The major drawback of ISHKQ IN PARIS perhaps lies in its inability to explain the reason in the story which forced Preity Zinta into commitment phobic, as the argument in the form of one flimsy story to buttress it does not sound convincing. In the same manner how Akaash falls for Ishkq is also hazy and being positioned as a rom-com this aspect needed to be dealt with some detail Read More...
The idea indeed was very good, to bring into relief the compromises that a woman has to make in a heartless city - Mumbai to make a living, and the three protagonists chosen to etch out the struggle, Veena Malik as a prostitute, Supriya Kumari as a common woman living in chawl in the city and Riya Sen as a struggling starlet, all in their own way trying to find a permanent head over their head. Read More...
HUM HAIN RAAHI CAR KE when it was conceptualized seemed to be inspired from its hugely successful peer of the same name HUM HAIN RAHI PYAR KE, and the song from HHRPK – Bombayee se gayee Poona- seems to be the inspiration for the film HUM HAI RAAHI CAR KE, as it is a road film that is a saga of road journey from Mumbai to Pune and whatever happens in between. However, it does not stand in comparison in any manner to its illustrative peer, and falls flat on its pace. Read More...
While the buzz around AURANGZEB has settled down with the film managing a coverage run at the box office, it is time for its actors to move on. Arjun Kapoor already has three major films lined up for him while Sasheh too is under a three film contract with Yash Raj Films. Happy with the fact that country's premium production house is showing keen interest in her abilities, Sasheh is gearing up for her next with YRF. Read More...
It is final. After more than a year of to and fro that has happened around the eventual kick-start of MEHRUNISSA, it is finally happening. The film is going on floors very soon and would see Amitabh Bachchan returning in front of the camera for a film. He is all set to begin shooting for the film. He had been shooting extensively for SATYAGRAHA till some time back and now he returns with MEHRUNISSA Read More...
Yesterday there were reports that Sana Khan, the lead actress from Salman Khan's upcoming film Mental, had an arrest warrant against her by the Navi Mumbai police in connection with kidnapping of a minor girl. Today Salman Khan, who has been away from twitter for quite a while, is back defending Sana's image.
Tweeting his views about Sana's 'wrongful accusation' Salman posted, "Poor sana,so sad. 1st let her b cm famous then try n get sm publicity from her. This is the problem chappo any thing galat bhi ho toh".
Further talking about the kidnapping and Sana's involvement, Salman questions, "Y wld a girl kidnap a 15 year old? Fr money? To get her married, At 4pm in a populated area.investigate the complainants. Kamaal hai yaar."
Taking the venting session ahead, Salman's third tweet was intended at defending Sana saying, "Obviously must b scared n running around n hiding, they hv a arrest warrant on her , 5 dharas , jail is not big boss`s house dude .SAD."
In his last tweet, Salman hits back at those who registered the complaint against Sana, while appealing to the general public and his fans to make a decision for themselves, "Obviously those people must have sm ulterior motives. worked vit her on bigg boss, u hv seen her fr 3months every day wat do u think ?"
Sunny Deol starrer Singh Sahab The Great that was slated for release this August has been postponed. The film which was initially set to release on Eid, August 8, has now been shifted to October 11.
The reason behind this apparent shift is that Sunny and director Anil Sharma want to avoid clashing with the other two big releases, Once Upon A Time in Mumbaai Again and Chennai Express, slated for an Eid release.
Interestingly though, thanks to the postponement of the film, it will release alongside Ekta Kapoor's Ragini MMS 2 featuring Sunny Leone.
Slow and steady seems to be the course of Katrina Kaif's younger sister Isabel's career.
She has been signed for the second lead opposite British Indian actor Kunal Nayyar in French director Jean-Francois Pouliot's Dr Cabbie. The film co-produced by Salman Khan, features Vinay Virmani who played one of the title roles in Bejoy Nambiar's undervalued David.
The story goes that Salman wanted to cast Isabel opposite Virmani. But by the time the decision was taken to cast her, it was too late.
Says a source close to the project, "The G I Joe actress Adriane Palicki had already been signed opposite Vinay. So Isabel stepped in to co-star with the film's second lead Kunal Nayyar who has worked in the hit British series The Big Bang Theory."
