Entertainment

Young actors taking their career too seriously: Ajay Devgn

September 1: Actor Ajay Devgn says there was never any insecurity in his generation about working with contemporaries but that does not seem to be the case with the young stars today.

Lux Industries signs Amitabh Bachchan as brand ambassador

September 1: Kolkata-based hosiery maker Lux Industries today said it has roped in Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan as the brand ambassador for its brands Venus and Cott’swool.

Acting not an ego game for me: Rajkummar Rao

September 1: In the last six months, Rajkummar Rao has lost weight, gained some and chopped off his hair to appear half-bald, all in the service of his craft.

Rajkummar Rao joins Aishwarya Rai in ’Fanney Khan’

September 1: National award winning-actor Rajkummar Rao has come on board Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra’s "Fanney Khan".

Who better than Salman for ’Race 3’: Saif Ali Khan

September 1: Actor Saif Ali Khan today said he hasn’t been approached for the third instalment of "Race" but is happy that superstar Salman Khan has been roped in for the film.

Convenient to box women and men within certain roles: Konkona

July 15: Actress Konkona Sensharma believes it is easy for the society to categorise both women and men by the jobs they are expected to do as the ancient norms get an opportunity to go unquestioned.

Justice system will take care of it: Kamal Haasan on arrest demand

July 15: Kamal Haasan is unfazed by a Hindu outfit’s police complaint seeking a ban on him and his reality show "Bigg Boss", saying he is confident the judicial system will take care of the matter.

Katrina ’privileged’ to work with the Khans again

July 15: She has worked with the Khan trio - Salman, Shah Rukh and Aamir - before and is teaming up with them yet again for different films and actress Katrina Kaif said she feels privileged to get this opportunity.

Sensitivity is not male or female: Prakash Jha

July 15: Prakash Jha said it is an unfair notion that a female director does a better job at handling women’s stories as sensitivity is not gender-specific.

NCW to ask Kamal Haasan to apologise for naming actress

July 15: National Commission for Women (NCW) chairperson Lalitha Kumaramangalam today demanded an apology from actor Kamal Haasan

I like rewards more than awards: Salman Khan

July 15: Salman Khan has never been a favourite at award shows but the superstar has no complains as he said he prefers performing at such ceremonies over receiving an honour.

Dileep’s police custody extended till tomorrow

July 15: A court today extended till tomorrow the police custody of popular Malayalam actor Dileep, arrested in connection with the alleged abduction and assault of a South Indian actress.

Madonna’s letter blasting Whitney and Sharon up for auction

July 15: Pop icon Madonna’s note, in which she described Whitney Houston and Sharon Stone as "horribly mediocre", is set to be auctioned and it is expected to fetch USD 3,000-5,000.

Lingo limbo: Tamil songs at Rahman’s UK concert anger fans

July 15: They say music transcends all barriers but when composer AR Rahman performed Tamil songs at his UK show, Hindi-speaking concertgoers reportedly staged a walkout.

Saif becomes first major Bollywood star to lead Netflix series

July 15: Actor Saif Ali Khan has joined Netflix’s first India-set original series "Sacred Games", which is based on author Vikram Chandra’s best-selling novel.

Varun Dhawan, Anushka Sharma to team up for ’Sui Dhaaga’

July 7: Varun Dhawan and Anushka Sharama are set to collaborate for the first time in Yash Raj Films’ new production "Sui Dhaaga- Made in India".

SRK claims nothing objectionable in ’Jab Harry Met Sejal’

July 7: Shah Rukh Khan has assured his film "Jab Harry Met Sejal" has nothing inappropriate, after the censor board chief recently objected to a word in the promo of the movie.

I got angry when I watched ’Lipstick Under My Burkha’: Ekta

July 7: Producer Ekta Kapoor has said she came up with a "sassy promo" for "Lipstick Under My Burkha" as she wanted the film to reach out to wider audiences rather than being confined to the art film zone.

Ramgopal Verma to make biopic on NT Rama Rao

July 7: Maverick moviemaker Ramgopal Verma has declared that he would make a biopic on Nandamuri Taraka Rama Rao

Big B, Aamir, Sushant in best actor race at IFFM

July 7: Actors Amitabh Bachchan, Aamir Khan, Sushant Singh Rajput and Rajkummar Rao are among the nominees for the best actor - male category at the Indian Film Festival of Melbourne 2017.

