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17-Oct-2017 Mumbai

I try to keep myself free during festivals : Amitabh Bachchan

Megastar Amitabh Bachchan says during festivals, he always tries to keep himself free to spend time with his family.Amitabh, who hosts popular game show "Kaun Banega Crorepati" (KBC), greeted soldiers at the Wagah Border in an episode of the show.A soldier named...

17-Oct-2017 Mumbai

Actors shouldn't have any image: Nawazuddin Siddiqui

Nawazuddin Siddiqui, who is happy that superstar Aamir Khan has played a quirky character in a never-seen-before avatar in "Secret Superstar", says actors should not be conscious about an image."I think actors shouldn't have any image. He (or she) should be able...

17-Oct-2017 Mumbai

Women's changing image in cinema positive: Plabita Borthakur

Actress Plabita Borthakur, who featured in "Lipstick Under My Burkha", says the projection of a woman is quite progressive and positive in Indian cinema today."I think the image of a woman in cinema is changing. When we talk about image, it also includes her...

17-Oct-2017 Mumbai

Kalki, Richa suggest firecrackers alternative through Diwali rap

Actresses Kalki Koechlin and Richa Chadha have turned rappers to suggest alternatives to firecrackers through a new track on Diwali.Sofia Ashraf, who is known for her series "Sista from the South" and the two actresses who will soon be seen in the film "Jia Aur...

17-Oct-2017 Mumbai

Rishi Kapoor unveils 'Mulk' look

Veteran actor Rishi Kapoor has given his fans a glimpse into two diverse looks that he is sporting -- one for "Mulk" and another for "102 Not Out".Rishi, 65, is seen in a different haircut and a beard in "Mulk", directed by Anubhav Sinha."For all my fans, my...

17-Oct-2017 Mumbai

Madhuri Dixit-Nene to make her Marathi acting debut

Bollywood's dancing queen Madhuri Dixit-Nene is set to feature in a yet untitled Marathi movie. She says the way the Marathi film industry has evolved makes her proud.It is a slice-of-life film that revolves around the journey of self-realisation of a woman (Madhuri)...

16-Oct-2017 Mumbai

'Padmavati' was exhausting experience: Deepika Padukone

Bollywood actress Deepika Padukone says, though she feels fortunate to have portrayed a character like Padmavati, the filming was extremely exhausting for her.The actress was present at the book launch of Hema Malini's biography - "Beyond The Dream Girl", written...

16-Oct-2017 Mumbai

I was told to create scandal to promote film: Nikkhil Advani

Bollywood filmmaker Nikkhil Advani, who recently produced Farhan Akhtar starrer "Lucknow Central", says the marketing team asked him to create a scandal involving Farhan to promote the film.The producer, who was present at a panel discussion along with two young...

16-Oct-2017 Mumbai

Cat fight talks outdated: Sonam Kapoor

Actress Sonam Kapoor is livid over gossip around an alleged 'cat fight' on the sets of her film "Veere Di Wedding", which features an ensemble of actresses including Kareena Kapoor Khan, Swara Bhasker and Shikha Talsania. Sonam's reaction came following a 'blind...

16-Oct-2017 New Delhi

Being selective has not been easy, but worth it: Kunal Kapoor

 He is very selective when it comes to picking projects, but is not willing to ditch his personal beliefs for more work. Actor Kunal Kapoor says it is important as an actor to "be seen" but even more important to be part of work that one believes in.The...

15-Oct-2017 Lucknow

Taapsee Pannu starts shooting for 'Mulk'

Actress Taapsee Pannu, who is currently enjoying the success of "Judwaa 2", has now kick-started the shooting of filmmaker Anubhav Sinhas thriller film "Mulk" here.According to reports, Taapsee will play veteran actor Rishi Kapoor's daughter-in-law in the film...

