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22-Aug-2017 Mumbai

Taapsee Pannu happy to be 'most powerful woman of the year'

Actress Taapsee Pannu has shown women power on the big screen through her strong roles in films like "Naam Shabana" and "Pink". Now, she has been honoured with the Most Powerful Woman of the Year award.She was felicitated on Monday night by Savvy Magazine."It's...

22-Aug-2017 Mumbai

Air pollution is a real, serious challenge : Deepika Padukone

Bollywood actress Deepika Padukone says most people are unaware about indoor air pollution and the toll it can take on health.The actress, who features in paint manufacturer Asian Paints' new advertisement campaign for its Royale Atmos product, feels air pollution...

22-Aug-2017 New Delhi

As an artiste, I still haven't done much: Badshah

With a discography full of hits like "Dhup Chik", "Abhi toh party shuru hui hai", "Selfie le le re", "Kar gai chull" and "Tamma tamma again" among many others, rapper Badshah, who has been in the Bollywood music industry for over four years, says as an artiste...

21-Aug-2017 Mumbai

Why not, says David Dhawan on working with Govinda again

"Deewana Mastana", "Haseena Maan Jaayegi", "Aankhen", "Partner" -- David Dhawan and Govinda's collaborations gave Bollywood some memorable entertainers. The director says he would surely like to work with the actor again.David was present at the launch of the...

21-Aug-2017 Mumbai

'Bareilly Ki Barfi' mints over Rs 10 crore in opening weekend

Actors Ayushmann Khurrana, Kriti Sanon and Rajkummar Rao starrer "Bareilly Ki Barfi" amassed over Rs 10 crore in its opening weekend, its makers said on Monday."Bareilly Ki Barfi", which minted Rs 2.42 crore on its opening day on August 18, witnessed a positive...

21-Aug-2017 Mumbai

Feminism not about asking for reservation : Taapsee Pannu

Actress Taapsee Pannu, who has played powerful roles in movies like "Baby" and "Pink", says feminism is not about asking for reservation or extra rights to get an edge over the other gender, but about working towards gender equality.The actress on Sunday unveiled...

21-Aug-2017 Mumbai

Ileana D'Cruz slams fan for misbehaving with her

Actress Ileana D'Cruz, who is currently busy promoting her upcoming film "Baadshaho", took to social media to lash out at a fan for misbehaving with her."It's a pretty shitty world we live in. I'm a public figure. I understand that I don't have the luxury of...

21-Aug-2017 Mumbai

Bollywood has more talented stars than three Khans : Aamir Khan

Actor-producer Aamir Khan finds it unfair that three names are always singled out whenever the media talks about stardom in Bollywood. He says there are many other "talented stars" who are contributing good work in the Hindi film industry.Aamir was present at an event...

21-Aug-2017 Mumbai

'Partition: 1947' banned from release in Pakistan

Filmmaker Gurinder Chadhas "Partition: 1947" -- the Hindi version of period drama "Viceroy's House" -- has been banned from releasing in Pakistan, reportedly over "misrepresentation" of Muhammad Ali Jinnah. The director says it's unfortunate."It is unfortunate...

21-Aug-2017 Mumbai

'Varun Dhawan knows what his fans want'

Actor Varun Dhawan knows exactly what his fans want and he works towards it, feels Rajeev Chudasama, Co-Founder, Marching Ants Advertising.Chudasama was working on filmmaker David Dhawan's "Chashme Baddoor" when brothers Varun and Rohit Dhawan got their eyes...

21-Aug-2017 PARIS

Chunky Pandey's daughter among international high society debutantes

Ananya Pandey, daughter of Bollywood actor Chunky and his wife Bhavana Pandey, will soon make her debut in high society at le Bal.Each year since 1992, 'le Bal', also referred to as le Bal des Débutantes, brings together 20 girls and 20 boys from a dozen nationalities.For...

