Aug 19

When Amitabh Bachchan took selfies with students!

Mumbai: Megastar Amitabh Bachchan, who visited a college to launch the latest song “Jeenay De Mujhe” from his forthcoming film “Pink”, was spotted interacting and taking selfies with students. Big B along with Shoojit Sircar, Ronnie Lahiri, Kirti Kulhari, Andrea Tariang, Angad Bedi launched the first song from “Pink” amongst thousands of passionate college students

Happy Bhag Jayegi’: A light-hearted, feel-good film

“Happy Bhag Jayegi” is a loosely inspired, Indian version of the Julia Roberts starrer, Hollywood film, “Runaway Bride”.But unlike in the English film, the Punjabi bride Harpreet Kaur aka Happy (Diana Penty), in this romantic comedy, elopes to marry the person she loves.After being spotted romancing with her college sweetheart Gurpreet Singh aka Guddu (Ali

‘Happy Bhag Jayegi’: A light-hearted, feel-good film (IANS Movie Review, Rating: ***1/2)

Film: “Happy Bhag Jayegi”; Director: Mudassar Aziz; Cast: Diana Penty, Momal Shaikh, Abhay Deol, Ali Fazal, Jimmy Shergill Rating: ***1/2 Writer-Director Mudassar Aziz’s “Happy Bhag Jayegi” is a loosely inspired, Indian version of the Julia Roberts starrer, Hollywood film, “Runaway Bride”. But unlike in the English film, the Punjabi bride Harpreet Kaur aka Happy (Diana

B-Town celebrates P.V. Sindhu’s Olympic win

Mumbai: Bollywood celebritites like Shah Rukh Khan, Amitabh Bachchan, Aamir Khan and Priyanka Chopra have congratulated Indian woman shuttler P.V. Sindhu on her Olympic win. Sindhu assured the country of at least a silver medal after thrashing Japan’s Nozomi Okuhara in the women’s singles badminton semi-final at the Rio Olympics on Thursday. Here’s what the

Mahima’s role in ‘Dark Chocolate’ inspired by Indrani Mukerjea

Mumbai: Actress Mahima Chaudhry, who is all geared up for her forthcoming bilingual film “Dark Chocolate”, says that her character in the movie is inspired by Indrani Mukerjea. In August, Mumbai police had arrested Indrani, her ex-husband Sanjeev Khanna and her former driver Shyamwar Rai for the murder of her daughter Sheena Bora. Mahima says

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‘UnIndian’: Frothy and watchable

The title, used as an adjective, aptly describes the protagonist’s behaviour in this formulaic, romantic comedy, set in the Indian diaspora of Sydney.The narrative shuttles between portraying, “Indian culture,” how it is perceived and practised and the power of “ICN”- Indian Community Network around the globe. It is a firang – “White” boy meets desi

Bollywood Stars celebrate sibling love on Rakhi

Mumbai: On the occasion of Raksha Bandhan on Thursday a string of celebrities, including Amitabh Bachchan, Farhan Akhtar, Aamir Khan and Sooraj Pancholi, wished their siblings and fans a year full of love and happiness. Amitabh, who re-tweeted an old photograph of his children Abhishek and Shweta, tweeted: “Sister and brother love … Shweta and

Arijit Singh to recreate ‘Aaj jaane ki zid na karo’ for TV show

Mumbai: Singer Arijit Singh, who started his journey in the music industry from a reality TV show, has been roped in to recreate the popular song “Aaj jaane ki zid na karo” for upcoming TV show “Naamkarann”. Arijit and filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt are famous for creating magic for their musical pieces on the big screen,

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Salman to give Rs 1,01,000 cheque each to athletes

Mumbai: Superstar Salman Khan, the goodwill ambassador of the Indian contingent at this year’s Olympics in Rio, will present a cheque of Rs 1,01,000 to each of the athletes. “As a gesture of appreciation for our Olympic athletes, I will present each one with a cheque of Rs 1,01,000,” Salman, 50, tweeted. The “Sultan” star,

