Bollywood Country en-us <![CDATA[ Bollywood Country ]]> 70 70 <![CDATA[ Vir Das scores over 7 mn Twitter followers ]]> Mon, 18 Dec 2017 16:12:59 +0530

Stand-up comedian and actor Vir Das has garnered over seven million followers on Twitter and has thanked his fans and well-wishers.


]]> <![CDATA[ Celebs wish 'cherished friend' Richa on 31st birthday ]]> Mon, 18 Dec 2017 16:08:39 +0530

On Richa Chadha's 31st birthday on Monday, her boyfriend Ali Fazal described her as a "cherished friend" and says that there is no one like her.


]]> <![CDATA[ Sunny imitates 'Jab We Met' dialogue for Kareena ]]> Mon, 18 Dec 2017 16:05:19 +0530

Mumbai, Dec 18 : Actress Sunny Leone dedicated a special video message for Kareena Kapoor Khan by mouthing lines from her film "Jab We Met".


]]> <![CDATA[ I want to explore films: Hiten ]]> Mon, 18 Dec 2017 15:58:30 +0530

Mumbai, Dec 18 : Actor Hiten Tejwani, who has been evicted from the reality TV show "Bigg Boss", wants to star in films. He feels it is an exciting time for Indian cinema.


]]> <![CDATA[ Rahmaniacs encore with musical nostalgia ]]> Mon, 18 Dec 2017 15:28:52 +0530

Mumbai, Dec 18 : The traffic police, fire bridge and security department of Mumbai were on toes on Sunday to put citizens safe during a special music concert of music composer A.R. Rahman.


]]> <![CDATA[ Vikram made horror genre profitable, respectable: Mahesh Bhatt ]]> Mon, 18 Dec 2017 14:52:48 +0530

Mumbai, Dec 17 : Vikram Bhatt, who is celebrating 10 million-plus views of the trailer of his upcoming movie "1921", has made the horror genre respectable, says filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt who has worked with him closely over the years.


]]> <![CDATA[ One loss will strengthen you more: Big B to P.V. Sindhu ]]> Mon, 18 Dec 2017 14:05:21 +0530

Mumbai, Dec 18 : Megastar Amitabh Bachchan has encouraged Indian star shuttler P.V. Sindhu, who lost to Japan's Akane Yamaguchi in the women's singles final of the season-ending BWF World Superseries Finals, by saying that one loss will strengthen her more.


]]> <![CDATA[ Ishtiyak Khan joins cast of Govinda-starrer 'Fry Day' ]]> Mon, 18 Dec 2017 14:04:38 +0530

Mumbai, Dec 18 : Actor Ishtiyak Khan will be seen as a salesman in director Abhishek Dogra's upcoming film "Fry Day", which also stars Govinda and Varun Sharma.


]]> <![CDATA[ Service to society can change the world: Hrithik ]]> Mon, 18 Dec 2017 14:02:18 +0530

Mumbai, Dec 16 : Bollywood star Hrithik Roshan, who will be playing educationist Anand Kumar in the biopic "Super 30", regards contribution and service to society as the most important virtue.


]]> <![CDATA[ Shankar Mahadevan enjoys complete freedom with MTV Unplugged' ]]> Mon, 18 Dec 2017 12:57:49 +0530

Mumbai, Dec 17 ; National Award winning music director and vocalist Shankar Mahadevan, who performed some unplugged versions of songs with his sons Siddharth and Shivam, says "MTV Unplugged" gives an artiste total freedom.


]]> <![CDATA[ It's been a disorienting experience: Hiten on 'Bigg Boss' ]]> Mon, 18 Dec 2017 12:54:20 +0530

Mumbai, Dec 18 : Actor Hiten Tejwani, considered by many to be the most dignified contestant this season, has been evicted from "Bigg Boss". He has described the experience as a "disorienting" one.


]]> <![CDATA[ Bengaluru police say no to Sunny Leone's New Year bash ]]> Mon, 18 Dec 2017 12:53:05 +0530

Bengaluru, Dec 16 : Bengaluru Police Commissioner T. Suneel Kumar on Saturday denied permission to a New Year bash in the city where Bollywood cine star Sunny Leone has been invited to perform, ostensibly to "maintain law and order" and prevent any "untoward incident".


