Bollywood Country en-us <![CDATA[ Bollywood Country ]]> 70 70 <![CDATA[ Honoured to be part of 'Slumdog Millionaire': Anil Kapoor ]]> Wed, 23 Jan 2019 11:30:53 +0530

Mumbai, Jan 23 (IANS) As the Oscar-winning "Slumdog Millionaire" on Wednesday completed a decade since its release in 2009, actor Anil Kapoor said he feels honoured to be its part.


]]> <![CDATA[ Not being part of 'Manikarnika...' will always bother me: Sonu Sood ]]> Wed, 23 Jan 2019 11:27:41 +0530

New Delhi, Jan 23 (IANS) Sonu Sood had to walk out of "Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi" owing to his professional commitment towards "Simmba". And the actor says not being a part of the period drama will always bother him.


]]> <![CDATA[ Rap used to naturally excite me: Ranveer Singh ]]> Wed, 23 Jan 2019 11:21:52 +0530

Mumbai, Jan 23 (IANS) Bollywood star Ranveer Singh, who is scoring chartbuster success with his hip-hop artiste avatar for "Gully Boy", says he had an affinity towards the genre since his childhood and loves music by Eminem.


]]> <![CDATA[ I believe in living the character, says Sara Khan ]]> Wed, 23 Jan 2019 11:19:15 +0530

Mumbai, Jan 22 (IANS) Actress Sara Khan, who will be seen in 'Pyar Ektarfa', has said she believes in living the character while working in television or films.


]]> <![CDATA[ Social message with dose of entertainment reaches more people: Anil Kapoor ]]> Tue, 22 Jan 2019 22:50:18 +0530

Mumbai, Jan 22 (IANS) Popular Bollywood actor Anil Kapoor, who has come on board for a TV show which addresses the issue of sanitation, says every story reaches out to a larger audience much better when it is woven with entertainment.


]]> <![CDATA[ We all have deeply engraved notion of shame: Swara Bhasker ]]> Tue, 22 Jan 2019 19:03:58 +0530

Mumbai, Jan 22 (IANS) Actress Swara Bhasker says people have a deeply engraved notion of shame, which acts as an obstacle to spot the wrong in the society.


]]> <![CDATA[ Balasaheb never discriminated against UP, Bihar migrants: Sanjay Raut ]]> Tue, 22 Jan 2019 18:44:25 +0530

New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANS) Politician Sanjay Raut, who has penned the story for a biopic on Balasaheb Thackeray, on Tuesday said the late Shiv Sena supremo was never discriminatory towards migrants from Uttar Pradesh and Bihar in Maharashtra.


]]> <![CDATA[ Richa Chadha calls Akshaye Khanna 'underrated, intelligent' ]]> Tue, 22 Jan 2019 17:59:04 +0530

Mumbai, Jan 22 (IANS) Actress Richa Chadha says her "Section 375" co-actor Akshaye Khanna is brilliant, but underrated.


]]> <![CDATA[ Filmmakers have freedom of expression on digital platforms: Arshad ]]> Tue, 22 Jan 2019 17:54:26 +0530

New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANS) Actor Arshad Warsi says digital content platforms have given writers and directors freedom of expression which they do not get in films due to censorship.


]]> <![CDATA[ I hate doing roles in my comfort zone: Nawazuddin Siddiqui ]]> Tue, 22 Jan 2019 17:15:47 +0530

New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANS) Actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui, who is gearing up for the release of his forthcoming film "Thackeray", says he hates taking up roles which do not challenge his range as a performer.


]]> <![CDATA[ Mumbai's Sophia College to turn backdrop for LFW finale ]]> Tue, 22 Jan 2019 17:13:38 +0530

Mumbai, Jan 22 (IANS) Actress Kareena Kapoor Khan will be the showstopper for the grand finale of the Lakme Fashion Week (LFW) Summer/Resort 2019 at Sophia College here.


]]> <![CDATA[ Gauri & Nainika's new LFW line reflects freedom ]]> Tue, 22 Jan 2019 16:17:19 +0530

Mumbai, Jan 22 (IANS) Designer duo Gauri and Nainika, who are coming back from a hiatus to showcase at the Lakme Fashion Week (LFW) Summer/Resort 2019, will feature a line they hope will evoke a sense of freedom.


