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Suhana Khan glams it up as she poses with Aryan and cousin Alia Chhiba

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Suhana Khan is one of the most-followed Bollywood kids on social media. Everything she says and does tend to make headlines, and this photo that has gone viral isn't any different. SRK and Gauri Khan's stylish daughter shared a click with brother Aryan and their cousin Alia Chhiba, and the trio seems to be having a ball together! Suhana Khan can sometimes be spotted in the audience during Kolkata Knight Riders matches at the IPL 2020 in the UAE, where she has been supporting her dad, Shah Rukh Khan's team. Suhana shared this snapshot on her Instagram story, simply with the caption, 'Oops' and a heart emoji. Doesn't Suhana look fab? Dressed in a casual grey crop top and basic blue denim, SRK's daughter shows us how to do casual-chic right. Aryan Khan, too, looks stylish in his grey oversized hoodie, while cousin Alia Chhiba can be seen wearing a black mini skirt with a grey top. Seems like grey was the theme for the trio. Alia Chhiba also shared the same image on her Instagram story. S..
                 

Mirzapur 2: 5 reasons to watch the all-new season of the hit web show

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Following the fandom that started in 2018, Mirzapur fans will finally be able to breathe a sigh of relief as the world of Mirzapur will return in all its glory with an all-new season! The first season ended on a cliffhanger, and fans have been waiting eagerly for the second season to know what fate holds for Kaleen bhaiya (Pankaj Tripathi), his son Munna (Divyendu Sharma) and his wife Beena (Rasika Dugal) as well as Guddu Pandit (Ali Fazal) and Golu Gupta (Shweta Tripathi Sharma). Here are 5 things to look forward to in the latest season: Guddu and Golu's quest for revenge The story's much-awaited revenge is to see how Guddu Pandit and Gajgamini, aka Golu Gupta, come back and shock the entire Tripathi family when they avenge the death of their family members - Bablu, Sweety and Guddu's unborn child. Kaleen Bhaiya's puzzling fate Akhandanand Tripathi, aka Kaleen Bhaiya, has portrayed every emotion from being a father to Munna bhaiya, a husband to Beena Tripathi, or a good son to S..
                 

Satyadeep Misra on Kaali Khuhi: Shabana Azmi taught me less is more

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Underrated as they come Satyadeep Misra, who was last seen in rumoured lady love designer Masaba Gupta's series—Masaba Masaba—is back with Kaali Khuhi. The horror thriller that drops on Netflix on October 30 "explores the dark history of a family when they travel back to their village," says Misra, who plays father to a young girl. Helmed by Los Angeles-based writer-director Terrie Samundra, Kaali Khuhi surveys relationships in a crisis. "It explores the relationship between the child, her parents and grandmother," says Misra, adding that he was roped in by Aadore Mukherjee (casting director) and he bagged the role after a convincing look test. Teaming up with Shabana Azmi is a first for Misra and holds great meaning. "I can pat myself on the back for having done something right [in my career] to be able to share screen space with her. We first met at the script reading session," says the actor, adding that he was pleasantly surprised to see the veteran's humble nature. "Th..
                 

Swara Bhasker offers a ray of hope with her next, Bihaan

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Kaashi in Search of Ganga director Dhiraj Kumar has trained his focus on his next, a tale of those in search of a new dawn. Swara Bhaskar-starrer Bihaan, he says, is inspired by a true story of exploitation that transpired only recently. "Bihaan means sunrise. Our film revolves around those who want to see a new dawn in their lives, but are unsuccessful in their attempts until someone comes into their lives. We plan to shoot the movie in Jamui, Bihar from January 2021 over a 45-day, start-to-finish schedule," he says, adding that owing to Bhaskar's affinity for the language, he believes she will do justice to the character. "The rest of the cast will take part in workshops to familiarise themselves with the region and its language." As a journalist in the Amazon Prime Video film, Bhaskar's character will be seen fighting against the injustice meted out to girls who become victims of human trafficking. "Their voices were suppressed until they [learnt to] ensure that they are heard. If ..
                 

Bigg Boss 14 Day 18 Update: Salman Khan changes the scene yet again

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Once again it‘s Weekend ka Vaar and Salman Khan is set to take the stage as the contestants gear up to face some tough decisions, everyone is holding on to their position tight. Salman realizes that Rubina is still upset after their confrontation last weekend. He watches the highlights and ensures that nothing is brushed under the carpet. He decides to clarify his stand once again and they finally make peace with it. A big revelation by Salman Khan leaves the house shocked as he brings the true colors of Jaan Kumar Sanu to the fore. While Nikki had begun to trust him as a friend, she gets to hear that Jaan had been plotting against her and Rahul during the captaincy task. Having seen the least expected double-faced side of Jaan, the contestants are now in two minds about his personality. Truly! looks can be deceptive. Hurt of being backstabbed by Jaan, Nikki unfurls in anger and locks herself in the bathroom, while Jaan runs after her trying to pacify and apologize for his actio..
                 

Bigg Boss 14 Day 18 Update: Pavitra breaks down into tears after a loud and fuming fight with Rahul Vaidya

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Twists after twists are unraveling in Bigg Boss 14! The newly unveiled ‘red zone’ now represents the sign of danger and is one of the most feared rooms already. After crowning Nishant Singh Malkhani as the first captain, the contestants are busy planning and plotting to ensure that they don’t land up in the Red Zone, as that would mean being one step closer to eviction! While the day seems uneventful, things turn around when a raging fight breaks out as Rahul tells the housemates about Pavitra’s crush on Abhinav who is a married man is. Pavitra blames Rahul for tarnishing her character with his baseless claims. Heartbroken and enraged, Pavitra has a loud and fuming fight with Rahul and she accuses him of having low standards and is upset about him putting such allegations on her. Pavitra breaks down into tears as Rubina, Abhinav, and the other house members try to pacify her. On the other hand, Nishant tries to convince Rahul to apologize to Pavitra and pour so..
                 

Starting young! This six-year-old looks up to Vidyut Jammwal for his fitness regimen

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Vidyut Jammwal made fan Arihaan Garg's birthday special by gifting him a T-shirt on which was written, 'I train like Vidyut Jammwal'. The six-year-old is a gymnast and swimmer and looks up to the actor for his fitness regimen. The little one can also perform challenging squats and push-ups just like the action hero he admires. Vidyut Jammwal has been sharing loads of videos, created by his fans, with the hashtag 'ITrainLikeVidyutJammwal'. A look at some more fascinating videos, shared by the actor's fans: Excellent https://t.co/IfCjWk5cQe — Vidyut Jammwal (@VidyutJammwal) October 24, 2020 Excellent https://t.co/5UqyV26vDT — Vidyut Jammwal (@VidyutJammwal) October 24, 2020 Perfect 👏 https://t.co/uS1uiYhRDK — Vidyut Jammwal (@VidyutJammwal) October 23, 2020 Kamaal👏 https://t.co/Z3ml3c5hNz — Vidyut Jammwal (@VidyutJammwal) October 23, 2020 Excellent https://t.co/L2dzxr7axH — Vidyut Jammwal (@VidyutJammwal) October 23, 2020 Quite recently..
                 

