Entertainment

‘Calm’ cue

    Actor Shahid Kapoor says he and his wife Mira have a different approach when it comes to parenting. He says she tells him to calm down a bit when it comes to their two children, while he feels she is “too casual”. Shahid ope..

Dabangg homecoming

  Actress Sonakshi Sinha, who will soon start working on Dabangg 3, said that shooting for the action-drama film is like homecoming for her as she ventured into films with the franchise. Sonakshi, who was interacting with the media at Chrome Pict..

Dream project

  Actress Nushrat Bharucha, who was last seen on-screen in Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety, says she feels blessed being a part of the quirky comedy film Dream Girl, which also stars Ayushmann Khurrana. On being a part of Dream Girl, Nushrat said, “..

Pertinent focus

  After years of silence, today the women of our country are finally standing up unitedly against harassment with unusual strength and courage. Celebrating this spirit of awakening, Star Bharat is all set to launch its new show Ek Thi Rani Ek Tha ..

A bundle of ‘Happy’ness

  Jasmin Bhasin is back on television with Star Plus’ new offering Dil Toh Happy Hai Ji. For the actor, the character of Happy Mehra is so much like her that she doesn’t even feel she is acting. She is currently seen facing her fears a..

‘Men don’t age in India’

  By Komal Panchamatia, Actor-director Pooja Bhatt believes women start blooming in their forties but somehow they are not represented correctly on the screen whereas men continue to play characters half their age. Pooja, who is returning to the..

Choicest concern

  Actor Arshad Warsi says it bothers him when big films fail because top stars get all the good scripts so one expects them to choose better. An actor’s saleability and recent record at the box office helps him/her land all the top proj..

‘Mark’edly unperturbed

  Director M Night Shyamalan says he is not bothered by the criticism of Mark Wahlberg, who had once called their 2008 collaboration, The Happening, a “bad movie”. “The Happening” was a psychological thriller which followe..

‘Kareena: My role model’

  Actress Karisma Kapoor, who believes in moving with the times, considers her younger sister Kareena Kapoor Khan her role model. The glamorous sisters sat down for a tete-a-tete with each other for Kareena’s radio show, Ishq 104.8 FM’..

‘Advocating’ happiness

  Actress Richa Chadha, who will be seen sharing screen space with actor Akshaye Khanna in the upcoming courtroom drama Section 375, says she is excited to play a lawyer on screen for the first time. “I am excited to play a lawyer on screen..

Titular grouse

  Actor Emraan Hashmi has criticised the Central Board of Film Certification’s order to rename his forthcoming film from Cheat India to Why Cheat India. The actor says that instead of changing the title, we need to change the education syste..

IN AWE OF ALIA

  Actor Ranveer Singh is all praise for his Gully Boy co-star Alia Bhatt. On working with Alia in the upcoming film, Ranveer told IANS, “Before working on Gully Boy, I did some ads with Alia and they were really fun. She has lovely energy ab..

Starry Chowki

  Actor-comedian Sanket Bhosale, who is part of the show MTV Beats, says he loves to create his make-believe world. Dr Sanket Bhosale’s Baba Ki Chowki gleamed with the best of Bollywood stars. After faces like Salman Khan, Ranbir Kapoor, Ali..

Patriotic point

  National award-winning lyricist Prasoon Joshi, who penned the songs for the upcoming film Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi says people should express their love for country openly and should not make patriotism their “convenience”. D..

Audience favourite

  Actress Alia Bhatt, who delivered a power-packed performance in Raazi last year, is now looking forward to the release of projects like Gully Boy and Brahmastra. She believes her movies appeal to audiences across all age groups, including c..

Different shade of love

  Set against the backdrop of Bihar, Agnifera started with a family drama of two unconventional brides and one groom entangled in an unusual dilemma. As the story progressed, Ragini and Srishti even with their opposing personalities formed a beaut..

Grooming goals

  By Natalia Ningthoujam, Grammy and Academy Award-winning musician A R Rahman has racked up an impressive list of accomplishments. Now, the music maestro, who turned 52 recently feels the desire to give back and nurture “some of the younge..

