Emirati diva Ahlam: ‘Muslims should not ask God’s mercy for Sridevi’

Thursday, 1 March 2018

Emirati singer Ahlam AlShamsi is causing online outrage after tweeting that fans in the Arab world should not ask for God’s mercy on the late Sridevi Kapoor as the Bollywood icon “is Buddhist”.Ahlam was responding to Emirati Author Abdullah Alneaimi’s tweet paying tribute to Sridevi, who recently passed away in Dubai, using the Islamic phrase “May God have mercy on her”.“May God have mercy on her [sic] May God forgive,” Ahlam tweeted in reply to ...

Dubai man says late Bollywood actress Sridevi was a ‘sleeping beauty’ in coffin

Wednesday, 28 February 2018

After the unfortunate death of Indian actress Sridevi in Dubai earlier last week, a social worker who placed her body in a coffin likened the late actress to a Disney princess calling her “a sleeping beauty.” The Dubai man identified as Ashraf Thamarassery said speaking to Gulf News “She looked like she was sleeping peacefully… a sleeping beauty.” Thamarassery was quoted as to saying that: “Her face looked thinner and there was no wound on her head as wrongly ...

Indian superstar Sridevi’s body cleared for embalming, repatriation

Tuesday, 27 February 2018

The mortal remains of Bollywood icon Sridevi, who passed away in Dubai on Saturday, has been cleared by the local authorities following wide speculation over the causes of her death, Al Arabiya has reliably learnt. In a tweet released earlier this morning, the Indian consulate in Dubai said: “Update: Dubai Police has handed over the Consulate and the family members letters for the release of the mortal remains of the Indian cinema icon Sridevi Boney Kapoor so that they can proceed for ...

Dubai Police: Drowning caused Bollywood superstar Sridevi’s death

Monday, 26 February 2018

Bollywood star Sridevi’s autopsy report, which cites “accidental drowning” as the cause of her death, has now been handed to the Dubai police. However, there are other procedures that need to be completed before the body is repatriated. Meanwhile, official twitter handle of Government of Dubai Media Office said that Dubai Police has transferred the case to Dubai Public Prosecution, which will carry out regular legal procedures followed in such cases. “Following the ...

In life and death, Bollywood actor Sridevi remained queen of hearts

Sunday, 25 February 2018

When news of Bollywood actress Sridevi’s death in Dubai spread like wildfire late Saturday evening, it understandably met with shock and disbelief. She was only 55 and looked hale and hearty. Sridevi was in the UAE for a family wedding and was seen cheerfully greeting people in videos circulating on social media. What followed though was pure grief from all over the world and a collective feeling of “gone too soon”. India’s ambassador to the UAE, Navdeep Singh Suri, was ...

Last pictures emerge of Bollywood actress Sridevi taken at a Dubai wedding

Sunday, 25 February 2018

Bollywood superstar Sridevi Kapoor, one of the biggest names in Hindi cinema, has died after suffering a heart attack in Dubai, her family told PTI Sunday. The shock death of the beloved Indian star aged 54, who reportedly passed away while attending her nephew's wedding in the emirate late Saturday night, prompted an outpouring of grief among fans and fellow Bollywood actors. "I have no words. Condolences to everyone who loved Sridevi. A dark day. RIP", tweeted actress Priyanka ...

Bollywood actress Sridevi passes away due to heart attack in Dubai

Sunday, 25 February 2018

Bollywood actress Sridevi Kapoor, 55, has reportedly passed away after suffering a heart attack while she was visiting the UAE emirate of Dubai. Sridevi, considered one of the most celebrated actresses of the Indian film industry, reportedly passed away on Saturday, family members confirmed to HuffPost India. Media reports say the actress was visiting Dubai for a wedding when she suffered a cardiac arrest.  

EXCLUSIVE: Sonam Kapoor on year-long break, Pad Man, Sanju and Veere Di Wedding

Thursday, 8 February 2018

There’s something different about Sonam Kapoor, and I sense it immediately. The last time that Sonam Kapoor and I sat down to talk over peppermint tea, we talked about her upcoming film Neerja, based on the tragically short life of Neerja Bhanot, who gave her life to save the passengers of a hijacked plane in 1986. At the time, she was effervescent, bursting with passion about the woman whose story she would immortalize on screen. It’s all she wanted to talk about. The film went on ...

Why Irrfan Khan missed small love stories while filming Hollywood blockbusters

Wednesday, 31 January 2018

Irrfan Khan and I are sitting together outside café in Dubai, and he grabs my Buffy the Vampire Slayer notebook off the table. “I love this diary,” Khan says, holding it up to the camera. “Fantastic.” He has the attention of everyone around him, but, whether he notices or not, he doesn’t let on. It’s hard to get a read on him—he’s soft-spoken and enigmatic, but still, he’s dressed to catch your eye, wearing a bright red blazer with ...

India’s top court rejects last-ditch bid to ban Bollywood film

Tuesday, 23 January 2018

India’s top court Tuesday rejected a final bid by two states to ban a Bollywood film about a mythical Hindu queen which sparked violent protests by radical groups. Threats by Hindu fringe groups against “Padmaavat”, which is to be released Thursday, have forced police to step up security around cinemas intending to show the movie. The Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh state governments asked the country’s Supreme Court to retract an earlier ruling stopping states from banning ...

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