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Category: Entertainment

Don’t think I would have done Munnabhai better than Sanjay: SRK

18 March, Mumbai: Superstar Shah Rukh Khan, who was initially approached to play the titular role in “Munnabhai MBBS”, says he couldn’t have done it better than Sanjay Dutt. Producer Vidhu Vinod Chopra had offered it to Shah Rukh but he rejected it apparently due to health issues and the project eventually went to Dutt. The role of a lovable goon in the Rajkumar Hirani-directed movie turned out to be a turning point in Dutt’s movie career. When asked if he regrets not doing the film, Shah Rukh said, “I think every film is written in an actor’s destiny. I...

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In Bollywood, if you’re doing good, you will get work: Anushka

17 March, Mumbai: Actress Anushka Sharma says in Bollywood, one gets work based on their performance and it does not matter if the artist is an outsider or an industry kid. The actress says she realised this post “Band Baaja Baarat”, which made people take note of her performance. “My life changed after ‘Band Baaja Baaraat’. People started taking me more seriously. Of course I got appreciation for my first film, but not as much as I got after ‘Band Baaja..’. So, with that experience, I realised one thing that if you are doing good work, people will want...

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Amitabh Bachchan, Alia Bhatt win top honours at Zee Cine Awards

12 March, Mumbai: Megastar Amitabh Bachchan and actress Alia Bhatt have bagged the top honours at the Zee Cine Awards 2017. Bachchan was adjudged Best Actor for his portrayal of an astute lawyer in the courtroom drama “Pink” at the awards night held last night, while Alia’s role as a migrant from Bihar in Punjab won her the Best Actress trophy. Among the other major awards, “Pink” won Best Film Award (Jury), while Aamir Khan’s sport biopic “Dangal” won award for Best Film (Viewer’s Choice). “Pink” also won Best Dialogue award, penned by its director Aniruddha Roy Choudhury, who...

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Stardom of Khans hard to achieve now: Varun Dhawan

11 March, New Delhi: He is touted as one of the most popular young actors in Bollywood, but Varun Dhawan believes it is hard for the new generation to achieve the kind of stardom Aamir, Salman and Shah Rukh Khan enjoy. The 29-year-old actor says due to extreme exposure on social media there is no “mystery” about the celebrities and the people are constantly looking for change. “The kind of stardom Salman, Shah Rukh, Aamir or even Akshay and Ajay enjoy is hard to achieve now. I feel it is partly because of the social media. The mystery is...

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Aishwarya Rai Bachchan’s father hospitalised

9 March, Mumbai: Actress Aishwarya Rai Bachchan’s father Krishnaraj Rai has been admitted to a city hospital. “Aishwarya’s father Krishnaraj Rai has been admitted to Lilavati Hospital in suburban Bandra,” Aishwarya’s publicist told PTI. The publicist, however, did not share any further details. Last night, Aishwarya and her actor husband Abhishek Bachchan visited him in the hospital. Meanwhile, on the work front, speculations are rife that the couple will reportedly be seen together after a gap of seven years in a film titled “Gulab Jamun”, to be backed by Phantom Films....

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I don’t follow trends when it comes to picking a film: Anushka

7 March, Mumbai: Anushka Sharma has managed to stand out with her work as an actress and a producer in her nine-year long career and she says it is because she does not believe in following trends. The actress made her acting debut with 2008 rom-com “Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi”, before featuring in hit movies like satirical comedy “PK”, sports-drama “Sultan” and romantic drama “Ae Dil Hai Mushkil”. Anushka ventured into production with 2015 thriller “NH-10” and is now gearing up for her banner’s (Clean Slate Films) next project “Phillauri”. “I don’t let myself be influenced by what...

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No problem between me and Salman: Sanjay Dutt

4 March, Agra: Sanjay Dutt has shot down reports that all is not well between him and Salman Khan after he called the “Sultan” star arrogant in a word association game. According to reports, Dutt was asked to choose a word to describe Salman during the game and he said “arrogant”. When asked about this, the 57-year-old star said, “There’s no problem between me and Salman. And there’s nothing wrong in being arrogant. Arrogant is not a bad word. It’s just an expression. I can be arrogant. But I can be a lovable arrogant.” Salam and Sanjay have worked...

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Not being part of any Bollywood camps was a wrong move: Govinda

3 March, Mumbai: Actor Govinda says the film industry has big camps and feels it was a wrong move on his part to not get into any. The 53-year-old actor had a successful career in the 90s but it slowed down after he joined politics in mid-2000s. Though he made a comeback of sorts with “Partner”, his recent outings like “Happy Ending” and “Kill Dill” couldn’t do wonders at the box office. Govinda says the backing of a particular camp boosts an actor’s career, which he realised much later. “There are massive camps in Bollywood. I never belonged to...

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Amitabh Bachchan bats for gender equality

2 March, Mumbai: Megastar Amitabh Bachchan has come out in support of gender equality, saying his son Abhishek and daughter Shweta Nanda will have an equal share in his property. The actor, 74, posted a picture on Twitter where he is seen holding a placard that read, “#WeAreEqual… and #genderequality… the picture says it all!!” “When I die, my assets will be equally shared between my daughter and my son! #genderequality… #WeAreEqual.” Bachchan recently starred in “Pink”, a gritty courtroom drama about the prejudices that Indian women face in their daily lives....

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Big award ceremony mistakes

28 Feb, Paris: The Oscar mix-up that saw “La La Land” mistakenly named as Best Picture before “Moonlight” took the award might be the biggest such blunder, but it is by no means the first. Here is a rundown of awards slip-ups: – Oscars 2017 – Faye Dunaway and Warren Beatty announced Sunday that “La La Land” had won Best Picture, at the climax of the 2017 Academy Awards ceremony. But as the film’s crew gave their acceptance speeches, they realised the mistake and announced that “Moonlight” had actually won, prompting Beatty to mumble apologies. PricewaterhouseCoopers, the accounting firm...

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