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Nabha Natesh is Ileana 2.0: RGV

Ram Gopal Varma is in awe of Nabha Natesh, the young actress who debuted in 'Nannu Dochukunduvate' last year. "After watching 'iSmart Shankar', I have no doubt that Nabha Natesh is Ileana 2.0," the director tweeted out. Buoyed by his compliment, Nabha wrote that she is glad RGV enjoyed the film.

07:01:47 on 21 Jul

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Harley Quinn in comics has come a long way from being a sidekick to Joker to being an insane criminal mastermind herself. DC Universe, DC’s streaming service, has released a trailer for a Harley Quinn animated TV series. After Margot Robbie played the character in 2016’s otherwise reviled Suicide Squad, the character has gained fans among non-comic book readers as well.

05:42:02 on 21 Jul

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Priyanka Chopra, who turned a year older on July 18, continued her birthday celebrations on a yacht in Miami. Pictures of the 'Desi Girl' letting her hair down with husband Nick Jonas, mother Madhu Chopra are being widely shared by fan clubs. What has caught the attention of citizens is the picture of Priyanka smoking a cigarette, while Nick and Madhu enjoy cigars.

02:50:16 on 21 Jul

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Kadaram Kondan is the latest film to fall prey to Tamilrockers, the piracy website that has become a bane for film and TV producers. An action thriller directed by Rajesh Selva, Kadaram Kondan stars Vikram, Akshara Haasan and Abi Hassan in the lead roles. Tamilrockers regularly leaks major films & TV shows and puts up the content as soon as it is released or aired.

01:56:47 on 21 Jul

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Lady Superstar Nayanthara's long-pending project Kolaiyuthir Kaalam, directed by Chakri Toleti finally gets a release date. The film is set to hit screens on July 26 and it marks Nayanthara's fourth release of the year. The film was earlier slated to release on June 14, but a stay was obtained by director Balaji, who filed a petition saying he had the rights to the title.

01:32:13 on 21 Jul

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After Baagamathie, which released in 2018 January, Anushka Shetty didn't have any release so far. There were innumerable rumours about her projects, but the actress only signed up for Nishabdham. The actress has now completed 14 years in the film industry and the production company of Nishabdham has wished the actress with the first-look poster of the movie.

01:05:01 on 21 Jul

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Kriti Sanon is all set to share screen space with Diljit Dosanjh and Varun Sharma in the upcoming film titled Arjun Patiala. The co-stars are currently on a promotional spree. At the recent promotional event, Kriti's style was on point. The actress opted for a powder blue colored Falguni and Shane Peacock outfit. Her dress featured a sheer high neck and pleated ruffles.

11:32:17 on 21 Jul

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Kriti Sanon, who is riding high on the success of her last film Luka Chuppi, was the latest target of trolls when she posted a picture with a cheetah on Instagram. The actress was on a trip to Zambia when she clicked the picture while on a jungle safari. Kriti, however, said that she tries to stay away from negativity.

11:12:31 on 21 Jul

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Vijay fans have taken over Twitter yet again as the release date of Bigil's first single was announced on Twitter. It is revealed that the first single, titled Singapenne, is going to release on July 23. The fans of Thalapathy have gone gaga over the news as they have been waiting for a promo of the film for a long time.

08:27:02 on 21 Jul

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Hours after she was spotted at director Luv Ranjan’s home with actor Ranbir Kapoor, presumably to discuss an upcoming project, Deepika Padukone’s fans have started the #NotMyDeepika hashtag on Twitter. They are protesting the possibility of their favourite actor working with a filmmaker who has in the past been accused of sexual harassment and of making chauvinistic films.

07:48:20 on 20 Jul

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The theme song for Nerkonda Paarvai titled Thee Mugam Dhaan was released on July 20 by producer Boney Kapoor and Zee Music South. It has been sung by Sathyan, Senthil Dass and Sarath Santhosh. After Nerkonda Paarvai was confirmed to hit screens on August 8, now a lot of anticipation revolves around the album of the film, composed by Yuvan Shankar Raja.

06:53:36 on 20 Jul

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With just a day to go for the first episode of the third season of Bigg Boss Telugu, students from the OUJAC staged a protest outside the house of actor Nagarjuna, who will host the show. The protesting students said that despite allegations of sexual harassment, the organisers of Bigg Boss, the official broadcaster Star MAA, and the host were silent on the issue.

