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Luka Chuppi trailer: Modern love story with a punch of family drama

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The makers of Kartik Aaryan and Kriti Sanon's film, Luka Chuppi have dropped its trailer on social media, and it's hilarious. Kartik and Kriti enact to be lovers and create a live-in drama. However, the twist arrives when the entire family starts living together with Kartik and Kriti, and the duo has to come up with several hilarious reasons to hide the truth. Take a look at the trailer here: On Wednesday, the actors had taken to their respective social media accounts to share new posters from their rom-com film. Directed by debutant, Laxman Utekar, the movie also features Pankaj Tripathi, Aparshakti Khurrana and Vinay Pathak in prominent roles. In the film, Kriti plays a woman from Mathura who had gone to Delhi to study and is now back in her hometown. Kartik will be seen playing a TV reporter based in Mathura. Talking about the film, Dinesh Vijan had earlier said, "At Maddock we've always tried to ensure we achieve a balance between content and commercial cinema. Stree has been..
                 

Sonam Kapoor's husband turns photographer for the lady

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Sonam K Ahuja had a fangirl moment when she bumped into Mindy Kaling at the Staples Centre, Los Angeles. She considers The Office actor as one of the coolest people she has met. Soman Kapoor also shared a pretty picture with Mindy on her social media handle with the caption: "So last night at the game I got to meet and hang out with one of the coolest people I’ve ever met @mindykaling she’s impossibly sweet, funny and smart.. also thanks @anandahuja for taking multiple pictures of us! #everydayphenomenal #comefeelthelove [sic]" Not only this, even Mindy shared a picture on Instagram, and captioned it: "Had the best time meeting the gorgeous and hilarious Sonam and her husband Anand at the game last night [sic]" Picture courtesy: Sonam Kapoor's Instagram handle She found her sweet, funny and smart. Sonam made husband Anand Ahuja take several pictures with the American actor-comedian while watching the Los Angeles Lakers in action. On the work front, Sonam Kapoor will be..
                 

10 facts about Riya Sen you probably didn't know

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While she may have been prone to controversies and has had a handful of a run of the mill films to her name, Riya Sen's life is quite fascinating, to say the least. As Riya Sen turns 38 today, let's take a look at some of the most interesting facts about the birthday girl. 1. Riya Sen was born Riya Dev Varma. She has quite a bit of history to her name when it comes to royalty as well as cinema. Her mother is the brilliant actor Moon Moon Sen, and her father is Bharat Dev Varma, a descendant of the Royal family of Tripura, Cooch Behar and Jaipur. Her sister, Raima Sen, is a known name in Bengali cinema. Riya also has two dogs, Tashi and Puchi. Moon Moon Sen and Bharat Dev Varma 2. It's not just that she's royalty, she's the granddaughter of one of Bollywood's most-loved actors—Suchitra Sen, and also of Gayatri Devi, the erstwhile queen of Jaipur. Sen's father, Bharat Dev Varma's mother Ila Devi was the elder sister of Gayatri Devi, so basically royal blood runs in the family! ..
                 

Photos: Prateik Babbar and Sanya Sagar marry in Maharashtrian style

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Prateik Babbar, the son of actor-politician Raj Babbar and late actor Smita Patil has finally taken the plunge! The actor got married to his girlfriend Sanya Sagar in a traditional Maharashtrian style in Lucknow. The pictures from the wedding function have surfaced online and the couple looks adorable in their wedding outfit.  Take a look at the pictures here: Sanya and Prateik following the wedding rituals. The groom can't take off his eyes from his beautiful bride. The newlyweds pose with family and friends. The wedding-function was a two-day affair on January 22 and 23. Prateik and Sanya have also planned a wedding reception in Mumbai. Reportedly, Prateik and Sanya wanted an intimate affair only with close friends and family. Apparently, Prateik asked her out a music festival in Goa.  Talking about Prateik's wife, Sanya Sagar, she is a 27-year-old writer-director-editor, hails from Lucknow and is a politician's daughter. She completed her graduation from the ..
                 

Here's why Aamir Khan is always spotted with a pillow while travelling

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B-Town stars may be keen to make airport looks and travel in style, but Aamir Khan continues to make it with his pillow. After a hiatus, we spotted him with his must-have on the travel list. What we couldn't help but notice is that the size has got larger. We can safely assume it was a long flight and Mr Perfectionist was keen to catch up on his sleep and reading if the tome in his hand is any indication. Aamir can't get sleep if the pillow is not right, so he prefers to carry one. On the work front, Aamir Khan is currently promoting his next film, Rubaru Roshni. Earlier, Aamir Khan took to his social media saying that Aamir Khan Productions next film titled 'Rubaru Roshni' is all set to premiere this Republic day on Star Plus at 11 am. Rubaru Roshni (face-to-face with light) is the lyrics of the track 'Roobaroo', written by Prasoon Joshi and composed by AR Rahman, from Aamir's much-loved movie 'Rang De Basanti.' Naresh Iyer had even won the National Award for his vocals. Incidental..
                 

Gulshan Devaiah: Juggled karate and physiotherapy sessions

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Having cherished his experience of working with Vasan Bala on Peddlers, Gulshan Devaiah was certain he had to be part of the filmmaker's next, Mard Ko Dard Nahi Hota. The actor, who plays a martial arts expert in the satire, says he came on board the Abhimanyu Dassani starrer despite having undergone a knee cap reconstructive surgery not too long ago. "I had to pick up karate for the role. It was hard because I had no martial arts background. I would practice six days a week for four months before we began rolling," says Devaiah, adding that the strenuous nature of the martial art put his knee at risk. "Since I had undergone surgery only months before, I had to ask the makers to cut down on the prep. I would be practising my karate moves on one hand, and on the other hand, my physiotherapist was working on me, too." The actor admits that shooting the action sequences wasn't without its share of difficulties. "I would have cramps and spasms. I constantly suffered from lower back pain...
                 

Shoojit Sircar's reaction after watching Nawazuddin's Thackeray

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National award winning director Shoojit Sircar has praised Nawazuddin Siddiqui for his performance in the film Thackeray and called him one of the finest actors in the Hindi film industry. "Film 'Thackeray' portrays how an Artist becomes a powerful political leader. Nawazuddin one of our finest actors roars like a tiger," Sircar tweeted on Thursday. The filmmaker termed the movie on late Shiv Sena supremo Balasaheb Thackeray, "bold and powerful." Film Thackeray portrays how an Artist becomes a powerful political leader. The film is bold and powerful. @Nawazuddin_S one of our finest actors roars like a tiger.. Congratulations to @rautsanjay61 and @RKpanday1977 . — Shoojit Sircar (@ShoojitSircar) January 24, 2019 Nawazuddin essays Balasaheb Thackeray in the film, which is scheduled to release on Friday. Directed by Abhijit Panse and written by politician Sanjay Raut, the film also features actress Amrita Rao as Balasaheb's wife Meenatai. Also Read: Nawazuddin S..
                 

Shilpa Shetty: I've had no involvement in my father's business

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Actress Shilpa Shetty Kundra said she has had no involvement in her late father's business, amid reports that she, her mother and her sister are being dragged to court over a Rs 21 lakh loan taken by Surendra Shetty. "I have had no involvement in my late father's business ever and have no knowledge of the financial dealing of the company at all. This gentleman is misleading the media. I knew him in the capacity of our family car mechanic, that's all," Shilpa said in a statement. This has come in response to reports that Parhad Amra, proprietor of an automobile agency, has taken Shilpa, her sister Shamita and their mother Sunanda, to court. "All payments were made through cheques drawn in favour of Surendra's firm 'Corgifts'," Amra said in a media report. Amra paid the first instalment of Rs 8 lakh on August 20, 2015, from his automobile agency account, then a second one of Rs 5 lakh on September 5, 2015 from his personal account, and the third one of Rs 8 lakh on October 7, 2015 fr..
                 

What's brewing between Nora Fatehi and Rohan Mehra?

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Dance sensation, Nora Fatehi has delivered many hit songs in the past where 'Dilbar' and 'Kamariya' definitely topped the list. Her hot avatar and sexy moves have won over her fans. Nora has also marked her debut as a singer in her own debut production album. Meanwhile, Rohan Mehra too had gained a lot of popularity with his debut release Bazaar (2018) starring Saif Ali Khan, Chitrangada Singh and Radhika Apte. He was lauded for his acting chops. Recently, Nora Fatehi was spotted in the suburbs with her friend Rohan Mehra. This is not the first time that the Batla House actress has been clicked with Bazaar fame Rohan Mehra. Our cameras often keep clicking the two having lunch or attending screenings together. Apart from being good friends, the two hotties indeed compliment each other with their looks. While we spot the two stars often together, is there a possibility that there might actually be a movie in the making for them?? Or has cupid struck them both? Also Read: Varun ..
                 

Tiger says Hrithik's looking better than before and we can't agree more

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Actor Tiger Shroff has praised actor Hrithik Roshan, whom he will be seen sharing screen space within an upcoming actioner and said that he is looking even better and younger now than he did in his debut film "Kaho Na Pyaar Hai", which released almost two decades ago. Asked Tiger if the audience would get to see a dance-off between the two in the film, Tiger said: "I think that's what the audience is expecting and we are going to give exactly that to them and we are we are going to give a lot more so, audience can expect the best." The "Baaghi" star said that Hrithik is in his top form. "Hrithik sir is coming in top form. I have seen him train day and night, I have seen him work hard on a set and I have seen his work ethic so, I think, if he is not the same as he was in 'Kaho Na Pyaar Hai', he must be even better and younger looking now," he said while interacting at the launch of Ganesh Acharya Dance Academy (GADA) along with choreographer Ganesh Acharya. Tiger Shroff also gave a ..
                 

Akshay, Kareena start shooting for Karan Johar's next film

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Akshay Kumar started shooting with Kareena Kapoor Khan for their upcoming film, Good News, on Wednesday. Amidst the ongoing 10-year-challenge on social media, Kumar took to Instagram and posted his throwback and current photographs with Khan." "2009 to 2019, the good news is that not much has changed, or so we hope. First day of the shoot it is, do send in your best wishes. #10YearChallenge," he wrote. Kareena Kapoor Khan and Akshay Kumar Kumar and Khan are reuniting on the big screen after four years. They last co-starred in Gabbar Is Back (2015). They also featured together in films like Ajnabee (2001), Aitraaz (2004), Bewafaa (2005), Tashan (2008) and Kambakkht Ishq (2009) In Good News, Kumar and Khan are playing a married couple, who is trying for a baby. The film also stars actors Diljit Dosanjh and Kiara Advani. Directed by Raj Mehta, Good News is co-produced by Dharma Productions and Cape of Good Films. It will release on September 6. Karan Johar Catch up on all the latest..
                 

