Aug 08

‘Mohenjo Daro’ recovers Rs 60 crore before its release

Mumbai, The c team is in a happy space as even before the film has hit the screens, it has managed to recover Rs 60 crore through its satellite, music and other rights. “A major chunk of their investment has already been recovered. Since ‘Mohenjo Daro’ is a production film and not an acquisition, the economics

”Shivaay” doesn’t have religion angle: Ajay Devgn

Mumbai: Actor-producer Ajay Devgn says his upcoming film “Shivaay” won’t hurt any religious sentiments as the movie deals with human elements of Lord Shiva. Ajay, who has also directed the movie, said he is not portraying Shiva but a common man, who is a devotee of the God. “There is no religion (angle in the

‘Jagga Jasoos’ to release on April 7, 2017

Mumbai, Filmmaker Anurag Basu’s upcoming film “Jagga Jasoos” has been locked for release on April 7 next year. “Disney’s ‘Jagga Jasoos’ releases on April 7, 2017! Directed by Anurag Basu, starring Ranbir Kapoor and Katrina Kaif, music by Pritam,” read a post from Disney Films India’s Twitter handle. The banner is co-producing the film, which

Big B unveils the logo of ‘Pink’

Mumbai:Megastar Amitabh Bachchan has shared the logo of his upcoming thriller “Pink” on social media. The Delhi-set film, which will see Bachchan, 73, play a lawyer, has been produced by “Piku” director Shoojit Sircar. The movie marks the Hindi film debut of Bengali director Aniruddha Roy Chowdhury. Unveiling the bright pink logo, which sees two

Neetu Chandra leads advanced India Independence Day celebrations in Toronto

Toronto,Thousands of Indo-Canadians joined in advance celebrations of India’s Independence Day here on Monday as Bollywood actress Neetu Chandra led the community parade in the heart of the biggest city of Canada. As its Grand Parade Marshal, Neetu led the India Day parade which included nine colourful floats for the first time in five years.

Big B wishes Dharmendra, Shatrughan on Friendship Day

Megastar Amitabh Bachchan on Sunday wished his friends from the film industry, Dharmendra and Shatrughan Sinha, a Happy Friendship Day.The 73-year-old Piku star shared a few pictures of himself along with the two veteran actors on his Twitter page, captioning it, “Happy friendship day… ever.” Bachchan and Dharmendra, 80, redefined the bond of friendship on

Hollywood is my next plan: Esha Gupta

Actress Esha Gupta might be taking slow steps to establish a strong footing in the Hindi film industry but the Raaz 2 star is already eyeing Hollywood and says it is next on her wishlist. The 30-year-old actress, whose looks have long been compared with Hollywood star Angelina Jolie’s, says she is hoping to begin

Celebrity photo-shoots were simpler earlier: Dabboo Ratnani

New Delhi: Popular photographer Dabboo Ratnani, who brings out an annual calendar featuring Bollywood stars, says celebrity photo-shoots were “simpler” earlier as now “a lot” goes into their production. Ratnani, who is co-judging the second season of “India’s Next Top Model”, says the emergence of international fashion and make-up brands and popularity of global trends

On Friendship Day, B-Town celebs share love for friends

Mumbai: On the occasion of Friendship Day, which falls this year on Sunday, Bollywood celebrities like Amitabh Bachchan, Karan Johar and Sonam Kapoor shared their love for their friends who have stood by them through thick and thin. Amitabh posted a collage of images of himself with his co-actors like Shatrughan Sinha and Dharmendra, while

‘Mohenjo Daro’ role was challenge to myself: Narendra Jha

Mumbai: Actor Narendra Jha, who credits Vishal Bhardwaj’s “Haider” for bringing respectability and film offers to him, says his role in “Mohenjo Daro” was very challenging. “The character in the film is such that it is kind of a challenge to myself. When I accepted the role, I didn’t realise it. When you see my

