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Owe a lot to fashion industry: Arjun Rampal

Mumbai: Bollywood actor Arjun Rampal says his early days as a model in the fashion industry helped him carve his own niche in Bollywood. “Earlier in the fashion industry, there were a few designers coming out, trying to do their thing, (with) very few shows. Each one had a distinct style. All that helped me

Diana credits modelling career for Bollywood innings

New Delhi: Actress Diana Penty has attributed her entry into Bollywood to her modelling career. Diana began a full-time modelling career in 2005. She soon established a successful career as a model after walking the ramp for many of India’s ace designers, following which she made her acting debut in Homi Adajania’s 2012 directorial “Cocktail”.

I’ve always been good with choosing good scripts: Swara Bhaskar

Mumbai: Actress Swara Bhaskar, whose latest project is a six-episode web series “#ItsNotThatSimple”, says she has always loved her choice of films. Having starred in films like “Raanjhanaa”, “Tanu Weds Manu” and “Nil Battey Sannata”, Swara told IANS: “I think there is a mix of everything in terms of scripts. You tend to get more

Dhoni biopic scores Rs 60 crore-plus on opening weekend

Mumbai:  “M.S. Dhoni: The Untold Story”, the biopic on India’s star skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni, has netted Rs 66 crore on its opening weekend at the Indian box office, the makers have said. Directed by Neeraj Pandey, the film features Sushant Singh Rajput in the role of Dhoni. He has been lauded for his form

‘Pink’ to get English subtitles in southern states

Chennai: Actress Taapsee Pannu’s latest release “Pink” has been widely appreciated and accepted nationwide. Following the film’s success, she along with director Aniruddha Roy Chowdhury have arranged for English subtitles to be added to the film in the south. “We were getting a lot of requests from southern states that they want to see the

Bad copies of Hollywood films shouldn’t be trendsetters: Actor Adil Hussain

New Delhi: Acclaimed actor Adil Hussain, who has featured in Bollywood as well as international movies, including the Oscar-winning film “Life of Pi”, says inferior copies of Hollywood or European films shouldn’t set trends in India. He suggests that filmmakers in the country should make “truly Indian films”. Just through with the shooting of his

YRF to launch ‘Befikre’ trailer at Eiffel Tower

Paris: Production banner Yash Raj Films (YRF) will unveil the trailer of filmmaker Aditya Chopra’s upcoming movie “Befikre” at the Eiffel Tower here. The trailer for the Ranveer Singh and Vaani Kapoor-starrer will be launched in collaboration with French authorities on October 10. Ranveer and Vaani will turn up in style for this first of

Excited about ‘Baahubali’ in virtual reality: Rajamouli

Chennai: Filmmaker S.S. Rajamouli, who dreams of taking cinema beyond the theatre experience, says Virtual Reality (VR) helped in pushing cinematic boundaries with “Baahubali” and he is quite excited about the attempt. “I am very excited about the work we are doing in Virtual Reality space with ‘Baahubali’. We are currently working on 2 VR

Salman, SRK, Aamir can go to Pakistan: Sadhvi Prachi

Jabalpur (Madhya Pradesh):  Firing a fresh salvo at Pakistani artistes working in Bollywood, VHP leader Sadhvi Prachi on Sunday said that they should show their talent in their own country, and whoever among the Bollywood superstars like Salman Khan, Shah Rukh Khan and Aamir Khan sypathises with them, should also go to Pakistan. Her reference

Work in progress for Sanjay Dutt biopic: Chopra

Mumbai: Filmmaker Vidhu Vinod Chopra says work is going on for the Sanjay Dutt biopic, starring Ranbir Kapoor in the lead. “Unless I am not happy with the script I will not go ahead. But everything is happening,” Chopra told PTI when asked about the status of the film. Meanwhile, Dutt is likely to star

Find ‘Kuch Kuch Hota Hai’ silly when I watch it today: Karan

Mumbai: Despite his debut film “Kuch Kuch Hota being a big hit, filmmaker Karan Johar says when he watches the movie today he finds it to be based on an “unusually silly theme”. Released in 1998, the romantic-drama starring Shah Rukh Khan was one of the blockbusters of the year. “Kuch Kuch Hota Hai” chronicled

Had good, bad experiences in film industry: Taapsee

New Delhi: Actress Taapsee Pannu, who is currently riding high on the success of her latest release “Pink”, says she doesn’t find a difference between southern cinema and Bollywood as she has had good and bad experiences in both. Taapsee made her acting debut with the 2010 Telugu film “Jhummandi Naadam” and ventured into Bollywood

Aamir can be termed as ‘great’ actor, not me: Big B

Mumbai: Megastar Amitabh Bachchan says his”Thugs of Hindostan” co-star Aamir Khan can be called a “great actor,” but not him.Bachchan and the 51-year-old superstar will be teaming up for the first time in the Yash Raj Films project. “Aamir can be termed ‘great’, not me. I have enjoyed his performances and his films. He is

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