• What was banned in India, recognised globally: Resul Pookutty

    IANS India Private Limited/Yahoo India News - Wed 27 Jan, 2016 2:16 PM IST

    New Delhi, Jan 27 (IANS) Resul Pookutty has scored two nominations at the Motion Picture Sound Editors' 63rd annual Golden Reel Awards this year for "Unfreedom" and "India's Daughter" - films which have been banned in India. The Oscar-winning sound designer says the recognition outside India tells that "we have to keep our mind open as artists". Directed by Raj Amit Kumar, the film was banned in India due to its bold scenes. More »What was banned in India, recognised globally: Resul Pookutty

  • Perception of transgenders changing in India: Sonu Nigam

    IANS India Private Limited/Yahoo India News - Wed 27 Jan, 2016 1:46 PM IST

    Mumbai, Jan 27 (IANS) Singer Sonu Nigam, who has collaborated with the transgender band named 6 Pack Band for a song, says that perception of Indian society towards the community is changing. "People are appreciating the song and this indicates that even society is ready. More »Perception of transgenders changing in India: Sonu Nigam

  • Raj Tarun made 'Seethamma Andalua' memorable: Arthana

    IANS India Private Limited/Yahoo India News - Wed 27 Jan, 2016 12:54 PM IST

    Chennai, Jan 27 (IANS) Actress Arthana Binu says her co-star Raj Tarun made working on forthcoming Telugu film "Seethamma Andalu Ramayya Sitralu", which releases in cinemas on Friday, an experience to remember for a long time. "Working with Raj was so much fun. Two best things to have happened to the debutante on this project are Raj Tarun and her role. More »Raj Tarun made 'Seethamma Andalua' memorable: Arthana

  • Bhumi Pednekar feels Bollywood's love for 'honest' talent

    IANS India Private Limited/Yahoo India News - Wed 27 Jan, 2016 12:24 PM IST

    New Delhi, Jan 27 (IANS) For fans of Hindi film "Dum Laga Ke Haisha", Bhumi Pednekar is etched in their memories as the smart plus-sized Sandhya. "Dum Laga Ke Haisha", in which she landed a role by chance, required Bhumi -- a casting assistant herself back then -- to gain over 20 kg. Asked if Bollywood favours women of a certain weight and size, Bhumi told IANS over phone from Mumbai: "I think today a lot of attention has gone from what you look like physically. More »Bhumi Pednekar feels Bollywood's love for 'honest' talent

  • 30,000 'follow' Kamal Haasan within 24 hours on Twitter

    IANS India Private Limited/Yahoo India News - Wed 27 Jan, 2016 9:58 AM IST

    Chennai, Jan 27 (IANS) As many as 30,000 people have "followed" actor-filmmaker Kamal Haasan on Twitter within 24 hours of him joining the micro-blogging site. More »30,000 'follow' Kamal Haasan within 24 hours on Twitter

  • When Elton John worked in a record shop

    IANS India Private Limited/Yahoo India News - Wed 27 Jan, 2016 8:02 AM IST

    London, June 27 (IANS) British singing legend Elton John didn't mind working behind the counter of a music store when he had begun his career because he loved being around everything to do with music. More »When Elton John worked in a record shop

  • Actor Abe Vigoda, known for 'Godfather' role, dies at age 94

    Reuters - Wed 27 Jan, 2016 1:30 AM IST

    Abe Vigoda, an American actor best known for roles in "The Godfather" and the 1970s sitcom "Barney Miller," died on Tuesday at the age of 94, after spending three decades jokingly refuting rumors of his demise. Vigoda's daughter, Carol Vigoda Fuchs, said her father died at her home in New Jersey. Vigoda was known for his role in "The Godfather" in 1972, playing mobster traitor Salvatore Tessio in his first credited movie role. More »Actor Abe Vigoda, known for 'Godfather' role, dies at age 94

  • Comedian Carol Burnett 'gobsmacked' at SAG lifetime award

    Reuters - Tue 26 Jan, 2016 11:01 PM IST

    She may already have won some of the biggest U.S. honors but beloved American comedian Carol Burnett says she was "gobsmacked" when told she would receive the Screen Actors Guild 2015 lifetime achievement award. Comedy duo Tina Fey and Amy Poehler will present Burnett with the honor on Saturday at the Screen Actors Guild annual award ceremony in Los Angeles. "To use my friend Julie Andrews' comment, this is very British, I was gobsmacked," Burnett said. More »Comedian Carol Burnett 'gobsmacked' at SAG lifetime award

  • Padma Shri an inspiration to make more good films: Panda

    IANS India Private Limited/Yahoo India News - Tue 26 Jan, 2016 1:54 PM IST

    Bhubaneswar, Jan 26 (IANS) National Award winning filmmaker Nila Madhab Panda of "I Am Kalam" fame, who has been chosen for the prestigious Padma Shri, said the honour will inspire him to work in the direction of making more films on the country's pertinent issues. The announcement that Panda will be conferred with the fourth highest civilian honour came on Monday. Reacting to it, Panda told IANS: "I am very happy that I will get the Padma Shri. More »Padma Shri an inspiration to make more good films: Panda