Kajal Aggarwal and Tara Sharma on their Mumbai Marathon prep

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A functional training-junkie, Kajal Aggarwal confesses she isn't a fan of running. "I find it quite challenging, especially when I must do so on cemented roads," says the actor, who knocked off her second 10 kilometre run at the recently concluded Mumbai Marathon. "I don't have the endurance that a runner must have, even though I'm working on building it. Last year, I had four months of prep for the final run, but this year I have been less consistent." Lack of consistency however, couldn't deter the actor from shaving off eight minutes from her previous record to finish the run in 1 hour 10 minutes on Sunday. The feat is a far cry from the previous attempts of the actor, who remembers settling for a record of 1.30 hours during practice. "It was a gradual improvement. Getting past the first seven kilometres is comfortable, but the last three are a stretch." Kajal Aggarwal with her friends after the race On her practicePrep for the marathon, Aggarwal says, kicks off three months befo..
                 

Team Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aisa Laga made all the youngsters groove

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The team Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aisa Laga has kickstarted the film promotion. Recently, the team visited the suburbian college for their annual function. The college had the team Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aisa Laga as their guest of honour where the actor Anil Kapoor, director Shelly Chopra Dhar along with the music composer, Rochak Kohli and teen sensation singer Darshan Raval attended the annual festival of the college. The team also interacted with the students while promoting the film. Anil Kapoor has seen grooving on the latest wedding song from the film, Ishq Mitha along with the director Shelly Chopra Dhar and singer Darshan Raval. The youngsters were chanting their voice out and they all went gaga over Anil Kapoor when they saw him dancing on the iconic song. With a unique concept, the film touches upon the issue of the society which has raised the anticipation in the audience of all age group. From showing homosexual characters onscreen ridden with stereotypes and used only as f..
                 

Ranveer Singh's '83 based on India's World Cup-win gets a release date

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The makers of the upcoming sports film '83 took to social media to share a special video announcing the entire cast soon. The video also reveals the release date of the much awaited Ranveer Singh starrer, which is April 10, 2020. Tracing the historic victory of 1983 world cup, Kabir Khan's upcoming directorial will star Ranveer Singh as the former captain of the Indian Cricket Team, Kapil Dev. There has been immense excitement amongst the audience to witness the magnificent event to be recreated on the silver screen. Earlier, the makers hosted an event to announce the film along with the entire former team that lifted the world cup in 83. Directed by Kabir Khan, the sports film will bring to light one of the most important event in Indian cricket history. The film will be shot at real locations and will be going on floors early next year. Shouldered by the then captain Kapil Dev, who led the Indian cricket team to it's maiden World Cup win, 1983's World Cup stays to be one of the mo..
                 

Luka Chhupi: Kartik Aaryan and Kriti Sanon share new poster

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Valentine's month is right around the corner, and we've got our eyes set on this rom-com! Kartik Aaryan and Kriti Sanon's next film, Luka Chuppi looks just like what we have been waiting for. Here's presenting the first poster from the film Luka Chuppi with the trailer coming out tomorrow, January 24. Kartik Aaryan took to his Instagram account to share the poster and gave a quirky caption to it: "Pakde jayenge ya denge sabko chakma? Presenting the first poster of #LukaChuppi. Trailer Out Tomorrow [sic]."       View this post on Instagram Pakde jayenge ya denge sabko chakma? Presenting the first poster of #LukaChuppi ❤️🤫 Trailer Out Tomorrow 👀 @kritisanon #DineshVijan @MaddockFilms @PVijan @sharadakarki @laxman.utekar #PankajTripathi @aparshakti_khurana #VinayPathak @tseries.official @officialjiocinema A post shared by KARTIK AARYAN (@kartikaaryan) onJan 22, 2019 at 7:34pm PST Directed by debutant, Laxman Utekar, the movie also features P..
                 

Ajay Devgn on #MeToo: It's important to be responsible

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Actors Ajay Devgn and Kajol find it positive that the #MeToo movement has allowed people to open up about their unsavoury experiences and be heard, but the former says it is important for people to know both sides of a story. Asked if so many accounts of sexual harassment could demotivate the next generation to enter the business of entertainment, Ajay told IANS here: "Look, there are good people and bad people in every industry. So, people should know that in the first place. "Then I would also like to mention that it is good that many stories are coming out (in the public), but one also has to understand that while most of the accounts are possibly real, some might have taken advantage of the gaining momentum. Therefore, the investigation is needed." "When people take advantage of the movement, it harms the purpose of the actual cause. Not all people are bad. But if we are only projecting one side, the next generation might get scared to step into the industry. That is why it is i..
                 

Arshad: Filmmakers have freedom of expression on digital platforms

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Actor Arshad Warsi says digital content platforms have given writers and directors freedom of expression which they do not get in films due to censorship. Talking about the boom in digital platforms, Arshad told IANS: "It is brilliant. It is a damn good thing. It has opened doors for so many competent directors and writers. For an actor, there is no difference. As an actor, there is no difference in my point of view. "I act in films and digital platforms... It is the same thing I am doing. But for a writer and a director, they have got freedom of expression, because films will not allow that to you." The actor, whose latest Bollywood release is "Fraud Saiyyan", added: "Films will not allow the writer to write what they really want to write because of so much of censorship, and on the digital medium, you suddenly have that freedom of what you really think that can be executed. So, that is a really great thing." Catch up on all the latest entertainment news and gossip here. Also downl..
                 

'Had to rework over 50 per cent of Manikarnika film'

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After director Krish left Manikarnika: The Queen Of Jhansi to helm NTR Kathanayakudu, cinematographer Kiran Deohans was one of the first people to hop on board the Rani Laxmibai biopic. Initially skeptical to join a project mid-way amidst his other commitments, the cinematographer credits leading lady and director Kangana Ranaut for his change of heart. "Once I met Kangana, I realised she has complete clarity on the film. I was convinced with her vision for the movie. They [the makers] were also ready to shoot as per my availability," says Deohans, who stepped in for famed director of photography, Gnana Shekar VS. Kangana Ranaut on the set with the cinematographer The biggest challenge was to maintain the period drama's tone while bringing in a fresh perspective. He says that he adhered to Ranaut's vision for the warrior queen's story. "Kangana wasn't convinced with the way she looked in the close-up sequences. So, we reshot them by lighting up the scenes in a different way. We also..
                 

Confirmed: Dhamaal 4 to be titled - Triple Dhamaal or Full On Dhamaal

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Total Dhamaal - featuring Anil Kapoor, Ajay Devgn and Madhuri Dixit Nene among others - may be a month away from release, but so assured is director Indra Kumar of his comic caper that he has begun work on the next instalment. "A sequel is definitely on the cards," says the filmmaker, adding that he has already registered two titles - Triple Dhamaal and Full On Dhamaal - for what will be the fourth edition of the franchise. Sanjay Dutt While Dhamaal (2007) and Double Dhamaal (2011) had Sanjay Dutt lead the cast, he is missing from the third offering. Eager to reunite with his friend, Kumar quips that he will "force" Dutt to be part of his next. "I would love to repeat the cast in the next instalment. I missed Sanjay during the shoot of Total Dhamaal; he couldn't do it because of date issues. But I will force him to join us in the next." Indra Kumar Given their successful collaborations in the past, it was only a matter of time until Devgn joined Kumar's popular laugh riot. The film..
                 

Photos: Varun Dhawan and Shraddha Kapoor's rigorous prep for ABCD 3!

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Varun Dhawan and Shraddha Kapoor impressed the audience with their sizzling dance moves in ABCD 2 and their chemistry ooze fire. After wooing the audience with their charismatic dance moves, the duo is back with another dance film, which is touted to be the biggest dance film ever made in India. Varun and Shraddha were snapped post their dance rehearsals in the city. The duo is bucking up their dance steps for this film, which is a prequel to the ABCD franchise.  Take a look at the photos: Shraddha Kapoor was snapped without makeup, and she looked beautiful as ever in this raw avatar. We assume Varun Dhawan has hurt his head during his rehearsals. The actor was all seen in a sporty avatar. Another picture of Shraddha Kapoor, where she looks all fatigued but obliges the shutterbugs with her infectious smile. Well, Shraddha Kapoor wasn't the original choice for this Remo D'souza film. It was Katrina Kaif, who was paired opposite Varun Dhawan, considering the former i..
                 

Anil, Juhi treat audience with their magical chemistry after a decade

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Anil Kapoor and Juhi Chawla are all set to reunite on the big screen after more than a decade with Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aisa Laga. This film is extra special for Anil Kapoor not only because he will be reuniting with his Benaam Badsha co-star after a long gap also Anil Kapoor is pairing up with Madhuri in their upcoming movie. Not just the actors but the audience are also excited to witness the two actors sharing the screen again after having entertained the masses with films like Benaam Badsha, Loafer, Jooth bole Kawwa Kaate. The recently released songs 'Ek Ladki Ko Dekha to Aisa Laga' title track and 'Ishq Mitha' from the movie Ek Ladki Ko Dekha To Aisa Laga are getting a great response, as the audience is loving it. Despite being rehashed the songs provide originality and hence have been striking a chord with old and young alike. As the major chord of the film touches upon the issue of the society which needs to be told and has intense bonding between father-daughter this was th..
                 

