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22-Feb-2018

‘Love Per Square Foot': An ode to Basu Chatterjee (Review)

Not too many people write love letters these days. So let's celebrate this love letter from actor-turned-director Anand Tiwari to director Basu Chatterjee. Tiwari's "Love Per Square Foot", released on Netflix and to be released in theatres in April, falls...

22-Feb-2018 Mumbai

‘Baaghi 2' looks like Tiger Shroff's white collar ‘Rambo'

The violence seen in the trailer of "Baaghi 2" seems hypnotic in its intensity. Actor Tiger Shroff fights with as much choreographed ferocity as he dances.There isn't much dancing in the trailer of "Baaghi 2", though I am sure there is going to be some dancing....

22-Feb-2018 Mumbai

OTT platforms best to get revenues : Vikram Bhatt

Filmmaker Vikram Bhatt, who has ventured into the digital space with his over-the-top app -- VBontheweb, says such platforms are best to create a stable revenue system for quality content with good production values.Asked how OTT platforms are contributing to...

20-Feb-2018 Mumbai

Taapsee's hockey training comes handy for 'Manmarziyan'

Taapsee Pannu's hockey training from "Soorma" is coming in handy for "Manmarziyan" and the actress finds it rare and uncanny. "It's very rare and uncanny that a sport I learnt for a specific film carried forward in my immediate next. I learned hockey for 'Soorma'...

20-Feb-2018 Mumbai

Dancing with pigeon on head in 'Delhi-6' wasn't easy : Sonam Kapoor

Actress Sonam Kapoor says it was not a cakewalk to dance with a pigeon on her head for the song "Masakali" from the 2009 film "Delhi-6"."Can't believe it has already been nine years since 'Delhi-6'! I still remember it like it was yesterday. Trust me though,...

20-Feb-2018 Mumbai

Irrfan Khan hopeful 'Blackmail' will recreate 'Hindi Medium' magic

Actor Irrfan Khan, who will next be seen in "Blackmail", says he is hopeful that the film will recreate the magic of "Hindi Medium".After "Hindi Medium", which was written by Zeenat Lakhani and directed by Saket Chaudhary, Irrfan and T-Series are set to collaborate...

20-Feb-2018 Mumbai

'Kedarnath' not shelved : Arjun Kapoor

Abhishek Kapoor's directorial "Kedarnath", which is caught in a legal battle, has not been shelved, says Arjun N. Kapoor of the production house KriArj Entertainment."Kedarnath" was supposed to launch actor Saif Ali Khan's daughter Sara Ali Khan.Asked if the...

20-Feb-2018 Mumbai

I always look beyond the frame: Cinematographer Sudeep Chatterjee

National Award winning cinematographer, whose talent has added value to Hindi films like "Chak De! India", "Dhoom 3", "Bajirao Mastani", "Kaabil" and the latest "Padmaavat", says as a visual storyteller, he always tries to look beyond the frame to capture the...

20-Feb-2018 Hyderabad

Shah Rukh Khan is Sophia's favourite actor

Shah Rukh Khan is the favourite actor of Sophia, the human-like robot.'Love for all' is the change she wants to see in this world. The humanoid robot powered by artificial intelligence (AI), stole the show at the World Congress on Information Technology (WCIT)...

19-Feb-2018 Mumbai

I sign films based on their potential : Richa Chadha

Actress Richa Chadha says she signs film based on the merit of the story.Richa is known for featuring in critically acclaimed films like "Oye Lucky! Lucky Oye!", "Gangs of Wasseypur", "Masaan" and "Sarbjit". Most of her films even did well at the box office,...

19-Feb-2018 Mumbai

Heroism of Bhanot continues to move me : Sonam Kapoor

Actress Sonam Kapoor feels blessed to have worked on "Neerja" -- a biopic on Neerja Bhanot, the valiant Pan Am flight attendant who saved a number of lives when terrorists hijacked a plane to Karachi in 1986. She says her bravery continues to move her."Even...

