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Aamir Khan wishes the Master Blaster Sachin Tendulkar on his birthday

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Aamir Khan wished the 'God of cricket', Sachin Tendulkar on his birthday with a warm post. The actor posted a throwback picture of himself with Sachin on his social media handle, to express his love towards the cricketer on the special day. Considered the Mr Perfectionist of the industry, Aamir wished him sharing, "Hey @sachintendulkar , wishing you a very happy birthday. May this happy and special day return again and again! Lots of love.a."       View this post on Instagram Hey @sachintendulkar , wishing you a very happy birthday. May this happy and special day return again and again! Lots of love. a. A post shared by Aamir Khan (@_aamirkhan) onApr 24, 2019 at 3:45am PDT The actor's upcoming project Lal Singh Chadda will be a remake of Forrest Gump, which has gotten the fans excited as the actor aptly moulds into the character and often, delivers a blockbuster. Sachin Tendulkar and Aamir share a special friendship as the cricketer wished him wit..
                 

Jacqueline Fernandez wishes Varun Dhawan on his birthday

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Jacqueline Fernandez wishes her Judwaa 2 co-star Varun Dhawan on his 32nd birthday. Jacqueline and Varun are best of the buddies, bonded over the sets of Judwaa 2 where they have played the love interest of each other. One of the most energetic lead pair of Bollywood, Jacqueline Fernandez and Varun Dhawan had given a blockbuster hit of 2017 with Judwaa 2 which was loved by audience across the nation. The Race actress took to her Instagram story and posted an adorable picture with Varun. Take a look:  The eccentric Jodi had also made a buzz when Jacq of Hearts, Jacqueline Fernandez along with Varun Dhawan walked in for Ambani Diwali party. Being one of the warmest people in Bollywood, Jacqueline had thrown a success party for all the Judwaa 2 cast and crew. Recently the actress was spotted with her friend Amanda Cerny at a restaurant in Suburban Mumbai. Jacqueline and Amanda created waves with their pictures last year as Jacqueline visited the States and developed a bond ..
                 

Salman Khan gives us a sneak peek into the first song of Bharat

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After releasing the much-awaited trailer of Bharat, the makers have now released the teaser of the first song Slow Motion Mein from the movie where Salman Khan can be seen shaking a leg with his Jawaani Janeman, Disha Patani. With her sizzling avatar, Disha Patani is raising the hotness quotient in the first song, scheduled to release tomorrow from her upcoming movie. The song's video would feature not the female lead, Katrina Kaif but Disha only. Salman Khan posted the teaser of the song and the fans' excitement is already at its peak! Check out the teaser of the song here: Impressed by the audiences' exceptional response from all quarters, the makers of the movie are ready to unveil the first track of the movie, titled 'Slow Motion' in which Salman can be seen with Disha Patani, dancing on the catchy beats. Salman Khan posted the link of the teaser and wrote, "Life slow-motion mein jaane wali hai. #SlowMotionTeaser OUT NOW"       View this post on ..
                 

Shreyas Talpade lends a helping hand

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Having risen to fame with his brilliant acting in Iqbal as an aspiring young boy, actor Shreyas Talpade has always been a grounded individual in his real life too. Having found his footing in an industry even without a godfather, Shreyas understands the struggles faced by those who dream. So when a young girl with stars in her eyes looked up to him for financial help to take up her medical course, he didn't think twice before saying yes! The girl student is under the mentoring program of Vidyadaan Sahayyak Mandal, an NGO working towards fulfilling the dreams of education of underprivileged students since 2008. She was referred to Shreyas by Saanvi Social Welfare Organisation. Being a very bright child who scored 92% in her school, she aspires to be a doctor but lacks the financial backing she needs. Talpade stepped in here to shoulder the responsibility of one year's education for Shubhangi Shinde. Thrilled at the opportunity to study, the girl and her family were grateful and teary-e..
                 

See Photo: Priyanka Chopra Jonas flaunts her mangalsutra in style

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Priyanka Chopra Jonas is in happy space with husband Nick Jonas. The couple who exchanged vows in December last year has remained in the limelight thanks to their adorable social media PDA and outings. Recently, the actress shared a sleepy selfie that she captioned as 'Plane=Sleep', but what caught our attention was her exquisite mangalsutra. The 36-year-old was dressed in a lime colour attire which she teamed up with shades. The beautiful mangalsutra is made with four uncut diamonds forming a pendant. It has black and gold beads and a tear-shaped diamond in the centre. Priyanka certainly is never shy of expressing her love towards her husband. Just yesterday, she shared a "husband appreciation post" on Instagram. Sharing an adorable photo with Nick, the Bajirao Mastani actress captioned the pic, "U make me smile. I'm so proud of you! #number1 #husbandappreciationpost".       View this post on Instagram U make me smile. I’m so proud of you! #numbe..
                 

This is how SRK responded when his 'Anjaam' car stunts impressed a fan

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Shah Rukh Khan's taxi stunt from his 1994 psychological thriller film Anjaam caught the eye of a fan, who then took to Twitter to share it. The fan was clearly quite taken by how SRK managed to pull off the stunt, where the actor can be seen coming out of the trunk of a taxi and then dancing atop the vehicle. The fan, who goes by the Twitter handle 'SheronKaZamaana', had tweeted: "I will never stop being amazed at how SRK pulled this stunt off in which he comes out of the trunk of a taxi and climbs around it as he dances on its roof and bonnet...all while lip-syncing too. He makes it look so easy when it's quite dangerous in reality. #25YearsOfAnjaam" I will never stop being amazed at how SRK pulled this stunt off in which he comes out of the trunk of a taxi and climbs around it as he dances on its roof and bonnet...all while lip syncing too. He makes it look so easy when it's quite dangerous in reality. #25YearsOfAnjaam pic.twitter.com/t6gdJYjvGh — Raees...Dil Se (@She..
                 

Milind Soman to feature in fitness show

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Model-actor-fitness enthusiast Milind Soman is coming up with a fitness-based web series. The seven-episode series titled Listerine "Maximize Your Day" will highlight Milind's fitness regime in which he will be seen emphasising on the need for holistic health and wellness and how important it is to maintain proper physical as well as oral hygiene. "Many of us want to live a healthier lifestyle, but we think it is just about physical fitness or following a particular way of eating. Besides all this, there are parts of daily routine that we don't pay enough attention to - like the hygiene of our mouth," Milind said in a statement. "Our mouth is the gateway to our body and is actually the first step to being healthy. That's why I am very particular about my daily oral hygiene routine and strongly recommend that everyone make that extra effort." Maximize Your Day will stream on Hotstar from Wednesday. Catch up on all the latest entertainment news and gossip here. Also download the new ..
                 

Here's a look at all the iconic catchphrases from Game of Thrones

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As one of the most thrilling and entertaining series, Games of Thrones, has gripped the entire world once again, let's take a look with IMDb at the most iconic catchphrases from the show. "A Lannister always pays his debts" - But with certain terms and conditions. We often saw Tyrion and the other Lannisters using the phrase to show the power of money or sometimes, threats. "You know nothing Jon Snow" - The phrase is used by Ygritte seven times in the series, often reminding Jon Snow that he needs to think beyond the superficial. "The King in the North" - King in the North is an ancient title held for thousands of years by House Stark of Winterfell. The phrase was used 88 times by the first men to encourage their king. "Winter is coming" - The most popular phrase of Game of Thrones has been used 15 times in the series. The words carry a deeper meaning stating bad times are on their way. "Hodor" - Game of Thrones has rarely witnessed a more loyal character than Hod..
                 

Priyanka Chopra: Looks aren't everything

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Actress Priyanka Chopra Jonas, who has been named Beauty of the Year by People magazine, says she has realised that ‘looks arent everything. The actress, who got married to American singer-actor Nick Jonas, is one of the Beauties of the Year in People's Beautiful Issue. Priyanka has also realised that "in the world we live in, the standard of beauty is not really real". "And that's something that we have done to ourselves," people.com quoted her as saying. Looking back at the time she started working in show business, Priyanka said: "I think I realised what all it takes to actually look the way we do on magazine covers and the work we do. That's when I realised looks aren't everything, it's the confidence with which you walk into a room, it's the ability to do your job to the best of your capabilities." Her own definition of wellness revolves around skincare. "The way that I take care of my skin is to make sure to moisturise every day," said Priyanka, who made India proud by w..
                 

Fan says Deepika is the sexiest Bollywood actress, hubby Ranveer agrees

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Bollywood's leading lady Deepika Padukone is touted as the sexiest woman in Asia. One of her fans recently crowned her as the sexiest actress in Bollywood, and Ranveer Singh couldn't agree more. Deepika Padukone shared BTS pictures from one of her photoshoots and fans poured in their love with comments calling her the sexiest actress in Bollywood. While fans flooded her comments section, hubby Ranveer Singh also didn't miss the chance to appreciate his wifey. This is the picture that Deepika shared:       View this post on Instagram 💄 #BTS A post shared by Deepika Padukone (@deepikapadukone) onApr 23, 2019 at 5:23am PDT Here's how Ranveer Singh shared his excitement, "killin me, he wrote, and her fans crowned her as the sexiest actress by starting a poll. "WHO ELSE THINK THAT Deepika padukone is the most sexieSt actress in BOLLYWOOD.... (sic)" they wrote. Check out the comments below: Achieving one feat after anothe..
                 

Shraddha wishes her fellow Street Dancer Varun on his birthday

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One of the warmest actresses of Bollywood, Shraddha Kapoor has time and again given instances of her affectionate bonds with her co-stars. Giving yet another illustration of her affable bond with co-stars, Shraddha Kapoor wished her fellow Street Dancer Varun Dhawan on his birthday through an amiable post on social media. Juggling between shoots for his multiple films, Shraddha Kapoor wrapped the London schedule of Street Dancer along with Varun Dhawan and treated fans and followers with pictures and videos from the fun-filled schedules. Taking a leaf from the bond shared by the duo, Shraddha Kapoor wished her co-star saying, "Happy birthday fellow Street Dancer! @varundvn You're an amazing friend, co actor and most importantly, a really nice person. Your good vibes are too contagious and you make everyone very proud. Have the best birthday!!! Love you [sic]" The crackling chemistry of Shraddha Kapoor and Varun Dhawan created waves with the stupendous success of ABCD 2. Their rhythmi..
                 

Ben Affleck to star in and direct World War II film Ghost Army

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Ben Affleck is set to feature in and direct World War II caper "Ghost Army". The Universal Pictures film is based on the book "The Ghost Army of World War II," written by Rick Beyer and Elizabeth Sayles, as well as the documentary "Ghost Army". According to Variety, it is currently unclear when the movie will go into production as it is still in development. Affleck is expected to rework the screenplay. The latest script was written by Nic Pizzolatto with an earlier draft by Henry Gayden. The film tells the true story of a squadron of recruits from art schools, advertisement agencies and other creative businesses who were tasked with fooling the Nazis into thinking the US had larger troop numbers than it actually did. The book follows a group of young GIs, including fashion designer Bill Blass, painter Ellsworth Kelly, artist Arthur Singer, photographer Art Kane, and others, who conduct a secret mission. Their job was to create a travelling road show of deception, armed with inflata..
                 

'Mumbai Dilli Di Kudiyaan' is set to be the party anthem of the season

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The makers of Student of the Year 2 have just released the second song from the movie titled 'Mumbai Dilli Di Kudiyaan', and it's set to become the party anthem of the season. The song featuring Tiger Shroff, Ananya Panday and Tara Sutaria has already garnered over 65,000 views in under half an hour.  Tiger Shroff took to Twitter to introduce his fans to the new song. He wrote: "#MumbaiDilliDiKudiyaan song out now - http://bit.ly/MumbaiDilli" #MumbaiDilliDiKudiyaan song out now - https://t.co/zFa3tec7A6@karanjohar @apoorvamehta18 #Tara @ananyapandayy @punitdmalhotra @remodsouza @VishalDadlani @ShekharRavjiani @DevNegiLive @iPayalDev @DharmaMovies @foxstarhindi @ZeeMusicCompany @SOTYOfficial #SOTY2 — Tiger Shroff (@iTIGERSHROFF) April 24, 2019 Check out the video of Mumbai Dilli Di Kudiyaan here: Doesn't the song make you want to groove a little? The song has nice, thumping beats that are perfect for a party or a sangeet.  The video of the song stars Tig..
                 

Happy Birthday Varun Dhawan: B-town celebs wish the Kalank star

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Varun Dhawan celebrates his 32nd birthday today, April 24, and the Kalank star has come a long way in Bollywood. From making his big debut with Student of the Year alongside debutants Alia Bhatt and Sidharth Malhotra, Varun Dhawan has garnered praise and a huge fan following to now, when he was recently seen in the big budget, star-studded period-drama, Kalank. Varun's friends from the industry, including bestie Alia Bhatt took to social media to wish his happy birthday. Alia Bhatt posted an Instagram story that read: "Happiest birthday my partner in crime… hope you have the most amazing day filled with wonder and joy… and hope you have an even better year.”  Alia and Varun have been close friends since they made their debut together in SOTY, and recently starred opposite each other in Kalank as well. Where Kalank failed to make a mark despite the starry cast and intriguing storyline, SOTY established Alia and Varun as two young stars to watch out for...
                 

#MeToo: Sajid Khan to direct film for John Abraham after the ban lift?

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Sajid Khan, who was accused of sexual harassment by three women in the wake of the #MeToo movement, has pitched a film to John Abraham's production house. It is learnt that several meetings have taken place. The comedy will also star Johnny boy. As the actor is currently shooting for Pagalpanti in London, he will act on it once he is back. Sajid told hitlist, "I am under suspension and not working for the last six months. I want to respectfully finish it and then consider work." Also Read: Farah Khan on Sajid Khan's #MeToo cases: Heartbreaking time for family The Indian Film and Television Directors' Association has banned Sajid for a year owing to his alleged sexual misconduct. John's production house, too, denied the news. But an actor close to Sajid informs, "He will be a part of the project whenever it sees the light of day." For the unversed, Sajid Khan was suspended for one year by Indian Film & Television Directors' Association (IFTDA) over the sexual harassment all..
                 

Arshi Khan on being part of BCL: 'Awaam' will always enjoy watching me

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Actor Arshi Khan, who will be seen in Ekta Kapoor and Anand Mishra's BCL this year says that she is all set to showcase her true emotions on screen. The actor says that the audience loves to see her and she will show them her many facets, this BCL. Arshi Khan Since how many years you are playing BCL? I am playing in BCL since the last year. So, it's been 2 years now. Which position you will play -allrounder? Bowler, Batsman? I am always the face of the team. Last year, I was supporting Kolkata Babumoshai and this year, I am with Azamgarh Royals. Do you watch cricket matches as well? Yes, I do watch cricket. I love it. In fact, I watch IPL every day. Which is your favourite Test matches, One day or T20 matches? I like T-20 matches because we save a lot of time in it. We get to know the winner within a particular time, so I love it more. This year Cricket World Cup is also coming what are the chances of India this time? India is at a very good level. Everyone is preparing for ..
                 

Savdhaan India host Sushant Singh's debut crime book likely in May

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Sushant Singh, host of Savdhaan India, crime-based reality show, along with his co-author Kulpreet Yadav will soon bring out a book on India's women criminals. It was expected to be launched on May 20, said Penguin, the publisher. The 288-page book Queens of Crime features "raw, violent and seemingly unbelievable" but true renditions of India's 10 women criminals. "Dysfunctional families, sexual abuse, sheer greed and sometimes just a skewed moral compass. These are some of the triggers that drove the women, captured in these pages, to become lawbreakers. Queens of Crime demonstrates a haunting criminal power that most people do not associate women with," read the book's blurb. Based on painstaking research, this is the first book by Singh, a film and television actor who has hosted "Savdhaan India" for almost seven years. It is co-authored by Kulpreet Yadav, an author who took voluntary retirement from the armed forces to pursue a career in writing and won the Best Fiction Writer (2..
                 

This is what Zoya Akhtar has to say about her back to back success!

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After the streak of success with Gully Boy and Made in Heaven, Zoya Akhtar finally reveals how she feels about all the success coming her way! According to Zoya, a filmmaker shouldn't look at the end result while making a movie and should rather enjoy the process of filmmaking. Zoya had a terrific start to the year, 2019 as both her projects - movie, Gully Boy and web series, Made in Heaven received an overwhelming response from the audience and the critics alike. Zoya recently attended an event where she was asked about her thought process behind her work and if she thinks about the result before even starting a project, to which the filmmaker said, "You have to do something that you believe in, and with honesty. Then, whatever happens, happens for the best. You can't look at the end result. You have to just enjoy the process." The recent projects of Zoya Akhtar, Gully Boy and Made in Heaven, were set in two completely contrasting backdrops. While Gully Boy puts forth the story of ..
                 

Gemini Man trailer: Will Smith calls it most demanding film of career

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The trailer of Ang Lee's Gemini Man was released on April 23, the film stars Will Smith as an elite assassin. Will Smith says the emotional and physical challenges of making Ang Lees science-fiction thriller Gemini Man have been the most demanding of his career. "The emotional and physical challenges of making this film have been the most demanding of my career. Lee is pushing the limits to give people an experience in the movie theatre that you can't get anywhere else," Smith said in a statement. "This is not only an action film, but an exploration of what one's younger self can ultimately teach one's older self. I'm 50 years old now, and the irony of becoming a 23-year-old junior in this film is that 23-year-old me wouldn't have been ready for this experience or to take on this role. "Our hope is that this story provides something for everyone -- never before seen cinematic wizardry, nuanced, relatable characters and next-level action," he added. Gemini Man is touted as an innovati..
                 

Sonnalli Seygall: Asked to change my body using unnatural means

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Even as the trend-setters of the industry attempt to distance the notion of commonality attached to beauty enhancement treatments, yet another case that plagues aspiring female actors has surfaced. Pyaar Ka Punchnama (2011) actor Sonnalli Seygall reveals that despite appeasing the makers of an upcoming romance-action with her acting prowess, she was forced to let go of the project, given her refusal to go under the knife. "I gave a screen test for a well-known casting director for a fantastic role. I really wanted to bag this one, and did. But, on meeting the director, I was asked to make changes to my body, using methods that are unnatural. My heart broke, but I had to say no. I would never put my body under the knife, for anyone," says Seygall, who is currently gearing up for the release of her next, Setters, along with Aftab Shivdasani. Of the factors that she was told to work on, Seygall says the director insisted she get cheek fillers to look younger, and take up an under-eye t..
                 

Idris Elba's Luther gets Indian adaptation

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he award-winning BBC Studios crime thriller Luther, featuring Hollywood star Idris Elba, is set to have an Indian remake. The Indian version of Luther, which is yet to be titled, will be developed by Aditya Birla Group's Applause Entertainment. This will be the second Asian version of Luther after the award-winning South Korean remake, Less Than Evil, a press release issued by the makers said. "We have produced and premiered an Indian version of 'Criminal Justice', which has been well received by the audience. We at Applause are always on the lookout for premium dramas we can produce for Indian viewers, and are proud to once again partner with BBC Studios on 'Luther'. "The original 'Luther' has a tremendous international following, and we believe that an Indian version will work well in our region," Sameer Nair, CEO of Applause Entertainment, said in a statement. Prior to Luther, BBC Studios and Applause Entertainment have worked together on iconic BBC formats "The Office" and "Crimi..
                 

