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'Julie 2' based on real life actress' life

Mumbai, Nov 19 (IANS) The story of the protagonist in Julie 2 is based on the life of a well-known glamorous actress of the 1990s and 2000s. The film's makers are withholding the actress' name to avoid legal trouble for the film, says its presenter Pahlaj Nihalani. As a hint, the actress concerned started her career with a Hindi film featuring one of the Khan superstars. But it w...

3 days ago
Objectifying women not wrong if done aesthetically: Kriti Kharbanda

Mumbai, Nov 16 (IANS) Actress Kriti Kharbanda, whose latest movie is Shaadi Mein Zaroor Aana, believes there is nothing wrong in objectifying a woman's beauty, as long as it is done aesthetically. Kriti earned popularity in the south Indian film industry. Earlier, actress Taapsee Paannu had mentioned a filmmaker's obsession with showing a woman's mid-riff, and Kriti too cited how he does...

9 days ago
I deserve to be in a Khan-starrer, says actress Neetu Chandra

Mumbai, Nov 11 (IANS) Actress Neetu Chandra says that with her potential, she deserves to be in a film opposite any of the three superstar Khans of Bollywood. Neetu started her career in Bollywood with the Priyadarshan movie Garam Masala. She then featured in films like Traffic Signal, Oye Lucky! Lucky Oye! and Rann, and worked with filmmakers like Ram Gopal Varma, Madhur Bhandarkar and ...

9 days ago
Inclusiveness without sectarian barriers true spirit of India: Big B

Kolkata, Nov 10 (IANS) Megastar Amitabh Bachchan on Friday inaugurated the 23rd Kolkata International Film Festival (KIFF), highlighting how unity in diversity and national integration are reflected in music in Indian cinema. National Award winning filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt appealed to storytellers to retain originality emphasising lifeblood of entertainment is the right to free speech. Spe...

9 days ago
Inclusiveness without sectarian barriers true spirit of India: Big B

Kolkata, Nov 10 (IANS) Megastar Amitabh Bachchan on Friday inaugurated the 23rd Kolkata International Film Festival (KIFF) here, highlighting how unity in diversity and national integration are reflected in music in Indian cinema. Speaking about collaborations of Hindu and Muslim artistes in the Indian playback industry, Amitabh spotlighted the true spirit of India: inclusivity without s...

10 days ago
'Qarib Qarib Singlle': A frothy entertainer

Film: Qarib Qarib Singlle; Director: Tanuja Chandra; Cast: Irrfan Khan, Parvathy, Bajrangbali Singh, Neha Dhupia, Isha Sharvani, Pushtii Shakti, Brijendra Kala and Luke Kenny; Rating: **1/2 Director Tanuja Chandra's Qarib Qarib Singlle is a typical Mills and Boon fare, a rom-com in the dot com age, where two drastically opposites meet on the dark web and weave a romance that's difficult ...

10 days ago
How you can make best use of sunflower seeds

New Delhi, Nov 10 (IANS) Sunflowers seeds offer amazing health benefits because of their nutritional value. The seeds have essential fatty acids, vitamins and minerals which are vital for our body and hence it is important to add these variants in some form or the other, say experts. Mehar Rajput, Dietician at fitpass and Sukhmani Bedi, Co-Founder of Better Butter share tips to use sun...

10 days ago
'Qarib Qarib Singlle' a desi tale with loads of humour: Irrfan

Mumbai, Nov 10 (IANS) Actor Irrfan Khan is excited for his forthcoming film Qarib Qarib Singlle, and hopes that the audience will find it endearing and refreshing. Irrfan says he had a great time shooting the film with southern actress Parvathy, who is making her Bollywood debut with the film. I'd like to quote what my character sings for Parvathy in the film, 'Bade acche lagte ...

14 days ago
The Madras Gig to help south India's indie music talents

New Delhi, Nov 6 (IANS) Global music company Sony Music and South Indias post-production facility Knack Studios have collaborated for The Madras Gig, which is a platform for indie talent across South India. Through this, the two brands aim at making indie music more accessible while also presenting fans with talent which are yet unexplored. The same will be mentored by musicians...

15 days ago
I came into films as a woman: Vidya Balan

Mumbai, Nov 5 (IANS) From playing a sari-clad lady in her debut film Parineeta to essaying mother to megastar Amitabh Bachchan in Paa -- National Award-winning actress Vidya Balan has taken on myriad roles all in just 12 years of her Bollywood career. Now geared to be seen as a full-of-life housewife in Tumhari Sulu, she says she is unapologetic about her age and happy that she never tried to act...

