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Namit Khanna: Arrival of a Star

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It doesn’t happen every day that an actor makes a straight entry into you heart, and steals it from you forever and ever. And the actor we are talking about needs no introduction, all thanks to his brilliant portrayal of Dr Siddhant Mathur on Star plus show, Sanjivani which is going off air next month. Yes it is none other than Namit Khanna. Namit an ex Super Model, who is Blessed with chiseled face, drool worthy looks, majestic aura and superlative personality, entered acting arena in 2017 with Vikram Bhatt's web series Twisted season 1 opposite Nia Sharma. Which was a smash hit. Followed by a critically acclaimed Show on Sony TV Yeh pyaar nahi toh kya hai, before landing at Star Plus for Sanjivani. First thing one would notice about Namit is his mystic honety. As they say your eyes are the mirror of the soul. So are Namit’s big brown eyes. And when this honesty transpires on the screen. The Magic unfolds.. As an audience you can feel an instant connect with him. An actor..
                 

Doordarshan - A Beautiful and Praise Worthy Debut Production

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DoordarshanDirector: Gagan PuriCast: Mahie Gill, Manu Rishi Chaddha, Dolly Ahluwalia, Supriya Shukla, Rajesh Sharma, Mehak Manwani, Sumit Gulati, Aditya Kumar, Shardul Rana, Archita Sharma, Manoj BakshiRating:  Gagan Puri directorial Doordarshan is definitely an ode to 80’s era with contemporary settings. The story revolves around a middle-class Delhi family who has their work cut out with day to day struggle and a comatose mother. But one fine day, the comatose grandmother wakes up and open up a whole new set of struggles. The parents who have been bickering over their divorce are compelled to revive their marriage and keep the peace as the matron cannot be shocked into the current world. The family and friends goes the extra mile to recreate the late 1980s, complete with broken television and Doordarshan. A slice of life comedy-drama about a Delhi family has been ruling the content genre for the longest. With Badhaai Ho, Shubh Mangal Saavdhan, to name same, Doordarshan is ..
                 

The Invisible Man Movie Review: Atmospheric, taut, suspenseful but not entirely credible

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The Invisible ManA; Horror, Mystery, Sci-FiCast: Oliver Jackson-Cohen, Elisabeth Moss, Storm Reid, Aldis Hodge, Harriet Dyer, Amali Golden, Benedict Hardie, Zara MichalesDirector: Leigh WhannellRating: Leigh Whannell's makeover of the 1933 classic Universal monster movie, The Invisible Man has a #MeToo horror spin and bears little resemblance to the 1897 H.G. Wells novel that inspired it. In fact, the screenplay appears to be a combo write-up of Sleeping with the Enemy and The Invisible Man with some generic horror elements thrown in for effect. Whannell leaves out much of the original story elements, reworking the basic premise to suit a 2020 outlook. When Cecilia's (Elisabeth Moss) abusive ex Adrian Griffin (Oliver Jackson-Cohen), a brilliant scientist specializing in optics, takes his own life and leaves her his fortune (under certain conditions), she goes with the flow, little suspecting the trauma that awaits her thereafter. Her sister, Emily (Harriet Dyer), her friend, James (Ald..
                 

Decoding Taapsee Pannu: 6 instances that make the actress unassuming, unafraid, and unabashed!

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It has been over seven years since Taapsee Pannu stepped into the land of Bollywood, and if we talk about her acting career, she completes a decade in 2020. In these ten years, she has dabbled with multiple languages, films, and characters, and united them by her searing performances and the ability to infuse them with power. But there's a lot more to the actress than her repertoire. She's unfazed, unapologetic, and unabashed when it comes to expressing her opinions and stances, and if someone tries to mess with her, he or she is likely to have a bad day. Well, there have been many instances in the past when she has refused to succumb to the lacunae of the world of social media, just like her character Amrita in Thappad. For others, it might be just a troll, for her, it isn't, and it's important to raise a voice. As Thappad opens in the cinemas today, we try to revisit the instances that make Pannu a fearless voice in an otherwise careful and cautious industry. Here we go: 1. What Lang..
                 

Anubhav Sinha: Evident that most people subscribe to abusive relations

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With commercial offerings like Dus, Cash and Ra.One on his resume, Anubhav Sinha, the man better remembered for newer offerings including Mulk, Article 15 and today's release, Thappad, has been abundantly asked about the trigger point that inspired the change in his choice of film subject. "I know something has dramatically changed, but I don't know what it is. I haven't had the time for introspection. Perhaps, a year or two later, I'll take time off and write a book about it," he jokes, adding that for him, the most noticeable difference is how earnest he is today as a filmmaker. "I've become loyal to the reason behind making the film. That reflects in the writing, casting, shooting, and promotional work," says Sinha, who has acquired positive reactions from fans and critics alike. Shahid Kapoor and Kiara Advani in Kabir Singh Bang in the middle of shooting for the Taapsee Pannu starrer that tackles gender imbalance in marriages, the makers had been witness to the mammoth reception th..
                 

Hitlist Web Awards | Made in Heaven Creators: Conflicts inspired by the lives of friends

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Zoya Akhtar believes that the blend of traditional practices and modern trends as seen in Indian weddings provides sufficient drama for the creation of a promising show. "You'll see rituals that are completely traditional, but everything is [uploaded on] Instagram. This massive clash of the modern generation with [practitioners of] traditional [rituals] is beautiful. It's a hotbed for drama," says the Made in Heaven co-creator, who has been nominated in the Best Creator and Best Writing categories at the upcoming mid-day and Radio City Hitlist Web Awards. The consecutive weddings of two of her Delhi-based friends came as manna from heaven for Akhtar and co-creator Reema Kagti, who were in the process of developing the script. "We interviewed people, and attended the events. The conflicts depicted in the show were [inspired by things] that have happened to friends and family. The instances are drawn from real life, from what we read in newspapers. But the nuances — like the charac..
                 

