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Harish Raj's directorial venture 'Gun' passable

Harish Raj's directorial venture 'Gun' passable Film: "Gun"; Cast: Harish Raj, Nikitha, Mallika Kapoor, Rangayana Raghu, P. N.

Sathya, M. S. Umesh, Sundarashree and others; Story, Screenplay: Harish Raj-Manju Mandavya; Direction: Harish Raj; Music: Ranie Raphel; Rating: **

Court notice to UTV reality show 'Emotional Atyachaar'

Court notice to UTV reality show 'Emotional Atyachaar' New Delhi, Feb 23 : The Delhi High Court Wednesday issued notice to the ministries of information and broadcasting and home affairs, chairman of UTV and team of the reality show "Emotional Atyachaar" following a plea seeking a ban on the show due to its "vulgar" content.

A division bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Sanjeev Khanna asked all the concerned parties to reply within four weeks on the plea filed by NGO Indraprastha People.

Pakistani singer Rahat Ali Khan, manager fined Rs. 15 lakh

Rahat Ali KhanNew Delhi, Feb 20 : Pakistani singer Rahat Fateh Ali Khan and his manager Maroof have been fine Rs. 15 lakh in connection with the recovery of undeclared foreign currency from them at the airport in Delhi on February 13.

Earlier, Directorate of Revenue Intelligence officials questioned the singer extensively to find out where the money came from and why it was not declared.

According to the sources, the money he was carrying was received for his seven performances. On the basis of information, the investigating agency carried out raids at forex dealers premises in Andheri.

MMRCA deal hot topic at record breaking AeroIndia

medium multi-role combat aircraftAeroIndia air show is a five day show which begun on Wednesday at the Yelahanka air base. This is the eighth AeroIndia air show which has broken all the records in terms of number of visitors. The first three days ended on Friday has recorded more than 1.75 lakh visitors.

AeroIndia is all about business as focus is majorly on the biggest tender ever floated by India till date. Indian defense has to buy 126 medium multi-role combat aircraft (MMRCA).   

A lighthouse museum, at a cost of Rs.5 crore, will come up on the Marina

G K Vasan

Shipping ministry had announced to transform the lighthouses which are under ‘no-go zones’ into tourist attractions. Many lighthouses across the country are going through their worse period but shipping ministry has decided to renovate these lighthouses.   

To accomplish this plan, Union shipping minister G K Vasan on Saturday announced the launch of lighthouse tourism project with a budget of Rs 300 crore. It is expected that the project will be implemented in three years.

New Terminal of Thiruvananthapuram International Airport

New Terminal of Thiruvananthapuram International AirportPrime Minister Manmohan Singh on Saturday inaugurated the new international terminal of the Thiruvananthapuram Airport. He had arrived at this decision after months of uncertainty. The new international terminal will commence from March 1.

The major objective of launching the new container terminal at Vallarpadam and the new airport terminal of international standards is to improve the transport infrastructure and connectivity in the state, said by Prime Minister in his inaugural speech.

Credit Card Numbers going down in India

As per data submitted by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI), credit card number has been steadily falling from April 2010 to December 2010. There were 19.3 million in April 2010 whereas in December 2010 it reaches at 18.1 million.

This shows that credit card number reduced by 12.3%.

During current fiscal year banks are more cautious over issuing credit cards because they have experienced recession in past few years. On the occurrence of recession, banks have witnessed defaults as a result banks have started blocking the outflow of credit. Banks are treating credit cards as personal loans because they are unsecured and funds are used for incurring personal expenses.  

Sonakshi To Sweat Out For Race Sequel!

Sonakshi Ro Sweat Out For Race Sequel!One film old Sonakshi Sinha is following up a painstaking exercise schedule to lose weight for her roles in forthcoming films including Joker and Race 2.

Bollywood's latest sensation, who had been quite chubby, decreased her weight for her first flick Dabangg.

This was as suggested by Bollywood hunk Salman Khan, whom Sonakshi considers her adviser.

Sonakshi has hit the gymnasium and has been exercising hard without taking a break.

As per reports, the actress will be seen in the second part of Race.

Indian Musician Ranjit Barot To Set Music At The World Economic Forum In Davos

Indian Musician Ranjit Barot To Set Music At The World Economic Forum In DavosIndian music director and arranger Ranjit Barot is going to perform at the World Economic Forum (WEF), which is being held in Davos from January 26 to 30. Along with another fellow percussionist Sridar Parthasarathy, Barot will perform a special score `India Inclusive' in the Swiss ski resort.

Five Releases In Kollywood This Friday!

Five Releases In Kollywood This FridayKollywood will have five releases today and the announcement comes suddenly as some of them were pending for a long time. Among these five Tamil films, two are dubbed movies and the three are straight releases.

Among the straight releases, we have Vaada Poda Nanbargal, Pathinaru and Pazhagiyathe Pirivatharka. The Green Hornet and Idhu Enga Boomi are dubbed movies.

