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Mark Wahlberg reveals how Martin Scorsese convinced him to work on 'The Departed' 16.8.2018 DNA: Wide Angle
Mark Wahlberg has revealed he had initially rejected 2006's The Departed as he wanted to play "a different part". The 47-year-old actor, who essayed Sergeant Dingam in Martin Scorsese's Oscar-winning directorial, confessed he had to be convinced to star in the film. "The Departed was interesting because I wasn't committed to making the movie and my agent told Marty (Scorsese) that I was. Marty called me up and he was so excited about making this movie together. "I said, 'I'm not doing the movie.' I wanted a different part, and I wanted some other different things. We had talked about doing it for a long time, but things happened and the studio pushed back on different things. I (told Marty) I didn't want to do it," Wahlberg, who starred in the acclaimed crime drama with Leonardo DiCaprio, Matt Damon and Jack Nicholson, told GQ magazine. But the actor's agent and Scorsese were convinced that he was perfect for the role and decided to make him change his mind. "They sent me on a plane over the weekend to ...
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Will Mouni Roy return to TV after Bollywood debut with 'Gold'? He... 15.8.2018 DNA: Bangalore
Will Mouni Roy return to TV after Bollywood debut with 'Gold'? He...
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Akshay Kumar asks Mouni Roy not to attend parties, here's why 15.8.2018 DNA: Bangalore
Akshay Kumar asks Mouni Roy not to attend parties, here's why
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Sheena Bora Trial: When did Sheena marry? 15.8.2018 Rediff: News
The question being silently telegraphed around the court room was: When did this happen?
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Review: Akshay Kumar Is Gold's Biggest Weakness 15.8.2018 NDTV News - Latest
Gold Movie Review: Akshay Kumar hogs the footage but it is the other actors who do the fancy dribbling on the acting front.
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Happy Independence Day! Team 'Paltan' celebrates the spirit of pa... 15.8.2018 DNA: Bangalore
Happy Independence Day! Team 'Paltan' celebrates the spirit of pa...
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Did you know? JP Dutta's Paltan cast shot with real guns used in the Nathu La military clashes of 1967 15.8.2018 DNA: Opinion
Filmmaker JP Dutta who is all set to complete India's biggest war trilogy with Paltan used real guns from 1967 to give the film an authentic feel.After treating the audience with India's most loved war dramas Border (1997) and LOC Kargil (2003), director JP Dutta will now be presenting his upcomingfilm Paltan, completing India's biggest war trilogy. JP Dutta has used real arms and guns which were used by the soldiers of the Indian army during the 1967 war. The arms were stored as archives and were sourced by the Ministry of Defence for Paltan. JP Dutta said "The Indo-China war of 1962 was all about deceit where two of our battalions were wiped out by the Chinese. In 1967 when we faced them again at Nathu La, it was time we avenged the soliders that died in 62."  JP Dutta explained that trying to recreate those times today to shoot required a lot of research. He added "Those were different times as the weaponry and artillery used by the army were different from what they use currently. To make the war ...
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'It's a big one for me': Bhumi Pednekar on being part of Karan Johar's 'Takht' 15.8.2018 DNA: Top News
Actor Bhumi Pednekar is excited to be a part of Karan Johar 's next directorial Takht and says the feeling of doing the historical-drama is yet to sink in. Takht also stars Kareena Kapoor Khan, Ranveer Singh, Alia Bhatt, Vicky Kaushal, Janhvi Kapoor and Anil Kapoor. When asked about featuring in the film, Bhumi told reporters, "I am very excited. It's a big one for me. It's a beautiful star cast and everybody is someone who I have admired as an actor. I am very excited to be a part of this magnum opus." "I am also a huge Karan Johar fan. Honestly it's still sinking in. I'm still dealing with it. I'm very nervous about being part of the film," she added. The actor was speaking at the launch of autumn winter collection of Raisin, in Mumbai. Bhumi, who recently won accolades for her performance in Lust Stories , feels grateful that good roles and films are coming her way. "It's only been three years and I've had three successful films. Whatever I'm doing in the future, I'm really passionate about those ...
