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Patty Jenkins committed to release ‘Wonder Woman 1984’ on big screen

"It's so great on the big screen," Jenkins said during the film's panel at DC FanDome.

Sharman Joshi-starrer Graham Staines film gets OTT release in Hindi

"The Least Of These: The Graham Staines Story" is based on the startling episode where the Australian missionary was murdered along with his two sons in India. The film released in English last year. This is Sharman's maiden collaboration with Hollywood artistes such as Baldwin and Rigby, who essay Graham Staines and his wife Gladys respectively.

SC orders CBI probe into Sushant Singh Rajput death case

Justice Hrishikesh Roy said the CBI will be competent to probe not only Patna FIR but any other FIR in connection with the case.

Bollywood joins CBI probe demand in Sushant case

Varun took to his Instagram Stories and wrote: "#CBIforSSR", with a folded hands emoji.

‘Never saw Sushant’s body hanging, do not trust Mumbai Police probe’

Senior advocate Vikas Singh, representing Sushant's father, contended before Justice Hrishikesh Roy that the family has no faith in the investigation of the Mumbai Police and Rhea Chakraborty's role should have been investigated but it was doing something else.

Will abide by what SC rules on Sushant probe, says Maharashtra...

In a significant statement, Deshmukh told media persons that the state will follow the ruling of the apex court vis-a-vis the probe into the case, but opposes a CBI investigation on grounds of jurisdiction.

SP Balasubramaniam tests Covid-19 positive

In the video, he revealed that he had a fever, a cold and chest congestion, and wanted to get tested for the disease. The reports were positive, and doctors recommended him to follow home quarantine. Instead of going back home, he admitted himself to the hospital, keeping in mind the safety of his family members.

Centre agrees to CBI inquiry into Sushant’s death

Mehta, appearing for the Centre, submitted before Justice Hrishikesh Roy that the notification for the Central Bureau of Investigation will be issued soon, preferably by the end of the day.

Mumbai Police says no written complaint was filed by Sushant’s family...

The statement reads: "Regarding Sh Sushant Singh Rajput Accidental Death, the case has been registered vide A.D.No 43/2020 u/s 174 CrPC on 14th June 2020. The matter is being investigated by Bandra Police Station Mumbai."

ED files money laundering case in Sushant case

The development comes amid the complaint of K.K. Singh, father of Sushant Singh Rajput, to Bihar Police against actress Rhea Chakraborty.

Sushant’s father files caveat in Supreme Court on Rhea plea on...

"Let nothing be done in the above mentioned matter without prior notice to the undersigned," said the caveat by advocate Nitin Saluja on behalf of Sushant's father. The apex court also declined to entertain a plea seeking a CBI investigation into the death of Sushant.

Veteran actress Kumkum passes away at 86

Television director and late comedian Jagdeep's son Naved Jafri tweeted to confirm the news. "We have lost another gem. I have known her since I was a kid and she was family, a superb artist and a fantastic human being. Rest in peace Kumkum aunty," Naved wrote on Twitter.

‘Tenet’ to open globally on August 26, India release date undecided

The makers don't have plans to release "Tenet" in China yet.

Tamil actress Vijayalakshmi allegedly tries to commit suicide, hospitalised

Vijayalakshmi, who had spoken against actor-turned-politician Seeman a while back, is recovering in a private hospital, said sources close to the actress according to a timesofindia.com report.

Hollywood icon Olivia de Havilland dies at 104

"A two-time Best Actress Oscar winner, Olivia de Havilland was a mainstay of Hollywood's Golden Age and an immeasurable talent. Here's to a true legend of our industry," the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences wrote on Sunday, on its verified Twitter account, @The Academy.

Cinemas should be allowed to reopen in August, I&B Ministry recommends

I& B Secretary Amit Khare indicated this at a closed-door industry interaction with the CII Media Committee on Friday. He said his opposite number in the Home Ministry, Ajay Bhalla, will take the final call.

See you soon, says Co-star Sanjana to Sushant on ‘Dil Bechara’...

Sushant and Sanjana co-star in "Dil Bechara", which digitally premieres worldwide on Friday evening. Hours before the film launched, Sanjana paid a tribute to Sushant.

Sushant Singh Rajput lookalike Sachin Tiwari to star in film ‘Suicide...

