Bollywood Country en-us <![CDATA[ Bollywood Country ]]> 70 70 <![CDATA[ My ups and downs have taught me about life: Anupam Kher ]]> Fri, 25 May 2018 16:59:18 +0530

 Mumbai, May 25 (IANS) Actor Anupam Kher, who on Friday completed 34 years in Bollywood, says he learnt about life and showbiz with his "ups and downs".

]]> <![CDATA[ An actor is never totally satisfied: Ram Kapoor ]]> Fri, 25 May 2018 16:54:46 +0530

 Mumbai, May 25 (IANS) Actor Ram Kapoor has impressed many through his work in TV shows, web series and films, but he says an actor always wants to do more work.

]]> <![CDATA[ 'Bioscopewala': Small film with big heart (Review) ]]> Fri, 25 May 2018 16:51:30 +0530

 Film: "Bioscopewala"; Director: Deb Medhekar; Cast: Danny Denzongpa, Geetanjali Thapa, Adil Hussain and Tisca Chopra; Rating: ***1/2

]]> <![CDATA[ Karan Johar celebrates 46th birthday in New York ]]> Fri, 25 May 2018 16:30:09 +0530

 Mumbai, May 25 (IANS) In New York for his 46th birthday on Friday, filmmaker Karan Johar ensured his style quotient was up to the mark as he decked up in a black and white jacket for a terrace party he hosted for some friends. Back home, his brigade of Bollywood friends wished him love, joy and happiness.


]]> <![CDATA[ Deepika Padukone's new obsession is running (Movie Snippets) ]]> Fri, 25 May 2018 16:27:00 +0530

 Mumbai, May 25 (IANS) Bollywood actress Deepika Padukone has accepted a fitness challenge by Olympic silver medallist P.V. Sindhu, and says her new obsession is running.


]]> <![CDATA[ Nuclear tests were India's most defining moment: John Abraham (IANS Interview) ]]> Fri, 25 May 2018 14:09:06 +0530

 New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) "Vicky Donor" was on sperm donation, "Madras Cafe" was around the Sri Lankan civil war and "Parmanu - The Story of Pokhran" is on India's 1998 nuclear tests. The subjects may seem fit for documentaries, but actor John Abraham -- the common factor as the producer of the films -- says his motive is to make commercially entertaining, engaging and non-formulaic cinema.

]]> <![CDATA[ My focus is on my new venture: Aashka ]]> Fri, 25 May 2018 13:48:11 +0530

 New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) Actress Aashka Goradia says she is focussed on her latest venture, Renee by Aashka, but the "Naagin" actress is also keen on doing an action-packed role in a TV show.

]]> <![CDATA[ Khalid Siddiqui, Rukhsar Rehman turn Urdu teachers ]]> Fri, 25 May 2018 13:07:30 +0530

 Mumbai, May 25 (IANS) Actors Khalid Siddiqui and Rukhsar Rehman gave Urdu lessons to their co-stars Priyanka Kandwal and Sheena Bajaj for their show "Mariam Khan - Reporting Live".

]]> <![CDATA[ I can do that: Danny Dengzongpa on leading life sans acting ]]> Fri, 25 May 2018 12:41:09 +0530


New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) At 70, Danny Dengzongpa has featured in hundreds of films in a career spanning almost five decades. The Bollywood baddie has no immediate plans to retire from acting, but he says it's something that he can live without.
]]> <![CDATA[ Telugu actor Ram Charan wants to work with Rajkumar Hirani ]]> Fri, 25 May 2018 12:38:32 +0530

 Mumbai, May 25 (IANS) Telugu actor-producer Ram Charan says he is ready to explore Bollywood and wishes to work with Rajkumar Hirani.

]]> <![CDATA[ Jacqueline Fernandez to endorse wrist watches ]]> Fri, 25 May 2018 12:35:07 +0530


New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) Actress Jacqueline Fernandez has been announced as the brand ambassador for Casio's womens range of wrist watches -- Sheen, Baby-G and Enticer.
]]> <![CDATA[ Sridevi's contribution to south cinema must not be underestimated: Nagarjuna ]]> Fri, 25 May 2018 12:31:24 +0530

 Mumbai, May 25 (IANS) The death of the legendary Sridevi came as a blow to all her friends, fans and co-stars. Nagarjuna, who worked with her in Telugu and Hindi films, says Sridevis death served up a lesson to him and he feels her contribution to the southern film industry must not be underestimated.