15-Oct-2017 Mumbai

Vidya at her best: B-Town lauds 'Tumhari Sulu' trailer

Popular Bollywood celebrities like Anil Kapoor, Shabana Azmi and Riteish Deshmukh have hailed the trailer of Vidya Balans upcoming movie "Tumhari Sulu" and said that the film will have the actresss best performance till date.The trailer of the film, directed...

15-Oct-2017 Mumbai

Shah Rukh Khan my most handsome friend: Farah Khan

Ace choreographer and filmmaker Farah Khan has hailed Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan and called him her "most handsome friend".Shah Rukh hosted a pre-Diwali bash at his home here. Farah took to social media to share photographs from the party, which...

15-Oct-2017 New Delhi

Music has power to start a revolution : Raghu Dixit

Singer-composer Raghu Dixit says music has the power to bring people together, inspire them and start a revolution.When Dixit goes behind the microphone, he not only sings in Hindi but other languages like Kannada and Telugu as well. But sometimes artistes get slammed...

15-Oct-2017 Mumbai

Ashwiny Iyer gem of a person: Kriti Sanon

On the occasion of filmmaker Ashwiny Iyer Tiwaris 38th birthday, actress Kriti Sanon has praised the "Bareilly Ki Barfi" director by calling her simple, loving and a gem of a person.Ashwiny, who is married to "Dangal" fame director Nitesh Tiwari, is also...

15-Oct-2017 New Delhi

Would love to make women oriented film : Divya Khosla Kumar

Filmmaker Divya Khosla Kumar, who has made films like "Yaariyan" and "Sanam Re", says she would love to make women oriented films as women are now in every field and doing wonders."I would love to if I get an amazing script," said Divya. However, when it comes...

15-Oct-2017 Mumbai

Muse for poetry is floating all around us: Gulzar

Whether it is illustrative thoughts on the moon or the allegory of the window in a concrete jungle, celebrated wordsmith Gulzar brings them up in all his poetry. He says the mind of a poet should be well-versed with reality to give creative thoughts a voice...

15-Oct-2017 Mumbai

Hema delighted over Modi's foreword to her biography

Actress and BJP MP Hema Malini feels honoured that Prime Minister Narendra Modi has penned the foreword for her authorised biography "Beyond The Dreamgirl"."I am truly honoured that Narendra Modiji has penned the foreword," Hema tweeted on Saturday."Beyond The...

15-Oct-2017 New Delhi

Vaani Kapoor doesnt consider herself 'fashionable' actress

Vaani Kapoor, who walked the runway for designer Payal Jain at the ongoing Amazon India Fashion Week (AIFW) Spring-Summer 2018, says she is not one of the fashionable actresses in Bollywood."I don't think I am one of the fashionable actresses in Bollywood...

15-Oct-2017 Mumbai

'Judwaa 2' crosses Rs 200 crore mark worldwide

Actors Varun Dhawan, Jacqueline Fernandez and Taapsee Pannu-starrer "Judwaa" has crossed the Rs 200 crore mark in 16 days, its makers said.Released on September 29, the David Dhawan directorial is a reboot of the 1997 Salman Khan-starrer "Judwaa".The action-comedy,...

14-Oct-2017 Mumbai

Gave 200% for 'Tumhari Sulu ': Vidya Balan

Actress Vidya Balan, who is all geared up for her upcoming "Tumhari Sulu", says that she has given her 200 per cent to the film and hailed it as one of the best scripts she came across in a long time."It was exceptional experience working with (director) Suresh...

14-Oct-2017 Mumbai

Played most complex character in 'The Hungry': Tisca Chopra

Actress Tisca Chopra, playing a pivotal role in the film 'The Hungry', says her character is quite "dark and complex", adding that working on a Shakespearian piece was on her wish list as an actor.After the premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival,...

14-Oct-2017 Mumbai

Virat Kohli a relaxed, genuine person: Aamir Khan

Bollywood superstar Aamir Khan, who will be seen alongside Virat Kohli in a Diwali special show on TV, has praised the Indian skipper and called him a relaxed and genuine person."What fun it was interacting with Virat! He is such a relaxed, straight-forward and...

