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3 days ago
Wonderful to work with Keira Knightley, Adam Levine: Indian stylist

New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) Indian stylist and costume designer Arjun Bhasin, who had put together the looks for the cast of musical romance Begin Again, including actors Keira Knightley and Adam Levine, says it was a wonderful experience working with them and a fun challenge too. The film released in India Friday. It was a really wonderful experience working with them. I was used to s...

11 days ago
Bollywood actors who went unrecognisable in disguise

Mumbai, July 11 (IANS) Vidya Balan's assortment of aliases in Bobby Jasoos is not the first major Bollywood star to look unrecognizable in disguises. Before Vidya, there have been like Amitabh Bachchan, Shabana Azmi and Kamal Haasan, who've pulled off different looks. Vidya's co-star Amitabh Bachchan was completely unrecognisable as a child suffering from Progeria in Paa. Getting the supers...

16 days ago
I continue to be in awe of movies: Designer Manish Malhotra

New Delhi, July 6 (IANS) The grandeur in Manish Malhotra's bespoke ensembles is often as larger than life as some of the Hindi films that he designs for. That's because movies have influenced him since childhood, says the acclaimed designer, who has styled a range of Bollywood's screen divas over the years. From Kajol, Karisma Kapoor, Rani Mukerji to Aishwarya Rai, Preity Zinta and Kareena ...

22 days ago
Bindiya Dutta wants daughter to do her kind of films

Mumbai, June 30 (IANS) Bindiya Dutta, known for doing wholesome family dramas such as Golmaal and Khatta Meetha, wants her daughter to follow in her footsteps as an actress. Bindiya, who is married to filmmaker J.P. Dutta, is ready to launch their daughter Nidhi under their banner J.P. Gene. According to sources, Bindiya said that even today, she can sit with her daughters and watch ...

1 month ago
Firth's clothes from 'Kingsman...' to hit stores

Los Angeles, June 13 (IANS) Oscar winner Colin Firth's smart wardrobe for new movie Kingsman: The Secret Service will be made available to fans. The bespoked suits, watches and shoes the actor's dapper spy character Harry Hart wears in the Matthew Vaughn movie, will be available as a 60-piece collection when the film is released in October, reports contactmusic.com. Costume designer ...

1 month ago
Thota Tharani plays Swami Chinmayananda in his biopic

Chennai, June 3 (IANS) National Award winning art director Thota Tharani has donned the greasepaint to play Swami Chinmayananda, a Hindu spiritual leader who inspired the formation of Chinmaya Mission, in an upcoming English documentary The Quest. R.S. Prasanna of Tamil comedy Kalyana Samayal Saadam fame has directed the film, which is currently in its post-production stage. When you...

1 month ago
Niharika Khan created 140 costumes for Anushka

Mumbai, May 27 (IANS) National Award winning designer Niharika Khan reportedly designed 140 costumes to complete actress Anushka Sharma's retro look in Bombay Velvet. If sources are to be believed, Anushka plays a top singer of the era in which Bombay Velvet is set and the makers left no stone unturned to create a distinct look for her. Niharika, who won the National Film Award for b...

2 months ago
'Bhaag Milkha Bhaag' wins nine technical awards at IIFA 2014

Tampa Bay -, April 26 - Filmmaker Rakesh Om Prakash Mehra's Bhaag Milkha Bhaag, which has already garnered several awards, claimed nine technical awards at the International Indian Film Academy - Awards 2014 being held here. Bhaag Milkha Bhaag bagged the awards for best cinematography -, best screenplay -, best dialogue -, best editing -, best sound design -, best sound mixing -, best backg...

2 months ago
'Son of God' - bland, lacks spirit

Film: Son of God; Cast: Diogo Morgado, Greg Hicks, Adrian Schiller, Darwin Shaw, Sebastian Knapp, Joe Wredden, Simon Kunz, Paul Marc Davis, Matthew Gravelle, Amber Rose Revah, Roma Downey and Leila Mimmack; Director: Christopher Spencer; Rating: ** Director Christopher Spencer's Son of God is a far cry from a faith film as it impassively encapsulates Jesus' life in the backdrop of the Jewis...

3 months ago
Kabir Suman dedicates National Award to people of Bengal

Kolkata, April 16 - Euphoric after receiving the National Award for scoring the music of Bengali film Jaatishwar, music composer Kabir Suman Wednesday dedicated the honour to the people of West Bengal. The Srijit Mukherji directed film with Bengali superstar Prosenjit Chatterjee in the lead, won four awards including best makeup, best music, best singer and best costume designer. I f...

