The popular video sharing website YouTube has started an Indian site on Wednesday. The site www.youtube.co.in will contain information about everything related music, arts, culture, cinema and other interesting news.
YouTube has entered into an agreement with NDTV, Rajsri group, Delhi IIT, Eros Entertainment, UTV, India TV, Room TV and others to share content. YouTube is taking all precautions to curb video piracy with the help of the latest technologies.
It appeared like another edition of celebs’ face- off with sleazy videos.
After actresses like Kareena Kapoor, Preity Zinta and Mallika Sherawat faced the brunt of their sleazy MMS clips doing the rounds of the net a few years ago, there was buzz that a Shilpa Shetty sleazy video has found its way to YouTube. The clip was discovered by Shilpa and her PR team themselves. After they registered a complaint that it was a Shilpa look alike and not the actress herself with YouTube, the clip was immediately taken off.
Dale Bhagwagar, Shilpa’s publicist, said, It’s unfortunate that such things are circulated on the internet. Shilpa would never participate in anything lewd.
However, as DT found out, it was much ado about nothing. The so-called sleazy video is actually a clip of a Telugu film Simhadri. And, the girl in it is not Shilpa at all but yesteryears Rasna girl Ankita Jhaveri.
What’s more, she sees nothing wrong with the clip which gave Shilpa and her team so much headache. "This is a scene from one of my movies. It is a scene with Jr NTR and it is a hilarious scene where an ant goes in my pant. After the scene, the song Chima Chima followed which was a big hit and people noticed me."
And what is her take on her resemblance with Shilpa? "It is a compliment and I am a huge fan of hers. But I also have my own identity. I have been an actress down south for about five years now. And as long as the YouTube clip termed me as a Shilpa look alike, I am okay with it," she says.
Katrina Kaif becomes the most searched for person on Google
Bollywood actress Katrina Kaif has become the most searched for person in the world’s leading search engine, Google. According to Google country head Vinay Goel, the most searched celebrity Katrina Kaif is more popular in Pakistan than in India. YouTube became the fastest rising term in 2008 while Orkut and Gmail remained the most popular networking and communication properties for Indian users.
While speaking to media, Katrina Kaif said that it very nice to get included in the most searched for list as it indicates that the fans are enjoying her works in the movies. According to her, it is a very interesting change as Bollywood is largely male dominated and women come far behind. Katrina Kaif is not only the most searched for Bollywood celebrity, she is also in the list of fastest rising search item across categories in India.
The search engine, Google has published its year-end Zeitgeist, the tool which reveals what internet users are searching for. Goa, Kerala and Kashmir were listed as the top holiday destinations. While developing the 2008 report, Google analyzed various aspects of the search queries to read out the minds of Internet users in India.
Emami has given Dabangg producer Arbaaz Khan 24 hours to remove 'Zandu Balm' from the song Munni badnaam hui.
According to reports, the company intends to sue on the grounds that the product name was used without their consent.
Emami has given an ultimatum that if their product name is not removed from the song within the next 24 hours, the matter will then be taken to court.
The song in question, Munni..., was key for the promotional campaign for this Salman Khan starrer film and the lyrics of the song, with this 'phrase', has become quite popular. Oddly enough, this issue had not been raised by Emami before the release.
The recently released Dabangg roared at the box office as it opened to a first day net collection of a whopping Rs 14.40 crore - the highest till date at the box office.
The movie directed by Abhinav Kashyap starring Salman Khan and Sonakshi Sinha has set a new benchmark. As per official sources, the film has now created a record for earning Rs 48 crore, which is a whopping Rs 6 crore more than 3 Idiots, that had collected Rs 41 crore in the opening weekend.
Now, what remains to be seen is how Arbaaz Khan will deal with this particular bone of contention.
Indian music label T-Series obtained an interim injunction against Yahoo Inc. and Yahoo India from the Delhi High Court on Tuesday. The Court issued a notice, in the interim, restraining Yahoo from streaming T-Series owned content on their portal Yahoo Video. T-Series is the largest music content publisher in India.
Rahul Ajatshatru, Media & Entertainment Lawyer representing T-Series said that they had sent a cease and desist notice with certain samples of infringing material to Yahoo and its Indian subsidiary in February. In response to that, Yahoo sent back a standard response, taking refuge under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA). Yahoo did not remove the videos, and a reminder notice was sent in March, reiterating T-Series' stand, along with more instances of infringing content.
On not receiving a response from Yahoo, T-Series moved to the Delhi High Court and obtained a restraining order. T-Series has been very active against copyright infringement - their case against YouTube comes up for hearing in July, while they had also filed a lawsuit against Rediff following which Rediff obtained a license from them for iShare.
Like Yahoo, other companies have also sought refuge under the DMCA, saying that they'll remove the infringing material when notified by copyright owners, which is not applicable in India. The problem is, given the rate at which copyrighted content is uploaded on video sharing sites, the copyright owners will soon have to allocate substantial resources just for this purpose.
Swamy Agnivesh turned traitor in Anna Hazare camp?
Today, we have seen the victory of a grand old man of India Anna Hazare and the entire nation standing behind him, who made the Government agree to pass a strong Jan Lok Pal Bill to wipe off the corruption from our country. Indeed, it is the victory of the people as said by Anna Hazare.
