Mumbai, May 18 : While shooting a TV commercial in Kuala Lumpur, actor-filmmaker Farhan Akhtar constantly feared 'Don' might emerge out of somewhere. He reminisced the days when he shot his 2006 film "Don" in the city.
“Just filmed a TV commercial in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. I kept thinking 'Don' is going to suddenly pop out around some corner,” tweeted the 39-year-old.
Akhtar's remake of the 1970s Amitabh Bachchan hit “Don” was majorly shot in Malaysia. The film featured Shah Rukh Khan, Priyanka Chopra, Arjun Rampal, Isha Koppiker and Boman Irani in key roles
Mumbai, May 18 : Actor Arshad Warsi, who has, for the first time, shared screen space with Madhuri Dixit in "Dedh Ishqiya", believes the actress' husband, Shriram Nene is the happiest man on earth to have her as his life partner.
Arshad is also bowled over Madhuri's professionalism and her "happy-go-lucky" nature.
"I think Dr. Nene is the happiest man on earth because Madhuri is absolutely divine," Arshad said here at the DVD launch of his last release "Jolly LLB".
Mumbai, May 18 : "Slumdog Millionaire" fame Frieda Pinto, who was seen at the ongoing 66th International Cannes Film Festival, says the red carpet at the French Riviera is the most organised across the globe.
She is at the fiesta as the brand ambassador of a leading global beauty brand.
On day one of the fest, the actress walked the red carpet in a pink Gucci gown, while on the second day, she wore a 'gild web gown' designed by Sanchita Ajjampur.
Mumbai, May 18 : Key indices of Indian equities markets rallied for the fifth week in a row, with the benchmark Sensex gaining 164 points in the weekly trade as a sharp drop in inflation boosted hopes of an early rate cut by the Reserve Bank of India.
The 30-scrip sensitive index (Sensex) of the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) ended the week at 20286.12 points, up 0.81 percent or 163.80 points from its previous week close at 20286.12 points.
This is the fifth straight week of gain in the benchmark Sensex and the highest closing level in two-and-a-half years.
Mumbai, May 18 : Prime Minister Manmohan Singh will attend the silver jubilee celebrations of market regulator Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) here Friday, an official said here.
Singapore Deputy Prime Minister T. Shanmugaratnam, who also holds the finance portfolio, will be the guest of honour. He is scheduled to deliver the keynote address on 'Asian Capital Markets - Future Engine of the Global Economy' on the occasion.
Mumbai, May 18 : Bollywood actress Preity Zinta says certain scenes in "Ishkq in Paris" are inspired by her life. The film also has bits from director Prem Raj's life.
"Ishkq in Paris", Preity's first production venture, is releasing May 24.
Talking about the film, she said: "(It) is not ispired from my life, but yes certain instances (are inspired from my life). I won't lie about that."
Mumbai, May 18 : Bollywood actor Ranbir Kapoor admits people find it weird that he feels comfortable to work on screen with his former girlfriend Deepika Padukone. But he says it comes naturally to him, and it is absolutely normal.
Having worked together in the forthcoming "Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani", Ranbir says it wasn't a new beginning for them, but a continuation of their friendship.
Mumbai, May 17 : When it comes to fashion and style, Deepika Padukone puts the best foot forward. The model-turned-actress feels it is good to keep up with the times, but suggests fashion trends should not be followed blindly.
"Don't try and follow fashion blindly. Yes, of course, trends keep changing, fashion keeps changing and people believe that you should keep up with the times and I don't think that's a bad thing to do. But think at the same time, you should not forget your own personality, the person that you are, your body type, your confidence level and dress accordingly," said the actress while sharing fashion tips at an event.
Mumbai, May 17 : A benchmark index of the Indian equities markets was trading flat in afternoon trade Friday, two days after its biggest rally in a year.
There was heavy selling pressure in consumer durables, healthcare, oil and gas, fast moving consumer goods (FMCG) and metal stocks. Scrips like realty, public sector undertakings (PSU), capital goods, power and automobile rallied.
Mumbai, May 16 : The public sector oil marketing companies have decided to stop supplies of cooking gas refills to households with multiple connections from June 1 unless they comply with KYC norms, an official said here Thursday.
This would include even delivery of non-subsidised cylinders, and no transactions will be allowed in such cases after the connections are blocked by the OMC - Indian Oil Corporation, Bharat Petroleum Corporation and Hindustan Petroleum Corporation, the official said.
Mumbai, May 16 : Reliance Capital Thursday said its net profit surged by 77 percent to Rs. 812 crore ($149 million) in the financial year ended March 31, 2013.
