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.  

Kangana has done no less a job than Krish: 'Manikarnika' writer

Kangana has done no less a job than Krish: 'Manikarnika' writer

Mumbai, Jan 19 (IANS) Veteran writer Vijayendra Prasad, who has worked on the "Manikarnika: The Queen Of Jhansi" -- the most controversial film of his career -- says Kangana Ranaut, who stepped in to "complete" the film, did no less than what the movie's initial director Krish did.  

Majority of society in a time warp: Nawazuddin Siddiqui

Majority of society in a time warp: Nawazuddin Siddiqui

Mumbai, Jan 19 (IANS) Actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui, who stars as Saadat Haasan Manto in "Manto" -- an Indian film that is not getting released in Pakistan -- says society continues to remain stubborn in its reluctance to accept the bitter truth.  

A propaganda film will work if the story works: Filmmaker Prakash Jha

A propaganda film will work if the story works: Filmmaker Prakash Jha

New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) "The Accidental Prime Minister" and "Uri - The Surgical Strike", which have begun Bollywood's 2019 calendar, have been branded "propaganda films" by a cross-section of people. Filmmaker Prakash Jha, who has dabbled in politics himself, says propaganda films can work only if the story strikes a chord with the audience.