Unfair to compare

  FARAH Khan, who worked with Sridevi and has now choreographed for Janhvi in Dhadak, feels it would be unfair to compare the newcomer with her mother. Farah believes very actor has a different approach towards the craft and their individuality sh..


  ACTRESS Radhika Apte, whose house is a reflection of her personality and a realisation of her husband Benedict Taylor’s vision, says her memories are very dear to her. “My home is a realisation of my husband’s vision for what o..

Swwapnil’s new avatar

  JUST when we were getting over the captivating teaser of Ranangan, where only glances of the characters were shown, Swwapnil Joshi’s new look in his next movie Ranangan has further raised level of curiosity among the fans. Swwapnil Joshi, ..

Revisiting history

  Filmmaker Ashutosh Gowariker, who has always been fascinated by historical dramas, is set to make a movie on Panipat, which will tell the story of what led to the third Battle of Panipat.He has cast Arjun Kapoor, Sanjay Dutt and Kriti Sanon for ..

Akshaye to play Sanjaya Baru

  In a forthcoming political film, The Accidental Prime Minister, actor Akshaye Khanna has been roped in to play renowned political commentator and policy analyst, Sanjaya Baru who is currently serving as Secretary General of the Federation of Ind..

FAIR appreciation

    By Arundhuti Banerjee, From winning the Miss Universe crown to navigating her way in Bollywood, coming up with a prenatal yoga series and now debuting on television, Lara Dutta Bhupathi has enjoyed various roles in showbiz. She says with ..

‘Nepotism does not exist’

    Actress Kareena Kapoor Khan, the grandchild of legendary actor-filmmaker Raj Kapoor, says nepotism does not exist in the Indian film industry.The actress at a conclave was asked if nepotism exists in the film industry. Kareena replied: ..

Hailing change

  I am open to all languages; I have never seen language as a barrier when it comes to performance, when it comes to acting. For me, it’s always been about the script and the story. When Kajal Aggarwal was a kid, she recalls, going out..

Complete hero

  Tiger Shroff is a complete hero, says choreographer-turned-filmmaker Ahmed Khan, who has helmed the actor’s forthcoming film Baaghi 2. Khan spoke about it at the launch of &TV’s dance reality show High-Fever.“I haven&rsquo..

Striving to stay relevant

  By Arundhuti Banerjee, Juggling the joys of motherhood and the responsibility of being a music icon, celebrated singer Sunidhi Chauhan says she is constantly in search of ways to stay relevant in the changing scenario of the music business in t..

Vowing against Woody

  Veteran actor Michael Caine has joined the list of Woody Allen film alums who have vowed to never work with the director again in the wake of the allegations levelled against him by daughter Dylan Farrow. Caine, who won an Academy Award in 1987 ..

‘Fame is not all that important’

  Actress Deepika Padukone, who won the Entertainer of the Year honour at the Hello Hall of Fame Awards, says fame is not that important to her. Deepika told media persons, “I won’t say fame is all that important for me, but I would d..

SDPL Classic offers ready possession flats

  Business Bureau, Sandeep Dwellers Pvt Ltd. (SDPL) introduces ably excellent residential, commercial apartments and townships at valued prices that manifest in the very principles laid out by the organisation. The scheme is within NMC limit, is..


  By Durga Chakravarty, “Whatever I am doing, I am doing it all on my terms and conditions, and that’s what I wanted to do. Everything is tough... Making people laugh is as tough as making people feel for you. So it is really not easy..

‘Sunshine’ Katrina

  Filmmaker Aanand L Rai has thanked actress Katrina Kaif for bringing in a sense of ease and love to the sets of Zero. “With joyful and affectionate Katrina Kaif on the shoot. Thank you for bringing so much of ease, fun and love on the set..

‘Smoothening’ the hiccups

  Actor Rani Mukerji had interactive sessions with author Brad Cohen, on whose autobiography her film Hichki is based, to learn about the Tourette syndrome. Directed by Siddharth P Malhotra, Hichki features Rani as an inspiring and self-motivated..

