Friday, January 28News That Matters

LifeStyle

Kiara Advani’s next movie announced on her birthday

Kiara Advani’s next movie announced on her birthday

LifeStyle
On Kiara Advani's birthday (July 31), makers of RC 15 announced that the actress has joined the cast and will be teaming up with Ram Charan. The actress joins the cast as the leading lady. Kiara, who is excited about this collaboration, says, "It's definitely one of the best birthday presents I have gotten so far. I am excited as well as nervous to work with renowned and experienced names of our film fraternity. I am eagerly waiting to begin the shoot and hoping that this incredible opportunity is translated wonderfully on screen." The movie will be releasing in three languages — Telugu, Tamil and Hindi. It will be directed by Shankar and will be jointly produced by Dil Raju and Shirish Garu, under the banner of Sri Venkateswara Creations.
Rohit Shetty ready to defy gravity all over again

Rohit Shetty ready to defy gravity all over again

LifeStyle
He has redefined high-octane action entertainers with his death-defying stunts, power-packed performances and sprinkle of laughter with witty lines. Filmmaker Rohit Shetty, who has given a new meaning to action cinema, agrees that the genre in Hindi cinema has evolvedimmensely . Rohit, who currently awaits the release of his film Sooryavanshi, said, "It has evolved a lot especially because of the exposure to the West. We have technicians from all over the world coming to India and working in our films. The same team who worked in Cape Town on Fear Factor has done a lot of stunts with me in my films as well." Talking about how he has managed to have a 100 per cent hit track record with all his films, Shetty said, "That I really don't know...All I can say is that I am blessed and that I am...
On Friendship Day, celebs share how their relationship with friends has grown stronger during the pandemic

On Friendship Day, celebs share how their relationship with friends has grown stronger during the pandemic

LifeStyle
Sheetal International Friendship Day is celebrated on the first Sunday of August and coincidentally, it's on the very first day this year! Through the lockdown, almost everyone has rekindled friendships and reconnected to long-lost friends. Celebs share the new found-meaning of friendship post two Covid waves and their relationship with long-distance friends. iStock Travel vs Internet Being an artiste, actor and producer, I have always been passionate about travelling but the pandemic has halted all forms of travel. Of course, travel has been replaced by the Internet and it has greatly helped in providing a platform to stay connected with friends. I literally felt the absence of my friends during the lockdown, but have stayed in touch online, even if it's for a few minutes. It is a...
Action time for Kriti Sanon!

Action time for Kriti Sanon!

LifeStyle
Kriti Sanon, who was recently seen in Mimi, is currently juggling between the shoot of Adipurush and preparations for her next film, Ganapath. In Ganapath, Kriti is reuniting with Tiger Shroff after seven years of their first film — Heropanti (2014). Though it's unknown when the Vikas Bahl-directed film will take-off, Sanon says she has already started preparing. In Ganapath, Kriti has some action sequences. She's getting ready for them whenever the Adipurush shoot allows her some free time. In February, the film was unveiled with a motion poster depicting her as a femme fatale. While posing on a dirt bike was simple, she admits that the real struggle is still to come. According to reports, Ganapath will go on the floors sometime later this year. Meanwhile, Kriti has recently wrapped-up t...
Abhishek Dhudhaiya, the director of ‘Bhuj: The Pride of India’, gives an insight into the film

Abhishek Dhudhaiya, the director of ‘Bhuj: The Pride of India’, gives an insight into the film

LifeStyle
Director Abhishek Dhudhaiya, whose next film Bhuj: The Pride of India is based on the 1971 Indo-Pakistan war, is also the co-writer of the project. The film tells the story of how 300 women from a village worked hard to build the Bhuj runway, contributing majorly to India's win. Abhishek, who earlier directed many television shows, brings forth the story of IAF Squadron Leader Vijay Karnic (played by Ajay Devgn) and the women from the village of Madhapar. "My grandmother had also contributed in the making of this runway. So, I had this in mind that the first time when I make a film, it will he on this subject," says Abhishek, as he recalls how the story was conceived. "In 2017 when I took a break from television, the first thing I did was meet Vijay Karnic. So, my nani's (maternal grandm...
As Harry Potter and JK Rowling share their birthday on July 30, celebs recollect how the books fuelled their imagination