Durgavati: When the entire team surprised Bhumi Pednekar with a grand celebration!

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Bhumi Pednekar's career is on a massive high! Last year she delivered three back to back hits with Saand Ki Aankh, Bala and Pati, Patni Aur Woh and contributed about 300 crore at the worldwide box office. The versatile actor has also been an award-season favourite as she has picked up several key Best Actress Awards! Bhumi has been shooting for Akshay Kumar's Durgavati which is helmed entirely by her and she was in for a sweet surprise on the sets! "Bhumi has been sweeping awards left right and center and the team of Durgavati wanted to throw a special celebration for her! Bhumi was not told about this plan and the entire cast and crew of the film ensured that post pack up she was taken completely by surprise!" informs a source from the sets. if you observe the picture, you'll realise how grand the celebration was. The entire crew of Durgavati got together and allowed the actress to have her moment of glory. She expectedly looks elated at this surprise as she proceeds to cut the cake. ..
                 

Hitlist Web Awards | Faruk Kabir on 377 AbNormal: Read 400-page SC judgment as prep

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Immediately after the landmark Supreme Court judgment in 2018 that decriminalised homosexuality, writer-director-producer Faruk Kabir began researching for his web film, 377 AbNormal. Inspired by true events, the offering — which has been nominated for Best Web Film in the upcoming mid-day and Radio City Hitlist Web Awards — narrates the journey of the petitioners who challenged Section 377. "I invested three months into the research. I read the 400-page Supreme Court judgment," says the director, who travelled across cities to meet the subjects of his story. "I had to secure their permission [to tell their story]. It was a trust-building exercise. It was an emotional journey for them as it [the then-criminalisation of Section 377] had deeply affected them and their families." As he told the story of his protagonists fighting for their rights, Kabir says it was imperative to approach the Maanvi Gagroo, Tanvi Azmi and Mohammed Zeeshan Ayyub starrer with sensitivity. "Gay pe..
                 

Thappad Movie Review - A restrained, rousing drama about male ego and women's liberation

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ThappadU/A: DramaDirector: Anubhav SinhaCast: Taapsee Pannu, Ram KapoorRating:  In a recent interview, Anubhav Sinha was brave enough to admit he made films in the past for commercial prospects. Every filmmaker does that. But ever since he made Mulk in 2018, there was a much-needed and much-surprising change in his style of narrating stories. And with Article 15, it was clear he now wanted to gaze more at his characters than his canvas. And with Thappad, he continues with his newly found voice as a filmmaker. Every film tells us something about the maker that has helmed it, but it's hard to tell that the director who made these aforementioned films also made Cash, Dus, and Ra. One once upon a time. It's hard to tell which other filmmaker went through such a major metamorphosis. Check out the trailer of Thappad: Coming back to his latest piece of work, the trailer has pretty much given away what the tale is about. It's the story of a woman who has been publicly slapped by her..
                 

B-town buzz: Bollywood calling for Rakul Preet Singh's brother, Aman

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After working in Telugu films, Rakul Preet Singh's brother Aman is now Bollywood-bound. He features in Nitesh Rai's upcoming project Ramrajya, which also stars South actor Shobita Rana and Govind Namdev. Producer Prabir Sinha says, "The film's plot delves into delivering justice with no place for greed and selfishness." Aman has wrapped up the shoot and the movie releases in April. Coming to Rakul, she had two hits in 2019- Marjaavaan and De De Pyaar De. She now gears up for another film with Ajay Devgn and Sidharth Malhotra, to be directed by Indra Kumar. Keep it short Riteish Deshmukh has had a buzz cut. Yesterday, he stepped out for the promotions of Baaghi 3 in his new look. The paps have been referring to it as the Ghajini avatar. Though the actor did not spell out the reason for the almost bald pate, it could be his summer cut or perhaps part of his prep for Nagraj Manjule's upcoming film on Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj. Time will tell. 2019 was a fantastic year for the actor as ..
                 

Deepak Dobriyal finds his muse in Mukesh Chhabra

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Hardik Mehta's story of a once-famous side actor and a casting agent is set to hit screens on March 6. While Sanjay Mishra plays the protagonist named Sudheer in Kaamyaab, we hear that Deepak Dobriyal's role is inspired from Bollywood's casting agent, Mukesh Chhabra. A source says, "Deepak's character will have shades of Mukesh Chhabra. In fact, his [part] is loosely based on Mukesh's real life. The makers have integrated bits of his story [in the film]." Mukesh Chhabra The first look of the movie, which is being backed by Shah Rukh Khan's Red Chillies Entertainment, was unveiled in January. The film aims to portray the hardships faced by struggling actors in Indian cinema. Recently, leading man Mishra reportedly quelled rumours of Khan featuring in a cameo in the film. 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..
                 

Rana Daggubati: Increased cardio, turned vegetarian

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A far cry from his humongous frame in Baahubali, Rana Daggubati's next avatar sees him 30 kilos lighter and leaner, as he plays jungle man Bandev in Haathi Mere Saathi. The actor tells mid-day he had to severely monitor his calorie intake to shed the kilos. "Prabu sir [Solomon, director] wanted the film to look real. It was difficult to lose all the weight since I have always had a large physique. I had to undergo extensive physical training to look lean and make adequate dietary changes. My workout was altered entirely; focus was paid on agility [training]." Instead of continuing his weight-training, the actor took to longer cardiovascular sessions that lasted about an hour. However, he attributes the weight-loss primarily to dietary changes. "I [stopped consuming] protein-rich [foods] and turned vegetarian for a couple of months. I also reduced the intake of salt, and, in general, ate less," says the actor, adding that he maintained this regimen throughout the two-year filming durat..
                 

