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Vicky Kaushal turned poet and listened to sad songs after a break-up

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Vicky Kaushal has got candid about his break-up on the chat show, Midnight Misadventures With Mallika Dua. The actor says he turned poet and heard sad songs like Chalo Ek Baar Phir Se Hum Ajnabee Ban Jaaye. The Sanju star did not reveal the name of the girl, but said his break up story had its share of tamasha. Recently, Vicky was caught by the paparazzi with a woman at a suburban hotspot. Guess, his love life is back on track. Vicky Kaushal also shared an interesting trivia that he doesn't like to wear a watch while shooting for a project. "I wear a watch only if my character demands it, otherwise I don't like to wear one." In the truth or dare round, Vicky refused to share remuneration details and preferred to eat red chilli powder. Mallika says she is the "biggest Vicky Kaushal fangirl and been his fan since 'Masaan'. "For me, he is the perfect hero which Bollywood needs. He is phenomenally versatile and so good that whatever he does inspires me. His energy motivates me to take i..
                 

Sonakshi Sinha's mermaid photo from Maldives vacation is goals!

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Sonakshi Sinha has returned from her vacation in Maldives with her near and dear ones. The actress was on a photo-sharing spree from her holiday. Looks like the actress Sonakshi's photos from Maldives will certainly make you pack your bags and go off on a holiday at a scenic location. From fitting into the most beach-perfect outfits and posing by the shore, the actress' Instagram account is a one stop destination for her 'travelgram' pictures. Here are some more pictures from her Maldives vacation:       View this post on Instagram Mermaids exist ðŸ§ÂœðŸ¼‍♀ï¸Â #spiritanimal A post shared by Sonakshi Sinha (@aslisona) onSep 19, 2018 at 10:11pm PDT         View this post on Instagram It breaks my heart each time i have to leave this beautiful island, and even more so when the experience was unforgettable! Thank you @fairmont.maldives, will be seeing you again for sure!..
                 

Kunaal Roy Kapur: First episode points to actor's tryst with media

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In an interview with mid-day to discuss his upcoming show with Kunaal Roy Kapur, Rohan Sippy is quick to highlight an irony - his leading man is set to chronicle the journey of a supporting actor's life in Bollywood. Side Hero is Eros Now's first original show, and sees Kapur play himself in a fictionalised role as he attempts to make a mark as a lead actor, but is forced to settle for secondary roles. An array of topics - including his protagonist's trysts with bodyguards, producers and writers, apart from nepotism and misogyny - served as fodder for this comedy. But Sippy reveals that it is an actor's equation with the media that will make for the opening episode of the series. "It will chronicle how the media and actor work together for [film] promotions. Rohan Sippy The media's attempt to bag an exclusive [story], while the actor's effort to get coverage will also be tackled with. In our first episode, you'll see our protagonist inspired to be part of an event, merely because th..
                 

Aanand L Rai: Feel for Anurag, but we have to be practical

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Producer Aanand L Rai defended the decision to cut three smoking-related scenes from the film Manmarziyaan, stating that their non-inclusion does not "compromise" with its genre. His response came after director Anurag Kashyap took to Twitter and expressed displeasure over the move, indicating that he was not consulted before the decision was taken. Earlier, co-producer Eros had implied that the decision to cut the scenes were taken by the creative producer of the film, Colour Yellow Productions which is run by Rai. In a statement, Rai said, "These cuts were made on a call taken by Colour Yellow Team. I feel we need to understand that this controversy happened after the film has released which leaves the producers and studio extremely vulnerable (sic)." Rai and Kashyap The scenes in question had upset a certain section of the Sikh community and Kashyap, who is out of the country, had on Wednesday issued a "genuine" apology to those who were hurt. Rai said if the concept of the fil..
                 

'First man I started dating I actually ended up marrying'

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Malaika Arora says she is new to the whole dating scene. The star talked about dating when she appeared on talk show Feet Up with the Stars presented by Voot Originals and hosted by celebrity stylist Anaita Shroff Adajania, read a statement. Asked about her opinion on dating, she said: "I am very new to all of this. I've never ever dated, dated! The first man I started dating I actually ended up marrying." The actress, who was previously married to actor-producer Arbaaz Khan, has a son from that union. Talking about her son Arhaan, she said: "My son has an opinion about everything. My son's friends find me cool because I don't ever intrude or have too many do's and don'ts." Malaika Arora is considered one of Bollywood's fittest celebrities and is a regular practitioner of yoga, pilates. She is also known to follow a strict diet to keep in top shape. Malaika Arora is often spotted with her non-glamorous avatar, and she leaves no stone unturned to smitten her fans paparazzi. The actre..
                 

Richa Chadha faces racism in Georgia

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Indian actress Richa Chadha on Thursday took to Twitter to share her experience of meeting a "racist officer" at passport control while exiting Georgia. "Met a racist AF officer at the passport control, while exiting Georgia. Slammed my passport on the desk, twice...muttered under her breath in Georgian, yelled and asked me to hurry. Sad that people like her are the last ones we perhaps see on exiting the country," Richa wrote. She also mentioned meeting "the gentlest cabbie" here. and now... met a racist AF officer at the passport control,while exiting Georgia. Slammed my passport on the desk,twice... muttered under her breath in Georgian,yelled and asked me to hurry.Sad that people like her are the last ones we perhaps see on exiting the country... — TheRichaChadha (@RichaChadha) September 20, 2018 "He was so sweet, he changed my experience of the city, refused a tip, smiled throughout. We communicated only through gestures but I could feel his heart," she tweeted. Ri..
                 

When Claire Foy was denied entry to Emmy Awards after party!

7 hours ago  
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Actor Claire Foy, who bagged Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series at the recent Primetime Emmy Awards, was almost denied entry to the TV Academy's official after party. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Foy, 34, was making her way to Governors Ball when the actor was stopped by security personnel as her ticket was ripped. However, Jonathan Van Ness, the star of Netflix's Queer Eye, came to her rescue and explained the situation to the security. The THR reporter also posted about the incident on Twitter. "Just witnessed crazy #EMMYS moment: Queen almost couldn't get into Governors Ball. Claire Foy, best actress in drama winner, denied entry because of ripped ticket that prevented her team from entering back entrance until @jvn came to rescue after gushing over how much he loves her," the reported wrote. Foy and Van Ness had met moments earlier and he had even recorded a message for the actor's sister Gemma, who she said is a big fan of "Oueer Eye". "Be fabulous, b..
                 

Ayushmann Khurrana's name never came to mind: Sriram Raghavan

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Roping in Ayushmann Khurrana to play the role of a blind pianist in AndhaDhun may have seemed as unusual to director Sriram Raghavan as is did to cinephiles when news of this casting hit headlines. Raghavan tells mid-day that Khurrana was "quite opposite" to the image he held of his leading man. "I was thinking of various names and faces, but his name never came to my mind until he said he wanted to audition for the part. I asked him if he could play the piano, to which he said that while he knew [how to play] the guitar, he would learn the piano for the film. That enthusiasm, coupled with the fact that he is a musician, and so, in sync with the character, was an advantage." In order to slip into the part of a visually impaired person, a fair share of prep work began at home for the actor. "I read about the things that Al Pacino did to slip into the role of a visually impaired [in Scent Of A Woman], and used some of those tricks. I told Ayushmann to practise playing the part at home ..
                 

Neil Nitin Mukesh blessed with daughter

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Actor Neil Nitin Mukesh and his wife Rukmini were on Thursday afternoon blessed with a daughter, said a source close to the family. Rukmini delivered the newborn at the Breach Candy Hospital in Mumbai around 3:30 p.m. In April, Neil had announced via Instagram that they were going to become parents soon, and that they were "very excited" for the next phase in their life. "We are okay with a baby girl or a baby boy as long as the baby is healthy," Neil had earlier said in a statement. Neil married Mumbai-based Rukmini in February 2017. It was an arranged match and they had a courtship of one month. The actor, who is the grandson of legendary singer Mukesh and son of veteran singer Nitin Mukesh, is known for films like "Johnny Gaddaar", "New York", "David" and "7 Khoon Maaf". On the work front, Neil will be next seen opposite Adah Sharma in his younger brother Naman's directorial debut. The untitled film is a thriller drama. NNM Films and Madan Paliwal of MIRAJ will jointly produce ..
                 

Bigg Boss 12: Rakhi Sawant mocks Anup Jalota - Jasleen Kaur's relation

19 hours ago  
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Bigg Boss 12 has left its loyalists smitten by the twists and turns presented to them. The combination of unique pairing and solo contestants inside the house has got everyone excited. With three days passed by, there has been enough meat for the audience to relish on. First and foremost, it is 'Bhajan Samrat' Anup Jalota's relationship with his singer-student Jasleen Matharu. They have entered the house as a pair, and ever since then, the duo's relationship has been questioned by the inmates. Not only this, but it has also generated enough memes on social media. However, the latest one to join the bandwagon of commenting on Anup Jalota and Jasleen Matharu's relationship is Rakhi Sawant. The dancer-actress in her cringe-worthy English accent speaks about how unbelievable this pairing can be! Rakhi is amazed by the 65-year-old's relationship with the 28-year-old Jasleen Matharu. The item dancer has also made some bizarre comments on their relationship through funny videos.   ..
                 

Manoj Bajpayee: I don't let others' opinions affect me

20 hours ago  
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Actor Manoj Bajpayee, who has impressed the audience and critics alike with two back-to-back films "Gali Guleiyan" and "Love Sonia", says he doesn't let appreciation or criticism affect him. Manoj reminisced his journey right from his early theatre days to his National Award-winning breakthrough on the big screen on Tata Sky Acting Adda, read a statement. On handling rejection during his struggling days, Manoj said: "I believe a dream that doesn't let you sleep is worth living for. I do not let the opinions of others affect me. If a person praises my work, I humbly thank them and remain grounded. Similarly, if a person criticizes my work, I don't take it too seriously. "It is important to steer clear of feelings that depress you or bring you down. And, I do not give anyone the right to erupt these feelings in me." The actor, known for movies like "Satya", "Shool", "Gangs Of Wasseypur" and "Shahid", is known to seamlessly bring his own characteristics to his roles. "When I started m..
                 

