HindustanTimes Thu,21 Aug 2014


A look at movies releasing this Friday

Rani Mukerji's Mardaani locks horns with Sylvester Stallone's The Expendables 3 this week. Also in fray are Mad About Dance, Katiyabaaz and Life is Beautiful. Read this before you book your tickets...

Bollywood filmmakers on corruption in Censor Board

Even as we get film-makers and former top officials of the Board to react to the issue (see boxes right and below), the latest update is that interim measures are being worked out to ensure that the functioning of the CBFC (Central Board of Film Certification) does not come to a standstill.

Why superstars are banking on newcomers

After starring in his biggest-ever hit, Kick, Salman Khan is continuing the trend of working with debutant or relatively new directors.

Haider: Watch Shahid, Shraddha in Bismil

Gulzar is creating magical lyrics even at the age of 78. The latest proof of his sheer genius is the brand new song Bismil from director Vishal Bhardwaj's forthcoming film Haider.

Salman Khan can remove his shirt but can he drop his pants, asks Aamir Khan

"During Dhoom 3 my cap got very famous and Salman was wearing the cap on Bigg Boss, so, now I want to test his friendship. So let's see can he do this - he removed his shirt, now can he remove his pants?" Aamir Khan joked at the launch of second poster for PK.

Watch: Covered up Aamir Khan in PK’s second motion poster

The second motion poster of the film is out now, and it shows Aamir in traditional Rajasthani attire and a trumpet which wears the name Bhairosingh Band. This is in stark contrast with the first poster which displayed Aamir in a nude avatar with an old world transistor covering his private parts.

Ranbir Kapoor wants to make short film with Khan trio

Bollywood actor Ranbir Kapoor, who had expressed his wish to make a short film on the life of his grandfather and legendary actor-filmmaker Raj Kapoor, has a new idea for a short film. Now, he plans to make it with the three Khans -- Salman Khan, Shah Rukh Khan and Aamir Khan.

No Kahaani sequel in the pipeline

Sequels of No Entry, Golmaal and Munnabhai are in the pipeline. As film-makers have planned sequels to their movies, we talk to them about the progress of their projects so far.

Ajay Devgn and other Bollywood stars: What makes them support Mumbai Police

They perform at police shows, launch books written by the top brass, and donate patrol cars; we examine why Bollywood actors always go out of their way for the cops.

I won't keep waiting for Ranbir Kapoor: Anurag Basu

"There is Kishore Kumar biopic, which will go on floors soon after Jagga Jasoos is finished. I am yet unsure about my untitled project because Ranbir has other films as well. Even I cannot wait for him every time. I might have to take some other actor for it," says the filmmaker.

Smashing BO records: Singham Returns earns Rs. 100 crore in just five days

Rohit Shetty's latest blockbuster continues to roar through its way on the box office; the film has earned Rs. 100.68 crore in just five days since its release.

Sidharth Malhotra, Riteish Deshmukh take up ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

Ek Villain actors Riteish Deshmukh and Sidharth Malhotra took the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge and have further tagged Pulkit Samrat and Akshay Kumar for the challenge. Abhishek Bachchan, Ashish Chowdhary and Hansika Motwani also joined them later.

Raja Natwarlal not a superficial con film: Emraan Hashmi

"I would never do a con film because I find them very superficial, but this one has a heart, a soul and emotions flowing in. There is a dramatic reason for the character to play a scamster. So, that's what I liked," Hashmi said.

Prahaar was the only film on Indian defence I like: Nimr

Nimrat Kaur, who lost her army officer-father in a ­terrorist attack in 1994, feels that films based on Indian defence services are not well researched. "The only film based on the Indian defence ­services that I liked was the Nana Patekar and Madhuri Dixit-starrer Prahaar (1991)."

Creature 3D not a horror movie: Bipasha Basu

"It's the first Indian creature film and that was the most exciting part... also being done by Vikram Bhatt is great," she said. "I really didn't know where we were going to head. We shot the entire film and it was completely on the basis of trust, Now Creature has been made and it's looking exciting.
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