21-Aug-2017 Mumbai

'Toilet...' has larger purpose: Bhumi Pednekar on film's success

Actress Bhumi Pednekar, whose latest film "Toilet: Ek Prem Katha" has raked in over Rs 100 crore at the Indian box office, is happy about the feat, but says the film had a larger purpose than just the economics.Bhumi, whose debut film "Dum Laga Ke Haisha" had...

21-Aug-2017 Mumbai

Sachhin Chhabra's 'lucky' Bollywood debut with 'The Rally'

Actor Sachhin Chhabra, best known for his roles in shows like "Ek Ghar Banaunga", "Niyati" and "Meri Doli Tere Angana Season 2", is making his Bollywood debut with "The Rally". He considers himself lucky as the movie will release on the occasion of "Ganesh...

21-Aug-2017 New Delhi

Would love to see a 'Mr. India' sequel : Shekhar Kapur

Filmmaker Shekhar Kapur, whose 1987 movie "Mr. India" has passed the test of time generation after generation, says he would love to see a sequel directed by someone with a fresh perspective."I think somebody will make it... Boney Kapoor and Anil Kapoor have been...

21-Aug-2017 Mumbai

Song on Koch Rajbongshi of Assam

Assamese musician Joi Barua will soon unveil a song which is a tribute to Koch Rajbongshi, an indigenous community of Assam.The song, "Na Jujor Ronuwa - the rebirth of the Koches", and its video will be out by mid-September. The contribution of the Koch dynasty...

21-Aug-2017 Mumbai

Contribute for Bihar flood relief : Aamir Khan

Bollywood star Aamir Khan on Monday urged people to contribute towards the Bihar Chief Minister's Relief Fund in view of the devastating floods.The actor was present at a promotional event for his next film "Secret Superstar".Aamir said: "See, we have no hand...

21-Aug-2017 Noida

Future of music in India is bright : Daler Mehndi

Singer Daler Mehndi, who judged season 9 of Radio City "Super Singer", says the future of music in the country is bright."Super Singer" season 9, saw participation from talent across the country. Delhi girl Stuti Tiwari was adjudged winner at the grand finale...

21-Aug-2017 Mumbai

Daniel and I are hands-on parents : Sunny Leone

Indo-Canadian actress Sunny Leone, who along with her husband Daniel Weber adopted a girl, says they are hands-on parents and keep running after their daughter every day.The baby has been named Nisha Kaur Weber."It is so amazing to have her. Both Daniel and I are...

21-Aug-2017 Mumbai

Big B calls Prosenjit Chatterjee 'superstar from Bengal'

Megastar Amitabh Bachchan has praised Bengali film actor Prosenjit Chatterjee and has tagged him as the "superstar from Bengal".Amitabh on Monday morning took to Twitter, where he shared a link of the trailer "Yeti Obhjaan". The cine-icon also said that the movie...

20-Aug-2017 Mumbai

Still feel Friday release pressure : Taapsee Pannu

Actress Taapsee Pannu says that she takes "ownership" of every films she works in and therefore feels pressure on every Friday morning whenever her movie is hitting the box office."Oh I do. I just got the Telugu release last Friday so I do get the pressure because...

20-Aug-2017 New Delhi

I'm not used to being called hot: R. Madhavan

Actor R. Madhavan, whose latest shower selfie has got over one lakh likes from fans and followers, says his shower selfie is a bit of an embarrassment because he is not used to being called hot.How does it feel to have a new generation of girls swooning over...

20-Aug-2017 Mumbai

Mohit Madaan 'emotional' over juggling work

Actor Mohit Madaan, who is currently shooting for "Ishq Tera" and will soon start promoting his upcoming film "Aksar 2", says his busy working schedule makes him emotional as he has never experienced such situations earlier."I'm excited right now as it's for...

20-Aug-2017 Mumbai

Gagan Kang was the most devoted person : Debina Bonnerjee

Actress Debina Bonnerjee has paid homage to actor Gagan Kang who, along with actor Arjit Lavania, died in a road accident here.Gagan and Arjit, known for their stint on television show "Mahakali-Anth Hi Aarambh Hai", died on Saturday in a road accident while...