Sushant Singh Rajput's Sonchiriya will release on THIS date

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Sushant Singh Rajput starrer Sonchiriya is all set to release on March 1, 2019. The makers of 'Sonchiriya' took to their official handle and posted an intriguing poster.  Kar rahe hai yeh बाग़ी साजिश लूटने ki, thoda इंतज़ार कीजिये, yeh डकैती shuru hogi 1st March से. #Sonchiriya@itsSSR @bhumipednekar @BajpayeeManoj @RanvirShorey @ranaashutosh10 #AbhishekChaubey @RonnieScrewvala @ZeeMusicCompany pic.twitter.com/nhMBnXDlV5 — RSVPMovies (@RSVPMovies) January 22, 2019 The distributors of 'Sonchiriya' think that March 1, 2019, is an ideal time for the film to hit the theaters. The story of Sonchiriya is set in the 1970s showcasing a small town ruled and dominated by dacoits. Multiple gangs fight over the struggle to attain power. The cast dons fierce avatars in sync with the theme of the film. Starring Sushant Singh Rajput, Bhumi Pednekar, Manoj Bajpayee, Ranvir Shorey, and Ashutosh Rana in lead ro..
                 

Disha Patani receives a heartfelt letter from her youngest fan

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A ninth standard student from Disha Patani's hometown, Bareilly, Uttar Pradesh, has written a heartfelt letter to the actor. The youngster has expressed her admiration for the Baaghi 2 (2018) star. Though Disha keeps receiving gifts and letters from fans across the country, this drew her attention as the schoolgirl had written about how she was proving to be a role model for small-town girls who dream of making it big in their careers. Disha got emotional after reading it and could not hold back her tears. The teenager's words meant a lot to her as it came from Bareilly. Disha Patani has been receiving a lot of DM's not only from male fans but also from all her female fans who are in awe of her fitness and lifestyle. Her female fans are curious to know about Disha's fitness regime and the routine she follows. The actress who is quite popular on social media was surprised to see her popularity among female fans. Disha Patani had amassed a sizeable fan-following through her sizzling f..
                 

Will Kareena Kapoor join politics? The actress responds

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Kareena Kapoor Khan on Monday quashed the reports claiming that she will be contesting for Lok Sabha elections for Congress from Bhopal. The 38-year-old actor said making movies are and will always be her priority and she has no plans to join politics. "There is no truth to these reports. I have not been approached for this whatsoever. My focus is and only will be movies," Kareena said in a statement. According to the reports, in a letter written to Congress president Rahul Gandhi, corporator Yogendra Singh Chauhan claimed the actor would be the most suitable candidate to defeat the BJP from the Bhopal seat. The reports also claimed that Chauhan was seeking an appointment with Chief Minister Kamal Nath to convince him to give Kareena a party ticket. Kareena is the wife of actor Saif Ali Khan, who is the son of former Indian cricketer Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi, scion of the erstwhile Bhopal state. Pataudi had also contested elections from Bhopal in 1991 but had lost. On the work front..
                 

Shilpa Shetty Kundra: Coming up with my health app soon

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Shilpa Shetty Kundra, who is known as a fitness icon in the Hindi film industry, says she will launch her health app in a couple of months. Shilpa was interacting with the media at the first edition of Hindustan Times Palate Festival on Sunday in Mumbai. Asked what initiatives she has taken to promote health and fitness as a celebrity, she said: "I have my YouTube channel and I do healthy recipes on that channel. I hope I will touch that one million subscribers mark soon." Shilpa said that more than physical training, it was necessary to have a balanced diet for a person to live a healthy lifestyle. "It's so important for everyone to know that nutrition plays such an important part in maintaining good health. I feel that is something most people don't understand. People think that it's just about working out. "I keep emphasizing that it is 70 percent nutrition and 30 percent workout regime." Shilpa revealed that she would launch her health app to guide her followers about health an..
                 

Actor Brijendra Kala to be part of Salman Khan's Bharat

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Actor Brijendra Kala of Zero and Batti Gul Meter Chalu fame is all set to work with Salman Khan in his upcoming flick Bharat. Bharat is the official adaptation of the 2014 South Korean film Ode To My Father. It's based on the journey of a man beginning in 1947 through 2002. In a telephonic interview with IANS, Brijendra said, "There is a gang that works in factories in Abu Dhabi. It will show how Salman's character and we struggle to earn money. There are about five to six people in his gang, including Sunil Grover." He further added that his character has been written well and that he will be working closely with Salman Khan.       View this post on Instagram My last day shoot of Bharat. A post shared by Brijendra kala (@bijjugkalaa) onJan 10, 2019 at 7:08am PST   Brijendra Kala's upcoming films include Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aisa Laga, Pind Daan, and many others. He was also seen in Qarib Qarib Singlle and Salman Khan's film Tubelight. The a..
                 

Ashutosh Rana: Happy to play roles of varied temperaments

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Ashutosh Rana finds himself in an interesting phase of his career - after playing a pivotal role in Rohit Shetty's over-the-top universe of Simmba, the actor will be seen in Abhishek Chaubey's Sonchiriya, a gritty dacoit drama. "What more can an actor ask for but characters of varied temperaments? Commercial cinema is getting real, so it is a good time for artistes like me," says Rana. Ever since Sonchiriya's trailer released, there has been curiosity about his role, with fans wondering if Rana is back to doing what he does best - exploring a grey character. "It's an interesting character with different shades to it," he says in measured words, careful to not divulge too many details. "Abhishek is known for his raw dramas. Plus, when you have co-stars like Manoj Bajpayee, the finest actor of our times, and youngsters like Sushant Singh Rajput and Bhumi Pednekar who are known for their acting prowess, things work out for the good." Apart from Simmba, Rana was also seen in Anubhav Sinh..
                 

Photos: Taimur Ali Khan enjoys a horse ride with his signature pout

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Taimur Ali Khan's new pictures clicked by the paparazzi have surfaced online. In these pictures, the little Nawab exudes royalty as he enjoys a horse ride, under the guidance of an expert. Dressed in a cute little red tee and white shorts, the kid has his own swag as he sits on the horse, all set for his ride. Take a look at the pictures (All pictures/Yogen Shah) Taimur looks all excited to jump on for his ride. Saif Ali Khan and Kareena Kapoor Khan keep Taimur indulged in outdoor sports activities like playing football, badminton, and other games.  Taimur was recently clicked in Bandra when Saif took his little munchkin on a piggyback ride. And he looked nothing but cute! Sporting a white tee and orange shorts, Taimur's expressions were just priceless. What Taimur Ali Khan wears, the random words he speaks, everything about him become trending topics, and it looks like the child loves every bit of the attention. Recently, he was also spotted with mommy Kare..
                 

Yami Gautam is elated after Uri crosses Rs 100 crore mark

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2019 has proven to be a good year for Yami Gautam. Her recent release, Uri: The Surgical Strike, released on January 11, has become the first blockbuster of the year. Fans have showered Yami with praise for her relevant portrayal of an intelligence officer in the film. The film, directed by Aditya Dhar, features Vicky Kaushal in the lead, and is based on the actual surgical strike conducted by the Indian Army in Uri, Kashmir, in 2016. Now, the film has not only become a massive hit at the box office with audiences thronging cinema halls to watch it, but it has also crossed the 100 crore mark in just 10 days. According to trade experts, in recent times, it's the fastest for a medium budget film to cross this elusive mark. The film has been praised for its realistic and strong performances, and its technical soundness. Also, it's quite a big deal for Yami as it's her second film after Kaabil to have joined the 100 crore club. Speaking about it, Yami said, "Very happy with the kind of r..
                 

Sara Ali Khan in Dehradun as mother Amrita Singh in legal wrangle

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Amrita Singh is undergoing a property dispute. Recently, Singh's daughter Sara Ali Khan accompanied her to the Clement Town police station in Dehradun on Saturday. Reportedly, Amrita Singh's maternal uncle, Madhusudan Bimbet, passed away recently. After his last rites, Amrita and Sara went to his bungalow but the caretaker, Khushiram, denied them entry. He claimed that Amrita did not call on Bimbet when he was ailing and now she was claiming his sprawling mansion, which was worth crores. Amrita Singh was born to a Muslim mother Rukhsana Sultana and a Sikh father, army officer Shivinder Singh Virk, from a feudal family. Singh's mother was a political associate of Sanjay Gandhi during the Indian Emergency in the 1970s. On the work front, Amrita Singh was last seen in Hindi Medium in 2017, where she played the role of a school principal. In recent years, the veteran actress was part of films such as Aurangzeb (2013), 2 States (2014) and A Flying Jatt (2016). Her daughter Sar..
                 

Anupam Kher welcomes Vicky Kaushal in 'actors' world'

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Veteran actor Anupam Kher has welcomed actor Vicky Kaushal in "actors' world" after watching his performance in the latest release "Uri: The Surgical Strike". "Welcome to the 'actors' world. You are fantastic in 'Uri: The Surgical Strike'. Real, gutsy and a performer," Anupam tweeted on Monday. Dear @vickykaushal09 ! Welcome to the ‘actors’ world. You are FANTASTIC in #UriTheSurgicalStrike. Real, gutsy and a performer. Remember!! You are your own competition. The more difficult you make your jo, the more you will explore it. Love and best wishes always.🙏😍 pic.twitter.com/grlvt3QxSn — Anupam Kher (@AnupamPKher) 21 January 2019 The 63-year-old actor asked Vicky to remember that he is his own competition. "The more difficult you make your jo, the more you will explore it. Love and best wishes always," Anupam added. The military drama is based on the 2016 surgical strike carried out by the Indian Armed forces across the border. The movie, relea..
                 

R Madhavan to direct Rocketry: The Nambi Effect

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R Madhavan was to co-direct Rocketry: The Nambi Effect - which sees him as former ISRO scientist S Nambi Narayanan -with Ananth Mahadevan. However, the latter has dropped out of the project, leaving the actor to wield the directorial baton alone. R Madhavan look in Rocketry A source reveals, "In the course of shooting the film, the two realised that they had a different vision for the story, which was leading to creative differences between them. They had a discussion about it last week and decided to part ways amicably." When mid-day reached out to Madhavan, he said, "Ananth Mahadevan is a talented filmmaker. But, owing to unavoidable circumstances and certain pressing commitments, he could no longer direct Rocketry. The film is shaping up well and I can't wait to tell Nambi Narayanan's story." Mahadevan remained unavailable for comment. Catch up on all the latest entertainment news and gossip here. Also download the new mid-day Android and iOS apps to get latest updates..
                 

