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Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh's family portrait is picture perfect

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Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh tied the knot in Italy's Lake Como, and now, the near and dear ones have shared a picture perfect family portrait with the bride and the groom, and it looks envy-worthy! The duo exchanged vows in two ceremonies - a traditional Konkani style, and second, in a typical Sindhi tradition. The moment Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh's wedding picture hit the internet, it left no stone unturned to take the web by storm. Take a look.       View this post on Instagram ❤ï¸Â A post shared by Deepika Padukone (@deepikapadukone) onNov 15, 2018 at 6:36am PST Nitasha Gaurav, Ranveer Singh's stylist shared a pretty family picture, with the caption: "Us and ours #MrsandMrRanveerSingh #deepveerkishaadi #ranveerkishaadi [sic]"       View this post on Instagram Us and ours ❤ï¸Ââ&Acir..
                 

Denise, Paul Jonas to check on the wedding preparations in Jodhpur

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Word is that Nick Jonas' parents, Denise and Paul, will be flying down to Rajasthan shortly to oversee preparations for the wedding. Nick and fiancée Priyanka Chopra will tie the knot at the Umaid Bhawan Palace, Jodhpur. Buzz is the celebrations will be held from November 30 to December 2. Last month, Nick and PeeCee had visited Jodhpur to select the venue. It is said the parents are keen to check on the preparations ahead of the big day. As per the reports, Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas have already registered for a marriage license at the Beverly Hills courthouse. The couple was keen to do the paperwork before their December 2 nuptials in India.  The couple's wedding will be a private affair with only family and close pals in attendance. It is said the two will get married in separate ceremonies to honour each other's faith. There might be a get together on their arrival in Mumbai for PeeCee's close industry pals. Another interesting gossip we heard was that the coupl..
                 

Abhishek Kapoor: Kedarnath a genuine attempt to create harmony

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Seeing a Muslim porter carrying a Hindu pilgrim on his back -- something that speaks a lot about India as a country -- left a seed in Abhishek Kapoor's heart and mind to tell a tale of "harmony" with his forthcoming Hindi film Kedarnath. Reacting to the 'Love Jihad' controversy that the film has been caught up in over the romance between the lead characters -- a Hindu girl and a Muslim boy -- he says the movie is his "pure attempt to create harmony and more understanding". A BJP leader had sought a ban on Kedarnath for promoting 'Love Jihad'. Was he prepared to face such concerns while he was shooting the film? Kapoor told IANS during a tete-a-tete in the capital: "You do consider stuff like that can happen, but the idea is not to titillate them (movie-goers) in a certain sense or the idea is not to create a controversy. This film is genuinely a very pure attempt to create harmony and more understanding amongst ourselves." However, he feels that if someone is going to find faults ..
                 

See Photos: Janhvi Kapoor makes for a stunning bridesmaid

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Hold your breath because these pictures of Janhvi Kapoor are going to leave you speechless. The one-film-old actress recently shot for an advertsisment, and the pictures are breaking the internet. Janhvi Kapoor turned into a bridesmaid at the breathtaking view of the scenic sea location. The advertisement was shot at Mumbai's Aksa Beach. Dressed in a pastel lehenga, accentuated with flower jewellery, Janhvi Kapoor looked stunning! Take a look at the pictures here: Janhvi Kapoor spotted on location at the ad shoot. Along with the big screen debut, Janhvi has also made her debut on Karan Johar's Koffee With Karan's couch. She will be seen with her actor-brother Arjun Kapoor on the couch. When in an earlier interview with mid-day, Arjun was asked about being on the chat show with Janhvi, he said, "When Karan Johar told me that this was the combination, I was pleasantly surprised, because I am the buffoon and prankster on Koffee With Karan. I thought that I'll get to spend some ti..
                 

Diego Luna: You against me rhetoric growing in politics

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Mexican star Diego Luna believes the cross-border politics between his country and the US is mostly about the 'you against me' rhetoric, which he believes only polarises people. Luna, who was in India to promote the latest season of Netflix drama Narcos, said it would be wrong to see Mexico's drug menace from a "black-and-white" lens. He stars as notorious drug lord Miguel Angel Felix Gallardo opposite Michael Pena's DEA agent Kiki Camarena. "We have to stop talking about it as a black-and-white, good-and-bad kind of rhetoric because that polarises things. It just radicalises positions. There's 'you against me' and 'I build the wall to protect myself from you' (rhetoric) and you are like 'No, this is an issue that we both have to work on'," he told PTI in an interview. The 38-year-old actor, best known for films such as "Y Tu Mama Tambien", "The Terminal" and "Rogue One: A Star Wars Story", said it was worrisome to see this rhetoric growing in politics. "You are seeing this rhetoric..
                 

Bohemian Rhapsody Rami Malek: If you are satisfied, it gets boring

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Hollywood star Rami Malek has emerged as one of the most assured performers but the Bohemian Rhapsody star, who is generating Oscar buzz with his portrayal of Queen frontman Freddie Mercury, says he believes in constantly pushing the envelope rather than feeling satisfied. It is often said that Malek is rarely satisfied with his takes on the sets something that the actor admits doing. "If I am satisfied, it gets boring. I allow myself to appreciate something but I never want to feel satisfied. What keeps the fire alive in myself, I don't want to extinguish that by telling myself that I have done a good job," Malek told PTI in an exclusive interview from Sydney, Australia over phone. The actor, who burst onto international scene with TV show "Mr Robot", about a hacker with mental health issues, is looking forward to the film's release in India on Friday as Mercury spent his formative years in the country. Malek approached Mercury role with utmost reverence because he wanted to honour ..
                 

Gulshan Devaiah did action scenes despite knee surgery

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Actor Gulshan Devaiah shot for intense action scenes in Vasan Bala's Mard Ko Dard Nahi Hota despite having undergone a knee surgery. He says he had to be extra careful as there was a greater risk involved. "One of the two characters that I essay in the film is the role of a Karateka for which I had to be on point with the action. And the fact that I was just recovering from a serious knee surgery, I had to be extra careful, as there was a greater risk involved. My right knee was the one that was surgically put back together," Gulshan said in a statement. The actor trained three days a week for four months. Mard Ko Dard Nahi Hota marks the second collaboration of Gulshan and Bala after the 2012 crime thriller film Peddlers. He says he had to do everything from his "weak left leg". "With me having to kick and land on the same foot while staying true to the Kyokushin karate style, it also was a tricky task for the trainers and the action choreographers. "However, We were so careful whil..
                 

Cheryl shares behind the scenes glimpse of her music video

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Singer Cheryl has shared a behind the scene photo from her music video after claiming her face has "changed completely" since having son Bear. She has made a musical comeback with her first new single in four years, and now she has delighted fans with a behind the scenes glimpse of her filming the music video for her new track "Love Made Me Do It", reports dailymail.co.uk. The former "Girls Aloud" star, 35, shared the photograph with her 3.7 million Instagram followers as she sizzled in a billowing black gown, teamed with plaited hairstyle. Looking directly at the camera, the songstress gives a pout while holding onto the edges of her frock. With her dark brunette locks slicked partly up in a bold style and the rest put in petite ponytails, the former "X Factor" judge opted for a bronzed make-up look to accentuate her features. Last week, Cheryl baffled fans after debuting a dramatically different appearance, as she admitted her face has "completely changed" since giving birth to her..
                 

Dua Lipa heartbroken over cancelled Abu Dhabi concert

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Singer Dua Lipa is sad about the cancellation of her concert in Abu Dhabi due to extreme weather conditions. The "New Rules" hitmaker was due to perform to a sold-out crowd in UAE to celebrate the first anniversary of the Louvre Abu Dhabi art museum on Sunday, reports aceshowbiz.com. However, she took to social media hours before the show to announce that it had been cancelled, writing: "I am so sad to announce that due to bad weather conditions, tonight's show at the Louvre in Abu Dhabi has been cancelled. I really wanted to sing and dance for you. Hopefully I will be back very soon." She also shared a video showing strong winds battering the trees and lightning flashing outside the venue. Representatives for the organisers Flash Entertainment explained on Twitter that they were working to reschedule the performance. "We regret to inform that Dua Lipa at Louvre Abu Dhabi has been postponed due to health and safety precautions arising from dangerous weather conditions. Keeping fans ..
                 

Legendary bolero singer Lucho Gatica dies

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Chile born legendary bolero singer Lucho Gatica, who made Mexico his home for half a century, has died, his family said. He was 90. "Bon voyage! I love you," his son, the Mexican actor Luis Gatica, posted on social media, together with a picture of a black ribbon. There has, however, been no cause given to his death on Tuesday. Born in Rancagua, Chile, on August 11, 1928, Luis Enrique Gatica's career spanned over 70 years. The Chilean actor moved to Mexico in 1957. From his adopted country he won international fame for his boleros and ballads, and recorded 13 studio albums, the last one in 2013 entitled "Historia de un Amor" (Love Story). "I'm not afraid of death, I'm very happy," the artist told EFE in an interview on the occasion of presenting his final disc. 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..
                 

Jeffrey Dean Morgan slams Armie Hammer for criticising Stan Lee tribute

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Walking Dead star Jeffrey Dean Morgan has slammed actor Armie Hammer who had questioned the celebrities on the way they honoured comic book legend Stan Lee. Lee, who revolutionized pop culture as the co-creator of iconic superheroes characters such as Spider-Man, Thor and The Hulk, died early Monday at the age of 95. Hammer, 32, in a now-deleted tweet, had disapproved the culture of posting selfies to commemorate the departed soul. "So touched by all of the celebrities posting pictures of themselves with Stan Lee' no better way to commemorate an absolute legend than putting up a picture of yourself,' he had tweeted. Morgan posted a reply to Hammer, saying, "Looks like you found a way to use others ways of mourning and their memories to draw some attention to yourself. You sound like a real a**hat. The 52-year-old actor has since deleted his reply. Among the big Marvel names who paid tribute to Stan Lee include "Captain America" actor Chris Evans, Marvel Studios boss Kevin Feige, "De..
                 

