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  • Colleagues, friends ostracised me for fighting for LGBT rights: Celina Jaitly

    Celina Jaitly, who has always spoken up for the rights of the LGBT community (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer), says she was ostracised by her colleagues, friends and family for fighting for their rights but this did not deter her and she kept going. An ecstatic Celina called it a historic judgement by the Supreme Court, which on Thursday decriminalised homosexuality between consulting adults by declaring Section 377, the penal provision which

  • Kangana Ranaut wants women to speak out

    In order to spread awareness on the rising crimes against women, actress Kangana Ranaut said that they need to be awakened, because it is the need of the hour. She said women should be encouraged to speak out “if they felt something” wrong is happening to them.

  • ‘I believe in what I do’, says Kareena Kapoor Khan

    Actors play an important part in everyone’s life, and so it is important to set right examples for people, says Kareena Kapoor Khan, citing how she did the same when she continued with her work throughout her pregnancy and even after delivering her child. She believes it is her individuality that sets her apart.

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    Lisa Haydon not obsessed about fashion

    Actress-model Lisa Haydon says she is definitely fashion conscious, but is not obsessed about it. Asked if she is fashion conscious, Lisa said, “Yes, definitely. I cannot be in this business and not be fashion conscious but I am not fashion obsessed. I certainly love to wear beautiful clothes, I love to go shopping, I love putting things together and using fashion as a way to express myself.”

  • Film industry has huge dearth of scripts: Kabir Khan

    Filmmaker Kabir Khan says despite having access to rich literature, the industry fails to have good scripts because not enough writers are nurtured. Kabir, who adapted Hussain Zaidi’s book “Mumbai Avengers” for his 2015 Saif Ali Khan-Katrina Kaif starrer “Phantom”, believes there are not enough adaptations happening in the industry.

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    Women are judged more than men, says Swara Bhasker

    Swara Bhasker, known for raising her voice on several social issues — especially those related to women’s safety and equality — says women have to face more judgment than men. “Since childhood, girls face judgment. Be it about looks or behaviour, they are being judged on everything. While getting married, judgmental questions like, ‘How a girl looks like, what’s her skin tone, how is her nature’ are being imposed on our girls

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    Want to be part of films that impact and entertain society: Sonam Kapoor

    Sonam Kapoor says she wants to be part of films that would have an impact on society and be entertaining at the same time. “A film works when you have belief in a story and your character. Then it definitely works out. I also look if the story or my character is going to impact society and is it going to entertain people while saying something. I want to be part of

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    Too perfect for a remake: Shahid Kapoor thought about ‘Arjun Reddy’

    Shahid Kapoor says when he was approached to star in the Hindi version of Telugu blockbuster “Arjun Reddy” he felt there was no need to remake the film as the original was “too perfect”. Shahid will be playing the lead in the film and the actor said the arc of the character excited him and he decided to come on-board the project.

  • ‘I get scared easily’, says Shraddha Kapoor

    Shraddha Kapoor may or may not be the one scaring people in “Stree”, but the actor says she herself gets scared easily. Her upcoming film, a horror-comedy, is based on the urban legend of Nale Ba, about a witch who knocks on people’s doors at night.

  • Sanjay Dutt has a busy month shooting for Torbaaz and Kalank concurrently

    Superstar Sanjay Dutt has a jam-packed month scheduled as the actor is shooting for two varied films Torbaaz and Kalank simultaneously. The actor who has an interesting line up of films has got the audience anticipating for his next outings owing to the diverse and fascinating genres and characters.

  • Ali Fazal mentors football enthusiasts from Lucknow

    Actor Ali Fazal has taken on the onus to mentor young football enthusiasts from his hometown Lucknow while shooting for the movie “Prasthaanam”. In the past, Ali had mentored a team of children from Shillong. The “Victoria & Abdul” actor said in a statement: “When I worked with the amazing team at Shillong and seeing the kids and their hard work, it really reminded me of my training not too long ago

  • Not getting scripts that will challenge me as an actor, says Sunny Deol

    His recent filmography may have fallen short on people’s expectations, but actor Sunny Deol believes that audiences are forgiving and his past work will continue to draw support for him. After being one of the reigning stars of the 90s, the actor is having a dry spell as films like “Yamla Pagla Deewana 2”, “Singh Saab the Great”, “Dishkiyaoon”, “Ghayal Once Again” and “Poster Boys” turned out to be a damp squib

  • Huma Qureshi says she is far from accomplishing many things

    Huma Qureshi says regional filmmakers are really pushing the envelope and exploring territories when Hindi filmmakers are playing safe. Huma, who ventured into acting in 2012 with “Gangs Of Wasseypur”, has worked in Malayalam as well as Tamil films. “Regional films are doing well because the marketing cost for Hindi films are so high… I feel regional filmmakers and writers are so brave that they go into zones and territories that sometimes

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    Mahesh Bhatt will be making an acting debut with a film on suicide

    Filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt, who is making his acting debut with the film “The Dark Side Of Life: Mumbai City”, helmed by Tariq Khan, says the director gets all the credit for pushing him into this new role. On his acting debut, Bhatt said, “Tariq Khan is a good and a decent human being. He came to me with this role, and he insisted that I take it up. I have always supported

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    I’m more driven than ever: Kiara Advani

    Kiara Advani, who drew unprecedented attention with her performance in “Lust Stories”, says she is now more responsible with her film choices and also more driven than ever.  She made her acting debut with “Fugly” in 2014 and was later seen in films like “M.S. Dhoni: The Untold Story” and “Machine”, but it was her part in filmmaker Karan Johar’s story in the “Lust Stories” anthology, which brought her wider visibility.

  • Cyrus Broacha: I want to fight for gossip

    The irrepressible Cyrus Broacha tells Nichola Pais that gossip – like sex – has unjustly been given a bad name