Upbeat about new project

  Yami Gautam says she is looking forward to work with Shahid Kapoor and Shraddha Kapoor in Batti Gul Meter Chalu. The film marks the first on-screen collaboration between Yami and the two actors. “I saw him (Shahid) recently in Padmaavat a..

Sleepless nights for Varun

  Shoojit Sircar’s October ,which is a story of a very different shade of love, had its actors go through drills to be able to perform their roles with utmost honesty. Varun Dhawan, the lead character, was asked to not sleep for an entire w..

All praise for partner

  Ailing actor Irrfan Khan’s wife says her partner is facing his health scare -- a “rare disease” -- like a “warrior”. Producer Sutapa Sikdar, days after Irrfan revealed that his life has been jolted with a rare dise..

Engaging entertainer

  Actor-director Nandita Das today said the aim of mainstream films is to entertain people, but, for her, engaging the audience is more important. The 48-year-old filmmaker, however, said she is not party to the idea of using the medium of cinema..

Age no bar

  “The 85-year old debutante (Pushpa Joshi) was a darling on the set. Everyone wanted to be around her because she is charming,graceful and has a great sense of humour.” Pushpa Joshi, a 85-year old Lucknow woman, is all prepared to ta..

Thrilled with time

  Bollywood actress, known for her glamorous moves, Urvashi Rautela, said it’s an amazing time in the industry that girls are getting equal opportunity as the male actors.  Urvanshi, who was in the national capital recently to promote ..

Backing beliefs

  Actor Priyanka Chopra’s mother, Madhu Chopra, today said that when they backed their first project, a Bhojpuri film, under their production house, a lot of people from within the industry sneered at them. The actor started her banner, Pur..

Perfectly indisciplined!

  Actor Aamir Khan, often known as Bollywood’s Mr Perfectionist, says he is “totally indisciplined” in real life, but his work brings out the discipline in him. The book talks about how people can learn from animals around them...


  From the film world to a podcast show, judging television non-fiction entertainers to running a marathon -- Neha Dhupia is doing it all. The actress and former beauty queen says entering the film industry was an adventurous step she took around ..

Realistic joy

  Actress Gayathiri, after doing projects in the southern movie industry, is making her Bollywood debut with the role of an income tax sleuth in Raid. Happy to work with Ajay Devgn, she says she is glad to foray in Hindi filmdom with a non-glamoro..


  This Women’s Day, EPIC, India’s leading Indian infotainment channel has announced a day-long programming line-up that is a treasure trove of compelling and informative series about India’s most iconic women, who have been integ..

Actor's Advantage

  By Milinda Ghosh Roy, Best known for essaying poles apart roles - ranging from playing a gun-toting gangster Faizal Khan in Gangs of Wasseypur to a hilariously funny journalist in Bajrangi Bhaijaan Nawazuddin Siddiqui thinks it is the ‘Bo..

Action hero dreams

  Actor Tiger Shroff, who has starred in action films like Heropanti and Baaghi, says it was his dream to be an action hero. Tiger attended the trailer launch of his forthcoming action drama Baaghi 2 recently where he shared that he has been prepa..

Iconic dream

  Alankrita Sahai has made her debut with Love Per Square Foot, and says she wants to be a global icon for all the women. “My dream is to be able to connect with everyone, make them laugh, make them cry and most importantly grow as an actor..

Celebrating Woman’s Life

  TWO days from today the International Women’s DAY will be celebrated. The Women’s DAY is celebrated on the March 8 every year. Now you must be wondering why I am highlighting the word DAY again and again. On that note, here is my que..

Best Actor Gary Oldman

  Gary Oldman today clinched his career's first Oscar for Best Actor for his life-like portrayal of former British Prime Minister Winston Churchill in the period drama Darkest Hour. The veteran actor was a spitting image as the UK PM who led Brit..

Best Picture The Shape of Water

  Guillermo del Toro's inter-species fantasy drama The Shape of Water won the Best Picture Oscar. The film also helped del Toro win his maiden Oscar in the directing category. The lyrical drama about a mute cleaning lady’s unique bond with ..

