Life & Style

  • Dia Mirza: Feels nice to be able to do the work you love
    Mumbai, November 13 (IANS) Actress Dia Mirza takes out time to associate with social causes when she is not pursuing an acting career, and she says it feels nice to be able to do the work you love and enjoy as a human being. Dia made her digital debut with a web series called "Kaafir" along with Mohit Raina a while back, and she is associated with United Nations and the Save The Children foundation. "It's been a very interesting year for me. My last project 'Kaafir' was really sp
  • Swara Bhasker: I have never abused children
    New Delhi, November 12 (IANS) Bollywood actress Swara Bhasker faced backlash on social media earlier this month after a video gone viral showed she was allegedly abusing a four-year-old child actor. Insisting that the issue blew out of proportion, Swara says she has never abused children nor any of her co-actors. The furore happened when after a video clip from the chat show "Son Of Abish" surfaced, showing her using abusive terms like "chu**ya" and "kameena" in reference to a fou
  • Mammootty is a down-to-earth celebrity: Prachi Tehlan
    Thiruvananthapuram, November 11 (IANS) Actress Prachi Tehlan, who got a chance to work with Mammootty in the upcoming film "Mamankam", says it was a dream come true for her to share screen space with the Malayalam Malayalam cinema doyen. "Working with Mammootty sir was like a dream come true. He is one of the most respected actors of our country - an actor who has worked in more than 400 films in his approximately 50 years long career. Besides, he is a wonderful human being and
  • Anil Kapoor: I'm always my worst critic
    By Sugandha Rawal    New Delhi, November 11 (IANS) After four decades in Bollywood, Anil Kapoor feels he needs to learn how to go easy on himself, and that is his biggest challenge. The actor says he has always been his worst critic. Anil entered the industry with a small role in 1979 with Umesh Mehra's "Hamare Tumhare", and then went on to carve his niche by balancing his stature as a respectable actor and his popularity as a saleable star, with performances includi
  • Girls are wired to be as good in maths as boys
    New York, November 10 (IANS) Researchers have found similar patterns of brain activity in both boys and girls as they engage in basic math problems. For the study, published in the journal Science of Learning, the research team from Carnegie Mellon University comprehensively examined the brain development of young boys and girls. Through brain imaging, their research shows no gender difference in brain function or math ability. "We see that children's brains function similarly
  • $2,555 to see Santa at high-end London store
    London, November 9 (IANS) Harrods, the 170-year-old high-end department store in London, has caused quite a stir after restricting access to its Christmas grotto where Santa Claus greets customers, only to those who spend 2,000 pounds ($2,550) or more, it was reported on Saturday. The store said only those with a Green tier 2 or above Harrods Reward card can visit Father Christmas. In order to qualify for the tier, customers must have spent between 2,000 and 4,999 pounds ($6,386), T
  • B-Town hails Supreme Court decision on Ayodhya
    Mumbai, Nov 9 (IANS) Bollywood celebrities such as Farhan Akhtar, Taapsee Pannu and Madhur Bhandarkar on Saturday hailed the Supreme Court's verdict on the Ayodhya case, and requested people to respect the court's decision. The Supreme Court on Saturday directed the Centre to form a trust within three months, which will build a temple at the disputed site in Ayodhya. The Sunni Waqf Board, which was a party to the seven-decade-old title suit, should be given an alternate five-acre
  • Diana Penty: I'm an overly critical person
    New Delhi, November 9 (IANS) Actress Diana Penty, who started her career in Bollywood with the film "Cocktail" over seven years ago and has featured in films across genres, says she loves to analyse her work, because she considers herself as an "overly critical" person. "I'm an overly critical person, especially when it comes to myself and my work. So yes, that would be an understatement! First of all, it takes a lot for me to watch my own films. And when I do, I always end up analy
  • Nick Jonas planning anniversary surprise for wife Priyanka
    Los Angeles, November 8 (IANS) Singer-actor Nick Jonas says he is working on something extra special to mark his first wedding anniversary with actress Priyanka Chopra. The couple got married in India in December last year. Priyanka and Nick had three-day wedding festivities at Jodhpur's royal Umaid Bhawan Palace, where they exchanged wedding vows as per both Christian and Hindu rituals in two separate ceremonies. "Well, I don't wanna say what we're doing to celebrate becaus
  • A new campaign focuses on kids' creativity
    Mumbai, November 8 (IANSlife) In the run-up to children's day, 'My Little Genius', a campaign by a leading brand seeks to celebrate the creative streak in children. As part of the campaign, P&G Health's heritage brand Seven Seas will launch a virtual museum titled 'The Museum of Genius' on children's day on November 14. "Children have so many unique qualities and hidden talents such as those depicted in our campaign films released on various digital channels. We call on paren
  • Aniston wonders why she was missing from Cox's lunch date
