Bengaluru, March 10 (IANS) A chance meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi in September 2015 in New Delhi inspired Bengaluru-based Grammy Award winner Ricky Kej to dedicate his life and music to the cause of environment.  

Originality is a dichotomous terminology: Amitabh (IANS Exclusive)

Originality is a dichotomous terminology: Amitabh (IANS Exclusive)

The voice in your ear has a certain crispness to it, over time, it has become gruffer, sand papery and rasping. It is one of India's most precious baritones, a ne plus ultra, mono typical and unique. As he mouths a dialogue for his new thriller 'Badla', the growly voice resonates in my echo chamber: 'me vo 6 dekhu jo tum dikha rahi ho ya vo 9 jo mujhe dekhna hai''! It has a different quality about it, you don't need surround sound to support it, it stays with your residual memory. Amitabh Bachchan and his craft has captivated several generations now, ageless as he is, the thespian has completed 50 years in an industry which he straddles like a colossus.  

Would've been an honour to play Sandeep Unnikrishnan: Mahesh Babu

Would've been an honour to play Sandeep Unnikrishnan: Mahesh Babu

Mumbai, March 5 (IANS) Popular Telugu actor Mahesh Babu, who is producing the real-life war hero biopic "Major", says he would have loved to play Sandeep Unnikrishnan, the NSG commando who lost his life while rescuing many hostages during the 26/11 terror attack in Mumbai. But he is happy to have actor Adivi Sesh on board for the part.  

If you are going through pain and don't laugh, you die; so laugh: Saurabh Shukla (IANS interview)

If you are going through pain and don't laugh, you die; so laugh: Saurabh Shukla (IANS interview)

Kolkata, Feb 25 (IANS) Versatile actor-cum-screenwriter Saurabh Shukla, best known for playing Justice Sunderlal Tripathi in the "Jonny LLB" movies, says the current political situation is funny and one just needs to laugh in times of hardships.  

The law is against music composers: Rajesh Roshan

The law is against music composers: Rajesh Roshan

Mumbai, Feb 21 (IANS) Upset over the remixed version of his 1978 song "Mungda", Rajesh Roshan says the law is against composers, who have no legal control over their creations.  

I don't like defining people or be defined: Lisa Ray

I don't like defining people or be defined: Lisa Ray

Mumbai, Feb 21 (IANS) Actress Lisa Ray, who plays a lesbian in web series "Four More Shots Please", says she doesn't like the idea of labelling or defining people, especially when it comes to one's choice of partner.  

Less visibility reduced my fan base: Gautam Gulati

Less visibility reduced my fan base: Gautam Gulati

New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) Actor Gautam Gulati developed a strong fan base and became popular with his stint in TV reality show "Bigg Boss 8" in 2014. But after that, he was not seen much on-screen apart from movies like "Azhar" and "Behen Hogi Teri".  

Judge me, but don't judge my kids: Ajay Devgn

Judge me, but don't judge my kids: Ajay Devgn

New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) Much like the children of other Bollywood celebrities, actor Ajay Devgn and Kajols 15-year-old daughter Nysa and 8-year-old son Yug, get a lot of media attention and are often targeted by social media trolls.