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Jaipur literature festival News

  • | February 25th, 2014

    Why is Ekta Kapoor no longer associated with Jodha Akbar?

    Why is Ekta Kapoor no longer associated with Jodha Akbar?

    The television show’s authenticity is questioned ever since it first aired, and finally it seems like the TV czarina has bowed down to the protests
    Ekta Kapoor’s hit historical drama, Jodha Akbar, has been facing protests and legal troubles ever since it was aired in 2013. Ekta had, however, always maintained that the show was only 80 percent true and 20 percent word of mouth, but not anymore. Our sourced inform us that all that flak has gone to her head and she has decided to detach herself from the show. Click here to read more

  • | January 21st, 2014

    Ekta Kapoor: Weight loss has come really late to me

    Ekta Kapoor: Weight loss has come really late to me

    Film and Television producer talks about weight loss, her choice of serials and more
    Ekta Kapoor, says the idea of shedding weight to become fit and fab, came really late in her career. “I have been obese always. I have grown up with Abhishek Bachchan, Bobby Deol and others around me who were always great but the idea of weight loss came late to me,” the 38-year-old producer said at the ongoing Jaipur Literature Festival. Click here to read more

  • | January 21st, 2014

    Ekta Kapoor’s Jodha Akbar invites trouble from Rajput community at Jaipur Literature Festival

    Ekta Kapoor’s Jodha Akbar invites trouble from Rajput community at Jaipur Literature Festival

    Workers of a Rajput outfit entered the venue of Jaipur Literature Festival and protested against the presence of filmmaker Ekta Kapoor at the event, objecting to the title of her TV serial Jodha Akbar
    Miffed over allegedly backtracking from her promise that the name of Jodha Akbar will be changed, Jaipur-based Sri Rajput Karni Sena (SRKS) tried to disrupt the session at JLF where Ekta was in conversation with author Siddharth Dhanvant Shanghvi. “Ekta Kapoor’s serial Click here to read more

  • | January 20th, 2014

    After Karan Johar, US producer buys rights of Amish Tripathi’s Shiva trilogy The Immortals of Meluha

    After Karan Johar, US producer buys rights of Amish Tripathi’s Shiva trilogy The Immortals of Meluha

    There were rumours suggesting that Shuddhi was Bollywood’s adaptation of Immortals of Meluha
    Hrithik Roshan and Kareena Kapoor Khan will come together for Karan Johar’s Shuddhi  after almost a decade, many suggested that this duo will portray Shiva and Sati from Amish Tripathi’s best seller. Click here to read more

  • | January 26th, 2013

    Javed Akhtar and Dalit activist Kancha Ilaiah have a war of words at the Jaipur Literature Festival

    Javed Akhtar and Dalit activist Kancha Ilaiah have a war of words at the Jaipur Literature Festival

    A row over religion broke out between the Bollywood lyricist and scriptwriter and the Dalit activist and writer Kancha Illaiah at the literature festival on Friday
    The tiff erupted after Javed Akhtar, who was in the audience at a packed venue, interjected during a session on God and Buddhism, saying he was an atheist and no religion gave equality to women and weaker sections. Click here to read more

  • | July 19th, 2012

    Jaipur Literature Festival: Oprah Winfrey steals the show!

    Jaipur Literature Festival: Oprah Winfrey steals the show!

    Exclusive report from the Jaipur ‘celebrity festival’
    Cineswami decided to take a punt and brave the cold, not to mention the crowds of the annual Jaipur Literature Festival, only to find that the literature has firmly taken a backseat to celebrity culture. Thanks to the festival being free to all, the crowds have ballooned, resulting in a free for all. Crowds are meat and drink to celebrities (however minor) who give two hoots for literature but will do anything to soak up the adulation of adoring audiences. Thus Kabir Bedi was present at the opening night along with his helpmeet Parveen. They disappeared from sight soon enough. Leading independent filmmaker Ketan Mehta was there with his consort Deepa Sahi, but since all the literary sessions were packed solid by the junta, they were wandering around on the sidelines. Vidhu Vinod Chopra was present with his talented author daughter and they were having a good time. Click here to read more

  • | January 11th, 2012

    Will Oprah Winfrey meet Aishwarya Rai Bachchan on her visit to India?

    Will Oprah Winfrey meet Aishwarya Rai Bachchan on her visit to India?


    Attending the Jaipur literature festival, promoting her new show Next Chapter and shooting with spiritual guru Deepak Chopra – that’s what’s on the talk show queen’s agenda on her trip to India…
    Still working on a comprehensive list of the things she wants to do in India, Oprah Winfrey is supremely ecstatic about her visit. Making a trip to India has always been her dream, and speculation is rife that she might meet her old buddies – Abhishek Bachchan and Aishwarya Rai in Mumbai. They both have made an appearance on Oprah’s show before and this is perhaps the best time to catch up as she would also get to meet the newest member of the Bachchan family – Beti B. Click here to read more