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  • Sajid Nadiadwala to host big bash to celebrate twin successes of 'Highway' and '2 States' 23-04-2014 07:49 PM

    Mumbai: Producer Sajid Nadiadwala, who is in Warsaw shooting with Salman Khan for his directorial debut 'Kick', is kicked by the opening reports of his new production '2 States'. He now plans a very big celebration bash for the twin successes this year of his 'Highway' and '2 States'. Speaking...
  • Election Commision officials seize Rs 7 lakh of unaccounted cash ahead of LS polls 23-04-2014 03:22 PM

    A man was held in Pauri with unaccounted Rs 7 lakh in cash with authorities suspecting that the money was being taken to influence voters. Mohammad Saleem was held by a vigilance team of the Election Commission when he was found carrying Rs 7 lakh in a bag and did...
  • I'm a Punjabi and I think Arjun Kapoor in '2 States' is the wimpiest Punjabi guy I have ever come across 23-04-2014 10:48 AM

    New Delhi: Where do we get our ideas about how people belonging to different communities behave, think and react? We learn it by observing our friends, colleagues, also neighbours, but it is Bollywood that has a big influence. Take for example Abhishek Varman's '2 States' which is based on Chetan...
  • On Chetan Bhagat's birthday, these are 10 life lessons we learnt from his books 22-04-2014 12:33 PM

    New Delhi: He may have received criticism for his writing time and again, but there is no denying that Chetan Bhagat is one of India's most successful writers. The former investment banker who turned 40 on Tuesday is perhaps the only author who has had all his books adapted into...
  • Ukraine peace deal falters as rebels show no sign of surrender 22-04-2014 07:43 AM

    Kiev: An international agreement to avert wider conflict in Ukraine was faltering on Monday, with pro-Moscow separatist gunmen showing no sign of surrendering government buildings they have seized. US and European officials say they will hold Moscow responsible and impose new economic sanctions if the separatists do not clear out...
  • Alia Bhatt-Arjun Kapoor's '2 States' collects Rs 38.06 crore in opening weekend 21-04-2014 07:41 PM

    Mumbai: Abhishek Varman's debut directorial '2 States' managed to collect Rs.38.06 crore in its opening weekend. The audience is loving it for its slice-of-life portrayal of two lovers from different states of the country. While it made Rs.12.42 crore on its opening day April 18, '2 States' managed a business...
  • 'Mr India' is a classic example of special effects and emotions coming together perfectly: Arjun Kapoor 21-04-2014 02:44 PM

    Mumbai: Arjun Kapoor, who is working with his dad Boney Kapoor for the first time in 'Tevar', holds him in high regard for his vision and creativity. The young actor feels his father's decision to make sci-fi film 'Mr India' way back in 1987 proved that he's much ahead of...
  • A fashion student's guide to chic Alia Bhatt's '2 States' 21-04-2014 12:48 PM

    All those who saw Alia Bhatt in that opulent wedding ensemble in '2 States' must have been swayed by her look for once. And why not, when it's India's avant- garde couturier Manish Malhorta decking up the diva, the magic is bound to happen. Manish's creation is known for its...
  • Deadly gun attack in eastern Ukraine shakes fragile Geneva accord 21-04-2014 11:49 AM

    Reuters: At least three people were killed in a gunfight in the early hours of Sunday near a Ukrainian city controlled by pro-Russian separatists, shaking an already fragile international accord that was designed to avert a wider conflict. The incident triggered a war of words between Moscow and Ukraine's Western-backed...
  • Chetan Bhagat: Hitting the right notes with Bollywood 20-04-2014 04:06 PM

    New Delhi: He churns out bestsellers which tempt filmmakers to lend them to big screen adaptations. The success ratio of Hindi movies inspired by Chetan Bhagat's books has so far been high, and with the promising response to '2 States', he seems to be cementing his space in the Bollywood...
  • US sees dramatic surge in graduate applications from India 20-04-2014 12:50 PM

    Applications from prospective Indian students to US graduate schools surged dramatically while those from China slowed down a bit in 2013, according to a new report from the Council of Graduate Schools (CGS). A 32 per cent increase in applications from India, which accounts for 18 per cent of all...
  • 2 States: Why Alia Bhatt has more to her than the 'Bhatt' tag 20-04-2014 08:12 AM

    New Delhi: One wouldn't have thought much of Alia Bhatt's acting prowess if one had judged her debut performance in the ostentatious college romance 'Student Of The Year' back in 2012. She played a rich brat who wore Prada and Gucci to a make believe college created by Karan Johar...
  • '2 States' - A movie every budding author connects to

    Under the radar |  Rishabh Madhavendra Pratap
    Writers are all same, says a newspaper correspondent who covers books section of a daily in New Delhi. I had my own reservations on this...

