Irrfan Khan: 'Jaane De' is a song that stays with you

The third song from the Irrfan Khan- Parvathy starrer 'Qarib Qarib Singlle' is out and it soulfully depicts the brewing romance between Yogi and Jaya. Titled 'Jaane De', the love song has been crooned by Atif Aslam, penned by Raj Shekhar and composed by Vishal Mishra. Talking about the song Irrfan said, "This is my favourite song as it has two of my favorite singers, one is Papon and other is Atif. It's a beautiful song and of the kind that stays with you and you hear it again and again." The actor added, "Sometimes there are lot of important things in life which you feel you are slipping, not able to fulfill; this song is about the same. Whether to hold on or let it go. It's a kind of song

Rohit Shetty continues his hit parade at the box office

Rohit Shetty (pic: Prathamesh Bandekar) Rohit Shetty is in a jolly good mood when we meet him at his Andheri office. He is jubilant that his latest offering, 'Golmaal Again', has struck gold at the box office. In fact, the fourth instalment of Bollywood's biggest comedy franchise has not only registered the highest opening weekend numbers of 2017 so far, but is also the fastest Rohit Shetty-Ajay Devgn film to cross the Rs100-crore mark. With this, Rohit has become the only B-Town director to have seven Rs 100 crore plus films and one ('Chennai Express') Rs 200 crore movie in his repertoire. Given that this film comes seven years after the last 'Golmaal', we asked Rohit what his biggest chall

Arbaaz Khan: 'Dabangg 3' shoot will start by middle of next year

National Award-winning filmmaker Arbaaz Khan, who produced the Salman Khan-starring, commercially successful 'Dabangg' series, says that he has started scripting the new sequel of the franchise that will go on the floor in the middle of 2018. "Yes, we have started scripting the film and I think we will start shooting 'Dabangg 3' by the middle of the next year," the actor-filmmaker told the media at the trailer launch of his upcoming film 'Tera Intezaar'. As Sunny Leone, who is the co-star in the film, was also present, Arbaaz, asked if he is planning to cast her to do an item number like 'Munni Badnaam', said: "Yes, why not? And why would she be a Munni, we can cast her for something dif

Kapil Sharma and the cast of 'Firangi' launch the trailer of the film

Firangi trailer: Kapil Sharma and the cast of 'Firangi' launch the trailer of the film The trailer of Kapil Sharma's most awaited film 'Firangi' was launched on Tuesday afternoon and it grabbed a lot of attention as the trailer of the comedy-drama which just dropped, looks like a really intriguing tale of the pre-Independence era. Also See: 'Firangi' trailer: The Kapil Sharma starrer is a fun take on India's pre-independence era Talking about the Kapil, director Rajiev Dhingra said, "Kapil is a disciplined actor." He further added, "I wanted to show the pre-independence era in a lighter way." The comedian-actor also opened up about his spat with his friend and colleague Sunil Grover th

'Golmaal Again' registers Bollywood’s highest opening weekend this year

Rohit Shetty with Johnny Lever, Kunal Kemmu, Tusshar and Shreyas Talpade at a Mumbai theater (pic: Tejas Kudtarkar) Diwali may be over, but celebrations are still on for team 'Golmaal Again'. And why not? The multi-starrer entertainer, helmed by Rohit Shetty, has emerged as Bollywood's highest opener of the year so far. The film, starring Ajay Devgn, Tabu, Parineeti Chopra, Tusshar, Arshad Warsi, Kunal Kemmu and Shreyas Talpade, has finally spread some cheer in the industry, which hasn't had a good run at the box office in 2017. The only other Indian film to rake in higher numbers this year was 'Bahubali 2: The Conclusion', which was released in four languages — Hindi, Tamil, Telugu and Ma

Anupam Kher: Will work as a team with FTII students

Veteran actor Anupam Kher, who was recently appointed as the new chairman of Film and Television Institute of India (FTII), said he is ready to work with the students and hear them before taking any steps. Kher said though it is too early for him to list his "to do things", he hopes to inspire the students by sharing his experience as an actor. "I don't want to carry the burden of being Anupam Kher. I will ask the students and work with them and may be come up with something," Kher told. "I think it's important to give them a vast knowledge of world cinema and inspire them. Sometimes you can inspire them by telling your own stories." The actor said his stories are not just about his triump

