Bollywood Interview

  • A candid chat with Kay Kay Menon 26-05-2011 09:02 AM

    Kay Kay Menon, the management graduate-turned-actor 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...
  • I'll go to Cannes every year now: Minissha Lamba 22-05-2011 11:56 AM

    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 16-hour session," said the...
  • RGV's film is not about Neeraj Grover murder case 06-05-2011 05:02 PM

    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...
  • Link-up rumours part of our business: Bipasha 02-05-2011 11:36 AM

    After her break-up with long-time beau John Abraham, Bipasha Basu is now being linked to her Singularity co-star Josh Hartnett. But the dusky beauty is unperturbed and believes link-up rumours are a part of her profession."Link-up rumours don't bother me any more. At the end of the day, whatever two...
  • It's difficult to please dad: Nasser's son 01-05-2011 05:03 PM

    Actor-musician 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...
  • Serious talk with Lara Dutta 30-04-2011 04:15 PM

    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 actor-producer Lara Dutta, explaining that the name of her production company Bhigi Basanti is a tongue-in-cheek take on how they are viewed in Bollywood. "Basanti...
  • Not comfortable with nudity: Priyanka Chopra 30-04-2011 09:40 AM

    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 28-year-old, who has done steamy scenes in films like Andaaz, Aitraaz and Fashion among others, says that among the few things that she would not...
  • Filmi gyaan by Rahul Bose 29-04-2011 12:32 PM

    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...
  • A candid interview with Ekta Kapoor 28-04-2011 11:59 AM

    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...
  • Tete-e-tete with Sonakshi Sinha 23-03-2011 11:00 AM

    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 23-year-old, who has shown her...
  • Preity lost more than 7 kilos for a film 21-03-2011 10:46 AM

    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 16-03-2011 11:35 AM

    From her break-up with Salman Khan to her link-up with Ranbir Kapoor, Katrina Kaif's personal life is constantly under the scanner. The British-born 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 08-03-2011 04:00 PM

    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 micro-blogging...
  • Ranbir's plea on Women's Day 08-03-2011 03:52 PM

    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...
  • Asha Bhosle makes her debut in acting 03-03-2011 11:21 AM

    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...
  • Vidya in bolder avatar in 'Dirty Picture' 03-02-2011 12:08 PM

    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...
  • 'It is a fairy tale come true' : Kriti Malhotra 24-01-2011 01:01 PM

    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 don’t think that I can choose between the two. I have...
  • I will never call myself a star: Anushka Sharma 24-01-2011 12:40 PM

    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 Advani’s ‘Patiala House’ that releases on February 11. Anushka Sharma says that her life has changed in many ways after the success of BBB....
  • Nine-year-old fan inspires Abhishek Bachchan 20-01-2011 12:09 PM

    Bollywood actor Abhishek Bachchan was impressed by the endeavour of nine-year-old 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...
  • Is Bollywood losing faith in award ceremonies? 20-01-2011 11:56 AM

    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....
  • No IPL, I'm not a billionaire: Saif Ali Khan 20-01-2011 11:39 AM

    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...
  • 'A woman can be in love with two men at a time': Chitrangada 19-01-2011 02:13 PM

    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 16-01-2011 10:48 AM

    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...
  • Mallika Sherawat on TV 15-01-2011 11:28 AM

    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...
  • 'Acting is my mehbooba': Dharmendra 03-01-2011 11:24 AM

    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...
  • Priyanka is going through bouts of nervousness 02-01-2011 01:21 PM

    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...
  • Pakistani actress' catfight 01-01-2011 11:15 AM

    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 01-01-2011 11:01 AM

    Rani Mukerji, who comes from a film family and has been active in the industry for 13 years, says she was naïve 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....
  • Expensive action sequences in 'Agent Vinod' 21-12-2010 01:55 AM

    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....
  • Unknown stars: Neeta Lulla, costume designer 15-12-2010 04:28 PM

    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...