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Daughters' Day: Ajay Devgn, Mahesh Babu, Mira Rajput share adorable pictures

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From Kajol to Farah Khan and from Mahesh Babu to Mira Rajput, celebrities took to their social media handles and penned heartfelt posts for their daughters on the occasion of Daughters' Day on Sunday. Ajay Devgn shared a throwback picture with his teenage daughter Nysa on social media and wrote a message for her, "Daughters should be celebrated everyday, even more so TODAY."       View this post on Instagram A post shared by Ajay Devgn (@ajaydevgn) onSep 21, 2019 at 9:31pm PDT His wife Kajol also shared an adorable picture with Nysa Devgan. In the image, the Dilwale actress can be seen hugging her daughter. She wrote, "You will always fit in my arms Nysa. Happy Daughters' Day."       View this post on Instagram A post shared by Kajol Devgan (@kajol) onSep 21, 2019 at 10:00pm PDT Sanjay Kapoor's wife Maheep Kapoor shared a childhood picture of her daughter Shanaya. The cute little kiddo can be seen resting comfortably in her mother's arm. Mahe..
                 

B-town buzz: Alia Bhatt supports Greta Thunberg; Huma Qureshi's exotic vacation

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Alia Bhatt has extended her support for Swedish environmental activist Greta Thunberg, calling her the 'voice of the future'. Thunberg has come into the spotlight for raising global awareness of the risks posed by climate change, and holding politicians to account for their lack of action on the climate crisis. Bhatt took to her Instastory to acknowledge her. Huma's exotic spa vacation Huma Qureshi has wrapped up the first schedule of her upcoming film The Army of The Dead. The actor was shooting for the Zack Snyder-directed film and has now taken time off before the second schedule rolls. She jetted off to a luxury spa in California; one that's touted to be frequented by the likes of Nicole Kidman, Oprah Winfrey, Martha Stewart and Barbra Streisand. The second leg of Snyder's film rolls in Atlantic City. More visits to New Jersey The Producers Guild of India has signed an agreement with New Jersey authorities to facilitate the shooting of Indian films in the US state. New Jerse..
                 

B-town buzz: Priyanka Chopra grooves to Ghungroo; Govinda turns brand ambassador

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As if the love showered by fans was not enough, Priyanka Chopra Jonas has also joined the bandwagon in celebrating the War song, Ghunghroo. After PC was seen grooving to the song on Instagram, composer Vishal Dadlani says, "PC always has the best taste in music. Now that she's put the clip, it will travel further. She knows we love her." Off to MP now Govinda will be the brand ambassador of Madhya Pradesh, and will help promote the state's traditions and tourist places, Public Relations Minister PC Sharma said. The actor has had a five-year stint as Congress Lok Sabha MP from Mumbai North constituency, having defeated BJP heavyweight Ram Naik in 2004. Sharma said the state government was planning to set up a film city as several productions units are visiting places like Maheshwar and Mandu. Anupam Kher's most special film During an interaction session with fans on Twitter, Anupam Kher revealed that his 1984 drama, Saaransh, was a special film. "#Saaransh will always remain once in ..
                 

Manoj Bajpayee: Haven't managed to impress my daughter yet

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He is counted amongst the finest talents produced by the industry. But at home, Manoj Bajpayee jokes that he has yet to measure up to eight-year-old daughter Ava Nayla's expectations. "She is crazy about Varun Dhawan and Tiger Shroff. I have still not managed to impress her," grins the actor. Blame it on Bajpayee's choice of projects perhaps, which are often gritty and hard-hitting. However, his latest offering, The Family Man, walks that fine line between a comedy and a thriller. The actor plays Srikant Tiwari, an undercover agent for the Threat Analysis and Surveillance Cell, in the Amazon Prime Video show. And before you imagine a gun-toting hero in a hyper-stylised actioner, here's the caveat—director duo Raj-DK infuse this thriller with their signature brand of humour. Our desi Chembur-based Bond may be chasing terrorists, but he also can't afford to forget to pick up his kids from school. "Srikant is a man leading two different lives," explains Bajpayee, over sips of diet c..
                 

Nach Baliye 9: Anita Hassanandani and Rohit Reddy get married again

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The current and former couples of the television industry are entertaining the audience with their back-to-back performances on Nach Baliye 9. As the competition intensifies, the top contestants are pulling out all the stops to present pathbreaking performances and impress everyone with their scintillating moves. This weekend, the viewers can look forward to one of the most romantic and dreamlike proposals ever that has happened. Undoubtedly, one of the most adorable couples of the television industry Anita Hassanandani and Rohit Reddy is going to give everyone couple goals for sure! Television's cutest Jodi, Anita Hassanandani and Rohit Reddy have redefined the meaning of true love for all of us. The two completed 10 years of knowing each other and Rohit decided to celebrate it in a grand way. What better than getting remarried to your better half on the national television. Rohit Reddy planned a romantic and dreamy set-up with balloons and flowers to surprise his Baliye on stage. He..
                 

Nach Baliye 9: Raveena Tandon confesses she has a huge crush on Sanjay Dutt

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The upcoming episode of Nach Baliye 9 will see actor Sanjay Dutt on the stage of this dance reality show. While on the show, celebrity judge Raveena Tandon revealed that she has a huge crush on the Munnabhai actor. It was a cute moment on sets when Raveena Tandon disclosed this to the audience and participants. Sanjay Dutt and Raveena Tandon have worked together in many hit movies - Zamane Se Kya Darna, Aatish and Vijeta to name a few which have been chart-busters back in the day. Furthermore, Sanju Baba in an animated conversation with Maniesh Paul got to know that 'Tamma Tamma' in some dialect means a perfect person. Sanjay Dutt in his signature style said, "Well Maniesh if you are talking about being perfect, I don't think that anyone is as perfect as Raveena!" After hearing this comment, all Raveena could do was blush and graciously accept the appreciation from another Sanjay Dutt. This interaction became more interesting when Urvashi Dholakia also admitted to having a crush on Sa..
                 

Inaamulhaq bags Best Actor for Nakkash at India International Film Festival of Boston

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Recognised for playing different roles in films like Firaaq, Filmistaan, Airlift, Jolly LLB 2 and Lucknow Central, Inaamulhaq won the Best Actor Award for his recently released film Nakkash at India International Film Festival of Boston. Zaigham Imam too won the Best Director. Before this, Inaamulhaq also won the Best Actor at DCSAFF. Last year the first look of the film was revealed at Cannes film Festival. Announcing his excitement, the actor took to his social media page and shared his feelings by saying, "Good News! Such news neither bring any change in my body nor in my soul. But my 'stubbornness of following my heart' starts dancing in full joy. 'Stubbornness' can destroy if it is negative, on the contrary, it constructs if it is Positive. Whatever I am till now, I am made up of those pieces of 'positivity'. Each time my belief in optimism increases. The fuel tank of 'Dreaming Machinery refills. The flying altitude rises to another level. And my shoulders gets heavier due to more..
                 

