Bollywood Country en-us <![CDATA[ Bollywood Country ]]> 70 70 <![CDATA[ Andhra Guv, CM condole SP Balasubrahmanyam's demise ]]> Fri, 25 Sep 2020 16:08:11 +0530

Amaravati, Sep 25 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh Governor Biswa Busan Harichandan and Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy on Friday condoled the demise of popular singer SP Balasubrahmanyam.

]]> <![CDATA[ Telangana CM condoles death of Balasubrahmanyam ]]> Fri, 25 Sep 2020 16:07:50 +0530

Hyderabad, Sep 25 (IANS) Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao on Friday expressed deep shock over the death of well-known playback singer S.P. Balasubrahmanyam.

]]> <![CDATA[ Malayalam film industry mourns for SP Balasubrahmanyam ]]> Fri, 25 Sep 2020 16:07:19 +0530

Thiruvananthapuram, Sep 25 (IANS) The Malayalam film industry is yet to come to terms with the passing away of music great S.P. Balasubrahmanyam or popularly known as SPB.

]]> <![CDATA[ NCB questions Rakul, Deepika's ex-manager Karishma, Dharma Productions honcho(Ld) ]]> Fri, 25 Sep 2020 16:05:30 +0530

Mumbai, Sep 25 (IANS) The Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) on Friday is questioning Bollywood actor Rakul Preet Singh, Dharma Productions executive producer Kshitij Ravi Prasad and Deepika Padukone's former manager Karishma Prakash in connection with its probe into the drugs case related to death of actor Sushant Singh Rajput.

]]> <![CDATA[ Parineeta Borthakur excited about small screen return ]]> Fri, 25 Sep 2020 16:04:55 +0530

Mumbai, Sep 25 (IANS) Actress Parineeta Borthakur is excited to return to the television screen with a new show.

]]> <![CDATA[ Iconic singer SP Balasubrahmanyam dead due to cardio-respiratory arrest (2nd Lead) ]]> Fri, 25 Sep 2020 16:04:24 +0530

Chennai, Sep 25 (IANS) Famed playback singer and Padma awardee S.P. Balasubrahmanyam, popular as SPB or Balu in the movie world, who recorded over 40,000 songs in 16 languages over a period of five decades, died on Friday afternoon, his son S.P.Charan said.

]]> <![CDATA[ CBI delay in converting abetment to suicide to murder frustrating: SSR family lawyer ]]> Fri, 25 Sep 2020 14:57:06 +0530

Mumbai, Sep 25 (IANS) Vikas Singh, family lawyer of late actor Sushant Singh Rajput, on Friday stated that the delay being by Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) to convert the case from abetment to suicide to murder is frustrating.

]]> <![CDATA[ Anushka hits back at Gavaskar: Your message is distasteful ]]> Fri, 25 Sep 2020 14:56:47 +0530

Mumbai, Sep 25 (IANS) Actress Anushka Sharma on Friday hit back at legendary cricketer Sunil Gavaskar for his comment against her husband, cricketer Virat Kohli, during the Thursday IPL match between Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB), which Kohli captains, and Kings XI Punjab (KXIP).

]]> <![CDATA[ Famed singer SP Balasubrahmanyam succumbs to Covid-19 (Ld) ]]> Fri, 25 Sep 2020 14:36:17 +0530

Chennai, Sep 25 (IANS) Famed playback singer and Padma awardee S.P. Balasubrahmanyam, or popularly SPB or Balu in the movie world and who has recorded over 40,000 songs in 16 languages over a period of five decades died lost his battle against Covid-19 and passed away early Friday, his son S.P.Charan said.

]]> <![CDATA[ SPB: The voice of heroes goes silent permanently (Obituary) ]]> Fri, 25 Sep 2020 14:35:53 +0530

Chennai, Sep 25 (IANS) S.P. Balasubrahmanyam or popularly SPB, the playback singer, as well the voice over, of popular heroes of Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, Kannada and Hindi movies has gone silent permanently on Friday.

