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Bigg Boss 14 Day 79 update: Arshi takes on Rubina for speaking in English

8 days ago  
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Bigg Boss is a show that has the power to take on a toll on relationships. Be it between friends or between a couple, the game that Bigg Boss is, has always confronted the contestants with emotional challenges. This time it is Rubina and Abhinav whose relationship is undergoing a crisis. In the current episode, the two are seen arguing about their differences in the Bigg Boss house. Rubina confronts Abhinav and admits that she is having trouble in believing Abhinav. She reminds him that she has always stood by her. However, Abhinav remains obstinate and says that Rubina is getting emotional for no reason. The argument doesn't end on a good note as Abhinav gets up and leaves a weeping Rubina sitting alone on the couch. If this was not enough for Rubina, her current rival on Bigg Boss, Arshi Khan, is not making things any easier for her. Arshi takes on Rubina for speaking in English and yet again chases Rubina all round the house. Arshi is relentless in her attacks against Rubina and w..
                 

Will bring one of the films during Holi, say makers of Sooryavanshi and 83

8 days ago  
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With the new year, come new plans. As we turned the calendar to 2021, the makers of Sooryavanshi and 83 have begun charting the way forward for the two Bollywood biggies, which have been waiting in the wings for a theatrical outing for the past 10 months. The makers are planning to release one of the event movies over the Holi weekend. 83 were to originally release in 2020 summer Shibasish Sarkar, chief executive officer, Reliance Entertainment group, which has bankrolled the films, says, "The situation in the country is improving as is the economy, so the mood is largely positive. A section of people headed to theatres to watch Tenet and Wonder Woman 1984. That was an encouraging sign. So, now, we are looking at bringing one of the films in the third week of March, during Holi. We have yet to decide on the film though." He is hopeful that with the vaccine roll-out around the corner, the situation will further improve. "These are event films that would have made Rs 300 crore under norm..
                 

Piping hot start to Deepika Padukone's big day

9 days ago  
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On Tuesday, Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh were spotted in one of Bandra's quaint by-lanes. It was Dippy's big day as she turned 35. The two stepped into a speciality coffee house in the vicinity, which is also known for its desserts. Singh was seen with a takeaway. Being a Bengaluru girl, Padukone loves to begin her day with filter coffee. She is known to source the best, which has the perfect strength and aroma. Looks like Dippy celebrated her birthday over a piping hot cuppa of her choice. Singh and Padukone stepped out in winter wear and did not forget to wear a face mask. Deepika Padukone on Tuesday also shared a thank you message along with a video chronicling 35 years of her life. She shared a montage on Instagram featuring priceless pictures that captured different milestones achieved by her during the 35 years of her life. The montage captured snaps of the actor from her childhood days to candid shots from her movies, modelling assignments to her marriage with Ranveer Sin..
                 

New beginnings for Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham's Poo aka Malvika Raaj

9 days ago  
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Malvika Raaj unveiled her look in the action thriller Squad, helmed by Nilesh Sahay. Niece of veteran actor Anita Raaj, she played the younger version of Kareena Kapoor Khan's character Poo in Karan Johar's Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham (2001).  Two decades later, she makes an entry in Bollywood as the leading lady of the film Squad, which also marks the debut of Rinzing, son of yesteryear actor Danny Denzongpa. Malvika launched her first look featuring her with a loaded rifle against the backdrop of dense woods, Malvika looks killer in every sense. The actress has come a long way from the adorable and bubble Poo to the young and sexy fighter in her debut film 'Squad'. Playing a sniper in the action thriller, Malvika Raaj has undergone extensive training with arms and weapons to ace her character. Making her debut with Rinzing Denzongpa, Malvika will be seen performing a lot of action as well as some romance in Squad. Keep scrolling to read more news Catch up on all the latest enterta..
                 

Inside Deepika Padukone's birthday party: Ranveer Singh, Alia-Ranbir, Ananya, Anjini attend

9 days ago  
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Actress Deepika Padukone celebrated her 35th birthday on January 5. Her husband-actor Ranveer Singh made sure her birthday was memorable. The couple hosted a grand birthday party at a popular restaurant in the suburbs of Mumbai. The bash was graced by Ranveer and Deepika's close friends including Alia Bhatt, Ranbir Kapoor, Ananya Pandey, Karan Johar and Anjini Dhawan. The birthday girl arrived for her birthday party dressed in a casual-but-stylish black sweatshirt and pants. She completed her attire with a pair of black high heels and tied her hair in a bun. Ranveer twinned with his wifey donning a white shirt, black sweater and denim. Take a look: Alia Bhatt looked chic in her black crop top and pants as she made her way to the party. She wore a matching mask that went perfect with her OOTD. Alia's boyfriend-actor Ranbir Kapoor was also snapped at the party. Ranbir opted for a formal look, donning a white shirt and black pants. Ranbir and Alia have recently returned to Mumbai after ..
                 

Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai: The final goodbye! Here's how Naira falls off the bus

9 days ago  
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The upcoming episodes of Rajan Shahi's Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai will be a little devastating for all Kaira fans. The Goenkas were away to seek blessings from their kuldevi, but while returning their bus meets with an accident and Naira will not return home with them. It's only Kartik and Naira left in the bus, and Naira tells kartik that there is no hope of her to live since the glass can break any moment so he has to let her go. But how can Kartik do that? Is it so easy? They both have an emotional breakdown as this might be the last time they are seeing each other. And then the unexpected happens, as Naira falls off the bus. The upcoming episodes will show how devastated Kartik is after losing Naira and how he will take care of the kids. The upcoming episodes are going to be very upsetting, but don't forget to watch the new episodes to know how Kartik manages without Naira, what will he tell the kids and how he will handle being a single parent. Produced under Rajan Shahi's ban..
                 

Prajakta Koli, Shaheen Bhatt and Shikha Talsania on how to deal with your yearly resolutions

9 days ago  
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'I would often body-shame myself' - Prajakta Koli The league of followers that she has amassed as a video content-creator is testimony of Prajakta Koli's prowess before the camera, a fact that only gained credence with her commendable debut act in Netflix's Mismatched. Koli admits it could be tough to understand why someone as seemingly fit as she is would be apprehensive about her physical appearance. "As far as I am concerned, I would often body-shame myself," says the actor-influencer, adding that inhibitions pertaining to her petite frame, and skin, often got the better of her. Chatting with us over a video call, she pokes fun at the quantity of make-up she would don before appearing before the camera at the onset of her career as a YouTuber. One day, she was too lazy to wear any. "The amount of comments that I got from my followers caught me off-guard. People wrote to me stating that it was nice to see me shoot a video that way." For Koli, mending her relationship with herself was..
                 

Rhea Chakraborty should get a fair trial: Rumi Jaffery

9 days ago  
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Optimistic about the new year, director Rumi Jaffery is looking forward to the release of Chehre. The Amitabh Bachchan and Emraan Hashmi-led thriller will see Rhea Chakraborty return to the big screen after a tumultuous 2020. Following a probe by the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB), the actor was arrested in September 2020 on drug-related charges in the Sushant Singh Rajput case and was granted bail in October, after she spent 28 days in Byculla Jail. The director, who recently met Chakraborty, believes the worst is behind her. "I am confident she will get through this phase. Everybody around will advise you to be brave, but only the one going through [the ordeal] knows how difficult it is. Time is the best healer; with time, she will be fine. She is a talented artiste and will be ready to bounce back," he says. The mystery thriller is fronted by Amitabh Bachchan and Emraan Hashmi In the months following Rajput's death in June 2020, Chakraborty was accused of abetment to suicide and em..
                 

