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Bravest Women's Planner 2021 to inspire, change your life!
Chandigarh, Jan 24 (IANS) In the first ever initiative by three Chandigarh-based women to inspire womanhood, 'The Bravest Women's Planner 2021', inspired by one of the top 10 life coaches in India Ritu Singal, featured 21 women of substance from across India comprising six belonging to this city, it was announced on Sunday.
2021-01-24
Category: India, Punjab,National,Lifestyle/Fashion,Art/Culture/Books
Shruti Haasan: Will definitely bring out more music this year
New Delhi, Jan 24 (IANS) Actress-singer Shruti Haasan plans to focus as much on music this year as her film career. Beyond acting in films, Shruti has sung a plethora of songs in the English indie zone and over the years done playback in films, too.
2021-01-24
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Religion,Lifestyle/Fashion
Fungi strengthen plants to fend off aphids: Study
London, Jan 24 (IANS) Researchers have demonstrated that unique fungi strengthen the "immune systems" of wheat and bean plants against aphids.
2021-01-24
Category: International, United Kingdom,Lifestyle/Fashion,Environment/Wildlife
Rani Mukerji: Fortunate to get projects that had strong female protagonists
Mumbai, Jan 24 (IANS) On the occasion of National Girl Child Day on Sunday, Rani Mukerji opened up on the power of cinema to drive changes that could benefit women. The actress, who has been around in Bollywood for 24 years now, feels fortunate that she has by and large worked in films that offered her strong protagonists.
2021-01-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
New-age Bollywood siblings who share love for acting
New Delhi, Jan 24 (IANS) When budding actress Isabelle Kaif recently unveiled the first look of her upcoming film, fans quickly found resemblance with her famous sister, Bollywood star Katrina Kaif. For years, Bollywood has seen siblings entertaining audiences with their acting skills, and the list only keeps growing.
2021-01-24
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
A film works, not star sons (Column: B-Town)
It starts with a film that launches a newcomer. The film turns out to be a hit, which in turn makes the debutant actor a star. His payback time starts immediately. Henceforth, he carries the burden of expectations; he is supposed to give a hit in every film. A couple of more hits and the industry brands the actor a star, superstar and so on. Then, he is expected to only deliver hits.
2021-01-24
Category: India, New Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Jeet Ki Zid: Celebrates will power (IANS Review; Rating: * * *)
Jeet Ki Zid (series on Zee5); Cast: Amit Sadh, Amrita Puri, Sushant Singh, Aly Goni; Direction: Vishal Mangalorkar; Rating: * * * (three stars)
2021-01-24
Category: India, New Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Michael B. Jordan not the sexiest man in the world for girlfriend's dad
Los Angeles, Jan 24 (IANS) Comedian and host Steve Harvey says his daughter Lori Harvey's boyfriend Michael B. Jordan is a nice guy, but says he still got his eye on the Hollywood heartthrob.
2021-01-24
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Hollywood
Dino James: My idea of music is it should be able to create nostalgia
Mumbai, Jan 24 (IANS) Rapper Dino James says his primary aim as a music artiste is to offer listeners something that is relatable.
2021-01-24
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
At 51, JLo realises she didn't love herself in her 30s
Los Angeles, Jan 24 (IANS) Singer-actress Jennifer Lopez has opened up about attending therapy throughout her 30s, and although she believed at the time she had plenty of self-love, she now understands her personal relationships were not ideal.
2021-01-24
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Mika Singh turns rapper for TV show
Mumbai, Jan 23 (IANS) Singer Mika Singh has turned rapper for an upcoming television show, which is a Punjabi love story.
2021-01-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Talk show legend Larry King dies at 87
Los Angeles, Jan 23 (IANS) Talk show legend Larry King passed away on Saturday, aged 87. He was admitted to hospital earlier this month after testing Covid positive.
2021-01-23
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Amit Sadh: I try to give dignity to broken characters
Mumbai, Jan 23 (IANS) Actor Amit Sadh, who plays the protagnist in the new web series Jeet Ki Zid, says he recreates every character on screen using a little bit of himself.
2021-01-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Arati Kadav's new short film reflects how lockdown affected her
Mumbai, Jan 23 (IANS) Filmmaker Arati Kadav says the uncertainty the world has been facing due to the global pandemic has affected her mind, too.
2021-01-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Actor Vineet Kumar Singh pens and sings a tribute song for Indian soldiers
Mumbai, Jan 23 (IANS) Actor Vineet Kumar Singh on Saturday dedicated a song to the Indian soldier, which he has written and sung. The actor said his effort aims at commemorating the nation's 71st Republic Day that is coming up on January 26.
2021-01-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
Pregnant Paloma Faith rushed to hospital for second time
London, Jan 23 (IANS) Singer Paloma Faith, who is expecting her second child, had to be rushed to the hospital for the second time after she complained of cramps.
2021-01-23
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
TV star Aditya Redij on what drew him to role in 'Bawara Dil'
Mumbai, Jan 23 (IANS) Television actor Aditya Redij says his role of Shiva in the upcoming show Bawara Dil, drew him because it adds a wow factor to the script.
