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Films I do will create my identity: Harshvardhan

Mumbai: His father Anil Kapoor and sister Sonam already have established careers in Bollywood but Harshvardhan, who is making his acting debut with “Mirzya”, says he wants to create his own identity. “I want to do new kind of films. I want to create my own identity. I don’t look at it at that way

All Bollywood films don’t depict women in good light: Richa Chadha

Mumbai: Actress Richa Chadha feels that all films in Bollywood don’t always portray women in a good light. “All Bollywood films don’t depict women in good light but to counter that, enough good films are also being made in Bollywood. There are many sensible people in the film industry who will not allow violence against

Styling for films is challenging: designer Payal Khandwala

Mumbai: Designer Payal Khandwala, who had styled Amitabh Bachchan starrer “Shamitabh”, says styling for films is challenging. “Styling for films is very different from designing for a label. it requires a lot of sourcing and following a brief. It is not difficult but its definitely challenging. Having said that its quite an experience being on

No point in aping Hollywood horror films: Vikram Bhatt

Mumbai: Director Vikram Bhatt feels Bollywood filmmakers would benefit more if they focus on making original content rather than copying Hollywood movies. The filmmaker admitted he failed with his 2014 directorial outing “Creature” because he tried imitating the stuff made in the West and hence, believes if an Indian director goes on aping a Hollywood

Indian films bleeding with taxation: Zoya Akhtar

Mumbai: Filmmaker Zoya Akhtar has expressed concern over the heavy taxation on Indian films, which she says is “backbreaking” for producers. The “Dil Dhadakne Do” helmer called upon the government to support the industry. “I think what really needs to happen is that we need to stop getting taxed as much we do, because Hollywood

Indian films make $2 bn – but lose $2.7 bn to piracy

New Delhi/Mumbai: India’s film industry, said to be the largest globally with some 1,000 movies produced each year, earns around $2 billion from legitimate sources such as screening at theatres, home videos and TV rights. But with $2.7 billion, piracy earns 35 per cent more, and a way out has proved elusive. Red Chillies Entertainment,

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

Want to focus more on Telugu films: Sonam Bajwa

Chennai: Actress Sonam Bajwa, who currently juggles between the Telugu and Punjabi industry, says she intends to focus on doing more Telugu films going forward and explore a variety of characters in the process. Sonam makes her Telugu debut with this week’s release “Aatadukundam Raa”, which stars Sushanth in the lead. “I couldn’t have asked for

‘Mujhse Shaadi Karogi’ one of my favourite films: Priyanka

Mumbai: Actress Priyanka Chopra says her2004 movie “Mujhse Shaadi Karogi” is one her most favourite films. Directed by David Dhawan, the movie, which was released 12 years ago, also starred Salman Khan, Akshay Kumar and Amrish Puri. Priyanka, 34, took to Instagram to share the poster of the film and thank the cast as well

Will take Anurag Kashyap’s films with eyes shut: Surveen

New Delhi: Actress Surveen Chawla says she would be ready to blindly take on any new project by filmmaker Anurag Kashyap, under whose direction she worked in the 2013 film “Ugly”. “He will always be one of my most favourite directors to work with…So anytime an opportunity to work with Anurag will be taken with

Riteish Deshmukh not ’embarrassed’ about any of his films

Mumbai: Riteish Deshmukh may have featured inmany adult comedies, but actor is not embarrassed about any of his work. The 37-year-old actor has acted in adult comedies like “Kya Kool Hai Hum”, “Kya Super Kool Hai Hum” and his latest “Great Grand Masti”. When asked how his son, who is one-and-a-half years old, will react

Films on sports very necessary: Randeep Hooda

New Delhi: Actor Randeep Hooda, who played a mixed martial arts (MMA) artist in “Do Lafzon Ki Kahani” and will be seen as superstar Salman Khan’s wrestling coach in “Sultan”, says films on sports are “very necessary”. “Films on sports are very necessary. It gives birth to a sporting culture, which I think, we need

Censoring films can hurt government as much as press consorship

The “Udta Punjab” controversy shows some of the worst manifestations of governance in the country. First, it highlights the failure of the Punjab government led by the Akali Dal and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) to check the drug menace. Secondly, it once again brings to light the political role which the censor board has

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I never take money for acting in films: Shah Rukh Khan

Mumbai: Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan, who has been enthralling fans for over two decades now in Bollywood, says he never takes money for acting in films and rather demands it when he is endorsing other things. “I never take money for acting in films. I only charge fees for endorsements, for events and live