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Amitabh Bachchan meets Twitter officials (12 minutes ago)
Mumbai, Feb 19 (IANS) Megastar Amitabh Bachchan, who threatened to quit Twitter after losing followers earlier this month, met some officials from the micro-blogging site to understand the digital platform.

Former 'Bigg Boss' contestant joins Kangana-starrer (18 minutes ago)IANS Photo Service
Mumbai, Feb 19 (IANS) Former "Bigg Boss" contestant Vivek Mishra has joined the cast of "Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi", starring actress Kangana Ranaut.

Ali Abbas Zafar starts 'Bharat' journey (16:10)IANS Photo Service
London, Feb 19 (IANS) Director Ali Abbas Zafar has started working on his next film titled "Bharat" with superstar Salman Khan in the lead.

7th edition of Kasauli Rhythm & Blues Festival in March (16:08)
Kasauli, Feb 19 (IANS) The Kasauli Rhythm & Blues Festival will be back with its seventh edition during the Easter weekend of March 30-31 at Baikunth Resorts in Kasauli, the organisers said.

Doing something live more thrilling than film: Shekhar Kapur (15:44)IANS Photo Service
St. Gallen (Switzerland), Feb 19 (IANS) Veteran filmmaker Shekhar Kapur loved directing his first musical "Matterhorn", and says creating something for the live audience is more thrilling than making a film.

The sublime joy of translations (Translating India-10) (14:56)IANS Photo Service
(ATTN EDITORS: This is the last in a 10-part "Translating India" series where noted translators -- in articles written exclusively for IANS -- share their experiences of translating from their respective languages.)

Web series on 1992 securities scam in the works (14:48)
Mumbai, Feb 19 (IANS) A web series based on the non-fiction book "The Scam" detailing the securities scam of 1992 is being developed by Applause Entertainment.

Wanted to do something big on small screen: Aditi (14:40)IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) Actress Aditi Rathore, best known for playing the lead character Avni in the show "Naamkarann", is not keen on doing films at the moment. She says she always had a desire to do something big on the small screen.

'Hindi Medium 2' narrative amusing yet emotional: Adajania (14:08)IANS Photo Service
Mumbai, Feb 19 (IANS) Homi Adajania will be directing the sequel to "Hindi Medium" with actor Irrfan Khan playing the lead. The filmmaker says the film's story is very "amusing yet emotional".

'Note Pe Chot...' neither in favour nor against demonetisation: Ajay (14:06)
Mumbai, Feb 19 (IANS) Actor Ajay Kkuundal says his forthcoming movie titled "Note Pe Chot 8/11", which is based on demonetisation, is about how it affected the nation and does not favour or criticise Prime Minister Narendra Modi's decision to withdraw high-denomination notes from circulation.

Want to shock, disturb people with my work: Filmmaker Q (IANS Interview) (13:50)
By Sugandha RawalIANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) His films don't release in a theatre near you, and neither does he think they're meant to be enjoyed with cola and popcorn.

Uplift your attire with quirky footwear (13:48)
New Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) The right pair of shoes can transform your body language and attitude tremendously. Pair up Garfield or Mickey Mouse print shoes with loose and ankle-length cargo pants or opt for bold colours and attractive heels that can be paired with an all white attire, say experts.

Jeethu Joseph to make Bollywood debut with Rishi Kapoor-starrer (13:48)
Mumbai, Feb 19 (IANS) Critically acclaimed Malayalam filmmaker Jeethu Joseph, best known for helming Mohanlal-starrer "Drishyam", is gearing up to make his Bollywood debut with a horror film starring actors Rishi Kapoor and Emraan Hashmi.

'Baaghi 3' to go on floors in December (13:32)IANS Photo Service
Mumbai, Feb 19 (IANS) Actor Tiger Shroff will start shooting for the third instalment of "Baaghi" in China in December.

Hathaway may feature in 'The Last Thing...' (13:00)IANS Photo Service
Los Angeles, Feb 19 (IANS) Actress Anne Hathaway is in talks to star in director Dee Rees "The Last Thing He Wanted", which is based on the Joan Didion's political thriller.

African filmmaker Idrissa Ouedraogo passes away (12:52)
Los Angeles, Feb 19 (IANS) African filmmaker Idrissa Ouedraogo has died at the age of 64.

Payne, Cheryl may end relationship (12:52)IANS Photo Service
London, Feb 19 (IANS) Singers Liam Payne and Cheryl might be breaking up soon as the former One Direction band member has sought legal advice about the "end of his relationship" with his girlfriend.

'Black Panther' album tops Billboard 200 Chart (12:52)IANS Photo Service
Los Angeles, Feb 19 (IANS) The album for the "Black Panther", featuring songs by Kendrick Lamar, The Weeknd, SZA, Khalid and more, has debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart.

Prosenjit's priority changed from 'screen time to substance' (12:38)
By Arundhuti BanerjeeIANS Photo Service
Mumbai, Feb 19 (IANS) National Award-winning Bengali actor Prosenjit Chatterjee says he is more interested in being a part of content-driven films where his role offers more substance than the length of his screen presence.

Veteran Odia actress Aparajita Mohanty joins BJP (12:34)
Bhubaneswar, Feb 19 (IANS) Veteran Odia actress Aparajita Mohanty joined the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) here on Monday.

Judiciary needs more women to ensure justice for women: Top British lawyer (11:36)
By Vikas DattaIANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) With crimes against women a feature in the developed as well as developing world, there is a pressing need for more female presence in the bench and bar than just a token few faces to ensure proper consideration and justice to the victims, says a prominent British woman jurist.

Angelina Jolie, Jennifer Lawrence rule BAFTA 2018 red carpet (11:16)IANS Photo Service
London, Feb 19 (IANS) Actresses Angelina Jolie and Jennifer Lawrence outshined others as they glamourised the black dress code, followed by most at the 71st BAFTA red carpet here to support the Time's Up movement against sexual harassment and inequality.

KJo's 'Rannbhoomi' to release on Diwali 2020 (11:02)IANS Photo Service
Mumbai, Feb 19 (IANS) Filmmaker Karan Johar's "Rannbhoomi" starring actor Varun Dhawan is scheduled to release on Diwali in 2020.

Female protesters crash BAFTA 2018 (10:34)
London, Feb 19 (IANS) A group of female protesters wearing 'Time's Up' T-shirts invaded the red carpet at the 71st British Academy Film Awards organised by the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA), here.

'Three Billboards...' triumphs as Time's Up dominates BAFTA 2018 (Round-Up) (08:08)
London, Feb 19 (IANS) While "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri", a bitter comedy about injustice in small town America, took the major honours at the 71st British Academy Film Awards, the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA), celebrities stood in solidarity with Hollywood's Time's Up movement against sexual harassment.

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