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3 days ago
Aamir an honest man, true friend: B-Town on his birthday

Mumbai, March 14 (IANS) Aamir Khan has etched an image as Bollywood's 'Mr. Perfectionist' in action-packed, comedy, romantic and emotional movies in his career of over 25 years. As the superstar turned 50 on Saturday, his co-stars and directors talked about a different and fun side of him. While actress Preity Zinta feels that along with dedication to his work the star has a streak of ma...

4 days ago
Turning 50: B-Town's Khans 'happy', 'dabangg', creating 'dhoom'

New Delhi, March 13 (IANS) They're turning 50, but the indomitable clout of Bollywood's Khan trio - Aamir, Shah Rukh and Salman - in the Hindi entertainment space continues to get stronger. Age notwithstanding, the trio has a much brighter future, predict trade experts and film celebrities. Katrina Kaif, who played the leading lady to all the three, says it's their passion, audiences' lo...

5 days ago
I hope I'm not at career's peak: Aamir Khan

Mumbai, March 12 (IANS) He has spent over 25 years in the Hindi film industry, giving action-packed, comedy, romantic and emotional performances; scoring hits and becoming a successful filmmaker. But Aamir Khan, who's turning 50 on Saturday, won't like to say that he's reached the peak of his career yet. At an event here, the PK star was asked if he feels that he has reached the pinnacle...

21 days ago
Internet has made artistic expression pure: Cyrus Sahukar

Mumbai, Feb 24 (IANS) Video jockey-turned-actor Cyrus Sahukar, who started online show The Bench, says artistic expression over digital space is pure as there are no limitations. A lot more people are coming on the internet. There are bloggers, writers, people sharing funny and interesting videos. And with that, the artistic expression is very pure because you don't have any limitations....

1 month ago
Newly-wed Kunal Kapoor thanks all for wishes

Mumbai, Feb 10 (IANS) Rang De Basanti actor Kunal Kapoor, who tied the knot with his longtime ladylove Naina Bachchan in the idyllic Seychelles, has acknowledged good wishes and congratulatory messages on his wedding. Thank you for all your warm wishes on our wedding, Kunal tweeted along with an image of a scenic wedding set-up on a beach. Kunal and Naina, who is megastar Amitabh...

2 months ago
Slice of Punjab in Kolkata

Kolkata, Jan 15 (IANS) While ilish (hilsa) and rosogolla (balls of sweets dipped in syrup) are the hallmark of the Bengali food culture, robust flavours of Punjabi dishes too have a mass appeal and legacy here, far away from the north Indian plains. Thus, piping hot daal maakhni, smoking skewers of kebabs cooked in tandoori style, aromatic sarson da saag and a range of breads infused w...

2 months ago
A.R. Rahman turns 48, musicians pay tribute

Mumbai, Jan 6 (IANS) On the 48th birthday of Oscar-winning composer A.R. Rahman Tuesday, singers like Lata Mangeshkar and Kavita Krishnamurthy have hailed the talent of the 'Mozart of Madras', who has given Hindi cinema some lilting melodies and memorable numbers throughout his career. Here's what they have to say of the musician, who won two Oscar awards for his work in international fi...

2 months ago
10 films of 2014 that deserved better

Mumbai, Dec 31 (IANS) These films of 2014 deserved better and should have got a larger audience: 1. Ugly: A beautiful portrait of the darkest areas of the human heart, where greed, guilt and gluttony scamper freely for space. Anurag Kashyap's film was swamped by the PK wave that hit the theatres at year-end. Bhago, PK aaya! 2. Aankhon Dekhi: Rajat Kapoor's haunting portrait of a ...

2 months ago
I do films, if I like script: Aamir Khan

Mumbai, Dec 22 (IANS) Aamir Khan, whose PK has opened to rave reviews and roaring box office success, says he chooses a film on the basis of the script and not box office prospects. PK, which came out Friday, has managed to gross Rs.95.21 crore in three days. When asked if it is true that he chooses films on the basis of box office prospects, Aamir said: It's a very unfortunate t...

3 months ago
'Kaaviya Thalaivan'- Salute the effort, but not the film

Film: Kaaviya Thalaivan; Cast: Siddharth, Prithviraj, Vedhika Kumar, Anaika Soti, Nassar, Thambi Ramaiah, Ponvannan, Singampuli; Director: Vasanthabalan; Rating: *** At the end of Kaaviya Thalaivan, there's a side in you that wants to laud the effort of auteur G. Vasanthabalan, who has always strived to give us good cinema, especially for recreating a bygone era in grand style on screen....

