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Mizoram: Myanmarese national held with heroin worth Rs 42.7 lakh

Aizawl: A woman belonging to Myanmar was arrested for allegedly possessing heroin worth Rs. 42.7 lakh from Champhai in Mizoram. As per an official statement, the woman was nabbed from Zokhawthar village in east Mizorams Champhai district. She was caught based on a specific input. Acting on the input, the paramilitary force along with the [] The post Mizoram: Myanmarese national held with heroin worth Rs 42.7 lakh appeared first on NORTHEAST NOW .

NorthEast Now 22 Apr 2024 8:25 am

EVMs used in Mizoram sealed in 40 strong rooms

AIZAWL:All Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) used in Mizoram Lok Sabha polls have been sealed and kept in designated strong rooms under strict surveillance in anticipation of the upcoming counting on June 4, a senior election official said on Sunday. Polling for the lone Lok Sabha seat in the northeastern state was held on April 19. [] The post EVMs used in Mizoram sealed in 40 strong rooms appeared first on NORTHEAST NOW .

NorthEast Now 22 Apr 2024 7:40 am

Ryan announces new Deadpool and Wolverine trailer

Ryan Reynolds has thrilling news for Deadpool fans. The actor, on Monday, unveiled a fresh poster and teaser clip to herald the imminent trailer debut of the forthcoming 'Deadpool & Wolverine' film co-starring Hugh Jackman. With a simple yet tantalizing caption, 'Trailer Tomorrow,' Reynolds set the stage for the upcoming reveal.

The Times of India 22 Apr 2024 7:08 am

Manushi breaks her silence on BMCM failure

Manushi Chhillar, disappointed by the underperformance of 'Bade Miyan Chote Miyan,' addressed the film's box office failure, stating it's beyond an actor's control. Reflecting on her career, she emphasized the importance of exploration. Chhillar stars as Captain Misha alongside Akshay Kumar and Tiger Shroff. Her next project is the political action thriller 'Tehran' with John Abraham.

The Times of India 22 Apr 2024 7:01 am

Tom Selleck reveals details about his love life

Hollywood star Tom Selleck, recently opened up about his romantic past in an interview with Peoples Magazine. Contrary to assumptions, Selleck admitted he was not much of a ladies man and often considered himself a flake in relationships. Despite this, he found lasting love with Jillie Mack, his wife since 1987.

The Times of India 22 Apr 2024 6:36 am

Here's why Aayush said SORRY to Salman

Aayush Sharma opened up about apologizing to Salman Khan after 'Loveyatri' faced criticism. Despite misconceptions about his career and marriage, Aayush candidly discussed his initial doubts about acting and refuted claims of financial exploitation. With Salman's support and 'Ruslaan's anticipation, Aayush remains optimistic about his career journey despite past setbacks.

The Times of India 22 Apr 2024 6:02 am

Unbeatable! 'Queen of Tears' holds top spot for seventh week

The K-drama Queen of Tears, starring Kim Soo-hyun and Kim Ji-won, has maintained its stronghold on weekly ratings for the seventh consecutive week.

NewsBytes 22 Apr 2024 2:00 am

Priyanka Chopra to NOT attend Met Gala this year

Priyanka Chopra confirmed her absence from the Met Gala, citing filming commitments. She expressed uncertainty about this year's attendees but praised Zendaya's participation. Priyanka and Nick Jonas debuted as a couple at the 2017 Met Gala. The 2024 event will be chaired by Zendaya, Jennifer Lopez, Bad Bunny, and Chris Hemsworth.

The Times of India 22 Apr 2024 1:58 am

Aayush on gun-firing incident outside Salman's house

Amid the recent gun-firing incident at Salman Khan's residence, his brother-in-law Aayush Sharma shared his thoughts. Aayush refrained from detailed comments, showing solidarity with Salman Khan's family. He praised Mumbai Police's handling and expressed gratitude for support. Salman promoted Aayush's film 'Ruslaan' on Instagram today, urging theater visits.

The Times of India 22 Apr 2024 1:41 am

'LSD 2' box office collection Day 3

The box office earnings for 'Love Sex Aur Dhokha 2' on its third day, starring newcomers Paritosh Tiwari, Bonita Rajpurohit, and Abhinav Singh, released on April 19, are pending. As per Sacnilk.com, the film grossed around Rs 41 lakh nett in India on Sunday. It maintained a 6.02 percent Hindi occupancy. After three days, the total earnings stand at approximately Rs 68 lakh.

The Times of India 22 Apr 2024 1:23 am

Did Imran take a dig at Sandeep Reddy Vanga's 'Animal'?

Imran Khan voices concern over the glorification and sexualization of violence in contemporary cinema, citing Ranbir Kapoor's upcoming film Animal. During an interview with Film Companion, he criticizes the trend of depicting violence as glamorous and cool, emphasizing the need for a more nuanced portrayal that conveys its gravity effectively.

The Times of India 22 Apr 2024 12:52 am

'Abigail' directors remember Angus Cloud as 'funny' and 'generous'

The untimely passing of 25-year-old actor Angus Cloud, known for his role in HBO's Euphoria, shook Hollywood deeply.

