Debut

  • Watch: A scene from Zohra Sehgal's debut film 'Dharti Ke Lal' July 11, 2014

    Zohra Sehgal was already an accomplished dancer-choreorapher when she made her debut in KA Abbas's 'Dharti Ke Lal' in 1946. The dancer had traveled the world with Uday Shankar's troupe and had started her own dance institute along with her husband Kameshwar Sehgal. While the role was a character role,...
  • Filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt to make his acting debut in 'Siddhartha'; will play a Buddhist monk May 13, 2014

    While daughter Alia Bhatt is riding high on the success of her two films 'Highway' and '2 States', father Mahesh Bhatt is all set to make his acting debut in Mukul Misra's 'Siddhartha'. Bhatt, who is an established filmmaker, tweeted pictures of his look from the film. Bhatt will be...
  • Nargis Fakhri to make her Hollywood debut opposite Jason Statham March 12, 2014

    Mumbai: Bollywood actress Nargis Fakhri will be playing the role of a secret agent in her debut Hollywood film to be directed by Paul Feig. "She (Nargis) will be seen as a sexy agent in a Fox production starring Jason Statham of 'Transporter' fame and Melissa McCarthy who was last...
  • Susan Boyle to star in a new TV drama February 24, 2014

    Los Angeles: Scottish singing sensation Susan Boyle is set to play a singing lighthouse keeper in a new TV project. The 52-year-old singer debuted in Hollywood last year by playing a church warden's wife Eleanor Hopewell in John Stephenson-directed movie 'The Christmas Candle', reported Digital Spy. "She's very excited," Boyle's agent said....
  • Christie's make a sizzling debut in India, Rs 23.7 crore for painting December 21, 2013

    International auction house Christie's made a sizzling debut in the country by putting under the hammer 79 art works at over Rs 102 crore, including Rs 23.7 crore for a Vasudeo Gaitonde painting, a record price for a work of an Indian artist. "I believe that the success of tonight's sale...
  • Mohammad Shami records India's best fast-bowling debut November 8, 2013

    It's difficult to recall when, if ever, did an Indian pacer bowled with the kind of fire Mohammad Shami breathed at the Eden Gardens on Friday. It not only decimated the West Indies, earned India an innings win inside three days and gifted Sachin Tendulkar a win in his 199th...
  • Mohammad Shami grabs Ishant's Test spot with both hands November 6, 2013

    Not many called that: Mohammad Shami playing ahead of Umesh Yadav and Ishant Sharma in a Test match. But MS Dhoni had his cards sorted, close to the chest but sorted. And Shami turned out to be the ace in those cards with a four-wicket spell on debut at the...
  • Ranji Trophy important but no guarantee for selection: Tendulkar October 27, 2013

    Lahli: Sachin Tendulkar might have taken the Ranji route to prepare for his swansong Test series but he has no qualms in conceding that a good performance in the country's premier cricket tournament is no guarantee for a berth in the Indian national side. The 40-year-old, who would call time on...
  • Fatima Bhutto turns novelist, pens debut fiction work October 20, 2013

    Writer-activist Fatima Bhutto has penned her debut novel which encounters the life of three brothers and two women in a small town in the troubled tribal region of Waziristan near the Afghanistan border. "The Shadow of the Crescent Moon", published by Penguin, chronicles the lives of people trying to live and...
  • Ajit Agarkar retires from all forms of cricket October 17, 2013

    Mumbai: Ajit Agarkar, the Mumbai player who established the record for taking the fastest fifty wickets in ODIs, on Wednesday announced his retirement from all forms of cricket from immediate effect. The 35-year-old allrounder who was involved in some magnificent Indian victories - both home and away, decided to call it...
  • Anil Kapoor makes debut on small screen by '24' August 23, 2013

    Anil Kapoor who makes his debut with '24' on colors says that this is the best role in his career and he could not have asked for a better role. The show is the Indian version of hit international TV series '24' and will be aired on Colors channel. ...
  • Standards are slipping in Formula One: Mark Webber August 7, 2013

    Red Bull driver Mark Webber said the standard of drivers in Formula One has fallen since he entered the sport 11 years ago. Webber, who is quitting F1 at the end of the season to join Porche, believes today's grid is not as strong as it was in 2002. "When I was...
  • It feels like a dream: Mohit Sharma August 2, 2013

    Bulawayo: Only the second Indian cricketer to be adjudged Man of the Match on ODI debut, pacer Mohit Sharma said it all felt like a dream even though he was preparing for this moment for a long time. Mohit's 2 for 26 in 10 overs, including three maidens, in the fourth...
  • Mohit Sharma cashes in on his ODI opportunity August 2, 2013

    Bulawayo: After Ambati Rayudu in the first ODI and Jaydev Unadkat in the second, it was Mohit Sharma's turn to impress as India's second-string side produced another stirring debutant. On ODI debut against a weak Zimbabwe side, Mohit turned in a solid performance: 10-3-26-2 to stymie Zimbabwe's batsmen and help...
  • After 13 Tests, Cheteshwar Pujara makes his ODI debut August 1, 2013

