Bollywood Country en-us <![CDATA[ Bollywood Country ]]> 70 70 <![CDATA[ IFFI to have hybrid component for its next edition too ]]> Fri, 22 Jan 2021 21:11:06 +0530

Panaji, Jan 22 (IANS) The 52nd edition of the International Film Festival of India (IFFI) will continue to have a hybrid component, Subhash Phal Dessai vice chairperson of the Entertainment Society of Goa -- a co-organising agency of the festival -- said on Friday.


]]> <![CDATA[ Biopic of Ashok Chakra recipient late Major Mohit Sharma on cards ]]> Fri, 22 Jan 2021 21:03:00 +0530

Mumbai, Jan 22 (IANS) A film on the life of Ashok Chakra recipient, late Major Mohit Sharma, is on the cards. While the cast, title and other details are yet to be announced, the film is expected to go on floors in September and set for an Independence Day release in 2022.

]]> <![CDATA[ Delnaaz Irani recalls exactly when Rupali Ganguly became her BFF ]]> Fri, 22 Jan 2021 21:02:42 +0530

Mumbai, Jan 22 (IANS) Actresses Delnaaz Irani and Rupali Ganguly have known each other for over 15 years now. Delnaaz says she still remembers exactly when the two turned from colleagues to friends.


]]> <![CDATA[ Aahana Kumra on playing a pilot stuck in lockdown in Madhur Bhandarkar's next ]]> Fri, 22 Jan 2021 20:59:17 +0530

Mumbai, Jan 22 (IANS) Actor Aahana Kumra plays a pilot in the upcoming Madhur Bhandarkar film, India Lockdown. It is a job profile that demands travel, but her character is forced to stay at home owing to Covid-induced lockdown and face emotional turmoil.

]]> <![CDATA[ Genelia Deshmukh has a kids' day out ]]> Fri, 22 Jan 2021 20:58:24 +0530

Mumbai, Jan 22 (IANS) Actress Genelia Deshmukh enjoyed a day out with her children on Friday. She says kids are amazing for the way they teach one how to live in the moment.

]]> <![CDATA[ Irrfan Khan's finish line came too soon, but we are proud of him: Wife Sutapa Sikdar ]]> Fri, 22 Jan 2021 20:58:13 +0530

Panaji, Jan 22 (IANS) Irrfan Khan's wife, Sutapa Sikdar, got emotional talking about the late actor at the ongoing International Film Festival of India (IFFI), and said his finish line came too soon.

]]> <![CDATA[ Mahesh Babu to Namrata: Someone I love was born today ]]> Fri, 22 Jan 2021 20:57:54 +0530

Hyderabad, Jan 22 (IANS) Telugu superstar Mahesh Babu on Friday penned a romantic note on the birthday of his wife, actress Namrata Shirodkar. The actor says everyday with Namrata is special.

]]> <![CDATA[ Pulkit Samrat urges to 'lift your vibe' ]]> Fri, 22 Jan 2021 20:57:42 +0530 Mumbai, Jan 22 (IANS) Bollywood actor Pulkit Samrat shared his fitness mantra on Friday, along with a picture he shared from the gym. ]]> <![CDATA[ Swara Bhasker's mantra: The idea is to try things you haven't done before ]]> Fri, 22 Jan 2021 20:06:14 +0530

Mumbai, Jan 22 (IANS) Actress Swara Bhasker has donned multiple looks in her new web series, Aapkey Kamrey Mein Koi Rehta Hai, and she says trying different things lets her maintaion the thrill and passion of her job.


]]> <![CDATA[ Rakul Preet hints at new series coming up? ]]> Fri, 22 Jan 2021 20:03:10 +0530

Mumbai, Jan 22 (IANS) Bollywood actress Rakul Preet Singh on Friday described herself as an old soul with young eyes in a new post on social media. In the caption, Rakul seems to promise fans that the announcement of a new series is coming soon.

]]> <![CDATA[ Kirti Kulhari: Gender-based violence is a harsh reality ]]> Fri, 22 Jan 2021 20:02:56 +0530

Mumbai, Jan 22 (IANS) Actress Kirti Kulhari feels gender-based violence is a harsh reality, one that has gone up amid the pandemic.

]]> <![CDATA[ 'Bridgerton' to be back with second season ]]> Fri, 22 Jan 2021 19:55:04 +0530

Los Angeles, Jan 22 (IANS) The popular period drama Bridgerton is set to return for a second season.

