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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..

Power be to cinema

By Haricharan Pudipeddi Cinema has the power to recreate any real-life scenario, says actor Rana Daggubati as he gears up for the release of Telugu-Hindi bilingual The Ghazi Attack, India’s first submarine warfare film based on the mysterious sin..

Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam

This 1999 classic movie was directed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali, and it was Salman Khan and Aishwarya Rai’s only film together. It also starred Ajay Devgn as Aishwarya’s husband Vanraj, who tries to re-unite the lovers Nandini and Sameer. Aank..

Mughal-e-Azam

No list for famous Bollywood romances can ever start without a mention of this 1960 blockbuster epic film, Mughal-e-Azam. This is the story of Mughal prince Salim and courtesan Anarkali who were in love with each other. Emperor Akbar was against their r..

Mrunal Jain

For me Valentine’s Day is a special day. I agree that one should show their partner that they love them every day, but this day has a different vibe to it. This year, I am planning to give my wife Sweety roses, cards a special surprise which I can..

Humble Advice

By Juhi Chakraborty, Kareena Kapoor and Saif Ali Khan’s decision to name their son Taimur sparked a row on social media and the actress says her only advice to her kid would be to be humble and ignore everything else that happens around him. The..

Charmed by courage

Actor Diljit Dosanjh, who has teamed up with Anushka Sharma for Phillauri, says he admires that the actress-producer is backing innovative concepts. This is Anushka’s second production venture after NH10. The actress has produced the movie with b..

Laughingly together

Actor John Travolta believes the key to his happy marriage to actress Kelly Preston is being able to laugh at one another. Travolta says he and his wife, whom he married in 1991, experience their fair share of “stress”, but are able to over..

‘I respect High Court’s decision’

The Bombay High Court had ordered that Akshay Kumar-starrer Jolly LLB 2 can be screened only after four controversial shots are removed from the movie and the actor says he respects the decision made by the court. Advocate Ajay Kumar Waghmare had filed..

Breaking the mould

Actress Shraddha Kapoor appeared intense- completely different from the characters she has played so far in her six-year long film career- as she unveiled the first look of Haseena- The Queen of Mumbai. The film, which is based on Haseena Parkar, the l..

Practically ambidextrous

Actress Milla Jovovich says that doing action sequences have made her more agile with domestic chores after doing Resident Evil films. The 41-year-old actress has said that her extensive fight training has helped her a lot in other areas of life and sh..

Livid over ‘legality’

Film industry veteran Mahesh Bhatt has questioned the validity of the censor board certificate in the wake of the legal drama Akshay Kumar’s forthcoming movie Jolly LLB 2 is going through. “Despite Jolly LLB 2 getting CBFC certificate,..

An actor’s activism

Actress Brie Larson says she sees her job as an actor and making movies “as a form of activism”. The 27-year-old actress is “proud” that her role as Mason Weaver in Kong: Skull Island highlights the plight of journalists who ris..

Bhaijaan’s

Director Kabir Khan, who is third time collaborating with Salman Khan in Tubelight, has said that the superstar will surprise audience with his all new avatar in the upcoming war drama. Heaping praise on the 51-year-old actor, Kabir said Salman’s..

Crush connect

Actress Taapsee Pannu says though her list of Bollywood celebrity crushes is “long”, she always found John Abraham and Hrithik Roshan extremely good looking. The actress says as she grew up, her list of celebrity crushes included Hollywood ..

‘X’ struggle

‘X’ struggle..

All for work and play

Actress Disha Patani, who is looking forward to the release of her Jackie Chan starrer movie Kung Fu Yoga, says her journey in filmdom has been amazing. But she hopes she is able to find a balance between her personal and professional life. Last year, ..

Survival rules

Sonu Sood has come a long way from making his debut in a Tamil movie in 1999 to working opposite Jackie Chan in his latest film, and the actor says one requires to be strong to survive in the industry. Sonu featured in several south Indian films before..

Done with dating

Actress Drew Barrymore says she is not ready to date anyone. “I’m not ready. I’m still in shock,” the 41-year-old told Andy Cohen, reports pagesix.com. In April 2016, the actress separated from then-husband Will Kopelman. Their ..

Different aims

Actress Deepika Padukone, who is often compared with actress Priyanka Chopra, feels there is no need to compare the two as both are trying to achieve “very different things” for themselves. Deepika, who returned recently after promoting her..

Tag yes, title no

Actor Vidyut Jammwal, who has mostly featured in roles with heavy-duty action, says he doesn’t mind the ‘action hero’ tag, but dethroning any other actor from the title is not his intent. Asked if with the ‘action hero’ ta..