Rajkummar Rao: Stardom can add pressure on you

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Rajkummar Rao's "Stree" has broken records and crossed the Rs 100 crore mark at the box office but the actor says he does not think he has achieved a "star" status in Bollywood. The actor is on a golden run, especially since 2017, with his film garnering not only audience's love but also box office points. "I just don't think about stardom, I have never thought about it that way. I like working, I love my job, and that's what I do. I can't work under pressure, all these things can add pressure. For me, it is my job and I strive to do it in the best way possible," Rajkummar told reporters. The actor was speaking at the success bash of "Stree" last night. Rajkummar said he was humbled by the response the horror-comedy received, though he never gets caught up in numbers game. "I don't really think about the box office but I want my films to do well. I knew that we've made a good film. However, none of us expected the film to do so well at the box office, and that it is still running ev..
                 

Vishal Bhardwaj tempted to compose song for Indian Idol contestant

21 hours ago  
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Filmmaker-composer Vishal Bhardwaj says he is tempted to compose a song, especially for "Indian Idol 10" contestant Salman Ali. During a "shaadi special" episode of the show, Vishal made an appearance with wife Rekha Bhardwaj. Vishal was stunned with the level of talent on the show and couldn't stop praising the contestants. Salman from Haryana particularly impressed the composer with his performance on "Dulhe ka sehra suhana lagta hai". "Salman Ali is a powerhouse of talent and I am tempted to compose a song, especially for him," Vishal said in a statement. I remember the time when I had composed a qawwali and travelled all over the country to find a singer, even overseas but how did I know that there was a gem in our country itself," he added. Catch up on all the latest entertainment news and gossip here. Also download the new mid-day Android and iOS apps to get latest updates This story has been sourced from a third party syndicated feed, agencies. Mid-day accepts no responsibil..
                 

Driving success through innovation

22 hours ago  
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What is the philosophy of Cinekorn Entertainment?At Cinekorn we believe in continuously offering a wide, innovative and unique range of content that keeps the audiences on the toes. We believe that thriving on innovative content is the key to a successful distribution house and thus we have forayed on such content. The dubbed market of bringing the south films to the north and the western Hollywood film in dubbed version to the north of the country was the key innovation and the success which complimented the philosophy at Cinekorn. Could you please describe the diverse range of current activities at Cinekorn?Cinekorn Entertainment is completely focused on production, distribution and allied media entertainment business. It is our dream as a company to not just look at distribution but also look at the production of quality cinema in Bollywood. Today Cinekorn has an outstanding library of more than 200 South Indian hit films mainly consisting of new releases dubbed in Hindi & othe..
                 

Neha Sharma: Perfect isn't real, embrace imperfections

22 hours ago  
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Women should be lifting each other up, not tearing each other down by pointing out imperfections or shaming someone for being confident, says actress Neha Sharma. The actress, who has featured in projects like "Mubarakan", "Teri Meri Kahaani", "Kyaa Super Kool Hain Hum", "Yamla Pagla Deewana 2", "Youngistaan" and "Tum Bin II", feels it is time for people to embrace imperfections. "With changing times, I feel people want to see actors look more real now. Perfect isn't real. We all have imperfections and everyone's body is built differently. I personally don't ever want to give a false image of perfection as I somewhere feel responsible," Neha told IANS over an email. "Growing up, I saw photoshopped images of people in magazines and felt inadequate. I don't want to do the same. Another thing that needs to change: shaming women who are confident. Someone that constantly post selfies or looks in the mirror is often seen as 'full of themselves' or 'big headed' or 'self-absorbed' but what..
                 

Richa Chadha in Georgia for Inside Edge 2

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Richa Chadha is in Georgia to start filming for the second instalment of Excel Entertainments Inside Edge. Richa will reprise her role as Mumbai Maverick team owner Zarina Malik. The show, which also stars Vivek Anand Oberoi and Angad Bedi, will soon begin shooting its first international schedule in the European country. The show received rave reviews, winning praise and accolades, including four wins at Indian Television Academy Awards 2017. "We are all excited to shoot in Georgia. I carried vegetarian snacks so I could survive here. It's a beautiful country with a lot of character. I am happy that season 2 (of the show) is going to be bigger and better," Richa said in a statement. The first season of Inside Edge ended with many cliffhangers leaving viewers guessing on the fate of many characters. Several questions were raised by the end of the season as it had viewers at the edge of their seats till the final episode: Does Vikrant survive the final blow? Will Arvind Vashisth ..
                 

Trailer of ALTBalaji's Youth Erotica X.X.X is out now!

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The trailer of ALTBalaji's upcoming web series titled X.X.X was released on Wednesday's midnight. Touted to be India's first youth erotica, the web series is sure to garner eyeballs and generate excitement amongst the audience, and the trailer promises exactly the same. Directed by ace director Ken Ghosh, X.X.X stars some of the most popular names from television namely, Rithvik Dhanjani, Shantanu Maheshwari and Ankit Gera amongst others, in an absolutely unadulterated, unfiltered and uncensored avatar. Watch the trailer here: It’s hot, It’s Sexy, It’s KINKY ðŸ˜‰#XXXUncensored trailer streaming now!#ALTBalajiOriginal | @kenghosh | @rithvik_RD | @shantanum07 | @officialaparna | @BabaJotwani | @AparnaaBajpai | @TheAadarGuy pic.twitter.com/Vq2K4BMMij — ALTBalaji (@altbalaji) September 19, 2018 Featuring five explosive fantasies, the series will offer an interesting and steamy mix of stories. Bringing to life the theme of the web series, the makers laun..
                 

TV actress Parul Chauhan all set to marry Chirag Thakkar

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Television actress Parul Chauhan became a household name with her stint as Ragini in the famous soap, Sapna Babul Ka – Bidaai. The actress, who is currently seen in the long-running daily soap Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai, is all set to tie the knot with actor Chirag Thakkar. In an interaction with Bombay Times, Parul Chauhan revealed her marriage date and spoke about her love life. "My family and relatives have been waiting for me to get married. Everybody had this question, so finally, yes, the time has come. I am getting married on December 12. We haven't zeroed in on the venue yet, but there will be a court marriage in Mumbai, followed by a small function in my hometown, Lakhimpur Kheri, Uttar Pradesh, and a get-together in Mumbai," said the actress to the daily. The couple met three years ago and are now all set to take the plunge. Talking about her equation with Chirag, she says that he isn't her boyfriend. "Chirag is not my boyfriend, he is my friend. We have not dated in ..
                 

Fryday song: Watch Govinda, Varun Sharma bromancing in Chotey Bade

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The first song from the upcoming comedy movie Fryday starring Govinda and Varun Sharma is out and it celebrates the spirit of bromance. Penned by Anurag Bhomia, Chotey Bade is sung by Mika Singh and Ankit Tiwari. The video features Govinda and Varun, dressed in matching black jackets and rapper pants, grooving to the loud and peppy party song. The singers of the track, Mika and Ankit, are also seen for a brief period in the video, where they can be seen shaking a leg with the actors. Check out the song right here: Varun Sharma took to Twitter to share the song and wrote, "As a kid I danced to his songs and dreamt of meeting him some day !! Who knew I’ll become his chote and Him my Bade.Gratitude! (sic)" Govinda is all praises for his co-star Varun Sharma. At a recent media interaction, Govinda said, "Varun is too good in the film, he performed fantastically. I kept telling Varun that if he and I reduce a few kilos, we are superstars!" Fry Day is written by Rajeev Kaul, who..
                 

Twinkle Khanna: Important for women to become financially independent

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Actress-turned-author Twinkle Khanna, who has been vocal about several social issues especially those related to gender equality, believes that the best way for a woman to empower herself is through financial independence. "We often tell women to speak up for themselves and to be fearless, but the fact is if you are not financially independent, then you have to toe the line and have to raise hand for the cheque," she said. "Economic independence is the primary thing for all women out there. They should not rely on someone else for their needs, all should become self-reliant," Twinkle said during the launch of her third book titled 'Pyjamas are Forgiving' on Wednesday. Organised by YFLO Delhi, the event was moderated by renowned journalist Barkha Dutt. Asked the reason for holding a political ideology different from her husband and actor Akshay Kumar's opinions, Twinkle responded by saying: "We all have a right to vote which implies we all have a right to have different opinions," she..
                 

Neha Kakkar weeps on the sets of Indian Idol 10

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Sony Entertainment Television's Indian Idol 10 is saluting the spirit of motherhood with its 'Maa' special episodes for the coming weekend. Famous lyricist Manoj Muntashir graced the stage and was mesmerized with the outstanding performances of the Top 11 contestants. Ankush Bhardwaj's heartfelt rendition of one of the timeless classics 'Meri Maa' song made everyone emotional including the judges Neha Kakkar, Vishal Dadalani and Anu Malik. Neha Kakkar was visible choked and couldn't control the tears from rolling down her cheeks. Ankush's parents gave him a beautiful surprise by coming on the sets of Indian Idol 10 after which he shared some of his childhood wishes. After performing on such an emotional song, Ankush gifted a Mangalsutra to his mother as she had to keep her mangalsutra on mortgage to buy medicines for Ankush's illness. An emotional Ankush also shared about his childhood days when his parents used to lift him up on their shoulders to cross the road. After such a soul s..
                 

Bigg Boss 12: Karanvir Bohra steps up to be a friend to Khan sisters

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The Khan sisters - Somi and Saba have been getting involved in fights right from day 1 itself. Somi and Saba were seen mock-fighting with Shivashish Mishra which seemed extremely genuine to the rest of the contestants. While it was a mock fight, Sreesanth and Urvashi were not too happy about the same. Then, on Day 2, they targeted Dipika Kakar and the issue of dividing work amongst the contestants. They later also got into a brawl with Dipika and Sorabh for not getting a towel to use. The housemates seem to be upset with the Khan sisters' behaviour. Amidst all the tension, the sisters only solace is Karanvir Bohra's support. Karanvir Bohra is seen as the peacemaker of the house ever since the first fight broke out. After a heated argument between Sreesanth and Khan sisters, Karanvir was the only one who has been cordial with them and has constantly been their support. Will this bond last or will Khan sisters' tactics sabotage this friendship too? To find out more, don’t forget..
                 

