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From Parineeta to SKSE: five shades of Vidya Balan, the wife on screen

It's not the first time Vidya Balan is facing Shaadi Ke Side Effects on silver screen. Before playing a nagging wife Trisha in Saket Chaudhary's upcoming film, Vidya Balan has portrayed the role of a married woman several times in the past.

Updated on Feb 27, 2014 04:56 PM IST
Hindustantimes.com | ByParmita Uniyal, New Delhi

Happy Birthday Shahid Kapoor: his top 5 makeovers

Shahid Kapoor might not be the king of Bollywood as yet, but he's definitely the Rs 100 cr (R...) Rajkumar he had always aspired to become. As the actor turns 33 today, we take a look at his top five makeovers.

Updated on Feb 25, 2014 07:23 PM IST
Hindustantimes.com | ByParmita Uniyal, New Delhi

Movie review: Alia Bhatt, Randeep Hooda's Highway is bumpy yet enjoyable

Imtiaz Ali's Highway will not give you an adrenaline rush, but a serene feeling that stays with you long after the film is over. Alia Bhatt, who's still the student of Bollywood, has the makings of a superstar.

Updated on Feb 21, 2014 03:13 PM IST
Hindustantimes.com | ByParmita Uniyal, New Delhi

Emraan Hashmi goes scary and bald in Mr X

Emraan Hashmi has gone for an extreme makeover in his next Mr X. To be directed by Vikram Bhatt, Mr X tells the tale of an invisible cop. But why has he shaved his head?

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Updated on Feb 18, 2014 04:49 PM IST
Hindustantimes.com | ByParmita Uniyal, New Delhi

Movie review: Gunday is few notches short of a one-time watch

There is bromance, romance, revenge, and spicy dialoguebaazi. In short, all the 'sholay' to light up a Bollywood bonfire. What Gunday does not have is soul and enough glue to keep the moviegoer going through the length of the movie.

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Updated on Feb 15, 2014 07:10 PM IST
Hindustantimes.com | ByParmita Uniyal, New Delhi

Why Gunday will be a sure shot winner at box office

It's a Valentine's Day release, yet it's not a rom-com. Ali Abbas Zafar's Gunday has all the right ingredients to cook up a masala blockbuster. We give you five reasons to go for this movie on V-Day.

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Updated on Feb 13, 2014 01:39 AM IST
Hindustantimes.com | ByParmita Uniyal, New Delhi

Bigg Boss 8 wishlist: who'll replace Salman Khan?

Salman Khan and Bigg Boss had a perfect affair for four consecutive years, but much to the heartbreak of his fans, Salman stated on record that this might be his last season. So, who'll replace him on the show? Here's our wishlist.

Updated on Feb 11, 2014 03:30 PM IST
Hindustantimes.com | ByParmita Uniyal, New Delhi

Parineeti Chopra: the real life drama queen

She's a star minus pretences, and a heroine high on drama. Yes, we are talking about Parineeti Chopra who by her own admission is a drama queen in real life and doesn't believe in taking life seriously.

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Updated on Feb 05, 2014 11:51 AM IST
Hindustantimes.com | ByParmita Uniyal, New Delhi

Movie review: Jai Ho is strictly for Salman Khan fans

You certainly don't watch a Salman Khan movie for logic or a powerful story, you watch it for Salman Khan. The film does full justice to his fans' expectations.

Updated on Jan 24, 2014 07:19 PM IST
Hindustantimes.com | ByParmita Uniyal, New Delhi

Why Salman's Jai Ho might not be a winner

Salman Khan has been the undisputed king of Bollywood ever since Dabangg hit the theatres in 2010. While his star power has ruled over content in his recent films, we wonder if the same will happen with Jai Ho?

