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Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh's family portrait is picture perfect

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Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh tied the knot in Italy's Lake Como, and now, the near and dear ones have shared a picture perfect family portrait with the bride and the groom, and it looks envy-worthy! The duo exchanged vows in two ceremonies - a traditional Konkani style, and second, in a typical Sindhi tradition. The moment Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh's wedding picture hit the internet, it left no stone unturned to take the web by storm. Take a look.       View this post on Instagram ❤ï¸Â A post shared by Deepika Padukone (@deepikapadukone) onNov 15, 2018 at 6:36am PST Nitasha Gaurav, Ranveer Singh's stylist shared a pretty family picture, with the caption: "Us and ours #MrsandMrRanveerSingh #deepveerkishaadi #ranveerkishaadi [sic]"       View this post on Instagram Us and ours ❤ï¸Ââ&Acir..
                 

Denise, Paul Jonas to check on the wedding preparations in Jodhpur

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Word is that Nick Jonas' parents, Denise and Paul, will be flying down to Rajasthan shortly to oversee preparations for the wedding. Nick and fiancée Priyanka Chopra will tie the knot at the Umaid Bhawan Palace, Jodhpur. Buzz is the celebrations will be held from November 30 to December 2. Last month, Nick and PeeCee had visited Jodhpur to select the venue. It is said the parents are keen to check on the preparations ahead of the big day. As per the reports, Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas have already registered for a marriage license at the Beverly Hills courthouse. The couple was keen to do the paperwork before their December 2 nuptials in India.  The couple's wedding will be a private affair with only family and close pals in attendance. It is said the two will get married in separate ceremonies to honour each other's faith. There might be a get together on their arrival in Mumbai for PeeCee's close industry pals. Another interesting gossip we heard was that the coupl..
                 

Abhishek Kapoor: Kedarnath a genuine attempt to create harmony

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Seeing a Muslim porter carrying a Hindu pilgrim on his back -- something that speaks a lot about India as a country -- left a seed in Abhishek Kapoor's heart and mind to tell a tale of "harmony" with his forthcoming Hindi film Kedarnath. Reacting to the 'Love Jihad' controversy that the film has been caught up in over the romance between the lead characters -- a Hindu girl and a Muslim boy -- he says the movie is his "pure attempt to create harmony and more understanding". A BJP leader had sought a ban on Kedarnath for promoting 'Love Jihad'. Was he prepared to face such concerns while he was shooting the film? Kapoor told IANS during a tete-a-tete in the capital: "You do consider stuff like that can happen, but the idea is not to titillate them (movie-goers) in a certain sense or the idea is not to create a controversy. This film is genuinely a very pure attempt to create harmony and more understanding amongst ourselves." However, he feels that if someone is going to find faults ..
                 

See Photos: Janhvi Kapoor makes for a stunning bridesmaid

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Hold your breath because these pictures of Janhvi Kapoor are going to leave you speechless. The one-film-old actress recently shot for an advertsisment, and the pictures are breaking the internet. Janhvi Kapoor turned into a bridesmaid at the breathtaking view of the scenic sea location. The advertisement was shot at Mumbai's Aksa Beach. Dressed in a pastel lehenga, accentuated with flower jewellery, Janhvi Kapoor looked stunning! Take a look at the pictures here: Janhvi Kapoor spotted on location at the ad shoot. Along with the big screen debut, Janhvi has also made her debut on Karan Johar's Koffee With Karan's couch. She will be seen with her actor-brother Arjun Kapoor on the couch. When in an earlier interview with mid-day, Arjun was asked about being on the chat show with Janhvi, he said, "When Karan Johar told me that this was the combination, I was pleasantly surprised, because I am the buffoon and prankster on Koffee With Karan. I thought that I'll get to spend some ti..
                 

Diego Luna: You against me rhetoric growing in politics

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Mexican star Diego Luna believes the cross-border politics between his country and the US is mostly about the 'you against me' rhetoric, which he believes only polarises people. Luna, who was in India to promote the latest season of Netflix drama Narcos, said it would be wrong to see Mexico's drug menace from a "black-and-white" lens. He stars as notorious drug lord Miguel Angel Felix Gallardo opposite Michael Pena's DEA agent Kiki Camarena. "We have to stop talking about it as a black-and-white, good-and-bad kind of rhetoric because that polarises things. It just radicalises positions. There's 'you against me' and 'I build the wall to protect myself from you' (rhetoric) and you are like 'No, this is an issue that we both have to work on'," he told PTI in an interview. The 38-year-old actor, best known for films such as "Y Tu Mama Tambien", "The Terminal" and "Rogue One: A Star Wars Story", said it was worrisome to see this rhetoric growing in politics. "You are seeing this rhetoric..
                 

Bohemian Rhapsody Rami Malek: If you are satisfied, it gets boring

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Hollywood star Rami Malek has emerged as one of the most assured performers but the Bohemian Rhapsody star, who is generating Oscar buzz with his portrayal of Queen frontman Freddie Mercury, says he believes in constantly pushing the envelope rather than feeling satisfied. It is often said that Malek is rarely satisfied with his takes on the sets something that the actor admits doing. "If I am satisfied, it gets boring. I allow myself to appreciate something but I never want to feel satisfied. What keeps the fire alive in myself, I don't want to extinguish that by telling myself that I have done a good job," Malek told PTI in an exclusive interview from Sydney, Australia over phone. The actor, who burst onto international scene with TV show "Mr Robot", about a hacker with mental health issues, is looking forward to the film's release in India on Friday as Mercury spent his formative years in the country. Malek approached Mercury role with utmost reverence because he wanted to honour ..
                 

Gulshan Devaiah did action scenes despite knee surgery

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Actor Gulshan Devaiah shot for intense action scenes in Vasan Bala's Mard Ko Dard Nahi Hota despite having undergone a knee surgery. He says he had to be extra careful as there was a greater risk involved. "One of the two characters that I essay in the film is the role of a Karateka for which I had to be on point with the action. And the fact that I was just recovering from a serious knee surgery, I had to be extra careful, as there was a greater risk involved. My right knee was the one that was surgically put back together," Gulshan said in a statement. The actor trained three days a week for four months. Mard Ko Dard Nahi Hota marks the second collaboration of Gulshan and Bala after the 2012 crime thriller film Peddlers. He says he had to do everything from his "weak left leg". "With me having to kick and land on the same foot while staying true to the Kyokushin karate style, it also was a tricky task for the trainers and the action choreographers. "However, We were so careful whil..
                 

Cheryl shares behind the scenes glimpse of her music video

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Singer Cheryl has shared a behind the scene photo from her music video after claiming her face has "changed completely" since having son Bear. She has made a musical comeback with her first new single in four years, and now she has delighted fans with a behind the scenes glimpse of her filming the music video for her new track "Love Made Me Do It", reports dailymail.co.uk. The former "Girls Aloud" star, 35, shared the photograph with her 3.7 million Instagram followers as she sizzled in a billowing black gown, teamed with plaited hairstyle. Looking directly at the camera, the songstress gives a pout while holding onto the edges of her frock. With her dark brunette locks slicked partly up in a bold style and the rest put in petite ponytails, the former "X Factor" judge opted for a bronzed make-up look to accentuate her features. Last week, Cheryl baffled fans after debuting a dramatically different appearance, as she admitted her face has "completely changed" since giving birth to her..
                 

Dua Lipa heartbroken over cancelled Abu Dhabi concert

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Singer Dua Lipa is sad about the cancellation of her concert in Abu Dhabi due to extreme weather conditions. The "New Rules" hitmaker was due to perform to a sold-out crowd in UAE to celebrate the first anniversary of the Louvre Abu Dhabi art museum on Sunday, reports aceshowbiz.com. However, she took to social media hours before the show to announce that it had been cancelled, writing: "I am so sad to announce that due to bad weather conditions, tonight's show at the Louvre in Abu Dhabi has been cancelled. I really wanted to sing and dance for you. Hopefully I will be back very soon." She also shared a video showing strong winds battering the trees and lightning flashing outside the venue. Representatives for the organisers Flash Entertainment explained on Twitter that they were working to reschedule the performance. "We regret to inform that Dua Lipa at Louvre Abu Dhabi has been postponed due to health and safety precautions arising from dangerous weather conditions. Keeping fans ..
                 

Legendary bolero singer Lucho Gatica dies

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Chile born legendary bolero singer Lucho Gatica, who made Mexico his home for half a century, has died, his family said. He was 90. "Bon voyage! I love you," his son, the Mexican actor Luis Gatica, posted on social media, together with a picture of a black ribbon. There has, however, been no cause given to his death on Tuesday. Born in Rancagua, Chile, on August 11, 1928, Luis Enrique Gatica's career spanned over 70 years. The Chilean actor moved to Mexico in 1957. From his adopted country he won international fame for his boleros and ballads, and recorded 13 studio albums, the last one in 2013 entitled "Historia de un Amor" (Love Story). "I'm not afraid of death, I'm very happy," the artist told EFE in an interview on the occasion of presenting his final disc. Catch up on all the latest entertainment news and gossip here. Also download the new mid-day Android and iOS apps to get latest updates This story has been sourced from a third party syndicated feed, agencies. Mid-day accepts..
                 

Jeffrey Dean Morgan slams Armie Hammer for criticising Stan Lee tribute

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Walking Dead star Jeffrey Dean Morgan has slammed actor Armie Hammer who had questioned the celebrities on the way they honoured comic book legend Stan Lee. Lee, who revolutionized pop culture as the co-creator of iconic superheroes characters such as Spider-Man, Thor and The Hulk, died early Monday at the age of 95. Hammer, 32, in a now-deleted tweet, had disapproved the culture of posting selfies to commemorate the departed soul. "So touched by all of the celebrities posting pictures of themselves with Stan Lee' no better way to commemorate an absolute legend than putting up a picture of yourself,' he had tweeted. Morgan posted a reply to Hammer, saying, "Looks like you found a way to use others ways of mourning and their memories to draw some attention to yourself. You sound like a real a**hat. The 52-year-old actor has since deleted his reply. Among the big Marvel names who paid tribute to Stan Lee include "Captain America" actor Chris Evans, Marvel Studios boss Kevin Feige, "De..
                 

