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Govinda back to work after testing Covid negative

Mumbai, April 16 (IANS) Bollywood actor Govinda on Friday announced that he is back to work after testing negative for Covid-19.Govinda is currently seen as a judge on the popular reality show “Dance Bangla Dance”. The actor shared a video from the set on Instagram where he is seen dancing with a group of background […]

Tamil actor Vivek critical, undergoes angioplasty (Ld)

Chennai, April 16 (IANS) Tamil movie comedy actor and Padma Shri awardee Vivek is in a critical condition and is on Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO) support, said a private hospital where he was admitted on Friday morning after showing ‘acute coronary syndrome with cardiogenic shock’. In a statement issued here, the SIMS Hospital said Vivek […]

Anuja Joshi: ‘Hello Mini’ started conversation around stalking

Mumbai, April 16 (IANS) Actress Anuja Joshi, who plays the female protagonist in the web series “Hello Mini”, feels through its first two seasons the show has managed to start a conversation around stalking, adding that the upcoming season digs deeper into the issue. “Mini (her character) is now a part of me. I’ve felt […]

Satyadeep Misra: ‘His Storyy’ talks of acceptance for a marginalised community

Mumbai, April 16 (IANS) Actor Satyadeep Mishra, who stars in the series “His Storyy”, says the makers of the show want to start a conversation of acceptance for a community that continues to be marginalised. The series revolves around a happily-married couple, Sakshi (played by Priyamani) and Kunal (Satyadeep). After nearly 15 years of marriage, […]

‘Dostana 2’ row: Dharma Productions officially announce Kartik Aaryan’s exit

Mumbai, April 16 (IANS) Karan Johar’s banner Dharma Productions on Friday evening posted an Instagram note to officially announce that actor Kartik Aaryan will no longer star in the filmmaker’s upcoming “Dostana 2”. “Due to professional circumstances, on which we have decided to maintain a dignified silence — we will be recasting Dostana 2, directed […]

World Entertainment

Amy Walsh misses working with Michael Praed

Los Angeles, April 16 (IANS) Actress Amy Walsh, who shared the screen with Michael Praed in the show “Emmerdale”, says she was devastated when he left the show. “I loved Michael Praed, who played Tracy’s dad Frank, he’s a ball of crazy energy. He was such a good friend to me, and a father figure. […]

Arnold Schwarzenegger uses his hit movie catchphrases in real life

Los Angeles, April 16 (IANS) Actor Arnold Schwarzenegger is known for trademark catchphrases in his films, and he confesses using these in real life as well. The action star’s son Patrick Schwarzenegger, who was a guest on “The Kelly Clarkson Show” to promote his new film “Moxie”, was asked if his father used his famous […]

How a Lata Mangeshkar classic drew Abhishek Verma to his new role

Mumai, April 15 (IANS) Actor Abhishek Verma, who is seen on the show “Aapki Nazron Ne Samjha”, says there is a special reason why he connects easily with his new show. “‘Aapki nazron ne samjha pyar ke kabil mujhe’ is a song that I love. I love old classics, so every time I hear anyone […]

Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez break up

Los Angeles, April 15 (IANS) Singer Jennifer Lopez and baseball star Alex Rodriguez have officially ended their relationship. The two called off their engagement in a joint statement. “We have realized we are better as friends and look forward to remaining so. We will continue to work together and support each other on our shared […]

Colin Farrell found ‘Voyagers’ script a page-turner

Los Angeles, April 15 (IANS) Hollywood star Colin Farrell says the script of his upcoming sci-fi thriller “Voyagers” was quite a page-turner. “Voyagers” tells the story of 30 men and women sent on an interstellar mission to save the human race. Talking about his role and the potential he saw in it, Farrell said: “I […]

Regional Entertainment

Art

English translation of famous Hindi novelist Shivani’s memoir to release in May

New Delhi, April 16 (IANS) The English rendering of “Amader Shantiniketan”, a charming memoir by the late Hindi writer Shivani, translated by her daughter Ira Pande, will be released under Penguin Random House India’s Vintage imprint next month. This timeless memoir was written by Shivani nearly 50 years ago from her perspective as a child […]

Is Modi era the end of Congress?

New Delhi, April 16 (IANS) A timely and comprehensive political critique of India’s ‘grand old party’, the Indian National Congress, author Amit Bagaria’s new book “Congress-Mukt Bharat: Is the Modi Era the End of Congress?” is a compelling and multi-dimensional take on the political, ideological and structural downfall of this 135-year-old party and the ascent […]

‘Sans baggage, Indian businesses uniquely positioned to leverage new digital media’ (IANS Interview)

By Vishnu MakhijaniNew Delhi, April 15 (IANS) Without legacy systems of the past, Indian businesses are uniquely positioned to leverage the new digital media, says Will Page, former Chief Economist of music streaming app Spotify, in his new book “Tarzan Economics” (Simon & Schuster), extrapolating the global music industry’s journey in coping with the threat […]

Mastering the art of letting go for achieving spiritual awareness

New Delhi, April 14 (IANS) Contemporary and internationally respected spiritual teacher Nithya Shanti unveils the art of letting go and returning to a ‘zero state’, a state of mind that has only intentions and no desires, in “Call Your Own Bluff: An Incredible Journey to Your True Freedom” (Penguin) as he guides you on the […]

I don’t think about who is at top and who isn’t: Subodh Gupta

By Sukant DeepakNew Delhi, April 14 (IANS) From brass utensils to stainless steel tiffins. From cow dung to buckets — in the world of one of India’s best known contemporary artists, Subodh Gupta, the universal derives from the personal even as the past and future emerges as a time of both hope and conflict. Known […]

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