Aug 17

A.R. Rahman honoured with Tamil Ratna Award

New York: Oscar-winning music maestro A.R. Rahman has been honoured by the America Tamil Sangam with its Tamil Ratna Award. Presenting the award after Rahman’s concert at the United Nations General Assembly chamber on Monday, Sangam president Prakash Swamy said the double Oscar and double Grammy winner is “an embodiment of peace, humility and charity”.

More confident of my acting today, says Jacqueline

Mumbai:  She made her big screen debut sevenyears ago and Jacqueline Fernandez says she is a much more confident actress today and feels ready to take up challenging roles. The actress first appeared in Sujoy Ghosh’s fantasy drama “Aladin” before bagging her breakthrough role in Mohit Suri’s psychological thriller “Murder 2”. “I am a more

Aamir Khan ready to back film on surrogacy

Mumbai:  Actor-filmmaker Aamir Khan, whose youngest son was born through surrogacy using the IVF (in-vitro fertilization) technique, says that a film on the topic of the medical procedure can be made. He is also ready to back such a film provided the script is feasible. At the launch of a new fertility wing of Jaslok

Arijit Singh to judge music reality TV show

Mumbai:  Singer Arijit Singh, who started his journey in the music industry from a reality TV show, will be back on the small screen to judge a music reality show – “Raw Star”. Arijit, who has made a lasting impact in the industry by rendering songs like “Tum hi ho”, “Soch na sake”, “Kabhi jo

Ritesh Sidhwani has no acting plans

New Delhi:  At a time when several names who have worked behind the scenes in films are facing the camera too, producer Ritesh Sidhwani of Excel Entertainment says he does not harbour any feeling to try his hand at acting. “Will I ever act? No, I don’t think so. Right now I don’t feel like

‘A Flying Jatt’ team to pay tribute to Bhagat Singh

New Delhi: The star cast of the upcoming superhero film “A Flying Jatt” will pay tribute to freedom fighter Bhagat Singh. Actors Tiger Shroff, Jacqueline Fernandez and Hollywood talent Nathan Jones, apart from director Remo D’souza, will pay their tributes to Bhagat Singh on Saturday, Sadbhavana Diwas, at the Yamuna Sports Complex here. The event,

Not sued Prakash Jha: Anurag Kashyap

Mumbai: Filmmaker Anurag Kashyap has shot down rumours that he has sued director Prakash Jha. “Well I have not sued Prakash Jha, so stop creating a headline to get your clicks,” Kashyap tweeted on Tuesday. It was earlier reported that Jha and his production house were sued for Rs 1 crore by Kashyap’s Phantom Films over

Approach towards career will change post ‘Chuttalabbayi’: Aadi

Chennai: Actor Aadi, who awaits the release of forth coming Telugu entertainer “Chuttalabbayi”, says his approach towards his career and selection of scripts is set to undergo a drastic transformation. “Post ‘Chuttalabbayi’, my approach towards career will be very different. Audiences will see a different Aadi in the coming months and if the process requires transformation,

No disagreement with Gautami over costumes, Shruti’s spokesperson

Chennai: Actress Shruti Haasan’s spokesperson has denied that she apparently had a disagreement with actress-stylist Gautami Tadimalla over the costumes for upcoming Kamal Haasan-starrer trilingual comedy “Sabash Naidu”. Gautami is a stylist on the project. “Her role in her father’s film is that of a young, feisty gal who’s grown up in Los Angeles, who

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Money also important along with medals: Akshay Kumar

Mumbai: Superstar Akshay Kumar says that honouring winners of competitions like Olympics with just medals is not enough, and that providing them financial rewards also are a more important and practical practice.”Winning a certificate or a medal is a very big achievement, but don’t you think receiving money is more practical? because I see that

Social media trolls upsets family: Neil Nitin Mukesh

New Delhi: Actor Neil Nitin Mukesh, who has been a victim of social media trolls several times, says while the negative comments do not bother him, his family sometimes gets upset over them. Neil has been criticised on social media several times with users taking a dig at his acting skills, and making fun of his

Adnan Sami happy to celebrate birthday as Indian

Mumbai:Singer Adnan Sami, formerly a Pakistani, says he is elated to celebrate his birthday – which falls on August 15, India’s Independence Day – as an Indian citizen for the first time. Sami was born in Britain and held Canadian citizenship too, received his certificate of Indian citizenship earlier this year. He tweeted: “Feeling proud

Having six pack abs limits you as actor: Nawazuddin Siddiqui

Melbourne: Many Bollywood stars might obsess over achieving six-pack abs but Nawazuddin Siddiqui prefers his lean body structure as he feels it allows him to do variety of roles. When asked about the physique-conscious Bollywod, Siddiqui in a Q&A here said, “I think six-pack (abs) body limits you as an actor. I can do a variety of roles as

Tiger Shroff to star in ‘Student of the Year 2’

Mumbai: Filmmaker Karan Johar on Monday announced sequel of the 2012 film “Student of the year” (SOTY) with actor Tiger Shroff as the male lead. Karan took to Twitter to confirm the news that was doing the rounds about Tiger being roped in for “Student of the Year 2”. He posted: “It’s official…Directed by Punit

Rajinikanth to start shooting for ‘2.o’ this month

Chennai:Superstar Rajinikanth, who was out of action for nearly two months, will be back on the sets of upcoming Tamil sci-fi action drama “2.o” later this month. “Rajinikanth sir is fully fit and he plans to join the sets later this month. The producers had a courtesy meeting with him at his residence over the

Big B hopes India is free from rape

Mumbai: For Independence Day, megastar Amitabh Bachchan, who campaigns for various social causes, has expressed hope that India be free of the evil of rape. “Independence Day 15th August pledge… May India be independent from rape… Bharat aazad ho rape se,” tweeted the 73-year-old, who even shared the poster of his upcoming thriller “Pink”. The

Azaad’ salutes tricolour, but does nothing for cinema

Mumbai:This Independence Day, actor Chandan Roy Sanyal turns director with a short film entitled “Azaad”. But is it enough to make a well-intended patriotic pitch through a film? If flag-waving nationalism is the flavour you fancy on August 15, “Azaad ” does it right for you. Chandan, a talented actor yet to get his due,

Nawazuddin, Sonam, Fawad win top honours in Melbourne

Melbourne: Actors like Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Sonam Kapoor and Fawad Khan received top honours at the Indian Film Festival of Melbourne (IFFM) 2016 here. The awards night, held at the iconic Melbourne Recital Centre on Friday, had “Parched” bagging the award for Best Indie Film while the Shakun Batra’s directorial “Kapoor & Sons” won award for

A Flying Jatt’ sequel on Remo’s mind

Mumbai: Director-choreographer Remo D’souza says a sequel to “A Flying Jatt” will definitely be made if audiences like the forthcoming superhero film. Should the audience expect a sequel to “A Flying Jatt”? Remo said: “If people like the film, then definitely a sequel will be made.” He added: “I have made the film for kids and

Parineeti, Alia, Katrina enthrall Houston fans

Houston: Actors Parineeti Chopra, Alia Bhatt, Sidharth Malhotra, Katrina Kaif and Varun Dhawan along with filmmaker Karan Johar are on a mission to spread Bollywood fever in the US starting from Houston. The Dream Team concert by the stars started here with a bang on Friday. While the actors were flying to the city in