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..

Standing up for beliefs

Bollywood actress Gul Panag says Indian celebrities do take a stand on issues but have to be prepared for the backlash. The actress feels one has to be very strong to withstand the massive opposition they might face for voicing an opinion.“Indian..

Not ‘Kaabil’enough...

His menacing turn in Kaabil is creating a buzz, but actor Rohit Roy reveals he initially refused to do the upcoming film as he wasn’t sure if he could pull-off the negative character. Rohit features in the film as a baddie, who is being chased by..

When Mahira felt shy!

Mahira Khan’s chemistry with superstar Shah Rukh Khan in Raees song Zaalima is being appreciated and the Pakistani actress said she felt shy after watching the track. The romantic number from the Rahul Dholakia-directed movie has been sung by Ari..

Challenging inspiration

Actor Param Singh says he is taking inspiration from Bollywood’s perfectionist Aamir Khan for his role in TV show Ghulaam. He says portraying an anti-hero turned out to be extremely challenging for him.Ghulaam, which went go on air on Life OK fro..

‘Famous’ burden

‘Famous’ burden..

Poetic point

That’s what an aura of art is! It brings out a person’s all hidden talents. So happened for Katrina Kaif! For long, journey of Anurag Basu’s upcoming movie Jagga Jasoos have been under spotlight due to the much talked-about break up of..

Gangaa’s life to change its course

Once a child widow, Gangaa’s spirit and will to survive ensured she overcame all obstacles in her path. Just like the river, she charted her own journey against societal norms. As she grew up to become a forthright woman, she found love in her chi..

‘Regional’ beliefs

Lyricist, screenwriter and ad guru Prasoon Joshi says the regional film industry in India has nothing to worry about even if there’s a growing demand for global content in the country. “Whilst there will be a space for global content, the l..

Half Tamilian already

Actress Sayyeshaa has just wrapped up the first schedule of her maiden Tamil film Vanamagan. Although alien to the language, she already considers herself half-Tamilian because she can pick up her dialogues without being prompted. “Initially, I f..

Striving for satisfaction

Deeksha Sonalkar is a popular face on Indian Television having been part of popular shows like Bani - Ishq da Kalma, Itti Si Khushi, Code Red, Maharana Pratap and Agent Raghav to name a few. Deeksha has a background in theatre and is also a trained Oddi..

‘Flawless’ belief

Actress Jessica Biel says she is still looking for a flaw in her husband and singer-actor Justin Timberlake after four years of marriage. Biel opened up about her relationship during an appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, reports dailymail.co.uk.Sh..

Focused act...

Bollywood actress Shraddha Kapoor who is looking forward to her upcoming release Ok Jaanu opposite Aditya Roy Kapoor says that the recognition of an actor is not totally dependent on the film’s box office fate but their performance. “You wi..

Laid back about link-ups

Having been linked to co-stars like Shraddha Kapoor and Katrina Kaif, Bollywood actor Aditya Roy Kapoor says he has now become thick-skinned to such gossips. During the making of Aashiqui 2, reports emerged of the growing fondness between Shraddha and ..

Friendship first, face off second!

By Komal Panchmatia, Kaabil and Raees may be ready for a showdown at the box office but actor Hrithik Roshan says it won’t affect his friendship with superstar Shah Rukh Khan.Hrithik’s Kaabil and Shah Rukh’s Raees will be locking horn..

Rules to break the rut

Farina Salim Quraishi By all accounts, the year 2016 was tougher for Bollywood than 2015, which saw a partial revival of filmy fortunes, with over 10 films entering the 100-crore club. The year 2016, was another matter entirely, with regional films and..

Golden Girl

Bollywood actress Priyanka Chopra made a stunning debut on the red carpet of the 74th Golden Globe Awards in a golden glided Ralph Lauren gown with a plunging v-neckline. Priyanka, who presented an award at the ceremony, found global popularity with Am..

Beyond satisfied

Actress Richa Chadha says working in David Womark’s Indo-American production Love Sonia has opened up a new world of filmmaking in front of her. Directed by Tabrez Noorani, Love Sonia depicts the brutal realities of human trafficking across the g..