Floored by Queen

  Actress Mishti Chakraborty, who essays a pivotal role in Manikarnika - The Queen of Jhansi, says the upcoming film’s lead actress Kangana Ranaut has a good sense of humour that many people do not know about. Mishti also praised Kangana fo..

All for the vibe

  Singer Shalmali Kholgade, who wore a shimmering hot pants with a crop top in latest song Khullam Khulla, featuring Diplo and Vishal Dadlani, says it’s important to complement the music visually. The indie pop diva exudes confidence in the..

Empowering lessons

  Actor Arjun Kapoor is taking horse riding lessons to prep for his upcoming period drama Panipat and says the process of learning has been therapeutic and empowering. Arjun on took to Instagram, where he shared a photograph of himself on a horse..

‘Bollywood is a consuming place’

Yami Gautam says the film industry is a “consuming place” and can drain a person emotionally. The actor says the key for her to stay sane is being able to hold her own guard. “It can either take one film or more for someone to be up the..

Eager to evolve

  Ranveer Singh says he wants to explore something new with each of his project, and keep on evolving as an artiste. “As an artiste, I have always wanted to entertain audiences, at the same time offering something new to them with every fil..

Stereotype funda

  Model-anchor Rochelle Rao is thrilled about the new season of The Kapil Sharma Show as she will get to play “quite a few different avatars” on the show. She says as far as comedy shows are concerned, they aren’t just related to..

Fairly in spotlight

  By Arundhuti Banerjee From showing a pregnant woman in her early 50s at centrestage in a mainstream film to pretty faces of Hindi cinema being cast as characters celebrating their sexual desire unabashedly -- 2018 offered some milestones for wo..

Ghostly turn

  Sony SAB is set to kick-start 2019 on a high note with its newest show – Band Baja Bandh Darwaza. The horror-comedy show starring Mukesh Tiwari, will take viewers on a roller-coaster ride with a ghostly twist. Known for his brilliant perfo..

‘Imperfect’ belief

  Actor Anand Tiwari, who will be seen in a cameo in the finale of Imperfect -- a series he has produced -- says he does not believe in perfection. “I don’t really believe in perfection. Life is (about) continuous learning. Out of the..

For the love of acting

  By Nivedita, A known name in southern films, actress Shubra Aiyappa is now driving all her energies to enter Bollywood. She feels that acting is not the kindest career to opt for but the satisfaction it delivers is unmatched. “Acting is n..

Unconventional rise to stardom

  Ayushmann Khurrana, who emerged as the biggest star of 2018 with the back-to-back box office success of AndhaDhun and Badhai Ho, attributes his success to choosing unconventional yet entertaining stories.  Khurrana says he has always belie..

Bittersweet ageing

  Emma Stone has opened up about the “bittersweet’’ experience of leaving her 20s saying with age she has learned to accept that she would not be able to please everyone.  The La La Land star, who turned 30 on November 6, sa..

‘2018: My year’

  Nora Fatehi featured in the videos of this year’s hit songs Dilbar and Kamariya. She made her singing debut and bagged big films like Salman Khan-starrer Bharat. She says that 2018 is definitely her year. “I definitely feel that 201..

Added Threat

  Screenwriter-director Farhad Samji has revealed that the Baahubali star Rana Daggubati will play a threat in their upcoming film Housefull 4. Rana had replaced Nana Patekar in the film after the veteran actor was accused of sexual misconduct by ..

Eager to repeat success

  Rajkummar Rao, who had a great year with Omerta and Stree, recently said he is happy with the popularity of content-driven cinema and hopes every year turns out to be good for him as an actor. The 34-year-old actor has seen a steady rise to sta..

GLADLY GREY

  Barkha Bisht Sengupta the popular Television and Bengali actress will soon be seen playing the role of Bhairavi in Kaal Bhairav Rahasya 2 on Star Bharat. Excerpts: Tell us about your character in Kaal Bhairav Rahasya 2? I am playing the role ..

