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20-Sep-2018 Mumbai

Not always necessary to do issue-based films : Yami Gautam

Actress Yami Gautam, who stars in "Batti Gul Meter Chalu", says it is neither necessary nor possible for an actor to do issue-based films all the time.Yami was interacting with the media here on Wednesday at a promotional press conference of the film that releases...

20-Sep-2018

'III Smoking Barrels': Echoing the voice of Far East India

Writer-director Sanjib Dey has a gift for storytelling. His "III Smoking Barrels", an anthology of three stories with Far East India as the backdrop, is a film to treasure. It is an understated portrait of the intriguing and relatively untouched, unexplored and isolated...

20-Sep-2018

'The House with a Clock in Its Walls': A clunky and familiar tale

Adapted from a 1973 novel of the same name by John Bellairs, "The House with a Clock in Its Walls" is a fantasy film, vaguely on the lines of Harry Potter. It is an all-too-familiar story of an orphan who picks up some magic tricks when he goes to live with...

20-Sep-2018 Mumbai

Receiving Smita Patil award validates my choices : Anushka Sharma

Actress Anushka Sharma who has received the Smita Patil award for best actor, said it validates the choices that she has made so far in her career.Addressing the media here at the 34th edition of the Priyadarshini Academy Global Awards 2018 on Wednesday, Anushka...

20-Sep-2018

Nawazuddin's 'Manto' echoes Guru Dutt's 'Pyaasa'

"Jaane woh kaise log the jinke pyar ko pyar mila..." Echoing the disenchantment of a post-Nehruvian generation trapped between Partition and modernisation, Guru Dutt in "Pyaasa" epitomised the poet's disenchanment with a world he never asked for. "Yeh duniya...

20-Sep-2018 Mumbai

Vishal Bhardwaj 'tempted' to compose song for reality show contestant

Filmmaker-composer Vishal Bhardwaj says he is tempted to compose a song, especially for "Indian Idol 10" contestant Salman Ali.During a "shaadi special" episode of the show, Vishal made an appearance with wife Rekha Bhardwaj.Vishal was stunned with the level of talent...

20-Sep-2018 New Delhi

Kritika Kamra found Ahmedabad 'very cool'

Actress Kritika Kamra, who has made her Bollywood debut with the Gujarat-set film "Mitron", says she found Ahmedabad very cool."I was very impressed by the youth in Gujarat. It's a very happening city with very cool crowd... It has some premier colleges. We...

19-Sep-2018 New Delhi

Important for women to become financially independent : Twinkle Khanna

Actress-turned-author Twinkle Khanna, who has been vocal about several social issues especially those related to gender equality, believes that the best way for a woman to empower herself is through financial independence."We often tell women to speak up for themselves and...

19-Sep-2018 Mumbai

Didn't mean to hurt Sikh community : Anurag Kashyap

Filmmaker Anurag Kashyap, whose film "Manmarziyaan" has reportedly upset some Sikhs, says the Abhishek Bachchan, Taapsee Pannu and Vicky Kaushal-starrer is a story of three persons and not Sikhism. He is sorry though the intention was not to hurt the community.According...

19-Sep-2018 Mumbai

My father inspires me a lot : Shahid Kapoor

Actor Shahid Kapoor says he seeks inspiration from his father Pankaj Kapur, and thinks he can never match up to the veteran actor's level."My father inspires me a lot. When I was working with him for 'Mausam', I got one of the most important lessons of my...

19-Sep-2018 Mumbai

'Khoobsurat' was an unforgettable experience : Sonam Kapoor Ahuja

As Shashanka Ghosh's "Khoobsurat" completed four years on Wednesday, actress Sonam Kapoor Ahuja became nostalgic and called the film an "unforgettable experience".Sonam shared a short video in which she is seen living some fun moments with her co-stars...

19-Sep-2018 Mumbai

'Bangalore Days' deserves a Hindi remake : Siddharth Roy Kapur

Film producer Siddharth Roy Kapur thinks the 2014 Malayalam film "Bangalore Days" deserves a Hindi remake.Kapur was interacting with the media here at a special screening of Malayalam film "Ranam" along with Isha Talwar and Amey Wagh on Tuesday.Asked which...

19-Sep-2018 New Delhi

We need to respect women's feelings, desires : Nawazuddin Siddiqui

With discussions around pay parity, women empowerment and movements against sexual abuse making way for change in Hollywood, Nawazuddin Siddiqui is hoping for a similar effect in India. The critically-acclaimed actor says it is time to give women the respect...