]]> <![CDATA[ Sara Ali Khan aces aerial yoga ]]> Fri, 22 Jan 2021 19:54:45 +0530

Mumbai, Jan 22 (IANS) Actress Sara Ali Khan enjoys fitness, and loves sharing fitness videos, too. In a new video she posted on Friday, the young Bollywood star aces the aerial yoga.

]]> <![CDATA[ Nimrat Kaur celebrates five years of 'Airlift' ]]> Fri, 22 Jan 2021 19:54:33 +0530

Mumbai, Jan 22 (IANS) The Akshay Kumar-starrer Airlift was released on this day five years ago. Nimrat Kaur, who was cast opposite Akshay in the film, shared a Thank You note for fans of the film on social media.


]]> <![CDATA[ Sunil Grover unveils a song that reminds of 'what Haryana lost in 2016' ]]> Fri, 22 Jan 2021 19:42:04 +0530

Mumbai, Jan 22 (IANS) Actor-comedian Sunil Grover has unveiled a new song titled Matti ke maa matti mil gayi, which he says is a reminder of what people of Haryana lost in 2016, during the violent Jat reservation protests.

]]> <![CDATA[ Adele reaches divorce settlement with Simon Konecki ]]> Fri, 22 Jan 2021 19:41:48 +0530

Los Angeles, Jan 22 (IANS) Singer Adele on Friday finalised her divorce settlement with estranged husband Simon Konecki.

]]> <![CDATA[ Neha Bhasin shot for new single amid freezing conditions in Nainital ]]> Fri, 22 Jan 2021 19:37:46 +0530

Mumbai, Jan 22 (IANS) Singer Neha Bhasin, who recently released her single Tu Ki Jaane, has revealed that she shot for the video amid harsh weather conditions in Nainital and on a night schedule.

]]> <![CDATA[ Kangana Ranaut talks about a 'mistake' Sushant Singh Rajput made ]]> Fri, 22 Jan 2021 19:09:38 +0530

Mumbai, Jan 22 (IANS) Bollywood actress Kangana Ranaut on Friday opened up on what she feels is a mistake committed by late actor Sushant Singh Rajput.

]]> <![CDATA[ Tamannaah Bhatia: I'm back to my pre-Covid body ]]> Fri, 22 Jan 2021 19:05:25 +0530

Hyderabad, Jan 22 (IANS) Tamannaah Bhatia says she has regained the strength of her pre-Covid days thanks to two months of consistent workout. On Friday, Tamannah shared a gym video on Instagram where she can be seen lifting weight. 

]]> <![CDATA[ Ruhii Singh: Cop role in 'Bang Baang' a break from glam image as a model ]]> Fri, 22 Jan 2021 18:59:27 +0530

Mumbai, Jan 22 (IANS) Actress Ruhi Singh, who will next be seen playing a police officer in the web series Bang Baang: The Sound Of Crimes, says the role came as a refreshing change, considering she hails from a modelling background.


]]> <![CDATA[ Big B calls IMF Chief Economst Gita Gopinath a 'beautiful face', she responds ]]> Fri, 22 Jan 2021 18:56:59 +0530

Mumbai Jan 22 (IANS) Indian-American economist and Chief Economist of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) Gita Gopinath on Friday reacted to a complimentary post by Amitabh Bachchan, saying he was the greatest of all time and that she was a huge fan of the Bollywood superstar.

]]> <![CDATA[ Singer Narendra Chanchal passes away at 80, Bollywood pays tribute ]]> Fri, 22 Jan 2021 18:56:47 +0530

New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANS) Singer Narendra Chanchal, who redefined popular devotional singing in India, is no more. According to reports, Narendra Chanchal died on Friday in the city. He was 80.

]]> <![CDATA[ Neeraj Pandey announces 'Special Ops Universe' ]]> Fri, 22 Jan 2021 18:55:59 +0530

Mumbai, Jan 22 (IANS) Director Neeraj Pandey on Friday announced that he is creating Special Ops Universe, which will be a multi-series. Actor Kay Kay Menon will return as agent Himmat Singh in Special Ops 1.5.

]]> <![CDATA[ Salman praises Isabelle Kaif, Pulkit Samrat: Looking amazing together ]]> Fri, 22 Jan 2021 18:55:40 +0530

Mumbai, Jan 22 (IANS) Bollywood superstar Salman Khan has praised actors Pulkit Samrat and Isabelle Kaif and said the two are looking amazing together in the upcoming film, Suswagatam Khushamadeed.


]]> <![CDATA[ Singer Narendra Chanchal passes away at 80 ]]> Fri, 22 Jan 2021 17:38:22 +0530

New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANS) Singer Narendra Chanchal, who redefined popular devotional singing in India, is no more. According to reports, Narendra Chanchal died on Friday in the city. He was 80.

