Shah Rukh Khan offers his office for BMC quarantine facility

Mumbai: Days after Shah Rukh Khan and his wife Gauri Khan announced several initiatives to help the central and state government in their fight against the coronavirus pandemic, the superstar…

It is self-destructive to become confident about acting: Jitendra Kumar

Mumbai: Actor Jitendra Kumar doesn’t take his internet stardom for granted and says he still gets “anxious” when he starts a project, as becoming confident about one’s own craft is self-destructive.…

Amid lockdown, cinema halls stare at the fear of OTT taking over

Mumbai: With cinema halls shut and film releases suspended amid the nation-wide lockdown, theatre owners battle fears that the digital platforms might end up changing the collective movie-watching experience, resulting…

Shabana Azmi, Hema Malini condemn the attack on doctors in Indore

Mumbai: Veteran actors Shabana Azmi, Hema Malini, and Rishi Kapoor have condemned the attack on medical professionals in Indore. A five-member team from the health department had gone to Taatpatti…

Stand-up comedians will relate to Hasmukh’: Vir Das

Mumbai: Vir Das, who next features Netflix series Hasmukh, believes the show will be able to resonate strongly with his fellow stand-up comedians. The show, directed by Nikhil Gonsalves, is…

Never missed being in the spotlight: Karisma Kapoor

Mumbai: Actor Karisma Kapoor says staying away from the camera was a conscious decision as she wanted to focus on her children. The 45-year-old actor, whose last full-fledged on screen appearance…

Not worried about stereotypes, just want to work in Bollywood: Sajjad Delafrooz

Mumbai: Iranian actor Sajjad Delafrooz says his love for Bollywood precedes his love for acting, which is why he is not bothered about being stereotyped as long as he gets good…

Salman Khan’s nephew Abdullah Khan passes away at 38

Mumbai: Bollywood superstar Salman Khan’s nephew and bodybuilder Abdullah Khan passed away at a hospital here, a source close to the family said. He was 38. Abdullah died on Monday…

Now ‘Shaktimaan’ returns amid lockdown, confirms Mukesh Khanna

Mumbai: Joining the list of reruns on Doordarshan is another cult classic from the golden era of Indian television, superhero show “Shaktimaan”, veteran actor Mukesh Khanna, who featured in the titled…

‘Chanakya’ is a work in progress: Neeraj Pandey

Mumbai: Director Neeraj Pandey says despite the 21-day lockdown in the country to contain the spread of coronavirus pandemic, the team of his next, “Chanakya” is working on the Ajay Devgn-starrer…

Walk down nostalgia lane for many as Ramayan’ returns on DD

New Delhi: The “Ramayan” was back on television on Saturday, recalling for many those epic mornings an age ago when entire families, and even neighbours, gathered before clunky television boxes for…

Govt should open liquor stores in evenings during lockdown: Rishi Kapoor

Mumbai: Veteran actor Rishi Kapoor on Saturday said the state and central governments should let the licensed liquor shops operate in the evening during the 21-day lockdown period. In a…

There’s an appetite for spy dramas, says Neeraj Pandey

Mumbai: Director Neeraj Pandey, who has been behind spy thrillers like “Baby”, “Aiyaari” and “Naam Shabana”, believes there is an appetite for such films and shows as long as one does…

Virus: Bollywood celebs criticise police brutality during lockdown

Mumbai: Prominent Bollywood actors and filmmakers have reacted angrily to reports of alleged police excesses in various parts of country amid the lockdown due to coronavirus pandemic. The country is witnessing…

Release of 2 Bengali films get postponed due to coronavirus

Kolkata: Release of at least two Bengali films have been postponed due to the coronavirus outbreak, industry sources said. Late actor Tapas Paul’s last film Banshi, co-directed by Tuhin Sinha and…

Yesteryear star Nimmi passes away

Mumbai: Nimmi, the doe-eyed star of 1950s and ’60s Hindi movies such as “Aan”, “Barsaat” and “Deedar”, has died after prolonged illness. She was 88. The actor was brought to a…

Challenge with ‘Pushpavalli 2’ was not to fall in writing pattern of season one: Naveen Richard

Mumbai: Actor-comic Naveen Richard is thrilled with reactions coming his way for “Pushpavalli” season two and he says the response feels sweeter as the team worked hard to not fall…

Photography veteran Nemai Ghosh dies at 86

Kolkata: Veteran photographer Nemai Ghosh, who had a long association with directing great Satyajit Ray, passed away at a city hospital on Wednesday morning here, his family said. He was 86.…

‘Maska’ is about preserving your culture: Manisha Koirala

Mumbai: Actor Manisha Koirala says her slice-of-life film Maska is about staying true to one’s roots. The movie marks Manisha’s second project with Netflix. She will also be seen in another…

Bachchan’s tweet on ‘clapping vibrations destroy virus potency’ draws ire, actor later deletes it

Mumbai: Megastar Amitabh Bachchan on Monday was heavily criticized for one of his tweets, which claimed vibrations from clapping, blowing conch shells as part of Sunday’s Janata Curfew would have…