Entertainment

Neutral competitor

  Debutante Sara Ali Khan, daughter of Bollywood actors Saif Ali Khan and Amrita Singh, has a neutral approach towards competition with Janhvi Kapoor, who made her Bollywood foray with Dhadak earlier this year. Sara is stepping into the acting wo..

Missing Yuvraj

  Actor Angad Bedi has revealed that his “best friend” Yuvraj Singh is upset with him for not telling him about his wedding with Neha Dhupia earlier this year. Angad spoke about this on the third season of Saavn’s podcast #NoFilt..

Bigg questions

  Television actor Karanvir Bohra’s wife Teejay Sidhu has issued a letter to the Bigg Boss team asking them not to shame and mock Karanvir on Weekend ka War episodes in the reality show. Karanvir is locked away in the Bigg Boss 12 house and..

Over the moon

  Actress Huma Qureshi can’t contain her excitement about being directed by acclaimed filmmaker Deepa Mehta for the Leila web series. Huma on Saturday took to Instagram to share a selfie moment from the sets of the Netflix series. Deepa and..

Darker sequel

  Actor Eddie Redmayne has described the Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald as a “darker and more rigorous” film than its predecessor. The 36-year-old actor, who reprises his role of magizoologist Newt Scamander from Fantastic..

Crying foul

  Bollywood actor Govinda, who along with producer Pahlaj Nihalani is facing difficulties to release their upcoming film Rangeela Raja after the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) refused to certify the film and ordered 20 cuts, says there..

Small big message

  National Award-winning filmmaker Vinod Kapri, whose forthcoming movie Pihu centres on a two-year-old child left alone by her parents, believes all stories should leave their audience with a message. Pihu was screened for politicians in Mumbai o..

Exploring loneliness

  Sharing her experience of watching her mother Soni Razdan’s film Your’s Truly, actress Alia Bhatt on Sunday said she was stunned to see the film dealing with ‘loneliness’.“I want to thank Sanjay (Nag -- the dir..

‘My life is my inspiration’

  By Aasawari Shenolikar   “Earlier I used to think that a movie works only because of the presence of superstars. But later, I realised the real power is not in the content, the stories that come from our own lives, that reflect our ..

IN LOVE WITH ACTING

  CYRUS Sahukar has featured in Bollywood movieslikeDelhi-6andAisha,and the host actor wants to act more as he absolutely loves acting. “I have done very little cinema because a large part of my life has been focused on gigs. About 80 days ..

Disruptive  Medium

  By Ravi Bansal NETFLIX’S Indian content has often been characterised as niche by the critics due to lack of mainstream features as compared to its rivals but actor Madhuri Dixit believes the streaming giant has disrupted the Indian film i..

Documenting Spirit of Survival

  THE one-hour special documentary Kerala Floods - The Human Story on Discovery Channel is a poignant take on the indomitable spirit of Kerala who instead of losing hope, are steadily working towards rebuilding their beloved state. The documentar..

Merit matters

Merit matters..

Finest Break

  Actor Ravi Kishan, who will be seen working with actor John Abraham in Batla House, says the upcoming film is one of the finest breaks of his career. “I am playing a very strong role in this movie Batla House and it is one of the finest b..

Romantic turn

  His tall frame, unique baritone and casting as a villain in multiple films left Raza Murad caught in the stereotype web that most actors struggle to break. It is after many years in the film industry, that the veteran actor has got a chance to p..

Eternal student

  “I’m always a student -  I always learn. I never think I know all of it. And I keep on learning, learning, learning. That’s how it works for me keeps my creativity going.”   Ace choreographer Shiamak Davar, w..

Thoroughly humbled

  The first installment of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them gave us a glimpse of Johnny Depp as Grindelwald, leaving the fans wanting for more. The new sequel will dwell more into Grindelwald giving a full view into his life and crimes. Re..

Reelistic grouse

  Chitrangda Singh, whose latest film to release is Baazaar, says actresses get stereotyped by the film fraternity and audience alike based on their on-screen image, and this is scary at times. Having started her film career in 2003 with Hazaaron ..

