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IFFI jury member Rahul Rawail: The I&B ministry can override and reject any film
Wed, Nov 15, 2017

One jury member, film director Rahul Rawail told indianexpress.com that he was informed that Nude would not be the opening film. He also suggested that the I&B ministry can 'override and reject any film'.

Shah Rukh Khan to inaugurate 48th International Film Festival of India
Wed, Nov 15, 2017

Shah Rukh Khan will make the official welcome address to all the delegates from across the globe as IFFI 2017 kicks off in the beach state of Goa. This year’s festival is scheduled to take place between the 20th to 28th of November.

Indo-Argentinian film Thinking of Him to have its world premiere at the 48th International Film Festival of India
Wed, Nov 15, 2017

Noted Argentinian filmmaker Pablo Cesar's Thinking of Him is going to have its world premiere, and the film has been selected to close the 48th International Film Festival of India.

National Award-winning screenwriter Apurva Asrani resigns from IFFI jury
Wed, Nov 15, 2017

On November 9, the Information & Broadcasting Ministry announced the list of ‘feature’ and ‘non-feature’ films for the Indian Panorama section of IFFI and Ravi Jadhav’s Marathi film Nude and Sanal Kumar Sasidharan’s Malayalam thriller S Durga were dropped from the final list.

Karan Johar on actors falling in love with each other on the sets of his films: People fall in love, it’s the industry of love
Tue, Nov 14, 2017

Karan Johar was asked if actors fall in love with each other on the sets of his films, and how comfortable he is if such a situation arises. To this, the filmmaker said that it happens all the time.

Exclusive | Rajkummar Rao on sexual harassment: I am sure it exists not only in our industry, but every industry
Tue, Nov 14, 2017

Rajkummar Rao expressed surprise on why the victims haven't spoken up already. He also thinks that one day when these victims do speak up, the whole industry needs to back them up and support them

Deepika Padukone on Padmavati row: Won’t say anything on this
Mon, Nov 13, 2017

Padmavati star Deepika Padukone, who graced the GQ Fashion Night in Mumbai on November 12 said that she is overwhelmed with the love that the film is receiving, and how she cannot wait for the film to release. The film is facing opposition from many quarters in the country and Deepika was asked for a reaction.

Sunita Rajwar files legal case against Nawazuddin Siddiqui, asks for Rs 2 crore as compensation
Fri, Nov 10, 2017

Nawazuddin Siddiqui withdrew his memoir, but it may not be enough to save him from legal trouble. After Niharika Singh criticised him for exposing their bitter relationship, his 'first love' Sunita Rajwar has now gone one step further and has filed a legal case against him.

Padmavati director Sanjay Leela Bhansali should be tried for treason: BJP member Arjun Gupta
Fri, Nov 10, 2017

Bollywood director Sanjay Leela Bhansali on Wednesday had cleared the air over the rumoured romantic scene between Rani Padmavati (Deepika Padukone) and Alauddin Khilji (Ranveer Singh) in his magnum opus Padmavati, saying there was no such sequence in the film.

Exclusive | Padmapriya: I want to be a pan India actor now, and Hindi cinema gives the scope to do so much more
Thu, Nov 09, 2017

Padmapriya made her debut in Bollywood with Saif Ali Khan starrer Chef. In this interview with indianexpress.com, the actor talks about her dreams and aspirations, and why she wants to do more of Hindi cinema now.

Ronnie Screwvala all set to make a film on blind cricket
Thu, Nov 09, 2017

Ronnie Screwvala's motion picture company RSVP continues on its path of backing exceptional stories that need to be told. He announced their upcoming film is set in the world of blind cricket. Blind cricket is a version of cricket adapted for blind and partially sighted people.

Adnan Sami to perform live in Mumbai with Mithoon and DJ Hardwell
Wed, Nov 08, 2017

Adnan Sami is preparing for a charitable event called World’s Biggest Guestlist Festival. Apart from Adnan, Music composer Mithoon and internationally acclaimed DJs like Hardwell, W & W, Kill The Buzz and Suyano would also be part of the two-day music festival happening on December 2 and 3 at D Y Patil Stadium, in New Mumbai.

EXCLUSIVE | Tumhari Sulu actor Vidya Balan: I spent a large part of my life being sorry about my body
Mon, Nov 06, 2017

In an exclusive interview with indianexpress.com, Tumahri Sulu actor Vidya Balan opens up about her fight with weight gain and loss, and finally embracing her body and her size. Tumhari Sulu is releasing on November 17, and Vidya is all ready for it.