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Updated on Jan 23, 2014 06:37 PM IST
Hindustantimes.com | ByParmita Uniyal, New Delhi

Movie review: Miss Lovely will make you uncomfortable

Ashim Ahluwalia's Miss Lovely has everything that a Bollywood audience does not have an appetite for. Bollywood has delved into the 'dark lanes' of parallel cinema many times before, but it is probably for the first time that these dark lanes actually stink, writes Parmita Uniyal.

Updated on Jan 17, 2014 06:32 PM IST
Hindustantimes.com | ByParmita Uniyal, New Delhi

I'm not here to give only good performances: Nawazuddin Siddiqui

The actor admits people will find his performance below par in Miss Lovely. He also says the script of the film scared him initially with its complexity. How exactly did he go about this experimental movie? Siddiqui tells Parmita Uniyal.

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Updated on Jan 17, 2014 01:56 AM IST
Hindustan Times | ByParmita Uniyal, New Delhi

I don't expect Miss Lovely to do well in India: director Ashim Ahluwalia

Ashim Ahluwalia grew up watching Bollywood films. Despite this early education, director of Miss Lovely brings very non-Bollywood sensibilities to his films. As the film releases this weekend, Ashim avers the Indian audience is not ready for his kind of cinema yet.

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Updated on Jan 15, 2014 04:53 PM IST
Hindustantimes.com | ByParmita Uniyal, New Delhi

New song: Parineeti-Siddharth's 'shuddh' Punjabi romance

You can dance to this one at a wedding function. Punjabi Wedding Song (yes that's what the track is called) from Hasee to Phasee has Parineeti Chopra and Sidharth Malhotra shaking a leg to a mix of English and Punjabi lyrics.

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Updated on Jan 10, 2014 02:37 PM IST
Hindustantimes.com | ByParmita Uniyal, New Delhi

Hrithik Roshan: how the loverboy transformed into a super-actor

He made a promising debut as a loverboy with Kaho Naa Pyaar Hai and soon became a method actor to reckon with. His knack for choosing diverse roles has landed him some successful films. On his 40th birthday, we assess the actor's career strategy.

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Updated on Jan 10, 2014 03:29 PM IST
Hindustantimes.com | ByParmita Uniyal, New Delhi

Movie review: Madhuri Dixit makes a scintillating comeback with Dedh Ishqiya

Expectations were sky high from Abhishek Chaubey's second directorial venture Dedh Ishqiya. The film not only has a strong screenplay, rib-tickling dialogues and taut editing, it also has some superb performances.

Updated on Jan 10, 2014 11:36 AM IST
Hindustantimes.com | ByParmita Uniyal, New Delhi

Top 10 performers of 2013: Deepika Padukone tops the list

While Deepika Padukone emerged as the strongest performer this year with four big hits, Hrithik Roshan and Shah Rukh Khan delivered 200-cr money spinners. Farhan Akhtar entered the A-league this year with his author-backed performance. Check out this year's best actors.

Updated on Dec 30, 2013 12:42 PM IST
Hindustantimes.com | ByParmita Uniyal, New Delhi

2013: Bollywood fascination for making sequels grows

Bollywood's love for sequels got a fillip this year with five out of 10 of them hitting the bull's eye at the BO, many making it to Rs 200 cr club. The trend shows no sign of slowing down.

Updated on Dec 28, 2013 06:47 PM IST
Hindustantimes.com | ByParmita Uniyal, New Delhi

Sexist remarks at IIT Bombay fest land Palash Sen in trouble

Euphoria’s Palash Sen has landed in controversy after a blog alleged he made sexist comments at IIT Bombay’s fest. The singer clears the air about comments such as “women are for beauty, men for intelligence”.