See photos: TV actors organize an entertaining Awards Night on Bigg Boss 14

10 days ago  
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The new year is calls for celebrations and this time, the housemates get to meet the most popular artists from the COLORS Family. The actors will grace the occasion and add their own special dose of fun and masti to elevate the levels of entertainment. The first to enter the house is the dashing duo from Naagin 5, Surbhi Chandana (Bani Sharma) and Sharad Malhotra (Veer). The two first dance to an entertaining track and proceed to announce a most hilarious Award Night – The Sharmnaak Awards! The first award is the Nazdeekiyan Award for those housemates who always tend to get a bit too close for comfort. The nominees' are Eijaz Khan, Vikas Gupta and Arshi Khan! The next up is the Aansu Ki Tanki Awards which have Rakhi Sawant, Jasmin Bhasin, and yet Agin Vikas Gupta! Next, the very cute Aura Bhatnagar aka Bondita from Barrister Babu and Priyal Mahajan enter dancing to the tunes of Radha! The two are joined by their co-stars Amar Upadhyay aka Virender Pratap Singh and Pravisht Mis..
                 

Abhishek Banerjee on Bhediya: Amar bhai always saw the actor in me

10 days ago  
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From his spine-chilling act as Hathoda Tyagi in Paatal Lok to his moving performance in Unpaused, Abhishek Banerjee had a brilliant run in 2020. Now, the casting director-turned-actor is set to reunite with Bala (2019) director Amar Kaushik for his horror satire, tentatively titled Bhediya. The project, fronted by Varun Dhawan and Kriti Sanon, is expected to go on floors next month. Amar Kaushik "I knew Amar bhai when he was an associate director, and I, a casting associate. We met on the sets of No One Killed Jessica [2011]," recounts Banerjee, thrilled to team up with the filmmaker for the third time. It was, after all, in Kaushik's Stree (2018) that Banerjee caught everyone's attention with "Vicky, please" — a dialogue that spawned numerous memes and jokes. "He always saw the actor in me. In fact, he would always ask me, 'Tu yeh role kyun nahin kar leta?' I used to tell him that I will act when the time is right. Then, he offered me a scene in Go Goa Gone [2013], promising me ..
                 

Bigg Boss 14 Weekend Ka Vaar: Salman Khan loses his cool; calls out Jasmin Bhasin and Nikki Tamboli

11 days ago  
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With the Weekend Ka Vaar episodes, the contestants are always on the edge to get feedback from host Salman Khan. Salman ensures that the housemates realise just how far they have gone and correct their attitude with his useful advice. This time, it is Jasmin Bhasin and Nikki Tamboli who are at the receiving end of Salman Khan's comments. In the previous episode, Jasmin Bhasin insulted Rakhi Sawant and spoke rudely about her looks. Jasmin, very casually commented on Rakhi's looks, and the two got into a heated argument. While Jasmin and Rakhi have always had a prickly relationship, this time it seems like Jasmin went a bit too far. Her ally in this whole effort was Nikki Tamboli. Rakhi and Nikki, also, have not shared the best relationship so far in the show. When they recently had an argument, Nikki commented about Rakhi's hygiene and was rather crude in her observations. When Salman Khan took the stage, he made sure that he set things right. Salman called out Jasmin Bhasin for her ..
                 

Vidya Malavade: Did not abandon my dream to act

12 days ago  
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After a spate of ineffective movies, Vidya Malavade of Chak De! India (2007) fame had written off her Bollywood career. "I wanted to stay away as nothing excited me. Now, the scenario has changed. There are more meaningful opportunities for actors," says the actor who branched into digital entertainment with Vivek Oberoi's The Family. The boom in the OTT space has given Malavade a new lease of life as an actor. As she puts it, "I may have been absent from the scene, but I did not abandon my dream—acting. I honed my craft; attended workshops, while yoga instilled patience. It made me see the light at the end of every rejection and disappointment." Rannvijay Singha and Vidya Malavade in Mismatched Also Read: Is Vidya Malavade all set to go back to college? Malavade was recently seen in ALTBalaji's, Who's Your Daddy 2 wherein she played a loud, Punjabi spa owner. "She is a funky, fun, and loudmouth character, something I had not done before," added the actor, who was a last-min..
                 

Diljit Dosanjh in Ali Abbas Zafar's film on the '84 anti-Sikh riot?

13 days ago  
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Diljit Dosanjh has been painting his social media feed red with heartening pictures of his upcoming Punjabi film, Jodi, his debut production which apparently tells the tale of a duo in love. However, a spate of dramedies behind him, the actor is likely to take on a sombre avatar for his next, Ali Abbas Zafar's film on the '84 anti-Sikh riots. Ali Abbas Zafar A source tells mid-day that Zafar will serve as a creator on the project that rolls in Film City. "Since it is a period drama and set in the 80's, several details had to be incorporated while creating the set, which includes a chawl, and a two-storied building. They plan to roll by January 9," says the source, adding that the subject has been dear to Zafar, who had been toying with the idea for long. "He was keen to kick-start the year with this film, and has been personally looking into the set-designing." Zafar is also expected to commence work on his superhero film that is being headlined by Katrina Kaif. Meanwhile, Dosanjh, who..
                 

2021 - Looking ahead: What's on the tube?

14 days ago  
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RudrakaalOn: Star PlusBhanu Uday gets back into cop gear as DCP Ranjan Chittoda, who is brought in to investigate the murder of his former mentor. The conspiracy he stumbles upon and the chaos that ensues make up the rest of the story. The daily soap also features Dipannita Sharma, Rajit Kapoor, Rucha Inamdar, and Swanand Kirkire. Indian Pro Music LeagueOn: ZeeTV While the world of sports has seen several league competitions, this is the first-of-its-kind league for music. Six teams owned by Shraddha Kapoor, Govinda along with wife Sunita, Rajkummar Rao, and Riteish Deshmukh, representing different regions of India, will battle it out against each other in a musical championship. Teri Laadli MainOn: Star Bharat Teri Laadli Main traces the emotional journey of hearing- and speech-impaired Bitti, who strives hard so that some day her father might show her the same affection he shows her brother. Marathi actor Mayuri Kapadane plays the central character. Keep scrolling to read more..
                 

Bigg Boss 14 Day 73 Update: It's Jasmin vs Rakhi; Arshi accuses Rahul of being fake

16 days ago  
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With the nominations shocker that all the housemates have received, the mood inside the Bigg Boss 14 House is quite tense. Anything can trigger a showdown and that's what happens when Arshi comments on Rahul Vaidya. Arshi accuses Rahul of being a fake person because he left the show midway. Rahul tries to ignore her, but with Arshi's relentless comments against him, he enters into a war of words with her. He says she's just an empty vessel. This, Arshi takes as body-shaming, and complains to Bigg Boss about the same. Rakhi Sawant is next to shake things up inside the Bigg Boss House. For a spilt coffee, Rakhi starts to lob curses at the person who spilled the coffee. When Aly along with Rubina and Abhinav and other housemates tell her to not talk in this manner, Rakhi gets even more hyper and angry. Aly gets increasingly frustrated by the way Rakhi talks. Eventually, it is Jasmin who clashes with Rakhi. The two are not ready to back down and enter into a major shouting match. Ja..
                 

Roadies Revolution: Prince Narula loses his calm; Nikhil and Neha engage in a war of words

19 days ago  
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As the Roadies Revolution journey gets rockier by the day, the newly made permanent teammates are finally making peace internally and elevating their bonds to spruce up the game. As they pace their way up to the semi-final, the contestants and the leaders are playing safe to stay in the game. While we saw Apoorva and Nisha's exit from the show last week, this week, Rannvijay hits back at the contestants again with a surprise vote out post a survival task. The survival task of the week will be called– 'Dum Laga Ke Charades' in the typical Roadies style. Two teams will have to compete against each other and hence alliances will be formed. Neha will be seen pitching to his buddy Prince now that he is back to form an alliance. This week, the audience will also see Neha and Prince vs Nikhil and Varun. Both Varun and Prince have lost one member from their teams each but are standing strong with 2 teammates. Will this week make their teams even weaker or will put Neha or Nikhil's teams..
                 

