- A weekend of unusual journeys (IANS Books This Weekend)(11:06)
New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) This weekend, journey into the innermost chambers of the diary and mind of renowned Indian poet-scholar A K Ramanujan; Hop onto a train - or eighty - that take you around the world; And finally, begin the 100-day sojourn to a healthier and well-exercised brain.
- Marvel films might have superheroes in different sizes(10:02)
Seoul, April 19 (IANS) Marvel Studios want their films to "reflect audiences all over the globe that are cheering" their work. Though they are going big on diversity, they are yet to have a plus-size superhero or someone who doesn't have an envious physique. But this might change "sooner than you think", says Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige.
- I'm not scared of failure: Varun Dhawan(15:38)
New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) Varun Dhawan is expanding his horizon with each of his projects -- be it "Badrinath Ki Dulhania", "October" and the recent release "Kalank", which has become the highest opener of 2019 so far. The actor says he treats each project as a challenge, and pushes himself to improve his craft.
- Scars and colour: Showbiz brings alive shades of beauty(10:22)
New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) Decades before Deepika Padukone chose to play a girl with an acid-scarred face on the big screen, Zeenat Aman and Rekha essayed strong women with disfigured faces in films, a medium where the heroine has typically lent glamour.
- 'Kalank': First-class performances save film (IANS Review, Rating: **1/2)(18:00)
Film: "Kalank"; Director: Abhishek Varman; Cast: Alia Bhatt, Varun Dhawan, Sonakshi Sinha, Aditya Roy Kapur, Kunal Kemmu, Sanjay Dutt, Madhuri Dixit, Kiara Advani, Hiten Tejwani, Kriti Sanon; Rating: **1/2
- I lack 'adaa' of yesteryear heroines: Alia Bhatt(12:00)
Mumbai, April 17 (IANS) Actress Alia Bhatt believes she lacks the grace of yesteryear heroines, but says "Kalank" has given her a chance to play a "full-on" Hindi film heroine which she was dying to essay.
- This tiny cell is good news for cancer survivors (Health Feature)(11:54)
Bengaluru, April 17 (IANS) A scientist at the National Institute for Research in Reproductive Health (NIRRH) in Mumbai -- an institute under the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) -- says a new type of stem cell identified by her team can help restore fertility in men and women who have undergone treatment for cancer.
- Colour is secondary to talent: Vir Das(11:48)
New Delhi, April 17 (IANS) Vir Das is not comfortable with the term "actor of colour". The actor-comedian says diversity is important, but artistes should be cast because of talent not skin colour.
- Hotstar heats up OTT game in India(15:56)
New Delhi, April 16 (IANS) In a country where sports and films are prime attractions, the VIVO IPL 2019 has driven the reach of OTT platform Hotstar to an unprecedented 267 million viewers, which is way more than the 148 million global subscriber base of streaming giant Netflix.
- Actresses slowly getting their monetary due: Kriti(14:56)
New Delhi, April 16 (IANS) Pay disparity has been a concern in the Hindi film industry, but things are changing, believes Kriti Sanon. The actress says the situation is getting balanced out, with female actors also getting what they deserve monetarily.