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Arjun Rampal shares heart-touching photo of his adorable newborn son

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On Tuesday, Arjun Rampal shared a photo of his newborn son on his Instagram account. The actor took to his Instagram account to share a glimpse of his child. In the picture, you can see the baby holding dad's fingers, and Rampal can't get enough of this warm fuzzy feeling. He shared the picture and captioned it: "Uffff..." with a bunch of heart emojis. Arjun Rampal welcomed a baby boy with girlfriend Gabriella Demetriades on Thursday, July 18, 2019, at Khar's Hinduja Hospital in Mumbai. Take a look at the picture here: Well, this isn't the baby's first glimpse. A few days ago, Gabriella had also shared a photo of Arjun Rampal holding the newborn in his arms.  Reportedly, Gabriella had a C-section delivery and she also posted a selfie from the hospital bed, where she looked fresh and radiant. She captioned her picture as "Needed a change." In an interaction with mid-day, Gabriella revealed that they haven't thought about any name for their bundle of joy and are still thinkin..
                 

Happy birthday Daniel Radcliffe: 10 interesting facts about the 'Harry Potter' star

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The British actor Daniel Radcliffe became an overnight star by playing Harry Potter in the film adaptations of JK Rowling's books. But put aside his signature character, how well do you know the English actor? From 'The Simpsons' to his connection to Charles Dickens, we dig up 10 interesting facts about the blue-eyed star as he turns 30 today. 1. Daniel Radcliffe wanted to act since he was 5 years old and he made his screen debut at the age of 10 in BBC One's TV adaptation of the Charles Dickens novel 'David Copperfield', portraying the titular character as a young boy. Daniel Radcliffe in a still from 'David Copperfield'. Pic/YouTube 2. 'Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone' (2001) was not Daniel Radcliffe's first film. He made his Hollywood debut in 'The Tailor of Panama', a 2001 film based on John le Carré's 1996 spy novel. Daniel Radcliffe in a still from his film debut 'The Tailor of Panama'. Pic/YouTube 3. Wondering how Daniel Radcliffe landed the part of Harry Potter?..
                 

Nach Baliye 9 Review: Cheesy, dramatic with promise of some stellar dances

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Nach Baliye 9Cast: Urvashi Dholakia, Anuj Sachdeva, Prince Narula, Aly Goni, Babita PhogatRating: Reality shows are a bottomless pit of drama, and Nach Baliye 9 promises to have more than its fair share of it. This year's theme — former lovers battling it out with real-life couples for the trophy — is a clear indicator that dance is secondary; instead, the makers are hoping to cash in on the drama of doomed relationships. Producer Salman Khan was strategically brought in, in the first two episodes to grab eyeballs. Nach Baliye 9 opened with much fanfare over the weekend. If nine couples claimed to be in love, three declared that it was over between them for good. While Urvashi Dholakia and Anuj Sachdeva are a closed chapter, sparks continue to fly between Aly Goni and Natasa Stankovic. Exes Vishal Aditya Singh and Madhurima Tuli can't see eye-to-eye, so expect plenty of melodrama from them. Also Read: Nach Baliye 9: Shrenu Parikh slaps Rahul Mahajan at show's rehearsal..
                 

Typewriter Web Review: Desi Stranger Things gets a few things right

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TypewriterOn: NetflixDir: Sujoy GhoshCast: Palomi Ghosh, Purab Kohli, Aarna SharmaRating: In his early interviews, Sujoy Ghosh often stated that he is inspired by JK Rowling, Enid Blyton and Stephen King, who use children to solve a crime. Cut to present — the filmmaker, in his digital debut, gives us his own version of a horror story that is part Blyton, part Stranger Things, but has Ghosh's stamp nonetheless. The series revolves around four mischievous kids in Goa, who form a ghost club inspired by the late Madhav Matthews' seminal book, The Ghost Of Sultanpore. Their only wish — to witness a ghost. They are in luck as a new family moves into Bardez Villa, which is believed to be haunted. The new owner, Jenny (Palomi Ghosh), is the granddaughter of Madhav who had died under mysterious circumstances in the villa. No sooner does the family set foot in the house than unnatural deaths begin to occur in the town. Also Read: Abhishek Banerjee joins Sujoy Ghosh's hunt for g..
                 

Vidya Balan on making debut as a producer: Powerful story called out to me

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She may be busy promoting her next, Mission Mangal, and giving shape to her web series on former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi, but Vidya Balan has managed to squeeze another project in her date diary. mid-day has learnt that the actor has joined hands with good friend and producer Ronnie Screwvala for a short film titled Natkhat. So moved was Balan by the social drama — which exposes the rape culture in India — that she decided to back it as well. A source close to the film reveals, "The short film has been co-written and directed by Shaan Vyas, who has produced acclaimed films like Masaan (2015) and Shahid (2012), and is a festival regular. With Vidya at the centre of the proceedings, the story depicts how parenting can play a key role in abolishing gender inequality and rape culture. While Shaan was keen that Vidya play the lead, he was in for a surprise as the actor readily came on board as a producer. The film is currently on the editing table and is likely to be releas..
                 

B-town Buzz: Hindi remake of Jigarthanda in pipeline; Shreyas plays an AIDS patient

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Abhishek Chaubey is all set to helm the Hindi remake of Karthik Subbaraj's Tamil film Jigarthanda (2014), which featured Siddharth and Lakshmi Menon. Producer Sajid Nadiadwala has acquired the rights of the gangster comedy. Scripting is currently underway. Earlier, there was speculation that Ajay Devgn was planning a remake but the project did not take off. Shreyas plays an AIDS patient Shreyas Porus Pardiwalla Having made his debut with Yaariyan followed by the ambitious romantic, Sanam Re, Shreyas Porus Pardiwalla is set to spring a huge surprise on the audience and his fans with his next offering, an emotional drama. The film touched on the subject of AIDS is inspired by a real incident. The movie follows one particularly horny kid, as he moves around his privileged Delhi social circles, trying to get laid. Little does he know that he is HIV positive. Without revealing much about the film, Shreyas says, "It's a great opportunity to work with talented makers, touted as one of th..
                 

B-town buzz: Fatima Sana Shaikh's holidaying in Macao; Rajeev Khandelwal's back!

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A time to chill Fatima Sana Shaikh attended a stage production, The House of Dancing Water, written and directed by Franco Dragone, in Macao. Impressed with the performance, she posed for a keepsake photograph with the cast. The actor, who has completed shooting for Anurag Basu's next, is currently holidaying in Macao. She has been doing all the touristy stuff. Shaikh found the gondola ride to be a fun experience. Apart from sightseeing, the Dangal (2016) girl has been relishing the local fare. Check out some photos of Fatima Sana Shaikh's Macao diaries here:       View this post on Instagram Enjoyed a delicious and authentic Chinese meal at the Michelin Star restaurant Wing Lei #macaomoments #wowmacao A post shared by Fatima Sana Shaikh (@fatimasanashaikh) onJul 19, 2019 at 8:02pm PDT       View this post on Instagram Outfit - @houseofmasaba Shades - @vijayopticsin @andywolfofficial Styled by - @rashimorbia @stylebyami Assisted by - @namrata_h..
                 

Kriti Sanon: It was all action and reaction between Diljit Dosanjh and me

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"I go with my gut," says Kriti Sanon who is on a high after the success of her last film Luka Chuppi. Sanon, 28, in an exclusive interview with mid-day talks about what gives her the confidence to make risky choices, changing the notion of being an unbankable star, working with Diljit Dosanjh in the cop movie Arjun Patiala and more. Edited excerpts from the interview How do you align your sensibilities with an over-the-top film like Arjun Patiala?Shah Rukh [Khan] had told me [during Dilwale], 'You need to adjust yourself to the world of a film. Every movie has a different flavour and an actor needs to mould himself to that world'. Arjun Patiala is not entirely over-the-top. Every scene can become a cliché; the idea is to think differently. During a rain sequence, I am wearing a white sari and it's a banal scene. Since we were aware of that, we decided to take it a notch higher by adding some fun elements. At times, it is difficult to perform these scenes compared to something th..
                 

Nach Baliye 9: Names of first five participating jodis revealed!

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Ever since the announcement of the dance-based reality show Nach Baliye 9 was made, fans have been excited as they anticipated the participant list. After revealing a few promos here and there, the makers of Nach Baliye 9 have officially announced the list of the first five contestants, who'll be shaking a leg on this dance show. The first pair announced by the makers were Shraddha Arya and Alam Makkar. Kundali Bhagya fame, Shraddha has been dating Alam for six months now and they think that this show will help them spend more time together.  The second pair belongs from the field of sports - Babita Phogat, known as the Dangal girl, as the film was based on the Phogat sisters. Babita will be seen with Vivek Suhag in this dance show and through this Babita thinks that she'll get to know Vivek better. The third pair is Urvashi Dholakia and Anuj Sachdev. Dholakia is known as Komolika from Ekta Kapoor's show, Kasautii Zindagii Kay, and dated Anuj for four years. Urvashi said that sh..
                 

Nach Baliye 9: Maniesh Paul makes grand entry to host the show with Salman Khan

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When it comes to hosting, none can beat the 'Sultan of stage' aka Maniesh Paul. The versatile actor-host, who was last seen anchoring Indian Idol, is back on stage as the host of the ninth season of Nach Baliye. This is the first time, Maniesh, who enjoys immense popularity on television, will be seen hosting Nach Baliye. On the grand premiere of the popular dance reality show, Maniesh was introduced by the show's producer - Salman Khan. The host also made a grand and unique entry on the show.  That's not all, apart from the contestants, Maniesh also danced on a song called – 'Machayenge', and made a jaw-dropping aerial entry. While Maniesh's performance earned him thunderous applause from all, show's producer Salman Khan was also mighty impressed by his act. A source from the sets said, "Maniesh was literally like a dynamite during the shooting of the premiere episode of Nach Baliye. He was not only witty and funny as usual but also did a kick-ass performance. His ti..
                 