Bigg Boss 14 Day 69 Update: Nikki confesses that she likes Aly; Aly and Abhinav clash

23 days ago  
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Bigg Boss is a show that is never bereft of drama, be it love or hate. This time, it is Nikki Tamboli who seems to be smitten by Aly Goni. In the current episode, Nikki is seen confessing her feelings to Rakhi. While Rakhi, just like everyone else, thinks Aly and Jasmin are romantically involved with each other, Nikki says they aren't. She says it is not official between Aly and Jasmin, and that she would confess she likes him if he were ever to ask her. Rakhi eggs her on and says that she definitely needs to say what she feels and follow her heart. Next, we see something quite unexpected. Aly and Abhinav, who seem to be thick friends, suddenly have a clash when it comes to Rahul Vaidya. Aly says that Rahul has always supported him and that he wants to see him as the Captain. Abhinav strongly disagrees and says that under no condition will he let Aly support Rahul. He also reminds Aly that he has supported him in the past, and this is no way to repay him for all his help. Rubina and J..
                 

Bigg Boss 14 Weekend Ka Vaar: When Salman Khan gave contestants 'Tameez Ka Dose'

25 days ago  
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It's that time in the Bigg Boss 14 house when host Salman Khan takes charge and sets things right. Salman starts off the episode by telling the contestants that they are not behaving well and being rather 'badtameez'. He says that it's now time to give them a 'Tameez Ka Dose'. The housemates can fill a syringe and give the Tameez Ka Dose to those whom they feel need it most. First up is Rubina who feels that Arshi Khan deserves the dose for spoiling the mood in the house. While Arshi walks away, Salman asks Rubina to chase her and deliver the much-needed Tameez ka Dose. Rubina also gives the same dose to Rakhi for using offensive language. Next, Rahul Mahajan also says that Arshi and Rakhi deserve that dose. Rakhi is hurt by Rahul's action as she feels he is a friend. Eijaz and Abhinav also choose Arshi and Rakhi as recipients of the dose. Aly, too, thinks that Rakhi deserves the dose and needs to clean up her act. Kashmera gives the dose to Nikki because she feels Nikki is rude to h..
                 

Kumkum Bhagya cast's hilarious onset antics will leave you in splits

27 days ago  
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Zee TV's popular fiction show, Kumkum Bhagya has been an audience favourite courtesy its intriguing plot and the authentic portrayal of relatable characters like Abhi (Shabbir Ahluwalia), Pragya (Sriti Jha), Rhea (Pooja Banerjee), Ranbir (Krishna Kaul), Prachi (Mugdha Chapekar), Aliya (Reyhnaa Pandit), Meera (Ashlesha Sawant) and Aryan (Zeeshan Khan). Post lockdown, the show returned with fresh twists, giving the audience something exciting to look forward to. In fact, the show saw several new entries as well, which has created a lot of drama, especially in Ranbir, Prachi and Pragya's life. While the ongoing pandemic may have dampened the vibrant spirits of us all, the Kumkum Bhagya cast being as close knit as it is, sure knows how to have fun. The cast of the show are like an extended family to each other and they never fail to make people on the set laugh with their hilarious onset antics. Recently Reyhnaa Pandit, Krishna Kaul, Ashlesha Sawant and Zeeshan Khan recreated Yashraj Mukh..
                 

Guddan Tumse Na Ho Payega: Maera Mishra finds a mother figure on the sets

29 days ago  
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Zee TV's popular fiction show, Guddan Tumse Na Ho Payega, has received immense love from the audience courtesy its unique and intriguing storyline. Following a 20-year leap that showcased the ups and downs in Choti Guddan's (Kanika Mann) life, the show has once again brought in a rather captivating twist to its narrative. Choti's mother aka the original Guddan (Kanika Mann), who was seen facing a tragic death with Akshat, once again returned to protect her daughter from Pushpa (Anahita Jahanbaksh) and Nia's (Maera Mishra) evil intentions. The latter two have been plotting various strategies to get Choti Guddan out of their way. As close as Nia and Pushpa are seen on-screen, Maera and Anahita too share a rather affectionate bond off-screen. They have been extremely close to each other since Maera joined the cast and crew of the show. In fact, very recently when a homesick Maera began missing her mother, it was Anahita who stepped into comfort and console her. A still from Guddan Tu..
                 

Bigg Boss 14 Day 63 update: Rubina and Arshi have an epic showdown

29 days ago  
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Bigg Boss is a show where there is never a dull or a quiet moment! The second round in the BB Duck Park has begun. The competitors this time are Aly, Eijaz, Manu and Abhinav who will each aim to collect as much duck food as they can to progress towards the next round. Before that action can even start, there is another, different kind of action that is unleashed. In a jovial way, Rubina comments that there are five instead of four ducks in the BB Duck Park! Everyone bursts out laughing on this comment. Arshi feels that Rubina is making fun of her and starts to argue with Rubina. This leaves Rubina amused. She accuses Arshi of just imagining insults as that was not meant for her. Arshi does not agree with it and continues to accuse Rubina who in turn says that there were many people present and the comment could be for any one of them. Arshi refuses to believe that and warns Rubina to never mess with her again. On hearing this, Rubina still feigns amusement and instead of getting ang..
                 

Bigg Boss 14 Day 62 update: Captaincy task leads to a fight between Nikki, Arshi, Rakhi and Kashmera

one month ago  
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There is always some action on the verge of breaking out in the Bigg Boss house. Just as things seem like they are about to settle, Bigg Boss unleashes a storm of entertainment and drama and the contestants are inspired to battle it out and prove themselves. In the current episode, Bigg Boss announces the Captaincy Task wherein the housemates have to play the BB Duck Park. The contestants are divided into batches of 3 to play the task. The first batch consists of Arshi, Rakhi, Kashmera and Nikki while Rubina is the Sanchalak. On Bigg Boss’s signal, the contestants, dressed in big duck suit have to pick up the food from the ground. Arshi, Kashmera and Rakhi all three make a group and decide that they will not let Nikki win the task. On the other hand, it is Manu who is seen supporting Nikki as Sanchalak Rubina is also seen telling her to not get disqualified in the first round itself. Soon as the task starts, Nikki is surrounded by Kashmera and Arshi while Rakhi picks up the f..
                 

Bigg Boss 14 Day 61 Update: Rubina, Aly, Jasmin target Eijaz Khan; Nikki nominates Kashmera for eviction

one month ago  
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The dreaded nominations have started on Bigg Boss and the housemates' old and new rivalries have come to the fore! In a democratic manner, Bigg Boss asks the housemates gathered around the sofa to mark their fellow contestants with a Rejection stamp who they feel deserve to be nominated for eviction. Rubina is the first one who choses to mark Eijaz for nomination. Aly also stamps Eijaz, so does Jasmin. Abhinav is not far behind and choses Eijaz to be nominated for eviction. Eijaz and him lock horns and have an argument about the way Eijaz feels about other housemates on the show. Nikki, on the other hand, marks Kashmera as her choice on the heels of an epic fight the duo have had. Possibly among the fieriest personalities on the show Nikki and Kashmera final come head-to-head and have a huge showdown. Either one refuses to back down as Manu and other housemates intervene and try to calm the duo down. Will Eijaz be the contestant who will nominated for eviction? How will Kashmera and..
                 

Telly Tattle: Aniruddh Dave seen in a saree; Abhinandan Jindal is back

one month ago  
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In female garb Aniruddh Dave is seen wrapped up in six yards on Lockdown Ki Love Story. His character, Raghav Jaiswal, is disguised as a woman to provide a twist in the tale. "I am enjoying the experience. As an actor, we have to take on several personas and give everything to the role," says Dave, who will also be seen in the Akshay Kumar-starrer Bell Bottom. Now, he also realises why female co-actors take time to get ready. "Draping the saree, wearing jewellery and applying makeup does take time," he says. Back on set Abhinandan Jindal will be back as Aarav on Guddan Tumse Na Ho Payega. In September, he was roped in to play the protective brother of Guddan (Kanika Mann), but after a month, a change in storyline made him go missing from the scene. "During the break, I worked on my physique and gained some muscle," says Jindal, who was earlier seen in Krishna Chali London. Also read: Telly Tattle: Yesha Rughani Is Back; Avinash Mishra Has Found Something New Keep scrolling to rea..
                 

