Sacred Games, Salman Khan win big at Asian Academy Creative Awards

Sacred Games, Salman Khan

Bollywood star Salman Khan won the best entertainment host/presenter for Bigg Boss, and Anurag Kashyap won best direction (fiction) for season one of Netflix’s original series Sacred Games at the inaugural Asian Academy Creative Awards here.

Aarti Bajaj also won best editing for Sacred Games, reported

Other winners from India included Discovery Communications India, which got the best comedy program for Queens Of Comedy. One Life Studios won best telenovela or soap opera series for Porus. Cartoon Network India’s Lamput won best 2D animated program or series.

Apart from this, NGC Network India won best current affairs program or series for The Last Drop: India’s Water Crisis, and Greymatter Entertainment won best non-scripted entertainment for The Remix.

Miss Sherlock won best drama series at the event, which was spread over two evenings at Singapore’s Capitol Theatre.

Adinia Wirasti won best actress for Indonesia’s Critical Eleven, while China’s Yu Hewei won best actor for The Hunter.

Indonesia’s Michael Kho won best supporting actor for Kenapa Harus Bule?, while Taiwan’s Candy Yang won best supporting actress for Roseki.



‘Sacred Games’, Salman Khan, ‘Porus’ win big at first Asian Academy Creative Awards

‘Sacred Games’, Salman Khan, ‘Porus’ win big at first Asian Academy Creative Awards

Netflix series Sacred Games bagged two awards at the inaugural Asian Academy Creative Awards, reported Variety. Anurag Kashyap won Best Direction (fiction) and Aarti Bajaj won Best Editing.

Starring Saif Ali Khan and Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Sacred Games, Netflix’s first Indian original, is based on Vikram Chandra’s novel of the same name. The first season, which premiered on July 6, was co-directed by Kashyap and Vikramaditya Motwane.

The Asian Academy Creative Awards, held in Singapore, were instituted year to celebrate “Asian content and creativity,” according to their official website.

Several Indian productions were recognised at the event. HBO Asia and Star India’s The Talwars: Behind Closed Doors won Best Documentary Series. Discovery Communications India’s Queens of Comedy bagged the Best Comedy Programme title. Actor Salman Khan won Best Entertainment Host/Presenter for the reality show Bigg Boss. One Life Studios won the Best Telenovela or soap opera series for its period drama Porus, which airs on Sony TV.


Met Arvind Kejriwal. Now, Irrfan Khan Wants to Meet PM Modi. Here’s Why

Irrfan Khan

Irrfan Khan photographed in Mumbai


  • Actor Irrfan Khan wants to question PM Modi on accountability
  • He took the role of Madaari’s creative producer to get the film a release
  • Irrfan also mentioned his Inferno co-star Tom Hanks is a secure actor
Actor Irrfan Khan is taking his role as a vigilante rather seriously.

The 49-year-old actor, who met Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on July 19, has also asked for an audience with Prime Minister Narendra Modi. PM Modi, currently busy with Parliament’s monsoon session, is yet to confirm but what we’d like to know is – why does Irrfan want the administrator on the hot seat?

“Not hot seat really. The film (Madaari) is about the common man and the system. We always see the story of the madaari and jamura. They decide the system and the rest feel helpless, so I thought maybe I should take this opportunity to meet them and ask them,” Irrfan said.


What’s that one question he wants to ask PM Modi?

“There are so many on my mind, I cannot just ask one. It depends on the mood but the one question that weighs on everyone is accountability,” Irrfan said.

“Let’s say one general concern is where does accountability lie? Why is it not transparent? Does the responsibility of the political party lie to tell the people what their plan is when they come to power and also isn’t it their responsibility to make the people more aware?” he asked.

The tag line of Madaari is Desh So Raha Hai . We asked Irrfan why people remain ignorant despite an over active social media culture in the country.

“People are easily lead. They get into the trap of promises because of their insecurities. They get aligned to a group, driven either by politics, cast or religion. They want to align with the most powerful group,” Irrfan said.

Irrfan also explained why he took the role of creative producer for Madaari.

“The reason is to get the film a release. I wanted to control the film so that it could be released. Sometimes a film you do gets stalled. Marketing is a burden on Bollywood. These types of films change the trend but these stories often get buried or waylaid by the enormity of the promotions and the finances involved,” he said.

Of Madaari taking on Rajinikanth’s Kabaali on July 22, the actor said his film is no competition to Rajinikanth’s greatness. “There is enough space for both films,” he added.

A short while ago, a fan-made poster of Kabali went viral for its similarity to the Madaari poster. Irrfan Khan laughed off a hypothetical situation in which Kabali actually did copy Madaari, saying, “They wouldn’t have, team Rajinikanth is very right.”

Irrfan Khan’s Inferno is also set for a release in October. Irrfan said that working with director Ron Howard and actor Tom Hanks was an experience, especially Mr Hanks, who is a secure actor. “Actors get insecure, but when you watch Tom Hanks you realise what a great man he is,” Irrfan said.


Salman Khan, Sunny Leone Top Google’s List of Most Searched Indian Actors in Past Decade

Salman Khan, Sunny Leone Top Google's List of Most Searched Indian Actors in Past Decade

Bollywood superstar Salman Khan and Sunny Leone have been named the most searched Indian actor and actress respectively in the last decade on Google.

The “Dabangg” star is followed by Shahrukh Khan, Akshay Kumar and Amitabh Bachchan. Tamil superstar Rajinikanth rounds off the top five most searched Indian actor list released by Google.

Other top ten searched actors are Hrithik Roshan, Shahid Kapoor, Ranbir Kapoor, Aamir Khan and Emraan Hashmi.

The most searched actresses list is comprised of Katrina Kaif, Kareena Kapoor, Kajal Agarwal, Deepika Padukone, Aishwarya Rai, Priyanka Chopra, Tamannaah Bhatia, Alia Bhatt and Sonakshi Sinha.

Filmmaker Prabhu Deva has topped the most searched directors list which also features Karan Johar, Farhan Akhtar Raj Kapoor, Ram Gopal Varma, Farah Khan among others.

Aamir Khan-starrer “PK” is the most searched film in the last 10 years, followed by “Kahaani”, “Baahubali”, “Aashiqui 2”, “Dhoom 3”, “Kick”, “Bajrangi Bhaijaan”, “Happy New Year”, “Hero” and “Ek Villian”.

Besides featuring in the most searched actor list, Big B also topped the most searched classic actor list, while Rekha is most searched classic actress.

Rapper Honey Singh has been named most searched Indian singer which also has Atif Aslam, Arijit Singh, Lata Mangeshkar, Sonu Nigam, Kishore Kumar, Shreya Ghoshal, Kumar Sanu, Himesh Reshammiya and Sunidhi Chauhan.

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