Gujarat government, Rajput bodies say no to ‘Padmaavat’ screening

Gandhinagar, Jan 24 : The Gujarat government and various organisations of the Rajputs on Wednesday jointly announced that cinemas and multiplexes across the state will not screen ‘Padmaavat’ while those opposing its release will not join the ‘Bharat bandh’ on Thursday. Flanked by two senior Ministers Bhupendrasinh Chudasama and Pradeepsinh Jadeja, representatives of Rajput bodies claimed […]

Deepika visits Siddhivinayak temple for ‘Padmaavat’

Mumbai, Jan 23 : After the Supreme Court on Tuesday gave the final go-ahead for the release of “Padmaavat”, its lead actress Deepika Padukone visited the Siddhivinayak temple here to seek blessings. Deepika visited the temple — a ritual she follows before her films are released — under security. “Padmaavat” has been facing one hurdle […]

Artistic freedom cannot distort heritage: Mewar ex-royal on SC’s ‘Padmaavat’ order

New Delhi, Jan 20 : Mahendra Singh Mewar, the 76th descendant of the Mewar dynasty and a former Lok Sabha member, has criticised the Supreme Court order allowing country-wide release of Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s “Padmaavat”, saying artistic freedom is “anti-national” if it plays with history and nation’s heritage. In a letter addressed to Prime Minister Narendra […]

Deepika turns 32, B-Town pours in wishes

Mumbai, Jan 5  Bollywood actress Deepika Padukone on Friday turned 32 and received birthday greetings from popular celebrities like Anupam Kher, Boman Irani and Shreya Ghoshal. The stars wished her “love” and “happiness” in life. Deepika, daughter of former badminton player Prakash Padukone, became an overnight star with her Bollywood debut film “Om Shanti Om” […]