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Annu Kapoor: Films that prove he is the unsung hero of Bollywood
Tue, Feb 20, 2018

Annu Kapoor has done over 70 films, including Vicky Donor, Jolly LLB 2 and Aitraaz. The recepient of two National Awards and host of popular TV show Antakshari turns 62 today. Here's why he is one of the most underrated actors of Bollywood.

Shubha Mudgal: Music has its own way of speaking to people
Fri, Feb 16, 2018

Celebrated classical vocalist Shubha Mudgal is known for her unique voice. The voice behind 'Ab Ke Sawan' had created a music label in 2003 to distribute the work of independent musicians. She is also involved with several projects related to music education in India.

EXCLUSIVE | Director Neeraj Pandey: The common man is going to be a little more explosive in Aiyaary
Fri, Feb 16, 2018

Director Neeraj Pandey's latest film Aiyaary stars Manoj Bajpayee, Sidharth Malhotra, Rakul Preet Singh and Anupam Kher. It revolves around Indian armed forces and a mentor-protege. From Republic Day, Aiyaary's release got postponed to Valentine's Day weekend.

Ashutosh Gowariker: The filmmaker who took us back to our roots
Thu, Feb 15, 2018

Filmmaker Ashutosh Gowariker has over the years kept bringing his audience back to their roots and Indian culture with his award winning films like Lagaan, Swades and Jodha Akbar. On his birthday, we recall why these films are still important.

EXCLUSIVE | Manoj Bajpayee on working with younger actors: Just by observing them you can learn so much
Fri, Feb 16, 2018

Manoj Bajpayee is reuniting with director Neeraj Pandey yet again, in Aiyaary, also starring Sidhath Malhotra and Rakul Preet Singh. The film, which was earlier supposed to release on Republic Day with PadMan, will now arrive on Valentines Day weekend.

Raghu Dixit: My performances are about giving people an experience rather than singing a certain ‘harkat’
Thu, Feb 08, 2018

Raghu Dixit holds a masters degree in microbiology. The singer-composer is known for fusing Indian classical with rock. His band The Raghu Dixit Project has done over 1500 concerts in more than 30 countries across the world. His last Bollywood project was Chef.

Avengers Infinity War Super Bowl teaser: Scenes that left us thinking about this Marvel film
Thu, Feb 08, 2018

Avengers: Infinity War is the nineteenth film in Marvel Cinematic Universe. Directed by Russo brothers, this one will have the Avengers joining forces with the Guardians of the Galaxy to take on Thanos, who is trying to collect the Infinity Stones.

Anupriya Goenka on Padmaavat’s Jauhar scene: Audience is intelligent to not get influenced in the wrong manner
Thu, Feb 08, 2018

Anupriya Goenka played Rani Nagmati, the first wife of Shahid Kapoor's character Maharawal Ratan Singh in Sanjay Leela Bhansali directorial Padmaavat. She was last seen in Salman Khan-Katrina Kaif film Tiger Zinda Hai, where she played nurse Poorna.

Shibani Kashyap: I can’t keep singing the same genre of music all the time
Wed, Feb 07, 2018

Shibani Kashyap, known for her songs like "Ho Gayi Hai Mohabbat", "Sajna Aa Bhi Ja" and "Zinda Hoon Main" has released her new single titled "Wanna Be Free" featuring Fukrey Returns actor Richa Chadha, which deals with social media addiction.

Deepak Dobriyal: I may not be the lead in a film, but while shooting I consider myself as one
Tue, Feb 06, 2018

Actor Deepak Dobriyal has done significant films like Omkara, Gulaal, Tanu Weds Manu, Lucknow Central and Kaalakaandi. His recent release is Kuldip Patwal: I didn't do it. In an exclusive chat, he shares his struggles and the roles that make him happy.

Akshay Kumar’s hit formula in Bollywood is noteworthy and PadMan is just another addition to it
Mon, Feb 05, 2018

Akshay Kumar's upcoming film PadMan also marks wife Twinkle Khanna's debut as a producer. The R Balki film stars Sonam Kapoor and Radhika Apte too. While it also tackles a social issue, here is why Akshay is indeed a trendsetter in Bollywood.

Raima Sen: Speaking Hindi was a challenge for me in Bollywood
Thu, Feb 01, 2018

Apart from having a strong footing in Bengali cinema, Raima Sen has also done enough remarkable films in Bollywood. She was recently seen in Vodka Diaries and will play a lawyer in her upcoming movie Kuldip Patwal: I didn't do it.

