Entertainment

Thou shall Meme!

  Anushka Sharma does not mind that her look from Sui Dhaga became the subject of viral memes online. The internet has been flooded with memes of a crying Anushka and the actor finds this amusing. “I found them hilarious. If such things hap..

Flawed treasures

  Actor Harshvardhan Kapoor isn’t fazed by back-to-back failures at the box office and says he is happy with the fact that he walked the path less travelled. At least, he can sleep in peace with that fact. “My ambition has always been..

‘Credit’able belief

  National Award-winning actor Pankaj Tripathi, who is known for his roles in films like Stree, Dabangg 2 and Fukrey Returns, believes that artistes are judged by their performance and not the role they are portraying on screen. “I do not be..

Comfortable equation

  Actor Rajkummar Rao, who is set to share screen space with Kangana Ranaut in the upcoming films Mental Hai Kya and Imli, says that he and the actress became more comfortable over the years. Rajkummar and Kangana have also worked together in the..

Super amused

  As reports of his exit from DC Extended Universe as Superman were circulating on social media, actor Henry Cavill responded to it and found it ‘exciting’. Cavill took to Instagram and posted a funny video in which he can be seen wea..

Huge miscalculation

  National award-winning filmmaker Rajkumar Hirani, who worked with Nawazuddin Siddiqui in the early days of the actor’s career, says he never imagined that he would become such a prominent name in the film industry. Recalling the time when..

‘Acceptable’ Pressure

  By Radhika Bhirani, FOR an audience that has grown up with the peppy and lyrical Jungle jungle pata a chala hai...from a TV version of The Jungle Book, the creative team behind Andy Serkis’ adventure fantasy film Mowgli is under pressure ..

‘Rajkummar Rao of 2018’

  Fil mmaker Vikram aditya Motwane says actress Radhika Apte is the “Rajkummar Rao”of this year,given the number and variety of her projects. The years 2017 and 2018 have been busy forthe actor, who sefilms“Omerta”,“F..

SAURABH SHUKLA returns to stage

  By Subhash K Jha ACTOR, Saurabh Shukla is set to return to theatre with the play Jab Khuli Kitaab. His performances in Subhash Kapoor’s film Jolly LLB, Anurag Basu’s Barfi! and Raj Kumar Gupta’s Raid have brought the house dow..

Rivalry of the year

  The teaser of director Shankar Shanmugham’s upcoming film 2.0” shows an ltimate showdown between its two stars, Akshay Kumar and Rajinikanth, who are seen as the “biggest rivals” battling it out between good and evil. On..

Cheered by change

  Singer Harshdeep Kaur says  there was a time when independent music vanished from the Indian music industry, but it is now making a comeback. “There was a time, when I was in school, we used to love listening to independent music and ..

Cheered by change

  Singer-composer Shaan and his 13-year-old son, Shubh, have collaborated to reprise the iconic title track of comedy series DuckTales in Hindi. Disney Channel India will be launching DuckTales, which tells adventures of Duckburg's family of ducks..

Sequel queen

  Actress Kriti Kharbanda, who featured in the third instalment of the Yamla Pagla Deewana series and is part of the upcoming film Housefull 4, feels that she has become a sequel queen. “I have apparently become a sequel queen because of fil..

‘Brand’ new realisation

  Actor Tiger Shroff, who is busy shooting for his forthcoming film Student of the Year 2, says that he feels happy because after the success of Baaghi 2, top brands are approaching him for the endorsements deals. Tiger Shroff was interacting wit..

Chasing challenges

  By Farina Salim Quraishi, Back to take a bow on the big screen again after a hiatus of two years, Abhishek Bachchan for starters is markedly amiable. Quick with smiles and honest in his answers, Abhishek Bachchan 2.0, is a surprise alright! Tak..

LONELY JOURNEY

  By Shubha Dubey, The fame, glamour and adulation may seem like a dream, but an actor is always a loner searching for moments of catharsis, says Shahid Kapoor. The 37-year-old star says the emotional journey he goes through when he is alone cont..

Stepping into small screen

  Mandana Karimi is all set to debut on the small screen in a fictional show and she appears to be quite thrilled about it. From posting promos of the intriguing twist she brings to the plot of Ishqbaaaz, to talking about shooting for her first te..