Sonakshi Sinha: Shooting for Dabangg 3 is like homecoming for me

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Actress Sonakshi Sinha, who will soon start working on Dabangg 3, said that shooting for the action-drama film is like homecoming for her as she ventured into Bollywood with the franchise. Sonakshi, who was interacting with the media at Chrome Pictures 15th anniversary celebration and success party of Badhaai Ho on Saturday, made her acting debut opposite superstar Salman Khan in Dabangg in 2010. Talking about shooting for the film, Sonakshi said: "I am very excited to begin shoot of Dabangg 3. After release of Dabangg and Dabangg 2, we took a long break. Now we will begin shooting of Dabangg 3. I have started my film journey with "Dabangg' so it's like homecoming for me so, I am very excited." Sonakshi collaborated with the director of Badhaai Ho Amit Sharma in Tevara, which was his first film as a director. Praising him, Sonakshi said: "I am so proud of Amit Sharma. I am the heroine of his first film so I am so happy for him and so proud of him and the work that he has done is trem..
                 

Kalank wrap up: Alia Bhatt posts smiling photo with Aditya Roy Kapur

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Alia Bhatt took to her Instagram page and shared a picture of Abhishek Varman and Aditya Roy Kapur following the wrap up of her period drama Kalank. This is the second time that Alia Bhatt is teaming up with director Abhishek Varman after working with him in 2 States in 2014. In the photo, Alia, Abhishek, and Aditya can be seen all smiles for the camera as they hug each other. Taking to Instagram, a Bhatt captioned the photo, "Kalank has wrapped but the heart is still wide open!! For those who understand it and for those who don't.. when you wrap a film it feels like a part of you just combusts.. especially when you've worked with your friends and family. Crossing our fingers and toes for the journey ahead. Can't wait for you guys to see the visuals. "       View this post on Instagram KALANK has wrapped but the heart is still wide open!! For those who understand it and for those who don't.. when you wrap a film it feels like a part of you just combusts.. ..
                 

Abhishek Bachchan: Moving away from centrestage is heartbreaking

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Actor Abhishek Bachchan's last few movies before his sabbatical that ended with Manmarziyaan were majorly second leads in big budget movies. He says it's heartbreaking for any actor who has been at centre stage to move away. Asked how much of a problem it is to stand behind a bigger star, he told filmmaker and Koffee With Karan host Karan Johar: "It is heartbreaking to any actor who has been centre stage to be shadowed by another actor in the lead." "The industry is a brutal place. I don't think anyone is entitled to say that I am who I am so I deserve this. No, you have to earn it. Moving from centre to left is heartbreaking but you have to use that hurt to inspire yourself to get back into the centre again." In the upcoming episode of Koffee with Karan, to be aired on Star World on Sunday, Abhishek was joined on the couch by his sister Shweta Bachchan Nanda, a statement said. Last year, Abhishek was seen in Manmarziyaan, which came two years after he featured in "Housefull 3". He ..
                 

Divya Dutta: A film tends to lose out in a crowd sometimes

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Actress Divya Dutta, whose Fanney Khan will air on the small screen on Saturday, says sometimes a film gets lost in the crowd, but then a TV screening can sometimes give people a chance to see it with a different perspective. Fanney Khan, directed by Atul Manjrekar, had a lot of pre-release buzz owing to its cast, which also included Anil Kapoor, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Rajkummar Rao. It did not fare well at the box office. Divya told IANS over phone from Mumbai: "One, I think it came with a lot of films. There were a lot of films releasing that time, and it does happen that a film tends to lose out in the crowd sometimes. And I think as it is coming on TV, a lot of people are going to watch it... all those who may have missed it." "It was a lovely film. My family, a few of them, saw it on OTT platform and said it was lovely. I guess you see a film with a different perspective when you watch it again and like it. It's about newer beginnings, it's about giving it another audience a..
                 

Inside Pics: Janhvi, Kartik, Ananya party hard at Punit Malhotra's bash

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Director Punit Malhotra celebrated his 37th birthday in a grand manner. The who's who of Bollywood gathered at his Bandra residence to shower their best wishes on the Student of The Year 2 director. His proteges, Tiger Shroff, Tara Sutaria and Ananya Panday added the desired spunk to the party. Apart from them, Janhvi Kapoor with Khushi Kapoor, rapper-singer Badshah, Parineeti Chopra, Farah Khan, Vaani Kapoor and others were seen making merry. Janhvi Kapoor looked sassy in a denim skirt and white corset blouse, while Parineeti opted for an all-white separates. Needless to say, they both stole the show with their fashion choices. Ananya Panday also stole the limelight in a velvet green sportswear. Her rumoured boyfriend Kartik Aaryan was also present at the bash along with Sonakshi Sinha, Bunty Sachdeva, Sanjay Kapoor and Sanjay Dutt. The birthday boy took to his Instagram account to share some inside fun pictures. Take a look:       View this post on Instagra..
                 

Kartik Aaryan agrees to go on a coffee date with Sara Ali Khan!

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In response to Sara Ali Khan's request made on Koffee With Karan's show, Kartik Aaryan has agreed to go on a coffee date with the Kedarnath actor. Sara had appeared on Karan Johar's chat show with daddy dearest Saif Ali Khan and revealed that she would want to marry Ranbir Kapoor and date the Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety actor. Sara further went on to say that she would also want to go on a coffee date with Kartik Aaryan. Not for once, but the newbie has time and again, and at events, professed her wish to sip coffee with Aaryan. However, at a recent event attended by Kartik Aaryan, he was asked about the same and this is what he replied, "As far as coffee date is concerned, Sara's mother (Amrita Singh) has told her that 'You should stop talking about it because you have said it many times and now let Kartik react on it'." Further giving his reaction to Sara's coffee proposal, Kartik said, "So, I can just say that I am ready for a coffee date. Sara just needs to tell me the time and place...
                 

John: Nice to see Bollywood celebrities associate with social causes

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Actor John Abraham, who is the face of Habitat Humanity India that builds houses for homeless people in the country, said that he feels nice when he sees his colleagues from Bollywood associate themselves with various kinds of social causes. John was interacting with the media at a meet and greet session for Habitat Humanity India on Saturday here. Celebrities like Amitabh Bachchan, Akshay Kumar, Aamir Khan and Salman Khan have been associated with various kinds of social causes. "It's very good. As a film industry person, I feel that it's great that more people are coming forward with various social causes. I think if you are in position and you have a platform, then you must do it. "It's really nice to see that many people are working towards social causes because it's not just a good thing for our country but for the entire world," the actor said. When asked whether he wanted any celebrity to join the Habitat Humanity India's initiative, John said: "I hope more and more celebriti..
                 

Here's why Anil Kapoor and Sonam Kapoor chose to do Ek Ladki Ko...

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Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aisa Laga brings the father-daughter duo Anil Kapoor-Sonam Kapoor together on screen for the first time. The unusual and unique script of the film played the big role to bring this duo together. As the major chord of the film touches upon the issue of the society which needs to be told and has intense bonding between father-daughter this was the biggest reason that drew Anil Kapoor and Sonam Kapoor to do the film Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aisa Laga. The story of Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aisa Laga will be instrumental in pushing the queer conversation forward in India. Representation of the LGBTQ community on celluloid has been a tedious one and with Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aisa Laga it will be a great concept and lesson to be shared with all the parents out there. From showing homosexual characters onscreen ridden with stereotypes and used only as fillers, the identity of a gay person has evolved manifold in the Indian film industry and Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aisa Laga b..
                 

Parineeta director Pradeep Sarkar to reunite with Vidya Balan

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Almost 14 years since he launched Vidya Balan in Bollywood with Parineeta (2005), filmmaker Pradeep Sarkar may reunite with his protégé. It has been heard that Sarkar is planning to bring the story of Binodini Dasi to the big screen. Better known as Noti Binodini, she was a 19th-century courtesan who was selected by famed artiste Girish Chandra Ghosh to act in a play. She went on to rule the theatre scene in Kolkata for over a decade. Pradeep Sarkar A trade source says, "Pradeepda has approached Vidya Balan for the titular role. The role requires a powerhouse performer, so she is a natural choice. The movie will be an adaptation of the chapters from Noti Binodini's autobiography, Amar Katha, in which she recounts how she was loved, betrayed and exploited by the men in her life." When mid-day reached out to producer Vasant Thakkar, he said, "I have the rights of the book and am producing the film. The director is yet to be finalised." However, Sarkar confirmed that he ..
                 

Makers of Gully Boy are all set to treat the audience with a surprise!

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Zoya Akhtar's directorial Gully Boy is all set to treat the audience with a surprise. As after the huge success of the song Apna Time Aayega, the makers are coming with something really special for the audience. Ever since the announcement of the film, Gully Boy has been creating waves across quarters. Now, with the trailer and first song hitting the internet, Gully Boy has turned into a sensation emerging as one of the most awaited films of the year Owing to the humongous response the makers have decided to come up with a surprise for the audience. Social media has gone in a tizzy as the fans across the globe are showering their love and appreciation on the film as a testimony of the fame has been witnessed on Ranveer Singh's social media. Gully Boy is a story inspired by slum rappers of Dharavi. Ranveer Singh who is paired opposite Alia Bhatt for the first time on the big screen is playing the role of a street rapper. Gully Boy also stars Alia Bhatt who is marking her first outing..
                 

Yami Gautam's diehard fan inked her name on his arm

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Yami Gautam's diehard fan, Atul Surekha, has inked her name on his arm. This is his way of expressing his undying love for the actor. He also has three red heart tattoos, which indicate the number of times he has met her. The Kolkata-based youngster has been Yami's fan since her small screen days almost a decade ago when she was seen on soaps like Chand Ke Paar Chalo and Raajkumar Aaryyan. Whenever the actor is in Kolkata, he makes a beeline to meet her. He is also a hit with her online fans — he is known as Yami ka deewana among them. On the work front, Yami Gautam was last seen in Uri: The Surgical Strike. Within the span of three days post the film's release, URI - The Surgical Strike recovered its budget of 28 Cr which touts the film to be a blockbuster. Uri: The Surgical Strike is based on the surgical strikes which were carried out by the Indian army in 2016. Besides Vicky Kaushal, the film also features Paresh Rawal, Kirti Kulhari and debutante Mohit Raina. The film has..
                 

