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Anil Kapoor wants his daughter Sonam as a female lead in his directorial debut

Mumbai: Evergreen actor Anil Kapoor, who turned 63 on Monday, says if he will ever become a director then, he wants to direct his daughter actress Sonam Kapoor as a female lead in his directorial debut film. Anil Kapoor was interacting with media when he unveiled first look of his forthcoming film ‘Ek Ladki Ko […]

Perth pitch was by no means 'average': Tendulkar

New Delhi: Iconic batsman Sachin Tendulkar on Sunday joined a host of former players in slamming average rating given to the Perth stadium pitch, saying only such tracks can revive Test cricket. The ICC had rated as average pitch at the Optus stadium, which hosted the second Test between India and Australia. “Pitches play a […]

Right wing protestors force Naseeruddin Shah to give Ajmer Literature Festival a miss

Jaipur: Bollywood actor Naseeruddin Shah on Friday gave the Ajmer Literature Festival a miss due to strong protests by the Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha and other right wing associations for his controversial statements. In a TV interview, Shah had said that he fears for his children in this country. He has reportedly said, “In some […]

BCCI confirms Raman as next women's team coach

New Delhi: The BCCI has confirmed the appointment of former India batsman W.V. Raman as head coach of the women’s team. Raman’s selection was based on recommendations of the ad-hoc committee comprising India’s first World Cup-winning skipper Kapil Dev, former India opener Anshuman Gaekwad and ex-women’s team member Shantha Rangaswamy. The ad-hoc committee conducted interviews […]

Rohit Shetty
Immense amount of hard work involved in 'Khatron Ke Khiladi': Rohit Shetty

Mumbai: Filmmaker Rohit Shetty, who is returning to television as a host for the 9th season of “Khatron Ke Khiladi”, on Thursday said there is immense amount of hard work involved in the stunt reality show. Shetty was interacting with the media at the launch of 9th season of Khatron Ke Khiladi, along with the […]

Virat Kohli consolidates top spot in ICC Test batting charts

Dubai: India skipper Virat Kohli’s 25th Test ton in the second Test against Australia in Perth, helped him consolidate the No.1 Test batting spot in the International Cricket Council (ICC) rankings, released here on Thursday. Among other Indians, Kohli’s deputy Ajinkya Rahane gained three spots to No.15 while stumper Rishabh Pant has jumped 11 spots […]

Virat Kohli
Kohli doesn't need to tone down his aggression: Zaheer

New Delhi: Virat Kohli should remain the way he is, said former teammates Zaheer Khan and Praveen Kumar on Wednesday, staunchly defending the combative India captain, who has copped criticism from Australian legends for his on-field behaviour. Allan Border, Mike Hussey, Mitchell Johnson and even India’s Sanjay Manjrekar has expressed their displeasure over Kohli’s on-field […]

Priyanka, Nick host reception in Mumbai for family, friends

Mumbai: Newly wed couple Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas hosted their wedding reception for family and friends in Mumbai. It seems celebrations have not ended for Priyanka and Nick as 19 days after their grand wedding, the first reception in the city was held for family, friends and the media at a suburban hotel in […]

There's nothing I love more than directing: Kangana on her directorial debut with 'Manikarnika'

Mumbai: Actor Kangana Ranaut, who is making a controversial directorial debut with “Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi” after its director Radha Krishna Jagarlamudi left the project, says she loved sweating it out like a technician on the film. At the trailer launch of the film, Kangana said she loved being out in the sun and […]

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It was pleasing to see our bowlers bowl: Kohli

Perth: Despite being on the receiving end in the second Test against Australia, India skipper Virat Kohli has praised the effort of his bowlers and hopes they carry the momentum to the next games as well. Chasing a challeging 287-run target, the Indian batsmen failed to put up a fight and the entire side was […]

In India we assume we are talented, don't learn acting: Shah Rukh Khan

Mumbai: Superstar Shah Rukh Khan says he wants his daughter Suhana to learn the craft of acting before venturing into films as he does not want her to simply assume that she is talented. Shah Rukh says Suhana came on the sets of his latest “Zero” and observed how things function. “She came on sets […]

Australia defeat India in second Test

Perth: Australia defeated India by 146 runs in the second Test to level the four-match series at 1-1 here on Tuesday. India were dismissed for 140 runs in their second innings on the fifth and final day. Starting the final day at the overnight score of 112/5, the visitors seemed over-awed by the daunting challenge […]

Yami becomes goodwill leader for Super Sniffers campaign

Gwalior: Actress Yami Gautam has been named the goodwill leader of Super Sniffers campaign initiated by TRAFFIC India along with World Wildlife Fund India (WWF). As part of the campaign, a band of specially trained dogs, who with their handlers and the forest department, will combat wildlife crime by helping collect concrete evidence against wildlife […]