But, it is sad to know that he had a traitor in his own camp who is giving feed back about Anna’s plans and suggests the Government to be firm with Anna Hazare. He is Swamy Agnivesh who accompanied Anna Hazare all these days and keep mediating with the Government on his behalf.
A shocking video tape was found in the ‘You Tube’ in which he was found talking with ‘Kapilji’ (Kapil Sibal) the Minister who strongly criticizing Anna Hazare and his team’s demands. The man, who tried to molest Anna Hazare and his team members with his severe allegations…Kapil Sibal.
Swamy Agnivesh to Kapil Sibal from his Mobile:
“Jayaho Kapilji Jayaho.maharaj.” ….. “It’s very necessary…Otherwise he is getting mad..” ….. ‘You have to take care of him.” ….. ‘Despite so much requesting from your end, still he do not want to quit his fasting…” “I feel ashamed of him” ….. Entire parliament has requested him to break his fast but he is not ready to listen.” …… ‘A person like him doing such things creating embarrassment to the Government is not at all good. Please deal him firmly..firmly..” ……
We are giving the link of the Video footage of his discussion below. Please go through the video and decide yourself whether it is genuine or not.
Pakistan has threatened to block Google as its administrator was not helping the country's premier investigating agency in nabbing people involved in cyber crime.
Interior Minister Rehman Malik said the administrators of internet-based search engines like Google and YouTube were not supporting the Federal Investigating Agency (FIA) to tackle cyber crime.
He added that Interpol's help was being sought in this regard, reported The Nation.
If Google did not help FIA in future then a case would be registered against it, the minister said and warned that Google could be blocked in Pakistan for not cooperating.
Since terrorists involved in the Mumbai attacks had used the internet-based telephonic service based in the US, Malik suggested that action should be taken against the service provider according to the country's laws for involvement in cyber crimes. (IANS)
Stylish star Allu Arjun is getting married with Sneha Reddy on Sunday evening around 10.33 pm at Hitex city, in Hyderabad. However, those who are anxious but unable to watch his grand wedding can view it live on MAA TV. The Channel will air the wedding function starting from 7.30 PM today. Still, those who couldn’t reach the TVs can watch it through youtube.com/maatv on their systems from 8.30 pm today.
Right now, there is hectic activity at Allu’s house as well as at bride Sneha Reddy’s house, as their houses were barged with near and dear.
It is learnt that, many of the Bollywood stars including Salman khan, Sonu Soodh who arrived for CCL curtain raiser match to Vizag on yesterday may attend his marriage.
Apart from these, it is expected that, Amitabh Bachchan, Amir Khan, Rajinikanth, Kamal Hassan, Mammootty and many big heads from all the ‘Woods’ will attend his marriage function.
Recently we heard that Shilpa Shetty’s husband Raj Kundra seems unhappy about her intimate scenes with the Chinese star Xia Yu in the film The Desire. But when we saw the first trailer of the film, something else caught our eye.
Besides Shilpa’s cozying up with the Chinese actor, the trailer is also sprinkled with lesbian content. Model-turned-actress Sheetal Menon, who has earlier shot for Kingfisher calendar, is seen on a bed with another actress talking love and desire. Later in the trailer, the Konark temple imagery is used to signify the closeness between the two females.
Though the trailer tries hard to fascinate the audience, it fails miserably even with its sexual connotation and content. Shilpa’s sensuous bed scene, too, couldn’t spark a flame. Shilpa Shetty is in the US, and on Wednesday, attended New York City International Film Festival where The Desire was screened.
Here is the trailer of the film The Desire which has received Best Narrative Feature Film award at the Geneva International Film Festival.
Shah Rukh Khan's forthcoming film Chak De India is all set to premiere in August at Somerset House in London. Its premiere is a part of the Film 4 Summer Screen programme.
Shah Rukh along with the rest of the star cast will attend the world premiere of the film. Chak De India is part of the Film 4 Summer Screen programme which is one of the highlights of India Now, a three-month season starting July 17 which celebrates London's growing relationship with India.
Chak De India has been produced by Aditya Chopra and directed by Shimit Amin. Shah Rukh plays a Hockey Coach of a girl's team in the film and his character is said to inspired by real life Indian hockey player, Mir Ranjan Negi.
Socialite Paris Hilton flew out of Mumbai early Tuesday saying she had an "eye opening" trip to "beautiful" India but was appalled by its poverty.
"India is beautiful but some parts are very poverty stricken... broke my heart to see babies sleeping on the streets. What are the most credible non-profit (charities) in India? After seeing what I've seen, I want to help make a difference," Paris tweeted before leaving the country.
The heiress, who was here on a three-day trip to launch her line of handbags for the Indian market, stunned a beggar here by tipping her $100.
The 31-year-old promptly received suggestions about a few charities in India from readers.
"Thank you all for your suggestions... It's important to give to those who are less fortunate," she added.
The blonde beauty is headed to Dubai. But she hopes to come back to India, which she earlier said was a "magical and spiritual" land.
"What an amazing and eye opening trip to India. I look forward to coming back soon. Love you all!" she tweeted. (IANS)