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'PK' surpasses Rs.25 crore mark on opening day

Mumbai, Dec 20 : Aamir Khan did it last winter with "Dhoom: 3" and now with "PK", the versatile actor once again seems to be setting the box office on fire. His latest release, which is riding high on word of mouth, has minted over Rs.25 crore in the domestic market on its opening day, according to trade experts.


Ali Fazal to pen short film

Mumbai, Dec 20 : Actor Ali Fazal, who will next be seen in "Khamoshiyan", is trying his hand at scriptwriting. He's taking baby steps into it with a short film, the title of which is yet to be locked.


Done with Soumitra Chatterjee-starrer short film: Sujoy Ghosh

Kolkata, Dec 20 : Filmmaker Sujoy Ghosh wrapped up a short film starring the doyen of the Bengali film industry Soumitra Chatterjee here Saturday.


'PK' is special for Boman Irani despite small role

Mumbai, Dec 20 : Actor Boman Irani, who has been part of all of Rajkumar Hirani's films, has a small part to play in the director's latest offering "PK". But he says the movie is "special" for him as "PK" will have a social impact.


'PK' - provocative, yet gentle and cute (Movie Review)

By Subhash K. Jha : Film - "PK"; Cast - Aamir Khan, Anushka Sharma; Sushant Singh Rajput; Director - Raj Kumar Hirani; Rating - ****


Suniel Shetty may produce films for his children

Mumbai, Dec 20 : Actor Suniel Shetty, who has had a taste of film production with his Popcorn Motion Pictures Ltd banner in the past, says he may enter the space again for his daughter and son, who have their eyes set on Bollywood. But for now, production has taken a backseat for him.


I was a little boy guided by Anurag Kashyap: Ronit on 'Ugly'

By Subhash K. Jha, Mumbai, Dec 20 : Happy and excited that his long-pending film "Ugly" will hit the screens before 2014 ends, actor Ronit Roy says that while shooting the movie, he felt like a little boy who was being guided by director Anurag Kashyap.


Berlinale premiere for 'Dhanak' like balm on soul: Nagesh Kukunoor

By Subhash K. Jha, Mumbai, Dec 20 : Indian filmmaker Nagesh Kukunoor, whose new film "Dhanak" has been invited for the Generation Kplus programme of the 65th Berlin International Film Festival 2015, where it will also have its world premiere, says it's a great validation for a project made with passion.


Rishi Kapoor okay comprising for 'All Is Well'

By Subhash K. Jha, Mumbai, Dec 20 : Umesh Shukla's "All Is Well" landed in a lurch when Smriti Irani stepped out of the project after shooting for over half the movie. Then, Abhishek Bachchan took time off to take care of his sports commitments. But Rishi Kapoor, who plays his father in the film, says comprising as per other actors' dates is "all part of the game".


Huma Qureshi unveils 'green' sari line

New Delhi, Dec 20 : Actress Huma Qureshi has unveiled textile innovator DuPont's renewably sourced fibre Sorona along with a collection of saris made of it.


Rajesh Khanna a remarkable person: Salman Khurshid

New Delhi, Dec 19 : Former external affairs minister Salman Khurshid Friday termed the late Bollywood superstar Rajesh Khanna a "remarkable person" whom he had tried to emulate.


Aamir's 'PK' rocks, a sure shot winner: Film fraternity

Mumbai, Dec 19 : The magic of the "3 Idiots" team -- actor Aamir Khan, director Rajkumar Hirani and producer Vidhu Vinod Chopra -- seems to be lighting up the otherwise lacklustre year at the Bollywood box office, if reviews by the film fraternity are anything to go by. While Karan Johar calls it a "game changing" cinema, Shekhar Kapur says it gives precedence to quality.


'PK' unconventionally outstanding (Movie Review)

By Troy Ribeiro : Film - "PK"; Cast - Aamir Khan, Anushka Sharma, Sushant Singh Rajput, Saurabh Shukla, Boman Irani, Parikshat Shahni; Director - Rajkumar Hirani; Rating - *** 1/2


Aamir Khan's 'PK' hit theatres with great expectations!

