"Well, it's not the men in your life that counts, it's the life in your men."

"Well, it's not the men in your life that counts, it's the life in your men."

Monday, June 29, 2015

Shraddha Kapoor to play a negative role?

Shraddha Kapoor to play a negative role?

Shraddha Kapoor finally seems to be keen to explore a new terrain. After mostly playing the damsel-in-distress type of roles, she now wants to play grey characters.

The actress gave a hint by stating at a recent event, "I'll just say that may be you'll see me in that (a grey persona) sooner rather than later." Looks like she has been influenced by her ABCD2 co-star and childhood buddy Varun Dhawan to take on distinct roles.

The question is, in which of her two upcoming films - 'Baaghi' or 'Rock On 2' - will she play negative role?

12 Bollywood stars who married outside the fraternity

12 Bollywood stars who married outside the fraternity

As the buzz around actor Shahid Kapoor and Delhi college student Mira Rajput's impending wedding gets stronger, we look at other B-Town stars who married non-filmi personalities.

R Madhavan: The 'Tanu Weds Manu' star is happily married to Sarita Birje, who was an airhostess when the actor first met her in the early 90s. Madhavan was teaching public speaking, and Sarita was one of his students.

Emraan Hashmi: The serial kisser of Bollywood married a pre-school teacher Parveen Shahani, in 2014, after dating her for over six years.

Ayushmann Khurrana: The 'Vicky Donor' star is married to his childhood sweetheart Tahira Kashyap. Ayushmann and Tahira attended the same physics tuition class during junior college, and both had a crush on each other, which eventually transformed into love.

Madhuri Dixit: The 'dhak dhak' girl broke millions of hearts when she tied the knot with a cardiovascular surgeon from Los Angeles, Dr. Sriram Nene, in 1999. Following marriage, Madhuri relocated to the US for almost a decade, but returned to Mumbai in 2011.

John Abraham: Not long after his breakup with Bipasha Basu, John tied the knot with Priya Runchul, an NRI financial analyst and investment banker from the USA.

Shreyas Talpade: The actor who has tasted success in both Marathi and Hindi cinema is married to Deepti Talpade, who is a psychiatrist. Shreyas met Deepti when he went to her college as a celebrity, and apparently love blossomed soon after.

Imran Khan: He is married to Avantika Malik, daughter of Vandana Malik, who was the former Executive Director of Network18 group.

Shah Rukh Khan: Gauri Chhibba, (now Gauri Khan) who holds a Bachelor's degree in History, fell in love with the actor during his struggling days, and the two tied the knot in 1991.

Vivek Oberoi: In October 2010, the actor tied the knot with Priyanka Alva, daughter of Karnataka minister Jeevaraj Alva, in Bangalore.

Sunil Shetty: The famous action hero of the 90s is married to Mana Shetty, who is a fashion designer as well as a social worker.

Kunaal Roy Kapoor: He got married to his school friend Shayonti Salvi in 2005. Shayonti was an interior designer and now is a ceramic artist.

Perizaad Zorabian: The actress married a man incidentally named Boman Irani in 2006. This Boman is not an actor but a construction tycoon!

Saturday, June 27, 2015

SRK has unique plan for his Bulgaria stay

SRK has unique plan for his Bulgaria stay

Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan, who is currently busy shooting for Rohit Shetty's 'Dilwale' in Bulgaria, is planning to go cycling in the east European country.

The 49-year-old took to micro-blogging website Twitter to share a photograph of the picturesque Bulgaria. He also mentioned about his plan to go cycling.

"What a beautiful Bulgarian evening...I think I should go for a cycle ride," he tweeted.

Earlier this month Shetty had gifted the "Baazigar" actor a new bicycle to get his knee in shape.

'Dilwale' also features Kajol, who would be seen after a long hiatus, Varun Dhawan and one-film-old actress Kriti Sanon.

The film is set to release on December 18.

Bollywood films to watch out for in the second half of 2015

Bollywood films to watch out for in the second half of 2015

Bollywood goes bigger in the second half of 2015 with several hyped projects. We pick the most anticipated ones...

The second half of the year has an exciting list of films lined up for release - from rom-coms and action flicks to thrillers and biopics. Not just the varied genres, many of the anticipated movies will see unique pairing of actors and comebacks.

hitlist draws up a list of films to watch out for over the next six months...

'Bajrangi Bhaijaan'
Big screen date: July 16
Cast: Salman Khan, Kareena Kapoor, Harshaali Malhotra and Nawazuddin Siddiqui Plot: A six-year old Pakistani girl, who is mute, loses her way at the Indo-Pak border and strays into the Indian side.
Attraction quotient: Salman-Kareena pairing up after four years (they were last seen together in 'Bodyguard'), and the superstar collaborating with director Kabir Khan yet again. Bhaijaan sets out on a mission to reunite the girl with her family.


