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Dhobi Ghat in BAFTA list for Best Foreign Film

Last updated on: January 10, 2012 16:30 IST

Dhobi Ghat in BAFTA list for Best Foreign Film

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Kiran Rao's directorial debut Dhobi Ghat, that released last January, has been included in the British Academy of Films and Television Awards for the Films not in the English Language category.

The list boasts of 14 other notable films from various countries and includes criticially acclaimed Spanish film The Skin I Live In.

Round 2 voting, that commenced on January 6, will reduce the present number to five contenders that'll be nominated for the award. Nominations for all categories will be announced on January 17.


Image: Movie poster of Dhobi Ghat


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Beyonce opens up about 'emotional' baby birth

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Beyonce has finally broken her silence after becoming a first-time mum, this weekend.

The Crazy In Love hitmaker revealed that giving birth to the child was 'emotional and extremely peaceful' and 'the best experience' of her life.

She and her husband Jay Z became proud parents to Blue Ivy Carter on Saturday, and the happy couple has now spoken movingly about her birth and thanked fans for their well wishes.

'Life just got Really good. We are happy to announce the arrival of our beautiful daughter, Blue Ivy Carter,' Contactmusic quoted the couple as making a joint statement on Jay Z's website.

'Her birth was emotional and extremely peaceful, we are in heaven. She was delivered naturally at a healthy 7 lbs and it was the best experience of both of our lives.

'We are thankful to everyone for all your prayers, well wishes, love and support,' they added.


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Michael Jackson's unreleased lyrics go under the hammer

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Michael Jackson's previously unreleased lyrics has been put up for auction by the late popstar's close friend.
 
The eight-and-a-half line verse written in pen on white paper, has intrigued fans and is being sold by auctioneers Bonhams, who are expecting offers of up to 3,000 pounds.
 
Dr Arnold Klein, the pop legend's dermatologist, is selling the handwritten lyrics after being declared bankrupt.
 
According to research, it is not part of any song already published and may well have been part of a composition not yet released.
 
It is believed the words could also have been a work in progress or even a project that he abandoned.
 
The verse begins as 'Across the sea of time, we shall meet on endless shores, counting our blessings of love's eternity.'
One line is crossed out and the lyric ends with 'So let us meet on endless shores at the break of dawn...'
 
Dr Klein was a close friend of Jackson's, and it was he who employed the singer's former wife Debbie Rowe, the mother of two of the star's children. 'It looks like it is written in poetic format. There are eight-and-a-half lines and they feel like lyrics,' the Daily Mail quoted Catherine Williamson, from Bonhams as saying.
 
"We could not find it in any of his published music so maybe it was a work in progress or is a song that has not yet been released. "These lyrics are pretty intriguing and we will expect they will attract a lot of attention," she added.
The auction takes place in Los Angeles, U.S., on January 23.


Image: Michael Jackson
Photographs: Reuters/Megan Lewis

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