character roles

Character actors are pillars of films: Anupam Kher


August 28th, 2012 - 3:46 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 28 (IANS) Actor Anupam Kher believes that character artists are the real pillars of any film."I think those whom we term as character actors in India, are ... Read more...

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Dara Singh - the champion loses his final fight (Obituary)


July 12th, 2012 - 10:58 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 12 (IANS) He wrestled his way from the ring to the big screen and the small one to enormous success. Dara Singh went from muscle man ... Read more...

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Playing Nehru in ‘… Milkha Bhaag’ huge responsibility: Dalip Tahil (Lead, correcting spelling of name)


June 21st, 2012 - 5:23 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, June 21 (IANS) After playing various character roles in Bollywood masala movies, Dalip Tahil will be seen as Jawaharlal Nehru in Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra's "Bhag Milkha Bhag". He says ... Read more...

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Playing Nehru in ‘… Milkha Bhaag’ huge responsibility: Dilip Tahil


June 21st, 2012 - 4:35 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, June 21 (IANS) After playing various character roles in Bollywood masala movies, Dalip Tahil will will be seen as Jawaharlal Nehru in Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra's "Bhag Milkha Bhag". He ... Read more...

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Kannada film ‘Paagal’ is sheer absurdity (IANS Movie Review - Rating: *1/2)


December 4th, 2011 - 6:03 pm ICT by IANS
Producer: Muralidhar, Writer and Director: P.N. Sathya, Music: V Manohar, Cinematography:Niranjan Babu, Cast: PN Sathya, Pooja Gandhi, Thulasi Sivamani, Bullet Prakash, Indrajith Lankesh, Harish Rai, Mico Nagaraj, Biradar and others, Rating: ... Read more...

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New actors are lured by glamour: Rajendra Gupta


November 21st, 2011 - 10:18 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 21 (IANS) Well-known TV and theatre actor Rajendra Gupta, who featured in the Limca Book of Records for doing maximum number of television serials, says most ... Read more...

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No Bollywood roles for middle aged women: Aruna Irani (Interview)


November 8th, 2011 - 3:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 8 (IANS) She is one of the lucky ones who has managed to remain visible despite all her years in showbiz, but versatile actress Aruna Irani ... Read more...

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Indian cinema has lot to offer to West: Anupam Kher


October 9th, 2011 - 11:21 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 9 (IANS) The magnetic effect of India's culture and cinema will continue to draw the Western world, says veteran actor Anupam Kher, who has reached out ... Read more...

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Are Indian MPs ‘anpadh’? Not at all show parliament records


August 28th, 2011 - 4:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 28 (IANS) Are most Indian MPs "anpadh" (uneducated) and "ganwar" (illiterate) as Om Puri alleged at the Ramlila Maidan? While the actor faces a privilege motion ... Read more...

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I can play any role, even a man: Shefali Shah


June 13th, 2011 - 10:06 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 13 (IANS) She has dabbled with theatre, television and done eye-catching character roles in many noted films, including "Satya" and "Gandhi, My Father", but when the ... Read more...

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Bollywood pays respects to actor Navin Nischol


March 20th, 2011 - 11:07 am ICT by ANI
Mumbai, Mar. 20 (ANI): The last rites of veteran Bollywood actor Navin Nischol, who passed away on Saturday while en route to Pune, were performed here on Saturday evening.The last rites ... Read more...

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I want to make my absence felt: Anupam Kher (Interview)


February 9th, 2011 - 9:42 am ICT by IANS
By Manpreet Kaur New Delhi, Feb 9 (IANS) Having done 400 films in a span of nearly 30 years, veteran actor Anupam Kher is staying away from the big screen. He says ... Read more...

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Troubled Charlie Sheen Optimistic About Returning To Work Within Two Weeks In ‘Two And A Half Men’


February 8th, 2011 - 8:55 pm ICT by Pen Men At Work
February 8, 2011 (Pen Men at Work): 45-year-old Charlie Sheen is one of the leading actors in the sitcom, ‘Two And A Half Men,’ which is one of the most admired ... Read more...

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Bengali actress Gita Dey dead


January 17th, 2011 - 4:44 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Jan 17 (IANS) Actress Gita Dey, who came up with stellar performances in Bengali films directed by Satyajit Ray and Ritwik Ghatak, died in a private hospital here Monday following prolonged ... Read more...

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College to celebrate Dilip Kumar birthday


December 9th, 2010 - 9:05 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Dec 9 (IANS) The G.N. Khalsa College here will Saturday celebrate the 88th birthday of veteran actor Dilip Kumar, one of its oldest students.On Saturday, students will donate 88 bottles of ... Read more...

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Guns, rifles scare me: George Clooney


September 17th, 2010 - 12:34 am ICT by IANS
London, Sep 16 (IANS) Hollywood actor George Clooney has confessed he is "scared" of guns even though he has regularly used them on screen. The 49-year-old actor has become accustomed to handling ... Read more...

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Bengali actor-director Dilip Roy dead


September 2nd, 2010 - 6:08 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 2 (IANS) Veteran stage and screen actor-director Dilip Roy died of cancer in a private hospital here Thursday, family sources said. Roy, 79, left behind his wife and three sons. Beginning ... Read more...

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Kader Khan recuperating in hospital after knee surgery


September 2nd, 2010 - 4:56 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Sep 2 (IANS) Yesteryear Bollywood actor Kader Khan is recuperating in Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital here after a knee surgery, says his son. "He was admitted to the Kokilaben Dhirubhai ... Read more...