‘Never felt I have failed’

  He ruled the box office in the ‘90s and early 2000s but Govinda has not been able to recreate that success for quite some time now. Despite this, the actor says he does not feel he has failed as a performer. The 54-year-old actor, who has..

Biggest fan of SRK

  By Simran Sethi Actress Kubra Sait, who rose to fame with her character as Kukoo in Netflix’s first Indian original series Sacred Games, considers herself as one of the biggest fans of superstar Shah Rukh Khan. “I still celebrate th..

So close, yet so far

  By Radhika Bhirani, Well-known to Hindi television viewers as Arohi of Kitani Mohabbat Hai and Nidhi of Kuch Toh Log Kahenge, actress Kritika Kamra is now taking the Bollywood plunge with Mitron. She says she has been on the verge of making a f..

‘Nervous about Thugs Of Hindostan’

  Superstar Aamir Khan says his forthcoming movie Thugs Of Hindostan is just two months away from release and he is already nervous about it.Aamir was at an event for Vivo mobile in Mumbai recently. He said while he is nervous about the film,..

Swearing byindividuality

  By Nivedita, A CTORS play an important part in everyone’s life, and so it is important to set right examples for people, says Kareena Kapoor Khan, citing how she did the same when she continue dwith herwork through out her pregnancy and e..

Oscar bound

  ACTORS Adil Hussain and E k a v ali KhannastarrerWhat Will People Say has been declared as the Norwegian official entry into the Oscar 2019. “When we were shooting the film,we knew we are making a very compelling film but had no idea that ..

‘Scaring’ conviction

  A CTRESS Niyati Fatnani, who plays the lead role of Pia on Star Plus’ show Nazar, is not just hardworking, but also totally dedicated towards her role. In the supernatural show, Niyati plays a daivik and has received much praise for her ac..

Indebted to Salim Khan

  Superstar Shah Rukh Khan, who marked his presence at the grand finale of Salman Khan-hosted game show Dus Ka Dum 3, says he owes his success and fame to Salman’s father, veteran screenwriter Salim Khan. The 52-year-old actor, Shah Rukh sa..

Super proud brother

Actor Siddhanth Kapoor, who is gearing up for the release of his forthcoming film Paltan, said that he was a super proud brother as his actress sister Shraddha Kapoor is doing really well in Bollywood films. Shraddha Kapoor’s recently released fi..

The power of being  Taapsee

  By Farina Salim Quraishi, True to her Twitter introduction,’All In All Real... With Flesh, Blood and Spine,’ actress Taapsee Pannu is the proverbial beauty with brains in flesh and blood. Unapologetically honest and forthright to a ..

Saluting the Karamveers

  Ramon Magsaysay awardee and social worker Prakash Baba Amte, who took the hot seat on television game show Kaun Banega Crorepati (KBC) for a special episode, says through the platform, he hopes to urge the country’s youth to try and be exp..

Not the ‘Bigg Boss’

  By Natalia Ningthoujam, Superstar Salman Khan has been hosting Bigg Boss since its fourth season and says he often gets calls from people who are interested in participating in the controversial reality show, but he doesn’t take a call on..

‘Conjuring’ up the scares

When a young nun (Taissa Farmiga) at a cloistered abbey in Romania takes her own life, a priest with a haunted past and a novitiate, on the threshold of her final vows are sent by the Vatican to investigate. Together they uncover the order’s unhol..

Cast to perfection

  His character of Jana, a quirky friend to Rajkummar Rao’s Vicky in Stree is a real scene stealer but before landing his debut film Abhishek Banerjee worked behind the scenes discovering new talents. The film fulfilled a long cherished dre..

Fabulous collaboration

  Actress Mrunal Thakur, who is making her debut with Love Sonia, says that she had a fabulous experience working with Hrithik Roshan in Super 30, a biopic on mathematician Anand Kumar. Sharing her experience working with Hrithik in Super 30, Mru..

‘Blind’ challenge

  Zieshan Quadri, known for his writing credits for Gangs Of Wasseypur, plays a unique blind character in new web series Banned, which marks his debut in web space as an actor. Quadri found it a challenging role. “Playing a blind character ..