]]> <![CDATA[ Big B records for 'Kaun Banega Crorepati' introduction ]]> Fri, 25 May 2018 12:28:27 +0530


Mumbai, May 25 (IANS) Megastar Amitabh Bachchan will start recording the introduction and initiation for the tenth season of the reality game show "Kaun Banega Crorepati" ('KBC') .
]]> <![CDATA[ 'Parmanu': Sincerely mounted patriotic tale (IANS Review, Rating: ***) ]]> Fri, 25 May 2018 12:21:54 +0530

 Film: "Parmanu: The Story of Pokhran"; Director: Abhishek Sharma; Cast: John Abraham, Diana Penty, Boman Irani, Anuja Sathe, Aditya Hitkari, Mark Bennington, Yogendra Tikku, Vikas Kumar, Ajay Shankar, Darshan Pandya; Rating: ***

]]> <![CDATA[ I try to break stereotypes with each film: Sonam Kapoor Ahuja ]]> Fri, 25 May 2018 12:17:22 +0530


Mumbai, May 25 (IANS) Actress Sonam Kapoor Ahuja, who is promoting her upcoming film 'Veere Di Wedding', has said that she tries to break stereotypes with each of her films.
]]> <![CDATA[ 'Veere Di Wedding' a progressive film: Kareena Kapoor Khan ]]> Fri, 25 May 2018 12:14:23 +0530


Mumbai, May 25 (IANS) Actress Kareena Kapoor Khan has said that her upcoming 'Veere Di Wedding', which she is promoting these days, is a progressive film.
]]> <![CDATA[ Nushrat Bharucha to work with Atif Aslam ]]> Fri, 25 May 2018 12:10:08 +0530

 Mumbai, May 25 (IANS) Actress Nushrat Bharucha is excited to work with Pakistani singing sensation Atif Aslam on a music video.

]]> <![CDATA[ Childhood memories influence one's personality: Actress Geetanjali Thapa ]]> Fri, 25 May 2018 12:02:35 +0530

 Mumbai, May 24 (IANS) National Award-winning actress Geetanjali Thapa, who plays the female protagonist Minnie in the forthcoming film "Bioscopewala", says a person's childhood memories influence and impact his or her personality as an adult in a huge way.

]]> <![CDATA[ Kajol gets wax statue at Madame Tussauds Singapore ]]> Fri, 25 May 2018 11:54:42 +0530


Singapore, May 24 (IANS) Bollywood actress Kajol walked on the red carpet with her daughter Nysa for the first time to unveil her wax statue at Madame Tussauds attraction here.
]]> <![CDATA[ 'Raazi' made me realise it's important to be in successful films: Arif Zakaria ]]> Fri, 25 May 2018 11:52:09 +0530


Mumbai, May 24 (IANS) From playing the college lecturer in the 1989 campus serial "Chunauti" to the aging suspicious loyal Pakistani house-help in Meghna Gulzar's hit "Raazi", actor Arif Zakaria has come a long way. He says the Alia Bhatt-starrer has taught him the importance of being a part of a successful film.
]]> <![CDATA[ 'Hera Pheri 3' will be as successful as first two films: Firoz Nadiadwala ]]> Fri, 25 May 2018 11:46:57 +0530

 Mumbai, May 24 (IANS) Producer Firoz Nadiadwala is heaving a sigh of relief as "Hera Pheri 3" is set to get made with Akshay Kumar as the actor and Indra Kumar as director. He is confident it will turn as successful as the other two films in the franchise.

]]> <![CDATA[ Taapsee's next Telugu film titled 'Neevevaroo' ]]> Thu, 24 May 2018 17:29:22 +0530

Mumbai, May 24 : Actress Taapsee Pannu's upcoming Telugu film has been titled "Neevevaroo".


]]> <![CDATA[ Colours are important element for homes, says Twinkle Khanna ]]> Thu, 24 May 2018 16:40:35 +0530

New Delhi, May 24 : Producer and interior designer Twinkle Khanna says it is important to include colours at home as it plays a major role in how things are perceived.


]]> <![CDATA[ Awareness on sanitary napkins still low in rural areas: India's real Pad Man (IANS Interview) ]]> Thu, 24 May 2018 16:30:12 +0530

New Delhi, May 24 : Some thought he was possessed, some thought he was just being a pervert when he started questioning young women about sanitary pads.


