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3 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...

5 days 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. <...

6 days 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...

7 days 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...

26 days ago
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...

1 month 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 ...

2 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 ...

2 months ago
I like donning different hats of creativity: Aki Narula

New Delhi, May 28 (IANS) A fashion designer, a costume designer and a stylist to the cinestars, Aki Narula, known for promoting mostly street style, says he enjoys wearing all hats and likes to take challenges when it comes to creativity. I'm one of those people who likes to do different things. I like being challenged creatively. I am doing a lot of films right now and styling. You will...

2 months ago
'Umrao Jaan' director Muzaffar Ali wraps up 'Jaanisaar'

Gurgaon, May 27 (IANS) Filmmaker Muzaffar Ali, who gave Indian cinema the cult classic Umrao Jaan three decades ago, has completed work on his new period drama Jaanisaar, starring Pakistani actor Imran Abbas Naqvi. The film, which is set in year 1877, also marks the acting debut of stylist and costume designer Pernia Qureshi. 'Jaanissar' is set in the period when we lost the Firs...

2 months ago
I'll wear stilletos in Cannes, jokes designer Aki Narula

New Delhi, May 21 (IANS) Following the high heels row at the 68th Cannes International Film Festival, popular Indian fashion designer, stylist and costume designer Aki Narula has joked that if he gets a chance to attend the gala, he'd love to slip into a pair of stilettos. Some women were reportedly turned away from a film premiere for not wearing high heels at the extravaganza, happenin...

2 months ago
Mickey Mouse gets 'desi' fashion makeover

New Delhi, May 21 (IANS) Disney's loved character Mickey Mouse has been creatively translated into Indian fashion! Highlighted with Mickey elements, a 'Disney by Anouk' collection was unveiled here on Thursday. Anouk, Myntra's ethnic fashion brand, has launched the collection, infused with fun elements in ethnic wear, in collaboration with Disney India. With 'Disney by Anouk'...

2 months ago
'KAPOOR and SONS' shoot begins

Mumbai, May 10 (IANS) The shooting of Shakun Batra's upcoming modern family drama film KAPOOR and SONS began on Sunday. The film stars rumoured couple Alia Bhatt and Sidharth Malhotra, along with Pakistani actor Fawad Khan and veteran actor Rishi Kapoor. @shakunbatra 's #kapoorandsons kickstarts today!! All the best to the cast and crew!! @S1dharthM @_fawadakhan_ @aliaa08 @chints...

3 months ago
There is no writer bigger than Shakespeare: Vishal Bhardwaj

New Delhi, May 4 (IANS) His love for Shakespeare's classics is evident from his movies like Maqbool and Haider, and filmmaker Vishal Bhardwaj says Shakespeare is one of the best writers in the literary world. There is no writer bigger than Shakespeare, Bhardwaj said at the red carpet of the 62nd National Film Awards ceremony late Sunday. Haider won the Best Male Playback Singer ...

3 months ago
No problems faced while shooting 'Haider' in Kashmir: Vishal Bhardwaj

New Delhi, May 4 (IANS) Vishal Bhardwaj's Haider, which faced protests while it was being filmed in Kashmir, walked away with five National Film Awards this year. Humbled by the recognition, the filmmaker says he has already forgotten about all the obstacles, and terms shooting in Kashmir a lovely experience. The Shahid Kapoor-starrer Haider is a modern-day adaptation of Willia...

3 months ago
President honours talent at 62nd National Film Awards

New Delhi, May 3 (IANS) President Pranab Mukherjee presented the 62nd National Film Awards on Sunday at a glittering ceremony here studded with talent representing the diversity of the Indian film industry. Shashi Kapoor, honoured with the Dadasaheb Phalke award this year, couldn't attend and the veteran actor will be feted in Mumbai soon. With 45 awards in Feature Film category and a to...

3 months ago
IIFA 2015: 'Haider' tops technical winners' list

New Delhi, April 22 (IANS) After sweeping the National Film Awards, Vishal Bhardwaj's Haider has topped the technical winners' list with six honours by the International Indian Film Academy (IIFA), it was announced on Wednesday. The IIFA Rocks and Technical Awards will take place on June 5 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, as part of the IIFA Weekend and Awards. Haider has won in the te...

4 months ago
Bhardwaj dedicates National Awards to Kashmiri Pandits, Anupam Kher irked

Mumbai, March 25 (IANS) Filmmaker Vishal Bhardwaj, who has dedicated the five National Film Awards that his film Haider has bagged, to Kashmiri Pandits, has left veteran actor Anupam Kher irked. Haider, based on William Shakespeare's play Hamlet, was set against the backdrop of insurgency of Kashmir. He was blamed for showing only one side of the Valley, but he has defended himself by sa...

4 months ago
Karan Johar confirms 'KAPOOR and SONS' cast

Mumbai, March 25 (IANS) Ek Main Aur Ekk Tu director Shakun Batra's upcoming modern family drama film KAPOOR and SONS will star rumoured couple Alia Bhatt and Sidharth Malhotra, along with Pakistani actor Fawad Khan and veteran actor Rishi Kapoor, producer Karan Johar announced on Wednesday. The rumours of the cast had been doing the rounds for sometime, but Karan, who is producing the fi...

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