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Sweta Kaushal has 13 years of experience covering Bollywood and regional movies, TV shows, national current affairs and social issues.

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Akshay Kumar showcases canine chemistry in It's Entertainment trailer

Going by the first trailer, debutant director-duo Sajid-Farhad seem to have come up with a well-cooked masala movie. The film also stars Tamannah Bhatia, Mithun Chakraborty, Prakash Raj, Krushna Abhishek and Sonu Sood.

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Updated on May 21, 2014 01:38 AM IST
Hindustan Times | BySweta Kaushal, New Delhi

Movie review: Mastram is a confused film

Rahul Bagga (last seen in Luv Shuv Tey Chicken Khurranna) makes his solo Bollywood debut with debutante director Akhilesh Jaiswal's Mastram. The film is neither the protagonist and porn-writer's biography nor about the death of one's dreams.

Updated on May 10, 2014 06:50 PM IST
Hindustan Times | BySweta Kaushal, New Delhi

Mothers' Day special: TVF shows even God needs a mom

The Viral Fever, best known for their spoof Bollywood Aam Admi, has come up with an ode to moms this Mothers' Day. Here's a cocktail of emotions and some fun.

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Updated on May 09, 2014 02:48 PM IST
Hindustan Times | BySweta Kaushal, New Delhi

Mastram writer isn't a lech: Rahul Bagga

Rahul Bagga makes his solo debut with director Akhilesh Jaiswal's Mastram. Talking to Hindustan Times, the actor says the film is not about porn, but the writer and his life.

Updated on May 08, 2014 03:12 PM IST
Hindustan Times | BySweta Kaushal, New Delhi

WATCH: Rannvijay Singha bachelors' party in Goa

After treating his fans with videos leading up to his marriage with Priyanka Vohra, Rannvijay Singha has now uploaded footage of his bachelors' party in Goa.

Updated on May 06, 2014 05:23 PM IST
Hindustan Times | BySweta Kaushal, New Delhi

Watch trailer: Citylights promises high-paced drama

After Shahid, the National Award winning jodi of Rajkummar Rao and Hansal Mehta is back with another fast-paced thriller. The first trailer of Citylights is promising. WATCH HERE

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Updated on May 03, 2014 03:10 PM IST
Hindustan Times | BySweta Kaushal, New Delhi

Movie Review: Kya Dilli Kya Lahore's poetic optimism will stay with you for long

Vijay Raaz's directorial debut Kya Dilli Kya Lahore may be a slow film but you can still watch it for Gulzar's poetry, performances of Vijay Raaz and Manu Rishi and its amazing climax.

Updated on May 05, 2014 09:51 AM IST
Hindustan Times | BySweta Kaushal, New Delhi

Kya Dilli Kya Lahore abuses all abuses used for Indo-Pak issue: Vijay Raaz

With Kya Dilli Kya Lahore, talented actor Vijay Raaz makes his foray into direction. The film deals with partition in a sensitive manner and has been presented by Gulzar. Raaz and film's writer-actor Manu Rishi on films and life.

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Updated on May 01, 2014 03:17 PM IST
Hindustan Times | BySweta Kaushal, New Delhi

Why Ram Gopal Varma does not vote

On Tuesday, Ram Gopal Varma shared a video promoting the right to vote. On Wednesday, he wrote on Twitter he does not vote and then squarely blamed the government for it. We asked the director what's his problem.

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Updated on Apr 30, 2014 04:29 PM IST
Hindustan Times | BySweta Kaushal, New Delhi

WATCH: Salman Khan, Akshay Kumar groove to Fugly beats

The much awaited title track from Fugly sees Salman Khan and Akshay Kumar grooving along with boxer Vijender Singh. Always wanted to understand the term Fugly? Here's your chance.

Updated on May 01, 2014 09:49 AM IST
Hindustan Times | BySweta Kaushal, New Delhi

Twitter trolls: Did you read Tiger Shroff as Tiger ripoff?

Even as he gears up for his Bollywood debut, Heropanti (May 23), Tiger Shroff is already creating a buzz. From funny jokes to nasty digs, tweets on Tiger Shroff have made him trend for the second day on Twitter.

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Updated on Apr 29, 2014 03:43 PM IST
Hindustan Times | BySweta Kaushal, New Delhi

First poster out: Akshay Kumar plays a Sikh again for Singh is Bling

The first poster of Akshay Kumar-starrer Singh is Bling is out and the look does justice to the film's name. So, take out your sunglasses, the star is getting all 'blingy'.

Updated on Apr 29, 2014 06:39 PM IST
Hindustan Times | BySweta Kaushal, New Delhi

Kapil Sharma beats Shah Rukh Khan on Facebook

One is Bollywood's badshah while the other is TV star of sizable following. One is the master of blockbusters while the other is making inroads into Bollywood. Yet, on Facebook, Kapil Sharma has left SRK behind.

Updated on Apr 28, 2014 06:01 PM IST
Hindustan Times | BySweta Kaushal, New Delhi

Nothing wrong, no political agenda: Kapil Sharma explains Narendra Modi tweet

Comedian Kapil Sharma certainly didn't see this coming. A Modi tweet that he shared has created much noise on Twitter. Modi wrote Rahul Gandhi's 'comic speeches' might force Kapil Sharma to 'shut shop'.

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Updated on May 08, 2014 05:32 PM IST
Hindustan Times | BySweta Kaushal, New Delhi

Of course, Samrat will remind you of Sherlock: Rajeev Khandelwal

In a conversation with Hindustan Times, the actor alongwith with his co-star Madalsa Sharma, talks about his next release, Samrat & Co and whether or not it is Benedict Cumberbatch's Sherlock rip-off.

