Mumbai, May 25 : Slow and steady seems to be the course of Bollywood actress Katrina Kaif's younger sister Isabel's career. She has been signed to play the second lead opposite British Indian actor Kunal Nayyar in French director Jean-Francois Pouliot's "Dr. Cabbie".
The film, co-produced by Salman Khan, features Vinay Virmani, who played one of the title roles in Bejoy Nambiar's undervalued "David".
Mumbai, May 25 : Actor Mahaakshay Chakraborty, who has shared screen space with his father, veteran actor Mithun Chakraborty in his forthcoming film "Enemmy", says it was a "nerve-wracking" experience for him.
Directed by Ashu Trikha, "Enemmy" is a cop action drama, which features Mithun and actor Suneil Shetty in lead roles, while Mahaakshay plays a CID officer in the film.
Mumbai, May 25 : The sequel to controversial Bollywood drama film "Dunno Y... Na Jaane Kyun", which released in 2010, will be light, breezy and romantic, unlike the original.
The sequel is directed by Tonje Gjevon, a Norwegian.
Mumbai, May 25 : Director Dharam Verma, who directed popular show "Lapataganj", is happy that the show is coming back with its second season. He says the new season promises a lot.
"Lapataganj" is the story of the people residing in an imaginary town of the same name. They lead a happy life against all odds. The show was famous among audiences for bringing to them several colourful flavours of rural India.
Mumbai, May 25 : A mother of three, choreographer-turned-filmmaker Farah Khan, who is all set to step into a judge's shoes for the new season of dance reality show "Dance Indian Dance - Supermoms" says she stands nowhere in comparison to the show's contestants.
Farah is a mother of five-year-old triplets - son Czar and daughters Diva and Anya. She is impressed to see the talent on the show, which features mothers competing on the dance floor.
Mumbai, May 25 : His elder brother is associated with a film production banner, while his younger brother is a video jockey-turned-actor. Director-actor Kunaal Roy Kapur feels even though they are not really a film family, but they have ended up being one.
Mumbai, May 25 : Filmmaker Abhishek Kapoor feels it is high time to create a definite rating system for films so that a demarcation between sleaze and adult content can be made for the convenience of filmmakers and viewers.
In the current scenario, the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) categorises both adult and sleazy content under one umbrella of 'A' certificate.
Mumbai, May 25 (IANS) Over-the-top comic sequences have become a staple in TV shows and films. Actor Rohitashv Gour explains that this is so because the Indian audience enjoys them the most.
"India's realism is over the top. If you see folk theatre also, they are larger than life. Even when someone dies, people often beat themselves and cry. So our culture is over the top. So people like over the top things," Gour told IANS.
Mumbai, May 25 : Born in a family of cinestars, Bollywood's star actor Ranbir Kapoor says he never entered filmdom with the intention of becoming a star. He also said the current crop of actors are no comparisons to the likes of Shah Rukh Khan and Salman Khan, who have an "aura" about them.
Mumbai, May 25 : His first film "Wake Up Sid" had light-hearted romance and his next "Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani" (YJHD) too falls in the same category. But director Ayan Mukerji says he does not want to stick to the genre forever.
"I absolutely don't intend to make these relationship films forever. If I get the opportunity to make my third film, I want to step away from this genre. I would love to make a Superman film," Mukerji told IANS.
Mumbai, May 24 : Mohit Raina is tagged as "hottest god on the small screen", thanks to his role of Lord Shiva in the mythological TV show "Devon Ka Dev - Mahadev". Happy doing the role, he has no fears of being "typecast".
"I don't feel an image can really bind an actor. In earlier times, it used to happen as there were not many channels and not so many shows. With time, people would want to see me more. I will entertain them," Mohit told IANS.
Mumbai, May 24 : Director Rupesh Paul has finalised model King Malkhan for the male lead in "Kamasutra 3D" and he will be seen romancing Sherlyn Chopra in the film.
"We are announcing the name of the male lead of the film at Cannes," Paul told IANS, affirming that after a long process "we could finalise an actor".
