x Abu Dhabi, UAESaturday 20 January 2018

Also, Delhi court stops release of Ram-Leela; Jaya Bachchan to light up the small screen; Baldwin in tears during trial of his stalker.

Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone. AFP
Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone. AFP

To celebrate its ninth anniversary, Infusion magazine, which covers the UAE’s nightlife and entertainment scene, has announced the We Are 9 concert at Atlantis Beach, The Palm, on Friday, December 6, featuring the hip-hop group Cypress Hill, Stereo MCs, Afrika Bambaataa, Moodymann, Josh Wink, the Cuban Brothers, Karizma and a host of other artists. Supporting DJ acts include Break DJ Lobito, David Craig, Conan Liquid and Andy Buchan. Tickets cost Dh250 (pre-sale) and Dh290 (at the door), 21 and above only. Visit www.infusion.ae for more details.

Delhi court stops release of Ram-Leela

The Delhi High Court has stopped the Bollywood filmmaker Sanjay Leela Bhansali from releasing his latest film Ram-Leela starring Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone. The court considered the plea that Ram-Leela, out in the UAE today, allegedly hurt the sentiments of Hindus as it contains sex, violence and vulgarity. The court had earlier refused to ban the movie and also imposed a cost of 50,000 rupees (Dh2,886) on an NGO that had moved the plea against the film. — The National staff

Jaya Bachchan to light up the small screen in new series

The veteran Bollywood actress Jaya Bachchan will soon make her small-screen debut in a fiction show on Sony TV. The show, produced by Endemol, will be broadcast next year and will see the veteran star in a strong character. “The show is based on a very strong subject and will have Jaya playing a prominent character. The storyline is under wraps,” a source said. — The National staff

Baldwin in tears during trial of his stalker

Alec Baldwin was moved to tears while testifying on Tuesday in the trial of an aspiring Canadian actress charged with stalking him and his wife. Wiping his eyes, the Emmy-award winning actor, 55, said Genevieve Sabourin ruined his engagement day to Hilaria Baldwin, now his wife, with an unannounced visit to his home in East Hampton, New York. Sabourin also threatened to enter his home and place of work, he told the New York Criminal Court in lower Manhattan. “That’s when I knew she was dangerous,” Baldwin said. Sabourin, 41, is charged with 24 counts of harassment and stalking and could face up to a year in prison if convicted. — Reuters