Ashutosh Gowariker, Kay Kay Menon launch Raj Supe's new book

Ashutosh Gowariker, Kay Kay Menon launch Raj Supe's new book

Mumbai: Bollywood personalities including Ashutosh Gowariker, Kay Kay Menon and Makarand Deshpande, launched author Raj Supe's book "When Life Turns Turtle: Journey of a Bollywood Tramp" here.

Speaking at the launch event held in suburban Goregaon last evening, Gowariker said Supe was a very old friend he first met through Prithvi Theatre.

"He did English translation of songs from my films 'Swades' and 'Jodha Akbar'. Lyricist Javed Akhtar was highly impressed by his translations," Gowariker said.


'Munnabhai' third part delayed due to Sanjay Dutt biopic: Arshad Warsi

'Munnabhai' third part delayed due to Sanjay Dutt biopic: Arshad Warsi

Mumbai: Actor Arshad Warsi says the third installment of 'Munna Bhai' series is not getting started as the Rajkumar Hirani-directed biopic on Sanjay Dutt is yet to go on floors.

"That (starting 'Munna Bhai 3' ) is an issue as Raju (Hirani) has to start the Sanjay Dutt biopic and it is getting pushed ahead," Arshad told PTI.

"Until and unless he (Hirani) decides he wants to do 'Munnabhai' part three first and then the Sanjay Dutt biopic... If that happens then we will go first," he said.


Poonam Pandey all set with her new video for her fans

Poonam Pandey all set with her new video for her fans

Mumbai, July 28 : After creating headlines with numerous hot videos, controversy queen and online sensation Poonam Pandey is all set to come out with another steamy video.

Poonam tweeted: "Tweethearts!! New video on its way'... 'How about a GAME Video?" along with a screen grab of the video to tease her fans and make them curious about it.

The video sees her in a bikini along the poolside while playing the game with a foreign girl, also in bikini, and will be eagerly waited for by her ardent fans.


Signed 'Hera Pheri' 3 last year, still clueless when it'll begin: Ankita Shorey

Signed 'Hera Pheri' 3 last year, still clueless when it'll begin: Ankita Shorey

Mumbai, July 28 : Former beauty pageant winner Ankita Shorey says that she had signed the third part of the popular franchise "Hera Pheri" last year but is not aware when the film will go on floors, which is something she feels only the producers know.


Rajkumar looks like Virat Kohli in this look

Rajkumar looks like Virat Kohli in this look

Mumbai, July 28 : Rajkumar Rao is getting a unique feedback from people around him.

The actor who had grown dense beard and a mustache recently started getting a unique feedback from people around.

Whoever Rajkumar met shared the fact on how his new look has a striking resemble to cricketer Virat Kohli.

It was rather amusing on how he started the same feedback from people across. The actor after a point was very aversed to this feedback of people and just use to give it a laugh.


Stick to my statement that Salman Khan killed Chinkara, says 'missing' driver

Stick to my statement that Salman Khan killed Chinkara, says 'missing' driver

Jaipur: A driver and key witness in the blackbuck poaching case has said that actor Salman Khan did shoot the endangered animal.

Speaking to NDTV, Harish Dulani, who has been reported missing in the 18-year-old case, said that he has been living in fear.

He also told the TV channel that he was threatened every time he tried to attend a court hearing.


Swara Bhaskar takes up script-writing

Swara Bhaskar takes up script-writing

New Delhi, July 27 : Actor Swara Bhaskar, who is known for her role in films like 'Raanjhanaa', 'Tanu Weds Manu' and 'Nil Battey Sannata' has added another feather to her cap by turning a scriptwriter.


Has Sachin-Jigar replaced Vishal-Shekhar in `Bang Bang` sequel?

Has Sachin-Jigar replaced Vishal-Shekhar in `Bang Bang` sequel?

New Delhi, July 27 : If recent buzz is to be believed, music composers duo Vishal-Shekhar, who composed music for the 2014 movie 'Bang Bang', have been replaced by Sachin-Jigar in the film's sequel titled 'Not Bang Bang 2'.

SpoteBoye quoted a source close to Vishal-Shekhar, as saying, "The producers wanted new composers for the film. After much scouting, they finally zeroed in on Sachin-Jigar."


For Anushka Sharma, success lies in being versatile actor

For Anushka Sharma, success lies in being versatile actor

New Delhi, July 27 : She been a part of top grossers like "PK" and "Sultan", but Anushka Sharma says that being seen as a versatile actress is true success.

