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Goan capital abuzz as multi-arts Serendipity festival opens (21:42)
By Siddhi Jain
Panaji, Dec 15 (IANS) The western coast of the Goan capital is abuzz with conversations over different streams of art, as 13 locations here sprawled across Mandovi's shoreline opened their gates for the third edition of the Serendipity Arts Festival 2018 on Saturday.

Akon to launch streaming app (20:16) IANS Photo Service
Los Angeles, Dec 15 (IANS) Popular American singer-rapper Akon will be launching a streaming app featuring classic Hollywood films.

T-Pain's single with 'melody' of Mithoon's song blocked (20:12) IANS Photo Service
Mumbai, Dec 15 (IANS) T-Pain had dropped a "surprise" song, which got blocked on YouTube on copyright grounds after Indian filmmaker Mohit Suri and Mithoon pointed out that the melody used by the Grammy award-winning rapper is the Indian composer's original work which had featured in the 2013 film "Aashiqui 2".

Kate Winslet, Saoirse Ronan to romance in 'Ammonite' (19:40) IANS Photo Service
Los Angeles, Dec 15 (IANS) Stars Kate Winslet and Saoirse Ronan will play lovers in an independent historical drama "Ammonite".

I would love to do Bollywood: 'Fantastic Beasts' star (19:36) IANS Photo Service
Los Angeles, Dec 15 (IANS) Actress Claudia Kim says she would love to crossover and explore the world of Bollywood one day.

Shriya Pilgaonkar wants to focus on quality for long-lasting career (17:36) IANS Photo Service
Mumbai, Dec 15 (IANS) Actress Shriya Pilgaonkar says she doesnt want to make a career that lasts for a short span of time.

Penguin releases controversial book on Asaram (17:28)
New Delhi, Dec 15 (IANS) Leading publisher Penguin Random House India announced on Saturday the release of its publication "God of Sin: The Cult, The Clout and Downfall of Asaram Bapu" by Ushinor Majumdar.

Colleagues' rudeness can affect your sleep: Study (17:24)
New York, Dec 15 (IANS) Unable to sleep properly? Blame your co-worker who is rude, uses sarcastic comments and demeaning language. According to a study, workplace uncivilities can not only affect an employee's sleep but also their partner's.

Emily Blunt up for 'Mary Poppins Returns' sequel (17:08) IANS Photo Service
Los Angeles, Dec 15 (IANS) Actress Emily Blunt says she is ready for a sequel to "Mary Poppins Returns".

I'm not in a hurry to become anyone: Sanya Malhotra (17:08) IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Dec 15 (IANS) Actress Sanya Malhotra is in no hurry to reach "anywhere or become anyone", and says she is focusing on collaborating with "nice people" for good work.

'Delhi Bus' tribute to Nirbhaya: Director (17:08)
Mumbai, Dec 15 (IANS) Director Sharique Minhaj says his film "Delhi Bus" is a tribute to a young Delhi professional who came to be known as Nirbhaya after the horrific gang rape in 2012.

Short film is most challenging format: Sushant Singh (17:04) IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Dec 15 (IANS) Actor Sushant Singh, whose short film "Wrong Mistake" has crossed two million views online, says it is the most challenging format in filmmaking.

I love to look beyond what's expected of me: Sundeep Kishan (17:02)
By Subhash K. Jha IANS Photo Service
Mumbai, Dec 15 (IANS) Telugu-Tamil actor Sundeep Kishans latest release "Next Enti" may not have performed as well as expected. But he is unfazed.

Group show by Bangladeshi artists brings societal issues to fore (17:02)
New Delhi, Dec 15 (IANS) Issues of social justice, war, women rights and colonialism find expression in "A Finger on the Pulse", an ongoing group show of avant-garde Bangladeshi art here.

Weinstein bragged of sex with Lawrence, claims lawsuit (17:00) IANS Photo Service
Los Angeles, Dec 15 (IANS) Disgraced Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein has been hit with a lawsuit from an actress who claims he forcibly performed oral sex on her, repeatedly masturbated in front of her, and threatened to harm her career if she objected.

Actor Rodney Kageyama dead (16:22)
Los Angeles, Dec 15 (IANS) Actor-activist-Japanese-American community personality Rodney Kageyama has died in his sleep. He was 77.

Amitav Ghosh becomes first English writer to bag Jnanpith Award (16:12) IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Dec 15 (IANS) In a first recognition for an English writer, Amitav Ghosh has been announced as 2018's Jnanpith Award winner for "outstanding contribution towards literature".

Formal education not a norm that gets you success: Emraan Hashmi (16:02) IANS Photo Service
Mumbai, Dec 15 (IANS) Actor Emraan Hashmi, who is playing the lead role in the forthcoming film "Cheat India", says that the formal education system of India is not good enough for the growth of young minds and believes that such education cannot be a prerequisite for success.

Ali Fazal elated with positive response to ‘Mirzapur' (15:54) IANS Photo Service
Mumbai, Dec 15 (IANS) Actor Ali Fazal is happy with the positive response to web series "Mirzapur", and says people love to watch violence onscreen.

New biomedically useful 'painless' adhesive can be detached with light (15:34) IANS Photo Service
Beijing, Dec 15 (IANS) A novel painless adhesive that works even on wet surfaces can soon make the removal of band-aids a lot less painful, says an international team of researchers.

Neck, back pain? Seek physical therapy to avoid opioid abuse (14:56)
New York, Dec 15 (IANS) Are you suffering from neck, back and shoulder pain? If so, visiting a physical therapist early can reduce the consumption of opioids that can lead to their abuse as well as other health complications, suggests a study.

'Bharat' shooting to resume in 2019 (14:54) IANS Photo Service
Mumbai, Dec 15 (IANS) "Bharat" director Ali Abbas Zafar has wrapped up shooting in Punjab and Delhi, and says the team will start working on the next schedule in the new year.

Vikas Khanna's directorial debut film to premiere in US (14:38) IANS Photo Service
Los Angeles, Dec 15 (IANS) Celebrity chef Vikas Khannas directorial debut feature film "The Last Color", starring Neena Gupta, will have its world premiere at the prestigious 30th Annual Palm Springs International Film Festival 2019.

Nandita upset over 'Manto' not reaching Pakistan (14:16) IANS Photo Service
Mumbai, Dec 15 (IANS) Indian actress-filmmaker Nandita Das says she is disappointed that her film "Manto" will not be releasing in Pakistan.

Tulsi Ramsay: Kindhearted director who gave shivers to filmgoers (Tribute) (13:56)
By Subhash K. Jha
Mumbai, Dec 15 (IANS) Tulsi Ramsay, the shiver-giver of the 1970s and 1980s, who together with his six brothers constituted a palladium of horror and supernatural thrills, is no more. Actor Anil Dhawan and singer-composer Bappi Lahiri recall the late director as an affable and hardworking man of integrity.

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