It's Shahid Kapoor's 39th birthday and Kiara Advani, Alia Bhatt, and Hrithik Roshan extend their wishes

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As movie actor Shahid Kapoor ringed in his 39th birthday on Tuesday, co-stars Alia Bhatt and Kiara Advani shared adorable throwback pictures on social media to mark his special day. Alia Bhatt, who has shared screen space with the charming actor in two of the loved movies -- Shaandaar and Udta Punjab -- posted a lovely monochrome picture of the duo on Instagram. "Happiest bday my dearest. Love love love you to the moon and back," she captioned the post. Take a look: One of the other co-stars, who has joined Alia in wishing the Jab We Met actor is Kiara Advani. The actor shared a goofy boomerang with Shahid Kapoor on her Instagram stories. "Happy Birthday SK!!! You'll always be my most special costar! Shine on my friend! Big hug from me and a pat from your Preeti. God Bless you!" her wish read. The 27-year-old star has shared the screen space with the birthday boy in the much-talked-of movie Kabir Singh. She shared the screen space opposite Shahid in the blockbuster film, Kabir Singh. ..
                 

Ayushmann Khurrana's AndhaDhun gets a Telugu remake, Nithiin to reprise the role!

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Actor Nithiin will reprise Ayushmann Khurrana's National Award-winning role in the Telugu remake of Andhadhun. The yet-untitled project will be directed by Merlapaka Gandhi and produced by N Sudhakar Reddy. Filming begins in June, trade analyst Taran Adarsh tweeted yesterday. Sriram Raghavan's black comedy sees Khurrana as a piano player who pretends to be blind. His life is thrown into a tizzy when he witnesses the murder of a former film actor by his wife. Details of the cast in the Telugu remake is awaited. In case you missed his tweet, take a look right here: #AndhaDhun #Telugu remake launched in #Hyderabad today... #Nithiin will reprise the role #AyushmannKhurrana had portrayed in #Hindi version... Not titled yet... Directed by Merlapaka Gandhi... Produced by N Sudhakar Reddy and Nikitha Reddy... Filming begins June 2020. pic.twitter.com/yyiSIXiJMR — taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) February 24, 2020 The trend of remaking South Indian films has been going on ever since the '8..
                 

Netizens decide to boycott Karan Johar's Takht because of one tweet!

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Karan Johar's upcoming film Takht has come in the line of fire after writer Hussain Haidry shared a controversial tweet about Hindus. The hashtag #BoycottTakht began trending, with netizens slamming Haidry for allegedly defaming Hindus. While his account has apparently been suspended, screen-shots doing the rounds on Twitter suggest he used words like Hindu terrorists in his tweets. Agitated fans have directed their tweets to Johar, urging him to remove Haidry from the team, failing which they would boycott the drama. It is suggested that this isn't the first time that Haidry has posted controversial tweets.  Take a look at his tweet right here first: The reactions were scathing, to say the least, one user wrote that with no response, they are certainly going to boycott Takht. He also wrote that most of the Bollywood movies always show Muslims as being a victim but this kind of hinduphobic guy was one notch up. Take a look: Dear @karanjohar Just wanted to your stand on this twee..
                 

Birthday Special: 5 Shahid Kapoor performances that deserved more, a lot more!

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Shahid Kapoor has been acting in films for the last 17 years, but tryst with its functioning happened even before. He was a part of Shiamak Davar's dance troupe and was also seen and spotted much later by fans in films like Dil To Pagal Hai and Taal. In 2003, he made his debut with the dance film, Ishq Vishk, and there couldn't have been a more appropriate beginning of his career. Coupled with what the industry and the trade call the chocolate-boy looks, and some impeccable dancing skills, he was here to stay and stay for long. In an interview last year, while talking about the historic success of the widely polarised Kabir Singh, he said he has given more flops than hits, and it was disappointing to hear it because his film choices may have faltered, but never deserved to be dismissed as scathingly they were. In another interview back in 2013, he spoke how he has been a little unlucky and there were a lot of things that could've gone his way but didn't. Had luck been more on his side,..
                 

Hitlist Web Awards | Raj-DK on The Family Man: Show was made without baggage of what sells

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Last September, when viewers found themselves pulled into the universe of the unassuming intelligence officer Srikanth Tiwari, essayed by Manoj Bajpayee, creators Raj Nidimoru and Krishna DK were already charting the way forward for The Family Man. "Amazon [Prime Video] had sanctioned the second season before the first dropped online," marvels DK, glad that the suits at the streaming giant showed so much faith in their offering. However, DK is quick to add that in the early stages of development, the director duo knew that they had hit the sweet spot with the action thriller. "The creative team at Amazon kept watching it [as we developed], and over the weeks, their feedback was dwindling. Usually, they ask for a lot of changes. But here, they were surprised that they didn't want to change much." Ask them what made them jump on the digital bandwagon, and Raj accedes it was because of the liberty the medium provided. "What drove us was the ability to tell the story with the clarity we cr..
                 

Netflix kicks off Chris Hemsworth-starrer Extraction global tour in India

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Ahead of the release of the action-packed Netflix Film, 'Extraction', Hollywood star Chris Hemsworth will visit Mumbai along with director Sam Hargrave, on March 16 & 17, 2020. They will be joined by their Indian counterparts, actors Randeep Hooda, Priyanshu Painyuli, and Rudraksh Jaiswal, for the first leg of the global press tour for the film. For the first time since wrapping up the film's principal photography in India, Hemsworth and Hargrave will reunite with their fellow cast and crew members. Hemsworth, who cited the vibrancy of India and the kindness of its people, is excited to visit the country again to give media and fans a sneak peek into the thrilling ride that Extraction promises to be. Extraction stars an ensemble cast of Chris Hemsworth, David Harbour, Golshifteh Farahani, Priyanshu Painyuli, Randeep Hooda, along with Rudraksh Jaiswal and Pankaj Tripathi in pivotal roles. Tyler Rake (Chris Hemsworth), a fearless, black market mercenary, embarks on the most deadly ex..
                 

After winning Bigg Boss 13, this is the person Sidharth Shukla meets!

