Bollywood Country en-us <![CDATA[ Bollywood Country ]]> 70 70 <![CDATA[ Ritesh Batra to direct Vidya Balan series on Indira Gandhi ]]> Mon, 19 Aug 2019 18:34:46 +0530

Mumbai, Aug 19 (IANS) Vidya Balan's latest film "Mission Mangal" had a good start at the box-office, and her debut web series, based on India's first and only woman Prime Minister Indira Gandhi, has now found a director.


]]> <![CDATA[ Looking sexy all the time is boring: Mahie Gill ]]> Mon, 19 Aug 2019 18:32:20 +0530

Mumbai, Aug 19 (IANS) Actress Mahie Gill, who is known for her roles in films such as "Dev.D", "Saheb, Biwi Aur Gangster" and "Paan Singh Tomar", says that she has been stereotyped for her sensual beauty for long, and adds that "just looking good" on-screen is "boring".


]]> <![CDATA[ Radhika Apte is not an 'award-crazy person' ]]> Mon, 19 Aug 2019 18:09:57 +0530

New Delhi, Aug 19 (IANS) Actress Radhika Apte was a part of two films -- "Andhadhun" and "Padman" -- that bagged National Film Awards this year. She is grateful, but says she isn't crazy about awards.


]]> <![CDATA[ Jonita Gandhi to be Ayushmann Khurrana's playback voice ]]> Mon, 19 Aug 2019 18:08:13 +0530

Mumbai, Aug 19 (IANS) Actor Ayushmann Khurrana will soon be seen lip-syncing to the song "Bajta ring ring" in his "Dream Girl" avatar. Jonita Gandhi, the singer behind the song, says she had had fun while working on it, and hopes everyone enjoys the track.


]]> <![CDATA[ I'm against terrorism, Pak Army: Adnan Sami ]]> Mon, 19 Aug 2019 17:28:12 +0530

Mumbai, Aug 19 (IANS) After calling them "helpless, misguided and frustrated", singer Adnan Sami says he is against the Pakistani Army which has provoked wars, destroyed democracy and the mindset of the people of Pakistan.


]]> <![CDATA[ Guess why Diana Penty is being trolled by Bollywood ]]> Mon, 19 Aug 2019 17:24:02 +0530

Mumbai, Aug 19 (IANS) Diana Penty is being trolled on social media -- no, not by netizens but by the Bollywood frat! Celebs who have been trolling Diana include Aditi Rao Hydari, Dia Mirza, Sonu Sood and Punit Malhotra.


]]> <![CDATA[ Kirti starts shooting for The Girl On The Train in London ]]> Mon, 19 Aug 2019 16:13:22 +0530

Mumbai, Aug 19 (IANS) Kirti Kulhari has started shooting for the Bollywood remake of "The Girl On The Train" in London, and she has shared a picture from the set where she is seen with the film's heroine Parineeti Chopra.


]]> <![CDATA[ Was challenging to bring alive 'Section 375' character: Richa ]]> Mon, 19 Aug 2019 16:09:47 +0530

New Delhi, Aug 19 (IANS) Actress Richa Chadha says it was a challenge for her to be able to bring alive her character in the upcoming film "Section 375".


]]> <![CDATA[ Alia Bhatt to raise funds for animals via baking ]]> Mon, 19 Aug 2019 16:04:08 +0530

Mumbai, Aug 19 (IANS) Bollywood actress Alia Bhatt will raise funds for an animal welfare organisation through actor Arjun Kapoor's sister Anshula Kapoor's online fundraising platform, Fankind.


]]> <![CDATA[ Alia a warm, lovely person: Singer Shreya Sharma ]]> Mon, 19 Aug 2019 16:01:24 +0530

New Delhi, Aug 19 (IANS) Singer Shreya Sharma had a dream debut with "Prada", a song picturised on Alia Bhatt. The budding singer found the actress a warm and lovely person.


]]> <![CDATA[ Konkona set to trace life of Kolkata's Queen of Cabaret ]]> Mon, 19 Aug 2019 15:59:23 +0530

Mumbai, Aug 19 (IANS) Actress-filmmaker Konkona Sen Sharma will trace the life of Arati Das, who was dubbed Queen of Cabaret in Kolkata, with in next directorial project.


]]> <![CDATA[ Sexy means revealing in this era, says Alka Yagnik ]]> Mon, 19 Aug 2019 15:56:53 +0530

Mumbai, Aug 19 (IANS) Singer Alka Yagnik says now we live in an era where sexy means revealing.


