Entertainment

Following Aamir’s cue

  Priyanka Chopra’s next Marathi production Paani, directed by actor- filmmaker Adinath Kothare that went on floors on May 10 has a very interesting story behind its making. Paani is based on the real life story of Hanumant Kendre from Nagd..

‘Difficult to slot m e’

  By Natalia Ningthoujam, Rajeev Khandelwal likes to describe himself as “an explorer, a husband and an actor”, but thanks to his on-screen roles, he has been labelled as a lover boy, a charmer and more. He says owing to the different..

Boys’ new chapter

  Vocal group Backstreet Boys are back with a new song titled Don’t go breaking my heart -- their first track in five years. Its band member AJ McLean called it “just the beginning of the next Backstreet Boys’ chapter”. &l..

Commercial conviction

  Actor Arjun Kapoor, who will be seen in an item number titled Chumme mein chavanprash along with his cousin Harshvardhan Kapoor in Bhavesh Joshi, says doing energetic songs gives him a high as he believes in entertaining people through “co..

Happy to be a host!

  Actress Nora Fatehi, who will be seen hosting a dating reality show Dating in the Dark, says she always wanted to be the face of a show. “I'm very excited to start the shoot of Dating in the Dark, this is huge for me as I've always wanted ..

‘Slick’praise

  French DJ William Sami Etienne Grigahcine, who goes by the stage name DJ Snake, finds actress Tamannah Bhatia's take on the track Magenta riddim slick. The Turn down for what hitmaker is a huge Bollywood fan and shot his latest single Magenta ridd..

‘Comedy is not easy’

  Actress Kriti Sanon says working on comic caper Arjun Patiala was an exciting journey but she doesn’t find comedy an easy genre. Maddock films is bringing actor-singer Diljit Dosanjh back in uniform, this time with Kriti and actor Varun S..

CLEAR WITH CHOICES

  Bollywood actor-producer John Abraham says that he is very happy to make a come back with a film like Parmanu: The Story of Pokhran, after two years of his last release Force 2. The actor recently was asked what made him stay away from films fo..

Bonding over cuss words

  Popular Hollywood actor Ryan Reynolds bonded with Bollywood star Ranveer Singh over a discussion about Hindi cuss words. Reynolds quipped it would be an “international incident” if he tried to curse in Hindi.His comment came in resp..

Unaffected by fame

  Actress Isabelle Kaif, who is preparing her for a “hectic” life in the film industry, says her sister and actress Katrina Kaif has not changed after gaining fame, Isabelle, who made her acting debut with Dr. Cabbie, spoke about Katr..

RULLING OUT RESTRICTIONS

  After featuring in multiple language films from Hindi, Marathi, Bengali and to projects in South India, Radhika Apte is all set to make her foray in Hollywood and the actor says she always had the desire to do international cinema. Apte will be..

Success ‘status’ quo

  Actress Rani Mukerji, who is currently riding high on the success of her comeback film Hichki, says age or marital status of an actress has nothing to do with a films failure or success. Asked if she feels that age and marital status of an actr..

Swearing by friends

  Actress Sonam Kapoor Ahuja, who is gearing up for the release of her forthcoming film Veere Di Wedding, says her closest friends are Jacqueline Fernandez, Kareena Kapoor Khan and Swara Bhasker. Asked if real friends can’t be made in Bolly..

COPING MECHANISM

  By Ranvir S Nayar, Actress Huma Qureshi says she has had to deal with people making sexual advances at her, not only in the cinema industry but by people from different professions.Asked about sexual exploitation and harassment of women, Huma s..

Dream run

  Actor Harsh Chhaya, who is making his debut as a film director with Khajoor Pe Atke, says he always wanted to work behind the camera as a film director and writer. Asked about the reason behind the shift from acting to directing, Harsh told IAN..

Early treat

    Indian audience is going to get an early glimpse of the enormous dinosaurs roaring on the big screen than the whole world. The much-awaited third instalment of Jurassic World, titled ‘Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom’, wil..

‘I can’t believe I am an actor!’

