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27-Mar-2017 Mumbai

'Phillauri' mints Rs 15.25 crore in opening weekend

Anushka Sharma, Diljit Dosanjh and Suraj Sharma starrer romantic comedy film "Phillauri" has minted Rs 15.25 crore in its opening weekend at the Indian box office, the makers have said."Phillauri" released on March 24."We are happy that the film has done good...

27-Mar-2017 New Delhi

Want to go worldwide with digital foray : Shilpa Shetty

Actress-entrepreneur Shilpa Shetty says she is very excited about her digital foray as part of which she is promoting health and imparting cooking lessons. She says she wants to take the project forward worldwide."I have just started this whole foray into digital with a...

27-Mar-2017 New Delhi

Fancy words like spin-off don't pull in audiences : Neeraj Pandey

His forthcoming Bollywood production "Naam Shabana" has been promoted extensively as a "spin-off" of his engaging and gripping 2015 directorial "Baby". But filmmaker Neeraj Pandey firmly believes such "fancy words" don't translate to impressive footfalls...

27-Mar-2017 Mumbai

All conjecture on my next directorial venture untrue : Karan Johar

Filmmaker Karan Johar has debunked all rumours about his next directorial venture and said that all "conjectures" are untrue.It was reported Karan is reportedly planning to make a film with superstar Shah Rukh Khan and Ranbir Kapoor.The "Ae Dil Hai Mushkil" helmer...

27-Mar-2017 Mumbai

Shah Rukh has star charisma which I lack : Manoj Bajpayee

Acclaimed actor Manoj Bajpayee thinks Shah Rukh Khan possess a star charisma that he doesn't have."Stars like Shah Rukh Khan have a power over the entire nation. One glimpse of him and people go berserk. It always amazed me how it can happen. It can't be created....

26-Mar-2017 Hyderabad

Don't have ten percent of Rajamouli's gumption : Karan Johar

Filmmaker Karan Johar on Sunday thanked the makers of "Baahubali" for letting him being a small part of the project. He also said he doesn't even have ten percent of director S.S Rajamouli's gumption.Johar, who had acquired the theatrical rights of the Hindi version...

26-Mar-2017 New Delhi

Disha Patani has no plans for her international career

After making her international debut with Jackie Chan-starrer "Kung Fu Yoga", actress Disha Patani says she hasnt chalked down a strategy about her next move, and would like to go with the flow.Asked how she plans to take her international career ahead, Disha...

26-Mar-2017 Mumbai

Show yourself some love girls, suggests Kalki Koechlin

Actress Kalki Koechlin, an avid traveller, considers it important that in between engagements related to work and family, women must take a break from the madness before monotony sets in.Kalki often takes time off and keeps her daily life lively by indulging...

26-Mar-2017 New Delhi

Richa Chadha tight-lipped on book, American mini-series

Actress Richa Chadha is tight-lipped about the buzz that she will soon turn novelist and that she has bagged a role in an American mini-series. She says she prefers to share details on projects when everything is in place.According to reports, Richa has been...

26-Mar-2017 Mumbai

Proud to witness, be part of new age Indian cinema : Taapsee Pannu

Actress Taapsee Pannu, who will next be seen in the forthcoming movie "Naam Shabana", says she is proud to be part of the changing phase of Indian cinema where women-centric films are becoming a reality."When I entered the film industry, it was going through...

26-Mar-2017 New Delhi

People always want to watch popcorn entertainment : Rajat Kapoor

It is an understatement that mainstream Hindi cinema is eating up the market for independent content, says actor-filmmaker Rajat Kapoor.Rajat, who balances his professional life by working in Bollywood films as well as independent cinema, also pointed out...

25-Mar-2017 Mumbai

'Golmaal Again' best set I've been on : Parineeti Chopra

Actress Parineeti Chopra says working in Rohit Shetty's "Golmaal Again" is a matter of honour for her."We are having loads of fun shooting 'Golmaal Again'. It is the best set I have ever been on. Rohit and his entire 'Golmaal' gang is just mad. The film is big,...

25-Mar-2017 Mumbai

Feeling beautiful begins with feeling confident : Deepika Padukone

Bollywood actress Deepika Padukone was on Saturday officially announced as a newly appointed global ambassador of beauty brand LOréal Paris, joining the likes of Jane Fonda, Blake Lively, Julianne Moore, Susan Sarandon and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan."I've always believed...

