Actresses

  • Women should empower themselves first: Khusboo April 11, 2012

    Kochi: Tamil actress and DMK politician, Khusboo Sundar, asked women to empower themselves before asking for women's empowerment in Parliament or Assembly. "Why speak of women's empowerment? Kerala is 100 per cent literate. But how many women are career oriented? Quite surprising not many," the 41-year-old said while addressing management...
  • Asin honoured by Kerala government March 29, 2012

    Mumbai: Getting an award is always special but receiving one from one's own community and hometown adds an extra dimension to the experience. Though Asin Thottumkal is tied up with the promotions of her upcoming film and travelling, she took time off recently to make a trip to Thiruvananthapuram where...
  • Winslet's fears over nude scene in 'Titanic 3D' March 29, 2012

    London: Actress Kate Winslet is apprehensive about how her naked scene in the 1997 film 'Titanic' will look in the movie's forthcoming 3D Version. "I'm not going to look. I'll be in the bar by that point. I wish I hadn't shown so much flesh but I was young and I...
  • Assertive women and macho men in Bollywood now March 28, 2012

    New Delhi: The script has changed in Bollywood in the last 60 years - the women are more worldly, the men more macho and the cinema itself more techno-savvy, almost as good as Hollywood, says veteran cinema writer and critic Bhaichand Patel. "The women in Hindi cinema are more assertive though...
  • US sheriff sentenced for dispute with wife March 20, 2012

    San Francisco: San Francisco's sheriff has been sentenced to three years' probation and must undergo a domestic violence programme for a New Year's Eve dispute with his Venezuelan actress wife. Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi's sentence today was part of a deal struck with prosecutors over allegations that he bruised his wife's arm. Mirkarimi...
  • Shillpi Sharma joins Bhandarkar's 'Heroine' cast March 11, 2012

    Mumbai: After doing films like 'Style', 'Jo Bole So Nihaal' and 'Thank You', model-turned-actress, Shillpi Sharma has been signed for Madhur Bhandarkar's, 'Heroine', which has Kareena Kapoor in the lead role The actress has shot a couple of scenes for the film. "Madhur, a family friend, approached me for the role. He...
  • Vidya on Top: The story of 'Kahaani' March 9, 2012

    Actress Vidya Balan talks about the story of 'Kahaani', 'Dirty Picture' and more. ...
  • Kannada model-actress writes book on Rahul February 27, 2012

    New Delhi: Clad in denims, a cotton kurti and a big blue "bindi" and with a marked Kannada accent, the dusky model, movie actress and doctoral fellow from Bangalore is an unlikely political commentator. Meet Lakshmi Priya, an emerging writer who released her political comment, "Rahul Gandhi: The Great Warrior...
  • Oscar watch: Catch the nominations February 25, 2012

    Rajeev Masand takes you through the nominations for Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Director and Best Film for the Academy Awards. ...
  • Mumbai: Actress beaten up for 'soliciting customers' February 23, 2012

    Mumbai: Two years back, Goregaon locals had barged into the local Saroj Guesthouse to bash up women and pimps reportedly engaged in prostitution, and got the lodge closed. Last week, a similar incident took place in the suburb. Residents of Motilal Nagar gathered around the residence of a Bhojpuri actress...
  • Oscars 2012: Nominees in the Best Actress category February 22, 2012

    The Oscar nominees for the Best Actress include Rooney Mara for 'The girl with the dragon tattoo'. ...
  • HC rejects Nithyananda disciple's bail plea January 7, 2012

    Chennai: Madras High Court has rejected the anticipatory bail plea of former disciple of controversial self-styled godman Nithyananda and another person, who apprehended arrest in connection with a blackmail complaint. The complaint by one Nithya Atma Prabhananda had accused the duo - Lenin alias Dithya Dharmanantha and K Kumar - ...
  • Sharmila's transition from an actress to 'begum' January 2, 2012

    Bhopal: Sharmila Tagore's transition from an acclaimed Bollywood actress to the matriarch of the former royal family of Bhopal was evident during her recent visit to this City of Lakes, where she settled family feuds and intervening in issues relating of the Haj. Sharmila, known as Begum Ayesha Sultana to people...
  • I wanted to spend some time alone: Veena Malik December 20, 2011

    Making a public appearance, Pakistani actress Veena Malik said her disappearance was not a planned publicity stunt. ...
  • Veena Malik secretly returns to Pakistan December 18, 2011