]]> <![CDATA[ Karan Johar calls 'drug party' accusation ridiculous ]]> Mon, 19 Aug 2019 15:54:49 +0530

Mumbai, Aug 19 (IANS) Filmmaker Karan Johar has finally broken his silence over allegations of hosting a drug party for a few A-list Bollywood stars at his residence last month.


]]> <![CDATA[ Didn't know I had tuberculosis for 8 years: Big B ]]> Mon, 19 Aug 2019 15:52:17 +0530

Mumbai, Aug 19 (IANS) For eight years megastar Amitabh Bachchan did not know he was suffering from Tuberculosis and said that he has does not mind calling himself a tuberculosis survivor.


]]> <![CDATA[ Sonam slammed for Pak comments, asks trolls to get a life ]]> Mon, 19 Aug 2019 15:48:20 +0530

Mumbai, Aug 19 (IANS) Sonam Kapoor is once again in the midst of a heated exchange with trolls. It all started when she became the target of netizens for her comments on Pakistan banning Indian films, particularly her 2016 release,"Neerja".


]]> <![CDATA[ Ajay Devgn begins shooting for 'Maidaan' ]]> Mon, 19 Aug 2019 15:44:33 +0530

Mumbai, Aug 19 (IANS) Bollywood actor Ajay Devgn will start shooting for director Amit Sharmas film on Indian football, which has been titled "Maidaan".


]]> <![CDATA[ Anushka's 'sunkissed' image leaves Virat spellbound ]]> Mon, 19 Aug 2019 15:43:00 +0530

Antigua, Aug 19 (IANS) Bollywood actress Anushka Sharma's photograph from a beach here in West Indies has left her star cricketer husband Virat Kohli at a loss of words.


]]> <![CDATA[ Pakistanis frustrated with life: Adnan Sami ]]> Mon, 19 Aug 2019 15:40:57 +0530

Mumbai, Aug 19 (IANS) Trolled regularly, and more so after the abrogation of Article 370 of the Indian Constitution, singer Adnan Sami has come down heavily on his erstwhile compatriot Pakistanis saying they are "frustrated with their own lives" and have been taking it out on him since they realise that he has moved on.


]]> <![CDATA[ Kartik Aaryan starrer 'Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2' to release in July 2020 ]]> Mon, 19 Aug 2019 15:38:59 +0530

Mumbai, Aug 19 (IANS) Actor Kartik Aaryan will be stepping into the shoes of National Award winning actor Akshay Kumar's role in the second installment "Bhool Bhulaiyaa", which is scheduled to hit the screens on July 31, 2020.


]]> <![CDATA[ Joe Jonas rings in 30th birthday with Bond theme party ]]> Mon, 19 Aug 2019 15:37:07 +0530

Los Angeles, Aug 18 (IANS) Singer Joe Jonas marked his 30th birthday with a "James Bond" themed birthday party.


]]> <![CDATA[ Arjun, Malaika click love-filled images of each other ]]> Mon, 19 Aug 2019 15:34:53 +0530

Mumbai, Aug 18 (IANS) Actors Arjun Kapoor and Malaika Arora clicked photographs of each other, giving a sneak-peek into their love-filled Sunday.


]]> <![CDATA[ Anita Hassanandani enjoys juggling between two shows ]]> Mon, 19 Aug 2019 15:31:50 +0530

Mumbai, Aug 18 (IANS) Actress Anita Hassanandani is enjoying participating with husband Rohit Reddy on dance reality show "Nach Baliye 9" and hosting a live game show "Lagao Boli - Sabse Kam Sabse Anokhi".


]]> <![CDATA[ Pak gig: Mika Singh speaks up on FWICE decision to ban him ]]> Mon, 19 Aug 2019 13:33:04 +0530

Mumbai, Aug 18 (IANS) Singer Mika Singh on Sunday said he will continue to do good for India despite the Federation Of Western India Cine Employees' (FWICE) decision to ban him from playback singing, giving public performances and acting in the country, following his gig in Pakistan.


]]> <![CDATA[ Ashwiny to weave, learn from many more stories ]]> Mon, 19 Aug 2019 13:26:10 +0530

Mumbai, Aug 18 (IANS) Director Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari has thanked the fans for showering love on her film "Bareilly Ki Barfi", which turned two on Sunday. She said there are many more stories to weave and learn for a lifetime.


]]> <![CDATA[ There's space for regional hip-hop, says Raftaar ]]> Mon, 19 Aug 2019 13:15:32 +0530

New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) Rapper Raftaar says Hindi rappers are not frowned upon anymore and that the next phase of hip-hop is a lot of regionalisation.


