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T-Series joins IPRS as member; Javed Akhtar, Bhushan Kumar say move will bolster entire music industry
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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

Mumbai court grants bail to Kangana Ranaut in Javed Akhtar defamation case
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Mumbai court grants bail to Kangana Ranaut in Javed Akhtar defamation case

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.

Kangana Ranaut moves SC seeking transfer of cases from Mumbai to Shimla, claims 'threat to life'
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Kangana Ranaut moves SC seeking transfer of cases from Mumbai to Shimla, claims 'threat to life'

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

Bailable warrant issued against Kangana Ranaut in defamation case filed by Javed Akhtar
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Bailable warrant issued against Kangana Ranaut in defamation case filed by 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

Kangana Ranaut summoned by Mumbai court for Javed Akhtar's defamation complaint
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Kangana Ranaut summoned by Mumbai court for Javed Akhtar's defamation complaint

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.

Kangana Ranaut summoned by Mumbai Police on 22 January in Javed Akhtar defamation case
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Kangana Ranaut summoned by Mumbai Police on 22 January in Javed Akhtar defamation case

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'
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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.

Javed Akhtar files criminal complaint against Kangana Ranaut over alleged 'defamatory remarks'
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Javed Akhtar files criminal complaint against Kangana Ranaut over alleged 'defamatory remarks'

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.

How film festivals around the world have adapted to the limitations of the Coronavirus pandemic
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How film festivals around the world have adapted to the limitations of the Coronavirus pandemic

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
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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'
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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
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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
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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.

Putting the 'civil' back in civilisation: On loudspeakers, religious sentiments and the right to a peaceful night’s sleep
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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
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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 says azaan on loudspeakers should be stopped: It causes discomfort to others
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Javed Akhtar says azaan on loudspeakers should be stopped: It causes discomfort to others

Javed Akhtar said that playing the azaan on loudspeakers may cause discomfort.