Sacred Games creator Vikramaditya Motwane: Now, Indian content is getting noticed globally

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It's a great feeling that we are being recognised at an international level," says an elated Vikramaditya Motwane when we connect with him over a call, hours after the announcement of the International Emmy Awards nominations on Thursday night. A mundane weekday had quickly turned exciting for ardent cinephiles as India bagged four nominations at the prestigious awards forum. While Sacred Games earned a nod in the Best Drama category and Amazon Prime Video's The Remix, in the Non-Scripted Entertainment category, Netflix's anthology Lust Stories walked away with a nomination in the TV Movie/Mini-Series category. Radhika Apte, who featured in Anurag Kashyap's chapter in Lust Stories, is vying for the Best Actress trophy. A still from Lust Stories Motwane, who was the co-director of the first season and showrunner of the second, says that this honour brings a sense of validation. As Netflix India's first original series, the Saif Ali Khan and Nawazuddin Siddiqui starrer could well be cred..
                 

Sunny Deol directs Karan Deol's debut: 5 star kids who were launched by their fathers

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After working tirelessly for the past two-and-a-half years, Sunny Deol is ready to present his labour of love, Pal Pal Dil Ke Paas — that marks the debut of son Karan Deol — with the world. Karan Deol joins the list of star kids introduced to Bollywood movie buffs this year, after Pranutan Bahl, Ananya Panday, Meezaan Jaaferi, Karan Kapadia and Abhimanyu Dassani. While a lot of star kids take the route of big production houses to launch their careers, Karan Deol's launch vehicle was helmed by his father. The reason? Sunny Deol states, "From the outside, it may seem that people will line up to sign Karan since he belongs to the Deol family. But it doesn't work that way. In our family, the elders help a child in taking the initial step. After that, he is left to figure things for himself. So, I need to guide Rocky [Karan] and give him a platform to showcase his talent, initially." Set in Himachal Pradesh, the film narrates a love story that strives to understand the emotion a..
                 

The Goldfinch Movie Review: A missed opportunity

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Film: The GoldfinchCast: Ansel Elgort, Nicole Kidman, Sarah PaulsonDirector: John CrowleyWriter: Peter StraughanRating: Runtime: 149 min John Crowley's "The Goldfinch," maybe an epic effort to adapt Donna Tartt's Pulitzer Prize winner but the film fails to get friendly with the true essence and heart of that telling. The plotting is pretty much faithful but the treatment leaves a lot to be desired. Tartt's book is a nuanced, descriptive experience about the human condition when sudden trauma and grief derail life's trajectory but Crowley's film doesn't appear to get that. The mechanics may be the same but there's quite a bit missing here. The Goldfinch is the title of the painting that was on exhibit at the Metropolitan Museum of Modern Art that Theo Decker and his mother were visiting, at the time when Terrorists struck. Theo (Oakes Fegley as the younger 13 years old before Ansel Elgort takes over) who was left orphaned by the attack( his father is MIA), had taken the painting of..
                 

Kangana Ranaut undergoes extensive prosthetic prep for Thalaivi in the US

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Kangana Ranaut is one actor who pays attention to every detail in the character she plays. Ever since it was announced that Kangana will be playing Jayalalithaa in a biopic, there was a lot of interest around how the actor would look, especially in the older version. Kangy's sister Rangoli also tweeted a few pictures and going by the looks of it, the Queen actress is all set to step into the shoes of 'iron lady' Jayalalithaa. Kangana Ranaut trying prosthetics for Thalaivi The extensive measurements for prosthetics are in addition to the 'Simran' actor learning Bharatnatyam and Tamil for Thalaivi. The film will go on floors post-Diwali near Mysore. Kangana flew to Los Angeles a few days ago for the measurements earlier this week. The producer of the film, Vishnu Induri, has earlier revealed that Hollywood artist, Jason Collins, who has worked on films like Blade Runner and Caption Marvel, will be working on Kangana's look in Thalaivi. Check out Rangoli's tweet right away! This is how m..
                 

Birthday Special Quiz: How well do you know Mahesh Bhatt?

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Lage Raho Munna Bhai cast - Sanjay Dutt, Arshad Warsi, Vidya Balan reunite for Gandhigiri session

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It may have been over a decade to the release of Lage Raho Munna Bhai (2006), but the concept of Gandhigiri continues to dominate public sentiment. So when BBC decided to create a special segment for Gandhi Jayanti, the team decided to turn to the cast of the comedy. Sanjay Dutt, Vidya Balan, Arshad Warsi, Boman Irani and Dilip Prabhavalkar recently shot for a video that will have them discussing the genesis of Gandhigiri in the film, and its importance in today's times. Vidya Balan and Arshad Warsi A source says, "A team from BBC approached producer Vidhu Vinod Chopra, expressing their interest in getting together the Munna Bhai actors for a special chat. When the actors heard of the idea, they were more than happy to come together and reminisce about the movie. They recently shot for the impromptu chat at a suburban studio in Mumbai. During the chat, the actors discussed how the success of Lage Raho Munna Bhai went beyond their wildest imagination and how the film continues to be rem..
                 

Show off your family style just like Saif, Kareena and Taimur Ali Khan

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Saif Ali Khan with wife Kareena Kapoor Khan and son Taimur Ali Khan were spotted at the Mumbai airport. While Saif looked handsome in his blue kurta, white pyjama with brown boots, Bebo looked beautiful in a brown jacket, white tee, and jeans. Little Tim wore a white top and denim with blue shoes. The Khan family looked adorable as they stepped out in casual wear. Buy these outfits at affordable prices only on Amazon. Larwa Men's Silk Kurta Pyjama Dress up to impress by donning this amazing kurta. This regular-fit kurta features full-sleeves to give you a classy look with comfort. Made from banarasi dupion, this regular-fit kurta pyjama set is enough to make a style statement. Team this outfit with embroidered mojris and rock your look. Larwa Men's Silk Kurta Pyjama is available at an affordable price of Rs 846. Shop it here Raabta World Italian Beige Faux Leather Jacket Trendy and visually appealing, this beige faux leather jacket will make you look extremely charming. Made of Itali..
                 

Sye Raa Narasimha Reddy: From Amitabh Bachchan to Nayanthara, here's a list of who plays what

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The trailer of Chiranjeevi's Sye Raa Narasimha Reddy managed to create exactly the kind of impact the makers thought or expected it would. The grandeur and grit have left everyone curious and bewitched. The leading man is essaying the eponymous character and fascinatingly looks the part. He's ferocious yet fragile in his demeanour. It's the role of a lifetime for an iconic actor and a celebrated superstar. But a film like this one deserves an equally fantastic cast and it does boast of an impressive one. We have glimpses of all the integral characters, but not everyone is aware of who's playing whom. So from Amitabh Bachchan to Nayanthara, here are what the stars are essaying in this ambitious historical: 1. Amitabh Bachchan It will be a treat for all cinema aficionados to witness two of the biggest and most celebrated actors in one frame. Bachchan portrays the role of Guru Gosayi Venkanna, Reddy's guru who inspired him and played a great role in shaping his life and ideologies. The a..
                 

Richa Chadha: I have been a big supporter of #MeToo movement, my empathy lies with survivors

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Of late, the world of cinema has seen a raging debate: Should a film be viewed only in its immediate context, or within the larger construct of society? Richa Chadha's latest release, Section 375, is the latest to be drawn into this debate. The courtroom drama released at a time when the #MeToo India movement could have done with unflinching support. Even as a section of the audience lauded director Ajay Bahl for his balanced view, many feminist groups questioned the stance of the film, which depicts how women often abuse the very law that was made to protect them. "What if the motive of the film is to evoke fear in men who are in a position of power and coerce young women to have sex with them? The point was to educate people about the law, which is complex because it takes a position of power into account in the victim-aggressor dynamic. I have been a big supporter of the #MeToo movement and my empathy lies with the survivors. The intention was to never run down what they are feeling..
                 

