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17-Nov-2018 Mumbai

John, Ileana unusual, vibrant pairing for 'Pagalpanti': Anees Bazmee

Filmmaker Anees Bazmee, who will be heading to London for the recce of his next movie "Pagalpanti", says the casting is fresh and he is confident that their chemistry will work wonders."John has proved time and again that he is a bankable star and Ileana has done...

16-Nov-2018 Mumbai

I can now die happily after working with Big B : Mouni Roy

Actress Mouni Roy, who made her Hindi film debut with "Gold", has said that she can now die happily after working with megastar Amitabh Bachchan in her forthcoming film "Brahmastra"."I can die now happily after doing the scenes with him (Amitabh). It can't get...

16-Nov-2018 Mumbai

Writers are most important ingredient in filmmaking : Amitabh Bachchan

Megastar Amitabh Bachchan, son of late celebrated poet Harivansh Rai Bachchan, says writers are the most important part of the filmmaking process.Talking about his father at the Tata Literature Live here, Big B said: "Every time my father wrote a poem, we were...

16-Nov-2018 Mumbai

'Mohalla Assi': Provocative, pungent, relevant

There is a lot to be said about Varanasi, the holy city at the riverbank of the Ganga where culture and religion are the twin life savers. Everything including gangajal is for sale in Varanasi.Based on Hindi litterateur Kashi Nath Singh's "Kashi Ka Assi",...

16-Nov-2018 New Delhi

'Kedarnath' a genuine attempt to create harmony : Abhishek Kapoor

Seeing a Muslim porter carrying a Hindu pilgrim on his back -- something that speaks a lot about India as a country -- left a seed in Abhishek Kapoor's heart and mind to tell a tale of "harmony" with his forthcoming Hindi film "Kedarnath".A firm believer of...

15-Nov-2018 Mumbai

'Mohalla Assi': Astutely mounted but verbose and clunky

One of the opening frames of the narrative tells us that the film is, "Dedicated to Lord Shiva and the people and culture of Varanasi".Director Chandraprakash Dwivedi's "Mohalla Assi" is loosely based on Dr. Kashi Nath Singh's popular Hindi novel "Kashi...

15-Nov-2018 New Delhi

Content is the new entertainment : Rajkummar Rao

Actor Rajkummar Rao, who has delivered some path-breaking performances since his Bollywood debut, says content is the new entertainment -- whether it is through the web, films or audio -- and that he is glad to be part of such a welcome change.The actor, who...

15-Nov-2018 Mumbai

Shah Rukh Khan, A.R. Rahman meet Twitter CEO

Superstar Shah Rukh Khan and Oscar-winning music composer A.R. Rahman met Twitter CEO and co-founder Jack Dorsey, with Rahman calling it an "inspiring" meeting.Shah Rukh on Wednesday evening shared a photograph with Dorsey. The two are seated in a yogic position...

14-Nov-2018 Mumbai

'Pihu' most heartbreaking horror take you'll ever see

If Macaulay Culkin was a little girl who was a far better actor than he, and if Home Alone was a tragic terrifying nervewracking exposition on a 2-year child left all alone in a house filled with electric gadgets and dangerous inclines and a dead parent,...

14-Nov-2018 New Delhi

Ranveer Singh, Deepika Padukone get married in Italy

Bollywood stars Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone on Wednesday tied the knot as per Konkani traditions in a dreamy Lake Como setting in Italy amidst a tight circle of family and friends, culminating a six year-long love story in a 'happily ever after'.The ceremony...

14-Nov-2018 Mumbai

Priyanka Chopra joins hands with Facebook

Actress Priyanka Chopra has partnered with Facebook India for a live event called #SocialForGood to spread awareness on issues like mental health, cyber bullying and women entrepreneurship.#SocialForGood will be a four hour long live event, which will take place...

14-Nov-2018 Mumbai

Need for stories of more stronger women : Yami Gautam

Actress Yami Gautam, who will next be seen in the upcoming film "Uri", says there is a need for stories of more stronger women on the silver screen.Yami is excited to be a part of a real life story based on the armed forces. So much so, that it instantly inspired...