06:12:01 on 20 Jul

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Amala Paul’s Aadai released on Friday evening after an eleventh-hour conundrum that resulted in the morning and noon shows being cancelled. While this needless drama might have dampened Aadai’s opening, Amala’s performance in it more than makes up for all of that. The actor as Kamini holds you tight right from the very first frame.

05:00:48 on 20 Jul

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The Lion King being animated might be making news now, but a 30-year old film starring Rajinikanth was the first Tamil project to use animated characters with live actors. The song in question — Raja Chinna Roja — was a sensation back in 1989, for it used an animated version of elephant, rabbit and monkey long before computer graphics became a thing.

03:39:18 on 20 Jul

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The show on Amazon Prime Video is all about talented standup comics judging and mentoring amateur standup artistes, in an attempt to find the country’s next big comic sensation. Vidyu thinks it takes a lot of courage to be a standup comic as you perform everything live and it all depends on the audience’s reactions.

02:46:01 on 20 Jul

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Few actors in Indian cinema display the kind of finesse in acting that veteran actor Naseeruddin Shah has. In a career spanning more than 40 years, Naseer has acted in a variety of roles, making him a stand-out artist among generations of actors. On his birthday today, a look at why audiences are in awe of his craft.

02:33:29 on 20 Jul

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Suriya gets a Bollywood villain!

Suriya, who was recently seen in the political entertainer NGK is currently, shooting for his next movie, Soorarai Pottru which is directed by Sudha Kongara. While Telugu actor Mohan Babu was announced to play a key role in the movie, the latest addition to the cast of Soorarai Pottru is Bollywood actor Paresh Rawal, and reportedly he will play a negative role.

02:27:01 on 20 Jul

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Have you ever been so drawn towards a TV show that you cannot stop thinking about it? So much that you even watch the repeat telecast of the show. A lot of you might not give it a serious thought but there are chances that watching daily soaps can affect your mental health. We spoke to an expert regarding this and how you can help a family member or friend deal with it.

02:19:18 on 20 Jul

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Acclaimed animation director Gitanjali Rao has finally made her first full-length feature – and it is headed to the prestigious Venice Film Festival. The section head, Giona Nazzaro, made the announcement on Friday and noted that the film has a “strong and interesting critique of the sexist male stereotypes of the Bollywood industry”.

02:11:05 on 20 Jul

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It was exactly one year ago when the innocent pair of Ishaan Khatter and Janhvi Kapoor in Dhadak took the audience by storm. On completing one year of Dhadak, the Beyond The Clouds star took to Instagram to share his emotions. Karan Johar, who produced the film, also took to Twitter to congratulate his team.

01:16:39 on 20 Jul

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As Disney continues to abuse its own back-catalogue with a steady barrage of remakes, one thing has been made clear. Each of these new films is massively inferior to the originals. I like to think of this phase in Disney’s history as an acute case of bulimia; like watching a rich old man engage in a tremendously troubling act of self-harm.

12:48:58 on 20 Jul

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The teaser of Ambili, Soubin Shahir’s next after Virus, was released on Friday. The one and a half minute long teaser doesn’t reveal the plot of the film but rather has an adorable Soubin dancing happily to the tunes of a peppy number. This is the actor’s second film after Sudani from Nigeria where he is playing the central protagonist.

12:36:40 on 20 Jul

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1st teaser for Netflix’s The Witcher is out. The series, based on Polish fantasist Andrzej Sapkowski’s fantasy book series of the same name, has been called Netflix’s answer to GoT, & at least by looking at the teaser, it appears the streamer means business. The teaser begins with a history lesson, as to how the current situation regarding elves &monsters came to be.

12:12:47 on 20 Jul

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In an unconventional display, Amala as Kamini in this Rathna Kumar directorial takes on the society's filth perpetuated by men. Aadai is an Amala Paul show throughout. The star breaks every convention about the "ideal Tamil ponnu", last seen taking advice from Rajinikanth in Padayappa on what it takes to be one.

11:57:06 on 20 Jul

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Akshay Kumar, who is preparing for the release of his next film Mission Mangal on August 15, has wished Indian Space Research Organisation best of luck for the launch of Chandrayaan 2 on July 22. The space research agency has also wished the actor all the best ahead of the release of his film.

