Shekhar's 'Hanuman Chalisa' dedicated to grandma

Mumbai, July 29 : Singer-composer Shekhar Ravjiani has dedicated his interpretation of "Hanuman Chalisa", which happens to be his fourth single, to his late grandmother.


Arun Dutt was a wonderful cerebral person: Kalpana Lajmi

By Subhash K. Jha, Mumbai, July 29 : Filmmaker Kalpana Lajmi remembers her late cousin Arun Dutt as a "wonderful cerebral person" who "eventually was afflicted by the tragedy that gripped the family".


Capital to host musical night in remembrance of Pancham Da

New Delhi, July 29 : A musical night titled "Musafir Hoon Yaaron" is being organised here Friday to commemorate the 75th birth anniversary of composer R.D. Burman, fondly known as Pancham Da.


Keep all 'roza' in my mother's memory: Mahesh Bhatt

By Subhash K. Jha, Mumbai, July 29 : Mahesh Bhatt observes fasts during Ramadan as a tribute to his late mother and says on Eid he looks forward to "uniquely designed vegetable biryani". His colleague Shabana Azmi enjoys the festival by feasting with loved ones and appreciates it for "the goodwill" and "continuity of tradition" that it brings.


Salman's Eid pledge: To help 100 kids with heart condition

Mumbai, July 29 : Bollywood superstar Salman Khan has announced that his Being Human (BH) charitable organisation will help "100 genuine patients" suffering from heart condition by providing them free treatment.


Shabana Azmi misses Farooque Sheikh on Eid

Mumbai, July 29 : As everyone is celebrating Eid Tuesday, veteran actress Shabana Azmi says she is missing her co-star and friend Farooque Sheikh, who died last year.


Shantanu, Nikhil to showcase nature-inspired designs at LFW

Mumbai, July 29 : Designer duo Shantanu and Nikhil Mehra have tied with mineral water brand Himalayan to showcase a collection inspired by nature at the Lakme Fashion Week winter-festive 2014.


B-Town hopes for peace, prosperity on Eid

Mumbai, July 29 : Bollywood celebrities including Amitabh Bachchan, Shah Rukh Khan, Akshay Kumar, Preity Zinta and Abhishek Bachchan have wished for peace, love and prosperity on Eid Tuesday.


My journey in India was beautiful, says Fawad Khan

New Delhi, July 28 : Pakistani actor Fawad Khan, who is all set to make his Bollywood debut with 'Khoobsurat' opposite Sonam Kapoor, has said that his journey in India was beautiful and he felt warmly welcomed by everyone.


Puja eliminated, says next step could be Bollywood

By Subhash K. Jha, Mumbai, July 28 : TV actress Puja Banerjee, known for playing Parvati in the mythological show "Devon Ke Dev Mahadev", has been eliminated from "Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 7". She is disappointed and feels that she "deserved to go up the finals".


Shazahn Padamsee enjoyed sharing stage with mom

Mumbai, July 28 : Actress Shazahn Padamsee sang for the first time on stage where her mother and popular singer Sharon Prabhakar also belted out few hit numbers. The "Houseful 2" actress called the experience "magical".


Cinestaan signs three-film deal with Rakeysh Mehra

New Delhi, July 28 : Cinestaan Entertainment Private Limited has joined hands with renowned filmmaker Rakeysh Om Prakash Mehra for a three-film deal. Their first offering will be "Mirziya".


Akshay's performance to kick off kabaddi league in London

New Delhi, July 28 : Bollywood action star Akshay Kumar will perform on the inaugural day of the Wave World Kabaddi League (WWKL), starting Aug 9 in London.


Salman Khan's Eid luck works in favour of 'Kick'

Mumbai, July 28 : If one goes by the box office collections of Salman Khan-starrer "Kick", people would unanimously agree that the superstar, whose Eid releases like "Wanted" and "Ek Tha Tiger" turned out to be super hits, should stick to his lucky date for movie screenings.


Vivek returns to YRF after 12 years for 'Bank Chor'

New Delhi, July 28 : Actor Vivek Oberoi will join the cast of Yash Raj Films' "Bank Chor", marking his comeback to the banner after 12 years.