Shaan’s son debuts in theme song for Yash Raj Films

Mumbai: Singer Shaan’s son Shubh has marked his debut with his father in a theme song for entertainment company Yash Raj Films (YRF). The 11-year-old will be crooning to the track penned by Shaan and composed by band Superbia comprising him, Gourov Dasgupta and Roshin Balu. The video, which has been made by YRF for

Celebrities hail Sakshi Malik’s olympic win

Mumbai: A string of celebrities including Amitabh Bachchan, Karan Johar, Ajay Devgn and Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra have praised wrestler Sakshi Malik, who has ended India’s long wait for a medal at the ongoing Rio Olympics. Malik clinched the bronze medal in the Women’s Freestyle 58kg category on Wednesday night even as the Indian challenge in

Rajinikanth lauds Tamil film ‘Joker’

Chennai: After impressing audiences and critics alike, Tamil socio-political drama “Joker” has won over superstar Rajinikanth, who has termed it a “brilliant film”. The Raju Murugan directorial released on August 12. “I applaud the team of ‘Joker’. Brilliant film,” Rajinikanth wrote on his Twitter account on Thursday. Rajinikanth also called the producer of “Joker” and applauded

Big B’s ‘Aankhen 2’ to clash with ‘Golmaal 4’ next Diwali?

Mumbai: In what could turn into a big box office clash, director Anees Bamzee has said that he may release his forthcoming film “Aankhen 2” next year in Diwali, a festive slot which will also see release of Rohit Shetty’s “Golmaal Again”. “We will start shooting next month. We are planning a Diwali release next

‘Jeena Isi Ka Naam Hai’ release pushed to January 13

New Delhi:  “Jeena Isi Ka Naam Hai”, which marks the directorial debut of Keshhav Panneriy, is now scheduled to release on January 13 next year instead of November 18 this year. The director says it’s because the team wants to give it their best shot. Produced by Purnima Mead of Bibia Films, the movie features

Priyanka reunites with sister Parineeti in New York

New York:Bollywood star Priyanka Chopra had a Bollywood get-together of sorts as she was visited by younger sister Parineeti Chopra and actors Aditya Roy Kapur and Varun Dhawan here. Parineeti, Aditya and Varun have been touring the US as a part of their “Dream Team” concert and making most of the opportunity, they met Priyanka,

Tota plays mystical character in Vidya Balan’s ‘Kahaani 2’

Kolkata:  Tota Roy Chowdhury, last seen infilmmaker Sujoy Ghosh’s short film “Ahalya”, describes their upcoming collaboration “Kahaani 2”, as a “hard-hitting, dark” film where he plays a mystical character. The actor, who won accolades for his role in Aishwarya Rai-starrer “Chokher Bali”, has completed extensive shooting for “Kahaani 2” in north Bengal. “There is a

A.R. Rahman honoured with Tamil Ratna Award

New York: Oscar-winning music maestro A.R. Rahman has been honoured by the America Tamil Sangam with its Tamil Ratna Award. Presenting the award after Rahman’s concert at the United Nations General Assembly chamber on Monday, Sangam president Prakash Swamy said the double Oscar and double Grammy winner is “an embodiment of peace, humility and charity”.

More confident of my acting today, says Jacqueline

Mumbai:  She made her big screen debut sevenyears ago and Jacqueline Fernandez says she is a much more confident actress today and feels ready to take up challenging roles. The actress first appeared in Sujoy Ghosh’s fantasy drama “Aladin” before bagging her breakthrough role in Mohit Suri’s psychological thriller “Murder 2”. “I am a more

Aamir Khan ready to back film on surrogacy

Mumbai:  Actor-filmmaker Aamir Khan, whose youngest son was born through surrogacy using the IVF (in-vitro fertilization) technique, says that a film on the topic of the medical procedure can be made. He is also ready to back such a film provided the script is feasible. At the launch of a new fertility wing of Jaslok

Arijit Singh to judge music reality TV show

Mumbai:  Singer Arijit Singh, who started his journey in the music industry from a reality TV show, will be back on the small screen to judge a music reality show – “Raw Star”. Arijit, who has made a lasting impact in the industry by rendering songs like “Tum hi ho”, “Soch na sake”, “Kabhi jo