‘There’s a story everywhere’

THE masterminds behind popular Indian television shows are big thinking producers such as Deepak Dhar. A remarkable journey has seen him rise up through the ranks to deliver hugely popular shows, including ARRived, Hostages, Bombers, Nach Baliye 9, The Kapil Sharma Show, Khatron Ke Khiladi, MasterChef India and Bigg Boss. He recently set up Banijay […]

Mersal: Producers say they will delete scenes that have caused ‘misunderstanding’

Facing criticism from the Tamil Nadu BJP over dialogues allegedly flaying the GST in “Mersal”, the film production house today said that if needed, it would delete scenes that have caused “misunderstanding”. It also said that the BJP’s opposition to some dialogues in “Mersal” was “just” from its own perspective. Giving indication that a truce […]

Biographical film on Arvind Kejriwal to hit cinemas on Nov 17

A documentary on Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, who left bureaucracy to become a social activist and then plunged into the rough-and-tumble of politics, will hit theatres on November 17. Global media giant Vice has acquired the biographical film, “An Insignificant Man”, for a world-wide release. Vice has announced it will now be partnering with […]

Rock book keeper banned

DEEP PURPLE ACCOUNTANT ‘BORROWED’ MILLIONS FROM BAND’S COMPANY THE former accountant of rock band Deep Purple has been banned as company di­rector for 11 years after em­bezzling at least £2 million from two separate companies responsible for managing the band’s copyrights. Following an investigation by the Insolvency Service, Dipak Rao was found to have been […]

Salman to promote Barnardo’s work worldwide

BOLLYWOOD superstar Salman Khan has been named Barnardo’s first international ambassador. Khan, who runs his own charitable trust called Being Human – The Salman Khan Foundation in India, made the announcement last Sunday night (17) at The O2 Arena in London during a performance of his stage show Da-Bangg. The star said: “We are all […]

Ready or Not play explores climate of distrust towards Muslims

LISTENING to the onslaught of headlines about Muslims in the news took its toll on writer Naylah Ahmed, but it also stimulated her creative juices and provided the inspiration behind her latest play. The Birmingham based playwright explained that Ready or Not delves into important issues because it is trying to respond to what has […]