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Is Bajrangi Bhaijan finally set to bid adieu to bachelorhood?





MUMBAI: There is a need to get hold of your breath, as there is a strong buzz that Bollywood’s Megastar Salman Khan is all set to tie knot by the end of this year.

If rumors are to be believed, Bollywood’s most eligible single is going steady with Romanian model, TV presenter Iulia Vantur for some time now.

A blind item quote states, “So the not-young and single superstar may well be married by the year’s end. The forever bachelor has decided that nuff’s nuff. We hear his current girlfriend      may soon end up being the most powerful woman in the film biz.”

It was heard through the grapevine that they are not compatible enough to get married. A source, nothing that their telephonic conversations are very discourteous, holds that they are just good friends and are not in love.

Salman Khan speaking about the latest gossip said: “There is a lot of buzz about a lot of things about me, which is never true. I read what is written, hear what is said and I am indifferent. I have to go to work and be Prem where I am beautiful and pure. But actually there are lots of things on my mind”.

Maintaining that small things did not bother him at all Khan said they bothered his parents: “My dad undergoes a surgery while my mother is not keeping well”.

In the industry they say  it is his ailing mum who wants to see her baby boy well taken care of.






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The Legend of Maula Jatt controversy



LAHORE: Lahore High Court (LHC) today issued a stay order against the upcoming film The Legend of Maula Jatt.
The court restrained respondents, including producer, writer and
others, of the film from unauthorized use of the title, characters, story and music of a 1979 Punjabi blockbuster Maula Jatt, besides issuance of censor certificate.
Justice Amin-ud-Din Khan passed the interim orders while hearing an appeal, filed by Sarwar Bhatti, producer of original movie ‘Maula Jatt’ against an order of the Intellectual Property Tribunal.
The petitioner’s counsel, Ahsan Masood, argued that his client produced film Maula Jatt in 1979 and no one could use the title, music, script, and dialogues of the film as per the Copy Rights Act. However, the respondents produced a film titled The Legend of Maula Jatt in violation of the act without obtaining authorization from his client and got a censor certificate for its exhibition as well, he added.
He contended that the film violated the copyrights and pleaded with the court to issue directions for action against illegal production and exhibition of the film while setting aside the orders of the Intellectual Property Tribunal. He also pleaded with the court to restrain the respondents from using the title, script, and dialogues of the film Maula Jatt, and issuance of the censor certificate.
However, a lawyer on behalf of the respondents opposed the plea saying that no violation had been committed. But the court, after hearing arguments, issued the stay order against the film and adjourned further hearing till 6th June.


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Oscar 2019 nominees in main categories



HOLLYWOOD: Oscar nominees in main categories for the 91st Academy Awards, to be handed out today in Hollywood.

“Roma” and “The Favourite” lead the nominations with 10 each, followed by “A Star Is Born” and “Vice” with eight each:

Best picture:
“Black Panther”
“Bohemian Rhapsody”
“The Favourite”
“Green Book”
“A Star Is Born”

Best director:
Spike Lee, “BlacKkKlansman”
Pawel Pawlikowski, “Cold War”
Yorgos Lanthimos, “The Favourite”
Alfonso Cuaron, “Roma”
Adam McKay, “Vice”

Best actor:
Christian Bale, “Vice”
Bradley Cooper, “A Star Is Born”
Willem Dafoe, “At Eternity’s Gate”
Rami Malek, “Bohemian Rhapsody”
Viggo Mortensen, “Green Book”

Best actress:
Yalitza Aparicio, “Roma”
Glenn Close, “The Wife”
Olivia Colman, “The Favourite”
Lady Gaga, “A Star Is Born”
Melissa McCarthy, “Can You Ever Forgive Me?”

Best supporting actor:
Mahershala Ali, “Green Book”
Adam Driver, “BlacKkKlansman”
Sam Elliott, “A Star Is Born”
Richard E. Grant, “Can You Ever Forgive Me?”
Sam Rockwell, “Vice”

Best supporting actress:
Amy Adams, “Vice”
Marina de Tavira, “Roma”
Regina King, “If Beale Street Could Talk”
Emma Stone, “The Favourite”
Rachel Weisz, “The Favourite”

Best foreign language film:
“Capernaum” (Lebanon)
“Cold War” (Poland)
“Never Look Away” (Germany)
“Roma” (Mexico)
“Shoplifters” (Japan)

Best animated feature:
“Incredibles 2”
“Isle of Dogs”
“Ralph Breaks the Internet”
“Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse”

Best documentary feature:
“Free Solo”
“Hale County This Morning, This Evening”
“Minding the Gap”
“Of Fathers and Sons”

Best original screenplay
“The Favourite” – Deborah Davis and Tony McNamara
“First Reformed” – Paul Schrader
“Green Book” – Nick Vallelonga, Brian Currie, and Peter Farrelly
“Roma” – Alfonso Cuaron
“Vice” – Adam McKay

Best adapted screenplay
“The Ballad of Buster Scruggs” – Joel and Ethan Coen
“BlacKkKlansman” – Spike Lee, Charlie Wachtel, David Rabinowitz, and Kevin Willmott
“Can You Ever Forgive Me?” – Nicole Holofcener and Jeff Whitty
“If Beale Street Could Talk” – Barry Jenkins
“A Star Is Born” – Bradley Cooper, Eric Roth, and Will Fetters

Best original score
“Black Panther” – Ludwig Goransson
“BlacKkKlansman” – Terence Blanchard
“If Beale Street Could Talk” – Nicholas Britell
“Isle of Dogs” – Alexandre Desplat
“Mary Poppins Returns” – Marc Shaiman

Best original song
“All The Stars” from “Black Panther”
“I’ll Fight” from “RBG”
“The Place Where Lost Things Go” from “Mary Poppins Returns”
“Shallow” from “A Star Is Born”
“When A Cowboy Trades His Spurs” from “The Ballad of Buster Scruggs”

Films with more than five nominations:
“Roma” – 10
“The Favourite” – 10
“A Star Is Born” – 8
“Vice” – 8
“Black Panther” – 7
“BlacKkKlansman” – 6
“Green Book” – 5
“Bohemian Rhapsody” – 5



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PNCA to hold free puppet show



PNCA Repertory Theatre

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan National Council of the Arts (PNCA) here has scheduled a free puppet show for children & students from various educational institutions tomorrow.
The National Puppet Theatre will showcase the skills of its puppeteers featuring vibrant costumed puppets and will present folktales, skits, regional dances, and national songs to provide infotainment.  It may be mentioned, that the show is a regular feature of PNCA to promote culture and traditions among the children with an understanding of their folk legacies which is an important part of their training. The puppet show will further highlight various issues like health, education and environment and so on. Children along with parents are invited to attend the show.






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