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19-Feb-2017 Mumbai

How do we keep our women safe : Arjun Kapoor

Actor Arjun Kapoor, reacting to the news of kidnapping and alleged assault on a popular Malayalam actress, on Sunday wondered how people can keep women safe in this country.On Friday, the actress was kidnapped and allegedly assaulted while on her way from...

19-Feb-2017 Mumbai

Richa Chadha collaborates with all-female production in New York

Actress-producer Richa Chadha has collaborated with her friend Sameena, who has a company that makes features, documentaries and entertainment content. The New York-based firm employs 60 women.Richa said in a statement: "My friend runs an absolutely fun all-women company...

19-Feb-2017 New Delhi

Kangana Ranaut roots for '30-minute daily walk'

Bollywood actor Kangana Ranaut believes that walking is a great way to achieve holistic health and people must enforce the '30-minute daily walk' rule into their lives.Kangana and her "Rangoon" co-star Saif Ali Khan flagged off the fifth edition of Max Bupa Walk...

19-Feb-2017 Mumbai

Want Alia to sing in reality shows : Varun Dhawan

Actor Varun Dhawan, who is impressed with his "Badrinath Ki Dulhania" co-star Alia Bhatts singing skills, wants the actress to participate in singing reality shows.Speaking at the Mirchi Music Awards on Saturday here, Varun said: "Alia sings very well and...

19-Feb-2017 Mumbai

Fortunate to get good songs : Arijit Singh

Popular singer Arijit Singh feels blessed to have good work in the industry."I am very fortunate that I get good songs. Above all, my songs are being well accepted. I would like to give all the credit to the music directors and the producers," he said at the...

19-Feb-2017 Mumbai

Joy to see Alia receive award from Sridevi : Mahesh Bhatt

Filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt on Sunday said it was a joy to see his daughter Alia Bhatt receive an award from an "outstanding star" such as Sridevi herself."Such a gratifying image. Sheer joy to see you receive an award from Sridevi. She is an outstanding actor/star,"...

19-Feb-2017 Bengaluru

CBFC's Bengaluru office struggling with workload : Pahlaj Nihalani

CBFC Chairperson Pahlaj Nihalani says the board's office in Bengaluru has just a "handful of members" who are unable to cope with the volume of Kannada films to be seen.The office of Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) is short-staffed, and the lack...

18-Feb-2017 New Delhi

Try not to let stardom get in way of motherhood : Kajol

Popular actress Kajol, a mother of two, says instead of hiding her children with actor-producer Ajay Devgn from the paparazzi, she tries to take them out as much as she can."I try to take my kids everywhere. I try not to let stardom get in the way of motherhood....

18-Feb-2017 New Delhi

I love, respect Indian film industry: Pakistan's Saba Qamar

Pakistani actress Saba Qamar, who is in the news for an old video footage in which she branded Bollywood star Salman Khan a "chhichhora" (indecent), says she loves the Indian film industry and finds the "Dabangg" star humble.In a two minute-plus long video from...

18-Feb-2017 Mumbai

Vulnerability is a woman's strength : Esha Gupta

Bollywood actress Esha Gupta, who essays an interesting character in the forthcoming action-thriller "Commando 2: The Black Money Trail", believes that women have the power to be vulnerable and strong at the same time.Asked about the projection of Indian women...

18-Feb-2017 Agra

Sanjay Dutt takes scooter ride with family in Agra

Bollywood actor Sanjay Dutt is not just enjoying the shooting of his comeback film "Bhoomi" here, but also the company of his wife Maanayata and their two children.Sanjay spent time with Maanayata and the children -- Sharaan and Iqra -- during the shoot of "Bhoomi",...

18-Feb-2017 Mumbai

Lata Mangeshkar honoured with Legendary Award

Indian melody queen Lata Mangeshkar has been honoured with the 'Legendary Award' by The Brand Laureate. She says she is thankful for her gratifying career and well-wishers."Heartfelt thank you to The Brand Laureate for honouring me with the Legendary Award...

18-Feb-2017 Los Angeles

Irrfan Khan's 'No Bed of Roses' banned in Bangladesh

"No Bed of Roses", a film said to be loosely based on late Bangladeshi writer and filmmaker Humayun Ahmed, starring and co-produced by Indian actor Irrfan Khan, has been banned in Bangaldesh. Irrfan has expressed surprise.Helmed by Bangladeshi filmmaker...

18-Feb-2017 New Delhi

Family dramas are rare today : Sooraj Barjatya

In his over 25 year-long journey in the Indian entertainment industry, he has only helmed films which a family can sit and watch together. However, Sooraj Barjatya considers it a challenge to survive as a director of family dramas in todays time as he feels...