When Gulshan Devaiah felt he knew nothing

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Actor Gulshan Devaiah, who signed his upcoming film Mard Ko Dar Nahi Hota following knee reconstructive surgery, says he trained for months altogether for the part, but on set, he felt he knew "nothing" until he gave his first shot. Vasan Bala's Mard Ko Dard Nahi Hota will see Gulshan in the role of a martial arts expert. The role required him to get himself prepared mentally and physically for challenging action scenes. Before signing the film, Gulshan went through knee reconstructive surgery on his right leg and was advised complete rest for upto one year. However, the film's interesting script and his producer and director's faith in him led Gulshan to agree to the project film despite the risks. Even though he underwent proper physical training to prep for the role, until the last moment he was totally unsure of everything, but he didn't express it to anyone. Gulshan said in a statement to IANS: "My progress through the training was not very good. I was struggling physically and..
                 

Richa Chadha on #MeToo: Instead of trial by media, it should be trial b

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Actress Richa Chadha, who is proud to portray a brave character like Shakeela on the big screen, looks at the #MeToo movement positively. She believes the movement should have a trial by law that can bring the truth to the fore. The most recent name to have emerged in the #MeToo wave is that of filmmaker Rajkumar Hirani, who has been accused of sexual harassment by a woman assistant. On her opinion on the movement, Richa told the media here: "I am happy that this movement took place and it is important to the cause of it. However, I feel that instead of the #MeToo movement being more about trial by media, it should be more trial by law, which is what will bring the truth to the cause. "Instead of rumours, I feel it's more important to understand the actual cases and bring justice to them". The actress was present along with "Shakeela" director Indrajit Lankesh for the launch of a quirky calendar on Thursday night. The film is based on the life of bold south Indian actress Shakeela w..
                 

Ankita Lokhande: I owe every bit of my career to my parents

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Actress Ankita Lokhande says her parents have been her pillars of strength through all the ups and downs. "I owe every bit of my career and appreciation I have been receiving to my parents, they have been my pillars of strength through all the ups and downs," Ankita told IANS. "They have always taught me to stand for what is right and never let anyone bring you down. I am overwhelmed to see the pride in my parents eyes," she added. Ankita got popular as Archana from TV show Pavitra Rishta. She will be making her Bollywood debut with Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi. When Ankita visited Indore for the promotions of her debut film, her parents accompanied her for the press conference and other visits. Her parents were overwhelmed with the response she received during her stay in her hometown. The actress says her parents have supported her throughout her journey. "Every time I was low, they were there to boost my self-esteem. I started out very young on the small screen and they were ..
                 

Nawazuddin Siddiqui: There's no scope of whitewashing Bal Thackeray

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A space of less than a week separates Nawazuddin Siddiqui from what could be the most decisive film of his career. Ever since the trailer of Thackeray — the biopic on the late Shiv Sena supremo Balasaheb Thackeray — dropped online, it was widely debated whether releasing the film in the year of elections was a way of swaying public opinion. "Balasaheb ko propaganda ki kya zaroorat?," cuts in Siddiqui, when asked if the Abhijit Panse-directed biopic is a propaganda film. "It is his birthday, so the film is releasing now. It has nothing to do with any political motive. If the film were to be released any other year, the response wouldn't be different." In Bollywood, biopics tend to glorify the muse. Considering the film has, at its heart, a man who was charismatic and controversial in equal measure, the makers would be tempted to take the same approach. "Balasaheb was already a controversial man. There is no scope of whitewashing him or playing neutral with him. The right ap..
                 

Will Nargis Fakhri and Uday Chopra reconcile?

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B-Town is buzzing that Nargis Fakhri and ex-flame Uday Chopra are warming up to each other again. The hottie is back in town for the promotions of her film, Amavas. She recently broke up with American video editor boyfriend, Matt Alonzo. The parting wasn't a happy one as they have deleted their loved-up pictures from their respective social media accounts. She's nursing a broken heart and Uday is the shoulder to cry on. We will wait for him to drop a hint on Twitter. How he loved to flirt with her online! Nargis started her career in Bollywood with the film Rockstar in 2011. She has since been seen in movies like Madras Cafe, Main Tera Hero, Azhar and Housefull 3. Nargis will next be seen in Amavas which is a horror movie. The film also features Sachiin Joshi, Vivan Bhathena, Mona Singh and Ali Asgar. Directed by Bhushan Patel, Amavas will release on February 1. Talking about her film she said, "I like supernatural horror films because it scares you, it takes you into..
                 

This is what happens after 38, and 18 years of marriage

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The #10YearChallenge may have caught the fancy of netizens who are sharing their present and decade-old photos but Twinkle Khanna has her own take on it. Yesterday, Twinkle and Akshay Kumar celebrated their 18th wedding anniversary, so she preferred to take the 18-year challenge by lamenting on social media about the things hubby dearest did not give her. She wrote: "He didn't give me a private jet, a date with my childhood crush, Rob Lowe, and Ranveer Singh; he kept all his hugs for himself (sic)."       View this post on Instagram What did your husband give you for your anniversary ? Unfortunately he didn’t give me a private jet #18yearchallenge A post shared by Twinkle Khanna (@twinklerkhanna) onJan 16, 2019 at 8:54pm PST Yesterday, Neetu Kapoor shared a snapshot on Instagram with husband Rishi Kapoor in a restaurant. She captioned it, "This is what happens after 38 years of marriage. Husband on the phone and I'm clicking selfies (sic)." R..
                 

72 hours: The Martyr Who Never Died

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72 hours: The Martyr Who Never Died is a film which is made with a lot of passion. Not only does it tell us the true Untold story of Rifleman Jaswant Singh Rawat but it also puts together the dreams of two passionate filmmakers, Prashil Rawat whose Production house JSR Production House and Avinash Dhyani who is the Writer, Director, and Actor of the film! Both went ahead and dared to dream about this ambitious project which is to release on the 18th of January 2019.72 hours is one of the very unique films which is entirely shot in real locations with no studio set up or makeshift places. Prashil, the producer says "We wanted to make sure the film looks real like the story hence even though it took us 3 years to make this project, we made sure we did it at real locations from the Gangotri belt to Chakrata Belt, Kotikansar Hills, Jaadi Village and more! True the permissions happened without any fuss because of the Hero's story we are telling but it was quite a task to shoot in conditio..
                 

Anushka Sharma trolled for endorsing a pan masala brand

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Anushka Sharma has replaced Priyanka Chopra Jonas as the brand ambassador of a mouth freshener. As soon as she shared the news and the video on social media, Anushka found herself being mercilessly trolled. Netizens criticised her for endorsing a brand that is synonymous with pan masala, which is considered a health hazard. They reminded her that husband Virat Kohli has said that he will not sell products that are harmful to one's health. Anushka Sharma shared the video on Instagram and the actress posted: "Let goodness shine! #AchchaiKiChamak @rajnigandhasilverpearls #RajnigandhaPearls [sic]"       View this post on Instagram Let goodness shine ! ✨✨ #AchchaiKiChamak @rajnigandhasilverpearls #RajnigandhaPearls A post shared by AnushkaSharma1588 (@anushkasharma) onJan 14, 2019 at 5:46am PST On the work front, Anushka was last seen in Zero opposite Shah Rukh Khan, which has received a mixed response from the audience and cr..
                 

Sonakshi Sinha and Varun Sharma to head to Punjab for film

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Actors Sonakshi Sinha, Varun Sharma, Annu Kapoor, Kulbhushan Kharbanda and Nadira Babbar will shoot in Punjab for a slice of life entertainer. The shooting will begin on January 25. Directed by debutant Shilpi Dasgupta, the film has been written by Gautam Mehra. Based in Hoshiarpur, Sonkashi plays a happy-go-lucky Punjabi girl who adores her family and will go to any length to see them happy even if it means not living her dreams. "I am extremely happy to be part of this film which is so close to the world around us, to step into the shoes of a small town girl, and face the hilarious, madcap challenges thrown at her. Full of flavour, fun and emotions; I am so looking forward to begin this journey," Sonakshi said in a statement. Producers Bhushan Kumar and Mahaveer Jain have joined hands with director-turned-producer Mrighdeep Singh Lamba for the yet-to-be-titled film. Bhushan Kumar said: "It is a slice of life film with superb ensemble cast. The film will make you laugh, cry and fa..
                 

Now, Karni Sena protests against Manikarnika's release

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In what appears to be becoming an annual practice, Shree Rajput Karni Sena has resurfaced to protest the release of yet another film. It was a year ago that the fringe outfit had raised objections to the release of Sanjay Leela Bhansali's Padmaavat (2018), citing that it "distorted history". Cut to the present day — the objection remains the same, but the queen in question has changed. On Thursday, the group protested against the release of Kangana Ranaut's Manikarnika: The Queen Of Jhansi, alleging that the period drama alludes to Rani Laxmibai's relationship with a British officer. They also claimed that the film shows the queen dancing to a special number, which is against their tradition. When mid-day reached out to Sukhdev Singh Shekhavat, national head of the Karni Sena, he said, "Time and again, we have seen that filmmakers try to take liberties by showing certain scenes [with the purpose of] adding titillation. We won't tolerate such nonsense." Deepika Padukone in ..
                 

URI: The Surgical Strike collects Rs 7.73 crores on Day 6

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URI: The Surgical Strike is running successfully on the box office as it garnered 7.73 crores on Wednesday. Uri has taken a strong lead at the box-office with 63.77 crores as a grand total. Taking the grand total to 63.77 crores the movie has set the box- office on fire with collecting Fri Rs 8.20 crores, Sat Rs 12.43 crores, Sun Rs 15.10 crores, Mon Rs 10.51 crores, Rs 9.57 crores on Tuesday and Rs 7.73 on Wednesday. Uri: The Surgical Strike is based on the surgical strikes which were carried out by the Indian army in 2016. Besides Vicky Kaushal, the film also features Yami Gautam, Paresh Rawal, Kirti Kulhari and debutante Mohit Raina. The film has been directed by Aditya Dhar and it has been produced by Ronnie Screwvala. Touted to be the first content film of the year, Uri: The Surgical Strike has been winning hearts emerging to be one of the first hit of 2019 given by RSVP after giving Kedarnath. Uri: The Surgical Strike starring Vicky Kaushal and Yami Gautam, on its fifth day of ..
                 