Kooku announces the launch of Kooku Premium with web show Chitthi

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Overwhelmed by our ever-increasing users and viewers, KOOKU is proud to announce the launch of the premier segment, KOOKU PREMIUM. Giving a treat to our users on the eve of the launch of KOOKU PREMIUM, a thrilling web series "CHITTHI" would be the star attraction on the launch of the premium segment. USPs of the KOOKU PREMIUM - The Premium segment will focus on Breathtaking Screenplays, High Production Value, Top Known Star Cast and State-of-the-art VFX technology-driven shows. The Indian audiences have lapped up content on OTT platforms during the pandemic like never before and to curb the hunger, Kooku, announced the launch of its premium segment, Kooku Premium. This segment will focus on an extremely sturdy storyline and hardcore content for the Indian audiences. Unlike many OTT services, where Users have to Pay Extra Subscription Amount, KOOKU is not going to charge any Extra amount from the Users, Kooku Premium will enter the market with a bang with a hard-hitting, Power-packed s..
                 

Sonu Nigam on performing at Vaishnodevi ceremony: My first reaction was to say no

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When the nationwide lockdown was announced in March, Sonu Nigam was relieved to have found himself in the UAE, where COVID-19 cases were far and few. The singer had then decided against returning to India, citing the spike in cases. However, come October, Nigam was among the first to participate in a live sangeet session at the Vaishnodevi festivities in Jammu. "My first reaction was to say no," admits the singer. Nigam, who flew down to India only a few weeks ago, says he had a change of heart after being familiarised with the safety measures adopted at the festivities, which kicked off on October 15. "Only a small group of people are being permitted, no more than 5,000 devotees a day. [The footfall is dramatically lower] because the trains are not running. It was humbling to see empty paths to the shrine, especially during Navratri. Nobody was allowed to move around without a mask," says Nigam, glad that the protocols were being stringently followed by one and all. Sonu Nigam perform..
                 

Malaika Arora's Birthday: BFFs Amrita, Kareena, Karisma, and beau Arjun Kapoor send love

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October 23 marks the 47th birthday of Chhaiyya Chhaiyya girl Malaika Arora, and the stunning actress-TV host has been receiving a lot of love from her close friends on social media. Her squad, including sister Amrita Arora Ladak, besties Kareena and Karisma Kapoor, and rumoured beau Arjun Kapoor, have sent her the cutest wishes on Instagram. Arjun Kapoor shared a photo of ladylove Malaika on his Insta story and wrote, "Happy birthday my fool" Sister Amrita Arora, too, shared a few photos with the birthday girl on the photo-sharing app. One of them is a photo with Malaika and husband Shakeel Ladak. Amrita also shared a loving post wishing her elder sister a happy birthday. She wrote, "Yo mimi @malaikaaroraofficial it's time to get ok, or I'm coming for ya Love you! Happppy birthday"       View this post on Instagram A post shared by Amrita Arora (@amuaroraofficial) onOct 22, 2020 at 9:18pm PDT One of Malla's besties, Karisma Kapoor, shared an Insta story that sho..
                 

Hitting the highway! Amyra Dastur shares a sneak peek from her road trip

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With road trips back in favour in the current scenario, Amyra Dastur shared her experience of driving around in the Gujarat countryside. She shared a still from her road trip in Surat on her Instagram account. In the photo, Amyra is seen leaning out of a car and looking at the blue sky, stretching her right hand in the air. In the caption she wrote, "Under blue skies, Mountains by my side, The wind in my hair, And the earth beneath me, I am one with the universe, My spirit is free. #roadtrip #blessed #ontheroadagain #travel #travelphotography #wildheart #freespirit #sunshinetherapy #livefree."       View this post on Instagram A post shared by Amyra Dastur (@amyradastur93) onOct 20, 2020 at 10:37pm PDT Amyra's fans expressed appreciation with comments like "photo of the day", "what a pretty picture", "view to die for" and "this screams of freedom". A fan also wrote, "Be careful baby, there’ll be vehicles." On the work front, Amyra will next be seen in the Ta..
                 

The chalet that Salman Khan lives in while shooting Bigg Boss 14

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Every year, along with building a house for the Bigg Boss contestants, the producers also construct a chalet for the reality show's host, Salman Khan. It's where the superstar preps for the shoot, digs into home-cooked food, unwinds between shots and meets team members. The 14th edition is being shot at Film City, Goregaon, and Sallu's chalet is next to the Bigg Boss stage from where he anchors the Weekend ka Vaar episodes. Designed by Omung Kumar, this year's decor combines elements from the wilderness with a Mexican touch. His looks from films like Dabangg adorn the walls. Apart from the living room and a bedroom, there is also a fully-equipped gym. Fitness enthusiast Sallu is known to work out just before facing the camera. Salman Khan has been hosting the show since season 4 in 2010. Bigg Boss 14 went on air on October 3. The show airs on Colors, Monday to Friday at 10:30 p.m. However, the "Weekend Ka Vaar" episodes with Salman airs on Saturday and Sunday at 9 p.m. Keep scrolling..
                 

Kartik Aaryan to team up with Aarya director Ram Madhvani for thriller

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Confined in his Juhu apartment over the past seven months, Kartik Aaryan entertained his fans with his social media videos. Now, the actor is ready to trade his home videos for his place under the arc lights. mid-day has learnt that Aaryan will team up with Aarya director Ram Madhvani for a thriller, which will go on floors in the first week of December. A fan of Madhvani's hijack drama Neerja (2016), the actor has been in talks with the director for over a year. While the filmmaker had discussed a few ideas with Kartik Aaryan, the latter gave his nod to the thriller since he has not attempted the genre so far. "The film will be shot at multiple locations in Mumbai in a start-to-finish schedule. Though planned as a month-long schedule, the makers have left a two-week buffer, in case any unforeseen situation arises," says a source, adding that the pre-production is underway. Aaryan was recently seen sporting long hair at Manish Malhotra's fashion show. The new hairstyle is part of his l..
                 

Sanjay Dutt recovers from cancer: Actor's friend Paresh Ghelani calls him 'destiny's child'

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Paresh Ghelani, the friend of Sanjay Dutt who inspired the character played by Vicky Kaushal in the biopic Sanju, is happy that Dutt has beaten cancer. On Thursday, Paresh Ghelani posted on his verified Instagram account: "Destiny's child. Wishing you lifetime of healthiest journey." Ghelani, who was the inspiration behind Kaushal's character Kamli in Sanju, also shared a screenshot of Sanjay Dutt's statement where the actor announced his recovery from cancer. Dutt's statement, which he had posted on Wednesday, reads: "The last few weeks were very difficult time for my family and me. But like they say, God gives the hardest battles to his strongest soldiers. And today, on the occasion of my kids' birthday, I am happy to come out victorious from this battle and be able to give them the best gift I can-the health and well-being of our family." "This wouldn't have been possible without the unwavering faith and support from all of you. I am eternally grateful to my family, friends and all..
                 

