SRK pays penalty for constructing ramp outside 'Mannat'

SRK pays penalty for constructing ramp outside 'Mannat'

Mumbai, Feb. 11 - Bollywood actor Shah Rukh Khan, who had constructed an illegal ramp outside his bungalow 'Mannat' in Mumbai, had to pay Rs. 1,93,784 as the cost of demolition revealed the reply by the Bombay Municipal Corporation to RTI activist Anil Galgali.

Galgali had sought information from the municipal administration about the action taken on the illegally constructed RCC ramp outside Khan's bungalow. He sought information about the cost incurred and payment received if any.


Popular Afghan film-maker sees Delhi as his refuge

Popular Afghan film-maker sees Delhi as his refuge

New Delhi, Feb. 11 : Theatre or real life? This is what Qurban Ali Mirzaee asks himself, whilst sitting in a small flat in West Delhi.

Popularly known as 'Baba Mazari' in Afghanistan, this fifty-one-year old Afghan film maker has more than 100 films in his credit, acted in more than 150 TV serials and directed many plays. He is one of the thousands of refugees scattered across the world from the violent theatre of absurd, called Afghanistan. Ali had to flee with his family in last November after being threatened by Taliban.


Arjun-Kareena`s `Ki and Ka' trailer to release soon

Arjun-Kareena`s `Ki and Ka' trailer to release soon

New Delhi, Feb. 11: After `Kapoor & Sons` trailer, people are now eyeing on the trailer of 'Ki and Ka' and much to the fans' delight Arjun Kapoor has revealed that it will be out on 15 February.

Disclosing the news to his fans, the 30-year-old actor took to his Twitter handle and shared a picture, wherein he is seen cooking, and captioned it as, "Kabir can cook !!! #KiAndKa !!! Trailer out on Monday people !!! My new superhero name is #breakfastman !!!"


Rebel Wilson has `nothing to hide` over fake age claims

Rebel Wilson has `nothing to hide` over fake age claims

Washington D. C., Feb. 11 : Rebel Wilson has recently slammed the claims that she faked her name and age, saying that she doesn't have anything to hide.

The 35-year-old actress said that it is hard for people to write something bad about her, reports People magazine.

She added, "You know, I don't have a drug addiction or a secret child. But I think when I did go to America, I kind of just stopped saying my age."


Leonardo DiCaprio was surprised by overnight `Titanic` success

Leonardo DiCaprio was surprised by overnight `Titanic` success

Washington D. C., Feb. 11: Leonardo DiCaprio recently revealed that he never thought he will get instant fame after ' Titanic.'

Talking about the highest-grossing film of all time, the 41-year-old actor said that it was very much an experiment for Kate Winslet and him, adding that they had done independent movies and he loved her as an actress, reports People magazine.

The 'Revenant' star admitted that after the success of the film, the level of fame he achieved seemingly overnight surprised him.

"My whole life became about things that weren't about acting," he said.


B'town gives thumps up to `Kapoor and Sons` trailer

B'town gives thumps up to `Kapoor and Sons` trailer

New Delhi, Feb. 11 :The trailer of Sidharth Malhotra and Alia Bhatt's most -awaited film `Kapoor & Sons` has been finally released and Bollywood celebrities have showered words of praise on it.

Applauding the trailer, Varun Dhawan tweeted, "What an outstanding trailer can't wait @shakunbatra @S1dharthM @aliaa08 @karanjohar #fawad @chintskap #KapoorAndSons http://bit.ly/KNSTrailer."

Actress Tisca Chopra wrote, "@shakunbatra Looks like you knocked this one out of the park. Again. Guys watch this- http://bit.ly/KNSTrailer #KapoorAndSonsTrailer."


`Impressed` Arjun Rampal goes all praises for `Fitoor`

`Impressed` Arjun Rampal goes all praises for `Fitoor`

New Delhi, Feb. 11 : Bollywood actor Arjun Rampal seems to be really impressed by the performance of `Fitoor` actors Katrina Kaif and Aditya Roy Kapur as he lauded them on the social media.

Taking to his Twitter handle, the 43-year-old actor, who will be soon seen in `Rock On!! 2,' tweeted, "Just watched one of the best adaptations of Great Expectations. #Fitoor everyone just make ur weekend plans right away. It's #Fitoor # Fitoor."


Trailer of `Kapoor & Sons` is finally out

Trailer of `Kapoor & Sons` is finally out

New Delhi, Feb. 11 : The trailer of Sidharth Malhotra and Alia Bhatt's most -awaited film `Kapoor & Sons` has been finally released.

The trailer highlights the problems of a dysfunctional family. Rishi Kapoor, who plays the patriarch of the family, desires that his entire family should get together before he dies, but this seems to be a difficult as brothers Fawad and Sidharth have an old score to settle.

