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Claustrophobic tag

Shahid Kapoor says tag of a romantic hero bothered him initially but now he is fine with returning to the space. The 36-year-old actor says in the beginning of his career he wanted to prove that he has a lot more to him than a lover boy. “In the ..

A double celebration

Actress Katrina Kaif is set for a double celebration in July as her much-delayed film Jagga Jasoos will finally hit the screens on July 14 and two days later she will turn a year older. “It’s official ... new release date July 14th! Two days..

‘Mother is not my competition’

Actress Konkona Sensharma is making her directorial debut with A Death in the Gunj and she says comparisons with her mother, veteran filmmaker Aparna Sen, do not bother her as she cannot think of her as a competition. “Even when I started acting,..

Xerxes’ is the inspiration!

The story of Lord Krishna has been passed down for eons now. While many movies and TV shows have showcased their own renditions of this story, Paramavatar Shri Krishna on &TV is set to surprise the audiences with high visual appeal and unique narrat..

Epic reloaded!

By Iffat A Sheikh, They say ‘Make hay while the sun shines’ and surely the small screen knows when to cash in an opportunity. People are still grappling under the spell of the magnum opus Baahubali, which is still going strong across the wo..

‘Risky’ revelation

By Sugandha Rawal, Hollywood actor Brad Pitt says business model of Hollywood studios does not allow them to support risky films like his forthcoming satirical comedy War Machine.The American actor, who made a surprise appearance in India, says that it..

MADNESS OF A DIFFERENT KIND

THE upcoming show Aisi Deewangi... Dekhi Nahi Kahin, a high voltage love story, is all set to match the mercury levels outside when it airs on Zee Networks starting May 22,2017. For comfortable viewing, make sure you set your room temperatures right wh..

Patriotic through work

Academy award-winning composer A R Rahman says the one quality he shares with cricket icon Sachin Tendulkar is that they both show patriotism through their work. Rahman has composed the music for Sachin: A Billion Dreams, a film based on the life of th..

Independent run

By Shubha Dubey From her supporting role in Delhi 6 to playing filmmaker Mani Ratnam’s muse in Kaatru Veliyidai, Aditi Rao Hydari has come a long way. The actress, who is working with some of the biggest directors in the film industry, says she ..

Aishwarya, Deepika sign off in style at Cannes

CANNES, May 19, (PTI), THIS is Aishwarya Rai Bachchan’s 15th year at Cannes Film Festival and the actress aced the fashion game with her stunning first look, while Deepika Padukone decided to go bold for her final appearance at the event. Aish..

Rooted to reality

Ajay Devgn says aspiring actors should be passionate about the craft and not chase stardom. “Whenever we go to small towns and interact with people they say they have wished to act since childhood and ask how one can go about it. But I question t..

Rising to the challenge

Actor Siddhanth Kapoor says he didn’t think twice before signing on to portray underworld don Dawood Ibrahim in the upcoming film Haseena: The Queen Of Mumbai and rather took it as a challenge. “These days there are a lot of biopics that ar..

Standing by Tarantino

Actor Samuel L Jackson has defended Quentin Tarantino, saying it is impossible that the filmmaker “is racist with his movies”. Tarantino’s last two movies Django Unchained and The Hateful Eight received criticism upon release for the f..

Learning from failures

By Mohnish Singh, Shraddha Kapoor is looking forward to her next film Half Girlfriend. As the film races towards its release, the pretty actress opens up her heart, in the all-heart interaction. Here are the excerpts... You play the lead Riya Somani i..

Enthused by return

Actress Alia Bhatt is glad that her mother Soni Razdan has returned to the small screen after a long time with new TV show Love Ka Hai Intezaar. Soni, best known for her roles in shows like Buniyaad, Saahil, Junoon and Aur Phir Ek Din, was last seen on..

A daunting task

Norwegian film directors Joachim Ronning and Espen Sandberg are making their big Hollywood debut with Pirates of the Caribbean: Salazar’s Revenge and they say it was a daunting job but the cast and crew were more than welcoming to them. The direc..

Star-struck mentors

The excitement in the air is palpable as two living legends of the film fraternity- A.R. Rahman and Sridevi are all set to grace the sets of Zee TV’s Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Li’l Champs. In the upcoming weekend’s episodes of the singing reality..

