Jun 07

‘Udta Punjab’ not meant to defame: ‘Proud son of Punjab’ Jeetendra

Mumbai: Veteran actor Jeetendra, who calls himself a “proud son of Punjab”, says “Udta Punjab” — a movie co-produced by his home banner Balaji Motion Pictures — is not intended at defaming the state in any way. On Monday, the makers of Bollywood film “Udta Punjab” are said to have been asked by the Revising

Meadow presents Paul Walker Ocean Leadership Award to Grenier

Los Angeles: Daughter of “Fast & Furious” starPaul Walker, Meadow, took forward his legacy by presenting actor Adrian Grenier with the 2016 Paul Walker Ocean Leadership Award. Meadow honoured the 39-year-old “The Devil Wears Prada” actor in the ceremony held at the Monterey Bay Aquarium on Saturday. Grenier was lauded with the award for his

It’s like living in North Korea: Kashyap on Udta Punjab storm

Mumbai: Anurag Kashyap, one of the producers of “Udta Punjab”, has compared the ongoing censorship regarding his upcoming film “Udta Punjab” to the dictator regime of North Korea. The “Bombay Velvet” director said there is no sense of freedom here. “I always wondered what it felt like to live in North Korea… Ab to plane

Delhi court dismisses complaint seeking FIR against SRK, Salman

New Delhi: A Delhi Court dismissed a criminal complaint filed against Bollywood actors Shah Rukh Khan and Salman Khan, on Monday for allegedly hurting religious sentiments by entering the sets of a temple wearing shoes while shooting for reality show ‘Bigg Boss 9’. The Tis Hazari court allowed the complainant to produce pre-summoning evidence on

Hollywood films giving Bollywood a run for its money?

Mumbai: As Bollywood reaches mid-year, theindustry looks back at a rather slow box office, while Hollywood movies stand tall after causing quite a stir in the domestic market during last six months. The biggest example is “The Jungle Book”, which created history of sorts at the Indian box office. The live action adaptation of the

Indian film banner announces scholarship with UCLA (Lead)

Los Angeles: Indian film production and distribution company Eros International Plc on Monday announced its collaboration with UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television (UCLA TFT) to offer eligible students an opportunity to promote talent via a scholarship fund. The Eros International Graduate Scholarship Fund recipients will begin their Master of Fine Arts (MFA) graduate

‘Naagin’ second season to premiere in October

Mumbai: Supernatural drama “Naagin”, starringMouni Roy and Arjun Bijlani, is set to be back on the TV screens with its second season this October. The much-loved first season will go off air next week. “To all our #Naagin viewers, Season 2 will be back this October. Stay tuned to @ColorsTV,” tweeted Colors CEO Raj Nayak

Wasn’t a conscious decision to stay away from big screen: Ileana

New Delhi: Actress Ileana D’Cruz, who is set to make a comeback to the silver screen after a two-year hiatus with the Akshay Kumar starrer “Rustom”, says it was not a conscious decision to stay away from showbiz. Ileana, whose last major on-screen outing was in 2014 in “Happy Ending” starring Saif Ali Khan, says

‘Udta Punjab’ should be named ‘Udta India’: Ram Gopal Varma

Mumbai: Abhishek Chaubey’s “Udta Punjab”deals with drug problem in Punjab but according to filmmaker Ram Gopal Varma, the issue is not just limited to the state and he feels the film’s title should be changed to “Udta India”. “For what it actually represents Udta Punjab Is diminutive… A more truthful and righteous title would be

Ramadan Mubarak, wish Bollywood celebrities

Mumbai: With the onset of the Islamic holy month of Ramadan, Bollywood celebritites like Amitabh Bachchan, Priyanka Chopra, Anil Kapoor, Rishi Kapoor and many others sent out good wishes to their fans and friends on Monday. Here’s what they had to say on Twitter:  Amitabh Bachchan: Ramadan greetings. Peace…Ramadan starts and we wish all a peace

Netflix announces first original series from India

Mumbai: American on-demand streaming website Netflix has announced its first original series from India. It is based on the critically-acclaimed best-selling novel “Sacred Games” by Indian author Vikram Chandra. Shot on location in India, this Hindi-English series will be produced in partnership with Phantom Films, one of India’s leading production houses. It will be available

Will never work with Honey Singh: Raftaar

New Delhi: Rappers Raftaar and Yo Yo Honey Singh churned out hit tracks as a part of their group Mafia Mundeer but the former says he is no more interested in any collaboration with “Lungi Dance” hitmaker. Raftaar and Honey Singh have been at loggerheads since March after the latter took potshots at rapper Badshah,

Film personalities mourn Sulabha Deshpande’s death

Mumbai: Melody Queen Lata Mangeshkar, actorsRishi Kapoor, Anil Kapoor and Madhuri Dixit among others from the film industry have expressed grief over the passing of veteran theatre and film actor Sulabha Deshpande. Deshpande, who had acted in numerous Marathi and Hindi films, died at her Mumbai residence yesterday after a prolonged illness, family sources said.

Coupons ‘big’ draw among online shoppers

New Delhi: If you are someone who shops online without using coupons, think twice. A recently conducted survey indicates that four out of every five online shoppers plan ahead and seek out coupons before they shop for any product or service online. The study conducted by online coupon site Shop Pirate Coupons reveals that coupons are

‘Housefull 3’: Nothing salvages this pathetic comedy except Akshay Kumar

Film: “Housefull 3”; Directed by Sajid-Farhad; Starring: Akshay Kumar, Abhishek Bachchan, Riteish Deshmukh, Boman Irani, Jackie Shroff, Lisa Haydon, Jacqueline Fernandez, Nargis Fakhri; Rating: * Nothing prepares you for the assault on all aesthetic consideration in this mirthless, and worthless, comedy. Nothing at all. Not even the opening when Nikitin Dheer, Samir Kochhar and Arav

Anupam Kher supports UN Women’s work on gender equality

New York: Veteran actor Anupam Kher is happy to be appointed as the 50/50 champion for gender equality to support UN Women’s work. In 2010, the United Nations General Assembly created UN Women, the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women. In doing so, UN Member States took a step in

Girls drive themselves crazy to be perfect: Elle Fanning

Los Angeles: Actress Elle Fanning, who turned 18 in April, says girls her age are trying too hard to be beautiful and faultless but are destroying themselves in the process. “People’s obsession with beauty and perfection, it can really destroy you and wanting perfection it’s like ‘But what is perfection?’ It doesn’t exist. Perfect doesn’t

5 Seconds of Summer announce song for new Ghostbusters movie

London: Australian boyband 5 Seconds ofSummer have announced a new single “Girls Talk Boys”, which will feature on the soundtrack to the new “Ghostbusters” movie. The single will drop on July 15 and is already available for pre-order in selected countries, reported Digital Spy. Other artists to be featured on the soundtrack include G-Eazy ft.

HC asks Rajpal Yadav to undergo 6-day jail term for contempt

New Delhi: Delhi High Court today directedBollywood actor Rajpal Yadav to surrender before Tihar Jail by July 15 to serve out the remainder six days of the total 10-day imprisonment awarded to him in 2013 for filing a false affidavit in court. Yadav had spent four days in jail from December 3, 2013 till December

TV actresses share monsoon fitness tips

Mumbai: TV stars like Tejaswi Prakash Wayangankar and Roop Durgapal are in for some monsoon fun, but also have fitness on mind. Dancing and yoga are some of the ways they are trying to stay fit during monsoon. Tejaswi: Monsoon can be enjoyed with music and dance. If you love to dance, dance like nobody