Bollywood Country en-us <![CDATA[ Bollywood Country ]]> 70 70 <![CDATA[ All kinds of religious people are equally unreasonable: Javed Akhtar ]]> Thu, 22 Mar 2018 18:39:02 +0530

 Mumbai, March 22 (IANS) Irked by a social media user who asked him if Shia and Sunni were different religions, veteran writer-lyricist Javed Akhtar on Thursday said all kinds of religious people were "equally unreasonable".

]]> <![CDATA[ Prabhudheva promises thrilling experience with 'Mercury' ]]> Thu, 22 Mar 2018 18:34:34 +0530

 Mumbai, March 22 (IANS) Choreographer-actor-filmmaker Prabhudheva is excited about his Tamil silent thriller film "Mercury" and says it will keep the audience on the edge of their seats.

]]> <![CDATA[ Tiger shows dance moves on small screen (TV Snippets) ]]> Thu, 22 Mar 2018 18:29:18 +0530


Mumbai, March 22 (IANS) Bollywood actor Tiger Shroff impressed everyone with his dance moves when he became a part of dance reality TV show "Dance India Dance Li'l Masters".
]]> <![CDATA[ Better to play your age on TV, says Vishal ]]> Thu, 22 Mar 2018 18:24:35 +0530


New Delhi, March 22 (IANS) Vishal Malhotra essayed the role of a middle-aged man in the 'Mauka Mauka' cricket commercial, but he is not too keen on sporting the salt-and-pepper look for a TV show.
]]> <![CDATA[ Nasir Khan goes bald for 'Laado...' ]]> Thu, 22 Mar 2018 16:19:12 +0530


Mumbai, March 22 (IANS) Actor Nasir Khan went bald to play a lawyer on the show "Laado-Veerpur Ki Mardaani".
]]> <![CDATA[ I'm not ambitious: Masumeh Makhija ]]> Thu, 22 Mar 2018 16:15:31 +0530

 Mumbai, March 22 (IANS) Actress Masumeh Makhija, who has a pivotal role in the ensemble cast film "3 Storeys", says she is not an ambitious person and has a creative bent of mind.

]]> <![CDATA[ Folk music is almost like an old recipe: Neha Bhasin ]]> Thu, 22 Mar 2018 16:06:59 +0530


New Delhi, March 22 (IANS) Singer Neha Bhasin says folk music is like an old recipe, and it should be passed on to the future generations.
]]> <![CDATA[ Varun Thakur wants marijuana to be legal in India ]]> Thu, 22 Mar 2018 16:02:38 +0530

 Mumbai, March 22 (IANS) Actor-comedian Varun Thakur says if given a chance, he would like to legalise marijuana in India.

]]> <![CDATA[ Mandira Bedi's juggling act (TV Snippets) ]]> Thu, 22 Mar 2018 15:57:22 +0530

 Mumbai, March 22 (IANS) Actress Mandira Bedi feels glad that even at 45, she is able to manage multiple things at a time.

]]> <![CDATA[ Bollywood's 'selfie don' wants selfie lovers to be safe ]]> Thu, 22 Mar 2018 15:52:00 +0530


Mumbai, March 22 (IANS) Actor Rajpal Yadav, who plays the role of a 'selfie don' in new film "Shaadi Teri Bajayenge Hum Band", has penned an open letter urging people to be responsible while indulging in the fast growing 'selfie' culture.
]]> <![CDATA[ Manish Giri turns producer for 'Fire', 'Dark' ]]> Thu, 22 Mar 2018 13:37:41 +0530

 Mumbai, March 22 (IANS) Actor Manish Giri, who will be seen in the second season of Farhan Akhtar's "Inside Edge", has donned the hat of a producer for a horror movie titled "Dark" and a short film called "Fire".

]]> <![CDATA[ Amitabh back to Mumbai, to promote, shoot new films ]]> Thu, 22 Mar 2018 13:32:17 +0530

 Mumbai, March 22 (IANS) After a gruelling shooting schedule for "Thugs of Hindostan" in Jodhpur, megastar Amitabh Bachchan is back to Mumbai, where he will gear up for the promotions and shooting of his other projects.

