Everything you need to know about Bela: news, reviews, in-depth analysis, opinion and more
Everything you need to know about Bela: news, reviews, in-depth analysis, opinion and more
London, Apr 23 (ANI): Simon Cowell is trying to preserve his looks by kicking his 40-a-day habit and puffing on vaporising ciggies instead.
Beijing, Apr. 21 (Xinhua-ANI): Italian President Giorgio Napolitano on Saturday won election for a second mandate in a move to solve Italy's political impasse.
Los Angeles, April 6 (IANS) Hollywood actress Jessica Alba says she will only accept roles which are worth leaving her kids alone for. The 31-year-old admits she hates being away from her children.
Yangon, March 26 (IANS) The death toll in a communal riot in Myanmar has risen to 40, according to an official media report Tuesday.
London, March 24 (ANI): Beyonce's father Mathew Knowles has opened up about his bitter rift with his famous daughter, admitting he is devastated at being pushed out of her life.
Washington, March 22 (ANI): Kim Kardashian reportedly confessed that she was genuinely in love with Kris Humphries when they tied the knot as she sat through a secret nine-hour divorce deposition at her lawyer Laura Wasser's office on Tuesday.
Washington, March 15 (ANI): Women who work the night shift may have an increased risk of ovarian cancer, new research has warned.
Los Angeles, March 13 (IANS) Actor Nicolas Cage regrets turning down a chance to voice the friendly green character Shrek for the 2001 film.
London, Mar. 10 (ANI): Thirty three percent of workers will come to office even if they are suffering from cold, a survey has revealed.
Washington, Feb. 28 (ANI): 10 percent of people have confessed that they have actually made love at their work place, a survey has revealed.
London, Feb 27 (ANI): Vatican officials have said that Pope Benedict XVI will be known as 'pope emeritus' and will retain the honorific 'His Holiness' after he steps down on Thursday.
London, Feb. 24 (ANI): , Cardinal Keith O'Brien, the most senior Catholic clergyman in Britain to the Vatican has been reportedly involved in inappropriate behaviour stretching back 30 years, three priests and a former priest in Scotland have reported.
Washington, Feb. 22 (ANI): President Barack Obama has said he still has not made up his mind about where his presidential library will be located.
London, Feb 15 (ANI): Piers Morgan believes that he is now a pin-up for both men and women, as he even gets underwear sent to him in the post.
London, Feb 13 (ANI): Its official, gifting cooking and cleaning objects as Valentine's Day gifts are the worst.
Washington, Jan 22 (IANS/EFE) Beyonce sang the US national anthem to conclude President Barack Obama's inauguration ceremony as he began his second term in office.
Los Angeles, Jan 19 (IANS) Singer-actress Selena Gomez says she doesn't pay attention to any speculation about her love life.
Melbourne, Jan 17 (IANS) Results on Day Four of the Australian Open Thursday (prefix number denotes seeding):
Mumbai, Jan 11 (IANS) After "Shirin Farhad Ki Toh Nikal Padi", Bela Sehgal is scripting her second directorial and says she will roll the camera for the comedy once her filmmaker brother Sanjay Leela Bhansali approves the draft.
Panaji, Jan 10 (IANS) Casinos in Goa will now be monitored. And for gamblers, entering licenced gambling hubs would be akin to walking into an income tax office.
Moscow, Jan 9 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A Dutch artist has made a bid to register the name "Allah" as a trademark, saying it is an "incredibly beautiful name".
Los Angeles, Jan 8 (IANS) Actor Arnold Schwarzenegger says he loves playing funny roles and thinks he is gifted with comic timing.
Mumbai, Dec 24 (IANS) Do explicit movie scenes and double-meaning songs and dialogues incite sexual violence? Many think so. But most directors in the Hindi film industry don't agree.
Mumbai, Dec 24 (IANS) Veteran actress Daisy Irani, last seen in Bela Sehgal's "Shirin Farhad Ki Toh Nikal Padi", feels strongly about the Delhi gang-rape case that is making headlines, and says the rapists should be severely punished.
San Juan, Dec 17 (IANS/EFE) Puerto Rican urban music band Calle 13 performed at Isla Grande Pier in their first concert in San Juan after a three-year absence.
Washington, Dec 14 (IANS/RIA Novosti) It's not all that uncommon for someone to change their last name, perhaps when they get married, or become a famous movie star. But one US entrepreneur had a different reason to change his name.
