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Kangana Ranaut to Vacation Like a 'Queen'

Actress Kangana Ranaut
Kangana Ranaut

Post an intense and a gruelling shoot schedule and juggling with élan a hectic line-up of commitments, Bollywood's reigning star Kangana Ranaut will finally be taking a much-needed break. Post the wrap-up of the final leg of Vishal Bhardwaj's 'Rangoon', which is scheduled in a week's time, the three-time National Award-winner plans to take a solo trip to an undisclosed location in Europe or Australia, quite like her character Rani in 'Queen' we hear!

Kolkata Restaurant Launches Bengali New Year Special Menu

Bengali New Year Food - special menu

Bengalis are known to be the greatest foodies in the world. Though they are known for going around the planet and trying global cuisine, courtesy of  the travel bug the community is victim to but they can’t do without their traditional dishes when it comes to the Bengali New Year. Keeping this in mind a popular eatery in Kolkata recently launched a Bengali New Year special menu.

Rahul and Barkha Sharma Perform for Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Prince William and Princess Kate in Delhi

William and Kate with Rahul and Barkha Sharma
William and Kate with Rahul and Barkha Sharma

The talented musician Rahul Sharma, son of acclaimed santoor maestro Pandit Shivkumar Sharma along with his talented wife, Barkha Sharma attended and performed at the Hyderabad House in Delhi for the Royal couple Prince William and Princess Kate. Also in attendance was Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

18th Media Ventures to expand into satellite, overseas rights of films

Swarndeep V
Swarndeep V

18th Media Ventures, a Mumbai-based film production, marketing and distribution company that is currently establishing its base in the industry, now also has concrete plans to venture into satellite and overseas rights of films.

Related: Cinekorn Entertainment to Distribute Bollywood Movies in Asia

India’s Largest Summer Bash for Kids on POGO TV Channel

Chhota Bheem's Super Birthday
Chhota Bheem's Super Birthday

It’s that time of the year when kids across the nation are eagerly waiting for their summer vacations to begin. And what more, when POGO, the leading kids channel promises to make this much awaited summer break super exciting and entertaining. This April and the stars of POGO channel will fill their days with fun filled contests, new adventures and a bagful of hilarious moments.

Canbank Venture Capital Fund Ltd picks up minority stake in unlisted Rs 200 cr, M/s Him Teknoforge Ltd. (HIM)

Continuing its strategy of investing in unlisted companies with high growth potential Canbank Venture Capital Fund Ltd. (CVCFL) through its Emerging India Growth Fund, has picked up a minority equity stake in ‘Him Teknoforge Ltd’ (HIM) for a consideration of Rs 30 crore which includes Rs 7.80 Cr towards partial buyout of Equity shareholding held by IFCI Venture Capital Funds Ltd. HIM is a leading manufacturer of Forgings and Machined Components for end use in Agri-Machinery, Automotives, Railways, Defense and Oil & Gas sectors. The product range comprises of gears, axles, shafts, levers, flanges, assemblies, sub assemblies, non gear/spider kits, etc.

Kangana Ranaut and Kareena Kapoor Khan: New B-Town Besties

Kareena Kapoor and Kangana Ranaut
Kareena Kapoor Khan and Kangana Ranaut

When Kangana Ranaut skipped the royal dinner hosted with the Duke and the Duchess of Cambridge held on Sunday to attend a private dinner instead hosted by her Rangoon co-star Saif Ali Khan and actor-wife Kareena Kapoor Khan, it left many wondering why? But as surprising and unbelievable it may sound for two actresses who are on the top of the game to genuinely bond with each other, the two K stars – Kangana and Kareena – get along fabulously well and are said to be the newest besties in B-Town.

Hollywood Actress Devika Bhise Would Love to Work with Aamir Khan and Rajkumar Hirani

Actress Devika Bhise
Actress Devika Bhise in "The Man Who Knew Infinity"

Hollywood actress of Indian origin, Devika Bhise, who’s getting rave reviews for her power-packed performance in upcoming biographical drama, The Man Who Knew Infinity, which is based on the life of mathematical genius Srinivasa Ramanujan, says that she wouldn't mind doing a Bollywood film, provided she gets the right script.

Actress Devika Bhise
Indian-American Hollywood Actress Devika Bhise

Baba Saheb Dr. Bhimrao Ambedkar - A Profile

English: This Picture is the Portrait of Dr.B....

English: This Picture is the Portrait of Dr.B.R.Ambedkar seen as very young Man (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Baba Saheb Dr. Bhimrao Ambedkar was born on 14th April, 1891 in Mahu in Madhya Pradesh. He was the fourteenth child of his parents. The life of Dr. Bhimrao Ambedkar was marked by struggles but he proved that every hurdle in life can be surmounted with talent and firm determination. The biggest barrier in his life was the caste system adopted by the Hindu society according to which the family he was born in was considered 'untouchable'.

NYIFF: The New York Indian Film Festival Full Lineup

Bengali Actress Rittika Sen and Tollywood Hero DEV in Arshinagar
DEV and Rittika in Aparna Sen's "Aarshinagar" Bangla Movie

The New York Indian Film Festival (NYIFF) announced the full lineup last night for their 16th year of celebrating independent, art house, alternate, and diaspora films from/about/connected to the Indian subcontinent (May 7 – May 14). Dedicated to bringing these films to a New York audience, the festival will feature 40 screenings (35 narrative, 5 documentary) –all seen for the first time in New York City. In addition, the festival will also feature five programs of short films.

Jacqueline Fernandez wins hearts, builds homes for Tamil Nadu flood victims through #JacquelineBuilds

Jacqueline Fernandez (WBRi File Photo)
Jacqueline Fernandez (WBRi File Photo)

The ever so charming Jacqueline Fernandez is not just a pretty face but someone with a big heart as well. She was recently present at Padappai Town in Chennai on 9th April for #JaquelineBuilds.

Ekta Manch and Children Welfare Centre High School Organize Free Health Checkups and Blood Donation Camp

Free Health Checkup and Blood Donation Camp

NGO Ekta Manch and Children Welfare Centre High School came together to organise a Free Health Checkups and Blood Donation Camp in  Children Welfare Centre High School, Yari Road, Andheri(W), Mumbai-61 on 14th April, 2016 from 8 A.M. to 4 P.M.

Jacqueline Fernandez Liked by 19 Million

Actress Jacqueline Fernandez with a fan in Sri Lanka
Actress Jacqueline Fernandez with a fan in Sri Lanka

Fandom of the gorgeous actress Jacqueline Fernandez seems to be on a rise. She crossed 19 million likes on her Facebook page recently.

Dishoom: Jacqueline Fernandez Arrested, Real Character "Ishika" Revealed

To celebrate this joyous occasion, she took to Facebook and interacted with her fans through a Q & A. From her favourite actor to her upcoming projects, the actress revealed some interesting tidbits about herself.

Tata Motors India Launches TIAGO Hatchback in Kolkata

Tata Motors today announced the commercial launch of its cool new hatchback, the TIAGO with cutting edge design, technology and driving dynamics to create new segment benchmarks in the industry.  At a starting price of INR 3.37 Lakhs, ex-showroom, Kolkata, for the Revotron 1.2L (petrol) variant and INR 4.14 Lakhs, ex-showroom, Kolkata, for the Revotorq 1.05L (diesel) variant, the TIAGO will be available for sale, across the country in over 597 Tata Motors sales outlets, from today.

Tiago Hatchback

Shraddha Kapoor Photo-Bombed by Tiger Shroff

Tiger Shroff and Shraddha Kapoor

We came across this adorable picture of the lead pair of the upcoming Bollywood movie Baaghi.