Viola Davis: I felt invisible growing up

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Oscar winner Viola Davis has said she felt "invisible" in her formative years. The 53-year-old actor said her lack of self-belief stemmed from a long line of women who did not have a voice. "You know, I came from a story where I didn't feel just less than or I just didn't have a voice or not pretty. I felt invisible. I came from a long line of women who felt invisible. And they're the ones who attempted to throw me an invisible rope. "Courage is just fear said with prayers. And I feel that it takes a great deal of courage to hit bottom and feel invisible and then to share one's story. But it's in the sharing of the story in front of people who have empathy that kills shame. And once that shame is killed, guess what? You're running," Davis said in her address at Glamour's 2018 Women of the Year awards. The "How to Get Away with Murder" star received one of Glamour's Women of the Year honours. In the wake of the #MeToo uprising, she said, it is necessary for the change to come from wit..
                 

Helen Flanagan: Each baby is different

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Coronation Street actress Helen Flanagan has hit back at "negative" mum-shamers who criticised her for weaning her baby at five months. Taking to Instagram on Thursday morning, the 28-year-old wrote: "So this morning I posted about weaning my baby girl at nearly 5 months and I got quite a lot of negative comments. "I know a lot of Mums follow me, so I wasn't being irresponsible posting that I'm weaning my baby who's nearly five months. I'm not an expert but I do think each baby is different. Matilda was walking at 11 months and some little ones take longer with that but she wasn't great with her food. "I suppose they all go at their own pace and Delilah is loving little baby fruit purées and is really interested," she added, reports people.com. Flanagan said now she is giving her little one only little licks of the spoon. "No mum shaming please that I didn't boil the fruit. I am still feeding her myself and will do as long as she needs," she said. She continued: "I breastfee..
                 

Kumail Nanjiani enters The Twilight Zone

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Pakistan-origin actor-comedian Kumail Nanjiani is crossing over into The Twilight Zone. He will star in an episode of the Jordan Peele-led reboot. The Silicon Valley star and Oscar-nominated co-writer of The Big Sick is the third actor to join the series, following Sanaa Lathan and Adam Scott. Executive producer Peele will introduce and narrate each episode, just like series creator Rod Serling, reports hollywoodreporter.com. Details about Nanjiani's role are being kept under wraps. The original Twilight Zone ran from 1959-64 on CBS. Four classic segments from the original were also remade as a 1983 feature film. All episodes of the 1959-64 series stream on CBS All Access. The new version is set for a 2019 premiere. 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 depend..
                 

Cheryl: Don't want to be stressed

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The singer, riding high on the popularity of her new single "Love Made Me Do It", walked out of the BBC Radio Studios in a denim top and baggy black, with radiance on her face, reports dailymail.co.uk. She spoke candidly about her own battles with mental health as she admitted she no longer gets nervous about releasing new music. In a chat with host Nick Grimshaw, she said: "I used to have anxiety - been seeing someone in the past year to keep that in check - I don't want to be stressed as a mum or a pop star. We're supposed to be living our best lives, aren't we? Stresses I used to feel are less relevant." The songstress explained that her view on life changed after giving birth to 19-month-old son Bear last year. "You see things differently after you have a baby, there's a different perspective on life," she said. "Things that bothered you before don't any more. I think, how does Cardi B change nappies with those huge talons? The worrying takes a sideline," she added. The forme..
                 

'Gossip Girls' Gauri Khan, Shweta Bachchan and Farah Khan dine in style

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It was a girl's night out for filmmaker-choreographer Farah Khan with her pals Shweta Bachchan Nanda, Gauri Khan and Kaajal Anand. The ladies went dining on Wednesday night at a plush Bandra Kurla Complex restaurant. They were also snapped outside the restaurant by the paparazzi. Farah Khan spotted outside the restaurant. All Pictures/Yogen Shah. Shweta Bachchan spotted outside the restaurant.  Farah Khan also shared a photo on Instagram and wrote, "#gossipgirls! @gaurikhan pls order hot chocolate for next time.. n @shwetabachchan im confiscating ur phone next meeting.. @putlu u were just fine [sic]."       View this post on Instagram #gossipgirls ! @gaurikhan pls order hot chocolate for next time.. n @shwetabachchan im confiscating ur phone next meeting.. @putlu u were just fine😄 A post shared by Farah Khan Kunder (@farahkhankunder) onNov 14, 2018 at 10:29am PST Well, ..
                 

Emraan Hashmi's film Cheat India's teaser out now!

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Inspired by true events and facts and coming from the makers of Tumhari Sulu, Neerja and Raid, the forthcoming film, Cheat India is out to bare the malpractices in India's education system. The makers unveiled the film's video teaser today. Here's the teaser: Earlier this week saw the release of the Cheat India poster, which had Emraan Hashmi's face stitched together by an assortment of exam admission cards and rupee notes. The intriguing creative led to endless speculation about his character in the film. Hashmi had stated in an interview that the film was a first-of-its-kind for him, besides being topical and relevant for students and parents. Its controversial tagline, 'Nakal Mein Hi Akal Hai' (There's wiseness in cheating) clearly points towards the rampant malpractices in the country's financially lucrative education sector. The film marks the debut of Shreya Dhanwanthary and features more than forty theatre actors. Produced by Bhushan Kumar's T-Series, Tanuj Garg a..
                 

Bollywood wishes DeepVeer happiness forever after

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Celebrities Karan Johar, Alia Bhatt, Parineeti Chopra, Rajkummar Rao, Arjun and Sonam Kapoor among many others instantly wished "a life full of love, happiness and togetherness" to the newly-weds, every one of them completely floored after the first few images of the Konkani wedding and Anand Karaj were uploaded on Instagram. Deepika and Ranveer, after two days of wedding ceremonies in the far and dreamy Lake Como setting in Italy, unveiled their first look like a married couple to the public on Thursday. Both shared two images -- one each from their four-hour-long ceremony according to Konkani traditions on Wednesday and a North Indian style nuptial on Thursday. Here's what their friends and co-worker have tweeted: Jashn E Ishqa https://t.co/5FTTMdwwiO — Arjun Kapoor (@arjunk26) November 15, 2018 Congratulations to both of you! May you always find joy together ❤️❤️❤️ @RanveerOfficial https://t.co/mg1B2bUPgp — Sonam K Ahuja (@sonamakapoor) November ..
                 

When Sushant Singh Rajput gave horse riding tips Sara Ali Khan

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Sushant Singh Rajput seems to be giving horseriding tips to co-star Sara Ali Khan on the set of Abhishek Kapoor's Kedarnath. SSR doubled up as her Hindi coach as well. Producer Ronnie Screwvala says, "When I saw the rushes, I thought Sara has done five films before this, that's the experience she showed." On being asked to comment on her experience of working with Sushant, Sara said at the trailer launch, "I am so glad that you asked me that. I have no idea how I have done this film. I have tried my best but I feel I couldn't have done any of it without Sushant. He has just been the most helpful person I have had." Sara also credited the Sushant for helping her learn Hindi. "There were days when I was lost and scared as it's the first time I am facing the camera but he has been hands on. Sushant also helped me improve my Hindi and whatever little I speak, he has taught me. He has helped me a lot," she added. Kedarnath features Sara as Mukku, a tourist-pilgrim, and Sushant as a ..
                 

Amitabh Bachchan has preserved most of his films

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Bollywood legend Amitabh Bachchan has successfully saved the prints of most of his films, an expert said on Thursday. Founder and Director of Film Heritage Foundation Shivendra Singh Dungarpur said Bachchan asked the producers to give him the prints of his films. "When we approached Bachchan, we found it interesting to note that he used to ask the film producers to give him a copy of a subtitled print and another print. In that process he maintained most of his films," Dungarpur said at the 4th Preservation and Restoration Workshop's opening at KIFF. He said film restoration is the need of the hour. There has to be awareness about it, as there was a need for trained archivists. "I am really glad with such concerted efforts for restoring great works of Bengali cinema. We are celebrating the centenary of Bengali cinema. So saving our work is of utmost importance," said KIFF chairman and leading Bengali actor Prasenjit Chatterjee. Bachchan is the brand ambassador of the initiative. He..
                 

Shah Rukh Khan saddened by Aamir Khan's Thugs of Hindostan's poor fate

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Amitabh Bachchan and Aamir Khan starrer high octane action adventure has disappointed critics and fans alike. Shah Rukh Khan shares a great bond with Aamir Khan, and recently in an interview with The Telegraph, he expressed that the debacle of Thugs of Hindostan has deeply saddened him. He also said that people have been little too harsh with the film. Venting out his feeling about it, Shah Rukh Khan said, "It's a little personal and I don't know whether it's right to say it or not. This is something that's saddened me and so I want to share it. When it happened to me personally, I wasn't so sad, but this time I am. There are people who have given excellence to cinema for years. A film can be good, a film can be bad; none of us can ever claim ki maine duniya ki sabsi achchi film banayi hain. Mr Bachchan and Aamir have been people who have constantly contributed to the excellence of cinema." He further said, "The greatest contribution to Hindi cinema in the last 10 years has been from..
                 

Here's what transpired at Deepika-Ranveer's grand wedding in Italy

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Their countless fans had been witness to the love story that blossomed on the sets of Ram-Leela (2013) and grew stronger over the years. It was only fitting then that Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone share the joy of their big day with their well-wishers. Staying true to their promise and as reported in mid-day, the newly-weds shared the official images from their wedding last evening, sending their fans into a tizzy. The hours before saw Bollywood's power couple solemnise their relationship at Villa del Balbianello in a Sindhi-style wedding. Never mind the Italian venue, the shaadi of the year was a desi affair ­- it has been heard that a priest was specially flown down from Amritsar for the Anant Karaj ceremony. A source informs, "A makeshift gurudwara was erected inside the premises. A priest was flown down from Amritsar for the ceremony that began in the morning and went on till afternoon." Nearly 10 large boats were deployed to bring the guests from the CastaDiva Resort ..
                 

