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7 hours ago
Right distribution key to foreign success: A.R. Rahman

Mumbai, May 28 (IANS) Oscar-winning composer A.R. Rahman has stressed on the need of more distribution channels for Indian artistes abroad, saying that this will add to their popularity on foreign shores. The music maestro says that one can sing an English song, but it will die its own death if not distributed well. Till we have distribution of Indian artistes abroad, it's (Engl...

12 days ago
Kunal Kapoor asks people to help Maharashtra's drought-hit villages

Mumbai, May 16 (IANS) Actor Kunal Kapoor, who came face-to-face with the situation in a drought-hit village of Maharashtra, has urged the public to do their bit in helping to alleviate the problem. I visited one of Maharashtra's drought-hit villages on the weekend. And guys, the situation is far worse than you can imagine. A lot of villages have absolutely no water, people are forced to ...

22 days ago
Actors need to play challenging roles to entertain audiences: Sharman Joshi

New Delhi, May 6 (IANS) Actor Sharman Joshi, who has tried the horror genre for the first time through his latest release 1920 London, says actors should try to challenge themselves by doing a variety of films to entertain audiences in a different way every time. I'm not trying to setup any image for myself by doing erotic thrillers. I haven't specially designed anything for me. I just t...

2 months ago
Not professionally dependent on Saif-Kareena: Soha

Mumbai, March 26 (IANS) Actress Soha Ali Khan says that she, her brother Saif Ali Khan and sister-in-law Kareena Kapoor Khan are not professionally dependent on each other. I, Saif or Kareena, we all pursue our career independently and we want to keep it separate. As a family, emotionally we are there for each other but professionally we are not dependent, Soha said. Daughter of...

2 months ago
BJP seeks Congress apology for insulting martyrs

New Delhi, March 22 (IANS) The BJP on Tuesday sought an apology from the Congress after former union minister Shashi Tharoor compared JNU student leader Kanhaiya Kumar with freedom fighter Bhagat Singh. The BJP also announced it will observe Aakrosh Diwas on March 25 against the remark. The remarks are an insult to martyrs. How can anyone make comparisons between them as Bhagat S...

3 months ago
Kunal Kapoor sports man bun for next film

Mumbai, Feb 28 (IANS) Actor Kunal Kapoor is sporting a chic braided man bun, also known as mun, for his next film Veeram. It's something that I did for my new film 'Veeram'. It's fun and I am going to keep it till I chop my hair off for the next one, Kunal said in a statement. Kunal, fondly remembered as Aslam from the 2006 film Rang De Basanti, will be seen playing a warrior in ...

3 months ago
With 'Neerja' Sonam Kapoor might find herself: Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra

Mumbai, Feb 14 (IANS) Rang De Basanti director Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra on Saturday said that with the upcoming film, Neerja, lead actress Sonam Kapoor might find herself. It feels that with this film, Sonam will find herself and that's the expectation. It is said that every artist, every actor or every writer, director achieves something where they find themselves. This one feels the sam...

3 months ago
Arjun Kapoor gets two million Twitter followers

Mumbai, Jan 30 (IANS) As Arjun Kapoor's Twitter followers hit the two million mark, the Bollywood star sent out love to his virtual family, saying that he is nothing without his fans. I am nothing without all of you... Thank you people for so much love... All my 2 million friends you guys are amazing, Arjun tweeted. The actor, who is the son of producer Boney Kapoor, also shared...

3 months ago
Don't label India as tolerant, intolerant: Actor-comedian Cyrus Sahukar

New Delhi, Jan 30 (IANS) Actor-comedian Cyrus Sahukar believes it's not right to label India as all kinds of people -- intolerant and tolerant -- are part of its multi-cultural set-up. The video jockey-turned-actor, who is headed to the small screen with a new comedy TV show Challenge Accepted, told IANS: How can they say that India is intolerant? India is so varied...there are so many s...

4 months ago
Will do TV only for money: R. Madhavan

New Delhi, Jan 28 (IANS) Actor R. Madhavan, whose performance in the 1990s TV shows Sea Hawks and Banegi Apni Baat were highly appreciated, says he will only consider doing another show on the small screen now if the money is good. I can think of doing TV shows if the money is good. A film star is a film star, and you can't take that away. Hence, I don't think about money when I do films...

