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Anupam Kher on FTII visit: I went there in a way that students took their defenses down
Thu, Oct 19, 2017

Bollywood actor Anupam Kher, who recently visited Film and Television Institute of India in Pune, says that he interacted with the students not from a position of authority but in a friendly manner that disarmed them.

Hansal Mehta on Omerta: There will be problem with censor board but hope they understand film’s context
Thu, Oct 19, 2017

Hansal Mehta says he is mentally prepared to face a struggle in the form of Censor Board before his film Omerta finally arrives in theaters. He plans to release it early next year.

Raazi actor Vicky Kaushal goes back to theatre roots with new production
Wed, Oct 18, 2017

Actor Vicky Kaushal began his journey in performing arts with theatre before he assisted Anurag Kashyap on Gangs of Wasseypur in 2010. Now, before he signs another film after Raazi's wrap, the actor will be seen on the stage with theater play, Chattis Ghante.

I have found my Naseeruddin Shah in Aamir Khan: Vidhu Vinod Chopra
Tue, Oct 17, 2017

Vidhu Vinod Chopra gets candid about the 'complex' relationship he shares with Secret Superstar actor Aamir Khan. Aamir and Vidhu have collaborated to deliver superhit films like 3 Idiots and PK.

Being at the top is lonely: Hema Malini
Tue, Oct 17, 2017

Bollywood actor Hema Malini's biography Beyond the Dream Girl was launched on the occasion of her 69th birthday. At the event, Hema spoke about being in the numero uno position and how it interfered with her personal space.

Deepika Padukone: Difficult to find someone who understands your success
Wed, Oct 18, 2017

Deepika Padukone, rumoured to be dating her Padmavati co-star, Ranveer Singh for three years now, says it is not easy to find someone, who can handle their star partner's success. She says romantic relationships become more complicated than they already are once you reach the top.

Hema Malini: Sunny Deol was the first person to see me at home after my accident
Tue, Oct 17, 2017

Since her wedding to superstar Dharmendra in 1979, the one thing that veteran actor Hema Malini has strictly steered away from speaking about in public is her equation with her husband's children with his first wife. She breaks her silence in her biography - Beyond Dream Girl.

Was told ‘Kangana’s scandal is going on, tell Farhan to do something for Lucknow Central’: Nikkhil Advani
Mon, Oct 16, 2017

Lucknow Central clashed with Kangana Ranaut's Simran on September 15. Nikhil Advani said that he was told that if Lucknow Central had to compete with Simran in terms of pre-release buzz, Farhan Akhtar needed to create a "scandal".

EXCLUSIVE | Kabir Khan on Tubelight failure: Hope it doesn’t make Salman Khan wary of experimenting
Mon, Oct 16, 2017

Audience has expected that Kabir Khan and Salman Khan would recreate the magic of Bajrangi Bhaijaan with Tubelight. Instead, it turned out to one of the biggest failures of recent times. In an interview with indianexpress.com, Kabir Khan weighed in on the film's failure.

Jaane Bhi Do Yaaro was originally seven to eight hours long, we all thought Kundan Shah was mad: Vidhu Vinod Chopra
Mon, Oct 16, 2017

Sudhir Mishra, Vidhu Vinod Chopra, Satish Kaushik, who co-wrote the dialogues and also starred in the film Jaane Bhi Do Yaaro, and playwright Ranjit Kapoor, another dialogue writer on the movie, went down the memory lane on Sunday remembering Kundan Shah.

Rajkummar Rao-starrer Omerta to bring curtains down at Jio MAMI 19th Mumbai Film Festival
Sun, Oct 15, 2017

Hansal Mehta directorial Omerta, starring Rajkummar Rao, will have a screening at the ongoing Jio MAMI 19th Mumbai Film Festival. Omerta sheds light on the life of British born terrorist Ahmed Omar Saeed Sheikh. The director is currently in Busan for the film's premiere at the 22nd Busan International Film Festival.

Nandita Das eyes mid-2018 release for Nawazuddin Siddiqui starrer Manto
Sat, Oct 14, 2017

Nandita Das' much-talked-about biopic of Indo-Pakistani writer Saadat Hasan Manto, starring Nawazuddin Siddiqui in the titular role, is looking at arriving in theaters next year. For the longest time, it was speculated that Manto will release this December.

