Just as we brace ourselves up for the second half of the year, it’s that time of the year when Bollywood goes international to recognize treasured contribution to cinema in the year gone by. The International Indian Film Awards that we more commonly identify as IIFA have announced its list of nominations. The film industry this time is going to be in Bangkok, Thailand from June 22ndto June 24thto grace the occasion.While we’ve already seen winners from other award giving commodities in the country, IIFA is yet to throw the final surprises. So who got lucky and who got snubbed as far the nominations go? Check out the complete list here:Best FilmNewtonToilet: Ek Prem KathaBareily Ki BarfiHindi MediumTumhari SuluBest Actor In A Leading Role MaleAkshay Kumar – Toilet: Ek Prem KathaRajkummar Rao – NewtonRanbir Kapoor – Jagga JasoosIrrfan Khan – Hindi MediumAdil Hussain – Mukti BhawanBest Actor In A Leading Role FemaleVidya Balan – Tumhari SuluBhumi Pednekar – Shubh Mangal SaavdhanAlia Bhatt – Badrinath Ki DulhaniaZaira Wasim – Secret SuperstarSridevi – MomBest DirectorSaket Chaudhary – Hindi MediumAshwini Iyer Tiwari – Bareilly Ki BarfiSuresh Triveni – Tumhari SuluAmit V Masurkar – NewtonAnurag Basu – Jagga JasoosBest Actor In A Supporting Role MaleVijay Maurya – Tumhari SuluDeepak Dobriyal – Hindi MediumNawazzuddin Siddique – MomRajkummar Rao – Bareilly Ki BarfiPankaj Tripathi – NewtonBest Actor In A Supporting Role FemaleNeha Dhupia – Tumhari SuluTabu – Golmaal AgainMeher Vij – Secret SuperstarSeema Pahwa – Bareilly Ki BarfiSeema Pahwa – Bareilly Ki BarfiBest StoryAmit V Masurkar – NewtonSiddharth, Garima – Toilet Ek Prem KathaSuresh Triveni – Tumhari SuluBest Music DirectionSantanu Ghatak, Tanishk Bagchi, Guru Randhawa – Rajat Nagpal, Amartya Rahut – Tumhari SuluTanishk Bagchi and Akhil Sachdeva –Badrinath Ki DulhaniaPritam – Jagga Jasoos
May 22, 2018 06:54 IST
The International Indian Film Academy Awards are one of the most prestigious awards that are given out every year. The award function is not just important for the talent that it recognizes, but also for the sheer entertainment that it provides. Remember when Ranbir turned to Silk Smitha or when Neil Nitin Mukesh broke eggs on SRK and Saif Ali Khan? Well, those were all gigs performed at IIFA. In fact, even the dance performances are to look out for.Also see:Here's How Bollywood's Privileged Men & Poor Editing Made IIFA Awards 2017 A Complete Disaster!This year too,IIFAis all set to entertain the audiences besides recognizing the talents of the industry. The press conference for IIFA was held yesterday in Delhi and here are 5 things that we got to know about it:1. The VenueThis year’s IIFA will be taking place at the Siam Niramit Theatrein Bangkok, Thailand. Yes, the makers have decided to go back to Bangkok for this annual celebration.2. The datesThis year the IIFA Awards will be held from June 22ndto 24th. It is less than a month away!3. The hostsThis time, the IIFA Awards will be hosted by Riteish Deshmukh and Karan Johar.4. The performersWhile all the performers are not confirmed, it has been said that Ranbir Kapoor and Shahid Kapoor and entertain the audiences with their performances this year!5. The good cause supported this yearEvery year, the IIFA tries to promote something for the environment. This year IIFA will team up with UN Environment to campaign for “Beat The Plastic”. Tthe UN Environment goodwill ambassador for India, Dia Mirza, will spearhead the campaign.
