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Actor-producer Anil Kapoor, who defies age with his suave style and physically fit frame, says dressing well is an art.

The "24" actor, who credits his mother for teaching him the value of being well-dressed, shared his sentiments in an interview on Colors Infinity's show "Born Stylish" with host and designer Pria Kataaria Puri.

Anil said there was a time when everybody at birthday parties thought that he was from a very rich family as he was always well-dressed, read a statement.

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"Angry Indian Goddesses" director Pan Nalin claims that he has been getting threatening calls against the content of the film, which also features a lesbian love track. However, he remains undeterred.

"I will not allow (myself) to be terrorised by messages and calls I have been receiving like, 'How dare you blaspheme Hinduism through 'Angry Indian Goddesses? We will make sure you go Charlie Hebdo way!'" or another one goes 'What did you achieve by showing these... non-Sanskari Indian c**ts!' I need not say anything more," Nalin said in a statement.

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Actress Sunny Leone says she has seen her forthcoming sex comedy "Mastizaade" and believes that the viewers won't notice any cuts while watching the "crazy, funny and outrageous" film.

"There are few rumours going on that there have been a lot of cuts, all of these things. But I have seen the movie and you're not going to feel that there are any cuts," Sunny said while announcing her new game Sunny Leone Teen Patti.

About the film, she said that it's "crazy, it's funny, it's outrageous".

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Director Sajid Khan, who has unveiled a book on Rajinikanth, says he is "truly" one of the biggest fans of the superstar. He also admires Rajinikanth for popularising regional cinema worldwide.

The "Housefull" director unveiled the book titled "The Warrior Within" here on Thursday.

"I am extremely honoured to unveil a book about Rajinikanth. It's a fantastic book. I have read some parts of it, and as an admirer now I am dying to read the whole book," Khan said at the event.

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Singer-composer Shankar Mahadevan will pay tribute to Swami Chinmayananda at charity concert, 'Spirit of India', a part of the Chinmaya Ananda Utsav which is dedicated to the late spiritual leader.

Titled "Spirit of India", the concert will take place on December 13 at Sri Shanmukhananda Chandrasekarendra Saraswathi Auditorium here and bring together under one roof youth, corporates, industrialists, acharyas, members and trustees of various Chinmaya Mission Trusts and businessmen who are followers of the mission.

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Versatile actor Sanjay Mishra, who has been lauded for his work in both mainstream and art-house cinema, says he is not "career-oriented" as acting is just a "part of his life".

Asked how his life has changed after "Masaan", Sanjay told IANS: "My life after 'Masaan' is the same like it was before. I am not very career-oriented. I have a life and a career. I am not at all career-oriented".

The 52-year-old actor says he believes in living blissfully as his career is just a part of his life.

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Filmmaker Ram Gopal Varma, known for his outspoken ways, says it was "Talibanistic" when a Muslim family was forced to leave a theatre after they did not stand up when the national anthem was played before a film's screening here.

"Respect has to come from within and cannot be enforced.. It's downright talibanistic to beat up people for not standing for national anthem," Varma posted on Twitter on Wednesday.

The filmmaker, who has helmed movies like "Shool", "Sarkar" and "The Attacks of 26/11", also said the act was the "upper limit of height of intolerance".

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With the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) demanding as many as 16 cuts in Pan Nalin's "Angry Indian Goddesses", the filmmaker says he is "super sad and hurt" with the decision.

The film reportedly invoked the wrath of the censor board, headed by Pahlaj Nihalani who was also in news for cutting short kissing scenes in James Bond film "Spectre", for showing images of Hindu goddesses and for using certain words like "adivasi", "sarkar" and "Indian figure".

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"Rang De Basanti" fame actor Kunal Kapoor is looking forward to filming his first action movie down south soon.

"I will start shooting for a film soon in a month's time. It's an action film which is exciting for me as I have never done action. It's not a multi-starrer and we will be shooting down south," Kunal told IANS at the Van Heusen + GQ Fashion Nights on Tuesday here.

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After making his acting debut with "Bombay velvet", filmmaker Karan Johar has asked Anurag Kashyap to write another role for him.

