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Beyoncé named 2017's highest-paid woman in music
short by Daisy Mowke / on 21 Nov 2017,Tuesday
American singer Beyoncé has been named the highest-paid woman in music in 2017 by Forbes. Her earnings, mainly from album 'Lemonade' and Formation World Tour, have been estimated to be $105 million (₹682 crore). Adele, with earnings of $69 million (₹448 crore) came second while Taylor Swift, with earnings of $44 million (₹286 crore), was ranked third on the list.
short by Daisy Mowke / 12:16 pm on 21 Nov
HC overrules I&B Ministry, orders S Durga screening at IFFI
short by Tanya Dhingra / on 21 Nov 2017,Tuesday
The Kerala High Court on Tuesday directed the organisers of International Film Festival of India (IFFI) 2017 to screen 'S Durga', overruling the decision of the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting to cancel its screening. S Durga's director Sanal Kumar Sasidharan had moved the Kerala High Court after the film was dropped without consulting the jury, which initially selected it.
short by Tanya Dhingra / 04:38 pm on 21 Nov
First song from Salman, Katrina's 'Tiger Zinda Hai' out
short by Daisy Mowke / on 21 Nov 2017,Tuesday
'Swag Se Swagat', the first song from Salman Khan and Katrina Kaif starrer 'Tiger Zinda Hai' has been released. It has been composed by music composer duo Vishal and Shekhar, with vocals by Vishal Dadlani and Neha Bhasin. Irshad Kamil has penned the song's lyrics. Directed by Ali Abbas Zafar, the film is scheduled to release on December 22.
short by Daisy Mowke / 01:56 pm on 21 Nov
Alia Bhatt buys stake in fashion-tech startup StyleCracker
short by Aditi Verma / on 21 Nov 2017,Tuesday
Alia Bhatt has bought a minority stake in Mumbai-based fashion-tech startup StyleCracker, as part of its pre-Series A funding round. "This has come from heart and not mind," Bhatt said, adding that StyleCracker's Co-founder Archana Walavalkar has been her stylist for many years. Founded in 2013, StyleCracker curates personalised boxes which include clothes and accessories for its customers.
short by Aditi Verma / 05:37 pm on 21 Nov
Amul releases poster on Miss World 2017 Manushi Chhillar
short by Tanya Dhingra / on 21 Nov 2017,Tuesday
Dairy cooperative Amul has released a new poster on Miss World 2017 Manushi Chhillar. The poster has been captioned, "Mahakhushi Chhillar!" and it further reads, "Amul Won't Miss it for the World!". While sharing the poster, Amul's official Twitter handle pointed out that India has won the Miss World title after 17 years.
short by Tanya Dhingra / 07:54 pm on 21 Nov
Deepika to skip global summit in Hyd amid death threats
short by Tanya Dhingra / on 21 Nov 2017,Tuesday
Amid growing death threats against actress Deepika Padukone over 'Padmavati', she has backed out of the upcoming Global Entrepreneurship Summit 2017 in Hyderabad. However, no official statement clarifying her decision has been issued. The summit will be inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and US President Donald Trump's daughter and advisor Ivanka, who will be leading the US delegation.
short by Tanya Dhingra / 10:28 pm on 21 Nov
Paris trolled for claiming she co-invented selfie 11 yrs ago
short by Tanya Dhingra / on 21 Nov 2017,Tuesday
Socialite Paris Hilton has been trolled on social media for her tweet in which she claimed that she co-invented the selfie with singer Britney Spears 11 years ago. A user tweeted, "In 2004 you also invented the sex tape." Another user pointed out that the first ever selfie in history was taken by Robert Cornelius in 1839.
short by Tanya Dhingra / 11:00 pm on 21 Nov
Facebook to launch video platform ‘Watch’ in India: Report
short by Aditi Verma / on 21 Nov 2017,Tuesday
Social media giant Facebook is set to launch its video platform 'Watch' next year for users in India, according to reports. Watch allows users to subscribe to the series they want to watch and categorises videos under sections like 'What Friends Are Watching'. The platform was launched for all users in the United States earlier in September.