Nushrat Bharucha: Being fit doesn't mean to be size zero

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Bollywood actress Nushrat Bharucha does not believe in the "size zero" fad. She says the concept of fitness is more beyond having a size zero body type. "Being fit does not mean one has to be a size zero. There needs to be a balance and one needs to understand what works for his/her body type and fix their own benchmark. Eventually it is all about how one feels on the inside, whether you are energized enough to survive the day and not feel too lethargic at any point," the 33-year-old told IANS over an e-mail interaction. After entertaining the audience with her acting skills in movies like Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety and Pyaar Ka Punchnama, Nushrat has now joined international chef Vikas Khanna for his three episode web series called Kitchen, Khanna and Konverstations. She got featured in the first episode of the show, where both the celebrities cooked healthy meals with the addition of Quaker Oats. Sharing her fitness routine, Nushrat said: "When I am shooting and when I am on the set, ..
                 

Rashami Desai relives her childhood

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Actress Rashami Desai had fun spending some time with over 120 underprivileged children, and says she got a chance to relive her childhood. As part of Children's Day celebration, Comedy Central hosted a special celebration at Smaaash Junior here on Tuesday filled with attractions, fun activities and the children's favourite food. Rashami joined the celebrations. "I am glad to be here with my niece to celebrate Children's Day. I am reliving my childhood with her," Rashami said in a statement. "I would like to thank Comedy Central to make our day so special. This was my best Children's Day," she added. The actress is known for shows like Uttaran and Dil Se Dil Tak. 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 ..
                 

Parineeti Chopra gets peeved at constant wedding speculations

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As the date of Nick Jonas and Priyanka Chopra's nuptials nears, there is a great deal of speculation about the ceremonies. With PeeCee preferring a no-comment stance, for now, cousin Parineeti Chopra is getting annoyed with the constant buzz. It is being said that Priyanka's bestie Mubina Rattonsey, and not Pari, will be her bridesmaid at the Christian ceremony. An irritated Parineeti has been taking to social media to vent her ire for misleading reports. But till PeeCee opens up about the wedding, which is said to be early next month in Rajasthan, there will be speculations galore. Perhaps Pari needs to tell Mimi didi to spell out the details to avoid unwanted chatter about the nuptials. The actress tweeted: "I urge you - please do better research before printing articles!! @Bollyhungama @priyankachopra [sic]" I urge you - please do better research before printing articles!! @Bollyhungama @priyankachopra https://t.co/69IFn58ypN — Parineeti Chopra (@ParineetiChopra) Novemb..
                 

Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone share photos as married couple

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The wait is finally over! Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone have treated their audience and fans with their first photo as a married couple! The Bajirao Mastani pair took to their respective Instagram handles to share the breathtakingly beautiful picture from the picturesque location of Italy's Lake Como. Due to heavy security and phones banned from carrying at the wedding venue, everything from the wedding remained under the wraps, and so did the hullabaloo around the newly married's first photo. On Wednesday, November 14, Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone tied the knot in a traditional Konkani ceremony, and November 15 had the couple exchange wedding vows in Sindhi customs. It was only after the two-day wedding affair that Ranveer-Deepika decided to disclose to the world their first photo, as husband and wife.       View this post on Instagram ❤ï¸Â A post shared by Deepika Padukone (@deepikapadukone) onNov 15,..
                 

Boy Erased Movie Review - A stirring testament

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Boy Erased U/A: Biography, DramaDirector: Joel EdgertonCast: Lucas Hedges, Nicole Kidman, Russell Crowe, Joel Edgerton, Cherry JonesRating:  This film adapted by Director Joel Edgerton from Garrard Conley's memoir with the same name, highlights the struggle of Jared Eamons(Lucas Hedges), the son of a small-town Baptist pastor Marshall Eamons(Russell Crowe) and Nancy(Nicole Kidman), who gets outed to his parents at age 19 and is challenged with undergoing gay conversion therapy program or be permanently exiled and shunned by his family, friends and faith. Jared's coming out journey replete with agitation and reconciliation is portrayed here in a nuanced form and articulated with all its complexities and Lucas Hedges makes it real. Marshall, who owns a Ford dealership, is a religious man whose decisions are governed by the elite from his faith. The film juxtaposes blind faith against bigoted perceptions about sexuality aiming at a genteel expose of the rigid underbelly ..
                 

Amitabh Bachchan pens letter to Neena Gupta after watching Badhaai Ho

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Megastar Amitabh Bachchan wrote a personalised note to veteran actress Neena Gupta after watching her latest entertainer Badhaai Ho as he was highly impressed by her performance in the film. Neena, who essays the role of a 50-year-old expecting mother in the film, took to Instagram to share a snapshot the letter. She captioned it: "Aapse ye patr aur pushp paake ankhen khushi se bhar aain. Thank you so much, Amitabh Bachchan sir. (Got tears in my eyes after receiving this letter and flowers from you. Thank you Amitabh Bachchan sir.)"       View this post on Instagram Aapse ye patr aur pushp pa ke ankhen khushi se bhar aaeen thank u so much @amitabhbachchan sir #BadhaaiHo A post shared by Neena Gupta (@neena_gupta) onNov 14, 2018 at 11:08pm PST Badhaai Ho, which also stars Gajraj Rao, Ayushmann Khurrana and Sanya Malhotra, is based on the story of an elderly couple who are expecting their third child. As of November 5, the film had crossed the Rs 10..
                 

Like Riteish Deshmukh, will Farhan Akhtar budge for Shah Rukh Khan?

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Shah Rukh Khan made Riteish Deshmukh change the release date of his Marathi film, Mauli, which was clashing with Zero. King Khan is keen his upcoming drama does not lock horns not only with any Bollywood film but regional offerings as well. Khan tagged Deshmukh in his tweet that read, "Thank you baby for the love respect and largesse of heart you showed me today. I am so happy to have 'asked' something of a friend who kept my self-respect higher than his own need (sic)." It emerged yesterday that Khan was thanking Deshmukh for having paved the way for Zero's solo release. @Riteishd jab chota bhai bahut bada ho jaata hai. Thank you baby for the love respect and largesse of heart you showed me today. Grateful. Touched. I am so happy to have ‘asked’ something of a friend who kept my self respect higher than his own need. — Shah Rukh Khan (@iamsrk) November 5, 2018 But Farhan Akhtar and Ritesh Sidhwani's Telugu film, KGF: Kolar Gold Fields, also hits the marquee o..
                 

Eddie Redmayne: Children are magical things

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Oscar-winning actor Eddie Redmayne says his wife and children bring magic in his life. Asked about magical moments in his life, Redmayne said: "It is cliche. It is (with) my wife and children". Redmayne is married to Hannah Bagshawe. They have a daughter and a son. "Children are magical things. The fact that somehow they come out in the world robust ...That's a thing which I can't get my head around," the actor said. The actor will be back as magizoologist Newt Scamander in "Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald". It is the second part of the planned five movies spin-off franchise from the "Harry Potter" films. The Warner Bros Pictures project will open in India on November 16. The first part "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them" came out in 2016. He says it is "amazing" to come back to the characters. "It is why actors love doing plays because if you do one play and you screw it up, you can go back and fix it. In films, you can't do that. But what is lovely about this is t..
                 

Shreya Ghoshal sings for web series

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Bollywood singer Shreya Ghoshal, who has lent her voice to some memorable film songs, has now sung for a web series. She says it was an exciting opportunity and she had a wonderful time. She has sung for ALTBalaji's upcoming web series Broken, which stars Vikrant Massey and Harleen Sethi. Three original songs will add musical magic to the show, which is about two broken hearts that come together to fix each other. Shreya has sung the "Yeh Kya Hua" track, a duet between her and popular singer Dev Negi. It is penned by ace lyricist Amitabh Bhattacharya. While it takes the narration forward, it is also used as a background score of the show. "This is for the first time that I have sung for a web series and I had a wonderful time while recording this one. It's a beautiful composition of the lilting melody which captures the story of the characters completely. It is beautifully written by Amitabh Bhattacharya and I am totally in love with this one," Shreya said in a statement. Catch up on..
                 

Rasika Dugal: Indian cinema hardly acknowledges women as sexual beings

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Actress Rasika Dugal says there's hardly an acknowledgement of women as sexual beings in Hindi cinema and hopes for more nuanced characters for them in films. "There is hardly ever an acknowledgement of women as sexual beings in our cinema. Women are either shown as objects of titillation or sympathy and I think we need to change that conversation and that gaze. I hope that with better writing and more sensitivity, we can have more nuanced and interesting roles for women," Rasika said in a statement. The 33-year-old actress will soon be seen in Amazon Prime's original series Mirzapur, in which she plays the wife of Kaleen Bhaiya, essayed by Pankaj Tripathi. Rasika plays his wife Beena, a sexually liberated woman stuck in a marriage of dissatisfaction. The series also stars Ali Fazal and Shweta Tripathi. Ritesh Sidhwani and Farhan serve as the executive producers of the Amazon Prime Video project, created by Karan Anshuman and Puneet Krishna and directed by Gurmmeet Singh. She will al..
                 

