Oct 02

Gandhi Jayanti: B-Town remembers the Mahatma

Mumbai: On the occasion of Gandhi Jayanti on Sunday, Bollywood celebrities including Lata Mangeshkar, Amitabh Bachchan and Anupam Kher have paid tributes to Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, also known as Father of the Nation. The celebrities took to Twitter to share their views on Gandhi, whose birth anniversary on October 2 is also celebrated as the

Fawad won’t be first guest on ‘Koffee…’: KJo

Mumbai: Filmmaker Karan Johar says Pakistani star Fawad Khan won’t be seen as the first guest on his popular chat show “Koffee With Karan”. It was speculated that Fawad would be the first guest on the chat show. Asked whether he will begin the show’s fifth edition with the “Khoobsurat” actor, Karan said at the

Ayushmann is a very close friend now: Parineeti

New Delhi: Actress Parineeti Chopra says her “Meri Pyaari Bindu” co-star Ayushmann Khurrana has become her “very close friend”.Talking about Ayushmann, Parineeti told IANS over phone from Mumbai: “He is very sweet and has ended up being a very close friend of mine.” The “Dum Laga Ke Haisha” star had previously shared that Parineeti is

Family is excited about Saif-Kareena’s baby: Soha Ali Khan

Mumbai: Actress Soha Ali Khan says there is a lot of excitement in their house to welcome the first child of Saif Ali Khan and Kareena Kapoor Khan. Kareena tied the knot with Soha’s brother Saif in 2012 and the couple are expecting their first child in December. “There is lot of excitement at home.

Simran excited about cameo in ‘Koditta Idangalai Nirappuga’

Chennai: Actress Simran, who has been roped in to play a cameo in the upcoming Parthepan’s Tamil directorial “Koditta Idangalai Nirappuga”, says she is excited about the opportunity to be part of the project. “Even though it’s a cameo, it’s not a blink-and-you-miss kind of role. There’s something interesting about my character, but I can’t

Go to Pakistan and work there, Raj Thackeray tells Salman

Mumbai: Stepping up his attack on Bollywood superstar Salman Khan for opposing the ban on Pakistani artistes in India, MNS chief Raj Thackeray today asked him to go and work there. “Our soldiers don’t have any personal animosity with Pakistani soldiers. The bullets our soldiers face are not filmy. Salman gets up after being hit

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