Big screen date: December 18
Cast: Shah Rukh Khan, Kajol, Varun Dhawan and Kriti Sanon
Plot: It will be an action-comedy and the storyline has been kept under wraps.
Attraction quotient: A Rohit Shetty film and, of course, SRK and Kajol together on screen after a gap of five years.


Big screen date: August 14
Cast: Akshay Kumar, Sidharth Malhotra and Jacqueline Fernandez
Plot: Story of a broken family - a battle between two brothers, to be precise - set in the world of mixed martial arts and underground street fighting.
Attraction quotient: Directed by Karan Malhotra, the film is an official remake of the 2011 Oscar-nominated Hollywood sports drama, Warrior starring Tom Hardy.


Big screen date: July 10
Cast: Rana Daggubati, Prabhas, Anushka Shetty, Ramya Krishnan, Tamannaah Bhatia
Plot: Two brothers locked in a war for their kingdom's control.
Attraction quotient: This SS Rajamouli magnum opus is much anticipated as it is billed as the costliest film in the history of Indian cinema - it has been made on a whopping budget of nearly Rs 150 crore. It has been filmed simultaneously in Telugu and Tamil, and will be presented in Hindi by Karan Johar.


Big screen date: October 9
Cast: Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Irrfan, Shabana Azmi
Plot: This Sanjay Gupta film will see Ash as a single mom, who works as a lawyer and is forced to defend a criminal when her daughter is kidnapped.
Attraction quotient: Ash's comeback film, which is apparently based on the Korean thriller, Seven Days.


Big screen date: August 28
Cast: Saif Ali Khan and Katrina Kaif
Plot: It chronicles the events post 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks and is a take on global terrorism.
Attraction quotient: It is the adaptation of bestselling author Hussain Zaidi's Mumbai Avengers. The lead pair have not used a stunt double for the high-octane action sequences. Directed by Kabir Khan and produced by Sajid Nadiadwala, parts of the film have been shot in Lebanon and almost 400 locals acted as rebel militia housed in a recreated Syrian refugee camp.


Big screen date: September 4
Cast: Shahid Kapoor and Alia Bhatt
Plot: An Indian family lands up in an exotic foreign location for a wedding.
Attraction quotient: Touted as Bollywood's first destination wedding film and has been directed by Vikas Bahl, who helmed the National Award-winning film 'Queen'.

'Katti Batti'

Big screen date: September 18
Cast: Kangana Ranaut and Imran Khan
Plot: This urban rom-com, directed by Nikhil Advani, is featured on two drastically opposite people who live-in for five years and are forced to part ways following an unexpected turn of events.
Attraction quotient: The presence of Kangana, who is on a royal roll these days, and her pairing with Imran Khan, who returns to the big screen after a two-year hiatus.


Big screen date: September 25
Cast: Sooraj Pancholi and Athiya Shetty
Plot: The love story of a couple belonging to conflicting words and the challenges involved.
Attraction quotient: Remake of Subhash Ghai's 1983 film of the same name which starred Jackie Shroff. It marks the debut of two star kids.


Big screen date: July 24
Cast: Richa Chadda, Vicky Kaushal, Shweta Tripathi and Sanjay Mishra
Plot: Set in present-day Banares, the burning ghats serve as the background to interlocked stories that go beyond sexual, moral and caste traditions.
Attraction quotient: The directorial debut of Neeraj Ghaywan is an Indo-French co-production which received a standing ovation as well as the prestigious critics' award in the Un Certain Regard at the Cannes film festival last month.


Big screen date: December (tentative)
Cast: Amitabh Bachchan, Farhan Akthar, Aditi Rao Hydari, John Abraham and Neil Nitin Mukesh
Plot: The crime drama, helmed by Bejoy Nambiar, is centered on two men (Big B and Farhan) who are locked in an intense chess battle for answers that go beyond the game.
Attraction quotient: Promising trailer and the star cast.

'M.S.Dhoni: The Untold Story'

Big screen date: October 22
Cast: Sushant Singh Rajput
Plot: Based on the struggles and journey (so far) of MS Dhoni, who led the World Cup-winning Indian cricket side in 2011.
Attraction quotient: Biopic on India's most successful cricket captain and directorial venture of Neeraj Pandey. However, as the shoot has not taken off in the right earnest, the release might be delayed.

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Has Ranveer moved out of his parents house because of DP?

Has Ranveer moved out of his parents house because of DP?

Ranveer Singh has decided to move out of his family home and shift closer to the 'Bajirao Mastani' set.

As Mumbai's unprecedented heavy rainfall impacts traffic, the actor feels he is losing too much time in commuting from the film's sets to his home in Bandra. Therefore, Ranveer has decided to move into a new apartment in Goregaon to be closer to the film's set.

