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Two passionate people make great team: 'Shree' director

First time director Rajesh Bachchani enjoyed working with TV actor Hussain Kuwajerwala in "Shree" because he feels both of them exude same passion and determination.Before turning director, Bachchani wrote TV shows like "Ssshhhh... Koi Hai", "Kahani Saat Pheron Ki", and "Comedy Circus". The film also marks Hussain's big screen debut.The director said it is good "when two passionate people join together" and another "good thing" for him was that "Shree" was b ... (12-Apr-2013)

Vidya looks back at 'conscious effort' to go modern

Actress Vidya Balan, who now makes graceful fashion statements in Indian designer suits and saris, admits she was making a "conscious effort" to be a certain way in her looks. However, that was taking her away from her real self."I think I was making a conscious effort about five to six years ago, and this conscious effort was making me unconscious of who I was," the 34-year-old said here. The actress responded to a question to whether she is now ... (11-Apr-2013)

Annu Kapoor to direct soon

After his award-winning performance in fun-filled "Vicky Donor", Annu Kapoor is now planning to go behind the camera to direct a movie.The actor, who won the National Award for best supporting actor for his role as fertility expert doctor Baldev Chaddha in "Vicky Donor", is also known for his work in "Chameli Ki Shaadi", "Mr. India", and "Hum"."I am planning to get into direction soon," said the 57-year-old on the sidelines of the ... (11-Apr-2013)

'Reel Munna Bhai will wait for real Munna Bhai'

Filmmakers Rajkumar Hirani and Vidhu Vinod Chopra, makers of the popular "Munna Bhai" franchise, say they will wait for the real "Munna Bhai" Sanjay Dutt to come out of the prison after serving his sentence to make the third film.Sanjay, who is due to surrender for serving his sentence in the 1993 Mumnbai blasts case, has also expressed a desire to return to forthwith return to the "Munna Bhai" once he is set free."Just t ... (11-Apr-2013)

Celebs' favourite T20 teams

The cricketing season is on and Bollywood celebs are also not far from the action.Deepika Padukone, Anushka Sharma, Priyanka Chopra and many others have already been clicked in stadiums during the ongoing T20 tournament. Let's find out the favourite teams of the celebs,Hrishita Bhatt, Actor : I am very biased towards Shah Rukh's team KKR but the other teams are strong and there are wonderful players.Payal Rohatgi, Actor : I like the people be ... (11-Apr-2013)

Rani Mukerji gets 'Mardaani', YRF's next

Actress Rani Mukerji is gearing up for a bold and powerful role in Yash Raj Films' next project titled "Mardaani". It will be directed by the acclaimed Pradeep Sarkar.Known for producing romantic movies like "Dil To Pagal Hai" "Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge", "Hum Tum" and "Veer-Zaara", YRF is now said to take up one of its boldest subjects in "Mardaani"."Starring Rani Mukerji in the lead, playing the role of a cop for the first tim ... (10-Apr-2013)

It's fun to play wicked: Deepika Padukone

Deepika Padukone says she had fun playing "wicked" in "Cocktail". Now gearing up for distinct films like "Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani" and "Ram Leela", the actress says she is happy that she gets a "fair amount of choices" in Bollywood."Yes, I get a fair amount of choices. There are so many different kinds of films being made, and therefore so many roles. 2012 was an amazing year for cinema. 2013 seems equally exciting," Deepika said.Working with he ... (10-Apr-2013)

Madhuri, her mother sing for 'Gulaab Gang'

Filmmaker Anubhav Sinha managed to convince actress Madhuri Dixit and her mother to sing a song in his upcoming film "Gulab Gang". He says the song has turned out very well."When we approached Madhuri to sing a song in the film, she happily agreed to do so. When she came for the recording, she came with her mom and we discovered her mom is a very good singer. So we asked her mom if she could sing a song. Eventually, we got both Madhuri and her mom to sing a so ... (10-Apr-2013)

I no longer fit in Indian cinema: Lata Mangeshkar

After recording songs for more than 1,000 films in 36 languages in a career span of seven decades, legendary singer Lata Mangeshkar says she now feels out of place in the Indian movie industry."Cinema has changed a lot from the times when we used to work. I will not say that it's not good, but I don't fit into it. If I would sing in any film today, then I don't think I will be able to sing it beautifully," said the 83-year-old singer here Monday ... (10-Apr-2013)

Prakash Jha to direct comedy post 'Satyagraha'

Filmmaker Prakash Jha, known for his movies on serious issues, says he will try his hand at comedy post his political drama "Satyagraha".He also said he will return to Bhopal to shoot the comedy."As of now, I'm busy completing 'Satyagraha', which is being shot in Bhopal. I will definitely come back and shoot my next, which will most probably be a comedy," said Jha.The cast and the title for his next hasn't been finalised yet.Jha has widely shot "Satyagra ... (10-Apr-2013)