New Delhi, Dec 19 : Aamir Khan's comedy-drama 'PK' has finally hit the theatres and is expected to break several box-office records.


Stupid to say extramarital affair doesn't exist: Raima Sen

Mumbai, Dec 19 : Actress Raima Sen, who plays an important role in "Ishq Kabhi Kariyo Na", based on extra marital affair, says it would be unwise to say such illicit love affairs don't exist in society.


Sushmita announces second edition of Jabong fashion week

New Delhi, Dec 19 : Former beauty queen and actress Sushmita Sen Friday launched the second edition of Jabong Online Fashion Week and also announced the jury for the event.


Never said no to working with Kareena: Shahid Kapoor

Mumbai, Dec 19 : Actor Shahid Kapoor, who once dated actress Kareena Kapoor, has said that he has never refused to work with the latter and that he is not sure about her joining the cast of "Udta Punjab".


Can't host 'Bigg Boss 8' from January 2015: Salman Khan

Mumbai, Dec 19 : Superstar Salman Khan, who has been hosting the reality show "Bigg Boss 8" for the past several seasons, has confirmed that he won't be able to anchor the last four episodes of the show's "Weekend Ka Vaar" due to prior commitments with the makers of film "Bajrangi Bhaijaan". He says filmmaker Farah Khan may step into his shoes.


'Broken Horses' bowls over Hollywood filmmakers

New Delhi, Dec 19 : Indian filmmaker Vidhu Vinod Chopra's Hollywood film "Broken Horses" has impressed acclaimed Hollywood directors James Cameron and Alfonso Cuaron.


Tisca Chopra has four back-to-back releases in 2015

Mumbai, Dec 19 : Actress Tisca Chopra is kicked about 2015 as she says she has about four back-to-back releases.


Omung Kumar to turn producer with sports-based film

Mumbai, Dec 19 : Omung Kumar, who made a successful directorial debut in Bollywood with "Mary Kom" earlier this year, says he will turn producer with his next movie, which also a sports-based tale.


Marriage on Salman Khan's mind for 2015?

Mumbai, Dec 19 : Superstar Salman Khan, who is often called Bollywood's most eligible bachelor, says in the New Year, he'd rather see himself getting married than doing a movie starring the three Khans together.


John Abraham recalls Christmas celebrations as kid

By Rachna Kapoor


Boxer Aamir Khan to donate shorts to Peshawar school attacked by Taliban

London, Dec 19 : English professional boxer Aamir Khan has said he will donate a pair of shorts worth 30,000 pounds to help rebuild the Peshawar army school where 148 children and staff were killed by the Taliban this week.


From Chennai to Mumbai - Boney Kapoor on the go

By Subhash K. Jha, Mumbai, Dec 19 : It's a super-hectic time for Boney Kapoor. While his son Arjun Kapoor's next release "Tevar" is around the corner, Boney's wife Sridevi has begun the shooting in Chennai for her lavish costume drama directed by Chimbu Devan.


'MTV Roadies' now lifestyle for youth, says Rannvijay

Kolkata, Dec 18 : Popular video jockey-turned-actor Rannvijay Singh Thursday spoke about the originality of reality TV show "MTV Roadies", and said the series has become a lifestyle for youngsters.


Finding Bollywood stars' roots in Peshawar

New Delhi, Dec 18 : Celebrities from the Indian film world have condemned the recent bloodbath in Pakistan's Peshawar city, which has a strong connect to Bollywood. From Prithiviraj Kapoor to Dilip Kumar to Shah Rukh Khan -- they all have their roots in the city that is mourning the death of 148 people, mostly children, slaughtered by the Pakistani Taliban.


Shah Rukh Khan meets Stanford University students in Mumbai

Mumbai, Dec 18 : Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan met a few select students of the prestigious Stanford University here Thursday, and shared some of his life's experiences with them, including learning that "frailties and failures need to be celebrated".


I would like to do another romantic film, says Arjun Kapoor

New Delhi, Dec. 18 : Bollywood actor Arjun Kapoor, who recently unveiled the cover page of Filmfare's latest issue in New Delhi, said that he is looking forward to do more romantic movies.