Currently, Ranveer shoots for 12 hours every day and spends another 4 hours in physiotherapy to strengthen his shoulder as the film requires him to perform heavy-duty action in elaborate costumes.

To prepare for this part in 'Bajirao Mastani', he shaved his head and chose to live in semi-isolation before the film went on floors, away from cell phones and company.

With traffic woes and a shoulder in recovery, he needs all the spare time that he can get to heal and focus on his part. Therefore, the actor, who has never moved out of his family abode, has brought and moved into this new apartment for practical reasons.

I love all my fans, says Big B

I love all my fans, says Big B

Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan says its "upsetting" when fans or as he prefers to call his Extended Family (Ef), accuse him of ignoring their messages on social media. He says he loves all his fans.

The 72-year-old, who makes it a point to stay connected with his fans through several virtual platforms be it Twitter, Facebook or his blog, notes that he tries to talk to his fans despite his busy schedule.

"There is effort each moment on the social media and sites...effort to keep up with the Ef...effort to catch them online and respond to them so they feel they are noticed and replied to. But as has been said many times by me...on the lap top this is not such an easy task...the tweets show up late or are dug so deep down that it is impossible to reach them...the FB is even worse...impossible to notice who has answered and impossible to know whether the response I gave has reached them or not," Big B shared on his official blog.

The cine icon, who has earned epithets like "Bollywood Shahenshah", also had a humble request for his fans.

"Then some very enthusiastic emotional Ef, connect at Blog, Twitter, FB, DM's, email, Mobile...and the refrain is the same 'are you annoyed with me, why are you ignoring me, you have not replied to me in 3 days' and so on . My humble submission...it is not as though I sit here 24 hours in anticipation of your message and waiting to reply to you...I work," he shared.

The "Paa" star added that the tones of remarks is "really quite upsetting".

"And the ask is immediate...reply NOW, why have you not REPLIED. HOW? how can I reply immediately...I have other and a lot of other work to do...I remember all and I read all and I recognise all and I love all," he posted.

On professional front, the actor is gearing up for "Wazir", which also stars Farhan Akhtar.

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Who's compelling Shahid to miss his honeymoon?

Who's compelling Shahid to miss his honeymoon?

Shahid Kapoor is likely to skip the customary holiday with his wife to-be and get back to shoot immediately after his wedding to Delhi girl Mira Rajput

If sources are to be believed, Shahid Kapoor might not take too long a break for his wedding next month. Apparently, he will tie the knot with Delhi girl Mira Rajput on July 8 in New Delhi and the festivities will begin two days prior to the D-day. The actor may then host a reception for the Bollywood fraternity in Mumbai on July 12 and resume work from the very next day.

A source says, "Shahid recently shot for the promos of dance reality show 'Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa' on which he will be seen as a judge. He has spoken to the production house about taking a break for his marriage around next month. He has already completed filming his portion for the promos with fellow judge Karan Johar and will start shooting for the show by this month-end."

Another source close to the production house reveals that his absence for a week won't affect the show's schedule. "We normally shoot two episodes at a time on Tuesdays. So we won't face any major hindrance if he decides to take an extended break. We need only a day from him and can always reschedule our shoot as per his availability," adds the insider.

Shahid Kapoor remained unavailable for comment.

Will Kat say no to Jackie Chan?

Will Kat say no to Jackie Chan?

Katrina Kaif is said to be joining Hong Kong martial arts star Jackie Chan in the upcoming action-adventure film "Kung Fu Yoga", but the Bollywood actress' representative shared that nothing is confirmed as of yet.

According to reports, the 31-year-old actress, with roots in London, will play an Indian professor at a Chinese university, whereas Chan will be seen as a Chinese archaeologist who enlists her help to unearth treasures from the Magadha era.

However, Katrina's spokesperson shared that the actress is yet to decide.

"Katrina is yet to take a decision on the film. Nothing is confirmed as of yet," her spokesperson said in a statement.

Earlier, there were reports that Bollywood superstar Aamir Khan was to star in the film, which will be directed by Stanley Tong. Later, the "PK" star denied the reports and said his commitment towards "Dangal" has left him no time for another project. Meanwhile, Katrina has Bollywood films like "Fitoor" and "Jagga Jasoos" in her kitty.

Monday, June 22, 2015

Priyanka gets 10 mn followers on Twitter

Priyanka gets 10 mn followers on Twitter

Actress Priyanka Chopra has crossed 10 million fans on micro-blogging site Twitter and says she's the `luckiest` to reach the milestone.

The 32-year-old took to Twitter on Sunday to thank her fans for their support.

The "Dil Dhadakne Do" actress tweeted: `10 million reasons why I feel so loved! 10 million reasons why I'm the luckiest! #10MillionPCmaniacs thank u so much.`

Priyanka, who was crowned Miss World in 2000, has starred in films like "Aitraaz", "Fashion", "Kaminey", "7 Khoon Maaf" and "Mary Kom". She will be next seen playing the lead role in American thriller TV series "Quantico".

