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  • Why Rani Mukerji as Shivani Shivaji Roy in 'Mardaani' gives Bajirao Singham and Chulbul Pandey a run for their money August 22, 2014

    New Delhi: In one of the first scenes in 'Mardaani', Rani Mukerji is shown in an undercover avatar, wearing a typical Maharashtrian sari, complete with earrings, bindi, bangles and her hair in a simple plait. She carries a blue cloth bag (the kind used to buy and carry vegetables) ...
  • My song 'Munni badnaam' earned over Rs 100 crore, but I never got a single penny, says music composer Lalit Pandit August 22, 2014

    New Delhi: Music director Lalit Pandit may have earned huge applause for his creation 'Munni Badnam' from Salman Khanstarrer 'Dabangg', but it didn't help him earn any monetary benefit. In an exclusive interaction with IBNLive.com, the music composer spoke to us about the battle which the music directors are fighting...
  • The Rs 100 crore trap: Why blockbusters like 'Singham Returns' and 'Kick' sell out strong female characters and settle for Supermen August 20, 2014

    New Delhi: His muscles are palpable from under his snugfitting khaki uniform. His walks with purpose, his face giving nothing away, his demeanour grim. The handlebar moustache and the aviator sunglasses add that extra rugged quality to his look. From the point of view of filmmaker Rohit Shetty, his hero,...
  • Last to arrive at the crime scene in the '70s, to opening a scene in 2014 with fists flying: How the Ray Banwearing supercop is the new Indian Police in Hindi cinema August 14, 2014

    New Delhi: The film opens with a rugged cop chasing a bunch of goons. With lot of background noise and odd scuffles, the goons finally give up and face the cop. The police officer, wearing a crisp, snugfitting khaki uniform glares at them through his Ray Bans and then calmly,...
  • Salman Khan becomes the first Bollywood actor to make seven Rs 100 crore films in a row July 29, 2014

    New Delhi: Salman Khan, a trendsetter in many ways, has today taken the 'Rs 100 crore club' concept to a whole new level. The coveted, yet unofficial 'club' per say, is the league of films that made more than Rs 100 crores, regardless of its making cost. Many actors so far...
  • I did the item song in 'Gabbar' for a friend: Kareena Kapoor April 3, 2014

    Mumbai: 'Fevicol', the number she performed with Salman Khan in 'Dabangg 2', was meant to be her career's last item song, but Kareena Kapoor has broken her no-item-song policy for the sake of friendship. When her close friend Shabina Khan asked her to do an item song in 'Gabbar', which stars...
  • I have always lived under Anurag's shadow: Abhinav Kashyap February 7, 2014

    New Delhi: Abhinav Kashyap admits he's always lived under the tutelage of his elder brother and acclaimed filmmaker Anurag Kashyap, but his recordbreaking directorial debut 'Dabangg' helped him come into his own. Considering himself fortunate to have a gifted sibling like Anurag, he also admitted learning the nuances of filmmaking from...
  • Salman Khan's 'Jai Ho' fails to make gazillion rupees, is this the end of the world? January 29, 2014

    New Delhi: This is unbelievable. Something that most of the trade pundits wouldn't have accepted just six days ago. Is the charisma fading or is it just the beginning of a new era when the audience will see a new, improved Salman Khan! The initial collections of 'Jai Ho' are...
  • Vidya Balan to Sonakshi Sinha: Curves make a comeback in Bollywood January 16, 2014

    New Delhi: Curvy actresses are in vogue. The likes of Sonakshi Sinha and Huma Qureshi are the antithesis of the anorexic look, the socalled sizezero, once a fad in filmdom. The game changers have, by the sheer craft of their acting, managed to turn any perceived disadvantages of their figures...
  • Item girl tag is derogatory and silly: Malaika Arora Khan January 9, 2014

    Mumbai: Actress Malaika Arora Khan, whose popular dance numbers like 'Chaiyya Chaiyya', 'Munni Badnam Hui' have raised the bar for her contemporaries to match her style, finds the item girl tag 'derogatory and silly'. "I don't like the term 'item girl'... Why not look at it (item song) as a special...
  • 10 dialogues that have Salman Khan written all over them December 27, 2013

    New Delhi: Salman Khan was born on December 27, 1965. Today, on his 48th birthday, we have compiled a list of his ten most popular dialogues. In last 45 years, Salman has reinvented himself as an actor and that also changed his choice of films. This exercise ultimately resulted in...
  • 'Munna Bhai, Sallu Bhai' first look to be unveiled on Salman Khan's birthday December 24, 2013

    Mumbai: Director Muazzam Beg will unveil the first look of his film 'Munna Bhai, Sallu Bhai', said to be inspired by Salman Khan and Sanjay Dutt's lives, on 'Dabangg' star's birthday. Salman will turn 48 on December 27 and the cast and crew of the film have arranged a cake cutting...
  • Aamir Khan: I'm really waiting to see Salman Khan's 'Jai Ho' December 20, 2013

    Mumbai: Superstar Aamir Khan feels that Salman Khan is growing as an actor with every film. "I have noticed that over the last twothree years his (Salman Khan) work has improved a lot. I loved his 'Dabangg'. I think he is growing as an actor," Aamir told reporters here. Salman...
  • Bullett Raja: How to become a gangster in 10 easy steps November 30, 2013

    New Delhi: Saif Ali Khan's association with UP's underworld has touched a new level now. With 'Bullett Raja', he has done his bit to redefine the aura of gangsters. In an attempt to become the Dabangg of localised gangsters, he followed the path that have been treaded by the likes...
  • Salman Khan is not upset with me: Sonakshi Sinha November 17, 2013

