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Branagh Live: Romeo & Juliet Trailer


The story of Romeo and Juliet is one of unconditional love that shows how far two people will go in order to be together for eternity. The two families the Montagues and the Capulets are at war with each other and both Romeo the son of Montague and Juliet the daughter of Capulet fall in love with each other which is strictly forbidden because of the family's ongoing feud.

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Jameson Empire Awards 2016 Held At Grosvenor House Hotel

Meera Syal - Jameson Empire Awards 2016 held at Grosvenor House hotel at Jameson Empire Awards, Grosvenor House - London, United Kingdom - Sunday 20th March 2016

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Jameson Empire Awards

Meera Syal - Arrivals for The Jameson Empire Awards 2016 at the Grosvenor House Hotel at Jameson Empire Awards, Grosvenor House - London, United Kingdom - Sunday 20th March 2016

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Moet British Independent Film Awards

Meera Syal , Sanjeev Bhaskar - Moet British Independent Film Awards 2015 held at Old Billingsgate Market - Arrivals at Old Billingsgate - London, United Kingdom - Sunday 6th December 2015

Meera Syal and Sanjeev Bhaskar
Meera Syal and Sanjeev Bhaskar

London Evening Standard Theatre Awards 2015

Meera Syal - London Evening Standard Theatre Awards at the Old Vic - London, United Kingdom - Sunday 22nd November 2015

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The Evening Standard Theatre Awards,

Meera Syal - Evening Standard Theatre Awards at the Old Vic - London, United Kingdom - Sunday 22nd November 2015

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Meera Syal and Sanjeev Bhaskar
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Meera Syal and Sanjeev Bhaskar

Absolutely Anything Trailer


If you could change absolutely anything in the world, what would it be? This is the ultimate question that Neil Clarke finds himself faced with when he wakes up with the ability to become whoever he wants to be, have whatever he wants and make the impossible very easily possible. Little does he know that this is a test set up by some disgruntled extra-terrestrial lifeforms, who have given the following ultimatum: use this ultimate power for good, or watch the Earth burn. Unfortunately, Neil has a lot of things in his own life that he would like to change, let alone important things in the rest of the world. He wishes for an easier life, to be more attractive and to win the heart of his neighbour Catherine. But, as Spider-Man once said, with great power comes great responsibility, so if he is thinking of making some big changes, he ought to make sure he's really thought them through first.

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Dame Janet Suzman: "Theatre Is A White Invention"


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Veteran actress Dame Janet Suzman has been slammed by Meera Syal for branding theatre "a white invention".

The South African star made the comments in response to Syal's appeal to the theatre industry to cater more broadly to an Asian audience.

Suzman responded to the plea by stating that the stage is in white people's Dna and it is down to Asian writers to make plays that will appeal to a wider cultural base.

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All In Good Time Review


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Based on the 1963 play Rafta Rafta, this lively comedy-drama is a story of delayed satisfaction in the Indian subculture in Bolton, northwest England. The characters and situations are entertaining, even if it all feels somewhat stagey and corny.

On the day of their colourful wedding, Atul and Vina (Ritchie and Karan) are endlessly delayed by family business, traditions and the drunken antics of Atul's father Eeshwar (Patel), which his patient mother Lopa (Syal) just about tolerates. And being in a room next to his parents makes their wedding night less than satisfying. But it gets worse when their honeymoon is cancelled. And the growing pressure - from helpful parents, nosey neighbours, work colleagues and Atul's cheeky title brother (Mohan) - to consummate the relationship is just too much to bear.

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Syal Wants Crackdown On Internet Bullying


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British actress Meera Syal is urging British officials to clamp down on internet bullying after her daughter was allegedly targeted via Facebook.com.

The Goodness Gracious Me star's daughter Chameli Bhatia, 19, was recently cleared of accusations she attacked a friend with a glass at a party, and during the court proceedings, it emerged she had suffered at the hands of 'cyber-bullies'.

Syal has now spoken out against internet bullying, insisting more should be done to protect youngsters.

She tells Britain's Sunday Telegraph, "I suspect there are very few parents in the country whose children have not been subject to cyber-bullying, whether by internet, Blackberry messenger, or text. While I am a passionate defender of free speech I think the time has come to examine carefully when a freely expressed opinion turns into something akin to victimisation and trial by media."

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Chameli Bhatia Found Not Guilty Of Glassing Model


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Chameli Bhatia was breathing a huge sigh of relief after judges found her not guilty of glassing someone at a party in the Woodford area of Essex, UK last year. They ruled that it was instead a "horrible accident" that cut part-time model Christian Pannell. Bhatia has always claimed it was a ring on her finger that accidentally broke a glass Pannell was holding and the daughter of television actor Meera Syal wept as she was found not guilty after a 14 month wait.

The Evening Standard reports that Bhatia - who was at school when the incident happened but now studies at the University of East Anglia - was cyber bullied even though she'd protested her innocence all along. "Horrible things were said about me on Facebook," the student admitted, "It was really difficult to hear people saying things that aren't true." The abuse was just part of the hell she had to face though, as she went on to say, "It has been a really difficult time for me and my family. To be falsely accused of something like this is an awful experience."

Bhatia however was quick to thank her mother Syal, as well as biological father, journalist Shekhar Bhatia and stepfather, comedian Sanjeev Bhaskar, "I couldn't have done that without the support of my mum and dad and stepdad," she gushed, "They helped me get through this."

Syal's Daughter Cleared Of Glass Attack


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The daughter of British actress Meera Syal has been cleared of allegations she attacked a male model with a glass at a friend's birthday party.

Chameli Bhatia, 19, faced a charge of actual bodily harm after she was accused of wounding ­schoolmate Christian Pannell, who needed 14 stitches to treat cuts to his face.

Bhatia insisted the incident was an accident, and on Thursday (03Nov11), she was found not guilty of attacking Pannell.

Syal, famous for her comedy roles on U.K. TV, wept with relief when she heard the news in London's Snaresbrook crown court, and told reporters afterwards, "We always believed in her innocence.”

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You Will Meet A Tall Dark Stranger Trailer


After years of marriage, Alfie and Helena are getting divorced, this is mainly due to Alfie's midlife crisis and lust for a much younger woman called Charmaine. Whilst Helena seeks guidance from a fortune teller her daughter is also facing troubles of her own. Sally works in an art gallery work whilst her husband stays at home hoping to write a novel that repeats the success of his first.

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Kim Cattrall Up For Theatre Prize


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Kim Cattrall has been nominated for a coveted theatre award.

The 'Sex And The City' star's turn as Amanda in 'Private Lives' sees her considered for the Best Actress in a Play prize at the 11th Whatsonstage.com Awards.

She will face competition from 'End of the Rainbow' star Tracie Bennett, Helen McCrory for her role in 'The Late Middle Classes', 'Ruined' star Jenny Jules, Nancy Carroll from 'After the Dance' and 'All My Sons' actress Zoe Wanamaker.

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Allen Slammed By British Comedian


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Woody Allen has come under fire from a British comedienne, who is furious he cut her part in new movie SCOOP.
A heavily pregnant Meera Syal struggled to complete filming on the London-set murder mystery but battled on regardless of her discomfort.
Now she's fuming her scenes were cut by the director without her knowledge.
Her husband and Scoop co-star SANJEEV BHASHKAR explains, "Meera now only figures in a crowd shot.
"She was particularly annoyed as she was pregnant at the time so it wasn't a comfortable shoot.
"Luckily I had the sense to make sure all my scenes were with Hugh Jackman so I knew they wouldn't dare cut mine."

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