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12 days ago
Hollywood looking at Indian talent with keen eye: Irrfan Khan

Singapore, Oct 10 (IANS) Be it Anupam Kher, Ali Fazal, Priyanka Chopra or Deepika Padukone, the common thread tying these Bollywood actors together are their global forays. Irrfan Khan, who has also worked with some of the biggest names abroad, says people from Hollywood are now on a constant lookout for Indian talent. He says they are looking at India with a keen eye on who they can bri...

17 days ago
Hollywood is a challenge for Indian film industry: Irrfan Khan

New Delhi, Oct 4 (IANS) Actor Irrfan Khan, known for doing a variety of roles both in the West and in India, says Indian film industry is getting challenged by the success story of Hollywood projects in India. The actor added that it is time for the members of the Indian film industry to push the envelope for good. It (the market for Hollywood in India) is growing very rapidly. I...

18 days ago
Irrfan beats me as the coolest guy in the room: Tom Hanks

Singapore, Oct 4 (IANS) Tom Hanks rejoiced in being the coolest guy on the sets of Hollywood film Inferno. But he says it lasted only until Indian actor Irrfan Khan walked in. At a select global media event organised by Sony Pictures Entertainment, Hanks said: Here's what I hate about Irrfan Khan... I always think I'm the coolest guy in the room, and everybody's hanging on to every word ...

1 month ago
'La La Land' tipped to bag an Oscar next year

Los Angeles, Sep 19 (IANS) Director Damien Chazelle's La La Land might shine bright at the Oscars next year -- if its victory at the 2016 Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) is anything to go by. After winning the Grolsch People's Choice Award on Sunday at TIFF, the musical, starring Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone, is tipped to win at the 2017 Academy Awards, reports aceshowbiz.com.<...

1 month ago
A.R. Rahman in Hiroshima with band

Tokyo, Sep 18 (IANS) Oscar-winning music maestro A.R. Rahman is currently in the Japanese city of Hiroshima along with his band. Rahman took to Facebook on Sunday to share a photograph in which he can be seen posing alongside two women. On the way to Hiroshima with my band, Rahman wrote alongside the image. According to a Facebook user, Rahman is in the city for a perform...

1 month ago
Don't show Indians in bad light: Jawhar Sircar urges foreign filmmakers

New Delhi, Sep 16 (IANS) Foreign filmmakers must exploit India as a shooting destination, but must know the way to draw a line while depicting the country and its people, Prasar Bharati CEO Jawhar Sircar said here on Friday. Sircar shared his thoughts at a conference 'Film Tourism - India: The Focal Hub' organised by PHD Chambers here. I find that in the (Indian) film industry th...

3 months ago
Shyam Kaushal choreographs action scene for 'Kaabil'

Mumbai, July 23 (IANS) Action director Shyam Kaushal lent his expertise for a sequence in Hrithik Roshan starrer Kaabil. The film's director Sanjay Gupta was happy to team up for the first time with Kaushal, who has earlier worked as stunt co-ordinator for films like Slumdog Millionaire, The Reluctant Fundamentalist, Bajrangi Bhaijaan and Bajirao Mastani. Today we wrapped our sec...

3 months ago
Our youth are not watching Indian cinema, TV: Irrfan Khan

New Delhi, July 21 (IANS) With an inimitable repertoire of films including the likes of Life of Pi, Jurassic World and Slumdog Millionaire under his kitty, every film aficionado and critic worth its salt takes what Irrfan Khan has to say about the world of cinema with a deft seriousness. When he addresses the root cause of younger Indian audiences gravitating towards western cinema, one ...

3 months ago
Sunny Kaushal to be launched in Bollywood

New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) Sunny Kaushal, the son of Shyam Kaushal and younger brother of Vicky Kaushal, is set to be launched in tinsel town via Shailendra Singh's directorial debut Sunshine Music Tours and Travels. Excited about his foray into film direction, Singh said in a statement: My first directorial venture has everything that I was looking for in a Bollywood film -- mauj, masti ...

3 months ago
Film on 'Pushpa' in works, Naomi Watts approached

New Delhi, July 17 (IANS) Pushpa, a vibrant account of Danish designer-turned writer Inger Solberg's experiences in India since over 15 years, is set to be adapted for the big screen. The makers are in talks with British actress Naomi Watts for the lead role and were keen to cast Bollywood star Ranveer Singh too. Solberg's book traces the lessons she has learnt in India -- a country she ...

