New Delhi, Dec 24 (IANS) His directorial career includes National Award winning film "Paan Singh Tomar" and "Saheb Biwi Aur Gangster" and his acting prowess was captured brilliantly in projects like "Manjhi - The Mountain Man" and "Gangs of Wasseypur".  

Rejections shattered, strengthened and streamlined my writing: Sahitya Akademi winner Anees Salim

Rejections shattered, strengthened and streamlined my writing: Sahitya Akademi winner Anees Salim

New Delhi, Dec 18 : Still recovering from the surprise of being named as the winner of the prestigious Sahitya Akademi Award (English) for his novel "The Blind Lady's Descendants" -- a long suicide note of a 26-year-old -- author Anees Salim has said that the initial rejections he faced from mainstream publishers were shattering; but they also went a long way in strengthening and streamlining his writing.  

Say no when required: Malaika Arora on focus on her personal life

Say no when required: Malaika Arora on focus on her personal life

New Delhi, Dec 15 (IANS) She is one of the fittest celebrities in Bollywood and is currently in the news more for her personal relationship, but Malaika Arora says that it comes with the territory. She feels one needs to strike the right balance and say "no" when required.  

I don't feel any pressure, but have responsibility towards acting: Ranveer Singh

I don't feel any pressure, but have responsibility towards acting: Ranveer Singh

New Delhi, Dec 11 : Hopes are high from newly-married Ranveer Singh, who is set to woo quintessential Bollywood fans with "Simmba" later this month. After eight years of entertaining audiences, the actor says he does not feel any pressure to deliver his best as he sees it as a responsibility towards what he loves doing -- acting.  

A web show is no less than a film: Actor Ali Fazal

A web show is no less than a film: Actor Ali Fazal

Mumbai, Dec 11 : Working in American TV show "Bollywood Hero" to sharing screen space with Oscar-winning veteran actress Judi Dench in the British-American film "Victoria & Abdul", making a mark in Bollywood in the beginning of his career with his presence in the National Award-winning film "3 Idiots" to becoming a part of web series "Mirzapur", actor Ali Fazal has successfully dabbled in different realms of the entertainment world.  

Upset over 'ban' in Uttarakhand: 'Kedarnath' director Abhishek Kapoor

Upset over 'ban' in Uttarakhand: 'Kedarnath' director Abhishek Kapoor

Mumbai, Dec 10 : Kedarnath director Abhishek Kapoor is no stranger to ups and down in his career. If "Kai Po Che" and "Rock On" established him as a director of substance, "Fitoor" brought him down with a thud. But now with his new film "Kedarnath", Abhishek is riding high again. He speaks to Subhash K Jha about the ban in Uttarakhand and the film being accused of promoting "Love-Jihad":  

Sara is never tongue tied: Sharmila Tagore

Sara is never tongue tied: Sharmila Tagore

Mumbai, Dec 7 : Actress Sharmila Tagore, who will turn 74 on Saturday, says that Sara Ali Khan's confidence, humility and charm makes her very happy and it's heartwarming to see the daughter of Saif Ali Khan and his former wife Amrita Singh the way she has turned out.  

My attempt is to avoid similar kind of films: Abhishek Kapoor

My attempt is to avoid similar kind of films: Abhishek Kapoor

New Delhi, Dec 4 : Abhishek Kapoor, who is gearing up for his next directorial "Kedarnath", says his attempt as a filmmaker is not to repeat himself with a similar kind of films on the big screen.