Bollywood Country en-us <![CDATA[ Bollywood Country ]]> 70 70 <![CDATA[ 'Kadaram Kondan ': Decent if not effective (IANS review) ]]> Fri, 19 Jul 2019 17:26:52 +0530

Film: "Kadaram Kondan"; Cast: Vikram, Akshara Haasan, Abi Haasan and Lena; Director: Rajesh M Selva; IANS Rating: * * & 1/2 (two and a half stars)


]]> <![CDATA[ Govinda's dance inspires TV star Vishal Aditya Singh ]]> Fri, 19 Jul 2019 17:24:46 +0530

Mumbai, July 19 (IANS) Actor Vishal Aditya Singh, who is a participatant in the ninth season of "Nach Baliye", says he is trying to adapt the "carefree" dancing style of actor Govinda.


]]> <![CDATA[ Media-celeb equation thrives on mutual respect, say stars ]]> Fri, 19 Jul 2019 17:03:29 +0530

Mumbai, July 19 (IANS) As the ugly spat between actress Kangana Ranaut and a section of media continues, Bollywood celebrities from Akshay Kumar and Parineeti Chopra to Siddharth Malhotra and Adah Sharma said that the relationship between the two fraternity should be based on professionalism and mutual respect.


]]> <![CDATA[ 'Ghatam' my alternate soul: Grammy-winner Vinayakram ]]> Fri, 19 Jul 2019 16:59:54 +0530

New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) Padma Bhushan recipient musician Vikku Vinayakram is credited for putting the Carnatic music instrument of 'Ghatam' (an earthen pot) on the world map by playing it for a Grammy-winning music album.


]]> <![CDATA[ My parents want me to date 'susheel ladka': Sonakshi ]]> Fri, 19 Jul 2019 16:56:44 +0530

Mumbai, July 19 (IANS) Actress Sonakshi Sinha's parents want her to date a "susheel ladka", and she says it is hard to find someone like that in Bollywood.


]]> <![CDATA[ 'The Lion King' roars into Indian box-office ]]> Fri, 19 Jul 2019 16:06:15 +0530

New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) After breathing new life in the Rudyard Kipling classic "The Jungle Book", director Jon Favreau is back with "The Lion King" in a bigger and better avatar, and the Disney classic is expected to roar loud in India.


]]> <![CDATA[ Twinkle collaborates with supermodel Natalia Vodianova ]]> Fri, 19 Jul 2019 16:03:41 +0530

Mumbai, July 19 (IANS) Writer-producer Twinkle Khanna is collaborating with the international supermodel Natalia Vodianova for a charitable cause.


]]> <![CDATA[ Child actor Shivlekh Singh killed in road accident ]]> Fri, 19 Jul 2019 16:01:12 +0530

Raipur, July 19 (IANS) "Sasural Simar Ka" actor Shivlekh Singh was killed in a car crash here on Thursday, police said. He was 14.


]]> <![CDATA[ 'Family Of Thakurganj': Familiar hang-ups (IANS review) ]]> Fri, 19 Jul 2019 14:43:08 +0530

Film: "Family Of Thakurganj"; Cast: Jimmy Sheirgill, Mahie Gill, Saurabh Shukla, Nandish Singh; Direction: Manoj K. Jha; IANS rating: ** (two stars)


]]> <![CDATA[ Cousins Taimur, Inaya's day out in park ]]> Fri, 19 Jul 2019 14:31:55 +0530

London, July 19 (IANS) Cousins Taimur Ali Khan and Inaaya Naumi Kemmu shared an adorable moment as they walked holding hands in a park here.


]]> <![CDATA[ Dhanush to star in Karthik Subbaraj's gangster-thriller ]]> Fri, 19 Jul 2019 14:30:25 +0530

Chennai, July 19 (IANS) Actor-filmmaker Dhanush will be starring in director Karthik Subbaraj's upcoming Tamil gangster-thriller film, which will be completely shot the United Kingdom.


]]> <![CDATA[ 'Saaho' release date shifted to August 30 ]]> Fri, 19 Jul 2019 14:28:44 +0530

Mumbai, July 19 (IANS) Prabhas and Shraddha Kapoor starrer "Saaho" will now release on August 30. The film was earlier scheduled to hit the screens on August 15.


]]> <![CDATA[ 'Light of my world', Nick wishes Priyanka on 37th birthday ]]> Fri, 19 Jul 2019 14:27:15 +0530

New York, July 19 (IANS) American pop singer Nick Jonas shared a heart-melting birthday wish for his actress wife Priyanka Chopra Jonas, whom he called the "light of my world".


