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HindustanTimes Sun,31 Aug 2014

Movies

Censor board CEO arrested on bribery charges

The CBI said that the complainant, an authorised agent for censor certification, had approached the board on behalf of the producer of a regional language film for its early clearance.

Salman Khan holds special screening of Kick for hearing impaired

Even as his latest release -- Sajid Nadiadwala's directorial debut Kick -- continues to break records at the box office, the Dabangg Khan, alongwith INOX Movies, held a special screening of Kick -- with subtitles and sign languages incorporated, for the hearing impaired.

Dad often jokes that he was Shakespeare in his past life: Shahid Kapoor

My father (Pankaj Kapur) has done Shakespearean plays when he studied at the National School of Drama. He considers him the greatest writer ever, and even jokes that perhaps, in his last life, he was Shakespeare," says Shahid.

Fawad Khan breaches barriers, Khoobsurat to release in Pakistan

Pak actor Fawad, who makes his Bollywood debut opposite Sonam Kapoor with Khoobsurat, says, "I have been told that the film is releasing in Pakistan, and a deal is being worked out right now. I would be very disappointed if it doesn’t."

Ranbir Kapoor wants to make short film on Raj Kapoor

Speaking at the inauguration of a short film festival, Shuruaat Ka Interval, Ranbir Kapoor said, "I would like to make a short film on my grandfather. His life was very entertaining and interesting. I think that would make for a good short film."

Rohit Shetty captures BO again: Singham Returns earns Rs. 77.64 crore over weekend

After smashing records for day one collections at the ticket windows, Rohit Shetty's sequel to his 2011 hit Singham continues to rule the box office. Singham Returns earned Rs. 24.5 crore on Sunday.

Punjabi film on Indira’s assassins to finally release on August 22

After months of stalling due to objections by the Censor Board, Kaum de Heere (Diamonds of the Community), a Punjabi movie on the assassination of the former prime minister Indira Gandhi, is set to release on August 22.

Watch Farhan Akhtar perform online for a rupee

This Independence Day, Farhan Akhtar will perform his first online concert with his band, Farhan Live. Titled Stroke Of Midnight, the show will start at 12 am (August 15; Independence Day) it will be in full gear. You can watch it for just Rs. 1!

Biopic on mathematician Anand Kumar not shelved, haven't received legal permission yet: Anurag Basu

Anurag Basu, who was set to make a biopic on mathematician Anand Kumar, admits that the project is facing some hurdles. He adds that reports which claim the film is shelved are not true.

I thought I was Hollywood's prettiest actress: Julia Roberts

"I've never been chosen as 'one of the top-five hottest actresses in a bikini'. And honestly, it's a godsend. When I was younger, I'd think, 'Oh, I'm the prettiest one. It's not Halle Berry. It's not!' But it is, you know?" Julia Roberts said.

Akshay Kumar-starrer Entertainment earns Rs. 11.57 crore on day one

The critics may have dissed it, but Akshay Kumar's Entertainment is doing pretty well at the box office. The film earned a total of Rs11.57 crore on the opening day on Friday.

PK poster is not sensational, it's a piece of art: Aamir Khan defends his 'nude' look

Perfectionist Aamir Khan has been facing a lot flak for his 'nude' poster for the upcoming film PK. "It is not sensationalist, but a piece of art," says the actor.

Four reasons why you shouldn't waste your time on Entertainment

Akshay Kumar's Entertainment hits theatres tomorrow. If you haven't planned a slot for it over the weekend, don't worry. We give you four reasons why you won't miss much even if you skip this Akki-Tammanah-starrer.

From Happy New Year to Aur Devdas: Bollywood off the back-burner

It’s striking how, of late, many Bollywood projects that were put on the back-burner for years are being revived in a grand manner. From SRK-starrer Happy New Year to Anurag Kashyap's Bombay Velvet, a look at these projects.

Priyanka Chopra's Mary Kom doesn't speak for Northeast

There is something amiss about Mary Kom -- the casting of Priyanka Chopra, an actor with North Indian origins, as a Manipuri woman. She speaks in a highly synthetic accent in the film which is basically a stereotype of how most East Indians speak Hindi.
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