    Los Angeles, November 8 (IANS) Actress Courteney Cox sent "Friends" fans into a frenzy with her selfie with former co-star Matthew Perry from a lunch date. But that has left actress and close friend Jennifer Aniston wondering why didn't she get an invite to the lunch. Cox played Monica Geller and Perry was seen as Chandler Bing on the phenomenally successful sitcom. "Guess who I had lunch with today....I KNOW!! Could I BE any happier? #RealFriends," Cox wrote alongside the i
  • Flora Saini: There has been a definite change post #MeToo movement
    New Delhi, November 8 (IANS) It's now over a year since the #MeToo movement gave voice to numerous women who have experienced sexual harassment and assault in their lives. "Stree" fame actress Flora Saini was one of them, who had shared her #MeToo story on public domain. She had accused Bollywood producer Gaurang Doshi of physically abusing her. In an interview to IANS, Flora opened up about the changes she has witnessed in the industry post #MeToo movement, revealing how director-a
  • Honoured to share stage with PM Modi: Yami Gautam
    Dharamshala, November 7 (IANS) Actress Yami Gautam, who attended a two-day global investors' meet at Dharamshala in Himachal Pradesh on Thursday, says she feels honoured to be a part of the event, which was inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. "It was a humbling experience to share the stage with our honourable Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the Chief Minister of Himachal Pradesh, Jai Ram Thakur. It's the unified efforts of overall development that's finally being realised
  • 'Last Christmas': Homage to George Michael
    By Troy Ribeiro  IANS | November 7   "Last Christmas"; Cast: Emilia Clarke, Henry Golding, Michelle Yeoh, Emma Thompson, Patti LuPone, Lydia Leonard, Peter Mygind, Sue Perkins; Direction: Paul Feig; Rating: ** and 1/2 (two and a half stars) Director Paul Feig's "Last Christmas" is for romance junkies. Packed with frothy soppiness, it is a rehash of the clumsiest-meets-cute formula. Set in the backdrop of Christmas in London, it tells us the story of Kate (Em
  • Sakshi Tanwar: Important for girls to be educated
    Mumbai, November 7 (IANS) Actress Sakshi Tanwar of "Kahaani Ghar Ghar Kii" fame says it is important for a girl to be educated and self-sufficient for the progress of her family as well as for the society and the country. The actress was on the set of "Kaun Banega Crorepati" for its Karamveer Special episode. She featured with social activist Shyam Sunder Paliwal, who is known for changing the mindset of the people of Piplantri village (Rajasthan) towards the girl child. Throug
  • Javed Akhtar on Big B: A powerful river always finds its course
    Mumbai, November 7 (IANS) Poet-writer-lyricist Javed Akhtar has collaborated with Salim Khan to create several memorable roles and scripts for Amitabh Bachchan, in his glory days as Bollywood's Angry Young Man. Salim-Javed's scripts such as "Deewar", "Sholay", "Trishul", "Don", "Kaala Patthar", "Dostana", Shaan" and "Shakti" redefined action, drama and heroism in the Bachchan era, crafting the towering Big B stature. As Amitabh Bachchan completes 50 years in Bollywood, Javed Akhtar
  • Rebecca Ferguson: Can't link every film to political occurence
    New Delhi, November 6 (IANS) Actress Rebecca Ferguson feels powerful people continue to feed off the "less strong ones", but it is not right to analyse every film according to the political occurrence of the social environment. Ferguson will next been seen as cult leader Rose the Hat, who feeds off the shine of innocents in her quest for immortality, in the upcoming film "Doctor Sleep". The narrative seems to connect strongly with the enraging emotional #MeToo and Time's Up movement
  • Vidya Balan: Shakuntala Devi was an extraordinary woman
    Mumbai, November 5 (IANS) Actress Vidya Balan, who will soon bring the story of mathematics genius Shakuntala Devi alive on the big screen, feels the late Shakuntala was an "extraordinary woman" who gave the world many reasons to be awestruck. Vidya paid a tribute to the genius on her 90th birth anniversary by sharing a picture of the mathematician on Instagram. "Charismatic, witty and exceptionally brilliant, she gave the world more reasons than one to be in awe with her! Remem
  • Kriti Sanon: I credit viewers for my success
    Mumbai, November 4 (IANS) Kriti Sanon credits viewers for her success in Bollywood. The actress has been on a roll this year. After "Luka Chuppi" -- her solo-heroine release opposite Kartik Aaryan -- became a hit upon release in March, her latest film, the multistarrer "Housefull 4" is doing big business after opening in the Diwali weekend. "A big thanks to the audiences for giving the film and my character so much love. I credit the viewers for all the successes that have come b
  • Priyanka in Delhi: It's so hard to shoot here right now
    New Delhi, November 4 (IANS) Indian actress Priyanka Chopra, who is currently in the national capital to film "The White Tiger", says it is hard to shoot here because of pollution. Priyanka on Sunday night took to Instagram, where she shared a photograph of herself with a mask. She captioned the image: "Shoot days for #thewhitetiger. It's so hard to shoot here right now that I can't even imagine what it must be like to live here under these conditions. We are blessed with air pu