HindustanTimes Fri,18 Apr 2014


I always wanted to get a National Award: Rajkummar Rao

Actor Rajkummar Rao could hardly contain his ­excitement when he spoke to us soon after the 61st National Film Awards were announced on Wednesday.

Bollywood’s big National Award cheer

The recently announced National Film Awards have ushered in a wave of cheer in Bollywood. Unlike most years when regional cinema takes centrestage, the 61st edition of the ­country’s coveted film awards saw a good number of ­mainstream Hindi films ­bagging top ­honours.

National Awards: are they rewarding enough?

The winners of 61st National Awards were announced on Wednesday. Beyond recognition, what does it mean for the actors and filmmakers? We break it down in terms of money and find the country's highest cinematic honour lacking.

Filmistaan trailer out: Bonding with the terrorists over Bollywood

If you are a Bollywood lover, nobody can harm you, not even the terrorists. That's what Nitin Kakkar's Filmistaan is all about. The film also won the Best Hindi Film award at the 60th National Awards.

Check out: Ranbir Kapoor's Bombay Velvet look revealed

Till now, Ranbir Kapoor's look for Bombay Velvet was kept under wraps. However, we came across this picture that shows him shooting for the film. The actor plays Johnny Balraj, a street fighter, in this film directed by Anurag Kashyap.

Jolly LLB was good intention cinema, says overjoyed Boman

Boman Irani, who played a corrupt lawyer in Jolly LLB, is overjoyed at the film being named the Best Hindi Film at the 61st National Film Awards.

Priyanka Chopra as Parveen Babi?

Bengali director Agnidev Chatterjee says he’s keen on making the professional life of late actor Parveen Babi the subject of a film that he wants to shoot in Hindi as well as Bengali.

Will IPL, ISL affect Bollywood releases? Not really, say the experts

Over the years, the glitzy tournament has made film-makers wary of releasing movies during the period. As IPL 7 kicks off, and with a celebrity-heavy football tournament — the Indian Super League (ISL) — set to start this year, we ask what the impact might be.

Abhishek Bachchan to start women’s kabaddi league

About a week ago, Bollywood star Abhishek Bachchan made news when he bought the Jaipur franchise of the Pro Kabaddi League. But his love for the sport doesn’t seem to end here, as the actor is now planning to start a kabaddi league for women.

It's official! Ranbir's Bombay Velvet and Aamir's P.K will not clash

All this while, the ­exhibitors and ­distributors were ­perplexed as the two were set for a clash at the box office. But on the last day of the shoot in Mumbai, the makers of BV announced that both the projects will get solo releases.

I want to play a psychotic killer, says Alia Bhatt

Talking about her dream role during her recent visit to HT House, Alia said, "I want to play a psychotic killer. With a face like mine, you would never expect a killer behind it. Imagine how creepy that would be!"

National awards: Ship of Theseus wins best film, Jolly LLB best Hindi film

Shahid, Jolly LLB and Ship of Theseus emerged as the big winners when the 61st National Awards were announced on Wednesday. Read on.

Stressed Chetan Bhagat turns to Sunny Leone's Babydoll for a break

The 2 States author who's awaiting the release of silver screen version of his book admits he kills his stress by watching Babydoll in a loop.

Vir Das: Saxx Ki Dukaan for Delhi Belly audience

Actor Vir Das, who plays a double role in Saxx Ki Dukaan, says those who enjoyed sex comedy Delhi Belly would like his film too.

Julie sequel to star newbie Sakshi Chaudhary

Back in 2004, Neha Dhupia created quite a furore by playing a prostitute in Deepak Shivdasani's Julie. Now the director is back with a sequel starring Sakshi Chaudhary.
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