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India's Manushi Chhillar wins Miss World crown (Second Lead) (23:42)
Sanya (China), Nov 18 (IANS) India's Manushi Chhillar on Saturday won the coveted "Miss World 2017" title at a glittering event here, ending 16 years of drought for India at the international pageant.

Raje wants 'necessary changes' made to 'Padmavati' (23:34)IANS Photo Service
Jaipur, Nov 18 (IANS) Amidst growing protest over Sanjay Leela Bhansali's upcoming movie "Padmavati", Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje on Saturday wrote to the Centre seeking "necessary changes" in the movie before its release, so that "sentiments of any community are not hurt".

Haryana CM congratulates 'Miss World 2017' Manushi Chillar (22:58)IANS Photo Service
Chandigarh, Nov 18 (IANS) Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Saturday congratulated Manushi Chillar for winning the coveted "Miss World 2017" pageant at Sanya in China.

Shabana Azmi calls for IFFI boycott after anti-Padmavati protests (Lead) (22:26)
By Subhash K JhaIANS Photo Service
Mumbai, Nov 18 (IANS) Never one to mince words, Shabana Azmi is vocal about her distaste for the baseless anti-Padmavati protests.

Amid controversy 48th IFFI gets underway on Monday (Curtain Raiser) (21:28)
By Mayabhushan NagvenkarIANS Photo Service
Panaji, Nov 18 (IANS) Even as the controversy surrounding the dropping of two films "Nude" and "S. Durga" from the screening schedule of the 48th IFFI continues, India's largest film event gets underway on Monday, with over 195 films from 82 countries scheduled for screening over 10 days.

Protests continue over 'Padmavati' in Rajasthan (21:08)IANS Photo Service
Jaipur, Nov 18 (IANS) Protests over Sanjay Leela Bhansali's movie "Padmavati" continued to rock Rajasthan as protesters blocked entry to the Kumbhalgarh fort in Rajsamand on Saturday while protests were witnessed in some other towns and cities.

Protests against 'Padmavati' in Bihar (20:44)IANS Photo Service
Patna, Nov 18 (IANS) Hundreds of supporters of various Rajput organisations in Bihar on Saturday staged protests against filmmaker Sanjay Leela Bhansali, demanding a ban on his film "Padmavati" in the state.

Rajput leader alleges Bhansali 'kicks up controversies' ahead of film release (20:24)IANS Photo Service
Gandhinagar, Nov 18 (IANS) Amid growing protests over Sanjay Leela Bhansali's "Padmavati", the leader of a Rajput group in Gujarat has criticised the filmmaker, alleging it was a "tactic" of Bhansali to "always create a controversy ahead of his film's release" to create a boom at the box-office.

IFFI has changed a lot, says 'S Durga' director (20:14)IANS Photo Service
Mumbai, Nov 18 (IANS) Director of film "S Durga" Sanal Kumar Sasidharan, who moved the Kerala High Court after his film was dropped from the final list of 48th International Film Festival of India (IFFI), has apparently lost interest in screening of his movie at IFFI even if the court grants permission.

India's Manushi Chillar wins Miss World crown (Lead) (20:08)IANS Photo Service
Sanya (China), Nov 18 (IANS) India's Manushi Chillar on Saturday won the coveted Miss World 2017 title at a glittering event here, ending 16 years of drought for India at the international pageant.

India's Manushi Chillar crowned Miss World 2017 (19:40)IANS Photo Service
Sanya (China), Nov 18 (IANS) India's Manushi Chillar won the coveted Miss World 2017 pageant here, 16 years after Priyanka Chopra won the title in 2000.

Indian contestant in top five of Miss World 2017 (19:36)IANS Photo Service
Sanya (China), Nov 18 (IANS) Miss India World 2017 Manushi Chillar, a 21-year-old from Haryana, has made it to the top five at the Miss World 2017 pageant here.

