Sep 28

Horrified to be made fun of my skin colour on show: Tannishtha

Mumbai: Actress Tannishtha Chatterjee has slammed a TV comedy show, to which she was invited, for making fun of her skin colour in the name of roast. As a part of the promotions of her recently released film “Parched”, Tannishtha along with director Leena Yadav and co-star Radhika Apte went to show “Comedy Nights Bachao”.

Bhandarkar’s next against backdrop of 1975 emergency

Mumbai: He is known for making films based on the harsh realities of life and now filmmaker Madhur Bhandarkar is set to make one against the backdrop of the 1975 emergency. Bhandarkar also quashed all rumours claiming that he is making films called “Bollywood Wives” or “Air Hostess”. “Just to clarify, right now I am not

Star kids handle success better than outsiders: Kashyap

Mumbai: Filmmaker Anurag Kashyap saysactors, who come from outside the industry, tend to lose focus after getting early success, but those from filmy families don’t let the career highs get the better of them. Kashyap, who has mostly worked with outsiders except for “Dev D” which featured Abhay Deol and “Bombay Velvet” that starred Ranbir Kapoor,

Modi wishes Lata Mangeshkar on 87th birthday

New Delhi:  Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday wished one of the best-known and most respected playback singers in India, Lata Mangeshkar, on her 87th birthday. “Spoke to Lata (Mangeshkar) Didi and conveyed birthday greetings to her. I pray for her long and healthy life,” Modi tweeted. Twitter was flooded with birthday messages for the

Farhan Akhtar to perform at Enchanted Valley Carnival

Mumbai: Actor Farhan Akhtar will beperforming at the fourth edition of the upcoming ‘Enchanted Valley Carnival’ (EVC) this December. India’s largest multi genre music and camping festival ‘Enchanted Valley Carnival’ will have Farhan perform with his band ‘Farhan Live’. The two-day festival offers a mix of music, adventure and entertainment to fans. “I am excited to

Yoga helps me in positive outlook on life: Jacqueline

Mumbai: Actress Jacqueline Fernandez says yoga helps her in having a positive outlook in life and wants her family to adopt it as a form of fitness. “Yoga disciplines both the mind and the souls and not just your body. It helps me in having a constant positive outlook in life. I would love my family

Prabhudheva releases film song on his app

Mumbai: Ace choreographer-filmmaker Prabhudheva on Tuesday launched the new song “Chal maar” from his forthcoming film “Tutak Tutak Tutiya” on his app, Prabhudheva. The film, directed by A.L. Vijay, also stars Sonu Sood and Tamannaah Bhatia in the lead. Following the title track and “Rail gaddi”, “Chal maar” is the third song from the film. “After

This is a rumour: Varun on working with Big B

Mumbai: Actor Varun Dhawan has denied reports that states that he is working with megastar Amitabh Bachvhan in “Dabba Gul”. However the young star says that he would love to soon share screen space with the legend. Reacting on the reports, the “Dishoom” actor says that “it’s a rumour and nothing has been confirmed as yet.”

Lisa Haydon announces her marriage

Mumbai: Actress Lisa Haydon has announced that she is soon getting married. Lisa shared the news on her Instagram account On Tuesday along with a photograph with her beau. She posted an image of herself with her boyfriend Dino Lalvani with whom she has previously posted a number of photographs on the photo-sharing website. In the

Film Festivals purest form of education for budding filmmakers: Arjun Kapoor

Mumbai: Bollywood actor Arjun Kapoor who was present at the inauguration of the 7th Jagran Film Festival on Monday said that film festivals are the purest form of education for the emerging filmmakers. “Jagran Film Festival is going on for 7 years. I feel that this is an advantage for the film Industry. Suppose there is

Aarti Chabria wants to assist Farah Khan

Mumbai: Actress-turned-director Aarti Chabria says she wants to assist filmmaker Farah Khan, who is known for making commercial films. “I am a hardcore commercial cinema lover. I want to assist Farah Khan. She can make you laugh, and emotional at the same time,” Aarti said here. She shared her desire to work with Farah at

Hope filing FIR for women becomes better, says Big B post ‘Pink’

Mumbai, Sep 26 (IANS) After the recently released film “Pink” brought the functions of the Zero FIR system to light, also highlighting how many women aren’t aware of legal procedures that can help them, megastar Amitabh Bachchan says that ministers have given hope that certain changes in law will make the process of filing FIRs

Parineeti excited, nervous to work with Irrfan Khan

Mumbai: Actress Parineeti Chopra is excitedas well as nervous about sharing screen space with actor Irrfan Khan in Homi Adajania’s next film, “Takadum”.”I am very nervous, but I am very excited as well. He (Irrfan) is a global icon and he is known for his performances. To be able to stand with him on sets

Lipstick Under My Burkha’ to premiere at Tokyo film fest

New Delhi, Sep 26 (IANS) Alankrita Shrivastava’s directorial “Lipstick Under My Burkha”, produced by Prakash Jha, will get its world premiere at the 29th edition of Tokyo International Film Festival.The film will be screened in competition in the Future of Asian Cinema section of the festival, which will run from October 25 to November 3,

Dhoni biopic won’t reveal cricketers he wanted ousted from ODI team

New Delhi: The audience won’t get to know the names of three cricketers whom M.S. Dhoni wanted to oust from the Indian cricket team at one point, as the makers of “MS Dhoni: The Untold Story” have decided to do away with their mention from the movie. Director Neeraj Pandey says it was a mutual

Being a celebrity isn’t a piece of cake: Raveena Tandon

New Delhi: She has been a part of the Hindi film industry for a quarter of a century and tasted success with films like “Shool” and “Daman: A Victim of Marital Violence”. So when actress Raveena Tandon says being a celebrity is not easy, you may as well believe her. “Being a celebrity is certainly

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Ban on Pakistani artistes no solution to terrorism: Karan Johar

New Delhi: Filmmaker Karan Johar, whose upcoming Bollywood entertainer “Ae Dil Hai Mushki” stars one of Pakistan’s most popular actors, Fawad Khan, says the Maharashtra Navnirman Sena’s demand to ban Pakistani artistes from working in India is not a solution to terrorism. Karan’s comment comes after the MNS on Friday threatened all Pakistani artistes to

B-Town celebs congratulate Sania Mirza on Pan Pacific Open win

Mumbai: Celebrities from the Hindi film industry have congratulated Indian tennis ace Sania Mirza for her win in straight sets to clinch the Pan Pacific women’s doubles title.Mirza and her Czech partner Barbora Strycova thrashed China’s Chen Liang and Zhaoxuan Yang to clinch the title in Tokyo on Saturday.While actors Riteish and wife Genelia wished

Dance respected and accepted as career option today: Geeta Kapur

New Delhi: Ace choreographer Geeta Kapur says the awareness created around the art of dance, courtesy reality TV shows, has brought respect and acceptance to it as a career option.In the past few decades, from assisting ace choreographer and filmmaker Farah Khan to becoming a recognised choreographer herself, Geeta — often referred as ‘Geeta Ma’

Akshay Kumar clowns, turns into crocodile on daughter’s birthday

Mumbai:Actor Akshay Kumar turned into a clown for his daughter on her birthday as she turned four on Sunday. The “Khiladi” star posted on Twitter a colourful and bright image of himself with his daughter Nitara.He captioned it: “Sometimes she makes me a crocodile sometimes she makes me her clown! The things we do, but