Viola Davis: I felt invisible growing up

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Oscar winner Viola Davis has said she felt "invisible" in her formative years. The 53-year-old actor said her lack of self-belief stemmed from a long line of women who did not have a voice. "You know, I came from a story where I didn't feel just less than or I just didn't have a voice or not pretty. I felt invisible. I came from a long line of women who felt invisible. And they're the ones who attempted to throw me an invisible rope. "Courage is just fear said with prayers. And I feel that it takes a great deal of courage to hit bottom and feel invisible and then to share one's story. But it's in the sharing of the story in front of people who have empathy that kills shame. And once that shame is killed, guess what? You're running," Davis said in her address at Glamour's 2018 Women of the Year awards. The "How to Get Away with Murder" star received one of Glamour's Women of the Year honours. In the wake of the #MeToo uprising, she said, it is necessary for the change to come from wit..
                 

Helen Flanagan: Each baby is different

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Coronation Street actress Helen Flanagan has hit back at "negative" mum-shamers who criticised her for weaning her baby at five months. Taking to Instagram on Thursday morning, the 28-year-old wrote: "So this morning I posted about weaning my baby girl at nearly 5 months and I got quite a lot of negative comments. "I know a lot of Mums follow me, so I wasn't being irresponsible posting that I'm weaning my baby who's nearly five months. I'm not an expert but I do think each baby is different. Matilda was walking at 11 months and some little ones take longer with that but she wasn't great with her food. "I suppose they all go at their own pace and Delilah is loving little baby fruit purées and is really interested," she added, reports people.com. Flanagan said now she is giving her little one only little licks of the spoon. "No mum shaming please that I didn't boil the fruit. I am still feeding her myself and will do as long as she needs," she said. She continued: "I breastfee..
                 

Kumail Nanjiani enters The Twilight Zone

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Pakistan-origin actor-comedian Kumail Nanjiani is crossing over into The Twilight Zone. He will star in an episode of the Jordan Peele-led reboot. The Silicon Valley star and Oscar-nominated co-writer of The Big Sick is the third actor to join the series, following Sanaa Lathan and Adam Scott. Executive producer Peele will introduce and narrate each episode, just like series creator Rod Serling, reports hollywoodreporter.com. Details about Nanjiani's role are being kept under wraps. The original Twilight Zone ran from 1959-64 on CBS. Four classic segments from the original were also remade as a 1983 feature film. All episodes of the 1959-64 series stream on CBS All Access. The new version is set for a 2019 premiere. Catch up on all the latest entertainment news and gossip here. Also download the new mid-day Android and iOS apps to get latest updates This story has been sourced from a third party syndicated feed, agencies. Mid-day accepts no responsibility or liability for its depend..
                 

Michael B Jordan clarifies comments about black mythology

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Michael B Jordan had created quite a stir when he made remarks about lack of black mythology and the Black Panther star has now clarified those comments. The 31-year-old actor told Vanity Fair last month that black community "don't have any mythology, black mythology, or folklore". The comments, however, did not go well with many on the social media. Jordan has now clarified his remarks, saying that such stories are not presented in the cinema. "I meant we don't have black mythologies and folklore that's on the big screen and small screen, period," he told GQ. "And I want to help bring those to the masses, the same stories, bedtime stories, that I was being told of Anansi the Spider and the story of Hannibal and Mansa Musa and all these historical figures!" Jordan added. The actor is currently waiting for Creed II which will hit the theatres in the US on November 21. Catch up on all the latest entertainment news and gossip here. Also download the new mid-day Android and iOS apps to..
                 

Kapil Sharma to marry longtime girlfriend Ginni Chatrath on this date!

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Kapil Sharma had announced his love publicly for girlfriend Ginni Chatrath in March 2017 through Twitter. After seeing each other for years, the couple has decided to take the plunge, and are all set to marry on December 12. Kapil had met Ginni during his college days, and had her introduced to his mother back then itself. However, after shifting base to Mumbai and entering The Great Indian Laughter Challenge, they rarely met. Kapil recently revealed how his relationship evolved with Ginni and others things about his professional commitments in an interview with Hindustan Times. "We did not have the usual dating scenario as both our families are conservative. Last year, when I was going through a low phase, she was there with me throughout. That's when I felt that if she is with me during my low phase, then she is the one for me. I can rely on her," he says. He further said, "I am ecstatic to be with Ginni and I know this marriage will be a huge change in my life. Discipline aay..
                 

Here's what transpired at Deepika-Ranveer's grand wedding in Italy

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Their countless fans had been witness to the love story that blossomed on the sets of Ram-Leela (2013) and grew stronger over the years. It was only fitting then that Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone share the joy of their big day with their well-wishers. Staying true to their promise and as reported in mid-day, the newly-weds shared the official images from their wedding last evening, sending their fans into a tizzy. The hours before saw Bollywood's power couple solemnise their relationship at Villa del Balbianello in a Sindhi-style wedding. Never mind the Italian venue, the shaadi of the year was a desi affair ­- it has been heard that a priest was specially flown down from Amritsar for the Anant Karaj ceremony. A source informs, "A makeshift gurudwara was erected inside the premises. A priest was flown down from Amritsar for the ceremony that began in the morning and went on till afternoon." Nearly 10 large boats were deployed to bring the guests from the CastaDiva Resort ..
                 

Nushrat Bharucha: Being fit doesn't mean to be size zero

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Bollywood actress Nushrat Bharucha does not believe in the "size zero" fad. She says the concept of fitness is more beyond having a size zero body type. "Being fit does not mean one has to be a size zero. There needs to be a balance and one needs to understand what works for his/her body type and fix their own benchmark. Eventually it is all about how one feels on the inside, whether you are energized enough to survive the day and not feel too lethargic at any point," the 33-year-old told IANS over an e-mail interaction. After entertaining the audience with her acting skills in movies like Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety and Pyaar Ka Punchnama, Nushrat has now joined international chef Vikas Khanna for his three episode web series called Kitchen, Khanna and Konverstations. She got featured in the first episode of the show, where both the celebrities cooked healthy meals with the addition of Quaker Oats. Sharing her fitness routine, Nushrat said: "When I am shooting and when I am on the set, ..
                 

Rashami Desai relives her childhood

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Actress Rashami Desai had fun spending some time with over 120 underprivileged children, and says she got a chance to relive her childhood. As part of Children's Day celebration, Comedy Central hosted a special celebration at Smaaash Junior here on Tuesday filled with attractions, fun activities and the children's favourite food. Rashami joined the celebrations. "I am glad to be here with my niece to celebrate Children's Day. I am reliving my childhood with her," Rashami said in a statement. "I would like to thank Comedy Central to make our day so special. This was my best Children's Day," she added. The actress is known for shows like Uttaran and Dil Se Dil Tak. Catch up on all the latest entertainment news and gossip here. Also download the new mid-day Android and iOS apps to get latest updates This story has been sourced from a third party syndicated feed, agencies. Mid-day accepts no responsibility or liability for its dependability, trustworthiness, reliability and data of the ..
                 

Parineeti Chopra gets peeved at constant wedding speculations

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As the date of Nick Jonas and Priyanka Chopra's nuptials nears, there is a great deal of speculation about the ceremonies. With PeeCee preferring a no-comment stance, for now, cousin Parineeti Chopra is getting annoyed with the constant buzz. It is being said that Priyanka's bestie Mubina Rattonsey, and not Pari, will be her bridesmaid at the Christian ceremony. An irritated Parineeti has been taking to social media to vent her ire for misleading reports. But till PeeCee opens up about the wedding, which is said to be early next month in Rajasthan, there will be speculations galore. Perhaps Pari needs to tell Mimi didi to spell out the details to avoid unwanted chatter about the nuptials. The actress tweeted: "I urge you - please do better research before printing articles!! @Bollyhungama @priyankachopra [sic]" I urge you - please do better research before printing articles!! @Bollyhungama @priyankachopra https://t.co/69IFn58ypN — Parineeti Chopra (@ParineetiChopra) Novemb..
                 

Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone share photos as married couple

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The wait is finally over! Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone have treated their audience and fans with their first photo as a married couple! The Bajirao Mastani pair took to their respective Instagram handles to share the breathtakingly beautiful picture from the picturesque location of Italy's Lake Como. Due to heavy security and phones banned from carrying at the wedding venue, everything from the wedding remained under the wraps, and so did the hullabaloo around the newly married's first photo. On Wednesday, November 14, Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone tied the knot in a traditional Konkani ceremony, and November 15 had the couple exchange wedding vows in Sindhi customs. It was only after the two-day wedding affair that Ranveer-Deepika decided to disclose to the world their first photo, as husband and wife.       View this post on Instagram ❤ï¸Â A post shared by Deepika Padukone (@deepikapadukone) onNov 15,..
                 

Boy Erased Movie Review - A stirring testament

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Boy Erased U/A: Biography, DramaDirector: Joel EdgertonCast: Lucas Hedges, Nicole Kidman, Russell Crowe, Joel Edgerton, Cherry JonesRating:  This film adapted by Director Joel Edgerton from Garrard Conley's memoir with the same name, highlights the struggle of Jared Eamons(Lucas Hedges), the son of a small-town Baptist pastor Marshall Eamons(Russell Crowe) and Nancy(Nicole Kidman), who gets outed to his parents at age 19 and is challenged with undergoing gay conversion therapy program or be permanently exiled and shunned by his family, friends and faith. Jared's coming out journey replete with agitation and reconciliation is portrayed here in a nuanced form and articulated with all its complexities and Lucas Hedges makes it real. Marshall, who owns a Ford dealership, is a religious man whose decisions are governed by the elite from his faith. The film juxtaposes blind faith against bigoted perceptions about sexuality aiming at a genteel expose of the rigid underbelly ..
                 

