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Embracing complications

By Sugandha Rawal Prateik Babbar has come to terms with all the complications of his life, and says he has fought the demons of substance abuse. But the actor says he is still “work in progress”, and wants to write a book about his struggle..

Big B reshoots for Sarkar 3

Megastar Amitabh Bachchan had to reshoot some scenes of filmmaker Ram Gopal Varma’s upcoming movie Sarkar 3. The cine icon says he will share the reason behind it soon.“Reshoot in progress. After long hours of debate and discussion Ram Gopal..

Philosophical purpose...

Priyanka Chopra’s current mood is philosophical! The Mary Kom star, currently on a globetrotting spree, is back in town and having a gala time catching up with friends and family, which seemingly has made her realise the ‘true purpose’..

Chasing The Cop

Akshay Kumar has expressed his desire to play the role of retired IPS officer K Vijay Kumar, who led the STF which was instrumental in launching ‘Operation Cocoon’ to kill forest brigand Veerappan. K Vijay has chronicled the story of the ki..

Content over formula

By Durga Chakravarty, She made her debut in Bollywood in 1994 with Aag and later contributed to films like Duplicate, Hum Saath Saath Hain, Sarfarosh and Kal Ho Naa Ho. Actress Sonali Bendre, who has been in the industry for over two decades, says film..

Struggling ‘literally’

Mohit Suri is back with yet another love story Half Girlfriend, which is an adaptation of Chetan Bhagat’s novel of the same name and the director says it was difficult to translate the book into a two-hour format for the celluloid. “It is d..

Revisiting struggles

Cancer survivor actress Manisha Koirala said she would be revisiting a lot of moments of her own life while playing the role of Sanjay Dutt’s mother Nargis in a forthcoming biopic. Nargis was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer and died in the year ..

Musical bond

Musical bond..

Alka-Udit’s Flirt-athon

This Saturday April 22, catch the king and queen of melody Udit Narayan and Alka Yagnik as celebrity guests on Zee TV singing reality show for kids - Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Li’l Champs. Having lent their magical voices to the biggest superstars and delive..

Returning as host?

Filmmaker Rohit Shetty, who hosted the fifth and sixth seasons of the stunt reality show Khatron Ke Khiladi, is likely to return as the host of its upcoming eighth season, says his friend and actor Ajay Devgn. Ajay, who is currently shooting with Shett..

‘I treat success, failure similarly’

By Nivedita, “Somebody once said, ‘success has ruined more people than failure’. So it’s very important to learn from mistakes and not dwell on them. You move on and do your next film.” Success has ruined more people than..

Patch up, please

Rishi Kapoor has requested Kapil Sharma and Sunil Grover to patch up and move on following their in-flight spat. The 64-year-old star expressed his wish in a tweet by writing, “IPL. There is a look-alike of @KapilSharmaK9 in the team of Sun Riser..

Back to delight

After the successful first season of Kuzey Guney, the channel is all set to introduce Kuzey Guney – Season 2 ob popular demand. The first season of the Turkish show aired on Zindagi and resonated well with the audiences. ‘Kuzey Guney’-..

A ‘sweet’ secret!

A ‘sweet’ secret!..

‘Awarded’ confidence

A Best Children’s Film honour at the 64th National Film Awards for his movie Dhanak has made Nagesh Kukunoor more confident about directing movies around children.Known for portraying hard-hitting subjects through his films, Kukunoor said in Mumba..

Thrilled to team-up

Actress Tabu, who is currently busy shooting for Golmaal Again with actor Tusshar Kapoor and ace comedian Johnny Lever, says its a treat to work with them. Tabu shared a photograph with Tusshar and Johnny on Instagram from the set of the film in Goa. I..

Snapping a ‘Marvel’ous bond?

Few days back, we got to know that Chris Evans’ contract with Marvel was coming to an end after Avengers 4 and it seemed unlikely that it would be renewed. But, now he has surprised everyone by saying that Robert Downey Jr. is really closer to wa..

Sure-footed second time...