Backing a cause

  With the trailer garnering incredible reviews at the Indian Film Festival of Melbourne, Rajkummar Rao and Nargis Fakhri starrer 5 Weddings is all set for its theatrical release.  It is interesting to see how in a country such as ours where..

Happy with variety

  By Durga Chakravarty, Actress Lisa Haydon, who has featured in films like Aisha, Queen and Ae Dil Hai Mushkil, wonders what the typical Bollywood heroine is as the world of Hindi films has opened up to a whole variety of narratives and portraya..

All is well

  Bollywood actor Piyush Mishra has cleared the air around the controversy involving him and director Anurag Kashyap, saying that his recent statement about the latter was misquoted. In an interview with a Hindi daily newspaper in August, Mishra h..

TRYING TO MIX MASS AND CLASS

  By Durga Chakravarty, Having a filmography with a mix of entertainers like Main Tera Hero, Dishoom, Badrinath Ki Dulhaniya and content-driven cinema like Badlapur and October, actor Varun Dhawan says with his upcoming film Sui Dhaaga-Made In In..

An ode to old-world Romance

  Once Again, an Indo-German love story, will have Shefali Shah and Neeraj Kabi exploring old-world romance in an unusual narrative. Written and directed by Kanwal Sethi, Once Again is a mature love story of Tara, a widowed mother who runs a smal..

All set to shine

  Actress Flora Saini made a huge impact with her performances in Dabangg 2, Lakshmi, Dhanak, MSG and Begum Jaan. Now, she is all set to impress again with her power packed performance in an upcoming Marathi movie Pari Hoon Main. She will be seen ..

Eternal outsider

  It has been over a year since Shruti Haasan made her last appearance on the big screen and the actor says it was a conscious decision to stay away from the camera as she wanted to reassess her career. Shruti, 32, who is the elder daughter of ve..

Dream run

  THE lion-hearted character of Aladdin is played by none other than Siddharth Nigam. He is a charismatic rebel who gets his work done promptly with his smooth-talking skills and street smartness. A lovable rogue and a hopeless romantic, Aladdin i..

SONU QUITS MANIKARNIKA

  ACTOR Sonu Sood has walked out of Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi owing to his professional commitment towards Simmba. But Kangana Ranaut, the leading lady of the film, has claimed that he left it as he “refused to work under a woman dire..

Borders no bar

  Actress Saiyami Kher, who is all set to make her debut into the Marathi film industry with Mauli, is ecstatic about regional films doing well in the country, saying that the borders between language films are blurring. “Marathi films has ..

‘Great to be omnipresent’!

  Actress Radhika Apte, who is being trolled for frequently featuring in the Indian projects of Netflix, doesn’t think her association with the streaming platform has been long and that the three series getting released around the same time ..

Preferred pick

  Filmmaker Vishal Bhardwaj, who is gearing up for the release of his forthcoming film Pataakha, says he wanted to cast popular Hollywood actress Uma Thurman and Scarlett Johansson to play the role of two sisters in his film. Bhardwaj was interactin..

Bihari challenge

  Actor Sidharth Malhotra knows Jabariya Jodi will be a unique experience for him as it will require him to exude the aura of a typical Bihari person. From playing a college student in his first movie Student Of The Year, to a rough and a hardene..

‘Multitasking helps me as performer’

  By Komal Panchamatia, “Sometimes working on films simultaneously can get difficult. It takes a toll on you. But, I feel taking a break from one character to another helps me.” From promoting her upcoming film Stree to doing prep wo..

Healthy change

  By Arundhuti Banerjee, From his sensational screen presence as a supermodel to making a mark as Limca Record holder for running to create awareness about environment, receiving appreciation from critics for his performance in Bajirao Mastani an..

Clearing the air

  Actress Disha Patani recently said she has not walked out of any project with Hrithik Roshan, contrary to media reports blaming the Kaho Naa Pyaar Hai star of scaring her off with flirtatious behaviour. Disha shot down what she called “ch..

Heartened by acceptance

  National Award winning actress Kangana Ranaut, who walked as the showstopper at the Lakme Fashion Week ramp recently, says during her growing up days, she used to impersonate models and always hoped she would be accepted in showbiz. Asked if sh..