14-Nov-2018 Mumbai

Being fit doesn't mean to be size zero : Nushrat Bharucha

Bollywood actress Nushrat Bharucha does not believe in the "size zero" fad. She says the concept of fitness is more beyond having a size zero body type."Being fit does not mean one has to be a size zero. There needs to be a balance and one needs to understand...

14-Nov-2018 Hyderabad

Never quit Telugu industry for Bollywood, says Ileana D'Cruz

Actress Ileana D'Cruz, who has made a comeback to the Telugu industry after six years with the forthcoming film "Amar Akbar Anthony", says she never quit her career in the south to build one in Bollywood.In a group interaction, she told IANS that it wasn't a...

14-Nov-2018 Mumbai

Rakul Preet to star with Sidharth Malhotra in 'Marjaavaan'

Actress Rakul Preet Singh has been roped in to feature with her "Aiyaary" co-actor Sidharth Malhotra in the upcoming film "Marjaavaan" directed by Milap Zaveri.An elated Rakul took to Twitter to announce the news and wrote: "Super happy to announce my next in...

14-Nov-2018 Mumbai

Working on 'Hamid' moved me deeply : Rasika Dugal

Actress Rasika Dugal, who will be seen in an upcoming movie titled "Hamid" directed by Aijaz Khan, says working on the film has moved her deeply.Rasika will be seen playing a widow and a mother to a young boy. The film is set against the backdrop of Kashmir....

13-Nov-2018 Mumbai

Enjoy giving content-driven films, says John Abraham

Actor John Abraham, who is busy shooting for his forthcoming film 'Batla House', has said that he enjoys giving content-driven films to his audience.John Abraham was interacting with media when he launched brand Hershey's Sofit protein cookies on Tuesday in...

13-Nov-2018 Mumbai

Actor Alok Nath expelled from CINTAA over sexual harassment allegation

Bollywood actor Alok Nath, who is alleged to have sexually harassed writer-producer Vinta Nanda 19 years ago, was on Tuesday expelled by the Cine And Television Artistes Association (CINTAA).The association wrote on Twitter, "In view of the various allegations...

13-Nov-2018 Mumbai

Sonam Kapoor lists simple ways to deal with #MeToo

Actress Sonam Kapoor Ahuja, who believes that the #MeToo movement has been "as eye-opening and devastating as it has been exhilarating", will galvanise people into action and into a redemption of rights long awaited for the disempowered. This, she believes,...

13-Nov-2018 Mumbai

'Kedarnath' trailer dangerously silly

So now we know why the tsunami-like floods occurred in "Kedarnath" in 2013? You see, a young Hindu girl who looks a lot like Sara Ali Khan fell in love with a not-so-young Muslim boy who bears an uncanny resemblance to Sushant Singh Rajput. When her parents...

12-Nov-2018 Mumbai

'Baazigar' defines my career, says Shah Rukh Khan

Commonly known as king of romance, but it was his villainous role in film "Baazigar" which garnered superstar Shah Rukh Khan a huge fame and stardom.As duo director Abbas-Mustan directorial film completed 25 years on Monday, Shah Rukh took to Instagram to treat...

12-Nov-2018 Mumbai

Akshay Kumar denies meeting Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh

Bollywood actor Akshay Kumar, who has been summoned by a Special Investigation Team (SIT) probing police firing on protesters in Punjab against religious sacrilege, on Monday denied meeting Dera Sacha Sauda sect head Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh.In a statement put...

12-Nov-2018 Mumbai

Working with Raj Kumar Gupta an honour, privilege : Arjun Kapoor

Actor Arjun Kapoor has wrapped up shooting for his 12th film "India's Most Wanted" and called it "special", adding that working with director Raj Kumar Gupta has been an honour and privilege for him.Arjun on Monday morning tweeted a photograph of himself along...

12-Nov-2018 Mumbai

Anushka Sharma promotes tiger conservation

Actress Anushka Sharma has joined hands with Discovery to promote a global awareness movement to save tigers from extinction.Anushka will promote Project C.A.T: Conserving Acres for Tigers, aimed at raising awareness to preserve the habitat of the declining...