Rahman recreates his iconic track ‘Urvashi’

ACADEMY-Award winning composer A R Rahman has recreated his iconic track “Urvashi Urvashi” with crowd-sourced lyrics. The composer recently took to Twitter to crowd source the lyrics and what emerged was a new song with references to demone..

A cinematic giant who conquered the world

A giant of parallel and new wave cinema, Om Puri delivered some stellar performances in Ardh Satya, Aakrosh and Jaane Bhi Do Yaaron while being equally at home with Bollywood potboilers and Hollywood movies such as East Is East and City of Joy. With hi..

The interview of Om Puri which couldn’t happen!

By Justin Rao MUMBAI, Jan 6, (PTI), AFTER several failed attempts to interview Om Puri in the past two weeks, an interaction was finally scheduled at 11 AM on Friday, but fate had other plans as the veteran actor breathed his last on Friday morning...

Excited passengers

Actor Chris Pratt says movies are entertaining and can be scary sometimes, but he feels his forthcoming sci-fi thriller movie Passengers will blow the viewers’ minds. Actor Micheal Sheen stars in the sci-fi romance movie Passengers, which has Osc..

SRK’s Bigg plans

Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan, who is gearing up for the release of Raees, will be seen promoting the action thriller film on reality show Bigg Boss 10, which is hosted by Salman Khan. Shah Rukh and Salman recreated the Karan Arjun moment when the..

Not a ‘Half’ challenge

As Shraddha Kapoor wrapped up the shoot for her upcoming film Half Girlfriend, an adaptation of Chetan Bhagat’s novel of the same name, the actress says bringing the popular author’s words to life was a quite “challenging” task. ..

Foreign Bollywood star Priyanka Chopra

By Komal Panchamatia, Bollywood star Priyanka Chopra says when she chose to explore acting opportunities in the West, her only worry was whether she would be able to make a name for herself in Hollywood. Priyanka, 34, earned global fame after starring..

For the love of dancing

National Award winning actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui says he took up a role in Munna Michael -- in which actor Tiger Shroff pays tribute to his dancing icon Michael Jackson -- to overcome his fear of dancing. Nawazuddin says he has never attempted to dance..

Not keen on kids

Singer-songwriter Pixie Lott says that she is too busy to have children at the moment. In an interview to Star magazine, the 25-year-old pop star, who got engaged to fashion model Oliver Cheshire in November, insisted that she does not envision them ha..

Parineeti Chopra:

A self-imposed sabbatical gave her contemporaries Alia Bhatt, Shradha Kapoor and Kriti Sanon a chance to race ahead. Parineeti should hear what Amitabh Bachchan has to say about actors taking sabbaticals vis-a-vis his own self-imposed exile of three yea..

‘Art’ful gamble

There are strokes of myriad emotions and feelings on the canvas of Indian cinema, but Diana Penty feels beyond that, the whole movie-making business is a big gamble -- but one that actors have to take. “The whole movie-making business is such a g..

Musical rules!

At a time when actors are singing in their own films, playback singer Neha Bhasin believes not all are able to do justice to it. Today B-town celebrities like Farhan Akhtar, Shraddha Kapoor, Alia Bhatt, Parineeti Chopra, Ayushmann Khuranna and others a..

Fitting it right!

FROM Bollywood biggies Salman, Aamir and Shah Rukh Khan to young stars like Shahid Kapoor, Randeep Hooda, Alia Bhatt and Sonam Kapoor, 2016 saw Indian actors experimenting with their looks to get the on-screen characters right. The most talked about tr..

Definitely different

Bollywood actress Anjana Sukhani says that her upcoming comic caper, Coffee With D is different than typical commercial potboiler. Coffee With D, which also stars Sunil Grover, Zakir Husain, and Dipannita Sharma, is directed by Vishal Mishra and produc..

Films to look forward to in 2017

As 2016 is nearing its end, and as we look back, the Bollywood industry had an unpredictable fate with several hits and misses. Moving forward, let’s take a look at what Hindi cinema has to offer the audiences the coming year.Here is list of movi..