  • US teen suspended for asking Nina Davuluri to prom 19-04-2014 07:54 PM

    Washington: A Pennsylvania teenager has been suspended for asking the first ever Indian-American Miss America Nina Davuluri to the prom, the annual end of the year dance for high school students. Patrick Farves, 18, also handed Davuluri a plastic flower after he asked her to the prom on Thursday. She...
  • Movies help me reach out to more Indians: Chetan Bhagat 19-04-2014 07:13 PM

    Mumbai: Four of Chetan Bhagat's five novels have been adapted for the big screen - the latest being '2 States', based on his book '2 States: The Story Of My Marriage'. The author says movies help him expand his reach among Indians. In an interview, he shares his experience with...
  • '2 States' earns Rs 12 crore on opening day 19-04-2014 05:14 PM

    Mumbai: Arjun Kapoor and Alia Bhatt-starrer '2 States', which released this Friday, raked in around Rs.12 crore on its opening day in the country. The movie, based on a bestseller by author Chetan Bhagat, is poised to draw in more viewers over the weekend, say industry experts. According to sources,...
  • The subtlety of Krish in '2 States' is something I aspire for: Arjun Kapoor 19-04-2014 12:57 PM

    Mumbai: After playing the action hero in 'Ishaqzaade' and 'Gunday', Arjun Kapoor essays a loverboy in his latest release '2 States', and he can only be thankful that it has given him a chance to explore a different look and genre. He hopes the audience slowly becomes more confident about...
  • Now Showing: Masand reviews '2 states' and 'Transcendence' 19-04-2014 11:27 AM

    Rajeev Masand reviews Arjun Kapoor-Alia Bhatt starrer '2 states' and Johnny Depp-Rebecca Hall starrer 'Transcendence' in this episode of Now Showing. Also watch the interview with the cast of the film 'Transcendence. ...
  • Are authors losing to scriptwriters?

    Under the radar |  Rishabh Madhavendra Pratap
    '2 States' starring Arjun Kapoor and Alia Bhatt is yet another Bollywood piece based on a bestseller novel hit the screen this Friday. After the...

  • '2 States' stereotyping of North and South India: I am from Karnataka and I find nothing wrong in laughing at myself once in a while 18-04-2014 03:09 PM

    New Delhi: There are many pointers by which you can tell whether a person is from northern, or the southern part of the country. By the amount of butter he/she slaps on her paranthas or the dexterity with which a person can eat rice with bare hands. Lungis, kurtas, turbans,...
  • Chetan Bhagat was a clown in campus; I'd crack up at his jokes, says wife Anusha 18-04-2014 01:56 PM

    New Delhi: Over a decade ago, Tamilian girl Anusha Suryanarayanan fell for Punjabi boy Chetan Bhagat on the campus of Ahmedabad's Indian Institute of Management (IIM). And yes, she didn't like Chetan for his love for books and huge intellectual aspirations. Instead, it was Chetan's sense of humor and ability...
  • '2 States' tweet review: Tends to drag in parts, but it's enjoyable 18-04-2014 09:51 AM

    New Delhi: Chetan Bhagat's best selling novel '2 States' finally comes on the big screen. Ever since the book released, which was a few years ago, there have been speculations about which director and actors will be part of the project. Arjun Kapoor and Alia Bhatt play Krish and Ananya,...
  • '2 States': 10 amusing North and South Indian stereotypes to watch out for 17-04-2014 11:41 PM

    What do you mean, south Indians don't only eat idlis and dosas? And we have NEVER heard of a small-scale Punjabi wedding. Many cross cultural stereotypes like the ones mentioned above, are the chocolate filling in a warm, light croissant that is Alia Bhatt and Arjun Kapoor's dramedy '2 States'....
  • Trailer of 'Heropanti' to be released with '2 States' 17-04-2014 07:44 PM

    Mumbai: The trailer of Jackie Shroff's son Tiger's debut film 'Heropanti' will be released with Arjun Kapoor-Alia Bhatt starrer '2 States', its makers announced here today. The movie's trailer will be attached with Karan Johar's home production film '2 States', according to a press release issured by its producers. The...
  • Alia-Arjun have done justice to my story: Chetan Bhagat 17-04-2014 05:24 PM

    New Delhi: Chetan Bhagat's '2 States' is ready to release and the author feels both Arjun Kapoor and Alia Bhatt have done justice to his story about two state-crossed lovers. Based on the 2009 novel of the same name by Bhagat, the film produced by Karan Johar and directed by...
  • Snapshot: Alia Bhatt flaunts her style credentials in a figure-hugging dress during '2 States' promotion in Delhi 17-04-2014 03:23 PM

    Alia Bhatt believes in picking things straight from the runway and the style maven experiments a lot with her style. On a recent visit to the capital, the actress slipped into a striking Pankaj and Nidhi dress. The queen of spades print on the turquoise coloured dress looked awe-striking and...
  • My wife Anusha was so cute that many guys in campus wanted to try their luck with her: Chetan Bhagat 17-04-2014 01:37 PM

    How does one introduce an author whose literary works are read by virtually everyone in small towns and metropolitan cities in India? Chetan Bhagat. Yes, the best-selling author needs no introduction, courtesy his works that not only leave an indelible impact on the mind but also touch the heart. An...
  • West Bengal: Tripura State Rifles personnel deployed in LS polls 16-04-2014 05:37 PM

    Agartala: The Tripura State Rifles (TSR) personnel have been deployed on election duty in the Cooch Behar district of West Bengal where elections would be held on Thursday, sources in the state police said on Wednesday. TSR personnel from the 5th, 9th and 12th battalion had been deployed during the...