Bollywood Country en-us <![CDATA[ Bollywood Country ]]> 70 70 <![CDATA[ 'New York to Haridwar' is a 'personal journey' for Payal Ghosh ]]> Sun, 16 Jan 2022 20:50:45 +0530

Mumbai, Jan 16 (IANS) Actress Payal Ghosh, who is set to play a girl suffering from depression in her upcoming film 'New York to Haridwar', has called the progression of her character in the film as a personal journey as she has been in a dark place mentally in her life at some point.

]]> <![CDATA[ Flora Saini recounts experience of working with Subhash Ghai ]]> Sun, 16 Jan 2022 20:50:29 +0530

Mumbai, Jan 16 (IANS) Flora Saini, who was last seen in movies such as 'Stree', 'Dabbang 2' and 'Begum Jaan', is excited about being able to work with a master entertainer of the stature of Subhash Ghai for upcoming film '36 Farmhouse'.

]]> <![CDATA[ Slasher movie 'Scream' ends four-week reign of 'Spider-Man' ]]> Sun, 16 Jan 2022 20:50:16 +0530

Los Angeles, Jan 16 (IANS) Even as most other theatrical releases continue to struggle because of the Omicron wave, the latest horror movie, 'Scream', is making a sizable impression at the North American box-office, showing yet again that audiences in the U.S., especially the younger demographic, are in love with the horror genre.

]]> <![CDATA[ Anushka Sharma pens heartfelt note for hubby Virat Kohli after he quits Test captaincy ]]> Sun, 16 Jan 2022 20:49:57 +0530

Mumbai, Jan 16 (IANS) Bollywood actress Anushka Sharma took to social media and penned a heartfelt note for her husband Virat Kohli after he stepped down as Test captain of the Indian cricket team on Saturday.

]]> <![CDATA[ Katrina Kaif's Sunday selfie is winning hearts ]]> Sun, 16 Jan 2022 20:49:40 +0530

Mumbai, Jan 16 (IANS) Bollywood actress Katrina Kaif, who joined her husband Vicky Kaushal in Indore, recently shared pictures from a hotel room where she can be seen enjoying.

]]> <![CDATA[ Third single from Suriya's 'Etharkkum Thunindhavan' released ]]> Sun, 16 Jan 2022 20:49:24 +0530

Chennai, Jan 16 (IANS) The unit of director Pandiraj's 'Etharkkum Thunindhavan', featuring Suriya and Priyanka Arul Mohan in the lead, on Sunday released 'Summa Surrunu', the third single from the film.

]]> <![CDATA[ 'Sila Nerangalil Sila Manithargal' to hit screens on Jan 28 ]]> Sun, 16 Jan 2022 20:49:07 +0530

Chennai, Jan 16 (IANS) Director Vishal Venkat's upcoming film 'Sila Nerangalil Sila Manithargal', featuring a host of actors including director K.S. Ravikumar, actors Manikandan, Ashok Selvan, Rithyvika and Bhanupriya, will release on January 28.

]]> <![CDATA[ Naveen Polishetty's next film titled 'Anaganaga Oka Raju' ]]> Sun, 16 Jan 2022 20:48:51 +0530

Chennai, Jan 16 (IANS) Director Kalyan Shankar's film, featuring actor Naveen Polishetty in the lead, has been titled 'Anaganaga Oka Raju', the film's makers announced on Sunday.

]]> <![CDATA[ Karthi is a boon to directors, says director Muthiah ]]> Sun, 16 Jan 2022 20:48:37 +0530

Chennai, Jan 16 (IANS) Muthiah, who has directed actor Karthi's upcoming film 'Viruman', says that the actor is actually a boon to directors.

]]> <![CDATA[ Kamal Haasan greets Vijay Sethupathi on his birthday ]]> Sun, 16 Jan 2022 20:47:48 +0530

Chennai, Jan 16 (IANS) Actor-politician Kamal Haasan on Sunday greeted fellow actor Vijay Sethupathi on his birthday, saying he was an important actor of the next generation of film heroes.

