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Capital punishment not a deterrent: Javed Akhtar on Kathua verdict

Mumbai, Jun 12: Veteran lyricist-writer Javed Akhtar has said while he understands the disappointment with the verdict in the rape and murder case of an eight-year-old girl in Jammu and Kashmir's Kathua, he believes capital punishment is not a deterrent to crime.

Akhtar admitted that he did not have "clear cut" ideas about the merits and demerits...

Salman Khan delivers 14 consecutive Rs100 crore hits

Mumbai, Jun 10: Salman Khan and Katrina Kaif starrer 'Bharat' was not just the biggest opener of this year, but also managed to reign at the box office by crossing the Rs100 crore mark in four days.

The film, which hit the screens on Eid, has minted Rs150.10 crore within five days of its release. The Ali Abbas Zafar...

Girish Karnad remembered: The smartest, most talented

Mumbai/New Delhi, Jun 10: Political leaders, theatre personalities and the artistes from the entertainment sphere on Monday condoled the death of Girish Karnad, saying they will miss the brilliance of the iconic playwright-actor-director and his immense contribution to arts and culture.

Karnad, 81, died on Monday after prolonged illness at his Bengaluru residence. He was a progressive voice that...

Theme of 'Kaafir' will transcend all barriers, says Dia Mirza

Dubai, Jun 9: The theme of the web series "Kaafir" is so powerful that it will transcend all barriers, says its lead actress Dia Mirza, adding that it has been an "incredibly insightful personal journey working on this show".

Speaking to news agency, Mirza said the fact that the Kashmir-set story is inspired by true events, there was a...

There aren't many good offers that come my way: Konkona

Mumbai, Jun 8: In her close to 15-years-long career, Konkona Sensharma has mostly featured in projects which have pushed the envelope but the actor says there are still a very few people who are ready to back something unconventional.

When the actor was offered to feature in the short "A Monsoon Date", it gave her the opportunity...

I've had my self destructive heartbreak moments: Shahid Kapoor

Mumbai, Jun 7: Shahid Kapoor says he has gone through his share of "intense self destruction" after a heartbreak and one way of overcoming negative emotions for him was to channelise them into his performances.

In his latest, "Kabir Singh", Shahid plays a surgeon who descends into self-destruction after a heartbreak.

"I've had my very intense, self destructive,...

Salman Khan caught slapping security guard while interacting with fans

Mumbai, Jun 6: A video of actor Salman Khan slapping a security gaurd has gone viral on social media, creating yet another controversy with the Bollywood actor.

In the video, Salman is seen exiting a cinema hall amidst a lot of people, and then suddenly turning and slapping one of his security guards, who was making way for the...

David Letterman joins Shah Rukh Khan and his son AbRam for Eid meet with fans

Mumbai, Jun 6: Like every year, superstar Shah Rukh Khan greeted hundreds of fans on Eid from his balcony but he was joined by a special guest this time, American chat show host David Letterman.

Shah Rukh is set to appear in a special stand-alone episode with Letterman for Netflix and it seems the fan mania that surrounds the...

Actress Sheela wins prestigious J C Daniel Award

Thiruvananthapuram, Jun 4: Veteran actress Sheela was today chosen for the prestigious J C Daniel Award, the Kerala government's highest honour for outstanding contribution to Malayalam cinema.

The annual honour, named after J C Daniel, who made the first silent movie in Mollywood, comprises a purse of Rs 5 lakh, a citation and a plaque.

An expert panel,...

Oberoi case: Woman's lawyer held for 'staging' attack

Mumbai, Jun 4: In a new twist to the rape case allegedly involving actor Karan Oberoi, police have arrested the lawyer of the complainant woman for 'staging' an attack on her last month.

The lawyer, Ali Kaashif Khan, was arrested by Oshiwara police Monday, days after the woman claimed that she was attacked by two motorcycle-borne men,...