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Indian theater and film personality Girish Karnad dies at 81

Jun 10, 2019

Girish Karnad, a top Indian playwright, actor and director, has died at 81

India stops release of biopic on PM Modi ahead of polls

Apr 10, 2019

Indian election authorities have stopped the release of a Bollywood biopic on Prime Minister Narendra Modi with national elections scheduled to begin on Thursday

Bollywood biopic on Modi runs into trouble days before vote

Apr 5, 2019

The planned release of a Bollywood biopic on Prime Minister Narendra Modi days before the start of Indian elections has run into trouble with a court challenge pending and the censor board yet to let it in theaters

Iranian media report veteran actor Mashayekhi dead at 84

Apr 2, 2019

Iranian media are reporting that veteran film and theater actor Jamshid Mashayekhi has died at age 84. A Tuesday report by the semi-official ISNA news agency says Mashayekhi died in a hospital in Tehran after a lengthy illness

Egyptian actor says military court sentenced him to 8 years

Mar 7, 2019

Egyptian actor known for his criticism of government says military court sentenced him in absentia to eight years in prison

Indian gov't minister resigns, denies sex harassment claims

Oct 18, 2018

India's junior external affairs minister resigns after 20 women accused him of sexually harassing them during his previous media career; he says he will challenge 'false allegations' against him

India's #MeToo comes amid calls for 2013 law's enforcement

Oct 12, 2018

Indian actresses and writers are flooding social media with allegations of sexual harassment and assault, releasing pent-up frustration with a law that was lauded but critics say has done little to change the status quo

EgyptAir stands by purported interview with Drew Barrymore

Oct 4, 2018

EgyptAir is standing by a writer for its in-flight magazine who penned a bizarre article purportedly based on an interview with American actress Drew Barrymore

Franco-Egyptian actor Gamil Ratib dies at 92

Sep 19, 2018

Franco-Egyptian actor Gamil Ratib, whose roles as villain or aristocrat made him a household name in Arab world, dies at 92

Bollywood star's statue symbolizes India's changing mores

Sep 18, 2018

Bollywood actress and former porn star Sunny Leone has appeared in New Delhi for the unveiling of her wax likeness at the city's Madame Tussauds museum, a move that symbolizes how cultural mores are changing in conservative India

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