Nov 12

A train ride to picturesque location: Sidharth’s New Zealand diaries continue

Christchurch: Actor Sidharth Malhotra is making the most of his New Zealand trip. The recent addition to his adventurous TranzAlpine train journey, where he not only enjoyed the beautiful landscapes from the farmlands of the Canterbury Plains to the mighty Southern Alps, but also took some driving tips from the driver. The 31-year-old, who is

People not watching ‘Rock On 2’ as their priorities are different: Sidhwani

Mumbai: “Rock On 2” producer Ritesh Sidhwani says it is disappointing that the film’s box office collection got affected due to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s decision to demonetize Rs 1,000 and Rs 500 notes. He says after the announcement priorities of the people have changed. “Of course, it is disappointing. There was collateral damage to

We should not see demonetisation’s short term impact: Aamir Khan

Mumbai: Actor Aamir Khan has supported Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s decision to demonetise Rs 1,000 and Rs 500 notes. He says the country’s interest comes before anything including the release of his film “Dangal”. Asked if the decision might impact “Dangal” release, Aamir said: “It is more important to agree with what is good for

Protest against 'Padmavati' shooting among Jaipur
‘Padmavati’ to release next November

  Mumbai:  Actor Ranveer Singh, known for his quirky streak, announced the release date of his upcoming film “Padmavati” in Roman style. The actor shared the release date in Roman numerals. The Sanjay Leela Bhansali film, which also stars Deepika Padukone and Shahid Kapoor, will hit the screens on November 17 next year. Ranveer will

Shilpa Shetty discusses her new book at Sharjah book fair

Dubai:  Fans of Bollywood packed into Sharjah International Book Fair (SIBF)’s Intellectual Hall to see actress Shilpa Shetty discuss her new diet and nutrition book, “The Great Indian Diet” which she formally launched for the UAE market at the event. The star was a special guest at the 35th anniversary edition of the fair, which

It’s a great time to take risks in Bollywood: Sonakshi Sinha

New Delhi: Sonakshi Sinha, who feels the lines of gender divide in Bollywood are fast fading, says this is a great time for female actors to take risks with new characters and stories. From Sonakshi — who was recently seen in an action avatar in “Akira” — to Alia Bhatt, Shraddha Kapoor, Deepika Padukone to

Shah Rukh is always open to opinions: Alia Bhatt

New Delhi: Shah Rukh Khan may be one of the biggest stars in Bollywood but his “Dear Zindagi” co-star Alia Bhatt says the actor is always open to suggestions even if it comes from a junior. The 23-year-old actress says the biggest advantage of working with Shah Rukh is that he easily understands if somebody

We think India only lives in metropolitan cities: Anupam Kher

New Delhi: Veteran actor Anupam Kher says there is a wide-spread misconception that India is all about metropolitan cities. “We think India only lives in metropolitan cities. India is in smaller places, towns and villages,” Anupam told IANS over phone. The actor — who will perform his popular monologue “Kuchhh Bhi Ho Sakta Hai” at

My approach to roles changed with ‘Akira’: Sonakshi

Mumbai: Actress Sonakshi Sinha, who is gearing up for the release of her forthcoming film “Force 2”, says her approach to roles has changed for the better when she did an action-packed drama like “Akira”. “My approach towards my roles changed with ‘Akira’. Since then I feel I have got it right and know the

‘Commando2’ to release on January 6, 2017

Mumbai: “Commando 2”, starring action star Vidyut Jammwal in lead role, will hit the theaters on January 6, 2017. Vidyut took to Twitter to announce the release date of the film, which is a sequel to 2013 movie. “#Commando2 releasing on 6th January 2017,” the 35-year-old actor tweeted. The movie stars actress Adah Sharma as