]]> <![CDATA[ Casey Affleck says he didn't throw out Ana de Armas cutout ]]> Fri, 22 Jan 2021 17:38:02 +0530

Los Angeles, Jan 22 (IANS) Actor Casey Affleck has dismissed speculation alleging that he threw out a life-sized cardboard cutout of actress Ana de Armas after her split from his brother Ben Affleck.

]]> <![CDATA[ Priyanka shares a secret about her late night talk show appearances ]]> Fri, 22 Jan 2021 17:37:43 +0530

Los Angeles, Jan 22 (IANS) Actress Priyanka Chopra Jonas on Friday revealed her secret to doing late night talk show appearances in the US while living in London and it is every bit hilarious.

]]> <![CDATA[ Tara Sutaria shares picture of her first ballet as a kid ]]> Fri, 22 Jan 2021 17:37:02 +0530 Mumbai, Jan 22 (IANS) Bollywood actress Tara Sutaria has shared a throwback childhood picture from her first ballet performance. ]]> <![CDATA[ Morgan Freeman's special shoutout for Indian artist ]]> Fri, 22 Jan 2021 17:32:16 +0530

Mumbai, Jan 22 (IANS) Hollywood icon Morgan Freeman is overwhelmed with the creativity that Indian artist Swapnil Jadhav showed in his portrait made of coloured sand, and took to Twitter to appreciate his talent.


]]> <![CDATA[ Name of Gigi Hadid, Zayn Malik's daughter revealed ]]> Fri, 22 Jan 2021 17:29:18 +0530

London, Jan 22 (IANS) Supermodel Gigi Hadid has finally revealed the name of her daughter in a subtle way. She shared the name by updating her Instagram bio to say 'Khai's mom'.


]]> <![CDATA[ Sonu Sood moves SC challenging BMC notice ]]> Fri, 22 Jan 2021 17:13:14 +0530

New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANS) Bollywood actor Sonu Sood has moved the Supreme Court challenging Bombay High Court order rejecting his plea to quash or grant interim relief against a BMC notice over alleged illegal construction at his Juhu residential complex in Mumbai.


]]> <![CDATA[ Singers Jason Derulo, Adam Levine team up for first time ]]> Fri, 22 Jan 2021 15:11:21 +0530

Los Angeles, Jan 22 (IANS) Singers Jason Derulo and Adam Levine have joined forces for the first time. Their new collaboration is called Lifestyle.

]]> <![CDATA[ 'Scam 1992' star Pratik Gandhi starts rom-com 'Atithi Bhooto Bhava' in Mathura ]]> Fri, 22 Jan 2021 15:07:14 +0530

Mathura, Jan 22 (IANS) The upcoming romantic comedy Atithi Bhooto Bhava, toplined by Scam 1992 star Pratik Gandhi, went on floors in Mathura on Friday.

]]> <![CDATA[ 'No Time To Die' delayed again, now slated for Oct 8 ]]> Fri, 22 Jan 2021 15:04:42 +0530

Los Angeles, Jan 22 (IANS) Amid much speculation, the Daniel Craig-starrer James Bond adventure, No Time To Die, has been delayed yet again. An update on the official Twitter handle of the film on Friday stated that Craigs final outing as Agent 007 has now been pushed to October 8 for a theatrical release.

]]> <![CDATA[ Neetu Kapoor remembers Rishi Kapoor on wedding anniversary ]]> Fri, 22 Jan 2021 15:04:19 +0530

Mumbai, Jan 22 (IANS) Veteran actress Neetu Kapoor shared a social media post in the memory of her late husband Rishi Kapoor on their 41st wedding anniversary on Friday.

]]> <![CDATA[ Varun Dhawan and Natasha Dalal head to Alibag for wedding: Reports ]]> Fri, 22 Jan 2021 14:12:09 +0530

Mumbai, Jan 22 (IANS) Bollywood star Varun Dhawan and Natasha Dalal reportedly left for Alibag along with their families on Friday morning, for their wedding. While the ceremony in on January 24, rituals begin from Friday.

]]> <![CDATA[ Daler Mehndi feels celeb appearances at farmers' protest won't help (Ld) ]]> Fri, 22 Jan 2021 13:46:16 +0530

New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANS) Singer Daler Mehndi says that raising one's voice is good, but a solution for the ongoing farmers protest can only be given by leaders and not necessarily by celebrity appearances.

]]> <![CDATA[ Salma Hayek talks of her 'wild wild waist' ]]> Fri, 22 Jan 2021 13:33:10 +0530

Los Angeles, Jan 22 (IANS) Hollywood star Salma Hayek has shared a throwback picture from the premiere of her 1999 film Wild Wild West, and had a witty quip on her waist to go with the image.

