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27-Mar-2017 Mumbai

'Phillauri' mints Rs 15.25 crore in opening weekend

Anushka Sharma, Diljit Dosanjh and Suraj Sharma starrer romantic comedy film "Phillauri" has minted Rs 15.25 crore in its opening weekend at the Indian box office, the makers have said."Phillauri" released on March 24."We are happy that the film has done good...

27-Mar-2017 New Delhi

Want to go worldwide with digital foray : Shilpa Shetty

Actress-entrepreneur Shilpa Shetty says she is very excited about her digital foray as part of which she is promoting health and imparting cooking lessons. She says she wants to take the project forward worldwide."I have just started this whole foray into digital with a...

27-Mar-2017 New Delhi

Fancy words like spin-off don't pull in audiences : Neeraj Pandey

His forthcoming Bollywood production "Naam Shabana" has been promoted extensively as a "spin-off" of his engaging and gripping 2015 directorial "Baby". But filmmaker Neeraj Pandey firmly believes such "fancy words" don't translate to impressive footfalls...

27-Mar-2017 Mumbai

All conjecture on my next directorial venture untrue : Karan Johar

Filmmaker Karan Johar has debunked all rumours about his next directorial venture and said that all "conjectures" are untrue.It was reported Karan is reportedly planning to make a film with superstar Shah Rukh Khan and Ranbir Kapoor.The "Ae Dil Hai Mushkil" helmer...

27-Mar-2017 Mumbai

Shah Rukh has star charisma which I lack : Manoj Bajpayee

Acclaimed actor Manoj Bajpayee thinks Shah Rukh Khan possess a star charisma that he doesn't have."Stars like Shah Rukh Khan have a power over the entire nation. One glimpse of him and people go berserk. It always amazed me how it can happen. It can't be created....

26-Mar-2017 Hyderabad

Don't have ten percent of Rajamouli's gumption : Karan Johar

Filmmaker Karan Johar on Sunday thanked the makers of "Baahubali" for letting him being a small part of the project. He also said he doesn't even have ten percent of director S.S Rajamouli's gumption.Johar, who had acquired the theatrical rights of the Hindi version...

26-Mar-2017 New Delhi

Disha Patani has no plans for her international career

After making her international debut with Jackie Chan-starrer "Kung Fu Yoga", actress Disha Patani says she hasnt chalked down a strategy about her next move, and would like to go with the flow.Asked how she plans to take her international career ahead, Disha...

26-Mar-2017 Mumbai

Show yourself some love girls, suggests Kalki Koechlin

Actress Kalki Koechlin, an avid traveller, considers it important that in between engagements related to work and family, women must take a break from the madness before monotony sets in.Kalki often takes time off and keeps her daily life lively by indulging...

26-Mar-2017 New Delhi

Richa Chadha tight-lipped on book, American mini-series

Actress Richa Chadha is tight-lipped about the buzz that she will soon turn novelist and that she has bagged a role in an American mini-series. She says she prefers to share details on projects when everything is in place.According to reports, Richa has been...

26-Mar-2017 Ludhiana

‘Rabb Da Radio’ will connect your Heart and Soul

'Heart is the God's very own radio; it will always catch the right station.'  Family, love, hatred and faith in God will make your heart take the right decisions. That is the essence of Rabb Da Radio, produced by Manpreet Johal and Vehli Janta Productions...

26-Mar-2017 Mumbai

Proud to witness, be part of new age Indian cinema : Taapsee Pannu

Actress Taapsee Pannu, who will next be seen in the forthcoming movie "Naam Shabana", says she is proud to be part of the changing phase of Indian cinema where women-centric films are becoming a reality."When I entered the film industry, it was going through...

26-Mar-2017 New Delhi

Kate extremely intuitive, emotional : Kate Winslet

Actress Kate Winslet is "an extremely intuitive and emotional person", apart from being a master in her craft, says John Downer, director of documentary "Snow Chick - A Penguins Tale".Winslet has narrated the documentary -- which tells the story of an emperor...

26-Mar-2017 Chennai

Ram Gopal Varma trashes Pawan Kalyan's film, personal life

Ram Gopal Varma has earned the wrath of actor Pawan Kalyan's fans after the filmmaker went on to criticise the star's latest Telugu outing "Katamarayudu", while also targeting his personal life and family.In a series of late-night tweets on Saturday, Varma...

26-Mar-2017 Chennai

Arvind Swami completes shooting for 'Sathuranga Vettai 2'

Actor Arvind Swami on Sunday said he has completed shooting his portion in upcoming Tamil crime thriller "Sathuranga Vettai 2".The film's shooting has been going in Malaysia over the last couple of weeks."The shooting of SV2 is now complete, for me. Thank...

