Muthuvel Karunanidhi, former Chief Minister of the South Indian State of Tamil Nadu and President of the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK), film script writer, Tamil scholar and champion of social equality, passed away at a private hospital in Chennai on Tuesday after a prolonged illness. He was 94.
Sri Lankan film wins “Most Outstanding Film” Award at the Asia Tourism Film and Television Awards Festival
Colombo, Aug 7 (newsin.asia) – Sri Lankan film “Bhavatharana”, directed by Devinda D. Kongahage won the “Most Outstanding Film” Award under international category at the recently held Asia Tourism Induced Film and Television Awards Festival 2018, held in Taizhou, Zhenjiang Province, China, the Foreign Ministry said in a statement. The Festival was hosted by the All China Television Artists […]
The Federal Censor Board of Pakistan has banned Anubhav Sinha’s courtroom drama Mulk, set to hit the screens on August 3rd. While the ban on Bollywood releases in Pakistan is currently the trending topic, this is not the first time such an incident has occurred.Deepak Mukut, Soham Rockstar Entertainment states, “ We are disturbed by this prejudiced verdict and it’s such an irony because our film talks about this very prejudice. We urge the Pakistani Censor Board to reconsider their decision. They will realise how essential it is to the well-being of the human race across the world.”
Pakistan’s Prime Ministet-to-be, Imran Khan, has decided against inviting foreign leaders and celebrities to his oath taking ceremony on August 11 as Pakistan’s new prime minister as he wants to keep the event very simple, Dawn reported.
His party had initially planned to invite several foreign leaders and personalities, including Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Bollywood superstar Aamir Khan and Indian cricketers like Kapil Dev, Sunil Gavasker and Navjot Singh Sidhu to the event.
However, in an apparent change of heart today, Khan has opted against a fancy ceremony.
Bollywood superstar Aamir Khan has said that he has not been invited to attend the oath taking ceremony of Pakistan Prime Minister-to-be, Imran Khan, on August 11. Earlier reports had stated that Aamir promised Imran that he will be visiting Pakistan if the latter wins the 2018 General Elections. The Dangal star told News 18 TV: “No, I am not going to Pakistan and I haven’t got an invitation for Imran Khan’s swearing-in ceremony.
The distributors of Bollywood film Dhadak in Pakistan are very disappointed following the failure of the film there. Despite their high hopes it only made Rs. 12 million in 11 days because its tragic ending. But the Sanjay Dutt biopic Sanju and the Pakistani singing star, Ali Zafar’s Teefa in Trouble are doing roaring business.
A few minutes after Pakistan Tehreek-i- Insaf party Chairman Imran Khan addressed the nation after emerging victorious in the General Elections, Bollywood actors Rishi Kapoor and Ayushmann Khurrana praised the politician, hoping for better relations between the neighboring countries. Plugging his new film Mulk, the Kapoor and Sons actor Rishi Kapoor posted: “Well-spoken, Imran Khan. I have been saying whatever you said on all the channels for the past two days regarding India-Pakistan.”
Colombo, July 25 (newsin.asia) – The sensational feel-good musical MAMMA MIA! will come to the Nelum Pokuna Mahinda Rajapakse Theater for an eight-day run from December 22 to 30 as part of the international tour. MAMMA MIA! is Judy Craymer’s ingenious vision of staging the story-telling magic of ABBA’s timeless songs with an enchanting tale […]
A movie is being made on the life of Pakistani child activist for female education Malala Yousafzai, who miraculously survived an assassination attempt by the Taliban in 2012 and went on to become the youngest Nobel laureate. The movie, titled “Gul Makai” is being produced by a Bollywood producer and is expected to hit the big screens soon.
In recent times, biopics have become the talk of B-town. The latest was Sanju, based on the life of controversial actor Sanjay Dutt. And before that, films such as M.S. Dhoni: The Untold Story, Mary Kom and Dangal, which were also based on the lives of real life heroes, managed to fare well at the box office. A biopic is now being made on one of Bollywood’s most iconic stars ever: Madhubala with probably Kareena Kapoor Khan in the lead.