]]> <![CDATA[ Kangana Ranaut sports khadi in 'Manikarnika' ]]> Tue, 22 Jan 2019 16:14:12 +0530

Mumbai, Jan 22 (IANS) National Award-winning actress Kangana Ranaut, who essays the title role in the epic drama "Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi", will be seen wearing the heritage Indian fabric Khadi, an official said here on Tuesday.


]]> <![CDATA[ 'Sonchiriya' release date changed to March 1 ]]> Tue, 22 Jan 2019 16:09:06 +0530

Mumbai, Jan 22 (IANS) Sushant Singh Rajput and Bhumi Pednekar-starrer dacoit drama "Sonchiriya" will now hit the screens on March 1, instead of in February, the makers announced on Tuesday.


]]> <![CDATA[ It's important to be responsible: Ajay Devgn on #MeToo ]]> Tue, 22 Jan 2019 16:06:14 +0530

Mumbai, Jan 22 (IANS) Actors Ajay Devgn and Kajol find it positive that the #MeToo movement has allowed people to open up about their unsavoury experiences and be heard, but the former says it is important for people to know both sides of a story.


]]> <![CDATA[ Dia Mirza turns make-up artist for brother-in-law's short ]]> Tue, 22 Jan 2019 15:50:32 +0530

New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANS) Actress-producer Dia Mirza turned a make-up artist for her brother-in-law Nikhil Sangha's short film that deals with a woman working in the porn industry.


]]> <![CDATA[ Amrita Singh may face court battle in property dispute ]]> Tue, 22 Jan 2019 15:42:48 +0530

Dehradun, Jan 22 (IANS) Film actor Amrita Singh and her aunt Tahira Bimbat may have staked claim over 4 acres of prime property in Clement Town area of Dehradun city but they may be in for a long drawn court battle.


]]> <![CDATA[ People still get moved by Anuradha Paudwal's performances, says son Aditya ]]> Tue, 22 Jan 2019 14:11:26 +0530

New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANS) It has been a while since singer Anuradha Paudwal lent her voice to Bollywood films. But her son Aditya Paudwal, a music arranger and producer, says the singer, who now focuses more on devotional music, is still able to move people through her performances.


]]> <![CDATA[ Madhavan's painfully long transformation for 'Rocketry...' ]]> Tue, 22 Jan 2019 13:33:43 +0530

Mumbai, Jan 22 (IANS) Actor R. Madhavan says getting the look of scientist and aerospace engineer S. Nambi Narayanan for "Rocketry - The Nambi Effect" was a "painfully long" process.


]]> <![CDATA[ 'Photograph' to release on March 8 ]]> Tue, 22 Jan 2019 13:28:29 +0530

Mumbai, Jan 22 (IANS) Filmmaker Ritesh Batra's upcoming film "Photograph" is slated to hit the silver screen on March 8.


]]> <![CDATA[ Entertainment industry is run by a glamorous mafia: Pahlaj Nihalani ]]> Tue, 22 Jan 2019 13:18:48 +0530

Mumbai, Jan 22 (IANS) "Rangeela Raja", Pahlaj Nihalani-backed comeback vehicle for Govinda, did not open well. Nihalani says it is because his film did not get the theatres required as the entertainment industry is run by a "glamorous mafia".


]]> <![CDATA[ 'Kisser' tag started becoming hindrance in my life: Actor Emraan Hashmi ]]> Tue, 22 Jan 2019 12:19:16 +0530

New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANS) Be it "Murder" or "Aashiq Banaya Aapne", films in Emraan Hashmi's early days in Bollywood saw him lock lips in multiple films. This led him to get the 'serial kisser' tag, which he says became a hindrance in his career after a certain time.


]]> <![CDATA[ 'Total Dhamaal' looks depressingly crass ]]> Tue, 22 Jan 2019 11:53:09 +0530

Mumbai, Jan 22 (IANS) For the boys "and I mean 60-year-old Anil Kapoor, 50-year-old Ajay Devgn", and the rest who are seen behaving like retarded juvenile delinquents let loose in a zoo "Total Dhamaal" must be fun.


]]> <![CDATA[ Anurag Basu working on dark comic anthology ]]> Tue, 22 Jan 2019 11:51:02 +0530

Mumbai, Jan 22 (IANS) Filmmaker Anurag Basu's next has four different stories set in an Indian metro. Actors like Abhishek Bachchan and Rajkummar Rao will star in the dark comic anthology.


]]> <![CDATA[ Coming up with my health app soon: Shilpa Shetty ]]> Tue, 22 Jan 2019 11:48:56 +0530

Mumbai, Jan 21 (IANS) Actress Shipa Shetty Kundra, who is known as a fitness icon in Hindi film industry, says she will launch her health app in a couple of months.


