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The rise and rise of Ayushmann Khurrana: A look at Dream Girl actor's highest grossers

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Ayushmann Khurrana carved an image for himself for someone who does unconventional roles, right from his debut vehicle Vicky Donor, that saw him playing the role of a sperm donor. Though he saw three consecutive flops with Nautanki Saala (2013), Bewakoofiyaan (2014) and Hawaizaada (2015), his fourth film turned out to be a game-changer of sorts for his career. Khurrana's Dum Laga Ke Haisha (2015) brought him back to the "critics and audience's favourite" club! His next film Shubh Mangal Saavdhan (2017), that starred his Dum Laga Ke Haisha co-star Bhumi Pednekar as a newly engaged man suffering from erectile dysfunction too got him accolades, followed by Andhadhun, for which he bagged the National Award for best actor. Even the actor's latest release Dream Girl is no different. In the romantic comedy, Ayushmann essays the role of a young man imitating female voices which leads to hilarious results. As Dream Girl continues its dream run at the box office, we take some of t..
                 

To ace your fashion game just like Disha Patani; shop here

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Disha Patani was spotted at the Mumbai Airport in her casual best. She sported a denim jacket, a white tee, and jeans for her outing. The Baaghi 2 actress completed her look with a white handbag and hair bun. Now, even you can ace your fashion game just like Disha Patani. We have curated a list of trendy outfits that you can buy at affordable prices only on Amazon. King Denim full sleeves jacket This beautiful-looking jacket bears a sophisticated and enhances your fashion style. The jacket is made up of solid pattern denim fabric and has a closure button on the front. The regular collar jacket is available in extra-large, large, medium and small sizes. Add this jacket to your wardrobe and match it with different colours of shirts/t-shirts or inners to enhance the cool look. King Denim full sleeves jacket is available at an affordable price of Rs 494. Shop it here American-Elm Full Sleeve Tshirt This full sleeve plain white coloured t-shirt will not fail to catch your fancy at a singl..
                 

Telly Tattle: Shweta Basu Prasad loses her eyebrows; Kalki Koechlin is fit as a fiddle

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Shweta Basu Prasad plays a character who loses her brows in the upcoming teleplay, Gudiya Ki Shaadi. A bottle mix-up leads to the calamity. The actor says, "Samta Sagar's story is a comedy of errors that also has an inspiring message for girls who face ridicule." Beauty, as they say, is skin deep. It's a long road ahead for Kalki Shooting for the web series, Bhram, is making Kalki Koechlin fit as a fiddle. The unit is shooting in Chail, Himachal Pradesh. To reach the location of the shoot, the unit is either trekking the mountainous terrain or driving on a long winding road to the mountain top. The actor prefers to climb to the shooting spot, which takes about 45 minutes. It is also her way of working out while shooting and breathing clean and fresh air.  Wild talk with Ma Sheela, KJo Karan Johar will be indulging in some "wild wild conversation" with Ma Anand Sheela, secretary of the late godman Bhagwan Rajneesh. The event, hosted by Sipping Thoughts, a platform focusing on wom..
                 

Photos: Kareena Kapoor Khan celebrates her birthday on the sets of Dance India Dance

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Dance India Dance: Battle of the Champions has made a place in people's hearts with its incredible dance performances of the extremely talented contestants. Now, the competition has got tougher and contestant are doing their best to impress judges with their performances. This week, legendary choreographer Saroj Khan will be a guest judge on the show and will encourage all the contestants while also judging their acts. Not just this, contestants will be incorporating the most iconic hook steps of Saroj Khan and the entire team and crew of Dance India Dance took the opportunity to celebrate Kareena Kapoor Khan's 39th birthday that falls on September 21. The team had the perfect surprise for her. The DID crew and contestants with Kareena From bouquets to heartfelt messages, the dance champions left no stone unturned to impress their lovely judge. They even danced to some of her most popular songs like Mauja-he-Mauja, Sansanan, Bhage Re Mann making us feel nostalgic. Host Karan Wahi ..
                 

Alia Bhatt and Ranbir Kapoor are inseparable at BFF Akansha Ranjan's birthday bash

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Alia Bhatt's best friend and actress Akansha Ranjan celebrates her birthday on September 18. Ranjan brought in her birthday with a special bash in the attendance of her best pals, sister Anushka Ranjan and boyfriend Aditya Seal. What has caught the eye of netizens more than the birthday party is a photograph of Akansha, Anushka, Ranbir, and Alia with a friend. In the picture shared by sister Anushka Ranjan on her Instagram story, while Aditya and Akansha are posing beside each other, Alia Bhatt has her arms around Ranbir Kapoor. They both look deeply in love in this picture. Anushka captioned the picture as: "Hi fam. To today. tomorrow and always...my baby girl [sic]" Cute, isn't it? Apart from them, present at the birthday bash was actress Rakul Preet Singh, Athiya Shetty, Vaani Kapoor, television actress Krystle D'souza, Meghna Goyal and a few others. Anushka shared inside pictures as her Instagram stories. Gurfateh Singh Pirzada, who is seen in the above picture shared a boomerang..
                 

Kanye West setting up Khloe Kardashian with Brad Pitt?

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Rapper Kanye West is reportedly trying to set up his sister-in-law Khloe Kardashian with Hollywood star Brad Pitt. He hosted Pitt at his Sunday Service, alongside Khloe, as well as her sisters Kim, Kendall and Kourtney, reports "mirror.co.uk". Khloe Kardashian Khloe has never hidden the fact that she has a crush on Pitt, and has revealed on live radio once that she would love to have sex with him on-air. She told host Howard Stern: "Bring in Brad Pitt and I'll f*** him on air." Khloe had added that she thinks he is "really good looking." Brad Pitt Also, after Pitt split from Angelina Jolie, Khole gushed on her website about how "handsome" he was. She wrote on her website: "I love him (but) I didn't like him when he was super young, like in 'Thelma & Louise'." 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..
                 

Dulquer Salmaan: I haven't been able to spend enough time with Maryam, who has just learnt to talk

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One would assume that adulation rests easy on Dulquer Salmaan's shoulders — after all, he has witnessed it up-close since childhood, courtesy superstar father Mammootty, and gone on to amass a legion of fans of his own. But broach the subject of his immense popularity among women — he is one of the few stars to have a women's fan association, All Kerala Dulquer Salmaan Fans And Welfare Association — and he sheepishly grins, "The fans are sweet. They are there on the set, at events and even follow me to my car. But I do not think too much about it." In the seven years since he burst on the scene, his love for acting has seen him dabble in Malayalam, Tamil and Telugu cinema. After a tepid start in Bollywood with Karwaan (2018) last year, Salmaan is ready to follow it up with a mainstream offering, The Zoya Factor, opposite Sonam K Ahuja. "Sonam loves fashion, so she always has something to say about my outfits and how I should rock them, especially now, during promotion..
                 

Five times Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh proved they're just a regular couple

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They may look sophisticated and chic at events and awards ceremonies, but they're down-to-earth and real too. We're talking about Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh, two of the most brilliant actors Bollywood has seen in recent times, and a couple that keeps giving us relationship and marriage goals.  In many ways, Deepika and Ranveer keep proving that they're just like us. From the way they post goofy comments on each other's social media photos to the way they treat each other in public, #DeepVeer are the 'it' couple that everyone is fond of. Here are five times Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh proved that they're just an everyday couple. When Deepika spoke about nagging Ranveer There's nagging and nitpicking in every relationship and that's no secret. But whoever thought even celebrities suffered the brunt of it? In an Instagram post shared by Ranveer where he's seen wearing a pair of headphones, Deepika's comment stood out in a sea of comments. Deepika Padukone wrote, "I fee..
                 

Satyajeet Dubey: Working with Sanjay Dutt for Prassthanam has been an enriching experience

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Only months after he forayed into production with Baba, Sanjay Dutt is eager to expand his role beyond filmmaking. mid-day has learnt that the recently launched studio, Sanjay S Dutt Productions, has started a talent wing to mentor budding artistes. Satyajeet Dubey, who plays Dutt's son in Prassthanam, is one of the first actors to be taken under the wing. Confirming the development, Dubey heaps praise on his mentor and co-star Dutt. Satyajeet Dubey "Working with him has been an enriching experience. Sanjay sir treated me like his own and would share the wisdom he gained from his life experiences. It's surreal [to be groomed by him.]" Rumours suggest that Dutt has zeroed in on Dubey for his next Hindi production. Dubey clams up, saying, "Let's wait for the announcement from the high command." Also Read: Watch Video: Sanjay Dutt has also been enamoured by Ayushmann Khurrana aka Dream girl Pooja! Catch up on all the latest entertainment news and gossip here. Also download the new mi..
                 

B-Town Buzz: A writer should set his/her fees, says Rang De Basanti writer

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Rang De Basanti writer Kamlesh Pandey said he was so driven to make the Aamir Khan-starrer that he took on the job for "very less" remuneration. At a session organised by the Screenwriters Association (SWA), Pandey said a plan to ensure fair pay to writers is underway. "Actors set their own fees, so a writer should also set his/her fees according to how hard one has worked. For example, I took about a year to write Rang De Basanti and it took six years for it to be a final film. [If we consider] the money I got, [I can say] the spot boy would've got paid more," added the writer, credited for acclaimed films like Saudagar, Tezaab and Delhi 6. 3 Idiots inspire talent Inspired by Aamir Khan's 3 Idiots, a Raipur-based teenage girl has perfected a unique skill of mirror writing with one hand, while simultaneously writing in plain script with the other. In an interview, class 7 student Kavya Chawda said, "I got this idea from the movie 3 Idiots, in which Virus [Boman Irani] could do it." A..
                 