Kedarnath Sweetheart Song: Sushant professes his love to Sara

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The makers of Kedarnath have treated the audience with the second song from the film titled Sweetheart. The celebratory song features Sushant Singh Rajput and Sara Ali Khan shaking their legs on the peppy beats. Set in the mood of a wedding ceremony, Sweetheart has Sushant wooing Sara Ali Khan as he dances in the celebration. Composed by Amit Trivedi, the song is penned by Amitabh Bhattacharya and crooned by Dev Negi. Watch the song here: Dressed in traditional attires, both Sushant Singh Rajput and Sara Ali Khan brighten up the screens with their refreshing chemistry. Looking breathtakingly beautiful, Sara Ali Khan showcases a glimpse of her dancing skills for the first time. While the teaser set the mood for the romantic tale based amidst the tragic floods of Uttarakhand, the first song Namo Namo took the audience on a pilgrimage trip to the holy temple. The trailer received an exceptional response from the audience across quarters owing to the gripping storyline and crackling c..
                 

Disha Patani looks sveltering hot in this lingerie photoshoot

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Disha Patani set the internet into tizzy after posting a super-hot picture of hers in a lingerie. The actress was seen promoting the brand she endorses. The nude lingerie highlighted Disha's perfectly sculpted body. She is undoubtedly one of the major fitness freaks in this industry.  Disha Patani leaves no opportunity to stun her followers with some of her beautiful photos. The Baaghi 2 actress is very religious when it comes to hitting the gym. From performing martial arts to practising acrobatic stunts and parkour, the actress is leaving no stone unturned for her next film.        View this post on Instagram ðŸÂÂŒ¸ðŸÂÂŒ¸ðŸÂÂŒ¸ðŸÂÂŒ¸ #MyCalvins @calvinklein A post shared by disha patani (paatni) (@dishapatani) onNov 13, 2018 at 5:30am PST Talking about Disha's professional commitments, s..
                 

Soundarya Rajinikanth to remarry

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Rajinikanth's fans could not keep calm after news trickled in that his daughter Soundarya will tie the knot with businessman-actor Vishagan Vanangamudi. It is said the couple got secretly engaged. Vishagan was earlier married to Kanikha Kumaran, who is now wedded to Varun Manian, who was previously engaged to Trisha, whose next is, incidentally, Petta with, who else, Rajini. After seven years of marriage, Soundarya Rajinikanth divorced from her businessman husband Ashwin in 2017. The couple got married on September 23, 2010 and have a five-year-old son. While there have been reports of marital discord between the two, they have always denied it. It is believed that the fact that Soundarya said that she was always proud to identify herself as 'Soundarya Rajinikanth' may have been the reason for the discord. On the work front, Soundarya began her career in films as a graphic designer. For those starring her father Rajinikanth, she designed the title sequences. Soundary later became a ..
                 

Ritesh Sidhwani: There should be no censorship for films and web series

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Producer Ritesh Sidhwani, who has produced Amazon Prime Video web series such as Inside Edge and Mirzapur, believes there should be no censorship on films and web series. Farhan Akhtar and Ritesh's company Excel Entertainment first ventured into digital medium through the web series, Inside Edge, and the company now looks forward to Mirzapur, which is set to start streaming on Amazon Prime Video from November 16. Currently, there is no censorship on the digital platform but there are reports that the government is planning to regulate the content on the web medium. "I am not for censorship (on the web medium). We are rather fighting for censorship to go away even for movies. It is not existing for television. I think first they need to take steps as to what they are going to do for TV. If they are allowing self-censorship on TV medium for broadcast, then the same should apply (for digital platform). "The minute you try to forcefully cut something, which is organically true to it, you..
                 

Michael Pena: Taking colourful sarees for my wife from India

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He may have veered towards comedy in the past few years with outings like Chips (2017) and A Wrinkle In Time, but Michael Pena is back to doing what he does best — drama. In his next offering, Netflix's Narcos: Mexico, the actor, 42, has taken on the role of Drug Enforcement Administration officer, Kiki Camerana — a mighty rival to Diego Luna's drug lord Félix Gallardo. Talking to mid-day during his recent visit to India, Pena sheepishly admitted that while the three seasons of the show may have taken the world by storm, he was unaware about the series. "I hadn't watched Narcos till I was approached for this one. Before I started shooting, I binge-watched the previous seasons." In his maiden visit to India, Pena said he was bowled over by the people and their warmth. "I saw women wearing these amazing wrap-around dresses [sarees]. I showed them to my wife who loved them. I am taking a few colourful ones for her. Mumbai is such a vibrant city and the food is fanta..
                 

Cheat India: Emraan Hashmi and Guru Randhawa shoot for a song

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The producers of the forthcoming Emraan Hashmi-starrer 'Cheat India' shot a promotional music video featuring Emraan and the current sensation Guru Randhawa. This was a coup of sorts as their first-time pairing is bound to enjoy phenomenal mass outreach when the song comes out. Titled 'Kudi Daaru Wargia', the track, composed and rendered by Guru, was picturized on an elaborate set in Mumbai. Guru Randhawa has continuously belted out chartbusters like Ban Ja Rani, Lahore, High Rated Gabru, Suit Suit and Kaun Nachdi in recent times. The video has been directed by Nitin Parmar of Equinox Films, the renowned production company helmed by ace ad-man and 'Neerja' director Ram Madhvani. It has been choreographed by Vijay Ganguly ('Jagga Jasoos', 'Tumhari Sulu', 'Stree', 'Badhaai Ho', etc.) and also features the debutant Shreya Dhanwanthary along with a multitude of students, given the film's story about the education system. Said the producers, "We knew that pairing Emraan and Guru would be..
                 

Aaradhya Bachchan and Azad Rao Khan on stage together

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Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Aamir Khan have featured together in cola commercials but not in films, except for a cameo that Ash did in his 2000 outing, Mela. For a while, there was talk that the two would team up for a project but things did not materialise. Aamir Khan and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan Now, what they could not do, their kids have done. Aamir's son Azad and Ash's daughter Aaradhya shared the stage in a school play based on the Ramayan. Aaradhya played Sita, Azad was Ram. Photographs of the musical drama did the rounds of social media on Tuesday. Aaradhya and Azad are classmates. They are said to be buddies and always together in school. On the work front, Aamir Khan, whose new film Thugs of Hindostan is getting mixed reactions, says that his role in the Vijay Krishna Acharya directorial is one of the toughest that he did. "It is one of the toughest roles I have taken up. Not only this, but this is a very unreliable character who can do anything at anytime especially for..
                 

Bani Judge: Did things that were tough for the boys

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Her journey to bagging the second spot in a stunt-based reality show in 2007 made evident that Bani Judge was always a rebel. It's no wonder then that even when chasing her passion for fitness, the video-jockey paid little heed to the 'standards' set for women. With an Instagram feed that reveals her toil in the gym, Bani flaunts the kind of strength (and body) that's only desirable. In a chat with mid-day, she says how she emerged a fitness influencer. On achieving goals'People ask me if the secret is 50% training, and 50% diet. I say, it's 100% training, and 100% diet' Confessing to seeing “food as fuel” instead of an enemy, Bani says, “When you label something as 'bad food', you're programming yourself to view it negatively.” Highlighting that foods that carry an 'ingredients' tag rarely make it on her plate, she says, “I consume whole ingredients, which refer to items that have nothing added to them. Eggs, sweet potatoes and rice are whole foods. B..
                 

This is what Ranveer and Deepika are spending on their wedding

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A close-knit affair with an extremely high level of privacy, Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh is set to tie the knot on November 14 and 15 at the Villa del Balbianello at Lake Como in Italy. As per the reports, the much-loved Bollywood couple will have two wedding ceremonies. Since Deepika is a South Indian and Ranveer is of Sindhi-Punjabi origin, the two families have decided to follow the customs practised by both communities. A South Indian wedding has been planned for November 14, complete with Kannadiga rituals. The next day will see the couple solemnise their relationship as per the customs of a North Indian wedding (Anant Karaj). Only a selected few are invited from the film fraternity, including Sanjay Leela Bhansali and Farah Khan. As per the reports by India Today, on Monday morning, twelve florists were specially flown in from Florence to decorate Villa del Balbianello. Incidentally, the couple and their families are not staying at the villa, but at a luxury resort on th..
                 

Salman Khan tweaks Bharat, gets greenlit from original Korean makers

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Though Bharat is an official adaptation of the South Korean hit, Ode To My Father (2014), it has been learnt that Salman Khan and director Ali Abbas Zafar have tweaked the script to suit the taste of Indian audience. While they were impressed with the Korean drama, Khan felt that the remake would strike a chord with viewers if they added a more emotional flavour to the narrative. Before taking his period drama on floors, Zafar submitted the final draft to the makers of the South Korean film — director Yoon Je-kyoon, co-producer Park Ji-seong and writer Park Su-ji — who greenlit the revised script. Salman Khan and Katrina Kaif Says a source from the creative team, "When Ali started drafting the script, he didn't want it to be a scene-to-scene adaptation. After discussing with Salman, he decided to increase the emotional quotient in the drama. He also made Katrina's [Kaif] character meatier as compared to her counterpart in the original." Co-producer Nikhil Namit says, "C..
                 

Saumya Tandon announces pregnancy

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Bhabiji Ghar Par Hain! actress Saumya Tandon on Tuesday announced that she is pregnant with her first child. She has called it a "fascinating ride". Saumya, who essays the role of Anita Bhabhi also known as 'Gori Mem' in the show, took to Instagram to announce the news. She posted a photograph of herself and said she woke up feeling like a "superhero without a cape". "Woke up feeling like a magician, feel like a superhero without a cape most days now, filled with blessing and godliness. Constantly excited by the buzzing in my head and the sudden pump of hormones. This promises to be a fascinating ride. The big news -- I'm pregnant and trying to soak in every moment of it! Need your best wishes throughout," she wrote with the image.       View this post on Instagram Woke up feeling like a magician today, feel like a superhero without a cape most days now, filled with blessing and godliness. Constantly excited by the buzzing in my head and the sudden pump of ..
                 

