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Gregg Allman of The Allman Brothers Band dies at age 69
A publicist for rock legend Gregg Allman says the organist and singer for The Allman Brothers Band has died. After years of substance abuse, Allman contracted hepatitis C and underwent a 2010 liver transplant. Born in Nashville, Tennessee, Allman was raised in Florida by a single mother after his father was shot to death. He and his older brother Duane formed the nucleus of The Allman Brothers Band.
A scintillating murder mystery
It centres around two talented and ambitious people - Atharva, budding writer and Desai, highly renowned filmmaker. Against the backdrop of police investigation into double murders that shakes up city, BB5 spotlights on whether Atharva realises he has been used as pawn. Poor production values are visible due to budgetary constraints as also Janardhan's own shortcomings. Chethan Kumar's background score, which boasts of two songs, provides necessary feel to the film.
Dear Maya actor Manisha Koirala: I need to be inspired by a movie, otherwise I'm happy to be a couch potato
I love being an actor, though at present I'm anxious about the release of Dear Maya on June 2. For me, it is very important to take a break, recharge myself and then do a good job. I would definitely not be happy if I did the same things that I did 20 years ago. When I read the script of Dear Maya, I wanted to get the character right.
Casting director Honey Trehan: I was assisting Vishal Bhardwaj, when he insisted that I get the credit
Honey Trehan has done casting for most of Vishal Bhardwaj's films. For someone who's helped shape the careers of many a star, Honey Trehan comes across as unassuming. Born in Tarn Taran, Punjab, Trehan's family moved to Allahabad in the early '90s, where Trehan completed his schooling. For Makdee, I was assisting Vishal sir, when he insisted that I get the credit for casting as I had worked on it, says Trehan.
Iranian film "A Man of Integrity" wins 'Certain Regard' competition at Cannes
A movie by an Iranian who was previously sentenced to jail for his work in Iran won the top prize in the Un Certain Regard competition at the Cannes Film Festival on Saturday. A Man of Integrity, filmed in Iran, is a tense drama about a man who refuses to bribe his way out of problems. The writer-director, Mohammad Rasoulof, was arrested alongside acclaimed director Jafar Panahi, in 2010.
Ranveer Singh's London holiday plans REVEALED!
Ranveer Singh, who has been busy shooting for Sanjay Leela Bhansali's Padmavati, has finally taken off on a much-needed break to London. The actor, who received stitches recently for a head injury he got during the shoot of the film, took off for London on Friday. He wants to shop, eat out and unwind and has no other plans for the holiday.
Akshaye Khanna makes a comeback with Mom
The actor will be making his comeback to the big screen with Mom. Producer Boney Kapoor feels Mom is Akshaye's finest performance till date. This is Akshaye's real comeback, he told MidDay. Akshaye was seen playing in the menacing role of 'Wagha' in Dishoom. It's was a grey character that eh played to perfection, Now, fans are eager to witness what he has in store next with Mom.
Red carpets and rap parties: rising movie star gets full Cannes experience
Then my bags got lost and then we got stuck in an elevator for 20 minutes. Everyone was just pouring with sweat and we climbed out of the elevator once they wrenched the doors open, it was crazy, she said. All these crazy things are happening and that makes it even better, honestly, because it's just an adventure.
REVEALED: Why Shradha Kapoor had to cut short her vacay?
Shraddha Kapoor, had to cut short a family vacation to turn up for producer Ekta Kapoor's party last night. Shraddha was supposed to return next week, but decided to fly down earlier to be a part of the celebration. The actress had taken off to Seychelles with parents Shakti and Shivangi, and brother Siddharth on Sunday. The family has been soaking in the sun and indulging in snorkelling and scuba diving, sharing their experiences on social media.
When Kapil Sharma decided to keep quiet on a plane
Recently Ali Asgar was seen teasing Sunil Grover about the plane incident on Sony TV's Sabe Bada Kalakar. In a recent promo of The Kapil Sharma Show, the TKSS team is in a plane setup. Everyone's seen fighting, when Kiku Sharda dressed as an air hostess asks Chappu aka Kapil Sharma to intervene. Sunil Grover and Kapil Sharma's infamous mid-air fight on their way back to India is now known to everyone.
