HindustanTimes Tue,22 Jul 2014


BSF's drums counter Pak's dhols at Attari!

Border Security Force (BSF) has started playing drums during the beating retreat ceremony along the Attari border here to counter the sound of dhols from Pakistani side.

'We love Punjabi suits'

The Fashion Brigade of HT City recently spotted girl students from different African countries in ‘Punjabi suits’ at Punjab College of Technical Education, Ludhiana.

'Punjab 1984' outstanding, worthy going to Oscars: Anupam Kher

Bollywood actor Anupam Kher is so impressed with director Anurag Singh's "Punjab 1984", a Punjabi film focusing on the ill effects of 1984-86 Punjab insurgency on social life, that he says it is worth going to the Oscars. Starring Punjabi singer-actor Diljit Dosanjh, Pavan Malhotra and Kirron Kher, the film came out June 27 and has earned rave reviews from all quarters.

Don’t worship women, treat us as equals: Shabana

“I don’t want to be treated like a goddess; treat me like an equal and I will show you what I can do,” says veteran actress Shabana Azmi, who was in the city to preside over the Neerja Bhanot Award function.

From Shraddha Kapoor in Ek Villain to Salman Khan in Kick: Bollywood actors who have sung in movies

From acting to producing films; from directing to composing and singing songs, many Bollywood stars have often proved that they are power house of talent. Off late, actors taking on to singing seems to be on the rise. If Shraddha Kapoor and Alia Bhatt have earned accolades for their songs in their recent movies, Priyanka Chopra had launched her three international singles last year.

Sonakshi Sinha joins Bollywood actors' club who own professional sports team

What's common between Shahrukh Khan, Salman Khan, Ranbir Kapoor, Nagarjuna, Yo Yo Honey Singh and Akshay Kumar? All these actors are owners of different franchises for different sports. We give you a list of our Bollywood A-listers who have invested in different teams in different professional sports tournament.

I'll never say goodbye to TV, says Jalandhar lad Karan Kundra

It has taken Karan Kundra three years to come back to the fiction genre on the small screen after gaining prominence with "Kitani Mohabbat Hai".

Bigg Boss-fame Haryana lad set to make Bollywood debut

Sangram Singh (29), who featured in reality TV show Bigg Boss and hails from Madina village in the district, is set to make his Bollywood debut after formally signing a contract with Dhanraj Films Pvt Limited, the makers of Ankur Arora Murder case in 2013.

Story of last King of Punjab Maharaja Dalip Singh to go on celluloid

 The story of the tragic king of Punjab Maharja Dalip Singh is all set to go celluloid. Based on the his real life story of the last King of Punjab, the film will be directed by Kavi Raz and features the acting debut of acclaimed singer-poet Satinder Sartaaj, a sufi singer of repute.

Satinder Sartaaj to act in Hollywood movie

Satinder Sartaaj, an acclaimed Punjabi poet-singer, will star in ‘The Black Prince’, a movie with an intriguing story about the last king of Punjab, Maharaja Duleep Singh. According to the Hollywood Reporter, the movie, to be produced by Brillstein Entertainment Partners.

Ajay-SRK patch up, but Bollywood is full of ‘star wars’

Verbal fights and cold wars are quite common in Bollywood. While some actors come forward and reconcile, other continue to show cold shoulder to each other for long. Recently, Shahrukh Khan and Ajay Devgan are said to have buried hatchets and become friends.

Region’s first dedicated acting school opens in city

My Dream Academy, the region’s first professional acting school at which budding actors will be imparted hands-on training in basic acting and associated skills by seasoned film and theatre artistes, opened in the City Beautiful.

‘YDK’- Treat for Hindi and Punjabi audience

When a particular film is based on friendship and unending fun, the music plays a vital role in maintaining the pace and giving direction to the film. Each and every song and each and every word in the lyrics were prepared keeping in mind the same for upcoming Punjabi film ‘Yaaran Da Katchup’.

Beautiful game bowls over social media

Loyal football fans and new converts to the beautiful game from all age groups stayed awake till the wee hours of Monday to cheer for their favourite team as Germany and Argentina battled it out at the Fifa World Cup final match. Besides being glued to their television sets, the fans were active on social media through the day and night.

Cinema is my muse: Sudhir Mishra

“The difference between me and other filmmakers is that I make movies for myself,” says Sudhir Mishra, director of critically acclaimed films like Chameli, Hazaaron Khwaishein Aisi and Khoya Khoya Chand among others. In town for the launch of an acting school, Mishra is as unapologetic and intuitive as his films are. He is known for making edgy movies that more often than not portray strong female characters who can hold their own. We take a look at his multifaceted personality.
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