A complete entertainer

Actress Bhumi Pednekar has praised her Toilet -- Ek Prem Katha co-star Akshay Kumar, saying that he is a humble person and a complete entertainer. “He (Akshay Kumar) is amazing. The shoot for Toilet - Ek Prem Katha is going really well and we hav..

‘Outside’ advantage

By Sugandha Rawal She had a dream debut in Bollywood opposite superstar Shah Rukh Khan in Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi, but her ride in showbiz has been bumpy with several highs and lows. Actress Anushka Sharma -- who earlier this monthcompleted eight years sin..

Joining the judges

The phenomenal playback singer Javed Ali, who is known for his strong vocals and has given chartbusters like Jashn-e- Bahaara (Jodhaa Akbar), Guzarish (Ghajini), Kun Faya Kun (Jodha Akbar), Ishaqzaade and Daawat-e-Ishq title tracks amongst many more, wi..

Chris’ new love

Actor Chris Pratt, who is married to Anna Faris, says he instantly fell in love with his digitally-generated image for his forthcoming film Passengers. Pratt stars in the Sony Pictures Entertainment film alongside Jennifer Lawrence. They play Jim and A..

Young ‘star’ in the making

Kolkatta-based Kirti Bhoutika has been announced as the winner of MasterChef India Season 5. In a special finale challenge on t he show, four finalists including Ashima Arora, Dinesh Patel and Mirvaan Vinayak competed to impress the judges and actress ..

Still open to films

Actress Saumya Tandon, who made her Bollywood debut in 2007 with Jab We Met and has since remained away from the silver screen, says her TV commitments haven’t given her time to do another movie.Saumya told, “What happened was that after Jab..

Grounded lessons

Actor Sonu Sood says working with legendary actor Jackie Chan taught him about the importance of staying grounded after becoming successful.“The biggest learning that I got after working with Jackie Chan is that no matter what you achieve in life,..

Set to slow down

Actor Michael Fassbender says he has been working continuously since past five years and now plans to take a break from films.The 39-year-old actor has been “pretty full on” this year, having starred in the upcoming ‘Assassin’s C..

‘Cold Koffee’ for Govinda

Reacting to the displeasure expressed by the actor Govinda for not having been called on the celebrity chat show Koffee With Karan, filmmaker Karan Johar has apologised, saying it would be an honour to have Govinda on the show. Apparently, Govinda is mi..

Salman Khan turns 51

MUMBAI, Dec 27, (PTI), SUPERSTAR Salman Khan ringed in 51st his birthday with family and close friends by his side at his Panvel farmhouse. The actor, who was dressed in black shirt and grey trousers, cut a chocolate cake with Being Human spelt in b..

Oscars: An inspiration, not benchmark

Superstar Shah Rukh Khan says the coveted Oscar Awards are inspirational and not a benchmark, even as he mooted the idea of creating a similar yardstick for the Indian cinema. “When you see a property like Oscars it’s inspirational if not a..

‘Love you personally, hate you professionally’

Actor Salman Khan has heaped praise on Aamir Khan’s latest release Dangal, a biographical wrestling drama which hit the screens worldwide on Friday, calling it a much better film than his own release Sultan. Salman Khan lauded Aamir saying he love..

‘Awards don’t give you work’

In his career spanning nearly two decades, Manoj Bajpayee has bagged several awards but the actor says they don’t come with a promise of giving more work but to recognise true talent. At the 10th Asia Pacific Screen Awards (APSA) held recently, M..

Passion over perfection

Superstar Aamir Khan, who is often called as “Mr. Perfectionist”, says he doesn’t believe in the title and says instead he should be called “Mr. Passionate” instead. Asked if his title gives him any pressure, Aamir told re..

Busy and loving it

Actress Vidya Balan, who has a packed 2017 with releases like Tumhari Sulu, Aami -- a yet untitled biopic on writer Kamala Das -- and Begum Jaan, says she loves it when she keeps busy.“I love it when I am busy, but I need time between business. I ..

