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    Why the Korean wave is stronger than ever

    The BigBang member was charged with illegal distribution of pornography and was under investigation for several other illegal activities in relation to the nightclub he co-owned.

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    Film cameras start to roll again in Damascus studios

    On a long-disused film set outside Damascus featuring mud houses, palm trees, alleyways and camels, actors in flowing robes are making a television series that the producers say is part.

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    Pakistani filmmakers have the chutzpah to go global

    The last three decades of the twentieth century saw hundreds of cinema houses being pulled down across Pakistan and turned into commercial theatres, plazas, marriage halls and petrol pumps due.

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    Petition filed to remove Bollywood actress as UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador

    Priyanka Chopra has been under fire for cheering on India’s strike in Balakot last week. And now, an online petition has been filed to remove her from the position of UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador.

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    Saudi Arabia signs London entertainment deals despite Khashoggi murder

    “Among the agreements signed is an MoU (memorandum of understanding) with ‘Flying Music’ to organise a number of global theatrical shows such as ‘Thriller’,” the Saudi government said in a statement.

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    This Film on Kashmir Sought CBFC Clearance 6 Months Ago – and Is Still Waiting

    Ashvin Kumar’s 16-year-old filmography has been marked by an unlikely intersection: censorship troubles, movies on Kashmir and National Film Awards.

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    Visual Politics of Iranian Cinema: Social Class in Asghar Farhadi’s ‘A Separation’

    Iranian movies receive widespread critical acclaim and popularity in the global space for its creative richness, honesty and the striking blend with reality. These movies are regarded as some of the finest.

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    The Agony of Being Naseeruddin Shah

    The storm of abuse and sheer vitriol that greeted Naseeruddin Shah’s lament over the alarming state of the nation only proves his point. The actor wasn’t even referring to the routine attacks and abuse.

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    Thugs of Hindostan: A British myth or Indian reality?

    On October 3, 1830, the Calcutta Literary Gazette published an anonymous letter that spoke at length on the activities of a group of worshippers of Goddess Kali, who expressed their devotion.

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    Pakistan invites Saudi Arabia to be 3rd partner in CPEC

    Prime Minister Imran Khan has just returned from a trip to the kingdom. He and his cabinet ministers had traveled to Saudi Arabia and the UAE upon the invitation of the two countries.

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    Ram Gopal Varma says he's making an 'honest' film on Sanjay Dutt's life

    After Rajkumar Hirani delivered a box office hit with the Bollywood actor's biopic Sanju, filmmaker Ram Gopal Varma announced that he too will be making a film on Sanjay.

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    Priyanka Chopra was considered ‘too dark’ for Miss India title

    Bollywood actor Priyanka Chopra is currently on top of her career and regularly making headlines. But did you know she was not the obvious choice for the Miss India title 18 years ago.

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    India to help Bangladesh produce films on PM Hasina before polls there

     India has decided to join hands with the Bangladeshi government to produce a documentary on the country’s Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, months before she and her Awami League Party head to the polls.

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    ‘The Message’ to be shown in Saudi Arabia four decades after ban

    Saudi Arabia will on Thursday screen "The Message" - a four-decade-old film about the Prophet Muhammad (Pbuh) that was initially banned in most Arab states - as the first Arabic title after.

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    ABC apologises over Quantico Hindu terror plot post backlash

    US television studio ABC has issued an apology to Indian fans of its crime drama Quantico after an episode featuring Indian nationalists trying to frame Pakistan in a terrorist plot.

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    Want to make a film on your iPhone? Here are three tips from a director who did just that

    For the past four years I’ve been experimenting with smartphone film production. I recently shot and directed Missed Call, the first short film to be shot on an iPhone X. As the camera technology.

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    ‘Beyond the Clouds’ and Beyond the Boundaries

    Maryam Papi – Eminent Iranian director, Majid Majidi, revisited India to redeem the failure of his 50 milion USD ‘ filmMuhammad: The Messenger of God , known as the most expensive film.

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    Cannes 2018: The year Middle Eastern cinema made its mark

    The selection of films at the 71st Cannes Film Festival, running from 8-19 May, is the talk of the town. The word in film industry circles is that Middle Eastern cinema has finally arrived.

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    ‘Local story, global appeal’: Netflix’s strategy in India with ‘Sacred Games’ and other projects

    Netflix is a pop culture phenomenon in India without the numbers to support it. It is not known exactly how many Indians watch the series, films and documentaries available on the streaming.

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    Saudi Arabia launches multi-billion dollar entertainment resort

    Saudi King Salman and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman attended the ground-breaking ceremony on Saturday of a vast entertainment resort that is at the heart.

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    Saudi Arabia unveils first new cinema in 35 years

    Saudi Arabia on Wednesday unveiled its first cinema in over 35 years with a private screening of the blockbuster "Black Panther", the first in a series of trial runs before movie.

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    Bollywood actor Salman Khan gets five years jail in blackbuck poaching case

    A Jodhpur court on Thursday pronounce its verdict in the 1998 black buck poaching case, in which Bollywood superstar Salman Khan, Saif Ali Khan, Sonali Bendre, Tabu and Neelam.

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    Don't try to pollute film industry with communal bias: Indian veteran screenwriter

    Veteran Indian screenwriter Javed Akhtar on Thursday warned "bigots" to be wary of communalising the Indian film industry, which he termed as "the citadel of secularism".

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    Indian officials push ban on Pakistani artists

    Every day, the animosity between Indians against Pakistani artists and the Pakistani artists seems to increase. In a new wave of controversy, the Indian Motion Picture Producers Association.

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