]]> <![CDATA[ Tovino Thomas's 'Naradhan' cleared with U/A certificate, film release postponed ]]> Sun, 16 Jan 2022 20:47:32 +0530

Chennai, Jan 16 (IANS) Director Aashiq Abu's Malayalam film 'Naradan', featuring Tovino Thomas and Anna Ben in the lead, has been cleared for release with a U/A certificate.

]]> <![CDATA[ 'Ariyippu' unit wraps up shoot in India, to move abroad ]]> Sun, 16 Jan 2022 20:47:15 +0530

Chennai, Jan 16 (IANS) The unit of director Mahesh Narayanan's 'Ariyippu' (Declaration), which features actor Kunchacko Boban and Divya Prabha in the lead, has wrapped up its Indian schedule.

]]> <![CDATA[ Wishes pour in for Cheran as he completes 25 years in Tamil film industry ]]> Sun, 16 Jan 2022 20:47:00 +0530

Chennai, Jan 16 (IANS) Actor and director Cheran, who is known for having given Tamil cinema some of its most loved classics such as 'Autograph', 'Thavamai Thavamirundhu', 'Bharathi Kannamma' and 'Porkalam', on Sunday completed 25 glorious years in the Tamil film industry.

]]> <![CDATA[ Malayalam superstar Mammootty tests Covid+, 'CBI 5' shoot suspended ]]> Sun, 16 Jan 2022 20:46:07 +0530

tested Covid-19 positive on Sunday. In view of this development, the shooting of his movie franchise 'CBI 5' directed by K. Madhu has been suspended.

]]> <![CDATA[ Mrinalini thanks fans as 'Tum Tum' from 'Enemy' garners 100 mn views ]]> Sun, 16 Jan 2022 20:45:44 +0530

Chennai, Jan 16 (IANS) Actress Mrinalini, who played the lead along with Vishal in Tamil film 'Enemy', is delighted that 'Tum Tum', the romantic hit number from the film, has now garnered a whopping 100 million views on YouTube.

]]> <![CDATA[ First look of director Venkat Prabhu's 'Manmatha Leelai' out ]]> Sun, 16 Jan 2022 20:45:27 +0530

Chennai, Jan 16 (IANS) Director Venkat Prabhu, whose previous film 'Maanaadu' is still having a strong run in theatres even 50 days after its release, has now released the first look of his next film titled 'Manmatha Leelai'.

]]> <![CDATA[ Vijay Sethupathi is a combination of the 'sweetest, greatest, nicest human being': Vignesh Shivan ]]> Sun, 16 Jan 2022 20:44:42 +0530

Chennai, Jan 16 (IANS) Calling actor Vijay Sethupathi "a rare combination of being the sweetest, greatest and nicest human being", director Vignesh Shivan on Sunday said the actor's talent inspired him.

]]> <![CDATA[ Unni Mukundan: Every second I invested in 'Meppadiyan' was worth it ]]> Sun, 16 Jan 2022 20:44:05 +0530

Chennai, Jan 16 (IANS) Thanking everyone who had watched his film 'Meppadiyan', thereby making it the biggest 'solo hit' he has had in his career, actor Unni Mukundan on Sunday said that every second he had invested in this film was worth it.

]]> <![CDATA[ Chiranjeevi's 'Acharya' to release on Apr 1 ]]> Sun, 16 Jan 2022 20:43:39 +0530

Chennai, Jan 16 (IANS) The makers of director Koratala Siva's eagerly-awaited action entertainer 'Acharya', which features Telugu megastar Chiranjeevi and Ram Charan in the lead, on Sunday announced that the film would release on April 1 this year.

]]> <![CDATA[ Shefali Shah: A character has to drive you as an actor ]]> Sun, 16 Jan 2022 20:43:20 +0530

Mumbai, Jan 16 (IANS) There are very few actors who seamlessly blend with the universe of a story and deliver performances so real that get etched on the hearts of the audience. Shefali Shah is one such actor.

]]> <![CDATA[ Kiran Mane claims he was removed from 'Mulgi Zali Ho' for anti-establishment stance ]]> Sun, 16 Jan 2022 20:43:04 +0530

Mumbai, Jan 16 (IANS) TV actor Kiran Mane, who plays the character of Vilas Patil in Star Pravah's show 'Mulgi Zali Ho', was recently asked to leave the show.