]]> <![CDATA[ Bursting the myths about hair colouring ]]> Fri, 22 Jan 2021 13:28:33 +0530

New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANSlife) People change the colour of their tresses quite often. Hair colour has the power to alter your personality and make you feel like a whole other person altogether. But whether it's about covering those pesky greys or experiment with new hair colour, there are several myths around hair colouring. Sameer Hamdare, Zonal Technical Manager, Streax Professional speaks to IANSlife to burst the myths and shares the facts about hair colouring.


]]> <![CDATA[ Bigg Boss 14: Sidharth Shukla's shadow continues looming large on show ]]> Fri, 22 Jan 2021 13:22:05 +0530

Mumbai, Jan 22 (IANS) The shadow of Sidharth Shukla simply looms large in the house of Bigg Boss 14, long after his departure. Whenever, whoever needs to add extra spice to their action, they invoke his name in an argument to grab the audience by the eyeballs.

]]> <![CDATA[ Priyanka Chopra: Nobody made opportunities for me in the West ]]> Fri, 22 Jan 2021 13:21:54 +0530

New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANS) When Priyanka Chopra Jonas started her journey in the West, there was no one to facilitate her entry into Hollywood with adequate opportunities. That is something she wants to change, with the power to create stories. Now that she has turned producer, the actress says she wants to help in the normalisation of South Asian people through stories as a producer.

]]> <![CDATA[ Vivian Dsena: Television and OTT cannot be compared ]]> Fri, 22 Jan 2021 13:21:37 +0530

Mumbai, Jan 22 (IANS) Actor Vivian Dsena, who enjoys a loyal television fan following, is not perturbed with the sudden wave of OTT taking over. He believes that the two mediums cannot be compared.

]]> <![CDATA[ Sushant Divgikar: I am gender fluid ]]> Fri, 22 Jan 2021 10:09:41 +0530

Mumbai, Jan 22 (IANS) Model-actor Sushant Divgikar has confessed that he is gender fluid. He added that had to come out about his gender identity because it was giving him a lot of anxiety.

]]> <![CDATA[ Neil Patrick Harris: Something sexy about straight actor playing gay role ]]> Fri, 22 Jan 2021 10:09:17 +0530

Los Angeles, Jan 22 (IANS) Actor Neil Patrick Harris says there is something sexy about straight actors essaying gay roles on screen.

]]> <![CDATA[ 'Saw' director: Gore, violence no longer gimmicks in horror films ]]> Fri, 22 Jan 2021 10:08:59 +0530

Los Angeles, Jan 22 (IANS) Director Darren Lynn Bousman, known for helming the Saw films, says gore and violence are no longer gimmicks in cinema.

]]> <![CDATA[ Cardi B to pen song on her driving licence woes ]]> Fri, 22 Jan 2021 10:07:57 +0530

Los Angeles, Jan 22 (IANS) Rapper Cardi B is planning to write a song about her struggle of not having a driver's license.

]]> <![CDATA[ 'Ladies Sangeet' examines female identity, says director-writer ]]> Thu, 21 Jan 2021 21:27:59 +0530

Mumbai, Jan 21 (IANS) Director-writer Purva Naresh says his latest musical drama, Ladies Sangeet, deals with how female identity is filtered through the male gaze.

]]> <![CDATA[ Taapsee has a 'flare in hair moment' ]]> Thu, 21 Jan 2021 21:27:25 +0530

Mumbai, Jan 21 (IANS) Actress Taapsee Pannu has shared a picture flaunting her perfect curls in a new post on social media.

]]> <![CDATA[ Prateik Babbar, Shweta Basu Prasad in Madhur Bhandarkar's 'India Lockdown' ]]> Thu, 21 Jan 2021 21:27:11 +0530

Mumbai, Jan 21 (IANS) National Award-winning filmmaker Madhur Bhandarkar is all set to return with his new film, India Lockdown. The film features Prateik Babbar, Shweta Basu Prasad, Sai Tamhankar, Aahana Kumra, and Prakash Belawadi, and is expected to roll next week.

]]> <![CDATA[ Experts divided over regulation of OTT content in India ]]> Thu, 21 Jan 2021 21:27:00 +0530

New Delhi, Jan 21 (IANS) As calls for regulating content showed on the over-the-top (OTT) platforms grow stronger and with the government also reportedly examining regulations in foreign countries, experts have cautioned that pros and cons of such measures need to be evaluated properly before taking a decision.