Reliving the journey

By H S Rao Master blaster Sachin Tendulkar says Sachin: A Billion Dreams helped him revisit the key moments of his life and share them with his fans, who have been an important part of his journey. The movie chronicles the 44-year-old cricket icon&rsq..

Unexpected outing

Actor Saqib Saleem, who will soon be seen in the upcoming film Dobaara - See Your Evil along with actress and sister Huma Qureshi, says he never thought he would ever do a film with her. “It’s like family. First we never thought we would do..

Swearing by break

By Shubha Dubey, Meri Pyaari Bindu is being touted as her second stint in Bollywood but actress Parineeti Chopra says she was never really away from films.The 28-year-old actress, whose last Bollywood outing was 2014 film Kill Dill, says her break from..

‘Want to play my age on screen’

At a time when several actors are playing characters much younger than their age, Suniel Shetty has no qualms in essaying a role closer to his age. “I want to play my age, I want to play a father, an officer I don’t want to run round trees ..

Chris crisis

Actor Chris Pine complained how everyone confuses him for the other actors named Chris.During his appearance on Saturday Night Live, the 36- year-old made sure audiences did not get him confused with any of his ‘named Chris’ contemporaries, ..

Tomboyish in real life

Actress Shraddha Kapoor, who is playing a stylish, sophisticated Delhi girl in her forthcoming Half Girlfriend, says she is very tomboyish in real life and that simple things of life makes her happy. She was present with co-star Arjun Kapoor, director ..

Humanising characters

National Award winning actor Atul Kulkarni, who plays an Indian Army officer in the new web series The Test Case, says he always tries to bring out the human side of each character he plays. The actor is playing Ajinkya Sathe, a senior in a special for..

Firmly feminine

Aditi Rao Hydari says she does not understand why the idea of feminism is taken negatively as she believes every normal human being should be a feminist. The 30-year-old actress, who was honoured with the youth icon of the decade award by the Women Eco..

Sleeplessly passionate

By Sandeep Sharma Oscar-winning composer A R Rahman says whether a project comes from Bollywood, Hollywood or from any part of the world, it catches his interest as long as passionate people are involved in it and it leaves him sleepless about giving i..

An intense outing!

Based on the cocktail of city life and stock trading, Saif Ali Khan is back again to surprise everyone with his upcoming Bollywood flick Bazaar. The makers of Bazaar popped a surprise by unveiling the first poster on Friday morning.The film’s dir..

Punjabi push Actress Saiyami Kher

Actress Saiyami Kher has started taking Punjabi lessons, and she believes that learning the language will be a plus point for her acting career. The actress, who made her Bollywood debut in Rakeysh Om Prakash Mehra’s film Mirzya last year, has hi..

Entertainingly relevant

National Award winning actor Akshay Kumar says the Hindi film industry does its bit by packaging good social messages via entertaining mediums. At a recent function, the actor was asked about the role of Bollywood in bringing changes in society. “..

Apt choice

After an impressive debut with Dangal, Fatima Sana Sheikh has joined the star-studded cast of Yash Raj Films’ upcoming project Thugs of Hindostan. The director of the movie, Vijay Krishna Acharya said, “The role of the girl is pivotal to th..

Old is gold

By Aasawari Shenolikar, He was the sanest character in a madcap family that twelve years ago made viewers laugh, guffaw, giggle and chuckle. Consisting of members like Maya, Indravardhan, Monisha, Roshez, Madhu Phuppa and Dushyant Mama, who all, on the..

Penning magic for Sony Yay!

He is the most sought after lyricist in the country. We all know about the magic he creates with words. From small budget movies to star glazed blockbusters, versatile lyricist Amitabh Bhattacharya has been constantly crafting foot-tapping and soul touc..

‘Johnny Depp is a gentleman’

Actor Javier Bardem thinks his Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales co-star Johnny Depp is a gentleman. Bardem said that during his time on the set of the upcoming film, he got close to Depp, reports femalefirst.co.uk. “With Johnny y..

Gravitating towards content

Actress Sonam Kapoor, who has been named for the National Film Award -- Special Mention for Neerja, says the honour is an encouragement for her to do more content-driven movies. “It feels amazing. I honestly did not expect it,” Sonam told I..