26-Mar-2017

'Katamarayudu' tells why Pawan Kalyan is known as Power Star

They don't call Pawan Kalyan a 'Power Star' for nothing. Right at the start of his rumbustious new film, he stamps his foot angrily to the ground, the way that minister must have when he got pissed off with the flight purser, and a fleet of rugged cars in...

26-Mar-2017 New Delhi

People always want to watch popcorn entertainment : Rajat Kapoor

It is an understatement that mainstream Hindi cinema is eating up the market for independent content, says actor-filmmaker Rajat Kapoor.Rajat, who balances his professional life by working in Bollywood films as well as independent cinema, also pointed out...

26-Mar-2017 Chennai

Sudha changed me as actor : Venkatesh

Venkatesh says working with director Sudha Kongara in forthcoming Telugu sports drama "Guru", which is slated for release on March 31, changed him as an actor.A remake of "Saala Khadoos", the film features Venkatesh as a washed-up boxing coach.Talking about the...

25-Mar-2017 Mumbai

'Golmaal Again' best set I've been on : Parineeti Chopra

Actress Parineeti Chopra says working in Rohit Shetty's "Golmaal Again" is a matter of honour for her."We are having loads of fun shooting 'Golmaal Again'. It is the best set I have ever been on. Rohit and his entire 'Golmaal' gang is just mad. The film is big,...

25-Mar-2017 Mumbai

Feeling beautiful begins with feeling confident : Deepika Padukone

Bollywood actress Deepika Padukone was on Saturday officially announced as a newly appointed global ambassador of beauty brand LOréal Paris, joining the likes of Jane Fonda, Blake Lively, Julianne Moore, Susan Sarandon and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan."I've always believed...

25-Mar-2017 Chennai

Prudent about acting as well as business career : Pranitha Subhash

Actress Pranitha Subhash, who successfully juggles her acting as well as business career, says she is very prudent when it comes to both her professions.On Saturday, she announced the opening of her investment venture Bootlegger, a vintage pub's second 7000...

25-Mar-2017 Mumbai

Espionage genre needs responsible handling : Shivam Nair

Films on intelligence agencies attract the audience for their thrilling content, but the subject needs to be handled responsibly, says Shivam Nair who has helmed the forthcoming movie "Naam Shabana"."Naam Shabana" is a spin-off on "Baby", which told a gripping...

25-Mar-2017 New Delhi

Anil Kapoor is a delight to work with : Neha Sharma

Actress Neha Sharma, who will be seen in a special role in the upcoming film "Mubarakan", says working with veteran actor Anil Kapoor is a delight."Anil Kapoor is a delight to work with. The one thing that I admire most about him is his warmth... He makes it...

25-Mar-2017 Chennai

Actress Shwetha Srivastav flaunts baby bump

Popular Kannada actress Shwetha Srivastav on Saturday flaunted her baby bump and she was proud of it."My curvy bumpy ride. Baby bump," Shwetha tweeted.She also posted a picture in which she appears to be visibly happy.Shwetha is married to Amith Srivastav and...

25-Mar-2017 Mumbai

'Phillauri' mints Rs 4.02 crore on opening day

"Phillauri", a romantic comedy film featuring Anushka Sharma, Diljit Dosanjh and Suraj Sharma, minted Rs 4.02 crore on its opening day.Set in Phillaur, Punjab, the Anshai Lal directorial tells the story of Kanan (Suraj), who is persuaded by his friends and family...

25-Mar-2017 New Delhi

Yogi Adityanath should do 'gas-releasing' asana : Twinkle Khanna

Taking a dig at Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath for his rather off-the-cuff remarks on "women's protection", author-columnist Twinkle Khanna on Friday suggested that he needed to do a yoga 'asana' which eases "releasing gas".At the India Today...

25-Mar-2017 Chennai

Ravi Teja in Telugu remake of 'Bogan'

Director Lakshman on Saturday confirmed that actor Ravi Teja will star in the yet-untitled Telugu remake of his latest Tamil outing "Bogan"."It's true guys. Ravi Teja sir in Telugu remake of Bogan," Lakshman tweeted.Ravi Teja, who is busy wrapping up Telugu film...

25-Mar-2017 Chennai

'Pellichoopulu' Tamil remake titled 'Pon Ondru Kanden'

The Tamil remake of last year's Telugu indie hit "Pellichoopulu" has been titled "Pon Ondru Kanden" and it will star Vishnu Vishal and Tamannaah Bhatia in the lead roles, a source said."The title has been finalised as 'Pon Ondru Kanden'. The shooting will...

