Oct 01

Unknown person files IT return in Kareena Kapoor’s name

Mumbai: Bollywood actress Kareena Kapoor has approached the police alleging that someone has filed the income tax return for the financial year 2015-16 in her name online without her knowledge. Police have registered a case of ‘identity theft’ under the Information Technology Act and are probing further. “Kareena’s chartered accountant Pradeep Thakkar lodged a complaint

Abhijeet Bhattacharya accuses Salman of supporting terrorism

Mumbai: Bollywood playback singer Abhijeet Bhattacharya has criticized superstar Salman Khan for questioning the campaign against Pakistani artistes working in India. He also accused the actor of being “ashamed to show loyalty to India” and supporting terrorism. Bhattacharya’s comments have emerged a day after Salman expressed his views about the “ultimatum” issued by Maharashtra Navnirman

Broadcasting of Indian Television Channels ban in Pakistan

New Delhi: Broadcasting of all Indian Television channels ban in Pakistan on Saturday. According to the information, the ban has been made against an action taken by Indian Motion Picture Producers Association (IMPPA) on Thursday banning Pakistani actors and technicians to work in India till the conditions between India and Pakistan becomes normal. Pakistan Electronic Media

Bollywood is over-credited for words of wisdom: Vikas Bahl

New Delhi: If they keep quiet, they are criticised. If they talk, their words storm a controversy. Filmmaker Vikas Bahl wonders why Bollywood celebrities really have to comment on everything. Amidst the ongoing clamour around the cross-border tension between India and Pakistan spilling into the entertainment world, some Indian outfits have imposed a ban on

Relative files complaint against actor Nawazuddin

Lucknow: The wife of Nawazuddin Siddiqui’s younger brother has filed a police complaint against the Bollywood actor and his parents in Muzaffarnagar, alleging torture, an official said on Saturday. The woman has made serious charges on the film actor, saying he kicked her in the stomach when she was three months pregnant. In a complaint

Vikram Bhatt’s daughter Krishna plans to turn director

Mumbai: Filmmaker Vikram Bhatt’s daughter Krishna, who has assisted him on a few projects, aspires to be a director herself. “My daughter is not getting into acting. She is very much part of my company and she is working with me creatively. She wants to be a director, that’s what she says. Let’s see though.

Suriya spellbound by Sushant’s performance as MS Dhoni

Chennai: Tamil film star Suriya, who thoroughly enjoyed watching “M.S. Dhoni: The Untold Story”, has described Sushant Singh Rajput’s performance as the celebrated cricketer as truly spellbinding. “Just saw ‘M.S. Dhoni: The Untold Story’. Sushant or Dhoni; who actually are you? Spellbound by your performance,” Suriya wrote on his Twitter page. Directed by Neeraj Pandey,

Raashi excited about her foray into Tamil filmdom

Chennai: Actress Raashi Khanna, who has signed two Tamil films in quick succession, says she is quite excited about the projects she is associated with and is looking forward to make the best out of the opportunities. “I’ve always been interested in Tamil cinema. I feel as an industry they make content-rich films and I’m

We are living in hard times: Ranbir Kapoor

Mumbai: Actor Ranbir Kapoor hopes the youth of the country is not “swept away” by the violence that is happening around and continue to steer away from any bitterness. “I don’t want to sound preachy and like a ‘healer talker’ but we are living in some hard times right now. I hope that you guys

‘Masterminds’ to release in India in October

New Delhi: Zach Galifianak is and Owen Wilson starrer “Masterminds”, a slapstick comedy based on a historic 1997 bank heist, will be releasing in India on October 14. The announcement was made via a statement from B4U Relativity, which is distributing the movie. Sunil Shah, Head of Film Division – B4U Relativity, is happy about

IMPPA member resigns post Pakistani artists ban

New Delhi: The Indian Motion Picture Producers Association (IMPPA) had passed a resolution which bans Pakistani actors and technicians from working in India till the relations between the two nations return to normalcy. The decision came in wake of the recent Uri attack in Jammu & Kashmir by Pakistani-based terrorists. Unhappy with the decision to

Pakistani artists not terrorists: Salman Khan

New Delhi:  Bollywood superstar Salman Khan says artistes from Pakistan should not be treated like terrorists and art and terrorism should not be mixed. The Indian Motion Picture Producers Association passed a resolution yesterday to ban Pakistani actors from the industry in the wake of the Uri attack. The resolution came after Indian Army announced

Vidya Balan’s ‘Begum Jaan’ to release in January 2017

Mumbai: Actress Vidya Balan starrer “Begum Jaan”, about the trauma faced by displaced women in a brothel during the Partition era, will hit the screens on January 6, 2017. Produced by Play Entertainment, the film is helmed by National Award winner Srijit Mukherji, who is making his directorial debut in Bollywood. Milind Dabke, Head, Play

Prem Chopra to get Lifetime Achievement award at Jagran Fest

Mumbai: Bollywood veteran Prem Chopra will be honored today with the Lifetime Achievement award at the ongoing 7th Jagran Film Festival here. The 81-year-old actor has played several memorable characters and has managed to have a lasting impression on the minds of people, with his menacing and villainous performances. Some of his notable films include

Artistes, art must speak up against societal prejudice: Tannishtha

Mumbai: Actress Tannishtha Chatterjee, who is in news for slamming the “Comedy Night Bachao” team for accusing her of publicity-mongering with her anguish on being mocked at for her dark skin tone, says she hopes her reaction begins a movement against skin-tone racism. Excerpts from the interview. Q. You have caused a global furore by

‘Craze for Dhoni biopic more than any sportsman-based film’

Mumbai: The craze for Neeraj Pandey’s “M.S. Dhoni: The Untold Story”, a biopic on India’s best known cricket captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni, is much more than any film based on any sportsman in the past, and this might help to break the biopic jinx at the box office, says a trade analyst. “Dhoni enjoys a

Pakistani cinemas stop screening of Indian films

Karachi: Pakistan’s theatre owners have decided to withdraw and ban screening of Indian movies until bilateral tensions between the two countries subside. However, the Pakistani government has not yet issued an official directive in this regard. The decision emerged on Thursday after the Indian Motion Picture Producers’ Association (IMPPA) announced that it was imposing a

Don’t mess with Indian Army: Celebs hail soldiers

  Mumbai: Bollywood celebrities like Amitabh Bachchan, Shah Rukh Khan and Anupam Kher have hailed the Indian Army, who recently conducted surgical strikes on terror camps along the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir. As many as 19 Indian soldiers were killed in the September 18 Uri attack. On Wednesday night, Indian Special

John denies reports of slapping a fan

Mumbai: Actor John Abraham has refuted reports that he slapped a fan during a film promotion event here. There were reports that yesterday John allegedly slapped a fan after the latter tried to grab his arm and pulled him for a selfie. Also, apparently a photographer from the media had set his camera up for

Directors trust me because I am a curious actor: Sushant

New Delhi: From Dibakar Banerjee, Rajkumar Hirani to now Neeraj Pandey, Sushant Singh Rajput’s filmography boasts of directors every actor yearns to work with and he feels his commitment for his job is what attracts these filmmakers towards him. After a successful TV career, Sushant made his big screen debut with Abhishek Kapoor’s “Kai Po