]]> <![CDATA[ 'India's Next Top Model' picks Ahmedabad's Riya as winner ]]> Mon, 18 Dec 2017 12:50:20 +0530

Mumbai, Dec 16 : Riya Subodh, who hails from Ahmedabad, has been chosen as the winner of the third season of "Indias Next Top Model".


]]> <![CDATA[ Divya finds filmmaking 'very tough' ]]> Mon, 18 Dec 2017 12:44:17 +0530

Mumbai, Dec 18 : Filmmaker-actress Divya Khosla Kumar, who made her directorial debut with "Yaariyan", says that making movies is a tough job.


]]> <![CDATA[ Big B completes 'harsh schedule' of 'Thugs...' ]]> Mon, 18 Dec 2017 12:29:22 +0530

Mumbai, Dec 18 : Megastar Amitabh Bachchan has wrapped up the "harsh schedule" for his upcoming film "Thugs of Hindostan" in Thailand.


]]> <![CDATA[ Shilpa Shetty wins PETA's 'Hero To Animals' Award ]]> Mon, 18 Dec 2017 12:12:16 +0530

Mumbai, Dec 17 : Actress-entrepreneur Shilpa Shetty Kundra has been honoured with a 'Hero to Animals' Award by animal rights organisation PETA for speaking out against the cruelty of circuses; signing a petition asking the government to uphold the ban on jallikattu, bull races, and bullfights; and adopting a stray kitten.

]]> <![CDATA[ Sanjay Dutt begins 'Torbaaz' shoot in Kyrgyzstan ]]> Mon, 18 Dec 2017 12:10:04 +0530

Mumbai, Dec 17 : Actor Sanjay Dutt on Sunday began the shoot of his new film "Torbaaz" in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan.

]]> <![CDATA[ I was not encouraged to be actor: Soha Ali Khan ]]> Mon, 18 Dec 2017 11:55:24 +0530

New Delhi, Dec 17 : Soha Ali Khan, an Oxford graduate who pursued a masters degree from the London School of Economics and Political Science, says her parents didn't particularly encourage her to take up acting but never discouraged her from following her heart either.


]]> <![CDATA[ Anil Kapoor 'ready' to act in street plays ]]> Mon, 18 Dec 2017 11:53:18 +0530

Mumbai, Dec 16 : National Award-winning actor Anil Kapoor says artistes should experiment with mediums and so, he is even willing to act in a street play.


]]> <![CDATA[ Riteish turns 39, looks forward to 'Total Dhamaal' ]]> Mon, 18 Dec 2017 11:50:40 +0530

Mumbai, Dec 17 : Actor Riteish Deshmukh, described by the Bollywood fraternity as one of the most genuine, warmest and craziest of the lot, turned 39 on Sunday. A successful actor and producer, he is looking forward to shoot "Total Dhamaal".


]]> <![CDATA[ Smita Patil a far better actress than me, says Rekha ]]> Mon, 18 Dec 2017 11:47:16 +0530

Mumbai, Dec 17 : Legendary actress Rekha, who received the first Smita Patil Memorial Award here, said she found the late actress was a far better performer than her.


]]> <![CDATA[ No 'Shiddat' for Varun, Alia ]]> Sat, 16 Dec 2017 18:03:07 +0530

Mumbai, Dec 16 : Actors Varun Dhawan and Alia Bhatt says that they have "no idea" about Karan Johar's upcoming project "Shiddat".


]]> <![CDATA[ Feel lucky for the roles I have got, says Bhumi ]]> Sat, 16 Dec 2017 16:44:33 +0530

New Delhi, Dec 16 : Actress Bhumi Pednekar, who has played characters such as a overweight woman in "Dum Laga Ke Haisha" and a vivacious girl in "Toilet: Ek Prem Katha", feels lucky for the roles that has come her way.


]]> <![CDATA[ Celebs salute Indian Army on Vijay Diwas ]]> Sat, 16 Dec 2017 16:42:17 +0530

Mumbai, Dec 16 : On the occasion of Vijay Diwas on Saturday, a string of Bollywood personalities like Anupam Kher and Amit Sadh salutes the valour and courage of the Indian Army.