Amitabh Bachchan pens letter to Neena Gupta after watching Badhaai Ho

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Megastar Amitabh Bachchan wrote a personalised note to veteran actress Neena Gupta after watching her latest entertainer Badhaai Ho as he was highly impressed by her performance in the film. Neena, who essays the role of a 50-year-old expecting mother in the film, took to Instagram to share a snapshot the letter. She captioned it: "Aapse ye patr aur pushp paake ankhen khushi se bhar aain. Thank you so much, Amitabh Bachchan sir. (Got tears in my eyes after receiving this letter and flowers from you. Thank you Amitabh Bachchan sir.)"       View this post on Instagram Aapse ye patr aur pushp pa ke ankhen khushi se bhar aaeen thank u so much @amitabhbachchan sir #BadhaaiHo A post shared by Neena Gupta (@neena_gupta) onNov 14, 2018 at 11:08pm PST Badhaai Ho, which also stars Gajraj Rao, Ayushmann Khurrana and Sanya Malhotra, is based on the story of an elderly couple who are expecting their third child. As of November 5, the film had crossed the Rs 10..
                 

Like Riteish Deshmukh, will Farhan Akhtar budge for Shah Rukh Khan?

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Shah Rukh Khan made Riteish Deshmukh change the release date of his Marathi film, Mauli, which was clashing with Zero. King Khan is keen his upcoming drama does not lock horns not only with any Bollywood film but regional offerings as well. Khan tagged Deshmukh in his tweet that read, "Thank you baby for the love respect and largesse of heart you showed me today. I am so happy to have 'asked' something of a friend who kept my self-respect higher than his own need (sic)." It emerged yesterday that Khan was thanking Deshmukh for having paved the way for Zero's solo release. @Riteishd jab chota bhai bahut bada ho jaata hai. Thank you baby for the love respect and largesse of heart you showed me today. Grateful. Touched. I am so happy to have ‘asked’ something of a friend who kept my self respect higher than his own need. — Shah Rukh Khan (@iamsrk) November 5, 2018 But Farhan Akhtar and Ritesh Sidhwani's Telugu film, KGF: Kolar Gold Fields, also hits the marquee o..
                 

Eddie Redmayne: Children are magical things

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Oscar-winning actor Eddie Redmayne says his wife and children bring magic in his life. Asked about magical moments in his life, Redmayne said: "It is cliche. It is (with) my wife and children". Redmayne is married to Hannah Bagshawe. They have a daughter and a son. "Children are magical things. The fact that somehow they come out in the world robust ...That's a thing which I can't get my head around," the actor said. The actor will be back as magizoologist Newt Scamander in "Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald". It is the second part of the planned five movies spin-off franchise from the "Harry Potter" films. The Warner Bros Pictures project will open in India on November 16. The first part "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them" came out in 2016. He says it is "amazing" to come back to the characters. "It is why actors love doing plays because if you do one play and you screw it up, you can go back and fix it. In films, you can't do that. But what is lovely about this is t..
                 

Shreya Ghoshal sings for web series

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Bollywood singer Shreya Ghoshal, who has lent her voice to some memorable film songs, has now sung for a web series. She says it was an exciting opportunity and she had a wonderful time. She has sung for ALTBalaji's upcoming web series Broken, which stars Vikrant Massey and Harleen Sethi. Three original songs will add musical magic to the show, which is about two broken hearts that come together to fix each other. Shreya has sung the "Yeh Kya Hua" track, a duet between her and popular singer Dev Negi. It is penned by ace lyricist Amitabh Bhattacharya. While it takes the narration forward, it is also used as a background score of the show. "This is for the first time that I have sung for a web series and I had a wonderful time while recording this one. It's a beautiful composition of the lilting melody which captures the story of the characters completely. It is beautifully written by Amitabh Bhattacharya and I am totally in love with this one," Shreya said in a statement. Catch up on..
                 

Rasika Dugal: Indian cinema hardly acknowledges women as sexual beings

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Actress Rasika Dugal says there's hardly an acknowledgement of women as sexual beings in Hindi cinema and hopes for more nuanced characters for them in films. "There is hardly ever an acknowledgement of women as sexual beings in our cinema. Women are either shown as objects of titillation or sympathy and I think we need to change that conversation and that gaze. I hope that with better writing and more sensitivity, we can have more nuanced and interesting roles for women," Rasika said in a statement. The 33-year-old actress will soon be seen in Amazon Prime's original series Mirzapur, in which she plays the wife of Kaleen Bhaiya, essayed by Pankaj Tripathi. Rasika plays his wife Beena, a sexually liberated woman stuck in a marriage of dissatisfaction. The series also stars Ali Fazal and Shweta Tripathi. Ritesh Sidhwani and Farhan serve as the executive producers of the Amazon Prime Video project, created by Karan Anshuman and Puneet Krishna and directed by Gurmmeet Singh. She will al..
                 

Kedarnath Sweetheart Song: Sushant professes his love to Sara

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The makers of Kedarnath have treated the audience with the second song from the film titled Sweetheart. The celebratory song features Sushant Singh Rajput and Sara Ali Khan shaking their legs on the peppy beats. Set in the mood of a wedding ceremony, Sweetheart has Sushant wooing Sara Ali Khan as he dances in the celebration. Composed by Amit Trivedi, the song is penned by Amitabh Bhattacharya and crooned by Dev Negi. Watch the song here: Dressed in traditional attires, both Sushant Singh Rajput and Sara Ali Khan brighten up the screens with their refreshing chemistry. Looking breathtakingly beautiful, Sara Ali Khan showcases a glimpse of her dancing skills for the first time. While the teaser set the mood for the romantic tale based amidst the tragic floods of Uttarakhand, the first song Namo Namo took the audience on a pilgrimage trip to the holy temple. The trailer received an exceptional response from the audience across quarters owing to the gripping storyline and crackling c..
                 

Disha Patani looks sveltering hot in this lingerie photoshoot

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Disha Patani set the internet into tizzy after posting a super-hot picture of hers in a lingerie. The actress was seen promoting the brand she endorses. The nude lingerie highlighted Disha's perfectly sculpted body. She is undoubtedly one of the major fitness freaks in this industry.  Disha Patani leaves no opportunity to stun her followers with some of her beautiful photos. The Baaghi 2 actress is very religious when it comes to hitting the gym. From performing martial arts to practising acrobatic stunts and parkour, the actress is leaving no stone unturned for her next film.        View this post on Instagram ðŸÂÂŒ¸ðŸÂÂŒ¸ðŸÂÂŒ¸ðŸÂÂŒ¸ #MyCalvins @calvinklein A post shared by disha patani (paatni) (@dishapatani) onNov 13, 2018 at 5:30am PST Talking about Disha's professional commitments, s..
                 

Soundarya Rajinikanth to remarry

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Rajinikanth's fans could not keep calm after news trickled in that his daughter Soundarya will tie the knot with businessman-actor Vishagan Vanangamudi. It is said the couple got secretly engaged. Vishagan was earlier married to Kanikha Kumaran, who is now wedded to Varun Manian, who was previously engaged to Trisha, whose next is, incidentally, Petta with, who else, Rajini. After seven years of marriage, Soundarya Rajinikanth divorced from her businessman husband Ashwin in 2017. The couple got married on September 23, 2010 and have a five-year-old son. While there have been reports of marital discord between the two, they have always denied it. It is believed that the fact that Soundarya said that she was always proud to identify herself as 'Soundarya Rajinikanth' may have been the reason for the discord. On the work front, Soundarya began her career in films as a graphic designer. For those starring her father Rajinikanth, she designed the title sequences. Soundary later became a ..
                 

Ritesh Sidhwani: There should be no censorship for films and web series

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Producer Ritesh Sidhwani, who has produced Amazon Prime Video web series such as Inside Edge and Mirzapur, believes there should be no censorship on films and web series. Farhan Akhtar and Ritesh's company Excel Entertainment first ventured into digital medium through the web series, Inside Edge, and the company now looks forward to Mirzapur, which is set to start streaming on Amazon Prime Video from November 16. Currently, there is no censorship on the digital platform but there are reports that the government is planning to regulate the content on the web medium. "I am not for censorship (on the web medium). We are rather fighting for censorship to go away even for movies. It is not existing for television. I think first they need to take steps as to what they are going to do for TV. If they are allowing self-censorship on TV medium for broadcast, then the same should apply (for digital platform). "The minute you try to forcefully cut something, which is organically true to it, you..
                 

Michael Pena: Taking colourful sarees for my wife from India

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He may have veered towards comedy in the past few years with outings like Chips (2017) and A Wrinkle In Time, but Michael Pena is back to doing what he does best — drama. In his next offering, Netflix's Narcos: Mexico, the actor, 42, has taken on the role of Drug Enforcement Administration officer, Kiki Camerana — a mighty rival to Diego Luna's drug lord Félix Gallardo. Talking to mid-day during his recent visit to India, Pena sheepishly admitted that while the three seasons of the show may have taken the world by storm, he was unaware about the series. "I hadn't watched Narcos till I was approached for this one. Before I started shooting, I binge-watched the previous seasons." In his maiden visit to India, Pena said he was bowled over by the people and their warmth. "I saw women wearing these amazing wrap-around dresses [sarees]. I showed them to my wife who loved them. I am taking a few colourful ones for her. Mumbai is such a vibrant city and the food is fanta..
                 

Cheat India: Emraan Hashmi and Guru Randhawa shoot for a song

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The producers of the forthcoming Emraan Hashmi-starrer 'Cheat India' shot a promotional music video featuring Emraan and the current sensation Guru Randhawa. This was a coup of sorts as their first-time pairing is bound to enjoy phenomenal mass outreach when the song comes out. Titled 'Kudi Daaru Wargia', the track, composed and rendered by Guru, was picturized on an elaborate set in Mumbai. Guru Randhawa has continuously belted out chartbusters like Ban Ja Rani, Lahore, High Rated Gabru, Suit Suit and Kaun Nachdi in recent times. The video has been directed by Nitin Parmar of Equinox Films, the renowned production company helmed by ace ad-man and 'Neerja' director Ram Madhvani. It has been choreographed by Vijay Ganguly ('Jagga Jasoos', 'Tumhari Sulu', 'Stree', 'Badhaai Ho', etc.) and also features the debutant Shreya Dhanwanthary along with a multitude of students, given the film's story about the education system. Said the producers, "We knew that pairing Emraan and Guru would be..
                 

