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John Abraham unveils teaser poster of his first Marathi film

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A teaser poster of Marathi film Savita Damodar Paranjpe was unveiled on Tuesday. It is being made under actor John Abraham's banner. He took to his Twitter account on Tuesday and shared the poster with the audience. Along with the poster, John wrote: "Presenting the teaser poster of 'Savita Damodar Paranjpe'. Trailer will be out soon." Presenting the teaser poster of Savita Damodar Paranjpe.ट्रेलर लवकरच येत आहे..#SDPFilm #31stAugust@subodhbhave #TruptiToradmal @RaqeshBapat Directed by @swapnawj Presented by @johnabrahament & @PanoramaMovies Produced by @johnabrahament @SanyukthaC @minnakshidas YogiMogre pic.twitter.com/Azxyx6NClF — John Abraham (@TheJohnAbraham) July 17, 2018 The film is based on a successful Marathi play Savita Damodar Paranjpe, which starred late actress Reema Lagoo. The poster displays the face of a woman being drawn with a mangalsutra, and the name Savita Damodar Paranjpe can be seen written on it. The film, direct..
                 

Dhadak: Ishaan Khatter's red shirt in Pehli Baar was made out of lehengas

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Shashank Khaitan's Dhadak, which is the Hindi adaptation of the Marathi blockbuster film, Sairat is all set to release this week. Since the film is set up in Rajasthan, the lead actors Ishaan Khatter and Janhvi Kapoor learned Mewari language for their characters. To understand the dialect, they conversed with the locals in Udaipur in Mewari. The duo even went on a bike ride to soak in the sights and sounds of the city. That's not all, the outfit and accessories that Ishaan and Janhvi are seen wearing in the film were personally picked by them and the director from Rajasthan. The idea was to get the local flavor down pat. The song Pehli Baar showcases Ishaan Khatter don a red shirt with a desi twist. What's interesting is that the shirt was made out of four lehengas! The song Pehli Baar shows him jumping into a pond. During the shoot, he jumped into the pond a number of times. So to ensure that there was a dry shirt ready for each shot, the makers got not one, but four of the same mad..
                 

Khloe Kardashian, Tristan Thompson go for couple's therapy

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Khloe Kardashian, 34, and Tristan Thompson, 27, are putting in effort to make their relationship thrive, by going for couple's therapy. From sparking romance rumours, to getting pregnant a year later to emerging from an alleged infidelity scandal, the couple has been through a lot. Their romance even hit a rough patch in the days leading up to their daughter's arrival in April. But they are making sure all remains well, reports etonline.com. Lisa Stanley, a friend of Kardashian family matriarch Kris Jenner, told celebrity host Zoe Marshall that Khloe and Tristan, who share a 3-month-old baby girl True, are dedicated to rebuilding their bond. Khloe "doesn't want to look a fool. She was a fool once with Lamar Odom, and she didn't want to do it again," said Stanley. Khloe and Lamar had tied the knot in 2009, but their marriage fell apart following multiple allegations of infidelity surrounding the former NBA star. It led to their divorce. Catch up on all the latest entertainment news a..
                 

When Salman Khan went unnoticed at a Dubai mall

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Rarely does one get to see a sight where Salman Khan is not occupied with a sea of people around. The actor, who usually walks with a herd of bodyguards, was seen enjoying his solo time at a mall in Dubai. With just two guards with the star, Salman sat at one of the seats in the mall and got engrossed in his phone. Dressed in a casual avatar - black tee, denims and a cap, the star looked at peace. Surprisingly, he went unnoticed at the mall by the localites. A video of the same has gone viral on Instagram.   #SalmanKhan snapped as he chills at a luxury mall in Dubai recently #instadaily #saturday #bollywood #dailyvideos @beingsalmankhan A post shared by Bollywood (@filmyhaiboss) onJul 14, 2018 at 10:17pm PDT Post the release of his Eid treat - Race 3, Salman left for the Dabangg Tour with Jacqueline Fernandez, Katrina Kaif, Sonakshi Sinha and others. On the professional front, he is currently filming for Ali Abbas Zafar's Bharat. The brownie point about the film is ..
                 

Katy Perry dealt with depression after flop album

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Singer Katy Perry fell into deep depression after her album Witness flopped last year. The pop star told Vogue Australia that the public's reaction to her fifth record, which featured the tracks Swish Swish and Bon Appetit, left her heartbroken and led to some serious soul searching, reports aceshowbiz.com. "I have had bouts of situational depression and my heart was broken last year because, unknowingly, I put so much validity in the reaction of the public, and the public didn't react in the way I had expected to," she said. The low prompted Perry to seek help and counselling at the Hoffman Institute in California where she felt recharged and re-energised. "Essentially and metaphorically, we are all computers, and sometimes we adopt these viruses via our parents or via the nurture that we are given or not given growing up. These toxic tendencies can start to play out in our behaviour, in our adult patterns, in our relationships," she said. The biggest breakthrough, she says, was re..
                 

Watch Kajol's hilarious recreation of Gerua while promoting Helicopter Eela

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The love ballad Gerua from Kajol's film Dilwale (2015) with Shah Rukh Khan was a massive hit, especially with its ecstatic visuals. The actress is currently on a promotional spree for her upcoming film, Helicopter Eela. Kajol has shared some interesting behind-the-scenes from the film's promotion, which has got the viewers in splits. In the video, while recreating Gerua, Kajol is seen flaunting her shimmery violet saree, in Raj and Pablo-style. While sharing the video, the Dilwale actress captioned the video as, "#behindthescenes Recreating Gerua Raj and Pablo style @bbcasiannetwork @rajpablo (sic)." #behindthescenes Recreating Gerua Raj and Pablo style 😂😂😂 @bbcasiannetwork @rajpablo pic.twitter.com/UNosbUMXFM — Kajol (@KajolAtUN) July 16, 2018 Helicopter Eela, is directed by Pradeep Sarkar and stars Kajol and National award winner Riddhi Sen in lead roles. Written by Mitesh Shah, ..
                 

Richa Chadha writes to Odisha CM for intervention in elephant deaths

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Having joined hands with an animal welfare organisation to encourage the safety of elephants in India, Richa Chadha has turned her attention to Odisha, where reports of deaths of the animal are emerging in abundance. Chadha has written to the chief minister of Odisha, Naveen Patnaik, to seek the office's intervention in ensuring that the number of elephant deaths related to negligence are monitored. The development comes in the wake of reports of the death of the animal in train accidents on tracks that pass through heavily forested regions. Chadha says she was instantly on board when PETA approached her for the campaign. "We need to teach our train drivers about [being watchful of] elephants crossing [tracks]. The forest guards should put up signs at stations warning drivers about upcoming crossings," she says. After Odisha, the campaign is expected to travel to other places. Also Read: Anil Kapoor remembers Rita Bhaduri: She was full of warmth, always cheerful Catch up on al..
                 

Imagine Dragons unveil their song Natural

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Grammy Award-winning band Imagine Dragons on Tuesday released a song titled Natural, which has been chosen as the anthem of this years ESPN college football season. The band will perform the song, which has been released by KIDinaKORNER/Interscope Records, on Jimmy Kimmel Live! on Thursday. "Living in a dog-eat-dog world can bring out the worst in you, and sometimes, the best," the band's singer Dan Reynolds said in a statement to IANS. "It would be a lie to tell you I haven't become somewhat sceptical about some things in the last decade of my life. However, I believe that when you truly learn to love yourself, the judging eyes and hateful words become meaningless. ‘Natural' is about finding yourself and being willing and able to stand up to whatever adversity comes your way." Imagine Dragons' third studio album, "Evolve", has spent 55 weeks on Billboard's Top 200 Albums chart, where it currently sits at No. 17. Imagine Dragons are currently out on the road for the second l..
                 

Anil Kapoor takes trumpet lessons for Fanney Khan

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Bollywood star Anil Kapoor, who will next be seen in the much-awaited musical drama 'Fanney Khan', has learned to play the trumpet for the same. "The trumpet is an integral part of my character in the film. My character, Fanney, plays it when he is sad or happy. So I had to make it look real. I was excited to learn a new instrument and took lessons from Ramesh Kumar Gurung. It was challenging to emote while using the instrument," said Anil. The star chronicles the place of music in his career as he also learned the sitar as a child artist starring in Tu Payal Mein Geet (1971) and travelled from Chembur to Bandra for his lessons as a 12-year-old. Kapoor added, "I learned to play the harmonium from Ustad Iqbal Ahmed Khan. Music has played an integral part in my career. I understood melody and rhythm through the characters I have played." A one-of-its-kind musical comedy, Fanney Khan is a story about a father who wishes to fulfil the dream of his daughter, an aspirational singer. It is..
                 

Meryl Streep, Cher lock lips at 'Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again' premiere

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Hollywood veteran Meryl Streep and singer-actress Cher locked lips at the premiere of their forthcoming film 'Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again'. On Monday night, Streep and Cher kissed at the red carpet at the Hammersmith Apollo here, reports aceshowbiz.com. The three-time Academy Award-winning actress and the veteran singer have earlier worked together on 1983's 'Silkwood' and are reuniting on-screen in the upcoming musical film. 'Cher and Meryl kissing is all I needed,' one fan reacted on social media to the pair's kiss. Another commented: 'Meryl and Cher officially broke the Internet.' Streep wore a royal blue gown paired with silver hoops for the occasion. Cher oozed rock glamour in an all-black ensemble while styling her black hair voluminous curls. They were joined by other cast members, including Amanda Seyfried, Lily James, Christine Baranski, Jessica Keenan Wynn and Alexa Davies, as well as ABBA band member Benny Andersson at the premiere. Catch up on all the latest entertainm..
                 

Female employees in Priyanka's Purple Pebble Productions get new set of benefits

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In an industry that remains largely male-dominated, Priyanka Chopra is triggering a change of sorts with small but significant steps. After introducing pay parity to create a gender-neutral workforce earlier this year, the actor, on her birthday today, is putting into effect a new set of benefits for the female employees of her studio, Purple Pebble Productions. Having established herself as a force to reckon with in her field, Priyanka firmly believes that women should not have to compromise on their life choices to achieve professional success. It was this belief that has led her to introduce flexible timings for working mothers and special benefits during maternity leave. Priyanka's mother and business partner Dr Madhu Chopra says, "Since 80 per cent of our female staff is married, we had to keep their interests in mind. The idea was simple — why should women's life choices become professional hurdles? The policy of flexible timings for mothers was set in place by Priyanka, ..
                 

