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Ali Fazal Victoria & Abdul shared very intriguing relationship. When Ali read the script, how did he put in perspective? Sharing equal screen space with seasoned actress, Academy Award Winner Judi Dench. How much royalty rubbed-off on Ali? Abdul Karim cooked for Queen Victoria, Curry was on menu every Sunday! Did Ali Fazal curry favor with Judi Dench or Director Stephen Frears? Bringing a character to life who was basically erased from part of history Which souvenir will Ali bring back to India from Britain's possession? Hollywood offers?

Hrithik Roshan
heart to heart! Why Bang Bang most thrilling & brightest film for Hrithik? His take on co-star Katrina! Difference between Tom Cruise & him in the remake? Why he said life is not supposed to be fair? Happiest character despite greatest challenges! Entire journey – a great victory for Hrithik besides a roller coaster ride! What is his great example? Hitting the wall! How he shocked Hollywood stunt coordinator Andy Armstrong? His in-depth response to 5 Key words from Lakshmi! Hrithik like never before!
Stars of Jersey Boys John Lloyd Young, Erich Bergen & Michael Lomenda in conversation with Lakshmi Baweja.
Why did they say this is Clint Eastwood’s only Bollywood ending!
Actor Tiger Shroff on getting named Tiger versus his birth name Jai Hemant? Who does the heropanti at home between his father Jackie Shroff & him? Creating his own identity! What annoys him about his sweet co-star Kriti Sanon?
Actress Kriti Sanon: How she got break in Bollywood! Working with South Indian Superstar Mahesh Babu versus newcomer Tiger Shroff. Her wish list of Bollywood actors.
Actor Jason Bateman's Directorial debut Bad Words! Crude comedy with spelling bee as a background. Balancing politically incorrect script for audience! Profanity riffing bad words with child actor Rohan Chand. Will he right a wrong?
Priyanka Chopra: Priyanka Chopra like never before in a special interview with Lakshmi. Song she sang in joy! Will she bring Beyonce to IIFA? Her latest collaboration and new single in works! Her excitement! Her guilt? What she whispered? Response to Gerard Butler's proposal on India Waves TV. Her knock-out punch in Mary Kom? Who's the real Gunday? Why she's excited for Gunday? Is she shooting for the moon? Her high standards set for the man in her life! What she needs & desires!
Director Imtiaz Ali: Did Alia favor Imtiaz by saying yes to Highway? Why his characters breakaway from relationship? Confused about love and admits never uses in his films or personal life?
Actress Alia Bhatt: Highway journey, working with Karan Johar & Imtiaz Ali.
Anil Kapoor: IIFA Premier in America, 24 Series second season on Televison, Words of wisdom for daughter Sonam Kapoor, Projects in India & possibly in US
Ranbir Kapoor:
Besharam, The buzz making photos with Katrina Kaif on beach? His take on Katrina Kaif’s open letter to Media? Co-stars dad Rishi Kapoor & mom Neetu Singh! After record shattering Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani, Confirming next with Deepika Padukone!
Insidious:
Director James Wan (The Conjuring) & Writer Leigh Whannel
(makers of Saw & Paranormal Activity)
Kareena Kapoor, "There's always time for love...I've been in relationships ever since I've been in films." How do Saif & Kareena balance careers post marriage? Will Saif & Kareena pair together on big screen? Films with Imran Khan, Emraan Hashmi & Hrithik Roshan.
The Conjuring. James revealed why audience like to be scared.
Girish Kumar
launched by his father Producer Kumar Taurani of Tips Industries in Ramaiya Vastavaiya. How did he prepare for his debut? Was Katrina Kaif too old to work with him? Does he aspire to be a superstar? How much did he charge his producer dad for his first film?
Vidya Balan:
What motivated her to enter comedy genre in Ghanchakkar? After playing a protagonist in The Dirty Picture & Kahaani, how challenging was to play second fiddle to Emran Hashmi? Did playing a Punjaban come to her advantage on reel vs Mrs Siddharth Roy Kapoor in real life? Working in Hollywood films?
Emran Hashmi:
What makes Ghanchakkar different from all your other films? Why he feels film industry is full of ghanchakkars? Is he satisfied as an actor? Did Vidya Balan show her dominance on sets being film producer's wife? Why Emran does not watch his own films?