19-Feb-2018 Mumbai

Amitabh Bachchan meets Twitter officials

Megastar Amitabh Bachchan, who threatened to quit Twitter after losing followers earlier this month, met some officials from the micro-blogging site to understand the digital platform.He says the working on the micro-blogging platform is very apparent."The Twitter...

19-Feb-2018 St. Gallen (Switzerland)

Doing something live more thrilling than film : Shekhar Kapur

Veteran filmmaker Shekhar Kapur loved directing his first musical "Matterhorn", and says creating something for the live audience is more thrilling than making a film.Kapur, known for movies like "Bandit Queen", "Mr. India" and "Masoom", on Monday took to Twitter...

19-Feb-2018 Mumbai

'Hindi Medium 2' narrative amusing yet emotional : Homi Adajania

Homi Adajania will be directing the sequel to "Hindi Medium" with actor Irrfan Khan playing the lead. The filmmaker says the film's story is very "amusing yet emotional".The news of Adajania getting on board to direct the quirky franchise comedy for Dinesh...

18-Feb-2018 Noida

Delhi feels like my own city : Anil Kapoor

Veteran actor Anil Kapoor, who was born and brought up in Mumbai, says that whenever he visits the national capital he feels like he is visiting his own city.The actor-producer was here to inaugurate Malabar Gold & Diamonds' store in sector 18 where hundreds...

18-Feb-2018 New Delhi

What's Malaika's 'snappy secret pre-workout routine'

Actress Malaika Arora, known for her fit frame, has revealed a part of her "snappy secret pre-workout routine".After Mumbai and Bengaluru, the sixth edition of Max Bupa Walk For Health culminated here on Sunday. The annual walking event saw participation by...

18-Feb-2018 Mumbai

Kashmiri actor on growing up in 'politically unstable state'

"Kuch Bheege Alfaaz" actor Zain Khan Durrani, a Kashmiri by birth, says the worst part about growing up in a "tumultuous and politically unstable state" is that you insidiously get used to the violence around.He made a strong impact in Onir's latest directorial...

18-Feb-2018 Mumbai

Sidharth Malhotra reveals secret behind his 'fresh face'

Actor Sidharth Malhotra says his mother used to suggest him to drink water and sleep properly for a fresh face.He felicitated the winners and runners-up of the inter-city inter-collegian talent hunt contest - OPPO Times Fresh Face here on Friday, read a statement.In...

17-Feb-2018 Mumbai

Rishi Kapoor predicts 'huge stardom' for Priya Varrier

Veteran actor Rishi Kapoor is impressed by the "expressive" and "innocent" Priya Prakash Varrier. He has predicted a bright future for the 18-year-old, who became an internet sensation with a wink and a shy but mischievous smile in a music video."I predict huge...

17-Feb-2018 Mumbai

Asha Bhosale conferred Yash Chopra memorial award

Veteran playback singer Asha Bhosale was conferred the coveted "5th Yash Chopra Memorial National Award" at a function held here late on Friday.Maharashtra Governor C.V. Rao gave away the award to Bhosale, which has been instituted in the memory of legendary...

17-Feb-2018 Mumbai

I'm a proud YRF girl : Parineeti Chopra

Actress Parineeti Chopra says she is proud of her association with Yash Raj Films, under which she not only made her debut but also did movies like "Ishaqzaade" and "Shuddh Desi Romance".Parineeti on Friday attended the Yash Chopra Memorial Award ceremony, where...

17-Feb-2018 Hyderabad

Ram Gopal Varma questioned by Hyderabad police in obscenity case

Hyderabad police on Saturday questioned filmmaker Ram Gopal Varma in connection with a case of obscenity booked against him for his movie "God, Sex and Truth", and also for allegedly insulting the modesty of a woman.The filmmaker, whose controversial movie with...