May 18, 2018 06:44 IST
The IIFA awards have already been announced and we can keep our excitement in check. Every year apart from honoring the best in Bollywood, IIFA green carpet also gives us major fashion goals. However, not every year, every celebrity gets it right. Whether its going OTT, bizarre or just underwhelming, there are time Bollywood divas have throughly disappointed us on the IIFA green carpet.Here are the ones we are talking about!20 Photos20 times bollywood divas thoroughly disappointed us on iifa green carpet
May 18, 2018 06:43 IST
Cannes Film Festival has become quite things for Bollywood buffs ever sinceAishwarya Rai BachchanandSonam Kapoorstarted becoming a regular at the red carpet. As the brand ambassador of the international cosmetic giant Loreal, they grace the red carpet at Cannes every year and take Indian fashion sensibilities to the global platform.Katrina Kaifhas also walked the red carpet in relation to Loreal and this yearKangana Ranautwould be making her Cannes debut as the ambassador of a French perfume brand.While our chest swells with pride every time we see these beauties making their mark at the prestigious event, somewhere amidst all the talks on fashion, gowns, looks, hairstyles andlipsticks shades, we often forget that at the end of the day it is one of the biggest celebrations of films and talent in the world.Thus, just like we get excited about theSonam and Aishwarya’s looks, these celebrities also deserve our attention as it was their contribution to the world of cinema that took them to the French Riviera to one of the most prestigious film festivals in the world.13 PhotosGallery- Bollywood Celebrities Who Went To Cannes In Relation To Films, and Not Endorsements
May 07, 2018 05:49 IST
The 65thNational Film Awardwas recently conducted and Delhi and the was attended by big names from Bollywood such asJahnvi Kapoor, Boney Kapoor, A.R. Rahman,Akshaye KhannaandPankaj Tripathi.While we were overjoyed to see Pankaj Tripathi winning the special mention it was heart-warming to see Jahnvi and family receiving the award on behalf of their departed mother Sridevi for her performance in Mom and Akshay Khanna receiving late father Vinod Khanna's Lifetime Achievement Award on his behalf.Here is how the ceremony looked:13 PhotosGallery- Here Is What Happened At The 65th National Film Awards
May 03, 2018 08:59 IST
Something is wrong with Bollywood and TV and for once we are not talking about content.First Zoom partyand now the red carpet of Dada Saheb Phalke Excellence Awards, looks like Bollywood and TV celebs these days are in no mood to be stylish or comprehensible for that matter.Is there a strike of celebrity stylists happening that we know nothing about? Usually dressed to kill, it looks like suddenly the fashion sense of celebrities have taken a turn to the dear-god-what-is-that territory.From Shilpa Shetty to Kriti Sanon to even Shahid Kapoor, the red carpet of Dada Saheb Phalke Excellence Award was full of fashion faux pas.Thank god for a few like Karan Johar and Rana Daggubati for giving us some solace though.Confused? So are we. Take a Look:18 PhotosGallery- What's Wrong With Our Bollywood And TV Celebs On The Red Carpet Of Dada Saheb Excellence Award?
April 22, 2018 01:10 IST
When it comes to pure talent, Indians have made the country proud internationally on so many occasions. The rich art and culture scene of India that includes our Bollywood as well has produced talents who in their fields are not only exemplary but global icons as well. From art to music, these are some of the highest honors in the world that Indian celebrities have brought home and made us super proud.10 PhotosGallery- 10 Indian Celebrities Who Won Some Of The Highest International Honors
March 28, 2018 07:11 IST
By LYNN ELBER, AP Television WriterLOS ANGELES (AP) — A golden statue of a bathrobe-clad Harvey Weinstein, seated regally atop a couch with an Oscar in hand, took up temporary sidewalk residence close to the site of Sunday's Academy Awards."Casting Couch" is a collaborative work between a Los Angeles street artist known as Plastic Jesus and Joshua "Ginger" Monroe, designer of 2016's nude Donald Trump statues placed in major U.S. cities."There's so much about Hollywood that's great and celebrated in the Oscars, but there's also this underbelly of darkness within the industry that we often sweep under the carpet or ignore," said Plastic Jesus, formerly a London-based photographer.The phrase "casting couch," used to describe the demand of sexual favors for work, may seem a relic of a bygone era but is "still very much a part of the Hollywood culture," he said.Plastic Jesus said he and Monroe first considered a standing Weinstein statue but quickly decided to incorporate a chaise lounge. The project, made of fiberglass and acrylic resin, was in the works for two months.It will be on display this weekend, weather permitting.Visitors to the sculpture were sitting next to the faux Weinstein and taking selfies, turning it into an interactive installment, Plastic Jesus said.It also expands the symbolism, he said."For many, many people, aspiring actors and actresses, that would have been their dream to be close to Harvey," but that reality has proven a nightmare for some, the artist said.Weinstein has been accused by dozens of women of sexual harassment or sexual assault, including rape. He's denied all allegations of non-consensual sex, but apologized for "the way I've behaved with colleagues in the past."Plastic Jesus has created a series of Oscar-timed statues, including one last year of Kanye West in a crucified pose and titled "False Idol."
