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Upala KBR

Upala KBR

An entertainment journalist for more than 25 years, she started out in Star and Style film magazine and has written for publications including Midday, Bombay Times, DNA, magazines like Debonair and Zee Premier, and online websites. Bollywood film news is always exciting to break! Twitter: @upalakbr999

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Shekhar Kapur: Will have actors, dancers from across the world

Shekhar Kapur: Will have actors, dancers from across the world

Set to present a musical on environmental issues, Kapur on amalgamating various cultures to further a cause that affects all... [Read More]

29 November,2022 07:12 AM IST | Mumbai | Upala KBR
Sooraj Barjatya: Salman is easily the most family-oriented person I know

Sooraj Barjatya: Salman is easily the most family-oriented person I know

Weeks after Khan announced their next, Barjatya on how superstar enjoys playing mellow characters in his family dramas despite his bad-boy image... [Read More]

26 November,2022 07:38 AM IST | Mumbai | Upala KBR
Abhishek Pathak: Would love to direct all future instalments

Abhishek Pathak: Would love to direct all future instalments

As Drishyam 2 crosses Rs 100-crore mark, director on how they reinterpreted Malayalam original, and the way ahead for Ajay-starrer... [Read More]

25 November,2022 07:44 AM IST | Mumbai | Upala KBR
'Chhello Show': Going for gold, one show at a time

'Chhello Show': Going for gold, one show at a time

Ali Fazal to host special screening of Chhello Show for industry friends tomorrow, to lend support to India’s official Oscars entry... [Read More]

24 November,2022 07:18 AM IST | Mumbai | Upala KBR
Bholaa to get bigger with Bhai?

Bholaa to get bigger with Bhai?

Sources suggest Ajay planning to create a Bholaa universe with three instalments; Salman said to have been approached for the parallel lead in the sequel ... [Read More]

22 November,2022 07:12 AM IST | Mumbai | Upala KBR
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IN PHOTOS: Over 50 killed, 700 hurt in 5.6-magnitude earthquake in Indonesia

IN PHOTOS: Over 50 killed, 700 hurt in 5.6-magnitude earthquake in Indonesia

A 5.6-magnitude earthquake struck Indonesia`s West Java province killing more than 50 people and injuring around 700 people, the officials said. The quake struck on land in Cianjur town, about 75 km southeast of the capital, Jakarta. Pics/PTI... [Read More]

21 November,2022 06:02 PM IST
In photos: Key moments from Rahul Gandhi's Bharat Jodo Yatra in Maharashtra

In photos: Key moments from Rahul Gandhi's Bharat Jodo Yatra in Maharashtra

The Bharat jodo yatra, which started from Kanniyakumari in Tamil Nadu on September 7, has so far covered 28 districts across six states. It entered Deglur in Maharashtra on November 7. It will pass through 12 states before culminating in Jammu and Kashmir in January after covering a distance of 3,570 km over nearly 150 days. Here are few key moments in Maharashtra. Pic/PTI... [Read More]

17 November,2022 02:29 PM IST
IN PHOTOS: Mallikarjun Kharge becomes new Congress chief; gets over 7,000 votes

IN PHOTOS: Mallikarjun Kharge becomes new Congress chief; gets over 7,000 votes

Veteran leader Mallikarjun Kharge has won the elections held to elect the Congress party`s president. More than 9,500 delegates cast their votes in the presidential election. Pic/PTI... [Read More]

19 October,2022 03:37 PM IST
Nagarjuna, Venkatesh, and others pay respect to Mahesh Babu's mother

Nagarjuna, Venkatesh, and others pay respect to Mahesh Babu's mother

Telugu actor Mahesh Babu`s mother Indira Devi passed away in the early hours of Wednesday in Hyderabad due to illness. She was 70. Several celebrities from the Telugu film industry poured in to pay respect. (All Photos/ Pallav Paliwal)... [Read More]

28 September,2022 06:27 PM IST
70 yrs after extinction, PM Modi releases cheetahs to Kuno National Park

70 yrs after extinction, PM Modi releases cheetahs to Kuno National Park

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday released eight cheetahs into Madhya Pradesh’s Kuno National Park. Pics/Pallav Paliwal... [Read More]

17 September,2022 02:21 PM IST
From Olivia Colman to Stella Gonet, actors who played Queen Elizabeth II

From Olivia Colman to Stella Gonet, actors who played Queen Elizabeth II

Queen Elizabeth II died on Thursday, September 8, at Balmoral Castle in Scotland after reigning for 70 years. She was 96. She lived a rich life and witnessed various events in the history of the world. Several films and web series have been made over the years narrating stories about the Queen and the Royal family. Here`s looking at some of the actors who flawlessly portrayed the role of the Queen for the screen. (All Photos/ Movie stills)... [Read More]