'Ghanchakkar' was 'loud', but enjoyable for Vidya

Vidya Balan, who has played intense roles in films like "No One Killed Jessica" and "Kahaani," will now be seen in a very loud and colourful avatar in "Ghanchakkar". She says she enjoyed the experience."As an actor, the best thing is that I am getting to play different avatars and I am simply enjoying it. It can't get any better because the promos (of 'Ghanchakkar') have got a great response. It was a new experience for me because she is so loud, ... (09-Apr-2013)

Working with older actors boosts career: Hema Malini

Actresses like Anushka Sharma, Deepika Padukone and Sonakshi Sinha entered Bollywood riding on the shoulders of much older and popular stars. Veteran actress Hema Malini believes it helps in getting an instant boost in the career."Actresses normally work with older actors because they are so popular. Working with older actors boosts your career. If you work with young and new actors, then it takes a lot of time to climb up the ladder. So it is a ... (09-Apr-2013)

Hrithik not fussy about clothes

Contrary to his image of a style icon, Bollywood heartthrob Hrithik Roshan doesn't ponder too much over his clothes and dresses in whatever he grabs in his wardrobe.Last year, the 39-year-old was voted as the ultimate style icon in an online survey conducted by Yahoo! India."There are lot of things in my wardrobe, which have accumulated by themselves, somehow. I just put my hand inside almost with a blind eye and whatever my hand grabs that's what I wear for ... (09-Apr-2013)

Akshay Kumar shoots on a Sunday after 7 years

As a general rule Akshay Kumar doesn't work on a Sunday, but he broke it to finish shooting of Milan Luthria's "Once Upon A Time In Mumbaai 2".Seven years ago the 45-year-old, also known as Khiladi Kumar, decided that he will not work on a Sunday and devote it to his family.Last time Akshay worked on a Sunday was when he was shooting for Priyadarshan's "Bhagam Bhag" in 2006."Milan was not well, due to which the shoot was delayed for three days. So Akshay a ... (09-Apr-2013)

'Go Goa Gone' decodes world of zombies: Kunal Kemmu

Actor Kunal Kemmu, who will soon be seen in zombie thriller "Go Goa Gone", says the film answers all the relevant questions related to zombies."We know there are a lot of people in our country who haven't seen such (zombie) films. What are zombies? How do they become a zombie? And what should be done with them? Answers to all these questions are being given in the film," the 29-year-old said here in an interview."The story has been told in a simple manner... ... (09-Apr-2013)

Huma doesn't let link-up rumours bother her

Actress Huma Qureshi says she doesn't care about any rumours surrounding her camaraderie with "Gangs Of Wasseypur" producer Anurag Kashyap."I don't give a damn to these kind of reports. If I let it bother me, it will affect my relationship with people who have helped me, who have believed in me. It will affect my work and I don't want these stories or anything like that to affect my relationships with people who I care about, who have mentored me ... (08-Apr-2013)

Ekta set to study at Harvard University

TV and film producer Ekta Kapoor, who has back-to-back projects -- "Ek Thi Daayan", "Shootout At Wadala", and "Shaadi Ke Side Effects" -- lined up for release, is tired and says that she will take a break to attend a summer entrepreneur course at the Harvard University."I am planning to take a break. I am tired. I take each day as it comes. Now completely busy with the promotions of 'Ek Thi Daayan'. '...Wadala' I am not promoting fully because th ... (08-Apr-2013)

My wife never gets insecure: Emraan Hashmi

He has romanced several actresses on screen, and the "serial kisser" tag doesn't seem to leave him. But Emraan Hashmi, who now shares screen space with three heroines in "Ek Thi Daayan", says he is at peace in his personal life because his wife is not insecure about their relationship."My wife never gets insecure. After 30 films, every film has something or the other. She has her head over her shoulders, otherwise she would have left me a long time ago. She ha ... (08-Apr-2013)

Aamir Khan goes out of the way for Sanjay Dutt

Contrary to reports that a "question mark" hangs over the fate of Raj Kumar Hirani's "PK" following Sanjay Dutt's impending jail term, the dates issue regarding the precious project has been happily sorted out.Aamir Khan has gone out of his way to allot dates out of turn to Hirani's film to ensure that Sanjay's scenes are completed before the latter's proposed incarceration starts from April 18.The 53-year-old was sentenced to five years in jail by the Supre ... (08-Apr-2013)

SRK, Aishwarya rocked the stage at TOIFA

It was entertainment reloaded when two big Bollywood stars - Shah Rukh Khan and Aishwarya Rai - joined other B-town big wigs on the stage at the TOIFA awards night, where "Barfi!" walked away with top honours.Dressed in a long red jacket, Shah Rukh entered the stage amidst loud cheer and applause at the glittering award night Saturday and started his act with a small speech, thanking the city of Vancouver for love and respect."I love you all people, thanks f ... (08-Apr-2013)



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