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Why Priyanka Chopra's 'Mary Kom' is no 'Barfi!'; but still is an earnest performance


Published on Sep 05, 2014 at 07:16 | Updated Sep 05, 2014 at 12:59
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There are spoilers ahead.

Priyanka Chopra does not look like MC Mary Kom. The prosthetic, the bad, broken Hindi and same hairdo don't help either. A fact that Chopra herself admits but is quick to add that she only tries to represent the boxer's spirit in the biopic. And the actress does manage to portray the world champion to a considerable amount.

Why Priyanka Chopra's 'Mary Kom' is no 'Barfi!'; but still is an earnest performance

'Mary Kom': Mixed response to Priyanka Chopra's look in film


Published on Sep 04, 2014 at 22:38
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Questions are being raised against Priyanka Chopra's look in 'Mary Kom', fuelling a debate whether a regional actor should have played the part.

'Mary Kom': Mixed response to Priyanka Chopra's look in film

Mary Kom: Loving mother, mean boxer


Published on Sep 04, 2014 at 21:09
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The much-anticipated film 'Mary Kom' is set to release on Friday. While Priyanka Chopra or the film's no-show in Manipur is gathering a lot of attention, here's a look at the life and struggle of the real Mary Kom, something the film hopes to pack in.

Mary Kom: Loving mother, mean boxer

Kareena Kapoor: I didn't enjoy going to school as I felt left out for being an average student


Published on Sep 04, 2014 at 20:09 | Updated Sep 04, 2014 at 20:16
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Mumbai: Bollywood actress Kareena Kapoor says she did not like going to school as she felt left out for being an average student.

The 33-year-old actress, who is UNICEF's celebrity advocate for education in India, said as a kid she would not get any attention from her teachers for not being a front bencher.

Kareena Kapoor: I didn't enjoy going to school as I felt left out for being an average student

Preity-Ness case: Four new witnesses support Wadia


Published on Sep 04, 2014 at 18:49
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Mumbai: Four new witnesses called by industrialist Ness Wadia in connection with allegations levelled against him by actress Preity Zinta informed the Mumbai police that everything was "normal" between the two celebrities May 30 during a cricket match at the Wankhede Stadium.

These witnesses are Nicholas Chen, Saumitra Srivastava, Rustom Lawyer and his wife Gia, official sources said.

Preity-Ness case: Four new witnesses support Wadia

Things to expect from Priyanka Chopra's 'Mary Kom' biopic


Published on Sep 04, 2014 at 17:30 | Updated Sep 04, 2014 at 17:49
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Based on boxer Mary Kom's life, when the movie's trailer was released, it got the tongues wagging on why Priyanka Chopra was not the right choice for Mary Kom's role and some Northeastern actress could have done justice to the character. And now that the movie releases tomorrow, time is to see how convincing PeeCee looks as Mary Kom.

No doubt Priyanka Chopra is one of the most versatile actresses in Bollywood and no one can question her acting credentials. And going by the trailer one can analyse that Mary Kom's biopic has all the potential to hit the right chord among audience.

Things to expect from Priyanka Chopra's 'Mary Kom' biopic

I was apprehensive about playing Shahid Kapoor's mother in 'Haider'; Vishal Bhardwaj had a tough time convincing me: Tabu


Published on Sep 04, 2014 at 15:54
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The relationship between Shakespeare's tragic hero Hamlet and his mother Gertrude has always been a reason for discourse and debate among literature students and filmmakers. The haunted son, the seemingly apathetic mother, the struggle for power, have all been adapted on stage, in fiction and in films, over time.

Next month, the critically-acclaimed filmmaker Vishal Bhardwaj is set to release the latest instalment in the Shakespearian trilogy, 'Haider', based on 'The Tragedy of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark'. His first two films, 'Maqbool' and 'Omkara' were based on 'Macbeth' and 'Othello' respectively.

I was apprehensive about playing Shahid Kapoor's mother in 'Haider'; Vishal Bhardwaj had a tough time convincing me: Tabu

E Lounge Unwind: Tabu talks about ' Haider'


Published on Sep 04, 2014 at 15:29
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Speaking to CNN-IBN Entertainment Editor Rajeev Masand, Bollywood actress Tabu talks about her upcoming film 'Haider'.

E Lounge Unwind: Tabu talks about ' Haider'

Quick Quiz: How well do you know actor Rishi Kapoor?


Published on Sep 04, 2014 at 14:38
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The actor, who turns 62 today, was quite a heartthrob back in the day. Much like his son Ranbir Kapoor.

Quick Quiz: How well do you know actor Rishi Kapoor?

Why Fawad Khan, Indian cinema's hottest new pinup guy wears his fame lightly


Published on Sep 04, 2014 at 12:22 | Updated Sep 05, 2014 at 14:31
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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 sexiest Pakistani import in Bollywood, Fawad stole our hearts as Zaroon in 'Zindagi Gulzar Hai' and he's had us hooked ever since.

Fawad, who makes his Bollywood debut with 'Khoobsurat', is familiar with the impact his looks have left on his female supporters. In an exclusive interaction with IBNLive.com, Fawad tells us he is extremely flattered to know how much women adore him.

Why Fawad Khan, Indian cinema's hottest new pinup guy wears his fame lightly





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