Sources from Canada where the film is being shot say co-producer Salman Khan is taking a keen interest in the project and in Isabel's role.
According to sources, Isabelle would make her full-fledged Bollywood debut in 2014 in a film that may be jointly co-produced by Salman and Katrina.
Speaking from Canada, the film's leading man Vinay Virmani said, "Isabel has joined our project. She's a really sweet girl, very easy-going and fun to work with."
Riteish Deshmukh may have been MIA from the Bollywood circuit in the recent past, however, now we hear that he is all set to take on his next venture. The film which is said to be a bilingual biopic is based on the life of India's first ever individual Olympic legend.
Produced by Riteish's own production house, Mumbai Film Company and titled Pocket Dynamo, the film on the life of wrestler Khashaba Jadhav who was the first individual Olympic medal holder for India -1952 Olympics.
Titled Pocket Dynamo basis the name he was referred to as, Riteish acquired the rights for the same from Khashaba Jadhav Vikas Sanstha, a trust formed by Ranjit Jadhav, son of Khashaba Jadhav. The film will be a bi-lingual which will be made and released both in Marathi and Hindi, is produced in association with Line.exe productions.
Confirming his latest passion project, producer Riteish Deshmukh reveals, "Yes, we have acquired the rights for the biopic based on Khashaba Jadhav's life. I'm glad that Ranjit Jadhav deemed us worthy of giving his father's story to be essayed on screen. He has quite a noteworthy journey and earned our country its first international medal but in time, his name and story was something that was lost. He is a hero who deserves to be remembered and honoured. We will work hard to do justice to the portrayal of his achievements. We are currently working on the script."
A lot has been said about Abhinav Kashyap's film Besharam. Thanks to the film's lead actor Ranbir Kapoor's popularity, the film has been gaining much buzz. Now we hear that Javed Jaffrey will also be seen in the film.
Interestingly though Jaffrey will be seen in a negative role in Besharam. The said part will be geared to an action-oriented villain's role, for which the actor has taken up martial arts and lost a lot of weight and has been working out religiously, following a strict diet to look leaner and fitter.
Commenting on his character, Javed says, "I essay a negative or a positive character depending on whether it's a principle role and how much it drives the movie." Javed was last seen in The Forest in a negative role.
Besharam that also features Pallavi Sharda, Rishi Kapoor and Neetu Singh is slated for release this October.
Known to be extremely auspicious, Imran Khan will be seen sporting a Feroza ring in Balaji Motion Pictures Once Upon a Time in Mumbaai Again.
Having made a huge impression with his debut Vicky Donor Ayushmann Khurrana is no doubt a hot choice for several filmmakers.
The superhero series Krrish is surely among the top of the list of successful Bollywood film franchises with global appeal. This Diwali, fans will look forward to the release of Krrish 3.
Richa Chadda has been working around the clock to meet her professional commitments...
Acclaimed author and columnist Shobha De known for her tell-it-as-it-is comments, recently went on to praise Bollywoods most celebrated actress Vidya Balan on a popular micro-blogging site, as the National award winner represented the country on its centenary, as part of the prestigious 9-member jury at the 16th Cannes Film Festival.
Delhi polls: AAP's selection process is a way to cleanse politics, says Kejriwal
Aam Aadmi Party released the first shortlist of 44 probable candidates for 12 seats in the forthcoming Delhi Assembly elections. Names that leap out of the list are those of Manish Sisodia from Patpartganj, Sazia Ilmi from RK Puram and Somnath Bharti from ...
AAP announces shortlisted candidates for 12 Delhi seats
Who Art Thou?
Delhi polls: Kejriwal announces list of ticket-seekers
Bihar: 15 men, 20 women arrested for burning village head's husband over a ...
Patna: Thirty-five people, including 20 women, were arrested from a Bihar village on Saturday on charges of burning the husband of a village head over a land dispute, police said. Jainandan Mandal, husband of Kishanpur Baluwa village head Chimo Devi, ...
