Bollywood Country en-us <![CDATA[ Bollywood Country ]]> 70 70 <![CDATA[ Will not apologize to Shri Rajput Karni Sena, says Kangana Ranaut ]]> Wed, 23 Jan 2019 22:55:23 +0530

Mumbai, Jan 23 (IANS) Actress Kangana Ranaut, whose forthcoming film 'Manikarnika - The Queen of Jhansi' has sailed through many controversies, has said she will not apologize to rightwing Shri Rajput Karni Sena for the statement she made against them.


]]> <![CDATA[ Bachchan denies buying IPL stake ]]> Wed, 23 Jan 2019 22:13:45 +0530

New Delhi, Jan 23 (IANS) Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan has denied that his family was interested in picking equity stake in any of the franchises of the cash-rich Indian Premier League (IPL).


]]> <![CDATA[ 'The Gandhi Murder' will not release in India: Producer ]]> Wed, 23 Jan 2019 22:11:19 +0530

New Delhi, Jan 23 (IANS) "The Gandhi Murder" is set to hit the screens worldwide on Mahatma Gandhi's death anniversary -- January 30, but its release in India has been cancelled as "certain elements have issued threats" to its makers, claims its producer Lakshmi R. Iyer.


]]> <![CDATA[ Iconic Bollywood singers in search of soulful voice ]]> Wed, 23 Jan 2019 22:08:01 +0530

Mumbai, Jan 23 (IANS) Popular singers like Adnan Sami, Kanika Kapoor and Armaan Malik, along with the legendary A.R. Rahman, are all set to find a soulful new voice in the upcoming music reality TV show "The Voice India".


]]> <![CDATA[ Farhan, Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy to perform at Lalkaar concert ]]> Wed, 23 Jan 2019 18:58:06 +0530

Mumbai, Jan 23 (IANS) Actor Farhan Akhtar, Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy and Shaan among other performers will take the stage at the Lalkaar concert here on February 14, taking forward a message on women empowerment.


]]> <![CDATA[ Swara Bhaskar finds it tough to call out patriarchy at home ]]> Wed, 23 Jan 2019 18:54:22 +0530

Mumbai, Jan 23 (IANS) Actress Swara Bhasker, who finds it strange that her beau Himanshu Sharma doesn't discuss his work with her, says it is very tough to call out patriarchy among one's own loved ones.


]]> <![CDATA[ Sahil Khattar wants to host more TV show ]]> Wed, 23 Jan 2019 18:52:00 +0530

Mumbai, Jan 23 (IANS) After hosting the dance-based TV show "Dance India Dance", Sahil Khattar hopes he gets a chance to host more shows on the small screen.


]]> <![CDATA[ Dheeraj Dhoopar to host grand finale of 'Sa Re Ga Ma Pa' ]]> Wed, 23 Jan 2019 18:36:53 +0530

Mumbai, Jan 23 (IANS) Model-turned-actor Dheeraj Dhoopar has been roped in as a celebrity host of the grand finale of the show "Sa Re Ga Ma Pa".


]]> <![CDATA[ Still wondering which art form to use in 'Baaghi 3': Tiger Shroff ]]> Wed, 23 Jan 2019 17:51:18 +0530

Mumbai, Jan 23 (IANS) Actor Tiger Shroff, who will be seen in "Baaghi 3", says the makers of the action drama are still wondering which action art form they should use in the movie.


]]> <![CDATA[ Army defines real meaning of patriotism: Yami Gautam ]]> Wed, 23 Jan 2019 16:46:22 +0530

New Delhi, Jan 23 (IANS) Actress Yami Gautam, whose latest release "Uri: The Surgical Strike" has become her first movie to cross the Rs 100 crore mark, says it is most appropriate to dedicate the success to the Indian Army and their families.


]]> <![CDATA[ I've had no involvement in my father's business: Shilpa Shetty ]]> Wed, 23 Jan 2019 16:34:08 +0530

Mumbai, Jan 23 (IANS) Actress Shilpa Shetty Kundra on Wednesday said she has had no involvement in her late father's business, amid reports that she, her mother and her sister are being dragged to court over a Rs 21 lakh loan taken by Surendra Shetty.


]]> <![CDATA[ Akshay Kumar, Kareena start shooting for 'Good News' ]]> Wed, 23 Jan 2019 15:27:25 +0530

Mumbai, Jan 23 (IANS) Actor Akshay Kumar on Wednesday started shooting with actress Kareena Kapoor Khan for their upcoming film "Good News".