Music industry male driven, less work for female singers: Neha

July 7: It took Neha Bhasin 16 long years to make a mark in Bollywood music scene which, she believes, is a male-dominated arena where female singers always get the raw end of the deal.

Rajasthani filmmaker claims Toilet- Ek Prem Katha makers copied his song

July 7: The director and producer of an upcoming film Toilet: Ek Prem Katha has been accused of plagiarism by a Rajasthan filmmaker

Nothing wrong with kids reality show, says Tiger Shroff

July 7: Reacting to filmmaker Shoojit Sircar’s demand to ban reality shows involving kids, actor Tiger Shroff said such shows give children a sense of direction and goal in life.

No attachment to success, failure: Ranbir Kapoor

July 7: Actor Ranbir Kapoor said over the years he has realised that he can’t be too attached to the success or the failure of his films, especially after his debut project bombed at the box office.

Taapsee excited to work with Salman in ’Judwaa 2’

July 7: Actress Taapsee Pannu has wrapped up shooting major portions of her upcoming film "Judwaa 2" and is now looking forward to shoot with superstar Salman Khan.

Huma bemused over people’s rigid ideologies and food habits

July 3: Actress Huma Qureshi said she is baffled by how people divide others on the basis of their rigid ideologies and food habits.

Can’t expect my kids to be the way I was with my mom: Sridevi

July 3: Sridevi says she prefers to be a friend to her daughters, Jhanvi and Khushi, rather than a strict mother as the actress understands that times are changing.

There were moments we thought of shelving ’Jagga Jasoos’: Ranbir

July 3: Ranbir Kapoor’s first home production "Jagga Jasoos" hit a series of roadblocks, resulting in its release date being pushed several times, and the actor said there were times he even thought of shelving the film.

We’re becoming overstrict, should give freedom to directors: Parineeti

July 3: Actress Parineeti Chopra said people are becoming "overstrict" when it comes to allowing filmmakers to express themselves.

’Top Gun’ sequel gets director, release date

July 3: Tom Cruise is all set to fly again with the sequel to "Top Gun" slated to hit the theatres on July 12, next year.

Never moved ahead in my career as an actor: Rakesh Roshan

July 3: His acting career was not as impressive as his second innings as a director-producer but Rakesh Roshan says he never stopped trying and would often call people to ask for work when he was struggling.

It’s terrible when work, attention start slipping away: Akshaye

July 3: He has never been one to crave attention as his two-decade long career did most of the talking, but Akshaye Khanna believes acting is a profession where it eventually gets difficult to deal with the feeling of being loved less.

’Wonder Woman’ becomes DC’s highest-grossing movie

July 3: Gal Gadot starrer "Wonder Woman", which has broken the ground on the superhero market for females, has become DC’s most successful film ever.

I’ve never felt I am a star: Sridevi

July 3: Touted as the first female ’superstar’ of Bollywood, Sridevi, ruled the silver screen in the 80s and 90s, but the actress says she has never let success go to her head.

Arjun, Parineeti to star in ’Sandeep Aur Pinky Faraar’

July 3: "Ishaqzaade" co-stars Arjun Kapoor and Parineeti Chopra are reuniting on screen for Dibakar Banerjee’s thriller, "Sandeep Aur Pinky Faraar".

John Abraham unveils first poster of ’Parmanu’

June 23: Actor John Abraham has shared the first look of his upcoming film "Parmanu - The Story Of Pokhran".

BMC demolishes part of Arshad Warsi’s bungalow

June 22: The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has demolished a part of actor Arshad Warsi’s bungalow which was allegedly constructed illegally, a senior civic official said today.

Michael Seitzma named new ’Quantico’ season 3 showrunner

June 22: "Code Black" creator Michael Seitzman has been tapped to take over as showrunner on Priyanka Chopra-fronted TV show "Quantico."

Treat to see Vijay improvise on set: Producer Hema Rukmani

June 22: Producer Hema Rukmani from Sri Thenandal Films says Tamil superstar Vijay is an outstanding actor and it’s a treat to see him improvise on the movie set.