Mouthing Hindi dialogues was difficult: Nathan Jones

Mumbai: For Australian actor Nathan Jones,mouthing dialogues in his debut Bollywood film, “A Flaying Jatt” was an uphill task, though he enjoyed doing the action sequences.The retired professional wrestler, who stands seven feet with an impressive built, plays the role of a super villain, Raka, in the Remo D’Souza-directed superhero film alongside Tiger Shorff and

Ajay Devgan takes on new role as KFC’s Hope ambassador

New Delhi: KFC India on Saturday announced its partnership with Bollywood actor-producer Ajay Devgan for its add HOPE initiative. It is aimed to raise funds to provide meals to underprivileged children in the country. KFC India, along with beneficiaries like World Food Program (WFP) and India Food Banking Network (IFBN), hopes to provide 20 million

Actors do get typecast: Prachi Desai

New Delhi:In her eight-year journey in Bollywood, she has mostly essayed roles of the girl-next-door on screen. Now actress Prachi Desai, who is keen to break that image, says artistes do get slotted in genres. Asked if she is open to break her girl-next-door image, Prachi told IANS over phone from Mumbai. “The very moment

Sohail Khan’s ‘Freaky Ali’ to release on September 9

Mumbai: Sohail Khan’s upcoming directorial “Freaky Ali”, which features acclaimed actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui and is based on golf, will hit the screens on September 9. Sohail’s brother and superstar Salman Khan on Saturday took to Twitter, where he shared the first look of the film. “The Freak Nawaz, poor man in the rich man sports

Tom Hanks dear friend, outstanding human being

New Delhi, Teaming up with Hollywood star Tom Hanks in “Inferno” was a great experience for actor Irrfan as he found the “Forrest Gump” star welcoming and friendly.Irrfan will be seen in the role of Harry Sims ‘The Provost’ in the Ron Howard-directed adaptation of Dan Brown’s mystery novel, where Hanks returns to reprise his

Sonakshi Sinha’s ‘Noor’ to release in April 2017

Mumbai: Actress Sonakshi Sinha-starrer”Noor”, which will see her playing a journalist, is set to arrive in theatres on April 7 next year.”Noor”, a crime thriller comedy, is an adaptation of Pakistani novel “Karachi, You’re Killing Me!” by Saba Imtiaz.”The date is set! #Noor arrives 7th April, 2017 #LifeIsGood #GotMyGlowOn #Yay @NoorTheFilm @Abundantia_Ent @TSeries,” Sonakshi, 29,

Akshay confident about success of ‘Rustom’

Mumbai: Actor Akshay Kumar is unfazed about the box-office clash of upcoming film “Rustom” with Hrithik Roshan starrer “Mohenjo Daro” on August 12. “It’s a big date (August 12). It’s a holiday period (referring to Independence Day week). In the past we have seen that two big films can run at the same time. We

Surprise flash mob for Remo D’souza

Mumbai: Ace choreographer and filmmaker Remo D’souza was taken by surprise when artistes, including actor Faisal Khan, dancers Kunwar Amar and Siddhesh Pai, performed a flash mob on the sets of “Dance + Season 2”. They were joined by the dance reality show’s mentors Shakti Mohan, Punit J Pathak and Dharmesh Yelande. All the artistes accompanied

Believe in creating social impact with films: Dia Mirza

Mumbai: Actress Dia Mirza, who recently went behind the cameras to direct a public service film on tiger conservation called “Kids For Tigers”, says she believes in making films to create positive social impact. “I believe in making films to create positive social impact. The power of the audio-visual format is that it can bear

Baahubali – The Conclusion’ to release on April 2017

Mumbai: The second part of SS Rajamouli’smagnum opus “Baahubali” will hit theatres on April 28, 2017. Bollywood filmmaker Karan Johar, who distributed the Hindi version of the first part, announced that his Dharma Productions will also distribute “Baahubali – The Conclusion” along with AA films. “Dharma Productions and AA films are honored and proud to