Sep 04

Pre-censorship is a reality today: Mahesh Bhatt

Mumbai:  With several Bollywood films runninginto problems with the censor board, filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt says the makers have reached a stage where they are pre-censoring content to avoid any trouble. Earlier this year, the Shahid Kapoor-Alia Bhatt starrer “Udta Punjab” locked horns with the CBFC – a matter which was eventually resolved by the High

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Bollywood wishes love, happiness to Rishi Kapoor on birthday

Mumbai: Megastar Amitabh Bachchan, KaranJohar, Farah Khan and Riteish Deshmukh among others have poured their heartfelt love on veteran actor Rishi Kapoor as he turned 64 today. Bollywood celebrities shared their sweet messages on Twitter along with Kapoor’s photos from his old films, wishing him- a very happy birthday. Bachchan, who worked with Kapoor in

Bollywood stars gear up for Ganpati festival

Mumbai: With the 10-day Ganpati festival commencing from tomorrow, several actors including Emraan Hashmi and Arjun Rampal are preparing to welcome home the God of good luck, while stars like Katrina Kaif and Daisy Shah will visit friends’ places to offer prayers. When asked how he is going to celebrate the Ganesh Chaturthi tomorrow, Emraan

Horror genre does not appeal mainstream actors, feels Emraan

Mumbai: While Emraan Hashmi has been partof a few horror films, many mainstream stars have shied away from them and the actor feels it is, perhaps, because the genre is not considered ‘performance-oriented’. Emraan, who was seen in two instalments of the “Raaz” frnachise, says even he does not think about winning an award when

Sunny Leone to walk at New York Fashion Week

Mumbai, Sep 4 (PTI) Actress Sunny Leone will walk at theupcoming New York Fashion Week, becoming the first Bollywood star to be at the ramp for the coveted fashion event. The 35-year-old “Jism 2” star shared the news on Twitter saying she will walk down the ramp for popular designer Archana Kochhar at the opening

I believe in using my status for a good cause: Sonam kapoor

The actress is the ambassador of two NGOs working for welfare of children, Fight Hunger Foundation and Cuddles Foundation. Actress Sonam Kapoor believes in using her celebrity status to support noble causes and giving back to society the love she gets from fans. The 31-year-old Neerja actress is the ambassador of two NGOs working for welfare

Richa Chadha joins jury for fest in Japan

Mumbai: Actress Richa Chadha feels honoured to be a part of the jury for Nara International Film Festival. “I am excited to go to the Nara International Film Festival as a part of the jury. It’s a huge honour because I have been invited by none other than Naomi Kawase (the festival’s director). I became

Prakash Jha supports Ajay Devgn on Twitter war with KRK

Mumbai, Sep 3 (PTI) Director Prakash Jha has backed AjayDevgn on the ongoing controversy surrounding Kamaal Rashid Khan bashing “Shivaay” and praising Karan Johar’s directorial venture “Ae Dil Hai Mushkil”.Ajay’s “Shivaay” and Johar’s “Ae Dil Hai Mushkil” are clashing at the box-office next month.Jha, 64, who has worked with Ajay in films like “Apaharan,” “Gangaajal,”

‘Rock on!!2’ equally challenging, exciting: Farhan Akhtar

Mumbai: Actor-film maker Farhan Akhtar, who on Friday released the teaser of his film “Rock on!! 2” says making the sequel was exciting but also living upto the expectations of the first part is a big challenge. “It was equally exciting and challenging to make a sequel. We wanted the best in every segment of

When Big B picked up a broom

Mumbai: Megastar Amitabh Bachchan on Saturday picked up a broom here to acknowledge the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan in Maharashtra. According to a report, Amitabh led the way in the mission to clean up the area around Mumbai’s JJ Hospital. “At Maha Cleanathon to acknowledge the Swachh Bharat campaign in Maharashtra, and to work so many

I haven’t signed any Hollywood movie: Sonam Kapoor

Mumbai: Actress Sonam Kapoor says she has not signed any Hollywood project. The “Neerja” actress, who hinted at going the ‘Hollywood way,’ after she signed with Unitled Talent Agency (UTA), one of America’s topmost talent agencies, took to Twitter to clarify that she has not received any offers from the West. “Just to make it

Anand L. Rai’s next with SRK a romantic film?

Mumbai: Director-producer Anand L. Rai, who has directed a string of hit films like “Tanu Weds Manu” and “Raanjhanaa”, has said his upcoming movie with superstar Shah Rukh Khan will have a romantic story.”I don’t want to reveal the story. For now, I am keeping it to myself only. Hopefully, I can bring a great

Karan Johar to attend Toronto Film Festival

Mumbai: Director Karan Johar will attend the 2016 Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF), which is going to open on September 8. This will be Johar’s second TIFF outing. He first went to the prestigious festival in 2006 and also screened there his romantic-drama “Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna”. The 44-year-old filmmaker shared the news on Twitter

Tamannaah roped in for special song in ‘Jaguar’

Chennai: Actress Tamannaah Bhatia has been roped in to feature in a special song in upcoming Telugu-Kannada bilingual film “Jaguar”, which marks the acting debut of Nikhil Kumar, grandson of ex prime minister HD Deve Gowda. “Really glad Tamannaah has agreed to star in a special song, which will be a major plus to the

Amit Paul to release debut album soon

New Delhi: Singer Amit Paul, who was placed second in the third season of the popular singing reality show “Indian Idol”, is looking forward to unveiling his debut album soon.The “Pyaar ki dastaan” hitmaker was away from music for over three years, and now he is excited about his comeback to the industry. “I was

Anurag Kashyap was ‘reluctant’ to act in ‘Akira’

Mumbai: Filmmaker Anurag Kashyap, who can be seen showcasing his acting skills in “Akira”, says he was “reluctant” to star in the A.R. Murugadoss directorial at first. “Akira”, starring Sonakshi Sinha in the title role, released on Friday. “I am so proud of my work in ‘Akira’. Even though I was reluctant to begin with.

Amit Paul to release debut album soon

New Delhi: Singer Amit Paul, who was placed second in the third season of the popular singing reality show “Indian Idol”, is looking forward to unveiling his debut album soon. The “Pyaar ki dastaan” hit maker was away from music for over three years, and now he is excited about his comeback to the industry. “I

Rishi Kapoor thanks Sadhana for her films, style

Mumbai, Sep 2 (IANS) On the occasion of the 75th birth anniversary of Sadhana Shivdasani, veteran actor Rishi Kapoor has paid a tribute to the veteran Bollywood actress by thanking her for her films and her style.Sadhana passed away on December 25 last year after a long battle with cancer.Rishi took to Twitter on Friday

Sushant Singh Rajput to star in space film

New Delhi: Actor Sushant Singh Rajput will be seen in a Bollywood space film titled “Chanda Mama Door Ke”. Asked what is he doing after “M.S. Dhoni: The Untold Story”, Sushant told IANS: “There are five films. One I have finished called ‘Raabta’ , there is a film with Homi Adjania, also featuring Parineeti, titled

Have different definition of comeback: Sonali

Actress Sonali Bendre thinks she has a different meaning of a comeback.“Yet nothing has tempted me to make a return on big screen. I don’t know.. I think everybody has a different definition of comeback. I don’t think I went anywhere. I am very much in public eye with all the phases I’ve been,” she