Deepika Padukone: 'Padmavati' was an exhausting experience

Bollywood actress Deepika Padukone said, though she feels fortunate to have portrayed a character like Padmavati, the filming was extremely exhausting for her. The actress was present at the book launch of Hema Malini's biography - 'Beyond The Dream Girl', written by Ram Kamal Mukherjee. During an interactive session with Hema, Deepika shared how time has changed. Acting in the magnum opus 'Padmavati' has transform her creative mind. She said, "Working in Padmavati was an exhausting experience. It takes quite a lot to work on a character for nine months constantly round the clock. Certain characters just don't leave your system." During the book launch, while Mukherjee was busy giving snea

Madhuri Dixit to make her Marathi debut

Bollywood dancing diva Madhuri Dixit is all set to make her debut in a Marathi film. The 50-year-old actor, whose career in Hindi films spans over three decades, is set to feature in a slice-of-life Marathi movie that revolves around the self-realisation journey of a woman with a dash of humour attached to its narrative style. Talking about the project, Madhuri said,"It is a story of every household yet it has a silver lining. It not only gives you hope and inspiration but also encourages you to live life in the true sense. The most fascinating factor for me to choose it is that it is going to carve a niche in everyone's heart." The yet-to-be-titled film will be directed by Tejas Prabha Vi

Anil Kapoor and Satish Kaushik act together after 15 years

Actors Anil Kapoor and Satish Kaushik, who have featured together in movies like 'Woh Saat Din', 'Mr India' and 'Deewana Mastana', have once again faced the camera for 'Fanney Khan'. They said their chemistry remains the same. "Shooting with pleasure with Anil Kapoor after 15 years as an actor. Chemistry remains the same. 'Woh Saat Din' to 'Fanney Khan'," Kaushik tweeted. Anil replied, "It's like not a day has passed. Energy and chemistry truly is the same! So happy to be working with you again Satish Kaushik." It's like not a day has passed! Energy & chemistry truly is the same! So happy to be working with you again!... — Anil Kapoor (@AnilKapoor) 1508245672000 Kaush

Irrfan Khan's 'The Song of Scorpions' lauded at India premiere

Filmmaker Anup Singh's much awaited 'The Song of Scorpions' received a thundering response at its India premiere. The film, featuring Irrfan Khan and Iranian actor Golshifteh Farahan, premiered at the ongoing MAMI 19th Mumbai Film Festival here last evening. According to an ancient myth, the sting of a scorpion in Rajasthan can cause death in less than 24 hours and its only cure is a song sung by a scorpion singer which counters the poison. Golshifteh plays a healer, learning the art of scorpion singing from her grandmother Zubaida, played by Waheeda Rehman, while Irrfan plays a trader who is smitten by Golshifteh. "In today's world, there is so much violence around us that people say, wit

Taapsee Pannu starts shooting for 'Mulk'

Actress Taapsee Pannu, who is currently enjoying the success of 'Judwaa 2', has now kick-started the shooting of filmmaker Anubhav Sinha's thriller film 'Mulk'. According to reports, Taapsee will play veteran actor Rishi Kapoor's daughter-in-law in the film and will be seen as a lawyer. "After a short break of doing a light-hearted film, I am back to doing a movie which will trigger debate and touch hearts," Taapsee said in a statement. "It's a social thriller and I am so looking forward to sharing screen space with few of the best actors we have in the industry. It's a beautiful ensemble and films like these really help me grow as an actor," she added. Taapsee shared a photograph from

Ranveer Singh to start work on Rohit Shetty's action film next year

Director Rohit Shetty said he will start filming his hardcore action-drama featuring Ranveer Singh by the middle of next year. This is the first time the director-actor duo have teamed up, and Rohit said Ranveer is enthusiastic to work with him. In an interview with , Rohit said, "I will start the film next year in May or June. It is a hardcore action film. It is a space which Ranveer has not explored and he wanted to do this with me. People will love that also. I don't think it will be difficult to present him in this space (action)." The 'Singham' director said his team is currently working on the final draft of the script. Rohit also had plans to remake Anil Kapoor-Jackie Shroff's 1

Amitabh Bachchan: 75 and 'not out' of filmdom

Age is just a number for Amitabh Bachchan, who turns 75 on Wednesday. His work diary is already spilling into 2019, but he remains firmly "not out", continuing a glorious journey that has lasted over four decades. In an industry where roles are seldom written for veteran actors, Bachchan is experimenting with looks, characters and themes with an enthusiasm and passion of a newcomer. "When he comes on the set, he is always in character. I never feel like I'm directing Mr Amitabh Bachchan. I feel I am directing the character," Umesh Shukla, who is working with the "living legend" in '102 Not Out'. "When he steps out of his vanity van, he comes out in the type of mood that is required for a

