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June 23, 2008
'Akshay charges a ransom'
After giving hits like No Entry and Welcome, Anees Bazme is all set to rock the world with his upcoming comedy, Singh is Kinng, starring Akshay Kumar, Katrina Kaif, Sonu Sood, Om Puri and Neha Dhupia.

June 19, 2008
Meet the first woman to win Rs 1 crore in Paanchvi Pass
Pragjyoti Samal, a 24-year-old computer engineer from Bhubaneshwar, Orissa is the first person to win Rs 5 crore on the Shah Rukh Khan-helmed television show Kya Aap Paanchvi Pass Se Tez Hain?

June 18, 2008
Another Rajnikanth in the making?
A Canadian newspaper called him the 'Tom Cruise of India'. That could be pushing it, since Tamil movie star Silambarasan, 24 -- 'Simbu', as he is more popularly known has very little marquee value outside of his native Tamil Nadu. But within that state, he is hailed, at least by his fans, as heir presumptive to the mantle of superstar Rajnikanth.

'I just loved myself as the Chudail'
Achint Kaur, who made a mark on television playing negative characters, plays a witch in NDTV Imagine's fantasy story, Raajkumar Aaryyan.

'It would look stupid if we showed Ajay Devgan in college'
Anil Devgan on his forthcoming movie Haal-E-Dil, on his past mistakes and his new found actors.

June 17, 2008
'I play myself in Umeed '
Jay Bhanushali, who was a big hit with female fans for his cute smile, will be killed in the show very soon. He makes a guest appearance in Ek Packet Umeed tonight.

' Haal-E-Dil is a love story with a twist'
Meet Nakuul Mehta, who makes his acting debut in Kumar Mangat's film Haal-E-Dil opposite Mangat's daughter, Amita and another newcomer, Shekhar Suman's son, Adhyayan.

June 13, 2008
From Lord Krishna to the villain in Sarkar Raj !
Did you know that the villain Somji in Sarkar Raj is Krishna in Saarthi [the popular daily show on Star Plus]? Surprised? Well, that's Rajesh Shringarpure for you.

A perfect Father's Day gift
For everyone, who has had unresolved issues with their fathers, Indian-German filmmaker Anand Tucker has a perfect Father's Day gift, albeit an emotionally charged one. His new film When Did You Last See Your Father? is a blessing of a film -- a heart wrenching tale about a man coping with his father's terminal illness, while coming to terms with his difficult teenage and adult years, aggravated by an overbearing parent.

'I have never won an award in my life'
He does not have the flamboyance of Karan Johar. Yet, Priyadarshan is Bollywood's top director, whose last five films have made a good Rs 150 crores in theatrical release only. The director is back with his new film, Mere Baap Pehle Aap.

June 12, 2008
'I love scaring people'
M Night Shyamalan's unique cinematic vision. On the eve of the release -- on a Friday the 13th, naturally enough -- of The Happening, Night speaks about scaring people while finding a voice.

June 11, 2008
When SRK made Night emotional
His films are loved and hated in equal measure -- but since he broke out with the 1999 blockbuster The Sixth Sense, Hollywood has been unable to ignore M Night Shyamalan's unique cinematic vision. On the eve of the release -- on a Friday the 13th, naturally enough -- of The Happening, Night speaks about scaring people while finding a voice.

'I never thought I would host a show'
Bhojpuri star Ravi Kissen made his first television appearance with Sony Entertainment Television's Bigg Boss. Now, he is back in Zee TV's reality show, Ek Se Badhkar Ek Jalwe Sitaron Ke.

June 10, 2008
When Shyamalan became 'Night'
His films are loved and hated in equal measure -- but since he broke out withthe 1999 blockbuster The Sixth Sense, Hollywood has been unable to ignore M Night Shyamalan's unique cinematic vision. On the eve of the release -- on a Friday the 13th, naturally enough -- of The Happening, Night speaks about scaring people while finding a voice.

June 09, 2008
'I got this very scary idea for a movie, and that's The Happening '
His films are loved and hated in equal measure -- but since he broke out with the 1999 blockbuster The Sixth Sense, Hollywood has been unable to ignore M Night Shyamalan's unique cinematic vision. On the eve of the release -- on a Friday the 13th, naturally enough -- of The Happening, Night speaks about scaring people while finding a voice.