Malaika Arora lives life queen size; vacations in Maldives once again

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Malaika Arora is back to the Maldives and she is a true example of how to live life queen size. The actress and her friends, Ekta Oberoi and a few others are currently vacationing at the picturesque island of Maldives. Malaika has shared some exotic pictures from the vacation on her Instagram account. Her first picture had a view from her beach resort. She captioned the picture as: "Back in paradise.. #maldives (sic)" Take a look: Her second picture was that of a private jet in which Malaika and her entourage travelled to the Maldives.  They were also seen chilling on a raft amidst the ocean with their air vehicle hooked onto it. Malaika Arora shared the picture and wrote: "Feels like we r marooned (sic)" Celebrity photographer Rohan Shrestha is also a part of this luxurious trip to the Maldives. Malaika's manager Ekta Oberoi is also on the trip and even she shared some pictures from this tour. Accompanying them is also a travel magazine's editor. It was in the month of May tha..
                 

Priyanka Chopra wants to Make In India

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Work on Priyanka Chopra Jonas and Mindy Kaling's untitled wedding comedy is moving at a brisk pace. While Poorna Jagannathan has joined the cast of the Netflix original film, buzz is that closer home, Chopra has hired three casting agencies to finalise 20 Indian actors for supporting roles in the movie. Poorna Jagannatha An actor, vying for a part, reveals, "Since the film is a cross-cultural comedy, it requires characters that depict the diversity of India. The story has been written such that they are not cardboard characters; instead it delves deep into the ethnicity of each character. There are few key roles for which they are essentially seeking Tamil actors." Mindy Kaling Since Chopra is a co-producer on the project, her team at Purple Pebble is shouldering the line production work in India. "The team is closely working with the three well-known casting directors to zero in on the artistes. The production team will fly down to India post-October to conduct an extensive recce befo..
                 

10th Jagran Film Festival Delhi: A quick recap of Day 1

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The 10th Jagran Film Festival commenced with the inauguration by Minister of Information and Broadcasting Mr. Prakash Javadekar. Notable film personalities like Anil Kapoor, Farah Khan, Adil Hussain, Shobu Yarlagadda, Ketan Mehta and renowned film critic Rajeev Masand along with other dignitaries were also present at the inaugural ceremony. The first day of the film festival started with Cinema Summit session 1 on Future of Cinema…Breaking Language Barriers in Indian Cinema with Shobu Yarlagadda and Ketan Mehta. Followed by Cinema Summit session 2 on Changing Landscape of Bollywood with Farah Khan and in-conversation of Indian Retrospective with Anil Kapoor. All the panel discussions were moderated by film critic Rajeev Masand.  World Premiere of 'Ghawre Bairey Aaj' directed by Aparna Sen, was screened as the Opening Film of 10th Jagran Film Festival. The Festival showcased several World and India premier, feature films, short movies/documentaries on the first da..
                 

Jhootha Kahin Ka Movie Review: Age-old cliches sink this boat

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Jhootha Kahin Ka U/A: Comedy-drama Dir: Smeep Kang Cast: Rishi Kapoor, Omkar Kapoor, Sunny Singh Rating:  Jhootha Kahin Ka lives up to its title. Described as a rom-com, the film is anything but that. Replete with inane humour, the movie barely inspires a chuckle. Apparently, an assortment of stereotypical characters, a dash of one-liners and songs thrown in at regular intervals is enough to make a film today. There's no thought given to the sluggish pace at which it proceeds, and the outcome is predictable. There is a Mr Liar (Omkar Kapoor), who does not like to gloat about the web of deception he weaves. His buddy, Mr Helpful (Sunny Singh), is always around to rescue him from sticky situations. There's also a Ms Marry Me, whose only ambition is to get hitched to Mr Helpful. While the two are busy overcoming obstacles in their love story, Mr Liar gets hooked to a Ms Jhootha Chupai, and, in no time, walks down the altar. Needless to add, he has told a bunch of lies to his in-laws...
                 

Kriti Sanon on Panipat: Not much known about Parvati Bai

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Currently, in the midst of promoting her next, Arjun Patiala, Kriti Sanon admits she is yet to shake off the character of Parvati Bai from Panipat. Having wrapped up her portions in the Arjun Kapoor-starrer earlier this month, the actor describes it as one of her most challenging projects so far. She credits director Ashutosh Gowariker for guiding her through her career's first period drama that revolves around the Battle of Panipat. "My knowledge of history is terrible since I have never been fond of the subject. So for me, every word about the Battle of Panipat came from Ashu sir. Not too much is documented about Parvati Bai, so the character was built by Ashu sir in the way he visualised her. We had an amazing experience of finding the character," says Sanon. Ashutosh Gowariker and Kriti Sanon Also Read: Kriti Sanon: I have the fire in me to do a lot more, provided I get the opportunities Describing her first collaboration with Gowariker as an enriching experience, she counts h..
                 

Family of Thakurganj gets a rocking premiere!

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The makers of Jimmy Sheirgill-Mahie Gill starrer Family of Thakurganj held a premiere last night which was loved by one and all. The audience clearly lapped up the action thriller and the various twists and turns in the film kept them at the edge of their seats throughout. The entire cast including Saurabh Shukla, Nandish Singh, and Supriya Pilgaonkar, besides Jimmy and Mahie, was present at the premiere and were seen interacting with each other. Check out the pictures: Jimmy and Saurabh clearly get along like a house on fire and the dialogue-baazi between them was super. They have the audience in splits in no time. It was also amazing to see Mahie and Jimmy share the screen again after Saheb Biwi Aur Gangster. It is safe to say that their chemistry, that has always been great, has only improved with time. Family of Thakurganj has been produced by Ajay Kumar Singh under the banner of Lovely World Entertainment. The film also features Pawan Malhotra, Pranati Rai Prakash, Mukesh Tiwar..
                 

Telly Tattle: Salman Khan to rope in ex Sangeeta Bijlani for Nach Baliye?

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Is Salman Khan roping in ex-flame Sangeeta Bijlani to judge the upcoming season of Nach Baliye? The show, produced by Khan, features former lovers as contestants. So why can't Sallu have one of his exes on the show as well? The two were to get hitched in 1994. Wedding cards had been printed but Bijli decided to call it off as she felt Sallu was getting too close to Somy Ali! A matter of honour Patiala Babes actor Aniruddh Dave features in a tribute video that celebrates the valour of soldiers who took part in the Kargil war. The Tujhe Bhulega Na Tera Hindustan track has been composed to mark 20 years of the 1999 Kargil war. Dave is honoured to be part of the video, which features Amitabh Bachchan, Mary Kom, Salman Khan, Anupam Kher, Suniel Shetty, and Vicky Kaushal. His parents were teachers at army schools, so he has an old connect with Army personnel. Meal deal Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai and Kawach 2 actor Shirin Sewani makes her big screen debut in the Sonakshi Sinha-starrer Khand..
                 

Nach Baliye 9: Shrenu Parikh slaps Rahul Mahajan at show's rehearsals

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One of television's oldest dance reality show, Nach Baliye is coming up with its ninth season. This time, none other than but Salman Khan has taken the baton of this show on his shoulders. The actor is producing the show along with a unique concept where the exes are paired as one jodi and others are guest jodis. The makers are slowly but steadily releasing the list of the participants of this dance show. Urvashi Dholakia and Anuj Sachdeva were introduced through a special promo. Later, Anita Hassanandani and Shraddha Arya's promos were also released. There are already controversies regarding the story where Urvashi and Anuj sharing cold vibes, and a scuffle between Madhurima Tuli and Aditya Singh are all over the place.       View this post on Instagram Here's a glimpse of what's coming your way....ðŸÂ’ƒðŸ»ðŸ•ºðŸÂ&A..
                 

Sanjay Dutt on being a producer for Baba: Interesting to try something new

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Months after announcing his foray into production with Prasthanam, Sanjay Dutt has ventured into regional cinema with the Marathi offering, Baba. The actor says that it was an emotional decision to back the project as the Deepak Dobriyal starrer revolves around the deep bond between a father and son. "When I sat for the narration, I was sure that I wanted to produce this film, as I want to be associated with good subjects. It isn't a deliberate attempt to dedicate the film to my father [Sunil Dutt], but he was my rock. I believe that the first person a child looks up to is his father." The actor is fondly known as 'Baba' in Bollywood. Point this out to him, and he calls it a happy coincidence. "The credit goes to the director [Raj Gupta]. When they came to me, I was pleasantly surprised to hear the title." As he throws his weight behind regional fares, the star is also open to the idea of acting in them. "If something interesting comes my way, I wouldn't mind trying my hand. It's alway..
                 

War: Hrithik Roshan-Tiger Shroff fight to the 'Finnish'

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With two alpha males — Hrithik Roshan and Tiger Shroff — for leading men, director Siddharth Anand knew he would have to up the ante for action in War. Pulling out all stops, the filmmaker shot an elaborate car chase sequence featuring the two in Finland, thus making the Vaani Kapoor-starrer the first Bollywood movie to be filmed in the Arctic Circle. Knowing that few would be able to do justice to the larger-than-life sequence that he had in mind, Anand roped in Hollywood stunt director Paul Jennings, whose resume includes prestigious projects like The Dark Knight (2008), Jack Reacher (2012), San Andreas (2015) and Game Of Thrones, among others. The chase sequence shot in Finland A source tells mid-day, "Paul is the architect of this action segment. The crew had done a recce of the location six months before the sequence was shot there. Aware that performing stunts on ice can be tricky, Jennings and his team choreographed the stunts in a way that they were high on adrenal..
                 

