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Bhaag Milkha Bhaag and other Bollywood films that goofed-up with facts

Goof-ups include the use of the current flag of South Africa rather than the Apartheid-era South African national flag which was used during the time depicted in the film (1950s), and Farhan singing the song Nanha munna rahi hoon while wooing Sonam Kapoor...

Updated on Jul 31, 2013 12:07 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, New Delhi

People have already forgotten the floods: Shekhar Kapoor

Renowned director Shekhar Kapoor says that the current political system can’t cater to the needs of India’s huge population.

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Updated on Jul 27, 2013 01:35 AM IST
Hindustan Times | BySamarth Goyal Samarth Goyal, New Delhi

Be proud of song & dance in films: Roland Emmerich

Hollywood director Roland Emmerich, who is known for films such as 2012 (2009), The Day After Tomorrow (2004) and Independence Day (1996), feels that Indians should be proud of the use of song and dance in Bollywood.

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Updated on Jul 20, 2013 01:28 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, New Delhi

Football is still coming up here: Gary Pallister

Former English defender and Manchester United legend, Gary Pallister, who visited the Capital recently, feels that India is on the right path to find some world class talent in the world of football.

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Updated on Jul 17, 2013 02:46 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, New Delhi

Reuniting for a good cause

While alumni from different colleges usually meet and greet each other, Association of Hindu College Hostel Alumni (AHHA) not only organises meets for old friends to remember their old days, but also work towards an objective that helps the society.

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Updated on Jul 15, 2013 12:57 AM IST
Hindustan Times | BySamarth Goyal and Sakshi Dubey, New Delhi

Now, biscuits named after actor

One has heard of perfumes being named after stars. But biscuits too have entered the domain

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Updated on Jul 15, 2013 12:57 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, New Delhi

Sachin and Dhoni are my favourites: Gary Andrew Pallister

Former English footballer and Manchester United legend Gary Andrew Pallister, who visited the Capital on Tuesday, feels Indian cricketers are an example of the country’s progress.

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Updated on Jul 11, 2013 02:23 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, New Delhi

I wanted to be an IAS officer: Yami Gautam

The 24-year-old actor, who shot to fame with Vicky Donor, says she had never thought of getting into Bollywood

Updated on Jul 10, 2013 01:11 AM IST
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DU the heartbreaker

The sky-high first cut-offs in Delhi University cause a big low for young aspirants, who can’t hold back their heartbreak.

Updated on Jun 28, 2013 02:42 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, New Delhi

Technological advancements made in music

Celebrated every year on June 21, World Music Day was conceptualised to encourage people to play and share music world over. While the concept first emerged in the US in 1976, it was officially adopted by France as Fête de la Musique (World Music Day) in 1982.

Updated on Jun 21, 2013 12:57 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, New Delhi

I don’t give a hang about what people say: Sonam Kapoor

Actor Sonam Kapoor has always been noticed more for her classy sartorial choices, than her work in Bollywood films. And when the style diva landed up for a photoshoot to promote her latest flick, Raanjhaana, with...

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Updated on Jun 18, 2013 01:35 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, New Delhi

Indian fans jump, sing along: Ron ‘Bumblefoot’ Thal

The lead guitarist of American rock band Guns ‘N’ Roses, Ron ‘Bumblefoot’ Thal, who will be performing in the Capital today, says he absolutely loves performing in India, thanks to the gusto in the crowd.

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Updated on Jun 14, 2013 12:51 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, New Delhi

The billion dollar babies of Hollywood

There has been much talk of the Rs.100 crore club in Bollywood. Now here’s a look at five Hollywood films that made billion dollars in the last one year

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Updated on Jun 09, 2013 12:42 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, New Delhi

Prasoon Joshi on what influence his lyrics

For lyricist Prasoon Joshi, understanding the script of a film is most important before he begins to pen down the lyrics of its songs. Joshi, who wrote the songs of the upcoming film, Bhaag Milkha Bhaag, the music of which is by Son records, says...

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Updated on Jun 07, 2013 12:39 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, New Delhi

Obviously, we are shocked: Shilpa Shetty

As Shilpa Shetty’s husband gets embroiled in the match-fixing controversy, the 40-year-old actor chooses to play safe herself. Shilpa and her husband Raj Kundra are co-owners of the T20 cricket team, Rajasthan Royals, and Kundra was on Wednesday morning quizzed by the special cell of Delhi Police in association with the spot-fixing scandal.

