Priyanka Chopra sent a legal notice to Aseem Merchant

Bollywood actress Priyanka Chopra has reportedly sent a legal notice to alleged former boyfriend Aseem Merchant, seeking to put the brakes on a planned biopic of Priyanka’s former manager Prakash Jaju. The actress alleges that the biopic, being made by Aseem, deals with her own life rather than Mr Jaju’s. Reportedly, Prakash Jaju and Priyanka … Read more

Jhumpa Lahiri’s “Lowland” shortlisted for this year’s Baileys Prize

Pulitzer Prize-winning Indian American novelist Jhumpa Lahiri’s “Lowland” has been shortlisted for this year’s Baileys Prize, the UK’s only annual book award for fiction written by a woman. The book, set in Kolkata and Rhode Island in the US, is about the lives of two brothers, their choices and their fate. Lowland was also shortlisted … Read more

Suchitra Sen dies in Kolkata hospital after massive heart attack

Suchitra Sen – Veteran Indian actress died at a hospital (Belle View Clinic) in Kolkata on 17 January 2014 at 8:25 a.m., of a heart attack. She had been admitted due to chronic chest infection. Known as the Greta Garbo of India for leading a reclusive life after she left films, Sen was an iconic … Read more

Oscar Nominations in 2014

Actor Chris Hemsworth and Academy President Cheryl Boone Isaacs announced the nominations for the 86th Academy Awards on January 16. Hemsworth and Boone Isaacs announced the nominees at a 5:38 a.m. PT live news conference attended by more than 400 international media representatives. Academy members from each of the branches vote to determine the nominees … Read more

Javed Akhter among 22 writers selected for Sahitya Akademi Awards 2013

Eminent Urdu poet Javed Akhter, Hindi novelist Mridula Garg, Punjabi novelist Manmohan, Kashmiri writer Mohi-ud-Din Reshi and Tamil novelist R.N.Joe D’Cruz are among the 22 writers who have been selected for the Sahitya Akademi Awards-2013. Akhtar has been selected for his poetry book – “Lava” and Mridula Garg for her novel – “Miljul Man”. Announcing … Read more

Armaan Kohli – Bigg Boss Season 7 participant – arrested for alleged physical abuse

Actor Armaan Kohli, a participant on reality show Bigg Boss Season 7, arrested from the set of “Bigg Boss Saath-7” following a complaint filed by British singer-actress Sofia Hayat for allegedly assaulting her during their stay in the reality show. “Armaan is in the police station and the investigation is going on. He was taken … Read more

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