CINTAA expels Alok Nath over rape allegations

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A month after writer-producer Vinta Nanda accused actor Alok Nath of allegedly raping her, the Cine and TV Artistes' Association (CINTAA), on Tuesday, expelled Nath from its membership. CINTAA released a statement on Twitter stating, 'In view of the various allegations of sexual harassment and misconduct against Mr. Alok Nath, after due diligence and consideration, the Exec. Committee of #cintaa has decided to expel him from the Association.' Speaking to ANI, Amit Behl, Sr Joint Secretary CINTAA said, 'CINTAA has expelled Alok Nath from its membership till further notice after he failed to respond to CINTAA. He was supposed to appear before its ICC and Executive committee yesterday but he didn't turn up. Now CINTAA has asked him to be present in its annual general meeting on 1st May and if he fails to put his point, he will be permanently expelled from CINTAA.' In October, Nanda accused Alok Nath of rape. She narrated her horrifying ordeal in a Facebook post. She was the writer and ..
                 

'Natalie Portman's character in Vox Lux closest to Kanye West'

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Filmmaker Brady Corbet says actor Natalie Portman's character in his upcoming directorial "Vox Lux" identifies closely to rapper Kanye West. Portman plays Celeste, a pop star, in the film, which also features Jude Law. The actor has been applauded by the critics for her powerhouse performance in the feature. "If anything, I feel like the character's closest to Kanye West," Brady Corbet told Vulture at the film's AFI FEST screening. Agreeing to Corbet's assertion, Portman said, "Oh! That's a good example! That's funny that he said that! I wasn't thinking Kanye but now that he said it I totally could see it." The filmmaker said he is "sort of fascinated" by West and his persona. "I don't know what to take seriously or not, to be honest, so I don't ever find anything he says to be particularly offensive... Hopefully he likes it," he said. "The idea was that the character would be sort of an amalgamation of many different real-life personages. There are certain character traits or parts ..
                 

John Mayer quits drinking

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Singer John Mayer stopped drinking after rapper Drake's 30th birthday party because he realised he was wasting his potential. Mayer told Complex magazine: "I have the most amazing last-night-of-my-life-drinking story. It was Drake's 30th birthday party, and I made quite a fool of myself. It took me weeks to stop doing this every morning I woke up. And then I had a conversation with myself. I remember where I was. I was in my sixth day of the hangover. That's how big the hangover was." He added: "I looked out the window and I went, 'Okay, John, what percentage of your potential would you like to have? Because if you say you would like 60, and you would like to spend the other 40 having fun, that's fine. But what percentage of what is available to you would you like to make happen? There's no wrong answer. What is it?' I went, '100'." 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 b..
                 

Sushmita Sen shares her 'ring' of truth on social media

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Sushmita Sen turns 43 on November 19. The actor has always been open about her relationships. So her confession that she's in love with model Rohman Shawl (who is said to be in his late 20s) is not exactly a surprise." There has always been something different about Sush, the reason she stands out from the rest of B-Town. The actor wrote on social media, "Speak of rings and commitment, I am game! All other gossip can die in vain. Not getting married yet. 'Rohman'cing life absolutely (sic)."       View this post on Instagram “While the world speculates, I train. Speak of these #rings & this #commitment , and I am game!!😉All other #gossips can die in vain” 👊😄 #notgettingmarried (yet) 😉 ‘Rohman’cing life ABSOLUTELY!!!😄❤️😍♾💃🏻 #enoughsaid #sharing #mytruth I love you guys beyond!!!!❤️💋😍💃🏻 mmuuuaaah!!!! A post shared by Sushmita Sen (@sushmitasen47) onNov 10, 2018 at 3:45am PST A f..
                 

Here's what to expect at Ranveer and Deepika's Italy wedding

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Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone's wedding affair is just a day away, and Lake Como in Italy has been decorated for this auspicious occasion. The pictures from the venue have been shared by ANI and they look mesmerising. Italy: Visuals from Villa del Balbianello at Lake Como in Lombardy, the venue for the wedding ceremony of Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh. Preparations underway. pic.twitter.com/MuuBJXos50 — ANI (@ANI) November 11, 2018 The beautiful view of the location just describes that Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone's wedding is going to be one grand affair! The couple is all set to solemnise their six-year-old relationship, and several theories about their special day are already doing rounds on the web. Here are few that top the list: Exclusive bond with the chef for not repeating their wedding's food at another event: Ranveer and Deepika have zeroed down on the chefs and had signed a bond about serving special recipes. Apparently, an exquisite Versace ..
                 

Mirzapur Web Review - Cliched tale of gore and goons

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MirzapurU/A: Crime thrillerDirector: Gurmmeet SinghCast: Pankaj Tripathi, Ali Fazal, Vikrant Massey, Shweta Tripathi, DivyennduRating: Amazon Prime's latest outing, Mirzapur, from the stable of Farhan Akhtar and Ritesh Sidhwani, is not an easy show to watch. It is consistently disturbing, mind-numbingly gory with elaborately orchestrated action scenes that spare no explicit detail. The milieu may be similar to Anurag Kashyap's Gangs Of Wasseypur (2012), but writers Vineet Krishna, Karan Anshuman and Puneet Krishna are unable to imbue the narrative with vibrancy, dark humour or the moody violence that one expects of mafioso movies. The characters, thus, are clichés who are incapable of surprising you. It's a parallel universe where harboured vendettas run the proceedings, but a few episodes down, it is tough to keep sight of the reason why bullets are being pumped into people. So much of the killing is shamelessly added for effect. The same holds true for the sex scenes that do..
                 

Akshay Kumar 'never ever' met Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh

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Bollywood superstar Akshay Kumar, who has been summoned by a Special Investigation Team (SIT) probing police firing on protesters in Punjab in the wake of the Bargari sacrilege case, clarified that he had 'never ever met' Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh, contrary to media reports stating otherwise. In a statement put out on Twitter, Akshay refuted "rumours and false statements" about his involvement with Ram Rahim Singh following reports that he was playing the role of a mediator between the Badals and Gurmeet Ram Rahim. "I have never ever met Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh in my life, anywhere. I learnt from social media at some point that Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh resided for a while at some place in my locality Juhu in Mumbai but we never ever crossed each other's paths," the statement read. pic.twitter.com/9UtNRKWz99 — Akshay Kumar (@akshaykumar) November 12, 2018 Akshay continued: "Over the years, I have dedicatedly made films promoting the Punjabi culture and the rich history and tr..
                 

This is how Priyanka and Farhan are bearing Delhi's toxic air

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Priyanka Chopra, Farhan Akhtar and the team of The Sky Is Pink are currently in the national capital to shoot for the upcoming film. However, as Delhi continues to grapple with rising air pollution, the lead actors are also struggling with it just like the others. Farhan took to social media to share a behind-the-scenes picture from the film's sets in which both him and PeeCee can be seen wearing a mask. 'Masking our emotions in the Delhi air. @priyankachopra your pose is just #bts #prescenereading #theskyispink,' the 'Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara' star captioned the photo. In the picture, the two actors can be seen reading their scripts before shooting for a scene.       View this post on Instagram Masking our emotions in the Delhi air. @priyankachopra your pose is just ✅ #bts #prescenereading #theskyispink A post shared by Farhan Akhtar (@faroutakhtar) onNov 11, 2018 at 10:12pm PST Directed by Shonali Bose, the film also stars 'Dangal'..
                 

Ranveer-Deepika to guests: No gifts, instead donate to charity

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Even as there is a flurry of activity at Villa del Balbianello in Lake Como where Bollywood's power couple Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone will tie the knot tomorrow, back home, the preparations for the Mumbai reception are underway. The invites for the November 28 reception were sent out to the couple's friends in the industry and outside of it, yesterday. Keen that the auspicious occasion serve a higher cause, the duo has requested guests to not give them any gifts. Instead, they have offered them the opportunity to make donations to Padukone's non-profit organisation — The Live Love Laugh Foundation — that spreads awareness about mental health. A source close to the duo reveals, "Since they are both from non-filmy families, they wanted a quiet wedding away from the prying eyes of the world. The Mumbai and Bengaluru receptions though will be a snazzy affair. Amongst the many things, the bride and groom have requested the guests to not shower them with gifts. If the..
                 

Thugs of Hindostan box office collection day 4: Film earns Rs. 17.25 cr

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Thugs of Hindostan has minted 123 crore in its first weekend. The masala entertainer created box office history on Day 1 as it collected an all-time record breaking 52.25 crore nett (Hindi + Tamil+ Telugu) on a national holiday. The Aamir Khan and Amitabh Bachchan starrer action extravaganza collected 17.25 crore nett (Hindi) on Sunday. It also collected 0.75 crore from its Tamil and Telugu versions. The 4 day total collection of the film including Tamil and Telugu is 123 crore nett. On its opening day, Thugs shattered all previous opening day box office records in the history of Bollywood and it also became the first ever film to cross the 50 crore nett mark on a single day. The high octane action adventure is set on the high seas and boasts of jaw-dropping, never seen before visual spectacles. The film is set to have a huge weekend as audiences are enjoying the visual spectacle. The film brings together two of the biggest icons of Hindi cinema Amitabh Bachchan and Aamir Khan for th..
                 

Kubbra Sait defends Nawazuddin post Niharika Singh's #MeToo story

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Kubbra Sait has come forward in support of her Sacred Games co-star Nawazuddin Siddiqui, after former Miss India Niharika Singh called him out in her #MeToo account. Niharika's story was shared on Twitter by Sandhya Menon, one of the journalists spearheading India campaign against sexual harassment. Niharika Singh worked in 2009's Miss Lovely opposite Nawazuddin. In the post, the actor said she and Nawazuddin came close during the making of the film. Niharika said she developed a soft corner for him finding him "real, after all the superficial 'filmy' interactions I'd had in the past years". She revealed one morning she invited the Manto actor to her home for breakfast and he grabbed her. "I tried to push him away but he wouldn't let go. After a little coercion, I finally gave in. I wasn't sure what to make of this relationship," she added. The two started dating but according to Niharika she decided to split with Nawazuddin because of his frequent lies. The former model also called..
                 

