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Ranbir turned 'perfect' muse for Manish Malhotra's debut menswear line

Mumbai, Aug 27 (IANS) Renowned designer Manish Malhotra showcased his debut menswear line titled The Gentlemen's Club at the ongoing Lakme Fashion Week Winter-Festive 2015 and the gentleman of Bollywood, Ranbir Kapoor, looked as dapper as ever as he walked the runway as a showstopper in a burgundy four-button suit and printed shirt. The Rockstar of Bollywood, who has also walked ...

4 days ago
Don't bring ego into equation: Nachiket Barve to aspiring designers

New Delhi, Aug 24 (IANS) His brand has successfully completed six years in the industry and he has done costume designing for stalwarts like Amitabh Bachchan and Jaya Bachchan. Designer Nachiket Barve says being in the industry has made him learn many things and one of them is to acknowledge the feedback of people without bringing ego in between, and this is what he suggests to budding designers....

4 days ago
Trisha plays a 20-year-old in 'Nayaki': director

Chennai, Aug 24 (IANS) Director Govi says southern actress Trisha Krishnan will be seen essaying a role much younger than her real self in the upcoming Tamil-Telugu horror-comedy Nayaki. He said she will be portraying a 20-year-old character in the film. Trisha will be seen playing a 20-year-old. She has been preparing herself to look much younger over the last couple of months, Govi tol...

11 days ago
Ranbir Kapoor to walk for Manish Malhotra's menswear show

Mumbai, Aug 17 (IANS) Bollywood actor Ranbir Kapoor will be the showstopper at ace designer Manish Malhotra's first menswear show at the forthcoming Lakmé Fashion Week Winter/Festive 2015 show. The offsite show will take place at Mehboob Studio on August 26, closing the opening day of Lakmé Fashion Week. On Monday, Malhotra organised a special preview of his collection 'The Gen...

12 days ago
Expansion in Asia depends on Shanghai Disneyland's success: Walt Disney CEO

Los Angeles, Aug 16 (IANS) The Shanghai Disneyland will open its doors next year, but the development has sparked anticipation about similar theme parks opening in other Asian countries as well. But while admitting to a possibility of exploring another Disney destination in Asia, Bob Iger, chairman and CEO of The Walt Disney Company, says they don't want to rush into anything. On the que...

14 days ago
Love the response we get in India: Pakistani designer

New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) Karachi-based designer Sania Maskatiya has been to India quite a few times and whenever she is here, she feels blessed as she loves the way the people in this country embrace her work. India's been amazing. I've been blessed with lots of opportunities to work in India. For us, as a brand, it's amazing because the culture and people are very similar yet a bit diff...

14 days ago
James Bond's new 'Spectre' Omega watch out

Bern, Aug 14 (IANS) The new James Bond watch is here! International film star Daniel Craig, who reprises the popular fictional spy in the new installment Spectre, on Friday inaugurated the Omega factory in Villeret, and also saw the new watch he sports in the movie being manufactured. Craig made a special visit to the heart of the Swiss watchmaking industry for the inauguration of the fa...

17 days ago
VJ Andy to participate in another reality show?

New Delhi, Aug 11 (IANS) Popular video jockey Andy, who entertained one and all with his comic skills on Bigg Boss - Saath 7 in 2013 and then on the celebrity dance reality show Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa last year, may be seen as a 'participant' on another reality TV show. My film is coming out in October. I can't share its details. I might also be seen as a participant on one of the TV shows i...

22 days ago
'Movies don't have big budgets for costume design'

New Delhi, Aug 6 (IANS) Abu Jani and Sandeep Khosla's creations have been donned by big names in Bollywood including Amitabh Bachchan and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, but the celebrated designer duo have kept away from designing in films as they believe the budget is one of the issues. Movies don't have huge budgets for costume design or creative independence and freedom. It's rare to find a ...

23 days ago
Stars or masses, all have same body issues, says stylist

New Delhi, Aug 5 (IANS) They might have a curvy figure or a chiselled physique, but National Award-winning costume designer and stylist Niharika Khan says celebrities are equally conscious about their body as the masses. Niharika, who has created costumes for stars like Anushka Sharma, Vidya Balan, Farhan Akhtar and Arjun Rampal, told IANS: I really enjoy it. It's always the same. Everyo...

23 days ago
Move over lehengas, anarkalis, try dhoti skirts!