  Sanya Malhotra, who shot to fame with her debut 2016’s Dangal, says the feeling that she is an actor is yet to sink in. Today, Sanya has her hands full with three films - Ritesh Batra’s Photograph, Badhai Ho with Ayushmann Khurrana ..

Curtain call for Quantico

  Indian actress Priyanka Chopra’s Quantico will not be getting a fourth season. The network ABC has opted to cancel the terrorism drama. Its season 3 finale will now serve as the series ender, reports deadline.com. Quantico, from ABC Studi..

TANTRUM QUEEN

    A CTRESS throwing tantrums on the set for more screen time and space is something we are accustomed to hearing almost every day; and courtesy the competition the sedays,we can imagine why. However have you heard abouta fitthrown by an a..

Mauli’s mulgi

  M IRZYA actress Saiyami Kher wiill make her Marathi film debut asRiteishDeshmukh’sleading lady in his next production and acting venture titled Mauli. The film, directed by Aditya Sarpotdar, is produced under Riteish’s banner Mumbai ..

Driven by Guilt

  By Kishori Sud, A CTOR Prateik Babbar, who battled substance abuse in 2013, opened up about his drug addiction like few do in Bollywood. He says he was marred by “guilt”, whichmadehimgopublicon his personal life. Celebrities have of..

Quietly patriotic

  By Farina Salim Quraishi, Truth is stranger than fiction, and can be no less entertaining. When the truth is about the charged Indo-Pak ties, curated with care and presented from the heart, one can be assured that the ensuing product will be a ..

Honoured to play Nargis

Manisha Koirala says she feels honoured to play the role of Sanjay Dutts mother and late actress Nargis Dutt in Rajkumar Hiranis upcoming film Sanju.Manisha interacted with the media on the sidelines of Yusuf Merchant’s book Happyness - Life Lesso..

Love gurus...

  Life is beautiful when you’re in love, but what happens when doubt creeps in your aww-so perfect relationship? What if your mind is engulfed with the thought that there could be someone better? Fear of missing out is the common denominator..

Looking for Mrs Right!

Actor Gaurav Sareen is living his dream and will be looking for his soulmate in Star Plus’ upcoming show Krishna Chali London. Set against the backdrop of Kanpur, the show delves into the life of Radhe who is a complete romantic at heart and is in..

Aiming for audience

  Actress Disha Patani, whose Baaghi 2 has turned out to be a box office winner, says she doesn’t compete with other artistes in the industry and is instead focussed on being a part of movies that leave the audience happy and content. After..

‘I am not scared of risks’

  By Subhash K Jha, Before her triumphant performance in Meghna Gulzar’s Raazi is out for all to see, Alia Bhatt says she prefers to show the vulnerable and unpolished side of the characters she essays rather than shining like a perfect dia..

‘Joke’ of a celebration

  Actor Ryan Reynolds, who plays Deadpool in the superhero franchise, congratulated the team of Avengers: Infinity War for the success by showing a rejection letter from Tony  Stark (Iron Man).In the wake of Avengers: Infinity War getting a ..

STANDING WITHOUT SUPPORT

  Actress Aditi Rao Hydari says she feels thrilled to get support from the people in Bollywood as she has no backing in the film industry. The actress, who has got rave reviews for her role in hit film Padmaavat, spoke about her career in Vogue In..

Calling out all dramebaaz!

  By Iffat Amjad Sheikh, Head to Central India Institute of Business Management, Research and Development today to audition for India’s Best Dramebaaz if you are in the age group of 5-14 years from 8 am to 4 pm and encash a golden chance to..

Celebration of life

  Bucket List, Madhuri Dixit’s Marathi debut film is releasing on May 25. The film is all about aspirations and wishes whether they are accumulated within one’s heart or penned down. The aspirations are about the moments that one wishe..

Subject is supreme

  Surrogacy, the Aarushi-Hemraj double murder and now the India-Pakistan equation... It is always the subject, says Meghna Gulzar, whose films reflect her preoccupation with issues of relevance to the India of today. The director of Filhaal, Talv..

Solutions over problems

  Bollywood star Akshay Kumar, whose latest films offer entertainment with a message, says he gets many scripts on the country’s issues, but he is more interested in the solutions to those problems -- an approach he feels the media needs to ..