Manoj Bajpayee: Necessary to move on from past laurels

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Actor Manoj Bajpayee is the recipient of two National Film Awards and India's fourth highest civilian award, Padma Shri, but he stills considers himself a common man from Bihar who has to keep working hard to survive in a dream city like Mumbai. The actor, who turned 50 on Tuesday, feels that he still has a long way to go. "I am not Padma Shri Manoj Bajpayee. I am Manoj Bajpayee, an outsider who saw dreams and stayed on the fringes of Mumbai and worked day and night to get work. For my contribution to Hindi cinema, I was felicitated with Padma Shri. I am happy to get such an honour but it does not mean I will stick around it only," Manoj told IANS in a telephonic interview. "It is important to move on from the laurels of the past. I can't let success go to my head. These awards inspire me to do more hard work each day. There's a lot more to do. I am still exploring," added the actor, who completed 25 years in the Indian film industry earlier this year. On hitting the golden jubilee ..
                 

Salman Khan finds his Jawani Janeman in Disha Patani

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Disha Patani, who is currently gearing up for her big-budget film, 'Bharat' alongside Salman Khan has become the star's new lady where Salman refers to her as 'Jawani Janeman'. The makers released the trailer of the film, from which it seems like Salman Khan will be seen romancing with Disha Patani. In the three minute trailer, Salman Khan shares the tale of his life in which it is evident that he is romancing Disha during the early years of his life. Both the actors, Salman and Disha are seen shaking their legs in the trailer, keeping the audience’s anticipation at the peak. Right after Salman Khan’s entry, we see Disha wearing a shimmery trapeze artist dress, bringing all the glamour to the screens. The very next look brings out the drop dead gorgeous as a glowing shell in a yellow saree, blazing through the screens. Popular among the brands, the actress has emerged as the youngest brand ambassador for many brands and also the first Indian face for the International b..
                 

ALTBalaji's Dil Hi Toh Hai season 2 is all set for a fascinating finale

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Keeping the audience hooked with its interesting story-telling and strong characters ALTBalaji's Dil Hi Toh Hai season 2 is all set for a fascinating finale. Having set a benchmark on the Indian OTT space, the web series has kept the audiences at the edge of their seats with their each and every episode. This complicated and tangled love saga of Rithvik (Karan Kundra) and Palak (Yogita Bihani), that was filled with a whole lot of confusion and misunderstandings, finally seems to be freeing the knots that existed, as our leading man Rithvik gets to know about the things being hidden from him. While destiny may try its very best to reunite the pair in the final episode, it looks like Rithvik has other ideas running in his head. In the previous episodes, where the audience witnessed a baggage full of drama, twists, and turns, the finale episode was no less than a surprise, for the viewers. Rishabh's truth comes out in the open, not only this, Rithvik also learns that Palak had left him ..
                 

Britney Spears fans hold protest in Los Angeles

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Britney Spears' fans held a protest in Los Angeles demanding that the pop star be released from a treatment facility in response to online rumours that Spears is being held against her will. A group of protesters gathered outside the West Hollywood City Hall on Monday with signs that read "Free Britney" and "Truth will set her free", reports billboard.com. The protest was live-streamed on YouTube, with attendees shouting "Hey ho, Larry Rudolph has got to go", claiming it was her longtime manager's decision to put the star in the facility. Spears checked herself into a 30-day programme in March in the midst of her father's ongoing health issues. On Sunday, she was granted a one-day leave to celebrate Easter with her family. Spears opened up to fans on January 4 via Instagram about her father Jamie's health, saying she was taking an indefinite hiatus ahead of her planned 'Domination' residency in Las Vegas, which was set to begin in February because her father had "almost died". Catc..
                 

Angrezi Medium: Irrfan Khan shares hilarious picture with Homi Adjania

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Irrfan Khan was in a mood for some fun on the set of Angrezi Medium at the expense of director Homi Adajania. The unit is currently shooting in Rajasthan. The actor posted pictures on social media in which he is seen relishing sugarcane and asking Adajania to spell out details about his role. The director can be seen telling him to continue with what he is doing and let him do what he knows best — direct the film. Irrfan shared several behind-the-scenes pictures and mocked Adajania. Netizens had a field day giving their witty and sarcastic comments about the director's job. Homi Adjania also shared a picture on his Instagram account and wrote; "Life is better when you’re laughing ... Okay ... Actually I'm just cracking a really f@#k all joke and @irrfan is a really fab actor. #laughingtillyourbellyhurts everyday #shootlife #angrezimedium #champakmithaiwala @maddockfilms [sic]       View this post on Instagram Life is better when you’re la..
                 

Keep it cool like Ahan Shetty this summer; get this look in five steps

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Suniel Shetty's son Ahan Shetty was snapped at a coffee shop in Bandra, Mumbai. The star kid was all smiles when clicked by the paparazzi in the city. While on the stroll to the city with a friend, the actor, who is all set to make his Bollywood debut with Milan Luthria's next, showed off his uber cool side.  "RX 100 caught our attention amongst many other scripts. But this story stood out since the film has been appreciated. The idea was to provide Ahan with a film that is gripping and entertaining. We were looking for a complete package. It's in the space of action-drama, a genre I wanted to tap into," said Milan Luthria in an old interview with mid-day.  Take a look at his casual outfit right away: White t-shirt:  Buy a basic white t-shirt at the discounted price of Rs 315/- and be that cool fashionista of your group. You can get it in a few easy steps. Shop here.  Blue denim: No matter how many denims you buy, they are always a few. Get Diverse Men'..
                 

Chhota Bheem Kung Fu Dhamaka launched as mobile game

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Ahead of the release of Chhota Bheem's next titled Chhota Bheem Kung Fu Dhamaka the makers Green Gold Animation has come out with a very interesting mobile game that is going to be an absolute delight for fans of Chhota Bheem. The game is called Chhota Bheem Kung Fu Dhamaka. In the game, the player becomes Chhota Bheem and fight six opponents to defeat them. As the game progresses the levels become more exciting and challenging, thus testing the players might. Rajiv Chilaka, CEO and Founder of Green Gold Animation, and the director of the movie says, "We know how much people love Chhota Bheem and we know the fans are equally excited about his upcoming movie release - Kung Fu Dhamaka, hence we thought a game based on the movie will double the excitement. Fans can now become Bheem and flex their Kung Fu moves. The game designed by Gamitronics has themes, designs and characters inspired from the movie and I am sure it would be an absolute pleasure for the fans. Kung fu Dhamaka mobile ga..
                 

Mohanlal takes directorial plunge with 3D film

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Malayalam superstar Mohanlal is all set to take directorial plunge with the upcoming 3D film "Barroz - Guardian of D'Gama's Treasure" after four decades of acting. Mohanlal revealed the news via his blog. Calling it the beginning of a new journey in his career, he said that it will be a film shot in 3D and liked by children and adults alike. It's a story set in Portugal. Explaining how the idea of him directing a film took shape, he said that a meeting with Jijo Punnoose, the director of India's fantasy 3D Film "My Dear Kuttichathan", made it possible. "Director T.K. Rajeev Kumar and I had met Jijo to discuss and make a 3D show. He narrated the story of 'Barroz' which I thought would make for a great film. When the discussion came up as to who will direct, I said I will. Jijo encouraged my decision," Mohanlal wrote. The "Drishyam" actor further wrote that the film will be shot in Goa and will feature many international actors. The rest of the cast and crew is yet to be finalised. L..
                 

Confirmed! Kim Sharma and Harshvardhan Rane end their relationship

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Kim Sharma and Harshvardhan Rane have parted ways, as confirmed by the latter's publicist. Known to be one of the hottest couples of B-town, Kim and Harshvardhan have never shied away from their relationship status. However, on April 19, Harshvardhan shared a cryptic picture on Instagram, with a message written over it that read: "K Thank you gentle soul! It was amazing and much more. God bless you and God bless me too. Bye. H (sic)" This has come as a shocker to many as Kim and Harshvardhan were going strong for many years.       View this post on Instagram #GodBlessYou #Respect A post shared by Harshvardhan Rane (@harshvardhanrane) onApr 19, 2019 at 4:21am PDT The news of Kim Sharma and Harshvardhan Rane's breakup was even confirmed by the Paltan actor's publicist to spotboye. Kim Sharma accompanied Harshvardhan Rane to the premiere of his film, Paltan, setting tongues wagging. After which, the two were spotted on multiple events and parties, ma..
                 

Farhan Akhtar and ladylove Shibani Dandekar catch up with Milkha Singh

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Farhan Akhtar and ladylove Shibani Dandekar caught up with Milkha Singh during their visit to Chandigarh. The actor recently visited Milkha Singh's hometown Chandigarh and called the sports icon to check if he can visit him, and Milkha Singh had the most endearing reply for the actor. Farhan took to his social media and posted a picture of him with Milkha Singh and his family and wrote about his sweet interaction with the icon. The actor posted the picture and wrote, "Called Milkha ji to say we are visiting Chandigarh and would like to meet him. He said 'tumhara ghar hai. Jab chaaho aao.' And it is absolutely true Milkha ji.. you and your family do make it feel like home. Love you all. (sic)" Also Read: Shibani Dandekar posts hot photo and Farhan Akhtar can't keep calm Even Shibani took to Instagram to share a quirky caption, along with the image, which read: Will the REEL/REAL MILKHA SINGH please stand up! #milkhasingh @faroutakhtar. Was so amazing to meet this lege..
                 

Pink to stop posting about her kids on social media

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Los Angeles: Singer Pink has had enough with social media "mom-shaming", so much so that she has now decided to stop sharing her intimate family moments online. The singer, 39, told audiences on Monday's The Ellen DeGeneres Show that she would no longer be posting photographs of her daughter Willow Sage, 7, and son Jameson Moon, 2, on Instagram, reports people.com. It was a decision she came to after critics slammed her last month for sharing a photograph of her children interacting with a pelican, one that was snapped after Jameson had taken off his wet swim diaper. Though Pink had scribbled out her boy's nude bottom half on the picture, trolls still went after her - putting her on the defensive. "People went as far as saying someone should call child services because he didn't have a diaper on and how dare I ... some of the nastiest things," Pink recalled on the show."I cried so hard after that because I like to share my family. It's my proudest moment. I'm prouder of my kids than ..
                 

