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Fan pays unique tribute to Manna Dey

Kolkata, Oct 24 : While young fans of legendary singer Manna Dey took to social networking sites to commemorate his first death anniversary Friday, a Kolkata-based gramophone record collector paid tribute to the artist by tuning into a priceless prayer song sung by Dey and written by Mahatma Gandhi.


'Happy New Year' gets bumper opening: Trade experts

New Delhi, Oct 24 : Shah Rukh Khan-starrer "Happy New Year" arrived Friday and it has been tagged as "fully masaledaar entertainer", "blockbuster written all over it" and "visually appealing".


'Happy New Year' - revenge drama packed with humour, fluff (Movie Review)

By Troy Ribeiro : Film - "Happy New Year"; Cast- Shah Rukh Khan, Deepika Padukone, Abhishek Bachchan, Boman Irani, Sonu Sood, Vivaan Shah and Jackie Shroff; Director - Farah Khan; Rating - ***


Friendship not a real deal in showbiz: Mohit Chauhan

New Delhi, Oct 24 : There are quite a few stories about new friendships blossoming or relationship turning sour in Bollywood every now and then. Singer Mohit Chauhan, who dedicated his new song "Aisee waisee dosti nahin" to friendship, feels such bonding is "not the real deal" in showbiz.


Mukta Arts turns 36, Subhash Ghai happy

Mumbai, Oct 24 : Subhash Ghai's film production company Mukta Arts completed 36 years Friday and the filmmaker is happy that he has been able to offer entertainers like "Karz" and "Pardes" to movie buffs.


'Gour Hari...' biopic with a difference: C.P. Surendran

New Delhi, Oct 24 : "Gour Hari Dastaan - The Freedom File" is poet, novelist and journalist C. P. Surendran's first shot as a screenplay writer. He says that the biopic is different because "it is biography of an unknown Indian".


We are human, we seek humaneness: Amitabh Bachchan on stardom

Mumbai, Oct 24 : Megastar Amitabh Bachchan, who has been given the tag of 'Shahenshah' of Bollywood by his fans from across the globe, is humbled by the love and respect he received, but says stars are just human, "not some divinity ... we seek humaneness".


I won't like to do sex comedy: Randhir Kapoor

Mumbai, Oct 24 : Randhir Kapoor says he likes to watch sex comedies, but is not open to that genre as an actor.


You need to be choosy with films, says Sharman Joshi

Mumbai, Oct 24 : Sharman Joshi doesn't take up "any work that comes" his way and says as an actor it is important to select projects carefully.


Anti-drinking warning in films not correct way: Aamir Khan

Mumbai, Oct 23 : After putting statutory warnings over smoking scenes, the Censor Board has now introduced anti-drinking warnings in scenes where actors are depicted consuming alcohol. However, actor Aamir Khan says there are other ways of conveying this message.


Aamir Khan plans special screening of 'PK' for Sanjay Dutt

Mumbai, Oct 23 : Actor Aamir Khan who Thursday unveiled the teaser of his upcoming movie "PK" said he was planning a special screening of the film for fellow actor Sanjay Dutt who is currently in jail.


Amitabh Bachchan gets 11 million Twitter followers

Mumbai, Oct 23 : Megastar Amitabh Bachchan amassed a massive following of 11 million fans on Diwali Thursday.


Aamir Khan unveils 'PK' teaser on Diwali

Mumbai, Oct 23 : Aamir Khan unveiled the teaser of his forthcoming film "PK" on Diwali Thursday and the superstar hopes the movie tastes success.


Happy Diwali wishes B-Town

Mumbai, Oct 23 : Bollywood celebrities like Amitabh Bachchan, Sridevi and Karan Johar wish for prosperity, luck and happiness on Diwali Thursday.


Bollywood stars' Diwali plans

By Subhash K. Jha, Mumbai, Oct 23 : It's family time for Bollywood celebrities like Ayushmann Khurrana, Kalki Koechlin and Sushant Singh Rajput this Diwali.


Hope to find somebody interesting: Parineeti Chopra

Mumbai, Oct 22 : Actress Parineeti Chopra, who is single, says she hopes to meet her Mr. Right soon.


Parineeti finds Ranveer's bald look hot

Mumbai, Oct 22 : Ranveer Singh has shaved his head for his role in "Bajirao Mastani" and his "Kill Dil" co-star Parineeti Chopra is raving about his bald look.


Time for HNY team to disperse; Farah, Deepika get emotional

Dubai, Oct 22 : It was an emotional moment for "Happy New Year" director Farah Khan and its lead actress Deepika Padukone - they broke into tears at an event here Wednesday.


Parineeti Chopra unveils 'Kill Dil' song on birthday

Mumbai, Oct 22 : Actress Parineeti Chopra unveiled a romantic track titled "Sajda" from her forthcoming film "Kill Dil" Wednesday, which is also her birthday. She said she felt like a typical Yash Raj Films' heroine while shooting for it.


Working Diwali for Ali Fazal

New Delhi, Oct 22 : Actor Ali Fazal will be "home away from home" on Diwali Thursday as he is busy filming "Khamoshiyaan" for Vishesh Films.