Vidya Balan's first look from Shakuntala Devi biopic

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Four months after she gave her nod to the project, Vidya Balan is set to kick off the biopic on Shakuntala Devi in London today. Known to sink her teeth into the characters she essays, Balan used the interim months to familiarise herself with the miracle worker that was Devi, tapping as much into her mathematical skills that earned her the title of Human Computer as into her "wicked sense of humour" that made her much loved among her peers. Only weeks after a picture of the actor from the film's look test went viral, the makers have shared Balan's first look as Shakuntala Devi. Flaunting a short bob and a saree, she is a spitting image of the math wizard. Director Anu Menon is ecstatic to take her passion project on floors. "I have always been fascinated by Shakuntala Devi and felt that hers is an incredible story that had to be told. She was an extraordinary woman, who lived ahead of her times and on her own terms, unapologetically," says Menon of the Karnataka-born Devi, whose geniu..
                 

Ileana D'cruz is shattered but happy after Pagalpanti dance rehearsals

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Ileana D'cruz, who was last seen in the Bollywood film, Raid, is all set to entertain the audience with her upcoming film, Pagalpanti. The actress is leaving no stone unturned for the film, which can be seen through her Instagram stories. Ileana has given a glimpse into her dance training sessions and how exhausted she gets after dance rehearsals. The first photo shared by Ileana D'cruz is a boomerang video of a group of girls standing in a queue and doing the wave dance. Later, she shared another picture, where she is seen lying on the floor of the dance studio. What caught our attention was Ileana's caption on this picture. It read: "My body after rehearsals - Shattered but happy [sic]". In recent times, her Instagram feed is all about self-love and not holding on to things, which describes her current state of mind. The Baadshaaho actress also indulged in a question and answer session with her followers post the rumoured breakup with photographer Andrew Kneebone. A question po..
                 

Ayushmann Khurrana: Want to carve out more time for my family

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Given the dream run that he is on, you would imagine there is little that's missing from Ayushmann Khurrana's life. As he blows out the candles on his 35th birthday today, he agrees that he has already received the best gift he could have asked for. "Dream Girl is off to a good start. What's gratifying is that with this film, the trade has started viewing me in a different light altogether," he enthuses. The biggest compliment, he reveals, has come from wife Tahira Kashyap. "It's only now that she calls me a brave actor. She thinks I have done a great job in this film. Otherwise, she's critical of my work." The actor, who has begun shooting for Shubh Mangal Zyaada Saavdhaan, is taking the day off. Don't expect a glitzy party from Khurrana; the man of the moment — true to his characteristic understated style — prefers an intimate gathering over a B-Town bash. "I will have a get-together with family and friends. I prefer to keep my birthdays low-key. Being in the public eye, ..
                 

Dream Girl Movie Review: Top-class Haryanvi gag-fest

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Dream GirlU/A; Comedy, RomanceDirector: Raaj ShandilyaCast: Ayushmann Khurana, Nushrat Bharucha, Annu Kapoor, Vijay RaazRating:  It is only a torrential rain of laughs in the theatre that critic-proofs a film like this for its audiences. This is a non-stop gag-fest. And all that you need to know is if the gags being thrown at you at the speed of light, hits your brains, or bounces off the skull. Happy to note, most jokes, in varying levels of coolness and crassness, land. You instantly crack up—going through a series of corny characters, situations, and a fairly slapstick sort of massy humour. You laugh, no? Yes. That said; frankly, anything I'm gonna say after this amounts to taking oneself too seriously. Because the movie so doesn't. It is set in urban Haryana. The dialect is deeply authentic/rustic. The writer-director of this film, I'm told, holds a Limca Book record (Indian equivalent of Guinness) for delivering the maximum number of scripts (625), in continuity, for So..
                 

Section 375 Movie Review: Akshaye-Richa's impassioned courtroom drama is one of the best films of the year

6 days ago  
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Section 375 U/A: Thriller, DramaDirector: Ajay BahlCast: Akshaye Khanna, Richa Chadda, Rahul Bhat, Meera ChopraRating:  I see irony in the fact that the week mainstream superstar Aamir Khan reversed his decision of not working with #MeToo accused Subhash Kapoor, we have a film called Section 375 release. It’s a good time to re-examine our understanding of what constitutes as rape, sexual abuse and our understanding of the much-discussed movement from last year which is fast losing relevance in an industry that suffers from partial amnesia (clearly). The law clearly states - a man is said to commit “rape” who has sexual intercourse with a woman against her will; without her consent; with her consent, when her consent has been obtained by putting her or any person in whom she is interested in fear of death or of hurt. It’s a complex law and in many instances have been debated over for being an extremely harsh one for men. And thus, the resounding vi..
                 

Ready or Not Movie Review - Twisted thrills

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Ready or NotA; Comedy, Horror, MysteryCast: Samara Weaving, Adam Brody, Mark O'Brien, Henry Czerny, Andie MacDowellDirector: Matt Bettinelli-Olpin, Tyler GillettRating:  This film is macabre, weird, warped and totally unhinged but the directorial duo, Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett manage to keep the narrative succinct, eventful and thrilling. Imagine a set-up where a rich clan hunt the new entrant/bride/bridegroom for sport citing tradition and paranormal threats as the reason for murderous intent? In a bizarre series of events, Grace (Samara Weaving) marries the love of her life Alex Le Domas (Mark O'Brien) in a ceremony held on the lawns of his family mansion Le Domas Manor, only to find herself caught up in a weird custom that puts every new outsider entrant into the family, up for a hideous game – where the family are the hunters and the bride becomes the hunted. Alcoholic wastrel, Alex's brother Daniel (Adam Brody), mother Becky (Andie MacDowell), sister ..
                 

Siddharth Anand: Hrithik Roshan - Tiger Shroff never competed with each other

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Mounting the film was the least of my challenges. The script is always the [cause of] worry. I am a sharp critic of my own work and I constantly assess what can be improved," starts off Siddharth Anand. All eyes are on the director who has managed a casting coup of sorts with his next, War, which features two of the country's biggest action heroes — Hrithik Roshan and Tiger Shroff. Not too long ago, director Rohit Shetty had mentioned that stars today are wary of doing two-hero films. In an industry that has witnessed more than its fair share of an ego tussle between stars, it is refreshing to see Roshan and Shroff stand shoulder-to-shoulder in the October 2 release. "To rope in one actor for your movie is difficult, to get two is impossible. That's why directors don't write two-hero films. Actors don't agree to do them owing to insecurities over screen space," reveals Anand, counting himself blessed to have managed the feat. "Both, Hrithik and Tiger, are at the peak of their ca..
                 

Ranbir Kapoor to collaborate with Kabir Singh director Sandeep Reddy Vanga?

7 days ago  
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Sandeep Reddy Vanga rose to fame in Bollywood with the remake of his Telugu film Arjun Reddy, titled Kabir Singh. The film went on to break several records at the box office in 2019. It created a new fandom altogether for Shahid Kapoor, while Kiara Advani also received applause and praise for her performance. A while ago, Sandeep Reddy Vanga had admitted that after the success of Kabir Singh, he is keen on directing another film for Bollywood. According to a report in Mumbai Mirror, Sandeep Vanga has already discussed the idea of making a crime drama with T-Series' Bhushan Kumar. After the discussion, the director and producer had only one name in mind for the role - Ranbir Kapoor. The report further states that the Sanju actor will soon meet Vanga to discuss the project in detail. However, the publication asserts that even if Ranbir gives a nod to this project, he won't be able to shoot anytime soon, as he has to complete filming Shamshera and Brahmastra.  Sandeep Reddy Vanga. Ph..
                 

Taimur Ali Khan's bicycle crunches with uncle Armaan Jain is taking over the internet

7 days ago  
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Kareena Kapoor, Karisma Kapoor and other family members of Kapoor clan, including the kiddos Taimur Ali Khan, Kiaan Kapoor and Samaira Kapoor were snapped at Babita's Bandra residence to seek blessings on the account of Ganesh Chaturthi, which started on September 2. While many observe this festival as an event for a few days, some follow it till Ananth Chaturthi too, which is a ten-day visarjan ceremony. On Tuesday, September 10, the entire family was clicked at Babita's residence, and they were out to seek blessings of Lord Ganesh at the yesteryear actress' Bandra house. While Karisma Kapoor shared a few pictures on social media, Armaan Jain, who is maternal uncle to Taimur, shot some cute video clippings that have taken the internet by storm. In one of the videos, Taimur Ali Khan is seen doing bicycle crunches with Armaan, and with his tiny feet up in the air, he tries hard to beat his uncle in this oh-so-adorable workout session. Dressed in white kurta-pyjama for the celebration, t..
                 

Hrithik Roshan: When I was selected for Kaho Na... Pyaar Hai, I trained diligently with Salman Khan

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You have to sort of be a Hrithik Roshan fan-cum-fitness fanatic to even attempt to make sense of the actor's fitness journey. In the two decades since he made his industry debut, Roshan would talk about the injuries he sustained owing to the occupational hazard of being an actor with such nonchalance that he made vulnerability seem charming. Even then, placed before the camera, film after film, he flaunted his athletic prowess with a flair that could render notions of him having suffered a double slip disc, torn ligaments and debilitating back injuries, laughable. The stimulus to go from broken to buff over and over again came from different motivators. Sometimes it came from his urge to be 'worthy' enough of playing a superhero (Krrish). On other occasions, it came from the dismay of being perceived as perpetually 'tired', after his son posed a question (reportedly: 'Are you too tired to play with me?'). Roshan with kids Hrehaan and Hridhaan Roshan apparently often argues that he isn'..
                 

Kiara Advani's playsuit is all you need this season

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Kiara Advani is a sight for sore eyes. Be it her regular gym outings, dinner dates or parties, the Kabir Singh actress makes sure she takes her style quotient a notch higher. Recently, Kiara turned heads in her playsuit as she arrived at Manish Malhotra's residence for a dinner party. Wish to dress up like Kiara? We are here to help you nail a fashionable look just like her. And Amazon is at your rescue, of course, at affordable prices. Purys striped jumpsuit This sleeveless striped jumpsuit is super comfy for warm summer days and evenings. This comfortable piece of clothing is a great casual wear and helps you create a new style statement. This jumpsuit is made from polyester which is super light in weight, making it easy to wear. This striped jumpsuit features a round neckline. The seam of the neck is hemmed to perfection so that it falls well and does not hang. It comes with a drawstring adjustable waist. Purys Striped Jumpsuit is available at a discounted price of Rs 740. Shop it ..
                 