Ha(i)rrowing experience

Actress Rosie Huntington-Whiteley has revealed that she had no eyelids for months after her lashes were accidentally ripped out on the set of Mad Max: Fury Road. The British supermodel-turned-actress landed a part as a pregnant rape victim, named Splen..

Local contributions

Amit Roy says that for his directorial Runningshaadi.com, which was shot in Punjab, the locals helped the team to develop dialogues for the forthcoming film. The film, starring Taapsee Pannu and Amit Sadh, was shot at real locations and often had crowd..

‘Dropping’ in his support

Sushant Singh Rajput dropped his surname on social media platform Twitter as a mark of protest against activists of Rajput organisation Shree Rajput Karni Sena, who misbehaved with the crew of Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s new film Padmavati and vandali..

Boring punishment

Ace choreographer-filmmaker Farah Khan, who feels the trend to typecast Bollywood movies will always be there, says people deriding Hindi movies should be made to watch boring cinema as a punishment. Be it Main Hoon Na, Om Shanti Om, Tees Maar Kha..

New light of Tubelight

After launching Harshali Malhotra in Kabir Khan’s Bajrangi Bhaijaan, superstar Salman Khan is introducing another child actor into Bollywood with his upcoming film, Tubelight. The 51-year-old actor shared the pictures of his little co-star, Matin ..

A ‘prasad’ for hard work

Playback singer Anuradha Paudwal, best known for crooning devotional songs, says the Padma Shri honour is the “prasad” for the years of hard work she has put in.Paudwal, 64, is a National award-winning singer, who has sung in Bollywood movie..

Making amends

Actor Harshvardhan Kapoor has apologised to Diljit Dosanjh for expressing displeasure over his Filmfare debut award win for “Udta Punjab .Recently, the 26-year-old star, who was also nominated in the same category for his film Mirzya, said that th..

‘Insecure’ struggles

Modern Family star Ariel Winter has revealed how unconfident she was while growing up in the spotlight. The 18-year-old star opened up about the struggles and insecurities she faced during her early teenage days as she was immensely thin, reported Femal..

Lean and easy

Actor R Madhavan, who is sporting a lean look for his upcoming Tamil film Vikram Veda where he is playing an encounter specialist, says that he managed to get his lean look without hitting the gym or any other kind of workout. “I’m glad tha..

Not a publicity gimmick

Bhojpuri actress Mona Lisa, who got married to her boyfriend Vikrant Singh on reality show Bigg Boss 10, says her marriage on national television is not a publicity gimmick. After surviving in the house for 14 weeks, Mona was eliminated last night from..

Starting over, again

Actress Bhumi Pednekar, who is currently busy shooting for her second film Toilet- Ek Prem Katha, says the film is a “re-launch” for her in Bollywood. “I have only done two films. So, I don’t know how things are going to be ahea..

‘My kids can’t escape my stardom’

By Sugandha Rawal, Hollywood star Ben Affleck feels bothered when his children’s personal space is invaded. Suits actor Gabriel Macht also wants his children to grow up in a world where the spotlight isnt on their father. But Bollywood star Hrith..

Positive connect

Actress Shalini Kapoor Sagar, who has portrayed different shades of characters in popular shows like Kkusum, Saat Phere, Devon Ke Dev...Mahadev, Qubool Hai and Swaragini, says she likes to play more of positive characters as essaying antagonists has bad..

Too ‘Grey’ to gel

Fifty Shades star Jamie Dornan says he is not particularly fond of his character of Christian Grey. “Not the sort of bloke I’d get along with. All my mates are easy going and quick to laugh - I wouldn’t imagine myself sat in a pub with..

When Baba Ramdev got a marriage proposal

Sony Entertainment Television’s The Kapil Sharma Show is known for raising laughter for its hilarious content. This time when Yoga Guru Baba Ramdev made an appearance on the show, audience were in splits to know about Baba Ramdev’s funny inc..

‘In my head, I’ve amazing babies with Vin Diesel’

During her debut appearance on world famous chat show The Ellen DeGeneres Show, actress Deepika Padukone revealed she has a big crush on Hollywood action star Vin Diesel and said that in her head, she has “amazing babies” with him. Deepika ..

‘A gifted and sensitive boy’

Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan, who was present at the launch of filmmaker Karan Johar’s autobiography An Unsuitable Boy on Monday, said Karan is an intelligent and sensitive man with a gifted quality to understand human emotions. Shah Rukh K..