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  • Abhishek Bachchan: I would be more comfortable in producing a film without me acting in it October 18, 2014

    Mumbai: Actor Abhishek Bachchan, who tasted success as a producer with the National Award winning film 'Paa', says he's not a huge fan of producing movies. However, he's okay with the job as long as he isn't acting in the project as well. "I hate producing films. It's just that I...
  • Sridevi's 'English Vinglish' becomes the second highest Bollywood grosser after '3 Idiots' in Japan August 2, 2014

    New Delhi: Sridevistarrer "English Vinglish" has amassed USD 420,000 at the Japanese box office, as it continues its dream run in international markets. It is said to have become the second highest Hindi film in Japan after "3 Idiots". The movie, backed by Eros International, set the cash registers ringing at the...
  • Love getting into new looks for my films: Vidya Balan June 30, 2013

    New Delhi: Vidya Balan is often praised for her acting skills and is not one to fear experimenting with her looks. She says the right combination of makeup, hair, clothes and body language is very important for an actor. "Makeup, hair, clothes, body language, accessories and accent are the important tools...
  • How Vidya Balan defied the norms with her marriage December 16, 2012

    New Delhi: There was a time when Vidya Balan was working as Radhika Mathur in TV soap 'Hum Paanch' and was patiently waiting for her big break. Such time could test the patience and guts of anybody but she was determined to make her presence felt. Vidya was getting dropped...
  • Amitabh Bachchan's best films in last ten years October 11, 2012

    New Delhi: After going through a low phase, the career of megastar Amitabh Bachchan, who turns 70 Thursday, has been on a roll since 2000. From 'Mohabbatein' to 'Paa', the actor has brought various characters alive on screen in the last decade, which in some way or the other is...
  • Tamil Review: 'English Vinglish' is an engaging film October 7, 2012

    Is language a barrier to communicate our emotions? Wonder why people look down or take jibe at those who lack knowledge of English? Director Gauri Shinde has set out to find answers to these questions through 'English Vinglish'. Sridevi is back to play the female protagonist, and Gauri Shinde treads the...
  • English Vinglish: Sridevi's 10 scenes to watch out for October 5, 2012

    New Delhi: A matchless cook, a caring mother, a perfect homemaker and an expert in making laddoos, Shashi Godboles character in English Vinglish is so beautifully crafted that it looks very close to reality. Tired of becoming a butt of jokes at social gatherings, Shashi aka Sridevi decides to take...
  • Focussing on quality films: Abhishek Bachchan July 25, 2012

    Mumbai: It takes a good business sense for an actor to become a good producer. A perfect example is set by Abhishek Bachchan who believes in the simple formula of making quality films within the right budget and giving boxoffice collections prime importance over moolah from corporate tieups and sale...
  • 'English Vinglish' promo was Balki's idea: Director July 4, 2012

    Mumbai: When it comes to ad filmmaking, Gauri Shinde doesn't need any guidance. But for her first feature film English Vinglish, which marks Sridevi's comeback to the big screen, she takes useful tips from her husband, director R Balki, as he has already proved his mettle with Cheeni Kum and...
  • English Vinglish: Sridevi plays an insecure woman June 5, 2012

    New Delhi: Actress Sridevi's comeback film 'English Vinglish' was written with only her in mind, says producer R. Balki, whose wife Gauri Shinde has directed the movie. "'English Vinglish' is a very special film for me because it marks the comeback of Sridevi, possibly one of the greatest performers. It was...
  • Taruni said her goodbyes before the plane crash May 17, 2012

    Mumbai: Before she left on Friday for the Nepal trip, Taruni hugged all her friends and said to them, 'I'm meeting you guys for the last time'," said 15 yearold Vriti Menghrajani, Taruni Sachdev's best friend. "When we asked her why she said that, she laughed and said she was just...
  • 'Paa' actor Taruni's father to bring back her body May 17, 2012

    Mumbai: Even as they reeled from the shock of losing their loved ones, relatives of five of the 13 Indian passengers who died in the Nepal plane crash had to perform the painful task of flying to Kathmandu yesterday, in order to claim the bodies of their relatives. A total...
  • 'Paa' child actor Taruni among Nepal crash victims May 15, 2012

    Mumbai: She began acting at the age of six and went on to costar with Amitabh Bachchan in 'Paa' in 2009. Taruni Sachdev, who became a popular child artiste with over 50 commercials to her credit, is most remembered as the Rasna girl with Karisma Kapoor. She also acted in...
  • Bachchans shocked at 'Paa' coactor Taruni's death May 15, 2012

    Mumbai: Megastar Amitabh Bachchan has expressed shock over the death of child artist Taruni Sachdev, who played his school friend in 'Paa', in Monday's plane crash in Nepal. "Just reading that Taruni Sachdev the girl child artist in 'Paa', has perished in Nepal plane crash .. please god may this not...
  • 'Paa' child actor Taruni dies in Nepal plane crash May 15, 2012

