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Relief in store for some disqualified directors

The government drive against shell companies and its promoters may spare some disqualified independent directors, including Malayalam film star Mohanlal and former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Omar Abdullah, from losing out their positions in other firms.

Sources said the ministry of company affairs (MCA) may soon issue a circular clarifying provisions in the Companies Act, 2013 that offer conditional immunity to independent directors of deregistered companies if faults are not directly attributable to them.

Don't want to act in real-life: Rajinikanth

Superstar Rajinikanth is confident that his mega-budget sci-fi thriller "2.0" will be the most prestigious Indian film ever. "It will appeal to both the global and Indian audiences.

Director Shankar has a nice social message for everyone in the film," Rajinikanth, 66, told reporters at a press conference in Dubai.

The team of "2.0", including Rajinikanth, Akshay Kumar, A R Rahman, director Shankar, Amy Jackson and producer Allirajah Subaskaran were present at the event.

Kidman felt safe with Colin Farrell

Actor Nicole Kidman says it was easy for her to film intimate scenes with Colin Farrell as he made her feel comfortable. The 50-year-old actor, who plays Farrell's wife in the upcoming psychological thriller "The Killing of a Sacred Deer" says the scenes needed to be shot aesthetically as they form an important part of the narrative, reports Entertainment Tonight.

"I think from the minute (Colin and I) met, I just felt safe, which is always a great place to be with another actor.

‘I cried while giving my first shot with Dharamendra sir’ - Kriti

Shooting with veteran actor Dharmendra for ‘Yamla Pagla Deewana Phir Se’ was an exhilarating moment for Kriti Kharbanda. ‘Yamla Pagla Deewana Phir Se’ is the third film in the ‘Yamla Pagla Deewana’ franchise which features 81-year-old Dharmendra along with his sons Sunny and Bobby.

Kriti has joined the franchise and has already finished her first shooting schedule.

Felt like I was hit by bolt: Stone

Actor Sharon Stone felt like she was 'hit by lightning bolt' when she suffered a stroke in 2001.The "Sliver" star was taken to a hospital after she collapsed at her Los Angeles house. After her "massive brain hemorrhage and stroke", Stone was left with a "brain seizure condition" for which she still takes medication, according to The Hollywood Reporter. "I had the kind of stroke where one minute you're standing behind the couch and the next minute you're flipped over the couch on the coffee table and everything is everywhere.

India beat Malaysia to win Asia Cup

India today ended their 10-year wait for continental triumph when they beat a gutsy Malaysia 2-1 in a nail-bitting final to clinch their third Asia Cup hockey title, here today. India, which won the Asia Cup last time in 2007 in Chennai, scored from field efforts through Ramandeep Singh (3rd minute) and Lalit Upadhyay (29th) to dash Malaysian hopes. Malaysia were in summit clash for the first time since tournament's inception.

I will not say no to a film with Ajay: Tabu

Actor Tabu says she will not say no to a film with Ajay Devgn as that is the equation she shares with the superstar. The two actors have worked together in films like "Takshak", "Haqeeqat",

"Vijaypath", "Drishyam" and "Golmaal Again". "Ajay and I are childhood friends. It is always an added benefit to be working with him. I will not say no to a film with Ajay," Tabu said.

Deepika looks for mr right

Actor Deepika Padukone said she believes romantic relationships are complicated and it is difficult to find a partner, who understands one's success and passion.

The 31-year-old actor said it is not easy for a performer to maintain their number one position in the industry. "As far as romantic relationships are concerned, they are complicated because it is difficult to find someone, who understands your success, your passion for what you do, who understands that maybe you earn more money (than him). It (at the top) is a complicated place to be in," Deepika said.

Runaway hit

In a first of its kind, both prêt and couture came together on the same runway at the finale show of the Amazon India Fashion Week. Designers Rina Dhaka, Rohit Gandhi and Rahul Khanna, Ashish N Soni, Krishna Mehta and Pankaj and Nidhi presented their exclusive ‘See Now Buy Now’ festive collections. The show featured five capsule lines with six statement pieces, each offering eveningwear. Handcrafted in crisp silhouettes by Pankaj and Nidhi stood out while Ashish N Soni’s smart-formals in textured jacquards too were a hit.

BCCI seeks Sridhar''s replacement

The BCCI is seeking a new General Manager of Cricket Operations after M V Sridhar's departure and the applicant should either be a cricket expert or someone who has played at the highest level.

Sridhar stepped down last month after being under the scanner for alleged financial impropriety in his home association -- Hyderabad -- when he was heading the state body.

The BCCI invited applications for GM, Cricket Operations today with the deadline for submission being October 23.