Koffee With Karan 6: Sara Ali Khan wants to marry this Bollywood actor!

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For its first, father-daughter duo Saif Ali Khan and Sara Ali Khan will be seen together on the national platform, courtesy Karan Johar's chat show Koffee With Karan Season 6. They are the next guests on the most talked-about-chat show. The promo shared by Star World on Instagram reveals the fun-loving and cute banter shared between father Saif Ali Khan and daughter Sara Ali Khan. This is undoubtedly touted as one of the much-anticipated episodes of 'Koffee With Karan' Season 6. The preview promises it to be a fun-filled one. In the teaser, Saif can be seen opening up about the qualities he definitely wants in Sara's boyfriend, while the latter says she would like to marry Ranbir Kapoor and date Kartik Aaryan.       View this post on Instagram #SaifAliKhan breaking #DadStereotypes in style. #KoffeeWithKaran #KoffeeWithSaif #KoffeeWithSara #SaraAliKhan A post shared by Star World (@starworldindia) onNov 11, 2018 at 9:03am PST When Karan Johar asks ..
                 

Akshay Kumar shares video of daughter Nitara working out at home

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Bollywood superstar Akshay Kumar has always promoted healthy lifestyle over everything else and even this time he shared an essential parenting tip for all his fans by posting a video of his little daughter Nitara Bhatia working out on Sunday morning. The Gold actor shared an adorable video of his little one exercising early morning, he captioned the video as, "Kids tend to pick up what they see...start early and try to set a good example.Great parenting. Active kids. #FitIndia. [sic]"       View this post on Instagram Kids tend to pick up what they see...start early and try to set a good example. Great parenting. Active kids. #FitIndia A post shared by Akshay Kumar (@akshaykumar) onNov 10, 2018 at 8:52pm PST The doting father always makes it a point to follow a disciplined life and likes to mix different workout routines. This video is definitely a proof that not just him but his kids also follow the fit lifestyle religiously. On the work front, ..
                 

Narcos: Mexico stars Diego Luna, Michael Pena visit Mumbai landmarks

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Keeping their date with India, the team of Netflix's Narcos: Mexico — actors Diego Luna and Michael Pena along with showrunner Eric Newman — landed in Mumbai on Saturday night. While the trio is set to meet filmmakers and fans alike as they discuss the future of digital entertainment in the country, in an event scheduled for today, it was all play on Sunday as they explored the Maximum City. On the itinerary was a visit to the Gateway Of India and a taste of Mumbai's favourite beverage, the cutting chai. A source says, "While Eric has visited Mumbai before, Michael and Diego were keen to take in as much as they could during their maiden trip. They experienced the hustle-and-bustle of Mumbai life first-hand as they toured the busy markets of Matunga. In the evening, the three visited the Taj Mahal Palace for a view of the Gateway Of India, where they enjoyed a round of cutting chai." A trip to India would be incomplete without experimenting with the local cuisine on offer..
                 

Ajay Devgn wins Best Foreign Actor award at film festival in China

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Actor Ajay Devgn has won Best Foreign Actor award at the 27th China Golden Rooster and Hundred Flowers Film Festival in China for his role in film Raid. The four-day festival was held in Foshan, and wrapped up on Saturday with the Popular Movies Hundred Flowers Awards ceremony. The winners are selected by the audience. The fest is organised every year by CFA -- China Film Association which is associated with ICFS -- India China Film Society founded by Kishor Jawade. "We have always believed in backing content driven cinema, films with stories which are engaging and relatable. 'Raid' has been a very special film for us. It's a film we believed in from day one. "The best actor victory for Ajay Devgn at the Golden and Hundred Flowers Film Festival is another feather in his cap and affirmation of his strong acting talent," said Bhushan Kumar, T-Series chairman and producer of "Raid", in a statement. Set in Uttar Pradesh in the 1980s, "Raid" is based on real life events involving one of ..
                 

Shah Rukh Khan regrets not getting a National film award

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Megastar Shah Rukh Khan has regretted he is yet to receive a national film award while none of his movies has ever made it to events such as the Kolkata International Film Festival, which, however, showcased the trailer of the actor's upcoming movie 'Zero' at the opening ceremony on Saturday. The hugely popular actor, addressing the opening ceremony at the Netaji Indoor Stadium, said he was invited to film festivals either to dance or say some nice words welcoming people, and not for any intellectual deliberations. "I have done 70 films so far, but the only reason film festivals call me is either to dance or come and just speak about welcoming the delegates, and being nice to people, and not do anything intellectual. "Reason for that is I am not very intelligent. And I am not very smart," he said, in an apparently zestful tone while speaking at the opening ceremony of the country's second oldest film festival attended by a crowd of over ten thousand. However, SRK said, he has become..
                 

Nick Jonas geared for bachelor party

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Ahead of his wedding with Bollywood actress Priyanka Chopra, American singer Nick Jonas is all geared up to celebrate his bachelor party. Nick on Friday shared a few pictures of himself on Instagram and captioned: "Bachelor party weekend is officially underway people."       View this post on Instagram Bachelor party weekend is officially underway people 🛥😎 @elit_vodka #distinguishedbytaste #lightupthenight #topshelfspirits #makeitelit A post shared by Nick Jonas (@nickjonas) onNov 10, 2018 at 2:08pm PST In the shared pictures, the Find You singer can be seen posing on a yacht, wearing a sailor cap. While, in another picture, he looks dapper in a black suit. Earlier, Priyanka was in Amsterdam to celebrate her pre-wedding festivities and treated her fans with her bachelorette party pictures. Priyanka and Nick are reportedly getting married at Rajasthan's Mehrangarh Fort in December. The ..
                 

Amitabh Bachchan tries his hand at zitar

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Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan played a few notes on a 'zitar' -- an electric sitar -- gifted to him by Indian classical instrumentalist Niladri Kumar, at the launch of the Pandit Kartick Kumar Foundation on Sunday. Amitabh was one of the special guests for the inauguration of the Foundation, an Indian music and arts culture centre, the launch of which marked the 82nd birthday of virtuoso Kartick Kumar. Instead of a traditional ribbon cutting, Big B played a few notes on the zitar, read a statement. He praised Niladri Kumar's music. "I had heard Niladri Kumar for the first time at an event where they were playing some ambient music through a CD. I was so mesmerized by that music, I requested the person to tell me the name of the musician. He searched and then said it's 'some Niladri Kumar'. "I thought to myself, what a fool this person must be to say some Niladri Kumar... He has no idea about this artiste. After that I searched and bought all Niladri Kumar albums and CDs and ti..
                 

Amitabh Bachchan salutes those working behind the scenes

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Amid showbiz greats including Shah Rukh Khan and Iranian director Majid Majidi, Amitabh Bachchan on Saturday inaugurated the 24th Kolkata international Film Festival, delivering a stirring speech saluting those working behind the scenes. West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee promised to "put up something like Cannes" in 2019, when the event completes 25 years. A lively and cheerful crowd of over ten thousand was present at the Netaji Indoor stadium, where the inaugural show was a heady brew of glamour, glitz, nostalgia, fun and some serious talk on cinema. Bachchan, who has been inaugurating the fest over the last few years, did the honours this time as well by lighting the lamp. Leading Bengali actress Rituparna Sengupta was the 'thali girl'. With the festival this year celebrating 100 years of Bengali cinema, Bengali film legends from different eras like Soumitra Chatterjee, Madhabi Mukhopadyay, Sabitri Chatterjee, Biswajit Chatterjee and Ranjit Mallick were seated at the dai..
                 

Shooting begins for Kangana Ranaut, Richa Chadha starrer Panga

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The shooting for Ashwini Iyer Tiwari's upcoming film Panga commenced on Sunday. Sharing a photograph of the film's clapboard on Twitter, Tiwari wrote: "In alignment to a dream. 'Panga'. Cinema love, 11.11." Featuring actors like Kangana Ranaut, Richa Chadha, Neena Gupta, Pankaj Tripathi and Jassie Gill, Panga revolves around female kabaddi players and the trials they face. The first schedule of the film is being Shot in Bhopal. Tiwari, who announced the news of the project in August, has films like Nil Battey Sannata and Bareilly Ki Barfi to her credit. It was speculated that the shoot of Kangana Ranaut starrer may be pushed ahead, owing to her taking charge of Manikarnika: The Queen Of Jhansi.  However, the Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari-directed venture is adhering to its schedule. A source informs, "After extensive recce, Ashwiny has decided to shoot the film across Bhopal. The subsequent schedules will see them filming in Kolkata and Delhi. The makers are hoping to wrap up t..
                 

Emily Blunt flaunts Mary Poppins look for magazine cover

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British actor Emily Blunt has appeared on the cover of a magazine dressed as popular character Mary Poppins ahead of the release of "Mary Poppins Returns" which sees her taking on the beloved nanny's character. She will appear on the December cover of American Vogue dressed in character as the eponymous nanny. She wears an all-red ensemble by Dior, complete with a full tulle skirt and a form-fitting blazer and an open umbrella by London Undercover, reported independent.co.uk. Blunt's shoot is accompanied by an in-depth interview in which the 35-year-old actor discusses her role in the new movie. The role was originally famously played by Julie Andrews, who had even won an Oscar for her performance in the 1964 film. Blunt told the magazine that she did not re-watch the classic film in fear that it might put her off. "I knew that if I watched Julie Andrews's version, maybe I would take the edge off of what my instincts were telling me to do. Also, I didn't want to be completely intimid..
                 