Birthday special: Films you probably didn't know Anurag Kashyap has acted in

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We know Anurag Kashyap as the one who has a rebellious streak in him and is unafraid to speak his mind. We know him as the director, screenwriter and producer. But did you know he has acted in more than 10 films in his career? On Anurag Kashyap's 47th birthday today, let's meet Anurag Kashyap - the actor. Here are 13 films he has made an appearance in... Black Friday (2004) Anurag Kashyap (right) in 'Black Friday'. All pics/YouTube No Smoking (2007) Anurag Kashyap (left) in 'No Smoking' Luck By Chance (2009) Anurag Kashyap in 'Luck By Chance' Dev.D (2009) Anurag Kashyap plays a cameo as one of Chanda's (Kalki Koechlin) clients. He is seen during the 'Paayaliya' song sequence. Anurag Kashyap and Kalki Koechlin in 'Dev.D' Gulaal (2009) Anurag Kashyap in 'Gulaal' I Am (2010) Anurag Kashyap plays the role of a child molester in Onir's film 'I Am'. Anurag Kashyap in 'I Am' Shagird (2011) Anurag Kashyap made his full-fledged acting debut in 2011 with Tigmanshu Dhulia's crime thriller 'S..
                 

Huma Qureshi makes her relationship with Mudassar Aziz official; pens an emotional note for him

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After months of speculation, Huma Qureshi has finally spilled the beans on her love life. The Badlapur actress confirmed her relationship with director Mudassar Aziz through a heartfelt note on Instagram. On the occasion of the Happy Bhag Jayegi director's birthday, Huma penned an emotional message for him. She wrote, "The Many Moods of Mudassar... It sure has been a hell of a ride ... I'm so proud of everything you do and the man you are! I pray from the bottom of my heart that all your dreams come true ... Happy Birthday baba @mudassar_as_is Sending love from saat samundar paar.... Stay smiling always ... Onwards #love #happybirthday #joy #virgobaby #Septemberchild Love you more than you know ...(sic)."       View this post on Instagram A post shared by Huma Qureshi (@iamhumaq) onSep 4, 2019 at 11:54am PDT In reply, Mudassar wrote, "Phew it's hard to reply to this... A soul as gorgeous as you are @iamhumaq finds appreciation even in somebody as flawed or fractur..
                 

Ali Fazal takes inspiration from Kennedy Brothers

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Prassthanam follows the different trajectories of two brothers eyeing to succeed their politician father. Ali Fazal understood that the complex relationship between the siblings as well as the duo's strained relationship with the patriarch — portrayed by Sanjay Dutt — were integral to the story of the Deva Katta-directed venture. To grasp the dynamics of a political family better, the actor read up extensively on the lives of the Kennedy brothers before reporting to the set of Prassthanam. John F Kennedy; Robert Kennedy. Pic/AFP photo/Handout/JFK Library  "The reading material was to absorb the context of the film," explains Fazal, who delved into the equation of the Kennedy brothers — former US President John F Kennedy and brother Robert — to do justice to his sibling act with Satyajeet Dubey. "The Kennedy brothers led their life in limelight, so reading about them helped me get a better sense of the family dynamics." Playing son to Dutt was another high f..
                 

Another #MeToo accused Anu Malik rehabilitated?

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When the #MeToo wave hit India in late 2018, the subsequent action taken against several alleged sexual offenders made one believe that Bollywood was ready for that long overdue course correction. However, cut to a year later, the industry appears to have stayed true to its fickle nature. Anu Malik — who was dropped from Indian Idol 10 after he was accused of sexual harassment by singers Sona Mohapatra and Shweta Pandit, among others — has found his way back to the show. The music composer shot for a promo of the upcoming season with co-judges Neha Kakkar and Vishal Dadlani, on Saturday. A source reveals, "The makers and channel decided to reinstate Anu Malik as one of the judges as he, with his shair-o-shayari, is synonymous with Indian Idol. He has judged every season since the reality show began airing in 2004." While rumours of Malik returning to the show had been doing the rounds for a while, the channel officials announced that they were retaining last season's judges..
                 

Telly tattle: Amit Sarin gets rid of facial fuzz; Zooey Deschanel and husband call it quits

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Telly actor Amit Sarin, who was seen on shows like Kkusum, Doli Saja Ke and Nisha Aur Uske Cousins has shifted base to the US. He is now working on his maiden production, Tiger Heart, which will be helmed by Anaconda director Dwight Little. For years, he had been sporting facial fuzz, but recently went clean. He says, "After a long time, I shaved. My manager and partner saw footage of my television shows online and insisted that I get rid of the fuzz. It has been almost two years since I moved to Los Angeles. This is the first time they are seeing me clean-shaven. They are liking it. The biggest compliment came from my wife Vineesha. She told me that I reminded her of my Kkusum days," he says. New Girl actor Zooey splits from husband Zooey Deschanel of New Girl fame has announced separation from husband Jacob Pechenik after four years of marriage. In a statement, the couple’s representative said the two will continue to remain "friends, business partners" and "co-parents" to the..
                 

Aparshakti Khurana celebrates fifth wedding anniversary with wife Aakriti Ahuja

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Ayushmann Khurrana's younger brother, Aparshakti Khurana is now a known face in Bollywood. The actor is a part of almost all big banner films. After proving his mettle in the film industry, the actor-singer has become amongst the sought-after actors. Aparshakti, who has no reservations about being the second lead in films or the best friend to the lead, is celebrating his wedding anniversary with "beautiful" Aakriti Ahuja. The couple is celebrating five years of marriage. The Stree actor shared a monochrome image of himself with wife Aakriti Ahuja on Instagram. The photograph is from his wedding album. He shared the portrait with the caption: "5 years to this beautiful moment with the most beautiful [sic]"       View this post on Instagram A post shared by Aparshakti Khurana (@aparshakti_khurana) onSep 7, 2019 at 1:48am PDT Aparshakti Khurana also shared many romantic pictures with "wifey for lifey" on his Instagram stories. The first image shared has the couple c..
                 

Shah Rukh Khan's Meer Foundation holds post-operative therapy camp for acid attack survivors

11 days ago  
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Shah Rukh Khan runs an NGO (Non-Governmental Organisation) named Meer Foundation, which helps in the betterment of acid attack survivors' lives. The foundation has consistently contributed to the upliftment of society. On International Women's Day this year in March 2019, Meer Foundation launched a key holistic initiative for Acid attack survivors titled 'ToGETher Transformed', which sponsored corrective surgeries for fifty burns and acid attack survivors. The whole month of March was dedicated to organising these surgeries which were performed across patients from Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, West Bengal, Jharkhand, and Uttarakhand, with an 85% population of women and children availed the facilities of the initiative. The next leg of the activity under the 'ToGETher Transformed' initiative will see Meer Foundation collaborate with Department of Mental Health and Behavioural Sciences, Fortis Healthcare to support survivors of acid attacks. They are going ahead with post-operative thera..
                 

Sanjay Dutt: Tough to break out of action hero image

11 days ago  
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Counted among the original macho men of Bollywood, Sanjay Dutt tried to steer away from the action hero image in his last few outings. If Kalank saw him try his hand at an emotional drama, the thriller, Saheb Biwi Aur Gangster 3 (2018), was far removed from the star's brand of cinema. However, his attempt to step out of his comfort zone was met with little success. With his home production Prasthanam, Dutt tells mid-day that he wants to regain his credibility as an action star. "I played a father in Bhoomi [2017]. In the climax courtroom sequence, the audience expected me to bash up the villains [and were disappointed when it didn't happen]. In Saheb Biwi Aur Gangster 3, my fans complained that the gangster element was missing from my role. There is a certain image that I have of an action star; it's difficult to break it and do something else. It's difficult to reinvent. If people love me for my macho roles, it is my responsibility to give them that. Prasthanam has everything that the..
                 

IT: Chapter Two Movie Review - An energy sapping, long-drawn sequel

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IT: Chapter TwoA: HorrorDirector: Andy MuschiettiCast: Jessica Chastain, Bill Skarsgård, James McAvoy, Bill Hader, James Ransone, Andy Bean, Jay Ryan, Isaiah Mustafa, Jaeden Martell, Jaeden Lieberher, Xavier Dolan, Teach Grant, Wyatt Oleff, Will Beinbrink, Sophia Lillis, Jess Weixler, Finn Wolfhard, Jeremy Taylor, Chosen Jacobs, Jack GrazerRating:  The concluding part of Andy Muschietti's adaptation of Stephen King's 'It' has Jessica Chastain, James McAvoy and Bill Hader among others, as the grown-up members of the Losers' club that the evil clown Pennywise returns 27 years later, to torment. 'Chapter two' has a nearly three hour runtime with an episodic structure that does little to alleviate the accumulating tedium of aggravating length. The shape-shifting nightmare who preys on the children of Derry, Maine, was supposedly vanquished by the teens way back in 1989. They had also made a pact that they would band together again to defeat Pennywise (Bill Skarsgard) &..
                 

Is Ayushmann Khurrana-starrer everybody's dream girl?

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Days after the trailer of Ayushmann Khurrana-starrer Dream Girl released, the makers have been accused of plagiarism by Janak Toprani. Toprani argues that his 2017 release, Call For Fun, bears resemblance to Balaji Telefilms' production, which sees Khurrana slip into the appearance of a woman. He claims to have approached Balaji with his script on two occasions but was turned down. "After they let go of the project, I got a financier and [made] the movie last year," he says, quick to add that Ekta Kapoor was not part of the discussion he had with the production. Toprani Call For Fun director He took action after a friend intimated him about the resemblance between the films. "After the trailer released, we took a week to consult a few lawyers. Then, I tried to call Nachiket Pantvaidya [CEO, Balaji] but he did not answer my call," says the director, who has shared the subsequent e-mails he wrote to Balaji, with mid-day. "If Dream Girl is similar to my film, I will file a legal case. I w..
                 

Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah: Ganeshotsav festivity is in the air in Gokuldham society

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It's all very festive in Gokuldham Society as they welcome Ganapati Bappa with the same excitement as they celebrate all other festivals. However this year, in Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah (TMKOC), Master Bhide has shouldered the entire responsibility of organising the Ganeshotsav Pandal as well as arranging for the food and other requirements. Everyone is gearing up in preparation of the pooja and decorations while the women have become busy sorting out their dresses for the occasion. On this auspicious occasion, artistes of Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah have shared their opinions. "Like every year, this year too we are going to celebrate Ganeshotsav with full excitement and energy. Also this year, Bhide has taken the responsibility of sorting everything out by himself so there is very little to worry about. What I find special about Ganeshotsav is that the festival brings everyone together and during this time of the year the atmosphere remains spiritual and charged. I have been..
                 

This rainy season, go casual like Malaika Arora; get the look

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Malaika Arora was spotted at the Mumbai Airport in her casual best. The Chaiya Chaiya girl sported a black leather jacket, which she paired with a basic white tee and distressed joggers for the outing. She completed her look with white sports shoes and black sunglasses. Now even you can ace your fashion sense just like Malaika. We have curated a list of trendy outfits that you can buy at affordable prices only on Amazon. Leather Retail Biker Faux Leather Jacket for Women Grab this black jacket from Leather Retail and be ready to bag endless compliments. This super-trendy jacket will lend you a sporty look when paired with jeans and boots. Made from faux leather, this jacket is superior in quality and a valuable pick. Leather Retail Biker Faux Leather Jacket is available at a discounted price of Rs 2,099. Shop it here Jockey women's cotton V-neck t-shirt Refresh your wardrobe with this t-shirt and pair it with jeans for the perfect casual outfit. The product is made up of 96 per ..
                 

Apoorva Lakhia takes war online; to produce web series for AltBalaji

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Ever so ready to explore stories of the underworld, Shootout At Lokhandwala (2007) and Haseena Parkar (2017) director Apoorva Lakhia is set to work on another offering, MUMbhai, which revolves around gangsters and cops. Rubbishing reports of the show being inspired from encounter-specialist Daya Nayak's life, Lakhia says, "Real-life characters, especially those of gangsters and cops, have been such exploited on screen that they're now boring. We have researched on various people and written a fictional piece set against the backdrop of the '90s and 2000s. Apoorva Lakhia Our show is based on the friendship between a cop and a gangster. With the reality of a decade — one when encounter cops came into existence and gangsters became superstars — being dramatic, the script is evidently interesting." Angad Bedi and Sikander Kher slip into the role of a cop and gangster respectively. The Alt Balaji offering, which will be helmed by Akshay Chaubey, kicks off next month in Mumbai. ..
                 

Nach Baliye 9: Serious injury forces Pooja Banerjee to exit the show

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Television actress Pooja Banerjee entered the dance reality show, Nach Baliye 9 with husband Sandeep Sejwal. The duo made an entry on the show as wildcard entrants and boasted about being the best by challenging other existing contestants on the show. Their first performance received accolades from the judges and applause from the audience, which proved that the competition seemed to be getting tougher.  However, owing to serious injuries sustained by Pooja Banerjee during rehearsals, the couple is taking an early exit from Nach Baliye 9.  Speaking about the exit and what was the cause of Pooja's injury, Sandeep Sejwal said, "In the act, Pooja had to stand on my shoulders and fall back, with our choreographer catching her. However, she slipped, lost her balance and fell in the front from above 10 feet from the ground. She landed on her hands. The impact was such that she hurt both her hands — the joint of her right wrist is fractured, while the left elbow bone is chippe..
                 

Mann Bairagi: Sanjay Leela Bhansali to make a film on Prime Minister Narendra Modi

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With Prime Minister Narendra Modi celebrating his 69th birthday on Tuesday, the buzz is that another film based on the life of current Prime Minister of India is in the pipeline. The film titled Mann Bairagi will be a one-hour long film and its first look will be digitally presented by Saaho star Prabhas. As per Hindustan Times' reports, the film will be produced by Sanjay Leela Bhansali. In an exclusive report by HT, Sanjay Leela Bhansali was quoted saying, "The story was very well-researched, and the turning point of our PM's life as a young man, really intrigued me. I felt that it's an unheard story which needs to be told." The turning point of Narendra Modi's life as a young man intrigued the Padmaavat director, as he felt that Mann Bairagi's story is "unheard" which needs to be told. Prabhas (Picture courtesy/AFP) Written and directed by Ssanjay Tripaathy, the film will be co-produced by Mahaveer Jain. "Mann Bairagi brings out that defining moment in the journey of our PM which ha..
                 

Christopher Nolan kicks-off Tenet's Mumbai schedule with early morning shoot outside Mondy's

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For the suburban Bollywoodwallahs, a trip to Colaba is not a particularly pleasing thought. It's even less appealing when the shoot's call time is 5.30 am. A stylist friend asked if it was an Akshay Kumar shoot since he is infamous for his early morning call time. "Even better," was the reply as we dashed off to see filmmaker Christopher Nolan open his week-long schedule of Tenet in the city. Sitting a lane away from Regal cinema, iconic pub Café Mondegar, known as much for its vintage jukebox as for its Bifteck Alla Supremo, was cordoned off with barricades, and manned by brawny security guards. A few inquiries among the 150-odd extras present at the scene helped us learn that the film's on-ground production unit had been in discussion with the café for permissions to function out of their premises. A well-informed hanger-on told us the café's partners were clear they wouldn't mess with their weekend loyalist crowd, and in turn, the unit agreed to shoot in the wee..
                 

GoT stunt director Paul Jennings: War at par with Mission Impossible

2 days ago  
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The star cast is arguably the biggest USP of War — the October 2 release sees the coming together of Hrithik Roshan and Tiger Shroff. Knowing that the union of two of Bollywood's biggest action heroes will be surrounded by high expectations, director Siddharth Anand wanted to have a reputed action director helm the face-off sequences between the two on-screen rivals. Enter Paul Jennings, one of the biggest action directors of Hollywood. The stunt director has previously lent his expertise to Hollywood action spectacles like The Dark Knight (2008), San Andreas (2015), Jack Reacher (2012), Sherlock Holmes (2009) and Game Of Thrones, among others. Paul Jennings "What I love about Bollywood is that you can push the action a little bit further," says Jennings, who forays into Hindi cinema with War. "You can do things that push the boundaries of believability right to the edge. As a result, you can end up with more spectacular sequences. In Hindi movies, you can sometimes be limited by..
                 

Birthday Special: 5 movies that prove Tom Hardy is everyone's man crush

3 days ago  
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Tom Hardy's wide-ranging credits that include everything from crime dramas to sci-fi thrillers have not only helped propel him on to Hollywood's A-list, but also solidified his reputation as one of the industry's most versatile actors. With Hardy's star power solely rising, here's a glance at his most amazing roles. Don't miss The Dark Knight Rises and Mad Max: Fury Road only on Sony PIX. The Dark Knight Rises The last instalment of Christopher Nolan's Batman films features Hardy as a masked, nihilistic villain named Bane. Even with half of his face obscured by the mask, Bane is terrifying – partly because of his physical presence and because Hardy fully commits to inhabiting that dark place required for a character with no moral compass. Hardy made lots of headlines as Bane, some of it for the muscle on show and some of it for the muffled growling that passed for the dialogues spoken through his mask. This resulted in one of the most memorable performances from the franchise an..
                 

Vicky Kaushal, Abhishek Bachchan, Taapsee Pannu get nostalgic as Manmarziyaan clocks one year

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Manmarziyaan by filmmaker Anurag Kashyap featured Vicky Kaushal, Taapsee Pannu and Abhishek Bachchan in pivotal roles. The modern-day romance drama completed one year on Saturday, September 14, 2019. As Manmarziyaan turns one, actors Vicky, Abhishek and Taapsee got nostalgic remembering the film.  Taapsee Pannu played the character of a hockey enthusiast, named Rumi, who is a free bird by nature and heart. Her character does not like to be tied in any kind of boundaries. Walking down the memory lane, Taapsee shared a photo of her hugging director Anurag Kashyap and two stills of herself from Manmarziyaan. She wrote: "1 year and Rumi didn't leave me. 1 year the red didn't leave me...1 year this love didn't leave me ...1 year of unleashing the madness within 1 year of 'Manmarziyaan'."       View this post on Instagram A post shared by Taapsee Pannu (@taapsee) onSep 13, 2019 at 5:55pm PDT Commenting on the same post by Taapsee Pannu, Kashyap said: "1 year of you..
                 

It's going to be a face-off between John Abraham and Emraan Hashmi in Mumbai Saga

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Even as director Sanjay Gupta kicked off the second schedule of Mumbai Saga yesterday with Emraan Hashmi, action directors Vikram More and Anbariv are busy designing the fight sequence for the climax. Talking to mid-day, the director reveals that the climax of the actioner — that traces the shutdown of mills in Bombay in the '80s, thus changing the landscape of the city — will see Hashmi take on his on-screen rival John Abraham. "What's the point of bringing two heroes together if they don't have a face-off? I have chalked out several confrontation scenes between the two leads. For the final sequence, we have designed an elaborate action set-piece that will have John and Emraan engage in hand-to-hand combat," says Gupta. Probe him if the two actors play leaders of rival gangs, and he is unusually tight-lipped. "I can't divulge what they play but I can assure you that Mumbai Saga is full of action and one-liners." The director adds that Hashmi has been devotedly working out..
                 

Dream Girl special screening: Ayushmann Khurrana, Nushrat Bharucha rock the floor

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Dream Girl is one of the most awaited releases of the year, thanks to its quirky and unique content. In the movie, Ayushmann Khurrana, essays the role of a young man imitating female voices which leads to hilarious results. The makers have kept the curious crowds on their edge by sharing hilarious behind-the-scene videos and dialogue promos from the film. A day before the release of the film, the makers held a special screening at a multiplex in Juhu, Mumbai. Apart from Khurrana, his co-star Nushrat Bharucha was in attendance along with the other star cast and several Bollywood celebrities. Ayushmann Khurrana with his wife. All pictures/Yogen Shah The National Award-winning actor was accompanied by his wife Tahira Kashyap, and son, Virajveer Khurrana. Ayushmann looked stunning in his white t-shirt, black trousers, and a white jacket, while Tahira looked beautiful in black long dress. Ayushmann Khurrana with his wife and son Nushrat Bharucha, who plays Ayushmann Khurrana's love int..
                 