Shah Rukh Khan on Ittefaq actor Akshaye Khanna: I’m a big fan of his work
Sun, Oct 29, 2017

Shah Rukh Khan produced Ittefaq is all set to hit the theatres on November 3. Talking about the film, SRK looks more than happy with the way it has come out. Akshaye Khanna portrays the role of a tough cop in Ittefaq, Sidharth Malhotra plays Vikram Sethi and Sonakshi Sinha plays Maya.

Toilet Ek Prem Katha director Shree Narayan Singh on his next Batti Gul Meter Chalu: I am thrilled to begin work in Uttarakhand
Fri, Oct 27, 2017

Shree Narayan Singh's next film's announcement made a big splash because of Shahid Kapoor. Then came a quirky poster of birds on an electric cable. Like his debut film Toilet Ek Prem Katha, Batti Gul Meter Chalu will also have a socially relevant theme.

Parineeti Chopra: Golmaal Again injected life back into the industry, I’m happy to be its heroine
Thu, Oct 26, 2017

From making a debut in 2011 with Ladies vs Ricky Behl to Golmaal Again, Parineeti Chopra has come a long way. She was introduced as Priyanka Chopra's cousin, but today Parineeti is a well-established actor who has various impressive roles in her kitty.

Irrfan Khan on Harvey Weinstein scandal: It is everywhere, in every department
Wed, Oct 25, 2017

Irrfan Khan who is currently gearing up for his upcoming film 'Qarib Qarib Single' shared his views on the Harvey Weinstein scandal. The actor said that it is everywhere and in every department and he has himself experienced it too. Irrfan also said that such people should be exposed and called out.

Neil Nitin Mukesh talks about working with Prabhas: We are preparing for the grand action sequences in Saaho
Wed, Oct 25, 2017

Neil Nitin Mukesh in a candid interview shared about his films Saaho and Golmaal Again. "It is a great experience working on the sets of Saaho," said the actor but added that it is tough to act in a movie that is being made in three languages.

Kapil Sharma opens up about the lowest phase in his life: I was slipping into depression and had suicidal thoughts
Wed, Oct 25, 2017

At the trailer launch of his film, Firangi, Kapil Sharma opened up and made some heartening confessions about his fight with alcoholism and suicidal thoughts, his health issues and how Shah Rukh Khan asked him to take a break and gather himself.

Niharika Singh on alleged affair with Nawazuddin Siddiqui: He wants to sell his book, he is manipulating a fleeting relationship
Tue, Oct 24, 2017

'An Ordinary Life', actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui's autobiography, is making a lot of buzz even before its release. An excerpt from his book, which is a chapter on relationships, has intimate details about Nawazuddin's whirlwind relationship with his Miss Lovely co-actor, Niharika Singh.

Kapil Sharma unplugged: If I were Sunil Grover, I would have tried to understand what’s going wrong with a friend
Wed, Oct 25, 2017

Firangi actor Kapil Sharma spoke about his infamous spat with Sunil Grover. The actor confessed that he was facing a lot of pressure of the show that was happening in Australia, and a death of a fellow artist from Firangi added to his stress.

Esha Deol and Bharat Takhtani pick the most divine name for their new born daughter
Tue, Oct 24, 2017

Grandparents Hema Malini, Dharmendra and Takhnanis are extremely happy with the 'divine' name of Esha Deol and Bharat Takhtani's new born baby girl. The name Radhya Takhtani has been jointly decided by Esha and Bharat.

Secret Superstar actor Zaira Wasim on her birthday: I believe in destiny a lot, that will take me where I’m supposed to go
Mon, Oct 23, 2017

Secret Superstar actor Zaira Wasim celebrated her 17th birthday today. Director Advait Chandan hosted a birthday party for Zaira and described her as a very shy and private person. The teenage actor said that she does not have dreams because she believes in destiny.

Shahid Kapoor on Padmavati trailer: In the trailer, my character is underplayed
Thu, Oct 19, 2017

At the closing ceremony of 19th Jio MAMI Film Festival on Wednesday, Padmavati actor Shahid Kapoor graced the red carpet and spoke about his role in the film. "It is a privilege to be a Rajput king. I feel very proud as an Indian to play a king from a dynasty, which is known to be brave, fearless and respectful towards women," said the actor.

