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Salman Rushdie: A cultural Emergency is happening in India
The author of Midnight’s Children and The Satanic Verses issued an official statement, as he left India in a hurry today, and also tweeted that West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee ordered police to block his arrival in KolkataBooker Prize-winning author Salman Rushdie left India for the UK in a rush on Friday, February 1. He emailed an official statement Click here to read more
Is Gauri Bhonsle really missing?
In an attempt to promote its upcoming show Kehti Hai Tumse Kuch Khamoshiyaan, Star Plus chose a campaign that left many confusedYou might find a certain Gauri Bhonsle peeping out from the posters stuck on city walls, on the railway station notice board or at a bus depot. She has been reported missing. Such an issue is generally taken very seriously, except this time. Something was amiss. Click here to read more
‘Krishna Aur Kans’ animation film declared tax free in six states
The movie has been declared tax-free in six states including Maharashtra, while other states are considering the proposal resulting in advance block bookingsKrishna Aur Kans, a 3D animated feature film that released Friday, has been declared tax-free in Punjab, Rajasthan, Kerala, Chhattisgarh and West Bengal besides Maharashtra. Click here to read more
Mamata Banerjee defends Shahrukh Khan on the Wankhede fiasco
And that’s when we learned that B-towners aren’t the only ones supporting the King Khan this time aroundIn February 2012, Shahrukh Khan was appointed as the brand ambassador of West Bengal. Click here to read more
Hrithik Roshan to be the brand ambassador of Maharashtra?
After Amitabh Bachchan, Shahrukh Khan and Aamir Khan, it’s Hrithik’s turn to campaign for a stateLooks like tourism in India benefits a lot from our B-town stars. Click here to read more
Will Shahrukh Khan be seen in a Bengali film?
The Don 2 actor is working closely and in tandem with the Bengal government and advertising professionals based thereShahrukh Khan’s Bengal connection begun with his IPL team Kolkata Knight Riders and the bond got stronger when he was made the brand ambassador for the state. Since then, West Bengal has been his second home and he has been brainstorming with creative professionals and government officials to come up with a suitable ad campaign to promote the state as a great holiday destination and a profitable place to invest in. Click here to read more
Mamata Banerjee: How about a Bollywood movie on her life?
Cineswami has a new passion – the lovely Mamata-di of Poschim Bongo, and he says there should be a film on the politicianYou might be wondering, gentle reader, as to why the spectre of politics is disgracing these pages meant to carry graceful accounts of the altogether more noble, if not clean, entertainment industry. Not to worry, Cineswami will provide a connection, however specious it may be. Straight off the bat, if the likes of Amitabh Bachchan, Vinod Khanna, Dharmendra, Govinda and Jaya Prada can have political links, certainly Cineswami can. That’s not even looking at highly politicised Tamil Nadu, where every single chief minister since 1967 has either been an actor, actress or screenwriter. And Andhra Pradesh was ruled by the late, great NTR. But, we digress. We must return to the object of Cineswami’s passion, the lovely Mamata-di. The graceful lady swept away more than three decades of communist rule in West Bengal and proved the power of democracy by winning with a brute majority. Click here to read more
SRK agrees to be West Bengal brand ambassador
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