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Raj Kapoor loved his cinema, booze, leading ladies: Rishi Kapoor

Raj Kapoor loved his cinema, booze, leading ladies: Rishi Kapoor

Veteran actor Rishi Kapoor has opened up about the colourful life of his father, filmmaker Raj Kapoor in his soon-to-be released autobiography, saying he loved his cinema, booze, and his leading ladies.

Steve McQueen's modified Porsche may fetch 1 mn pounds at auction

Steve McQueen's Porsche, which was customized to outrun police pursuits, is expected to fetch 1 million pounds at an auction.

Workshop to revive interest in Bengal's shellac dolls

A two-day workshop will be held to revive interest in the dying technique of applying shellac on terracotta. The aim is to revive interest in the age-old art form, an official said.

Odissi danseuse will present concert to save Ganga Odissi danseuse will present concert to save Ganga

To raise awareness on keeping the Ganga clean, under the Centre's 'Namami Gange' project, Odissi danseuse Guru Sanchita Bhattacharya has planned a concert in Varanasi next Sunday.

Neetu Chandra completes 30 shows of play 'Umrao Jaan' Neetu Chandra completes 30 shows of play 'Umrao Jaan'

After evergreen beauty Rekha and former beauty queen Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Neetu Chandra is another actress who has portrayed Umrao Jaan in her own distinct style in a play. She has completed 30 shows of the stage production.

Sculptor sparks uproar in France Sculptor sparks uproar in France

British-Indian sculptor Anish Kapoor has sparked an uproar in France by installing a huge work he has called a "queen's vagina" in the stately grounds of the Palace of Versailles.

Sculptor sparks uproar over `queen`s vagina` at Versailles

British-Indian sculptor Anish Kapoor has sparked an uproar in France by installing a huge work he has called a "queen`s vagina" in the stately grounds of the Palace of Versailles.

Zayn Malik eyes theatre role Zayn Malik eyes theatre role

Singer Zayn Malik reportedly wants a role in the Old Vic Theatre's "24 Hour Plays" series, staged in the autumn.

NSD centre in Bengal trapped in land woes NSD centre in Bengal trapped in land woes

The National School of Drama which is keen to set up a full-fledged centre in West Bengal is waiting for the state government to respond regarding the availability of land and infrastructure.

New Leonardo da Vinci image found New Leonardo da Vinci image found

A US music professor in the US has identified what he believes to be a rare image of Italian polymath Leonardo da Vinci in a 500-y ear-old engraving. The engraving, carved by Italian artist Marcantonio Raimondi in 1505, shows da Vinci playing a lira da braccio- an European bowed string instrument of the Renaissance. If music professor at Case Western Reserve University in US Ross Duffin's claims are true, verified, the engraving could be one of only three known depictions of the artist created while he was alive. 

Jane McDonald happy with Grizabella role in 'Cats'

Singer Jane McDonald has said she "couldn't be more happy" about landing the role of Grizabella in musical 'Cats'.

Theatre groups from Asia, Europe, Africa to entertain Kolkata Theatre groups from Asia, Europe, Africa to entertain Kolkata

Leading theatre groups from Africa, France, Sri Lanka, Pakistan and Bangladesh will showcase unique forms of drama and choreography at the fourth edition of the 'Bratyajon International Theatre Festival' here from June 4.

Audience demand has improved film content: Priyanka Chopra Audience demand has improved film content: Priyanka Chopra

Bollywood has grown over the years from just being a bank of masala films. Realistic films are being made, actresses are no longer mere eye-candies and roles are performance-oriented. National Award winning actress Priyanka Chopra says it's a result of the demand and supply chain.

'Hocus Pocus' witches to star on Disney's stage show 'Hocus Pocus' witches to star on Disney's stage show

The famous Sanderson sisters from the 1993 Halloween film "Hocus Pocus" will star on an upcoming Disney's stage show, scheduled for this winter.

Comic-Con to screen 'Scream Queens', 'Minority Report' Comic-Con to screen 'Scream Queens', 'Minority Report'

The upcoming Comic-Con festival will host the world premiere of "Scream Queens", TV remake of 2002' Tom Cruise-starrer "Minority Report" and "American Horror Story".

Crocodile-skin handbag sells for a record $222,912: Christie's Crocodile-skin handbag sells for a record $222,912: Christie's

A fuchsia-coloured crocodile-skin Hermes bag has broken the record for the most expensive handbag sold at auction, selling for US$222,912 at a Christie`s auction in Hong Kong. 

Anupam Kher's 'Kuch Bhi Ho Sakta Hai' to make Hong Kong debut Anupam Kher's 'Kuch Bhi Ho Sakta Hai' to make Hong Kong debut

 Anupam Kher's biographical play "Kuch Bhi Ho Sakta Hai" is all set to be staged in Hong Kong post its successful stint in Singapore.

A painting in blood to support Kerala port

 To express support for the proposed construction of Vizhinjam port near here, a colourful painting was made on Saturday using blood donated by 14 individuals from as many districts.

Keke Palmer joins 'Grease: Live' Keke Palmer joins 'Grease: Live'

Actress Keke Palmer has landed the role of the sassy Pink Lady, Marty Maraschino, on "Grease: Live", Fox's upcoming live production of the popular 1971 Broadway musical.

Singer Ed Sheeran and his ''lazy eye'' immortalized in wax Singer Ed Sheeran and his ''lazy eye'' immortalized in wax

 After six Grammy nominations, several hit songs and numerous sold-out concerts, singer Ed Sheeran donated a few hours to Madame Tussauds sculptors who worked to create his likeness, revealed on Thursday.

Indian artist showcases paintings in Egypt Indian artist showcases paintings in Egypt

Paintings of Indian artist Shubha Mallya were today put on display at the Maulana Azad Centre for Indian Culture in Egypt's capital Cairo, exhibiting a blend of the cultures of the two countries in her art form.



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