20-Aug-2017 Mumbai

My character in 'Babumoshai...' is morally bankrupt : Jatin Goswami

Actor Jatin Goswami, who is excited about his upcoming film "Babumoshai Bandookbaaz", says his character Baanke in the movie is "morally bankrupt"."The characters we (Nawazuddin Siddqui and I) portray in 'Babumoshai Bandookbaaz' comes from the periphery of...

20-Aug-2017 Mumbai

'Shubh...' director praises Bhumi Pednekar for her hard work

"Shubh Mangal Savdhan" director R.S. Prasanna has praised actress Bhumi Pednekar for her work in her latest release "Toilet: Ek Prem Katha", which has grossed over Rs 100 crore at the box-office, and says her hard work will bring her more success.Prasanna on...

20-Aug-2017 Mumbai

Anupam's interest for Chhattisgarh is heart warming : Raman Singh

Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh, whom Anupam Kher met on Saturday, says the veteran actor's interest for the state is heart warming.Singh tweeted photographs of himself and Anupam with the caption: "Met veteran actor Anupam kher in Raipur today. His love...

20-Aug-2017 Mumbai

Good, bad roles have their own merits : Bhavini Purohit

Actress Bhavini Purohit, best known for her roles in shows like "Jaana Na Dil Se Door" and "Saath Nibhaana Saathiya", says she enjoys playing all shades of characters as each role has its own merit.Bhavini says she doesn't wish to restrict herself as an actress...

20-Aug-2017 Mumbai

'Raabta', 'Bareilly Ki Barfi ' helped me evolve : Kriti Sanon

Actress Kriti Sanon says her films "Raabta" and "Bareilly Ki Barfi" have helped her evolve both as an actor and as a person."I personally feel that you need to grow with every film. You have to find a new way, a different way, a new process to do what you do....

20-Aug-2017 Mumbai

Vinit Kakar turns villain for 'Vighnaharta Ganesh'

Actor Vinit Kakar, best known for his role of Mahaparshva in popular TV show "Sankatmochan Mahabali Hanuman", will next be seen as Gajmukhasur in upcoming mythological show "Vighnaharta Ganesh".Besides "Vighnaharta Ganesh", Vinit has also joined the cast of...

20-Aug-2017 Mumbai

Rishi Kapoor remembers actors Manorama, Kanhaiyalal

Veteran actor Rishi Kapoor remembers late actors Manorama and Kanhaiyalal.On Saturday night Rishi shared a photograph of Kanhaiyalal on his Twitter account. Kanhaiyalal, who has portrayed the role of "Munim" and "Lala" in films like "Hum Log", "Tangewala", "Upkar"...

19-Aug-2017 Mumbai

'Toilet: Ek Prem Katha' crosses Rs 100 crore in India

Hindi film "Toilet: Ek Prem Katha", which attempts to spread the message of eradicating open defecation in an entertaining vein, surpassed the Rs 100 crore on the eighth day since its release in India, its makers said on Saturday.Directed by Shree Narayan...

19-Aug-2017 Mumbai

Don't want to look sloppy while stepping out : Vaani Kapoor

Actress Vaani Kapoor, who walked the ramp for designer duo Sonam and Paras Modi at the Lakme Fashion Week (LFW) Winter/ Festive 2017 here, says she always tries to be true to her personality while dressing up, but never steps out of her house looking sloppy."I...

19-Aug-2017 Mumbai

There's always been racism, there always will be : Ali Fazal

Actor Ali Fazal, who plays one of the title roles in Stephen Frears' directorial "Victoria and Abdul" with veteran actor Judi Dench, believes racism has always existed and it will continue to exist in future too. But he says he is one of the lucky few to have...