Karan was seen in a negative role in the film that starred Ranbir Kapoor and Anushka Sharma.

"@anuragkashyap72 in london! About to start filming soon! Write another role fast for me! The actor in me is exploding," Karan tweeted on Tuesday.

Set in the 1960s, "Bombay Velvet" brought back the retro days. The movie was a large screen adaptation of Gyan Prakash's "Mumbai Fables".

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Director Kabir Khan says that he is looking forward to his "Bajrangi Bhaijaan" actor Salman Khan's next film "Sultan".

"Of course, 'Sultan' is Salman's film and the person directing it is Ali Abbas Zafar, who is a very close friend of mine. He used to be my first assistant on 'New York', he is like a brother to me. So, I am looking forward to 'Sultan'," Kabir said at the screening of Pan Nalin's "Angry Indian Goddesses" here.

"The look is very good, I have seen all that has been shot and it's looking excellent," he added.

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Actress Kalki Koechlin, who starred in the Shonali Bose directorial “Margarita With A Straw” in which she plays the role of a girl with cerebral palsy, believes that disability needs visibility in our country.

With her film being screened at the first edition of the three-day International Film Festival for Persons with Disabilities (IFFPD) 2015 on Tuesday at Siri Fort, Kalki is "thrilled" and happy with the support from the government.

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Actor Ayushmann Khurrana has heaped praise over "Tamasha" and says the film is a “spiritual” journey to discover oneself.

The actor had special compliments for the stars of the film. He calls Ranbir Kapoor his “best superstar ever”, Deepika Padukone a “lover”, while he also appreciated director Imtiaz Ali for infusing life into the script.

“Discover yourself in #Tamasha. For me this guy is the best superstar ever. Spiritual. The director is such a lifer. The girl is such a lover (sic),” Ayushmann tweeted.

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Staying up all night is filmmaker Karan Johar's mantra to get a dose of reality.

Karan took to Twitter to share his late night fundas. He posted: “Late night thoughts are your reality check.”

Meanwhile, the filmmaker is busy with his next project "Ae Dil Hai Mushkil" which stars Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Anushka Sharma and Ranbir Kapoor. The film will release on June 3, next year.

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Actor Emraan Hashmi, who was once tagged as Bollywood's 'serial kisser', says censorship of films in India seems like it's "going to the dark ages".

"I feel that it's going back to the dark ages. We're not taking steps forward," Emraan said at the launch of a single "Main Rahoon Ya Na Rahoon", starring him and Esha Gupta.

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'Award Wapsi' is not his cup of tea, says filmmaker Prakash Jha, who claims his next movie "Jai Gangaajal" is his way of raising his voice against the situation in the country.

Asked about the 'Award Wapsi' campaign, Jha told IANS: "It is their (other artistes') way to protest. But I will not return my awards ever. I have ten National Awards, but did you even hear my voice during the 'Award Wapsi' movement by filmmakers?"

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India is going through tough times and we need a person who can ask questions, director Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra said here on Friday, while defending actor Aamir Khan for his comments on intolerance.

Speaking to reporters after an event at the 46th edition of the International Film Festival of India, Mehra, director of well-known blockbuster films like 'Bhag Milha Bhag' and 'Rang De Basanti', also said one has to work to make a country perfect and that running away from issues like intolerance do not help.

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Actor-politician Shatrughan Sinha has dismissed those who have called India "intolerant", and said the country is "inherently and essentially peace loving".

The "Kalicharan" actor's comment has come at a time when Aamir's comment on "despondency" and "disquiet" in the country, drew criticism.

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Filmmaker Sanjay Leela Bhansali's forthcoming magnum opus "Bajirao Mastani", which releases in cinemas worldwide on December 18, will also be dubbed and released in Tamil and Telugu.

"'Bajirao Mastani' has been a story I have been yearning to tell and I am glad that cine goers in the south regions will get to watch the film in their own language. This is a dream I have lived with for several years and I'm looking forward to audiences across markets living my dream with me," Bhansali said in a statement.