It's written in the stars, World Champions Belgium say after victory

Bhubaneswar: The Belgium team, which created history by emerging the champions in the hockey men’s world cup after thrashing the Netherlands in a penalty shootout, on Sunday said it was written in the stars. “The coach said before the game it is written in the stars and even before the shootout, he said guys it […]

Sindhu wins World Tour Finals, at last lays hands on gold

Guangzhou: A relieved P V Sindhu let out a joyous scream when she finally laid her hands on a gold medal by claiming the World Tour Finals with a win over 2017 world champion Nozomi Okuhara here Sunday. With the straight-game victory, coming after seven straight finals losses, Sindhu became the first Indian to achieve […]

2nd Test: Australia 132/4 at stumps, lead by 175 runs vs India

Perth: Australia were 132/4 at stumps on the third day of the second cricket Test against India here on Sunday. Usman Khawaja and skipper Tim Paine were batting on 41 and eight runs respectively when the umpires decided to call it a day. The hosts now have a 175-run lead against India. Earlier in the […]

Deepika to start film on acid attack survivor Laxmi Agarwal early next year

Mumbai: Actress Deepika Padukone, who will next be seen on-screen playing the role of acid attack survivor Laxmi Agarwal in Meghna Gulzar’s yet untitled film, says they will start working on the film early next year. Deepika was interacting with the media at Nicklodean Kids Choice Awards 2018 here on Thursday. Laxmi was attacked at […]

'Simmba' will be blockbuster: Deepika

Mumbai: Actress Deepika Padukone, who just got married to long time boyfriend actor Ranveer Singh has said her husband’s forthcoming film “Simmba” will be a blockbuster. “I think it has success written all over it. So, I think we are just focused on his film’s release and then, we will figure out honeymoon and birthday […]

Indian hockey team blames umpires for defeat against Netherlands

Bhubaneswar: Indian hockey team on Thursday questioned the decisions of umpires for the heartbreaking defeat against the Netherlands in the quarter final of the men’s hockey World Cup here. The team found the umpire’s decision wrong on giving yellow card to defender Amit Rohidas during the last minutes into the game. “First of all, I […]

Injuries rule Ashwin, Rohit out of Perth Test

Perth: Star off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin and batsman Rohit Sharma were ruled out of the second cricket Test against Australia, starting at the WACA here on Friday. Pacer Umesh Yadav, all-rounders Hanuma Vihari and Ravindra Jadeja were included in the 13-man squad. “Ashwin has a left-sided abdominal strain. He is receiving treatment at the moment. He […]

Biker dies after ramming into Zareen Khan's car in Goa

Panaji: A biker died in the North Goa’s beach village of Anjuna, after ramming into a car owned by Bollywood actress Zareen Khan, police said on Wednesday. The accident occurred late on Wednesday, when the deceased Nitesh Goral, 31, resident of Mapusa, a nearby town, rammed his scooter into the car, before falling off. He […]

HWC 2018: It's India Vs Netherlands, Belgium Vs Germany in quarters

Bhubaneswar: Netherlands thrashed Canada 5-0 while Belgium hammered Pakistan in the crossover matches of the Hockey World Cup to qualify for the quarter-finals here on Tuesday. Netherlands will now face India in the quarters on Thursday while Belgium will take on Germany. In the first match of the day where Belgium hammered Pakistan 5-0, Belgium […]

Kangana Ranaut
Don't need to empower women, just don't suppress them: Kangana

Mumbai: For actress Kangana Ranaut, who is bringing Rani Laxmibai’s story to the big screen with “Manikarnika”, her female co-stars are crucial to the biopic. A firm believer of women power, she says people need to stop suppressing them. For Kangana, it is the courageous streak of the freedom fighter that resonated with her. She […]

India will play better in knockout games: Former Odisha hockey player Roselin

Bhubaneswar: As the competition gets tougher in the ongoing Men’s Hockey World Cup at the Kalinga Stadium here, sports pundits have now started to speculate team India’s prospects of good performance in the upcoming matches. In an exclusive interview to OTV, former International hockey player from Odisha, Roselin Dung Dung sounded confident of a superb […]

India beats Australia
India beat Australia by 31 runs in Adelaide Test

Adelaide: India on Monday earned a hard-fought 1-0 lead in the four-match Test series after beating Australia by 31 runs in the opening cricket Test at the Adelaide Oval here. This is the sixth Test win for India on Australian soil. Chasing a massive 323, Australia’s lower middle order gave a tough fight in their […]

Nick, Priyanka are 'match made in heaven', feels Joe Jonas

New York: American singer Nick Jonas and actress Priyanka Chopra were meant to be together as they are a match made in heaven, according to Nicks older brother Joe Jonas. The DNCE frontman stopped by at a J.C. Penny event this week in New York, where he gushed about his brother’s relationship with the “Quantico” […]