Sachin will play the lead in "Suicide Or Murder," a film being pitched as an effort based on the life of Sushant, directed by Shamik Maulik and produced by Vijay Shekhar Gupta. The music is by Shraddha Pandit.

Virginity should be a girl’s choice, says Urvashi Rautela

Urvashi's new film "Virgin Bhanupriya" released digitally this weekend. In the film, she plays a girl who is desperate to lose her virginity, to begin with.

Janhvi Kapoor’s ‘Gunjan Saxena’ gets a release date

"Proud to bring to you the story of India's first woman Air Force Officer to go to war. A journey that I hope will inspire you the way that it has inspired me. ‘GunjanSaxena - The Kargil Girl' is landing on 12th August," she wrote.

Best stories are always in the real world, says writer-director Purva...

"My thoughts have always taken shape from what I see, feel, and interact with around me. I think the arts have always presented the opportunity to discover through various lenses what others sometimes fail to see," Naresh said.

Amitabh Bachchan tests COVID-19 positive

"T 3590 -I have tested CoviD positive .. shifted to Hospital .. hospital informing authorities .. family and staff undergone tests , results awaited .. All that have been in close proximity to me in the last 10 days are requested to please get themselves tested!" tweeted @SrBachchan.

Veteran comedian Jagdeep passes away at 81

Bollywood star Ajay Devgn confirmed the news on social media.

Taapsee unhappy as CBSE curriculum skips secularism, federalism, citizenship, nationalism

" Wah Wah. Is there an ‘official' declaration of any sort I missed? Ya future mein ab iski zarurat nahi hai (Or, don't we need thesse values in future)? If education is compromised with, there will be NO FUTURE!" she tweeted.

Over 150 international films at Mumbai Queer Film festival

Tipped as South Asia's biggest LGBTQIA+ film festival, it is the first Indian film festival to come up with a slate of new programs for this year.

Case against Ram Gopal Varma in Telangana over his new movie...

A case against Varma and producer Natti Karuna was booked at Miryalaguda Town- I police station in Nalgonda district.

Choreographer Saroj Khan passes away after cardiac arrest at 71

Khan was diabetic and had complained of breathing problem last month, following which she was admitted to Mumbai's Guru Nanak Hospital. Over the past few weeks, she had been experiencing multiple health issues, though she had tested negative for Covid-19. She breathed her last at around 1.30 a.m., family sources said.

Vidya Balan-starrer ‘Shakuntala Devi’ gets a release date

Ditching the traditional theatrical release, the film premieres directly on the streaming platform Amazon Prime Video. The streamer announced the release date of the film on Thursday through a fun video featuring Vidya.

Bollywood stars line up OTT releases in coming months

Swara Bhasker stars in "Rasbhari", a love story set in Meerut.

Sushant’s family to start foundation in his name to support young...

The family also announced its decision to turn the late actor's childhood home in Patna's Rajiv Nagar area into a memorial for his fans.

Sushant Singh Rajput’s last film to release digitally

"Sushant was not just the hero of my debut film as a director, but he was a dear friend who stood by me through thick and thin. We had been close right from ‘Kai Po Che' to ‘Dil Bechara'," said the film's director Mukesh Chhabra.

Popular Kerala film director Sachy passes away

Popularly known as Sachy, the 48-year-old was recovering from hip surgery when he suffered a cardiac arrest on Tuesday. He was admitted to the intensive care unit (ICU) of a leading hospital in Thrissur.

Sushant Singh Rajput commits suicide

He was found hanging in his apartment in Bandra on Sunday morning, and a domestic help alerted the police.

‘Axone’ comes at right time, says director amidst ‘corona’ attacks on...

The film is about a group of friends, mostly from the Northeast, who get together to prepare a special dish called axone.

AR Rahman to co-produce, compose for Nawazuddin Siddiqui’s ‘No Land’s Man’

Sharing the news, Nawazuddin Siddiqui wrote on Instagram: "It's a pleasure to have the Maestro of Music @arrahman Co-Producing and doing the music of my film #NoLand'sMan directed by @farooki_mostofa."

KASHISH 2020 to go virtual

The 'KASHISH 2020 Virtual' film festival will go live on July 22nd and conclude on July 30th, making it the first-ever big film festival in India to go online with a full line up of new films.