R. Madhavan and Hansika Motwane bag Style Icon Award

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Pantaloons SIIMA saw the superstars of the South Indian film fraternity come together to celebrate the best of talent from the Kannada, Tamil, Telugu and Malayalam film industries. Sangeeta Pendurkar, CEO, Pantaloons, said, 'On behalf of Pantaloons, we take this opportunity to congratulate all the winners of Pantaloons SIIMA 2018. Pantaloons, India's leading family fashion destination, is delighted to be associated with the seventh edition of SIIMA, a platform that globally recognizes the talent and work produced by our South Indian Cinema. Films and fashion have always co-existed, with one having the ability to influence the other. Moreover, as someone once said, when films tell a story, clothes become the words. We are happy that this partnership has brought together the best of fashion and the best of the film fraternity on the same platform.' Pendurkar felicitated actors R. Madhavan and Hansika Motwane with the 'Pantaloons Style Icon Award'. Styled by Pantaloons, the event was hos..
                 

'Will be interesting to return to Pyaar Ka Punchnama franchise'

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Divyendu Sharma did not want to limit himself as a comic actor post his debut in "Pyaar Ka Punchnama" but believes now would be a fun time to revisit the franchise. Divyendu, who became famous for playing Liquid in Luv Ranjan's buddy-comedy, said he decided for a genre change being fully aware of the popularity of the series. The actor did not return in the follow-up to the 2011 film as he feels he had nothing new to offer to the character. "I didn't want to do comedy back to back. I thought I would be slotted in the genre and hence I decided to take a break, explore other stuff. I had given my all to Liquid. I was aware I am saying 'no' to a hit franchise. "It was a hard choice to make but I knew I had to branch out. If I come back to that character today, I know it will be very interesting. Since I have explored the other side and shown people, they won't say 'I only do this.' If Liquid comes back to me, I will take it," Divyendu told PTI. The sequel had Kartik Aaryan, Sonnalli Sey..
                 

Henry Golding, Emilia Clarke to star in romantic comedy Last Christmas

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"Game of Thrones" actor Emilia will star opposite "Crazy Rich Asians" breakout Henry Golding in a new comedy, "Last Christmas". The film, a holiday rom-com, will be directed by Paul Feig, best known for helming movies such as "Bridesmaids", "Spy" and "Ghostbusters". The screenplay will be written by Oscar winner Emma Thompson along with Bryony Kimmings, reported Variety. A release date and further information is yet to be known, though Golding suggested in a tweet on Tuesday that the film will shoot in London at the end of the year. "Finally I can start getting excited and share the news... @paulfeig and I will be back to business in London at the end of the year," he wrote. Feig and Thompson will also produce the comedy alongside Jessie Henderson and David Livingstone. Best known for playing Daenerys Targaryen in HBO's epic fantasy series "Game of Thrones", Clarke, 31, was last seen "Solo: A Star Wars Story". Golding, 31, received a lot of praise for his performance in Jon M Chu's ..
                 

'Parineeti Chopra serious about pursuing singing'

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While their recent number Bhare Bazaar from Namaste England - that sees Badshah crooning while Parineeti Chopra grooves with gay abandon - climbs up the charts, the duo is already hard at work on a new single. The rapper reveals, "Pari has a great voice and is serious about pursuing singing. So, the idea of creating a song together came up in a casual conversation." Refusing to divulge any details about the single, he says, "We are attempting something that we haven't done before." The two previously teamed up for Heartless - the track had Chopra do a voiceover. Badshah adds that her inclusion in the song was a matter of destiny, not design. "She saw the video of Heartless when we were working on Namaste England. Before I could ask her, she said she'd like to be part of it." Badshah Also Read: Parineeti Chopra and Ekta Kapoor indulge in a fun conversation on Twitter Catch up on all the latest entertainment news and gossip here. Also download the new mid-day Android and iOS app..
                 

Jasleen Matharu's dad reacts to hers and Anup Jalota's relationship

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It's been two days since the most controversial reality show of Indian television, Bigg Boss 12 hit the marquee. The show has generated immense fodder, thanks to its contestants. But it's the pairing of 'Bhajan Samrat' Anup Jalota (65) with his student Jasleen Matharu (28) that has raised many eyebrows. The two have become a victim of social media trolling and has raised many questions in the house. Speaking about the same, singer Jasleen Matharu's father Kesar Matharu, spoke to News18 and said that the news came as a shocker to him. "I am not at all disturbed by the online bashing. She is a trained singer and had done various stage shows with many popular Bollywood singers. We belong to a very reputed family." "This news was a shocker for me as well as for my family. However, I don't want to comment anything on her personal life till I meet her. She is in the Bigg Boss 12 house and want her to stay positive and emerge as the winner of the show," added Kesar. He further said, "..
                 

Akansha Ranjan's birthday bash: Alia Bhatt, Krishna Shroff add glamour

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Alia Bhatt's best friend Akansha Ranjan Kapoor celebrated her birthday on Wednesday at a plush Mumbai hotel. Her birthday bash was attended by a host of Bollywood celebrities. BFF Alia Bhatt, Bhumi Pednekar, Krishna Shroff, Athiya Shetty, Patralekha, mommy-to-be  Neha Dhupia with husband Angad Bedi and Sushant Singh Rajput amongst others, were seen in happy attendance at Akansha's birthday bash. Sushant Singh Rajput at Akansha Ranjan's birthday bash. All Pictures: Yogen Shah Birthday girl Akansha Ranjan with her friends. Alia Bhatt with her stylist Neha Dhupia and Angad Bedi Apart from them, Soha Ali Khan was also seen with actor-husband Kunal Kemmu. Varun Sharma, Sophie Choudry and Kartik Aaryan also attended Akansha's birthday party. The youngsters' troupe had a ball inside the party. Earlier in the day, before hosting the birthday party, best friends, Alia Bhatt and Akansha Ranjan had gone on a brunch date. The actress had posted several pictures of the same on her Inst..
                 

Priyanka Chopra's Bhoga Khirikee to release on October 26

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Addressing a press conference on Wednesday, Priyanka Chopra's mother and co-producer Madhu Chopra said: "The film will be commercially released on October 26 across all theatres in Assam. We will also release it in most of East India, Mumbai and Delhi." The Purple Pebble Pictures of the 'Quantico' star, is "negotiating with other studios" to release the film in other parts of the country with sizable Assamese people, Madhu Chopra added. Made at a cost of around Rs 2.5-3 crore, 'Bhoga Khirikee' is directed by national award winning director Jahnu Barua and the star cast include Zerifa Wahid, Seema Biswas, Joy Kashyap, Sanjay Khargharia, Kasvi Sharma, Mohonned Ali Shah and Bishnu Khargharia. Talking about the film, Barua said: "It is a story of Assam and was with me for many years. I have updated it to suit today's context. 'Bhoga Khirikee' is from the core of my heart. It is a very special story." Chopra said that the film is about trust and hope between people, while the music comp..
                 

Taimur Ali Khan and Aadar Jain playing football is the cutest thing!

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Taimur Ali Khan is the cutest star kid and his every image is proof enough! If not roaming down the streets with his nanny, and visiting grandmom, Taimur is often spotted spending some time playing his favourite sport, FOOTBALL! This little munchkin is often spotted playing with the ball either with his daddy cool, Saif Ali Khan, or alone, just kicking it all the way long! Now, Taimur was having some fun time at uncle Aadar Jain's house. On Tuesday, Taimur Ali Khan visited the uncle Aadar Jain's house to celebrate Ganpati, but after seeking blessings from the Lord Ganesha, Taimur got back to his drill. Aadar took Taimur's cute picture on Instagram. He posted, "Taimur's Day Out [sic]"       View this post on Instagram Taimur’s Day Out A post shared by Aadar Jain (@aadarjain) onSep 18, 2018 at 5:33am PDT Taimur couldn't keep his feet off even for a while!       View this post on Instagram ðÂÂÂ..
                 

Bigg Boss 12: Amidst feud, Khan sisters find solace in Karanvir Bohra

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The Khan sisters - Somi and Saba have been getting involved in fights right from day 1 itself. Somi Khan and Saba Khan were seen mock-fighting with Shivashish Mishra, which seemed extremely genuine to the rest of the contestants. While it was a mock fight, Sreesanth and Urvashi Vani were not too happy about the same. Then, on day 2, the Khan sisters targeted Dipika Kakar Ibrahim and the issue of dividing work amongst the contestants. Later, Somi and Saba also got into a brawl with Dipika and Sourabh for not getting a towel to use. The house mates seem to be upset with the Khan sisters' behaviour.  Amidst all the the tension, the sisters only solace is Karanvir Bohra's support. Karanvir Bohra is seen as the peacemaker of the house ever since the first fight broke out. After a heated argument between Sreesanth and Khan sisters, Karanvir was the only one who has been cordial with them and has constantly been their support. Will this bond last or will Khan sisters' tactics sabotage..
                 

Ayushmann Khurrana's romantic track Aap Se Milkar for AndhaDhun is out

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After a series of successful song hits Like 'Paani Da Rang', 'Saadi Galli Aaja' and 'Nazm Nazm' amongst others, Ayushmann Khurrana is back with a romantic melody ' Aap se milkar 'for his upcoming next AndhaDhun featuring Ayushmann Khurrana and Radhika Apte . Aap Se Milkar' is written by Jaideep Sahni and composed by Amit Trivedi which is shot at Francos the bar in Mumbai. A romantic song which shows the love chemistry between Ayushmann and Radhika moving around the city , Ayushmann is super excited about this song since its first association with Sriram Raghavan. Interestingly, the actor plays a musician in the film however with a twist. Ayushmann Khurrana plays a blind pianist in the film . A love connection with Radhika Apte and an unknown relationship with Tabu in the film with Ayushmann has left the audience with curiousity . AndhaDhun stars celebrated actress Tabu in a pivotal role. The actress will be seen in a grey character once again after Drishyam . The film also features..
                 