]]> <![CDATA[ Ab Dil Ki Sun' inspired by my life: Shama Sikander ]]> Sat, 16 Dec 2017 16:25:21 +0530

Mumbai, Dec 16 : Actress Shama Sikander is excited for her home production's maiden venture "Ab Dil Ki Sun" and says that all the seven short films in the project are inspired by her life and feelings.


]]> <![CDATA[ Kishwer made me a better person: Suyyash ]]> Sat, 16 Dec 2017 16:15:41 +0530

Mumbai, Dec 16 : Actor Suyyash Rai, who is celebrating his first wedding anniversary with Kishwer Merchantt, says he is thankful to his wife for loving him and making him a better person.


]]> <![CDATA[ All strength to your shoulders: Kamal Haasan to Rahul Gandhi ]]> Sat, 16 Dec 2017 16:12:50 +0530

Chennai, Dec 16 : Kamal Haasan on Saturday congratulated politician Rahul Gandhi who has taken over as the new Congress President. The veteran actor-filmmaker says he's sure that Rahul would work and deserve the admiration like his elders.


]]> <![CDATA[ India schedule of 'Soorma' wrapped up ]]> Sat, 16 Dec 2017 14:34:31 +0530

Mumbai, Dec 16 : The Indian schedule of the upcoming film "Soorma" has been wrapped up, says actress Taapsee Pannu.


]]> <![CDATA[ Would love to do Prem Chopra's role from 'Do Anjaane': Sharman ]]> Sat, 16 Dec 2017 14:19:02 +0530

Mumbai, Dec 15 : Actor Sharman Joshi, son-in-law of veteran actor Prem Chopra, says he would love to essay the role of the senior actor from the film "Do Anjaane".


]]> <![CDATA[ Teach film appreciation in schools: Konkona Sen Sharma ]]> Sat, 16 Dec 2017 13:58:25 +0530

Mumbai, Dec 15 : Actress Konkona Sen Sharma believes subsidising tickets for cinema halls and teaching children the art of film appreciation in schools can bring back the audience to theatres.


]]> <![CDATA[ Making Bhojpuri cinema to clean its image, says Neetu Chandra ]]> Sat, 16 Dec 2017 13:52:50 +0530

Mumbai, Dec 15 : Actress Neetu Chandra who became a producer with films like "Deswa" and "Mithila Makhaan" said she wants to make Bhojpuri films to clean the image of her mother tongue.


]]> <![CDATA[ Films are still hero-centric: Juhi Chawla ]]> Sat, 16 Dec 2017 13:50:31 +0530

New Delhi, Dec 16 : Juhi Chawla feels there is a lot of pressure on the girls on-screen today, and wonders if wearing shorter dresses and aiming for a "size-zero" frame is really an "expression of freedom". The actress says a lot has changed for women in showbiz, but some aspects continue to remain the same.


]]> <![CDATA[ Madhavan wraps schedule of 'Savyasachi' ]]> Sat, 16 Dec 2017 13:43:26 +0530

Chennai, Dec 16 : Actor R. Madhavan has wrapped schedule of the upcoming Telugu film "Savyasachi".


]]> <![CDATA[ Prabhudheva meets 'pride of India' Mary Kom ]]> Sat, 16 Dec 2017 12:35:17 +0530

Mumbai, Dec 16 : Actor-filmmaker Prabhudheva met five-time World Champion M.C. Mary Kom and called her the "pride of India".


]]> <![CDATA[ Reach of radio unmatched, says Richa ]]> Sat, 16 Dec 2017 12:18:53 +0530

Mumbai, Dec 16 : Actress Richa Chadha says the reach of radio is unmatched in comparison to any other medium.


]]> <![CDATA[ Ranveer, Alia win Nickelodeon Kids Choice Awards ]]> Sat, 16 Dec 2017 12:02:35 +0530

Mumbai, Dec 16 : Ranveer Singh and Alia Bhatt have bagged the Best Actor awards at the Nickelodeon Kids Choice Awards 2017.


]]> <![CDATA[ India's 'Newton' out of Oscar race, team still proud ]]> Fri, 15 Dec 2017 18:41:30 +0530

Los Angeles/Mumbai, Dec 15 : India's official entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the Oscars 2018, "Newton", is out of the race for the honour. But the movie's team is feeling far from defeated.


