Saturday, September 19, 2020
Films & TV

SSR tribute song talks of justice for late actor

MUMBAI: A song dedicated to Sushant Singh Rajput collages video clips featuring the late actor, to let fans re-live memories of their favourite star.

Titled "Mujhe insaaf de do", the song is composed and sung by Mayank Pant and penned by Lali Mishra.

Kriti Sanon dated Sushant Singh Rajput, claims Lizaa Malik

NEW DELHI: Actress Lizaa Malik has claimed that late actor Sushant Singh Rajput and actress Kriti Sanon might have denied dating each other, but they were very much in a relationship and looked happy together.

Lizaa had a professional relationship with Sushant, and she says she saw him happy in his relationship with Kriti at a birthday party.

Salman Khan's 'Wanted' turns 11

MUMBAI: The Salman Khan-starrer Wanted was released on this day 11 years ago.

The 2009 thriller, which heralded Salman's golden run of annual Eid blockbusters, is also widely considered the film that cemented the actor's position as an action superstar.

NCB nabs 6 more Mumbai drug peddlers, seizes 1.4 kg narcotics

MUMBAI: Continuing its crackdown on the drugs trade in Mumbai as part of the probe into the narcotics angle in Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput's death, the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) has arrested six more drug peddlers, an official said here on Friday.

Sandalwood case: CCB summons Cong leader's son, actor and TV anchor

BENGALURU: In a bid to dig deeper into the drug scandal involving Sandalwood celebrities, the Central Crime Branch (CCB) of Bengaluru police has summoned Kannada TV anchor Akul Balaji, actor Aryann Santosh and son of Congress MLA R.V. Devaraj and Sudhama Nagar corporator R.V. Yuvaraj to its office on Saturday.

Kangana 'will quit twitter' if anyone can prove she starts fights

MUMBAI:Amid backlash against her abrasive comments on Urmila Matondkar, Jaya Bachchan and Bollywood in general, actress Kangana Ranaut has claimed that she has a record of never starting a fight, and is ready to quit Twitter if anyone can prove otherwise.

Nia Sharma replies to trolls who slammed her for 'vulgar' birthday cake

MUMBAI:Actress Nia Sharma posted a new video on Friday, seemingly as a reply to the widespread trolling she faced after posting videos of her birthday celebration the day before, where she is seeing cutting a cake shaped like a male member.

Urmila thanks 'real people of India' for support after Kangana's 'soft porn star' jibe

MUMBAI: Urmila Matondkar took to Twitter on Friday to thank those who stood by her after Kangana Ranaut referred to her as a soft porn star.

Short video app Chingari inks music licensing deal with T-Series

NEW DELHI:Homegrown short video-sharing platform Chingari which shot into popularity following the TikTok ban in June said on Friday that it has signed a music licensing agreement with T-Series.

Grammy winner Ricky Kej, National Award winner Arun Shankar Mohan team up

MUMBAI: Grammy winner Ricky Kej and National Award-winning filmmaker Arun Shankar Mohan are collaborating on a new single.

"We are living in difficult times, and the kind of situation we all are in right now forced me to think if we have gone wrong somewhere. This particular thought became the inspiration for my single," said Arun.

Fashion designer Sharbari Dutta found dead at her south Kolkata residence

KOLKATA (IANS): Ace fashion designer Sharbari Dutta was found dead inside the bathroom at her south Kolkata's Broad Street residence on the intervening night of Thursday and Friday.

According to police sources, Dutta was found dead inside her bathroom at around 12.15 a.m. on Friday. Officials of local police station and the Kolkata Police headquarters Lalbazar's homicide branch have reached the spot at night.

Support keeps pouring in for Urmila after Kangana's 'soft porn star' jibe

MUMBAI: Support kept coming in for Urmila Matondkar from film as well as political circles all through Thursday, after actress Kangana Ranaut called her a soft porn star in a TV interview.

Filmmaker Ram Gopal Varma, who had a series of hits with Urmila, tweeted: "Not wanting to get into slanging matches with anyone, I believe that Urmila Matondkar has more than proved her versatile talent in enacting such diversely complex roles as in RANGEELA, SATYA, KAUN, BHOOT, EK HASEENA THI etc."

Sushant's sister Shweta to go off social media for 10 days

MUMBAI: Shweta Singh Kirti, sister of late actor Sushant Singh Rajput, will be off social media for 10 to immerse herself in deep meditation and prayers, and heal herself from the loss she has suffered

Kangana defends her 'soft porn star' barb at Urmila

MUMBAI: As she continues facing heat from Bollywood celebrities after calling Urmila Matondkar a soft porn star, Kangana Ranaut launched a fresh attack saying fake feminists are equating being a porn star to something derogatory.