‘Film industry  is a market’

  Baahubali writer Manoj Muntashir says the film industry is a market and every market has its own set of rules. “The film industry is a market and every market has its own set of rules. The primary one being -- the limelight is focused on t..

Kids zone on wish list

  The new year has an exciting and eclectic slate of films lined up for Sonakshi Sinha, who says she would love to work in a movie aimed at entertaining children. “I feel it is very crucial to keep the kids entertained in every household as ..

Disappointment take aways

  Katrina Kaif believes the takeaway from disappointment is that it gives a reality check to the people involved in the film.Katrina, whose last feature Thugs of Hindostan failed to register a strong performance at the box office and was panned by..

Tough act

  National Award-winning actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui says that he had to work really hard to get the personality and mannerisms right to play the role of late politician Bal Thackeray on the big screen. During the trailer launch of Thackeray recentl..

Simpsons universe beckons

  Actress Priyanka Chopra and her singer husband Nick Jonas have become a part of The Simpsons family with their own caricatured characters. Priyanka, who is spending Christmas with her family in London, took to Instagram to share The Simpsons re..

Scripting preference

  Superstar Aamir Khan, who is called as the perfectionist of Bollywood, looks at the script while deciding a film. “When I sign a film, I first look at the story or the script...Actors and technicians are all a part of the film but it all b..

Home territory

  “My home territory is Simmba, which is (full of) herogiri. It is something that I always wanted be, which is an action hero. As a kid you fantasise about those larger-than-life characters, dialogues, big action sequences, muscles and all.&..

Rooting for Karanvir

  Ahead of the Bigg Boss 12 finale, television actress and former Bigg Boss winner Shweta Tiwari has urged audience to shower their love upon actor Karanvir Bohra, who is currently inside the Bigg Boss 12 house as a contestant.Like a good fri..

Not slowing down

  Neha Dhupia says doing films would take a while as she does not know what her character would require her to do in terms of the look. The actor welcomed baby girl, Mehr last month with husband Angad Bedi.“If I have to mould myself into a ..

Striking the right Balance

    By Nivedita, She is one of the fittest celebrities in Bollywood and is currently in the news more for her personal relationship, but Malaika Arora says that it comes with the territory. She feels one needs to strike the right balance an..

Beautiful bond

  Filmmaker Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari, who is collaborating for the first time with actress Kangana Ranaut in the film Panga, has said they share a beautiful relationship and their love for each other will only increase as the shooting progresses. Tiwa..

Slamming stereotype

  Actress Teena Singh, who has featured in projects like Akira and Broken But Beautiful, says she is not a fan of people who stereotype women. “I dislike people who stereotype women, like how could they judge any girl wearing a short dress ..

Web of interest

  Bollywood actor Emraan Hashmi, who will be seen in the Netflix project Bard of Blood, says he finds the digital platform interesting for new stories. “I think the whole practice of watching stories on a digital platform is very interestin..

Reality check

  ACTOR Aahana Kumra, who had accused Sajid Khan of inappropriate behaviour during a professional meeting, says people in the industry are now scared, post the #MeToo movement. The actor says, fear, which wasn’t there earlier, has set in the..

Small Big Debut

  TRUE to the vision of creating values-driven content that is relatable and uplifting, Sony SAB’s latest offering My Name Ijj Lakhan, is an engaging story of a young man trying to reform his ways. Critically-acclaimed actor Shreyas Talpade ..

Heartbroken with failure

  ACTRESS Fatima Sana Shaikh’s last release Thugs Of Hindostan bombed at the box office, leaving her heartbroken and sad. Despite the presence of industry giants like Amitabh Bachchan, Aamir Khan and Katrina Kaif, the Thugs... fizzled out an..

Cherished chance!

  Amit Tandon, one of the three Indians handpicked to showcase their comic talent in the upcoming global Netflix series Comedians Of The World, sees it as an exciting platform to extend his reach from a limited audience to whole world. Amit will ..

Streaming delight

  Veteran actress Ratna Pathak Shah, who was seen earlier this year in a Netflix film Love Per Square Foot and will soon be seen in another upcoming Netflix original show Selection Day, says the digital platform opened the gates to better stories ..