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Bigg Boss 13 winner Sidharth Shukla on Sunday, February 23, made his first public appearance post the show's finale, and it seems he is on cloud nine. Sidharth was invited to inaugurate a new ward at Brahma Kumaris GHRC hospital where he met a lot of his fans. He even took to his Instagram handle to share a glimpse of his meeting with the patients at the hospital. In one of the videos, he can be seen interacting with an old lady and thanking her for her support. "First public appearance post-Bigg Boss 13 win! Feeling so blessed to receive the kind of love," Sidharth captioned the image. Not only this, he even posed for a picture with his aged fan. "So blessed," he added. Take a look: Sidharth defeated model Asim Riaz to emerge as the winner of season 13 on February 15. 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..
                 

2 Years of Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety: Kartik Aaryan, Nushrat Bharucha and Sunny Singh get nostalgic!

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On February 23, 2018, Luv Ranjan reunited with his favourite trio of Kartik Aaryan, Nushrat Bharucha, and Sunny Singh for a bro-mantic comedy, Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety, which turned out to be one of the biggest sleeper hits of 2018. And who would've thought this would end up being a 100-crore grosser? Well, this is Bollywood where anything is possible! And given how special this film was in changing lives and shaping careers, the trio couldn't help but get nostalgic on social media. Let's start with Kartik first. He shared a picture which is a still from the film's most memorable track, Tera Yaar Hoon Main, and wrote a long and heartfelt post. Read it right here: Sonu Do Saal ka ho gaya❤😁My Turning Point!SKTKS changed everythingMade me dream bigger. Made my belief stronger. Will forever be extra spl.Thank u Luv Sir for giving me Sonu& Thank u to the audiences for embracing him so much🙏🏻#TeraYaarHoonMain#2YearsOfSonuKeTituKiSweety pi..
                 

Exclusive: Badhaai Ho! Richa Chadha-Ali Fazal's wedding details are out

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As buzz around Richa Chadha and Ali Fazal's April wedding gathers steam, mid-day has procured the first official proof of the couple's impending wedding. The two have applied for a marriage registration at the Bandra Family Court, a copy of which is in our possession. A source informs, "The duo submitted their application on February 15, 2020. So, as per the marriage registration rules, the wedding can take place any day post March 15. Considering Ali and Richa have shoots lined up, they hope to wrap up their commitments by March 31, and dedicate April to their wedding functions. The preparations are on in full swing. Their shaadi will take place mid-April, followed by the court wedding in Mumbai." When mid-day reached out to Chadha and Ali, the actors' official spokesperson said, "Currently, only the date for the registration has been taken. As per process, a three-month window is valid [for the wedding to take place] from the date that has been allotted. The couple is working towards..
                 

Are you ready to see Jacqueline Fernandez and Asim Riaz together in a music video?

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Jacqueline Fernandez, in 2016, featured in the thunderous and pulsating music video, GF BF, and even lent her soothing voice to the same. And now, it seems time has come for her to feature in another music video very soon. And this time, giving her company is another star, Asim Riaz, one of the most popular contestants of Bigg Boss 13. Talking about the song to Mumbai Mirror, the Kick actress spoke, "It has been turned into a peppy track through which we will be narrating an engaging story. Shabina Khan, who is choreographing it, has given me some desi steps and traditional moves but at the same time it will be modern, too." She added, "Shabina has been helping me perfect my moves and expressions. We have been rehearsing diligently to get every nuance right and I'm really looking forward to working with Asim for the first time. It's a passion project for me." Fernandez did a special song with Prabhas last year for Saaho and it was touted to be the most expensive song ever. What kind of..
                 

Shekhar Kapur on Mr. India Reboot: Must have the rights to remake of my work

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Soon after mid-day broke the news that Ali Abbas Zafar will helm the reboot of Mr India (1987), there was a backlash from the makers of the original. Anil Kapoor's daughter Sonam K Ahuja even criticised the "underhanded" manner in which the remake was conceived of without the knowledge of the original film's leading man. Director Shekhar Kapur has now joined the chorus. It is understandable that Kapur, the director of Bollywood's first sci-fi outing, is mighty displeased about the turn of events. When mid-day reached out to him, he said, "Where is the director's ownership on the material he has created? It [the reboot] is based on what I have created. Now, I am in touch with lawyers all over the world to [tackle] the issue. It's about creating a new understanding of creative authorship of the principal director of a film. [The model] is [followed] in many nations of the world, including Australia, and the US. As the director, I am the prime author of the movie. I must have rights to th..
                 

Kamal Haasan on the Indian 2 incident: Can hardly express my trauma in words

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Accidents and mishaps on movie sets aren't new, but what happened recently on the sets of Indian 2 was both shocking and traumatic. A crane fell on the sets and it led to three deaths and over 12 injuries. And lead actor Kamal Haasan couldn't keep quiet after the mishap. He wrote a letter to Mr. Subaskaran, the Chairman and Founder of Lyca Productions. He wrote that the events that happened on the 19th of February continue to haunt. People with whom they were laughing and eating are no longer there. He also wrote he was only a few meters away from the spot where the accident occurred and escaped miraculously. Have a look at the letter right here: And taking to his Twitter account, he also wrote that the accident was the most horrific and he misses his three colleagues. The grief of the family who lest them would be manifold. Take a look: à®ÂŽà®¤à¯Âà®¤à®©à¯Âˆà®¯à¯Â‹ &agr..
                 

Ileana D'Cruz is back from the beaches and has a hilarious take on not being tanned

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It seems like yesterday when Ileana D'Cruz was chilling and giving all of us vacation goals. How could you miss her sizzling pictures and some fantastically beautiful pictures of the islands? She often travels alone and is surely proving to be a travel junkie. But now, the holiday has come to an end and she's back to the busy life of Bombay from the breathtaking beauty of the beaches. And the first thing she does is share two Instagram stories with her fans and followers. The first one shows that she may not be on the beach but still feels the beach waves. Take a look: And the second Instagram story was hilarious. She wrote how she was trying to get tanned using filters as the beaches couldn't tan her. Have a look right here: It seems the actress is extremely fond of seas. Just last month, she posted a bewitching picture of herself and wrote- Need me some vitamin sea. Saw this?:       View this post on Instagram Need me some vitamin sea ðŸŒ&Acir..
                 

