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  • Priyanka: Serving as Goodwill Ambassador privilege of my life
    New York, December 6 (IANS) Actress Priyanka Chopra Jonas was honoured with the Danny Kaye Humanitarian Award for her philanthropic work as UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador for Child Rights. She was felicitated with the award at the 15th annual UNICEF Snowflake Ball on Wednesday here. Priyanka even took to Instagram to share what the award means to her. "I am in awe of the tireless efforts and unwavering commitment of the people who work for #UNICEF. Thank you for allowing me to be
  • Richa Chadha: 'Inside Edge' has been a huge pet project for me
    Mumbai, December 5 (IANS) Actress Richa Chadha considers the "Inside Edge" show as her "huge pet project". As the second season of the cricket drama is about to launch, Richa shared that she felt "bad" for missing the promotional activities of the show. She said: "I have been in Lucknow shooting for a new unannounced project. 'Inside Edge' has always been a huge pet project for me simply because it was the first of its kind and I'm extremely close to the story and very proud of t
  • India not a country for women: Anoushka Shankar
    Mumbai, December 5 (IANS) Sitar player and composer Anoushka Shankar has reacted to the barbaric gangrape and murder of a veterinary doctor in Hyderabad saying India is "no country for women". Calling rape a global epidemic, the composer tweeted: "This is a global epidemic. And India in particular is no country for women. And I'm enraged. And I'm numb. And I don't know what to keep doing. I want to scream and yet for once I feel voiceless. Because nothing fu**ing changes and women a
  • Brad Pitt: I lose it at times... I'm human
    Los Angeles, December 4 (IANS) Hollywood star Brad Pitt has confessed that he is not always easygoing, and says he loses his cool from time to time. Pitt made the confession to his former "Legends of the Fall" co-star Anthony Hopkins for Interview magazine, reports When Hopkins calls him "as easygoing as ever", Pitt responded: "Pretty much, it's my gliding speed." "But I lose it at times. I get sucked into something, and I can lose it. I take my hands off the w
  • Tara Sharma: Parents should sensitise kids for equality in society
    Mumbai, December 4 (IANS) Actress-entrepreneur Tara Sharma who is gearing up for the new season of "The Tara Sharma Show" on parenting says that it is crucial for parents to be aware of the different conditions of children, so that they can sensitise their little ones to build an equal and inclusive society for the future generation. December 3 marks International Day of Persons with Disability, and keeping sensible parenting in mind, Tara told IANS: "We are constantly talking abo
  • Julia Roberts, Michelle Obama to work at empowering girls in Asia
    Los Angeles, December 3 (IANS) Hollywood star Julia Roberts and former first lady Michelle Obama are teaming up for a trip to Asia to focus on education and empowerment of girls. The "Pretty Woman" actress,52, and the former fist lady, 55, will travel to Vietnam on December 9 and take part in the Obama Foundation's Girls Opportunity Alliance, where they will meet with educations organisations for adolescent girls, reports They will then travel to Malaysia to tak
  • Jacqueline on fame: Hardest thing is to keep smiling when I'm not happy
    Mumbai, December 3 (IANS) Actress Jacqueline Fernandez feels people are "extremely ignorant" to think successful people have not seen the dark side of life, and says it is difficult to hide real emotions and put up a smiling face in public all the time. "People will be extremely ignorant to think that anyone who has achieved any form of success has not seen the dark side. For me I think the hardest thing is keeping a smile on my face when I'm not happy. The hardest thing has been no
  • Canxiety to chemocurls: Tahira, Sonali on learning new terms during cancer battle
    Mumbai, December 2 (IANS) Actress Sonali Bendre and filmmaker Tahira Kashyap, who were diagnosed with cancer last year, recently spoke about the new things they learnt while battling the disease. During an interactive session "We The Women Conclave", Sonali, who was accompanied by Tahira, talked about "canxiety". Elaborating the meaning of the word, she said: "Diagnosis of cancer was fine, but the idea of surgery and a scar was worrying. Somebody had written to me a term called c
  • Manushi promotes AIDS awareness among rural women
    Mumbai, December 1 (IANS) Miss World 2017 Manushi Chhillar feels it is important to create AIDS awareness among people -- especially rural women in India. So, with her non-profit organisation, Project Shakti, Manushi is starting AIDS awareness programme among rural women across 20 villages in India. The initiative rolls out on Sunday with the objective to spread AIDS awareness through community outreach. Talking about the initiative, Manushi said: "AIDS awareness among women w
  • Anil Kapoor: I'm a simple man with a simple plan
    New Delhi, November 30 (IANS) Actor Anil Kapoor doesn't want to get comfortable with his position in the industry, and says he has a simple plan, which is to be better than yesterday. "I don't think I ever want to be completely comfortable for fear of complacency. It's only when you put yourself in uncomfortable situations that you grow and learn," Anil told IANS. "So when you find yourself getting too comfortable and too much at ease, kick yourself out of your comfort zone a