‘Deols are actors, not stars’

  We are not stars, we are actors. Rajesh Khanna gave this word, superstar, because he knew that, we don’t know that thing and we will remain the way we are, whether we are called number one or not. Hindi cinema veteran Dharmendra says..

Work rules

  By Durga Chakravarty Having worked in films like Sanju, Dum, Parineeta and Salaam Mumbai, actress Dia Mirza says her mantra in life has been to work with people she loves and respects.After the success of Sanju, what is she looking forward to o..

No room for insecurity

  By Shubha Dubey, Acting is the “art of giving” for him and Rajkummar Rao says he would not be truthful to this belief if insecurities overpower him as a performer. Rao is the man of the moment in Bollywood with back-to-back projects..

Artistic realisation

  Born to an actor mother who would often play melodramatic roles in Gujarati plays, veteran artiste Ratna Pathak Shah never quite liked the idea of being an actor.She resented the fact that it was simply assumed she would be an actor owing t..

Eager to team up, again

  After her much appreciated cameo in Akarsh Khurana’s latest directorial Karwaan with Dulquer Salmaan that left many wanting for more, actress Kriti Kharbanda hopes she gets to share screen space with the Kali star again. “I have bee..

At ease with scrutiny

  By Sugandha Rawal, Pulkit Samrat loves the power of cinema to make people laugh, cry and dance, as well as the public scrutiny that comes with being famous. But there was a time when it became disturbing for him and his family. “I have w..

Web series over Stree

  Director duo Raj Nidimoru and Krishna DK were earlier supposed to helm Rajkummar Rao-starrer horror comedy Stree but due to time constraints they had to let go off their pet project. Raj and DK, who have directed, Go Goa Gone, say the script wa..

Focused on future

  “I don’t look back at it. I just look forward. I have realised that ‘It’s okay! it is just a film. I gave it my all and I will do it again’.” ACTRESS Rhea Chakraborty says she doesn’t look back at her m..

Choosy by choice

  ACTOR Vivek Dahiya, known for TV shows like Ye Hai Mohabbatein and Kavach...Kaali Shaktiyon Se, believes there is no harm in being choosy. He is currently receiving a positive feedback for his work in the show Qayamat Ki Raat. “I’d ..

‘I DON’T RELATE to web series’

  A CTRESS Manasi Salvi says she is “too orthodox” when it comes to different types of mediums and that she doesn’t relate to the digital platform. “Web series is something thatI don’trelate to it.I can’t watch ..

Amit strikes

  By Aasawari Shenolikar, In today’s world of rap and remixes, of lyrics with loaded meanings and senseless notes, Amit Trivedi’s music stands out. From composing jingles way back in 2001 when he set foot in the music industry, to ste..

Watch winds of change blow with Discovery’s new show - Women Fighter Pilots

  Discovery channel will give an all-access pass to the viewers to delve deep into the lives of India’s first generation of female combat aircraft pilots with its new series – Women Fighter Pilots. It is a fascinating story of 3 women ..

Helicopter Eela postponed

  Actress Kajol’s Helicopter Eela has been pushed to October as director Pradeep Sarkar has been hospitalised due to dengue. The film was slated to release on September 7. According to the official spokesperson of the film, Sarkar was recent..

Perfectly Happy

  Diana Penty may not be the leading lady in Happy Phir Bhag Jayegi, a series that was started with her in 2016, but she is happy to take it ahead with its sequel.Diana says she is proud of the fact that Happy Bhag Jayegi is the first female-led c..

Million dollar additions

  Bollywood superstars Akshay Kumar and Salman Khan have secured a spot in Forbes magazine’s World’s Highest Paid Actors 2018 list, topped by Hollywood ace George Clooney. Akshay, known lately for his socially conscious roles in films ..

MAKING MOST OF OPTIONS

  Lipstick Under My Burkha actress Aahana Kumra, who also keeps herself busy by doing short films and TV and web series, says she doesn’t choose to take up fewer feature films.“I don’t choose to do less number of feature films. I..

Taking on nepotism debate

  Whether Kangna Ranaut likes it or not, Bollywood is all set to introduce another actor from a film family to the Hindi movie-going audience this week in Anil Sharma’s Genius. Utkarsh Sharma, son of producer-director Anil Sharma, who will ..