Kanika Kapoor: Indian women will relate to Cheater Mohan

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Singer Kanika Kapoor says modern-day Indian women will relate to her song "Cheater Mohan". "'Cheater Mohan' is a song that I would personally love to hear as an audience on a fun night out," Kanika said in a statement. In the song, "Cheater Mohan" calls out heartbreakers and troublemakers, but with quirky lyrics and in a fun way. "The lyrics are quite interesting and I do feel the modern-day Indian women will relate to it . We've all encountered these situations at different phases in our life and we wanted to capture that essence and package it into a peppy, vibrant and very enjoyable party song,a she added. Kanika is known for hit tracks like "Baby doll", "Chittiyaan kalaiyaan", "Desi look", "Nachan farrate" and "Da da dasse". Catch up on all the latest entertainment news and gossip here. Also download the new mid-day Android and iOS apps to get latest updates This story has been sourced from a third party syndicated feed, agencies. Mid-day accepts no responsibility or liabilit..
                 

Sunny Leone: Women should speak for themselves

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From being an adult star to playing the lead role in Bollywood films, actress Sunny Leone aka Karanjit Kaur, who fought several hardships throughout her career, believes women should stand up for their rights. "Women should speak up for themselves. They should say whatever they feel and do whatever they want to do. "Every girl should pursue their passion and follow their dreams. And these small choices will strenghthen our women and will make them more confident," the "Jism 2" actress told media, who was present at Madame Tussauds here on Tuesday to unveil her wax statue. Sunny also said that to bring a change in the society, people first should change themselves. "In homes, women must feel free to express what they want to say. If they don't want to wash dishes, they can confidently ask husbands to wash the dishes. Making small choices will change the status of women in our country and I believe it should happen in homes first. Sunny's wax figure has been made with the aroma of h..
                 

Thugs of Hindostan: Watch Fatima Sana Shaikh as daredevil Zafira

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Yash Raj Films' Thugs of Hindostan promises to present the audience a jaw-dropping, larger than life, never seen before visual extravaganza. Having pulled off an incredible casting coup by bringing two of the biggest legends of Indian cinema, Amitabh Bachchan and Aamir Khan on the silver screen for the first time, this film is the most awaited release this year on Diwali. Today, YRF unveiled the first look of the skilled warrior Zafira played by Fatima Sana Shaikh. Zafira is fiery and stunning. She is an extremely talented fighter and specialises in combat by bow and arrow. Zafira has perfect accuracy and she doesn't miss a target, ever. Fatima Sana Shaikh as Zafira brings vigour and freshness to Thugs of Hindostan, the most anticipated film of the year. The film is set to treat audiences with an exciting, visually stunning cinematic experience on the big screen that promises to light up this Diwali with action, thrills and an adrenaline pumping adventure. Aamir Khan also took to T..
                 

See Photos: Sharman Joshi roams around Mumbai with missing posters

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Sharman Joshi stepped onto the roads in Mumbai as part of a promotion of his forthcoming film Kaashi in Search of Ganga, and says it was an exciting experience. Sharman started the promotion by getting onto the road with the poster of the girl Ganga (his sister) who is missing in the film. The actor was also seen approaching some cops to help him find her at Juhu Beach. "A very exciting day indeed just to see that people connected with the missing posters... And I was revealing the part that this was actually a part of the film," Sharman said in a statement. "They showed a lot of interest in that which was wonderful. It was a fruitful day and hope for many more in the coming days," he added. Check out some pictures from the promotional activity here: Sharman Joshi promoting his film Kaashi In Search Of Ganga at Versova (Pic/Yogen Shah) Sharman Joshi promoting his film Kaashi In Search Of Ganga at Versova (Pic/Yogen Shah) Sharman Joshi promoting his film Kaashi In Search Of Ganga ..
                 

Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas holidaying in the ranch, see photos

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Life's turning out to be a vacation for Priyanka Chopra and fiance Nick Jonas. After recent trips to Mexico and Malibu, the couple is currently in Texas. Accompanying them is Nick's brother, Joe, and their friends. They are holidaying at a ranch in the cowboy state. When not horse riding and having barbecues, they are exploring the countryside. Priyanka has been sharing snapshots on Instagram, one of which has her sitting on Nick's lap. PeeCee took some time out from her much-needed holiday, and posted a few pictures that will surely leave you with envy! The Desi girl posted a pretty picture along with Nick and Joe, "Stay cool. @nickjonas @joejonas #cowgirl [sic]"       View this post on Instagram Stay cool. 😎 @nickjonas @joejonas #cowgirl A post shared by Priyanka Chopra (@priyankachopra) onSep 17, 2018 at 11:55am PDT The Cowboys were all smiles as they shared their ranch life with their fans! Priyanka Chopra also p..
                 

Nora Fatehi to sing an Arabic adaptation of Dilbar

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Nora Fatehi has been busy basking in the glory of Kamariya from her film Stree which has been getting a lot of love and attention. The Bharat actress has been riding a success wave after the release of her song Dilbar which continues to break records and top charts all across the world. Currently, Nora is busy with something bigger and absolutely unexpected. The actress is diversifying and heading the pop star way. Nora, who has a massive fan following not just in the subcontinent but in the Middle East too, has decided to give her fans something absolutely fresh and is set to introduce a new side of hers to the world. The actress will make her debut as a singer. Nora is set for a massive international collaboration with the Arabic brand, ‘Fnaire.’ The Hip Hop and Rockband are extremely popular in the Middle East, Africa and North American markets. They are also music producers and have launched many successful stars. Nora will be one such Pop Star. Her first song will be..
                 

Urmila Matondkar's song Bhoot Hoon Main comes back to haunt

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Over 15 years after the release of Bhoot (2003) featuring Urmila Matondkar and Ajay Devgn, the film finds itself in news again. mid-day has learnt that the movie's title track, Bhoot Hoon Main, has been recreated for another supernatural thriller, Lupt, which stars Jaaved Jaaferi and Vijay Raaz in lead roles. While the original was picturised on singer Sunidhi Chauhan, the reimagined version features actor-model Natasa Stankovic. Choreographer Shabina Khan, who helmed the original dance number, was entrusted to give a new spin to her creation. "Bhoot Hoon Main was my first song as a choreographer and luckily, it became a hit. It is a bigger challenge to cross your own milestone and I hope viewers will give us the same love for the recreated song as well," says Khan. Having assisted Ram Gopal Varma previously, Prabhuraj feels it's only fitting that his maiden directorial venture feature a song from his mentor's film, "Since it's essentially a horror film, we were thinking of creating ..
                 

Jack Black is the new magic man!

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One of Hollywood's most loved and versatile actors, Jack Black is back with yet another stellar role in his next - The House with a Clock in its Walls. He is seen playing a wizard and creating an entirely magical experience on the big screen. To ensure he got the character and its nuances down pat, he decided to learn the "tricks of the trade" from none other than master puzzle and illusion maker David Kwong. Kwong who's an ace with building illusions for film and TV imparted some of his knowledge and tricks to Jack Black himself. To create and deliver that skilful deception or what's referred to as the quintessential sleight of hands in the wizardry world, Black knew he needed to learn what it means to perform what we in India call - haath ki safai. Talking about taking up a few lessons magician and illusion creator David Kwong, Black said, "it all really comes down to fingers and hand dexterity and I learned from a master David Kwong." Continuing the tradition of Amblin classics wh..
                 

Richa Chadha and Neil Nitin Mukesh too busy to care for Ishqeria

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Richa Chadha and Neil Nitin Mukesh are too busy to promote their upcoming film, Ishqeria. As a result, producer-director Prerna Wadhawan is doing the rounds solo. Neil says he's tied up with brother Naman's upcoming directorial debut. Richa says she's busy with her next, Shakeela. Their no-show is not exactly a surprise. This is what happens when a long-completed film releases after a gap. Most actors lose interest in it and refuse to promote it. Perhaps they should take a cue from Ranbir Kapoor who famously said, "An actor chooses a film and should take responsibility for it." Seeing the light of the day four years after the filming had concluded, we hear, Ishqeria will simultaneously hit screens in India and China, making it the first Indian movie to do so. Producer Yusuf Shaikh told mid-day that the film has received the green light from the Censor Committee in China. A chain of distributors, we're told, watched the film to zero in on who will pick it up. "Chinese distributors ar..
                 

Rishi Kapoor and Juhi Chawla to team up again for family comedy

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Long-time collaborators Rishi Kapoor and Juhi Chawla are set to reunite on screen after over two decades for a family comedy. The duo was last seen together in Daraar (1996). The untitled film will be co-produced by Sony Pictures International Productions in India and MacGuffin Pictures, a press release said. The movie will be directed by debutante Hitesh Bhatia. Set in Delhi, the production on the film has just begun. Bhatia has co-written the film with Supratik Sen. Vivek Krishnani, Managing Director, Sony Pictures Entertainment, India said they are excited to collaborate with Kapoor after the success of 102 Not Out. "As we continue to ramp up our local production slate with a keen focus on stories that audiences have never seen before, we are extremely thrilled to get started on this family comedy. The moment our partners Abhishek Chaubey and Honey Trehan brought the story to us - we were sold on the idea," Krishnani said. Abhishek Chaubey, Partner, MacGuffin Pictures said he is ..
                 

Varun Dhawan meets 'real life hero' on sets of KBC

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Actor Varun Dhawan met "real life hero" Sudha Varghese, who is fighting against untouchability. Varun has shot for an episode of Kaun Banega Crorepati 10, hosted by megastar Amitabh Bachchan, read a statement. During the show, he said: "It makes me wonder that even in today's time where things are moving forward both technologically and industrially, the virus of untouchability and gender inequality are still present. "How can someone not know what they are doing is a crime or not? I really believe in equality between both the genders and also, that the male gender still has poor understanding of it. "But to know that there are personalities like Sudha Vargheseji fighting for such a great cause... is very inspiring. We are heroes on the screen, but people like Sudhaji are real life heroes." The KBC Karamveer episode will air on Sony Entertainment Television on Friday. Catch up on all the latest entertainment news and gossip here. Also download the new mid-day Android and iOS apps t..
                 

