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Madhubala’s Wax Figure At Madame Tussauds Gallery In Delhi

New Delhi (PTI): Yesteryear actress Madhubala is the latest celebrity to join the Bollywood brigade at Madame Tussauds, which is scheduled to open later this year. The actress' wax figure will be styled based on her iconic character Anarkali from the classic film "Mughal-E- Azam". Madhubala, one of the leading actresses from Hindi cinema's golden era, appeared in classics like "Chalti Ka...

David Guetta Trying To Create Timeless Music

London (PTI): French DJ David Guetta says he wants his music to be "timeless" and appeal to all generations. The 49-year-old DJ believes he can create such music by using the same underlying emotions, reported Contactmusic. "I'm trying to do something timeless. People always want to listen to something new, but at the same time emotions are always the same. There's not...

When Writer Sudha Murthy Was Called ‘Cattle Class’ at Heathrow Airport

New Delhi (PTI):  "Go and stand in the economy class queue. This line is for business class travelers," a well-heeled lady told Sudha Murthy at the International Heathrow airport in London. The chairman of Infosys Foundation was at the airport wearing a salwar kameez, which perhaps made her a misfit in the queue in question. But, what eventually got Sudha's goat...

Ranbir: Sanjay Dutt’s Biopic Not To Portray him as God

Mumbai (PTI): Ranbir Kapoor says the upcoming biopic on Sanjay Dutt will deal with both the highs and lows of the actor's life. Ranbir says Dutt has been very gracious in providing insights about his life story in an honest way for the biopic being helmed by Rajkumar Hirani. "He hasn't been a hypocrite about it (his life). So it's not a...

Monumental Neglect: Syed H Raza’s Memories In Ruins

Mandla in Madhya Pradesh (PTI): An ancient tree, a dilapidated school building and its sepia tinted admission record circa 1931, are perhaps the only tactile remnants of Syed Haider Raza's early childhood that was spent in the thinly populated village of Kakaiya here. While the staff of Shaskiya Madhyamik Shala hasn't forgotten the iconic modernist painter, the visible sense of dejection...

It’s A Very Difficult Show: Rohit Shetty On ‘Khatron Ke Khiladi’

Mumbai (PTI):  Rohit Shetty is no stranger to stunts as all of his films feature high-octane action scenes. But the filmmaker, who is hosting the eighth season of "Khatron Ke Khiladi", says it was mentally taxing to be a part of the stunt-based reality show. "It's actually a very difficult show. It's not normal. I've done other shows also as a judge...

Kareena’s ‘Geet’ Inspired Anushka To Join Bollywood

Mumbai (PTI):  Actress Anushka Sharma says it was the fun-filled character of 'Geet' played by Kareena Kapoor Khan in Imtiaz Ali helmed "Jab We Met" that attracted her to the world of movies. The actress said that "Jab Harry Met Sejal" was the first movie to be offered to her by Imtiaz and she liked the idea so much that...

Goan Artist Paints The Death And Rebirth Of Lisbon

New Delhi (PTI): In November 1755, the capital city of Portugal was hit by an earthquake. Lisbon, known for its architectural heritage, was razed to the ground minutes later by a tsunami destroying whatever little was spared. The city was decimated. But with time, it recreated itself rebuilding the architecture which has awed Goa-based artist Deviprasad C Rao to produce a body...

Have Seen Too Much To Fear Failure: Nawazuddin Siddiqui

New Delhi (PTI): He came to the city of dreams with Rs 2,500 in his pocket and an ambition to make it big in films. But before giving him his due, Mumbai tested Nawazuddin Siddiqui's patience so much so that the actor has now become fear-proof. "I have already faced so much in my life. I have seen that time when I...

Linkin Park Lead Vocalist Chester Bennington Commits Suicide

  Los Angeles (PTI): He tried so hard and got so far but in the end it "did" matter as Linkin Park lead singer Chester Bennington left the world numb with his sudden demise. He was only 41. According to TMZ, Bennington reportedly hanged himself at his Palos Verdes residence on Thursday. A representative later confirmed Bennington's death to Rolling Stone. "Shortly after 9 am...

Karan Johar Feels Sorry For Cutting Joke On Kangana At IIFA Show

Mumbai (PTI):  Filmmaker Karan Johar has admitted the nepotism joke targeting Kangana Ranaut at the IIFA Awards stage was his idea and it is something that he regrets now. Johar, Saif Ali Khan and Varun Dhawan raked up the nepotism debate during the award ceremony on July 15, where the trio chanted "nepotism rocks", mocking Kangana for calling the "Ae...

Kangana Ranaut Injured On ‘Manikarnika’ Set

Mumbai (PTI):  Actress Kangana Ranaut has suffered an injury while shooting "Manikarnika - The Queen of Jhansi" in Hyderabad and has been advised rest for five days. Kangana got severely injured during an intense sword- fighting sequence with co-star Nihar Pandya, when the latter's sword accidentally hit her forehead, causing a deep cut. The 30-year-old actress was soon rushed to a...

‘Qaidi Band’ Director Questions How We Take Freedom For Granted

New Delhi (PTI): What started as a curiosity over an article about a band in Tihar Jail led director Habib Faisal to the story of his latest film, "Qaidi Band", about seven undertrials seeking redemption through music. Faisal, best known for his films such as "Do Dooni Chaar" and "Ishaqzaade", said he was unsure about the direction of the story until...

Honoured To Be A New Academy Member: Deepika Padukone

Mumbai (PTI): Deepika Padukone is one of the newest members the Academy of Motion Picture of Arts & Sciences (AMPAS) and the actress says she feels honoured to be included in the Class of 2017. The 31-year-old actress, who made her Hollywood debut with Vin Diesel's "xXx: Return of Xander Cage", took to Twitter to share her excitement. "Honoured to be a...