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Nothing is predictable in music industry, says Pawni Pandey

Singer Pawni Pandey, who has recorded the song "Bewafa beauty" for Abhinay Deo's "Blackmail", says Bollywood's music industry is unpredictable.

Producing film is difficult task for Manoj Bajpayee

Actor Manoj Bajpayee, who is gearing up for the release of his first production "Missing", says that producing a film is a difficult task when you are also a lead actor in the movie.

Criticism has nothing to do with country, but society: Sunny Leone

Hate mails and criticism were part of what Sunny Leone faced much before she made the transition from an adult film star to Bollywood. She says the brickbats didn't come her way because she is in India, but due to the mindset of the society as a whole.

Actors need to be socially responsible: Boman Irani

 In a nation where Bollywood and cricket are the biggest entertainment avenues for the common man, actors carry the onus of being socially responsible, says Boman Irani, known for exhilarating performances in films like "Munna Bhai MBBS" and "3 Idiots", among others.

We were ready for criticism: Ahmed Khan on 'Ek Do Teen'

"Baaghi 2" director Ahmed Khan says the team was ready for criticism from the word go when they decided to recreate the chartbuster "Ek do teen" for their film.

Movies are great to get people's attention on a topic: Katrina

Actress Katrina Kaif believes movies can be effective in putting out a message that can bring about a change in society.

'Indian Idol' Abhijeet Sawant plans to start a reality show

Abhijeet Sawant burst onto the music scene in 2005 when he clinched the "Indian Idol" title. He went on to finish second and third in reality shows "Jo Jeeta Wohi Superstar" and "Asian Idol" , respectively. Tired of battling it out against other contestants, he is now planning to start his own reality show.

Protests over 'Padmaavat' bordered on fascism: Ranveer Singh

Did Ranveer Singh feel let down by the way the government handled the row over his historical drama "Padmaavat"? The Bollywood star dodged the question repeatedly here on Saturday, but said he was enraged by the protests which he felt bordered on fascism.

I'm totally indisciplined, says Aamir Khan

Actor Aamir Khan, often known as Bollywood's Mr Perfectionist, says he is "totally indisciplined" in real life, but his work brings out the discipline in him.

Modi not keen on appointment of Lokpal: Anna Hazare

LUCKNOW: Gandhian and anti-corruption crusader has accused prime minister Narendra Modi of not being interested in appointment of the Lokpal at the centre. Having hit the road in the run up to the mega show of strength at the Ramlila Maidan in New Delhi on March 23, the veteran crusader Anna Hazare says Modi was "never serious about Lokpal".

Khalistan issue has derailed focus of Trudeau's visit: Herb Dhaliwal

TORONTO: Canadas first Cabinet minister of Indian origin, Herb Dhaliwal, says the focus of the on-going visit of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to India has been derailed by the Khalistan issue.

Next I will work for reproductive rights: Twinkle

Writer and Producer Twinkle Khanna riding high on success of her just released film "Pad Man", now wants to work for reproductive rights of women.

No point in doing just entertaining cinema anymore: Sonam Kapoor

Actress Sonam Kapoor is riding high with her lauded performance in "Pad Man" . She says it is important for her to play roles that reflect the social conscience in these "difficult times".

Not happy with Bollywood's present music scenario: Javed Akhtar

Eminent lyricist, poet and screenwriter Javed Akhtar feels the music in contemporary Indian cinema is no longer sympathetic to lyrics, and the tunes -- often high on tempo -- are not conducive for good poetry.

BJP planning 'major assault' on Constitution: Shashi Tharoor

NEW DELHI: The BJP government is looking to make a "major assault" on the Constitution if the ruling party gets a majority in both the Houses of Parliament, says Congress MP Shashi Tharoor, who feels the attack on various constitutional provisions, like Article 370 on Kashmir and secularism, will be part of attempts to create a "Hindu rashtra" (nation).

'Every Indian is born with art of satire' : Abhilash Thapliyal

Abhilash Thapliyal, popular as The Muffler Man for his spoofs on Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, says satire comes naturally to Indians as they are born with it.

Failure makes you realise the value of success: Kriti Sanon

Actress Kriti Sanon, who featured in some of the biggest hits of 2017 but also experienced a few disappointments, says that failures make her realise the value of success and keeps her grounded.

I am signing amazing films, says Parineeti Chopra

Actor Parineeti Chopra, who last appeared in "Golmaal Again", says that now she is signing amazing films and all this happened after the stupendous success of "Golmaal Again".

Want to have new, great experiences: Sushant Singh Rajput

Actor Sushant Singh Rajput, who has turned 32, says he wants to pursue his quest of new and great experiences without harbouring a fear of failure.

Committing crime after watching a show is stupid: Anup Soni

Bollywood and television shows are often blamed for inspiring real-life crimes. But actor Anup Soni, who has for long been anchoring the reality-based "Crime Patrol" TV show, says it is "stupid" on an individual's part to be influenced by reel drama.

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