Vidya Balan’s Tumhari Sulu: Sridevi to launch recreated version of Hawa Hawaai
Sat, Oct 14, 2017

Sridevi will, at a special event, unveil the new version of her iconic song "Hawa Hawaai" that features in actor Vidya Balan's upcoming comedy Tumhari Sulu. The song from Shekhar Kapur's 1987 hit Mr India is considered one of the best tracks to have been picturised on Sridevi.

Ayan Mukerji on Brahmastra: It’s a contemporary film with ancient elements
Sat, Oct 14, 2017

Doing away with the working title Dragon, the makers of the much-anticipated collaboration of Ranbir Kapoor and Alia Bhatt announced that the film will be called Brahmastra. Talking about the title, Ayan Mukerji said that it refers to the "ancient wisdom, energies and power" in the film.

Anil Kapoor, Sonam Kapoor team up for Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aisa Laga 
Fri, Oct 13, 2017

Father-daughter duo Anil Kapoor and Sonam Kapoor will share screen space for the first time in filmmaker Vidhu Vinod Chopra's upcoming production venture titled Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aisa Laga. The film will reportedly be directed by Vidhu's sister Shelly Chopra.

Shame that it took nine years for innocence to be proved: Konkona Sensharma on Talwars’ acquittal
Fri, Oct 13, 2017

Konkona Sensharma who played Nupur Talwar in the movie Talvar called Talwars' acquittal a fantastic news before adding that it saddens her that the perpetrators of the crime are still not brought to justice. Talvar producer and writer Vishal Bhardwaj, giving his take on the verdict, called it a victory of cinema.

Anupam Kher on open letter by FTII students: We will sit across and talk about it
Fri, Oct 13, 2017

The FTII students have written an open letter to Anupam Kher who has been recently appointed as the chairperson of the esteemed government institute. He was asked about the letter when he arrived for the opening ceremony of Jio MAMI 19th Mumbai Film Festival on Thursday night.

We need freedom to make meaningful cinema: Sharmila Tagore
Fri, Oct 13, 2017

At Jio MAMI 19th Mumbai Film Festival, Sharmila Tagore was honoured for her contribution to Indian cinema. She was felicitated by superstar Aamir Khan. Here is what she said in her acceptance speech.

Exclusive | Failures like Is Pyaar Ko Kya Naam Doon 3 are needed to keep you grounded, says Barun Sobti
Fri, Oct 13, 2017

In less than five months of its premiere, Is Pyaar Ko Kya Naam Doon 3 has gone off air. The last episode has already been aired. It is, of course, a rude shock to the fans, but Barun Sobti seems to have taken the show's failure well.

Sharmila Tagore to receive special honour at Jio MAMI 19th Mumbai Film Festival
Tue, Oct 10, 2017

After winning two-time National Award winner and Padma Bhushan receipient, Sharmila Tagore will receive the honour on October 12 during the opening ceremony of Jio MAMI 19th Mumbai Film Festival.

Tumhari Sulu actor Vidya Balan: Directors become lazy, complacent with you after your success
Mon, Oct 09, 2017

Vidya Balan, while discussing her upcoming film, Tumhari Sulu, where the actor has been directed by debutant Suresh Triveni, said she loved the fact that the filmmaker pushed her out of her comfort zone. The film also stars Neha Dhupia and Manav Kaul, and is slated to release on November 24.

Really less percentage of female directors is a matter of shame: Alankrita Srivastava
Sun, Oct 08, 2017

Alankrita Srivastava, who made Lipstick Under My Burkha, shared the dais with Anurag Kashyap, Kabir Khan, Ayan Mukerji and Nitesh Tiwari at the Jio MAMI Movie Mela, held on Saturday.

I am angry with women who are ready to sleep with producers: Richa Chadha
Thu, Oct 05, 2017

Richa Chadha's nine-year-old journey in the film industry has seen quality films and meaty roles. In a group interview, Richa speaks candidly about the dubious and murky ways of an industry, she is happy to be working in as an outsider.

Karan Johar on Padmavati director Sanjay Leela Bhansali: His sense of visualisation is the best in country
Tue, Oct 03, 2017

At an event in Mumbai, Karan Johar who was earlier rumoured to be miffed with filmmaker Sanjay Leela Bhansali, showered praise on the styling of Bhansali's films, mentioning his upcoming magnum-opus, Padmavati, in particular. Sharing his opinion on Deepika's look from the film, Karan was all stunned by the aesthetics.

