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Basically I Remain A Classical Musician: Shankar Mahadevan

Kolkata(PTI): Popular singer Shankar Mahadevan tonight said though he is flooded with requests to perform hit Bollywood numbers on stage, the artist remains a classically- rooted musician. "I can't escape crooning the 'Mitwa... Kahe Dhadkan Tujhse Kya' number wherever I perform, basically I am a classically rooted musician," Mahadevan said at the Tata Steel Kolkata Literary Meet here. His roots in...

‘Padmaavat’ Row: Film To Be Screened By Rajasthan High Court

Jodhpur in Rajasthan(PTI): A screening of 'Padmaavat' will be held in the Rajasthan High Court after the controversial film's director Sanjay Leela Bhansali, who is seeking the quashing of an FIR against the movie, agreed to it. Sanjay Leela Bhansali's counsel, however, requested that adequate security measures should be put in place during screening of the film in the court. Acting...

Karni Sena Open To Witnessing ‘Padmaavat’ Ahead Of Its Release: Kalvi

Jaipur in Rajasthan(PTI): The Shree Rajput Karni Sena, a group opposing film 'Padmaavat', said today it was ready to watch the Bollywood period drama as offered by Bhansali productions to end the deadlock on the issue. The film, slated to be released on January 25, has been been facing protests by Karni Sena and other fringe groups over allegations that...

Sudarsan Pattnaik Offers Sandy Tribute To Goddess Of Knowledge Saraswati

Puri: Globally renowned sand artist Sudarsan Pattnaikwho wears many a feather on his hat today dedicated a sand sculpture of Goddess of Knowledge on the auspicious occasion of Basant Panchami or Saraswati Puja. In his reverence to the goddess Sudarshan Pattnaik took to Twitter and shared the pictures of the beautiful sand art tribute. He mentioned : “Our SandArt...

‘Sholay’ Revisits ‘Padmaavat’: Rajasthan Youth Climbs Mobile Tower With Bottle Of Petrol, Demands Ban On Film

New Delhi: Demanding a countrywide ban on Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s upcoming film ‘Padmaavat’, a youth in Bhilwara district of Rajasthan climbed a 350 feet tall mobile tower with a bottle of petrol today. Opposing the release of the film in theatres, the youth said that he will come down only when the Deepika Padukone, Shahid Kapoor and Ranveer...

Aziz Ansari Skips SAG Awards Amid Sexual Misconduct Claims

Los Angeles(PTI): Indian-origin actor Aziz Ansari skipped the SAG Awards ceremony amid the allegations of sexual misconduct leveled against him by a woman with whom he went on a date last year. The 39-year-old actor, who was nominated for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series for his role in "Master of None", did not receive any...

Assam Bureaucrat Trains His Lens On Nature, Wildlife

Guwahati(PTI): The close-up of a wild buffalo staring at the camera, a fleecy sky overlooking a fenced path and the curious gaze of a child were some of the images put on display at an exhibition by Sanjib Gohain Boruah, a bureaucrat by profession and a photographer by passion. Currently serving as the secretary to the Assam Governor, Gohain Boruah's...

Rally In Chittorgarh Against ‘Padmaavat’

Jaipur(PTI): A group today took out a "jauhar swabhimaan" rally in Chittorgarh against the upcoming Bollywood movie 'Padmaavat' demanding a complete ban on it. Several women and men, who were part of the rally, were holding swords and shouted slogans against "Padmaavat" film- maker Sanjay Leela Bhansali. The rally, held under the banner of Jauhar Kshatrani Manch, began from the Chittorgarh...

Rajasthan Theatre Owners Clueless About ‘Padmaavat’ Release

Jaipur(PTI): Uncertainty over the release of controversial film "Padmaavat" in Rajasthan looms large as theatre owners are still clueless whether distributors will purchase the rights despite the Supreme Court's ruling against the ban on Sanjay Leela Bhansali's period drama. The audiences have already started enquiring about the release of the film in cinema halls but there is no advance booking...

Rajput Women Organisation Launches Rani Padmavati Calendar

Jamshedpur(PTI): An organisation of Rajput women today said it's calendar has been dedicated to Rani Padmavati this year in protest against making of the movie 'Padmavat' that "distorted historical facts". The Antarashtriya Kshtriya Veeraangna Foundation (AKVF) dedicated the 5th edition of its yearly calendar to Rani Padmavati so that the right message about the queen is spread, AKVF International General...

‘Dangal’ A Hit In China, Says Consul General

Kolkata(PTI): Chinese Consul General Ma Zhanwu today said Indian films are very well known in his country and Aamir Khan's 'Dangal' has been a runaway hit with subtitles. Movies like 'Dangal' had garnered more profits than many Chinese films in recent times, Zhanwu told PTI on the sidelines of the inauguration of the 7th Kolkata International Children's Film Festival (KICFF)...

I Never Molested My Daughter: Woody Allen

Los Angeles(PTI): Filmmaker Woody Allen has dismissed his adoptive daughter, Dylan Farrow's, sex assault claims saying he "never molested her". Allen's reaction comes after Farrow gave her first public TV interview about the claims hoping that appearing on camera would convince people she was telling the truth. In his response the filmmaker has accused Farrow of "cynically" using Hollywood's Time's Up...

Supreme Court Stays Ban, Allows ‘Padmaavat’ To Be Screened Across India

New Delhi(PTI): The Supreme Court today cleared the decks for the all-India release of controversial movie 'Padmaavat' on January 25 and stayed notifications and orders issued by Rajasthan and Gujarat prohibiting exhibition of the film in their states. A bench headed by Chief Justice Dipak Misra also restrained any other state from issuing such notifications and orders prohibiting exhibition of...

Former Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit Pens Autobiography

New Delhi(PTI): Former Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit is coming out with her autobiography, "Citizen Delhi: My Times, My Life", publishers Bloomsbury India announced today. The memoir which will be unveiled on January 27 at the 11th edition of the Jaipur Literature Festival, will take readers through the "lifelong journey of the only female politician in India to be part...