Sanjay Dutt celebrates Shahraan and Iqra's birthday virtually; Maanayata shares pictures

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Wednesday marked Sanjay Dutt's kids' birthday. As the actor is currently in Mumbai, he couldn't be physically present for the celebrations happening in Dubai. But he made sure to be present virtually and celebrate the day with his kids. Maanayata Dutt took to her Instagram and shared a story of their happy virtual celebrations. With smiles and cakes, the family rejoiced on this special day. The star wife also shared pictures of the birthday celebrations on social media. Sharing the pictures, she wrote, "Happy birthday my babies...celebrating the first double digit birthday already....time just flies!!! I wish you courage, strength... health, happiness, success, patience and peace. And the serenity to make right decisions. Seeing you grow into beautiful wise children has made my life easy and blissful...God bless you both!! #10thbirthday #love #grace #positivity #dutts #beautifullife #thankyougod (sic)".       View this post on Instagram Happy birthday my babies...&..
                 

Sherni: Vidya Balan all set to play on the front foot in the forest

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mid-day had reported that Vidya Balan, ending her seven-month break, will resume the shoot of Sherni by the third week of October (Play by the rules in the wild, October 7). Adhering to their plan, the unit — led by director Amit Masurkar — returned to the jungles of Balaghat in Madhya Pradesh yesterday. Before kicking off work, Balan and producer Vikram Malhotra conducted a puja with crew members at the location. It is heard that Masurkar, in compliance with the shooting guidelines, chose a crew of 50 for the 35-day stint. Six COVID-19 watchdogs, who have been specially hired for the shoot, have instructed that no more than 35 people can be on the set at a time. "So, only those shooting the scene are allowed on the floor while the additional unit hands wait in safe zones. Vidya has brought only three people as part of her entourage. The unit will undergo weekly COVID-19 tests while their blood pressure and oxygen level are monitored twice daily," reveals a source. Virtual..
                 

See photos: Vidya Balan performs puja on sets, as she resumes shoot for Sherni in Madhya Pradesh

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The shooting for Vidya Balan-starrer Sherni, which came to a halt in mid-March as the nation went into a lockdown due to the pandemic, has resumed. The actress is in Madhya Pradesh now and has begun shooting for the film, helmed by Amit Masurkar. Vidya Balan also performed puja on sets, before the shoot of Sherni. With the team of Sherni kicking off a 35-day schedule in Balaghat, Madhya Pradesh, the makers have roped in an agency to monitor the safety measures adopted on set. Vidya Balan resumes shoot for Sherni in Madhya Pradesh "A team of five to six members, who will serve as COVID-19 watchdogs, will be present on set every day to ensure that the crew is following all safety norms. Besides the government's guidelines, the health experts will lay down additional COVID risk-management protocol. These experts are part of a professional agency that has monitored several ad shoots over the past few months. Even as they aim to achieve a zero-incident shoot, the makers have created isolati..
                 

Ali Abbas Zafar on Katrina Kaif-led superhero film: Plan to shoot across four countries

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His production Khaali Peeli behind him, filmmaker Ali Abbas Zafar is now giving undivided attention to his yet-untitled superhero film with Katrina Kaif. The director, who is currently scouting for locations in Dubai, has envisioned the actioner as a larger-than-life story that traverses several countries. "We have locked locations in Dubai and Abu Dhabi. Soon, I will head to Poland and Georgia for the recce. We plan to shoot it across three to four countries," says Zafar over phone from the emirate. Poised to give Bollywood one of its first female superheroes, the writer-director was certain at the outset that the story will be rooted in an Indian setting. "We'll shoot a chunk of the film in India. We need mountainous terrain for those portions, and have zeroed in on Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand and Delhi." Zafar is currently on a recce in Dubai A week into the recce, the filmmaker admits scouting has become an arduous task in the new normal. "Every location demands a COVID-19 test. ..
                 

Lick that didn't click! The story behind Rajkummar Rao's deleted scene from Trapped

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Director Vikramaditya Motwane opened up about a sequence in the Rajkummar Rao-starrer Trapped (2017), which was deleted by the Censors. Motwane shared a picture from the sets of Trapped, which was shot back in 2015. The on-the-sets picture was indeed eye-catching as Rajkummar can be seen licking a pink condom. The filmmaker took to Instagram to explain the backstory of the picture and that will surely get you intrigued. Trapped, about a man who is stuck inside his own house and battles adversities to survive in the hostile condition, featured Rajkummar Rao licking a condom in one of the scenes. "On this day, 5 years ago. @rajkummar_rao sucks on a condom in a deleted scene from #Trapped. We were asked by the censor board to delete the scene. When I asked why, they asked me why he's sucking on a condom. I said because he hasn't had anything to eat or drink in days and it's strawberry flavoured. They didn't get it. I had to delete it, [sic]" wrote Vikramaditya Motwane in his Ins..
                 

Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah: Iyer goes into deep meditation for COVID-19 vaccine

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The upcoming episode of Neela Film Productions Private Limited's Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah (TMKOC) is a complete laughter riot. Almost everyone in Gokuldhaam Society is hoping and praying for a permanent cure for Coronavirus. Each one of them is tired and bogged down locked in at their homes. Everyone is trying to cope with their everyday disrupted routines in their own way. Iyer, who is at his wits' end with all the overthinking over why science has been unable to deliver a vaccine yet, has decided to meditate. He has decided that he will deeply meditate to seek the truth and pledged to not move until he hears of a cure for COVID-19. Iyer is resolute that he won't budge and asks Babeetta to not disturb him before he goes into a deep meditative state. Over the last few weeks, Babeetta has seen Iyer go from thinking to worrying to hyper-worrying over Coronavirus. Not having gone to work for over seven months has affected him real bad and he has been overthinking about the pandemi..
                 

Shekhar Suman pens a heartfelt note, remembering Sushant Singh Rajput: Let him be in a peaceful state

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Shekhar Suman has been vocal about the Sushant Singh Rajput case right from the beginning. He has been showing his solidarity with Sushant's family ever since the latter died on June 14, 2020. He even visited Sushant's family in Bihar. However, seems like the actor now wants to let the case be. Sushant Singh Rajput was found dead in his residence of June 14 this year. An initial probe by Mumbai Police concluded the actor had committed suicide. The case is subsequently being handled by CBI, with NCB and ED joining the investigation. Shekhar Suman at Rajput’s Patna residence On Sunday, Shekhar Suman tweeted saying he now wants everyone to let Sushant be at peace and how the world should recall his goodness as his lasting legacy. "The goodness, hard work, dedication ambition, honesty, what SSR stood for and the legacy that he has left behind for all of us to follow is exemplary [sic]," tweeted Suman, further adding, "We should just let Sushant be in a peaceful state. Enveloped in th..
                 

No nonsense!

