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23-Jun-2017 Mumbai

Pleased to get ratings like one, one and half but not in minus: Salman

Salman Khan's "Tubelight" is released this Friday did not go well with the critics but he is pleased as they did not give minus rating to film."The critics were really good. I was expecting minus 3 and minus 4 but they gave 1, 1.5 apparently, so i am very pleased,"...

23-Jun-2017 Mumbai

'Tubelight': Ram Gopal Varma could never make it

Faith, they say, can move mountains. The hero of Kabir Khan's latest and his most, "ummm", noble (if one can use that word without cynicism) film to date actually thinks he can move a mountain by just focusing hard on getting it right."Tubelight" is not a film...

23-Jun-2017

'Tubelight': Shines but with low voltage

Salman Khan had once said, "Cinema should always be in touch with the soil of the country. My films celebrate the heartland of India." And probably with "Tubelight", he tries to be true to his words. So, he has dedicated the film to the families and friends...

23-Jun-2017 Mumbai

Working on 'Krrish' franchise incredible : Hrithik Roshan

Actor Hrithik Roshan says working on the "Krrish" franchise, which started eleven years ago, has been an incredible experience, and he hopes to go a long way with it.Released in 2006, Hrithik took the superhero avatar to take forward the story of 2003 film...

23-Jun-2017 New Delhi

My five decades in films went by in moments : Dharmendra

He is known as Bollywood's 'Yamla, Pagla, Deewana', but for long he was also seen as the macho hero of silver screen.Veteran actor Dharmendra says he feels he completed over five decades in showbiz in moments, and now wonders how it went by so soon."'Ek...

23-Jun-2017 New Delhi

Salman Khan doesn't need rehearsals, he's a quick learner : Remo D'Souza

Choreographer-filmmaker Remo D'Souza, who has worked with Bollywood superstar Salman Khan in various projects, says the actor doesn't believe in doing rehearsals as being a "quick learner", he likes to know his moves just a few minutes before the shoot."Salman comes on set...

23-Jun-2017 Chennai

Rana Daggubati's 'Nene Raju, Nene Mantri' trailer released

The trailer of Rana Daggubati, Kajal Aggarwal and Catherine Tresa starrer Telugu political drama "Nene Raju, Nene Mantri" was released on Friday.It reveals that this could easily be Rana's most commercial role yet.Talking about the trailer, the film's director...

23-Jun-2017 Chennai

My son is getting ready for acting debut : Ambika

Actress Ambika, who ruled the roost in the 1980s and 1990s in southern filmdom, says her son Ram Keshav is gearing up his acting debut."My son is getting ready. He could debut in Tamil or Malayalam. It's too early to divulge more information. I want to give...

23-Jun-2017 Chennai

Statue of Balachander in his honour : Vairamuthu

National Award winning lyricist Vairamuthu, who will be erecting a statue of late legendary filmmaker K. Balachander, says it will be to honour the latter's memory for his priceless contribution to Tamil filmdom.This could be the first statue to be erected for...

23-Jun-2017 Chennai

Will inform when I decide : Rajinikanth on political entry

Superstar Rajinikanth, who is rumoured to be planning a political entry soon, said he has been in discussions with political leaders and will announce when things are finalised.However, he didn't clarify the purpose and nature of his meetings with political leaders."I...

23-Jun-2017 Chennai

I'm what I am because of my mother : Sridevi

Actress Sridevi credits her upbringing and her mother for her successful career and everything that she has achieved so far.Asked about her relationship with her mother (Rajeswari), ahead of the release of her film "Mom", Sridevi said she credits her successful...

23-Jun-2017 Mumbai

Saif's 'Kaalakaandi' to release on September 8

Bollywood star Saif Ali Khan's new film "Kaalakaandi" had been locked for release on September 8. He says the movie is fun, yet moving.The film's release date was announced by Cinestaan Film Company, read a statement.Directed by debutant Akshat Verma, writer of...

23-Jun-2017 New Delhi

Runki Goswami Dazzles Music Lovers With Spellbinding Performance

Making the state of Bengal proud, Delhi-based Music Director and singer Runki Goswami gave a scintillating live folk music performance held on Thursday June 22, at India International Centre. Runki’s phenomenal multilingual show was a pure and joyful celebration...

22-Jun-2017 New Delhi

I am very choosy : Upen Patel

Actor Upen Patel doesn't agree with the bazaar buzz that Suneel Darshan's romantic musical mystery "Ek Haseena Thi Ek Deewana Tha" is his come-back film to Bollywood. Maintaining that he has always been part of the Hindi celluloid world, he says that he is...