24-Mar-2017 Mumbai

Poetry is my statement to life : Gulzar

Noted poet and Bollywood lyricist Gulzar says writing lyrics is his profession, but writing poetry is his statement to life."Lyrics is commissioned work, it is my profession. But poetry is my statement to life. Something that I feel, I know, something that...

24-Mar-2017

'Phillauri': An astutely woven saga

On the face of it, "Phillauri" is the story of a reluctant groom guided by a ghost who helps him overcome his fears about marriage.Set in Punjab, "Phillauri" starts off as a simple story about an NRI Punjabi boy Kanan (Suraj Sharma) who returns to India...

24-Mar-2017 New Delhi

Deepika Padukone not planning to leave Bollywood for Hollywood

Actress Deepika Padukone, who made her debut in Hollywood with "xXx: Return of Xander Cage" this year, says working in the West is an extension of her creativity and talent, adding that she will never forget her roots."I am very well aware of my home and my...

24-Mar-2017 Mumbai

'Badrinath Ki Dulhania' crosses Rs 100 crore mark in India

Actors Alia Bhatt and Varun Dhawan-starrer romantic comedy film "Badrinath Ki Dulhania" has crossed the Rs 100 crore mark at the domestic box office.The Shashank Khaitan directorial, which released on March 10, collected Rs 100.74 crore till Thursday, read...

24-Mar-2017 New Delhi

Hoping to get back to 'Padmavati' set soon : Shahid Kapoor

Actor Shahid Kapoor says he is looking forward to begin work soon on Sanjay Leela Bhansali's "Padmavati", the sets of which were vandalised twice by fringe elements opposing the film's content."I am hoping to get back on set. And I am hoping that people will...

24-Mar-2017 Chennai

Hamsa Nandini's special cameo in NTR's next film

Actress Hamsa Nandini, most known for her appearances in item songs, has landed a cameo in the upcoming yet-untitled Telugu outing starring Jr. NTR, a source said."Hamsa will be seen playing a supporting character. Although it will be a cameo, the role has some...

24-Mar-2017 Chennai

3 Tamil films to be screened at New York film fest

Three unreleased Tamil films "Merku Thodarchi Maalai", "Oru Kidayin Karunai Mani" and "Sigai" will be screened at the 17th edition of New York Indian Film Festival.The fest will take place from April 30 to May 7.Viewfinder (VFC), an independent film consulting...

24-Mar-2017 New Delhi

Time I spent on the Ganges will stay with me forever : Morgan Freeman

Morgan Freeman, who was on a working trip to India last year, terms his experience of being in the country "settling". The Oscar-winning screen legend says memories of the time he spent on the Ganges will forever remain with him."I was fascinated by India....

24-Mar-2017 Mumbai

Darshan sought psychologist's help for 'Mirza Juuliet' role

Actor Darshan Kumar, whose next release is "Mirza Juuliet", says he needed to speak to a psychologist to get into the mind of his character in the movie.Talking about it, he said in a statement: "Mirza is a complex character, he has been through a lot very...

23-Mar-2017 Mumbai

Received support from Mumbai Police to shoot 'Daddy': Arjun Rampal

National Award winning actor-producer Arjun Rampal, whose forthcoming film 'Daddy' is based on gangster turned politician Arun Gawli, says Mumbai Police was quite supportive during the film's shooting.However, the actor is little worried about the certification...

23-Mar-2017 Mumbai

Star kids are always under scrutiny : Madhuri Dixit

Actress Madhuri Dixit-Nene, who doesn't belong to a filmy background, feels that star kids are always under scrutiny."It is a little difficult to be an outsider... to come into the industry and make a name for yourself. But I think even for the star kids, it's...

23-Mar-2017 Mumbai

Shraddha Kapoor was juggling between 'two worlds'

Actress Shraddha Kapoor, who was shooting for two films -- "Haseena: The Queen of Mumbai" and "Half Girlfriend" -- says it was difficult for her to juggle between the two characters.She was shooting for the biopic "Haseena..." where she is essaying the role...

23-Mar-2017

'Life': Suspenseful and thrilling

A fantasy sci-fiction, "Life", is a simple, engaging outer-space horror thriller that occasionally shows sparks of brilliance in an otherwise ordinary fare.In many ways it is similar to the 1979 released "Alien". Director Daniel Espinosa's film is the...

23-Mar-2017 New Delhi

Stopped drinking by first acknowledging I had a problem : Pooja Bhatt

Actor-filmmaker Pooja Bhatt, who quit drinking on Christmas last year, says that a person can quit drinking by first acknowledging that there is a drinking problem.Present at 'Closeted conversations... Let's start Talking Again', a conference here for woman change-makers,...