Baahubali broke the language barrier to become a pan-Indian hit in 2015 but director S S Rajamouli says he was not as sure-footed about the first part as he is for the upcoming sequel Baahubali: The Conclusion.The first movie ended on a cliffhanger, lea..

Capturing simplicity

Actress Rasika Dugal, whose look for Manto resembles the real life Safia Manto, is glad the effort has been “worth it” in capturing the character’s simplicity.Being directed by Nandita Das, Manto is a biographical film based on the Pak..

Impressed with Sona!

Actor Purab Kohli finds his Noor co-star Sonkashi Sinha’s professional conduct impressive. Recalling the time of shooting for the Sunhil Sippy’s forthcoming film, Purab said in a statement, “I am super impressed with her professional ..

Laid back about loss

Bollywood actress Alia Bhatt, who was awarded the Lokmat Maharashtrian of the Year Award, says that she did not feel bad for not winning the National Award for Best Actress this year. Alia’s performance in Udta Punjab was received well by critics..

Nothing to lose

Actress Swara Bhaskar, who is known for being outspoken about her thoughts, says she is not afraid to speak her mind as “doesn’t have much at stake”. “To be brutally honest, I do not have that much at stake. I am not Shah Rukh K..

Saluting the ‘Superstar’

Megastar Amitabh Bachchan has praised Ranbir Kapoor calling him the “superstar” of this generation. The 74-year-old actor shared a throwback picture of young Ranbir on Twitter and showered compliments on him.“And that wide eyed little..

Digital step forward

Filmmaker Kabir Khan, known for movies like Ek Tha Tiger and Bajrangi Bhaijaan, is elated to foray into the digital space with a web-series based on Netaji Subhas Chandra Boses Indian National Army. He says its scale and reach will be beyond any Hindi e..

On way to reinvention

Shrek 5 writer Michael McCullers says that the film franchise has a lot of scope left for exploration. McCullers, 46, says the team has plan ready for the “reinvention” of the series and is also done with penning the script of the upcoming f..

Wanted a better story!

Filmmaker Subhash Ghai says he will not make a second part of his popular 1999 film Taal until he gets a subject better than that of the original entertainer. “Most of the filmmakers cash in on their previous film’s success. If story of the..

Acting not the ony aim!

Actress Nargis Fakhri says being in films is not her only aim in life and she wants to pursue other things as well. The 37-year-old actress says she wants to meet new people and learn new things. “Acting is not the only thing...I want to do a lo..

Bothered by fashion police

Actress Amyra Dastur says she likes to experiment with her style, but doesn’t appreciate fashion policing.Asked if the fashion police bothers her, Amyra told IANS over phone from Mumbai: “It does. I am someone who loves fashion and when some..

No limits for Baahubali

Actor Prabhas on Sunday said he would have dedicated seven years - not just four years - of his life for S S Rajamouli’s Baahubali franchise without a second thought. “For Rajamouli, I would have even spent more than four years on Baahubali..

Blasé about nepotism

Actress Nimrat Kaur feels that the nepotism debate has been blown out of proportion. “When you talk about nepotism it is in each and every profession. For example, a lawyer’s son will have an easy way of being a lawyer just by the virtue of..

Arjun’s Hindi point

Actor Arjun Kapoor says it is sad that people judge others on the basis of how well they speak English and those who struggle with the language are often made fun of. Arjun says there are people who will understand Hindi but will respond in English to ..

RIP rumours!

Farhan Akhtar has the sassiest reply to the rumour of a tiff between Aditya Roy Kapur and him. The multi-talented actor, recently, put to rest these rumours by posting a picture with the Ok Jaanu star.The actors, who caught up last night at Karan Johar..

Death to wait

Iain Glen says although his character in Game Of Thrones is appearing near its death due to the deadly greyscale disease, the actor hints that he will get through the season seven. The 55-year-old actor, who plays Ser Jorah Mormont in the HBO fantasy s..

A starry Burden

By Radhika Bhirani, She earned the epithet of Bollywood’s “jubilee girl” with her string of hits in the Hindi film industry’s golden era. But living that stardom in today’s paparazzi-driven times is something the enigmatic..