19-Aug-2017 Mumbai

I'm a huge fan of the horror genre: Akshay Oberoi

Actor Akshay Oberoi says he is a huge fan of the horror genre, and is always looking out for a nice horror movie.At the moment, the actor is excited about "Annabelle: Creation" -- a film about a demonic doll, and was pictured posing with a similar doll."I...

19-Aug-2017 Mumbai

More comfortable in non-glamorous roles : Nargis Fakhri

Actress Nargis Fakhri, who featured in glamorous roles in films like "Main Tera Hero", "Azhar" and "Housefull 3", says she is more comfortable doing non-glamorous parts.The actress walked for designer Anushree Reddy on the fourth day of Lakme Fashion Week (LFW)...

19-Aug-2017 Mumbai

'Bareilly Ki Barfi' gets sweet opening

"Bareilly Ki Barfi", starring Kriti Sanon, Ayushmann Khurrana and Rajkummar Rao, opened on a sweet note by collecting over Rs 2 crore on its first day at the box office.Backed by positive word-of-mouth, the entertainer earned Rs 2.42 crore on Friday, read a statement...

19-Aug-2017 New Delhi

TV is bigger but impact of films is definitely greater : Boman Irani

Actor Boman Irani, who has dabbled in the world of photography, theatre and films, has been a part of reality TV shows, but has not worked in a daily soap. He says the reach of TV is far greater than films, but points out at the same time that films have a...

18-Aug-2017 Mumbai

'Secret Superstar' has many secret superstars : Aamir Khan

Bollywood superstar Aamir Khan, whose production house is coming up with "Secret Superstar", says the film has a lot of "secret" superstars."Secret Superstar" is a story of a girl who dreams big to be a singer, but is held by the pressure of her family, therefore,...

18-Aug-2017 Mumbai

It takes time for people to get into social mood : Akshay Kumar

Akshay Kumar, who is known for doing films with social messages, thinks that it takes time for people to get in to a social mood.Participated in a press conference to mark the success of his "Toilet: Ek Prem Katha" through Skype from London, Akshay, asked if...

18-Aug-2017

'Bareilly Ki Barfi': This Barfi is yummy to the last morsel

Early in the plot, we are told that the film's heroine Bitti is no Sati Savitri. Thank God for smalltown mercies! In fact she adheres to another kind of stereotyping that Hindi cinema has lately embraced. You know, the smalltown girl who is hip and happy,...

18-Aug-2017 Mumbai

Wish 'Babumoshai...' team all the best: Chitrangada

She created a stir when she walked out of Nawazuddin Siddiqui starrer "Babumoshai Bandookbaaz" but actress Chitrangda Singh wishes the team all the best, but refused to divulge what issues she had with Director Kushan Nandy."I wish them all the best. Whatever...

18-Aug-2017 Mumbai

I am conscious while stepping into the public eye : Kalki Koechlin

She is a woman who speaks from her heart and is never scared of criticism for her honest views, but when it comes to fashion, actress Kalki Koechlin says she gets conscious about her choices whenever she steps out for public eye.When IANS asked her if she...

18-Aug-2017 Mumbai

Gurinder Chadha hopes Indians love 'Partition : 1947'

Filmmaker Gurinder Chadha says she has made "Partition: 1947" with "lot of love", and hopes it is appreciated by Indian audiences."Partition: 1947" was released internationally as "Viceroy's House". For the film, the British film director of Sikh origin went back...

18-Aug-2017 Mumbai

Have to play de-glam role to prove acting talent : Kriti Sanon

Actress Kriti Sanon, who essays a girl-next-door in "Bareilly Ki Barfi", says that just to prove one's acting talent, an artiste has to take up a de-glam role.While the actress received a lot of praise for her glamorous look and beautiful screen presence when...

18-Aug-2017 Mumbai

Wish to do roles like Kangana Ranaut, Vidya Balan : Kanisha Malhotra

Actress Kanisha Malhotra, best known for her roles in TV shows like "Jai Jai Jai Bajrang Bali", "Maharakshak: Devi" and "Yeh Hai Mohabbatein", says she is keen about doing powerful roles like National Award-winning actress Kangana Ranaut and Vidya Balan."I really...

