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Hansal Mehta wants road named after Shahid Azmi

New Delhi, Oct 16 (IANS) Hansal Mehta is keen that a road in Mumbai should be named after slain human rights activist and lawyer Shahid Azmi, whose life's story has inspired the director's movie "Shahid", releasing Friday. Azmi was killed in 2010 in Mumbai. Mehta might request the state government to rename a road at the Kurla Taximen's Colony, where Azmi worked from and was eventually murdered. "I really want this to happen. It will be a fitting tribute to a hero of Mumbai," Mehta said in a statement.…

Tough days opened my eyes: Manisha Koirala

Mumbai, Oct 16 (IANS) Actress Manisha Koirala, who emerged successful in a battle against cancer, says her "tough days" were an eyeopener about the "quality" of people who surrounded her. "Tough times... few whom I considered family said, 'Oh, she is going to pop any minute, she is too critical, prayers won't help'...and those who said, 'May lord give her my time too, nothing will happen she will survive longer then most'. "I'm thankful to such tough days to make my eyes wide open," the…

Mumbai film fest to celebrate real spirit of cinema

Mumbai, Oct 16 (IANS) With over 200 films across nine sections from over 65 countries and an impressive lineup of academic events - the 15th Mumbai Film Festival (MFF) starting Thursday promises to not just entertain movie aficionados but celebrates the true spirit of cinema as well. Critically-acclaimed Hollywood fictional-drama "The Butler" by Lee Daniels will open the eight-day fest, which is being organised by the Mumbai Academy of Moving Image (MAMI). Bill Condon's dramatic-thriller "The Fifth…

Dwayne Smith wins Caribbean single-wicket meet

Source: en.wikipedia.org Port of Spain, Oct 16 (IANS/CMC) Barbadian Dwayne Smith demonstrated his ability as one of the world’s leading all-rounders by winning the Caribbean Singlewicket Tournament here. Smith, who helped Mumbai Indians to the Champions League T20 title recently, defeated Guyana’s Chris Barnwell by 35 runs in the final at the Frank Worrell Memorial Ground, at the University of the West Indies (UWI) in the competition held over the weekend. He blasted four sixes and four boundaries in a…

Coldplay to receive Hollywood song award for ‘Atlas’

Los Angeles, Oct 16 (IANS) British rock band Coldplay will be honoured at the 17th Annual Hollywood Film Awards with the Hollywood song Award for their hit number "Atlas". Lead singer Chris Martin will accept the award on his band's behalf at the ceremony to be held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills Oct 21. "Atlas" features in the sci-fi film "The Hunger Games: Catching" and is the first song the band has ever written and performed for a motion picture. "The Hollywood Film…
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