June 05, 2008
'I hope audiences will like Love Story 2050 '
One of the most awaited films of the year, Love Story 2050, will release on July 4. Having spent around 12 million on this science-fiction, Harry Baweja, the director, shares his experience about making Love Story 2050 possible and much more.

June 04, 2008
Making the cut at an American TV show
To make the cut for the nationally televised Jeopardy! Collegiate Championship is no small feat. Suchita Shah reflects on her 15 minutes of fame.

'Preity is extremely moody'
The critically acclaimed Maine Gandhi Ko Nahin Mara remains one of those many landmark films is his career. Keeping the audiences psyche in mind, winner of several national and international awards, Assamese filmmaker Jahnu Barua is gearing up for his next directorial venture- Har Pall.

June 03, 2008
The Bachchans: A united front
As part of their Sarkar Raj promotions, Amitabh, Abhishek and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan arrived in Delhi on Monday along with director Ram Gopal Varma. Here are some excerpts from their media interaction.

May 29, 2008
Kamal Amrohi's grandson makes his debut
In conversation with Mashoor Kamal Amrohi, who is making his debut as an actor, director, writer and choreographer with Hum Sey Hain Jahan.

May 27, 2008
The man who made Aamir Khan a star
Mansoor has directed only four films in the last 20 years -- Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak, Jo Jeeta Woh Sikandar, Akele Hum Akele Tum and Josh. After that, he disappeared from the film industry, and settled down to a life of farming in Coonoor, Tamil Nadu.

Coming soon: Shekhar Suman's kid on the big screen!
Shekhar Suman's son, Adhyayan Suman talks about his Bollywood debut and his next film Raaz The Mystery Continues (sequel to Raaz) opposite Kangana Ranaut and Emran Hashmi.

May 26, 2008
'Hindi movies often do not capture the beauty of India'
Tarsem Singh Dhandwar, maker of The Cell, speaks about his labour of love, The Fall, which took 16 long years to make. The film is a fantasy and a story-within-a-story where we meet with an assorted mix of characters, including Alexander the Great, and Charles Darwin and his monkey in search of an elusive butterfly.

May 22, 2008
'Aamir is not difficult to work with'
Abbas is a completely new team for me. He has written the lyrics too. So working with him was a little strange in the beginnig. we we got used to each other. When the music was done Aamir was happy and appreacited us. He said that the two of us made a good team.

What after Bheja Fry ? Bheja Fry 2 & 3, of course
Bheja Fry director Sagar Ballary spoke to Nithya Ramani about the past, present, and the future.

May 14, 2008
'My film shows sexual conflicts'
You don't require a Godfather to make it in the Hindi film industry, and first-time director Sudipto Chattopadhyay seems to be all out to prove it. Chattopadhyay managed to find a producer in Sanjay Gupta, and rope in Bipasha Basu in his film, Pankh.

'My daal-chawal is art house world cinema'
Rahul Bose talks about his latest film Before the Rains with Santosh Sivan. Bose plays the role of TK Neelan, an educated man in Kerala, who is torn between his two loyalties -- to his village, his roots, and also to his British boss who plans on building a road that would benefit his business. TK is the soul of Before the Rains, and Bose's performance is quiet and heart wrenching.

May 13, 2008
From Jassi to Naya Roop Nayi Zindagi
Mona Singh who created waves with Jassi Jisse Koi Nahi and Jhalak Dikhla Jaa is back to host Naya Roop Nayi Zindagi, a new reality show on Sony Television.

May 12, 2008
Jaspinder Narula on winning Dhoom Macha De
Jaspinder Narula overcame stiff competition from the other 10 singing superstars to walk away with the title as India's Best Live Performer after she won NDTV Imagine's Dhoom Macha De show on Friday.

May 08, 2008
The man who made Amitabh disappear
Animation is becoming an important part of the movies these days. From Hum Tum, Hanuman Returns and Taare Zameen Par to the upcoming Roadside Romeo, these films have varying lengths of animation. Bhoothnath, releasing this Friday, has its share too -- 30 minutes of it!

'Bipasha Basu is my conscience'
This year Bollywood will see an army of new talent and Maradona Rebello is one of the new faces that you will see in Sudipto Chattopadhyay's Pankh. This 22-year old, happy go lucky and friendly model turned actor talks about his first film and much more.

May 07, 2008
'There are only 15 saleable heroes'
Filmmaker Sanjay Gupta on his latest venture unusually titled Woodstock Villa starring newcomer Sikander Kher and Neha Uberoi, and more.

