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Didn't audition Alia as a kid as I saw heroine in her: Bhansali
short by Rahel Philipose / on 20 Mar 2019,Wednesday
Filmmaker Sanjay Leela Bhansali revealed that he didn't let actress Alia Bhatt audition for his 2005 film 'Black' when she was nine years old. "I told Soni (Alia's mother) I wouldn't audition her for a child's role because I knew she was a Hindi film heroine,” he added. "I saw the sparkle in her eyes," Bhansali further said.
short by Rahel Philipose / 12:04 pm on 20 Mar
Respect he's not begging: Kashyap on film's actor working as watchman
short by Pragya Swastik / on 19 Mar 2019,Tuesday
Responding to 'Gulaal' actor Savi Siddhu working as a watchman, the film's director Anurag Kashyap said, "I respect him for choosing to live his life with dignity...At least he's not begging." "To be a watchman is a job, I don't see it as a small job," said Kashyap. "The art and the artist...Savi will have to help himself," he added.
short by Pragya Swastik / 10:59 pm on 19 Mar
Angrezi mai itna hi seekha hai? Jaya to fan who said 'Sorry' for pic
short by Anmol Sharma / on 19 Mar 2019,Tuesday
A video of Jaya Bachchan has surfaced online wherein she can be seen scolding fans for clicking her picture without permission. Jaya was heard saying, "Don't do that. 'Sorry'...Angrezi mai bas itna hi seekha hai?" after a fan said "Sorry" to her. "Come here. Did you ask me for permission? Learn some manners," she was heard telling another fan.
short by Anmol Sharma / 10:55 pm on 19 Mar
Pulkit Samrat, who? Ex-wife on link-up rumours with Kriti Kharbanda
short by Daisy Mowke / on 20 Mar 2019,Wednesday
Actor Pulkit Samrat's ex-wife Shweta Rohira, on being asked about rumours of a link-up between Pulkit and actress Kriti Kharbanda, responded by questioning, "Pulkit Samrat, who?" Earlier, speaking about him, Shweta had said, "The Pulkit Samrat I knew had died long ago." The former couple's marriage reportedly lasted for only 11 months.
short by Daisy Mowke / 10:51 am on 20 Mar
Hotel says Kannada actress didn't pay ₹3L bill, actress denies claim
short by Daisy Mowke / on 20 Mar 2019,Wednesday
The security manager of Bengaluru's 5-star hotel The LaLiT Ashok has filed a case against Kannada actress Pooja Gandhi and her politician friend Anil P Mensinkai, for allegedly fleeing the hotel without paying an outstanding bill of ₹3.35 lakh. "Mensinkai duped the hotel by issuing cheques without sufficient balance in...account," the security manager said. The actress has denied the allegations.
short by Daisy Mowke / 12:09 pm on 20 Mar
32-yr-old cab driver arrested for stalking Ekta Kapoor over 30 times
short by Daisy Mowke / on 20 Mar 2019,Wednesday
Mumbai Police have arrested Sudhir Rajender Singh, a 32-year-old cab driver who allegedly stalked producer Ekta Kapoor for over 30 times in recent months. Singh, said to be a resident of Haryana, wanted to meet Kapoor to get a job and to be her friend. He had also enrolled himself in the same gym that Kapoor goes to.
short by Daisy Mowke / 09:30 pm on 20 Mar
Chup karo angrezo: Richa on Harvard prof calling coconut oil 'poison'
short by Daisy Mowke / on 20 Mar 2019,Wednesday
Actress Richa Chadha has shared a video which shows a Harvard University professor calling coconut oil 'pure poison'. "Coconut oil is one of the worst foods that you can eat," professor Karin Michels said during a lecture in 2018. Responding to this, Richa wrote, "And yet, we've been cooking in coconut oil for centuries...especially in the south...#chupkaroangrezo."
short by Daisy Mowke / 09:52 pm on 20 Mar
Don't make it sound like I have a disease: Johar on his sexuality
short by Daisy Mowke / on 19 Mar 2019,Tuesday
Filmmaker Karan Johar, while speaking about social media users trolling him over his sexuality, said, "Don't make it sound like I have a disease or something is wrong with me...because you think I am gay." "There's a level of homophobia and that really bothers me," he added. Johar further said it is his prerogative to talk about his sexuality.
