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21 hours ago
Films like 'Sairat' gives us courage to compete with Hollywood: Irrfan

Mumbai, May 23 (IANS) Actor Irrfan Khan says that films such as the Marathi blockbuster Sairat will give the Indian film industry the courage to compete with Hollywood. There is a need for our films to address universal audiences and this film is a new language. This film is an identity of the new cinema that will evolve and what the young generation will bring forth. These kind of films...

1 day ago
Anil Kapoor gives showbiz wisdom to son

Mumbai, May 23 (IANS) With the aim to explain how the industry works, actor-producer Anil Kapoor keeps on sharing his personal experiences from showbiz with son Harshvardhan, who is making his Bollywood debut with Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra's Mirzya. Anil has made it a point to spend some time with Harshvardhan to narrate incidents from his younger days as an actor. It is an extrem...

4 days ago
Anil Kapoor shares his 'first avatar' from 'Family Guy'

Mumbai, May 20 (IANS) Actor Anil Kapoor shared his first look from the adult animation show Family Guy on Twitter on Friday. Anil, who will be apprearing in the season's finale of the show as a guest star, took to Twitter where he shared a photograph of himself in a cartoon avatar. In the image, the character is sporting Anil's famous moustache and an earring in his right ear.

4 days ago
A. R. Rahman presents three Berklee College of Music scholarships

Mumbai, May 20 (IANS) Music maestro A.R. Rahman on Thursday presented three students scholarships named after him to study at the popular Berklee College of Music here. I think it's a new beginning for many things to follow. I've always been wondering why is it so difficult to learn Western music here. So by this initiative many doors are going to open, many musical leaders being born wh...

6 days ago
'Ramayana', 'Mahabharata' can be executed for foreign audience: Anil Kapoor

Mumbai, May 18 (IANS) Anil Kapoor, who brought a 'desi' version of American show 24 to the small screen, says an upgraded version of epic Indian sagas Ramayana and Mahabharata would make for great content for the global audience. In a comment on the Indian stories which can be replicated on TV globally, Anil said via a statement: I believe 'Ramayana' and 'Mahabharata' can be upgraded and...

6 days ago
Diversity not all about skin colour, ethnicity: Freida Pinto

New Delhi, May 18 (IANS) For Freida Pinto, diversity is not about being black or brown or isn't just confined to what one sees on camera but is what goes behind it. The US-based Indian actress, who found fame with the Oscar winning Slumdog Millionaire, says unless the debate on diversity extends beyond skin colour, it is pointless and redundant. From veteran actors like Shashi Kapoor, Ka...

7 days ago
We Do It Together is way to tackle gender gap: Freida Pinto

New Delhi, May 17 (IANS) Freida Pinto is attending the ongoing Cannes Film Festival with a purpose in mind -- women empowerment in showbiz. The US-based Indian actress says the non-profit production company called We Do It Together is the answer to the 'gender and pay gap' buzz, adding that the campaign is a 'doer not a talker'. It is not a corporate annual fund, so money doesn't necessa...

8 days ago
Canadian music group's new video features Dharavi in new avatar

Mumbai, May 16 (IANS) Vancouver-based world music group Delhi 2 Dublin have unveiled their new video for the We're all desi, which was shot in the Dharavi slum here famously showcased in Slumdog Millionaire. The song, which is taken off their latest studio album of the same name, is inspired by the band's favourite Bollywood records of the 1970s and their love of bass music. Th...

11 days ago
No respect left in joining politics, says Raveena Tandon

Gurgaon, May 13 (IANS) Actress Raveena Tandon, who has actively raised her voice against various social issues during her 25-year-long film career, says unlike her co-stars Govinda and Shatrughan Sinha, she is not interested in joining politics as there is no respect left. Raveena, who has wrapped up shooting for her upcoming film Maatr - The Mother, feels that politics in not a place fo...

12 days ago
Raveena Tandon wraps up 'Maatr - The Mother'

Gurgaon, May 12 (IANS) Actress Raveena Tandon, who will next be seen essaying the role of a mother in the upcoming film Maatr - The Mother, on Thursday wrapped up the shooting of the film here. Directed by Ashtar Sayyed, Maatr - The Mother, which features Slumdog Millionaire fame actor Madhur Mittal as antagonist, delves on the road to justice for women who are victims of violence and ra...