Moscow, Dec 6 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Twenty-one customs officers at a Lithuanian customs checkpoint have been detained on suspicion of corruption and abuse of office, the Customs Department said.
London, Dec 4 (IANS) In a bid to reduce their office commutation bills, some people in Britain are sleeping in their cars overnight than driving back home from work every day, The Sun reported.
Washington, November 27 (ANI): People often do not recall things they have seen - or at least walked by - hundreds of times, a new UCLA psychology study has revealed.
Washington, Nov 13 (IANS) US First Lady Michelle Obama loves watching period drama "Downton Abbey" so much that she has reportedly requested ITV chiefs to send over the third series to her ahead of its official US launch date.
Auraiya, Nov. 13 (ANI): At least eight persons, including six members of a family, were killed today in an explosion that took place inside a house here where firecrackers were being manufactured illegally for the Diwali festival.
Los Angeles, Nov 8 (IANS) Actor Leonardo DiCaprio has put his Malibu mansion on sale for 14.4 million pounds.
Washington, Nov 7 (ANI): US President Barack Obama has said that he had both concession and victory speeches prepared for election night.
Washington, Nov 6 (ANI): Halle Berry has revealed that she cut her hair short in order to catch attention of casting directors.
London, Nov. 4 (ANI): Italian comedian turned politician Beppe Grillo, whose web-based democracy and anti-corruption campaigning led Italy by storm, has been dragged into a row after he was accused of being a "medieval" sexist.
Dubai, Nov 2 (IANS/WAM) The UAE finance ministry has urged its staff to use the public transport system for travelling to office in a bid to promote eco-friendly practices.
Milan, Oct 28 (IANS) AC Milan president Silvio Berlusconi admitted that his football club "needs to be looked after at the moment", local media reported.
Mumbai, Oct 26 (IANS) Bollywood is going pan-Indian. The Punjabi 'mundas' and 'kudis' - the staple of so many movies - are making way for Marathi 'mulgis' and Parsi 'dikras' as Hindi films roll out a tapestry showcasing the diversity that is India.
Mumbai, Oct 25 (IANS) Editor-turned-director Bela Sehgal is gearing up to direct her second film and says it will go on the floors after her brother Sanajy Leela Bhansali wraps up his "Ram Leela".
London, October 10 (ANI): Ten people a day are dying of blood clots as more and more workers eat at their desk, researchers say.
Moscow, Oct 8 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Kyrgyzstan's former military prosecutor Kubatbek Kozhonaliyev has been arrested over an alleged coup attempt, his lawyer said Monday.
Rio de Janeiro, Oct 8 (IANS/EFE) Seven Brazilian fishermen were rescued alive Saturday after swimming for almost three days in the ocean following their shipwreck Wednesday night, officials said.
Washington, Sep. 13 (ANI): The number of Americans satisfied with the country's direction has nearly tripled over the past year.
Washington, September 7 (ANI): Tamara Ecclestone feels like she is "mourning the death of someone" after her boyfriend cheated on her.
Film: 'Neethaane En Ponvasantham'; Music Director: Ilayaraja; Lyricist: Na Muthukumar; Singers: Yuvan Shankar Raja, Karthik, Sunidhi Chauhan, Ramya NSK, Ilayaraja, Suraj Jagan and Bela Shende; Rating: ****
Rome, Sep 6 (IANS) Italy has averted the worst case scenario of the debt crisis and economic recovery in the eurozone's third largest economy is within reach, Italian Prime Minister Mario Monti said.
New Delhi, Aug 30 (IANS) After Sujoy Gosh's "Kahaani", director Ali Abbas Zafar has chosen Kolkata as the backdrop for his film "Gunday", which stars Ranveer Singh and Arjun Kapoor.
Mumbai, Aug 25 (IANS) Sanjay Leela Bhansali is 49, a bachelor, and says he truly believes in the concept of his sister Bela Sehgal's directorial debut "Shirin Farhad Ki Toh Nikal Padi", which deals with love between two 40-plus individuals.
Mumbai, Aug 25 (IANS) Debutant director Bela Sehgal is all smiles about the response to her movie "Shirin Farhad Ki Toh Nikal Padi", and says she doesn't rule out making a sequel to the romantic comedy.
Film: "Shirin Farhad Ki Toh Nikal Padi"; Starring: Boman Irani, Farah Khan; Directed by: Bela Bhansali Sehgal; Rating: ***
Mumbai, Aug 22 (IANS) Actor Boman Irani reveals that his wife Zenobia was excited to hear that Farah Khan will act opposite him in "Shirin Farhad Ki Toh Nikal Padi" and urged him to say yes to the movie.
