Aug 24

Deepika on Forbes’ list of world’s highest paid actresses

New York: Leading Indian actress Deepika Padukone has made her debut among the world’s top 10 highest paid actresses with earnings of USD 10 million dollars in a list alongside Hollywood heavyweights Oscar-winner Jennifer Lawrence, Julia Roberts and “Friends” star Jennifer Anniston. Padukone, 30, is the only Indian actress and the sole newcomer in Forbes’

Work on ‘Padmavati’ sets in full wing, shoot begins in Sept

Mumbai: Director Sanjay Leela Bhansali has begun work on building a set for his next magnum opus “Padmavati” at Mehboob Studios here, even as official announcement about the cast is still awaited. “The set is being made for ‘Padmavati’. The work started few days ago and it is likely to be completed in another two-three

Hindi film music has become naughtier, more honest: Sachin-Jigar

New Delhi: There was a time when Hindi film lyricists were shy about expressing certain words, sentiments and feelings, but the scenario is changing, say composer duo Sachin Sanghvi and Jigar Saraiya. “Earlier, we (music composers and lyricists at large) couldn’t say a few things in the songs because we were more shy then, or

Indian films bleeding with taxation: Zoya Akhtar

Mumbai: Filmmaker Zoya Akhtar has expressed concern over the heavy taxation on Indian films, which she says is “backbreaking” for producers. The “Dil Dhadakne Do” helmer called upon the government to support the industry. “I think what really needs to happen is that we need to stop getting taxed as much we do, because Hollywood

Priyanka Chopra wishes good luck to friend Usher

Mumbai: Indian actress Priyanka Chopra has congratulated and wished good luck to singer Usher for the forthcoming film “Hands of Stone”. The 34-year-old star on Tuesday took to Instagram, where she shared a photograph of herself with the “Yeah!” hitmaker. In the image, Priyanka, who is sporting a little black dress, is pointing at Usher,

Silly to have advertised my Chevalier award: Kamal Haasan

Chennai: Actor-filmmaker Kamal Haasan, who has been conferred the coveted Chevalier de L’Ordre Arts et Letters (The Knight of the Order of Arts and Letters) by the French government, says it was “silly” of him to have advertised the award. “Indian scholars have received two Chevaliers and don’t advertise it. Between humility and fame, silly

‘Mohenjo Daro’ crosses Rs 100 crore-mark worldwide

Mumbai: Filmmaker Ashutosh Gowariker’s film “Mohenjo Daro”, starring Hrithik Roshan in the lead, has grossed Rs 102.82 crore worldwide in 10 days. Released on August 12, the film marks the debut of Pooja Hegde and is produced by Siddharth Roy Kapur and Sunita Gowariker. In India, the film has grossed Rs 76.5 crore. The film

SRK shares glimpses from film shoot in Prague

Mumbai: Superstar Shah Rukh Khan, who is currently shooting for filmmaker Imtiaz Ali’s “The Ring” in Prague, has shared with his fans some glimpses from the film’s set. Shah Rukh on Sunday night took to Instagram, where he shared a photograph of himself standing in front of a monument holding an orange coloured flag. “Imtiaz

Vivek Oberoi to be trained by Daniel Craig

Mumbai: Actor Vivek Oberoi will be trained by Hollywood star Daniel Craig’s trainer Anthony Pecora for two projects- a web series titled “Khel” and Ram Gopal Varma’s “Rai”. “Vivek has already started training with Anthony rigorously last week and the versatile actor has been working out for two hours daily. It includes weight training, FTX

Kareena to begin shoot for ‘Veere Di Wedding’ in October

Mumbai: Actress Kareena Kapoor Khan says she will begin filming for her upcoming film “Veere Di Wedding” in October. Kareena is expecting her first child with actor Saif Ali Khan and the actress says she will shoot in October for a few days and then resume the work on the film post her delivery in

Thriller, horror has huge market in India: Gaurav Arora

New Delhi: Actor Gaurav Arora, who made his debut in the Hindi film industry with the thriller “Love Games”, is now geared up for the release of “Raaz Reboot”. He says the market is huge for thriller and horror content in India. “I think thriller and horror has a huge market in India. For instance,

Sonu Sood’s ‘2 in 1’ to release on October 7

Mumbai: Actor Sonu Sood’s upcoming home production “2 in 1” is all set to release on October 7. Sonu on Monday took to Twitter, where he shared a photograph of himself along with actress Tamannaah Bhatia and Prabhudheva. “All set for my first home production ‘2 in 1’. Releasing on October 7… Tamannaah, Prabhudheva. Need your

Indian films make $2 bn – but lose $2.7 bn to piracy

New Delhi/Mumbai: India’s film industry, said to be the largest globally with some 1,000 movies produced each year, earns around $2 billion from legitimate sources such as screening at theatres, home videos and TV rights. But with $2.7 billion, piracy earns 35 per cent more, and a way out has proved elusive. Red Chillies Entertainment,

Ssharad appeals fans not to post nasty stuff about ex Divyanka

Mumbai: Actor Ssharad Malhotra has request edhis fans not to “deterr” the image of his former girlfriend Divyanka Tripathi Dahiya after the actress informed him she was being abused by some of his followers. Ssharad and Divyanka met on the sets of TV show “Banoo Main Teri Dulhann” and dated for nine years before calling

Big B hits 22 million followers on Twitter

Mumbai: Megastar Amitabh Bachchan has scored 22 million followers on Twitter, retaining his position of the most followed Indian actor on the micro-blogging site. The 73-year-old actor is ahead of superstars like Shah Rukh Khan (20.8 million), Salman Khan (19 million), Aamir Khan (18.3 million), and Bollywood stars Deepika Padukone and Priyanka Chopra, who have

Wanted an innocent looking guy for ‘A Flying Jatt’: Remo D’Souza

Mumbai: Choreographer-director Remo D’Souza, who is currently busy promoting his film “A Flying Jatt”, says he wanted an innocent looking guy for this film and that is why he roped in Tiger Shroff. “I always wanted Tiger for this film. I spoke to him before ‘Heropanti’ (Tiger’s debut film) and I told him that I

Shah Rukh begins filming imtiaz ali’s next in Prague

London: Superstar Shah Rukh Khan has begunshooting for director Imtiaz Ali’s upcoming love story in the stunning locales of Prague. The film, reportedly titled “The Ring”, marks the first collaboration between the 50-year-old “Fan” star and Imtiaz. Shah Rukh is said to be playing a tourist guide in the movie. The actor posted on Instagram a

‘Dil Se’ clocks 18 years, SRK thanks team

Mumbai: Mouthing a dialogue from his 1998 romantic-thriller, “Dil Se”, superstar Shah Rukh Khan expressed gratitude to the movie’s cast and crew as it completed its 18 years today. Directed by Mani Ratnam, “Dil Se” was a love story set against the backdrop of insurgency in North East. “The one u love the most is

Kareena to do a special song in ‘Golmaal 4’?

Mumbai: Kareena Kapoor Khan is not starring in the fourth instalment of hit comedy franchise “Golmaal” but the actress, who was seen in its previous two parts, might do a special song in “Golmaal 4”, director Rohit Shetty has confirmed. The filmmaker says he didn’t feel it was right to approach Kareena for the lead

Portrayal of homosexuality in Indian films regressive: Batra

New Delhi: Filmmaker Shakun Batra says homosexuality has always received a caricaturish treatment in Bollywood films but he has tried to break the stereotype with “Kapoor & Sons”. Batra’s last directorial venture, starring Fawad Khan, Sidharth Malhotra and Alia Bhatt, had the Pakistani star play a homosexual character. The director says his aim was to