Best Animated Feature Film

  Disney Pixar's Coco won the Best Animated Feature Film Oscar. The film was competing with Loving Vincent, The Boss Baby, Ferdinand, and The Breadwinner. The acclaimed Dia de Los Muertes (Day of the Dead)-themed blockbuster is directed by Lee Un..

Entertainer with substance

  Actress Yami Gautam says her next film Batti Gul Meter Chalu is entertaining and has a lot of substance. “Batti Gul Meter Chalu is a social drama on the electricity issue faced by people in the country, especially in small towns,” Ya..

Four fun

  ACTOR Kunal Kapoor says he is passionate about writing and that he isworking onco-developing four scripts. Since he has a flair for writing, asked if script-writing is a passion he intends to pursue, Kunal told IANS: “That’s somethin..

Image stuck!

  NUSHRAT Bharucha of Pyaar Ka Punchnama fame says that she was one of the shortlisted actresses for the Oscar-winning film Slumdog Millionaire. She says her on-screen imageis stuck under the limited vision of filmmakers. She hasoftenbeenseenplayi..

‘Versatility is vital’

  By Durga Chakravarty, Having done films as different as chalk and cheese like London, Paris, New York, Bhoomi and Padmaavat, actress Aditi Rao Hydari says versatility is very important for her.Asked why she’s majorly done multi-starrer pr..

Big trash talker

  Bollywood actor Ranveer Singh calls himself “a big trash talker” and says that he has no control over it. Ranveer was speaking at an event in Mumbai where Premier League announced him as their brand ambassador in India.The film star..

‘One-sided’ friendship

  Actress Jennifer Lawrence believes her friendship with reality TV star Kim Kardashian West is “one-sided” as she is a huge fan of the reality TV star. The Red Sparrow actress is a huge fan of the reality TV star and her famous famil..

Blessed identity

  Tiger Shroff is not worried about getting stereotyped as an action star as he believes it is good to have an identity so early in his career. The five-films old actor has largely been associated with action movies right from his debut Heropanti..

Starry struggler

  By Durga Chakravarty, She has received appreciations from critics and audiences alike for films like Pink, Naam Shabana and Judwaa 2, but actress Taapsee Pannu, who has been described as the “most powerful woman of the year” by a ma..

Tag me not!

  Akshay Kumar, who worked on issue-based films such as Toilet: Ek Prem Katha and Padman, says he deliberately wants to shift between genres to avoid getting stereotyped. “I need to keep on changing. I don’t want anyone to put an imag..

Big small dream

  Actress Aditi Rathore, best known for playing the lead character Avni in the show Naamkarann, is not keen on doing films at the moment. She says she always had a desire to do something big on the small screen.“I like TV more right now. I wan..

Stay Grounded

  Actor Pulkit Samrat, who starred in the 2017 hit film Fukrey Returns and is now tied up with two movies, says he does not get affected by success or failure and prefers to move on with his next project.His two films, 3 Storeys and Veerey Ki Wedd..

An emotional Medium

Homi Adajania will be directing the sequel to Hindi Medium with actor Irrfan Khan playing the lead. The filmmaker says the film’s story is very “amusing yet emotional”.The news of Adajania getting on board to direct the quirky franchis..

Proud YRF Girl

  Actress Parineeti Chopra says she is proud of her association with Yash Raj Films, under which she not only made her debut but also did movies like Ishaqzaade and Shuddh Desi Romance. Parineeti on recently attended the Yash Chopra Memorial Awar..

Certain choice

  Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut, who is caught up with the production of the movie Thackeray, says actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui was the only choice to play the party’s late supremo Bal Thackeray on the big screen. On the film Thackeray, Raut s..

Staying relevant

  “It is difficult to stay relevant in industry. You just cannot take things easily. You have to work hard for it and if you achieve something, it won’t last forever.”   Bollywood actor-producer Ajay Devgn, who has spent o..

Tough competitor

  Actress Disha Patani, gearing up for the release of her upcoming film Baaghi 2, says it is tough to cope up with the energy level of her co-star Tiger Shroff. Tiger is considered as one of the best dancers from the Hindi film industry.Asked abo..

