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Days after his Taliban-RSS remark sparked a row, screenwriter and lyricist Javed Akhtar said that ‘Hindus are the most tolerant majority in the world’ in Shiv-Sena mouthpiece ‘Saamna’. In his earlier statement, Akhtar had said that Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP), Bajrang Dal and the Rashtriya Swayam Sevak Sangh (RSS) were similar to the Taliban in their form of extremism. Clarifying his remarks

Mumbai, Sept 15: Veteran actor Naseeruddin Shah has alleged that the government is encouraging Indian filmmakers to make propaganda films “lauding the efforts of our beloved leader”. “They are being encouraged by the government to make pro-government films, to make films lauding the efforts of our beloved leader. They are also being financed, also promised a clean chit if they make movies which

Mumbai, Sept 9: The Bombay High Court on Thursday dismissed the plea filed by actor Kangana Ranaut seeking quashing of the criminal defamation proceedings initiated against her by a court here based on lyricist Javed Akhtar's complaint. High court judge, Justice Revati Mohite Dere, who had on September 1 reserved her order on the plea, said the applicant's (Ranaut's) petition "stands dismissed"

Mangaluru, Sept 8: Dancer Kishore Shetty, who is a key accused in drug case, has claimed that Kannada's star anchor Anushree too used to consume drugs along with them at parties. “Anushree used to take drugs while practicing dance during rehearsals of a reality show,” he said. In last September Anushree was questioned in connection with a drugs case involving dancer-choreographer Kishore Aman

Mumbai, Sept 6: The Vishva Hindu Parishad (VHP) on Monday condemned the statement of Javed Akhtar on the Taliban and RSS calling it a "conspiracy" to confuse society and demanded strict action against the Bollywood lyricist. “The Taliban is a terrorist organisation which believes in violence and is anti-women. Comparing such organisations with the RSS, VHP and Bajrang Dal.....I condemn his

Popular TV and film actor Sidharth Shukla died at the age of 40 on Thursday. He was brought dead to Cooper Hospital, forensic department head Dr R Sukhdeve said. Since the news of his demise, an outpouring of grief and condolences has flooded the internet. He found immense fame after winning Bigg Boss 13. After hearing the unfortunate news, a number of celebrities and colleagues of Sidharth took

Bengaluru, Aug 24: The Central Forensic Science Laboratory (CFSL) report has confirmed Sandalwood actresses Sanjana Galrani and Ragini Dwivedi had consumed drugs. The Central Crime Branch (CCB) Chief Sandeep Patil has welcomed the FSL report. This report is very important as it gives leeway for the police to cancel the bail of the actresses and initiate an investigation into the drugs case afresh

Malayalam actress Saranya Sasi breathed her last on August 9 at a private hospital in Trivandrum, Kerala. She was diagnosed with a brain tumour 10 years ago and underwent 11 major surgeries. A few weeks ago, she was admitted to a hospital after she contracted Covid-19. Though she recovered from the novel coronavirus, she had other health-related problems. Saranya Sasi was a popular actress in the

Bengaluru, July 26: Veteran Kannada actor Jayanthi passed away due to ill health at her residence on Monday. She was 76. Called 'Abhinaya Sharadhe', Jayanthi was a prominent name in the Kannada film industry from 1960 to late 80s. Having acted over 500 films, Jayanthi has won six State awards (four Best Actress and two Best Supporting Actress). Born in Ballari, Jayanthi was a classical dancer who

Mumbai: Actor Shilpa Shetty has said she was unaware of the exact nature of content on 'Hotshots' - the mobile app via which her husband, Raj Kundra, is accused of streaming pornographic content - Mumbai Police sources have told the media. Police sources said that Ms Shetty said it was another accused - London-based Pradeep Bakshi, Mr Kundra's brother-in-law - who was involved with the app. She