Guru Purnima: Hrithik Roshan visits Patna, felicitates Anand Kumar and teachers

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On the day of Guru Purnima when the whole country reveres the teachers, Hrithik Roshan visited the town of 'Super 30' teacher Anand Kumar and met the teachers of the city. Anand Kumar especially went to receive the superstar at the airport, to mark the beginning of the tour. At the podium, Hrithik Roshan embraced Anand Kumar with a warm hug and felicitated him, calling him the most important teacher after felicitating all other teachers. Teachers from different schools of the city graced the gathering where the superstar felicitated teachers for their contribution to the education sector where he has always been vocal about how they are the nation-builders. Hrithik also touched Anand Kumar's feet during the press conference. Another highlight of the day was how Hrithik taught Anand Kumar his famous hook step from 'Kaho Naa Pyaar Hai'. Anand Kumar's teacher Bal Gangadhar was also present at the event, which made the afternoon even more special for all as 'Super 30' teacher and Hrithik,..
                 

Gauri Khan visits Mount Mary Church in Bandra with son AbRam; see photos

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It was a rare sight on Sunday to spot superstar Shah Rukh Khan's wife Gauri Khan with their little toddler, AbRam. The star wife was accompanied by son AbRam to the renowned Mount Mary church in Bandra for the Sunday mass. The church is at a hop, jump and skips distance from Shah Rukh's bungalow, Mannat.  Take a look at the pictures here:  AbRam looked relaxed in a blue printed T-Shirt with the slogan: "What happens at Nana's stays at Nana's". He teamed with shorts. Gauri also opted for causal vibes, sporting a black tee and capris. She had her hair tied back into a pony, and completed the look with sunglasses. After the mass, the mother-son duo also posed for pictures outside the church. AbRam is already a social media superstar, with a big fan base. Not just AbRam, his elder siblings Aryan Khan and Suhana Khan are also quite popular. Talking about the 53-year-old, despite his hectic schedule, he balances his personal and professional life. He is very active on social med..
                 

Leila actor Huma Qureshi: Auditioned on Friday, got offer on Tuesday

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The excitement in her voice is palpable as Huma Qureshi heads to Los Angeles to shoot for the upcoming Zack Snyder film, Army Of The Dead. If she has had a promising year with the Netflix series, Leila, the next two months will be just as significant as she shares screen space with Dave Bautista and Theo Rossi in the thriller. "I've always believed in growing, essaying different characters and having many experiences because they make you a better artiste. It's a great opportunity for me to explore such varied genres," she says, pointing to the diverse worlds that the Deepa Mehta show and the Snyder film belong to. Not many have the good fortune to make their Hollywood debut with the filmmaker, who is the brain behind superhero films like Justice League (2017) and Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice (2016). Admitting that a Hollywood outing was not on her radar, Qureshi is surprised at how swiftly things progressed during a chance visit to Los Angeles in May. Zack Snyder. Pic/AFP "I was..
                 

Love, in the time of honour killing

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Over the past few days, the country has been keenly following Sakshi Mishra, daughter of BJP MLA Rajesh Mishra, who alleged that her father and brother were threatening her with dire consequences for marrying Ajitesh, a Dalit. As the newly-married couple appealed to the Allahabad Court and the police for protection, writer Garima Wahal (one half of the successful writer duo Siddharth-Garima) says that the recent case is a prime example of how inter-caste marriage and honour killings continue to be a reality in the heartland of India. Congratulating Sakshi and Ajitesh for triumphing in the face of adversity, she points out that her next, Saale Aashiq, too showcases a young couple that revolts against honour killing. Writer duo Siddharth-Garima "The film's tagline is 'Tu killer toh main lover'. The love story revolves around a small-town software engineer couple who are on the run. After multiple near-death experiences at the hands of their kin, they eventually decide to turn the tables ..
                 

Alia Bhatt preps for Ooty schedule of Sadak 2

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Actor Alia Bhatt seems all geared up for the next schedule of her upcoming film Sadak 2. Keeping her fans updated about the filming of the movie, the Gully Boy actor shared the photo of a script on her Instagram Story. It seems that the shoot started in Ooty on July 12. Earlier, Alia recorded the scratch version for a song which will feature in the film. "It is a romantic number and comes at a crucial point in the film, so Bhatt sir is being meticulous about it. The final track will be recorded only after the unit returns from their Ooty schedule in August," a source had told ANI. The film, which is a remake of the 1991 blockbuster of the same name, will feature Alia and Aditya Roy Kapur in the pivotal character. The actors will share the screen space with Sanjay Dutt and Pooja Bhatt, lead actors of the original flick. While the plot of the upcoming film is yet to be disclosed, the original film was a romantic thriller and revolved around the life of a young man who falls in love with..
                 

Tusshar Kapoor: People think I've cut down on work because of fatherhood

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He is there, yet not there in Bollywood's scheme of things. Last seen in Golmaal Again (2017), Tusshar Kapoor's appearances on the big screen have been few of late. He recently took the digital route with sister Ekta Kapoor's ALTBalaji web show, Booo… Sabki Phategi. Kapoor says his absence from the big screen is not his doing. "I signed several films, but they never took off. There are a lot of factors at play and often an actor can do nothing about it. In one instance, the film was about to roll when certain issues cropped up just a day prior." Big decision Kapoor who became a dad to a baby boy, Laksshya, via surrogacy in 2016 says, "People think I have cut down on work because of fatherhood. But that's not the case. I am open to doing all kinds of films." Being part of the Golmaal franchise, the actor says there is this thought that he can only do similar roles. "But I have also done films like Khakee (2004) and Shootout In Lokhandwala (2007). In fact, my best performances hav..
                 

Badshah: Fear of rejection affects each of us

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Put him behind a mic and he will dole out a chartbuster. But Badshah confesses that he didn't feel as confident facing a camera until Khandaani Shafakhana came his way. After turning down several promising roles — including the one Vicky Kaushal played in Lust Stories (2018) and Diljit Dosanjh in Good News — the rapper is finally making his acting debut with the Sonakshi Sinha starrer. Ask him what kept him from the big screen for so long, and he admits, "The fear of rejection affects everyone. The trailer has received a positive response, which has inspired confidence in me. People love me for my music, and I hope they accept this side of me, too." A still from Khandaani Shafakhana Before reporting to the set on Day One, Badshah reveals that he sought the advice of good friend and singer-turned-actor Diljit Dosanjh. "His advice to me was 'Just be yourself'. I was like, 'Yeh kya bol raha hai?' But I understood this lesson after a week or so; I realised that you don't need t..
                 

Super 30 Movie Review: Certainly passes the test!

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Super 30U/A: Biography, dramaDir: Vikas BahlCast: Hrithik Roshan, Mrunal ThakurRating: This is what you would call a quintessentially 'Bollywood' film — nearly touching three hours; rather over-dramatic, and high-octane in its treatment. For, how else to justify the grandness and scale for superstar Hrithik Roshan's first outing in theatres, in close to a couple of years? On the face of it, Roshan may not even appear as the prime candidate to be cast as a deeply downtrodden, down-and-out mathematician from Patna, who somehow ekes out an existence selling papads on the street, despite a talent for numbers that can't take him too far, since he has no financial resources to pursue/build a career commensurate to his aptitude. Close your eyes, or match his picture with Anand Kumar, on whose life Super 30 is based. No, Roshan is not the guy you're likely to imagine in the part. Watching him on screen, you could have a quibble or two over whether his Bihari accent is instantly convincin..
                 

Pooja Banerjee redefines traditional meets modern India saree look

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B-town Buzz: Rakul Preet's dual character at work; Portugal honour for Imtiaz Ali

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After De De Pyaar De with Ajay Devgn, Rakul Preet Singh has now pinned her hopes on her Telugu film, Manmadhudu 2, which sees Nagarjuna as the co-star. The second teaser of the film released recently. It shows her in the two avatars of her character. She's a well-mannered girl at home, but once she steps out, she's a livewire. The unit currently wrapped up the shoot in Switzerland. Shooting with Nagarjuna was a learning as well as an enjoyable experience for her. Who laughed the loudest? Jimmy Sheirgill and Sunny Singh While shooting for Jhootha Kahin Ka, Jimmy Sheirgill and Sunny Singh could not stop cracking up while enacting a funny scene. Director Smeep Kang was keen on a deadpan delivery but the two were unable to control their laughter. Their antics also made the entire unit chuckle. Kang was forced to stop the shoot mid-way. It took a while for the actors to be ready for the shot again. Also Read: B-town buzz: Prabhas holds special screening, Sanjay Leela Bhansali to cast M..
                 

Amitabh Bachchan's birthday is new D-Day

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Amitabh Bachchan's Jhund may not be able to keep its September 20 date with the audience, but the film's team is hard at work, inching towards a new deadline. Even as the makers of the Nagraj Manjule-directed venture are eyeing a November weekend for release, the immediate plan is to release the trailer or music of the sports drama on October 11, as a tribute to the megastar who turns 77. Savita Raj Hiremath, who is producing the film along with Bhushan Kumar, Manjule and Raj Hiremath, tells midday, "We are planning to release the teaser in the first week of October. We might also release the official trailer or launch the music on Bachchan sir's birthday." The drama — based on the life of professor Vijay Barse, who founded the NGO Slum Soccer that works towards the upliftment of underprivileged kids through football — had gone on floors last December. Prod Hiremath on the two-month delay in release, and she attributes it to the overlapping schedules of Bachchan and Manjule..
                 

John Abraham: Spent time with Special cell DCP Sanjeev Kumar Yadav to understand incident

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Once counted among the poster boys of action films, John Abraham has, in the past few years, veered towards films with a patriotic undertone. In his next, Batla House, the actor-producer attempts a retelling of the controversial 2008 encounter that saw Delhi Police take on suspected Indian Mujahideen terrorists. Explaining his recent choice of projects, Abraham says, "I harbour affection when it comes to patriotic roles. Such subjects are special. I don't think loving one's country requires any effort, so playing these characters come naturally to me. Having said that, my next [Pagalpanti] is a comedy, and I enjoy that genre." In attempting to recreate Operation Batla House, the Nikkhil Advani- directed thriller treads on the dangerous territory — Delhi Police Special cell DCP Sanjeev Kumar Yadav was put under the scanner when theories of it being a fake encounter abounded. A still from Batla House The actor, who plays Yadav on screen, agrees that the role comes with its share of..
                 

