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X-Men Director Bryan Singer Accused of Sexually Assaulting Minors

Bryan Singer has again been hit with allegations of misconduct for engaging in sexual encounters with underage boys.

The Bohemian Rhapsody co-director has categorically denied the charges.

According to a report by The Atlantic on Wednesday, four men allege that Singer had sexual encounters with them when they were teenagers in the late 1990s.

One of the men, Victor Valdovinos, says he was a 13-year-old extra on the set of Apt Pupil when the film's director, Singer, fondled his genitals.

Read more here.

4:27 PM, 23 Jan

Amitabh Bachchan Denies Buying IPL Stake

Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan has denied that his family was interested in picking equity stake in any of the franchises of the cash-rich Indian Premier League (IPL).

"This news is incorrect," Bachchan told IANS when asked about media reports on the issue.

Earlier, there were reports that the Bachchans had approached the Chennai Super Kings and Rajasthan Royals with proposals to buy stakes in the franchises.

While the talks with three-time champions CSK were reportedly unsuccessful, discussions with the Royals did not progress beyond the first round.

Interestingly, the Bachchan family already has stakes in Indian Super League (ISL) franchise Chennaiyin FC and Pro Kabaddi League (PKL) franchise Jaipur Pink Panthers.

4:26 PM, 23 Jan

'The Gandhi Murder' Will Not Release in India: Producer

The Gandhi Murder is set to hit the screens worldwide on Mahatma Gandhi's death anniversary -- January 30, but its release in India has been cancelled as "certain elements have issued threats" to its makers, claims its producer Lakshmi R. Iyer.

"We have decided against releasing The Gandhi Murder in India. India is a big market, with all kinds of people. Unfortunately, certain elements have issued threats including bodily harm to the producer and director," Iyer told IANS.

The film, co-directed by Karim Traidia and UAE-based director Pankaj Sehgal, is the makers' take on the "real truth behind Mahatma Gandhi's assassination on January 30, 1948".

"The Central Board Of Film Certification had cleared it last year. It is not biased in any way. If Indians are too sensitive to learn the truth, it is clearly not the time," she said.

The film stars American actor Stephen Lang and late actor Om Puri, among others.

1:33 PM, 23 Jan

Farhan, Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy to Perform at Lalkaar Concert

Actor Farhan Akhtar, Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy and Shaan among other performers will take the stage at the Lalkaar concert here on February 14, taking forward a message on women empowerment.

The concert, to be held at Bandra Fort Amphitheatre, is led by the Population Foundation of India (PFI), Farhan's MARD (Men Against Rape and Discrimination) and director Feroz Abbas Khan.

PFI's popular television edutainment series "Main Kuch Bhi Kar Sakti Hoon" has impacted lives through its focus on women's health, family planning and gender issues. Lalkaar will take the show's messaging ahead with the objective of enabling, empowering and transforming women at large.

It will be an evening of music to not only honour those who fight the odds to bring about change but also urge everyone to pledge in order to protect and empower women everywhere.

1:28 PM, 23 Jan

'Romeo Akbar Walter' First Look

The first look of John Abraham’s Romeo Akbar Walter has just been released. John took to social media to share the picture with the caption: “One man. Many faces. One mission - to protect his country. Presenting ‘Romeo’ from #RAW, based on the true story of a patriot. #RAWRomeo”. The film is directed by Robbie Grewal, and releases on 12 April.


Published: 23 Jan 2019, 10:55 AM IST
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