The winner of Indian Idol has called for peace in the country after a radio host sparked fierce protests by making derogatory comments about the aspiring singer.
Prashant Tamang urged his supporters to cease violent demonstrations in the eastern state of West Bengal, telling fans, "Violence has no place in song or music."
More than 60 people were injured and dozens of vehicles set ablaze after the unnamed DJ launched a scathing attack on Tamang.
Indian troops have been called in to calm the protests.
Rapper/actor Will Smith felt a spiritual connection with 17th century Mughul Emperor SHAHJAHAN during his recent visit to India, because he too has built a shrine to his wife.
And the American star believes he has an affinity with Shahjahan because he has displayed his love for his wife Jada Pinkett Smith in a similar manner.
Continue reading: Smith: 'I Connect With Shahjahan'
Smith admits he has a list of dreams to fulfil in India, including a visit to the Taj Mahal and to eat an authentic chicken tikka masala, as well as meet Bollywood producers to discuss his Asian film debut.
Continue reading: Will Smith's Bollywood Aspirations
The star will arrive in India on Sunday (19FEB06) and will launch PIX, a new movie satellite channel, on Thursday (23FEB06).
On Friday (24FEB06), Smith will make a special guest appearance on the country' singing talent competition.
Continue reading: Will Smith Set For Indian Tv
Continue reading: Gere Pens Aids Song With Richie
The former COMMODORE and celebrity pal Richard Gere have been campaigning against the HIV/AIDS problem in the Asian nation.
Gere and Indian Idol bosses agreed last year (04) the winner's first single would be about the virus, but were having problems finding the right song.
Continue reading: Richie Pens Aids Tune
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