Experimenting eagerly

  By Nivedita, Actor Ayushmann Khurrana, who has featured in films on sperm donation and erectile dysfunction, says being offbeat and experimenting with new roles is always a good idea as nothing is “safe” in the film industry, and th..

‘Authentic take on Tomb Raider’

  MGM and Warner Bros. have tapped Norwegian director Roar Uthaug to helm their Tomb Raider reboot.Uthaug directed the Norwegian disaster drama The Wave, which was submitted for a foreign film Oscar. Excerpts: What was your overall vision for the ..


  BOLLYWOOD star Sonakshi Sinha says it was exciting to share screen space with he rDabangg co-star Salman Khan once again for a song in her forthcoming movie Welcome To New York. Sonakshi and Salman have recreated their magic in the film’s ..

Foreign flavour in High Fever

  &TV is upcoming dance reality show High Fever…Dance Ka Naya Tevar! Is creating quite a stir in the industry as the makers have roped in popular faces to judge the show. From glamourous diva Lara Datta, to technical maestro Ahmed Khan,..

Asha Bhosle honoured with Yash Chopra Memorial Award

  MUMBAI, Feb 17, (PTI), LEGENDARY singer Asha Bhosle has received the fifth Yash Chopra Memorial Award.Bhosle was honoured here on Friday night by yesteryear diva Rekha and the actor credited the legendary singer and Chopra for making her a ..

‘Edits are the biggest enemy of any show’

  By Aasawari Shenolikar, That television was the domain of the saas bahu did not, for even a moment, faze Ravi Dubey, who when he stepped into the entertainment industry, did so with one thought in mind - that he will not be a mere prop in the i..

Laila Majnu Re-imagined

  Filmmaker Imtiaz Ali and Ekta Kapoor have joined hands for film inspired by the Laila-Majnu folklore.  Sharing the first teaser poster of the romantic drama, Ekta wrote, “It’s here the first look teaser recreated. Re-imagined. ..

‘I am not making Devdas’

  Director Sudhir Mishra says fans expecting to see another version of Sharat Chandra Chattopadhyay’s 1917 classic Devdas will be disappointed with his film Daas Dev, which is a completely different take on the story and deals with the addic..

Not trying to match Madhuri

  Actor Jacqueline Fernandez, who recently shot for the recreated version of the ‘80s song Ek Do Teen, says she is not trying to match up to Madhuri Dixit in the iconic dance number. Sajid Nadiadwala’s Baaghi 2 will showcase Jacqu..

Sure-shot addition

  Actress Pooja Chopra, who features in Neeraj Pandey’s Aiyaari, says it was a huge compliment for her when the filmmaker got her on board for the movie without an audition. Pooja was earlier a part of Pandey’s short film Ouch. &ldquo..

Sold on story

  “I guess I am drawn to strong characters. I am very excited to play this part. It is a true story and incredible.” Deepika Padukone, who will be seen as gangster Sapna Didi in her next film, says the “incredible” st..

With Mahadev’s blessings

  By Radhika Sharma, He descended on the small screen as Lord Shiva, a role that made Mohit Raina a household name and a phenomenon on television. Although he has moved on to other things, Raina is still recognised by his portrayal of lord Shiva...

Thrilled to team up

    Megastar Amitabh Bachchan says teaming up with veteran Rishi Kapoor for the upcoming film 102 Not Out, has been a great joy for him. “Teaming up with Chintuji after so many years... after so many successful, historic films, has be..

Acting on concerns

  Filmmaker Shoojit Sircar, who has made films like Vicky Donor, Madras Cafe and Piku, says he is open to the idea of making a film on exam pressure as he feels it is a problem that is rampant in society. “Yes, I will definitely look into t..

Desi touch to foreign flavour

  By Farina Salim Quraishi, “Gone are days when Hasta la vista, baby went something like, Phir milenge, navjaat shishu! With spot on script translations and starry voice-overs, Hollywood studios are going the extra mile to capture the highl..

Cementing collaboration

  A new collaboration has made its way in the Bollywood! Ekta Kapoor and Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari have collaborated for the first time to make two films together. Out of two films, one will be helmed by Tiwari which will be a romantic-comedy and anothe..