Big B wishes Hollywood star Leonardo Di Caprio on his birthday

Mumbai: Megastar Amitabh Bachchan gave hisbest wishes to Oscar-winning actor Leonardo Di Caprio as he turned 42 on Friday. Bachchan, 74, who marked his Hollwyood debut with Di Caprio-starrer “The Great Gatsby”, wished his co-star, “Happy Birthday” on Twitter and called him a “gentleman”. “Happy birthday Leonardo Di Caprio for the 11th… Colleague in ‘GATSBY’,

SC to hear Rajasthan plea against Salman Khan

  New Delhi:  The Supreme Court on Friday agreed to hear the Rajasthan government’s plea challenging the acquittal of Bollywood star Salman Khan in two 18-year-old chinkara poaching cases by the state High Court. Admitting the plea, the bench of Justice A.K. Sikri and R. Banumathi also expedited the hearing. The Rajasthan government has challenged

‘Rock On 2’: A rocking sequel (Review)

Film: “Rock On 2”; Director: Shujaat Saudagar; Cast: Farhan Akhtar, Shradha Kapoor, Arjun Rampal, Purab Kohli, Shashank Arora, Prachi Desai and Kumud Mishra; Rating: ****1/2 There is a life-defining sequence in the early part of this stylishly-cut film where the excellent Shashank Arora, playing a young struggling musician — a sarod player in this day

Never a challenge to work with new actors: Riteish Deshmukh

Mumbai: Actor Riteish Deshmukh, who has been a part of the Indian entertainment industry for over a decade, says he finds it interesting to work with the younger lot of actors.He never even considered it a challenge. “It is never a challenge working with new actors, but it is definitely interesting. When I share the

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Aamir Khan wishes luck to ‘Rock On 2’ team

Mumbai: Superstar Aamir Khan has wished good luck to the team of “Rock On 2”, and says he has been hearing good things about the film. Aamir also wished the film’s director Shujaat Saudagar for his maiden directorial venture, which released on Friday. “All the best Shujaat for your first directorial venture. I’ve heard only

John Abraham’s Marathi production to go on floors in March

  Mumbai: Actor John Abraham says he might start his first Marathi film production by March next year. Present at the trailer launch of Marathi film “Fugay” (Baloons) here on Wednesday, John congratulated director Swapna Waghmare Joshi, and said: “It’s a fantastic trailer. According to me, this film will do a great business. I am

Once audiences decide to watch a film, nothing can stop them: Farhan

Mumbai:Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s move to demonetise high value currency notes will not have any effect on the release of “Rock On 2”, says actor-filmmaker Farhan Akhtar who feels nothing can stop the audiences from coming to theatres once they decide that a film needs to be watched. Farhan, who plays one of the leads

Deepika, Alia are fantastic actors, says Shahid Kapoor

  Mumbai:  Actor Shahid Kapoor says actresses Deepika Padukone and Alia Bhatt are absolutely outstanding in their achievements as well as their performances. “There are so many actresses over the years who’ve been absolutely outstanding in their achievements, in their performances. Maybe Nargisji, Madhubala, Madhuri Dixit, Kajol — or among the contemporaries, people like Deepika,

'Padmavati' album, treat among fans: Shreya Ghoshal
Privileged to be singing for the cinema of South India: Shreya

Mumbai: Bollywood playback singer Shreya Ghoshal says she is honoured to be a part of the South Indian film industry as well. The 32-year-old singer, who has won nine Filmfare Awards South for her songs in Telugu, Kannada, Tamil and Malayalam languages, says she gets utmost pleasure singing for the cinema of South. “I get

SRK lauds PM Modi to abolish Rs 500, Rs 1000 currency

Mumbai:  Superstar Shah Rukh Khan has laudedPrime Minister Narendra Modi’s decision to abolish Rs 500 and Rs 1000 currency in war against black money. Celebrities like Rajinikanth, Amitabh Bachchan, Karan Johar and Anurag Kashyap have also backed the move. Shah Rukh, 51, also took to Twitter to hail the step taken by the PM, calling