11:09:44 on 20 Jul

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Makers of The War starring Hrithik Roshan and Tiger Shroff are leaving no stone unturned to give their audiences a visual treat. The film will have a series of massive showdowns and breath-taking action scenes, for which four ace action directors from across the globe have been roped in.

09:27:01 on 20 Jul

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An actor, a radio jockey, a theater artist, a painter and most importantly, a proud feminist. Benedict Cumberbatch is a jack of all trades and a prominent name in Hollywood. But his opinions and philosophical life perspectives are loved and acknowledged by his fans the most. So here are a few of Cumberbatch's most noteworthy quotes that distinguish him from others.

02:25:01 on 20 Jul

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Celebrities Who Regret Their Tattoos

The actress, Jessica Alba has multiple tattoos but says she regrets “maybe two,” : one that’s “kind of a tramp stamp” of a bow on her lower back (not pictured) and an image of flowers on her neck that “I got when I was, like, 17 and I’m so irritated that I got it.” See which other stars wish they could erase their ink (or have already!)

09:10:05 on 19 Jul

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‘Next Bond movie will feature black female actor as 007.’ ‘Captain Marvel’ star Lashana Lynch set to inherit ‘007 from Daniel Craig in new Bond movie.’ These are some of the headlines that ignited social media earlier this week. The introduction of a female James Bond in the upcoming installment of the famous franchise literally shook and stirred the world.

08:49:51 on 19 Jul

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One of these beloved faces of Bollywood, SRK has always been our forte of interest. But, Aryan Khan is undoubtedly one of the most eligible bachelors of this country, but there is news that may disappoint you a bit especially girls! According to a Mumbai Mirror report, Shahrukh Khan and Gauri Khan’s eldest lad, Aryan is taken.

08:27:01 on 19 Jul

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US TV host, Trevor Noah has delivered the perfect response to Scarlett Johansson's controversial comments on casting and diversity in Hollywood. "I understand why you might want to get defensive as a person," he said. "I can even understand why some white people might feel like they're under attack in and around these conversations.

07:46:21 on 19 Jul

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Adivi Sesh has been making smart choices lately that has made him a reliable actor. His upcoming Evaru also looks very impressive in its first look. The teaser introduces its plot and the main characters of the film. It is about a murder mystery where a woman is held (played by Regina who makes a stunning first impression) for killing a man.

07:35:28 on 19 Jul

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Can you believe it's been 10 years since 500 Days of Summer was released? The beloved indie rom-com came out on this week in 2009 in the US (though it didn't make its way to Kiwis until October), and it went on to become a critical darling and commercial success. Take a trip down memory lane with us as we look at 10 surprising facts about the indie hit.

07:11:13 on 19 Jul

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From house inmates accused of kidnapping to a war of words between Rajnikanth and Kamal Haasan fans, season 3 of Bigg Boss Tamil has thrived on controversy and now it's the smoking room. S. Cyril Alexander, the state convener of the TN People’s Forum for Tobacco Control, has filed a complaint with authorities over the presence of the room in the house.

06:24:46 on 19 Jul

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After popular names like Jennifer Lopez and Shahid Kapoor, superstar Rajinikanth's daughter and director Aishwaryaa R. Dhanush is the latest celebrity investor to back SARVA, an Indian yoga, and wellness startup. She will also be helping in the growth of Diva Yoga in South India alongside Malaika Arora and Sarvesh Shashi.

05:12:02 on 19 Jul

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The actor is stylish, subdued and totally riveting as the mysterious KK, hero, and villain rolled into one, in the film. His characterization is what makes the film tick, with the director keeping the audiences guessing about his identity. The film leaves us in suspense about whether he is a mercenary, a mobster, a safe-cracker or a cop turned rouge.

04:51:01 on 19 Jul

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Rendezvous with Simi Garewal has been one of the most memorable shows on television that aired during the 90s. And after almost 15 years, Simi Garewal is coming back with a new season of her popular chat show and she has revealed that Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh will be the first guests to open the show.

04:33:02 on 19 Jul

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Sidharth Malhotra and Parineeti Chopra starrer Jabariya Jodi will soon be releasing in theatres on August 2, 2019. The movie will see the duo play Biharis. While Biharis have so much to rave about, there are certain phrases which people use to stereotype them. Sidharth and Parineeti in an interesting video listed 23 things which people say to Biharis to stereotype them.

