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Priyanka asked to pay tax for luxury items

Indian actress Priyanka Chopra has been hit by a spate of tax demands over a four-year period, starting with orders to pay up on a luxury watch and a luxury sedan which she claimed were gifted to her, reports The Times of India (ToI). India’s Income-tax Appellate Tribunal (ITAT) reportedly shot down Chopra’s explanation that a LVMH-TAG watch worth Rs ...

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Screen time important for actor Raima Sen

Actor Raima Sen, who is juggling between her schedules in Mumbai and Kolkata, said she only takes up roles that push her potential as an artist and gives us her considerable screen time.   Her last Bollywood outing ‘Vodka Diaries’ has already hit the theatres and the actor is now busy promoting her upcoming Bengali suspense thriller ‘Kaya’, helmed by ...

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Parineeti to star opposite Akshay in ‘Kesari’

Bollywood actress Parineeti Chopra says “Kesari” is a perfect film for her to work with Akshay Kumar, with whom she has been wanting to collaborate for a long time. Asked about her role in “Kesari”, Parineeti told the media: “That is a secret but I am very excited and very honoured that I am in ‘Kesari’ because it is one ...

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Hrithik Roshan to cast Sara Ali Khan as female lead for Super 30?

After reports of Hrithik Roshan and Ashutosh Gowariker contemplating casting Sara Ali Khan in their next venture, now comes news that the actor is also hoping to bring her aboard Super 30. A source says that discussions with filmmaker Vikas Bahl are underway to pair Saif Ali Khan’s daughter alongside Roshan in the film. It is based on mathematician Anand ...

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‘Shape of Water’, ‘Three Billboards’ lead best picture race after Oscar nominations

Fox Searchlight’s fantastical romance “The Shape of Water” and its dark comedy “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” emerged as front runners for the Oscar best picture prize on Tuesday after capturing nominations in all of the major categories “The Shape of Water” earned a leading 13 nominations, including nods for best picture, screenplay, director Guillermo del Toro and actors Sally ...

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Actor Razzak remembered on birth anniversary

A memorial discussion on actor Razzak was held at Fazlul Haq Auditorium of Bangladesh Film Development Corporation (BFDC) on Tuesday. Bangladesh Film Directors Association arranged the event to commemorate the birth anniversary of the legendary hero. Actor Alamgir Hossain said “In 1972, I worked in the first film through “Amar Jonmobhumi’ (My Motherland). Razzak and Kabaori were in that film. ...

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Twinkle Khanna meets Malala Yousafzai at Oxford University, highlights period poverty

Twinkle Khanna recently met Pakistani activist and youngest Nobel Peace Prize laureate and Oxford University student, Malala Yousafzai in London before she addressed the Oxford Union on menstrual hygiene and period poverty. The trailer of ‘Padman’, which is produced by her and has her husband, Akshay Kumar, essaying the role of social entrepreneur Arunachalam Muruganantham, who invented a machine to ...

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Bottom of Form ‘Three Billboards’ biggest winner at SAG awards

Dark comedy “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” won three prizes at the Screen Actors Guild (SAG) awards on Sunday in a ceremony marked by women and their stories amid the sexual misconduct scandal that has swept Hollywood. The Fox Searchlight film about a furious woman seeking justice for the murder of her daughter was named best ensemble, the top SAG ...

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Streep recommended an exorcist to Spielberg

Hollywood veteran Meryl Streep helped filmmaker Steven Spielberg find an exorcist to rid his home of a ghost. “When I worked on ‘A.I. Artifical Intelligence’, I went and recorded the voice of the fairy at his place in Long Island. All we did was talk about how his house was haunted and did I know a ghostbuster. And, of course, ...

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Kajol to begin shooting her next ‘Ela’

Bollywood star Kajol is back to work and as per the reports, the actress is all set to begin shooting her next film reportedly titled ‘Ela’, on January 24. The actress who played a mean corporate in ‘VIP 2’ starring opposite Dhanush, will now be seen as an aspiring singer in the film being produced by hubby Ajay Devgn. According ...

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