16 days ago
Army Chief to unveil Cariappa, Thimmaya's statues in Karnataka's Kodagu

Bengaluru, Nov 3 (IANS) Indian Army chief General Bipin Rawat would honour his two Kodava predecessors on Saturday in Karnataka's Kodagu district, a defence official said. The army chief will pay homage to Indian army chiefs, Field Marshal K.M. Cariappa and General K.S. Thimayya by unveiling their statues at Cauvery College at Gonikoppal to inspire the students as martial race of Kodava...

20 days ago
JSW Steel net profit up 29% in Q2

Mumbai, Oct 31 (IANS) Steel producer JSW Steel on Tuesday reported a 29 per cent rise in its consolidated net profit at Rs 836 crore during the quarter ended September 30 in the current fiscal, as compared to Rs 647 crore in the year-ago period. Its total revenue from operations, during the quarter under review, was at Rs 16,818 crore, up by 17 per cent from Rs 14,421 crore in the same p...

20 days ago
Education helped Kerala contain diarrhoeal diseases: Expert

Kochi, Oct 31 (IANS) Kerala led from the front to contain the incidence of diarrhoeal diseases -- the second largest killer of children below five in rural areas -- largely due to women's education and breastfeeding, said an expert here on Tuesday. Kerala and other south Indian states pip their counterparts in the North in preventing this disease. Social development is high in these stat...

20 days ago
UP has 25% of country's districts poor in social indices: NITI Aayog CEO

New Delhi, Oct 31 (IANS) Over one-fourth of 201 districts where India fails in education, health and nutrition fronts are located in Uttar Pradesh alone, followed by Bihar and Madhya Pradesh, NITI Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant said on Tuesday. If you look at 201 districts in India where we fail..., 53 are in Uttar Pradesh, 36 in Bihar and about 18 in Madhya Pradesh, Kant said at the launch of p...

21 days ago
Yet to find definition of being A-list: Taapsee Pannu

Mumbai, Oct 30 (IANS) Actress Taapsee Pannu, who has made her mark with films like Pink, Naam Shabana and Judwaa 2, says she is yet to crack the code of being an A-list in the Hindi film industry. The year 2017 has not been great for Bollywood, but Taapsee's Naam Shabana can be counted as one of the highest grossing female-centric films, and Judwaa 2 has also raked in the moolah. ...

22 days ago
Modi offers prayers in Karnataka's Dharmasthala temple

Dharmasthala (Karnataka), Oct 29 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday offered prayers at the Dharmasthala temple as part of his visit to Karnataka to attend various public events. Modi landed in Mangaluru, about 350km from the state capital, earlier on Sunday and flew in a helicopter to the temple town of Dharmasthala, about 100 km from the port city of Mangaluru. The Pr...

1 month ago
My upbringing helps me find my voice, opinion: Kalki Koechlin

Mumbai, Oct 21 (IANS) National award-winning actress Kalki Koechlin, who is known for voicing her opinions without mincing words, says her upbringing and cultural consciousness helped her to become an opinionated person. Whether it is on gender equality, against sexual abuse of women or supporting LGBT community, Kalki has always expressed her thoughts firmly. Asked about her dr...

1 month ago
Festive fervour in Bengal as Kali Puja-Diwali coincide

Kolkata, Oct 19 (IANS) West Bengal on Thursday plunged into religious fervour with simultaneous Diwali and Kali Puja celebrations. A light spell of rain failed to dampen the spirits as devotees geared up for double celebrations this year, with Diwali and Kali Puja falling on the same day. Durga Puja hangover had barely subsided when preparations for the twin dhamaka began.

1 month ago
I don't take my stardom seriously: Dulquer Salmaan

Mumbai, Oct 19 (IANS) Malayalam film star Dulquer Salmaan says he does not take his stardom and success seriously. He concentrates on delivering his best on the movie front. Honestly, I do not take my stardom seriously, only work. I know my fans love me because of my work. Yes, if they are my fans, they will come to watch me in theatres even if the film is not so good... But if I...

1 month ago
Festive fervour in Bengal as Kali Puja-Diwali coincide

Kolkata, Oct 19 (IANS) West Bengal on Thursday plunged into religious fervour with simultaneous Diwali and Kali Puja celebrations. A light spell of rain failed to dampen the spirits as devotees geared up for double celebrations this year, with Diwali and Kali Puja falling on the same day. Durga Puja hangover had barely subsided when preparations for the twin dhamaka began.

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