09 September,2022 07:29 PM IST
In Photos: Queen Elizabeth II with PM Modi, former Prez KR Narayanan and others

In Photos: Queen Elizabeth II with PM Modi, former Prez KR Narayanan and others

Queen Elizabeth II, the UK`s longest-serving monarch, died at Balmoral Castle in Scotland after reigning for 70 years on Thursday, September 8, 2022. She was 96. See photos of Queen Elizabeth II with famous Indian personalities. Pic/PTI... [Read More]

08 September,2022 07:24 AM IST
In photos: Floods wreak havoc in Pakistan, govt sets up national disaster agency

In photos: Floods wreak havoc in Pakistan, govt sets up national disaster agency

Pakistan is going through the worst-ever floods, due to monsoon rains, with over 70 per cent of the country inundated, over 1,000 dead, ready crops spread across hundreds of thousands of acres destroyed, and at least 35 billion people, including women and children, displaced. The floods have wreaked immense havoc in Gilgit-Baltistan, Khyber Pukhtunkhwa, and the south Punjab region while Balochistan and Sindh province are the worst-affected, reoprted IANS.... [Read More]

30 August,2022 05:27 PM IST
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National Interests Should Come First: EAM S Jaishankar At IIM Kolkata

National Interests Should Come First: EAM S Jaishankar At IIM Kolkata

EAM S Jaishankar on November 02 talked about the abrogation of Article 370 in 2019 and said that the temporary provision given under Article 370 to Jammu and Kashmir continued for more than 70 years due to the “politics of the day”. He further adds, “It is important to put the national interest first. Politics of the day should not hamper the larger interest of the nation.” ... [Read More]

03 November,2022 02:45 PM IST
Cheetahs Back In India After 70 Years

Cheetahs Back In India After 70 Years

The special chartered cargo flight, bringing 8 cheetahs from Namibia, landed at the Indian Air Force Station in Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh on September 17. Prime Minister Narendra Modi will release the cheetahs into Kuno National park in MP.... [Read More]

17 September,2022 12:03 PM IST
Covid-19: Mumbai reports 1,700 cases, 5 deaths

Covid-19: Mumbai reports 1,700 cases, 5 deaths

On Sunday, Mumbai reported five deaths due to Covid-19 which is the highest since February 7 this year. Four out of the five individuals who lost their lives were above the age of 70 and suffering from diabetes, hypertension, and other ailments. The total death count has gone up to 19,599. Meanwhile, the city reported 1,700 fresh cases of Covid out of 13,435 samples.... [Read More]

27 June,2022 06:34 PM IST | Mumbai
Stunning Light & Sound Show On Indian Railways' 170th Birthday At CSMT In Mumbai

Stunning Light & Sound Show On Indian Railways' 170th Birthday At CSMT In Mumbai

: Artistically designed World Heritage Site Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus (CSMT) building was livened up to the tune of music and dance amidst the sparkle of light on the occasion of 170 years of the Indian Railways and World Heritage Day. The Central Railway organised the first-of-its-kind light and sound-cum-performance show `Navarasangam - Ek Gatha CSMT Ki’ on April 17 depicting its history through the various emotions of the nine Rasas of `Natyashastra’. ... [Read More]

18 April,2022 10:00 PM IST | Mumbai
Alia Bhatt Quashes Tiif Rumours As RRR Crosses 700 Cr At Box-Office

Alia Bhatt Quashes Tiif Rumours As RRR Crosses 700 Cr At Box-Office

As director SS Rajamouli`s magnum opus RRR breaks the box office, rumours of the maker and Alia Bhatt began floating on the internet. As per the speculations, Alia Bhatt who is playing the role of `Sita`, actor Ram Charan`s character`s love interest, was upset with the makers due to less screen time. After several days of such reports surfacing, Alia Bhatt took to her Instagram to quash the reports. ... [Read More]

01 April,2022 09:35 PM IST | Mumbai
Sabira Merchant Talks About The Life Of Women Of Bombay In 1970s In New Memoir

Sabira Merchant Talks About The Life Of Women Of Bombay In 1970s In New Memoir

Sabira Merchant`s new memoir, `On a life well lived` looks back on a spirited life while bringing alive a genial and slower Bombay of the 1970s. The memoir captures the life of women of Bombay in 1970s and how the spaces have evolved. Merchant`s memories offers a picture of a Bombay which was an “easy and friendly world”, with days planned with friends comprising pot lucks, watching English films at the Cambatas’... [Read More]

07 February,2022 02:37 PM IST
Asking LGBTQIA+ folks what Independence Day means to them

Asking LGBTQIA+ folks what Independence Day means to them

Where are we on the road to LGBTQIA+ equality? After 70+ years of independence it’s high time we start accepting everyone for who they are. ... [Read More]

15 August,2021 02:15 PM IST | Mumbai
Mumbai: Three rail staffers save 70-year-old crossing tracks

Mumbai: Three rail staffers save 70-year-old crossing tracks

A 70-year-old man, who was crossing the railway tracks, was saved in the nick of time, thanks to the alert rail staff at Kalyan station. An employee working on tracks shouted to alert train drivers, who immediately applied brakes and the man was saved.... [Read More]

19 July,2021 08:05 PM IST | Mumbai
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