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India stun Indonesia in Sudirman Cup badminton championship
May 23, 2017 18:45 IST
By Leslie Xavier
Getty images
what happened: India stunned Indonesia 4-1, staying in knockouts race at Sudirman Cup badminton championship.
what it means: Indian won riding on the good shows by K Srikanth, PV Sindhu and Ashwini Ponnappa, who won the mixed doubles and women's doubles matches, with Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and N Sikki Reddy respectively.
what next: Denmark and India have a win each. Knockouts would be decided after Indonesia-Denmark tie Wednesday.
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Kvitova to make 'last-minute decision' on French Open
May 23, 2017 18:33 IST
By Leslie Xavier
Reuters
what happened: Petra Kvitova will make a "last-minute decision" whether to compete in the French Open.
what it means: Kvitova is preparing for a comeback five months after her playing hand was badly injured as she fought off a knife-wielding intruder at her home in the eastern Czech town of Prostejov in December.
what next: The draw for the May 28-June 11 French Open is Friday and Kvitova could still make the tournament.
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Nawazuddin Siddiqui says he won't ask for work in Hollywood
May 23, 2017 17:52 IST
By Sneha Mahadevan
HT Photo
what happened: Nawazuddin Siddiqui says that he will never ask for roles in Hollywood.
what it means: Nawazuddin says that he is quite happy with the kind of roles being offered to him in Bollywood and does not feel the need to go asking for roles in Hollywood.
what next: Nawazuddin will be seen in Manto where he plays playwright, Sadat Hassan Manto.
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NDA ally Swabhimani Paksha headed for a split?
May 23, 2017 17:52 IST
By Faisal Malik
Hindustan Times
what happened: Swabhimani Paksha, the NDA ally  headed by farmers’ leader Raju Shetti, could be heading for a split
what it means: Party's lone minister in the BJP led state government, Sadabhau Khot  skipped party’s Mumbai-Pune march, organised to protest over the farmers’ issues, including the demand for farm loan waiver.
what next: This has led to speculations that Khot will break away from his organisation and join the BJP soon.
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Sushant says none of his characters are like him in life.
May 23, 2017 17:50 IST
By Sneha Mahadevan
HT Photo
what happened: Sushant Singh Rajput says he does not want to play himself in films as it is not exciting for him.
what it means: When Sushant was asked if any of the characters that he essays is close to his personality, the actor said, "None of them are similar to my own character. In fact, I will not play myself on screen."
what next: Sushant will be seen in Raabta that releases on June 9.
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Dangal becomes top grossing non-Hollywood film in China
May 23, 2017 17:37 IST
By Naina Arora
Twitter/@aamir_khan
what happened: The Aamir Khan-starrer released in China on May 5, and has crossed 806 million yuan (Rs 758.4 cr).
what it means: Dangal has broken the record of Japanese fantasy drama, Your Name, which netted Rs 545 crore at the box office last year. Aamir's films (earlier 3 Idiots and PK) do exceptionally well in China.
what next: Dangal — based on the Phogat family — continues to run in about 7000 screens in China.
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Kiran says Aamir didn't recommend Fatima for film.
May 23, 2017 17:26 IST
By Henna Rakheja
IANS
what happened: Kiran Rao rubbishes rumours of Aamir Khan recommending Fatima Sana Shaikh for Thugs Of Hindostan.
what it means: Since it was confirmed that Fatima and Aamir will act together again, after Dangal, rumours were that she received Aamir’s recommendation. But neither Aamir nor Fatima have spoken on this topic.
what next: Also starring actors Amitabh Bachchan and Katrina Kaif, Thugs... will release in 2018.
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Non-bailable arrest warrant against Tamil film actors
May 23, 2017 17:24 IST
By Shreya Mukherjee
HT File Photo
what happened: The list has the name of eight Tamil actors including Sathyaraj, Suriya, R Sarathkumar and Sripriya.
what it means: It was issued after they failed to appear before court for a defamation case filed by a journalist alleging them of attacking all journalists, while talking about an article tainting female actors.
what next: We will now have to wait and see how the actors react to the issue.
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Tubelight gets a U certificate from CBFC
May 23, 2017 17:23 IST
By Nikita Saxena
Salman Khan/ Instagram
what happened: Director of the film Kabir Khan, tweeted the U certificate that CBFC has given the film.
what it means: The film Tubelight is set in the 1962 Indo-China War. The film will have political undertones, therefore a U certificate from CBFC comes as a bit of a surprise.
what next: The trailer of the film starring Salman Khan and directed by Kabir Khan is set to release on 25 May.
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Anil Sharma hosts mahurat of his new movie
May 23, 2017 16:48 IST
By Collin Rodrigues
HT Photo
what happened: Film-maker Anil Sharma recently hosted the mahurat of his new movie, Genius.
what it means: At the mahurat, Javed Akhtar broke the coconut, Dharmendra gave the first clap and Hema Malini switched on the camera to take the first shot. Sharma's son, Utkarsh Sharma, makes his debut in the film.
what next: The film's shooting is reportedly scheduled to start in November this year.
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Manoj Bajpayee feels actor Tabu is a simple soul
May 23, 2017 16:43 IST
By Pooja Sharma
HT Photo
what happened: Manoj Bajpayee says actor Tabu is a very simple person at heart.
what it means: Bajpayee, who worked with Tabu in the movie Missing, said working with her was a great experience. He feels she doesn’t carry the baggage of being a star, and is well read and talented.
what next: Bajpayee will next be seen in the film Love Sonia.