It’s a different Silsila

  By C Nishi, All human relations go through phases. The relationships that go through a lot of ups and downs but still maintain the trust and affection are considered to be successful due to its longevity. Not all relations last long, but that s..

This dwarf stands tall

                                  By Aasawari Shenolikar, ‘Genuinely’ is the word Shah Rukh Khan used most while interacting during the tr..

Musical Grouse

  Veteran singer Asha Bhosle rues the fact that the music industry nowadays is not producing good music thereby robbing young talent of enough opportunities. The 85-year-old, whose career spanned more than seven decades, regretted the present musi..

‘Pitch’ing it right

    Nagpur City’s very own star Saket Nagmote, who works for a multinational company in Pune, recently made his television debut on MTV’s new show MTV Elovator Pitch. The show which airs on MTV and Voot App and is based on conce..

Daring actor 

  Filmmaker Vishal Bhardwaj says though superstars are taking risks by doing out-of-the-box films today, for him, Aamir Khan is the only daring actor. Bhardwaj, who has worked with Ajay Devgn, Saif Ali Khan and Shahid Kapoor in the past, says he n..

Family first

  Actress Kareena Kapoor Khan, who has taken to exercising indoors to battle the rising levels of air pollution, says health and fitness is of utmost importance to her and her family. “I am very aware of my surroundings and the environment ..

Grounded about glamour

  Actor Jacquline Fernandez says she can easily ditch the glamour side of acting if it meant solely focusing on her craft. The Race 3 actor said being in films is “an extremely high maintenance profession” and comes with its own sets ..

Fearless as a storyteller

  Actress Swati Semwal is also a writer and director, and her upcoming short film is a humorous journey of two sisters from a conservative family exploring their fantasies. She says she is fearless as a storyteller. “Whatever I am today is ..

A typical Govinda offering

  Actor Govinda says Rangeela Raja is typically his brand of film, complete with dances and songs. Govinda was interacting with the media at the music launch of Rangeela Raja along with his co-actors Shakti Kapoor, producer Pahlaj Nihalani and di..

Risk is fun

  Actress Shweta Tripathi wants to challenge herself with each project, and says she doesnt want to play safe. Be it Masaan, or Haraamkhor or Zoo or Trip 2, Shweta has explored diverse roles in her career. And she wants to continue doing so.&ldquo..

Not a Love Jodi

  Singer Anup Jalota, who was evicted from Bigg Boss season 12, has said he is completely unaware of how his guru-shishya relationship with Jasleen Matharu turned into a Love Jodi in Bigg Boss house. Anup Jalota entered Bigg Boss house with Jasle..

Girl power

  By Aasawari Shenolikar,   Akvarious ProductionsWritten by: Dilshad Edibam Khurana & Tahira Nath Krishnan, Directed by: Prerna Chawla & ShikhaTalsania.Cast: Mithila Palkar, ShikhaTalsania, Astha Arora, Dilshad Edibam Khurana, Prern..

Having fun as ‘father’

  SAB TV is all set to add one more fictional series to its laughter ride with its latest offering Mangalam Dangalam - Kabhi Pyaar Kabhi Vaar. “Mangalam Dangalam will touch your heart, while making you laugh…” says Manoj Joshi w..

Special honour

  Actress Rakul Preet Singh says playing the role of late veteran actress Sridevi in the upcoming NTR biopic is an achievement for her. Talking about playing Sridevi in the film, Rakul said, “I am truly honoured and excited to play role of ..

High five for Hamilton

  MEXICO CITY, Lewis wins fifth title, joins Juan Fangio in the record books LEWIS Hamilton claimed his fifth drivers’ world championship to draw level with Juan Manuel Fangio in the Formula One record books when he finished fourth behind ..

Dropped from Pirates...

  Superstar Johnny Depp has been dropped from the Pirates Of The Caribbean film franchise. The news comes when Disney Studios is planning a major reboot for the franchise, reports dailymail.co.uk.The original script writer of the franchise, Stuar..

Crazily adventurous

  From a girl who loved studies to becoming an actress, Taapsee Pannu’s journey has been a roller-coaster ride. She says she has always been about exploring the unexplored. Asked when did she realise she wanted to be an actor, Taapsee said,..