    Mumbai: Actress Sonakshi Sinha says all is well between her and 'Dabangg' costar Salman Khan and that he is not upset with her over anything. There were reports that Salman was miffed with Sonakshi as she turned down a film offer from Arbaaz and the superstar, but she rubbishes such...
  • Sonakshi Sinha's brother defends her broad frame November 13, 2013

    Mumbai: Sonakshi Sinha has often faced criticism for her voluptuous frame but her brother, actor Luv, questions why other 'more overweight' people are ignored. "She (Sonakshi) is a hardworking girl. In our industry why do we only talk about few people and ignore those who are even more overweight," Luv said...
  • Salman Khan open to support football teams October 20, 2013

    Mumbai: Superstar Salman Khan, a sports lover, won't mind lending his support to a football team. On the sidelines of Milind Deora's fifth Football Tournament here Friday, Salman was asked by reporters if he has plans to own or support a football team in future. He said: "Yes, if I can...
  • Much ado about nothing: Amitabh on meeting Salman October 12, 2013

    New Delhi: Megastar Amitabh Bachchan finds nothing eyebrowraising about meeting and talking to actor Salman Khan, who is his daughterinlaw Aishwarya Rai's former boyfriend. Just earlier this week, Amitabh happened to meet Salman and Tabu at a studio here, and he enquired about Salman's health. "I keep meeting him (Salman). He was...
  • I'm not interested in acting: Malaika Arora Khan October 10, 2013

    Mumbai: Malaika Arora Khan, who turned producer with 2010 superhit 'Dabangg', says she has no plans to return to acting but is open to item numbers. "Now I am enjoying making films. I am really enjoying being a producer. It is a very different aspect in my life, so that's what...
  • Salman Khan: Mass entertainer films will die eventually October 2, 2013

    Mumbai: Superstar Salman Khan, who brought mass entertainers back to life with films like 'Wanted', 'Ready' and 'Dabangg', feels that this space might die soon as it is now being overdone. A new wave of actionmasala entertainers was created by Salman and choreographerturneddirector Prabhu Deva with 'Wanted' in 2009. The film earned...
  • Will Ekta Kapoor's film establish Luv Sinha in Bollywood? October 1, 2013

    New Delhi: Actor Luv Sinha has signed a 'big' film project with producer Ekta Kapoor. However, no further details of the movie are known as yet. "We will soon be working together and it's definitely going to be a big project, the exact details of which we will be announcing soon,"...
  • 100 crore club good sign for Indian cinema: Subhash Ghai September 7, 2013

    Singapore: The '100 crore rupee club' formed by the blockbuster Indian films indicates the expansion of cinemas and benefits the industry at large, feels director-producer Subhash Ghai. "As far as these 100 crores, 200 crores and 300 crores (are concerned), this is the expansion of business model," Ghai said at a...
  • Sonakshi Sinha: I've never been offered offensive roles August 16, 2013

    Mumbai: Actress Sonakshi Sinha, who has who has made a mark for herself in showbiz with movies like 'Dabangg' and 'Rowdy Rathore', says no filmmaker has ever offered her any role which may have been offensive. "I have never been offered any roles which may be offensive. People know 'She is...
  • I want to do a film based on Pinki Pramanik: Deepak Dobriyal July 28, 2013

    After getting trained under eminent theatre personalities, Deepak Dobriyal began his film journey with 'Maqbool'. He is soon coming up with his ambitious project 'Chor Chor Super Chor'. He talks about his journey and future endeavours in a candid chat with IBNLive's Rohit Vats. ...
  • Sonakshi Sinha mentors Akshay Kumar, forgets her dance steps July 25, 2013

    New Delhi: 'Dabangg' star Sonakshi Sinha tried teaching dance moves to actor Akshay Kumar, but ended up forgetting her own steps. The 'Once Upon A Time In Mumbaai Dobara' actors recently shot for Colors Eid special 'JashanEEid'. While rehearsing together, Sonakshi tried to teach Akshay his steps and she constantly corrected him...
  • I needn't give advice to Salman Khan: Arbaaz Khan June 29, 2013

    Mumbai: Salman Khan, one of Hindi film industry's commercially most successful actor, completes his silver jubilee in Bollywood this year. His younger brother, actorfilmmaker Arbaaz Khan says Salman's own decisions have helped his career to flourish all through the years. "Salman has had a flourishing career by making his own desisions,"...
  • Salman Khan hitandrun case: Sessions court likely to give order today June 24, 2013

    Mumbai: The Mumbai Sessions Court is likely to give its order in actor Salman Khan 2002 hitandrun case on Monday. In February, a Magistrate Court had ordered that there is enough evidence to charge the 'Dabangg' actor with culpable homicide not amounting to murder. The actor had then challenged the...
  • 5 Salman Khan films that are celebrated in 'Yamla Pagla Deewana 2' June 8, 2013

    New Delhi: The Deols are back with their latest venture 'Yamla Pagla Deewana 2', but there is one Bollywood superstar who is an integral part of the film without being physically seen in it. Bobby Deol plays Gajodhar Singh in the film who adopts a new name Prem (tring!) to...
  • Singing is easier than acting: Mamta Sharma May 13, 2013

    Mumbai: Playback singer Mamta Sharma, well known for her super hit item numbers like 'Munni badnam hui', 'Anaarkali disco chali' and 'Fevicol se', says singing is easier than acting and she has her own reasons for that. "I must tell you, singing compared to acting it's very easy because you sit...
  • Item numbers are important, says singer Mamta Sharma April 29, 2013

    Mumbai: The trend of adding "item songs" in Hindi films to spice up things and attract eyeballs continues to find favour in Bollywood, and playback singer Mamta Sharma remains in demand for this genre. Filmmakers Tigmanshu Dhulia, Abhinav Kashyap and Indra Kumar will be having item numbers in their upcoming movies...