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  • 'Hum Hain.. Umeed-e-Kashmir' concert: Aamir Khan, Anupam Kher, Farhan Akhtar come together to offer relief to Kashmir flood victims 19-10-2014 02:52 PM

    Many suffered property losses from deadly flooding in Kashmir. Many lost their family members. And many starved for days. In an attempt to offer monetary assistance to the flood victims in Kashmir, Bollywood stars flew down to Delhi for Hum Hain.. Umeed-e-Kashmir charity concert. Aamir Khan who donated Rs 25...
  • Maharashtra Assembly Election 2014: Farhan Akhtar can't predict, Anupam Kher hopes for a government that pitches for infrastructure development 19-10-2014 10:36 AM

    It will take just a few hours for the verdict of assembly polls in Maharashtra and Haryana to be out. Even though BJP hasn't performed perfectly in by-elections across India, pollsters feel the results of assembly elections might go in its favour, courtesy Narendra Modi's impact. While the counting is...
  • 'Hum Hain Umeed-e-Kashmir' concert: Live tweets 18-10-2014 04:14 PM

    In an attempt to support who suffered personal and financial loss in the recent floods in Kashmir, Bollywood stars have come down to Delhi today. Several popular stars, who've entertained us with their acting prowess, are in the Capital to be part of the concert Hum Hain Ummed-e-Kashmir. Divya Pal...
  • 'The Judge' Tweet Review: Robert Downey Jr is a delight to watch, but the film has fatal flaws 17-10-2014 03:04 PM

    It is always interesting to watch Robert Downey Jr on 70MM. That's exactly why the cinegoers have been awaiting its release. Directed by David Dobkin, the film also features Robert Duvall, Vera Farmiga, Jeremy Strong, Sarah Lancaster, and Billy Bob Thornton in key roles. While the film has opened to...
  • If I can survive cancer and defy death, anybody can: 'KBC 8' first female crorepati winner Megha Patil 16-10-2014 10:23 AM

    New Delhi: Doctors had given up hope and said her cancer wasn't responding to treatment. But KBC contestant Megha Patil, who has won the prize money worth Rs 1 crore on the show, maintained a positive outlook to fight breast cancer. Even though the doctors had measured her life in...
  • 10 hard-hitting dialogues from Vishal Bhardwaj's 'Haider' 04-10-2014 02:49 PM

    Movies have the power to leave an indelible impact on the minds of the viewers. They not only make us think, but also play an instrumental role in changing the way we think. And filmmaker Vishal Bhardwaj does exactly the same with his projects. His films not only open up...
  • 'Haider' tweet review: Vishal Bhardwaj's 'Haider' is an interesting, convincing adaptation of Shakespeare's 'Hamlet' 02-10-2014 02:04 PM

    If you've read literary works by William Shakespeare, you've, in all probability, not missed 'Hamlet'. Referred to as one of the greatest works by Shakespeare, the play blends - assassination, revenge, deceit, madness and moral corruption in a manner which is hard to ignore and believe. Considering the fact that...
  • 'Balwinder Singh Famous Ho Gaya' Review: Endless cliches, gross-out humour, weak plot; don't waste your time 28-09-2014 05:27 PM

    Cast: Mika Singh, Shaan, Anupam Kher, Rajpal Yadav, Vindu Dara Singh Director: Sunil Agnihotri Running time: 2 hours 17 minutes Rating: 1/5 It takes tremendous patience and special admiration for singers Mika Singh and Shaan to watch their Bollywood debut 'Balwinder Singh Famous Ho Gaya'. This alleged comedy features Mika...
  • Bigg Boss 8: Arya Babbar to play Armaan Kohli's role from the last season, Upen Patel to be the show's new pinup guy? 22-09-2014 02:50 PM

    All through the seven seasons of 'Bigg Boss', inmates have used multiple strategies - manipulation, secret coalition, link-ups - to make the most of their stay in the controversial house. And going by what made contestants Upen Patel and Aarya Babbar join Bigg Boss, they have their strategies in place...
  • 'DaawatEIshq' tweet review: Aditya Roy Kapur, Parineeti Chopra concoct delectable magic; Anupam Kher gives a flawless performance 19-09-2014 12:41 PM