Alia Bhatt to play Gangubai Kothewali in Sanjay Leela Bhansali's next?

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Alia Bhatt has been regularly papped outside Sanjay Leela Bhansali's Juhu office, fuelling speculation that the duo is reimagining In-shaa-Allah, albeit with another male actor. However, contrary to rumours, mid-day has heard that the two are in talks for another project, tentatively titled Gangubai. Sanjay Leela Bhansali A source from the production team informs, "Bhansali had committed to working with Alia and is not one to go back on his word. Owing to his creative fallout with Salman Khan and In-shaa-Allah being subsequently shelved, Alia ended up getting the raw deal. Priyanka Chopra So, Sanjay is now discussing a film revolving around a brothel owner of Kamathipura, Gangubai. The film will be an adaptation of a chapter from S Husain Zaidi's Mafia Queens Of Mumbai. Currently, the discussion is in the nascent stage. The film was earlier offered to Priyanka Chopra, but she has her hands full with the Mindy Kaling film and The White Tiger adaptation." Also Read: Alia Bhatt and R..
                 

Telly Tattle: Shweta Basu Prasad loses her eyebrows; Kalki Koechlin is fit as a fiddle

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Shweta Basu Prasad plays a character who loses her brows in the upcoming teleplay, Gudiya Ki Shaadi. A bottle mix-up leads to the calamity. The actor says, "Samta Sagar's story is a comedy of errors that also has an inspiring message for girls who face ridicule." Beauty, as they say, is skin deep. It's a long road ahead for Kalki Shooting for the web series, Bhram, is making Kalki Koechlin fit as a fiddle. The unit is shooting in Chail, Himachal Pradesh. To reach the location of the shoot, the unit is either trekking the mountainous terrain or driving on a long winding road to the mountain top. The actor prefers to climb to the shooting spot, which takes about 45 minutes. It is also her way of working out while shooting and breathing clean and fresh air.  Wild talk with Ma Sheela, KJo Karan Johar will be indulging in some "wild wild conversation" with Ma Anand Sheela, secretary of the late godman Bhagwan Rajneesh. The event, hosted by Sipping Thoughts, a platform focusing on wom..
                 

Kanye West setting up Khloe Kardashian with Brad Pitt?

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Rapper Kanye West is reportedly trying to set up his sister-in-law Khloe Kardashian with Hollywood star Brad Pitt. He hosted Pitt at his Sunday Service, alongside Khloe, as well as her sisters Kim, Kendall and Kourtney, reports "mirror.co.uk". Khloe Kardashian Khloe has never hidden the fact that she has a crush on Pitt, and has revealed on live radio once that she would love to have sex with him on-air. She told host Howard Stern: "Bring in Brad Pitt and I'll f*** him on air." Khloe had added that she thinks he is "really good looking." Brad Pitt Also, after Pitt split from Angelina Jolie, Khole gushed on her website about how "handsome" he was. She wrote on her website: "I love him (but) I didn't like him when he was super young, like in 'Thelma & Louise'." Catch up on all the latest entertainment news and gossip here. Also download the new mid-day Android and iOS apps to get latest updates..
                 

Dulquer Salmaan: I haven't been able to spend enough time with Maryam, who has just learnt to talk

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One would assume that adulation rests easy on Dulquer Salmaan's shoulders — after all, he has witnessed it up-close since childhood, courtesy superstar father Mammootty, and gone on to amass a legion of fans of his own. But broach the subject of his immense popularity among women — he is one of the few stars to have a women's fan association, All Kerala Dulquer Salmaan Fans And Welfare Association — and he sheepishly grins, "The fans are sweet. They are there on the set, at events and even follow me to my car. But I do not think too much about it." In the seven years since he burst on the scene, his love for acting has seen him dabble in Malayalam, Tamil and Telugu cinema. After a tepid start in Bollywood with Karwaan (2018) last year, Salmaan is ready to follow it up with a mainstream offering, The Zoya Factor, opposite Sonam K Ahuja. "Sonam loves fashion, so she always has something to say about my outfits and how I should rock them, especially now, during promotion..
                 

Five times Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh proved they're just a regular couple

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They may look sophisticated and chic at events and awards ceremonies, but they're down-to-earth and real too. We're talking about Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh, two of the most brilliant actors Bollywood has seen in recent times, and a couple that keeps giving us relationship and marriage goals.  In many ways, Deepika and Ranveer keep proving that they're just like us. From the way they post goofy comments on each other's social media photos to the way they treat each other in public, #DeepVeer are the 'it' couple that everyone is fond of. Here are five times Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh proved that they're just an everyday couple. When Deepika spoke about nagging Ranveer There's nagging and nitpicking in every relationship and that's no secret. But whoever thought even celebrities suffered the brunt of it? In an Instagram post shared by Ranveer where he's seen wearing a pair of headphones, Deepika's comment stood out in a sea of comments. Deepika Padukone wrote, "I fee..
                 

Satyajeet Dubey: Working with Sanjay Dutt for Prassthanam has been an enriching experience

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Only months after he forayed into production with Baba, Sanjay Dutt is eager to expand his role beyond filmmaking. mid-day has learnt that the recently launched studio, Sanjay S Dutt Productions, has started a talent wing to mentor budding artistes. Satyajeet Dubey, who plays Dutt's son in Prassthanam, is one of the first actors to be taken under the wing. Confirming the development, Dubey heaps praise on his mentor and co-star Dutt. Satyajeet Dubey "Working with him has been an enriching experience. Sanjay sir treated me like his own and would share the wisdom he gained from his life experiences. It's surreal [to be groomed by him.]" Rumours suggest that Dutt has zeroed in on Dubey for his next Hindi production. Dubey clams up, saying, "Let's wait for the announcement from the high command." Also Read: Watch Video: Sanjay Dutt has also been enamoured by Ayushmann Khurrana aka Dream girl Pooja! Catch up on all the latest entertainment news and gossip here. Also download the new mi..
                 

Rapper Wiz Khalifa performs in Mumbai; Madhuri Dixit thanks the star

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American rapper Wiz Khalifa came down to India and recently performed in Mumbai as part of the Sunburn arena concert series. Wiz Khalifa's concert took place on September 15, at Jio Gardens in Bandra, Mumbai. Wiz Khalifa, who is popular for songs like Black and Yellow, and See You Again, has quite a massive fan following in India. The concert also had artistes like Ananya Birla, Emiway Bantai, Monica Dogra, Ishani X Bobkat and The Mxxnlight perform before Wiz Khalifa's set. The concert, as expected, was attended by thousands of fans and several celebrities, too. Madhuri Dixit and husband Dr Shriram Nene also attended the concert, after which the Hum Aapke Hain Koun actress even thanked the rapper for his performance. Madhuri, who attended the concert with her husband and their son Arin Nene, shared a picture with the rapper along with another rapper, Raja Kumari. "Thanks for showing the world yet again that music knows no boundaries of genre, age, culture, etc. @wizkhalifa. We had a g..
                 