NewsBytes 22 Apr 2024 12:30 am

Varun-Natsaha give out gifts to paps after baby shower

Varun Dhawan and Natasha Dalal celebrated their baby shower on April 21, expressing gratitude to paparazzi with special gifts. Mira Rajput shared a glimpse of the event's custom cake on Instagram, adorned with floral decorations and a cute teddy bear. Varun announced their pregnancy on February 18, and the couple married in a private ceremony on January 24, 2021.

The Times of India 22 Apr 2024 12:04 am

Hania Aamir hangs out with Badshah in Dubai: PICS

Pakistani actress Hania Aamir recently disclosed her emotional struggles on Instagram. Subsequently, she shared photos with Indian rapper Badshah. Their meeting in Dubai was documented with snapshots of their meal and a video. Earlier, she opened up about her emotional challenges, encouraging discussion on mental health and seeking professional help.

The Times of India 21 Apr 2024 11:02 pm

Kriti drops UNSEEN pics from her mehendi ceremony

Kriti Kharbanda and Pulkit Samrat tied the knot on March 15. Kharbanda recently shared unseen photos from her Mehendi ceremony on April 21. The images capture her joy and preparations, garnering admiration from fans. The couple also shared enchanting wedding photos, expressing their deep love. Additionally, they celebrated one month of marriage with a heartfelt video.

The Times of India 21 Apr 2024 10:12 pm

When Alia talked about taking therapy after Raha's birth

Alia Bhatt shared her mental health journey post motherhood, emphasizing therapy's role in her personal growth and parenting guidebook creation. She addressed body image issues and camera pressures, integrating therapy as mental hygiene during the lockdown.

The Times of India 21 Apr 2024 9:12 pm

Salman meets Sanjay Dutt's son Shahraan at Dubai event

Salman Khan recently attended an event in Dubai where he was seen interacting with Sanjay Dutt's 14-year-old son Shahraan. Salman introduced Shahraan to Pakistani Wushu fighter Shahzaib Rindh. Shahraan, a member of Al Nassrs Under-14 team, recently showcased his skills against the Barcelona Academy. Khan's encounter follows an incident of gunfire outside his Galaxy apartments, prompting a visit from Maharashtra CM Eknath Shinde.

The Times of India 21 Apr 2024 8:50 pm

EVMs placed in strong rooms under strict surveillance in Mizoram

EVMs placed in strong rooms under strict surveillance in Mizoram All Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) used in Mizoram Lok Sabha polls have been sealed and kept in designated strong rooms under strict surveillance, a senior election official said on Sunday. Polling for the lone Lok Sabha seat in the northeastern state was held on April 19, while the votes will be counted on June 4. Mizoram Additional Chief Electoral Officer H Lianzela said that the EVMs and the Voter Verifiable Paper Audit Trail (VVPAT) machines were brought from all polling stations to the designated strong rooms in Aizawl and 10 other district headquarters by polling officials on Friday and Saturday. He said that there are 40 strong rooms in the state, one each for one assembly constituency, which are guarded by security forces to prevent any unauthorised access or tampering, he said. Votes will be counted on June 4 along with the rest of the country, he said. The election department has set up 13 polling centres, including 3 in Aizawl, across the state. There are 40 counting halls, one each for one assembly segment. Post-poll scrutiny of EVMs and VVPAT machines was held on Saturday. The election department said that a total of 56.87 per cent polling was recorded in the Lok Sabha polls, excluding those voted through postal ballots and the Electronically Transmitted Postal Ballot System (ETPBS). Of the total 8.56 lakh electorate, 4.87 lakh exercised their franchise, it said. More than 3,500 police personnel and 12 companies of the Central Armed Police Force (CAPF) were deployed in the Lok Sabha polls and polling was held under a peaceful atmosphere, the department said. Six candidates, one each from ruling Zoram People's Movement (ZPM), main opposition Mizo National Front (MNF), Congress, BJP, People's Conference (PC) party and an independent candidate are in the fray.

devdiscourse 21 Apr 2024 8:09 pm

Makers reveal Big B as 'Ashwatthama' in Kalki 2898 AD

Amitabh Bachchan's character in 'Kalki 2898 AD' is unveiled through a teaser showcasing his mysterious persona. The film, directed by Nag Ashwin, boasts a star-studded cast and is scheduled to release on May 9.

The Times of India 21 Apr 2024 8:05 pm

Twinkle on reports of she performing at Dawood's parties

Twinkle Khanna recently tackled the issue of fake news, addressing false accusations against her, including allegations of performing for Dawood Ibrahim, and discussing misinformation around Sushant Singh Rajput's demise. She highlighted the broader impact, sharing an anecdote about a Chennai cab driver who relied on WhatsApp and YouTube for 'real truth.'

The Times of India 21 Apr 2024 7:57 pm

'Kalki 2898 AD': Amitabh Bachchan to play the immortal Ashwatthama!

Finally, the long-awaited moment has arrived!

NewsBytes 21 Apr 2024 7:38 pm

Divyanka Tripathi says 'there's no joy' in TV, reveals why she's avoiding small screen: 'I don't see...'

Television star Divyanka Tripathi, who has been part of successful shows Banoo Main Teri Dulhann, Adaalat, and Ye Hai Mohabbatein now refrains from working on television.