19-Sep-2018 New Delhi

A 'Sholay' replay : Asrani reanimates classic act for theatre

Fan or not, most cinelovers remember veteran actor-comedian Govardhan Asrani for his "Jailor" scene in the 1975 hit "Sholay". A reenactment of it in his play "Makhichoos" comes after almost 43 years, reminding us why the thespian is loved both on screen...

19-Sep-2018 Mumbai

Have learnt to put my foot down when needed : Remo after 'Race 3'

Salman Khan-starrer "Race 3" minted money at the box office, but its commercial success failed to make Remo D'Souza's creative mind happy, leaving him scarred by the criticism and trolls against the movie."Race 3" has been a learning experience for Remo."I...

19-Sep-2018 Los Angeles

Movies are a huge part of my life : Bradley Cooper

Actor Bradley Cooper says movies have been a huge influence in his life, sometimes healing him and sometimes providing him the energy to go on."I always felt like I wanted to direct movies. Movies are a huge part of my life as a kid healing me, energising...

19-Sep-2018 New Delhi

Assamese musician returns to Telugu filmdom

After singing songs for the 2010 Telugu film "Kalavar King", Assamese musician Joi Barua is back to the south film industry, this time as a composer for Ayodhya Kumar Krishnamsetty's directorial "24 Kisses"."I was recommended to him (Krishnamsetty) by Resul...

19-Sep-2018 Mumbai

Producing any film never easy : Siddharth Roy Kapur

Film producer Siddharth Roy Kapur, who is backing an upcoming movie on the life of Indian astronaut Rakesh Sharma, says producing a film -- irrespective of its genre -- is never an easy task.Kapur was interacting with the media at a special screening of Malayalam...

19-Sep-2018 Mumbai

Nora Fatehi to debut as singer

Dancer-actress Nora Fatehi is set to make her singing debut. She has collaborated with Morocco-based group Fnaire to re-create the official Arabic adaptation of "Dilbar"."It is a huge deal for both Morocco and India because this is the first time we will be getting...

19-Sep-2018 Mumbai

Felt bad with audience response to 'Race 3' : Remo D'Souza

Filmmaker-choreographer Remo D'Souza, who is gearing up for his forthcoming reality show 'Dance Plus' season 4 has said that he felt bad as his last directorial 'Race 3' was not able to do desired business at the box-office.Remo was interacting with media here at the press...

18-Sep-2018 Mumbai

Indian women will relate to 'Cheater Mohan': Kanika Kapoor

Singer Kanika Kapoor says modern-day Indian women will relate to her song "Cheater Mohan"."'Cheater Mohan' is a song that I would personally love to hear as an audience on a fun night out," Kanika said in a statement.In the song, "Cheater Mohan" calls out heartbreakers...

18-Sep-2018 New Delhi

Dharmendra feels bad for 'poor star sons'

Superstar Dharmendra, who has often shared screen space with his children and actors Sunny and Bobby, says that "poor" star sons often face a lot of criticism from people.The octogenarian Bollywood veteran has backed his sons' films like "Betaab", "Ghayal" and...

18-Sep-2018 Mumbai

Nice to meet Manto's family : Rasika Dugal

Actress Rasika Dugal, who plays Saadat Hasan Manto's wife in the forthcoming film "Manto", is hosting the late Urdu writer's daughters in India. She says that it is nice to finally get to meet the family.Manto has three daughters, who live in Lahore. They have...

18-Sep-2018 New Delhi

Women should speak for themselves : Sunny Leone

From being an adult star to playing the lead role in Bollywood films, actress Sunny Leone aka Karanjit Kaur, who fought several hardships throughout her career, believes women should stand up for their rights."Women should speak up for themselves. They should...

18-Sep-2018 New Delhi

Always liked to be ahead of time : Shilpa Shetty

Actress Shilpa Shetty says that she always liked to be ahead of time.She made her Bollywood debut with Shah Rukh Khan-starrer "Baazigar" in 1993. After featuring in many films, the "Dhadkan" actress made India proud by winning the British reality television...

18-Sep-2018 Jaipur

Salman Khan inaugurates Umang centre in Jaipur

The special children of Umang, a Jaipur-based NGO, had a whale of a time as Bollywood superstar Salman Khan officially inaugurated the centre on Tuesday.After unveiling the plaque, Salman met the children with great warmth and affection as they continually...

17-Sep-2018 Mumbai

Prachi Tehlan's new pool pictures are just too hot to handle

Just when Monday was starting to get to our heads, Internet got blessed with some totally hot pictures of none other than, Prachi Tehlan. Sizzling Prachi Tehlan has raised the temperature on Instagram with her just too hot to handle latest pool pictures from...