6 days ago  
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As music consumers who use a song's lyrics as a yardstick to measure its likeability, we must admit that it was an innocuous Benny Dayal performance that triggered a change of heart. Marking his association with British music group Clean Bandit as part of an endorsement, Dayal had serenaded a bunch of media persons and contemporaries with his best Hindi renditions, and even better Tamil ones. Though the Brit trio and many in the audience may not have understood the latter, Dayal enthralled with his melody. Days ago, I found myself in similar circumstances when I received an invite for a virtual concert of lionised South Korean pop group, BTS. For the uninitiated, this decade-old band may not have abundant followers in India, but their popularity can be gauged by the numerous records that they have shattered across countries, and in the high-profile artistes, including Justin Bieber, Ed Sheeran, Hasley, Joe Jonas, and Camila Cabello, that they count among their fans. It could also be as..
                 

Ranveer Singh to play his first double role in Rohit Shetty's Cirkus

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Couple Ranveer Singh's flamboyance with Rohit Shetty's mainstream sensibilities, and you've got the perfect recipe for a box-office hit. After the smashing success of Simmba (2018), the duo is reuniting for a comedy, Cirkus, a screen adaptation of Shakespeare's much-acclaimed play, The Comedy of Errors. Singh, who spent the lockdown sifting through scripts, will return to the sets in November to kick off the Bhushan Kumar and Reliance Entertainment presentation. A source from the production house spills the details on the project that has been in development over the past two months as both Ranveer Singh and Shetty awaited the big-screen release of 83 and Sooryavanshi respectively. "Ranveer will be seen in a double role for the first time as he plays a pair of identical twins who were separated from each other. Each twin also has an identical attendant, essayed by Varun Sharma. The laugh riot will trace how the foursome cross paths, leading to a case of mistaken identity and confusion...
                 

Disha Patani shares artwork done by brother, turns out to be a copy

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Disha Patani recently shared an anime artwork by her little brother Suryansh, which turned out to be an exact copy of an Argentinian artist's work. The problem was brought to the light by the Instagram page Diet Sabya, who also shared the original artist's reaction to the faux pas. Here's what Disha shared:       View this post on Instagram #sketchbysuri ❤️🌸 my little bro’s art inspired by inhoso🦋 A post shared by disha patani (paatni) (@dishapatani) onOct 21, 2020 at 10:08pm PDT Claiming it to be artist Inhoso's original work, Diet Sabya shared Inhoso's note on the same on his Instagram story. Inhoso wrote, "Sorry I fell asleep. The thing is that this influencer/celeb reposted one of my drawing, cropped it (the watermark) and claimed her little brother drew it. I am not her little brother and this whole thing is without my consent..." The issue, however, was later amicably resolved, as the artist put up yet another story on Instagram explai..
                 

Maharishi Aazaad, The Ultimate Megastar of World, finished shooting of Mega English Movie THE GREAT PATRIOT

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Maharishi Aazaad, The Ultimate Megastar of World, finished shooting for his upcoming English Movie THE GREAT PATRIOT. The Post-Production process of the movie THE GREAT PATRIOT has kicked off as the film is scheduled to release across the world in theatres in the month of March 2021. Megastar Maharishi Aazaad is one of the Asian filmmakers after Bruce Lee and Jackie Chan, to represent Asia on an international platform with his English Movie THE GREAT PATRIOT. Student of military school, Maharishi Aazaad has presented THE GREAT PATRIOT as an artistic and cinematic gift to the enlightened and civilized society of the World. THE GREAT PATRIOT is produced by Mother Pictures UK and Kamini Dube, and Written, Edited & Directed by Megastar Maharishi Aazaad. THE GREAT PATRIOT is set to premiere in London, New York, Berlin, Paris, Moscow, Rome & Madrid, in the month of March next year. The Ultimate Megastar Of World Maharishi Aazaad on shoot at Bond Street Station London In an exclusive ..
                 

Bejoy Nambiar: Thrilled to work with Madhuri Dixit

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Unlike the entertainment industry that is gradually picking up the pace, director Bejoy Nambiar has been working at a frenetic speed. Only days after he shot for a Tamil short film in Chennai, the director is set to head to Nashik early next month to helm Madhuri Dixit-Nene's web debut, backed by Karan Johar's Dharmatic Entertainment. "I am directing two episodes of the Netflix show, The Actress. Madhuri is one of the biggest idols of Hindi cinema. Naturally, I am thrilled to get a chance to work with her," states Nambiar, who serves as one of the three directors. Revolving around a superstar who vanishes without a trace, the suspense drama sees Sri Rao as the director-showrunner. Nambiar adds, "I have never worked on a project where somebody else is the showrunner, and I have to fulfil the directorial responsibilities. So, this will be a new experience for me."  Bejoy Nambiar The writer-director also has the ZEE5 original, Taish, on the anvil. "As creators, we are constantly atte..
                 

Mirzapur 2 Web Series Review - Goes UP, comes down

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Mirzapur 2On: Amazon Prime VideoDirector: Puneet KrishnaCast: Divyendu Sharma, Pankaj Tripathi, Ali FazalRating:  More than anyone else, Mirzapur 2 is centred on Munna Tripathi (the undoubtedly 'bejod'/unique Divyendu Sharma). And for whatever it's worth, you have to give it to the low-life Munna—while the son of Mirzapur's top-don, he's not exactly a wastrel; chilling in the comfort of his destiny. He goes out and works like a henchman on his own; breaking bones, building alliances. Whether he's particularly bright/intelligent is immaterial to the larger idea of legacy/dynasty. That these kids have to work doubly hard to prove themselves—for themselves—in the long run, is an aspect/insecurity that's seldom understood about nepotism, as a debate. Or an inherent fact of life—of crime, or otherwise. It's a dog-eat-dog world out there, regardless. Most of all, in the heart of north India's darkness that the series creator Puneet Krishna surveys, taki..
                 

Outrage over Navratri ads! Netizens slam 'double meaning' ad campaigns of OTT platform

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After the popular jewellery brand, it's streaming platform Eros Now that faced vicious trolling for their Navratri ad campaign. A section of netizens called out the brand for the 'vulgur' social media posts. One of the ads featuring Katrina Kaif was captioned, "Do you want to put the ratri in my Navratri?" Another had Ranveer Singh's photograph and read, "Let's have some majama in my pajama." #BoycottErosNow trended on Twitter all day on Thursday, with many putting out their opinions on the same. Here's how netizens reacted to Eros Now's Navratri ad campaign: Dear @ErosNow, Why have you posted these double-meaning vulgar banners for the auspicious festive season? I have a feeling that these brands already know that people will feel offended and they will run hashtags and therefore they will get FREE publicity. #BoycottErosNow pic.twitter.com/dL0usDBVF3 — Dr Gaurav Garg (@DrGauravGarg4) October 22, 2020 Actress Payal Rohatgi too expressed her disappointment over the same: ..
                 