Emraan Hashmi waiting for right script to work with Salman Khan

Mumbai, July 28 : Actor Emraan Hashmi would love to team up with Bollywood superstar Salman Khan, but says that the script has to be really good.


Shoojit Sircar honoured in hometown

Kolkata, July 28 : Filmmaker Shoojit Sircar was honoured at the Sera Bangali 2014 event here with the best director award.


I'll never work for free: Emraan Hashmi

Mumbai, July 28 : Emraan Hashmi, who is looking forward to his next "Raja Natwarlal", seems to have a practical approach towards his acting job. He is not willing to slog for free, but at the same time he clarifies money is not the sole purpose behind accepting a project.


''Bajrangi Baijaan' has nothing to do with my personal life'

Mumbai, July 28 : Kareena Kapoor and Salman Khan's next "Bajrangi Bhaijaan" is about a Brahmin girl and Muslim boy, but the former says that it has no correlation with her personal life.


Salman Khan's 'Kick' does not do justice to original: Surender Reddy

Chennai, July 28 : Filmmaker Surender Reddy, who is the creator of the original "Kick" in Telugu, feels the Hindi remake didn't do justice to his film or Salman Khan. He says the makers of the remake didn't understand the spirit of the original.


Sara not interested in films: Kareena Kapoor

Mumbai, July 28 : While there have been reports that actor Saif Ali Khan and Amrita Singh's daughter Sara Khan is planning to get into films, Kareena Kapoor says that "she is not interested in films."


Fawad has 'khoobsurat' experience with Sonam

Mumbai, July 28 : Pakistani actor Fawad Khan's experience of working in India was very good and he credits his "Khoobsurat" co-star Sonam Kapoor for it.


After polio, Big B open to associate with anti-tobacco campaign

New Delhi, July 28 : Megastar Amitabh Bachchan, who has been long associated with campaigns for polio eradication in India, won't mind working on anti-tobacco projects too.


Ali Zafar dons director's hat

Mumbai, July 27 : Pakistani singer-actor Ali Zafar, who made his Bollywood debut in 2010 with "Tere Bin Laden", will now direct a short film.


If I am good actor, don't need bikini: Humaima Malick

Mumbai, July 27 : Pakistani model-actress Humaima Malick was comfortable shooting a "kissing scene" for her debut Hindi movie, but she shuns bikini.


Kabaddi brings Aamir, Shah Rukh together

Mumbai, July 27 : Superstars Aamir Khan and Shah Rukh Khan were seen on the same platform here to support Indian sport kabaddi.


I'm maturing like an old wine: Rajeshwari Sachdev

Mumbai, July 27 : Rajeshwari Sachdev's stint in theatre, TV and films has been like a treasure-trove. The National Award winning actress too admits that her acting journey has been rewarding and she gained something at each stage.


Tamil actress Sandra Amy goes to Bollywood

Chennai, July 27 : Tamil TV and film actress Sandra Amy has landed a plum role in yet-untitled Emraan Hashmi's next Bollywood outing with director Anthony D'Souza. Sandra will be seen playing a Tamil girlfriend to Emraan in the film.


Guru Dutt's son Arun Dutt dead

Mumbai, July 27 : Arun Dutt, son of legendary filmmaker Guru Dutt and playback singer Geeta Dutt, died of Kidney failure, said his daughter Gouri. He was 58.


Shyam Benegal urges Chavan to save Ghai's film institute

Mumbai, July 26 : Filmmaker Shyam Benegal Saturday urged Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan to intervene and save Whistling Woods International Institute for Film, Fashion and Communication, founded and run by film director Subhash Ghai from closure.


Abhishek Bachchan unveils official jersey of Jaipur Pink Panthers in Mumbai

New Delhi, July 26 : Abhishek Bachchan, who has invested in Pro-Kabaddi League, recently unveiled the official jersey of his team Jaipur Pink Panthers at an event in Mumbai.


After Salman, Akshay sings for his film

Mumbai, July 26 : Seems like Bollywood stars are taking charge of their film's singing department too. After Salman Khan who sang in "Kick", Akshay Kumar has given his voice to one track in his forthcoming film "Entertainment".


