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Koena Mitra gets 6-month imprisonment in cheque bounce case

Actor Koena Mitra has been sentenced to six months in prison in a cheque bounce case filed in 2013. WT24 Desk A Mumbai court has convicted actor Koena Mitra in a cheque bounce case and sentenced her to six months’ imprisonment. In an order passed on July 6, Andheri Metropolitan Court Magistrate Ketaki Chavan also directed Mitra to pay a compensation ...

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Avengers Endgame to beat Avatar as number 1 film of all time, Kevin Feige thanks fans

Marvel’s Avengers Endgame is all set to beat the box office record made by James Cameron’s Avatar today. Producer Kevin Feige thanked fans at San Diego Comic-Con for making it the biggest film in history. WT24 Desk Marvel’s Avengers: Endgame will become the highest-grossing film of all time this weekend, parent company Disney said in a statement Saturday. The smash hit was ...

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Akshay Kumar, Mika lead Bollywood in condoling death of former Delhi CM Sheila Dikshit

Actors Akshay Kumar, Bhumi Pednekar, Nimrat Kaur, and singers Mika and Lata Mangeshkar lead Bollywood in offering condolences on the death of former Delhi CM Sheila Dikshit. WT24 Desk Singer Lata Mangeshkar, actor Akshay Kumar and other Bollywood celebrities on Saturday condoled the death of former Delhi chief minister Sheila Dikshit. Dikshit, who served as the Delhi CM for three terms, ...

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Game of Thrones: the stars forced to nominate themselves for Emmys

Gwendoline Christie and Alfie Allen have had go it alone after HBO chose not to put them up for awards consideration. But can they win, against the odds? WT24 Desk Unless you actively enjoy excruciatingly drawn-out scenes of roundtable policy minutiae, the Game of Thrones finale was a bit of a disappointment. However, don’t be sad, because that was simply a fake-out. ...

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Asian entertainment industries grappling with #MeToo controversies

WT24 Desk When Wu Ke-xi was looking for a frightening plotline for her latest film, she didn’t need to look further than her own industry, UNB reports. The Taiwanese actress and screenwriter’s latest movie, “Nina Wu,” is the story of an actress who, in pursuit of a role that will lead to stardom, is abused and psychologically scarred by a ...

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SRK to get honorary doctorate

WT24 Desk Bollywood star Shah Rukh Khan is set to become an Honorary Doctor of Letters at La Trobe University, Australia, IANS reports. The honour will be conferred on him in recognition of his efforts to support underprivileged children, his dedication to the fight for women’s empowerment through his foundation, and his achievement in the Indian entertainment industry. SRK has ...

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Bollywood actors experiment with scientist avatars

Upcoming Indian films on scientists and important science missions are certainly a novel tribute to the unsung heroes. WT24 Desk Making a film is not rocket science, and making a film on science doesn’t require people involved to have a doctorate. The Hindi film industry is gearing up to bring stories of scientists and important science missions to the big ...

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Choir, Broadway casts perform in the street during NY blackout

WT24 Desk When a massive blackout plunged much of Manhattan into darkness on Saturday evening, a choir and the casts of Broadway musicals entertained tourists with impromptu performances in the street, Reuters reports. The outages struck at around 7:00pm (2300 GMT), just as many shows were starting at theaters in Midtown and at the Lincoln Center plaza on New York ...

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Hema Malini to make her production debut with Punjabi film Mitti

Actor-politician Hema Malini is set to venture into production with Punjabi film, Mitti. It will be set in the backdrop of terrorism and drug menace. WT24 Desk Veteran actress and BJP MP Hema Malini’s first Punjabi production, Mitti – Virasat Babbaran Di, is set to hit the screens on August 23. The film, directed by Hriday Sheetty, tells the story ...

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