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Supreme Court lifts ban on female make-up artists

Last updated on: November 10, 2014 17:07 IST
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In a landmark decision on Monday, November 10, the Supreme Court allowed women to work as make-up artists in the Indian film industry.

Earlier, Cine Costume Make-up Artists and Hair Dressers Association (CCMAA) mandated that women could only be hair dressers and not make-up artists.

Madhur Bhandarkar welcomed the decision and tweeted: 'Welcome judgement by Hon. Supreme Court allowing women make-up artistes in film fraternity. The discrimination was unhealthy & uncalled for.'

Producer Ashvini Yardi added: 'Kudos to Charu Khurana for challenging and getting the ban lifted on female makeup artists in Bollywood.'

Shabana Azmi returns to Hollywood

Actress Shabana Azmi, who has featured in Hollywood films like Madame Sousatzka and City of Joy, is currently shooting for her next English film The Black Prince in England.

She shared a picture of herself with co-star Satinder Sartaj and tweeted: 'As Rani Jinda with Satinder Sartaj as Duleep Singh in The Black Prince.' 

Directed by Kavi Raz, the film tells the tragic but fascinating story of Maharaja Duleep Singh, the last king of the Sikhs.

It will also feature David Essex, Jason Flemyng, and Rupert Everett.


'Interstellar is paisa vasool'

Celebrities who watched Christopher Nolan's latest film Interstellar took to Twitter to praise the Sci-Fi drama.

Rajat Kapoor tweeted: 'saw interstellar a second time.. paisa vasool :)'

Bejoy Nambiar: 'Do yourself a favour watch INTERSTELLAR ONLY on IMAX! Loved the film. Reminded me a lot of CONTACT.'

Music composer Pritam also enjoyed the film. 'Though long and faltered at places loved #Interstellar - a visual and aural treat. Hans Zimmer score brilliant though few cues were a letdown. Delightful n unusual usage of Organ ( kept really loud),' he posted.

Ali Abbas Zafar wrote: 'Film making is all about make belief and some story tellers do it so poetically that you are blown for days @Interstellar is Just that.'

Twinkle Khanna joins Twitter!

Actress Twinkle Khanna is the latest Bollywood celebrity to jump on the Twitter bandwagon.

One of her closest friends from the film industry, Karan Johar welcomed her.

He tweeted: 'Akshays gorgeous wife....my childhood best friend and named Rani's character in k2h2 after her is on Twitter!! TINA!!! @mrsfunnybones.'

Her husband Akshay Kumar wrote: 'Guys my better half, Tina is now on Twitter as @mrsfunnybones so show her some love and follow now.'


Nargis Fakhri goes to Prague

2011 film Rockstar will complete three years on November 11 and its' actress Nargis Fakhri is in Prague to celebrate the anniversary. 

'Celebrating the anniversary of my first film...Charles Bridge in the back! Remember that scene!!!' she tweeted with a picture of her.  


Fawad Khan returns to India

Pakistani actor Fawad Khan, who debuted in Bollywood with Khoobsurat, is now back in India to work on his next film.

Actress Sonam Kapoor shared a picture of them together and tweeted: 'look who came back! #fk missed you!!'

Kapoor and Khan will be next seen together in Battle for Bittora, a political premise and passionate love story which is an adaptation of Anuja Chauhan's novel of the same name. 


It's a wrap for Khamoshiyan!

The shooting for Karan Dara's Khamoshiyan is over.

Producer Mahesh Bhatt shared a picture of the team and tweeted: 'Home come my Heroes! Film shooting of Karan Dara's Khamoshiyan ends in Cape Town.' 

Vikram Bhatt, who has written the film, added: 'The road to the release of #khamoshiyan gets tougher. Now for vfx and sound. Jan 23rd around the corner!'

The horror film will star Ali Fazal, Sapna Pabbi, and Gurmeet Choudhary.

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