Filmmaker Basu Chatterjee passes away at 93

His last rites will be performed at the Santacruz Crematorium at 2 p.m. on Thursday. Chatterjee's demise was confirmed by filmmaker Ashoke Pandit, who is also the president of Indian Film and TV Directors Association.

Pallavi Joshi-starrer short film explores issue of menopause

While several male and female celebrities have been promoting the campaign #ItsJustaPeriod about menstrual hygiene on social media, producer Maansi says it is time to highlight the equally significant issue of menopause.

TN relaxes conditions for TV serial shooting

In a statement issued here, he said the television serial shooting will be allowed from May 31 onwards with a maximum of 60 persons at the spot including actors and technicians.

Actor Prithviraj, others return from Jordan after 50 days

The 58 member crew was stuck in Wadi Rum, a desert in Jordan, as they were shooting 'Aadujeevitham' based on the award winning eponymous Malayalam novel by Benyamin.

COVID-19 effect: 7 films confirmed for straight-to-OTT release

All these films will directly go to Amazon Prime bypassing traditional theatrical release.

India’s international actor Irrfan Khan no more

A statement by his official spokesperson has confirmed the demise of the 54-year-old actor on Wednesday.

Sara Ali Khan’s before transformation video goes viral

Sara took to Instagram, where she shared a video in which she is seen playing a prank on her friends in an aircraft, way before her weight loss transformation.

Joaquin Phoenix’s ‘Joker’ to re-release in India

Todd Phillips along with Phoenix turned the story of a mentally unstable loner and failed comedian Arthur Fleck, who picks violence to find calmness in his life, into a blockbuster. It was earlier released in India on October 2, 2019.

‘Once Upon A Time In Hollywood’ to re-release in India on...

Tarantino's "Once Upon A Time In Hollywood" was his love letter to Los Angeles of 1969, and it has won commercial success and critical acclaim all over the world.

Amitabh Bachchan unveils first look poster of ‘Jhund’

In the poster, Amitabh can be seen showing his back to the camera as he stares into what appears to be a dilapidated football field.

Malala biopic director still receives threat mails

Khan agrees that the story of Malala is known to all but he is sure that few people know about her life before she was shot by the Taliban in 2012.

Noted Odia filmmaker Manmohan Mahapatra passes away

Known as the father of Odia new wave cinema, Mahapatra won eight consecutive national film awards.

With pension for acid attack survivors, ‘Chhapaak’ serves ‘purpose’

On Sunday, she took to Twitter, where she shared a news headline, which read: "Uttarakhand announces pension for acid attack survivors in the state after the release of 'Chhapaak'".

SP workers to watch ‘Chhapak’, Congress puts up posters supporting film

The move is aimed at expressing support to Deepika Padukone, who has been in the eye of a storm after she visited the protesting students at the Jawaharlal Nehru University on Tuesday and came on the target of right-wing activists.

‘Panipat’ gets tax exemption in Maharashtra

Gowariker took to Twitter to thank Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray for making the film tax-free.

Chef Vikas Khanna’s ‘The Last Color’ stands a long shot at...

"The Last Color" may not have had a commercial release in India yet, but it was screened at the Palm Springs International Film Festival last year. It also won Best Feature Film award at Dallas International Film Festival in 2018. It is one out of 344 films that have been considered eligible for nomination in the category this year.

‘Chhapaak’ taken to Bombay HC over writing credit

Bharti, the petitioner, has now approached the Bombay High Court and has said that he should be given his due credit as one of the writers of the film, which was idea/script for a movie tentatively titled as "Black Day", and got it registered with the Indian Motion Pictures Producers' Association (IMPPA) in February 2015. based on the life of Laxmi Agarwal, an acid attack survivor.

Ace cinematographer Ramachandra Babu passed away

He cranked the camera for over 130 films mostly in Malayalam, although he worked in other South Indian languages, too and has won Kerala State Film Awards.

Salman Khan: ‘There is no game plan, I go with my...

"Working on a popular character and franchise is not that easy. Audiences have certain expectations from the franchise and the next installment must meet the criteria," Salmankhan .

Mammootty’s ‘Mamangam’ leaked online, FIR filed

Ernakulam police here registered an anti-piracy case against those who have uploaded Malayalam film Mamangam. "We had commissioned a team of 30 members who have now found out that the film has been uploaded to the internet," said an official attached to the film.