Not so ‘hero’ic intentions

Actor Arjun Rampal says his upcoming biopic on jailed gangster-turned-politician Arun Gawli is not an image-building exercise and steers clear of glorifying anything that is undesirable.The film, Daddy, is based on Gawli (61), who is serving a life sent..

‘Deceptive’ debut

Actor Ali Asgar will be seen in Sony SAB’s Trideviyaan. Ali will essay the role of a criminal disguised as an Adivasi woman. He is staying with the Adivasi tribe to avoid being caught by the police. He encounters the Chauhan family while they are ..

Promotion pains

Actress Carey Mulligan says she had tough time promoting films initially in her career so much so that she would end up in “tears” with red carpet events leaving her feeling stressed. The 31-year-old British actress, who is extremely privat..

A project of heart and soul!

Actress Huma Qureshi is making her international debut with Gurinder Chadha’s Viceroy’s House and says she has put her heart and soul in the “moving” tale of the India-Pakistan partition. Directed by British-Indian Gurinder Chad..

‘Killing’ notion!

Actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui, who will be seen playing role of a contract killer in his upcoming Babumoshai Bandukbaaz, thinks murderers can be romantic at heart also. When asked if he will be seen romancing in the film, the Gangs Of Wasseypur 2 star said..

‘Never faced camp system’

Punjabi superstar Diljit Dosanjh says he never faced step-motherly treatment in Bollywood. Diljit, who is a name to reckon with in Punjabi cinema, made a successful Bollywood debut last year with Udta Punjab and is now gearing up for the release of his..

Apolitical stand

Vidya Balan says actors should avoid taking political stands. “Actors shouldn’t take political stands. I don’t take political stands because I don’t want to influence my audience,” Vidya said at the News18 India Chaupal re..

A royal sojourn

By Aasawari Shenolikar Always having portrayed strong women on screen, Sneha Wagh is all set to start on another journey where she gets to play a woman who helps mould a great warrior, a King who sets out to unite the region into one Akhand Punjab. Sne..

Dragons to grow bigger

Game Of Thrones co-director Matt Shakman says dragons will be the size of jumbo jets in the forthcoming seventh season. “The dragons this year are the size of 747s,” ew.com quoted Shakman as saying.He added, “Drogon is the biggest of ..

Too big to be one

The mystery behind ‘why Kattappa killed Baahubali?’ will unfold when S S Rajamouli’s Baahubali 2: The Conclusion releases next month but the director says he enjoyed the fan theories related to the cliffhanger. “I had only one t..

Ruling out differences

Comedian-actor Kapil Sharma on Monday refuted reports of any fight with his co-actor Sunil Grover. Kapil said that for the first time in five years he has shouted at Sunil , adding that he loves, respects and treats him as “an elder brother&rdquo..

‘Hollywood not a place of equality’

Anne Hathaway says she was encouraged while working on the nearly all-female set of Ocean’s Eight recently, acknowledging how uncommon this scenario can be in the showbiz world. The Oscar winner does not shy away from addressing gender inequality..

A different experience

Bollywood actress Sonakshi Sinha, who will be donning the judge’s hat once again for the eight season of dance reality show Nach Baliye, says this time she is going to have a different experience.“I have judged children for a singing reality..

Quiet style

Actor Clive Owen finds it “difficult” to wear outfits that are “too loud” or “too colourful” and will often choose to wear monochrome ensembles as often as he can, and will often try to “tone” down his out..

Eyeing action

Actress Athiya Shetty, who is currently busy shooting for the romantic-comedy Mubarakan, says she would love to be part of an actioner.The actress, who has donned a biker’s avatar for the cosmetic brand Maybelline New York’s Colossal Kajal p..

Taking scrutiny in her stride

Disha Patani has been in news for her alleged romantic relationship with actor Tiger Shroff and her strong reply to slut shaming trolls. The actress says she isnt fond of the public scrutiny, but understands that it is a part and parcel of a celebritys ..

On his own after Machine

By Subhash K Jha, Mustafa, son of director Abbas Burmawalla of the famed Abbas-Mustan duo, says he may have got his “first opportunity” from within the family but he will be on his own after the release of Machine.Mustafa is entering the in..