Sister act

In the upcoming episode of &TV’s The Voice India Season 2, the sisterly duo of Rasika - Krutika from Akola, Maharashtra will be seen enthralling the audience with their performance that will rock the stage. On one end the elder sister Rasika w..

Promising more...

Priyanka Chopra remained away from the Hindi film industry this year except for featuring in Jai Gangaajal, but the actress says she will be doing two Bollywood movies in 2017. Priyanka, an international figure now, was busy this year working on her ma..

Jolly about Jolly

Actor Arshad Warsi, who essayed the lead role in the 2013 film Jolly, says he loves the new Jolly essayed by Akshay Kumar in the new court room drama Jolly LLB 2. In Jolly LLB, Arshad played a lawyer named Jagdish Tyagi, also known as Jolly. Arshad had..

In awe of the Queen

Actress Kriti Sanon says her colleague Kangana Ranaut is “very outspoken” and she loves that about her. Kriti was in Mumbai for the launch of her label Ms. Taken’s three day KISS - Keep It Stylish Sale.Asked whom she would like to sty..

Bettering influence

Fatima Sana Shaikh and Sanya Malhotra, the two young actresses who play Aamir Khan’s onscreen daughters in upcoming film Dangal, believe that working with the superstar changed them not only as performers, but also as individuals as they now feel ..

South bound...

Making her entry into Tamil cinema after nearly 20 years, Hindi actress Kajol will be seen in actor Dhanush’s next venture, VIP2. Kajol will be part of the second part of the hit movie VIP, and the film will be co-produced by Dhanush’s Wund..

Charitable Chris

Coldplay frontman Chris Martin gives 10 per cent of his earnings to charity. Martin’s mother Alison kept back one penny of his 10 penny pocket money while he was growing up to teach him the importance of sharing. While appearing on a TV show, Mar..

A brilliant baddie

Priyanka Chopra has taken the West by storm and her role as the villaness Victoria Leeds has already created a stir with audiences who are looking forward to seeing her in a new avatar. Multi-layered launch campaign will sequentially introduce the key c..

The ‘fight’ of a lifetime

By Shamshad Ali, Zaira Wasim, who was unknown a few months ago, has now become a household name in her native Kashmir after landing a role in superstar Aamir Khan’s upcoming movie Dangal.Competing with a thousand girls, Zaira never thought she wo..

Inspired by Kate Winslet

Actress Kate Winslet “inspired” Xavier Dolan to become an actor. “I’ve been a fan from the first hour. Kate Winslet has inspired me to become an actor, a director, a costume designer ... she’s helped me to grow as an artist..

Queen of fashion

Rapper Will.i.am says supermodel Naomi Campbell is the “queen of fashion”. Will.i.am recently teamed up with Campbell for the launch of his new Bluetooth earphone brand Buttons. While he believes Campbell is top of the pile when it comes to..

Maiden win...

Maiden win.....

Gearing up for comic challenge

Actress Athiya Shetty says she will have to work harder to excel in comedy genre for her role in Anees Bazmee directed film Mubaraka. Athiya, who made her debut in 2015 with Salman Khan’s home production film Hero, signed Mubaraka after a gap of ..

Set to stun with Raees

By Farina Salim Quraishi The setting for Rahul Dholakia’s much-awaited Raees is Gujarat of 1980s’. The theatrical trailer of Shah Rukh Khan’s latest release starts off with a magnificent bird’s-eye view of a harbour in the Arabi..

Smitten with the symbol

I love female attention, I have always admitted that. For me, female attention is one of the best things ever. I love it. I love women and women love me. I love being looked upon as a sex symbol. It is amazing! Yes, I have been hit on (by men), proposit..

My wife, my hero!

Filmmaker-actor David Arquette says his wife Christina McLarty is his hero. The Scream star has praised McLarty for being such a good mother to their two-year-old son Charlie despite being pregnant with their second baby, reports people.com.“..

Hailing perception

Former VJ Mini Mathur says her husband Kabir Khan manages to see superstar Salman Khan in incredible roles. Mini said,“I think Kabir likes to imagine Salman in stories that nobody has seen him before. He is an incredible actor.”Salman is al..