22-Jun-2017 Chennai

Dream realised by working with Rahman : Sridevi

Bollywood actress Sridevi on Thursday said her dream to work with double Oscar-winning composer A.R. Rahman was finally realised with her coming Hindi suspense drama "Mom"."When Ravi and I started working on the project, we felt it'd be nice to have Rahman on...

22-Jun-2017 Chennai

I still feel like a newcomer : Sridevi

It's been 50 years since actress Sridevi started acting and she says she stills feels like a newcomer before the release of her film.Having made her acting debut at the age of three, the 53-year-old star awaits the release of her latest film "Mom"."I don't...

22-Jun-2017 Chennai

Language won't be a barrier for Jhanvi's debut : Sridevi

Actress Sridevi on Thursday said language won't be a barrier for her 19-year-old daughter Jhanvi when it comes to her acting debut.Asked if she would let Jhanvi make her acting debut with a Tamil film, Sridevi told reporters: "I don't think language will be...

22-Jun-2017 Mumbai

Story of Kailash Satyarthi deserves a biopic : Boman Irani

Actor Boman Irani feels people should be aware of the contribution that Nobel laureate and social activist Kailash Satyarthi is making to the society, and says that it would be a good idea to make a biopic on him.Boman is playing a character that takes inspiration...

22-Jun-2017 Mumbai

Shah Rukh Khan meets Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani

Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan along with filmmaker Imtiaz Ali met Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani, while promoting his upcoming film "Jab Harry Met Sejal".On Thursday, Shah Rukh shared a photograph of himself along with Rupani and thanked him."Thank you...

22-Jun-2017 New Delhi

Love to be on stage than in recording booth : Armaan Malik

Singer Armaan Malik, known for hit songs like "Wajah tum ho", "Naina", and "Chaar Shanivaar", feels there is a "certain magic" in performing live and prefers to be on the stage than in a recording studio.The singer doesn't run down the idea of playback singing,...

22-Jun-2017 Mumbai

Wouldn't have done 'Daddy' if look-test had failed : Arjun Rampal

National Award winning actor-producer Arjun Rampal, who is getting a positive response for "Daddy", says getting the physical resemblance right for his forthcoming film, based on gangster-turned-politician Arun Gawli, was important for him.Arjun is the co-writer...

22-Jun-2017 Mumbai

Andrea Tariang made an incomparable debut : Taapsee Pannu

Actress Taapsee Pannu has wished her "Pink" co-star Andrea Tariang on her birthday and said that she made an incomparable acting debut last year.Taapsee on Thursday shared a photograph of herself with Andrea on Instagram and captioned it: "Happy Birthday to...

22-Jun-2017 Chennai

Ronit Roy plays the baddie in 'Jai Lava Kusa'

"Udaan" and "Ugly" fame Ronit Roy has been roped in to play the antagonist in junior NTR starrer Telugu action drama "Jai Lava Kusa", a source said.The film will mark his Telugu debut."Ronit plays the villain. He has already started shooting and the team is...

22-Jun-2017 Mumbai

John Abraham shares first look of 'Parmanu - The Story Of Pokhran'

Actor-producer John Abraham on Thursday shared the first look of his upcoming production venture titled "Parmanu - The Story Of Pokhran".John on Thursday took to Twitter to share the first look, where the map of Pokhran is shown with John's face watermarked behind...

22-Jun-2017 Mumbai

'Border' was all about destiny : J.P. Dutta

Twenty years have passed since J.P. Dutta's iconic war film "Border" was released. It remains the work filmmaker J.P. Dutta is most closely identified with, although it isn't the finest film he has made.JP, always reluctant to speak about himself and his films,...

21-Jun-2017 Chennai

Really challenging to make good commercial film : Harish Shankar

Filmmaker Harish Shankar, best known for delivering blockbuster Telugu films such as "Gabbar Singh" and "Subramanyam For Sale", believes it's really challenging to make a good commercial film."Writing and making commercial cinema is very challenging. You need...

21-Jun-2017 Mumbai

Films cannot change society but can start a dialogue : Kabir Khan

Kabir Khan focuses on political conflicts and how that affects humanity with most of his films like "Bajrangi Bhaijaan", "Ek Tha Tiger", "New York" and "Kabul Express". The filmmaker says though he is aware that a film cannot bring any change in a society,...