Bigg Boss 14 Day 17 Update: Eijaz and Pavitra lock horns; contestants finally start showing true colours

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The individuals' game finally begins in the Bigg Boss house after the seniors exit the house along with Shehzad Deol. Soon after, Bigg Boss announces the first captaincy task of the season, and the air inside smells of 'Conspiracy' now. While Chinese whispers across the house have begun of who will nominate whom to be the first captain of the house, the contestants are now finally showing their true colours too. Nikki Tamboli on one hand gives her best shot to convince Jaan and Nishant who she believes to be her friends, to vote in her favour. Jaan Kumar Sanu and Nikki Tamboli But the duo seems to be thinking otherwise, while Jaan is heard saying "She is a friend, but I am not an Idiot". Jaan Kumar Sanu and Nishant Singh Malkhani On the other hand, Nishant fears that Nikki will turn out to be a dictator of the house if she gets the reigns. Rahul is the only one who is in support of Nikki but gets sceptical after Jaan and Nishant paint his mind. Jaan Kumar Sanu, Rahul Vaidya, Nikki Tamb..
                 

Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah: Gokuldhaam society gears up for Navratri celebrations

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The upcoming episode of Neela Film Productions Private Limited's Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah (TMKOC) will see Gokuldhaam Society gearing up to celebrate the nine days of Navratri. And to put things in action, the Society Secretary – Bhide has decided to call an impromptu meeting. However, in a first, Bhide who is usually the most disciplined and punctual one has failed to show up at the decided time for the Society meeting. Everyone is surprised with this unexpected no-show and Jethaalal latches on to this opportunity for some sweet revenge. It all begins when Abdul bumps into Bhide in the Society compound and enquires about this year's plans for Navratri. Bhide realises that he will have to take everyone's consensus to host the festival since it is still in the middle of a pandemic. For this, he decides to hold a quick Society meeting and requests Abdul to inform everyone to assemble in their balconies at an agreed time. Abdul goes from house to house, and informs everyone ..
                 

Shah Rukh Khan to play a double role of father-son in Atlee's film?

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After going missing from the big screen for almost two years, Shah Rukh Khan is ready to bounce back into action with three films — Siddharth Anand's Pathan, Rajkumar Hirani's social comedy and South filmmaker Atlee's actioner. While it is known that the superstar will be seen in a double role in the Atlee-directed venture, it has now come to light that he will portray the roles of father and son whose conflicting ideals drive a wedge between them. The film will mark his third attempt at a double role after Duplicate (1998) and Don (2006). "Unlike those films however, here, the two characters are a generation apart. At the heart of the actioner is the father-son relationship, which is fractured by their polarising worldviews. The father is a senior R&AW agent, who is on a mission to capture his gangster son. Though the premise is similar to that of Ramesh Sippy's Shakti (1982), the stories have nothing further in common," reveals a source. Khan will apparently sport heavy pro..
                 

Karanvir Bohra defends Rubina Dilaik, tweets, 'Sometimes I find Salman bhai's humour a little condescending'

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While Bigg Boss 14 contestant and television actress Rubina Dilaik in a recent episode complained about Salman Khan's 'samaan' (luggage) comment while addressing her and her husband, Abhinav Shukla, who is also a participant on the show, Karanvir Bohra took to Twitter to defend the former's stance. Karanvir Bohra tweeted, "With all due respect to Salman bhai's stature as an actor/host (#BiggBoss2020 ) I'd like to say that, however silly a mistake you make, you don't like to be laughed at or made mockery out of in public... I love, like I really love, Salim Khan saab, Salma Aunty and Helen Aunty... [sic]" He added, "We have known them for years. I have the highest respect for them, which is why I took everything sportingly in the show (#BiggBoss ) It's in my culture not to speak back to elders, I've been raised that way... but my wife wasn't wrong when she wrote the open letter. [sic]" "She felt, what any wife would feel for their husband, if @RubiDilaik's sentiments are hurt,..
                 

Bheemasena Nalamaharaja: Things to look out for in Aravinnd Iyer starrer

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Since the launch of the trailer of the trailer of eagerly awaited Kannada family drama Bheemasena Nalamaharaja, it has been the talk of the town sharing an exciting glimpse of the delicious and heartwarming story. The film serves a tasty assortment of emotions, friendships and family relationships that are bound by love, food and love for food. Here are the 5 reasons to look forward to Bheemasena Nalamaharaja after watching its trailer Food has the ultimate power to help accomplish relationship goals The trailer depicts that the film is all about family and co-existing relationships within the family of love and affection towards each other. The trailer takes us on an emotional ride filled with all the various phases of life through its characters and how food brings and keeps them together. Based on Six Beautiful Phases of Life, aka Six Rasas The films aims to teach us the importance of love and how well it has the power to blend with the six rasas Sweet, Sour, Salty, Bitter, Pungen..
                 

Pratik Gandhi on Scam 1992: Many think I became a star overnight

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He remembers shooting for a film in Kutch when he got a call. "Hi, I am Hansal Mehta," said the voice on the other end. By the time the call ended, he understood that things were about to change. But his intuition had not prepared him for the overwhelming love that has come his way since Scam 1992: The Harshad Mehta Story dropped online earlier this month. Pratik Gandhi, who has breathed life into the part of Harshad Mehta in the SonyLIV series, exclaims that his phone has been ringing off the hook. "Many people, who have seen me for the first time, might think I became a star overnight. But truth is, I have been around for 15 to 16 years," says Gandhi. "The biggest difference is that now, makers have started considering me for the lead role in mainstream Bollywood films and web shows. I have received calls where directors said, 'I had written the script with someone else in mind, but after watching this show, I think nobody will suit the role better than you.'" Pratik Gandhi with Hans..
                 

B-town buzz: 2020, a year of gratitude for Rahul Dev; Shatrughan Sinha not retired yet

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Despite the happenings of 2020, Rahul Dev considers it to be his year. He has had a string of releases on digital platforms since February. It began with Sanjay Gadhvi's series, Operation Parindey, which was followed by Chirag Arora's Who's Your Daddy? in April. Vishal Pandya's Poison 2 dropped online last week. He has a web film, Raat Baki Hai, slated for next month, followed by the Sanjay Dutt-starrer Torbaaz. "I can only offer gratitude," he says. Shotgun will continue to fire Actor son Luv is in the electoral fray from Bankipur in the impending Bihar assembly poll on a Congress ticket, but it does not spell the end to Shatrughan Sinha's political career. Shotgun will continue to fire his verbal volleys against the powers that be as he is "not at all tired nor retired." He has been roped in as one of the star campaigners for the Congress in the state. At 74, there is no slowing down for him. Yami Gautam starts preparation for Bhoot Police Yami Gautam has started preparing for her u..
                 

25 Years of Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge: Cult Cult Hota Hai

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Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge was not a new story, it was the oldest story in the world, it was the most 'Tapori' story in the world. These are the words that Aditya Chopra himself used to describe what he was making. 'Tapori' is possibly the most charming essence to hook the audiences and that's why this romance went on to become a classic. The lead pair, Shah Rukh Khan and Kajol, were already stars with the success of Baazigar. And Khan already was the Yash Chopra star after the cult of Darr. With DDLJ, as fondly abbreviated, he found himself to be the new romantic hero of Hindi Cinema. He was rechristened as Raj, the ultimate charmer of the celluloid. And every girl aspired to have a story like Simran, breaking free from patriarchy and embracing independence and discovery. Shah Rukh Khan and Kajol are very much in the public domain, and their massive social media following is a testimony to the fact they are yet to fade away. They have been constantly doing films and delivering money-..
                 

