Apr 232015


By IANS |Posted 1 hour

Sara Loren, who debuted in Bollywood with the film ‘Kajraare’, says that being an actress is a huge challenge in today’s time.

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“It’s a huge challenge being an actress in today’s time. It’s not that you act and go back home… there is a lot of hardwork. You have to do dance numbers, work hard… there’s a lot of effort involved in it. It’s is just the beginning for me,” Sara said here.

Sara, who is yet to get an opportunity to explore her dancing talent on the big screen, says she is learning salsa and ballet these days.

“I love dancing, but somehow, in my film there was not much dance. People will see me dancing in live shows, and now I am learning salsa and ballet. I’m working hard for that,” she added.

On Wednesday, Sara inaugurated Dazzle Rest-o-Lounge here, and she recommends it for all foodies.

“For me, the quality of food is very important, the taste of the food and the way it’s served is important. This place is looking promising.”

Mar 112015


By IANS |Posted 1 hour

Actress and former beauty queen Lara Dutta has joined the cast of Abhishek Kapoor’s “Fitoor”, and she’s glad her daughter has given her a thumbs up for her look in the movie.

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“New day, new movie!! Happy to join the cast and crew of Fitoor for Day 1! Daughter has passed her verdict on my outfit so I’m good to go,” tweeted Lara, a mother to three-year-old daughter Saira with husband Mahesh Bhupathi.

In ‘Fitoor’, which also stars Katrina Kaif, Rekha and Aditya Roy Kapur, Lara is reportedly playing the part of an art curator.

Oct 122014


By IANS |Posted 4 hours ago

It’s over six months since the Kangana Ranaut-starrer “Queen” released, but Canada-born Indian actress Lisa Ray has watched it only now, and she has only words of praise for Lisa Haydon’s performance in the film.

“I’m sooo late to the party, but finally watching #Queen on the big, flat screen. Simply love my gal @HaydonLisa. What presence. Luv u Lisi,” Lisa tweeted Saturday.

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When the movie released March 7, it was loved for its simply told story of a Delhi-based Punjabi girl, who sets out on her honeymoon alone, and in the bargain, she finds out her strengths and her ability to be a strong and independent individual.

Kangana’s performance as the protagonist Rani was lauded, while model-actor Lisa Haydon’s part as her friend Vijayalakshmi, earned her appreciation galore too.

Sep 152014


By PTI |Posted 15-Sep-2014

Naseeruddin Shah’s unresolved relationship with his father Aley Mohammed Shah still haunts him and the actor in his autobiography has opened up about how he managed to have a real conversation with his parent only at his grave.

Naseeruddin ShahNaseeruddin Shah. Pic/Satyajit Desai

Their uneasy relationship despite the obvious affection they had for each other, flows like an undercurrent throughout the memoir ‘And Then One Day’ that details the first forty years of Shah’s life and his struggle to find his voice as an actor, a dream that greatly clashed with his father’s idea of how his son’s life should be.

The 64-year-old actor recalls how he could not be with his father during his final moments as he failed to convince the airlines’ staff about the urgency of boarding a flight. In one of the most moving parts of the book, Shah describes how he finally managed to reach out to his father post his death.

“The day I arrived in Sardhana I visited the mound of earth that was Baba now and we had the first of the many easy conversations I was later to have with him. That day I talked to him about the film I had just done, felt his amusement at my playing a shaven-headed Hindu priest,” Shah writes.

“… I told him about my dreams and my doubts, about Ratna (Shah’s wife) whom he had never met, about how much I was now earning, anything that came into my head. I knew he was listening and responding. This was an actual conversation in which I took the initiative. I suddenly began to feel the weight of all I had lost out on and would never regain and I was surprised by how much I suddenly missed him.”

In one of the earlier chapters of the autobiography, Shah says, “I was always told I was my father’s favourite, words that would come back to haunt me later.”

