Bollywood

  • Movies help me reach out to more Indians: Chetan Bhagat 19-04-2014 07:13 PM

    Mumbai: Four of Chetan Bhagat's five novels have been adapted for the big screen - the latest being '2 States', based on his book '2 States: The Story Of My Marriage'. The author says movies help him expand his reach among Indians. In an interview, he shares his experience with...
  • OMJ! Check out this funky song titled 'We Mix You Michael Jackson' from Kangana Ranaut's 'Revolver Rani' 19-04-2014 02:42 PM

    New Delhi: We are pretty sure that many pop-music lovers as well as an entire generation that grew up in the '80s misses legendary musician Michael Jackson immensely. But definitely not as much as 'Revolver Rani' composer Sanjeev Srivastava and lyricists Puneet Sharma and Shaheen Iqbal. Don't believe us? Check...
  • Real cops thank 'reel' cop 'Singham' in this video uploaded by filmmaker Rohit Shetty's team 19-04-2014 09:42 AM

    Mumbai: The makers of Ajay Devgn-starrer 'Singham' have come up with a video which shows police personnel acknowledging positive change in public perception about them due to the 2011 action film. Devgn is all set to reprise the role of Bajirao Singham in Rohit Shetty's second installment of 'Singham'. The...
  • Sunny Leone to host dating reality show 'MTV Splitsvilla' 19-04-2014 08:06 AM

    New Delhi: Indo-Canadian adult film actress Sunny Leone is back to where she started her career in Hindi showbiz - the small screen. She has signed up as the host of popular dating reality show 'MTV Splitsvilla', and she is excited. Sunny, who recently hosted MTV's 'Haunted Weekends' made inroads...
  • Dhanush heads to Goa for R Balki's next 18-04-2014 06:32 PM

    Mumbai: Tamil actor Dhanush is all set to begin shooting of his second Bollwyood film, to be directed by R Balki, in Goa. The 30-year-old actor made his Hindi film debut with Anand L Rai's 'Raanjhanaa' last year and earned accolades for playing a boy from Banaras. "En route to...
  • Rajinikanth, Amitabh Bachchan, Kamal Haasan: 10 powerful Bollywood actors we would like to see contesting elections 18-04-2014 12:35 PM

    There is no field of work in this country that hasn't been touched by Bollywood's radiant presence. The union of Bollywood and politics is nothing new. Plenty of Bollywood actors have found their space in the big, bad world of politics. There remain a few stars who haven't hopped on...
  • '2 States' tweet review: Tends to drag in parts, but it's enjoyable 18-04-2014 09:51 AM

    New Delhi: Chetan Bhagat's best selling novel '2 States' finally comes on the big screen. Ever since the book released, which was a few years ago, there have been speculations about which director and actors will be part of the project. Arjun Kapoor and Alia Bhatt play Krish and Ananya,...
  • '2 States': 10 amusing North and South Indian stereotypes to watch out for 17-04-2014 11:41 PM

    What do you mean, south Indians don't only eat idlis and dosas? And we have NEVER heard of a small-scale Punjabi wedding. Many cross cultural stereotypes like the ones mentioned above, are the chocolate filling in a warm, light croissant that is Alia Bhatt and Arjun Kapoor's dramedy '2 States'....
  • Is Bollywood divided at election time? 17-04-2014 11:17 PM

    Known to be fence sitters otherwise, many Bollywood biggies are voicing their stand this elections - and BJP's PM candidate Narendra Modi it appears has split Bollywood down the middle. While his son Salman Khan was seen vouching for senior Congress leader Gurudas Kamat, celebrated scriptwriter Salim Khan unveiled the...
  • Demure secretary. Gangster's aide. Taxi driver. War Correspondent: The evolving careers of women in Indian cinema in last 60 years 17-04-2014 02:32 PM

    The last few decades have seen the rise of career oriented women in Indian society. So has the portrayal of women in Indian cinema. Take a jog down memory lane and you'll recall how women in Indian movies have been teachers, doctors, nurses and office goers from the beginning of...
  • 'What does not affect you today, might knock at your door tomorrow': Bollywood celebrities ask citizens to vote wisely 17-04-2014 01:07 PM

    The Indian film industry, which prides itself on its secular image, appears to be taking sides for the first time during this Lok Sabha elections with several Bollywood A-listers asking people to vote "smart" and choose wisely. Here are some of the top tweets: ...
  • Filmmaker Shashank Udapurkar set to make a biopic on anti-corruption activist Anna Hazare's life 17-04-2014 07:46 AM

    Mumbai: Movie director Shashank Udapurkar said here today, that he has received a formal consent from Anna Hazare for making a biopic on the anti-corruption activist. "It took me long to complete the script on Anna. I had drafted seven scripts before finalising it, since it is a mammoth task...
  • Appeal to vote secularists divides Bollywood 16-04-2014 07:37 PM

    Mumbai: Hindi film industry, which prides itself on its secular image, appears to be taking sides for the first time during this Lok Sabha elections with some Bollywood A-listers asking people to vote "strategically" to protect the country's secular character. The collective appeal, brainchild of writer Anjum Rajabali and endorsed...
  • Yellow jeans, see-through shirts, thick, oiled braids: 13 fashion trends we cringed at in the 90s we want back now 16-04-2014 05:35 PM