]]> <![CDATA[ Tahir Raj Bhasin, Shweta Tripathi Sharma talk about challenges, rewards of 'Yeh Kaali Kaali Ankhein' ]]> Sun, 16 Jan 2022 20:42:49 +0530

Mumbai, Jan 16 (IANS) The new web series 'Yeh Kaali Kaali Ankhein' starring Tahir Raj Bhasin and Shweta Tripathi Sharma, has been garnering positive response from all over.

]]> <![CDATA[ Mouni Roy joins 'Dance India Dance Little Masters' as judge ]]> Sun, 16 Jan 2022 20:42:33 +0530

Mumbai, Jan 16 (IANS) Bollywood actress Mouni Roy, who is known for her dancing skills, has been roped in as a judge for the upcoming season of reality TV show 'Dance India Dance Little Masters'.

]]> <![CDATA[ Tim Allen back as Scott Calvin in 'The Santa Clause' revival series ]]> Sun, 16 Jan 2022 20:41:12 +0530

Los Angeles, Jan 16 (IANS) 'The Santa Clause' Christmas comedy franchise, which was a commercial and critical success when the first film was first released in 1994, is to be continued as a limited series on Disney Plus with Tim Allen returning to star as Scott Calvin, reports 'Variety'.

]]> <![CDATA[ James Austin Johnson returns as C-in-C on 'SNL', now to roast Biden ]]> Sun, 16 Jan 2022 20:40:59 +0530

Los Angeles, Jan 16 (IANS) The 'Saturday Night Live' cold open took aim at U.S. President Joe Biden, the box-office heat of 'Spider-Man: No Way Home' and America's weariness after two years of the Covid-19 pandemic, reports 'Variety'.

]]> <![CDATA[ IANS Sunday Special: Cable operators fear doom! (Column: B-Town) ]]> Sun, 16 Jan 2022 20:40:39 +0530

Despite all these satellite set-top box service providers vying for the market share till not so long ago, the very originators of bringing your entertainment, especially films, to your drawing rooms, have been the cable operators.

]]> <![CDATA[ Celine Dion cancels North American stretch of 'Courage World Tour', cites health reasons ]]> Sun, 16 Jan 2022 20:40:21 +0530

Los Angeles, Jan 16 (IANS) Canadian singer Celine Dion is ending her 'Courage World Tour' in the United States and Canada owing to her health condition as muscle spasms rendered her unable to perform for sometime, reports 'Variety'.

]]> <![CDATA[ Parineeti Chopra explains why upcoming talent show is special to her (IANS Interview) ]]> Sun, 16 Jan 2022 20:36:00 +0530

New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) Bollywood actress Parineeti Chopra, who joins Mithun Chakraborty and Karan Johar on the panel of judges for the reality show 'Hunarbaaz Desh Ki Shaan', says that she was looking for a project such as this for some time and so she took no time in saying 'yes' to the show.

]]> <![CDATA[ Desi Music Factory makes mainstream Bollywood debut with 'Selfiee' ]]> Sat, 15 Jan 2022 22:28:35 +0530

Mumbai, Jan 15 (IANS) The upcoming film ‘Selfiee starring Akshay Kumar and Emraan Hashmi, which is a remake of the runaway Malayalam hit ‘Driving Licence, will see the record label Desi Music Factory making its foray into Bollywood.

]]> <![CDATA[ Akshay Oberoi wraps Vikram Bhatt horror drama 'Cold' ]]> Sat, 15 Jan 2022 22:28:13 +0530

Mumbai, Jan 15 (IANS) Bollywood actor Akshay Oberoi, known for his work in 'Inside Edge Season 3', 'Gurgaon' and 'Flesh', recently wrapped the shoot of the horror drama 'Cold' helmed by horror specialist Vikram Bhatt.

]]> <![CDATA[ Producers Guild to honour George Lucas, Kathleen Kennedy ]]> Sat, 15 Jan 2022 22:28:01 +0530

Los Angeles, Jan 15 (IANS) Two living legends of Hollywood, George Lucas and Kathleen Kennedy, will be honoured by the Producers Guild of America with its 2022 Milestone Award at its annual awards night on March 19, reports 'Variety'.