Ranveer and Deepika go to extraordinary lengths to ensure privacy

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The catchy beats of 'London Thumakda' and 'Dama Dum Mast Kalandar' reverberated around the idyllic surrounds of Lake Como on Tuesday as Bollywood super-couple Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone held their Mehndi Sangeets ahead of their wedding on Wednesday. Ranveer's event took place at the ultra-luxurious CastaDiva Resort overlooking Lake Como while Deepika's ceremony took place at the even more glamorous Villa d' Este about 5 kilometers away. Security at both venues is on a par with that provided for a meeting of world leaders. At the CastaDiva resort for instance, any and all guests or visitors have to present a special wristband while security guards cover up the camera lenses on mobile phones with stickers. On the lake itself, numerous security boats patrol just outside the perimeter of the property to deter snooping photographers or gossip hunters. In fact, the local authorities have warned boat rental companies from renting out boats for anyone from outside town. Attempts by t..
                 

'Brahmastra' to release on Christmas 2019

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Brahmastra, the first part of Ayan Mukerji's fantasy trilogy, will now hit big screens on Christmas 2019. Starring legendary actor Amitabh Bachchan, Ranbir Kapoor and Alia Bhatt, the film was earlier slated to release in August next year. Filmmaker Karan Johar, who is producing the project under his Dharma Productions, took to social media to make the announcement. 'PART 1!!!! #BRAHMASTRA #CHRISTMAS2019 @DharmaMovies written and directed by AYAN MUKERJI,' read his tweet. PART 1!!!! #BRAHMASTRA #CHRISTMAS2019 @DharmaMovies written and directed by AYAN MUKERJI pic.twitter.com/1z4nObXybS — Karan Johar (@karanjohar) 13 November 2018 While Ranbir has previously worked with Ayan Mukerji in films such as 'Wake Up Sid' and 'Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani', Alia and Ayan are first time working together on any film. 'Brahmastra' also marks Alia and Ranbir's first collaboration. Meanwhile, 'Gold' star Mouni Roy and Tollywood actor Nagarjuna will also be part of the upcoming superhero fanta..
                 

Arjun: India's Most Wanted will bring out everybody's patriotic side

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Arjun Kapoor believes his next India's Most Wanted will ignite patriotism in people. The film, a tribute to unsung heroes, centres around the capture of India's most wanted, without firing a single bullet. The actor, who plays an intelligence officer in the film, wrapped up the project Monday. "It is a scary and real story. It will be fascinating for audience to see it because when I heard about it, it left me in shock. Also, it made me feel proud to be an Indian. It is a film that will bring out your patriotic side," Arjun told PTI. The actor said unsung heroes need to be respected and praised. "Men in uniform defend and protect us but there are so many young heroes who protect us in plain clothes in plain sight. They are also the true unsung heroes and they deserve to be respected and applauded for keeping our country safe. The film is based on one such important event that changed the course of our country's history," he said. Directed by Raj Kumar Gupta, the film is slated ..
                 

Karan Johar trolled for 'insulting' northeast headgears

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Filmmaker Karan Johar has been trolled on social media with netizens slamming him for allegedly "insulting" the culture and the traditional headgears of the people of the Northeast. Johar uploaded a video clip on his Instagram profile on November 10, shot during 'India's Got Talent' TV show, where he and actress-politician Kirron Kher along with actress Malaika Arora are co-judges. The clip shows Kher wearing a spiked bamboo Arunachalee hat and the Bollywood director exclaiming, "oh my god, what is that on your head?" Kher replies, "People from Arunachal Pradesh have brought it for me and they have got this for you," showing him an Assamese 'Japi', traditional hat made of bamboo, dried leaves and pieces of coloured cloths.       View this post on Instagram Look what I found??!! #toodles @kirronkhermp A post shared by Karan Johar (@karanjohar) onNov 10, 2018 at 4:53am PST To her query: "Why are you not wearing your hat," Karan Johar is heard replyin..
                 

John Abraham: Enjoy giving content-driven films

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Actor John Abraham, who is busy shooting for his forthcoming film 'Batla House', has said that he enjoys giving content-driven films to his audience. John Abraham was interacting with media when he launched brand Hershey's Sofit protein cookies on Tuesday in Mumbai. John Abraham played negative character in Yash Raj Films 'Dhoom' which released in 2004. When asked if he would like to feature in it again since the franchise has become bigger in its scale, he said, "I don't know. If it is offered to me then, we will see. I am not producer of that film so, I can't say much." John said he would like to feature in films which are high on content. "As a producer, I will make films like 'Vicky Donor', 'Madras Cafe' and 'Parmanu - The Story of Pokharan' and 'Batla Hose' because that is my space. I think today the audience likes content and as a producer and actor, I can only give content because I enjoy that." He said shooting of 'Batla House' has started and it will release on August 15 ne..
                 

New Robin Hood unlike previous versions, says director Otto Bathurst

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Director Otto Bathurst says his take on the classic tale of Robin Hood is quite different from the previous versions. Bathurst, who has directed Robin Hood featuring Taron Egerton as the eponymous outlaw, contends that his outlook towards the character was fresh as he chose to stay away from the previous films that were made about him. "This film has got nothing to do with any of the other Robin Hoods that have been made. I didn't watch them, I wasn't influenced by them at all. The version we made is completely and utterly different from anything you've seen before," he told The Hollywood Reporter. The director said he has tried to modernise the character and the story which was first introduced in the English folklore in the 14th century. "It's a story that's been told for hundreds and hundreds of years. So we've got our version, we dragged it into the 21st century. Hopefully it'll resonate with a modern audience...," Bathurst said. "Wherever you've got corruption, or people being ..
                 

Red-carpet fanfare dropped amid deadly California fires

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Hollywood cut back on the glamour trappings of movie premieres as a vast wildfire destroyed or imperiled the homes of celebrities and other Southern California residents. Red carpet ceremonies for the Sandra Bullock film Bird Box and Under the Silver Lake with Andrew Garfield were cancelled Monday, an American Film Institute festival spokeswoman said. That followed the decision to call off the AFI Fest's Sunday red carpet ceremony for filmmaker-brothers Ethan and Joel Coen's "The Ballad of Buster Scruggs." Separately, Paramount cancelled a red carpet ceremony and after-party for "Instant Family" with Rose Byrne and Mark Wahlberg, citing the "ongoing, active fires being battled in the area." The studio said food intended for the party was being donated to the American Red Cross. While premieres shed their glitz, there were few reports of industry production affected by the wildfire that has killed two and destroyed more than 400 homes. The fire began Thursday and raced toward Malibu ..
                 

Rakhi Sawant gets knocked out in a wrestling ring, watch video

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Yesterday, Rakhi Sawant found herself at the receiving end. While participating in a wrestling entertainment match in Panchkula, Haryana, she challenged a professional female wrestler. She had the audience cheering for her but within minutes, she was knocked out. The actress started her act with a dance performance against her opponent, which later turned out to be one ugly wrestling match. Rakhi has shared all the snippets from her act on social media. Take a look before she started fighting for her life, but ended up getting hurt.       View this post on Instagram A post shared by Rakhi Sawant (@rakhisawant2511) onNov 12, 2018 at 12:51am PST Rakhi was unable to stand and complained of severe stomach and back pain. She had to be carried out of the stadium and needed immediate medical attention. The controversy queen now has one more story to tell ­— about life in the ring. Rakhi Sawant also shared her dilemma on social media, "Ladne gaith..
                 

Katrina Kaif wants to attend Ranveer-Deepika, Priyanka-Nick's weddings

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Katrina Kaif is hoping for a wedding invite from Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh and Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas. Kat revealed on Koffee With Karan that she's excited about the weddings. "I want to wear nice clothes and attend." Will the two couples extend an invitation? If not for her, at least for the designer wear she wants to strut around in. Katrina also shared the love advice in a chat with filmmaker Karan Johar on the episode of Koffee with Karan Season 6, read a statement. The actress and Karan spoke about how it is widely accepted that it is necessary for a woman to have a man while she believes that this is not true for everyone. She feels people tend to burden their partners with the responsibility of making them happy and that's where relationships go wrong. "You somehow always judge yourself based on how much love or attention you're getting from your partner. Your relationship suffers just a little bit, and your self-esteem and your image take a beating, which is ..
                 

Shah Rukh Khan: Baazigar defines my career

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Commonly known as king of romance, but it was his villainous role in film "Baazigar" which garnered superstar Shah Rukh Khan a huge fame and stardom. As duo director Abbas-Mustan directorial film completed 25 years on Monday, Shah Rukh took to Instagram to treat his fans with a video in which he can be seen reciting famous "Kabhi Kabhi Kabhi kabhi jeetne ke liye kuch haarna bhi padta hai ... aur haar kar jeetne waale ko baazigar kehte hai (Sometimes to win you must lose something ... and one who wins from a losing position is called a gambler)" dialogue from the film.       View this post on Instagram 25yrs of Baazigar. A film that defines my career & gave me lifelong friends. Thx Utd 7 #ratanjain #abbasmustan @kajol @theshilpashetty Thomas Johnnybhai Annu Rakhiji Sid Dilip Sarojji Rekha AkbarB & everyone on the film. A post shared by Shah Rukh Khan (@iamsrk) onNov 12, 2018 at 9:01am PST Along with the video, the 53- year-old wrote: "25 yea..
                 

Sonali Bendre's emotional message for her husband Goldie Behl

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Sonali Bendre posted a heartfelt message for her husband Goldie Behl on the occasion of their wedding anniversary. The actor who has been battling cancer for a while now, took to her Instagram page to share a few photos with her husband. In the post she wrote, "As soon I began to write this... I knew instantly that I wouldn't be able to put down in words all the emotions and thoughts that were running through my head."       View this post on Instagram As soon I began to write this... I knew instantly that I wouldn’t be able to put down in words all the emotions and thoughts that were running through my head. Husband. Companion. Best friend. My rock. For me, that's @goldiebehl. Marriage is standing by each other, through thick and thin, in sickness and in health… and god knows, how we’ve been through that this year. What not many people realize is that cancer is not just an individual battle… it’s something that a family colle..
                 