    The 90s can be summed up as a decade where anything and everything was fashionable. One day it was the Juhi Chawla and the very next day every girl wanted to look like Raveena Tandon. Some tried to match the standards of Madhuri and most others wanted a Shilpa Shetty...
  • I've been a loyal Congress supporter, says Salim Khan 16-04-2014 02:40 PM

    Mumbai: A day after inaugurated BJP PM candidate Narendra Modi's Urdu website, scriptwriter Salim Khan has said that communalism must be eradicated from India. He said said that he has always been a loyal Congress voter. "I am a very loyal voter of the Congress. I have always voted for...
  • 'I took it so seriously, I went into method acting': In this old video interview, Shah Rukh describes the day of his marriage to Gauri 15-04-2014 02:30 PM

    Do you think you know Shah Rukh Khan very well? Maybe there are certain things from the early stages of his career that you're unaware of. Who doesn't know Gauri Khan and the cultural differences between SRK and Gauri. SRK made sure he didn't offend anybody's religious sentiments. "I wanted...
  • Farah Khan receives a brand new car from SRK as a gift 15-04-2014 01:01 PM

    Mumbai: Superstar Shah Rukh Khan knows how to make his friends feel special. He has gifted a brand new car to his 'Happy New Year' director and close buddy Farah Khan, who is "touched" with the gesture. "Look what I got!!! Thaaaank you @iamsrk. Touched n beyond, (sic)," Farah posted...
  • On a similar career path, but too new for comparison, says Kavita Barjatya of producer Ekta Kapoor 15-04-2014 07:44 AM

    Mumbai: The career path of producers Ekta Kapoor and Kavita Barjatya has similarities, but the latter doesn't find the comparisons just. If Ekta started her career with TV by making hit shows like 'Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi' and then shifting to filmmaking, Kavita too has ventured into the...
  • Imran Khan goes gaga over 'Kochadiyaan' animation 14-04-2014 06:57 PM

    Mumbai: Actor Imran Khan, who gave voice-over for animation film 'Rio 2', says southern matinee idol Rajinikanth's 'Kochadiyaan' marks a big leap for animation movies. "The fact that a star as big as Rajini sir has taken part in this (animation) process is obviously a big step forward. That is...
  • I am in awe of all the fresh talent: Amitabh Bachchan 14-04-2014 06:49 PM

    Mumbai: Few taste the degree of success that Amitabh Bachchan has in his over four decades as an actor. When the megastar was asked who from the current generation of actors can carry his baton forward, he said "I am in awe of all the fresh talent". He said: "I...
  • I've always wanted to be a part of 'Khatron Ke Khiladi': Mugdha Godse 14-04-2014 06:40 PM

    Mumbai: Mugdha Godse, the third contestant to be eliminated from 'Khatron Ke Khiladi 5', says she fulfilled her dream by participating in her favourite reality show. "I have been a fan of the show since it was telecast on international channels. I always wanted to be a part of it...
  • Sidharth Malhotra wraps up Mohit Suri's 'Ek Villian' shoot 14-04-2014 04:35 PM

    Mumbai: Newbie actor Sidharth Malhotra finished the shooting of Mohit Suri's 'Ek Villain'. The film will see Sidharth, 29, shedding his guy-next-door image and exploring his dark side for the first time. It also marks the return of Mohit after the success of 'Aashiqui 2' last year and stars Shraddha...
  • My role model for marketing films is Shah Rukh Khan: Varun Dhawan 14-04-2014 03:57 PM

    Mumbai: Varun Dhawan, who went all out for the publicity of his latest release 'Main Tera Hero', says superstar Shah Rukh Khan is his role model when it comes to film marketing. "My role model for marketing films is Shah Rukh Khan. He is unbelievable. Look at how he marketed...
  • Arjun Kapoor stole my heart and made me weep during '2 States': Mahesh Bhatt 14-04-2014 03:44 PM

    Mumbai: Filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt, who watched his daughter Alia Bhatt's third film '2 States', is happy to see her playing a different role. But it's her co-star Arjun Kapoor who stole the filmmaker's heart. "Alia is fantastic in a startlingly different role. But it is Arjun who stole my heart...
  • 'Dekh Tamasha Dekh' is a mix of comic and tragic socio-political capers, says director Feroz Abbas Khan 14-04-2014 10:22 AM

    Delhi: Two daily labourers are chatting away as they sit atop a shaky bamboo structure and try to fix a giant cut-out of a popular politician. "Kaun hai yeh h*****i," asks one to the other. "Aey, h*****i mat bol; yahan ka bahut bada leader hai," retorts the other, his voice...
  • Shatrughan Sinha feels thrilled to receive IIFA film reward 13-04-2014 12:38 PM

    Actor-politician Shatrughan Sinha, who would be bestowed with a special award at the upcoming International Indian Film Academy (IIFA), said he was thrilled with the honour. The 67-year-old veteran actor will be honoured for his outstanding contribution to Indian cinema at the IIFA awards this year, which is set to...
  • 'Bhoothnath Returns' makes Rs 4.7 crore on first day 13-04-2014 10:54 AM

    Mumbai: Amitabh Bachchan's latest movie 'Bhoothnath Returns', also starring child actor Parth Bhalerao in a key role, has managed to amass Rs.4.07 crore on its opening day. The film released Friday. Trade experts are expecting the numbers to increase substantially over the weekend due to the overwhelming word of mouth...