    Kathmandu: Indian child artist Taruni Sachdev was among those who died in the Nepal plane crash on Monday. The 14yearold had a cameo in the Amitabh Bachchanstarrer 'Paa' and acted in numerous southern language films. She had also featured in over 50 commercials, including one with Karishma Kapoor. Taruni's mother...
  • Amitabh Bachchan teams up with R Balki again April 7, 2012

    Singapore: After directing Amitabh Bachchan in 'Cheeni Kum' and 'Paa', director R Balki is working on another project which will star Bachchan. Balki said he is writing a story and will start working on the movie soon for a next year release. "I am aiming to complete the script by...
  • Vidya Balan is a brave actress: Sujoy Ghosh February 12, 2012

    Mumbai: Filmmaker Sujoy Ghosh talks about the importance of Kolkata in 'Kahaani' and how Vidya Balan's success rate will effect his film's fortunes Has The Dirty Picture's success been a gamechanger for Kahaani? It definitely ensures me a good opening but I am not sure if it is a gamechanger because this...
  • Shah Rukh Khan wants to work with Vidya Balan January 16, 2012

    Mumbai: Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan says he is looking forward to working with Vidya Balan. "She is a wonderful actor. I haven't seen 'The Dirty Picture' but I will see it tomorrow. I have seen 'Ishqiya' on DVD and I just loved her performance. I have also seen 'Paa',"...
  • Parents of disabled kids look for filmmakers November 28, 2011

    Panaji: If Aamir Khan's 'Taare Zameen par' (TZP) triggered a ripple of social consciousness visavis autism, three women have come to IFFI this year armed with scripts and story ideas, aimed to carpet bomb the 'intellectual disability' cause further. Shalini Gupta, Neena Wagh and Kusum Tiwari all mothers of intellectually...
  • Working class malady Bollywood's onscreen illnesses! December 3, 2010

    New Delhi: Progeria, paraplegia, anterograde amnesia Bollywood's current portrayal of unusual ailments might be drawing applause from the elite, but it is leaving front benchers baffled. If Hrithik Roshan's recent portrayal of a paraplegic who appeals for euthanasia in Sanjay Leela Bhansali's Guzaarish is any indication, the working class audience...
  • Won't stop working, haven't done enough: Amitabh October 25, 2010

    New Delhi: Amitabh Bachchan, who turned 68 this month, is in no mood to hang up his boots because the megastar feels he is not done yet. Despite an experience of over 40 years in front of the camera and having clinched his fourth National Award last Friday as best actor...
  • Vidya Balan in ABCL's next venture? October 5, 2010

    New Delhi: Vidya Balan is considered as a lucky mascot for the Bachchans' production house and it is being rumoured that she may feature in their next venture too. AB Corp Ltd's Paa, which starred Vidya along with Amitabh and Abhishek Bachchan, not only received rave reviews, but also won four...
  • E Tonight: Get to know the stars of 'Anjaana Anjaani' September 16, 2010

    This show helps to know who grabbed the spotlight this week in the world of films and entertainment. ...
  • 'National award important success for AB Corp' September 16, 2010

    New Delhi: Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan, who was declared the Best Actor at the 57th National Film Awards for his performance in Paa on Wednesday, says the honour is very important for his production house AB Corp Ltd. "I thank the government of India and the National Awards committee for this...
  • Playing Auro was quite challenging: Amitabh September 15, 2010

    On India at 9, CNNIBN EditorinChief Rajdeep Sardesai spoke to Amitabh Bachchan on his winning National Award for 'Paa'. ...
  • Big B on winning National Award for 'Paa' September 15, 2010

    Amitabh Bachchan used the occasion to dedicate the award to the director of the movie, R Balakrishnan. ...
  • National Awards for 'Kutty Srank', Rituparno, Big B September 15, 2010

    New Delhi: Malayalam film "Kutty Srank" has got the National Award for best film while Amitabh Bachchan bags his third National Award for his performance in "Paa", it was announced in new Delhi on Wednesday. Rituparno Ghosh got the National Award for best director for the film "Abohoman", filmmaker Ramesh Sippy...
  • 'Paa' to be screened at Krakow Film Festival April 11, 2010

    Megastar Amitabh Bachchan's hit film Paa on a child suffering from progeria is slated to be screened at the The International Festival of Independent Cinema in Krakow, Poland. The event will be held on April 1625. "We are taking Paa there...Its a pity that this is the only film that shall have...
  • Superstars vs Actor Children April 1, 2010

    Stars come and go but they leave a marksuch that their performances are embossed in the minds of the audience. And very few manage to reach their level of expertise. In such a situation when their future generation (read sons and daughters) take their place a comparison is bound to...