Aamir Khan's 'Dangal' becomes biggest bollywood grosser ever
Superstar Aamir Khan's latest release has managed to break all the box office records to become the biggest grosser of Indian cinema.
"Dangal," based on the life of Haryanvi wrestler Mahavir Singh Phogat and his daughters Geeta and Babita, beat lifetime collection of "PK," "Bajrangi Bhaijaan" and "Sultan."
"I am absolutely overwhelmed with all the love that 'Dangal' has got. It is one of the most passionate responses I have ever received. I want to thank everyone for owning the film as their own.
"It's the biggest compliment a creative person can receive. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. And thank you Nitesh sir," Aamir said in a statement.
The movie also starring Fatima Sana Sheikh and Sanya Malhotra, has collected Rs 345.3 crore till Sunday (net India box office)
The film collected an astounding Rs 14.33 cr on Sunday which is also the biggest 17th Day collection for any film.
'Baahubali' team cancels premiere as mark of respect to Khanna
The makers of "Baahubali" have decided to cancel the premiere of the much-awaited film as a mark of respect to Vinod Khanna who passed away on Thursday. The team of the film including director SS Rajamouli and filmmaker Karan Johar, who is the presenter of the Hindi version of the movie, made the announcement through an official statement.
Vinod Khanna: The handsome star who never got his due
Khanna and Bachchan, despite the competition, starred in blockbusters such as "Amar Akbar Anthony", "Parvarish", "Reshma Aur Shera", "Muqaddar Ka Sikandar", "Zameer", "Hera Pheri" and "Khoon Paseena". But Bachchan was the undisputed hero; Khanna, always the second man. His debut in Hindi cinema, too, was in the form of a supporting role. It was another would-be MP, also from Punjab, who gave Khanna his first break.
India Bollywood actor Vinod Khanna dies of cancer at age 70
Veteran actor and Member of Parliament Vinod Khanna the Bollywood heartthrob best known for his roles in films such as "Amar Akbar Anthony," "Qurbaani" and "Insaaf" -- died of cancer at a hospital here this morning. He was 70. "He passed away at 11.20 AM. It's a sad moment for us. We request you all (media) for privacy," the actor's brother Pramod Khanna told PTI
Clips of Baahubali 2 leaked
The introduction scene and images from much-awaited Baahubali 2: The Conclusion starring Prabhas, Rana Daggubati have been leaked ahead of the release, according to Indian media sources. The movie considered to be one of the biggest films in the Indian film industry is all set to release on April 28.
'Baahubali' producer accuses Emirates airlines of racism
Shobu Yarlagadda, 46, took to Twitter last night where he described how the staff of the Dubai-based air carrier mistreated the team when they were on their way to Hyderabad after promoting the film in Dubai. "Flying to Hyderabad on @emirates EK526. Airline staff at gate B4 were very rude and harassed our team unnecessarily! Bad attitude and service!
Challenges for reconstruction
One of the major challenges faced in the reconstruction process of Nepal is the absence of elected local government. Lack of government in local level was reflected in the major pre-disaster and post-disaster events, where it took months to reach the affected region and still no widely-accepted data is available. In the absence of an elected local government, top-down approach of governance has its own accountability deficit.
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Making sense of Adityanath's rise in Modi's India
The most notorious incitement of communal hatred by Adityanath was his exhortation to 'kill ten woh log ['them' meaning Muslims]' rather than knocking the doors of legal system 'if one Hindu is killed' in riots.
Kathmandu means so much to me, and it looks like for people who promise to be the agent of change for the better, their own names mean a lot. A lot more than Kathmandu it seems.
Identity and nationhood
Whoever says nationhood is not important would be lying. For example, belonging to a particular nation may give certain advantages to a person that one belonging to another nation would not get.
Traffic Police in Kathmandu
As busy and hassling as the traffic system in Kathmandu is, the Traffic Police here have to handle an equally strenuous job. Over 1,400 traffic officers in and around the Kathmandu Valley battle against the pestering traffic and air pollution each day.
Menstrual taboo outdated
I have seen my sisters and friends isolated and treated in discriminatory manner during their first menstruation cycle. They were not allowed to look at the sun, to touch water source, flower, fruits, any male family member, nor even hear their voice. The activist may claim the situation has changed and I do agree but still during every month my loved ones turns into untouchables beings.