Bollywood Country en-us <![CDATA[ Bollywood Country ]]> 70 70 <![CDATA[ 'Padmaavat' ban to stay in MP, government to study SC order: Minister ]]> Thu, 18 Jan 2018 18:54:26 +0530

Bhopal, Jan 18 : Madhya Pradesh Home Minister Bhupendra Singh said on Thursday that Sanjay Leela Bhansali's "Padmaavat" continues to remain banned in the state and the government would take its next step in the matter after studying the Supreme Court order.


]]> <![CDATA[ Sharing of taxes by central government is discriminatory: Kamal Haasan ]]> Thu, 18 Jan 2018 18:48:38 +0530

Chennai, Jan 18 : Tamil and Hindi movie actor Kamal Haasan has said he feels that the sharing of taxes by the central government is discriminatory and if all the southern states celebrate Dravidianism then the discrimination may not be there.


]]> <![CDATA[ Aamir wants to do films with talent from China ]]> Thu, 18 Jan 2018 17:54:30 +0530

Mumbai, Jan 18 : Superstar Aamir Khan says it will be wonderful if Chinese and Indian talents make a film together.


]]> <![CDATA[ Salman is supportive of whatever I do: Maniesh Paul ]]> Thu, 18 Jan 2018 17:53:19 +0530

New Delhi, Jan 18 : Actor Maniesh Paul, who has made his singing debut with the song "Harjai" along with Romanian TV presenter Iulia Vantur, says superstar Salman Khan has been very supportive of whatever he does.

]]> <![CDATA[ 'Padmaavat' row: Karni Sena 'will appeal in SC double-bench' ]]> Thu, 18 Jan 2018 17:50:11 +0530

Jaipur, Jan 18 : Even as the Supreme Court on Thursday paved the way for a nationwide release of Sanjay Leela Bhansali's "Padmaavat", the film's chief opponents Shri Rajput Karni Sena said they will appeal against the order before a double-bench of the apex court and seek a total ban on the movie.


]]> <![CDATA[ 'Tiger Zinda Hai' snubbed at Filmfare Awards 2018 nominations ]]> Thu, 18 Jan 2018 17:45:39 +0530

Mumbai, Jan 18 : Salman Khan's "Tiger Zinda Hai" shook the Bollywood box office from slumber by registering record-breaking business last year, and "Newton" got global acclaim by becoming India's official entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the Oscars 2018. But the two films failed to earn a nomination in the main categories for the 63rd Jio Filmfare Awards 2018.


]]> <![CDATA[ Sunny Leone's wax figure coming to Madame Tussauds Delhi ]]> Thu, 18 Jan 2018 17:07:04 +0530

New Delhi, Jan 18 : Actress Sunny Leone's wax figure will be placed at the Madame Tussauds musuem here.


]]> <![CDATA[ Kashvi to play young Mrinal in 'Prithvi Vallabh' ]]> Thu, 18 Jan 2018 17:03:51 +0530

Mumbai, Jan 18 : Child artiste Kashvi Kothari will portray the character of young Mrinalwati, the princess of Chalukya Dynasty of Manyakheta, in the forthcoming show "Prithvi Vallabh".


]]> <![CDATA[ Aamir Khan's 'Secret Superstar' set to release in China ]]> Thu, 18 Jan 2018 16:53:25 +0530

Beijing, Jan 18 : Aamir Khan's movie "Secret Superstar" will release in China on Friday and is expected to make waves in the country where his "Dangal" raked in $190 million, the highest earning by any Indian film abroad.


]]> <![CDATA[ Adil Hussain decodes what 'underrated' means in Bollywood ]]> Thu, 18 Jan 2018 16:03:02 +0530

Mumbai, Jan 18 : Critically acclaimed actor Adil Hussain says the word "underrated" in Bollywood translates to being less bankable.


]]> <![CDATA[ Victory of freedom of expression: Shyam Benegal on 'Padmaavat' ]]> Thu, 18 Jan 2018 15:07:50 +0530

New Delhi, Jan 18 : Veteran filmmaker Shyam Benegal on Thursday hailed the Supreme Court's decision to strike down the ban against Sanjay Leela Bhansali's "Padmaavat" in some states, saying it is clearly the victory of freedom of expression in the country.


]]> <![CDATA[ 'Saaho' is shaping up well: Neil ]]> Thu, 18 Jan 2018 15:02:48 +0530

Mumbai, Jan 18 : Actor Neil Nitin Mukesh says his multilingual film "Saaho", which also stars Prabhas and Shraddha Kapoor, is shaping up really well.


