'Joker' features in New York Times, Shirish excited

Mumbai, May 13 (IANS) Filmmaker Shirish Kunder is excited to know that his much- anticipated movie "Joker" has featured in New York Times' August movie release schedule.

"'Joker' features in The New York Times movies list. The only Indian film that finds a place in it," tweeted the 38-year-old.

Starring Akshay Kumar and Sonakshi Sinha in lead roles, the film is set to release Aug 31.

"Joker" is being jointly produced by Kunder, Farah's Three's Company and Akshay's Hari Om Entertainment Co.

_*_

'Jism 2' team off to Sri Lanka

After shooting in Delhi and Mumbai, Filmmaker Pooja Bhatt is off to the island nation to shoot the last lap of "Jism 2".

"Off to one of my favourite countries in the world - Sri Lanka and this time I am taking the entire crew of 'Jism 2' with me," Pooja tweeted.

A sequel to 2003 film "Jism", it stars Indo-Canadian porn star Sunny Leone along with Randeep Hooda and Arunoday Singh._*_

After 'Gulaal', Abhimanyu excited about 'Upanishad Ganga'

Abhimanyu Singh, who launched into showbiz by Anurag Kashyap in "Gulal", is playing 33 different roles in television show "Upanishad Ganga", which airs on DD.

Kashyap and Abhimanyu met at the Mumbai airport. The former was there to catch a flight to Patna, where he will promote his upcoming film "Gangs of Wasseypur".

When the filmmaker asked him about the serial, Abhimanyu said: "It's an amazing serial and to play 33 roles for a 52 episode serial was like an icing on the cake. And it has been a pleasure working under the guidance of Chandraprakash Dwivedi."

After a gap of almost two decades, Dwivedi has returned to the small screen with "Upanishad Ganga". His last stint on TV was in the successful and popular serial "Chanakya", which used to air in early 1990s.

--

Did you know that you can get stories like this on the Yahoo mail app?
Download it here.

Latest News

  • Actress Gwyneth Paltrow files for divorce from Chris Martin
    Actress Gwyneth Paltrow files for divorce from Chris Martin

    A year after Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin announced their decision to "consciously uncouple," the Oscar-winning actress has filed divorce papers in a Los Angeles court. Paltrow's filing on Monday cited "irreconcilable differences" for the divorce from Martin, the frontman for British alt-rock band Coldplay. Paltrow, 42, and Martin, 38, have two children, Apple and Moses, and the filing requests joint custody. In March 2014, the couple announced their separation on Paltrow's lifestyle …

  • Betty Willis, designer who left mark on Vegas with famous sign, dies at 91
    Betty Willis, designer who left mark on Vegas with famous sign, dies at 91

    (Reuters) - Betty Willis, an artist who designed a popular welcome sign on the Las Vegas strip and created a number of other famous neon signs in the tourist haven, has died at age 91, a mortuary said on its website. Willis died on Sunday at her home in Overton, a community about 45 miles (72 km) northeast of Las Vegas, according to Virgin Valley & Moapa Valley Mortuaries. In 1959, the Nevada native was working for a neon sign company when she designed a welcome sign that said "Welcome to …

  • Actor William Shatner proposes pipeline to solve California drought
    Actor William Shatner proposes pipeline to solve California drought

    LOS ANGELES - (Reuters) - William Shatner in full Captain Kirk mode is looking to marshal a crew for a project with an astronomical budget to deal with California's drought problems, although some might call it a pipe dream. The "Star Trek" star has told Yahoo! Tech journalist David Pogue he intends to start a crowdsource campaign on Kickstarter.com to raise $30 billion for a pipeline to bring water from the Seattle area for use by thirsty California. Already, the idea has run into one big …

  • Comedian Roseanne Barr says she is losing her sight
    Comedian Roseanne Barr says she is losing her sight

    American comedian, actress and TV star Roseanne Barr has revealed that she is suffering from glaucoma and macular degeneration and is slowly going blind. The outspoken, Emmy award-winning star of the 1990s hit comedy show "Roseanne" and former U.S. presidential candidate told the Daily Beast website that her vision "is closing now." "It's something weird. Macular degeneration is a chronic illness that causes vision loss in the center of the field of vision. An estimated 15 million Americans …

  • Flawless 100-carat diamond could fetch $25 million at NY auction
    Flawless 100-carat diamond could fetch $25 million at NY auction

    An eye-popping, 100-carat diamond will be the highlight of a magnificent jewels sale in New York on Tuesday and could sell for up to $25 million (16.72 million pounds), Sotheby's auction house said. "The 100.20 carat diamond is the definition of perfection," said Gary Schuler, the head of Sotheby's jewellery department in New York. The highest price for a white diamond is $30.6 million paid for a 118.28 carat stone in Hong Kong in 2013. Sotheby's said that from 1990 to 2013 the price per …

  • The aliens are back! 'Independence Day 2' to start filming
    The aliens are back! 'Independence Day 2' to start filming

    Production on the sequel to sci-fi action blockbuster "Independence Day" is under way, one of the cast has revealed, nearly 20 years since the box office hit was released. U.S. teenage actress Joey King posted a picture of herself on Twitter alongside the film's director Roland Emmerich with the caption: "Headed to start filming #IndependenceDay with @rolandemmerich and our wonderful producers!" Emmerich, who also directed the 1996 alien invasion adventure, reposted the picture on his …

  • AC/DC's Rudd pleads guilty to threatening to kill, drug possession

    Phil Rudd, the Australian-born drummer from world-famous rock band AC/DC, pleaded guilty in a New Zealand court on Tuesday to charges of threatening to kill and possession of drugs, his lawyer said. Rudd, 60, who has been on bail since his arrest last November, reversed an earlier not guilty plea and admitted to one charge of threatening to kill, as well as possession of cannabis and methamphetamine. The district court in the seaside city of Tauranga, about 200 km (125 miles) southeast of …

  • A New Direction For Zayn Malik, Set For Film Career?
    A New Direction For Zayn Malik, Set For Film Career?

    After leaving his band One Direction last month, Zayn Malik is prepping up to start a career in film industry. Yes, if reports are anywhere to be true, the very talented 22 years old star, Zayn Malik might feature in Bend It Like Beckham director Gurinder Chadha‘s next. Director Gurinder Chadha revealed, “We’ve met and spoken. …

Yahoo Cricket

Video watch

Loading...