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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

10 yrs of Ta Ra Rum Pum: Angelina Idnani recalls fun with ‘Saif uncle and Rani di’

Angelina Idnani — Saif Ali Khan and Rani Mukerji’s on-screen daughter in Ta Ra Rum Pum — reminisces fun moments from shooting for the 2007 film.

Angelina Idnani’s character was called ‘Princess’ in Ta Ra Rum Pum (2007).
Updated on Jun 13, 2017 06:43 PM IST
Hindustan Times | ByMonika Rawal Kukreja, New Delhi

Sona Mohapatra on Sonakshi Sinha: Win your place under the arc lights on merit

After being blocked by actor Sonakshi Sinha on Twitter, musician Sona Mohapatra tells us why she posted such angry tweets about a film star being picked to perform at the Justin Bieber concert.

Sona Mohapatra said that she would refuse to ‘open’ for Justin Bieber even if she was paid truckloads.
Updated on Jun 05, 2017 06:17 PM IST
Hindustan Times | ByMonika Rawal Kukreja, New Delhi

Sonakshi Sinha blocks Sona Mohapatra on Twitter: All you need to know about the fight

Musician Sona Mohapatra went on a Twitter rant on learning that actor Sonakshi Sinha would be performing at the Justin Bieber India concert. Here’s what followed...

Musician Sona Mohapatra said that she would refuse to ‘open’ for Justin Bieber even if she was paid truckloads.
Updated on Jun 05, 2017 06:15 PM IST
Hindustan Times | ByMonika Rawal Kukreja, New Delhi

Dangal actor Sanya Malhotra doesn’t care about people comparing her to Fatima Shaikh

Actor Sanya Malhotra says that she is in no hurry to sign films hence, there is no competition between the actor and her Dangal co-star Fatima Shaikh, who has already signed films.

Actor Sanya Malhotra has recently taught Aamir Khan dance steps for his upcoming film, Secret Superstar.
Updated on Jun 10, 2017 04:33 PM IST
Hindustan Times | ByMonika Rawal Kukreja, New Delhi

Sushant-Parineeti remark row: Are celebs meant to know it all, on every topic?

Actors Sushant Singh Rajput and Parineeti Chopra refused to comment on the Kulbhushan Jhadav case. Is it fair to expect public figures to have a view on all burning topics? We find out.

At a promotional event for his film, actor Sushant Singh Rajput asked why it’s important for an actor to know about every issue.(Hindustan Times)
Updated on May 14, 2017 11:32 AM IST
Hindustan Times | ByMonika Rawal Kukreja, New Delhi

Ronit Roy on sports biopics: Filmmakers tend to use and dry out that avenue

Actor Ronit Roy says that it’s the nature of the film industry; when a certain kind of film works, filmmakers tend to milk that opportunity to its best.

Ronit Roy will share screen space with Amitabh Bachchan in Sarkar 3.
Published on Apr 25, 2017 03:55 PM IST
Hindustan Times | ByMonika Rawal Kukreja, New Delhi

Happy Birthday Varun Dhawan: Check out the actor’s hottest photos

Varun Dhawan, who turns 30 today, is an absolute gym freak and fans can’t get enough of his shirtless pictures that he posts on his Instagram page. Take a look.

Actor Varun Dhawan will be next seen in his father, David Dhawan’s film Judwaa 2.
Updated on Apr 24, 2017 03:59 PM IST
Hindustan Times | ByMonika Rawal Kukreja, New Delhi

Actor Esha Deol pregnant, due to deliver later this year

After actors Soha Ali Khan and Kunal Kemmu announced that they are going to be parents, it’s been reported that actor Esha Deol and husband Bharat Takhtani are expecting their first child.

Actor Esha Deol and businessman Bharat Takhtani fell in love while she was shooting for Hema Malini’s directorial Tell Me O Kkhuda (2011).(Yogen Shah)
Updated on May 17, 2017 05:06 PM IST
Hindustan Times | ByMonika Rawal Kukreja, New Delhi

Esha Gupta had an awkward fan moment in Dubai after a fashion show

The Jannat 2 (2012) actor was stalked by a crazy fan who followed her to the ladies washroom just to get a picture with her.

Actor Esha Gupta was recently in Dubai to walk the ramp for designer duo Anjalee and Arjun Kapoor .
Updated on Apr 23, 2017 05:55 PM IST
Hindustan Times | ByMonika Rawal Kukreja, New Delhi

‘Why should I want to divorce Babita?’ asks Randhir Kapoor about his estranged wife

Actor Randhir Kapoor says that his wife Babita is still ‘crucial’ to his life and neither of them plans to remarry, so divorce is out of the question. The Kapoor clan came together recently to celebrate Babita’s 70th birthday.

