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Arts & Leisure - Lifestyle

TV drama, plaudits: a cocktail of success for Japan whisky TOKYO: Whisky demand is rocketing in Japan, with producers scrambling to increase production as a period drama about the dram has the country hooked and after a homegrown single malt scooped the honours in a world taste test.Sales have soared since national broadcaster NHK began airing a daily dose of "Massan," the tale of a Japanese entrepreneur and his Scottish wife who are credited with establishing Japan's first whisky distillery."We're not keeping up with demand," said Hasumi Ozawa, a spokeswoman for Suntory, one of Japan's biggest drink makers.Suntory says it is limiting its shipments to cope with the whisky boom, despite having ramped up production at its distilleries two years ago.The increased capacity has yet to filter through because of the tipple's famously lengthy manufacturing process, in which newly-distilled whisky is left to mellow in wooden barrels for years.Whisky has traditionally been a minority interest in Japan's huge drinks market, ...

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Prayers changed my life; Veena Malik Pakistani controversial actress Veena Malik has changed her way from showbiz industry after getting married to businessman Asad Bashir Khan. Malik who was once a controversial figure now believes that prayers have changed her life after marriage.According to local media reports, Veena Malik thinks that prayer has a big impact on her marriage, she also thinks that it is a tool that should be used regularly by married couples.Veena took the decision of leaving the ...

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Aamir Khan charges Rs 2 crore for an ad campaign Bollywood actor Aamir Khan has reportedly been offered a whopping Rs.2 crore for an hour-long shoot for a household product commercial.If reports are said to be believed then he will feature with his wife Kiran Rao for the first time in an ad campaign.According to India Today, Aamir is considered to be the highest paid star for his endorsements. Normally, ad shoots take two to three days. But Aamir is being paid Rs.2 crore for ...

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Drew Barrymore to pen an autobiography Actress Drew Barrymore is set to tell her life story in a collection of autobiographical essays.Barrymore will pen a collection of autobiographical essays for her book, which will be published by Dutton. The book, which does not have a title yet, will likely to include some sad stories about ‘Charlie’s Angles’ girl.According to foreign media reports, she plans to write about experiences such as living alone at the age of 14 and learning how to ...

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Fawad Khan replaces Saif Ali Khan in ‘Mr Chaloo’ The Pakistani heartthrob Fawad Khan might replace Saif Ali Khan to play a scheming womaniser in Reema Kagti’s next.According to Indian media reports, Fawad Khan is slated to play a scheming womanizer in Reema Kagti’s film ‘Mr. Chaloo’. As the title suggests, Fawad will reportedly play a handsome charmer who will traps women in his romance and then flees with their money. Saif Ali Khan was previously approached for the movie, but he couldn’t do ...

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Amitabh Bachchan named ‘Timeless Fashion Icon’ Megastar Amitabh Bachchan has been named ‘Timeless Fashion Icon’ at Filmfare Glamour Style and Fashion Awards. Bachchan is widely regarded as one of the greatest and most influential actors in the history of Indian Cinema. Bachchan has won many awards in his Bollywood career.According to Indian media reports, the 72-year-old Star said, “Strange are the ways of life. From ‘time’ to ‘timeless’. Time passed in one. Timeless recognition in another! Dear Lord...what prisms you put ...

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Shah Rukh Khan reinventing himself in ‘Fan’ Bollywood King Shahrukh Khan is enjoying shooting for Maneesh Sharma's ‘Fan’, who has lived with the project for eight years, he keeps challenging the Bollywood superstar to come up with a different approach.SRK said he is in a way reinventing himself as despite the highest regard, 'Band Baaja Baraat' helmer Maneesh does not hesitate to tell him when he slips into familiar zones. Shah Rukh further said Maneesh, who assisted Aditya Chopra during the making ...