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Pope Francis documentary to hit US theaters in May

LOS ANGELES: Pope Francis is heading to the big screen to talk life, the universe, and everything in a rare Vatican-backed theatrical documentary, studio executives announced Wednesday. Written and directed by three-time Oscar nominee Wim Wenders, Pope Francis — A Man of his Word opens in the US on May 18, Focus Features said. In the documentary, an almost unheard-of …

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FIR filed against song Manikya Malaraya Poovi for hurting Muslims’ sentiments

Police lodged an FIR against the director of a forthcoming Malayalam film on a Hyderabadi man’s complaint that the lyrics of a song in Oru Adaar Love hurt the sentiments of Muslims. Manikya Malaraya Poovi, a song that makes Priya Varrier famous due to her outstanding expressions, speaks about Prophet Mohammed (PBUH) in a derogatory way. Young man Zaheer Khan …

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India serves ex-James Bond show cause notice

NEW DELHI (AFP) – Former 007 star Pierce Brosnan has been asked to explain why he features in a commercial for an Indian mouth freshener linked to chewing tobacco, Delhi authorities said Wednesday. Health officials in the Indian capital said they had issued a show cause notice requiring Brosnan justify his starring in a James Bond-style ad dating back to …

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Berlin film fest turns down #MeToo plea to turn red carpet black

BERLIN: Organisers of the Berlin International Film Festival on Wednesday declined a call to have movie stars walk a black, rather than red, carpet as a symbol of support for the campaign against sexual harassment in the industry. After January’s Golden Globes ceremony where people wore black on the red carpet to express solidarity with the movement, more than 21,000 …

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Anushka Sharma’s ‘Pari’ teaser will give you nightmares

Watch if you dare – Anushka Sharma in her upcoming film Pari Another teaser of Anushka Sharma’s forthcoming horror film ‘Pari’ is out, and it’s enough to give anyone nightmares. In the latest video clip, Anushka has a spooky proposal for her fans: “Will you be her Valentine?” she tweeted last night. The clip shows Anushka saying ‘I love you’ …

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India serves ex-James Bond show cause notice

NEW DELHI (AFP) – Former 007 star Pierce Brosnan has been asked to explain why he features in a commercial for an Indian mouth freshener linked to chewing tobacco, Delhi authorities said Wednesday. Health officials in the Indian capital said they had issued a show cause notice requiring Brosnan justify his starring in a James Bond-style ad dating back to …

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Taylor Swift shakes off copyright lawsuit over hit song

LOS ANGELES: A lawsuit accusing singer Taylor Swift of stealing lyrics for her song “Shake It Off” was thrown out on Tuesday by a judge, who ruled the phrases in question were not sufficiently original to merit copyright protection. Swift’s 2014 song reached No. 1 on the pop charts and marked her evolution from country to pop music. Two songwriters …

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Shah Rukh Khan shares heartwarming moment with Dilip Kumar

Shah Rukh Khan paid a visit to legendary Bollywood actor Dilip Kumar Monday evening, and a heartwarming picture of the two has already gone viral on the internet. SRK is a regular visitor at the residence of Dilip Kumar, who is battling ill health like a fighter. The 95-year-old veteran looked frail as he held onto Khan’s hand, melting hearts …

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Film, TV artists express condolence over death of Qazi Wajid

Film star and TV artist Resham, veteran TV artist Masood Akhtar and Chairman Pakistan Film Producers Association Syed Noor and film and TV artist Javed Sheikh have condoled over the death of legendary TV artist Qazi Wajid. In their messages, they described his death a great loss for the Pakistan showbiz industry. Talking to APP, they said that Qazi Wajid …

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Ayesha Omer partying with Gigi Hadid is all colours of pretty

(Web Desk) – Television face Ayesha Omer is visiting the States to attend Maybelline New York Fashion Week and took to her Instagram to share a picture with Zayn Malik’s bae and cultural icon Gigi Hadid, giving us some party goals. Omer, being the Maybelline ambassador, is attending the brand’s fashion week in the New York City and met with …

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