Caroline Rupert, Kewku Mandela, Nabil Elderkin, Frisly Soberanis, Tyler Stachan, Mira Nair and Jasmine Velez - Montblanc and Tribeca Film Institute host 'Power of Words' NYC film premiere in tribute to Nelson Mandela in New York City - New York City, New York, United States - Friday 5th December 2014
A host of TV and movie stars were spotted arriving at Carnegie Hall in New York for the 2014 Glamour Women of the Year Awards. Among them were 'Red 2' star Bruce Willis with his wife Emma Heming and Mindy Kaling from 'The Mindy Project', who dazzled in a short blue number.
Freida Pinto and Mira Nair - Shots of a variety of stars as they arrived outside the Glamour Women of The Year Awards 2014 which were held at Carnegie Hall New York, United States - Monday 10th November 2014
'The Reluctant Fundamentalist' star Riz Ahmed was in ''awe of'' co-star Kate Hudson's ability to juggle motherhood and commitment to her role on the film's set.
The actor stars alongside the Hollywood beauty in the forthcoming political thriller from Mira Nair and was struck by how the actress managed to juggle looking after newborn son, Bingham Hawn Bellamy - her first child with fiancé Matthew Bellamy - and get into character at a moment's notice.
He explained to BANG Showbiz exclusively: ''She's such a down to earth, cool girl. What's amazing about her is she just had a baby just before filming, so she was breastfeeding on set and then she quickly passed the baby across to someone else. She'd do up her top, and [when the director yelled] 'Action', she'd burst into tears. That level of focus was something I was in awe of.''
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Director Mira Nair has been honoured for her work to eradicate homelessness in her native India.
The Monsoon Wedding moviemaker recently returned to New Delhi to celebrate the 25th anniversary of her first feature film Salaam Bombay!, about a young boy's struggle to survive on the streets, and during the trip she was recognised by local officials for using her earnings to set up a trust fund for needy children.
Overcome with emotion, she tells Elle magazine, "The most important celebration is for the trust. It's thriving. We reach 5,000 kids with 17 centres, 168 social workers, and five shelters."
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Moviemaker Mira Nair set up yoga classes for the cast and crew of The Reluctant Fundamentalist to help them start the day on a spiritual high.
Kate Hudson and her co-stars were among the devotees who joined the director for an early stretch.
Nair tells Wenn, "I was a student of Iyengar yoga, which is a very classical form of physical yoga. I got tired of making movies and being wrecked by the end of it, so I started with one of the senior yoga instructors who's part of our crew and one hour before we work we practice yoga voluntarily.
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Stars of 'The Reluctant Fundamentalist' including Kate Hudson with her Muse frontman boyfriend Matthew Bellamy, Riz Ahmed and Kiefer Sutherland arrive at the film's premiere at New York's 2013 Tribeca Film Festival. Director Mira Nair and producer Lydia Dean Pilcher are also snapped on the red carpet as well as Mohammed Al Turki who is the executive producer of 'Adult World' which was also screened at the festival.
The Almost Famous star gave birth to Bingham, her first child with fiance Matt Bellamy, just two months before she began shooting the thriller and Hudson has heaped praise on filmmaker Nair for making time for her mum duties.
During an appearance on U.S. morning show Live! With Kelly and Michael on Tuesday (23Apr13), she said, "I was hiding in cylinders on set breastfeeding Bing and it was a really intense role so I was going from breastfeeding to bawling my eyes out. But it was a really amazing experience.
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The actress joined co-stars Riz Ahmed and Liev Schreiber on the red carpet and shared a kiss for photographers with fiance Matt Bellamy.
Polish actress and model Kasia Smutniak opened the festival with a sombre reminder that filmmaker Jafar Panahi is still under house arrest in his native Iran for making films about the country deemed inappropriate and could not attend the event.
His absence was marked by an empty seat onstage outside the Palazzo Del Cinema.
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Joseph Gordon-Levitt will be lighting up this year's Toronto Film Festival after news that the film that he stars in, 'Looper' - described as a "thinking man's actioner" - will be opening the prestigious event on September 6th 2012 with the event then going on for ten days.
Gordon-Levitt stars alongside a legend of the action hero game, Bruce Willis, and the dynamics between the couple will be an interesting one to observe in the Rian Johnson-directed film. Cameron Bailey, TIFF's artistic director was certainly full of enthusiasm for the film (as you would be if you'd just picked it to open your event) stating "With 'Looper,' Rian has taken his filmmaking to a new level, and we can't wait to present it to the Toronto audience in the most prestigious platform we can offer."
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The vintage plane director Mira Nair used as AMELIA EARHART's craft in biopic AMELIA was hi-jacked en-route to the South African film shoot.
The filmmaker threatened to give up food during the shoot if producers couldn't find her one of the actual Lockheed Elektras the famous aviator flew - but she had no idea it would be such a saga to get the plane from the south of France to the location in Cape Town.
Nair tells WENN, "We located this Elektra in the south of France from this wonderful family called the Shabers, who agreed to fly it to us across the entire continent of Africa.
"The Elektra runs on Aveo gas, which is not a gasoline you get now and it was almost like flying it in Amelia's time. You have to keep landing for extra fuel.
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Doctors confirmed the Hollywood beauty was expecting her second child just weeks before entering the studio to shoot scenes for the Mira Nair period drama, and she was concerned Purefoy would add even more tension to the fragile state-of-mind her raging hormones had created.
But much to Witherspoon's delight, Purefoy turned out to be a real comfort during filming - unlike many of her past male co-stars.
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