BOLLYWOOD INTERVIEW

  • A candid chat with Kay Kay Menon May 26, 2011

    Kay Kay Menon, the management graduateturnedactor who has been in Bollywood for over a decade, feels cinema is being misused as most of them are riding on marketing gimmicks while content has taken a backseat. "Marketing has taken over content today and I have serious objections to that. It is the...
  • I'll go to Cannes every year now: Minissha Lamba May 22, 2011

    The 16 hours of detention at the Mumbai airport for allegedly carrying undeclared jewellery were harrowing but actress Minissha Lamba says the authorities were "very, very, friendly" and the time was spent chatting about various things, including her experience at Cannes. "We had a very lively 16hour session," said the Well...
  • RGV's film is not about Neeraj Grover murder case May 6, 2011

    Director Ram Gopal Varma has denied reports that his Not A Love Story is based on the murder case of Neeraj Grover, creative director with the TV production house Synergy Adlabs who was killed in 2008, saying the matter is subjudice and it is not possible to make a film...
  • Linkup rumours part of our business: Bipasha May 2, 2011

    After her breakup with longtime beau John Abraham, Bipasha Basu is now being linked to her Singularity costar Josh Hartnett. But the dusky beauty is unperturbed and believes linkup rumours are a part of her profession."Linkup rumours don't bother me any more. At the end of the day, whatever two...
  • It's difficult to please dad: Nasser's son May 1, 2011

    Actormusician Imaad Shah shares a friendly relationship with his father Naseeruddin Shah, a veteran actor, but says as a professional it's an uphill task to please him as he is the most critical person he has ever come across. "He (Naseeruddin) is quite a harsh critic with everybody and applies the...
  • Serious talk with Lara Dutta April 30, 2011

    Hindi film heroines still get little chance to take on the burden of a film and end up playing wife, girlfriend or love interest, says actorproducer Lara Dutta, explaining that the name of her production company Bhigi Basanti is a tongueincheek take on how they are viewed in Bollywood. "Basanti obviously...
  • Not comfortable with nudity: Priyanka Chopra April 30, 2011

    Though she has portrayed many bold characters on the silver screen, Bollywood actress Priyanka Chopra says she is not comfortable with nudity in films. The 28yearold, who has done steamy scenes in films like Andaaz, Aitraaz and Fashion among others, says that among the few things that she would not indulge...
  • Filmi gyaan by Rahul Bose April 29, 2011

    Actor Rahul Bose, known for his meaningful cinema as well as social activism, believes a handful of films cannot bring change in society. For that, there should a collective effort by filmmakers and government bodies to educate the masses. "Change only happens with people who are ready to change, and the...
  • A candid interview with Ekta Kapoor April 28, 2011

    Bored of the idiot box, TV tzarina Ekta Kapoor is fearlessly entering the bedroom space with films like Love Sex Aur Dhokha, Ragini MMS and Dirty Picture. But she says titillating the audience is not her agenda as Indians don't have to go to movie theatres to watch sex. "There is...
  • Teteetete with Sonakshi Sinha March 23, 2011

    Actress Sonakshi Sinha wants to prove that she is truly Dabangg when it comes to her professional career. Brushing aside the rumours that she wants to refrain from doing item numbers, the actress came out saying that she is not scared of doing them. The 23yearold, who has shown her dancing...
  • Preity lost more than 7 kilos for a film March 21, 2011

    After two years' break from acting, Preity Zinta has decided to wear the grease paint, but before that she has to get back in shape."This year for me is about getting back into movies and the entertainment industry. I had let myself go for some time because I had taken...
  • Katrina has found new confidence March 16, 2011

    From her breakup with Salman Khan to her linkup with Ranbir Kapoor, Katrina Kaif's personal life is constantly under the scanner. The Britishborn actress says the unrelenting attention does affect her sometimes but she has learnt to cope with the pressures."We are human beings and sometimes it does affect us...
  • Bollywood gives thumbs up to women power March 8, 2011

    Male Bollywood stars like Anupam Kher, Abhishek Bachchan and Vivek Oberoi admit that women are superior to men, while female actors like Shabana Azmi and Bipasha Basu hope for more woman power on the 100th International Women's Day Tuesday. Here's what some of the actors had to say on microblogging site...
  • Ranbir's plea on Women's Day March 8, 2011

    Bollywood star Ranbir Kapoor says his sister Riddhima had an edge over him because she is a girl and hopes every girl child in the country is lucky enough to enjoy that kind of importance in the family. He also welcomes women's empowerment in filmdom. "On International Women's Day I salute...
  • Asha Bhosle makes her debut in acting March 3, 2011

    Singing legend Asha Bhosle is ready to don a new role. She is making her acting debut in a Hindi film at the age of 77. Acting, she says, will not be a challenge because it runs in her family and singing too involves a certain degree of acting. "When I heard...
  • Vidya in bolder avatar in 'Dirty Picture' February 3, 2011