Handling criticism gracefully

Bollywood actress Katrina Kaif says getting criticised is disheartening, but she has learnt to not “overanalyse things” and move on. “I, being an actress, faced a lot of criticism. I learnt to handle them gracefully. It is dishearteni..

Struggling against Stereotype

By Sugandha Rawal Dave Bautista thinks he is a “misfit in life’, but doesn’t want to be a misfit in Hollywood. The wrestler-turned-actor says he is fighting hard not to get typecast as a musclehead, and show his range as an artiste. ..

Following her own norms

Actress Malaika Arora Khan says that everybody is very guarded nowadays as there is constant glare on them. She agrees that norms of the society must be followed, but believes it doesn’t mean that the person needs to be dictated about what they sh..

Desi in distress Actress Priyanka Chopra

Actress Priyanka Chopra has been juggling between Indian and American characters for a while now. The National Film Award winner says that whenever she gets emotional or angry, she becomes ‘desi’ and her ‘desi’ accent comes out. ..

a prolific actor Manoj bajpayi

Actor Siddarth Malhotra, who has teamed up with Manoj Bajpayee and director Neeraj Pandey for the first time, says working with them will add-on a lot to him as a performer. “They (Neeraj and Manoj) are known for content driven films. I think Spe..

Langda Tyagi to get a spin-off

Here’s some exciting news for all Saif Ali Khan fans as one of his best roles till date as Langda Tyagi is all set to get a spin-off. The Rangoon star’s turn as the conniving foul-mouthed anti-hero in Vishal Bhardwaj’s 2006 crime-dram..

A poser to society

By Farina Salim Quraishi Beauty and brains can be one charming combination, as petite and pretty Pankhuri Awasthy showed on a recent sunny afternoon. The actress, who received rave reviews for her portrayal of Delhi’s first women emperor in Razia..

Missing purity

On World Dance Day, National Award-winning choreographer Shiamak Davar said choreography in Bollywood has become more structured, but feels “pure dancing” has been replaced by technology. “Choreography has definitely become more struc..

Salman’s swag for Hanuman

The character Hanuman has a little swag of superstar Salman Khan, who gave it a different dimension in Hanuman Da Damdaar, says the forthcoming animated film’s director Ruchi Narain. Salman has done a voice-over for the first time for an animated..

Out with auto tuning!

ACTRESS Parineeti Chopra, who has lent her voice for Maana ke hum yaar nahin in the forth coming film Meri Pyaari Bindu, says the song has no auto tune. Parineeti, who will be essaying the role of an aspiring singer in Meri Pyaari Bindu, shared a short ..

A Star who never got his due

He was a hero who was overshadowed by a bigger star. In several films, Khanna acted with Amitabh Bachchan, and while the pair was a great success, the angry young man that Bachchan became synonymous with, often stole the show He was a villain to begin ..

License to go big

By Haricharan Pudipeddi Actor Rana Daggubati, who awaits the release of Baahubali 2: The Conclusion, believes the success of S S Rajamoulis Baahubali as a franchise has given Indian filmmakers the faith and confidence to go big. “I think Baahuba..

A ‘Mindless’ Glutton!

Rapper Badshah says his friend and actor Varun Dhawan is a foodie and eats mindlessly. “There are lots of secrets (about Varun). He is a foodie on the contrary, a lot of people think... He eats mindlessly, he does not know how much he is eating. ..

Performance... Over and out

After singer-composer Kailash Kher voiced his disagreement on Sonakshi Sinha’s performing at Justin Bieber’s maiden concert in India, the actress says she is not performing at the pop star’s concert. “Firstly, I am not performin..

Embracing complications

By Sugandha Rawal Prateik Babbar has come to terms with all the complications of his life, and says he has fought the demons of substance abuse. But the actor says he is still “work in progress”, and wants to write a book about his struggle..

Big B reshoots for Sarkar 3

Megastar Amitabh Bachchan had to reshoot some scenes of filmmaker Ram Gopal Varma’s upcoming movie Sarkar 3. The cine icon says he will share the reason behind it soon.“Reshoot in progress. After long hours of debate and discussion Ram Gopal..