See Photo: Tiger Shroff, Shraddha Kapoor reunite for Baaghi 3; shoot begins today

6 days ago  
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Tiger Shroff is all set to reunite with Shraddha Kapoor for the third instalment of Baaghi. Its first two instalments proved to be blockbusters at the box office. Where Baaghi had Shraddha Kapoor as Sia paired opposite Tiger, Baaghi 2 had Disha Patani play his love interest in the film. Tiger Shroff's mother Ayesha Shroff shared the news on her official Instagram handle. Sharing the poster of Baaghi 3, Ayesha wrote, "Alllllllll the best and GOD bless our Baaghi family for Baaghi 3!!!!! The journey begins TODAY!!!!"       View this post on Instagram A post shared by Ayesha Shroff (@ayeshashroff) onSep 11, 2019 at 11:24pm PDT Producer Sajid Nadiadwala welcomed Shraddha Kapoor on the sets of Baaghi 3 by penning a heartfelt note. Shraddha shared the note on her Instagram handle which read, "Dear Shraddha, you made all of us go Cham Cham! Welcome back to the third phase of Baaghi franchise. We can't wait to see you back in action! Wishing you all the luck and love on k..
                 

MTV Hustle: Five reasons to watch out for the show this week

6 days ago  
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Unique compositions, powerful storytelling and foot-tapping beats- all underlined by rap! India's biggest rap revolution, MTV Hustle boasts of a plethora of talent who take the centre stage with some mesmerizing performances. The weekend episode of MTV Hustle will be no different, promising a complete entertainment package. Before you tune-in to the episode, we bring you 5 reasons to be glued to the show: The 14-year old rapper creates magic! Lil' AM, the 14-year old rapper will kick-start the show with his stunning performance, leaving the contestants and the judges in awe of him. Raftaar, fond of his talent and energy, invited Lil' AM on MTV Hustle and claimed that Lil' AM's can give a tough fight to all the contestants on the show. Lil' AM's previous compositions on Election Rap and Independence Day has already made him a popular social media star. Watch out for Lil' AM starting the rap saga on MTV Hustle. Welcome Brodha V- the guest judge for this week Bangalore-based rapper, Vig..
                 

Cupid's arrow strikes director Mudassar Aziz once again

7 days ago  
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Huma Qureshi and Mudassar Aziz made their relationship official by professing their love for each other on social media. Not many may recall that this is the second time the Happy Bhag Jayegi franchise director is smitten by an actor. Mudassar Aziz and Sushmita Sen Over a decade ago, there were rumours about him and Sushmita Sen, who featured in his directorial debut, Dulha Mil Gaya (2010). The two were often spotted together and Mudassar was also on board Sushmita's directorial debut, Rani Laxmibai, which never took off.  Mudassar Aziz In 2012, Mudassar tied the knot with writer and executive producer Farahjaan Sheikh who was associated with Vikram Bhatt's production house. Now, Cupid's arrow has struck the director again. On Mudassar's birthday, his lady love Huma took to social media to share a heartfelt message for him. She wrote, "The Many Moods of Mudassar... It sure has been a hell of a ride ... I'm so proud of everything you do and the man you are! I pray from the bot..
                 

Dabangg 3 Motion Poster: Salman Khan starts the 100-day countdown

7 days ago  
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Salman Khan has just announced the release date of the third instalment in the Dabangg franchise, Dabangg 3. The Salman Khan and Sonakshi Sinha-starrer is all set to release on December 20, 2019, in four languages. Salman took to social media to share a motion poster announcing the release date, and fans can't wait to watch the quirkiest, most lovable cop, Chulbul Pandey, on the big screen again. The makers of Dabangg 3 have released a fun motion poster and later a static poster of Dabangg as well. The poster has Salman's famous catchphrase, 'Swagat Toh Karo Humara!' in four languages.  Check out the motion poster here: The actor himself has taken to social media and shared the motion poster and begins the countdown. Sharing the same he wrote, "Aa Rahe Hain! Chulbul Robinhood Pandey. Theek 100 din baad. Swagat Toh Karo Humara! #100DaystoDabangg3" Aa Rahe Hain! Chulbul Robinhood Pandey. Theek 100 din baad. Swagat Toh Karo Humara! #100DaystoDabangg3https://t.co/MVGLceqIez@arb..
                 

Siddharth Anand: Rambo remake to roll next year

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Siddharth Anand has revealed that the team of "Rambo" remake is all set to go on floors from March 2020, with a script that's extremely relevant to the current situation of the country. The Hindi adaptation of the 1982 Hollywood classic "Rambo" will feature Tiger Shroff stepping into the shoes of veteran action star Sylvester Stallone. The original followed John Rambo, a US Army veteran (played by Stallone), who is traumatised by his experience in the Vietnam War, and uses the skills he gained there to fight police, enemy troops, and drug cartels. Siddharth said the film has been adapted as per Indian sensibilities. Tiger Shroff "The germ of 'Rambo' is the most fascinating bit, not just the fact that it's a remake. The story that we have is something very relevant and contemporary, the kind of situation that's prevalent in the country. That's what makes it equally challenging and exciting," Siddharth told PTI. The director said work on the film will begin immediately after his upcoming..
                 

Sonakshi Sinha joins Shraddha Kapoor in Save Aarey campaign

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Over the past fortnight, Mumbaikars have come together to protest against the BMC's proposed felling of 2,700 trees in Aarey Colony to build a Metro shed. Several Bollywood celebrities too have criticised the move, with Shraddha Kapoor joining the protest in Goregaon on September 1. Sonakshi Sinha is the latest celebrity to have thrown her weight behind the campaign. Talking to mid-day on the sidelines of Myntra Fashion Superstar, the actor said, "Shraddha recently messaged me saying that whenever she goes to Aarey again, she would love it if I joined her. I will definitely be part of the campaign. I wasn't aware [of the protest], else I would have been present that day itself. We are also spreading the message among our colleagues, hoping that more people will join in. It will help if they talk about it on social media or take to the streets because they enjoy a wide reach." Shraddha Kapoor at the protest Sinha is appalled that the civic authorities are considering destroying the only..
                 

Buy these fashionable floral yet light sarees only on Amazon

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Kangana Ranaut was spotted in an interacting session with the media at the press conference of Cauvery Calling Tree Plantation Campaign on Thursday, September 5, in Mumbai. For the event, Kangy was seen wearing a pretty blue floral saree, which she paired with a sleeveless blouse. Kangana Ranaut's team also shared the picture on social media, and fans can't stop praising the Queen's fashion sense. Take a look!       View this post on Instagram A post shared by Kangana Ranaut (@team_kangana_ranaut) onSep 5, 2019 at 6:35am PDT Now even you can step out in a floral saree, which are fashionable yet amazingly light in weight to carry them the entire day. Check these out! Orange Floral Printed Saree: This prange coloured floral printed chiffon saree is a perfect fit if you are planning to wear in the monsoon season. Get this one at the discounted price of Rs 577 only. Shop here. Georgette Saree: One of the most graceful costumes made from unstitched fabric-the saree-t..
                 

B-town buzz: Ayushmann Khurrana croons unplugged version of Ik Mulaqat; Tanushree Dutt back to silver screen

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Days before its release, Ayushmann Khurrana has done an unplugged version of the Ik Mulaqat track from Dream Girl. On Monday night, the actor recorded the track at composer duo, Meet Bros' studio in Andheri. It will be used for promotions. Speaking of Ayushmann Khurrana's film Dream Girl, it also stars Nushrat Bharucha, Annu Kapoor, Vijay Raaz, Manjot Singh, Nidhi Bisht, Rajesh Sharma, Abhishek Banerjee, and Raj Bhansali in pivotal roles. The film shares a story about Ayushmann playing a guy who dresses up as women characters for the local dramas and confidently so, which leads him to pick up a job in a radio station which requires him to speak to the listeners in an effeminate voice! Within no time, the quirky Pooja takes over the whole city with her inviting voice and soothes every one who calls her. Ayushmann also shared how different it was to slip into the character of Pooja for the movie. He said: "I had to deliver 25 per cent of my dialogues in a woman's voice. Since I come..
                 

Telly tattle: Manuj Nagpal's acting debut; Zuber K Khan balances TV and films

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After teaching martial arts and clicking portfolios of stars, Manuj Nagpal now makes his acting debut in the fantasy thriller, Vish. His look has been inspired by Ranveer Singh's get-up as Alauddin Khilji in Padmaavat. "My character has supernatural powers and is on a revenge-seeking mission after being cheated," he says. Balance it out Kasam Tere Pyaar Ki and Naagin 3 actor Zuber K Khan is big-screen bound with Rajiv Walia's Dhadke Dil Baar Baar. He says, "Telly actors like Mouni Roy, Mrunal Thakur and Vikrant Massey are bagging meaty roles in films. The gap between small and big screen stars has reduced." Khan is keen to balance television assignments with Bollywood outings. He was earlier seen in films like Lekar Hum Deewana Dil (2014) and Dosti Ke Side Effects earlier this year. TV celebs stand by Aarey BMC's Tree Authority recently cleared the proposal for cutting or transplanting 2,702 trees in Mumbai's Aarey Colony for the Metro-3 car shed. TV actors share their thoughts about..
                 