Garima Jain to enter Vikram Betaal ki Rahasya Gatha

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Actress Garima Jain is all set to appear in the TV show "Vikram Betaal ki Rahasya Gatha". She will essay the mythological role of Lopamudra. "I play this most elegant, pretty and stunning Lopamudra created by Rishi Agasthya (a sage). All the elements of the world were united to create one masterpiece called Lopamudra and I am playing that character," Garima said in a statement. Produced by Alind Srivastava and Nissar Parvej, the show presents different stories each week. The main plot remains the tussle between the good and the evil by showcasing the quest of the intelligent King Vikramaditya to find the wise ghost Betaal as challenged by evil Bhadrakaal. Catch up on all the latest entertainment news and gossip here. Also download the new mid-day Android and iOS apps to get latest updates This story has been sourced from a third party syndicated feed, agencies. Mid-day accepts no responsibility or liability for its dependability, trustworthiness, reliability and data of the text. ..
                 

Darshan Kumaar joins cast of PM Narendra Modi

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Actor Darshan Kumaar has joined the cast of PM Narendra Modi, a film by Omung Kumar on the life of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Darshan, who has earlier worked under Omung's direction in films like Mary Kom and Sarbjit, will play an integral part in the project, casting for which is currently on, read a statement. The biopic is being produced by Legend Global Studio. Producer Sandip Ssingh said in a statement: "This is Darshan's third film with us. He made his debut with our film Mary Kom. It's wonderful to be teaming up with him for 'PM Narendra Modi'. His character will play a key role in the film's story." Darshan said he is "honoured to be a part of the biggest biopic". Starring Vivek Oberoi as Modi, the film will be shot in locations across the country. The makers, along with Vivek, will be doing some recce in the coming weeks. The first schedule of the film is expected to start in a fortnight's time. Catch up on all the latest entertainment news and gossip here. Also download..
                 

Malaika-Arjun, Kareena-Karisma and Amrita party at Karan Johar's house

6 days ago  
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Rumoured couple, Malaika Arora and Arjun Kapoor were spotted for a dinner party at Karan Johar's Bandra residence. Kareena Kapoor's girl gang, Karisma Kapoor, Amrita Arora Ladak and Malaika Arora carpooled to their pal Karan Johar's residence. The filmmaker threw a dinner bash for a circle of his close friends, which included Malaika, Kareena, Karisma, Amrita, Seema Khan and Maheep Kapoor. The girls were seen getting goofy and laughing their hearts out. Do we wonder what was the joke? Designer Manish Malhotra and Niranjan Iyengar were seen arriving together, while Maheep and Seema came in together. Looks like, the celebrities are contributing towards the environment by carpooling. Nice, we say!  Arjun Kapoor, who is rumoured to be dating Malaika Arora was seen making a solo entry. He too was seen sporting his moustache-look, which is for his next period film, Panipat. Varun Dhawan was also spotted with his girlfriend, Natasha Dalal. On the other hand, the young ..
                 

Shilpa Shetty invests in Vagator's popular nightclub

6 days ago  
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Shilpa Shetty is no stranger to the hospitality sector having been a co-owner of a popular nightspot in Mumbai until not too long ago. Now, the actor has plunged headlong into the food and beverage business - she has invested in Chronicle, the popular beach club in Goa. In keeping with Shetty's love for fitness, it's not surprising that she has expanded the menu to include healthy offerings. While Chronicle has largely been a popular hotspot since its inception in 2013, Shetty says they have reimagined it as an all-day eatery. "It was more of a night club earlier. But now, we have transitioned it into a day club that opens its doors at 9 am. We are also focusing on the food offerings," says the actor. The restaurant's idyllic location on the beach makes it the perfect setting for yoga sessions, says Shetty. "We have already successfully launched yoga mornings. It comprises people practising yoga under the guidance of the available trainers, followed by healthy juices and nutritious b..
                 

Varun-Shraddha to be trained by Got To Dance UK dancer Tashan Muir

7 days ago  
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Considering their last collaboration ABCD2 (2015) was a runaway hit, director Remo D'Souza is pulling out all stops for his next featuring Varun Dhawan and Shraddha Kapoor. In a bid to up the ante, the filmmaker has flown in Tashan Muir - a famed London-based artiste who runs a dance school in the Queen's city - to train his leads in street dance and hip hop. Muir. Pic/Facebook Says a source from the creative team, "Having worked closely with Tashan during ABCD (2013), Remo was keen to use his expertise in this project, too. So, Tashan, along with one of his students Tanya, has been brought down to India to conduct workshops with Varun and Shraddha. Tashan is one of the leading names in street dance in London; in fact, a team training in his school was the runner-up of Got To Dance UK season 3. Since the movie is set in London, the director was keen that the leads be shown employing dance forms that are prevalent there. So, the actors have been training in European hip hop, locking a..
                 

10 things you may not know about Javed Akhtar

7 days ago  
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1. Javed Akhtar's real name is Jadu, taken from a line in a poem penned by his father, "Lamha lamha kisi jadu ka fasana hoga". He is known as Javed since it is the closest to the word Jadu. 2. Javed and his first wife Honey Irani, whom he met on the sets of 'Seeta Aur Geeta', share the same birth date, January 17. 3. Javed Akhtar is an atheist and he has raised his children, Farhan and Zoya Akhtar, as atheists too. 4. Javed Akhtar used to assist Urdu poet Kaifi Azmi. He subsequently married Kaifi's daughter, Shabana Azmi, after his marriage to Honey Irani ended in a divorce. 5. When Javed Akhtar arrived in Mumbai in 1964, he was a homeless man without any food or shelter. He struggled to find work in the Hindi film industry. He used to sleep under trees, or in corridors, until he took shelter in Kamal Amrohi Studio in Jogeshwari. 6. Salim Khan met Javed Akhtar for the first time while filming 'Sarhadi Lootera', where Salim was an actor and Javed was a..
                 

Manikarnika: The Queen Of Jhansi director Krish Jagarlamudi in trouble

7 days ago  
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Kangana Ranaut is said to be amused by the news that director Krish Jagarlamudi has been allegedly accused of 'stealing' Teja's script for the Telugu film, NTR Kathanayakudu, which released recently. Krish had left Kangana-starrer Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi mid-way, which made the actor take over the directorial reins of the historical as well. Krish Jagarlamudi Krish then replaced Teja as director of the NTR biopic starring Balakrishna and Vidya Balan. Kangy has been heard saying it is a classic case of out of the frying pan into the fire for Krish! Director Krish Jagarlamudi walked out of the Kangana Ranaut-starrer Manikarnika: The Queen Of Jhansi mid-way to helm the NTR biopic. Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi is an Indian epic biographical film based on the life of Rani Laxmibai of Jhansi. Produced by Zee Studios in association with Kamal Jain & Nishant Pitti, the film is slated to release on January 25, 2019. Kangana Ranaut plays the titular role of Rani Laxmibai. Pri..
                 

Tahira Kashyap shares a bold bald image post cancer diagnosis

7 days ago  
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Ayushmann Khurrana's wife Tahira Kashyap was diagnosed with breast cancer last year, and the duo has been vocal enough about the change that has occurred in their life. Tahira is currently going through a preventive mastectomy, and for the same, she had to shed her tresses. Tahira has gone bald and how! On Wednesday, Tahira shared an image of her "new" self on Instagram. "Hello world! That's a new me with the old self! Was getting tired of the extensions. Well this is how it is and it's so liberating, so much so that I don't have to duck the shower while bathing or while picking up the soap! Never thought I had to go bald, but this feels good, [sic]" she captioned her picture.       View this post on Instagram Hello world! That’s a new me with the old self! Was getting tired of the extensions, so this is how it is and it’s so liberating in every sense of the word, so much so that I don’t have to duck the shower while bathing or while ..
                 

URI makers do a surgical strike on piracy!

7 days ago  
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As the film continues to set the box office on fire, the makers of URI are leaving no stone unturned to prevent the film from piracy. Performing a surgical strike on movie piracy, the makers took stringent measures to secure the film from piracy. Many of Bollywood films get uploaded on the file-sharing platform Torrent as soon as the film releases. Interestingly the makers of URI have uploaded a fake video of the film so that people would download the file and later realize that the video file is not of the film, but actually, a video made by the makers which say that they have done a surgical strike on the site and their computer. The video is a one of a kind initiative taken by the makers of the film to fight piracy of Bollywood movies. 'Uri' has taken a strong lead at the box-office with a growing trend. The movie has set the box- office on fire with collecting Rs 8.20 crore on Friday, Rs 12.43 crore on Saturday, Rs 15.10 crore on Sunday and on Monday they crossed Rs 10.51 crore. ..
                 

Gulzar: Current generation of filmmakers making really good films

7 days ago  
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Veteran writer-filmmaker Gulzar, who has made some critically-acclaimed movies during his tenure as a filmmaker, has praised the current generation of filmmakers, saying they are making really good films. Gulzar was interacting with the media at the trailer launch of animated film Goopi Gawaiyaa Bagha Bajaiyaan along with film's director Shilpa Ranade on Tuesday in Mumbai. Gulzar has directed acclaimed films like Koshish, Parichay, Aandhi, Angoor and Maachis in his film career. Gulzar directed his last film Hu Tu Tu which released in 1999. When asked whether he ever feels like directing a film again, he said: "I don't think I need to return to direction...that's because contemporary filmmakers like Shilpa (Ranade), Meghna (Gulzar) and Vishal (Bhardwaj) are making really good films. Vishal has made films for children also and Meghna has made films on current topics. Now, Shilpa has made film for children, so now it's their time." Gulzar added that current generation of filmmakers are..
                 

Rajkumar Hirani among 'most decent' people in Javed Akhtar's book

7 days ago  
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Rajkumar Hirani is among the most decent people in the Hindi film industry, veteran writer-lyricist Javed Akhtar has said in support of the filmmaker, who has been accused of sexual misconduct by a woman. "I had come to the film industry in 1965. After so many years, if I am asked who are the most decent people you met in this industry over almost 5 decades, perhaps the first name that will come to my mind is Raju Hirani. G.B Shaw has said: 'It is too dangerous to be too good'," Akhtar tweeted on Wednesday. According to a HuffPost India article on Sunday, a woman "assistant" to Hirani claimed the filmmaker sexually abused her on more than one occasion over a six-month period between March and September 2018 during the making of Sanju. The 56-year-old filmmaker has denied the allegation. Akhtar is not the first person who has come out in support of Hirani, who has helmed films like the Munna Bhai franchise, 3 Idiots and Sanju. Sharman Joshi, Dia Mirza and Arshad Warsi have stood by h..
                 