May 05, 2008
Arnab Chakraborty, on winning K For Kishore
The reality music show K for Kishore on Sony Entertainment Televison saw Arnab Chakraborty as its winner. He won the cash prize of Rs. 15 Lakhs and a contract from Sony TV to cut a solo album for HMV Saregama music.

April 30, 2008
Making movies with Mani Ratnam
It's not everyday one gets to have a long chat with Mani Ratnam. But when one does, it's always interesting. The director discussed his movies and much more with Maria Giovanna.

April 24, 2008
Bottom-less & smoking pot in Harold & Kumar 2
As an Indian American actor in Hollywood, Kal Penn has played very diverse roles from coping with the angst of being a brown-skinned kid who has to deal with the burden of his name and heritage in Mira Nair's The Namesake, to a slacker sitting on a toilet with a case of bad stomach in his latest Harold and Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay.

April 22, 2008
'I am being paid very well for Waar Parriwar '
After judging a reality dance show, Urmila Matondkar will host a reality music show, called Waar Parriwar. The show will replace Ambar Dhara. Waar Parriwar will have families competing with each other. Two members from India's first singing family, Usha and Hridaynath Mangeshkar, will be the resident gurus, who will train the participants. One of the judges will be music composer Ismail Darbar and his wife Ayesha.

April 21, 2008
From Ashes to Uma Thurman
Actor Ajay Naidu completed his first production Ashes which he also directed. You hear him on the audio of the much acclaimed and bestselling Jhumpa Lahiri's collection of stories, Unaccustomed Earth

April 16, 2008
Sachin's Marathi Satte Pe Satta !
After his megahit Marathi film two years ago, Navra Maza Navsacha, Sachin is ready with another upcoming Marathi blockbuster, Amhi Satpute starring Supriya and Ashok Saraf.

'If viewers don't like Jannat , I'll stop making films'
After being an assistant director, Kunal Deshmukh is all set to direct his own film. He talks about his journey to Bollywood, Jannat and many more.

April 11, 2008
Why OSO worked, and Jodhaa Akbar didn't
Understanding the movie business -- why some films work and others don't -- is tough, almost impossible. For example, why did Jodhaa Akbar, which boasted of a brilliant Hrithik Roshan and gorgeous Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, not become a big hit? Did Shah Rukh Khan's aggressive publicity help make Om Shanti Om a blockbuster? Trade analyst and editor of trade magazines, Film Information and The Film Street, Komal Nahta tries to explain.

April 09, 2008
Meet Kasamh Se 's new Bani
The long hunt for Kasamh Se's Bani is finally over. Taking over the role made popular by Prachi Desai in Ekta Kapoor's popular soap, is Gurdeep Kohli. This also marks a return to acting for the actress, famous for her work in soaps like Sanjeevani and Sindoor. Gurdeep has been keeping a low profile after her wedding. She was last seen as a host for the breakfast show, Good Morning Zindagi, on 9X and a cameo in the afternoon serial Bhabhi.

' Krazzy 4 is of the dogs!'
Suresh Menon, more popular on small screen, is known for his funny one-liners and dressing sense while taking an interview. He is seen on TV mostly with Sajid Khan, who now has ventured into direction. We spoke to the actor about himself and his movie Krazzy 4.

April 07, 2008
'I am a reality show junkie'
Choreographer-director Farah Khan will judge a television reality show Joh Jeeta Woh Hi Superstar on Star Plus along with music composers, Vishal and Shekar.

April 04, 2008
Aamir's brother to direct
Aamir Khan's brother, Faisal Khan, is all set to make his directorial debut with Pyar Se Kyun Dartha Hai Dil. Not many know that Faisal had assisted his father, Tahir Hussain, in Tum Mere Ho and his uncle Mansoor Khan in Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak and Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikander. He has also acted in films like Mela and Madosh, which unfortunately, bombed.

'I am still a part of Kyunki'
Gautami Kapoor, on the latest developments going on, on the sets of Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi.

April 03, 2008
' Kyunki is irreplaceable in my life'
Smriti Irani had made a much-publicised exit from Star Plus' hit show, Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi. But less than a year later, she's back on the show!

' Bigg Boss made me famous'
In conversation with the star most famous for her role as Monisha in Sarabhai vs Sarabhai on Star One; her part in Big Boss and roles in soaps like Sanjivani, Kahani Ghar Ghar Ki and Kavyanjali.