Priyanka Chopra puffing up a storm

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Priyanka Chopra Jonas's birthday celebrations continued over the weekend in Miami. The actor turned 37 on July 18. In one of the pictures doing the rounds, PeeCee is seen smoking a cigarette while on a yacht ride. Mother Madhu and husband Nick Jonas are enjoying a cigar. The Desi Girl found herself mercilessly trolled. Last year, Priyanka was part of an asthma awareness campaign. She had reportedly said that she was diagnosed with asthma at the age of five. She also spoke about having a cracker-free Diwali as she is an asthma patient and cannot handle smoke. Netizens ridiculed her for being a 'hypocrite' and 'fake'. Fans also unearthed her tweet from 2010 in which she wrote, "Smoking is awful. Yuck (sic)." One user tweeted: "So sweet - Priyanka Chopra trying to cure the asthma she developed on Diwali. [sic]." "Dear Indians please don't burst crackers for Diwali since Priyanka Chopra has Asthma, [sic]" another wrote. One person questioned on her being a role model. The user wrote: "Tha..
                 

Telly tattle: Kawach Mahashivratri's bizarre twists; Gunjan Utreja's Bubble Baat's new season

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Bizarre twists The ongoing show, Kawach Mahashivratri, is up for some shocking turn of events. Sandhya (Deepika Singh) and Angad's (Namik Paul) lives will be haunted by two evil spirits Kapil (Vin Rana) and the mysterious Kashti. It will be soon revealed that Kashti is Sandhya's twin Sakshi while Kapil is her husband. Amidst all this, Sandhya will also deliver a baby and the evil spirit will try to harm the newborn. Singh is excited to play a double role in the new scheme of things. Bath bath mein Gunjan Utreja is planning another season of his digital talk show, Bubble Baat, which is set in a bathroom. The actor-anchor says he got the idea for the show from the thought that it is the place where an artiste first starts to sing or act. Utreja is currently hosting an event in Africa. It's a work-cum-pleasure trip for him. Laxmikant Pyarelal's Extravagant Musical Nights With GoCeleb "Haven't witnessed anything as big as this," says the veteran music composer Pyarelalji while talking abo..
                 

Deepika Padukone and Ranbir Kapoor to reunite for a film?

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On Friday night, Deepika Padukone and Ranbir Kapoor were snapped outside filmmaker Luv Ranjan's Juhu residence in Mumbai. The filmmaker is known for making films on contemporary topics. The pictures of Ranbir and Deepika have given rise to the news that the two are associating for a movie together.  The pictures clicked by the paparazzi are floating around on social media and the netizens can't stop wondering if an onscreen reunion is in the works. Take a look at the pictures here: Ranbir Kapoor and Deepika Padukone share a history, which is known to many. They fell in love on the sets of Bachna Ae Haseeno (2008) and post their break-up they were seen together in Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani (2013) and Imtiaz Ali's Tamasha (2015). In 2018, Luv Ranjan announced a film with Ajay Devgn and Ranbir Kapoor. Did Deepika Padukone meet for the very same project or is there another fresh project with the ex-flames in the pipeline? Only time will tell. In another turn of events, Luv Ranjan's n..
                 

Gabriella Demetriades shares first pic of newborn son with Arjun Rampal; see adorable picture

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Gabriella Demetriades and Arjun Rampal were blessed with a baby boy on Wednesday, July 17. Gabriella was admitted to a hospital in Khar, Mumbai, a day prior to her delivery. Her parents had flown down to India to be with her at this crucial time. Rampal, too, along with his teenage daughters - Myra Rampal (14) and Mahikaa Rampal (17) were snapped outside the hospital by the shutterbugs. After being blessed with a baby boy, Gabriella took to her Instagram account to share the first glimpse of her newborn son. While Arjun Rampal was stealing a moment with his baby, Gabriella captured the moment with a click. Arjun looks at peace as he holds his son in his arms. Take a look at the picture here: Reportedly, Gabriella had a C-section delivery and she also posted a selfie from the hospital bed, where she looked fresh and radiant. She captioned her picture as "Needed a change." In an interaction with mid-day, Gabriella revealed that they haven't thought about any name for their bundle of jo..
                 

Birthday special: Naseeruddin Shah's 10 iconic dialogues

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From portraying the challenging character of Mahatma Gandhi in 'Hey Ram' to Khalu Jaan's role in 'Ishqiya', legendary actor Naseeruddin Shah has credited Bollywood with incredible movies. The notable actor has been conferred with prestigious awards like Padma Bhushan, Padma Shri along with 3 National Awards and 3 Filmfare Awards. Naseeruddin Shah. All pics/Jagran Post On the occasion of his birthday today, we bring you his remarkable dialogues from Bollywood films... Film: 'A Wednesday'Dialogue: "Aapke ghar mein cockroach aata hai toh aap kya karte hai Rathore Sahab? ... aap usko paalte nahi maarte hai" Film: 'Raajneeti'Dialogue: "Sawaal jhande ke rang ka nahi hai, kyunki gareebi, bhukmari, bekaari, yeh sab rang poochke waar nahi karti. Yeh pet ki maari junta hai saahab, ek roti ka aasra de dijiye, do meethe vaade kar dijiye, yeh kisi bhi rang ka jhanda utha lenge" Film: 'Dedh Ishqiya'Dialogue: "Saat mukaam hote hai ishq mein ... dilkashi, unss, mohabbat, aqeedat, ibaadat, junoo..
                 

Pooja Bhatt on Sadak 2: Yet to shoot my first scene with Alia

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Soon after Sadak 2 was announced, Alia Bhatt had admitted to being nervous about being directed by father Mahesh Bhatt for the first time. It's showtime for Alia as she joined the unit for the second schedule in Ooty earlier this week. While the itinerary for the 40-day schedule includes filming of some romantic numbers and pivotal sequences between the four leads, including Sanjay Dutt and Aditya Roy Kapur, the highlight is the emotional scenes that will feature Alia and sister Pooja Bhatt. A source from the set says, "Pooja, Sanjay and Aditya reported to the set on Monday, and shot for several key sequences. Alia joined the unit on Thursday. Over the next few days, Bhatt sahab will shoot a dramatic scene with Pooja and Alia. The sequence comes at a crucial juncture in the narrative, and Bhatt sahab wants them to dig deep as artistes to be true to the scene." The marathon schedule in the hill station will be followed by stints in Mumbai, Uttarakhand and Kashmir. Mahesh Bhatt with the ..
                 

Watch video: Alia Bhatt gives fans a tour of her plush Juhu house

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With social media becoming increasingly important in our day to day lives, there is an added responsibility on the actors' shoulders, i.e., engagement with the fans. While there are celebrities who often take up the #AskMe session on social media and have also come up with their own apps, Alia Bhatt has taken engagement a notch higher. The actress has launched her own YouTube channel, and on Friday, she uploaded a special video for her fans. Alia purchased a flat in Juhu in 2017 and she documented visiting the house for the very first time with sister Shaheen Bhatt. She uploaded her "Moving day Vlog" and captioned it as: "Hey guys, in this video watch me moving into my house! The whole process of moving in was such a great experience (sic)" Take a look at the video here: In the video, Alia Bhatt is heard saying, "Moving out of my house was a very very special experience because it was the first time I was moving away from my home and into my own house...Initially, I was gonna move in ..
                 

Rumoured lovebirds Sushant Singh Rajput and Rhea Chakraborty step out for dinner date

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For the past few months now, Sushant Singh Rajput has been in the news not just for his films or new ventures, but his love life. The actor is rumoured to be dating actress Rhea Chakraborty. Though the two haven't made anything official, their social media pictures are proof that they visited the same destinations together. On Thursday, it was a romantic night for Sushant Singh Rajput and Rhea Chakraborty as he accompanied her for a dinner date in his car. Dressed in a casual black tee, denim, and white sneakers, Sushant looked super happy as he posed for the shutterbugs. Rhea Chakraborty is known for her trendy fashion style. In a white long shirt worn over denim hot shorts, and a fanny pack and denim boots, Rhea looked chic. What caught our attention was the platinum pendant around her neck. There were rumours that the MS Dhoni actor gifted a platinum pendant to Rhea as her birthday gift. Does this validate their relationship? Rhea Chakraborty celebrated her 27th birthday on J..
                 

'Want my name cleared in Zareen Khan, Anshuman Jha's fiasco'

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Four days after mid-day carried a report that a bizarre turn of events had hampered the shoot of Zareen Khan's Hum Bhi Akele Tum Bhi Akele, the case has taken a different turn. Digital Imaging Technician Hardik Joshi has been accused of misplacing four-days' worth of shoot of the Anshuman Jha-backed project. But, Joshi, it had been suggested, had informed cinematographer Faroukh Mistry about the developments. Finding himself in the midst of the evolving controversy, Mistry tells mid-day that the case of the missing hard-drives is linked to the makers' desire to cover their productions delay and negligence. He tells mid-day that the unit had withheld a fair share of information that a cinematographer must have, in a bid to tarnish his image. "The material was lost by Hardik Joshi, a freelance technician who has worked with a number of filmmakers and producers, including Harish Vyas [director] and Anshuman Jha on their last film. Jha and line producer Navey Mittra thought it best to hand..
                 

Arjun Rampal on being a father: We're still thinking of baby names

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Having dated for over a year, Arjun Rampal and girlfriend Gabriella Demetriades are ready to begin the new chapter of their lives. Three months after the actor shared the news of her pregnancy with his fans, the couple became proud parents to a baby boy yesterday. Rampal was a picture of happiness as he stepped out of the Khar hospital, hours after the baby's arrival, to escort his steady date's parents to their car. When mid-day congratulated Demetriades on motherhood and asked if the couple had decided on a name for the bundle of joy, she promptly replied over a message: "Not yet. Still thinking." Arjun Rampal with his daughters outside the hospital. Pic/Yogen Shah On Wednesday evening, the South African actor-model was admitted to the hospital. Soon after, Demetriades' parents and Rampal's daughters from his marriage with former model Mehr Jessia — Mahikaa, 17, and Myra, 14, — were seen by his side, ready to welcome the newest member of the family. Rampal and Demetriade..
                 