DNA India 21 Apr 2024 7:11 pm

Esha Deol, Ranbir Kapoor, Salman Khan: TOP 5 news

Today's entertainment roundup features Esha Deol and Hema Malini's spiritual visit to a Vrindavan temple, Riteish Deshmukh and Genelia D'Souza's family prayers at Ram Mandir, Ranbir Kapoor's coffee outing with Ayan Mukerji, Salman Khan's return from Dubai with heightened security, and Manushi Chhillar's reflection on missing 'Kabir Singh' and praising Rashmika Mandanna's talent in 'Animal'

The Times of India 21 Apr 2024 7:00 pm

Poonam on contesting for CINTAA elections

Poonam Dhillon who has worked in the film industry for over 46 years now wants to work for the welfare of actors. The actress will be contesting for CINTAA elections that take place on May 1, 2024.

The Times of India 21 Apr 2024 6:58 pm

Deepika REACTS to sister Anisha's new photo

Deepika Padukone's sister, Anisha Padukone, shared a stylish photo on social media, drawing affectionate comments from Deepika and actress Huma Qureshi. Deepika and Ranveer Singh await their first child, announced on February 29. Anisha expressed her excitement about becoming an aunt. Deepika stars in Rohit Shetty's 'Singham, Again,' generating buzz. Recently, a fan recreated Ajay Devgn's iconic Singham pose, delighting fans.

The Times of India 21 Apr 2024 6:47 pm

Pankaj's sister stable; to be moved to Kolkata hospital

A devastating car accident near Nirsa Chowk on GT Road in Dhanbad has resulted in the death of Bollywood actor Pankaj Tripathi's brother-in-law Rajesh Tiwari. The freak road accident has left his sister Sabita Tiwari with a fractured leg and jaw injury. The incident occurred on Saturday evening, around 4:30 PM, officials confirmed.

The Times of India 21 Apr 2024 6:25 pm

Mira gives glimpse into Natasha Dalal's baby shower

Shahid Kapoor's spouse recently shared a charming glimpse from Natasha Dalal's baby shower. The cake featured floral decorations and a cute teddy bear on top. Mira extended congratulations to the couple, tagging them and praising the baker. Varun Dhawan announced Natasha's pregnancy earlier with a touching photo. They married in January 2024; Varun is a Bollywood actor, Natasha, a renowned fashion designer.

The Times of India 21 Apr 2024 6:18 pm

Crazy Viral: Salman Khan Spotted With Sanjay Dutt's Son Shahraan At A Dubai Event

In the clip, Shahzaib Rind and Salman Khan can be seen shaking hands and interacting with each other

NDTV 21 Apr 2024 5:09 pm

Twinkle Khanna reacts to reports of attending Dawood Ibrahim's parties

With her trademark wit and humor, Twinkle Khanna recently tackled persistent rumors surrounding her alleged involvement in parties hosted by notorious underworld figure Dawood Ibrahim in Dubai.

NewsBytes 21 Apr 2024 5:09 pm

Maidaan Box Office Collection Day 11: Ajay Devgn's Film Is At Rs 34 Crore And Counting

Maidaan clashed with Akshay Kumar and Tiger Shroff's Bade Miyan Chote Miyan at the box office

NDTV 21 Apr 2024 4:55 pm

Scarlett Johansson's bid for restraining order against obsessed fan rejected

The Superior Court of California has dismissed Hollywood superstar Scarlett Johansson's plea for a restraining order against an alleged harasser.

NewsBytes 21 Apr 2024 4:35 pm

Tram crash at Universal Studios Hollywood leaves 15 injured: Report

A tram accident at Universal Studios Hollywood on Saturday night (local time) resulted in 15 people sustaining minor injuries, as reported by The Hollywood Reporter.

NewsBytes 21 Apr 2024 4:29 pm

Prithviraj Sukumaran's 'Aadujeevitham' hits 150cr global box office milestone

The Malayalam survival drama, Aadujeevitham: The Goat Life, starring Prithviraj Sukumaran and directed by Blessy, has surpassed the 150cr mark in global collections on its 25th day (Sunday), reportedly.

NewsBytes 21 Apr 2024 4:25 pm

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan Celebrated Her 17th Wedding Anniversary With Husband Abhishek And Daughter Aaradhya

In the picture, Aishwarya can be seen wearing bright lipstick and smiling happily

NDTV 21 Apr 2024 4:24 pm

Deepika Padukone Leaves Awww-Dorable Comment On Sister Anisha's Post

On the work front, Deepika Padukone was last seen in Fighter

NDTV 21 Apr 2024 3:18 pm

K-pop: DRIPPIN's Joo Changuk returns to music after health hiatus

Joo Changuk, a member of the popular K-pop band DRIPPIN, is set to resume his professional commitments following a brief health-related break.

NewsBytes 21 Apr 2024 3:07 pm

Pak fighter's fan moment with 'Superstar' Salman

Pakistani fighter Shahzaib Rind's recent encounter with Bollywood superstar Salman Khan in Dubai has garnered widespread attention. Rind, who made waves during a sporting event, not only clinched a victory but also shared his admiration for the acclaimed actor. His notable achievement came with a commanding 2-1 win against India's Rana Sing in a knockout match.

The Times of India 21 Apr 2024 3:06 pm

Thief nabbed after stealing cash, jewels from filmmaker Joshiy's home

Muhammad Irshad, a resident of Bihar, was recently apprehended in Udupi, Karnataka. He is charged with burglarizing the residence of acclaimed Malayalam film director Joshiy in Kochi.

NewsBytes 21 Apr 2024 3:01 pm

'CSI: Vegas' stars respond to show's cancelation announcement; bid farewell

CBS has officially announced the end of its popular franchise, CSI: Vegas.

