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  • Dipika Kakar: Marriage should empower people to chase dreams
    Mumbai, October 19 (IANS) "Kahaan Hum Kahaan Tum" actress Dipika Kakar Ibrahim is happily married to actor Shoaib Ibrahim. She says marriage should not be the reason why people quit their dreams and careers. In fact, it should further empower a person to chase and fulfil their dreams. The actress, who made a mark in "Sasural Simar Ka", said: "I feel I am blessed when it comes to maintaining a work-life balance, given the kind of hectic work we do and the demanding nature of the ind
  • Dia Mirza: 'Rehnaa Hai Terre Dil Mein' was ahead of its time
    Mumbai, October 19 (IANS) Former beauty queen Dia Mirza made her Bollywood acting debut with "Rehnaa Hai Terre Dil Mein" 18 years ago. Remembering the film fondly, she says the romantic drama was ahead of its time. The film was released 18 years ago on October 19, and Dia reminisced the journey. "Firsts are always special but 'RHTDM' is a film that was ahead of its time, and packaged romance in a beautiful story. Apart from being a memorable start to my acting career, it has give
  • Maleficent: Mistress Of Evil' is an engaging sequel
    By Troy Ribeiro  IANS | October 18   "Maleficent: Mistress Of Evil"; Cast: Angelina Jolie, Elle Fanning, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Sam Riley, Harris Dickinson, Ed Skrein, Michelle Pfeiffer; Direction: Joachim Ronning; Rating: *** (three stars) "Maleficent: Mistress Of Evil, is the sequel to the 2014 released, dark fantasy adventure film, "Maleficent", which was the original live-action, re-imagining of the classic, fairytale, "Sleeping Beauty". The story takes a lea
  • Hina Khan: Entertainment happened by chance
    New Delhi, October 18 (IANS) Fiction and reality TV shows, music videos, films and web series, actress Hina Khan has done it all. But showbiz wasn't a planned move. She says entertainment happened by chance and the journey has been wonderful so far. She was part of one of the longest running TV shows -- "Yeh Rishta Kya Khelata Hai". She again won the audience's hearts when she got in the reality shows space with "Fear Factor: Khatron Ke Khiladi" and "Bigg Boss". Her film "Lines" too
  • KBC crorepati Gautam Kumar Jha: Will support poor girls in my village
    Mumbai, October 17 (IANS) Gautam Kumar Jha, who became the third contestant to win a crore on season 11 of the Amitabh Bachchan-hosted quiz show "Kaun Banega Crorepati" (KBC), says he wants to support girls who hail from a poor economic background in his village by contributing to their marriage. "I am feeling really happy. I never thought I would get selected in 'KBC' and, after coming here, win such a huge amount. There are millions of people who try to be on this show and when yo
  • Attitude more important than skills, talent: Malaysian chef Peter Chan
    By Vishnu Makhijani  New Delhi, October 16 (IANS) What is it that goes into making an ideal meal? More than skills and talent it's the right attitude that matters, says Malaysian Executive Sous Chef Peter Chan, an industry veteran of close to four decades and chairperson of the jury at the Indian Culinary Forum's annual Chef Awards 2019 underway at Greater Noida on the national capital's outskirts. "To be an ideal chef is not only about having skills and talent but the mos
  • Gandhi's 'experiments with truth' at Jerusalem Biennale
    Jerusalem, October 15 (IANSlife) After a well-received precursor show in July at the Triveni Kala Sangam in New Delhi, an exhibition on Mahatma Gandhi curated by Gargi Seth is representing the India Pavilion at the fourth Jerusalem Biennale. Inspired by Gandhi's autobiography "The Story of My Experiments With Truth", the India Pavilion brings together the Father of the Nation's experiments with truth of the most elemental nature, expressed through contemporary Indian art. The par
  • Jessica Alba: I've always been drawn to strong women
    Los Angeles, October 15 (IANS) Actress Jessica Alba has always gravitated towards strong female characters, and says it is very important to represent complex women who aren't perfect or have flaws on screen, and show that they can still be heroes. "I have always been drawn to strong women in characters that I played. You know, I dabbled in playing some characters that were a little more passives and I don't know I pulled it off that well to be honest with you," Alba said when asked
  • 'Life is too short to keep hitting the snooze button'
    New Delhi, October 15 (IANS) She's bounced back from two suicide attempts and has today trained the likes of Miss World 2017 Manushi Chhillar, Miss India Universe 2017 Shraddha Shashidhar and Miss Diva Supranational 2017 Peden Ongmu in handling the pressures that come with being in the spotlight. Celebrity life coach, TEDex speaker and author Nidhika Bahl says her mission is to help people awaken to the possibilities in their personal and professional lives. "I believe that 'Life
  • Aishwarya Rai Bachchan: Mani Ratnam is my guru
    Mumbai, October 14 (IANS) Actress Aishwarya Rai-Bachchan, who has worked in Mani Ratnam films such as "Guru" and "Raavan", says that the veteran filmmaker is her guru, and that the decision to work with him is always an easy yes for her. The actress will soon reunite with Mani Ratnam in a new film that will reportedly feature her in a double role. "Mani Ratnam is my Guru. He is probably one of the most amazing and brilliant directors of our country. I have had the privilege, hono
