By Soutik Biswas
BBC News, Mumbai
(BBC) “I have seen so many naked men,” a young prostitute tells a hesitant client in a 1970 Bollywood film called Chetna, “that I hate clothed men now.”
Rehana Sultan, a 20-year-old debutante fresh out of film school, is playing the role of the prostitute.
NEW YORK, (Reuters) – Cate Blanchett, Sally Field and Bette Midler received acting nominations for Broadway’s Tony Awards on Tuesday, while “Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812” led the pack with 12 nods including the top prize, best musical.
NEW YORK, (Reuters) – Brad Pitt has opened up for the first time about his divorce from Angelina Jolie, admitting to heavy drinking and pot smoking and a lifetime of cutting himself off emotionally from others.
(Reuters) China’s box office sales grew at their fastest pace in over a year in April, driven by the US action movie The Fate of the Furious, the eighth instalment of the high-octane fast car franchise.
(Reuters) Provocative documentary maker Michael Moore is bringing politics to Broadway with a one-man show billed as “guaranteed to take audiences on a ride through the United States of Insanity.”
Producers said yesterday that Moore, the Oscar-winning maker of thought-provoking films on guns, the war in Iraq and the US healthcare system, will make his Broadway debut in July with The Terms of My Surrender.
(BBC) One of India’s most well-known Bollywood actors Vinod Khanna has died aged 70, his hospital has confirmed.
Khanna, also an active politician, had been suffering from cancer and was admitted to hospital earlier this month as his illness became more serious.
LOS ANGELES, (Variety.com) – “The Fate of the Furious” is roaring to a record-setting global debut over the weekend even as domestic audiences showed less enthusiasm for the latest installment in Universal’s long-running “Fast and Furious” series.