NewsBytes 21 Apr 2024 2:38 pm

Was LE SSERAFIM lip-syncing at Coachella?

LE SSERAFIM's Coachella return sparked a vocal authenticity debate, with fans questioning live vocals amidst improved sound but new lip-syncing allegations, inciting a performance standards debate.

The Times of India 21 Apr 2024 2:33 pm

Mirzapur actor Pankaj Tripathi's brother-in-law dies in road accident, sister sustains serious injuries

Bollywood actor Pankaj Tripathi's brother-in-law Rakesh Tiwari passed away in a road accident in Jharkhand's Dhanbad. Meanwhile, her sister, Sabita Tiwari, sustained serious injuries in the incident.

Web Dunia 21 Apr 2024 2:04 pm

Esha-Hema visit Mathura and Vrindavan temples

Esha Deol has joined her mother Hema Malini for a spiritual sojourn to Mathura and Vrindavan. A video of the mother-daughter duo visiting the temple of Vrindavan and Mathura has surfaced on the internet. In the clip, Esha snapped in a delightful pink ethnic outfit and she also posed for pictures.

The Times of India 21 Apr 2024 2:00 pm

'Chamkila' actor Jashn Kohli aims to revamp Bollywood's Sardar portrayal

Actor Jashn Kohli, who is receiving fame for his role in Amar Singh Chamkila, has expressed his desire to change the stereotypical portrayal of Sardars in Bollywood.

NewsBytes 21 Apr 2024 1:51 pm

K-pop: CRAVITY's Wonjin diagnosed with laryngitis; to miss upcoming events

CRAVITY band member, Wonjin, has been diagnosed with laryngitis, leading to a halt in his upcoming engagements.

NewsBytes 21 Apr 2024 1:31 pm

Assam Rifles keeps Mizoram-Myanmar border gate closed even after election, locals unhappy

Assam Rifles controversy over Tiau river bridge closure post Lok Sabha polls in Champhai. The Mizoram-Myanmar border sealed without lifting, pending Free Movement Regime suspension response.

The Times of India 21 Apr 2024 1:20 pm

Love, Sex Aur Dhokha 2 Box Office Collection Day 2: Dibakar Banerjee's Film Is At 0.27 Crore And Counting

Helmed by Dibakar Bannerjee, LSD 2 features Mouni Roy, Swastika Mukherjee, Swaroopa Ghosh, Anu Malik, Paritosh Tiwari, and Bonita Rajpurohit.

NDTV 21 Apr 2024 1:18 pm

Original 'Blair Witch Project' stars demand more compensation from Lionsgate

Heather Donahue, Joshua Leonard, and Michael Williamsthe lead actors of the iconic horror film The Blair Witch Project, have publicly called on Lionsgate for increased remuneration for their roles in the 1999 blockbuster.

NewsBytes 21 Apr 2024 1:02 pm

Malayalam actor Siddique joins cast of Vikram's 'Veera Dheera Sooran'

Renowned Malayalam actor Siddique is set to join the cast of Vikram's upcoming film, Veera Dheera Sooran.

NewsBytes 21 Apr 2024 12:51 pm

Is Seth Macfarlane planning the 'Family Guy' movie? He reveals

Seth MacFarlane, the creative force behind the popular animated series Family Guy, has shared his long-standing desire to develop a feature film based on the show.

NewsBytes 21 Apr 2024 12:48 pm

Salman returns from Dubai surrounded by guards

Salman Khan made his way back to Mumbai on Sunday morning, following his participation in a sports event launch in Dubai. However, his return wasn't lacking in drama, with all attention squarely on him as he emerged from the airport, encircled by a contingent of armed security guards and police personnel.

The Times of India 21 Apr 2024 12:45 pm

Box office: 'Maidaan's earnings slightly improve, but overall collections underwhelm

Ajay Devgn's latest sports-themed film, Maidaan, was finally released on Eid earlier this month after numerous delays.

NewsBytes 21 Apr 2024 12:35 pm

'Gulabi' producer lauds Huma Qureshi, calls her 'powerful hero'

Huma Qureshi, fresh off the success of her web series Maharani, recently announced her next film, Gulabi, where she'll essay an auto driver.

NewsBytes 21 Apr 2024 11:57 am

'Maidaan' BEATS 'Bade Miyan Chote Miyan'

The sports saga 'Maidaan', featuring Ajay Devgn in the lead, has surged ahead of the action-packed 'Bade Miyan Chote Miyan', starring Akshay Kumar and Tiger Shroff. Marking its 10th day in theatres, the previously trailing film has triumphed, garnering an estimated Rs 2.35 crore, surpassing the Akshay-starrer which earned approximately Rs 1.75 crore.

The Times of India 21 Apr 2024 11:43 am

ATEEZ announces comeback with 'GOLDEN HOUR: Part 1' in May

The K-pop sensation, ATEEZ, has officially announced their comeback!

NewsBytes 21 Apr 2024 11:34 am

BRB, Busy Checking Out Amitabh Bachchan's Poster From Kalki 2898 AD

Kalki 2898 AD gained global attention following its highly successful debut at last year's San Diego Comic-Con

NDTV 21 Apr 2024 11:29 am

V from BTS shows his Swiftie side

V surprises fans with Swift's Fortnight, fueling anticipation for a potential collaboration. Despite military duty, his music success resonates, sparking excitement for a joint project with Swift.

