Free Press Journal
  • #10YearsOfOmShantiOm: How the industry needs to learn the lessons from this film’s success

    I can never forget November 9, 2007. It was the day Om Shanti Om was to release. There’s no way I’d not watch the film’s first day first show as it seemed like the event film of the year. When I realized that November 9 was a Diwali day and hence nobody has time or inclination to watch it with me, I ventured out alone. As expected, the early morning show at

  • Mumbai, rape case, veteran actress files rape case, businessman, juhu police station

    Bhopal gangrape: Med report says act done with victim’s “consent”

    Bhopal: An red-faced Madhya Pradesh administration has served show-cause notices to two women doctors over the medical examination report of the Bhopal gangrape victim which said the sexual act was committed “with her consent and will”, officials said today.

  • NCP candidate elected Navi Mumbai mayor

    Thane: The Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) today retained its hold over the Navi Mumbai Municipal Corporation (NMMC) by getting its nominee Jayant Sutar elected as mayor of the city.

  • Mumbai: Electric mail train engine run 13kms on its own, loco pilot chases it on bike

    In a bizarre incident today loco pilot of train was chasing driver-less electric engine for almost 13 km on bike. Around 3 pm, the Mumbai Mail from Chennai had reached Wadi. The electric line ends at Wadi and electric engines are detached from trains and attached with a diesel engine for its journey from thereon to Solapur.

  • Mumbai, MMRDA, Metropolitan Chief, R A Rajeev, Mumbai Metropolitan Regional Development Authotity

    MMRDA appoints contractors to construct MTHL

    Mumbai: In a major step in the development of the 22 km and Rs 17,843 crore worth Mumbai Trans Harbour Link (MTHL), the MMRDA has appointed three contractors for undertaking the project in three packages.

  • Children to ‘take over’ NSE on November 14

    Mumbai: Children will ‘take over’ the National Stock Exchange (NSE) here on November 14 as part of UNICEF’s spotlight on the most pressing challenges faced by the young generation.

  • Bigg Boss 11: Hina Khan’s boyfriend Rocky Jaiswal wrote hard hitting message for haters

    Bigg Boss 11 seems to be most controversial season this year and now controversies from house are coming out in the outer world. Hina Khan who is most famous contestant in the house , broke down in tears after a task. The prize money for the winner was reduced to zero from Rs 50 lakh. Hina received backlash for misbehaving with others and #Hinahaters started trending on several social media platforms.

  • Over 72% turnout in Himachal assembly elections

    Shimla: Over 72 per cent of 50.25 lakh electorate in Himachal Pradesh on Thursday exercised their franchise in the assembly elections where the ruling Congress and the BJP were locked in a straight contest.

  • Sahil Khattar feels overwhelmed

    YouTube comedian-turned TV host Sahil Khattar is overwhelmed with the kind of response he’s getting for his first stint on TV. After the first episode of the show ‘DID season 6’, Sahil has been flooded with congratulatory messages.

  • Sourabh Raaj Jain is an avid reader

    It becomes difficult to get some time off when one is in the showbiz. And it’s all the more difficult for television actors’ due to their round-the-clock shoots. However, ‘Mahakaali: Anth hi Aramabh Hai’ actor Sourabh Raaj Jain makes sure to get some me-time from his busy schedule. And what does the actor do in this free time? He reads! The actor, in fact, makes sure to catch up on his reading even between shots.

  • Women should speak about abuse, says Monica Bellucci

    Monica Bellucci thinks it is important now for women to come forward about harassment and assault as they have long been told to stay silent. The actor said those criticising the women, who have come forward against Harvey Weinstein, for not speaking up earlier should understand that it takes courage to open up like that.

  • ‘It has an old world charm’, says Irrfan Khan

    Irrfan Khan, who is known to make some of the unique choices with the films he does, has revealed that his next ‘Qarib Qarib Singlle’ is not a love story about living and dying together. When asked that all the stories have been made were mostly about living and dying together, Khan, while present at the special screening of the movie, said, “This movie is not about living and dying together. The

  • ‘Less takers for strong women stories’, says Tanuja Chandra

    Bollywood has lately been increasingly receptive to content-driven films. And director Tanuja Chandra, known for her story-driven movies with intense plots such as Dushman (1998) and Sangharsh (1999), is glad that the story is the most saleable aspect of films these days but adds that female-driven films don’t find easy takers. “Auraton ke bare mein filmein chalti nahi hain, the investors say. They in the end talk from experience and selling ability,