Angad Bedi: We sourced outfits from Karan Johar's wardrobe

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After Inside Edge, Angad Bedi will be seen playing a cricketer once again in Sonam K Ahuja and Dulquer Salmaan starrer The Zoya Factor. To stay true to his flamboyant character, Bedi's stylist Abhilasha Devnani had to design looks that were high on the style quotient. Thankfully, they didn't have to look too far for inspiration. Turns out, Karan Johar played the perfect style guru and threw open his wardrobe for Bedi. A source says, "When he learnt from the film's producer and his long-time friend Pooja Shetty that Angad's character was to be styled as a fashion-forward sports star, KJo graciously offered his outfits to him. Karan has an enviable collection of high-end brand outfits and he was more than happy to have Angad sport them on screen. So in the scenes where Angad is off the field, he will be seen wearing the filmmaker's clothes, including jumpers from Gucci, Balenciaga and other brands." Angad Bedi Confirming the news, Bedi adds, "We sourced every kind of attire — from ..
                 

25 years of FRIENDS: Take a look at the popular bromances on Television

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Twenty-five years ago, actors Jennifer Aniston, David Schwimmer, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matt LeBlanc and Matthew Perry became household names with the popular American sitcom "Friends". Till date, the star cast is fondly known by their characters' names among their fans. And now the show is all set to complete 25 years since its launch. The first episode was aired on September 22, 1994. Our favourite bros on TV, too, have mirrored this very reassuring sense of 'Bromance', giving us some very memorable bromantic moments on television: 'F.R.I.E.N.D.S' That moment when Chandler was secretly visiting Monica, while Joey still thought that he was in Tulsa and Monica was cheating on him. Watch 'the best of F.R.I.E.N.D.S' on Comedy Central 'Supernatural' The entire season when Dean was trying to keep Sam from becoming ‘the demon’? Yes, they had quite a few emotional dialogues. 'Sherlock' In 'The Sign of Three' when John Watson was getting married and Sherlock gave a mushy Bes..
                 

Shraddha Kapoor chooses Ramayan over Ajay Devgn -Ranbir Kapoor's next?

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Over the past few days, rumours have been rife that Shraddha Kapoor has been approached to play the female lead in the yet-untitled film, which brings Ajay Devgn and Ranbir Kapoor together. However, if sources close to the development are to be believed, it is not the Luv Ranjan project that has caught her fancy. mid-day has it that Shraddha has opted out of the film to make way for another biggie — the Rs 600-crore period drama, Ramayan. A trade source reveals, "Shraddha was approached for Luv Ranjan's next opposite Ranbir. However, she may not do the film as she is already in talks for Nitesh Tiwari's Ramayan. Nitesh has approached Shraddha for the role of Sita. Since both projects will kick off around the same time next year, Shraddha is keen to do the period drama." Ajay Devgn and Ranbir Kapoor Also Read: Shraddha Kapoor crosses 34 million followers on Instagram Catch up on all the latest entertainment news and gossip here. Also download the new mid-day Android and iOS a..
                 

Pal Pal Dil Ke Paas Movie Review: Pal Pal Dil Ke Traas!

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Pal Pal Dil Ke PaasU/A; Drama, ActionDirector: Sunny DeolCast: Karan Deol, Sahher BambbaRating:  He calls her, "Ms Sethi." She calls him, "Mr Sehgal." How sweet. You sorta feel sorry for this lead-girl (Sahher Bambba) on a Manali trek with the local, rock-climbing tour-guide dude (Karan Deol) in this film though. Her chief concern, while going through severe altitude-sickness, is that she doesn't have her eye-liners on, to save the day. "Eye-liner saans lene jaisa hota hai. Eye-liner nahin, toh aankhein hi nahin (Eye-liner to the eyes is like breathing to the rest of the body. No eye-liner equals having no eyes)," she says. Don't roll your eyes. This is the film's most profound one-liner. You live and learn. That said, you feel for this girl further. All her life what she really wanted to pursue was professional singing. And then, on an open-mic night, she performed. Her boyfriend at the time laughed as she sang. She'd barely begun the opening stanza of the Kishore Kumar, RD Burma..
                 

Ranveer Singh to get waxed again

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"Mama, we're going to London," said actor Ranveer Singh about getting his wax statue at Madame Tussauds. Singh made the announcement while receiving an award at IIFA Awards 2019. "My mother-in-law was like — you've to work hard too, we want a statue of you also. Mama, we're going to London. I will see you in London," said Singh, referring to the fact that wife and actor Deepika Padukone already has her statue at the museum. Talking about Padukone's statue, he said: "Let me just add that my wife's 'putla' is the sexiest of all. Deepika is a perfectionist, therefore she was particular about all the time that she devoted in getting her statue made." Ranveer said: "I'm going to be figuring out my pose and dress. It's going to be you and me baby, husband and wife, in Madame Tussauds together. Boom." Ranveer Singh at IIFA Awards 2019 Talking about IIFA Awards 2019, Ranveer Singh, needless to say, was a livewire on stage! He performed on a Ganpati song and rapped in his Gully Boy style...
                 

Rambo: Last Blood Movie Review: Unsettling Gory Mayhem

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Rambo: Last BloodA; Action, Adventure, Thriller Cast: Sylvester Stallone, Paz Vega, Sergio Peris-Mencheta, Adriana Barraza, Yvette Monreal, Óscar Jaenada, Genie Kim, Sheila Shah, Joaquín CosioDirector: Adrian GrunbergRating:  Stallone's second-best franchise (after Rocky) gets renewed vigour in a 'Taken' like set-up. This fifth instalment of the 1982 Rambo may not have the political allegory of yore but it revels in a baddie slaughter-fest that is likely to keep the audience cowed down and squirming in their seats. It's an unapologetic genre flick meant to satisfy the genre fans and that's exactly what Grunberg and his writers; Stallone and Mathew Cirulnick set out to do. The psychopath in John Rambo (73-year-old Sylvester Stallone) is rather leashed by prescription pills and a loving bond with a family friend, Maria (Adriana Barraza), and her granddaughter Gabrielle (Yvette Monreal), whom Rambo regards as his own foster niece. But just when he is basking i..
                 

Friends 25th anniversary: Chandler Bing's 10 best one-liners

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He is sarcastic. He is witty. "He is Chandler Bing and he makes jokes when he is uncomfortable." We remember Matthew Perry as the hilarious Chandler Bing from the popular American sitcom 'Friends'. As he turns 49 today, we celebrate his birthday by listing top 10 Chandler Bing quotes from the TV series. Read on and laugh out loud! 1. Chandler: "I'm not great at the advice. Can I interest you in a sarcastic comment?" 2. Ross: "I went to that tanning place your wife suggested." Chandler: "Was that place THE SUN?" 3. Ross: "Pivot! Pivot! PIVOT!"Chandler: "Shut up! Shut up! SHUT UP!" 4. Chandler: "I'm glad we are having a rehearsal dinner. I rarely practice my meals before I eat." 5. (To Joey when he raises the idea of hitting a woman, whom they thought was a stalker, with a frying pan)Chandler: "Yes, hitting her with a frying pan is a good idea. We might want to have a back-up plan though, just in case she isn't a cartoon!" 6. Joey: "You didn't cry when Bambi died?"Ch..
                 