    New Delhi: If media reports are to be believed then missing Pakistani actress Veena Malik has silently returned to Pakistan. Apparently she arrived in Pakistan through Wagah border for renewal of her visa. Veena is likely to stay in Lahore with some of her friends. Veena Malik had come to India...
  • Marathi actress arrested for running sex racket November 30, 2011

    Pune: The social security cell (SSC) of Pune police have arrested 52-year-Marathi actress of yesteryears for her involvement in a prostitution racket run at a row house in Orchid Palace society on NIBM road, Kondhwa. The actress was identified as Padmaja Vishwanath Bapat has been booked under several sections of...
  • Tollywood actor Swastika meets with an accident November 3, 2011

    Burdwan, West Bengal: Popular Bengali actor Swastika Mukherjee and three others, including the driver of their vehicle on way to Durgapur, were injured in a head-on collision with a truck on Durgapur Expressway near Saktigarh in Burdwan district. The other two injured were her make-up person and an officer of a...
  • Iranian actress Marzieh will not receive lashes October 29, 2011

    Tehran: Iranian actress Marzieh Vafamehr, who was sentenced to 90 lashes after appearing in an Australian movie, has been released from a prison in her country, human rights group Amnesty International said. Vafamehr was arrested in July and sentenced to a year in jail and 90 lashes for her role in...
  • Iranian actress sentenced to 90 lashes October 12, 2011

    Melbourne: Actress Marzieh Vafamehr has been sentenced to a year in jail and 90 lashes by an Iranian court for her role in an Australian film on the limits imposed on artists in the Islamic republic. The film 'My Tehran for Sale' which won the 2009 Independent Spirit Inside Film award...
  • Vyjayanthimala is my role model: Hema Malini September 19, 2011

    Mumbai: Actress Hema Malini said Vyjayanthimala has always been a "role model" and like an "elder sister" to her. The legendary actress who turned 75 Aug 13 was felicitated at a programme held Sunday night. "I am grateful to get an opportunity to felicitate Vyjayanthimalaji. She was one of the most...
  • Sacked driver attempts to rape TV actress July 30, 2011

    Mumbai: Television actress Ekta Tiwari, best known for her lead role in 'Tere Mere Sapne', has filed a complaint of attempted rape against her former driver, accusing him of molesting, assaulting and threatening her in her Bhayander flat on Thursday night. According to the Navghar police, Tiwari stays alone...
  • Alleged Marilyn Monroe porn film to be auctioned July 21, 2011

    Los Angeles: One of the only two known copies of an alleged porn short film starring screen icon Marilyn Monroe is being auctioned at Buenos Aires film collecting festival. The initial price of the print is $ 500,000 at the auction, which takes place from August 6 to 7 at the...
  • Blouse to bikini: Search for B'wood's ultimate sex symbol June 3, 2011

    New Delhi: The story goes, when actress Sharmila Tagore walked into photographer Dheeraj Chawda's studio one day in the early 1960s for a photo shoot for a magazine cover, all she carried was a small purse and a pair of oversized glares fashionable at that time. "Where is your change of...
  • Cop depressed after being slapped by actress May 25, 2011

    The incident was telecast across television news channels and has caused a flutter among Shivkumar's family members, thereby adding to his embarrassment. The traffic cop who was allegedly assaulted by Kannada television actress Maitreyi, claims to have slipped into depression after the incident and wants to be granted leave. M Shivkumar, attached...
  • Juhi Chawla talks about Rajinikanth and SRK May 25, 2011

    An actress, a producer, and co-owner of the Kolkata Knight Riders Juhi Chawla talks about her two former co-stars who have been in the news lately. ...
  • Zsa Zsa Gabor emerges out of coma May 23, 2011

    London: Ailing actress Zsa Zsa Gabor, who slipped into coma last week, has emerged from her comatose state, her husband Prince Frederic Von Anhalt has said. The 94-year-old screen icon was earlier rushed to a Los Angeles hospital on May 17 for an emergency stomach operation, reported Contactmusic. Anhalt announced that there...
  • Bollywood beaten back at National Film Awards May 19, 2011

    New Delhi: The 58th National Film Awards brought the spotlight back on regional cinema with Malayalam film 'Adaminte Makan Abu', a simple yet evocative narrative of a man's pursuit of religion, winning best feature and its lead actor Salim Kumar picking up the best actor award. The prestigious awards, which were...