Ashutosh Rana: Don't have any monetary pressure to films

7 days ago  
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Ashutosh Rana says he joined films for his love for the craft and money was never his prime focus. The critically-acclaimed actor says his aim was to establish himself as a versatile performer. "I don't have any monetary pressure as my needs are limited. I am getting paid well and I lead a decent life. Every person's needs do get fulfilled but their desires may not get fulfilled. "My need was to play different roles and to excel as an actor. My needs have been different so there was never any frustration. It is not necessary that those who are successful are happy but those who are happy can be successful,' Ashutosh told PTI. The actor, who was seen in Dhadak, Mulk and Simmba in 2018, said he has tried his best to not repeat himself. "I want my work to be respected. I will be heartbroken if people will find me repetitive. But people have faith in me. I am one of those actors who no one can mimic because the tone of every character is different," he said. Ashutosh, who gave stel..
                 

Bhumi Pednekar: Locked myself for 45 days

7 days ago  
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At stark contrast to the lifestyle she leads today, Bhumi Pednekar is set to play the role of a resident of Chambal for a film set in the '70s. Understandably then, she had to isolate herself to acquire the demeanour of the character for Abhishek Chaubey's dacoit-drama Sonchiriya, for a fair amount of time. How much, you ask. "45 days," she responds. "I isolated myself from the world for 45 days to understand the character. Acting is a process of metamorphosis; it's about forgetting who one is and becoming someone else. For Sonchiriya, I needed isolation to do so. I cut off from the world to understand the psyche and behaviour of the person I was becoming." Interaction for Pednekar, she says, was restricted to her family members only. "I had to unlearn a lot to learn about her. I had little content to use as reference, and built on the material that I got from the script. I stayed at home, researched, and limited human interaction till I boarded my flight to Chambal." Having arrived..
                 

Remember Aamir's brother Faisal Khan? He is making his singing debut

7 days ago  
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Faisal Khan has still not given up on Bollywood. Aamir Khan's brother makes his singing debut with a romantic number, Ishq Tera, in Sharique Minhaj's film, Factory. The superstar's brother, who did not enjoy a successful career like Aamir, is collaborating with director Sharique Minhaj for the third time. Faisal had earlier worked with the director in Chand Bujh Gaya and Chinar Daastaan-E-Ishq. Faisal Khan stated to Pinkvilla, "Factory is my dream project. I was pleasantly surprised when my director Sharique Minhaj suggested that I should be singing this song. He insisted that my voice was required for this number and I had no qualms about singing at all. In fact, growing up in and around films and cinema, the ability to sing just came to me smoothly. Since Ishq Tera is a soft, romantic track it was easy to croon. Having heard the final number, I feel quite proud." Faisal's association with the film industry started in 1969 when he first appeared onscreen as a child ar..
                 

Post Takht, Bhumi Pednekar bags a horror film backed by Karan Johar

8 days ago  
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Apart from Karan Johar's Takht, Bhumi Pednekar has also landed a role in one of his productions, which stars Vicky Kaushal. The horror thriller is helmed by debutant Bhanu Pratap Singh. A Yash Raj discovery, Bhumi seems to be now well-entrenched in the Dharma camp. Ever since she attended Karan Johar's 46th birthday bash in New York last year, the actor has been spotted often with Dharma folk.  Easily the most ambitious project to come out of Johar's stable, Takht boasts of a stellar cast that includes Ranveer Singh, Kareena Kapoor Khan, Anil Kapoor, Vicky Kaushal, Alia Bhatt and Janhvi Kapoor. While a lesser actor may harbour fears of getting limited screen time, Pednekar has no such qualms. Confident of her acting prowess, Bhumi Pednekar said in an interview with mid-day, "I feel honoured to share space with these brilliant actors." The actress further added, "I have never been an insecure person. Even if I have a 15-minute role in a film, but a good one at that, I will do it..
                 

Radhika Apte: I really like being on the sets of films

8 days ago  
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Radhika Apte has said that acting is like an investigative work as it helps to explore different things in life. "I always take up interesting and inspiring work. In a way, it's like an investigative work because we get to explore so many things in our life while acting so, I really like being on the sets of films," Radhika said while interacting with the media here on Tuesday to promote an upcoming film Bombairiya. Bombairiyaa, which will be released by SPE Films India, is an independent film which traces the life of all characters for just one day. The film, that stars Radhika in the lead role, along with Siddhanth Kapoor, Akshay Oberoi, Adil Hussain, Shilpa Shukla, Ajinkya Deo and Ravi Kishan, revolves around the theme of witness protection. It is directed by Pia Sukanya. Talking about nature and basic premise of the film, Pia said, "It's a comedy-mystery film. It's very funny and chaotic story. All these three character gets connected with each other with one incident and how it..
                 

Arshad Warsi: Never seen one wrong thing about Rajkumar Hirani

8 days ago  
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Actor Arshad Warsi, one half of the indomitable Munna-Circuit duo of Rajkumar Hirani's Munna Bhai M.B.B.S, says it is wrong to jump to conclusions about the filmmaker as a #MeToo story has emerged against him. Asked about a woman's allegation that Hirani sexually assaulted her during the shoot of "Sanju", Arshad told IANS, "For me, to pass any sort of judgement or come to a conclusion is absolutely wrong because I don't know exactly about the case. I don't know how much truth is there or how credible this accusation is. Has the proper investigation been done? I don't know about all that." "I personally don't like to jump to conclusions and pass my judgement and suddenly start looking at a person differently. I cannot do that, it's not right to do that. What I feel about Raju? I think he is a fabulous gentleman. He is a lovely guy. My association with him is so long, and I have never seen one wrong thing about him." Arshad, who has worked with the director in films like "Lage Ra..
                 

Vishal Bhardwaj gets a glitch in national anthem rectified

8 days ago  
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A technical glitch in the national anthem that played at movie theatres has been rectified after it was identified by Vishal Bhardwaj. He has appreciated the authorities for their quick and efficient work. Heard our national anthem produced by @Films_Division and @MIB_India during @MumbaiFilmFest. There is a technical glitch at "Gahe Tav Jai Gaatha", seems to be a sound transfer issue. Goes off tune and hurts ear and soul. Can @MIB_India please get this rectified? — Vishal Bhardwaj (@VishalBhardwaj) October 29, 2018 In a tweet put out on October 29, 2018, Bhardwaj said he heard the national anthem produced by the Films Division and the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting during the Mumbai Film Festival. "There is a technical glitch at 'Gahe Tav Jai Gaatha'. Vishal Bharadwaj ji thanks for pointing out the audio glitch issue.We have worked on rectifying it.We took an authentic version of audio of national anthem from All India Radio which took a couple of days.The sa..
                 

Videos: Taimur, Inaaya and Nisha look sweet as they dance at a bash

8 days ago  
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While the adults of Bollywood are spotted partying and throwing huge bashes, it was one of its kind and the cutest parties we came across on Monday evening. The shutterbugs captured Saif Ali Khan and Kareena Kapoor's son, Taimur Ali Khan, Kunal Kemmu and Soha Ali Khan's daughter, Inaaya Naumi Kemmu, Sunny Leone and Daniel Weber's delicate darling, Nisha Kaur Weber. Apart from them Rannvijay Singha's baby girl, Kainaat Singha and Tusshar Kapoor's son, Lakkshya also made merry at Reena Gupta's son, Ranvir Gupta's birthday bash. Karisma Kapoor's children, Sameira and Kiaan were also spotted in red and black at the bash with maternal grandmother, Babita. Many pictures and videos from the birthday party have surfaced online, and are going viral. The kids are seen bonding with each other while they are accompanied by their parents. In one of the videos doing the rounds, Nisha, Inaaya and Kainaat Singha are seen dancing to the tunes of the host, who was entertaining the children and tryi..
                 

Ankita Lokhande: People should appreciate my character

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Ankita Lokhande says she chose Manikarnika - The Queen of Jhansi starring Kangana Ranaut because she wanted to do something which was acting and performance-oriented. Asked why she chose this film as her debut film even though she is not playing the lead, Ankita told IANS here: "I'm more into characters and acting oriented things. How does it matter if I do a film which is heroine basic film and I am not just there and its a hero film and I am standing here and there and dancing. I didn't want to make a debut with something like that. "I never planned also. But I knew that I want to do something acting oriented." Ankita said that even if she is onscreen for even 15 minutes, she should be "visible, and noticed by people". "People should appreciate my character. Nowadays it doesn't matter if a heroine is there in the whole film or not. What character you play and how you play really matters. I have only had a bent towards content where I can performance," she said. The 34-year-old a..
                 

Amitabh Bachchan denies buying IPL stake

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Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan has denied that his family was interested in picking equity stake in any of the franchises of the cash-rich Indian Premier League (IPL). "This news is incorrect," Bachchan told IANS when asked about media reports on the issue. Earlier, there were reports that the Bachchans had approached the Chennai Super Kings and Rajasthan Royals with proposals to buy stakes in the franchises. While the talks with three-time champions CSK were reportedly unsuccessful, discussions with the Royals did not progress beyond the first round. Interestingly, the Bachchan family already has stakes in Indian Super League (ISL) franchise Chennaiyin FC and Pro Kabaddi League (PKL) franchise Jaipur Pink Panthers. Catch up on all the latest entertainment news and gossip here. Also download the new mid-day Android and iOS apps to get latest updates This story has been sourced from a third party syndicated feed, agencies. Mid-day accepts no responsibility or liability for its..
                 

Malaika Arora and Sara Ali Khan working out together is fitness goals

7 hours ago  
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Malaika Arora and Sara Ali Khan are the new fitness buddies in town. Continuing with her motivational posts related to fitness, the owner of the well-toned body, Malaika shared a video on her Instagram. The post generally has her working out or having fun while training with her fitness trainer, Yasmin Karachiwala and her pilate-instructor Namrata Purohit. However, this video featured actor Sara Ali Khan. They both were seen doing back workout. Malaika shared the video and captioned: "Back with my strong #PilatesGirls. @saraalikhan95 @malaikaaroraofficial killing it and giving us some serious motivation [sic]."       View this post on Instagram #malaikasmondaymotivation ・・・ "Back" with my strong #PilatesGirls 💕 @saraalikhan95 @malaikaaroraofficial killing it and giving us some serious Monday motivation 😃 . . . #pilates #strong #fitgirls #fitness #saraalikhan #malaikaarorakhan A post shared..
                 

