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Manasi Scott enjoyed playing villain in 'Bhaag Johnny'

Actress-singer Manasi Scott says she thoroughly enjoyed playing the role of a villain in "Bhaag Johnny". "I usually just sing on the stage. But I enjoyed playing the role of a villain extremely," Manasi said here. "I hope that a certain stereotype gets broken... that there are villains, heroes, heroines and that we be looked at just as actors." "And I hope that more glamorous actors start doing negative roles. I hope it's all about ac ... (28-Sep-2015)

Swara Bhaskar wins best actress title in China

Indian film talent Swara Bhaskar has won the Best Actress award at a film festival in the capital city of Fujian province for playing a mother to a teenager in Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari's directorial "Nil Battey Sannata" (The New Classmate). The "Raanjhanaa" actress won the honour at the second Silk Road International Film Festival, which concluded on Saturday, according to state-owned China Radio International. "Swara is an amazing actress ... (28-Sep-2015)

Addiction to online shopping scares Shazahn

Actress Shazahn Padamsee finds it tough to keep in check her temptation of shopping online. She revealed that she shops online almost every day. "I have this addiction and it's really bad. I get really scared to open my laptop because I have all these websites waiting to attack me. So, I have a serious addiction," Shazahn said here on the sidelines of an event. Shazahn, who has featured in movies like "Rocket Singh: Sale ... (28-Sep-2015)

Salman finds Sylvester Stallone 'amazing' in 'Creed'

Sylvester Stallone looks "amazing as always" in the trailer of his upcoming film "Creed", says Bollywood hero Salman Khan, who finds the Hollywood action star inspirational. Salman took to Twitter to share with his 14 million followers a link of the film's trailer, and posted: "'Creed' releasing on November 25 @TheSlystallone looks amazing as always" Earlier this year, the two actors had ad ... (28-Sep-2015)

Aamir says I don't fit into a mother's role: Mallika

Actress Mallika Sherawat says she had auditioned for Aamir Khan starrer "Dangal' but did not get the role as he did not think the Haryanvi diva looked old enough to play mother of four teenaged girls. "I had auditioned for the role of Aamir's wife in 'Dangal'. Aamir Khan and the film unit loved my auditions. But as my role would be a mother of 4 grown up girls, Aamir felt that regardless of whatever could be done; I might not look old enough to pla ... (28-Sep-2015)

On Eid, Indian film stars wish peace, happiness

Film celebrities from Hindi, Bengali and southern film industries on Friday wished friends and fans "Eid Mubarak", and hoped the day will bring joy, peace and love worldwide. From Amitabh Bachchan and Shah Rukh Khan to southern stars Dhanush and Shruti Haasan, as well as Bengali superstar Prosenjit Chatterjee, all took to Twitter to wish all and sundry on Eid al-Adha. Here's what the stars tweeted: Amitabh Bachchan: Eid Mubarak! Peace ... (26-Sep-2015)

Bollywood stars get municipal notice over dengue

In an aggressive attack on dengue, the BrihanMumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has slapped notice or initiated legal action against filmstars and celebrities as well as commoners with equal zeal, officials said on Thursday. In the past nine months, the BMC has served notice to 13,587 people and initated 866 legal cases against them for ignoring civic warnings and allowing mosquitoes to breed in their homes or neighbourhood. "Of all t ... (26-Sep-2015)

Big B, STAR Plus collaborate for unique show

Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan, who began his epochal journey on the small screen 15 years ago with STAR Plus, has once again joined hands with the channel for a unique project titled "Aaj Ki Raat Hai Zindagi". The 72-year-old is likely to be seen in a "never-seen-before" avatar. They have come together to "once more change the grammar of creativity and entertain and inspire a nation", read a statement from the channel. Amitabh, ... (26-Sep-2015)

'Calendar Girls' a very emotional film: Akanksha Puri

Akanksha Puri, who plays one of the lead actresses in Madhur Bhandarkar's forthcoming Hindi drama "Calendar Girls", says the film is not just about the world of modelling, but has a very strong emotional core too. "Contrary to people's assumption, this isn't just about calendar girls and modelling. It's an emotional journey of five girls from different economic backgrounds and how their lives take a detour when they participate in a calendar shoot, ... (26-Sep-2015)

It's New York calling for Arjun Kapoor

Arjun Kapoor has packed his bags and left for New York. The actor took the virtual route to update his fans and followers to share his travel plans. The son of producer Boney Kapoor kept the guessing game on by vaguely sharing that his purpose of travel is "for a cause". "See you in 15 hours NEW YORK CITY! Flying in for a cause... can't wait... NYC here I come... yippee kaye yay," Arjun tweeted. On the professional front ... (26-Sep-2015)

