- Akshay vs John: 'Mission Mangal' takes lead on Day 3(13:26)
Mumbai, Aug 18 (IANS) Actor Akshay Kumar's "Mission Mangal" has taken a lead at the Indian box-office after raking in Rs 70.02 crore in three days. Actor John Abraham's "Batla House", on the other hand, minted Rs 35.29 crore.
- Meet Hollywood's master of blood, gore, kills & chills(10:24)
By Sugandha Rawal
New York, Aug 18 (IANS) Alexandre Aja's love for horror made him dive deep into the genre and create hits like "The Hills Have Eyes", "Piranha 3D" and "Mirrors". The filmmaker says he initially thought that he would get over the genre, but is glad that his obsession with the genre is intact.
- What next? Filmmaker's dilemma (Column: B-Town)(09:12)
By Vinod Mirani
With the kind of films that unspool every week, one can conclude that there is a dearth of not only ideas but also direction! A varied kind of films are being made. Each filmmaker trying to come out with something different. This includes all - big as well as medium-range producers. The idea seems to be taking a shot in the dark. It is all about taking chances.
- Real more challenging than fiction: 'Mission Mangal' set designer(08:20)
By Natalia Ningthoujam
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) Realism is the in-thing lately in our Bollywood films. Among the most vital aspects that render a realistic look to a scene is set design, though people associated with the craft do not always get due recognition. Sandeep Sharad Ravade, who has been working as an art and production designer for years now, is happy that all the hard work he put into his latest, "Mission Mangal" is getting noticed.
- Hope B'Wood actresses can pull big crowds someday: Vidya Balan(18:42)
Mumbai, Aug 17 (IANS) In Bollywood, it is mostly the male superstar who is the crowd-puller of a film -- the primary draw whose name ensures blockbuster business. On the other hand, films with female actors in the lead, often witness poor box-office performance, or have to be produced in a medium-to-low budget set-up, so that they can make profits quickly and at least record a hit status.
- DD News anchor Neelum Sharma no more(18:26)
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) News anchor Neelum Sharma, who was associated with Indias public service broadcaster Doordarshan News for over 20 years, breathed her last on Saturday. The news of her demise was flashed on the official Twitter account of DD News and, according to reports, she was batteling cancer.
- You can't just stop being famous: Tabu(17:00)
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) National Award-winning actress Tabu believes in living with her fame, and says that one can't just detach from it because fame becomes a part of one's personality.
- 'M.O.M: Mission Over Mars' is an ode to ISRO scientists(16:56)
Mumbai, Aug 17 (IANS) The new web series, "M.O.M: Mission Over Mars", is an ode to the scientists of Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO). The show narrates an intriguing tale of four women scientists who, through their brilliance and dedication, chart the journey of the Indian space agency's Mangalyan mission.
- John Abraham, Nikkhil Advani discuss patriotism(16:16)
By Arundhuti Banerjee
Mumbai, Aug 17 (IANS) Their choices clearly show both actor John Abraham and filmmaker Nikkhil Advani have a keen interest in being a part of stories that revolve around national interest and real-life events. The duo's latest collaboration "Batla House" has again started a conversation along those lines among the common people, and they firmly state their brand of patriotism is different from the ânationalist attitude.
- One country, one law needed for entire nation: Ekta Kapoor(15:18)
Mumbai, Aug 17 (IANS) Producer Ekta Kapoor, whose web series "Haq Se" was set in Jammu and Kashmir, feels the Government's decision to scrap Article 370 in that state is welcome, because there should be a 'one country one law' policy for all of India.
- Gerard Butler in awe of Morgan Freeman(14:58)
Los Angeles, Aug 17 (IANS) Actor Gerard Butler says he was amazed to see the energy of 82-year-old Hollywood legend Morgan Freeman, while filming action scenes for their new film, "Angel Has Fallen".
- Rishi Kapoor relives 'Bobby' magic in NY(14:48)
New York, Aug 17 (IANS) Veteran actor Rishi Kapoor, who is currently undergoing medical treatment in the Big Apple, recently got a chance to relive memories of his superhit film "Bobby" in that distant land when he heard the film's popular song, "Main shayar toh nahin", at a salon.