Water conservation issue of concern: HP Irrigation Min

Expressing concern over emerging challenges due to climate change and increasing population, Himachal Pradesh Irrigation minister Vidya Stokes today said comprehensive planning was needed to ensure conservation of ground water and increase in food production.

Boat carrying 40 people overturns, rescue work on

A boat carrying 40 people on Wednesday overturned in Vidya river in South 24 Parganas district, police said. The boat was going from Gadkhali to Gosaba, one of the islands of Sunderbans.

Naseer feels Vidya enjoys enviable position in filmdom

Vidya now holds an enviable position in the Hindi film industry, says Naseer.

Vidya will go for `butt pads`, cosmetic enhancements in ‘Dirty Picture’

‘Dirty Picture’ will see talented actress Vidya Balan in a voluptuous avatar.

Aussie gay mistook Vidya to be sex-bomb Kim Kardashian!

Vidya Balan has really come of age. The talented actress, who began her acting career with Ekta Kapoor’s comedy serial ‘Hum Paanch’, is turning an internationally acclaimed celebrity. The beauty had a short interaction with the paparazzi during the recently concluded Wills India Fashion Week where she revealed that she was mistaken by an Australian gay to be sex-bombshell Kim Kardashian.

Aditya Chopra wants ladylove Rani’s foe Vidya?

When it comes to business, even foes turn friends. Buzz has it that Yash Raj Productions is desperate to have Vidya Balan on board for their upcoming project. Apparently, the talented actress has not been in talking terms with Aditya Chopra and had turned down offers to work with his banner earlier. But Vidya’s mentor Pradeep Sarkar is hell bent on bridging the gap between the ‘Ishqiya’ star and YRF.

Vidya to romance Naseer and Arshad again in ‘Ishqiya 2’

After the super duper success of ‘Ishqiya’, Vishal Bhardwaj is all set to roll out ‘Ishqiya 2’.

Sabyasachi draws curtains on LFW day 1 sans Rani, Vidya

Sabyasachi Mukherjee concluded day one of the Lakme Fashion Week (LFW) with a collection inspired by Aircel`s corporate social responsibility project "Save The Tiger", but the designer`s main clients Rani Mukerji and Vidya Balan skipped the event.Rani and Vidya usually wear outfits designed by Sabyasachi. Hence their presence was highly expected for the show. However, they couldn`t make it.

Vidya reveals her desire to tie the nuptial with a Bengali man

Tamilian beauty Vidya Balan is a die-hard Bengali at heart. And the ‘Ishqiya’ star expressed her love for Bengal when she recently visited Kolkata to shoot a TV commercial for a hair oil brand. The actress, who has been fed up of clarifying questions about her marriage, went candid about her desire to settle down in life with a Bengali man.

Vidya is a bad choice to play Silk Smitha, says Vinu Chakravarthy

Vidya Balan, who has proved her acting prowess by working in offbeat films like ‘Paa’ and ‘Ishqiya’ is all set to play South Indian sex icon ‘Silk Smitha in Ekta Kapoor’s ‘Dirty Picture’. But Vinu Chakravarthy, a filmmaker from down South, who claims to have created the “phenomenon” of the sexy ‘Silk’ siren is of the opinion that Vidya will not befit the role. He was blunt enough to say that the talented actress has a sad face.

Vidya to do steamy scenes with Naseer in ‘Dirty Picture’

After romancing Naseeruddin Shah in ‘Ishqiya’, Vidya Balan is all set to do some raunchy scenes with the veteran actor in Milan Luthria’s ‘Dirty Picture’.

Vijender, Vidya launch `Dadagiri 4`

Vijender and Vidya Malvade launched the fourth edition of `Dadagiri`.

Sonam or Vidya can reprise my `Pyaasa` role: Waheeda Rehman

The veteran actress and the heroine of the 1957 classic `Pyaasa` Waheeda Rehman feels that certain films should be kept from remake.

‘Udaan’ best film, Sallu-Vidya best actor-actress: Screen awards

Vikramaditya Motwane`s `Udaan`, which garnered much international acclaim at several film festivals abroad, beat several biggies to win top honours at the Screen Awards here by bagging the `Best Film` and `Best Director` award.

No rift between Rani Mukerji and Vidya Balan: Director

Rajkumar Gupta says Rani Mukerji and Vidya Balan share a camaraderie and gel well.

Vidya Balan is the hero of `Kahaani`, says scriptwriter Advaita Kala

Author Advaita Kala is looking forward to her next film `Kahaani` which will see Vidya Balan playing the central protagonist.

Vidya skips lunch to learn Malayalam dialogues

Bollywood actress Vidya Balan stunned everyone on the sets of director Santosh Sivan`s Malayalam venture ‘Urumi’, when she flawlessly delivered her Malayalam dialogues just minutes after learning them.

Madhavan not starring opposite Vidya in Mani’s next

Actor R Madhavan has denied reports that he will be starring opposite Vidya Balan in Mani Ratnam’s new film.