Salman Khan's Radhe: Your Most Wanted Bhai teaser to release on Holi

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With a release every Eid, Salman Khan's films have become something of an Eidi for his overzealous fans. While he has Radhe: Your Most Wanted Bhai lined up for this May, the superstar is hoping to make the most of the upcoming festival, Holi, too. mid-day has it that Khan will launch the teaser of the Prabhudheva-directed cop thriller on March 9. A trade source reveals, "Salman recently told Prabhudheva that he wants to release the first teaser on Holi. In doing so, he hopes to make a splash during the week, thus generating enough buzz around the actioner. Prabhudheva is known to be a quick operator — he is currently shooting the last leg of the Disha Patani-starrer in the mornings, and supervising the edit in the evenings. The director will give shape to the promotional material by next week, after which Salman will have a look at it and give his feedback, in time for the teaser to drop online on Monday." The one-minute teaser will give a glimpse of Khan's look as an undercover ..
                 

Hitlist Web Awards | Shweta Tripathi: Biswa Kalyan Rath wrote script for woh Masaan wali ladki

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Thrilled as she is to have struck gold with web offerings, Shweta Tripathi Sharma has little patience for those who bracket her as a digital star. "There are a lot of things I like about the web — it's not [restricted] to one Friday; its reach is wide. The problem is that the industry brackets people as digital star or mainstream star. Thankfully, this is [being] shattered now. A brilliant actor is just a brilliant actor," says Tripathi, who has Mirzapur and Laakhon Mein Ek on her résumé. Her sincere performance in the second season of Laakhon Mein Ek has earned her a nomination for Best Actor (Female) at the upcoming mid-day and Radio City Hitlist Web Awards. In a country where the medical profession is considered among the most lucrative, Biswa Kalyan Rath's show delves deep into the issues that young doctors face. "There has been a lack of correct representation of doctors on screen, which this show hoped to rectify." As part of her prep, Tripathi met several doc..
                 

Telly tattle: When Alka Yagnik, Kumar Sanu, and Udit Narayan touched Zaid Ali's feet

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Judges of Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Li'l Champs season 8, Alka Yagnik, Kumar Sanu, and Udit Narayan were so impressed with contestant Zaid Ali's performance that they touched his feet. The judges believe that Ali is meant for great things. this truly a shining moment for any aspiring singer. Now, given he has managed such an incredible feat so early in his career, it doesn't really matter if he wins the show or not, he has already won the hearts of three singing legends.  Ready to be a dad During the trailer launch of ALTBalaji and Zee5's Mentalhood, Dino Morea, who plays a single dad in the series, said that he now understands the dynamics of parenthood and is keen to be one. "I am ready to date single moms too," he quipped. Starring Karisma Kapoor in the lead, the show will premiere on ALT Balaji on March 11.  Family plan Muskaan Kataria, who was last seen in Nach Baliye, has moved to Mumbai along with her parents. She says, "When I began getting offers, it made sense to move, but b..
                 

Daniel Radcliffe wished Sanya Malhotra a happy birthday and she couldn't keep calm!

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The line between Hollywood and Bollywood is blurring over the years, especially after a lot of Bollywood stars have begun working in Hollywood and a lot of Hollywood stars have stepped into the land of Bollywood. Sanya Malhotra joins the bandwagon and accompanying the birthday girl of today is the global hysteria- Daniel Radcliffe, the boy we all know as Harry Porter. But there's a difference! A friend of Sanya took to his Instagram account and shared a story where Radcliffe could be seen wishing the Dangal and Badhaai Ho star a happy birthday. And she couldn't contain her excitement and shared the story on her Instagram, with an emoji of another sensational character from Harry Porter- Dumbledore. Have a look right here: Well, this may have surely made 2020 the most special year of her life, and of course, the most special birthday wish from a special friend. But the actress would have a working birthday and partying and chilling don't seem to be the plan. Talking about it, she said,..
                 

Netizens decide to boycott Karan Johar's Takht because of this tweet!

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Karan Johar's upcoming film Takht has come in the line of fire after writer Hussain Haidry shared a controversial tweet about Hindus. The hashtag #BoycottTakht began trending, with netizens slamming Haidry for allegedly defaming Hindus. While his account has apparently been suspended, screen-shots doing the rounds on Twitter suggest he used words like Hindu terrorists in his tweets. Agitated fans have directed their tweets to Johar, urging him to remove Haidry from the team, failing which they would boycott the drama. It is suggested that this isn't the first time that Haidry has posted controversial tweets.  Take a look at his tweet right here first: The reactions were scathing, to say the least, one user wrote that with no response, they are certainly going to boycott Takht. He also wrote that most of the Bollywood movies always show Muslims as being a victim but this kind of hinduphobic guy was one notch up. Take a look: Dear @karanjohar Just wanted to your stand on this twee..
                 

Adaa Khan on Khatron Ke Khiladi 10: During a task, a cockroach lodged inside my ear

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Known for her negative roles on TV, Adaa Khan makes her reality show debut with the Rohit Shetty-hosted venture, Fear Factor Khatron Ke Khiladi. The actor talks to mid-day about surviving the stunt-based show through sheer will power, and shopping in Bulgaria. Edited excerpts from the interview. Tell us about your Khatron Ke Khiladi stint in Bulgaria. I had recently wrapped up my previous show, Sitara. Despite being ill, I came on board Khatron Ke Khiladi as I have always wanted to be part of it. My family was not too keen, but I was adamant on doing the show. I wanted to test my will power. Did the show help you overcome any phobia? While I don't have a phobia per se, cockroaches always scared me. I would scream if I found one in my vanity van or room. On the show, I have dealt with cockroaches and rats. I never knew I had it in me to do it. The series is designed to wear the contestants down, physically and mentally. We used to shoot from morning till 2 am, only to wake up again at 7..
                 

