POSTED BY Outlook Web Desk ON Apr 25, 2015 AT 00:26 IST ,  Edited At: Apr 25, 2015 00:26 IST

Turns out German Ambassador to India Michael Steiner is quite the Bolly buff.

In a tribute to the Hindi Film Industry the ambassador has made his acting debut in a remake of a music video from the Shah Rukh Khan-Preity Zinta-Saif Ali Khan starrer Kal Ho Na Ho

Steiner loved the title song of the Karan Johar-directed movie which was penned by Javed Akhtar and sung by Sonu Nigam and which talks about seizing the day.

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POSTED BY Outlook Web Desk ON Apr 25, 2015 AT 00:26 IST, Edited At: Apr 25, 2015 00:26 IST
POSTED BY Outlook Web Desk ON Feb 16, 2015 AT 20:05 IST ,  Edited At: Feb 16, 2015 20:05 IST

In its 40th year, Ramesh Sippy's 1975 classic, Sholay, is finally getting a release in Pakistan. But strangely, the version that our neighbours will get to see, "while being the same as the one seen by millions in India, is still not going to be the version that was intended by Sippy".

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POSTED BY Outlook Web Desk ON Feb 16, 2015 AT 20:05 IST, Edited At: Feb 16, 2015 20:05 IST
POSTED BY Outlook Web Desk ON Feb 13, 2015 AT 19:41 IST ,  Edited At: Feb 13, 2015 19:41 IST

The Central Board for film certification in India has released a list of Hindi and English words that it does not want used in any certification category. 

The list has all the usual suspects; commonly used English cuss words and their Hindi counterparts. The list also includes an ambiguous ban on verbs that may have sexual connotations, violence against women, blooshed and anything that has double meanings. 

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POSTED BY Outlook Web Desk ON Feb 13, 2015 AT 19:41 IST, Edited At: Feb 13, 2015 19:41 IST
POSTED BY Outlook Web Desk ON Dec 08, 2014 AT 17:44 IST ,  Edited At: Dec 09, 2014 17:44 IST

National-Award winning child artiste. Shweta Basu Prasad, who was embroiled in a controversy for her alleged involvement in a prostitution racket, has finally broken her silence. 

The Makdee star was arrested in August on charges of alleged prostitution from a Hyderabad hotel. Initial reports had suggested that Prasad had issued a statement admitting to be a part of the racket stating that she was in need for money.

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POSTED BY Outlook Web Desk ON Dec 08, 2014 AT 17:44 IST, Edited At: Dec 09, 2014 17:44 IST
POSTED BY Buzz ON Nov 25, 2014 AT 17:07 IST ,  Edited At: Nov 25, 2014 17:07 IST

As serious journalists, we go by the following two dictums:

  1. Things are often not what they seem.
  2. Ask, and it may not be given you; knock, and it may not be opened unto you, but seek and ye shall find.

While puzzling over why Sanskrit was being brought back to the Kendriya Vidyalayas in place of German, and why it could go on to replace English as a link language, our intrepid reporters decided not to be disturbed by the phenomenon that has recently come to be characterised as 'extraneous noise' and instead to go back to the basics.

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POSTED BY Buzz ON Nov 25, 2014 AT 17:07 IST, Edited At: Nov 25, 2014 17:07 IST
     
 
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