25-Mar-2017 Mumbai

Espionage genre needs responsible handling : Shivam Nair

Films on intelligence agencies attract the audience for their thrilling content, but the subject needs to be handled responsibly, says Shivam Nair who has helmed the forthcoming movie "Naam Shabana"."Naam Shabana" is a spin-off on "Baby", which told a gripping...

25-Mar-2017 New Delhi

Anil Kapoor is a delight to work with : Neha Sharma

Actress Neha Sharma, who will be seen in a special role in the upcoming film "Mubarakan", says working with veteran actor Anil Kapoor is a delight."Anil Kapoor is a delight to work with. The one thing that I admire most about him is his warmth... He makes it...

25-Mar-2017 Mumbai

'Phillauri' mints Rs 4.02 crore on opening day

"Phillauri", a romantic comedy film featuring Anushka Sharma, Diljit Dosanjh and Suraj Sharma, minted Rs 4.02 crore on its opening day.Set in Phillaur, Punjab, the Anshai Lal directorial tells the story of Kanan (Suraj), who is persuaded by his friends and family...

25-Mar-2017 New Delhi

Yogi Adityanath should do 'gas-releasing' asana : Twinkle Khanna

Taking a dig at Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath for his rather off-the-cuff remarks on "women's protection", author-columnist Twinkle Khanna on Friday suggested that he needed to do a yoga 'asana' which eases "releasing gas".At the India Today...

24-Mar-2017 Mumbai

Poetry is my statement to life : Gulzar

Noted poet and Bollywood lyricist Gulzar says writing lyrics is his profession, but writing poetry is his statement to life."Lyrics is commissioned work, it is my profession. But poetry is my statement to life. Something that I feel, I know, something that...

24-Mar-2017

'Phillauri': An astutely woven saga

On the face of it, "Phillauri" is the story of a reluctant groom guided by a ghost who helps him overcome his fears about marriage.Set in Punjab, "Phillauri" starts off as a simple story about an NRI Punjabi boy Kanan (Suraj Sharma) who returns to India...

24-Mar-2017 New Delhi

Deepika Padukone not planning to leave Bollywood for Hollywood

Actress Deepika Padukone, who made her debut in Hollywood with "xXx: Return of Xander Cage" this year, says working in the West is an extension of her creativity and talent, adding that she will never forget her roots."I am very well aware of my home and my...

24-Mar-2017 Mumbai

'Badrinath Ki Dulhania' crosses Rs 100 crore mark in India

Actors Alia Bhatt and Varun Dhawan-starrer romantic comedy film "Badrinath Ki Dulhania" has crossed the Rs 100 crore mark at the domestic box office.The Shashank Khaitan directorial, which released on March 10, collected Rs 100.74 crore till Thursday, read...

24-Mar-2017 New Delhi

Hoping to get back to 'Padmavati' set soon : Shahid Kapoor

Actor Shahid Kapoor says he is looking forward to begin work soon on Sanjay Leela Bhansali's "Padmavati", the sets of which were vandalised twice by fringe elements opposing the film's content."I am hoping to get back on set. And I am hoping that people will...

24-Mar-2017 Mumbai

Darshan sought psychologist's help for 'Mirza Juuliet' role

Actor Darshan Kumar, whose next release is "Mirza Juuliet", says he needed to speak to a psychologist to get into the mind of his character in the movie.Talking about it, he said in a statement: "Mirza is a complex character, he has been through a lot very...

23-Mar-2017 Mumbai

Received support from Mumbai Police to shoot 'Daddy': Arjun Rampal

National Award winning actor-producer Arjun Rampal, whose forthcoming film 'Daddy' is based on gangster turned politician Arun Gawli, says Mumbai Police was quite supportive during the film's shooting.However, the actor is little worried about the certification...

23-Mar-2017 Mumbai

Star kids are always under scrutiny : Madhuri Dixit

Actress Madhuri Dixit-Nene, who doesn't belong to a filmy background, feels that star kids are always under scrutiny."It is a little difficult to be an outsider... to come into the industry and make a name for yourself. But I think even for the star kids, it's...

23-Mar-2017 Mumbai

Shraddha Kapoor was juggling between 'two worlds'

Actress Shraddha Kapoor, who was shooting for two films -- "Haseena: The Queen of Mumbai" and "Half Girlfriend" -- says it was difficult for her to juggle between the two characters.She was shooting for the biopic "Haseena..." where she is essaying the role...

23-Mar-2017 New Delhi

Stopped drinking by first acknowledging I had a problem : Pooja Bhatt

Actor-filmmaker Pooja Bhatt, who quit drinking on Christmas last year, says that a person can quit drinking by first acknowledging that there is a drinking problem.Present at 'Closeted conversations... Let's start Talking Again', a conference here for woman change-makers,...