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Filmmaker Prakash Jha, who is known for his socio-political films, is in favour of scrapping the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) as he questions “why should someone else have control over our morality and liking”.

Jha asserted that self-censorship should be the next step.

“I'm against censor. There should be no censor. People who want to see will see it anyway. There should be self-censorship. Why should someone else have control over our morality, understanding and liking,” Jha told IANS on the sidelines of Film Bazaar here.

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Actor Vivek Oberoi says he does not believe in censorship and feels people have to be liberal with content.

“Honestly, I'm not a fan of censorship and I do not believe in it. I believe we have to proceed and progress through the time. I was asked by some people from government (about it), and this is the opinion I gave them," he said at an event here.

The censor board has been in news of late as it snipped by half the length of a kiss in James Bond movie "Spectre".

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Media-inspired negativity is killing the country, filmmaker Priyadarshan said on Wednesday, in the wake of the row triggered by Bollywood star Aamir Khan's comments about intolerance.

"Media is killing the country. They like only negative things. Look at our newspapers, they are all about political fights and such stuff," Priyadarshan told the media on the sidelines of an event at the 46th International Film Festival of India.

The national award winning director of films like "Virasat" and "Hera Pheri" also accused the media of blowing random incidents out of proportion.

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After helming pertinent Hindi films like "Parinda", "1942: A Love Story" and a Hollywood film "Broken Horses", filmmaker Vidhu Vinod Chopra says he is planning to go back to the director's chair, but not with some "overdramatic" script.

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Vivacious Parineeti Chopra will soon be seen in a new commercial endorsing a moisturising lotion that promises to take care of winter woes and ensure proper skincare in the harsh months ahead.

The National Award winner will endorse Emami Ltd's new variant of skincare products - ABoroPlus Cocoa Soft Moisturising Lotion.

"Parineeti is the latest entrant to the Emami endorsers' club and becomes the face for brand BoroPlus which boasts an ensemble star power like Amitabh Bachchan and Kangana Ranaut.

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Filmmaker Shekhar Kapur, best known for his award-winning films like "Masoom", "Bandit Queen" and "Elizabeth", says to make "Paani" a reality, he has to take it somewhere else.

"I tried to make it in India but turns out that it is not possible. So, I have decided to take it somewhere else," Kapur said on the sidelines of Film Bazaar.

The science fiction film, which will deal with water scarcity with Sushant Singh Rajput and Ayesha Kapoor in lead roles, has been shelved many times due to several reasons.

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Shekhar Kapur has embarked on a quest to sneak into Lord Buddha's mind when he attained enlightenment, with his camera.

The filmmaker says he is making a short film on what went in the mind of Buddha at the time of awakening in a more virtual and immersive space.

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Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan's production banner Red Chillies Entertainments Pvt Ltd has for the second time tied up with WD, a Western Digital data storage company. This time, their collaboration is for "Dilwale".

As part of the association, WD supported the making of the Rohit Shetty directorial by providing storage technology solutions on which the entire movie was stored and edited.

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The failure of "Bombay Velvet", Anurag Kashyap's most ambitious project starring Ranbir Kapoor and Anushka Sharma, still gives him nightmares. Weighed down by the financial burden post the film, he says he has learnt his lesson about making films in a controlled budget.

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Weaving in a story with a “real-life context” and with superstars in mainstream cinema is quite a challenge, says filmmaker Kabir Khan, known for films like "Kabul Express", "New York" and the blockbuster "Bajrangi Bhaijaan".

“Commercial success is important, because in the end I’m making cinema. The struggle and challenge is to get slightly real cinema into mainstream cinema -- to be able to make real context films with the superstars,” Kabir, who worked with superstar Salman Khan in "Bajrangi Bhaijaan", told IANS on the sidelines of Film Bazaar here.

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If there was ever a 'paisa vasool' chief guest, the organiser of International Film Festival of India may have found just the one in veteran actor Anil Kapoor.

Overcoming the sombreness of the occasion and the fact that it was an official function organised by the union ministry for information and broadcasting, Kapoor danced to popular film songs picturised on him.