Sidharth Malhotra: We are doing our bit to reduce plastic use in Kargil

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Only days after the unit of Varun Dhawan's Coolie No 1 banned plastic on the set, Shershaah actor Sidharth Malhotra is leading from the front in helping Kargil retain its natural beauty. The actor, who has been shooting in Ladakh over the past month for the Vikram Batra biopic, tells mid-day that cleaning up the location after the day's shoot is a standing instruction on the set. "When someone loves the outdoors as much as I do, you have immense respect for Mother Nature. We have been shooting in remote locations in Kargil, so our production team often has to carry heavy equipment up the mountains. During one of the shoots, there was a lapse [and the team had not cleaned up] the litter around. [When I got wind of this], I looked into it immediately and made sure the location was completely clean. Now, we ensure that at the end of the day's shoot, the location is as spick and span as we had found it," says Malhotra. Sidharth Malhotra in Kargil In order to reduce their plastic footprint..
                 

When three is a party

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Lending an electronic flavour to the classical album Infinity, music producer Karsh Kale hopes to have created an inroad for listeners who consider classical music "too highbrow" for their sensibilities. On offer in the seven-track album — that has Kale give wings to the vision of Ali brothers, Ayaan and Amaan — is a distinctive play on the sarod. "There are five different dimensions to the instrument in this album," says Amaan, adding, "In one place, it is distorted, in another, it is metallic. It is also rustic in one track, and raw in yet another," he says, as brother Ayaan adds that their latest collaboration is hence likely to appeal to consumers of classical as well as electronic music. Even as father and sarod maestro Amjad Ali Khan agrees that the trio has successfully reinvented the way the instrument can sound, he is particularly pleased with the manner in which the two genres have been amalgamated. "Fusion experiments have been around for long. But not all of the..
                 

B-town buzz: Farhan Akhtar and Shibani Dandekar's lovers' tiff; Tanushree making a comeback?

10 days ago  
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There has been tattle about what made Shibani Dandekar post a cryptic message as her Instastory. She shared a post of Reese Witherspoon who wrote, "My friend @kerrywashington always says, "Rejection is God's protection". You are on a path that is made for you. Sometimes the universe is protecting you from a bad job or a toxic relationship. So remember next time you fail at something or someone leaves you heartbroken... let yourself be sad, grieve what didn't happen for a minute but move on. Better things are waiting for you (sic)." On the same day, actor beau Farhan Akhtar wrote, "You're the one that I want (sic)." Were the two having a lovers' tiff? Am back Tanushree Dutta is in talks with leading filmmakers for a potential comeback into Bollywood. Once in India, Tanushree will begin the dance and fitness prep. The actor hopes for a script that outshines debut films of current newcomers. The ex-Miss India, who initiated the #MeToo movement in India, wants to look and perform her best..
                 

Who do television actors want to see on Bigg Boss?

11 days ago  
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There is a great deal of speculation about who will feature in the upcoming season of Bigg Boss. The Salman Khan hosted reality show is slated to air in the coming weeks. Telly actor Dalljit Kaur recently quit Guddan Tumse Na Ho Payega as she has given her nod to be locked up in the house. We ask some television actors whom they would like to see as contestants on Bigg Boss 13 Ashish Trivedi: Ashish Trivedi is keen on seeing cricketer Hardik Pandya in the house. "I find his attitude fun-loving and cool towards life. We cannot judge anyone by just one-hour episode of some show like Koffee With Karan. I want to see more of him as I love him as a cricketer." Ankit Bathla: Ankit Bathla wants Salman Khan in the house. "I would love to see Bhai himself in the house. I am a big fan, so I would get to see more of him than just as host of the show." Zuber Khan: Zuber K Khan wants to see Virat Kohli. "I would love to see the Indian cricket captain in the house because of his instant temp..
                 

About the boys

11 days ago  
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It's only love and that is all. Love for fashion; pure unadulterated visual pleasure, love for drama; excessively decadent and plucky, love of friends and family, friends who are family, and the media who braved the bucketing monsoon to be part of the 33rd anniversary show. Thursday night saw attendance by both, fashion media and A-list celebrities, who came together to cheer and raise a toast to the indomitable Abu Jani and Sandeep Khosla as they celebrated 33 years in the Indian fashion industry. Meezaan Jafferi Their personal partnership spanning three decades is as much about a collaboration of classic clothing and indigenous crafts, balanced with an unwavering focus on handmade slow fashion, years before it turned into a global movement. Chikankari, for instance, remains their signature style, along with mainstays jaali and mirrorwork. Their latest show was nothing less than a costume extravaganza, where each men's (a brand new menswear line called Mard) and women's outfit —..
                 

Bhakharwadi: Gokhale and Thakkar family welcome Ganpati Bappa

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While Ganpati festival is being celebrated across Maharashtra, Sony SAB's light-hearted family entertainer Bhakharwadi is all set to welcome Bappa in the upcoming segment. As Lord Ganesha is known for bringing joy and taking away all the troubles, in these tough times of sourness between Gokhale and Thakkar family, it will be interesting to see if Ganpati Bappa's arrival will make things any better for the families. As Mahendra (Paresh Gantra) and Abhishek (Akshay Kelkar) have been in the Gokhale house, disguised as women named Chandramukhi and Sulakshana, they are trying to hide this secret of theirs from coming out to everyone. With all the drama going on, both the families gear up to welcome Lord Ganesha into their respective homes, on the auspicious occasion of Ganesh Chaturthi. Keeping their differences aside, Anna (Deven Bhojani) invites his son Abhishek, home, for Ganesha Aarti while Mahendra keeps his promise made to his father by getting home Ganpati. Trying to juggle between ..
                 

10th Jagran Film Festival in Bhopal and Indore from September 6 to 8

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After a successful run in Dehradun and Meerut, the 10th Jagran Film Festival will be held in Bhopal and Indore from September 6 to 8. The schedule of the three-day festival has been released. The festival will be inaugurated by Sharat Katariya, director of Varun Dhawan and Anushka Sharma-starrer Sui Dhaga in Bhopal and Satyanshu and Devanshu Singh, directors of movie Chintu Ka Birthday in Indore. Besides film screenings, the festival will feature In-conversation and Q&A with Sharat Katariya and Manjari Fadnis in Bhopal. In-conversation with Vivek Agnihotri, director, producer and screenwriter will be held in Indore. Story of 'Making of Chintu ka birthday' followed by Q&A with Satyanshu and Devanshu Singh will be conducted in Indore. Taiwanese movie Breast and House, contributed by Taipei Economic and Cultural Center, will be screened as India premiere in Bhopal. Sui Dhaga, directed by Sharat Katariya, will be the opening film and Chintu Ka Birthday will be the closing film..
                 

'It was good to get the experience of a wedding before I get married'

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OMG! Ranbir Kapoor and Alia Bhatt are secretly married?" yelled a headline of a Bollywood portal as it shared the now-viral image of the duo in what looks like a wedding set-up. Even the most gullible refused to pay heed to the evidently photo-shopped image, which traces its origin to an ethnic wear ad shoot conducted with Bhatt and actor-model Kunal Thakur. Cinephiles would remember Thakur as a friend of Shahid Kapoor's Kabir Singh in the recent release. Confirming that the morphed image of Ranbir is, in fact, his, Thakur tells mid-day, "I was surprised to see the picture from the ad being passed around as one from their wedding. It appears fans are desperate to see them married. They superimposed Ranbir's picture on my face and circulated the image. I learnt of it when I began to receive messages from those who knew about the ad, informing me of this image." Kunal Thakur with Alia Bhatt in the ad Shooting with Bhatt for the Abhishek Varman-directed ad was an "amazing experience" for ..
                 

Kirit Bhai Solanki: Aazaad will be remembered for rejuvenating Sanskrit with Aham Brahmasmi

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Trailer and song launch of the first mainstream Sanskrit film in world cinema Aham Brahmasmi and the success meet of the glorious film Rashtraputra - Showcased at Cannes film festival France on 21st May 2019. At HT Parekh Hall - Ahmedabad Management Association on 3rd September 2019 – Writer, Director, Actor and the much-celebrated nationalist filmmaker Aazaad was honored and acknowledged by the chief guest of auspicious ceremony Dr. Kirit Premjibhai Solanki (Senior Politician and Hon'ble Member of Parliament – Lok Sabha, Ahmedabad) for successful premiere of his film Rashtraputra at prestigious International Cannes Film Festival and his creative contribution in Sanskrit with the first mainstream feature film of the world, Aham Brahmasmi. The historical event was organized by Samskrita Bharati, The affiliated organization of Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS). In this auspicious occasion, the MP from Ahmedabad Kirti Bhai Solanki expressed his immense happiness to know about..
                 

Ganesh Chaturthi 2019: Sonam Kapoor offers prayers to Andhericha Raja; see photos

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It's Mumbai's beloved God's festival and everyone is quite enthused about it. Ganeshotsav is in full swing, and B-town celebs, too, have been celebrating the festival with great gusto. While celebs like Maanayata Dutt and Arpita Khan brought Ganesha idols home, others like Sonakshi Sinha, Rhea Chakraborty, and recently, Sonam Kapoor who visited those who had Ganesh idols at home or the many Ganpati pandals in the city. Sonam Kapoor visited the extremely popular and much-loved Andhericha Raja in Andheri, Mumbai. The actress looked lovely in a red Anarkali dress as she prayed to the Lord of wisdom. Check out the photos below: Sonam Kapoor seeks the Lord's blessings Sonam Kapoor opted for a pretty red and golden dress and wore her hair in a sleek bun. The Veere De Wedding actress complemented her outfit with golden jhumkas, a red bindi, and minimal makeup. Sonam was all smiles as she offered her prayers and touched the Lord's feet to seek his blessings. Sonam Kapoor offers prayers to Andh..
                 

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Sanjay Dutt on playing villain: Hope to be more menacing than Kancha Cheena

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At 60, Sanjay Dutt is not afraid of new beginnings. The actor, who has spent the better part of his life in front of the camera, is readying to foray into regional cinema with KGF: Chapter 2. With the first instalment becoming a smashing success, the upcoming edition of the Kannada film franchise will see leading man Yash find a formidable rival in Dutt's character Adheera, who seeks to avenge his brother's death. "I last did a negative role in Agneepath [2012] and have been wanting to play a villain again. When this opportunity came my way, I thought it was perfect. It's an action-oriented film, and is right up my alley," says Dutt. Any reservation he might have had about the Prashanth Neel-directed venture was quelled, he reveals, when the script earned wife Maanayata's approval. He hopes to top his Kancha Cheena act in Agneepath with this role. "I hope it is more menacing [than Kancha Cheena], only then will it be fun."  Sanjay Dutt in Agneepath Before he joins the shoot later ..
                 