Not Sidharth Malhotra, Kartik Aaryan's invited to this party

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Over the past few months, rumours were rife that Sidharth Malhotra is the frontrunner to play the lead in the remake of the Kannada hit, Kirik Party (2016). Now, it has been learnt that given Malhotra's chock-a-block date diary, the makers have approached Kartik Aaryan for the project. A source reveals, "Sidharth was in talks with producer Ajay Kapoor and director Abhishek Jain for quite some time. But he has already allotted his dates to Ekta Kapoor's Shotgun Shaadi and the Vikram Batra biopic that is being produced by Karan Johar. Ajay couldn't wait as long as next year for Sidharth's dates. Post the success of Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety, he had an elaborate meeting with Kartik, who loved the coming-of-age story." A campus comedy, the original saw Rakshit Shetty toplining the cast. The source adds that given Aaryan's popularity among the young generation, Kapoor felt he would be a perfect fit. The film has also been remade in Telugu as Kirrak Party. The official announcement on the Hin..
                 

Sukhwinder Singh: Never felt competition, insecurity with my contemporaries

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Singer Sukhwinder Singh says he never intends to compete with other playback singers and he has few lifetime friends from the film industry. "I have never felt any competition and insecurity with my contemporaries. I always intend to work on my singing, my practice and my voice. It takes so much energy and I feel connected to myself and the Almighty that I really do not look outside," Sukhwinder told IANS in an interview. Having made his mark in the Bollywood playback singing world with the iconic Chaiyya Chaiyya in 1999, the singer has spent more than two decades, delivering some popular songs like Ishq bina, Ramta jogi, Rut aa gayi re, Haule haule, Gajanana, Fashion ka jalwa, Chak de India, Udi udi jaaye, Sultan and Fateh. Asked if there is anything called real friendship in the industry, Sukhwinder said: "Yes, I have friends here and we can find friends everywhere depending on what we expect from the next person. I have learnt one thing that there are various people in the indust..
                 

Veteran actress Rita Bhaduri dead; film, TV celebs bid adieu

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Veteran actress Rita Bhaduri, whose film and television career spanned five decades, died here on Tuesday. The industry bid her a tearful adieu and remembered her as a warm and jovial person, who was one of the "finest" talents to emerge out of FTII. Rita, 62, died at the Sujay Hospital in Vile Parle. She was fighting a weak kidney and was on dialysis twice a week. "She died at around 1.30 a.m. and her family members took her body from the hospital at around 4," a source from the hospital where she was admitted for over a week told IANS. Zama Habib, producer and writer of the actress' show "Nimki Mukhiya", said he had sensed she was critical. "We were at the hospital last night (Monday). Her condition was not good," Habib told IANS. In Nimki Mukhiya, she was seen as a Imarti Devi, the grandmother of the house. The shoot for Tuesday was cancelled due to the actress' demise. What's going to happen to Rita's character on the show? "The last time she shot for the show was almost 15 days..
                 

Aayush Sharma recalls his training in action with Salman Khan

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Aayush who will be making his acting debut with the romantic drama Loveratri recalls his training days where he learnt some of the most crucial lessons in action from none other than his mentor Salman Khan. Aayush underwent rigorous training in action for four years under the watchful eyes of Salman who made sure that Aayush performs his own stunts and action and not take a body double or stuntman. Recalling one such incident, Aayush recalls how Salman pushed him down the sand dunes in Rajasthan. He recalls, "We were in Jaisalmer where I was assisting Salman Bhai on Bajrangi Bhaijaan. A day before, he had asked the steady cam operator who was also a stuntman to teach me how to roll and do some action. So one night after the shoot, I trained in some action. On reaching the set the next day, in the middle of the shoot in the middle of the dessert, Bhai called me on top of the sand dunes. When I went up, he suddenly pushed me down without any instructions or warning. I went down tossing ..
                 

Arjun Kapoor's throwback photo with Katrina Kaif is hinting at something!

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Arjun Kapoor and Katrina Kaif share an adorable 'love and hate' relationship with each other, which is quite evident from their confessions on talk shows and on social media. However, on the occasion of Katrina Kaif's birthday, Arjun Kapoor shared a 'then and now' photo of theirs, and made a big revelation. Arjun revealed about the film they were supposed to do together, which is still pending. His post also read that they have always been each others partner in crime. Adding to it, he wrote, "The kind we don't discuss on social media (sic)."   Happy birthday fellow cancerian @katrinakaif from then to now, u have been my partner in crime (the kind we don’t discuss on social media) hope u have a good one, smile more, be happy & keep kickin ass cause ur good at it... #katrinakahappybirthday !!! Ps - we still gotta do that film together... #justsaying A post shared by Arjun Kapoor (@arjunkapoor) onJul 16, 2018 at 5:23am PDT On Karan Johar's show, Koffee with..
                 

Pulkit Samrat sports a new short hair look!

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Pulkit who rose to fame with Fukrey, Sanam Re and Fukrey Returns, has decided to turn choreographer and collaborate with Canadian rapper Tandeep Nagi for their upcoming track. Being one of the hottest poster boys of new-age cinema, Pulkit has consciously decided to sport a new short hair look for the video for which he will collaborate with an international team of dancers. "I've cut my hair, and coloured it for certain portions of the number," informs Pulkit, adding, "Ahead of the Toronto schedule of the song next month, Pulkit will also undergo prep work to get the diction and accent right. It's a three-day-long schedule involving 50 foreign artistes." Interestingly, Pulkit will also set the sequences of the number and rap for the first time. "Since it's a pop song, we're including hip hop sequences, apart from those that involve footwork. I have been training for four hours every day. I love to dance, and had adapted it as a form of a workout. I am using dance to physically train..
                 

Soorma box office collection day 4: Diljit Dosanjh starrer earns Rs 2 crore

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Soorma – a biopic based on the life of former Indian hockey team, Sandeep Singh, essayed by Diljit Dosanjh, hit the 70 mm on Friday, July 13. The film is doing decent business at the box office, and has got likewise reviews from the critics, too. On day 1, the film minted Rs. 3.25 crore and saw an upward trend on day 2, thus taking its collection to Rs. 5.05 crore. Owing to the positive word of mouth, Soorma earned Rs. 5.60 crore on Sunday, day 3, and despite heavy rainfall and World Cup Finale of Football, the film took its weekend grand total to Rs. 13.90 crore at the box office. On Monday, day 4, Diljit and Taapsee Pannu starrer minted Rs. 2 crore. The total collection of the film till date stands at Rs. 15 crore. After being certified as 'U', Soorma is witnessing footfalls by kids and family in larger numbers at the theatres. As the film is a universal film, it is been cleared by the Pakistani censor board and Kuwait censor board too. Soorma is an inspiring true story about..
                 

Akshay Kumar, Salman Khan among world's highest-paid celebs

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Bollywood superstars Akshay Kumar and Salman Khan, with earnings of USD 40.5 million and USD 37.7 million, have made it to Forbes' World's Highest-Paid Celebrities 2018 list, topped by former professional boxer Floyd Mayweather. Akshay, 50, and Salman, 52, are the only two Indians in the list, which was unveiled on Monday. Akshay is ranked 76th, while Salman is placed on 82 in the list, which includes athletes, musicians, personalities, actors and comedians. According to Forbes, the world's 100 top-earning entertainers pulled in a combined USD 6.3 billion pre-tax over the past 12 months, up 22 per cent from last year and 11 superstars crossed the USD 100 million threshold, more than double the number from the last two years combined. The Celebrity 100 list ranks front-of-camera stars around the globe using their pre-tax earnings from June 1, 2017 through June 1, 2018, before deducting fees for managers, lawyers and agents. Estimates are based on numbers from Nielsen, Pollstar, IMDB, ..
                 

Karan Johar: Nagarjuna has extremely special role in Brahmastra

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Filmmaker Karan Johar says he is honoured and excited to have southern superstar Nagarjuna play a special role in his upcoming production venture Brahmastra. Karan on Monday took to Twitter and wrote: "We are honoured and exceptionally excited to have the one and only Nagarjuna doing an extremely 'special' role in our film 'Brahmastra'! Directed by Ayan Mukerji, (starring) Amitabh Bachchan, Alia Bhatt and Ranbir Kapoor... Thank you Sir for your love and your beautiful energy." We are honoured and exceptionally excited to have the one and only @iamnagarjuna doing an extremely “special” role in our film #BRAHMASTRA !! Directed by Ayan Mukerji @SrBachchan @aliaa08 #RanbirKapoor ...thank you sir for your love and your beautiful energy! pic.twitter.com/fVD5sRVQvc — Karan Johar (@karanjohar) July 16, 2018 He also shared a photograph from the film's shoot. A tweet from Karan's home production banner Dharma Productions read: "The 'Brahmastra' team is now bigger and gr..
                 

Dia Mirza: Mark Ganesh Chaturthi minus plastic

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For Ganesh Chaturthi festivities, which fall in September, actress and UN Environment Goodwill Ambassador Dia Mirza wants people to shun plastic. Dia on Tuesday tweeted a message for leaders in Mumbai to contribute a bit by eradicating the use of plastics in pandals. "This year as we approach Ganesh Utsav, it will be incredible to see all our MPs, MLAs and leaders display their solidarity for Swachh Bharat by making our pandals free of plastics and plaster of paris," she wrote. This year as we approach #GaneshUtsav it will be incredible to see all our MP’s, MLA’s and leaders display their solidarity for #SwachhBharat by making our pandals free of plastics and plaster of paris. @ShelarAshish @poonam_mahajan @AUThackeray @milinddeora 👍🏼🙏🏻 — Dia Mirza (@deespeak) July 17, 2018 An activist for a clean and green environment, the actress-producer this year on World Environment Day (June 5) also hosted an awareness programme 'Beat Plastic Pollution' in De..
                 

Mahhi Vij shares her fitness mantra!

