Entertainment

  • Richa Productions presents August Rush 2020 (Virtual edition)
    Kohima based Richa Productions is presenting August Rush 2020 (The virtual edition) featuring various artists on August 15. August Rush 2020, the virtual edition will be premiered at https://www.youtube.com/user/uzumakiteputo on August 15 from 12:00 noon onwards. August Rush, which is now into 5th edition, aim to provide platform to the Naga youth to promote their skills and creativity. Artists/EVENTS for August Rush 2020 •    Ethel as Tifa at 12 noon (Dan
  • Nominations invited for 12th Music Awards of Nagaland 2020
    The Native Trax Society has announced the 12th edition of the Music Awards of Nagaland (MAN) and invited nominations for the same. Artists, recording studios, producers or their representatives are invited to submit original compositions recorded within Nagaland and released after October 1, 2019 till date.    In spite of the difficulties caused by the current pandemic, Native Trax Society stated that it is going ahead with the annual Music Awards of Nagaland (MAN) as they
  • SP Balasubramaniam on life support
    Veteran playback singer SP Balasubramaniam, who had tested Covid-19 positive earlier this month, is now on life support. A statement issued by the hospital he is admitted to, said on Friday: "There has been a setback in the health of Thiru SP Balasubramaniam, who had been admitted at MGM Healthcare for symptoms of Covid since August 5, 2020. In a late night development on August 13, his condition had deteriorated, and based on the advice of the expert medical team attending to
  • Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike to headline Sunburn For Goa music fest
    New Delhi, August 14 (IANS): Belgian DJ duo Dimitri Vegas and Like Mike (DVLM) will be pitching in to raise funds for Covid-19 relief measures in Goa by headlining virtual music fest Sunburn For Goa. "India is such a special place to us. The fans keep showering us with immense love and respect. Happy to be back once again and be part of such a noble initiative," said Dimitri Vegas and Like Mike in a joint statement. The virtual music festival will be held on August 29.
  • ED finds no big transfers between SSR and Rhea's accounts
    Mumbai, August 14 (IANS): The Enforcement Directorate probing the money laundering case involving the death of Sushant Singh Rajput has found no big transactions from the late Bollywood actor's accounts to the bank account of his girlfriend Rhea Chakraborty. However, the ED has found that Rs 15 crore was transacted from his account as alleged by his father K.K. Singh, said an ED source related to the probe. The ED source also said that the agency will try to ascertain besides Su
  • Priyanka Chopra's ‘Evil Eye' headed to OTT platform
    New Delhi, August 14 (IANS): Actress Priyanka Copra executive-produces Evil Eye, which is one out of eight spinechilling and interlinked films that constitute the upcoming original OTT series, Welcome To The Blumhouse. The eight films will have a common theme centred on family and love as redemptive or destructive forces. The first two films -- Veena Sud's "The Lie" and Emmanuel Osei-Kuffour Jr.'s "Black Box" -- will drop on October 6. These will be fo
  • Disney to stream a new 'Star Wars' holiday special with Legos
    LOS ANGELES, August 14 (Reuters) - A new “Star Wars” holiday special produced with Legos will debut on Walt Disney Co’s (DIS.N) Disney+ streaming service in November, the company said on Thursday. The special will feature Rey and other characters from the most recent “Star Wars” movie trilogy. It will take place on Chewbacca’s home planet of Kashyyyk and focus on Life Day, an important holiday in the galaxy far, far away. Life Day was first int
  • Renowned singer Zubeen Garg verbally abused in Guwahati
    Renowned Assamese singer Zubeen Garg was verbally abused by a group of six unidentified men in Guwahati on Thursday, police said, adding that a probe has been launched into the incident. According to Garg's FIR lodged at the Dispur police station, the incident took place near the Ganesh Mandir in the city's Ganeshguri area when he was returning home from a studio along with his driver and two personal security guards. "The unknown men had overtaken my vehicle. They c
  • Mouni Roy, Purab Kohli in spy thriller 'London Confidential'
    Actors Purab Kohli and Mouni Roy are excited about their upcoming film, London Confidential, a situational spy thriller currently being shot in London. "London Confidential" is set amid a series of brutal killings of Indian agents in London, and shows how Uma, a RAW officer, must expose a mole within the ranks. Kulraj Randhawa, Sagar Arya, Parvesh Rana, Jas Binag, Diljohn Singh and Kiren Jogi feature in supporting roles. The film is produced by Ajay G. Rai and Mohit Chh
  • ‘Sadak 2' music composer denies plagiarism charges
    Music composer Suniljeet has hit back at plagiarism accusations, saying that his song, Ishq kamaal, in the upcoming film, Sadak 2, is his original composition. Soon after the trailer launch of "Sadak 2" on Wednesday, music producer Shezan Saleem, aka JO-G, claimed that a song that plays in the trailer sounds like a 2011 composition by him. "What do we do about this. Copied from a song that I produced in Pakistan and launched in 2011. Let's talk guys," he t
