Monday, 23 October, 2017

Bollywood News

No need for apology: Salman tells Mahesh Bhatt

Mumbai, Jan 11 (IANS) Alia Bhatt has been under fire for performing at the Saifai Mahotsav, following which her father Mahesh Bhatt issued an apology. However, superstar Salman Khan, who was also amongst the performers, says the filmmaker needn’t be apologetic about his daughter’s “upbringing”. Mahesh Bhatt had apologised for letting Alia perform at the Saifai Mahotsav organised by Samajwadi ... Read More »

It’s brave to make a film like ‘Miss Lovely’: Niharika Singh

Mumbai, Jan 11 (IANS) Actress Niharika Singh, who will be seen in forthcoming film “Miss Lovely”, set in the lower depths of Mumbai’s C-grade film industry, says it’s “brave” of director Ashim Ahluwalia to make such a movie. The film revolves around the destructive relationship between two brothers, played by Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Anil George, who make sleazy, C-grade films ... Read More »

Akhilesh Yadav slammed for lavish festival as thousands shiver in camps

NEW DELHI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Activists and journalists have criticised Akhilesh Yadav, chief minister of Uttar Pradesh for holding a lavish cultural festival which included performances by Bollywood stars as thousands of people displaced by communal riots languish in close to freezing temperatures in relief camps. The media, advocacy groups and ordinary Indians on social media sites have accused ... Read More »

Akhilesh accuses media of ‘negative reporting’, seek apology

Lucknow, Jan.10, (ANI): Demanding an apology from the media, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Friday defended the state government funded Saifai Mahotsava and said questions regarding the event should be directed to him. Addressing a press conference, Akhilesh said the Saifai Mahotsav is organized as a part of the state government’s policy to boost tourism. I am the ... Read More »

Aligarh group to boycott Saman Khan

Aligarh, Jan 10 (IANS) A youth group here has decided to boycott Bollywood star Salman Khan’s forthcoming movie “Jai Ho” for taking part in a musical extravaganza in Saifai in Uttar Pradesh. Members of the Youth Initiative for Peace and Harmony (YIPH) condemned both Salman and Madhuri Dixit for participating in the “Saifai Mahotsav”, held in the village of Samajwadi ... Read More »

I have become laid-back, work less: SRK

But superstar Shah Rukh Khan says now he doesn’t work as much and feels inspired with others’ good work. Shah Rukh, who had only one release last year, superhit “Chennai Express”, featured in just one movie in 2012 – late filmmaker Yash Chopra’s last directorial venture “Jab Tak Hai Jaan”. Currently he is shooting for Farah Khan’s “Hapyy New Year”. ... Read More »

We had the arrogance of clarity, say Salim-Javed

Mumbai, Jan 10 (IANS) Salim-Javed, one of the most celebrated scriptwriters of the 1970s and 1980s, were seen as arrogant during their prime and the two feel that “every person who knows his job” is arrogant. In a candid conversation with CNN-IBN Entertainment editor Rajeev Masand, the legends talked about their style of working among other topics. Asked why people ... Read More »

Kashmir not troubled zone, it’s a goldmine: Mahesh Bhatt

New Delhi, Jan 10 (IANS) Filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt Friday described Kashmir as “a goldmine and a treasure” and said that it is time to clear the misconception that the Valley is a troubled zone. Kashmir was once Bollywood’s favourite shooting destination and the industry needs to return to the Valley, said Bhatt, actress Deepti Naval and Kashmir tourism director Talat ... Read More »

Wherever Bollywood goes, tourism follows: Mahesh Bhatt

New Delhi, Jan 10 (IANS) A bhelpuri seller’s business on Juhu beach in Mumbai picked up after a song from Rajesh Khanna-starrer “Anand”, shot on the beach, came out, said Mahesh Bhatt Friday, pointing out the power of cinema that boosts tourism on the home turf as well as offshore. I remember talking to a bhelpuri seller near Juhu beach, ... Read More »