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Bollywood Superstar Rajesh Khanna Dies

Posted July 18th, 2012 at 11:40 am (UTC-5)
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The first actor to gain superstar status in Bollywood — Rajesh Khanna — has died at the age of 69, following a brief illness. His son-in-law, actor Akshay Kumar, told reporters that Khanna died Wednesday at his home in the western Indian city of Mumbai. Kumar said, “my father-in-law is no more. He has left […]

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Bollywood Star Banned From Cricket Stadium

Posted May 18th, 2012 at 9:40 am (UTC-5)
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Indian authorities have banned Bollywood star Shah Rukh Khan from a cricket stadium in the western city of Mumbai after he got in an argument with security guards. The Mumbai Cricket Association announced the five-year ban on Friday and condemned the the actor’s behavior. MCA President Vilasrao Deshmukh said Khan “without any provocation, hurled abuses […]

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India Protests US Detention of Bollywood Star

Posted April 13th, 2012 at 9:10 am (UTC-5)
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India is criticizing the detention of Bollywood star Shah Rukh Khan by U.S. immigration officials. Khan was on his way to speak at Yale University Thursday when immigration authorities questioned him for nearly two hours at White Plains Airport in New York state. The actor arrived at the airport from India in a private plane. […]

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Indian Caste Film Banned

Posted August 12th, 2011 at 6:35 am (UTC-5)
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Three Indian states have banned a new Bollywood film that tackles the controversial issue of caste quotas. Uttar Pradesh, Punjab and Andhra Pradesh banned the film, Aarakshan, or Reservation, over fears it could stir up caste tensions. Critics of the film say it negatively depicts people from the lower castes. The film deals with India’s […]

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Dabangg is Big Bollywood Awards Winner

Posted June 26th, 2011 at 4:15 am (UTC-5)
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Dabangg, a tale about a corrupt police officer, was the big winner Saturday at the 12th International Indian Film Academy Awards in Toronto, marking the first time the Bollywood ceremony has been held in North America. Dabangg won several awards, including best picture, three music awards and best screenplay. Sonakshi Sinha earned the female debut […]

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