14-Oct-2017 Mumbai

Trying to promote Marathi cinema a big misconception : Riteish Deshmukh

Actor-producer Riteish Deshmukh, who attended the song launch of his upcoming Marathi film "Faster Fene", says it is a big misconception that he and others are promoting Marathi cinema, instead they are just trying to be part of an already good industry.Bollywood celebrities...

14-Oct-2017 Seoul

Was expecting a polarised reaction for 'Simran': Hansal Mehta

Filmmaker Hansal Mehta, whose heist comedy film "Simran" received negativereviews from critics and didnt perform well when it released at the box office, says he was expecting a "polarised reaction" to the Kangana Ranaut-starrer."I was expecting a polarised reaction...

14-Oct-2017 Los Angeles

Power of women is undeniable : Priyanka Chopra

Actress Priyanka Chopra, who received a special honour from Variety during their annual Power Of Women luncheon here, says she felt honoured to share the stage with celebrities Octavia Spencer, Kelly Clarkson and Patty Jenkins, and feels that the power of women...

14-Oct-2017 Mumbai

Vidya returns to sultry, quirky avatar in 'Tumhari Sulu' trailer

Actress Vidya Balan, who earlier portrayed a sultry avatar of Silk Smitha in "The Dirty Picture", has returned with her same quirky side. This time as a sari-clad "bhabhi" Sulu in the trailer, released on Saturday, of her upcoming film "Tumhari Sulu"."Lo aa...

14-Oct-2017 Mumbai

'Hate Story 4' to release on March 2 next year

Actress Urvashi Rautela-starrer erotic thriller "Hate Story 4" will release in India on March 2, 2018."Hate will be back darker than ever. Hey guys 'Hate Story 4' releases 02.03.18. Grateful," Urvashi tweeted on Saturday.Actress Ihana Dhillon, known for Punjabi...

14-Oct-2017 Mumbai

Ajay Devgn a great guy: Aamir Khan

"Golmaal Again" and "Secret Superstar" are releasing around the festive occasion of Diwali, but there is no bad blood between Bollywood superstar Aamir Khan and actor Ajay Devgn. The "Dangal" star has praised Ajay by calling him a "great guy".Aamir took to Twitter...

14-Oct-2017 Dehradun

Honoured to address army cadets: Javed Akhtar

Veteran writer-lyricist Javed Akhtar says he felt honoured to address a meeting at the Indian Military Academy (IMA) here for army cadets.Akhtar took to Twitter on Saturday to praise the "great" institution."Had the honour of being invited by Indian Military...

13-Oct-2017 New Delhi

Taapsee Pannu wants women to celebrate their multi-tasking art

 Actress Taapsee Pannu has joined a social awareness initiative tp celebrate the multi-tasking potential in women.Taapse has joined beauty retailer Nykaa's #BreakTheHashtag campaign. In a video for it, Taapsee celebrates her many roles as a fighter, rebel, engineer...

13-Oct-2017 New Delhi

Great time to explore, grow: Shweta Tripathi

Actress Shweta Tripathi, known for "Masaan" and "Haraamkhor", is stepping into film production. She says it's a great time to explore, expand and grow.Asked about the reason why she has got into production, Shweta told IANS: "It's never too early to start doing...

13-Oct-2017 Mumbai

Stay single: Tabu's beauty secret

Actress Tabu, who still looks young and vibrant at 45, has quipped that not getting married is the secret of her beauty.Tabu, along with actors Ajay Devgn, Arshad Warsi, Parineeti Chopra, Shreyas Talpade, Kunal Kemmu, Tusshar Kapoor and filmmaker Rohit Shetty...

13-Oct-2017

'Ranchi Diaries': Lacklustre chronicles

Contextually, director Sattwik Mohanty's "Ranchi Diaries" showcases Asia's largest mental hospital, which is situated in Ranchi.But unlike the hospital which treats its patients, director Sattwik Mohanty treats (read entertains) his audience with low-IQ, physiologically...