]]> <![CDATA[ Newly-single Zayn revives 'Pillowtalk' video look ]]> Thu, 22 Mar 2018 13:26:32 +0530


Miami, March 22 (IANS) Singer Zayn Malik has unveiled bleach blonde hair -- similar to his look in the "Pillowtalk" video, which also featured his former girlfriend Gigi Hadid.
]]> <![CDATA[ Urmila is a massive star, not an item girl: Abhinay Deo ]]> Thu, 22 Mar 2018 13:22:07 +0530

 Mumbai, March 22 (IANS) Bollywood's "Mast" and "Chhama chhama" Urmila Matondkar will be seen in a special song "Bewafa beauty" in the movie "Blackmail". The film's director Abhinay Deo says they were not looking for an "item girl" for this song.

]]> <![CDATA[ Ileana D'Cruz named Tourism Fiji brand ambassador ]]> Thu, 22 Mar 2018 13:00:45 +0530


Mumbai, March 22 (IANS) Actress Ileana D'Cruz has been appointed Tourism Fiji's brand ambassador for the India market. She says the warmth and hospitality there makes her feel like it's "home".
]]> <![CDATA[ I was dying inside: Ronit Roy on keeping away from TV ]]> Thu, 22 Mar 2018 12:52:31 +0530


Mumbai, March 22 (IANS) He received unprecedented popularity with his role as Rishabh Bajaj in "Kasauti Zindagi Kii" and later as Mihir Virani in "Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi", becoming one of the highest paid actors in the small screen industry. But Ronit Roy says there came a point when he felt he was "dying inside", and so he distanced himself from the television medium.
]]> <![CDATA[ Jackie has done full justice, says Salman on 'Ek Do Teen' remake ]]> Thu, 22 Mar 2018 08:39:29 +0530

Mumbai, March 22 (IANS) Bollywood superstar Salman Khan believes that Jacqueline Fernandez who has performed on the re-made version of "Ek Do Teen", originally performed by Madhuri Dixit, done full justice to the famous song.


]]> <![CDATA[ Maths my most feared subject: Hrithik ]]> Thu, 22 Mar 2018 08:35:26 +0530

Mumbai, March 21 (IANS) Bollywood superstar Hrithik Roshan, who is playing mathematician Anand Kumar in his upcoming film "Super 30", says he used to fear maths as a subject during his school days.


]]> <![CDATA[ Amitabh gives A-Capella twist to 'Sar jo tera chakraaye' ]]> Thu, 22 Mar 2018 08:31:23 +0530

Mumbai, March 21 (IANS) The iconic song "Sar jo tera chakraaye" from the 1957 film "Pyaasa" has got an A-Capella twist by megastar Amitabh Bachchan for a special music video.


]]> <![CDATA[ Krushna Abhishek back with new season of 'OMG! Yeh Mera India' ]]> Wed, 21 Mar 2018 17:51:36 +0530

 Mumbai, March 21 (IANS) Comedian and actor Krushna Abhishek will once again take on the host's mantle for the new season of reality TV show "OMG! Yeh Mera India", which will bring forth untold stories from different corners of India.


]]> <![CDATA[ Sanjay Dutt 'upset' but what can he do? (News Analysis) ]]> Wed, 21 Mar 2018 16:01:25 +0530


New Delhi, March 21 (IANS) Celebrity memoirs and biographies, despite the terrific attraction they have for readers, have come to be quite controversial in recent times. It was not very long ago that actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui was compelled to withdraw his memoir "An Ordinary Life" and it seems yesterday once more with Bollywood star Sanjay Dutt "upset" over his "unauthorised" biography by Yasser Usman.
]]> <![CDATA[ Mohit Malik loves Marathi actors ]]> Wed, 21 Mar 2018 15:55:18 +0530


Mumbai, March 21 (IANS) Actor Mohit Malik says he looks up to Marathi actors like Atul Kulkarni and Makarand Deshpande.
]]> <![CDATA[ Shahid Kapoor's special message for PM Modi ]]> Wed, 21 Mar 2018 15:36:12 +0530

 Mumbai, March 21 (IANS) Actor Shahid Kapoor says everyone is trying to keep India clean and politicians should also try to do the same.


]]> <![CDATA[ Varun Dhawan fought stage fright ]]> Wed, 21 Mar 2018 15:29:54 +0530

 Mumbai, March 21 (IANS) Actor Varun Dhawan, a confident dancer and versatile actor, says stage fright was a hiccup he overcame by observing veterans in the industry.

]]> <![CDATA[ Saroj Khan refuses to comment on Jacqueline's 'Ek do teen' ]]> Wed, 21 Mar 2018 15:25:35 +0530

 Mumbai, March 21 (IANS) Veteran choreographer Saroj Khan, who is reportedly planning to take action along with "Tezaab" maker N. Chandra against the reworked version of their song "Ek do teen", is in no mood to share her views on the song.


