In contrast, Won Bin and Kang Dong-won, who ranked first and third respectively last year, fell to fifth and ninth place since they have not appeared in any films released this year. Jang Dong-gun and Lee Byung-hun did not make the list although they took the No. 6 and 10 spots last year. … [Read more...] about Ha Jung-woo, Ha Ji-won Voted Most Popular Movie Stars
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As India celebrates its 74th Independence Day, the mood among the people in the city is different this year. There are no large-scale flag-hoisting events or gatherings to remember our fallen heroes. People are instead planning to spend the day at home with just one thing on their wishlist — to get rid of Covid-19. Just like how our forefathers fought for Independence from the British, we now seek Independence from the invisible enemy — coronavirus. Hyderabad Times listens in as Tollywood celebrities tell us what freedom means to them amid the Covid-19 pandemic. Lakshmi Manchu: Staying locked down at home for five months has taught me to understand the true meaning of freedom. The courage and determination of Covid warriors who put their lives at risk to save others has been truly inspirational. Let’s salute their spirit and vow to fight for independence from this virus. Payal Rajput: Just like how we chased the British out of India and got Independence, we will … [Read more...] about This Independence Day, let’s pledge to win our freedom back from Covid-19: T’wood stars
Wu's mother Huang Yingyue told Xinhua that there was a time when Wu wanted to learn taekwondo and dance, yet she had to give up as the family couldn't afford the costs. Even playing soccer was a luxury for most of the pupils as their families were unable to pay for training fees. … [Read more...] about Feature: Girls kick out another possibility in rural China
Earlier this week, the Indian Air Force (IAF) wrote to the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) complaining against its “undue negative portrayal” in Gunjan Saxena: The Kargil Girl. An ANI report quoted the letter: “In the aim to glorify the screen character of ‘Ex-Fit Lt Gunjan Saxena’, M/s Dharma Productions presented some situations that are misleading and portray an inappropriate work culture especially against women in the IAF.” … [Read more...] about NCW chief Rekha Sharma demands filmmakers discontinue screening Gunjan Saxena The Kargil Girl
One of the most iconic movies of the Indian film industry, Sholay, released forty-five years ago, on this day From the biggest stars of the industry like Amitabh Bachchan, Dharmendra, Hema Malini, and Jaya Bachchan to desi action, drama and songs, it has all the elements of a perfect blockbuster The movie's screenplay was written by the most famous duo of that time Salim Khan and Javed Akhtar. Their partnership, known as Salim-Javed have given some priceless gems to the film industry like Deewar, Zanjeer, Don, Yaadaon Ki Baarat, Shaan, to name a few. Sadly, their association ended in the 1980s Here are some interesting facts about the classic that would make you watch it today 1) Gabbar Singh is also the name of a real dacoit, who was one of the most dreaded men in the Chambal Valley. The governments of Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh had declared a ransom of Rs 50,000 on his head in 1959 2) Amitabh Bachchan wanted to play Gabbar and Dharmendra wanted to play the … [Read more...] about Sholay completes 45 years: Here are some facts that would make you watch it today!