]]> <![CDATA[ Likes balancing between serious and light-hearted roles: Taapsee Pannu ]]> Thu, 18 Jan 2018 14:59:29 +0530

Mumbai, Jan 17 : Actress Taapsee Pannu, who will soon be seen in rom-com "Dil Juungleee", says she enjoys balancing between intense serious and comedy roles.


]]> <![CDATA[ Gigi Hadid a huge inspiration: Diana Penty ]]> Thu, 18 Jan 2018 14:57:34 +0530

New Delhi, Jan 18 : Actress Diana Penty, who launched Gigi Hadid's make-up collection in India, has praised the model, saying her achievements and journey is an inspiration for many.


]]> <![CDATA[ Karanvir Sharma joins Sunny Deol starrer ]]> Thu, 18 Jan 2018 14:54:58 +0530

Mumbai, Jan 18 : Actor Karanvir Sharma, who has featured in movies like "Zid" and "Shaadi Mein Zaroor Aana", has joined the cast of an action thriller film, which will also star Sunny Deol.


]]> <![CDATA[ Screen timing does not matter to me: Sonam Kapoor ]]> Thu, 18 Jan 2018 14:52:39 +0530

Mumbai, Jan 18 : Actress Sonam Kapoor, who plays a pivotal role in the Akshay Kumar starrer "Pad Man", says if the character is substantial, she does not mind playing a small yet important role in a movie.


]]> <![CDATA[ Jackky Bhagnani happy to get a solo release for 'Dil Juunglee' ]]> Thu, 18 Jan 2018 14:50:33 +0530

Mumbai, Jan 18 : Actor-producer Jackky Bhagnani, is excited about his upcoming home production "Dil Juunglee" which is getting a solo release in the Valentine Day's week.


]]> <![CDATA[ I've to make it on my own: Filmmaker Imtiaz Ali's daughter ]]> Thu, 18 Jan 2018 14:47:04 +0530

Mumbai, Jan 18 : She is just 15, but is already following in her father's footsteps. Filmmaker Imtiaz Ali's daughter Ida Ali, who wrote and directed the recently released short film "Lift", says there's a clear understanding between them that she has to make her own path.


]]> <![CDATA[ Haven't become a star yet: Diljit Dosanjh ]]> Thu, 18 Jan 2018 14:45:25 +0530

New Delhi, Jan 18 : He is a singing sensation, a celebrated name in the Punjabi film industry and has won over Bollywood fans with his roles in films like "Udta Punjab" and "Phillauri". However, Diljit Dosanjh says he does not feel he has become a star yet.


]]> <![CDATA[ Amitabh Bachchan mourns W.B. Rao's demise ]]> Thu, 18 Jan 2018 14:40:42 +0530

Mumbai, Jan 18 : Megastar Amitabh Bachchan has mourned the death of veteran cinematographer W.B. Rao, who worked on his movies like "Hum" and "Khuda Gawah".


]]> <![CDATA[ Arjun Kapoor wraps up shooting for 'Sandeep aur Pinky Faraar' ]]> Thu, 18 Jan 2018 14:38:32 +0530

Mumbai, Jan 18 : Actor Arjun Kapoor has wrapped up shooting for his 10th film titled "Sandeep Aur Pinky Faraar". He says working with filmmaker Dibakar Banerjee has been amazing.


]]> <![CDATA[ Kareena to be showstopper at Anamika Khanna's LFW finale ]]> Wed, 17 Jan 2018 18:45:09 +0530

Mumbai, Jan 17 : Bollywood star Kareena Kapoor Khan will take to the ramp at the finale of the forthcoming Lakme Fashion Week (LFW) Summer-Resort 2018 edition as showstopper in a creation by designer Anamika Khanna.


]]> <![CDATA[ Israel PM set to arrive in Mumbai ]]> Wed, 17 Jan 2018 18:36:53 +0530

Mumbai, Jan 17 : Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will arrive here from Ahmedabad around 6.15 p.m. on Wednesday on a two-day visit, officials said.


]]> <![CDATA[ I'm not pregnant: Bipasha ]]> Wed, 17 Jan 2018 18:04:04 +0530

Mumbai, Jan 17 : Actress Bipasha Basu on Wednesday denied she is pregnant.


