Zoya Akhtar

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Ranveer Singh begins prep for Zoya Akhtar's upcoming crime film?

17 Jul 2020

Ranveer Singh begins prep for Zoya Akhtar's upcoming crime film?

From getting his share of beauty sleep to relishing some homemade delicacies (courtesy, wife Deepika Padukone), Ranveer Singh ensured that he made the most of his free time in quarantine.

Farhan slams Abhay for take on 'ZNMD' and award shows

30 Jun 2020

Farhan slams Abhay for take on 'ZNMD' and award shows

Recently, Abhay Deol expressed his disappointment with Bollywood award shows, revealing that he and co-star Farhan Akhtar were "demoted" to "Supporting Actors" for Zoya Akhtar's 2011 movie Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara, a tale of three friends.

Boycotted awards because I was nominated as supporting actor: Abhay

19 Jun 2020

Boycotted awards because I was nominated as supporting actor: Abhay

Abhay Deol, who has a reputation for calling a spade a spade, has once again taken a dig at how the movie business works.

Varun Dhawan's aunt passes away, actor mourns her demise

24 May 2020

Varun Dhawan's aunt passes away, actor mourns her demise

Bollywood actor Varun Dhawan's maternal aunt has passed away, he confirmed on social media.

COVID-19: Abhishek buys Farah's daughter's sketch for Rs. 1 lakh

28 Apr 2020

COVID-19: Abhishek buys Farah's daughter's sketch for Rs. 1 lakh

As part of her initiative to feed the homeless people and stray animals who have been affected due to the ongoing coronavirus lockdown, Farah Khan's daughter Anya (12) has been making pet sketches and offering them for sale.

On Sridevi's 2nd death anniversary, Janhvi shares heart-warming post

24 Feb 2020

On Sridevi's 2nd death anniversary, Janhvi shares heart-warming post

On this day two years ago, Bollywood's beloved first female superstar, Sridevi breathed her last, leaving a void in Indian cinema and our hearts.

After Filmfare snub, lyricist Manoj Muntashir boycotts award shows

16 Feb 2020

After Filmfare snub, lyricist Manoj Muntashir boycotts award shows

After being snubbed at the Filmfare Awards 2020, lyricist Manoj Muntashir has said that he would not attend any award shows hereafter.

Taapsee was called 'female Ayushmann Khurrana', her response won Internet

16 Feb 2020

Taapsee was called 'female Ayushmann Khurrana', her response won Internet

After she bagged the award for Best Actress (Critics) at the 2020 Filmfare awards, actress Taapsee Pannu was called the "female Ayushmann Khurrana" of Bollywood on Twitter.

Etched in my heart: Ranveer on receiving Filmfare from Madhuri

16 Feb 2020

Etched in my heart: Ranveer on receiving Filmfare from Madhuri

It was a big Saturday night in Guwahati for Ranveer Singh and his film Gully Boy, as the movie swept the 2020 Filmfare awards in all the major categories.

Filmfare Awards 2020: 'Gully Boy' wins big; Alia, Ranveer felicitated

15 Feb 2020

Filmfare Awards 2020: 'Gully Boy' wins big; Alia, Ranveer felicitated

The 65th Filmfare Awards took place on Saturday in Assam's Guwahati and the night ended on a high note for Gully Boy.

Here are the nominations for the 65th Filmfare Awards 2020

03 Feb 2020

Here are the nominations for the 65th Filmfare Awards 2020

The nominations for the 65th Amazon Filmfare Awards 2020 are out.

Shabana Azmi is sedated but coherent, says Boney Kapoor

20 Jan 2020

Shabana Azmi is sedated but coherent, says Boney Kapoor

Veteran actress Shabana Azmi, who is currently admitted in the ICU at Mumbai's Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital, is under sedation but coherent and talking normally, shared film producer Boney Kapoor, who visited her at the hospital.

Jeff Bezos calls SRK 'humble'; Khan's response cracks him up

18 Jan 2020

Jeff Bezos calls SRK 'humble'; Khan's response cracks him up

If you've been looking for a lesson in acceptance and self-deprecating humor, learn it from Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan.