17-Feb-2018 Mumbai

Rekha felicitates Asha Bhosle with Yash Chopra Memorial Award

It was an emotional and heart-warming moment when veteran actress Rekha bowed down to touch Asha Bhosle's feet as the legendary singer was feted with the Yash Chopra Memorial Award here.Both the divas -- dressed in gold saris -- lit up the stage with their...

17-Feb-2018 Mumbai

Akshaye Khanna, Richa Chadha to star in film on misuse of rape laws

Actors Akshaye Khanna and Richa Chadha will feature in "Section 375", a Bollywood suspense drama highlighting misuse of rape laws in the country.Backed by Panorama Studios, the movie will be produced by Kumar Mangat Pathak and Abhishek Pathak and directed by...

17-Feb-2018 Mumbai

No difference between cinema, television today: Anshuman Jha

Having been a part of the entertainment industry for eight years, Anshuman Jha who started his career in films with Dibakar Bannerjees "Love Sex Aur Dhokha" and went on to well-received roles in "Chauranga" and "Yeh Hai Bakrapur", is stepping into the web series...

17-Feb-2018 Mumbai

Aiyaary' stars happy with audience response

Actors Sidharth Malhotra and Rakul Preet Singh are happy that the audience is warming up to their latest release "Aiyaary". They are hopeful more viewers will be drawn to the theatres.Sidharth and Rakul attended the launch of a new Carnival Select Lounge Programme...

16-Feb-2018 Mumbai

After 'Pad Man', Akshay, KriArj join hands again

Fresh from the success of "Pad Man", Bollywood star Akshay Kumar, after completing his work in Reema Kagti's "Gold", will move to a project that will be co-produced by Prernaa Arora and Arjun N Kapoor's KriArj Entertainment and his own banner Cape Of Good...

16-Feb-2018 Mumbai

Politics should be kept away from Indian Army : Nimrat Kaur

"The Test Case" actress Nimrat Kaur's father was killed by Muslim militants, but she says her mother kept them away from an anti-Islamic environment and brought her up to have a liberal mind. She also said there should be no political interference in the...

16-Feb-2018 New Delhi

Aditi Rathore in new avatar in 'Naamkarann'

Actress Aditi Rathore's character Avni has been shown dead in "Naamkarann", but she is not walking out of the show. She says new characters, including hers, and stories will make the show even more interesting."Avni has completely finished herself. Her story...

16-Feb-2018 Mumbai

Trolls affect our family, friends : Zareen Khan

Actress Zareen Khan says she is glad that her mother is not on social media as she will get disturbed with the way she (Zareen) gets trolled."Trolls don't realise that whatever they write not only affects us but also affects our family and friends. I am very...

16-Feb-2018 Mumbai

Actors also use their sexuality to get things done : Ekta Kapoor

Indian film and television personality Ekta Kapoor says there are powerful producers who use their position to exploit aspirants in showbiz, but then there are also actors who use their sexuality to get work.Ekta made the comment amid the hullabaloo over sexual...

16-Feb-2018

'Aiyaary': A skilfully mounted cry of rage

Director Neeraj Pandey's "Aiyaary", which means shape shifting', is a cry of rage against the corrupt system that is prevailing in the government and armed forces. It is a simply told tale and is based on facts.An astutely mounted and engaging suspense thriller,...

16-Feb-2018 New Delhi

Leucoderma a misunderstood disease : Geetanjali Thapa

Actress Geetanjali Thapa essays the role of a young meme artiste affected by leucoderma in Onir's latest directorial "Kuch Bheege Alfaaz". She says that most people don't understand that it is a non-communicable skin disease."In the film, my character (Archana...

16-Feb-2018 Mumbai

I can be moody : Arjun Kapoor

Actor Arjun Kapoor, whose "Namastey England" will go on the floors from next week, says he can be moody at times and he is working towards improving himself on that front.At the Nykaa.com Femina Beauty Awards here on Thursday, Arjun was asked about one good...

