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Just LIKE that (The Tribune) 5 hours 18 min ago

Jasmine Singh

Let’s talk about a million followers, nothing less than that! This is the language that most Punjabi artistes understand. In fact, it is the numbers on their Facebook and Twitter pages that define their popularity, which is okay as long as these numbers rise naturally (courtesy the fans). But what if we tell you that many artistes shell out money, hire professionals and do everything they possibly can to increase their likes? This is duping fans! Nonetheless, what compels the well-known names to resort to these gimmicks? Why should the popularity be directly...

Away from the hustle-bustle of Mumbai and from the humdrum of movie shootings, Bollywood star Akshay Kumar says his visit to the Golden Temple in Amritsar was surreal. “A chance visit the Golden Temple, listening to the Gurbani and watching the world go by. Only word that comes to mind now: SURREAL.  #blessed,” Akshay posted on Twitter on Tuesday.

Accompanying his post was an image in which he is seen sitting by the ‘sarovar’ under the night sky and looking at the glistening Golden Temple, a religious place which attracts several people from all across, each day.  

Meanwhile...

Ya Ali! (The Tribune) 5 hours 18 min ago

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Dressed in all blue asymmetrical dress, fringes in place and the thick mop of hair, cheeks blushing with the deft use of illuminators, as gorgeous Kara Khan aka Ali Asgar made an entry in front of an impatiently waiting crowd, an hour-and-a-half late, there were many who still like her adaa! Now that’s the actor Ali Asgar, who would make sure he gives his 200 per cent to every appearance he makes. The famous Dadi from Comedy Nights With Kapil, Ali is by no means taking it lightly. 

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Ali’s latest act is playing Farah Khan’s tormentor on latest Star Plus’...

An innocent feeling (The Tribune) 5 hours 18 min ago

Shah Rukh Khan, a doting father to three children, wishes he could keep delaying the onset of adulthood in their lives. “19 Sept. Like my dad (RIP), my only duty to my kids is to delay the onset of their adulthood as much as possible. Retain purity of their childhood,” Shah Rukh tweeted on the death anniversary of his father. 

Filmmaker Shekhar Kapur, who has a daughter, had a word of wisdom to share with Shah Rukh. “Lots of love to your kids. Yes, it’s what I try every day. But not just our kids, ourselves too,” Kapur wrote. Shah Rukh’s father was a freedom fighter, Meer Taj...

‘You can be the architect of your story’ (The Tribune) 5 hours 18 min ago

Reese Witherspoon, who was a nominee for her acting work in Big Little Lies, hopes the show's Emmys wins help girls know “you can be the architect of your own story”.

The 41-year-old actress took home an Emmy for her role as executive producer on the HBO mini-series, took to the stage with a message of female empowerment and continued that message at the after parties.

In a recent interview at 2017 Emmys party, she said, “So proud. I set out four years ago to start a company to create better roles for women in Hollywood and to have four nominations tonight for women's...

Calling all movie buffs (The Tribune) 5 hours 18 min ago

The sixth edition of the Dharamshala International Film Festival, slated for November 2-5, will feature award-winning documentaries as well as India and South Asian premieres of some movies.

The first line-up for the fest was announced on Tuesday via a statement.

Among two award-winning documentaries to be showcased are Kirsten Johnson's Cameraperson and Rahul Jain's Machines.

There will be a special screening of A Death in the Gunj, presented in person by director Konkona Sen Sharma.

That apart, there will be the India premiere of American film Out of This...

UP is the new Switzerland (The Tribune) 5 hours 18 min ago

With a number of films released this year, the audience has already got a new flavour, which has emerged to be a hit among the masses. Films set against a backdrop of Uttar Pradesh are striking cords with the viewers across all quarters. 

Films like Badrinath Ki Dulhania, Toilet: Ek Prem Katha, Bareilly Ki Barfi, Shubh Mangal Saavdhan and Lucknow Central have received a thumbs-up from the audience and have been a hit the ticket windows.

Not only characters hailing from UP but also locations from the state are being explored by filmmakers, while some others incorporate UP as...

Swift action (The Tribune) 5 hours 18 min ago

It seems like Jake Gyllenhaal is still keeping a tab on Taylor Swift. 

The actor sat in the hot seat opposite Boston Marathon bombing survivor Jeff Bauman, who wondered if Jake thought Taylor would write a song for him if he lost his legs in real life. 

To which, Gyllenhaal asked, “If the song would be for him or about him losing his legs.”  Bauman replied, “For you. Like a country song.”  

“She sort of moved into pop now,” Gyllenhaal joked, expertly shutting down the Swift talk. 

—ANI

Sonu takes up a cause (The Tribune) 5 hours 18 min ago

Sonu Sood, who launched his event management company this year, will be organising an award function for young achievers across various fields in Dubai on September 21. The proceeds of the same will go to the acid attack survivors.

Sonu wants to create awareness for skin donation since not many are aware that like eyes and kidneys, skin too can be donated. And so he feels privileged to be part of the noble initiative helping the survivors.

In his attempt to create awareness for skin donation, Sonu has found support from his friends in the fraternity, including Farah Khan,...

Mumbai, September 19

Following his father’s example, superstar Shah Rukh Khan said he wants to keep the childhood of his kids alive for as long as possible.

The 51-year-old actor took to Twitter where he remembered his father Taj Mohammed Khan on his 36th death anniversary.

“September 19. Like my dad (RIP), my only duty to my kids is to delay the onset of their adulthood as much as possible. Retain purity of their childhood,” wrote Shah Rukh...

Mumbai, September 19

Actor Vicky Kaushal is all set to star in a movie based on last year's surgical strikes by the Indian Army across the LoC. Titled "Uri", the film will be produced by Ronnie Screwvala's production arm, RSVP, and will go on the floors next year.

Vicky will play a commander, who led the group of paratroopers in the surgical strikes, days after a Pakistan- based terror outfit attacked an Indian Army camp in Uri in Kashmir. Rest of the cast is yet to be locked in the film directed by Aditya Dhar.

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Mumbai, September 19

 Following his father's example, superstar Shah Rukh Khan said he wants to keep the childhood of his kids alive for as long as possible.

The 51-year-old actor took to Twitter where he remembered his father Taj Mohammed Khan on his 36th death anniversary.

"September 19. Like my dad (RIP), my only duty to my kids is to delay the onset of their adulthood as much as possible. Retain purity of their childhood," wrote Shah Rukh.

The "Jab Harry Met Sejal" actor lost his father to cancer in 1981 and his mother, Lateef...

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