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    Filmmaker Kalpana Lajmi cremated in Mumbai

    Mumbai: Critically-acclaimed director-writer Kalpana Lajmi was cremated Sunday in the presence of family, friends and loved ones. Lajmi, who was suffering from chronic kidney disease and liver failure, passed away Sunday morning. She was 64. Her younger brother, Dev Lajmi performed the last rites at Oshiwara Crematorium amidst a gathering of close friends and family members, including mother Lalita Lajmi.

  • Bollywood actor Shilpa Shetty Kundra faces racism at Sydney Airport in Australia

    New Delhi: Bollywood actor Shilpa Shetty Kundra has alleged that she had to face racism at Sydney Airport as she encountered a ‘grumpy’ ground staff when she was all set to board her flight to Melbourne. A furious Shilpa took to Instagram to narrate the entire story, of how her bag was called oversized to be carried as cabin luggage. The ‘Dhadkan’ star further wrote how the ground staff named Mel decided

  • Filmmaker Kalpana Lajmi dies at 64

    Mumbai: Filmmaker and screenwriter Kalpana Lajmi, noted for films like “Rudaali”, “Darmiyaan” and “Daman”, died here on Sunday following a multiple organ failure, said her spokesperson. She was 64. “Extremely sorry to inform you that Kalpana Lajmi passed away this morning at 4.30 a.m.,” the filmmaker’s spokesperson Parul Chawla told IANS.

  • Silsila to Manmarziyaan, Check out 5 Bollywood films on extramarital affairs

    Even as ‘Manmarziyaan’ introduces a bold new term ‘fyaar’ into our lexicon (quick on the heels of Sanju’s euphemism ‘ghapaghap’), it sets me thinking about how Hindi films have come a long way…yet at the same time have stayed right where they were. In Anurag Kashyap’s film, the protagonist (Taapsee Punnu) is a feisty, full-blooded Punjabi girl who has unabashed sex with her boyfriend (Vicky Kaushal in his element) because she enjoys

  • Vivaan Shah opens up about his relationship, ‘I’m single now, no more heartache’

    There is something instantly appealing about Vivaan Shah. Son of formidable talents Naseeruddin Shah and Ratna Pathak, he is making his own moves, finding his groove and staying engaged. He is now focussing his energies on an experimental film, tilted ‘Coat’. This film, for him, is a reminder of his father’s film, Paar, which was also set in rustic Bihar and had won a slew of awards. Maybe something similar lies ahead

  • Decoding the stardom of Rajkummar Rao, ‘a whistle worthy actor’

    Did you watch ‘Love Sex Aur Dhoka’ (LSD)? Do you remember Rajkummar Rao having a proper introduction scene? Or even Shahid? What do I mean by a ‘proper’ introduction scene? It is when the camera doesn’t show the actor’s face, giving them the time to first let the character build. Mostly the scene starts with the actor’s legs or back and slowly we are shown the face.

  • When I was raped at 15, I only told my diary: Actress Ashley Judd

    Los Angeles: Actress Ashley Judd says when she was raped at 15, she only told her diary. Celebrities have come together to share their stories of sexual assault and the struggle many victims face in reporting such crimes. One of them was Judd, who tweeted on Friday: “#WhyIDidntReport. The first time it happened, I was 7. I told the first adults I came upon. “They said ‘Oh, he’s a nice old man, that’s not what

  • When audience is unhappy I get restless: Rohit Shetty

    Mumbai: Rohit Shetty, one of the most successful commercial directors of the Hindi film industry, says love and acceptance of the audience motivates him to give his best to every project. The director said his aim is to provide entertainment to the people and he wants them to enjoy his films, irrespective of what the critics are saying. “I think of audience, especially my family audience, while writing or making or editing a film.

  • ‘My father’s friend had sex with me when I was 14’, reveals singer Lily Allen

    London: Singer Lily Allen had sex with a TV star who was also a friend of her father when she was 14, she revealed in her new book. The singer has made a number of explosive claims in “My Thoughts Exactly”, including the time she ended up going back to the hotel of an unnamed celebrity following a charity football match, reports


    Film on sex trafficking ‘Love-Sonia’ to be screened at United Nations

    New Delhi: ‘Love Sonia’, a film that delves into the global problem of human trafficking, is all set to be screened at the United Nations Headquarters in New York. It will be screened on the occasion of International Day of the Girl Child on October 11. Film critic Taran Adarsh took to Twitter to make the announcement.