Entertainment

  • Filmmaker Madhur Bhandarkar to head entertainment and sports committee at the Indian Merchants' Chamber 10-07-2014 08:30 AM

    Mumbai: National Award-winning filmmaker Madhur Bhandarkar has been roped in as the chairman of the expert committee on entertainment, media and sports of the Indian Merchants' Chamber (IMC), the premier trade and industry body. Before Bhandarkar, Karan Johar, Manmohan Shetty and Balkrishna Shroff had headed the committee. Prabodh Thakker, IMC...
  • Pak cancels licenses of 3 Geo TV channels for allegations against ISI 21-05-2014 09:34 AM

    Islamabad: The licences of three television channels of the Geo TV network were on Tuesday suspended by Pakistan's electronic media watchdog for levelling allegations against the country's powerful spy agency ISI. The licences of Geo News, Geo Tez and Geo Entertainment have been suspended untill May 28 by the Pakistan...
  • Akshay Kumar: Would prefer a gap of at least 5 months between my films 20-05-2014 07:43 PM

    Mumbai: At a time when his contemporaries are doing one film a year, Akshay Kumar has six releases lined up but the actor says he would prefer a few months' gap between his releases. Akshay has 'Holiday', 'It's Entertainment', 'Gabbar', 'Baby', 'Shaukeen' and 'Singh Is Bling' - lined up for...
  • 'It's Entertainment' is a fun film, enjoyed doing it: Sonu Sood 20-05-2014 03:54 PM

    Mumbai: Actor Sonu Sood, who has mostly been part of action films, will soon be seen in comedy film 'It's Entertainment'. The actor found the genre challenging, but says the film's makers eased out the experience for him. "'It's Entertainment' is a fun film and I enjoyed doing it," Sonu...
  • Rajkumar Hirani is our idol, say 'It's Entertainment' writers Sajid-Farhad Samji 20-05-2014 03:28 PM

    Mumbai: Writer duo Sajid-Farhad Samji, who are making their debut as directors with Akshay Kumar starrer 'It's Entertainment', say they keep the family audiences in mind while writing a story. Sajid and Farhad have previously written the scripts of films like 'Bol Bachchan', 'Housefull 2', 'Ready', 'Golmaal Returns' and 'Golmaal...
  • Maneka Gandhi launches the trailer of 'It's Entertainment' featuring Akshay Kumar and a cocker spaniel 20-05-2014 10:52 AM

    Mumbai: Bharatiya Janata Party leader and animal rights activist Maneka Gandhi Monday unveiled the trailer of Akshay Kumar starrer 'It's Entertainment'. She praised the film for being the first movie where animals were treated well. 'It's Entertainment', directorial debut of successful writer duo Sajid-Farhad, also features Tamannaah Bhatia and Krushna...
  • Cannes Film Festival begins with the premiere of 'Grace of Monaco' 15-05-2014 10:07 AM

    'Grace of Monaco' starring Nicole Kidman in the role of Hollywood star Grace Kelley was premiered at the 67th Cannes Film Festival. The film also has an Indian connection as it has been financed by Yash Raj Film's international wing YRF Entertainment. ...
  • Pakistani cricketer Shoaib Akhtar judges a special episode of 'Entertainment Ke Liye Kuch Bhi Karega' 28-04-2014 07:09 PM

    Mumbai: Pakistani cricketer Shoaib Akhtar Monday shot here for a celebrity special episode of Indian talent reality show 'Entertainment Ke Liye Kuch Bhi Karega' with Bollywood celebrities Farah Khan and Anu Malik. He was "amazed" at the talent. "I was very excited and was looking forward to the special episode....
  • US wrestling star The Ultimate Warrior dies at 54: WWE 09-04-2014 11:34 AM

    The Ultimate Warrior, one of US professional wrestling's most celebrated athletes, has died at the age of 54, days after being inducted into the World Wrestling Entertainment Inc Hall of Fame, the company said late on Tuesday. "WWE is shocked and deeply saddened to learn of the passing of one...
  • Salman Khan starrer 'Jai Ho' gets entertainment tax exemption in Uttar Pradesh 01-02-2014 11:06 PM

    Newly released movie 'Jai Ho', featuring Salman Khan who had recently performed in Saifai Mahotsav, was given entertainment tax exemption by the Uttar Pradesh government. Earlier, Madhuri Dixit's 'Dedh Ishqiya' was also exempted from entertainment tax. Dixit, before release of the movie, had also participated in the 'Mahotsav' in Saifai,...
  • Kapil Sharma shows off Indian of the Year award on his show 07-01-2014 09:02 PM

    Kapil Sharma who was recently declared as the CNN-IBN Indian of the Year in the entertainment section for the outstanding success of his TV show 'Comedy Nights With Kapil' showed off his trophy at the sets of his comedy show. ...
  • Saif-Soha to Farhan-Zoya: Sibling power in entertainment 02-01-2014 02:30 PM

    Farhan + Zoya Akhtar Farhan is the more versatile of the Akhtar siblings, making a name for himself as a director, actor and singer, but Zoya, too, has stamped her class in the industry with award-winning films like Luck By Chance and Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara. Word has it that...
  • Deepika Padukone bags three BIG Star Entertainment awards 31-12-2013 09:23 AM

    Mumbai: Actress Deepika Padukone won three awards at the BIG Star Entertainment awards including best actress in romantic and comedy role. The 4th edition of The BIG Star Entertainment Awards, presented by Reliance Broadcast Network Ltd, is instituted to honour talent and potential within India's Film and Television fraternity. Padukone,...
  • Indian of the Year award: Kapil Sharma beats Deepika, Shah Rukh in the entertainment category 20-12-2013 11:00 PM

