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Irrfan Khan feels there is nothing to boast about a national award

Irrfan Khan feels there is nothing to boast about a national award

Karachi, Feb. 9 : Actor Irrfan Khan has joined a list of celebrities who don't go overboard or boast about getting awards for their creative performances on screen.

In a interview with a leading newspaper, the 49-year-old actor said winning awards will not do anything for actors and directors, they will not attract more money or offers, as selections have no credibility. He added that even national awards don't add value to an actor's career, the dawan reports.


With new Hollywood trend, Katrina has less competition back home

With new Hollywood trend, Katrina has less competition back home

Karachi, Feb. 8 : With B-town actresses such as Priyanka Chopra and Deepika Padukone heading towards the West, Katrina Kaif plans to set her foot deeper back here.

During the promotion of her upcoming flick 'Fitoor,' the 32-year-old actress said that she believes the competition in Bollywood is becoming really less and it's time for her to get the roles by default, reports the Express Tribune.

The 'Phantom' star said, "I have realised it recently that my competition is becoming really less as everyone is going to Hollywood."


J r. Bachchan rates himself a 10 on 0-100 acting scale

J r. Bachchan rates himself a 10 on 0-100 acting scale

Karachi, Feb. 8 : Despite being a star-kid, Bollywood actor Abhishek Bachchan believes that he is below 10 on an acting scale of 0-100 and claims that he has a long way to go.

The 40-year-old actor said in a recent interview that as an actor, he has only gone to 9 or 10 on a scale of 100, adding that he is not being over-modest, reports the Express Tribune.

The 'Guru' star added, "That isn't enough. In today's age the audiences want even a new actor to go to 80-90 in the very first film. And why shouldn't they? I'm lucky to have got the chance that I've because of my parents."


Ali Zafar to do item song in `Tere Bin Laden: Dead or Alive`

Ali Zafar to do item song in `Tere Bin Laden: Dead or Alive`

Karachi, Feb. 4 : If you were upset with Ali Zafar's absence from the sequel of 'Tere Bin Laden,' then hold your breath as the Pakistani actor will be there in the flick, this time just in a cameo.

The 35-year-old singer-turned-actor will be making a special appearance in a song titled ' Six Pack Abs,' reports the Express Tribune.


Sonam defends `blink and miss` appearance in Coldplay`s video

Sonam defends `blink and miss` appearance in Coldplay`s video

Karachi, Feb. 2: Sonam Kapoor might have disappointed her fans with her blink and miss appearance in Coldplay's highly awaited video for ' Hymn For The Weekend', but the actress claims that it was a big thing for her.

The 30-year-old actress feels that she had got reason to star in the video, even if it was for three shots, reports the Dawn.


KJo to rope in `3 Khans` for homosexual film?

KJo to rope in `3 Khans` for homosexual film?

Karachi, Jan. 30 : If reports are to be believed, then Karan Johar is planning on breaking every stereotype associated with homosexuality and that too by roping in the three' Khans.

The 43-year-old director, who previously spoke up about the challenges he faced in his childhood for being effeminate, has recently claimed that Shah Rukh Khan, Aamir Khan and Salman Khan will be happy to play homosexuals on the screen, reports the Express Tribune.


Ghulam Ali to turn actor for 'Ghar Wapsi'

Ghulam Ali to turn actor for 'Ghar Wapsi'

Karachi, Jan. 24 : Seems like music maestro Ghulam Ali is all set to give it back to the Shiv Senas for not allowing several Pakistani artists, including him, to perform in India.

This legendary Ghazal singer turns actor for an Indian film 'Ghar Wapsi,' which is based on the controversial religious conversion practices organised by the Saffron parties to bring back former Hindus to Hinduism, reports Dawn.

Reportedly, the film is being directed by a Suhaib Illyasi, who is perhaps best known as the host of the TV show 'India's Most Wanted.'


Is Siddharth Malhotra visiting Ali Zafar in Pakistan?

Is Siddharth Malhotra visiting Ali Zafar in Pakistan?

Karachi, Jan. 24 : Is Siddharth Malhotra going to visit Lahore as Ali Zafar 's guest. at least their "bromance" over tweets seems to say so!

Following their conversation, it can be understood that the Pakistani rock-star invited the ' Student of the year' to Lahore and the latter gladly accepted it, reports the Dawn.

The conversation started with Zafar tweeting, "What's up yo @S1dharthM", to which Sid replied, "Hey Bro! Shooting, travelling, trying to make a good living@AliZafarsays"


Genders don't matter, says R.Balki on 'Ki and Ka'

Genders don't matter, says R.Balki on 'Ki and Ka'

Karachi, Jan. 24 : "Ki" and "Ka" in Hindi language does not only discriminate human beings, but even the non-living objects. so here director R. Balki is ready with his 'romcom' ' Ki and Ka' to show a change in the gender stereotypes.