  • Acting was never my calling: Anshula Kapoor
    New Delhi, November 30(IANSlife) Surrounded by some of Bollywood''s most celebrates actors in her own family, Arjun Kapoor''s sister Anshula Kapoor says that acting never came to her as a calling. In an exclusive interview with IANSlife, Anshula, 26, said: "My family has always been interested in the industry and the professions they are in. I, as a child, didn''t know what I wanted to do. Acting never came to me as a calling." "When I did acting in school, it was mostly for me t
  • 'Supergirl' star describes being 'survivor of domestic violence'
    Los Angeles, November 29 (IANS) "Supergirl" star Melissa Benoist says she is a "survivor of domestic violence" in an emotional video posted on social media. The actor stops short of naming the partner in question who allegedly abused her, but describes him as "charming, funny, manipulative, devious" and also as being younger than she is, reports "I am a survivor of domestic violence or intimate partner violence, which is something I never thought I would say let alon
  • Ian McKellen: Being yourself is difficult
    Los Angeles, November 29 (IANS) Veteran star Ian McKellen says the one thing he hates about his job is having to be on display as himself. "I don't know. If they're successful at keeping secrets, how would I know? There are things that one does, one simply doesn't talk about. I think that may be true of everybody. But having a secret is only part of what it is to be a human being, in that we select which part of ourselves we decide to have on display," McKellen said when asked if it
  • Nithya Menen: Bad behaviour isn't restricted to film industry
    Panaji, November 28 (IANS) Actress Nithya Menen has been working in films for over a decade now, and she saus she never felt "unsafe". She adds that she has faced bad behaviour but that's not limited to the film industry. At the International Film Festival of India (IFFI), Goa, on Thursday, Nithya was asked about her film journey and to comment on the general impression that women in the film industry are not safe -- especially aspiring actresses. "You are as safe as you allow yo
  • Shilpa Shetty: If your effort is mediocre, results will be mediocre
    Mumbai, November 27 (IANS) Shilpa Shetty believes that when it comes to fitness, one should put forth their best efforts, to expect the best results. The actress, who is known to be a fitness freak and has an enviable body, shared fitness tips with fans on Tuesday. Taking to Instagram, Shilpa shared a photo where she is seen performing a yoga asana, and wrote: "There's no reason why everything you do shouldn't be your best effort yet. If your effort is mediocre, then the results wil
  • Vivek Oberoi: I never delve on my struggle but move forward
    Mumbai, November 26 (IANS) Despite starting his career with successful films like "Company", "Saathiya", and "Yuva", Bollywood actor Vivek Anand Oberoi entered a phase where he faced a tough time. He has lately somewhat recovered space thanks to his role in the web series "Inside Edge". Much like his character Vikrant Dhawan, the actor says he does not look back at his dark days but only believes in moving on. "For me it was interesting to see the transformation of my character V
  • 26/11 terror attack made me stronger: Chef Hemant Oberoi
    Mumbai, November 26 (IANS) Not every hero wears a cape, some wear an apron and a hat. Chef Hemant Oberoi, who risked his life to save dozens of guests at Taj Mahal Palace hotel during the 26/11 Mumbai terror attack, is one among them. It's been 11 years since the deadliest terror attack shook the nation, and its memories still echo in people's hearts and minds. In an interview with IANS, Oberoi, who was head chef of the five-star hotel at that time, recounted the brutal inciden
  • Hard Kaur: Artists need to be respected for freedom of expression
    New Delhi, November 25 (IANS) Rapper and controversy's favourite child Hard Kaur, whose real name is Taran Kaur Dhillon, has come up with a new song titled "Kashmir2Khalistan". Known for being blatantly vocal, she says a real artist needs to be respected for his or her freedom of expression. "That's how it should be. As artists we shouldn't be pressured into making club bangers and commercial songs all the time. A real artist needs to be respected for his freedom of expression. When
  • It's time for women to rule the animation world
    Los Angeles, November 24 (IANS) In Hollywood's animation world, the damsels aren't in distress anymore, waiting for Prince Charming to arrive and rescue them. Neither are they waiting for Prince Charming to sweep them off their feet, or put on a glass slipper, or climb golden mane to rescue them from a tower or for that magical, true love's kiss to break a spell. Hollywood animation is breaking longstanding stereotypes, and writing new stories high on women power. What ties "Mu
  • Bhumi: Feels amazing to have another 100-cr film under my belt
    Mumbai, November 23 (IANS) Actress Bhumi Pednekar is "thrilled" on seeing "Bala" receive so much love from the audience and crossing the Rs 100-crore mark at box office. "It is an important film that says very, very important things for everyone to hear and think about. I'm glad that the people are giving it so much love. Having another Rs 100 crore hit under my belt is obviously an amazing feeling but what's even more sweeter is that socially relevant films like 'Toilet: Ek Prem Ka