Lack of creative inputs turns Saif into producer
No scripts, lack of vision and the tendency of filmmakers to resist change have forced versatile actor Saif Ali Khan to turn producer. He says Yash Raj Films has set standards that he would like other production houses to equal.
Bengal dances to Aneek's victory tune
Bengalis started celebrating their Durga Puja festival three days ahead with the victory of local boy Aneek Dhar in Zee TV'S popular talent hunt show 'Sa Re Ga Ma Pa'
Embarrassed Sonam, Ranbir say they are not big stars
Two young actors making a debut next month with Saawariya have been put in an embarrassing situation: a tabloid story says Sonam Kapoor threw a tantrum at a promotional TV programme while Ranbir Kapoor has been called a gay icon in another report.
'Bhool Bhulaiyaa' is insufferable mumbo-jumbo (Review)
Film: Bhool Bhulaiyaa ; Cast: Akshay Kumar, Vidya Balan, Shiney Ahuja, Amisha Patel, Paresh Rawal, Rajpal Yadav; Director: Priyadarshan; Rating: *
Bengal's Aneek Dhar wins 'Sa Re Ga Ma Pa'
West Bengal's singing sensation Aneek Dhar emerged the winner of Zee TV'S popular talent hunt show Sa Re Ga Ma Pa, beating Raj Hasan of Rajasthan and Amanat Ali from Pakistan at a star-studded event here.
Now Everest to become king of showbiz
when Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay Sherpa became the first men to summit the highest mountain in the world, Mt. Everest was considered the ultimate challenge in adventure and human endurance. But with increasing leaps in technology and human imagination, the king of mountains is now poised for a makeover - as the king of showbiz!
Director Farhan's acting career looks up
It looks like Farhan Akhtar is taking his role as an actor very seriously. After playing the lead in The Fakir Of Venice, he will also be seen in his sister's directorial debut Luck By Chance opposite Tabu.
Diya brushed up acting skills at New York University
Diya Mirza's performance in Shootout At Lokhandwala as a deglamourised, no-nonsense news reporter fetched her rave reviews. To further improve her acting skills, the actress pursued a course in cinema in New York.
I'm too good-looking to be a politician: Shah Rukh
Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan says he is not cut out for politics and he is too materialistic and too good-looking to play the role.
Malayalam filmgoers cheer three superstar releases
Superstars Mammootty, Mohanlal and Suresh Gopi had Nazarani, Paradeshi and Black cat respectively releasing the same day, much to the delight of their numerous fans.
Keep films short to draw global audiences: Shah Rukh
Shah Rukh Khan, who has walked the long road from potboilers like Baazigar to the iconic Chak De! India, Saturday said Indian films should be shorter and crisper to draw international audiences.
'Laaga Chunari...' tugs at your heartstrings(Review)
Film: Laaga Chunari Mein Daag: Journey Of A Woman; Cast: Jaya Bachchan, Rani Mukherjee, Konkona Sen Sharma, Anupam Kher, Abhishek Bachchan, Kunal Kapoor; Director: Pradeep Sarkar; Rating: ****
Pamela insists she is not pregnant
Pamela Anderson, a newlywed of less than a week, is shooting down rumours that she is pregnant with husband Rick Salomon's child.
Federline lives it up while Britney faces judge
As Britney Spears faced the judge in her children's custody hearing, her ex-husband Kevin Federline spent time shooting scenes for episode seven of his guest spot on One Tree Hill
Where's part three of 'Hera Pheri'? (Snippets)
After two successful instalments of the Hera Pheri series, producer Feroz Nadiadwala has now gone straight to Hera Pheri Part 4
Shammi Kapoor's son directs a Hindi film
After trying his hand in business for 20 years, Shammi Kapoor's son Aditya Raj Kapoor, who is fondly called Mickey, has finally taken the plunge in Bollywood. He is directing a Hindi film.
I did not sign Himesh under pressure: John Mathan
Himesh Reshammiya is all set to do a new version of Raja Hindustani and director John Mathew Mathan denies he was forced to cast the composer-singer-actor in the film.
Dev Anand makes Indian film festival in Sweden a success
Indian film star Dev Anand drew a good response from Swedes and the Indian community when he arrived here to attend a five-day Indian film festival organised by the Sweden India Film Association (SIFA).
Amitabh relinquishes claim on Uttar Pradesh farmland (Lead)
Bollywood icon Amitabh Bachchan Friday relinquished his claim to state-owned farmland allotted to him by the previous Mulayam Singh Yadav regime in Uttar Pradesh, even as the Mayawati government told the state high court that it was amply evident that forgery had been committed in the deal.
Who says Rani and I are at loggerheads, asks Abhishek
Who says Rani and I are at loggerheads? Such talk hasn't affected our friendship at all, Abhishek told on phone from Namibia where he's shooting for Goldie Behl's Drona.
Longoria not allowed to conceive
Eva Longoria, the star of Desperate Housewives, has been banned from having children by the show's bosses.
Think tank says Al Gore should return Oscar
A New Zealand right-wing political think tank said Friday that Al Gore should be made to give back the Oscar presented to him for his documentary An Inconvenient Truth after a British judge ruled that it contained nine inconvenient untruths.
Mayawati government gets firm on Bachchan land scam
The Mayawati government in Uttar Pradesh Friday dashed mega star Amitabh Bachchan's hopes of wriggling out of a controversy involving fraudulent allotment of state-owned agricultural land to him by the previous Mulayam Singh Yadav regime. It told the state high court that it was amply evident that forgery had been committed in the deal.
I want to perform in India again: Geldof
Legendary singer Bob Geldof loves visiting and performing in India and is sure that with the rising popularity of the Indian music and films will probably see an Indian artiste organise something similar to Live Aid and Live 8 concerts for humanitarian causes.
Phoenix snaps at reporters during interview
Actor Joaquin Phoenix, who is often bristly in interviews, got cranky when reporters asked how he prepares for roles in We Own the Night and Ladder 49
Swank to donate hair to cancer sufferer
Two-time Oscar winning actress Hillary Swank is taking good care of her hair because she is going to donate it to a cancer sufferer.
Britney's kids can stay with her one night a week
A judge has granted a request by Britney Spears to spend more time with her sons, authorising the troubled pop star to have her toddlers stay with her overnight one night a week.
At last a 10-year-old dream comes true: A.R. Rahman
Veteran music composer A.R. Rahman is all set to perform live in the capital Nov 17 and thanks Fever 104 FM for making his long cherished dream come true.
'No Smoking' songs, unconventional but catchy (Music Review)
Film: No Smoking music review ; Music Director: Vishal Bharadwaj; Lyricist: Gulzar; Singers: Sukhwinder Singh, Daler Mehendi, Vishal Bharadwaj, Rekha Bharadwaj, Deva Sen Gupta, Sunidhi Chauhan, Adnan Sami; Rating: ***1/2
Sledging aside, cricket is 'funny'
Verbal duels, or sledging, have dominated this whistle-stop India tour by the Baggy Greens, but Australian actor-writer-producer Brendan Cowell is heading for India Sunday to make a feature film about the funny side of cricket.
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