The Times of India 21 Apr 2024 11:13 am

Imran reveals how he tackled depression

Actor Imran Khan, who has been away from the silver screen since his last released film 'Katti Batti' (2015), has been engaging with his fans on social media.

The Times of India 21 Apr 2024 11:12 am

Box-office: 'Do Aur Do Pyaar' sees minor improvement; still underwhelms

Despite boasting a star-studded cast and receiving positive critical reception, the romantic drama Do Aur Do Pyaar is struggling to gain traction at the box office.

NewsBytes 21 Apr 2024 11:00 am

Manushi Chhillar finally addresses age gap with co-star Akshay Kumar

Manushi Chhillar, the former Miss World and now Bollywood actor, recently addressed the significant age difference between her and co-star Akshay Kumar.

NewsBytes 21 Apr 2024 10:48 am

Queen of Tears promises an emotional ride!

'Queen of Tears' Episode 14 presents a gripping narrative of love, marital struggles, and intense emotions, leaving fans eagerly awaiting the next dramatic turn in the series.

The Times of India 21 Apr 2024 10:41 am

Box office: 'Love Sex Aur Dhoka 2' drowns in disappointment

The Dibakar Banerjee-directed and Ektaa Kapoor-produced, Love Sex Aur Dhokha 2 (LSD 2), is struggling to make ends meet at the box office.

NewsBytes 21 Apr 2024 10:39 am

Manushi on 30-year age gap with Akshay Kumar

Manushi Chhillar reunites with Akshay Kumar in Bade Miyan Chote Miyan, facing scrutiny for their 30-year age gap. She looks up to Akshay as a big star and aims to act with younger actors in diverse projects.

The Times of India 21 Apr 2024 10:24 am

Taylor Swift's 'Tortured Poets' sells 1.4M copies on debut day

Taylor Swift's latest album, The Tortured Poets Department, is on a record-breaking spree!

NewsBytes 21 Apr 2024 9:56 am

John Travolta may reunite with Nicolas Cage in 'Face/Off 2'

In an exciting piece of news, the sequel to the blockbuster Hollywood film Face/Off, aptly named Face/Off 2, is reportedly making headway.

NewsBytes 21 Apr 2024 9:52 am

RGV recalls Abhishek's strange habit in Raavan

RGV critiques Abhishek Bachchan in Mani Ratnam's 'Raavan', discussing the confusion caused by the head-shaking concept. The film, released in Hindi and Tamil in 2010 and starred Abhishek Bachchan, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Vikram, Govinda, Nikhil Dwivedi, Ravi Kishan and Priyamani.

The Times of India 21 Apr 2024 9:42 am

Cillian Murphy clinches Best Actor Award at Irish Academy Awards

Oscar-winner Cillian Murphy's awards season marathon finally crossed the finish line with a Best Actor win at the 21st Irish Film and Television Academy (IFTA) ceremony.

NewsBytes 21 Apr 2024 9:40 am

Netflix wins bidding war for Kim Kardashian's 'Calabasas' series

After fierce competition, Netflix has successfully secured the rights to the upcoming series Calabasas.

NewsBytes 21 Apr 2024 9:26 am

Pankaj Tripathi's brother-in-law dies, sister critical after fatal road accident

In a tragic turn of events, actor Pankaj Tripathi's brother-in-law, Rajesh Tiwari, also known as Munna Tiwari, has died in a road accident near GT Road in Nirsa.

NewsBytes 21 Apr 2024 9:16 am

RIIZE fans protests over Seunghan's hiatus

RIIZE faced excitement and controversy during a Music Bank filming session in Antwerp, leading to protests for Seunghan's return. The fan reactions varied between jubilation from international fans and disappointment from Korean netizens.

The Times of India 21 Apr 2024 9:07 am

Gautam Gambhir calls SRK 'best team owner'

Gautam Gambhir praised Shah Rukh Khan as the best IPL team owner. He mentors Kolkata Knight Riders, previously captained them. SRK's trust in Gautam's decisions during the playing 11 selection was highlighted in a recent conversation.

The Times of India 21 Apr 2024 8:33 am

Suhana stuns in Rs 3 Lakh polka dot outfit

Suhana Khan, the daughter of Shah Rukh Khan and Gauri Khan, took to her Instagram to share glimpses of her fashionable outfits during her vacation in Italy, particularly in Milan. One standout look that turned heads was her body-hugging dress, showcasing her sophisticated taste in fashion.

The Times of India 21 Apr 2024 8:00 am

Hansal Mehta tackles Gandhi's relevance in upcoming web series amidst hyper-polarised times