]]> <![CDATA[ Giorgia Andriani 'not acting' in 'Dabangg 3' ]]> Mon, 19 Aug 2019 12:41:38 +0530

New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) Many expected Giorgia Andriani to make her acting debut with her beau and actor-producer Arbaaz Khan's upcoming film "Dabangg 3", but she says she is neither acting in it nor performing on any special song.


]]> <![CDATA[ Kovind meets Lata Mangeshkar at her residence ]]> Mon, 19 Aug 2019 12:38:52 +0530

Mumbai, Aug 18 (IANS) President Ram Nath Kovind has met Lata Mangeshkar at her residence here. The legendary singer said that she felt deeply honoured and humbled by the President's visit.


]]> <![CDATA[ 'Most Handsome Man' title not an achievement for Hrithik ]]> Mon, 19 Aug 2019 12:36:49 +0530

Mumbai, Aug 18 (IANS) Actor Hrithik Roshan probably scores 10 on 10 in the looks department, and it seems like a US-based agency has also noticed it.


]]> <![CDATA[ KJo's witty reply to troll for joking about his sexuality ]]> Mon, 19 Aug 2019 12:34:54 +0530

Mumbai, Aug 18 (IANS) Karan Johar has given a sarcastic reply to a social media troll, who made a comment about the filmmaker's sexuality.


]]> <![CDATA[ Akshay vs John: 'Mission Mangal' takes lead on Day 3 ]]> Mon, 19 Aug 2019 12:30:09 +0530

Mumbai, Aug 18 (IANS) Actor Akshay Kumar's "Mission Mangal" has taken a lead at the Indian box-office after raking in Rs 70.02 crore in three days. Actor John Abraham's "Batla House", on the other hand, minted Rs 35.29 crore.


]]> <![CDATA[ Trying to be best version of me: Arjun Kapoor ]]> Mon, 19 Aug 2019 12:27:47 +0530

Mumbai, Aug 18 (IANS) Actor Arjun Kapoor says he is trying to be the best version of himself that his late mother Mona Shourie would have wanted him to be.


]]> <![CDATA[ Robert De Niro greatest actor on earth, says Anupam ]]> Mon, 19 Aug 2019 12:18:06 +0530

Mumbai, Aug 18 (IANS) Veteran Bollywood actor Anupam Kher has wished his friend and "greatest actor on earth" Robert De Niro on his 76th birthday.


]]> <![CDATA[ 'Superhuman' Tiger Shroff 'deadlifts' 200 kg ]]> Mon, 19 Aug 2019 12:09:49 +0530

Mumbai, Aug 18 (IANS) Bollywood's action hero Tiger Shroff on Sunday stunned his friends and fans as he shared a video of him lifting 200 kg.


]]> <![CDATA[ David Dhawan has given me maximum films, hits: Salman ]]> Mon, 19 Aug 2019 12:07:09 +0530

Mumbai, Aug 18 (IANS) Superstar Salman Khan says veteran filmmaker David Dhawan has given him the maximum films and hits.


]]> <![CDATA[ National Award will give me more courage to work hard: Shashwat Sachdev ]]> Mon, 19 Aug 2019 12:05:16 +0530

New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) Music Composer Shashwat Sachdev, who won the National Award for Best Background Music this year for "Uri: The Surgical Strike", says the prestigious honour will give him more courage to work harder in future projects.


]]> <![CDATA[ Being an outsider, I have to work to pay bills: Amit Sadh ]]> Mon, 19 Aug 2019 11:57:20 +0530

Mumbai, Aug 17 (IANS) Bollywood actor Amit Sadh, who has recently seen in the digital film "Barot House", dismissed rumours that he has been cast in the biopic of mathematician Shakuntala Devi.


]]> <![CDATA[ Deepika's 'daddie' quip for Ranveer has fans guessing if she's pregnant ]]> Mon, 19 Aug 2019 11:55:37 +0530

Mumbai, Aug 17 (IANS) A mischievous comment actress Deepika Padukone posted in a chat session conducted by her husband and actor Ranveer Singh on his Instagram page, briefly threw fans of the star couple in a tizzy, with many of them speculating if the actress is pregnant.


]]> <![CDATA[ Hope B'Wood actresses can pull big crowds someday: Vidya Balan ]]> Mon, 19 Aug 2019 11:53:21 +0530

Mumbai, Aug 17 (IANS) In Bollywood, it is mostly the male superstar who is the crowd-puller of a film -- the primary draw whose name ensures blockbuster business. On the other hand, films with female actors in the lead, often witness poor box-office performance, or have to be produced in a medium-to-low budget set-up, so that they can make profits quickly and at least record a hit status.