Amitabh Bachchan to quit Twitter?
Thu, Feb 01, 2018

Amitabh Bachchan, who is busy with Thugs of Hindostan and Jhund, has said he is quitting Twitter after his followers dropped, leaving many confused. Until now, Big B was the second most followed Indian on Twitter, after PM Narendra Modi.

Sooraj Pancholi on facing trial for Jiah Khan’s death: I have been waiting for this day for the past five years
Wed, Jan 31, 2018

Actor Jiah Khan allegedly committed suicide in 2013. Her mother Rabia Khan had sought that Sooraj Pancholi be booked under charges including murder claiming that her daughter had not committed suicide but was killed.

Ant-Man and the Wasp trailer: Paul Rudd gets the perfect partner in Evangeline Lilly, watch video
Wed, Jan 31, 2018

Marvel Studios released the first trailer of Ant-Man and the Wasp, starring Paul Rudd and Evangeline Lilly. The new superhero movie will release after Black Panther, and will set the ball rolling for MCU's Avengers: Infinity War later this year.

EXCLUSIVE | Jim Sarbh on playing Malik Kafur in Padmaavat: I tried to reveal his complicated feelings and ambitions
Wed, Jan 31, 2018

Actor Jim Sarbh played Malik Kafur, the slave-general of Ranveer Singh's character Alauddin Khilji in Sanjay Leela Bhansali's Padmaavat. The film also stars Deepika Padukone and Shahid Kapoor. Here, Jim opens up about his entire journey as Malik.

Things we would’ve missed watching if Padmaavat hadn’t released at all
Mon, Jan 29, 2018

Sanjay Leela Bhansali's Padmaavat faced a lot of controversy and a demand for ban from several Rajput groups. Now that this Ranveer Singh, Deepika Padukone and Shahid Kapoor period drama has released, here are things that stood out for us.

Actor-writer Dheeraj Sarna on playing a ghost in Belan Wali Bahu: It’s like he is there, but he is not there
Thu, Jan 25, 2018

Krystle D'Souza and Dheeraj Sarna starrer Belan Wali Bahu has replaced Bigg Boss 11 on Colors. The sitcom is the story about a wife who accidentally kills her husband with a 'belan'. Writer Dheeraj is returning to acting with the TV show.

EXCLUSIVE | Neha Kakkar: I put something new in my songs, that’s why everyone wants me to sing for them
Wed, Jan 24, 2018

Neha Kakkar has given hits in films like Judwaa 2, Badrinath Ki Dulhania and Fukrey Returns last year. The singer shares her personal favourite is the reprised version of "Mile Ho Tum Humko" with brother Tony Kakkar. Her latest project is Tseries MixTape Punjabi.

Ali Abbas Zafar: Bharat features Salman Khan’s journey from the age of 8 to 65
Thu, Jan 25, 2018

Salman Khan and Ali Abbas Zafar are teaming up for a third time for Bharat. Their previous films Sultan and Tiger Zinda Hai were blockbusters. Bharat will have Salman donning different looks and will release on Eid 2019.

Belan Wali Bahu actor Krystle D’Souza: Roopa is like me who wants to do things perfectly, but tragedy happens
Tue, Jan 23, 2018

Krystle D'Souza, who was last seen in Brahmarakshas is excited about her new comedy show Belan Wali Bahu, which replaces Bigg Boss 11 on Colors. The actor also spoke about rumours of being roped in for Ekta Kapoor's Naagin 3.

Sanjay Leela Bhansali loves challenges and his films before Padmaavat are proof
Mon, Jan 22, 2018

Sanjay Leela Bhansali's upcoming film had quite a journey from 'Padmavati' to 'Padmaavat'. The film starring Deepika Padukone, Ranveer Singh and Shahid Kapoor garnered trouble, but this time it was bit more than SLB's previous films.

Padmaavat’s teaser shows Queen Padmavati as a woman of honour
Sat, Jan 20, 2018

Sanjay Leela Bhansali directorial Padmaavat stars Deepika Padukone, Shahid Kapoor and Ranveer Singh. Ahead of its release on January 25 a new promo has been launched which throws light on Queen Padmavati and King Ratan Ringh.

Ranveer Singh shares his physical transformation from Alauddin Khilji to Gully Boy and we are shocked, see photo
Fri, Jan 19, 2018

Ranveer Singh plays Alauddin Khilji in Sanjay Leela Bhansali's Padmaavat, also starring Deepika Padukone and Shahid Kapoor. He shared how he underwent a physical transformation for his role in Zoya Akhtar's Gully Boy opposite Alia Bhatt.