Interestingly, the trailer also hints that leading lady in the film Alia Bhatt could be the bone of contention between the two brothers as both fall for her.


Varun -Kriti's `Manma Emotion` crosses 40m views on You-Tube

Varun -Kriti's `Manma Emotion` crosses 40m views on You-Tube

New Delhi, Feb. 11: The much-loved song ` Manma Emotion' from the movie 'Dilwale,' featuring Varun Dhawan and Kriti Sanon, has crossed the 40-million-mark on YouTube.

Expressing her happiness, Kriti took to her Twitter page to share a pic with Varun and captioned it as, "#ManmaEmotion crosses
40million!! Here's a pic of a special pic for u all! Love this pic @Varun_dvn #throwback."

The 2015 romantic action that also starred Shah Rukh Khan and Kajol was directed by Rohit Shetty and was released on 18 December 2015.


1st Marathi pic from Priyanka`s production house starts rolling

1st Marathi pic from Priyanka`s production house starts rolling

New Delhi, Feb. 11 : First Marathi film form Priyanka Chopra's production house Purple Pebble Pictures has recently gone on the floors.

Titled 'Ventilator,' the film will be directed by Rajesh Mapuskar of 'Ferrari Ki Sawaari' fame and will have several veteran Marathi film and theatre actors.

The 33-year-old actress took to her Instagram account to announce the news and posted a picture wherein the script and the clapboard of the film are kept in front of Lord Ganpati.


India feels like home: Fawad Khan

India feels like home: Fawad Khan

Mumbai - Ghazal maestro Ghulam Ali may have faced trouble in performing here but Pakistani heartthrob Fawad Khan says he has always received warm welcome in India.

"I am a politically illiterate person... I don't keep up with the current affairs. Whenever I have come to India, I have experienced tremendous amount of hospitality, I have always got warm welcome here," Fawad told reporters when asked how Bollywood was treating him.

The actor was present at the trailer launch of his upcoming film "Kapoor And Sons" with Sidharth Malhotra and Alia Bhatt.


Sonam dishes about fan moment with Waheeda Rehman

Sonam dishes about fan moment with Waheeda Rehman

New Delhi, Feb. 10 : Bollywood actress Sonam Kapoor recently opened up about her fan moment when she met veteran actress Waheeda Rehman on the sets of 'Delhi 6.'

During Kala ghoda art festival, the 30-year-old actress revealed that she is one of those kids, who like watching really-really old films, and has grown up watching Waheeda Rehman, Nootan and other actresses of their time.

Sonam said, "While I was doing ' Delhi 6,' Rakesh Mehra came to me and told me that I have a look test with Waheeda Rehman and my reaction was 'Shut up, no."


Working in Hollywood not everybody's cup of tea: Arjun Kapoor

Working in Hollywood not everybody's cup of tea: Arjun Kapoor

Mumbai - Bollywood star Arjun Kapoor says actors need to be very secure in their career before taking a leap to Hollywood as it is difficult to start from the scratch.

Arjun's co-stars, Priyanka Chopra and Deepika Padukone, are now venturing into Hollywood projects.

While the "Mary Kom" actress was part of the FBI-drama series "Quantico", the "Piku" star will be seen opposite Vin Diesel in "XXX".

The "2 States" actor says it is amazing what Priyanka has achieved and is confident Deepika will do great too.


FIR filed against Sunny Leone, team `Mastizaade`

FIR filed against Sunny Leone, team `Mastizaade`

New Delhi, Feb. 10 : Oops! Looks like the cast and director of the film 'Mastizaade' just fell into a pit as an FIR has been lodged against them.

The complaint has been filed against actors Sunny Leone, Vir Das and Tusshar Kapoor and the movie's director Milap Zaveri at the Adarsh Nagar Police Station in Delhi.

It is being said that the FIR has been lodged against them over a scene in the movie where condoms were discussed inside a temple.


Om Puri, wife Nandita opt for judicial separation

Om Puri

Mumbai : Veteran actor Om Puri and wife Nandita have opted for judicial separation after 26 years of marriage.

Puri and Nandita have decided to live separately without going for a divorce with the actor getting visiting rights to son Ishaan, 18, after things turned ugly between them following her biography of the actor.

"The court order came last week. It was a clash of our sensibilities. This happens with people so there is nothing unusual in it. Nandita and I are supposed to talk only regarding Ishaan's education and welfare," Puri told PTI over phone from Mumbai.


Johnny Depp to star in 'Invisible Man' reboot

Johnny Depp to star in 'Invisible Man' reboot

Los Angeles : Hollywood star Johnny Depp is all set to star in Universal's reboot of "Invisible Man", which is based on HG Wells' novel of the same title.

The first big-screen adaptation arrived in 1933 with Claude Rains starring as a scientist who finds a way to become invisible.

Ed Solomon ('Men in Black') is writing the script and the project is being developed by producers Alex Kurtzman and Chris Morgan, reported Ace Showbiz.