  • Janhvi Kapoor: Mom always told me to be a good person
    Mumbai, October 14 (IANS) Actress Janhvi Kapoor says her mother, late actress Sridevi, always told her to be a good person from within. "My mother would always tell me, whatever you think and carry in your heart, will show on your face. So it is important for an actor to be a good person from within because the camera captures everything," said Janhvi, at a panel discussion of MAMI Movie Mela on Sunday in Mumbai, which was also attended by actresses Aananya Panday, Mrunal Thakur, an
  • 'In Cauda Venenum' - Opeth's best in a decade
    By Anand Venkitachalam     Swedish progressive metal band Opeth are known for being masterful songwriters with their eclectic, long and intricate compositions. With a critically acclaimed discography, the band has a solid fan base, in both the metal community as well as the prog community. Going back to their beginning, Opeth started out as a progressive death metal band with heavy elements of black metal and small gothic touches from their debut "Orchid" to
  • Lara Dutta: It's an exciting time to be in business as actor
    Mumbai, October 12 (IANS) Actress Lara Dutta Bhupathi is all set to make her OTT debut in an untitled web series, and she feels right now is a very exciting time to be an actor, because there are work offers in films as well as the digital platform. "I think OTT (Over-the-top media services) platforms are providing great content to the audience. Now, mainstream actors like Saif Ali Khan, Abhishek Bachchan and myself are working in web series. I think the lines are blurring and now
  • Theatre never left me: Manoj Bajpai
    New Delhi, October 12 (IANS) His recent OTT outing, 'The Family Man' may have opened an entirely new segment of viewers for Manoj Bajpai, but the actor stresses that he continues to do his bit for theatre, the art form that marked the beginning of his performance career. "I prefer not to talk too much about this aspect of my life, but yes, I consistently train acting students at NSD (National School of Drama) besides holding workshops at other institutes. I would like to be p
  • Sonam Kapoor: We shouldn't stick to films and film parties
    Mumbai, October 11 (IANS) Actress Sonam Kapoor Ahuja says artistes shouldn't restrict themselves only to films and film parties. Rather, people should travel more often, spend time with friends and family, read books and watch films to become the best version of themselves. "I think if you are an artiste, you need to have a full life. I feel people related with creative fields should travel more often, they should spend time with friends and family. It is also important to read book
  • Farhan Akhtar: I never strategise my career
    Mumbai, October 11 (IANS) From his directorial debut "Dil Chahta Hai" to his acting debut "Rock On!!", National award-winning filmmaker-actor Farhan Akhtar wears many hats. He has also made his mark as a singer-songwriter, a producer and a story writer. His latest release as an actor, "The Sky Is Pink", opens this week on Friday, and Farhan says he never planned to explore so many genres of entertainment. rather he believes in going with the flow. "I do not strategise my career so I
  • Anupriya Goenka: As an actor, I want to live many lives
    Mumbai, October 11 (IANS) Actress Anupriya Goenka, who recently returned to the big screen in the Hrithik Roshan-Tiger Shroff starrer "War", says she is more interested in roles that give her a chance to prove her versatility than just lead roles. "I think instead of waiting for a lead role to come my way, I would rather grab the opportunity in which I have a pivotal role in the film. As an actor, I want to be versatile and I want to live many lives on-screen as a performer. All the
  • Indulge, with care
    New Delhi, September 30 (IANSlife) People often tend to neglect their health during celebrations. Actor Soha Ali Khan shares some handy tips to indulge, without going overboard. Stay hydrated Festivals can be exhausting and we often tend to be lax about our water intake in between festivities. Make sure you drink at least eight glasses of water a day if you don't want dehydration to leave you tired and dizzy while you're in the middle of your preparations. Remember to keep a bottle
  • Your arrival has changed India's image: Lata to Modi 
    Mumbai, September 29 (IANS) Your arrival has changed India's image and it makes me very happy, legendary singer Lata Mangeshkar told Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday. Lata Mangeshkar, who turned 90 on Saturday, was on a telephone call with Modi on his monthly radio broadcast "Mann Ki Baat". In the phone-conversation, which was recorded before the Prime Minister left the country on a week-long trip to the US, Modi wished the singer for her birthday. "Pranaam, I called becaus
  • Jason Momoa urges world leaders to act on climate crisis
    Los Angeles, September 29 (IANS) Hollywood star Jason Momoa has urged world leaders to take serious actions on climate crisis in his United Nations (UN) speech. He addressed the issue on September 27, reports The actor and ocean activist spoke up for "all island nations" at the UN, and demanded more action from delegates, listing the issues that threaten some of the world's most beautiful places and claiming the people of the South Pacific, in particular, are suff