21-Jun-2017 Chennai

Made 'AAA' as a fan of Simbu : Adhik Ravichandran

Director Adhik Ravichandran says he made forthcoming Tamil action-drama "Anbanavan Asaradhavan Adangadhavan" aka "AAA" as a fan of its lead star Simbu and his efforts paid off."As a hardcore fan of Simbu, I'm well aware how his fans would like to see him on screen....

21-Jun-2017 Mumbai

'Mubarakan' trailer shows Anil Kapoor's mojo at its peak

Welcome to the mad mad world of Anees Bazmi's comedy capers where the plot curves and tapers into shapes that remind us of crunchy wafers.Anything and everything can happen here. You can get two Arjun Kapoors at the price of one. And you can get a priceless...

21-Jun-2017 Chennai

Not doing any film with Vinayak : Rana Daggubati

Actor Rana Daggubati on Wednesday clarified he hasn't signed any new film with filmmaker V.V. Vinayak.Reacting to rumours that he is teaming up with Vinayak for his next, Rana tweeted: "No. Why make up what I'm doing next? I'm on Twitter and will update you...

21-Jun-2017 Chennai

My son is the light of my life : Dhanush

Actor-filmmaker Dhanush on Wednesday said his younger son Linga, who turned seven on Wednesday, is the light of his life and is responsible for all the happiness in his life."Happy, happy birthday my baby Linga. Light of my life. Miss being next to you my love. Thank...

21-Jun-2017 Chennai

Working on 'DJ' has been fulfilling : Pooja Hegde

Actress Pooja Hegde, last seen in Ashutosh Gowarikers "Mohenjo Daro", says she had a fulfilling experience while working in the upcoming Telugu entertainer "Duvvada Jagannadham" aka "DJ"."I thoroughly enjoyed shooting for ‘DJ' and the experience has been very...

20-Jun-2017 Mumbai

Spider-Man is one superhero I always wished to play: Tiger Shroff

Actor Tiger Shroff, who is the voice of Spider-Man in the Hindi version of "Spider-Man: Homecoming", says it is one superhero character he always wanted to play."I can't express enough my excitement to be the voice of my childhood superhero Spider-Man in Hindi....

20-Jun-2017 Mumbai

Reality shows bridge the gap between people : Remo D'Souza

Ace choreographer and filmmaker Remo DSouza, who has appeared as a judge on various reality shows, feels that such type of shows give a platform to people to showcase their talent to the world and bridges the gaps between them."India is diverse in all aspects...

20-Jun-2017 Mumbai

Prabhas is really cool, down to earth : Varun Dhawan

Actor Varun Dhawan has praised Southern star Prabhas and has labelled him as a "cool and down to earth" individual.Varun on Tuesday shared a photograph of himself along with the "Baahubali: The Conclusion" star. In the image it can be seen that the "Main Tera...

20-Jun-2017 Los Angeles

'The Mountain...' shooting was much harder than 'Titanic' : Kate Winslet

Actress Kate Winslet says that working in her forthcoming movie "The Mountain Between Us" was harder than working for her career-making role in "Titanic"."This was much harder than Titanic because we really were at 10,000 feet and it really was -38 degrees Celsius....

20-Jun-2017 Mumbai

'Borivali Ka Bruce Lee' is 70 percent complete : Ayesha Takia

Actress Ayesha Takia, who is busy promoting her new video song 'Zindagi Tujhse Kya Karen Shikvey', says that her comeback film "Borivali Ka Bruce Lee" is 70 percent complete." 'Borivali Ka Bruce Lee' is 70 percent complete. It's a very cute film just like the...

20-Jun-2017 Chennai

'Oopiri' earned me respect as a filmmaker : Vamsi Paidipally

Filmmaker Vamsi Paidipally says his critically-acclaimed bilingual drama "Oopiri", which won him his first Filmfare Award, earned him lot of respect and helped him find his inner happiness.At the 64th Filmfare Awards southern edition last week, Vamsi was awarded...

20-Jun-2017 Chennai

Surviva song sets new benchmark for Tamil music streaming

The first single "Surviva", released on Monday, from Ajith Kumars upcoming Tamil spy thriller "Vivegam" has set new benchmark in the music streaming space in Tamil filmdom.Released directly on Saavn, the music streaming portal, instead of Youtube, the song...

19-Jun-2017 Mumbai

Happy to bring smile to people's faces : Jayashree Venkataramanan

Actress Jayashree Venkataramanan, who plays the role of Kaajal Bhai in new TV show "Hum Paanch Phir Se", feels pleased to be able to add value to audiences lives through her shows."Hum Paanch Phir Se", a new entertainer by BIG Magic, is a remake of renowned...

