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May 15, 2019

Kamal Haasan reiterates Hindu terror remark

Chennai, May 15 : Days after creating a row with his Hindu terrorist remark, Makkal Needhi Maiam (MNM) founder Kamal Haasan reiterated on Wednesday that independent India's first extremist was a Hindu.Campaigning in Thiruparankundram Assembly constituency for his party candidate contesting in May 19 by-election, Haasan said: "In Aravakuruchi I said independent India's first extremist was a Hindu. It is an historical truth." Haasan said some people were getting angry over his remark. Haasan said all his family…

India Pavilion woos foreign filmmakers at Cannes

Cannes, May 15 : A special poster for the golden jubilee of the International Film Festival of India (IFFI) was released as the India Pavilion was inaugurated on Wednesday at the 72nd Cannes Film Festival.Amit Khare, Secretary, Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, Jerome Paillard, Executive Director, Marche Du Film, Cannes Film Market, Prasoon Joshi, Chairman, Central Board of Film Certification and National Award-winning filmmaker Rima Das were part of the inaugural session. Apart from the special IFFI poster which…

Jatin Goswami to play intelligence agent in ‘Skyfire’

Mumbai, May 15 : Actor Jatin Goswami, who featured in "Babumoshai Bandookbaaz", will make his digital debut with sci-fi show "Skyfire", in which he essays an intelligence agent.Jatin said: "I'm playing the character Sayed Ali Hassan, an intelligence agent who is brutally honest. He is on this once-in-a-lifetime kind of case that takes him to some extremely dark places." "In solving the case, he is sucked into a freaky chain of events. It is a gritty, edge-of-the-seat sci-fi thriller,"…

‘Renowned filmmakers only want to make commercial films’

Mumbai, May 15 : Filmmaker Zaigham Imam, who is gearing up for the release of his upcoming movie "Nakkash", says nowadays renowned filmmakers only want to make typical commercial films.His own film "Nakkash" is a socio-political drama shot against the backdrop of Varanasi. Asked if he feels that not many filmmakers make movies based on the political and social situation of the country, Imam told the media here: "I have a complaint with today's renowned filmmakers because they talk a lot on Twitter…

Kangana works out hard for her Cannes look

Mumbai, May 15 : Actress Kangana Ranaut has been working out hard to lose some weight she gained for her role in "Panga" so that she gets her look right at the Cannes Film Festival.Kangana has been training at Yogesh Bhateja's studio, and has lost about 5 kg in just 10 days, according to a source close to her. Bhateja said in a statement: "Kangana was supposed to gain weight for 'Panga', so the calorie structure we followed was higher. So, all of a sudden it was not easy for any person to switch from a…