Mumbai, May 16 : What scares Ranbir Kapoor most? Spiders and cockroaches, reveals his ex-flame and co-star Deepika Padukone asserting that she is saying it from experience.
"Experience! He gets scared of a spider," said Deepika.
Toronto, May 16 : After adapting Salman Rushdie's "Midnight's Children" for the big screen, Indo-Canadian filmmaker Deepa Mehta is working on a script based on Shilpi Somaya Gowda's novel "Secret Daughter" about how two families are bound by an adoption.
Mehta is said to be busy penning the script for producers Jody Colero of Silent Joe Inc. and Hussain Amarshi of Mongrel Media, reports hollywoodreporter. com.
Mumbai, May 16 : The "whole culture" is one of surveillance, says US-based Indian filmmaker Mira Nair whose bangles recently set off a security alarm at the New York airport.
Nair, whose new film "The Reluctant Fundamentalist" talks about 9/11, said: "It was an invasive search".
Mumbai, May 16 : Bollywood veteran actor Naseeruddin Shah marvels at the US-based Indian filmmaker Mira Nair's positive attitude and her perseverance to "experiment" with different styles of filmmaking.
Mumbai, May 16 : With scores of photographers jostling and crowds craning to catch a glimpse of the Bollywood star, a visibly upset Sanjay Dutt left his Bandra home Thursday to return to prison to complete his sentence in the 1993 Mumbai blasts case.
A lot of big names from the film fraternity were there to show their support and solidarity towards 'Munnabhai', who has been convicted under the Arms Act for illegal possession of arms.
Chennai, May 16 : As Indian cinema completes 100 years of entertaining audiences worldwide, southern filmmakers list their dos for raising the bar higher and making the industry more competitive. Some changes listed by different members of the fraternity:
Film: "The Reluctant Fundamentalist"; Cast: Riz Ahmed, Shabana Azmi, Om Puri, Kate Hudson, Kiefer Sutherland, Liev Schreiber, Martin Donovan, Nelsan Ellis, Imaad Shah, Adil Hussain, Haluk Bilginer and Meesha Shafi; Director: Mira Nair; Rating: ** 1/2
New Delhi, May 16 : You must have seen a good dose of Hyderabadi culture in Sagar Sarhadi's "Bazaar", and now director Nitin Raghunath is set to bring the same flavour on the screen with his forthcoming movie "Mere Haule Dost".
Los Angeles, May 16 : Actress Britney Spears says her sons might want to build a career in showbiz, but nothing is planned so far.
Spears, 31, has two sons - Sean, seven, and Jayden, six - with ex-husband Kevin Federline, reports mirror. co. uk.
Mumbai, May 16 : Unlike her big sister Tanushree Dutta, Ishita decided to enter showbiz through television show "Ek Ghar Banaunga". The newcomer says that even though she makes her own decision, she considers herself lucky to have a guiding force in her elder sister.
"Everything that I do, I ask her for advice. She has been in the industry for a while and she is my elder sister," Ishita told IANS.
Mumbai, May 16 - Shunning the remake culture, producer Vashu Bhagnani is moving ahead with a fresh story in his new venture "Humshakal" and says that the Saif Ali Khan-Riteish Deshmukh starrer will go on the floors in August.
His last co-production "Himmatwala" was a remake, which failed to enthuse the box office.
Madrid, May 16 : Bobby Gillespie and Primal Scream are back with "More Light", a high-energy album that erases any doubts about the direction of the Scottish band's musical career.
"We wanted to do something that we had not done before," Gillespie said in an interview with EFE.
The band seems to have succeeded, with critics hailing "More Light", a fusion of different styles, as the band's best work in a decade.
Chennai, May 16 : The teaser of Suriya-starrer Tamil action-drama "Singam 2" will hit the web Thursday evening.
"We will release the teaser online today (Thursday) at 5 p. m. Initially, we had plans to have an official launch, but we scrapped the idea later," a source from the film's unit told IANS.