  • Gigs have revived 'almost dead indie scene'

    IANS India Private Limited/Yahoo India News - Tue 26 Jan, 2016 1:03 PM IST

    New Delhi, Jan 26 (IANS) The gig scene, which is becoming huge in India, has pumped up new life into the "almost dead" independent music scene, says Sudhanshu Pandey, an actor and a member of pop band A Band of Boys. The musical quartet, which also consists of Karan Oberoi, Chin2 Bhosle and Sherrin Varghese, hit the right chord with music lovers with numbers like "Meri neend", "Nain kataari" and "Gori" in the early 2000s. Content with the music scene in the country now, Sudhanshu told IANS in an interview: "I am honestly quite happy with the music scene nowadays, especially with the gig scene which is becoming so huge and a large number of people are patronising them. More »Gigs have revived 'almost dead indie scene'

  • Filled with pride, B-Town celebs wish Happy Republic Day

    IANS India Private Limited/Yahoo India News - Tue 26 Jan, 2016 12:26 PM IST

    Mumbai, Jan 26 (IANS) Bollywood celebrities Amitabh Bachchan, Rishi Kapoor, Akshay Kumar, and Anupam Kher among others on Tuesday wished their fans and friends a Happy Republic Day, hoping that there be progress and equality in the country in the years to come. More »Filled with pride, B-Town celebs wish Happy Republic Day

  • It was a struggle to make 'Saala Khadoos': Director

    IANS India Private Limited/Yahoo India News - Tue 26 Jan, 2016 12:20 PM IST

    Chennai, Jan 26 (IANS) Director Sudha Kongara Prasad, who spent nearly six years of her life on forthcoming Hindi-Tamil bilingual sports drama "Saala Khadoos", says she and her team went through "hell" to make the film. Hope came in the form of actor R. Madhavan, recalls the director. Madhavan was instrumental in bringing on board his "3 Idiots" filmmaker Rajkumar Hirani, who has produced the film in Hindi. More »It was a struggle to make 'Saala Khadoos': Director

  • 6 Basic Makeup Hacks That Will Change Every Girl's Life

    Bollywoodshaadis.com - Tue 26 Jan, 2016 12:10 PM IST

    A lot of people wonder about how to apply eye shadow. Flecks from the shadow can fall onto your face, making it impossible to remove without wiping off some of the foundation you just applied. By applying eye shadow first, if any falls onto your face, you can swipe it off very easily with a makeup remover. More »6 Basic Makeup Hacks That Will Change Every Girl's Life

  • Misconception that film industry is 'sone ki chidiya': Akshay Kumar

    IANS India Private Limited/Yahoo India News - Mon 25 Jan, 2016 10:50 PM IST

    Mumbai, Jan 25 (IANS) Superstar Akshay Kumar says it is a misconception that the film industry is considered very profitable and wealthy, but that it needs several hits to avoid its current losses. More »Misconception that film industry is 'sone ki chidiya': Akshay Kumar

  • Ian McKellen to host London bus tours for Shakespeare film season

    Reuters - Mon 25 Jan, 2016 10:00 PM IST

    Having tackled Shakespeare's works on stage and screen, Ian McKellen will host bus tours of locations used in his movie adaptation of "Richard III" as part of a film programme marking 400 years since the playwright's death. The 76-year-old McKellen, who has starred in numerous Shakespeare adaptations, will take fans to London's St Pancras station and Battersea power station, locations used in the 1995 film in which he played the tyrant king in a 1930s setting. The tours are part of the British Film Institute's "BFI Presents Shakespeare on Film" programme, which was launched by McKellen on Monday and will feature screenings of movie adaptations of The Bard's celebrated works. More »Ian McKellen to host London bus tours for Shakespeare film season

  • Sex symbol image doesn't last for long: Sharmila Tagore

    IANS India Private Limited/Yahoo India News - Mon 25 Jan, 2016 10:00 PM IST

    Kolkata, Jan 25 (IANS) Recalling the sensational bikini shoot in the 1960s for a magazine cover, veteran actress Sharmila Tagore on Monday said she did make an effort to change her image of a sex symbol for longevity. In the 1960s, her bikini shoot for a magazine cover, the first Indian actress to do so, created quite a stir. Tagore's husband, late Indian cricketing legend Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi's support put her doubts to rest. More »Sex symbol image doesn't last for long: Sharmila Tagore

  • Priyanka celebrates Padma Shri honour with mother in Montreal

    IANS India Private Limited/Yahoo India News - Mon 25 Jan, 2016 9:50 PM IST

    New Delhi, Jan 25 (IANS) Monday morning turned out to be exceptionally bright and beautiful for actress Priyanka Chopra in Montreal when she woke up to the news of the government naming her for the Padma Shri, India's fourth highest civilian honour. "What a fabulous January to begin my year with," Priyanka told IANS over phone from Montreal, where she has been living to fulfil her shooting commitments for American TV show "Quantico". "I'm a daughter of an Army man, and so the feeling to get this civilian award is extremely special," she added. More »Priyanka celebrates Padma Shri honour with mother in Montreal