2021-01-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Vipul Shah's series 'Human' is a thriller about medical trials
Mumbai, Jan 23 (IANS) Filmmaker Vipul Amrutlal Shah has ventured into the web space with a new medical thriller show titled Human. He says the show is not about Covid but highlights medical trials that have taken place across the world for decades now.
2021-01-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Rahul Dev: Web series offer time to develop, portray a character properly
Mumbai, Jan 23 (IANS) Actor Rahul Dev plays an important role in the upcoming thriller web series, The Perfect Script. He says he enjoys working in web shows because the medium lets an actor develop and portray a character properly.
2021-01-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Lakshmi Manchu: Drew from real people to create my role in 'Pitta Kathalu'
Mumbai, Jan 23 (IANS) Actress Lakshmi Manchu, who will be seen in the Telugu OTT series Pitta Kathalu, says she has brought alive her character of Swaroopakka drawing from a mix of people she has seen in life.
2021-01-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Akshay to Taapsee: Proud of you, your journey
Mumbai, Jan 23 (IANS) Bollywood star Akshay Kumar is proud of actress Taapsee Pannu's growth in career.
2021-01-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
TV star Pooja Banerjee happy that the trend of music videos is back
Mumbai, Jan 23 (IANS) TV star Pooja Banerjee, who recently shot for a music video titled Hum, feels it is a great thing that music videos are back in vogue.
2021-01-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Sharad Malhotra: It's upsetting that Jan 26 is just a holiday and dry day for some
Mumbai, Jan 23 (IANS) Actor Sharad Malhotra says he is sad that many Indians think of days like Republic Day as mere days for relaxation. The actor says nowadays people are also upset that these days are dry days.
2021-01-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Genelia shares her 'forever waali love story' with Riteish
Mumbai, Jan 23 (IANS) Bollywood actress Genelia Deshmukh has shared an adorable video featuring her husband and actor Riteish Deshmukh.
2021-01-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
Music composer Vipin Patwa unveils his first non-film song
Mumbai, Jan 23 (IANS) Music composer Vipin Patwa, known for his work in Bollywood films like De De Pyaar De and Hum Chaar, has collaborated with singer Anirudh Kaushal for his first non-film song titled Sach manu ya fareb.
2021-01-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Brie Larson bags drama series Lessons in Chemistry
Los Angeles, Jan 23 (IANS) Actress Brie Larson will reportedly star in and executive produce the drama series Lessons In Chemistry.
2021-01-23
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Hollywood
Halsey cancels tour, says safety is priority
Los Angeles, Jan 23 (IANS) Singer Halsey has cancelled her tour, which was originally scheduled to take place in 2020. She announced her decision on Twitter.
2021-01-23
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Nora Fatehi slays it with a French whiff in new post
Mumbai, Jan 23 (IANS) Actress-dancer Nora Fatehi is quite the French diva in her latest post on social media.
2021-01-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Bigg Boss 14: Nikki Tamboli turns 'dumboli' for survival?
New Delhi, Jan 23 (IANS) Nikki Tamboli was loud and rude ever since she set foot inside the Bigg Boss 14 house, but there was a distinctive spark which overshadowed the rest in the initial weeks. Now, she seems to have lost the spark, with her gameplay increasingly seeming dumb and irritating.
2021-01-23
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Ayushmann Khurrana shares his definition of a 'big film'
Mumbai, Jan 23 (IANS) Bollywood actor Ayushmann Khurrana has been tagged as a risk-taker who picks high-concept films that become hits at the box office, as well as trigger conversations. He says he has never picks a film based on budget, scale or mounting.
2021-01-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
The White Tiger: Witty, wicked, well made (IANS Review; Rating: * * * and 1/2 )
The White Tiger (film on Netflix); Cast: Adarsh Gourav, Priyanka Chopra, Rajkummar Rao, Mahesh Manjrekar, Vijay Maurya, Swaroop Sampat, Direction: Ramin Bahrani; Rating: * * * and half (three and a half stars)
2021-01-23
Category: India, New Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Sushant Singh opens up on his role as in 'Jeet Ki Zid'
Mumbai, Jan 23 (IANS) Actor Sushant Singh says preparing for his role of Colonel Chaudhary in the web series Jeet Ki Zid was more of a mental exercise than a physical one.
2021-01-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
The White Tiger: Witty, wicked, well made (IANS Review; Rating: * * * and 1/2 )
The White Tiger (film on Netflix); Cast: Adarsh Gourav, Priyanka Chopra, Rajkummar Rao, Mahesh Manjrekar, Vijay Maurya, Swaroop Sampat, Direction: Ramin Bahrani; Rating: * * * and half (three and a half stars)
2021-01-23
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Actor Sonu Sood takes pledge to support blood cancer patients in India
Bengaluru, Jan 23 (IANS) In order to raise awareness on blood stem cell registration and donation, Bollywood actor Sonu Sood, known for his exemplary dedication towards society, has joined hands with DKMS BMST Foundation India, a non-profit organisation dedicated to the fight against blood cancer and other blood disorders such as Thalassemia and Aplastic Anemia.
