Aug 24

Alia Bhatt to be face of Gionee

Mumbai: Actress Alia Bhatt has been roped in as the brand ambassador of Chinese smartphone maker Gionee. She is “super excited” about the association. The “Udta Punjab” actress will be the face of the brand for all the upcoming campaigns. She will also be endorsing the next line of products that the brand will launch.

Raveena Tandon ‘honoured’ to receive award from Dharmendra

Mumbai: Actress Raveena Tandon says she felt honoured to receive an award from veteran actor Dharmendra here. Raveena on Tuesday shared a photograph of herself along with the 80-year-old actor on Twitter. She also thanked the Trade and Entertainment Achievers Awards for conferring the honour upon her. “Honoured to receive an award tonight from Dharamji,

Work on ‘Padmavati’ sets in full swing, 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

My show not to impress anyone, but touch hearts: Mahesh Bhatt

Mumbai: Filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt says theintention of his upcoming TV show “Naamkarann” is not to impress anyone but to touch the audience’s heart. Bhatt is starting his television innings with the fiction show, which he has created. It explores the journey of 10-year-old Avni, a curious but perceptive girl who will raise pertinent questions, which

Kalki Koechlin prefers western attire

New Delhi: Actress Kalki Koechlin, who is known for her subtle style statement, says she prefers western attire that is not over-the-top. The actress shared her fashion funda when she was in the national capital to launch fashion brand Kazo’s Autumn/Winter 2016 collection inspired from New York fashion. The range was unveiled on Tuesday at

Akshay is the most energetic person in B-town, says Ranveer

Ranveer said that Akshay is very energetic because he doesn’t smoke and drink, and gets up at 5 am The ever vibrant and enthusiastic actor Ranveer Singh feels Akshay Kumar is the most energetic person in Bollywood. “Everyone’s energy in Bollywood is amazing. When it comes to being energetic the first name that comes to

Won’t camouflage baby bump on screen: Kareena

The Actress said her pregnancy does not affect her hectic work schedule or her career Actress Kareena Kapoor Khan, who is expecting her first child with Saif Ali Khan, says she won’t camouflage her pregnancy on screen for any role. The mom-to-be said her pregnancy does not affect her hectic work schedule or her career.

Biopic on Kishore Kumar, Burman shouldn’t be made: Naseeruddin

Mumbai: Bollywood actor Naseeruddin Shah feels biopics on musical legends Kishore Kumar and RD Burman should not be made as commercial filmmakers will end up “ruining” them. The “Waiting” star says he also heard that a biopic on filmmaker Guru Dutt is underway, but feels it will be better if it is not made. When

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