16-Feb-2018

'Kuchh Bheege Alfaaz': Predictable and soulful

In today's world of instant romance and quick formulas, director Onir's "Kuchh Bheege Alfaaz", though presented with all the trappings of a modern day, heartfelt romantic drama, has an old-world charm. It is a tale of two melancholic misfits who fall in...

16-Feb-2018 Mumbai

Tough to cope up with Tiger's energy levels : Disha Patani

Actress Disha Patani, gearing up for the release of her upcoming film "Baaghi 2", says it is tough to cope up with the energy level of her co-star Tiger Shroff.Tiger is considered as one of the best dancers from the Hindi film industry.Asked about her experience...

16-Feb-2018 Mumbai

Pad Man Akshay Kumar installs sanitary pad vending machine

National Award-winning actor Akshay Kumar has installed a sanitary pad vending machine in Mumbai Central ST Bus Depot and hopes to put several across India.Akshay, whose latest release "Pad Man" delves with menstrual issue and hygiene, especially in rural India,...

16-Feb-2018 Mumbai

Why Padmaavat In 3d Almost Didn’t Happen

Fans can’t stop raving about the 3D version of Padmaavat and how it drew them right into the world of Queen Padmavati. However, it is a little known fact that director Sanjay Leela Bhansali had long been considering the idea of releasing his films in 3D....

15-Feb-2018

'Aiyaary': That seamless political thriller Bollywood needed

At first, "Aiyaary" seems less seamless than it actually is. Where is all this leading to? You wonder at the outset, as writer-director Neeraj Pandey sets up what eventually turns out to be pieces of a jigsaw that fits perfectly into the mindboggling zigzag...

15-Feb-2018 Mumbai

Raj Kapoor still alive in today's audience : Rishi Kapoor

Actor Rishi Kapoor, son of late filmmaker-actor Raj Kapoor, says the current generation still talks about his father's films and so, he is still alive in the audience.Rishi along with his brothers Randhir Kapoor and Rajiv Kapoor on Wednesday attended The Raj...

15-Feb-2018 Mumbai

You can't ban a film like 'Pad Man' : R. Balki

Filmmaker R. Balki, whose latest film "Pad Man" is yet to release in Pakistan, says banning the movie means being unfair to women and humanity.On Wednesday, Balki along with the film's co-producer Twinkle Khanna attended an event for the celebration of its success...

15-Feb-2018 Mumbai

Being part of AIMPLB was liability : Salim Khan to Salman Nadvi

Veteran screenwriter Salim Khan on Thursday told Maulana Salman Hussaini Nadvi, who favoured handing over the disputed land in Ayodhya where the Babri Masjid once stood for the construction of the Ram temple, that the eminent cleric being a part of the All India...

15-Feb-2018 Mumbai

Salman Khan loves clean comedy shows

Superstar Salman Khan says he loves a clean comedy show, which "doesnt hit below the belt"."I had a great time while shooting for the 'Comedy High School'. It is a clean comedy show, which is funny, but importantly doesn't hit below the belt. I never felt awkward...

15-Feb-2018 Mumbai

I'm not a filmmaker, but a storyteller : Vikram Bhatt

Writer-director-producer Vikram Bhatt prefers to be called a storyteller rather than a filmmaker. Hence, the platform to tell his stories does not matter to him.Bhatt launched his OTT (over the top) platform, VB On The Web, on Wednesday. Asked if the change in preference to...

15-Feb-2018 Mumbai

'Jodhaa Akbar' still appealing to audiences : Ashutosh Gowariker

Filmmaker Ashutosh Gowariker says it is an exhilarating feeling that "Jodhaa Akbar", which clocked 10 years of its release on Thursday, is still appealing to the audience.Gowariker tweeted an unreleased poster of the Hrithik Roshan and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan starrer...

