T-Series joins IPRS as member; Javed Akhtar, Bhushan Kumar say move will bolster entire music industry
T-Series will add over 15,000 hours of music, including 2,00,000 titles and over 50,000 music videos in over 15 Indian languages to the Indian Performing Rights Society catalogue
Meanwhile, Karnataka High Court on Thursday quashed an FIR against Kangana Ranaut for her controversial tweets related to the farmers protesting against the recently enacted farm laws.
The plea comes a day after a Mumbai court issued a bailable warrant against Kangana Ranaut after she failed to appear before it in connection with a defamation case filed against her by lyricist Javed Akhtar
A magistrate court in Mumbai, which was hearing arguments in the defamation case, issued the warrant after Ranaut failed to appear before it on Monday
Javed Akhtar had filed the complaint of defamation against Kangana Ranaut in November last year, after which the Andheri metropolitan magistrate had directed the Juhu police to conduct an inquiry into the complaint in December.
The complaint, filed last November, said Kangana had falsely claimed Akhtar threatened her to keep silent about her alleged relationship with actor Hrithik Roshan.
Tata Literature Live! 2020 announces Javed Akhtar as Poet Laureate: 'All art tries to bring your heart in the right place'
The virtual presentation also included a citation by Ashutosh Gowariker, reading of Akhtar's poems where he was accompanied by Tisca Chopra, and a conversation with Anil Dharker.
The Tata Literature Live! The Mumbai LitFest 2020: From Milena Moser to TM Krishna, authors and sessions to watch out for on Day 5
The fest will also be hosting poet Javed Akhtar and historian Rakhshanda Jalil
The complaint alleges Kangana Ranaut dragged Javed Akhtar's name while referring to a "coterie" existing in Bollywood, following the death of Sushant Singh Rajput in June.
Pandit Jasraj passes away: Lata Mangeshkar, Javed Akhtar, Asha Bhosle mourn classical vocalist's demise
Pandit Jasraj passed away at the age of 90 on Monday in New Jersey, US
Many film festivals are offering a mix of virtual and physical events in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.
Yash Raj Films completes 50 years: Picking the best album of every decade, from Kabhie Kabhi to Ishaqzaade
Just like its movies, the music of Yash Raj Films has endured over the years, with albums like Silsila, Darr, Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge, and Veer-Zaara.
The Javed Akhtar interview | 'If you say you are apolitical, you are, wittingly or unwittingly, accepting the status quo'
Javed Akhtar talks about his Richard Dawkins Award win, the demerits of 'good and bad bigotry', and why there is a difference between 'inheritance' and 'nepotism'.
Vishal Bhardwaj confesses he's often undervalued as a composer: I want to make music for films that aren't mine
In this exclusive interview with Firstpost, Vishal Bhardwaj talks about how he thinks of himself as a music composer first, and a filmmaker later.
On World Music Day, Javed Akhtar says old songs should be protected from 'vandalisation': They're our cultural heritage
On World Music Day, Indian Performing Right Society, chaired by lyricist Javed Akhtar, has launched a two-week social media campaign #CreditTheCreator.
Richard Dawkins congratulates Javed Akhtar on winning award named after him: 'Couldn't be more pleased'
Javed Akhtar has become the first Indian to win the Richard Dawkins Award
Javed Akhtar becomes only Indian to win Richard Dawkins 2020 award; Anil Kapoor, Dia Mirza, Vir Sanghvi congratulate lyricist
Shabana Azmi shared the news of Javed Akhtar receiving the Richard Dawkins award 2020.
Putting the 'civil' back in civilisation: On loudspeakers, religious sentiments and the right to a peaceful night’s sleep
Twenty full years after rules regarding noise pollution were framed, they are observed almost entirely in the breach, by groups religious as well as secular.
Coronavirus Outbreak: IPRS to release emergency relief fund for its 3500 members, announces chairman Javed Akhtar
Sameer Anjaan, director of Indian Performing Rights Society (IPRS), said he is glad that the organisation has taken this initiative to support the members and help those who have been deeply impacted due to the nationwide lockdown.
Javed Akhtar said that playing the azaan on loudspeakers may cause discomfort.