Mumbai: 'Free Kashmir' poster sparks controversy, Fadnavis questions Uddhav Thackeray

07 Jan 2020

Mumbai: 'Free Kashmir' poster sparks controversy, Fadnavis questions Uddhav Thackeray

A 'Free Kashmir' poster was spotted at Mumbai's Gateway of India yesterday, and quite naturally it has kicked up a storm with politicians wading into it.

#ThatWas2019: What made news in the entertainment space this year?

31 Dec 2019

#ThatWas2019: What made news in the entertainment space this year?

With Zaira Wasim deciding to quit the industry, Kangana Ranaut getting into (another) dirty brawl, Karan Johar grabbing headlines for the infamous house party allegedly involving drugs, Hrithik Roshan making a roaring comeback, and Shahid Kapoor bringing us one of the most polarizing Hindi films ever, 2019 has been an eventful year for Bollywood.

Ranveer Singh-Alia Bhatt's 'Gully Boy' out of Oscars 2020 race

17 Dec 2019

Ranveer Singh-Alia Bhatt's 'Gully Boy' out of Oscars 2020 race

Gully Boy, which was India's official entry to Oscars 2020 for the "Best International feature" category, is out of the race, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced.

Google Trends: Which were the most searched movies of 2019?

12 Dec 2019

Google Trends: Which were the most searched movies of 2019?

With Shahid Kapoor delivering his career's biggest solo in Kabir Singh, the coveted Avengers series coming to an end with its final installment Endgame, and Joaquin Phoenix's chilling portrayal of supervillain Joker, 2019 was clearly a year of movies.

Five amazingly talented brother-sister duos currently working in Bollywood

18 Oct 2019

Five amazingly talented brother-sister duos currently working in Bollywood

Amid brawling over the tiniest of issues (such as the TV remote) and standing by each other's side in tough times, all brothers and sisters grow up.

After 'Gully Boy', it's a gangster-drama for Ranveer and Zoya?

24 Sep 2019

After 'Gully Boy', it's a gangster-drama for Ranveer and Zoya?

Zoya Akhtar has all the reasons to celebrate these days.

'Gully Boy' India's official entry for Oscars 2020

21 Sep 2019

'Gully Boy' India's official entry for Oscars 2020

Zoya Akhtar's Gully Boy has been declared India's official entry for the 92nd Academy Awards in the Best International Feature Film category.

'Sacred Games,' 'Lust Stories' get nominated for International Emmy Awards

20 Sep 2019

'Sacred Games,' 'Lust Stories' get nominated for International Emmy Awards

It's a triple treat for Anurag Kashyap as his directed works have got three nominations at the International Emmy Awards.

Janhvi reveals why Sridevi didn't trust her judgment regarding men

10 Sep 2019

Janhvi reveals why Sridevi didn't trust her judgment regarding men

Janhvi Kapoor is one of the most talked-about actresses in Bollywood, courtesy her family background.

Janhvi holds book upside-down, netizens say "Beauty with no brain"

24 Aug 2019

Janhvi holds book upside-down, netizens say "Beauty with no brain"

Janhvi Kapoor was savagely trolled for holding a book upside down while unveiling it at a recent event.

Janhvi Kapoor's Saint Laurent bag is worth a Royal Enfield

29 Jul 2019

Janhvi Kapoor's Saint Laurent bag is worth a Royal Enfield

Janhvi Kapoor, who made a smashing debut last year, is slowly becoming a fashion icon.

Janhvi to make her digital debut with Zoya Akhtar's short-film

25 Jul 2019

Janhvi to make her digital debut with Zoya Akhtar's short-film

Janhvi Kapoor, who has a big line-up of movies like Takht, Kargil Girl, RoohiAfza, has been roped in for Zoya Akhtar's next.

Zoya Akhtar, Anupam Kher, Anurag Kashyap invited for Oscars panel

03 Jul 2019

Zoya Akhtar, Anupam Kher, Anurag Kashyap invited for Oscars panel

In a step towards making a more inclusive team, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Science has invited 842 new members this year from 59 countries across the globe.