    New Delhi: Stand up comedian Kapil Sharma has been declared as the Indian of the Year in the entertainment section. He has got this award for the outstanding success of his TV show 'Comedy Nights With Kapil'. Deepika Padukone , Shah Rukh Khan, Farhan Akhtar for Bhaag Milka Bhaag and...
  • News 360: CNN-IBN's Indian of the year 2013 ceremony 20-12-2013 09:41 PM

    The countdown has begun to the grand finale of CNN-IBN's Indian of the Year 2013. We have shortlisted nominees in the categories of business, entertainment, sports, politics and public service. ...
  • CNN-IBN Indian of the Year 2013 to be announced tonight 20-12-2013 09:28 AM

    New Delhi: There are just a few more hours till the big announcement on who will be CNN-IBN's Indian of the Year 2013. The winners will be announced on Friday evening. CNN-IBN shortlisted nominees in the categories of business, entertainment, sports, politics and public service. Nominees for Indian of the...
  • Ban likely on animal shows, circus industry struggles to survive 18-12-2013 10:16 AM

    New Delhi: Once the favourite form of entertainment for families on holidays, the 130-year-old Indian circus industry is struggling to survive. CNN-IBN tried to find out what the circuses are doing to remain in business even as the government considers banning all animal performances. At an evening show at the...
  • Virgin America's sassy safety video is branding at its best 30-10-2013 05:11 PM

    New Delhi: There is no denying the fact that airlines use multiple gimmicks to help customers pay attention to their safety instructions. But roping in a nun and using robot rap and contortionists to jazz up a pre-flight safety video does sound a bit hilarious, right? To have an edge...
  • Media, entertainment industry of South India to double by 2017 30-10-2013 04:08 PM

    New Delhi: The size of media and entertainment industry in South India is expected to almost double to Rs 43,600 crore by 2017 from around Rs 23,900 crore now, according to a joint study by Deloitte and FICCI. The report, titled 'Media and Entertainment in South India - the Digital...
  • Supreme Court refuses to put a stay on Formula 1 race, adjourns case till Nov 1 24-10-2013 01:17 PM

    Supreme Court has refused to put a stay on Formula 1 race on Friday after a petition was filed to put the mega event on hold for alleged tax default. The court has adjourned the matter till November 1st which means the event will take place on Saturday as scheduled....
  • Akshay-Tamannah's 'It's Entertainment' to have an item number 22-10-2013 11:22 AM

    New Delhi: The film is titled 'It's Entertainment' and its lead pair Akshay Kumar and Tamannah are set to make it entertaining by shooting a promotional song for the movie. Writer duo Sajid-Farhad are making their directorial debut with 'It's Entertainment'. Sajid told IANS: "We have shot 80 percent of...
  • No below-the-belt comedy in 'It's Entertainment': Sajid Farhad 21-10-2013 10:49 AM

    Mumbai: Writer duo Sajid-Farhad are busy directing their debut film 'It's Entertainment' and say it is a clean family film. "It is absolutely a clean film. We are known for family-oriented films like 'Singham', 'Golmaal', among others. There is no below-the-belt comedy in our film. It's a complete family film,"...
  • Watch: The 'happy team' of Chennai Express on its success 26-08-2013 06:17 PM

    Shah Rukh Khan and Rohit Shetty on the box office success of Chennai Express and more. ...
  • Airtel launches 'Rs 1 Entertainment Store' 17-08-2013 11:20 AM

    New Delhi: Bharti Airtel said it has launched 'Rs 1 entertainment store' which will allow users to download services such as music, games, videos and photos for one rupee. "Virtual Rs 1 Entertainment Store offers a wide range of exciting mobile content (including music, videos, games and photos) and Internet...
  • Swiss shop owner apologises to Oprah Winfrey for racist remark 09-08-2013 09:51 PM

    Geneva: Oprah Winfrey said she had a racist encounter while shopping in Switzerland and the national tourist office and the shop owner have apologised. The billionaire media mogul told the US program "Entertainment Tonight" that a shop assistant in Zurich refused to show her a black handbag priced at $38,000...
  • Delhi gets notice on BCCI's plea against entertainment tax demand 06-08-2013 04:57 AM

    The Delhi High Court on Monday issued notice to the city government on a plea of BCCI challenging its demand for payment of entertainment tax on the money received so far from the sponsors for the IPL and T20 matches held in Delhi since 2008. A division bench of Acting...
  • UP govt exempts Bhaag Milkha Bhaag from entertainment tax 01-08-2013 07:33 PM

    The Uttar Pradesh government on Thursday decided to exempt Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra directed Milkha Singh biopic "Bhaag Milkha Bhaag" and a children's film from entertainment tax for a limited period. The decision was taken during the cabinet meeting chaired by Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav held here. The cabinet...
  • Laugh out loud

    Voice Over |  Rajen Garabadu
    Stress is the ultimate leveller. No one is free from it. In the world we live, it touches the lives of each and every one,...

  • Dia Mirza: Never been crushed by the industry's perception 11-07-2013 10:23 AM

    Macau: She was a teenager when she won the coveted Miss Asia Pacific title in 2000 and, since then, Dia Mirza has been smiling away as an actor, social worker and now, as a producer. But she is glad that she has been able to evade the "pretense" which often...
  • Hiten Tejwani to do a film with Akshay Kumar 30-06-2013 11:24 AM

    Hiten Tejwani to do film with Akshay Kumar Mumbai: Popular TV actor Hiten Tejwani will be seen alongside Bollywood star Akshay Kumar in a movie titled 'Its Entertainment'. The film marks the debut of writer duo Sajid-Farhad as directors. They had earlier written dialogues for films like 'Bol Bachchan', 'Housefull...