Monday, March 01, 2021


Khatija Iqbal speaks on actors' exploitation

MUMBAI: Actress Khatija Iqbal, who will soon be seen in the third season of web series "Inside Edge" feels that actors often get stereotyped because makers don't explore an actor's talent, resulting in stereotyping of artists.

Vaani Kapoor: Mentally preparing for a hectic work schedule

MUMBAI: Actress Vaani Kapoor has three back-to-back releases in the coming months. She will be seen in Bell Bottom, Shamshera and Chandigarh Kare Aashiqui.

Neha Kakkar gives 3 lakh to family of labourer missing after Uttarakhand deluge

MUMBAI: Singer Neha Kakkar is giving Rs 3 lakh to the family of a labourer who went missing after the recent deluge in Chamoli district of Uttarakhand.

Sargun Mehta, Ravi Dubey turn producers with TV show 'Udaariyan'

MUMBAI: Actor couple Sargun Mehta and Ravi Dubey are all set to release their television production Udaariyan. The TV show has been produced by their banner of Dreamiyata.

Prachi Desai plays a cop in new murder mystery

MUMBAI: Bollywood actress Prachi Desai will be seen playing a police officer for the first time in her upcoming film, Silence Can You Hear It. She describes the character as strong and feisty.

Parineeti Chopra's voice has rawness, says composer Vipin Patwa

MUMBAI: Composer Vipin Patwa can't stop gushing about actress Parineeti Chopra's singing skills. Parineeti recently recorded an unplugged version of the song Matlabi yaariyan from the upcoming film The Girl On The Train. The song composed by Patwa also has a version recorded in Neha Kakkar's voice.

For Nehha Pendse, playing comedy is no laughing matter!

MUMBAI: Nehha Pendse has been entertaining the viewers with her portrayal of ‘Anita Bhabi’ in &TV’s ‘Bhabiji Ghar Par Hai’. Although Comedy is not new to Nehha, being wooed by her friendly neighbour, Manmohan Tiwari aka Rohitashv Gour is definitely a unique experience! In a candid conversation, Nehha reveals her love for the comedy genre and how she was selected to play ‘Anita Bhabi’.

Parineeti Chopra: Actors are a mix of being thick-skinned and being soft

MUMBAI: Parineeti Chopra says that criticism, judgement and scrutiny are a part of an actor's everyday life. She adds that actors are an amazing mix of being very thick-skinned and very soft and emotional inside.

Abhishek Bachchan begins shooting in Agra jail for 'Dasvin'

AGRA: Shooting for 'Dasvin', starring Abhishek Bachchan, Yami Gautam, Nirmat Kaur, began at the Agra Central jail where a huge set has been created in circle number four.

Nikki Tamboli post Bigg Boss 14: I may do Bollywood films now

MUMBAI: Nikki Tamboli, who finished in the top three spot of Bigg Boss 14, now looks forward to working in Bollywood, besides music videos.
Nikki is a popular name in the South Indian film industry. She is known for her roles in films such as "Kanchana 3", "Chikati Gadilo Chithakotudu" and "Thippara Meesam".

Eddie Murphy: Coming To America sequel is a cool continuation

MUMBAI: Hollywood star Eddie Murphy is set to reprise his popular role of Akeem from the 1988 comedy hit Coming To America in a sequel. The sequel titled Coming 2 America is gearing up for a global premiere on March 5.

Yami, Nimrat, Abhishek start Dasvi shoot, share first look

MUMBAI: Shoot of the upcoming comedy Dasvi has begun in full swing. Actors Yami Gautam, Nimrat Kaur, Abhishek Bachchan took to Instagram to share their first looks as well as character names.

Kangana Ranaut opens cafe and restaurant in Manali

MANALI: Actress Kangana Ranaut has ventured into the food and beverage business by opening a cafe and restaurant in her hometown Manali. On Tuesday, Kangana shared photographs from the location where her cafe will be set up.

