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19-Jan-2017 Mumbai

Have to be obsessive to play a character : Shah Rukh Khan

Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan, who plays a Gujarati bootlegger in his forthcoming film "Raees", says whether he believes in the actions of a character or not, he understands its essence and becomes obsessive to portray the character to the best of his ability...

19-Jan-2017 Mumbai

Never wrote open letter to PM about Dawood : Sunil Grover

Actor-comedian Sunil Grover, the leading man and the only point of interest in the much-discussed Dawood Ibrahim satire "Coffee With D", says he never wrote an open letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi urging him to nab the underworld don -- as was portrayed by the...

19-Jan-2017

'The Bye Bye Man': Poorly written and executed

"The Bye Bye Man" is a psychological thriller that has gone terribly wrong.The film is about how an evil entity appears or gains control over its victims. The film works on the premise that controlling one's thoughts can be a real challenge. The simple act...

19-Jan-2017 Mumbai

Farhan Akhtar doesn't have a story for 'Don 3': Shah Rukh Khan

Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan thinks a new instalment in the "Don" franchise is possible, but says filmmaker Farhan Akhtar does not have a story ready for it yet.In an era of sequels where even before a film gets released, its sequel is announced, Shah Rukh...

18-Jan-2017 Mumbai

Kritika Kamra finalised to play Chandrakanta for Life OK’s show

It's a big irony of the small screen. While producers Ekta Kapoor and Nikhil Sinha are at loggerheads, with both wanting to make the fantasy show Chandrakanta, the latter has finalized the actress who will topline his project. And it's none other than Ekta's...

18-Jan-2017 Mumbai

Parmeet Sethi to direct Life OK’s HarMardka Dard

It’s New Year time, and Life OK is all set to launch a rib tickling comedy show titled ‘HarMardka Dard’. The show explores the problems of every man in the society, which is, trying to understand and find the answer to the question ‘what women think?’ The...

18-Jan-2017 Chennai

Nayanthara bats for Jallikattu

Southern film actress Nayanthara on Wednesday came out in support of Jallikattu and the youngsters who are protesting against the ban on the ancient and popular bull-taming sport, celebrated during Pongal festival in Tamil Nadu."The power of youth is proven again....

18-Jan-2017 Chennai

Long process to complete 'Vada Chennai' trilogy: Vetrimaaran

Filmmaker Vetrimaaran says he will take his own sweet time to complete the "Vada Chennai" trilogy, which stars Dhanush in the lead, as he will get "bored" if he chooses to complete three parts in succession."I can't shoot three parts simultaneously, I will get...

18-Jan-2017 New Delhi

It's tough to survive in Bollywood : Sonu Sood

Actor Sonu Sood says he has had a long and difficult journey in Bollywood."It was a tough journey. It is very tough for an outsider to make a mark in Bollywood. But I always had faith in the wishes of my parents. It created a path for me and made my journey...

18-Jan-2017 Los Angeles

In my head, I've amazing babies with Vin Diesel : Deepika Padukone

During her debut appearance on world famous chat show "The Ellen DeGeneres Show", Indian actress Deepika Padukone revealed she has a big crush on Hollywood action star Vin Diesel and said that in her head, she has "amazing babies" with him.Deepika spoke about...

18-Jan-2017 Mumbai

Fantastic rumour : Vaani Kapoor on working with SRK

Actress Vaani Kapoor, who starred in Aditya Chopras 2016 film "Befikre", hopes the "fantastic rumour" that she has signed another film with the filmmaker with superstar Shah Rukh Khan comes true.At the Elle India Graduates Fashion Show 2016 on Tuesday, the actress...

18-Jan-2017 Chennai

Is Jr.NTR's next titled 'Jai LavaKusa'?

If the industry grapevine is anything to go by, actor Jr.NTR's next Telugu outing has been titled "Jai LavaKusa" and it will go on the floors on February 11, a source said.The film, which will be directed by Bobby, will be produced under NTR Arts banner."It's...

18-Jan-2017 Chennai

Won't direct Telugu remake of 'Dhuruvangal Pathinaaru': Karthick Naren

Karthick Naren, whose Tamil directorial debut "Dhuruvangal Pathinaaru" has impressed audiences and critics alike, says he won't be directing the Telugu remake of the film."Talks have been initiated with a star for Telugu remake. Unfortunately, I won't be directing...

17-Jan-2017 New Delhi

Ranbir Kapoor doesn't want to be a father like me: Rishi Kapoor

Veteran actor Rishi Kapoor, who is known for his outspoken nature, says he has always tried to maintain a gap between him and his son, actor Ranbir Kapoor when it comes to talking about personal life. He says Ranbir has never liked it and doesn't want to be...

