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13 hours ago
Rasika Dugal goes sans make-up for 'Manto'

Mumbai, May 23 (IANS) Actress Rasika Dugal, who essays Safia Manto in Nandita Das' directorial Manto, needed no make-up or prosthetics for her portrayal. Manto is based on the life of late writer Saadat Hasan Manto. Safia was his wife. Srikant and his team did a fabulous job of designing the look of the characters. On most days I shot with no make-up. The team just found ways to ...

1 day ago
Rohan Chand's 'Mowgli' promises darker take of 'The Jungle Book'

Los Angeles, May 22 (IANS) The first trailer of Mowgli, which features Rohan Chand in the title role, presents a different and darker version of Rudyard Kiplings The Jungle Book. Director Andy Serkis says it is not a fairy tale, and the audience should not expect singing and dancing animals in the film. Studio Warner Bros. has released its first trailer for Mowgli -- Serkis' decidedly do...

10 days ago
Jacqueline, Kareena, Swara are my closest friends: Sonam

New Delhi, May 13 (IANS) Actress Sonam Kapoor Ahuja, who is gearing up for the release of her forthcoming film Veere Di Wedding, says her closest friends are actresses Jacqueline Fernandez, Kareena Kapoor Khan and Swara Bhasker. Asked if real friends can't be made in Bollywood, Sonam told IANS: Completely untrue. Jacqueline, Bebo (Kareena) and Swara are my closest friends. Direct...

23 days ago
Bollywood films 'very little' aspect of Anjali Patil's world

New Delhi, April 30 (IANS) National Award-winning actress Anjali Patil has dabbled in various film industries but her aim is not to be a big Bollywood star. Anjali, also a director and writer, says Bollywood films and money are very little aspects of her world, in which she would also like to be a chef some day. A look at her filmography will give people an idea about her interests that ...

1 month ago
Deepika Padukone in Time 100 Influential People of 2018 list

New York, April 19 (IANS) Deepika Padukone is the only Indian actress to feature in the Time 100 Influential People in the World, sharing space with names like Nicole Kidman, Gal Gadot, Greta Gerwig and Lena Waithe. In the Time magazine, international star Vin Diesel, Deepika's co-star in her Hollywood debut xXx: Return of Xander Cage has penned words of appreciation for her. Mak...

1 month ago
Sara Bareilles, Josh Groban to host Tony Awards

Los Angeles, April 19 (IANS) Music artistes Sara Bareilles and Josh Groban will host the theatre industry's biggest awards ceremony Tony Awards. Both artistes have become popular talent on the Broadway lately -- Bareilles wrote the score for the musical Waitress and her two stints in the lead role of the show charging notable sales increases for the production, while Groban spent several...

1 month ago
Pyrophobic Sonal gives one take shot

Mumbai, April 10 (IANS) Actor Sonal Vengurlekar, who has a fear of fire, says she could not sleep properly a night before she had to shoot a sequence that involved fire. But she pulled it off perfectly in one shot. She plays the lead role of Mandira in Star Bharat's Saam Daam Dand Bhed. The current track of the show demanded a scene in which Sonal was supposed to be hung across a rotatin...

1 month ago
Ashamed I didn't know who Subedar Joginder Singh was: Gippy Grewal

Mumbai, April 6 (IANS) Punjabi superstar Gippy Garewal, who plays the title role in Subedar Joginder Singh, says he is ashamed to say he didn't know about the man, who fought off the Chinese invaders during the 1962 Sino-Indian war. Gippy went through drastic physical and emotional changes for the role. It was by far the most difficult role of my career so far. I had to gain 20 k...

1 month ago
Punjabi remake of 'Singham' to release in 2019

Mumbai, April 3 (IANS) Singham, which was first made in the southern film industry, followed by Bollywood, is now set to get a Punjabi remake with Parmish Verma in the lead role. It will release next year. Ajay Devgn, who starred in the Hindi version of the film, made the announcement on his birthday on Monday. He is presenting the Punjabi film, which is being produced by Kumar Mangat Pa...

1 month ago
Ajay Devgn celebrates birthday in Paris

Paris, April 3 (IANS) Actor Ajay Devgn celebrated his birthday here with his family and close friends. Ajay turned 49 on Monday and posted a photograph of himself along with his actress-wife Kajol and children Nysa and Yug, his Taarzan: The Wonder Car co-actor Vatsal Sheth and his wife Ishita Dutta. Fêtes d'anniversaire à Paris. (Birthday parties in Paris), Ajay captioned the i...