]]> <![CDATA[ 'Padmaavat' producers move SC against ban by some states ]]> Wed, 17 Jan 2018 17:37:41 +0530

New Delhi, Jan 17 : The Supreme Court is likely to hear on Thursday a plea by the producers of "Padmaavat" challenging the ban on the controversial movie in Gujarat, Rajasthan and Haryana.

]]> <![CDATA[ 'Padmaavat' protests: Highway blocked in Rajasthan ]]> Wed, 17 Jan 2018 17:22:14 +0530

Jaipur/Chittorgarh, Jan 17 : Shri Rajput Karni Sena members on Wednesday blocked the highway connecting Udaipur, Kota and Bhilwara with Chittorgarh to protest against the proposed screening of controversial movie "Padmaavat" from January 25.


]]> <![CDATA[ Design veterans to take part in NIFT meet ]]> Wed, 17 Jan 2018 16:59:41 +0530

New Delhi, Jan 17 : Fashion stalwarts like Manish Arora, Rajesh Pratap Singh and Sanjay Garg will participate in "Rediscovering Culture: Transforming Fashion", an international conference here organised by the National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT).


]]> <![CDATA[ Pritam excited about his maiden North America tour ]]> Wed, 17 Jan 2018 16:57:55 +0530

Mumbai, Jan 17 : Composer Pritam says he can't wait to kick-start his first North America tour, which will take place in April.


]]> <![CDATA[ Trolls on my sexual orientation affect me: Priyank ]]> Wed, 17 Jan 2018 15:13:21 +0530

Mumbai, Jan 17 : Priyank Sharma was questioned about his sexual orientation with contestants throwing homophobic slurs during his stint in reality show "Bigg Boss 11". The actor says trolls on his sexual orientation and character do affect him.


]]> <![CDATA[ Guilt kept me away from working more with Nasir Hussain: Rishi ]]> Wed, 17 Jan 2018 15:03:02 +0530

Mumbai, Jan 17 : Veteran actor Rishi Kapoor says he would have worked more with Nasir Hussain but it was the guilt that kept him away from working with the filmmaker.


]]> <![CDATA[ No location on earth more beautiful than woman's body: RGV ]]> Wed, 17 Jan 2018 14:53:37 +0530

Mumbai, Jan 17 : Filmmaker Ram Gopal Varma, who has shot a film titled "God, Sex and Truth" with American porn star Mia Malkova, says a woman's body is beautiful and monumental to capture.


]]> <![CDATA[ Clicks can be bought, don't believe in number games: Sanjay Suri ]]> Wed, 17 Jan 2018 13:36:38 +0530

Mumbai, Jan 17 : Actor-producer Sanjay Suri, whose next is "My Birthday Song", says he is not in the rat race of the number game.


]]> <![CDATA[ Feeling pressure to live up to expectations: Samir Soni ]]> Wed, 17 Jan 2018 13:35:26 +0530

Mumbai, Jan 17 : Actor Samir Soni, whose directorial debut "My Birthday Song" is releasing on Friday, says he is feeling the pressure to live upto the expectation of the audience and celebrities who have tweeted in favour of the film.

]]> <![CDATA[ Shraddha 'nervous, excited' to shoot 'Stree' ]]> Wed, 17 Jan 2018 13:33:24 +0530

Mumbai, Jan 17 : Actress Shraddha Kapoor, who on Wednesday began the shoot of horror-comedy "Stree", was a bag of mixed emotions.


]]> <![CDATA[ Ilaiyaraaja sings for 'Maari 2' ]]> Wed, 17 Jan 2018 12:54:32 +0530

Chennai, Jan 17 : Actor-filmmaker-singer Dhanush says he is thrilled that music-composer Ilaiyaraaja sang a song for the upcoming film "Maari 2".


]]> <![CDATA[ No heroes in 'Ferrous': Vijay Raaz ]]> Wed, 17 Jan 2018 12:48:46 +0530

Mumbai, Jan 16 : Actor Vijay Raaz says there are only "very dark" characters and no heroes in the upcoming film "Ferrous".


]]> <![CDATA[ Kamal Haasan to annnounce political party's name on Feb 21 ]]> Wed, 17 Jan 2018 12:22:26 +0530

Chennai, Jan 17 : Veteran actor Kamal Haasan has announced he will commence his political journey from his hometown Ramanathapuram on February 21, when he will also reveal the name of his party.


]]> <![CDATA[ 'Tiger Zinda Hai' gave us amazing memories: Katrina Kaif ]]> Wed, 17 Jan 2018 12:19:31 +0530

Mumbai, Jan 17 : Katrina Kaif, who reunited on-screen with Salman Khan after five years for "Tiger Zinda Hai" -- which has turned out to be the actors' highest ever grosser -- says the film gave the entire team memories to cherish.