Calling real life heroes

  Not all heroes wear cape; some choose to become a Roadie. India’s youth shall yet again prepare for the biggest youth reality show, as the upcoming season promises to blow your minds away. Following 15 unparalleled seasons, Droom MTV Roadi..

Tiding over setback

  Actor Saqib Saleem, geared up for web show Rangbaaz after the failure of multi-starrer film Race 3, says though he received his first negative review for the film, it offered him wide exposure. “I got my first ever negative review and cri..

Commercial endorsement

  Bollywood newcomer Sara Ali Khan considers her Simmba director Rohit Shetty the “king of commercial cinema”.“I am a huge Rohit sir fan. I aspire for versatility, and I mean it. I messaged Rohit sir thrice and he responded on th..

Live hopes

  Singer Tulsi Kumar, who went on a UK performance tour earlier this year, hopes to see a spurt in the demand for live concerts. Tulsi went on the High Rated Gabru UK Tour 2018 with singer Guru Randhawa, and the shows were well received. “I..

Awarded confidence

  Actress Radhika Madan, who has bagged the Most Promising Newcomer award, says she feels motivated to work harder to entertain people through her work. “I didn’t expect it. It just happened. It motivates me to work even harder to ent..

Living Life, king size

By Aasawari Shenolikar, He has ruled the marquee for well over twenty-five years. Needless to say he has built a solid fan following, consisting of young and old alike, over a period of time. Whether his movies are blockbusters or they sink like the Ti..

‘Famous’ realisation

  Actress Julia Roberts, 51, revealed that the first time she realised she was famous was when she was in a bathroom stall at age 21 and a fan asked her for an autograph. The actress had just starred in the 1988 film Mystic Pizza at the time of he..

Private person

  Actress Alia Bhatt says she feels shy to talk about her relationship with her Brahamastra co-star Ranbir Kapoor. Alia interacted with the media at the Nickelodeon Kids Choice Awards 2018 recently. In a recent interview, Alia’s filmmaker f..

Charged denial

  Terming as “baseless” the allegations levelled against him by Bigg Boss 11 winner Shilpa Shinde allegations, Producer Vikas Gupta has asked the actress to focus on her work. Talking to mediapersons in Mumbai on Monday, Vikas exclaim..

empowering point

    For actress Kangana Ranaut, who is bringing Rani Laxmibai’s story to the big screen with Manikarnika, her female co-stars are crucial to the biopic. A firm believer of women power, she says people need to stop suppressing them. Fo..

‘Surprising’ burden

  Shubhangi Atre, who plays Angoori Bhabi in Bhabi Ji Ghar Par Hain, has won Best Actress - Comedy actor at Indian Television Academy (ITA) Awards. She says doing comedy is pretty hard and that the audience wants to be surprised. “It’..

Fair take on cheating

  Actor Emraan Hashmi, who is gearing up for his forthcoming release Cheat India, has said every student and parent must watch it as it brings to the fore the irregularities present in our education system. Emraan was interacting with the media du..

On ‘auto-tuning’ mode

  One must not belittle the present day singers for using “auto-tuning”, as there is a great demand for it among the audience, says popular Bollywood singer Shaan (Shantanu Mukherjee). “Auto-tuning that you are talking about is ..

FEELING FORTUNATE

  By Souvik Ghosh, K ATRINA Kaif scorched the internet with her sizzling looks and dance moves in the song HusnParchamfromAanand L Rai’s Zero. At the launching event of Husn Parcham, the 35-yearoldactress spoke about the film as well as her..

SHRUGGING OFF SNUB

    A CTOR Milo Ventimiglia is not bothered about being snubbed for an award nomination at the Golden Globes as they do not matter to him. The41-year-oldactor’shit NBC show was overlooked at the Golden Globes nomination as the series g..

Surprised by success 

  By Radhika Bhirani, As livewire as her songs, Neha Kakkar says she never thought she could make it as big as she has as a female singer in showbiz. Neha, who has lent her power-packed voice to songs like London thumakda, Tukur tukur, Kaala chas..

