15 Results

  • Actors can't be role models for every issue: Kalki Koechlin

    Bollywood actress Kalki Koechlin, who is known for speaking her mind, says one of the drawbacks of being a popular face is that people expect you to take a stand on various social and political issues. She says people should realise that celebrities can't be expected to be role models and should only be appreciated for their craft. "The biggest drawback is the idea that people think that you always have an important comment on everything. For example, sometimes people will

    Interviews | May 20, 2017
  • Game of Thrones, Jacob Anderson, Pilou Asbaek

    'GoT' actors join cast of 'Overlord'

    Game of Thrones actors Jacob Anderson and Pilou Asbaek have joined the cast of Overlord, a World War II movie. Paramount Pictures and Bad Robot Productions announced the complete cast for Julius Avery's directorial.  Joining the previously announced casting of Jovan Adepo and Wyatt Russell, the film will also star Anderson, Dominic Applewhite, Asbaek, Iain de Caestecker, John Magaro, Mathilde Ollivier and Bokeem Woodbine, read a statement from Paramount Pictures. On the eve of D-Day, a group of American paratroopers are dropped

    Entertainment | May 18, 2017
  • Cabinet, nuclear reactors, power,  Prime Minister Narendra Modi,  Piyush Goyal

    Cabinet approves 10 nuclear reactors for power generation

    The Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved the setting up of 10 indigenous Pressurised Heavy Water Reactors (PHWRs) for nuclear power generation. "The cabinet has approved to install 10 indigenously built PWHRs," Union Minister Piyush Goyal said at a press conference after the Cabinet meeting presided over by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Goyal, who is Union Power and Coal Minister, said the new PWHRs will generate 7,000 MW power. At present India generates 6,780 MW from nuclear power. Goyal also said that nuclear reactors,

    Business | May 17, 2017
  • Ayushmann Khurrana, Sonakshi Sinha, Armaan Malik, Meri Pyaari Bindu

    It is about popularity: Ayushmann on singers-actors debate

    Actor Ayushmann Khurrana says since actors are more popular in India, they are often chosen to front concerts and shows instead of singers. Recently, Sonakshi Sinha got into a Twitter spat with singer Armaan Malik, who opposed the idea of actors singing and performing at shows and in films. It began when reports emerged that Sonakshi, would be the opening act at Justin Bieber's India gig, which was later denied by the actress. Ayushmann, who is both a singer and actor, says culturally

    Music | May 4, 2017
  • Judi Dench, Theatre greats, David Garrick, Sir Henry

    They're just not curious: Judi Dench slams young actors

    Veteran actress Judi Dench says she is not happy with the young lot of actors as they are not curious to know about the past theatre greats. The 82-year-old legend believes the new generation of performers lack respect for the work of their predecessors, reported Femalefirst. "What is so shocking is that young actors don't want to find out about the legacy that we've been left. They don't want to know about David Garrick and Sir Henry Irving and Peggy Ashcroft and Edith Evans,

    Hollywood | April 30, 2017
  • Priyanka Chopra, Playback, Singer, Actor, Domain

    There are two sides of the coin: Priyanka on actors doing playback

    Priyanka Chopra says she understands what the singers feel when they see an actor invading their domain, but at the same time the actress believes creativity cannot be restricted. The debate on actors turning singers began after reports of Sonakshi Sinha performing at Justin Bieber's India concert started doing the rounds. The actress, however, has denied the reports, but was slammed by people from the music industry like Kailash Kher, Armaan Malik and Sona Mohapatra. “I can see where it is coming from.

    Bollywood | April 27, 2017
  • Thor: Ragnarok, Kurt Russell, Cate Blanchett, Sylvester Stallone, Marvel Cinematic Universe

    There will be more iconic actors in Marvel movies: Kevin Feige

    After tapping actors like Kurt Russell, Cate Blanchett, Sylvester Stallone, Robert Redford and Glenn Close to join Marvel Cinematic Universe, the studio head Kevin Feige says he would add more iconic actors in future. Speaking to Fandango, Feige explained that there were several Hollywood's best names which came to his mind, reported Ace Showbiz. “There are a few names that are coming up, actually. I'll keep this spoiler-free, but be assured that there are more surprises of that caliber heading into our

    Hollywood | April 21, 2017
  • Railways, Food contractors, Catering, Hygienic food

    Railways get tough with food contractors violating norms

    Cracking down on errant caterers, railways have terminated a food contract and blacklisted 16 contractors besides collecting a fine of Rs.1.8 crore in 2,108 cases related to food complaints in the last one year. In its endeavour to provide quality and hygienic food to passengers, railways have developed and operationalised an institutionalised mechanism for monitoring of quality andn hygiene of catering services through regular inspections at various levels to address catering complaints. A centralised catering service monitoring cell (CSMC) has been operationalised

    Business | April 5, 2017
  • Playback singers can't be replaced by actors: Parineeti Chopra

    Bollywood actress Parineeti Chopra, who has lent her voice for a song in her upcoming film Meri Pyaari Bindu, says though actors are going behind the mic to sing more often, they cannot replace playback singers. "I think playback singers cannot be replaced. They are professional and technically trained. If we actors are passionate about singing, we can sing, but that does not mean we are here to replace them." "When we dance in a film, no one asks why we are

    Entertainment | April 4, 2017
  • Yash Tonk, Jaat Ki Jugni, Haryanvi, Language

    Yash Tonk takes 'gurudakshina' from co-actors

    Actor Yash Tonk, who will be seen in the TV show Jaat Ki Jugni, has been taking fees from his co-stars for conducting Haryanvi language training sessions on set. "It's fun to take 'gurudakshina' from co-actors for teaching them Haryanvi. So every other day, someone or the other is giving me a treat or the entire unit of Jaat Ki Jugni," Yash said in a statement. The fee is to do with food. An insider from the set of the Sony Entertainment Television

    Television | March 28, 2017


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