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'Zero' Actor Shah Rukh Khan
November 30, 2018

3 Reasons why Shah Rukh Khan is literally ‘zero’

While the graphs of Aamir Khan and Salman Khan‘s career have grown exponentially over the past few years, ‘Baadshah’ Shah Rukh Khan has been struggling between flop and mediocre movies. Dear Zindagi (2016) was perhaps SRK’s last movie to date, where his role — of a mind ‘therapist’ — was appreciated by both audiences and critics alike. Post this Alia Bhatt starrer, however, Shah Rukh was seen struggling in the […]

Girija Oak alias Meghna Nikade of Ladies Special
November 27, 2018

Meet Girija Oak: Meghna Nikade of Ladies Special

A prominent face in Marathi movies and soap operas, Girija Oak Godbole will now be seen in Ladies Special as Meghna Nikade. Ladies Special was a popular show and it’s all set to hit the screen again with its second season, all credit to renowned producer, Vipul D Shah. The first season of the show revolved around four ladies who traveled by the local train of Mumbai – Ladies Special. […]

Director Amit Ravindernath Kumar
November 27, 2018

Director Amit Ravindernath Sharma: 6 Things to know

Only a handful of people were familiar with the name ‘Amit Ravindernath Sharma’ before the release of Ayushmann Khurrana starrer Badhaai Ho. However, this is not the director’s debut film; Sharma helmed his first movie –starring Arjun Kapoor and Sonakshi Sinha — three years before the inception of Badhaai Ho! Any guesses on its name? Yes, you got it right! It was ‘Tevar’. Tevar, though, failed miserably at the box […]

You have probably heard the name Ian Rankin because you have read one or all of his series of bestselling Inspector Rebus novels. While he is best known for writing those ‘decent-enough’ novels, there is more to Ian Rankin that we believe all his fans should know: Ian Rankin’s Early Life Ian was born in the Kingdom of Fife in 1960 to James and Isobel Rankin. He went on to study at the University of Edinburgh, where he graduated with an English Literature degree in 1982, though his parents wanted him to study a trade at the university instead of literature. For three years after graduating, he worked on getting a PhD in Scottish literature while writing novels at the same time. Before he became popular with the Rebus novels, he did a number of odd jobs- he worked as a journalist, a taxman, a swineherd and a grape picker. His First Novel To this day, his first novel, Summer Rites, remains unpublished. His second novel titled The Flood was published in 1986, for which he received around 300 Pounds from the publisher. A year later in 1987, he released the first of the Rebus novels, Knots and Crosses Personal Life Ian lives in Edinburgh with his beautiful wife, Miranda whom he married in 1986. They have two sons, Jack and Kit. Ian Rankin’s Money and Spending He is estimated to have a net worth of $10 Million. One report claimed that Ian was worth about $25 million, but he quickly refuted that claim saying that he was barely worth even half of that figure. Ian believes the best investment that he ever made was getting a Sony Vaio laptop computer in 1997 for 300 Pounds. Role Models Ian counts Muriel Spark (The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie) and James Hogg (Confessions of a Justified Sinner) as his significant influences. He Took A Year Off Writing Following the news of his friend and co-author Gavin Wallace “dropping dead”, Ian decided that it was time to recharge his “batteries”. He took time off writing and spent the year travelling. Rankin’s works have been translated into more than 20 languages. He has also received a lot of honours over the years. These include a Raymond Chandler Fulbright fellowship, four Crime Writer’s Association Dagger and even an OBE for the great services he has rendered to literature and readers all over the globe. Do you like Ian Rankin's books? Let us know in the comments below!
November 26, 2018

6 Things you should know about writer Ian Rankin

You have probably heard the name Ian Rankin because you have read one or all of his series of bestselling Inspector Rebus novels. While he is best known for writing those ‘decent-enough’ novels, there is more to Ian Rankin that, we believe, all his fans should know: Ian Rankin’s Early Life Ian was born in the Kingdom of Fife in 1960 to James and Isobel Rankin. He went on to […]

Annu Kapoor facts and things you should know
November 24, 2018

10 Things you should know about Annu Kapoor

The 90s born perhaps know him as the host of Antakshri. Things changed for him after he played the role of snarky Dr. Chadha in the movie Vicky Donor. It’s been a whopping 30 years that Annu Kapoor has been entertaining the Indian audiences. In these three decades, Kapoor has ‘accumulated’ many achievements, which have catapulted his status to an ‘evergreen’ star. Here we are with some amazing and interesting […]

Aparshakti Khurana
November 19, 2018

8 Things you didn’t know about Aparshakti Khurrana

Sometimes, when your elder sibling is getting all the limelight, you tend to feel a little inferior. However, this is not the case with Aparshakti Khurrana, whose elder brother Ayushmann is riding high on success after back-to-back hits in Andhadhun and Badhaai Ho. Although Aparshakti has just started to walk in the footsteps of his brother, success doesn’t seem far away from him, and his performace in Dangal should stand […]

Director Ayan Mukerji facts and things to know
November 15, 2018

Director Ayan Mukerji: 8 Facts you need to know

Anything done without purpose or direction has no meaning at all! Be it personal or professional, a direction is imperative in every facet of life, and Bollywood is no exception to this rule. There can’t be any movie without a director giving proper directions to those working in front of the camera. Ayan Mukerji is one such director who has impressed the audience with his work in some of the […]

Actor Vijay Raaz facts and things to know
November 3, 2018

6 Things you should know about Vijay Raaz

You either know him as Vijay Raaz or as the guy who ate ‘Kauua Biryani’. There is no ‘not knowing him.’ One of the finest actors in the Bollywood Industry today, Vijay Raaz is known for his prominent work in Journey Bombay to Goa, Welcome, Saat Uchakkey, Delhi Belly, and many other hit flicks. While most of us know Vijay for his work, there are many personal as well as […]

List of celebrities accused under India's #MeToo
October 13, 2018

India’s #MeToo: List of celebrities accused of sexual harassment

While some are lending credence to it, there are ‘some’ who are in grave trouble due to the same. Also, there are a few who have branded it as nothing but a marketing gimmick or a ‘publicity stunt tool.’ If you have failed to recognize what exactly we are talking about, then without further ado, let’s bring into limelight the #MeToo Campaign. What came into existence almost a year ago […]

Here are a few things that you hould know about Batla House encounter before John Abraham's Batla House release
September 28, 2018

Before ‘Batla House’ Release: A few things about Batla House Encounter

John Abraham to Spearhead Operation Batla House Gone are those days when the movie industry revolved around mere fiction scripts. Apart from being a source of entertainment, these motion pictures now introduce people to a slew of real-life stories unbeknown to them. From biopics to documentaries and heroic as well as patriotic events, movies strive to put forward non-fiction stories with modifications that hardly tamper the original timeline. Batla House […]

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