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Veena Malik 'shocked' at conviction for blasphemy

Dubai, Nov 26 : Pakistani actress Veena Malik has expressed "shock" at a Pakistan court sentencing her and her husband, among others, to 26 years in jail on blasphemy charges. However, she says her faith in the country's judicial system is intact and she plans to take the fight for justice forward.

Emraan Hashmi prefers auto rickshaws for short trips in Mumbai

New Delhi, Nov 26 : Emraan Hashmi, who was recently spotted promoting his upcoming flick 'Ungli' in the national capital, has said that he prefers travelling in auto rickshaws for short trips in Mumbai.

Bipasha Basu creates awareness about breast cancer in Mumbai

New Delhi, Nov 26 : Bipasha Basu was recently spotted creating awareness about breast cancer at the press conference of Pinkathon in Mumbai.

Sonakshi Sinha launches new song of 'Tevar' in Mumbai

New Delhi, Nov 26 : Sonakshi Sinha recently launched a new song 'Radha Nachegi' from her upcoming movie 'Tevar' in Mumbai.

Priyanka Chopra attends Music Success Party of sister Mannara's 'Zid'

New Delhi, Nov 26 : Priyanka Chopra was spotted attending the celebrations for the success of cousin Mannara's soon to release film "Zid."

Ronit Roy denies doing 'Everybody Loves Raymond' spin-off

Mumbai, Nov 26 : Actor Ronit Roy has denied rumours that he has been roped in for the Indian adaptation of the international TV sitcom "Everybody Loves Raymond".

Anil Kapoor, John to attend 11th Dubai film fest

New Delhi, Nov 26 : Hindi film celebrities Anil Kapoor, John Abraham, Nana Patekar and Paresh Rawal will attend the 11th edition of the Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF) along with international stars like Emily Blunt, Kelsey Grammer, Eva Longoria and Olga Kurylenko.

Never refused to work with Sunny Leone: Emraan Hashmi

Mumbai, Nov 26 : Emraan Hashmi denies that he refused to work with adult film star Sunny Leone for a special song in "Ungli". In fact, he says he'd like to work with her if given a chance.

Rituparno Ghosh's 'Taak Jhaank' may release in 2015

New Delhi, Nov 26 : Late filmmaker Rituparno Ghosh's yet unreleased film "Taak Jhaank" (Sunglass) may see the light of the day in Indian theatres in 2015. Deepti Bhatnagar, who's presenting the movie, says the movie will release when the "right window of opportunity presents itself".

New DDLJ trailer celebrates 1,000 weeks of film

Mumbai, Nov 26 : Romantic drama "Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge" (DDLJ), a film that redefined romance in Indian cinema, is completing 1,000 weeks Dec 12. A slew of activities is being planned for the day, but for now a special trailer has been launched.

26/11: B-Town stars recall hours of terror

Mumbai, Nov 26 : With a prayer in their heart for the martyrs and a hope for peace, stars of the Hindi film industry Wednesday recalled the 60 hours of terror unleashed by 10 Pakistani gunmen in Mumbai, six years after the city became a victim of one of the worst terror strikes on this day.

Mannara has lived up to her role in 'Zid': Priyanka Chopra

Mumbai, Nov 26 : Actress Priyanka Chopra is all praise for her cousin Mannara's debut Bollywood performance in "Zid" and says she has perfectly lived up to the "challenging" role.

Rohit Khurana does a Johnny Depp for Indian TV

New Delhi, Nov 26 : Actor Rohit Khurana will be invading the show "Har Mushkil Ka Hal Akbar Birbal" as a pirate named Alfredo. His look in the shows bears resemblance to that of the iconic character essayed by Johnny Depp in "Pirates of the Caribbean" series.

Amitabh Bachchan shares 'Shamitabh' sketch online

Mumbai, Nov 26 : Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan, who is active on many different social networking platforms, shared a sketch of R. Balakrishnan's ambitious project "Shamitabh" on his official blog.

