Monday, October 16

Taapsee Pannu Shooting For ‘Mulk’

Actress Taapsee Pannu, who is currently enjoying the success of 'Judwaa 2', has now kick-started the shooting of filmmaker Anubhav Sinha's thriller film 'Mulk'.

Taapsee will play veteran actor Rishi Kapoor's daughter-in-law in the film and will be seen as a lawyer.

"After a short break of doing a light-hearted film, I am back to doing a movie which will trigger debate and touch hearts," Taapsee said.

The film will also feature Prateik Babbar, Rajat Kapoor, Ashutosh Rana and Neena Gupta.
‘Aditi Rao Hydari’ Excited For ‘Padmavati’

“Padmavati” is undoubtedly one of the most awaited films of the year. The film piqued fans’ curiosity ever since its inception ad the announcement of the star cast. After the launch of the trailer, the excitement has only doubled so much so that, it is now among the highest viewed trailers on YouTube.

While everyone was blown away by Deepika Padukone, Shahid Kapoor and Ranveer Singh's avatar, many of you might have noticed that Aditi Rao Hydari, who plays Ranveer’s wife in the film, wasn’t a part of the trailer.

On being asked about the same, the actress revealed that she was shooting her part till two days before the trailer launch.

The actress also admitted that she is very happy to be a part of such a film and to feature opposite "great actors and talent". And much like the rest of us, Aditi said that she is looking forward to watching the film.

Directed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali, ‘Padmavati’ is slated to release on December 1, 2017.

Saturday, October 14

Shweta Tripathi To Turn Film Producer

Actress Shweta Tripathi, known for 'Masaan' and 'Haraamkhor', is stepping into film production. She said it's a great time to explore, expand and grow.

Asked about the reason why she has got into production, Shweta said: "It's never too early to start doing something that excites you. I feel now is a great time to explore, expand and grow."

The 32 year old actress says she doesn't want to "sit and wait for roles and scripts".

Shweta made her debut in Hindi filmdom with 'Masaan' in 2015 and was later seen in 'Haraamkhor'.

When asked, “Is being a part of a commercial film in her wishlist?”, the actress replied, "I would love to do a commercial film. But my hero is the script. That has to woe me".

Shweta will also be seen in a film titled 'Zoo', completely shot on a phone. It had its world premiere at the Busan International Film Festival.

“'Zoo', directed by Shlok Sharma, is India's first iPhone film. It's so much fun to try out something new. It was great to be shot on an iPhone... Very intimate. Just the actors and the cinematographer in the room. We didn't even know where the camera was and that helped us be the character throughout,” she said.

Shweta has also been roped in for a web-series directed by Zoya Akhtar.

Friday, October 13

Parineeti Chopra was Down for almost a Year
Actress Parineeti Chopra said she was "down in the dumps" for almost a year, but her brother Sahaj helped her in overcoming depression.

"I think every human being who consider themselves to be emotionally evolved, always have this one very big event or one person who comes into their lives and completely changes the way they think. And I can say very confidently that happened in my life," Parineeti said in a statement.

"A couple of years ago, I went through a very low phase emotionally in my life where I was really down in the dumps. It wasn't like a person especially came into to my life, but it was a person who has always been in my life - my brother Sahaj.

"Sahaj was the guy who was my voice of reason, he was the calming factor. He is the guy who knows me, he knows my pulse, he understands me, he understands the grain that I am made of. So, speaking to him, being with him everyday really used to give me that confidence in myself and really took me out of that phase," she added.

Parineeti said her fight against depression lasted for "almost a year", but she fought it and emerged a "more positive" person.

"So, Sahaj thank you and I love you. You are my baby, you are my brother, you are my life, you are my soulmate, and no man will be able to ever replace that, and I am proud to say that I love you," Parineeti said.

Tuesday, October 10

Vidya Balan not Interested for Remakes
Remakes may be the latest trend in Bollywood but the actor Vidya Balan believes one should not tamper with an old classic.