Intense bet

  Actor-comedian Jaaved Jaaferi is gearing up to share screen space with actor Vijay Raaz in upcoming Bollywood venture Lupt. The movie, which is a supernatural horror-thriller, is all set to send chills down the spine of the audience. Jaaved Jaaf..

Woman with a vision

  By Aasawari Shenolikar, Gachchi, Sanngto Aika, Pipsi, Redu, Ringan and Vazandar, from Landmarc production company, launched byVidhi Kasliwal in 2011 have been selected for the My Marathi Film Festival being held in Nagpur. S HE can put any goo..

Personal touch to Nazar

  ACTRESS Monalisa uses dupattas from her personal wardrobe for some sequences in her TV show Nazar. In the show, Monalisa, who is playing role of a daayan in the StarPlus show, is seen wearing suits paired with some elaborate dupattas. “I g..

Back in Bollywood

  ACTRESS, LGBTQI activist and former beauty queen Celina Jaitly is set to return to Bollywood after seven years with Ram Kamal Mukherjee’s Hindi film A Tribute to Rituparno Ghosh: Season’s Greetings. The film is based on a mother-daug..

Sensational teacher 

    Thugs of Hindostan director Vijay Krishna Acharya says choreographer-filmmaker-actor Prabhudheva has done a sensational job in creating dance steps for the song Suraiyya picturised on actress Katrina Kaif and actor Aamir Khan. Prabhudhe..

Best bet

  Singer Sonu Nigam says Hall of fame is his best single in English. The Indian singer joined hands with Grammy award winning producer-engineer Jason Goldstein for the song, which also features American rapper MC Yogi. “Hall of fame” ..

Hearty Belief

  By Durga Chakravarty, He has a career spanning over four decades in the Hindi film industry and, as of 2017, has appeared in over 200 films. Actor Jackie Shroff, who has over five movies waiting to release now, says he still works with his hear..

Thrilled to transform

Actress Amyra Dastur, who will be seen in Mental Hai Kya and Made In India, finds it fun to transform and essay different characters on screen.Talking about her upcoming work, Amyra said: “Both films are so different from one another and our chara..

Project of pride

  Actor Rana Daggubati says he is proud to be associated with superhit Indian film franchise Baahubali, which is now making an impact internationally in the form of a comic book. Rana had gone to Singapore for a professional commitment when he we..

‘Television Is my identity’

  Actress Sayantani Ghosh, who has been a part of the Indian television industry for more than a decade, is happy where she is and hasn’t yet planned a Bollywood foray. “I belong to the TV industry. It is my identity. I did not join T..

‘I’m a late bloomer’

  By Radhika Sharma There are some who know what they want right from the outset but Saif Ali Khan believes he found his foothold late in life. For someone whose childhood was spent with one leg in the hills of Himachal Pradesh and another in UK&..

Pitching for writers

  Filmmaker Rajkumar Hirani Monday said writers shouldreceive the maximum remuneration for a film as they are the backbone of any project.Hirani said Bollywood writers often tend to work on several scripts simultaneously as there is no guaran..

Kaagaz Ki Kashti to sail in Nov

  Kaagaz Ki Kashti, which traces the life of legendary ghazal singer and composer late Jagjit Singh, will release on November 2. Kaagaz Ki Kashti will release exclusively under PVR LIVE at PVR cinemas, read a statement. Born Jagmohan Singh in Raj..

Kebab royalty

  Actress Huma Qureshi says she loves Mumbai, but the city is a “little sad” when it comes to the food scene. “I love kebabs. Therefore, my friends affectionately call me ‘kebab royalty’. I love Mumbai but when it co..

Inclined towards drama

  By Natalia Ningthoujam, Sharman Joshi’s filmography is a mix of comedy, thriller, horror and romance movies, but it’s the actor’s comic timing that is often appreciated. Surprisingly, he says drama comes more naturally to him ..

‘I Don’t Believe In Curse’

  Gautam Rode will be seen playing the role of Veer in Star Bharat’s upcoming show Kaal Bhairav Rahasya 2. In a candid chat the talented actor speaks about his experience... Tell us something about the show?Kaal Bhairav Rahasya 2 is a ficti..

