Buzzing: AC/DC drummer held again in New Zealand

AC/DC DRUMMER HELD AGAIN IN NEW ZEALAND

AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd has been arrested again in New Zealand and was behind bars last night, his lawyer said.

Details of the charges were unclear and police refused to confirm the 61-year-old had been arrested, less than two weeks after he was sentenced to home detention after pleading guilty to threatening to kill and drugs charges.

However, his lawyer said Rudd would be appearing in court today.

When Rudd was recently sentenced to eight months' home detention, the judge warned him that jail would be the next step if his "rock star lifestyle" continued.

$55M INDIAN FILM CLOSE TO RECOUPING BUDGET

India's most expensive film ever, Baahubal , is close to quickly recouping its massive US$40-million (S$55-million) budget after a record-breaking week at the box office, an industry analyst said last Friday.

The epic battle movie, which has been likened to American blockbuster 300, enjoyed the biggest opening day in the history of Indian cinema, grossing 500 million rupees (S$10.8 million) on July 10.

It went on to make more than US$22 million across India in its first weekend, according to Komal Nahta, the editor of Indian movie magazine Film Information, smashing the previous record of US$17 million set by Happy New Year.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on July 20, 2015, with the headline 'Buzzing: AC/DC drummer held again in New Zealand'. Print Edition | Subscribe