3 months ago
'Ungli': Relevant and Timely, 'Ungli' fingers the corrupt

Film: Ungli; Cast: Sanjay Dutt, Emraan Hashmi, Randeeo Hooda,Kangna Ranaut, Neel Bhoopalam, Angad Bedi, Neha Dhupia; Directed by Rensil d'Silva; Rating: *** (3 stars) Ungli is what one would call a late bloomer. Don't get me wrong. It doesn't take long to get to the point. In fact the film's vigilante intentions are unmasked immediately after the film opens. No beating around the bush. N...

4 months ago
Injured Madhavan stalls shoot

Mumbai, Nov 12 (IANS) Actor R.Madhavan is upset because the shooting of his upcoming film Saala Khadoos got affected due to his injury. Injured on the set today (Tuesday). Lucky escape but hate it when shoot stalls because of me. Crap. Last 4 days of Saala Khadoos, he tweeted. He will be seen as a retired boxer-turned-coach in the Tamil-Hindi bilingual, which is being directed by...

5 months ago
Yet to fix marriage date: Kunal Kapoor

Mumbai, Sep 22 (IANS) Rang De Basanti actor Kunal Kapoor, who got engaged to his ladylove Naina Bachchan earlier this year, says they haven't yet fixed a wedding date. But he admits they are in a happy relationship. I am a private person. I don't talk much about it (my personal life), but we haven't really got down and fixed the date or decided when to get married. It will happen soon fo...

6 months ago
Kunal Kapoor raises fund for flood victims in Jammu & Kashmir

Mumbai, Sep 10 (IANS) Actor Kunal Kapoor has joined hands with NGO CARE India to raise funds for the victims of Jammu and Kashmir flood, which has taken at least 215 lives. In association with an NGO, I have started a fundraiser to help raise money for the terrible situation in Kashmir, the actor, who has featured in films like Rang De Basanti and Luv Shuv Tey Chicken Khurana, tweeted.

6 months ago
It's important to not get bored with my work: A.R. Rahman

Mumbai, Sep 1 (IANS) A.R. Rahman straddles different continents, cultures and a cornucopia of commitments. Though the journey is tough, the Oscar-winning composer says he makes sure to pick projects which don't let him get bored of his work. In an interview, he has spoken about juggling between different places, his new projects and life away from his family. Excerpts: Q...

6 months ago
Film Writers Association acquires sharper profile

Mumbai, August 27 (IANS) With the Progressive Writers Group (PWG) making a clean sweep in elections for the executive committee seats of the Film Writers Association (FWA) here, the organisation has acquired a sharper profile. The PWG, which bagged 22 out of the 23 seats in the recently concluded election to the executive committee, has been helming the larger body since 2008.

6 months ago
Everyone viewed my decisions as mistakes: Aamir Khan

Mumbai, Aug 20 (IANS) His success is about the right decisions at the right time, but Aamir Khan confesses that the important decisions of his life were never supported by the people around him. However, now when he looks back, he cherishes the fact that he lived his life on his terms and conditions. This is a fascinating thing that right through my life, every important decision of my l...

7 months ago
Rahman prefers lip-sync over songs in background

Mumbai, Aug 18 (IANS) Composer A.R. Rahman doesn't favour the trend of using songs in the background because he feels it affects its popularity. In the 1970s filmmakers Basu Chatterjee would often force his songs into the background and some of the current directors like Shoojit Sircar and Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra feel the same and avoid lip-sync songs in their films. But Rahman b...

7 months ago
Madhavan starts shooting for his next

Chennai, Aug 8 (IANS) Actor R. Madhavan, who will be seen as a boxing coach in his upcoming Tamil-Hindi bilingual, started shooting for the film here Friday. The film is titled Irrudhi Suttru in Tamil and Saala Khadoos in Hindi. For all my lovely folks asking me for the past 2 years... YES... Just started shooting my next Tamil and Hindi film. Wish me luck. It's 'Irrudhi Suttru' (Final R...

7 months ago
Siddharth delivers hat-trick with 'Jigarthanda'

Chennai, Aug 8 (IANS) Siddharth's latest Tamil release Jigarthanda has helped him score a hat-trick of hits following Udhayam NH4 and Theeya Vela Seiyanum Kumaru. He says Jigarthanda has received a cult status. The movie, which opened in cinemas Aug 1, has collected Rs.9.7 crore in its opening week in Tamil Nadu. The film has done good business overseas as well. Siddharth has del...

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