Make your travel comfortable like Madhuri Dixit; shop here

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Madhuri Dixit Nene and her husband Shriram Nene was spotted at a popular restaurant in Bandra, Mumbai. The couple were out for a lunch date. Madhuri Dixit Nene looked beautiful in her Indo-western attire as she stepped out from the restaurant in Bandra. To complete her attire she opted for a trendy grey handbag. The handbag enhanced her look and captured the attention of the paparazzi. We have identified classy and trendy handbags from the Amazon store that can help you upgrade your fashion wardrobe. So pick your favourite bag now at affordable prices and amp your style quotient in just a few clicks. Here's a list of four stunning handbags: Women's Hand-Held Bag Look uber stylish and trendy by wearing this handbag and wallet for women from Women's Mark. Made from polyurethane (pu), this handbag is capacious and perfect for keeping your everyday essentials. The bag has a beautiful design and is cream in colour. Pair this bag with casuals of your liking to look smart. Women Marks W..
                 

Dabboo Ratnani hits back in plagiarism row with a picture!

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After netizens accused Dabboo Ratnani of plagiarism, suggesting that he had mimicked international photographer Marie Barsch's concept to recreate it with Kiara Advani, the Indian photographer hit back. Users had made a collage of Advani's photograph, and Barsch's picture to showcase the similarities between them. The collage was also reportedly shared by Barsch on her Instagram story with the caption: "I just leave that here." However, Ratnani was quick to pull out from his archives an image of Tabu that bore resemblance to both the snaps. "Beautiful @tabutiful for #dabbooratnanicalendar 2002 #lovenature This timeless & mesmerising shot of Tabu was taken in the year 2001 and it featured in my calendar in the year 2002. There's been a lil noise about @kiaraaliaadvani 's breathtaking 2020 calendar shot with leaf ! Guess if I can reuse my camera, I can definitely repeat my own concept ! & if at all that doesn't go well with trolls, then I admit to plagiarising MY OWN SELF #love..
                 

15th Blenders Pride Fashion Tour: Priyanka Chopra pays homage to late fashion designer Wendell Rodricks

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Actress Priyanka Chopra Jonas, who walked the ramp at the 15th Blenders Pride Fashion Tour, paid her tribute to late fashion designer Wendell Rodricks by saying that he was the pioneer and a visionary of Indian fashion and he forever will be missed. Priyanka Chopra: Picture Courtesy/Ashish Raje "It's only apt on a night like this, in the presence of so many luminaries from the Indian fashion industry that we remember Wendell Rodricks. He was the pioneer, he was a visionary of Indian fashion and he will always and forever be missed," said Priyanka. Rodricks was reportedly scheduled to showcase his work at the fashion event. The hour-long event kickstarted with Priyanka, a brand representative for Blenders Pride, walking the ramp. The models then walked the ramp and showcased the latest in Indian fashion by honouring the event's theme The Pride Of India, which aimed to portray the blending of Indian cultures. Priyanka Chopra: Picture Courtesy/Ashish Raje Sharing her feeling being a part ..
                 

Telly tattle: Ssharad Malhotra holidays in Romania, Mansi Srivastava joins Vidya

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Ssharad Malhotra, who tied the knot in April 2019, took off for a trip to Romania sans wife Ripci Bhatia. The actor says she did not mind as once in a while it's good to travel alone and discover yourself. "I visited Bucharest and Brasov. I love visiting museums and art galleries. Romania had lots to offer. The place was freezing, but the people are warm and hospitable," he says. Malhotra also did a photo shoot with a local photographer. Sharad loved the natives there as well. "Considering the temperature had dipped to -5°c, the Romanians were still very hospitable and warm people. I made some local friends too and it was such an enriching and endearing experience to understand and see the local Romanian culture," he says. In fact, the actor got a special photoshoot done as well. "Fortunately, I also connected with one of their amazingly talented photographers and we spontaneously managed to get a photoshoot in no time. It was super fun shooting in freezing temperatures something I..
                 

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Telly tattle: Elnaaz Norouzi, Bhagyashree, Sanya Malhotra and Radhika Apte travel to Dubai for this reason!

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Elnaaz Norouzi, Bhumika Chawla, Bhagyashree, Sanya Malhotra and Radhika Apte jetted off to Dubai for an art event. Making the most of the glitzy gala, the women upped their sartorial style. While Bhagyashree preferred the six yards, Norouzi and Apte stepped out in identical colours — red. Thankfully, there was no red carpet. Though they have not collaborated on any project, it was refreshing to see them bond over fashion and art. Bhagyashree's actor son Abhimanyu Dassani wondered what his mother and Malhotra spoke about. For the uninitiated, Bhagyashree is gearing up for a grand historical with Baahubali star Prabhas, and fans cannot wait! Triple offering Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai and Yeh Rishtey Hain Pyaar Ke producer Rajan Shahi is coming up with a new show Anupamaa, which is the remake of the Bengali serial, Sreemoyee. It marks his hattrick on the same channel. Shahi makes sure his mother Deepa, who is his lucky mascot, is always present at the launch of his shows. The titul..
                 

Sonic the Hedgehog Movie Review: Unwieldly gamey adventure

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Sonic the HedgehogU/A: Action, Adventure, ComedyCast: Ben Schwartz, James Marsden, Jim Carrey, Tika Sumpter, Lee Majdoub, Frank C. Turner, Adam Pally, Natasha RothwellDirector: Jeff FowlerRating: This passably humourous live-action animation film just about rekindles nostalgic affection for the 70's Japanese Sega 16 bit game – and that too if you are well-versed with the game yourself. Mind you, this is no 'Who Framed Roger Rabbit?' -considered the gold standard for live-action animation flicks. Sonic the Hedgehog tells the story of the world's speediest hedgehog( voiced by Ben Schwartz) whose speed power in the wrong hands could spell trouble for the world. In this film Sonic teams up with his hard-won, new best friend, small-town cop, Tom Wachowski (James Marsden) to defend the planet from the evil genius Dr. Robotnik (Jim Carrey in yet another rubbery avatar) and his plans for world domination. The silly conceit of having to retrieve a pouch of gold rings that open portals to ..
                 