Neha Dhupia: Was fun to flirt with my husband on air

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"I am due now any minute now," laughs Neha Dhupia, looking radiant in her pregnancy glow. The impending arrival of the little one hasn't deterred her from honouring her commitment to #NoFilterNeha. In a classic case of mixing work and pleasure, Dhupia recorded the latest episode of her podcast with husband Angad Bedi, who made his first appearance on the show. She says the timing couldn't be better as the parents-to-be spoke about finding love in each other, marriage and looking forward to the next chapter in their lives. "When I asked him to come on the show as a guest, Angad asked me, 'Are you sure? My replies may land you in trouble.' The shoot was fun as we kept on flirting on air. I am hoping nobody will get upset because, at the end of the day, he is my husband. While some of his replies made me blush, others left me cringing. Thank God, I am the producer! That way, I can edit the stuff where the flirting got out of hand," she quips. Asserting that she gave no concessions to hu..
                 

Sara Ali Khan opens up about working with Sushant Singh Rajput

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Sara Ali Khan, who is all set to make her grand debut in Abhishek Kapoor's 'Kedarnath', said that she couldn't have done any of it without her co-star Sushant Singh Rajput." On being asked to comment on her experience of working with Sushant, Sara said, "I am so glad that you asked me that. I have no idea how I have done this film. I have tried my best but I feel I couldn't have done any of it without Sushant. He has just been the most helpful person I have had." Sara also credited the 'M.S. Dhoni- The untold Story' for helping her learn Hindi. "There were days when I was lost and scared as it's the first time I am facing the camera but he has been hands on. Sushant also helped me improve my Hindi and whatever little I speak, he has taught me. He has helped me a lot,' she added. The trailer of 'Kedarnath' was released earlier in the day and is garnering praise for the lead pair's crackling chemistry. The film features Sara as Mukku, a tourist-pilgrim, and Sushant as a Muslim 'Pitu' ..
                 

Salman Khan's Dabangg 3 to be pushed to 2020?

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Salman Khan's last outing Race 3 did not excite his fans and the audience as his earlier films did. Although the film collected Rs. 100 crore at the Box Office, it failed to keep up to its audience's expectations. Therefore, buzz is that taking a cue from this experience, Salman Khan does not want to rush into any films without filtering on its content. While Dabangg and Dabanng 2 won several hearts and the franchise is already a hit one, Salman does not want to rush into Dabangg 3. The actor wants to make sure the script is right before he begins shooting. A source says that over the time he has realised it is the content, and not the star cast that matters. Looks like there was a lesson to learn from Race 3. Talking about Salman's other films, he is currently shooting for Ali Abbas Zafar's Bharat. In an interaction with IANS, Salman spoke about shooting in Abu Dhabi for the film. He said, "There are close cultural ties between India and Abu Dhabi, which is one of the reasons I love..
                 

Photo: Kareena Kapoor is a shiny disco ball in this mirror glass outfit

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Kareena Kapoor Khan is a style diva, and there are multiple photos and videos of the actress that proves she is a fashionista in every sense. Her latest Diwali outings at Karan Johar, Abu Jani and Shah Rukh Khan's home exude royalty. Kareena recently stepped out in a mirror dress looking like a shiny disco ball at an awards event in Amaravati, Andhra Pradesh. She was the cynosure of all eyes as she bagged the style icon gong from the state's tourism department. Telugu star Samantha Akkineni was also honoured. Take a look at the actress' mirror glass dress here:       View this post on Instagram Thank you Amaravati for the love ❤ï¸Â A post shared by Poonam Damania (@poonamdamania) onNov 10, 2018 at 7:10am PST       View this post on Instagram Slaying it #kareenakapoorkhan #socialmediasummitandawards A post shared by Poonam Damania (@poonamdamania) onNov 10, 2018 at..
                 

Pallavi Sharda: Costumes are in keeping with the era

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The joy of working on a Gurinder Chadha project aside, Pallavi Sharda says Beecham House also gives her the opportunity to explore a period drama. Set in the 19th century, the film sees her play an Indian princess. She credits her look to the styling team who did a thorough research of the styles prevalent in the era. "Our costume team, headed by Joanna Eatwell, undertook research into what women of that era wore. They have created the costumes in keeping with the hues, textures and silhouettes of the time," says Sharda, who was last seen in Lion (2016). The six-part series revolves around British soldier John Beecham, played by Tom Bateman, who begins life anew as a trader in Delhi. Describing her character Chandrika as one who "clings viscerally to her roots", Sharda, who is currently shooting in the capital, says, "She is close to John Beecham, but no one in the house understands why. Her mysterious intentions make weaving her character together fun. She typifies a warrior-like In..
                 

'Kangana smoother than Tom Cruise in pulling off stunts'

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Given how war plays an integral role in the narrative of Rani Laxmibai, it was imperative that the stunts in Manikarnika: The Queen Of Jhansi be choreographed by someone who had an innate understanding of action. After seeing his work in Gladiator (2000) and Tom Cruise starrer The Last Samurai (2003), Kangana Ranaut and producer Kamal Jain knew international action choreographer Nick Powell would be the perfect fit for the job. Talking to mid-day about his first Bollywood project, Powell says he designed the sequences in keeping with the 19th century setting of the biopic. "I had to be correct in terms of the artillery they used in that era. So, all my action had to centred around horse riding and sword fighting." That Manikarnika saw the action sequences being led by a woman artiste was another incentive for Powell. Kangana Ranaut and Nick Powell "Kangana insisted on doing all the action herself. The idea was to show a warrior who has been learning the ropes from a young age. Kang..
                 

Baazigar was shot with two endings, reveal Abbas-Mustan

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Shah Rukh Khan starrer Baazigar faced quite a few hurdles' from delay in shoot due to communal riots, to not getting a hero to play a negative role but as the film completes 25 years, the director duo Abbas Mustan are happy as it is regarded one of the best Bollywood thrillers till date. Released on November 12, 1993, Baazigar featured Shah Rukh as an anti-hero. The thriller, also Kajol's one of the earliest successes and Shilpa Shetty's debut, became a blockbuster thanks to its plot and chartbuster music by Anu Malik. As the film completes 25 years, Mustan, in an interview with PTI, talks about the obstacles the team faced, why Salman Khan and Anil Kapoor turned down the anti-hero role and why they shot two different climax scenes for the movie. "People still like the film and it is a big compliment to the entire team. The important thing is the maker should be convinced with his own vision as that will reflect on screen. We had a hero playing a negative role. Though it led to the h..
                 

Decoding why Ranveer-Deepika chose Lake Como as wedding destination

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Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone are just two days away from their nuptials. Two days ago the couple was spotted at the airport making their way to Italy - their wedding destination. In fact, Ranveer was spotted carrying  a radio in his hand at the airport, which had the wedding song, 'Mehendi Laga Ke Rakhna' playing. Decoding their wedding destination, we bring to you why Deepika Padukone and her beau Ranveer Singh chose northern Italy to get married. This stunning corner of Europe has attracted everyone from showbiz royalty like David Bowie and George Clooney to 'nouveau' celebs like Kim Kardashian. No place captures the breathtaking natural beauty, history and undoubted glamour of the region than Lake Como - a strip of land that is no more than 30 meters deep in places which wraps around the one of the largest bodies of water in the world and which has been a luxury gateway for aristocrats and the wealthy since Roman times. From its cobbled streets, Italianate architecture..
                 

Karan Johar: Always wanted to direct Sridevi

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Filmmaker Karan Johar, who is known for working with several renowned celebrities and making career of aspiring actors, said it was his dream to direct late female superstar Sridevi, which remained unfulfilled. "I'm her huge fan. When she (Sridevi) passed away this year, I was like this is not fair. I used to say she is the one actor I really want to direct and I would have done something with her in my writing and directorial existence. I just love her. She is one actor who updated her craft," Johar said on Saavn's entertainment-based audio show Take 2 with Anupama and Rajeev podcast which will be televised on Monday. Johar did not get a chance to direct the 'hawa hawai' girl of Bollywood, but he launched her daughter Janhvi Kapoor in film Dhadak. Talking about Sridevi's acting, Karan said he was blown away by her performance in English Vinglish. "...She was from the 80s and 90s but when she acted in 'English Vinglish' and even in many parts of 'Mom', I feel like she has watched ot..
                 

Akshay Kumar, Chitrangda Singh to attend IFFI in Goa

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As the 49th edition of the International Film Festival of India (IFFI) in Goa is organising a special section for sports films, members from the film fraternity, including Akshay Kumar, Chitrangda Singh, Reema Kagti and Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra, will attend the gala to present their sports-centric films. The movies to be screened include this year's releases Gold and Soorma. Bhaag Milkha Bhaag (2013), Mary Kom (2014), M S Dhoni: The Untold Story (2016) will also be screened. Aiming to celebrate sports and recognise the contribution of Indian sportspersons, the sports section, which is being introduced under the Khelo India campaign, will take place at the Joggers' Park in Altinho, near Panaji. The film festival, which is slated to be held from November 20 to 28, will showcase 212 films from over 68 countries. Israel is the country of focus at the gala. A retrospective of Ingmar Bergman will also be held to mark the filmmaker's 100th birth anniversary. Catch up on all the latest enter..
                 

