The combo of Rohit Shetty and Ajay Devgn has once again hit the jackpot – their latest offering “Singham Returns” has earned over Rs.100 crore within five days of its release. Also starring Kareena Kapoor, the action-drama released on Independence Day. “#SinghamReturns Fri 32.09 cr (crore), Sat 21.05 cr, Sun 24.55 cr, Mon 14.78 cr, […]
Happy New Year trailer to be available on WhatsApp
Shah Rukh Khan has been known not only for his acting skills but more so for his uncanny knack of marketing his films. Well, the actor who is currently gearing up for his next release Happy New Year has done it again. In fact Shah Rukh's company Red ...
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Akshay Kumar prepares for his 500th Live Show
Despite being in Bollywood for over two decades, Akshay Kumar still rules the roost when it comes to action stars and the actor has been a live performer since the early stages of his career. However, this time around, Akshay Kumar's performance will ...
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Govinda turns down Alia's father's role in Shandaar
For weeks there was speculation that Govinda would be playing Alia Bhatt's father in Vikas Bahl's Shandaar featuring Shahid Kapoor. However, Govinda has finally turned down the coveted part for various reasons, mainly monetary. Says a source close to ...
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I am on the other side and loving it: Radhika Mukherji
Radhika Mukherji has always been the perfect wife - she has been involved in almost every aspect of her husband singer Shaan's life, by being there for him, supporting him always, yet not interfering with his work. And now Radhika has taken a step ...
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Chamber singers first Filipino artists to perform at LA's famous Disney Hall
Celebrating its 10th anniversary, PCS_LA commissioned Louie Ramos to arrange a collection of songs including renditions of “Humayo't Ihayag” and “Hindi Kita Malilimutan.” It was an eclectic repertoire, from “Kayo Mungaay Daun Iddem-Dem Mallida” ...
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CBFC recently got a setback after the CEO of the board Rakesh Kumar was arrested for allegedly taking bribe for certifying films. Along with him, an agent and a panel member too were accused of the crime and hence, removed from the board. Now, in order to keep up the efficiency of the board, former chairperson, Leela Samson has been asked to resume her duties and responsibilities until an appropriate replacement has been found.
Being the acting chairperson now, Leela revealed that in order for the proper functioning of the board and considering that many movies are in the pipeline for certification, she has decided to handover the charge to Deepak Tandel, secretary to the chairperson and Sanjay Jaiswal, senior administrative officer. Deepak and Sanjay have now been given the authority to certify films.
Not ending at that, Leela further stated that some of the panel members whose contracts have expired have now been retained by extending their contracts for a couple of months more in order to reduce the backlog of films.
Currently Leela is busy finding the right person who can handle the position of the CEO of the board effectively and she has even maintained that the person should be a part of the film industry. She is also busy conducting interviews of candidates for the post of Regional Officers.
One of the films that has been majorly affected by this controversy is Desi Kattey. The film starring Suneil Shetty, Jay Bhanushali, Tia Bajpai, Sasha Agha is yet to receive a clearance certificate from the board for its promos and the film is slated to release on September 12. In fact, director Anand Kumar expressed his concern over the fact that the film will hardly get any time for promotions owing to the controversy and they may even face a heavy monetary losses.
The buzz around “PK” is getting louder and Aamir Khan adds to the curiosity saying this is one of his favourite films. ‘In the last 25 years, whatever I have done – be it ’3 Idiots’, ‘Lagaan’, or ‘Sarfarosh’ – they are on the one side and this character is on the other side. It’s […]
Michael Cera releases surprise album of lo-fi bedroom pop
Cera's choice of musical tags seem to sum it up: “alternative / dirty / hello / home recording / modest / music / New York”. But these tracks also evoke the work of Cera's friends Nick Thorburn (of Islands) and Honus Honus (of Man Man) with whom he ...
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Download the new song from Flying Lotus' alter ego Captain Murphy 'Cosplay'
Flying Lotus has been a pretty busy guy lately. He's preparing for the release of his new album You're Dead! (which has some pretty killer guest features via Kendrick Lamar, Thundercat, and Snoop Dogg), and he's also recording new music under his rap ...
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BMC has received a complaint from the Watchdog Foundation about giving public access to the road next to Shah Rukh Khan's bungalow Mannat, a short cut route that will be easily accessible for pilgrims to visit the popular Mount Mary Church of the city.
According to the members of the Watchdog Foundation, the season of Bandra Fair in Mumbai will be starting soon and the place tends to get overcrowded considering that the public fair has lakhs of people visiting the church to offer their prayers every year. Hence, they have demanded an access to the small road that goes via Shah Rukh Khan's palatial residence Mannat as it will reduce the chaotic situation caused by visitors.
The route in question has been closed for almost three years and it is being said that the action was taken owing to the security of Shah Rukh Khan. However, despite that, last year, owing to large number of pilgrims who visited the Church, the route was opened on the third day of the annual fair and was shut down immediately after it ended.
The trustee of Watchdog Foundation, Nicholas Almeida stated that the route that passes adjacent to Mannat is a shorter route and people have easy access to the church. Hence last year, the route was opened and in fact, the foundation was even provided with an assurance that it will opened permanently. But now the road has been shut again, because of which the foundation has to demand access for it once again.
Assistant Deputy Commissioner from BMC Zone 3, Prashant Satpale is currently looking into the matter and he has revealed that he has been asked to do an inquiry and will soon be sending the report.
Shah Rukh Khan lives in Mannat along with his wife Gauri Khan and his three children, Aryan, Suhana and AbRam.
Recently, it was reported that the CEO of the Censor Board of Film Certification (CBFC) had been booked after a CBFC panel member and an agent were held accepting bribe allegedly on his behalf. Now we hear that Kumar has been arrested by the CBI in a different case of bribery.
This arrest comes after the CBI was led to evidence of Rakesh Kumar's involvement in bribery being accepted from film producers to expedite certification by a different agent who was being interrogated for a while now. Rakesh Kumar will now be produced in court on Tuesday, post which the CBI expects to dig out more information in the case involving collusion between the CBFC and film producers.
Interestingly, this arrest came after Sarvesh Jaiswal, who was also arrested and subsequently interrogated in the first bribery case, lead the investigative team to another agent named Kishanpalli. Later on interrogating Kishanpalli, the CBI uncovered evidence of Rakesh Kumar's alleged involvement in accepting bribes from certain production houses.