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Actress Sana demands budget allocation for film industry

LAHORE (APP) - Famous film star Sana has demanded the federal government to allocate amount for film industry in budget and declare it as an industry. Talking to APP, she said the government can play an important role to develop the film industry. She hoped the government will definitely meet the old demand of provision of it an industry status. The budget estimated at Rs 4,800 billion will be announced on May 26. Sources told that Rs 866 billion has been suggested to allocate for development projects including China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) whereas the budget deficit will be around Rs…
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Madhuri or Aishwarya going to replace Big B in KBC 9?

(Web Desk) - The Indian general knowledge-based game-show ‘Kaun Banega Crorepati’ with season 9 is set to hit screens in next two months however, the major change that will undergo is a replacement for Amitabh Bachchan as a host, reported Times of India. Rumours are doing round that former Miss World Asihwarya Roy will be replacing her father-in-law whereas the show administration is also considering Madhuri Dixit to host KBC 9. A source from the channel said that “KBC has never been hosted by a female celebrity and the channel is considering Aishwarya and Madhuri because they want to bring…
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Last performance for ‘the greatest show on earth’

UNIONDALE (AFP) - Ringling Bros. & Barnum and Bailey, America’s best-known circus, has staged its final show after 146 years, marking the end of an era brought on by animal rights advocates. The final performance of "the greatest show on earth" took place on Sunday at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on Long Island, New York State. "It’s sad," said Angel, son of the general manager, after taking a selfie in front of the circus’s famous logo on the side of a truck. "It’s all my life." Members of the audience also took the end of the last show hard.…
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‘Dangal’ wrestles its way into Chinese moviegoers’ hearts

(AFP) - A Bollywood film about a father who trains his daughters to become world-class wrestlers has broken a box office record in China, where its focus on feminism and tough love has resonated with audiences. ‘Dangal’ has raked in 776 million yuan ($112 million) since it opened on May 5, official data showed Monday. Box office monitoring site says this makes it the highest-grossing non-Hollywood foreign film in China. Universal’s ‘The Fate of the Furious’ holds the box office record in China for any film, raking in billion yuan in receipts since its debut on April 14. The Indian…
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Online reactions to Manchester concert attack

LONDON (AFP) - Online reaction to the suspected terror attack on a pop concert that killed at least 19 people has been swift. Singer Ariana Grande, who had just finished performing in Manchester, northern England when the blast took place, tweeted that she was "broken" by the attack. "From the bottom of my heart, I am so so sorry. I don’t have words," the 23-year-old wrote on her verified @ArianaGrande account, which has more than 45 million followers.
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Worry about another 9/11 rather than Iran, Zarif tells US

WEB DESK – The Iranian foreign minister has slammed the US President Donald Trump for his recent statements while professing that the American president should discuss how to avoid another 9/11 with his Saudi Arabian partners during his visit to the Kingdom. As per details, Iranian FM Mohammad Javad Zarif advised that Donald Trump should spend his time usefully in Riyadh besides discussing as how to avoid another 9/11 being perpetrated by his Saudi host.
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Diya Mirza to play Sanjay Dutt’s wife role in biopic

MUMBAI (Daily Dunya) – Biopic of Bollywood star Sanjay Dutt is making a lot of noise before its release as the film team has decided to cast Diya Mirza for the role of Dutt’s wife. Filmmaker Rajkumar Hirani has said that Ranbir Kapoor will be doing Dutt’s part whereas Dia Mirza will be seen in the role of Maanayata Dutt. The report adds that Mirza has already completed some schedule of her shooting. It was earlier reported that the team decided to take up a new actor because she had a striking similarity with Sanjay Dutt’s real wife, Maanayata. “She…
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‘False’ stories cost Hollywood’s Rebel Wilson roles – court hears

SYDNEY (AFP) - Hollywood star Rebel Wilson on Monday accused an Australian publisher of portraying her as a serial liar in a series of articles she said cost her lucrative movie roles. On day one of a defamation trial in Victoria state’s Supreme Court, Wilson’s barrister Matthew Collins told the jury that Bauer Media "tore down an Australian star to sell magazines". "They refused to let the facts get in the way of a good story," he said, The Age newspaper reported. "This defendant knows that what it wrote was simply false." The Sydney-born actor, who starred in "The Bridesmaids"…
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American Dream takes a beating in Cannes movies

CANNES (AFP) - Elvis Presley’s car has broken down and a cowboy’s career is over. In the days of Donald Trump, movies showing at the Cannes festival are taking a long, hard look at the American Dream. Film-makers from France to China -- as well as at home -- are finding fertile ground in a country whose politics is itself a daily drama.
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Six renowned Pakistani celebrity siblings

(Web Desk) - The Pakistani showbiz has many siblings working as VJs, RJs, models, actors and singers. If one has the looks, their siblings will definitely be sought after as there is a high chance that they share the good looks. It isn’t however just the looks due to which celebrities’ siblings find themselves in the same industry, their sheer talent also plays a role in pushing them on their brother or sister’s line.
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