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) Gear up for a fun ride this weekend with distinct comedies like "Shirin Farhad Ki Toh Nikal Padi", "From Sydney With Love" and "Delhi In A Day", all of which are releasing Friday.
Ankara, Aug 21 (IANS) At least eight people were killed and 60 injured in a powerful blast in Turkey's Gaziantep province Monday, an official statement said.
San Francisco, Aug 3 (IANS) Apple has applied for a patent on iPad Smart Cover with an embedded secondary display designed to enhance the functionality of the tablet computer.
Washington, July 31 (ANI): US President Barack Obama has expressed confidence of winning another term in office if the presidential elections were held today.
New York, July 31 (IANS/EFE) Fans of singer Ricky Martin, currently appearing on Broadway in a revival of the musical "Evita", may soon be able to see him from the comfort of their living rooms, as the Puerto Rican star has signed on with NBC's Universal Television.
New Delhi, July 30 (IANS) His marriage plans have always drawn public interest, but for now Bollywood actor John Abraham says he has no clue about his marriage.
Mumbai, July 29 (IANS) Women directors, with or without support of their Bollywood connections, are proving their versatility and creativity in the industry with unique stories and fresh storytelling.
Mumbai, July 28 (IANS) He can play the funny man, the bad man, but not the lover boy, says actor Boman Irani, who admits he was a tad uncomfortable performing a romantic role opposite Farah Khan in "Shirin Farhad Ki Toh Nikal Padi".
Mumbai, July 27 (IANS) Choreographer-turned-director turned actress Farah Khan agreed to make her acting debut with "Shirin Farhad Ki Toh Nikal Padi" only once its makers agreed to remove a kissing scene from the script.
Mumbai, July 26 (IANS) Farah Khan says her family has supported her in her acting debut "Shirin Farhad Ki Toh Nikal Padi", but she isn't sure if her husband Shirish Kunder would go and see the film.
Kuala Lumpur, July 22 (IANS) Malaysia is removing its citizens from Syria following the fast deteriorating security situation in that country, according to Malaysian foreign minister Anifah Aman.
Moscow, July 19 (IANS) A woman worker at an airport in Russia was injured but had a miraculous escape Thursday when she was hit by the propeller of an An-24 aircraft, RIA Novosti reported.
Nagpur, July 19 (IANS) Matoshri Veenadevi Darda, widow of the late freedom fighter Jawaharlal Darda, died here Thursday after prolonged illness, family sources said.
Washington, July 18 (ANI): George W Bush has made it abundantly clear that although it was "awesome" being president for eight years, he doesn't miss life in political office.
Mumbai, July 17 (IANS) First time director Bela Sehgal has managed to pull off a spoof on Karan Johar's "Kuch Kuch Hota Hai" by making actors Boman Irani and Farah Khan pose just the way Shah Rukh Khan and Kajol did for the 1998 blockbuster.
Mumbai, July 16 (IANS) Filmmaker Karan Johar Monday said that legendary love sagas does not inspire him and he believes in recreating new stories for his films.
London, July 15 (IANS) Men may now need to think twice before questioning a woman's intelligence at home or in the office. Psychologists have found female IQ scores have risen above men's for the first time in 100 years.
Los Angeles, July 15 (IANS) Actor Arnold Schwarzenegger said he missed doing action movies during his stint in politics.
Mumbai, July 14 (IANS) Madhur Bhandarkar's ambitious project "Heroine" has been cleared by the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) with an A-certificate. The filmmaker isn't surprised.
Sana'a, July 12 (IANS/WAM) A UAE plane carrying 44 tonnes of food aid reached Sana'a Thursday.
Mumbai, July 12 (IANS) A cosy picture of Shilpa Shetty with a baby is doing the rounds on internet, claiming the little one in the picture is the actress's son Viaan. But Shilpa denies it.
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Mumbai, June 28 (IANS) That she is filmmaker Sanjay Leela Bhansali's sister has made her journey into showbiz trouble free, admits editor-turned-director Bela Sehgal whose first venture "Shirin Farhad Ki Toh Nikal Padi" is ready for release.
Mumbai, June 27 (IANS) Shah Rukh Khan says in the absence of his parents, he confides his secrets and fears in his profession -- acting.