Bigg Boss 14: Eijaz Khan adorably confesses all the qualities he admires about Pavitra Punia

one month ago  
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While to rest of the Bigg Boss house, Eijaz Khan might come off as headstrong and individualistic contestant, when it comes to his bond with Pavitra Punia, the tenacious player is a changed man. In an adorable Bigg Boss 14 Extra Masala clip on Voot, Eijaz professes all the reasons why his connection with Pavitra is so special, including why he can never stay angry with her. In an intimate conversation with challenger Kashmera Shah, Eijaz disclosed, "The quality that I liked about Pavitra was her tomboyish nature. I was in awe with the way she used to take a stand about herself, even if that meant abusing someone. During our conversations, she revealed a lot of things about her family. I said that I wanted her to meet my father. I guess she got scared after that. She said that we all are here to play the game. And you should not be distracted, and neither should she". Eijaz and Karisma in a still from Bigg Boss 14 He further added, "The anger between us was lost after that conversation...
                 

Anupamaa Update: Will Vanraj realise that he made a mistake by hurting Anupamaa?

9 days ago  
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The memory of Vanraj and Kavya getting intimate in her bedroom is still fresh for Anupamaa, and on top of that the way he insulted her and said that she is not good enough for him makes it worse. But the way Kavya humiliated Vanraj, and asked him to leave her home is also very new for him. And this thought is disturbing him so much that he doesn't even want to see Kavya or talk to her. When Vanraj wakes up in the hospital, he sees Anupamaa sleeping on the sofa and calls her name, and asks her how she came there. Kavya sees this from outside the room, but the hospital management asks her to leave. Later, during visiting hours, she comes inside and hugs him, and Vanraj looks quite uncomfortable with her presence. He could see the visuals of her yelling at him and insulting him. When the doctor says that they can take Vanraj home, Kavya immediately says that he lives with her and she will take him along. Baa and Kavya both have an argument over this when Vanraj intervenes and says that h..
                 

Kaagaz: Pankaj Tripathi shares a common link between him and his character

9 days ago  
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Pankaj Tripathi is all set to wow the audience with yet another blazing performance as Lal Bihari in ZEE5's upcoming film Kaagaz. The trailer of the film has been received extremely well with fans and critics all expressing their excitement to see Pankaj play the lead role for the first time ever. Coming from a northern state himself, Pankaj has a close connection with his character Lal Bihari in the film. Shedding more light on it, Pankaj shares, "I liked the story during the narrations only as this story is about a common man and being a resident of a similar native." He further adds, "The challenges and problems related to properties in my native were very similar and is also showcased in Kaagaz." Kaagaz is a Satish Kaushik directorial produced by Salman Khan films and Satish Kaushik Productions. The film stars Pankaj Tripathi in the lead along with Monal Gujjar And Amar Upadhyay. Kaagaz is all set to release on the 7th of January 2021. Also Read: Pankaj Tripathi: Abusing On A..
                 

Bhumi Pednekar and Rajkummar Rao's Badhaai Do goes on floors

10 days ago  
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Badhaai Do starring Bhumi Pednekar and Rajkummar Rao is one of the most-anticipated films releasing this year. The first part, Badhaai Ho, won the National award for Best Film and featured Ayushmann Khurrana and Sanya Malhotra. Junglee Pictures announced Badhaai Do last year, which created a wave of excitement. Badhaai Do brings together the fresh jodi of Rajkummar Rao and Bhumi Pednekar, seen in all new avatars. Bhumi and Rajkummar shared a picture of the clapboard on their social media, adding up to the excitement of their fans. While Rajkummar will be seen portraying the role of a Delhi cop in a mahila thana, Bhumi plays the role of a school PT teacher. Junglee Pictures took to their social media and shared, "Director aur unke DO anmol ratna for #BadhaaiDo Kicking off the shoot for #BadhaaiDo! @rajkummar_rao @bhumipednekar #HarshavardhanKulkarni #AkshatGhildial @sumadhikary" As the film goes on floors today, the makers have planned an extensive shoot schedule in Uttarakhand. The ca..
                 

Deepika Singh: I love animals and it is sad to see them suffer from no food

10 days ago  
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Loving them dearly Diya Aur Baati Hum actor Deepika Singh has always been an animal lover. During the lockdown, the actor took it on herself to feed strays. "I love animals and it is sad to see them suffer from no food. I feed them out of love, and I urge whoever can manage, to do their bit," says the actor. Anupamaa donates blood for Vanraj, saves his life The audience will get to see a major twist in Rajan Shahi's popular show Anupamaa. In the current episode, Baa can seem to blame Kavya for creating a scene at Paritosh's wedding and upsetting Vanraj and asks her to leave, but Anupamaa requests Baa to let her stay as she is her son's love. Meanwhile, the doctor, who had earlier thought that Vanraj has not suffered any internal injury, informs the family that the scans show otherwise, and they are in need of O+ blood urgently. Anupamaa, produced by Rajan Shahi and his mother Deepa Shahi under their banner Shahi Productions Pvt Ltd, airs on Star Plus. It features Rupali Ganguly, Sudhan..
                 

Manoj Muntashir on making Lankesh larger than life in Adipurush

10 days ago  
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Adapting the Indian epic, Ramayana, for the big screen is no mean feat. Aware of the responsibility that rests on their shoulders, Prabhas, Saif Ali Khan and Kriti Sanon have begun workshops before Adipurush rolls on January 19 at a Mumbai studio. If Prabhas will essay the role of Lord Ram, he will find a worthy opponent in Khan's Lankesh in director Om Raut's magnum opus. Considering tales of Ravana's might and supernatural powers precede him, Khan's character has been developed as intimidating and fearsome. "In Adipurush, Lankesh — another name for Ravana — will be seen as a towering personality. Saif's height will be enhanced to eight or nine feet, using special effects, to depict his larger-than-life persona. The actor will sport a thick moustache, long hair and a muscular build," says a source. His physical prowess aside, Ravana was known to be a scholar, sharp statesman and a devout follower of Lord Shiva. Manoj Muntashir Also Read: Revisiting history: After 'cri..
                 

French DOP Tetsuo Nagata roped in for Kangana Ranaut starrer Dhaakad

11 days ago  
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Kangana Ranaut who returned to Mumbai a few days ahead of ringing in 2021, prepared a special brunch for her family members and the team of her upcoming movie Dhaakad. The actress had shared the inside pictures and videos on her handle. We also spotted legendary international cinematographer Tetsuo Nagata along with the actress Kangana Ranaut, director Razneesh and Arjun Rampal. The entry of international cinematographers into Indian cinema is certainly enriching the visual quality of our films. Tetsuo Nagatais a France based DOP, the acclaimed winner at the César Award for Best Cinematography. For #Dhaakad we have legendary french director of photography Tetsuo Nagata , his academy award winning work like La Vie en Rose has been an inspiration for whole world. Along with highly acclaimed international action crew @RazyGhai hoping to make world class spy triller 🙏 pic.twitter.com/zSA0wBSMck — Kangana Ranaut (@KanganaTeam) January 4, 2021 Also Read: Kangana Ranaut..
                 

Tahir Bhasin: Progression has come hard earned

12 days ago  
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The months between March and September felt never-ending," says Tahir Raj Bhasin as we catch-up for a chat. For the last few weeks, the actor has been shooting Looop Lapeta at Madh Island, post which the crew will move to Goa later this month. He says he utilised the lockdown time for self-reflection. "I took the time to pause and appreciate how far life has come. To merely step out of those Zoom windows and be on a set full of human contact is invigorating." The year 2019 saw Bhasin shine in Nitesh Tiwari's Chhichhore, a film that created wonders at the box office and earned rave reviews. He would've kicked off 2020 with Kabir Khan's 83 if the pandemic had not played spoilsport. However, he now owns the leading man's space in the Taapsee Pannu-starrer—Looop Lapeta—a remake of German hit film Run Lola Run. "I started 2020 brimming with hope. The silver lining is that March feels pushed to October. As an actor, I play every part with a single-minded focus. My design to work ..
                 