14 days ago
International audiences' perception about India has changed: Irrfan

Mumbai, May 10 (IANS) Actor Irrfan Khan, who recently completed a decade in Hollywood, says the perception of moviegoers across the globe about India, especially its cinema, has changed with time. The perception of international audiences has changed with time about India, especially its cinema. Right when we as an industry started growing and Indian films picked up the pace in film fest...

20 days ago
Freida Pinto to promote women empowerment at Cannes

Mumbai, May 4 (IANS) US-based Indian actress Freida Pinto will reportedly attend the upcoming 69th Cannes International Film Festival to launch the first project of non-profit production company called We Do It Together, which focuses on women empowerment in the entertainment industry. Freida is one of the members of the advisory board which also includes stars like Jessica Chastain, Jul...

23 days ago
I've always been a supporter of independent films: Anil Kapoor

Mumbai, May 1 (IANS) Actor-producer Anil Kapoor says he is a big supporter of independent cinema and has pursued the career of an independent filmmaker when he had started producing films. I've always been a supporter of independent films. I myself have been an independent filmmaker when me and my brother (Boney Kapoor) started... The biggest example of an independent film was 'Slumdog M...

1 month ago
Irrfan Khan is also the 'best father' in the world, says wife

New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) Known for his perfect style, disarming smile, serious persona onscreen and versatile acting skills, acclaimed actor Irrfan Khan is the best father in the world to his sons Ayaan and Baabil, says his wife and screen writer Sutapa Sikdar. Sutapa also shared that Irrfan, who appears to be serious and only means business on the silver screen, is very funny in perso...

1 month ago
Today, roles not restricted to ethnicity: Freida Pinto

New Delhi, April 15 (IANS) Gone are the days when actors from different nationalities were restricted to playing roles based on their ethnicity, feels US-based Indian actress Freida Pinto. She also says that nobody is tagged as an 'American', 'British' or 'Indian' in the current film scenario worldwide. The 31-year-old, who started her career in films with Slumdog Millionaire in 2008, sa...

1 month ago
Every language has its own unique music and expression: Irrfan

Mumbai, April 6 (IANS) Actor Irrfan Khan, who has starred in various international productions in his over two decades in the entertainment industry, feels every language has its own unique music and expression and it is not good comparing them with one another. Irrfan, best known for his roles in films like Paan Singh Tomar, Life in a... Metro, Slumdog Millionaire and Life of Pi, took t...

1 month ago
Freida Pinto enjoys night out with beau

Los Angeles, March 27 (IANS) Slumdog Millionaire star Freida Pinto was spotted enjoying a dinner date with her beau and professional polo player Ronnie Barcardi in West Hollywood here. Freida and Barcardi were clicked enjoying a low-key date night at the Nice Guy Club in West Hollywood here on Friday. The couple kept a low profile as they exited the eatery, reports dailymail.co.uk.

1 month ago
'Thozha': Perfect concoction of bromance, drama and fun

Film: Thozha; Director: Vamshi Paidipally; Cast: Akkineni Nagarjuna, Karthi, Tamannaah Bhatia, Tanikella Bharani, Jayasudha, Shriya Saran, Anushka Shetty; Rating: ***1/2 Everything about director Vamshi's Thozha, an adaptation of the French drama, The Intouchables, is instantly likable, entertaining and partly moving. It's not always easy to adapt a foreign film, especially if i...

2 months ago
'Thozha' truly a blessing for my career: Director Vamshi

Chennai, March 18 (IANS) Director Vamshi P describes the experience of making forthcoming Tamil-Telugu bilingual Thozha, starring Akkineni Nagarjuna and Karthi in the lead, as a blessing for his career. The journey was memorable and the people I worked with, especially Karthi, Nagarjuna sir and Tamannaah made 'Thozha' truly a blessing for my career. The bonding we shared was very special...

2 months ago
No inhibitions in shooting without script: Freida Pinto

New Delhi, March 17 (IANS) She didn't have a script to memorise dialogues from when she had to shoot with Hollywood's The Dark Knight Christian Bale in Terrence Malick's film Knight of Cups. But that didn't faze her at all, says Indian actress Freida Pinto. The actress, who found acclaim in the West after Slumdog Millionaire, has no fear of working without scripts, as she says it can get...

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