India proposes new law with self-certification for broadcasters, streaming giants

According to the draft Bill, every broadcaster or broadcasting network operator should constitute a Content Evaluation Committee which would certify their programmes.   It also provides for a Broadcast Advisory Council, formed by the Centre, to hear complaints regarding violation of norms.  The draft Broadcasting Services (Regulation) Bill, 2023, seeks to provide Content Evaluation Committees and a Broadcast Advisory Council for self-regulation by broadcasters and broadcasting network operators.  Every broadcaster or broadcasting network operator shall broadcast only those programmes which are duly certified by the CEC  The next proposed section prescribes…

Tiger 3: Salman Khan, Katrina Kaif’s film crosses 1 lakh tickets mark in advance bookings

Salman Khan and Katrina Kaif’s Tiger is all set to become one of the biggest hits of 2023 and its advance ticket sales figures are clearly vouching for it. At national chains for Day 1, Tiger 3 has sold over 1 lakh tickets so far with still three complete days left for its release. Salman Khan and Katrina Kaif‘s much-awaited film Tiger 3 is all geared up to arrive in theatres on Diwali, November 12. The makers of the film opened ticket windows for advance bookings on November 5, a week ahead…

Singham Again: Kareena Kapoor to rejoin forces as Avni in Rohit Shetty’s directorial

Kareena Kapoor’s intense look from Singham Again was unveiled by the makers. The actress will be reprising her role of Avni Bajiaro Singham, wife of Bajirao Singham. Know more details. The makers of Singham Again have unveiled Kareena Kapoor’s first look from the film recently. In the poster, the actress looks intensely into the camera pointing a gun. Kareena Kapoor took to social media to share this piece of information. Along with the poster, she wrote in the comments, It’s about time…Rejoining forces with the cop verse…#SinghamAgain Repost…@itsrohitshetty..Meet the strength behind Singham…Avni…

To save the daughters from being “stolen” Men Sell Their Daughters in the Bridal Market; read to know where it happens

In Bulgaria’s Stara Zagora, a controversial bride market is organised every spring where young girls, who are virgins, are paraded in front of suitors who bid on them.   The market is held on the first Saturday of Orthodox Christian Lent. They engage in intricate discussions over a bride price that usually results in marriage.  Good Looks Command the Price  An ethnographer of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences claims that “the man is not buying a wife, but her virginity.”  In order to save their daughters from being “stolen” by…

Italy PM splits from partner: “My relationship which lasted almost 10 years, ends here,” Meloni wrote

Italian Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni said on Friday she had separated from her television journalist partner Andrea Giambruno.  Andrea Giambruno has drawn criticism in recent weeks for sexist comments made on and off air.  “My relationship with Andrea Giambruno, which lasted almost 10 years, ends here,” Meloni wrote on her social media accounts.  The couple have a seven-year-old daughter.  The TV journalist had already been widely criticised in August for apparent victim-blaming comments following a gang rape case.  Meloni had said after that episode that she should not be judged…

President Droupadi Murmu confers 69th National Film Awards

The 69th National Film Awards ceremony was held in New Delhi’s Vigyan Bhawan today and the awards were presented by President Droupadi Murmu.  The winners of the National Awards for the year 2021, announced in August, include Allu Arjun (Best Actor), Alia Bhatt and Kriti Sanon (Best Actress)  Rocketry: The Nambi Effect won Best Feature Film.   The Dada Saheb Phalke Award, India’s highest film honor, went to legendary actress Waheeda Rehman.  Allu Arjun, who received the Best Actor award for Pushpa: The Rise.  President Droupadi Murmu conferred the 69th…

Asha Parekh slams The Kashmir Files makers, raises concerns about lack of financial support for Hindus in Jammu

Veteran actress Asha Parekh, who gave memorable performances in films Kati Patang, Carvaan, Aan Milo Sajna, Teesri Manzil, and others, has slammed the makers of The Kashmir Files and asked them, ‘How much money did they give to Hindus living in Jammu?’ For the unversed, Vivek Agnihotri has directed and co-produced the film. While having a conversation with News18, the legendary actress was asked whether she had watched controversial films like The Kashmir Files and The Kerala Story, both of which were box-office successes. The actress replied, I haven’t seen…

SRK’s ‘Jawan’ Earns Rs. 525 Crore; crushed records at the box office

‘Jawan’, the latest Bollywood blockbuster starring actor Shah Rukh Khan, has shattered records at the box office.  With a collection of ₹525 crores in the Hindi language segment so far, it has reportedly crossed the lifetime business earnings of Pathan and Gadar 2 in the Hindi language segment.  Jawan, released on September 7, is the second hit delivered by Khan in this calendar year.   The actor, popularly known as SRK, had rocked the box office in January with Pathan.   The movie earned ₹654 crore in India through screenings…

Michael Gambon, the actor who played Albus Dumbledore in six Harry Potter movies, passes away

Veteran actor Michael Gambon passed away, he was 82.  A statement by Michael Gambon’s family, issued by his publicist, said the actor died following “a bout of pneumonia”.  The Dublin-born star worked in TV, film, theatre, and radio over his six-decade career. He had won four Baftas.  He played French detective Jules Maigret in the ITV series Maigret and was also known for his role as Philip Marlow in Dennis Potter’s The Singing Detective on the BBC.  The actor – known as “The Great Gambon” in acting circles – last…

Waheeda Rehman To Receive Dadasaheb Phalke Award, India’s Highest Film Honour

The Ministry of Information and Broadcasting has announced that this year’s Dadasaheb Phalke Lifetime Achievement Award recipient will be veteran actor Waheeda Rehman.  The Dadasaheb Phalke Award is the country’s highest film honour and is given by the government.  Actor Waheeda Rehman is the latest Bollywood actor to get honoured with the prestigious Dadasaheb Phalke award. Last year, it was presented to Asha Parekh.  “Waheeda ji has been critically acclaimed for her roles in Hindi films, prominent among them, Pyaasa, Kaagaz Ke Phool, Chaudhavi Ka Chand, Saheb Biwi Aur Ghulam,…