'Blackmail' director Abhinay Deo : Audience's response matters most

Irrfan Khan's 'Blackmail' has received positive word-of-mouth from industry veterans like Amitabh Bachchan and Anil Kapoor, but director Abhinay Deo says the audience's verdict is supreme. Actors Kirti Kulhari, Arunoday Singh, Anuja Sathe, Pradhuman Singh Mal and Gajraj Rao, along with Deo, attended a special screening of their film here. "It's a different type of film; we have tried doing something new even in a comedy film. We hope the audience enjoys watching the film as much we loved making it. 'Blackmail' is Irrfan's film, our film, get ready for an unusual ride," Deo said in a statement. He added, "We are getting an incredible response to the film currently. However, audience's respo

Taapsee Pannu is glad that people have finally started talking about pay disparity

Critically and commercially acclaimed actress Taapsee Pannu has always been outspoken about prevalent issues in Bollywood. Pay disparity in the entertainment industry is a common phenomenon which is not discussed as often out in the open. However, of late actors have become slightly more unabashed and developed courage to discuss this topic in open forums. Recently, while interacting with a media portal, Taapsee said that she is glad that people are finally coming out to discuss such things openly. She also revealed that pay disparity isn’t confined to just the entertainment industry but exists everywhere. Talking about her profession, she emphasised how she would love to get paid as much as

Prabhudheva: There is nothing that I can imagine without dance

Multi-talented Prabhudheva, who has made his mark as an actor, dancer, choreographer and filmmaker, turned 45 on Tuesday. He says dance is an extension of his personality and he cannot imagine life without it. "I think dance is my extension. There is nothing that I can imagine without dance. I see the visual first... I approach dance in a very raw way and then I am a bundle of emotions. It is a very pure thing that happens between my emotions and physical movements, and nothing comes in between." "Everything changes when I dance... I am a taskmaster there, I am the creator, I am high on dance, my expression, body language... I am like a fire," Prabhudheva told with his voice exuding the pa

Malavika Mohanan opens up about debuting with Ishaan Khatter in 'Beyond The Clouds'

Malavika Mohanan and Ishaan Khatter will be sharing the screen in Majid Majidi’s ‘Beyond The Clouds’. Despite being a talented actress in the Malayalam film industry, Malavika is somehow not getting the much-deserved attention for her film. Ishaan Khatter, on the other hand, has become the talk of the town as he left the audience extremely impressed by his looks and acting prowess which was witnessed in snippets of his debut movie’s trailer. When Malavika was asked about getting less attention as compared to Ishaan she reportedly said that since Ishaan has an identity of being Shahid Kapoor’s brother, it is obvious that he will get the attention. Emphasising on his family background and hi

Shreyas Talpade thanks Akshay Kumar for opening discussion on sanitary pads

Actor Shreyas Talpade, who was present to support a mission of providing 3,000 school girls with sanitary pads, thanked Bollywood star Akshay Kumar for opening up the discussion about menstrual hygiene through his film 'Pad Man'. Bharati Lavekar, an MLA here, on Monday announced her mission to provide sanitary pads to girls from 52 schools. Shreyas was present at the event to support the effort. Speaking about it,the actor said,"Thanks to films like 'Pad Man', today we are discussing this topic openly without any shame and embarrassment. Thanks to Akshay Kumar that we have that confidence in us because of the film and other initiatives taken around the country... I am very happy to be a p

Banita Sandhu hired Hindi tutor for 'October'

Indian British actress Banita Sandhu said she hired a Hindi tutor for her Bollywood debut film 'October'. She is now looking forward for the British audience to watch the "international film and a beautiful piece of art" helmed by Shoojit Sircar. How did she master the language barrier? Banita said in a statement, "The film was offered to me a year before it was shot. So I hired a Hindi tutor. I was learning the language along with my university classes. Learning a language like Hindi when you live in London and people around you speak in English, it is very hard to pick it up." The actress shared this problem with the director, who helped her improve her diction further by training her

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