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Mother’s Day: Tusshar Kapoor says he’s mastered the duties typically performed by a mom

Golmaal actor Tusshar Kapoor says he has stopped late night outings after becoming a father, as he wants to wake up early for his son, Laksshya.

Actor Tusshar Kapoor opted for surrogacy and became a single father last year in June.
Updated on May 14, 2017 12:25 PM IST
Hindustan Times | ByMonika Rawal Kukreja, New Delhi

Mother’s Day: Juhi Chawla says her kids get upset if she stops to sign autographs

Actor Juhi Chawla says that her children, Arjun and Jhanvi, have hardly watched her films and it’s only in school that they are made aware of their mom’s star status.

Actor Juhi Chawla with her 16-year-old daughter, Jhanvi.(Yogen Shah)
Updated on Jun 13, 2017 06:43 PM IST
Hindustan Times | ByMonika Rawal Kukreja, New Delhi

Mother’s Day: Television stars salute the hero their mothers have been

Television celebrities share the fondest memories they have with their mothers and tell us what makes their mom their role model.

Aashka Goradia says that her mother is the ultimate role model; Rithvik Dhanjani says this mother is like God.
Updated on May 14, 2017 12:23 PM IST
Hindustan Times | ByMonika Rawal Kukreja, New Delhi

Sunny Leone: Daniel makes me feel special every day; don’t need a birthday for that

Actor Sunny Leone turns 35 today. She recounts her fondest birthday memories and the most cherished gift she has ever got from husband Daniel Weber. The two are celebrating in a quiet and intimate way in LA.

Actor Sunny Leone with husband Daniel Weber. She says she is a simple person and not into big birthday parties.(Prodip Guha)
Updated on May 14, 2017 12:49 PM IST
Hindustan Times | ByMonika Rawal Kukreja, New Delhi

Aamir Khan wrote a two-page letter to me, appreciating my work in Dangal: Sanya Malhotra

Actor Sanya Malhotra, who played the role of wrestler Babita Phogat in Dangal, says that she never feels satisfied with her performance, and the day she does, she will pack her bags and go back to Delhi.

Actor Sanya Malhotra shares that Aamir Khan had sent her a two-page letter appreciating her performance in Dangal.(Yogen Shah)
Updated on May 16, 2017 10:59 AM IST
Hindustan Times | ByMonika Rawal Kukreja, New Delhi

Sona Mohapatra calls Justin Bieber concert fake and overhyped, takes a dig at Sonakshi

Sona Mohapatra posted a series of tweets and said that Justin should have spent more time rehearsing for his gig than doing other stuff.

Singer Sona Mohapatra took a jibe at Canadian pop singer Justin Bieber’s maiden India concert.
Updated on May 12, 2017 07:14 AM IST
Hindustan Times | ByMonika Rawal Kukreja, New Delhi

5 years of Arjun Kapoor: These photos show he’s got swag just like his uncle Anil Kapoor

Actor Arjun Kapoor’s career graph has been a mix of hits and flops but he’s always made his female fans fall for his suave looks. Take a look.

Actor Arjun Kapoor made his Bollywood debut with the film Ishaqzaade alongside actor Parineeti Chopra.(Instagram/arjunkapoor)
Updated on May 11, 2017 06:29 PM IST
Hindustan Times | ByMonika Rawal Kukreja, New Delhi

Randhir Kapoor on Ranbir’s marriage rumours: Why get married and spoil it so soon?

Actor Ranbir Kapoor apparently flew to London with mother Neetu Kapoor to meet a marriage prospect and rumour mills went abuzz guessing who’s the lucky girl.

Rumour has it that actor Ranbir Kapoor flew to London with mom Neetu Kapoot to meet a marriage prospect.
Updated on May 11, 2017 06:08 PM IST
Hindustan Times | ByMonika Rawal Kukreja, New Delhi

It’s all predictable, says the man who guessed why Kattappa killed Baahubali

Why did Kattappa kill Baahubali? The answer to this question, which haunted fans ever since the release of the first Baahubali film, was guessed absolutely correctly by Sushant Dahal. But how? He tells us.

Sushant Dahal is being hailed as a movie pundit for giving that unbelievably intuitive answer.
Updated on May 12, 2017 02:10 PM IST
Hindustan Times | ByMonika Rawal Kukreja, New Delhi

Vidya Balan isn’t ‘chasing’ Hollywood, says she has never had to ask for work

Actor Vidya Balan says working in the West is not the next or the ultimate destination for her, though she is all praise for her contemporaries Priyanka Chopra and Deepika Padukone for having broken into mainstream cinema there.

Actor Vidya Balan doesn’t think of Hollywood as an option.(Raajessh Kashyap/HT Photo)
Updated on Jul 02, 2017 04:49 PM IST
Hindustan Times | ByMonika Rawal Kukreja, New Delhi

Spoiler ahead: This guy guessed why Kattappa killed Bahubali in 2015, and he nailed it

A Quora user posted his prediction in July 2015 about why Kattappa killed Bahubali in the film and his guess was not close, but just so correct that you won’t believe it.

Bahubali: The Beginning released in July 2015 and the sequel hit the big screen only in April 2017.
Updated on Aug 15, 2019 09:38 AM IST
Hindustan Times | ByMonika Rawal Kukreja, New Delhi

Adnan Sami becomes a father, blessed with a baby girl, Medina Sami Khan

Singer Adnan Sami and wife Roya have been blessed with their first child — Medina Sami Khan — after seven years of marriage.

An elated Adnan Sami shared on social media that he always wanted to have a daughter.(Viral Bhayani)
Updated on May 10, 2017 11:43 AM IST
Hindustan Times | ByMonika Rawal Kukreja, New Delhi

Pics: Virat-Anushka spotted on lunch date; Anushka posts pic wearing Virat’s cap

Lovebirds Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma’s pictures from a lunch date are breaking the internet and giving us some major relationship goals.

Virat and Anuska were clicked outside a high end restaurant in Bengaluru and the pictures were shared by their fanclubs.
Updated on May 10, 2017 11:54 AM IST
Hindustan Times | ByMonika Rawal Kukreja, New Delhi

Nach Baliye 8: Divyanka lashes out at people for judging her relationship with Vivek

Divyanka Tripathi took on trolls on Twitter for mocking her and husband Vivek Dahiya after they failed a relationship test on the dance-reality show.

TV actors Divyanka Tripathi and Vivek Dahiya are contestants on dance-reality show Nach Baliye 8.
Updated on May 10, 2017 07:41 AM IST
Hindustan Times | ByMonika Rawal Kukreja, New Delhi

Akshay Kumar tweets photo with PM Modi, reveals what made NaMo smile

Akshay Kumar’s upcoming film, Toilet: Ek Prem Katha, is based on PM Modi’s clean India drive, popularly known as Swachh Bharat Abhiyan.

Actor Akshay Kumar shared this happy picture with PM Narendra Modi.(Twitter/akshaykumar)
Updated on May 10, 2017 03:53 PM IST
Hindustan Times | ByMonika Rawal Kukreja, New Delhi

19 years of Duplicate: Juhi Chawla reveals why she bonded with Shah Rukh Khan

Actor Juhi Chawla gets emotional talking about the day she lost her mother while shooting for Duplicate in Prague, and how co-star Shah Rukh Khan helped her through the difficult period.

After Juhi Chawla lost her mother in Prague while she was shooting for Duplicate, the shoot was cancelled and the entire crew came back to India.(HT Photo)
Updated on Jun 13, 2017 06:43 PM IST
Hindustan Times | ByMonika Rawal Kukreja, New Delhi

Nimrat Kaur: I can’t give impulsive reactions on a sensitive topic

Actor Nimrat Kaur says that it’s imperative to not react sometimes and maintain a graceful silence when you don’t know much about a topic, especially when the spotlight is on you.

Actor Nimrat Kaur won critical acclaim for her portrayal in films such as The Lunchbox and Airlift.
Updated on May 06, 2017 01:20 PM IST
Hindustan Times | ByMonika Rawal Kukreja, New Delhi

Raima Sen ready for her second innings in Bollywood, says she was on a sabbatical

Actor Raima Sen says she was focusing on Bengali films for three years and it was a small role in a Hindi film that brought her back in Bollywood.

Actor Raima Sen says that trying varied genres in Bollywood has helped her bring out her inner actor.
Published on May 05, 2017 02:58 PM IST
Hindustan Times | ByMonika Rawal Kukreja, New Delhi

Smriti Irani makes her Instagram debut with a throwback pic; guess who welcomed her?

Former TV actor Smriti Irani aka Tulsi Irani is the latest one to join Instagram and she seems to be already enjoying it.

Smriti Irani has a strong presence on Twitter with over 6 million followers.(Arun Sharma/HT Photo)
Updated on May 05, 2017 01:02 PM IST
Hindustan Times | ByMonika Rawal Kukreja, New Delhi

Swara Bhaskar calls herself an unapologetic feminist, says it’s a misunderstood term

Actor Swara Bhaskar calls feminism a way of life, says it is a positive movement and its purpose is to get equal, and not more rights for women.

Actor Swara Bhaskar says a true feminist won’t say that women are the real victims.
Updated on Jun 09, 2017 02:41 PM IST
Hindustan Times | ByMonika Rawal Kukreja, New Delhi

Soha Ali Khan on her pregnancy: Kunal and I are both clueless about parenthood

Actor Soha Ali Khan says that an experience like pregnancy is too personal and she won’t divulge too many details about it. She also wants to avoid comparisons with sister-in-law Kareena Kapoor Khan’s recent journey to motherhood.