Shweta Basu Prasad on High: Trolling is a sign that the series is a hit

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Shweta Basu Prasad, a self-confessed movie buff, reveals that she watched as many as 115 films during the lockdown. However, it has not been all play and no work for the actor. She has had five back-to-back releases — Shukranu, Serious Men, Hostages, Comedy Couple and the recent High. As the MX Player thriller invited mixed reactions, Prasad discusses how she considers herself a script doctor and why High earned her nod. Edited excerpts from the interview. The year 2020 has been a great year for you with back-to-back releases.I cannot complain because coming from a privileged background, I had a roof over my head and food on my plate during the lockdown. I was not desperate to get back to work, since I had no bills to pay, but I did miss work. Besides colouring my hair blue, watching over 115 films and reading seven books, I also started an Instagram chat show called Actors on Actor. On the series, I would have actor friends talk about the work of other actors. In the first episo..
                 

Shah Rukh Khan finally in the house; to kick-off Pathan shoot along with Deepika Padukone and John Abraham

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Over the past year, enthusiastic fans have wondered which project would mark their favourite actor's return to Bollywood after his self-imposed sabbatical. When asked about his comeback, Shah Rukh Khan merely flashed his dimpled smile or offered a witty repartee, thus keeping his cards close to his chest. Now, almost two years since his last release Zero (2018), mid-day has learnt that the superstar is ready to retrace his steps to a movie set — he will kick off the shoot of Siddharth Anand's Pathan at Yash Raj Films studios in Andheri by November-end. John Abraham Knowing that the film will arrive amid high expectations from Khan's legion of fans, producer Aditya Chopra and the director have envisioned it as a tentpole actioner. A trade source reveals, "The first schedule will be a two-month affair that will focus solely on Shah Rukh's portions, after which the unit will take a New Year's break. Deepika Padukone and John Abraham, who plays the antagonist, will join the second st..
                 

See Picture: Suhana Khan strikes a stunning pose with cousin Alia Chhiba

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Suhana Khan, at one point in time, kept her Instagram account private. It has been a while since she made her account public and now, she keeps sharing her pictures and videos with fans and followers. And the latest one is an Instagram story. She took to her Instagram and shared a stunning and gorgeous picture with her cousin Alia Chhiba and both the girls rocked their looks with their attires. Have a look at her picture right here: Suhana had also shared a new post on Instagram which highlights another point she has come across since the age of 12. Though heartbreaking and shocking, Suhana's story is what every other Indian girl goes through. And as Kolkata Knight Riders beat SunRisers Hyderabad on October 18, this is what she had to say and this is how she expressed her joy:       View this post on Instagram the stresss🤭!! since '08 💜@kkriders A post shared by Suhana Khan (@suhanakhan2) onOct 18, 2020 at 7:56am PDT On the personal ..
                 

Shah Rukh Khan-Kajol's statue to be unveiled in London to mark 25 years of Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge

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With Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge (1995), then-debutant director Aditya Chopra not only introduced wide-eyed teenagers to the charm of a Eurail trip, but also gave them an enduring couple in Raj and Simran. As the Shah Rukh Khan and Kajol-fronted drama — which has the distinction of being the longest running Indian film — clocks 25 years tomorrow, Heart of London Business Alliance has announced that a bronze statue of the lead pair will be unveiled in London's Leicester Square. The statue of Harry Potter The statue will depict a scene, which was filmed in the heart of the bustling city. It will be the latest addition to the 'Scenes in the Square' movie trail that includes installations of Harry Potter, Laurel and Hardy, Gene Kelly from Singin' in the Rain (1952) and Wonder Woman. Laurel and Hardy at the square Mark Williams, destination marketing director, Heart of London Business Alliance, says it is an important cultural milestone for Bollywood. "Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayeng..
                 

Bigg Boss 14 Day 14 Update: All is not good in the hood for Rubina Dilaik

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The much-awaited weekend ka Vaar is here and all the contestants dress up and look their best to welcome the host Salman Khan. This Weekend it was a little different for Rubina Dilaik as she doesn't have enough clothes to wear during the Weekend episode. Rubina gets very upset and she refuses to be part of the weekend episode. Even before Salman Khan enters, the contestants are given a task where Nikki and Rubina are made to stand against each other and other contestants have to tell who has more trash in their head. Rubina gets offended and refuses to participate in the task and questions Bigg Boss for giving a task of this nature. Other contestants in the house try to make her understand that it is just a task and she should do it in a good spirit but Rubina refuses to bow down. When Salman Khan enters through ME Tv to meet the contestants, he takes it up with Rubina. He gives an earful to Rubina for questioning Bigg Boss challenging its choice of tasks. Rubina expresses her concern..
                 

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Mira Nair's Monsoon Wedding to have a stage adaptation in India

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The stage adaptation of Mira Nair's Monsoon Wedding (2001) will open in India in November 2021. On Friday, the filmmaker revealed her plans during a virtual masterclass in the ongoing Busan Film Festival. The musical, starring Jaaved Jaaferi and Namit Das, premiered at the Berkeley Repertory Theatre in California in 2017. Vishal Bhardwaj has scored the music, which includes the chartbuster, Kawa Kawa. The film, which bagged the Venice Golden Lion award, featured Naseeruddin Shah, Vasundhara Das, Shefali Shah, Vijay Raaz and Randeep Hooda. In other news, Mira Nair is set to adapt the 2020 Pulitzer Prize finalist New York Times story and podcast The Jungle Prince of Delhi as a drama series for Amazon. Nair, best known for her films Salam Bombay!, The Namesake, and The Reluctant Fundamentalist, besides Monsoon Wedding, is attached as a director and executive producer on the project. Keep scrolling to read more news Catch up on all the latest entertainment news and gossip here. Also,..
                 

Sejal Shah's debut film 'All Ladies Do It' brings Tinto Brass's brand to Indian screening app

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Veteran and world famous Italian filmmaker Tinto Brass a promising experimental and avant-grade director of various genres in the 1960s-70s and now today is known for erotic genre of films is all set to storm the Indian film industry. Lingerie model and actress Sejal Shah is gearing up to bring this Tinto Brass in Hindi cinema. Inspired by his famous film, "All Ladies Do It", Sejal Shah starer movie by the same title in Hindi will be released on November 10, this year on Nuefliks OTT platform. The talented actress Sejal Shah has earlier featured in many web series, short films and music videos. She is making her unique and exclusive debut with this film which is directed by Akhil Gautam; where she plays a young married woman who along with her husband pursues and stalks a young man. Speaking about her character, the young starlet says, "The role is befitting it till the ‘T’, she gracefully carries herself in Indian dresses including sarees and also has the gleaming western..
                 

