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Pakistan town pays homage to Bollywood actor who died in India

Thursday, 7 December 2017

Shashi Kapoor, the iconic Bollywood star who passed away in Mumbai, India, recently has been remembered in Peshawar, a town in Pakistan where his family is originally from. Pictures circulating in social media show people gathered to honor Kapoor as the “Pride of Peshawar” adding that the city will never forget him. The Kapoor dynasty has a house in Peshawar, Pakistan, which was constructed between 1918 and 1922 by Dewan Basheswarnath Kapoor, the father of Prithviraj Kapoor, the ...

Bollywood bids farewell to Indian film legend Shashi Kapoor

Tuesday, 5 December 2017

Bollywood stars paid their last respects to screen legend Shashi Kapoor at his funeral on Tuesday as tributes poured in for the multiple award-winning actor who died after a long illness. Veteran Indian cinema icon Amitabh Bachchan, who starred alongside Kapoor in several hit Hindi films of the 1970s, and actor Shah Rukh Khan were among mourners at the ceremony in Mumbai, the home of Bollywood. Kapoor appeared in more than 150 films and was a member of Indian cinema's most famous acting ...

Indian court rejects bid to stop world release of Bollywood film

Tuesday, 28 November 2017

India’s top court Tuesday rejected a legal attempt to block the global release of a Bollywood film that has sparked violent protests, warning against pre-judging the controversial historical epic.Caste-based groups have been staging violent demonstrations against “Padmavati” amid rumours that it will depict a romance between a Hindu queen and a Muslim ruler.The epic was scheduled for release in India on December 1 but delayed indefinitely after the censor board refused to ...

Release of Indian film about Rajput queen delayed after protests

Sunday, 19 November 2017

The producers of “Padmavati” - a Bollywood movie based on an epic poem about a Rajput queen, said on Sunday they had indefinitely delayed the release of the film, which has been accused of distorting history and has sparked protests. The movie, which was due to go on release in India on Dec. 1, has led to protests in Rajasthan, Maharashtra and other states. It has also faced a delays in approval from the Indian censor board. The studio behind the movie, Viacom 18 - a joint venture ...

Why this Indian actor wants to visit Pakistan before dying

Tuesday, 14 November 2017

“I am 65 years old and I want to see Pakistan before I die,” Rishi Kapoor, a Bollywood star of yesteryears tweeted on Sunday. Kapoor is among a handful of Indian actors actually calling for better relations with Pakistan and this probably has happened for a specific reason. “I want my children to see their roots. Bas karva dijiye (Please make it happen),” he said. According to a Hindustan Times report, Rishi has a house in Peshawar, Pakistan, which was constructed between ...

Bollywood actress in Pakistani film to be screened at London Film Festival

Monday, 9 October 2017

A Pakistani film that features, Kalki Koechlin, an actress and writer of French descent will be featured at the BFI London Film Festival, the only Pakistani film to have made the cut. According to a Daily Times report, the film – named Azmaish – takes the audience on a tour of the subcontinent and provides a fresh angle on how to maintain peace within Pakistan and India. The London Film Festival kicked off on Wednesday in full swing and will end on October 16 in which films from more ...

Is this Bollywood actor dating Pakistani actress?

Friday, 22 September 2017

Even as skirmishes continue on the borders between India and Pakistan and there is a breakdown of talks between the two sides, an unlikely relationship has kept the social media buzzing. Leading Indian actor Ranbir Kapoor, whose forefathers came from Pakistan, has been frequently caught spending time in public space with spunky and good-looking Pakistani actress Mahira Khan. Incidentally, Mahira was the lead actress in a Shah Rukh Khan-starrer Raees, which released to full houses earlier this ...

Shah Rukh Khan tops Forbes list of Bollywood’s highest money-makers

Thursday, 31 August 2017

Forbes magazine says Shah Rukh Khan is Bollywood's highest money-maker, earning $38 million in the past year, thanks to movies such as “Raees.” “Sultan” star Salman Khan came in No. 2 on the magazine's ranking of top-earning Bollywood actors and actresses with $37 million. “Dishoom” actor Akshay Kumar was right behind with $35.5 million. The rest of the top five includes “Dangal” star Aamir Khan and “Mohenjo Daro” actor Hrithik Roshan. ...

Why Shahrukh Khan’s Dubai villa cannot be taxed in India

Thursday, 24 August 2017

A Dubai-villa gifted to Bollywood star Shahrukh Khan was a topic of controversy among India’s income-tax appellate tribunal (ITAT) department. The villa in question was assumed to be gifted with the intention of evading income tax. However, a recent report in the Times of India, has revealed that ITAT had dismissed such assumptions. It also determined that the villa’s value cannot be treated as the actor’s taxable income. Dubai-based Nakheel PJSC gifted the villa to Khan under ...

Interview: Shah Rukh Khan, Anushka Sharma on the summer’s Bollywood blockbuster

Thursday, 3 August 2017

He’s known for his open relationship with the media, so it was unfortunate that Shah Rukh Khan’s latest press visit to Dubai didn’t get off to the best start. Visiting with actress Anushka Sharma to promote their latest film release, ‘Jab Harry Met Sejal’ - which is out today in the United Arab Emirates – a meet-and-greet with fans and press conference that was scheduled for the early afternoon ended up happening over three hours late. While delays happen, we ...

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