From the fashion industry to Bollywood to running a successful business to becoming a mother – the gorgeous Lara Dutta, who turned 40 on April 16, 2018, seems to have done it all.
On his 53rd birthday, here are some professional qualities and traits that make Aamir Khan the unique Bollywood phenomenon that he is. Action movies were ruling the roost in the 1980s, but QSQT bucked the trend and ushered in an era of love stories/family dramas driven by blockbuster soundtracks. The movie catapulted Aamir to stardom and offers streamed in. Due to poor selection of roles, his next few films – ‘Love Love Love’, ‘Tum Mere Ho’, ‘Awwal Number’, ‘Jawani Zindabad’ and ‘Afsana Pyaar Ka’ – tanked badly with Inder Kumar’s ‘Dil’ being his his only hit movie between 1989-1991.
No film in recent times has perhaps faced the kind of ferocious protests that ‘Padmaavat’ did before its release. The CBFC passed the film only after changing its title and then too it was not released in Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and Gujarat. At the time of writing this article, the film had made Rs 270 crore (nett) in India and is a massive hit throughout the world.
List of Bollywood and Hollywood celebrities who have been seen embracing Nirav Modi jewellery both on and off the red carpet.
The audience was ecstatic when Raj Kumar Rao bagged the Critics Best Actor award for his performance in Trapped. The young actress Zaira Wasim bagged the Critics Best Actress award for Secret Superstar. Filmfare Short Film Awards category in its 2nd year now also witnessed a plethora of talented winners being honored with the Black Lady.
It was a busy Tuesday night for Bollywood celebrities and cricketers. First, they had to attend the much-awaited Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma wedding reception in Mumbai, and then head to Panvel for Salman Khan’s birthday bash.
Christmas is one of the most sought-after periods, along with Eid and Diwali, for Bollywood filmmakers. Here’s the lowdown on the major films of the past 10 years that were released around the time of this auspicious festival.
In a career spanning over a decade, Riteish Deshmukh has whipped out a string of fine performances in the movies such as ‘Heyy Babyy’, ‘Housefull’, ‘Masti’, ‘Ek Villain, ‘Malamaal Weekly’, etc. As he turns 39, look at some of his rare and candid pictures…
Touted as the greatest actor Bollywood has ever produced, Dilip Kumar has enacted a variety of characters with admirable finesse and conviction. As he turns 95, look at 10 fascinating facts about silver screen’s ‘Tragedy King’.His real name is Mohammad Yusuf Khan. ...
‘Fukrey Returns’ has moments of genuine humour, smart repartees and good comic timing by the actors – however, none of these can salvage the shoddy writing. The chaos is no longer funny, it feels patchy.
While some of them wowed us with their performances, the others made headlines for their ugly spats. Blockbuster successes, box office collections, love affairs, gossips and acting excellence – these are just a few of the things that kept our favourite celebrities in the news. Here are the movers and shakers from tinseltown this year:
Vidya Balan is among the few actors of this generation who can rise above the script and stamp their authority on a film. Vidya’s sterling acting chops are on full display in her latest release ‘Tumhari Sulu’. Sulu’s life takes a fortuitous turn when she goes to a radio station to collect a pressure cooker that she has won in a contest.
Despite all this, ‘King Khan’, the sobriquet bestowed upon SRK, walks away with the crown for being the most ‘consistent’ superstar. Shah Rukh made his debut with ‘Deewana’ in 1992 and the movie became a runaway hit.
Vivek Oberoi is in the news: for ascribing the reason for his failure in Bollywood to someone else. In the past, he had blamed Aishwarya Rai and his own arrogance for his downfall. In an interview with Farah Khan, he had mentioned how his then friend Aishwarya Rai instigated him to hold a press conference against Salman Khan on April 1, 2003.
This past week, as we settled down with our mugs of freshly brewed draught beer, I saw Cynthia* roll her eyes when she spotted the hickey on my neck. Both, my friends Cynthia and Amitabh* where ‘happily’ married with healthy spouses and there was no reason for me to believe otherwise. Cynthia replied, almost disgusted, as if I was indulging in some immoral act, “After the long working hours and with a kid, how do you manage to find time to have sex?” I realized immediately it had less to do with my sex-life and more to do with hers.
Akshay Kumar is on a roll once again. ‘Toilet – Ek Prem Katha’ is his fifth hit in a row. Apart from the Khans (Aamir, Salman, Shah Rukh), he is the only mainstream Bollywood actor who can truly be called a ‘superstar’. A section of the industry believes that despite reeling off an array of hits in the last three decades, Akshay has not received the kind of encomiums that have been bestowed upon the Khans.
Hansal Mehta, the director, has crafted a couple of fine movies – ‘Shahid’ and ‘Aligarh’ – based on real-life characters. It borrows heavily from the life of Sandeep Kaur, who robbed a string of banks in Los Angeles in 2014 by pretending to be a human bomb and who was eventually arrested.