Behzad Khambatta enjoyed working with Sunny Deol

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Director Behzad Khambatta says working with actor Sunny Deol in Blank was an enriching experience. "I'm very lucky to have such an amazing team support me for my first film as a director, especially Tony D'souza. It has been an overwhelming experience to work with the entire cast and crew of 'Blank'," Behzad said in a statement. "The experience of Sunny Deol sir has taught me a lot and it has been a sheer joy to watch the talent of Karan Kapadia unfold on screen," he added. Dimple Kapadia's nephew and late actress-designer Simple Kapadia's son Karan will make his Bollywood debut with the film. "Blank', presented by Carnival Motion Pictures and EaseMyTrip.com, is an Echelon Production and also produced by Shrikant Bhasi, Nishant Pitti, Vishal Rana and D'souza. It will release on January 11 next year. Catch up on all the latest entertainment news and gossip here. Also download the new mid-day Android and iOS apps to get latest updates This story has been sourced from a third party sy..
                 

Salman Khan and Iulia Vantur mobbed at Jaipur airport, see photos

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Salman Khan had reached Jaipur to inaugurate a centre for special children. The star wasn’t alone, he was accompanied with rumoured girlfriend Iulia Vantur along. Upon seeing the two at the Jaipur airport, the crowd went bonkers and mobbed the two. There was immense security with police personnel on duty. The centre inaugurated by Salman Khan is owned by actress and former Rajasthan tourism minister Bina Kak. The superstar shares a close bond with her and is seen making appearances in Salman’s films like God Tussi Great Ho, Maine Pyaar Kyun Kiya, Salaam-e-Ishq amongst others. Later in the evening, Khan was expected to attend a programme which featured dance performances by the children, who have been trained by choreographer Shiamak Davar. It is also believed that Salman Khan will participate in a dance medley. Talking about Iulia Vantur, she is always spotted with the Khan family. Although there is nothing official yet, Iulia is a part of all important functions a..
                 

Koffee With Karan 6: Karan Johar all set to ask controversial questions

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The sixth season of Karan Johar's talk show, Koffee with Karan is all set to entertain the audience with all the inside 'gupshup' from October 21. The filmmaker's chat show is a one-stop for all the controversies that happen in Bollywood. Finally, the show's makers have released its promo, where the host of the show, Karan Johar being the boy, is unafraid of asking any kinds of questions. "I'll admit to asking all the wrong questions if you admit to loving the answers," asks Karan Johar in the promo as he winks towards the end. Watch the promo here: There is a tentative guest lists appearing on the coveted show. Many Bollywood actors have also confessed that they feel "privileged" to be invited on the chat show. Koffee With Karan is one-stop for all juicy and meaty gossips from and within the glamour world, where the Bollywood celebrities spill the beans about relationships and break-ups. The show has a history of mending and breaking relationships, such is the impact! From Priya..
                 

Bigg Boss 12: Fans feel Bigg Boss was unfair to Karanvir Bohra

2 days ago  
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With an interesting mix of celebrities & commoners, we can only wait for time to pick our favourites of the season. Apparently, actor Karanvir Bohra who was the first to enter the house has already struck a chord with the audience & got them talking. The premiere episode that aired last night had a gimmicky segment where the inmates were given 'top ki salaami' which in the literal sense means a salute but it was a mere prank where the contestants' faces were blackened. What was meant to bring comic relief didn't go down well with the viewers who immediately took to Twitter after Karanvir fell prey to their tricks. Twitterati was quick to bash the show for going too far with the joke. Some tweets read as:- Ex-Miss India Simran Kaur Mundi tweeted:- I am sorry but I did not like what happened with #KaranvirBohra ...hes such a senior actor and seems like a genuine nice guy. Not cool. Sarita A Tanwar I think #KaranvirBohra is going to be a fav this season. #BiggBoss12 Kripa - ..
                 

Bigg Boss 12: Hiten Tejwani, Hina Khan spice up BB press conference

3 days ago  
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The Bigg Boss house mates can never be friendly with everyone, but to have differences creep up within hours of being locked up is unbelievable. The first task of the season titled - BB press conference - where the celebrities who entered the house as single will challenge the Vichitra jodis who in their view is weak and should be nominated. The other housemates who are not on the hot seat will be playing the role of press who will be expected to pose strong questions to them and vote for the one who argues the best and can prove their point strongly.  To amp up the entertainment level and to have an unbiased view, ex-contestants Hina Khan and Hiten Tejwani enter the house as Sanchalaks of this task. The duo's role will have a pivotal role in this week's nomination. Amidst all the madness, Anup Jalota and Jasleen Matharu's Jodi has already become the bone of contention in the house. While Anup and Jasleen state that there are many relations other than being a couple, the curiou..
                 

Varun and Anushka signed as ambassadors of Skill India Campaign!

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Varun Dhawan and Anushka Sharma, through their much awaited film Sui Dhaaga - Made in India are saluting India's entrepreneurs and skilled workforce, especially homegrown artisans, craftspeople and weavers, who are making the country proud the world over. Dhawan plays a tailor named Mauji and Anushka plays his wife and embroiderer Mamta. Innocent yet ambitious, they dream big of making a name for themselves. The Sui Dhaaga stars have been signed on to promote and endorse the Skill India Mission, chaired by the Hon'ble Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi. The film highlights the untapped potential of India's talented craftsmen and skilled workers at the grassroot level and the challenges and issues faced by them. Varun and Anushka, the star cast of the film, have partnered Skill India and will dedicate time to promote India's skilled talent and their fine work by engaging with them across different parts of the country. Speaking about this association, Shri Dharmendra Pradhan, Mi..
                 

Nick Jonas celebrates birthday with table read of 'Dessert First'

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Keeping his birthday celebrations alive, singer Nick Jonas narrated his first ever play, 'Dessert First' to over a dozen studio executives and film producers, whom he invited over for a table read on Sunday. According to Variety, the 'Right Now' singer started to write the play in 2017 while on the sets of 'Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle'. Post his solo album debut at No. 2 in 2016, his attention now hovers around film and theatrical projects. In regards to that, Jonas developed 'Dessert First' via his newly formed production company. The guests included Nina Dobrev of 'The Vampire Diaries' fame, 'Saturday Night Live' star Molly Shannon and Damian O'Hare of 'Pirates of the Caribbean' to name a few. Jonas will be next seen in 'Chaos Walking' and 'Midway' which are set to be released in 2019. Catch up on all the latest entertainment news and gossip here. Also download the new mid-day Android and iOS apps to get latest updates This story has been sourced from a third party syndicated ..
                 

Exclusive: Sai Tamhankar on Love Sonia: It took a toll on mental health

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Sai Tamhankar, a name that everyone connects with. She has the aura of a girl-next-door. The actress, who started her career from Marathi television industry, is now reaching places owing to her talent and credibility. From dabbling in all kinds of cinema with the language being no barrier, Sai's film, Love Sonia, which has won accolades for its powerful and hard-hitting content in the international market, is running in theatres since September 14. In the trailer, your character comes across as a layered one, please tell us what role do you play on the film?I play the character called Anjali. Anjali acts as a FedEx to the brothel in Bombay. As you rightly said, yes it's a layered character. Anjali probably must have been a victim and whatever she is today, her life, her situations have made her that way. She is a survivor. However, probably she won't do things, which are ethical or morally correct to survive. So, that's Anjali. It's very crucial for actresses to remain fit and healt..
                 

'The Girl In The Spider's Web' trailer 2 out!

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A brand new trailer of the Claire Foy-starrer 'The Girl In The Spider's Web' is out and it gives a closer look at the titular outcast vigilante's past. The action-packed trailer lives up to its thriller/mystery tag with a sneak peek of the amazing action sequence and catchy background music. Directed by Fede Alvarez, the film is an adaptation of David Lagercrantz's novel. The screenplay is penned by Steven Knight, Alvarez and Jay Basu. The cast list of the film also includes Lakeith Stanfield, Sylvia Hoeks, Stephen Merchant, Claes Bang, Christopher Convery, Synnove Macody Lund, and Vicky Krieps. The film is scheduled to release on November 9 in America, while international rollout will begin in October. Catch up on all the latest entertainment news and gossip here. Also download the new mid-day Android and iOS apps to get latest updates This story has been sourced from a third party syndicated feed, agencies. Mid-day accepts no responsibility or liability for its dependability, trus..
                 

Lisa Ray announces birth of her twins via surrogacy, see first photo

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On Monday, actress Lisa Ray took to her Instagram account to announce the birth of her twin daughters via surrogacy. The Indo-Canadia actress wants to highlight that speaking about surrogacy in the open will slowly vanish the stigma attached to it.       View this post on Instagram Courtesy @bombaytimes: ‘Lisa shared, “Every new phase of life challenges my openness and the ability to adapt with each new experience.” Lisa and Jason have named their daughters Sufi — the mystic — and Soleil — the French word for ‘sun’. They were born via surrogacy in Tbilisi, Georgia, in June. “It has been an arduous and interesting experience. Having been diagnosed with multiple myeloma (a form of blood cancer) in 2009, which requires me to be on a lifelong dose of medication, pre-empted the possibility for me to carry children myself. Fortunately, technology has progressed where there are choices and new possibilities for ..
                 

Karanvir Bohra: This 'Bigg Boss' experience will help me grow

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Before entering the Bigg Boss 12 house, actor Karanvir Bohra, who is quite active on social media, shared how difficult it would be for him to live without his phone. "Not being able to connect with outside world and not being able to use phones will be difficult. Sustaining just on inter-personal communications is going to be hard," Karanvir told IANS over phone from Mumbai. He also feels that people have become slaves to the luxury and it is important to get detoxed from social media sometimes. The 36-year-old said: "Overdose of something is harmful and in today's time we all have become slaves to the luxury. Living away from social media will help me in understanding myself more. This 'Bigg Boss' experience will test me in every aspect and will help me grow." Apart from the gadgets, he will miss his twin daughters the most. "My babies are so attached to me and when they will realise that dad is not with them, they will feel bad (though they won't be able to express but I know it ..
                 