There are times when I am not fond of Bigg Boss: Salman Khan
Wed, Sep 27, 2017

Over Salman Khan's seven year-association with the equally loved and hated show, apart from the headline-making controversies, the one thing that has been a constant is the actor's threat to leave the show, season after season.

Nawazuddin Siddiqui teams up with Vishal Bhardwaj for a romantic comedy
Mon, Sep 25, 2017

Actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Kriti Sanon have been signed for Vishal Bhardwaj's upcoming yet-untitled rom-com. The actor is currently gearing up for Anurag Kashyap's web series 'Sacred Games' which also features Radhika Apte, Shahana Goswami and Saif Ali Khan.

Zareen Khan on Mahira Khan being slut-shamed: Rather than judging others, people should look within
Sun, Sep 24, 2017

Bollywood actor Zareen Khan has come out in support of Mahira Khan. After the pictures of Mahira with Ranbir Kapoor smoking and wearing a short dress surfaced, she has been trolled and slut shamed on social media. Zareen says that if people don't like something, they shouldn't look at it.

Feels good that like-minded people are in CBFC: Vidya Balan
Wed, Sep 20, 2017

Vidya Balan was at a launch and the only question on everyone's mind was regarding the CBFC's functioning over the first month since undergoing a major change. She refused to divulge any detail but she did reveal that the board members recently had a meeting and she is happy "that all like-minded people are on the board."

MAMI festival director: Young Critics Lab doesn’t dictate film writing, gives fresh perspective
Mon, Sep 18, 2017

220 films from across the world are set to screen in Jio MAMI 19th Mumbai International Film Festival. This year, the market had filmmakers like Anurag Kashyap, Vikramditya Motwane, Onir and Siddharth Roy Kapur in attendance. The festival will be held from October 12 to October 18.

Sikh community seeks ban on Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah
Tue, Sep 19, 2017

A recent episode of longest-running Indian sitcom Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah had featured a living character of 10th Sikh Guru Gobind Singh, which is against the Sikh tenets. Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee chief Kirpal Singh Badungar had in a report said that such an act is impardonable.

Varun Dhawan on nepotism comment against Karan Johar: Kangana Ranaut is right
Sun, Sep 17, 2017

For Kangana Ranaut, an unexpected support has come from Varun Dhawan, who hails from a film family and was launched by Karan Johar in the Hindi film industry. Varun Dhawan was asked, "There have been allegations against Karan Johar for only launching star kids." And read what he said.

Kapil Sharma is fit, to resume The Kapil Sharma Show shoot in October
Fri, Sep 15, 2017

Here is a good news for Kapil Sharma fans, which includes melody queen Lata Mangeshkar, who is a self-confessed fan of the comedian. Indianexpress.com has learnt that The Kapil Sharma Show is all set for a comeback in October.

Rohit Shetty on film with Ranveer Singh: Have bought Junior NTR’s Temper rights but it’s not a remake
Wed, Sep 06, 2017

Rohit Shetty and Ranveer Singh have worked last year during a brand endorsement film. Recently the two announced their first film together, an action movie. Rohit has now confirmed that portions of the film will be inspired from Junior NTR's hit Telugu film Temper.

Rakesh Roshan turns 67: Director of superhero films was once a common man in Basu Chatterjee’s cinema
Wed, Sep 06, 2017

Happy birthday Rakesh Roshan: He has has found his safety net as a director but interestingly in his own, quite forgettable acting career, the works he is actually known for happened when he played a regular, middle-class man. He was an average looker, just about a decent actor, that's why he became the perfect fit.

Pahlaj Nihalani on presenting Julie 2: I’m still sanskari, it is an adult clean family film
Mon, Sep 04, 2017

After he was sacked from Central Board of Film Certification, Pahlaj Nihalani has become the distributor of erotic thriller Julie 2. This is ironic considering his tenure was riddled with controversies over banning words like "intercourse" and calling Lipstick Under My Burkha "lady-oriented".

Bobby Darling files a police complaint against husband for domestic violence and demanding dowry
Mon, Sep 04, 2017

Former Bigg Boss contestant Bobby Darling, while filing a police complaint against husband Ramneek Sharma for domestic violence, said, "He becomes a psycho after getting drunk." The actor alleged that Ramneek was physically violent towards his elder brother and mother as well. She has reportedly filed for a divorce now.