As Harry Potter and JK Rowling share their birthday on July 30, celebs recollect how the books fuelled their imagination

LifeStyle
Mona "It is our choices, Harry, that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities," said the headmaster Albus Dumbledore. Young Harry listened and with him millions of wonderstruck children, secretly aspiring to get that letter from Hogwarts as they turned 11! Along with them, not so young readers too ventured into a world never seen before. As Harry Potter and its wondrous creator JK Rowling share their birthday on July 31, celebs talks about how this one stroke of brilliance altered their world forever! A still from a Harry Potter movie Great writer The Harry Potter novels were one of the first books that I read as a youngster. I thought all the books were great. When I started reading at eight, only three books were out. After The Prisoner of Azkaban, I had to wait for ...
As Harry Potter and JK Rowling share their birthday on July 31, celebs recollect how the books fuelled their imagination

As Harry Potter and JK Rowling share their birthday on July 31, celebs recollect how the books fuelled their imagination

LifeStyle
Mona "It is our choices, Harry, that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities," said the headmaster Albus Dumbledore. Young Harry listened and with him millions of wonderstruck children, secretly aspiring to get that letter from Hogwarts as they turned 11! Along with them, not so young readers too ventured into a world never seen before. As Harry Potter and its wondrous creator JK Rowling share their birthday on July 31, celebs talks about how this one stroke of brilliance altered their world forever! A still from a Harry Potter movie Great writer The Harry Potter novels were one of the first books that I read as a youngster. I thought all the books were great. When I started reading at eight, only three books were out. After The Prisoner of Azkaban, I had to wait for ...
Content-makers over the last few months have come out with successful political stories

Content-makers over the last few months have come out with successful political stories

LifeStyle
Politics and Bollywood are a phenomenon in India. Its growing influence on the minds of the people is manifold. The portrayal of political dramas in web series has been the recent flavour on the OTT platforms. As the digital space takes a grip over content, makers are now not shy about approaching the topic. India is a land of politics and Indians lap up political news every time — seeing that as an added advantage, content-makers over the last few months have come out with successful and much-talked about stories such as Tandav, City Of Dreams, Madam Chief Minister and Maharani to name a few. Richa Chadha Actress Richa Chadha, who played the title role in the film Madam Chief Minister, agrees the genre is intriguing. Richa says, "Why people generally find political dramas intrigui...
Vidya Balan on how each character she portrays teaches her something

Vidya Balan on how each character she portrays teaches her something

LifeStyle
Actress Vidya Balan, who has impressed audiences with her power-packed performances, has opened up about how each character she has portrayed till now has educated her. Ever since she made her Bollywood debut with Parineeta in 2005, Vidya has treated fans with her dynamic portrayals in films such as Bhool Bhulaiyaa, No One Killed Jessica, The Dirty Picture, Paa, Kahaani, Ishqiya, Mission Mangal, Tumhari Sulu and Shakuntala Devi. Her latest release is Sherni, where she plays an upright forest officer battling social barriers set by the patriarchal society and lackadaisical attitudes within her department. Asked if she takes back anything from her characters or if they educate her in any way, Vidya says, "Yeah absolutely. It's like you always take back something after you have an interacti...
Samreen Kaur shares her excitement on working with Badshah

Samreen Kaur shares her excitement on working with Badshah

LifeStyle
After featuring in several Punjabi music videos, including Damn Serious and Mombatiyaan, actress Samreen Kaur's latest release is Baawla, with celebrated musician Badshah. The upbeat number also features Uchana Amit. Talking about the track, Samreen says, "It's a peppy number that will get everyone to dance. The beats are catchy. We had a lot of fun during the three-day shoot in Chandigarh and Delhi." Samreen adds that the locations at which the track has been shot are great, "The visuals are refreshing and it's something people would have never seen before." Samreen says that she had a lot of fun shooting with Badshah. Sharing her experience of collaborating with Badshah, she adds, "He is amazing. The amount of patience and confidence he has is inspiring. The way he talks to people showc...