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Updated on Jun 06, 2013 12:57 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, New Delhi

Grumpy goes to Hollywood

Grumpy cat, on whom a popular internet meme is based, has earned a movie deal. The production house behind comedy films like Paul Blart Mall Cop and the Adam Sandler movie Jack and Jill, has optioned the rights to make a film based on the grumpy cat and its famous one liners, which are a sarcastic take on society.

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Published on Jun 02, 2013 01:03 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, New Delhi

I am still the same: Aditya Roy Kapur

Bollywood actor, Aditya Roy Kapoor, who visited the HT City Office on Monday says that the success of his film Aashiqui 2 hasn’t changed him. The 27-year-old actor who will be seen in the upcoming film...

Updated on May 29, 2013 10:24 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, New Delhi

‘I said yes for Ranbir’

Actor Deepika Padukone, who will be seen with former boyfriend Ranbir Kapoor in the upcoming film, Yeh Jawani Hai Deewani, says that the Rockstar was one of the reasons why she signed the film.

Updated on May 28, 2013 10:09 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By

Ranbir Kapoor was a reason why Deepika Padukone signed YJHD

"When I agreed to do the film I had not read the script, but I had faith on Ayan and working with Ranbir was the other reasons why I said yes to the film," says actor Deepika Padukone.

Updated on May 28, 2013 01:28 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, New Delhi

I would’ve made a different Life of Pi: M Night Shyamalan

"When I was approached to do the film, I wanted more time. The production house wanted me to do it right away, but I’m sure they had their reasons. It took them six years to find another director," says the Hollywood director in a candid chat with HT.

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Updated on May 27, 2013 03:42 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, New Delhi

T20 league and controversies

The T-20 league, a heady cocktail of cricket and glamour, has also been the centre of controversies

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Updated on May 18, 2013 01:02 AM IST
Hindustan Times | BySamarth Goyal & Sahil Magoo

Fukrey music launched on horsebacks

While producers Farhan Akhtar and Ritesh Sidhwani entered the college on bicycles, the four protagonists of Fukrey, Pulkit Samrat, Manjot Singh, Ali Fazal and Varun Sharma made a grand entry on horsebacks.

Updated on May 16, 2013 12:55 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, New Delhi

I set my own benchmark: Preity Zinta

Actor Preity Zinta, who is in the thick of cricketing action thanks to her status as co-owner of a T20 team since 2008, says that she likes to take risks, and that not many female actors in Bollywood would dare to chuck a career in films for cricket.

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Updated on May 11, 2013 01:04 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, New Delhi

As a musician you have a social responsibility : Palash Sen

Actor, doctor and singer, Palash Sen, who will be performing in the Capital tomorrow, says that musicians in India don’t experiment much. The singer gets chatty about the Indian music scene while his band gears up to perform at the Raag Rang Festival.

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Updated on May 10, 2013 12:46 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, New Delhi

I am not dating Varun: Alia Bhatt

Actor Alia Bhatt, who was rumoured to be dating her Student of the Year co star Varun Dhawan, has rubbished the reports. The actress says that the two are just friends and that's the end of it.

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Updated on May 09, 2013 09:51 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, New Delhi

Celebrating women on celluloid

With an intention to celebrate the many roles a woman plays in her life, European Union, on the occasion of completing 50 years of India-European relations, is hosting the 18th European Film Festival centred on the theme ‘Celebrating Women’.

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Updated on May 06, 2013 02:24 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By

Singing in tune with Goa

After creating a buzz with its quirky dialouges, the music of Go Goa Gone, composed by the duo Sachin- Jigar, is now making noise.

Updated on May 01, 2013 02:10 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, New Delhi

Celebrating mother Earth

Films, quizzes, rock concert and more...Here’s how you can be a part of the Earth Day Celebrations, an event marked world over

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Updated on Apr 22, 2013 01:46 AM IST
Hindustan Times | ByUsama Sulaiman and Samarth Goyal, New Delhi

Groove to electro-metal with Frequency

If you’re a fan of electronic metal, Delhi-based band Frequency may be a good bet for the ears. They are all geared to put up a promising show for all those following the genre. “Our electronic grooves are what, I think, set us apart.

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Updated on Apr 20, 2013 02:04 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, New Delhi

Time to ‘Smile’ for a cause

With a two-fold aim of promoting Delhi talent and spreading a social message, Fever 104 FM’s popular RJ Khurrafati Nitin has decided to turn filmmaker.

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Updated on Apr 19, 2013 02:59 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, New Delhi
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