23-Mar-2017 Mumbai

Censorship pointless in the age of internet : Anurag Kashyap

Bollywood director Anurag Kashyap believes that in a world exposed to the internet, censorship doesn't hold any meaning."To have some kind of censorship in the age of YouTube and Internet is pointless. It's not even what I think is right or wrong. What are you...

23-Mar-2017 Mumbai

Anushka, Diljit keep believing in the impossible : Shah Rukh Khan

Superstar Shah Rukh Khan has praised the forthcoming film "Phillauri" and has asked actors Anushka Sharma and Diljit Dosanjh "to keep believing in the impossible".Shah Rukh on Wednesday night took to Twitter to praise the cast, crew and the film. "'Phillauri'...

23-Mar-2017 New Delhi

India ashamed of sexuality, physicality : Radhika Apte

Actress Radhika Apte, who has often been under the scanner for her "bold" approach in her films, says anything remotely associated with human body can turn out to be a problem in India -- a country that is "very ashamed of sexuality and physicality".Sex and...

23-Mar-2017 Alwar (Rajasthan)

I'm a survivor : Neha Dhupia

It has been over a decade since she made her foray into Bollywood after winning the Miss India crown in 2002. Neha Dhupia looks at her journey in awe and says she feels like a "survivor".Neha, who is currently seen as a gang leader in "MTV Roadies Rising",...

23-Mar-2017 New Delhi

Nobody will back you if you're not talented : 'Phillauri' director

Anshai Lal, who is making his directorial debut with Anushka Sharma production's "Phillauri", says the film industry has been very kind to him. Citing examples of names like Maneesh Sharma and Shashank Khaitan, who have created a mark with their talent, he...

22-Mar-2017 Mumbai

Akshay Kumar has many similarities with my father : Bhushan Kumar

Producer Bhushan Kumar says Akshay Kumar is the best choice to play the role of his late father Gulshan Kumar because both have many similarities.At the song launch of Sonakshi Sinha's upcoming movie 'Noor' on Wednesday he said: "Akshay is the apt choice for...

22-Mar-2017 Mumbai

Salman Khan has always stood by me as friend : Raveena Tandon

Actress Raveena Tandon says superstar Salman Khan -- opposite whom she made her film debut with the 1991 entertainer "Patthar Ke Phool" -- has always stood by her in times of need when others turned their back.During an appearance on Zee Classic's "My Life My...

22-Mar-2017 Mumbai

Lara Dutta to play single NRI mother in new film

Actress Lara Dutta Bhupathi in her second film production is set to portray the emotional journey of a single mother.For the yet untitled film, Lara is reuniting with Vinay Pathak who had also featured in her banner Bheegi Basanti Entertainment's debut movie...

22-Mar-2017 Mumbai

Can't watch a film like an audience anymore : Suraj Sharma

Indian actor Suraj Sharma, who came into the limelight for his role in Ang Lee's "Life of Pi", says that being a student of films, he cannot watch any film like an audience anymore.The actor is excited about his debut Bollywood film "Phillauri", featuring Anushka...

22-Mar-2017 Mumbai

The butt is blurred in 'Deadpool 2': Pahlaj Nihalani

The internet is going ballistic over Ryan Reynolds's butt shot in the trailer of "Deadpool 2" and how the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) Chairperson Pahlaj Nihalani has turned over a new leaf, but he is not biting the bait."The trailer that we've...

22-Mar-2017 New Delhi

Need a block button for haters : Sunny Leone

Becoming a target of social media trolls isn't new for Sunny Leone, who got drawn into a controversy earlier this month when filmmaker Ram Gopal Varma wrote a distasteful tweet about her on International Women's Day. But the actress has a smart way to tackle...

21-Mar-2017 Mumbai

'Pad Man' spreads awareness about 'shamed' subjec t: Twinkle Khanna

Writer and former actress Twinkle Khanna, who has turned producer with "Pad Man", says she is proud of being associated with a movie that brings the spotlight on a "shamed" subject like menstruation.The shoot of the film -- inspired by Arunachalam Muruganantham...

21-Mar-2017 Mumbai

Vikram Bhatt turns novel writer, explores 'intense romance'

Filmmaker Vikram Bhatt, who is debuting as a novel writer with "A Handful of Sunshine", has explored the world of intense romance in the book. The irony is, he says, is that the thought of love brings him pain instead of joy."When I think of love, I think of pain...

