Media house NDTV today said its shareholders have approved sale of its automobile e-commerce firm Fifth Gear Ventures Limited to Autobyte Private Limited. The company had sought approval for subscription of equity shares by Autobyte Private Limited in Fifth Gear Ventures Limited resulting in change of control of Fifth Gear Ventures Limited from New Delhi Television Limited and NDTV Convergence Limited to Autobyte Private Limited, NDTV said in a filing to the BSE.
Former censor board chief Pahlaj Nihalani believes he was removed from the top post because of lobbying not in favour of the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) but against him. To bolster his argument, Nihalani said no objections were raised now when the board asked directors to make cuts in their films. Even after my exit, the functioning of the CBFC is still the same; films are still getting cuts as the guidelines are the same even today.
Actor Akshay Kumar is among those very few Bollywood actors who has tried his hand at almost all possible genres in filmmaking. From romance to action to thriller and comedy, Bollywood's Khiladi Kumar has been there and done that. Asked which genre he finds the hardest to enact, and pat comes the reply - comedy. As for other genres, Akshay feels that they all have a certain type of fan following.
A story of how a father fights for his daughter, Bhoomi has not been able to start off with a bang, despite being the comeback film of Sanjay Dutt. This could be because of the box office clash with movies like Newton, which has become the talk of the town or Haseena Parkar, starring Shraddha Kapoor. The film, which had a slow beginning at the box office, is expected to stay strong on Sunday.
The actor was seen in Delhi, spending some quality time with son Aarav. This is the first season when Akshay has partnered with a Kabaddi team, becoming yet another Bollywood actor to promote this sport. I am delighted to partner with Future Group to promote a homegrown sport like Kabaddi, Akshay said earlier in a statement. He wrote, From teaching you how to climb a tree, to learning from you how to make a video call.
Abdul Majid, an icon of the Assamese film industry, died on Sunday morning, a hospital official said. Majid, a veteran actor, director and playwright, was admitted to the hospital on September 23. Majid, popularly known as Majidka, was a prolific dramatist who also performed different roles in over 200 plays and worked for promoting new talents. Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal condoled his demise, calling it an irreparable loss to the cultural field of Assam.
The lead actor of ABCD 2, Varun Dhawan is set to come back for the third installment as well. He made the announcement on the sets of his show, Dance Plus 3 where Varun was promoting Judwaa 2.
Actress Margot Robbie wants to see the relationship between her character Harley Quinn and actor Jared Leto's Joker end in flames. It has to, it just wouldn't be right, Quinn told BANG Showbiz, reports femalefirst.co.uk. I think people enjoy seeing two characters who, in Harley and Joker's case, would die for one another. She also praised the project's directors Glenn Ficarra and John Requa - whom she previously worked with on Focus and Whiskey Tango Foxtrot - as brilliant.
The film, which opened with Rs 1.87 crore, has collected Rs 2.60 crore on the second day, topping the collection to Rs 4.47 crore. While Sanjay Dutt's comeback film has been showing considerable growth at the box office, it is Newton which is wiping out its competition in every way. In fact, the film becoming an official entry to Oscars 2017 has given a momentum to the film, drawing more people to the theaters.
Actor Rajkummar Rao lost his mother while he was in the midst of shooting Newton, a political black comedy which has been locked as India's official entry for the foreign language film category at Oscars. He says the blessings of his guiding star are taking him places. Whatever good is happening with Newton is because of my mom's blessings. Newton had a world premiere at the 67th Berlin International Film Festival, where it won the Art Cinema award in the Forum segment.
Internet sensation Dhinchak Pooja is back with a bang. This time, the viral vocalist is breaking the Internet with the recently-released video of her popular song Baapu Dede Thoda Cash. You will be amazed to know that, within a span of a few days, the track has garnered more than 1.6 million views on YouTube. Sadly, in July this year, the popular video-sharing website removed some of her videos due to copyright issues. Baapu Dede Thoda Cash now aims to bring her lost glory back.
Actress Meghan Markle made her first official outing with Prince Harry here for Invictus Games. The couple did not sit next to each other but Markle was spotted seated a few seats away from the Prince. The two have made an official outing since the time they have been dating for more than a year, reports dailymail.co.uk. Prince Harry, 33, sat next to the US First Lady Melania Trump. Markle sat next to her friend Markus Anderson who reportedly introduced her to the Prince.
'Newton' may be his sixth movie to be selected as India's official entry to the Oscars, but veteran theatre-film actor Raghubir Yadav says awards are not his priority and doing good cinema has always been his focus. Two of his films, Mira Nair's 'Salaam Bombay' and Aamir Khan-starrer 'Lagaan', made it to the final Oscars nominations. In an interview with PTI, Yadav says, I have never thought about or calculated these things as my entire focus is on giving my best as an actor.
Kashyap also took a dig at those claiming the movie was inspired by Babak Payami's 2001 directorial venture. Filmmaker Anurag Kashyap has voiced his support to the team of Newton, amid reports that the film has striking similarities with an Iranian movie Secret Ballot. The 45-year-old director took to Twitter to praise the Amit Masurkar-directed movie, which was announced as India's official entry for the Best Foreign Language Film category in the Oscars.
Filmmaker SS Rajamouli, whose Baahubali series had won over crowds of audience across the world, says he feels he is a better storyteller than a director. I narrate the character in the best way to my actors and they get interested in it. I also ask them how the character would react to a particular situation, he said. I used to get goose bumps and tears in my eyes reading his story, he said.
Actress Richa Chadha wonders why people assume she is angry by nature, and says she is only a straight-forward person who speaks her mind. Richa interacted with media persons here on Saturday during the on-location shoot of her upcoming film Jia Aur Jia. I am a straight-forward person and I always speak my mind, but I feel media is no less either.
Acclaimed Indian director Kranti Kanade's film 'CRD' has released its first trailer in India. The movie is an audacious takeover by Kanade and as the trailer is absolutely alluring and seductively bold for an Indian film. 'CRD' is based in the world of college theatre; it probes fascism and fierce competition in the field of arts, with a wildly innovative style. The film is slated to release on September 29.
'Newton' star Pankaj Tripathi says his latest film exactly does that without being pretentious and looking down upon the audience. In an interview with PTI, Tripathi says, The film is not trying to be intellectual. It is not even proposing that look we are trying to say something so great that you won't understand. Tripathi says the writer-director have not tried to project their political agenda through 'Newton'.
Megastar Amitabh Bachchan, who is currently shooting for 'Thugs of Hindostan' alongside superstar Aamir Khan here, says the cast and crew of the upcoming film have been advised to wear masks on the set after a few of them took leave due to common cold. At work on the sets its like a zombied region as masked men and women move about dextrously getting work done, one way or the other.
Rohit Shetty's 'Golmaal Again' rocked Bollywood with its quirky posters and funny trailer just a few days ago. The team also released its official title track video online on September 22. In fact, they are exactly what we expect in this Rohit Shetty comedy. Even Parineeti enters the scene sitting on the hood of a sporty car, looking rocking as ever. Apart from the above-mentioned cast, it also stars Neil Nitin Mukesh, Prakash Raj, Johnny Lever and Sanjay Mishra.