Amitabh Bachchan tests positive for Covid-19, admitted to hospital

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 334 total views,  10 views today COURTESY BY: Actor Amitabh Bachchan has tested positive for the coronavirus. He has been admitted to hospital. “I have tested CoviD positive .. shifted to Hospital .. hospital informing authorities .. family and staff undergone tests , results awaited .. All that have been in close proximity to me in the last 10 days are requested to please get themselves tested !” he wrote on Twitter.

Scaled-down Toronto Film Festival plans virtual red carpets and drive-in screenings

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 634 total views,  10 views today COURTESY BY: The Toronto International Film Festival, one of the leading launching pads for fall movies and Oscar contenders, on Wednesday announced plans for a smaller 2020 edition with virtual red carpet premieres and drive-in screenings. The Toronto festival, held annually in early September, is typically a sprawling city-wide affair that hosts between 250-400 feature-length films and the debuts of many of the fall movie season’s top releases. Due to the pandemic, organizers said that this year’s festival will be contingent on the go-ahead from Ontario health…

How the pandemic has temporarily overthrown the tyranny of box office

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 741 total views,  10 views today COURTESY BY: The box office has always been the great leveller in Bollywood. A producer once told me that any polarisation within the industry on religious lines would necessarily be superficial because the deity they worship is success. On the flip side, you could be the biggest name, the most adored face, but fail back-to-back and you’d quickly see your star begin to dim. Years ago, I was talking to Farah Khan about gender politics in the business and she jokingly added that industrywallahs didn’t care who…

Indian Film Festival of Melbourne rescheduled to October due to Covid-19 pandemic

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 611 total views,  8 views today COURTESY BY: The Indian Film Festival of Melbourne (IFFM) has announced that the 2020 edition has been pushed ahead, with dates rescheduled from August to October due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. IFFM 2020’s program will be devised in line with public health guidance, with plans for a compact schedule taking place over a week from October 30 to November 7. “The festival is retaining the Short Film Competition and the popular dance competition (to be held on October 31, pending easing of restrictions) but the much…

Shah Rukh Khan to provide aid to child who tried to wake up dead mother at train station, says ‘I know how it feels’ to lose a parent

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 3,367 total views,  1 views today COURTESY BY: Actor Shah Rukh Khan’s Meer Foundation has pledged support towards the child from the viral Muzaffarpur railway station video. The toddler’s video of him pulling on his dead mother at the station went viral amid the migrant exodus crisis. Meer Foundation shared a picture of the child with his grandparents and said it will be looking after his well-being. “#MeerFoundation is thankful to all who helped us reach this child, whose heart wrenching video of trying to wake his mother disturbed all. We are now supporting…

Rejected Avengers Endgame sequence reveals Robert Downey Jr sendoff you’ve never seen. Until now

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 4,345 total views More than a year after its release, the design firm Exception Perception has revealed unused versions of the end credits sequence for Avengers: Endgame. Marvel fans would recall that the sequence paid special tribute to the six original stars of the franchise, Robert Downey Jr, Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, Mark Ruffalo and Jeremy Renner. The sequence in the film showed a brief montage of the actors’ journeys in the series, and juxtaposed their names with their signatures, while Alan Silvestri’s music played in the background. On its website, Exception Perception…

Scarface actor Geno Silva dies at 72

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 4,440 total views,  1 views today COURTESY BY: Actor Geno Silva, best known for his role in the 1983 crime drama Scarface, has died. He was 72. Silva passed away on May 9 at his home here of complications from frontotemporal degeneration, a form of dementia. His family shared the news of his demise, reports During his four-decade career, Silva also featured in Luis Valdez’s Zoot Suit (1981), Robert Towne’s Tequila Sunrise (1988), Steven Spielberg’s Amistad and The Lost World: Jurassic Park (both released in 1997), David Lynch’s Mulholland Drive…

Rishi Kapoor, Bollywood’s original chocolate boy, dies at 67, Amitabh Bachchan says ‘he’s destroyed’

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 6,160 total views COURTESY BY: Actor Rishi Kapoor has died at 67 after a two-year battle with leukaemia. Rishi breathed his last at the Sir HN Reliance Foundation Hospital in Mumbai. His wife and actor Neetu Kapoor was by his side. “Yes, he is no more,” Rishi’s elder brother Randhir Kapoor told Hindustan Times. A statement from the family read: Our dear Rishi Kapoor passed away peacefully at 8:45am IST in hospital today after a two-year battle with leukemia. The doctors and medical staff at the hospital said he kept them entertained…

Irfan Khan, actor extraordinaire and India’s face in the West, dies at 53

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 3,675 total views COURTESY BY: Actor Irrfan Khan has died at the age of 53, after being admitted to Mumbai’s Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital on Wednesday, where was under observation for colon infection. India’s most recognisable face in the west and an actor par excellence, Irrfan had left India shocked in 2018 when he had announced that he’d been diagnosed with neuroendocrine tumour. “‘I trust, I have surrendered,’” were the words with which his family confirmed his death, while adding, “ These were the some of the many words that Irfan expressed…

Getting to know the man MAQ [MAQ TV 24/7 Watching American Cricket]

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 5,475 total views BOCA RATON/FL -USA: Mahammad Qureshi has been hailed as the greatest cricket lover in America. He has been known as the man with the vision. He has been known for spending millions on the development of cricket in the USA. Now cricket fans can get a chance to know the man up close and personal. While the world battles the dreaded coronavirus pandemic has decided to air a number of special programs to keep fans entertained while they are confined to their homes. One of those special…