Varun Dhawan: I am not working to be better than someone else

Varun Dhawan is happy that his latest release 'Judwaa 2' has done significantly well at the box office but the actor said he is not a part of any rat race and his only aim is to entertain people. The 30-year-old actor, who has had a great run at the ticket window since his first film 'Student of the Year', said he is not working to outshine anyone else in the film industry. "After 'Judwaa 2', trade feels your are a bit ahead in the race right now... There is no race. There is 'Race 3' which Remo D'Souza is directing with Salman Khan while will be very cool but there is no race between any of us. If there is a race, then what is the finish line? How is there ever a finish line?" "As artiste

Sushant Singh Rajput and Jacqueline Fernandez start shooting for 'Drive'

Actors Sushant Singh Rajput and Jacqueline Fernandezhave started shooting for their next film 'Drive'. Jacqueline shared a few small videos on Instagram on Saturday night. The film's team is seen having a fun time. The 'Judwaa 2' actress in the video is heard saying: "And the shooting has begun." In another video, Sushant is seen asking about his lines in the film, and Jacqueline tells the actor "you cannot sue me... Instagram is free". To which, Sushant jokingly replies: "I can sue you". 'Drive' is being directed by Tarun Mansukhani, who made his directorial debut in 2008 with the film 'Dostana'. The film is slated for release on March 2, 2018. It is being produced by Hiroo Johar

A love story for the millennial couples

It's not everyday that you watch a love story you can relate to. However, the trailer of Kalki Koechlin and Sumeet Vyas' 'Ribbon' promises to make you exclaim, 'Hey! That seems like us!' The film, written and directed by debutante Rakhee Sandilya, is all about sticking together through life's knotty turns and loose ends. The promo, highlighting the key aspects of a funny, poignant and painfully relatable love story, has got the thumbs up on social media. Marketed and syndicated by Shiladitya Bora, the dramedy is set in Mumbai and follows the life of a madly-in-love couple, who deals with an unplanned pregnancy and the havoc that ensues. The movie has been produced by Prakash Mondal and S

Akshay Kumar salutes 'cleaning soldiers' of India

Actor Akshay Kumar has acknowledge the hard work of the sweepers, garbage and sewer cleaners among many others and has called them the country's "cleaning soldiers". Akshay on Thursday shared a minute-long video on Twitter. "Salute to these dedicated yet unequipped soldiers," a line in the video read. A job well done which we usually forget to acknowledge..serving the country in their own way,my salute to these 'Cl... — Akshay Kumar (@akshaykumar) 1507179039000 The 'Toilet: Ek Prem Katha' actor captioned the video, "A job well done which we usually forget to acknowledge..serving the country in their own way, my salute to these 'Cleaning Soldiers Of India'." Akshay wil

Juhi Chawla's next film an emotional, sweet family entertainer

Actress Juhi Chawla, last seen on the screen in 'Chalk n Duster', said her next movie is an emotional and sweet family entertainer. "I will start shooting for a film in December. It's a very interesting and beautiful script. I can't divulge much details about it as of now because the production house of that film will make official announcement about it. But it's going to be a lovely film and I can guarantee this to my audience," Juhi said. "This film has emotions and sweetness. It's a family entertainer, yet it's such a different subject. The film has a really good star cast as well, but people have to wait for an official announcement of the film from producers," she added. The actress spo

Tamannaah Bhatia, Sunny Pawar to star in movie on 'Beti Padhao Beti Bachao' campaign

Actress Tamannaah Bhatia will team up with eight-year-old child-actor Sunny Pawar for a film inspired by the 'Beti Padhao Beti Bachao' campaign, titled 'A B C'. The script of the film will revolve around the importance of awareness and education for the girl child. Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis' wife Amruta Fadnavis will be contributing to the musical score and voice of Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be used in the form of a guiding force to the on-screen characters in the film. Ramkumar Shendge will be directing the film. Other leading celebrities who will be supporting the campaign through special appearances include Chiranjeevi, Suniel Shetty, Sri Sri Ravi Shanka

Saif Ali Khan: I have witnessed huge changes in filmmaking

Time and technology have not only changed the techniques of filmmaking but have also made giving the "first take" a more comfortable affair for actor Saif Ali Khan, who will next year clock 25 years in the industry -- since his 1993 debut with the film 'Parampara'. Talking about the evolution that has come about due to technology, the National Award-winning Saif said, "India is like a different country now. I have witnessed some huge changes in terms of filmmaking techniques (in the last couple of decades). Digital (technology) has changed a lot of things. Things are done a lot faster now... In a way, that's good. "I have stopped worrying about my first take though, because it's so easy to

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