Wednesday, October 21, 2020
Films & TV

DDLJ turns 25: SRK reveals why he was sceptical to play a romantic hero

MUMBAI:Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge (DDLJ) is 25 years old on Tuesday, and Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan looks back at the 1995 blockbuster that helped cement his loverboy image that makes women weak in the knees even today.

Rahul Dev reveals what disappoints him

MUMBAI:Actor Rahul Dev has been in the industry for over 20 years. From movies to web shows, he has explored almost all mediums. However, he is still not satisfied with his journey.

Shreya Chaudhry on how 'Bandish Bandits' changed her life

MUMBAI: The recent web series, Bandish Bandits, is a hit and Shreya Chaudhry, its budding heroine, is happy that people have recognised her efforts.

'DDLJ' started behind-the-scene trend in Bollywood: Uday Chopra

MUMBAI:The Shah Rukh Khan and Kajol starrer, Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge, is all set to complete 25 years in Hindi cinema on October 20. Actor Uday Chopra, who was an assistant on the set, recalled how the film started the trend of Behind The Scene (BTS) videos in Bollywood.

Lockdown aftermath: New trends aim to disrupt viewer habits

NEW DELHI: Are you familiar with the emerging pay-per-view offers for movies? How many times did you catch a television movie on Indian small screen before the pandemic hit us? Or explore the multiplex in the digital world? Did you know we are moving to an era of home entertainment where you can choose whether you want to watch a story in the form of a film or a web series?

B'luru multiplexes attract sizeable viewers; tepid response in single screens

BENGALURU: On the first day of screening after a long hiatus, movies received a lukewarm response in single screen theatres while the multiplexes attracted above average viewers' response in the city on Friday.

Bobby Deol: I would love to work with Preity Zinta again

NEW DELHI: Actor Bobby Deol says he would love to reunite with former co-star Preity Zinta on the big screen

Manushi Chhillar: Was excited to be on sets with Akshay sir

MUMBAI: Former beauty queen and Bollywood debutante Manushi Chillar says she was excited to be on a film sets with superstar Akshay Kumar

Vaani Kapoor: Abhishek Kapoor a master when it comes to capturing emotions

MUMBAI: Actress Vaani Kapoor, who is shooting for a progressive love story along with Ayushmann Khurrana, is thrilled that she is collaborating with director Abhishek Kapoor for the project

Singer Kumar Sanu tests Covid positive

MUMBAI: Playback star Kumar Sanu has tested positive for Covid-19.

Singer Kumar Sanu tests Covid positive

MUMBAI: Playback star Kumar Sanu has tested positive for Covid-19.

Ileana, Randeep in comedy film about India's obsession with fair skin

MUMBAI:Ileana DCruz and Randeep Hooda star in an upcoming comedy that deals with the Indian obsession for fair skin. Filming is expected to start next month.

Sandalwood drugs case: Vivek Oberoi's Mumbai house searched by K'taka Police

 MUMBAI:The Bengaluru police's Central Crime Branch on Thursday searched Bollywood star Vivek Oberoi's house in Mumbai for an absconding accused in the high-profile drugs case involving Sandalwood stars Ragini Dwivedi and Sanjjanaa Galrani.

President, PM, V-P pay tributes to Kalam on 89th birth anniv

NEW DELHI: President Ram Nath Kovind, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Vice-President M. Venkaiah Naidu on Thursday paid homage to former President A.P.J. Abdul Kalam on his 89th birth anniversary.

Kangana Ranaut's weight loss 'saza'

MUMBAI: Actress Kangana Ranaut is on a mission to lose weight, and says the effort is not a piece of cake.

Salman Khan pitches in with help for ailing actor Faraaz Khan

MUMBAI:Bollywood superstar Salman Khan has come forward to help actor Faraaz Khan, currently under treatment in a Bengaluru hospital after being diagnosed with brain infection.

Halal Love Story: Feel-good film with twist of satire (IANS Review; Rating: * * * and 1/2)

Halal Love Story (Malayalam film streaming on Amazon Prime); Cast: Indrajith Sukumaran, Joju George, Grace Antony, Sharaf U. Dheen, Nazar Karutheny; Direction: Zakariya Mohammed; Rating: * * * and 1/2 (three and a half stars)

Sushant's brother-in-law: Revictimising victim hurts judicial machinery

MUMBAI: Vishal Kirti, brother-in-law of late Sushant Singh Rajput, feels indulging in victim blaming shifts focus from the quest for truth.

Sanjay Dutt returns to work, says he will 'beat' cancer soon

MUMBAI:Actor Sanjay Dutt has addressed his battle with cancer for the first time, in a video posted by his friend, celebrity hairstylist Aalim Hakim.

ED arrests director of Gujarat firm in bank fraud case

NEW DELHI:The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has arrested Niketa Baldevbhai Dave, Director of Pentium Infotech Ltd. and Hirak Biotech Ltd. in connection with Ahmedabad's People's Cooperative Bank Ltd. money laundering case

Raghav Juyal: Not trying to steer away from dancer image

MUMBAI: Actor-dancer and TV host Raghav Juyal, who is seen playing an antagonist in the web-series Abhay 2, says he is not consciously steering away from his dancer image.