Show off your lucky charm just like Sonam Kapoor in these red dresses

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Sonam Kapoor, who plays the role of an advertising professional in her next, The Zoya Factor, has been wearing red wherever she goes. The reason - red being her lucky charm. Amazon brings you pretty red dresses, where you can use your lucky charm too. Red Kurta: A unique fusion of fashion and functionality, Amazon brings out a line that is a fine blend of feminine cuts and beautiful shades in sync with the latest fashion trends. at the discounted price of Rs 599 only. Shop here. Formal dress:   This one is a solid contrast maxi dress which will make for a perfect addition to your wardrobe. Extensively crafted to ensure the wearer enjoys the perfect outfit for parties and the festive season or even as casual wear, this calf-length solid dress for women is made of polyester fabric. This perfect dress for any season is available at the discounted price of 799 only. Shop here. Mesh dress: This dress from Vero Moda is a must-have item for any fashionista's wardrobe. This so..
                 

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Filmmaker Raj-DK: Writing for web is like playing a T20 match

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Having penned feature films and now, web shows, writer-filmmaker duo Raj Nidimoru and Krishna DK use the allegory of cricket while describing the difference between the two mediums. "Writing for films is like playing a Test match while that for web, a T20 game. When it comes to scripting a digital show, all the rules change. Every episode must have a beginning, a middle and an end. It has to be extra crisp as each episode must be self-contained," explains DK, one-half of the successful jodi that has slowly brought its own brand of humour to Hindi cinema. With quirky films like Stree (2018), Go Goa Gone (2013) and Shor In The City (2011) on their resume, it was only a matter of time before Raj-DK — as they prefer to be called — would explore the digital medium. "We had been waiting three years to make a long-format story. We had a bunch of ideas and were looking for the right platform," admits Raj. The idea that finally progressed from the logline to a full-fledged series i..
                 

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Rapper Wiz Khalifa performs in Mumbai; Madhuri Dixit thanks the star

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American rapper Wiz Khalifa came down to India and recently performed in Mumbai as part of the Sunburn arena concert series. Wiz Khalifa's concert took place on September 15, at Jio Gardens in Bandra, Mumbai. Wiz Khalifa, who is popular for songs like Black and Yellow, and See You Again, has quite a massive fan following in India. The concert also had artistes like Ananya Birla, Emiway Bantai, Monica Dogra, Ishani X Bobkat and The Mxxnlight perform before Wiz Khalifa's set. The concert, as expected, was attended by thousands of fans and several celebrities, too. Madhuri Dixit and husband Dr Shriram Nene also attended the concert, after which the Hum Aapke Hain Koun actress even thanked the rapper for his performance. Madhuri, who attended the concert with her husband and their son Arin Nene, shared a picture with the rapper along with another rapper, Raja Kumari. "Thanks for showing the world yet again that music knows no boundaries of genre, age, culture, etc. @wizkhalifa. We had a g..
                 

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Angad Bedi: We sourced outfits from Karan Johar's wardrobe

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After Inside Edge, Angad Bedi will be seen playing a cricketer once again in Sonam K Ahuja and Dulquer Salmaan starrer The Zoya Factor. To stay true to his flamboyant character, Bedi's stylist Abhilasha Devnani had to design looks that were high on the style quotient. Thankfully, they didn't have to look too far for inspiration. Turns out, Karan Johar played the perfect style guru and threw open his wardrobe for Bedi. A source says, "When he learnt from the film's producer and his long-time friend Pooja Shetty that Angad's character was to be styled as a fashion-forward sports star, KJo graciously offered his outfits to him. Karan has an enviable collection of high-end brand outfits and he was more than happy to have Angad sport them on screen. So in the scenes where Angad is off the field, he will be seen wearing the filmmaker's clothes, including jumpers from Gucci, Balenciaga and other brands." Angad Bedi Confirming the news, Bedi adds, "We sourced every kind of attire — from ..
                 

B-town buzz: In-Shaa-Allah back on track?; Neetu Kapoor reveals her photoshoot truth

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Alia Bhatt's almost daily visits to Sanjay Leela Bhansali's office are fuelling speculation that In-Shaa-Allah will be back on track. After original choice Salman Khan declared that the project has been delayed, a miffed Bhansali decided to put it on the backburner. But as Alia has given a chunk of dates for the film, there is talk that the filmmaker will roll In-Shaa-Allah soon. Buzz is that he is turning to his favourite actor Ranveer Singh. If Ranveer does not have the dates, he will then turn to someone else. Bhansali prefers to keep mum so there is speculation galore. Help at hand Neetu Kapoor let us in on a secret during her acting days. Sharing a photo from a yesteryear magazine, she explained that the hand in the picture is nor hers but that of her hairdresser! She was shooting with photographer Rakesh Shrestha who was keen on a close-up shot of Neetu, but her nails were short. So, he suggested the hairdresser's hand be used instead as she had manicured talons. Sounds funny,..
                 

See photos: Tahira Kashyap makes husband Ayushmann Khurrana's birthday special

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Ayushmann Khurrana who has been delivering back-to-back hits lately, got a special gift from wife Tahira Kashyap on his birthday today. The actor who turned 35 on September 14, was given a big shout-out by his wife on her Instagram page. Tahira shared a series of pictures on the photo-sharing application along with a heartfelt note where she praised her husband who she believes has evolved greatly as an actor. In one of the pictures, Ayushmann is seen getting a peck on the cheek from Tahira while the others are from the intimate birthday celebrations which took place last night at the 'Vicky Donor' fame star's residence. Some of the invitees present for the celebrations include Bhumi Pednekar, Neeti Mohan, Manjot, Nushrat Bharucha, Anand L Rai and Ekta Kapoor who welcomed the special day with the birthday boy. "Happy bday to this lovely human Ayushmann Khurrana it's so amazing to see you transform and evolve! Life is beautiful with you[?] Thank you lovely people for making this day so..
                 

Malaika Arora looks 'hotter than wasabi' and these images are proof!

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Malaika Arora and her girls are often found spending quality time together in the city. Though the fitness diva is often seen with different girl gangs, this time, it was her sister Amrita Arora and BFF Karisma Kapoor at the dinner. The trio was snapped at a popular restaurant in Bandra, Mumbai. Karisma Kapoor/picture courtesy: Yogen Shah For the outing, Malaika Arora was seen wearing a yellow tank top, paired with denim shorts and a white casual jacket for the dinner party. While Malaika opted for a chic casual attire, Karisma Kapoor sported a black t-shirt, paired with boyfriend pants. Amrita Arora was snapped wearing an oversized checkered shirt, paired with a white tank top and basic denim. Amrita Arora But what grabbed the eyeballs during the outing was Malaika Arora's top which said 'Hotter Than Wasabi.' For the unversed, wasabi, a Japanese dip, which has a strong flavour is often considered as a spicy flavour. And the actress' top with the slogan will surely become a talking poi..
                 

Seven reasons why Ayushmann Khurrana's Dream Girl is a must-watch

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The trailer of the much-awaited film Dream Girl has got Ayushmann Khurrana fans super excited. They can't wait to see what the star has in store for them this time around. Directed by Raaj Shaandilyaa, Dream Girl stars Nushrat Bharucha opposite Ayushmann. There are several reasons that make Dream Girl a wholesome entertainer and a must-watch film. We give you seven reasons why you need to watch it: Ayushmann Khurrana's magic Isn't that the only reason you really need to watch this film? Any film that stars Ayushmann Khurrana turns out to be fabulous; it's like the actor has got the Midas touch where films are concerned! Ayushmann has proved his mettle countless times before in films like Vicky Donor, Andhadhun, Badhaai Ho and Article 15. The actor was also recently conferred the National Award. We're sure that his never-seen-before avatar in Dream Girl is sure to amaze you as well.  A unique storyline Ayushmann plays the role of a guy who can speak in a mesmerising female voice...
                 

This Ganesh Visarjan, go traditional like Deepika Padukone

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From Ekta Kapoor and Kangana Ranaut to Sonakshi Sinha and Nora Fatehi, several Bollywood celebrities were snapped seeking blessings at various Ganesh pandals across Mumbai. On Wednesday, actress Deepika Padukone was clicked at the famed Lalbaugcha Raja Ganpati Pandal in Parel, Mumbai. The actress was seen wearing a golden sari, which she paired with an aqua blue brocade blouse for the event. The actress looked beautiful in her traditional attire. Now even you can ace your fashion sense just like Deepika. We have curated a list of trendy outfits that you can buy at affordable prices only on Amazon. E-Vastram Art Silk sari with Blouse Piece This beautiful beige sari in tussar silk is elegant and a must-have. The body of the skirt is a minimalistic monotone beige with golden block border throughout. You can pair this sari with a big red bindi, temple jewellery, and golden heels for a gorgeous traditional look. Pair this sari with dark sunglasses, bold lipstick, a golden kangan to rock th..
                 

Kangana Ranaut: Dhaakad belongs in same space as Resident Evil

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Come January, Kangana Ranaut will begin prep for her first contemporary action film, Dhaakad. To do justice to her mean killing machine act, the actor will train in Krav Maga — the military self-defence form that was originally developed for the Israel Defence Forces — and hand-to-hand combat. Director Razneesh Ghai, who aims to give Bollywood its first female-led actioner with Dhaakad, has charted out a 45-day training for his leading lady. "Manikarnika was a period film that had Kangana training with swords. But since Dhaakad is a contemporary movie, the style of action is different. She will have to undergo a six-week programme — besides learning hand-to-hand combat and Krav Maga for two weeks each, she will dedicate a fortnight to learn how to use guns. A team of stunt directors from Thailand will train her." A still from Resident Evil Currently neck-deep in the prep for Thalaivi that rolls later this year, Ranaut is itching to display her action avatar on the big..
                 

