Ponniyin Selvan-I

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Mani Ratnam's 'Ponniyin Selvan-I' Crosses Rs 300 Box-Office Collection

Director Mani Ratnam's "Ponniyin Selvan-I" has raised over Rs 300 crore in its worldwide gross box office collection, the makers said on Friday. Featuring a star-studded cast of Chiyaan Vikram, Jayam Ravi, Karthi, Trisha Krishnan and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, the historical drama hit the theatres globally on September 30. In a Twitter post, the makers shared the collection, saying, "Success beyond boundaries! Thank you for this tremendous… read-more

Fri, 07 Oct 2022 - 05:20 PM / by Varsha Joshi

Tags: Mani Ratnam, Ponniyin Selvan-I', Box office collection, Entertainment Industry, Indian Cinema

Prayer Meeting For Raju Srivastava

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Prayer Meeting Scheduled For Comedian Raju Srivastava On Sep 25

Raju Srivastava's family confirmed a prayer meeting, scheduled to be held in honour of late comedian Raju Srivastav on September 25, in Mumbai. The prayer meeting will take place at the Iskcon Temple in Juhu, from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm. Notably, Raju Srivastava (58) died after being treated at the AIIMS, Delhi. He is survived by wife Shikha Srivastav and children Antara and Ayushman.

Sat, 24 Sep 2022 - 10:48 AM / by Varsha Joshi

Tags: Juhu, Mumbai, Raju Srivastava, Prayer Meeting, Entertainment Industry

Entertainment Industry

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Children Below 3 Years Not Allowed In TV; News Rules Issued For Children In Entertainment Industry

New draft guidelines have been issued for the welfare of children in the entertainment industry. The National Commission for Protection of Child Rights issued regulations with regards to children's participation in films, TV, reality shows, OTT, etc. According to the guidelines, children before three years of age cannot be allowed on shows except promotional programmes on breastfeeding and immunisation. Various rules governing their education… read-more

Sat, 25 Jun 2022 - 09:30 AM / by Shibu Immanuel S

Tags: Entertainment Industry, children, NCPCR, Child Rights, Movie Sets

Courtesy: ANI

Cinema Hall Kerala

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Kerala Government Scraps Entertainment Tax For Theatres

The Kerala government on January 11 scrapped the entertainment tax for cinemas in the state from January to March 2021. The decision, which came as a breather to the industry, also reduced 50% fixed charges on the pending electricity bill of the theatres since March 2020. Moreover, extending the validity of the licenses and approvals till March 31, the government has allowed the hall owners to pay the pre-pandemic pending property taxes in… read-more

Tue, 12 Jan 2021 - 02:32 AM / by Sakshi Teresa Emmanuel

Tags: Kerala Government, Kerala Film Chamber of Commerce, CM Pinarayi Vijayan, Entertainment tax, Entertainment Industry

Courtesy: NDTV

Representational Image of marriage

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Indian Wedding Industry Bears Burnt Of Pandemic-induced Lockdowns

The Indian wedding industry is bearing the brunt of the COVID-caused lockdowns. Rajiv Jain, Director of Rashi Entertainment said that the estimated size of the industry is about Rs 3 lakh crore, and appealed the government to use 'four square feet' formula. Another entrepreneur, Anil Thandani, stated that the employees in the industry have turned jobless, and opined that the prospects of weddings taking place sooner are bleak.

Tue, 29 Sep 2020 - 10:05 PM / by Akash Singhal

Tags: weddings, Ministry of Home Affairs, India, Entertainment Industry

Courtesy: Hindustan Times