There were reports that Vidya was offered to play Sridevi's role in a remake of 'Sadma'.

"I would not do it (remake a film). I can't dare to make or do something again. I was offered 'Sadma' remake and I said no to it. As I feel one should not touch a film like 'Sadma', why tamper with it? These are timeless films. One can reinterpret it but I am not one of those who would go for it," Vidya said at a film event.

Vidya said Hrishikesh Mukherjee's 'Anand', Ramesh Sippy's 'Sholay', Mahesh Bhatt's 'Arth' and Shekhar Kapur's 'Mr. India' were her favorite films during a conversation with film critics.

The National award-winning actor, meanwhile, is looking forward to her next film, 'Tumhari Sulu'.

She plays a carefree housewife who turns into a late night radio jockey.

The film was earlier slated to release on November 1 but the makers have shifted the date to avoid a clash with Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s magnum opus, 'Padmavati'.

'Tumhari Sulu' will now release on November 24.

Monday, October 9

Parineeti Chopra in ‘Golmaal Again’
Actress Parineeti Chopra, who joined the 'Golmaal' team for the fourth installment of the blockbuster franchise, said that friends for life is what she has taken away from 'Golmaal Again'.

Asked about her experience as the new group member, Parineeti said: "First, I was completely star-struck by these guys. There was this bond between them and they understood each other. They knew exactly what to do. On the other hand, I thought that I might just mess this up.

"I didn't know what to do. But within 10 minutes, I felt welcome and these people are so mad that I realized why I was cast for this film... because I am like them. I really found friends for life and that is my biggest take away from the film."

The 'Ishaqzaade' actress says she always thought comedy was an easier genre, but she was proven wrong after working on 'Golmaal Again', helmed by Rohit Shetty.

"When I used to watch these films, I used to feel comedy is easier. They are just doing comedy, it's just making people laugh. And dramatic scenes are so much tougher to do. But after 'Golmaal', now as an actor, I feel those dramatic scenes are easier.

"But to do this kind of comedy and this kind of film, to speak in a language that keeps the whole country (entertained) is very tough. Now I have realized that as cliched as it sounds, but comedy is a serious business."

'Golmaal Again', scheduled to release this Diwali later this month, also features Ajay Devgn, Arshad Warsi, Tushar Kapur, Shreyas Talpade, Kunal Kemmu and Tabu.

Saturday, October 7

Thursday, September 28

Priyanka Chopra among Highest Paid TV Actresses
Priyanka Chopra is on the top of her game and there is just no stopping her. The actress who has two People’s Choice Awards to her name is now among the top ten of the highest paid television actresses in the world. The star ranked eight on the Forbes list, with an estimated earning of $10 million.

The former Miss World plays the lead her American TV show ‘Quantico’. The diva has widened her horizon by donning the producer's hat and backing regional cinema in India.

Priyanka also made her Hollywood debut this year with ‘Baywatch’ and will be seen next in two upcoming American movies set to release next year.

The actress was last seen in ‘Jai Gangaajal’ in 2016 and is yet to announce her next projects.

Wednesday, September 27

“Parineeta” Girl strengthening her Bong Connection
Vidya Balan has always been vocal about her love for Bengal, especially Kolkata. The fact that she shot for several of her movies there — including her debut 'Parineeta' (2005) — has further strengthened her bond with the city and its language. In fact, the actress is not only fluent in Bengali, but also enjoys conversing in it.

Vidya has now started dubbing for the Bengali versions of her commercials. Sources say that the actress says, "Kolkata, its people and their language instill a sense of familiarity in Vidya, and she enjoys every bit of it. Vidya has been slowly picking up the language since so many of her films have been shot in Kolkata. She also converses with her Bengali filmmakers in the language apart from members of the crew. She is now confident enough with her Bengali and has been dubbing herself for her Bengali versions of the commercials."