Parineeti Chopra debuts on Instagram on her birthday

Mumbai, Oct 22 : Parineeti Chopra, who turned 26 Wednesday, marked the day by debuting on photo-sharing website Instagram.


Shaan Shahid wants Shah Rukh Khan to make film in Pakistan

Dubai, Oct 22 : Actor Shaan Shahid has invited Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan to make a film in Pakistan, and become a global ambassador for art without boundaries.


I've always been a birthday girl: Parineeti Chopra

By Subhash K. Jha, Mumbai, Oct 22 : Actress Parineeti Chopra turned 26 Wednesday and says she is big on birthdays though there is no "big party" planned this time.


Modi praises Salman Khan on 'Swachh Bharat' drive

New Delhi, Oct 22 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi Wednesday praised Bollywood superstar Salman Khan for joining the "Swachh Bharat" campaign and hoped it will be an inspiration for others.


'Court', 'Chauranga', 'Killa' bag awards at Mumbai film fest

Mumbai, Oct 21 : The 16th Mumbai Film Festival came to a close Tuesday evening with films "Court", "Chauranga" and "Killa" bagging the top honours.


Saif Ali Khan poses with pants down

New Delhi, Oct 21 : Actor-producer Saif Ali Khan was caught and clicked with his pants down while shooting for his new film "Happy Ending".


'Going Home' a special short film, says Alia Bhatt

Mumbai, Oct 21 : If the masses loved her in movies like "Highway" and "Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania", Alia Bhatt has again won many a heart. Her latest short film "Going Home", based on women's safety, has gone viral on social networking site. The actress says the film is close to her.


'Tevar' has a realistic tone: Arjun Kapoor

Mumbai, Oct 21 : His next release is "Tevar" and Arjun Kapoor says that the film may be a remake of Telugu film "Okkaddu", but its realistic tone would make it a different watch.


Gulzar praises Himachal environment protection initiatives

Shimla, Oct 21 : Noted lyricist, poet and writer Gulzar called on Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh at his residence here Tuesday and praised the state's initiatives for protecting the environment.


Why is Priyanka Chopra upset?

Mumbai, Oct 21 : Actress Priyanka Chopra had to cancel her pre-Diwali plans as she is down with an eye infection. And now she is fuming.


He had passion for life: Uday on father Yash Chopra

Mumbai, Oct 21 : He was known as the 'King of Romance' and on Yash Chopra's second death anniversary Tuesday, his son Uday Chopra said the filmmaker had a passion for life that was unequalled.


We need unbiased sources to share box office collections: Arjun Kapoor

Mumbai, Oct 21 : Actor Arjun Kapoor, son of producer Boney Kapoor, Tuesday said that it is time to formalise the information platform giving figures about box office collections of the releases.


Don't think Pritam is honest: Natasa Stankovic post-eviction

Mumbai, Oct 21 : Serbian model-actress Natasa Stankovic, the latest one to be evicted from "Bigg Boss 8" house, holds no hard feelings against any housemate -- but she dislikes the energies of some.


Sonakshi Sinha to make movies with brothers

Mumbai, Oct 21 : Actress Sonakshi Sinha is ready to produce films with her older twin brothers Luv and Kussh.


Indian film industry to get its first international box-office tracking service

Washington, Oct 21 : Rentrak has recently announced that it is set to launch its box-office tracking services in India.


Happy Dhanteras wishes B-Town

Mumbai, Oct 21 : Celebrities like Amitabh Bachchan and Sridevi wished good health, peace and more on the occasion of Dhanteras Tuesday, when people traditionally buy gold and utensils.


Pakistani film industry witnessing rebirth: Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy

By Radhika Bhirani, New Delhi, Oct 21 : Pakistan's first Oscar winner Sharmeen Obaid-Chenoy hopes that her efforts to make animation mainstream in her home country herald a new era in the country's film industry, which is witnessing a "rebirth" with "bold and socially conscious cinema".


No arty film with Salman, says Govinda

Mumbai, Oct 21 : Actor Govinda refused to do a film, the remake of superhit Marathi movie "Shikshanachya Aaicha Gho", offered by friend Salman Khan. He says he isn't interested in doing "arty film" with the superstar.


Sunny Leone professional, punctual: Nageshwar Reddy

Chennai, Oct 21 : Adult movie star and actress Sunny Leone, who is making her Telugu debut with "Current Theega", has impressed everybody with her professionalism, says the film's director G. Nageshwar Reddy.


Enjoyed working in 'Lingaa': Sonakshi Sinha

Chennai, Oct 20 : Actress Sonakshi Sinha, who is making her Tamil debut opposite superstar Rajinikanth in upcoming Tamil actioner "Lingaa", says she thoroughly enjoyed working in the film and also learnt from the experience.


Shyam Benegal's 'Junoon' inspired me to be filmmaker: Imtiaz Ali

Mumbai, Oct 20 : Filmmaker Imtiaz Ali Monday said Shyam Benegal's critically acclaimed film 'Junoon' inspired him to be a director.