The Kapoor clan celebrated Babita’s 70th birthday recently, and it was a perfect family get-together.
Updated on Apr 22, 2017 06:18 PM IST
Hindustan Times | ByMonika Rawal Kukreja, New Delhi

Priyanka Chopra, Deepika Padukone are my seniors, wrong to compare us: Huma Qureshi

Actor Huma Qureshi never felt that just because everyone is doing films in Hollywood, she should also make a go for it.

Actor Huma Qureshi says that she won’t work in a Hollywood film just for the sake of it.(Instagram/iamhumaq)
Updated on Jun 09, 2017 05:23 PM IST
Hindustan Times | ByMonika Rawal Kukreja, New Delhi

Humsafar singer Akhil Sachdeva wants to recreate his favourite Kishore Kumar songs

Delhi-based singer Akhil Sachdeva, who made his Bollywood music debut with Badrinath Ki Dulhaniya, feels that there’s nothing wrong with reinventing classics for new films.

Singer Akhil Sachdeva says that people who say they don’t like remixes are the ones who listen to them on a loop.
Published on Apr 22, 2017 05:52 PM IST
Hindustan Times | ByMonika Rawal Kukreja, New Delhi

We are pregnant: Soha Ali Khan and Kunal Kemmu ready to welcome their first child

It’ll be interesting to see whether Soha, too, will follow the footsteps of her sister-in-law Kareena and make stylish appearances through her pregnancy.

Kunal Kemmu and Soha Ali Khan got married on January 25, 2015.(Prodip Guha)
Updated on May 17, 2017 05:06 PM IST
Hindustan Times | ByMonika Rawal Kukreja, New Delhi

Sunny Leone on social media trolls: Blocking haters is a fast way to shut them up

Actor Sunny Leone says that she has learnt to use social media in a positive way. She also refrains from reacting when anyone takes a jibe at her, as filmmaker Ram Gopal Varma recently did.

Actor Sunny Leone is quite active on social media platforms such as Twitter and Instagram.(Hindustan Times)
Updated on May 13, 2017 08:44 AM IST
Hindustan Times | ByMonika Rawal Kukreja, New Delhi

Om Puri’s wife Nandita livid at ghost video, calls Pak news anchor ‘a joker’

Late actor Om Puri’s wife Nandita Puri calls the ghost video “disgraceful”, says Pakistani news anchor “Aamir Liaquat has survived a lot of these cheap thrills earlier too”.

Nandita Puri, wife of late Om Puri, says that the ghost video doing the rounds is scripted and she knows the people who are behind it.(Viral Bhayani)
Updated on Apr 24, 2017 04:26 PM IST
Hindustan Times | ByMonika Rawal Kukreja, New Delhi

Prem Chopra: Whenever I appeared on screen, people knew I would create problem

Veteran actor Prem Chopra says that his image preceded him whenever he appeared onscreen, so his negative character didn’t need much context setting.

Actor Prem Chopra played a negative role in the 1973 film Bobby starring Dimple Kapadia and Rishi Kapoor.(HT Photo)
Updated on Apr 18, 2017 05:59 PM IST
Hindustan Times | ByMonika Rawal Kukreja, New Delhi

Film industry stands divided on Sonu Nigam’s tweets about azaan

Singer Sonu Nigam’s tweets attacking religious sentiments have angered his fans and followers. Here’s what industry people have to say about Nigam’s take on “forced religiousness”.

Singer Sonu Nigam has landed himself in trouble after he his controversial tweets sparked a fresh row on Twitter.(Prodip Guha)
Updated on Apr 26, 2017 09:59 AM IST
Hindustan Times | ByMonika Rawal Kukreja & Shreya Mukherjee, New Delhi

Karishma Tanna on Sanjay Dutt biopic: Hopefully, it’ll give me more recognition

Having bagged a cameo in Rajkumar Hirani’s biopic on actor Sanjay Dutt, Karishma Tanna says she will ensure that she makes the most of this opportunity.

Actor Karishma Tanna starred in the sex-comedy Grand Masti (2013).
Updated on Jul 01, 2017 05:13 PM IST
Hindustan Times | ByMonika Rawal Kukreja, New Delhi

Hrithik’s fangirl Angela Krislinzki hits out at rumours about her cosmetic surgery

Angela Krislinzki aka Annie is the same girl who was in season one of the reality show Splitsvilla; she looks completely different now from how she looked back then. How did this happen? Angela tells us all.

Angela Krislinzki refutes rumours that she has undergone skin and eye surgeries to look the way she does now.
Updated on Apr 15, 2017 04:27 PM IST
Hindustan Times | ByMonika Rawal Kukreja, New Delhi
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