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Arts & Leisure - Movies

‘Lagaan’ Actor Dies of Heart Attack Bollywood actor Rajesh Vivek, mainly known for his roles in superhits like ‘Lagaan’ and ‘Swades’, died due to a heart attack in Hyderabad today. According to Indian media reports, Rajesh, known for his role of the astrologer Guran in Aamir Khan-starrer ‘Lagaan’, and as the postman in Shah Rukh Khan's ‘Swades’, was shooting in Hyderabad for a southern film where he had a massive heart attack. His friend Vishnu Sharma told an Indian media, “I knew Rajesh for more than 40 years. It's extremely sad and a huge loss to the industry. He passed away on Thursday around 3 o'clock in the afternoon”. Vivek appeared in some of the films like ‘Bunty Aur Babli’, ‘Bhoot Uncle’, ‘What’s Your Rashee’, ‘Agnipath’, ‘Son of Sardaar’ and ‘Dishkiyaaun’.Copyright Business Recorder, 2016

Arts & Leisure - Movies

Vidya Balan to Work in a Pakistani Movie? Bollywood actress Vidya Balan has expressed her desire to work in a Pakistani movie but first she wants to improve her Urdu language. According to a local media report, Balan said, “I think there’s a whole new wave of cinema there as well, I would love to do a film in Pakistan. There’s no question about that. I’ll have to perfect my Urdu before of course. I’ve been to Karachi years ago as well and ...

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'Harry Potter' star Alan Rickman dies aged 69 LONDON: Veteran British actor Alan Rickman, a master of playing menacing screen villains, has died at the age of 69 after suffering from cancer, his family said Thursday.The Golden Globe and BAFTA-winning film, television and theatre star possessed a rich, smooth voice and brooding delivery that helped make him a sex symbol as well as an archetypal "baddie" actor."The actor and director Alan Rickman has died from cancer at the age of 69. He was ...

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'The Revenant' leads Oscar nominations LOS ANGELES: "The Revenant," a harrowing survival thriller starring Leonardo DiCaprio as a 19th century fur trapper, topped the Oscars nominations list Thursday with 12 nods, including for best picture, actor and director.In second place was dystopian action film "Mad Max: Fury Road," with 10 nominations, followed by space blockbuster "The Martian," about an astronaut stranded on the Red Planet, with seven.The nominations, announced at a pre-dawn ceremony in Beverly Hills organized by the Academy ...

Arts & Leisure - Music

Janet Jackson reschedules dates in sign of recovery NEW YORK: Janet Jackson on Thursday rescheduled concerts she had previously cancelled in a new sign of her solid recovery from a mystery illness.The pop superstar had announced on Christmas Eve that she was postponing a number of shows because she needed an urgent operation on which she declined to elaborate.Jackson on her website confirmed that she would restart her tour on March 30 in Birmingham, England, which was already set to be the first ...

Arts & Leisure - Lifestyle

Pics Treat; Bollywood Rocked Dabboo Ratnani’s Calendar Launch Glamour photographer Dabboo Ratnani’s annual calendar has been a hallmark in B-town. Every big star of Bollywood film industry wants to be a part of that calendar. Tuesday evening’s launch party for the 2016 edition of Dabboo’s calendar was a star studded affair as every year. This year calendar features Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Shah Rukh Khan, Hrithik Roshan, Amitabh Bachchan, Abhishek Bachchan, John Abraham, Priyanka Chopra, Vidya Balan, Parineeti Chopra, Akshay Kumar, Alia Bhatt, Farhan ...

Arts & Leisure - Arts

Celebrities Reacts as ‘Comedy Nights with Kapil’ Comes To an End Popular Indian comedy show ‘Comedy Nights with Kapil’ has now come to an end as the makers of the show has shot the final episode on Tuesday. B-town celebrities are disappointed with this decision.During a recent calendar launch of celebrity photographer Dabboo Ratnani, celebrities were asked about Kapil and his show, which will reportedly go off air on January 17. ‘King of Bollywood’ Shah Rukh Khan said, “He's a very talented man, one of the ...