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Seven years of blogging, Amitabh calls it extraordinary

Amitabh Bachchan, who stays in touch with all his fans through multiple social networking platforms, has completed seven years of his blog on Friday. The megastar says "it's an insane amount of time", but the journey has been "extraordinary". "IT'S 7 YEARS ON THE BLOG... TODAY EXACTLY," the 72-year-old posted on his blog. The "Shahenshah" of Bollywood is one star who remains connected to his worldwide fans through the online medium -- ... (17-Apr-2015)

'Margarita With A Straw' truly for Indian audience: Shonali Bose

Kalki Koechlin-starrer "Margarita With A Straw" may come across as an offbeat film, one which has traversed to different movie festivals, but filmmaker Shonali Bose says it's a typical Bollywood commercial film with songs. Bose recalls having told producers Viacom18 Motion Pictures: "Why are you sending this film to the festivals?" But then when the movie garnered some awards, she was clear she didn't want the accolades to be flashed ... (17-Apr-2015)

Farhan set for musical performance in Muscat

Actor-filmmaker Farhan Akhtar is all set to perform live at a concert in Muscat on Friday. "Greeted by a smiling beach in Muscat.., Time now for some calm before this evenings madness. @FarhanLiveBand," Farhan shared on micro-blogging website Twitter. To that, actress Shabana Azmi, who is married to Farhan's father Javed Akhtar tweeted: "@FarOutAkhtar @FarhanLiveBand my niece is in Muscat and would love to attend the show." o_p ... (17-Apr-2015)

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Sonam Kapoor to dazzle at Cannes 2015

Actress Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, who is gearing up for her comeback on the silver screen, will be scorching the red carpet of the 68th edition of the Cannes International Film Festival along with Bollywood's style icon Sonam Kapoor. Cosmetic brand L'Oreal confirmed the presence of its two brand ambassadors at Cannes on its Twitter handle, posting: "Retweet if you are excited to see @sonamkapoor and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan walk the Red Carpet at #Cann ... (17-Apr-2015)

Superfast RTO official checked Salman's vehicle in 20 minutes: Defence

Bollywood actor Salman Khan's lawyer Shrikant Shivade on Thursday questioned how the actor's Toyota Land Cruiser, which was involved in the accident on September 28, 2012 in Bandra, was examined in flat 20 minutes by an RTO officer. "Is that possible? We now have superfast experts... medical and blood test done in five minutes, vehicle was examined in 20 minutes," Shivade told Additional Sessions Judge D.W. Deshpande in the ongoing final arguments ... (17-Apr-2015)

Challenging to look convincing with Haryanvi accent: Kangana

Actress Kangana Ranaut, who is seen mouthing dialogues in Haryanvi accent with surprising ease in one of her avatars in the trailer of upcoming movie "Tanu Weds Manu Returns", says it was very challenging. She found it tough to make the accent and body language convincing. "It was very tough, especially since the character has a Haryanvi accent. I had to make the character convincing not only through my body language but also accent," ... (16-Apr-2015)

Kangana found it tough to balance twin roles

Actress Kangna Ranaut, who will be seen in a double role in "Tanu Weds Manu Returns", says it was difficult to manage both her characters in the film. "I had a huge difficulty in maintaining both the characters because Kusum is so adorable and a lovely girl. There is purity in her, while Tanu has a wildness, but she is selfish. So, to sustain Tanu in front of Kusum was the biggest challenge for me," Kangana, who has also spoken in Haryanvi for one ... (16-Apr-2015)

Nawazuddin's brother's film heads to Cannes

"Miyan Kal Aana", a short film by Shamas Siddiqui, the younger brother of acclaimed actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui, will be screened at the Cannes International Film Festival as part of the 'Short Film Catalog'. "I'm very happy that my first film got selected in the Cannes Court Meterrag Category. I would like to thank the film festival and every member who helped me put the film together and making it so special for me," said Shamas. He h ... (16-Apr-2015)

I love Arijit Singh's voice: Nandish Sandhu

Actor Nandish Sandhu, who starred in the music video of Arijit Singh's track "Kyu Hua Reloaded", says he is a big fan of the Bollywood singer and loves to hear more of his voice. Nandish, who was recently seen with his wife Rashami Desai in "Khatron Ke Khiladi - Darr Ka Blockbuster Returns", has been known for his love for music. He was fully involved in recording his team's song for the Box Cricket League (BCL). In "Kya Hua Reloaded" ... (16-Apr-2015)

IPL doesn't need me anymore: Preity Zinta

She prides herself in doing one film at a time and surviving in the Bollywood arena, but Preity Zinta's subsequent involvement in Twenty20 cricket tournament Indian Premier League (IPL) in 2008 affected her movie presence. Now, the dimpled beauty with brains is ready to be back with a bang in filmdom. A co-owner of IPL franchise Kings XI Punjab, Preity, who is coming to the small screen as a judge on dance-based reality show "Nach Baliye", says she ... (16-Apr-2015)

Abhishek writing 'Happy New Year' sequel?

