Celebrity Interviews

  • Was apprehensive initially on taking up '24': Anil Kapoor October 4, 2013

    Bollywood actor Anil Kapoor is all set to make his small screen debut - with the desi adaptation of the hit American show '24'. The actor says that he was initially apprehensive on moving from the big to the small screen. ...
  • Delhi: Rushdie's forced to shift 'Midnight's Children' press meet January 24, 2013

    New Delhi: Controversies refuse to leave Salman Rushdie as the author who is in India to promote the movie adaptation of his novel 'Midnight's Children' was initially forced to cancel and ultimately shift his press conference due to security reasons. Delhi was the first stop for the author in a...
  • I'm awkward in 'Shanghai': Kalki Koechlin May 21, 2012

    New Delhi: Kalki Koechlin had to go through quite a transformation for her role in 'Shanghai' as director Dibakar Banerjee wanted her to look ugly yet adorable. The brief given by her director was quite simple - 'Look ugly'. However, it was nothing short of a nightmare to actually realise...
  • Imran on what sets SRK, Aamir, Salman apart September 2, 2011

    Mumbai: Actor Imran Khan, who entered Hindi filmdom just three years ago, says he loves the three big Khans of Bollywood - Salman, Aamir and Shah Rukh - for their different qualities that set them apart. "What has always inspired me about Shah Rukh is the level of energy that he...
  • Salman refuses to believe 'Bodyguard' is a hit September 2, 2011

    Mumbai: Salman Khan is recovering after an eight-hour surgery in Pittsburgh and refuses to believe that his 'Bodyguard' has broken box-office records, says his brother-in-law and co-producer Atul Agnihotri. Salman, who underwent surgery for a nerve problem that was causing excruciating pain in his head, jaws and cheeks, believes his family...
  • 'Taarzan' sequel will have three cars: Director September 2, 2011

    Mumbai: Director Rajiv Ruia is set to remodel "Taarzan: The Wonder Car", a 2004 sci-fi thriller directed by Abbas Mustan, on a different scale. He is spending around Rs.21 crore to make three futuristic cars for the sequel, revealed the director. "We are making three cars of Rs.6 to Rs.7 crore...
  • Vivek plays crazy, comic book villain in 'Krrish' August 31, 2011

    Mumbai: Vivek Oberoi talks about his villainous ways in two upcoming films, and his dreams of fatherhood... You've been keeping a low profile these days... I've been busy shooting for Zilla Ghaziabad. It's an interesting film, where I play a gangster who starts off as a teacher. He returns to his village...
  • Shah Rukh finds inspiration in Lady Gaga August 31, 2011

    New Delhi: Lady Gaga's re-inventive ways may be weird for some, but Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan finds her extremely inspiring. The actor, who has been working towards convincing the international pop star to do a song for his mega budget project "Ra.One" says she knows her business well. "I have...
  • Rishi takes 'Agneepath' look test after 20 years August 30, 2011

    Mumbai: In his four-decade-long career in Bollywood, Rishi Kapoor never opted for 'look test' but insisted on it for "Agneepath" to see how he looks on the screen in a negative character. The 58-year-old is one of the villians in the remake of 1990's "Agneepath" and wears kohl (kajal) in his...
  • Mentor to choose Ranveer Singh's films August 29, 2011

    Mumbai: His debut in a Yash Raj hit production earned him rave reviews. No wonder then Ranveer Singh has apparently decided to let Aditya Chopra play God in his professional life. The actor, we hear, will not sign any new movies without his mentor's consent. In fact, he has already...
  • 'Bodyguard' no threat to 'Mummy...': Director August 27, 2011

    Mumbai: Journalist-turned-filmmaker Pammi Somal is not worried about the fact that her directorial debut "Mummy Punjabi-Superman Ki Bhi Maa" will clash with Salman Khan-starrer "Bodyguard" at the box office - both the films are releasing August 31. "I really wanted it to release with a big film and not along with...
  • Anurag is my biggest critic: Kalki Koechlin August 27, 2011

    Mumbai: Filmmaker Anurag Kashyap had introduced her to Bollywood as Chanda in "Dev D" and in the process fell in love with her and eventually married her. But Kalki Koechlin says that her husband is her biggest critic and is quite harsh at times. "Anurag is my biggest critic. He gives...
  • Chitrangada Singh out of 'Krissh 3' August 26, 2011

    Mumbai: Why was Chitrangada Singh suddenly replaced by Jacqueline Fernandez in the mutant's role in "Krissh 3"? Though both the parties ascribe a problem of dates, there is more to this parting of ways than meets the eye. "I can only say there were date issues…I tried to sort it out....
  • Actress Minissha Lamba gets threat calls August 26, 2011

    Mumbai: Actress Minissha Lamba is "flummoxed" after getting threatening calls from unknown numbers, but says she would like to get to the bottom of the matter. "It started on Saturday when I received the first spate of calls from an international number and an Indian number, which turned out to be...
  • Tom Cruise impresses ex Formula One driver August 25, 2011

    London: Hollywood superstar Tom Cruise has impressed former Formula One driver David Coulthard by reaching 181 miles per hour during a Red Bull race car testing. The motoring fanatic, who starred in 1990 stock car racing film 'Days of Thunder', took control of the 850-horsepower vehicle on a 2.5 km race track...
  • 'Aarakshan' business suffered due to ban: Jha August 25, 2011