Smriti Irani returns to Kyunki Saas...
'It is very difficult for an actor to replace another actor, who has already created an image. Gautami is a brilliant actress and she has done a superb job for almost a year. You will see a twist in the story, which will justify both Smriti and Gautami being in the show. Who knows, maybe next month I will come out with big announcement for Gautami,' says Ekta Kapoor.

April 01, 2008
Five TV shows and counting!
After the success of the popular comedy show Sarabhai vs Sarabhai and Kichidi Actor-producer J D Majethia is one happy man. Now he has five shows on television -- Baa Bahu Aur Baby on Star Plus, Ek Packet Umeed and Jayantilal Joshi Ki Joint Family on NDTV Imagine, Remote control on 9X and Chaldi Da Naam Gaddi on Zee TV-- all produced by Hats Off Productions.

March 18, 2008
Looking at Ronit Roy's Jalwa
The Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi actor will lead a team of white-collar workers in a new dance show, Yeh Hai Jalwa.

March 17, 2008
'We added more glamour, action and item songs in Race '
Director brothers Abbas and Mustan Burmawalla are back with what they love most -- thrillers! Their new film, Race, starring Saif Ali Khan, Akshay Khanna, Anil Kapoor, Bipasha Basu, Katrina Kaif and Seema Reddy, looks like a slick suspense film about two brothers trying to outsmart each other.

March 14, 2008
'I cannot sacrifice my life for others'
Megha Gupta never planned on being an actress. However, fate had other plans for the lead actress of NDTV Imagine's Main Teri Parchhain Hoon.

March 11, 2008
'You will see a different Sharad on Rock N Roll '
Sharad Kelkar, the star of the serial Saath Phere on Zee TV, talks about his role in the new reality show, Rock n Roll, and rubbing shoulders with first time judges Ajay Devgan, Kajol and Tanuja.

March 06, 2008
'I thought Kisna will be a big hit'
The filmmaker, whose latest film, Black & White hits the marquee on Friday was in a philosophical mood as he recounted the debacle of Kisna, and why Bollywood needs writers more than ever.

March 05, 2008
'I'm a survivor, a fighter'
Anil Kapoor talks about his new releases and what keeps him going.

'You cannot put colour in a film like Black & White '
Subhash Ghai talks about his new film, which releases this week.

March 04, 2008
'Newcomers are willing to give 100 per cent'
Balaji Telefilms producer, Ekta Kapoor is confident her new serial will do well.

February 13, 2008
'Filmmaking is not for the faint-hearted'
Jodhaa Akbar co-producer Ronnie Screwala speaks to Arthur J Pais about the film.

February 07, 2008
'I didn't have a choice but to go to court against Ekta Kapoor'
'Ekta Kapoor has already sent an SMS saying: 'We will see to it by next year you will be nowhere.''

'Emperor Akbar was Jodha's father-in-law'
Lokendra Singh Kalvi talks about the distortion of history in Jodhaa Akbar.

January 31, 2008
'2007 had perhaps the best work of my life'
Shah Rukh Khan, in an uncensored and extensive interview.

January 25, 2008
'The Malayalam superstars are highly insecure'
Malayalam actor Thilakan talks about the controversies that surround his life.

January 22, 2008
Samit Basu, weaving fantasies galore
A tete-a-tete with 23-year old novelist of the Gameworld trilogy.

January 21, 2008
'I did not bother about winning or losing'
Varun Badola talks about his Jhoom India experience.

January 18, 2008
'If politics is in my destiny, I will accept it'
Rajnikanth talks about politics, cinema and more.

Sachin Tyagi wins Jhoom India
The winner of Sahara One's reality music show talks about himself and his experiences.

January 17, 2008
'Ekta Kapoor is worried for Kasamh Se '
Prachi Desai talks about her Bollywood plans, and quitting Kasamh Se.

January 16, 2008
'Obviously, I am very happy'
Salman Khan's father, Salim Khan's on his son's wax statue.

'I am being penalised for doing good work'
Arshad Warsi on his latest release, Sunday.

January 10, 2008
'Imagine SRK offering you a film to direct!'
E Niwas can't believe his luck, as he talks about his new film, My Name IS Anthony Gonsalves.

January 04, 2008
'Ajay Devgan will become a valued character actor'
Rajkumar Santoshi talks about his new films with the actor.

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