B-town buzz: Khushi Kapoor leaves for New York; Vijay Deverakonda's Bollywood debut

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Yesterday, Khushi Kapoor left for the US to study at the New York Film Academy. Bidding adieu to daughter dearest at the airport was Boney Kapoor. Though Khushi also harbours aspirations of being an actor like elder sister, Janhvi, and late mum, Sridevi, she is keen to learn the ropes of filmmaking. Smart move. A video of dad Boney and Khushi's friends seeing her off at the airport had gone viral. Check it out below:       View this post on Instagram Boney Kapoor and Khushi Kapoor Clicked 📸 today at the Airport . . . #khushikapoor #traveller #travellife #works #instatravel #airportstyle #airportspotting #bollywood #photography #paparazzi #mumbai #yogenshah @yogenshah_s A post shared by yogen shah (@yogenshah_s) onSep 9, 2019 at 3:50pm PDT Jab they met Anupam Kher and Spike Lee Anupam Kher found himself seated near veteran Hollywood filmmaker Spike Lee at one of the US Open matches. The two got talking and he was taken aback to know that the acclaimed director w..
                 

Telly tattle: Adhyayan Suman in Bigg Boss 13? Gaurav Chopra's honeymoon injuries

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Makers of Bigg Boss 13 are recruiting new contestants. We hear Adhyayan Suman, who was last in news for his remarks against former lover Kangana Ranaut, has been approached for the latest season. Honeymoon injuries For a honeymoon scene in Aghori, the makers recreated snow-capped hills using mounds of salt. It spelt trouble for Gaurav Chopra, who kept slipping and bruised himself. The salt only aggravated his wounds. Back to the grind Aasiya Kazi is the new face on Tenali Rama. The actor, who joined the cast last week, says, "I love playing different characters. I never thought I could essay the role of a dacoit." "Someday I hope to be compared as an actor to Dharmendra ji" says Vipul Roy Hailing from Bhopal, actor Vipul Roy happened to reveal that he has been often told that he resembles the young version of the legendary veteran Bollywood actor, Dharmendra. With various comical roles to his credit, the actor surely considers this as an honour and hopes that someday he would also be..
                 

Sahher Bambba: Grateful to be part of film in any capacity

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A debut vehicle holds prominence for every artiste revealing their skills to the world. But Sahher Bambba was well aware that the spotlight would rarely come her way during the promotions of her debut film. Featuring in Pal Pal Dil Ke Paas, she marks her debut in Bollywood alongside Sunny Deol's son Karan. Bambba, however, considers herself fortunate enough to "be part of a film in any capacity". It's not an opportunity easily afforded to a newcomer, she reiterates. Karan Deol "If I am not in the limelight, I am still okay. For an outsider to get the chance to play a lead role is rare. I am secure in my space," says the actor, who was selected from a lot of 200 aspirants. "I got a call from the casting director and I did a couple of rounds of auditions over a month. In February 2017, I was selected." Also Read: Pal Pal Dil Ke Paas trailer: Karan Deol and Sahher Bambba on an adventure Catch up on all the latest entertainment news and gossip here. Also download the new mid-day Andro..
                 

Taimur Ali Khan saying 'Mangal Murti Morya' is the cutest thing you'll see today

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While the whole of India is celebrating the festival of Ganesh Chaturthi, how could the Kapoors lag behind! Until last year (2018), the Kapoor family hosted Lord Ganesha at their renowned RK studios in Chembur. The celebration at RK Studios is well-remembered for its grandeur in the film industry. The icing on the cake for the Kapoor clan is Rishi Kapoor's return to the bay from New York.  This year, Karisma Kapoor, along with sister Kareena Kapoor Khan, her son Taimur Ali Khan, mother Babita Kapoor, and Kiaan Raj Kapoor visited Armaan and Rima Jain's house to celebrate the Ganesh festival. Also present at the celebration was Karan Johar's mother Hiroo Johar with the twins - Yash and Roohi.  Karisma Kapoor shared a video from the function and shared it on her Instagram account where Taimur Ali Khan is seen chanting 'Mangal Murti Morya' with uncle Armaan Jain. The video also features Karisma's son, Kiaan Raj Kapoor.        View this post on Instagram #g..
                 

Katrina Kaif's denim dress is ruling the internet; buy here!

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Katrina Kaif was last seen opposite Salman Khan in Ali Abbas Zafar's Bharat. The film also starred Disha Patani and Sunil Grover among others. Earlier this month, Katrina was snapped at a press conference along with Salman Khan. The actress looked pretty in a denim outfit that she opted for the promotional event. As IIFA completes 20 years, the award ceremony this time around will take place in Mumbai. The 20th edition of the International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) Awards will be hosted for the first time in India on September 16-17. Here's what Katrina opted to wear for the conference.       View this post on Instagram A post shared by Katrina Kaif (@katrinakaif) onSep 5, 2019 at 6:48am PDT Denim Shift Dress: These images from Amazon are for representational purpose only Blue cotton solid buttoned knee-long ruffled denim dress with a round neck and full sleeves suits every body type and will surely accentuate your looks. Buy this at the discounted price of ..
                 

Khiladi Akshay Kumar wants to play big in 2020

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On his 52nd birthday yesterday, Akshay Kumar announced that he has joined forces with Yash Raj Films for Prithviraj. The historical drama, which has him play the Rajput king from the Chahamana dynasty, is scheduled to release on Diwali 2020. Considering his horror comedy Laxmmi Bomb and Bachchan Pandey were already announced as Eid and Christmas offerings respectively, the actor has, in effect, booked the three biggest festivals — earlier counted as the domain of the Khan trio — for his films. For an actor who has rarely relied on the advantage of festival releases in his 28-year career, Kumar seems to be adopting a new strategy. Trade expert Amod Mehra attributes the change to the recent success of Mission Mangal, which was an Independence Day release. "While most of his films would earn anywhere between Rs 125-150 crore, Mission Mangal touched the Rs 200-crore mark," says Mehra. It is interesting to see that the superstar will be headlining six big projects in the next 15..
                 

Ayushmann Khurrana: Win shouldn't cloud my judgment of stories

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There is a sense of contentment in Ayushmann Khurrana's voice. Ask him if it is owing to the recent National Award win or his upcoming film Dream Girl, and he attributes it to the joy he derives from being a genre-breaker. "I am able to find courage in telling stories more radically. After Article 15, I have plenty elbow room to display my range. So far, I have been known for the middle-of-the-road films, but Dream Girl is a full-blown masala film. I have performed it on the front foot," enthuses Khurrana. Even as he describes the Raaj Shaandilyaa-directed movie as an "ode to the '90s brand of comedy", the actor cautions that it is, by no means, a frivolous film. "There is a strong message about gender fluidity hidden amidst the slapstick fun," he asserts, referring to the film's central idea that sees his character mimic a woman's voice to hilarious results. "Growing up in the '90s, I have thoroughly enjoyed Govinda's movies, and Dream Girl is our ode to those comedies. We have evolve..
                 

Varun Dhawan: Would've taken to MMA in childhood had I known of it

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I hardly take vacations, so these 32 hours were like a small holiday for me," begins Varun Dhawan, who returned to the bay from Abu Dhabi on Sunday. The actor — a mixed martial arts (MMA) enthusiast — was invited as special guest of UFC 242 by Dana White, president, Ultimate Fighting Championship. "It was such a huge honour for me to attend the event," says the actor excitedly, hours after he watched Khabib Nurmagomedov defeat Dustin Poirier to continue his unbeaten streak at the championship. It's interesting to see the role reversal as Dhawan — who enjoys massive popularity in India — turns into a fan boy when talking about his love for the combat sport. "I have been a big fan of MMA since the last few years. While in Abu Dhabi, Dana and I spoke extensively about our love for the combat sport. Dana is a cool guy. He made sure that I got the best seats right next to Khabib's family. It was such a thrilling night!" Varun Dhawan with Dana White Such is his love f..
                 

See Photo: Shraddha Kapoor starts prep for Baaghi 3

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Shraddha Kapoor is all set to unite with Tiger Shroff in the third installment of Baaghi. The actress who wooed the audience with her performance in the first installment has already started preparing for the third one. Shraddha took to her Instagram to share an update about the project. She posted a photograph of the front page of the script. It read: "Baaghi 3" "Baaghi 3 prep. Shoot starts in a few days," Shraddha wrote. This will be Shraddha Kapoor's third film with producer Sajid Nadiadwala after the 2016 actioner. With each installment of the action franchise, Producer Sajid Nadiadwala and director Ahmed Khan have planned to take this franchise to the next level in terms of scale, action and all other aspects. In an earlier interview, Shraddha said that she is excited to be a part of this movie. Shraddha said, "I am super excited to be back with the Baaghi family. I had such a memorable time being a part of Baaghi and this is my third film with Sajid sir, second with Tiger and fi..
                 

Dream Girl: Meet Ayushmann Khurrana aka Pooja's crazy lovers; the list is long!

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The newest sensation in town is Ayushmann Khurrana's film, Dream Girl. The high concept family entertainer has Ayushmann Khurrana in a never seen before avatar. His beautiful, serenading voice makes him the go-to person for the callers of a hotline in Mathura. Balancing between a beautiful girlfriend in Nushrat Bharucha and four poojaris aka lovers, Ayushmann Khurrana packs a solid punch with Dream Girl. The versatile actor is set to break gender stereotypes in a comical and quirky way. Complimenting his character is a crackling ensemble cast consisting of Annu Kapoor, Vijay Raaz, Manjot Singh, Abhishek Banerjee, Nidhi Bisht, Raj Bhansali among others. In fact, the zany song 'Dil ka telephone' that released last month, outlines Pooja's lovers' equations with her and sets the tone of the rest of the story of the movie. While Annu Kapoor as Ayushmann's father and Manjot Singh as his best friend Smiley create quite a few hilarious situations in his personal life. His dadi is yet another ..