    Actors Aditya Roy Kapur and Parineeti Chopra have been making headlines for the lip-smacking food yatra they had undertaken to promote their film. But is the film only about one's love for food and family? No. Instead it deals with a far more serious issue - that of dowry! As...
  • If women are allowed to be makeup artists about 3000 men will lose their jobs: Sonam Kapoor opens up about issues with CCMAA 19-09-2014 09:36 AM

    Celebrities today seem extra careful about how they speak and most importantly, what they speak. While majority of the Bollywood actors try to be politically correct, all to ensure they don't hurt and offend anyone's sensibility, actress Sonam Kapoor feels it is quite beneficial if one has no inhibitions in...
  • Seniors at Kirori Mal College locked me in a room, used foul language; it was an emotional torture, says popular singer Sanam Puri 15-09-2014 10:45 AM

    My first interaction with Sanam Puri has been a lot like his music. Fun and unforgettable. And because he hasn't learnt the ropes of how to speak only 'appropriate' things while being interviewed, the discussion gets more enjoyable. From being ragged in Delhi University to his inability to use cuss...
  • How infilm branding dilutes the impact of 'Mary Kom' 07-09-2014 12:58 PM

    There's no denying the fact that filmmakers promote brands through their projects to woo consumers. Even though the results aren't always impressive, advertisers still feel brand placement in films is the ideal way to resonate with the viewers. But how would you react when a film is rewritten to incorporate...
  • 'Mary Kom' tweet review: Priyanka Chopra surprises with her performance 05-09-2014 09:15 AM

    Boxing and cinema have enjoyed a great relationship. That's why the viewers have been awaiting the release of 'Mary Kom'. And since 'Barfi!' star Priyanka Chopra plays Olympic bronze medallist Mary Kom, the excitement is expected to be intense. Priyanka Chopra may not have tried to look like the boxer...
  • Why Fawad Khan, Indian cinema's hottest new pinup guy wears his fame lightly 04-09-2014 12:22 PM

    With his designer stubble, penetrating gaze and sculpted jaw, Fawad Afzal Khan is difficult to miss in a crowded room. He is undoubtedly one of the most charming actors around whose female fan base is expanding by the day - but what is Fawad really like? Referred to as the...
  • My father never pushed me to become a typical Bollywood actor, says Naseeruddin Shah's daughter Heeba 01-09-2014 02:53 PM

    Even though she is a star kid, Heeba Shah throws no tantrums. She doesn't evade interviews, responds to messages and doesn't think twice before saying 'I can't quit theatre for money'. Popular and immensely respected in the theatre circuit, Heeba accredits father Naseeruddin Shah for never pressurizing her to become...
  • 'Step Up All In' tweet review: Even with amazingly choreographed dance sequences, the film is a let down 29-08-2014 11:25 AM

    The 'Step Up' series is one of those uncommon franchise that has shown success and growth with each installment. Just like the way in which dance numbers are now more about spunk, energy and how flashy they are, their stories have emerged fantastic. Directed by dancer and choreographer Trish Sie,...
  • Vernacular gives you roots, but English language helps you to branch out: Javed Akhtar on CSAT row 25-08-2014 06:10 PM

    While students took to the streets in Delhi to protest against the alleged language bias in the Union Public Service Commission Civil Services Examination recently, several prominent names in political circle and film fraternity got busy in discussing, debating and giving their take on the CSAT row. So yes, if...
  • 'The Expendables 3': Live tweet review 22-08-2014 04:16 PM

    The third installment of Sylvester Stallone's action-hero franchise includes Wesley Snipes, Mel Gibson, Harrison Ford, Kellan Lutz and Ronda Rousey. Directed by Patrick Hughes, and written by Creighton Rothenberger, Katrin Benedikt, and Sylvester Stallone, the film follows the mercenary group fondly popular as "The Expendables". The film revolves around how...
  • My song 'Munni badnaam' earned over Rs 100 crore, but I never got a single penny, says music composer Lalit Pandit 22-08-2014 08:27 AM

