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I wasn’t confident of playing Lokmanya Tilak: Subodh Bhave

Veteran Marathi actor Subodh Bhave says he was not confident of playing larger-than-life character of Bal Gangadhar Tilak in ‘Lomanya-Ek Yug Purush’, a biopic on one of the country’s biggest social reformer. The ‘Balgandharva’ helmer, who has been born and brought up in Pune where Tilak’s life spanned around, says playing such a personality was an honour for him as ...

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Cumberbatch doesn’t want fans as Cumberbitches

‘Sherlock’ star Benedict Cumberbatch says though he is flattered his female fans call themselves ‘Cumberbitches’, the actor finds the term a bit rude. The 38-year-old actor said he would prefer his fans to address themselves as Cumbercollective or Cumbersomes as he does not want them to be called ‘bitches’, reported People magazine. “It’s funny and I’m flattered. But on a ...

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Riteish would be a fantastic father: Aaditi Pohankar

Riteish Deshmukh’s ‘Lai Bhaari’ co-star Aaditi Pohankar feels the actor-producer would turn out to be a doting father. Riteish and his actress wife Genelia Deshmukh were blessed with a baby boy earlier this week. “Riteish will be a fantastic father, because he is one of those gentlemen who are dignified and respectful. He is a true gentleman and fun-loving,” Aaditi ...

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When Sitara Devi visited Maharashtra village

Kathak was not a familiar word for the residents of this dusty village in Beed district, and when arguably the greatest doyen of the dance form came calling, most of them had their eyes glued to the sleek camera she was carrying. “Sitara Devi had come to Ambajogai town in 1975 for the 60th birthday celebrations of my father Shankarbapu ...

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Dilip Kumar perfectly fine: Amitabh Bachchan

Megastar Amitabh Bachchan put an end to online rumours about Dilip Kumar’s death by tweeting that veteran actor was “perfectly fine”. Rumours about Dilip Kumar’s death spread online last evening prompting Bachchan to call Saira Banu. “Some baseless rumours being spread about Yusuf Saheb – Dilip Kumar, being ill .. Saira ji just informed me he is perfectly fine!,” Bachchan, ...

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Natalie wants more male nudity ‘Game of Thrones’

Game Of Thrones star Natalie Dormer has admitted she wants more male nudity on the show. Dormer, who plays Margaery Tyrell in the HBO drama, is well aware that some people think there’s a gender imbalance when it comes to nudity on screen. While it’s rare to go a full episode without a woman taking their clothes off, the male ...

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Kathak legend Sitara Devi passes away at 94

Kathak queen Sitara Devi died at a hospital here on Tuesday. She was 94. “Her funeral will take place Thursday morning. We are waiting for her son who has gone abroad for a show,” Rajesh Mishra, the son-in-law of the 94-year-old danseuse, told IANS. Born in 1920 in Kolkata, Sitara Devi drew from the themes, poetry and choreography collected by ...

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Zayn Malik to quit One Direction?

Musician Zayn Malik reportedly plans to quit pop boy band One Direction in pursuit of a relaxed and peaceful lifestyle. The 21-year-old star is said to be tired of being famous and wants to quit the band – which released its fourth studio album, ‘Four’, this week, reported the Daily Mirror. “Zayn is fed up with the whole fame thing. ...

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Victoria Clark to star in ‘Homeland’

Tony-winning actress Victoria Clark has joined the ongoing season four of American TV series ‘Homeland’. The 55-year-old Broadway veteran is cast in a big, surprise role as Carrie Mathison’s (Claire Danes) mother in an upcoming episode of the Showtime series, reported Aceshowbiz. Filming for the fourth season of the Emmy-winning series has just wrapped. The show previously featured James Rebhorn ...

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The trailer for Disney’s ‘Cinderella’ released

Disney has unveiled the new trailer and preview still for ‘Cinderella’, its live-action remake of the 1950 animated classic. ‘Downton Abbey’ star Lily James takes on the title role of Ella, whose life is turned upside down when her wealthy father remarries then unexpectedly passes away, reported E! online. Cate Blanchett takes on the role of Cinderella’s cruel stepmother, while ...

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