Aamir-Amitabh's Thugs of Hindostan crosses 100 crore in just 3 days

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Thugs of Hindostan has crossed Rs 100 crore in just 3 days. This out and out family entertainer created box office history on Day one as it collected an all time record breaking Rs 52.25 crore nett (Hindi + Tamil+ Telugu) on the national holiday. The Aamir Khan and Amitabh Bachchan starrer Diwali extravaganza collected Rs 22.75 crore nett (Hindi) on Saturday. It also collected Rs 0.75 crore from its Tamil and Telugu versions. The 3 day total collection of the film including Tamil and Telugu is at a huge Rs 105 crore nett. On its opening day, Thugs shattered all previous opening day box office records in the history of Bollywood and it also became the first ever film to cross the Rs 50 crore nett mark on a single day. The previous record was Rs 40.35 crores of Prem Ratan Dhan Payo if we count outright Hindi films only and Rs 41 crores net if we include box office legend Baahubali - The Conclusion. Thugs of Hindostan is also the highest single day in history as it beats the Sunday numb..
                 

Pankaj Tripathi lost weight to play farmer in Kaagaz

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Essaying a farmer's role in a movie after playing a flamboyant superstar in another film led actor Pankaj Tripathi to a bit of physical transformation. Soon after wrapping up the biopic Shakeela in Bengaluru, Pankaj was asked to shed some weight to look like a farmer from a small town of Uttar Pradesh for his next film Kaagaz, written and directed by veteran Satish Kaushik. The actor says he had received a brief on the character that he is supposed to play and accordingly he prepared himself to look a bit similar. "My look will be different in Kaagaz. After finishing Shakeela, I didn't get much time to prepare myself to play Bharat Lal. So, practically whatever time I got in my hands, I prepared myself to look like a farmer from a small town. Instead of hitting the gym, I took to the organic way to lose my weight. "On the sets of 'Shakeela', I was sipping warm water with honey and lemon juice. I also cut down oily and junk food and had small meals in between shots. I also avoided tak..
                 

Suniel Shetty: Nowadays everyone consider themselves as film critics

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Bollywood actor Suniel Shetty has supported the makers of "Thugs of Hindostan" who were getting severe backlash by the audience for the film's poor storyline and direction by saying that nowadays everyone consider themselves as film critics. Suniel Shetty was interacting with the media at the success party of first season of Mud Skull Adventure Race along with Sahil Khan on Saturday. Thugs of Hindostan, the big budget multi-starrer from the Yash Raj Films stable starring Aamir Khan and Amitabh Bachchan, saw a big drop in box office numbers on day 2 because of negative word of mouth publicity. Reacting on the severe criticism that film is witnessing from all corners, Suniel said: "I feel it's really unfortunate that the film is receiving criticism because I have a whole lot of friends who have gone and seen 'Thugs of Hindostan' and they loved the film. It's a 'paisa vasool' (value for money) film because of its scale and canvas. "We sometimes expect a lot from a film and nowadays, ev..
                 

Mahesh Bhatt: India's narrative can't be reduced to one colour

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terating that India's narrative cannot be reduced to one colour, filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt said on Saturday that the plurality of the diverse country needs to be celebrated. "We cannot reduce the narrative of India into only one colour. It is a diverse country and we need to celebrate the plurality," Bhatt said at the opening ceremony of the 24th Kolkata International Film Festival here. Bhatt said the festival commits itself only to the idea of India "which says all make it together or none of us makes it together". Expressing his gratitude for being invited to the event, Bhatt said: "In these changing, shifting times, I believe that the filmmakers and storytellers will hold the world together. It is the occasion to realise that one of us is much lesser than all of us." Bhatt spoke about the Chinese mystical bird which has one eye and one wing, and is incomplete till it meets the other half to complete it. It is only when they come together that they can fly and see. "This happened to ..
                 

Riteish Deshmukh: Mother tongue has its own magic

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Actor-producer Riteish Deshmukh's tough policeman avatar in the teaser of his new Marathi film Mauli is being loved. He says while he would love to show this side of his performance in a Hindi film, there's something else about doing it in his mother tongue. The action-packed teaser of Mauli was unveiled by superstar Shah Rukh Khan on social media earlier this week. It received a positive response from a majority of the film fraternity, with director Ram Gopal Varma questioning Riteish as to "why you don't show this kind of attitude in Hindi films and reserve it only for the Marathi Manoos?" Riteish, who earlier featured in Marathi film "Lai Bhaari", responded: "Hahahaha RGV Sir, thank you for your unique, kind words. I wish I got a script like this in Hindi... But more than happy to play this character in Marathi. Mother tongue has its own magic." Produced by Genelia D'Souza Deshmukh and directed by Aditya Sarpotdar, the film, set to release on December 21, is written by Kshitij Pa..
                 

TV actor Rehaan Roy suffers injury on set

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While filming an action sequence for Zee TV's show Guddan...Tumse Na Ho Paega, actor Rehaan Roy got injured and suffered minor burns. Rehaan hurt himself on the set when he was preparing for Diwali special episode, and instead of using the electric lamps, he used clay diyas for more a authentic feel. But it did not go well with the actor as the lit diya caused him the unexpected injury. Talking about the incident, Rehaan said in a statement: "As an actor one has to take the risk for a good shot. I insisted my director and the team to use a real diya to get the right kind of a shot." "I love to perform scenes in the most real manner, by obviously keeping the safety in mind. I did injure myself during this particular scene, but for the shot to look that good, I think a bit of pain was completely worth it". The actor is currently playing the role of police constable Parv, an antagonist in the show. Catch up on all the latest entertainment news and gossip here. Also download the new mid..
                 

Pihu director Vinod Kapri: Every story must have a message

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National Award-winning filmmaker Vinod Kapri, whose forthcoming movie Pihu centres on a two-year-old child left alone by her parents, believes all stories should leave their audience with a message. Pihu was screened for politicians on Friday. "For me, every story should have a message to convey. Pihu is a story of every household and this was a very important story to tell. The most difficult part was to bring this story to the audience and I thank (producer) Siddharth Roy Kapur and Ronnie Screwvala for supporting me and my film. People who love their family should go a watch this film." The film's narrative is about a 2-year-old girl trapped in an apartment alone. It has just this one character throughout the narrative. Kapur, who has produced the movie, it is this uniqueness that drew him to get associated with the project. "He (Kapri) has kept it so gripping, so edge of the seat... It's like a thriller but a very emotional film at the same time and I think our audience will..
                 

Priyanka Chopra, Nick Jonas want to keep their wedding private

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Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas have already registered for a marriage license at the Beverly Hills courthouse. The couple was keen to do the paperwork before their December 2 nuptials in India. PeeCee and Nick's wedding festivities will start from November 30 at the Mehrangarh fort in Jodhpur. The couple's wedding will be a private affair with only family and close pals in attendance. So all those wondering if their wedding date will clash with Ranveer and Deepika's Mumbai reception on December 2 can breathe easy. It is said the two will get married in separate ceremonies to honour each other's faith. There might be a get together on their arrival in Mumbai for PeeCee's close industry pals. 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..
                 

The final countdown fro Ranveer and Deepika's wedding begins

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Huma Qureshi 'over the moon' to be directed by Deepa Mehta

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Actress Huma Qureshi can't contain her excitement about being directed by acclaimed filmmaker Deepa Mehta for the Leila web series. Huma on Saturday took to Instagram to share a selfie moment from the sets of the Netflix series. Deepa and Huma are joined by the actress' mother in the frame. "As you can see... I'm clearly over-the-moon, working on my first series, with Netflix's 'Leila' directed by none other than Deepa Mehta, Shankar Raman and Pawan Kumar. As you can see, so excited to be directed by the legend Deepa Mehta... and mommie dearest dropped in on set to give us her duas and pyaar?" "Leila" is a part of a slate of 17 original made-in-Asia shows announced by Netflix at a conference in Singapore. The video on demand platform used the second night of its See What's Next: Asia content gathering to unveil eight new original films for its India market, including Hotel Mumbai, sports drama Selection Day, adaptations of books Midnight's Children and Bard of Blood, Baahubali: Befo..
                 

Backstreet Boys are set to be back with DNA tour

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American band Backstreet Boys are set to be back, as they announced their comeback world tour on Friday. They announced the world tour where they will promote their album 'DNA', which will see a January 25, 2019 release, reported E! Online. The DNA tour is being touted to be one of the biggest tours in 18 years where fans will be able to see Nick Carter, Howie Dorough, Brian Littrell, A. J. McLean and Kevin Richardson perform. In order to create more hype about their tour, they released a single from the upcoming album, which is titled Chances, written by Shawn Mendes and Ryan Tedder. Band member Howie Dorough, in a statement, revealed that it has been learning experience from the point when the group began 26 years ago. Dorough voicing the excitement of his fellow members said this is the time for them to visit their fans from "all over the world". Another member Littrell said that the journey will be exciting as they still have "much left to do", that is entertaining their fans. S..
                 

Idris Elba will not play James Bond

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Actor Idris Elba will not be the next James Bond. Speaking on the red carpet at the premiere of his new film Yardie on Tuesday night, he squashed fans' hopes that he might be taking over as the popular fictional character James Bond from actor Daniel Craig, reports dailymail.co.uk. The actor was asked if he preferred "shaken or stirred", in a nod to the spy character's favourite drink - a martini. Elba replied: "Stir fried actually." He was then asked: "Am I looking at the next 007?" The actor responded with a firm "no". His confirmation puts an end to weeks of rumours that he could be the first black actor to take on the role. It comes as director Danny Boyle quit as director of the next Bond film, citing "creative differences". Last week, Elba posted a selfie on Twitter, captioning it: "My name's Elba, Idris Elba," echoing Bond's catchphrase. The actor acknowledged that "apparently" he set off a bit of a firestorm "by telling people my name". Catch up on all the latest enter..
                 

Amit Trivedi: People recreating old songs don't have guts

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National Award winning composer Amit Trivedi is against the trend of remaking and recreating old songs as he feels by doing this, the essence of the original track gets distorted. "I hate the remakes of old songs. I wish it ends soon. We are into the business of original music, then what is this remake? Remaking is rehashing the old songs," Amit told IANS over phone from Mumbai. The "Manja" singer expressed anger over the singers and makers who are carrying forward the remake trend. "If a particular singer is following this trend, then I think he is not man enough. As a musician, you should be creative and by remaking the old songs, you are just playing safe. This is not creativity." According to the 39-year-old music director, remaking is the safest way to reach out to the audience. "Music industry is like a business and the thumb rule of any business is to take risk. But what I am seeing now is that everyone wants to play safe. I feel such people don't have guts. It needs b**ls to..
                 