3 months ago
Bengali film 'Jaatishwar' bags four National Awards

New Delhi, April 16 - It's celebration time for the Bengali film industry with Jaatishwar bagging as many as four National Awards in the 61st edition of the coveted honours. The Srijit Mukherji-directed film, with Bengali superstar Prosenjit Chatterjee in the lead, clinched the awards including best make-up -, best music -, best singer - and best costume designer -. Director Pradipta...

4 months ago
Final season of 'Mad Men' to be beamed for Indian fans

Los Angeles, March 19 - STAR World Premiere HD has announced that it will bring the final season of the award-winning series Mad Men to the Indian viewers. The drama series, known to have garnered a huge fan following in the country, will go on air April 14, said a statement. Set in the 1960s, Mad Men has received widespread critical acclaim, particularly for its historical authentic...

4 months ago
Final season of 'Mad Men' to be beamed for Indian fans

Los Angeles, March 19 - STAR World Premiere HD has announced that it will bring the final season of the award-winning series Mad Men to the Indian viewers. The drama series, known to have garnered a huge fan following in the country, will go on air April 14, said a statement. Set in the 1960s, Mad Men has received widespread critical acclaim, particularly for its historical authe...

6 months ago
US incredible place to learn trade, says Indian costume designer

New Delhi, Jan 6 - Rome-based Indian origin costume designer Sonu Mishra, who has designed for The Legends Of Hercules, releasing here Friday, says the US is a great place to learn your trade as a person's potential gets preference over his or her nationality. Born and brought up in Mumbai, Mishra moved to New York in 1989 and said she learned invaluable lessons there as she started at the ...

6 months ago
Payal Pratap opens 'grandmother's trunk' online

New Delhi, Jan 4 - Designer Payal Pratap's latest collection, 'From my grandmother's trunk', has been made available on fashion stylist and costume designer Pernia Qureshi's online pop-up shop. The designs are an amalgamation of old world glamour and modern sensibility. It is a crossover collection between my grandmother's rich Indian vintage and the modern boho. This collection is f...

7 months ago
India needs many more regional schools of theatre: NSD chairperson Ratan Thiyam

New Delhi, Dec 22 - India needs many regional schools of theatre, including in the northeast, said National School of Drama chairperson Ratan Thiyam, who describes theatre as a protest against wrong system. Yes, we certainly need many regional schools of theatre, Thiyam told IANS in an interview. North-east should get more opportunities and exposure. The Manipur-born playwrigh...

8 months ago
Magic from monochrome: International filmmakers debut with B/W films

Kolkata, Nov 21 - Contemporary black-and-white cinema...why not? exclaim a clutch of international filmmakers who have opted to make their feature film debuts with black-and-white cinema that exquisitely weaves in light and shadow effects to create magic from monochrome. Brazil's Eduardo Nunes and Poland's Rafael Stemplewski's maiden productions had their Indian premiere recently as part of...

8 months ago
Pernia Qureshi launches first ethnic collection

New Delhi, Nov 18 - Fashion stylist and costume designer Pernia Qureshi has crafted her first ethnic collection, targeted at women who embrace tradition without compromising on style. The collection offers an array of ethnic yet modern styles, with streamlined lehengas and easy-to-wear anarkalis in colours like peach, teal and ivory, all enhanced with exquisite gold and silver embroideries,...

8 months ago
Pernia Qureshi launches style guide with Sonam Kapoor

New Delhi, Oct 31 - Fashion stylist and costume designer Pernia Qureshi unveiled her first book, Be Stylish with Pernia Qureshi and says that it will be a perfect style guide for those who want to hone their personality. The book was launched by Bollywood actress Sonam Kapoor here Wednesday evening. This book is the perfect next step in Pernia's career. With her creative experience a...

8 months ago
Hazel Crowney to do item song in 'Kaanchi'

Mumbai, Oct 29 - British model-turned-actress Hazel Crowney, who debuted with MP3 - Mera Pehla Pehla Pyaar, has been roped in to do an item number in director Subhash Ghai's Kaanchi. The song is choreographed by Ganesh Acharya and Hazel will be donning the costume designed by fashion designer Neeta Lulla. I feel very privileged to have been selected for the song. Shooting with Subhas...

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