Interview

Fortunate to be offered variety in a short span: Ishaan Khatter

He is all of 22. But he has already worked with iconic Iranian filmmaker Majid Majidi in his maiden India-set movie "Beyond The Clouds". Now Ishaan Khatter is geared up for the release of his second big canvas entertainer "Dhadak". He says he is very fortunate to get offered variety so early in his career.

Can't experiment much in Punjabi films: Ammy Virk

Punjabi singer-actor Ammy Virk, who has featured in romantic-comedy films like "Nikka Zaildar 2" and "Sat Shri Akaal England", says it's tough for experimental movies in his language to create fireworks at the box office.

Loving my space in Bollywood: Ayushmann Khurrana

He rose to fame with "Vicky Donor" and then starred in endearing films like "Dum Laga Ke Haisha" and "Shubh Mangal Saavdhan", which entertained with a message. Actor Ayushmann Khurrana, who has carved a niche for himself in just six years in Hindi filmdom, says he is loving his space in Bollywood.

I make films to evoke, provoke: Anurag Kashyap

From "Black Friday" to "Gangs Of Wasseypur" to "Udta Punjab" to "Lust Stories", Anurag Kashyap wants to start a conversation on several social issues with his cinema. He says he makes films to evoke and provoke.

Sexual harassment at work place not being managed well in India: Huma Qureshi

NEW DELHI: Actress Huma Qureshi says people in India have a tendency to intimidate a woman when she opens up about sexual harassment, making her feel like an offender instead of a victim. She feels there is a need to create a safer and comfortable environment for women.

Bollywood has added a lot to my career: Guru Randhawa

 Guru Randhawa, who composed and sang for films like "Hindi Medium", "Tumhari Sulu", "Dil Juunglee", "Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety" and "Blackmail", and is gearing up for a nine-city tour followed by "Da-Bangg" tour in the US and Canada, says Bollywood has added a lot to his career as he feels on top of the world when people from all around the world dance to his tracks.

I am ageing backwards, says birthday girl Ekta Kapoor

Popular producer Ekta Kapoor turned 42 on Thursday and feels that she is ageing backwards.

I don't really know the truth about casting couch, says Nidhhi Agerwal

Munna Michael" actress Nidhhi Agerwal says she has never faced the casting couch, and doesn't know the truth behind its existence in the industry.

I was scared to show my original personality through TV: Salman Khan

When Bollywood superstar Salman Khan made his television debut with "Dus Ka Dum" back in 2008, he was scared to open up his real self in front of the audience. But as he is set to come face-to-face with the common man through a revamped version of the game show, he said he has come to terms with being who he is in front of the people.

I value every relationship in my life: Kareena Kapoor

 Actress Kareena Kapoor Khan says friends play an integral part in her life.

Plastic pollution needs to be curbed: UN Environment head

: Plastic pollution is one of the biggest environmental threats and countries need better waste management to cope with the sheer quantity of plastic rubbish that is fouling the waters and environment, says United Nations Environment head Erik Solheim.

I'm protective about my personal life: Sonam Kapoor

NEW DELHI:  Actress Sonam Kapoor, who is all set to tie the knot with her long-time Delhi-based businessman boyfriend Anand Ahuja, says she is an extremely private person and is very protective about her personal life.

Juggling different roles can be difficult: Yuvraj Singh

Maintaining a balance between your personal and professional life can be hard when you are constantly on the move, and cricketer Yuvraj Singh could not agree more. He says juggling between roles can be difficult at times and that it takes a dedicated team to ensure he is on track.

Not here to only give social messages: Rani Mukerji

In her over two-decade-long journey in Hindi film industry, actress Rani Mukerji has always followed her instincts to choose her roles. She says she not only wants to give out social messages with her movies, but also entertain the audience.

Nothing is predictable in music industry, says Pawni Pandey

Singer Pawni Pandey, who has recorded the song "Bewafa beauty" for Abhinay Deo's "Blackmail", says Bollywood's music industry is unpredictable.

Producing film is difficult task for Manoj Bajpayee

Actor Manoj Bajpayee, who is gearing up for the release of his first production "Missing", says that producing a film is a difficult task when you are also a lead actor in the movie.

Criticism has nothing to do with country, but society: Sunny Leone

Hate mails and criticism were part of what Sunny Leone faced much before she made the transition from an adult film star to Bollywood. She says the brickbats didn't come her way because she is in India, but due to the mindset of the society as a whole.

Actors need to be socially responsible: Boman Irani

 In a nation where Bollywood and cricket are the biggest entertainment avenues for the common man, actors carry the onus of being socially responsible, says Boman Irani, known for exhilarating performances in films like "Munna Bhai MBBS" and "3 Idiots", among others.

We were ready for criticism: Ahmed Khan on 'Ek Do Teen'

"Baaghi 2" director Ahmed Khan says the team was ready for criticism from the word go when they decided to recreate the chartbuster "Ek do teen" for their film.

Movies are great to get people's attention on a topic: Katrina

Actress Katrina Kaif believes movies can be effective in putting out a message that can bring about a change in society.

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