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I started out as a background dancer: Anurag Basu

Mumbai: ‘Barfi!’ director Anurag Basu has revealed that he started his career in showbiz as a backup dancer. The filmmaker, who aimed to become an engineer initially but left college in the middle to pursue his dream in films, said he opted for the background dancer because the profession paid more than being a junior artist. “Today it is very ...

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Aamir should withdraw “vulgar” film poster, demands Cong MLA

Aamir Khan, who has left many intrigued and others ridiculing him over his nude look in the poster of his upcoming film PK, has come under attack from a Congress legislator in Mumbai, who wants the actor to withdraw the “vulgar” poster. “Through media, I would like to convey to Aamir that the poster is in bad taste. It has ...

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Madhuri remembers long-distance relationship days

Mouni and her choreographer Punit`s `mirror image` act, about two lovers drifted apart by distance, reminded Madhuri about the early days of her marriage. Madhuri, 47, who went to US after her marriage to Nene, said the act took her to those days when she had to come to India to shoot `Devdas` just after her wedding. “I was smiling ...

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Juhi Chawla now brand ambassador for ‘Sony Pal’

Bollywood actress Juhi Chawla has been named the brand ambassador for newly-launched Hindi entertainment channel, Sony Pal while her contemporary Raveena Tandon will be hosting a chat show on the same channel. As per reports, Juhi pipped Lara Dutta and Raveena Tandon to become the face of the channel, formally launched today by the Multi Screen Media. “I am happy ...

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Different experience but learning a lot: Nimrat

Being part of the popular US political thriller ‘Homeland 4? may be out of her comfort zone but ‘The Lunchbox’ star Nimrat Kaur says she is learning a lot with each passing day. The 32-year-old ‘The Lunchbox’ actress, who is currently shooting the series in Cape Town along with other cast members, said the work environment is very different from ...

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Akshay enjoyed working with 100 dogs in ‘Entertainment’

Being a dog lover, Akshay Kumar enjoyed working with dogs in his upcoming film ‘Entertainment’ and the actor is confident that the film will find love from the audience because of its unique concept. “The film show’s the relationship between a man and a dog. It is after a long time that this genre has been explored in Hindi cinema. ...

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Priyanka to be on the hot seat in ‘KBC-8’

Actress Priyanka Chopra will be soon seen in the new season of popular TV quiz show ‘Kaun Banega Crorepati’ hosted by megastar Amitabh Bachchan. The 32-year-old actress, who is promoting her next film ‘Mary Kom’, will feature in one of the upcoming episodes of ‘KBC Season 8’ as a celebrity contestant. However, its telecast date is still under wraps. This ...

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Veteran Marathi film actress Smita Talwalkar passes away

Veteran stage and screen actress Smita Talwalkar, who won acclaim in theater, film and television and became a notable figure in the Marathi film industry, passed away on Wednesday. She was 59. Talwalkar breathed her last at Mumbai’s Jaslok hospital, where she was being treated for cancer. She will be cremated at Dadar crematorium on Wednesday at noon. Before that, ...

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AP govt keen on developing film industry in Vizag

Hyderabad, Aug 5 (PTI) The Andhra Pradesh government plans to develop the port city of Visakhapatnam as a hub for film industry-related activity. Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu conveyed this to a delegation of film personalities who called on him here today, an official release said. Visakhapatnam, located on the east coast of the country, is endowed with picturesque locales ...

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Shraddha, Esha, Kangana at India Bridal Week 2014

New Delhi: Bollywood beauties Shraddha Kapoor, Esha Gupta, Kangana Ranaut are all set to turn traditional brides for designers JJ Valaya, Jyotsna Tiwari and Suneet Varma respectively at the upcoming India Bridal Fashion Week. Shraddha, who is also the face of the sixth edition of the bridal week, would be seen in an extraordinary ensemble from the Valaya’s collection ‘The ...

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