EXCLUSIVE | Tiger Zinda Hai director Ali Abbas Zafar on Salman Khan: I can push him to do things which others cannot
Fri, Jan 19, 2018

Director Ali Abbas Zafar's Tiger Zinda Hai and Sultan earned more than Rs 1000 crore at the box office. In an exclusive chat he shares his bond with Salman Khan and Katrina Kaif, and why his films connect so well with the audience.

Happy Birthday Javed Akhtar: His 10 timeless lyrics that celebrate love and life
Wed, Jan 17, 2018

Javed Akhtar has written some of Bollywood's most beautiful songs. The legendary poet and lyricist turns 73 today, and we list down few iconic songs which were penned down by him that reverberate in our hearts forever.

EXCLUSIVE Kanika Kapoor on recreating old classics: I would be devastated if my own song was remade and sung badly
Wed, Jan 24, 2018

Kanika Kapoor, known for her popular songs "Chittiyaan Kalaiyaan", "Lovely", "Baby Doll" and "Desi Look", talks about the current trend of recreating old songs and why music has little shelf life today.

We aren’t surprised with the success of Salman Khan’s Tiger Zinda Hai. Here’s why
Fri, Jan 12, 2018

Salman Khan and Katrina Kaif starrer Tiger Zinda Hai has become Bollywood's biggest grosser of 2017. From story to good direction, this Ali Abbas Zafar film has all the elements that makes a blockbuster.

Happy birthday Hrithik Roshan: Here’s why the Super 30 actor is Bollywood’s true ‘Greek God’
Thu, Jan 11, 2018

Hrithik Roshan, known for his dance, acting, fashion and fitness, turns 44 today. The actor has inspired generations of actors. As he prepares for his next film Super 30, here's what makes him irresistible.

Happy birthday Diljit Dosanjh: How this ‘Pendu’ did things differently and made way into our hearts
Sat, Jan 06, 2018

Punjabi actor-singer Diljit Dosanjh has managed to make a place in Bollywood with Udta Punjab and Phillauri. His upcoming Soorma is also making news. Here, we decode his success mantra.

When Puneesh Sharma said ‘I am the Bigg Boss of Delhi’. Watch his audition video
Fri, Jan 05, 2018

Ahead of Salman Khan hosted Bigg Boss 11 finale, we got hold of Puneesh Sharma's audition video where he spoke about his lavish lifestyle and bonding with Priyanka Jagga, if he was in the previous season.

Shreya Ghoshal’s Tere Bina fuses magic with ‘thumri’ taking us on an emotional journey, watch video
Fri, Jan 05, 2018

Shreya Ghoshal has released her new single titled 'Tere Bina' as a New Year gift for her fans. The singer has also given voice to 'Ghoomar' starring Deepika Padukone, in Sanjay Leela Bhansali's Padmavati.

Tiger Zinda Hai villain Sajjad Delafrooz: Salman Khan is a big brother giving us advises, that was a beautiful thing
Sat, Jan 06, 2018

Iran-born Sajjad Delafrooz plays Abu Usman in Ali Abbas Zafar directed Tiger Zinda Hai. The film stars Salman Khan and Katrina Kaif too. Here, Sajjad reveals what it takes to play a terrorist onscreen.

Tiger Zinda Hai actor Paresh Pahuja on debuting with YRF, Salman Khan’s memorable hug and why he loved playing ‘Azaan’
Thu, Jan 04, 2018

Paresh Pahuja, who debuts in Tiger Zinda Hai plays sniper Azaan Akbar. The Salman Khan-Katrina Kaif starrer has been directed by Ali Abbas Zafar. Here, Paresh talks about his journey from advertising to films.

How Rajkummar Rao and Irrfan Khan proved that 2017 was about actors and not superstars
Mon, Jan 01, 2018

Bollywood 2017 saw the rise of two actors - Rajkummar Rao and Irrfan Khan. Their films like Trapped, Newton and Hindi Medium won hearts, as against the movies of Salman Khan and Shah Rukh Khan.

Tiger Zinda Hai actor Anupriya Goenka: Salman Khan has a divine personality
Thu, Jan 04, 2018

Salman Khan-Katrina Kaif starrer Tiger Zinda Hai which has been directed by Ali Abbas Zafar had Anupriya Goenka playing the main nurse. Anupriya will also be seen in Sanjay Leela Bhansali's Padmavati.