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Rise above difference to bring about change, urges Aamir (19:30)IANS Photo Service
Mumbai, April 21 (IANS) Bollywood superstar Aamir Khan hopes that people unify, irrespective of their socio-political and economic differences, for the pursuit of bringing about positive change.

South Africa calling for Sunny Leone (Movie Snippets) (18:28)IANS Photo Service
Mumbai, April 21 (IANS) Actress Sunny Leone is heading to South Africa to shoot "Karenjit Kaur - The Untold Story of Sunny Leone". She says this year has been one of the best years of her life.

Momina Mustehsan urges Ali Zafar to apologise (18:20)IANS Photo Service
Lahore, April 21 (IANS) Popular singer Momina Mustehsan has urged actor Ali Zafar and all men who have violated a woman in any way, to acknowledge their fault and apologise unconditionally.

Silence against hatred is complicity: Actress Swara Bhaskar (18:06)
By Subhash K. JhaIANS Photo Service
Mumbai, April 21 (IANS) Outspoken actress Swara Bhaskar, who has made a name for herself in Bollywood with strong roles in some offbeat films, says she loves to take hateful trolls head on as it very important "to expose the hatred and the low level of humanity of so many of these trolls" that are often paid for by vested interests.

Living up to professional demands: Amitabh Bachchan (18:06)
By Subhash K. JhaIANS Photo Service
Mumbai, April 21 (IANS) Stunts can be risky at 75, but that's not stopping Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan from doing any of it. He says there's always an effort to meet professional demands.

Not doing anything on-screen was hardest: Banita Sandhu on 'October' (15:52)
By Subhash K. JhaIANS Photo Service
Mumbai, April 21 (IANS) Staying still with her eyes shut and not doing anything on-screen was the hardest challenge for British Indian actress Banita Sandhu while shooting "October".

Nushrat Bharucha, Asha Negi catwalk at India Runway Week (Lead, correcting intro) (15:36)IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) Bangladeshi designer Bibi Russell opened the India Runway Week spring/summer 2018, which saw actors Nushrat Bharucha and Asha Negi take to the ramp for designers Kavita Aggarwal and Soniya Sanchi respectively.

Proud of being part of 'Bharat': Sunil Grover (15:36)IANS Photo Service
Mumbai, April 21 (IANS) Comedian-actor Sunil Grover, who has bagged a role in superstar Salman Khan starrer "Bharat", says he is proud to be a part of the project.

Why are many celebs shy of speaking up on issues like child rape? (Column: Bollywood Spotlight) (14:28)
By Subhash K. JhaIANS Photo Service
Barring a few, the Indian film industry has remained largely mute on the spate of savage crimes against women and children in the country.

Healing herbs for new moms (14:00)
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) New mothers who struggle with post-delivery weakness can find respite in natural ingredients which help heal the postpartum body, experts say.

There's a drama queen in me: Neha Kakkar (13:44)IANS Photo Service
Mumbai, April 21 (IANS) Popular singer Neha Kakkar, who features in her latest music video "Oh Humsafar" with actor Himansh Kohli, says there has been a streak of a drama queen in her since childhood.

Zayn Malik gets his shaved head tattooed (13:40)IANS Photo Service
Los Angeles, April 21 (IANS) Singer Zayn Malik has added to his collection of body tattoos. This time, he has got inked on his shaved head.

Roberta Flack falls ill at felicitation ceremony (13:38)IANS Photo Service
Los Angeles, April 21 (IANS) Singer Roberta Flack was rushed out of the historic Apollo Theater here and was taken to the hospital.

Natalie Portman doesn't want to endorse Benjamin Netanyahu (13:30)IANS Photo Service
Los Angeles, April 21 (IANS) Actress Natalie Portman, who cancelled a planned trip to receive a prestigious Israeli award after a government official in the country slammed her, says she doesn't want to endorse Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

Nushrat Bharucha, Asha Negi catwalk at India Runway Week (13:20)IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) Bangladeshi designer Bibi Russell opened the India Runway Week spring/summer 2018, which saw actors Nusrat Barucha and Asha Negi take to the ramp for designers Kavita Aggarwal and Soniya Sanchi respectively.

Indian filmmakers scout locations in southern France (13:12)
Mumbai, April 21 (IANS) Five representatives from the Indian film industry are currently on a five-day tour of the Occitanie region in southern France to explore possibilities for shooting movies.

From 'sui-dhaaga' to sustainable fashion: Rural women weavers find new identity (13:02)
By NiveditaIANS Photo Service
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) What happens when women from "silai schools" in rural India up the ante under the expert guidance of fashion designers? They not only hone their skills and amplify their earning potential but also learn about fashion, gain confidence and respect and the permission to move out of their homes.

Anupam Kher wraps up 'The Accidental Prime Minister' schedule (12:22)IANS Photo Service
Mumbai, April 21 (IANS) Veteran actor Anupam Kher has wrapped up the London schedule for his upcoming political drama "The Accidental Prime Minister".

Shun plastics, plant more trees, create behavioural changes (April 21 is World Earth Day) (12:16)
By Ved KrishnaIANS Photo Service
Earth -- our home -- is a truly magnificent place. Around 8.7 million species have lived and evolved on this planet over and across time immemorial. It is a purely vibrant place we inhabit -- and it is in grave danger.

Carrie Underwood shows close-up photo of face with scar (12:16)IANS Photo Service
Los Angeles, April 21 (IANS) After suffering a scary accident in November that left her with over 40 stitches on her face and a broken right wrist, singer Carrie Underwood has shared a close-up photograph of her scars.

Global showbiz world pays tribute to music genius Avicii (12:16)
Los Angeles/Mumbai, April 21 (IANS) Tributes came in abundance for Swedish DJ Avicii, whose demise has left the global showbiz world in shock. He was a young, talented, genius and passionate music artiste, who shaped sounds for the pop music industry, said the celebrities.

Raising a wolf to know our life's simian and vulpine choices (Book Review) (11:52)
By Vikas DattaIANS Photo Service
Title: The Philosopher and the Wolf; Author: Mark Rowlands; Publisher: Granta Books; Pages: 256; Price: Rs 499

Human beings versus stereotypes: Indian-American actor on breaking cliches (IANS Interview) (11:34)
By Sugandha RawalIANS Photo Service
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) At a time when the diversity debate in Hollywood is getting bigger with every passing moment, the Apu controversy -- that emerged from the world of "The Simpsons" -- is not only alive but making headlines as well. But all is not lost.

Martin's Corner: The little store that became a local legend (Book Extract) (11:18)
ATTN EDITORS: "Secret Sauce" is an in-depth look at 40 of India's most iconic and successful restaurants, not just as landmarks and must-visit destinations but also as businesses that have stood the test of time and upheld their standards of dining and culinary excellence. From a 100-year-old no-frills eatery in Bengaluru to an award-winning dine-out venue in Delhi, from inventive cafes to nationwide chains that have scaled admirably, this book is a sumptuous treat for aspiring food entrepreneurs, foodies, and anyone interested in the success secrets and inner workings of the restaurant business in India. This is the second of two exclusive extracts reproduced with permission from the publisher, Harper Business.

'Sanju' to be mega blockbuster: Subhash Ghai (10:06)IANS Photo Service
Mumbai, April 21 (IANS) With just three days left for the teaser release of Sanjay Dutt's biopic "Sanju", Bollywood showman Subhash Ghai said the film is going to be amazing and a very big blockbuster.

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