Mumbai, Feb 4 (IANS) Actress Kareena Kapoor Khan believes reinvention -- in her personal and professional life -- has driven her survival as a star in showbiz. She says she has the self-confidence to make even everyday fashion look like couture.  

Indian fashion is getting into its own through Indian weddings: Anita Dongre (IANS Interview)

Indian fashion is getting into its own through Indian weddings: Anita Dongre (IANS Interview)

Mumbai, Jan 31 (IANS) What with the lavish and luxurious weddings of the likes of Isha Ambani and Priyanka Chopra that have caught global attention in the recent past, Indian fashion itself is getting into its own, says veteran designer Anita Dongre, who is back after being a part of the World Economic Forum in Davos.  

Society can't accept negative traits in heroes: Nawazuddin Siddiqui (IANS Interview)

Society can't accept negative traits in heroes: Nawazuddin Siddiqui (IANS Interview)

New Delhi, Jan 31 (IANS) Actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui has been praised for his portrayal of Bal Thackeray in "Thackeray", but the movie, based on late Shiv Sena supremo who had a controversial political career, has been slammed by some critics for being biased. The critically acclaimed actor says Indian audiences do not like to see the protagonist in shades of grey and that if only the negative side of the protagonist is reflected on the big screen, this will severly impact the box office.  

Even in troubled times, nothing can take away beauty of Kashmir: Rohit Bal (IANS Interview)

Even in troubled times, nothing can take away beauty of Kashmir: Rohit Bal (IANS Interview)

Mumbai, Jan 31 (IANS) The silver lining in the dark cloud of insurgency, conflict and militarisation in Kashmir lies in its beauty, says veteran designer Rohit Bal who paid a fitting tribute to his birthplace with a fashion show, where he let a group of Kashmiri women take the spotlight.  

My censor board is my own heart and mind: Pooja Bhatt (IANS Interview)

My censor board is my own heart and mind: Pooja Bhatt (IANS Interview)

Mumbai, Jan 30 (IANS) From producing a movie franchise like "Jism" to a film like "Cabaret", actress-filmmaker Pooja Bhatt has been redefining the image of women in Indian cinema since the 1990s. She says she will never project women in a vulgar manner while celebrating their sensuality and beauty.  

India should lift ban on Pakistani artistes: Shafqat Amanat Ali (IANS Interview)

India should lift ban on Pakistani artistes: Shafqat Amanat Ali (IANS Interview)

New Delhi, Jan 29 (IANS) Shafqat Amanat Ali wonders why there is no exchange of artistic talent between India and Pakistan when all other trade between the two countries is intact. The Pakistani singer says the entertainment industry is a soft target and feels it is high time India lifts the ban that prevents Pakistani artistes from performing in the country.  

Failure is easy, success comes with baggage: Prithviraj Sukumaran (IANS Interview)

Failure is easy, success comes with baggage: Prithviraj Sukumaran (IANS Interview)

New Delhi, Jan 28 (IANS) Prithviraj Sukumaran isn't scared of failure and has detached himself from getting carried away with success. The southern film industry's multi-faceted star says success comes with a temptation to tread the same path, and that is hard to ignore.  

Keen to contribute to the country in larger way: Kangana Ranaut (IANS Interview)

Keen to contribute to the country in larger way: Kangana Ranaut (IANS Interview)

New Delhi, Jan 25 (IANS) Kangana Ranaut feels she only raises her voice to point out "what is wrong and to take attention towards what is right". The actress says she is willing to raise her voice for the good of the country and contribute to the nation in a larger way.