]]> <![CDATA[ DD News anchor Neelum Sharma no more ]]> Mon, 19 Aug 2019 11:50:12 +0530

New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) News anchor Neelum Sharma, who was associated with Indias public service broadcaster Doordarshan News for over 20 years, breathed her last on Saturday. The news of her demise was flashed on the official Twitter account of DD News and, according to reports, she was batteling cancer.


]]> <![CDATA[ You can't just stop being famous: Tabu ]]> Sat, 17 Aug 2019 18:29:53 +0530

New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) National Award-winning actress Tabu believes in living with her fame, and says that one can't just detach from it because fame becomes a part of one's personality.  

]]> <![CDATA[ 'M.O.M: Mission Over Mars' is an ode to ISRO scientists ]]> Sat, 17 Aug 2019 18:27:30 +0530

Mumbai, Aug 17 (IANS) The new web series, "M.O.M: Mission Over Mars", is an ode to the scientists of Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO). The show narrates an intriguing tale of four women scientists who, through their brilliance and dedication, chart the journey of the Indian space agency's Mangalyan mission.


]]> <![CDATA[ There are days I can't detach from my roles: Kaya Scodelario ]]> Sat, 17 Aug 2019 18:25:34 +0530

New York, Aug 17 (IANS) Actress Kaya Scodelario says there are days when she cannot detach herself from her onscreen persona, which she thinks is not at all healthy.


]]> <![CDATA[ Lisa Haydon expecting second child ]]> Sat, 17 Aug 2019 18:23:43 +0530

Mumbai, Aug 17 (IANS) Model-turned-actress Lisa Haydon is expecting her second child.


]]> <![CDATA[ John Abraham, Nikkhil Advani discuss patriotism ]]> Sat, 17 Aug 2019 18:21:34 +0530

Mumbai, Aug 17 (IANS) Their choices clearly show both actor John Abraham and filmmaker Nikkhil Advani have a keen interest in being a part of stories that revolve around national interest and real-life events. The duo's latest collaboration "Batla House" has again started a conversation along those lines among the common people, and they firmly state their brand of patriotism is different from the ‘nationalist attitude.


]]> <![CDATA[ 'Chidiakhana' is for children, deserves 'U' rating: Director ]]> Sat, 17 Aug 2019 18:19:29 +0530

Mumbai, Aug 17 (IANS) "Chidiakhana" director Manish Tiwary is upset that he is caught up in battle with the censor board over the certification of his children's film.


]]> <![CDATA[ Rishi Kapoor relives 'Bobby' magic in NY ]]> Sat, 17 Aug 2019 18:08:22 +0530

New York, Aug 17 (IANS) Veteran actor Rishi Kapoor, who is currently undergoing medical treatment in the Big Apple, recently got a chance to relive memories of his superhit film "Bobby" in that distant land when he heard the film's popular song, "Main shayar toh nahin", at a salon.


]]> <![CDATA[ One country, one law needed for entire nation: Ekta Kapoor ]]> Sat, 17 Aug 2019 18:07:52 +0530

Mumbai, Aug 17 (IANS) Producer Ekta Kapoor, whose web series "Haq Se" was set in Jammu and Kashmir, feels the Government's decision to scrap Article 370 in that state is welcome, because there should be a 'one country one law' policy for all of India.


]]> <![CDATA[ I fly to other countries just to catch films: Anurag Kashyap ]]> Sat, 17 Aug 2019 18:02:55 +0530

Mumbai, Aug 17 (IANS) Filmmaker Anurag Kashyap says he has done stupid things for movies, and likes to fly all around the world just to catch a show of his favourite project.


]]> <![CDATA[ We tend to put women on a pedestal: Ekta Kapoor ]]> Sat, 17 Aug 2019 14:28:32 +0530

Mumbai, Aug 17 (IANS) Soap sultana and web content creator Ekta Kapoor says that the constant talk on feminism is putting women on a pedestal and setting unrealistic expectations. Her upcoming web series "Mission Over Mars" (M-O-M), which shows an incredible journey of four women, is an attempt to bend that norm, she adds.


]]> <![CDATA[ People who said I don't deserve to be in films have retired: John ]]> Sat, 17 Aug 2019 14:26:12 +0530

Mumbai, Aug 17 (IANS) Actor John Abraham says the worst criticism he has faced since the time he entered Bollywood is that he doesn't "deserve to be in this industry".