Montek Ahluwalia mentions his lost Aadhaar card, gets one in an hr
New Delhi: A casual mention of a lost Aadhaar card in public saw government machinery go on an overdrive and its holder got a duplicate card in less than an hour. And the beneficiary of this efficiency - an issue over which government departments often ...
UIDAI unveils three online identity authentication services
UIDAI launches online identity authentication services
Centre launches Aadhaar online verification scheme
BJP accuses Pawan Bansal of favouring catering contractors
"Till now, Pawan Kumar Bansal has not been questioned in the bribery case by the CBI despite the fact that it was an open and shut case," he said. CHANDIGARH: BJP today accused former railway minister Pawan Kumar Bansal of favouring the contractors ...
Councillors come to blows as rail scam rocks House
Joshi has his task cut out: To effect reforms in scam-hit rail ministry
MCA begins inspection of companies in railway bribery case
UP: woman, daughter jump off moving truck to resist sexual assault
A mother and her three-year-old daughter were killed in Uttar Pradesh late on Friday after they jumped off a speeding truck while resisting a sexual assault by the driver, police said on Saturday. The incident took place near the Chitaura toll plaza in Fatehpur, ...
Woman jumps from truck with kids, dies
Woman throws daughter from truck, jumps off; both die
Mother, kids thrown out of truck; 2 die
Times of India
Why the PM's tour of Japan and Thailand matter
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's upcoming two-nation tour to Japan (27-30 May) and Thailand (30-31 May) should be looked at as an exercise aimed at bolstering India's strategic security with an eye on the now-ubiquitous China factor. First, a few nuggets ...
PM to visit Japan next week, n-deal talks on table
PM's Japan trip aims to bump up bilateral ties
Closer ties focus of PM's visit to Japan, Thailand
No relief from heat wave in Punjab, Haryana; 8 dead
Press Trust of India
Chandigarh, May 25 (PTI) The ongoing heat wave conditions in most parts of Punjab and Haryana today continued unabated, claiming at least eight lives and forcing people in the region to confine indoors. While six persons lost their lives due to intense heat ...
Minimum temperatures on rise, 3 die of heat in region
Region feels the heat, Amritsar hottest at 48°C
Accidents: Haryana submits action taken report
Brigadier hurt as Pak troops fire at Indian posts in J&K
In a fresh ceasefire violation, Pakistani soldiers opened fire on Indian posts in Kupwara on Friday night, using machine guns and mortars. Sources said a Brigadier, who was on an inspection tour of forward posts, received minor injuries in the attack.
Ceasefire violation in Kashmir by Pak; brigadier, 2 jawans injured
'Brigadier injured in Pak firing at LoC in Uri sector'
Ceasefire violation in Kashmir by Pakistan, says Army
Times of India
India likely to get another US waiver for oil imports from Iran
Times of India
NEW DELHI: India may get yet another US waiver for oil imports from Iran, as Washington and New Delhi get ready for the annual strategic dialogue here next month. John Kerry will make his first visit to India since assuming office as the US Secretary of State ...
John Kerry to visit India on June 24
US Secretary of State John Kerry to visit India in June
Obama urged to push for economic reforms in India
Rickshaws can ply on arterial roads
The Delhi High Court on Friday set aside two decisions – one taken by the Delhi Lieutenant-Governor and the other by the Public Works Department under the chairmanship of Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit. These changes pertained to not allowing plying of ...
LG order banning cycle rickshaws set aside
Rickshaw rap for LG, PWD
Cycle rickshaws may be back on Delhi main roads
Robocall ruling is victory for Conservatives but shadow of doubt still lingers
Someone is trying to frame the Conservative Party of Canada. Either that, or the party is the victim of a theft, possibly by its own supporters. Someone, at any rate, hacked into the party's closely guarded voter database in the closing hours of the 2011 election, ...
Robocall ruling shows Tories had nothing to hide, but tried to hide it anyway
Federal judge confirms election fraud in 2011 vote
Group calls for probe of Tory database used in election robocalls
Globe investigation: The Ford family's history with drug dealing
Globe and Mail
Doug Ford, Toronto Mayor Rob Ford's brother, sold hashish for several years in the 1980s. Another brother, Randy, was also involved in the drug trade and was once charged in relation to a drug-related kidnapping. Their sister, Kathy, has been the victim of ...