Arjun Rampal and Gabriella Demetriades blessed with a baby boy

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Arjun Rampal and girlfriend Gabriella Demetriades have been blessed with a baby boy on July 18th. The couple was snapped entering the Hinduja hospital in Khar, Mumbai, together on Wednesday (July 17), evening. Arjun's daughters Myra Rampal and Mahikaa - who are Arjun's daughters were also in present. According to the reports by Spotboye, the couple has been blessed with a baby boy. The reports further suggest that the actress underwent a c-section delivery to give birth to the baby. As per the reports, the mother-son duo is in a good health. Take a look at the pictures below: All Pics/Yogen Shah JP Dutta's daughter, Nidhi Dutta took to her Twitter account to wish Arjun Rampal, she wrote, "Congratulations @rampalarjun on the arrival of your bundle of joy! God bless! [sic]" Congratulations @rampalarjun on the arrival of your bundle of joy! God bless! ❤ï¸Â pic.twitter.com/vWsPGMfLGY — Nidhi Dutta (@RealNidhiDutta) July 18, 2019 In April, Arjun had an..
                 

Closer to the due date, Gabriella Demetriades and Arjun Rampal spotted at Khar hospital

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Last evening, Arjun Rampal and girlfriend Gabriella Demetriades were spotted at a Khar hospital. Gaby is said to be due anytime soon. The presence of Rampal’s daughters, Mahikaa and Myra, added to the speculation that Gaby had checked into the hospital to deliver. Arjun Rampal with Gabriella Demetriades at the hospital/picture courtesy: Yogen Shah The South African model's parents have also flown into Mumbai from Cape Town. Rampal and Gaby had an outing with them at a Lower Parel restaurant earlier this week. Arjun has said that his daughters have accepted Gabriella as a part of the family. Arjun Rampal, who was earlier married to Mehr Jesia for 20 years, said in an interview with Mumbai Mirror, that the last five years of his life had been 'sheer hell' for him, but it has only made him stronger. Arjun and Gabriella had also gone to the Maldives for a few days on a babymoon. Later, Arjun Rampal hosted a baby shower for Gabriella, where he turned DJ. In January, Arjun Rampal and ..
                 

Rajkummar Rao's stylist decodes his two distinct looks in Judgementall Hai Kya

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Always glad to team up with Rajkummar Rao, stylist Sheetal Sharma says their fourth collaboration, Judgementall Hai Kya, is special as the plot allowed them to play with distinct looks. The stylist explains that director Prakash Kovelamudi's brief for the first half was to make Rao's character Keshav appear "raunchy". "So, we gave him tight t-shirts and vests, which we sourced from local shops, including Big Bazaar. We also wanted him to sport earrings. While we had clip-ons ready on the set, Rajkummar chose to get his ears pierced. We were at Mehboob Studios when he excused himself from the shoot; half an hour later, he came back with piercings. He is always open to experimenting." To depict the dichotomy in Rao's character, Sharma gave him a suave look in the second half. "His character is based in London then. So, the climate allowed us to give him layered clothes, including trench coats and mufflers. His character also switches from lenses to glasses." Also Read: Rajkummar Ra..
                 

Shweta Bachchan and Navya Naveli Nanda are holidaying in Tokyo; see photos

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Shweta Bachchan Nanda is on a trip to Tokyo with daughter Navya Naveli Nanda. The mother-daughter duo is having the time of their life in Tokyo and their Instagram handles are proof enough! Various popular destinations of Japan can be seen on Shweta Bachchan's Instagram account. Although Navya Naveli Nanda has a private Instagram account, her fan club keeps sharing her pictures on social media. Picture Courtesy: Shweta Bachchan's Instagram account This time Shweta Bachchan has shared photos on her Instagram account, which has daughter Navya Naveli Nanda posing happily for the perfect clicks. In a striped long pantsuit and sneakers, Navya was all smiles holding the umbrella for the frame. The monochrome picture has definitely won hearts. Shweta shared her daughter's photo and captioned it: "Musume"       View this post on Instagram Musume A post shared by S (@shwetabachchan) onJul 16, 2019 at 1:10am PDT Shweta also shared a few more pictures from the city and with..
                 

Simi Garewal: Deepika Padukone-Ranveer Singh have promised me their first joint interview

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Before celebrity chat shows became cookie-cutter in their approach, Sunday evenings, in the late '90s, were reserved for Simi Garewal. The Lady in White would play the perfect host to distinguished personalities from the world of politics, business, sports and entertainment as they gave a peek into their lives on Rendezvous With Simi Garewal. Almost 15 years since its last season aired, Garewal is ready to return with her popular show and she has an ace up her sleeve already. Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone are likely to open the season, marking their first joint televised appearance post marriage. Simi Garewal. Pic/AFP "I have never revealed names till I've shot the episode. But I'll reveal this — Deepika and Ranveer have promised their first interview together for Rendezvous," smiles Garewal, who teases that the new edition will also feature several GenNext stars from Bollywood. Also Read: LGBTQ community members recreate Deepika Padukone's MET Gala look. Check her reac..
                 

B-town buzz: Here's how Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh will look in their 80s

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In a bid to mark eight months to their nuptials, a fan group of Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh shared a morphed picture of the duo to replicate how they would probably look in their 80s. The group apparently employed the age filter on Instagram to create the required result. Dharamji disapproves too After politician-actor Hema Malini was trolled for her participation in a cleanliness drive by social media users and politicians, one would assume that husband Dharmendra would share words of encouragement with the actor. However, embroiled in a discussion with a Twitter user, Dharam ji too seemed to poke fun at Malini. A user asked the actor whether Malini had ever picked up a broom in her life, to which, he replied, "Haan films main, mujhe bhi anaadi lag rahi thi." Dare to meet? In the news for abducting men in Bihar and having them forcefully wed, Surendra Yadav became a muse for Sidharth Malhotra, who is set to portray a similar character in Jabariya Jodi. The actor, we hear, eve..
                 

Alia Bhatt has the sweetest wish for Katrina Kaif on her birthday, see photo

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Katrina Kaif is currently in Mexico to celebrate her birthday, which is today, July 16. The actress has been posting beautiful pictures of herself in swimwear from the beach destination making her fans ask for more. Kat's dear friend Alia Bhatt took to Instagram to wish the Zero actress a happy birthday in the cutest way; check it out. Alia shared an Instagram story that features the both of them. The Raazi actress wrote, "Happiest Birthday dearest Katy!! May you laugh and dance all day…shine and smile all year and give us body goals you whole life." The Instagram story features Alia and Katrina in a lovely selfie and the two actresses look absolutely lovely in it. It's no secret that Katrina Kaif was dating Alia Bhatt's current beau, Ranbir Kapoor. Kat and Ranbir were also said to be living together for a while. While there was news of a rift between Alia and Katrina some time ago, the actresses proved to the world that they're back to being good friends soon enough, and this ..
                 

War teaser celeb reaction: Here's what Jackie Shroff, Karan Johar has to say about the action flick

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The teaser of Hrithik Roshan and Tiger Shroff's War is finally here and it's sure to send chills down your spine. Bollywood celebs and netizens are leaving no unturned in showering love and appreciation for the teaser. In the 53-second teaser, we can see Hrithik and Tiger sporting interesting looks and pulling off high-octane stunts as they try to outdo each other as action heroes. Take a look at the teaser: One of the first reactions came from Tiger's father Jackie Shroff. Jackie took to twitter recalling the time when Hrithik was assisting his father Rakesh Roshan during the shoot of the film 1993 film King Uncle. At the sets, the Super 30 actor used to take good care of Tiger. Jackie wrote, "I remember the moment when @iHrithik was assisting in king Uncle and @iTIGERSHROFF was a lil Kid and how he used to look after my boy now facing one the most talented handsome Lad who my Boy Adores. Blessed [sic]." I remember the moment when @iHrithik was assisting in king Uncle and @iTIGERSHR..
                 

Nawazuddin Siddiqui on Sacred Games 2: Don't worry about role with Anurag around

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He may have traded his psychedelic print shirts for subdued suits, but Ganesh Gaitonde has retained his menacing streak, warns Nawazuddin Siddiqui at the onset of the chat. In the week since the trailer of the second season of Sacred Games dropped online, the Internet has been abuzz about Gaitonde's new look. "Now, he is an international gangster who goes to Johannesburg, Cape Town, Mombasa and Nairobi. So we had to style the character accordingly. I didn't have any reference point, but the look is along the lines of international mafia that we see in movies," says Siddiqui of his new avatar. Anurag Kashyap While the first season of the Saif Ali Khan starrer ended on a cliffhanger, Siddiqui promises that the upcoming instalment of the Netflix series has been designed to shock and awe. He refuses to divulge details about the cat-and-mouse game that will ensue between Khan's and his characters, sticking to a pithy reply: "My character is complex because of his past, and there are many la..
                 

Katrina Kaif stuns in a swimsuit; Arjun Kapoor trolls the actress

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Katrina Kaif never fails to impress with all her looks. No matter what she wears, the Bharat actress looks drop-dead gorgeous. Katrina is currently on a vacation in Mexico, and a photo that the actress posted in a blue swimsuit has gone viral online, soon after she posted it with heart emojis on Instagram. Fans on social media couldn't get enough of Katrina's scorching avatar from the beaches of Tulum in Mexico, and soon, the pic had garnered over 12 lakh likes.       View this post on Instagram 💙💚💛 A post shared by Katrina Kaif (@katrinakaif) onJul 12, 2019 at 9:18am PDT Katrina Kaif is on a holiday to celebrate her upcoming birthday on July 16, and she has been regularly updating her 24.6 million fans on Instagram with short videos and photos from her vacation. "Slaying mermaid... love you so much queen!" wrote a fan. "I'm in love with the shape of you", wrote another, borrowing a line from Ed Sheeran's blockbuster song. Meanwhile,..
                 