Amitabh Bachchan goes party hopping in city

13 days ago  
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Soon after he wraps up duties as host of the celebrated reality show Kaun Banega Crorepati, Amitabh Bachchan will hop across the studios of Film City to join Ajay Devgn for his directorial venture, MayDay. mid-day has it that the actor will begin filming for Devgn's movie, that apparently sees the latter as a pilot. A source says, "Amitabh Bachchan has been shooting for KBC, and will also shoot for MayDay at the same venue. A set is being created, and the veteran is expected to join the cast by the third week of January for a leg that is expected to run till the second week of February." Devgn has been shooting a few high-octane flight sequences in Hyderabad since 25 days, and has reportedly asked his team to prepare for the Mumbai leg ahead of his return to the city on January 15. The unit is creating a set in a confined space so that Devgn can direct Bachchan while maintaining social distancing protocols. This marks the duo's first collaboration in seven years after the actors have ..
                 

Bigg Boss 14 Day 74 Update: Rakhi Sawant as Julie creates havoc inside the house

15 days ago  
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Ever since Rakhi has allegedly been possessed by a 200-year-old spirit, housemates and viewers alike have witnessed a whole lot of drama in the Bigg Boss house! From scaring Eijaz to shouting at Rahul Mahajan, Rakhi aka Julie has had the house both in splits and in fear. This time, however, she takes things to the next level! Bigg Boss conducts a very special, spooky Captaincy task for the housemates. In the task, Rahul Mahajan poses as the Zamindar while Rakhi Sawant poses near the fountain as the spirit of his dead wife whom he has killed. The housemates are the guests in Rahul Mahajan's house where his new wife is Jasmin! As aatma, Rakhi needs to be ignored by the contestants. Whichever contestant acknowledges her will be out of the race for Captain! In each round, whenever Bigg Boss will sound the siren, Rakhi can enter the house and take her badla on both Rahul Mahajan and the housemates! Rakhi starts the task by posing as if she has been possessed by the spirit of Julie. As Jul..
                 

Here's why Neha Kakkar and Vishal Dadlani got teary-eyed on the sets of Indian Idol 12

17 days ago  
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Music is considered one of the best ways to express yourself and through it many emotions are depicted. Sony Entertainment Television's Indian idol 2020 has made sure to make everyone from the judges to viewers to fall for music all over again. The top 15 are leaving no stone unturned to make the viewers impress with their soulful voices. In this weekend's episode the splendid performance of Pawandeep and Sawai on the song Oopar Khuda made everyone awe struck. Their soul touching performance made Neha and Vishal teary eyes. Both could not control tears during their mesmerizing performance. Even Himesh could not stop gushing about their performance. Neha mentioned till now people's emotional story used to make me cry but this is the first time the way you guys sang and the ambience you both created made me emotional and I couldn't control my tears. Neha stood on the table and gave them a standing ovation. Both of them were seen doing a cultural swap as well. Pawandeep was seen wearin..
                 

Abhi toh party shuru hui hai! Salman Khan kicks off his birthday celebrations on the set of Bigg Boss 14

21 days ago  
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Salman Khan kicks off his birthday celebrations on the set of Bigg Boss 14 today with the necessary safety precautions in place. On Sunday, the superstar turns 55. He will be shooting for the weekend episodes this evening at Film City. Jacqueline Fernandez, Raveena Tandon, Shehnaaz Gill Special guests Jacqueline Fernandez, Raveena Tandon Thadani, Shehnaz Gill and choreographer Dharmesh Yelande will make it special for the star host. From dance performances, games, to a party -- the guests will make Salman's birthday extremely special. Some crazy dance moves and grooves by the king of style Dharmesh will elevate the oomph factor in the celebration. To add to the surprises, Shehnaaz will join Salman to recreate her iconic "Twada KuttaTommy" viral meme. Shehnaaz will also counsel the current contestants. Raveena and Jacqueline have surprises in store for fans. Talking about Salman's birthday bash this year, Salman may not take off for his farmhouse in Panvel with his family and his f..
                 

Bigg Boss 14 Update day 64: Contestants come out all guns blazing in Bigg Boss Evictions

24 days ago  
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That dreaded time when contestants nominate each other for eviction is here and each and every housemate is at the edge of their seat. No one wants to leave the house and every contestant is playing their A-Game. This time, Bigg Boss gives a very novel way for the contestants to nominate each other. He gives them a fiery paint gun with which they can nominate the candidate they feel does not deserve to be in the house. The first one to fire is Rahul Vaidya who goes after the couple Rubina and Abhinav. While he feels that Abhinav does not deserve to be in the house as he is boring, he also fires at Rubina for being very authoritative and rude. Abhinav in turn, fires at Rahul Vaidya and Arshi Khan. He says his reason for firing Arshi is her conduct towards Vikas Gupta. Arshi, too, chooses to target Abhinav and tells him to not use Vikas Gupta’s name to gain sympathy. Bigg Boss changes the game completely as Vikas Gupta re-enters the house like a boss. Arshi, of all people, is sho..
                 

Bigg Boss 14 Weekend Ka Vaar: Housemates witness a very painful yet hilarious waxing session

25 days ago  
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The most awaited episodes of the week, Weekend Ka Vaar never fails to disappoint! This time, the master host Salman Khan has a very unique, fun yet painful task for the housemates. The men in the house have to sit on the chair and face some tough questions. If the housemates say yes for a particular question, the contestant it is attributed to is waxed! First up is Rahul Mahajan, and the question he faces is whether he likes Nikki more than Rakhi. The house answers yes, and Rakhi rips out the waxing strip on Rahul's arms. Eijaz is next, who has Rubina rip a healthy amount of hair in the most painful fashion. Rubina is relentless in this task, as she very slowly rips out a chunk of hair out her hubby Abhinav's arm. Even host Salman winces at Abhinav's pain! Next is Aly, as Salman asks the housemates whether Aly loves Jasmin! The housemates say a loud and resounding yes as Aly bids a painful goodbye to a considerable bunch of hair from his arm! Next is a call from the junta where a fan..
                 

Zee Rishtey Awards 2020: Ankita Lokhande pays tribute to Sushant Singh Rajput, says 'Amar Rishta hai humara'

27 days ago  
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Zee TV has been entertaining its viewers, bringing them memorable stories and relatable characters over the past 28 years. With 2020 being particularly challenging with the COVID-19 pandemic, Zee TV has been trying to spread cheer and joy all through lockdown and with fresh content ever since production resumed in July. Now, it's that time of the year again when the channel acknowledges the contributions of innumerable actors, directors, producers, creative teams, technicians who have been working relentlessly to bring you all your favourite daily primetime shows with the celebration of 'Zee Rishtey Awards'. We all know due to the pandemic, festivities and celebrations had to be kept low-key this year, but Zee TV is here to give its audiences the best of entertainment at one go wherein 'India Ek Raat Mein Poora Saal Manayega'. With a hearty attempt to unlock happiness with Zee Ki Khushiyon Ki Chabee, the channel brings to you the biggest event of the year, the Zee Rishtey Awards 2020, ..
                 

Pratigya actor Sana Amin Sheikh makes her short film debut with One Night Stand

29 days ago  
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Television actor Sana Amin Sheikh (Gustakh Dil, Million Dollar Girl, Krishnadasi) and writer-director Shivankar Arora go back a long way. The two have worked together in Mann Kee Awaaz — Pratigya. Now, Sara has made her short film debut with Shivankar's directorial venture, One Night Stand, which is being screened on his as well as his sister Shipra Arora's YouTube channel, Content Ka Keeda. The film also stars Sushant Mohindru, who was seen in Naamkarann. Says Sheikh, "Shivankar is a chilled out guy. I worked with him when he was a DOP in Mann Kee Awaaz — Pratigya and he was assisting in direction and photography. Those days, we were just starting off and now, to see him as an independent director is a great feeling. Shipra is one hell of a talented girl; she writes for daily soaps and thinks out-of-the-box. Now that she has created the YouTube channel, Content Ka Keeda, along with Shivankar, proves that she is open to experimenting. Their channel's name is so funky, it sa..
                 

Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah: Empty pizza box lands Taarak in soup; Jethaalal comes to rescue

29 days ago  
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The upcoming episode of Neela Film Productions Private Limited's Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah (TMKOC) will see Anjali extremely upset over Taarak Mehtta lying to her about the pizza. In her mind, not only has her husband eaten a pizza behind her back but now he is also denying it. She could've forgiven him over having the pizza but his staunch denial of having eaten it makes her even more upset. Seeing this, Bhide, Jethaalal, and others step out to find out what may have gone wrong between Anjali & Taarak Mehtta. On learning what has transpired, Bhide sides with Anjali and concludes there is no other explanation for the empty box of pizza but Taarak Mehtta having ordered for it and consumed it. Jethaalal, who is Taarak Mehtta's best friend, tries to defend him by cooking up a story about the presence of a ghost that may have had the pizza to satisfy its unfulfilled wish. Taarak Mehtta has come under severe flak by everyone in Gokuldhaam Society. Now everyone has gathered around..
                 

When Himesh Reshammiya replaced Vishal Dadlani's pizza with his healthy pizza

one month ago  
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The musical season is back with Indian Idol 2020. The makers promise to make your weekend more melodic, now on, as the Top 15 contestants would be performing at the Grand Premiere episode. In the upcoming episode, the audience will get to see how Vishal Dadlani's special treat for Shanmukha Priya was replaced by Himesh Reshammiya by his healthy treat. Shanmukha Priya's rocking performance on the song Humma Humma made all the judges groove to her tune. Post her performance Vishal decided he would make Shanmukha Priya taste pizza as she has never tasted it. While he had already ordered a pizza, Himesh Reshammiya decided to replace the pizza with his healthy version, which had neem, karela and jadiboothi as the toppings. Himesh specially brought this customized pizza from his home. Shanmukha Priya's first pizza would always be remembered by her as it had very special toppings and she tasted it on the stage of Indian idol 2020. Seems like, Himesh Reshammiya's motto, this season, is to mak..
                 

Hamari Wali Good News: Here's what Manish Goel has to say on working with Juhi Parmar

one month ago  
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Zee TV recently presented a heart-warming story that captures the essence of the ever-evolving dynamics of the saas-bahu relationship in Indian society. Titled Hamariwali Good News, it showcases a unique role reversal between the daughter-in-law Navya (Srishti Jain) and her mother-in-law Renuka (Juhi Parmar) to give their family the much awaited 'Good News.' Versatile actress Juhi Parmar plays the role of Renuka in the show, who is the mother-in-law and the lifeline of the Tiwari family. Shakti Anand, on the other hand, is seen essaying the pivotal character of Mukund, who is Renuka's husband and Navya's father-in-law. A grocery shop owner, known for being a miser, he follows the motto of, 'Jaisa chal raha hai badiya hai, what is the need for change?' Recently, Hamariwali Good News saw the explosive entry of Manish Goel as Dr. Raghav. His past equation with Renuka took the Tiwaris by storm, leaving both Renuka and Mukund at loggerheads. While the drama hit peak in Hamariwali Good News ..
                 

Roadies Revolution: Rannvijay Singha gives Neha Dhupia an upper hand to choose her team's captain

one month ago  
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After a roller coaster journey of the 17th season, Roadies Revolution has its Top 13. While the way ahead is getting rockier by the day, the twists and turns are leaving everyone by surprise. Continuing the momentum, our favourite host Rannvijay informs the Roadies about a surprise vote out. He also discloses that at the end of this episode, the final teams will be formed with the group leaders. At present, Prince's team has two members, Varun and Nikhil's team has one each and Neha has no-one left. Before the vote outs start, Rannvijay gives Neha an upper hand to choose her team's captain. While she has Sanjay and she was impressed with Hamid's performance in the last task, she still opts for Abhimanyu. We guess there's some game plan in the making. Except for Prince, all the leaders now get a chance to choose their second permanent member. Amidst this, leader Nikhil is under the scanner because of his favouritism towards Michael and Arushi, which leads to a minor argument between th..
                 

Bigg Boss 14 extend till February 2021 after six wild card entries

one month ago  
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Bigg Boss 14 has been following a simple mantra so far - the more, the messier. The makers of the Salman Khan-hosted reality show recently amped up the drama by bringing in Rahul Mahajan, Kashmera Shah and Vikas Gupta as wild card entries. Encouraged by the audience's interest, the team has now decided to extend the latest edition to February instead of winding it to a close on January 9. A trade source says, "Thanks to Salman's star power and his banter with the contestants, Weekend Ka Vaar has grabbed eyeballs. So, the makers have decided to cash in on it. They are torn between wrapping it up on Valentine's Day or February 20 as the latter will give them the advantage of having a Weekend Ka Vaar." Also read: Bigg Boss 14: Captaincy task leads to epic clash between challengers and housemates To keep the momentum going, six wild card contestants will be added to the fray. "Rakhi Sawant, Aly Goni, Rahul Vaidya and Nikki Tamboli will enter the house again tonight. In adherence with..
                 

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Tandav: 5 things that have got us excited about this political drama

9 days ago  
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With the trailer of Tandav having released a few days ago, our curiosity about the political drama is at its peak. Here are five things that have piqued our interest to the maximum. The Chanakyaniti Tandav is inspired by and has adopted the Chanakya ideology in its core narrative. In the trailer, we hear Saif Ali Khan say, "If you can't be the king, be the king maker," leaving us with goosebumps. After all, the King is merely a puppet while the actual mastermind, the man pulling the strings is none other than the clever Chanakya. The trailer got us thinking about the ruler and the ruled in this maze of politics where everyone has their eyes set on sitting on the elusive throne. It's a fight between Saif and Dimple Starring Dimple Kapadia, who marks her digital debut, and Saif Ali Khan, the riveting trailer gave us a glimpse of the competition and power play between the two superstars and has surely increased the excitement quotient. This is a different and unique role for the duo in w..
                 

Taapsee Pannu's Rashmi Rocket's final schedule in Gujarat next week

9 days ago  
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The last two months have been taxing for Taapsee Pannu as she shot for Rashmi Rocket in Pune and Ranchi. With the lion's share of filming done, the unit of the sports drama has now set its sights on the final schedule in Gujarat. According to the original plan, director Akarsh Khurana was to kick off the project with a stint in Rann of Kutch in April 2020, but the pandemic played spoilsport. "When the unit decided to begin filming in November, heading to Gujarat was out of the question as they had not procured the permission required to shoot in Rann of Kutch. So, Akarsh and the team reworked the schedules, and commenced the shoot in Pune. With the permission having finally come through, the team will head to the location next week for the 14-day schedule," reveals a source. Akarsh Khurana The movie, which also features Priyanshu Painyuli, sees Pannu as a Kutch-based sprinter. The actor underwent rigorous training from September 2020 in her bid to do justice to the races that were film..
                 

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Birthday girl Deepika Padukone clicked with husband Ranveer Singh in Bandra

10 days ago  
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Deepika Padukone turned 35 on Tuesday, January 5. The actress made her Bollywood debut in 2007 opposite Shah Rukh Khan in Om Shanti Om and since then has given us several blockbusters. Deepika, who recently returned back from her new year trip to Ranthambore, was snapped with her husband Ranveer Singh in Bandra. For the outing, the birthday girl opted for a brown hoodie and matching trousers. She completed her outfit with a pair of white sports shoes and black glares along with a handbag. A perfect winter attire, isn't it? Take a look: On the other hand, Ranveer wore a grey hoodie and trousers along with black sunglasses. He twinned with his wifey in the shoe department. The couple abided by the government directives of wearing protective masks to prevent the spread of COVID-19. While Deepika wore a grey mask, Ranveer had wrapped a grey cloth on his face. Singh and Padukone tied the knot on November 14, 2018, in Italy. The duo collaborated for the first time for Sanjay Leela Bh..
                 

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See Photos: Sidharth Malhotra and Kiara Advani back in Mumbai; spotted at the airport together

10 days ago  
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Sidharth Malhotra and Kiara Advani were reportedly holidaying together in Maldives where the rumoured couple welcomed 2021 together. Advani even shared a lot pictures on her Instagram account with fans and they couldn't get enough of them. The actors were now spotted at the Mumbai airport as they arrived together back to the city. Malhotra looked dapper in a yellow shirt and army-green pants whereas Advani donned a pink top and white shorts. Sidharth Malhotra and Kiara Advani snapped together at the Mumbai airport: Picture Courtesy/Yogen Shah The duo is collaborating for the first time for Dharma Productions' Shershaah, directed by Vishnuvardhan, which is based on the life of Captain Vikram Batra. The film was slated to release on July 3, 2020 but was postponed due to the Coronavirus pandemic. During the promotional event of Laxmii, co-star Akshay Kumar gave the audience a hint about her relationship. On the sets of The Kapil Sharma Show, when the host asked Khiladi Kumar whether the a..
                 