18-Feb-2017 New Delhi

Actors tap their rap talent

From crooning romantic lyrics to hip-swaying numbers, Bollywood celebrities lending their voice for films and even singles has become common. But now Hindi film stars are taking a step further by keeping up with times and rapping verses for movies and advertisements...

17-Feb-2017 Mumbai

Sari flatters female form beautifully : Malaika Arora

Celebrity Malaika Arora, who has shot in a vibrant sari for Satya Paul's new spring-summer 2017 collection, says the six-yard wonder exudes elegance."A sari is one of the most elegant and feminine garments. I think it flatters the female form beautifully. I love...

17-Feb-2017

'The Ghazi Attack': Submerged in mediocrity

Purportedly an underwater war film set in 1971, "The Ghazi Attack" is the story of the triumph of India's submarine S-21 over Pakistan's PNS Ghazi, a submarine set out to destroy INS Vikrant.On the face of it an interesting premise, it could have been an engaging...

17-Feb-2017 Mumbai

Always wished to work with Naseeruddin Shah : Sayani Gupta

With "Hungry", a co-production between India and Britain, actress Sayani Gupta says she has realised her wish to work with veteran actor Naseeruddin Shah."Hungry", written and directed by Bornila Chatterjee, also features the critically acclaimed Tisca Chopra....

17-Feb-2017 Noida

Don't want to make films to win awards : Arbaaz Khan

As an actor, he might be open to taking up almost all kind of roles, but Arbaaz Khan says when it comes to producing and directing a film, he is inclined towards mainstream cinema."As a director, I would always want to do mainstream cinema, which has popular...

17-Feb-2017 Mumbai

Don't want to make money : Shilpa Shetty on health initiatives

Bollywood actress and fitness enthusiast Shilpa Shetty, who has launched her web channel 'Shilpa Shetty Wellness Series', says she does not want to earn money from the health awareness work she is involved with."My intention to initiate this channel is mainly...

17-Feb-2017 Mumbai

'Rangoon' has my most heroic character : Shahid Kapoor

Bollywood actor Shahid Kapoor, who plays a soldier of the British Indian Army in Vishal Bhardwaj's upcoming historical war drama "Rangoon", says it is one of the most heroic characters he has ever played in a film so far.Shahid told IANS: "My character Nawab Malik...

17-Feb-2017 Mumbai

Sanjay Dutt meant for big screen : Arshad Warsi

Bollywood actor Arshad Warsi is happy about his "Munna Bhai" series co-star Sanjay Dutt's return to the silver screen.Sanjay has started shooting for Omung Kumar's "Bhoomi", which marks his comeback to films.Wishing Sanjay, Arshad said: "Sanjay Dutt is meant to...

17-Feb-2017 Mumbai

'Rangoon' has my most most heroic character : Shahid Kapoor

Bollywood actor Shahid Kapoor, who plays a soldier of the British Indian Army in Vishal Bhardwaj's upcoming historical war drama "Rangoon", says it is one of the most heroic characters he has ever played in a film so far.Shahid told IANS: "My character Nawab Malik...

17-Feb-2017 New Delhi

Relationships have no rules : Nandita Das

Actress-director Nandita Das, who recently split from husband Subodh Maskara after being married for seven years, says relationships have no rules and are "very personal".The actress doesn't like to talk about her recent split. But when IANS asked if it's tough for couples...

17-Feb-2017

'Irada': Good intention poorly executed

If "Udta Punjab" unearthed the can of drugs in Punjab -- India's wheat bowl -- then "Irada" throws light on the cause of cancer there.Fictionalised, dramatised and mounted as a semi-documentary, Director Aparnaa Singh's attempt to showcase this issue is...

17-Feb-2017

'Running Shaadi': A frothy entertainer

This film, with the recent controversy that plagued its title, suffers from the curse of its name. The constant bleeps in between the dialogues is a frustrating, kill joy. And that is not the only one.Though with an interesting premise and a well-drafted...

17-Feb-2017 Amaravati (Andhra Pradesh)

Anup Jalota making bhajans 'more glamorous'

Bhajan singer Anup Jalota believes this particular genre of Indian music, rooted in a sense of devotion, is the "most popular" form of classical music and says attempts are on to make it more "glamorous" for the youth with an "Indian Idol"-like reality show."There...

