Interview

Need a block button for haters: Actor Sunny Leone

Punjab News Express
NEW DELHI : Becoming a target of social media trolls isn't new for Sunny Leone, who got drawn into a controversy earlier this month when filmmaker Ram Gopal Varma wrote a distasteful tweet about her on International Women's Day. But the actress has a smart way to tackle haters -- just block them.

I value privacy: Actor Anushka Sharma

Punjab News Express
NEW DELHI : Cricketer Virat Kohli shared a romantic Valentine's Day message with a photograph of Anushka Sharma, and then, on International Women's Day, he tagged her in a social media post. But the actress has always chosen to stay mum about their bond. She says she values privacy.

We're talking too much about nepotism: Alia Bhatt

By Nivedita
NEW DELHI:  Actress Alia Bhatt comes from a family of actors and filmmakers, but with her versatility and choice of films like "Highway", "Udta Punjab" and "Dear Zindagi", she has made her own mark in Bollywood. She feels people are unnecessarily talking "too much" about the existence of nepotism in the industry.

Relationships have no rules: Nandita Das

By Natalia Ningthoujam
NEW DELHI: Actress-director Nandita Das, who recently split from husband Subodh Maskara after being married for seven years, says relationships have no rules and are "very personal".

Toned body no substitute for good performance: Swara Bhaskar

By Radhika Bhirani
NEW DELHI: Far removed from the conventional Bollywood screen scorchers who have washboard abs and ooze oomph, talented actress Swara Bhaskar makes no bones about saying that getting toned arms continues to be one of the greatest challenges she faces as an actor. However, she maintains that a fit frame does not guarantee a good performance.

We all objectify things: Sunny Leone

Punjab News Express
MUMBAI: Adult film star-turned-actress Sunny Leone doesn't see "objectification" as a bad word, and says that everyone objectifies things and people to sell the product they wish to sell.

Lost faith in Indian judicial system: Neelam & Shekhar Krishnamoorthy

By Somrita Ghosh 
NEW DELHI: There can be no greater catastrophe for parents than losing their children. The pain is irreparable and the grief cannot be overcome, yet it is the zest to seek justice that is keeping Neelam and Shekhar Krishnamoorthy alive, a book written by the couple says.

Confident of SC relief, will sweep Punjab: Kejriwal

Punjab News Express/IANS 
NEW DELHI: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Friday said he was confident the Supreme Court will overturn a high court ruling giving primacy to the Lt. Governor in administrative affairs.

No one has right to stop film after certification: Censor board chief

Punjab News Express/Subhash K Jha
MUMBAI: The chairperson of the Central Board Of Film Certification (CBFC) says no one has a right to stop a film from being shown after it has been given a certification.

Hollywood looking at Indian talent with keen eye: Irrfan Khan

By Sugandha Rawal
SINGAPORE: Be it Anupam Kher, Ali Fazal, Priyanka Chopra or Deepika Padukone, the common thread tying these Bollywood actors together are their global forays. Irrfan Khan, who has also worked with some of the biggest names abroad, says people from Hollywood are now on a constant lookout for Indian talent.

Political mafia ruling in Punjab, says Partap Singh Bajwa (Exclusive)

Badals are most hated in Punjab after Ahmad Shah Abdali
CHANDIGARH: Member Rajya Sabha and former PPCC president Partap Singh Bajwa has stated that a political mafia comprising some leaders from across all political parties is active in Punjab and they run the government. He said this mafia is a major threat to the democracy.

Badal ruined Punjab, throw him out of power: Dolly Dhillon

By Satinder Bains
CHANDIGARH: Dolly Dhillon, daughter of former SAD minister late Capt Kanwaljit Singh who has recently joined Aam Aadmi Party(AAP) said that Badal family has ruined Punjab and made an appeal to the people of state to throw the corrupt regime of Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal and his son Sukhbir Singh Badal out of power.

Badal not serious to resolve drug problem in Punjab: Navjot Kaur Sidhu

Punjab News Express
CHANDIGARH: Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal is taking drug problem in the state very lightly and not serious to act against political leaders involved in drug trade. This was alleged by BJP MLA Navjot Kaur Sidhu in a recorded conversation with media on the sidelines of BJP state executive at Jalandhar concluded on Saturday.

Healthy lifestyle can prevent diabetes,stroke and cancer: Dr.J.S.Thakur

Punjab News Express/Y.S. Rana
CHANDIGARH: Non-communicable diseases are linked with our behavior and around 80 per cent of heart, diabetes, stroke and 70 per cent of cancer diseases can be prevented by adopting healthy lifestyle, says Dr J.S. Thakur, Professor of Community Medicines, School of Public Health, PGI, Chandigarh.

Sky is the limit for me with right director: Alia Bhat

Punjab News Express/IANS
NEW DELHI: From being a snob in "Student Of The Year", a girl falling for her kidnapper in "Highway" to playing a Bihari immigrant in "Udta Punjab", Alia Bhatt is surprising audiences and critics alike with her versatility one film after another. The actress calls herself a "director's actor", adding that with the right guidance, "sky is the limit" for her.

Art is dying, getting replaced by entertainment: Rabbi Shergill

By Sugandha Rawal
NEW DELHI: He feels that independent music has become a 'little brother' to 'big brother' film music in India, but indie singer Rabbi Shergill says he is more concerned about how the essence of 'pure art' is fading away and getting replaced by "entertainment".

I was the targert, Bhupinder Singh killed by mistake: Sant Dhadhrianwala

Punjab News Express
CHANDIGARH: The assasins who attacked the cavalcade of Sant Ranjit Singh Dhadhrianwala on May 17 had come with the motive to kill him but killed an aide Bhupinder Singh mistaking him Sant Dhadrianwala. This is Sant Dhadrianwala believed. "A shooter was hored to kill him",he told in an interview.

It's AAP versus SAD-BJP-Congress in Punjab: Sanjay Singh

Punjab News Express
CHANDIGARH: As an upbeat Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) gets ready for its first big battle after claiming Delhi, one of its top leaders says the AAP is fighting the "Mahagatbandhan" (Grand Alliance) of the ruling Akali Dal-BJP combine and the Congress in Punjab.

Reluctant to share my personal life with public: Emraan Hashmi

By Sandeep Sharma
NEW DELHI: Actor Emraan Hashmi, who is receiving rave reviews for "The Kiss of Life: How A Superhero and My Son Defeated Cancer", a book that talks about his family's struggle with his son Ayaan's cancer treatment, says he doesn't like to share every detail of his personal life with public.

I want to expand the brand globally: Designer Manish Malhotra

Punjab News Express/IANS
MUMBAI : He looks back with pride on how he set trends in Bollywood with fashion. Celebrated designer Manish Malhotra, who gave startling makeovers to many screen scorchers in Hindi filmdom, says he feels it's time he focussed his energy on expanding his brand and involved himself with heritage crafts.

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