17-Sep-2018 Mumbai

Working towards releasing 'Manto' in Pakistan : Nandita Das

Actress-filmmaker Nandita Das says she is working towards releasing "Manto" in Pakistan soon.Das on Sunday shared the coverage of "Manto" and tweeted: "'Manto' coverage from across the border, we are working towards releasing the film in Pakistan soon!""Manto", co-produced...

17-Sep-2018 Mumbai

Salman Khan proud to introduce Nutan's granddaughter on big screen

Superstar Salman Khan says that he is proud to introduce late actress Nutan's granddaughter and actor Mohnish Bahl's daughter Pranutan in Bollywood.Salman, who has previously launched fresh faces like Sooraj Pancholi, Athiya Shetty, Warina Haussain and his brother-in-law...

17-Sep-2018 Mumbai

Heartening to see audiences loving our short film : Divya Dutta

Guneet Mongas short film, "Plus Minus", crossed over 10 million views in three days and its actress Divya Dutta is happy to see audiences loving it with a big heart.The film titled "Plus Minus" has been directed by Jyoti Kapur Das. It also stars YouTube sensation...

17-Sep-2018 Mumbai

I always wanted to be a Mani Ratnam heroine : Aditi Rao Hydari

Aditi Rao Hydari, who has collaborated with filmmaker Mani Ratnam for the second time, says she always wanted to be a Mani Ratnam heroine.The actress, who started her acting journey in 2006 with the film "Prajapathi", had previously worked with Ratnam in "Kaatru...

17-Sep-2018 Mumbai

Ronit Roy honoured to be part of 'Thugs Of Hindostan'

Actor Ronit Roy will be seen featuring in the upcoming film "Thugs Of Hindostan". He says he is honoured to be a small part of the film."Wow! I am so honoured to be a small part of this magnum opus," Ronit tweeted on Monday morning.The film stars Amitabh Bachchan,...

17-Sep-2018 Los Angeles

Eliza Dushku married Peter Palandjian in August

"True Lies" actress Eliza Dushku revealed that she tied the knot with Peter Palandjian in August.Dushku and Palandjian, the 54-year-old CEO of Intercontinental Real Estate Corporation, got married in a courtyard at the Boston Public Library, reports eonline.com.Sharing...

17-Sep-2018 New Delhi

When Rasika 'betrayed' Nawazuddin Siddiqui

Actress Rasika Dugal says that her "Manto" co-star Nawazuddin Siddiqui felt betrayed as she got paid for working in the forthcoming film.Celebrities like Rishi Kapoor, Gurdas Maan and Javed Akhtar didn't charge a penny for "Manto".Asked if she also worked for...

17-Sep-2018 Mumbai

Rohit Shetty to talk on understanding audience's pulse

Filmmaker Rohit Shetty, who has made commercially successful films like "Singham" and "Chennai Express", will be talking about understanding the pulse of the audience to make mainstream cinema at the Jagran Cinema Summit here on Friday."The Jagran Cinema Summit...

17-Sep-2018 Mumbai

'Iktarfa' a gift for people who love unconditionally : Palash Sen

Band Euphoria's frontman Palash Sen, who is directing a new short film titled "Iktarfa" on the digital platform, says it is a gift to people who love "unconditionally".Talking about his film, Palash said: "'Iktarfa' is a story and a song that has been with...

17-Sep-2018 Mumbai

Kinshuk Vaidya growing hair to play Arjun

Actor Kinshuk Vaidya is growing his hair to play Arjun in the upcoming show "KarnSangini", which is set against the backdrop of the Mahabharat."KarnSangini", a fictional story, is the tale of Karn and his sangini, Uruvi."I am very excited to play the role...

17-Sep-2018 New Delhi

Planning doesn't work in 'Bigg Boss' house : Hiten Tejwani

Actor Hiten Tejwani, who was a part of the 11th season of controversial TV reality show "Bigg Boss", does not believe in the allegations of the show being scripted."'Bigg Boss' is not at all scripted. Though sometimes it seems that fights between the contestants...

16-Sep-2018 Mumbai

Disha Patani has a 'chill buddy'

Actress Disha Patani says at times, it might get stressful to cope with the given pressure and so, she has a chill buddy."As actors, we are constantly under the spotlight. We are prone to crazy work schedules and are constantly scrutinised for our actions. It...

16-Sep-2018 Mumbai

I don't overthink about expectations : Ssharad Malhotra

Actor Ssharad Malhotra, who has joined the cast of the show "Musakaan", says he doesn't overthink about expectations from the audience but continues working to the "fullest of my potential".Popularity also means a lot of responsibilities. How does he cope...