Kahaani's Hollywood remake: Producer thankful to Bengal CM

Kolkata, July 26 : Bengali actor-producer Arindam Sil, whose company is handling the regional production of Hollywood film "Deity" - the remake of Bollywood blockbuster "Kahaani" - Saturday expressed gratitude to West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee for extending help for the shooting in Kolkata.


Abhishek Bachchan keen on Yuvraj Singh biopic

Mumbai, July 26 : Abhishek Bachchan says if he gets an opportunity, he would love to do a biopic on cricketer Yuvraj Singh, whose career graph and fighting spirit as a cancer survivor, the actor believes, can make for an inspiration tale.


Shilpa Shetty recollects Goan escapade with Raj

Mumbai, July 26 : Shilpa Shetty, whose Satyug Gold company has partnered with the Goa Wedding Show 2014, which she and her husband Raj Kundra are endorsing, says she has fond memories of the state.


Chitrangada's loss was Kangana's gain in 'Gangster'

Mumbai, July 26 : Kangana Ranaut's debut film "Gangster" won her multiple awards and made the audience, critics and filmmakers sit up and take notice of her talent. But getting the role in the Anurag Basu directorial only came after a bout of rejection, she has revealed.


I'm not a jewellery person: Chitrangada Singh

New Delhi, July 26 : Actress Chitrangada Singh walked the runway for jewellery brand Shree Raj Mahal Jewellers at the recently concluded India Couture Week 2014. But when it comes to her personal life, she is not a jewellery person.


Priyanka has captured the soul of Mary Kom: Sanjay Leela Bhansali

By Subhash K Jha, Mumbai, July 26 : "Mary Kom" co-producer Sanjay Leela Bhansali is overwhelmed by the impact of the trailer of the film. He agrees that Priyanka Chopra, who plays M.C. Mary Kom onscreen, doesn't resemble the Olympic bronze medallist boxer but says the actress has captured the star athlete's "soul" for the role.


Decided on Paris for proposing Soha on impulse: Kunal Kemmu

By Subhash K. Jha, Mumbai, July 26 : Actor Kunal Kemmu, who recently and suddenly proposed to his lady love Soha Ali Khan in Paris, says the engagement was pre-planned, but also something he did on impulse. He's glad he managed to pull off a surprise.


Shruti Haasan great dancer, singer: Sreenu Vaitla

Chennai, July 26 : Actress Shruti Haasan has sung an item number for upcoming Telugu actioner "Aagadu" and she will be seen grooving to it as well. The film's director Sreenu Vaitla is in awe of her dancing and singing skills.


It helps to be thick-skinned in film industry: Alia Bhatt

New Delhi, July 26 : All of 21, she's young and versatile unlike others of her generation, and even in terms of dealing with criticism, "Highway" star Alia Bhatt has a mature approach. She says being "thick-skinned" comes in handy.


Manipuris want Bollywood biopic on boxer Mary Kom to be released in the state

Imphal, July 25 : Bollywood is set to release a biopic on Olympic medalist and five time world women's boxing champion M C Mary Kom. However, the film is unlikely to be screened in Mary's native state Manipur, where Hindi films have been banned for over a decade by insurgent outfits.


Anita Advani challenges sale of Rajesh Khanna's Mumbai residence 'Aashirwad'

Mumbai, July 25 : Claiming to be late Bollywood superstar Rajesh Khanna's live-in partner, Anita Advani, has challenged the sale of his bungalow 'Vardan Aashirwad'.


Salman Khan to endorse pipe maker Astral

Mumbai, July 25 : Bollywood's "Dabangg" star, whose "Kick" is attracting Indian cine-goers to the box office, has been appointed the brand ambassador for plumbing pipe major Astral Poly Technik Ltd.


Sonam, Fawad to make 'Entertainment Ke Liye...' finale 'Khoobsurat'

Mumbai, July 25 : "Khoobsurat" actors Sonam Kapoor and Fawad Khan will lend glamour to the finale episode of reality show "Entertainment Ke Liye Kuch Bhi Karega" as part of the promotions of their forthcoming movie.