The company, a part of Anil Ambani-led Reliance Group, said its consolidated total income jumped by 13 percent to Rs. 7,519 crore ($1.4 billion), largely due to a sharp increase in "topline of general insurance, commercial finance and asset management businesses, and sale of stake in Reliance Capital Asset Management."
Reliance Capital's earning per share increased by 77 percent to Rs. 33.1.
Mumbai, May 16 : After a two-year gap, Shruti Haasan returns to Hindi movies with "Ramaiya Vasta Vaiya" and clarifies that the Prabhudheva directorial venture can't be tagged as her comeback movie.
"Actually I don't believe in the concept (of coming back in Bollywood). Once you have debuted in films, you are here for life, hopefully. But having said that, this ('Ramaiya Vasta Vaiya') was an absolutely brilliant opportunity," Shruti told reporters here Wednesday at the music launch of the film.
Mumbai, May 16 : A style icon of sorts, Deepika Padukone praises her counterparts Anushka Sharma and Kangna Ranaut for being well-dressed on every occasion.
While Deepika and Anushka made their Bollywood debut with Shah Rukh Khan in "Om Shanti Om" (2007) and "Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi" (2008), respectively, Kangna entered filmdom with the 2006 hit movie "Gangster-A Love Story".
Mumbai, May 16 : A benchmark index of the Indian equities markets was trading rangebound Thursday as losses in FMCG, IT and consumer durables stocks offset gains in realty, oil and gas and banking scrips.
The 30-scrip sensitive index (Sensex) of the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE), which opened in the negative at 20,167.93 points, was ruling at 20,226.69 points in the late afternoon session, up 0.07 percent or 13.73 points from its previous day close at 20,212.96 points.
The Sensex touched a high of 20,326.48 points and low of 20,162.12 points in the intra-day.
Mumbai, May 16 : Hit "Dostana" "jodi" of John Abraham and Abhishek Bachchan, who entertained viewers with their antics in the comedy, team up again for the Hindi remake of Tamil film "Vettai" and this time they will be seen doing action and stunts.
Director duo Abbas-Mustan, experts in the action genre, will go behind the camera to direct the actioner.
Talking about the lead actors, Abbas told IANS: "They suit the characters well and they were also appreciated in 'Dostana'. It's a complete action film and we shall go on the floors as soon as we lock their dates."
Mumbai, May 15 : The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) will issue inflation-linked bonds of Rs. 12,000 crore to Rs. 15,000 crore in the current financial year to protect the savings of the poor and middle classes from the general price rise and help curb gold imports.
The central bank said Wednesday it will begin the sale of the inflation-indexed bonds from June 4. In the first tranche, the RBI will issue bonds of Rs. 1,000 to Rs. 2,000 crore. The bonds are a new type of debt that Finance Minister P Chidambaram had announced in the budget in February.
Mumbai, May 15 : Himachal girl Kangna Ranaut entered filmdom with hit crime-romance "Gangster - A Love story" and the actress, whose latest release "Shootout At Wadala" also did well, feels gangster thrillers are lucky for her.
"I think gangster-based films are very lucky for me. My debut film 'Gangster' in 2006 was successful, then came 'Once Upon A Time In Mumbaai' and now 'Shootout At Wadala'," the 26-year-old said here Tuesday at the success bash of "Shootout At Wadala".
Mumbai, May 15 : In a sudden development, Bollywood actor Sanjay Dutt Wednesday withdrew his application seeking to surrender in Pune's Yerawada Jail as he apprehended threats to his life in Mumbai.
Sanjay, convicted for his role in the March 1993 Mumbai serial blasts will now surrender before a Mumbai TADA Special Court by 4 p. m. Thursday.
The reason behind the abrupt move is not yet known.
Mumbai, May 15 : Proposed airline AirAsia India Wednesday appointed Singapore-based Mittu Chandilya as its chief executive.
"I am pleased to announce the board of AirAsia India has appointed Mittu Chandilya as CEO of AirAsia India," tweeted Tony Fernandes, Air Asia's Indian-origin founder and chief executive.
"Mittu is coming home to change Indian travel and make it affordable for all Indians to fly."
Chandilya, 32, was earlier head of services practices at consulting firm Egon Zehnder International based out of Singapore from October 2009.
Mumbai, May 15 : Actress Parineeti Chopra says if she has an option to flirt with someone in Bollywood, it would be the current heartthrob Ranbir Kapoor.
Mesmerised by the young Kapoor scion, the actress calls him "one of her favourite actors of the current generation".
And why not? After his unimpressive debut with "Saawariya" in 2007, Ranbir climbed up the success ladder with his performances in "Rocket Singh - Salesman Of The Year", "Wake Up Sid", "Raajneeti", "Rockstar" and "Barfi!" and has become an actor to reckon with.