]]> <![CDATA[ 'Bigg Boss 15': Tejasswi Prakash on the radar of Gauahar Khan ]]> Sat, 15 Jan 2022 22:27:41 +0530

Mumbai, Jan 15 (IANS) In the upcoming 'Weekend Ka Vaar' episode of 'Bigg Boss 15', model and actress Gauahar Khan will enter the house as a celebrity guest.

]]> <![CDATA[ First Telugu 'Indian Idol' draws online entries from around the world ]]> Sat, 15 Jan 2022 22:27:23 +0530

Hyderabad, Jan 15 (IANS) The first edition of Telugu 'Indian Idol' is garnering massive response from aspiring talents, with more than 5,000 entries received online over the past week.

]]> <![CDATA[ After 'Vikram', Kamal Haasan all set to produce his 51st film ]]> Sat, 15 Jan 2022 22:27:01 +0530

Mumbai, Jan 15 (IANS) Leading actor and Tamil Nadu politician Kamal Haasan is all set to produce a yet-to-be-titled film in association with Sony Pictures Films India (SPFI), the Indian arm of Sony Pictures International Productions.

]]> <![CDATA[ Meenakshi Dixit recalls how it felt to act with Nagarjuna in 'Bangarraju' ]]> Sat, 15 Jan 2022 22:26:43 +0530

Mumbai, Jan 15 (IANS) Actress Meenakshi Dixit has shared her very special experience of working with two Telugu stars - Akkineni Nagarjuna and Ramya Krishnan in the film 'Bangarraju'.

]]> <![CDATA[ Who's the VIP in revelations made by director in actor Dileep case? ]]> Sat, 15 Jan 2022 22:26:29 +0530

Thiruvananthapuram, Jan 15 (IANS) The actress abduction case, in which actor Dileep is an accused, witnessed several twists, the worst being after his former friend and film director Balachandra Kumar made revelations about the actor when the trial in the case was in its last lap and the name of a VIP causing ripples.

]]> <![CDATA[ Kiran Raj opens up on benefits of being in South Indian film industry ]]> Sat, 15 Jan 2022 22:26:13 +0530

Mumbai, Jan 15 (IANS) Kiran Raj has completed working on the Kannada film 'Bahaddhur Gandu', a nod to the 1976 hit movie of the same name starring the late superstar Dr Rajkumar. In his words, the film is a complete entertainer with a lot of action sequences.

]]> <![CDATA[ 'Bigg Boss 15': Salman grills Rakhi, Tejasswi in 'Weekend Ka Vaar' ]]> Sat, 15 Jan 2022 22:25:58 +0530

Mumbai, Jan 15 (IANS) Salman Khan is seen schooling the contestants, especially Rakhi Sawant and Tejasswi Prakash, during the ‘Weekend Ka Vaar episode of 'Bigg Boss 15'.

]]> <![CDATA[ Aamna Sharif reveals how she prepped for her role in 'Damaged 3' ]]> Sat, 15 Jan 2022 22:25:46 +0530

Mumbai, Jan 15 (IANS) 'Kasautii Zindagii Kay' star Aamna Sharif will be seen playing DSP Rashmi Singh in the psychological thriller web series 'Damaged 3'. The trailer is out and the actress says she has given her best to play this challenging role.

]]> <![CDATA[ Ayush Mehra gets candid about 'How to Fall in Love' ]]> Sat, 15 Jan 2022 22:25:34 +0530

Mumbai, Jan 15 (IANS) 'Call My Agent' actor Ayush Mehra is quite excited about the response of netizens for his Netflix reel show 'How to Fall in Love' with Tanya Maniktala.

]]> <![CDATA[ Mohit Raina, Siddhanth Kapoor recreate cop's real-life fight against crime ]]> Sat, 15 Jan 2022 22:25:20 +0530

Mumbai, Jan 15 (IANS) Actor Mohit Raina and Siddhanth Kapoor, who are playing the two most important parts in the upcoming web series 'Bhaukaal 2', say that while it is the responsibility of the society to gift a dream to youngsters, choosing the right hero from a young age is one step towards halting criminal activities.