Urmila Matondkar finds support after Kangana's 'soft porn star' jibe

MUMBAI: Actress Urmila Matondkar is receiving acknowledgement and support from colleagues after actress Kangana Ranaut called her a soft porn star in a TV interview.

How Bhumi plans to celebrate sisterhood with her new film

MUMBAI: Actress Bhumi Pednekar plans to watch her new film, Dolly Kitty Aur Woh Chamakte Sitaare, with her sister Samiksha Pednekar, and calls it a special sister screening.

Trinamool rakes up SSR case in LS, suggests law to regulate media coverage

NEW DELHI: The Trinamool Congress on Wednesday raised the mysterious suicide of Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput in the Lok Sabha, suggesting the Central government to formulate a law to regulate media coverage in sensitive cases.

Kangana: Industry offered 2-minute roles, item numbers after sleeping with hero

MUMBAI: Actress Kangana Ranaut on Wednesday made shocking claims, saying all that Bollywood ever offered her were two-minute roles, item numbers and a romantic scene -- that too in return of sleeping with the hero.

Kangana's comments came after veteran actress and Samajwadi Party MP Jaya Bachchan, in a recent Parliament speech, criticised people who were tarnishing the film industry by badmouthing it.

Sushant's manager Shruti Modi appears before NCB

MUMBAI: Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput's former manager Shruti Modi on Wednesday appeared before the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) in the drugs related case.

NCB summons Sushant's ex-manager Shruti, talent manager Jaya

MUMBAI: Enlarging its probe in the drugs angle in the Sushant Singh Rajput death case, the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) has summoned the late actor's former manager Shruti Modi and talent manager Jaya Saha for questioning, officials said on Tuesday.

Kangana gets support from Sapna Bhavnani over questioning Mumbai Police

MUMBAI: Actress Kangana Ranaut might have been criticised by several Bollywood colleagues for calling Mumbai Police a sham, but celebrity stylist-director-producer Sapna Bhavnani has supported her. She says she cannot name five friends who have actually benefitted by going to the police in Mumbai.

Bachchans trolled after Jaya Bachchan's Parliament speech

MUMBAI: The Bachchan family is being trolled by netizens after Samajwadi Party member and actress Jaya Bachchan alleged that a continuous attempt to defame the film industry is being made, taking an indirect jibe at actor-politician Ravi Kishan who has claimed that drug addiction happens in the film industry.

B-Town backs Jaya Bachchan after her Parliament speech alleging B'wood being defamed

MUMBAI: While a section of netizens are trolling veteran actress Jaya Bachchan for her Rajya Sabha speech alleging that a continuous attempt to defame the film industry is being made, she has found support among several Bollywood celebrities.

Kangana on Jaya Bachchan reaction: Would you say the same if your daughter was beaten, drugged, molested?

MUMBAI:Actress Kangana Ranaut has criticised Samajwadi Party MP and actress Jaya Bachchan for her remarks against people who are trying to tarnish the image of the film industry, and questioned whether her stance would change if her children were involved.

Sandalwood drug case: Raids at Vivek Oberoi's brother-in-law's properties

BENGELURU:Intensifying its investigation into the Sandalwood drug case, the Central Crime Bureau of the Bengaluru City Police on Tuesday conducted raids on properties owned by Aditya Alva, brother-in-law of Bollywood Star, Vivek Oberoi and son of late former minister, Jeevraj Alva.

Sandalwood drug case: Raids at Vivek Oberoi's brother-in-law's properties

BENGELURU:Intensifying its investigation into the Sandalwood drug case, the Central Crime Bureau of the Bengaluru City Police on Tuesday conducted raids on properties owned by Aditya Alva, brother-in-law of Bollywood Star, Vivek Oberoi and son of late former minister, Jeevraj Alva.

JL 50' producer Ritika Anand on how Abhay Deol, Pankaj Kapur came on board

MUMBAI: Actress Ritika Anand, who features in and has produced the four-episode web series, JL 50, says that although she was always keen to cast Abhay Deol as protagonist of the show, she and writer-director Shailender Vyas were initially apprehensive about approaching him. She added she feels fortunate to have a cast that includes Pankaj Kapur and Piyush Mishra along with Abhay.