17-Feb-2017 Mumbai

Omung Kumar signs Sidhant Gupta for 'Bhoomi'

Filmmaker Omung Kumar has signed TV actor Sidhant Gupta for his upcoming film "Bhoomi", which marks actor Sanjay Dutt's comeback."Signed Sidhant Gupta as lead opposite Aditi Rao Hydari in 'Bhoomi' Legend Studios releasing on August 4...Sidhant Gupta," Kumar tweeted...

16-Feb-2017 Patna

Bodhisattva International Film Festival begins in Bihar

Bodhisattva International Film Festival began here on Thursday, with 3,543 film entries from 122 countries received for the festival under Feature Film, Documentary and Shorts categories.Bollywood actor-turned-politician Satrughann Sinha, popular Bhojpuri folk singer...

16-Feb-2017

'Running Shaadi' keeps you smiling

What do you call these? Haan, the Pheelgoood type of film. Running Shaadi keeps the proceedings running at a hectic pace. With a shaadi happening every ten minutes you'd expect a certain strain monotony to waft into the proceedings. But no. Debutant director...

16-Feb-2017 Mumbai

Can empathise with Kareena Kapoor : Shilpa Shetty

Bollywood actor Shilpa Shetty has said she understands the emotion and pressure felt by new mother Kareena Kapoor, known for her fit body."As an actress, I can understand the emotion and pressure on her, especially when she is the synonym of a fit body. I had...

16-Feb-2017 Mumbai

'Fukrey 2' will be better than first instalment : Richa Chadda

Actress Richa Chadha, who will be seen reprising her role of a lady goon in "Fukrey 2", is confident that the sequel will be better than the first movie in the franchise."'Fukrey 2' is a very good film and my instinct says it will be better than the first instalment,"...

16-Feb-2017 Mumbai

Very difficult to get good films : Taapsee Pannu

Actress Taapsee Pannu is on a roll. She has at least four films lined up for 2017, and she is loving her busy phase.She has "Running Shaadi", "Naam Shabana", "The Ghazi Attack" and "Judwaa 2" in her kitty."It's very difficult to get good films for us, so I am...

16-Feb-2017 Mumbai

Shoojit Sircar hopes '#ReleaseThePressure' helps kids, parents

Filmmaker Shoojit Sircar, who has directed a short film "#ReleaseThePressure", says mounting pressure to perform has become a stark reality for the urban child's growing up years. He hopes his little effort triggers a "healthy conversation between" parents and...

16-Feb-2017 Mumbai

Wanted to be popular like SRK : Swara Bhaskar

Bollywood actress Swara Bhaskar says she thought she would become a "popular actor" like superstar Shah Rukh Khan.At an event to celebrate 20 years of Yuva Parivartan here on Wednesday, Swara said: "I wanted to be like Shah Rukh Khan, and not a Bollywood heroine....

16-Feb-2017 Chennai

Ajith most humble, caring human being : Vivek Oberoi

Actor Vivek Oberoi, who is sharing screen space with Ajith Kumar in upcoming Tamil actioner "Vivegam", says he finds his co-star to be very humble and caring. He is enjoying being pampered on the sets of the film."Ajith Anna (elder brother) is the most humble,...

16-Feb-2017 Mumbai

SRK hopes to inspire young minds : Nayi Soch'

Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan, who will host "TED Talks India: Nayi Soch" -- a global first Hindi TV talk show created in partnership with TED -- hopes it drives changes in the society.The show is being brought to Indian screens by Star India, a unit of 21st...

16-Feb-2017 Mumbai

Amitabh Bachchan completes 48 years in Bollywood

Megastar Amitabh Bachchan has completed over four decades of his cinematic journey and says he became an "official entrant" in Bollywood on February 15, 1969.The 74-year-old on Wednesday night wrote on his blog: "There is an avalanche of events related to this...

16-Feb-2017 Udaipur

Sufi music remains unchallenged : Singer Kailash Kher

Popular bollywood singer Kailash Kher has said that even in this age of commercialisation, the interest in Sufi music remains unchallenged, which is highlighted by the increasing interest of the youth in the genre.The singer, who rose to critical acclaim after...

15-Feb-2017 Agra

Sanjay Dutt begins shooting for 'Bhoomi' in Agra

Actor Sanjay Dutt began shooting for Omung Kumar's film "Bhoomi", with the muhurat shot taken early Wednesday.The film will be shot in an old haveli in Bamrauli Katara, a village on the outskirts of the city, along with Taj Ganj streets and Mehtab Bagh across...

15-Feb-2017 Chandigarh

'Dushman' an attempt to improve India, Pakistan bond : Mahesh Bhatt

Filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt, who unveiled the first look of his first Punjabi film "Dushman" here on Wednesday, said the movie, based on the relationship between neighbours India and Pakistan, is their way of working towards improved ties between the two countries.The...