Magical praise

  Former Castle star Stana Katic, who will be seen sharing screen space with Radhika Apte in a World War II spy drama, says the Indian actress is magical. “She (Radhika) is magical. It was quite a lot of fun working opposite her. She is a v..

Spontaneous co-star

  Actor Omkar Kapoor, who will soon be seen sharing screen space with Rishi Kapoor in the upcoming film Jhoota Kahin Ka, says the veteran star is a spontaneous actor and keeps everyone on their toes as a performer during scenes. Talking about wor..

Overcoming ‘short’comings

    By Aasawari Shenolikar, A sunny room with a fantastic view. The coolest man on this planet relaxing with a hot cup of coffee. A welcome with the warmest of hug. An interaction loaded with wit and laughter, an interaction which totally e..

Most-streamed Rhapsody

  Bohemian Rhapsody, the iconic single by legendary British rock band Queen, is the world’s most-streamed song from the 20th century, as well as the most-streamed Classic Rock song of all time, according to Universal Music Group. The track w..

Ethnic take

  An actor is much more than his ethnicity and his religion, says Sikh singer-actor Diljit Dosanjh, who has found popularity in Indian showbiz with his versatile roles in films like Udta Punjab, Phillauri and Soorma, as well as with his songs. &l..

Excitement On air!

  Actress Shilpa Shinde says she is super excited to host a show for the first time ever on a radio channel. “I’m super excited to host a show for the first time ever on a radio channel and what better than RED FM. Watching these conte..

A Special Step

  Acclaimed Marathi actress Girija Oak, who has featured in Hindi movies like Taare Zameen Par and Shor in the City, is currently working in Sony Entertainment Television’s new show Ladies Special. Talking about the show, Girija revealed tha..

Down With Barriers

  Film producer Farhan Akhtar, who is gearing up for the release of K.G.F: Chapter 1, as a presenter, has said that barriers in Indian films are honing down every day. Farhan Akthar was interacting media at the trailer launch of K.G.F: Chapter 1 ..

Cherished chance

  Actress Sanya Malhotra says working with Nawazuddin Siddiqui in her forthcoming release Photograph has been a huge thing for her as it gave her the opportunity to work with her favorite actor.  “I started shooting for Photograph right..

Romance of a different kind

  Shah Rukh Khan may have romanced some of the biggest leading ladies in the Hindi film industry, but filmmaker Aanand L Rai says in Zero, he has made the superstar fall in love with life. In the film, Shah Rukh is playing a vertically challenged ..

‘Horrifyingly’ real

  While horror movies often seem too terrifying to be real, we have heard many horror stories that are known to be real. Adding up to the spirit of the genre, Bhushan Patel’s upcoming horror film Amavas has been shot at a castle in London th..

(Un)Social Reasons

  ACTRESS Aishwarya Rai Bachchan kept away from the social media for a very long time until joining Instagram earlier this year. She says the fact that people start seeing it as a“barometric reflection of your popularity or status” was..

Successful burden

  TIGER Shroff, who delivered a box office hit withBaaghi 2, is looking forward to his kitty of new projects,but says the action entertainer is a tough act for him to follow up as an actor. He will next be seen in Dharma Productions’ Student..

‘Don’t want to box myself’

  BRITISH-Indian actor Banita Sandhu, who made her debut with October, says she does not want to limit herself to a particular genre. The 20-year-old actor says she enjoys commercial cinema and she wants to be associated with good content. “..

Uber talented

  Filmmaker Nikkhil Advani has praised actress Mrunal Thakur, who is featuring in the upcoming movie Batla House, and has called her “uber talented” and gorgeous. Advani shared a photograph of Mrunal and captioned it: “And then ..

Mammoth offering

  From the filmmakers of Lord Of The Rings and Hobbit comes yet another epic adventure film, Mortal Engines! The movie is slated to release in India in English, Hindi, Tamil and Telugu on December 7, a week before the film’s US release. Dire..