Deepika nominated for Teen Choice Awards alongside Gal Gadot

June 21: Bollywood star Deepika Padukone has been nominated in Teen Choice Awards for her breakthrough role in "xXx: Return of Xander Cage" and the actress will compete with Wonder Woman Gal Gadot for the trophy.

Shah Rukh said yes to ’Tubelight’ in one phone call: Salman

June 21: Superstar Salman Khan says it took just a phone call to convince Shah Rukh Khan to do a special appearance in his film "Tubelight".

American DJ duo get a Geography lesson on Twitter

June 21: In the wake of Ed Sheraan and Justin Bieber’s India tours, American DJ duo ’The Chainsmokers’ announced that they would also be undertaking an Asia tour.

’Daddy’ not a propaganda film: Arjun Rampal

June 21: Actor Arjun Rampal, whose film "Daddy" is based on the life of Arun Gawli, says the movie is not an attempt to glorify the life of the gangster-turned- politician.

Young actors should do family entertainers: Anil Kapoor

June 21: Actor Anil Kapoor said one of the reasons he has had such a long innings in Bollywood was because of the family entertainer films, something which all young actors should do too.

’Dunkirk’ will be Christopher Nolan’s shortest film

June 21: With a run-time of approximately one hour and 47 minutes "Dunkirk" is going to be the shortest film in Christopher Nolan’s career since his directorial debut.

Bhojpuri actress found dead at home

June 20: A smalltime Bhojpuri actress, Anjali Shrivastav, was found dead hanging from a ceiling fan of her rented apartment at Andheri in Mumbai.

Great honour to illuminate UN building in New York:Anupam Kher

June 20: Veteran actor Anupam Kher said he was proud to be the chosen for illuminating the United Nations headquarters, ahead of International Day of Yoga.

Ayushmann begins filming ’Shoot The Piano Player’ in Pune

June 20: Actor Ayushmann Khurrana has started shooting his next film "Shoot The Piano Player", which will be directed by Sriram Raghavan.

Cinema can make people think: Kabir Khan

June 20: Filmmaker Kabir Khan believes a film with a "message" can prod people into thinking, though he fears that it doesn’t end up changing "reality".

Tiger to voice Spider-man in Hindi ’Spider-Man: Homecoming’

June 20: Bollywood actor Tiger Shroff has come on board to dub as Spider-Man in the Hindi version of the much awaited movie "Spider-Man: Homecoming".

I want to be an actor now, not chef: ’Tubelight’ kid Matin Rey

June 20: He may have wanted to become a chef earlier but after working with Salman Khan in upcoming film "Tubelight", Matin Rey Tangu says he now aspires to be an actor.

Irrfan starts shooting for his next Hollywood film in New York

June 20: After delivering a box office success "Hindi Medium", actor Irrfan Khan has started shooting for his next Hollywood project "Puzzle" in New York.

Politics responsible for wars, not people: Kabir Khan

June 20: Filmmaker Kabir Khan says war is something which is created by politics because hostility is not possible if there is people-to-people contact.

Varun, Prabhas recreate iconic Kattapa-Baahubali moment

June 20: The mystery behind Kattapa killing Baahubali may have been resolved, but Varun Dhawan still seems to be smitten by the iconic moment as her recreated it with "Baahubali" star Prabhas.

Rahman to celebrate his musical journey with UK concert

June 17: From starting his journey with composing scores for documentaries and jingles to becoming India’s only music director to win an Oscar, A R Rahman has transformed the Indian music scene.

Sooraj Pancholi to star in Prabhu Deva’s next

June 17: Actor Sooraj Pancholi will be seen in Prabhu Deva’s next directorial project, which will reportedly be a remake of a South Indian action film.

Good effort: PM Modi praises Akshay’s ’Toilet Ek Prem Katha’ trailer

June 16: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has lauded the trailer of Akshay Kumar’s upcoming film "Toilet Ek Prem Katha".

SRK, Salman, Akshay part of Forbes’ highest-earning celebrities list

June 16: Indian superstars Shahrukh Khan, Salman Khan and Akshay Kumar are among Forbes’ annual list of the highest-earning entertainers in the world.

Toho Pictures reveals design of new Godzilla for animated film

June 16: Toho Pictures, creator and owner of the Godzilla franchise, released a new poster of their upcoming anime Godzilla film, titled ’Godzilla: Monster Planet’, on the film’s official twitter handle.