03:57:01 on 19 Jul

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Dear Comrade, the upcoming action-drama film starring Vijay Deverakonda and Rashmika Mandanna, is all set for its theatrical release next week. Reports suggest that Premam fame Sai Pallavi was initially offered Rashmika's role in Dear Comrade. However, she rejected the offer as she was uncomfortable doing intimate scenes, one of which involved a liplock with Deverakonda.

03:31:39 on 19 Jul

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So...the Cats trailer has officially dropped. I am completely unsure how to process the most baffling two minutes and 23 seconds of my life, so I'm just going to start asking questions. I don't even know if I want answers to these yet, so if you don't mind, I would really appreciate being left alone at this confusing time in my life.

03:21:56 on 19 Jul

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The echoes of Priyanka Chopra's birthday celebrations are currently rocking Florida - yes, that's where the actress headed to with her family and friends for her 37th birthday celebrations. Looks like the birthday girl has been so busy with the celebrations that she hardly had the time to update fans from her birthday trip but we have her husband and cousin to the rescue.

02:55:01 on 19 Jul

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The title poster of the upcoming Tamannaah starrer Petromax was unveiled by actor Taapsee Pannu. Petromax is a horror film that will have Tamannaah in the lead role. Also in the star cast of this film is Yogi Babu in a pivotal role. Wielding the megaphone for this venture is Rohin Venkatesan and it is bankrolled under the banner Passion Studios.

02:12:01 on 19 Jul

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Amala Paul’s A-rated film Aadai rode on immense hype with the posters and promotions before D-Day, but ultimately, has also fallen prey to the trend of last-minute cancellations on the day of release. The PR team for the project cites ‘financial issues’ as the reason, and it is still unclear if the film will be released on Friday as per scheduled.

02:11:39 on 19 Jul

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It might have been something of a mission: impossible but 30-plus years later, Cruise is still feeling need for speed & resumes duty as naval pilot Captain Peter Mitchell, call sign Maverick. No need to read that again - 'captain' is right. As top brass notes in the newly-released first trailer of Top Gun: Maverick, he should have been a '2 star admiral' at the very least.

01:36:51 on 19 Jul

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Kannada TV actress Shobha who was best known for her character in the popular TV series Magalu Janaki died on Wednesday in a road accident. According to media reports, the accident happened on the outskirts of Chitradurga when her car rammed into a truck on National Highway 4. Since the accident, five people have been declared dead.

01:20:20 on 19 Jul

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Sanjay Dutt is all set to venture into the Marathi Film Industry. He will be producing the upcoming film titled Baba. Directed by Raj R Gupta, the trailer of the film dropped yesterday. Sanjay Dutt along with his lovely wife attended the trailer launch. While Sanjay Dutt looked dapper in a black T-shirt and pants, Maanayata Dutt stunned in a white shirt and black pants.

11:26:29 on 19 Jul

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Prabhas' Saaho Gets A New Release Date

Prabhas and Shraddha's Saaho will not get into the box office tussle with Mission Mangal and Batla House on Independence Day as reported earlier this week. Apart from Mission Mangal and Batla House, Saaho was set for a box office battle with two Telugu films too. Trade analyst Taran Adarsh confirmed that the release of Saaho has been pushed 15 days ahead on August 15.

10:31:55 on 19 Jul

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Akshay Kumar was joined by his co-stars at Mission Mangal trailer launch. Mission Mangal is Akshay Kumar’s upcoming film. Vidya Balan, Sonakshi Sinha, Taapsee Pannu among others attended the launch. The trailer of Mission Mangal has just dropped and it has all the ingredients of a patriotic film.

10:06:56 on 19 Jul

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Priyanka Chopra turned 37 yesterday and Bollywood celebrities flooded her with love and good wishes. The sweetest wish of course, had to come from hubby Nick Jonas. The Sucker singer shared a photo of her, dressed in a Sabyasachi saree from Joe Jonas and Sophie Turner's wedding and wrote, "Light of my world. My whole heart. I love you, baby. Happy birthday."

09:35:18 on 19 Jul

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The new trailer of Brad Pitt starrer Ad Astra is out and it gives a glimpse into the story of the space adventure. In the new trailer, we are told that the reality that Pitt’s character believes might be a lie. Ad Astra has Brad Pitt playing an astronaut and he chose this profession to be like his father, who is now supposedly dead.