Shruti Haasan and Vijay Sethupathi team up for the first time

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After Gabbar Is Back, Shruti Haasan has stayed away from Bollywood. She seems to be pursuing music and Tamil films.  Shruti Haasan and Vijay Sethupathi have joined hands for the first time in the upcoming Tamil film Laabam, which had its official launch ceremony on Monday in Rajapalayam, Tamil Nadu. Last seen in the 2017 Tamil actioner "Singam 3", this will be Shruti's first Tamil outing in two years. According to a statement released by the makers, the film will be directed by National award-winning filmmaker SP Jananathan, popular for helming films such as "Iyarkai" and "Purampokku". The actress also shared her excitement on Instagram and captioned it: "Excited to start a new film with one of my favourite actors ! Such a lovely team positive, progressive and fun !! [sic]"       View this post on Instagram Excited to start a new film with one of my favourite actors ! Such a lovely team 💕 positive, progressive and fun !! A post shared by @..
                 

'Our lives are completely interdependent with wildlife and nature'

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Dia Mirza has always been a crusader for the environment and uses her influence and reach to inspire millions around the world to protect, conserve and act conscientiously towards Mother Earth. On April 22, as the world celebrated Earth Day, she showcased how no job is small, how the blame game has to stop and we have to take responsibility for every action we make. Celebrating World Earth Day, Dia says, "Every day for me is Earth Day! But it's important to recognise why the world needs to collectively acknowledge that we co-inhabit this incredible planet with wildlife and that nature is a great provider. Our lives, our well being is completely interdependent with wildlife and nature. And above all this is the day to consciously acknowledge that Earth is our only home." Having been in Himachal Pradesh shooting for her upcoming show, Dia used the opportunity to clean the mountains along with Healing Himalayas, an organization that works towards protecting the Himalayas. Working alongs..
                 

Box Office: Avengers: Endgame sells 1 mn advance tickets in India

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Even before the final chapter in the Marvel Studios' Super Hero franchise Avengers hits cinemas this weekend, the film is smashing records, in true Hulk-style. BookMyShow has witnessed a record advance ticket sale with 1 million tickets sold in just over a day. With this, Avengers: Endgame becomes the fastest film to have sold a million advance tickets on BookMyShow. Fans are doing #WhateverItTakes to get their hands on the tickets, as BookMyShow witnessed a peak of 18 tickets per second, even before the film releases in cinemas on April 26. Avengers: Endgame is the 22nd film from the Marvel Cinematic Universe, the latest after Captain Marvel, which released last month. Starring Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson and Brie Larson, amongst others, the film is the answer to every fan's question - what happens next? Speaking about the audience reception, Ashish Saksena, COO - Cinemas, BookMyShow, said, "With just a few days left for Av..
                 

Eela actress Rashi Mal bags a role in Brahmastra

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She is taking baby steps into showbiz, enjoying her mixed bag of television projects, film assignments and web shows. For now, Rashi Mal has trained her focus on A.I.SHA My Virtual Girlfriend, a web series that explores the unlikely relationship between an app developer and an artificial intelligence simulated humanoid assistant. The actor says that the positive response to the recently dropped third season proves that there is a wide audience for sci-fi offerings. "It is the only Indian show based on artificial intelligence. Considering we have Sophia — the first robot citizen, this subject is relevant. A.I.SHA is on its third season, which indicates that people are receptive to such subjects. It is also airing on the biggest TV channels in France and Africa." While the first two seasons of the Harman Singha and Raghu Ram starrer were helmed by Sahir Raza, the directorial baton has been handed over to Ajay Bhuyan for the third edition. "Everyone has his own working style. But ..
                 

Randhir Kapoor: Youngsters know Yeh Jawaani... because of SOTY 2 remix

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In the reboot version of Aankh Marey in Simmba (2018), Karan Johar can be seen exasperatedly exclaiming, "Oh God, one more remix!" Cut to four months later, the filmmaker is ironically the brain behind Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani from Student Of The Year 2 - a recreated version of Randhir Kapoor and Jaya Bachchan's popular song by the same name from Jawani Diwani (1972). In the week since the dance number featuring Tiger Shroff, Tara Sutaria and Ananya Panday dropped online, Twitterati has expressed its displeasure for tampering with the RD Burman gem. Interestingly though, Kapoor has thrown his weight behind the Vishal-Shekhar composition. Randhir Kapoor and Jaya Bachchan in the original song Talking to mid-day, the senior actor says, "I feel there is no harm in recreating songs. The original track came out four decades ago. Many youngsters were not aware of the song, but today, everyone knows it because of the remix. [After the redux version released], they all went back and searched ..
                 

Deepika Padukone wraps up Delhi schedule of her upcoming Chhapaak

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Meghna Gulzar's directorial Chhapaak, which is creating an uproar across quarters for its relevant narrative, is based on the true story of an acid attack survivor, Laxmi Agarwal. The film has recently wrapped up its Delhi schedule. In order to mark the wrap, the director shared an adorable picture with Deepika Padukone and the entire team. The film features Deepika Padukone alongside Vikrant Massey. Ever since the announcement of Deepika Padukone slipping into the character of an acid attack survivor broke, the film has already generated headlines all over. The reason being that instead of choosing a glamorous role, the leading lady of Bollywood is playing a character which challenges the notion of beauty amongst masses. Sharing the picture on her social media handle, Meghna Gulzar wrote, "Happily halfway done! Delhi schedule wrap for team #chhapaak @deepikapadukone@vikrantmassey87 @foxstarhindi" Happily halfway done!Delhi schedule wrap for team #Chhapaak @deepikapadukone @massey..
                 

Earth Day: Richa Chadha promotes home gardening on social media

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Richa Chadha has always tried to be socially and environmentally conscious. Today, the actress today on World Earth Day took to social media with a video as a guide for those who wish to do their own bit for the environment. A few months back despite living in an apartment in a metropolis like Mumbai, Richa started to grow plants in her vertical garden, which she created in her house itself. Showing people ways that one can do this, she spread the message that everyone should do their bit for the earth. She said in her post, "Today is World Earth Day! Last year I decided to start growing at least some of the food I ate... in case some of you're wondering how to maintain plants in an apartment, it's totally doable..."       View this post on Instagram Today is World Earth Day! Last year I decided to start growing at least some of the food I ate... in case some of you’re wondering how to maintain plants in an apartment, it’s totally doable. Get s..
                 

Bharat trailer: Disha Patani looks stunning in her retro look!

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Bharat makers released the trailer of the Salman Khan-starrer film, and Disha Patani is looking exceptionally stunning in the three minutes video. Right after Salman Khan's entry, we see Disha wearing a shimmery trapeze artist dress bringing all the glamour to the screens. The very next look brings out the drop dead gorgeous as a glowing shell in a yellow saree, blazing through the screens. Both the actors, Salman and Disha are seen shaking their leg in the trailer, keeping the audience's anticipation at its peak. Salman looks dapper in all the different looks he has donned for the film. His acrobatic scenes with Disha Patani is bound to mesmerize you. Disha Patani in a still from Bharat trailer Bharat boasts of an ensemble cast promising power-packed performances. Directed by Ali Abbas Zafar, Bharat is produced by Atul Agnihotri's Reel Life Production Pvt. Ltd and Bhushan Kumar's T-Series releasing Eid, 2019. Salman Khan and Disha Patani in Bharat trailer On the professional fron..
                 

Jenna Dewan lived with Peruvian tribe to heal

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Actress Jenna Dewan has said that she lived in Peru with a tribe for two weeks to "heal" after her split from actor Channing Tatum. "It's no secret I had, like, a very intense year and a lot of change. I'm a hippie at heart. I'm sort of a seeker. I sort of like to do practices and rituals and things that sort of connect me to something greater than myself, like bigger than myself," Dewan said. She added: "Through that, I used a lot of those sort of techniques to help me through change and crazy year." She has penned the book Gracefully You: How to Live Your Best Life Every Day about her "personal" experiences in Peru and said that she found the whole process very "cathartic", reports femalefirst.co.uk. She said: "There's a lot of personal stories, there's a lot that I go into. I went to Peru, I lived there for two weeks with this tribe. I've always been that type of person." On writing the book, which is released in October, she said: "It was really cathartic and actually fun to wri..
                 

Sara Ali Khan has the cutest Easter bunnies; here's proof

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Sara Ali Khan celebrated Easter Sunday in the sweetest way possible. The Simmba actress took to Instagram to share a picture that will make your day for sure. She shared a cute picture of her brothers - Ibrahim Ali Khan and Taimur Ali Khan - and called them her Easter bunnies. Sara captioned the picture, "My Easter Bunnies #munchkins #brothersinarms #doubletrouble" along with bunny and egg emojis. Check out the post here:       View this post on Instagram My Easter Bunnies 🐇🐰🥚#munchkins #brothersinarms #doubletrouble A post shared by Sara Ali Khan (@saraalikhan95) onApr 21, 2019 at 8:48am PDT It's adorable how Sara's brothers seem to be posing just for her. Ibrahim, in his bespectacled look, and Taimur with his impish smile, look adorable huddled together.  Sara's fans also seem to find the picture super cute and have commented on it with remarks like "Sooo cute" "This is adorable" and "TAIMUR IS SO GODDAMN CUTE. OH GODDDDD." Sara h..
                 

Soha Ali Khan urges people to go an vote

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Soha Ali Khan put across her message loud and clear by wearing a T-shirt, which had 'vote' written on it. With barely a week left before Mumbai goes to the polls, the socially-conscious actor seems to be reiterating that people have the power to decide on the quality of life they want. Voting is your chance to stand up for the issues you care about. So don't forget to exercise your franchise. Soha was last seen on-screen in Tigmanshu Dhulia's Saheb, Biwi Aur Gangster 3. Recently at an event talking about daughter Inaaya she said, "I feel every kid has to be naughty. I like active babies and Inaaya is a very naughty and active kid. We are still exploring different shades of her personality and I think there is going to be a lot of Kunal (Khemu) in her." Also read: Soha Ali Khan on work: Having a blast with Inaaya, films can wait Asked if she is open to experiment on digital platforms, she said: "Yes. I am trying to explore it because its really new and different platform an..
                 

Elle Fanning says she wants to be a pop star

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Los Angeles: Hollywood actress Elle Fanning, known for films like Teen Spirit, Maleficent and We Bought a Zoo, dreams of becoming a pop star. "It's definitely crossed my mind. That's not out of the question and I feel like I did get a taste of maybe what pop stars go through with the performance element because also there would be days where I would have to just sing like the song 30 times," Fanning told website Consequence of Sound. She added: "That element of it I was like, 'Whew'. That's an element people don't think of when they think of pop stars. The strength of having to go on tour ... that would be a lot but I don't know, maybe an album or something of songs would be cool. Country songs to surprise everybody!" Fanning also said she has been a huge music fan since her youth, reports femalefirst.co.uk. She said: "My first concert I ever went to was Gwen Stefani when I was nine, and it was in Budapest. It was just insane. I was a little nine year old in glasses. I had curled my ..
                 

Game of Thrones 8: Episode 2 leaks online hours before HBO airing

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The second episode of the eighth and final season of "Game of Thrones" leaked on the Internet ahead of its scheduled broadcast time on HBO Sunday. According to The Wrap, fans of the epic fantasy series alerted on social media about the leak, claiming that the to-be-aired episode was released early via Amazon Prime Video in Germany. The show, whose first episode of the eighth season premiered last week, airs on HBO at 9 pm Eastern Time. Some social media users responded to the leak. "You can legally watch leaked episode on Amazon in Germany #GameofThrones," a user wrote on Twitter. A German Reddit user posted, "Why can I see the second Episode yet (sic)?!" The post also featured a screenshot from Amazon Prime in Germany that showed the opening titles of the show, captioned: "Game of Thrones, Staffel 8 [dt./OV] Folge 2" or season eight, episode two.The publication also confirmed that the second episode was in fact released early, adding that it could be viewed after clicking on an a..
                 

Jennifer Lopez spends 'quality time' with Alex Rodriguez's daughter

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Singer-actor Jennifer Lopez spent some quality time with her fiance Alex Rodriguez and his daughter Natasha. Rodriguez, the former New York Yankees player, shared a video on Instagram, where Lopez and Natasha can be seen having some good time and singing Bon Jovi's 'Livin' on a Prayer'. "Living on a prayer!! Happy Easter," Rodriguez captioned the video. In the video, Natasha can be seen strumming a Ukulele, while Lopez can be seen lying beside her. "I can do this for a living guys," Rodriguez mockingly says at the end of the video. Recently, Lopez expressed her love for Rodriguez's youngest daughter, Ella in her Instagram stories. "Love you Ella. Happy Birthday", wrote Lopez. Ella celebrated her birthday on Saturday.       View this post on Instagram Living on a prayer!! Happy Easter ðŸ¥ÂšðŸŽ¸ A post shared by Alex Rodriguez (@arod) onApr 19, 2019 at 5:36pm PDT Earlier, Rodriguez revealed he rehears..
                 

Kalank crosses Rs. 50 crore mark, struggles to make a mark

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The multi-starrer Kalank, which turned out to be the biggest opener of 2019 so far, has been struggling to get big numbers at the domestic box office. Despite a huge star cast, it took the period drama four days to cross the Rs. 50 crore mark. The film has earned a total of Rs. 54.40 crore so far. Indian film critic and trade analyst Taran Adarsh shared the box office figures of the film on his Twitter handle. He wrote, "#Kalank is clearly underperforming... Dips on Day 4 [Sat]... Trending is weak, so big biz on Day 5 [Sun] is ruled out... Wed 21.60 cr, Thu 11.45 cr, Fri 11.60 cr, Sat 9.75 cr. Total: Rs 54.40 cr. India biz." The magnum opus failed to pull the audience to the big screens on Saturday and the collections saw a big dip as compared to Wednesday. The film became the highest opener of 2019 by minting Rs. 21.60 crore on its Day 1. Unfortunately, the second day didn't work out in favour of the movie, as it earned Rs. 11.45 crore. The third day added similar numbers to the f..
                 

Exclusive: Vir Das to play serial killer Hasmukh in upcoming thriller

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Almost a year after revealing that he was set to bring forth a dark comedy thriller along with Nikkhil Advani, Vir Das has shared his first look from Hasmukh, with mid-day. Das, who plays the part of a stand-up comedian by the day, and a serial killer at night, sports a rural appearance in the series. The comedian, who has also penned the series, tells mid-day, "This is a character I have never explored since he is from the hinterlands. Also Read: Vir Das: Colour is secondary to talent The process of writing it was drastically different too since I hadn't written comedy [content] in Hindi, until now. Hasmukh gave me the opportunity to do something new." The show was shot in UP and Mumbai. Apart from Hasmukh, which also features Ranvir Shorey, Das is looking to back a series of scripts in different languages under his comedy collective, Weirdass Comedy. Also Read: Vir Das on Trevor Noah controversy: A comedian must always be prepared Catch up on all the latest entertainm..
                 

Sunny Deol: Can still do more than youngsters

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Inarguably among the lot of stars who shaped the way the action genre was perceived in Bollywood, Sunny Deol says that three decades into his career, he can still give the younger lot of actors a run for their money when packing in a punch. "I am not tired of doing action," says Deol, 62, whose upcoming actioner Blank, sees him sprint, kick and punch with the same zest that he had years ago. "I have never taken numbers seriously, be it my age, or box-office figures. Physically, I can do more than a youngster can. When people give me so much respect, I begin to question myself because I still have a lot to do. I love playing sports, which is similar to doing stunts. The action comes naturally to me. So, I don't think age will keep me from it." Blank follows the story of a suicide bomber — played by Karan Kapadia — and sees him as an ATS chief roped in to prevent the bombing. Even though it was being helmed by Behzad Khambata, a debutant director, Deol says he knew the film..
                 

De De Pyaar De: Second song 'Tu Mila To Haina' to be out on April 22

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The makers of the Ajay Devgn-starrer De De Pyaar De are all set to release the second song from the film tomorrow. The Drishyam actor took to Twitter and posted a twenty-second teaser of the song titled 'Tu Mila To Haina'. From the teaser, the song appears to have been sung by Arijit Singh. It has been composed by Amaal Malik and written by Kunaal Vermaa. In this song, Devgn and Rakul Preet Singh are seen romancing on the streets and sharing intimate moments. In one of the scenes, Rakul Preet is even seen giving a head massage to Devgn. Ajay Devgn tweeted: #TuMilaToHaina Kal Mil Raha Haina! Song out tomorrow.#Tabu @Rakulpreet @DeDePyaarDe @AkivAli@raiisonai @AmaalMallik @kunaalvermaa77@TSeries @LuvFilms @itsBhushanKumar @luv_ranjan @gargankur pic.twitter.com/LdM4HgEzRc — Ajay Devgn (@ajaydevgn) April 21, 2019 Rakul Preet also took to Twitter and shared a clip of herself singing the song. The actress wrote: "The magic of @raiisonai's voice, @AmaalMallik's composition &..
                 

Adah Sharma roped in for film on sex reassignment surgery

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Adah Sharma is thrilled about playing a man in a comedy film on sex reassignment surgery. The story of the film, Man to Man, revolves around actor Naveen Kasturia's character falling in love with and marrying Adah's character and later realising that she was biologically a man and became a woman after going through a sex reassignment surgery. "I try to pick different characters from my debut 1920 to Commando 2 and Commando 3. This is the first time I'm playing a guy," Adah said in a statement. Naveen said it's the right combination of entertainment and a social message. "This film is a very different and an interesting take on the burning issue of gender acceptance." The film has been written and directed by Abir Sengupta. Sengupta said, "Working with Adah and Naveen has been a phenomenal experience. I am sure that the audience will not just get entertained but will also take back the message that I am trying to convey through the film." Jay Sahni, the owner of Vivid Arthouse, has j..
                 

Annu Kapoor teams up with Ayushmann Khurrana for 'Dream Girl'

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Annu Kapoor has teamed up with actor Ayushmann Khurrana for Dream Girl, seven years after Vicky Donor. Annu, who essayed to the role of a doctor Baldev Chaddha in Vicky Donor, will be playing the actor's father in the upcoming film. Ayushmann, who is celebrating seven years of his cinematic journey, took to Twitter, where he shared a photograph of himself along with Annu. "It was quite surreal that the day we completed seven years of Vicky Donor, we shot together for Dream Girl where Annu Kapoor sir plays my father," he captioned the image. It was quite surreal that the day we completed #7yearsofVickyDonor, we shot together for #Dreamgirl where Annu kapoor sir plays my father. pic.twitter.com/4IYxVCQ5CK — Ayushmann Khurrana (@ayushmannk) April 21, 2019 Released in 2012, Vicky Donor directed by Shoojit Sircar is based on sperm donation and infertility. It also featured Yami Gautam. It won the Best Popular Film Providing Wholesome Entertainment award at the 60th National Fi..
                 

Kangana was the original choice for Jayalalithaa biopic, say makers

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The makers of the upcoming biopic on Jayalalithaa starring Kangana Ranaut took to social media to announce that she was the original choice. Recently, there had been chatter that Vidya Balan was initially approached for the project. Producer Shailesh R Singh tweeted, "As producers, we never approached anybody except Kangana. As far as our film Thalaivi (Tamil) and Jaya (Hindi) is concerned, Kangana was the first and only choice of writer Vijayendra Prasad. We start filming soon (sic)." Point noted. Sharing her feelings of being a part of Jaya, Kangana had said, "I always wanted to work in regional films because when we go to Tamil Nadu or Andhra Pradesh, we realise that people over there only watch films made by their local film industry. So there is a disconnect with that part of the country. I was waiting for a good opportunity to work over there and this film just came my way." The Manikarnika actress added, "I was working on my own biopic, but her (Jayalalithaa) story is very si..
                 