]]> <![CDATA[ I feel responsible: Karan Johar on Pandya, Rahul row ]]> Wed, 23 Jan 2019 15:25:56 +0530

Mumbai, Jan 23 (IANS) Filmmaker Karan Johar feels "very responsible" about the repercussions that cricketers Hardik Pandya and K.L. Rahul have faced since they made some misogynistic remarks on his chat show but says he has no control over answers that come his way.


]]> <![CDATA[ Ammy Virk to make Bollywood debut with 83' ]]> Wed, 23 Jan 2019 15:21:37 +0530

Mumbai, Jan 23 (IANS) Punjabi singer-actor Ammy Virk is happy to make his debut in the Hindi film industry with the upcoming film "83" starring Ranveer Singh -- on India's debut World Cup win in cricket.


]]> <![CDATA[ Shooting 'Satellite Shankar' across India amazing: Sooraj Pancholi ]]> Wed, 23 Jan 2019 15:09:33 +0530

Mumbai, Jan 23 (IANS) Actor Sooraj Pancholi has completed the shooting of his new movie "Satellite Shankar", and says travelling across India for the film has been a good source of learning.


]]> <![CDATA[ Vikram Phadnis' second film to deal with dementia ]]> Wed, 23 Jan 2019 15:01:47 +0530

New Delhi, Jan 23 (IANS) Fashion designer-director Vikram Phadnis says his second Marathi film will start next month and it will be about dementia.


]]> <![CDATA[ Anupam Kher, Jimmy Fallon meet, share mutual admiration ]]> Wed, 23 Jan 2019 13:53:32 +0530

Mumbai, Jan 23 (IANS) Veteran actor Anupam Kher met Jimmy Fallon and said that he is admires the TV show host and comedians work.


]]> <![CDATA[ Boman Irani to launch his production house ]]> Wed, 23 Jan 2019 13:52:56 +0530

Mumbai, Jan 23 (IANS) Actor Boman Irani has invited "Birdman" screenwriter Alexander Dinelaris to India to launch his production house on Thursday.


]]> <![CDATA[ Hrithik is looking better than before, says Tiger Shroff ]]> Wed, 23 Jan 2019 11:57:01 +0530

Mumbai, Jan 23 (IANS) Actor Tiger Shroff has praised actor Hrithik Roshan, whom he will be seen sharing screen space with in an upcoming actioner and said that he is looking even better and younger now than he did in his debut film "Kaho Na Pyaar Hai", which released almost two decades ago.


]]> <![CDATA[ Playing safe stops us from having great singers on our songs: Amaal Mallik ]]> Wed, 23 Jan 2019 11:53:38 +0530

New Delhi, Jan 23 (IANS) Young composer Amaal Mallik has worked with singers such as Arijit Singh, Armaan Malik and Sona Mohapatra. He loves to collaborate with a lot of artistes, but he says "playing safe" while working on Bollywood films, stops composers to team up with "great singers" like Hariharan and Kavita Krishnamurti.


]]> <![CDATA[ Honoured to be part of 'Slumdog Millionaire': Anil Kapoor ]]> Wed, 23 Jan 2019 11:30:53 +0530

Mumbai, Jan 23 (IANS) As the Oscar-winning "Slumdog Millionaire" on Wednesday completed a decade since its release in 2009, actor Anil Kapoor said he feels honoured to be its part.


]]> <![CDATA[ Not being part of 'Manikarnika...' will always bother me: Sonu Sood ]]> Wed, 23 Jan 2019 11:27:41 +0530

New Delhi, Jan 23 (IANS) Sonu Sood had to walk out of "Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi" owing to his professional commitment towards "Simmba". And the actor says not being a part of the period drama will always bother him.


]]> <![CDATA[ Rap used to naturally excite me: Ranveer Singh ]]> Wed, 23 Jan 2019 11:21:52 +0530

Mumbai, Jan 23 (IANS) Bollywood star Ranveer Singh, who is scoring chartbuster success with his hip-hop artiste avatar for "Gully Boy", says he had an affinity towards the genre since his childhood and loves music by Eminem.


]]> <![CDATA[ I believe in living the character, says Sara Khan ]]> Wed, 23 Jan 2019 11:19:15 +0530

Mumbai, Jan 22 (IANS) Actress Sara Khan, who will be seen in 'Pyar Ektarfa', has said she believes in living the character while working in television or films.


]]> <![CDATA[ Social message with dose of entertainment reaches more people: Anil Kapoor ]]> Tue, 22 Jan 2019 22:50:18 +0530

Mumbai, Jan 22 (IANS) Popular Bollywood actor Anil Kapoor, who has come on board for a TV show which addresses the issue of sanitation, says every story reaches out to a larger audience much better when it is woven with entertainment.


