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President to honour Satyarthi, Gulzar at PU convocation

President Pranab Mukherjee will honour six people from various fields, including Nobel laureate Kailash Satyarthi and Academy award joint winner lyricist Gulzar, at the 64th annual convocation of Panjab University here on Saturday. Nobel Peace Prize 2014 winner and child rights' activist Kailash Satyarthi, mathematician and Fields Medal winner (2014) Manjul Bhargava and agricultural scientist M.S. Swaminathan will be given honorary degrees by Mukhe ... (12-Mar-2015)

Varun Dhawan's dangerous stunt at Grand Canyon

Actor Varun Dhawan, who is busy with Remo D'Souza's dance based film "ABCD 2", has pulled out a dangerous stunt for a scene in the film. The "Badlapur" actor did a stunt over Grand Canyon in California, which is about 5000 ft deep straight fall. Reportedly, the makers wanted to use body double for the stunt, however, Varun insisted to do it by himself and pulled it off gracefully, leaving everyone in a big surprise.... (12-Mar-2015)

Left 'Singh Is Bling' due to constant delay: Kriti

Actress Kriti Sanon says she stepped out of Parbhudheva's directorial "Singh Is Bling" as it was constantly getting delayed and also because its dates were clashing with her other projects. "I'm not doing 'Singh Is Bling' now. I think you all must have read. The film was getting delayed for many reasons," the actress said here on Tuesday at the launch of Spring-Summer collection of the store Aldo. "Now when the film is starting, its d ... (12-Mar-2015)

All's not well between Alia, Arjun

In Bollywood friends turning foes is not a new story recently, there are rumours in the industry that all is not good between Alia Bhatt and Arjun Kapoor. Both the actors have been seen giving cold shoulder to each other whenever they've bumped into each other. Sources also said that the two did not even interact with each other.... (12-Mar-2015)

Sushant on how Dibakar framed him in kissing scene

Actor Sushant Singh Rajput, who shares a kissing scene with his co-star Swastika Mukherjee in the period drama "Detective Byomkesh Bakshy!", says director Dibakar Banerjee played a "game" with him for the scene. "Dibakar (Banerjee) played a good game with me which eventually turned bad for me. He instructed me about a scene and I got ready for it, but I didn't know that Angoori Devi (the character) was going to kiss me in that scene," Sushant, who ... (11-Mar-2015)

Aamir declined villain's role in 'Detective Byomkesh...': Dibakar

Director Dibakar Banerjee says that he had initially approached actor Aamir Khan to play the villain in his "Detective Byomkesh Bakshy!", but he rejected the offer. "I was trying to make this film ('Detective Byomkesh Bakshy!') about two years ago and at that time I was looking for a villain who can give competition to Byomkesh and can also attract the audience. "So, we went to Aamir and gave the narration to him but he passed the fil ... (11-Mar-2015)

Always Bollywood over Hollywood for Big B

Megastar Amitabh Bachchan, who unveiled the trailer for "Broken Horses" along with Aamir Khan here on Tuesday, says that if given an opportunity to choose between an Indian and a Hollywood film, he would pick the former. "If I get an opportunity to choose a film between Hollywood and and an Indian film, then I will choose our country's film," Amitabh, who featured in Hollywood film "The Great Gatsby", told reporters during the trailer launch of "Br ... (11-Mar-2015)

Will 'Detective Byomkesh Bakshy!' become franchise?

Director Dibakar Banerjee, who is gearing up for the release of "Detective Byomkesh Bakshy!", the big screen adaptation of a fictional book character, says he's ready to make it a franchise if it rings a bell with the audiences. "We would love to (make it a franchise), but we are waiting for the first film to do well. This is because fortunately or unfortunately, a film like this has not been made," Dibakar said here Monday at the second trailer la ... (11-Mar-2015)

Richa heading to New York for research work

Actress Richa Chadha will be travelling to New York soon to do research for her upcoming film "Cabaret". Having done theatre here before moving to Mumbai, Richa is a huge fan of New York for its thriving culture of theatre and Broadway. She will spend two weeks there understanding the many elements of being a live dancer performing in front of a huge audience. "I am going to New York in April for work-cum-leisure trip. H ... (11-Mar-2015)

'Dum Laga Ke...' reminds Rishi Kapoor of 'Naseeb Apna Apna'

Watching "Dum Laga Ke Haisha" reminded veteran actor Rishi Kapoor of his own 1986 film "Naseeb Apna Apna". But he finds the Yash Raj Films' project to be "better". "'Dum Laga Ke Haisha' is a better version of my film 'Naseeb Apna Apna'. Remember the curved village girl 'choti' I was forced to marry (in the movie)," Rishi posted on Twitter on Sunday. He later posted some photographs from his film and wrote: "See the curved choti lol. T ... (10-Mar-2015)