]]> <![CDATA[ 'Tezaab' maker finds new 'Ek do teen' crass ]]> Wed, 21 Mar 2018 15:21:51 +0530


Mumbai, March 21 (IANS) "Tezaab" filmmaker N. Chandra is irate over the reworked version of his film's popular song "Ek do teen". He says it is crass and that there must be laws against such creative vandalism.
]]> <![CDATA[ Katrina Bollywood's most popular actress outside India: Report ]]> Wed, 21 Mar 2018 14:20:23 +0530

 Mumbai, March 21 (IANS) Actress Katrina Kaif has secured the top spot in a list of popular Bollywood actress outside India, according to a study.

]]> <![CDATA[ Rani turns 40, says she'll continue battling stereotypes ]]> Wed, 21 Mar 2018 14:15:46 +0530

 Mumbai, March 21 (IANS) Actress Rani Mukerji, who turned 40 on Wednesday, says her 22-year journey as a woman in showbiz has been about battling discriminatory stereotypes constantly.


]]> <![CDATA[ 'Daas Dev' to now release on April 20 ]]> Wed, 21 Mar 2018 13:21:25 +0530

 Mumbai, March 21 (IANS) Filmmaker Sudhir Mishra says "Daas Dev" will now release on April 20 as the film's distributors didn't want the movie to compete with Ajay Devgn's "Raid" or with Tiger Shroff's "Baaghi 2".

]]> <![CDATA[ 'Omerta' was a really tough film to make: Rajkummar Rao ]]> Wed, 21 Mar 2018 13:17:00 +0530

 Mumbai, March 21 (IANS) Actor Rajkummar Rao says the process of making his upcoming film "Omerta" was really tough.

]]> <![CDATA[ Sanjay Dutt set for new multi-starrer comedy ]]> Wed, 21 Mar 2018 12:39:13 +0530


Mumbai, March 21 (IANS) Veteran actor Sanjay Dutt has signed up to feature in a multi-starrer comedy entertainer "Blockbuster". He says he loves the comedy space.
]]> <![CDATA[ Investigate before making assumptions: Kangana on CDR scam ]]> Wed, 21 Mar 2018 12:37:05 +0530

 Mumbai, March 21 (IANS) Bollywood actress Kangana Ranaut on Wednesday reacted to her name being brought up in the Thane Call Detail Record (CDR) case, saying proper investigation must be done before drawing assumptions.

]]> <![CDATA[ Fame has changed how I live: Elizabeth Hurley (IANS Interview) ]]> Wed, 21 Mar 2018 12:32:01 +0530


New Delhi, March 21 (IANS) Fame has altered English actress Elizabeth Hurley's life in a big way. She says she prefers to stay at home a lot more to avoid "being stared at and bothered in public".
]]> <![CDATA[ Sanjay Dutt plans legal action against 'unauthorised' biography ]]> Wed, 21 Mar 2018 12:27:03 +0530


Mumbai, March 21 (IANS) Bollywood star Sanjay Dutt is planning legal action against the writer and publisher of "The Crazy Untold Story of Bollywood's Bad Boy" as he had not authorised anyone for his biography. He says his "authentic" autobiography will be out soon.
]]> <![CDATA[ Ranveer believes in having 'chameleon-like' quality ]]> Wed, 21 Mar 2018 12:21:59 +0530


New Delhi, March 21 (IANS) After delivering his career-best performance as the notorious Alauddin Khilji in "Padmaavat", Ranveer Singh will be seen as a police officer in "Simmba", street rapper in "Gully Boy" and as cricket star Kapil Dev in "'83".
]]> <![CDATA[ Google celebrates Ustad Bismillah Khan's 102nd birthday ]]> Wed, 21 Mar 2018 12:16:28 +0530

 New Delhi, March 21 (IANS) Search engine Google on Wednesday paid tribute to Shehnai maestro Ustad Bismillah Khan, one of India's most beloved musicians, on his 102nd birth anniversary with a special doodle.


