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Biopic on Mary Kom not a risk: Omung Kumar

Omung Kumar, who is making his directorial debut with a biopic on Indian woman boxer Mary Kom, says he did not consider it as a risky proposition, but as an inspiring story that needed to be told. ‘Mary Kom’, which is set for a release on September 5, is a biopic on Olympic bronze medallist and five-time World Champion from ...

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Parineeti’s ‘Daawat-e-Ishq’ delayed by two weeks

Parineeti Chopra will avoid a box office showdown with big sister Priyanka’s ‘Mary Kom’ as Yash Raj Films pushed the release of her upcoming film ‘Daawat-E-Ishq’ by two weeks. The romantic comedy was earlier slated to release on September 5 but now it will bow in theatres on September 19. YRF cited a need for “more time” to implement their ...

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Centre not withdrawing Saif’s Padma Shri honour, says Kareena

Reacting to a controversy surrounding her actor husband Saif Ali Khan over his Padma Shri honour, Bollywood actress Kareena Kapoor Khan today claimed that the Centre has no plans to take it back. “They (government) are not taking Saif’s Padma Shri back. The government has already issued a letter saying they are not taking his Padma Shri back. It (letter) ...

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Want to make a film everyone is proud of SRK

Mumbai: Superstar Shah Rukh Khan says his biggest dream is to make a film that everyone would be proud of. “My maddest dream is to make the most beautiful film before I die, which everyone across the world should watch and be proud of,” Shah Rukh told reporters here at an event last night. The 48-year-old actor, also known to ...

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Dream to be paired opposite Priyanka in ‘Mary Kom’: Darshan

Newcomer Darshan Kumar who is making Bollywood debut opposite actress Priyanka Chopra in ‘Mary Kom’, says it is a dream come true moment for him. In the biopic on Olympic bronze medalist and five-time World Champion Mary Kom, Priyanka is playing the title role, while Darshan will essay the role of her husband K Onler Kom. “To be part of ...

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Goa Assembly pays tributes to Smita Talwalkar

Goa Legislative Assembly today paid tributes to veteran Marathi actress Smita Talwalkar, who died on August 6 in Mumbai following prolonged illness. The condolence motion was moved on the floor of the House by BJP legislator and writer Vishnu Surya Wagh, who termed the actress as a “legend of Marathi film and theatre world.” “A void has been created in ...

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Gandhi lends support to Akshay’s ‘Entertainment’

Animal-rights activist and Union Minister Maneka Gandhi has extended support to Akshay Kumar-starrer ‘Entertainment’ for using the dog in the film in a friendly way. Gandhi also hosted a special premiere of the film in the Capital on Thursday which was attended by film’s crew and members of her organisation People for Animals (PFA). “The film has been endorsed by ...

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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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