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Bhoot Police: Director Pavan Kripalani zeroes in on Himachal Pradesh for Saif-Arjun starrer

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It has been a long wait for director Pavan Kripalani, who wanted to take Bhoot Police on floors early this year. However, good things come to those who wait — the filmmaker, joined by his cast that includes Saif Ali Khan, Arjun Kapoor, Jacqueline Fernandez and Yami Gautam, will head to Himachal Pradesh next month to kick off the shoot of the horror comedy. "We will film the first schedule in Dharamshala, followed by stints in Dalhousie and Palampur. The idea is to shoot a chunk in the first schedule; we will wrap up the rest in January," says Kripalani, glad to shake off the lockdown ennui with what he loves doing the most — going behind the camera. "I think everyone wants to resume work; it has been on our mind for a long time." Pavan Kripalani While the picturesque hill stations lend themselves naturally to the script of the horror comedy, the director says the team's choice of locations was determined by a more pressing factor. "[Shooting under current circumstances] is ..
                 

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Producer Mansi Bagla Celebrates Navratri With Maa Sharda

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What are your Navratri celebration rituals?Navratri is all about honouring the holy deity and experiencing spiritual cleansing. I spend my time in the home temple, with my closest friend, meditating to the Divine Shakti. I seek spiritual wisdom to nurture my soul. And this stems from me having a connection with God from the beginning. Moreover, I love dressing in traditional outfits. Looking and feeling Indian makes a woman extremely sensuous! "I'm a god's child. To be its child is a heavenly privilege, but it also comes with sacrifices." – Mansi Bagla How did you realize your closeness to God and spirituality?I realized this early on in my life. I am a god's child; I always felt connected to God but didn't have a proper direction to channel it further. My best friend Palak guided me towards this path. At the time when I lost my mother, when I was unable to ascertain genuine well-wishers from general ones, when I was having irrational doubts and was losing faith in almost everyt..
                 

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Priyanka Chopra Jonas' birthday wish for sister 'Tisha' Parineeti Chopra: Sending you a biiiiiig hug

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Actor Priyanka Chopra Jonas on Thursday showered love over her baby cousin sister Parineeti Chopra as she ringed into her 32nd birthday. Priyanka took to her social media profiles - Instagram and Twitter - to share a drop-dead gorgeous picture of herself with the birthday girl. The picture sees the duo posing at an illuminated Umaid Bhawan Palace from the time of her wedding celebrations that took place in Jodhpur in December 2018. "Happy Birthday Tisha Sending you a biiiiiig hug and Miss you tons @ParineetiChopra," the 'Baywatch' actor tweeted along with the picture. The Chopra sisters enjoy a great bond together and are often seen spending time with each other. 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 This story has been sourced from a third party syndicated ..
                 

Comedy Couple Review: No Laughing Business

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Comedy CoupleOn: ZEE5Director: Nachiket SamantCast: Saqib Saleem, Shweta Basu Prasad, Pooja BediRating:  Comedy Couple is a name that's enough to suggest what the film is going to present. The couple here is Saqib Saleem and Shweta Prasad, and the latter describes this pair as the first Comedy Couple in stage history. And since they both are in the same profession and that too at the same time, there are barely any chances of rivalry or professional jealously. So what could be the reason for conflict? The comedy itself! The couple is named Zoya and Deep, and the former's mother Zohra (Pooja Bedi) advises her to do stand-up comedy alone. Maybe she wants to see her daughter gather all the glory or is insecure and intimidated by the timing of her husband. Maybe she's perturbed by the idea of the division of the accolades. The couple's life is frothy and fun, and given the nature of the narrative, the other characters have to be as comedic, delivering quips instead of dialogues. ..
                 

See Photos: Late Kannada actor Chiranjeevi Sarja's wife Meghana Raj gives birth to baby boy

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Late Kannada actor Chiranjeevi Sarja's wife Meghana Raj gave birth to their child - a baby boy - on Thursday. The late actor's uncle Dhurva Sarja his wife Prerana, took to their social media handle to share the happy news with the fans. Taking to his Instagram stories, Dhurva wrote, "Baby boy. Jai Hanuman (sic)". Dhurva's wife Prerana also shared the good news on her Instagram handle. She wrote, "Meghana Chiru blessed with a baby boy. Thank you all for your prayers and support (sic)". Apart from Dhurva and his wife, Chiranjeevi Sarja's cousin and music composer Suraj Sarja also shared his happiness on Instagram. He said that the family is "Welcoming Chiru with loads of love." The late actor's fan clubs also shared first pictures of the baby boy. In one of the videos shared by a fan club, we can see the toddler pictured close to his father Chiranjeevi's portrait       View this post on Instagram Junior chiru is back ðŸ˜&A..
                 

Shyam Benegal on Sheikh Mujibur Rahman biopic: We'll shoot in Mumbai, Dhaka

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Last year, India and Bangladesh joined hands for a film on Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman to mark his birth centenary in 2020. With his mastery over the craft and insightful storytelling, acclaimed filmmaker Shyam Benegal was entrusted the responsibility to helm the biopic. The director, who has been putting the building blocks together since, indicates that the movie may not roll before the year-end. "I am keeping my fingers crossed. The quicker we start, the better it is for us. But it doesn't seem that [we may be able to roll] this year. It has been such an unusual year that one can't predict anything," says Benegal. While scriptwriter Atul Tiwari had headed to the neighbouring country for research last year before developing the script, the veteran informs that the team has also zeroed in on the locations. "We will be shooting in Mumbai, Dhaka and some more places. The cast has been locked. We have roped in a Bangladeshi actor because the film will be made in Bengali," he inform..
                 

See Photos: Neha Dhupia is chilling out in the Maldives with husband Angad Bedi and daughter Mehr

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Maldives seems to be the destination of choice for our Bollywood celebrities who are looking for a chilled-out getaway by the sea. In recent times, a number of celebs visited the island nation including Mouni Roy, Mandira Bedi, Taapsee Pannu with her boyfriend Mathias Boe and sisters, and now, the latest celebrities being Neha Dhupia and Angad Bedi with daughter Mehr. Neha Dhupia shared some pictures from her Maldives holiday of her floating around in the swimming pool in a pink polka dot swimsuit and sunnies. Check out the photos below:       View this post on Instagram A post shared by Neha Dhupia (@nehadhupia) onOct 21, 2020 at 7:00am PDT Neha Dhupia also shared a couple of photos of husband actor Angad Bedi hogging on some ice-cream and completely focusing on the task at hand. Neha and Angad's little girl Mehr, too, seems to be having a nice time on her holiday. Mommy Neha shared a photo of Mehr, while not revealing her face to the camera. How adorable does ..
                 

Avengers assemble to defend Chris Pratt

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Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) stars Robert Downey Jr, Mark Ruffalo and Zoe Saldana have rallied in support of co-star Chris Pratt who was dubbed "the worst Chris" on Twitter. A user started a poll on a website, asking people to choose the "worst Chris" from all the Chrises of Hollywood — Chris Pine, Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth and Chris Pratt. Those who took part in the poll started trolling Pratt for his involvement in a conservative church, which was described as "infamously anti-LGBTQ" by actor Ellen Page a few years ago. Defending his co-star, Downey Jr asked Pratt's detractors to look at their own lives before commenting on him. "What a world. The 'sinless' are casting stones at my brother, Chris Pratt. A real Christian who lives by principle has never demonstrated anything but positivity and gratitude." Downey Jr wrote in a post on Instagram alongside a photo of his with Pratt. "If you take issue with Chris, I've got a novel idea. Delete your social media accounts, sit w..
                 