Extraordinary journey

  Actor Dhanush, who has shared a poster and teaser of his Hollywood debut The Extraordinary Journey Of The Fakir, says it has indeed been a journey extraordinaire. Based on a bestseller book The Extraordinary Journey of the Fakir Who Got Trapped ..

Variety is his spice

  Having started his career with romantic films, Sidharth Malhotra is now looking forward to do characters that have depth and help him grow as an actor.  The 33-year-old actor says at this point in his career, he wants to take risks. &ldquo..

Promising more

  Actress Renuka Shahane who will soon be seen in film 3 Storeys that is releasing in March, says now that her children are growing up, she will be seen in more film. During the trailer launch of the film, Renuka, asked what kept her away from Hi..

Devotional night

  EPIC channel has associated with Isha Foundation to telecast the highly followed, grand Mahashivratri celebrations live from the Isha Yoga Center in Coimbatore, on February 13, beginning 8.30 pm and airing till 6 am, the following day.  Ma..

Mediums don’t matter

  ACTOR Sumeet Vyas, who will soon be seen in upcoming web series Official CEOgiri, says he does not believe in distinguishing between the digital platform and the silver screen. “Ipersonally,asanactor,don’t see any difference at all. ..

Learning from lows

  By Durga Chakravarty His involvement with Hindi films began when he assisted in the direction and production of films like Kal Ho Naa Ho, No Entry and Wanted, followed by an acting debut in 2012 with Ishaqzaade. Actor Arjun Kapoor says his jour..

Fairly protective

  Superstar Shah Rukh Khan, known for his chivalrous attitude, says nobody has dared to misbehave with a woman on his film sets. The actor, who was feted with a Crystal Award at the World Economic Forum summit in Davos along with Hollywood celebri..

Excited Simmba

  Actor Ranveer Singh, who will soon be seen in Rohit Shetty’s upcoming film Simmba, says a masala entertainer is something he was longing to do. “After Gully Boy I have Rohit Shetty. It’s a full on masala entertainer, which is ..

Realiastic support

  Akshay Kumar is proud of his coming film Pad Man -- a film highlighting awareness on menstrual hygiene. The actor says he always wanted to support socially relevant cinema, but couldn’t due to lack of funds.The actor also added that there ..

Cryptic clarification

  Amid marriage reports, actor Ileana D’Cruz says she wants to guard her personal life and whatever is out there, the world can see and judge. There have been reports that D’Cruz got hitched to her rumoured boyfriend Andrew Kneebone, ..

Amazed by Diljit

  Kriti Sanon is working with Diljit Dosanjh for the first time in Arjun Patiala, and the actor wonders how the “Udta Punjab” star is able to transforms himself into a character that is completely contradicting to his real shy self. &..

In for a long run

  By Nivedita, Actress Kareena Kapoor Khan, who is looking her best self nowadays after shedding all the extra weight after the birth of her son Taimur, says her journey in the film industry has been enriching and she would like to work another t..

In a content space

  Shamita Shetty does wonder how her career would be different if she had taken up more work, but lives without any regret. The actress says all her ups and downs helped her evolve, and she is “happy and content” at the moment. &ldquo..

‘Not done with Deepika yet’

  Filmmaker Sanjay Leela Bhansali, who has delivered some great hits with Padmaavat star Deepika Padukone over the years, has said he is not done with the dimpled beauty as yet. Bhansali has directed Deepika previously in 2013’s Goliyon Ki ..

Actresses in uniform

  By Dhaval Roy, As Aiyaary nears release, actress Pooja Chopra can be seen killing it in army fatigues. Whether a soldier’s garb or the khaki, it’s not something that’s only Bollywood heroes’ bastion. Here’s a ..

Swearing by choices

  Shahid Kapoor has never shied away from taking risks, be it opting for intense roles or doing multi-starrer projects, and the actor says what defines his success story are the “smart choices” he made over the years. In the past, Sha..

Rishta... Naya,literally!