Urvashi Rautela joins Easter celebrations in Leeds

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As part of Easter celebrations, Urvashi Rautela visited an Easter fair in Leeds where she is shooting for Anees Bazmee's Pagalpanti, which stars Anil Kapoor, John Abraham, Ileana D'Cruz, Kriti Kharbanda and Pulkit Samrat. It was for the first time that the actor got a taste of Easter celebrations in England. Rautela let go of her diet to tuck into chocolate Easter eggs and hot cross buns. She was floored by the decorations in stores. Urvashi Rautela was last seen in the revenge drama Hate Story 4. Her next, Pagalpanti, is a romantic comedy, and is produced by Bhushan Kumar's T-Series, Krishan Kumar, Kumar Mangat, and Abhishek Pathak's Panorama Studios and is co-produced by Aditya Chowksey and Sanjeev Joshi. The film is slated to release on November 22, 2019. Director Anees Bazmee said about John's character, "John plays Raj Kishore, a common man who is shy, scared and perpetually tense. He is the kind of man who [when in an altercation] will get scared and run instead of fighti..
                 

Shah Rukh Khan: I am open to acting in Chinese movie

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Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan, who is here for the special screening of his film "Zero" at the Beijing International Film Festival (BIFF), believes India and China should co-produce films that highlight family values, a link that binds together both the cultures. The actor said cinema and art speak to people beyond language and they will always be at the centre of people-to-people dialogue. "Technology, exports and imports all that is going to happen but cinema is always going to be at the forefront or art is going to be at the front of people-to-people exchanges," Shah Rukh said in an interview to state run CGTN."Culture, reading, writings, these are going to be the things that are going to enhance people-to-people connect because the language of art is beyond semantics and understanding and the actual grammar," he added. Gifts, flowers and countless kisses is how his admirers greeted Shah Rukh at Beijing International Airport as many of his fans in China had travelled over 2,..
                 

Yami Gautam: Audience awareness will change film business

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The current times are exciting to be in the film business as audiences have become more demanding, says actress Yami Gautam, who is confident this wave of audience awareness will bring about a positive change in the industry. It was seven years ago that Yami had stepped into Bollywood with Shoojit Sircar's "Vicky Donor", which launched Ayushmann Khurrana as well. Her latest release "Uri: The Surgical Strike" has also been a game-changer for her as well as the industry. "It has been a great journey covered so far and I do feel there's a lot more to explore. Seven years only feels like the initial time and I know there's a lot more to do. So much good is happening currently all around and there's such great work coming in," Yami told IANS. Here's how Yami Gautam was amused by Ram Gopal Varma: "There's a great deal of presence for all kinds of films, writers and director and it's a great time for actors. The audience is more demanding and that's what is exciting for me personally as..
                 

Freida Pinto urges people to act on climate change

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Ahead of the premiere of "Wild Edens: South Asia" documentary in India, actress Freida Pinto urged people to "focus on the planet before the effects of global warming become absolutely irreversible". The documentary highlights the issue of climate change with an emphasis on the unique and delicate habitats of India and Bangladesh and the region's rarest and most spectacular wildlife, read a statement. So being an ambassador of the "Wild Edens: South Asia" project, Freida said: "We all share a common vision that human kind has to be inspired to focus on the planet before the effects of global warming become absolutely irreversible. "'Wild Edens...' will devote an entire episode to my native country of India. With this, millions of people around the world will have the opportunity to see my country as an exotic mix of wild nature, rare animal life, unique wildlife sanctuaries and magnificent landscapes that are mesmerizing and are also under the threat of dangers of climate change." ..
                 

Seth Rogen: Comedies are best suited for theatres

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Actors Seth Rogen and Charlize Theron, who co-stars in comedy "Long Shot", believes theatres are the best place to watch films. According to Variety, during a panel discussion on the sidelines of the South by Southwest Festival, the two actors and their "Long Shot" director Jonathan Levine were asked about the recent debate around streaming services vs theatres. The debate has picked up steam after the news of veteran filmmaker Steven Spielberg's decision to approach the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) and insist for ban on them from the Oscars. "Personally, with our comedies, I think a theatre is the best place to see them," Rogen said, while recalling his experiences of watching "There's Something About Mary" and "South Park" in a theatre. "There is an uproarious communal experience. You all feel like you're partaking in something together. Last night was a good example of how powerful comedy can be in theatres," he added. Theron said it is good to see that t..
                 

Justin Bieber feels disconnected, weird

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Singer Justin Bieber says he is struggling with a lot of issues and that he feels weird. He is reportedly been battling to make his marriage with Hailey Baldwin work. And though he didn't address his relationship, Bieber opened up about some of his personal struggles in a post on Instagram on Saturday, reports dailymail.co.uk. "Been struggling a lot," the Canadian pop star admitted. The accompanying photograph, which was originally taken in 2016, showed Bieber in prayer with friends Kanye West and Scooter Braun. Bieber opened his message by hoping his journey would 'resonate' with fans. "Just wanted to keep you guys updated a little bit hopefully what I'm going through will resonate with you guys," he wrote. "Been struggling a lot. Just feeling super disconnected and weird... I always bounce back so I'm not worried just wanted to reach out and ask for your guys to pray for me. God is faithful and your prayers really work ... the most human season I've ever been in facing my stuff h..
                 

Election Commission directs Eros Now to take down web series on Modi

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Citing the model code of conduct for the Lok Sabha polls, the Election Commission Saturday directed Eros Now to immediately take down a web series on Prime Minister Narendra Modi and all related contents till further orders. The EC order said the streaming of five-episode web series, "Modi - Journey of a Common Man", should be "stopped forthwith". After watching the trailer, the EC said, it is apparent that the web series showcases different phases of Modi's life -- from childhood to becoming a national leader. The poll watchdog cited its April 10 order banning the screening of a biopic on the PM till the Lok Sabha elections are over, to bar the streaming of the series. There was no immediate response form Eros Now producers. In its order staying the release of the biopic, the EC had said that "any biopic material in the nature of biography/hagiography sub serving the purposes of any political party or any individual entity connected to it, which is intended to, or which has the pot..
                 

Disha Patani is acing the balancing game between her different projects

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Actress Disha Patani is proving to be not just a hardworking woman but is also, acing the balancing game between her different projects. While the actress was seen busy shooting for her next, Malang scheduled to release next year, in the outskirts of the city, Disha was also shooting for a brand, setting an example for mastering the art of balance. Being the brand ambassador of an International clothing line, Disha is considered to be one of the most sought after faces for brands and throttles the social media, reigning over the title of the 'national crush'. With multiple projects under her sleeve, Disha is proving her mettle by juggling and balancing rightly between all the projects- dividing the time and attention in the right mix of balance. Disha will be seen sharing the screen with Salman Khan in the upcoming movie, Bharat which is set to release on Eid, this year. In a recently released post from the trail of posters shared across social media by the makers of the movie, Disha..
                 

Megan Fox, Brian Austin Green to star in Dakota

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Megan Fox and husband Brian Austin Green are set to team up for family adventure film "Dakota". The project is from Andrea Iervolino and Monika Bacardi's AMBI Media Group and Iervolino Entertainment S p A. According to the Hollywood Reporter, this will be the real-life couple's first feature film together. Kirk Harris will direct the film, which revolves around Kate (Fox), a widow who lost her husband in the war in Afghanistan and is struggling to maintain her small-town farm with her daughter while also running the local volunteer fire department. Into her life enters a soldier (Green) who is seeking to full a promise by bringing home her late husband's best friend, a combat dog by the name of Dakota. Johnny Harrington has penned the screenplay. "Having Megan and Brian star together is really cool for us as we certainly won't have to manufacture the kind of chemistry and magic that makes a family film like this so special. "This is the type of lighthearted yet adventurous material ..
                 

Vicky Kaushal gets injured while filming an action sequence

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Actor Vicky Kaushal who has been shooting for director Bhanu Pratap Singh's horror film got injured while filming an action sequence on a ship. The crew has been shooting in Gujarat since the last five days. During a night shoot on Thursday, when Vicky was filming an action sequence in a ship, he had to run and open the door. Unfortunately, the door fell on him and he was badly hurt. He was rushed to a local hospital by the crew and flown back to Mumbai. Vicky fractured his cheekbone and got 13 stitches on his cheek. The actor will be consulting a doctor in Mumbai and will be back in action once he is better. Meanwhile, the actor will feature as an action based superhero in the film directed by his Uri: The Surgical Strike director, Aditya Dhar, which will hit the theatres in mid-2020. While reports have been suggesting that the project will be a period-war film, producer Ronnie Screwvala responded by tweeting, "Just to clarify - it's NOT a period war film but a Modern Day Adaption ..
                 

Yami Gautam reminisces 7 years of Vicky Donor

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Yami Gautam and Ayushmann Khurrana starrer film Vicky Donor, which did extremely well on the box office has completed 7 years of its making. Yami took to her Instagram handle and shared a long message and throwback pictures of the shoot. Penning down a long message, the 'Uri: The Surgical Strike' actor recalled her entire journey of the shooting and also posted a series of pictures during the time the film was shot. "And that's where it had all begun for me...forever grateful to Shoojit Sircar da for being 1 of the best directors I have got to work with and making me your ASHIMA .. Juhi Chaturvedi for your sheer brilliance as the writer that you are .. Ronnie Lahiri for being 1 of the most cool-headed producers.. Jogi Mallang for taking 1 of my first ever auditions.. #Negi sir for cracking us with your subtle humour in between shooting the film," she wrote. Adding, she went on to say, "Ayushmann Khurrana for being my amazing first Co-star, even though u think someone else could have ..
                 

After a much-needed break, Sara Ali Khan is back in the Bay!

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Sara Ali Khan recently landed back in the city after spending some quality time with her friends in New York, where the actress visited her Alma Mater, Columbia University. The Simmba actress was seen splashing around the city of New York with her girl gang, a proof of which can be seen through her daily dose of exciting social media posts. Check it out:       View this post on Instagram It's not what we have, but who we have - Winnie The Pooh 🧸 🍯 🐽 Missing all of you so much already 🖤👋 @kamiyaah @milisanwalka @ipsitasen @ahilyamehta @bookingcom #ad A post shared by Sara Ali Khan (@saraalikhan95) onApr 18, 2019 at 12:39am PDT         View this post on Instagram Just wandering in the city of dreams. Thank you @bookingcom for this exciting escape. Can't wait to re-explore nyc! #ad #bookingyeah #sohonyc #nostalgia #memories 🌈ðŸ&se..
                 

Watch video: Uri actress Manasi Parekh dances with her daughter

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Uri actress, singer, and anchor Manasi Gohil, who is married to singer Parthiv Gohil is currently holidaying with her family in London. Manasi recently posted a video on Instagram where she broke into a dance on the streets of Piccadily Circus joining other locals and her two-year-old daughter Nirvi. Sharing the video on social media, the Uri actress wrote, "Just another regular day at #picadilly #nirvigrams Thanks for being my cameraman on demand @parthivgohil9 #instahusband #motheranddaughter. Check out the video below where little Nirvi and Manasi are dancing to Taki Taki".       View this post on Instagram Just another regular day at #picadilly 🐒🐒 #nirvigrams Thanks for being my cameraman on demand @parthivgohil9 #instahusband #motheranddaughter A post shared by Manasi Parekh (@manasi_parekh) onApr 14, 2019 at 11:38pm PDT Manasi has been exploring the city on foot and sharing adorable photos of her daughter as they go about ..
                 

Rajkummar Rao, Kangana Ranaut's Mental Hai Kya lands into legal trouble

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The film industry must exercise caution and be more sensitive in its messaging, irate psychiatrists have said in reference to the title and posters of the upcoming Hindi film Mental Hai Kya?, featuring popular actors Rajkummar Rao and Kangana Ranaut. Experts across the country aren't the least amused with the title and a newly-released poster which depicts the artistes trying to balance a razor sharp blade between their tongues. Taking their ire a step further, the Indian Psychiatric Society (IPS) on Thursday wrote to the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC), raising "serious objections" to the film's title. The protest is now official against #MentalHaiKya with the Indian Psychiatric Society writing to Censor Board protesting the images and teasers which depict #mentalillness in poor light..@balajimotionpic please clarify pic.twitter.com/lrIku3ccTd — Dr Milan B (@milantheshrink) April 19, 2019 "We take serious objections to the title of the movie, which is discrim..
                 

Manoj Bajpayee on his Bollywood journey: It was difficult to survive

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It is a landmark year for Manoj Bajpayee, both personally and professionally - while he turns 50 on April 23, he also clocks 25 years in the industry. The actor's first tryst with acting was in Govind Nihalani's Drohkal (1994) in a blink-and-miss role and Shekhar Kapur's Bandit Queen (1994). But numbers don't matter to him "as long as the journey has something to offer. It is the journey that is significant. Birthdays come and go," he says. "It is not that I want to hide my age, it is just that the path that I am treading on is important for me." Wife Shabana is organising a bash for his landmark year. "Neither do I attend film parties nor do I host bashes. But since there were so many things happening this year, I said why not," presumably referring to his Padma Shri honour. "Everything is happening this year, but the timing was not in my control." On a lighter note, he jokes that the bash is also to appease his friends who have been calling him "kanjoos." Looking back at his 25-yea..
                 

Arbaaz Khan on Dabangg 3: Salman knows how he wants to present himself

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After their first schedule in Maheshwar, Salman Khan and Sonakshi Sinha kicked off the second leg of Dabangg 3 in Mumbai yesterday. Although Arbaaz Khan had ably helmed the second instalment of the popular franchise, the actor-producer surprised many when he handed over the baton to Prabhudheva for the third edition. "In a franchise, it's always good to bring a fresh perspective since the surroundings are essentially the same," he reasons, adding, "The next instalment may be directed by someone else, or I may return to helm it." Arbaaz Khan Trusting a director with the universe of Chulbul Pandey - a character that Salman has made iconic over the years - does not come easy. A lot of factors came into play before the Khan brothers zeroed in on Prabhudheva, who had shown his flair for masala movies with Wanted (2009). "Directing, producing and acting are big responsibilities, and right now, I was not up for all of them. Salman's stardom has catapulted since Dabangg and he has a clear id..
                 

This is why Kartik Aaryan is excited for Game Of Thrones final season

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HBO's fantasy drama series – Game of Thrones (GoT) has captured the heart and minds of millions across the globe, including Kartik Aaryan. While the fans of the cult show eagerly awaited the finale season with bated breath, even the Kartik Aaryan couldn’t contain his excitement for this most watched series of the decade. The talented actor, who is also among the many Bollywood celebs who have been bitten by the GoT bug, recently posted a stunning video from Udaipur, captioning it as, “And this just happened!! Udaipur welcomes #GameOfThrones Season 8, Storm is coming !! 🌪.”       View this post on Instagram And this just happened !! Udaipur welcomes #GameOfThrones Season 8 Storm is coming !! 🌪 @imtiazaliofficial A post shared by KARTIK AARYAN (@kartikaaryan) onApr 18, 2019 at 5:16am PDT Kartik, who recently delivered the hit film – Luka Chuppi, is currently busy shooting for the second schedu..
                 

Nick Jonas wraps up Jumanji sequel

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Actor-singer Nick Jonas has wrapped up shooting for the "Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle" sequel. "That's a wrap! On another amazing 'Jumanji' adventure. Can't wait for you all to see this movie later this year," Nick tweeted. The previous part of the film featured Jonas along with actors Dwayne Johnson, Jack Black, Kevin Hart and Karen Gillan. Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle was a sequel to the 1995 hit "Jumanji", starring Robin Williams. Jonas, who is married to Indian actress Priyanka Chopra, has been concentrating on his acting as well as singing career. He recently launched new songs "Sucker" and "Cool" with his brothers. Priyanka and he are also a part of the Met Gala Host Committee, which includes such names as Lena Waithe, Katy Perry, Jared Leto, Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez. 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..
                 

Karan Singh Grover is ready to be seen back on the big screen

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Actor Karan Singh Grover, who has been away from the silver screen since 2015, says painting kept him busy. Now he is ready to be seen back on the big screen. Asked what kept him away, Karan told IANS: "Yes. It has been a while. There's nothing really which is keeping me away... The time that I was not visible to anyone, I was painting. That's one avenue that has opened up for me and it seems quite promising. It is a lot of fun. It is something I create on my own and not rely on or depend on someone." The 37-year-old actor is happy to have film projects in his kitty. "There is a project which is going to be released soon which is called 'Aadat'. We have completed shooting for it and there's 'Boss: Baap of Special Services', which will come out in July. There's a lot coming," he said. Aadat is a thriller directed by Bhushan Patel. It also stars his wife Bipasha Basu. This will be the second time Karan will be seen starring with Bipasha. They previously starred in "Alone", which relea..
                 

Have you seen these photos from Malaika, Amrita, Kareena's crazy party?

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While speculations of Malaika Arora and Arjun Kapoor getting married in April were rife, the former was seen making the most of summer nights by partying with her girl squad - Kareena Kapoor Khan, Amrita Arora Ladak, Delnaz Daruwala, Mallika Bhat and Vahbiz Mehta. Amrita Arora's husband Shakeel Ladak and fashion designer-producer Vikram Phadnis were also part of the bash, which was held at Shakeel-Amrita's residence. Well, the terrace party seemed to be one crazy night, and the pictures that the celebs shared from the bash, doing rounds on social media, are proof enough! Malaika Arora posted this picture on her Instagram account and captioned: "Summer nights .... terrace nights @amuaroraofficial @shaklad @vahbizmehta @delnazd @mallika_bhat @vikramphadnis #bebo#ammusterrace [sic]" Shakeel Ladak with wife Amrita Arora and her best friend Kareena Kapoor Khan. Bebo looked stunning in a black crop top and high waisted jeans, Amrita opted for a black crop top and printed shorts. ..
                 

Godzilla II: King Of The Monsters to release in India on May 31

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Following the global success of "Godzilla" and "Kong: Skull Island", comes the next chapter "Godzilla II: King Of The Monsters", an epic action adventure which will be releasing in India by Warner Bros Pictures on May 31. A presentation of Warner Bros Pictures and Legendary Pictures, in association with Toho Co Ltd, the film will be released in English, Hindi, Tamil and Telugu. The film, directed by Michael Dougherty stars Millie Bobby Brown, Oscar nominee Vera Farmiga, Oscar nominee Sally Hawkins, Kyle Chandler, O'Shea Jackson Jr, Ken Watanabe, Bradley Whitford, among others. "The approach that my writing partner Zach Shields and I took was that Godzilla, the MUTOs, Mothra, Rodan, King Ghidorah they're a super-species. These creatures were worshipped as ancient gods; they are the reasons we have stories about dragons and giants and titans. Godzilla King Of Monsters poster "Because if you look at the entire world's collection of ancient myths, you realize that they all have stories..
                 

Kalank Box Office Collection Day 2: Film sees huge drop with 11.45 cr

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Kalank witnessed a considerable drop on day 2 at the Box Office. Raking in Rs 11.45 crore on Thursday, Kalank box office collection stands at Rs 32.51 crore. Today, being a holiday across the country due to Good Friday, a jump is expected in collections. With its huge star cast and larger than life feel, Kalank emerged as the highest opener of the year, minting Rs. 21.60 crore on the first day of release. However, its Day 2, being a usual working day, the film witnessed a drop. While Kalank is on the top of the list of four biggest openers of this year, the other three are Kesari (Rs 21.06 crore), Gully Boy (Rs 19.40 crore) and Total Dhamaal (Rs 16.50 crore). While Kalank's Day 1 collections should be the reason enough for director Abhishek Varman to cheer, trade expert Amod Mehra says that the multi-starrer - given its stellar cast and the pre-release hype - was expected to perform better. Also Read: Kalank movie review in memes: Netizens have a field day with the movie "The..
                 