17-Jan-2017 New Delhi

Today's actors are instant noodles : Rishi Kapoor

Veteran actor Rishi Kapoor, who has been a part of the Indian entertainment industry for over four decades, said that compared to earlier times, actors today are more professional, disciplined and like "instant noodles"."The boys (actors) today are very professional....

17-Jan-2017 New Delhi

Rishi Kapoor launches his autobiography

Veteran actor Rishi Kapoor on Tuesday launched his autobiography, titled "Khullam Khulla - Rishi Kapoor Uncensored", here in the presence of his wife Neetu Singh and daughter Riddhima Kapoor Sahni.The event, which took place at The Taj Mahal Hotel in New Delhi,...

17-Jan-2017 Mumbai

Every decade has brought something new : Amitabh Bachchan

Legendary actor Amitabh Bachchan says he doesn't think that the earlier time is better than the current rather he believes that every decade brings something new.Conversing at the launch, of 'Once Upon A Time In India - A Century Of Indian Cinema' on Tuesday,...

17-Jan-2017 Mumbai

Was born a movie star in my head : Karan Johar

Filmmaker Karan Johar says he used to think of himself as a movie star.At the launch of his book "An Unsuitable Boy" here on Monday, Karan candidly spoke about his childhood, relationships with friends like Shah Rukh Khan, Aditya Chopra and Kajol, sexuality and...

17-Jan-2017 Mumbai

Good head of hair a real confidence booster : Priyanka Chopra

Actress Priyanka Chopra makes sure she takes time out of her hectic schedule for a proper hair care regime, and says that good hair acts as a confidence booster.The actress, who has been roped in as the global ambassador of hair care brand Pantene, also shared...

17-Jan-2017 Mumbai

SRK doesn't carry his stardom on set : Nawazuddin Siddiqui

National Award winning actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui, who has worked with Shah Rukh Khan in the forthcoming film "Raees", says the superstar comes to the set devoid of any airs. That, he says, helped him to act well in some crucial scenes of the film.Nawazuddin has...

17-Jan-2017 Mumbai

Taapsee Pannu gatecrashes wedding, feels thrilled

Actress Taapsee Pannu gatecrashed a real life pre-wedding celebration to promote her upcoming film "Runningshaadi.com". She says she was very thrilled and nervous to do it."I was so thrilled and slightly nervous to execute this idea. Nothing can be more special...

17-Jan-2017 New Delhi

Films that didn't work affected me immensely : Vidya Balan

Actress Vidya Balan, who was last seen on screen in "Kahaani 2: Durga Rani Singh", says her films that didn't work well affected her immensely.Asked if failure of her films affects her, Vidya said: "Oh, for sure... Previously, before 2008, in that phase of my...

17-Jan-2017 Washington

Indian actor Sunny Pawar meets Barack Obama

Indian child actor Sunny Pawar met President Barack Obama at the White House to raise awareness for the #LionHeart campaign.Sunny, who features in Hollywood film "Lion" visited the White House on Monday in his capacity as ambassador for the #LionHeart campaign....

17-Jan-2017 Chennai

Took time to fall in love with cinema : Avantika Mishra

Actress Avantika Mishra, who is set for her Tamil film debut with an upcoming yet-untitled project with Ashok Selvan, says acting happened out of the blue and it took time for her to fall in love with cinema.Having made her acting debut in 2014 Telugu psychological...

17-Jan-2017 Mumbai

Zaira Wasim, you are a role model for me : Aamir Khan

Bollywood star Aamir Khan on Tuesday described "Dangal" co-star Zaira Wasim, who came under attack after meeting Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti, as a "role model".The superstar also asked her critics to leave her alone. Aamir took to Twitter to...

17-Jan-2017 Chennai

Suriya's 'S3' becomes 'C3'

The makers of Suriya-starrer Tamil actioner "S3", due for release on January 26 worldwide, on Tuesday said that the film's title has been rechristened to "C3".The film is the third part in the popular "Singam" franchise.In an official statement, it was conveyed...

17-Jan-2017 Mumbai

Diljit Dosanjh to star in Punjabi superhero film

Actor and singer Diljit Dosanjh will be seen starring in a Punjabi superhero film titled "Super Singh".Diljit, who was lauded for his performance in the Bollywood film 2016 "Udta Punjab", tweeted on Tuesday: "'Super Singh' this June... Ek tan asi Singh uton...