]]> <![CDATA[ Brijendra Kala part of Salman's gang in 'Bharat' ]]> Mon, 21 Jan 2019 19:05:55 +0530

New Delhi, Jan 21 (IANS) Actor Brijendra Kala says he worked closely with Salman Khan in "Bharat" and that he will be seen as a part of the Bollywood superstar's gang working in Abu Dhabi in the upcoming film.


]]> <![CDATA[ We regret not having Sanjay Dutt in 'Total Dhamaal': Director ]]> Mon, 21 Jan 2019 18:28:16 +0530

Mumbai, Jan 21 (IANS) Filmmaker Indra Kumar says he regrets not bringing actor Sanjay Dutt on board for "Total Dhamaal", the upcoming entertainer in the "Dhamaal" franchise.


]]> <![CDATA[ 'Good News' to now release on September 6 ]]> Mon, 21 Jan 2019 18:14:57 +0530

Mumbai, Jan 21 (IANS) "Good News", which will reunite Kareena Kapoor Khan and Akshay Kumar on the big screen after four years, will now hit the screens on September 6, filmmaker Karan Johar announced on Monday.


]]> <![CDATA[ Important to have a pet-friendly country: Dino Morea ]]> Mon, 21 Jan 2019 18:11:32 +0530

Mumbai, Jan 21 (IANS) Actor Dino Morea, who is associated with a multi-city pet festival, has stressed the importance of being a pet-friendly country.


]]> <![CDATA[ Never seen anyone work so hard for the nation: Anil Kapoor on Modi ]]> Mon, 21 Jan 2019 17:29:15 +0530

Mumbai, Jan 21 (IANS) Actor Anil Kapoor says his meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi was destined to happen and that it was an inspiration to meet someone who has been working really hard for the nation.


]]> <![CDATA[ Here's what Rahman thinks about actors singing ]]> Mon, 21 Jan 2019 17:24:05 +0530

Mumbai, Jan 21 (IANS) Music maestro A.R. Rahman feels that if actors are able to take time out and practice, then it will be an amazing idea for them to sing for their movies.


]]> <![CDATA[ 'Total Dhamaal' gave me something different to do after long time: Madhuri Dixit ]]> Mon, 21 Jan 2019 16:38:31 +0530

Mumbai, Jan 21 (IANS) Bollywood actress Madhuri Dixit, who features in the ensemble cast of "Total Dhamaal", says she just could not refuse the movie as it offered her a chance to do something different after a long time.


]]> <![CDATA[ Comedian Balraj to launch his own YouTube channel ]]> Mon, 21 Jan 2019 16:34:45 +0530

Mumbai, Jan 21 (IANS) Stand-up comedian and host Balraj will soon be connecting with his fans via his own YouTube channel.


]]> <![CDATA[ Priyank happy to collaborate with Neha Kakkar ]]> Mon, 21 Jan 2019 16:18:08 +0530

Mumbai, Jan 21 (IANS) Priyank Sharma of "Bigg Boss" fame will be seen opposite singer Neha Kakkar in the video of a song sung by Tony Kakkar.


]]> <![CDATA[ Age or life stages should not affect a woman's career: Kareena ]]> Mon, 21 Jan 2019 16:14:44 +0530

Mumbai, Jan 21 (IANS) Actress Kareena Kapoor Khan, who is in her late 30s and is a mother, says a woman's career must remain unaffected by her age or stage of life.


]]> <![CDATA[ Rakul Preet looks forward to a busy year ]]> Mon, 21 Jan 2019 15:59:06 +0530

New Delhi, Jan 21 (IANS) Actress Rakul Preet is excited about Milap Zaveri's "Marjaavaan", and says it is a very performance-oriented role but with a commercial touch.


]]> <![CDATA[ Will quit the day BJP leaderships asks me to: Shatrughan Sinha ]]> Mon, 21 Jan 2019 15:32:25 +0530

Mumbai, Jan 21 (IANS) Unfazed by threats of action by the BJP, dissident MP Shatrughan Sinha says his sympathies are with the opposition and that he will quit his party the day the high command demands.


]]> <![CDATA[ Hope to write more books in future: Manisha Koirala ]]> Mon, 21 Jan 2019 12:36:31 +0530

Mumbai, Jan 21 (IANS) Actress Manisha Koirala, who has authored the book "Healed: How Cancer Gave Me a New Life", hopes to pen more books in future.


