Vivek

  • Jay Bhanushali: 'Hate Story 2' is not an erotic thriller; there's a lot more to the film than just bold scenes 07-07-2014 05:40 PM

    Mumbai: The trailer of Bollywood film 'Hate Story 2' indicates that it is an erotic thriller a la the first film. But lead actor Jay Bhanushali says the erotic scenes are restricted to just one song, and that there's a lot more to the film than bold scenes. "Frankly speaking,...
  • 'The Sleepwalker's Guide to Dancing' is a story of a dysfunctional family that cannot be forgotten 03-07-2014 01:35 PM

    The past is beautiful and also has the power to be vicious. For it to rear its ugly head and not let go, till the demons have been put to rest. As a reader, I see this theme occurring again and again in books. I think that one cannot ignore...
  • Patrick Lee's 'Runner' is not for the serious reader but is perfect for a rainy Sunday afternoon 27-06-2014 04:37 PM

    Thrillers are not easy to write. There is always the case of what to give away and what to hide and also the fact that the reader, who reads the genre, has had some experience in figuring it all out. Then how does a writer get the reader to turn...
  • 'Indianomix' full of multiple gems which makes it a must read 27-05-2014 06:00 PM

    I will begin this review by saying that this book is not 'Freakonomics'. Due to the success of books such as 'Freakonomics' and 'The Undercover Economist' which in turn has spawned off a multitude of me-toos, most reviews of the book tend to be focusing on comparisons with the above...
  • The funniest Vivek Oberoi jokes on Twitter you shouldn't miss 27-05-2014 10:46 AM

    After Tiger Shroff, Yami Gautam and Alok Nath, Vivek Oberoi is the latest celebrity to become butt of jokes on Twitter. Vivek Oberoi's name began trending on Twitter on Monday, after he attended the swearing-in ceremony of Narendra Modi in New Delhi. Vivek, who wore a pink jacket and a...
  • Salman Khan, Hema Malini, Vivek Oberoi attend Prime Minister Narendra Modi's oath ceremony 26-05-2014 06:58 PM

    New Delhi: Bollywood superstar Salman Khan and his father and writer Salim Khan, actor Anupam Kher and filmmaker Madhur Bhandarkar were among the high profile Bollywood celebrities who attended the swearing-in ceremony of the country's 15th Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his cabinet at the Rashtrapati Bhavan here Monday. Also...
  • Salman Khan, Hrithik Roshan, Vivek Oberoi to attend Narendra Modi's swearing-in ceremony 26-05-2014 03:27 PM

    Mumbai: While Rajinikanth has decided to give Narendra Modi's swearing-in ceremony a miss in Delhi today, there is a host of Bollywood celebrities like Salman Khan, Salim Khan, Sohail Khan, Hrithik Roshan, Anupam Kher and Vivek Oberoi who will be attending the function. Bollywood superstar Amitabh Bachchan and singer Lata...
  • Vivek Oberoi: I'm very careful in choosing the scripts now 13-05-2014 12:21 PM

    Mumbai: After tasting success last year with back-to back hits "Grand Masti" and "Krrish 3", actor Vivek Oberoi is being cautious in choosing scripts. Vivek's career graph was on a downfall post 2007 release "Shootout At Wadala", but the two films of 2013 gave him a new lease of life...
  • EC issues notice to Arvind Kejriwal for remarks against Congress, BJP 11-05-2014 07:00 PM

    The Election Commission has issued a notice to Aam Aadmi Party convenor Arvind Kejriwal for violation of the model code of conduct. The notice comes after Kejriwal while campaigning in Amethi, had reportedly said that voting for the Congress and the Bharatiya Janata Party is akin to betraying the nation...
  • Delhi HC refuses to stay functioning of Seventh Pay Commission 06-05-2014 11:31 PM

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Tuesday declined to stay the functioning of the Seventh Pay Commission while hearing a plea that challenged a notification on inclusion of a former IAS officer as a member of the panel. Justice Sudershan Kumar Misra also issued notice to the central government...
  • Arvind Kejriwal tried to influence religious feelings of voters: BJP 05-05-2014 11:03 PM

    New Delhi: BJP on Monday demanded strict action against AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal for allegedly trying to influence the religious feelings of voters. In its complaint with the Election Commission, BJP referred to the AAP leader's reported remarks that "voting for BJP would amount to betraying God", and accused him...
  • Celebrity selfies a big hit at the IIFA green carpet 26-04-2014 07:45 PM

    Tampa Bay: The selfie bug bit celebrities and fans at the green carpet of the technical categories of Bollywood's most extravagant celebration, the International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) Weekend and Awards 2014 here. The star-studded event here saw actors and filmmakers not only looking their best, but much in action...
  • Dacoits impacting Banda polls, Congress tells EC 25-04-2014 12:52 PM

    Congress candidate from this Lok Sabha seat, Vivek Kumar Singh, has complained to Election Commission that dacoits in the region are terrorising villagers to vote for a particular party amid reports that bandits are calling the shots in Banda. However, the poll panel said it has found no merit in...
  • Google Plus chief Vivek 'Vic' Gundotra quits Google 25-04-2014 11:50 AM

