• Salman started gym culture in India: Arbaaz Khan

    IANS India Private Limited/Yahoo India News - Tue 25 Aug, 2015 12:14 AM IST

    Mumbai, Aug 25 (IANS) Actor-producer Arbaaz Khan claims that his brother Salman Khan is the person behind the trend of gyms and fitness gaining prominence in the country. "Salman is the one who actually started the gym culture in this country. If you see earlier people did exercise, there were 'akhadas' and other gyms but nothing that was state-of-the-art. More »Salman started gym culture in India: Arbaaz Khan

  • Salman gave Athiya Shetty guidelines to succeed

    IANS India Private Limited/Yahoo India News - Mon 24 Aug, 2015 11:32 PM IST

    Mumbai, Aug 24 (IANS) Superstar Salman Khan, who is launching Athiya Shetty in his home production "Hero", prepared her for the challenge by giving her three important rules to succeed in the film industry. "Salman sir has always told me three things: Be humble. Considering Athiya's young age of 22 years, one would also expect father Sunil Shetty to give her lectures on how to do well in life. More »Salman gave Athiya Shetty guidelines to succeed

  • Fitness a religion for Malaika Arora Khan

    IANS India Private Limited/Yahoo India News - Mon 24 Aug, 2015 9:36 PM IST

    Mumbai, Aug 24 (IANS) Actress Malaika Arora Khan, who has always maintained her slim frame over the years, considers fitness not only a crucial part of her life but a "religion". "For me, fitness is a religion. It's not just about going to the gym and picking up some weight and all that for me," said Malaika at the launch of a new centre of Transcend Fitness Club where she was present along with her husband Arbaaz Khan. More »Fitness a religion for Malaika Arora Khan

  • Arjun Rampal, Ileana to walk for Jabong at LFW

    IANS India Private Limited/Yahoo India News - Mon 24 Aug, 2015 7:18 PM IST

    Mumbai, Aug 24 (IANS) Model-turned-actor Arjun Rampal and actress Ileana D'cruz are set to walk the ramp for online fashion portal Jabong, which has announced the launch of European footwear brand Bugatti and in-house designer label Sangria, at the upcoming Lakme Fashion Week (LFW) winter-festive 2015 here. Arjun will launch Bugatti on the LFW runway on Saturday while Ileana will walk for Sangria on Sunday. More »Arjun Rampal, Ileana to walk for Jabong at LFW

  • I should be criticized if my film doesn't work: Ranbir

    IANS India Private Limited/Yahoo India News - Mon 24 Aug, 2015 7:16 PM IST

    Mumbai, Aug 24 (IANS) Ranbir Kapoor, who gave two duds "Roy" and "Bombay Velvet" back-to-back this year, says actors deserve to be criticized if the movies don't work at the box office. "In my humble opinion, I am the best player in the industry. More »I should be criticized if my film doesn't work: Ranbir

  • I'm a decent football player: Ranbir

    IANS India Private Limited/Yahoo India News - Mon 24 Aug, 2015 7:14 PM IST

    Mumbai, Aug 24 (IANS) Actor Ranbir Kapoor, also co-owner of Mumbai City FC,likes to believe that he can play football well. More »I'm a decent football player: Ranbir

  • Emraan 'thanks' all for 'Tigers' response

    IANS India Private Limited/Yahoo India News - Mon 24 Aug, 2015 6:10 PM IST

    Mumbai, Aug 24 (IANS) Actor Emraan Hashmi, who has made his international debut with the film "Tigers", is feeling overwhelmed by the response to the film and has "thanked" his fans for supporting him. Directed by Danis Tanovic "Tigers", the film was screened at the London Indian Film Festival last month. Emraan shared on micro-blogging website Twitter that he would keep everyone posted on the exact release date in India. More »Emraan 'thanks' all for 'Tigers' response

  • Don't bring ego into equation: Nachiket Barve to aspiring designers

    IANS India Private Limited/Yahoo India News - Mon 24 Aug, 2015 5:24 PM IST

    New Delhi, Aug 24 (IANS) His brand has successfully completed six years in the industry and he has done costume designing for stalwarts like Amitabh Bachchan and Jaya Bachchan. Designer Nachiket Barve says being in the industry has made him learn many things and one of them is to acknowledge the feedback of people without bringing ego in between, and this is what he suggests to budding designers. Also, sometimes listen to the feedback of the people as you can't bring ego into the equation," Barve told IANS from Mumbai on phone. More »Don't bring ego into equation: Nachiket Barve to aspiring designers

  • Waiting for something as exciting as 'Thuppakki': Vidyut

    IANS India Private Limited/Yahoo India News - Mon 24 Aug, 2015 12:50 PM IST

    Chennai, Aug 24 (IANS) Actor Vidyut Jamwal, who proved his mettle in Tamil films such as "Billa 2" and "Anjaan", says he's waiting for an opportunity to essay a role as powerful as the one he played in A.R Murugadoss-directed "Thuppakki". The reason I did 'Anjaan' was because I really liked my role and the film had good content," Vidyut told IANS. In "Thuppakki", Vidyut played a menacing leader of a sleeper cell group, and his role was lauded by critics and fans alike. More »Waiting for something as exciting as 'Thuppakki': Vidyut