]]> <![CDATA[ 'Goodnight India' will help viewers de-stress: Amit Tandon ]]> Sat, 15 Jan 2022 22:25:06 +0530

Mumbai, Jan 15 (IANS) Stand-up comedian Amit Tandon will debut on small screen as the host of the non-fiction show, 'Goodnight India', along with TV actor Jiya Shankar. The show will feature different acts pegged on relatable and contemporary topics.

]]> <![CDATA[ Rohit Shetty set to make OTT debut with 'Mission Frontline' ]]> Sat, 15 Jan 2022 22:24:51 +0530

Mumbai, Jan 15 (IANS) Filmmaker Rohit Shetty, who has entertained audiences with his comedic movies and action thrillers, and also hosted 'Fear Factor: Khatron Ke Khiladi'. is all set to entertain viewer with his OTT debut.

]]> <![CDATA[ 'Unpaused: Naya Safar' trailer: A bouquet of hope, ambition and forgiveness ]]> Sat, 15 Jan 2022 22:24:38 +0530

Mumbai, Jan 15 (IANS) The trailer of 'Unpaused: Naya Safar' was released on Saturday. The anthology features a set of five stories: ‘Teen Tigada directed by Ruchir Arun, ‘The Couple directed by Nupur Asthana, 'Gond Ke Laddu' directed by Shikha Makan, ‘War Room directed by Ayappa KM and ‘Vaikunth directed by 'Sairat' fame Nagraj Manjule, all of which showcase primal human emotions of hope, positivity and forgiveness in the pandemic era.

]]> <![CDATA[ On Army Day, Vivek Oberoi shares teaser of upcoming short film 'Verses of War' ]]> Sat, 15 Jan 2022 22:24:25 +0530

Mumbai, Jan 15 (IANS) On the occasion of Army Day, Bollywood actor Vivek Anand Oberoi paid tribute to the soldiers who dedicated their lives to the nation. Sharing a teaser from his upcoming short film 'Verses of War' on his social media handle, he said: "A poetic tribute to the Indian Army on the Indian Army Day. Presenting the teaser of 'Verses of War'. Releasing this Republic Day exclusively on #FilmsByFnPmedia #indianarmyday #indianarmy #jaihind"

]]> <![CDATA[ Sharan Anandani says audience are connecting well with 'Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai' ]]> Sat, 15 Jan 2022 22:24:04 +0530

Mumbai, Jan 15 (IANS) The long running show, 'Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai' (YRKKH) has been doing well for years now, and now its latest track and storyline has also touched chord with the audience, says actor Sharan Anandani who plays the character of Vansh.

]]> <![CDATA[ 'Rust' row: Alec Baldwin hands over his phone to authorities for probe ]]> Sat, 15 Jan 2022 22:23:49 +0530

New York, Jan 15 (IANS) Almost a month after investigators obtained a search warrant to seize Hollywood star Alec Baldwin's phone with regards to the fatal shooting of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins on the sets of 'Rust', the actor surrendered his device to law enforcement authorities in Suffolk County, New York.

]]> <![CDATA[ IANS Review: 'The King's Man': Robust narration and tone; will appeal to history buffs (IANS Rating: ***) ]]> Sat, 15 Jan 2022 22:22:55 +0530

Film: The King's Man (Running in Theatres). Duration: 133 minutes.

]]> <![CDATA[ Coke Studio Pakistan opens Season 14 with Abida Parveen-Naseebo Lal's 'Tu Jhoom' ]]> Sat, 15 Jan 2022 22:22:29 +0530

Mumbai, Jan 15 (IANS) Coke Studio Pakistan has unveiled its 14th season with the track 'Tu Jhoom' performed by living legends Abida Parveen and Naseebo Lal.

]]> <![CDATA[ Heena Panchal grooves to 'Touch Ka Phone' on music video ]]> Sat, 15 Jan 2022 22:21:49 +0530

Mumbai, Jan 15 (IANS) Heena Panchal, who is best known for her stints on 'Bigg Boss Marathi Season 2' and the Hindi reality TV show 'Mujhse Shaadi Karoge', is quite excited to feature in the video for Punjabi singer Mannat Noor's 'Touch ka Phone'. The song also stars Abram Puttan and Varun Soni.