Interview

There's hunger to do things that are different: Diana Penty

She will be seen in an action-packed avatar in "Parmanu: The Story of Pokhran", and will be revisiting the "Happy Bhag Jayegi" universe for the sequel. Actress Diana Penty says she wants to explore different genres, but would refrain from doing anything "drastic".

Women don't have faith in legal system to come out in open: Actress Nimrat Kaur

Why are Bollywood actresses not naming and shaming their sexual assaulters and harassers as openly as their Hollywood counterparts? Actress Nimrat Kaur says before women are questioned about it, the legal system has to be "watertight" and give victims the support and confidence to be fearless.

Haven't become a star yet: Diljit Dosanjh

He is a singing sensation, a celebrated name in the Punjabi film industry and has won over Bollywood fans with his roles in films like "Udta Punjab" and "Phillauri". However, Diljit Dosanjh says he does not feel he has become a star yet.

Attitude towards married actresses should be changed: Sonam Kapoor

Actress Sonam Kapoor, caught amidst wedding rumours, says it is high time people change their attitude towards married actresses.

Only one generation be allowed to use reservation rights: Educationist Sonam Wangchuk

NEW DELHI: Ladakh-based education reformist and innovator Sonam Wangchuk believes that the rights given under the reservation policy should be curtailed after its benefits are used by one generation of a family. Accordingly, families in which one generation has benefited from the reservation policy should relinquish their right and not pass it on to their off-springs.

Surnames can never take you anywhere: Angad Bedi

I'm a very proud Bedi," says actor Angad Bedi -- son of former Indian cricket captain Bishan Singh Bedi -- who says having a certain surname alone can't take a person anywhere. It takes talent, hard work and luck in equal measure if one is to climb the ladder.

Still proud of 'Newton', says team after Oscar miss

Hindi film "Newton" has missed the bus for the Best Foreign Language Film category for the 90th Academy Awards. But its team is feeling far from defeated.

Influence of women in any field is good, says Farhan Akhtar

Actor-filmmaker-singer Farhan Akhtar hopes that actresses backing films as producers is not just a passing trend as he believes that women's influence, irrespective of the field, is good for everyone.

'Fukrey Returns' team overjoyed with film's response

The team of "Fukrey Returns", including actor Pulkit Samrat, Richa Chadha and director Mrighdeep Singh Lamba says they are happy with the film's box office response.

Hockey has less commercial moments: Sandeep Singh

Former Indian hockey captain Sandeep Singh feels in comparison to cricket, hockey has less commercial moments.

Hope audience gets Rawal Ratan Singh: Shahid Kapoor

Actor Shahid Kapoor, one of the three lead actors of controversial film "Padmavati", hopes the audience understands his part as Rawal Ratan Singh. He feels it's a character that would make people want to be "better" in today's time.

I've really not given Bollywood a thought: Manushi Chhillar

NEW DELHI: Her dance performance on "Nagada sang dhol" song during Miss World 2017 pageants made many of her co-contestants think that she is a "Bollywood actress", but Manushi Chhillar is not eyeing Bollywood as of now. She wants to complete her medical education after her tenure as Miss World gets over.

Showbiz going through moment of reckoning: Supermodel Padma Lakshmi

NEW DELHI: Charges of sexual harassment is what links Hollywood biggies Ben Affleck, Brett Ratner, Charlie Sheen, Dustin Hoffman, Harvey Weinstein, James Toback and Kevin Spacey these days. Indian-born supermodel Padma Lakshmi hopes things will change after several women have opened up, but says only "time will tell".

Sardar's experience helped Indian defence: Hockey skipper Manpreet

Manpreet Singh, who led India to the Hockey Asia Cup title after a decade, is all praise for former skipper Sardar Singh, saying the veteran midfielder's presence in defence in the prestigious tournament was a boost for the backline.

I was rejected as not fit for TV: Smriti Irani

Information and Broadcasting Minister Smriti Irani says producer Ekta Kapoor chose her to lead the cast of "Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi" even though her team had rejected her as "not fit" for television.

Tough to remain 'headstrong' in filmdom: Kangana Ranaut

NEW DELHI: Actress Kangana Ranaut, known to speak her mind despite the reactions her words elicit, says it is difficult to remain "headstrong" in Bollywood as there are always people who try to make one "feel insignificant". But she continues to fight it.

Acting in 'Hotel Mumbai' was harrowing: Dev Patel

Actor Dev Patel says acting in "Hotel Mumbai" was "harrowing experience" and an eye-opener in realising the travails of the victims of the 2008 terrorist attack on the Taj Mahal Palace Hotel.

Yet to find definition of being A-list: Taapsee Pannu

 Actress Taapsee Pannu, who has made her mark with films like "Pink", "Naam Shabana" and "Judwaa 2", says she is yet to crack the code of being an "A-list" in the Hindi film industry.

Media obsessed with link-up rumours: Jacqueline Fernandez

Actress Jacqueline Fernandez, who was romantically linked to her "A Gentleman..." co-star Sidharth Malhotra, is unfazed by link-up rumours and says media is obsessed with it.

Won't just be an administrator, says Anupam Kher

MUMBAI: Anupam Kher, the newly appointed Chairman of the Pune-based Film and Television Institute (FTII), says he will work towards sharing his experience with students rather than setting agendas as an administrator.

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