FDCI to present textile, fashion show at Make in India Week

New Delhi, Feb 10 : In keeping with the government’s initiative to showcase the prowess of the country’s robust manufacturing sector, ‘Weaves of Banaras’ will be unfurled as part of the Make in India Week. The commerce and industry ministry and the Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion in collaboration with Fashion Design Council of […]

‘Irudhi Suttru’ director makes guru Mani Ratnam proud

Chennai, Feb 10 : Filmmaker Sudha Kongara, erstwhile assistant of Mani Ratnam, has impressed her mentor with her latest Tamil-Hindi bilingual “Irudhi Suttru”, which features R. Madhavan as a boxing coach. “He quite enjoyed the film. He told me, ‘Great film, good show’. He hugged me and said, ‘You will reach great heights’. He’s eager […]

Kristen Stewart, Helena Bonham Carter in talks for ‘JT Leroy’

Los Angeles, Feb 10 : Actors Kristen Stewart and Helena Bonham Carter are in talks to join James Franco in the biopic “JT Leroy”, a Hollywood-set transgender story. Justin Kelly, who directed Franco in 2015 film “I Am Michael”, will helm the film from a script he wrote, reports hollywoodreporter.com. The true story goes behind […]

In ‘zeal for unity’, Indian, Pakistani filmmakers to bridge divide

New Delhi, Feb 10 : In the midst of political controversies between India and Pakistan, six Indian directors including Aparna Sen, Tanuja Chandra and Ketan Mehta and six Pakistani directors of the likes of Mehreen Jabbar, Sabiha Sumar and Meenu Farjad are coming together on a common platform for an apolitical exchange to mark the […]

Telugu actor Akhil turns auto driver for a cause

Hyderabad, Feb 10 : Actor Akhil Akkineni on Tuesday drove an auto-rickshaw as part of a fundraising event organised by an NGO here. As part of the charity, Akhil drove an auto-rickshaw to raise money for a seven-year-old boy, a chronic kidney patient. “Akhil took the onlookers by surprise by driving the auto in the […]

Charlize Theron as villain in ‘Fast 8’?

Los Angeles, Feb 10 : Oscar-winning actress Charlize Theron is in talks to join the cast of upcoming action film “Fast 8”, as a new villain. While it’s unclear where negotiations stand currently, sources close to the situation say that the Universal Pictures is eager to add Theron to the ensemble cast, reports variety.com. Vin […]