Still learning

Singer Sukhwinder Singh, who lent his voice for Vishwal Bhardwajs upcoming film Rangoon in which Gulzar penned all the songs, says that it is always a learning experience working with them. “As the music and lyrics of the film is the collaboratio..

Doing the ‘right’ thing

Actress Vaani Kapoor, who returns to the silver screen after a gap of three years, says filmmaker Aditya Chopra had asked her to wait for the right film. Vaani made her acting debut in Aditya Chopra produced film Shuddh Desi Romance opposite Sushant Si..

Distant and dear

Fitness trainer Rahul Bhatt says his sister Alia Bhatt is a big star now and he doesn’t get to meet her quite often. “Alia is a very big star now and we don’t get time to meet her. We only meet on important occasions like father&rsquo..

Picky about projects

By Juhi Chakraborty, She made a successful debut last year with Dum Laga Ke Haisha but Bhumi Pednekar has taken things slow and the actress says she does not mind the gap as she is “picky” about her films.Bhumi, 27, had to put on several ki..

A dream, almost

Actor Andrew Garfield says he was heartbroken by his Spider-Man character as his dream role was not what he imagined it would be. The 33-year-old actor played the superhero in 2012’s The Amazing Spider-Man followed by The Amazing Spider-Man 2 in ..

‘Perfect’ pressure

Actress Sonakshi Sinha says celebrities are always under pressure to look perfect, but she makes it a point that she promotes a ‘healthy body image’. “I think actors are always under pressure to look perfect all the time. However, it ..

Liliput’s big entry

Actor Liliput is all set to join the cast of &TV’s show Bhabhiji Ghar Par Hai. He says he has been a fan and is excited to be part of it. “I am very excited to be part of Bhabhiji Ghar... I have been a fan and I was thrilled when they a..

Possessive over ‘Voldemort’

Actor Ralph Fiennes doesn’t want anyone else to essay the role of Lord Voldemort from Harry Potter franchise. The 53-year-old says he grew tired of playing dark roles in Schindler’s List, Red Dragon and in Harry Potter movie series because ..

Script is supreme

By Subhash K Jha, Actor Hrithik Roshan says he is yet to like any Hollywood project offered to him, and that a good script will always be his priority while selecting projects.Excerpts from an interview with Hrithik, who was recently elected the third ..

Engaged, again!

Actors Evan Peters and Emma Roberts, who parted ways for the second time this year, have reportedly got engaged. Peters, 29, who split from his 25-year-old on-and-off- again girlfriend in May, is now said to have planning nuptials with her, reported Us..

‘Filmmaking is a pain’

Filmmaking, to renowned director and music composer Vishal Bharadwaj, is a “pain” while making music is much more comfortable. “Filmmaking is a pain,” Bharadwaj said during an interactive session with Shankar Mahadevan at a musi..

Going with the flow

He was known as the ‘Greek God’ of Indian television and was popular for his bare body entry scenes on television. Continuing the streak on the 70mm screen, Gurmeet Choudhary claims that before Khamoshiyan no one wanted to touch him and how ..

Nervous song

Hollywood star Dwayne Johnson said he was initially intimidated to show off his vocal skills in his new movie Moana. The actor plays demi-god Maui in the movie musical, in which he belts out a big solo song, and although he has exercised his vocal cord..

Working carefree

Aditya Chopra may be known as one of the hardest task masters, but his Befikre actress Vaani Kapoor says the director is approachable when it comes helping out his team. Vaani, who made her Bollywood debut with 2013 film Shuddh Desi Romance, will be se..

‘Hrithik Roshan is world’s third most handsome face’

MUMBAI, Nov 25, (PTI), ACTOR Hrithik Roshan has beaten top Hollywood stars Johnny Depp and Brad Pitt to emerge as the world’s third most handsome face. Hrithik, who is often dubbed as the ‘Greek God of Bollywood’ was announced as t..

Liverpool great Gerrard calls time on career

LONDON, Nov 24, (AFP), FORMER Liverpool and England captain Steven Gerrard announced his retirement from professional football today at the age of 36, calling time on an emblematic career.Gerrard spent 17 years at his home-town club Liverpool, 12 as ..

