Vidya Balan

  • Vidya Balan, Dia Mirza appalled at Mulayam Singh's comment 11-04-2014 05:22 PM

    Mumbai: Actors Vidya Balan and Dia Mirza have reacted strongly to Samajwadi Party (SP) chief Mulayam Singh Yadav's remark that the death penalty in rape cases is "unfair" as "young boys make such mistakes". National Award-winning actress Vidya has said that rape should never be pardoned. "Capital punishment is a...
  • Thank you, Ranbir Kapoor, Imran Khan, Kareena Kapoor for staying away from Twitter 01-04-2014 02:41 PM

    Dear Ranbir Kapoor, Imran Khan, Kareena Kapoor, Vidya Balan, Katrina Kaif: Thank you for not creating and running a public Twitter account. We get that when celebrities use Twitter, it is basically to build a connect with their fans and use it as a publicity tool. While we totally understand...
  • President Pranab Mukherjee confers Padma awards 31-03-2014 04:25 PM

    New Delhi: Eminent scientist RA Mashelkar was on Monday conferred the Padma Vibhushan, the second highest civilian award, while acclaimed artiste Kamal Haasan and ace shuttler P Gopichand were among the 12 personalities conferred the Padma Bhushan by President Pranab Mukherjee in Delhi. Award winning actor Vidya Balan, coach of...
  • I don't have a political bent of mind: Vidya Balan 30-03-2014 10:04 AM

    Melbourne: National award-winning actress Vidya Balan, who is on a mini break from her hectic career, says she has no plans to join politics and will stick to her acting career. "I don't have a political bent of mind except that I will cast my vote like a responsible citizen...
  • Roles for women in films has changed, the remuneration hasn't, feels Katrina Kaif 28-03-2014 05:03 PM

    Mumbai: Lauding the number and nature of women-centric films in the country, Katrina Kaif however laments that there is no change in the remuneration for them in Bollywood ever since she joined the industry in 2003. "Since the time I entered the industry, the growth (of women-centric movies in Bollywood)...
  • Confirmed! Kangana Ranaut replaces Vidya Balan in Sujoy Ghosh's next 28-03-2014 11:04 AM

    Mumbai: Actress Kangana Ranaut has replaced Vidya Balan in Sujoy Ghosh's next film after the latter opted out of the project. "I would be doing the film with Sujoy. I am excited about it. It is a suspense thriller and beyond this I cannot reveal anything," Kangana said here last...
  • Will take another two years to face the camera: Shilpa Shetty 26-03-2014 10:30 AM

    Mumbai: Actress Shilpa Shetty says that if a project is not delayed, there is nothing wrong with no-pregnancy clause for actresses. "I don't think there is anything wrong with the clause. At the end of the day, we all are here to work and a lot of money is riding...
  • Queen, Gulaab Gang, Highway: Women in Indian cinema are finally claiming their rightful place 21-03-2014 11:03 AM

    New Delhi: Men, kindly take note. The women in Indian cinema tasted blood and they won't be satisfied with being just an arm candy anymore. In a male dominated industry, where a hero brings in the audience to the theatre every Friday, filmmakers are seemingly taking the risk to cast...
  • Will be joining the 'Fast and Furious' gang soon: Ali Fazal 19-03-2014 12:24 PM

    Mumbai: The shooting of Hollywood film "Fast & Furious 7", which had been postponed following actor Paul Walker's sudden demise in a car crash, will be resumed with a schedule in Abu Dhabi. Bollywood actor Ali Fazal will join the team. "Yes, I will be joining the 'Fast & Furious'...
  • 'Bobby Jasoos' attempts to break into a domain dominated by male actors, says Dia Mirza 15-03-2014 03:17 PM

    Mumbai: Actress-producer Dia Mirza feels women-centric films in Bollywood are mostly one-sided but things are now changing. Dia also said that there is a scope for such movies to be presented as wholesome entertainers for a larger audience. "Heroines have always been an essential part of films but their portrayal...
  • Aishwarya Rai, Vidya Balan most searched Indian women on Google 08-03-2014 04:15 PM