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Besides spending hours at the gym, Mahhi Vij believes in following a healthy diet to maintain her body. She says, "I'm always reading and keeping a tab on my food intake." She adds that she constantly experiments with her diet. Mahhi Vij is married to TV actor Jay Bhanushali. The couple had a hush-hush wedding in 2011, but made it public only a year later. Two years later, there were reports about trouble in their paradise, but in early 2014, they put speculation to rest by exchanging wedding vows yet again while holidaying in Las Vegas. In a recent interview, her husband had said that he feels lucky to have Mahhi Vij and their two adopted children in his life. "A few years ago, my wife and I decided to adopt the kids of our caretaker, who has been helping me for the past 10 years. We always wanted to do something thoughtful and we felt that providing education and basic necessities to these little munchkins would be a blessing to us. "I can't express how lucky I feel to ha..
                 

Jim Sarbh: I don't want to play the villain anymore

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On Open House with Renil on zoOm Styled by Myntra, Bollywood's newest villain Jim Sarbh gets candid with celebrity talk show host Renil Abraham and opens up about his journey from being a theatre actor to a super-villain in Bollywood. Jim, best known for essaying unusual roles, from a terrorist, to a slave to a drug peddler, has pulled off every role with perfection. However, when quizzed by Renil on the one thing he does not want to do in a movie, he confessed, "I am sick of playing villains. I am not going to play a villain for a while. It's not because I don't like that kind of acting or don't want to do it, but because I want to try other things now. One must say no to some opportunities to open the possibilities of others. Else, I will only remain a bad guy!" Acting, it seems, is Jim's destiny, as he explained to Renil. "As you know, before entering the glamorous world of Bollywood, I was into theatre where I played varied roles, from a lover boy to a servant. I've been doing pl..
                 

Veteran actress Rita Bhaduri passes away

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Veteran actress Rita Bhaduri, who has been a part of the Indian entertainment industry for over three decades, passed away Tuesday morning. The funeral rites will be held today.  Rita was at the Sujay Hospital in Vile Parle. She was fighting a weak kidney and was on dialysis. "She died at around 1.30 a.m. and her family members took her body from the hospital at around 4 a.m.," the source told IANS. Actor Shishir Sharma took to Facebook to share the sad news, "We deeply regret to inform you that Reeta Bhaduri has departed for her journey beyond. The funeral rites will be held on 17th July, Tuesday 12 noon at the Cremation Ground, Parsi Wada Road, Parshiwada, Chakala, Andheri East. Extremely sad.. lost a wonderful human being .. a mother to many of us.. will miss u Ma..." Rita Bhaduri With a career spanning over five decades, Rita played important supporting parts in movies like Kabhi Haan Kabhi Naa, Kya Kehna, Dil Vil Pyar Vyar and Main Madhuri Dixit Banna Chahti Hoon. She als..
                 

Mallika Sherawat flaunts her abs

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Actress Mallika Sherawat on Monday shared a photograph of herself flaunting her toned abs. "Checking out those abs," Mallika captioned the photograph, where she is standing in front of what seems to be like a mirror and checking her toned body.   Checking out those abs ! #fitness #abs #health A post shared by Mallika Sherawat (@mallikasherawat) onJul 15, 2018 at 9:25pm PDT Mallika, who comes from Haryana - which once had the lowest female child ratio - entered the film industry much to the dismay of her family members. She says it was running away from home that gave her courage. "Stifled in a patriarchal family, I neither had freedom nor choice. I faced innumerable hardships because I dared to question and challenge the status quo. When I got a chance, I ran as fast as my legs could carry me and I survived. Today I stand on my own two feet and I decide how I live my life," added the actress who has featured in films like Murder, Khwahish, Pyaar Ke Side Effects, We..
                 

Aww! Sunny Leone celebrates 'gotcha' anniversary with Nisha

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Actress Sunny Leone on Monday celebrated the one year "gotcha" anniversary with her daughter Nisha, whom she adopted from a village in Latur in 2017. Sunny shared a heart warming photograph of herself along with her husband Daniel Weber embracing her daughter. She captioned the image: "One year ago today our lives changed when we brought you home with us! Today is your one year 'gotcha' anniversary and I can't believe it's only been one year because I feel I have known you a lifetime. You are a part of my heart and soul and the most beautiful baby girl in the world! I love you very much Nisha Kaur Weber!"   One year ago today our lives changed when we brought you home with us! Today is your 1year "gotcha" anniversary and I can't believe it's only been one year because I feel I have known you a lifetime. You are a part of my heart and soul and the most beautiful baby girl in the world! I love you very much Nisha Kaur Weber!! A post shared by Sunny Leone (@sunnyleone) onJul..
                 

'Comparisons with Sairat can't leave me shaken'

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With only days to go before Dhadak hits screens, director Shashank Khaitan finds himself shouldering the responsibility of having to match up to his source material, the Marathi hit, Sairat (2016). Ever since the trailer of the Ishaan Khatter and Janhvi Kapoor starrer launched, netizens have had a field day trolling the adaptation of Nagraj Manjule's much loved film. Quiz him on the constant comparisons, and he says, "The negativity isn't unexpected, but I am nullifying it with my positivity. Instead of indulging in what's wrong, I am focusing on the fact that we got the opportunity to make this movie. These comparisons can't shake me." Shashank Khaitan Twitterati came down heavily on his recreated version of Zingaat too. Responding to criticism that the track loses its rustic charm on his glossy canvas, Khaitan retorts, "I set the film in Udaipur, and it looks as royal as that. It's correctly picturised keeping in mind the story we have. But it's easy to irk people. Had I simply us..
                 

Trainer Yasmin Karachiwala reveals Katrina Kaif's fitness mantra

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From Dhoom 3 to Tiger Zinda Hai, Katrina Kaif has never failed to surprise her audience with her performances and super-fit body. As she turned 35 on Monday, celebrity trainer Yasmin Karachiwala shared the actress' fitness secret. Revealing Katrina's transformational journey Karachiwala, a Reebok Fitness Ambassador, said in a statement: "Katrina is one of the most interesting people to work with because she expects a new workout every time she walks in to the gym. The workout should meet what her goals are, it should meet her fitness levels and it should meet strengthening the parts that are weak."   Happiest Birthday my darling Katy🎈🎉🎂😘 Love you and will be there with you through everything always and forever❤❤ #birthdaygirl #friendslikefamily #Birthday #KatrinaKaif @katrinakaif A post shared by Yasmin Karachiwala (@yasminkarachiwala) onJul 16, 2018 at 5:00am PDT   Before beginning work on each movie, Katrina sits with the trainer to create a ..
                 

Soorma truly setting the right goal at the Box Office

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The cinematic presentation of former Indian hockey player Sandeep Singh's journey has earned Rs 13.85 crore over its opening weekend. The figure is appreciable, given that Diljit Dosanjh starrer Soorma hit a mere 1,100 screens across the country. Over the weekend, the film's earning shot up by about 50 per cent when compared to its opening day collection of Rs 3.20 crore. It has, however, been unable to outshine Paul Rudd-starrer Hollywood release, Antman And The Wasp, which garnered Rs 19.3 crore over three days of hitting screens. Still from Antman And The Wasp According to trade expert Amod Mehra, both the films are performing well at the box-office. "Despite a slow start, Soorma picked up pace, thanks to the positive reviews. When [earnings from] digital and satellite rights are considered, the makers are likely to make profits. At the same time, Hollywood superhero flicks have been popular in India, and the collections of Antman And The Wasp is a testimony to it. Apart from kid..
                 

Mithila Palkar: My idea of romance is old school

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Two years after she became an internet sensation with Girl In The City, Mithila Palkar reprises her role of Meera Sehgal in the web series. Following her life and the misadventures that come with it, the third season will see Palkar's character take a chance on love with Kartik, played by Rajat Barmecha. Though a natural in front of the camera, the actor admits that she isn't as uninhibited when it comes to romancing on screen. "So far, it has been a little awkward to romance on camera. When you are playing a character, you have to do justice to it and for that, you have to believe in what you are doing. But I guess, eventually, you ease into it and with time, it just becomes organic," says Palkar. The actor says her off-screen persona couldn't be further removed from her on-screen one, as far as their approach towards love is concerned. "Mithila is outgoing in terms of how she will approach a guy, I am not like that. I am old school when it comes to romance. I still like the idea of..
                 

Shah Rukh Khan unveils Katrina Kaif's first look from Zero!

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On account of Katrina Kaif's birthday, Shah Rukh Khan took to his social media unveiling the actress' first look from Zero. After witnessing Shah Rukh Khan's Zero avatar, the audience now gets to see Katrina's intriguing look from the film. Enthralling and captivating, Katrina is out to hypnotise you with her dark expressions, lost amidst a crowd. Sharing the first look along with a note, Shah Rukh Khan says, "There are so many lovely pictures of her, but this one speaks to me beyond my friends beauty....hope u all also give it love." There are so many lovely pictures of her, but this one speaks to me beyond my friends beauty....hope u all also give it love. pic.twitter.com/yYpioBa6ds — Shah Rukh Khan (@iamsrk) July 16, 2018 Shah Rukh also shared a note which reads, "We know she is beautiful. We know she has our hearts fluttering. She has loved like she has never been hurt. She dances like nobody's watching her. She has lived like it's heaven on earth. But all us act..
                 

When Karishma Tanna played spoilsport

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After sharing screen space with Ranbir Kapoor in Sanju, TV actor Karishma Tanna has teamed up with Ranveer Singh for a commercial. On Saturday, the Padmaavat actor shared a picture on Instagram from the set and wrote a cryptic message, "Coming soon." Just when fans began speculating what it was for, the Naagin 3 actor shared a picture with Ranveer and spilled the beans. Later, Karishma deleted the post but by then she had spoilt Ranveer's chance to whet the appetite of fans. Karishma, who recently shared screen space with Ranbir Kapoor in Sanju, says her her is amazing to work with and is a complete brat. Asked how would she describe Ranbir, Karishma told IANS, "He is amazing, a thorough professional and a brat. He's a lot of fun on the set. He has very good humour, talks well and a lovely guy to work with." Karishma is not in a rush to sign films. "I had been offered a lot of films also but if the content is not good then I would not want to do it...," she said. Catch up on a..
                 