New DDJL trailer celebrates 1,000 weeks of film

Mumbai, Nov 26 : Romantic drama "Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge" (DDLJ), a film that redefined romance in Indian cinema, is completing 1,000 weeks Dec 12. A slew of activities is being planned for the day, but for now a special trailer has been launched.

Pinkathon important platform encouraging women: Bipasha Basu

Mumbai, Nov 25 : Actress Bipasha Basu Tuesday expressed support for Pinkathon, a run for breast cancer awareness, terming it an important platform that encourages women.

Kathak star Sitara Devi's death leaves huge void

Mumbai, Nov 25 : Eminent danseuse Sitara Devi, who once impressed Rabindranath Tagore with a three-hour solo recital, died here Tuesday after prolonged illness, leaving behind a galaxy of bereaved fellow performers and fans who called her a "bright star" and warmly remembered her effervesence, spiritedness and generosity.

Prasoon Joshi picks broom to clean lanes

New Delhi, Nov 25 : Writer-lyricist and ad guru Prasoon Joshi, who has recently penned the anthem for Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Swachh Bharat Abhiyan, initiated a 'Clean Sweep' campaign on the lines of Clean India here.

Virat-Anushka not in YRF's next film

Mumbai, Nov 25 : Fans of Indian cricketer Virat Kohli are in for a disappointment as he won't be making his film debut opposite his rumoured girlfriend and actress Anushka Sharma, according to Yash Raj Films.

Genelia, Riteish blessed with son

Mumbai, Nov 25 : Bollywood's beloved on-screen and off-screen couple Genelia D'Souza and Riteish Deshmukh were Tuesday blessed with a son, their first child.

Post illness rumours, Dilip Kumar bounces back on Twitter

Mumbai, Nov 25 : After a string of online rumours of his ill-health, thespian Dilip Kumar Tuesday emerged out of his hibernation from Twitter to ensure his fans know that he's well. He has thanked everyone for their concern.

Filmmaker captures cafe culture in 'Cafe Zindagi'

Mumbai, Nov 25 : After directing an English language short film "Jamie", Ragni Chandrethia is ready to don the director's hat for her first Bollywood movie titled "Cafe Zindagi", which revolves around the cafe culture popular among youths.

Bollywood mourns 'Kathak goddess' Sitara Devi's death

Mumbai, Nov 25 : Star choreographer Saroj Khan saw Sitara Devi dance like an 18-year-old when she was actually 70. Such was the magic of the danseuse, whom Bollywood celebrities like Amitabh Bachchan and Lata Mangeshkar will remember for her vibrancy and talent.

All's well with Dilip Kumar, clarifies Amitabh Bachchan

Mumbai, Nov 25 : Thespian Dilip Kumar is "perfectly fine", says actor Amitabh Bachchan, quashing rumours of the former's health scare.

Tiger Shroff to endorse American Swan

New Delhi, Nov 25 : One-film-old actor Tiger Shroff has been roped in as the brand ambassador of online fashion brand American Swan.

John Abraham signs Harshvardhan for two more films

Chennai, Nov 25 : Telugu actor Harshvardhan Rane, who is making his Bollywood debut in John Abraham's home production "Satra Ko Shaadi Ho", has been signed on for two more yet-untitled projects by the banner.

India has lost a star today: Birju Maharaj on Sitara Devi

By Pandit Birju Maharaj, New Delhi, Nov 25 : For me, Sitara Devi was a woman of strength who fought all odds to create a name for herself in the Kathak world. True to her name, she shone like a star and was the brightest among her siblings and contemporaries.

Anup Jalota's wife expires in US

Mumbai, Nov 25 : Anup Jalota's ailing wife Medha died in the US Monday due to a liver failure following a second heart and first kidney transplant, the Bhajan singer's official spokesperson confirmed. She was 59.

Film Bazaar concludes, bridges gap between global film industries

Panaji, Nov 25 : The eighth annual Film Bazaar, which concluded Monday, helped many filmmakers connect with producers, distributors and critics from various countries.