    New Delhi: Bollywood actress Aishwarya Rai has topped the list of 20 most searched successful Indian women on Google followed by Vidya Balan and UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi, an official statement said. Former Indian Police Service officer Kiran Bedi also features among the top ten, revealed a Google search trend...
  • IIFA Master Class Panel will have Kevin Spacey, Vidya Balan 08-03-2014 02:09 PM

    Tampa Bay (Florida): Hollywood actor Kevin Spacey will join Indian actor Vidya Balan at the IIFA (International Indian Film Academy) Master Class Panel to be held here next month. They will discuss trends in the movie industry. The Master Class panel is one of the myriad sub-events that takes place...
  • 'Supertraits of Superstars' documents the lives of 11 superstars 05-03-2014 06:39 PM

    I have always wondered what makes Super Stars who they are. Do they possess skills that regular people do not? Do they have that unique touch right since birth or does it take a lot for them to acquire and build on those skills, both in the professional and personal...
  • Winning Oscars is not too far away, says Vidya Balan 05-03-2014 01:28 PM

    Mumbai: Actress Vidya Balan said here today that she hopes to win an Oscar award. "I have never thought of winning an Oscar. Rather I never thought I would get the Padma Shri. I think God has been kind to me. I think getting Oscar award is not too far...
  • 'Shaadi Ke Side Effects' earns Rs 23 crore in four days 05-03-2014 09:55 AM

    New Delhi: Farhan Akhtar and Vidya Balan-starrer 'Shaadi Ke Side Effects' didn't create fireworks on the opening day but showed good growth over the weekend, say trade experts. Co-produced by Balaji Motion Pictures and Pritish Nandy Communications, the film is about the relationship of a young and urban married couple....
  • 'Shaadi Ke Side Effects' review: It is predictable but hopelessly fun 28-02-2014 10:33 PM

    Cast: Farhan Akhtar, Vidya Balan, Purab Kohli, Ila Arun, Ram Kapoor Director: Saket Chaudhury Early on in 'Shaadi Ke Side Effects', Sid (Farhan Akhtar) reveals his secret to avoiding confrontations with his wife Trisha (Vidya Balan): "When I'm in the wrong, I say sorry. When she's in the wrong, I...
  • 'Shaadi Ke Side Effects' Tweet Review: First day, first show 28-02-2014 10:04 AM

    New Delhi: Director Saket Chaudhary's 'Shaadi Ke Side Effects' is quirky take on life of a newly married couple played by Farhan Akhtar and Vidya Balan. The supremely talented actors pair up on screen for the first time and going by their past performances, 'Shaadi Ke Side Effects' promises to...
  • Farhan made me laugh a lot on 'Shaadi Ke Side Effects': Vidya Balan 24-02-2014 03:48 PM

    New Delhi: With his straight-faced jokes Farhan Akhtar found an easy bakra (scapegoat) in me, says Vidya Balan, his co-star in the upcoming film 'Shaadi Ke Side Effects'. "I love to laugh and Farhan loves to make people laugh so the 'funda' was very clear. He found an easy 'bakra'...
  • Vidya Balan: I don't regret doing 'Ghanchakkar' 24-02-2014 09:29 AM

    Mumbai: Actress Vidya Balan says she was disheartened with the failure of her last film 'Ghanchakkar', but dose not regret being a part of it. The Rajkumar Gupta directed comedy had Emraan Hashmi playing an ex-conman and Vidya played his Punjabi housewife. There were lot of expectations from the film...
  • Have calmed down a bit after marriage: Vidya Balan 23-02-2014 02:18 PM

    Mumbai: Actress Vidya Balan says an insecure relationship can have a negative impact on people's career. "If you are in an insecure relationship, you may not be happy and your career may go for a toss. But if you are in a happy relationship, it will only help you. "There...
  • 'Shaadi Ke Side Effects' has no similarity with my real life: Farhan Akhtar 21-02-2014 04:48 PM