Fanney Khan takes a stand on Body Shaming

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The much-awaited film of Fanney Khan starring Anil Kapoor, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, and Rajkummar Rao is not just a musical drama but a strong take on body shaming too. As shown in the trailer Anil Kapoor plays a father of a teenager who is battling with her weight issues. Pihu Sand who plays Lata Sharma a 20 years old who had to put on weight for her role. Lata dreams of becoming a star performer while battling fat-shaming. The actress had to put on a lot of weight for her role, when asked her about it she said, "I had to put on another 20 kg in six months for the role and the prep included planning Lata's look, makeup and even her haircut. The fringe is an important part of the character." Speaking about her transformation, the actress reveals that she reached 98 kg, which is the heaviest she has ever been. "Being fat was lovely because I am not shy about my body and everybody made me comfortable. Yes, I did have some health issues, but it was worth it because it was for something ..
                 

What hatred? Alia Bhatt posts adorable birthday wish for 'BFF' Katrina Kaif

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Katrina Kaif turns 35 today, and is celebrating her birthday with friends and her sisters at the Countryside in England. The actress says that she does not believe in having elaborate birthday parties and prefers keeping it a low key affair. Though the actress isn't in India, she is receiving immense love from her Bollywood friends. From designer Manish Malhotra, Farah Khan, Karan Johar, Zoya Akhtar, most of them have wished the actress on social media.   Happiest birthday to my Sheila @katrinakaif lov u always... mummy♥ï¸Â A post shared by Farah Khan Kunder (@farahkhankunder) onJul 16, 2018 at 1:18am PDT   Happy Happy Birthday dearest @katrinakaif stay Beautiful and Wonderful always ♥ï¸Â @mmalhotraworld A post shared by Manish Malhotra (@manishmalhotra05) onJul 15, 2018 at 8:50pm PDT Amidst rumours of Alia and Katrina's friendship going downhill, best friend Alia Bhatt wished the f..
                 

Sonam Kapoor's truly 'The good wife'

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Sonam Kapoor's Instagram account would usually be replete with her sartorial statements. Of late, however, the actor has been only promoting husband Anand Ahuja's brands. Her recent posts are all about how fabulous his new line of sneakers and apparel is and how she can't wait to try it. The actor sure knows how to spread the word among fans. Ever since their big, fat wedding in May, Sonam K Ahuja and husband Anand have been shuttling between Mumbai, Delhi and London. While she has been operating out of her Juhu home so far, it has now been heard that the actor intends to shift base to her pad in Sunteck Signature Island Apartments in Bandra Kurla Complex. The house, which she had reportedly picked up for a whopping Rs 35 crore in 2015, was the venue of their mehendi function. A source informs mid-day, "Sonam had invested in this property long back. Considering the two spend a chunk of their time in Mumbai, she wants the Bandra house to be her marital home. She has already begun doin..
                 

Janhvi Kapoor and Ishaan Khatter overwhelmed with the love from their fans

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Shashank Khaitan's Dhadak starring Janhvi Kapoor and Ishaan Khatter is all set to release this week. The lead actors who are on a promotional spree for their film, have visited various cities including Jaipur, Lucknow, Pune, and Kolkata. The film was shot in Jaipur and Kolkata, so visiting these places for promotions brought back memories of the shoot for the actors. However, the love that Dhadak's lead pair has received across cities and on social media has left them overwhelmed. Janhvi is moved with the youthful energy that welcomed her at each of her halts during the city tours. Ishaan, on the other hand, feels more encouraged to deliver a knockout performance. "I didn't expect to receive so much love from the audience. I'm thankful for this and there's a sense of gratitude for what I have received so far. I just hope that I can give something back to the audience," says Janhvi. Ishaan echoes her thoughts, and says, "Maybe, I didn't think about all of this, but it's truly overwhel..
                 

Anubav Sinha slams trolls in open letter over Mulk

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Filmmaker Anubhav Sinha, who is being accused of running propaganda to garner support and sympathy for Muslims through his upcoming film Mulk, has hit out at trolls, saying the movie is not funded by either underworld kingpin Dawood Ibrahim, the Congress or the RSS, and neither is it about Hindus or Muslims. In a Twitter post on Monday, Sinha, who has directed the movie, articulated his thoughts about the negative comments that he has been receiving against the film, a courtroom drama about restoring the honour of a Muslim family accused of treason. Sinha has slammed trolls for how they are "lost under heaps and heaps of hate posts that you write every day, every hour for four years now" and without having "a name or a face". An open letter to all the trolls. Bring it on!!! pic.twitter.com/QSLMOBLmnz — Anubhav Sinha (@anubhavsinha) July 15, 2018 He explained: "Mulk... No it is not funded by Dawood Ibrahim. You can ask him. Not even Congress. You can ask Rahul (Gandhi). N..
                 

Jodie Foster: I wasn't very good at playing the girlfriend

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Veteran actor-director Jodie Foster says she has never played the roles of the girlfriend or the wife as she was not very good at essaying those characters. The 55-year-old actor says she did not want to be in the movies for the namesake and preferred working when she found a story that appealed to her. "I was never interested in a career for a career's sake. I just wanted to tell the stories I find interesting and I wasn't very good playing the girlfriend, so, nope, I never did that. I just worked when I found something that moved me," Foster told The Guardian. She admits she has perhaps worked less than other actors, but says she would "rather be more discerning". "The industry has changed a lot recently, with the end of the studio system, the rise of superheroes and streaming. But the only thing I trust is the quality of stories, and I decided I would focus on that. Some of my movies haven't worked, but at least I held to the same principle. That's why I'm not the r..
                 

Rani Mukerji to hoist India's National flag at Indian Film Festival of Melbourne

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The Indian Film Festival of Melbourne (IFFM), the largest film festival in the southern hemisphere, recently announced, the multi-talented actor and superstar Rani Mukerji as the chief guest for this year. As per tradition, the chief guest of the festival is the one, who hoists the Indian national flag at Melbourne's main public square. This year, the honour to hoist the flag will be given to the fantastically talented actress Rani Mukerji, who has also been nominated under the Best Actress category for an IFFM Award. Rani will hoist the flag in front of thousands of Indian- Australians and people from the Subcontinent Diaspora, who throng Federation square just to see the hoisting of their national flag on Saturday August 11th. Taking into consideration the weekend, every year IFFM ensures to celebrate the Indian Independence week at the iconic landmark. She will be in the company of the High Commissioner of India in Australia and The Mayor of Melbourne. Each year, the Flag Hoisting..
                 

Henry Cavill on celeb scrutiny: It has definitely intensified

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All their moves are followed, all their words are weighed and they practically lead their lives out in the open. But Henry Cavill doesn't mind that side of fame. The actor, popular as Superman from the Man of Steel franchise, says he understands the nature of his job, and believes in living with it rather than fretting over it. Cavill saw a different side of showbiz when he found himself in a 'moustache' controversy for his films -- the sixth part of Mission: Impossible and Justice League. He stirred a hornet's nest again over his comments about the widely lauded #MeToo movement -- for which he tendered an apology too. Asked about how he is dealing with fame and the constant public scrutiny of his personal as well as professional life, Cavill told IANS here: "It is funny. The scrutiny has definitely intensified... This being the age of social media. It is just one of the things which you have to accept. It is something which we are used to and that is just the nature of it. Coming fr..
                 

Paris Jackson is bisexual

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Model-actress Paris Jackson has hinted that she might be bisexual. The 20-year-old actress, who has been romantically linked with Cara Delevingne in recent months, told her fans she is attracted to both men and women though she isn't really bothered about labelling herself, reports femalefirst.co.uk. Hosting an 'Ask me anything' session on her Instagram account, Paris responded when one fan asked: "Are you bi?" She replied: "That's what you guys call it so I guess but who needs labels." However, Paris Jackson refused to confirm whether she is dating Cara Delevingne or not. She replied: "None of your goddamn business." Catch up on all the latest entertainment news and gossip here. Also download the new mid-day Android and iOS apps to get latest updates This story has been sourced from a third party syndicated feed, agencies. Mid-day accepts no responsibility or liability for its dependability, trustworthiness, reliability and data of the text. Mid-day management/mid-day.com reserves..
                 

Aayush Sharma: Salman bhai has a different approach to teaching people

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Salman Khan may have announced Loveratri only last October, but the superstar had been training Aayush Sharma to become an actor over the last four years. Considering action is Khan's forte, he was keen that his brother-in-law too develop his physical prowess and not rely on body doubles for action sequences in films. The youngster reveals that Khan began training him in action as early as 2015 during the Rajasthan leg of Bajrangi Bhaijaan's shoot. Stating that Khan has rather unusual ways of teaching, Sharma recalls, "One night, after the shoot of Bajrangi Bhaijaan, the stuntman, on Salman bhai's request, taught me how to roll down sand dunes and perform some stunts. When Salman bhai and I were on the sand dunes the next day, he pushed me down without any warning. As I went down tossing and turning, I kept wondering what just happened." Turns out, Khan repeated the act several times, until the debutant actor understood it was his way of testing his protégé. "When I was..
                 

Janhvi Kapoor wants to create an identity apart from her mother Sridevi

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You are making a grand entry into Bollywood with Dhadak. Does that make you nervous?I am nervous, but at the same time, excited. We spent the last year-and-a-half of our lives dedicated to this journey and now we are putting it out there for the world to judge and enjoy, and even dissect. For me, this has been a personal journey which is coming to an end and that feeling is a little emotional. Did you always know that acting was going to be your choice of career?Post school, I had no plan of going to college. I don’t believe in institutional studies. Formal education conditions your mind rather than giving you the freedom to explore. So, I wanted to enrol myself in different courses including acting, art history and a fashion course. I started out with an acting course [at The Lee Strasberg Theatre & Film Institute in Los Angeles], and I felt right at home. In one of the classes, I was performing in front of a camera and in another, I was on stage. Though I didn’t lear..
                 

