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  • Shalmali Kholgade: There was a time I'd compare myself to other singers
    Mumbai, December 12 (IANS) Singer Shalmali Kholgade loves the singing skills of colleagues like Jonita Gandhi, Arijit Singh and Neeti Mohan. She says there was a time when she used to compare herself to these artistes. "Being in the music industry is filled with a lot of ups and downs. It's not like (you have) a phase of up and a phase of down, but (it's more like you have) one day full of ups and downs. There could be a recording that is so good that it boosts self-confidence and
  • Twitter users praise woman spiker breastfeeding her baby
    New Delhi, December 10 (IANS) A Twitter post of a woman spiker breastfeeding her baby during a volleyball match in Mizoram earned her praise from Twitter users. One user posted the picture of the woman player sitting on a chair while feeding the infant and wrote: "Feeding her 7-month-old baby during interval of a volleyball match at the inauguration day of Mizoram State Games 2019, a spiker from Tuikumin in Serchhip district, Lalventluangi, expressed happiness over her team''s victo
  • TMC leader Nusrat Jahan earns praise with Instagram post
    New Delhi, December 10 (IANS) Bengali movie actress and Trinamool Congress leader Nusrat Jahan''s photograph on Instagram in which she is cuddling a little balloon-seller went viral, with people hailing her humanitarian gesture. The post got 386 comments and 50,006 likes. The politician posted the picture on her Instagram account and wrote: "Made my weekend special... with the special one...a one-and-a-half-year-old baby selling balloons...was way more cuter and colourful than the b
  • Bhumi Pednekar: I continue striving for excellence in cinema
    Mumbai, December 10 (IANS) Actress Bhumi Pednekar, who is currently riding high on the success of her back-to-back hits "Bala" and "Pati, Patni Aur Woh", says she continues to strive for excellence in cinema. Bhumi has had seven releases in theatres so far and six out of those have been hits. Talking about her box office run, Bhumi said: "I have been fortunate to get the amazing scripts that have resonated with audiences and I'm thankful to all the filmmakers for their belief in
  • AR Rahman to compose anthem for global climate change initiative
    Los Angeles, December 10 (IANS) India's Oscar-winning music maestro AR Rahman is pitching in with a creative contribution for Hollywood music veteran and humanitarian Ken Kragen's climate change effort. Rahman, along with a team of international composers, will create a track titled "Hand in hand" for the initiative. Kragen, who was honoured with United Nations Peace Medal in 1985 for producing the historic charity anthem "We are the World", has joined hands with entertainment entre
  • 1 in 4 married Indians fear cheating: Survey
    New Delhi, December 9 (IANSlife) Insecurity seems to loom large over Indian marriages, as a new survey reveals that 45 per cent of Indians want to check their partner's phone without their knowledge and 55 per cent have already done it. As per the Hotstar 'Out of Love' survey, the suspicion of infidelity is higher in the India's north (32 per cent) and east (31 per cent), whereas in the west and south, an average of 21 per cent suspect getting cheated on. Suspicion is the highest in
  • Richa Chadha: Pay disparity in films continues despite discussions
    Mumbai, December 9 (IANS) Actress Richa Chadha says women are still paid lesser than their male counterparts in the film business across the world despite all the talk on discrepancies. "We have been discussing the discrepancies between male and female remuneration in every industry for quite some time now. Making up for the gap in remuneration has taken us years. Across the film business globally, women are still paid lesser compared to their male counterparts but there's been some
  • Sara Khan: Always wanted to be an entrepreneur
    Mumbai, December 9 (IANS) Actress-singer Sara Khan, who has released her new music video named 'Honey Bunny', has said that she always loved singing, especially in Punjabi language. Sara added that she always wanted to be an entrepreneur, and is now launching her own app through which she will produce short-films, songs, web series and a reality show. "I am creating a lot of songs. Few of them are in the process of being written and a few of them are in the shooting process. I am sh
  • Dwayne Johnson: You might see me in a Bollywood movie someday
    Los Cabos (Mexico), December 8 (IANS) Dwayne Johnson loves the world of Bollywood and doesnt rule out working in a Bollywood film someday. The Hollywood star says working on an Indian action movie would be fun. In fact, he already has few friends from India's tinseltown. Dwayne has worked with Indian star Priyanka Chopra Jonas in "Baywatch", and bonded with Varun Dhawan through social media when the Indian star appreciated his movie and one of his positive gestures. So, can we
  • Akanksha Thakur: We need to go on social media detox at times
    Mumbai, December 7 (IANS) Actress Akanksha Thakur feels we are living in an age when all of us are addicted to social media. No matter how much we try, we just can't stay away from it. The actress feels we should sometimes go on a social media detox. "I do feel social media is taking up a lot of our time. I wish we could go on social media detox at times. Everyone can just shut it for a day. All of us are addicted. No matter how much we try to stay away from social media, it just