    Mumbai: Actor Farhan Akhtar's forthcoming film 'Shaadi Ke Side Effects' portrays how an Indian husband yearns to have the life of a single man even after marriage, but he says the plot has no 'similarity' with his real life. In an interview, Farhan gets down to talking about the comedy...
  • Having Vidya in 'Shaadi Ke Side Effects' was a big relief: Farhan Akhtar 20-02-2014 05:40 PM

    New Delhi: Farhan Akhtar plays a quirky husband in his upcoming film 'Shaadi Ke Side Effects' and the actor says his character in the romantic-comedy completely relied on Vidya Balan, who is starring opposite him. Farhan said it was a big relief when director Saket Chaudhary told him that Vidya...
  • Vidya to promote 'Shaadi Ke Side Effects' on 'Bade Acche Lagte Hain' 20-02-2014 05:11 PM

    Mumbai: Actress Vidya Balan will make an appearance on popular TV show 'Bade Acche Lagte Hain'. This will be her second stint on the show. Vidya first featured on the show to promote her film 'The Dirty Picture' and gave some tips to Priya, the female protagonist of the show,...
  • I am not starting a family right now: Vidya Balan 15-02-2014 01:41 PM

    Mumbai: Squashing rumours of her pregnancy, actress Vidya Balan has said that 'right now' she doesn't see any possibility of starting a family. At an event to promote her forthcoming film 'Shaadi Ke Side Effects' Friday, when asked when does she plan to start a family, Vidya said: "Inshallah one...
  • 'Bobby Jasoos' is not just a detective film: Vidya Balan 08-02-2014 03:41 PM

    Mumbai: Vidya Balan is not concerned about the horde of detective films being made currently like 'Jagga Jasoos' and 'Byomkesh Bakshi'. The actress says that her film 'Bobby Jasoos' has something more to offer. Vidya says she is not looking at other films as competition. "It's a female detective film...
  • Thrilled to work on 'Bobby Jasoos': Dia Mirza 03-02-2014 04:48 PM

    Mumbai: Actress-producer Dia Mirza is thrilled to wrap-up the shooting of her upcoming Vidya Balan starrer 'Bobby Jasoos' in 51 days. Dia and Sahil Sangha's film, produced under their banner Born Free Entertainment, has completed principal photography on schedule. The film was shot over 51 days in a non stop...
  • I am a little scared of dating an actress: Shahid Kapoor 02-02-2014 10:38 AM

    Mumbai: Actor Shahid Kapoor says he is done dating actresses and is now scared thinking about it. Shahid will be seen in an upcoming episode of celebrity chat show 'Koffee with Karan'. He was asked by Karan who would he like to date and Shahid promptly replied "not an actress.......
  • My strength is writing and direction, says Farhan Akhtar 30-01-2014 03:21 PM

    Mumbai: Actor Farhan Akhtar says though he is presently enjoying acting, his real potential lies in writing and directing films. Before venturing into acting, Farhan, 40, directed, produced and wrote films. "I wanted to be associated with films, my strengths were in writing and direction. When I did films like...
  • Shaadi Ke Side Effects: Can Farhan prove his worth in a comedy? 30-01-2014 12:00 PM

    Mumbai: Farhan Akhtar says of all the films he has done as an actor till now, 'Shaadi Ke Side Effects' gave him the chance to do maximum comedy. "I got to do a lot of comedy in the film. The dialogues and the situations are very funny. I think out...
  • Dedicate Padma Shri honour to my family: Vidya Balan 26-01-2014 07:22 AM

    New Delhi: Named for the Padma Shri Saturday, Bollywood actress Vidya Balan found herself "running out of words" to describe her "gratitude". The National award winning talent, who is "overwhelmed", has dedicated the fourth highest civilian award to her family. "I'm thrilled. I'm overjoyed. I'm overwhelmed. I'm honoured. I'm humbled.....!...