AR Rahman hosts wedding reception for daughter; Honey Singh, Sonu Nigam bless couple

Mumbai, June 11  Oscar and Grammy-winning composer A.R. Rahman recently hosted a wedding reception for his daughter Khatija Rahman, who took wedding vows with audio engineer Riyasdeen Shaik Mohamed last month. As per a report by ‘Hindustan Times’, the reception, which was held in Chennai, registered many of Rahman’s industry friends and colleagues in attendance […]

“Samrat Prithviraj” declared tax-free in Uttar Pradesh

Lucknow, Jun 2 Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, who attended a special screening of period action drama “Samrat Prithviraj” with his cabinet colleagues, on Thursday declared the movie tax-free in the state. The screening of the movie was held at Lok Bhawan here, and Bollywood star Akshay Kumar, female lead Manushi Chillar and director […]

Tamil Nadu music industry mourns KK’s death

Chennai, June 1 (BPNS) Tuesday night turned out to be a sad day for the music lovers across the country, Tamil Nadu being no exception. It was a day when Indian music industry’s poster boy Krishnakumar Kunnath, or ‘KK’ passed away after a stage performance in Kolkotta. With the passing away of KK, several music […]

Shilpa Shetty-starrer ‘Nikamma’ to hit theatres in June

Mumbai, Mar 31 “Nikamma”, starring Shilpa Shetty, Abhimanyu Dassani and Shirley Setia, is set to be released theatrically on June 17. Billed as an action entertainer, the film is directed by Sabbir Khan of “Heropanti” and “Baaghi” fame. Khan said he is thrilled that “Nikamma” will finally hit the screens after the makers held on […]

TN’s classical wind instrument ‘Narasinghapettai Nagaswarm’ gets GI tag

Chennai, March 21 (BPNS) Tamil Nadu’s traditional wind instrument, ‘Narasinghapettai Nagaswaram’ made by traditional village artisans of Kumbakonam has got the prestigious Geographical Indication (GI) tag. The GI registry has issued the registration certificate based on the application filed on January 31, 2014. Nodal officer for GI registration of products of Tamil Nadu government, P. […]