  • Young Manipuri filmmaker attempts to popularise his state

    IANS India Private Limited/Yahoo India News - Mon 24 Aug, 2015 11:50 AM IST

    New Delhi, Aug 24 (IANS) Where is Manipur located? It's a question often thrown at Manipuris by other citizens of India. In a bid to make the northeastern state popular, Wanglen Khundongbam, who has studied in Bangkok and London, chose to go back to his roots and make films. More »Young Manipuri filmmaker attempts to popularise his state

  • Salim-Sulaiman's new song dedicated to Peshawar massacre

    IANS India Private Limited/Yahoo India News - Mon 24 Aug, 2015 11:36 AM IST

    Mumbai, Aug 24 (IANS) The December 2014 Peshawar massacre that claimed the lives of 151 people, including 141 children, left a horrifying mark across the globe. Such was the impact of the incident on Bollywood composers Salim-Sulaiman that they have dedicated a new song called "Khalipan" to the memory of the victims. "Our song Khalipan was composed after the 16 December 2014 incident, when 132 kids (sic) were killed in a school in Peshawar," said Salim. More »Salim-Sulaiman's new song dedicated to Peshawar massacre

  • British Muslim drag queen braves backlash to inspire gay community

    Reuters - Mon 24 Aug, 2015 10:45 AM IST

    By Kieran Guilbert LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Death threats are nothing new for Asif Quaraishi, but the gay Muslim hopes that a documentary about Muslim drag queens will encourage gay British Asians to come out of the closet rather than provoke a backlash against Britain's "hidden" community. The film "Muslim Drag Queens" follows the lives of Quaraishi and two other performers and explores the clandestine nature of Britain's gay Asian - or "Gaysian" - community. More »British Muslim drag queen braves backlash to inspire gay community

  • Ashley Madison hack sends shivers through hook-up, porn sites

    Reuters - Mon 24 Aug, 2015 10:43 AM IST

    By Josephine Mason TORONTO (Reuters) - Larry Flynt, a defender of free speech and sexual freedom if there ever was one, has this advice for anyone worried by the hack of infidelity site Ashley Madison: Muzzle yourself. It might be too late for many people who, lured by a supposed cloak of digital anonymity, have shared their innermost wishes, fetishes and fantasies on hook-up and porn sites. In exposing the Ashley Madison accounts of as many as 37 million users, hackers released a cache of potentially embarrassing and damaging data. More »Ashley Madison hack sends shivers through hook-up, porn sites

  • Comedian Tracy Morgan weds 14 months after surviving car wreck

    Reuters - Mon 24 Aug, 2015 10:24 AM IST

    Tracy Morgan, a star of comedy series "30 Rock" and cast member of "Saturday Night Live", married his long-time fiancee on Sunday, 14 months after suffering life-threatening injuries in a deadly car wreck, People magazine reported on its web site. Morgan, 46, sustained a brain injury and broken bones when a Walmart tractor-trailer hit his limousine on the New Jersey Turnpike as he returned from a gig in Atlantic City in June last year. The comedian's wedding to Megan Wollover on Sunday night was attended by close friends and family, the couple's 2-year-old daughter, Maven. More »Comedian Tracy Morgan weds 14 months after surviving car wreck

  • Rain puts damper on New Hampshire topless beach protest

    Reuters - Mon 24 Aug, 2015 8:50 AM IST

    By Ted Siefer HAMPTON, N.H. (Reuters) - Rainy weather put a damper on a plan for hundreds of women to shed their tops at a popular New Hampshire beach on Sunday in a statement for gender equality, with only two or three dozen showing up. More than 1,300 people had indicated they would attend the event at Hampton Beach. The gathering was inspired by “Free the Nipple,” a 2014 documentary and a national movement that, in the words of its proponents, seeks to “stand against female oppression and censorship.” The Hampton Beach gathering coincided with "Go Topless Day," which is loosely observed in the United States and other countries. More »Rain puts damper on New Hampshire topless beach protest

  • Boston police thwart possible shooting at Pokemon game competition

    Reuters - Mon 24 Aug, 2015 8:46 AM IST

    Two men linked to violent threats directed over social media at people attending the Pokemon Wold Championships in Boston were arrested last week on suspicion of illegally possessing an AR-15 rifle, shotgun, and hundreds of bullets, police said on Sunday. The men, 18-year-old Kevin Norton and 27-year-old James Stumbo, were stopped as they tried to enter the event on Thursday at Boston's Hynes Convention Center, the Boston Police Department said. Detectives learned they had toted a 12-gauge shotgun, an AR-15 rifle, several hundred rounds of ammunition, and a hunting knife in their car from Iowa, Boston police said in a statement. More »Boston police thwart possible shooting at Pokemon game competition