short by Daisy Mowke / 10:55 pm on 19 Mar
Will ask casting directors to contact: Rao to actor working as guard
short by Daisy Mowke / on 20 Mar 2019,Wednesday
After actor Savi Sidhu, who has featured in Anurag Kashyap's films 'Black Friday' and 'Gulaal' revealed that he is now working as a security guard to support himself, Rajkummar Rao responded, "Will [definitely] ask all my casting friends to reach out to [you]." "Very inspired by [your] story...Love [your] positivity...Perseverance is the key to overcoming obstacles," he added.
short by Daisy Mowke / 05:07 pm on 20 Mar
People hit on me, approached me to buy drugs as I'm white: Kalki
short by Rahel Philipose / on 20 Mar 2019,Wednesday
Speaking to 'Humans of Bombay', Kalki Koechlin revealed that because she's white, people approached her to buy drugs when she went to the beach as a teenager. "I also had a nagging fear that I was being hit on because people thought I didn't [follow] Indian customs," she added. Kalki's parents migrated to India from France before she was born.
short by Rahel Philipose / 05:21 pm on 20 Mar
Had to deal with rumours after my divorce with Anurag: Kalki
short by Daisy Mowke / on 20 Mar 2019,Wednesday
Speaking to 'Humans of Bombay', Kalki Koechlin revealed she had to deal with rumours after her divorce with filmmaker Anurag Kashyap. "Every time​ I stepped out with a man, the media thought we were dating. Journalists would ask how my life was post-divorce...Even concerned neighbours would ask such questions to my parents," she added. Kalki said she chose to ignore the rumours.
short by Daisy Mowke / 07:00 pm on 20 Mar
I got no offers for 2 years after my debut film 'Dev.D': Kalki
short by Pragya Swastik / on 19 Mar 2019,Tuesday
Actress Kalki Koechlin has revealed that she got no offers after her Bollywood debut film 'Dev.D', released in 2009, which she said she got after "many rejections and countless tries". The 35-year-old actress added, "I didn’t give up, I kept writing and acting in my own plays alongside". "And in 2011 I had four movie releases!" she further said.
short by Pragya Swastik / 10:03 pm on 19 Mar
'Badhaai Ho' writers withdraw names from Filmfare nominations
short by Disha Dhingra / on 20 Mar 2019,Wednesday
Shantanu Srivastava and Akshat Ghildial, writers of the film 'Badhaai Ho', have withdrawn their names from Filmfare Awards, where they were nominated for 'Best Original Story'. The withdrawal comes in protest against writer Jyoti Kapoor's claims of being one of the co-writers. Shantanu and Akshat said, "It's better to lose possible award...and hope self-respect stays in currency forever."
short by Disha Dhingra / 10:22 pm on 20 Mar
PewDiePie 1st YouTube channel to gain 90mn subscribers, T-Series 2nd
short by Daisy Mowke / on 19 Mar 2019,Tuesday
YouTuber Felix Kjellberg's channel PewDiePie has gained over 90 million subscribers, a first for any content creator on the platform. PewDiePie was followed by Indian record label T-Series, which became the second channel to amass 90 million subscribers. T-Series, the channel with second highest subscribers, had earlier managed to overtake PewDiePie briefly on three occasions.
short by Daisy Mowke / 10:55 pm on 19 Mar
I have a woman in me that makes me more of a man: Karan Johar
short by Rahel Philipose / on 20 Mar 2019,Wednesday
Addressing a social media user who asked whether he had a "gender malfunction", Karan Johar said, "I was born a man, I'm proud to be a man." "I have a woman in me that makes me more of a man," he added. Karan further said that while the online abuse he faces earlier upset him, he's now amused by it.
short by Rahel Philipose / 11:52 am on 20 Mar
It's different from my other Sikh roles: Akshay on 'Kesari'
short by Disha Dhingra / on 20 Mar 2019,Wednesday
Akshay Kumar, who portrays the role of a Sikh warrior in the upcoming film 'Kesari' has said the role is very different from all the other Sikh roles played by him. "Playing Havildar Ishar Singh [his character] wasn't challenging because the director was well prepared," he added. Akshay further said the only difficulty he faced was wearing the heavy turban.