Priyanka Chopra wishes 'mother-in-love' Denise Jonas happy birthday

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Priyanka Chopra loves expressing her love and affection for her close friends and family. The Quantico actress has yet again posted a sweet message on social media for her mother-in-law, Denise Jonas, on her birthday. The 36-year-old actress posted an adorable picture with husband Nick Jonas and her 'Mama J' on the Instagram story and wrote, "Love you loads Mama J, wishing you the best day ever!!!" After tying the knot with Jonas in December last year in India, Priyanka Chopra had never shied away from sharing her love for the Jonas family. Currently, the actor seems to be having the time of her life with her husband and keeps sharing loved-up pictures with the singer. Recently, she shared a picture in which she is seen all drenched in water as she posed with a cocktail in her hand. The two had been strolling the streets of France and later Italy as part of their holiday. On the work front, Priyanka wrapped up shooting for The Sky Is Pink in June and penned a heartfelt post for the te..
                 

B-town Buzz: Sanjay Leela Bhansali to launch Darbar sons; Shalmali Kholgade back to school

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Sanjay Leela Bhansali collaborated with music composer Ismail Darbar in Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam (1999). The filmmaker is now keen to team up with his sons, choreographers Awez Darbar and Zaid Darbar, for his upcoming film. The two were keen that Bhansali launch their dance academy and there was no way he could say no. Bhansali feels Awez dances really well and has it in him to choreograph a film number. Awez and Zaid are also TikTok stars and YouTube personalities with a huge fan following. Set buddies Deva Katta's upcoming film Prasthanum marks Annup Sonii and Sanjay Dutt's third outing together. Their first film was Hathyar (2002), followed by Tathastu (2006). Even though the two were coming together after 13 years, there was no awkwardness due to the warm rapport they share. On the set, the two would chat about making more movies, cars and what to eat. Back to school Shalmali Kholgade is attending the Berklee College of Music in Boston. The singer has enrolled for a five-week summ..
                 

Mic testing with Alia Bhatt for Sadak 2

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Before Sadak 2 went on floors in May, Alia Bhatt had revealed that she will be lending her voice to one of the tracks in the Sanjay Dutt, Pooja Bhatt and Aditya Roy Kapur starrer. Staying true to her word, the actor recorded the scratch version at a Juhu recording studio earlier this week. A source present at the recording reveals, "While Jeet Gannguly's score is ready, the lyrics are still being worked upon. Jeet da wanted to understand Alia's pitch and voice modulation, so they decided to record the scratch. The lyrics will now be rewritten under the supervision of Mahesh Bhatt. Mahesh Bhatt Also Read: B-town buzz: Salman-Alia's Inshallah to kick off in the US; Vidya Balan attends Pride Parade It is a romantic number and comes at a crucial point in the film, so Bhatt sir is being meticulous about it. The final track will be recorded only after the unit returns from their Ooty schedule in August." Meanwhile, co-star Kapur is vacationing in London and is expected to join the unit ..
                 

Salman Khan hosts birthday bash for ex-flame Sangeeta Bijlani

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Sangeeta Bijlani turned a year older on July 9. It's not exactly a surprise to know that ex-flame Salman Khan hosted a bash at his Bandra home. Bijli and Sallu share a warm rapport. She is often spotted at Galaxy Apartments. Buddies Sajid and Warda Nadiadwala, Mohnish and Ekta Behl were in attendance. Iulia Vantur was also there. Sallu can perhaps write a book on how to remain close pals with your ex and have a girlfriend who is also friendly with the ex. Sangeeta and Salman were said to have met at a party in 1988 and later started dating. The pair have always been close to each other, and even when Bijlani was going through a rough phase in her marriage with Mohd Azharuddin, she was seen spending time with Sallu's family. Here are a few more pictures from Salman's birthday bash for Sangeeta Bijlani:       View this post on Instagram #blessedbirthday A post shared by Sangeeta Bijlani (@sangeetabijlani9) onJul 9, 2019 at 11:16am PDT     Salman Khan, who..
                 

Telly Tattle: Wedded bliss for Pooja Ghai; Tinaa Dattaa receives Armenian love

12 days ago  
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Wedded bliss Pooja Ghai, best remembered as Suhasi on Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi, wed entrepreneur boyfriend Nowshir Engineer in a low-key ceremony. Yesterday, the actor shared the news on social media. Ghai was earlier married to Niraj Rawal with whom she has a son, Raaj. The two separated in 2007. Later, she was in a relationship with actor-entrepreneur Vikas Kalantri, but things didn't work out between them. Though she renewed her marriage vows with Rawal in 2010, differences soon cropped up and the two went their separate ways again.       View this post on Instagram my pillars of strength, all in one frame..! My Mommy, My Cookie, My Brother, My Didi & My Nowshoo ❤️ A post shared by Pooja P Ghai (@poojapghai) onJul 9, 2019 at 4:46am PDT Armenian love Tinaa Dattaa has just got herself a fan base in Armenia. The dubbed version of her show, Uttaran, is a hit in the country. During a recent trip to the country's capital, Yerevan, she was referred to ..
                 

Karishma Kapoor recreates Sona Kitna Sona Hai on Dance India Dance

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This year, the excitement has hit a pinnacle on the dance reality show Dance India Dance, as the beautiful Bollywood diva Kareena Kapoor Khan, ace choreographer Bosco and rapper Raftaar are on the season's panel of judges. Bringing in a slight twist in the upcoming episode, viewers will get to witness Lolo (Karishma Kapoor) stepping into Bebo's shoes for this week. Yes! A blessing in disguise. On account of prior commitments, Kareena will be seen missing in action, allowing elder sister Karisma Kapoor to create and cherish some nostalgic moments on the show. Karisma Kapoor also took to her Instagram account to share a few pictures from the shoot which happened at a studio in Goregaon, Mumbai.       View this post on Instagram Filling in for my gorgeous sister as guest judge on @danceindiadance.official 💃🏻 #danceiconspecial #dancekajungistaan #zeetv . . . Styled by @tanghavri in @zaraumrigar HMU by @kritikagill Photo by @frontrowgyps..
                 

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Sonakshi Sinha: Was offered only masala films earlier

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After Khandaani Shafakhana, Sonakshi Sinha has her plate full with Mission Mangal, Dabangg 3 and Bhuj: The Pride Of India. It is easy to see how her outings belong to diverse genres — if the August 15 release is a sci-fi drama, the Dabangg franchise is as mainstream as they come, and the Ajay Devgn-Sanjay Dutt starrer, a larger-than-life war offering. But before you think it's a conscious move, Sinha says that she is simply fortunate that filmmakers trust her with such varied characters. "Over the years, filmmakers know the kind of roles that will suit me. When I started out, I was the quintessential Hindi film heroine, and the only films that were offered to me were masala entertainers. But after Lootera (2013), the perspective changed. My character in Bhuj... is a strong woman. Vicky Donor (2012) and Shubh Mangal Saavdhaan (2017) dealt with sex-related issues and were fantastic scripts. But for the first time, a story on a similar issue is being narrated in Khandaani Shafakhana..
                 

10th Jagran Film Festival Delhi: What happened on Day 3

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The third day of 10th Jagran Film Festival witnessed one in-conversation with Rohit Shetty on Homage to Veeru Devgan and another with Siddhant Chaturvedi. Many more personalities from film fraternity like Rakesh Senger, Kireet Khurana along with other dignitaries were also present at the third day of 10th JFF. Interactive Q&A session between Kireet Khurana, Director of T for Taj Mahal and the audience present at the screening was organized along with an interactive Master Class by TVF organized by Saurabh Khanna, which talked about the nuances of film making and his association with TVF. On the third day of the world's largest travelling film festival, tribute to legendary action director Veeru Devgan was given by Rohit Shetty through an in-conversation with Rajeev Masand. The festival also showcased an independent Bangladeshi documentary - Hasina, where the role of the protagonist (Sheikh Hasina, the tenth Bangladeshi Prime Minister) was acted by Sheikh Hasina herself. Members fr..
                 

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Family of Thakurganj earns Rs 1.05 crore on day 1 at the box office

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Family of Thakurganj is becoming a craze among many families. It is clear that film is winning the audience heart as we look on the first-day collection of Family of Thakurganj starring Jimmy Sheirgill, Mahie Gill and Saurabh Shukla, produced by Ajay Kumar Singh under the banner of Lovely World Entertainment is 1.5crore. Undoubtedly the film is showing positive response and reported to show a bigger number in the upcoming week. Lovely World Entertainment in association with Pen Studios presents Family of Thakurganj, the film has been directed By Manoj K Jha. The creative director of the film is Prince Singh and the project advisor is J Nutan Punkaj. It's a Pen Marudhar Worldwide release, which hit screens on the 19th of July. Also Read: Model Pranati Rai Prakash ready to make Bollywood debut with Family of Thakurganj 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..
                 

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B-town buzz: It's Shraddha vs Shraddha on Aug 30; Ranveer Singh in Dubai's Walk of Fame list

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Now that the makers of her upcoming multilingual, Saaho, have announced that the release date of the Prabhas-starrer is being shifted from August 15 to 30, Shraddha Kapoor find herself in a unique predicament. Her next, Nitesh Tiwari's Chhichhore, is also slated to release on the same date! Both her films are set for a box office clash, unless Saaho shifts yet again. Nawazuddin Siddiqui clicked while shooting Nawazuddin Siddiqui was spotted shooting for a promotional campaign for Zee Café. His suited and booted look was a far cry from his usual avatar. Dressed in a dapper burgundy suit, the actor looked suave. Buzz is that it is part of the promotions for the channel's upcoming international shows, which includes McMafia starring Siddiqui. Starry trail Inspired by Hollywood's Walk Of Fame in Los Angeles, Dubai will now have its own Walk of Fame, near the country's best known landmark, Burj Khalifa. Ranveer Singh is the latest recipient of the Dubai star at the tourist attracti..
                 