Mumbai, June 22 (IANS) Editor-turned-director Bela Sehgal, who feels there is no expiry date for marriage and narrates the same story in her first directorial venture, says her family too wishes that filmmaker brother Sanjay Leela Bhansali gets married.
Mumbai, June 20 (IANS) Choreographer-director Farah Khan, who is making her acting debut with "Shirin Farhad Ki Toh Nikal Padi" opposite actor Boman Irani, says she couldn't have done it without her husband Shirish Kunder's support.
Islamabad, June 18 (IANS) Five Pakistani girls who were reportedly killed on the orders of a tribal council for dancing and clapping with two young men in the northwest tribal region are still alive, a minister has said.
Islamabad, June 15 (ANI): Pakistan's Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa government have airlifted a four-member team to Peech Bela in an effort to gather information on the alleged execution of five Kohistani women on the orders of a tribal jirga.
Mumbai, June 13 (IANS) Everyone has loved Farah Khan's new avatar in debutante director Bela Bhansali's film, "Shirin Farhad Ki Toh Nikal Padi", but Farah's family and friends were as apprehensive as her before the first look of the movie. Some even made fun of her role.
Mumbai, June 8 (IANS) Unit members of the upcoming film "Ek Thi Daayan" were in for a shock Friday when they entered the sets of the film in Filmcity - a leopard was waiting inside for them.
London, June 3 (ANI): The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in the US released a statement on Friday saying that there is no cause to fear the walking dead - Zombies.
Mumbai, May 31 (IANS) Dancing diva Madhuri Dixit unveiled the first look of Bela Bhansali Sehgal's directorial debut "Shirin Farhad Ki Toh Nikal Padi" and says the film's story is different and that it will do well.
Mumba, May 31 (IANS) Farah Khan, who makes her acting debut with 'Shirin Farhad Ki Toh Nikal Padi', says she was completely shocked when she was offered the role of Shirin in Bela Bhansali Sehgal's directorial debut.
San Juan, May 31 (IANS/EFE) Panama's Ruben Blades and Puerto Rican Cheo Feliciano this week released their salsa album "Eba Say Aja" after seven years of work in different recording studios.
Tokyo, May 29 (ANI): Former Japanese Prime Minister Naoto Kan has said the government should accept responsibility for the last year's Fukushima disaster.
New Delhi, April 10 (IANS) Hindus in Pakistan are feeling "angry and helpless" after being targeted in a spate of incidents, including abductions and forced conversion of girls, says a leading rights activist and a Hindu leader.
New York, Feb 28 (ANI): The Philippines edition of British lad magazine, FHM, has apologised and dumped its March cover showing a fair-skinned model surrounded by a group of black models after 'racism' outcry.
New Delhi, Feb 26 (ANI): A surprise birthday party was hosted for Sanjay Leela Bhansali at his home on Feb 24 as he turned 48.
London, Jan 7 (ANI): Daniel Radcliffe admitted that he is quite bad at romance and didn't know what to do when he started dating his current girlfriend.
Despite winning just one match out of three league matches, Maldives is quite confident to beat five time South Asian Football Federation (SAFF) Cup Champion.....
New Delhi, Sep.9 (ANI): Investigators probing Wednesday's bomb blast outside the Delhi High Court are yet to come out with any specific leads two days after the tragedy that has so far claimed 13 lives and injured over 70 others.
Washington, Aug 29 (ANI): 'The Help' defied the menacing Hurricane Irene to finish at the top spot at the box office yet again.
Washington, August 19 (ANI): Researchers have developed a new drug to treat malignant melanoma, a deadliest form of skin cancer.
Kuala Lumpur, August 14 (ANI): Hungry Ghosts or Phor Thor festival, the Chinese equivalent of Halloween, is still celebrated in great scale by the Chinese in Penang in the month of August - the seventh lunar month of the Chinese calendar.
Washington, Aug 11 (ANI): Hit family movie 'The Smurfs' is set to enthral the audiences again, as the movie is now heading for a sequel.
Washington, Aug 9 (ANI): Filmmaker Michael Moore has publicly called on Hollywood actor Matt Damon to run for US president in 2012, after praising him for taking a 'courageous' stand on key political issues.
Nevada (US), August 4 (ANI): The Hindus have expressed dismay at Hungary's new law on religion, which they said was a setback to religious equality.
Washington, July 26 (ANI): 'Slumdog Millionaire' actress Freida Pinto has revealed that she "felt bad" watching her 'Immortals' co-stars stick to their strict diets during filming for the mythological Greek epic.