18-Aug-2017 New Delhi

Ritesh Sidhwani, Zoya Akhtar shooting for series 'Made In Heaven'

Filmmakers Ritesh Sidhwani and Zoya Akhtar have started shooting for a series titled "Made In Heaven" for the video-on-demand service Amazon Prime Video India.Sidhwani on Friday took to Twitter to share a photograph of himself with Zoya along with the film's clapboard....

18-Aug-2017 Mumbai

More women working in film industry definitely helps: Radhika Apte

Actress Radhika Apte feels that more women working in the film industry in various positions has resulted in more female-driven films and is a great trend.Asked why films like "Mom", "Parched" and "Pink" -- in which women can be seen as central characters --...

18-Aug-2017

'Bareilly ki Barfi': An endearing rom-com worth tasting

"Bareilly ki Barfi" is a sweet and delectable romance which begins on a predictable and somewhat placid note, but takes on an interesting hue owing to the sudden twist the tale embarks upon and turning into a love triangle.Bitti Mishra (Kriti) is the only child...

18-Aug-2017 New Delhi

Kunal Kapoor's 'The Sweet BreakUp' is all about mithai without sugar

As the festive season approaches, celebrity chef Kunal Kapoor has loads of good news for those who complain that Indian mithai is overly sweet and high on calories. He's been able to eliminate the sugar and yet keep the taste and the science involved in...

17-Aug-2017 Mumbai

Rajkummar Rao doesn't have any bad habits : Ayushmann Khurrana

Actor Ayushmann Khurrana says his "Bareilly Ki Barfi" co-star Rajkummar Rao doesnt have any bad habits."He doesn't have any bad habit. He is a good boy. He is a typical ‘Raja-beta' -- a good boy, focused, doesn't drink, doesn't smoke, doesn't have non-vegetarian,...

17-Aug-2017 Mumbai

Ashwiny, I have a very mature understanding : Nitesh Tiwari

"Dangal" fame director Nitesh Tiwari says the understanding between him and his director wife Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari is very mature.Asked if there is any sense of competition between the them professionally, Nitesh said: "We are working together from many years...

17-Aug-2017

'Partition: 1947': Partially riveting

Internationally released as "Viceroy's House", this film gives us a glimpse of life during the tumultuous period before the emergence of India and Pakistan as independent nations in 1947.Based on two books and inspired from true events from her own family history, director...

17-Aug-2017 Los Angeles

Deepika Padukone out of Forbes' list of highest paid actresses

Bollywood actress Deepika Padukone has dropped out of Forbes magazines World's Highest-Paid Actresses 2017 list, which is led by Hollywood actress Emma Stone.Deepika, who was 10th in the 2016 list, has not been included this year despite having made her Hollywood...

17-Aug-2017

'Partition: 1947': Serves up delicate but powerful drama

At the end of Gurinder Chadha's breathtakingly beautiful parable on political propensity, we are told that the director's grandmother was one of thousands of victims of the savagery that followed the Partition of India into two sloppy badly-cut halves.Thankfully,...

17-Aug-2017 Mumbai

'Bareilly Ki Barfi' is warm, delightful : Karan Johar

Filmmaker Karan Johar has praised the film "Bareilly Ki Barfi" and hs lauded the performances by actors Ayushmann Khurrana, Kriti Sanon and Rajkummar Rao."'Bareilly Ki Barfi' is warm, funny and delightful... The performances are superb! Dialogues have many laugh...

17-Aug-2017 Mumbai

Perfect time to experiment on digital platform : Shamita Shetty

Actress Shamita Shetty, who is making her debut in the digital world of entertainment with a web series titled "Yo Ke Hua Bro", says this is the perfect time to experiment with the platform."I had not planned to work in a web series, but everything is digital...

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