Henry Cavill:
Excitement to be the new Superman in Man of Steel. From 6 packs to 8 packs. James Bond offer. Being Immortal superhero!
Deepika Padukone:
Did she expect Ranbir & her to be superstars today? Time management with 5 big projects in one year? Her plans to visit USA soon!! Why Deepika would like to work with Ranbir again?
Tamannaah Bhatia:
Himmatwala! Ajay Devgan a fine human being! Her next film with Akshay Kumar! Working in South Indian films vs Bollywood.
Alice Englert & Alden Ehrenreich:
What is the edge of the movie Beautiful Creatures over the book? Their recurring dreams! If they were Casters in real life, will they use their supernatural powers consructively or...?? The most Beautiful Creature in their life?
Deepika Padukone:
Race 2 sequel edge? Who wins the Race between Saif, John & Deepika? How John & Deepika pull of brother-sisterly act? What makes her unconventional characters fun & exciting? Deepika on Reel Vs Real? On her upcoming films with Ranbir, Shahrukh & Sanjay Bhansali! + more!!
Anil Kapoor:
Bollywood & Hollywood actor's miniseries 24 hours to be shot in India? Why he may not do Hollywood movie with Orlando Bloom & Kirsten Dunst?
Anushka Sharma:
Socially awkward? What makes her so successful? On her upcoming films P.K.(Peekay) with Amir Khan & Bombay Velvet with Ranbir Kapoor!
Amir Khan
:
Is Amir under pressure to match 3 Idiots highest Bollywood film box office record in USA? His plans for live concert show in USA? Does he believe he is an Academy Award caliber artist? SRK, Salman & Amir Khan's game plan?
Joe Wright: Director on theatricalizing Tolstoy's Anna Karenina, His Diwali celebration with wife Anoushka Shankar. Why he compares Anna Karenina to Bollywood film. His reaction to Jude Law's comment on married life? Wife Anoushka's lullaby in his film! What is his favorite Hindi phrase?
Ken Naz:
President, Eros International, USA, Canada & Americas on biggest franchise in Indian Cinemas-Eros continues to provide family friendly entertainment
Ajay Devgan:
Son of Sardar-What makes Ajay a great friend for Salman to give his song & Akshay Kumar to give away his film title? Will his stand against Yashraj Films benefit Bollywood film industry? Playing Sardar in SOS versus his Best Actor National Award winning Bhagat Singh? Who has upper hand between Ajay & wife Kajol?
Ang Lee:
After Brokeback Mountain & Crouching Tiger, Academy Award winner on meeting audience expectations with Life Of Pi in 3D!
Alia Bhatt, Sidharth Malhotra
& Varun Dhawan: Student of the Year aunch by Karan Johar & Shahrukh Khan home production! Why their celebrity parents disowned them? Why Alia did not want to be launched by father Mahesh Bhatt! Among the three, who deserves SOTY award?
Karan Johar
: Who was delight or a challenge to direct in Student of the Year? Karan's original choice for starcast? Karan's edge if he was awarded SOTY? Rishi plays or implies a gay character? Why Karan feels SOTY is made on "a monumental scale with newcomers?"
Madhur Bhandarkar
: Why Madhur made movie on Heroine & not a Hero? Was Kareena’s salary an inflated figure? How did Madhur verify his claim Heroine is 70% fact? Was he restrained by budget or antagonizing Bollywood fraternity? His take on Tabu, Priyanka, Bipasha, Konkana, Aishwarya + much more!
Gary Oldman
: The Dark Knight Rises Box Office collection! His greatest accomplishment + more.
Jay Chandrasekhar & Kevin Heffernan: Latest film The Babymakers. How far will they go buy diamond for the lady love? Population explosion Vs. Sperm Donation! Update on legal matter with Fox on Super Troopers! Who inspired Jay to play Indian Mafia?
Abhishek Bachchan:
Was there a gap or compromise between Abhishek & Director Rohit Shetty’s kind of humor in Bol Bachchan! Why he calls Ajay Devgan elder brother? Does he sing for his wife Aishwarya Rai Bachchan & daughter Aaradhya! Will Abhishek act in remake of Big B film?
