Mumbai, April 8 (IANS) Chetan Bhagat's novel "2 States" has been adapted into a film and the author now has plans to come out with a sequel to his story about the romantic journey of a culturally opposite couple. "I really consider doing a sequel to '2 States' but I am not doing it right now. I have never done a sequel to any of my books but I thought this one could make it," the 39-year-old said here Monday at the launch of the new cover of "2 States." "I have the tagline for it 'Getting married was the easy part'," he added. More »Bhagat considering sequel to his book '2 States'
Despite all surface appearances, the latest two actresses to be hit by contemporary-rivalry are none other than Alia Bhatt and Parineeti Chopra. Both began their careers around the same time- Parineeti in 2011, with Ladies VS Ricky Bahl, and Alia in 2012, with Student of the Year. Both come from film families, so to speak: Parineeti is superstar heroine Priyanka Chopra’s first cousin, while Alia is a second generation Bhatt, and her family has been in the movie business for nearly half a century. Parineeti’s first film was produced by the Bollywood mammoth Yash Raj Films, while Alia entered the industry riding the Dharma Productions wave. More »Alia Bhatt-Parineeti Chopra: The New Simmering Cat-Fight In B’Town?
Mumbai, April 8 (IANS) Actress Alia Bhatt, who recently shocked many by confessing on a chat show that she wants to marry actor Ranbir Kapoor, says she didn't literally mean it and is just his fan. She and actress Parineeti Chopra recently appeared on the final episode of "Koffee With Karan 4", hosted by filmmaker Karan Johar. "Firstly, being in this industry if I want to marry someone, I will never say it on the national television, especially on 'Koffee With Karan'. "When I say 'I want to marry Ranbir Kapoor', it's not like I literally want to marry him. More »Alia just a fan of Ranbir Kapoor
Washington, April 8 (ANI): Nicole Kidman gives her family the credit for keeping her sane. More »Nicole Kidman says her kids keep her from going insane
Washington, April 8 (ANI): Simon Cowell has revealed that he is really protective of his two-month-old son Eric. More »Simon Cowell says he is really protective of baby Eric
Washington, April 8 (ANI): Kate Moss has admitted that she too suffers from body insecurities, especially her "bow legs". More »Kate Moss says she is insecure about her 'bow legs'
New Delhi, Apr.8 (ANI): Television actor Mohit Raina has reportedly been approached to lend his voice to the Hindi version of adventure film 'Tarzan 3D'. More »Telly actor Mohit Raina in talks to lend voice to 'Tarzan 3D'
By James Pomfret HONG KONG (Reuters) - A rare wine cup fired in the imperial kilns of China's Ming dynasty more than 500 years ago sold on Tuesday for HK$281.2 million at a Sotheby's sale in Hong Kong, making it one of the most expensive Chinese cultural relics ever auctioned. The tiny porcelain cup from the Chenghua period, dating from 1465 to 1487, is painted with cocks, hens and chicks, and known simply as a 'chicken cup'. "Every time a chicken cup comes up on the market, it totally redefines prices in the field of Chinese art," said Nicolas Chow, deputy chairman of Sotheby's Asia, after the sale. Prized by Chinese emperors and afficionados through the centuries for their quality, rarity and legendary silky texture, Chenghua chicken cups fired in the imperial kilns of Jingdezhen are among the most prized, and forged, objects in Chinese art. More »Ming dynasty "chicken cup" smashes record in $36 million sale
Mumbai, April 8 (IANS) It's been 17 years since Rakesh Roshan's "Koyla" hit the screens, and its lead actor Shah Rukh Khan has only fond memories of the action-thriller. The film, which also stars Madhuri Dixit, might have been one of his biggest flops, but he still cherishes it. I remember the hills, the music, the choppers," Shah Rukh tweeted Monday. -*- 'Bombay Velvet' shoot ends, Anushka emotional Actress-producer Anushka Sharma was moved on the last day of filming Anurag Kashyap's "Bombay Velvet". More »SRK reminisces 'Koyla' days
New Delhi, April 8 (IANS) Actress Deepika Padukone, who gave four back-to-back hits last year, has been signed as the brand ambassador of Lifestyle International Pvt. Ltd.'s ethnic wear brand Melange by Lifestyle. "Melange by Lifestyle has an amazing range of salwar, kurtas and churidars. I think it is perfect for modern Indian woman," Deepika said in a statement. More »Deepika now face of Melange by Lifestyle
Mumbai, April 8 (IANS) Veteran Indian actor Anupam Kher says his directorial "I Went Shopping For Robert de Niro" is a tribute to the Hollywood star, who has "something else" about his talent. In an extensive interview, Anupam Kher spoke of what went behind creating the film on his "Silver Linings Playbook" co-star, and his hopes for its release. Excerpts: Q. Your film 'I Went Shopping For Robert de Niro' is being premiered at the the IIFA this year. There are many brilliant actors, including our own Dilip Kumar, but Robert de Niro is something else. More »Behind-the-scenes - Anupam talks of film on de Niro