The Sky Is Pink fame Rohit Saraf: Surreal to see people wanting photos with me

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It was surreal to see people screaming my name and waiting to take a photo with me," beams Rohit Saraf, who has just returned from the world premiere of The Sky Is Pink at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF). Only 22, Saraf is the perfect example of how talent has little to do with age. After grabbing eyeballs with his roles in Dear Zindagi (2016) and Hichki (2018), Saraf is seen standing shoulder-to-shoulder with Priyanka Chopra Jonas and Farhan Akhtar in the family drama. "I believe that whoever watches the movie, will find something that they identify with," says the youngster about the film that traces the love story of a couple — Aditi and Niren Chaudhary — told through the lens of their daughter, Aisha Chaudhary, who is diagnosed with a terminal illness. Happy to share screen space with brilliant artistes such as Chopra and Akhtar so early on in his career, he heaps praises on the duo. "On the first few days, I was shy, even intimidated. But when you work w..
                 

Sanjay Dutt planning a Khalnayak sequel with Tiger Shroff?

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Sanjay Dutt is displaying an ambitious streak with his recently launched production house, Sanjay S Dutt Productions. Even as the first Hindi movie from the stable — Prassthanam — hits screens today, the star has set the ball rolling on his next offering. Dutt, who was in Dubai on September 18 to promote the political drama, confirmed to the media there that he has begun the groundwork on the sequel to Khalnayak (1993). Considering the Subhash Ghai-directed crime thriller remains one of Dutt's most memorable films, one can imagine his enthusiasm to take the story forward. Sanjay Dutt Says a trade source, "Khalnayak revolved around the attempt of the police squad — led by Jackie Shroff's character Ram — to capture the criminal, Ballu, played by Dutt. Buzz is, the sequel will kick off with Ballu coming out of prison after having served his sentence and meeting Ram's son. While Sanju will reprise his role, he stated that he has reached out to Tiger Shroff for a piv..
                 

Prassthanam: Take a look at who plays what in the political thriller

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Some of our favourite actors are coming together in a political-drama titled Prassthanam, and it's beyond exciting. The original movie was a 2010 Telugu political thriller, which starred Sharwanand, Saikumar, Sundeep Kishan and Ruby Parihar. The Hindi remake will feature Sanjay Dutt, Manisha Koirala, Jackie Shroff, Chunky Panday, Ali Fazal, Amyra Dastur and Satyajeet Dubey in lead roles. Prassthanam, which is about power, greed, love and human fallacies, showcases the journey that every character chooses to undertake. Set in a contemporary political family in Lucknow, the story deals with complex questions on dharma, morality, desire, right and wrong. The makers released the trailer of the film last month, and thanks to the posters, behind-the-scenes videos and soul-stirring songs, the makers have managed to keep up the curiosity among the audience. Speaking about the characters, all of them look fascinating and have kept the fans on the edge of their seats, wondering what the film ent..
                 

IIFA 2019: Sara Ali Khan, Alia Bhatt, Deepika Padukone steal the show

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The International Indian Film Academy Awards (IIFA) 2019 took place in Mumbai yesterday, September 18. It was a special year for IIFA since the event completed 20 years and took place on home ground for the very first time at the Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Indoor Stadium. The event was hosted by none other than Ayushmann Khurrana along with brother Aparshakti Khurana. IIFA 2019 sure was a star-studded evening and saw the presence of a number of Bollywood celebrities like Deepika Padukone with husband actor Ranveer Singh, Alia Bhatt, Sara Ali Khan, Neena Gupta, Genelia D'sSouza with husband actor Riteish Deshmukh and many others. Here's what out stunning actresses wore to the event. Deepika Padukone at IIFA 2019 Deepika Padukone stunned in a purple feather detail gown at the 2019 IIFA awards. The actress has been experimenting with her looks as was seen during the MET Gala, and she sure knows how to carry off whatever she wears with a certain grace and poise. Husband Ranveer Singh wo..
                 

Bollywood remembers 'soft-spoken' Shyam Ramsay

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Shyam Ramsay, one of the seven Ramsay Brothers known for cult horror films such as Purani Haveli (1989) and Tahkhana (1986), succumbed to pneumonia at a hospital yesterday, his family said. "He was hospitalised two to three days ago as he was not feeling well. He passed away at around 5 am today," a relative said. Veteran actors Raza Murad, Puneet Issar and Pankaj Dheer were among those who paid tribute to the filmmaker, remembering him as a "humble" and "polite" man. Murad, who worked with the Ramsay Brothers in the 2006 film, Family: Ties Of Blood, said that despite infusing horror in the hearts of the audience, the entire kin was soft-spoken. Raza Murad "Shyam was respectful, the entire family was. The kind of films they made were amazing. The brothers were sweet; we would joke that we'd get diabetes if we talked to them for five minutes. They were the joint family filmmakers in every department of filmmaking, and were extremely committed," the actor said. Murad recounted how Shyam ..
                 

The rise and rise of Ayushmann Khurrana: A look at Dream Girl actor's highest grossers

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Ayushmann Khurrana carved an image for himself for someone who does unconventional roles, right from his debut vehicle Vicky Donor, that saw him playing the role of a sperm donor. Though he saw three consecutive flops with Nautanki Saala (2013), Bewakoofiyaan (2014) and Hawaizaada (2015), his fourth film turned out to be a game-changer of sorts for his career. Khurrana's Dum Laga Ke Haisha (2015) brought him back to the "critics and audience's favourite" club! His next film Shubh Mangal Saavdhan (2017), that starred his Dum Laga Ke Haisha co-star Bhumi Pednekar as a newly engaged man suffering from erectile dysfunction too got him accolades, followed by Andhadhun, for which he bagged the National Award for best actor. Even the actor's latest release Dream Girl is no different. In the romantic comedy, Ayushmann essays the role of a young man imitating female voices which leads to hilarious results. As Dream Girl continues its dream run at the box office, we take some of t..
                 

Photos: Kareena Kapoor Khan celebrates her birthday on the sets of Dance India Dance

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Dance India Dance: Battle of the Champions has made a place in people's hearts with its incredible dance performances of the extremely talented contestants. Now, the competition has got tougher and contestant are doing their best to impress judges with their performances. This week, legendary choreographer Saroj Khan will be a guest judge on the show and will encourage all the contestants while also judging their acts. Not just this, contestants will be incorporating the most iconic hook steps of Saroj Khan and the entire team and crew of Dance India Dance took the opportunity to celebrate Kareena Kapoor Khan's 39th birthday that falls on September 21. The team had the perfect surprise for her. The DID crew and contestants with Kareena From bouquets to heartfelt messages, the dance champions left no stone unturned to impress their lovely judge. They even danced to some of her most popular songs like Mauja-he-Mauja, Sansanan, Bhage Re Mann making us feel nostalgic. Host Karan Wahi ..
                 

Apoorva Lakhia takes war online; to produce web series for AltBalaji

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Ever so ready to explore stories of the underworld, Shootout At Lokhandwala (2007) and Haseena Parkar (2017) director Apoorva Lakhia is set to work on another offering, MUMbhai, which revolves around gangsters and cops. Rubbishing reports of the show being inspired from encounter-specialist Daya Nayak's life, Lakhia says, "Real-life characters, especially those of gangsters and cops, have been such exploited on screen that they're now boring. We have researched on various people and written a fictional piece set against the backdrop of the '90s and 2000s. Apoorva Lakhia Our show is based on the friendship between a cop and a gangster. With the reality of a decade — one when encounter cops came into existence and gangsters became superstars — being dramatic, the script is evidently interesting." Angad Bedi and Sikander Kher slip into the role of a cop and gangster respectively. The Alt Balaji offering, which will be helmed by Akshay Chaubey, kicks off next month in Mumbai. ..
                 

