HindustanTimes Mon,20 Oct 2014


My wife Sunita encouraged me to take up Kill Dil: Govinda

Bollywood star Govinda returns to the big screen after a gap of almost four years with Shaad Ali's Kill Dil, and he says it was his wife Sunita, who urged him to take up this romantic action film.

Salman Khan shouldn't do art films: Govinda

Confirming reports that he has refused to work in Salman's Marathi production, Shikshanachya Aaicha Gho, Govinda adds that people don’t expect art films from him or Salman.

Deepika-Irrfan to Saif-Richa: Offbeat  pairings

A new casting trend emerges in Bollywood. Instead of playing it safe and relying on stars, several filmmakers are sticking to the script’s character requirements and pairing actors who are considered commercial with those known for their offbeat choices.

Want roles that suit my personality: Rahul Khanna

Despite starting his career with Deepa Mehta’s critically acclaimed film Earth (1998), and taking up unconventional and offbeat roles, Rahul couldn’t make it big in Bollywood.

Diwali at home for Deepika Padukone

After four years of being away from home during Diwali, Deepika Padukone will celebrate the festival with her family in Bengaluru.

Liar’s Dice: The tale behind india’s official entry to the oscars

Geetu Mohandas has gone from child actor to director of an Oscar-nominated film, with Liar’s Dice — her directorial feature debut and India’s official entry to the Academy Awards. Geetu talks to HT in a candid coversation.

I have picked from the best films: Huma Qureshi

In a candid chat with HT, Huma Qureshi, hopes to broaden her horizons further. She also tells us about being on the Dimensions Jury at the Mumbai Film Festival.

Starry fundraiser for Kashmir

It was a starry evening as Delhi saw Bollywood celebrities join hands for -- Hum Hain...Ummeed E Kashmir. Celebrities from the Bollywood film industry entertained in a bid to raise money for those affected in the Kashmir floods.

Watch: Alia Bhatt does it again, only this time the joke is on man-kind

A new video featuring actor Alia Bhatt, by Queen-fame director Vikas Bahl, is going viral in the virtual space. Surprise, surprise: this one is neither funny, nor flippant. Instead, it is an unusual take on women's safety in our cities, and holds a mirror to the deep-rooted prejudices Indian men suffer from.

Talent gets its due in Bollywood: Swara Bhaskar

Actor Swara Bhaskar, who made a mark in Bollywood with films such as Tanu Weds Manu (2011), says surely albeit slowly, talent gets recognised in the industry.

I don't sign stars: Ketan Mehta

National Award-winner Ketan Mehta has worked with actors like Aamir Khan and Shah Rukh Khan back in the day but doesn’t work with big names now. The film-maker talks about the importance of talent, and why others rely on big names for box-office hits.

Amitabh Bachchan, Aamir Khan join hands to raise funds for Kashmir

If you have had one of your most-cherished vacations in the paradise on earth — Kashmir — then this is your best chance to do your bit for the flood-stricken region. Join hands with Amitabh and Aamir to help the victims through the Hum Hain… Ummeed-eKashmir concert in association with Hindustan Times.

The season of Bollywood comebacks

A number of actors who were on a sabbatical are set to make a comeback on the silver screen this season. Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Rekha, Raveena Tandon, Pooja Bhatt and Govinda are all facing the camera yet again.

Farhan Akhtar sings for Zoya in Dil Dhadakne Do

Apart from acting in his sister Zoya Akhtar’s upcoming directorial venture Dil Dhadakne Do, Farhan Akhtar is also co-producing the film. And if those two roles weren’t enough, the multi-talented star has now also recorded a song for the multi-starrer.

Dearth of scriptwriters or good readers? Filmmakers discuss issue

Filmmakers such as Vishal Bhardwaj, Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra, Vikramaditya Motwane, Shridhar Raghavan and Sriram Raghavan, came under one roof to discuss whether the country's entertainment industry lacks creative scriptwriters.
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