Saturday, 31 August 2013
While most are busy cribbing about the extreme downpour, Neha Dhupia has taken her fitness obsession to the next level.
During rains when people usually skip their jog and stick to indoor gymming, Neha has taken to jogging on the roads as her new monsoon fitness regime.
Ever since monsoon has hit the city, she has been seen spending time on the rather emptier jogging tracks and on the streets.
Now that you have been inspired by Neha, we hope you won't be making any excuses when it comes to your workout!
Wednesday, 28 August 2013
Friday, 23 August 2013
Actress Scarlett Johansson says she exercises like a man because she likes to lift weights in the gym.
The 28-year-old actress said that she heads straight to the weights room when she hits the gym and prefers to sculpt her body than do cardio exercises, reports contactmusic.com.
"I go to the gym twice a week, but if I'm preparing for a role, I sometimes go every day. I'm not a fan of cardio, I like lifting weights and doing exercises to work my core muscles. To be honest, I work out like a guy!" she told French Elle.
However, the actress is far more feminine when it comes to her beauty routine.
"I've always loved eye-shadow. When I was younger, my mother would always get dolled up before she went out, I've inherited the same habit.
"In the evening, I wear bright red lipstick and accentuate my eyes. I like to have an expressive gaze, with lots of layers of mascara," she said.
Thursday, 22 August 2013
Sarah Jessica Parker has admitted that her marriage with Matthew Broderick has not been an easy ride, as they have had their ups and downs.
The 48-year-old actress, who has been married for 16-years to Broderick, said that she loves him and the couple is very devoted to their family, the Daily Express reported.
She also said that it wasn't an obligation for the couple to respond to allegations or gossip.
The couple's relationship attracted speculations after it was claimed that the 'Cable Guy' star had an affair with a 25-year-old youth worker in 2008.
The 'Sex and The City' star said that they have had some rocky and treacherous train rides, but she is happy to be with him regardless of that.
Parker added that she is sure that there might have been many times The 51-year-old actor wished he wasn't with her.
Friday, 16 August 2013
Actress and animal lover Raveena Tandon has adopted two stray puppies who join an existing team of three rescued dogs.
One is a male, now named Luv, and the other female, called Ganga.
When Raveena, who is married to film distributor Anil Thadani, heard from her friends at People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) India about puppies who had been found struggling in the monsoon rains, she decided to help by adopting two puppies.
"It's hard to describe the joy of taking dogs struggling to survive in the streets and giving them a loving home and a second chance at life", the 38-year-old said in a statement.
"I urge everyone who has the time, space and resources to adopt an Indian 'community dog' and see for themselves the unconditional love they'll receive from a very grateful animal," she added.
This isn't the first time that Raveena has teamed up with PETA to help animals. She was recently dressed in a snake print (not snakeskin) gown for a PETA ad that read: "Wearing Exotic Skins Kills - Leave Wildlife out of Your Wardrobe."
Thursday, 15 August 2013
Vedhicka is thrilled to be part of two period films - Bala's Paradesi and Vasanthabalan's Kaaviyathalaivan - back-to-back in Kollywood. And, unlike in her previous film, the actress does not have to darken her skin tone for her current film.
Vedhicka says, "For Paradesi, I had to darken my skin tone with the help of makeup so that I could look the part. But, in Kaaviyathalaivan, I get to maintain my original skin colour. Though both are period films, I sport a very different look in this film, something that's very traditional." The actress started shooting for her portions, along with Siddharth, Prithviraj and Nasser, in Karaikudi early this month.
Bubbly actress Hansika who recently declared her relationship with actor Simbu openly on her social networking page is reportedly very furious over her photos with Simbu being leaked out to the press. The new hot couple of Kollywood were celebrating Hansika's birthday recently and some photos in which she and Simbu had posed very intimately had made it to the media.
The pretty actress who is working with Simbu in 'Vaalu' and 'Vettai Manna' is said to be upset with the photos being leaked and added that her mother is very upset over such photos. Though the photos were just of the two love birds hugging each other celebrating, the actress is very unhappy and is keen on ensuring that the person who leaked it gets maximum punishment for being so mean.
Apart from the two films with Simbu, the pretty lady has line up of films and is also eagerly awaiting the release of Venkat Prabhu's 'Biriyani'.
Sunday, 11 August 2013
Bollywood debutante Amyra Dastur talks about living her dream and her journey in the film industry from here on.
Where did you get your Anglicised Hindi accent from?
I've been brought up in Mumbai, but being a Parsi, we only speak either English and some little Gujarati at home. My mother has lived abroad and I've grown up hearing her talk, so probably that's where I get this accent from.
You have no Bollywood genes, what has the struggle been like?