Being fearless is overrated. I find fearlessness and stupidity interchangeable. We are just storytellers doing our job of reflecting the times we live in, says filmmaker Hansal Mehta. A telling statement considering his next is a series on Mahatma Gandhi, revisiting the life and times of the man whose ideology is more significant than ever in todays hyper-polarised world. All my energies are currently devoted towards this man, Mehta says, pointing towards a portrait of Gandhi on his wall. The web series, expected to release later this year, is an adaptation of historian Ramachandra Guhas books Gandhi Before India and Gandhi: The Years That Changed the World, and will be helmed by actor Pratik Gandhi. Meanwhile, Mehta has been busy being a showrunner on his son Jais directorial debut, Lootere, a hostage drama set against the backdrop of ethnic conflict in Somalia. The filmmaker confesses he would have been equally happy about not being part of the same since he had faith in Jai, who had assisted him on Scam 1992. I am wary of taking on showrunner responsibilities because you end up seeing work that does not carry your signature or fit the template. And, even though things may not be up to the mark, one has to take ownership, he says, adding, In Jais case, however, I knew he has the sensibility, ambition and vision that matches mine. He is indeed a chip off the old block. That was the prime reason I came along to guide him when needed. Mehtas cinematic journey has been one of reinvention and resurrection. Having started off with directing food shows, he moved on to making films such as the dark comedy, Dil Pe Mat Le Yaar, (2000) and Woodstock Villa (2008). But then, he decided to take a break and reevaluate. The objective was, he says, to find his voice as a filmmaker, and he found it in telling real-life stories. He came into his own half-a-decade-later with Shahid (2013), a biopic on human rights lawyer Shahid Azmi, followed by a hard-hitting narrative in Aligarh (2016), the story of a professor who was suspended for being gay. Scam 1992, which looked at the stock market scam and broker Harshad Mehta, was critically acclaimed, as was the 2023-release Scoop, based on Jigna Voras book Behind Bars in Byculla: My Days in Prison. I try to tell a personal story through a very public one. These are also stories of our times. If the journey of the character resonates with you, it would compel you to also question the current political-socio and economic fabric. That has been my approach towards choosing the subjects and telling stories the way I do, he says, adding, Harshad Mehtas story is a cautionary tale of greed in the times of liberalisation; Scoop is about ambition and the state of media. Likewise, Lootere is about the people who are on the ship, but also about the microcosms of our times. Hansal Mehta Mehtas next crime thriller, The Buckingham Murders, which stars Kareena Kapoor Khan, and has premiered at the BFI London Film Festival and the MaMi film festival, is awaiting its theatrical release. I have worked with Kareena, the actor, and not the star, which is just a bonus. Because she is a directors actor, he says. Given his mega success on the streaming platform, does he prefer digital release to the big screen? They are different mediums and both have their own challenges. There is this proliferation of box-office numbers, but in the rat race, my films have managed to find their place because they are meant to resonate beyond first-week numbers and shelf life in theaters, he says, adding, The long form also allows you to explore characters in depth. So, certain stories lend themselves to that medium. But, Aligarh and Shahid, for instance, were ideal feature films. The story chooses the format.

The New Indian Express 21 Apr 2024 5:00 am

'Priscilla, Queen of the Desert' sequel confirmed with original team

Three decades after the release of the Hollywood cult classic The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert, a sequel has been officially announced.

NewsBytes 21 Apr 2024 3:00 am

'Space Mountain' film to be penned by 'Cowboy Bebop' showrunners

Josh Appelbaum and Andr Nemec, the creative duo behind Amazon's spy series Citadel and Netflix's Cowboy Bebop adaptation, have been selected to write Disney's live-action version of Space Mountain, per The Hollywood Reporter.

NewsBytes 21 Apr 2024 2:00 am

Esha's plumped lips grab attention; netizens REACT

Esha Deol recently faced backlash for her noticeably plumped lips during a public outing, sparking viral discussions on social media. Shared images showed Esha and her sister Ahana in Mathura, dressed traditionally with bindis. Netizens expressed surprise at Esha's lips. Meanwhile, Esha and Bharat Takhtani ended their 12-year marriage amicably in February 2024.

The Times of India 21 Apr 2024 1:45 am

Rakul's husband appreciation post for Jackky

Rakul Preet Singh honored Husband Appreciation Day by sharing a heartfelt Instagram story, expressing gratitude to Jackky Bhagnani. She recounted a touching moment when Jackky met her parents, impressing her father with his poised response to inquiries. The couple's Goa wedding included an eco-friendly initiative, planting saplings for guests.