Are Katrina, Vicky Kaushal really dating? Neha Dhupia spills beans

08 May 2019

Are Katrina, Vicky Kaushal really dating? Neha Dhupia spills beans

Ever since Katrina Kaif said on Koffee with Karan that she wants to work with Uri actor Vicky Kaushal as she feels that they would look good together on-screen, rumor mills have been busy hinting about a possible romance between them.

New Netflix film 'Mrs. Serial Killer' to star Jacqueline Fernandez

25 Apr 2019

New Netflix film 'Mrs. Serial Killer' to star Jacqueline Fernandez

As streaming services continue to thrive, several film and television actors continue to enter the budding digital scene.

Is Ranveer replacing SRK in 'Don 3'? Zoya Akhtar replies

10 Apr 2019

Is Ranveer replacing SRK in 'Don 3'? Zoya Akhtar replies

After the success of Padmaavat, Simmba and Gully Boy, Ranveer Singh is certainly on top of his game.

SRK walks out of 'Don 3,' Ranveer to replace him?

08 Apr 2019

SRK walks out of 'Don 3,' Ranveer to replace him?

For months, there were reports about Shah Rukh Khan preparing for the third installment of Don, titled Don: The Final Chapter.

#MadeInHeaven unravels the ugly truth underneath big-fat Indian weddings

10 Mar 2019

#MadeInHeaven unravels the ugly truth underneath big-fat Indian weddings

Every middle-class Indian, like this writer, wonders what all really goes into the making of those extravagant, too-good-to-be-true big fat Indian weddings.

Wasn't afraid to play gay-character in 'Made In Heaven': Arjun

08 Mar 2019

Wasn't afraid to play gay-character in 'Made In Heaven': Arjun

Actor Arjun Mathur says he was not afraid to play a gay character in Made in Heaven as he trusted creators Zoya Akhtar and Reema Kagti to treat the subject with a lot of sensitivity.

Bollywood's money-spinner Gully Boy's Telugu remake on cards?

19 Feb 2019

Bollywood's money-spinner Gully Boy's Telugu remake on cards?

Ranveer Singh is the man of the hour, courtesy the massive success of his recent release Gully Boy.

Will Smith is bowled over by money-spinner 'Gully Boy'

16 Feb 2019

Will Smith is bowled over by money-spinner 'Gully Boy'

With a strong word of mouth, Gully Boy emerged as the highest opener of 2019.

Zoya Akhtar to make 'ZNMD' sequel, but conditions apply!

16 Feb 2019

Zoya Akhtar to make 'ZNMD' sequel, but conditions apply!

It's been seven years since the release of Zoya Akhtar's Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara and the movie continues to be one of the evergreen favorites.

#GullyBoy review: This Mumbai-underdog film will leave you deeply inspired

15 Feb 2019

#GullyBoy review: This Mumbai-underdog film will leave you deeply inspired

´╗┐Zoya Akhtar's latest outing Gully Boy, like much of her filmography so far, is set in a big city- a city so big that it makes it excruciating for people like Murad (Ranveer Singh) to even dream in the backdrop of their grim realities.

Ranveer Singh-Alia Bhatt's 'Gully Boy' leaked online by Tamilrockers

15 Feb 2019

Ranveer Singh-Alia Bhatt's 'Gully Boy' leaked online by Tamilrockers

Is there a way to curb piracy? This question is bothering filmmakers these days as piracy is impacting the business of every new release.

#GullyBoy collection: Expected to earn Rs. 15cr on first day

14 Feb 2019

#GullyBoy collection: Expected to earn Rs. 15cr on first day

Zoya Akhtar's Gully Boy, starring Ranveer Singh and Alia Bhatt in the lead, is clearly the most anticipated movie of 2019.

Here's how to get free tickets for Ranveer-starrer 'Gully Boy'

13 Feb 2019

Here's how to get free tickets for Ranveer-starrer 'Gully Boy'

Zoya Akhtar's directorial Gully Boy is all set to hit the theatres and is already making a lot of noise.

'Gully Boy': Ranveer-Alia's kissing scene chopped by CBFC

12 Feb 2019

'Gully Boy': Ranveer-Alia's kissing scene chopped by CBFC

It's just a day left for the release of Ranveer Singh and Alia Bhatt-starrer Gully Boy and the excitement amongst the audience is palpable.