Philosophical purpose...

Priyanka Chopra’s current mood is philosophical! The Mary Kom star, currently on a globetrotting spree, is back in town and having a gala time catching up with friends and family, which seemingly has made her realise the ‘true purpose’..

Chasing The Cop

Akshay Kumar has expressed his desire to play the role of retired IPS officer K Vijay Kumar, who led the STF which was instrumental in launching ‘Operation Cocoon’ to kill forest brigand Veerappan. K Vijay has chronicled the story of the ki..

Content over formula

By Durga Chakravarty, She made her debut in Bollywood in 1994 with Aag and later contributed to films like Duplicate, Hum Saath Saath Hain, Sarfarosh and Kal Ho Naa Ho. Actress Sonali Bendre, who has been in the industry for over two decades, says film..

Struggling ‘literally’

Mohit Suri is back with yet another love story Half Girlfriend, which is an adaptation of Chetan Bhagat’s novel of the same name and the director says it was difficult to translate the book into a two-hour format for the celluloid. “It is d..

Revisiting struggles

Cancer survivor actress Manisha Koirala said she would be revisiting a lot of moments of her own life while playing the role of Sanjay Dutt’s mother Nargis in a forthcoming biopic. Nargis was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer and died in the year ..

Musical bond

Musical bond..

Alka-Udit’s Flirt-athon

This Saturday April 22, catch the king and queen of melody Udit Narayan and Alka Yagnik as celebrity guests on Zee TV singing reality show for kids - Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Li’l Champs. Having lent their magical voices to the biggest superstars and delive..

Returning as host?

Filmmaker Rohit Shetty, who hosted the fifth and sixth seasons of the stunt reality show Khatron Ke Khiladi, is likely to return as the host of its upcoming eighth season, says his friend and actor Ajay Devgn. Ajay, who is currently shooting with Shett..

‘I treat success, failure similarly’

By Nivedita, “Somebody once said, ‘success has ruined more people than failure’. So it’s very important to learn from mistakes and not dwell on them. You move on and do your next film.” Success has ruined more people than..

Patch up, please

Rishi Kapoor has requested Kapil Sharma and Sunil Grover to patch up and move on following their in-flight spat. The 64-year-old star expressed his wish in a tweet by writing, “IPL. There is a look-alike of @KapilSharmaK9 in the team of Sun Riser..

Back to delight

After the successful first season of Kuzey Guney, the channel is all set to introduce Kuzey Guney – Season 2 ob popular demand. The first season of the Turkish show aired on Zindagi and resonated well with the audiences. ‘Kuzey Guney’-..

A ‘sweet’ secret!

A ‘sweet’ secret!..

‘Awarded’ confidence

A Best Children’s Film honour at the 64th National Film Awards for his movie Dhanak has made Nagesh Kukunoor more confident about directing movies around children.Known for portraying hard-hitting subjects through his films, Kukunoor said in Mumba..

Thrilled to team-up

Actress Tabu, who is currently busy shooting for Golmaal Again with actor Tusshar Kapoor and ace comedian Johnny Lever, says its a treat to work with them. Tabu shared a photograph with Tusshar and Johnny on Instagram from the set of the film in Goa. I..

Snapping a ‘Marvel’ous bond?

Few days back, we got to know that Chris Evans’ contract with Marvel was coming to an end after Avengers 4 and it seemed unlikely that it would be renewed. But, now he has surprised everyone by saying that Robert Downey Jr. is really closer to wa..

Sure-footed second time...

Baahubali broke the language barrier to become a pan-Indian hit in 2015 but director S S Rajamouli says he was not as sure-footed about the first part as he is for the upcoming sequel Baahubali: The Conclusion.The first movie ended on a cliffhanger, lea..

Capturing simplicity

Actress Rasika Dugal, whose look for Manto resembles the real life Safia Manto, is glad the effort has been “worth it” in capturing the character’s simplicity.Being directed by Nandita Das, Manto is a biographical film based on the Pak..

Impressed with Sona!

Actor Purab Kohli finds his Noor co-star Sonkashi Sinha’s professional conduct impressive. Recalling the time of shooting for the Sunhil Sippy’s forthcoming film, Purab said in a statement, “I am super impressed with her professional ..