    Bulawayo: After 13 Test matches, from which he has scored two double-centuries, talented Saurashtra batsman Cheteshwar Pujara was on Thursday handed his first ODI cap. Pujara was chosen to open the innings with Rohit Sharma in the fourth ODI against Zimbabwe, thus becoming the 198th Indian to receive an ODI...
  • Rayudu showed that one should never lose hope: Jadeja July 26, 2013

    New Delhi: Former India ODI captain Ajay Jadeja feels that Ambati Rayudu's international debut will be an inspiration for all those "eternal hopefuls" who want to don the national colours. "If I can remember, Rayudu started playing first-class cricket when I was playing for India. It took him 10 long years...
  • Suraj Pancholi is very much a part of 'Hero' remake: Subhash Ghai July 18, 2013

    Mumbai: Filmmaker Subhash Ghai said that he and actor Salman Khan stood by their commitment to launch Suraj Pancholi in the remake version of 1983 film 'Hero'. Ghai further said that model-actress Jiah Khan suicide case will have no bearing on the newcomer's debut. Speculations were rife that Suraj, son...
  • Force India cancel Rossiter's F1 practice debut June 28, 2013

    Wet conditions at the Silverstone race track have forced Sahara Force India to cancel James Rossiter's Formula One Practice debut ahead of the first practice for the British Grand Prix. Rossiter is the simulator driver for Force India and was scheduled to drive Adrian Sutil's VJM06 during the first practice...
  • Nearly 42, legspinner Pravin Tambe is oldest IPL debutant May 7, 2013

    Jaipur: At 41 years and 212 days, little-known legspinner Pravin Tambe on Tuesday became the oldest debutant IPL history - having never played a single first-class match. Tambe, who hails from Maharashtra, was handed his IPL cap at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium here and performed creditably by conceding 30 runs...
  • Intel prepares for TV debut; to compete with Apple, Google, Amazon March 19, 2013

    San Francisco: Intel Corp's media group has been on a hiring spree as it prepares to launch an Internet television service later this year, underscoring the chip maker's seriousness about the new business. Intel Media is now looking to add 60 people to its staff of over 300, said spokesman Jon...
  • Sri Lankan-origin Agar may debut for Aus in Chennai February 15, 2013

    Chennai: The 19-year-old Australian spinner of Sri Lankan-origin, Ashton Agar, could be in for a surprise debut against India in the first Test in Chennai after Cricket Australia decided to keep him in India for some more days, reported The West Australian. Agar was added to Australia's touring squad to India...
  • Newsmaker of the Day: Asha Bhosle January 30, 2013

    In a career spanning more than six decades, Asha Bhosle has done it all as a playback singer. And now at the age of 80, Asha is set for her debut film as an actor. 'Mai' releases on Friday. ...
  • Asha Bhosle makes acting debut with 'Mai', film to release on Friday January 30, 2013

    In a career spanning more than six decades, Asha Bhosle has done it all as a playback singer. And now at the age of 80, Asha is set for her debut film as an actor. ...
  • B-grade actress Shakeela to direct clean films January 22, 2013

    Kochi: Shakeela, who was the star of B-grade super hit Malayalam films, is back but says that she is here to direct and not to act in movies. She also clarified that her directorial venture would be a clean movie. In 1990s and early 2000, she was hugely popular among movie...
  • It's important I don't get distracted: Jiwanjot Singh November 5, 2012

    New Delhi: On Sunday at the PCA Stadium in Mohali, the 21-year-old Jiwanjot Singh became only the fifth Indian batsman – and 14th of all time – to score a double-century on debut. The right-hand opener marked his first innings for his home state of Punjab with a fine 213,...
  • 'Sachin Tendulkar was always destined to be great' October 29, 2012

    IBN18 editor-in-chief Rajdeep Sardesai recalls Sachin Tendulkar's hundred on Ranji Trophy debut....
  • Sachin Tendulkar was always destined to be great October 27, 2012

    Hello and welcome once again to DRS, my very own personal space where we talk matters cricketing. Let me rewind the clock a bit today because I am going to talk out about Sachin Tendulkar and the Ranji Trophy. That’s right, the Ranji Trophy. Because after many years he is...
  • Renee Zellweger to make directorial debut September 7, 2012

    Los Angeles: Bridget Jones star Renee Zellweger is set to make her directorial debut with comedy 4 1/2 minutes. The 43-year-old actress will also star in the film opposite Johnny Knoxville, which is based on the life of stand-up comedian Dov Davidoff, The Hollywood Reporter said. The film follows lead character...
  • Karnataka to miss out on Aamir's TV debut show May 4, 2012

    Bangalore: Karnataka is going to miss out on Aamir Khan's much anticipated TV debut, 'Satyamev Jayate', and this is because the film and TV industry has self enforced a ban on dubbing. It's perhaps one of the most anticipated television shows of the year. It's a ban that's self imposed and...