Maa Exchange: Apara Mehta And Sarita Berry-Home Is Where The Heart Is

Maa Exchange: Apara Mehta And Sarita Berry-Home Is Where The Heart IsMaa Exchange had the celebrities Apara Mehta and Sudesh Berry's wife Sarita Berry spending the last four days with their own rules imposed and those were the most trying days for them both.

Eminent Scriptwriter, Matthew Robbins, Asserts That Susanna Of ‘7 Khoon Maaf’ Is An ‘Adorable Monster’

Eminent Scriptwriter, Matthew Robbins, Asserts That Susanna Of ‘7 Khoon Maaf’ Is An ‘Adorable Monster’Vishal Bharadwaj, the victorious Bollywood director, sought the assistance of Matthew Robbins, a prominent Hollywood scriptwriter, to inscribe the script of `7 Khoon Maaf' (7KM), which is Bharadwaj's celluloid version of Ruskin Bond's short story, Susanna's Seven Husbands (SSH).

Pride Of Telugu Cinema, Nageshwara Rao Gets Padma Vibhushan

Pride Of Telugu Cinema, Nageshwara Rao Gets Padma VibhushanAkkineni Nageshwara Rao has been awarded yet another honour by the government of India. Recognizing his contribution to the growth of Telugu Film industry both by being an actor par excellence and producer, the government announced the Padma Vibhushan for him on January 25. The award adds to the already existing list of prestigious awards he has won both by the film industry and the government.

Pawan Kalyan Takes Chulbul Pandey To Tollywood

Pawan Kalyan Takes Chulbul Pandey To TollywoodTollywood superstar Pawan Kalyan is all set to take Bollywood’s super cool character Chulbul Pandey to Tollywood. The actor is going to debut as a producer by remaking the Telugu version of the superhit hit Hindi film of 2010 Dabangg.

In fact, Pawan will turn the Chulbul Pandey of Tollywood in the Telugu version of the film. Bollywood star Salman Khan made this super cop character popular through his maverick performance. Now, Pawan Kalyan will have to work very hard to recreate the charm of Salman Khan.

Ram Gopal Varma Pays Nothing To Cast And Crew For His Next Telugu Flick

Ram Gopal VarmaAfter offering an action flick like Rakhta Charitram for his Telugu viewers, filmmaker Ram Gopal Varma is all set to entertain his viewers with an experimental commercial project. The director will include only a five member crew and present-day digital technology for shooting this film in only five days.

Popular Actress Yamuna Caught Red Handed

Popular Actress Yamuna Caught Red HandedYamuna, the popular actress who has been seen in many films and serials and was well appreciated for her roles in popular daily soaps has reportedly been caught red handed in a prostitution racket.

The actress was reportedly amongst a big group of such racketeers caught red handed at a high end hotel in Bangalore recently.

Shah Rukh Khan Set To Be A Part Of Omani Lifestyle!

Shah Rukh KhanAs the Sultanate of Oman gears for one of its biggest festivals, guess who has been invited to be a part of the do and enchant the visitors? The almost month long Muscat Festival, which kicks off on January 27 will see Badhsah of Bollywood, Shah Rukh Khan performing at it on February 17.

Vinayan’s Fifth Tamil Movie 'Kadhal Vedham' Stars Newcomer In Male Lead

Vinayan’s Fifth Tamil Movie 'Kadhal Vedham' Stars Newcomer In Male LeadMollywood director Vinayan is now working on his fifth Kollywood film Kadhal Vedham, which has a newcomer named Muralikrishna in the male lead role. He has signed actress Meghna Raj of Kadhal Solla Vandhen fame for the female lead role.

Gautham will be seen in the second male lead role. Apart from the young faces, Vinayan has also cast veteran actors like Thilakan and Charu Hassan to play other important roles. They play freedom fighters, who raise their voice against selfish politicians.

Himesh Is Coming Out With An International Album Titled '@ Da EGE'

Himesh ReshammiyaWe all remember Singer Himesh Reshammiya I suppose! Yes, he is the singer with the nasal twang who became immensely popular in Bollywood, few years back with his catchy songs which were both sung and directed by him. There was something about this guy, he was unique. He faced a lot of controversies and a lot of parody and mimics tried to make fun of his unique nasal voice and microphone holding style but it could never suppress him. He achieved heights of stardom as his songs reached almost every corner of India. From an auto rickshaw in Mumbai to an uptown gathering in Kolkata, his songs were played in every occasion.

Shatrughan Sinha Faces Arrest Warrant In Bihar

Shatrughan Sinha Faces Arrest Warrant In BiharShatrughan Sinha is now standing on the other side of the law in Bihar. The actor turned MP from the political party BJP has been issued an arrest warrant on the charges of violating the model code. Sinha was holding a meeting in Bihar for the upcoming election last year for the candidate from Ramnagar.

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