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  •  Lady Gaga moved to tears after standing ovation for ‘A Star Is Born’

    Los Angeles: Singer-actress Lady Gaga was moved to tears at the 2018 Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) after she was praised for her performance in “A Star Is Born”. Gaga, 32, was with the film’s director and co-star Bradley Cooper as well as other cast members at a Question and Answer panel at TIFF on Sunday.

  • ‘Hotel Mumbai’: Australian filmmaker Anthony Maras’ thriller to bring Mumbai terror attack to big screen

    Toronto: Three years after French director Nicolas Saada’s “Taj Mahal”, which focused on a single site of the 2008 Mumbai terror attacks, Australian filmmaker Anthony Maras’ debut narrative feature, “Hotel Mumbai”, enters the precincts of the iconic property and presents a fictional recreation of the violence perpetrated on India’s financial capital by heavily armed terrorists a decade ago and the remarkable resilience displayed by the staff and guests that were caught unawares.

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    Dev Patel speaks about his character in ‘Hotel Mumbai’

    Washington D.C: Actor Dev Patel, a British native of Indian descent, recently opened up about his American-Australian thriller, ‘Hotel Mumbai’ and revealed that the message of the film is “you can’t bring us down”. In a recent interview with The Hollywood Reporter at the Toronto Film Festival, where the movie was screened, the ‘Slumdog Millionaire’ actor talked about his character – a waiter from the slums of Mumbai who goes over and

  • Vasan Bala’s ‘Mard Ko Dard Nahi Hota’ to premiere at TIFF

    Toronto: Vasan Bala’s next “Mard Ko Dard Nahi Hota” will have its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival. The organisers shared the news on Twitter that the film, titled “The Man Who Feels No Pain” in English, will be screened at the festival.

  • Nandita’s Manto headed for another film fest

    Filmmaker Nandita Das is excited that her upcoming directorial “Manto” will be screened at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF), where she last went with her directorial debut “Firaaq” a decade ago. “Thank you TIFF, Cameron Bailey for making ‘Manto’ a part of your first selection. Just got to know! Can’t wait to be back in Toronto after 10 long years. Last time was for ‘Firaaq’,” Nandita tweeted late on Tuesday.

  • Toronto Film Festival cancels opening press conference after mass shooting

    Toronto: The Toronto International Film Festival has cancelled its opening press conference in the wake of the mass shooting in Canada’s Greektown neighbourhood which claimed two lives and left 13 wounded. The gunman, identified as 29-year-old Faisal Hussain of Toronto by the police, opened fire on restaurant goers and pedestrians on busy Danforth Avenue overnight. He was found dead near the scene of the shooting after an

  • Falling in love was special for Idris Elba

    Idris Elba says falling in love with his girlfriend Sabrina Dhowre was special. The 45-year-old actor, who started dating the former Miss Vancouver winner whilst filming his upcoming romance movie “The Mountain Between Us” in Canada, says meeting his love during the making of the romantic film was like a dream come true, reported People magazine. “Falling in love while making a movie about falling in love is pretty special,” Elba says.

  • Tisca Chopra: If a woman can make a baby, she can surely make a film

    New Delhi: A lot has changed for women in Bollywood, but Tisca Chopra feels there are still miles to go. The actress says women need to take things in their hands and start “writing, producing and directing” to script a positive change in the industry.

  • ‘Three Billboards…’ wins top TIFF award

    Toronto: The American film “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” won the top People’s Choice Award at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF).

  • Priyanka Chopra calls Sikkim ‘insurgency troubled’, draws ire

    Toronto: Bollywood actress Priyanka Chopra, who has produced a Sikkimese film “Pahuna”, has ruffled feathers in the hilly state by calling it an insurgency-troubled land. Netizens have slammed her for ignorance and for being “politically illiterate”. The National Award winning actress spoke about Sikkim in an interview to ET Canada at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) while discussing her production “Pahuna: The Little Visitors”, which premiered at the gala.

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    Anurag Kashyap’s ‘The Brawler’ premieres at Toronto festival

    Toronto: Anurag Kashyap’s film “The Brawler” (Mukkabaaz), which revolves around the struggles of a boxer from a lower-caste and gives a peek into cow vigilantism, has premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival.

  • Priyanka Chopra calls for gender equality in films

    Los Angeles: Priyanka Chopra says she is “digging her feet in” to get equality for women in the film industry so they can get the meatier roles like their male counterparts.

  • From Ventilator to Pahuna, producer Priyanka Chopra is on a roll

    Mumbai: Actor Priyanka Chopra’s Sikkimese production, ‘Pahuna: The Little Visitors’ earned a generous round of applause after its screening at the ongoing Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF). The desi girl is making a mark in Bollywood and as well in Hollywood. After Baywatch, she is shooting for A Kid Like Jake, and Isn’t It Romantic.

  • Priyanka Chopra: Was once asked not to join a cast as I was too ethnic

    Toronto: Indian actress Priyanka Chopra, who is pursuing an active career in American showbiz, says she was once asked not to join a project’s cast because of her ethnic looks, but when the chance to work in the US came her way, she saw it as an opportunity to pave the way for others like her.

  • Priyanka Chopra feels like a ‘nomad’ in new Instagram still

    New Delhi: Priyanka Chopra is a globetrotter. She is busy in shooting for her next Hollywood projects and now is heading to Toronto with mom Madhu Chopra, to attend the Toronto International Film Festival.

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    Google’s ‘India in a Day’ premiered at Jio Mami Film Club

    The Jio Mami Film Club hosted the Indian premiere of Google’s ‘India in a Day’ on September 20, three days before its theatrical release at Versova’s PVR Icon. The film will be released throughout India on September 23, 2016.

  • Sunny Leone skips her documentary premiere in Toronto

    Sunny Leone failed to keep her appointment with what was perhaps the most glorious chapter of her career in the entertainment business: the premiere of the documentary ‘Mostly Sunny’ on her rise from an adult-content star to Bollywood actress at the ‘Toronto International Film Festival’ (TIFF).

  • Konkana following her mother’s footsteps as a director

    Konkona Sen Sharma’s first feature film as a director, A Death in the Gunj is all set to have its world premiere at the prestigious Toronto International Film Festival in the Special Presentation Section.

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    I’d be promoting 3 films this week if I had done Ridley Scott’s The Martian – Irrfan Khan

    Our poster boy Irrfan Khan has been going about promoting his films Talvar and Jazbaa which release back to back. And if he had agreed to do Ridley Scott’s sci-fi The Martian which released last week, he would be promoting three films simultaneously. Says Irrfan Khan, “It’s part of the process of taking the product to the audience. Luckily for me no one is saying there is too of me in the theatres. Talvar