Newcomer Alia Bhatt says that her father Mahesh Bhatt and her mentor Karan Johar, who is launching her with his directorial venture "Student of The Year" (SOTY), are experts in their genre of cinema and she can't choose between the two.
"The kind of films my father has made, like 'Zakhm', 'Arth', 'Saaransh', are very intense films. Karan, as we all know, is very youth-oriented, glossy, fun. So I can't choose between my teacher and my father. I would say I love both of them," the 19-year-old said here Wednesday at a promotional event for "SOTY."
Actor Nana Patekar doesn't believe in asking people to watch his films as he feels his job ends once he completes the shooting for a project.
"My work ends when the shoot is over, the dubbing is over. This is not my work to shout and tell people, 'Please watch my film, it is very good'. If it is good, they will watch, if it's bad then they will not," the 61-year-old told reporters here Wednesday.
But given the aggressive marketing and promotion of films, Nana is changing with times, and opening up.
After protests in Mumbai, the Christian community in Goa is up in arms against Priyadarshan's latest film "Kamaal Dhamaal Malamaal".
The Goan Catholic Welfare Union (GCWU) has threatened to disallow the screening of the film in the state if "objectionable" scenes in it are not deleted.
"If the film is screened in Goa we will protest. We will make sure that it is not shown," GCWU spokesperson Juino de Souza told IANS Wednesday.
"If need be we will involve the chief minister and Christian legislators in the Goa assembly," de Souza said.
Catholic groups Wednesday protested the portrayal in bad light of the clergy and community in Bollywood movies, with specific reference to "Kamaal Dhamaal Malamal" and "Kya Super Kool Hai Hum".
In a flash protest, starting from St. Peter's Church in suburban Bandra in northwest Mumbai, over 100 representatives of five groups took out a procession to Indian Motion Picture Producers (IMPPA) and Film Makers Combine (FMC) office a few kilometres away.
Bollywood star Akshay Kumar's happiness knew no bounds when he took his newborn daughter in his arms for the first time.
His wife Twinkle gave birth to their second child, a daughter, here Tuesday morning.
"There is no greater feeling in life than holding your baby for the first time. I wish I could express more about how HAPPY I am right now, but I'm at a loss of words," tweeted Akshay Wednesday.
The couple already has a 10-year-old son, named Aarav. They have been receiving wishes galore, and the actor can't thank everyone enough.