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Ethan Hawke set to play Nikola Tesla biopic

Ethan Hawke is all set to electrify his fans in his next movie 'Tesla' by playing the role of Nikola Tesla, the famous electricity pioneer, in biopic. Tesla is written and directed by Michael Almereyda, who has already worked with the American actor in Hamlet and Cymbeline. The biopic will chronicle the life and times of the famed Serbia-American inventor, who is known for designing the modern alternating current (AC) electric supplying system. The inventor also made the Tesla coil that is still being used in radio…

British government set for Monday reshuffle

LONDON: Britain's government is to undergo a reshuffle on Monday as Prime Minister Theresa May looks to reassert her authority following a string of high-profile departures, according to MPs. Deputy prime minister Damian Green is set to be replaced after stepping down last month over a pornography scandal, following on from the departures of ministers Michael Fallon and Priti Patel embroiled in separate controversies. "Damian Green's departure before Christmas means that some changes do have to be made, and I will be…

Protesters assault Indian filmmaker Sanjay Leela Bhansali at ‘Padmavati’ set

Protesters on Friday assaulted Bollywood filmmaker Sanjay Leela Bhansali at set of his film ‘Padmavati’ in Jaipur in Rajasthan. The protesters alleged that “the film does not portray a Rajput queen in good manners”. Activists of the Rajput Karni Sena shoved, slapped and pulled Bhansali’s hair, manhandled other crew members and damaged the sets at Jaigarh Fort. Members allegedly of Shree Rajput Karni Sena break shooting equipment/bash up crew of @bhansaliprod_fc's #Padmavati at Jaipur's Jaigarh Fort…

China Mobile set to buy stake in Thailand’s True Corp: sources

BANGKOK: State-owned China Mobile Ltd is poised to buy an 18 percent stake in Thai telecoms group True Corp valued at around $581 million, people familiar with the matter said, in Thailand's first major corporate deal since a coup last month. True Corp, backed by billionaire Dhanin Chearavanont's Charoen Pokphand Group, also plans to offer new shares via a rights issue on the basis of seven new shares for 10 existing shares, one of the sources said. The deal is part of the Thai group's long-term plan to secure a foreign…