Updated on Dec 24, 2013 07:50 AM IST
Hindustantimes.com | ByParmita Uniyal, New Delhi

Ram-leela: what's new and what's not

There are some things you expect in a Bhansali film. Ram-leela, however, has many fresh features. Here's listing five elements that were unique to the treatment of Ram-leela and five which the director decided to borrow from his previous films:

Updated on Nov 15, 2013 06:31 PM IST
Hindustantimes.com | ByParmita Uniyal, New Delhi

Movie review: Bhansali's Ram-leela is his best ever, say critics

Sanjay Leela Bhansali returns with a bang as he elicits brilliant performances from his lead stars Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh. The couple's palpable chemistry is to watch out for, feel critics. What's new, what's not

Updated on Nov 15, 2013 06:50 PM IST
Hindustantimes.com | ByParmita Uniyal, New Delhi

Movie review: Krrish 3 entertains, but lacks originality

The much-awaited Diwali film is an entertaining mix of spectacle and human-scale drama, but would have been better had it been a tad more original. Hrithik Roshan is brilliant in his double role and Kangana upstages the film’s lead actress Priyanka, say critics.

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Updated on Nov 01, 2013 04:22 PM IST
Hindustantimes.com | ByParmita Uniyal, New Delhi

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan's top 40 quotes on her birthday

Aishwarya Rai turns 40 today. Ash rose to fame after winning Miss World pageant. She has done some memorable roles in films like Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam, Guru, Chokher Bali and Devdas. Here are the actor's 40 best quotes.

Updated on Nov 01, 2013 12:35 PM IST
Hindustantimes.com | ByParmita Uniyal, New Delhi

Dhoom:3 trailer low on freshness quotient, high on star power

Dhoom:3 trailer starring Aamir Khan, Katrina Kaif, Abhishek Bachchan and Uday Chopra is out! While the promo showcases some excellent stunts by Khan and brilliant acrobatics by Kaif, at some point, you get bored of the chase drama.

Updated on Oct 31, 2013 11:45 AM IST
Hindustantimes.com | ByParmita Uniyal, New Delhi

Satya brand name will not help Satya 2, says Ram Gopal Varma

The director, who's known to make gangster and horror movies is also geared up to delve into a whole set of new genres - adventure comedy, love stories and relationship dramas. What's more? After Satya 2, RGV is ready with a martial arts film.

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Updated on Oct 30, 2013 06:10 PM IST
Hindustantimes.com | ByParmita Uniyal, New Delhi

Karan Johar gears up for Koffee with Karan

Director Karan Johar will be back with the fourth season of Koffee with Karan on December 1 and has just wrapped up the shooting for the popular show's promo.

Updated on Oct 26, 2013 02:13 PM IST
Hindustantimes.com | ByParmita Uniyal, New Delhi

Ranbir Kapoor's Besharam headed to be a hit

Ranbir Kapoor might not be a Bollywood Dabangg as yet, but he is definitely a Rockstar who has just turned Besharam. With Abhinav Kashyap's film hitting the theatres on a holiday, we wonder if the film has the right ingredients for a box office success.

Updated on Oct 01, 2013 06:50 PM IST
Hindustantimes.com | ByParmita Uniyal, New Delhi

Ranbir Kapoor dying to play a villain post Besharam

He has played a romantic, an underdog, a deaf and mute guy, a politician and now the actor is playing a car thief in Abhinav Kashayp's Besharam. What he has not played is a villain and the actor says he's dying to play one.

Updated on Oct 01, 2013 05:27 PM IST
Hindustantimes.com | ByParmita Uniyal, New Delhi

Deepika Padukone paints the town red in new Ramleela song

The song Nagada Sang Dhol Baaje seems to take the narrative forward in the film. Deepika Padukone is openly announcing her love for Ranveer, while Supriya Pathak looks upset with her.

Updated on Oct 01, 2013 04:55 PM IST
Hindustantimes.com | ByParmita Uniyal, New Delhi

Bullett Raja trailer review: Saif Ali Khan nails it as a rustic gangster

Saif Ali Khan perfected the rustic act in Omkara and got his stunts right in action movie Race 2. In Bullett Raja, he combines both acts. Does he succeed? Check out the trailer inside.

Updated on Oct 01, 2013 03:28 AM IST
Hindustantimes.com | ByParmita Uniyal, New Delhi
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