2021-01-23
Category: India, Karnataka,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Miqdaad Dohadwala, on being a stand-up comedian in Dubai
New Delhi, Jan 23 (IANS) Dubai-based Indian stand-up comedian Miqdaad Dohadwala says cracking jokes before crowds in the emirate is not much of a hassle if you follow two simple rules: Never joke about the Kingdom, and never joke about the locals.
2021-01-23
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Madhur Bhandarkar on why he chose lockdown as subject for new film
Mumbai, Jan 23 (IANS) Filmmaker Madhur Bhandarkar goes on floor with his new film India Lockdown next week, and he says he wishes to travel with the film to various festivals and share the narrative on how our side of the world suffered, thrived and lived with hope amid last years lockdown.
2021-01-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
Bigg Boss 14: Eijaz says childhood abuse confession used against him
Mumbai, Jan 23 (IANS) Not long ago, Eijaz Khan shocked everyone when he revealed a dark secret from his childhood in the Bigg Boss 14. He shared that he had been touched inappropriately. The actor, who is temporarily out of the house to shoot a web series, claims his housemates used the revelation as a trigger against him, but that has only made him stronger.
2021-01-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Hailey Bieber: Not dyed my hair in almost a year
Los Angeles, Jan 23 (IANS) Model Hailey Bieber says she has healthier hair nowadays, and it is all due to the Covid pandemic. The 28-year-old confessed that the secret behind her healthy and shiny hair is taking vitamins intended for pregnant women
2021-01-23
Category: International, United States,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Hollywood
Gary Oldman: Streaming sites take off opening weekend pressure
London, Jan 23 (IANS) Veteran actor Gary Oldman sees a good thing in the rise of streaming sites. He feels they have taken a lot of pressure off film directors.
2021-01-23
Category: International, United Kingdom,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Hollywood
Gigi Hadid admits being 'obsessed' with daughter Khai
Mumbai, Jan 23 (IANS) Supermodel Gigi Hadid says she is obsessed with her daughter, Khai. Gigi, who is dating singer Zayn Malik, recently shared a string of pictures on Instagram Story to mark four months since she gave birth.
2021-01-23
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Hollywood
Biopic of Ashok Chakra recipient late Major Mohit Sharma on cards
Mumbai, Jan 22 (IANS) A film on the life of Ashok Chakra recipient, late Major Mohit Sharma, is on the cards. While the cast, title and other details are yet to be announced, the film is expected to go on floors in September and set for an Independence Day release in 2022.
2021-01-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Delnaaz Irani recalls exactly when Rupali Ganguly became her BFF
Mumbai, Jan 22 (IANS) Actresses Delnaaz Irani and Rupali Ganguly have known each other for over 15 years now. Delnaaz says she still remembers exactly when the two turned from colleagues to friends.
2021-01-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Aahana Kumra on playing a pilot stuck in lockdown in Madhur Bhandarkar's next
Mumbai, Jan 22 (IANS) Actor Aahana Kumra plays a pilot in the upcoming Madhur Bhandarkar film, India Lockdown. It is a job profile that demands travel, but her character is forced to stay at home owing to Covid-induced lockdown and face emotional turmoil.
2021-01-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
Genelia Deshmukh has a kids' day out
Mumbai, Jan 22 (IANS) Actress Genelia Deshmukh enjoyed a day out with her children on Friday. She says kids are amazing for the way they teach one how to live in the moment.
2021-01-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Irrfan Khan's finish line came too soon, but we are proud of him: Wife Sutapa Sikdar
Panaji, Jan 22 (IANS) Irrfan Khan's wife, Sutapa Sikdar, got emotional talking about the late actor at the ongoing International Film Festival of India (IFFI), and said his finish line came too soon.
2021-01-22
Category: India, Goa,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Mahesh Babu to Namrata: Someone I love was born today
Hyderabad, Jan 22 (IANS) Telugu superstar Mahesh Babu on Friday penned a romantic note on the birthday of his wife, actress Namrata Shirodkar. The actor says everyday with Namrata is special.
2021-01-22
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Cinema/Showbiz,Religion,Lifestyle/Fashion
Pulkit Samrat urges to 'lift your vibe'
Mumbai, Jan 22 (IANS) Bollywood actor Pulkit Samrat shared his fitness mantra on Friday, along with a picture he shared from the gym.
2021-01-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Swara Bhasker's mantra: The idea is to try things you haven't done before
Mumbai, Jan 22 (IANS) Actress Swara Bhasker has donned multiple looks in her new web series, Aapkey Kamrey Mein Koi Rehta Hai, and she says trying different things lets her maintaion the thrill and passion of her job.
2021-01-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Rakul Preet hints at new series coming up?
Mumbai, Jan 22 (IANS) Bollywood actress Rakul Preet Singh on Friday described herself as an old soul with young eyes in a new post on social media. In the caption, Rakul seems to promise fans that the announcement of a new series is coming soon.
2021-01-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Kirti Kulhari: Gender-based violence is a harsh reality
Mumbai, Jan 22 (IANS) Actress Kirti Kulhari feels gender-based violence is a harsh reality, one that has gone up amid the pandemic.
2021-01-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion