Nov 15

Don’t want to restrict to performance-oriented roles: Alia

Mumbai:  Actress Alia Bhatt has taken superstar Shah Rukh Khan’s advice seriously that she should move beyond performance-oriented roles. SRK and Alia recently appeared on “Koffee with Karan” TV show together where the 51-year-old said that the young actress is “too good, too soon”. Shah Rukh, who has worked with Alia in Gauri Shinde’s upcoming

Anupam Kher meets Madhya Pradesh CM

Mumbai: Veteran actor Anupam Kher met Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Chouhan and discussed the happenings in the country. Anupam on Monday evening shared a photograph of himself with Chouhan from his office. “Thank you CM Shivraj Chouhanji for your love, warmth and hospitality. It was so wonderful to listen to your thoughts on our

Hope ‘Kahaani 2’ will do well for me: Arjun Rampal

Mumbai:  Actor Arjun Rampal says “Kahaani 2″is a big film for him and he hopes it does well for his career. In the Sujoy Ghosh directed sequel, actress Vidya Balan is back as Vidya Bagchi alias Durga Rani Singh, while Arjun, who plays a cop, is a new entrant. “I have been away for a

When Alia was caught sleeping in school washroom!

Mumbai: Actress Alia Bhatt has revealed that she was once punished in school for sleeping inside the washroom. The 23-year-old actress says she had the habit of sleeping in school and had to face a punishment when she was caught. “I was given a punishment to clean the desk for one week. What I did

Amitabh roots Narmada river's cleanliness campaign
On Children’s Day, film celebs hope for better nation for kids

Mumbai: On the occasion of Children’s Day on Monday, Indian film celebrities like Amitabh Bachchan, Shabana Azmi and Mohanlal have wished for a better future for the children of the nation. Children’s Day is celebrated on the first Indian Prime Minister Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru’s birth anniversary on November 14. Here’s what the celebrities had to

‘Befikre’ to premiere at Dubai film fest

Dubai: Aditya Chopra’s directorial “Befikre” will have its world premiere at the 13th edition of the Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF) next month. The Ranveer Singh and Vaani Kapoor starrer romantic comedy, will premiere here on December 8. Shot widely in Paris, “Befikre” is a progressive, fresh interpretation of love as viewed in the 21st

Priyanka Chopra’s ‘Ventilator’ might be remade in other languages

Mumbai: Priyanka Chopra’s Marathi production “Ventilator”, which has garnered a positive response at the box office, might be remade in different languages, says director Rajesh Mapuskar. Mapuskar told IANS: “I am so glad that the film has been received so well. It’s a universal film and that’s why it connected so well with the audience.

My thoughts, prayers with New Zealand people: Sidharth Malhotra

Wellington: Actor Sidharth Malhotra, who is currently in New Zealand as a brand ambassador of Tourism New Zealand, shared his prayers with all those who suffered damage after an earthquake measuring 7.8 on the Richter scale rocked New Zealand’s South Island on Sunday. “Waking up to the news of the earthquakes overnight here in New

Short films bring out unexplored topics: Sonu Nigam

Mumbai: Singer Sonu Nigam, who has sung a song in the short film “Raakh”, says short films present many unexplored topics. “Short films bring out many unexplored topics. I have sung a song in this film (‘Raakh’) which was liked by people. I am happy that the music is being appreciated,” Sonu said at the

Awards don’t define a person’s acting talent: Taapsee

Mumbai: Actress Taapsee Pannu says awards don’t define acting talent of a person. Taapsee won the title of Rising star of the Year at the Lux Golden Rose Awards here on Saturday. How did the “Pink” actress feel after winning the award? Taapsee said in a statement: “Awards definitely don’t define acting talent of a

Whatever I do, I do to the extreme: Hrithik Roshan

Mumbai: Actor Hrithik Roshan says whatever he does, he does it in the best possible way. The actor, who was present at the launch of Ananya Birla’s debut song launch “Livin’ the life”, said here: “I party very hard when it is time to party. I work very hard when it is time to work.

You will know soon: Deepika on her project with Majid Majidi

Mumbai:  Deepika Padukone’s pictures in adeglam look with acclaimed Iranian filmmaker Majid Majidi are breaking the internet and the actress says the details about the same will be revealed soon. Deepika went almost unrecognised in the salwar kurta sans make-up avatar, and the pictures sparked the rumours that she is collaborating with Majidi for his

Govt’s demonetisation move an utter disaster: Dadlani

Mumbai:  In the wake of Centre’s move todemonetise Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 notes and subsequent problems faced by public, Bollywood music composer Vishal Dadlani has criticised the government for poorly implementing the policy. In a series of tweets, the 43-year-old musician has lashed out at the BJP led-government, saying the demonetisation plan is a

Shahid, Deepika, Kareena hail currency demonetisation

Mumbai:  Bollywood stars Shahid Kapoor,Deepika Padukone, Kareena Kapoor Khan and Taapse Pannu have welcomed the government’s move to scrap Rs 500 and 1000 notes. Shahid said it was an extremely important and bold step taken by the government. “If we have to eliminate corruption, when it is so much, it is necessary to take a

Katrina heaps praises on Shah Rukh Khan

Mumbai:  Actress Katrina Kaif is all praise for Shah Rukh Khan, with whom she recently shot for a soap advert, and says only the superstar could pull it off. “It’s a hot concept to pull up and I think only Shah Rukh Khan could it. He has that flair and he is comfortable with women.

Want to keep my children away from over exposure: Raveena

Mumbai: Actress Raveena Tandon says she decided to keep her children away from paparazzi as she feels they are too young to come in the limelight. Raveena married film distributor Anil Thadani in 2004 and they have two children — daughter named Rasha and son Ranbirvardhan. “My kids are small to think about films and

‘Padmavati’ is going to be extremely difficult: Deepika

Mumbai: Actress Deepika Padukone says she is excited for Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s magnum-opus “Padmavati”, and feels it is going to be one of the most challenging experiences of her career. Deepika plays Queen Padmavati in the film, which also stars Ranveer Singh and Shahid Kapoor in lead roles. “I don’t feel I have completed nine

Hrithik Roshan stays mum on demonetisation

Mumbai:  Actor Hirhik Roshan does not wantto plunge into the debate over scrapping of Rs 500 and Rs 1000 notes, even as the biggest names in the film industry have come forward to praise the government’s decision. Megastar Amitabh Bachchan, Shah Rukh Khan and Karan Johar have lauded PM Narendra Modi for doing away with

Vidya Balan would love to portray Meena Kumari, Indira Gandhi

Mumbai: Actress Vidya Balan says that she would love to portray late actress Meena Kumari, former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi and vocalist M. S. Subbulakshmi if their biopics are made. “I would love to do a biopic on Meena kumari. I was offered the film in the past immediately after ‘Dirty picture’, but its sad,

Javed Akhtar pens new Parle-G campaign
Triple talaq should be abolished: Javed Akhtar

New Delhi: Noted lyricist-poet Javed Akhtar on Saturday said that there should be an immediate ban on the practice of triple talaq but uniform civil code should be implemented only after proper discussion. When asked about his opinion on the topic that has been in the headlines, Akhtar said he has been vocal against the