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Actor Dhandapani passes away

CHENNAI: Actor Dhandapani, who shot to fame with his villainous role in 2004 Tamil film ‘Kaadhal’, died here on Sunday of cardiac arrest. 71-year-old Dhandapani complained of uneasiness and was taken to a private hospital here where he breathed his last, his media manager Mounam Ravi said in a press release here. Dhandapani had acted in over 160 films in ...

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Got offers to write for Indian TV: Umera Ahmed

New Delhi: Pakistani screenwriter Umera Ahmed, whose romantic saga ‘Zindagi Gulzar Hai’ became a hit here, has been getting offers from Indian TV channels but the author says she finds herself “incompetent” to pen shows that run for years. “None of my shows have ever touched 30 episodes, so I don’t feel comfortable or competent enough to write for such ...

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Bipasha Basu, Sonam Kapoor bring the curtains down at IIJW

With Bollywood beauties Bipasha Basu and Sonam Kapoor on the ramp, elaborate stage setting and exquisite jewellery on display, the fifth edition of the India International Jewellery Week came to an end. (See Pics: Sonam, Bipasha dazzle on ramp) Sonam, 29, the brand ambassador of the event walked the ramp wearing a sheer white Neeta Lulla saree which she teamed ...

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My heart still belongs to Brazil: Dhanush

Tamil superstar Dhanush is heart-broken after Brazil’s loss to Germany in the first semi-final of the 2014 Fifa World Cup but says he will always be a fan of five-time champions. The Raanjhanaa star took to Twitter to express his sadness. “Painful match. It’s a heart breaking match. Heart still belongs to Brazil. Brazil forever!! No matter what!!,” Dhanush tweeted. ...

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Haider’s posters unveiled

The first promotional posters of Vishal Bhardwaj’s upcoming film ‘Haider’, an adaptation of William Shakespeare’s tragedy ‘Hamlet’, are out today. The makers have released four posters of the film, set in Kashmir. In one of the posters, a blood-drenched Shahid Kapoor is seen embracing Shraddha Kapoor. Another shows Shahid, who plays the titular role, holding a gun in one of ...

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I am very selfish as an actor: Bollywood Actress Vidya Balan

Actress Vidya Balan, who is generally tied up with film shootings and promotions or brand endorsements, admits that she is selfish about “me time”. “When I am working, I am selfish about my ‘me time’ every night, before going to bed. Just some time to unwind. Whether it’s talking to family or writing my diary or listening to music or ...

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Mahesh Bhatt’s ‘Daddy’ to be adapted for stage

Filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt, who has adapted ‘Arth’ as a play, is now set to stage his 1989 film ‘Daddy’. Daddy’, which marked the filmmaker’s daughter Pooja Bhatt’s acting debut and also starred Anupam Kher and Manohar Singh, will be remade in the form of a play. “It is a very sensitive subject and it is important for the next generation ...

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Jacqueline sad as ‘Kick’ shoot wraps up

Shooting of the Salman Khan, Jacqueline Fernandez-starrer ‘Kick’ is finished and the actress took to Instagram to share her emotions on its completion. The film is a directorial debut of producer Sajid Nadiadwala and also stars Randeep Hooda and Nawazuddin Siddiqui in prominent roles. “It’s a wrap!! Most beautiful memories of my life!,” the actress tweeted while thanking Salman, Sajid ...

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Alia wants to do intense film with dad, period film with mom

Alia Bhatt wants her filmmaker father, Mahesh Bhatt, to write an “intense” film for her, and wants to work with her mother Soni Razdan in a period movie. Though Mahesh Bhatt has taken a backseat from direction, Alia, 21, wants him to write a script for her. “I want him to write a script for me. It should be an ...

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‘Bade Achhe Lagte Hain’ to go off air on July 10

Popular television show ‘Bade Achhe Lagte Hain’ will go off air on July 10. The drama explores the worlds of two different personalities, Ram Kapoor and Priya Sharma, who accidentally discover love after they marry. According to sources close to the development, “the show is going off air because the story is coming to an end. It will end with ...

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