]]> <![CDATA[ Industry has started looking at me differently: Nushrat ]]> Wed, 21 Mar 2018 12:07:38 +0530


Mumbai, March 21 (IANS) Actress Nushrat Bharucha, who is basking in the success of her last release "Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety", says people in the film industry have started looking at her differently.
]]> <![CDATA[ Bollywood's original bad boy: Sanjay Dutt's life uncensored (Book Review) ]]> Wed, 21 Mar 2018 12:03:40 +0530

 Title: The Crazy Untold Story of Bollywood's Bad Boy; Author: Yasser Usman; Publisher: Juggernaut; Pages: 256; Price: Rs 499


]]> <![CDATA[ Ali preps for 'Milan Talkies' (Movie Snippets) ]]> Tue, 20 Mar 2018 18:53:19 +0530

 Mumbai, March 20 (IANS) Actor Ali Fazal has shed a lot of weight, is working on a particular accent and is refreshing his memories of growing up in Lucknow to get his character right for "Milan Talkies" which is being shot in his hometown.

]]> <![CDATA[ Anupam Kher's 'Indian hospitality' for Robert De Niro ]]> Tue, 20 Mar 2018 18:38:31 +0530


New York, March 20 (IANS) Veteran actor Anupam Kher took Hollywood star Robert De Niro, his wife Grace, director David O. Russell and a few other friends to a popular Indian restaurant here.
]]> <![CDATA[ Concept of supermodel has disappeared from India: Atul Kasbekar ]]> Tue, 20 Mar 2018 17:36:46 +0530


New Delhi, March 20 (IANS) Celebrated photographer and film producer Atul Kasbekar says the concept of supermodel has disappeared from India, and he wants to revive it.
]]> <![CDATA[ Madhurima takes up 'plogging' (TV Snippets) ]]> Tue, 20 Mar 2018 16:58:51 +0530

 Mumbai, March 20 (IANS) Actress Madhurima Tuli has started 'plogging', which is a combination of jogging with picking up litter.


]]> <![CDATA[ Phantom Films, Viu join hands for stoner comedy 'High Jack' ]]> Tue, 20 Mar 2018 16:46:39 +0530

 Mumbai, March 20 (IANS) Bollywood banner Phantom Films has associated with OTT video service Viu to produce a stoner comedy titled "High Jack", releasing on April 20.

]]> <![CDATA[ Will ensure 'Zero' delivers more than what it promises: Aanand L. Rai ]]> Tue, 20 Mar 2018 16:41:43 +0530


Mumbai, March 20 (IANS) Filmmaker Aanand L. Rai, busy shooting his upcoming film "Zero", says he will ensure the movie will deliver more than what it promises.


]]> <![CDATA[ Hansal Mehta procures real-life footage for 'Omerta' ]]> Tue, 20 Mar 2018 16:37:42 +0530


Mumbai, March 20 (IANS) Filmmaker Hansal Mehta says that to make his film "Omerta", which is based on terrorist Omar Saeed Sheikhs life, as authentic as possible, he purchased real-life footage from a number of sources.
]]> <![CDATA[ Bhansali's music sense as sharp as Raj Kapoor's: Lata Mangeshkar ]]> Tue, 20 Mar 2018 16:34:06 +0530

 Mumbai, March 20 (IANS) Legendary singer Lata Mangeshkar has come forward to praise filmmaker Sanjay Leela Bhansalis music.

]]> <![CDATA[ Armaan Malik's dream to sing for Varun comes true ]]> Tue, 20 Mar 2018 16:28:56 +0530

 Mumbai, March 20 (IANS) Armaan Malik is "really excited" about his upcoming song for the Varun Dhawan-starrer "October" as it was his dream to collaborate with the actor.

]]> <![CDATA[ Will ensure 'Zero' delivers more than what it promises: Aanand L. Rai ]]> Tue, 20 Mar 2018 16:27:51 +0530

Mumbai, March 20 (IANS) Filmmaker Aanand L. Rai, busy shooting his upcoming film "Zero", says he will ensure the movie will deliver more than what it promises.


]]> <![CDATA[ I don't like most TV content anymore: Mona Singh ]]> Tue, 20 Mar 2018 14:40:30 +0530

Mumbai, March 20 (IANS) Well-known television actress Mona Singh, who will feature in a web series "Kehne Ko Humsafar Hain", says she does not relate to most of the television content these days.


]]> <![CDATA[ Armaan Malik's dream to sing for Varun comes true ]]> Tue, 20 Mar 2018 14:38:17 +0530

Mumbai, March 20 (IANS) Armaan Malik is "really excited" about his upcoming song for the Varun Dhawan-starrer "October" as it was his dream to collaborate with the actor.