Ravi Dubey opens up on TV-to-OTT spin-offs

MUMBAI: Actor Ravi Dubey says it is  extremely disruptive and amazing that the digital space is bringing television shows on board with spin-offs.

Benedict Cumberbatch-starrer The Courier to release on March 19

MUMBAI: The Courier, starring English actor Benedict Cumberbatch, will release on March 19.

Manushi Chillar: I'm getting a Diwali debut similar to Deepika Padukone

MUMBAI: Miss India 2017 Manushi Chillar is all set for a Bollywood debut in the ambitious historical drama Prithviraj. She stars opposite superstar Akshay Kumar who essays the title role of Prithviraj Chauhan. She feels lucky that her film is scheduled for release on Diwali, one of the most important weekends of the year.

Low social media following means no roles for TV actors

NEW DELHI: Social media following seems to have become quite an obsession today with almost every celebrity trying to increase their number of followers. As long as the idea was to augment personal image, it was okay. The trouble is, a lot of television actors bemoan social media following has started dictating whether they get new work. Producers are inclreasingly checking the social media following an actor enjoys before casting them in roles.

Rakhi Sawant: Went to 'Bigg Boss 14' to seek a career comeback

NEW DELHI: Rakhi Sawant reveals she participated in Bigg Boss 14 even as she was going through a particularly painful phase in life. Although she was under stress, she fought back to entertain people, because her objective for participating in the show was to try and make a comeback in her career.

Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2 in theatres on November 19

MUMBAI: The horror comedy Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2 is all set to hit theatres on November 19, it was announced on Monday. The film stars Kartik Aaryan, Kiara Advani and Tabu.

Asees Kaur: Panghat song in Roohi has a mad beat

MUMBAI: The song Panghat, of the upcoming horror-comedy film Roohi dropped on Monday. Singer Asees Kaur says the number has a mad beat.

Taapsee Pannu and Pratik Gandhi to feature in 'Woh Ladki Hai Kahaan'

MUMBAI: Actress Taapsee Pannu is all set to team up with Scam 1992 fame actor Pratik Gandhi in a new film titled Woh Ladki Hai Kahaan. This is the first collaboration between the two actors. The film will be directed by Arshad Syed and backed by Siddharth Roy Kapur.

Hemal Ingle feared 'Sairat' star Akash Thosar wouldn't be friendly

MUMBAI: Actress Hemal Ingle has revealed that she initially thought actor Akash Thosar would not be a friendly person, especially given the success he had tasted with his debut film Sairat. However, Hemal's perception about Akash changed after meeting him.

Anurag Basu: Thin line between using freedom of creativity and misusing it

NEW DELHI: Filmmaker Anurag Basu says filmmakers have always explored bold subjects irrespective of the medium it is presented on. However, the line that differentiates freedom of creativity and misusing that freedom needs to be kept in mind by filmmakers at all times.

'Mythic Quest' season 2 to hit Apple TV+ on May 7

SAN FRANCISCO: Apple has confirmed that its popular comedy series on Apple TV+ 'Mythic Quest' will return for season 2 on May 7.

Rahul Vaidya: Surprisingly I'm not sad at not winning Bigg Boss 14

MUMBAI: Singer Rahul Vaidya reached the top two in the grand finale of Bigg Boss 14, and lost out to Rubina Dilaik. He says he is surprisingly not sad that he has not won the controversial reality show.

Bigg Boss 14 winner Rubina Dilaik: Already missing the house

MUMBAI: Bigg Boss 14 winner Rubina Dilaik says her only mantra was to touch everyone's heart with an honest gameplan in the house, adding that she is already missing the house where she stayed for over 100 days.

Bigg Boss 14: Rubina Dilaik wins show

MUMBAI: Television actress Rubina Dilaik was declared winner of Bigg Boss season 14, in a star-studded grand finale that started on Sunday night and went into the early hour of Monday.