I feel complete as an actor

His line-up of movies is as eclectic as his reputation as one of the most talented young performers in Bollywood. It seems that 2017 is going to be Rajkummar Rao’s year as he has five films releasing this year, the latest being Vikramaditya Motwa..

Critical Of Choices

Actor Govinda says the film industry has big camps and feels it was a wrong move on his part to not get into any. The 53-year-old actor had a successful career in the 90s but it slowed down after he joined politics in mid-2000s. Though he made a comebac..

No-nonsense transformation

Acclaimed filmmaker Srijit Mukherji revealed on Tuesday how Vidya Balan, who has been known for her jovial and down-to-earth personality, completely transformed herself to no-nonsense brothel madam Begum Jaan. “Before we started shooting Begum Ja..

Beast of a complain

Luke Evans says he was keen on playing the Beast in the upcoming film Beauty And The Beast and was surprised when he was offered Gaston’s role. The 37-year-old actor admits he wanted to essay the main lead, which was eventually played by Dan Stev..

Pressure free

Actress Kiara Advani says one should not be bogged down by the pressure of doing films constantly and should rather focus on doing quality work. Kiara made her debut with 2014 comedy Fugly and went on to appear opposite Sushant Singh Rajput in MS Dhoni..

Talent has no linguistic barrier

By Aasawari Shenolikar She stepped before the camera when she was a teenager. Eighteen year old Mansi Salvi wowed the audience with her freshness and raw appeal in Aashirwad on Zee TV. And from then on, there has been no looking back for this talented ..

Tweet truths!

By Subhash K Jha, Filmmaker Ram Gopal Varma says he feels those who slam him for his controversial tweets, perhaps enjoy them the most. Varma, known for movies like Satya, Company and the Sarkar series, has faced the ire of feminists, activists and pol..

Winter is coming this July!

Looks like things are going to get crazier in the Game of Thrones season 7, which is all set to debut on July 16, as Kit Harington has suggested so.Sharing some insightful details about the show, the 30-year-old actor, who plays Jon Snow, told ABC News ..

Neil to play Sanjay Gandhi

After much speculation on Neil Nitin Mukesh’s role in Madhur Bhandarkar’s Indu Sarkar, it is finally confirmed that the actor will essay the role of Sanjay Gandhi in the film, based on the 1975 Emergency. While the film has the name Indu in..

Trollers beware

Rishi Kapoor has changed his profile on Twitter, warning “trolls and abusers” to stay away or get blocked. The 64-year-old actor, who recently got involved in a fight with a Twitter user, said he would hit back at the abusers in their langua..

will be blown away if i get i get a natinal award

By Sandeep Sharma, She is on a winning spree at various award galas for her impactful portrayal of a Bihari migrant in Udta Punjab. And even though she doesn’t work for trophies, the young and versatile Alia Bhatt says she will be blown away if s..

‘Dabangg’ wish

Amy Jackson has not clarified about her involvement in Dabangg 3 but the actress says Salman Khan is one actor she wants to work with. “I would like to say that in a couple of weeks I will be announcing my next Bollywood projects. I would love to..

Game of balance

Northern Irish actor Conleth Hill says popular fantasy drama series Game Of Thrones has brought some balance in his career, as well as financial independence.Hill, who is seen as a bald-headed eunuch Lord Varys in the hit TV series Game Of Thrones, talk..

Cherished bond

Actor Sanjay Dutt says he shares a beautiful relationship with his three children - Trishala, Iqra and Shahraan. The actor will be making his comeback on the silver screen after three years with the National Award-winning director Omung Kumar’s B..

Bewitching Begum Jaan

Known for sinking deep into the skin of the characters that she plays on screen, Vidya Balan is back with yet another intriguing tale. We bring you the fearlessly brazen look of the actress from her much awaited film Begum Jaan and she looks fierce as ..

Too soon to settle down

Actor Orlando Bloom reportedly split from singer Katy Perry because he wasn’t ready to settle down. According to a source, the former couple, which recently ended their year-long romance, didn’t want to get too serious, reports mirror.co.uk...