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Movie Review: Madholal Keep Walking(2010)


August 27th, 2010 - 10:05 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
Madholal Keep Walking: Could have been betterRating: 2 out of 5*Starring: Subrat Dutta, Neela Gokhale, Swati Bhaskar and Pranay NarayanDirector: Jai TankAugust 27, 2010 (Sampurn Wire): Often good intentions don't really ... Read more...

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HBO Airs Michael Mann’s “Public Enemies”


July 11th, 2010 - 7:12 pm ICT by GD
By Ranjan Bhaduri New York, July 11, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Michael Mann's gangster thriller "Public Enemies" was aired on HBO on July 10. The movie casts Johnny Depp and Christian Bale in the lead ... Read more...

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Nadhiya to Debut on Television


May 7th, 2010 - 9:30 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
May 7, 2010 (Sampurn Wire): Actress Nadhiya Moidu, who did quite a few Malayalam films before entering the Tamil film industry, is set to make her television debut.She debuted with Fazil's ... Read more...

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Carey Mulligan prefers character roles to lead ones


April 28th, 2010 - 4:55 pm ICT by ANI
London, April 28 (ANI): Oscar nominated actress Carey Mulligan says she doesn't want to act in lead roles anymore.The 'An Education' star said she will restrict herself to supporting roles in future, ... Read more...

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Character artist attacks Kavita Kaushik!


February 25th, 2010 - 9:55 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
February 25, 2010 (Sampurn Wire): A frightening incident recently took place on the sets of the popular comedy "FIR' as the serial's lead actress; Kavita Kaushik, was attacked by her co-star ... Read more...

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Popular Malayalam actor Cochin Haneefa dead (Lead)


February 2nd, 2010 - 8:16 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Feb 2 (IANS) Popular Malayalam film actor Cochin Haneefa died at a hospital in Chennai Tuesday, family sources said. He was 58. Haneefa, known for his villainous roles in movies as well ... Read more...

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I learnt a lot from Road to Sangam -Paresh Rawal


January 29th, 2010 - 11:58 am ICT by Sampurn Wire
Paresh Rawal is an actor par excellence. From character roles to negative to comedy to serious, he has done everything with aplomb. This veteran of acting is all praise for his ... Read more...

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Big B in Bangalore for Rann’s promotion


January 24th, 2010 - 4:44 pm ICT by ANI
Bangalore, Jan.24 (ANI): Bollywood actor Amitabh Bachchan promoted his upcoming movie 'Rann' (Battle) here on Saturday. His latest film is based on the difficulties and challenges faced in the world of ... Read more...

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Isha Koppikar weds in Mumbai


November 29th, 2009 - 11:43 pm ICT by ANI
Mumbai, Nov.29 (ANI): After Shilpa Shetty's wedding made waves in the Bollywood circles, another actress Isha Koppikar tied nuptial knot with restaurateur Timmy Narang here on Sunday.The wedding was kept ... Read more...

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Bollywood actress Isha Koppikar weds in Mumbai


November 29th, 2009 - 11:29 pm ICT by ANI
Mumbai, Nov.29 (ANI): After Shilpa Shetty's wedding made waves in the Bollywood circles, another actress Isha Koppikar tied nuptial knot with restaurateur Timmy Narang here on Sunday.The wedding was kept ... Read more...

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Purab Kohli aims for sky


November 10th, 2009 - 4:39 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
VJ-turned-actor Purab Kohli has won critical acclaim with films like My Brother Nikhil and most recently Rock On! But the actor harbours a desire to work in an out-and-out Bollywood masala ... Read more...

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I want to work in a Bollywood masala film: Purab Kohli


November 4th, 2009 - 5:56 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Nov 4 (IANS) Veejay-turned-actor Purab Kohli, known for off-beat films like "My Brother Nikhil" and "Rock On", says he desires to work in an out-and-out Bollywood masala film to reach out ... Read more...

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Purab Kohli keen to work in Big budget films


November 3rd, 2009 - 2:22 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
VJ-turned-actor Purab Kohli has won critical acclaim with films like 'My Brother Nikhil' and most recently 'Rock On!' but the actor harbors the desire to work in an out-and-out Bollywood masala ... Read more...

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‘Chintuji’ to bring out Rishi Kapoor’s funny side (IANS Preview)


September 2nd, 2009 - 8:38 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 2 (IANS) After playing character roles in big-budget hits, 1980s' chocolate boy Rishi Kapoor is ready to make his presence felt with a full-fledged role in comedy "Chintu Ji ... Read more...

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FEATURE: Hero is dead: Actors turn to Multi Starrers to save career


August 27th, 2009 - 3:14 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
Bolly world has recently seen a flood of multi-starrer films. But the biggest and not-so-surprising thing is the inclination of main-lead heroes to multi-starrer roles. Recent years have seen a sea ... Read more...

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Policewali se Mujarewali bani Chandramukhi!


August 12th, 2009 - 3:05 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
F.I. R. is one of the best shows of SAB, and it is all set for another new laughter spree episode with Kavita Kaushik coming in an avatar of a tawayaf. ... Read more...

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Veteran Marathi actor Nilu Phule dead


July 14th, 2009 - 12:50 am ICT by IANS
Pune, July, 13 (IANS) Veteran Marathi stage and film actor Nilu Phule died here Monday after a long battle with cancer. He was 79. Phule had been admitted to a hospital for ... Read more...

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