Esha Gupta keen to delve into theatre

Actress Esha Gupta, who has been part of films like "Raaz 3" and political drama "Chakravyuh", wants to get a taste of theatre. The 29-year-old was present during the premiere of veteran actor Anupam Kher's new play "Mera Wo Matlab Nahi Tha" when she was asked if she will ever do a play, and if yes, what subject would she like it to be about? "On which subject, I don't know... but I would love to do a good play. I had expressed my des ... (10-Mar-2015)

Sidharth Malhotra to endorse American Swan, online fashion brand for the youth, has roped in Sidharth Malhotra as its brand ambassador. The "Ek Villain" star will promote AS ORIGINAL, American Swan's latest fast-fashion, youth collection of apparel and accessories. "Today, all of us want to dress smart and maintain our own distinctive style, as dressing is all about expressing our individuality. My generation looks forward to new trends and fast-moving styles, ... (10-Mar-2015)

Zarine Khan set for Telugu debut

Bollywood actress Zarine Khan, who has worked in films such as "Veer" and "Housefull 2", is set to make her Telugu debut in a yet-untitled film opposite actor Meka Srikanth. "Zarine has been finalized as one of the leads in the film. She is paired with Srikanth and will join the sets of the film later this month," a source from the film's unit told Bollywood Country. To be directed by Sudhir Raju, the film will be launched shortly.c_p ... (10-Mar-2015)

Nothing should be banned: Anushka on 'India's Daughter

India's decision to ban the telecast of Leslee Udwin's documentary on the 2012 Delhi gang rape has met with a varied response in the country. Actress and producer Anushka Sharma too believes that the concept of a ban of any kind must be scrapped as people are mature enough to take their own call. "I have not seen the documentary and I can't comment on various things that people are talking about. But I can tell you broadly as someone who represents ... (10-Mar-2015)

'Chappie' incredibly relevant: Dev Patel

British actor of Indian descent Dev Patel feels that he bagged the role in sci-fi entertainer "Chappie" to add an Indian appeal to the film on artificial intelligence. "India is one of the most rapidly developing nations and we know everyone around the world respects its technological advancement, so the film is incredibly relevant. I think that (director) Neill Blomkamp cast someone like me to make the film international and appeal to the audience ... (09-Mar-2015)

Aamir, Amitabh to launch 'Broken Horses' trailer

Megastar Amitabh Bachchan and superstar Aamir Khan will share the stage to launch the much anticipated trailer of Vidhu Vinod Chopra's maiden Hollywood venture "Broken Horses". It is the first Hollywood film that has been written, directed and produced by an Indian. The trailer will be released on Tuesday. "I am grateful to Amitabh Bachchan and Aamir Khan who have agreed to launch the trailer of my first Hollywood film 'Broken Horses' ... (09-Mar-2015)

Hrithik to endorse instant fairness face wash for men

Actor Hrithik Roshan will soon be seen in TV commercials promoting an instant fairness face wash for men by one of India's leading FMCG companies, a statement said on Monday. Emami Limited has roped in superstar Hrithik Roshan as one of the brand ambassadors for the 'Fair and Handsome' line of products, a Rs.235 crore power brand and a category creator, a statement from the company said. The popular actor will be endorsing the 'Instan ... (09-Mar-2015)

Age not a concern: Pooja

Age is not a concern says actress Pooja Kumar, who made a comeback to Tamil filmdom at the age of 36 with Kamal Haasan's spy thriller "Vishwaroopam". She says the journey in the industry matters to her the most. "I feel age has nothing to do with acting. Even Sridevi and Hema Malini are still acting, aren't they? I think I still have about 30 years to go before I have to worry about age. I think for any actor, what matters is the journey in an indu ... (09-Mar-2015)

Treat women equal to men, says Shabana Azmi

On the occasion of International Women's Day on Sunday, veteran actress-social activist Shabana Azmi says rather than treating women like goddesses, the society should treat them as equals. "Do not treat us as Goddesses -- treat us as equals... We celebrate those women of courage who paved the way for us to demand our freedoms," tweeted Shabana, who is a name to reckon with in Indian parallel cinema, thanks to her performance in films such as "Shat ... (09-Mar-2015)

Rani proud 'Mardaani' transcended realm of filmmaking

Actress Rani Mukerji, who was felicitated by the National Institute of Gender Justice for creating awareness about child trafficking through her movie "Mardaani", says she's glad her work has gone beyond just entertainment for audiences.Rani, who played a rough and tough police officer named Shivani Shivaji Roy, who tracks down a child trafficking racket in "Mardaani", was honoured in the capital on Tuesday.Talking about it in a ... (05-Mar-2015)



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