"Singam 2" is directed by Hari Gopalakrishnan, who had also helmed the superhit prequel "Singam", which also featured Suriya.
Los Angeles, May 16 : Singer Jennifer Lopez has not given up on her idea of having a fairytale love story and might walk down aisle again in future.
The 43-year-old has two children Emme and Maximilian with ex-husband Marc Anthony and is currently dating dancer Casper Smart.
Mumbai, May 15 : Ranbir Kapoor, who shook a leg with his childhood crush Madhuri Dixit in special song "Ghagra" in his forthcoming film "Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani", praises the diva for being a thorough professional.
The song has been choreographed by Farah Khan and Ranbir said "it was great to shoot with Madhuri".
Mumbai, May 15 : The Kashish Mumbai International Queer Film Festival is back with its fourth edition to encourage greater visibility of domestic and international queer cinema. It will screen as many as 132 movies.
The five-day event, starting May 22 at the Cinemax in Versova here, has a new theme "Towards Change" where forty countries, including Iran, Pakistan, Uganda and Serbia, will participate.
Mumbai, May 15 : Filmmaker Anurag Kashyap, who is directing "Ugly", has launched a digital poster giving a sneak peek into the psychological thriller.
Dramatic and suspenseful, the poster, unveiled on YouTube, captures mysterious elements like a cat crossing a dark lane, while a street shop's light is blinking away.
The filmmaker has also changed his Twitter handle to "UGLYAnurag".
New Delhi, May 15 : A pair of casual jeans, stylish cotton tees, sunglasses and hats are a must when you are travelling, says designer Rina Dhaka and adds that women should carry outfits and accessories according to the nature of destination.
Mumbai, May 15 : Pakistani actress Veena Mallik, who is currently busy with her Bollywood films, says that she plans to join politics and fulfil her father's dream.
She told IANS: "I have intentions to join politics, but right now I feel I am very immature. When I feel it's the right time, I shall join politics."
"My father always wanted me to be in Pakistan and join politics. I will certainty fulfil his dream as his daughter," she added.
Mumbai, May 15 : Playback Singer Kunal Ganjawala, known for his songs "Hum dum suniyo re" and "Bheege honth tere", says in a couple of years the concept of hiring one composer for a film would become a thing of the past.
Mumbai, May 15 : After watching the promos of daughter Sonam Kapoor's forthcoming film "Raanjhanaa", Anil Kapoor says people will like the "earthy love story" when it comes out June 21.
Produced by Anil and directed by Anand L. Rai, the romance saga revolves around a Hindu boy, played by southern star Dhanush who is making his Bollywood debut with the movie, and a Muslim girl (Sonam).
London, May 15 : Actor Matt Smith says he is a huge fan of actor-director Ryan Gosling.
"I admired his abdominals in 'Crazy Stupid Love'. Yes, he's a very handsome man, that's for sure," thesun. co. uk quoted Smith as saying.
"He's cool. He's bright. I'm a huge fan of his work as an actor. I think it's important to work with people you're inspired by - and I absolutely was when I met him," said Smith.
New Delhi, May 15 : Indo-Canadian actress Lisa Ray has teamed up with Satya Paul, the label known for its signature print saris, to launch a limited edition of 10 saris. The actress, who battled cancer, wants to share the message of "victory and love" through her collection and part of the sales will go to a cancer centre.
"Launching Lisa Ray for Satya Paul on May 23 in Canada. These saris tell a story... and they are 'maha' sexy and vibrant," tweeted Lisa.
Mumbai, May 15 : Filmmaker Prakash Jha's political drama "Satyagraha", said to be about the uprising of the middle-class against a corrupt system, is likely to have a quote from Mahatma Gandhi's autobiography as its prologue.
Chennai, May 15 - After Cannes, S. S Rajamouli's highly successful Telugu revenge-drama "Eega" has been selected to feature in the panorama section of upcoming 16th Shanghai International Film Festival.
The festival will start June 15 and end on June 23.