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Amazon Bestseller: Swing Trading With Technical Analysis - Ravi Patel

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Thappad Movie Review: Slightly stretched, but such subtle, engaging 'anubhav'

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ThappadU; DramaDirector: Anubhav Sushila SinhaCast: Taapsee Pannu, Pavail GulatiRating:  There is something about a film named Thappad (which you're aware is what it is centred on), that right from the first frame, the anticipation of that titular slap starts to haunt you. Even while everything looks hunky-dory on screen. What you're equally mindful of is the fact that this is after all a picture on 'domestic violence'. Let me tell you what most movies on that subject have ended up being, in their single-mindedness of shining a spotlight on that, and similar issues — deeply depressing. Rather rightly so. But eventually coming across as what you'd call the exploitative 'fem-jep' movie — about females in jeopardy, with an underlying hint of a knight in shining armour, eventually protecting the female, from the wrath of an altogether villainous male, or a male-dominated society, as it were. Striking subtle, patiently engaging, Thappad, that first frame onwards, is none of..
                 

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Telly tattle: When Rahil Azam shot near a burning pyre for a sequence

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Rahil Azam shot near a burning pyre for a sequence in Dil Jaise Dhadhke...Dhadakne Do. The actor, who plays Devguru on the show, says, "It was a difficult and dangerous shoot due to the heat and flowing embers. The shoot went on for more than six hours." Azam does not believe in body doubles. "I have always believed in performing stunts on my own, whether it is jumping out from the car, or shooting bare body for this fire scene." Well, actors are known to go the extra mile for their roles, and he has done the same to ensure he does justice to his character. 15 and counting Dheeraj Dhoopar, who is seen in Kundali Bhagya, won the Best Actor award at a recent awards gala. This is his 15th honour for playing Karan Luthra on Ekta Kapoor's show. He has been part of the drama since 2017. "Winning awards is an appreciation of the hard work that I have put in. It feels special holding the trophy. I feel blessed that people are noticing and supporting my work," says Dhoopar, who also hosted Dan..
                 

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Mira Rajput had a romantic wish for hubby Shahid Kapoor on his birthday!

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Shahid Kapoor and Mira Rajput happen to be one of the most stunning and stylish couples in Bollywood. Every time they step out, they always establish fashion goals. And given it's the age of social media, they have to shower love for each other on Instagram as well. And that's exactly what happened when the Kabir Singh actor turned 39. Taking to her Instagram, Mira wished the love of her life a happy birthday on February 25. It was a lovely selfie and the couple looked too cute as it always does. Take a look: How did Cupid strike the two of them? Well, if you remember, Kapoor had spilled the beans on everything and even said that he thought he and Mira would not even last for 15 minutes. And now, they have been going strong for the last four years and more. They tied the knot on July 7, 2015, and are blessed with two children, Zain and Misha. Mira, in fact, keeps sharing some innocuous and intense pictures of her hubby and we are sure you must have seen most of them. One of the best o..
                 

Disha Patani's song in Tiger Shroff's next Baaghi 3

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If the past few months are testimony, cinephiles were certainly eager to see Disha Patani feature in Tiger Shroff and Shraddha Kapoor's upcoming actioner Baaghi 3. While it was initially suggested that Patani would play a cameo in the film, rumour mills later indicated that she would feature alongside Shroff in the remake of Dus Bahane. While both suggestions turned out to be inaccurate, Patani confirms to mid-day that she will be seen in the Ahmed Khan film in a special track titled Do you. "It is a song that will certainly get one grooving. When I heard it for the first time, I was excited. I've never attempted this specific style of dance before. It was challenging, but I enjoyed shooting for it. Adil sir [Shaikh, choreographer] has shot it well, and Ahmed sir ensured I look my best. I hope audiences love it," Patani says. Composed by Tanishk Bagchi, and rendered by Nikhita Gandhi, the track is a remake of British record producer TroyBoi's Do you. Apart from the hook line, the rest..
                 

See Photos: Malaika Arora attends India's Best Dancer launch

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After the roaring success of Super Dancer – a dance reality platform for kids, Sony Entertainment Television presents India's Best Dancer, a platform for dancers between the age group of 15 – 30 years. Industry's best and most proficient names in the field of dancing, Malaika Arora, Geeta Kapur and Terence Lewis will helm the mantle as judges of the show and will leave no stone unturned to pick the finest talent and challenge them week on week reiterating what the show stands for – Jab Tak Best Nahi, Tab Tak Rest Nahi. The show marks the comeback of ace choreographer Terence Lewis on television as a judge after 8 years. Hosted by the impeccable duo Bharti Singh and Harsh Limbachiyaa, India's Best Dancer premieres on February 29 and will air every Sat-Sun at 8:00 pm only on Sony Entertainment Television. Produced by Frames Production Company, India's Best Dancer will showcase the journey of some of the best talent who, with their solo performances, will compete to wi..
                 

Mr. India Reboot: Are Anil Kapoor and Boney Kapoor on the same page? Sonam Kapoor states!

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Sonam K Ahuja has expressed her displeasure over father Anil Kapoor being kept in the dark about the remake of Mr. India. Recently, responding to a Twitter user, Sonam stated that a discussion with uncle Boney, who had produced the original, had ensued, and alluded that the entire family was uncertain about the development. As it was pointed out to Sonam by Mid-day reporter Mohar Basu, this newspaper had reached out to Boney ahead of reporting the story on February 17. The reporter had even previously reached out to Anil's team and was told that he didn't wish to respond just yet. It is yet to be known whether a discussion on the remake had ensued between the brothers and if Boney was aware of the next edition, well in advance! An article on Twitter asked the actress to check her privilege and she responded that it was hilarious, take a look: Vindictive no? It's hilarious... https://t.co/BrjgekU9Tc — Sonam K Ahuja (@sonamakapoor) February 24, 2020 And Mohar also had this to say..
                 