short by Aditi Verma / 07:53 pm on 21 Nov
Burning cinema halls will be "swachhata abhiyan": BJP leader
short by Tanya Dhingra / on 21 Nov 2017,Tuesday
While speaking on the 'Padmavati' row, Haryana BJP Chief Media Coordinator Suraj Pal Amu said that burning cinema halls across the country will be their "swachhata abhiyan". He added every member of the Kshatriya community is capable of setting each and every screen ablaze. Amu had earlier offered a ₹10 crore reward for beheading Deepika Padukone and Sanjay Leela Bhansali.
short by Tanya Dhingra / 08:30 pm on 21 Nov
FIR against BJP leader offering ₹10 cr for beheading Deepika
short by Tanya Dhingra / on 21 Nov 2017,Tuesday
A man from Gurugram has filed an FIR against Haryana BJP Chief Media Coordinator Suraj Pal Amu for announcing a ₹10 crore reward for beheading actress Deepika Padukone and filmmaker Sanjay Leela Bhansali over their film 'Padmavati'. This comes after the National Commission for Women (NCW) wrote to the Haryana DGP seeking action against the BJP leader.
short by Tanya Dhingra / 03:39 pm on 21 Nov
Jennifer says nude pic leak like being gang-b**ged by planet
short by Tanya Dhingra / on 21 Nov 2017,Tuesday
Hollywood actress Jennifer Lawrence, while talking about the hacking of her nude pictures in 2014, said she felt like she got gang-b**ged by the planet. "(I felt that) there's not one person in the world that isn't capable of seeing these intimate photos of me...That was a really impossible thing to process," added Lawrence.
short by Tanya Dhingra / 10:00 pm on 21 Nov
Bhansali has also hurt sentiments: UP CM on Padmavati 'row'
short by Daisy Mowke / on 21 Nov 2017,Tuesday
Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath, while speaking on the 'Padmavati' row, said if groups like Karni Sena are guilty of giving death threats then director Sanjay Leela Bhansali is also responsible for hurting people's sentiments. "Nobody has the right to take law into their own hands, be it Sanjay Leela Bhansali or anybody else," he added.
short by Daisy Mowke / 05:17 pm on 21 Nov
Aishwarya Rai slams media for misbehaving at charity event
short by Daisy Mowke / on 21 Nov 2017,Tuesday
Actress Aishwarya Rai Bachchan slammed media persons and photographers for reportedly misbehaving at a charity event held in memory of her late father Krishnaraj Rai. The event, held in a hospital, was organised by a charity foundation that provides free cleft and palate surgery to children. "Please show some respect...This is not a [film] premiere," said Aishwarya.
short by Daisy Mowke / 03:26 pm on 21 Nov
Rishi Kapoor trolled for mocking Beyoncé on Twitter
short by Daisy Mowke / on 21 Nov 2017,Tuesday
Rishi Kapoor has been slammed for mocking singer Beyoncé by sharing her picture alongside the photo of a flower vase. "Phir daru piya re tu," commented a Twitter user. "She is having a flower in her womb and you are comparing her with a flower pot," wrote another user. Meanwhile, another comment read, "Is that Ranbir's joint you are on?"
short by Daisy Mowke / 06:01 pm on 21 Nov
Rahul Rawail replaces Sujoy as IFFI Panorama jury chief
short by Tanya Dhingra / on 21 Nov 2017,Tuesday
Filmmaker Rahul Rawail has been appointed as the acting chief of the jury for the Indian Panorama section of International Film Festival of India (IFFI) 2017 after Sujoy Ghosh's resignation. Sujoy resigned from the post following the controversy over the removal of two films from the final selection. "I'm honoured to be doing the job," said Rawail.
short by Tanya Dhingra / 07:06 pm on 21 Nov
Husband & I living separately: Kahaani Ghar Ghar Kii actress
short by Tanya Dhingra / on 21 Nov 2017,Tuesday
TV actress Rinku Dhawan has said that she and her husband Kiran Karmarkar, her co-star from the show 'Kahaani Ghar Ghar Kii', have split and have been living separately for 12-15 months. "I have not yet decided whether I will file for divorce or not," added Rinku. They have been married for 15 years and have a son together.
short by Tanya Dhingra / 08:33 pm on 21 Nov
Egyptian singer arrested for eating banana in music video
short by Ankush Verma / on 21 Nov 2017,Tuesday
Egyptian singer Shyma Ahmad has been arrested for "inciting debauchery" over a music video in which she is seen eating a banana in front of a group of men. In the video which was apparently shot in a classroom, the singer was also seen scribbling words like 'Class #69' and 'vag'. The video was taken down following the singer's arrest.
