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Sussanne Wishes 'BFF' Hrithik on His Birthday

Hrithik Roshan’s former wife Sussanne Khan took to social media to wish the actor for his birthday. She shared a few pictures of the couple and their sons with a caption that read: “Happiest happy birthday to my BFF from and through this world...and onto other realms... The force will always be with you.”

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Read more on The Quint.

4:56 AM, 10 Jan

CBFC Objects to Title of Emraan Hashmi's 'Cheat India'

The Central Board of Film Certification has objected to the title of Emraan Hashmi-starrer Cheat India. Mumbai Mirror reports that according to a source close to the project, the Examining Committee deemed it controversial and misleading. The film was referred to the Revising Committee after which the makes agreed to rename it Why Cheat India. The film has been directed by Soumik Sen and releases on 18 January.

Read more on The Quint.

6:03 AM, 10 Jan

Watch the Chilling Trailer for 'Hotel Mumbai'

The trailer for Hotel Mumbai has been released. Directed by Anthony Maras, the film is based on the events of 26 November, 2008, when terrorists laid siege to the Taj Mahal Palace Hotel in Mumbai in addition to several other locations, including Chhatrapathi Shivaji Terminus (CST), the Oberoi Trident Hotel, Leopold Cafe, Cama Hospital and Nariman House.

The film stars Anupam Kher, Dev Patel, Armie Hammer and Jason Isaacs.

7:12 AM, 10 Jan

Winning Battle Against Cancer Has Made Me a Better Performer: Manisha Koirala

From writing about her battle against cancer to inspiring many lives with her motivational talks -- and even acting in films like Sanju and Lust Stories -- Nepal-born Bollywood actress Manisha Koirala has of late been keeping herself occupied. She says perhaps her fight against cancer has made her a better performer.

Asked if her approach towards acting has changed, the Bombay famed actress told IANS: "I am more mindful of everything now. Yes, I have experienced life and that way I can say that winning the battle (against cancer) has perhaps made me a better performer. I know that these days, when I hear a story and read the character that I would perform, I go a bit deeper into it, I try to connect with the mind of my character, and there is certain nuance I look for."

Manisha released her first book titled Healed: How Cancer Gave Me a New Life -- published by Penguin Random House. The launch was graced by Bollywood celebrities like Vidhu Vinod Chopra, Mahesh Bhatt, Anupam Kher, Gulshan Grover, Imtiaz Ali, Rekha, Deepti Naval and Ketan Mehta, among many others.

Her growing attention to detail is something even Chopra pointed out to Manisha, who has featured in films like 1942 A Love Story, Mann, Khamoshi and Dil Se in the past. "Now when I look at a script, I do not look at the length of my role. All that matters is how substantial the character is in the narrative. I won't mind then even if it is a role of five scenes," said the 47-year-old.

7:12 AM, 10 Jan

Academy Award-Winning 'Mad Max: Fury Road' Sound Mixer Passes Away

Gregg Rudloff, who won Academy Awards for sound mixing Mad Max: Fury Road, The Matrix and Glory and was nominated four other times, is dead. He was 63. He died in Los Angeles on January 6, reports A representative for the Los Angeles County Coroner's office said that the office is treating his death as a possible suicide with results of an autopsy pending.

Rudloff was nominated for an Oscar for American Sniper, Best Picture winner Argo, Flags of Our Fathers and The Perfect Storm. He also won an Emmy for sound mixing An Early Frost in 1985. Rudloff followed his father, sound engineer Tex Rudloff, into the business. The elder Rudloff was nominated for a sound Oscar for The Buddy Holly Story and had credits on They Shoot Horses, Don't They?, Taxi Driver, and Clint Eastwood's The Outlaw Josey Wales.

Gregg Rudloff's earliest credit was on 1982's Honkytonk Man for Eastwood, followed by Risky Business, Footloose, This Is Spinal Tap, Prizzi's Honor, Stand by Me and The Princess Bride during the next five years. Later credits included Fried Green Tomatoes, White Men Can't Jump, Space Jam, Mr. & Mrs. Smith and Superman Returns. In addition to Flags of Our Fathers and American Sniper, Gregg Rudloff worked on many other Eastwood films, including J. Edgar, Invictus, Gran Torino, Letters From Iwo Jima, True Crime and Absolute Power.

(With inputs from IANS)

Published: 10 Jan 2019, 10:26 AM IST
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