short by Disha Dhingra / 06:00 pm on 20 Mar
Sanjay, Sonakshi, Parineeti join cast of Ajay Devgn's 'Bhuj'
short by Rahel Philipose / on 20 Mar 2019,Wednesday
Sanjay Dutt, Sonakshi Sinha and Parineeti Chopra have joined the cast of the upcoming film 'Bhuj: The Pride Of India', which will feature Ajay Devgn in the lead role. Telugu actor Rana Daggubati, as well as Punjabi singer-actor Ammy Virk, have also been roped in for the forthcoming film. The film will be set during the Indo-Pak war of 1971.
short by Rahel Philipose / 02:48 pm on 20 Mar
Indian cinema is on the brink of global recognition: Deepika
short by Rahel Philipose / on 20 Mar 2019,Wednesday
Actress Deepika Padukone has said that she believes Indian cinema is on the brink of global recognition. "If it hasn't happened already, I think there is a lot more to happen," the actress added. "I think in a way, we are responsible for shaping the way the film industry moves forward from here on," Deepika further said.
short by Rahel Philipose / 04:46 pm on 20 Mar
Dad will be back soon, he misses working in films: Ranbir
short by Rahel Philipose / on 20 Mar 2019,Wednesday
Speaking about his father and actor Rishi Kapoor who is currently undergoing medical treatment in the US, Ranbir Kapoor said, "He is missing his movies and he is missing working in films." "He's doing very well and he will be back very soon," Ranbir added. Rishi has been in New York for treatment of an undisclosed illness since September 2018.
short by Rahel Philipose / 12:47 pm on 20 Mar
No action by police: Model on FIR against Being Human CEO for assault
short by Rahel Philipose / on 20 Mar 2019,Wednesday
Model-actress Andria D'Souza has claimed the police has taken no action against Manish Mandhana, CEO of Salman Khan's clothing brand Being Human, after she filed an FIR against him for alleged physical assault. "I filed the complaint and submitted all my medical documents...I don't understand the reason for...delay," she said. Andria accused Manish of attacking her twice in 2017.
short by Rahel Philipose / 05:18 pm on 20 Mar
Salman approached to campaign for Congress in Madhya Pradesh
short by Rahel Philipose / on 20 Mar 2019,Wednesday
The Congress in Madhya Pradesh has approached actor Salman Khan to campaign for the party in the city of Indore. "We are almost certain the actor will campaign for us," the state's Congress Spokesperson Pankaj Chaturvedi said. Salman was born in Indore in 1965 and spent a part of his childhood in the city.
short by Rahel Philipose / 05:12 pm on 20 Mar
Suresh Oberoi to feature in son Vivek's PM Modi biopic
short by Rahel Philipose / on 20 Mar 2019,Wednesday
Actor Suresh Oberoi will feature in the upcoming biopic based on PM Narendra Modi, which will see his son Vivek Oberoi in the lead role. "Suresh Oberoi's character in the film is of a saint. It is a fictional character yet extremely important," the film's co-producer Sandip Ssingh revealed. The film is set to release on April 5.
short by Rahel Philipose / 02:42 pm on 20 Mar
Shahid's debut film 'Ishq Vishk' to get a sequel after 16 yrs
short by Disha Dhingra / on 19 Mar 2019,Tuesday
A sequel to the 2003 film 'Ishq Vishk' is in the works, producer Ramesh Taurani has confirmed. "The story is in scripting stage and could be about a teenage romance," he said. The director and the cast are yet to be decided, Ramesh added. The film starred actress Amrita Rao and marked the Bollywood debut of Shahid Kapoor.
short by Disha Dhingra / 11:25 pm on 19 Mar
Ranbir is male Madhuri when it comes to expressions: Kriti
short by Rahel Philipose / on 20 Mar 2019,Wednesday
Praising Ranbir Kapoor for his expressions while dancing in his films, Kriti Sanon said, "I felt like he is the male Madhuri Dixit when it comes to expressions." "[H]e's one person when he dances, he also dances from his face," the actress added. She further said that when Ranbir feels something, you can see it in his eyes.
short by Rahel Philipose / 05:15 pm on 20 Mar
My short film has nothing to do with #MeToo: Tanushree Dutta
short by Rahel Philipose / on 20 Mar 2019,Wednesday
Tanushree Dutta, who earlier announced she will be starring in an upcoming short film, has denied reports that suggested the film will be based on the #MeToo movement. "It's...motivational content where I've spoken from my own insight and journey into Bollywood to help newcomers...avoid exploitation," she said. "The film marks my entry into the motivational/inspirational genre," Tanushree added.
short by Rahel Philipose / 09:53 am on 20 Mar
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