  • Vidya Balan: I find it easier to follow my heart
    New Delhi, August 13 (IANS): Vidya Balan does not like to follow norms. She finds it easier to follow her heart. The actress says doing something that is not natural to you can be a painful process, which she realised a few years ago. "I find it easier to follow my heart because I've tried in the past to follow the norm," Vidya told IANS in a candid interview. "I think when you do something that's not natural to you, or that's not authentic for you, tha
  • Maanayata requests Sanjay Dutt's fans to not fall prey to unwarranted rumours
    Mumbai, August 12 (IANS): Maanayata Dutt issued a statement on Wednesday requesting fans not to fall prey to speculations and unwarranted rumours over the health condition of her husband, Bollywood actor Sanjay Dutt. Dutt's health has been a matter of concern among his fans ever since trade analyst and industry insider Komal Nahta on Tuesday night tweeted the news that that actor has been diagnosed with lung cancer. Following Nahta's tweet, Maanayata has now issued a stat
  • Sanjay Dutt diagnosed with lung cancer
    Mumbai, August 12 (IANS): Bollywood actor Sanjay Dutt has been diagnosed with lung cancer, it was revealed on Tuesday. The news was confirmed by trade analyst and film industry insider Komal Nahta on Tuesday night. "Sanjay Dutt diagnosed with lung cancer. Let's pray for his speedy recovery," tweeted Nahta on his verified Twitter account, @KomalNahta. According to reports, Dutt will fly to the US for treatment soon. Earlier on Tuesday afternoon, as the news spr
  • INDIE-PENDENCE ROCK: A digital concert to honour the nation with music
    On the occasion of Independence Day, August 15, Task Force for Music and Arts (TaFMA), Government of Nagaland will be presenting a digital concert to honour the nation with music, bringing the country together to celebrate the auspicious day.  ‘INDIE-PENDENCE ROCK’ is an event organized in continuation of the significant steps TaFMA has been taking to engage the entertainment, music and arts fraternity together during the lockdown period. This event will highligh
  • Rhea called Aamir Khan once, superstar SMSed thrice
    More details are emerging from Rhea Chakrabortys call records which show that the girlfriend of late Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput was also in touch with several celebrities like superstar Aamir Khan, Shraddha Kapoor, Rakul Preet Singh, Aditya Roy Kapoor, Rana Daggubati, Sunny Singh and dance maestro late Saroj Khan. Rhea is being investigated by the CBI and the Enforcement Directorate (ED) along with her family members in connection with the death of Sushant Singh Rajput on
  • Poet-lyricist Rahat Indori passes away in Indore after testing Covid positive
         Noted Urdu poet and lyricist, Dr Rahat Indori, passed away in Indore on Tuesday afternoon after testing positive for Covid-19 on Monday night. He was 70. Early on Tuesday morning, Indori, who was hospitalised, had tweeted: "After displaying initial symptoms of Covid, I underwent a corona test yesterday and have tested positive. I am admitted to Aurobindo hospital. Pray for me so that I can defeat this disease at the earliest. One more request, please
  • Dev Patel to talk about India in new two-part series
    Actor Dev Patel is set to work as a narrator of a two-part upcoming series on the small screen that will showcase unique stories from India from an aerial perspective. The show is titled "India From Above", and it explores the country from various geographical, cultural, technological and historical aspects. The series has been shot over one year and across four seasons for a comprehensive feel of India. "With �India from Above', we are all
  • Nagaland & Assam jointly wins Tunesmith of NE India singing title
    The results of the Northeast India Regional Level Virtual Poetry Reading and Singing competition organised by Guwahati Grand Poetry Festival in association with Kamata Foundation, a charity organisation was declared at Guwahati on the occasion of the International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples with the theme ‘COVID-19 and indigenous peoples’ resilience’. The competition being one of the biggest virtual poetry reading and singing competitions in this par
  • ‘The India Blessing’ premiers in YouTube
    Making a mark in the Christian music and worship scene in the country, over 22 worship leaders, artists, pastors, church leaders and fathers of the worship movement came together to sing on ‘The India Blessing.’ The song premiered on August 8 at 8:00 pm on Red Sea Films' YouTube channel and featured worshippers representing over a dozen different languages and states spanning the length and breadth of India. ‘The India Blessing’ is based on ‘The
  • Bhumi Pednekar: I believe in repeating clothes
    Mumbai, August 11 (IANS) Actress Bhumi Pednekar believes in repeating her clothes. She adds that she also believes in sharing her wardrobe with her sister. "I believe in repeating clothes. I repeat clothes all the time. I don't think that people might see me wearing the same clothes because as an actress you are told to wear different and new outfits, but honestly I don't care," said Bhumi, who is also an environment activist. "There are so many business I