Actor Soha Ali Khan was in Delhi recently to launch a new mineral water brand for pregnant women.(Raajessh Kashyap/HT Photo)
Updated on May 17, 2017 05:06 PM IST
Hindustan Times | ByMonika Rawal Kukreja, New Delhi

Virat Kohli, Anushka Sharma attend RCB 10-year celebration together

Earlier on Wednesday, Virat and Anushka were snapped at Mumbai airport, as they headed for Bengaluru.

Virat Kohli accompanied by girlfriend Anushka Sharma at RCB 10-year celebration.
Updated on May 11, 2017 08:46 PM IST
Hindustan Times | ByMonika Rawal Kukreja, New Delhi

Mandira Bedi: Production houses are churning out shows like a factory

Actor Mandira Bedi feels that show-makers nowadays are dependent on ratings and accordingly they decide whether to continue with the same track in a daily soap or change it.

Actor Mandira Bedi played the lead role in 1994 daily soap Shaanti.
Updated on May 03, 2017 04:45 PM IST
Hindustan Times | ByMonika Rawal Kukreja, New Delhi

Vidya Balan: I choose characters for the irresistible power they exude

Actor Vidya Balan, who recently starred in Begum Jaan, says that women always feel a bit awkward about being successful and powerful and that makes her very angry ; adds that she wanted a role that would help her express that anger.

Actor Vidya Balan is the lead in Srijit Mukherji’s film Begum Jaan, remake of the Bengali film Rajkahini.(Waseem Gashroo/Hindustan Times)
Updated on May 05, 2017 02:58 PM IST
Hindustan Times | ByMonika Rawal Kukreja, New Delhi

Bharat Ke Veer website on Akshay Kumar’s idea flooded with donations for Sukma martyrs

Ever since the information of martyred CRPF soldiers was updated on the website by the Home Ministry, it witnessed a flurry of action.

Actor Akshay Kumar warned people on twitter against fraud websites and apps on the lines of Bharat Ke Veer.
Updated on Apr 28, 2017 06:18 PM IST
Hindustan Times | ByMonika Rawal Kukreja, New Delhi

Rishi Kapoor on Vinod Khanna’s funeral: Stars wait for fashion parade at prayer meet

Vinod Khanna’s Amar Akbar Anthony co-star Rishi Kapoor is angry that no actor from this generation made it to Khanna’s funeral on Thursday, also says it was heartbreaking that none of his leading ladies came.

Actor Rishi Kapoor clarified that Ranbir is out of the country, otherwise he would have attended Vinod Khanna’s funeral.
Updated on Jun 05, 2017 06:13 PM IST
ByMonika Rawal Kukreja, New Delhi

Angad Bedi kicked about working with Salman Khan in Tiger Zinda Hai

Actor Angad Bedi, who will share screen space with Salman Khan in the sequel of Ek Tha Tiger, says that the film Pink has been a turning point in his acting career.

Actor Angad Bedi will start shooting for the second schedule of Ali Abbas Zafar’s film Tiger Zinda Hai in Abu Dhabi.
Published on Apr 27, 2017 06:24 PM IST
Hindustan Times | ByMonika Rawal Kukreja, New Delhi

What made Deepika Padukone change three flights and travel for 22 hours?

Actor Deepika Padukone was shooting for her Hollywood film when Dinesh Vijan called her to shoot for a song in his directorial debut.

Actor Deepika Padukone has worked with Dinesh Vijan in films such as Love Aaj Kal (2009) and Cocktail (2012), both of which he produced.(Prasad Naik)
Updated on Apr 27, 2017 05:52 PM IST
Hindustan Times | ByMonika Rawal Kukreja, New Delhi

Vinod Khanna died on the same date as friend Feroz Khan, of the same disease

Actor Rishi Kapoor tweeted that the two actors, who worked together in three films, died of Cancer on the same date.

Actors Feroz Khan and Vinod Khanna gave the biggest success together—1980 film Qurbani.(Sanjay Gupta)
Updated on Apr 27, 2017 05:08 PM IST
Hindustan Times | ByMonika Rawal Kukreja, New Delhi

10 yrs of Ta Ra Rum Pum: Ali Haaji remembers learning diction from Saif Ali Khan

Actor Ali Haaji shares how being a part of a film like Ta Ra Rum Pum (2007) — starring Saif Ali Khan and Rani Mukerji — was a dream come true for him.

Ali Haaji played Aamir Khan and Kajol’s on-screen son in Fanaa (2006) before he shot for Ta Ra Rum Pum (2007).
Updated on Jun 13, 2017 06:43 PM IST
Hindustan Times | ByMonika Rawal Kukreja, New Delhi
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