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Tisca Chopra stars in new international film, The Hungry
May 23, 2017 16:38 IST
By Kavita Awaasthi
HT Photo
what happened: Tisca Chopra has finished shooting for an international film called The Hungry.
what it means: Chopra plays a bold and sensuous character in The Hungry, which also features Naseeruddin Shah and Neeraj Kabi. The film is based on the Shakespeare's play, Titus Andronicus.
what next: The film, which was been shot in North India, is currently in the post-production phase.
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Farah Khan wants keep working for another 20-25 years
May 23, 2017 16:30 IST
By Pooja Sharma
HT Photo
what happened: Farah Khan says she would like to work for another 20 to 25 years in the entertainment industry.
what it means: Khan, who entered Bollywood in 1992 as a choreographer with Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikandar in 1992, completed 25 years in the film industry this May.
what next: The director is currently penning a few scripts.
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Nandita Das feels people put film festivals on a pedestal
May 23, 2017 16:25 IST
By Kavita Awaasthi
HT Photo
what happened: Nandita Das says people think of film festivals as if they are the ultimate judge of good cinema.
what it means: Speaking about the importance of the Cannes film festival for Bollywood, Das said it's a haven for movie lovers, but such festivals are often too glorified.
what next: Das is currently working on Manto, which stars Nawazuddin Siddiqui.
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After Dear Maya, Manisha wants to holiday in the mountains
May 23, 2017 16:12 IST
By Rajany Pradhan
HT Photo
what happened: Manisha Koirala says after the promotions for Dear Maya, she would enjoy a break in the mountains.
what it means: Koirala will soon be seen in Dear Maya, which has been directed and written by Sunaina Bhatnagar. The movie also features Madiha Imam and Shreya Chaudhary.
what next: Dear Maya will be released on June 2.
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Trailer for Salman Khan's Tubelight to be released on May 25
May 23, 2017 16:01 IST
By Rajany Pradhan
HT Photo
what happened: Director Kabir Khan said on Twitter that another trailer for Tubelight will be released on May 25.
what it means: This will be the movie's second trailer. Recently, the first teaser of the film crossed 10 million views in less than 48 hours on YouTube.
what next: Tubelight hits the screens on June 23.
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Aditya Roy Kapoor to endorse eyewear brand
May 23, 2017 15:55 IST
By Collin Rodrigues
HT Photo
what happened: Aditya Roy Kapoor has been signed as the new brand ambassador for Gio Collection Eyewear.
what it means: Brandzstorm India Marketing, the distributor for Gio Collection in India, has appointed the actor as the face of the brand.
what next: Brandztorm says it will soon launch a multimedia marketing campaign for Gio Eyewear.
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Shailene Woodley goes blonde
May 23, 2017 15:39 IST
By Susan Jose
Instagram/KariHillHair
what happened: Shailene Woodley has dyed her hair beach blonde with buttery highlights.
what it means: Woodley’s hairstylist, Kari Hill, posted a picture of the actress flaunting her new hairdo.
what next: Woodley will next be seen in Divergent Series: Allegiant - Part 2, which is set to release June 7.
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State stays hike in ready reckoner rates on land in MMR
May 23, 2017 13:10 IST
By Faisal Malik
Hindustan Times
what happened: Maharashtra govt has stayed hike in ready reckoner rates for land in the Mumbai Metropolitan Region.
what it means: The hike was put on hold for a month after representatives of the realty sector requested Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis to consider the slowdown in the sector following demonetization.
what next: The government has asked the stamp and registration department to suggest fresh formula for RR rates
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Demand for more time to study DP not right: BMC chief
May 23, 2017 11:13 IST
By Tanushree Venkatraman
Hindustan Times
what happened: Mumbai civic chief Ajoy Mehta is not in favour of an extension to the Development Plan (DP) 2034.
what it means: In a letter to the state government, Mehta has said that the demand for more time to study the plan (by the corporators) is not right. Shiv Sena recently demanded another extension to pass the plan.
what next: BMC is awaiting a reply from the state which is yet to respond to the letter demanding an extension.
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Moyes resigns as Sunderland coach after relegation
May 22, 2017 22:59 IST
By Leslie Xavier
AP
what happened: David Moyes has resigned as Sunderland manager following their relegation from the Premier League.
what it means: The 54-year-old Scot was appointed last July and oversaw a desperate season that saw Sunderland finish 16 points adrift of safety at the foot of the table.
what next: It is his third successive short-lived stint at a club, following Manchester United and Sociedad.
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Ex-MotoGP champ Nicky Hayden dies after cycling accident
May 22, 2017 22:52 IST
By Leslie Xavier
AP
what happened: Nicky Hayden has died of severe brain damage 5 days after he was hit by car while cycling in Italy.
what it means: The American former MotoGP champion, who was racing in Superbike World Championship this year, was struck by a car while training on his bicycle along Italy's Adriatic Coast. He was 35.
what next: Judicial authorities have opened an investigation into the accident that led to Hayden's death.
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Bipasha to endorse a beachwear brand?
May 22, 2017 19:08 IST
By Sneha Mahadevan
Pramod Thakur/HT
what happened: Bipasha Basu Singh Grover was approached by a clothing brand to endorse their beachwear collection.
what it means: The actor posts a lot of pictures of herself in beachwear. This has apparently attracted the attention of a clothing brand, who want her to be the face of their beachwear range.
what next: Bipasha is currently reading some scripts before she finalises her next project.
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Huma says there is an audience for horror films in India
May 22, 2017 19:04 IST
By Sneha Mahadevan
HT Photo
what happened: Actor Huma Qureshi says that there is a lot of scope and potential for horror films in India.
what it means: Qureshi will star in Dobara, the Indian adaptation of the 2015 horror film, Oculus, alongside her brother Saqib Saleem.
what next: Dobaara releases on June 2.
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