13-Oct-2017 Mumbai

Jay Bhanushali returns as 'The Voice India Kids' host

Actor Jay Bhanushali will return as the host of popular children singing reality show "The Voice India Kids" for its upcoming second season.While Jay hosted the first season of the show alongside comedienne Sugandha Mishra, this time he will be seen sharing...

13-Oct-2017 Mumbai

No better victory of cinema: Bhardwaj on Aarushi verdict

Vishal Bhardwaj says because of "Talvar", which he wrote and co-produced, the Aarushi Talwar murder case and its various investigation theories came to limelight once again. On the acquittal of the teenaged girl's parents in the case, the filmmaker says it's...

12-Oct-2017 Mumbai

Never cared about naysayers: Anupam Kher

Veteran actor Anupam Kher's appointment as Chairman of the Film and Television Institute of India (FTII) has sparked murmurs about a 'clash of interest' that his new job poses with his own acting school. But he is unfazed and says naysayers have always been...

12-Oct-2017 Mumbai

Bobby Deol 'feels great' to be part of 'Race 3'

 Actor Bobby Deol has been roped in to star alongside Bollywood superstar Salman Khan in upcoming action-thriller film "Race 3". He says he feels great to be a part of the team.Producer Ramesh Taurani, who is backing the project through his Tips Industries...

12-Oct-2017 Mumbai

Anurag Kashyap supports short on Bulandshahr gang rape case

Filmmaker Anurag Kashyap, known for making films with dark themes, is presenting a short film titled "Beautiful World". It is based on the 2016 incident that involved a woman and minor daughter getting gang raped in Bulandshahr district, Uttar Pradesh."I have...

12-Oct-2017 Mumbai

Overwhelmed with Aarushi verdict: Vishal Bhardwaj

Filmmaker Vishal Bhardwaj, writer and co-producer of "Talvar" -- a film on the 2008 Aarushi Talwar murder case -- said he was relieved and overwhelmed that the teenaged girl's parents were acquitted in the case on Thursday.The Allahabad High Court acquitted dentist...

12-Oct-2017 Mumbai

For meaningful cinema, we need freedom to express: Sharmila Tagore

Veteran actress Sharmila Tagore has said the filmmakers need the freedom to express their thoughts and an open environment to come up with meaningful cinema.harmila said this on Thursday night while interacting with the audience after being felicitated with...

12-Oct-2017 Mumbai

Deepika Padukone is my style icon :Aanchal Munjal

Actress Aanchal Munjal, who is seen as Abby in series "Dil Buffering", is a fashion fanatic and considers actress Deepika Padukone as her style icon.On her style icon, Aanchal said in a statement: "It has to be Deepika Padukone. I love the way she carries herself....

12-Oct-2017 Mumbai

SRK is my childhood crush : Kalki Koechlin

Actress Kalki Koechlin says she wishes to work on screen with all the Khans of Bollywood, but she has a softer corner for Shah Rukh Khan.sked if she wants to work with any of the top Khans of the industry, Kalki told IANS: "I want to work with all three Khans,...

12-Oct-2017 Mumbai

Was down in the dumps for almost a year: Parineeti Chopra

Actress Parineeti Chopra says she was "down in the dumps" for almost a year, but her brother Sahaj helped her in overcoming Depression . Parineeti talked about the person close to her heart ahead of the TV premiere of Hollywood romantic drama film "Me Before...

12-Oct-2017 Mumbai

Irrfan got tensed for his new song

Actor Irrfan Khan got tensed for his latest song "Jaan le lu teri", says its lyricist Rajshekhar.Directed by Tanuja Chandra, the film "Qareeb Qareeb Single" is a modern age romantic drama with a refreshing angle of love story. Its first song will release later...