23-Mar-2017 Mumbai

Censorship pointless in the age of internet : Anurag Kashyap

Bollywood director Anurag Kashyap believes that in a world exposed to the internet, censorship doesn't hold any meaning."To have some kind of censorship in the age of YouTube and Internet is pointless. It's not even what I think is right or wrong. What are you...

23-Mar-2017 Chennai

Excited about Bollywood debut, says Gautham Kurup

Actor Gautham Kurup, best known for his work in southern films such as "Thuppakki" and "Kandahar", plays a negative role in his Bollywood debut "Bhanwarey" and he is excited about it.Talking about the film, a sex comedy about premature ejaculation, Gautham...

23-Mar-2017 Chennai

Talks on for 'Appatlo Okadundevadu' Hindi remake : Sagar Chandra

Director Sagar Chandra says talks have been initiated for the Hindi remake of his last year's critically-acclaimed Telugu hit "Appatlo Okadundevadu"."I don't know for certain if the film will be remade in Hindi, but talks have been initiated. If things materialise,...

23-Mar-2017 Mumbai

Anushka, Diljit keep believing in the impossible : Shah Rukh Khan

Superstar Shah Rukh Khan has praised the forthcoming film "Phillauri" and has asked actors Anushka Sharma and Diljit Dosanjh "to keep believing in the impossible".Shah Rukh on Wednesday night took to Twitter to praise the cast, crew and the film. "'Phillauri'...

23-Mar-2017 New Delhi

India ashamed of sexuality, physicality : Radhika Apte

Actress Radhika Apte, who has often been under the scanner for her "bold" approach in her films, says anything remotely associated with human body can turn out to be a problem in India -- a country that is "very ashamed of sexuality and physicality".Sex and...

23-Mar-2017 Alwar (Rajasthan)

I'm a survivor : Neha Dhupia

It has been over a decade since she made her foray into Bollywood after winning the Miss India crown in 2002. Neha Dhupia looks at her journey in awe and says she feels like a "survivor".Neha, who is currently seen as a gang leader in "MTV Roadies Rising",...

23-Mar-2017 New Delhi

Nobody will back you if you're not talented : 'Phillauri' director

Anshai Lal, who is making his directorial debut with Anushka Sharma production's "Phillauri", says the film industry has been very kind to him. Citing examples of names like Maneesh Sharma and Shashank Khaitan, who have created a mark with their talent, he...

23-Mar-2017 Chennai

My support is for no one : Rajinikanth

Superstar Rajinikanth on Thursday said he has no plans to extend support to any party in the forthcoming crucial RK Nagar bypoll here."My support is for no one in the coming elections," Rajinikanth tweeted.Earlier this week, when popular composer and BJP candidate...

22-Mar-2017 Mumbai

Akshay Kumar has many similarities with my father : Bhushan Kumar

Producer Bhushan Kumar says Akshay Kumar is the best choice to play the role of his late father Gulshan Kumar because both have many similarities.At the song launch of Sonakshi Sinha's upcoming movie 'Noor' on Wednesday he said: "Akshay is the apt choice for...

22-Mar-2017 Chennai

Dhanush has reintroduced me as hero : Raj Kiran

Veteran actor Raj Kiran, who plays the lead in upcoming Tamil drama "Power Paandi", said on Wednesday that he is happy to be reintroduced as hero.Talking to reporters here, Raj Kiran said: "After 27 years, Dhanush has reintroduced me as hero. I'm thankful to...

22-Mar-2017 Mumbai

Salman Khan has always stood by me as friend : Raveena Tandon

Actress Raveena Tandon says superstar Salman Khan -- opposite whom she made her film debut with the 1991 entertainer "Patthar Ke Phool" -- has always stood by her in times of need when others turned their back.During an appearance on Zee Classic's "My Life My...

22-Mar-2017 Mumbai

Lara Dutta to play single NRI mother in new film

Actress Lara Dutta Bhupathi in her second film production is set to portray the emotional journey of a single mother.For the yet untitled film, Lara is reuniting with Vinay Pathak who had also featured in her banner Bheegi Basanti Entertainment's debut movie...

22-Mar-2017 Mumbai

Can't watch a film like an audience anymore : Suraj Sharma

Indian actor Suraj Sharma, who came into the limelight for his role in Ang Lee's "Life of Pi", says that being a student of films, he cannot watch any film like an audience anymore.The actor is excited about his debut Bollywood film "Phillauri", featuring Anushka...

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