Shakti Mohan and Aparshakti Khurana come together for 'Break A Leg'

3 days ago  
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A dance and entertainment venture will mark dancer-choreographer Shakti Mohan's foray into production for the web. Break A Leg is being touted as a show that will see Mohan bring together two "non-dancer celebrities" to attempt a dance form they've never given a go at. Mohan's friend of eight years, Aparshakti Khurana is set to open the four-episode season along with stand-up comedian Abish Mathew. Confirming the news to mid-day, Khurana makes his fondness for Mohan evident when he says, "I've known her because I was a friend of her sister [singer Neeti Mohan], and have been a fan of the path-breaking work that Shakti has been doing. The episode will see Shakti, Abish and me come together, and, I think, a collaboration of a dancer, actor and comic is always interesting. I'm a bhangra dancer. But Shakti comes from a different school of dance. So learning it was a unique experience." The series will also feature Namit Das in its successive episodes, he says. A fan of comedy shows, Moha..
                 

Rasika Dugal talks about Saadat Hasan Manto's daughters' India trip

3 days ago  
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Days after mid-day reported that Nandita Das was keen to have Saadat Hasan Manto's daughters — Nighat Patel, Nuzhat Arshad and Nusrat Jalal — by her side at the India premiere of Manto, the director's wish has been realised. Jalal and Arshad landed in Mumbai on Saturday, giving them enough time to bond with actors Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Rasika Dugal, who play Manto and wife Safia in the biopic. Rasika Dugal with Nusrat and Shahid Jalal at Prithvi Theatre. Pic/Satej Shinde Talking to mid-day, Dugal says that Das had a single objective for their Sunday outing — to familiarise the daughters with the city that Manto lived in and loved. "Nandita took them on a walk in town, showing them places that their parents used to visit often. Nusrat aapa and Shahid saab [her husband] were moved by the gesture," says Dugal, adding that an evening at the city's much-loved theatre, Prithvi, was only fitting, given that they have inherited their father's love for art. "We sat i..
                 

'It's become easier to hire someone to date in this fast-paced life'

3 days ago  
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The past few months have seen him straddling the big screen and digital platform with ease — if his supporting act in Akshay Kumar's Gold was applauded, Amit Sadh also tasted success with his web debut, Breathe. The actor's latest offering, Baarish Aur Chowmein on Zee5, is also winning appreciation. "It's a pure love story," says Sadh about the Tigmanshu Dhulia-directed short film that sees him reunite with Taapsee Pannu. In what can well be described as an unusual premise — Sadh's character Siraj hires his landlord's daughter Neelu to be his partner — the film poignantly depicts the loneliness that comes with city life. Sadh believes the script reflects the state of today's generation that is so busy running the rat race, it has little time to nurture relationships. "Life has become fast-paced, and unfortunately, it's easier to hire someone to date. People lack integrity and hope that the next person they meet may be better. But I am pretty old school about romance..
                 

Mohnish Bahl's daughter Pranutan opens up for the first time

3 days ago  
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Bollywood has been abuzz with rumours that Pranutan Bahl, granddaughter of the legendary star Nutan and daughter of Mohnish Bahl, is set to follow in her illustrious family's footsteps. It is not surprising that Salman Khan, a close friend of Mohnish, has taken the youngster under his wing. In an exclusive chat with mid-day, Pranutan says, "I turned emotional when I heard Salman sir is launching me. I hugged my parents and my sister; I will always cherish that moment." The aspiring actor will feature opposite newcomer Zaheer Iqbal in a romance drama that will be produced by Salman Khan Films (SKF), Murad Khetani and Ashwin Varde. Salman Khan Given her impressive lineage - Pranutan is also the niece of Bollywood's leading actor Kajol - she is aware of the sky-high expectations that surrounds her foray into movies. Undeterred by the inevitable comparisons that will follow, she says, "My parents have taught me to be honest to my work. I know that there will be certain expectations. I p..
                 

Priyanka Chopra locks lip with fiance Nick Jonas on birthday

3 days ago  
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Yesterday, Nick Jonas turned 26. Priyanka Chopra's fiancé rang in his birthday with family and friends at the Angel Stadium of Anaheim, California, on Saturday night, where he performed post a baseball game. The two locked lips after Priyanka wished him on stage after the show. Nick had celebrated PeeCee's 36th birthday in July by proposing to her.       View this post on Instagram #priyankachopra celebrating her fiancé #nickjonas birthday on the stage last night ❤ï¸ÂðŸ˜­ðŸŽˆ How cuuuuuuute are they😫 it's my first time seeing Priyanka as this much of shyness as yesterday❤ï¸ÂðŸ¤£ They are so happy and so in love with each other❤ï¸Â At the end of the video he said "I got some lipstick on 😂" - #برÙŠانكا_تØ&ac..
                 

Made In China First Look: Rajkummar, Mouni as a Gujarati couple

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The first look poster of Rajkummar Rao and Mouni Roy's Made In China is out. The couple is all set to enthrall you with a new Bollywood drama. The makers of the flick released the first look introducing Rajkummar and Mouni as Raghu and Rukmini. Starring Mouni Roy as Rao's wife, the film is based on the life of a struggling Gujarati businessman (Rajkummar Rao), who embarks on a journey to China in order to make his business flourish. The hilarious journey and several lessons help Rao to become a successful entrepreneur. Rajkummar and Mouni is seen in a Gujarati avatar as they pose for the still. While Mouni dons a green saree with hair let open, Rajkummar is all smiles in a striped brown shirt, sporting a mustache. Meet Raghu & Rukmini ❤️This Independence Day be independent!🇮🇳#MadeInChina on 15th August, 2019!Mark your calendars!#DineshVijan @PVijan @Roymouni @bomanirani @MusaleMikhil @MaddockFilms @sharadakarki pic.twitter.com/kURjHjAppc — Rajkummar Rao (@Rajk..
                 

Veteran Malayalam actor Captain Raju passes away at 68

4 days ago  
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Noted Malayalam actor Captain Raju passed away here Monday morning, film industry sources said. He was 68. He is survived by his wife and a son. The veteran actor, known for his villain roles, had been undergoing treatment after he fell unconscious during a flight to the US two months ago, the sources said. RIP #CaptainRaju sir. Will always remember Pavanayi fondly. Thank you for the memories. We will miss you! pic.twitter.com/saOOpccK6f — Nivin Pauly (@NivinOfficial) September 17, 2018 Raju was brought to Kochi from a hospital in Oman where he had been admitted, they added. He began his film career in 1981 with 'Raktham' after retiring from the Indian Army and acted in over 500 films including Malayalam, Tamil, Telugu and Hindi. He is best known for his performances in Mohanlal-starrer 'Nadodikkattu', 'Oru Vadakkan Veeragatha' and CID Moosa. Catch up on all the latest entertainment news and gossip here. Also download the new mid-day Android and iOS apps to get latest upd..
                 

'Happy for people practicing different sexual orientations'

4 days ago  
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Adil Hussain, an actor, who has made India proud globally through his work, is all set to enchant the viewers with a yet-another hard-hitting film. Hussain has predominantly worked in independent films and believes that art is the only medium through one can spread love and understand each other, despite the geographical barriers. With many prestigious honours to his name, Adil is seen portraying the role of a farmer in Love Sonia. The film hit the screens on Friday, September 14. Tell us about your character in Love Sonia.The character is a member of the poorest of the poor in our country, that happens to be the farmer's community. The farmers that we all know, have been committing suicide in the last so many years and we haven't really woken up to this human tragedy. Imagine that 100 thousand doctors committing suicide in India and what would happen? But hundreds and thousands of farmers have committed suicide in India and nobody is waking up and taking serious actions to stop this ..
                 

Did you know Cher, Tom Cruise bonded over dyslexia?

4 days ago  
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Singer-actress Cher's fling with actor Tom Cruise began after they bonded over having dyslexia. "Then a bunch of people who were dyslexic were invited to the White House, and Tom and I are both dyslexic. We didn't go out till way later, but there definitely was a connection there," Cher told Event magazine. Cher told chat show host James Corden that Cruise was among her top five lovers ever but she refused to divulge any other details, reports femalefirst.co.uk. Cher said she is currently single and "on the lookout". Asked if she has a partner, she said: "Not... not this week. I'm still on the lookout. The problem I have with all the boyfriends lately is that I don't want to go any place with them because you can't keep a relationship going in this kind of goldfish bowl, where everything you do and every picture you have taken will be on Instagram. There's no way to keep something special." However, she still holds a flame for many of her ex-lovers, saying about Val Kilmer, "when we..
                 

Sunil Grover open up on working with Salman Khan in Bharat

4 days ago  
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Comedian-actor Sunil Grover says Salman Khan is an inspirational figure, and he is excited to work with the superstar in Bharat. "I have grown up watching his films. So when the opportunity came my way, I was a little nervous about it because he is a superstar and I thought how will I manage to match up with him," Sunil told IANS without divulging anything about his character. "However, when I started working with him, I realised that he is actually an inspirational person who gives every actor full space. I feel very excited and fortunate to work with him in the film," he added. Sunil says, "It is interesting that though there is so much riding on him, he moves around with such ease. He is acting in films, doing television, his other production work is going on, but he is always doing something fun with all of us," he added. Bharat, being directed by Ali Abbas Zafar, is an official adaptation of the 2014 South Korean film Ode to My Father. It is scheduled to release on Eid 2019. A..
                 

Ariana Grande shares Mac Miller's songs on Instagram

4 days ago  
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American singer Ariana Grande is continuing to grieve for her ex-boyfriend Mac Miller. The 25-year-old shared song ' Ladder' of the later rapper on her Instagram story. In the song, Miller raps, "somehow we gotta find a way/no matter how many miles it takes". The 'no tears left to cry' singer took a screenshot of the album artwork that featured Miller sitting on the ground in a pink suit. Grande added various rain cloud, heart and Bird GIFs to the post. In another Instagram story, Ariana shared track called 'Dunno' from Miller's recent album 'Swimming'. When the song came out, earlier this year, fans had speculated that the lyrics were about Grande.       View this post on Instagram i adored you from the day i met you when i was nineteen and i always will. i can’t believe you aren’t here anymore. i really can’t wrap my head around it. we talked about this. so many times. i’m so mad, i’m so sad i don’t know what to do. yo..
                 