]]> <![CDATA[ Rajasthan government declares 'Super 30' tax-free ]]> Fri, 19 Jul 2019 14:23:06 +0530

Jaipur, July 19 (IANS) Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot has announced that Hrithik Roshan-starrer "Super 30", based on the life of educationist Anand Kumar, who runs the Super 30 programme for IIT-JEE aspirants from poor families, has been declared tax-free in the state.


]]> <![CDATA[ Stitches hurt like mad: Sameera on C-Section ]]> Fri, 19 Jul 2019 14:20:15 +0530

Mumbai, July 19 (IANS) Actress Sameera Reddy has shared her postpartum journey. She says it's hard on the body when it's a C-Section because her stitches "hurt like mad".


]]> <![CDATA[ Did 'The Lion King' for daughter: Shreyas Talpade ]]> Fri, 19 Jul 2019 14:18:00 +0530

New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) Actor Shreyas Talpade, who lent his voice for the character of Timon in the Hindi version of Disney's live-action film "The Lion King", says he did it especially for his daughter.


]]> <![CDATA[ Portugal honours Imtiaz Ali's 'Jab Harry Met Sejal' ]]> Fri, 19 Jul 2019 14:16:37 +0530

Mumbai, July 18 (IANS) Imtiaz Ali's 2017 film "Jab Harry Met Sejal" didn't impress the Indian audience much, but the Shah Rukh Khan and Anushka Sharma-starrer, has now received a Medal of Merit from the Portuguese Government.


]]> <![CDATA[ Gymming does not work for me : Milind Soman ]]> Fri, 19 Jul 2019 14:15:01 +0530

New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) While most celebrities speak at length about how they spend hours ion the gym to get in shape and stay fit, model-turned actor Milind Soman has a different approach to fitness. Gymming, he says, does not work for him.


]]> <![CDATA[ Abhishek Verma wants to work with Niti Taylor again ]]> Fri, 19 Jul 2019 14:12:03 +0530

Mumbai, July 18 (IANS) Telly stars Niti Taylor and Abhishek Verma are currently being lauded for their "fresh chemistry" in the video of the new song "Cappuccino".


]]> <![CDATA[ Gajendra gives 'different vibe' to break-up song ]]> Fri, 19 Jul 2019 14:09:23 +0530

Mumbai, July 18 (IANS) Singer Gajendra Verma of "Tera ghata" fame says he wanted to give a different vibe to his song, "Yaad karke", which talks of break-up.


]]> <![CDATA[ 'Mission Mangal' celebrates India's women scientists ]]> Fri, 19 Jul 2019 14:07:13 +0530

New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) Vidya Balan, Taapsee Pannu, Sonakshi Sinha, Nithya Menen and Kirti Kulhari are set to recreate the iconic team of women who executed Indian Space Research Organisation's (ISRO) Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM) of November 2013, in the Independence Day release, "Mission Mangal".


]]> <![CDATA[ New version of 'O saaki' draws flak ]]> Fri, 19 Jul 2019 14:05:16 +0530

New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) Some are missing Sukhwinder Singh and Sunidhi Chauhan's strong vocals, others feel the original is too fresh to be touched. Reactions to the recreated version of "O saki saki" in the upcoming "Batla House" have been mixed so far. The original song was sung by Sukhwinder and Sunidhi forthe 2004 film, "Musafir".


]]> <![CDATA[ We don't celebrate India's achievements enough: Vidya ]]> Fri, 19 Jul 2019 14:02:40 +0530

Mumbai, July 18 (IANS) Celebrated Bollywood actress Vidya Balan, who is part of the multi-star cast of the much-awaited "Mission Mangal", feels as a nation India has a lot of achievements that we do not celebrate enough, and a film as "Mission Mangal", loosely based on the ISRO Mars Orbiter Mission, is an attempt to salute something India should be proud of.


]]> <![CDATA[ Ajaz Khan arrested for objectionable posts, videos ]]> Fri, 19 Jul 2019 13:59:05 +0530

Mumbai, July 18 (IANS) Controversial actor Ajaz Khan has been arrested by Mumbai Cyber Police for posting objectionable videos promoting communal hatred, an official said here on Thursday.


