Bollywood celebs come together for charity football match in Mumbai

New Delhi, July 21: Aamir Khan, Salman Khan, Hrithik Roshan and Abhishek Bachchan among others recently came together for a charity football match in Mumbai.


Bollywood beauties bring the curtains down at ICW 2014

By Sonam Kochar, New Delhi, July 21 : Bollywood beauties Chitrangada Singh and Bipasha Basu brought the curtain down on the Sri Raj Mahal Jewelers India Couture Week 2014 in true diva style.


John Abraham inaugurates new 'Tony & Guy' salon

By Rachna Kapoor, New Delhi, July 21 : John Abraham unveiled the new 'Tony and Guy' salon in South Extension market in New Delhi.


Rakesh Roshan, housing society to donate Rs.15 lakh to fireman's family

By Subhash K. Jha, Mumbai, July 21 : A fierce fire that broke out in a posh highrise building named Lotus Business Park in Andheri here left one brave fireman named Nitin Ivalekar dead. Filmmaker Rakesh Roshan has gotten together with the other property owners of the building to offer a compensation to the fireman's bereaved wife.


ICW 2014: Bollywood stars outshine design aesthetics

By Nivedita, New Delhi, July 21 : Design aesthetics and creativity may have impressed fashion patrons at the just concluded Shree Raj Mahal Jewellers India Couture Week 2014 certainly, but it was Bollywood celebrities who hogged maximum publicity.


Art knows no culture, creed: Pakistani actor Fawad Khan

Mumbai, July 21 : Fawad Afzal Khan, one of the most sought after Pakistani singer-actor, has drawn flak back home for his decision to enter Bollywood. But he is unperturbed and says art is something that travels across all borders.


Sonam Kapoor unveils 'Khoobsurat' trailer

Mumbai, July 21 : Actress Sonam Kapoor Monday unveiled the trailer of her forthcoming film "Khoobsurat", and said the film's producer and director have "exposed me completely in this film".


Nikhil Chinapa to launch menswear line, teams up with Koovs

New Delhi, July 21 : Popular DJ-VJ Nikhil Chinapa has collaborated with e-commerce website Koovs to launch his exclusive menswear line.


Rhea Chakraborty stars in 'Bank Chor'

Mumbai, July 21 : Actress Rhea Chakraborty has been signed up as the female lead of Y-Films' "Bank-Chor" for a "cracker of a role" with Riteish Deshmukh. She says she's excited about the "roller-coaster ride".


Aamir's daughter organises charity football match

Mumbai, July 21 : Bollywood superstar Aamir Khan's daughter Ira organised a celebrity football match to raise funds for an animal welfare shelter.


Anupam Kher's surgery postponed

Mumbai, July 21 : Veteran actor Anupam Kher was due to undergo minor surgery for the removal of a cyst in the upper eyelid Monday but this has been postponed.


Aamir's daughter organises charity football match

Mumbai, July 21 : Bollywood superstar Aamir Khan’s daughter Ira organised a celebrity football match to raise funds for an animal welfare shelter.


Uncool for actors to thrash films after release: Sanjay Gupta

Mumbai, July 21 : Saif Ali Khan recently called his latest release "Humshakals", directed by Sajid Khan, a mistake. Without making any direct reference, Bollywood filmmaker Sanjay Gupta has said it's an "uncool" practice.


Akshay Kumar calls 'It's Entertainment' directors 'Sethji'

Mumbai, July 21 : Bollywood star Akshay Kumar, whose forthcoming entertainer "It's Entertainment" is directed by debutants Farhad-Sajid, refers to the duo as 'Sethji'.


When Ajay, Rohit teamed up for pranks

Mumbai, July 21 : Director Rohit Shetty and actor Ajay Devgn became partners in crime on the sets of forthcoming movie "Singham Returns" when the duo decided to scare the crew members.


Anupam Kher to undergo minor surgery

Mumbai, July 21 : Veteran actor Anupam Kher will Monday undergo minor surgery for the removal of a cyst in the upper eyelid.