Arbaaz Khan: Dabangg 3 a big responsibility

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Arbaaz Khan, who is busy producing "Dabangg 3", says his upcoming action-comedy drama film is a big responsibility for him as an actor and producer. Arbaaz was interacting with the media at the promotional press conference of ZEE5's web series "Poison" here on Thursday. He is caught up doing multiple things these days. On one hand, he is producing Salman Khan and Sonakshi Sinha-starrer "Dabangg 3", and on another, he is juggling between a talk show titled "Quick Heal Pinch by Arbaaz Khan" and "Poison". Asked how is he manages to do all these things, he said: "I wouldn't say this ('Poison') was easy but, that project ('Dabangg 3') requires more attention from my side because I am working as an actor and a producer in it. I also look at Salman's co-ordination and all that. "While working in 'Poison', I just need to focus on my character. Whereas, hosting a talk show is like a breeze. I finish shooting each episode of that show in one or two hours, so it's not such a big thing. But I ab..
                 

Bharat 5th poster out: Salman Khan's character from 1990 looks intense

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The trailer launch of Salman Khan's Bharat is just a week away, and the actor has been constantly treating fans with his looks from the film - the latest one being his all patriot avatar. Salman, on Friday, unveiled yet another poster of his upcoming film, featuring the actor in a character from 1990. Dressed in blue shirt, paired with a grey coat with a salt-pepper light stubble, the poster also features Katrina in a desi attire sporting a small black bindi. "Har muskurate chahre ke peeche dard chupa hota hai aur wahi dard aapko zinda rakhta hai!," the Dabangg actor tweeted.  Check out the fifth poster of Bharat, featuring Salman Khan and Katrina Kaif right here: Har muskurate chahre ke peeche dard chupa hota hai aur wahi dard aapko zinda rakhta hai! 💪🏻 #BharatKaVaada@Bharat_TheFilm @aliabbaszafar @atulreellife @itsBhushanKumar #KatrinaKaif #Tabu @bindasbhidu @WhoSunilGrover @nikhilnamit @reellifeprodn @SKFilmsOfficial..
                 

Monali Thakur and Javed Ali render Sufiyana Pyaar Mera title track

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Monali Thakur and Javed Ali have rendered the title track of the TV show, Sufiyana Pyaar Mera, which stars Helly Shah and Rajveer Singh. Javed is known for his soulful numbers, so the makers were keen to get him on board along with Monali, who is best remembered for the Sawaar Loon number. The show is a love saga about an NRI who returns home in search of a bride. Says Javed, "The concept touches the heart and lending my voice to a television show was a pleasure." The two have featured on reality shows as judges, now they veer towards the fiction genre. Zain Imam's fan gets wrist permanently inked with actor's name Fans often leave no stone unturned to showcase their love for their favourite celebrities. One such incident happened with actor Zain Imam, who gearing up for the premiere of his show Ek Bhram- Sarvagun Sampanna, produced by Dipti Kalwani's Sunny Side Up. The actor was in Udaipur for the launch of his show with co-actor Shrenu Parikh. Zain Imam with his fan At the event ..
                 

Shah Rukh Khan on Zero failure: Maybe I made a wrong film

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Shah Rukh Khan is currently in China to attend the 9th Beijing International Film Festival. The actor's last venture Zero is set to conclude the International festival, with attendees from across the world including Khan, will be attending the screening. However, the Aanand L Rai directorial which was billed as one of the biggest films of 2018 crashed at the Indian box office. Four months after its release, SRK finally opened up on Zero's failure. In an interview with Chinese website CGTN, the superstar said that he did not do the right storytelling. "Unfortunately Zero itself wasn't received too well back home in India, maybe I made the wrong film, maybe I did not do the right storytelling so I am a little wary how it will be received here and I hope people here will like it," Shah Rukh said. He also called the film "quite a labor of love". He also added that his biggest regret is when he can't make his admirers happy with his work, although for him success and failure have always b..
                 

After Bridesmaids, Kristen Wiig and Annie Mumolo to reunite

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American actors Kristen Wiig and Annie Mumolo, who penned the Oscar-nominated script of the romantic-comedy film 'Bridesmaids', are reuniting for another comedy film titled 'Barb and Star Go to Vista Del Mar'. Wiig and Mumolo will co-write and co-star in the upcoming film, which will be directed by Josh Greenbaum, reported Variety. "I'm so excited to be a part of this movie which showcases Kristen and Annie's original, fresh and undeniably hilarious voice in spades. I'm also always looking for projects with titles that rhyme, so it really all worked out on this one," Greenbaum said. Gloria Sanchez Productions, founded and led by Jessica Elbaum, Will Ferrell and Adam McKay, will produce along with Wiig and Mumolo. "Having the opportunity to work with and support such talented female artists like Kristen and Annie is the reason we created Gloria Sanchez. We are thrilled to be partnering with them on this project, and help them bring 'Barb and Star' to the big screen," Elbaum said. Th..
                 

Priyank to reunite with singer Aastha Gill for another smashing hit?

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Reality TV star and actor Priyank Sharma is on a roll. After the success of his high school teenage drama Punch beat & a hit music single paired opposite Neha Kakkar, the chocolate boy is supposedly gearing up for yet another collaboration with the hitmaker Aastha Gill. A massive female fan following post his stint in dating reality show, Priyank rose to overnight fame & appeared on the biggest reality show Bigg Boss as a celebrity & had a long run on the show. Post his exit, there has been no looking back for the actor making him a sought after name for music single. The actor collaborated with DJ Waley Babu singer Aastha Gill for an out and out party anthem Buzz that crossed a whopping 199 Million views. Priyank and Aastha's chemistry in the song was unmatched. Apparently in a cryptic post on his photo-sharing app Priyank announced another collaboration with the Aastha Gill. The Buzz team reunited & cut a cake celebrating one year to the blockbuster song. He caption..
                 

'Happy with EC officials' response after watching Modi biopic'

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Actor Vivek Oberoi on Thursday expressed happiness at the response of the officials of the Election Commission who watched the biopic on Prime Minister Narendra Modi and said he hoped the film will be screened soon. Speaking to reporters, the actor said, "Election Commission officials have watched the movie on Wednesday. In a way, the movie was premiered at the EIC office yesterday. The first thing we asked the officials was how did they find the movie? However, I can not reveal their answer as it is the constitutional body and we ought to respect it. Though the officials' answer made us happy." "Now I just pray that they let us release the movie," he said after visiting the EC office here. On Wednesday, officials of the Election Commission watched a special screening of biopic on Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on the directions of the Supreme Court, A total of seven officials of a committee set up for the purpose were present for the screening of the biopic titled 'PM Narendra Modi'..
                 

Sunny Deol: Action has never troubled me

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Sunny Deol, the actor synonymous with action genre in Bollywood, says doing fight sequences has always been easy for him. The 62-year-old actor has made a name for himself by playing action hero in films such as "Ghayal", "Himmat" "Ghatak" and "Border", among others. Sunny next plays a cop, trying to prevent a terrorist attack in director Behzad Khambata's "Blank". "I have been a sports guy and have been easy with my action. Action has never troubled me. I enjoy doing it and plus the audience too likes me this way. (But) things have changed today in terms of action, there is technology to help you," Sunny told PTI. Ironically, his next with Rajkummar Santoshi will see him shed his action hero avatar as he is set to portray Sikh warrior Fateh Singh. They two have previously collaborated on three films. "Raj and me are working on Fateh Singh. It is not a period film. It is a relevant story, it is an interesting character. This film is similar to what we have done earlier. There is dept..
                 

Yami Gautam: Consistency important to make it in industry

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Discussing nepotism when marking seven years to Vicky Donor, a film that gave the industry two self-made artistes in Ayushmann Khurrana and Yami Gautam, is indeed an odd choice. "I don't think this holds true," says Gautam, when asked if meaty scripts rarely make it in the hands of those with no godfather in Bollywood. "With each passing year, it's being proven that talent is the ultimate [requirement]. Sometimes, what one can achieve within a few years with someone's support is something another can achieve sooner, without any aid. But, when you have support, you have more chance to bag another film after one failure. This isn't an opportunity that an outsider gets." Acknowledging that she did strike gold with her debut film, Shoojit Sircar's take on the story of a sperm donor, Gautam doesn't underplay the importance of carefully crafting a promising career trajectory after the jump-start. "Having a graph that [showcases] consistency is important. An actor should chose the work that..
                 

'Kalank's box office collections aren't up to the mark'

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Kalank made the most of a holiday release as it amassed Rs 21.60 crore on its opening day. In the process, the Varun Dhawan and Alia Bhatt starrer became the highest opener of the year so far, edging past Akshay Kumar's Kesari that had registered first day collection of Rs 21.06 crore. While the numbers should be reason enough for director Abhishek Varman to cheer, trade expert Amod Mehra says that the multi-starrer - given its stellar cast and the pre-release hype - was expected to perform better. "The collections aren't up to the mark as you don't expect such an ordinary opening for a film that boasts of such big stars. Though there was much interest around the Varun-Alia jodi as well as Sanjay Dutt and Madhuri Dixit [Nene], it doesn't seem to have translated into numbers. Since it is a long weekend, the film will be able to recover its cost, but the weekdays will be the real test," he says. While the period drama's big budget may be a hindrance, the Aditya Roy Kapur and Sonakshi ..
                 

Siddhant Chaturvedi reveals his fixation with this Bollywood khandan

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Siddhant Chaturvedi, a talented actor and the new sensation of B-town debuted on Anaita's chat show "Feet Up with the Stars Season 2 exclusively on Voot. The actor started his career in a web series called Life Sahi Hai which was produced by Luv Ranjan. Following that, he bagged the role of a cricketer in Amazon Prime's original series Inside Edge. His performance in 'Gully Boy' has garnered immense appreciation for his portrayal of rapper MC Sher- Ranveer's mentor in the film. The actor managed to win over the audiences with his charm and acting skill. Anaita Shroff Adajania and Siddhant Chaturvedi The provocative fashionista Anaita Shroff Adajania in a candid conversation with Siddhant about his rapping career revealed that the reel MC Sher is a real-life rapper! The protagonist of Zoya Akhtar's hit took off on a small leeway making it big. When asked about his preparations for MC Sher, Siddhant shared, "I reimagined myself as a rapper. I started writing on my own. I di..