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Lara prefers creative side of filmmaking

Lara prefers creative side of filmmakingMumbai, Sep 25 - Lara Dutta turned to film production with "Chalo Dilli", but she says she loves the creative side of filmmaking more.

"Started off the morning listening to some good new music! I love the business of movies! Albeit the creative side more than the business end," tweeted the 34-year-old.

Lara, who will now be seen in Bejoy Nambiar's "David", is currently enjoying being mother to her daughter Saira, who was born in January.


Salim-Suleiman to pay tribute to Rajesh Khanna at GIMA awards

Salim-Suleiman to pay tribute to Rajesh Khanna at GIMA awardsMumbai, Sep 25 - Composer duo Salim-Suleiman are set to pay a tribute to late superstar Rajesh Khanna at the Global Indian Music Academy (GIMA) awards.


Hope people like our first stage performance: Varun Dhawan

Hope people like our first stage performance: Varun DhawanMumbai, Sep 25 - Actor Varun Dhawan danced on the sets of "Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa" along with his co-stars Alia Bhatt and Siddharth Malhotra to the disco song from their forthcoming film "Student of The Year". He hopes their first stage performance impresses people.


TV actors don't have privacy issues with media: Sargun Mehta

TV actors don't have privacy issues with media: Sargun MehtaMumbai, Sep 25 - Paparazzi culture may be a threat to the personal lives of celebrities -- but not for television stars, feels Sargun Mehta, last seen as the protagonist in "Phulwa".


Why emphasise on Bollywood for Oscars, asks Rituparno Ghosh

Why emphasise on Bollywood for Oscars, asks Rituparno GhoshMumbai, Sep 25 - Acclaimed Bengali filmmaker Rituparno Ghosh is not sure if Bollywood film "Barfi!", India's official entry for the Oscars this year, is the right choice. But he laments how regional cinema, including his own, is
ignored for such honours.


Level of education responsible for lack of good scripts: Amitabh

Level of education responsible for lack of good scripts: AmitabhMumbai, Sep 25 - Megastar Amitabh Bachchan feels unequal level of education is responsible for lack of good quality scripts in the Indian film industry.

"Lack of education. The level of education is not equal or universal. That's one of the tragedies of the country," he told reporters when asked about the reason for lack of good quality scripts.


Language no barrier between Dutch director, Jackie

Language no barrier between Dutch director, JackieMumbai, Sep 25 - Dutch filmmaker Laurens Postma is making his Bollywood debut with "Cover Story: The Ultimate Interview" but language was never a problem even though he doesn't know Hindi, says Jackie Shroff, who plays the male lead.


Who is Shraddha missing most?

Who is Shraddha missing most?Mumbai,Sep 24 : Shraddha Kapoor is busy shooting for "Aashiqui 2" in Cape Town, but there's someone special she is missing back home.

The actress, daughter of actor Shakti Kapoor, is not used to being away from her dog, and so she is missing her pooch a lot, says a source.

The pet is a Lhasa Apso and Shraddha lovingly calls him Shyloh.

Shraddha was last seen in the film "Luv Ka The End".


Nargis caught in rat menace

Nargis caught in rat menaceMumbai,Sep 24 : Nargis Fakhri is caught in a rat race - literally! The actress's kitchen is infested with the rodents and they are creating a mess.

"Huge rat encounter in my kitchen! He saw me, I saw him - he jumped, I ran, he ate through my door! What is going on here! HELP," tweeted the "Rockstar" actress.


Siddharth regrets not working with Thilakan

Siddharth regrets not working with ThilakanMumbai, Sep 24 : Southern actor Siddharth rues that he missed the chance of working with veteran Malayalam actor Thilakan, who died Monday morning.

Thilakan, who featured in 300 films in his acting career, was in critical condition after suffering two heart attacks. He was 74.

"Malayalam great Thilakan sir is no more. Grew up watching his brilliant understated performances. Was supposed to do 'Ustad Hotel' with him," tweeted Siddharth.


Mary Kom brand ambassador of Raj Kundra's SFL

Mary Kom brand ambassador of Raj Kundra's SFLMumbai, Sep 24 - Actress Shilpa Shetty Monday named Olympic bronze medal-winning boxer Mary Kom as the brand ambassador of Super Fight League (SFL).

Shilpa's husband, Britain-based businessman Raj Kundra, has collaborated with actor Sanjay Dutt for SFL, India's first professional Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) event.


Hrithik puts off flight for 'English Vinglish' screening

Hrithik puts off flight for 'English Vinglish' screeningMumbai, Sep 24 - Actor Hrithik Roshan is such a big fan of Sridevi that he has decided to postpone his flight to attend the screening of the actress' comeback film "English Vinglish" on Oct 4.

The actor was shooting for an ad film at Mehboob Studio when he came to meet Sridevi in her vanity van. She was busy giving interviews to the reporters for her upcoming film.


I want my kids to get married soon: Sridevi

I want my kids to get married soon: SrideviMumbai, Sep 24 - Sridevi's daughters are still quite young, and the actress is not too sure of their career path. But the evergreen beauty believes showbiz is a tough industry to survive in and, as a mother, she would like her children to settle down soon after they reach marriageable age.


