Sep 22

‘Freedom 251’ maker ropes in Sunny Leone for loyalty programme

New Delhi: Noida-based Ringing Bells — makers of the world’s cheapest smartphone ‘Freedom 251′ — on Thursday has roped in Bollywood actress Sunny Leone to promote its loyalty card programme. “We introduced loyalty card programme last month and received encouraging response from our customers. The main objective of this contest is to make our customers

Not interested in doing biopics: John Abraham

New Delhi: Actor John Abraham, who has appeared in films like “Jism”, “No Smoking”, “Garam Masala” and “Force”, says he is not keen on starring in a biopic at the moment. Asked if he wishes to star in a biopic, John told IANS: “No. I am not interested in doing biopics right now.” John’s filmography

Swara touched by response to ‘Nil Battey’ in Morocco

Mumbai: Actress Swara Bhaskar is over whelmed by the response of audience to her last release “Nil Battey Sannata” at a film festival in Morocco. Swara is currently in the North African country of Morocco where “Nil Battey Sannata” (The New Classmate) was shown in competition section at the Festival International Du Film De Femmes

Tamil film ‘Visaranai’ is India’s Oscar entry

Hyderabad: National Award winning filmmaker Vetrimaaran’s critically acclaimed Tamil drama “Visaranai” was on Thursday announced as India’s official pick for Oscars 2017 in the Foreign Language Film category. “Out of the 29 movies in the competition, ‘Visaranai’ was chosen by the jury unanimously,” filmmaker Ketan Mehta, jury chairperson of Film Festival of India (FFI), said

‘Pink’ cast was incomplete without northeast Indian character: Sircar

Kolkata: The decision to include Shillong-based musician Andrea Tariang among the lead cast in the film “Pink” was a deliberate one, says filmmaker Shoojit Sircar, who wanted to make a statement against the discrimination faced by people from northeast India in other parts of the country. He said without a character from the region, the

‘Pink’ cast was incomplete without northeast Indian character: Sircar

Kolkata: The decision to include Shillong-based musician Andrea Tariang among the lead cast in the film “Pink” was a deliberate one, says filmmaker Shoojit Sircar, who wanted to make a statement against the discrimination faced by people from northeast India in other parts of the country. He said without a character from the region, the

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Tom made me twirl on Emmys stage: Priyanka Chopra

Los Angeles: Bollywood actress Priyanka Chopra’s twirl on the Emmys red carpet got everyone talking and she reveals it was Hollywood star Tom Hiddleston who made her repeat her ‘move’ when they walked on stage to present an award together. Priyanka made for a delightful sight as she spun and twirled on the red carpet

There is pressure being son of Shankar Mahadevan: Siddharth

Leh: In his three-year-old career, Siddharth Mahadevan has managed to make his own identity thanks to hit songs from “Bhaag Milkha Bhaag” and and “Dil Dhadakne Do”, but the singer says he constantly feels the pressure of being the son of music director Shankar Mahadevan. The 23-year-old singer says his father is a true legend

I wish we had better pay cheques: Zeenat Aman

New Delhi: She was the diva, one of the highest-paid actresses of her time in Bollywood. But personalised vanity trailers, better pay cheques, time professionalism and corporate ethos are aspects of movie-making today which Zeenat Aman wishes were prevalent when she was at her career’s peak. The actress, who revolutionised the concept of fashion at

New season of ‘Koffee with Karan’ to have ‘surprises’

Mumbai: The fifth edition of filmmaker Karan Johar’s popular chat show “Koffee With Karan” is set to be back, and channel officials are pulling out all stops to ensure it’s a “cracker” of a season packed with surprises. While Karan had previously announced on social media that he will be back on small screen as

Not choosy about acting in Bollywood films: Prabhudheva

Mumbai: Multi-faceted artist Prabhudhevasays he is not intentionally picky about acting in Hindi films but wants to do good movies. While he has directed quite a few Hindi films, like “Wanted”, “Rowdy Rathore” and “Singh is Bliing”, Prabhudheva’s acting appearances have been less, restricted to “ABCD” franchise. On the other hand, he has acted in many

Kriti has learnt to deal with rumours

Mumbai: Actress Kriti Sanon, who has beenin limelight for rumours linking her to “Raabta” co-star Sushant Singh Rajput, says such things are part and parcel of the industry and she can deal with them. Kriti entered Bollywood with “Heropanti” opposite Tiger Shroff. After that she was seen romancing Varun Dhawan in Shah Rukh Khan-Kajol starrer film

SRK gifted leather jacket to beat Amsterdam chill

Mumbai, Sep 22 (IANS) Superstar Shah Rukh Khan, who is currently shooting for filmmaker Imtiaz Ali’s “The Ring” in Amsterdam, has got a new leather jacket as a gift to deal with the cold weather. Shah Rukh on Thursday shared a photograph of himself and captioned it: “Cold night shoot in Amsterdam. Girls send me

‘Parched’ is much more than a film

Film: “Parched”; Writer-Director: Leena Yadav; Cast: Tannishtha Chatterjee, Radhika Apte, Surveen Chawla, Lehar Khan, Adil Hussain; Rating: ****1/2 Long after “Parched” played out its poignant plot, I kept thinking about the four women at the forefront of Leena Yadav’s sparkling saga of patriarchal tyranny. The enduring grief and the brief bouts of buoyancy that Rani

Never knew I could act: Sushant Singh Rajput

New Delhi: He made his Bollywood debut as a cricket fanatic in “Kai Po Che!” and he has graduated to bringing alive India’s most celebrated new-age cricketer — M.S. Dhoni — on the silver screen. Yet, actor Sushant Singh Rajput says he never knew he could act and that films happened as a natural progression from

Kareena Kapoor celebrates birthday with family, close friends

Mumbai: Actress Kareena Kapoor had her husband Saif Ali Khan, sister Karisma and cousin Ranbir Kapoor among other loved ones, by her side as she celebrated her 36th birthday. Everyone looked in great spirits at the close-knit affair last evening, going by the pictures shared by Karisma online. Also present at the bash were Kareena’s

Harshvardhan in talks with Sriram Raghavan for his next

Mumbai: Actor Harshvardhan Kapoor is in talks with director Sriram Raghavan for his next. “We are in talks for a film but nothing is confirmed. Hopefully there should be an announcement soon,” Harshvardhan told PTI. Raghavan is known for making hit thrillers like “Ek Hasina Thi” and “Badlapur”, while his forthcoming project is also going

31st October’ breaks stereotype of Vir Das: Soha

New Delhi: Actress Soha Ali Khan says “31st October” will serve to break the stereotypical image of a comedian that her co-star Vir Das is trapped in. “It was great working with him (Vir Das). I have known him since before. I have seen his performances. Everyone knows him as a comic actor, but I

Now an anthem for M.S. Dhoni

Mumbai: Giving an ode to the journey of Indian ODI captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni, makers of “MS Dhoni: The Untold Story”, a forthcoming biopic on the cricket star, released a single called “Har gully mein Dhoni hai” on Wednesday. The anthem, which is a tribute to all those who dare to dream big, has powerful

My judgement about women has gone away with ‘Parched’: Surveen

New Delhi: Surveen Chawla says since working on “Parched”, she has stopped judging other women. Surveen plays a village dancer in the movie, which also stars Radhika Apte, Tannishtha Chatterjee and Sayani Gupta. The film revolves around four women living an unwanted life in a village of north-western region of India, which still suffers from