]]> <![CDATA[ Renuka Shahane excited to break her onscreen image ]]> Fri, 15 Dec 2017 18:26:03 +0530

Mumbai, Dec 15 : Actress Renuka Shahane, who often plays "docile" roles in films, is excited about starring in the upcoming TV show "Khichdi" as it will break her onscreen image.


]]> <![CDATA[ We have wronged Mahira Khan: Rahul Dholakia ]]> Fri, 15 Dec 2017 18:16:40 +0530

Mumbai, Dec 15 : Filmmaker Rahul Dholakia, who directed Mahira Khan in the 2017 film "Raees", says Indians have "wronged" the Pakistani actress.


]]> <![CDATA[ Athiya looking forward to launching her clothing line ]]> Fri, 15 Dec 2017 18:03:08 +0530

Mumbai, Dec 15 : Actress Athiya Shetty, a fashion lover, is excited about launching her own clothing line, which will consist of "street smart clothes" for teenagers.


]]> <![CDATA[ Anushka, Virat enjoy honeymoon in 'heaven' ]]> Fri, 15 Dec 2017 17:54:28 +0530

Mumbai, Dec 15 : Newly wed actress Anushka Sharma and star cricketer Virat Kohli are currently enjoying their honeymoon in snowcapped mountains -- but won't say where.


]]> <![CDATA[ Gippy Grewal, Natasa shoot video for 'fun' song ]]> Fri, 15 Dec 2017 17:43:09 +0530

Mumbai, Dec 15 : Serbian dancer and actress Natasa Stankovic says she is shooting a video for a fun song with singer-actor Gippy Grewal.


]]> <![CDATA[ Sunny Leone excited to get adventurous with 'Man Vs Wild' ]]> Fri, 15 Dec 2017 17:30:56 +0530

Mumbai, Dec 15 : Actress Sunny Leone, who will host the Indian version of "Man Vs Wild", says she will try to add her own style of fun and humour to the show.


]]> <![CDATA[ Vikram Bhatt to launch video-on-demand app ]]> Fri, 15 Dec 2017 17:25:27 +0530

Mumbai, Dec 15 : Filmmaker Vikram Bhatt, who has been successful with his digital media endeavours, is now taking it a step ahead by launching his own video-on-demand app. He says it will be like a multiplex on a phone.


]]> <![CDATA[ Rajinikanth to felicitate Rahman in Delhi ]]> Fri, 15 Dec 2017 17:21:30 +0530

New Delhi, Dec 15 : Music maestro A.R. Rahman, who is currently on a multi-city India tour, will be felicitated by megastar Rajinikanth here.


]]> <![CDATA[ Milind Soman hopes show will inspire people to quit smoking ]]> Fri, 15 Dec 2017 16:29:21 +0530

Mumbai, Dec 15 : Actor-fitness enthusiast Milind Soman, who is set to host the adventure reality show "I Can You Can", hopes it will encourage viewers to quit smoking.


]]> <![CDATA[ Will watch 'Padmavati' no matter when it releases: Anurag Basu ]]> Fri, 15 Dec 2017 16:25:23 +0530

Mumbai, Dec 15 : Director Anurag Basu, who finds it bizarre that the whole controversy around Sanjay Leela Bhansali's "Padmavati" is based merely on perception and assumption, says he will watch the period drama whenever it releases.


]]> <![CDATA[ Love the character Paro: Richa Chadha on 'Dasdev' ]]> Fri, 15 Dec 2017 15:43:28 +0530

Love the character Paro: Richa Chadha on 'Dasdev'


]]> <![CDATA[ 'Padman' is Akshay Kumar's 'Toilet: Ek Prem Katha' Of 2018 ]]> Fri, 15 Dec 2017 15:39:04 +0530

Mumbai, Dec 15 : The "Padman" trailer is finally out. And it's an outright winner.


]]> <![CDATA[ Still proud of 'Newton', says team after Oscar miss ]]> Fri, 15 Dec 2017 14:41:57 +0530

Mumbai, Dec 15 : Hindi film "Newton" has missed the bus for the Best Foreign Language Film category for the 90th Academy Awards. But its team is feeling far from defeated.