Janhvi Kapoor and Ishaan Khatter learn Mewari for Dhadak

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While Sairat was set in the interiors of Maharashtra, Dhadak starring Ishaan Khatter and Janhvi Kapoor is based in Rajasthan. This is one the major differences in both the film. With Dhadak being an adaptation of Sairat, director Shashank Khaitan and his team have ensured to change things up accordingly. Ishaan and Janhvi struck up conversations with the locals of Udaipur when they first visited the place. They picked up nuances and accents of the local language. Mewari has been a rarity in Hindi cinema, and Shashank Khaitan thought it was best if the two leads of the film got well-versed with it before shooting began. In fact, Ishaan went the extra mile to make his Rajasthani character (Madhu) look authentic and got his ear pierced for the same. Janhvi, 21, told PTI that coming from a film family instilled a sense of maturity in her to understand the goings-on of showbiz. "It has helped me in a way that I understand mom's creative space, how to read situations in movies, what she co..
                 

The Trip 2 shoot begins with new entries, destinations and stories

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Gippi (2016) director Sonam Nair is directing the second season of the web series, The Trip, as well. A shoot schedule was held in Mauritius recently. While Shweta Tripathi, Mallika Dua and Sapna Pabbi are on board from the first season, Amyra Dastur has replaced Lisa Haydon. "Amyra plays the character of Ira, who is Nazia's [Dua's character] cousin and it will be interesting to see how she fits into the story," said Nair. Shweta, who wed rapper Chaitnya Sharma last month, had to forego the honeymoon for the shoot. Work comes first. Catch few pictures from their Pondicherry schedule here:   Up, up show me the way..it’s a sun shiny day..come take me awayyyy 🐡🌻🌴💫 Hey Hello #TheTrip2 come take me awayyy.. sending 🐠😘 your way @lisahaydon #Sanjay #AnanyaMakhija #Nazia #Ira A post shared by Shweta Tripathi (@battatawada) onJul 12, 2018 at 3:11am PDT   “She’s a tornado with pretty eyes and a heartbeat” ☀️ A post sha..
                 

Sunny Leone set to premiere Karenjit Kaur despite objection

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Actress Sunny Leone is ready to tell her story through Karenjit Kaur: The Untold Story of Sunny Leone despite the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) having issues with the usage of Kaur in the title of the web series. According to a report, SGPC have objected to the use of Kaur in the title of the web series which will premiere on Zee5 on July 16. Diljit Singh Bedi, SGPC's additional secretary and spokesperson, had told Times of India that the usage would hurt Sikh sentiments as Sunny did not follow the teachings of the Sikh gurus. Hence, she had no right to use the title Kaur. The actress refused to comment on it, tweeting on Saturday: "The next chapter of my life starts in a few days! Are you ready to take the journey with me through my eyes? #guiltyofdoingitmyway @ZEE5India @namahpictures @freshlimefilms @adidatt #karenjitkaur." The next chapter of my life starts in a few days! Are you ready to take the journey with me through my eyes! #guiltyofdoingitmyway @ZEE5In..
                 

This is why Shah Rukh Khan got married so young

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Shah Rukh Khan too tried his hands on Instagram's 'Ask me anything' feature. He was asked all sorts of questions from his equation with Salman Khan, his favourite pass time, his film Zero and several other things. However, there was question directed towards wife Gauri Khan and his marriage. Shah Rukh Khan was asked why did he get married at such an early age. "Why did you marry so early sir?" was the fan's question. To which, the superstar gave a very heartwarming response. The actor said, 'Bhai love aur luck kabhi bhi aajate hain (Love and luck follows you anytime). So both came early with Gauri (sic)." Shah Rukh Khan's response on Instagram story Shah Rukh and Gauri's love story is no less than a Bollywood film's story. The duo dated each other for six years and a series of ups and downs, the couple tied the knot in 1991. Shah Rukh Khan was 26 years old back then in 1991, and his Bollywood career took a high jump post his marriage. The actor believes his wife is his lucky mascot...
                 

Soorma box office collection day 2: Diljit Dosanjh starrer earns Rs. 5.05 crore

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Shaad Ali's Soorma starring Diljit Dosanjh witnesses an upward trend on day 2, mints Rs 5.05 crore. Owing to the positive word of mouth, Soorma takes the two day grand total to Rs 8.30 crore at the box office. Based on the life journey of Hockey Player Sandeep Singh, Soorma is garnering immense love and appreciation from the audience and critics alike. After being certified as a 'U' rated film, Soorma is witnessing footfalls by kids and family in larger numbers at the theatres. Soorma is an inspiring true story of the human spirit, about a player, who made headlines for his miraculous comeback after an unfortunate accident. It is a lesser known fact that, Sandeep Singh has been hailed as one of the world's most dangerous drag-flickers of all time with drag speeds of over 145 km/hr which led to his nickname, 'Flicker Singh'.   Sandeep Singh's inspiring story has had the makers keen to bring his life on the silver screen. Soorma will feature Diljit Dosanjh essaying the rol..
                 

After losing weight due to treatment, this is how Irrfan Khan looks now

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Irrfan Khan's next, Akash Khurrana's Karwan, is coming up for release. The makers find themselves in a unique predicament due to the actor's absence. Irrfan is undergoing treatment for neuroendocrine tumour in London. As the film's other two actors, Malayalam star Dulquer Salmaan and web sensation Mithila Palkar, are making their Bollywood debut, Irrfan is being missed. Irrfan appears to have lost a lot of weight during the treatment. The accompanying pic is his latest, which is currently his DP. Irrfan Khan had revealed about his condition through a heart-touching letter from London, "It's been quite some time now since I have been diagnosed with a high-grade neuroendocrine cancer. This new name in my vocabulary, I got to know, was rare, and due to fewer study cases, and less information comparatively, the unpredictability of the treatment was more. I was part of a trial-and-error game. I had been in a different game, I was travelling on a speedy train ride, had dreams, plans, aspira..
                 

Soorma box office collection: Diljit Dosanjh starrer mints 3.25 Cr on Day 1

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Shaad Ali's Soorma starring Diljit Dosanjh mints 3.25 Cr on day 1. Based on the life journey of Hockey Player Sandeep Singh, Soorma is garnering immense love and appreciation from the audience and critics alike. After being certified as U rated film, Soorma is witnessing footfalls by kids and family in larger numbers at the theatre's. Owing to the positive word of mouth the Diljit Dosanjh starrer is all set to witness a strong weekend at the box office. Soorma is an inspiring true story of the human spirit, about a player, who made headlines for his miraculous comeback after an unfortunate accident. It is a lesser known fact that, Sandeep Singh has been hailed as one of the world' most dangerous drag-flickers of all time with drag speeds of over 145 km/hr which led to his nickname, Flicker Singh. Sandeep Singh's inspiring story has had the makers keen to bring his life on the silver screen. Soorma will feature Diljit Dosanjh essaying the role of Sandeep Singh alongside Taapsee Pannu..
                 

Amid backlash, Scarlett Johansson quits transgender role

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Amid criticism, Hollywood star Scarlett Johansson has decided to drop out of the transgender role in Rub and Tug. She was roped in to portray the role of Jean Marie Gill, who succeeded in the massage parlour and prostitution business in the 1980s by assuming the identity of a man, Dante 'Tex' Gill. While she had earlier defended the role, The Avengers star on Friday announced that her decision to pull out was made "in light of recent ethical questions raised surrounding my casting." "In light of recent ethical questions raised surrounding my casting as Dante Tex Gill, I have decided to respectfully withdraw my participation in the project,¿ Johansson said in a statement to Out magazine. "Our cultural understanding of transgender people continues to advance, and I¿ve learned a lot from the community since making my first statement about my casting and realize it was insensitive. I have great admiration and love for the trans community and am grateful that the conversati..
                 

Amitabh Bachchan loses over 4 lakh followers on Twitter, SRK, Salman over 3 lakh

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Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan's extended family on Twitter dropped by over 424,000, while Shah Rukh Khan's followers depleted by over 362,141 and Salman Khan lost 340,884 followers, among other film celebrities as a result of the 'sanitisation' of the micro-blogging platform. Twitter decided to sanitise the platform by removing inactive and locked accounts. So, a lot of popular names from the film industry ended up with reduced followers. SocialBlade.com that tracks the number of Twitter followers on a daily basis, had a tab on the count, and said Aamir Khan lost 316,900-plus followers, while Priyanka Chopra lost 354,830 followers and Deepika Padukone lost 288,298. The micro-blogging platform was yet to come up with an official statement on this. Twitter earlier this week announced it will remove locked accounts -- which are disabled owing to suspicious activity -- from follower counts across profiles globally. The locked accounts are different from spam or bots and in most ca..
                 

Fanney Khan Halka Halka song: Watch Aishwarya and Rajkummar's sizzling chemistry

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After treating the audience with the funky and upbeat song Mohabbat, the makers of Fanney Khan have released the second song Halka Halka. The romantic song features the blossoming chemistry of Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Rajkummar Rao. Aishwarya Rai Bachchan plays a singing sensation in the film and Rajkummar Rao will be portraying the love interest of Aishwarya in the film. Watch the song here: While the first song showcased the actress in her diva avatar, the second song gives us insights into the romantic liaison between Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Rajkummar Rao. Halka Halka song was originally sung by music maestro Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, and ever since, it has been recreated by many independent singers. The trailer of the film showcased the story of a father played by Anil Kapoor struggling to fulfill the dreams of his daughter who is an aspiring singer. A one of its kind musical comedy, Fanney Khan revolves around the bond between the father and daughter with a pinch of comedy an..
                 

Amyra Dastur: Every song based around Taj Mahal becomes memorable

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Actress Amyra Dastur, who has shot a romantic number with co-actor Ali Fazal at the Taj Mahal in Agra for the upcoming film Prassthanam, hopes the track becomes "catchy" as every song based around the monument has become memomrable. "The Taj Mahal was absolutely breath taking. I always wondered what the hype was about and then I saw it with my own eyes for the very first time and I was absolutely mesmerised. Being able to shoot in the areas where the tourists were not even allowed was icing on top of the cake," Amyra said in a statement. The Kung Fu Yoga actress added: "Every song based around the Taj Mahal become memorable tunes that go down in history, now only time will tell us how catchy and beautiful this song gets, we have full faith on the monument of love!" Ali, who has previously shot for Victoria and Abdul at the Taj Mahal, said his second experience shooting their was different. "It was for a romantic track Amyra and I have in Prassthanam. We had different loca..
                 