Proud of action tag

Actor Vidyut Jammwal does one action film after another, not fearing being typecast. He says it’s because he came to Mumbai aiming to be the best action hero, and he is only striving for that. Vidyut, who has shown his action prowess in films like..

A secure actor

Actor Ashutosh Rana says he is not part of any rat-race and is secure enough to wait for good roles even if it results in missing out on projects. The actor, best known for his negative portrayals in films like Dushman and Sangharsh, believes it is eas..

Taking on trolls

Actress Ayesha Takia Azmi has slammed all those who trolled her over various social media platforms for getting under the knife. Ayesha attended an event, where her swollen lips and cheeks made people wonder if she had undergone plastic surgery. She la..

A gratifying experience

By Nivedita, For Hollywood star Hugh Jackman, who is seen reprising his role as The Wolverine for one final time in the forthcoming superhero film Logan, working on the franchise has been a gratifying, relieving and satisfying experience. He says his j..

It’s a rap for Bhabhiji

Rapper Raftaar and singer Anmol Mallik are set to collaborate for a Bhabhiji single! Surprised? Well… Sahi Pakde Hai! A little birdie confirmed this piece of news that Raftaar and Anmol Malik have come together to record a single for &TV&rsq..

Relishing ‘failure’

Looks like things are still as bitter as ever, between Kangana Ranaut and the Suman family. Here’s a proof to that! After Rangoon failed at the Box Office , actor Shekhar Suman took to Twitter to share his thoughts on the same, which was of course..

One last time

Actor Patrick Stewart, who plays the mutant leader Professor Charles Xavier in the X-Men series, has announced his retirement from the money-spinning franchise. Stewart made the announcement at a SiriusXM Town Hall where he appeared alongside Logan dir..

Connecting to youth

Veteran off-spinner Harbhajan Singh says he wanted to connect with youth and that’s what urged him to be part of youth-based reality show MTV Roadies Rising. He will be seen as a gang leader in the reality show.“With MTV and ‘Roadies&..

Delayed again?

Perhaps being one of the most awaited movies of this year, Jagga Jasoos does not seem to get out of problems. Director Anurag Basu took to twitter and shared the news of a possible delay in the release of the movie, again. “#JaggaJasoos is a Fami..

Best Actor Awards

Damien Chazelle, 32, has become the youngest winner of the Best Director honour at the Academy Awards. He bagged the trophy for helming the hit musical La La Land. Chazelle, who was also nominated for Best Original Screenplay for the film but lost to M..

Best Film: Moonlight

In a rare and unexpected gaffe, La La Land which dominated the 89th Academy Awards, was announced the winner of the Best Picture category, when in fact it was Moonlight. Presenters Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway, pondered a while before reading the cue ..

The Salesman

Iranian film The Salesman by Asghar Farhadi, who skipped the awards in protest of US President Donald Trump’s travel ban, won the Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film. In his statement, which was read out at the ceremony, he said, “I’..

Hoping to leave a mark

Gaurav Khanna who was last seen &TV’s show Tere Bin has been roped into seen essaying the role of Virendra Singh, the lead protagonist in Life OK’s upcoming big project Prem Ya Paheli: Chandrakanta which is produced by Nikhil Sinha. Wha..

Varun mum on Govinda’s remarks

Actor Varun Dhawan today chose to stay mum over Govinda’s recent remarks on his filmmaker father David Dhawan. Govinda had recently criticised David for not standing by him during hard times.“I have not heard it,” Varun said when aske..

Sultan effect

His career got a face-lift after starring alongside Salman Khan in last year’s blockbuster Sultan and Amit Sadh says he was amused to see how the film also gave a major boost to his social media profile. The actor says he would get very few likes..

Priyanka Chopra to attend 2017 Oscars

LOS ANGELES, Feb 25, (IANS) INTERNATIONALLY acclaimed Bollywood actress Priyanka Chopra has announced that she will be attending the upcoming 89th Academy Awards.Priyanka took to Instagram on Friday night to share the news with her fans while posting..

Keen to collaborate

Actor Krushna Abhishek says he will definitely collaborate with Kapil Sharma even though they are perceived as strong competitors. Krushna and Kapil’s supposed rivalry dates back to last year when Kapil left Colors and started his series, The Kap..