Abhishek Kapoor to helm film on 2019 Balakot airstrike

Abhishek Kapoor has joined hands with producers Sanjay Leela Bhansali, Bhushan Kumar, Mahaveer Jain and Pragya Kapoor for a film based on the 2019 Balakot airstrike.

Rajini’s upcoming film gets special poster on superstar’s B’day

The poster features Rajinikanth walking majestically with a fiery look on his face. "Darbar", which has been directed by A.R. Murugadoss, is slated to hit the screens during Pongal in January.

Gal Gadot suffers spine injuries filming ‘Wonder Woman 1984’

Gadot reprises her role as Amazonian warrior princess Diana Prince and her titular alter ego in "Wonder Woman 1984", which features the star pulling off several high-octane action sequences

Ajith to star in ‘Valimai’ confirms producer Boney Kapoor

Speaking at an award ceremony here on Sunday, Kapoor said: " 'Valimai' shoot will begin on December 13. Ajith plays a cop. It will be a Diwali 2020 release."

‘Star Trek’ actor Rene Auberjonois loses battle with cancer

Los Angeles: "Star Trek" and "Benson" actor Rene Auberjonois has passed away. He was 79. The "Star Trek: Deep Space Nine" regular lost his battle with...

Gal Gadot to produce US adaptation of Israeli drama ‘Queens’

Los Angeles: "Wonder Woman" star Gal Gadot is set to executive produce the US version of the hit Israeli crime drama "Queens". Gadot and Jaron Varsano...

Biopic on social activist Daya Bai to release in April

Mumbai: A Hindi biopic based on Kerala-born social activist Daya Bai will hit the big screen in April 2020. Directed by Sree Varun, the film features...

Social media remembers Dev Anand on his 8th death anniversary

Mumbai: Commemorating Dev Anand on his eighth death anniversary, fans from around the world paid tributes to the legendary actor on social media, on Tuesday. Dev...

Julia Roberts, Michelle Obama to work at empowering girls in Asia

Los Angeles: Hollywood star Julia Roberts and former first lady Michelle Obama are teaming up for a trip to Asia to focus on education and...

Parents should sensitize kids for equality in society says Tara Sharma

Mumbai: Actress-entrepreneur Tara Sharma who is gearing up for the new season of "The Tara Sharma Show" on parenting says that it is crucial for...

Parvathy feels ‘Kabir Singh’ glorifies violence against women

Parvathy was speaking at an actors' roundtable where "Arjun Reddy" actor Vijay Deverakonda was also present, reports hindustantimes.com.

‘Frozen 2’ comes with a green message

The makers found a deeper connection with nature while exploring the dichotomy of fairytale and myth. In the Disney animated film franchise, Anna is a fairytale princess and Elsa is a mythic hero with the magical ability to create and manipulate snow.

Nawazuddin receives Golden Dragon Award at Cardiff Film Fest

The award was presented to him by the Counsel General of Wales, UK, Mick Antoniw, on Sunday.

Nawazuddin to be honoured at international film fest

Nawazuddin will be feted with the Golden Dragon Award at the fest, which will be held from October 24 to 27 at Cardiff Bay, Wales. He will get the award on the final day of the fest.

Will cooperate with police on Manju Warrier’s complaint, says Sreekumar Menon

"Soon after you gave the complaint against me, I was flooded with calls from the media. I wish to state that I am a law-abiding citizen and an ordinary person. I assure that I will cooperate with the police against your complaint and will tell them truthfully everything that I know about you," said Menon.

Didn’t expect standing ovation for directorial debut, Seema Pahawa at MAMI

"Ramprasad Ki Tehrvi" has a brilliant ensemble cast including Naseeruddin Shah, Supriya Pathak, Konkona Sen Sharma, Parambrata Chattopadhyay, Vinay Pathak, Vikrant Massey and Manoj Pahwa. The film will have a theatrical release on November 22.

Roudram 2018: Film on Kerala floods make it to Cairo film...

"Roudram 2018" is Jayaraj's seventh film in the "Navarasa" series.

I have always paid male and female stars equally, says Karan...

Karan added many women in the industry deserve more money than the men.