Anushka, who ventured into Bollywood in 2008 has carved a niche for herself and has worked with experienced filmmakers like Aditya Chopra, Yash Chopra, Rajkumar Hirani, Zoya Akhtar, Karan Johar and will now be seen in Imtiaz Ali's next. She also featured in debutant Navdeep Singh's dark film "NH10" and has experimented with her roles.


'A Death in the Gunj' trailer promises mystery, thrills

'A Death in the Gunj' trailer promises mystery, thrills

Chennai, July 27 : The trailer of actress Konkana Sen Sharma's directorial debut "A Death in the Gunj", which will have its world premiere at this year's Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF), comes across as a promising coming-of-age murder mystery.

The film will be screened as part of TIFF, which will run between September 8-18.

Set in the 1970s during a family vacation and based on true events, the trailer aptly captures the challenges associated with coming-of-age.


Proud to be hosting Global Citizen with Usher: Priyanka Chopra

Proud to be hosting Global Citizen with Usher: Priyanka Chopra

Mumbai, July 27 : Indian actress Priyanka Chopra will be seen hosting the United Nation's Global Citizen Festival which raises awareness about global issues with singer Usher and humanitarian Hugh Evans.

The actress announced the special news on the American TV show "Today Show".

"Being Global Citizens on the 'Today Show' with Usher and Hugh Evans 'be the change you want to see'," Priyanka wrote.

The "Bajirao Mastani" star took to Twitter, where she also shared a photograph of herself with the "Yeah!" crooner.


I don't sack people: Hansal Mehta

I don't sack people: Hansal Mehta

Mumbai, July 27 : Filmmaker Hansal Mehta says he doesn't "sack people", slamming reports that the musician duo Sachin Sanghvi and Jigar Saraiya have been sacked from his next directorial titled "Simran".

According to a report, Amaal Mallik has replaced Sachin-Jigar as the music director of the film, which stars Kangana Ranaut.

It was said that Mehta had given the duo three months to work on the songs, but they failed to meet the deadline and could compose only one track for the film. That made Mehta sign up Mallik as the music director of "Simran".


Manoj Bajpayee hails reach of radio

Manoj Bajpayee hails reach of radio

Mumbai, July 27 : Actor Manoj Bajpayee took the radio route to promote his forthcoming film "Budhia Singh - Born To Run", and lauded the reach of the medium.

The actor became a part of the Salim-Sulaiman concert on Radio City's Gig City - live radio concert by Radio City 91.1 FM -- to promote his film. It will be broadcast on Friday, read a statement.

The actor also drew parallels with how the concert is in sync with the message that the film aims to impart.


I'm not one to back out of a commitment: Arshad Warsi

I'm not one to back out of a commitment: Arshad Warsi

Mumbai, July 27 : Actor Arshad Warsi has shot down rumours of leaving the promotions of forthcoming film "The Legend Of Michael Mishra" in the lurch. He says he is "not the kind of actor who backs out of his commitment".

There were reports that now that the Aditi Rao Hydari, Arshad and Boman Irani-starrer film is ready to release two years after being completed, the cast is "in no mood to promote it". But the stars have a different story to narrate.


Has Nargis Fakhri left India forever?

Has Nargis Fakhri left India forever?

New Delhi, July 27 : If recent buzz is to be believed, actor Nargis Fakhri, who would next be seen in the upcoming musical film ' Banjo', has reportedly left India forever.

As per a report in popular magazine Filmfare, the 36-year-old actress, who has quit Bollywood, has left the country for a "good" and is unlikely to come back and is planning to settle down permanently in the United States.

It is said that the actress, who was last seen in comedy ' Housefull3', wants to be "around her friends and family" in US.


Find Malayalam industry to be very progressive: Priya Anand

Find Malayalam industry to be very progressive: Priya Anand

Chennai, July 27 : Actress Priya Anand, who is currently shooting for her maiden Malayalam film "Ezra", says she finds the industry to be more progressive on many levels than the other industries she has been a part of.

"This is the fifth industry I'm part of. People always ask me what differences I find between the industries. When I think about it, I find Malayalam industry to be a lot more progressive in terms of storytelling and even technically," Priya, who has worked in Tamil, Telugu and Hindi movies, told IANS.

She is amazed by the quality of films they make on limited budget.


'Fever' has universal appeal: Rajeev Khandelwal

'Fever' has universal appeal: Rajeev Khandelwal

Mumbai, July 27 : Actor Rajeev Khandelwal says the audience across the globe will be able to understand his forthcoming film "Fever" as it has a universal appeal.

"I am very happy that the film is getting a worldwide release because this is a film which has a very universal theme and universal appeal. I am sure that anyone and everyone who watches the film, will understand it and relate to the film. It's not going to be an alien film for someone in Africa, Australia or New Zealand," said Khandelwal.