Shahid's wedding destination!

Revealed: Shahid's wedding destination!

As Shahid Kapoor continues to be tightlipped about his marriage date/venue, quite a few speculations are doing the round.

Now buzz is that the actor will tie the knot with Delhi girl Mira Rajput not in Greece as rumours suggested but in Beas, near Amritsar.

The families chose the Punjab town because the Radha Soami cult they belong to has its headquarteres there. Meanwhile, Sasha has apparently decided to keep mum till his big day.

There is also buzz that he will later organise a reception in Mumbai for industry folk.

Friday, June 19, 2015

I am excited to work with Kareena

Arjun Kapoor: I am excited to work with Kareena

Arjun Kapoor is elated to work with actress Kareena Kapoor Khan in a yet to be titled film for which the actor will begin shooting next month.

The "2 States" star, who is a self-confessed Kareena fan, will share the screen space with the actress for the first time in R Balki's next venture.

"I am very excited to work with Kareena. She is a great actress. Media always says she is my senior but there is nothing like that. I have known her since long and she is a great co-actor to work with," Arjun, who was last seen in "Tevar", said.

The film is expected to be a rom-com where Kareena and Arjun will play a married couple.

Arjun, 29, was in the capital to launch the new Philips Bodygrooming range for men and he believes it is very important for men to be groomed.

"Women like well groomed and hygienic men. However, we being men are not concerned about grooming ourselves. The product I am here to launch today is a one stop shop solution for every male out here.

I am using it myself." the actor said.

Arjun also revealed that before joining Bollywood he committed some really funny but serious grooming blunder.

Talking about one such incident the "Ishaqzaade" actor said, "When I was preparing for my acting career, I went to Katrina (Kaif) who is a very good friend and asked her to do something with my eyebrows.

Katrina plucked and shaped them like a girl would do. Though it was not her fault but after that I could not move out for few days."

Take that! When celebrities hit back at Twitter trolls

Take that! When celebrities hit back at Twitter trolls

Abhishek Bachchan's response to a troll on Twitter created waves on social media on Wednesday. When a Twitter user shared a meme that joked about how Aaradhya would not like Abhishek's movies and wonder why her mother, Aishwarya, married him, here's what the Junior Bachchan had to say:

Abhishek Bachchan

Abhishek is not the only one to have hit back at his trolls. We look at 10 other celebrities who shot back at their detractors and won the internet!

1. Salman Khan

Bollywood's superstar Salman Khan was miffed with his fans for bad-mouthing Shah Rukh Khan and Aamir Khan, and had threatened to quit Twitter if they don't stop trolling them.

2. Sonam Kapoor

Remember the dress that Sonam Kapoor wore to Cannes that was panned by Twitterati? Here's what she had to say about it:

3. Sonakshi Sinha

Kamaal R Khan faced Sonakshi Sinha's ire when he posted inappropriate tweets about Bollywood actresses, including one on Sonakshi. She gave a kickass reply to him and KRK was quick to apologise.

4. Twinkle Khanna

Twinkle Khanna, who has gained popularity on Twitter for her witty tweets, got embroiled in a controversy when she said the saffron brigade was good for nothing. When the offended saffron supporters started trolling her, she hit back saying:

5. Priyanka Chopra

In one of the episodes of Karan Johar's chat show 'Koffee With Karan', Priyanka Chopra was invited as a guest and was made to read a mean tweet, a la Jimmy Kimmel. The tweet read, "Priyanka Chopra's lips are visible from the moon." Here's how Priyanka took on her haters:

6. Alia Bhatt

Memes on Alia Bhatt spread like wildfire after she gave some bizarre answers to general knowledge questions asked by Karan Johar on his chat show 'Koffee With Karan'. But the young actress didn't mind any of the Twitter trolls.

7. Rishi Kapoor

When Rishi Kapoor voiced his opinion on Twitter against Maharashtra government's decision to ban beef in the state, he received backlash from Hindu fundamentalists. But, undeterred, he replied to his trolls saying they need to "think".

8. Lady Gaga

Pop star Lady Gaga was furious for being criticised for gaining weight. She hit back at her Twitter trolls saying she is "proud at any size".

9. Demi Lovato

Singer-actress Demi Lovato hit back at her haters after she received mean comments on her weight gain on undergoing treatment for bulimia and self-harm.

10. JK Rowling

'Harry Potter' author JK Rowling revealed the sexuality of Albus Dumbledore, the headmaster of Hogwarts, in 2007 to much controversy at the time. Some fans on Twitter are still having difficulty coming to terms with the revelation. Rowling gave a withering response to a fan who couldn't see how Albus Dumbledore was gay.