The Times of India 21 Apr 2024 1:24 am

Insights on Hyderabad's Wanderlust and India's Travel Landscape

Delving into the heartbeat of Hyderabad's travel scene and India's burgeoning wanderlust, Rajeev Kale, President & Country Head of Holidays, MICE, Visa at Thomas Cook (India) Limited, shares exclusive insights with Deccan Chronicle. From the surge in domestic and international travel preferences to the rise of 'Pilgrimage Plus' experiences, Kale unveils the dynamic shifts and emerging trends shaping the travel industry. He also gives a list of most instagrammable tourist spots in the world. How is Hyderabad as a market for travel? Could you give us some statistics on the travel scene in Telangana, especially Hyderabad? Hyderabad is a key source market for us and our data reflects uptick of 29% YoY from Telangana and Hyderabad. This increased demand is emerging from customers across segments of families, couples, Young Indias millennials and Gen Z. While Hyderabad is a key market, Warangal, Karimnagar and Khammam are emerging strongly. What do Hyderabadis prefer domestic or international travel? Could you tell us about the most popular tourist hotspots they visit? Name the top most travelled destinations within India Customers from Hyderabad and Telengana are travelling like never before and demand for both domestic and international destinations are equally high. Domestic and short-haul destinations are preferred for weekends, mini-cations; Long Haul destinations are opted for summer vacations, festive season like Dusshera, Diwali and year-end. Our customers are displaying strong appetite for Europes Switzerland, France, Hungary, Spain; also Finland and the Scandics; Australia-New Zealand, and USA despite visa challenges. Short haul destinations witnessing high interest include Thailand, Indonesia, Vietnam, Singapore, Malaysia; Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan. What is noteworthy, is that we have relaunched our flagship European Extravaganza holidays that offers our customers with a range of exclusive experiences that are share-worthy on social media. To address this demand, we have introduced Telugu and south special departures from Hyderabad to cater to the growing demand. On the domestic front, in addition to the cooler climes of Kashmir, Himachal, Uttarakhand, Ladakh, North East, we have observed a demand for beach destinations including Kerala and Goa. Spiritual tourism has gained momentum in the recent past. What are the top pilgrim towns? We are witnessing increased preference for spiritual tours to Char Dham, Ayodhya-Prayagraj-Varanasi, Tamil Nadu, etc. from not only from Telenganas senior segment but also families, couples and millennials. What is noteworthy, is the trend of Pilgrimage Plus where customers are combining darshans while exploring the surrounding destination. What about instagrammable locations? Could you give us 5 most travelled spots? From Scandic countries like Finland with Iceland and inclusions of husky-safaris, stays in glass igloo/bubbles or traditional log cabins with spectacular views of the Northern Lights, to panoramic views of Tegallalang rice terraces in Bali, Japans Cherry Blossom/Sakura season, are some examples. What are the unexplored places in India that have the potential to become tourist hot spots Hyderabadis are displaying increased interest in offbeat destinations with high preference for hidden gems including hot sulphur springs of Panamik in Nubra valley Ladakh; Yusmarg and Doodhpathri in Kashmir - exquisite hill stations in Kashmir with a lush green landscape and snow-capped mountain ranges, Damro - longest enchanted hanging bridge in Arunachal Pradesh, and Vantawng falls - the highest and most spectacular waterfalls in Mizoram. Beach destinations like North Kerala's Kappad Beach, Andhra's Rushikonda Beach and Andaman's Radhanagar Beach on Havelock Island have emerged as top beach favorite choices. What about Lakshadweep? Have the booking surged post PM's tweet? The Prime Minister Narendra Modis recent visit to Lakshadweep and encouragement to Indians to explore the islands within the country, we have witnessed an uptick in our searches for both domestic islands and beach destinations. Our search data for Lakshadweep indicates a significant jump of over 950% compared to December, followed by destinations like, Goa - a clear catalyst for Domestic Tourism. What trends have you noticed in the travel industry during long weekends and seasonal holidays like Navratri or Summer? Our consumer trends indicate that customers from Telangana state are utilizing their extended weekends and public holidays, taking multiple holidays in a year especially to no-visa and easy visa destinations; also drive-cations. The announcements of visa-free entry has been a game-changer for destinations like Sri Lanka, Malaysia and Thailand, resulting in a significant uplift of approx. 35%. What is interesting, is that Indian consumers have shifted from being a Saver to a Spender, and this changed mindset has had a cascading impact on holidays; customers are willing to increase spends on their holidays by 20-30% compared to pre-pandemic levels and stay in premium properties while travelling for a longer duration from 7-10 days to over 15 days.

Deccan Chronicle 21 Apr 2024 1:22 am

Sukhwinder Singh DENIES composing 'Jai Ho'

Ram Gopal Varma claimed Subhash Ghai was surprised when he discovered AR Rahman hadn't composed 'Jai Ho.' Originally intended for Ghai's film, Sukhwinder clarified Rahman composed it. Sukhwinder recalled the song's creation process, including Gulzar's lyrics and Rahman's involvement. RGV praised Rahman's response to Ghai's criticism as exceptional.

The Times of India 21 Apr 2024 12:51 am

Aishwarya Rai shares pic with Abhishek-Aaradhya

Aishwarya Rai and Abhishek Bachchan, beloved Bollywood couple, celebrated their 17th wedding anniversary. Aishwarya shared a heartwarming family selfie on Instagram, featuring Abhishek and Aaradhya. Dressed in white, they radiated happiness. Fans flooded the post with congratulatory messages. The couple tied the knot in a private ceremony on April 20, 2007.

The Times of India 20 Apr 2024 11:56 pm

Tanishaa Mukerji on Nysa's 21st birthday plans

Nysa Devgan, daughter of Kajol and Ajay Devgn, celebrates her 21st birthday amid wishes flooding social media. Tanishaa Mukerji shared Nysa's plans for a subdued celebration due to academic commitments. Kajol marked the occasion on Instagram with photos of Nysa, balancing casual moments with traditional attire. Nysa's education journey from Mumbai to Switzerland garners attention, while recent Reddit rumors about her expulsion spark intrigue.

The Times of India 20 Apr 2024 11:00 pm

RGV compares VFX quality of 'Hanuman' and 'Adipurush'

Renowned filmmaker Ram Gopal Varma raised concerns about the film industry's trend of selecting VFX artists based on their pay rather than expertise. He cited a director's dilemma in choosing a pricey VFX company, highlighting Hanuman's cost-effective success compared to Adipurush, despite the latter's massive budget and foreign VFX involvement.

The Times of India 20 Apr 2024 10:39 pm

Bollywood actors famous for being late on set!

Rajesh Khanna, Shah Rukh Khan, Govinda, Salman Khan: Actors famous for being late on set!