16-Jan-2017 Chennai

Sarath Kumar defends comments on Rajinikanth

Actor-politician Sarath Kumar says his recent comments about his friend and superstar Rajinikanth have been "misinterpreted".While speaking at the anniversary celebrations of his late friend, actor and political analyst Cho Ramaswamy's Thuglak magazine on Sunday, Rajinikanth...

16-Jan-2017 Chennai

'Khaidi No 150' crosses Rs 100 crore mark in opening weekend

Megastar Chiranjeevi's comeback Telugu film "Khaidi No 150" has struck gold at the box office. In its opening weekend at the ticket window worldwide, the film grossed a whopping Rs 106 crore.The figure was shared by the representative of the film, which released...

16-Jan-2017 Mumbai

SRK has 'most enlightening' conversations with son AbRam

Superstar Shah Rukh Khan, who is currently busy promoting his forthcoming film "Raees", says his conversations with his three-year-old son AbRam are the "most enlightening" for him.Shah Rukh on Monday morning shared a photograph of himself along with AbRam. In...

16-Jan-2017 Mumbai

Hrithik Roshan is a selfless actor : Yami Gautam

Actress Yami Gautam, who is sharing screen space with superstar Hrithik Roshan in the forthcoming film "Kaabil", said he is one of the most hardworking and selfless actors she has ever worked with.Talking about her experience of working with Hrithik, Yami told...

16-Jan-2017 Mumbai

'Haraamkhor' earns over Rs 1 crore in first weekend

The makers of crowd-funded film "Haraamkhor" are ecstatic after it registered an earning of over Rs 1 crore at the box office."Officially entered the Rs 1 crore club in three days for 'Haraamkhor' that we crowd-funded and self-released! Epic, profit, high...

16-Jan-2017 Mumbai

Javed Akhtar, Vivek Agnihotri question 'azadi' for Zaira

Writer-lyricist Javed Akhtar and Bollywood director Vivek Agnihotri expressed their disappointment with individuals for trolling Kashmiri actress Zaira Wasim for meeting state Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti, and they even questioned the ideology of 'azadi' (freedom)...

16-Jan-2017 Srinagar

Forgive me for what I did: Kashmiri actor Zaira Waseem

The 16-year-old Kashmiri actor Zaira Waseem has  said it was not a ‘deliberate decision’ to hurt people’s sentiments, after she faced criticism for meeting the chief minister. Zaira also asked people not to consider her as a role model as she believed...

16-Jan-2017 Chennai

Nothing about our film is vulgar : Naveen Medaram

Director Naveen Medaram says his upcoming film "Babu Baga Busy", the Telugu remake of Gulshan Devaiah starrer "Hunterrr", is sensuous but not vulgar. He also said that it should not be confused for an erotic comedy."A lot of people misunderstood 'Hunterrr' for...

16-Jan-2017

Shah Rukh Khan’s Arabic Jabra fan on Dil Hai Hindustani!

Hailing to Shahrukh Khan, the epitome of gravitas and charisma and known for delivering power excellence performance was seen burning the stage on fire with his mere presence on STAR Plus’s new singing reality sensation, Dil Hai Hindustani.  King Khan was...

15-Jan-2017 Mumbai

Mahesh Bhatt gives life lessons to Alia

Veteran filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt congratulated his 'little big girl' Alia Bhatt for her big win at the Filmfare Awards, and gave her some words of wisdom.Alia won the Filmfare Best Actor Award (Female) for her performance as a Bihari immigrant in "Udta Punjab"....

15-Jan-2017 Mumbai

Had lost faith in awards : 'Aligarh' co-writer

Actor Manoj Bajpayee's victory as the Best Actor (Male) at Filmfare Awards for "Aligarh" is a huge achievement for the LGBTQ community, says the movie's co-writer Apurva Asrani, who had "lost faith in awards"."I had lost faith in awards. But Manoj Bajpayee...

15-Jan-2017 Lahore

Rahul Dholakia helped me at every step : Mahira Khan

Pakistani actress Mahira Khan says working with National Award winning director Rahul Dholakia for her Bollywood debut project "Raees" was amazing.Mahira talked about her Bollywood debut project during a live chat session with...

15-Jan-2017 New Delhi

My fashion sense was quite outrageous : Kangana Ranaut

Kangana Ranaut is known for her film projects as well as her fashion sense. The actress says it was not a "conscious leap" to come forward as a style icon.The actress also said she has been experimental with her looks since her growing up days."I started as...

15-Jan-2017 Mumbai

Amitabh Bachchan not heading to Hollywood anytime soon

Amitabh Bachchan made his debut in Hollywood with 2003 film "The Great Gatsby", but he is not heading to the West anytime soon. The megastar says he has no offers from the foreign shores at the moment.Many Indian actors like Priyanka Chopra, Deepika Padukone,...

