New York, Aug 19:
Veteran actor Anupam Kher was invited to the birthday dinner of actor Robert De Niro, where he also met internationally known names like David O’Russel and Bradley Cooper.
Anupam, who has shared screen space with De Niro in O Russell’s Oscar-winning film, “Silver Linings Playbook” shared on micro-blogging website Twitter that he was “privileged” to be invited for the 72nd birthday of the “Raging Bull” star on Monday.
“Privileged to be invited by Mr. Robert De Niro for his birthday in NY. Met up with David O’Russel and Bradley Cooper,” Anupam wrote.
The 60-year-old actor, who is currently touring the US for his play “Mera Woh Matlab Nahi Tha”, also met film director George Lucas of “Star Wars” fame at De Niro’s birthday party.
“Genuinely believe that #KucchBhiHoSaktaHai. Never thought will meet George Lucas in Robert De Niro’s birthday party,” he tweeted. (IANS)
Agitating FTII students not criminals: Rahul
New Delhi, Aug 19:
Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday criticised Prime Minister Narendra Modi for the arrest of agitating FTII students, and said the students are not criminals.
“Protesting FTII students arrested in midnight crackdown. Our students are not criminals. Silence, Suspend, Arrest: Modi Mantra for Achhe Din,” Gandhi tweeted.
In a post-midnight swoop, Maharashtra Police arrested five students of Film and Television Institute of India from their campus for rioting, damaging properties and other charges.
The arrests came after a group of striking students confined FTII Director Prashant Pathrabe and other staffers in his office for eight hours, and vandalised office furniture and fittings. (IANS)