Laid back about loss

Bollywood actress Alia Bhatt, who was awarded the Lokmat Maharashtrian of the Year Award, says that she did not feel bad for not winning the National Award for Best Actress this year. Alia’s performance in Udta Punjab was received well by critics..

Nothing to lose

Actress Swara Bhaskar, who is known for being outspoken about her thoughts, says she is not afraid to speak her mind as “doesn’t have much at stake”. “To be brutally honest, I do not have that much at stake. I am not Shah Rukh K..

Saluting the ‘Superstar’

Megastar Amitabh Bachchan has praised Ranbir Kapoor calling him the “superstar” of this generation. The 74-year-old actor shared a throwback picture of young Ranbir on Twitter and showered compliments on him.“And that wide eyed little..

Digital step forward

Filmmaker Kabir Khan, known for movies like Ek Tha Tiger and Bajrangi Bhaijaan, is elated to foray into the digital space with a web-series based on Netaji Subhas Chandra Boses Indian National Army. He says its scale and reach will be beyond any Hindi e..

On way to reinvention

Shrek 5 writer Michael McCullers says that the film franchise has a lot of scope left for exploration. McCullers, 46, says the team has plan ready for the “reinvention” of the series and is also done with penning the script of the upcoming f..

Wanted a better story!

Filmmaker Subhash Ghai says he will not make a second part of his popular 1999 film Taal until he gets a subject better than that of the original entertainer. “Most of the filmmakers cash in on their previous film’s success. If story of the..

Acting not the ony aim!

Actress Nargis Fakhri says being in films is not her only aim in life and she wants to pursue other things as well. The 37-year-old actress says she wants to meet new people and learn new things. “Acting is not the only thing...I want to do a lo..

Bothered by fashion police

Actress Amyra Dastur says she likes to experiment with her style, but doesn’t appreciate fashion policing.Asked if the fashion police bothers her, Amyra told IANS over phone from Mumbai: “It does. I am someone who loves fashion and when some..

No limits for Baahubali

Actor Prabhas on Sunday said he would have dedicated seven years - not just four years - of his life for S S Rajamouli’s Baahubali franchise without a second thought. “For Rajamouli, I would have even spent more than four years on Baahubali..

Blasé about nepotism

Actress Nimrat Kaur feels that the nepotism debate has been blown out of proportion. “When you talk about nepotism it is in each and every profession. For example, a lawyer’s son will have an easy way of being a lawyer just by the virtue of..

Arjun’s Hindi point

Actor Arjun Kapoor says it is sad that people judge others on the basis of how well they speak English and those who struggle with the language are often made fun of. Arjun says there are people who will understand Hindi but will respond in English to ..

RIP rumours!

Farhan Akhtar has the sassiest reply to the rumour of a tiff between Aditya Roy Kapur and him. The multi-talented actor, recently, put to rest these rumours by posting a picture with the Ok Jaanu star.The actors, who caught up last night at Karan Johar..

Death to wait

Iain Glen says although his character in Game Of Thrones is appearing near its death due to the deadly greyscale disease, the actor hints that he will get through the season seven. The 55-year-old actor, who plays Ser Jorah Mormont in the HBO fantasy s..

A starry Burden

By Radhika Bhirani, She earned the epithet of Bollywood’s “jubilee girl” with her string of hits in the Hindi film industry’s golden era. But living that stardom in today’s paparazzi-driven times is something the enigmatic..

Not so ‘hero’ic intentions

Actor Arjun Rampal says his upcoming biopic on jailed gangster-turned-politician Arun Gawli is not an image-building exercise and steers clear of glorifying anything that is undesirable.The film, Daddy, is based on Gawli (61), who is serving a life sent..

‘Deceptive’ debut

Actor Ali Asgar will be seen in Sony SAB’s Trideviyaan. Ali will essay the role of a criminal disguised as an Adivasi woman. He is staying with the Adivasi tribe to avoid being caught by the police. He encounters the Chauhan family while they are ..

Promotion pains

Actress Carey Mulligan says she had tough time promoting films initially in her career so much so that she would end up in “tears” with red carpet events leaving her feeling stressed. The 31-year-old British actress, who is extremely privat..

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..