Nach Baliye 9: Serious injury forces Pooja Banerjee to exit the show

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Television actress Pooja Banerjee entered the dance reality show, Nach Baliye 9 with husband Sandeep Sejwal. The duo made an entry on the show as wildcard entrants and boasted about being the best by challenging other existing contestants on the show. Their first performance received accolades from the judges and applause from the audience, which proved that the competition seemed to be getting tougher.  However, owing to serious injuries sustained by Pooja Banerjee during rehearsals, the couple is taking an early exit from Nach Baliye 9.  Speaking about the exit and what was the cause of Pooja's injury, Sandeep Sejwal said, "In the act, Pooja had to stand on my shoulders and fall back, with our choreographer catching her. However, she slipped, lost her balance and fell in the front from above 10 feet from the ground. She landed on her hands. The impact was such that she hurt both her hands — the joint of her right wrist is fractured, while the left elbow bone is chippe..
                 

Mann Bairagi: Sanjay Leela Bhansali to make a film on Prime Minister Narendra Modi

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With Prime Minister Narendra Modi celebrating his 69th birthday on Tuesday, the buzz is that another film based on the life of current Prime Minister of India is in the pipeline. The film titled Mann Bairagi will be a one-hour long film and its first look will be digitally presented by Saaho star Prabhas. As per Hindustan Times' reports, the film will be produced by Sanjay Leela Bhansali. In an exclusive report by HT, Sanjay Leela Bhansali was quoted saying, "The story was very well-researched, and the turning point of our PM's life as a young man, really intrigued me. I felt that it's an unheard story which needs to be told." The turning point of Narendra Modi's life as a young man intrigued the Padmaavat director, as he felt that Mann Bairagi's story is "unheard" which needs to be told. Prabhas (Picture courtesy/AFP) Written and directed by Ssanjay Tripaathy, the film will be co-produced by Mahaveer Jain. "Mann Bairagi brings out that defining moment in the journey of our PM which ha..
                 

Christopher Nolan kicks-off Tenet's Mumbai schedule with early morning shoot outside Mondy's

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For the suburban Bollywoodwallahs, a trip to Colaba is not a particularly pleasing thought. It's even less appealing when the shoot's call time is 5.30 am. A stylist friend asked if it was an Akshay Kumar shoot since he is infamous for his early morning call time. "Even better," was the reply as we dashed off to see filmmaker Christopher Nolan open his week-long schedule of Tenet in the city. Sitting a lane away from Regal cinema, iconic pub Café Mondegar, known as much for its vintage jukebox as for its Bifteck Alla Supremo, was cordoned off with barricades, and manned by brawny security guards. A few inquiries among the 150-odd extras present at the scene helped us learn that the film's on-ground production unit had been in discussion with the café for permissions to function out of their premises. A well-informed hanger-on told us the café's partners were clear they wouldn't mess with their weekend loyalist crowd, and in turn, the unit agreed to shoot in the wee..
                 

B-Town Buzz: A writer should set his/her fees, says Rang De Basanti writer

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Rang De Basanti writer Kamlesh Pandey said he was so driven to make the Aamir Khan-starrer that he took on the job for "very less" remuneration. At a session organised by the Screenwriters Association (SWA), Pandey said a plan to ensure fair pay to writers is underway. "Actors set their own fees, so a writer should also set his/her fees according to how hard one has worked. For example, I took about a year to write Rang De Basanti and it took six years for it to be a final film. [If we consider] the money I got, [I can say] the spot boy would've got paid more," added the writer, credited for acclaimed films like Saudagar, Tezaab and Delhi 6. 3 Idiots inspire talent Inspired by Aamir Khan's 3 Idiots, a Raipur-based teenage girl has perfected a unique skill of mirror writing with one hand, while simultaneously writing in plain script with the other. In an interview, class 7 student Kavya Chawda said, "I got this idea from the movie 3 Idiots, in which Virus [Boman Irani] could do it." A..
                 

Vidya Balan's first look from Shakuntala Devi biopic

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Four months after she gave her nod to the project, Vidya Balan is set to kick off the biopic on Shakuntala Devi in London today. Known to sink her teeth into the characters she essays, Balan used the interim months to familiarise herself with the miracle worker that was Devi, tapping as much into her mathematical skills that earned her the title of Human Computer as into her "wicked sense of humour" that made her much loved among her peers. Only weeks after a picture of the actor from the film's look test went viral, the makers have shared Balan's first look as Shakuntala Devi. Flaunting a short bob and a saree, she is a spitting image of the math wizard. Director Anu Menon is ecstatic to take her passion project on floors. "I have always been fascinated by Shakuntala Devi and felt that hers is an incredible story that had to be told. She was an extraordinary woman, who lived ahead of her times and on her own terms, unapologetically," says Menon of the Karnataka-born Devi, whose geniu..
                 

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Kanika Kapoor sashays at Milan Fashion Week

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Chhichhore director Nitesh Tiwari: Sajid sir and I made this film for a purpose that's way bigger than BO

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Not one to host glitzy parties, the mild-mannered Nitesh Tiwari has devised a unique way to celebrate the success of his latest offering, Chhichhore. Tiwari and producer Sajid Nadiadwala are keen that the film, which shines a spotlight on our inability to deal with failure and the pressure to succeed, reach its target audience — the students. So, come next week, they will take the campus caper, featuring Sushant Singh Rajput and Shraddha Kapoor, to universities across the country. The screenings will be followed by seminars where the duo will discuss suicide prevention. A source from the creative team informs, "The director-producer duo want to spread the message among students that suicide is not an option, no matter whether you fail your exams or in achieving a life goal. Their first stop will be Kota as it has several colleges. Plus, the town has registered an alarming number of student suicides." A still from Chhicchore Confirming the news, Tiwari tells mid-day, "Sajid s..
                 

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Prassthanam Movie Review: A compelling political drama that turns out to be average fare

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PrassthanamU/A; Drama, ActionDirector: Deva KattaCast: Sanjay Dutt, Jackie Shroff, Ali Fazal, Manisha Koirala, Chunkey Panday, Satyajeet Dubey, Amyra DasturRating:  On the face of it, Prassthanam is a compelling drama about a family in politics. It's about the extent people will go to, driven by a greed for power and a thirst for revenge. Look closer though, and you will see the underlying tragedy in the tale of Baldev Pratap Singh [played by Sanjay Dutt], a political heavyweight in UP who gets played even as he thinks he holds all the cards. A remake of a 2010 Telugu film of the same name, the film is thrilling in most of the parts but with more plot twists than the hairpin bends on a mountain road, it loses steam and ultimately turns out to be an average fare. Amidst continual character introductions, technical political procedures and several subplots, it takes a while for you to grasp the scheme of things in the initial reels. Here's an attempt to summarize..
                 