11-Nov-2018 Mumbai

Ajay Devgn wins big at film fest in China

Actor Ajay Devgn has won Best Foreign Actor award at the 27th China Golden Rooster and Hundred Flowers Film Festival in China for his role in film "Raid".The four-day festival was held in Foshan, and wrapped up on Saturday with the Popular Movies Hundred Flowers...

11-Nov-2018 Kolkata

'Your's Truly' explores loneliness, a sensitive topic : Alia Bhatt

Sharing her experience of watching her mother Soni Razdan's film "Your's Truly", actress Alia Bhatt on Sunday said she was stunned to see the film dealing with 'loneliness'."I want to thank Sanjay (Nag -- the director) for taking my mom in this film because...

11-Nov-2018 Mumbai

Always wanted to direct Sridevi : Karan Johar

Filmmaker Karan Johar, who is known for working with several renowned celebrities and making career of aspiring actors, said it was his dream to direct late female superstar Sridevi, which remained unfulfilled."I'm her huge fan. When she (Sridevi) passed away...

11-Nov-2018 Mumbai

Amitabh Bachchan tries his hand at 'zitar'

Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan played a few notes on a 'zitar' -- an electric sitar -- gifted to him by Indian classical instrumentalist Niladri Kumar, at the launch of the Pandit Kartick Kumar Foundation here on Sunday.Amitabh was one of the special guests...

11-Nov-2018 Kolkata

Would be a blast on set if I work with parents : Alia Bhatt

Expressing her excitement and passion for films, Alia Bhatt on Sunday said if she ever gets a chance to share screen space with her parents, it would be a blast on the set."If three of us work together in a film, it would be a blast on the set. We would be snatching...

11-Nov-2018 Mumbai

Govinda is down to earth, says actor Karan Aanand

Actor Karan Aanand, who has been sharing screen space with actor Govinda in their upcoming film "Rangeela Raja", finds him as a supportive person."After working with him (Govinda), I have realised that he is mind-blowing guy as he is very down to earth and...

11-Nov-2018 Mumbai

Mother tongue has its own magic : Riteish Deshmukh

Actor-producer Riteish Deshmukh's tough policeman avatar in the teaser of his new Marathi film "Mauli" is being loved.He says while he would love to show this side of his performance in a Hindi film, there's something else about doing it in his mother tongue.The action-packed...

11-Nov-2018 Mumbai

Nowadays everyone consider themselves as film critics : Suniel Shetty

Bollywood actor Suniel Shetty has supported the makers of "Thugs of Hindostan" who were getting severe backlash by the audience for the film's poor storyline and direction by saying that nowadays everyone consider themselves as film critics.Suniel Shetty was interacting...

10-Nov-2018 Mumbai

Group of people in film industry conspiring against me : Govinda

Bollywood actor Govinda, who along with producer Pahlaj Nihalani is facing difficulties to release their upcoming film "Rangeela Raja" after the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) refused to certify the film and ordered 20 cuts, says there is a group of...

10-Nov-2018 Kolkata

Preserve and restore Bengali films on war footing : Amitabh Bachchan

Bollywood legend Amitabh Bachchan on Saturday called for restoring old Bengali films on a war footing and urged the industry and the public to come together in building a movement on the issue.Delivering his inaugural speech at the opening ceremony of the 24th...

10-Nov-2018 Kolkata

Big B salutes those working behind the scenes to make movies happen

Amid showbiz greats including Shah Rukh Khan and Iranian director Majid Majidi, Amitabh Bachchan on Saturday inaugurated the 24th Kolkata international Film Festival, delivering a stirring speech saluting those working behind the scenes.West Bengal Chief...

10-Nov-2018 Kolkata

Amitabh Bachchan, Shah Rukh regale audience in Bengali at KIFF opener

Bollywood superstars Amitabh Bachchan and Shah Rukh Khan on Saturday regaled the audience with smatterings of Bangla at the gala opening of the 24th Kolkata International Film Festival here."Mamata di amaar film to na bhalobasi, (Mamata di, you may not love my...

10-Nov-2018 Kolkata

India's narrative can't be reduced to one colour : Mahesh Bhatt

Iterating that India's narrative of India cannot be reduced to one colour, filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt said on Saturday the plurality of the diverse country needs to be celebrated."We cannot reduce the narrative of India into only one colour. It is a diverse country...