BREAKING NEWS: India's Manushi Chillar wins Miss World 2017 (19:34)IANS Photo Service

Sri Lankan author Anuk Arudpragasam bags 2017 DSC Prize for South Asian Literature (Lead) (19:28)
By Saket SumanIANS Photo Service
Dhaka, Nov 18 (IANS) Sri Lankan author Anuk Arudpragasam's "The Story of a Brief Marriage" -- a touching tale of a young man trapped on the frontlines between the Sri Lankan Army and the Tamil Tigers -- has bagged the $25,000 DSC Prize for South Asian Literature 2017. .

Sri Lankan author Anuk Arudpragasam bags 2017 DSC Prize for South Asian Literature (18:40)IANS Photo Service
Dhaka, Nov 18 (IANS) Sri Lankan author Anuk Arudpragasams "The Story of a Brief Marriage" -- a touching tale of a young man trapped on the frontlines between the Sri Lankan army and the Tamil Tigers -- has bagged the $25,000 DSC Prize for South Asian Literature 2017. The announcement was made at the magnificent Bangla Academy here during the closing ceremony of the three-day-long Dhaka Literature Festival on Saturday.

'Sallu Ki Shaadi' dedicated to Salman Khan: Director (18:38)IANS Photo Service
Mumbai, Nov 18 (IANS) Filmmaker Mohammad Israr Ansari says he would like to dedicate his forthcoming film "Sallu Ki Shaadi" to superstar Salman Khan.

Manushi wins Beauty with a Purpose at Miss World (18:36)IANS Photo Service
Sanya (China), Nov 18 (IANS) Miss India Manushi Chillar, 21, was named one of the five winners of the Beauty with a Purpose award at Miss World 2017 here on Saturday.

Pink hangs from multi-storey building for rehearsals (18:14)IANS Photo Service
Los Angeles, Nov 18 (IANS) Singer Pink was spotted hanging from a 34-floor hotel roof while rehearsing for the 45th Annual American Music Awards.

Can't take law in your hands: Arbaaz (18:12)IANS Photo Service
Mumbai, Nov 18 (IANS) Expressing his thoughts on the "Padmavati" controversy, actor-filmmaker Arbaaz Khan has said the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) decides which film is proper for public consumption, so people should let them decide first, and not take the law into their own hands.

Kim, Beyonce spotted together at Serena Williams' wedding (18:10)IANS Photo Service
Los Angeles, Nov 18 (IANS) Reality TV star Kim Kardashian and singer Beyonce Knowles may have healed their rift as they were spotted sitting together at tennis star Serena Williams wedding.

Usher's genital herpes lawsuit dismissed (17:10)IANS Photo Service
Los Angeles, Nov 18 (IANS) A lawsuit filed against singer Usher, in which he was accused of failing to warn the plaintiff of his reported herpes, has been dismissed.

'Too early to say if there's Trump effect on tourism business' (16:18)
By NiveditaIANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Nov 18 (IANS) US President Donald Trump's travel ban and immigration policies might have not gone down well in some parts of the world but Caroline Beteta, the Visit California President and CEO, says it's too early to gauge the effect on travel business in the Golden State following such action.

Human Ken Doll to play Danish Prince in Bollywood film (16:08)IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Nov 18 (IANS) Human Ken Doll Rodrigo Alves says he will be seen as a Danish Prince in a Bollywood film.

Prachi won't do 'mindless' shows for money (16:02)IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Nov 18 (IANS) Actress Prachi Tehlan, who is seen as a tomboy in the new show "Ikyawann", says she can't play a "makkhi" (fly) or something "mindless" just for money.

Made some friends for life with 'Silver Linings...': Anupam (15:58)IANS Photo Service
Mumbai, Nov 18 (IANS) Veteran actor Anupam Kher, who shared screen space with Hollywood stars Robert De Niro, Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence in "Silver Linings Playbook", says he made a few friends for life while shooting for the 2012 comedy drama film.

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