]]> <![CDATA[ We all have deeply engraved notion of shame: Swara Bhasker ]]> Tue, 22 Jan 2019 19:03:58 +0530

Mumbai, Jan 22 (IANS) Actress Swara Bhasker says people have a deeply engraved notion of shame, which acts as an obstacle to spot the wrong in the society.


]]> <![CDATA[ Balasaheb never discriminated against UP, Bihar migrants: Sanjay Raut ]]> Tue, 22 Jan 2019 18:44:25 +0530

New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANS) Politician Sanjay Raut, who has penned the story for a biopic on Balasaheb Thackeray, on Tuesday said the late Shiv Sena supremo was never discriminatory towards migrants from Uttar Pradesh and Bihar in Maharashtra.


]]> <![CDATA[ Richa Chadha calls Akshaye Khanna 'underrated, intelligent' ]]> Tue, 22 Jan 2019 17:59:04 +0530

Mumbai, Jan 22 (IANS) Actress Richa Chadha says her "Section 375" co-actor Akshaye Khanna is brilliant, but underrated.


]]> <![CDATA[ Filmmakers have freedom of expression on digital platforms: Arshad ]]> Tue, 22 Jan 2019 17:54:26 +0530

New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANS) Actor Arshad Warsi says digital content platforms have given writers and directors freedom of expression which they do not get in films due to censorship.


]]> <![CDATA[ I hate doing roles in my comfort zone: Nawazuddin Siddiqui ]]> Tue, 22 Jan 2019 17:15:47 +0530

New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANS) Actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui, who is gearing up for the release of his forthcoming film "Thackeray", says he hates taking up roles which do not challenge his range as a performer.


]]> <![CDATA[ Mumbai's Sophia College to turn backdrop for LFW finale ]]> Tue, 22 Jan 2019 17:13:38 +0530

Mumbai, Jan 22 (IANS) Actress Kareena Kapoor Khan will be the showstopper for the grand finale of the Lakme Fashion Week (LFW) Summer/Resort 2019 at Sophia College here.


]]> <![CDATA[ Gauri & Nainika's new LFW line reflects freedom ]]> Tue, 22 Jan 2019 16:17:19 +0530

Mumbai, Jan 22 (IANS) Designer duo Gauri and Nainika, who are coming back from a hiatus to showcase at the Lakme Fashion Week (LFW) Summer/Resort 2019, will feature a line they hope will evoke a sense of freedom.


]]> <![CDATA[ Kangana Ranaut sports khadi in 'Manikarnika' ]]> Tue, 22 Jan 2019 16:14:12 +0530

Mumbai, Jan 22 (IANS) National Award-winning actress Kangana Ranaut, who essays the title role in the epic drama "Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi", will be seen wearing the heritage Indian fabric Khadi, an official said here on Tuesday.


]]> <![CDATA[ 'Sonchiriya' release date changed to March 1 ]]> Tue, 22 Jan 2019 16:09:06 +0530

Mumbai, Jan 22 (IANS) Sushant Singh Rajput and Bhumi Pednekar-starrer dacoit drama "Sonchiriya" will now hit the screens on March 1, instead of in February, the makers announced on Tuesday.


]]> <![CDATA[ It's important to be responsible: Ajay Devgn on #MeToo ]]> Tue, 22 Jan 2019 16:06:14 +0530

Mumbai, Jan 22 (IANS) Actors Ajay Devgn and Kajol find it positive that the #MeToo movement has allowed people to open up about their unsavoury experiences and be heard, but the former says it is important for people to know both sides of a story.


]]> <![CDATA[ Dia Mirza turns make-up artist for brother-in-law's short ]]> Tue, 22 Jan 2019 15:50:32 +0530

New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANS) Actress-producer Dia Mirza turned a make-up artist for her brother-in-law Nikhil Sangha's short film that deals with a woman working in the porn industry.


]]> <![CDATA[ Amrita Singh may face court battle in property dispute ]]> Tue, 22 Jan 2019 15:42:48 +0530

Dehradun, Jan 22 (IANS) Film actor Amrita Singh and her aunt Tahira Bimbat may have staked claim over 4 acres of prime property in Clement Town area of Dehradun city but they may be in for a long drawn court battle.