09:19:25 on 19 Jul

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At Comic-Con, Cameron also revealed that Edward Furlong, who played Sarah's son John Connor in Terminator 2, is back in Dark Fate as well. Terminator: Dark Fate also stars Mackenzie Davis (Blade Runner 2049), Gabriel Luna (Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.), and Diego Boneta (Luis Miguel). Terminator: Dark Fate is scheduled to release November 1 in cinemas in India.

06:27:01 on 19 Jul

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Game of Thrones broke the record for most Emmy nominations for any show in a single year on Tuesday by picking up 32 nods for its eighth and final season. But without the help of Gwendoline Christie, who submitted herself for consideration in the Supporting Actress in a Drama Series category, Thrones wouldn’t have earned quite so many.

12:27:01 on 19 Jul

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Actor Sushmita Sen is living her best life with her boyfriend Rohman Shawl and her daughters Renee and Alisah. The family is currently on a vacation in Armenia and Sushmita shared pictures from her travels on Instagram on Thursday. A family selfie showed Sushmita, Renee and Alisah beaming at the camera while enjoying a bright day in Yerevan.

11:57:02 on 18 Jul

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Bhuvan Bam was the first Indian YouTuber to cross 10 million subscribers. The 25-year-old talks about how YouTubers are endorsing brands on the digital platform. He says, "I don’t get the word influencer because I don’t think anyone can influence anyone. I don’t like that word. I’d rather be called a content creator and entertainer."

11:27:01 on 18 Jul

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Gossip Girl set for a reboot on HBO Max

Gossip Girl is getting a reboot on HBO Max. According to Entertainment Weekly, the iconic teen series, with 10-episode initial order, will stream on the network’s digital arm. Original creative team of Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage are returning as executive producers. Josh Safran, who penned and produced on the original series, will showrun the latest take.

08:57:02 on 18 Jul

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Unless you’re living under a rock, you have used FaceApp by now —the latest viral craze to capture the fancy of Internet users across the world. It all began when a ‘FaceApp-ed’ picture of Deepika and Ranveer went viral. And now Shruti Haasan’s hilarious car selfie and cricketer Shreyas Iyer’s latest Instagram post seems like just the beginning of several to come!

07:31:28 on 18 Jul

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Anjali Menon has always shared a peculiar relationship with reporters, thanks to their discomfiture at the newness of engaging with a female director. They are interested to know what she does in her spare time more than what she achieves when she is working. They also want to know whether, like her male counterparts, she smokes or drinks.

07:03:39 on 18 Jul

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Released in 1994, Disney’s animated film The Lion King still holds a very special place in our hearts. The emotional relationship that Simba shares with his righteous royal father Mufasa, the malicious intentions of a scheming Scar. We are in 2019, and director Jon Favreau and screenplay writer Jeff Nathanson give us the rebooted version of this endearing classic.

06:19:20 on 18 Jul

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Water scarcity has been one of the burning issues of our country, and while Chennai has been facing severe water crisis, the problem exists in other cities as well. Hyderabad too is facing water scarcity. Samantha has taken the one bucket challenge, according to which only one bucket of water will be used throughout the day.

06:10:08 on 18 Jul

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Aadai is an upcoming Indian Tamil-language thriller film directed by Rathna Kumar, who earlier directed Meyaadha Maan and produced by Viji Subramaniyan under the production banner V Studios.

05:49:58 on 18 Jul

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Actor Nagarjuna Akkineni is reportedly upset over allegations that makers of Bigg Boss Telugu 3 have asked for sexual favors and has even postponed the show. A Pinkvilla report claimed Nagarjuna has asked the makers to postpone the shooting for a few days until the “negativity” around Bigg Boss Telugu dies down.

05:21:21 on 18 Jul

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Akshay Kumar is all set for the release of his upcoming film Mission Mangal. At the trailer launch of the film, Akshay spoke about the showdown between Kangana Ranaut and PTI journalist Justin Rao. Speaking to the media, Akshay said, “Hame aapki bohot zarurat hai. I believe that we can reach out to people and express our opinions through the media."

05:03:02 on 18 Jul

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Badshah has become one of the top rap sensations of the country ever since his debut in 2006. The last time this C'garh boy spoke to us we asked him about his new Rolls-Royce, but this time it was something different. We made Badshah recreate the iconic Indian ad jingles from the 1990s. The rapper tried his best to add his tadka to some of the iconic jingles in the video.