Adam Shankman
: Rock of Ages: Mission Impossible accomplished! Adam brings "rock star" out of Tom Cruise! Resisting sexual exploitation in "rock theme" film yet there was a "first time" romantic duet with two guys?
Sonakshi Sinha
: Who's rowdy between Akshay & Sonakshi? What's Common & uncommon between Salman & Akshay.Upcoming films Joker, Son of Sardar & Dabangg2?
Karisma Kapoor
: What motivated Karisma to revive Bollywood career? How she explains to her children why some Moms sign autographs? Karisma's sisterly advice to Kareena on marriage & more!
Project X: Oliver Cooper, Thomas Mann, Jonathan Daniel Brown! Is Project X game changer for them?
Aditi Rao Hydari
: Sparkling budding actress excited for her lead role in London Paris New York. SRK-"magical"?
Ali Zafar: Exhausted promoting his film! Chashme Baddoor with David Dhawan
Kareena Kapoor
: Highest paid #1 Bollywood Actress
Amy Jackson
: UK teen beauty queen makes Bollywood debut in EDT!
Prateik
: Ek Deewana Tha-his deewangi! His crush! Childhood dream to be a singer!
Imran Khan
: Rising star Imran Khan
Shahrukh Khan
: Don2! Why his daughter called him "naughty"? Does he have Tattoo? Why is US immigration on his mind? Will there be Don3?
Gary Oldman: His greatest accomplishment! Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy; The Dark Knight Rises(Batman Returns, The Dark Knight, Harry Potter, The Fifth Element)
Gerard Butler & Michelle Monaghan
: Machine Gun Preacher making Oscar buzz! Gerard preaching real Church audience, will Michelle attend his sermon?
Michelle's priorities in life? Gerard's friendship with Priyanka Chopra! Who is one of the most desirable bachelor waiting for? Priyanka? Was he joking or serious?
Ranbir Kapoor: Playboy image! Late Shammi Kapoor's last film with him. World concert tour. Deepika Padukone, Katrina Kaif, Sonam, Nargis Fakhri +
Immortals: Director Tarsem Singh (The Cell, The Fall), Producer Mark Canton (300 & The Spiderwick Chronicles), Henry Cavill (new Superman)
John Cho
: Did Harold & Kumar franchise shape or challenge his career? Calling himself a bad parent? What he doesn't want to share with his father (a Church Minister)?
Bollywood Icon Amitabh Bachchan: Aishwarya Rai's pregnancy....twins? His Cosmetic Surgery.
Actor Filmmaker Puneet Issar:
"I Am Singh"- a Sikh movement!
Shahid Kapoor
: First actor to pilot F16! Hurricane Irene affected Shahid in New York? Commitment? Priyanka Chopra, Vidya Balan & Kareena Kapoor?
Martin Sheen & Emilio Estevez: Father-son duo on "The Way"....exploring family roots or journey to self realization?
Salman Khan
: Philosopher? His hero? His priorities! Salman’s very special message to his fans! Salman doctrine to India Waves…..like never before!!
Teen Icon Emma Stone (The Help, Crazy Stupid Love, Easy A)
Actress Octavia Spencer & Director Tate Taylor (The Help)
Actress Deepika Padukone
Genelia D'Souza: South Indian film Bomarillu grossed $58M at Box office in India! Her expectations in Bollywood?
Jonah Hill
: Brad Pitt's Moneyball
Actors Jesse Eisenberg (The Social Network) & stand up comedian Aziz Ansari: 30 Minutes Or Less
Actress-Writer Brit Marling & Director Mike Cahill: Another Earth
Actor-Filmmaker-Singer Farhan Akhtar: Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara (Dil Chahta Hai, Rock On, Don & Don 2)
Filmmaker Wayne Wang: Snow Flower and the Secret Fan (Maid in Manhattan, The Joy Luck Club)
Abhishek Bachchan: Actor on balancing his wedding anniversary with wife Aishwarya Rai & promoting film; Bachchans peer pressure; buddy Rohan Sippy
Actress Saoirse Ronan & Director Joe Wright: Joe reveals his marriage to Anoushka Shankar, daughter of Pt. Ravi Shankar & becoming a father & more.
Sonam Kapoor
: Actress on refusing concert tour with Ranbir Kapoor? Mr. Right? Why will she not wear bikini?