Ileana D'Cruz: Want to work with Anees Bazmee, Ajay Devgn again

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Actress Ileana D'Cruz says she would love to work with filmmaker Anees Bazmee and with actor Ajay Devgn again if given a chance. There have been talks about how the three will be coming together for Saade Saati. Ileana has worked under Bazmee's direction in Mubarakan, and with Ajay she has done Baadshaho and Raid. She told IANS: "I would love to work with Anees again and Ajay is a dream to work with." Ileana and Bazmee share the same birthday. They were born on November 1. "Which is why we share a great equation. It's just rare when you get a director who understands you and they don't have so much to say. Besides, he makes super entertaining films." Catch up on all the latest entertainment news and gossip here. Also download the new mid-day Android and iOS apps to get latest updates This story has been sourced from a third party syndicated feed, agencies. Except for the change in headline, the story has been provided "AS-IS," "AS AVAILABLE, without any verification or editing from..
                 

Abhishek Bachchan: Social media doesn't have much bearing on Bollywood

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Actor Abhishek Bachchan feels the film industry is often misunderstood on online platforms and that there are no rules for or repercussions of what you say there. The actor said this as he appeared alongside writer-comedian Varun Grover in an episode of Janice Sequeira-created online show Social Media Star. According to Abhishek, in recent times, the industry has often been misunderstood as "rigid and closed to criticism" in social media. "I think there's a huge misrepresentation and misconception about the film industry. This is a place I've grown up in. If you have an opinion, you're allowed to share it. There's no rule saying that you can't say what you want. "There are no repercussions. Just because someone is expressing a particular point of view, people are not going to stop working with them". The 42-year-old actor, son of megastar Amitabh Bachchan, emphasised that eventually all that matters in show business is talent. "It doesn't matter whose kid you are or what connection..
                 

Chitrangada Singh: Biopic should be told truthfully

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Actor Chitrangada Singh, who has produced Soorma, says biopics should be narrated truthfully. With Soorma, a biopic on hockey player Sandeep Singh who made a miraculous comeback after facing a near death experience through hard work, Chitrangada has joined the bandwagon of female actors turning producers. "It is a very powerful story and since it is a biopic it should be told truthfully. Sometimes we do dramatise things and I had promised Sandeep that we would be truthful to his story. There is nothing we have added for the sake of cinema," she told PTI. "Ninety per cent of the film is true, just 10 per cent is not because we couldn't take names of certain people and we couldn't get some permissions. There is no fake incident that has been created, it is all real," she added. At a time when Bollywood is bringing on celluloid inspiring tales of sports stars from Milkha Singh to MS Dhoni, Chitrangada says making a biopic on somebody who is not known enough was challenging. "We need t..
                 

'Meeting Stallone was worth it', says his top Mumbai fan

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Gaurish Rangnekar had loosened his grip on his wallet. He knew the date he was heading for, was special. Making his way from Mumbai to London for his first interaction with the one he admired, he'd decided to fly in two days prior to recuperate from the jet-lag. "I didn't want to look puffy," he says sheepishly. The city restaurateur's chance of grabbing the attention of the one he'd come to meet was 1 in 3,000. After all, that's the number that turned up from across the globe when an event company decided to give fans a chance to interact with Sylvester Stallone on his 72nd birthday. The queue outside London's O2 Arena on July 6, was swelling. "You can compare it to the one we see at Siddhivinayak Temple," he laughs. Rangnekar at the bash. pic/Facebook/An experience with Having spent R25,000 to acquire a spot in the 'Gold' section, Rangnekar, 33, shared the table with 10 admirers. Comparing the experience to attending the Oscars, he says, "The food was excellent and was s..
                 

Karwaan: Mithila Palkar creates her version of the song Chota Sa Fasana

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Karwaan's lead actress Mithila Palkar, who is very well known for adding twist to a song with her cup act goes an extra mile with her version of Chota Sa Fasana. Mithila Palkar took to Twitter sharing a video where she is seen crooning to Chotasa Sa Fasana. The actress is using a plastic cup, a wooden desk, and her hands to create a groove even as she sang over it without missing a beat. Originally sung by Anurag Saikia and backed by the melodious voice of Bollywood's favourite singer Arijit Singh, Mithila's version of CHOTA SA FASANA will surely leave you hooked. Sharing the video, Mithila tweeted, "Brought the cups back for #Karwaan! (sic)" Bringing in our very own miracle! The Fasana girl - @mipalkar! #ChotaSaFasana: https://t.co/25oLCEzUxU @irrfank @dulQuer @mipalkar @MrAkvarious @RonnieScrewvala @IshkaFilms @PritiRathiGupta @raiisonai #AnuragSaikia @TSeries pic.twitter.com/NGJtBHOyFs — RSVPMovies (@RSVPMovies) July 11, 2018 'Chota Sa Fasana' makes for a perfect journe..
                 

Alia Bhatt's initiative lights up 40 homes in Karnataka

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Earlier this year, Alia Bhatt launched a new philanthropic initiative 'Mi Wardrobe is Su Wardrobe' at the Stylecracker Night Market, through which fans were able to buy handpicked favourites from her personal closet, for charity. On Sunday, proceeds from this first wardrobe, were used to light up homes of 40 families in, Kikkeri in the Mandya district of Karnataka, through the Liter Of Light program which is run by Bengaluru based organization, Aroha. Through this program, Aroha recycles plastic bottles to provide solar lamps to economically backward communities that have limited or no access to electricity. Speaking about the project, Alia Bhatt said, "So many families in India continue to live in darkness and Liter of Light's eco-friendly solar lamps are an innovative and sustainable way to light up homes. They work with local communities, using locally sourced materials to assemble and install the lamps, thus empowering the community and improving the quality of life. The project i..
                 

Vaani Kapoor gets in prep mode for her film with Hrithik Roshan, Tiger Shroff

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There is no inkling when her film with Hrithik Roshan and Tiger Shroff kickstarts, but Vaani Kapoor has been sweating it out at the gym. She's in prep mode alright for Siddharth Anand's yet untitled action thriller. The actor has been sharing snapshots of her rigorous fitness regime on social media and tagging her co-stars. Considering she will be working with two of the fittest actors in B-Town, Vaani might as well raise the bar and get fighting fit to match Duggu and Tiger's fitness levels. Siddharth Anand in an interview with PTI had said the real challenge is getting a story that does justice to both the actors. "It's the script that plays a crucial role here as both the actors should feel that their roles are good enough and feel secure as well. For the two-hero films, the challenge lies in writing and not casting." The revenge drama sees Hrithik Roshan slip into the role of Tiger Shroff's guru. When producers Yash Raj Films had announced the venture last year, the actors were p..
                 

Sacred Games leaked online within a week of dropping on Netflix

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Exactly a week since it dropped online, Saif Ali Khan and Nawazuddin Siddiqui-starrer Sacred Games has fallen prey to piracy. Reports suggest that the series, which is India's first original on Netflix, has been leaked on the piracy site Tamilrockers. It may be recalled that Rajnikanth's Kaala, which hit screens last month, too was leaked on the same site. Released on July 6, the Anurag Kashyap and Vikramaditya Motwane-directed series is an adaptation of Vikram Chandra's famed novel by the same name. The neo-noir thriller has received appreciation from the critics and audience alike for its taut script and powerful performances by the ensemble cast. The series also ran into legal trouble earlier this week. A plea was filed in the Delhi High Court on Wednesday seeking removal of certain scenes that were allegedly derogatory to former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi. Though the matter was scheduled for hearing yesterday, a bench of justices Sanjeev Khanna and Chander Shekhar listed the hea..
                 

Vivek Oberoi: Despite his stardom, Mohanlal was gracious

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Malayalam star Prithviraj Sukumaran's directorial venture is special for Vivek Oberoi for reasons that are more than one. Lucifer not only marks his full-fledged Malayalam film debut, but also sees him get together with South star Mohanlal 16 years after they featured in Oberoi's Bollywood debut outing, Company. A sense of nostalgia makes itself evident when Oberoi tells mid-day, "It's been 16 years since Company [released] and I'm so excited to reunite with Mohanlal. He is among the finest actors in the country, apart from being a great human being. We had the best time shooting for Company, and despite his stardom in the South, he was gracious and warm." Lucifer — set to kick-off in Trivandrum on July 18, and then in Mumbai and Kuttikkanam — sees Oberoi slip into the role of the antagonist. Mohanlal Given that also features Manju Warrier, Tovino Thomas and Saniya Iyappan, Oberoi says he was persuaded to give his nod to it. "The subject, script and opportunity to w..
                 

Janhvi Kapoor: Wish to recreate Madhubala, Waheeda Rahman's magic on-screen

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All eyes are on Janhvi Kapoor -- daughter of the iconic Sridevi whose demise earlier this year left a huge void in the Indian film industry -- as she steps into Bollywood with her maiden film "Dhadak" on July 20. The young actress says she wishes to bring back the magic of magnetic talents like Madhubala, Meena Kumari and Waheeda Rehman on the silver screen. "I have watched Madhubalaji in films like 'Mughal-e-Azam', 'Chalti Ka Naam Gaadi' and 'Mr & Mrs 55'. I have seen the beautiful Waheedaji in 'Guide', 'Pyaasa', Meena Kumariji in 'Pakeezah', 'Sahib Bibi Aur Ghulam'. Watching them, I get fascinated and mesmerised. "I so wish to (re)create the magic of these legends on-screen. Every time I watch these films, I get motivated and tell myself, 'Mujhe yeh karna hai (I want to do this)'... This magic, this performance," said the 21-year-old, whose eyes lit up during an interview with IANS. Janhvi has been getting a lot of attention from the media and the audience for her much-anticipa..
                 

Malaika Arora gives mid-week motivation to stay fit, see photos

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Malaika Arora is a fitness freak and a regular at her workout studio. Extreme weather conditions also do not stop this 'gymoholic' from attaining the perfect physique and staying fit. On Thursday, the actress posted photos of her doing pilates, which also accentuated her toned physique. The pilate form sure looked very tough and it requires immense dedication and strength to pull it off. She posted photos on her Instagram account thanking her trainer Namrata Purohit for pushing her enough to get these forms right. "Some #midweekmotivation ...... staying fit makes me feel happy, motivated, energetic n all things positive .i like to push n challenge myself, jus to be a better version of me.doin this requires a lot of strength n concentration.thank u @namratapurohit for pushing me n these pics #shadowplay (sic)."   Some #midweekmotivation ...... staying fit makes me feel happy,motivated ,energetic n all things positive .i like to push n challenge myself,jus to be a better vers..
                 