Radical choices

  Actor Ayushmann Khuranna says the kind of films he is doing are an extension of his street theatre days as they are real and entertaining at the same time. The AndhaDhun star, who has been a part of theatre group Aaghaaz from DAV college Chandi..

Up for challenges

  By Arundhuti Banerjee, Debuting in the Hindi film industry under the Yash Raj Films banner opposite Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan is a dream for any aspiring actress. Anushka Sharma earned that opportunity and achieved more milestones in h..

Huge high

  Actress-model Zaara Yesmin says featuring in Guru Randhawa’s song Tere Te, backed by music label T-Series, has been a great opportunity for her. Zaara interacted with the media to promote Tere Te. It is sung by Guru and features Zaara wit..

Ruling out repetition

  By Nivedita Abhishek Kapoor, who is gearing up for his next directorial Kedarnath, says his attempt as a filmmaker is not to repeat himself with a similar kind of films on the big screen.When asked about how he inspires himself with every new p..

Solo hopes

  Actress Kangana Ranaut, who will be seen playing the role of Rani Laxmibai in Manikarnika - The Queen of Jhansi, hopes that her forthcoming film gets a solo release at the box office early next year. There were reports that Hrithik Roshan starr..

At ease with trolls

  Actress Niharica Raizada, who is excited about her forthcoming film Total Dhamaal, says that trolling on social media is good as well as bad. The actress during a recent interview said, “Trolling is a good thing and a bad thing also. Anyo..

Back after hiatus

  Multi-talented personality Suchitra Krishnamoorthi, who released her new single Sawan barse after 18 years, says though she lost her confidence in singing, her daughter and family friends encouraged her to sing all over again. “I would sa..

A tough journey

  Actor Pankaj Tripathi, who is shooting in a small town of Uttar Pradesh for his next Kaagaz, says he has faced struggles in his life and added that it took him over a decade to make his own identity in film industry. Kaagaz is based on the real..

Priyanka-Nick get married in a Christian ceremony

  JODHPUR, (PTI), PRIYANKA Chopra and Nick Jonas on Saturday said ‘I do’ as they exchanged wedding vows as per Catholic traditions at Umaid Bhawan Palace here. According to People magazine, groom’s father, Paul Kevin Jonas Sr,..

Stronger come back on cards

  As television actress Jennifer Winget starrer show Bepannah is going off the air, the actress assured her fans that she will come back soon with something more exciting onscreen. “...I will be back after a short break with something new a..

Fair feat!

  Akshay Kumar says it was easy for him to get five A-list female actors for his next Mission Mangal, a feat he believes would be difficult to pull off with his male co-stars.Touted as India’s first space film, Mission Mangal will feature fe..

Mammoth return

  Actor Rahul Bose, who was last seen in Vishwaroopam II, has said that he will start shooting for Baahubali: Before the Beginning in December. He was interacting with media at the inauguration of an art show called Breaking Barriers in Mumbai re..

Views on air

  Actress Kareena Kapoor Khan, who is marking her debut as a radio show presenter, has said that people advised her againt getting married as it would end her career.Kareena, who is happily married to actor Saif Ali Khan, launched What Women Want ..

Globally Relevant

      “Though animals and plants cannot raise their voice against human beings, they have the right to live. So do not spoil the mother nature,” he said.The film is a sequel of Enthirana released in 2010 and written and ..

Unconventional convictions

  Shriya Pilgaonkar, who currently features in the web series Mirzapur, believes the industry is still discovering the digital medium.Shriya, daughter of accomplished actors Sachin and Supriya Pilgaonkar, made her acting debut with Shah Rukh Khan ..

Progressive step

  Patralekhaa, who will be next seen in Pradeep Sarkar’s Arranged Marriage, says it is a progressive film. The movie will explore relationships in a family and their involvement during the process of an arranged marriage. “My characte..

An ode to India

  Actress Freida Pinto says actor-filmmaker Andy Serki’s Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle is an ode to India.The film is based on Rudyard Kipling’s widely-read classic The Jungle Book -- story of a boy in an Indian jungle, who grows up wit..