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Slumdog Millionaire actor Madhur Mittal booked for sexual assault by Khar police
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Slumdog Millionaire actor Madhur Mittal booked for sexual assault by Khar police

Madhur Mittal has been booked for allegedly injuring and sexually assaulting his former girlfriend

The White Tiger, a crime-tinged rags-to-riches parable, is director Ramin Bahrani’s response to Slumdog Millionaire
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The White Tiger, a crime-tinged rags-to-riches parable, is director Ramin Bahrani’s response to Slumdog Millionaire

The White Tiger is lively, is lively, but what renders it unconvincing is that the characters aren’t trapped by prescribed social roles so much as by the programmatic design of the narrative.

Harami director Shyam Madiraju says the Emraan Hashmi-starrer is a modern-day adaptation of Oliver Twist
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Harami director Shyam Madiraju says the Emraan Hashmi-starrer is a modern-day adaptation of Oliver Twist

In the past, films like Slumdog Millionaire and Traffic Signal have explored the underbelly of Mumbai, but Madiraju says Harami is about "a tale of redemption, of humanity, when caught in the worst of situations in life."

Resul Pookutty says he had difficulty finding work in Hindi cinema after Oscar win
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Resul Pookutty says he had difficulty finding work in Hindi cinema after Oscar win

Resul Pookutty, who won Oscar for 2009 film Slumdog Millionaire, says he nearly had "a breakdown" because nobody offered him any work in Bollywood post his win

Irrfan Khan passes away: How a boy from the actor's hometown grew up in his omnipresent shadows
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Irrfan Khan passes away: How a boy from the actor's hometown grew up in his omnipresent shadows

Three years ago, when I met Irrfan Khan after watching Hindi Medium, we shared fond memories of our hometown Jaipur — till he gave me a lot to think about.

Irrfan Khan passes away at 53: Revisiting Aseem Chhabra's biography of 'the man, the dreamer, the actor'
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Irrfan Khan passes away at 53: Revisiting Aseem Chhabra's biography of 'the man, the dreamer, the actor'

In his biography of Irrfan Khan, Aseem Chhabra emphatically argued that he was among the world's best actors, and backed this claim with substantial evidence.

Yesterday: Exploring the 'Indian connection' shared by The Beatles and director Danny Boyle
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Yesterday: Exploring the 'Indian connection' shared by The Beatles and director Danny Boyle

Danny Boyle's Yesterday, that imagines a world without The Beatles, is slated to release in India this Friday on 12 July.

Hollywood's Great Indian Picture of Clichés
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Hollywood's Great Indian Picture of Clichés

Despite talk of political correctness, western cinema's treatment of India and Indian characters continues to be ridden with stereotypes

AR Rahman responds to criticism on his daughter wearing a niqab, posts picture with #FreedomToChoose
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AR Rahman responds to criticism on his daughter wearing a niqab, posts picture with #FreedomToChoose

AR Rahman came under criticism after his daughter Khatija wore a niqab at the 10 years celebration of Slumdog Millionaire. In response, Rahman tweeted a picture of his family with the #FreedomToChoose

Kapil Sharma meets former PM Manmohan Singh, 2019 Oscar nominees pose for class photo: Social Media Stalkers' Guide
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Kapil Sharma meets former PM Manmohan Singh, 2019 Oscar nominees pose for class photo: Social Media Stalkers' Guide

Comedian Kapil Sharma met former Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh; 2019 Oscar nominees gather for traditional class photo.

AR Rahman says he was
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AR Rahman says he was "starving" to look in shape the night before his Academy Awards win for Slumdog Millionaire

AR Rahman created history in 2009 by becoming the first ever Indian to win two Academy Awards in a single night

Gulzar credits music composer AR Rahman for Slumdog Millionaire’s Jai Ho winning Oscar
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Gulzar credits music composer AR Rahman for Slumdog Millionaire’s Jai Ho winning Oscar

Gulzar also said writing a song was a "much tedious" process than writing a poem.

'Slumdog' Mike Tyson says the 'poorer you are, the better boxer you can become' on first trip to India
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'Slumdog' Mike Tyson says the 'poorer you are, the better boxer you can become' on first trip to India

Former boxing champion Mike Tyson declared himself a "slumdog" Friday as he made his first trip to India.

Beyond The Clouds is 'new and improved' Slumdog Millionaire in terms of depicting India's poverty
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Beyond The Clouds is 'new and improved' Slumdog Millionaire in terms of depicting India's poverty

Majid Majidi's debut Bollywood film Beyond The Clouds locks its women characters away and make India seem like a vibrant cesspool of fetishable poverty.

Why Salaam Bombay, Mira Nair's directorial debut, remains unmatched 30 years after its release
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Why Salaam Bombay, Mira Nair's directorial debut, remains unmatched 30 years after its release

Salaam Bombay never feeds on brutality, but finds in the friction of life, moments of learning, and doomed love

Academy Award-winning composers AR Rahman, Hans Zimmer 'catch up' at 2018 Oscars Concert
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Academy Award-winning composers AR Rahman, Hans Zimmer 'catch up' at 2018 Oscars Concert

The 2018 Oscar concert, in the run-up to the 90th annual Oscars, was held at the Walt Disney Concert Hall