]]> <![CDATA[ Ishaan Khatter: Horror comedy 'Phone Bhoot' pushes me into a different space ]]> Fri, 25 Sep 2020 13:17:30 +0530

New Delhi, Sep 25 (IANS) Ishaan Khatter is all set to try his skills at comedy with Phone Bhoot, and the young actor is excited.

]]> <![CDATA[ Rakul, Deepika's manager Karishma join NCB probe in drug case ]]> Fri, 25 Sep 2020 13:17:06 +0530

Mumbai, Sep 25 (IANS) A day after skipping the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB), Bollywood actor Rakul Preet Singh deposed before the drug law enforcement agency in a drug case related to the death of actor Sushant Singh Rajput.

]]> <![CDATA[ Sandalwood Drugs Case: ED gets 5-day custody of Ragini, Sanjjanaa ]]> Fri, 25 Sep 2020 13:16:46 +0530

Bengaluru, Sep 25 (IANS) The special NDPS court in Bengaluru has granted the Enforcement Directorate (ED) five days custody of the Kannada film stars -- Ragini Dwivedi and Sanjjanaa Galrani -- along with other accused who have been arrested in a drug related case.

]]> <![CDATA[ Jaan Kumar Sanu: Taking part in Bigg Boss to carve identity beyond Kumar Sanu's son ]]> Fri, 25 Sep 2020 13:16:24 +0530

Mumbai, Sep 25 (IANS) The first contestant for the reality show Bigg Boss 14 is Jaan Kumar Sanu, son of playback singer Kumar Sanu. On Thursday, Bollywood superstar and show host Salman Khan introduced Jaan while launching the season.

]]> <![CDATA[ Tamannaah opens up on her role in Telugu remake of 'Andhadhun' ]]> Fri, 25 Sep 2020 13:16:00 +0530

Mumbai, Sep 25 (IANS) Actress Tamannah Bhatia is excited to reprise the role of Tabu in the Telugu remake of the Hindi thriller, "Andhadhun".

]]> <![CDATA[ Indian OTT develops its star system ]]> Fri, 25 Sep 2020 12:15:24 +0530

New Delhi, Sep 25 (IANS) Just a few weeks, ago that filmmaker Shekhar Kapur shared that he was impressed with the amazing new acting talents that the OTT space has been introducing to the world. The audience is with him on this.

]]> <![CDATA[ Ayushmann Khurrana's father: Every time he won, I had tears of happiness ]]> Fri, 25 Sep 2020 12:14:29 +0530

Mumbai, Sep 25 (IANS) National Award-winning Bollywood star Ayushmann Khurrana was named in the Time magazine list of 100 Most Influential People this year, and the achievement makes Acharya P. Khurrana a proud father.

]]> <![CDATA[ WhatsApp clarifies after probe agencies retrieve chats (Ld) ]]> Fri, 25 Sep 2020 09:15:03 +0530

New Delhi, Sep 25 (IANS) The Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) cloned the mobile phones of Rhea Chakraborty and others, which gave them access to the WhatsApp chats of filmstars.

]]> <![CDATA[ Utopia: Gruesome pandemic drama (IANS Review; Rating: * * *) ]]> Fri, 25 Sep 2020 09:14:44 +0530

Utopia (series streaming on Amazon Prime); Cast: John Cusack, Rainn Wilson, Sasha Lane, Ashleigh LaThrop, Jessica Rothe, Dan Byrd, Desmin Borges, Christopher Denham; Created by: Gillian Flynn; Rating: * * * (three stars)

]]> <![CDATA[ At 'Bigg Boss 14' launch, Salman reveals lockdown was his longest break in 30 years ]]> Thu, 24 Sep 2020 21:34:04 +0530

Mumbai, Sep 24 (IANS) Bollywood superstar Salman Khan returns as host of the reality show Bigg Boss on October 3. On Thursday, Salman announced season 14 at a virtual launch event. At the event, the actor mentioned he has never taken such a long break from work in the last 30 years as he had to during lockdown. He also mentioned he would not mind taking a salary cut this year, and introduced the first contestant of the season.