]]> <![CDATA[ 'Sanju' trailer to release on May 30 ]]> Thu, 24 May 2018 15:22:20 +0530

Mumbai, May 24 : The trailer of Rajkumar Hirani's much-awaited film "Sanju", featuring Ranbir Kapoor in the shoes of actor Sanjay Dutt, will release on May 30.


]]> <![CDATA[ Big B accepts Rathore's fitness challenge ]]> Thu, 24 May 2018 15:14:54 +0530

Mumbai, May 24 : Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan has accepted Information and Broadcasting Minister Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore's fitness challenge titled #HumFitTohIndiaFit. He says his mantra his to be continuously mobile.


]]> <![CDATA[ Priyanka Chopra marvels at dichotomy of life at refugee camps ]]> Thu, 24 May 2018 13:51:59 +0530

Dhaka, May 24 : Actress and global Unicef Goodwill Ambassador for Child Rights Priyanka Chopra, who is on a field visit here, has been meeting women and children at the Rohingya refugee camps. Their stories remind her of the dichotomy of life, and she pondered upon how women find their 'house of peace' in the harsh conditions.


]]> <![CDATA[ Amyra Dastur starts shooting for 'Mental Hai Kya' ]]> Thu, 24 May 2018 13:24:06 +0530

Mumbai, May 24 : Actor Amyra Dastur has started shooting for the upcoming film "Mental Hai Kya".


]]> <![CDATA[ Nitesh Tiwari's next release in August 2019 ]]> Thu, 24 May 2018 13:09:11 +0530

Mumbai, May 24 : Filmmaker Nitesh Tiwari's next film, on today's generation, will release on August 30, 2019. It's a story he is excited to tell.


]]> <![CDATA[ Sudhir Mishra on board for Indian adaptation of 'Hostages' ]]> Thu, 24 May 2018 12:29:03 +0530

Mumbai, May 24 : Filmmaker Sudhir Mishra will be directing the Indian adaptation of acclaimed Israeli crime-thriller "Hostages", which will feature Ronit Roy, Tisca Chopra, Parvin Dabas and Dalip Tahil.


]]> <![CDATA[ Will post my fitness video soon: Modi ]]> Thu, 24 May 2018 12:07:01 +0530

New Delhi, May 24 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday accepted a fitness challenge by cricketer Virat Kohli saying that he will soon post a personal fitness video.


]]> <![CDATA[ Change can be implemented only once we initiate discussions: Akshay Kumar ]]> Thu, 24 May 2018 11:46:14 +0530

New Delhi, May 24 : Superstar Akshay Kumar, who will participate in a Menstrual Awareness Conclave here to mark Menstrual Hygiene Day on May 28, says the society can only implement change if there are discussions.


]]> <![CDATA[ How Salman Khan turned lyricist for 'Selfish' in 'Race 3' ]]> Thu, 24 May 2018 11:38:16 +0530

Mumbai, May 23 : Salman Khan has sung songs before, but his upcoming film "Race 3" marks his first time as a lyricist. The superstar says he had only penned a few thoughts, which the team loved and were eventually used as lyrics for the song "Selfish".


]]> <![CDATA[ Raveena Tandon's wildlife photography to be exhibited ]]> Thu, 24 May 2018 11:36:28 +0530

Mumbai, May 23 : Actress Raveena Tandon will showcase her wildlife photographs alongside the works of 75 wildlife photographers for a cause.


]]> <![CDATA[ I was a minority, a lone ranger: Aamir Khan ]]> Thu, 24 May 2018 11:32:48 +0530

Mumbai, May 24 : From winning awards without attending award shows to bringing a new wave in the business of Indian cinema, actor-filmmaker Aamir Khan not only broke all the rules to establish his stardom over the last 30 years but also remains a watchdog of the film industry.


]]> <![CDATA[ Good cinema is medium for social change: Anupam Kher ]]> Thu, 24 May 2018 11:31:38 +0530

Mumbai, May 24 : Actor Anupam Kher says "good cinema" is not only about entertainment, but it is also a medium for change.


]]> <![CDATA[ Hailey Baldwin, Winnie Harlow to endorse Tommy Hilfiger ]]> Wed, 23 May 2018 18:09:54 +0530

New Delhi, May 23 : Model Hailey Baldwin and model-activist Winnie Harlow have been announced as the global brand ambassadors of Tommy Hilfiger's womens collection.