Karisma Kapoor launches 'The Way Ahead' book in Mumbai

New Delhi, Dec 18 : Karisma Kapoor recently launched author Tamnna C's debut book 'The Way Ahead' -a compilation of universal truth in Mumbai.


'Chal Guru...' has nothing to do with Asaram Bapu: Hemant Pandey

Mumbai, Dec 18 : Actor Hemant Pandey says his upcoming satirical comedy "Chal Guru Ho Ja Shuru" is about sadhus (sages), but it has nothing to do with spiritual guru Asaram Bapu, who is currently lodged in Jodhpur jail.


'Khamoshiyan' was my 'Haunted 2': Vikram Bhatt

New Delhi, Dec 18 : Filmmaker Vikram Bhatt says he had originally written "Khamoshiyan" to make a sequel of 2011 "Haunted - 3D".


Dilip Kumar grieves for Peshawar

By Uma Ramasubramanian, Mumbai, Dec 18 : Bollywood thespian and now ailing Dilip Kumar, who was born in Peshawar, said Thursday that he longed to reach out to the parents of the children massacred in the Pakistani city.


2015 will be year of change for me: Priyanka Chopra

Mumbai, Dec 18 : Actress Priyanka Chopra, who has turned producer this year, says in the New Year she will enter into more interesting ventures.


Randeep Hooda experiences social media nightmare

Mumbai, Dec 18 : Actor Randeep Hooda is said to have been jolted to learn that various fake accounts in his name are floating in cyberspace. He is now reportedly getting his genuine accounts verified.


Priyanka Chopra unveils December issue of Grazia Magazine in Mumbai

New Delhi, Dec 18 : Priyanka Chopra recently unveiled the December issue of Grazia Magazines in Mumbai.


Militant Islam is never Islam: Mahesh Bhatt

By Subhash K Jha, Mumbai, Dec 18 : Bollywood filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt, who maintains close cultural links with Pakistan, feels its morale has hit an all-time low with the savage killing of children in Peshawar.


'Party like a Punjabi' not just for Punjabis: Manjeet Ral

New Delhi, Dec 18 : Manjeet Ral's new song titled "Party like a Punjabi", for which he teamed up with actor-singer Gippy Grewal, will be out Dec 22. The Canada-based Punjabi singer says the dance track is not just for Punjabis but everyone.


'Paddington' to hit Indian screens Jan 16, 2015

New Delhi, Dec 18 : Family entertainer "Paddington", based on the bestselling and internationally loved series of children's stories by British author Michael Bond, will hit 150 screens across India Jan 16, 2015.


Richa Chadha's star-studded birthday celebration

Mumbai, Dec 18 : Actress Richa Chadha turned 28 Thursday, but the "Fukrey" actress had a pre-birthday bash Wednesday with a slew of celebrities from tinsel town.


'The Lunchbox' honoured by Toronto film critics

Toronto, Dec 18 : Indian film director Ritesh Batra's "The Lunchbox" has been named best first feature at the 18th annual Toronto Film Critics Association (TFCA) awards here.


Priyanka Chopra signs deal with US TV network

Mumbai, Dec 18 : Bollywood star Priyanka Chopra, who has already made inroads into foreign shores with her music, has signed a one-year TV development deal with US-based ABC Television Studios.


Peshawar tragedy needs no sympathy, but prayers: Amitabh Bachchan

Mumbai, Dec 18 : The gruesome Taliban attack on a school in Pakistan's Peshawar city has left Bollywood in a state of shock and megastar Amitabh Bachchan says instead of sympathising, the world should pray for the survivors and victims.


G.K. Yogesh to step into direction with 'Yeh Hai India'

Mumbai, Dec 18 : Debutante director G.K. Yogesh is all set to present the different facets of the country through his film titled "Yeh Hai India". The shooting will start March 2015.


'The Imitation Game' to release in India Jan 23, 2015

New Delhi, Dec 18 : "The Imitation Game", which has received five Golden Globe nominations, will hit Indian screens Jan 23, 2015.