Village Rockstar steals the show at the Jio MAMI 19th Mumbai Film Festival. Check out the complete winners’ list
Thu, Oct 19, 2017

Village Rockstars worked it's magic at the MAMI festival too and won many awards at the closing ceremony. Jio MAMI 19th Mumbai Film Festival was attended by celebrities like Deepika Padukone, Sonam Kapoor, Kabir Khan, Anurag Kashyap, Rajkumar Hirani, Hansal Mehta, Kiran Rao, Ashutosh Gowariker, Rajkummar Rao and more.

Sonam Kapoor on Veere Di Wedding: Making a film to show that women can work together
Thu, Oct 19, 2017

There was a report that suggested that there was a 'cat- fight' between Veere Di Wedding stars Sonam Kapoor and Kareena Kapoor on the sets of the film. "We will continue to be actual friends and make a kick a*$ movie and prove that women can work with each other, get along and have a blast," said Sonam.

Shabana Azmi on Signature Move: The film normalises the gay community and doesn’t showcase them as belonging to another planet
Tue, Oct 17, 2017

Signature Move is an American indie comedy-drama about a Pakistani Muslim lesbian living in Chicago with her mother, played by Shabana Azmi. Helmed by Chicago based director Jennifer Reeder, the film has been praised internationally.

EXCLUSIVE | Pritam: When rehashing and remixing old songs becomes a norm, it is not a healthy trend
Tue, Oct 17, 2017

In an exclusive interview with indianexpress.com, Bollywood music director Pritam talks about the Indian music industry, music taste of Indian millennials and rehashing or remixing old songs.

Deepika Padukone on working in Padmavati: Certain characters just don’t leave your system
Tue, Oct 17, 2017

During an interactive session at the launch of Hema Malini's biography Beyond the Dream Girl, Deepika Padukone discussed how she feels fortunate to have worked with Sanjay Leela Bhansali on three films.

EXCLUSIVE | Ram Kamal Mukherjee gives a sneak peek into Hema Malini’s biography Beyond the Dream Girl
Wed, Oct 18, 2017

Hema Malini's biography Beyond the Dream Girl, written by veteran journalist Ram Kamal Mukherjee, was launched on the occasion of her 69th birthday. Here's what Ram Kamal has to say about the evergreen star who has a great story to tell - A story of independence, fierceness, love and talent.

Naseeruddin Shah: There will be many stars who will come and go, thankfully I am not one of them
Sun, Oct 15, 2017

Naseeruddin Shah, who will be next seen in The Hungry along with Tisca Chopra, spoke about his long-standing acting career, the difference between a star and an actor, the evolution of filmmaking and the changing female narrative in Hindi cinema.

The Hungry actor Naseeruddin Shah on doing negative roles: They are more interesting than the goody two-shoe roles
Sat, Oct 14, 2017

Directed by Bronila Chatterjee, Naseeruddin Shah and Tisca Chopra's The Hungry is an adaptation of William Shakespeare's Titus Andronicus set in contemporary New Delhi. The Hungry is set in the extravagant surroundings of an Indian wedding whilst exploring the role of the patriarch and corruption in Indian politics and big business.

Vikas Gupta’s brother Siddharth Gupta on Shilpa Shinde in Bigg Boss 11: She is mentally unstable
Fri, Oct 13, 2017

Vikas Gupta's brother Siddharth talked at length about Vikas' stint in Bigg Boss 11, his "feud" with Shilpa Shinde and the infamous Bhabhi ji Ghar Par Hai controversy. He was also asked on Vikas' sexuality questions and if it will affect him when he is out of the show. Read all Siddharth Gupta shared.

Karan Johar on Yash and Roohi’s first Diwali: It is a big moment for us
Fri, Oct 13, 2017

Yash and Roohi Johar's daddy Karan Johar seems to be very excited for his children's first Diwali and has been making special plans for the festivities too. He said, "For the first time they will be coming for the Diwali Pooja we have at Dharma office. It is a big moment for us and the family." 

Rajkummar Rao on romancing Aishwarya Rai in Fanney Khan: I am a little nervous, and excited as well
Wed, Oct 11, 2017

Rajkummar Rao confesses that he is a little nervous but excited too about playing the love interest of Aishwarya Rai Bachchan in upcoming film Fanney Khan. He also revealed what will be his character's relationship with that of Aishwarya's.

Alia Bhatt on short-lived careers of female actors: Hopefully I will be acting till I turn 90
Mon, Oct 09, 2017

Alia Bhatt was asked if she feels insecure, given that as a female actor, her acting career could also be short-lived. She opined that the trend is changing and that older actresses are seen working far more than earlier. But, she also blamed writers for not writing parts for older female actors.