R-Day 2020: What it means to TV actors(13:22) Mumbai, Jan 26 (IANS) Telly actors like Jasmin Bhasin, Meera Deosthale and Paritosh Tripathi say the Republic Day, being celebrated by the nation on Sunday, holds a special place in their hearts.
Kashmir finds a new narrative in Bollywood(13:16) By Sugandha Rawal New Delhi, Jan 26 (IANS) In a couple of weeks, filmmaker Vidhu Vinod Chopras "Shikara" will bring to the big screen the story of exodus of Kashmiri Pandits from the Kashmir Valley. This aspect of Kashmirs history has never normally received Bollywoods attention, which has so far explored Kashmir only as a gorgeous backdrop for filming songs or, since around early nineties, as script material to make films about Islamic terror and cross-border violence.
'India On Film': Rare slices of an India bygone (IANS Review; Rating: ***)(09:40) By Vinayak Chakravorty Early in this documentary, you get to see a restored black-and-white footage of a 1906 film titled "A Native Street In India". The silent clip, of a few seconds, is remarkable for the way it reveals a slice of India bygone, and also for its very economical use of cinematic technique to bring alive the frenzy of an Indian marketplace.
Where did the comedians go! (Column: B-Town)(09:18) By Vinod Mirani The term comedian carried as much weight as the phrase hero in Hindi films. Almost no films, especially a family drama or even a romantic film, was complete without a healthy dose of comedy. Often, the comedy track had little to do with the main narrative and, if at all, a thin connection was devised to keep it relevant to the story.
Jassi Gill: Musical success led to Bollywood innings(08:16) By Durga Chakravarty New Delhi, Jan 26 (IANS) Known for belting out foot-tapping Punjabi hits like "Nikle currant", "Attt Karti" and "Lamborghini" (which features in the Bollywood film "Jai Mummy Di"), singer-actor Jassi Gill has attributed his entry into Bollywood to his flourishing music career.
Kangana, Ekta, Karan Johar, among BTown Padma Shri recipients(00:38) By Arundhuti Banerjee Mumbai, Jan 26 (IANS) Bollywood actress Kangana Ranaut, filmmaker Karan Johar and producer Ekta Kapoor have been honoured with the Padma Shri for their contribution in the field of performing arts. The Padma awards were announced by Government of India on the eve of Republic Day on Saturday.
Karanvir: 'The Forgotten Army' could have been my debut role(20:41) Mumbai, Jan 25 (IANS) Actor Karanvir Malhotra, who plays a pivotal role in Kabir Khans web series "The Forgotten Army" says that he shot for the show even before he faced the camera for his other series, "Selection Day", which released last year, so technically Khans series could have been his screen debut.
Shah Rukh's Instagram video hints at new film?(20:22) Mumbai, Jan 25 (IANS) Shah Rukh Khan has teased his fans with a new video on Instagram, which has left them confused! The superstar posted the video to celebrate three years of his film "Raees", which released on January 25, 2017, but fans are assuming that the actor might be hinting at a new film!
Bigg Boss 13: Salman opens gates for Sidharth, Asim to settle scores(19:50) Mumbai, Jan 25 (IANS) "Bigg Boss 13" host, superstar Salman Khan, is fed up with the usual "tu baahar milna (You meet me outside)" threats of contestants. He finally opens gates of the "Bigg Boss" house and asked contestants Sidharth Shukla and Asim Riaz to step outside and settle scores once and for all.
Bigg Boss 13: Aarti irked on being called Sid's 'fixed deposit'(19:20) Mumbai, Jan 25 (IANS) "Bigg Boss 13" contestant, actress Aarti Singh, broke down when she was called "Sidharth Shuklas fixed deposit" by housemates. The term has started a new debate around the liberal use of derogatory terms in the controversial reality show.
Mahesh Babu is Tollywood's 'Twitter Star'(19:07) Mumbai, Jan 25 (IANS) Telugu superstar Mahesh Babu has been named Tollywood's 'Twitter Star', and the actor says he is grateful for the constant love and appreciation from his fans.
Saif on 'Tanhaji' role: Going down as one of my best(19:07) Mumbai, Jan 25 (IANS) Actor Saif Ali Khan is over the moon, what with his latest release "Tanhaji: The Unsung Warrior" entering the Rs 200 crore club at the box-office. He says that the role will go down as one of his best ever.
Amazon Prime concert creates Guiness record(17:08) Mumbai, Jan 25 (IANS) A live musical extravaganza saw 1,000 singers and instrumentalist coming together to perform for the album of Kabir Khans web series "The Forgotten Army: Azaadi Ke Liye" on Friday night. The feat has attained the performers a spot in the Guinness Book of Records.