15-Feb-2017 New Delhi

My home is wherever I go : Randeep Hooda

His almost nomadic life as an actor -- which requires him to keep hopping from one place to another -- has made Randeep Hooda accustomed to making a home out of wherever he goes, and a family out of whoever he works with.With four big releases last year...

15-Feb-2017 Mumbai

Rana Daggubati urges government to acknowledge unsung heroes

Actor Rana Daggubati, who has written a letter to President Pranab Mukherjee drawing attention to the need to acknowledge the country's unsung heroes, says civilians need to know about tales of bravery.Rana's forthcoming film "The Ghazi Attack" features him...

15-Feb-2017 Mumbai

Blessed that both 'Kaabil', 'Raees' did well: Narendra Jha

Actor Narendra Jha, who played pivotal roles in Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khans "Raees" and Hrithik Roshan-starrer "Kaabil", says he feels blessed that both the films received positive response despite clashing at the box office."Raees" and "Kaabil" released...

15-Feb-2017 New Delhi

Bhansali extracts great performances from actors : Ranveer Singh

Actor Ranveer Singh is all praise for his "Padmavati" director Sanjay Leela Bhansali and says that the filmmaker manages to extract "great performances" from his actors."Padmavati" marks the third time that Ranveer is collaborating with Bhansali after "Goliyon...

15-Feb-2017 Mumbai

Women superior to men in many ways, says Shahid Kapoor

Actor Shahid Kapoor, who has a daughter with wife Mira Rajput, finds women superior to men in many ways."No man can match up to what a mother does. Women are superior to men in so many ways. Let's learn to appreciate them. And learn to show them love. Every...

15-Feb-2017 Mumbai

SRK not part of 'Baahubali : The Conclusion'

Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan will not be a part of "Baahubali: The Conclusion", the film's makers have said.According to reports, Shah Rukh had been roped in to play a cameo in the S.S. Rajamouli directorial."We would have loved to have SRK in our movie!...

14-Feb-2017 Mumbai

Even an ad film is remembered for its good story : Anshuman Jha

The story of a film -- a feature project or even an ad -- must be good and engaging in order to have a shelf life, says actor-producer Anshuman Jha, whose next movie is "Mona_Darling"."One of the main elements that I focussed on was the script as I believe...

14-Feb-2017 Mumbai

'Badrinath Ki Dulhania' close to my heart : Varun Dhawan

Actor Varun Dhawan who is gearing up for the release of "Badrinath Ki Dulhania", says the forthcoming film is close to his heart."'Badrinath Ki Dulhania' is going to be my first release of this year, so this one is really close to my heart," said Varun, who...

14-Feb-2017 Mumbai

What's Adah Sharma's idea of perfect match?

Actress Adah Sharma says her Mr. Right would be a food gourmet and an animal lover, but most of all, a person who remains happy and spreads happiness."With time, my requirement of a perfect match has changed. Now I realise that I like those people who are happy...

14-Feb-2017 Mumbai

RGV a big influence on me : Amit Roy

Amit Roy, whose "Running Shaadi" -- his debut movie as a director -- is releasing on Friday, says filmmaker Ram Gopal Varma has had a huge influence in his life as he has worked very closely with him as a cinematographer on multiple projects.Roy has worked...

14-Feb-2017 Mumbai

Wasn't comfortable doing negative role: Divya Dutta

Actress Divya Dutta, who essays a politician in the upcoming thriller "Irada", says she wasn't at ease with a negative role."I was not at all comfortable doing a negative role. But I had a lot of fun playing the character," Divya said at a media conference here...

14-Feb-2017 Mumbai

Being judged on fashion used to affect Daisy Shah

Actress Daisy Shah says when she used to be judged based on her fashion sense in her initial days in showbiz, it used to affect her."It (being judged over fashion) affected me initially, but now it doesn't because I have come to this understanding that liking...

14-Feb-2017 New Delhi

Can't slap a person in real life: Taapsee Pannu

She can be seen doing daredevil fighting scenes and breaking bones in films, but actress Taapsee Pannu says in real life, she cant even slap a person.Taapsee showcased her fighting skills in "Baby" alongside Akshay Kumar. She will next be seen fighting her...

14-Feb-2017 M

Need to debunk stereotypes around female directors: Freida Pinto

India-born internationally-acclaimed actress Freida Pinto, who witnessed stardom with "Slumdog Millionaire" in 2008, wants to encourage women-driven projects through her banner. She feels stereotypes around women directors need to be debunked and more stories from...

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