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  • Deepika Padukone says Jio MAMI is a learning experience for her
    Mumbai, October 25 (IANS) Bollywood superstar Deepika Padukone, who attended the Jio MAMI 21st Mumbai Film Festival with Star 2019, is quite impressed by the reaction of the audience and movie enthusiasts at the festival. Deepika, who is Chairperson of the festival, shared her experience: "I think I managed to learn a lot in the last couple of months that I have been here at the festival in the process, I also watched some of the films that was screening from 190 movies…I had the
  • Madhuri Dixit launches YouTube channel
    Mumbai, October 24 (IANS) Actress Madhuri Dixit-Nene has has launched her YouTube channel, through which she will give fans a glimpse into her personal life. "YouTube is a platform that I've been wanting to explore for a long time. I love interacting with my fans in new and interesting ways, and a YouTube channel was an obvious choice. It's going to be all things personal and candid with sneak peek into my personal and work life. I'm really excited. Looking forward to a great experi
  • A platform to showcase your talent
    New Delhi, Oct 24 (IANS) After its successful launch at the Lakme Fashion Week Winter/Festive 2018,'Circular Design Challenge has announced the its second edition.   The programme provides a platform for young fashion/accessory designers and entrepreneurs to showcase and win a prize for their innovative ideas and collections made by using materials from diverse waste sources including plastic.   Circular Design Challenge in partnership with the United Nations
  • Konkona Sen Sharma: I belong to the moviewatching community
    Mumbai, October 24 (IANS) National Award-winning actress and filmmaker Konkona Sen Sharma says she loves to watch and share films at film festivals because she feels the audience comprises pure movielovers and she belongs to that "moviewatching" community. Konkona was present at Jio MAMI 21st Mumbai Film Festival with Star, where Seema Pahwa's directorial debut "Ramprasad Ki Tehrvi", which features her, was screened. "I have been attending MAMI from even before I shifted base t
  • Sona Mohapatra: I am an artist, not an activist
    Mumbai, October 23 (IANS) Whether it is her rendition of the Punjabi folk song "Ambarsariyaan", her Odiya folk song "Rangabati" or the recent "Tori Surat", Sona Mohapatra has managed to make her space as a singer and independent stage performer over the past 13 years. While her strong opinions on inequality in the music industry and her lending a voice to #MeToo movement have dragged her into controversy, Sona says her outspoken nature does not make her an activist but a true-blue arti
  • Taapsee, Bhumi pledge to support girl child empowerment
    Mumbai, October 22 (IANS) Taapsee Pannu and Bhumi Pednekar have pledged to support the cause of girl child empowerment. The two actresses joined hands with the NGO Plan India for this purpose. Taapsee said: "I am very happy to be associated with such a great cause. Empowering girl child, educating them and making them independent, is something which we really need to do right now." Adding their bit to the cause, Taapee and Bhumi will also take a pledge for the cause. They will
  • William and I are on different paths: Prince Harry
    London, October 21 (IANS) The UK's Prince Harry has admitted that he and Prince William were on "different paths", in the first public acceptance of a rift between the two brothers, a media report said on Monday. In the comments made in ITV an documentary which was broadcast on Sunday night, the Duke of Sussex acknowledged that there had been deepening tensions between himself and William, following months of speculation about the state of the brothers' relationship, The Daily Mail
  • Farah Khan: Justifying a film's big budget is also a task
    Mumbai, October 21 (IANS) From her debut in Bollywood as a choreographer with the film "Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikandar" to her first success as a film director with the Shah Rukh Khan-Sushmita Sen starrer "Main Hoon Naa" and becoming the judge of one of hit reality show "Indian Idol", Farah Khan has made her presence felt in every medium she has stepped into. Now that she is hosting a quiz show for a mobile app and gearing up to direct a new film, Farah says, although getting big budget as a f
  • Ileana D'Cruz: Choosing acting career was by accident
    Mumbai, October 20 (IANS) Actress Ileana D'Cruz says choosing acting as a career was by accident, adding that she wanted to explore singing as a profession. The actress opened up about her career decisions in an episode of "The Love Laugh Live Show", aired on Romedy Now. When host Shibani Dandekar asked her about her journey from modelling to Bollywood, Ileana said: "Choosing acting as a career was by accident." Asked if not an actor, what would be her second option as a caree
  • Dipika Kakar: Marriage should empower people to chase dreams
    Mumbai, October 19 (IANS) "Kahaan Hum Kahaan Tum" actress Dipika Kakar Ibrahim is happily married to actor Shoaib Ibrahim. She says marriage should not be the reason why people quit their dreams and careers. In fact, it should further empower a person to chase and fulfil their dreams. The actress, who made a mark in "Sasural Simar Ka", said: "I feel I am blessed when it comes to maintaining a work-life balance, given the kind of hectic work we do and the demanding nature of the ind