3 months ago
I don't mind playing grandfather: Anil Kapoor

New Delhi, July 13 (IANS) Actor-producer Anil Kapoor, often tagged as a forever young star in the industry, says be it a father or grandfather, he is ready to step into their shoes on screen as it's only the role that matters to him. He will soon turn 60, but age doesn't seem to be the deciding factor for his work in the industry. Anil, who has played a father to actors like Ranv...

3 months ago
Sharmila Tagore, Deepa Mehta among Oscar Academy's new members

Los Angeles, June 30 (IANS) Veteran actress Sharmila Tagore, Slumdog Millionaire star Freida Pinto and director Deepa Mehta feature among Indian-origin film personalities invited by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences to be part of its new class of members. The Academy invited a record 683 new members -- 46 per cent female and 41 per cent persons of colour -- as it aims to di...

3 months ago
Anil Kapoor open to work in Pakistani TV, films

Madrid, June 26 (IANS) Actor-producer Anil Kapoor, who has tasted success in Hollywood as well, says he is open to do films and TV shows in Pakistan too as sharing love makes any industry better. Everyone should work together. I wish to work in Pakistani films and TV shows. Sharing love and appreciation make any industry grow, he told media at the IIFA Awards green carpet here on Saturda...

3 months ago
There's resurgence of strong women characters in Bollywood: Freida

Madrid, June 25 (IANS) US-based Indian actor Freida Pinto, who found fame with the Oscar winning Slumdog Millionaire, says strong female characters are more important than female stars taking place of leads in films. She is glad the concept is re-emerging in Indian cinema. There is a common thread that ties Freida's films like Slumdog Millionaire, Miral or Trishna together and that is th...

3 months ago
Don't feel like resting on words like celebrity, superstar: Freida Pinto

Madrid, June 25 (IANS) The US-based Indian actor Freida Pinto, who found fame with the Oscar winning Slumdog Millionaire and is set to receive International icon award at the ongoing 17th edition of International Indian Film Academy (IIFA), says that she is privileged when people consider her as icon but she that she doesn't believe in giving importance to terns like celebrity and superstar as fo...

3 months ago
Celebrities must be responsible in words and actions, says Freida Pinto

Madrid, June 24 (IANS) Slumdog Millionaire star Freida Pinto, who is here for the International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) celebrations, says celebrities must be responsible in their words and actions. In the wake of Salman Khan's raped woman comment, Freida was asked to comment on whether stars need to be more responsible. Without taking any names, she said: A lot. I think it's ...

4 months ago
Freida Pinto to receive International Icon award at IIFA

Madrid, June 22 (IANS) Slumdog Millionaire star Freida Pinto will make her debut at the International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) gala in Madrid. The US-based Indian actress will be honoured with International Icon award at the 17th edition of the gala, which will begin on Thursday. IIFA -- often known as Bollywood's Oscars -- is held every year to honour the best of Hindi cinema. A sourc...

4 months ago
Irrfan takes son on historical tour on Father's Day

Mumbai, June 19 (IANS) On Father's Day on Sunday, actor Irrfan Khan took his son Ayaan to Sabarmati Ashram in Ahmedabad to pay an ode to Father of the Nation Mahatma Gandhi. Irrfan, awaiting release of Madaari, also narrated to his son the motivational story of Gandhi's principles and how he played a prominent role in the fight for freedom. The father-son duo even tried their han...

4 months ago
Freida joins forces with Michelle Obama

Washington, June 16 (IANS) Actress Freida Pinto has joined hands with the First Lady of the US Michelle Obama for Let Girls Learn -- a government initiative aimed at helping girls obtain quality education. Freida, along with Michelle Obama, her daughters Sasha and Malia, their grandmother Marian Robinson - will travel to Liberia, Morocco and Spain at the end of June and early July as par...

4 months ago
Irrfan walks red carpet with Tom Hanks for 'Inferno' in Singapore

Singapore, June 14 (IANS) It was reunion time for the cast of Inferno here on Tuesday when they got together for the promotions of the upcoming film. Internationally-acclaimed Indian actor Irrfan Khan brought a 'desi' flavour while walking the red carpet here with Oscar-winning star Tom Hanks. The stars added a dash of action and thrill of Hollywood to Singapore at an event, held at ArtS...

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