March 05, 2018 08:35 IST
The Brand Vision Awards for the year 2017-2018 was presented yesterday. The Award ceremony celebrated talents from Bollywood too. Many celebs attended the ceremony. While stars like Arjun Rampal, Shilpa Shetty and TV Star Sunil Grover added glamour to the event, Vani Kapoor and Esha Gupta clear;y took all the limelight.Check out the pictures from the ceremony here:14 PhotosGallery- In Pictures: Esha Gupta And Vani Kapoor Steal The Show At Brand Visions Awards 2018!
January 31, 2018 06:48 IST
In one of the more striking moments of a pointedly political Grammy Awards, host James Corden gathered celebrity readers — including Hillary Clinton — to read from Michael Wolfe's best-seller 'Fire and Fury' about President Donald Trump's White House.In a pre-taped segment, Corden said a shoo-in winner to next year's Grammys would be the audio book recording to 'Fire and Fury.' Snoop Dogg, John Legend and Cardi B were among those who tried reading from Wolfe's book. Cardi B said, 'He lives his life like this?!'But the star cameo was Clinton who read a brief excerpt from the book.Earlier in the broadcast, U2 performed in front of the Statue of Liberty. And Camila Cabello spoke passionately as 'a proud Cuban-Mexican born in Havana' on behalf of immigrants. Cabello said, 'This country was built by dreamers for dreamers chasing the American dream.'Among the winners, Ed Sheeran won the best pop vocal album and the best pop solo performance awards , Kendrick Lamar won the top honours for best rap album, rap song, rap performance, music video for Humble.Bollywood star Priyanka Chopra, attended the pre-Grammy Gala on Saturday, a day ahead of the annual Grammy Awards ceremony, had a fan moment of clicking a selfie with American record producer Quincy Jones. She was there in the capacity of the Global Brand Ambassador of HARMAN International, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Samsung Electronics. “Oh just us... Quincy Jones you rule! But then you always knew that. Grammys #musicfan,” Priyanka posted on Instagram with the selfie. For the party, Priyanka wore a white ensemble.Oh just us.. @quincydjones u rule! But then u always knew that.. #grammys #musicfan @harmankardonA post shared byPriyanka Chopra(@priyankachopra) onJan 27, 2018 at 7:03pm PSTHere’s a list of early winners at the awards night:Record of the Year:24 KMagicSong of the year (songwriter’s award):That’s What I Like.Best new artist: Alessia Cara.Best pop solo performance: Shape of You, Ed Sheeran.Best pop duo/group performance: “Feel It Still,” Portugal. The Man.Best traditional pop vocal album: “Tony Bennett Celebrates 90,” various artists.Best pop vocal album: Divide, Ed Sheeran.Best rock album: A Deeper Understanding, The War on Drugs.Best alternative music album: Sleep Well Beast, The National.Best rap album: DAMN., Kendrick Lamar.Best rap song: HUMBLE., Kendrick Lamar.Best rap performance: Kendrick Lamar.Best urban contemporary album: Starboy, The Weeknd.Best R&B album: 24K Magic, Bruno Mars.Best R&B performance: Bruno Mars.Best R&B song: That’s What I Like, Bruno Mars.Best dance/electronic album: 3-D The Catalogue.Best country album: From A Room: Volume 1, Chris Stapleton.Best jazz vocal album: Dreams And Daggers, Cecile McLorin Salvant.Best jazz instrumental album: Rebirth, Billy Childs.Best compilation soundtrack for visual media: La La Land.Best music video: HUMBLE., Kendrick LamarRapper Kendrick Lamar and pop superstar Lady Gaga opened the Grammy Awards on Sunday with immediate if understated political touches. With a US flag in the backdrop, Lamar launched into a fierce rap at New York’s Madison Square Garden, on a stage full of dancers clad in camouflage. The number then transformed into a frenetic, kung fu-inspired routine in which his troupe fell to the ground as if hit by bullets.U2 frontman Bono emerged behind him to join in their collaboration XXX., whose lyrics include: “America, God bless you if it’s good to you.”Lady Gaga quickly followed Lamar by performing her songs Joanne and Million Reasons. In a nod to the growing women’s movement against sexual abuse, Gaga -- who has spoken of being raped -- whispered from the piano: Time’s up.
January 29, 2018 09:43 IST