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  • Alan Rickman was ‘frustrated’ with Severus Snape

    Los Angeles,The personal letters of Alan Rickman have revealed that the late actor was “frustrated” by one of his most iconic roles, Severus Snape, the sneering teacher in the “Harry Potter” movies. The revelation was made in the letters that were released for an auction. The archive was a personal collection of papers and letters that span Rickman’s 40-year-long career as an actor, reported Deadline.

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    Priyanka Chopra honoured to be in ‘The World’s Most Powerful Women’ list

    New York: Bollywood actress Priyanka Chopra, who has been named among the world’s most powerful women in Forbes magazine’s 2017 list, says she feels honoured. Priyanka is at number 97 in the list, which also features personalities like Ivanka Trump, Indra Nooyi, Oprah Winfrey, Queen Elizabeth II, Beyonce Knowles, J.K. Rowling and Taylor Swift.

  • ‘Taare Zameen Par’ fame Darsheel Safary chosen as face of ‘Harry Potter’ fest

    Mumbai: “Taare Zameen Par” actor Darsheel Safary has been roped in as the face of &pictures’s “The Harry Potter Film Series” festival. The magical adventure of the “Harry Potter” movies, based on author J.K. Rowling’s “Harry Potter” novels, will be showcased as part of “The Harry Potter Film Series” in Hindi every Sunday on &pictures channel.

  • Net, Potter, Bhagat changed the way how India read: Devdutt Pattanaik

    New Delhi: The publishing industry in India underwent a major change over a decade ago, thanks to the Internet, Harry Potter and Chetan Bhagat, says popular writer Devdutt Pattanaik. With over 30 books to his credit, Pattanaik recalls how around 2005-06, he was still a part-time writer when the game for writers changed. Trained in medicine studies, he worked in the pharmaceutical industry and wrote part-time, initially as a hobby which he had developed

  • Quiddich, cli-fi among new words in Oxford dictionary

    Quiddich, a fantasy sport played in J K Rowling’s magical Harry Potter frachise, along with words like ‘cli-fi’ and ‘showmance’ are among over 40 new additions in the latest update of the Oxford Dictionary. The non-magical iteration of Quiddich has been around for a little over ten years, originating at Middlebury College in Vermont, and is played with broomsticks held between the legs. ‘Cli-fi’ refers to the genre of fiction exploring issues

  • Now, use your Smartphone to cast spells like Harry Potter

    Los Angeles: Potterheads, rejoice! You can now step into the world of Harry Potter and try your hand at magic using just your Smartphone, thanks to new features by Google. Saying “Ok Google” followed by “Lumos” or “Nox” can turn your phone’s flashlight on and off, says PTI.

  • “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child”

    Book: “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child”
    Parts 1 & 2
    by J K Rowling, John Tiffany and Jack Thorne.
    Published:  2016
    ISBN No: 978-0-7515-6535-5
    Pages: 343
    Publisher: Little, Brown.
    Price: 575(Hardback)
    Title: Nineteen Years Later

  • Harry Potter and the Cursed Child - Parts I & II

    Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

    Potterheads don’t have to be divided into the Love-cursed-child-group or Hate-cursed-child-group. There can be a Mixed-feelings-for-cursed-child group as well, which is sitting at fence and loving and hating the play at the same time, says Manasi Y Mastakar.

  • JK Rowling to receive PEN award

    New York : J K Rowling’s latest honour isn’t only for her writing. The “Harry Potter” author is to receive the PEN/Allen Foundation Literary Service Award, PEN America told The Associated Press today.

  • ‘Harry Potter’ cast, celebrities pay tribute to Alan Rickman

    Los Angeles: Actor Alan Rickman’s former “Harry Potter” co-stars and other fellow celebrities from Hollywood have a paid a tribute to the late actor, who famously essayed Professor Severus Snape in the British-American film series. A number of celebrities sent condolences on Twitter after Rickman lost his battle with cancer, reports

  • Harry Potter author backs black Hermione

    London : Harry Potter creator J.K. Rowling today praised the casting of a black actress to play the wizard’s sidekick Hermione Granger in a London play based on the saga. Producers of “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child”, which is set to open in June, announced that Swaziland-born actress Noma Dumezweni would play the role made famous by Emma Watson in the film series.

  • Rowling says Donald Trump as bad as Voldemort

    London : Author J.K. Rowling has waded into a controversy surrounding Donald Trump, saying the US presidential hopeful is worse than Lord Voldemort from her “Harry Potter” book series. The author took to Twitter to vent her fury at billionaire Trump, who sparked outrage after proposing a ban on Muslims coming to America. The post sent Twitter into meltdown — with many comparing Trump to Harry Potter’s arch-nemesis — a comparison Rowling took offence

  • J.K Rowling’s wizard boy Harry Potter turns 35

    London: J.K Rowling’s imaginative wizard boy Harry Potter has turned 35, as according to the tale he was born to fictional characters James and Lily Potter on Thursday 31st July 1980.

  • Daniel Radcliffe

    Daniel Radcliffe not to star in ‘Harry Potter’ spin-off

    Los Angeles: Actor Daniel Radcliffe has revealed he will not be a part of the upcoming spin-off “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them”. The 25-year-old “Women in Black” star, who is excited about JK Rowling’s new project, said he would not reprise his role as Harry Potter, reported Aceshowbiz.

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    ‘Harry Potter’ fan receives ‘best’ birthday gift from Rowling

    Los Angeles: A young “Harry Potter” fan could not believe his luck when author J K Rowling replied to him on his birthday, making it his “best gift ever.” Mujtaba Alvi, a 21-year-old from Toronto on break from school, was re-reading “Harry Potter and the Order f the Phoenix”, when he tweeted Rowling, telling her that the descriptions of food in the fifth “Harry Potter” book were hard to take while fasting.

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