Sep 30

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

Artistes, art must speak up against societal prejudice: Tannishtha

Mumbai: Actress Tannishtha Chatterjee, who is in news for slamming the “Comedy Night Bachao” team for accusing her of publicity-mongering with her anguish on being mocked at for her dark skin tone, says she hopes her reaction begins a movement against skin-tone racism. Excerpts from the interview. Q. You have caused a global furore by

‘Craze for Dhoni biopic more than any sportsman-based film’

Mumbai: The craze for Neeraj Pandey’s “M.S. Dhoni: The Untold Story”, a biopic on India’s best known cricket captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni, is much more than any film based on any sportsman in the past, and this might help to break the biopic jinx at the box office, says a trade analyst. “Dhoni enjoys a

Pakistani cinemas stop screening of Indian films

Karachi: Pakistan’s theatre owners have decided to withdraw and ban screening of Indian movies until bilateral tensions between the two countries subside. However, the Pakistani government has not yet issued an official directive in this regard. The decision emerged on Thursday after the Indian Motion Picture Producers’ Association (IMPPA) announced that it was imposing a

Don’t mess with Indian Army: Celebs hail soldiers

  Mumbai: Bollywood celebrities like Amitabh Bachchan, Shah Rukh Khan and Anupam Kher have hailed the Indian Army, who recently conducted surgical strikes on terror camps along the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir. As many as 19 Indian soldiers were killed in the September 18 Uri attack. On Wednesday night, Indian Special

John denies reports of slapping a fan

Mumbai: Actor John Abraham has refuted reports that he slapped a fan during a film promotion event here. There were reports that yesterday John allegedly slapped a fan after the latter tried to grab his arm and pulled him for a selfie. Also, apparently a photographer from the media had set his camera up for

Directors trust me because I am a curious actor: Sushant

New Delhi: From Dibakar Banerjee, Rajkumar Hirani to now Neeraj Pandey, Sushant Singh Rajput’s filmography boasts of directors every actor yearns to work with and he feels his commitment for his job is what attracts these filmmakers towards him. After a successful TV career, Sushant made his big screen debut with Abhishek Kapoor’s “Kai Po

Love is a magical addiction: Ranbir

  Mumbai: Calling himself a romantic, actor Ranbir Kapoor says love is an indefinable feeling, which is beyond anyone’s control. The actor has portrayed different shades of love on screen in films like “Saawariya”, “Rockstar” and “Barfi!”, and now he is set to bring the theme of unrequited love for the audience with “Ae Dil Hai

Rakhi Sawant turns director

Mumbai: Bollywood actress and item girl Rakhi Sawant will be seen donning the director’s hat for her upcoming music video and she says she is excited to direct dancers for the very first time. “I am excited to direct 30 dancers for my music video. But for my fans I will also act in it. We

Get Aishwarya Rai Bachchan’s make-up look this festive season!

New Delhi: Which girl wouldn’t want to look like Aishwarya Rai Bachchan? This festive season get your make-up in place and look like the Bollywood diva by following a few simple tips coming straight from the experts who worked with her. Red-carpet makeup experts of L’Oréal Paris have decoded Aishwarya’s make-up look for the festive

Arpit Ranka becomes father, blessed with son

Mumbai: Arpit Ranka, the Indian actor popular for his onscreen character Duryodhan in Star Plus magnum opus “Mahabharat”, is now father of a son. Arpit’s wife Nidhi gave birth to a boy on Tuesday at Cloudnine Group of Hospitals here. It was a normal delivery and this is the couple’s first baby, said a statement.

Received flak for my fashion sense initially: Taapsee

Mumbai: Actress Taapsee Pannu says while today she does not seek anyone’s approval for her clothes, the criticism for her fashion choices in the beginning of her career was quite discouraging. When asked if she is fashion-conscious, the “Pink” actress told PTI, “No I am not. Initially I used to. When you begin, the kind

Dhoni biopic reaffirms faith in youth from small towns: Anupam Kher

Mumbai: Veteran actor Anupam Kher is proud to be a part of the biopic “M.S. Dhoni: The Untold Story” and says the film reaffirms trust in today’s youth from small towns. “‘M.S. Dhoni: The Untold Story’ makes you believe in power of hard work. It reaffirms your faith in today’s youth from small towns. Story

‘Force 2’ trailer pays tribute to unsung heroes

Mumbai: The makers of “Force 2” have dedicated the Bollywood movie’s trailer to all the heroes who have sacrificed their lives for the nation. A special slide has been added to the trailer to salute the “unrecognised martyrs”, says director Abhinay Deo. The trailer of the John Abraham-starrer will be unveiled later on Thursday. Its

Zee Entertainment announces foray into radio

Mumbai: Indian content conglomerate Zee Entertainment Enterprises Limited (ZEEL) on Thursday announced its foray into the radio industry with the acquisition of UAEs Hum 106.2 FM radio station. This now enables ZEE provide an extensive media solution to its partners through television, radio and digital media. After being a pioneer with the launch of India’s

Everybody deserves to know Dhoni’s inspiring story: Bhumika

Chennai: Actress Bhumika Chawla, who is making a comeback to Bollywood after nine years in Neeraj Pandey’s “MS Dhoni: The Untold Story”, feels everyone deserves to know the personal side of the most successful Indian captain as his story is very inspiring. “There’s so much I didn’t know about Dhoni which I learnt after working

Fit and fab

She is fit and athletic, and she owes it to sticking to a regular fitness routine. In Chandigarh for an event, actress Kangana Ranaut shares, “Being in the glamorous industry, it is imperative to be fit. While I exercise regularly, I also follow a strict diet plan. I eat healthy food and never skip meals.”

Shilpa Shetty pens down her second book on recipes

Mumbai: Bollywood actress and entrepreneur Shilpa Shetty, who debuted as an author with her book ‘The Great Indian Diet’, is coming up with the second volume. “In the coming days, I will be announcing a big news in the health sector. I am very excited about that. I am writing my second book. The first

Pak singer’s concert in Bengaluru cancelled

      Bengaluru: Amid heightened Indo-Pak tensions in the aftermath of the Uri terror attack, Pakistani classical singer Shafqat Amanat Ali’s concert scheduled here on Friday has been cancelled.  “We decided to cancel the concert of Pakistani singer Shafqat Amanat Ali. We took this decision in the aftermath of Uri attacks,” Radio Mirchi Group