Interview

I'd rather do Rs 50-lakh film than a Rs 50-cr project: Nawazuddin

Punjab News Express
NEW DELHI : Whether it's bringing alive illustrious writer Saadat Hasan Manto on screen in "Manto" or a essaying a rustic sharpshooter in his most "besharam" film "Babumoshai Bandookbaaz", actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui's new projects are about exploring the unexplored.

Kriti is a special friend: Sushant Singh Rajput

By Subhash K. Jha 
MUMBAI :  Actor Sushant Singh Rajput says that he shares a very special bond with his "Raabta" co-star Kriti Sanon as he feels that she is very transparent and hard working.

TV has given me a following I never had: Suniel Shetty

Punjab News Express
MUMBAI : He has been in the Hindi film industry for a quarter of a century and has delivered some memorable films like "Mohra", "Hu Tu Tu", "Hera Pheri" and "Dhadkan". After such a long stint, actor Suniel Shetty now feels that it is the small screen that has given him a newer audience and a following.

IPL-10 helped me evolve as player: Manoj Tiwary

Punjab News Express
HYDERABAD : Middle-order batsman Manoj Tiwary has made the difference for the Rising Pune Supergiant (RPS) in the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL) and has proved to be more valuable than the base price of Rs. 50 lakhs that the team paid for him in the third round of the auctions.

It's racist, ignorant: Deepika Padukone on being called Priyanka

Punjab News Express
MUMBAI : Actress Deepika Padukone, who has been mistaken for Priyanka Chopra by the foreign media in the US multiple times, says it's racist and ignorant for people to assume that people with similar skin tones are the same.

Haven't played myself onscreen, but would love to: Huma Qureshi

Punjab News Express
NOIDA : She has portrayed various characters onscreen in films like "Gangs of Wasseypur", "Ek Thi Daayan", "Dedh Ishqiya" and "Jolly LLB 2", but actress Huma Qureshi says she is waiting for a film where the character she plays "resembles" her.

India must stop having problems with sex: Ekta Kapoor

Radhika Bhirani 
NEW DELHI: "Banana, strawberry... Do one thing, give a full fruit salad. And yes, chocolate... For dessert." This is not a woman buying groceries, but condoms in a scene from a web-series for Ekta Kapoor's newly launched digital app.

I'm still raw: Ranveer Singh

Durga Chakravarty 
NEW DELHI :  He won many-a-heart by showcasing his fresh and raw acting skills six years ago in "Band Baaja Baaraat". With over 10 films to his credit now, actor Ranveer Singh says he has evolved but believes that he is still raw.

I'm constantly introspective: Anushka Sharma

Punjab News Express
NEW DELHI : Actress Anushka Sharma says career growth is important for her, but she likes to be introspective in her pursuit of becoming a better human being.

No language barrier in singing: 'Indian Idol' Revanth

Punjab News Express
NEW DELHI : "Baahubali: The Beginning" fame singer L.V. Revanth does not know Hindi, but he sang a number of Hindi chartbusters to win the ninth season of reality TV show "Indian Idol". He says there are no language barriers in singing, and he now plans to make a mark for himself in Bollywood.

Need a block button for haters: Actor Sunny Leone

Punjab News Express
NEW DELHI : Becoming a target of social media trolls isn't new for Sunny Leone, who got drawn into a controversy earlier this month when filmmaker Ram Gopal Varma wrote a distasteful tweet about her on International Women's Day. But the actress has a smart way to tackle haters -- just block them.

I value privacy: Actor Anushka Sharma

Punjab News Express
NEW DELHI : Cricketer Virat Kohli shared a romantic Valentine's Day message with a photograph of Anushka Sharma, and then, on International Women's Day, he tagged her in a social media post. But the actress has always chosen to stay mum about their bond. She says she values privacy.

We're talking too much about nepotism: Alia Bhatt

By Nivedita
NEW DELHI:  Actress Alia Bhatt comes from a family of actors and filmmakers, but with her versatility and choice of films like "Highway", "Udta Punjab" and "Dear Zindagi", she has made her own mark in Bollywood. She feels people are unnecessarily talking "too much" about the existence of nepotism in the industry.

Relationships have no rules: Nandita Das

By Natalia Ningthoujam
NEW DELHI: Actress-director Nandita Das, who recently split from husband Subodh Maskara after being married for seven years, says relationships have no rules and are "very personal".

Toned body no substitute for good performance: Swara Bhaskar

By Radhika Bhirani
NEW DELHI: Far removed from the conventional Bollywood screen scorchers who have washboard abs and ooze oomph, talented actress Swara Bhaskar makes no bones about saying that getting toned arms continues to be one of the greatest challenges she faces as an actor. However, she maintains that a fit frame does not guarantee a good performance.

We all objectify things: Sunny Leone

Punjab News Express
MUMBAI: Adult film star-turned-actress Sunny Leone doesn't see "objectification" as a bad word, and says that everyone objectifies things and people to sell the product they wish to sell.

Lost faith in Indian judicial system: Neelam & Shekhar Krishnamoorthy

By Somrita Ghosh 
NEW DELHI: There can be no greater catastrophe for parents than losing their children. The pain is irreparable and the grief cannot be overcome, yet it is the zest to seek justice that is keeping Neelam and Shekhar Krishnamoorthy alive, a book written by the couple says.

Confident of SC relief, will sweep Punjab: Kejriwal

Punjab News Express/IANS 
NEW DELHI: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Friday said he was confident the Supreme Court will overturn a high court ruling giving primacy to the Lt. Governor in administrative affairs.

No one has right to stop film after certification: Censor board chief

Punjab News Express/Subhash K Jha
MUMBAI: The chairperson of the Central Board Of Film Certification (CBFC) says no one has a right to stop a film from being shown after it has been given a certification.

Hollywood looking at Indian talent with keen eye: Irrfan Khan

By Sugandha Rawal
SINGAPORE: Be it Anupam Kher, Ali Fazal, Priyanka Chopra or Deepika Padukone, the common thread tying these Bollywood actors together are their global forays. Irrfan Khan, who has also worked with some of the biggest names abroad, says people from Hollywood are now on a constant lookout for Indian talent.

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