Punjabi cinema not just about 'balle balle'

Panaji, Nov 24 : Punjabi filmmaker Manjeet Mann, who co-produced National Award-winning film "Shaheed-e-Mohabbat Boota Singh", says there are movies from her state that are rich in content too.

Vidhu Vinod Chopra gives loan to budding director

Panaji, Nov 24 : Vidhu Vinod Chopra, who has produced hit films like "3 Idiots" and "Munna Bhai M.B.B.S", has now extended an interest-free repayable loan to emerging director Shlok Sharma.

Karan Johar wants to make films like Rajkumar Hirani

Panaji, Nov 24 : Karan Johar has been wowing the audience with his breezy entertainers since 1998, but the filmmaker says he doesn't have the "ability" to make films like Rajkumar Hirani.

Won't regret making 'Student of the Year': Karan Johar

Panaji, Nov 24 : "Brainlessness" and "a lie from beginning to end" are some of the words used by critics to describe Karan Johar's 2012 directorial "Student of the Year", but the filmmaker says he has no regrets making it.

Remake not a bad word: Karan Johar

Panaji, Nov 24 : Filmmaker Karan Johar, who has often supported movies adapted from a book, a Bollywood classic or an international movie, says remakes shouldn't be looked down upon.

Priyanka Chopra picks garbage for Clean India campaign

Mumbai, Nov 24 : Actress Priyanka Chopra took it upon herself to clean up a garbage-strewn neighbourhood in Mumbai as part of her efforts towards Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Clean India campaign.

I wish censorship was final authority: Karan Johar

Panaji, Nov 24 : Filmmaker Karan Johar Monday said the government should help the movie industry by making censorship the final law -- especially for times when some people stage protests even after a film has received the green signal from the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) for release.

Unique stories, great talent: Producer Hansal Mehta's promise

Mumbai, Nov 24 : As a new film producer, National Award winning director Hansal Mehta promises to make movies with interesting stories and a mix of talent.

Priyanka Chopra contributes to Swachh Bharat Abhiyan

Mumbai, Nov 24 : Actress Priyanka Chopra took it upon herself to clean up a garbage-laden neighbourhood in Mumbai as part of her efforts towards Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Clean India campaign.

Would love to judge a cookery show on TV: Pooja Bhatt

By Nivedita, New Delhi, Nov 24 : She calls herself a foodie and loves to cook for her loved ones in her free time. Actress-filmmaker Pooja Bhatt says she'd love to judge a cookery show on the small screen as long as the quality of cookery shows improves in the country.

I've written some bad films: Anurag Kashyap

Panaji, Nov 24 : Be it scripts or dialogues, Anurag Kashyap has written for many directors like Ram Gopal Varma and Vikramaditya Motwane. But the filmmaker is not particularly proud of some of his works created for fellow directors.

'Ungli' not a typical Bollywood film: Emraan Hashmi

Mumbai, Nov 24 : Actor Emraan Hashmi says his forthcoming movie "Ungli" is not a typical Bollywood film, but he admits that some elements have been added to it to make it more mainstream.

Ali Zafar celebrates 'Kill Dil' success with underprivileged kids in Pakistan hometown

Karachi, Nov 24 : Ali Zafar recently visited a school of underprivileged children in his hometown Sanjan Nagar in Pakistan to celebrate the success of his latest film 'Kill Dil'.

We should've spent more time on 'Lekar Hum...': Dinesh Vijan

Mumbai, Nov 24 : In retrospect, film producer Dinesh Vijan feels that investing more time on "Lekar Hum Deewana Dil" would have perhaps helped in favour of the film's box office performance.

Ali Asgar roped in for 'Meet The Patels'

Mumbai, Nov 24 : Actor Ali Asgar, popular for his comical act as 'Dadi' in "Comedy Nights With Kapil", has landed a role in the quirky comedy film "Meet The Patels".

