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HindustanTimes Wed,26 Nov 2014

Bollywood

Dream teams of Bollywood: A look at upcoming hit director-actor pairs

In the next few months, Bollywood will see many hit director-actor pairs come together again. From PK's Rajkumar Hirani and Aamir Khan to Prem Ratan Dhan Payo's Sooraj Barjatya and Salman Khan, there's lots on offer.

KJo is nervous, scared about his acting debut

Karan Johar, who was busy with actor Salman Khan's sister Arpita Khan's wedding, says that he's quite nervous and scared about his acting debut. The filmmaker says he doesn't know whether he has done a good job or not in his debut acting venture.

Meet Priyanka Chopra, the multi-tasker: Actor, singer and now, a producer

If acting and singing weren't enough, Priyanka Chopra is now a producer too. She says that she loves the challenges, and discusses her desire to promote new talent. In an interview she explains why not pushing the limits is actually boring.

Akshay Kumar to play PC Sorcar in new biopic

Close on the heels of Randeep Hooda-starrer Rang Rasiya, comes the news of yet another biopic in the making, one on the late magician PC Sorcar. And playing the ace magician will be actor Akshay Kumar.

Karan Johar says remake is an adaptation, not a copy

Karan Johar believes remakes are a good thing and should not be looked down upon. In the past, he has often been supportive of movies adapted from a book, a Bollywood classic or an international movie.

Bajirao Mastani her most difficult role: Priyanka Chopra

Priyanka Chopra's character in her new film Bajirao Mastani, the Sanjay Leela Bhansali love saga, is one of her most difficult roles. Working on this film has been rather draining, said the Mary Kom star.

Open to regional films: Sonakshi post Lingaa experience

The actor says she's keen on doing more regional films now that she has broken the initial language barrier.  She also talks about the hysteria surrounding her superstar co-actor Rajinikanth.

Detective Byomkesh Bakshi to come alive on screen

Helmer Dibakar Banerjee  who was one of the invitees to the Knowledge Series of the just concluded Film Bazaar at IFFI 2014, spoke to HT about his new film Detective Byomkesh Bakshi, based on the legendary character created by Sharadindu Bandhyopadhyay.

'Shakespearewallah' Vishal Bhardwaj now ready to tackle Bard's comedies

The filmmaker who just completed his trilogy on William Shakespeare's tragedies is now keen on his comedies. But in true Bhardwaj style, they too would have a note of seriousness about them.

Aamir Khan's Rancho in 3 Idiots was based on me: Vidhu Vinod Chopra

Producer Vidhu Vinod Chopra said that the character of Ranchoddas Shamaldas Chanchad in 3 Idiots has been inspired from his life. He was interacting with the delegates in the NFDC's Film Bazaar at the ongoing IFFI 2014.

Ali Zafar turns to a social cause, backs education of 50 girls in Pakistan

Ali Zafar will now champion the cause of girl-child education. He has announced that he will bear the cost of higher education of 50 underprivileged girls in Lahore with the help of Sanjan Nagar Public Education Trust.

Deepika Padukone learns Bengali for Piku

After learning Tamil for Chennai Express last year and flaunting a Maharashtrian accent for Happy New Year, recently, actor Deepika Padukone is now learning Bengali for her next film, Piku, that’s based in Kolkata.

Sridevi, Boney Kapoor set to team up for film

The actor is all set for her second film post her comeback with English Vinglish in 2012. The film will be produced by her husband Boney Kapoor.

I am not satisfied being a glam doll: Jacqueline Fernandez

The actor wants to be recognised for her acting talent; says she is working harder than ever before to ensure she is not just seen as a pretty face.

Smoke, dirt needed to sell reality: Dibakar Banerjee on Byomkesh Bakshy

Asked about choosing Sushant Singh Rajput as the lead actor for the film, Banerjee described him as 'strong-willed and quiet... which makes him similar to Byomkesh'. He called Detective Byomkesh Bakshy a 'sex, romance, love and crime film'.
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