HindustanTimes Thu,02 Oct 2014


From Happy New Year to Aur Devdas: Bollywood off the back-burner

It’s striking how, of late, many Bollywood projects that were put on the back-burner for years are being revived in a grand manner. From SRK-starrer Happy New Year to Anurag Kashyap's Bombay Velvet, a look at these projects.

Priyanka Chopra's Mary Kom doesn't speak for Northeast

There is something amiss about Mary Kom -- the casting of Priyanka Chopra, an actor with North Indian origins, as a Manipuri woman. She speaks in a highly synthetic accent in the film which is basically a stereotype of how most East Indians speak Hindi.

Shah Rukh Khan is the king of Bollywood: Salman Khan

Responding to the collections of his latest Kick crossing those by SRK's Chennai Express, Salman said, "You can say whatever you want. But there is a king (hinting at Shah Rukh) anyways. You have problem with him being the King? I don't have problem with him being the king."

Aamir Khan's standees to promote PK

Talking standees will be used to build up interest in the Rajkumar Hirani directorial venture PK. The standees, which will be kept in theatres, have Aamir Khan's photo and his voice installed in them. When you go close to it, Aamir will talk back to you.

WATCH: Honey Singh grooves with Ajay, Kareena for Aata Majhi Satakli

Yo Yo Honey Singh's again doing what he does best: this time it is Aata Majhi Satakli for the Ajay Devgn-Kareena Kapoor-starrer Singham Returns.

Top three Bollywood blockbuster combos

As actor Salman Khan and filmmaker Karan Johar join hands for an upcoming film Shhuddhi, industry experts make a wish list of other duos that could make box office history.

Salman Khan-starrer Kick crosses Rs. 150 crore in a week

Kick, Sajid Nadiadwala's directorial debut, continues to break newer grounds at the box office. The Salman Khan-starrer has set yet another record: it earned Rs. 164.09 crore within a week of its release. 

Roar -- Tigers of Sunderbans: Achint Kaur impresses in first trailer

Salman Khan unveiled the first trailer of  Roar – Tigers of the Sunderbans, the directorial debut of actor Kamal Sadanah. While Abhinav Shukla seems to be trying too hard, Achint Kaur plays her part with perfection.

Girls want Salman Khan, Shah Rukh Khan to be friends

According to a survey by, single Indian women want to see the sweet-and-sour camaraderie of actors Shah Rukh Khan and Salman Khan to turn sweet permanently.

The Fault In Our Stars to be remade in Bollywood

Fox Star Studios on Wednesday announced that a Bollywood remake of Hollywood movie The Fault In Our Stars is in the pipeline.

Fawad Khan and his 'old-school' idea of romance

He is all set to make his Bollywood debut with Sonam Kapoor in Khoobsurat. While girls gush about him, the self-confessed introvert blushes at it all. "I blush ... that’s the effect all the affection has on me," he laughs, adding that his idea of romance is old-school.

Too hot to handle for TV, Eva Green's Sin City 2 trailer banned

The trailer of actor Eva Green's Sin City: A Dame To Kill has been deemed too sexy for television by ABC network. The channel rejected it from airing on its stations.

You have to sell your house to make movies with social cause: Ajay Devgn

Ajay Devgn says, "Film-making has become so expensive that if you want to make a movie for social good, you’ll have to sell your house. Films are not for messages, but for enjoyment, so you will have to make an entertainer and put a message in it."

Kangana Ranaut offered an Italian film

Kangana was recently approached by director Edoardo De Angelis to play the lead role in an Italian film opposite Massimiliano Gallo. Although excited at the prospect, she is yet to decide on whether she will accept the offer.

Seven Bollywood action movies to watch out for

Bollywood lovers, brace yourself for a slew of action-packed high-on stunts movies slated for release in the remaining 2014 calendar. Even as the box offices revel in Kick's success, Mary Kom, Mardaani and Singham Returns are lined up for release.
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