Fed up with focus

  Actress Charlize Theron believes too much focus has been put on her body transformation for the film Tully. In an interview with Time Out London magazine, she says gaining weight was not a big deal for her, reports dailymail.co.uk. “Wome..

Joining in the fun

    Actress Huma Qureshi is going to be the part of Grey Goose Celebration of iconic moments in Film at Cannes Film Festival and she says she is proud to be part of the festival. “I’m very proud to be part of the celebration of ..

Striding ahead

  Bollywood actress Priyanka Chopra and Hollywood star Will Smith will soon star in ad-supported originals by video-sharing site YouTube. Priyanka, who carved out a niche for herself in the West through her lead role in drama thriller series Quan..

Protective about personal life

  By Durga Chakravarty Actress Sonam Kapoor, who is all set to tie the knot with her long-time Delhi-based businessman boyfriend Anand Ahuja, says she is an extremely private person and is very protective about her personal life. The Khoobsurat ..

Feeling blessed

  Former Miss Universe Sushmita Sen says that to be born as a woman itself is a huge award.Sushmita interacted with the media at the I Am Woman Award 2018 ceremony in Mumbai recently. After receiving an award, Sushmita said, “I think the fac..

Inspiring JuzzBaatt

  You can call it a journey of struggles and milestones, an experience of a lifetime, a moment of nostalgia, or a jog through the deepest and most inspiring crevices of one’s favorite celebrity’s life. Every adventure attached to their..

Anchoring is fun

  By Sanya Pandey, Whether it is the role of Kareena Kapoor’s sister ‘Roop’ in blockbuster movie Jab We Met or ‘Anita’ aka ‘gori mem’ in TV serial Bhabhi Ji Ghar Par Hai, Saumya Tandon has created a niche..

Liberal stand

  Actor Shakti Kapoor says his daughter and actress Shraddha Kapoor will marry a man of her own choice. Shakti spoke to the media at a teaser and poster launch of his upcoming film The Journey of Karma recently. Asked about Shraddha’s weddi..

Uproar by default

  By Subhash K Jha, Well-known Marathi actress Usha Jadhav has created a stir with her confessions on BBC World News documentary Bollywoods Dark Secret where she has spoken about being sexually exploited in exchange for work. “It wasn&rsqu..

Too much of a good

  Actress Sanjeeda Sheikh has revealed why she will not do a TV show with her husband Aamir Ali, who is also an actor. “Doing a daily show with Aamir will not make me miss Aamir. So no daily soaps with my husband,” Sanjeeda told IANS...

REGIONAL HIGH

  By Kishori Sud, She’s dabbled in both Hindi and southern cinema since her debut with the Telugu film Jhummandi Naadam in 2010 -- and her Tamil debut Aadukalam won six National Film Awards at the 58th National Film Awards.This year, her fi..

Impossible Wait

  Singer Tulsi Kumar says doing live shows give her a big thrill. The singer, who delivered a baby boy in December last year, says she is “itching to get back on stage”. “I’m getting back to my live performances which is a..

Challenging experiments

  After playing positive roles for several years, Harshad Arora finally got a chance to explore his darker shades. He will be seen playing a dark character in Star Bharat’s upcoming show Mayavi Maling. He will will be seen playing prince Ang..

Raking in Risks

  By Sugandha Rawal Rana Daggubati doesn’t see any project as a risk and likes to keep his creative spirit busy. The Baahubali star says he didn’t set out to be a regular hero as his mantra is to keep trying new things.His career grap..

Fit way forward

  Actor Parineeti Chopra said she is happy that the variety of roles being offered to her has increased since she underwent weight loss two years ago. Taking a break from films in 2016, Chopra spent most of her time working on her physical fitness..

On-screen Radhe Maa

Actress Payal Ghosh will play a character inspired by self-proclaimed spiritual leader Radhe Maa in Saurabh Verma’s directorial venture Jai Mata Di. Payal said in a statement, “After my first film, I was looking for a script which will excit..