Anupam Kher launches Gajra Kottary's book in Mumbai

Mumbai, Dec. 17 : Bollywood veteran actor Anupam Kher launched the book 'Once Upon a Star', which has been written by popular television scriptwriter Gajra Kottary, in Mumbai.


'Roy' trailer launched, set for February release

New Delhi, Dec 17 : Debutante director Vikramjit Singh's "Roy" trailer was launched Wednesday on video sharing site Youtube.


'Broken Horses' teaser to be attached with 'PK'

New Delhi, Dec 17 : The teaser of filmmaker Vidhu Vinod Chopra's Hollywood film "Broken Horses" will be attached to Aamir Khan-starrer "PK", which is coming out Friday.


Now don 'Tevar' jacket a la Arjun Kapoor

Gurgaon, Dec 17 : If you like your fashion to be inspired by your favourite Bollywood actors' screen avatars, here's your chance to look like Arjun Kapoor! The actor has launched a special jacket in tune with his style in his forthcoming film "Tevar".


DIFF to honour Subhash Ghai with lifetime achievement award

New Delhi, Dec 17 : Filmmaker Subhash Ghai will receive the lifetime achievement award at the third edition of the Delhi International Film Festival (DIFF), starting here Dec 20.


'Alone' trailer crosses four million mark

Mumbai, Dec 17 : Actress Bipasha Basu is on cloud nine as the trailer of her forthcoming film "Alone" has been viewed more than four million times on YouTube.


Monali excited about judging singing reality show

Mumbai, Dec 17 : After singing and acting, singer Monali Thakur is set to judge singing reality TV show "Sa Re Ga Ma Pa L'il Champs" and says that she is excited about it.


Lisa Ray to glam up Pune Fashion Week 2014

Pune, Dec 17 : Indo-Canadian actress Lisa Ray will walk for ULKA SB at the forthcoming fifth season of Pune Fashion Week here.


'Dharam Sankat Mein' to release in March 2015

Mumbai, Dec 17 : "Dharam Sankat Mein", the official Hindi adaptation of British satire "The Infidel" which stars the powerhouse trio of Paresh Rawal, Annu Kapoor and Naseeruddin Shah, will hit the screens March 13, 2015.


'Coolest' Riteish turns 36, celebs pour in wishes

Mumbai, Dec 17 : Actor-producer Riteish Deshmukh turned 36 Wednesday and his friends from the film industry, along with his wife Genelia D'Souza, took to Twitter to wish the birthday boy.


B-Town continues mourning for Peshawar attack victims

Mumbai, Dec 17 : A day after 132 children were brutally killed in a gruesome Taliban attack on a school in Pakistan's Peshawar city, Bollywood celebrities like Amitabh Bachchan and Shah Rukh Khan are still in shock and feel "anger" and "disgust" for the "monstrous" act.


Peshawar attack: 'Duronto' film unit observes two-minutes silence

Mumbai, Dec 17 : The film unit of "Duronto", starring National Award-winning actor Manoj Bajpayee, observed two-minutes silence in memory of children who lost their lives in a Taliban attack on a school in Pakistan's Peshawar city.


Shraddha Kapoor to spend New Year in Las Vegas with 'ABCD 2' team

Mumbai, Dec 17 : Actress Shraddha Kapoor, who tasted success with two back-to-back hits - "Ek Villain" and "Haider" - this year, will celebrate the New Year in Las Vegas while shooting for her forthcoming venture "ABCD 2".


'PK', best film with best performance by Aamir Khan: Sachin Tendulkar

Mumbai, Dec 17 : Cricket icon Sachin Tendulkar is floored by Aamir Khan's performance in the film "PK" and says it's the best film that he has ever seen.


'Stars contribute nothing directly to films' revenue'

Kolkata, Dec 17 : Stars alone cannot make a movie a box office success. But they indirectly contribute to it as distributors are drawn to films which have the big names, and thus a good distribution network sends the cash registers ringing, a US- based professor says in a research paper.


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