04:41:45 on 18 Jul

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Taapsee Pannu finds trolls on social media entertaining. A social media troll called Taapsee a “cheap actor” and that her “mental state is not right”. “Ok sir. When are you giving me therapy sessions. And in the bargain also tell how to become an ‘expensive’ actor. Inflation toh mere mein bhi hona chahiye na,” went Taapsee’s witty reply.

03:44:48 on 18 Jul

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With the makers of Vijay's Bigil planning for the audio launch, a song from the film was leaked online on Tuesday. The track, which is sung by AR Rahman and has lyrics written by Vivek, hit the internet through its backdoors. The film marks the third consecutive collaboration of AR Rahman and Vijay after Mersal and Sarkar.

02:55:53 on 18 Jul

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The trailer of Mission Mangal, starring Akshay Kumar, Sonakshi Sinha, Taapsee Pannu, Sonakshi Sinha, Vidya Balan, Sharman Joshi, Kirti Kulhari and Nithya Menen, is out. Based on Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM) or the Mangalyaan project launched by ISRO in November 2013 to put a space probe in planet Mars’ orbit, the film is directed by Jagan Shakti.

02:43:19 on 18 Jul

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Oh Baby full movie leaked on Tamilrockers

Telugu fantasy comedy drama Oh Baby has been leaked by piracy website Tamilrockers. The infamous website has been a headache for film and TV production houses for years now and Oh Baby is just its latest victim. Oh Baby stars Samantha Akkineni, Naga Shaurya, Lakshmi and Rajendra Prasad in major roles. It is directed by B V Nandini Reddy.

01:35:22 on 18 Jul

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India is proud to have a handful of Good Samaritans, as they always are the first ones to help their country when it needs them the most. Actress Priyanka Chopra, Shraddha Kapoor, actor Akshay Kumar and sprinter Hima Das are living proof of that. The 37-year-old 'Quantico' actress took to Twitter to express how devastated she was to watch Assam suffer.

12:23:39 on 18 Jul

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Akshay Kumar, who was the only Indian on Forbes list top-earning celebs worldwide in 2019, is happy to make a 'quick 100 pounds' just by hanging around, his author wife Twinkle Khanna shared on social media. Twinkle and Akshay are in London, where the Khiladiyon Ka Khiladi actor participated in a roadside gig, in which one can make money by hanging on to a pull-up bar.

12:04:10 on 18 Jul

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With the new, live-action remake of Disney’s The Lion King out July 19, many nostalgic fans are wondering how director Jon Favreau has updated the beloved movie for 2019. There are some obvious distinctions between the animated 1994 original and the new version — being that one is a cartoon while the other takes a photo-realistic approach to its computer-generated visuals.

11:51:05 on 18 Jul

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Superstar Rajinikanth started the year by delivering the blockbuster hit 'Petta' directed by Karthik Subbaraj which reminded audiences of his mass commercial masala films of the 1980s. It has now come to light that the Rajini- Siruthai Siva project a family-based entertainer with mass elements is firming up and will go on floors in a couple of months.

11:33:43 on 18 Jul

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I am not interested in politics: Mammootty

Megastar Mammootty has no plans to start a political career. He says one doesn't need to be in politics to serve people.
"I don't think I will (ever) have much interest in politics," Mammootty told IANS. "I (am not interested) in political activities. You don't need to be in politics to serve people," he added.

11:08:14 on 18 Jul

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Katy Perry revealed how she reconciled with fellow pop star Taylor Swift, and part of it was truly a-meow-sing. In an interview published this week on KIIS 1065′s “The Kyle & Jackie O Show,” Perry recalled that she sent a “literal olive branch” and an apology note to Swift ahead of the singer’s Reputation tour in May 2018.

10:54:28 on 18 Jul

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In an interview from around two years back, one of Bollywood's most celebrated actors, Mohammed Zeeshan Ayyub, had opened up about how people had cautioned him to not play 'hero ka dost'. Because one doesn't necessarily have a career after that, he was told. The actor went on and accepted roles like these in films like My Brother Ki Dulhan, Jannat 2 and Raanjhanaa.

10:17:20 on 18 Jul

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Eminent theatre director from Karnataka S Raghunandana on Wednesday declined the Sangeet Natak Akademi award for 2018, a day after it was announced, in protest against incidents of “mob lynching in the name of God and religion” and the frequent attempts to stifle dissenting views of public intellectuals and activists.

