Entertainment

  • Actors singing in films is reflection of versatility: Akshay Kumar 1 week ago

    Mumbai: Bollywood actor Akshay Kumar has supported the growing trend of actors taking to singing in films, saying it shows their versatility. "What is wrong in actors singing a song? In Hollywood people act and sing at the same time... It is a hard thing to do. Earlier only comedians...
  • There are more dog lovers out there than there are action freaks: Akshay Kumar July 15, 2014

    Mumbai: Known as an action and comedy star, Bollywood's 'khiladi' Akshay Kumar, who delivered a hit with 'Holiday: A Soldier Is Never Off Duty', says he enjoys doing a range of movies for his fans, but loves the 'Heyy Babby' genre of entertainment most. In an interview, Akshay has spoken out...
  • Filmmaker Madhur Bhandarkar to head entertainment and sports committee at the Indian Merchants' Chamber July 10, 2014

    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 president, hopes...
  • Pak cancels licenses of 3 Geo TV channels for allegations against ISI May 21, 2014

    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 Electronic...
  • Akshay Kumar: Would prefer a gap of at least 5 months between my films May 20, 2014

    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 release...
  • 'It's Entertainment' is a fun film, enjoyed doing it: Sonu Sood May 20, 2014

    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 told...
  • Rajkumar Hirani is our idol, say 'It's Entertainment' writers Sajid-Farhad Samji May 20, 2014

    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 May 20, 2014

    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 Abhishek. "I...
  • Cannes Film Festival begins with the premiere of 'Grace of Monaco' May 15, 2014

    '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' April 28, 2014

    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. I...
  • US wrestling star The Ultimate Warrior dies at 54: WWE April 9, 2014

    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 of...
  • Salman Khan starrer 'Jai Ho' gets entertainment tax exemption in Uttar Pradesh February 2, 2014

    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, the...
  • Kapil Sharma shows off Indian of the Year award on his show January 7, 2014

    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 January 2, 2014

    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 her...
  • Deepika Padukone bags three BIG Star Entertainment awards December 31, 2013

    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 December 21, 2013

    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 team...
  • News 360: CNN-IBN's Indian of the year 2013 ceremony December 20, 2013

    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 December 20, 2013

    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 year...
  • Ban likely on animal shows, circus industry struggles to survive December 28, 2013

    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 Great...
  • Virgin America's sassy safety video is branding at its best October 31, 2013

    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 October 30, 2013

    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 March',...
  • Supreme Court refuses to put a stay on Formula 1 race, adjourns case till Nov 1 October 25, 2013

    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. Two...
  • Akshay-Tamannah's 'It's Entertainment' to have an item number October 22, 2013

    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 the film...
  • No below-the-belt comedy in 'It's Entertainment': Sajid Farhad October 21, 2013

    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," Sajid...
  • Watch: The 'happy team' of Chennai Express on its success August 26, 2013

    Shah Rukh Khan and Rohit Shetty on the box office success of Chennai Express and more. ...
  • Airtel launches 'Rs 1 Entertainment Store' August 17, 2013

    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...
  • Swiss shop owner apologises to Oprah Winfrey for racist remark August 9, 2013

    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 August 6, 2013

    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 Chief...
  • UP govt exempts Bhaag Milkha Bhaag from entertainment tax August 1, 2013

    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 approved a...
  • Dia Mirza: Never been crushed by the industry's perception July 11, 2013

    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...