Indians stuck with fair skin, light eyes: Sameera Reddy

Indians stuck with fair skin, light eyes: Sameera ReddyMumbai, Sep 24 - Dusky actress Sameera Reddy is upset at the cliched idea of beauty in the country and feels it is time people moved away from the mindset that only people with fair skin and light eyes are beautiful.

"Beauty is in the eyes of the beholder and, unfortunately, in India we are pretty much stuck with fair skin, light eyes, straight hair," the 29-year-old said here.


'Jab Tak Hai Jaan' probably Yash Chopra's last film, says Karan

'Jab Tak Hai Jaan' probably Yash Chopra's last film, says KaranMumbai, Sep 24 - Filmmaker Karan Johar says that Yash Chopra's "Jab Tak Hai Jaan" is going to be the most special film of the year as it might be his last film.

"Yashji (Yash Chopra) is like my father. His birthday this year is very special because he is probably making his last film. All of our films are releasing this year but that film will be the most special experience of 2012," the


Big B emotional after watching 'English Vinglish'

Big B emotional after watching 'English Vinglish'Mumbai, Sep 24 - Amitabh Bachchan says that Gauri Shinde has narrated ordinariness of everyday life in such a beautiful manner in her directorial debut "English Vinglish" that it has left "lumps in his throat".


Garba time for Deepika Padukone, Richa Chadda

Garba time for Deepika Padukone, Richa ChaddaMumbai, Sep 24 - Deepika Padukone is busy as a bee these days. From spending time with co-star Ranveer Singh to getting comfortable with the actor before shooting for Sanjay Leela Bhansali, to rehearsing her Garba steps vigorously for the five to six garba song-and-dances that she would have to perform in "Ram Leela" -- her schedule is quite packed.


Vivek plans second production after 'Dekh Indian Circus'

Vivek plans second production after 'Dekh Indian Circus'Mumbai, Sep 24 - Actor Vivek Oberoi, whose debut production "Dekh Indian Circus" earned accolades in the international circuit, plans to produce another film.

"I believe if people have interesting ideas and if you are in a position to support those ideas, then you should do it. There is another story which I want to make and hopefully by December or January, I will produce that film also," the 36-year-old said here.


Honour, privilege to get entry to Oscars: Ileana D'Cruz

Honour, privilege to get entry to Oscars: Ileana D'CruzMumbai, Sep 23 - Actress Ileana D'Cruz, who began her career in Bollywood with "Barfi", said she was proud to be part of the team and that it was an honour and privilege and a matter of pride to get an official entry to the Oscars.


Sridevi, Madhuri to burn 'Jhalak...' dance floor

Sridevi, Madhuri to burn 'Jhalak...' dance floorMumbai, Sep 22 - Dancing diva Madhuri Dixit paid a tribute to evergreen beauty Sridevi in the initial promos of reality show "Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 5". Now both the Bollywood beauties are set to share the stage on the show.

Sridevi will be a part of the celebrity dance show's grand finale, to be aired on Colors Sep 30, sources confirmed.


'Raanjhanaa' director in search of voice for Sonam

'Raanjhanaa' director in search of voice for SonamMumbai, Sep 22 : Actress Sonam Kapoor, who plays a 17-year-old in Aanand Rai's "Raanjhanaa" is trapped in a strange dilemma. Her character can't get older until a ghost voice is found to sing a song for her.

Rai is looking for a singer, who can express the 17-year-old character's emotions as she falls in love for the first time.


Siddharth Mallya has no appetite for Bollywood career

Siddharth Mallya has no appetite for Bollywood careerMumbai, Sep 22 : Businessman and socialite Siddharth Mallya moves around in Bollywood circles, but he says he is not interested in entering the film industry as he does not understand it.

"I do not see myself getting into Bollywood. I have no offers on the table or no interest as of now to get into Bollywood," the 25-year-old said here Friday at the launch of NDTV Good Times' "Hunt for the Kingfisher Calendar Girl".


Neither marrying, nor doing 'Jism 3': Nathalia Kaur

Neither marrying, nor doing 'Jism 3': Nathalia KaurMumbai, Sep 22 - Brazilian model-turned-actress Nathalia Kaur is sick of rumours. She has clarified that she is neither tying the knot with anyone, nor is she a part of "Jism 3".

"I am not doing 'Jism 3' and I am not getting married. So I want to clear it I am not doing that film," Nathalia told reporters here.

The actress started her career in Bollywood with a special appearance in Ram Gopal Varma's "Department" earlier this year.


Let actors turn singers, says Shankar Mahadevan

Let actors turn singers, says Shankar MahadevanMumbai, Sep 22 : Shankar Mahadevan is all for actors entering the singing arena, but the singer-composer says they cannot change the music scene of the country.

Actress Priyanka Chopra recently launched her international single "In My City" and actor Ranbir Kapoor also sang a few lines in a promotional video for his film "Barfi!".

But Mahadevan says media shouldn't base assumptions on "one-off cases".


Siddharth Mallya to make TV debut

Siddharth Mallya to make TV debutMumbai, Sep 22 - Siddharth Mallya, son of industrialist Vijay Mallya, is set to make his debut on the small screen as a host and judge of the fourth season of "Hunt for the Kingfisher Calendar Girl".

The show is a hunt for a model to feature in the annual glamorous Kingfisher Calendar.


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