Want to do hardcore love story: Raashi

Want to do hardcore love story: Raashi

Chennai, July 27 : Actress Raashi Khanna, who has predominantly worked in commercial Telugu films such as "Jil" and "Supreme", says she would love to be part of a film like "Geethanjali" to satisfy her creative appetite.

"As much as I love to do commercial films, a touching romantic film like Mani Ratnam's 'Geethanjali' will satiate my creative appetite," Raashi said in a statement.

Although she started her career in search of great content and author-backed roles and rejected many scripts in the process, she realised commercial films help in reaching out to the masses.


Kriti Sanon, SSR gear up for last schedule of `Raabta`

Kriti Sanon, SSR gear up for last schedule of `Raabta`

New Delhi, July 27 : Your wait to see the sizzling chemistry between Kriti Sanon and Sushant Singh Rajput in the upcoming flick 'Raabta' will soon be over, as both are all set to kickoff the last schedule of the film.

Sanon took to her Instagram page to announce the news and posted a picture of her and Sushant, writing, "All set for the last schedule of # Raabta ! And the excitement shows as we wait to board the flight to Mauritius.. @sushantsinghrajput #lastsched #outdoor."


Mahesh Bhatt to turn his movie 'Zakhm' into TV series

Mahesh Bhatt to turn his movie 'Zakhm' into TV series

New Delhi, July 27 : Looks like, director Mahesh Bhatt is taking a deeper plunge into the world of television.

A Deccan Chronicle report said that Bhatt will make a TV series, partially based on his famous 1999 directorial 'Zakhm,' which will replace 'Diya Aur Baati Hum' in September.


'Mission Tiger' completely different from 'Roar': Director

'Mission Tiger' completely different from 'Roar': Director

Mumbai, July 27 : Director Dipu Karunakaran says that his upcoming film "Mission Tiger" on tigers has no relation whatsoever with another film "Roar" which is also about the national animal of the country.

Asked about the comparison, Karunkaran said: "'Mission Tiger' is completely different from 'Roar', both the Hindi as well as English from 1981. While the English 'Roar' had numerous animals, so anyway there can't be any comparison.


Salman Khan's brand to venture into jewellery business next month

Salman Khan's brand to venture into jewellery business next month

Mumbai, July 27 : Superstar Salman Khan's brand Being Human will enter the jewellery industry from next month, said his sister Arpita Khan.

Present at an event for the Retail Jeweller India Awards 2016, Arpita said: "I'm here because we are launching Being Human jewellery next month and that's really close to our hearts. So I decided to come out and support this as well."

Actor Esha Deol and director Divya Khosla Kumar were also part of the event as jury members on the awards panel.


Lucky to be part of 'Fever' as Rajeev Khandelwal not just any actor: Caterina Murino

Lucky to be part of 'Fever' as Rajeev Khandelwal not just any actor: Caterina Mu

Mumbai, July 27 : Italian actress Caterina Murino says that she was lucky to be a part of her upcoming Hindi film "Fever" as she feels that her co-star Rajeev Khandelwal is not just any actor, but an actor linked to quality.

"I didn't know him before and he told me during the movie about his idea in his career of choosing very specific movies and I was very impressed. With all the fans writing to him on the internet that they were really expecting him in a new movie, in a new performance, I said 'wow, I got lucky' because he is not any actor. It's someone whose name is linked to quality.


Billboard 200 albums chart: Drake's 'Views' remains on top for 11th time

Billboard 200 albums chart: Drake's 'Views' remains on top for 11th time

Washington D.C., July 27 ): Drake's 'Views' remains steady at number one on the Billboard 200 albums chart for or the 11th time in 12 weeks.

According to Nielsen Music, the set earned another 89,000 equivalent album units in the week ending July 21.

'Views has now earned the most weeks at No. 1 for an album since Taylor Swift's '1989' spent its 11th and final week atop the list on the chart dated February 21, 2015.

The last album to lead for more than 11 weeks was the ' Frozen' soundtrack, which was for 13 weeks in 2014.


Will JLo make tunes with Calvin Harris?

Will JLo make tunes with Calvin Harris?

Washington D.C, Jul 27 : For those who wanted to see Calvin Harris and Jennifer Lopez collaborate on a song, there's a small possibility that it may be happening soon.

The 32-year-old superstar DJ has reportedly shown his interest in getting into the studio with the 'Ain't Your Mama' hit-maker at her 47th birthday bash in Las Vegas.

An insider told HollywoodLife.com, "His (Harris) main goal of the night was to talk with Lopez and figure out how they could collaborate on a future song together."


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