AndhaDhun co-stars Tabu, Ayushmann Khurrana don't see eye to eye

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Director Sriram Raghavan knows all too well that the appeal of a thriller lies in its plotline. While the trailer of AndhaDhun has intrigued the audience, the director, along with lead actor Ayushmann Khurrana, has apparently decided to opt for minimal promotions to retain an air of mystery around the film. Not just that, we hear, Khurrana and Tabu, who play rivals in the movie, have been issued a diktat to stay true to their on-screen equation and not promote the film together. A production source reveals, "Usually, Ayushmann goes all out to promote a film. But Sriram felt that a restrained style of promotion would increase the audience's curiosity around the murder mystery. He doesn't want the stars to unintentionally let out a hint about the plot. So, the duo decided to go easy on publicity. Also, since Ayushmann is pitted against Tabu in the film, Sriram doesn't want them to be seen together at publicity events. He feels it decreases the impact of their on-screen rivalry. So, they..
                 

Baby on the way! Richard Gere, Alejandra Gere confirm pregnancy

4 days ago  
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Hollywood actor Richard Gere and wife Alejandra Gere are expecting their first baby. The couple received a special blessing "for precious to come" from Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama. Alejandra, 35-year-old Spanish publicist and activist broke the news by posting a picture on Instagram and captioned it: 'A very special moment just a few minutes ago... Getting blessings for our precious to come.. we couldn't announce it before telling HH Dalai Lama." In the photo, the Hollywood couple can be seen taking blessings from the Dalai Lama.       View this post on Instagram A very special moment just a few minutes ago... Getting blessings for our precious to come.. we couldn’t say it before telling HH Dalai Lama☺ï¸Â Un momento muy especial para nosotros hace unos minutos.. Muy feliz recibiendo bendiciones para nuestro preciado tesoro por llegar... no lo podía mencionarlo sin antes habérselo dicho a su SS Dalai ..
                 

Rajkummar Rao, Shraddha Kapoor starrer Stree enters Rs 100 crore club

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Dinesh Vijan's horror comedy, Stree has been a surprising winner since the day of its release. The movie which had a remarkable opening on day one stood strong each day, despite competition over two weeks! Made on a humble budget, Stree is a true winner for producers and partners involved. The film so far has earned 100cr (Nett India box office). Starring Rajkummar Rao and Shraddha Kapoor, the film created a huge buzz with its one of a kind story line. The critics and audiences have not stopped talking about this movie Stree is only the 9th film this year that has cruised past 100 cr. Dinesh Vijan shares, "It’s been such a great journey for all of us associated with Stree and achieving this feat makes us as a production house even more confident in backing the content we believe in. The feedback along with the box office numbers is surreal and I’m so full of gratitude at the moment! The excitement for sequel has already set in and we are working hard to ensure that we de..
                 

Selena Gomez would love to sing for Bollywood film

4 days ago  
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Singer-actress Selena Gomez is open to singing in a Bollywood film, and says it will be a beautiful experience. Asked if she would consider singing for a Bollywood film, she told IANS: "I've never been asked that! Why not, I think that would be beautiful." Gomez found fame as a child through a Disney show "Wizards of Waverly Place". She is known for making hits like "Come and get it", "The heart wants what it wants", "Bad liar", "Wolves" and "Back to you". As an actor and a voice-over artiste, she has been a part of projects like "Another Cinderella Story", "The Big Short", "Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising", "Monte Carlo", "The Muppets" and the "Hotel Transylvania" franchise. The first part of the film came out in 2012. The third part "Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation" was released in India by Sony Pictures India in July. Catch up on all the latest entertainment news and gossip here. Also download the new mid-day Android and iOS apps to get latest updates This story has been sou..
                 

Glenn Close: It's hard to think Guardians of the Galaxy without Gunn

4 days ago  
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Veteran actor Glenn Close says it is sad that "Guardians of the Galaxy" has lost James Gunn after he was fired by Disney over controversial tweets he posted in the past. The actor, who starred as Nova Prime in the 2014 film, says she cannot imagine the franchise without Gunn. "It's hard to think of it without him. It's sad. And it brings up, I think, some very tricky issues around this movement. I bring it up with every woman I talk to because I want to know what people feel, you know? 'Is that truly what we should be doing? ''Especially in this case, somebody who's known to ruin people for something that they wrote in a totally different context, what, 10, 12 years ago? What are we going to do, go back to our pasts and make sure that everything we said was politically correct? Who can live like that? I just think there's something wrong about that," Close told Empire magazine. The veteran actor said every human being is flawed, but that does not negate their talent. "We are very ..
                 

Shubha Mudgal: Music festivals introduce new artistes

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Music festivals create more listeners and provide access to new artistes with different repertoire, says Indian classical musician and Thumri singer Shubha Mudgal, adding she does not subscribe the usual notions of purity in arts. The 2000 Padma Shri awardee recently performed to a full house at Sahitya Kala Parishad's Thumri festival. Organised at the Kamani Auditorium, the three-day festival had Mudgal present the musical forms of 'Bol Banao Thumri' as well as 'Dadra'. "It is very heartening for an artiste to sing not just to a packed auditorium but also have listeners seated in the auditorium lobby listening to a live feed from the stage," the 59-year-old told IANS in an email interview. Mudgal, who has also been associated with Goa's Serendipity Arts Festival as a curator in 2016 and 2017, said she feels music festivals do popularise music. "In general, I feel festivals provide sustained exposure to the arts annually, create more listeners, and provide access to new artistes and..
                 

Kanye West to make movies?

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Rapper Kanye West may be venturing into film production. Kanye had filed legal paperwork, obtained by tmz.com, in August to launch a new company called Half Beast, LLC. According to the documents, Half Beast will be a film production company. He is also a fashion mogul and it looks like he's ready to delve into another industry. He also filed trademark paperwork in 2015 and 2016 for Half Beast to lock down the name for entertainment services, movies, books and more. Catch up on all the latest entertainment news and gossip here. Also download the new mid-day Android and iOS apps to get latest updates This story has been sourced from a third party syndicated feed, agencies. Mid-day accepts no responsibility or liability for its dependability, trustworthiness, reliability and data of the text. Mid-day management/mid-day.com reserves the sole right to alter, delete or remove (without notice) the content in its absolute discretion for any reason whatsoever..
                 

Matthew Perry is finally going home after being discharged

5 days ago  
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'Friends' actor Matthew Perry is finally heading home, spending last three months hospitalized after a gastrointestinal surgery. The actor revealed on Twitter recently about his hospital stay, writing, "Three months in a hospital bed. Check." The 49-year-old star penned his first tweet in nearly six months. A source said "He's good," reported People. In August, the news came out that the actor was recovering after undergoing a surgery. A rep for the actor told People that "Matthew Perry recently underwent surgery in a Los Angeles hospital to repair a gastrointestinal perforation. He is grateful for the concern and asks for continued privacy as he heals." A gastrointestinal perforation "occurs when a hole forms all the way through the stomach, large bowel, or small intestine. It can be due to a number of different diseases, including appendicitis and diverticulitis. It can also be the result of trauma, such as a knife wound or gunshot wound,' according to Healthline. A three-month be..
                 

When Ranveer Singh intimidated Bhumi Pednekar

5 days ago  
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Bhumi Pednekar finds actor Ranveer Singh's energy intoxicating. Bhumi spoke about Ranveer while talking about her days as a casting director when she appeared on talk show "Feet Up with the Stars" presented by Voot Originals and hosted by celebrity stylist Anaita Shroff Adajania, read a statement. "The most exciting audition was of Ranveer Singh for 'Band Baaja Baaraat'. I was intimidated by him, just his energy was intoxicating and he was owning it even back then," Bhumi said. The actress also shared her views on dating and love. When asked which celebrity would benefit from being on a dating app, she nominated herself. "I think I should be on Tinder! I have to travel and have a busy schedule, it's really tough," she said. And as for single women, Bhumi recommends taking a chance. "Just be out there. Go on dates, try them out, go have good conversation, you'll know." Catch up on all the latest entertainment news and gossip here. Also download the new mid-day Android and iOS apps to..
                 

Jacqueline Fernandez lights up California with her simple look

5 days ago  
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Bollywood actress Jacqueline Fernandez is currently having a gala time in California. The actress has been treating her fans and followers on social media with pictures from her visit yet again piquing the interest of the audience. With minimal makeup, the natural beauty has been lightening up the social media with her latest pictures. Jacqueline Fernandez took to social media to share pictures from her US trip saying, " Welcome to my secret garden home away from home".       View this post on Instagram Welcome to my secret garden 🌸🌸 #homeawayfromhome @airbnb #ad #lalaland A post shared by Jacqueline Fernandez (@jacquelinef143) onSep 14, 2018 at 5:37pm PDT Recently, the actress stirred the curiosity of the audience by posting pictures with Instagram blogger Amanda Cerny, leaving everyone wondering what's cooking! Jacqueline never fails to win hearts every time she appears on screen or on her social media with her eleg..
                 

Shraddha: Success of my contemporaries doesn't mess with my head

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Shraddha Kapoor says it has never happened that success of her contemporaries has played with her mind even when her own films were not working at the box office. After a string of low performing films such as "Rock On 2" and "Haseena", Shraddha struck gold with Rajkummar Rao starrer "Stree", which is on its way to cross the century mark at the box office. When asked does it bothers her when her contemporaries enter the Rs 100 crore or 200 crore club, Shraddha said in an interview, "No not really rather what I think is how can I be a part of films that will be good for me as an actor. "When 'Stree' happened, I reacted to the narration as an audience. I was laughing, enjoying and I knew I had to be a part of this film. It was as simple as that. Rest nothing is in my hand. I don't know which film of mine will do how much business," she added. The actor said the success of the film has not even "registered yet" and it is not going to change her script choices. "It (getting a hit) is a ..
                 