In a recent interview, the director said that Hindi is a language, wherein not only humans, but even various objects have genders, adding that this film is about the fact that genders don't matter, reports the Dawn.


Marwa Hocane wants to win all debut awards this year

Marwa Hocane wants to win all debut awards this year

Karachi, Jan. 22 : Marwa Hocane, one of the prominent debutants this year, has grabbed the spotlight with her fearless, outspoken nature, just a few weeks before her movie, Radhika Rao and Vinay Sapru-directed ' Sanam Teri Kasam,' release.

In a recent interview, this 23-year-old newbie, plainly said that she wants to bag all the debut awards this year in her kitty, reports the Express Tribune.

Speaking about her fearless nature, Hocane said that there is nothing in this world that she can't face.


Huma Quereshi was first choice for 'Raees' opposite SRK

Huma Quereshi was first choice for 'Raees' opposite SRK

Karachi, Jan. 22 : Guess who was the first choice for 'Raees' opposite the Badshah of Bollywood. it was none other than the very talented Huma Quereshi.

According to sources, the 29-year-old actress was thought to fit the bill and also the makers wanted a fresh pairing of sort, reports the Express Tribune.

However, when Pakistani actress Mahira Khan came on-board, she totally "nailed it" with her mannerism and lingo, which was apt for the character.


Has Parineeti bagged `Dhoom 4

Has Parineeti bagged `Dhoom 4

Karachi, Jan. 20 : Bollywood actress Parineeti Chopra, who recently stunned the tinsel town and her fans with her tonned body, has been reportedly roped in for ' Dhoom 4.'

According to Filmfare, rumour has it that the 27-year-old actress has bagged the fourth installment of the Yash Raj Films' franchise, reports the Dawn.

Parineeti, who did not appear on the big screen last year, was last seen in Ali Zafar-starrer, 'Kill Dil,' where she played quite a feisty lass. (ANI)


What is Kalki Koechlin doing in Pakistan?

Kalki Koechlin

Karachi, Jan. 18 : Can you guess where Bollywood actress Kalki Koechlin is these days? The talented actress has been spotted in Karachi, Pakistan.

The 32-year-old actress, who also visited a farm in Badin, got clicked with Provincial Minister for Culture and Tourism Sharmila Faruqi, the Express Tribune reports.

While the reason behind 'The 'Margarita, with a Straw' actress visit is still unknown. There are speculations that she might be there to sign a new project.

Previously, veteran actor Om Puri visited Karachi to announce his Pakistani debut film 'Actor In Law.'


Deepika higly 'critical' of her work

Deepika higly 'critical' of her work

Karachi, Jan. 13 : Deepika Padukone, who was last seen in magnum opus ' Bajirao Mastani,' recently revealed that she is keen on learning from her mistakes and said that criticism actually works in her favour.

The 30-year-old actress said in a recent interview that she doesn't get satisfied with her work easily and she is very critical of it, reports the Express Tribune.

Deepika added, "I am very hard on myself. And whatever criticism comes my way, it always works to my advantage, because I am someone who will always take it in a very constructive way.


Anushka to `de-glam` for `Sultan`

Anushka to `de-glam` for `Sultan`

Karachi, Jan. 13 : Bollywood actress Anushka Sharma, who will be soon seen as Salman Khan's leading lady in 'Sultan,' will be keeping her glamorous side aside for her role in the flick.

According to a tabloid, the 27-year-old actress will sport a realistic and de-glam look for the film which will be finalised by an international prosthetics expert, reports the Dawn.


Anushka is `thrilled` to work with Salman

Anushka is `thrilled` to work with Salman

Karachi, Jan. 11: After being signed for the Salman Khan starrer ' Sultan', Anushka Sharma has joined the league of actresses, who have worked with the three prominent Khans of the industry.

Expressing her excitement on signing the upcoming Yash Raj film, the 27-year-old actress said she is thrilled and excited to work with the 50-year-old actor as she thinks there is no one like him because of his persona, reports the Express Tribune.

She added her character in the flick is something she is waiting to dig her teeth into.


Want to do 'happily ever after' flick with Deepika: Ranveer Singh

Want to do 'happily ever after' flick with Deepika: Ranveer Singh

Karachi, Jan. 5 - Be it Ram-Leela or Bajirao Mastani, Ranveer Singh has died in the climaxes of both his films, which is why in his next flick with Deepika, he wants an ending where they live 'happily ever after'.