Washington, Apr.8 (ANI): Lindsay Lohan reportedly attends the Alcoholics Anonymous meetings on a regular basis, and her pals insist that she has been really good at refraining herself from drinking. More »LiLo attending AA meetings every day
London, Apr.8 (ANI): Anne Hathaway has revealed that she enjoys doing her own stunts in the movies since it brings out her "daredevil side". More »Anne Hathaway does own stunts to bring out her 'daredevil side'
London, Apr.8 (ANI): Lindsay Lohan has confessed that she was no longer sober when she returned from her rehab. More »LiLo admits to breaking sobriety after rehab stint
Washington, April 8 (ANI): Roger has been named the 'Gayest Cartoon Character of All Time' according to a new poll by Logo TV. More »Roger voted as 'Gayest Cartoon Character of All Time'
Washington, April 8 (ANI): Breck Eisner will be directing the upcoming sequel of 'Karate Kid'. More »Breck Eisner set to direct 'Karate Kid' sequel
Chennai, April 8 (IANS) Director Sai Gokul Ramnath, who is awaiting the release of his Tamil family entertainer "Valeba Raja", feels that comedy films should cater to all types of audiences irrespective of demography. If a family consists of four members...an 18-year old son, 24-year old daughter, father and mother, then comedy in films should entertain each one of them," Sai Gokul told IANS. "'Valeba Raja' is a film for all audiences. I believe only when you're able to make everybody in a family laugh for a particular joke, you've made a successful comedy film. More »Comedies should cater to all audiences: 'Valeba Raja' director
Bollywood actress Mallika Sherawat got on to a micro-blogging site and posted the news of her brother Vikram Lamba's engagement today morning.My brother @iamVikramLamba got engaged,lets give our blessings to the lovely couple, shared Mallika. Dressed in a lovely pink lehengaMallika also posted a photograph in which she is seen posing with the coupleWell, we too congratulate the More »Mallika Sherawat's brother Vikram Lamba gets engaged
Akshay Kumar who has been in the industry for many years and has tasted stardom, says Ranbir Kapoor and Ranveer Singh are superstars. He was present at the first look and trailer launch of his upcoming production, FUGLY. When asked why we don't have a single superstar in the new breed of actors, Akshay said, I don't think that's true. They are many good young actors today. We have Ranbir Kapoor and Ranveer Singh. In my mind, they are superstars actually.The actor a More »Akshay Kumar: Ranbir Kapoor and Ranveer Singh are superstars
Bollywood's latest heartthrob Arjun Kapoor is gearing up for his next film, 2 STATES opposite actress Alia Bhatt. While Arjun and Alia are seen sharing some intimate moments as they live-in together in the movie, we quiz the Kapoor munda about his take on the concept of live-in relationshSays Arjun, To each is his own but live-in relationship is good and I am a firm believer of it. I feel live-in relationships are the right way to go ahead if you are serious about More »Arjun Kapoor: I'm a firm believer of live-in relationship!
She kick-started the year with GUNDAY and is going the whole hog for MARY KOM, which has now been finalized for arrival on 2nd October. While her first holiday release, where she is the only star attraction, is indeed a reason to cheer about, Priyanka also believes that stardom doesn't come with an age restriction.I guess if as an actor you are holding a performance and as a star you are commanding success then it is a lethal combination. We are seeing this worldwide for acto More »Priyanka Chopra: It is about talent, not time and age
When Amitabh Bachchan had done it, in LAAWARIS, cross dressing had been taken with a pinch of salt. But subsequently Govinda had developed as a sure shot template of success, resorting to it in scores of films during his heydays. Taking a leaf out of this module from the quiver of such peer, in the recent times Indian television has also undergone metamorphosis, more so after the phenomenal success of Comedy Nights with Kapil'- where not one but 2-3 characters appear cross dresse More »Is cross-dressing the success mantra in Bollywood?
Washington, April 8 (ANI): Speculations are rife Justin Bieber has been banned from entering some of Miami's top nightclubs like LIV, Story and Adore. More »Is Justin Bieber barred from entering big clubs in Miami?
Washington, April 8 (ANI): Miranda Kerr has admitted that estranged husband Orlando Bloom is a "great dad" to their 3-year-old son Flynn, and she feels lucky to have him in her life. More »Miranda Kerr feels 'lucky' to have 'great dad' to son Orlando Bloom