16-Sep-2018 Toronto

To win top TIFF award is surreal : Radhika Madan

Actress Radhika Madan, whose debut film "Mard Ko Dard Nahi Hota", won a top award at the 43rd Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) that concluded here on Sunday, said it was a surreal moment and couldn't have asked for more.The film, which was India's...

16-Sep-2018 Mumbai

Never wanted to be an actor : Arjun Kapoor

Arjun Kapoor, who is currently busy shooting for "India's Most Wanted", says that he never wanted to be an actor and instead wanted to be become a director.Arjun was on Saavn's new podcast "Take 2 with Anupama and Rajeev" along with actor Rajkummar Rao, where...

16-Sep-2018 Mumbai

'Pink' gave me a sense of direction : Taapsee Pannu

Actress Taapsee Pannu says "Pink" not only gave her an audience, but also a sense of direction."Two years of 'Pink'! The movie that not just gave me an audience but a sense of direction. What a journey it has been since then! Grateful. Proud to be the 'Pink'...

16-Sep-2018 Mumbai

Kailash Kher calls Prasoon Joshi 'best human being'

Singer-composer Kailash Kher has praised Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) chief and lyricist Prasoon Joshi, calling him the "best human being".He said that his association with Joshi on the Swachh Bharat anthem was a milestone.Kailash also wished Joshi on...

16-Sep-2018 Los Angeles

Jack Black's tryst with magic

Actor Jack Black had fun learning magic tricks from magician David Kwong for gothic fantasy-based thriller "The House with a Clock In Its Walls".In "The House with a Clock In Its Walls", Black will be seen playing a wizard. To ensure he got the character right,...

15-Sep-2018 New Delhi

There is more to life than Instagram and selfies : Shahid Kapoor

Actor Shahid Kapoor, who is quite active on social media, urged people not to make virtual reality their "everything" as he feels there is more to life than that.In an interactive session of the India Today Mind Rocks Youth Summit 2018 on Saturday here, the...

15-Sep-2018 Mumbai

Sunil Grover is excited to work with Salman Khan

Comedian-actor Sunil Grover says Salman Khan is an inspirational figure, and he is excited to work with the superstar in "Bharat"."I have grown up watching his films. So when the opportunity came my way, I was a little nervous about it because he is a superstar and...

15-Sep-2018 Los Angeles

Kristen Stewart teases modern twist to 'Charlie's Angels' reboot

Actress Kristen Stewart says the upcoming "Charlies Angels" reboot will portray women in a very different light."Watch. I'm going to say all this, and then you are going to be like, 'You guys didn't do that at all'," variety.com quoted Stewart as saying.She...

15-Sep-2018 Mumbai

I always wanted to do something in music : Badshah

Rapper Badshah says he always wanted to enter the music industry, and did engineering only for his parents."I always wanted to do something in music and went for engineering only for my parents. I had performed for the first time on stage for my college festival,"...

15-Sep-2018 Mumbai

Substance of a role matters to me : Yami Gautam

Bollywood actress Yami Gautam, who is playing an advocate in the upcoming film 'Batti Gul Meter Chalu,' says she never thought about the length of her role, but the substance of it and how the film will give her an opportunity to grow as an actress.As the film...

14-Sep-2018 Mumbai

Kriti Sanon wraps up 'Luka Chuppi' shoot

Actress Kriti Sanon has completed shooting for her upcoming romantic comedy film "Luka Chuppi".Kriti on Friday took to Instagram and wrote: "And it's a wrap for me for 'Luka Chuppi'. A fabulous script, a new character and a bunch of lovely, super talented and...

14-Sep-2018 New Delhi

I want to take my last breath on stage : Ankit Tiwari

Singer Ankit Tiwari, who has composed jingles and delivered hit songs for movies like "Aashiqui 2" and "Roy", wishes to take his last breath on a musical stage."I have chosen music as a profession for myself. I have never felt any kind of burden or pressure...

14-Sep-2018 Mumbai

'Mitron': A predictably formulaic love story

There is nothing exceptional about the predictable love story "Mitron", yet the film charms its way into your heart, giving you a pep talk about love marriage versus arranged marriage and the pitfalls of being afraid along with the benefits of being fearless.A...

14-Sep-2018 Mumbai

Shabana Azmi wants to get rid of dependence on mobile phone

Veteran actress Shabana Azmi, who will turn a year older on September 18, says that she wants to get rid of her dependence on the mobile phone.She is currently in Karjat shooting for "The Moghuls", a web series for Hotstar produced by Nikkhil Advani.The Internet...

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