09:39:24 on 18 Jul

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Nearly two years after a couple of Harvey Weinstein exposés kicked off the #MeToo movement, Hulu released the trailer for Untouchable, the Ursula Macfarlane-directed documentary about the precipitous fall of the once-powerful producer, which is re-embedding Weinstein into the news cycle.

08:40:00 on 18 Jul

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Vidya Balan seems to have taken a jibe at the popular video-sharing platform TikTok with her very own "Tak-Tuk" video. "Shastro ke anusaar, har kunwari ladki mein nau deviyo ka vaas hota hai. Lekin shaadi ke baad kaun si devi active hogi, ye pati ke karmo par nirbhar karta hai," she lip-syncs to a pandit's voice

07:59:52 on 17 Jul

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Rakul Preet Singh has become controversy’s favourite child for her smoking scene in the teaser of the upcoming film Manmadhudu 2. Ever since the teaser was released, she has been subjected to trolling by netizens. While she had maintained a stoic silence over this issue, Rakul finally opened up in an interview to and gave a befitting reply.

07:39:41 on 17 Jul

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Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas got married as per Hindu and Christian traditions on December 1 and 2 in Jodhpur. The three-day affair took place at Umaid Bhawan palace and included all the customs and rituals of a traditional Indian wedding, On a US chat show recently, Nick explained the significance of 'saat phere' like a pro.

06:47:44 on 17 Jul

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HBO’s recently concluded fantasy drama Game of Thrones won a record-breaking 32 nominations at the 2019 Emmy Awards, announced on Tuesday. While as many as 10 actors from the show won nominations various acting categories, the show’s writers and creators--David Benioff and DB Weiss--were nominated as well.

06:41:09 on 17 Jul

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After wowing her 24.8 million Instagram followers with her stunning beach-wear photos from the scenic locales of Mexico, Katrina Kaif took to the photo-video sharing app again on Wednesday to thank all her fans and friends for their warm birthday wishes. Bollywood came out in full force to wish the Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara actress on Tuesday as she turned a year older.

06:25:48 on 17 Jul

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The first time actor-producer Vanitha Vijayakumar ascended the Bigg Boss stage before entering the house for the third season of the show, TV audiences across Tamil Nadu let out a collective gasp. Two days since her exit, she’s much more calm and composed now as we meet her. Excerpts from an interview:

05:42:48 on 17 Jul

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Actor Radhika Apte has said her sex scene from The Wedding Guest got leaked because of “the psychotic mentality of the society”. The Wedding Guest that also stars Dev Patel, has been directed by Michael Winterbottom and also stars Jim Sarbh. Pictures from a sex scene from the movie have surfaced online and are going viral.

05:16:16 on 17 Jul

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Lyca Productions has pulled off a coup by getting Superstar Rajinikanth to confirm his presence for the audio launch of Suriya’s Kaappaan that is directed by K.V Anand and has music by Harris Jayaraj. Lyca produced Rajinikanth’s 2.0 with Shankar as well as his upcoming movie Darbar with A.R. Murugadoss.

04:54:47 on 17 Jul

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Amala Paul is going all out in promoting her upcoming film Aadai. Directed by Rathna Kumar, the film will release worldwide on July 19. When the trailer of Aadai released, a scene in which Amala Paul is seen sharing a passionate kiss with VJ Ramya went viral online. Amala has opened up about the kissing scene and how she convinced herself to go nude for the film.

04:37:04 on 17 Jul

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Tamil film Super Deluxe has been nominated for three honours opposite several Bollywood biggies in Australia. Indian Film Festival of Melbourne just announced its nominations for its annual awards ceremony. The movie, as well as Vijay Sethupathi (for his role of transgender Shilpa) and director Thiagarajan Kumararaja are up for awards.

04:07:18 on 17 Jul

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Beyonce launches The Lion King song Spirit

Beyonce will soon be heard as Nala in the upcoming film The Lion King. The singer-actor recently launched her song from the Disney film titled “Spirit”, along with a music video. The video features Beyonce along with a few visuals of the film. The song is a part of the album The Lion King: A Gift.

03:53:38 on 17 Jul

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As the 50th Comic-Con kicks off Wednesday, with a big Marvel Studios panel on Saturday that’s sure to be the hottest ticket in town, and Spider-Man and the Marvel Cinematic Universe dominating the box office, Kirby proved to be right. But it took a while for Comic-Con to really “go Hollywood.”