Bhushan Kumar, Anurag Basu join hands for relationship drama 14.8.2018 Central Chronicle
New Delhi, T-Series head honcho Bhushan Kumar joined hands with filmmaker Anurag Basu for his next venture, which will be a relationship drama. Confirming the news, Bhushan said, ‘Anurag is a master storyteller and brings magic to celluloid in the way his stories pan out and the trajectories his characters follow. Both of us are super […]
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Akshay Kumar: 'Gold' is neither patriotic nor social, but a commercial film 14.8.2018 DNA: Wide Angle
The trailer of Akshay Kumar starrer Gold, gave us a glimpse of what to expect from the Reema Kagti directorial. From what we know about the film so far and after watching the trailer of the historical drama, it looks like the Reema Kagti  film is going to pay tribute to the passion of a patriot and evoke the feel of 'one nation' amongst the citizens of India.  The films seems to have shouldered the responsibility of igniting the feeling of patriotism and socialism amongst the masses. But Akshay, who essays the role of an assistant hockey manager in the film, Tapan Das, doesn't think that Gold is either a social or a patriotic film. While interacting with a group of media persons in Delhi, he said, "I saw the film last night and I would say that Gold is a very commercial film." The actor further added, "Yes, patriotism is there, but when I was watching it I actually thought that I made a commercial film. While I was picturising it, while I was doing the film, while I was thinking about it, I always ...
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Vicky And Bhumi Share Their 'Excitement' About Being Part Of Takht 14.8.2018 NDTV News - Latest
Karan Johar announced the cast of Takht recently, which also stars Ranveer Singh, Alia Bhatt, Janhvi Kapoor and Anil Kapoor
Benicio Del Toro and Oliver Stone reteaming for 'White Lies' 14.8.2018 DNA: Top News
Oliver Stone is all set to work with frequent collaborator Benicio Del Toro in White Lies. The actor-director duo will reunite after 2016's Snowden. They have also previously worked in Savages. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the New York-set drama will film on location in spring 2019. Jack (Del Toro), a child of divorce that is now repeating his parents' mistakes in his own marriage and with his troubled son. He embarks on a lust-filled journey to free himself only to end up being more lost. he begins a journey of rediscovery after meeting a woman whose life is the opposite of his own. Stone will direct from his own script. Article ...
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Mark Hamill joins second season of 'Knightfall' to play a warrior-monk 14.8.2018 DNA: Top News
Mark Hamill is set to star as warrior-monk knight in second season of History's medieval drama series Knightfall. Knightfall follows the famed Knights Templar in their search for the Holy Grail. Hamill will play Talus, a veteran of the Crusades who survived a decade in captivity. Tom Forbes and Genevieve Gaunt are also joining the cast toplined by Tom Cullen. According to Entertainment Weekly, History has renewed the series with a new showrunner, Aaron Helbing taking over for Dominic Minghella. "In the face of ever-increasing competition, we're proud of History's track record of producing signature drama series that are epic in scope with complex characters," History programming executive VP Eli Lehrer said in a statement. "Whether it's the legendary Knights Templar, the extraordinary tale of medieval Norsemen, or the story of a formerly classified United States Air Force program investigating UFOs during the Cold War, these series reflect our commitment to bringing the defining, big canvas stories of ...
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'Lal Bahadur Shastri's Death - An Unfinished Story' trailer for ZEE5 docu-drama looks into conspiracy over his demise 14.8.2018 DNA: Money
Lal Bahadur Shastri, India’s 2nd Prime Minister was a strong political leader who sought out to put India on the forefront in world politics. However, his death is one of the biggest mysteries India has witnessed and remains an unfinished story. What is known to the public is that Shastri died a natural death due to a heart attack in Tashkent, Russia. However, the whole incident was shrouded in mystery.  Several questions remained unanswered. Like, why was his body blue with cuts? Was there a possible poisoning? Why was no post-mortem done? Why was no proper death certificate issued? Was it a coincidence that somehow both the main witnesses were unable to give their testimony in court, one was killed and the other met with back to back accidents just before recording his in court? Was there any truth to the rumour of Lal Bahadur Shastri meeting Subhas Chandra Bose in Tashkent? Was there the involvement of an external agency to gain political power?  In Lal Bahadur Shastri's Death - An Unfinished Story, a ...