Ranveer, in a recent interview said that his mom hates it when he dies in the climax of his movies, and hence the actor was not keen on her seeing ' Bajirao Mastani' too soon, reports Express Tribune.

Singh revealed that he did not let his mum watch Bajirao in the first week itself. But after watching it, she was literally numb and hugged her son for almost half an hour. (ANI)


Adnan Sami celebrates being Indian

Adnan Sami celebrates being Indian

Karachi, Jan. 4 - Adnan Sami recently hoisted the Indian flag at his residence in India's Mumbai city to celebrate his newly granted citizenship.

Though he has spent more than a decade living in Mumbai, the singer was granted Indian citizenship on this new year- January 1, 2016, reports The Dawn.

In a recent interview, the 42-year-old singer said, "My belief in destiny was absolutely well founded because I was born on August 15- look at the irony, it could have been 14th, but no, He made sure I was born on the 15th of August- so that was the hint number one."


Ranbir claims to be Deepika's favourite

Ranbir Kapoor

Karachi, Nov. 16 - Ranbir Kapoor, who is recently promoting his upcoming flick ' Tamasha' with Deepika Padukone, claims that he is her all time favourite.

When the 29-year-old actress was quizzed about Ranbir's favourite actor, she named Ranbir's legendary grandfather, Raj Kapoor, reports the Dawn.

Replying to the 'Chennai Express' star's comment, the 33-year-old actor said that he is Deepika's all time favourite.

Directed by Imtiaz Ali the flick is slated to release on November 27. (ANI)


Fawad Khan still part of 'Battle of Bittora'?

Fawad Khan

Karachi, Nov. 7 - Fawad Khan has not yet walked out Sonam Kapoor starrer 'Battle of Bittora.'

According to sources, the Pakistani actor, who got fame from 'Khoobsurat,' is still part of the film and is waiting for the final script to be ready as it is yet to be confirmed what role the actor will be playing in the film, reports the Express Tribune.


Nargis Fakhri won`t 'gain weight' for roles

Nargis Fakhri

Karachi, Nov. 7 - Unlike other Bollywood celebs, who are always ready to change their body shapes according to roles, Nargis Fakhri recently claimed that she won't gain weight even if a role requires it.

The 36-year-old actress said that gaining or losing weight has more to do with guys than girls, adding that she would like to be more fit, but will not put on fat or gain weight for movie roles, reports the Express Tribune.

The 'Madras Cafe,' actress is currently busy shooting for the biopic on former cricketer Mohammad Azharuddin titled 'Azhar.'(ANI)


Ghulam Ali to sing for Mahesh Bhatt's 'Milne Do'

Ghulam Ali to sing for Mahesh Bhatt's 'Milne Do'

Karachi, Nov. 7 - Mahesh Bhatt, who has always been positive about India and Pakistan working together, recently announced that that he has roped in Ghazal maestro Ghulam Ali to sing for his upcoming play, ' Milne Do.'

The 67-year-old director said that when he approached Ghulam Ali, he gracefully agreed to lend his voice and added that he is not sure whether the Pakistani singer will come to India or not, but he will certainly sing a song for the play, reports the Dawn.


Neil Nitin Mukesh grabs a 'Royal' role in 'GoT'

Neil Nitin Mukesh

Karachi, November 5 - After Priyanka Chopra wooing audiences with her show 'Quantico' it's time for Neil Nitin Mukesh as he has recently grabbed a role in the hit series ' Game of Thrones.'

Talking about the big grab the 33-year-old actor revealed that he got the offer through Hollywood action director George Powell, who also looked after stunts in 'Prem Ratan Dhan Payo,' reports the Dawn.


Salman claims Pak actors can`t be stopped from working in India

Salman claims Pak actors can`t be stopped from working in India

Karachi, November 4 - Joining hands against Shiv Sena's call to ban Pakistani artistes, Salman Khan has recently reiterated the point that art and entertainment transcends boundaries by pointing to the mass appeal of Pakistani dramas in India.

The 49-year-old actor said that art and politics shouldn't be mixed together and claimed that Indians love to watch each and every entertainment show, including popular Pakistani shows, reports the Express Tribune.


Acting will always be Anushka Sharma`s passion

Anushka Sharma

Karachi, November 2 - Anushka Sharma, who successfully made her debut as a producer with 'NH10,' recently revealed that she doesn't believe in putting herself in brackets and wishes to explore the cinematic world as much as possible.

Claiming that acting will always hold a special place in her life, the 27-year-old actress said that acting has always been her passion and will remain so, though she enjoyed playing the dual role of an actor and producer in ' NH10,' reports the Express Tribune.


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