Filmmaker Farah Khan says actor Abhishek Bachchan has taken on the "responsibility" of writing a possible sequel of her hit heist comedy "Happy New Year". She says that after the success of "Happy New Year", Abhishek, who played a key role in the ensemble cast film, was pressuring the filmmaker to make a sequel. So, she entrusted him with the job of the sequel's story. "Abhishek Bachchan is writing for 'Happy New Year' sequel. He has ... (15-Apr-2015)

Lisa Ray turns 'Wellness Guru'

Indo-Canadian actress Lisa Ray has associated with Canadian health and wellness brand Greeniche and says she is happy that being their 'Wellness Guru', she will be able to support people by sharing tips online. Greeniche is an all-natural healthcare product brand with pure vegetarian formulas. Lisa has been appointed the 'Wellness Guru', who will be helping people with health tips and will promote the meaning of a healthy lifestyle. " ... (15-Apr-2015)

'Udta Punjab' is big risk I've taken: Alia Bhatt

She portrayed a young, rich girl in her debut film "Student of The Year" and then a vibrant and free-spirited girl in "2 States" and "Highway". However, the 22-year-old Alia Bhatt says "Udta Punjab" is a "risk" she has taken in her career. For her, "Udta Punjab" is the "hardest character I have played till date". "The film that I am doing right now ('Udta Punjab') is a big risk that I have taken so far in my career," Alia said here Mo ... (15-Apr-2015)

Won't make experimental films under pressure: Farah Khan

Filmmaker Farah Khan, whose films are marked by dollops of dance, songs and melodrama, says she may make an experimental film like Kalki Koechlin- starrer "Margarita With A Straw" if she finds a "good script". However, she asserts she won't make it under any sort of "critics' pressure". "If I love a script, I will surely make it," the "Happy New Year" director said here at a screening of "Margarita With A Straw". "If I will get a scri ... (15-Apr-2015)

'Welcome To Karachi' to release in Pakistan?

"Welcome To Karachi" producer Vashu Bhagnani says his movie will be promoted in Pakistan, where they are trying for a commercial release as well. Asked if the political satire will be promoted in cities like Lahore and Karachi on the other side of the border, Bhagnani said: "We have been invited, and we are planning to go. In the next 45 days, we will plan." Asked if the film will be releasing in Pakistan, he said: "Hundred percent."c ... (15-Apr-2015)

Lilly 'Superwoman' Singh's India tour extended

After shows at her forthcoming India tour got sold out in less than two days of being put out in the market, Indo-Canadian YouTube sensation Lilly Singh has decided to extend her performances, The tickets for the extended days went on sale on Monday. The tour, called 'A Trip to Unicorn Island', which earlier featured a total of four shows will now feature seven shows in four cities -- Delhi, Mumbai, Hydrabad and Bengaluru. o_pa ... (14-Apr-2015)

Kishore Kumar's son launches Rabindrasangeet album

Singer Amit Kumar, son of Indian music legend Kishore Kumar, has in his distinctive tone rendered Nobel laureate Rabindranath Tagore's classics for the first time for a new music album. Titled "Ebar Aamay Daakle Doore", the album was launched here on Sunday at Tagore's ancestral home, the Jorasanko Thakurbari, in north Kolkata. "'Ebar Aamay Daakle Doore' is indeed a milestone in my music career. I had plans to cut a Rabindrasangeet al ... (14-Apr-2015)

Divya Dutta excited about negative role in 'Chalk n Duster'

Actress Divya Dutta is upbeat about playing her first ever negative character in the upcoming film "Chalk n Duster". "This is my first negative role so I am really looking forward to it. This is something I haven't done before. So I am very excited," the actress said here on Sunday at the mahurat shoot of the film. "Chalk n Duster" is a coming of age story, dealing with the life of teachers and their hardships in keeping up with the e ... (14-Apr-2015)

He was drunk: Mika Singh on slapping doctor

Singer Mika Singh, against whom an FIR has been registered for slapping a doctor during a performance here, says he did it because the latter was drunk and did not listen to him. According to reports, police have registered a case of causing hurt and wrongful restraint against the hit Punjabi singer at Inderpuri police station. The victim, Shrikant, is an ophthalmologist at Ambedkar Hospital and reportedly suffered some internal injur ... (14-Apr-2015)

Raveena goes 'BLINK-AND-MISS' in 'Bombay Velvet'

Although Raveena Tandon has not much role in Anurag Kashyap's forthcoming film "Bombay Velvet" but then also she is excited about the project. She says she is happy with her "blink-and-miss" appearance in the film. Further, when she was asked about the rumours that one of her songs in the film and also her role has been chopped off from the film, this is what Raveena Tandon had to say. "Bombay Velvet" features Ranbir Kapoor and Anushk ... (14-Apr-2015)



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