Iranian Oscar-winner Asghar Farhadi drew enthusiastic applause Friday for one of the most keenly awaited films at Cannes, with a Paris-set tale about love and its agonies. Farhadi tells AFP that if he could sum up the film in 30 seconds "I wouldn't have to take up 2 hours 10 minutes of your time", while lead actress Brnice Bejo says Farhadi was just what she needed after the worldwide success of "The Artist"
Mumbai, May 18 (IANS) While shooting a TV commercial in Kuala Lumpur, actor-filmmaker Farhan Akhtar constantly feared 'Don' might emerge out of somewhere. He reminisced the days when he shot his 2006 film "Don" in the city. "Just filmed a TV commercial in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Mumbai, May 18 (IANS) Actor Arshad Warsi, who played Circuit in the "Munna Bhai" films with Sanjay Dutt essaying the lead role, says he won't do any new film in the popular franchise without the real "Munna Bhai". He says neither can he, nor will audiences be able to see anybody else in the role instead of Sanjay, who is currently in jail serving his sentence in the 1993 Mumbai blasts case. "I can't (work in the film without Sanjay) because for that character, you can't think of any other person now
Bangalore, May 18 (IANS) Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah Saturday inducted 28 members into his five-day-old ministry, keeping out two strong but mining-scam hit aspirants for cabinet berths. The two are former working president of the state Congress D.K. Shivakumar from Kanakapura, about 55 km from here, and mining baron Anil Lad from iron-ore rich Bellary district, around 300km north of Bangalore.
Madrid, May 18 (IANS) Atletico Madrid ended a 14-year wait by defeating neighbours Real Madrid in the final of the Spanish Copa del Rey football knockout competition. Atletico had not beaten their cross city rivals in 14 years and 26 attempts but despite falling a goal behind to a Cristiano Ronaldo, who was later be sent off, header, goals from Diego Costa and Joao Miranda gave Atletico a 2-1 win late Friday night, Xinhua reported. Atletico Madrid coach Diego Pablo Simeone was emotional after leading his side to the club's 10th Spanish Cup football title in their history
Panaji, May 18 (IANS) Ecologist Madhav Gadgil has picked holes in former ISRO head K. Kasturirangan's high-level working group (HLWG) report on the environmentally sensitive Western Ghats, saying it endorses "exploitation" of the region's natural resources
Rio de Janeiro, May 18 (IANS) Former Real Madrid and Brazil international forward Julio Baptista revealed that he is considering a return to Brazilian football. The 31-year-old, now at Spanish top-flight club Malaga, has been linked with a move to Internacional, managed by Brazil's 1994 World Cup-winning captain and former national coach Dunga, reports Xinhua. "We haven't spoken but I know there is interest," Batista told Radio Bandeirantes.
Hyderabad, May 18 (IANS) Police tightened security in Hyderabad Saturday for the sixth anniversary of the bomb blast at the historic Mecca Masjid, officials said. Additional police forces including the personnel from the paramilitary Rapid Action Force (RAF) have been deployed in the old city, especially around the mosque and the Charminar, the symbol of Hyderabad.
Paris, May 18 (IANS) Top seed and defending champion Ding Ning led five Chinese to the quarterfinals of the women's singles event at the World Table Tennis Championships here. Ding, also the Olympic silver medallist, eased past 166th-ranked Park Seonghye of South Korea in straight sets 11-8, 11-4, 11-5, 11-7 for the win here Friday, reports Xinhua. Ding will next take on Ri Myong Sun of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, who defeated Austria's Liu Jia in the other match.
Bangalore, May 18 (IANS) Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah Saturday inducted 28 members - 20 of cabinet rank and eight ministers of state - into his five-day-old ministry, the first Congress ministry in the state after nine years. The cabinet ministers are: R.V. Deshpande, Shamanur Shivashankarappa,
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