'I have wanted to work with Deepika for many years. We first met years ago and we saw the chemistry was special.' 'When we started filming xXx, she said she had one request. She wanted to have a huge Hollywood premiere in India. So the fact that we are here means we have delivered on that promise.' Vin Diesel can't get enough of Deepika Padukone! Vin Diesel knows how to charm the media and his fans. At a press conference held at St Regis Hotel, Lower Parel, in south Mumbai, the ... Rediff.com, 5 days ago
'When I started off the process for Kaabil, we were making the character sympathetic as he is blind.''Just looking at him and his environment, you would say, "Arrey bechara".''But meeting blind people, I realised there is no essence of helplessness in them.' IMAGE: Hrithik Roshan turned 43 on January 10, 2017. When we ask Hrithik Roshan what his plans for his birthday were, he consults his PR. "How much time will I get to celebrate my birthday?" he asks. "No time," the PR replies. "I ...Rediff.com, 1 week ago
'I belonged to the working class, not the middle class.''I was a rag-picker. I used to pick up coal from the railway tracks.''I was rejected from the FTII, as I was very unkempt and skinny.''I did not look like a hero, villain or comedian.''But Girish Karnad and Jairaj said I should be taken based on merit, not looks.' IMAGE: Om Puri, Manish Dayal and Helen Mirren in The Hundred-Foot Journey. At the launch of his biography Unlikely Hero, Om Puri got quite emotional as he remembered the people ...Rediff.com, 1 week ago
'Rahman sir keeps pushing himself. He keeps trying new things, whether it is his craft, music or sound... he is always learning.' 'He looks for opportunities to learn even from children.' Singer Chinmayi Sripada tells us lesser-known facts about A R Rahman, who turns 50 today. Chinmayi Sripada started her career with A R Rahman when she was only 15. She has gone on to work with him for 16 years, and sung some of his best compositions. As we celebrate Rahman's 50th birthday, Chinmayi tells Patcy ...Rediff.com, 1 week ago
'Aditya Chopra says the only time Shah Rukh acts is when he laughs''I never realised this, but when I see him, I realise that he has never laughed.''So I asked him why doesn't he laugh.''He said he didn't know, that he never thought about it.' IMAGE: Shah Rukh Khan. Samar Khan's book, SRK: 25 Years Of A Life reveals different sides of the superstar, as seen through the eyes of his directors. 30 directors have shared insights into SRK's life and craft. Samar Khan, journalist and a ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
'A producer once told me that one doesn't get paid for his acting skills.'' If you work here, you have to be either lovable or sellable.''Nobody talks about talent.' 'Here, people can pay huge stars in crores, but they will cry to pay actors like me in lakhs.''They will say, 'Budget nahin hai. Is baar kum le lo, next time we will see'.''But that 'next time' doesn't come.' Pavan Malhotra, one of our finest actors, shows us another side of Bollywood. IMAGE: Pavan Malhotra One of Bollywood's ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
'My father became a very popular villain and in some films, was paid more than the hero.' 'He was a very simple person. All he needed was six pairs of white shirts and trousers for the whole year, one or two packets of Dunhill cigarettes a day and books.' Shehzaad Khan on his famous father Ajit. IMAGE: Ajit in Yaadon Ki Baaraat One of the most distinctive screen villains in Hindi cinema Ajit passed away on October 22, 1998. The legendary actor, who was born Hamid Ali Khan, is mostly ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
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