Ready for ‘Panga’

  Nil Battey Sannata director Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari’s next film is Panga, which stars Kangana Ranaut as a national level kabaddi player. The actress says she was moved by the story.Tiwari on Tuesday tweeted about her next directorial, whi..

BIG POINT

  By Nivedita, Actress Vaani Kapoor , who made her film debut with Parineeti Chopra and Sushant Singh Rajput starrer 2013 romantic comedy Shuddh Desi Romance and later signed a three-film deal with the Yash Raj Films, says that she is yet to reac..

Unhappy with tag

  Actress Sonakshi Sinha will next be seen playing a comic role in Mudassar Aziz directorial Hindi film Happy Phirr Bhag Jayegi, a sequel to Happy Bhag Jayegi. As the Dabangg girl is busy in giving promotional interviews, IBNS-TWF brings excerpts...

TOO NEW TO LEAD

  I would love to do a female- centric film in Hindi cinema. However, I feel that I am way too new. I do think that in order to carry a female-led film, you need to do films like Paltan or Firangi. I do not think that right now (is the right ..

Unexpected opportunity

  Actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui, who is gearing up for his forthcoming film Genius has said that he never expected to get an opportunity to work with Anil Sharma who has made successful films like Gadar-Ek Prem Katha and Apne in the past. Nawazu..

Not quitting Bollywood

  By Natalia Ningthoujam,  Singer Shalmali Kholgade made an impressive debut in Bollywood with the romantic song Pareshaan in 2012. She went on to lend her voice for films starring Deepika Padukone, Anushka Sharma and Jacqueline Fernandez. S..

Inclusive appeal

  Actor Tiger Shroff, who has extended his support for mental health and disability with a bhangra pop track titled Dimaag ke taale tod na by a band named 6-Pack Band 2.0 and Brooke Bond Red Label tea. He urges to be patient, accepting differences..

‘Kajol lights up the screen’

  Actress Neha Dhupia says her Helicopter Eela co-star Kajol is phenomenal and lights up the screen. Neha will be seen in a special role alongside Kajol and Riddhi Sen in the forthcoming film. “I feel there are only a few people who are mea..

Honoured role

  Actress Kangana Ranaut is honoured to tell the story of Rani Laxmibai through her forthcoming period drama Manikarnika: The Queen Of Jhansi, and calls it an iconic role. The makers -- Zee Studios and producer Kamal Jain -- here recently released..

Insta debut

Sara Ali Khan, who will soon make her acting debut in Bollywood, joined the photo-sharing website Instagram on Wednesday. As a mark of respect to India, the daughter of actors Saif Ali Khan and Amrita Singh decided to start this journey on Independence..

‘Small’ comfort

  Actress Neha Dhupia, who is coming with Styled by Neha -- a new fashion-based television show -- says the non-fiction space in the small screen medium gives her a chance to be herself and so, be comfortable. “I’ve always been a part..

Building a nation through films

  After an unimpressive debut in Saugandh (1991), Akshay Kumar got a breakthrough with Abbas-Mustan’s Khiladi (1992) and delivered hits like Main Khiladi Tu Anari (1994), Rajiv Rai’s Mohra (1994) and Yash Chopra-produced Yeh Dillagi (1..

Musical bridge

  By Radhika Bhirani Singer Tulsi Kumar, who has sung a duet with Pakistani singer Atif Aslam for a Bollywood film, says music connects people universally and it has the power to connect countries together. Tulsi has sung Paniyon sa with Atif in ..

Widening horizons

  After entertaining the viewers for almost two years now, Zee Yuva is all set to widen its horizon by encouraging a brand new genres of entertainment. From college love story to a complete family drama, the channel has all delivered in all sorts ..

Scripts are supreme

  Actress Kajol, who is gearing up for the release of her forthcoming film Helicopter Eela, says she does not believe in women-oriented films, but believes in good films and scripts. Kajol interacted with media at trailer launch of Helicopter Eela..

Comical mis-step

  “The adult comedy tag didn’t bother me till Mastizaade failed. After that it bothered me. I felt I was underselling myself. I was capable of something more. You tend to get slotted in what you choose.” Milap Zaveri became..