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Taimur Ali Khan and Inaaya Naumi Kemmu are happy with their reunion; see photos

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Taimur Ali Khan and Inaaya Naumi Kemmu are over the moon as they met after a couple of months. Taimur, along with his family, was in London for the past few months and now cousin Inaaya has also reached London to meet Tim. Looks like, Inni was missing Tim, and parents Kunal Kemmu and Soha Ali Khan decided to visit London. Ever since Kunal Kemmu and Soha Ali Khan along with Inaaya have reached London, they've been sharing pictures of Taimur and Inaaya playing together in the park. Kunal shared a picture where he is sitting with both, Taimur and Inaaya. The siblings look both innocent and adorable at the same time. Take a look at the pictures here:       View this post on Instagram ❤ A post shared by Kunal Kemmu (@khemster2) onJul 19, 2019 at 4:53am PDT Did you notice the colourful temporary tattoos on Tim's legs? Soha Ali Khan also shared some cute moments of the children playing in the park. She shared a photo where Taimur and Inaaya were h..
                 

Sidharth Malhotra came up with the title 'Jabariya Jodi'

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Call it a coincidence or what you may, but Sidharth Malhotra has mostly played urbane characters since he forayed into the movies with Student Of The Year (2012). In that regard, Jabariya Jodi comes as a breath of fresh air — he plays a gun-toting, groom-abducting Bihari character in the Prashant Singh-directed venture. "This is precisely the reason we were keen on him," says Singh, who worked as an assistant to filmmakers Aanand L Rai and Onir before making his debut with the love story. "Sidharth took on the role to break the mould. We conducted workshops, but he also insisted on having a private tutor to get into the skin of the character. We too wanted to showcase him in new light. Casting an actor who has played such characters would have been the easy way out." Prashant Singh If Malhotra has the director to thank for a role that he has never attempted before, Singh too credits his leading man for suggesting the perfect title for the Parineeti Chopra starrer. "We were initia..
                 

Parineeti gives us a peek into Priyanka Chopra's birthday celebration; see photos

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Priyanka Chopra sure knows how to live it up! The Quantico actress is big on celebrations, be it her wedding or her birthday. Priyanka celebrated her 37th birthday yesterday, July 18. Cousin Parineeti Chopra joined the birthday girl in Miami to celebrate her birthday. The Jabariya Jodi actress shared a photo of herself with PeeCee and captioned it as: "In Miami with the birthday gurllll! Happy bday Mimi didi. There is never gonna be another one like you. Actress or sister."       View this post on Instagram In Miami with the birthday gurllll! Happy bday Mimi didi. There is never gonna be another one like you. Actress or sister 💕💕 @priyankachopra A post shared by Parineeti Chopra (@parineetichopra) onJul 18, 2019 at 10:55pm PDT Priyanka Chopra can be seen wearing a sparkly red number for her birthday bash in Miami, Florida. Parineeti, on the other hand, looks chic in a peach and white outfit. Parineeti also shared a couple of Instagram posts; in one, Parinee..
                 

Happy birthday Benedict Cumberbatch! Know the man beyond Sherlock

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You might know him as the 'high-functioning sociopath' and the intriguing detective, Sherlock, who resides in 221B Baker Street, London. You might be aware that he earned an Oscar nomination for his portrayal of Alan Turing in 'The Imitation Game' (2014). But put aside Benedict Cumberbatch's signature characters, how well do you know the English actor? From his abduction in South Africa to his singing and impersonation skills, we dig up 10 interesting facts about Benedict Cumberbatch on his 43rd birthday 1. Find Benedict's eyes mesmerising? There's a fascinating fact behind those piercing eyes. He has a condition called heterochromia iridis. Each iris has a different combination of blue, green and gold, making his eyes appear different coloured, depending on the light. If you look at the two photos closely, you'd notice there's a difference in colouration in Benedict Cumberbatch's irises. This is because he has a condition called heterochromia iridis. Pics/AFP 2. Wondering how Benedict..
                 

Socialite Chhaya Momaya's driver competes with Amitabh Bachchan and Ayushmann Khurrana

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Since its world premiere at Busan International Film Festival last October, Namdev Bhau: In Search of Silence has won acclaim across several prestigious festivals, with unanimous praise for its leading man Namdev Gaurav. Few know that Gaurav has been a long-standing chauffeur of socialite Chhaya Momaya. In an example of how talent always finds its due recognition, the 65-year-old artiste has earned a Best Actor nomination at the Indian Film Festival of Melbourne. The driver-turned-actor is competing with megastar Amitabh Bachchan and Ayushmann Khurrana, among others, for the nod. Amitabh Bachchan Dheer Momaya, Chhaya's son and the film's producer, credits director Dar Gai for recognising the artiste in Gaurav. "Namdev used to drive my parents around for 25 years. After spending a few days with him, Dar was convinced he had cinematic appeal," he says. The meditative film revolves around the eponymous character, who, tired of the chaotic noise in Mumbai, travels to Silent Valley in Ladak..
                 

Mission Mangal Trailer Review: This film will inspire you to dream big

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The star cast The cast of India's space mission film couldn't get any better. Mission Mangal features a host of incredible actors including Akshay Kumar, Vidya Balan, Taapsee Pannu, Sonakshi Sinha, Sharman Joshi, Nithya Menen and Kirti Kulhari. All of these actors have given us some stellar performances in their previous films, and them coming together in one film is something we're all looking forward to witness. Realistic portrayals Unlike most Bollywood films, even some based on real-life events, Mission Mangal doesn't seem to have glamourised the sequence of events or the actors themselves. The characters in the film are simple, everyday people who were involved in something awesome that they themselves thought was impossible to achieve. Intriguing story The story of how India completed its first mission to Mars is in itself quite fascinating. Besides being a matter of pride, it's interesting to witness how everything started and was brought to a successful finish by these unlik..
                 

Mission Mangal trailer: An inspiring tale of India's mission to Mars

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The makers of Mission Mangal have just released the trailer and we can't help but feel a sense of awe after watching it. The film stars Akshay Kumar, Vidya Balan, Sonakshi Sinha, Taapsee Pannu, Kirti Kulhari, Nithya Menen, and Sharman Joshi. Mission Mangal is an inspiring tale based on India's first mission to Mars, accomplished by a team of scientists at India's Space Research Organisation (ISRO).  Watch the trailer of Mission Mangal here: We're excited to watch Bollywood's very own space mission film! Akshay Kumar revealed the reason why he chose to do Mission Mangal. He did the film, especially for his daughter, Nitara, and children of her age to familiarise them with the incredible true story of India's mission to Mars. He shared a lengthy post on his Twitter account giving details about the movie. "I always wanted to be a part of the film that inspires future generations," he wrote in the post. Backed by Balki and Akshay Kumar, directed by Jagan Shakti, the makers are ..
                 

Mahesh Manjrekar on Saiee's stint in Dabangg 3: Felt proud and emotional

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While his character as an alcoholic and father to Sonakshi Sinha's Rajjo was written off in Dabangg, Mahesh Manjrekar will return to Salman Khan's franchise yet again in the upcoming third instalment, part of which is a prequel to the first edition. The actor confirms to mid-day that this offering will see him share screen space with his daughter, Saiee, who features as a young Chulbul Pandey's love interest. With Dabangg 3 chronicling Chulbul's journey to becoming a cop, Manjrekar too will slip into a young avatar. The actor, who is currently filming for the offering in Phaltan, tells mid-day, "I reprise my role of Haria. It's a cameo which is there to establish Chulbul's journey. I had one scene with Saiee and Salman, and it was wonderful to be in the same frame as my daughter. I felt proud and emotional." Also Read: Watch Video: Salman Khan gives a twist to the #BottleCapChallenge The development comes after Manjrekar featured in a Marathi venture with his youngest daughter, Ga..
                 

Ranveer Singh to become Haryana Hurricane for '83, one meal at a time

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If Ranveer Singh dedicated the past six months to train in cricket for '83, a team of nutritionists and chefs has been quietly working with him. their goal has been simple — help the star attain the lean frame that the then- skipper Kapil Dev sported in the '80s. Considering Singh has been his client for six years, Anmol Singhal, the co-founder of PoD supply, is no stranger to his fluctuating demands in keeping with his roles. this time around, Singhal devised a protein-heavy diet for the leading man of Kabir Khan's sports drama. Ranveer Singh and Kapil Dev "Ranveer loves Indian cuisine. So, we try and bring as much variety into his food while keeping the restrictions in mind. for the past few months, Ranveer has been put on a protein-heavy diet. his favourite is the jalapeño and crisp bacon omelette that comprises rolled oats, eggs, topped with mixed nuts and fresh berries. the complex carbs [boost his] energy while the proteins help him cut the fat and increase muscle ma..
                 

Rishi Kapoor on battling cancer: It's in remission, but I'm still under treatment

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Rishi Kapoor is in New York for the past nine months. The actor is undergoing treatment for cancer and is in good health now. However, there are a few sessions of treatment left and the actor quashed the rumours of him returning to his homeland for his birthday on September 4. The senior actor spoke to Mumbai Mirror and spoke why it isn't possible for him to return soon. "I have to be here for 11 months, so I will not be back before the end of August. It's been a difficult time, very taxing, but Neetu (wife), and my children (Ranbir and Riddhima) have been very supportive. I am grateful to everyone. I am waiting to come back and raring to get going. I will plan my return five-six weeks after my last treatment. It is called consolidation or pushback, whereby I will have to undergo chemotherapy to ensure that the ailment does not return. This is the second time I am going through the treatment. I am hoping that I can plan an end-August return but all this talk that I will be back in..
                 