New Delhi, Aug 5 (IANS) Twirling lehengas and floor-sweeping anarkalis continue to attract would-be brides. But the dhoti skirt, a silhouette that reflects both the traditional and contemporary aesthetics, is also becoming a hot favourite this wedding season in India, especially for pre-wedding celebrations, say designers. A dhoti is typically worn by Indian men, and over the years, desi...

28 days ago
Sanjay Leela Bhansali very detail-oriented: Designer Anju Modi

New Delhi, July 31 (IANS) After adding drama to Sanjay Leela Bhansali's Goliyon Ki Rasleela - Ram Leela with her costumes, designer Anju Modi is working with him on his Bajirao Mastani dream project. She says the filmmaker has absolute clarity on how he wants the characters to be developed, portrayed and perceived. Modi, who styled Bollywood actress Deepika Padukone and Priyanka Chopra i...

1 month ago
SRK is like my elder brother: Aki Narula

New Delhi, July 29 (IANS) Designer Aki Narula, who is styling Shah Rukh Khan for his upcoming film Dilwale, says that working with the Bollywood superstar is always a delight as he is like an elder brother to him. It's a delight to work with Shah Rukh Khan, Narula told IANS on the sidelines of the The Treasury of Trousseau, a four-day fashion and lifestyle event at DLF Emporio here. <...

1 month ago
Manish Malhotra spending 'sleepless nights' ahead of AICW

New Delhi, July 28 (IANS) Ace fashion designer Manish Malhotra, who is set to present Couture Soiree, an evening reminiscent of the old world charm from the 1950s, at the forthcoming Amazon India Couture Week (AICW) 2015 here, says that he is anxious and stressed thinking about his show at the gala. Malhotra, who, in 25 years of career as a costume designer in films, took to micro-bloggi...

1 month ago
Film industry helped me evolve: Manish Malhotra

New Delhi, July 27 (IANS) He entered the film industry as a costume designer when the concept of costume designing was alien to many. Designer Manish Malhotra, who has enjoyed a successful run of 25 years in Bollywood, says the industry helped him evolve and gave him a platform to explore and experiment with his creativity. My journey has been unconventional; instead of mainstream design...

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Daily soap, no way, says Karan Johar

Mumbai, July 8 (IANS) He makes films, acts, hosts chats shows, is a costume designer, judges reality TV entertainers and is now even on board as a co-curator of two channels -- but one thing that Karan Johar is not up for is a daily soap. I won't come in daily soaps, Karan, who is a co-curator of Viacom18's two new English entertainment channels - Colors Infinity and Colors Infinity HD -...

1 month ago
'Bezubaan Ishq' - This love story says nothing

Film: Bezubaan Ishq; Language: Hindi; Cast: Mugdha Godse, Sneha Ullal, Nishant Malkani, Darshan Jariwala, Farida Jalal, Sachin Khedekar, Smita Jayakar and Muni Jha; Director: Jashwant Gangani; Rating: *1/2 There is nothing new about a love triangle. One has witnessed it a million times and so, Bezubaan Ishq lacks novelty and offers nothing spectacular. This love story revolves ar...

1 month ago
TV too small for me, says Subhash Ghai

New Delhi, June 30 (IANS) While most big production banners and filmmakers have tried their hand at TV, which they consider no more a small screen now, filmmaker Subhash Ghai says he is too big for the 'idiot box'. Ghai's past few directorial ventures, including Black & White and Yuvvraaj, didn't do well at the box office, but TV is not something that excites him. Asked why d...

2 months ago
Muzaffar Ali waited for six months to sign Imran

New Delhi, June 25 (IANS) Filmmaker Muzaffar Ali waited for six months to sign Lahore-based actor Imran Abbas for Jaanissar. The film, which is set in year 1877, deals with a love story in which the boy is westernised and the girl is deeply rooted in the ethos of Indian culture. When Muzaffar saab approached me for the role, I immediately said yes. I was instantly drawn towards ...

3 months ago
IBFW 2015 to start on July 15, go beyond metros

New Delhi, May 29 (IANS) The seventh edition of BMW India Bridal fashion week promises to be a grand affair as the event will travel to seven cities in India for the first time, Starting from the capital in July, six other cities including Mumbai, Hyderabad, Chandigarh, Ahmedabad, Bangalore and Chennai will witness bridal opulence. The Delhi edition will see five days of fashion and fun ...

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