    Bollywood actress Vidya Balan says the audience will see her in a "bolder avatar" in the upcoming movie Dirty Picture. "It doesn't get bolder than this," said Vidya. The movie is based on the life of Silk Smitha, one of the most popular sex sirens of the mid eighties in the South...
  • 'It is a fairy tale come true' : Kriti Malhotra January 24, 2011

    A simple Pune girl who aspired to be a fashion designer suddenly landed a role in Kiran Rao's Dhobi Ghat. She gets talking about how her life changed completely thereafter. What do you prefer acting or costume designing? I dont think that I can choose between the two. I have always been...
  • I will never call myself a star: Anushka Sharma January 24, 2011

    Anushka Sharma received a lot of appreciation for her work in the Yash Raj film Band Baaja Baaraat (BBB) and will be next seen in Nikhil Advanis Patiala House that releases on February 11. Anushka Sharma says that her life has changed in many ways after the success of...
  • Nineyearold fan inspires Abhishek Bachchan January 20, 2011

    Bollywood actor Abhishek Bachchan was impressed by the endeavour of nineyearold Aishwarya Sharma, the youngest ever to file a Right to Information (RTI) query for removal of a garbage disposal site in front of her school. Abhishek met his young fan in the capital during the CNN IBN Citizen Journalist awards...
  • Is Bollywood losing faith in award ceremonies? January 20, 2011

    The number of award ceremonies is growing in Bollywood, but many stars seem to be disillusioned with them. Aamir Khan was the first to boycott them, now Ajay Devgn has joined him, and others too feel there is no space for genuine talent at such events meant to garner publicity. "I...
  • No IPL, I'm not a billionaire: Saif Ali Khan January 20, 2011

    A few of his Bollywood peers own an IPL team. But Saif Ali Khan says he has moved on from his dream of owning an Indian Premier League (IPL) team since he is 'not a billionaire' and wants to focus on acting and production instead. "We were at one point considering...
  • 'A woman can be in love with two men at a time': Chitrangada January 19, 2011

    When we met this sexy siren, she seemed disturbed. She is peeved with the constant rumours linking her with the much older director Sudhir Mishra. Negative rumors absolutely upset me. Sudhir found me, he got me here and we have a rapport. Everybody is entitled to their camps and friends...
  • Abhay Deol likes to be different January 16, 2011

    He loves dark humour and likes to keep people guessing what his next film will be. Maverick actor Abhay Deol has now signed on for political thriller Shanghai and he says he plays "not a very nice man". "I look for stuff that perhaps is not seen before in our industry,...
  • Mallika Sherawat on TV January 15, 2011

    Bold and beautiful Mallika Sherawat says most of her films are for adults and so she turned to television as it would help her connect with those below 18. She also feels strongly about providing a platform to talent from small towns. Mallika is scorching the small screen as a judge...
  • 'Acting is my mehbooba': Dharmendra January 3, 2011

    Dharmendra's Yamla Pagla Deewana will hit the theatres on January 14. The actor is going all out to promote his film. What brought you back on the silver screen? It has been 50 years that I am part of the Hindi film industry. The only force that drives me even today is...
  • Priyanka is going through bouts of nervousness January 2, 2011

    Bollywood actress Priyanka Chopra looks back at the past decade with pride, but hints that she is a little nervous about what the future holds for her. Nevertheless, she is raring to go. "Today woke up with a strange sense of nervousness, fear maybe.. Worry also.. Wondering what direction life will...
  • Pakistani actress' catfight January 1, 2011

    Meera is not happy with the way Veena conducted herself on the reality show Bigg Boss 4. She says, "Veena Malik is acting very cheap. The way she presented herself in front of Indian audiences is not right. She is denigrating the image of Pakistani women. This is not how...
  • Rani Mukerji's confessions January 1, 2011

    Rani Mukerji, who comes from a film family and has been active in the industry for 13 years, says she was nave and innocent but has become smarter with time. "From the time I began to now the only change in me has been that I have become more confident. I...
  • Expensive action sequences in 'Agent Vinod' December 21, 2010

    Mumbai: Producer Saif Ali Khan has asked his Agent Vinod director Sriram Raghavan to shoot three very expensive action sequences. "I will have only three action sequences. But I won't compromise on quality. I've spent considerable time writing the action sequences into the script. Now comes their execution," Sriram said. The next...
  • Unknown stars: Neeta Lulla, costume designer December 15, 2010

    Neeta Lulla is a designer who has invested many years in the Hindi film industry. Recalling her long journey in fashion and films, Neeta says, I never wanted to be a part of the film industry. I wanted to be a fashion choreographer. Debut in movies But life had something else planned...