1st Test: India on top after 4th day

Adelaide: Australia were precariously placed at 104/4 in their second innings as India took a decisive advantage at the end of the fourth day of the opening cricket Test here on Sunday. At stumps, Shaun Marsh was batting on 31 while Travis Head was on 11 at the other end. The Australians still need 219 […]

'Kedarnath' garners Rs 7.25 cr on opening day

Mumbai: Actress Sara Ali Khan’s maiden film “Kedarnath” has garnered Rs 7.25 crore on its opening day, according to its makers. The Abhishek Kapoor directorial, which also features Sushant Singh Rajput, released on Friday. “‘Kedarnath’ has opened on a positive note. The film has gone ahead to garner Rs 7.25 crore at the box office […]

1st Test: India in promising position after Day 3

Adelaide: Skipper Virat Kohli and Cheteshwar Pujara came up with a steady partnership as India put themselves in a strong position after the third day of the opening cricket Test against Australia here on Saturday. The visitors posted 151/3 in their second innings at stumps, and have a lead of 166 runs. At the end […]

Neetu Chandra to star in Korean TV show

Mumbai: Actress Neetu Chandra, also a Kukkiwon ambassador of India, will star in a Korean Taekwondo drama titled “Narae”. The actress was offered the role by grand master Lee Jeonghee. “I’m extremely grateful and thank Grand master Lee Jeonghee. It is because of his sheer support that I have been able to bag this role […]

India VS Australia
Head half-century helps Australia post 191/7 vs India as wickets tumble

Adelaide: Travis Head’s fighting 61 off 149 balls helped Australia reach 191/7 at stumps on Friday, the second day of the first test against India, after off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin took three top-order wickets and helped the visitors dominate the day’s play. India were all out for 250 runs in the first innings when Mohammad Shami […]

1st Test: Poor batting leaves India struggling on opening day

Adelaide: Cheteshwar Pujara fought his way to a gritty century even as familiar batting woes on foreign soil left India struggling at 250/9 on the opening day of the first cricket Test against Australia here on Thursday. Pujara posted a wonderfully patient and composed 123 off 246 deliveries before being run out off the last […]

News about my retirement is fake: Lata Mangeshkar

Mumbai: On Monday, Asia’s Nightingale woke up to a barrage of messages and calls expressing grief over her decision to retire from active singing. A Marathi song titled “Ata visavyacha kshan” (it is time to rest now) sung by Lataji, which was posted in the social media, triggered off a wave of raging grief among […]

Modi attends Priyanka-Nick's Delhi reception

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi led a crowd in congratulating newly-married couple actress Priyanka Chopra and American singer Nick Jonas at their reception here on Tuesday. Modi arrived here amid tight security to be part of the special day of the actress, who first made India proud by winning the Miss World crown in […]

HWC 2018: Hockey players shake a leg, share experiences at Fan Village

Bhubaneswar: The hockey players, who are showing their mesmerising skills on the ground in the Men’s Hockey World Cup, entertained the fans with their dancing skills at Kalinga Stadium here on Tuesday. The participating teams visited the Fan Village and shared their experience, likings for different Indian foods and journey so far with the spectators. […]

Working with Ekta Kapoor is like being with family: Sharman

Mumbai: Actor Sharman Joshi, who is foraying into the web space with “Baarish – Mood For Some Love”, says it is a joyous experience to work with producer Ekta Kapoor and actress Asha Negi. “This is going to be my debut in the digital space and I’m absolutely delighted to work with ALTBalaji and especially […]

Luca Modric wins 2018 Ballon d'Or

Paris: Croatian midfielder Luka Modric playing for Real Madrid claimed the 2018 Ballon d’Or here on Monday to end the past decade dominated by Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi for the award. Modric beat Ronaldo, Frenchman Antoine Griezmann and another France World Cup winning member Kylian Mbappe in the vote. Messi finished fifth, Xinhua news […]

Sonali Bendre beams with joy as she returns to 'motherland'

Mumbai: Actress Sonali Bendre Behl beamed with joy, flashed smiles, gave a thumbs up and joined her hands in reverence for all the love as she arrived here on Monday months after she left for New York to seek treatment of a high grade cancer. Sonali, known for films like “Sarfarosh”, “Hum Saath-Saath Hain” and […]

Have to win against Canada to enter quarterfinal: India coach

Bhubaneswar: Indian hockey team chief coach Harendra Singh on Sunday said they have to win the match against Canada to create a chance to enter the quarterfinal in the Men’s Hockey World Cup. “My players have to play with the mindset to enter the quarterfinal. Forget about these two matches. The next match is going […]

Riteish and Genelia
Riteish, Genelia back together on screen after 4 years

Mumbai: Bollywood couple Riteish and Genelia Deshmukh have reunited on the big screen after four years for a Holi song “Dhuvun taak” for Riteish’s upcoming Marathi movie “Mauli”. Riteish on Sunday treated his fans to a video of the song which features his wife Genelia. He also complimented her saying her magic on screen remains […]