  • Why blame cinema for violence, rape, asks Javed Akhtar

    IANS India Private Limited/Yahoo India News - Mon 25 Jan, 2016 9:38 PM IST

    Kolkata, Jan 25 (IANS) Veteran lyricist-scriptwriter Javed Akhtar on Monday came down heavily on the view that cinema spreads violence and criticised the trend of connecting incidences of rape to cinema. "This is a fallacy, an excuse to think that cinema is spreading violence. There is no sociological study or survey which says how cinema influences society," he stressed. More »Why blame cinema for violence, rape, asks Javed Akhtar

  • Padma Shri for 'desi girl' Priyanka Chopra

    IANS India Private Limited/Yahoo India News - Mon 25 Jan, 2016 7:22 PM IST

    New Delhi, Jan 25 (IANS) Bollywood actress and former Miss World Priyanka Chopra, who is making India proud on international shores, was on Monday named for the Padma Shri, the country's fourth highest civilian award. More »Padma Shri for 'desi girl' Priyanka Chopra

  • Designer Amit GT debuts in online space

    IANS India Private Limited/Yahoo India News - Mon 25 Jan, 2016 5:44 PM IST

    New Delhi, Jan 25 (IANS) Fashion designer Amit GT, whose creations have been worn by Hollywood stars Eva Longoria and Bollywood actress Deepika Padukone, has made his online debut through ecomerrce platform Exclusively.com. Talking about his decision to take the online route, Amit told IANS: "This is the only way forward. The collection of evening gowns is a confluence of baroque and oriental arts interspersed harmoniously for the evening wear pieces. More »Designer Amit GT debuts in online space

  • 'Airlift' mints Rs.44.30 crore on opening weekend

    IANS India Private Limited/Yahoo India News - Mon 25 Jan, 2016 3:42 PM IST

    Mumbai, Jan 25 (IANS) Actors Akshay Kumar and Nimrat Kaur-starrer "Airlift", which revolves around the evacuation of Indians from Kuwait during the 1990 Iraq-Kuwait war, earned over Rs.44 crore at the box office on its opening weekend. More »'Airlift' mints Rs.44.30 crore on opening weekend

  • Don't believe in star status: Sharmila Tagore

    IANS India Private Limited/Yahoo India News - Mon 25 Jan, 2016 3:42 PM IST

    Kolkata, Jan 25 (IANS) Movie veteran Sharmila Tagore describes herself as a "working actor", and says she doesn't believe in star status. Asked by audience members on whether her children, actors Saif and Soha, have picked up her advice on their careers, the multiple National Award winner said she had never exhibited her stardom at home. More »Don't believe in star status: Sharmila Tagore

  • I'm very emotionally attached to 'Neerja': Sonam Kapoor

    IANS India Private Limited/Yahoo India News - Mon 25 Jan, 2016 3:02 PM IST

    Mumbai, Jan 25 (IANS) Actress Sonam Kapoor says she is "emotionally attached" to her forthcoming film "Neerja", a biopic on Neerja Bhanot, a valiant flight attendant who saved a number of lives in a plane hijack incident. The Ram Madhvani-directorial features Sonam as Neerja, a Pan Am chief purser who was gunned down by terrorists when Flight 73 was hijacked to Karachi in 1986. Sonam, daughter of veteran actor Anil Kapoor, said she has a lot to achieve in her journey in filmdom. More »I'm very emotionally attached to 'Neerja': Sonam Kapoor

  • 'One Night Stand' to have moral lesson: Sunny Leone

    IANS India Private Limited/Yahoo India News - Mon 25 Jan, 2016 2:44 PM IST

    New Delhi, Jan 25 (IANS) Actress Sunny Leone, currently awaiting the release of her forthcoming sex comedy movie "Mastizaade", says her next two projects "One Night Stand" and "Beiimaan Love" have a moral lesson to impart. "The two movies that are coming out are more into 'If men can do something, why can't women?', 'As a woman if you fall, then you must get back up and rise'... In those ways, they are movies that have more of a moral lesson to learn from, I guess," Sunny told IANS. Sunny, who ventured into Bollywood in 2012 with "Jism 2", has mostly done films which are rated 'A', thereby suitable only for adult viewing. More »'One Night Stand' to have moral lesson: Sunny Leone

  • Myth that I only want best roles in films: Tabu

    IANS India Private Limited/Yahoo India News - Sun 24 Jan, 2016 11:00 PM IST

    Kolkata, Jan 24 (IANS) Actress Tabu says it is a "myth" that filmmakers feel she will not accept a role that is anything less than the best one. "So that's the myth they have about me," the "Chandni Bar" actress said here when asked on the roles that pass her by possibly because certain filmmakers feel she prefers intellectual characters. More »Myth that I only want best roles in films: Tabu

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