"I think a lot of attention has diverted from what one looks like physically. I think it existed a few years ago. There has been a very evident change in the kind of cinema our audiences likes. I think people are accepting actors with different body types nowadays," said Bhumi
No sooner had the nominations been announced at a ceremony in Beverly Hills than the hashtag #OscarsSoWhite began trending on Twitter, as was the case last year. "Hollywood sure loves sequels: for the second year in a row, zero actors of color get Oscar nominations," an article on a website said
"I am not a believer of size zero and I have maintained this stance for many years. Indian women, especially, are born to be curvaceous and they should take pride in that," said Priyanka. Her cousin, Parineeti recently made headlines after she shared a photoshoot, in which the actress was introduced in a slimmer look
"People asked me why I ended up doing such a small and insignificant role in the first part. Well, I have got to tell them, 'Wait till you watch the second part'. Rajamouli sir has reserved the best part for me and I'm honoured to be part of this franchise," said Anushka Shetty. She will be next seen in Size Zero
"I fell in love with the script. The minute Kanika Kovelamudi (writer) told me the story, I felt a strong connect with the character immediately and I felt every woman will be able to relate to her. I find that people, women in particular, are very conscious about their weight and appearance," said Anushka Shetty
Jeeva and Hansika had a special message to share, while Bobby, Rana Daggubati and Sri Divya supported Arya's fitness propaganda. Meanwhile, Kajal Agarwal, Revathy and Tamannaah Bhatia propagated the film's theme - importance of inner beauty. Size Zero hits the screens on November 27
The censor trouble came as a shock to the film's unit, especially since Sooraj Barjatya is at the helm. "He is known for making the cleanest family films. In fact, Prem Ratan Dhan Payo has zero offensive content. This is the first time that such a thing has happened with Barjatya. This is truly shocking," a source was quoted as saying
The Man Who Knew Infinity, which stars Jeremy Irons and Dev Patel as mathematician Srinivasa Ramanujan, will inaugurate the much-awaited festival in Goa. Spain has been zeroed in as the country of focus this year, whilst North Eastern cinema will be the highlight in the category 'Indian Panorama'
The makers have reportedly received letters and emails from fans requesting them to release the first track from the film. But they were in a dilemma for a while as to which song to release first and they finally zeroed down on Gulaabo
Anushka Shetty is endearing as a happy-go-lucky young woman grappling with weight issues in the 34-second first teaser. The comedy of errors captures her character's dilemma - to eat or not to eat?
"I was extremely excited about this recording as this is my first ghazal single," said Pankaj Udhas
"Being beautiful is just a state of mind," said Bhumi