  • Have to pay a price for honesty in filmdom, says Shweta Tripathi

    IANS India Private Limited/Yahoo India News - Sun 23 Aug, 2015 5:32 PM IST

    New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) Actresses usually prefer to keep their age a secret, but "Masaan" actress Shweta Tripathi, who looks younger than her 30 years, says being honest about one's age in the film industry, can have repercussions -- like when she lost out on a few projects. "Directors have been like 'Oh Shweta, you are perfect for the role'. Shweta believes that people should be given roles on the basis of their performance. More »Have to pay a price for honesty in filmdom, says Shweta Tripathi

  • Eat healthy and properly: Alia's fitness mantra

    IANS India Private Limited/Yahoo India News - Sun 23 Aug, 2015 3:50 PM IST

    Mumbai, Aug 23 (IANS) The young and petite Alia Bhatt, who has flaunted her well-toned figure in a bikini in her upcoming movie "Shaandaar", says she ensures she eats properly. More »Eat healthy and properly: Alia's fitness mantra

  • Jewish musician faces down controversy with reggae set in Spain

    Reuters - Sun 23 Aug, 2015 8:57 AM IST

    An American Jewish musician who was controversially barred from a reggae festival in Spain before being invited back to play performed to catcalls from some pro-Palestinian protesters on Sunday, though the concert passed off peacefully after a tense build-up. Matisyahu, who fuses reggae, hip-hop and rock with Jewish influences in his songs, was uninvited from the Rototom Sunsplash festival last week when he failed to reply to a demand to clarify his position on Palestinian statehood. Amid a packed audience at the event in Benicassim, near Valencia in eastern Spain, dozens of people whistled in disapproval as Matisyahu took to the stage in the early hours of Sunday, with some waving Palestinian flags and chanting "out, out". More »Jewish musician faces down controversy with reggae set in Spain

  • Katrina is hot: Alia Bhatt

    IANS India Private Limited/Yahoo India News - Sat 22 Aug, 2015 11:18 PM IST

    Mumbai, Aug 22 (IANS) "Shaandaar" actress Alia Bhatt says that she hopes to emulate sultry actress Katrina Kaif's balance of being hot, different and fit at the same time. "Regarding Katrina, you see all her songs whether it is 'Chikni Chameli', 'Sheila Ki Jawaani' or 'Dhoom', she looks different in each song. More »Katrina is hot: Alia Bhatt

  • Tulsidas Gifted The World Ramayana

    Astroyogi - Sat 22 Aug, 2015 7:12 PM IST

    Tulsidas, popularly known as Goswami Tulsidas was a great Indian saint, poet and a reformer. Many consider him to be the reincarnation of Valmiki who had penned Ramayana in its original Sanskrit form. Tulsidas Jayanti is celebrated in the auspicious month of Shravan. More »Tulsidas Gifted The World Ramayana

  • Nawazuddin wants 'Manjhi...' to be known as symbol of love

    IANS India Private Limited/Yahoo India News - Sat 22 Aug, 2015 6:12 PM IST

    Mumbai, Aug 22 (IANS) Actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui, who plays the lead role in Ketan Mehta's "Manjhi - The Mountain Man", wants the symbolic mountain in Gehlaur to be considered a "symbol of love" similar to what Taj Mahal is known to the world today. "When people go to Gehlaur and see the mountain, a comparison comes to their mind that there is a Taj Mahal and then there is this mountain. The dedication and passion was more when Manjhi had made the monument. More »Nawazuddin wants 'Manjhi...' to be known as symbol of love

  • Down syndrome teens in Rhode Island crowdfund zombie movie dream

    Reuters - Sat 22 Aug, 2015 4:49 PM IST

    By John Larrabee PROVIDENCE, R.I. (Reuters) - Like many U.S. teens, Sam Suchman and Mattie Zufelt are fans of horror movies, which inspired them to begin work on a 30-minute action thriller they are due to finish shooting in the coming days. The 19-year-old friends and creators of "Sam & Mattie's Teen Zombie Movie" decided not to let another trait they share - Down syndrome, a genetic disorder associated with intellectual disabilities - stand in the way of their ambitions. The project began taking off after they shared their ideas with Suchman's older brother, Jesse. More »Down syndrome teens in Rhode Island crowdfund zombie movie dream

  • Nothing official: Sidharth on 'Bang Bang!' sequel

    IANS India Private Limited/Yahoo India News - Sat 22 Aug, 2015 3:20 PM IST

    New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) Sidharth Malhotra has reportedly replaced Hrithik Roshan in the "Bang Bang!" sequel, but the "Brothers" actor says "so far there is no such official news". Asked if he will star with Jacqueline Fernandez in the sequel to the 2014 action thriller "Bang Bang!", Sidharth told IANS: "So far there is no such official news. More »Nothing official: Sidharth on 'Bang Bang!' sequel

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