Updated on Apr 25, 2014 03:06 PM IST
Hindustan Times | BySweta Kaushal, New Delhi

Top 5 Shakespeare quotes that are common phrases

As we celebrate 450th birth anniversary of William Shakespeare, here's a list of top five quotes that have become a part of our daily parlance.

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Updated on Apr 23, 2014 04:49 PM IST
Hindustan Times | BySweta Kaushal, New Delhi

WATCH: Ranveer Singh raps for safe sex

Here's a condom advertisement that does not focus on objectification of sex and women but on the use of condoms instead. Ranveer Singh's latest ad comes across as a breath of fresh air.

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Updated on Apr 24, 2014 12:50 AM IST
Hindustan Times | BySweta Kaushal, New Delhi

If moron was a country, here's the president: Farhan Akhtar on Togadia

Even as the Election Commission seeks the footage of the supposed 'hate speech' by VHP leader Pravin Togadia, Bollywood celebs spoke in unison against divisive politics.

Updated on Apr 22, 2014 06:20 PM IST
Hindustan Times | BySweta Kaushal, New Delhi

The climax of Revolver Rani will hurt the audience: Piyush Mishra

Even as he gears up for his next release Revolver Rani, starring Kangana Ranaut, we catch up with veteran actor-writer Piyush Mishra about his role in the film, Kangana Ranaut and shooting in trigger-happy Gwalior.

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Updated on Apr 24, 2014 07:42 PM IST
Hindustan Times | BySweta Kaushal, New Delhi

Move over Khans, aam aadmi is fighting for change on TV

When Aamir Khan makes a social statement on Satyamev Jayate, people hail it as a step in the right direction. However, there are others, not so famous people, who are coming up with change-inducing content on TV. We put the focus on them.

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Updated on Apr 22, 2014 09:18 AM IST
Hindustan Times | BySweta Kaushal, New Delhi

Movie review: give 2 States a miss

So you liked Chetan Bhagat's novel 2 States or simply love Alia/Arjun and want to watch their chemistry on-screen? But is this Abhishek Varman's directorial debut worth your time and money? Not really.

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Updated on Apr 21, 2014 09:56 AM IST
Hindustan Times | BySweta Kaushal, New Delhi

National Film Awards: are they rewarding enough?

The winners of 61st National Awards were announced on Wednesday. Beyond recognition, what does it mean for the actors and filmmakers? We break it down in terms of money and find the country's highest cinematic honour lacking.

Updated on Apr 18, 2014 12:50 PM IST
Hindustan Times | BySweta Kaushal, New Delhi

Kangana Ranaut's Queen is copied from my story: Abhigyan Jha

The writer of an unreleased film, Phir Zindagi (starring Gul Panag and Milind Soman) claims that he wrote the story of the movie which had exactly the same premise as Vikas Behl's Queen and that the film was shown to Bahl back in 2004 at his residence.

Updated on Apr 17, 2014 02:19 PM IST
Hindustan Times | BySweta Kaushal, New Delhi

Movie review: Bhoothnath Returns will remind you of Rajkumar Hirani's films

Amitabh Bacchan-Parth Bhalero-starrer Bhoothnath Returns is a must watch for kids - not because it is a kids' film, but because it sends out a much-needed lesson in a very subtle and entertaining manner.

Updated on Apr 13, 2014 04:01 PM IST
Hindustan Times | BySweta Kaushal, New Delhi

First trailer out: Jimmy Shergill shines in Fugly

The first trailer of boxer Vijendra Singh's Bollywood debut film Fugly is out. Jimmy Shergill seems to be the only promising prospect in the film which has been co-produced by Akshay Kumar's Grazing Goats.

Updated on Apr 09, 2014 12:11 PM IST
Hindustan Times | BySweta Kaushal, New Delhi

Political spoofs: laughing all the way to polls

A few years ago, spoofing the netas got you threats and, perhaps, broken bones. Now, the politicos retweet those same videos. Have our netas acquired a sense of humour or is it just the byproduct of a smart media strategy and an omnipotent social media?

Updated on Nov 13, 2014 03:17 PM IST
Hindustan Times | BySweta Kaushal, New Delhi

Salman Khan's Dr Cabbie fights for Indians in foreign land

Produced by Salman Khan Productions, the first teaser of Dr Cabbie is out. Going by the star-cast - Rizwan Manji (of Outsourced fame), Vinay Virmani, Kunal Nayar, Lillette Dubey and Katrina Kaif's sister Isabelle, it looks quite promising.

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Updated on Apr 06, 2014 02:07 PM IST
Hindustan Times | BySweta Kaushal, New Delhi

We hope Jal goes the Queen way: Purab Kohli

In a candid chat with Hindustan Times about his latest movie Jal, lead actor Purab Kohli says that he expects the movie to stay in theatres weeks after its release.

Updated on Apr 04, 2014 07:02 PM IST
Hindustan Times | BySweta Kaushal, New Delhi

Nawazuddin Siddiqui turns news anchor, connects with aam aadmi ahead of polls

Unconventional actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui is all set to take on a new role - that of a news anchor. He has interviewed Vasundhara Raje, Shatrughan Sinha, Lalu Yadav and Akhilesh Yadav for the show.

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Updated on Apr 05, 2014 09:46 AM IST
Hindustan Times | BySweta Kaushal, New Delhi

Jal brings out the best of Purab Kohli

A pertinent issue, a simple story and excellent treatment makes Girish Malik's directorial debut Jal a gem of a film. There is no attempt to sound intellectual, yet the film touches your heart.

Updated on Apr 05, 2014 02:40 PM IST
Hindustan Times | BySweta Kaushal, New Delhi
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