International French language symposium at BHU (21:00)
Varanasi, Feb 22 (IANS) The Banaras Hindu University is set to host the International French Language Symposium on the theme of "Travel in French and Francophone literature".

'Mantra' a relevant film for our generation, says Kalki (20:20) IANS Photo Service
Mumbai, Feb 22 (IANS) Actress Kalki Koechlin, who will be seen in the upcoming film 'Mantra', says the film is relevant for the 1990s generation.

Dough kneaded with feet? Delhi eatery raided (20:14)
New Delhi, Feb 22 (IANS) Authorities on Wednesday raided Delhi's iconic Kake Da Hotel after an unverified video showed a cook kneading dough with his feet. The restaurant denied the charge.

Practice what you preach, Sahitya Akademi president tells writers while conferring awards (20:06)
By Saket Suman
New Delhi, Feb 22 (IANS) In what may lead to another controversy surrounding the Sahitya Akademi, an evening that was expected to be a celebration of outstanding literary works at the presentation of the Sahitya Akademi Awards on Wednesday turned out to be a sermon of sorts as the Akademi President, in his about half-an-hour long speech, not only quoted several slokas from religious texts but also went on to remind the fraternity to practice what they preach.

Lived on carrot, black coffee for 'Trapped': Rajkummar Rao (20:04) IANS Photo Service
Mumbai, Feb 22 (IANS) Acclaimed actor Rajkummar Rao says he went through a physically and emotionally draining process to essay his role in Vikramaditya Motwane's "Trapped", the gripping trailer of which was launched here on Wednesday.

Jamie Foxx becomes target of racial slur (20:00)
London, Feb 22 (IANS) Oscar-winning actor Jamie Foxx recently became a target of racial discrimination in Croatia. The police have filed disorderly conduct charges against two people who used a racial slur to insult Foxx in a restaurant.

Prime accused in actress' kidnap still absconding (19:48)
Thiruvananthapuram/Kochi, Feb 22 (IANS) Kerala Police on Wednesday were still on the lookout for Pulsar Sunil, prime accused in last week's abduction of a popular Malayalam actress, even as former state BJP president V. Muraleedharan threatened a stir if police were unable to crack the case.

Asha Bhosle looking forward to Delhi concert (19:46) IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Feb 22 (IANS) Legendary singer Asha Bhosle will be performing in the capital on Saturday, and she is looking forward to a large crowd for the Delhi leg of her 'farewell' tour.

Cancer death rates across Europe falling faster in men: Study (19:44)
London, Feb 22 (IANS) Death rates due to cancer in the European Union (EU) are falling faster for men than women, a new study has found.

Anushka to connect with fans via WhatsApp for 'Phillauri' (19:30) IANS Photo Service
Mumbai, Feb 22 (IANS) In a fresh twist to film-marketing, the makers of "Phillauri" will have actress Anushka Sharma calling fans every week to engage with them on the movie in which she plays a friendly spirit. This activity will have the concept of invisibility taking centre-stage.

Imtiaz Ali, Vikas Bahl to be honoured for encouraging film tourism (19:16) IANS Photo Service
Mumbai, Feb 22 (IANS) Filmmakers Imtiaz Ali, Vikas Bahl and Rohit Shetty will on Thursday be felicitated at the India International Film Tourism Conclave (IIFTC) here for encouraging the concept of film tourism through their movies.

Ukrainian actress Catherine keen to work in Indian films (19:06)
Mumbai, Feb 22 (IANS) Popular Ukrainian actress Catherine Tyszkiewicz, who plays Irina in TV show "Snowdrop", says she is open to acting in an Indian film.

'Jolly LLB 3' confirmed, say makers (Lead) (19:02) IANS Photo Service
Mumbai, Feb 22 (IANS) The makers of the "Jolly LLB" franchise on Wednesday confirmed that there will be a third instalment of their film.

Veteran Arun Kakade selected for META Lifetime Achievement (18:44)
New Delhi, Feb 22 (IANS) Theatre veteran Arun Kakade is set to be conferred with a Lifetime Achievement honour for 2017 at the upcoming 12th Mahindra Excellence in Theatre Awards (META).

How to look gorgeous beyond 30s (18:44)
New Delhi, Feb 22 (IANS) The ravages done unto your skin by environmental factors become visible as you age and dark spots and discolouration begin to appear. But it doesn't need to be that way, says an expert.

Indian women not hesitant to experiment: Hairdresser Rossano Ferretti (18:30)
New Delhi, Feb 22 (IANS) Italian hairdresser Rossano Ferretti, who has celebrity clients like Jennifer Lawrence, Reese Witherspoon, Uma Thurman and Kylie Minogue, finds Indian women to be quite experimental with their looks.

'Lion' to be specially screened for underprivileged kids (18:12)
Mumbai, Feb 22 (IANS) Oscar nominated film "Lion", majorly shot in India and Australia, will be specially screened for underprivileged children here on Thursday.

'Jolly LLB 3' confirmed, say makers (18:08) IANS Photo Service
Mumbai, Feb 22 (IANS) The makers of the "Jolly LLB" franchsie on Wednesday confirmed there will be a third instalment of then film.

Civic bodies not engaged in Swachh Bharat: Survey (18:02)
Noida, Feb 22 (IANS) A whopping 75 per cent of citizens who participated in a survey to assess the progress of the Swachh bharat Abhiyan believe that their municipal corporations were not engaged in the mission.

Sahitya Akademi's annual fest kicks off in capital (18:00)
New Delhi, Feb 22 (IANS) An extravagant celebration of literature, marked by the presence of over 200 writers, scholars, poets, translators and critics from all over India is on offer at the ongoing Festival of Letters organised by the Sahitya Akademi here.

Have made my space without backing, support, says Aditi Rao Hydari (17:46) IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Feb 22 (IANS) She's clearly on a career high this year with roles in "Aur Devdas", "Padmavati", Mani Ratnam's film "Kaatru Veliyidai" and in Sanjay Dutt's comeback film "Bhoomi". Actress Aditi Rao Hydari says she finds it gratifying to play such myriad roles as she has done it "step by step on my own".

What makes Kritika Kamra nervous (TV Snippets) (16:34) IANS Photo Service
Mumbai, Feb 22 (IANS) Actress Kritika Kamra says that sometimes she gets nervous while reading the script of her TV show "Prem Ya Paheli Chandrakanta".

Deepika's Hollywood debut mints over $300 mn worldwide (16:26) IANS Photo Service
Mumbai, Feb 22 (IANS) Actress Deepika Padukone's Hollywood debut "xXx: Return of Xander Cage", has resulted in a $308 million and still counting global cumulative figure, according to sources close to the movie's production house.

It's not easy to say no to work: Dia Mirza (16:24)
By Durga Chakravarty IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Feb 22 (IANS) It's been six years since her last big screen outing "Love Breakups Zindagi", but Dia Mirza doesn't mind being away from the arclights in pursuit of "quality cinema". The actress-producer says it is difficult to say 'no' to work, but she is happy as long as she is part of "credible work" like a role in the Sanjay Dutt biopic.

Singapore Tourism Board to woo Tamil movie producers (16:16)
Chennai, Feb 22 (IANS) The Singapore Tourism Board is planning to attract Tamil movie producers to shoot their movies in that country, as it has been several decades since a Tamil movie was produced with Singapore figuring in the story plot, said a top official here on Wednesday.

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