I'm a huge Shahid Kapoor fan: Alia Bhatt

By Subhash K. Jha, Mumbai, July 21 : Alia Bhatt, who has confirmed she has signed Vikas Bahl's "Shaandar" for a role with Shahid Kapoor, says she's a fan of the actor, whom she first fell in love with when she was all of 11.


Bipasha Basu, Chitrangada add Bollywood glamour at ICW 2014 finale

New Delhi, July 21 : A live performance by singer Kamaal Khan on popular Bollywood tracks, decor reflecting the golden period and actresses Bipasha Basu and Chitrangada Singh walking the ramp in true diva style, the grand finale by Shree Raj Mahal Jewellers as a part of India Couture Week 2014 turned out to be a complete Bollywood affair.


Be proud of your curves: Huma Qureshi to Indian women

By Nivedita, New Delhi, July 21 : Bollywood actress Huma Qureshi, who walked the ramp as showstopper for designer duo Rimple and Harpreet Narula on the last day of Shree Raj Mahal Jewellers India Couture Week 2014, says that Indian women are blessed with "naturally beautiful curves" and they should not feel embarrassed about it.


'Punjab 1984' outstanding, worthy going to Oscars: Anupam Kher

Mumbai, July 20 : Bollywood actor Anupam Kher is so impressed with director Anurag Singh's "Punjab 1984", a Punjabi film focusing on the ill effects of 1984-86 Punjab insurgency on social life, that he says it is worth going to the Oscars.


Chetan Bhagat's next novel about rural boy, urban girl love story

Mumbai, July 20 : Celebrated author Chetan Bagat says his next book is quite challenging, as it is a love story of a rural boy and an urban girl. His new novella will hit the stands in October.


Jacqueline Fernandez excited about 'Bangistan' special appearance

Mumbai, July 20 : Sri Lankan beauty Jacqueline Fernandez is excited about her next project "Bangistan", a film about two terrorists.


ICW: Manish Malhotra portrays old world charm with 'Portraits'

New Delhi, July 20 : Trust Manish Malhotra to create something different. The ace designer created an old world charm at the Shree Raj Mahal Jewellers India Couture Week (ICW) with 'Portraits', an amalgamation of vintage embroidery on contemporary silhouttes, and wowed the gathering.


'Mary Kom' trailer to release July 24

By Subhash K. Jha, Mumbai, July 20 : The first full-fledged trailer of "Mary Kom", cut by producer Sanjay Leela Bhansali, will be launched by July 24.


My debut film was not promoted well: Parvathy Omanakuttan

Mumbai, July 20 : Former Miss India-turned-actress Parvathy Omanakuttan, recently seen in horror flick "Pizza", says her debut film "Untitled 6" bombed at the box office as it was not promoted well.


Want to make films I believe in: Sandeep Kulkarni

New Delhi, July 20 : Actor Sandeep Kulkarni, who has starred in Hindi films like "Hazaaron Khwaishein Aisi" and "Traffic Signal", is making his debut as a movie producer with upcoming socio-psychological thriller "Dombivli Return".He says the idea is to be able to make films he himself believes in.


Fashion shows are my weddings: Manish Malhotra

New Delhi, July 20 : At 47, ace fashion designer Manish Malhotra is among the country's most eligible bachelors. But he says he marries his "fashion shows" every six months.


Feels 'you've arrived': Aditya as Manish Malhotra's showstopper

New Delhi, July 20 : Aditya Roy Kapur's presence on the Shree Raj Mahal Jewellers India Couture Week (ICW) ramp was met with a loud cheer. Flaunting a heavily embroidered gold sherwani, the actor said walking for Bollywood's favourite designer Manish Malhotra almost feels like "you've arrived".


I'm a clumsy human being: Alia Bhatt

New Delhi, July 20 : Bollywood's young star Alia Bhatt put up a confident front while walking a three-ramp set-up in a lehenga as heavy as over 20 kg, for ace designer Manish Malhotra's show at the Shree Raj Mahal Jewellers India Couture Week. She said she was nervous as she's usually clumsy.


Manish Malhotra paints perfect 'Portraits' at ICW

New Delhi, July 20 : Ace fashion designer Manish Malhotra's 'Portraits' showcase at the Shree Raj Mahal Jewellers India Couture Week (ICW) was an amalgamation of vintage embroidery on contemporary silhouttes. Bollywood's young talents Alia Bhatt and Aditya Roy Kapur turned confident showstoppers on the ramp.


