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Song Knows No Barrier: Singer Yesudas Seeks Entry To Padmanabha Swamy Temple

Thiruvananthapuram(PTI): Eminent Carnatic vocalist and playback singer K J Yesudas has applied for permission to offer worship at the centuries-old Padmanabha Swamy temple here, where only believers of Hinduism are permitted. The temple authorities said, the singer, a Christian by birth, sent the request letter and declaration of his faith in Hinduism through a special messenger last evening. Temple Executive officer...

Never Say No: Mad-Donna Open To Adopt More Kids

Los Angeles (PTI): Pop diva Madonna says she will "never say never" to adopting more children because she finds motherhood a form of healing for her. The 59-year-old singer has Lourdes, 20, Rocco, 17, Mercy and David, both 11, as well as five-year-old twins Stelle and Estere. In an interview with CBS, Madonna says, "Who knows? Yeah, I - I never...

Salman Khan receives Global Diversity Award

London (PTI) Bollywood superstar Salman Khan has been honoured with the Global Diversity Award 2017 in the British Parliament House. The actor was honoured for his contribution to the Indian film industry as an actor, producer, television personality, singer and philanthropist. Presenting the award, Keith Vaz, the longest serving Indian-origin MP in Parliament, said, "Salman Khan is a role model and a...

‘Desi Girl’ Priyanka Chopra To Present Trophy At 2017 Emmys

Los Angeles (PTI): Priyanka Chopra is set to present a trophy at the 69th Primetime Emmy awards on Sunday, here. Priyanka has joined the list of Hollywood stars, such as Reese Witherspoon, Nicole Kidman, Adam Scott, Viola Davis, Jane Fonda, Lily Tomlin, Seth Meyers and Dolly Parton, who will return to the main stage to present various statuettes, reported Entertainment...

Rishi Kapoor Slams Rahul Gandhi On ‘Dynasty’ Comments

New Delhi (PTI): Veteran actor Rishi Kapoor has taken exception to Rahul Gandhi's reference of Bollywood while talking about dynasty politics during his speech at Berkeley. Kapoor said each generation of his family has been "chosen on merit" by the public and the Kapoors' contribution to the 106 years of Indian cinema is 90 years. Rahul, in his speech at the...

Now A Biopic On ‘Giant Killer’ Vijay Amritraj

Mumbai (PTI): A biopic on former Indian tennis legend Vijay Amritraj is in the works. Cinestaan Film Company (CFC) has acquired rights to the film that will focus on Amritraj's career, his personal life and philanthropic activities. Amritraj achieved many firsts as a tennis champion. He has also acted in two Hollywood films "Star Trek" and "Octopussy"- which were global hits. "Parents...

Howard Hodgkin’s Personal Collection To Go Under Hammer

London(PTI): 400 items from British painter and collector Howard Hodgkin's collection will go under the hammer at Sotheby's upcoming sale from October 20-24 here. Hodgkin, who began collecting as a 14 year old boy, was instantly drawn to Indian paintings, particularly those from the 17th to 20th centuries. He especially sought fragments, motifs, calligraphy, colours and textures appearing in Indian tiles, textiles...

We Want To Make Things Better: Joshi After First CBFC Meeting

Mumbai (PTI): The newly appointed Central Board of Film Certification chief, Prasoon Joshi, called his first meeting with the new members of the board, where they discussed about the future of film censorship in India. The meeting on Monday was attended by board members Gautami Tadimalla, Jeevitha Rajashekar, Mihir Bhuta, Naresh Chandra Lal, Neil Scott Nongkynrih, Ramesh Patnage, TS Nagabharna,...

Musicians Are Winners, Not Losers, Says A R Rahman

Mumbai(PTI): Filmmakers usually show the rags to riches story in biopics of sports personalities, but music maestro A R Rahman says he fails to understand why musicians are often depicted as losers on the big screen. Rahman feels people are only interested in making biopics on musicians, who have led a tragic life. "I think people are interested to do biopics on...

Priyanka Chopra Meets Syrian Refugees In Jordan

Cairo (PTI): Actor Priyanka Chopra, on her maiden visit to a Syrian refugee camp in the Jordanian capital of Amman, is appalled by their plight and said the world should be inspired by their resilience. More than 5 million people have fled war-torn Syria since the civil war began in 2011 and have taken shelter in neighbouring countries like Lebanon,...

Priyanka Chopra Calls For Gender Equality In Films

Los Angeles (PTI): Priyanka Chopra says she is "digging her feet in" to get equality for women in the film industry so they can get the meatier roles like their male counterparts The 35-year-old star says she wants to make things easier for the next generation of female actors in Hollywood, reported Entertainment Tonight. "Well first of all, just to take...

Even If My Journey Ends Now, I Have Nothing To Lose: Kangana

Mumbai (PTI): Her over a decade-long journey in Bollywood has seen many a triumph, including her three National awards, and Kangana Ranaut says if her career ends now, she has nothing to lose as she has a huge success story for the rest of her life. Kangana, who made her film debut in 2006 with "Gangster", says during her journey...

Dharmapada On Screen: Light And Sound Show At Konark Temple In 3 Languages

Bhubaneswar: Tourists to the world famous Sun Temple at Konark would be able to enjoy the much-awaited  light and sound show from today evening. At least 250 people could be accommodated per show. The 35-minute show was inaugurated at the 13th century temple by Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on September 9 evening. The Black Pagoda now has a new attraction...

Don’t Want To Sensationalise Raj Kapoor’s Life: Rishi On Biopic

Mumbai(PTI): Veteran actor Rishi Kapoor says if a biopic is made on his father, legendary filmmaker Raj Kapoor, the family would make sure his life is depicted in its truest sense and not sensationalised. The 65-year-old actor says he understands that the present generation is curious about Kapoor's personal and professional life, but if a biopic will ever be made, the...