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Masaan: Only Indian Winner at Cannes Left Out of Indian Film Awards

'Masaan' and 'Main Aur Charles' actress Richa Chadha
'Masaan' and 'Main Aur Charles' actress Richa Chadha

The much awaited nomination list of a prestigious Indian film awards show are out and it seems to have the whole Indian cinema industry in a tizzy. The list has, however, surprisingly left out names that have left international impression with their stellar stories and performances.

Nisha Rawal Strums the Guitar

Nisha Rawal Unplugged

Nisha Rawal’s charitable cover of A.R Rahman’s ‘Choti Si Asha’ was received well in the digital realm. The gorgeous actress has over 400 commercials to her credit, and has certainly found her calling in music and is giving it all she has got.

Kangana Ranaut for Road Safety

Kangana Ranaut at Road Safety awareness event
Kangana Ranaut at Road Safety awareness event

Actress and international fashion icon Kangana Ranaut was recently spotted at an event for Road Safety.

Watch: House Party - Kya Kool Hain Hum 3 Video Song: The Boys are Back Dancing with Gizele Thakral and Claudia Ciesla

Gizele Thakral (WBRi)
Gizele Thakral (WBRi File Photo)

Composed by Sajid-Wajid, the video song "House Party" from 'Kyaa Kool Hain Hum 3' has also been performed by the musical duo with female vocals by Shalmali Kholgade. Watch the music video via WBRi.

Watch: KI AND KA - Kareena Kapoor - Arjun Kapoor: Motion Poster Out for New Hindi Movie

KI AND KA - Kareena Kapoor and Arjun Kapoor

Kareena Kapoor and Arjun Kapoor return to the silver screen in "KI AND KA" directed by R.Balki. With a tag line of "It's time to twist the rules of love", watch the quirky and fun motion poster of 'Ki and Ka' exclusively via EROS Now.

Watch: Vikram Shankar's "Jab Tum Kaho" First Teaser Trailer - Parvin Dabas, Ambalika Sarkar, Shirin Guha

AMBALIKA SARKAR (Indian Movie Actress)
Ambalika Sarkar

The teaser of Director Vikram Shankar's (of Shabaash India) upcoming film 'Jab Tum Kaho' starring actors Parvin Dabas, Ambalika Sarkar, Shirin Guha has been released. Parvin plays Kishan, Shirin plays Divya and Ambalika plays Khushi in the film slated for release in the Valentine's day season. Watch the teaser trailer via WBRi.

Shirin Guha

Sonnalli Seygall Joins Emma Watson in United Nations "He For She" Campaign

Sonnalli Seygall - UN He For She Campaign

The campaign that was propagated by UN’s Goodwill manager Emma Watson, wants men and boys to come together to help end inequalities toward women and girls. Sonnalli visited the suburban college, from where the ‘HeForShe’ campaign was kick-started in India.

Sonam Kapoor to Attend Neerja Bhanot Award Ceremony

Sonam Kapoor as Neerja Bhanot

Actress Sonam Kapoor plays the role of Neerja Bhanot in the soon to be released biopic. The actress will be attending the Neerja Bhanot Award ceremony to be held in Chandigarh on January 13th, 2016. She will be accompanied by director Ram Madhvani and producer Atul Kasbekar. The Neerja Bhanot Award ceremony is held in honour of the braveheart Neerja every year.

India's Bollywood Film Stars Break Into Hollywood Blockbusters

By Merryl Fernandes

Hollywood is the final destination for every actor. Considering the fact that the world is crazy for Hollywood actors, most actors suffice with cameos too. However, we also have actors in Bollywood who have put their shoulders to the wheel to touch the Hollywood doors. Out of the lot, a few ring the bell and land up roles, and a pinch make it big. Having said that, we now have a bunch of celebs that have not only made it big in Hollywood but also have been a major part of movie promotions and film posters in Hollywood too. Our Indian talent is literally making it big internationally and have been getting good amount of recognition overseas. To an actor, more than a role matters the recognition they get out of it.

Hollywood is struck by Bollywood's charm; however, in no time fail to use it when required to promote their movies worldwide. As Indians are settled all over the world, this is one way for them to hold the audience.

We have a list of Bollywood biggies who have made a mark with their screen time in Hollywood and have been a major success in the movie promotion trails too. A few examples:

Amitabh Bachhan: The Great Gatsby

Amitabh Bachhan: The Great Gatsby

Mayo Clinic Offers Mood-Enhancing Yoga

Atrium inside Mayo Clinic Gonda Building, Roch...

Atrium inside Mayo Clinic Gonda Building, Rochester, Minnesota (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

“Research has found that the practice of yoga has a positive effect on changing your mood and promoting a state of relaxed alertness”, announcement says.

Lord Hanuman on Hold at Arkansas State Capitol

English: Arkansas Little Rock Nine Civil Right...

English: Arkansas Little Rock Nine Civil Rights Memorial on the capitol grounds in Little Rock (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Arkansas State Capitol Arts and Grounds Commission seems to be still waiting for more submissions for monuments/memorials in Arkansas State Capitol premises in Little Rock.

Connecticut Schools Encouraged to Offer Yoga

A yoga class.

A yoga class. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

According to reports, Bethel High School offered “Ah Ha Yoga” (.4 or .5 credit; in place of 1 Physical Education credit) for 11th and 12th graders whose Course Description included “unite mind, body, and inner self”. There is a Beginner’s Yoga Class on Mondays at Hamden Middle School whose announcement includes “Improve your flexibility, strength, balance and stamina”. At Middlebrook School in Wilton some groups try to decrease the pulse rate using meditation and yoga under "Feel The Beat" (A Guided Exploration of Factors That Affect Pulse Rate), a "Curriculum-Embedded Performance Task” of the Department in Middle School Science.

Zed addressed Roman Catholic conference in Nevada

Rajan Zed (right) with Most Reverend Randolph R. Calvo, Bishop of Roman Catholic Diocese of Reno, at the Conference.
Rajan Zed (right) with Most Reverend Randolph R. Calvo, Bishop of Roman Catholic Diocese of Reno, at the Conference.

Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed addressed the Roman Catholic Diocesan Conference in Nevada on January nine. Others who spoke on the occasion included Charles T. Durante, Roman Catholic Diocese of Reno Vicar General; V. James Jeffery, Rector Emeritus of Trinity Episcopal Church; Evon J. Yakar, Rabbi, Temple Bat Yam at South Lake Tahoe (California); Abdul Raheem Barghouti of Northern Nevada Muslim Community; Matthew T. Fisher, Reno Buddhist Center Resident Priest; and Brian E. Melendez, American Indian Spirituality Scholar.

Fortune Cover Depicting Jeff Bezos as Lord Vishnu Offensive: Hindu Group

Cover of Fortune International Magazine January 2016 Issue Featuring Jeff Bezos as Lord VishnuA Hindu group is upset over the cover of January one international edition of American business magazine Fortune which juxtaposes image of Amazon.com President Jeffrey P. Bezos as the likeness of Lord Vishnu, saying that it trivializes their venerated deity.

Watch: Tera Chehra - Sanam Teri Kasam | Singer Arijit Singh Impressed by Visualization in the new Video Song

Arijit Singh and Vinay Sapru
Arijit Singh and Vinay Sapru

The music maestro Arijit Singh has lent his voice to two songs in the upcoming musical extravaganza Sanam Teri Kasam.  The video for the first song ‘Tera Chehra’ was released and looks like it has already impressed the singer. Mawra Hocane and Harshvardhan Rane star in the romance musical film telling a story of the strength of love over challenges thrown at it. The film is directed by Vinay Sapru and Radhika Rao.