]]> <![CDATA[ People still get moved by Anuradha Paudwal's performances, says son Aditya ]]> Tue, 22 Jan 2019 14:11:26 +0530

New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANS) It has been a while since singer Anuradha Paudwal lent her voice to Bollywood films. But her son Aditya Paudwal, a music arranger and producer, says the singer, who now focuses more on devotional music, is still able to move people through her performances.


]]> <![CDATA[ Madhavan's painfully long transformation for 'Rocketry...' ]]> Tue, 22 Jan 2019 13:33:43 +0530

Mumbai, Jan 22 (IANS) Actor R. Madhavan says getting the look of scientist and aerospace engineer S. Nambi Narayanan for "Rocketry - The Nambi Effect" was a "painfully long" process.


]]> <![CDATA[ 'Photograph' to release on March 8 ]]> Tue, 22 Jan 2019 13:28:29 +0530

Mumbai, Jan 22 (IANS) Filmmaker Ritesh Batra's upcoming film "Photograph" is slated to hit the silver screen on March 8.


]]> <![CDATA[ Entertainment industry is run by a glamorous mafia: Pahlaj Nihalani ]]> Tue, 22 Jan 2019 13:18:48 +0530

Mumbai, Jan 22 (IANS) "Rangeela Raja", Pahlaj Nihalani-backed comeback vehicle for Govinda, did not open well. Nihalani says it is because his film did not get the theatres required as the entertainment industry is run by a "glamorous mafia".


]]> <![CDATA[ 'Kisser' tag started becoming hindrance in my life: Actor Emraan Hashmi ]]> Tue, 22 Jan 2019 12:19:16 +0530

New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANS) Be it "Murder" or "Aashiq Banaya Aapne", films in Emraan Hashmi's early days in Bollywood saw him lock lips in multiple films. This led him to get the 'serial kisser' tag, which he says became a hindrance in his career after a certain time.


]]> <![CDATA[ 'Total Dhamaal' looks depressingly crass ]]> Tue, 22 Jan 2019 11:53:09 +0530

Mumbai, Jan 22 (IANS) For the boys "and I mean 60-year-old Anil Kapoor, 50-year-old Ajay Devgn", and the rest who are seen behaving like retarded juvenile delinquents let loose in a zoo "Total Dhamaal" must be fun.


]]> <![CDATA[ Anurag Basu working on dark comic anthology ]]> Tue, 22 Jan 2019 11:51:02 +0530

Mumbai, Jan 22 (IANS) Filmmaker Anurag Basu's next has four different stories set in an Indian metro. Actors like Abhishek Bachchan and Rajkummar Rao will star in the dark comic anthology.


]]> <![CDATA[ Coming up with my health app soon: Shilpa Shetty ]]> Tue, 22 Jan 2019 11:48:56 +0530

Mumbai, Jan 21 (IANS) Actress Shipa Shetty Kundra, who is known as a fitness icon in Hindi film industry, says she will launch her health app in a couple of months.


]]> <![CDATA[ Brijendra Kala part of Salman's gang in 'Bharat' ]]> Mon, 21 Jan 2019 19:05:55 +0530

New Delhi, Jan 21 (IANS) Actor Brijendra Kala says he worked closely with Salman Khan in "Bharat" and that he will be seen as a part of the Bollywood superstar's gang working in Abu Dhabi in the upcoming film.


]]> <![CDATA[ We regret not having Sanjay Dutt in 'Total Dhamaal': Director ]]> Mon, 21 Jan 2019 18:28:16 +0530

Mumbai, Jan 21 (IANS) Filmmaker Indra Kumar says he regrets not bringing actor Sanjay Dutt on board for "Total Dhamaal", the upcoming entertainer in the "Dhamaal" franchise.


]]> <![CDATA[ 'Good News' to now release on September 6 ]]> Mon, 21 Jan 2019 18:14:57 +0530

Mumbai, Jan 21 (IANS) "Good News", which will reunite Kareena Kapoor Khan and Akshay Kumar on the big screen after four years, will now hit the screens on September 6, filmmaker Karan Johar announced on Monday.


]]> <![CDATA[ Important to have a pet-friendly country: Dino Morea ]]> Mon, 21 Jan 2019 18:11:32 +0530

Mumbai, Jan 21 (IANS) Actor Dino Morea, who is associated with a multi-city pet festival, has stressed the importance of being a pet-friendly country.


]]> <![CDATA[ Never seen anyone work so hard for the nation: Anil Kapoor on Modi ]]> Mon, 21 Jan 2019 17:29:15 +0530

Mumbai, Jan 21 (IANS) Actor Anil Kapoor says his meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi was destined to happen and that it was an inspiration to meet someone who has been working really hard for the nation.