'Big girl' Vidya Balan poses with The Great Khali

MUMBAI: Actress Vidya Balan has shared a picture posing with Former World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) champion Dalip Singh Rana, popular as The Great Khali.

Kim Kardashian 'files to divorce' Kanye West

LOS ANGELES: Reality TV star Kim has filed for divorce from her rapper-husband Kanye West, according to reports. Kim and Kanye have been married for about seven years and have four children together.

Yashraj Mukhate: 'Pawri' video was spontaneous

NEW DELHI: Yashraj Mukhate has been giving a musical twist to entertainment on social media with his quirky creations such as Rasode main kaun tha, Biggini Shoot and, his latest viral hit, Pawri ho rahi hai.

Alia, Deepika hard to mimic: Jamie Lever

NEW DELHI: Comedian Jamie Lever has been entertaining her fans with her funny videos of mimicking different actors and actresses. But she finds it really hard to mimic Alia Bhatt and Deepika Padukone.

Tahir Raj Bhasin: Getting six packs all about commitment, consistency

MUMBAI: Tahir Raj Bhasin joins the Bollywood six-pack club with his role in the upcoming film, Looop Lapeta. He will be seen flaunting a hunky frame as a romantic hero opposite Taapsee Pannu, and he says the challenge to get a six-pack was all about commitment and consistency.

Drew Barrymore to Priyanka Chopra: I've loved you at first sight

MUMBAI: Hollywood star Drew Barrymore says she loved Priyanka Chopra Jonas at first sight, adding that she loves the Indian actress's book Unfinished.
I have loved you at first sight but I love your book. There are all the details that you bring us in with you. The part where you and Nick are like full in love and it's just so romantic. You've lived such an extraordinary life. It's hard to pick which facet of your life I'd like to talk to you about," Drew said, when Priyanka was a guest on her talk show, "The Drew Barrymore Show".

Kangana Ranaut visits Lord Jagannath temple in Puri

BHUBANESWAR: Bollywood actress Kangana Ranaut sought blessings at Lord Jagannath temple in Puri on Friday.

Shilpa Rao: I don't label songs as independent or playback

MUMBAI: Singer Shilpa Rao, who is known for Bollywood playback as well as her independent numbers, says when she is recording a song she does not think about categorising it.

Viral meme songs which took social media by storm

MUMBAI: Memes have always been one of the most entertaining things about social media. Adding music to meme makes it all the more fun. That's exactly what Yashraj Mukhate and Mayur Jumani did, and struck gold.

Fan of 'KGF' star Yash commits suicide in Karnataka

MANDYA (KARNATAKA): A 25-year-old man in Karnataka has committed suicide by hanging himself at his house in Kodidoddi village of Mandya district.

Ekta Kapoor: In most countries, sexuality of a woman is considered sin

MUMBAI: Bollywood Czarina Ekta Kapoor, who has successfully tapped the domains of film, TV and OTT, says in most countries, sexuality of a woman is considered a sin.

Kajol: If God is watching us the least we can do is be entertaining!

MUMBAI: Actress Kajol has a quirky suggestion for those who fear God. She feels if God is watching us, we should make sure we entertain him!If God is watching us the least we can do is be entertaining!," Kajol wrote on her Instagram story.

Aryan Khan flashes trademark grin as Preity Zinta laps up Shah Rukh Khan at IPL auctions

NEW DELHI: Preity Zinta bought Shah Rukh Khan at the IPL auctions, and Aryan Khan's reaction was literally to grin and bear it!
We are talking about Shah Rukh Khan the budding cricketer, of course, who, at Thursday's IPL auctions went to Punjab Kings, co-owned by Preity. As Preity's team snapped up the uncapped cricketer Shah Rukh for Rs 5.25 crore, she let out an excited scream. Aryan, who was present at the auction couldn't resist a smile, at cameras panned onto him.