03:08:12 on 17 Jul

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Here is to more girl power!

It’s no secret that Tamil cinema is largely dominated by hero-oriented scripts. But things have changed in the past few years drastically with Nayanthara, Jyotika, Taapsee Pannu, Samantha Akkineni and others delivering experimental films within the format of commercial cinema.

02:55:41 on 17 Jul

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Kangana Ranaut once again took a jibe at her contemporary actresses including Deepika, Kareena, Anushka, and Katrina. The Queen actress said that all these celebs mentioned are "stars but not actors". Kangana has been relentlessly targeting top celebs, and this does not seem much surprising anymore. It will be interesting to see how the other actresses react to this.

02:38:08 on 17 Jul

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Noted Kannada actress Sruthi Hariharan, who rose to fame after the success of her film Lucia, announced that she's pregnant with her first child. Sharing the news on Instagram, she posted a photo of herself dressed in black in which she's flaunting her baby bump. Sruthi announced her pregnancy on Instagram and added that she was eager to welcome the little bundle of joy.

01:57:39 on 17 Jul

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Photos – mostly of men and women in cream and white – from actor Kunchacko Boban’s baby’s baptism have been circulated online for a while. But so far the baby’s photo has been a blur. A new video has now come out, of the close-up shots of baby Izahaak, that Kunchacko has put up online, with a song and others visuals from the baptism day.

01:31:43 on 17 Jul

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After a long run as Captain America, Chris Evans is ready to save the day yet again and this time it’s in the film The Red Sea Diving Resort. The trailer of the Netflix movie is out and it looks quite intense. The film is set in 1979 Ethiopia as a group of agents try to smuggle thousands of Ethiopian refugees from Sudan to Israel using a beach resort as a front cover.

01:02:55 on 17 Jul

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Feisty and fearless, Kangana Ranaut, who swears by the mantra 'I do not care' has been taking Bollywood by storm on her own terms. Kangana is unapologetic on her recent controversy with media claiming there is a huge difference between freedom of expression, journalism and trolling; trolling is not a fundamental right. And we are forced to wonder: Judgemental Hain Kya?

12:09:08 on 17 Jul

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Varun Dhawan and Shraddha Kapoor are busy with shooting the climax of their film Street Dancer 3D in Mumbai. In the film, they will be competing against dance troupes from across the world, including UK, Germany, Nepal and Africa. According to a report in Mumbai Mirror, Varun Dhawan has injured his knee during an intense practice session with Remo D'Souza.

11:15:01 on 17 Jul

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Bollywood celebs attend Vikram Phadnis' Smile Please screening which is releasing on 19th of July. Indian Television host and actor Maniesh Paul arrived in an auto-rickshaw for the event. Bollywood actors Kriti Kharbanda, Siddhant Chaturvedi and Suniel Shetty were also in attendance. Actors Kunal Kapoor and Manjari Fadnnis were also seen during the screening.

10:27:49 on 17 Jul

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The latest industry buzz is that the release of Saaho, starring Prabhas in the lead role, has been postponed by 15 days. The multi-crore actioner is now likely to open in cinemas on August 30, instead of August 15. Even as an official confirmation on the same is awaited, the sudden development in the Telugu film industry sort of validates the speculation.

08:12:01 on 17 Jul

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Fans are waiting with bated breath for the release of Sujeeth's ambitious directorial venture Saaho, which is touted to be one of the slickest action-thrillers that the country has ever seen. DNA reports that the makers of the Prabhas and Shraddha Kapoor-starrer have shelled out a whopping Rs 70 crore for an eight-minute action sequence which was shot in Abu Dhabi.

07:27:01 on 17 Jul

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Indian was the biggest blockbuster movie of 1996, and Kamal Haasan had won the national award for his performance in the movie as well. The latest speculation making rounds is that actresses Aishwarya Rajesh and Priya Bhavani Shankar might be roped in to play key roles in Indian 2. It must be noted that initially Indian 2 was announced with Kajal Aggarwal as the heroine.

07:57:01 on 16 Jul

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Superstar Salman Khan intended to give a message on water conservation with his Bottle Cap Challenge, but that has led to people questioning his religious belief. On Sunday, Salman shared his version of the Bottle Cap Challenge, which is about people coming up with inventive ways to unscrew a bottle cap.

06:53:20 on 16 Jul