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Dj's Comments About Indian Idol Sparks Protest


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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.

Smith: 'I Connect With Shahjahan'


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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.

Smith, who flew to the country to appear on TV talent show Indian Idol last week (ends24FEB06), was fascinated with the Taj Mahal in Delhi, which Shahjahan erected for his queen Mumtaz Mahal.

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.

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Will Smith's Bollywood Aspirations


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Hollywood star Will Smith is desperate to star opposite Indian beauty Aishwarya Rai in a Bollywood movie.

The I, ROBOT actor arrived in the south Asian nation on Sunday (19FEB06) to launch new TV channel Pix and appear on TV talent show Indian Idol, the country's version of the British original Pop Idol.

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.

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Will Smith Set For Indian Tv


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MEN IN BLACK star Will Smith will be popping up all over TV screens in India next week (begs20FEB06), even making an appearance on Indian Idol.

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.

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Gere Pens Aids Song With Richie


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Richard Gere has co-written a song with Lionel Richie to raise awareness about the spread of AIDS in India.

The Pretty Woman veteran is following in the footsteps of Sharon Stone who helped write new track COME TOGETHER NOW in a bid to raise money for the victims of August's (05) Hurricane Katrina.

The Buddhist actor has pledged to help spread the message about HIV to India's youth via the country's version of Pop Idol and American Idol.

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Richie Pens Aids Tune


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Soul singer Lionel Richie is writing a song about AIDS, to be debuted at the final of Indian talent TV show Indian Idol next month (FEB05).

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.

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