‘Kareena, my favourite hero’

  Kareena Kapoor Khan is Sonam Kapoor’s “favourite hero” she has worked with. Sonam and Kareena star together in Veere Di Wedding, which also features Swara Bhaskar and newcomer Shikha Talsania. At the film’s trailer launc..

Cherished collaboration

  Veteran actors Rishi Kapoor and Amitabh Bachchan will reunite on the big screen after 27 years, but the former doesn’t “feel the gap”. Talking about his experience of working with Amitabh in the forthcoming film 102 Not Out, R..

Taking on piracy

  “Indulging in piracy through easy, illegal downloads robs us of this very experience which cinema was created for.” Vidya Balan says the film industry needs to come together to try and put a stop to piracy, which continues to h..

Thrilled to team up

  Actress Sonakshi Sinha, who is a part of Dharma Productions’ epic drama Kalank, says she is super excited to work with an ensemble cast and is looking forward to team up with Aditya Roy Kapur for the first time. Karan Johar announced his ..

NO PROBLEM NO REPETITION

  By Natalia Ningthoujam, Actor Robert Downey Jr, best known for playing superhero Iron Man since 2008, says the creative team of Marvel Studios doesn’t believe in repeating what has worked well in the past movies. “I read in some ma..

‘Best’ deal

  Actor Bradley Cooper has revealed that his co-star Lady Gaga had called upon him to make a deal to extract an “honest” performance out of her in his directorial debut A Star Is Born. Cooper also features in the lead with Gaga, who i..

Terms for change

  Actor Ranbir Kapoor has said the notion of masculinity has to be changed to empower women. Ranbir said this recently while interacting with the media along with Deepika Padukone, Shabana Azmi, and Manish Malhotra.Ranbir and Deepika walked the r..

When friends turned foes

  Reality shows can turn friends to foe within no time. The recent example for this are the Roadie Xtreme gang leaders, Neha Dhupia and Nikhil Chinapa. In the upcoming episodes, viewers will witness Neha and Nikhil getting into a heated conversati..

Exciting baddie

  Chris Evans is excited to see Josh Brolin finally embody the character of Thanos, a supervillain who has been teased for long by Marvel, in the Avengers: Infinity War. Thanos first appeared in the mid-credits scene of The Avengers six years ago..

Leading return

  Talented actress Sonali Kulkarni after making a foray into Hindi cinema has delivered many unforgettable performances in films like Dil Chahta Hai, Mission Kashmir, Pyaar Tune Kya Kiya, Darna Zaroori Hai, Taxi No. 9211 in lead roles to name a fe..

Princess for people

  Global star Priyanka Chopra has a heartwarming message for friend and soon-to-be royal Meghan Markle, who is featured on TIME magazine’s annual 100 Most Influential People list.The Quantico star, in her essay for the occasion, commended Ma..

The good bad boy

  By Aasawari Shenolikar, The cutely handsome guy greets me warmly and during the course of conversation, sits on his haunches to show me the just released trailer of his new flick Ranangan. When I object to his sitting down, he coolly pats me, a..

Regional toast

  Impressed by regional cinema, director Shekhar Kapur, who headed the feature film jury of this year’s National Film Awards, says Hindi film industry needs to pull up its socks. The veteran filmmaker singled out regional films, particularl..

‘Credit’able grouse

  Veteran director Sudhir Mishra feels sad that makers like him and Shyam Benegal are not given the importance they deserve for their work in alternative cinema. Mishra says it has taken a long time for the industry people itself to notice filmma..

CAUSE OF HAPPINESS

  Bollywood star Akshay Kumar, who is increasingly supporting social causes and cinema with a purpose, says helping a cause and spreading awareness among people makes him happy. Akshay has come on board as the face of a Happy Heart India campaign..

Three cheers

  This summer, Star Plus is all set to give its audience a nervous tremor of emotions with its brand new offering! In a bid to entertain its viewers with diverse content, the channel has teamed up with an ace filmmaker from the Indian film industr..

Pushing her boundaries

  Malavika Mohanan, who will be making her film debut with Majid Majidi’s maiden India-set project Beyond The Clouds, says she pushed her boundaries to stay true to the Iranian filmmaker’s vision. In the film, Malavika will be seen es..