He also gave a shoutout to Dev Patel, who he acted with in Oscar award-winning film 'Slumdog Millionnaire', while also returning the quips about his age from union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley.

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Actress Madhuri Dixit says the filmmaking world in India has come a long way in terms of giving opportunities for women behind the scenes.

The popular actress, known for her graceful dance skills, says that in her initial days in Bollywood, she would only see a woman in the make-up or choreography department.

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An unseasonal shower failed to dampen the inauguration of the 46th edition of the International Film Festival of India, which opened in Goa Friday, even as a couple of FTII students staged a minor protest during the ceremony, before being escorted out of the venue.

The ceremony marked the start of the 11-day festival, which began with the opening film 'The Man Who Knew Infinity' directed by Mathew Brown the self-taught Indian mathematical genius Ramanajun and his friendship with G.H. Hardy who helped reveal the mathematics genius to the world.

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"Many times, I wanted to exert some sort of revenge for what some people have done to me. But then I leave it on their destiny. I am a strong believer of karma," she said.

"For every action, there will always be a reaction. Actually, people who do wrong to me or hurt me, something unpleasant surely happens to them. So, I don't have faith in taking revenge," added the actress, who will be next seen on the big screen in "Hate Story 3", which is based on love, lust and revenge.

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On filmmaker Rajkumar Hirani's 53rd birthday on Friday, actor Boman Irani said he has a great sense of entertainment and knows how to make it “profound” without making anyone realise it.

“Happy birthday Raju, you take entertainment and make it profound, without us even realising it. Love always @RajkumarHirani,” Boman posted on micro-blogging site Twitter on Friday.

Boman has played a pivotal role in Hirani's every directorial venture including “3 Idiots”, “Lage Raho Munna Bhai” and “PK”.

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Filmmaker R. Balki, who has worked with actresses like Tabu and Vidya Balan, says there are fewer writers in the industry who keep women aged over 35 or 40 in their mind.

He has worked with actresses of different age groups and is open to teaming up with those who are not in their 20s, but says there is a limitation when it comes to writers.

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Veteran actor Shabana Azmi on Friday expressed support to those raising issues of intolerance in the country. She said "the growing intolerance is worrying" and that the fringe elements need to be "put down".

"The growing intolerance in the country is extremely worrying. The debate currently is not just about putting the fringe elements down, but also about respecting dissent," Azmi said while addressing a session at the Women in the World India Summit.

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Akshay Kumar will reprise superstar Vijay's role in the Hindi remake of Tamil blockbuster "Kaththi".

"Lyca Productions and A.R. Murugadoss will jointly produce the remake, which will be directed by debutant Jagan," a source close to Murugadoss told IANS.

"Kaththi", which featured Vijay in dual role, was directed by Murugadoss and produced by Lyca.

The film's shooting will start from April 2016.

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Superstar Amitabh Bachchan here on Wednesday evening said he does not follow any particular routine as far as food habits are concerned and calls himself a "bad eater".

"I'm a bad eater and I'm sure that when you call home the answer will be the same. I don't follow any routine. My eating habits are very dissimilar to what any of you are following. I just eat whatever comes to me, I don't know that it is," said Amitabh Bachchan.

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Former Bollywood actress and now entrepreneur and columnist Twinkle Khanna will hand out tips to make the regular setup in a house livelier.

Consumer internet company Askme on Thursday announced a tie-up with Twinkle under which Askme will roll out a series of videos on tips and tricks for its customers looking out to add some style to their place of abode.

Customers at Askmeonfurniture will get the latest trends and tips directly from Twinkle to bring a new look and feel to their home.

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Bollywood actress Huma Qureshi and Malayalam superstar Mammootty, who have been roped in for director Uday Ananthan's "White", have started shooting for the film in London.

The Malayalam film will show Mammootty as an ageing billionaire falling in love with a young girl.

"This film is Mammootty's comeback after his recent blockbuster 'Pathemari' and the first-time pair of Mammootty and Bollywood actress Huma Qureshi will create magic on screen," Ananthan said in a statement.

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