Mumbai, May 24 : Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan will narrate a part of the opening episode of forthcoming show "Bharat Ka Veer Putra - Maharana Pratap".
The 70-year-old veteran has earlier lent his baritone to films like "Parineeta" and "Jodhaa Akbar".
Based on brave Rajput ruler Maharana Pratap, the historical drama will go on air starting May 27 on Sony channel. (IANS)
Mumbai, May 24 : Filmmaker Anil Sharma, whose "Singh Sahab The Great" is almost ready, says the Sunny Deol starrer is slated for Oct 11 release, two days before Dussehra.
"We are ready with our film and the film is in its post production stage. I am busy with the post production. When I was editing the film, I had tears in my eyes. The film has shaped up very well and we will be releasing the film on Oct
11," Sharma told IANS.
Mumbai, May 24 : Actors Arjun Rampal and Irrfan, who play RAW agents in Nikhil Advani's forthcoming thriller "D-Day", trained with Hollywood stunt director Tom Struthers for real action sequences in the film. Arjun calls him the "backbone" of the movie.
On the foreign front, Struthers has earlier choreographed action sequences for films like "Dark Knight" series, "Lara Croft" series, "Inception" and "Batman Begins".
Mumbai, May 24 : Pakistani actress Veena Malik, whose "Zindagi 50-50" released this Friday, says she is a born actor. She feels she is responsible for the film she signs from day one of her association with it till its release.
Mumbai, May 23 : Actress Shilpa Shukla, who has shot several bold scenes for "B. A. Pass", says she was skeptical before signing the movie but her father encouraged her to go for it.
Mumbai, May 22 : Filmmaker Kiran Rao says her actor-filmmaker husband Aamir Khan supported her to present Anand Gandhi's directorial "Ship Of Theseus".
"Aamir saw the film and he really liked it. He said nurture this film and give it a special release. I took advice from Aamir, but he was like an outside supporter. He said, 'take care of this film'," Kiran told reporters during the first-look launch of "Ship Of Theseus".
Mumbai, May 21 : Actress Shruti Haasan, daughter of legendary actor Kamal Haasan and actress Sarika, always wanted to be in showbiz, but was skeptical about facing the camera because she didn't find herself attractive enough to be a heroine.
Mumbai, May 20 : The looks of Girish Taurani, new kid on the block, are being compared to Saif Ali Khan and he says it's normal to be compared with a senior actor.
Mumbai, May 20 : Veteran actor-producer Anupam Kher, whose play "Kuch Bhi Ho Sakta Hai", is based upon the ups and downs in his life, says it will inspire people and change their viewpoint about failures in life.
"I wanted to celebrate the failure and wanted to take this philosophy to the people that failure can also be celebrated," he said at the showcase of his play, in which he performed for the 300th time.
Mumbai, May 20 : TV actor Rohit Khurana, who is currently seen as ugly-looking Madhav in TV show "Dil Ki Nazar Se... Khoobsurat", says he had struggled a lot to come this far in his career.
"I started my career with modelling in Delhi and then I came to Mumbai because I had decided that I would work in front of the camera," Khurana told IANS here.
Mumbai, May 20 : Alex, a participant from "India's Dancing Superstar" (IDS), wants to teach belly dancing to Neelu Waghela, Bhabho from "Diya Aur Baati Hum".
Alex, who is Neelu's fan, feels that belly dancing is a great way to showcase grace and rhythm and he would love to meet his favourite TV star and teach her some exciting belly dancing moves.
Mumbai, May 20 : "Agneepath" fame director Karan Malhotra is ready with his wish list for the cast of his second film "Shuddhi", but denies approaching Danny Denzongpa for it.
Rumours were rife that Danny, known for his roles in film like "Hum", has been approached to play the negative role in "Shuddhi".
Mumbai, May 19 : TV actor Karan V. Grover, who loves superhero characters and would like to play one on the big screen, feels that someone should attempt a technologically sound movie on fictional detective Byomkesh Bakshi's exploits.