An actor for life

  Bollywood star Kareena Kapoor Khan, who is a fourth generation actor from the Kapoor family, has said that she cannot imagine her life without acting.Kareena interacted with the media after a felicitation programe. Kareena is regarded as one of..

Honestly inspiring

  Actor Arjun Kapoor has rooted for actress Patralekhaa and says her honesty will inspire many girls to continue to battle it out for the love of acting. Arjun on recently took to Twitter, where he shared a link to one of Patralekhaa’s inte..

Little big entertainer

  Discovery Kids, the leading kids channel from Discovery Communications India, in collaboration with Rohit Shetty Picturez and Reliance Animation, a Reliance Entertainment company, is all set to disrupt kid’s genre with the launch of new an..

Thrilled to be back

  Actress Supriya Pathak, who has given us some memorable performances in TV and films, is returning to the small screen to play Hansa , one of the most loved characters on TV. Stating that she was thrilled with the news of her show’s comeba..

Quit the comparisons

  Actor Tiger Shroff says there can be only be one “hero”, and that’s his father Jackie Shroff. He believes in no comparison with the veteran actor. Filmmaker Subhash Ghai, has who directed Jackie in films like Hero, Ram Lakhan, ..

Urban misconception

  Actor Ali Fazal, who is busy working on Tigmanshu Dhulia’s Milan Talkies, set in Allahabad, wonders why he has had an “urban image” in people’s mind.The Lucknow-born actor, who was in news last year for his international ..

STRIVING TO IMPROVE

  Varun Dhawan may have managed to maintain a balance between commercial and off-beat films, but the Bollywood actor says trying something new still scares him. The actor, who is gearing up for the release of October, says desire to become a bett..

Dancing is life

  Multi-talented Prabhudheva, who has made his mark as an actor, dancer, choreographer and filmmaker, turned 45 recently. He says dance is an extension of his personality and he cannot imagine life without it. “I think dance is my extension..

Emotional beginning

  As the shoot of Student Of The Year 2 gets set to begin, producer Karan Johar says the original 2012 film will always be special to him. “Walked into the old Dharma Productions office in Bandra! Got all nostalgic about the times in this s..

Trouble just tripled

  The trouble is Partners’ life seems to have not only doubled but tripled with the entry of Chamku. The very effervescent and charming Neha Pendse is all set to enter Sony SAB’ Partners – Trouble Ho Gayi Double as Chandrakala Ch..

Billion dollar bet

  Turns out, the small screen adaptation of Lord of the Rings is all set to be the most expensive TV series ever, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The battle for rights of the popular series was going on for quite some time between Netflix an..

‘Fame is an illusion’

  He has been acting in Bollywood for 14 years now but it was in the last couple of years that Pankaj Tripathi finally tasted success and the actor says the new found fame is good but is nothing more than an “illusion”. Since making h..

Cool with comparison

  Miss World Manushi Chhillar says that as someone who is living up to a lot of expectations, she didn’t feel scared about being compared to successful Bollywood star Kareena Kapoor Khan. Manushi was recently announced the brand ambassador ..

Un‘settling’norms

  Successful producer Ekta Kapoor wonders why Indian society links being settled down to marriage. Ekta, who has produced content for television, films and now has a presence on digital medium too, received FLO (FICCI Ladies Organisation) Icon Aw..

Reluctant actor

  By Justin Rao, Abhay Deol was determined to create his own identity when he made his debut over a decade ago but coming from a film family, the actor says he was conflicted about fame. Abhay says people initially expected him to follow in on th..

New naagin

  Producer Ekta Kapoor on Monday revealed she has roped in actress Karishma Tanna to play a ‘naagin’ in her new show Naagin 3. Ekta welcomed the actress on board for the show via a social media post.“Here comes the first naagin!..

‘TV pays bills’

  By Kishori Sud, Be it theatre, TV, films or web series, she has left no medium untouched to test her acting skills. However, when it comes to paying the bills, actress Aahana Kumra says it is the small screen that keep her afloat in an expensiv..