19-Jun-2017 Mumbai

Simplicity of story made me sign up for 'Aamad' : Saqib Saleem

Actor Saqib Saleem, whose short film "Aamad" released on Monday, says it was the simple plot of Neeraj Udhwani's directorial that made him sign up for the project.The short film released on Terribly Tiny Talkies, a channel on YouTube."Aamad" is a short film...

19-Jun-2017 Mumbai

Bollywood incomplete without Karan Johar : Saif Ali Khan

Actor Saif Ali Khan says Bollywood is incomplete without the presence of filmmaker Karan Johar.Saif will join Karan to host the 18th edition of the International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) Awards in New York next month.The actor, who was present here on Monday...

19-Jun-2017 Mumbai

'Angreji Beat' was not recorded formally : Gippy Grewal

Punjabi actor-singer Gippy Grewal, who is busy promoting his single "Car Nach Di", says the hit number "Angreji Beat" that he churned out in collaboration with rapper Yo Yo Honey Singh in 2011, was not recorded formally."Honey Singh loved it so much that he...

19-Jun-2017 Mumbai

Small screen has to be gender-balanced : Apara Mehta

Actress Apara Mehta, who famously played Savita Mansukh Virani in the iconic Hindi television show "Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi", says there should be a balance between men and women in small screen entertainers.Asked if she feels the small screen is too...

19-Jun-2017 Mumbai

Never felt overshadowed by Salman bhai : Sohail Khan

Actor Sohail Khan, who will be seen with his superstar brother Salman Khan in the forthcoming movie "Tubelight", says he never felt overshadowed by his sibling on screen.In "Tubelight", they are playing on screen brothers.Asked if he had any pressure to match...

19-Jun-2017 New Delhi

Short films are quicker, to the point : Bhumi Pednekar

Actress Bhumi Pednekar, who has featured in a short film themed on love and lust, says the advantage in the format is that they are quicker and to the point.The short film is helmed by Zoya Akhtar.Asked if she feels short films are a better way to connect with...

19-Jun-2017 Chennai

Proud, honoured to have worked with Kajal : Rana Daggubati

Actor Rana Daggubati on Monday said he is proud and honoured to have worked with Kajal Aggarwal in upcoming Telugu political drama "Nene Raju, Nene Mantri".Kajal turned 32 on Monday."Congrats Kajal Aggarwal on your 10 years in cinema and on reaching the milestone...

19-Jun-2017 New Delhi

I only offered 'Rambo' to Tiger Shroff : Siddharth Anand

Siddharth Anand, who is directing the Indian remake of Hollywood's iconic film "Rambo", says he only approached Tiger Shroff for the title role as the talented and spirited young actor was the "apt choice" to fill in Sylvester Stallone's shoes."I was certain I...

19-Jun-2017 Mumbai

Never scared of experimenting with my roles : Richa Chadha

Bollywood actress Richa Chadha, who is playing a pivotal character in web series "Inside Edge", finds the digital entertainment platform powerful and says that as a creative person, she never fears to experiment.The story of "Inside Edge", Amazon Prime Video's...

19-Jun-2017 Chennai

My kids are thrilled about my role in ‘Kaala' : Eswari Rao

Actress Eswari Rao is extremely tight-lipped about her character in superstar Rajinikanths upcoming Tamil gangster drama "Kaala", but she says her kids and family are thrilled for her."My kids are really happy for me and so is my family. They are thrilled that...

19-Jun-2017 Chennai

Ram Charan shoots amid tough conditions for ‘Rangasthalam'

Actor Ram Charan is braving tough conditions and shooting longer hours for upcoming Telugu rural-based romantic-drama "Rangasthalam", a source said."It has been the toughest schedule to shoot actually! The call times are all before sunrise and we are wrapping...

19-Jun-2017 Hyderabad

Aamir Khan, Dhanush, Junior NTR win at Sankarabharanam Awards

In the inaugural edition of Sankarabharanam Awards, actors Aamir Khan, Junior NTR and Dhanush have won top laurels, the organisers announced on Monday.The award ceremony will take place here on Tuesday.Sankarabharanam Awards, formed in honour of filmmaker...

19-Jun-2017 Chennai

Can't comment on Mahesh Babu's project : Pooja Hegde

Actress Pooja Hegde, who is rumoured to have been signed on for Mahesh Babu's next yet-untitled Telugu film, says she cannot comment about the project at the moment.Asked if the rumours are true, Pooja told IANS: "I can't comment on it at the moment."The project,...

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