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14 hours ago
'Family Guy' stint gets Anil Kapoor excited

Los Angeles, April 27 (IANS) Actor Anil Kapoor, who is here to dub for a guest appearance for Family Guy, says he is excited and honoured to step into the world of the international adult animation TV show. The actor, who will do a voiceover in the show that revolves around the Griffin family, took to Twitter to write about his experience. Stepping into the world of Family Guy #...

5 days ago
SRK shares image of doll version of himself, AbRam

Mumbai, April 22 (IANS) Superstar Shah Rukh Khan has tweeted a photograph of a doll version of himself and his youngest son AbRam. Shah Rukh introduced AbRam to Kolkata when the star father was in the city earlier this month to cheer for his cricket team, the Kolkata Knight Riders. Now, he has posted a photograph of the doll version of the duo. Lessons from kids: There really is ...

5 days ago
Irrfan meets 'wonderful' Tom Hanks in Budapest

Mumbai, April 22 (IANS) Indian actor Irrfan Khan is back after his a week's trip to Budapest, where he went to prepare for his role in Hollywood venture Inferno. He says the visit was fruitful as he even met actor Tom Hanks and is now looking forward to working with the team. My trip to Budapest was very fruitful. I went there for a week. It was good to meet the entire cast of the film. ...

5 days ago
Irrfan mets 'wonderful' Tom Hanks in Budapest

Mumbai, April 22 (IANS) Indian actor Irrfan Khan is back after his a week's trip to Budapest, where he went to prepare for his role in Hollywood venture Inferno. He says the visit was fruitful as he even met actor Tom Hanks and is now looking forward to working with the team. My trip to Budapest was very fruitful. I went there for a week. It was good to meet the entire cast of the film. ...

6 days ago
Anil Kapoor to dub for 'Family Guy'

Mumbai, April 21 (IANS) After featuring in international movies Slumdog Millionaire and Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol and American TV series 24, Indian actor Anil Kapoor will be off to Los Angeles to dub for a character in adult animation show Family Guy as a guest star. While Anil is reluctant to reveal details of what character he would be dubbing for, he admits that doing a voi...

9 days ago
Swarup's photo adorns MEA Twitter handle as Akbaruddin bids bye

New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) The photograph of Vikas Swarup, the external affairs ministry's new spokesperson, now adorns the Twitter account of the ever-busy handle @MEAIndia. The handle, which till late Saturday afternoon had the photograph of popular spokesperson Syed Akbaruddin, was replaced with Swarup's, who formally took over on Saturday. Thank you Akbar!!! A new inning beg...

10 days ago
Freida Pinto avoids mirrors

Los Angeles, April 18 (IANS) Actress Freida Pinto says she isn't interested in the way she looks and often avoids looking at her reflexion in the mirror. The Slumdog Millionaire star isn't interested in constantly checking her appearance and is aware her beauty often works against her when it comes to landing gritty roles, although she is keen to change people's opinions of her in the in...

14 days ago
Irrfan Khan heading to Budapest for 'Inferno'

New Delhi, April 13 (IANS) Bollywood actor Irrfan Khan is set to pack his bags and head to Budapest for his next Hollywood venture Inferno, directed by Ron Howard. The Haider actor will be sharing screen space with Hollywood star Tom Hanks and Felicity Jones in the film adaptation of Dan Brown's book. This trip is to decide my look in the film, what I will wear and other things, ...

17 days ago
Freida Pinto, Dev Patel still 'best friends'

Los Angeles, April 10 (IANS) Freida Pinto and actor Dev Patel may no longer be romantically involved, but the actress says they are still 'best friends'. The Slumdog Millionaire co-stars ended their six-year relationship last September, but the 30-year-old actress insists that they are still close. Dev and I are best friends. That's never going to change, Pinto said. She...

18 days ago
Galaxy of cine stars, 'Dil Dhadakne Do' to light up IIFA 2015

Kuala Lumpur, April 9 (IANS) A gala screening of Zoya Akhtar's Dil Dhadakne Do, power-packed performances and three days of true blue Bollywood fever -- the 16th edition of the International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) Weekend and Awards, to be held in the Malaysian capital in June, will bring all this and more. The enthusiasm and interest in the mega event was palpable when Hindi film ac...