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Amazon Bestseller: The Elements of Investing: Easy Lessons for Every Investor - Burton G. Malkiel

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22 students detained for protesting outside Amitabh Bachchan's residence

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Armed with banners and placards, a group of students from schools and colleges staged a protest outside Amitabh Bachchan's residence over his tweet supporting the Mumbai Metro project. As many as 22 students were detained when they squatted on a road near Bachchan's bungalow in suburban Juhu and engaged in slogan shouting, police said. Amitabh Bachchan, who has been the face of several environmental campaigns, is facing flak for coming out in support of the Metro project. Activists have opposed the proposed felling of trees in Aarey Colony, to make way for a Metro car shed. What triggered the protest? Bollywood actor Amitabh Bachchan tweeted on how useful the Metro was for the city of Mumbai and that did not go down well with environmental activists. A group of protesters reached Bachchan's Juhu residence Jalsa with placards and posters on Wednesday morning and staged a demonstration outside his house. He had tweeted on September 17, saying, "T 3290 – Friend of mine had a medica..
                 

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The Zoya Factor Movie Review: The missing 'X' factor

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The Zoya FactorDirector: Abhishek SharmaActors: Sonam Kapoor, Dulquer SalmaanRating:  I know Sonam Kapoor, being as squeaky, ditsy on screen as possible, isn't quite Renee Zellweger; or Julia Roberts, for that matter. And while one's aware of actor Dulquer Salmaan being quite the female heartthrob down South, his screen presence doesn't obviously match the immensely natural ease of, say, Tom Cruise, or Hugh Grant. But this script, below the surface-level, I suspect, had the makings of two rom-com classics, Jerry Maguire (1996), and Notting Hill (1999), that continue to warm/charm moviegoers across generations, in love with the idea of that uncanny, funny kinda love. The former film, because this one is also set in the world of sport—cricket, to be precise. The latter, because it involves a semi-commoner, getting involved with a massive star/celebrity (the captain of the Indian men's cricket team, no less), which poses its own set of quirky and stressful moments. Sadly the fi..
                 

The Zoya Factor to include Virat Kohli-Rohit Sharma 'rivalry'?

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The upcoming Sonam K Ahuja and Dulquer Salmaan-starrer The Zoya Factor, which is set in the world of cricket, is said to have drawn parallels with the rumoured rift between cricketers Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma. Though the film is based on Anuja Chauhan's 2008 book by the same name, the screenplay seeks inspiration from contemporary references. Dulquer Salmaan, who plays the captain of the Indian team, is shown to have differences with one of the team members, which is essayed by Angad Bedi. Director Abhishek Sharma says, "It's true that we have taken contemporary parallels from real life to model the rivalry between Dulquer and Angad's characters. Due to our extensive research and sources in the cricket world, we have been privy to certain dressing room dynamics between certain individuals but it is specific to one situation." We will wait and watch. Abhishek Sharma Talking about the film, The Zoya Factor follows the story of Zoya Solanki who is an advertising agent who ends up beco..
                 

Manjot Singh: Movies tend to typecast Sardars as the funny guy

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Ayushmann [Khurrana] is the reason I said yes to the film," says Manjot Singh, who is seen as the protagonist's friend in Dream Girl. Such is his faith in Khurrana's choice of scripts that he agreed to be part of the Raaj Shaandilyaa-directed comedy even before the narration. "When I heard the synopsis, I was game. I don't believe in reading the script beforehand as the ones working on it are experts. I decide on projects basis the people I will be working with." A still from Dream Girl It was in 2008 that Singh burst on the scene with immense promise — the actor had bagged several awards for his role in the black comedy, Oye Lucky Lucky Oye (2008). A decade and a string of films later, the actor admits that his career has not shaped up the way he had envisioned it. He points out that the industry's tendency to pigeon-hole a turban-sporting actor as a comic sidekick leaves him with little room to explore different characters. "People perceive Sardars as character actors. What pin..
                 

Telly tattle: Iqbal Khan plays Big Bull; Sonu Nigam croons devotional track

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Playing Big Bull On Tuesday, we told you that Abhishek Bachchan is playing stockbroker Harshad Mehta in Kookie Gulati's untitled next. Now, TV actor Mohammed Iqbal Khan (Kahiin To Hoga and Kkavyanjali) is also playing the Big Bull in Ullu App's upcoming web series, The Bull Of Dalal Street. The actor says, "There have been films and digital shows on the same subject, but the presentation is different." The web series also stars Ashmit Patel and Dil Se Dil Tak actor Kunal Verma. Dose of Nostalgia After seeing contestants do the disco on the reality show Dance Deewane, judge Madhuri Dixit Nene got nostalgic. "The '80s is my favourite era. I love disco dancing. I want it to come back. The lachak and jhatkas in it are unmatchable," she says. Bappi Lahiri, the king of disco, certainly has a reason to cheer. US tour under fire The Federation of Western India Cine Employees (FWICE) has sent a notice to singers Udit Narayan, Alka Yagnik and Kumar Sanu instructing them to bow out of an event ..
                 

Bigg Boss 13: Here's the probable list of contestants

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The wait is over and with barely days left for Bigg Boss 13 to go on air, the curiosity level among the audience is at its peak. This season has become an interesting one and something to look forward to because of a few unique reasons. Here's the probable list of contestants as per timesofindia.com that would be gracing the controversial house this season. Dalljiet Kaur: The actress quit her television show, Guddan Tumse Na Ho Paayega, two months after joining it. Rumours are rife that she is going to appear in Bigg Boss 13, and her five-year-old son, Jason will live with his maternal grandparents in the meantime. Devoleena Bhattacharjee: Popular as television's Gopi 'bahu', the actress' real image is a far cry from her on-screen character. The actress is all set to sizzle and impress her fans. Rashami Desai: The actress known for her role in Uttaran will be reportedly entering the show with rumoured boyfriend Arhaan Khan. He was seen in Badho Bahoo. Arti Singh: Arti, a renowned f..
                 

Fatima Sana Shaikh and Sanya Malhotra's dinner with their Dangal director Nitesh Tiwari

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Earlier this week, the cast of 'Dangal' had a mini-reunion where Sanya Malhotra, Fatima Sana Shaikh, and Dangal director Nitesh Tiwari met for a while and it brings back all the nostalgic feels. Dangal is the movie that took the nation by a storm and is considered as one of the best Bollywood movies of all time for numerous reasons ranging from the storyline which is inspired by true events to the iconic characters portrayed by Sanya Malhotra and Fatima Sana Shaikh. The movie was not only critically acclaimed but became the highest-grossing movie of all time in Bollywood for all the right reasons. To overcome a dull Tuesday hue, the Dangal sisters Fatima Sana Shaikh and Sanya Malhotra along with their director Nitish Tiwari and his wife Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari met up for dinner at Sanya Malhotra's residence along with Fatima Sana Shaikh and took a trip down memory lane that is Dangal. Fatima Sana Shaikh posted a series of pictures and captioned it "Photo toh har angle se leni chahiye ..
                 

Drumrolls! The winners of the 20th edition IIFA Awards 2019 are...

