Komal RJ Panchal

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Shabana Azmi on father Kaifi Azmi: His songs had little philosophies of life

As a tribute to Kaifi Azmi, Shabana Azmi has kicked off a year-long celebration, commencing with Raag Shayari, a special evening of music and Kaifi's poetry conceived by Javed Akhtar.

Thackeray actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui: Don’t want to open all my cards before the release

Nawazuddin Siddiqui, who is playing the titular role in Thackeray said that he felt the pressure to perform well as he wanted to do justice to his character. Thackeray, directed by Abhijit Panse, is scheduled to release on January 25.

Jab We Met actor Kishore Pradhan dies at 86

Veteran actor Kishore Pradhan, 86, passed away on Friday. He was loved for his comedy roles in Marathi and Hindi films.

Ranveer Singh on Gully Boy: Collaborating with Divine and other rappers has been an experience of a lifetime

Being in his elements, Ranveer Singh sang the birthday song for Gully Boy's producer Farhan Akhtar who turns a year older today and even performed the rap "Asli Hip Hop" for the audience at the trailer launch event of his film.

Alia Bhatt: Gully Boy is raw

Alia Bhatt will next be seen in Gully Boy where she plays a student. She stars alongside Ranveer Singh in this Zoya Akhtar directorial. The film releases on February 14.

Gully Boy trailer launch highlights: Ranveer Singh, Alia Bhatt star in uplifting musical drama

Gully Boy trailer highlights: Zoya Akhtar directorial Gully Boy stars Ranveer Singh, Alia Bhatt, Kalki Koechlin and Vijay Raaz among others.

Director Vijay Ratnakar Gutte on The Accidental Prime Minister: Not political, it is a humourous film

Directed by Vijay Ratnakar Gutte, The Accidental Prime Minister releases on January 11. In a chat with indianexpress.com, Gutte talked about how he decided to take up this project and the research that went into bringing the film to life.

Uri actor Paresh Rawal: The audience doesn’t want films loaded with jingoism

Veteran actor Paresh Rawal plays National Security Advisor Ajit Doval in upcoming film Uri: The Surgical Strike. In this exclusive chat, Rawal talks about preparing for the role and depiction of patriotism in Bollywood films today.

Kader Khan was a father figure to me: Govinda

Kader Khan and Govinda delivered numerous blockbusters in the 1990s. On the demise of the veteran actor-screenwriter, Govinda remembered working with him and how Khan was more than a mentor to him.

Anupam Kher on The Accidental Prime Minister controversy: Why should I screen it for anyone?

The film has been drawing flak from the opposition party as it seemingly portrays Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi in a negative light. The youth wing of the Maharashtra Youth Congress has even asked for a special screening of the film prior its official release.

Simmba actor Ranveer Singh: Rohit Shetty is a bonafide big screen director

With being a big canvas director, Ranveer Singh thinks that Rohit Shetty knows his trade too well. After opening the year 2018 with a super hit Padmaavat, Ranveer is excited for Simmba, and wishes that it does well.

Anupam Kher: The Accidental Prime Minister has to be perceived as a film, it should not get into controversies

At the trailer launch of The Accidental Prime Minister, Anupam Kher said that he had second thoughts about playing former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh in the Vijay Gutte directorial. The film will hit theaters on January 11, 2019.

Akshaye Khanna: Always knew that The Accidental Prime Minister was an important film

The Accidental Prime Minister is based on the book written by Sanjaya Baru, who served as the media advisor of Manmohan Singh from 2004 to 2008. Akshaye Khanna, who plays Sanjaya onscreen said he always wanted to be a part of this film.

Thackeray actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui: This was one of the most challenging roles of my career

Directed by Abhijit Panse, Thackeray, a film on Shiv Sena Supremo Bal Thackeray's life, stars Nawazuddin Siddiqui in the lead role.

Ayushmann Khurrana: Andhadhun and Badhaai Ho surpassed all our expectations

Ayushmann Khurana’s Andhadhun and Badhaai Ho managed to impress the audience and critics alike, and emerged as two of the biggest hits of 2018.

LiveManikarnika trailer launch LIVE UPDATES: I love directing more than anything else, says Kangana

Directed by Radha Krishna Jagarlamudi, Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi stars Kangana Ranaut, Atul Kulkarni, Jisshu Sengupta, Suresh Oberoi, Danny Denzongpa, Ankita Lokhande and Yash Tonk among others.

Producer Pragya Kapoor: It was an incredible experience working on Kedarnath

Pragya Kapoor’s latest production venture Kedarnath has won a lot of hearts. The film hit screens on December 7.

Zero actor Shah Rukh Khan: As an artiste, I am very incomplete

Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan, who will be seen next in Zero, says he has never felt complete. The actor adds that there is lot more that he can do better.

I feel shy talking about it: Alia Bhatt on dating Ranbir Kapoor

Alia Bhatt will be sharing screen space with Ranbir Kapoor for the first time in Ayan Mukerji's fantasy drama Brahmastra.

Deepika Padukone: Marriage is a beautiful celebration

Deepika Padukone is looking forward to the release of her husband Ranveer Singh's film Simmba.