‘Good’ breakaway

  Actress Prachi Desai says she has essayed the role of a “good girl” for too long and wants to try something different. She adds that her upcoming project titled Kosha  breaks the norm for her. Talking about Kosha, Prachi told I..

AN ACTOR ACROSS LANGUAGES

  By Natalia Ningthoujam, There are many roles and I haven’t had the opportunity to do any of them. I jokingly tell people ‘Sometimes I wonder, is the film industry waiting for me to die and then say it’s sad. He was a good acto..

The unknown star kid

  By Justin Rao, Today star kids become a household name much before they enter Bollywood, but that was not the case with newcomer Rohan Mehra.Rohan, son of yesteryear actor Vinod Mehra who is looking forward to his debut Baazaar, says he intende..

Deepika-Ranveer to marry on November 14-15

  MUMBAI, (PTI), ACTORS Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh on Sunday announced that they are getting married in November. In a post shared on their respective social media accounts, the couple revealed that the wedding celebrations will take on..

Malik leaves ‘Indian Idol’ amid sexual harassment charges

MUMBAI, (PTI), MUSIC composer Anu Malik on Sunday said he is taking a break from singing reality show “Indian Idol” following various sexual harassment allegations against him. In a statement the music director, who has been attached with..

Not such a safe bet

  Sequels have often proved to be money spinners but Arjun Kapoor, who will be seen in Namaste England, believes there is no sure-shot formula to make a film successful. The film, which also features Parineeti Chopra, is a sequel to 2007 hit Nama..

Wedding bells for Neel

  Nagpur’s very own star and TV actor Neel Motwani, is all set to tie the knot with fellow actor Vindhya Tiwari. An excited Neel tells us, “Vindhya and I connect on several levels. We are both very spiritual and have our faith very clo..

Vying for versatility

  She made her Bollywood debut with a commercially successful film like Dangal, and has since acted in films that have established an image far away from a quintessential Hindi film heroine. The actress says she wants to remain versatile as a perf..

HERO OF HER LIFE

  M ODEL-actress Gauahar Khan is proud of the decisions that she has taken so far and considers herself to be the hero of her life. As a model, she has walked for various designers, including Manish Malhotra. She has shown her acting skills in fil..

‘DANCE is my PASSION’

  A C TO R - d a n c e r- h o s t Shantanu Maheshwari says dance is his passion and one of the best ways to stay fit. S h a n t a n u expressed his love for dance after taking up D i s n e y ’ s Stay Fit challenge. “Dance is my passion..

A fantastic ACCOUNT

  A CTOR Zayed Khan says his father, Bollywood veteran Sanjay Khan has been very guarded about his autobiography The Best Mistakes of My Life, and so as a son, he is all the more excited to read it. Zayed said in a statement, “I haven’..

‘Meaty’  satisfaction

  Veteran actress Neena Gupta, who will be seen in commercial drama Badhaai Ho, says she is glad to work in times when opportunities have opened up for senior actors in content driven films. Neena has been a part of notable films like Gandhi, Jaan..

Musical addition

  Popular singer Sukhwinder has joined the line-up for the Hungama Bollywood Music Project 4.0. Known for songs like Chhaiya chhaiya, Jai ho, Gallan goodiyaan and Udi udi jaaye, he will perform on Day 2 of the music fiesta presented by Skoda Auto..

Challenging run

  Filmmaking is full of challenges, says filmmaker Gautam Singh Sigdar, who took almost five years to make his film Gaon.The film is a story about a village called Bharatgaon and how it transforms, thanks to the changes around it. From finding the..

Too shy to judge

  Actress Disha Patani, who is busy shooting for the upcoming Salman Khan starrer Bharat, says she cannot judge herself in terms of acting. She is even shy to watch her own films. Disha made her acting debut in 2015 with the Telugu film Loafer. S..

A Thug in action

  It is not my age to do all this but our director asked us to do so I did it. There is no part of the body that has not been broken during the shoot and there is no doctor that I haven’t met.   Megastar Amitabh Bachchan said he broke..