15-Jan-2017 Mumbai

Hrithik Roshan was hands-on for 'Kaabil' : Resul Pookutty

Oscar-winning sound designer Resul Pookutty, who worked closely with Hrithik Roshan during the shooting of the Sanjay Gupta-directed "Kaabil", says the actor was keenly active in every department of the film."Hrithik was hands-on from the word 'go'. He was deeply...

15-Jan-2017 Mumbai

Winning Best Actress award for 'Neerja' truly special : Sonam Kapoor

Actress Sonam Kapoor says winning the Best Actress award for "Neerja" is special and that she will cherish the moment forever.Sonam won the Critics' Award For Best Actor (Female) for her performance in "Neerja" at the 62nd Jio Filmfare Awards here on Saturday...

15-Jan-2017 Mumbai

Dia Mirza to star in Sanjay Dutt biopic

Actress-producer Dia Mirza has joined the cast of actor Sanjay Dutt's biopic, being helmed by Rajkumar Hirani.Dia shared the news on Twitter, saying she is happy to be on board for the project.She posted: "The happiest place in the world is on a Rajkumar Hirani film...

15-Jan-2017

'Ok Jaanu': Better than Mani Ratnam's original

Welcome back, Shaad Ali. It was a Mani Ratnam remake that gave us Shaad, one of the sharpest, smartest directors in "Saathiya". It is another Mani Ratnam remake that brings Shaad back in form after a string of duds."Ok Jaanu" (ignore the yucky title) is smart,...

15-Jan-2017 Mumbai

Shahid Kapoor hails 'cinema with content' after Filmfare win

Actor Shahid Kapoor was ecstatic after winning Best Actor (Male) at Filmfare for his performance in "Udta Punjab", and says more than any film, the trophy honours cinema with strong content.Shahid shared the award with Manoj Bajpayee for "Aligarh". The 62nd...

15-Jan-2017 Mumbai

Priyanka Chopra sends out 'girl love' to Alia Bhatt

Bollywood star Priyanka Chopra, who contributed to the #GirlLove campaign by popular Indo-Canadian online personality Lilly Singh, also known by her YouTube username IISuperwomanII, says she would like to give some girl love to the young actress Alia Bhatt.Priyanka,...

15-Jan-2017 Chennai

Waiting to make it big in Tamil cinema : Jagapathi Babu

Actor Jagapathi Babu, who has been getting good reception for his role in Vijay-starrer latest Tamil actioner "Bairavaa", is hopeful that the film will help him make it big in Tamil filmdom."Even though I'm very busy in Telugu with some great offers, I'm yet...

15-Jan-2017 Chennai

Suriya releases second poster of wife's 'Magalir Mattum'

Actor Suriya on Sunday released the second poster of his wife Jyotika-starrer upcoming Tamil drama "Magalir Mattum".Releasing the poster on his Twitter page, Suriya wrote Jyotika plays a character called Prabha.The colourful poster features Jyotika riding...

15-Jan-2017 Chennai

Love for 'Khaidi No 150' is overwhelming : Ram Charan

Thrilled with the response to his maiden production venture "Khaidi No 150", actor Ram Charan says the love the film has been getting from audiences is "overwhelming and humbling".What better way to foray into production than with 'Khaidi No 150'. The film is...

14-Jan-2017 Mumbai

'Dangal', Alia Bhatt win big at 62nd Jio Filmfare Awards

After setting new records at the box office, "Dangal" swept away the night's three of four major awards -- Best Actor, Film and Director while Alia Bhatt won the Filmfare Best Actor Award (Female) for her performance in "Udta Punjab".Attended by most actors...

14-Jan-2017 Mumbai

Oops! Vin Diesel says Ranveer is Deepika's 'boyfriend'

They have kept mum about their relationship status, but actors Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone couldn't stop Hollywood star Vin Diesel from giving out their dating secret while he was on his maiden India trip.Diesel was here on a two-day trip to promote...

14-Jan-2017

'Live By Night': An engrossing period drama

Based on the 2012 novel of the same name by Dennis Lehane, "Live By Night" is a period crime drama that is designed like an old school gangster film.Set in the 1920s post World War I, it is the tale of an honest policeman's son, Joe Coughlin, who returns home...

14-Jan-2017

Karan Johar's memoir lays bare all, reflects Bollywood's ambiguity

This much-anticipated memoir of filmmaker Karan Johar has been creating waves on social media after chapters describing his fallout with actress Kajol were leaked on Twitter -- and for candid talk about his sexual orientation.But contrary to the initial reports...

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