New Delhi, Aug 26 (IANS) Pakistani filmmaker Asim Abbasi grew up watching women being treated as minority in real life as well as on screen, which made him wonder about the gender lines that society draws.

Shama Sikander: I was first one to speak about casting couches

Shama Sikander: I was first one to speak about casting couches

Nw Delhi, Aug 26 (IANS) Actress Shama Sikander has opened about going through an unsavoury moment of casting couch proposition, adding that she dealt with it as maturely and wisely as she could.

Abhishek Bachchan: Web series lets you move away from usual storytelling tropes

Abhishek Bachchan: Web series lets you move away from usual storytelling tropes

New Delhi, Aug 25 (IANS) Actor Abhishek Bachchan is intrigued by the psychological interplay of his dual role in his debut web series, Breathe: Into The Shadows, and says he would love to explore the character further.

Shabana Azmi: Indianness is inclusiveness

Shabana Azmi: Indianness is inclusiveness

Mumbai, Aug 24 (IANS) Veteran actress Shabana Azmi shuns the hardliner stance that music and art is prohibited in Islam. She cites the example of greats such as late shehnai legend Ustad Bismillah Khan and late sarod maestro Ustad Ali Akbar Khan to underline her point that true art is created when it is kept away from religious extremism. She notes that the very essence of Indianness is inclusiveness.

Siddhant Chaturvedi: In my head I've always been a star

Siddhant Chaturvedi: In my head I've always been a star

New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) Actor Siddhant Chaturvedi roared as the rap star MC Sher in Gully Boy last year, and life has never been the same. The talented actor, who has had his share of struggles to reach where he is today, says in his head he has always been a star even when he was standing in the audition lines.

Kangana is not Sushant's friend or representative: SSR family's lawyer

Kangana is not Sushant's friend or representative: SSR family's lawyer

New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) Kangana Ranaut has been vocal in highlighting the issue of nepotism in Bollywood from the time Sushant Singh Rajput died. Senior advocate Vikas Singh, who represents the family of the late actor, points out Kangana is not fighting this particular case but is highlighting the general problem in the film industry.  

Gordon Ramsay: I would love to open my restaurant in India

Gordon Ramsay: I would love to open my restaurant in India

New Delhi, Aug 19 (IANS) Renowned chef Gordon Ramsay loves India and its diverse culture, and he says he would like to open a restaurant here one day.

Pak filmmaker Asim Abbasi: Art felicitates what political conflicts cannot

Pak filmmaker Asim Abbasi: Art felicitates what political conflicts cannot

Mumbai, Aug 18 (IANS) Pakistani film director Asim Abbasi, who made his digital debut with the web series Churails on an Indian OTT platform for the first time, says such exchange in the field of entertainment, can felicitate unity between India and Pakistan despite the political bitterness between the two countries.