12-Oct-2017 Mumbai

When Tisca ended up 'misusing' Anurag Kashyap

Filmmaker Anurag Kashyap, who has also acted in feature films like "Akira", says he chose to star in the short film "Churri" because of actress Tisca Chopra. But she ended up "misusing" him.Royal Stag Barrel Select Large Short Films is set to premiere four short...

12-Oct-2017 New Delhi

Rasika Dugal to play mother in Kashmir-set film

Actress Rasika Dugal, who features as Safia Manto in "Manto", has taken on another challenging role in a movie titled "Hamid". She will play a widowed mother in the film, set in the backdrop of Kashir."Hamid" is backed by Saregama's new production arm Yoodlee...

12-Oct-2017 Mumbai

I'm really fond of Ranveer : Kabir Khan

Filmmaker Kabir Khan, who is working with Ranveer Singh in "1983", says that he is really fond of the actor.The maker is all set to present the story of the 1983 Indian cricket team's World Cup victory on screen. It will feature Ranveer as the captain, Kapil Dev....

12-Oct-2017 Mumbai

Amit Trivedi missed father while composing 'Rukh' song

Composer Amit Trivedi, whose new track "Hai baaki" for the film "Rukh", is dedicated to the father-son bond, says he was thinking about his relationship with his father while composing the track.The song conveys the pathos of a son longing for his father. It...

12-Oct-2017 Mumbai

Vaani Kapoor to star opposite Hrithik Roshan in YRF's next

Actress Vaani Kapoor will romance actor Hrithik Roshan in Yash Raj Films' (YRF) actioner co-starring Tiger Shroff."While the film is primarily Hrithik vs Tiger, there is only one girl in the film who is opposite Hrithik. I was looking for young and fresh eergy...

12-Oct-2017 Mumbai

I'm always up for a challenge: Neha Bhasin

Singer Neha Bhasin, who has released a new single "Belihaziya", says filming underwater shots for its video was tricky. But she didn't mind as she loves challenges."Belihaziya", a contemporary Punjabi original track, comes after Bhasin's last single "Chan Mahi".The...

11-Oct-2017 New Delhi

Showbiz pays on basis of stardom, not gender : Aamir Khan

Superstar Aamir Khan, rated among the highest paid actors in Bollywood, feels that artistes in the entertainment industry are paid on the basis of their fan following and not gender.Aamir will next be seen playing a supporting role in "Secret Superstar", based...

11-Oct-2017 Mumbai

We don't appreciate great talent when they're alive: Manoj Bajpayee

 Actor Manoj Bajpayee says the Indian film industry appreciates "great talent" only after experiencing its loss."I think it's something that always happens in Bollywood... We don't appreciate great talent when they are alive, but we say great things after they...

11-Oct-2017 Mumbai

Idea was to make a pure horror film: Siddharth

Actor Siddharth, mostly known for featuring in Telugu and Tamil films, says the idea of making his next film "The House Next Door" was to come up with a pure horror movie without diluting it with comedy, sex or songs.Siddharth, who has produced the film along...

11-Oct-2017 Mumbai

Q rapped his heart out for 'Bose...': Hansal Mehta

Hansal Mehta, creative producer of "Bose Dead/Alive", says filmmaker Q (Qaushiq Mukherjee) has rapped his heart out for the digital show's title track, which was unveiled on Wednesday.The fast paced number of the ALTBalaji's show has been composed by Neel Adhikari."We...

11-Oct-2017 Los Angeles

Feminism not about berating men: Priyanka Chopra

Actress Priyanka Chopra feels proud to call herself a feminist and says people should not think the term means "berating or hating men"."Feminism is not about berating or hating men or disliking or trying to make sure we're better than men," Priyanka told variety.com."Feminism...

11-Oct-2017 New Delhi

Actors, directors must have naked relationship: Raja Krishna Menon

"I don't cast stars, I cast actors," says "Airlift" fame director Raja Krishna Menon, who has worked with big names like Naseeruddin Shah, Akshay Kumar and Saif Ali Khan. He feels a director and an actor need to have a "naked relationship" to give life...

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