short by Ankush Verma / 10:42 pm on 21 Nov
No musician, wannabe BollyLand: Sona on Farah's party for Ed
short by Tanya Dhingra / on 21 Nov 2017,Tuesday
Sharing an article about the party filmmaker Farah Khan hosted for 'Shape Of You' singer Ed Sheeran, singer Sona Mohapatra wrote, "No music maker...singer, members of his actual fraternity were participants obviously...Wannabe BollyLand." She further wrote, "Joke...PR Mongering." Farah's party, held a day before Ed's Mumbai concert, was attended by Shah Rukh Khan and Janhvi Kapoor among others.
short by Tanya Dhingra / 11:30 pm on 21 Nov
Fukrey 2 to release on Dec 8 after Padmavati gets postponed
short by Daisy Mowke / on 22 Nov 2017,Wednesday
The release date of 'Fukrey Returns' has been changed to December 8 after the release date of 'Padmavati' was postponed by its producers. "It was always meant to be December 8. Even our teaser said 8th. But we moved up as Padmavati was shifted to December 1," said Ritesh Sidhwani, producer of 'Fukrey Returns'.
short by Daisy Mowke / 10:13 am on 22 Nov
I want Deepika's head... saved: Haasan on 'Padmavati' row
short by Daisy Mowke / on 21 Nov 2017,Tuesday
Actor Kamal Haasan, while reacting to threats of beheading Deepika Padukone over the row on 'Padmavati, tweeted, "I want Ms Deepika's head... saved." "Respect it more than her body. Even more her freedom. Do not deny her that," he added. Haasan further wrote that extremism in any debate is deplorable while adding, "Wake up cerebral India. Time to think."
short by Daisy Mowke / 01:46 pm on 21 Nov
States can't ban film before CBFC certification, says Pahlaj
short by Tanya Dhingra / on 21 Nov 2017,Tuesday
Former Chairman of the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) Pahlaj Nihalani has said a state cannot ban a film before it has been certified by the board. Nihalani added that a state can ban a film after certification only if it threatens to disrupt law and order. He further said, "A certificate is yet to be issued to 'Padmavati'."
short by Tanya Dhingra / 07:30 pm on 21 Nov
Rao jokes about Smriti Irani's surname at film festival
short by Daisy Mowke / on 21 Nov 2017,Tuesday
Actor Rajkummar Rao joked about Information and Broadcasting Minister Smriti Irani's surname at the International Film Festival of India. Talking about Iranian filmmaker Majid Majidi, Rao said it's a coincidence that both Majid and Smriti are 'Irani'. "You...poked fun at a minister and it only shows as a government how tolerant we are," said Smriti Irani in response.
short by Daisy Mowke / 04:59 pm on 21 Nov
Deepika's parents get security amid threats over 'Padmavati'
short by Daisy Mowke / on 21 Nov 2017,Tuesday
Police personnel have been posted outside Deepika Padukone's parents' house in Bengaluru following threats over her film 'Padmavati'. Karnataka's CM Siddaramaiah had earlier said the state stands by her amid the controversy. The state's Home Minister Ramalinga Reddy also tweeted, "I have personally written to the DG-IGP of Karnataka to provide maximum security to @deepikapadukone and her family."
short by Daisy Mowke / 02:56 pm on 21 Nov
I've been told not to say anything on Padmavati row: Ranveer
short by Tanya Dhingra / on 21 Nov 2017,Tuesday
Actor Ranveer Singh has said that he has been asked not to say anything on the ongoing row over his upcoming film 'Padmavati'. "Whatever (the) official stand...is, you will get it from producers. It's a very sensitive issue," added Ranveer. He had earlier said that he is 200% with the film 'Padmavati' and his director Sanjay Leela Bhansali.
short by Tanya Dhingra / 09:48 pm on 21 Nov
'Padmavati' is not my film: Boney Kapoor on 'Padmavati' row
short by Daisy Mowke / on 21 Nov 2017,Tuesday
Producer Boney Kapoor, on being asked to comment on the ongoing row on Sanjay Leela Bhansali's 'Padmavati', said, "Padmavati is, well, not my film." Slamming his comment, a Twitter user wrote, "Spineless person." "His films in the past have run into financial issues. Quite sure he must be happy that other director/producer's films face huge problems too," read another comment.
short by Daisy Mowke / 06:00 pm on 21 Nov
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