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The 20th edition of the International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) Awards, which took place in Mumbai for the very first time, was attended by who's who of Bollywood. The awards ceremony, hosted on September 18, saw a night full of stars under one roof. While Ranveer Singh walked away with the best actor trophy for Padmaavat, Alia Bhatt won the best actress for her role in Raazi. National Award winner Vicky Kaushal took the trophy home for the Best Performance in a Supporting Role (Male) category, Sanju. Apart from these, this year the IIFA had a special awards ceremony. Deepika Padukone for Chennai Express, Ranbir Kapoor for Barfi, Rajkumar Hirani for 3 Idiots, Pritam for Ae Dil Hai Mushkil while the film Kaho Na Pyaar Hai also won the special award in Best Film in last 20-year category. Deepika Padukone's fan club also shared a picture from the ceremony. Take a look!       View this post on Instagram A post shared by Deepika Padukone Fanpage (@deepika.padukone.fanpag..
                 

To ace your fashion game just like Disha Patani; shop here

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Disha Patani was spotted at the Mumbai Airport in her casual best. She sported a denim jacket, a white tee, and jeans for her outing. The Baaghi 2 actress completed her look with a white handbag and hair bun. Now, even you can ace your fashion game just like Disha Patani. We have curated a list of trendy outfits that you can buy at affordable prices only on Amazon. King Denim full sleeves jacket This beautiful-looking jacket bears a sophisticated and enhances your fashion style. The jacket is made up of solid pattern denim fabric and has a closure button on the front. The regular collar jacket is available in extra-large, large, medium and small sizes. Add this jacket to your wardrobe and match it with different colours of shirts/t-shirts or inners to enhance the cool look. King Denim full sleeves jacket is available at an affordable price of Rs 494. Shop it here American-Elm Full Sleeve Tshirt This full sleeve plain white coloured t-shirt will not fail to catch your fancy at a singl..
                 

Alia Bhatt and Ranbir Kapoor are inseparable at BFF Akansha Ranjan's birthday bash

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Alia Bhatt's best friend and actress Akansha Ranjan celebrates her birthday on September 18. Ranjan brought in her birthday with a special bash in the attendance of her best pals, sister Anushka Ranjan and boyfriend Aditya Seal. What has caught the eye of netizens more than the birthday party is a photograph of Akansha, Anushka, Ranbir, and Alia with a friend. In the picture shared by sister Anushka Ranjan on her Instagram story, while Aditya and Akansha are posing beside each other, Alia Bhatt has her arms around Ranbir Kapoor. They both look deeply in love in this picture. Anushka captioned the picture as: "Hi fam. To today. tomorrow and always...my baby girl [sic]" Cute, isn't it? Apart from them, present at the birthday bash was actress Rakul Preet Singh, Athiya Shetty, Vaani Kapoor, television actress Krystle D'souza, Meghna Goyal and a few others. Anushka shared inside pictures as her Instagram stories. Gurfateh Singh Pirzada, who is seen in the above picture shared a boomerang..
                 

Sanjay Dutt on playing villain: Hope to be more menacing than Kancha Cheena

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At 60, Sanjay Dutt is not afraid of new beginnings. The actor, who has spent the better part of his life in front of the camera, is readying to foray into regional cinema with KGF: Chapter 2. With the first instalment becoming a smashing success, the upcoming edition of the Kannada film franchise will see leading man Yash find a formidable rival in Dutt's character Adheera, who seeks to avenge his brother's death. "I last did a negative role in Agneepath [2012] and have been wanting to play a villain again. When this opportunity came my way, I thought it was perfect. It's an action-oriented film, and is right up my alley," says Dutt. Any reservation he might have had about the Prashanth Neel-directed venture was quelled, he reveals, when the script earned wife Maanayata's approval. He hopes to top his Kancha Cheena act in Agneepath with this role. "I hope it is more menacing [than Kancha Cheena], only then will it be fun."  Sanjay Dutt in Agneepath Before he joins the shoot later ..
                 

Show off your lucky charm just like Sonam Kapoor in these red dresses

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Sonam Kapoor, who plays the role of an advertising professional in her next, The Zoya Factor, has been wearing red wherever she goes. The reason - red being her lucky charm. Amazon brings you pretty red dresses, where you can use your lucky charm too. Red Kurta: A unique fusion of fashion and functionality, Amazon brings out a line that is a fine blend of feminine cuts and beautiful shades in sync with the latest fashion trends. at the discounted price of Rs 599 only. Shop here. Formal dress:   This one is a solid contrast maxi dress which will make for a perfect addition to your wardrobe. Extensively crafted to ensure the wearer enjoys the perfect outfit for parties and the festive season or even as casual wear, this calf-length solid dress for women is made of polyester fabric. This perfect dress for any season is available at the discounted price of 799 only. Shop here. Mesh dress: This dress from Vero Moda is a must-have item for any fashionista's wardrobe. This so..
                 

Filmmaker Raj-DK: Writing for web is like playing a T20 match

5 days ago  
News / Mid-Day/ Entertainment  
Having penned feature films and now, web shows, writer-filmmaker duo Raj Nidimoru and Krishna DK use the allegory of cricket while describing the difference between the two mediums. "Writing for films is like playing a Test match while that for web, a T20 game. When it comes to scripting a digital show, all the rules change. Every episode must have a beginning, a middle and an end. It has to be extra crisp as each episode must be self-contained," explains DK, one-half of the successful jodi that has slowly brought its own brand of humour to Hindi cinema. With quirky films like Stree (2018), Go Goa Gone (2013) and Shor In The City (2011) on their resume, it was only a matter of time before Raj-DK — as they prefer to be called — would explore the digital medium. "We had been waiting three years to make a long-format story. We had a bunch of ideas and were looking for the right platform," admits Raj. The idea that finally progressed from the logline to a full-fledged series i..
                 

Meet producer Paresh Oza who is presenting a short film called A transistor

6 days ago  
News / Mid-Day/ Bollywood  
Paresh Oza's short film is in the pipeline titled A transistor. The first look poster of the film has been launched and it looks intriguing. The poster features a cycle along with carrier, a small pavement, short radio and cricket bat and a ball next to the closed door poster promise an interesting tale. Interestingly, the concept poster that was released earlier also garnered the attention of the film buffs in a big way. From the posters released so far, it is evident that the film will have shades of memories. While Durgesh and Ravi are the directors of the film, the director of photography is Bhageshree Kandare, music is given by Saurabh Bhalerao, the art director is Rajesh Supare, and currently, this is under post-production and will be released in early 2020 under the banner of ND9 Studio. Talking about Transistor it's a small family story. Which is circulating in film festivals all over the world and will release in early 2020. Also after this now I'm looking for big opportunity ..
                 

GoT stunt director Paul Jennings: War at par with Mission Impossible

6 days ago  
News / Mid-Day/ Entertainment  
The star cast is arguably the biggest USP of War — the October 2 release sees the coming together of Hrithik Roshan and Tiger Shroff. Knowing that the union of two of Bollywood's biggest action heroes will be surrounded by high expectations, director Siddharth Anand wanted to have a reputed action director helm the face-off sequences between the two on-screen rivals. Enter Paul Jennings, one of the biggest action directors of Hollywood. The stunt director has previously lent his expertise to Hollywood action spectacles like The Dark Knight (2008), San Andreas (2015), Jack Reacher (2012), Sherlock Holmes (2009) and Game Of Thrones, among others. Paul Jennings "What I love about Bollywood is that you can push the action a little bit further," says Jennings, who forays into Hindi cinema with War. "You can do things that push the boundaries of believability right to the edge. As a result, you can end up with more spectacular sequences. In Hindi movies, you can sometimes be limited by..