  Things are about to heat up on the show Rishta Likhenge Hum Naya with the entry of Kishwer Merchant. A lot of twists and turns, with a whole lot of drama, is in store. For starters, Kisher Merchant, wife of Suyyash (Abhay Kunwar Singh) in real l..

Big Fascination

  From his debut film Cheeni Kum to his upcoming film Pad Man, R Balki has maintained one common element in all his directorial ventures -- and that is the presence of Amitabh Bachchan. The filmmaker says the whole nation is obsessed with the mega..

‘Warrior of independent music’

  Singer Shibani Kashyap, known for songs like Sajna aa bhi ja and Zinda hoon main, says she has always supported independent music. “I am the constant warrior of independent music. I am one of the few artists who is always standing by non-..

Royal bridesmaid?

  Everyone knows ‘Desi girl’ Priyanka Chopra and the newest member of the ‘royal family’ Meghan Markle are best friends. But will the Quantico star serve as a bridesmaid in Markle and Prince Harry’s upcoming wedding? ..

Working for convictions

  Pooja Chopra is back on the big screen after a gap of two years and the actor says she prefers a long wait over featuring in films she does not believe in. The Miss India-turned-actor, who will next be seen in Neeraj Pandey’s Aiyaary, mad..

Stupid to be influence

  By Kishori Sud, Bollywood and television shows are often blamed for inspiring real-life crimes. But actor Anup Soni, who has for long been anchoring the reality-based Crime Patrol TV show, says it is “stupid” on an individual’..

Special connect

  Actress Supriya Pilgaonkar says she is honoured to do a cameo appearance in Mere Sai. Supriya will portray the role of Suhasini, a troubled mother who finds solace through a chance encounter with Sai Baba that changes her life forever.  Wh..

Fitting right in

  Actor Parineeti Chopra says 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 fitnes..

Passionate Learner

  By Arundhuti Banerjee, “I know many average actors, who learnt the craft rightly and with the years of practice, they have managed to find their way. Having said that, I believe one can only teach you the art of acting if you are passiona..

Chasing novelty

  By Subhash K Jha, Actor Sushant Singh Rajput, who has turned 32, says he wants to pursue his quest of new and great experiences without harbouring a fear of failure.ExcerptsWhat does turning 32 mean to you?That I should live in the present and ..

Unperturbed by highs & lows

  In her 15-year-long career, Kareena Kapoor Khan has seen both ups and downs, but the actor says her love for acting is what keeps her going. The actor said the fact that she is getting the opportunity to do the work of her choice is her biggest..

Bettering his art

  Actor Tiger Shroff, also a trained martial artist, took his team of Super Fight League (SFL), which focuses on mixed martial arts, to Thailand for advanced training.He facilitated the trip earlier this month for Bengaluru Tigers before they..

Pertinent questions

  Defending her stance on Padmaavat that it made her feel reduced to a “vagina only”, actress Swara Bhasker has said the questions she raised via her lengthy open letter were legitimate and should have become a part of national level d..

Prop me not

  Actor Zareen Khan says she prefers to do meatier roles in small movies rather than being a prop in a big budget multi-starrer. The actor made her Bollywood debut with Veer and then went on to work in films like Housefull 2 but of late she has d..

‘Art has power to influence society’

  By Arundhuti Banerjee, Veteran actor Manoj Joshi, named among the Padma Shri awardees this year, says any form of art, especially performing arts like theatre and cinema, has a huge power to influence the thought process of the society.“M..

A cricketer, if not an actor

  While Aasif Sheikh continues to charm audiences with his portrayal of Vibhuti in &TV’s most popular show Bhabiji Ghar Par Hain, there is something about the veteran actor that not many people are aware of. Besides being a very hardwork..

‘Hate’red is darker

  Finally, the makers of Hate Story franchise are back with its fourth installment, Hate Story 4, which seems darker, bolder and high on revenge. The movie, which is directed by Vishal Pandya, is set to take the erotic thriller franchise to a who..

Ready to return

  Former Miss Universe Sushmita Sen, who was last seen in 2010 film ‘No Problem’, says that she has been looking at scripts for the past one and a half years. Asked when could the fans expect her return, Sushmita said, “I have b..