Vidya Balan's 'Natkhat', Marathi film 'Habaddi' to open Melbourne fest

NEW DELHI:The Vidya Balan co-produced film Natkhat and the Marathi film Habaddi will kickstart the Indian Film Festival of Melbourne on October 23.

Rupal Patel gives comedy a shot

NEW DELHI: Actress Rupal Patel, best known for playing Kokila in the daily soap Saath Nibhaana Saathiya, is happy to explore the comedy genre.

Film trade guarded as halls resort to re-releasing old films on Oct 15

MUMBAI:Cinemas are scheduled to open on October 15 in many states of India, but Bollywood has reacted to the news with caution. Almost all big films have been pushed to 2021, most mediocre and small films of the year have already been sold to OTT platforms, and the few films being touted for the festive weekends have not confirmed release yet. In all this, a new, makeshift trend has emerged: Exhibitors are banking on re-releasing old content, hoping what worked once will woo the audience again.

SpotlampE and Shreya Ghoshal brings ‘Jab Jab Navratre Aave’ on avratri

MUMBAI: 9X Media’s vibrant music label SpotlampE has collaborated with one of the best female playback singers Shreya Ghoshal, to launch a beautiful song titled ‘Jab Jab Navratre Aave’. The song is an ode to Devi Maa on the auspicious occasion of Navratri. ‘Jab Jab Navratre Aave’ song is part of ‘9XM Indiefest with SpotlampE Originals’ initiative by 9XM and SpotlampE where there would be three months of super hit originals by some of Bollywood’s top leading playback singers. Released on 14th October, ‘Jab Jab Navratre Aave’ will be available on SpotlampE’s YouTube Channel and the song will also be aired on 9XM, 9X Jalwa and on 9X Tashan.

K'taka Police file case against Kangana for anti-farmer tweet

TUMKURU: The Tumkuru district police on Tuesday registered a case against Bollywood actor Kangana Ranaut for her tweet against farmers who were protesting against the farm laws passed by the Parliament.

Bigg Boss 14: Sara Gurpal becomes first contestant to get evicted

MUMBAI: Punjabi singer Sara Gurpal is the first contestant to get evicted from the latest edition of reality TV show, Bigg Boss.

Mumbai's 'batti gul': Bollywood celebs express shock

MUMBAI: Several Bollywood personalities expressed concerns after Mumbai and surrounding area were hit by a sudden power failure on Monday, affecting daily life.

Big B to lend voice to show on the Buddha

VARANSI: Superstar Amitabh Bachchan will now provide a voice-over for a light-and-sound show to be held in Sarnath, Uttar Pradesh, highlighting the life and ideology of Lord Buddha.

Big B apologises to fans outside Jalsa on his birthday

MUMBAI: A day after his birthday, Amitabh Bachchan apologised to fans who had gathered to catch a glimpse of him outside his bungalow Jalsa carrying banners in their hands.

Kangana on Ira Khan's depression: 'Difficult for broken families children'

MUMBAI: Bollywood actress Kangana Ranaut on Monday reacted to the news of Ira Khan has been battling depression.

Music has the strength to bind us together,” Dhvani Bhanushali on Vaaste crossing 1 Billion+ views on YouTube

Mumbai: Pop-sensation Dhvani Bhanushali has become one of the most sought after singers in Bollywood. She has time and again proved that age doesn't define talent or success. After receiving many accolades for Vaaste, the much-loved song has broken all records and has emerged as India’s first Hindi music single to achieve One Billion+ views on YouTube.

Arshi Khan: I am going to give sex education to my children

MUMBAI:Television actress and model Arshi Khan feels sex education has become need of the hour in the country to curb the rising instances of rape. Arshi adds she is definitely going to give sex education to her children.

'Justice for Sushant Singh Rajput' billboards set up in Sri Lanka

MUMBAI:Shweta Singh Kirti on Saturday shared a series of pictures of billboards set up in Sri Lanka, seeking justice for her brother, late actor Sushant Singh Rajput.

T'gana distributing one crore sarees as festival gift

HYDERABAD:The Telangana government has started the door-to-door distribution of over one crore sarees to women as a gift for the 'Bathukamma' festival.

Veteran actor Soumitra Chatterjee's condition worsens, shifted to ICU

KOLKATA: Veteran Bengali actor Soumitra Chatterjee was shifted to Intensive Care Unit in a private hospital late Friday night after the 85-year-old's health deteriorated, hospital sources said on Saturday.

When Shakti Kapoor convinced Jackie Shroff to buy a house

MUMBAI: Actor Shakti Kapoor has revealed how he convinced his friend, actor Jackie Shroff, to buy his first house.

Lara Dutta: It's easy to lose perspective

NEW DELHI: Actress Lara Dutta is shooting for a project in the middle of nowhere, and being close to nature helps her ponder about life and the ever-evolving new reality.

Raveena Tandon to shoot web series in Dalhousie

MUMBAI:Actress Raveena Tandon is all set to resume shooting for a web series post lockdown. The yet-to-be revealed web project will be shot in scenic Dalhousie, Himachal Pradesh.

Dhvani Bhanushali promises to show a different side of her in 2021

NEW DELHI:Dhvani Bhanushali has won a lot of fans as a singer in less than two years since her launch in 2018. Next year, she promises to show a different side to her creativity as a musical artiste.

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