Owner now demands Rs 80m for Dilip Kumar's 'national heritage' home

Karachi, July 19 : The current owner of Dilip Kumar's family house in Peshawar, Akram Ullah, has demanded for Rs 80 million, post the four-marla house was announced as a national heritage by PM Nawaz Sharif recently.


Om Puri undergoes mouth surgery, quits smoking

By Subhash K. Jha, Mumbai, July 19 : A cancer scare caused by an intimidating white patch in his mouth had all of actor Om Puri's friends and well-wishers worried after the report of the physical irregularity was out. But after a recent mouth surgery, he is fine and says he has kicked the butt.


Rohit Shetty explored Mumbai for 'Singham Returns'

Mumbai, July 19 : Director Rohit Shetty is known to dig out hidden gems from every place where he shoots. As the story of his upcoming movie "Singham Returns" revolves around Mumbai city, he has shot at some of the iconic sites there.


Shah Rukh Khan, Hrithik Roshan salute 'real hero' Nitin Yewalekar

Mumbai, July 19 : Bollywood heros Shah Rukh Khan and Hrithik Roshan have paid tribute to fireman Nitin Ivalekar, who lost his life when the top two floors of a 22-storeyed building here went up in flames.


Katrina has worked exremely hard: Jacqueline Fernandes

Mumbai, July 19 : Actress Jacqueline Fernandez, who is busy promoting her much-awaited film "Kick" has praised her co-star Salman Khan's former ladylove Katrina Kaif for working hard to be where she's today.


'Hate Story 2' - overbaked vendetta pulp (Hindi Movie Review)

By Subhash K. Jha : Film - "Hate Story 2"; Cast - Surveen Chawla and Jay Bhanushali; Director - Vishal Pandya; Rating - **


Shraddha Kapoor to flaunt muscular body for 'ABCD 2'

Mumbai, July 19 : Actress Shraddha Kapoor, who will be seen in Remo D'Souza's "ABCD 2", says she is working hard to get a muscular body for the film.


Experiments important for actors, says Emraan Hashmi

Mumbai, July 19 : Actor Emraan Hashmi's last two experimental films "Ek Thi Daayan" and "Ghanchakkar" didn't go down well with his fans. However, he does not regret doing them.


Emraan Hashmi makes my work better: Kunal Deshmukh

Mumbai, July 19 : Kunal Deshmukh, who has cast Emraan Hashmi in almost all his directorials so far, has teamed up with the actor yet again for his new offering "Raja Natwarlal". The director says he shares a comfort level with Emraan.


Ajay Devgn in animated avatar for 'Singham Returns' promotions

New Delhi, July 19 : An animated avatar of Bollywood actor Ajay Devgn appears on the small screen to encourage people to take a bold stand on the country's burning issues - as part of a promotional strategy for his forthcoming film "Singham Returns".


Success of children's films encouraging: 'Chillar Party' director

By Nivedita, New Delhi, July 19 : His co-directorial venture "Chillar Party", focussing on a bunch of kids, won the National Film Award, and his second project "Bhoothnath Returns" also regaled movie-goers. Nitesh Tiwari finds the appreciation encouraging and says it can boost the confidence of filmmakers to back quality films.


Parineeti Chopra and Aditya Roy Kapur launch 'Daawat-e-Ishq' title song in Delhi

By Sonam Kochar, New Delhi, July 18 : Parineeti Chopra and Aditya Roy Kapur recently launched the title song of their upcoming movie 'Daawat-e-Ishq' at an event in New Delhi.


DD Bharati explores music and monsoon with Ghan Garaje and The exalted portals of Thumri'

New Delhi, July 18 : Music is soulful and it connects us directly with the Almighty.


Shraddha Kapoor supports Whisper's 'Touch the pickle campaign'

By Sonam Kochar


On 32nd b'day, Priyanka treats fans with 'Mary Kom' teaser

Mumbai, July 18 : Bollywood actress Priyanka Chopra, who turned 32 Friday, treated her fans with a teaser of her much-awaited movie "Mary Kom" - and much like the movie's poster, she has packed quite a punch in it.