1 month ago
S Durga is releasing nationwide on April 6

Mumbai, March 28 (IANS) One of the much talked about Malayalam film S Durga is slated to release on April 6, says the director Sanal Kumar Sasidharan. Since the film has gone through a lot of controversies earlier for its screening at the International Film Festival of Indian(IFFI) last year, asked about his feeling on the pan-India release of the film, Sanal told IANS, Feeling great. No...

2 months ago
Do things I like, says Ajay Devgn

New Delhi, March 24 (IANS) Actor-producer Ajay Devgn says he associates himself with projects he likes. Ajay ventured into Marathi cinema with Aapla Manus, which released in February. Asked if he would like to venture more into Marathi scripts, Ajay told IANS here: When I hear good scripts, I want to make them and when I heard this script ('Aapla Manus') which is a fabulous scri...

2 months ago
Richa Chadha on life after love

Mumbai, March 13 (IANS) Actress Richa Chadha who starred as a chawl's resident femme fatale in 3 Storeys, was seen earlier this month with her boyfriend Ali Fazal at Oscar parties in Los Angeles. Explaining her presence by Ali's side Richa says: I had some work in LA and Ali had to attend these pre-Oscar events, so we decided to make a mini-vacation out of it. It was a lot of fun. We got...

2 months ago
Patty Jenkins casts Kristen Wigg for 'Wonder Woman 2'

Los Angeles, March 10 (IANS) Actress-comedian Kristen Wiig has landed a role in Patty Jenkins' Wonder Woman 2 and will be playing the villain in it. So excited to confirm the most thrilling news. Yes! It's true! So incredibly lucky to welcome the sensationally talented Kristen Wiig to our 'Wonder Woman' family, Jenkins tweeted on Friday, reports eonline.com. Can't wait to finally...

2 months ago
John Abraham to star in 'Romeo Akbar Walter'

Mumbai, March 9 (IANS) Actor John Abraham will be starring in Romeo Akbar Walter, directed by Robbie Grewal. John, who is currently shooting for filmmaker Mila Zaveri's SMJ, on Friday tweeted a photograph of the film's clapboard, reading: 'Romeo Akbar Walter' directed and written by Robbie Grewal. Shooting commences June 1, 2018. Other details of the film have not been shared.

2 months ago
Nawazuddin starts prepping for 'Thackeray'

Mumbai, March 4 (IANS) Actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui has started prepping for Thackeray, a biopic based on the life of Shiv Sena founder Bal Thackeray. Nawazuddin, who will play the title role in the biopic, took to Twitter on Sunday to share a photograph of himself along with Bal Thackeray's son Uddhav Thackeray and his son Aaditya Thackeray, along with others. The prep work starts ...

3 months ago
Mahershala Ali, Chadwick Boseman among Oscar presenters

Los Angeles, Feb 17 (IANS) Stars Mahershala Ali, Chadwick Boseman, Viola Davis, Laura Dern, Jennifer Garner, Greta Gerwig, Tiffany Haddish, Tom Holland, Kumail Nanjiani, Margot Robbie, Emma Stone and Daniela Vega are among the first slate of presenters announced for the 90th Oscars. Producers Michael De Luca and Jennifer Todd announced the lineup on Friday, reports deadline.com. ...

3 months ago
No tampering with history, Manikarnika producer assures Brahmin body

Jaipur, Feb 10 (IANS) The clouds over Bollywood's upcoming movie 'Manikarnika' were cleared on Saturday after the film's producer Kamal Jain met Sarv Brahmin Mahasabha Chairperson Suresh Mishra and assured in writing that historical facts will not be tampered with in the movie. Jain paid a visit to Jaipur to meet the Brahmin body leader and held a detailed discussion over the film and it...

3 months ago
It's not over yet: Deepika on 'Padmaavat' success

Mumbai, Feb 10 (IANS) Deepika Padukone, whose latest release Padmaavat has turned out to be the actress' highest grosser by crossing India collections of Rs 230 crore, says she is yet to celebrate the success and feels the success story is not over as yet. Deepika plays the title role in the Sanjay Leela Bhansali directorial, and has expressed her gratitude for the love and appreciation ...

3 months ago
Veteran Bengali actress Supriya Devi dead, Bengal gives gun salute

Kolkata, Jan 26 (IANS) Veteran Bengali film actress Supriya Devi, who reached legendary heights for her portrayal of the protagonist Neeta in Ritwik Ghatak's cult movie Meghe Dhaka Tara, died at her residence here on Friday following a massive cardio-respiratory failure, her physician said. She was cremated in the evening with full state honours given by the West Bengal government.

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