4 months ago
Would be happiest girl if I could work with Aamir: Sunny Leone

Mumbai, Jan 27 (IANS) Actress Sunny Leone says she will be the happiest girl in the world even if she could share screen space with superstar Aamir Khan even for a second. Even if I get the opportunity to work with him for a second, I would be the happiest girl in the world forever. Even if I am just passing behind, I would be very happy. I think it is any actor's -- whether it is male o...

4 months ago
India low on screen density, rues Rakeysh Mehra

Hyderabad, Jan 26 (IANS) Filmmaker Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra says there's serious theatre crunch in the country and that is why a large percentage of audience doesn't go to cinemas. We talk about going global with our business, but sadly we can't even take our films to audiences within the country due to low screen density. When we don't have enough screens to release our Hindi films, how ...

4 months ago
Have to build physique like Sushil Kumar for 'Dangal': Aamir Khan

Mumbai, Jan 25 (IANS) Actor Aamir Khan, who has gained weight for his next movie Dangal, says he has to now lose the same weight and make his physique muscular and low-fat like that of Olympic medal winner Sushil Kumar for the next part of the shoot. 'Dangal' is almost 90 percent over. All of you are aware that I've put on weight for the film. But very few are aware that for 'Dangal', I ...

4 months ago
No problems working with Sunny Leone, says Aamir Khan

Mumbai, Jan 25 (IANS) Superstar Aamir Khan says he has absolutely no problem in working with Sunny Leone if there is a good script. A recent interview of Sunny Leone created controversy after she was asked whether Aamir would want to work with her and she responded with a 'no'. When I saw the interview, I was hurt. I felt really bad. I think if there is a good script and nice cha...

4 months ago
I was born here, I will die here: Aamir Khan

Mumbai, Jan 25 (IANS) Bollywood actor-producer Aamir Khan - who kicked a huge controversy over the intolerance issue last year - on Monday said he had no plans to leave India and he can't live more than two weeks out of the country. I love my country, I was born here and I will die here. I have never thought of leaving India and will never take such a step, Aamir told reporters while cel...

4 months ago
Kunal Kapoor skips 'Rang De Basanti' reunion for work

New Delhi, Jan 25 (IANS) Actor Kunal Kapoor has expressed his disappointment at missing the Rang De Basanti reunion with the team including superstar Aamir Khan, R. Madhavan and director Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra, due to prior work commitments towards his upcoming film Veeram. The cast of the film is holding a grand celebration in Mumbai on Monday as the film gets close to completing a dec...

4 months ago
Book to mark celebration of 'Rang De Basanti' decade

Mumbai, Jan 25 (IANS) The team of Rang De Basanti, including Aamir Khan, R. Madhavan and director Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra, will on Monday get together to unveil a book which has the screenplay of the movie, which completes a decade since its release. The film had released on Republic Day 10 years ago. Time flies, 10 years and feels like yesterday. We are 10 years older and 'Rang ...

4 months ago
Mumbai band pays tribute to A.R. Rahman

Mumbai, Jan 5 (IANS) City-based beatboxing group Voctronica has paid tribute to Grammy Award-winning composer A.R. Rahman with a vocal medley of some of his most popular work. Titled the Evolution of A.R. Rahman, the medley is a customised selection of Voctronica's favourite songs, including Yeh haseen wadiyan from Roja, Ghanan ghanan from Lagaan, Paathshaala from Rang De Basanti, Tere b...

4 months ago
CBFC revamp need of the hour: Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra

New Delhi, Jan 1 (IANS) The government's initiative to revamp the framework within which the country's film censorship board functions is a welcome move and the need of the hour, says National Award winning filmmaker Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra. Mehra is part of the newly-appointed revamp panel led by celebrated film maker and director Shyam Benegal. It's a welcome initiative and i...

5 months ago
The art of politics: Dampening creative expression

New Delhi, Dec 25 (IANS) Ban this, ban that; censor this, censor that; protest over this, and that -- the cinematic, art and creative worlds went through much unrest in 2015, with political and moralistic interventions. So much so that one began to wonder if politics is hampering people's freedom to express. It is, assert prominent personalities of the film industry. At Pakistan's former...

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