For commercial films, SRK right guide for Vivaan: Naseeruddin Shah

Mumbai, Oct 20 : Veteran actor Naseeruddin Shah who was Monday present at the 16th MAMI film festival says he has watched his son Vivaan's film "Happy New Year" and has enjoyed it and claims it's a "paisa wasool" film. He also says for commercial films, no one can be better than Shah Rukh as the right guide for his son Vivaan.


'Bang Bang' 2014's highest grossing Bollywood film in North America so far

Washington, Oct 20 : Bollywood film 'Bang Bang' has topped the 2014 charts in North America claiming the number one title.


Irrfan Khan to head Abu Dhabi film fest jury

New Delhi, Oct 20 : Acclaimed actor Irrfan Khan will preside over the Narrative Feature Competition Jury at the forthcoming Abu Dhabi Film Festival (ADFF).


Rekha's TV presence has left tremendous impact: Indra Kumar

By Subhash K. Jha, Mumbai, Oct 20 : Veteran actress Rekha, who has kept her distance from the small screen, has duly followed the current tradition of appearing on popular TV reality shows to promote her forthcoming release "Super Nani". Director Indra Kumar can't thank her enough.


DDLJ begins its 20th year of run at Maratha Mandir

Mumbai, Oct 20 : Bollywood film "Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge", considered an ode to love by many, has started its 20th year of uninterrupted run at the iconic Maratha Mandir cinema hall here.


In two days, Parineeti Chopra turns 26, no b'day plans yet

Mumbai, Oct 20 : Parineeti Chopra will turn 26 Wednesday, and while several stars plan lavish birthday parties much in advance, the actress has no plans as of now.


Saif Ali Khan will shine with 'Happy Ending': Govinda

Mumbai, Oct 20 : Saif Ali Khan's performance in "Happy Ending" will be something to watch out for - if his co-actor Govinda's word is anything to go by.


Shabana Azmi contemplates short haircut

Mumbai, Oct 20 : It seems like veteran actress Shabana Azmi, who once went bald for Deepa Mehta's "Water", is toying with the idea of cutting her hair short again. And she's turned to her Twitter fans for suggestions!


Hope HNY delivers happiness: Shah Rukh Khan

Mumbai, Oct 20 : Superstar Shah Rukh Khan, whose "Happy New Year" releases Friday, hopes that the heist entertainer spreads joy amongst audiences.


YRF present even villain like a hero: Govinda

Mumbai, Oct 20 : Bollywood's comedy king Govinda, who will be seen in a negative role in Yash Raj Films's (YRF) "Kill Dil", is not worried about how his new avatar will be received as he says the production banner manages to present even a villain like a hero.


Deepika Padukone was always a star: Shah Rukh Khan

Mumbai, Oct 20 : Shah Rukh Khan, the producer and hero of Deepika Padukone's debut film "Om Shanti Om", says she has paved the way for her own success and that she always had it in her to be a "star".


Insecurity from masses greatest challenge: Amitabh Bachchan

Mumbai, Oct 20 : Amitabh Bachchan has seen highs and lows in his over 40-year-old career and the megastar, who enjoys a strong fan base all over the globe, says insecurity from the masses is greatest challenge for celebrities.


Music festivals are encouraging local talent: Lucky Ali

By Nivedita, Bangalore, Oct 20 : Lucky Ali, whose simple ballad-style singing and melodious voice are a huge draw for music aficionados -- a proof of which was his latest performance here, says music festivals across the country give an impetus to local talent.


Shah Rukh Khan has immense trust in his technicians: Manush Nandan

By Haricharan Pudipeddi, Chennai, Oct 20 : Cinematographer Manush Nandan, who has worked with Shah Rukh Khan in Farah Khan-directed "Happy New Year", says the Bollywood 'Badshah' trusts his technicians to the core, and without any interference.


Raveena Tandon praises Modi's cleanliness drive

Mathura, Oct 20 : Bollywood actress Raveena Tandon Sunday praised Prime Minister Narendra Modi's cleanliness campaign and appealed to all to lend support to the "swachchta mission."


Seeing local talents in music festivals I feel good: Lucky Ali

By Nivedita, Bangalore, Oct 20 : Bollywood singer, composer and notable figure in the Indian music industry Lucky Ali feels satisfied with the encouragement of local talents in music festivals and says it helps in the growth of the industry.


I'm happy making small films: 'Arunoday' director

Mumbai, Oct 19 : Filmmaker Partho Sen-Gupta's Marathi film "Arunoday", which was recently screened at the ongoing 16th edition of Mumbai Film Festival (MFF), has received a positive response from the audience and the director says he is happy making small films as they give him a lot of control.


Churni's 'Nirbashito' set for world premiere at MFF

Mumbai, Oct 19 : Well-known Bengali actress Churni Ganguly's first directorial venture "Nirbashito" will have its world premiere Monday at the ongoing Mumbai Film Festival (MFF).


Dimensions Mumbai jury looking for originality, connectivity

By Arpana, Mumbai, Oct 19 : A bouquet of 20 short films made by a bunch of young filmmakers focusing on various aspects of the city was screened here as part of the ongoing Mumbai Film Festival's Dimensions Mumbai section. The members of jury say they are looking for originality, emotional connectivity and creativity in the stories while judging them.


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