Sep 23

Played cupid for my friends: Ridhima Pandit

Mumbai: Actress Ridhima Pandit, who is seen as robot Rajni in popular TV show “Bahu Humari Rajni_kant”, says she has helped a lot of her friends to find their love in real life. After showcasing her various avatars like “Helen”, maid of the house “Aishwarya bai”, “Pappu auto wala” and a rapper, Ridhima will next

MNS gives Pakistani artistes 48 hours to leave India

Mumbai: The Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) on Friday gave a 48-hour ultimatum to all Pakistani cine and tele-artistes to quit India or face consequences. MNS Chitrapat Sena chief Ameya Khopkar told the media that there was “an anti-Pakistan” wave across India after the September 18 terror attack that left 18 Indian soldiers dead in Jammu and

A R Rahman gave me an identity in music industry: Neeti Mohan

Leh: She has sung several hits since making her debut with “Ishq Wala Love” in 2012 and singer Neeti Mohan credits Oscar-winning music director A R Rahman for helping her establish a name in the industry. The 36-year-old singer feels that it was Rahman’s composition “Jiya Re” from the 2012 Shah Rukh Khan-starrer “Jab Tak

Narendra Jha wants to do ‘very important’ roles

Mumbai: Actor Narendra Jha, who has played supportive roles in films like “Ghayal Once Again”, “Haider” and “Hamari Adhuri Kahani”, says he is open to essay any role, but it should be an important one in the film. “I want to do all kind of roles, but they should be very important in the film,”

Alia overwhelmed by scoring 9 mn Twitter followers

Mumbai, Sep 23 (IANS) Actress Alia Bhatt has scored over 9 million followers on Twitter and says she is overwhelmed. “Thank you for the love guys! Nine million love really feels overwhelming. Hope to always entertain and spread lots and lots of love!” Alia tweeted. The 23-year-old, who is the daughter of filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt

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Banjo, despite Riteish, is a dreary gig Director: Ravi Jadhav Cast: Riteish Deshmukh, Nargis Fakhri, Luke Kenny, Dharmesh Yolande By Saibal Chatterjee Ravi Jadhav’s Banjo, a musical drama that centres on a band of Mumbai slum boys who whip up a storm with their voices and instruments, is a botched-up cinematic gig that no amount

Mohanlal readies to launch son in a big way

Thiruvananthapuram: Reigning superstar Mohanlal, who has been holding on to the tag of superstar along with his arch onscreen rival Mammootty for the past nearly three decades, now wishes to do what the latter did to launch his son Dulquer Salmaan into films. According to multiple sources, Lal, as he is popularly known, is busy

Male dominance is everywhere: Vijay Varma, the bad guy in ‘Pink’

Mumbai: For those wondering who is that scummy creature in Aniruddh Roychoudhuri’s “Pink”, the answer is he is Vijay Varma, whose chilling portrayal of misogyny and male brutality is bound to give women nightmares for many weeks and months. Other women may find the actor’s obnoxious attitude attractive. “I’m yet to meet the junta. I’ve

Ayushmann says he hasn’t opted out of ‘Manmarziyan’

Mumbai: Actor Ayushmann Khurrana has deniedreports of walking out of Anand L Rai’s “Manmarziyan”, saying he would love to be a part of the film whenever it is made. Rumours were rife that Ayushmann had abandoned the project, also suppose to be starring Bhumi Pednekar, which seems to have hit a roadblock. “No, not at all

My life is incomplete without music: Ayushmann Khurrana

Mumbai: Ayushmann Khurranasays his life is incomplete without music, which is the essence of the film industry. “Music is the essence of film industry. When I was in school between dance and music, I chose music. In college between music and theatre, I chose theatre. For me acting and singing are parallel vectors,” Ayushmann told

Don’t want to be where I was 10 years ago: Deepika

Mumbai: Actress Deepika Padukone’s aim is to look ahead in life, and she says she wants to learn and grow with every experience. The actress shared her life fundas when she became a part of TV show “Vogue BFFs”. On the first episode of “Vogue BFFs”, host Kamal Sidhu took Deepika and Anaita Shroff Adajania

‘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