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Meet Sartaaj Kakkar, the rising star

11 days ago  
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He is just eleven years old but he touched the hearts of viewers with his endearing performances in films like Tiger Zinda Hai, Mard Ko Dard Nahi Hota and Judwaa-2. Yet, child actor Sartaaj Kakkar remains grounded of his stardom, "Acting is my passion and being in front of the camera is something I have always wanted to do since childhood. I would make faces and enact scenes and even dance in front of the camera. His tryst with acting started when he was around five years old, "Like many kids, my parents thought it would be nice to see if there was a possibility of doing something in films. One thing led to another, and I bagged my first advertisement. My mother and father have been very supportive and I am glad they have never put any kind of pressure with regards to my work or studies," explains Sartaaj who since then has been a part of several commercials for brands. Apart from acting, Sartaaj is known on social media platforms for his gymnastics skills. His Instagram is filled with..
                 

New year, new playlist

11 days ago  
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Manoj Muntashir follows Rupali Jagga I heard a lot of music during the lockdown, and while I was impressed by many artistes, I particularly liked Rupali Jagga for her outstanding renditions and bold demeanour. She is a chameleon. A naive girl otherwise, but a firefly on stage. One of her biggest strengths is how she interpreters and uses a song's lyrics. Jigar Saraiya listens to Zaeden Jigar Saraiya and Zaeden I think Zaeden deserves [more attention]. He is both a singer, and a song-writer, and his lyrics particularly stand out. The reason I think his songs must be on listeners' playlists is because they are extremely melodious and gentle. He sings with his soul and I love the way he writes. Kavita Seth recommends Raghav Chaitanya Kavita Seth and Raghav Chaitanya I first came across Raghav Chaitanya's work in Thappad. He had rendered the song, Ek tukda dhoop, and it immediately caught my attention. I hope that we get to hear more of him, and he sings songs of other genres. Not only doe..
                 

Danish Siddiqui's Flying Bird Pictures Bankrolls Missing Chapter Series, Starring Sahil Anand

13 days ago  
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Young and dynamic producer Danish Siddiqui, who is bankrolling Missing Chapter series under his home banner Flying Bird Pictures, says he believes in content and aspire to produce content with longevity. Helmed by Vir Mahajan, the crime drama series features Student of the Year fame Sahil Anand along with Aanya Tiwari. The entire team along with Danish Siddiqui graced the launch of the show in Mumbai. Talking about the series, his home banner and future plans, Danish said, "I firmly believe in content. It is my understanding that good content back by good performance needs an understanding and fearless production house, like mine. I will always support good content, regardless of budget constraints" "This is our first series, there are many more promising movies, series, show and what not in the pipeline" added Danish. The series is co-produced by Kabir Shaikh and it's been written by Afzal Razvi. The series also stars Akash Akki Nath and Ajay Rajpal. Danish also shared a little sneak-..
                 

Happy New Year! Chetan Hansraj, Yesha Rughani and other TV celebs share their hopes and wishes for 2021

14 days ago  
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As the year 2020 has finally come to an end, our favourite television celebs including Chetan Hansraj, Yesha Rughani, Rajesh Kumar, and more, reminisce about the year gone by, and what they're hoping and wishing for in 2021. Meera Deosthale, who played Chakor Rajvanshi in Udaan says, "2020 was an unexpected year for me. During the lockdown, my show Vidya went off-air and Vidya's story was left incomplete. So that was the most upsetting part of 2020 for me. But I am keeping myself positive and looking forward to getting some good opportunities in 2021." Yesha Rughani who plays Zaara in Hero - Gayab Mode On says, "I was in my hometown during the lockdown and it was after a really long time that I got to spend some time with my parents. I learned different painting forms like Mithila painting and Warli, etc. My new show has just gone on-air, so I am looking forward to love and appreciation from the audience in 2021." Rajesh Kumar who plays Sanam Harjaayi in Excuse Me Maadam s..
                 

Neha Kakkar gets emotional after Rohanpreet Singh thanks her on sets of Indian Idol 2020

15 days ago  
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Sony Entertainment Television Indian Idol has been a pathbreaking show for many budding singers around the nation. A stage which is worshipped by singers' musicians around the nation is back with another rocking season to make India love music again. This weekend Indian idol 2020 would have a very special 'Shaadi episode' where the guests of honour would be Rohanpreet Singh, Bharti Singh, Haarsh Limbachiyaa and Sonia Kapoor. This would be the very first time when Neha Kakkar and husband Rohanpreet Singh would be coming together on the stage of Indian Idol. Not only that, Rohanpreet also mentioned how proud he and his family are of Neha and her achievements and feels blessed to be on the biggest stage for a singer all thanks to his wife. He also said he mentioned this to his mother that he feels so lucky that because of Neha he has gotten an opportunity to be on such a prestigious stage. Hearing all these kind words from her husband Neha Kakkar got emotional. Also Read: Here's why ..
                 

Telly Tattle: Ace of Space fame Divya Agarwal buys a mare

17 days ago  
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Horsing around Ace of Space fame Divya Agarwal, who recently bought herself a mare and named her Iris, is now taking riding lessons in a farmhouse in Panvel. "I visit her twice a week. Iris is one of the most beautiful mares I've seen. I hope to own an animal farm someday," says the actor, who was last seen in Ragini MMS 2. Slambook: Raavee Gupta Biddvai Your guilty pleasure movie?Kanti Shah's Gunda (1998). Which same-sex actor are you crushing on?Gal Gadot. The last nightmare you had?That I was escaping from a zombie attack. Your worst project?A horror film that never released in theatres. Place you were first kissed?At a party, in a friend's home. What is something you can't do?Swim. Keep scrolling to read more news Catch up on all the latest entertainment news and gossip here. Also, download the new mid-day Android and iOS apps. Mid-Day is now on Telegram. Click here to join our channel (@middayinfomedialtd) and stay updated with the latest news..
                 

Inside Pictures: Gauahar Khan-Zaid Darbar's Mehendi night wasn't less than a fairytale

21 days ago  
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Gauahar Khan and Zaid Darbar, who had been in a relationship for a while surprised all thier fans a few weeks back when the couple announced their wedding. The couple is set to tie the knot at a private and intimate ceremony on Christmas eve (December 25) and fans cannot wait to have a look at the first pictures of the bride and the groom. Good thing that they can have a look at the mehendi celebrations that seemed straight out of a fairy tale. The ritual was held at a plush hotel in Juhu with close friends and family members in attendance. Gauahar showed off her radiant side in a yellow outfit. The actress completed her look with a floral jewelry set. She is certainly brimming in love and laughter. Don't believe us? Take a look youself: On the other hand, Gauahar'soon-to-be-husband Zaid Darbar oozed handsomeness in a white kurta and golden yellow embroided jacket. Zaid is the son of popular music director Ismail Darbar. The much-loved couple didn't shy away from ..
                 

Mukul Chadda surprises wife Rasika Dugal by visiting her on the sets in Coonoor

24 days ago  
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Unwinding in the hills Acing the perfect husband act, Mukul Chadda surprised wife Rasika Dugal in Coonoor, where she was shooting for the second season of Out of Love. The Office actor, who spent the majority of his time shooting indoors during the lockdown, took a much deserved holiday. "It was refreshing to have the leisure to unwind in the hills of Coonoor. Between the pandemic and work, a holiday hasn't been possible and so, visiting Rasika on location in Ooty was the next best thing. It was a welcome break from the indoors and back-to-back shoots," said Chadda, who is gearing up to shoot for Vikas Bahl's web series, Sunflower. Slambook: Yashaswini Dayama If time travel was a possibility, where would you go?One thing we've learnt about time travel from movies is to never mess with time, but I'd bring back some people from my life that left too soon. What was your last nightmare?That I lost all my teeth in a gory, graphic manner. Who did you last fantasise about?Harry Styles. What ..
                 