]]> <![CDATA[ Now 'Padmaavat' banned in Haryana ]]> Tue, 16 Jan 2018 18:44:46 +0530

Chandigarh, Jan 16 : Sanjay Leela Bhansali's "Padmaavat" was banned on Tuesday by Haryana's BJP government, even as massive protests against the movie's upcoming release continued in Rajasthan.

]]> <![CDATA[ Karni Sena holds massive protest to demand countrywide ban on 'Padmaavat' ]]> Tue, 16 Jan 2018 18:21:36 +0530

Jaipur, Jan 16 : In another show of strength, the Shri Rajput Karni Sena on Tuesday took out a massive rally in Dholpur in Rajasthan to demand a countrywide ban on Sanjay Leela Bhansali's "Padmaavat", which is scheduled for release on January 25. They have threatened mass immolation if the film is not banned.


]]> <![CDATA[ 'Hamara Tiranga' release date changed due to two big films: Ashmit ]]> Tue, 16 Jan 2018 17:51:43 +0530

Mumbai, Jan 16 : Actor Ashmit Patel says the release date of his film "Hamara Tiranga" has been changed due to two big films releasing on January 25.


]]> <![CDATA[ Vikram Bhatt an ocean full of knowledge: Zareen ]]> Tue, 16 Jan 2018 17:42:39 +0530

New Delhi, Jan 16 : Actress Zareen Khan has praised her "1921" director Vikram Bhatt, saying he is an ocean-full of knowledge.


]]> <![CDATA[ Manish Malhotra awarded for 'Mughal-e-Azam' musical ]]> Tue, 16 Jan 2018 17:40:45 +0530

Mumbai, Jan 16 : Fashion designer Manish Malhotra has bagged the Best Original Costume Design Award for "Mughal-e-Azam: The Musical" at the Broadway World India Awards.


]]> <![CDATA[ R. Madhavan has no interest in politics ]]> Tue, 16 Jan 2018 17:36:23 +0530

Mumbai, Jan 16 : Even as southern superstars Rajinikanth and Kamal Haasan have announced their entry into politics, actor R. Madhavan says he has no interest in foraying into the field.


]]> <![CDATA[ Had no administrative authority in 'Queen' remake: Tamannaah ]]> Tue, 16 Jan 2018 17:00:51 +0530

Mumbai, Jan 16 : Actress Tamannaah Bhatia says she didn't enjoy any administrative authority in the creative role play in the Telugu version of Kangana Ranaut-starrer "Queen".


]]> <![CDATA[ Janhvi a dedicated actor: Shalini Kapoor ]]> Tue, 16 Jan 2018 15:04:02 +0530

Mumbai, Jan 16 : Actress Shalini Kapoor, known for shows like "Qubool Hai" and "Swaragini - Jodein Rishton Ke Sur", is set to play Janhvi Kapoor's mother in their upcoming film "Dhadak". She says the newcomer is a loving and dedicated actor.


]]> <![CDATA[ Ayaz an underrated actor: Samir Soni ]]> Tue, 16 Jan 2018 14:38:56 +0530

Mumbai, Jan 16 : Ayaz Khan, best known for starring in the show "Dill Mill Gayye", is a very underrated actor and hasn't got his due in the industry, says actor-director Samir Soni.


]]> <![CDATA[ Sidharth Malhotra turns 33, celebs wish him best of everything ]]> Tue, 16 Jan 2018 14:36:07 +0530

Mumbai, Jan 16 : Bollywood actor Sidharth Malhotra, who turned 33 on Tuesday, is looking forward to the release of "Aiyaary". His friends and colleagues from the film industry have wished him good luck for the movie and beyond.


]]> <![CDATA[ Attitude towards married actresses should be changed: Sonam Kapoor ]]> Tue, 16 Jan 2018 14:33:11 +0530

Mumbai, Jan 16 : Actress Sonam Kapoor, caught amidst wedding rumours, says it is high time people change their attitude towards married actresses.


]]> <![CDATA[ Right intention leads to success, says Aanand L Rai ]]> Tue, 16 Jan 2018 13:22:05 +0530

Mumbai, Jan 16 : After "Newton", "Mukkabaaz" is one film to have done a box office turn-around. Producer Aanand L Rai, a common factor in both projects, says when the intention is right, success is the reward.