Sep 17

Celebrities are to be blamed for selfie craze: Varun Dhawan

New Delhi, Sep 17 (PTI) Actor Varun Dhawan says thegrowing obsession among fans to click selfies with their favourite celebrities comes from the stars, who make sure to posts their own pictures on social media.”When I was a kid and saw Salman bhai shooting and people coming up to him to talk to him… I

Not bothered how many kisses there are in Vikram Bhatt’s film: CBFC chief

Mumbai: Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) chairperson Pahlaj Nihalani has lashed out at the Bhatt camp of Bollywood, saying accusing the censor board ahead of the release of their films has become a “marketing tool” of sorts for them.Recently, Vikram Bhatt had claimed the CBFC had told him to cut down the usage of

Amitabh roots Narmada river's cleanliness campaign
I am doing my job to earn a living: Amitabh

New Delhi: In his career of four decades, Amitabh Bachchan has carved a place for himself in showbiz but the megastar doesn’t think he is doing something extraordinary and says that he is just doing his job to earn a living.Asked his mantra for success and the 73-year-old shared: “I get up in the morning

I’m opposite to my father: Harshvardhan Kapoor

Mumbai: He’s all for content-based films or commercial movies which have their “heart at the right place”. Newcomer Harshvardhan Kapoor says he is very creatively different from his father and veteran actor Anil Kapoor, and that his motive is to do cinema that lives beyond its box office presence. Harshvardhan, who is making his acting

Indians don’t understand sarcasm: Filmmaker Farah Khan

Mumbai: Choreographer-filmmaker Farah Khan says sarcasm is not something which Indians understand as she has herself faced the music for being bluntly honest at times.But still, Farah finds it tough to be fake in the industry. “It’s not difficult for me to be real (in Bollywood), but it gets difficult for me when I read

Working with Shabana Azmi a learning experience: Ashmit Patel

Mumbai: Actor Ashmit Patel, who will be seen in “Ek Maa Jo Laakhon Ke Liye Bani Amma”, says working with veteran actress Shabana Azmi in the new TV show, is a great learning experience for him.”Working with Amma (Shabana Azmi) is like a celebration for me. I am enjoying every bit of the shooting because

Rocky Handsome’ might get a sequel in future

Mumbai: Bollywood director Nishikant Kamatsays he has discussed the idea of a possible sequel to “Rocky Handsome” with actor John Abraham.The action-thriller featured Abraham in the lead as a vengeful man who embarks on a murderous rampage after the kidnapping of a young girl.When asked if a sequel is on cards, Nishikant told PTI, “Well,

No apprehensions doing bold scenes: Radhika Apte

Mumbai:Actress Radhika Apte, who has gone bold for Leena Yadav’s “Parched”, says she had no apprehensions about going bold and is not ashamed of her body.”I had no apprehensions about going bold. I have been brought up watching world cinema and I have travelled a lot so I am very comfortable with my body. I

Opening day of IRFW ended with some glamour on runway

New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANS) The opening day of seventh edition of India Runway Week ended with showstopper Mandana Karimi walking for designers Studio AV by Gaurav and Nitesh. She oomphed the runway with her confident walk and beautiful smile. Studio AV by Gaurav and Nitesh presented their collection titled ‘Dhaage’ at the fashion gala.

People calling India land of rapes embarrassing: Bachchan

New Delhi: Megastar Amitabh Bachchan says he feels embarrassed when he goes abroad and people there call India, the land of rapes. The actor, who is essaying the role of a lawyer in his latest release “Pink,” said Indians should work together to make the country a first world nation. “It’s very embarrassing when we

Lata Mangeshkar pays tribute to Subbulakshmi on birth centenary

Mumbai: Melody queen Lata Mangeshkar on Friday paid her tribute to legendary classical singer M.S. Subbulakshmi on her 100th birth anniversary.”It’s legendary singer M.S. Subbulakshmi’s 100th birth anniversary. I bow in front of her melodious songs and personality,” Mangeshkar tweeted on Friday. Subbulakshmi was born on September 16, 1916, at Madurai in the then Madras

Irrfan was a joy to work with: Ron Howard

Mumbai: “Inferno” director Ron Howard says it was a joy to work with Irrfan Khan in the movie, which releases in India on October 14. And the acclaimed Indian actor is confident the movie will be a “great ride” for the audience. “Robert Langdon and The Provost. Going to be a great ride! Inferno in

Kareena to endorse home pregnancy test card

New Delhi: Actress Kareena Kapoor Khan, who is expecting her first child with husband Saif Ali Khan, has signed on to endorse pregnancy test card brand PregaNews.The effervescent actress has not let pregnancy slow down her career in any way — whether it is her movie “Veerey Di Wedding”, walking the fashion ramp or taking

Filmmakers at receiving end in today’s times: Onir

New Delhi: Acclaimed filmmaker Onir, who is as brutally honest with his words as with his films, is appalled at the “bad to worse” situation of the country, where people’s sentiments keep getting hurt by anything and everything shown on screen. He says Indian movie-makers in the country are at the “worst receiving end” of

‘Pink’: A modern masterpiece

Film: “Pink”; Director: Aniruddha Roy Chowdhury; Cast: Amitabh Bachchan, Tapsee Pannu, Kirti Kulhari and Andrea Tariang; Rating: ***** How many films have you seen where you forget you are watching a film, where the line dividing the audience from the characters get so blurred as to make the distinction almost redundant? “Pink” sucks us so

My marriage has officially ended: Lissy

Chennai: Popular Malayalam actress Lissy Lakshmi on Friday confirmed that her marriage with filmmaker Priyadarshan has officially ended. Calling the procedure an ordeal, she said she now feels relieved. “My marriage with Priyadarshan officially ended today. We both have signed the final papers at the Family Court in Chennai. This has been a real ordeal,”

‘I still get sleepless nights before a shot’

Big B will be seen playing a lawyer in film Pink chan says he does not look at it that way. “It’s a state of mind that needs to be understood. Each artist has his or her own conception of it. I need to work and I am fortunate to get it, so I work,

Regret not fulfilling promises I made as a politician:Bachchan

New Delhi:Megastar Amitabh Bachchan may havehad a short tryst with politics but the actor says he is still not able to get over the times as he “regrets not fulfilling the promises” he made to the people of his constituency- Allahabad. The 73-year-old National award-winning actor took a break from acting in 1984 to enter

Katrina back for “Ek Tha Tiger” sequel; to train in action

Mumbai: Actress Katrina Kaif is teaming up again with superstar Salman Khan for the sequel of their smash hit “Ek Tha Tiger” and would be seen doing some hardcore action scenes. The 2012 blockbuster was directed by Kabir Khan and produced by Aditya Chopra’s Yash Raj Films (YRF). “Though many top actresses were vying for

‘Judwaa 2’ to release next year

Mumbai: The second instalment of the 1997 blockbuster film “Judwaa” is set to hit the silver screen on September 29, next year. Announcing the release date of the Film, Nadiadwala Grandson Entertainment tweeted: “Mark your calendars! Judwaa2 releasing on 29.09.17 Directed by DavidDhawan @Varun_dvn x2 Produced By SajidNadiadwala 29Sept17Judwaa2.” Sajid Nadiadwala’s “Judwaa 2” is a