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Fatima Sana Shaikh on her 'Thugs Of Hindostan' co-stars: Amitabh Bachchan is a sweetheart and so is Katrina Kaif 14.8.2018 DNA: Money
Fatima Sana Shaikh started her career in showbiz at a very young age. But, she gained recognition as an actor only after ' Dangal '. She is currently shooting for her next Bollywood film ' Thugs of Hindostan ' with her 'Dangal' co-star Aamir Khan , Katrina Kaif and Amitabh Bachchan .  The actress also recently bagged her first endorsement deal with 'Fossil' alongside Varun Dhawan. Earlier when she had appeared on 'Koffee With Karan', she had lamented about advertising producers steering clear of her, apparently because she didn't fit their beauty standards. But, things have cleary changed for the starlet.  “My life has changed after ‘Dangal’. When I had started I didn’t expect anything to happen to me – neither a film, nor brand endorsements. I’m so glad that ‘Dangal’ happened and that I’m now getting a chance to work with great brands that I relate myself with,” Fatima told DNA.    A post shared by Fatima Sana Shaikh (@fatimasanashaikh) on May 26, 2018 at 4:10am PDT There is a lot of curiosity around ...
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10 Ways India Shines in the Movies 14.8.2018 Rediff: Movies
Celebrating Independence Day the Bollywood way.
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Wider Image: Spanish rescue boat finds life and death off coast of Libya 13.8.2018 Reuters: World News
The wreck of the raft was a dot on the sea but as our rescue boat approached we saw a woman make an effort to wave, so at least there was life.
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‘Gold’ is based on true events, not a biopic: Akshay Kumar 13.8.2018 Central Chronicle
New Delhi, Akshay Kumar, who will be next seen as hockey coach Tapan Das in ‘Gold’, said the whole inspiration for the movie is taken from the true events, but it is not a biopic. ‘There are some incidents which are true, some are fictional, but the whole inspiration is taken from true events. I would’nt […]
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I don't do patriotic films to prove a point: Akshay Kumar on 'Gold' 13.8.2018 DNA: India
He may have done a spate of patriotic and issue-based films recently but don't slot Akshay Kumar into a category just yet. The 50-year-old actor says he is changing his gear by doing comedy and potboilers next. "I hate getting tagged. I don't like people telling me that 'He does good action or he keeps doing patriotic stuff'. I feel suffocated when they try to put me in a corner, I feel like running away from it. I hate it. That's why I'm doing films like Housefull 4, Hera Pheri 3, Kesari, Good News and a horror-comedy," he said in a group interview here. Akshay has booked the Independence Day weekend in Bollywood for some years with a release and this year is no different as he releases patriotic sports drama Gold . "I don't do patriotic films to prove a point, I do it because the stories are so beautiful... I watched 'Gold' for the second time last night and I was blown away. We knew that we were making a sports drama but we didn't think it would turn out to be such a commercial film," he added. While ...
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Teen Choice Awards 2018: Here's the complete list of winners 13.8.2018 DNA: India
The winners of the 2018 Teen Choice Awards have been revealed. The biggest winners of the night included Riverdale, The Flash, The Greatest Showman and Love, Simon. Hosted by Nick Cannon and Lele Pons, the event on Sunday celebrated favourites in music, movies, television and sports. The winners were handed out the awards in the shape of a giant surfboard at The Forum in Los Angeles. Reportedly, more than 150 million votes were cast by fans. Here is the complete list of winners, according to Entertainment ...
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