]]> <![CDATA[ I've been judged since my early B'wood days: Kangana ]]> Thu, 18 Jul 2019 16:33:15 +0530

New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) Kangana Ranaut says she has always been judged by people -- especially in her early days in Bollywood -- and that people have always propagated "crazy stories" about her.


]]> <![CDATA[ Dia turns blogger to spread awareness on environment ]]> Thu, 18 Jul 2019 16:29:26 +0530

Mumbai, July 18 (IANS) Actress-producer Dia Mirza, who is a UN Environment Goodwill Ambassador and a UN Secretary General Advocate for Sustainable Development Goals, will take to blogging in order to create awareness about environment, and to remind people how each and every action counts.


]]> <![CDATA[ Meiyang Chang to host quiz show for school children ]]> Thu, 18 Jul 2019 16:27:53 +0530

New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) Actor-singer Meiyang Chang is all set to return to the small screen as host of a new quiz show for school children.


]]> <![CDATA[ Arjun Rampal, girlfriend welcome first child together ]]> Thu, 18 Jul 2019 16:26:28 +0530

Mumbai, July 18 (IANS) Bollywood actor Arjun Rampal and his model girlfriend Gabriella Demetriades welcomed their first child on Thursday.


]]> <![CDATA[ Reviving past affair not for me: Urvashi Dholakia ]]> Thu, 18 Jul 2019 16:23:12 +0530

New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) Actress Urvashi Dholakia, who is all set to show her dancing skills along with her former boyfriend Anuj Sachdeva in the forthcoming season nine of "Nach Baliye", says she is not looking forward to giving a second chance to her relationship.


]]> <![CDATA[ Smriti aced aged look long before B'wood found FaceApp ]]> Thu, 18 Jul 2019 16:21:42 +0530

Mumbai, July 18 (IANS) BJP leader Smriti Irani nailed the grey hair and wrinkled look way before Bollywood celebrities went gaga over the latest FaceApp fad of posting snapshots where they look old.


]]> <![CDATA[ B-Town celebs wish 'Desi girl' Priyanka on her birthday ]]> Thu, 18 Jul 2019 16:18:13 +0530

Mumbai, July 18 (IANS) Anil Kapoor, Varun Dhawan, Alia Bhatt, Madhuri Dixit Nene, and Yo Yo Honey Singh were among celebrities who wished actress Priyanka Chopra-Jonas on her 36th birthday on Thursday.


]]> <![CDATA[ Like doing the unexpected: Nushrat Bharucha ]]> Thu, 18 Jul 2019 16:12:57 +0530

New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) Having played the girl-next-door with a twist in films such as "Pyaar Ka Punchnama" and "Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety", actress Nushrat Bharucha says she likes to doing the unexpected.


]]> <![CDATA[ Ayushmann's on-screen mom Neena Gupta stuns in saree ]]> Thu, 18 Jul 2019 14:12:39 +0530

London, July 18 (IANS) Even at 60, Neena Gupta, who played Ayushmann Khurrana's on-screen mother in Badhai Ho, is setting major fashion goals, pulling off a beautiful 'desi' look.


]]> <![CDATA[ Reality show contestant sings for 'The Lion King' ]]> Thu, 18 Jul 2019 13:54:53 +0530

Mumbai, July 18 (IANS) "Superstar Singer" contestant Sneha Shankar says she enjoyed the whole experience of lending her voice to the Hindi version of "The Lion King" and also singing with one of her favourite singers -- Armaan Malik.


]]> <![CDATA[ Venkaiah Naidu watches 'Super 30' with Hrithik, Anand Kumar ]]> Thu, 18 Jul 2019 13:52:14 +0530

New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) Vice President Venkaiah Naidu says he was happy to watch "Super 30" at the Uprashtrapati Bhawan in the national capital along with Bollywood actor Hrithik Roshan and educationist Anand Kumar.


]]> <![CDATA[ 'Sanskari' Vidya Balan's 'time pass gyan' ]]> Thu, 18 Jul 2019 13:45:22 +0530

Mumbai, July 18 (IANS) Actress Vidya Balan seemed to be in a mood of goofing around as she shared a "time pass" video of herself lip syncing some "sanskari gyan" with a funny twist.


]]> <![CDATA[ Aditya shares photo with 'ringmaster' Mahesh Bhatt ]]> Thu, 18 Jul 2019 13:38:11 +0530

Mumbai, July 18 (IANS) Actor Aditya Roy Kapur shared a photograph of himself with filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt, who he described as the "ringmaster", from the sets of his next film "Sadak 2".