    San Francisco: Google's top social networking executive is leaving the Internet company after a nearly eight-year stint highlighted by an audacious challenge to Facebook. Vivek 'Vic' Gundotra fittingly announced his departure in a post Thursday on Google Plus, a social network that debuted nearly three years ago. Gundotra had been...
  • Bollywood stars give elections a miss 24-04-2014 07:44 PM

    Many Bollywood stars like Anupam Kher, Vivek Oberoi do not cast their vote due to their commitment to IIFA which is being organised at Florida. Vivek Oberoi expressed his disappointment for not being able to exercise his franchise. He said, "I am extremely upset that we are not voting but...
  • Vivek Oberoi: No fascination towards villain roles 21-04-2014 04:24 PM

    Mumbai: Actor Vivek Oberoi, who has lent his voice in the Hindi version of Hollywood film 'The Amazing Spider-Man 2', says he is not over eager to do Hollywood films and will essay only quality roles. "I am not crazy about doing Hollywood films. I am not interested to do...
  • Meet Vivek Ranadive: The only Indian to own a team in the NBA 21-04-2014 12:20 PM

    A 17-year-old teenager with an enviable technical acumen left his homeland India to explore the American shores, and after more than 30 years of path-breaking success in the field of technology, Vivek Ranadive became the first Indian-American to own a team in the biggest basketball leagues of them all -...
  • Budgets are extremely high for superhero films: Vivek Oberoi 20-04-2014 03:50 PM

    Mumbai: Indulging in superhero films is not a cake walk, says Vivek Oberoi and adds that inflated budgets restrict the endeavours of filmmakers. The 37-year-old had his stint with superhero film 'Krrish 3', in which he played a villain opposite Hrithik Roshan in the title role. The successful franchise of...
  • It was a daunting task to dub Jamie Foxx's voice: Vivek Oberoi 19-04-2014 06:54 PM

    Mumbai: Actor Vivek Oberoi, who has dubbed for Jamie Foxx's character of Electro in the Hindi version of Hollywood film 'The Amazing Spider-Man 2', says he agreed to this as he is a huge fan of the Oscar-winning actor. "I am a huge fan of Jamie Foxx's. I love his...
  • It's very disturbing, have worked very hard for 'Sher': Vivek Oberoi on the film's legal issues 18-04-2014 02:53 PM

    Mumbai: Vivek Oberoi shot in "48 to 50 degrees" in Rajasthan for Sher, but now the action thriller's release has been blocked by "legal" issues. The actor says it is "very disappointing" to see your hard work going down the drain. Directed by Soham Shah, "Sher" also features Huma Qureshi....
  • Poll boycott at some places in MP; 36.81 per cent polling till 2 pm 10-04-2014 03:34 PM

    Amid reports of poll boycott at few polling stations due to various reasons including non-payment of wages under MNREGA, 36.81 per cent voters exercised their right to franchise in nine Lok Sabha seats under first phase of polling till 2 PM in Madhya Pradesh. Voters boycotted polls in Sidhi district's...
  • Watch: Vivek Oberoi dubs for Electro in 'The Amazing Spider-Man 2' 08-04-2014 06:19 PM

    Don't be fooled by his charming good looks, actor Vivek Oberoi has a darker side as well. After portraying the role of a sinister bad guy in 'Krrish 3', he will now give his voice to the super-villain Max Dillon aka Electro for the Hindi version of the upcoming film...
  • Vivek Sharma, director of 'Bhootnath', pens a tribute song for Narendra Modi 05-04-2014 10:05 AM

    Mumbai: Vivek Sharma, who directed the 2008 film 'Bhootnath', has penned a tribute song in support of Bharatiya Janata Party's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi. Sharma has even directed the video of the song 'Naro mein Indra hai', which has music by Ricky Mishra, and is sung by Priyanka Bhattacharya...
  • Snapshot: Vivek Oberoi campaigns for his mother-in-law in Bangalore 30-03-2014 11:49 PM

    With Lok Sabha elections round the corner, the candidates are trying hard to garner as many votes and for many it's a debut. Bollywood actor Vivek Oberoi was reportedly campaigning for his mother-in-law Nandini Alva, who is the Janata Dal Secular candidate from Bangalore Central. The media team of Bangalore...
  • From Electro to daddy cool: Actor Vivek Oberoi is enjoying diaper duties 23-03-2014 03:17 PM

    New Delhi: Vivek Oberoi seems to be enjoying fatherhood as the actor says after his last release 'Krrish 3', he has been busy changing his baby son Vivaan's diapers. The 37-year-old actor, who welcomed Vivaan with wife Priyanka Alva on February 6 last year, had earlier revealed that he planned...
  • Education is the most urgent requirement of our country: Kalki Koechlin 21-03-2014 04:19 PM

    New Delhi: Actor Vivek Oberoi and actress Kalki Koechlin assumed the role of a teacher for day for charity. Vivek, 37, and Kalki, 30, were in the city to participate in the event where they laid the foundation for a new block at the P&G Shiksha school here and turned...
  • Vivek Oberoi: Electro is a fascinating character, will be his voice in the Hindi version of 'The Amazing Spider-Man 2' 21-03-2014 09:36 AM

    Mumbai: Actor Vivek Oberoi will be the voice of the main villain Max Dillon aka Electro in the Hindi version of 'The Amazing Spider-Man 2'. In the original version of the film, Electro is played by Oscar winning actor Jamie Foxx. "We are very happy to have Vivek on board...