The Times of India 20 Apr 2024 10:00 pm

Film 'Laal Ayodhya' directed by Dushyant Pratap Singh unveiled, Emotionally deep and Unique concept

In a recent event, the title of the new Bollywood film Laal Ayodhya was officially unveiled, with notable figures from the film industry gracing the occasion, including former chairman of the Film Certification Board, Pahlaj Nihalani, and director Dushyant Pratap Singh along with writer and producer Amarjeet Mishra.Directed by Dushyant Pratap Singh, Laal Ayodhya aims to explore the intricate layers of the Ayodhya subject, promising to evoke profound emotions among audiences. Pahlaj Nihalani, visibly moved by the storyline, praised the director's vision and unveiled the film's poster alongside producer Amarjeet Mishra. Producer and writer Amarjeet Mishra revealed that they have been meticulously crafting this project for nearly five years, conducting exhaustive research encompassing not only books and news articles but also personal interactions with individuals intimately connected to the events. Mishra emphasized his personal stake in the story, underscoring his responsibility to authentically portray it. Director Dushyant Pratap Singh expressed his gratitude for the opportunity to helm such a significant narrative, assuring audiences that justice will be served to the story. With a string of successful films and web series to his credit, Singh believes Laal Ayodhya will mark the zenith of his career, boasting a storyline brimming with mystery and intrigue. Spanning across Lucknow, Ayodhya, and various cities in Uttar Pradesh, the film's shooting locations promise a visually captivating experience for viewers. Its strongest asset lies in its screenplay, poised to unravel the enigmatic details surrounding the Ayodhya dispute. Adding to its allure, Bollywood music composer Anand Sharma is set to mesmerize audiences with his musical compositions, enhancing the cinematic journey. Pahlaj Nihalani acknowledged the existence of previous films addressing the Ayodhya subject but expressed confidence in the distinct approach adopted by the producers and director of Laal Ayodhya. While some may perceive films of this nature as propaganda, director Dushyant Pratap Singh assures that Laal Ayodhya will stand out, captivating audiences with its innovative narrative. As the cinematic landscape continues to evolve, the question looms whether Laal Ayodhya will carve its niche in the hearts of viewers, transcending the larger-than-life portrayals of deities and historical figures. Only time will reveal whether the creative brilliance of these filmmakers resonates with audiences or not. Ford Territory is a premium 5-seater SUV, can be launched in the Indian market with the new Endeavor Which color car is most liked? Mahindra Thar 5-door can come in at least three variants, confirmed by spy pictures

News Track 20 Apr 2024 9:30 pm

'Kalki 2898 AD': Makers to do revelation on April 21

The teaser poster for 'Kalki 2898 AD', starring Prabhas and Deepika Padukone, has been released by the makers, sparking intrigue among fans. The poster depicts a man in white attire, partially obscured, with a cryptic message hinting at an upcoming revelation on April 21. Directed by Nag Ashwin, the film promises a futuristic sci-fi experience.

The Times of India 20 Apr 2024 9:05 pm

Deets on Hrithik-Jr NTR's massy dance song win War 2

Since the announcement of Jr. NTR joining Hrithik Roshan in the sequel to 'War,' titled 'War 2,' fans eagerly await updates. Recent reports reveal a fusion dance sequence in the film, blending 'Jai Jai Shivshankar' and 'Naatu Naatu.' This anticipated spectacle features the two actors showcasing their dancing prowess.

The Times of India 20 Apr 2024 8:45 pm

Suhana shares pics from Italy; Aryan's gf Larissa REACTS

During her Italy vacation, Suhana Khan's stylish outfits inspired fans, with her post attracting attention from friends like Ananya Panday and Larissa Bonesi, rumored to be Aryan Khan's girlfriend. The snapshots showcased Milan's beauty, her culinary adventures, and received love from celebrities, including Shanaya Kapoor and Zoya Akhtar.

The Times of India 20 Apr 2024 8:04 pm

Bipasha Basu Wished Karan Singh Grover On Husband Appreciation Day Like This

I am blessed to have you, Bipasha Basu wrote in her post

NDTV 20 Apr 2024 7:54 pm

Priyanka Chopra drops photos from Swiss Alps

Priyanka Chopra shared highlights of her Swiss vacation on Instagram, offering serene views of snow-capped mountains and her joyful exploration of the property. She later shared glimpses of her life in France, including sets of 'Heads Of State' and script readings for 'The Bluff,' while balancing motherhood with work commitments.

The Times of India 20 Apr 2024 7:18 pm

Rajkummar, Priyanka-Nick, Salman: TOP 5 news of the day

In the dynamic realm of entertainment, today's highlights include Rajkummar Rao's openness about undergoing chin fillers, Shilpa Shetty's involvement in a money laundering case, Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas' return to their renovated LA home, updates on Salman Khan's 'Bajrangi Bhaijaan 2' script, and anticipation surrounding 'Kalki 2898 AD''s new release date announcement.

The Times of India 20 Apr 2024 7:00 pm

Soni on Mukesh's criticism against Zeenat's views

After yesteryear actresses like Saira Banu and Mumtaz, veteran actor Mukesh Khanna voiced strong criticism against Zeenat's views, aligning them with a Western lifestyle that he believes is at odds with Indian cultural norms. In response to Mukesh's comments, actress Soni Razdan took to Twitter to offer a sly commentary on the matter.

The Times of India 20 Apr 2024 6:40 pm