10-Nov-2018 Dhaka

Manisha Koirala unveils her book 'Healed'

Actress Manisha Koirala on Saturday unveiled her book "Healed", her personal story of a battle against ovarian cancer."Overcoming cancer has been a lesson in self-discovery and learning to love life again!! Dear friends, presenting you my book," Manisha tweeted...

10-Nov-2018 Mumbai

Katrina Kaif shares her idea of love

Actress Katrina Kaif believes love should be liberating and that people should free themselves from judging themselves based on how their partner makes them feel.Katrina shared the love advice in a chat with filmmaker Karan Johar on a forthcoming episode of...

10-Nov-2018 New Delhi

Every story must have a message : Vinod Kapri

National Award-winning filmmaker Vinod Kapri, whose forthcoming movie "Pihu" centres on a two-year-old child left alone by her parents, believes all stories should leave their audience with a message."Pihu" was screened for politicians here on Friday."For me,...

10-Nov-2018 Mumbai

Huma Qureshi 'over the moon' to be directed by Deepa Mehta

Actress Huma Qureshi can't contain her excitement about being directed by acclaimed filmmaker Deepa Mehta for the "Leila" web series.Huma on Saturday took to Instagram to share a selfie moment from the sets of the Netflix series. Deepa and Huma are joined by...

10-Nov-2018 Mumbai

'96': An ode to love, pure, simple, untainted by sex

While I watched the new Vijay Sethupathi blockbuster "'96", I couldn't help thinking back to Anurag Kashyap's "Manmarziyaan" where Vicky Kaushal and Taapsee Pannu couldn't keep their hands off each other.In "'96", if Sethupathi's hand accidently touches Trisha's...

09-Nov-2018 Singapore

Through 'Baahubali' series I'm living my dream : Mrunal Thakur

Known as Bullbul from the TV show "Kumkum Bhagya", actress Mrunal Thakur, who has been roped in to play young Sivagami in "Baahubali: Before the Beginning", says that through the Netflix's live-action series she is living her dream.Mrunal will take the place...

09-Nov-2018 Bengaluru

Enough space for 'Zero', 'KGF' to survive : Yash

Celebrated Kannada actor Yash, who will be seen in the multilingual film "KGF" -- which stands for "Kolar Gold Fields" -- which is releasing along with Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan's "Zero" on December 21, says both films can survive in the theatre alongside.Asked...

09-Nov-2018 Mumbai

Don't judge Virat Kohli : Anubhav Sinha urges people

Amidst growing criticism India skipper Virat Kohli is facing for his 'leave India' comment to a fan, filmmaker Anubhav Sinha has come out in support of the cricketer and asked people not to judge him."It is ok guys. Virat is a young lad. Got agitated. Yes there...

09-Nov-2018 Mumbai

'Thugs Of Hindostan' is redeemed by Bachchan's towering presence

Not done! You can't take two of Bollywood's superstars together for the first time and then make a film that confounds your senses, boggles your mind and tries your patience."Thugs Of Hindostan" does all of this, and more. It is guilty of many crimes, not...

08-Nov-2018 Mumbai

'Thugs of Hindostan': Aamir Khan steals the show

A straight-laced fiction mounted in a historical set-up, director Vijay Krishna Acharya's "Thugs of Hindostan" is a sprawling, ambitious 164-minute epic action adventure.The story begins Circa 1795 when the British East India Company tries to annex the...

08-Nov-2018 Mumbai

'Thugs...' journey has been special, memorable : Aamir Khan

Bollywood star Aamir Khan says whatever may be the fate of "Thugs Of Hindostan", which released on Thursday, he is satisfied with the feeling that the team has given the film its best and that it has been a joyride to work on it.Reaching out to the audience, he...

07-Nov-2018 New Delhi

Kareena doesn't shop for me : Saif Ali Khan

Actor Saif Ali Khan, who has launched his own ethnic fashion brand 'House of Pataudi' with Flipkart-owned online fashion retailer Myntra, wants to bring the idea of old heritage through his clothing line."I just love clothes. I have a certain sense of ethnic...

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