Anushka Sharma releases haunting first look of ’Pari’

June 16: After playing a friendly ghost in her last home production "Phillauri", Anushka in and as "Pari" gives some serious haunting vibes.

Deepika Padukone to star in ’xXx4’, confirms DJ Caruso

June 16: Deepika Padukone has bagged her second Hollywood project. Director DJ Caruso has confirmed that the actress will return in the next installment of the "xXx" franchise, alongside Hollywood action star Vin Diesel.

Word of mouth, audience support important for small films, says Konkona

June 16: Konkona Sensharma, whose directorial debut "A Death In The Gunj" has opened to glowing reviews but limited screens, believes that making and promoting a niche film is not easy.

Ariana Grande to get honorary citizenship of Manchester

June 16: Singer Ariana Grande will be getting honorary citizenship of Manchester under plans put forward by the city council.

Send warmongers to the front, says Salman Khan

June 16: He played a peace messenger in "Bajrangi Bhaijaan" and carries an olive branch in the upcoming film "Tubelight". Little wonder Salman Khan believes that war is not a solution to any conflict.

Ryan Reynolds wants a role in ’Game Of Thrones’

June 16: The popularity of "Game of Thrones" is such that every actor wants to be a part of it.

You have be a show at business, not in real life: Priyanka

June 16: Actress Priyanka Chopra says an artiste can act their way through the reel life, but off- camera one should stick to their own true selves.

’Tiger Zinda Hai’ has action of international standard: Ali

June 13: The action in Salman Khan-starrer "Tiger Zinda Hai" is of international standard and both the superstar and lead actress Katrina Kaif are putting in their best foot forward, says director Ali Abbas Zafar.

Jennifer Lawrence’s private jet forced to make emergency landing

June 13: Actress Jennifer Lawrence was unhurt after the private plane she was flying in reportedly suffered a double-engine failure and was forced to make an emergency landing in Buffalo, New York.

People don’t realise when stardom goes to their head: Diljit

June 13: Diljit Dosanjh believes his experience in showbiz, from being a singer to an actor in Punjabi films and now making inroads in Bollywood, has taught him that one should not let success go to their head.

Aishwarya is open to working in Marathi films

June 13: Aishwarya Rai Bachchan’s filmography boasts of over 30 Hindi films, several international projects and some unequivocal gems of Tamil cinema and the actress said she would love to expand it by working in Marathi films.

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan launches the music of Vikram Phadnis’ Hrudayantar!

June 13: Vikram Phadnis who is gearing up for the release of his debut directorial venture, Hrudayantar is overwhelmed with the humongous response the film’s trailer has been receiving from the movie aficionados.

Entertainment like a medicinal dose for the public: Boman

June 13: Actor Boman Irani’s most notable performances have been in films like "Munnabhai MBBS", "Jolly LLB" and "3 Idiots" but he has beeen equally great in Bollywood comic capers.

Abhishek yet to take a call on Kashyap’s film with Aishwarya

 

June 13: Actor Abhishek Bachchan said he and his wife, actress Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, are still in early talks regarding filmmaker Anurag Kashyap’s upcoming production.

Arjun Rampal’s ’Daddy’ to release on July 21

June 13: Arjun Rampal starrer "Daddy", based on the life of gangster-turned-politician Arun Gulab Gawli, is all set to hit the theatres on July 21.

’Lipstick Under My Burkha’ to now release on July 21

June 13: Alankrita Shrivastava’s "Lipstick Under My Burkha" will arrive in theatres a week before its scheduled release on July 28 to avoid a box office clash with Anees Bazmee’s wedding-comedy "Mubarakan".

Mummy: Tom Cruise was terrified of the original film

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It’s Amitabh Bachchan, Rishi Kapoor vs Vidya Balan on December 1

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Veteran director Dasari Narayana Rao no more

June 1: Veteran director, actor and former Union minister Dasari Narayana Rao died here on Tuesday after a prolonged illness. He was 75.

Sanjay Dutt to star in romantic thriller ’Malang’

June 1: Sanjay Dutt has signed on to play the lead role in "Malang", a romantic thriller, to be directed by debutante Aarambhh Singh.

Priyanka in talks to join Rebel Wilson’s ’Isn’t It Romantic’

June 1: Priyanka Chopra is in negotiations to join comedy "Isn’t It Romantic" opposite Rebel Wilson and Liam Hemsworth.

