Life & Style

  • Shweta Tiwari returns to TV after three years
    Mumbai, September 25 (IANS) Actress Shweta Tiwari, known for her telly-bahu stint on "Kasautii Zindagii Kay" and as a winning contestant of "Bigg Boss", will return to the world of television after a gap of three years. Shweta will play a Punjabi character in "Mere Dad Ki Dulhan", a coming-of-age story that will be aired on Sony Entertainment Television. "I am coming back on television screens after three years and I have selected 'Mere Dad Ki Dulhan' as my comeback show because
  • Zoya Akhtar: Literary world an untapped source of inspiration
    Mumbai, September 25 (IANS) Hindi and other regional authors do not enjoy a lot of Bollywood attention when it comes to films based on literature, feels filmmaker Zoya Akhtar. "I think the marriage of their (Hindi authors) content and (film industry) storytellers and producers hasn't happened yet. It's sad but true. A lot of people don't read to start with. They don't even read the language they're comfortable in. They're not going to read translated works, and there's no media arou
  • Bollywood actors happy to be caught in the web world
    By Natalia Ningthoujam (   New Delhi, September 24 (IANS) How much can an actor shine in a two-hour film? The fact that the world of web series has opened up varied shades of characters, more than mainstream films in India have ever done, has not gone unnoticed by an incredibly talented lot of the industry. And if they are lucky enough to bag a role in big digital projects, the big bucks will follow. No wonder, actors as Pankaj Tripathi -- regarded as prop cast till the
  • Nicole Kidman feels her kids chose Scientology over her
    Los Angeles, Sep 23 (IANS) Actress Nicole Kidman says her children with former husband Tom Cruise chose Scientology over her. Kidman adopted Isabella, now 26, and Connor, now 24, with Cruise. Kidman grew apart from them when they followed Cruise into the Church of Scientology. She is now trying to heal the rift. "Motherhood is about the journey. There are going to be incredible peaks and valleys, whether you are an adopting mother or a birth mother. What a child needs is love. Th
  • Genelia, Riteish's meme exchange is hilarious
    Mumbai, September 23 (IANS) Bollywood couple Riteish Deshmukh and Genelia Deshmukh indulged in a funny meme war on social media. The two took to social media to troll each other by sharing laugh-worthy memes. Riteish who started the Twitter war with Genelia by sharing a meme that read: "Behind every angry woman stands a man who has absolutely no idea what he did wrong." Genelia replied to him with a meme that read: "I don't usually pay attention to what my husband says. But wh
  • For thoughtful gifting
    By Puja Gupta    New Delhi, September 24 (IANSlife) Festivals are the time when we strengthen new relationships and celebrate the old ones with the joy of gifting. But gifting can get overwhelming - starting from what to give, how to give, where to it buy from and will they like it or not. But people say it is not the gift, but the thought that counts. Rahul Jain, co-founder and business head of eCraftIndia, suggests some thoughtful options gifting without having to thi
  • Man credits Apple Watch for saving his father's life
    San Francisco, September 23 (IANS) A man from city of Spokane in Washington State has credited Apple Watch for saving his father's life after a biking accident. Gabe Burdett was waiting for his father Bob at their pre-designated location for some mountain biking at the Riverside State Park when he received a text alert from his dad's Apple Watch, saying it had detected a "hard fall". The Watch also provided his father's location. Burdett later received another update from the
  • Try best not to let criticism get to me: Shraddha Kapoor
    Mumbai, September 22 (PTI) Shraddha Kapoor has had two big releases in past one month -- "Saaho" and "Chhichore" -- with the former receiving negative reviews but good box office numbers and the latter getting both critical as well as commercial success. The actor, who was away from the big screen for almost a year filming back-to-back projects, said while success and failure are part of an artist's journey, she doesn't let the negativity overpower her. "As an actor, you
  • Will Smith defends his alcohol use
    Los Angeles, September 22 (IANS) Hollywood star Will Smith got defensive when his wife and actress Jada Pinkett Smith confronted him about his alcohol consumption habits, and said "that's my personal business". In a preview of an episode of "Red Table Talk", co-host Jada is seen confronting her husband about his drinking habits, reports dailymail.co.uk. The actor appeared to get defensive by the question, because it was asked in front of his three kids. "How often are you drin
  • What it takes to walk the runway
    New Delhi, September 22 (IANSlife) A runway model must have a good body, but more importantly she must have confidence, attitude, style, grace and versatility IANSlife spoke to the jury who selected fresh faces for the upcoming Lotus Makeup India Fashion Week (LMIFW) SS'20 to find out what it takes to be a runway model. The 34th edition of India's biggest fashion event will be held from October 9 to 13 at the National Stadium in the capital. *Payal Jain, Jury: It's in the attitud
  • Kindness is top priority in long-term relationship: Study