]]> <![CDATA[ It almost feels like being reborn: Shantanu-Nikhil on LFW grand finale ]]> Mon, 21 Jan 2019 12:32:25 +0530

New Delhi, Jan 21 (IANS) Shantanu and Nikhil Mehra are ready to showcase their first-ever grand finale for the Lakme Fashion Week (LFW) and the designers feel like being "reborn in the world of fashion" as they call it their "ultimate exam".


]]> <![CDATA[ Anupam Kher welcomes Vicky Kaushal in 'actors' world' ]]> Mon, 21 Jan 2019 11:47:55 +0530

Mumbai, Jan 21 (IANS) Veteran actor Anupam Kher has welcomed actor Vicky Kaushal in "actors' world" after watching his performance in the latest release "Uri: The Surgical Strike".


]]> <![CDATA[ I could have done more as an artiste: Archana Puran Singh ]]> Mon, 21 Jan 2019 11:16:40 +0530

New Delhi, Jan 21 (IANS) From playing a flirtatious college professor Mrs. Braganza in "Kuch Kuch Hota Hai" to a vamp in the Aamir Khan starrer "Raja Hindustani", actress Archana Puran Singh, who is also judging comedy shows on the small screen, says she has more to offer as an artiste.


]]> <![CDATA[ When Ajay convinced Sanjay Mishra to do his stunt ]]> Mon, 21 Jan 2019 11:11:18 +0530

Mumbai, Jan 21 (IANS) Actor Ajay Devgn convinced his "Total Dhamaal" co-star Sanjay Mishra to do a stunt himself for the film.


]]> <![CDATA[ R. Madhavan to direct 'Rocketry - The Nambi Effect' solely ]]> Mon, 21 Jan 2019 11:08:36 +0530

Mumbai, Jan 21 (IANS) Actor R. Madhavan will be taking over the whole directing duties on "Rocketry - The Nambi Effect" after Ananth Mahadevan had to leave the project due to "unavoidable circumstances".


]]> <![CDATA[ Madhuri Dixit Nene found producing movie exciting ]]> Sun, 20 Jan 2019 22:34:01 +0530

Mumbai, Jan 20 (IANS) Actress Madhuri Dixit Nene, who has donned the producer's hat for the first time with the movie "15 August", says she found the process daunting but exciting.


]]> <![CDATA[ '72 Hours...', 'Rifleman' makers in legal battle ]]> Sun, 20 Jan 2019 22:29:31 +0530

Mumbai, Jan 20 (IANS) The makers of Sushant Singh Rajput-starrer "Rifleman" have sent a legal notice to the team of the latest release "72 Hours: Martyr Who Never Died", claiming that they have the original rights to make a movie based on rifleman Jaswant Singh Rawat's life.


]]> <![CDATA[ Sandeep Ssingh signs MoU with Gujarat government ]]> Sun, 20 Jan 2019 17:25:46 +0530

Gandhinagar, Jan 20 : Producer Sandip Ssingh through his Legend Global Studio has signed a Rs. 177 crore Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Gujarat government at the Vibrant Gujarat Global Summit 2019 here.


]]> <![CDATA[ People should be responsible while working in showbiz: Tigmanshu Dhulia ]]> Sun, 20 Jan 2019 16:19:21 +0530

Mumbai, Jan 20 : Filmmaker-actor Tigmanshu Dhulia says people should act responsibly and sensibly while working in the film industry.


]]> <![CDATA[ Shooting for 'Dabangg 3' is like homecoming for me: Sonakshi ]]> Sun, 20 Jan 2019 16:00:21 +0530

Mumbai, Jan 20 : Actress Sonakshi Sinha, who will soon start working on "Dabangg 3", said that shooting for the action-drama film is like homecoming for her as she ventured into Bollywood with the franchise.


]]> <![CDATA[ Apurva Asrani slams Hansal Mehta ]]> Sun, 20 Jan 2019 15:57:26 +0530

Mumbai, Jan 20 : National award-winning film editor and writer Apurva Asrani has slammed filmmaker Hansal Mehta for "seeking mileage" from producer Kamal Jain's illness.


]]> <![CDATA[ Sharing thoughts with young crew is awesome: Big B ]]> Sun, 20 Jan 2019 14:45:56 +0530

Mumbai, Jan 20 : Megastar Amitabh Bachchan on Sunday penned about his experience working with a young crew and says he finds it "daunting" to be in their company.