Cinematic reflections

    Veteran writer-filmmaker Gulzar says cinema is not like a Bible which will teach people to be good human beings, but it is rather a mirror which reflects society. Gulzar was interacting with the media at the launch of Bhavani Iyer&rsquo..

TWISTED HIGH

  Actress Alankrita Sahai, who will feature in Vipul Shah’s "Namaste England" as a twist in the tale, says it was wonderful to work with actors Arjun Kapoor and Parineeti Chopra. "It’s been a fantastic experience working with Parineet..

Pure magic

  Actor Varun Mitra says filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt is pure magic and producer Mukesh Bhatt is all strength. Varun will soon be seen in the producer’s banner Vishesh Films’ forthcoming film Jalebi.“Bhatt saab (Mahesh) is pure magic,..

Grey reason

  Actor Rishi Kapoor, who is currently in the US for a medical treatment, said the reason behind his sudden visible grey hair is nothing but one of his upcoming untitled films. The veteran actor tweeted: “This is to dispel all notions and w..

No Panga with clause

  Director Ashwini Iyer Tiwari has dismissed reports that she signed a non-interference clause with actor Kangana Ranaut for their film Panga. These reports emerged following the controversy over the stories that Ranaut had taken over directorial ..

Age-old grouse

  Veteran actor Surekha Sikri says writers and filmmakers need to step up and give stronger roles to older female actors. The two-time National Award-winning actor believes cinema reflects society and that is one of the primary reasons why female ..

Impossible wait

  Actor Amit Sadh says he cannot wait to start shooting with Neeraj Kabi, Darshan Kumar, Vikram Gokhale and Madhurima Tuli for the military drama series India Strikes-10 Days, based on the events in the wake of the 2016 Uri terror attack. Amit re..

DOUBLE DEBUT

  A CTRESS Digangana Suryavanshi, known for featuring in TV shows like Ek Veer Ki Ardaas...Veera and Bigg Boss, is excited about making her debut in Bollywood with two films--Fryday and Jalebi -- which will release on October 12. “I didn&rs..

BANKABLE BET

  By Farina Salim Quraishi, P OLITE to a fault and politically correct to the hilt, debutant actor Aayush Sharma knows the rules of Bollywood and plays by them like a pro. Guarded and careful with his words, after his launch vehicle, Loveratri oo..

Thrilling fascination

  I n Sriram Raghavan’s world, improbability is just a plot point. The director, who has given timeless thrillers such as Ek Haseena Thi,Johnny Gaddar and Badlapur to Hindi cinema, is back with another mystery in Andhadhun, whereablind piani..

Real Madrid suffer shock defeat

  PARIS, Man Utd stutter again; Dybala shines in Ronaldo’s absence CHAMPIONS League holders Real Madrid slumped to a rare defeat in the competition as they went down 1-0 away to CSKA Moscow, while Jose Mourinho’s Manchester United mi..

Koepka ‘heartbroken’ after Ryder fan blinded in one eye

  PARIS, TRIPLE major winner Brooks Koepka said he was “heartbroken” that a Ryder Cup fan hit by his wayward tee shot had been blinded in one eye.Koepka posted a statement on Twitter saying he had been in contact with Corine Remande a..

Write from heart

    Indo-Canadian actress Lisa Ray says penning her life story for a memoir, which will be out in the summer of 2019, has transported her to myriad experiences and the emotions of a life lived “close to the bone”. Lisa, who rece..

Heroic evolvement

    By Simran Sethi, National Award-winning actress Divya Dutta, who turned 41 recently, has been a part of the film industry for over two decades, and she says stories have evolved a whole lot from being centred around just one hero and he..

‘Better actor today’

  Saif Ali Khan says he is enjoying the current phase in his career and the actor feels he is getting “better” at his job with time. Fresh off the success and critical acclaim of Sacred Games, the actor said he is “learning new ..

‘Unique’ debut

  By Iffat Amjad Sheikh, True to her name, which in Kurdish language means unique, Warina Hussain, the latest entrant in Bollywood is quite unique in her features. Blessed with the best features of an Afghani mom and Iraqi father, she is the new ..