Chris Martin becomes 'mess' after separating with Gwyneth Paltrow

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Coldplay rocker Chris Martin has confessed that he was 'a mess' after splitting from his wife Gwyneth Paltrow in 2014. Martin struggled after he and his wife, who are parents to Apple, 14, and Moses, 12, famously announced they were consciously uncoupling, leading Chris' bandmates to fear for his wellbeing, reports dailymail.co.uk. Speaking in a new documentary film "Coldplay: A Head Full Of Dreams " Martin said while the band toured their album Mylo Xyloto, he felt "completely worthless and nothing to anybody". "I was just like, 'I'm a mess', really, because I can't enjoy the great things around me. Then, of course, I went through a break-up with Gwyneth. Listen, I'm never going to moan, I'm grateful for everything, but it was pretty touch and go," he continued. Both Martin and Gwyneth have moved on. Martin is currently dating Fifty Shades Of Grey actress Dakota Johnson, while Gwyneth married American TV director Brad Falchuk in September. Catch up on all the latest entertainment ..
                 

Divyanka Tripathi confuses Kiara Advani's car with hers

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Telly star Divyanka Tripathi appeared to be confused on her way out from Ekta Kapoor's Diwali bash. The Yeh Hai Mohabbatein actor got into Bollywood actor Kiara Advani's car, which was waiting near the exit. She did not realise her folly till husband Vivek Dahiya came to her rescue and told her it was the wrong vehicle. Divyanka was spotted laughing aloud (pic above), while Vivek led her to their car. Looks like Divyanka had soaked in the festivities a tad too much at Ekta's bash. She could not recognise her own car! Kiara Advani, who is gearing up to work on the Akshay Kumar-starrer "Good News", said in an interview with IANS that she wants to entertain audiences from across the country without differentiating between Bollywood and regional cinema. "I want to be a pan-India entertainer and entertain everyone who wants to watch me. If there are good scripts regardless of the language, I would like to take them up and entertain as many people as I can," Kiara said. "I am very for..
                 

Bappi Lahiri renders track for a Marathi film

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Veteran composer Bappi Lahiri has rendered a track in Sanjay Jadhav's Marathi film, Lucky. This is the first time he is doing playback for a Marathi film; a wish he has fulfilled after over four decades in Bollywood. The disco king had earlier composed the music for Laxmikant Bendre-starrer Dokyala Taap Nahi (1990). Bappi Lahiri has also composed a welcome jingle, Om Swagatam, for American boxing champ Mike Tyson who is visiting Mumbai. The disco king is currently on a tour of the US. Lahiri, who is a boxing enthusiast, finds it ironical that he is in the champ's country while he is in India. The composer is hoping to catch up with Tyson at a later date in the US. Another song for him is also in the works. Thanking Bappi Lahiri, the world boxing champion, Mike Tyson said, "I want to thank Bappi Lahiri for this warm welcome much before my arrival. I have heard about Indian hospitality and I can sense it from miles away. I'm equally excited about my India trip. My wife loves Bollywood ..
                 

Katrina Kaif shares inside pictures from Zero shoot

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Aanand L Rai's 'Zero' is one of the most anticipated movies of this year and has been creating immense buzz on social media ever since the release of the posters and trailer of the film. Katrina Kaif plays the role of an actor named Babita Kumari who is battling alcoholism in the movie. The 'Phantom' star posted two pictures on her Instagram story from the sets of the flick. In one of the pictures posted by her, choreographer Bosco Martis is instructing her, she has captioned it as, "Zero shoot today with these legends". In another candid photo, the 35-year-old actor is seen getting ready for her shot.       View this post on Instagram It takes a army 💃ðŸ¦Â„ @danielbauermakeupandhair @boscomartis A post shared by Katrina Kaif (@katrinakaif) onNov 8, 2018 at 3:58am PST       View this post on Instagram Zero 🌟thank u @aanandlrai for the conversations and for always listening to my ramblings A post ..
                 

Alia Bhatt ready to meet Mexican drug lords for a panel discussion

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Given the runaway success of Narcos so far, viewers are naturally waiting with bated breath for the release of Narcos: Mexico, conceptualised as the fourth season of the crime drama. While it is already known that the show's lead cast - including Michael Pena, Eric Newman and Diego Luna - is headed to India in the run-up to its release on November 16, mid-day has now learnt that Alia Bhatt has been invited to be part of a panel discussion with the stars scheduled for Monday. On the cards will be a dialogue on what makes the Netflix original series so popular, and the way ahead for digital entertainment. Kapoor & Sons (2016) director Shakun Batra is also expected to join the conversation. Diego Luna in a still from Narcos: Mexico A source reveals, "The opening discussion will be about what makes Narcos such a popular show in India. But the crux of the chat will be about how online streaming business has changed the game of content viewing in India. This year was important for ho..
                 

Bigg Boss 12 Nov 9 Update: Captaincy Task creates estranged environment

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The fight for power can be unpredictable and one can forget their humility. A tough fight was about to take precedence in the Bigg Boss house as four strong contenders were ready to fight for the most important title within the house, captaincy. #SurbhiRana aur #RomilChoudhary ne dedicate kiye apne Happy Club ke liye kuch gaane! Aisi dosti dekhne milegi aapko sirf #BiggBoss12 ke ghar mein. Tune in tonight at 9 PM for all the masti. #BB12 pic.twitter.com/LC05G0VE8U — Bigg Boss (@BiggBoss) November 9, 2018 Post the Diwali fervour, it was time for them to act straight and fight for the Fizz captaincy of the week. The winners of the luxury budget task, Karanvir, Romil, Somi and Megha were given the challenge to fight it out and become the most important person in the house. In the garden area, four zones were created within a square where red, yellow and blue were marked as the borders. The top four, during each round, had to walk around each defined zone with a bowl in the..
                 

Vivek Agnihotri to make trilogy on Hindu civilisation

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Filmmaker and "Urban Naxals" author Vivek Agnihotri has put together a budget of Rs 250 crore for a trilogy on the history of Hindu civilisation. The ambitious project will be rolled out over the next five years. The project has begun with extensive research. A 10-member research panel, led by Agnihotri, has been formed with eminent and award-winning scholars, historians, archaeologists, astrologists and anthropologists. Casting for the project will begin after the release of Agnihotri's next The Tashkent Files, read a statement issued on behalf of the filmmaker. Agnihotri said in the statement: "The Tashkent Files in itself was a humongous project to pull through. After 3 years of intensive research, finally we are in post-production and looking at an early 2019 release. As for my trilogy, I would say we have just laid the foundation. "The project is gigantic in terms of scale and we will cover the Vedas, Mahabharata, Indus Valley and the various forces of nature that have been cen..
                 

Gulshan Devaiah: Roles I can sleepwalk in don't attract me

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Actor Gulshan Devaiah, who is set to experiment with a Bihari avatar in the web series Smoke, says he prefers challenging roles over those he can do easily. "Challenges attract me. Roles that are difficult and that need work are the ones that interest me. Roles that I feel I can sleepwalk in don't attract me. I give these roles everything I possibly can in that given time and then it's for the audience to enjoy it or not," Gulshan said in a statement. Be it the Maharashtrian Mandar Ponkshe in Hunterrr or Kutchi Bhavani in Goliyon Ki Raasleela - Ram-Leela, Chittappa Gowda from That Girl in Yellow Boots or the Goan Ricky in Dum Maaro Dum -- Gulshan has displayed his versatility in various projects. Smoke is being touted as a gritty and dark crime drama set in the underbelly of Goa. It will premiere at the global entertainment content market MIPCOM 2018 in Cannes under the Made in India Originals' category on October 15. According to a source, Gulshan kept his Bihari accent on and off ..
                 

Rajinikanth condemns unlawful acts against Tamil film 'Sarkar'

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Superstar Rajinikanth on Friday tweeted in support of actor Vijay's latest Tamil film "Sarkar". He condemned unlawful acts such as damaging the film's banners and demanding the removal of certain scenes from the film. A.R. Murugadoss directed "Sarkar", a political thriller, hit the screens on Tuesday. Ever since its release, many AIADMK ministers and party cadres expressed their displeasure over certain scenes in the film. Several party cadres on Wednesday protested outside various theatres in Tamil Nadu and indulged in damaging the banners of the film and cut-outs of Vijay. They also demanded certain scenes to be removed from the film. Rajinikanth lashed out against these acts. He took to Twitter and wrote in Tamil: "To protest for the removal of certain scenes from the movie and stop it from being screened after the Censor Board has certified it is against the law. I strong condemn this act." On Thursday, actor-politician Kamal Haasan had also strongly objected the actions of AIA..
                 

Rana Daggubati launches first look of Next Enti

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Actor Rana Daggubati on Friday launched the first official poster of actress Tamannaah starrer Telugu film Next Enti. "Happy to be launching the first look of 'Next Enti'. All the best..," Daggubati wrote on Instagram while unveiling the first look of the film. Happy to be launching the first look of #NextEnti !All the best @tamannaahspeaks @sundeepkishan @pnavdeep26 @kunalkohli #NextEntiFirstLook pic.twitter.com/JAsGp7D50n — Rana Daggubati (@RanaDaggubati) 9 November 2018 Through the posters, the film is touted to be a romantic entertainer. Being helmed by Bollywood director Kunal Kohli, Next Enti also stars actors Sundeep Kishan and Navdeep in the lead roles. Talking about his experience working with Tamannah, Kunal, who is making his debut in Telugu film industry, tweeted: "What a pleasure working with you Tamannaah. You made this film and your character come alive like only you could." Produced by Raina Joshi and Akshai Puri, Next Enti is reported to release..
                 