Bold but not bald

Actress Kajol, who is known to take her performance to another level with her dedication and passion for her craft, says if she is asked to go bald for a film, she won’t have the guts to do that. Her mother Tanuja went bald for Marathi film Pitru..

Ready for Bollywood

US-based Indian actress Freida Pinto, who rose to fame with the Oscar-winning film Slumdog Millionaire, says she has no problem working in Hindi films. “I have no problem working in Hindi language films. In fact, I worked in a half Marwari film &..

Double delight

Varun Dhawan is set to get into superstar Salman Khan’s shoes in Judwaa remake and the actor will be seen romancing Jacqueline Fernandez and Taapsee Pannu in the film.The movie will be directed by Varun’s father, filmmaker David Dhawan, who ..

‘My man has to be nice, not hot’

When life partner happens, I hope he is not a youth icon because I doubt if I would be youthful then. Whether life partner is hot or not, he has to be a nice man. He should be funny, responsible, he should be sweet and he should love me a lot. Actress ..

Surprisingly special

By Shrishti Negi, Arjun Rampal may have played a diverse range of roles in his 15 years of film career but the actor says his part in the upcoming thriller Kahaani 2: Durga Rani Singh has astonished him like never before.The 43-year-old star, who is in..

Not edgy enough...

When she was young, actress Kate Beckinsale was told she didn’t have much “edge”. The Love & Friendship star began her acting career in independent British films and admits that had an effect on how people perceived her, reports Sc..

Queens Hain Hum

What women want is the biggest mystery in the universe! &TV attempts to demystify this secret with a new show Queens Hain Hum starting November 28, every Monday-Friday at 8 pm. Produced by Silver Ivory Productions, Queens Hain Hum is a story based i..

‘2.0 will reach Hollywood level’

Despite our (Indian cinema’s) technical excellence and the financial strength, we could not reach Hollywood standard yet. But I’m confident this film will reach Hollywood level. It’ll be a film entire Indian film fraternity will be pro..

Continuing with classes

Actress Naomie Harris has said that she attended acting classes even after she became a movie star. The British actress has hit the big time since starring in Danny Boyle’s 28 Days Later in 2002, landing parts in James Bond films Skyfall, Spectre..

Crucial choice

By Jaideep Pandey, Bollywood actress Sana Khan, who is all set to hit the big screen with Vishal Pandya’s upcoming Wajah Tum Ho, believes that the movie will prove a turning point in her career and given a choice she would not even like to kiss a..

Awkward teenager

Actor Dwayne Johnson says he was an awkward teenager. The 44-year-old may have been named Sexiest Man Alive by People magazine this week, but he says that he didn’t always consider himself attractive, particularly when he was battling acne and try..

‘Our love has grown stronger’

Actor Kunal Kapoor says the affection between him and his wife Naina Bachchan has grown after their marriage.Kunal married Naina, the niece of megastar Amitabh Bachchan, in February last year. “Definition of love has changed after marriage, rathe..

Striving to be diverse

Actress Amy Jackson says she is trying her best to do diverse roles in Bollywood to avoid getting typecast. “One easily tends to get typecast here. As an actress, I am very happy with ‘Singh Is Bliing’ because that was totally differe..

Mesmerised by Aishwarya,

Actress Anushka Sharma was mesmerised by the persona as well as beauty of Aishwarya Rai Bachchan while working with her in the forthcoming film Ae Dil Hai Mushkil. “I have one scene with her but it is very impactful. She is a very warm and gracio..

Classy chemistry

“Today I have worked, I know the overview. It is about how you approach a character and doing that is relevant to times from 20 years ago. It is done in a classy way.” Actress Aishwarya Rai Bachchan says her on-screen romance with Ranbir Ka..

Double delight

“Acting and direction both have difficulties. There are things about acting and direction which are enjoyable and interesting as well. I think both are challenging for me. I can’t compare,” Konkana said at the 18th Jio Mami Film Festiv..