The Lion King Movie Review - Extreme Makeover of the Original toon classic

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The Lion King U/A: Animation, AdventureDirector: Jon FavreauCast: Donald Glover, Beyonce Knowles-Carter, Chiwetel Ejiofor, John OliverRating:  Disney remasters its animation classic giving it more runtime, spiffier graphics, and more song but it's really not as satisfying as the original. 25 years after the original animated classic came out, this reboot version looks like its reinventing the wheel without travelling any new ground. The latest technology might have assisted in the photo-real imagery but the lip movements don't quite give us the impression that they are real live talking animals. And the pace is a little too slow to allow for any magic or kinesis. The list of voice-artists dubbing for the animals, sounds like a Hollywood Who's Who, so the attraction for this spiffily revised entity is enormous. And the new generation who haven't seen the 1994 classic are sure to get entranced. Check out the trailer here: Nostalgia takes precedence even with modern remake..
                 

Katrina Kaif stuns in a swimsuit on her 36th birthday; receives wishes

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Katrina Kaif celebrates her 36th birthday on Tuesday, July 16, and to bring in this special day, the actress took off to Mexico. She is living up the day on the beaches there. She shared a photo from the beach posing in a white swimsuit at the beach. The image had a caption of emojis - Birthday cake, Mexican flag, and a yellow heart emoticon.  Take a look at the photo here:       View this post on Instagram 🎂+ 🇲🇽 =💛 A post shared by Katrina Kaif (@katrinakaif) onJul 15, 2019 at 11:19pm PDT The whole of social media is abuzz and Katrina's post is flooded by birthday wishes and blessings but it was the actress' friend, actor Arjun Kapoor, whose witty comment garnered attention. He wrote: "You have basically gone on a photo shoot. Okay, on your birthday I shall be nice to you Katrina. Have a super birthday, you are a mad kind kind goofy soul and I love you because of your nonsense not despite it.... (sic)." Karan Johar's wish also stood out: "Happy ..
                 

See Photos: Is this Sunny Leone's son or Taimur Ali Khan?

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Everyone loves Taimur Ali Khan; there's not much argument about that. The tiny tot keeps giving us reasons to adore him, and as he's getting older, his antics are getting cuter! From interacting with the mediawallahs with his waves and smiles to taking piggyback rides on dad Saif Ali Khan's shoulders, Taimur has charmed his way into the nation's heart. Paparazzi has been missing little Tim, who has been in London for the past several weeks. However, it seems Sunne Leone's twins Noah and Asher have just managed to take his place. Recently, Sunny was spotted with husband Daniel Weber and kids - Nisha Kaur Weber, Asher Singh Weber and Noah Singh Weber in Juhu, Mumbai. The family was out on a stroll in the city. Their pictures have been doing the rounds on the internet, reminding fans of Kareena Kapoor Khan and Saif Ali Khan's son, Taimur. With pictures of the toddlers flooding news feeds of cinephiles, fans have been pointing out the resemblances between them (did you see it too?) Don't b..
                 

Zoya Akhtar's Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara, classic movie that gave us goals celebrates eight years

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'Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara', the movie that gave us major friendship goals and laid the foundations for Zoya Akhtar as one of the best filmmakers in the industry has turned eight years old today.Zoya Akhtar has established herself as a path-breaking director with critically acclaimed content-driven movies that have given her international recognition for her work with Gully Boy. Recently, Zoya Akhtar was invited to become a member of the Oscar Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, making the whole nation proud. She is known to break boundaries and to stand out for the work with projects that she envisioned much ahead of the time for the audience. She is the one who brought underground rap culture into the limelight with her most recent movie, Gully Boy and with that she proved that nothing can stop her from being the best. The director also shared a post as her Instagram story.  Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara won multiple awards and the core concept of the movie was so ahead of i..
                 

See Photos: Students walk in to watch Hrithik Roshan's Super 30

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Students are flocking in at the theatres to watch Hrithik Roshan's Super 30. The actor bringing the life of teacher Anand Kumar on screens which has got the attention of students from everywhere. Super 30 has seen a great response at the Box office from fans. The students are seen at many theatres lining up to watch the movie even on their Sundays. Fans have loved the movie which shows the beautiful relation shared by students and their teacher. Illustrating all the struggles of Anand’s life in ‘Super 30’ where Hrithik Roshan is essaying his character of Anand Kumar, the film has received wide appreciation for the soulful portrayal of the teacher’s journey as well as, Hrithik doing complete justice to his character where Anand also believes that the actor has captured the pain in his eyes and the soul of his character with utmost perfection. The audience has commended the film and has hailed it as a must watch where the actor’s performance is being term..
                 

B-town buzz: Farhan-Shibani give couple goals; On set with Mohit Suri

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Last week we mentioned that Farhan Akhtar is so caught up with his prep for Toofan that he has no time for romance. The actor has been hitting the gym at a Bandra club regularly. For a while, we did not spot him with ladylove Shibani Dandekar. It looks like he has been reading this page. Dandekar accompanied Akhtar to the club in gym wear. We guess as he went through his exercise routine, she too did a bit of gymming. Now that's what we call #CoupleGoals. On the work front, Farhan is also currently gearing up for his upcoming movie, The Sky Is Pink, where the actor will be sharing the screen with Priyanka Chopra after their previous movie, Dil Dhadakne Do, was a blockbuster hit in the theatres. On the set Director Mohit Suri seems to be enjoying some shut eye moments as actors Aditya Roy Kapur, Angela Krislinzki and Shaad Randhawa flash a grin for the cameras on the set of his action thriller, Malang. Krislinzki has been cast opposite Randhawa who is a permanant fixture in Suri's film..
                 

B-town buzz: Rani Mukerji wraps up Mardaani 2 shoot; Shanaya Kapoor takes dance lessons

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Rani Mukerji has wrapped up the shoot of Mardaani 2. Co-actor Vishal Sudarshanwar recently shared a picture from the set on social media and thanked writer-director Gopi Puthran. He wrote, "The super chilling world of M2 created by his cool mind... M2 gonna be sensational (sic)." It is a sequel to the 2014 film. Grow up, VO Yesterday, Vivek Anand Oberoi posted a GIF in which an Indian cricket fan is seen walking down the street thinking that the woman who is coming towards him will hug him. Instead, she goes on to put her arms around the man walking behind him. "This is what happened to Indian fans in the World Cup semi-finals (sic)," he wrote. Netizens were not amused. In May, he had faced a backlash for a distasteful meme about Salman Khan, Aishwarya and Abhishek Bachchan. And it begins One more star daughter is in prep mode for Bollywood. Shanaya Kapoor is attending dance classes in Bandra. Sanjay and Maheep Kapoor's daughter is already getting papped at the institute. She has als..
                 

Telly Tattle: Bipasha Basu give tips to Karan Singh Grover; Anita and Rohit highest paid

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Bips gives the tips Bipasha Basu was approached to provide suggestions for the Bengali wedding sequence on Kasautii Zindagii Kay as hubby Karan Singh Grover is part of the drama. Bips and KSG tied the knot in a traditional Bengali ceremony, so the makers felt who better than Bips to give some wedding tips? The actor is said to have also given styling suggestions. The makers wanted Erica Fernandes, who plays Prerna on the show, to dress up like the actor did on her wedding day, but Bips suggested a different bridal look. Highest paid? Anita Hassanandani and businessman hubby Rohit Reddy are said to be the highest-paid contestants on the upcoming season of Nach Baliye. The duo will get Rs 30 lakh per episode. The makers were keen on roping in the telly actor in the last two seasons but things did not work out due to budget issues. Now that the other contestants are aware of their fees, will they ask for more too? Rohit Reddy and Anita Hassanandani/picture courtesy: Anita Hassanandani's I..
                 

Saand Ki Aankh director Tushar Hiranandani: Only Taapsee, Bhumi had balls to say yes

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If one were to go by Bollywood's standard, Saand Ki Aankh is a clutter-breaking film. And as is the norm with any unconventional idea, the Taapsee Pannu and Bhumi Pednekar starrer has had a cumbersome journey from the drawing board to the big screen. As the film's teaser opened to praise yesterday, director Tushar Hiranandani says he has lived with the story of Chandro and Prakashi Tomar - the oldest women sharpshooters in the country - for the past four years. "I saw them on Aamir Khan's Satyamev Jayate. I had tears in my eyes when Chandro dadi said 'Tann buddha hota hai, mann buddha nahi hota hai'. I told Nidhi [Parmar, producer wife] that I will tell their story to the world." For the debutant director, the gritty drama is a departure from the scripts he has previously penned, including Masti (2004) and Ek Villain (2014). Director Tushar Hiranandani Also Read: Taapsee Pannu: I try to keep my life as real as possible "I have attempted every genre and I've enjoyed writing them al..
                 

Is Tabu's nephew Fateh Randhawa B-town ready?

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Tabu's sister Farha's son Fateh Randhawa is all set for Bollywood. There is tattle that Karan Johar might launch him. Those in the know say it could be Dostana 2. The filmmaker has yet to announce another male actor in the sequel to the 2008 film, which stars Kartik Aaryan and Janhvi Kapoor. Fateh is Farha's son with former husband Vindoo Dara Singh. Farha, who made her Bollywood debut in Faasle (1985), disappeared from the big screen after tying the knot with Vindoo. She is now married to actor Sumeet Saigal who is the ex-husband of Shaheen, Saira Banu's niece. Their daughter, actor Sayyessha wed Tamil star Arya earlier this year. That's some family tree! Also Read: Ajay Devgn shares a throwback photo with Tabu; caption is hilarious Vindu Dara Singh too shared the news on Instagram. Check out the post right away!       View this post on Instagram A post shared by Vindu dara Singh (@vindusingh) onJul 9, 2019 at 2:43am PDT Talking about Tabu, the actress was ..