  • Shilpa Shetty: Beti Bachao can't just be relegated to a campaign
    Mumbai, December 7 (IANS) Shilpa Shetty took to Instagram to express anger and anxiety over the series of violent sexual attacks and murders of women across the country. The actress added Beti Bachao cant just be relegated to a mere campaign. It needs to be put into action. On Instagram, Shilpa shared a couple of news reports, one which talks about the Unnao victim who was set ablaze by her perpetrators and the other about the alleged rape and murder of a woman in West Bengal's Mald
  • Neha Joshi: I've always been experimental at heart
    Mumbai, December 6 (IANS) Marathi actress Neha Joshi, who will play Dr. B.R. Ambedkar's mother Bhimabai in the Hindi TV show "Ek Mahanayak- Dr. B.R Ambedkar", says she has always been experimental at heart and never felt the "typecast pressure". "Big or small role comes with its own challenges. But playing a character that already holds a reference and is known to many people, is what takes the difficulty to another level. The real challenge lies in the justice that you can bring to
  • Priyanka: Serving as Goodwill Ambassador privilege of my life
    New York, December 6 (IANS) Actress Priyanka Chopra Jonas was honoured with the Danny Kaye Humanitarian Award for her philanthropic work as UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador for Child Rights. She was felicitated with the award at the 15th annual UNICEF Snowflake Ball on Wednesday here. Priyanka even took to Instagram to share what the award means to her. "I am in awe of the tireless efforts and unwavering commitment of the people who work for #UNICEF. Thank you for allowing me to be
  • Richa Chadha: 'Inside Edge' has been a huge pet project for me
    Mumbai, December 5 (IANS) Actress Richa Chadha considers the "Inside Edge" show as her "huge pet project". As the second season of the cricket drama is about to launch, Richa shared that she felt "bad" for missing the promotional activities of the show. She said: "I have been in Lucknow shooting for a new unannounced project. 'Inside Edge' has always been a huge pet project for me simply because it was the first of its kind and I'm extremely close to the story and very proud of t
  • India not a country for women: Anoushka Shankar
    Mumbai, December 5 (IANS) Sitar player and composer Anoushka Shankar has reacted to the barbaric gangrape and murder of a veterinary doctor in Hyderabad saying India is "no country for women". Calling rape a global epidemic, the composer tweeted: "This is a global epidemic. And India in particular is no country for women. And I'm enraged. And I'm numb. And I don't know what to keep doing. I want to scream and yet for once I feel voiceless. Because nothing fu**ing changes and women a
  • Brad Pitt: I lose it at times... I'm human
    Los Angeles, December 4 (IANS) Hollywood star Brad Pitt has confessed that he is not always easygoing, and says he loses his cool from time to time. Pitt made the confession to his former "Legends of the Fall" co-star Anthony Hopkins for Interview magazine, reports usmagazine.com. When Hopkins calls him "as easygoing as ever", Pitt responded: "Pretty much, it's my gliding speed." "But I lose it at times. I get sucked into something, and I can lose it. I take my hands off the w
  • Tara Sharma: Parents should sensitise kids for equality in society
    Mumbai, December 4 (IANS) Actress-entrepreneur Tara Sharma who is gearing up for the new season of "The Tara Sharma Show" on parenting says that it is crucial for parents to be aware of the different conditions of children, so that they can sensitise their little ones to build an equal and inclusive society for the future generation. December 3 marks International Day of Persons with Disability, and keeping sensible parenting in mind, Tara told IANS: "We are constantly talking abo
  • Julia Roberts, Michelle Obama to work at empowering girls in Asia
    Los Angeles, December 3 (IANS) Hollywood star Julia Roberts and former first lady Michelle Obama are teaming up for a trip to Asia to focus on education and empowerment of girls. The "Pretty Woman" actress,52, and the former fist lady, 55, will travel to Vietnam on December 9 and take part in the Obama Foundation's Girls Opportunity Alliance, where they will meet with educations organisations for adolescent girls, reports dailymail.co.uk. They will then travel to Malaysia to tak
  • Jacqueline on fame: Hardest thing is to keep smiling when I'm not happy
    Mumbai, December 3 (IANS) Actress Jacqueline Fernandez feels people are "extremely ignorant" to think successful people have not seen the dark side of life, and says it is difficult to hide real emotions and put up a smiling face in public all the time. "People will be extremely ignorant to think that anyone who has achieved any form of success has not seen the dark side. For me I think the hardest thing is keeping a smile on my face when I'm not happy. The hardest thing has been no
  • Canxiety to chemocurls: Tahira, Sonali on learning new terms during cancer battle
    Mumbai, December 2 (IANS) Actress Sonali Bendre and filmmaker Tahira Kashyap, who were diagnosed with cancer last year, recently spoke about the new things they learnt while battling the disease. During an interactive session "We The Women Conclave", Sonali, who was accompanied by Tahira, talked about "canxiety". Elaborating the meaning of the word, she said: "Diagnosis of cancer was fine, but the idea of surgery and a scar was worrying. Somebody had written to me a term called c