Actor Lou Pucci & Director Jim Kohlberg: The Music Never Stopped
Filmmaker Danny Boyle: 127 Hours & Slumdog Millionaire
Director Duane Baughman: Bhutto The Film documentary based on life of Benazir Bhutto, Former Prime Minister of Pakistan
James Franco & Anne Hathaway: Why did Hathaway refuse to host even after Franco agreed to host Oscars?
Priyanka Chopra:
Did Priyanka feel empowered or disturbed killing 7 husbands? Her friendship with Akshay Kr, Harman, Shahid! Is it fun to be bad?
Akshay Kumar,
Actor rates Katrina perfect 10? Mother of 3 Farah Khan equals 10 men? SRK & Akshay pretend to be friends?
Farah Khan,
Choreographer turned Filmmaker rates her actress Mom who acted with Salman’s dad Salim Khan. Is Farah a tyrant on sets?
Imraan Khan,
actor on kissing Ranbir! Does he believe in Break ke Baad. His family & school connection in Bay Area...
Mandy Moore & Zachary Levi,
lended voices for lead characters Rapunzel & Flynn in "Tangled"
Sam Rockwell,
Actor, Conviction
Pamela Gray, Screenwriter, Conviction
Edward Norton, Actor, "Stone" (Academy Awards nominted)
Diane Lane,
Actress, "Secretariat" (Oscar®, SAG & Golden Globe® nominated)
Randall Wallace, Director, "Secretariat"; (Billion dollar Filmmaker: Braveheart, Pearl Harbor, The Man in the Iron Mask)
Davis Guggenheim, Director, Waiting For Superman
Nannette Burstein, Writer Director, Going The Distance
John Abraham Model/Actor ("My audience is my God father...We don't have an action hero today!")
Actor Idris Elba:Takers & Thor
Actor John C Reilly, & Filmmaker Jay Duplass
Jackson Rathbone
(The Twilight Saga fame) & Nicola Peltz: in M Night Shyamalan's The Last Airbender
Actors Hrithik Roshan & Barbara Mori
Filmaker Rakesh Roshan & Music Director Rajesh Roshan & Director Anurag Basu
Dipika Parmar: IW Talent debuts in Telugu film
Actor-Producer Harrison Ford
Steve Austin: WWE Superstar & Actor: The Condemned
Hip hop artists Juggy D & Veronica in a live concert
Dear John
stars Channing Tatum & Amanda Seyfried
Freida Pinto new face for L'Oreal replaces Aishwarya Rai
Shahrukh Khan
first World Exclusive on My Name is Khan
Salman Ahmad
of Junoon fame on his book "Rock & Roll Jihad"
Harrison Ford, Jennifer & Gavin Newsom, D Feinstein, Willie Brown...
'Extraordinary Measures' Red Carpet Premier
Adam Shankman & Nikki Blonsky: Hairspray: John Travolta, Christopher Walken, Queen Latifah, Michelle Pfeifer, Nikki Blonsky!
James Cameron
, Filmmaker: Avatar, Titanic, Terminator
Mark Henn & Michael Surrey, Walt Disney Animators
Rain, Pop singer, performer, actor
Actors Ashley Greene & Kellan Lutz: The Twilight Saga: New Moon
Max Records & Catherine Keener, Actors: Where the Wild Things Are
Jet Li, Martial arts icon
Max Mayer, Writer-Director: Adam
Hugh Dancy, Actor: Adam, Confessions of a Shopaholic
Cung Le, Martial Arts Champ & Actor: Pandorum
Shahrukh Khan Exclusives: Bollwood icon 1:1 and Personal & UpClose
John Cena: WWE Champ & Actor: 12 Rounds
Mallika Sherwat: Bollywood sex symbol on Hisss & underproduction based on SF DA Kamala Harris
Producer Govind Menon: Hisss
Filmmakers Wes Anderson, Roman Coppola, Jason Schwartzmann: Darjeeling Limited team
Actress Ellen Page
Actress Lisa Kudrow
Actor Richard Jenkins & Director Tom McCarthy
Bollywood Superstar Akshay Kumar
Actress Deepika Padukone
Star studded Red Carpet & Bollywood concert


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