Toronto Mayor Rob Ford denies using crack cocaine
Rob Ford crack scandal: 'I do not use crack cocaine,' mayor says
Rob Ford says crack cocaine allegations have 'taken a great toll' on his family ...
NDP MP loses post in shadow cabinet over unpaid taxes
An NDP MP has been suspended from the party's shadow cabinet after it was revealed that he owes more than $58,000 in back taxes. Montreal MP Tyrone Benskin is no longer the NDP's official languages critic and will remain out of the shadow cabinet until ...
New Democrat MP Tyrone Benskin loses Commons role because of unpaid taxes
MP Tyrone Benskin booted from NDP shadow cabinet for failing to pay taxes
NDP MP Tyrone Benskin 'truly sorry' for not paying taxes
Dog found hanging from vicious homemade trap on BC trail
dog trap A dog was caught in a vicious animal trap that consisted of a hunk of meat threaded through a series of five barbed hooks on the Baden Powell Trail in Vancouver on Thursday morning. (Facebook photo). Tweet. Change text size for the story; Print ...
Dog found hooked on animal trap near Grouse Grind
Sinister contraption near Grouse Mountain trail snares dog with hooks
Dog snared on baited hooks near Grouse Grind trail
Qatar abandons effort to move UN air agency from Montreal
MONTREAL -- The spirits of Canadian politicians were soaring Friday with news that the country's only UN agency, the International Civil Aviation Organization, will not be flying the coop. Qatar had aggressively courted a move of the agency to Doha, going so ...
Qatar drops bid to take UN agency from Montreal
ICAO stays in Montreal after Qatar stumbles
Danny Eisen: Qatar drops Canada from dubious rank of friends
Federal ministers swipe at Trudeau during NS visit
Federal Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau continued his swing through the Maritimes, drawing a large crowd of cheering fans to a Halifax mall Friday. But two federal cabinet ministers marked the visit with attacks on the Liberals. Trudeau was swamped by people ...
Robocalls worry Trudeau
Trudeau's Liberals hit historic highs as senate scandal has 'drastic effect' on ...
Anti-Trudeau ads made viewers more likely to vote Liberal: poll
Brampton man charged in cold-case sex assault of a nine-year-old girl
Toronto police have charged a man in a cold-case sexual assault of a nine-year-old girl that occurred over twenty years ago. The assault took place in February 1991, after the accused allegedly approached the victim and her five-year-old sister in the lobby of ...
Toronto police arrest man in 1991 child sexual assault
DNA evidence leads to charges in 1991 sexual assault: police
Man charged 20 years later in sexual assault of 9-year-old girl
How badly do Ontario Liberals fear the ombud?
Globe and Mail
Of all the things the Ontario NDP demanded in return for supporting this spring's budget – more social spending, lower auto insurance rates, efforts to collect more business tax, the appointment of a new budgetary officer – only one was outright denied by the ...
Ontario Liberals, Tories in dead heat, new poll shows
Five questions with Andrea Horwath
Kathleen Wynne shares Dalton McGuinty's knack for political survival
Wall, PM at odds over Senate
It's not surprising that Premier Brad Wall seemed so eager Friday to distance himself from Prime Minister Stephen Harper's raging Senate mess. The Harper-created Senate crisis is not only real - it's radioactive. Short of those few who might still harbour ...
Saskatchewan premier restates call to abolish Senate
Premier Wall addresses the senate scandal
Brad Wall says it's time to scrap the Senate
STRAIGHT TALK: The events of the last couple of weeks have made me an ...
Bullet News Niagara
Trust, confidence and reliance are but a few of the prerequisites to hold elected or appointed office. Senator Mike Duffy, it would appear, has squandered all three by allegedly charging expenses for residence along with per diem while vacationing in Florida.
Senate asked Deloitte to broaden investigation into Sen. Pamela Wallin's travel ...
Senate hands expense claim documents over to RCMP
Auditors to deepen probe into Pamela Wallin's Senate expenses