Neena and Masaba Gupta's cute banter on the former's riyaaz video is mother-daughter goals!

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If there's one mother-daughter duo we adore, it's Neena and Masaba Gupta. The ladies are sassy, savage and so stylish! Neena and Masaba Gupta showed the world how wonderful and hilarious a mother-daughter's relationship can be in their recent Netflix show Masaba Masaba. And that's just how the pair is in real life too. Badhaai Ho actress Neena Gupta recently shared a video of herself doing her morning riyaaz and Masaba had the best response for mummy dearest. Sharing the video, Neena wrote, "Morning riyaz in d mountains Thanks zoom and thanks prasanna guruji"       View this post on Instagram Morning riyaz in d mountains Thanks zoom and thanks prasanna guruji A post shared by Neena Gupta (@neena_gupta) onOct 20, 2020 at 7:44pm PDT Guess what darling daughter Masaba had to say to the riyaaz? The fashion designer wrote, "Sur toh pakdo mummy" with a couple of LOL emojis. Neena Gupta, being the fabulous woman she is, replied to Masaba saying, "riyaz means sur pakadne..
                 

Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah: Jethaa Lal fumes as Iyer plans to move back to village with Babita

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The upcoming episode of Neela Film Productions Private Limited’s Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah (TMKOC) will see Jethaalal panic like never before. Unable to take the stress of being locked down at home, Iyer declares to everyone in Gokuldhaam Society that Babita and he have planned to move back to their village home. Upon hearing this, Jethaalal pangs, almost as if someone has pulled the carpet from under his feet. To make sure that Iyer does not really take the idea to move out of Gokuladhaam Society along with Babita any further, he begins to enumerate all the disadvantages of moving to the village. As we all know, just about everyone in Gokuldhaam Society is feeling uncomfortable about the new norm. Not having stepped out of their homes for so long is driving them up the wall. Each one of them is thinking of ways to break the monotony of the everyday life locked in at home. On one such occasion, with everyone in their balconies, while discussing on the same topic, Iyer blurt..
                 

Parmeet Sethi on playing Kuljeet in DDLJ: Aditya Chopra had signed someone else for the role

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One of the most favourite Hindi romances of all time, Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge (DDLJ), has clocked 25 years today, October 20. Aditya Chopra's directorial hit screens on October 20, 1995, and has enjoyed a tremendous fan following across all generations. With Shah Rukh Khan and Kajol in the lead, along with power-packed performances from Amrish Puri, Anupam Kher, Parmeet Sethi, Mandira Bedi and Pooja Ruparel, DDLJ went on to become an inspiration for love stories in India. A quarter century post its release, the movie continues to work its magic on fans like never before. Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge follows the incredible journey of the charming Raj and contrastingly conservative Simran, who fall in love while vacationing in Europe. The couple takes audiences across India, London and Switzerland, as they cross multiple hurdles before the famous 'Jaa Simran Jee Le Apni Zindagi’ moment. On DDLJ clocking 25 years, Parmeet Sethi got nostalgic and shared, "The film completing..
                 

Vijay Varma on Gully Boy: Zoya Akhtar felt something in me was broken

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An avid fan of Mirzapur, Vijay Varma remembers devouring the first season when it dropped online in 2018. Two years since, the actor finds himself standing shoulder-to-shoulder with Pankaj Tripathi and Ali Fazal in the upcoming second edition. "The prospect of being part of the show was exciting. I joined them soon after [the release of Gully Boy] in 2019. The role was meaty enough to sink my teeth into; the character and his family served as an interesting addition to the world. They do a lot to pique interest," says Varma, who plays a goon in the Gurmmeet Singh-directed crime drama. Vijay Varma in Mirzapur 2 Having spent several years in the industry exploring roles that could bring him in the spotlight, the actor is aware that Zoya Akhtar's Gully Boy (2019) was the turning point of his career. "Towards the close of the film's shoot, I had asked Zoya why she cast me, and she said she felt something within me had been broken. I was not in the best [mental state] because I had see..
                 

Telly Tattle: Tannaz Irani injured her eye, while playing with daughter

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Eye-ready! Tannaz Irani, who plays Maharani Rajeshwari Singh Rawat on Apna Bhi Time Aayega, recently injured her eye. Talking about her injury on Instagram she had wrote, "On Sunday night, while playing with my daughter, I accidentally ran into this iron jungle gym and bursted my eyelid and my skin tore near the ear as well. Luckily our neighbours came running for our help, and we rushed to the doctors. That is why, I was away from social media and my fans! [sic]" "I am glad that my family did not ask me to take time off," says the actor who resumed shoot immediately. She took to her Instagram account to share photos of her injury and wrote:       View this post on Instagram Good Morning everyone!! Weekdays are for fresh start, but today this soldier is down.😞 On Sunday night, while playing with my daughter, I accidentally ran into this iron jungle gym and bursted my eyelid and my skin tore near the ear as well. Luckily our neighbours came running for our help, an..
                 

'It's a fusion of Indian, English and Swahili'

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Barely a few months old, Salim-Sulaiman's music label is turning out to be a treasure trove of unconventional sounds owing to the duo's decision to encourage artistes who would rarely find opportunities in mainstream music. Following Armaan Malik's Beech raaste, the label's latest offering is a track by friends of 25 years. An ode to daughters, Jogi re sees Vijay Prakash and Tapas Relia blend Swahili, Hindustani and jazz music. The uncanny amalgamation of styles, says Relia, came about owing to their individual preferences. "Vijay is a celebrated classical singer. I am known for contemporary music, and our daughters have grown up listening to western pop songs. They are comfortable singing in English. While the initial plan didn't involve bringing these styles together, we eventually ended up doing so," he says. Despite being rooted in Indian music, Prakash asserts that the sound is international. "[Our daughters] Kavya and Laakhi's signature jazz portion significantly enhanced the tr..
                 

Laxmmi Bomb producer Tusshar Kapoor: When normalcy returns, cinemas will be first choice

6 days ago  
News / Mid-Day/ Entertainment  
When the pandemic-induced lockdown hit the theatrical business in India, it was evident that producers would have to take tough calls regarding their films' release. In April, in a game-changing move, Laxmmi Bomb became the first big-ticket movie to pursue discussions about a digital release. Six months and a string of digital premieres later, as the Akshay Kumar-starrer is poised for a Diwali release on Disney+Hotstar, producer Tusshar Kapoor says shifting gears to an OTT release was a practical, though difficult, decision. "The movie was originally expected to release in cinemas in May. But we had a new set of circumstances, and took an informed and logical decision in the light of the events. As the makers, we wanted to show the film to a large audience. This move felt right because more people will watch it online than in theatres at this point of time. We are taking the film beyond geographical restrictions. Disney+Hotstar has a massive following due to the Indian Premier League. ..