My father works in the medicine industry and my brother is studying to be a chef. I was the only one in my family who was absolutely focused on acting since I was a kid. But my parents are extremely strict about my finishing studies. So I am currently studying second year B.Com. I only entered the industry when I was 16. I really didn't have much of a struggle to land myself a role in a film. The only major problems I have faced have been related to my diction as I don't know too much Hindi. I'd been auditioning for two years and was also doing TVCs on the side, until I bagged Issaq.
You had your name changed from Amy to Amyra. Why?
I was named Amy at birth, after my grandmother, who had passed away before my birth. She was an extremely respected lady, who singlehandedly brought up three children, looked after my sick grandfather and provided excellent education to all her children. When I entered the industry, I realized that there will be times when nasty things will be spoken and written about me. I don't want my grandmother's name to be dragged into such mess. Thus, the change in name.
How was the experience, working on your first film?
A film unit is like a family, you not just work together but laugh, cry and fight also. There are countless emotions on a film set, because you spend so much time. I was very lucky to have such sweet co-stars and such as amazing director of course. There were times when we used to get into arguments and fights also. I used to cry on the sets. This one time we had a tiff when the director and disagreed over the way a particular scene was to be done. Now I laugh when I think of it. The whole experience was a lot of fun.
Monday, 5 August 2013
The entire Pataudi family had pledged to donate their cornea several years ago. On August 6 - Organ Donation Day — organised by The Times of India, Soha Ali Khan talks to us about why the decision wasn't hard to take at all...
The cause of visual impairment was extremely important to Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi, and after his demise, it has become equally important for his family members, all of whom have also pledged to donate their cornea. Pataudi, who lost visibility in one eye at the age of 20, fought against the impairment for decades. Now, his family has taken up the onus. Among many other initiatives, they are expanding the eye hospital he started in Bhopal. While it is currently an out-patient hospital for surgeries like cataract, the plan is to make it in-patient soon.
"All this is only because of my father," says Soha, adding, "He was very passionate about it and that was the impetus for us. He donated his cornea and we were encouraged to do the same. I must have been around 17-18 years old when we did it. This is a cause he had been associated with for many decades. We used to joke with him because he had only one good eye. We would ask him which one of his eyes he would donate to science."
Soha says it's after the hospital's inception that she realised the extent of visual impairment in India and how helpful it is when people donate their eyes. "The figures of people suffering from blindness are staggering. One out of every three blind people in the world is an Indian. Fortunately, 80% of these cases are curable. Unfortunately, people don't have access to resources and money. That's why we never thought twice before pledging to donate our eyes."
In fact, so firm is the family's belief in the cause that Soha says all she remembers is the pride she felt when her father's eye was taken post his demise. "We were very proud of his decision. My mother was in-charge of this. She spoke to the right doctors and it was done very professionally. There was no question of it not being done. And I don't remember feeling any sense of intrusiveness. I understand the sentiments of people around who are grieving, but think of the person whose life you will change with your eyes."
Deepika Padukone may have received a lot of flak for her Tamil accent in her upcoming release Chennai Express but the actress maintains that the film doesn't intend to spoof South Indians.
Deepika, who hails from Bangalore, Karnataka and reportedly struggled to get the accent right, says that she would never spoof her own culture.
The Rohit Shetty directed action-comedy releases this Friday, August 9.
"I don't understand why people are jumping to conclusion without even seeing the film. We all are South Indians, Rohit is a South Indian and I think except for SRK most of the crew was from South.
"For years, our films have been based in Punjab but now few films have started setting their stories in South India. I think people are not yet used to it. It is a comedy and larger-than-life film so
dialogues are meant to be funny," Deepika said during a promotional event of Chennai Express.
Deepika plays a Tamil girl who falls in love with a North Indian despite the language barrier in the film.
The 27-year-old star said she could identify with her character of a headstrong but traditional girl.
"I could identify with my character. I think Indian girls are like that. They have a mind of their own but are close to their families. Even when we are travelling outside, we don't lose that quality and stand out in the crowd. We have a way of carrying ourselves with lot of dignity and respect."
Last seen in the Ranbir Kapoor starrer blockbuster Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani, Deepika reunites with her costar from her debut film Om Shanti Om for Shetty's Chennai Express.
She is also working with directors Imtiaz Ali and Homi Adjania again and though she will not confirm, Deepika has reportedly signed Farah Khan's Happy New Year opposite SRK.
Katrina Kaif's bikini pictures have been floating everywhere in the media. The actress was holidaying with boy friend Ranbir Kapoor when their pictures were leaked and their secret relationship came out in the open!
Katrina was so disturbed with this invasion to her privacy that she sent an open letter to the media that was published in the Bombay Times where by she requested the media to stop prying in her private affairs.
Sources claim that the actress will now think twice before even doing a bikini scene is a film. Now wonder if producers lining up at her door are doing a double take on hearing this news? Your guess is as good as ours. Seriously, we can't understand what all all the hue and cry is about. A bikini on screen or off it, is still only a bikini, right?