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‘Mirziya script demanded new faces’

Filmmaker Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra says he has cast new actors Harshvardhan Kapoor and Saiyami Kher in ‘Mirziya’ because it required fresh faces and could not have been made with established actors. Mehra’s upcoming venture, inspired by the love tale of Sahiban and Mirza, is written by noted filmmaker, lyricist and author Gulzar. – PTI

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‘Antoheen’ maker dedicates film to street children

In sync with the theme which chronicles the journey of underdog Amol, Dev-starrer ‘Buno Haansh’ director Aniruddha Roy Choudhury on Sunday dedicated his film to the underprivileged children of the City of Joy. The national award winner adman-turned-film maker with a midas touch, told PTI, “Like the Rags to Riches story of Amol, etched out so faithfully by Dev, I ...

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Miley Cyrus wants to play Dolly Parton on big screen

Pop star Miley Cyrus has reportedly been begging her godmother, singer Dolly Parton to let her play her in a movie of her life. The 21-year-old ‘Wrecking Ball’ hitmaker is concerned the role in the highly-anticipated biopic on Parton will go to actress Scarlett Johansson and is doing everything she can to convince the ‘Jolene’ singer she is the right ...

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Oprah Winfrey to pay tribute to Robin Williams on her channel

TV star Oprah Winfrey will pay tribute to actor Robin Williams, who died last week, by featuring his old interviews on her own channel. The Oscar-winning actor passed away aged 63 after committing suicide, reported Digital Spy. Two classic episodes of ‘The Oprah Winfrey Show’ featuring the actor will be repeated, including his first appearance in 1988 during which he ...

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‘Have worked with Diplo, 2 Chainz on new album’

London: Pop star Jessie J has revealed that she has worked with Tricky, The-Dream, Diplo, 2 Chainz, Max Martin and Ammo on her new album. The 26-year-old singer also spoke about her friendship with Nicki Minaj, suggest reports. “I`m hoping we can hang out, because the only time we`ve hung out since is the `Bang Bang` video, which we shot ...

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Ghostbusters didn’t need me as director Ivan Reitman

The filmmaker will serve as a producer on the sequel, claiming that the film `didn`t necessarily need him as a director`, suggest reports. “I am very involved. I`m a producer of the film. I wasn`t giving it all up. I suddenly felt that `Ghostbusters` didn`t necessarily need me as a director, at least I didn`t need to direct `Ghostbusters`, let ...

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Samantha Barks cast in ‘A Hundred Streets’

Actress Samantha Barks is set to star in ‘A Hundred Streets’, alongside Gemma Arterton and Idris Elba. The 23-year-old actress, who starred in ‘Les Miserables’ in 2012, will appear in the London-based drama directed by Jim O’Hanlon, reported Ace Showbiz. The film will also feature performances from Charlie Creed-Miles, Ken Stott, Steven Mackintosh, Tom Cullen and Emma Rigby. Barks has ...

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Derek Hough is joining ‘Nashville’ season three

Los Angeles: Dancer-actor Derek Hough will appear in `Nashville`s third season in a multi-episode storyline. The five-time `Dancing with the Stars` champion has been cast as the charming film star Noah West, suggest reports. Noah West encounters the musicians of Nashville while preparing to star in a biopic about a legendary country music star. Hough previously acted in a short-lived ...

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Father-son relationship should be like friends: SRK

Shah Rukh Khan feels that father-son relationship should be that of friends. The actor, who has always been vocal about his parents, has lent support for an upcoming film titled Ekkees Toppon Ki Salami by launching the trailer of the film along with the entire star cast here. Apparently, the film, based on father-son relationship, made Shah Rukh emotional and ...

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Hollywood actor Robin Williams dies of suspected suicide

LOS ANGELES: Oscar-winning actor and comedian Robin Williams was found dead at his home in California from suspected suicide, police said on Monday. A statement from the Marin County sheriff’s department said the 63-year-old funnyman was found shortly before midday at his home in Tiburon, northern California. “At this time, the sheriff’s office coroner division suspects the death to be ...

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