None of My Business

None of My Business

I seek peace and freedom from prominence

Amitabh Bachchan has spoken at length about his name featuring in the Panama papers and Bofors scandal, explaining that he has always cooperated with the “system” but wishes to be left alone at this stage of his life. Bachchan wrote his anguished post on his blog on Sunday and said, “Tomorrow there could be more and the process of cooperation shall continue...”

‘I faced it all and I stood tall'

I did not want to do things the way they are usually done in Hindi cinema,” that is the mantra Tabu says she has followed all throughout her career. While ’80s and ’90s era of Bollywood was dominated by action and romantic-comedy films, the 2000s saw a mix of everything from off-beat cinema to commercial masala entertainers, but Tabu says she never followed the rule book. In the ’90s she was seen playing a Punjabi woman caught in the rise of Sikh insurgency in Maachis, a prostitute in Jeet, a family-oriented woman in Hum Saath Saath Hai and a suicide bomber in Hu Tu Tu.

Want to keep entertaining

From being an outsider to becoming one of the biggest stars of Indian film industry, Shah Rukh Khan’s journey has been quite colourful and the actor is content with the way life has treated him.

Khan, who turned 52 on Thursday, said no one is “invincible” in this world and even if the fame he has fades away soon, he will be happy with what he has achieved.

Beneath my dignity to get work ‘any other’ way

Vidya Balan believes women avoid talking about the sexual harassment they face in workplaces out of fear of being judged. Balan believes sexual harassment is not just limited to the entertainment industry. “Women never had the courage to talk about sexual harassment as invariably the finger would be pointed back at them. Which is why, I think whether sexual harassment or rape, women have always found it difficult to talk about it,” she says in an interview with PTI.

International Academy rescinds Spacey’s Emmy honour

The International Academy of Television Arts and Sciences has announced that Kevin Spacey will not receive the Emmy award, which was scheduled to be conferred on the actor this year in wake of the sexual allegations against him by Anthony Rapp. The institution announced on its Twitter account that it has revoked the 2017 International Emmy Founders Award that the veteran actor was up for. “The International Academy has announced that in light of recent events it will not honour Kevin Spacey with the 2017 International Emmy Founders Award,” the tweet read.

Kevin Spacey apologises for sexual advance towards Rapp

Kevin Spacey apologised on Sunday to fellow actor Anthony Rapp for a 1986 incident in which Rapp said Spacey made a sexual advance to him when Rapp was only 14.

Spacey said in a post on Twitter he was horrified to hear Rapp’s story of the encounter, which he said he did not remember. He wrote that he owed Rapp a “sincere apology” for what he said would have been “deeply inappropriate drunken behavior.”

Relief in store for some disqualified directors

The government drive against shell companies and its promoters may spare some disqualified independent directors, including Malayalam film star Mohanlal and former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Omar Abdullah, from losing out their positions in other firms.

Sources said the ministry of company affairs (MCA) may soon issue a circular clarifying provisions in the Companies Act, 2013 that offer conditional immunity to independent directors of deregistered companies if faults are not directly attributable to them.

Don't want to act in real-life: Rajinikanth

Superstar Rajinikanth is confident that his mega-budget sci-fi thriller "2.0" will be the most prestigious Indian film ever. "It will appeal to both the global and Indian audiences.

Director Shankar has a nice social message for everyone in the film," Rajinikanth, 66, told reporters at a press conference in Dubai.

The team of "2.0", including Rajinikanth, Akshay Kumar, A R Rahman, director Shankar, Amy Jackson and producer Allirajah Subaskaran were present at the event.

Kidman felt safe with Colin Farrell

Actor Nicole Kidman says it was easy for her to film intimate scenes with Colin Farrell as he made her feel comfortable. The 50-year-old actor, who plays Farrell's wife in the upcoming psychological thriller "The Killing of a Sacred Deer" says the scenes needed to be shot aesthetically as they form an important part of the narrative, reports Entertainment Tonight.

"I think from the minute (Colin and I) met, I just felt safe, which is always a great place to be with another actor.

‘I cried while giving my first shot with Dharamendra sir’ - Kriti

Shooting with veteran actor Dharmendra for ‘Yamla Pagla Deewana Phir Se’ was an exhilarating moment for Kriti Kharbanda. ‘Yamla Pagla Deewana Phir Se’ is the third film in the ‘Yamla Pagla Deewana’ franchise which features 81-year-old Dharmendra along with his sons Sunny and Bobby.

Kriti has joined the franchise and has already finished her first shooting schedule.

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