  • Dia Mirza: 'Rehnaa Hai Terre Dil Mein' was ahead of its time
    Mumbai, October 19 (IANS) Former beauty queen Dia Mirza made her Bollywood acting debut with "Rehnaa Hai Terre Dil Mein" 18 years ago. Remembering the film fondly, she says the romantic drama was ahead of its time. The film was released 18 years ago on October 19, and Dia reminisced the journey. "Firsts are always special but 'RHTDM' is a film that was ahead of its time, and packaged romance in a beautiful story. Apart from being a memorable start to my acting career, it has give
  • Maleficent: Mistress Of Evil' is an engaging sequel
    By Troy Ribeiro  IANS | October 18   "Maleficent: Mistress Of Evil"; Cast: Angelina Jolie, Elle Fanning, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Sam Riley, Harris Dickinson, Ed Skrein, Michelle Pfeiffer; Direction: Joachim Ronning; Rating: *** (three stars) "Maleficent: Mistress Of Evil, is the sequel to the 2014 released, dark fantasy adventure film, "Maleficent", which was the original live-action, re-imagining of the classic, fairytale, "Sleeping Beauty". The story takes a lea
  • Hina Khan: Entertainment happened by chance
    New Delhi, October 18 (IANS) Fiction and reality TV shows, music videos, films and web series, actress Hina Khan has done it all. But showbiz wasn't a planned move. She says entertainment happened by chance and the journey has been wonderful so far. She was part of one of the longest running TV shows -- "Yeh Rishta Kya Khelata Hai". She again won the audience's hearts when she got in the reality shows space with "Fear Factor: Khatron Ke Khiladi" and "Bigg Boss". Her film "Lines" too
  • KBC crorepati Gautam Kumar Jha: Will support poor girls in my village
    Mumbai, October 17 (IANS) Gautam Kumar Jha, who became the third contestant to win a crore on season 11 of the Amitabh Bachchan-hosted quiz show "Kaun Banega Crorepati" (KBC), says he wants to support girls who hail from a poor economic background in his village by contributing to their marriage. "I am feeling really happy. I never thought I would get selected in 'KBC' and, after coming here, win such a huge amount. There are millions of people who try to be on this show and when yo
  • Attitude more important than skills, talent: Malaysian chef Peter Chan
    By Vishnu Makhijani  New Delhi, October 16 (IANS) What is it that goes into making an ideal meal? More than skills and talent it's the right attitude that matters, says Malaysian Executive Sous Chef Peter Chan, an industry veteran of close to four decades and chairperson of the jury at the Indian Culinary Forum's annual Chef Awards 2019 underway at Greater Noida on the national capital's outskirts. "To be an ideal chef is not only about having skills and talent but the mos
  • Gandhi's 'experiments with truth' at Jerusalem Biennale
    Jerusalem, October 15 (IANSlife) After a well-received precursor show in July at the Triveni Kala Sangam in New Delhi, an exhibition on Mahatma Gandhi curated by Gargi Seth is representing the India Pavilion at the fourth Jerusalem Biennale. Inspired by Gandhi's autobiography "The Story of My Experiments With Truth", the India Pavilion brings together the Father of the Nation's experiments with truth of the most elemental nature, expressed through contemporary Indian art. The par
  • Jessica Alba: I've always been drawn to strong women
    Los Angeles, October 15 (IANS) Actress Jessica Alba has always gravitated towards strong female characters, and says it is very important to represent complex women who aren't perfect or have flaws on screen, and show that they can still be heroes. "I have always been drawn to strong women in characters that I played. You know, I dabbled in playing some characters that were a little more passives and I don't know I pulled it off that well to be honest with you," Alba said when asked
  • 'Life is too short to keep hitting the snooze button'
    New Delhi, October 15 (IANS) She's bounced back from two suicide attempts and has today trained the likes of Miss World 2017 Manushi Chhillar, Miss India Universe 2017 Shraddha Shashidhar and Miss Diva Supranational 2017 Peden Ongmu in handling the pressures that come with being in the spotlight. Celebrity life coach, TEDex speaker and author Nidhika Bahl says her mission is to help people awaken to the possibilities in their personal and professional lives. "I believe that 'Life
  • Aishwarya Rai Bachchan: Mani Ratnam is my guru
    Mumbai, October 14 (IANS) Actress Aishwarya Rai-Bachchan, who has worked in Mani Ratnam films such as "Guru" and "Raavan", says that the veteran filmmaker is her guru, and that the decision to work with him is always an easy yes for her. The actress will soon reunite with Mani Ratnam in a new film that will reportedly feature her in a double role. "Mani Ratnam is my Guru. He is probably one of the most amazing and brilliant directors of our country. I have had the privilege, hono
  • Janhvi Kapoor: Mom always told me to be a good person
    Mumbai, October 14 (IANS) Actress Janhvi Kapoor says her mother, late actress Sridevi, always told her to be a good person from within. "My mother would always tell me, whatever you think and carry in your heart, will show on your face. So it is important for an actor to be a good person from within because the camera captures everything," said Janhvi, at a panel discussion of MAMI Movie Mela on Sunday in Mumbai, which was also attended by actresses Aananya Panday, Mrunal Thakur, an