Emraan Hashmi celebrates National Education Day

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On the occasion of National Education Day on Sunday, actor Emraan Hashmi stressed upon the need of education saying it was the country's backbone. As Emraan's next film Cheat India is about the education system, he took to Instagram to celebrate the day. "A country's education system is its backbone. Team 'Cheat India' celebrates National Education Day," the 39-year-old wrote along with a short video clip.       View this post on Instagram A country's education system is its backbone. Team 'Cheat India' celebrates #Nationaleducationday. #CheatIndia #NakalMeinHiAkalHai @tseries.official @emraanhashmifilms @ellipsisentertainment A post shared by Emraan Hashmi (@therealemraan) onNov 10, 2018 at 10:12pm PST November 11 has been celebrated as the National Education Day since 2008. The date has been chosen to mark the birth anniversary of India's first Education Minister - Maulana Abul Kalam Azad. Cheat India is Emraan's first production project and he i..
                 

Katrina Kaif shares her idea of love

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Actress Katrina Kaif believes love should be liberating and that people should free themselves from judging themselves based on how their partner makes them feel. Katrina shared the love advice in a chat with filmmaker Karan Johar on a forthcoming episode of Star World's Koffee with Karan Season 6, read a statement. The actress and Karan spoke about how it is widely accepted that it is necessary for a woman to have a man while she believes that this is not true for everyone. She feels people tend to burden their partners with the responsibility of making them happy and that's where relationships go wrong. "You somehow always judge yourself based on how much love or attention you're getting from your partner. Your relationship suffers just a little bit, and your self esteem and your image take a beating, which is not a good thing," said the actress, whose latest film to release is Thugs Of Hindostan. Both Katrina and Karan were in agreement that one shouldn't feel anything on the bas..
                 

Aamir Khan calls Thugs of Hindostan role one of his toughest

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Actor Aamir Khan, whose new film Thugs of Hindostan is getting mixed reactions, says that his role in the Vijay Krishna Acharya directorial is one of the toughest that he did. Aamir, who will co-host a show on BIG FM for a week, spoke at length about his challenging role in the latest release. "It is one of the toughest roles I have taken up. Not only this, but this is a very unreliable character who can do anything at anytime especially for money, and this is entertaining and fun to watch," he said in a statement. Speaking about sharing space with megastar Amitabh Bachchan in the movie, he said, "It is the first time that we have shared a screen together. I am a huge fan of Amit Ji. Infact, I was so nervous for the first shot. It's been like 30 years and I was really looking forward to work together. He is such a warm and generous person, and I loved working with him." The multi-talented actor has turned into BIG MJ of the Week and will be co-hosting a show in the evening time band..
                 

Thugs of Hindostan remains strong at the box office on Day 2

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Thugs of Hindostan created box office history on Day one. After collecting an all-time record-breaking Rs 52.25 crore nett (Hindi + Tamil+ Telugu) on a national holiday, it was steady on day 2. The Aamir Khan and Amitabh Bachchan starrer Diwali entertainer held well to collect Rs 28.25 crore nett (Hindi) on Friday. It also collected Rs 1 crore from its Tamil and Telugu versions. The 2-day total collection of the film including Tamil and Telugu is at a huge Rs 81.50 crore nett. Thugs of Hindostan will race past Rs 100 crore in less than 3 days. On its opening day, Thugs shattered all previous opening day box office records in the history of Bollywood and it also became the first ever film to cross the Rs 50 crore nett mark on a single day. The previous record was Rs 40.35 crores of Prem Ratan Dhan Payo if we count outright Hindi films only and Rs 41 crores net if we include box office legend Baahubali - The Conclusion. Thugs of Hindostan is also the highest single day in history ..
                 

Sonu Nigam teams up with Kumar Sanu's daughters

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Sonu Nigam has collaborated with fellow music artiste Kumar Sanu's daughters -- Shannon K, also a singer, and Annabel, a lyricist. Shannon writes her songs with her sister Annabel K under the name 'K sisters'. They have co-written the song "OMT" featuring Sonu as well. "It's a teen love song. It will be released on December 5," Shannon told IANS. Annabel shared that they didn't expect the song to "become big with Mr. Nigam. It's such a pleasure to have him... to make this solo song into a duet. He is an inspiration and someone to look up to," she added. Sonu is also all praise for the sisters. "Shannon is a very talented artiste and both Shannon and Annabel are like one force put together. Shannon is the voice and a musical talent. "Annabel is also one of the huge forces behind this team called Shannon. Annabel writes the lyrics and she manages everything for Shannon," said Sonu, a National Film Award winner. "I just got an award from the legendary Kumar Sanu from his first award c..
                 

Mrunal Thakur: Through Baahubali series I'm living my dream

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Known as Bullbul from the TV show Kumkum Bhagya, actress Mrunal Thakur, who has been roped in to play young Sivagami in Baahubali: Before the Beginning, says that through the Netflix's live-action series she is living her dream. Mrunal will take the place of Ramya Krishnan, who played queen Sivagami in the magnum opus Baahubali: The Beginning and Baahubali: The Conclusion starring Prabhas. The 26-year-old actress said the process of portraying a queen was not easy for her. "The process wasn't easy as well. It was a little difficult but somewhere down the line in my head, I knew I was going to be Sivagami because she is a strong character who rules the entire Mahishmati. "She's got the sense of motherhood but at the same time she has got the sense of what is right and what is wrong. She treats everybody equal no matter who it is. Through this project I'm living my dream," Mrunal said at a session during the See What's Next: Asia event. For Mrunal, matching up to Ramya was challenging...
                 

Bigg Boss 12 November 10 Update: Happy Club, happy no more?

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It's true when said, that strength and growth come only through continuous efforts. Having fought for captaincy, almost every week, Karanvir has now finally got the power in his hands by winning the title of Fizz Captain. The contestants are terrified as the night of elimination returns. Find out who has to leave the #BiggBoss12 house in this #WeekendKaVaar tonight at 9. #BB12 pic.twitter.com/Xnd3kVmzt9 — Bigg Boss (@BiggBoss) November 10, 2018 To everyone's surprise, Bigg Boss, who's never short of adding various twists announced a very difficult task. The four nominated contestants, Somi, Surbhi, Romil & Deepak were given a chance to release their frustration by nominating a contestant who they thought was fit to be in their place for this week's evictions. The nominated contestants had to be dunked in Ice Cold water, cow dung, atta and rotten tomatoes. Srishty, Shivashish, Jasleen & Rohit, much to their dismay, were the so called lucky ones to bathe in the gi..
                 

Katie Price blasts police for leaving her shaken and scared

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Singer Katie Price has blasted North Kent police after she claims she was left feeling "shaken and scared" following a stalking incident. The 40-year-old mother-of-five was shopping in Bluewater when she claims an individual harassed her and took photos of her, reports dailymail.co.uk. She shared a picture of the alleged man on social media, writing: "This person has just harassed me and police did nothing and let him go... What the f**k police are here to help." "Bluewater police enabled this man to harass me, stalk me and take photos of me and not help me I'm scared and shaken up," she further added. A spokesperson for North Kent police told MailOnline: "Kent Police officers on patrol at a shopping centre in Greenhithe on Thursday were stopped by a group of people at around 5.45pm who made an allegation of harassment by a member of the public. "Whilst no criminal offences were identified, officers spoke to all parties involved and a man was given words of advice. "He was subseque..
                 

Vishal Krishna: #MeToo movement has been hijacked by some self-interest

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Tamil film star Vishal Krishna, General Secretary of the South Indian Artistes Association and President of Tamil Film Producers Council, is working relentlessly with his peers to knock down the walls that separate sexual harassment in the different film industries in India. "Whether it is Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam or Kannada cinema, the workplace must be made conducive to actress' safety and comfort. The fear of losing job opportunities must stop. Girls must not succumb to sexual pressures just to get work," said Vishal. Women, he said, must feel safe while working in the entertainment industry. "And I am not just talking about the Tamil industry or the Telugu industry, but all the film industries in India -- be it Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, Kannada, Bhojpuri... All must unite on the issue of providing safety for women on film sets, and off the sets where there is so much exploitation," he said. So would he agree that there is a need to provide protection from sexual explotation? "O..
                 

Aparshakti Khurana: Don't have any complex

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Aparshakti Khurana, who has mostly done supporting roles in films, says he doesn't mind playing second fiddle. Having featured in supporting roles in films like Dangal, Badrinath Ki Dulhaniya, Happy Phirr Bhag Jayegi and Stree, Khurrana insists he does not feel sidelined. "I don't have any complex. When a person works with a mentality that I will overpower another person, then you don't see the teamwork. [In such a case], you can't make a good film. I think it is more important that people appreciate your film rather than your individual performance in it. I have always been a sports person and have a sportsman's spirit." Talking about his upcoming release Badhaai Ho, Khurrana said, "We haven't seen any trailer go viral in such a short time." Also Read: Aparshakti Khurrana To Play Parineeti Chopra's Childhood Friend In Jabariya Jodi 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..
                 

Athiya Shetty: Learning a lot about acting by observing Nawazuddin

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Actor Athiya Shetty says she has been keenly observing her "Motichoor Chaknachoor" co-star Nawazuddin Siddiqui and it has turned out to be an enriching experience for her. The quirky wedding comedy brings together the unusual pairing of Nawazuddin and Athiya for the first time. "I am sharing the screen space with a versatile actor like him (Nawazuddin) for the first time and while shooting I am also learning a great amount of work from all the actors, including Nawaz Sir, who is unbelievable to even observe," Athiya told PTI. The actor, who has featured in films like "Hero" and "Mubarakan", says she is equally happy to be working with female director Debamitra Hasan, for the first time. The team has started shooting in Bhopal and Athiya is enjoying the process. "'Motichoor Chaknachoor' is a genre that I've always wanted to be a part of. It's the type of cinema I enjoy watching as an audience. Though comedy appears to be an easy genre, it's quite a difficult task to make people laugh..
                 