SSR case: NCB arrests Showik's school friend Suryadeep Malhotra

MUMBAI:A day after the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) detained Showik Chakraborty's school friend Suryadeep Malhotra, the drug law enforcement agency on Tuesday arrested him in connection with its probe into the death of Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput, officials said.

Anubhav Sinha: Nepotism is an overrated debate

MUMBAI: Filmmaker Anubhav Sinha feels the raging debate over nepotism, which has found fresh steam after the death of actor Sushant Singh Rajput, is overrated.

Nawazuddin's wife records statement with police, reasserts her charges

MUZAFFARNAGAR: The estranged wife of actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Aliya, has recorded her statement at a police station in Uttar Pradesh's Muzaffarnagar and reasserted her charges, including that a family member was "molested" by the actor's brother.

Nawazuddin's wife records statement with police, reasserts her charges

MUZAFFARNAGAR: The estranged wife of actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Aliya, has recorded her statement at a police station in Uttar Pradesh's Muzaffarnagar and reasserted her charges, including that a family member was "molested" by the actor's brother.

Jaya Bachchan slams people for defaming film industry

NEW DELHI: Amid the raging controversy over the death of Sushant Singh Rajput and the subsequent blame game that has been going on for the past three months, Samajwadi Party member Jaya Bachchan on Tuesday raised the issue of continuous effort to defame the film industry in the Rajya Sabha.

Weed common on sets, cocaine is B'wood's party drug: SSR's friend Yuvraj S. Singh

NEW DELHI: Actor-producer Yuvraj S. Singh, a close friend of late star Sushant Singh Rajput, says not only does the drug culture prevail in Bollywood, it is also a way to move around in the industry. He claimed that most A-list actors are addicted to cocaine.

"There's been a lot of drugs happening for a long time, maybe since the 1970s. At that time things were different. There wasn't so much exposure or social media. Now, it is getting exposed," Yuvraj told IANS.

Kangana reacts to fictitious news about Shiv Sena, gets trolled

MUMBAI: Bollywood actress Kangana Ranaut is being trolled for reacting to a piece of fictitious news on Twitter. This comes at a time when there is growing tension between the actress and the Shiv Sena led Maharashtra government.

On Monday, a satire web portal portal, thefauxy.com, which describes itself as "India's finest, fastest and fictitious news source", posted a tweet on their unverified Twitter account that reads: "Facebook Launches 'Mark Yourself Safe From Shivsena Goons' Feature."

Sushant case: Sara, Rakul, Simone's names crop up in NCB probe

MUMBAI: In a significant development, the names of Bollywood celebrities like Sara Ali Khan, Rakul Preet Singh and Simone Khambatta have apparently emerged in the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) probe into the drugs angle surrounding the mysterious death of actor Sushant Singh Rajput, official sources said here on Monday.

NCB detains Showik's school friend Suryadeep in Sushant case

MUMBAI:Widening its probe into the Sushant Singh Rajput death case, the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) has detained Showik Chakraborty's school friend Suryadeep Malhotra for questioning, officials said on Monday.

Sushant helped me build a career when he was struggling: Choreographer Ganesh Hiwarkar

MUMBAI: Choreographer Ganesh Hiwarkar recalls how his dear friend, late actor Sushant Singh Rajput, not only stopped him from committing suicide but also made sure his career as a dance teacher flourished in the city. He says Sushant gave him emotional, moral and financial support despite being a struggling actor and dancer at the time.

SSR was developing mobile app to help the poor: Entrepreneur-singer Arian Romal

MUMBAI: Sushant Singh Rajput was developing a mobile app based on artificial intelligence, and Denmark-based singer-entrepreneur Arian Romal has shared information with us on the matter.

Romal told IANS that Sushant planned to use artificial intelligence, or AI, to help the poor in India.

BMC condemned for razing Kangana's office in Mumbai

NEW DELHI: Hours after the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) demolished the office of Bollywood actress Kangana Ranaut in Mumbai, many organisations came out in her support and the Himachali Mitr Mandal approached the National Commission of Women and the Centre to intervene in the matter.

Kangana's 'illegal office' demolition sparks ugly political war

MUMBAI: High-voltage drama was witnessed here on Wednesday when the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) bulldozers razed to the ground the 'illegal office' of Kangana Ranaut while she was airborne from Chandigarh to Mumbai.


The ravaged office - which resembled a war-zone within two hours - triggered a furious Twitter war led by the actress, and ignited a fresh political row in the state.

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