]]> <![CDATA[ HC to take up Rhea, Showik's bail plea on Tuesday ]]> Thu, 24 Sep 2020 21:31:23 +0530

Mumbai, Sep 24 (IANS) Justice S. V. Kotwal of the Bombay High Court adjourned the bail pleas by Bollywood actress Rhea Chakraborty and her brother Showik in a narcotics case for hearing on Sep. 29 next week (Tuesday), their lawyer said here on Thursday.


]]> <![CDATA[ Deepika, Sara, Shraddha to face NCB on Saturday in drugs case (2nd Ld) ]]> Thu, 24 Sep 2020 21:28:55 +0530

Mumbai, Sep 24 (IANS) Bollywood actor Deepika Padukone, Sara Ali Khan and Shraddha Kapoor, who were issued summons by the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) to join the probe into a drugs case, will join the investigation on Saturday, officials said on Thursday.

]]> <![CDATA[ Taapsee Pannu recalls her stint as a stand-up comedian ]]> Thu, 24 Sep 2020 21:28:01 +0530

Mumbai, Sep 24 (IANS) Actress Taapsee Pannu has shared what was going on in her mind before she tried stand-up comedy last year.

]]> <![CDATA[ Tiger Shroff flaunts washboard abs in new shirtless pic ]]> Thu, 24 Sep 2020 21:27:47 +0530

Mumbai, Sep 24 (IANS) Action star and fitness enthusiast Tiger Shroff flaunts his well-chiselled body in his latest social media post.

]]> <![CDATA[ When Tom Hanks felt like a 'total failure' ]]> Thu, 24 Sep 2020 21:27:32 +0530

Los Angeles, Sep 24 (IANS) Hollywood star Tom Hanks has shared that there was a time when he felt like a total failure. He experienced this low phase in his personal life.

]]> <![CDATA[ Why Chandan Roy Sanyal enjoyed dubbing for 'Woh Teen Din' ]]> Thu, 24 Sep 2020 21:27:21 +0530

Mumbai, Sep 24 (IANS) Actor Chandan Roy Sanyal says dubbing for Woh Teen Din was like reliving the experience of shooting for the upcoming film.

]]> <![CDATA[ Chats that spelled trouble for Deepika, Shraddha in drugs case probed by NCB ]]> Thu, 24 Sep 2020 21:26:56 +0530

Mumbai, Sep 24 (IANS) The alleged chat of Bollywood actor Deepika Padukone with her then manager Karishma Prakash in October 2017 was the main reason behind the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) to summon her in a drugs-related case that emerged out during the probe of actor Sushant Singh Rajput death case.

]]> <![CDATA[ Telugu star Varun Konidela tries cooking, sister says it's 'nice' ]]> Thu, 24 Sep 2020 21:25:39 +0530

Hyderabad, Sep 24 (IANS) Telugu star Varun Tej Konidela tried his hands at cooking, and his sister Niharika Konidela likes what he made!

]]> <![CDATA[ Akshay Kumar takes break from 'Bellbottom' shoot, visits Gurudwara in UK ]]> Thu, 24 Sep 2020 21:25:24 +0530

London, Sep 24 (IANS) Superstar Akshay Kumar on Thursday took out time from his busy outdoor schedule in the UK, to seek blessings at a Gurudwara in the country.

]]> <![CDATA[ Veteran singer SP Balasubrahmanyam critical ]]> Thu, 24 Sep 2020 21:25:04 +0530

Chennai, Sep 24 (IANS) Veteran singer SP Balasubrahmanyam is in a critical state after his health condition deteriorated on Thursday, a statement issued by MGM hospital, where he is admitted, said. Balasubrahmanyam has been hospitalised since August, after testing Covid positive.

]]> <![CDATA[ Film on Akshardham temple terror attack in pipeline ]]> Thu, 24 Sep 2020 21:23:37 +0530

Mumbai, Sep 24 (IANS) A film revolving around the terror attack on the Akshardham temple in Gujarat is in the works.

