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pardeke piche – (off-screen)

Kings XI Punjab batsman Chris Gayle has taken to Goa for a vacation. As per reports, the cricketer was seen chilling with actress Minissha Lamba. The twitter handle of Adda52.com, an online poker site, shared a photo of Chris and wrote, “Goa will never be the same again. #GayleStormDPT has arrived… #ChrisGayle himself is taking...

Karisma: Salman closer to me than Kareena

Actress Karisma Kapoor said that superstar Salman Khan, with whom she shares “a very long-standing relationship”, is closer to her than her younger sister Kareena Kapoor Khan. “Salman is closer to me than Kareena. We share a very long-standing relationship. For Salman, Kareena is like a little sister and he still considers her to be...

Sidharth on the hunt for a new house

Sidharth Malhotra is a Delhi boy who is living his Bollywood dream in Mumbai. For the longest time, Sidharth was residing in Bandra and now it looks like the actor requires a change of space. According to DNA, Sidharth is in the process of shifting abodes as he is planning to move from his Bandra...

Aditi Rao Hydari: I have no backing in the film industry

Actress Aditi Rao Hydari says she feels thrilled to get support from the people in Bollywood as she has no backing in the film industry. The actress, who has got rave reviews for her role in hit film Padmaavat, spoke about her career in Vogue India’s May 2018 issue. The cover image of the issue...

Chunkey Pandey, A proud papa

Chunkey Pandey is excited about daughter Ananya’s launch by Karan Johar. The actress is starring opposite Tiger Shroff and alongside Tara Sutaria in Student of the Year 2, directed by Punit Malhotra. “I was very excited when I saw the poster. I knew she was in talks for the film. She auditioned last year along...

All is well between Salman and Jacqueline

Jacqueline Fernandez, who was expecting an earful from Salman Khan post her visit to Shah Rukh’s Red Chillies Entertainment looking for a role, was pleasantly surprised when Salman was most supportive of her move. The bad blood between Salman and Shah Rukh is a thing of the past and the two actors are now on...

Alia Bhatt: I’ve confidence issues sometimes; I’m not always calm

Alia Bhatt, who made her Bollywood debut with Karan Johar’s Student of the Year has come a long way and proved her versatility by trying her hands on varied genres. However, the 25-year-old actor still faces confidence issues sometimes. She told Filmfare, “If I have issues and doubts, I just start talking about it because...

Kaushal waiting to meet Gulzar

Bollywood actor Vicky Kaushal (pictured), who features in Meghna Gulzar’s Raazi, has been missing a chance to meet the director’s celebrated father and writer Gulzar, who also penned songs for the film. Vicky told IANS, “Gulzar saab came on the first day of the shoot where unfortunately I was not present. And after that, we...

Snippets Kareena wants freebies

Kareena Kapoor had one of the funniest conversations with a staffer of one of India’s leading airlines. The actress was returning to Mumbai on a domestic flight and was asked why she preferred a rival airline. To which Kareena remarked, “Most of your flights are always full and there are so many people, it makes...

Priyanka: At times, my words are misconstrued; it leads to controversy

ACTOR Priyanka Chopra wears her heart on her sleeve. But, she gets upset when she is misinterpreted. “There are times when I feel, ‘why are you misunderstanding me?’ Sometimes, words that I say are misconstrued and then it creates a controversy. And then, I have to defend it and that becomes another controversy. I don’t...

Babbar has high hopes from ‘Junglam’

ACTOR Aarya Babbar has pinned high hopes on his upcoming film Junglam as he is confident about its script. Aarya spoke to the media at the poster launch of Junglam along with choreographer Ganesh Acharya, director Pranav Vatsa, Divya Agarwal, Vikas Gupta and Priyank Sharma on Monday. On being a part of Junglam, Aarya said:...

Daas Dev: The Sudhir Mishra film has lofty ambition but not enough impact

HINDI cinema can never have enough of Devdas, Sarat Chandra Chattopadhyay’s immortal character, who chose dissoluteness over self-determination in his endless pursuit of self-love. Many cinematic iterations over the years have steadily crafted, and grafted, an image of Devdas as the eternal Indian lover. Sudhir Mishra’s retelling bungs in some Shakespeare and a bit of...

Johar confirms Batra biopic

FILMMAKER Karan Johar on Thursday confirmed he is producing a biopic on Kargil war hero Vikram Batra, with actor Sidharth Malhotra playing the lead role. Sidharth is excited about taking on the role as “Sher Shah” Vikram Batra, whose story he fi nds inspirational. “Vikram Batra’s life story will inspire you and bring a smile...

Akshay Kumar: I like scripts about solutions, not problems

BOLLYWOOD star Akshay Kumar, whose latest films offer entertainment with a message, said he gets many scripts on the country’s issues, but he is more interested in the solutions to those problems — an approach he feels the media needs to take too for the betterment of the country. “I’m the kind of person who...

DIANA PENTY: THERE’S ALWAYS BEEN AN ATTEMPT TO BE VERSATILE

AFTER Lucknow Central, Diana Penty will be seen in films as different as Parmanu — The Story of Pokhran and Happy Phirr Bhag Jayegi. The actress, who was sporting enough to emulate a portrait of a Maori ancestor at a Mumbai event, says she has always attempted to maintain versatility. “There’s always been an attempt...

Radhika Apte opens up on sexual abuse

Radhika Apte has spoken out about sexual harassment in the Indian film industry in a new documentary, which also sees her chronicle why victims are too scared to come forward. In a BBC World News report, to be aired this weekend, Apte opens up on the culture of silence in Bollywood, mainly because its stars...

Shahid Kapoor to be a father again

Mumbai – Bollywood actor Shahid Kapoor on Friday last week announced he and his wife Mira Rajput are expecting their second child. The couple took an innovative route to announce Mira’s pregnancy with an Instagram picture of their first-born daughter Misha lying beside a drawing of balloons with “Big Sister” written along with it. Shahid...

Kalki Koechlin: Why associate pleasure with sin?

Actress Kalki Koechlin wonders why people associate pleasure with sin. Kalki launched jewellery designer Farah Khan’s MagnumXFarahKhan Collection, inspired by ice cream brand Magnum’s idea of Taking Pleasure Seriously on Tuesday. The actress, the muse of the line, was asked what she prefers in life — “pleasure seriously or secret sins”. She said: “I don’t...

Deepika on pay gap: It’s OK to fight for it

Deepika Padukone, one of the highest paid actors in the Indian film industry, says women must not shy away from demanding and even fighting for the pay they think they deserve. The actress, who attended the TIME 100 gala in New York on Tuesday night, spoke to Time magazine about the need for confidence among...

Kareena: I promise to do one or two films a year

Bollywood actress Kareena Kapoor Khan, excited about Veere Di Wedding, her first release post-pregnancy, has promised she will do at least one film every year. At the trailer launch of Veere Di Wedding on Wednesday, Kareena said: “Right now I want this movie to release. I wanted to be a part of (this film) and...