21-Mar-2017 Mumbai

Not chasing Hollywood dreams : Sonakshi Sinha

Actress Sonakshi Sinha, who is excited about performing alongside megastar Salman Khan in 'DA BANG - The Tour', says she is happy with her work in Bollywood and isn't seriously pursuing Hollywood dreams."I'm very content with the work I am doing here. But if...

21-Mar-2017 Mumbai

Actors should choose impossible roles : Shah Rukh Khan

Superstar Shah Rukh Khan says as actors, it makes sense to do impossible roles and it doesn't matter even if one fails while trying to give it his or her best."Actors go for roles with possibility. Instead an actor should choose the impossible and give it his...

21-Mar-2017 Mumbai

Good content needs more publicity to be noticed : Kajal Aggarwal

Actress Kajal Aggarwal, who juggles between the southern and Hindi film industries, says content-driven films with no big stars need more publicity to gain visibility among the audience.She also says that without good publicity, audiences do not come into theatres,...

21-Mar-2017 New Delhi

I value privacy : Anushka Sharma

Cricketer Virat Kohli shared a romantic Valentine's Day message with a photograph of Anushka Sharma, and then, on International Women's Day, he tagged her in a social media post. But the actress has always chosen to stay mum about their bond. She says she values...

20-Mar-2017 Mumbai

Contract killers can also be romantic : Nawazuddin Siddiqui

Actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui, who will be seen playing role of a contract killer in his upcoming "Babumoshai Bandukbaaz", thinks murderers can be romantic at heart also.When asked if he will be seen romancing in the film, the "Gangs of Wasseypur 2" star said:...

20-Mar-2017 Mumbai

Don't want to compose for Bollywood only : Abhishek Ray

Singer and composer Abhishek Ray says he does not like to reserve his music only for Bollywood."I do two-three films a year but I am ending up making a far more number of songs than those getting used in the films... I thought if I only depend on Bollywood...

20-Mar-2017 New Delhi

Akshay prodded me to take up better lifestyle : Anupam Kher

Veteran actor Anupam Kher has Akshay Kumar to thank for his fitter frame.Anupam is seen in a slimmer avatar in "Naam Shabana"."Akshay Kumar is extremely humble and doesn't let people know how much he does things for others. He has a lot to do with my looking...

20-Mar-2017 Mumbai

Sarvann' to be screened at film fest in New York

Priyanka Chopra's first Punjabi production "Sarvann" has been selected for screening at the New York International Film Festival (NYIFF) starting from April 30, and its team is excited.The movie has been produced under her home banner Purple Pebble Pictures.Karaan...

20-Mar-2017 Greater Noida

Never put on so much weight before: Ranbir Kapoor

Bollywood heartthrob Ranbir Kapoor, who is reprising Sanjay Dutt in a Hindi biopic on the controversial actor's life, looks heavier than usual these days. He says he has never before put on so much weight."It has been an inspiring journey for me to be playing...

20-Mar-2017 Mumbai

Would love to do reality TV shows: Gaurav Khanna

Actor Gaurav Khanna, who is seen essaying the role of Virendra in the fantasy drama "Prem Ya Paheli Chandrakanta", says he would love to do a reality show."I would love to do reality shows -- be it dance or an action-packed show. All my life, I've always wanted...

20-Mar-2017 Mumbai

Alia Bhatt emerging as finest actress : Shekhar Suman

Veteran actor Shekhar Suman has lauded actress Alia Bhatt and said she is emerging as one of the finest and successful actresses in Bollywood. "Alia Bhatt slowly emerging as the finest n the most successful actress leaving all her peers and contemporaries behind...

20-Mar-2017 Mumbai

Blessed to work with great actors in 'Quantico': Priyanka Chopra

Indian actress Priyanka Chopra says she is blessed to work with great actors like Marcia Cross, Blair Underwood and Aunjanue Ellis in the second season of American drama series "Quantico"."So blessed to work with such great actors... Marcia Cross, Blair Underwood...

20-Mar-2017 New Delhi

Neha Sharma to endorse Japanese skin care brand

Actress Neha Sharma has been roped in as the brand ambassador of Japanese cosmetic company Spawake.Launched in India by KOSÉ Corporation, Spawake is celebrating its second anniversary in the Indian market."I'm delighted to be associated with global skincare...

20-Mar-2017 Mumbai

Time as mother happiest years of my life : Rani Mukerji

Bollywood actress Rani Mukerji on Monday said the time she has spent being a mother so far is the happiest period of her life.Rani is married to filmmaker Aditya Chopra. They have a daughter, Adira, who was born in 2015.In a Facebook chat, ahead of her birthday...

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