]]> <![CDATA[ Shekhar Suman demands focus on Sushant's death rather than B'wood-drug nexus ]]> Thu, 24 Sep 2020 21:23:15 +0530 Mumbai, Sep 24 (IANS) Actor Shekhar Suman seems disappointed with the way investigation into the death of actor Sushant Singh Rajput seems to have slowed down. He feels the focus of the probe has been diverted to the alleged drug links of Bollywood. ]]> <![CDATA[ NCB must probe BJP-Bollywood-Sandalwood drugs nexus: Maha Cong ]]> Thu, 24 Sep 2020 19:32:06 +0530

Mumbai, Sep 24 (IANS) The Maharashtra Congress on Thursday demanded to know why the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) is not probing Bharatiya Janata Party-Bollywood-Sandalwood and other sympathisers or actress Kangana Ranaut who has openly admitted to taking drugs.


]]> <![CDATA[ Diljit Dosanjh's retort to user who trolled him for protesting against farm Bills ]]> Thu, 24 Sep 2020 19:29:25 +0530

New Delhi, Sep 24 (IANS) Punjabi actor-singer Diljit Dosanjh has been seen supporting farmers in their protest against the farm Bills ever since these were promulgated as ordinances in June. With several farmer organisations announcing a nationwide shutdown on September 25, Diljit extended his support to farmers over the decision on Thursday.New Delhi, Sep 24 (IANS) Punjabi actor-singer Diljit Dosanjh has been seen supporting farmers in their protest against the farm Bills ever since these were promulgated as ordinances in June. With several farmer organisations announcing a nationwide shutdown on September 25, Diljit extended his support to farmers over the decision on Thursday.


]]> <![CDATA[ We want Anurag Kashyap to be arrested: Payel Ghosh's lawyer ]]> Thu, 24 Sep 2020 19:26:49 +0530

Mumbai, Sep 24 (IANS) Advocate Nitin Satpute, lawyer of actress Payal Ghosh, says as the next legal step filmmaker Anurag Kashyap should be arrested for sexual misconduct with his client.

]]> <![CDATA[ Randhir Kapoor: I wanted Rishi Kapoor to direct more movies ]]> Thu, 24 Sep 2020 19:18:34 +0530

Mumbai, Sep 24 (IANS) Veteran actor Randhir Kapoor says he loved the 1999 film Aa Ab Laut Chalen, helmed by his late brother and actor Rishi Kapoor. Randhir added that he wanted his brother to direct more films.

]]> <![CDATA[ Amitabh Bachchan trolled for promoting short film named 'Doobie' ]]> Thu, 24 Sep 2020 19:16:06 +0530

Mumbai, Sep 24 (IANS) Amitabh Bachchan got trolled on Facebook on Thursday after promoting a short film titled Doobie. Netizens felt the veteran actor should rather speak up on the alleged drug links of Bollywood, currently being investigated by the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB).

]]> <![CDATA[ Saqib Saleem to Mohinder Amarnath: I grew up idolising you ]]> Thu, 24 Sep 2020 19:14:51 +0530

Mumbai, Sep 24 (IANS) On the 74th birthday of Mohinder Amarnath, actor Saqib Saleem has penned an emotional note stating how he grew up idolising the iconic World Cup-winning cricketer.

]]> <![CDATA[ Saiee Manjrekar signs Mahesh Babu-produced bilingual 'Major' ]]> Thu, 24 Sep 2020 19:14:13 +0530

Mumbai, Sep 24 (IANS) Actress Saiee Manjrekar has signed her second film after Dabangg 3. She will be seen in the Mahesh Babu-produced bilingual, Major, starring Adivi Sesh.

]]> <![CDATA[ Kannada film actor Rockline Sudhakar passes away ]]> Thu, 24 Sep 2020 19:12:01 +0530

Bengaluru, Sep 24 (IANS) Veteran Kannada film actor Rockline Sudhakar (64), who was known for his comic and negative roles, died of cardiac arrest on Thursday, an official said.

]]> <![CDATA[ Deepika to face NCB on Friday in drugs case (Ld) ]]> Thu, 24 Sep 2020 19:11:14 +0530

Mumbai, Sep 24 (IANS) Bollywood actor Deepika Padukone, who was issued a summon by the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) to join the probe into a drugs case, will join the investigation on Friday.