15-Feb-2018 Mumbai

Next I will work for reproductive rights : Twinkle Khanna

Writer and Producer Twinkle Khanna riding high on success of her just released film "Pad Man", now wants to work for reproductive rights of women.Twinkle attended the success celebration of her film and discussion organised by Unicef (United Nations Children's...

14-Feb-2018 Mumbai

Scripting is most interesting process for me : Sudhir Mishra

Filmmaker Sudhir Mishra says the process of writing a script is most enjoyable for him as it helps him discover many things about himself.At the trailer launch of his forthcoming directorial "Daas Dev" here on Wednesday, Mishra was asked if he felt any difficulty...

14-Feb-2018 Mumbai

Fell in love first time when I was 10 : Aamir Khan

Bollywood star Aamir Khan opened up to his fans about his "pehla nasha" -- his first love -- on Valentine's Day. He says he first fell in love when he was all of 10 but it was "unrequited".Aamir was celebrating the day of love by listening to his "favourite" romantic...

14-Feb-2018 Mumbai

Being a homemaker comes first on my list : Shilpa Shetty

Actress-entrepreneur and author Shilpa Shetty Kundra, who has launched her second book "The Diary of a Domestic Diva", says being a homemaker is her top priority."People may assume that I have it easy because I have plenty of help. On the contrary, being a homemaker comes...

14-Feb-2018 Mumbai

Women in my life teach me true meaning of love : Alia Bhatt

Actress Alia Bhatt's idea of spending Valentine's Day is not about expensive gifts and mush. She says a weekend getaway with her girl squad and a day out with her pet cat Edward is perfect.Alia Bhatt, who launched Cornetto Oreo on Valentine' Day, has spoken...

14-Feb-2018 Mumbai

Richa Chadha debuts as director

Actress Richa Chadha has debuted as a director with a yet untitled short film, featuring Ali Fazal, comedian Aadar Malik and Satyajeet Dubey.Known for starring in films like "Fukrey", "Gangs of Wasseypur" and "Masaan", Richa has been exploring different facets...

14-Feb-2018 Mumbai

Rani Mukerji to discuss life's hiccups with Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

Bollywood actress Rani Mukerji, whose next big screen outing is "Hichki", will be heading to Bengaluru later this month to discuss life's hiccups with spiritual guru Sri Sri Ravi Shankar.Rani has been promoting her forthcoming Yash Raj Films' production differently...

14-Feb-2018 Mumbai

Nirbhay Wadhwa looking forward to play Lord Hanuman in show

Actor Nirbhay Wadhwa, a follower of Hanuman, is excited to play the lord in the show "Karmphal Data Shani".Before the leap, child artiste Krish Chauhan essayed the role of Hanuman but now, Nirbhay, intrigued by the story of Lord Shani and Lord Hanuman's clash,...

14-Feb-2018 Mumbai

Varun Dhawan gives fans first look into 'October' on V-Day

Bollywood actor Varun Dhawan shared the first look of his upcoming film "October" on digital platforms especially for his fans on Valentine's Day. He says the movie has helped him grow creatively.Varun launched a 33-second teaser of the movie on Wednesday.This...

14-Feb-2018 Mumbai

Ekta Kapoor, Imtiaz Ali join hands for 'Laila Majnu'

Producer Ekta Kapoor is recreating the epic love story "Laila Majnu" presented by Imtiaz Ali.On the occasion of Valentine's Day, Ekta took to Twitter to share a photograph of herself along with Ali. She says she is excited to recreate the tale for a film, which...

14-Feb-2018 Mumbai

My competition is with Varun Dhawan, Maniesh Paul : Anupam Kher

Actor Anupam Kher, gearing up for his 512th film "Baa Baa Black Sheep", says he feels it is just the beginning for him, and that he competes with performers of the current generation.Anupam, along with Maniesh Paul and Mika Singh, was spotted on a film set,...

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