Films in focus

Popular television actor Anup Soni says he would now like to do more films. Anup has acted in shows like Sea Hawks, Saaya, Balika Vadhu, CID, Crime Patrol. In between he has also been part of films like Fiza, Raaz, Hathyar and Gangaajal among others. ..

Starry delay

Shooting for a show involves a lot of time and money and any kind of delays can make the producers bear a good cost for it. The producers of &TV’s The Voice India had a taste of some starry delays as yesteryear star Govinda turned up for the s..

Praising performance

Actor Akshay Kumar says the way Taapsee Pannu performed in Baby inspired the makers to come up with spin-off, Naam Shabana, based on the actress’ character in the spy thriller. The cast and crew of the movie produced by Neeraj Pandey was in the N..

‘A Perfect Women’s Day Watch’

Actress Kangana Ranaut, who will be seen as ‘fearless Julia’, a leading actress who travels, performs and entertains soldiers of the British Indian Army in Vishal Bhardwaj’s period drama Rangoon, says the film is a perfect Women’..

‘Leap’ing in

Waaris has made a mark amongst the audience with its gripping story line about a girl who is portrayed as a boy to the world. The makers have decided on a leap and roped in Farnaz Shetty to play grown up protagonist Manu. Just like child artiste Sania T..

Restricted by repercussions

Bollywood Director Karan Johar today said the fear of repercussions was one of the reasons for him not to adapt Amish Thripathi’s Shiva Trilogy.“Fear of repercussions was one of the reasons for not adapting Amish Thripathi’s Shiva Tril..

Piyaa Albela set to rock

By Anjalina Francis PIYAA Albela, an Indian television serial series, premiered on February 6, is all set to be aired from Monday to Friday at 8:30pm on Zee TV. The show is all about spirituality, with questions about life unanswered by ..

‘India special to me!’

By Bedika Hollywood star Drew Barrymore says she has a “deep connection” to India and cannot wait to visit the country again. “I have been to India two different times and I actually wrote a chapter on it in my book Wildflower last ye..

Braced for all Fridays

She has tasted success with her films in the South movie industry as well as Bollywood but actress Taapsee Pannu says she is aware that the equation in the film business is dynamic and changes every Friday. Taapsee made her acting debut with 2010 Telug..

Laid-back about lows

He made a successful debut with Tere Mere Sapne, but actor Arshad Warsi says after a string of box office debacles post his first film he was jobless for nearly three years until movies like Seher and Munna Bhai MBBS came his way. The actor, who went o..

Pitching for partnership

They have been friends for the longest time and collaborated on several projects but Govinda feels he can team up with superstar Salman Khan again for a film provided a good script comes their way. Govinda and Salman have worked in films like Partner, ..

Irada would make powerful impact

By Anshuman Bhargava, MP girl Aparnaa Singh is awaiting the release of her directorial debut Irada with bated breath. It is just days to go and she has a packed and exciting schedule ahead. The Hitavada caught up with her amid all the bustle and she op..

Close to heart

Actor Varun Dhawan who is gearing up for the release of Badrinath Ki Dulhania, says the forthcoming film is close to his heart. “Badrinath Ki Dulhania is going to be my first release of this year, so this one is really close to my heart,” s..

Regretful of decisions

Actress Shamita Shetty, who has had a short stint in the Hindi film industry, says she made many choices she could have avoided. Shamita’s Bollywood career never took off as well as that of her sister Shilpa.Asked if she has any regrets in making..

Skeptical of ‘new interest’

Actor-filmmaker Mahesh Manjrekar feels there is a sudden awareness amongst Bollywood celebrities regarding Marathi cinema but hopes they come up with something new and not what works for them in the Hindi film industry.The Natsamrat director says after ..

Making ‘training’ count

Actor R Madhavan will be playing the role of a pilot in Chanda Mama Door Ke and the actor says his experience of working on Om Prakash Mehra’s Rang De Basanti and late 1990s television show Sea Hawks will help in performing better. Madhavan joins..