Sanya Malhotra showcases versatility with diverse characters

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Sanya Malhotra who was last seen in the blockbuster film Dangal alongside Aamir Khan and Fatima Sana Shaikh will b treating the audience with two distincts characters with her upcoming films Badhaai Ho and Pataakha. While the actress will be seen as the bold, badass Chutki in the rooted film Pataakha, Badhaai Ho, on the other hand, features Sanya Malhotra as the girl next door. After a dream debut in Dangal, Sanya Malhotra has been garnering immense appreciation for her versatile performances in the upcoming films. The actress will treat the audience with not just two different characters but different genres altogether as Pataakha is a comedy-drama and Badhaai Ho is a coming-of-age story. Sanya Malhotra has time and again treated the audience with her flawless dance videos which one can't stop watching over and over again. The actress is currently juggling between multiple projects and leaving no stone unturned to do justice to her characters. On the work front, Sanya will be seen ..
                 

Urmila Matondkar reveals her favourite childhood Ganpati memory

5 days ago  
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Actress Urmila Matondkar, who is a devotee of Lord Ganesha, has shared her favourite childhood Ganpati memory. "I really miss celebrating Ganesh Utsav in Konkan away from the noise pollution amidst nature. Also, the authentic modaks are from Konkan and the celebration there is very different from that of Mumbai. The actress took her excitement to Instagram, "Gudmorrning my lovelies Make sure u see me perform tonight at 8 to 8.30 on #starplus on “Adbhut Ganesh Utsav” It’s time to #shakealeg outfit @rezachirag #lovedance #showtime #dancer #dancewithme [sic]"       View this post on Instagram Gudmorrning my lovelies 😘 Make sure u see me perform tonight at 8 to 8.30 on #starplus on “Adbhut Ganesh Utsav” It’s time to #shakealeg 💃💃💃 outfit @rezachirag ❤ï¸Â #loveda..
                 

Sonam Kapoor reveals bedroom details with husband Anand Ahuja

5 days ago  
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Sonam Kapoor and Anand Ahuja are the 'it' couple of B-town. Ever since, they have tied the knot on May 7, 2018, the couple has been inseparable. Their PDA on social media proves that they are made for each other, and the duo has set some major couple goals for their fans. Talking about her marriage and spilling some interesting details about their relationship, Sonam revealed that she prefers "orgasm" over "foodgasm". All the secret marriage details were spilt in the interaction with fashion designer, Anaita Shroff Adjania for Vogue India. The revelations have left everyone surprised. When Anaita asked about Sonam her favourite role-play scenario, she said that husband Anand Ahuja does not has "much of an imagination" in bed. The Veere Di Wedding star also spoke about the kinkiest piece of clothing in her wardrobe, and, they are her corsets. In the same interview, Sonam also revealed that Anand Ahuja had initially tried to set her up with a friend. In fact, she proceeded to divulge d..
                 

Taapsee likes to conceptualize her promotional looks based on her films

5 days ago  
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Taapsee Pannu has always had a strong sense of fashion from slaying her vacation goals to wearing the coolest outfits while promoting her films. What many people have not realized is that she does a really cool thing with every film she promotes. The Pink actress chooses a theme for her outfits based on the film she's promoting. When Taapsee was promoting Judwaa, she wore outfits that matched her role in the film. They were glamorous and very western. For Soorma, Taapsee chose to wear athletically inspired outfits, to match her character of a hockey player in the Sandeep Singh biopic. The actress chose some amazing khadi and cotton prints for Mulk and wore a lot of sarees and suits that resonated her character, Aarti from the film. Now, she's rocking some Indian Boho swag with local designs on western cuts and is pairing it with old school oxidized jewellery for Manmarziyaan. Every character is depicted via these amazingly conceptualized outfits when the Naam Shabana actress ..
                 

Sayantani Ghosh roped in for KarnSangini

5 days ago  
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Actress Sayantani Ghosh will play Kunti, Karn's mother, in the upcoming show "KarnSangini". After doing the role of Satyavati in "Mahabharat" in 2013, the makers have roped her in for "KarnSangini". It is set in the backdrop of the Mahabharat and is the untold story of Karn and his wife Uruvi. "I said yes to the role because Kunti has a lot of layers to her character which is very challenging for me. I have played Satyavati in the previous 'Mahabharat' and I am the only one who has been retained from the cast," Sayantani said in a statement. "But this is a fictional story which will highlight the story of Uruvi - the outcast's queen who chose Karn over Arjun (both being Kunti's children). The show is different and I hope the audience likes it." "KarnSangini" is coming soon on Star Plus. Catch up on all the latest entertainment news and gossip here. Also download the new mid-day Android and iOS apps to get latest updates This story has been sourced from a third party syndicated fee..
                 

Radhika Apte: I admire Priyanka for fighting so many Hollywood battles

5 days ago  
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Actress Radhia Apte, who is going to make her debut in Hollywood soon, admires actress Priyanka Chopra and truly respects her global fame. During India Today Mind Rocks Youth Summit 2018 on Saturday here, Radhika said: "I admire whatever Priyanka is doing. She is doing an amazing job. She has been in Hollywood for a while and has fought so many battles there." However, she feels there is a dearth of south asian women in the world cinema. "If you go to Canada or Los Angeles, you will get to see many South Asians there but on screens they are so less in number. It is abnormal not to have much South Asians on screens. We need more people." Radhika also expressed that people should not only dream for Hollywood but also fight for equal respresentation in the world. "I want our generation to break stereotypes and I want Indians who are making their foray in Hollywood to get all kinds of roles. "It does not mean if you are brown in colour, you will only get to play Indian characters in In..
                 

Badshah: I always wanted to do something in music

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Rapper Badshah says he always wanted to enter the music industry, and did engineering only for his parents. "I always wanted to do something in music and went for engineering only for my parents. I had performed for the first time on stage for my college festival," Badshah said in a statement. "I still remember after a lot of begging we got an opportunity to open for Euphoria and were asked to perform for 15 minutes. When we started 15 minutes turned into 30 minutes then those 30 turned into 45; audience wouldn't let us go. It was a crazy night," he added. The rapper, known for chartbusters like "Saturday Saturday", "Chull", "DJ waley babu" and "Abhi toh party shuru hui hai", opened up about how his career in music started when he appeared on "Midnight Misadventures with Mallika Dua" hosted by comedienne Mallika Dua. The show will go on air with Badshah's episode on September 17 on TLC. Sharing her views about the rapper, Mallika said: "Badshah is one of the most intelligent and ent..
                 

Ankit Tiwari: I want to take my last breath on stage

6 days ago  
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Singer Ankit Tiwari, who has composed jingles and delivered hit songs for movies like "Aashiqui 2" and "Roy", wishes to take his last breath on a musical stage. "I have chosen music as a profession for myself. I have never felt any kind of burden or pressure on being a part of this industry. "Music is my passion. I love music and I have a wish that my last breath be on stage. I always want to see myself performing on the stage," Ankit told IANS over phone from Mumbai. On the auspicious occasion of Ganesh Utsav, the 32-year-old on Friday released his new single titled "Bey pinjara", which talks about freedom and inspiring people to take out time for themselves from their busy lives. Giving more details about the song, Ankit said: "This song is very special for me. I have poured out my heart and soul into it. "Through 'Bey pinjara', I want people to understand their value and want them to make their life an experience worth living. We face many hurdles in our life and somehow we get b..
                 

Kajol: I am not doing movies anymore which require me to cry

6 days ago  
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We watch her every couple of years or so on screen (her next film, Pradeep Sarkar's Helicopter Eela is round the corner). Over a career spanning 26 years, she's done 38 movies, a rather restricted filmography - if you compare, say, to young Taapsee Pannu, 29, who already has 37 credits on her IMDb profile.  Full-time mom, wife - that films come naturally to her is a given. She is the fourth generation female actor in her family (from mother Tanuja's side). We'd traced her fascinatingly inter-generational paternal roots in Bollywood, on Sit with Hitlist, with actor Rani Mukerji. But Mukerji is her second-cousin. We start this interview therefore with: Who is Mayuri?She is my mama's [Jaideep Samarth's] daughter. We lived with my mama and mami for a long time. So I've grown up with Mayuri, and her sister Madhura. They are Townies [from South Mumbai]. You might just know them. So be careful with what you say. Kajol gets chatty at the latest edition of Sit with Hitlist We spoke to y..
                 

Radhika Apte makes a splash at the red carpet of TIFF

6 days ago  
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Radhika Apte graced the red carpet of Toronto International Film Festival with her co-star from "The Wedding Guest" Dev Patel. Slaying the image of boss lady, Radhika kept her look simple yet classy with a striped dark blue blazer with blue denims. Bollywood's one of the most critically acclaimed actresses, Radhika Apte has carved a place for herself in not just the Indian film industry but also the digital streaming space. Besides short films and web series, the actor has also emerged as a popular choice for digital advertising campaigns, and currently is the face of a few popular brands. The actress currently is creating waves with her upcoming Hollywood venture The Wedding Guest which stars British actor Dev Patel in the leading role with her The film, written and directed by Michael Winterbottom, premiered earlier this week at the ongoing Toronto International Film Festival 2018. Over the years, Radhika has been known to portray characters that has resonated with her audience. ..
                 

Ameesha Patel trolled, called 'aunty' for flaunting her abs

6 days ago  
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Ameesha Patel has been flooding her Instagram account with snapshots from a recent photoshoot. The actor, 42, is flaunting her abs and kamariya. But trolls are having a field day calling her "aunty" and asking her to "act her age." Ameesha and Hrithik Roshan made their debut in Kaho Naa... Pyaar Hai (2000). Over 18 years down the line, Hrithik is still going shirtless and flaunting his abs. He can do it, but Ameesha cannot. Rather strange, na? Talk of double standards! Talking about her professional stance, Ameesha Patel will next be seen in Bhaiyyaji Superhitt alongside Sunny Deol and Preity Zinta. She also has her long-in-the-making home production Desi Magi in her kitty. When asked about Desi Magic's release, Ameesha Patel admits it has been a long journey. "By now, I should have been on the set of my next home production, but due to certain issues, the film is taking time. We changed the script to an extent and made the scale bigger and better. So, we are not really complaining a..