Powering range

  FROM producing Indian cinema’s first ever film on sperm donation to giving an insight into the iconic nucleartest of Pokhran, supermodel turned-actor-producer John Abraham has proved he is a perfect mix of brains and brawn. He says he wis..

Thugs Of Hindostan’s GOT CONNECTION

  YRF’s extra vagant fantasy action adventure Thugs of Hindostan holds the promise of delivering a never-seen-before cinematic experience this Diwali. Given its genre, the makers wanted to create unique and extraordinary visual spectacle tha..

The other side of Yami 

  By Radhika Bhirani, Yami Gautam’s upcoming films Batti Gul Meter Chalu and Uri are different in look, concept and subject -- something she is glad about -- but the actress says the industry is yet to tap into her “other side”,..

Boldly Unconcerned

By Subhash K Jha, Suddenly everyone is talking about actress Rajshri Deshpande. Or rather her bold outing with Nawazuddin Siddiqui in Netflix series Sacred Games. But Rajshri, who has done movies like Angry Indian Goddesses and S Durga, is unfazed by t..

Calling citizen heroes

  Discovery Channel, India’s leading destination for factual entertainment, has started the search for citizen heroes who want to change India for the better. Discovery channel has brought onboard ex-military specialists who will shortlist a..

Stronger with support

  By Natalia Ningthoujam, Actor-filmmaker Kamal Haasan, who entered the film industry when he was just three, has taken baby steps into politics. He says if people are there to support him, no journey, irrespective of its destination, is “o..

Fashionably secure

  Actor Ranveer Singh, who can carry any ensemble with absolute panache, says he stopped fearing being judged for his fashion statement after he started doing what he really felt like doing. Known for his eclectic, quirky and eccentric fashion st..

Real-life inspiration

  &TV has launched a new fiction show, Laal Ishq, a series of passionate love stories with a supernatural twist. Laal Ishq has provided viewers with it eerie presentations of love stories, and next in line to spook the audience is actor Ravish..

Bollywood on wishlist

  Indo-American actress Pooja Kumar, who plays a pivotal role in Kamal Hassan-starrer Vishwaroop 2, says the changing image of women in Indian cinema is quite exciting for artistes like her and so, she wishes to explore more Hindi films. Born and..

Profitable Point

  Superstar Aamir Khan says he takes a higher cut in films profits because he risks his time on projects. But he does so only after the cost of each film is recovered in every aspect. During an interactive session on the topic Writers VS Pro..

Staying grounded

  Actress Huma Qureshi says failure and success are a part of everyones journey, and she doesn’t let them get to her head. “I’ve learnt from my mother that goodness never fails. I also believe in the concept of karma. These have..

Swearing by Kalaripayattu

  Actor Vidyut Jammwal is bringing global recognition to Indian martial art form Kalaripayattu, and says it is an honour to give back to the community. Looper, a US platform, recently released a list of top martial artists across the globe, and Vi..

Confident about challenges

  By Nivedita, Actress Kiara Advani says that working with filmmaker Karan Johar on Lust Stories gave her the confidence to push herself as an actress and try challenging roles.“I have only Karan Johar to thank for that. He put his trust an..

Partners in Trip

  Actress Shweta Tripathi helped her The Trip 2 co-star Amyra Dastur for her wedding look for the web-series. “Shweta is definitely a chuppa rustom (a dark horse) as we say. Meaning she’s got the best timing in terms of comeback jokes..

‘Beautiful’ recognition

  Actors Richa Chadha and Ali Fazal are ecstatic about being tagged the ‘Most Beautiful Couple’ at an awards event in Mumbai recently. The two actors, who have been quite private about their relationship, styled up for the Vogue Beaut..

Digital dreams

  Esha Gupta, who has acted in films and even explored the small screen with a dance show, says she is keen to venture into the digital space. “The whole world is going digital, it is a new wave. Even our TV shows and films are coming on th..

In a ‘HAPPY’ space

  By Radhika Bhirani, FROM the shy and simple Meera of Cocktail to the vivacious and free-spirited Happy of Happy Bhag Jayegi, Diana Penty, who will next be seen in its sequel Happy Phir Bhag Jayegi,isgladhersophomore film itself gave her a chanc..