]]> <![CDATA[ Gigi Hadid, Zayn Malik blessed with baby girl ]]> Thu, 24 Sep 2020 16:36:06 +0530

Los Angeles, Sep 24 (IANS) Supermodel Gigi Hadid and former One Direction singer Zayn Malik have welcomed their first child. Pop superstar Zayn tweeted to confirm the birth of their baby girl on Thursday.

]]> <![CDATA[ Bigg Boss 14: 'Uttaran' star Tinaa Dattaa denies a contestant ]]> Thu, 24 Sep 2020 16:35:11 +0530

Mumbai, Sep 24 (IANS) Television actress Tinaa Dattaa has denied rumours suggesting that she is set to be a contestants on Bigg Boss season 14.

]]> <![CDATA[ Kangana takes a dig at Maha govt after Bhiwandi building collapse ]]> Thu, 24 Sep 2020 16:33:55 +0530

Mumbai, Sep 24 (IANS) Bollywood actress Kangana Ranaut has taken a dig at the Shiv Sena government in Maharashtra by comparing the death toll at the Bhiwandi building collapse with the Pulwama terror attack.


]]> <![CDATA[ NCB grills Khambatta for 4 hrs, sets Rakul's date for Friday (2nd Ld) ]]> Thu, 24 Sep 2020 16:31:56 +0530

Mumbai, Sep 24 (IANS) Fashion designer Simone Khambatta was questioned by the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) for over four hours on Thursday in the drugs angle related to Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput's death case.

]]> <![CDATA[ NCB to quiz Showik Chakraborty in Taloja jail ]]> Thu, 24 Sep 2020 16:31:18 +0530

Mumbai, Sep 24 (IANS) A Special NDPS Court on Thursday allowed the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) to question Showik Chakraborty and Dipesh Sawant at the Taloja Central Jail in Raigad where they are lodged, officials said here on Thursday.


]]> <![CDATA[ Manav Kaul, Anand Tiwari test positive on set, Rampal home quarantined ]]> Thu, 24 Sep 2020 16:27:35 +0530

Mumbai, Sep 24 (IANS) Actors Manav Kaul and Anand Tiwari have tested Covid positive on the sets of upcoming courtroom drama, "Nail Polish". Shooting of the film has been temporarily halted and the cast and crew including lead actor Arjun Rampal will be tested again for the virus.

]]> <![CDATA[ Deepika cuts short Goa shoot; takes chartered flight to Mumbai ]]> Thu, 24 Sep 2020 16:26:31 +0530

Panaji, Sep 24 (IANS) Bollywood actress Deepika Padukone, who has been summoned by the NCB probing the narcotics angle connected with Sushant Singh Rajput's death, on Thursday left Goa for Mumbai.

]]> <![CDATA[ Ceremonial dressing in Anju Modi's couture collection ]]> Thu, 24 Sep 2020 13:29:24 +0530

New Delhi, Sep 24 (IANSlife) Designer Anju Modi's latest couture collection titled 'Sindoori' 'celebrates the beauty and complexities of a bride' and the ceremony of getting ready for the occasion. Beginning with Haldi and ending with Sindoor (vermilion), it is a tribute to the solemn occasion and marks the festivities in the run up to the nuptials. The collection was launched on Wednesday through a fashion film, streamed online on the final day of the digital India Couture Week, by the Fashion Design Council of India. Modi said the collection is inspired by the "unprecedented time" the world is facing today. Speaking about it, the couturier said: "This is an unprecedented kind of time which we all are facing and enduring. It has brought a whole new perspective and my inspiration comes from here. Very intimate weddings are happening (at present). So of course, the girls are in a state of anxiety. 'How will I look, what should look the best on me?' I suggest they opt for reds, the 'Sindoori' (vermilion) is my inspirational colour..."

]]> <![CDATA[ Asha Negi reveals why she opted for a digital detox ]]> Thu, 24 Sep 2020 13:14:39 +0530

Mumbai, Sep 24 (IANS) Television actress Asha Negi, who announced a few days ago on Instagram that she has decided to take a break from social media, says such steps once in a while help one stay sane.