    Lucknow: Director Prakash Jha today said that he does not want to blame anyone for the controversy over 'Aarakshan' that led to the film being banned in Uttar Pradesh, Punjab and Andhra Pradesh. Jha had to move the Supreme Court again UP government's decision to ban the film for two months...
  • Ranbir and I have nothing in common: Sonam August 24, 2011

    What is the most beautiful 'Mausam' you have experienced, and with whom? When we were in Ooty during the shoot of Pukar with dad. I must have been around 12 year, and I went horseback riding with my sister. It was the one of the most beautiful and memorable moments of...
  • 'Love Breakups...' a slice-of-life film: Sahil August 24, 2011

    New Delhi: Debutant director Sahil Sangha says that his new film "Love Breakups Zindagi" is a slice-of-life film and that people will be able to connect with the story. "'Love Breakups Zindagi' is a slice-of-life film which includes attributes of life like love, relationships and breakups. People often consider breakups as...
  • 'Jailhouse Rock' songwriter Leiber dead at 78 August 23, 2011

    Los Angeles: Jerry Leiber, who with longtime partner Mike Stoller wrote "Hound Dog," "Jailhouse Rock," "Yakety Yak" and other hit songs that came to define early rock 'n' roll, died on Monday. He was 78. He was surrounded by family when he died unexpectedly of cardiopulmonary failure at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center,...
  • Amitabh Bachchan in Anna-inspired film August 23, 2011

    Mumbai: If you thought the whole Aarakshan experience would put off filmmaker Prakash Jha and actor Amitabh Bachchan from taking on the issue of corruption in Indian politics, think again! Their next collaboration Satyagraha scheduled to go on the floors in January will address the ethos of a peaceful mass...
  • My best is yet to come: Salman Khan August 19, 2011

    Mumbai: Salman Khan is in a mood to talk. His film Bodyguard releases this month-end and the actor is busy giving interviews. We caught up with him at Yash Raj Studios... You seem to have found the formula for success... Not at all! As long as luck is on my side, the...
  • 'Aarakshan' mints Rs.58 crore in first week August 19, 2011

    New Delhi: Filmmaker Prakash Jha is happy that even after the "unexpected tough battle" to release his film "Aarakshan", the movie has managed to amass Rs.58.5 crore within its first week. "I'm very happy with the audience response to 'Aarakshan'. I've been flooded with congratulatory messages and calls. The film seems...
  • Sahi Dhandhe Galat Bande: Salman, KJo floored August 17, 2011

    Mumbai: He's on a cinematic crest of happiness and with good reason. Parvin Dabas has earned high brownie points from Karan Johar, no less! Dabas was having several screenings for his directorial debut 'Sahi Dhandhe Galat Bande' in order to gauge the feedback to his directorial debut. Reportedly, Karan...
  • Sahi Dhandhe: Films don't work because of trends August 17, 2011

    New Delhi: Boy bonding is in and bromance is the new buzzword with films like "Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara", "Delhi Belly" and "Pyaar Ka Punchnama" making a mark at the box office. Actor Parvin Dabbas's directorial debut "Sahi Dhandhe Galat Bande" also centres on four boys, but he says firmly...
  • Ladies Vs. Ricky Bahl: Ranveer loses sleep August 17, 2011

    Mumbai: Ranveer Singh, it seems, doesn't like to play it safe. After a successful debut last year, the actor has taken on seven performances in his upcoming Ladies Vs. Ricky Bahl. No wonder then the young star has been a nervous wreck right from the word go. Ranveer admits, "Yes, I've...
  • Not A Love Story: RGV wants Maria to see film August 16, 2011

    New Delhi: Filmmaker Ram Gopal Varma, who had earlier refused to show his film "Not A Love Story" to Maria Susairaj, says he is now keen to screen it for the controversial Kannada actress. "I refused 2 shw Not a love story 2 Maria cos she ws threatening legal action bt...
  • Imran in awe of Aamir and his working style August 16, 2011

    Mumbai: 'Delhi Belly' star Imran Khan says he is in awe of his uncle Aamir Khan's sense of feeling audience's pulse, his perfectionist attitude as well as his honesty. Imran, who is the nephew of Aamir, started his acting career as a child artist in his uncle Aamir's films 'Qayamat Se...
  • Salman and I are still good friends: Katrina August 16, 2011

    Mumbai: In Mere Brother Ki Dulhan, you look like a chirpier version of your character in Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara... I will have to say there is absolutely no similarity between the two. In MBKD, I had to completely let my hair down because my role is a lot quirkier. She...
  • There're no camps in Bollywood: Katrina Kaif August 15, 2011

    Mumbai: Katrina Kaif's decision to do two Yash Raj Films (YRF) with the warring Khans - Salman and Shah Rukh Khan - has raised eyebrows, but the actress is unperturbed and argues there are no camps in Bollywood. Katrina is set to start shooting with Salman Khan for "Ek Tha Tiger"...
  • Dev Patel is my action hero: Freida Pinto August 13, 2011

    London: Indian-born actress Freida Pinto is all praise for her long-time boyfriend, Dev Patel, and says he is her "action hero". The 26-year-old, who has been dating Patel since meeting on the sets of the 2007 movie 'Slumdog Millionaire', said she loves her boyfriend's "down-to-earth" attitude, reported Contactmusic. "He's my own action...