Tackling difficulties

    Bollywood actress Yami Gautam, who plays a pivotal role in the film Uri: The Surgical Strike, says the filming process was exhausting yet enjoyable because of the participation and enthusiasm of the film’s cast and crew.Some parts ..

Extraordinary actor

  Actress Amyra Dastur, who has joined the cast of Made In China, says she has to bring her best on the sets of the movie because she finds co-star Rajkummar Rao an extraordinary actor. “I’m really happy with the films I have managed ..

'LITERALLY' NO!

  Thugs of Hindostan director Vijay Krishna Acharya on Thursday refuted that the movie is based on author Philip Meadows Taylor’s 1839 novel Confessions of a Thug. Acharya interacted with media at the trailer launch of Thugs of Hindostan, a..

Blind gamble

  Bringing unorthodox subjects on celluloid, Ayushmann Khurrana realised it was time for him to change gears and experiment by challenging himself as an actor. In an interview with PTI, Ayushmann talked about why it was essential for him to pick ..

‘Great’ underestimation

  Actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui, who featured in a bit role in Rajkumar Hirani’s Munna Bhai MBBS, says he never expected the filmmaker to become so “great” all over the world. A few days ago at a masterclass, Hirani said he never tho..

Prompted by curiosity

  Actor R Madhavan says it was his eagerness to dissect and analyse the lives of the country’s revered personalities that drove him to take up the series Mega Icons. The five-part National Geographic series, which is being hosted by the act..

Guiding force...

  Actor Sikandar Kher says that whether it’s about scripts or producing films or taking advice in general, he likes to approach actor-producer John Abraham. The two will share screen space in the upcoming film Romeo Akbar Walter (RAW). &ldq..

‘Brahmastra is a step ahead’ 

  Actress Alia Bhatt, who is busy shooting for Brahmastra, has said the film will take cinema in India to another level. “We all are very excited for the film...I think Brahmastra is a step ahead. It will take cinema to another level so, I a..

Balancing it right

      By Radhika Sharma, Critical acclaim with big box collections is the recipe for a memorable film, but Varun Dhawan believes actors must steer clear of the numbers to satisfy the artiste in them. With the Dulhaniya series, Badlapu..

Nagpur bound

  Megastar Amitabh Bachchan will start shooting for his next film Jhund in November in Nagpur. The cine icon will start shooting after the season finale of quiz show Kaun Banega Crorepati, and after the release of Thugs Of Hindostan, which will o..

Team complete

  Actor Kiara Advani has been paired opposite Shahid Kapoor in the Hindi remake of Telugu blockbuster Arjun Reddy. Kiara, who was most recently seen in Netflix’s Lust Stories, will essay the role of Shahid’s love interest. “Arju..

BIG DREAM COME TRUE

  Superstar Aamir Khan, who is gearing up for the release of Thugs Of Hindostan, says it is a dream come true for him to share space on a poster with megastar Amitabh Bachchan. “To see myself on a poster with Mr Bachchan is a dream come tru..

Small step forward

  By Sugandha Rawal, Bollywood actor Jimmy Sheirgill is making his debut on the small screen as the host of a reality show Castrol Garage Guru - The Super Mechanic Show. Lauding the evolution of television, he says he would love to do something i..

Pataakha of a poem

  Actor Sunil Grover, who will be seen next in the Vishal Bhardwaj directorial Pataakha feels the script and dialogues resembles a poem. The actor-comedian is collaborating with Bhardwaj for the first time, talking about his experience, Sunil sai..

Money doesn’t matter

  Udaan actor Rajat Barmecha says he is more bothered about doing quality work rather than earning fame and money. Rajat rose to fame with Udaan, and has been receiving appreciation for his character Kartik in Bindass Originals’ series Girl..

Doubtful reunion

  Govinda and David Dhawan ruled the box office in the ‘90s with over 15 back-to-back hits, but the actor says he is “doubtful” if he will ever work with the director again. Dhawan made his directorial debut in 1989 with Taaqatw..

Awarded confidence!

  Actress Anushka Sharma who has received the Smita Patil award for best actor, said it validates the choices that she has made so far in her career. Addressing the media at the 34th edition of the Priyadarshini Academy Global Awards 2018, Anushka..