Open to change

  Popular television actor, director and producer Jamnadas Majethia says the small-screen audience is going through a phase of transformation but the urban audience is finding the digital platform more interesting. “I have been producing an..

UNAFFECTED BY DELAY

  By Natalia Ningthoujam, A CTRESS Diana Penty says she isn’t really affected by the delay in the release of her film Parmanu - The Story Of Pokhran as she believes in moving on and doing other things. Parmanu...was scheduled to releaseon D..

‘I received grace from cancer’

  O N HER 46 birthday on recently, actress-model Lisa Ray says she is gratefu lfor everything in her life and that she received grace from her battle with cancer. “Because there’s so much to be grateful for.Because there’s so muc..

Hailing trend

  ACTOR Randeep Hooda says he is happy that children nowadays are educated when it comes to social issues ailing the country. Randeep was at Vibgyor High School in support of the save environment and keep surroundings plastic free movement. &ldquo..

Three Cheers

  She may be more cautious about her next Hindi film, but Mohenjo Daro star Pooja Hedge has signed three plum projects with top stars Prabhas, Mahesh Babu and Jr NTR in Telugu. The actor said she was getting offers from south earlier also but she ..

Satisfied with TV

  Female actors are bigger heroes of the small screen, says Neha Marda.The actress is happy that the roles for women are “growing better and better” with time.“Small screen has made female actors bigger stars. Females are like th..

Standing by risks

  With films such as Rangeela, Daud and Judaai, Urmila Matondkar became one of the most popular mainstream actors in the ‘90s but she soon decided to shift her focus to character driven projects as she picked Kaun, Pinjar and Satya. Looking ..

DIVYA ON A ROLL

  Right after garnering rave reviews for her performance in Blackmail, acclaimed actress Divya Dutta is all set to enthrall her fans yet again. Speaking about it she says, “As an actor I love being able to push boundaries with my characters...

MAKING QUALITY COUNT

  Bollywood is one of the world’s largest film industries in terms of films produced, but director Abhinay Deo believes Hindi cinema must focus more on churning out quality stories. The filmmaker said content is king and artistes should st..

Project of pride

  Be it cogent films like Pink and Indu Sarkar or a dark comedy like Blackmail, actress Kirti Kulhari has not only delivered path breaking performance but also proved her versatility as an actor. With the Blackmail all set to release, the actress ..

Now, Govt hospitals in state to have pre-cancer detection centre

    Staff Reporter, Taking serious cognizance of rising number of cancer patients, now Government has decided to start pre-cancer detection centres at Government-run hospitals in Maharashtra, announced Dr Deepak Sawant, Health Minister in S..

Stylishly casual

  Actress Alia Bhatt, who is quite a trendsetter with her on-screen and off screen appearances, says if she had her way she would be in casual and comfortable athletic wear all the time. Alia received the Most Stylish Woman honour at the inaugura..

For the love of Bengali films

  Actress Raima Sen, who is doing a balancing act between Bollywood, Tollywood and digital entertainment, says she will continue working in Bengali cinema. She says working in Bengali cinema not only teaches her the craft but also gives her a chan..

INTRIGUED BY INDIAN CINEMA

  By Arundhuti Banerjee, Multiple Oscar-nominated filmmaker Christopher Nolan, known for Batman Begins and The Dark Knight, says he is interested to watch and know more about Indian cinema. On a visit to India to create awareness about celluloid ..

Learning troubles

  Actor Kriti Kharbanda, who essays the role of a Gujarati girl in “Yamla Pagla Deewana: Phir Se”, says it was a challenge for her to learn the language.“Yamla Pagla Deewana: Phir Se” is the third installment of “Yaml..

‘Relatable’ appeal

  By Nivedita, In her Bollywood debut Qarib Qarib Singlle, actress Parvathy portrayed an everyday girl most contemporary Indian women would relate to. She feels Indian cinema needs more representation of such reality to make it “relatable f..

Blessed to teach

  Prabhudeva feels blessed to have taught dance moves to two of Indian film industry’s stalwarts, Amitabh Bachchan and Aamir Khan, for Thugs of Hindostan, and says it was more of a “learning process” for him. The actor-director ..