]]> <![CDATA[ We fit: Sushmita posts 'family selfie' with beau Roman Shawl ]]> Thu, 18 Jul 2019 13:33:45 +0530

Yerevan, July 18 (IANS) Actress Sushmita Sen, who is currently vacationing in Armenia, has shared a "family selfie" along with her daughters Renee and Alisah and beau Roman Shawl.


]]> <![CDATA[ Aishwaryaa R. Dhanush invests in wellness startup ]]> Thu, 18 Jul 2019 13:15:40 +0530

Mumbai, July 18 (IANS) After popular names like Jennifer Lopez and Shahid Kapoor, superstar Rajinikanth's daughter and director Aishwaryaa R. Dhanush is the latest celebrity investor to back SARVA, an Indian yoga and wellness startup.


]]> <![CDATA[ Shah Rukh's 'The Lion King' heads to UAE ]]> Thu, 18 Jul 2019 13:13:30 +0530

New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) The Hindi version of Disney's upcoming live-action film "The Lion King" will release in UAE on July 19.


]]> <![CDATA[ Khazana Ghazal festival will pay tribute to Gulzar: Rekha Bhardwaj ]]> Thu, 18 Jul 2019 13:09:53 +0530

Mumbai, July 18 (IANS) Singer Rekha Bhardwaj has said that the 18th edition of "Khazana", an annual Ghazal festival, will pay a tribute to veteran poet and writer Gulzar.


]]> <![CDATA[ I have no political aspirations: Mammootty ]]> Thu, 18 Jul 2019 13:07:06 +0530

Kochi, July 17 (IANS) Megastar Mammootty has no plans to start a political career. He says one doesn't need to be in politics to serve people.


]]> <![CDATA[ Live my roles between 'action' and 'cut': Jisshu ]]> Thu, 18 Jul 2019 13:01:49 +0530

Mumbai, July 17 (IANS) He is best known to Bollywood fans as the actor who essayed Rani Laxmibai's husband Gangadhar Rao in "Manikarnika: Queen Of Jhansi", but Jisshu Sengupta is a celebrated actor in Bengali cinema.


]]> <![CDATA[ I love Deepika's experimental nature: Tamannaah ]]> Thu, 18 Jul 2019 12:59:16 +0530

Mumbai, July 17 (IANS) "Baahubali" star Tamannaah Bhatia says she absolutely adores actress Deepika Padukone's experimental nature.


]]> <![CDATA[ Kangana is more confident today: Rajkummar Rao ]]> Thu, 18 Jul 2019 12:57:11 +0530

New Delhi, July 17 (IANS) Rajkummar Rao's forthcoming film "JudgeMentall Hai Kya" has been marred by controversy owing to the ongoing ugly spat between the film's heroine Kangana Ranaut and a section of the media.


]]> <![CDATA[ Kalki starts shooting for web show 'Bhram' ]]> Thu, 18 Jul 2019 12:54:51 +0530

Mumbai, July 17 (IANS) National award-winning actress Kalki Koechlin started shooting for the upcoming web series, "Bhram" on Wednesday in Shimla. She essays a romantic novelist on the show.


]]> <![CDATA[ Veteran Bengali actor Swarup Dutta passes away at 78 ]]> Thu, 18 Jul 2019 12:52:42 +0530

Kolkata, July 17 (IANS) Yesteryears actor Swarup Dutta, known for his performances in Bengali films such as "Pita Putra" and "Harmonium", died here on Wednesday at the age of 78.


]]> <![CDATA[ Specially-abled fan's art overwhelms Salman ]]> Wed, 17 Jul 2019 17:47:49 +0530

Mumbai, July 17 (IANS) Superstar Salman Khan has shared a heartfelt wish for a specially-abled fan who sketched him. The actor said that he didn't know how to reciprocate such love.


]]> <![CDATA[ Priyanka Gandhi joins #SareeTwitter, wants 'dinner date' with hubby ]]> Wed, 17 Jul 2019 17:45:24 +0530

New Delhi, July 17 (IANS) The #SareeTwitter trend that has been viral for the past couple of days got a huge boost on Wednesday after Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra shared a throwback picture from her wedding day.


]]> <![CDATA[ Mandira Bedi set to debut as author ]]> Wed, 17 Jul 2019 17:42:07 +0530

Mumbai, July 17 (IANS) Actress Mandira Bedi has started work on her memoir. Titled "Happy for No Reason", the book is scheduled to release next year.