I don't write stories with actors in mind: Nitesh Tiwari

New Delhi, July 18 : He worked with superstar Amitabh Bachchan in his last directorial "Bhoothnath Returns" and is in the news for working with Aamir Khan in his next film. But Nitesh Tiwari says his stories aren't written specially for any actor.


Took three days to record song for 'Kick', says Salman Khan

Mumbai, July 18 : Bollywood superstar Salman Khan has sung for his films in the past, but he says recording a number for "Kick" took him as long as three days.


No provision to ban anyone: Salman Khan

Mumbai, July 18 : Bollywood superstar Salman Khan, who recently faced a paparazzi boycott, says photographers can refuse to click his pictures but they cannot "ban" him as there's no such provision in the law. He has also questioned if it will even affect his stardom.


Aditya, Parineeti sing while promoting 'Daawat-e-Ishq'

New Delhi, July 18 : Impromptu singing at live events seems to be becoming a trend with Bollywood actors. After Alia Bhatt and Varun Dhawan, "Daawat-e-Ishq" actors Aditya Roy Kapur and Parineeti Chopra did the same at an event here.


Aamir, Sanjeeda to romance on screen

Mumbai, July 18 : Real life couple Aamir Ali and Sanjeeda Sheikh will be romancing on-screen as the former will be seen in a cameo in upcoming episodes of TV show "Ek Hasina Thi".


Sangram Singh hopes to spread positive message via debut film

By Subhash K. Jha, Mumbai, July 18 : Celluloid is getting progressively sporty. After tennis player Leander Paes and boxer Vijender Singh, it's time for wrestler Sangram Singh to make his big screen debut. He says he wanted his debut outing to carry a positive message for the youths.


Pizza' - fear fest with yummy twist (Movie Review)

By Subhash K. Jha : Film - "Pizza"; Actors - Akshay Oberoi, Parvathy Omanakuttan, Dipannita Sharma, Arunoday Singh; Director - Akshay Akkineni; Rating - ***1/2


Will try our best for Manipur release: Makers of 'Mary Kom'

New Delhi, July 18 : Makers of "Mary Kom", based on boxer M.C. Mary Kom's life, have said they will try their best to release the movie in Manipur, the Olympic bronze medallist's home state, where Hindi films are not shown since a few years.


Islamic finance, Bollywood and S.D. Burman (Books This Weekend)

The roots of Islamic finance lie in the foundations of Islam and Sharia law, fragmented memories of musician and composer S.D.Burman's life and interesting titbits from the lives of Bollywood directors: the IANS bookshelf this week is buzzing with stories from different genres. Take a look.


Hic! No more 'alcoholic' roles for Aditya Roy Kapur

New Delhi, July 18 : He played the role of an alcoholic in his last two films "Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani" and "Aashiqui 2", but Aditya Roy Kapur is glad that in his next film "Daawat-E-Ishq", he is only 'high' on food.


Farah Khan launches trailer of 'Mad About Dance'

New Delhi, July 17 : Farah Khan has launched the trailer of Saahil Prem's 'M.A.D-Mad About Dance' in Mumbai.


Priyanka Chopra becomes brand ambassador for Banarasi sarees

Varanasi, Jul 17 : The Bollywood cine star Priyanka Chopra is all set to give wings to Prime Minister Narendra Modi's dream to revive Banarasi silk industry as she become the brand ambassador for Banarasi silk sarees.


Evelyn Sharma sings her way...on foreign shores

Mumbai, July 17 : Actress Evelyn Sharma has made her singing debut internationally with an number, which is not indie-pop in nature, but a part of the alternative genre - less commercial and more music. She says she's always been passionate about singing.


Dipannita's horror test

Mumbai, July 17 : Actress Dipannita Sharma is a fan of horror films - and her friends have challenged her to watch her own supernatural thriller "Pizza" all alone.


Salman Khan kissed for 'Kick'?

Mumbai, July 17 : Superstar Salman Khan, who usually shies away from intimate scenes and from locking lips in his films, is said to have shared a "rare" moment with his onscreen love interest in the forthcoming Bollywood entertainer "Kick".