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Veteran Tamil comedy actor Alwa Vasu passes away

Veteran Tamil comedy actor Alwa Vasu, who has appeared in over 500 films, passed away on Thursday night around 10.30 pm due to liver ailment. According to reports, the ‘Amaidhi Padai’ actor was undergoing treatment in a private hospital in Madurai for the past six months. Vasu was discharged from the hospital after the doctors declared that no further treatment ... Read More »

Police summon actor Oviya for probe

Film actor Oviya alias Helen, a popular contestant in the ‘Bigg Boss’ reality show hosted by veteran actor Kamal Haasan, who recently exited on medical grounds, has been summoned by the Nazarathpet police in connection with a complaint alleging that she had attempted suicide inside the sets of the show. The complainant, an advocate, said that participants in the show ... Read More »

Atomic Blonde: Action without substance

The 80s are synonymous with hair-spray teased coifs, eyesore shoulder pads and synth pop music. The last bit does make its way into Atomic Blonde as the backdrop for one of the coolest spies we’ve seen on screen. It’s 1989, and the film, told through flashback, starts off with a bruised and battered Lorraine Broughton (Charlize Theron) soaking in a ... Read More »

Punjab court issues arrest warrant against Rakhi Sawant

A court here rejected the anticipatory bail application of actress Rakhi Sawant and issued a fresh arrest warrant against her for failing to appear in the court today in a case of hurting communal sentiments. Judicial magistrate Vishav Gupta posted the matter for September 5. Lawyers of Sawant, meanwhile, moved an application in the court of district sessions judge Gurbir ... Read More »

Veteran actor Robert Hardy dies

Robert Hardy, a veteran British stage and screen actor who played Minister for Magic Cornelius Fudge in the Harry Potter movies, has died. He was 91. Born in 1925, Hardy began his career in Shakespearean roles onstage in Stratford-upon-Avon in the years after Second World War. Between 1978 and 1990 he played eccentric veterinarian Siegfried Farnon in All Creatures Great ... Read More »

Alankrita Shrivastava: Storytelling has been controlled by men

‘Lipstick Under My Burkha’ director Alankrita Shrivastava said she is happy making women-oriented films, even being criticised for doing so, as she feels storytelling in cinema has mainly been controlled by men. “I often get criticised for my work for flushing out male characters. Storytelling has been completely male dominated. Storytelling has been controlled by men,” Shrivastava said here on ... Read More »