The actor, who also speaks candidly about his mistakes as a parent to his eldest daughter Heeba from his ill-fated first marriage to Purveen in the book, wonders hether he was a ‘disappointment’ right from the start as his father wanted a daughter.

Shah’s father spent a small fortune on tutors while the actor fantasised about escaping to the world of cricket and acting, as he failed to measure up to his father’sexpectations academically. He even ran away to Bombay for two months when he was sixteen and worked in Rajendra Kumar-starrer ‘Aman’ as an extra.

The long simmering resentment finally exploded into an argument between the two many years later when Shah was scolded for starting a hunger strike at FTII. Shah reasons that his hunger and anger made him snap finally and he started yelling at his father.

“I told him I knew he could not tolerate my presence, well I had news for him-the feeling was mutual, I had never cared for him just as he had never cared for me and I knew he just wanted an excuse to lose me. I told him he was done with me forever.

“As I went on frothing at the mouth, he stayed silent but hurt and fear appeared in his eyes. I picked up my bag to go but he did not move. Had it not been for Ammi’s intervention at that moment I would probably never have gone anywhere near him again. So convinced was I that he deserved to be told all this that I was oblivious to how deep a wound I was inflicting,” Shah writes.

They finally managed to work out an uneasy acceptance for each other and Shah’s father was even happy that when the actor finally got his big break in Shyam Benegal’s ‘Nishant’ in 1975, he did not change his name. Shah says it was the only film that his father saw twice.

Jul 072014


By The Hitlist Team |Posted 33 minutes ago

Akshay Kumar has lip-synched to a female’s voice in the track Johnny Johnny in his upcoming film, ‘It’s Entertainment’.

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The director duo Sajid-Farhad were keen that playback singer Priya croon for the Khiladi in a bid to show support for women empowerment and to prove that women are on par in all fields. And that includes female singers doing playback for male stars!

Jun 242014


By IANS |Posted 1 hour ago

‘Border’ director J.P. Dutta’s new untitled production under his new company J.P. Gene has finished its first schedule.

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The team of the film, directed by Binoy Gandhi, will soon start with their second schedule, which they will be shooting abroad, said a statement.

The film stars Nidhi Dutta and Ajit Sodhi along with Sagarika Ghatge, Taaha Shah and Diganth Manchale.

Gandhi has earlier assisted on films like “Darna Mana Hai”, “Fanaa” and “Ta Ra Rum Pum”.

J.P. Gene’s next is about the bond between three friends who can go to any extent to make each other happy.

Jun 082014


By The Hitlist Team |Posted 08-Jun-2014

Ranveer Singh feels that ladylove Deepika Padukone can be an all-time legend in Bollywood.

According to him, with every film of hers she is only improving. Ranveer says that there is a lot he can learn from Dippy who has also made him understand fashion terminology.

Love can make you say and do many things. Earlier when Ranveer was rumoured to be close to his Band Baaja Baaraat co-star Anushka Sharma, he had proclaimed that Anushka had taught him a lot. Looks like as a boyfriend, Ranveer is only learning from his girls.

Apr 292014


By A correspondent|Posted 17 minutes ago

After the epic Oscar selfie by Ellen DeGeneres comes another selfie clicked by Shahid Kapoor at IIFA Awards 2014 at Tampa Bay. Does it beat the Oscar selfie?

Host of the evening Shahid Kapoor tried to imitate Ellen DeGeneres by clicking a selfie at the awards. Interestingly Kevin Spacey who was in the Oscar selfie was also a part of Bollywood’s IIFA selfie!

The Bollywood's IIFA-selfie by Shahid Kapoor. Pic/Shahid Kapoor's Twitter pageThe Bollywood’s IIFA-selfie by Shahid Kapoor. Pic/Shahid Kapoor’s Twitter page

Shahid is seen clicking the picture while holding the lungi in another hand. Besides Kevin Spacey, Farhan Akhtar, Sonakshi Sinha, Anil Kapoor, Shatrughan Sinha and Luv Sinha also posed for the picture.