    London, September 21 (IANS) One of the top qualities that people look for in a long-term relationship is kindness, a new research suggests. For the study published in the Journal of Personality, the research team picked over 2,700 college students from across the globe and asked them to build themselves an ideal lifelong partner by using a fixed budget to 'buy' characteristics. While traits like physical attractiveness and financial prospects were important, the one that was give
  • Dhoni's wife questions daily Ranchi power cuts
    Ranchi, September 20 (IANS) Former Indian captain and Ranchi boy Mahendra Singh Dhoni's wife on Friday questioned the 4-7 hours of power cuts in the state capital every day. "People in Ranchi experience power cuts every single day. It ranges 4 to 7 hours daily. There has been no electricity for past five hours that September 19, 2019. There is no reason for power cut as weather is good and there is no festival. I hope reason is addressed by concerned authorities," Sakshi Singh Dhoni
  • My life's best experience to work with Sanjay Dutt: Satyajeet Dubey
    Mumbai, September 17 (IANS) Actor Satyajeet Dubey says it has been the best experience of his life as an actor to work with Sanjay Dutt in " Prassthanam". "It's been the best experience of my life as an actor and as an individual so far. He treated me like his own, without being preachy he just coveys the words of wisdom from his life experiences wrapped with humour. someone who's full of life, love, and warmth. Sometimes he calls me bro and now beta," Satyajeet said. He says he
  • Your style reflects your personality: Taapsee Pannu
    New Delhi, September 17 (IANSlife) Bollywood actress Taapsee Pannu says she likes to experiment with her looks and her personal style personifies independence, confidence and beauty with ease and comfort. The "Pink" star, who is the brand ambassador of Melange by Lifestyle, recently launched its new festive collection of the contemporary ethnic wear brand at DLF Mall of India in Noida. Excerpts from an interview: What is your style mantra? TP: For me, your style reflects your per
  • Vidya sports short hair as Shakuntala Devi
    Mumbai, September 17 (IANS) The first look of Vidya Balan's character of the "human computer" and maths genius Shakuntala Devi has been unveiled on social media. Vidya shared the first look on Twitter, where she is seen striking a pose in a bright red sari with a floral border, short cropped hair and a round bindi. "Excitement is multiplying each day! Time to dig into the 'root' of the mathematical genius, 'Shakuntala Devi'. 'Filming Begins," she captioned the image. "She was
  • Sara Ali Khan to bring alive Saif, Amrita's hits at IIFA Awards
    Mumbai, September 17 (IANS) Sara Ali Khan is excited but nervous about performing at the 20th edition of International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) Awards. Sara added that she will dance to hit songs of father Saif Ali Khan and her mother Amrita Singh at the awards show. "I have been watching IIFA Awards since childhood. I have travelled with my father to IIFA Awards. I remember two years ago, IIFA was held in New Jersy and I was in New York with my father. But I couldn't attend the f
  • Groovy Madhuri Dixit poses with Wiz Khalifa
    Mumbai, September 16 (IANS) Actress Madhuri Dixit Nene had a great time attending Wiz Khalifa's gig in Mumbai. She also posed with the American rapper and said she had a great time grooving to his songs. Madhuri on Monday morning shared a photograph of herself along with her son, husband Sriram Nene, Grammy-nominated Indian-American songwriter-rapper Raja Kumari and Khalifa. "Thanks for showing the world yet again that music knows no boundaries of genre, age, culture etc. Wiz Kha
  • Elli AvrRam: I'm on cloud nine
    Dubai, September 16 (IANS) Actress Elli AvrRam says she is on cloud nine after bagging the Breakthrough Bollywood Artist of 2019 award at the India International Excellence Awards (IIEA) held here. "I am delighted to have won this award. It feels amazing when your hard work is appreciated and I am grateful to IIEA for honouring me with the ‘Breakthrough Bollywood Artist of 2019' award. I am on cloud nine. Thank you IIEA," Elli said. Lately Elli has been creating waves with the
  • Swiss watch brand H. Moser and Cie forays in India
    By Siddhi Jain (   New Delhi, Setember 16 (IANSlife) Celebrated for its precision and finesse, Swiss watchmaking is considered the industry standard. H. Moser and Cie, the Swiss brand with a mechanical watch-making tradition that goes back almost two centuries, recently forayed into the Indian market. CEO Edouard Meylan reveals what makes H. Moser and Cie so unique and why the brand is sticking to "beautiful, traditional watches" when smart watches is the trend.
  • I'm fiercely private and reserved: Diana Penty
    New Delhi, September 16 (IANSlife) Actor and model Diana Penty is the new face of Estee Lauder. She will feature in the beauty giant's latest international campaign alongside its global spokesmodels Grace Elizabeth, Joan Smalls, Anok Yai, Fei Fei Sun and Carolyn Murphy. At the launch of brand's Double Wear Fall 2019 Campaign, IANSlife got chatting with the stunning star. You're very understated in your approach to fame. Unlike other celebrities you don't hanker for press and attenti