Brother Siddharth reminds Priyanka Chopra of her dad

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Priyanka Chopra on Thursday wished her brother Siddharth on his birthday, saying he reminds the actress of her late father Ashok Chopra. "Hey hey little brother... Happiest birthday and all my love and luck. You have turned into such a special man. I am so proud of you and love you. You remind me so much of dad. Thank you for your kindness and epic party last night! See you as I am back. Love didi," she tweeted. Hey hey lil bro.. happiest birthday and all my love and luck.. you have turned into such a special man.. I’m so proud of you and love you. You remind me so much of dad. Thank you for your kindness...and epic party last night!! See you as I’m back.. love Didi @Iamsidchopra pic.twitter.com/LUe0vqpa0Z — PRIYANKA (@priyankachopra) July 12, 2018 On the acting front, Priyanka will be seen in the Salman Khan starrer "Bharat" and has also been roped in for Shonali Bose's "The Sky Is Pink". Catch up on all the latest entertainment news and gossip here. Also do..
                 

Composers Sachin-Jigar take inspiration from RD Burman for Gold song

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Unveiled yesterday, the latest track of Reema Kagti's Gold sees leading man Akshay Kumar in an inebriated state, entertaining a bunch of foreign dignitaries. To add an element of peppiness to Chad Gayi Hai, music composer duo Sachin-Jigar reveal that they played with an array of glasses and glass bottles for the creation of the beats. While the use of props to make music is common, Jigar Saraiya says it was RD Burman's Chura Liya (Yaadon Ki Baaraat, 1973) that served as their inspiration. "He had used a glass [to create music in] the song. In fact, he often used real elements to make his beats. Since the song was about getting intoxicated, we decided to use liquor bottles to add a distinct effect." Interestingly, the duo didn't settle for a limited number of bottles, but requested for as many as 100 to create sounds of different frequencies. "The bottles and cans were from different brands, which helped us procure the right sound. We also imported a few. Eventually, only a limited num..
                 

Sikandar Kher calls Jackie Shroff a 'stud'

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Actor Sikandar Kher has praised veteran actor Jackie Shroff and called him a stud. Sikandar on Thursday took to Twitter, where he shared a photograph of himself along with Jackie from the sets of Romeo Akbar Walter ("RAW") in Gujarat. "When he is a stud and you are a muffin, you know what you are going to get... Stud Muffins. On location 'RAW'," he tweeted. Sikandar will be seen playing an antagonist in the film. When he’s a stud and you’re a muffin, you know what you’re gonna get.. #StudMuffins #OnLocation #RAW #JagguDada #Gujarat #July2018 pic.twitter.com/Esnm7T43oI — Sikandar Kher (@sikandarkher) July 12, 2018 Catch up on all the latest entertainment news and gossip here. Also download the new mid-day Android and iOS apps to get latest updates This story has been sourced from a third party syndicated feed, agencies. Mid-day accepts no responsibility or liability for its dependability, trustworthiness, reliability and data of the text. Mid-day managem..
                 

Chitrangda Singh: We have many reasons to be proud Indians

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Actress-turned-producer Chitrangda Singh, gearing up for the release of her forthcoming production Soorma, says she feels a sense of pride in being an Indian. Chitrangda interacted with the media on the sidelines of the fifth edition of NRI of the Year Awards ceremony hosted by ICICI Bank and Times Now here on Wednesday. "My basic identity is of an Indian. Wherever I travel, people recognise me with face and skin color that I am an Indian, so it feels really proud," she said. "My father served for the Indian Army, so that patriotic feeling towards the country is much stronger. I think we all are very proud living in India and we have so many reasons to feel proud about it," she added. Chitrangda was among known names like Mandira Bedi, Samir Kochhar, Union Minister of State for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju, Indian football team skipper Sunil Chhetri and Akriti Kakkar, who attended the event here. On her forthcoming film "Soorma", based on the life of former Indian hockey team skipper Sa..
                 

Madhuri Dixit gets nostalgic as Devdas completes 16 years

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Madhuri Dixit Nene, who is known for her iconic role as 'Chandramukhi' in 'Devdas', got nostalgic as the 2002 movie completed 16 years on Thursday. The star took to her Instagram account and shared a throwback picture of herself with Shah Rukh Khan and director Sanjay Leela Bhansali during the shooting. She captioned the picture as saying, "Throwback to #Devdas which will always be a film very close to my heart! From working with all the talented actors and technicians to the dances, to wearing some of the finest outfits and excellent performances. It was so much fun to be a part of this beautifully crafted film #16YearsOfDevdas @iamsrk #SanjayLeelaBhansali @aishwaryaraibachchan_arb." The 2002 romantic drama had grabbed the attention of not only the domestic audience, but it was also well-received overseas with the viewers going gaga over the gigantic beauty. The flick, which was also nominated for the BAFTA Award for Best Foreign Language Film, also starred Shah Rukh Khan, Jack..
                 

Rani Mukerji to be feted in Australia

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Actress Rani Mukerji will be honoured at the Indian Film Festival of Melbourne (IFFM), presented by the Victorian Government in Australia, for her contribution to cinema and for touching upon a social cause. The 'Excellence in Cinema' Award this year will be given to the actress, whose film "Hichki" focuses on overcoming a physical challenge with sheer determination and positivity. "The power of cinema to spread important social messages and enact positive changes is unmatched. As an actor, I have been blessed to have got the chance to be a part of such amazing films that have tried to make people sit up and think about society, the need to preserve human lives and to value each individuals dreams and aspirations," Rani said in a statement. She said it is humbling to be honoured by the provincial government of Victoria in Australia for a role that called for inclusion and equality of all individuals in our society. "I'm thankful that my body of work has contributed to making pos..
                 

Nora Fatehi on acing belly dance: I was my own teacher

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Her Arabic recreation of the celebrated track from Sirf Tum (1999), Dilbar, winning accolades, Nora Fatehi reveals that she enhanced her craft by turning tutor for herself. "Whatever I've learnt as a belly dancer is owing to the videos I've watched and constantly teaching myself," says Fatehi, who has put her skills on display since she made her industry debut with Bigg Boss in 2015. For the track rendered for John Abraham starrer Satyamev Jayate, Fatehi says she practised the dance sequence for four hours everyday over a five-day schedule. But it was getting the background dancers to ace their act that required attention, she says. "It was very important for the background dancers to match steps [with me] and make sure they looked like they were performing belly dance. We worked on it together with the girls for many days until they got it [right]." Sushmita Sen Having previously stated that it was "unfair" to compare her to Sushmita Sen, who grooved to the original track, Fatehi a..
                 

Is Elli AvrRam's cryptic message for Hardik Pandya?

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As soon as news about her break up with cricketer Hardik Pandya did the rounds, Elli AvrRam took off for Greece. She has been sharing pictures from a photoshoot with cryptic messages. Yesterday she wrote, "Never play with the water if you don't know how to swim (sic)." She has been spending time with family and friends in Athens. The half Swedish-half Greek actor was spotted with Hardik on several occasions fuelling rumours of a romance, which proved to be shortlived. Elli has been keeping her fans updated by sharing pictures from Athens:   My Sunday vibes. Tell me what’s yours? ☀ï¸ÂðŸ’¦ . . Photography by: @dimitris.skordas.photography #greece #athens #beach A post shared by Elli AvrRam (@elliavrram) onJul 8, 2018 at 5:35am PDT   Last night in Athens with the wonderful and so down to earth singer @helenapaparizouofficial and sweetest photographer @dimitris.skordas.photography !!!..
                 

Dabangg Tour: Jacqueline Fernandez does a celebratory dance on her way back home

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Post the blockbuster success of Race 3, Jacqueline Fernandez immediately left for a 21-day Dabangg Tour schedule along with superstar Salman Khan and others. The tour saw Jacqueline Fernandez, along with others - Sonakshi Sinha, Maniesh Paul, Katrina Kaif and Guru Randhawa travelling to various countries. Jacqueline performed to few of the chartbusters like Oonchi Hai Building, Heeriye, Yaar Na Mile to name a few. The actress also set the stage on fire by performing to Jumme Ki Raat and I Found Love with Salman Khan.   Just a few more days for my fitness line to launch!!! Check out @justf143 to learn more 💗 #JustF #Fun #Fashion #Fitness #comingSoon @justf143 @amazonfashionin A post shared by Jacqueline Fernandez (@jacquelinef143) onJul 11, 2018 at 12:32pm PDT After wrapping the 21 days leg, Jacqueline is now heading back to the country as she is all set to launch her own fitness brand. The Sri Lankan beauty took to social media sharing pictures where the actress ..
                 

Sunidhi Chauhan on maternity break: Enjoyed the phase of not working

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Six months after becoming proud mother to son Tegh, Sunidhi Chauhan is back to her first love — music. The singer can be seen as a judge on the music reality show, Dil Hai Hindustani 2. Though she is glad to be back in the thick of things, the songstress says the maternity break served as a welcome change of pace. "This was my first genuine break in 34 years of my life. I have been singing and performing since childhood. I enjoyed this phase of not working. I wondered why it got over soon," quips Chauhan. The show's new jury panel consists of music composer Pritam, singer Badshah and her. "The makers wanted to musically upgrade the show. The contestants are not only from India but also abroad; their love for Indian music brings them here." Also Read: Ajay Devgn's film on Chanakya to get modern-day makeover 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..
                 