Priyanka Chopra’s sassy reply to trolls over dress controversy

June 1: Actress Priyanka Chopra gave it back to the trolls criticising her for wearing a dress during her meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Kathy Griffin apologises for beheaded Trump photoshoot

June 1: Actress-comedian Kathy Griffin has apologised for posing with a photograph which shows a bloodied and beheaded US President Donald Trump.

Bond girl Molly Peters dies

June 1: Molly Peters, the actress, who played Nurse Patricia Fearing opposite Sean Connery in James Bond film "Thunderball", has died. She was 75.

Our plane almost crashed: Sunny Leone

June 1: Actress Sunny Leone, her husband, Daniel Weber and some friends had a harrowing experience when their private plane almost crashed in a remote place in Maharashtra.

I am neither PM, nor Priyanka: Big B on Chopra’s trolling

June 1: Megastar Amitabh Bachchan said he is not in a position to comment on actress Priyanka Chopra’s online trolling over her dress during her meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Anushka Sharma joins SRK, Katrina for Aanand L Rai’s next

June 1: Superstar Shah Rukh Khan has reunited with his "Jab Tak Hai Jaan" co-stars Katrina Kaif and Anushka Sharma for director Aanand L Rai’s upcoming film.

James Cameron addresses gap between ’Avatar’ films

June 1: Director James Cameron has broken his silence over the time lag between the two parts of the sci-fi film series "Avatar"

Self-obsessed movie star is a cliche: Shah Rukh Khan

May 26: Shah Rukh Khan was at his candid best as he broke down myths associated with a movie star’s persona during a session with Hollywood superstar Brad Pitt.

Salman not worried about ’Baahubali 2’ box office record

May 26: SS Rajamouli’s "Baahubali: The Conclusion" may be setting the box office on fire but superstar Salman Khan said he doesn’t get worried about the business of a film as he thinks every movie has its own destiny.

Acting not a career, it is an opportunity for me: Javier

May 26: He hails from a family of actors in Spain and Javier Bardem, who decided to carry forward the legacy by taking up the same profession, says he looks at acting as an opportunity.

Nandita Das’ Manto leapfrogs on to Cannes canvas

May 26: Manto is on the move in Cannes. The first look of Nandita Das’ upcoming film, unveiled at the 70th Cannes Film Festival, has triggered much interest among buyers and festival programmers looking for India-themed content.

’Mr India’ wasn’t dependent on stardom of actors: Boney Kapoor

May 26: The 1987 superhit film "Mr India" completes 30 years today and producer Boney Kapoor says the makers focused on the story rather than depending on the stardom of the lead actors.

Best crew ever: Priyanka on working with ’Baywatch’ team

May 26: Priyanka Chopra says she had the time of her life while working with the "best crew" on "Baywatch".

Rajkummar Rao goes half bald for ’Bose’

May 26: Rajkummar Rao does not shy away from going the extra mile for his characters and for his next project, a web series based on the life of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose, the actor has gone half bald.

Sachin-Anjali romance in biopic cute: daughter Sara

May 26: The romance between master blaster Sachin Tendulkar and his wife, Anjali, depicted in his biopic was the favourite part of the film for their daughter Sara.

I am a limited performer: Salman

May 26: Superstar Salman Khan said he considers himself to be a limited performer and credited his "Tubelight" co-star and brother, Sohail Khan, for helping him perform well in the upcoming film.

Acting not a career, it is an opportunity for me: Javier

May 26: He hails from a family of actors in Spain and Javier Bardem, who decided to carry forward the legacy by taking up the same profession, says he looks at acting as an opportunity.

Shruti attends premiere of movie based on Niel Gaiman’s story

May 23: Actress Shruti Haasan attended the premiere of movie "How to Talk to Girls at Parties" based on British novelist Neil Gaiman’s short story.

Sonam Kapoor glitters in gold at Cannes

May 23: Sonam Kapoor chose gold has her colour for second red carpet appearance at the Cannes Film Festival.

Unfortunate Bhanots contemplating legal action: Atul

May 23: "Neerja" producer Atul Kasbekar today described Bhanot family’s plan to move court over sharing of profits of the film as unfortunate, saying they had a "clear contractual arrangement".

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