]]> <![CDATA[ I wanted to do Sanjay Dutt's role in 'Sanju', says Aamir ]]> Wed, 23 May 2018 17:20:24 +0530

Mumbai, May 23 : Bollywood superstar Aamir Khan says he was offered to play the role of late Sunil Dutt in Rajkumar Hirani's "Sanju", the upcoming biopic on actor Sanjay Dutt, but he refused it only because he wanted to essay the title character.


]]> <![CDATA[ Babies not on Ravi Dubey's mind ]]> Wed, 23 May 2018 16:37:39 +0530

Mumbai, May 23 : Actor Ravi Dubey, who is married to actress Sargun Mehta, says he is not planning to start a family anytime soon.


]]> <![CDATA[ Poker gets me excited, says Anita Hassanandani ]]> Wed, 23 May 2018 16:36:07 +0530

"Naagin 3" actress Anita Hassanandani loves playing poker as she finds it relaxing.


]]> <![CDATA[ Sidharth Malhotra urges Modi to strengthen animal protection laws ]]> Wed, 23 May 2018 16:17:12 +0530

Mumbai, May 23 : Bollywood actor Sidharth Malhotra has written a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi on behalf of of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) India, requesting stronger penalties for people who commit acts of cruelty against animals.


]]> <![CDATA[ Ekta Kapoor plans personal screening for film after eight years ]]> Wed, 23 May 2018 16:06:20 +0530

Mumbai, May 23 : Producer Ekta Kapoor says it has been eight years since she kept a personal screening for her films. She is making an exception for "Veere Di Wedding", which she feels will be remembered for being a film that tells the audience to "just be".


]]> <![CDATA[ Opt for Khadi cotton this bridal season ]]> Wed, 23 May 2018 15:24:37 +0530

New Delhi, May 23 : Since independence, the journey of khadi has been about maintaining a balance between traditions and modernity so this bridal season make sure you are opting for this fabric in a most elegant way to make an impression.


]]> <![CDATA[ Pankaj Tripathi starts shooting for 'Criminal Justice' remake ]]> Wed, 23 May 2018 15:09:45 +0530

Mumbai, May 23 : Actor Pankaj Tripathi has started shooting for the remake of BBC's international series "Criminal Justice". He says he cannot wait for the audience to see his character in the show.


]]> <![CDATA[ Rasika Dugal goes sans make-up for 'Manto' ]]> Wed, 23 May 2018 13:43:15 +0530

Mumbai, May 23 : Actress Rasika Dugal, who essays Safia Manto in Nandita Das' directorial "Manto", needed no make-up or prosthetics for her portrayal.


]]> <![CDATA[ Celebrity life is not easy: Bollywood star Ranveer Singh (IANS Interview) By Sugandha Rawal ]]> Wed, 23 May 2018 13:31:47 +0530

New Delhi, May 23 : Bollywood heartthrob Ranveer Singh loves all the attention. He admits being in spotlight is like living his dream. The actor, who is fondly called the Hindi film industry's livewire, thanks to his infectious energy and smile, says being a celebrity comes with some responsibilities -- which he is happy to embrace - but doesn't let any of it take away his focus from his first love, acting.


]]> <![CDATA[ Exposure in global market taking India's film business to next level: Telugu star Ram Charan ]]> Wed, 23 May 2018 13:18:21 +0530

Mumbai, May 23 : Telugu film star Ram Charan believes that the constantly growing global market for Indian cinema is contributing to not just a great deal of business and improving the production value of movies in every region of the country but is also helping Indian talent to cross over.


]]> <![CDATA[ My learning in Bollywood has progressed with every new director: Actor Sonu Sood ]]> Wed, 23 May 2018 13:16:42 +0530

New Delhi, May 23 : He came from a small town like Moga in Punjab and has worked his way into movies featuring stars like Salman Khan and Akshay Kumar, apart from international star Jackie Chan. Actor Sonu Sood says his learning has increased every time he has worked with new directors.


]]> <![CDATA[ I'm not a feminist, I believe in equality: Kareena ]]> Wed, 23 May 2018 12:51:32 +0530

Mumbai, May 23 : Actress Kareena Kapoor Khan, who will soon be seen in "Veere Di Wedding", says she is not a feminist and believes in equality.


]]> <![CDATA[ Ram Kapoor has 'thought' of producing shows ]]> Wed, 23 May 2018 12:31:58 +0530

Mumbai, May 23 : Actor Ram Kapoor of "Kasamh Se" and "Bade Achhe Lagte Hain" fame says he has pondered over producing shows but he is not ready to give up acting anytime soon.