Randeep Hooda has a legit message for all those who are concerned about intolerance in India?
Randeep Hooda writes to his followers who are worried about intolerance in the country. Randeep Hooda has made some comments in the past about the country, about the government and where his support lies. He is clear about where he stands and condemns violence with vehemence, especially when its mob against a particular caste. When it comes to the armed forces and their action, many have misquoted and misrepresented his take.
In Pictures: DECODING Kriti Sanon's looks for 'Raabta' promotions!
Kriti Sanon is all set for the promotions of her upcoming film Raabta with her summer style outfits. Kriti has decided to sport the simple and boho chic avatar this summer sans high heels and other overly dressy outfits. Her light and simple make-up follows her style very well along with hair, which is delicately put out.
'Udaan' to 'Stanley Ka Dabba': 7 Movies to watch before the college-frenzy sets in!
Image via tumblr Udaan follows the story of 16 year-old Rohan Singh, who has just been expelled from his boarding school in Shimla. Separated from his school friends, he has to live with his estranged, strict father and a half-brother he has no idea existed. Stanley Ka Dabba revolves around a wildly imaginative and personable fourth-grader. After a while, a rather gluttonous teacher warns Stanley he will be expelled if he does not carry his own lunch to school.
Not Varun Dhawan, but Deepika Padukone to star in Badlapur 2?
Badlapur, directed by Sriram Raghavan, was a turning point in Varun Dhawan's career and established his acting credentials. Now, according to latest reports, a Badlapur sequel is being planned and it might just star none other than Deepika Padukone. According a report in DNA, Badlapur producer Dinesh Vijan is keen on roping Deepika Padukone in for the film. His new Raabta stars Kriti Sanon as the leading lady, but even then Deepika Padukone is the star of the title track video.
Roman Polanski on the big screen experience
The Saturday morning press conference at Cannes, following the screening of Roman Polanski's D'Apres Une Histoire Vraie, brought the Netflix issue to the forefront again with the 83-year-old filmmaker underlining that video-on-demand can't be a threat to the big screen experience. According to him it's not about better sound, seats or projection at the cinema hall but the fact that people like to participate in an experience, want to experience things together.
I can't rewind myself to play a 21-year-old girl in a short pink miniskirt: Katrina Kaif
Time does not stand still for anyone and with time comes evolution; and that's exactly what you should be doing. I can't - and shouldn't - think that I am going to rewind myself and play a 21-year-old girl in a short pink miniskirt. Of course, there are other new actors and they will always keep coming, so that is the challenge. Katrina Kaif was last seen alongside Sidharth Malhotra in Baar Baar Dekho.
Shah Rukh Khan writes a heartfelt thanks after AbRam receives immense love on his birthday. See photo
A day after his own birthday, Karan Johar took to Instagram to wish Shah Rukh Khan's son AbRam. AbRam happens to be the apple of Shah Rukh Khan's eye and it is transparent from the number of posts and adorable pictures of his son. All of these clicks have resulted in many people falling in love with the youngest one in SRK's family.
Joaquin Phoenix bludgeons Cannes with Lynne Ramsay hit man thriller
As a hired killer whose weapon of choice is a particular brand of hammer, Joaquin Phoenix delivered a short, sharp shock of a movie to close the Cannes Film Festival's main competition on Saturday. I didn't want to bore you all at Cannes, said Ramsay whose movies all come in under 90 minutes. Variety's Guy Lodge, who said Ramsay may be the world's greatest working filmmaker, called her new film astonishing.
Different shows for different folks
By her own admission, the Balaji front-woman has honed her skills and become aware of how the audience has changed. At the dawn of the millennial, Kapoor struck gold with Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi (2000). Shows like Boygiri is for a young man while The Test Case is aimed at grown-up woman, shares Kapoor. It's just different shows for the whole family.
'The world of Baahubali is a tree'
In the first installment of SS Rajamouli's two-part blockbuster hits - Baahubali the Beginning and Baahubali the Conclusion - the warrior Kattappa narrates the tale of Mahishmati's past. The flashback montage takes the audiences through the early years of the two princes Baahubali and Bhallaladeva, right to Kattappa's confession to his killing of the erstwhile king, Amarendra Baahubali. The animated series will see an addition of close to 12 new characters to the Baahubali narrative.

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