Katrina Kaif shares photos from 'Zero' shoot

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Aanand L Rai's 'Zero' is one of the most anticipated movies of this year and has been creating immense buzz on social media ever since the release of the posters and trailer of the film. Katrina Kaif plays the role of an actor named Babita Kumari who is battling alcoholism in the movie. The 'Phantom' star posted two pictures on her Instagram story from the sets of the flick. In one of the pictures posted by her, choreographer Bosco Martis is instructing her, she has captioned it as, "Zero shoot today with these legends." In another candid photo, the 35-year-old actor is seen getting ready for her shot.       View this post on Instagram It takes a army 💃ðŸ¦Â„ @danielbauermakeupandhair @boscomartis A post shared by Katrina Kaif (@katrinakaif) onNov 8, 2018 at 3:58am PST The 'Tiger Zinda Hai' actor looks stunning in the recently released trailer of the film and her character looks promising. The trailer was launched in a gr..
                 

Gabrielle Union welcomes 'miracle baby'

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Actor Gabrielle Union and her husband, NBA player Dwyane Wade, have welcomed a baby girl via surrogate. The 'Breaking Bad' star took to social media to make the happy announcement. Along with a picture of the two cuddling their newborn, Union wrote, 'We are sleepless and delirious but so excited to share that our miracle baby arrived last night via surrogate and 11/7 will forever be etched in our hearts as the most loveliest of all the lovely days.' She continued, "Welcome to the party sweet girl," including lyrics from Bill Withers' "Lovely Day" to signify her daughter's birthday. Union had been vocal about her struggles with infertility. In her 2017 book 'We're Going to Need More Wine, she mentioned that she 'had eight or nine miscarriages.' 'For three years, my body has been a prisoner of trying to get pregnant ' I've either been about to go into an IVF cycle, in the middle of an IVF cycle or coming out of an IVF cycle,' she wrote, according to People magazine. Union and Wade got ..
                 

Michael Buble to get his very own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame

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Singer-songwriter Michael Bublé is all set to receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on November 16, 2018. The 43-year-old singer will be the 2,650th star on the legendary sidewalk. The ceremony will take place in front of the W Hollywood Hotel, reported Variety. The list of guest speakers at the unveiling ceremony will include Walk of Famer David Foster, Priscilla Presley and Tom Corson, co-Chairman and COO of Warner Bros. Records. Throughout his long career, Bublé has sold more than 60 million records worldwide and earned four Grammy Awards and multiple Juno Awards for his soulful jazz sound. He began his career with his first album titled 'BaBalu', and went on to record several popular albums, before gaining massive fame with his 2011 'Christmas' album. The album rose to the top of the charts in more than 20 countries and sold more than seven million albums worldwide. The 'Feeling Good' singer then followed up his Christmas album with his 2013 album 'To Be Love..
                 

Emraan's international film Tigers gets a release date

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There is some Diwali cheer for Emraan Hashmi. His long-complete international venture, Tigers: Can A Salesman Be A Hero?, helmed by Oscar-winning director Danis Tanovic, premieres on a digital platform on November 21. The actor shot for the film over five years ago. It is based on the life of Pakistani salesman, Syed Aamir Raza, and his fight against unjust practices in the baby products industry. Emraan took to Instagram and captioned: "From Academy award-winning director @tadivnasinoc , one salesman fought against an entire system. His #RoarForChange saved a million lives. This has been long overdue #Tigers finally premieres 21st November on @zee5 [sic]"       View this post on Instagram From Academy award-winning director‬ @tadivnasinoc , one salesman fought against an entire system. His #RoarForChange saved a million lives. This has been long overdue #Tigers finally premieres 21st November on @zee5 A post shared by Emraan Has..
                 

Kareena, Taimur Ali Khan, Karisma Kapoor and kids' royal Diwali photo

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The whole of Bollywood is indulged in the festive season of Diwali, and are celebrating it in their own manner. From Shah Rukh Khan, Karan Johar, Sanjay Dutt, Ekta Kapoor, to ace designer Abu Jani, a lot of Bollywood celebrities threw lavish Diwali parties. The stars kept gliding from one street to the other having a gala time. One such party hosted was at Saif Ali Khan and Kareena Kapoor's Bandra residence. Karisma Kapoor shared a picture on her Instagram account, which looked absolutely royal! Seen in the picture were Kareena Kapoor with nephews Samiera Kapoor and Kiaan Kapoor and Karisma Kapoor with her adorable nephew Taimur Ali Khan in her arms. Karisma shared the photo with a loving caption: "Mama's and their babies #aboutlastnight  #onlylove #family #diwali #festivaloflights pic [sic]."       View this post on Instagram Mama’s and their babies 😇 #aboutlastnight âÂœ¨âÂœ¨ #onl..
                 

Yami Gautam's pollution-free Diwali plans for neighbourhood

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Actress Yami Gautam is in Chandigarh to spend time with her family and friends for Diwali, and she has taken it upon herself to be an awareness ambassador of eco-friendly and pollution-free celebrations in her own neighbourhood. Yami said in a statement: "Diwali is always something that brings me back home and each celebration is more special than the previous one. Diwali always brings back the fondest memories for me from Chandigarh. This time too I'm looking forward to the festivities back home." "However, in the last few years the growing concern with pollution is something we mustn't ignore and that's why this Diwali, my friends and I have taken to make an initiative in our own neighbourhood to spread the message and importance of a less polluted Diwali. The idea is to keep the festive cheer alive without compromising the environment in any way". On the work front, Yami is gearing up for the release of her forthcoming movie Uri. The film also stars Vicky Kaushal, who will b..
                 

Ranveer-Dips visit Farah Khan and Bhansali to extend wedding invite

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On Wednesday, Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone visited filmmaker-choreographer Farah Khan ahead of their wedding. Amidst their wedding festivities and celebrations, the couple took some time out to visit their mentors. Deepika Padukone made her debut with Farah Khan's Om Shanti Om alongside Shah Rukh Khan, whereas Ranveer and Deepika's first film together was with Sanjay Leela Bhansali's Ram Leela, and love-struck these two. Ranveer and Deepika had personally gone to extend their wedding invitations to their near and dear ones and were spotted outside Farah Khan and Sanjay Leela Bhansali's house. Elated and proud of the fact that Deepika Padukone is getting married, filmmaker Farah Khan, who considers Deepika like her daughter, posted a photo with her and Ranveer and captioned it saying, "May you LOVE happily ever after! #soninlawlove #marriageblessings @deepikapadukone @ranveersingh [sic]."       View this post on Instagram May you LOVE happily ever afte..
                 

Aditya Narayan: Won't work with music labels ever

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Playback singer Aditya Narayan says he has vowed not to work with music labels anymore as he feels they exploit artistes. "In India, music industry does not function in an organised manner and due to the involvement of big labels, singers have to suffer a lot. Companies exploit singers over the royalty of the songs. Everyone wants to run after money here. Fairness lacks in our industry," Aditya told IANS over phone from Mumbai. Rather than working with big music companies, the 31-year-old son of veteran playback singer Udit Narayan, believes in creating music independently. He said: "One does not need a label to reach the viewers. Giving money to someone for your own song is something rubbish. I am happy for independent artistes who are doing great. In the past five years, many independent music bands have emerged and changed the face of our music industry." Aditya, who has been working and singing since childhood for Hindi cinema, has created many hit Bollywood songs like Chhota B..
                 

Idris Elba gets his own Twitter emoji

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Actor Idris Elba, this years sexiest man alive, has earned a Twitter emoji of his own. Elba was named PEOPLE's Sexiest Man Alive on Monday night and fans of the actor can unlock his emoji on Twitter by writing out #SexiestManAlive, reports people.com. The 46-year-old Avengers: Infinity War star frequently uses Twitter and is a popular topic of discussion on the social media site with more than 1.4 million Tweets about him this year. His most retweeted tweet so far was a cheeky closeup photo of his face with a filter in which he wrote, "My name's Elba, Idris Elba". With a massive fanbase, Elba's admirers have also frequently used other emojis when tweeting about the actor. Elba has kept up a busy schedule. The actor appeared as Heimdall in the latest instalment of the "Avengers" franchise and is returning to the TV series "Luther" for four episodes in season 5. He is currently filming "Hobbs and Shaw", the spinoff for "The Fate of the Furious" which focuses on Dwayne Johnson's chara..
                 

Arjun Kapoor shields Malaika Arora from fans

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Malaika Arora and Arjun Kapoor are going strong. After attending B-Town parties and holidaying together, the duo is now also stepping out as a couple in public. On Tuesday, the two were spotted exiting a restaurant in Bandra-Kurla Complex. They did not evade the paparazzi but when fans jostled to take selfies with Malaika, Arjun came to her rescue. He put his arms around Malaika to protect her from them. There's chatter about the two taking the relationship to the next level. There are enough tell-tale signs already. While reports of Malaika Arora and Arjun Kapoor tying the knot soon have been doing the rounds on social media, the celebrities, in particular, have neither agreed nor denied about this relationship. In the recent episode of Koffee with Karan Season 6, the show's host and Malaika's dear friend Karan Johar said something unusual, which hinted towards her wedding with Arjun Kapoor. As the actress made her entry on the show, guest for the episode Aamir Khan and Karan escor..
                 

Priyanka Chopra 'Payjama' Party: Isha Ambani, Parineeti have a blast

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Ahead of her wedding to American singer Nick Jonas, actress Priyanka Chopra celebrated with a 'payjama' party with her girl gang including actress-cousin Parineeti Chopra, heiress Isha Ambani and "Game of Thrones" star Sophie Turner. Priyanka shared a few pictures from the party on Instagram. She is seen posing in white striped nightwear. "Payjamas are cool... bride squad. Payjamas and heels," she captioned.       View this post on Instagram Payjamas are cool.. #bridesquad #payjamasandheels 😍 @tam2cul @srishtibehlarya @daniellejonas @mubinarattonsey you were missed A post shared by Priyanka Chopra (@priyankachopra) onNov 6, 2018 at 2:45pm PST Priyanka was in Amsterdam over the weekend to celebrate her pre-wedding festivities. Priyanka Chopra has taken the internet by storm with pictures from her fancy bridal shower, celebrated her bachelorette party with her girl gang last week. She was joined b..