Sania dragged into unnecessary controversy: Asha Bhosle

Mumbai, July 25 : Legendary Indian singer Asha Bhosle Friday spoke up for tennis star Sania Mirza, who was at the receiving end of criticism on her appointment as Telangana's brand ambassador, saying it's an "unneccessary controversy".


Cursed my profession when my son went for treatment: Emraan Hashmi

Mumbai, July 25 : Actor Emraan Hashmi says he regretted being in the movies when his son went abroad for cancer treatment and he couldn't accompany him.


Amitabh Bachchan to shoot 'KBC 8' launch episode in Surat

Mumbai, July 25 : Megastar Amitabh Bachchan, who is the brand ambassador of Gujarat, is set to shoot the launch episode of his hugely popular TV reality game show "Kaun Banega Crorepati 8" in Surat.


Emraan, Salman enjoy huge fan following in Pakistan: Humaima

Mumbai, July 25 : Pakistani actress Humaima Malick, who will be seen with Emraan Hashmi in "Raja Natwarlal", says both her co-star as well as Bollywood superstar Salman Khan have a huge fan following in Pakistan.


Priyanka Chopra fought real boxers in 'Mary Kom'

Mumbai, July 25 : Actress Priyanka Chopra fought with real boxers in "Mary Kom", a biopic on the five time World Champion boxer. She says it was not easy to take a full-on punch from professional boxers during the shoot.


'Dare 2 Dance' pushes you out of your comfort zone: Akshay Kumar

Gurgaon, July 25 : Bollywood's action titan Akshay Kumar, who has played host host of TV adventure reality series "Fear Factor: Khatron Ke Khiladi" in the past, will now be seen as the anchor and mentor to contestants on dance reality show "Dare 2 Dance".


What scared Jacqueline Fernandez the most in 'Kick'?

Mumbai, July 25 : Superstar Salman Khan has done a lot of action and stunts in "Kick" and the film's leading lady Jacqueline Fernandez says that the jump from a building was the scariest of them all.


LFW: Kareena to be showstopper for Manish Malhotra

Mumbai, July 25 : Bollywood actress Kareena Kapoor will walk the Lakme Fashion Week Winter/Festive 2014 ramp as a showstopper for designer Manish Malhotra.


YRF Entertainment to remake 'Kahaani' as 'Deity' in English

New Delhi, July 25 : YRF Entertainment, the international arm of Indian production giant Yash Raj Films Friday announced that it will remake the critically acclaimed and commercially successful Sujoy Ghosh-directed and Vidya Balan-starrer "Kahaani" for international audiences as "Deity".


Emraan is good at romance: Humaima Malick

Mumbai, July 25 : Pakistani model-actress Humaima Malick, who is making her Bollywood debut with forthcoming Emraan Hashmi starrer "Raja Natwarlal", a thriller, seems to be in awe of the way Bollywood's 'serial kisser' romances onscreen. She says he's good at romance.


Salman Khan finds his lady love, calls her 'JFK'

Mumbai, July 25 : One of Bollywood's most eligible bachelors, Salman Khan has admitted having a lady love in his life - his "Kick" co-star Jacqueline Fernandez. Recently, the superstar jokingly gave her his surname Khan, and made her blush when he revealed his admiration for her.


Salman's transparency connects him with audience: Nawazuddin Siddiqui

By Subhash K. Jha, Mumbai, July 25 : Actor par excellence Nawazuddin Siddiqui, who admits he got a kick out of working with Salman Khan in Sajid Nadiadwala's "Kick", says the superstar's honesty is his biggest virtue.


'Kick' - Salman Khan, Sajid Nadiadwala kick up a storm (Movie Review)

By Subhash K. Jha : Film - "Kick"; Cast - Salman Khan, Randeep Hooda, Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Jacqueline Fernandez; Director - Sajid Nadiadwala; Rating - ****


First look of Priyanka Chopra's 'Mary Kom' revealed

New Delhi, July 24 : Priyanka Chopra has launched the trailer of her upcoming biopic drama film 'Mary Kom' along with director Sanjay Leela Bhansali and producer Omung Kumar, in Mumbai.


"Entertainment is a necessity of life," says Akshay Kumar

New Delhi, July 24 : Akshay Kumar is going all the way to promote his upcoming film 'Entertainment', as he feels entertainment is a necessity of life.