Video of Alia Bhatt singing Ranbir Kapoor's most romantic song goes viral

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New couple Ranbir Kapoor and Alia Bhatt will soon begin shooting in Bulgaria for the next schedule of Ayan Mukerji's Brahmastra. It was during the superhero fantasy's first stint of shooting in the country that the two were drawn to each other. Amitabh Bachchan, Mouni Roy and Nagarjuna are also part of the schedule but all eyes will be on the lovebirds. The duo is sure to keep rumour mills working overtime. Meanwhile, a video of Alia singing the Ae Dil Hai Mushkil title track from Ranbir's 2016 film has been doing the rounds. It has sent fans into a tizzy.   @aliaabhatt singing #aedilhaimushkil ♥ï¸Â #umang . . . alia#aliabhatt #aliaabhatt #aliafans#aliabhattfans #lover #bollywood #actress #bollywoodactress #mumbai #taj #delhi #dishapatani #shahrukhkhan #kareenakapoor #katrinakaif #anushkasharma #varundhawan #sidharthmalhotra #karanjohar #deepikapadukone #bestactress A post shared by Alia Bhatt Videos (@aliaabhattvideos) onJun 27, 2018 at 8..
                 

John and Aisha romance each other in Paniyon Sa from Satyameva Jayate

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After Dilbar song from Satyameva Jayate, the makers of the film have now released the second track titled, Paniyon Sa. The song is a romantic number, which features John Abraham and Aisha Sharma. The song has been composed by Rochak Kohli, and is written by Kumaar. Watch the song here: Talking about the song before its release, Satyameva Jayate's producer Nikkhil Advani had said, "I would love to watch the reaction of people when they hear and watch Paniyon Sa for the first time. The song makes you smile and feel all warm inside. Atif Aslam and Tulsi Kumar have elevated this very special number that Rochak and Kumaar have crafted for us. In my opinion, it's everything that a love ballad should be." Producer Bhushan Kumar explains how the composition stands out in this highon-action movie. He adds, "Paniyon Sa is like a calm in the action storm. Rochak has made a beautiful composition, with Atif and Tulsi's voices and Kumaar's lyrics. It's turned out to be a melodious track. In the..
                 

Ekta Kapoor seeks a new title for herself

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Ekta Kapoor now prefers to be called content czarina and not the czarina of the small screen. She no longer wants to be known as the creator of saas-bahu soaps. The change in title being due to her foray into the digital medium. She has roped in Habib Faisal to direct Home, starring Annu Kapoor. Meanwhile, Subhash Kapoor is calling the shot for The Verdict, which is based on the Nanavati case. She is also releasing the Hindi version of Kamal Haasan's Vishawaroopam 2 in certain regions. Imtiaz Ali is directing a love story for her banner. Reason enough? Recently, Ekta Kapoor has announced that she is going to come up with a remake of an old saga on the small screen. Without divulging more details, Ekta on Thursday tweeted: "So, met Star Plus team yesterday! Emotional moment for me! About to announce a ‘remake' of a old epic saga! Let the ride of nostalgia begin." Ekta is known for soaps like Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi, Kahaani Ghar Ghar Ki, Kaahin Kissii Roz, Kasa..
                 

Salman Khan doesn't understand Rap Music!

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The contestants who come to win big on Sony Entertainment Television's game reality show Dus Ka Dum are asked questions based on surveys. The interesting part about this show is that the questions are interesting and funny but at the same time, relatable. When a question was asked to the contestants Nikita Bhura from Madhya Pradesh and Rupali Solanki from Nashik 'How many percentage of Indians listen to rap music?', Salman Khan who loves his family and shares a close bond with his adorable nephew, had something interesting to share. The actor cum host revealed that Sohail Khan's son Yohan, all of 6 years old, remembers each line, word and lyrics of Rap songs which is trending currently. He added that he never understood rap songs and is okay with it. While they discussed rap music, Salman Khan revealed that Rap music's roots grew from India with the song 'Rail Gaddi' which was composed by Dada Muni. Salman Khan later shook a leg on the song 'Yaar na Miley' from his blockbuster movie '..
                 

Harshvardhan Rane's Ryan Gosling connect

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Harshvardhan Rane says there may be a wee bit similarity between his role in a forthcoming yet-untitled Telugu film and that of the character essayed by Ryan Gosling in Drive. Harshvardhan's look from the movie bears some resemblance to Gosling's stuntman-turned-driver look in Drive. On this, Harshvardhan said in a statement: "I really do not know how to react about the comparison it makes me smile though, but to be honest there might be just a tiny bit similarity when it comes to the profession of my character in this film and his character in 'Drive'." The actor, who is eagerly awaiting the release of Paltan, has earlier been a part of two Telugu blockbusters Fida and Geethanjali. Catch up on all the latest entertainment news and gossip here. Also download the new mid-day Android and iOS apps to get latest updates This story has been sourced from a third party syndicated feed, agencies. Mid-day accepts no responsibility or liability for its dependability, trustworthiness, reliabi..
                 

Sanjay Dutt would emerge as bigger star, says Rahul Roy

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Actor Rahul Roy today said he was sure that Sanjay Dutt would emerge as a bigger star, as he lauded Sanju, the biopic on the controversy-mired Bollywood star. "It is a good thing that such a movie was made about him, but I don't think two or three hours are not enough to shed light on his life... Anybody can do a mistake and he already paid for his mistake in accordance with the law of the land,' he said. "I'm sure Dutt would emerge as a much bigger star," said Roy, who worked with Dutt in "Gumrah" (1993). The actor was here to inaugurate 'Talent Makers', Jammu's first acting school. Roy said he was not in production area but every time he got a chance, he fielded a newcomer or a junior artist. Former deputy chief minister and senior BJP leader Kavinder Gupta, who was the chief guest, appreciated that now talented artists from Jammu would not have to spend money at big cities for technical guidance as it would be available at their hometown. Catch up on all the latest entertainment ..
                 

Watch Shah Rukh Khan's late night shoot at Marine Drive

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Shah Rukh Khan was spotted shooting at Mumbai's Marine Drive on July 16. Whether the actor was shooting for Aanand L Rai's film Zero or a commercial, that remains a mystery. It was quite refreshing for the superstar's fans to see him on real location, who, otherwise mostly shoots at recreated locations on the film sets. In the video, Shah Rukh in a white shirt, seems to be enjoying the cool breeze at the queen's necklace as he runs on the pavement. Check the video here: King Khan was spotted shooting at Marine Drive, Mumbai, last night. ❤ï¸Â pic.twitter.com/ApvWi5TZWE — SRK Universe (@SRKUniverse) July 17, 2018 Recently, the actor had done a 'Ask me anything' series on Instagram. He was asked all sorts of questions from his equation with Salman Khan, his favourite pass time, his film Zero and several other things. There was question directed towards wife Gauri Khan and his marriage. Shah Rukh Khan was asked why did he get married at such an ear..
                 

Priyanka Chopra, Nick Jonas on double date

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The Jonas Brothers - Nick and Joe - went for a double date with Priyanka Chopra and Sophie Turner. Their older brother Kevin was the fifth wheel at the outing. Nick, 25, and Joe, 28, went to the 34 Mayfair restaurant in London on Monday with Priyanka and Sophie, along with Kevin, who is the only one actually married, reports TMZ. Kevin has been married since 2009 and has children with his wife Danielle. However, his wife and children were not present. Nick and Priyanka had made their relationship public earlier in the month of June. Priyanka was seen celebrating July 4 - the American Independence Day - with Nick's family. Nick earlier visited India with the Quantico actress to meet her friends and family. The couple has been sporting similar gold rings. Also Read: Malaika Arora cancels Australia event at the last minute; Here's why! Catch up on all the latest entertainment news and gossip here. Also download the new mid-day Android and iOS apps to get latest updates This stor..
                 

Amitabh Bachchan: Daughters are the BEST

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After hitting the ramps to parties together, Amitabh Bachchan and Shweta Bachchan Nanda are all set to give major father-daughter goal to all. The only non-star Bachchan in the family has finally made her acting debut, with none other than her father, 'the Shehenshah of Bollywood', for a jewellery brand commercial. "Emotional moment for me," wrote Big-B while sharing the ad on his Twitter handle, adding, "tears welling up every time I see it .. daughters are the BEST !!' Sweta too shared the video and wrote alongside, " Here it is our little labour of love xx " T 2870 - Emotional moment for me .. tears welling up every time I see it .. daughters are the BEST !! pic.twitter.com/7Jes2GDPBo — Amitabh Bachchan (@SrBachchan) July 17, 2018 The video sees the two in a very non-glamorous avatar, unlike a common glitzy jewellery brand commercial. The debutant can be seen in a simple salwar kameez, while the father is dressed like a commoner. On the work front, the 75-year-old acto..
                 

Harrison Ford in talks to star in Call of the Wild

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Harrison Ford is in negotiation to star in Call of the Wild, 20th Century Fox's adaptation of the classic 1903 Jack London tale. The film, directed by The Croods director Chris Sanders, is scheduled to be released on December 25, 2019, Deadline reported. Logan writer Michael Green has written the script, which follows prospector John Thornton on his trek across the Canadian Yukon during the Klondike Gold Rush. If a deal is settled, Harrison Ford will be playing the role of John Thornton in the film. The original novel focused on Buck, a dog who ends up becoming Thornton's closest ally in the wilderness. The role of Thornton was played by Clark Gable and Charlton Heston in the previous film adaptation of the novel. Catch up on all the latest entertainment news and gossip here. Also download the new mid-day Android and iOS apps to get latest updates This story has been sourced from a third party syndicated feed, agencies. Mid-day accepts no responsibility or liability for its dependa..
                 

Meera Deosthale: Street food has been my favourite

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"Udann" actress Meera Deosthale says she loves gorging on street food. Just like her on-screen role, Meera prefers living a simple and grounded life off-screen as well. "Street food has always been my favourite. Whenever I meet my friends or get a break from work, we generally catch up for some delicious street food rather than going to a cafe," Meera said in a statement. "I try experimenting with various street foods like vada pav, pani puri, chaats. Whenever someone suggests some new joints, I make sure to try out their dishes," she added. Catch up on all the latest entertainment news and gossip here. Also download the new mid-day Android and iOS apps to get latest updates This story has been sourced from a third party syndicated feed, agencies. Mid-day accepts no responsibility or liability for its dependability, trustworthiness, reliability and data of the text. Mid-day management/mid-day.com reserves the sole right to alter, delete or remove (without notice) the content in its..
                 

Malaika Arora cancels Australia event at the last minute; Here's why!

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