Work closely with my directors: Vidhu Vinod Chopra

Panaji, Nov 23 : Filmmaker Vidhu Vinod Chopra said that when he produces a film, he contributes to it and works along with directors but doesn't go on the sets.

Would love to make documentaries: Vidhu Vinod Chopra

Panaji, Nov 23 : Back in the 1970s, filmmaker Vidhu Vinod Chopra had made a documentary titled "An Encounter with Faces", which won a nomination to the Oscars. He says he would like to do it again.

Esha Gupta confesses love for Delhi winters

New Delhi, Nov 23 : Esha Gupta recently walked the ramp for Neeta Lulla for Blender's Pride Fashion Tour in Delhi NCR.

Vidhu Vinod Chopra wants to make '3 Idiots' in different languages

Panaji, Nov 23 : Filmmaker Vidhu Vinod Chopra says he wants to make the blockbuster "3 Idiots" in various languages because it left an impact on many people's lives.

Shah Rukh Khan sends out audio message to his 10 mn Twitter followers

Mumbai, Nov 23 : Superstar Shah Rukh Khan has treated his over 10 million followers on Twitter, thanking them for their love. He has even intended that he may start voice blogging soon.

'Happy Ending' was fun for Preity

Mumbai, Nov 23 : Preity Zinta's cameo in "Happy Ending" has won her compliments galore. She says she had fun doing it.

Lara Dutta promotes fitness via new app

Mumbai, Nov 23 : Actress Lara Dutta has launched a HealWithLara app for those interested in keeping fit.

Prakash Jha makes Twitter debut

Mumbai, Nov 23 : Filmmaker Prakash Jha has joined the world of Twitter, seemingly to promote his next production, a comedy film "Crazy Cukkad Family".

Ali Zafar backs education of 50 underprivileged girls

Mumbai, Nov 23 : Pakistani actor-singer Ali Zafar has announced that he will bear the cost of higher education of 50 underprivileged girls in Lahore. He believes the key to progress lies in education.

Shilpa Shetty poses with Schwarzenneger in Macau

Mumbai, Nov 23 : Bollywood actress Shilpa Shetty struck up a pose with Hollywood star Arnold Schwarzenegger in Macau, where the duo were present to watch a boxing match between Manny Pacquiao and Chris Algieri.

Bollywood support will help Marathi cinema, says 'Balak-Palak' director

By Natalia Ningthoujam, Panaji, Nov 23 : Filmmaker Ravi Jadhav, whose Marathi directorial "Balak-Palak" was co-produced by Bollywood actor Riteish Deshmukh, says support from the Hindi film industry will give a push to Marathi cinema.

When Arjun Mathur's sexuality became a talking point

By Subhash K. Jha, Mumbai, Nov 23 : Damaging as it may sound, Arjun Mathur started his career with two back-to-back gay parts that quickly became a talking point in the film industry about his sexuality.

Best roles go to actors from film families: Arjun Mathur

By Subhash K. Jha, Mumbai, Nov 23 : Actor Arjun Mathur, who has received rave reviews for his latest movie "Fireflies", rues how the "big roles in the big films" only go to those from within the film fraternity.

Boman Irani feels style doesn't have to be expensive

New Delhi, Nov 23 : Boman Irani was recently spotted in Gurgaon along with actress Esha Gupta on the occasion of Blender's Pride Fashion Tour.

Smoke, dirt needed to sell reality, says Dibakar Banerjee

Panaji, Nov 23 : Dibakar Banerjee has used smoke machines, dust and dirt for his upcoming film "Detective Byomkesh Bakshy", and the filmmaker believes that these elements are essential to make movies look real.

Bipasha Basu glad to see people showing eagerness to participate in sports

New Delhi, Nov. 23 : Bollywood star Bipasha Basu on Sunday expressed her gladness with growing enthusiasm among people, both men and women showing their keenness to participate in all kinds of sports including the 'Airtel Delhi Half Marathon' as a right signal for the nation stepping forward into the world of sports.

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