18 days ago
Galaxy of cine stars, 'Dil Dhadakne Do' to light up IIFA 2015

Kuala Lumpur, April 9 (IANS) A gala screening of Zoya Akhtar's Dil Dhadakne Do, power-packed performances and three days of true blue Bollywood fever -- the 16th edition of the International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) Weekend and Awards, to be held in the Malaysian capital in June, will bring all this and more. The enthusiasm and interest in the mega event was palpable when Hindi film ac...

20 days ago
A.R. Rahman graces screening of documentary on his work

New Delhi, April 7 (IANS) Double Oscar-winning composer A.R. Rahman on Tuesday attended a special screening of director Umesh Aggarwal's documentary Jai Ho based on the career of the Mozart of Madras. The screening at the India Habitat Centre here saw a packed audience of music lovers from not only the capital but the rest of the country. The film celebrates Rahman's achievements...

25 days ago
Anupam Kher's acting school announces repertory

Mumbai, April 2 (IANS) Veteran actor Anupam Kher's acting school Actor Prepares has announced a repertory from April 18 to May 2. The actor took to micro-blogging website Twitter to show his excitement about the announcement. So Happy & Proud to announce the Repertory Co. of our school @actorprepares. We produce Actors NOT strugglers :), Anupam tweeted. The repertory ...

27 days ago
Dev Patel link-up reports irk Nargis Fakhri

Mumbai, March 31 (IANS) Link-up reports have always been a part and parcel of the glamour industry. And it has now struck actress Nargis Fakhri as reports of her dating British actor of Indian descent Dev Patel have started doing the rounds. The actress took to micro-blogging site Twitter to take a jibe at such stories. As per media, apparently a dinner crowd of 8 at a pizza place is the...

1 month ago
Vikas Swarup to be new MEA spokesperson

New Delhi, March 26 (IANS) Vikas Swarup, joint secretary (UN-Political) in the ministry of external affairs, is set to take over as the next spokesperson, replacing Syed Akbaruddin who has been named the pointsperson for the India Africa Forum Summit to be held in October. Swarup, who shot to fame with his book Q&A which was adapted into an Oscar-winning Hollywood film Slumdog Millio...

1 month ago
Vikas Swarup to be new MEA spokesperson

New Delhi, March 26 (IANS) Vikas Swarup is set to take over as the next spokesperson of the Indian external affairs ministry, replacing Syed Akbaruddin who is due for promotion to the rank of additional secretary, sources said on Thursday. Swarup, who shot to fame with his book Q&A which was adapted into an Oscar-winning Hollywood film Slumdog Millionaire, is expected to take charge ...

1 month ago
'Chappie' incredibly relevant: Dev Patel

New Delhi, March 9 (IANS) British actor of Indian descent Dev Patel feels that he bagged the role in sci-fi entertainer Chappie to add an Indian appeal to the film on artificial intelligence. India is one of the most rapidly developing nations and we know everyone around the world respects its technological advancement, so the film is incredibly relevant. I think that (director) Neill Bl...

1 month ago
Indian superhero, gangster drama by Dev Patel in offing

New Delhi, March 6 (IANS) After garnering kudos for his acting prowess, British actor of Indian descent Dev Patel is ready to take the next step in the world of filmmaking. He's working on his own projects to narrate stories revolving around India and even has plans to introduce an Indian superhero to the world with his movie. One of them is a gangster film based in Mumbai. Another one i...

1 month ago
Shooting in India helps me connect with my roots: Dev Patel

New Delhi, March 4 (IANS) His brief visits to India for shooting his international movies help British actor of Indian descent Dev Patel connect to the astounding and inspiring country as well as revisit his cultural roots. It is a wonderful way to get in touch with your culture and with your roots. I'm constantly astounded whenever I go to India. I feel so inspired by the people I inter...

1 month ago
A.R. Rahman to embark on 'special' US tour

New Delhi, March 3 (IANS) Music maestro A. R. Rahman will kick start his three month long North American tour March 21. He promises to deliver special performances. The tour will begin May 21 in Huntington, NY at The Paramount before travelling to major cities across the US, including the Beacon Theatre in New York City, Bass Concert Hall in Austin, The Auditorium Theatre in Chicago and ...

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