Daniel Radcliffe wishes Sanya Malhotra a happy birthday and this is how she reacted!

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The line between Hollywood and Bollywood is blurring over the years, especially after a lot of Bollywood stars have begun working in Hollywood and a lot of Hollywood stars have stepped into the land of Bollywood. Sanya Malhotra joins the bandwagon and accompanying the birthday girl of today is the global hysteria- Daniel Radcliffe, the boy we all know as Harry Potter. But there's a difference! A friend of Sanya took to his Instagram account and shared a story where Radcliffe could be seen wishing the Dangal and Badhaai Ho star a happy birthday. And she couldn't contain her excitement and shared the story on her Instagram, with an emoji of another sensational character from JK Rowling's books -- Hagrid. Have a look right here: Well, this may have surely made 2020 the most special year of her life, and of course, the most special birthday wish from a special friend. But the actress would have a working birthday and partying and chilling don't seem to be the plan. Talking about it, she s..
                 

Ileana D'Cruz is holidaying in the amazing Andaman Islands and we are jealous!

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Ileana D'Cruz loves to travel the most in Bollywood it seems. And we are not saying this, her Instagram account is. There's hardly anyone who travels as much as she does. And her latest destination is the gorgeous Andaman and Nicobar Islands. Have you seen her Instagram stories yet? Well, there are lots of them and she has given us a glimpse of her pictures and the pictures of the breathtaking beauty of the islands. The first story is a normal click and it seems it was a candid shot. Take a look: The next one was a gorgeous shot that could sink anyone in its beauty. And even she wrote- Shush a bit while I take this in. Well, let's not disturb the actress as she's enjoying the lusciousness of the island. Let's move on to her next story. In case you're wondering, she's holidaying in the Havelock Islands, Andamans, and this Instagram story doesn't deserve to be looked with an empty stomach as she shares her meal. Want to have a bite? And lastly, she could be seen chilling and relaxing ..
                 

Navjot Gulati on web show Happily Ever After: Wedding with a twist

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The perfect culmination to one's love story, the big wedding day is all sunshine and roses. Or at least, that's what Bollywood movies and Indian television shows would have you believe. But, with his maiden digital outing Happily Ever After, director Navjot Gulati showcases how the lead-up to the wedding day can be as exacting as it can be exciting. The show revolves around a couple, portrayed by Naveen Kasturia and Harshita Gaur, who plan a destination wedding and resolve against seeking monetary help from their parents. "[As they begin planning their wedding], they face a lot of obstacles — be it due to their finances or family's [disapproval]," says Gulati, adding that the February 1 release will be narrated across two timelines. "The other [timeline] delves into their relationship, and traces how they eventually decide to get married." Navjot Gulati Considering his offering is set against the backdrop of a wedding, it reminds one of the luminous Made in Heaven. Aware of the p..
                 

B-town buzz: Time for Shekhar Kapur to take the legal route against the Mr. India reboot?

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Shekhar Kapur isn't willing to hang up his boots after merely making evident his displeasure over being kept in the dark about the remake of Mr. India. After Sonam Kapoor criticised the move, Kapur, who helmed the iconic film, suggested he may take legal action against the makers of Ali Abbas Zafar's directorial venture. When director Kunal Kohli suggested Kapur explore a legal route, he responded: "Yes. It's time to test this legally. Let's do it." Sonam Kapoor also tweeted a few days ago how her father and the original Mr. India, Anil Kapoor, had no idea this reboot was in the works. Zafar hasn't commented on it till now. Take a look at Kohli and Kapur's tweets right here: @Javedakhtarjadu won a hard fought battle for the rights of lyricists & writers. Its time we did the same? — kunal kohli (@kunalkohli) February 22, 2020 Yes. It’s time to test this legally .. let’s do it .. https://t.co/b0GXWYWvks — Shekhar Kapur (@shekharkapur) February 22, 2020 Lots..
                 

Svati Bhatkal: Shouldn't have a judgmental gaze

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Rubaru Roshni director Svati Chakravarty Bhatkal admits she found her protagonists' stories of forgiveness as "unbelievable" as viewers did. A documentary film revolving around murders, and the ability of the loved ones of the deceased to forgive the killers, was something she was certain she wanted to present to the audience. "I read a few stories in news reports, and reached out to the journalists, who helped me with the required [phone] numbers. Once I started calling and meeting people, I realised that there was something deep here. Initially, I took permission to film them on a handy-cam. Some of them were reluctant. I assured them that if they wanted to pull the plug anytime, they could," says Bhatkal, whose offering has been nominated in the Best Web Film category in the upcoming mid-day and Radio City Hitlist Web Awards. Giving a platform to individuals who have committed crimes can invite the wrath of viewers, but the director points out that not one of the 23 million who watc..
                 

Was Dabboo Ratnani's calendar shoot with Kiara Advani plagiarised?

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Kiara Advani and Dabboo Ratnani have been creating a lot of buzz on social media ever since they united for the latter's calendar shoot. It was sensational and surely titillating, but it seems it was also plagiarised. Yes, a user has taken notice of the similarities between this photo-shoot and an international one and even shared it on his Instagram account. He bifurcated the pictures and wrote- "Credits 1st shot:- Marieb Photography, post production: 2nd COPY shot:- most famous Indian celebrity Photographer." (sic). Take a look right here:       View this post on Instagram Credits 1st shot :- @marieb.photography , post production : @dgtlcraft_postproduction 2nd COPY shot :- most famous Indian celebrity Photographer @dabbooratnani . . . #photographer #photography #meme #memes #jokes #joke #laugh #funnymemes #funny #instagram #tiktok #photographymemes #maibhisadakchap #nustaharamkhor #photokatamasha #shotzhala #nvedi #mumbai #indianphotography #india #coi #moodygrams..