Bigg Boss 14: Salman Khan dances to Dhvani Bhanushali's Nayan on the sets

25 days ago  
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Pop Sensation Dhvani Bhanushali has truly had a marvellous 2020. Her numerous hit tracks have made her a household name, and we all have enjoyed shaking a leg to her tunes. The pretty songstress was on the sets of the popular reality show Bigg Boss to promote her single, and when it played, even Salman couldn't help but start grooving. The starlet shone yet again as Bollywood superstar Salman Khan danced to her latest release 'Nayan' and the pair had a blast together. In images shared on social media, we can see how the duo are having a gala time together! Fans have gone gaga over these pictures and have shared their love and appreciation for the same on various platforms. T-Series' Nayan by Dhvani Bhanushali and Jubin Nautiyal, which released just a few weeks back has already crossed a whopping 52 million views on YouTube and counting!  As this year draws to a close, we reflect on how well it ended up being for India's Pop Princess, what with her single Vaaste crossing the 1 ..
                 

Bigg Boss 14 Day 64 Update: Rahul Vaidya and Eijaz Khan's face-off in the captaincy task

28 days ago  
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After Rubina and Arshi's showdown, the captaincy task triggers another collision between Rahul Vaidya and Eijaz Khan. Rahul takes on Eijaz for showing his true colors and disrespecting women inside the house, as he saw things during his short exit from the house, which were otherwise hidden from him. While Eijaz continues his quarrel, Rahul is irked and heads to settle the score. He charges towards Eijaz in anger. The next phase of the task begins with Rubina Dilaik, Rahul Mahajan and Jasmin Bhasin and Aly Goni inside the BB Duck Park. This one being unique in its own way as Rahul Mahajan adds his own quirks and fun to the task, while Rubina plays along. Though it seems fun, hidden behind the smiling faces and funny acts is the undying want to win the captain's title for the week. Later in the day, Rakhi Sawant and Nikki Tamboli get into an argument over their friendship with Rahul Mahajan. While Rakhi boasts of her 12-year long friendship with the senior Rahul, Nikki rubbishes..
                 

Telly Tattle: Kanikka Kapur quits the show; Chetan Hansraj, Rupa Divetia reunite after 16 years

29 days ago  
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Kanikka quits, Vidhi steps in Kanikka Kapur, who plays Suman on Ek Duje Ke Vaaste 2, has quit the show. Udaan and Balika Vadhu actor Vidhi Pandya steps in as a replacement. "It has been a phenomenal journey. I have received unconditional love from the audience, but now with a heavy heart, I have to say goodbye," says Kapur, who has been part of the romantic drama ever since it began airing earlier this year. Buzz is that she wants to pursue other acting options. Pandya hopes to recreate the same magic with her on-screen presence as Suman. Together again Chetan Hansraj and Rupa Divetia are sharing screen space after 16 years. The Kkusum actors reunite in Brahmarakshas 2. Hansraj plays the Brahmarakshas, who is plotting evil strategies with the help of Gehna, essayed by Divetia. Says Hansraj, "I worked with Rupaji in my first show, so it's more of a coming-of-age feeling." Adds Divetia, "Chetan has matured as an actor. It is a delight to reconnect with him." While shooting, the duo remi..
                 

Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah Update: Tapu's pizza party lands Taarak in trouble

one month ago  
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The upcoming episode of Neela Film Productions Private Limited's Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah (TMKOC) will see Taarak Mehtta getting in trouble with Anjali for a crime he did not even commit. Seeing an empty box of pizza in Taarak's hands and beads of sweat on Taarak's forehead, Anjali assumes that her husband has had the pizza himself. Despite her forbidding Taarak from eating junk food, he has! And Taarak Mehtta in a state of panic and confusion as to where the pizza box came from; is rendered speechless. Unfortunately, he becomes the scapegoat of Tapu sena's secret pizza party and might just have to pay a heavy price for a deed he did not do. After Tapu sena leaves the Mehtta residence, leaving behind an empty box of pizza, Taarak Mehtta finds it lying under the table when he returns home. He is completely confused and by the time he can figure where it might have come from, he realises that Anjali might be on her way home. In order to avoid her questioning him over the pizza box..
                 

Telly Tattle: Shakti and Mukti Mohan's camaraderie is unmissable

one month ago  
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Dancing sisters One cannot miss the camaraderie between the Mohan sisters — Shakti and Mukti — on their show Dance With Me on Zee Café. They are always looking to poke fun at each other, and it's no different on the set. "We fight over the smaller things like clothes, makeup and hair," said Shakti. Rakhi threatens to get Anupamaa arrested A major drama will soon be unfolding in Anupamaa. We saw how Rakhi called off Paritosh and Kinjal's wedding, but the two have now eloped and Rakhi is putting the entire blame on Anupamaa. She even comes to their home with the police to get Anupamaa arrested. Rakhi has cleverly used Vanraj's extramarital affair to break off all ties with the Shah family. She even went to the extent of saying that Anupamaa is ok with her husband's affair as she is only interested in his money. But now Rakhi has taken things further by getting the police involved. But will Vanraj and family support Anupamaa and speak up in her favour or will she get a..
                 

Bigg Boss 14 Weekend Ka Vaar: Rahul Vaidya back? Salman Khan has some tough questions for the singer

one month ago  
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With a host of interesting Challengers and current housemates, the Bigg Boss House is completely charged up, as everyone seeks to up their game and cut out their competitors. The Weekend Ka Vaar episode saw Salman Khan take stock of the week gone by, and give interesting tasks to the housemates. The first task had the housemates burst each other's 'galatfahmi ke gubbare'! They all wore balloons on their heads and each housemate had to burst one balloon of a contestant they feel has misunderstood them. Vikas was quick to burst Arshi's balloon as he felt she thought he was scared of her. Nikki burst Jasmin's bubble who in turn chose to prick Eijaz's balloon. Eijaz, in turn, burst Aly's balloon and their old friendship seemed to be on the brink of collapse. With all the tension, Salman Khan decided to play a fun game with all the housemates. Each housemate was called in the confession room where Salman asked them a few questions. If the other housemates didn't agree with the person's ans..
                 

Naagin 5: Sharad Malhotra spills the beans on his and Surbhi Chandna's chemistry

one month ago  
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Naagin 5 co-stars Sharad Malhotra and Surbhi Chandna's on-screen chemistry in the supernatural thriller has made fans refer to them as VeBa after their characters, Veer and Bani. Though the two are working together for the first time, they share a comfort level. Who would have thought that the pairing of a bad boy and a good girl will create so much buzz on social media? But well, it did. Sharad Malhotra and Surbhi Chandna's on-screen chemistry in the supernatural thriller "Naagin 5" is much appreciated by the audience, and their fans even coined the name VAni for them, from their character names Veer and Bani. Even the actor is in awe of his co-star's performance and shared that their energies match somewhere. Sharad Malhotra Talking about their chemistry, Sharad said, "We are looking at something lethal, we are looking at a bad boy and a good girl, that's the sort of combination I want to see on-screen. A good girl, who is a little vulnerable, who is a little naive, and you have a gu..
                 

Bigg Boss 14: Vikas Gupta and Arshi Khan clash fiercely

one month ago  
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Three days in and the challengers have already consolidated their place in the house. They have gauged the contestants and have started making alliances to strengthen their game. On one hand, Arshi and Vikas have carried their past baggage in the show and the friction between them is increasing with each passing day. The day starts with Arshi ordering Vikas to help to mash potatoes. Vikas gives her back by back asking her not to pester him for work. Arshi takes it personally and tells the housemates that Vikas is on a secret task and she is well aware of all his moves. Eijaz starts doubting Vikas on his intentions of waking the contestants every night. Vikas gets agitated and warns Arshi to mind her own business and not to comment on him. The argument heats up and while Vikas points finger at Arshi she slaps his hand. This doesn't go well with Vikas as Eijaz steps in and tries to resolve their fight. Later in the day, Bigg Boss announces a nomination task where the contestants are div..