It is unclear where the movie stands in terms of development. There is no director attached at this stage.


Pooja Bhatt set to direct 'Jism 3'

Pooja Bhatt

Mumbai : Actress-filmmaker Pooja Bhatt is all set to helm the third installment of the erotic-thriller franchise, "Jism".

Pooja says the film, titled "Jism 3", will be the "boldest" in the series and will feature three men and one woman in the lead role.

"I will start working on 'Jism 3' this year and the film will release sometime in 2017. It has to be the boldest movie yet. I have decided to completely shake up things this time," Pooja told PTI.


'Frozen' Broadway adaptation set for spring 2018

'Frozen' Broadway adaptation set for spring 2018

Los Angeles : The stage version of 'Frozen' is finally coming together and has been now scheduled to open in the spring of 2018.

Disney said the musical adaptation would have a tryout in summer 2017 at a venue and city outside New York. The production will have the movie's creative team such as songwriters Robert Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez as well as screenwriter and co-director Jennifer Lee, reported Ace Showbiz.


'Deadpool' sequel in the works

'Deadpool' sequel in the works

Los Angeles : 'Deadpool' is yet to hit theatres but a sequel is already in the works with Fox giving a green light to the project.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick who wrote "Deadpool" are writing the script for the follow-up. Although "Deadpool" helmer Tim Miller is not yet attached to direct, Fox is expected to keep all the creative team together for the second movie.


Ciara is suing ex-Future for $15m

Ciara is suing ex-Future for $15m

Washington D. C., Feb. 10 : After their Twitter rants and former fiance Future blasting her in various interviews, Ciara is taking things on the legal level by suing him.

The 30-year-old songstress is suing her Future in a 15 million dollar lawsuit for libel and slander, reports People Magazine.

In the legal paper, Ciara points out several interviews, in which the 32-year-old rapper accused her of using their child in publicity stunts, and claims he's had at least 19 visitations with their baby Future Zahir.


Manish Paul is `ok` with Ali Zafar-comparisons

Manish Paul is `ok` with Ali Zafar-comparisons

Karachi, Feb. 10 : Manish Paul, who will be soon seen in 'Tere Bin Laden: Dead or Alive' recently revealed that he is okay with being compared to Ali Zafar, who starred in the original flick.

The 34-year-old TV host said in a recent interview, "I think I am ok with the comparisons. Ali is not a bad actor to be compared with. He is a good actor, very good singer, he is a star in himself. It will be good if the comparisons happen," reports the Express Tribune.

Further, Manish also revealed that he would like to play diverse roles in the films and not get restricted to comedy.


Vidya Balan to star in `Kahani 2`

Vidya Balan to star in `Kahani 2`

Karachi, Feb. 10 : If you loved Vidya Balan-starrer thriller ' Kahani,' then this news will please you as the 2012 hit film is getting a sequel.

Director Sujoy Ghosh said in a recent interview, "Yes, 'Kahaani 2' is happening. It is in pre-production stage. Vidya Balan will star in the film. Major parts of the film will be shot in Kolkata."

The original flick starred the 38-year-old actress as a pregnant protagonist in search of her missing husband.


2008 slap-gate: 'I have done what people wanted', says Govinda

2008 slap-gate: 'I have done what people wanted', says Govinda

New Delhi, Feb. 9 : Bollywood actor Govinda, who offered Rs. five lakh compensation to a fan whom he had slapped in 2008 following the Supreme Court's intervention, today said that he agreed to apologise because a 'certain section' of the people wanted him to do so.

"Whether it is the reporters, those who love me or the court, I have taken this decision because you all wanted me to. With due respect to all I have done whatever he wanted me to do, I have apologised, I have compensated him," Govinda told a press conference here.


My personal life does not affect my work: Pulkit Samrat

My personal life does not affect my work: Pulkit Samrat

New Delhi - Pulkit Samrat has been going through a lot in his life, including split from wife Shweta Rohira, but the actor says whatever happens at his personal front never hinders his professional commitments.

The 32-year-old 'Fukrey' actor said his passion for acting keeps him occupied and happy.

"I don't think about anything else, but my work. My personal life does not affect my professional life. I just keep working towards my passion (acting) and that keeps me happy," Pulkit told PTI.


2008 slapgate: Govinda offers unconditional apology to victim

2008 slapgate: Govinda offers unconditional apology to victim

New Delhi, Feb. 9 : Noted Bollywood actor Govinda, who had allegedly slapped a person in 2008, following Supreme Court's order offered an unconditional apology and Rs. five lakh compensation to the victim today.

The apex court has also asked the actor to meet the victim, Suresh Rai, in person and apologise within two weeks.

Rai told ANI that he is not happy with the compensation offered, and insisted that he would first meet the actor and decide on future course of action.


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