Shweta Tripathi shoots for a masturbation scene in Mirzapur

6 days ago  
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While Kiara Advani's now-famous vibrator sequence in Lust Stories had elicited more than a few laughs, Swara Bhasker had earned the wrath of trolls for filming a masturbation scene in Veere Di Wedding. In a move that shows that Indian entertainment is no longer shying away from depicting women's sexual desires, Shweta Tripathi has shot a masturbation scene in the upcoming web series, Mirzapur. The said sequence marks her opening scene in the action thriller, which also features Pankaj Tripathi, Ali Fazal and Vikrant Massey. A source from the creative team reveals, "The scene has Shweta reading a book in the library. In reality, beneath her textbook is an adult magazine. As she gets turned on by the material, you can hear the voice of Savita Bhabhi play in the background. It is a sensual scene; Shweta went completely by the vision of the director [Gurmmeet Singh] and had no apprehension whatsoever as an artiste." The source adds that the makers have decided to keep the scene under wr..
                 

JK Simmons to star in Veronica Mars revival

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Veteran actor J K Simmons has joined the cast of Hulu's "Veronica Mars" revival. According to the Hollywood Reporter, Simmons will play an ex-con named Clyde Prickett in the series. Clyde served 10 years for racketeering and was the first inmate in Chino to offer protection to Neptune real estate developer Big Dick Casablancas (David Starzyk) when he entered the prison. After getting free Clyde started working as the elder Casablancas' fixer. He is the smarter and more dangerous of the two and has a network of fellow ex-cons he uses to do his dirty work. The eight-episode Hulu series also features Dawnn Lewis, Patton Oswalt, Clifton Collins Jr and Izabela Vidovic. Series veterans Kristen Bell, Enrico Colantoni, Jason Dohring, Percy Daggs III, Francis Capra, Ryan Hansen, Max Greenfield and Daran Norris are all returning. The new season revolves around a series of murders among spring break partiers in Neptune. The family of one victim asks Veronica (Bell) to look into the case, exposi..
                 

Ali Fazal and Pankaj Tripathi's real-life inspiration for Mirzapur

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Ali Fazal did not have to look too far for inspiration to play a gangster in the web series, Mirzapur. He modelled the character on his Lucknow-based street-smart uncle, Rizwan, who lived a wildlife. Co-star Pankaj Tripathi's character of a drug lord is said to be inspired by gangster-turned-politician from Uttar Pradesh. The actor says this is the darkest character he has played so far; it is what the audience will love to hate in Mirzapur, which is set in the hinterlands. Ali Fazal, who has earlier wooed the audience with his boy next door avatars dons a beefed up and muscular look for Mirzapur. Ali who hails from Uttar Pradesh underwent rigorous training for his physical transformation, however, to get into the skin of the character, Ali took a rather unusual inspiration. Talking about the same Ali Fazal shared, "The whole changeover came from Cockfights. I used to go watch cockfights. When you see chicken, have such innocent eyes and suddenly when you see them as people bet on th..
                 

Vir Das to be seen in Netflix's comedy

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Actor-comedian Vir Das, who became the first Indian to have his own Netflix comedy show in 2017, is coming back with another standup comedy show titled "Vir Das LOSING IT" for the same OTT platform. On the show, Das said in a statement: "It's something I have been working on for the last year. The first Netflix special took me accross the world and to brand new audience. "I'm hoping to show them a new side to my comedy in this show. It's going to cover world events, some controversial topics, but also get a whole lot more personal". He also confirmed the news on social media by posting a short video clip in which he can be seen talking about the show. Das' show will be releasing a week prior to the much awaited Netflix special by renowned international TV personality Ellen DeGeneres on December 11. His maiden show on the platform was "Vir Das: Abroad Understanding". Catch up on all the latest entertainment news and gossip here. Also download the new mid-day Android and iOS apps to g..
                 

Sushant Singh proud of Savdhaan India 2 journey

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Actor Sushant Singh is happy and proud that the second season of Savdhaan India, a show which aims to spread awareness and keep people alert, has cross the 100-episode mark. The second season went on air on Star Bharat in July and has been receiving love and appreciation from the audience. Sushant has been hosting the season since the start and has been associated with the show for at least six years. "I am very happy that Savdhaan India has completed its 100 episodes with its second season. I have been associated with the show for more than 6 years now, and it's a matter of great pride for me. I have put in my heart and soul for this show and it is very close to my heart. "I thank all my viewers for making it a success and look forward to their continued love and support for many more episodes to come," Sushant said in a statement. 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 ..
                 

Gaurav Chopra: Feels I've started from scratch as actor for play Devdas

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Actor Gaurav Chopra, who is gearing up for the stage production of Devdas -- a recreation of the eponymous classic novel -- says he almost felt like he was starting from scratch as a performer as the process of acting in theatre is quite indulgent. The story of "Devdas" has been adapted from the novel for the big screen time and again, and performed by icons like Guru Dutt, Dilip Kumar and Shah Rukh Khan. Filmmakers like Anurag Kashyap and Sudhir Mishra also made films like Dev.D and Daasdev. Asked if he got influenced by the film adaptations of the original story and character, Gaurav told IANS here: "It is very easy to get influenced by those iconic actors like Guru Dutt, Dilip Saab, Shah Rukh and when you grow up watching their acting, you tend to somewhere bring that in your performance. "But I would say that the beauty of the script and direction of Saif Hyder Hasan is that, my performance is not influenced by anybody. It feels like in Devdas I started from scratch as an actor"..
                 

Gina Carano joins cast of The Mandalorian

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Actor Gina Carano has come aboard the cast of "Star Wars" TV series "The Mandalorian". The 36-year-old former mixed martial artist joins Pedro Pascal, who is in negotiations to headline the cast, reported Vareity. However, the details of the character that Carano, best known for "Fast and Furious 6" and "Deadpool", will be playing are not known yet. Written by Jon Favreau, the series is set after the fall of the Empire and before the emergence of the First Order. It follows the laborious effort of a lone gunfighter in the outer who reaches of the galaxy far from the authority of the New Republic. Dave Filoni, who has worked on "Star Wars: The Clone Wars" and "Star Wars: Rebels," will direct the first episode of the series. Taika Waititi, Bryce Dallas Howard, Rick Famuyiwa and Deborah Chow will direct other episodes. The series is expected to premiere on the Disney streaming service, Disney+, which is set to be launched in 2019. Disney has another "Star Wars" prequel series in the pip..
                 

Sarah Silverman insecure about her age

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Actress Sarah Silverman, 47, says she is insecure about grappling with her age. Asked what is she insecure about, Silverman said: "You know, it moves around. Like grappling with being the age I am. I've never been this age. And it's the oldest I've ever been. But then I'll go, 'It's the youngest I'll ever be'. That's what I tell myself too," added the actress at the press conference on her forthcoming animated film "Ralph Breaks the Internet". "And then like, how I'm supposed to be. And then I go, however I am. I conversation myself, I'll go see the cellulite on my thighs. I go ugh. And then I go 'I'm strong and my body works. And I love these thighs. These thighs help me stand and walk and move'. So whenever I pass, I live in an apartment building and there's a mirror by the elevators. "When I pass it, I make myself go like this. And it helps," she added. At the moment, she is looking forward to the release of "Ralph Breaks the Internet", sequel to "Wreck-It Ralph". It explores some..
                 

Live happy, live with pride: Big B wishes Aaradhya on birthday

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Amitabh Bachchan, on his granddaughter Aaradhya Bachchan's seventh birthday, penned a heart-warming message saying she should live happy and with pride. "On the eve of the little ones presence in this world .. love and blessings and wishes for all her wishes to come true... Aaradhya Bachchan, the blessings of a daughter in the house. Live long, live happy (and) live with pride," Bachchan wrote. Abhishek too shared a photograph of himself with Aaradhya and Aishwarya on Instagram and said that she is the pride and joy of the family. "Happy birthday little princess! You are the pride and joy of the family. I pray you remain the ever smiling, innocent and loving girl that you are. Love you with all my heart," he captioned the image. Abhishek and Aishwarya got married in 2007. In 2011, the two welcomed their first child -- Aaradhya, who is popularly called as "Beti B" by fans.       View this post on Instagram Happy birthday little princess! You are the pride..
                 

Fantastic Beasts Movie Review - A magical wonder

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Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald U/A: Adventure, Family, FantasyDirector: David YatesCast: Eddie Redmayne, Johnny Depp, Jude LawRating:  Warner Bros and JK Rowling's attempts to capture the Young Adult Market with the Fantastic Beasts adaptation are proving to be nearly as productive a goldmine as their previous collaboration – the Harry Potter series. In this second in the purportedly 5 movie outing for the Fantastic Beasts, magical creature franchise J.K. Rowling gets Magizoologist Newt Scamander(Eddie Redmayne) to join forces with young Albus Dumbledore( Jude Law) to prevent the devious Gellert Grindelwald (Johnny Depp) from raising pure-blood wizards to rule over all non-magical beings. The Potter maniacs will obviously be thrilled with the fairly frequent parleys into Hogwarts with Dumbledore. The first, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them' was a little ponderous with its attempts to fashion a sort of origin story for the series and therefore ..
                 

Mary Poppins Returns to release in India on Jan 4, 2019

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Emily Blunt's Mary Poppins Returns will release in India on January 4 next year. The release date was announced on Friday via a statement. In this all-new original musical and sequel, Mary Poppins is back to help the next generation of the Banks family find the joy missing in their lives following a personal loss. The enigmatic nanny is joined by her friend Jack, played by Lin-Manuel Miranda. Rob Marshall has directed the film from a screenplay by David Magee. The screen story is by Magee, Marshall and John DeLuca based upon the Mary Poppins Stories by PL Travers. "I was incredibly honoured to be approached by Disney about directing a sequel," said director-producer Marshall. "This is a brand new original film musical from top to bottom, which is very rare, and it is a wonderful opportunity to create something specifically for the screen," he added. PL Travers first introduced the world to the no-nonsense nanny in her 1934 children's book Mary Poppins. Mary Poppins Returns also ..
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