    New Delhi: Music director Lalit Pandit may have earned huge applause for his creation 'Munni Badnam' from Salman Khan-starrer 'Dabangg', but it didn't help him earn any monetary benefit. In an exclusive interaction with IBNLive.com, the music composer spoke to us about the battle which the music directors are fighting...
  • There's no way we can justify MP's absence in Rajya Sabha, especially Sachin Tendulkar; his word carries weight: Javed Akhtar 19-08-2014 06:07 PM

    New Delhi: Noted lyricist and writer Javed Akhtar today lamented the fact that Rekha and Sachin Tendulkar, members of parliament from the Indian film and sports fraternity haven't been attending the Parliamentary sessions regularly. Speaking at a press conference in the city, Akhtar said, "There's no way we can justify...
  • KBC 8 review: Big B's unique style, Kapil Sharma's comic timing keep the viewers engaged 18-08-2014 01:53 PM

    Megastar Amitabh Bachchan may have left his fans a bit disappointed with his debut fiction show 'Yuddh', but he made sure the grand premiere of 'Kaun Banega Crorepati 8' lived up to its hype. The game of knowledge, which has been the talking point for its format, prize money and...
  • Robin Williams: The man Bollywood thanks profusely for 'Mrs Doubtfire' and 'Patch Adams' that influenced two beloved Hindi films 12-08-2014 11:32 AM

    Oscar-winning actor Robin Williams - who embodied the titular role of 'Mrs Doubtfire' with such ease that it was tough for the cinema audience to separate the actor from the character he was playing - was found dead on Monday at his home in Northern California. Whether it was the...
  • Deepti Naval: Happy to have worked with Rituparno Ghosh in 'Memories in March', wanted him to bring out the best in me 09-08-2014 12:17 PM

    It hasn't been easy for Deepti Naval to find distributors for her debut directorial venture 'Do Paise Ki Dhoop, Chaar Aane Ki Baarish'. But the film, which was premiered in the market section of 2009 Cannes Film Festival and lauded for the subject it deal with, is expected to be...
  • 'Kick' BO report: With over USD 10 million, it's the highest overseas grosser of 2014 07-08-2014 07:49 AM

    Salman Khan's Kick continues to crush it at the Box Office. The film, which has already entered Rs 200 crore club and surpassed friend Aamir Khan's '3 Idiots' BO collection, has pulled off another feat by turning the highest overseas grosser of this year. According to trade analyst Taran Adarsh's...
  • Should Bollywood's CharmerinChief stick to films? Why Shah Rukh Khan can't crack TV game shows 04-08-2014 05:08 PM

    Actors Amitabh Bachchan, Anupam Kher and Salman Khan have proved that hosting a television show isn't as effortless as it appears. Agreed, the ability to connect with the viewers, and to take interest in what might appear tedious to many are some of the qualities that a host ought to...
  • Singer Asha Bhosle condemns offensive lyrics, says she was shocked to hear 'Halkat Jawani' 03-08-2014 12:16 PM

    For Asha Bhosle, survival in the competitive world of showbiz wasn't easy. And going by the obstacles she had to deal with, the domain is neither meant for the thin-skinned, not the weak-minded. Only someone as determined and resolute like Asha could have taken on challenges to carve a niche...
  • How Bollywood continues to live by its secular ethics 02-08-2014 01:48 PM

    From a Muslim hero Yusuf Khan (Dilip Kumar) singing Hindu devotional songs, written by renowned lyricists Shakeel Badayuni, and composed by music by Naushad Ali, to actors choosing life partners irrespective of their religious backgrounds to Shah Rukh Khan calling his son AbRam, Bollywood has invariably presented the true and...
  • Remember 'Ek Chhoti Si Love Story'? 'PK' revives Bollywood's old tiff with racy and controversial film posters 01-08-2014 04:54 PM

    One of the key questions that determines the understanding of huge box office collections in Bollywood is simply this: How do you sell the film? At a time when the benchmark of Bollywood BO success has been raised to an elite figure of Rs 100 crore, filmmakers are not just...
  • Om Puri earns 1525 lakh not a crore for a film; does Bollywood have an age bias? 31-07-2014 07:07 PM

    New Delhi: A couple of years back, Kareena Kapoor showed no qualms in speaking about the income disparity that exists in Bollywood. While the actress managed to draw everyone's attention to how patriarchal gender norms still pervade the movie industry and male actors especially the Khans take home all the...