Aamir too hot to handle for Sunny Leone

Actress Sunny Leone finds Bollywood's 'Mr. Perfectionist' Aamir Khan 'hot' in all forms -- be it fat or fit. The actor, who has beefed up for his forthcoming film "Dangal", was humbled and thanked Sunny for the "kind" words. The actress, known for being bold on screen, was in awe with Aamir's physique in an advertisement, and couldn't resist tweeting about it. "Hey @aamir_khan saw you in the Snapdeal Ad. Motte (fat) or n ... (25-Sep-2015)

Zoa was never intimidated while facing camera

Actress Zoa Morani, who is gearing up for the release of her second film "Bhaag Johnny" on September 25, says she was not intimidated when she first faced the camera for her debut film "Always Kabhi Kabhi" because of her experience as an assistant director. Zoa, who was earlier an assistant director in the Hindi film industry before stepping into the acting world, believes that learning acting from a school is like theory, but being on the sets and ... (25-Sep-2015)

Anupam Kher turns 6 on Twitter

As Anupam Kher turned six in the world of Twitter on Thursday, the veteran actor said he is glad that he stumbled upon the virtual platform which acts as a bridge to connect with his fans around the world. "Today is my 6th Twitter Birthday. Thank you @twitter for giving me a platform to come closer to people I would've never known. Jai Ho," Anupam tweeted on Thursday. The "Baby" actor also thanked Pritish Nandy for introducing him to ... (25-Sep-2015)

Akshay Kumar to pay homage to Bhagat Singh

Bollywood star Akshay Kumar, who is promoting his forthcoming film "Singh Is Bliing", will on Sunday pay homage to Bhagat Singh, one of the most influential revolutionaries of the Indian independence movement, on his birth anniversary. Bhagat Singh was born on September 28, 1907, and was hanged on March 23, 1931 along with Rajguru and Sukhdev in Lahore prison. Akshay, along with the team of "Singh is Bliing", including Lara Dutta, Amy ... (25-Sep-2015)

'Prem Ratan Dhan..' trailer to be out on October 1

The trailer of "Prem Ratan Dhan Payo" -- which brings together Bollywood's once indomitable team of Salman Khan and Sooraj Barjatya after 16 years -- will release on October 1. After the bumper success of "Bajrangi Bhaijaan", this is Salman's much-awaited film and will feature him as Prem -- a name he has taken on in several of his films with Barjatya -- again! Earlier, Salman had said that with "Prem Ratan Dhan Payo", he has tried to ... (25-Sep-2015)

'Lose it' like Bhumi Pednekar!

Bhumi Pednekar, who played a simple plus-sized girl in her debut film "Dum Laga Ke Haisha", has shared "the fun little things" she did to lose weight. "My first post, about the fun little things I did to lose weight... hope you like it and it helps :) #LoseItLikeBhumi," Bhumi tweeted on Wednesday. Bhumi, who before "Dum Laga Ke Haisha", was an assistant casting director for six years at Yash Raj Films (YRF), also took to Instagram to ... (24-Sep-2015)

Salman warns fans to be wary of fake Facebook page

Superstar Salman Khan has warned his fans and followers to be cautious of a fake Facebook page being operated in his name, adding that the casting call for a Bollywood film on the page is also a sham. The "Bajrangi Bhaijaan" star is miffed that his name is being wrongly used and took to Twitter to set the record straight. "A fake Facebook page claims that I am casting for a film. Beware of fakes and rumours. Neither me nor my managers ... (24-Sep-2015)

Shraddha Kapoor roots for childhood friend Zoa

In an industry where catfights are considered common, actress Shraddha Kapoor has come forward to support her "childhood friend" and actress Zoa Morani for her forthcoming film ""Bhaag Johnny". "My childhood friend's film releases this Friday! All the best for #BhaagJohnny @zoamorani! #25thSept," Shraddha tweeted on Wednesday. Zoa, who was last seen in the 2011 film "Always Kabhi Kabhi", will be seen as the love interest of actor Kuna ... (24-Sep-2015)

Shah Rukh Khan's kids are his love gurus

Superstar Shah Rukh Khan is known as the king of romance in Bollywood, but it is his children who teach him the meaning of "true love". The cine icon says his children make him realise that true love is not to possess, but to give them "freedom to exist". The 49-year-old "Chennai Express" star, who married Gauri in 1991, has three kids - Aryan, Suhana and AbRam. "My kids make me realise, to love someone completely is to ... (24-Sep-2015)

Kunal wants to do romantic, negative roles

Actor Kunal Kemmu says he is eager to do romantic-comedy films and play a "hardcore negative character". "There are two kinds of characters that I'm eager to do. I haven't done any rom-com or romantic film and I haven't done any hardcore negative character. So, these are the two characters that haven't explored yet so I am hoping to get a suitable script and do such roles as early as possible," said Kunal. Kunal, who is promoting his ... (24-Sep-2015)



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