Kiss and Tell: Love is in the air for Kim Sharma and Harshvardhan Rane

7 hours ago  
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Kim Sharma and Harshvardhan Rane are the new hottest couple of B-town. The couple has not shied away from their relationship status, and now, the duo is celebrating Kim's 39th birthday on foreign land. While chilling and killing it overseas with her sultry looks, Kim Sharma shared a bikini picture from the vacation with the caption: "The sexiest thing in the world is being really smart. And thoughtful. And generous. Everything else is just crap. It's crap people try to sell you to make you feel like less. So don’t buy it. Be smart. Be thoughtful and be generous thank you for all the birthday love #birthdaywisdom #39 #lifelessons [sic]"       View this post on Instagram The sexiest thing in the world is being really smart . And thoughtful . And generous . Everything else is just crap . It’s crap people try to sell you to make you feel like less . So don’t buy it . Be smart . Be thoughtful and be generous❤ï¸Â than..
                 

Akshay-Kareena announce Good News' first day shoot in THIS way

8 hours ago  
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The Bollywood stars alluded to the #10YearsChallenge that has gone viral on social media and posted a picture collage of themselves from their film Kambakkht Ishq that was released 10 years ago along with one from the sets of their current film. In the photo, Akshay Kumar and Kareena Kapoor can be seen looking at each other with their hands clasped together. Akshay Kumar captioned the post: "2009 to 2019, the #GoodNews is that not much has changed, or so we hope First day of shoot it is, do send in your best wishes #10YearChallenge.[sic]"       View this post on Instagram 2009 to 2019, the #GoodNews is that not much has changed, or so we hope 😜 First day of shoot it is, do send in your best wishes 🙏🏻 #10YearChallenge #KareenaKapoorKhan @karanjohar @apoorva1972 @raj_a_mehta @dharmamovies #CapeOfGoodFilms @shashankkhaitan A post shared by Akshay Kumar (@akshaykumar) onJan 22, 2019 at 11:07pm PST Kareena Kapoor's fan..
                 

Harshvardhan on Bindra biopic: Good things always take time to brew

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We are currently rewriting the script," starts off Harshvardhan Kapoor. Announced two years ago, the Abhinav Bindra biopic — that brings father Anil Kapoor and him together on screen for the first time — is yet to go on floors. However, the youngster is unperturbed by the delay. "Good things always take time to brew. We are quite some time away from having a screenplay, which makes us unanimously feel that the film can now be made," says the actor. He adds that the change of hands too have taken a fair amount of time — while Vishal Bhardwaj was to initially produce it along with an established studio, Anil Kapoor's production house took complete charge of the project in late 2016. Director Kannan Iyer and co-writer Abhay Khurana have been adapting the ace shooter's autobiography — A Shot at History: My Obsessive Journey to Olympic Gold — for the big screen over the past eight months. The actor, too, has read the book twice over and made notes for the wri..
                 

Pics: Prateik Babbar and Sanya Sagar begin with pre-wedding festivities

21 hours ago  
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Prateik Babbar and Sanya Sagar, who are all set to become husband and wife on Wednesday, kickstarted their pre-wedding festivities with 'haldi' and 'mehendi' ceremony. The pictures from the ceremonies have circulated online and the couple is beaming with joy and excitement in all the photos and videos. Prateik and Sanya are in Lucknow, which is the latter's hometown. The entire wedding will take place in Lucknow itself. Dressed in a mustard-coloured outfit and floral tiara, Sanya looked beautiful. Prateik opted for an off-white kurta pyjama, which was paired with a dark green stole.       View this post on Instagram How cute are these pictures of @_prat and his Lady Love ❤ï¸Â Sanya Sagar @pynkmoss from their Mehndi and Haldi Ceremony which they celebrated in Lucknow 😍😍 . . . #celebritystyle #celebrities #celebfashion #fashionpost #fashion #celebrity #boll..
                 

See photos: Parineeti shares a lovely memory from Priyanka's haldi

23 hours ago  
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Parineeti Chopra recently shared a picture of her applying haldi on Nick Jonas' face at Nickyanka's haldi ceremony as her Instagram story. It didn't take long for the picture to go viral, and why wouldn't it? The actor looks lovely as she cheerfully smears haldi on jiju Nick's face as he looks on. The duo seems to share an easy camaraderie, which makes the picture even more special. Take a look at the picture here:  Parineeti shared as Instagram stories quite a few other pictures of herself from Nickyanka's mehendi celebration as well. She looks absolutely stunning in her yellow outfit by Kanika Kapoor's House Of Chikankari.  Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas exchanged vows in a Christian wedding on December 1, 2018. The pair got married in a Hindu ceremony on December 2, 2018, at Umaid Bhawan Palace, Jodhpur. Parineeti Chopra will be next seen in Jabariya Jodi opposite Sidharth Malhotra. Also read: Parineeti Chopra is happy about Jonas, Chopra family's ..
                 

Kangana: Mr Advani complimented me thrice with wonderful direction

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Versatile Actor and Debutante Director Kangana Ranaut was delighted when after Manikarnika screening in Rashtrapati Bhavan in Delhi, Veteran Leader and Senior Politician and ex-Deputy Prime Minister of India L.K. Advani complimented her direction skills and directorial debut for the film and it was a surreal moment for her. Feeling elated and on cloud nine Kangana shares, "The feeling is phenomenal. Everyone stood up and clapped at the end. Mr L.K. Advani told me thrice, "Wonderful Direction!". He also noted certain subtle nuances which were unusual when everyone was talking about my performance. Prasoon sir later explained that he'd started his career as a film critic". Kangana further continued on the same saying that, "It's almost surreal to be accidentally launched as a director this way. I remember discussing my dress code with my sister Rangoli when I first thought of turning director, and when I actually took over the reins I don't recall what I pulled out of the cupboard or w..
                 

Punjabi star Ammy Virk plays fast bowler Balvinder Singh Sandhu in '83

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Kabir Khan's '83 with Ranveer Singh playing Kapil Dev, inspired by Team India's first World Cup win, has locked another cast member. The popular actor-singer from Punjab, Ammy Virk will be playing the role of fast bowler Balvinder Singh Sandhu, who delivered the most memorable ball in the final match, castling West Indian Gordon Greenidge with a devastating in-swinger. The most interesting part is that former cricketer Balvinder Sandhu is also coaching Ranveer, and the actor recently shared a picture with his coach from a practice session. The film will be shot in four months, from May to August. One of the producers of the film '83, Madhu Mantena, is delighted to have the Punjabi star Ammy Virk on board. Talking about the film Mantena said, "We are in the process of casting and will rope in actors from film industries across India in the true spirit of the film." Tracing the historic victory of 1983 World Cup, Kabir Khan's upcoming directorial will star Ranveer Singh as the former ..
                 

Farah Khan Kunder shares a throwback pic with SRK, Gauri and Hrithik

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Shah Rukh Khan and Farah Khan Kunder are BFFs since forever! The choreographer-director shared a pretty picture with the King of Bollywood, along with Gauri Khan and Hrithik Roshan in the frame. This #ThrowbackTuesday picture is one of a kind, do you ask why? Farah shared a picture with young SRK, Hrithik and Gauri Khan in it, and these friends are out on a tuk-tuk drive.  Farah Khan captioned it: "Tuesday throwback!! New year s eve.. Only in Koh Samoi could @iamsrk @hrithikroshan @gaurikhan travel in a TukTuk..#memories #2003#nighttoremember @putlu @udayc sorryyyyy ul we're sitting on the opposite side [sic]"       View this post on Instagram Tuesday throwback!! New year s eve.. Only in Koh Samoi could @iamsrk @hrithikroshan @gaurikhan travel in a TukTuk..😄#memories #2003#nighttoremember @putlu @udayc sorryyyyy ul we’re sitting on the opposite side 😂 A post shared by Farah Khan Kunder (@farahkhankunder) onJan 21, 2019 at 10..
                 

Nawazuddin Siddiqui: I hate doing roles in my comfort zone

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"I love doing challenging roles. With each film, I want to try something new. I hate doing roles in my comfort zone... I want to be a versatile actor. Now I look up to only new, different and challenging roles for me. "You have got only one life, try experimenting new things... and that's what I want to do," Nawazuddin told the media here while promoting "Thackeray" on Tuesday. In what seemed like a dig at typical romantic hero roles, he spread his arms out in Shah Rukh Khan's signature style and said: "I don't want to do such comfort zoned roles... I want to push myself with every film of mine." In the film, he will be seen playing the role of late Shiv Sena supremo Balasaheb Thackeray. According to Nawazuddin, portraying Balasaheb's life on-screen was quite tough. He said: "Balasahebji was an iconic figure... I am honoured that I am doing a film based on his life. He was a cartoonist, writer and political figure. His journey has inspired me a lot. "It was a tough and challenging..
                 

Boney Kapoor not to allow Sridevi's name in Priya's Bollywood debut

yesterday  
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It is barely a month away from Sridevi's first death anniversary. Husband Boney Kapoor is determined that he will not allow her name to be being used in an upcoming Hindi film, Sridevi Bungalow, starring wink girl Priya Prakash Varrier. Boney Kapoor He is said to be readying for a legal wrangle with the makers. Daughter Janhvi Kapoor was recently asked at an awards gala about the controversial film. The Dhadak actor preferred to ignore the question. Meanwhile, Priya has said that only the name of Sridevi is in the title but it is not her life story. Malayalam film actor Priya Prakash Varrier's Bollywood debut, Sridevi Bungalow, has run into trouble. A day after the Internet's wink girl launched the trailer of Prasanth Mambully's film, filmmaker Boney Kapoor slapped a legal notice on the makers. Priya plays an actor in the film and in one of the scenes she is shown lifeless in a bathtub, which appears to be similar to how Sridevi passed away in February last year. The makers claim ..