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Woah! Ranveer Singh travels to a fan’s home in London for a surprise visit!

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Ranveer Singh is a superstar with an ever expanding fanbase and he treasures each one of them as his fans hold an extremely special place in his heart. He recently did something exceptionally endearing and went out of his way to make a fan’s dream come true!

“There is a die-hard fan of Ranveer named Kiran living in Surrey, London. She is one of his oldest fans and runs one of the oldest fan clubs of Ranveer called RanveeriansFC. Kiran has always met Ranveer whenever he has visited London and he values her incredibly! This time around, Ranveer (who is shooting in England for his much awaited 83) got to know that Kiran is in the final trimester of her pregnancy and he wanted to celebrate this special moment of her life by surprising her!” reveals a source from London.

Ranveer Singh travels to a fan’s home in London for a surprise visit!

The informer adds, “Ranveer told his team that post shoot wrap, he wanted to visit Kiran and all logistics were put in place immediately. It took him 45 mins to reach Kiran’s house and he rung the doorbell! Kiran was surprised and how and was hugely overwhelmed to find that her favourite superstar had gone out of his way to visit her! She was in tears. Ranveer spent 1.5 hours at her house meeting her husband, her family, her relatives and wished the couple for their special moment. It was a dream come true for Kiran!”

Kiran took to Twitter to narrate her overwhelming moment. She says, “I literally jumped & ran into my kitchen/conservatory & hid. My hubby answered the door & I could hear Ranveer he was like where is she, where is my precious one or special one something along those lines. Hubby said she is hiding in the kitchen I think & Ranveer made his way in.”

She adds, “Ranveer Singh was in my house. Like omg I was pinching myself. He came into the kitchen and I froze and had my face covered laughing/holding back tears. He was like omg let me look at you my Kiran. Wow! And he hugged me and blessed my baby bump. We hugged and spoke some more and then I invited him into my living room and he sat in the middle of my hubby and me. He had his arms around both of us and we just talked and talked and he blessed us both.”

Kiran has a moment that she would cherish for the rest of her life. “It felt like old friends catching up that’s how comfortable he makes you feel. He looked at our wedding album & my baby scan pics. He told my hubby he was very lucky and my hubby said I tell her all the time that I must have done something right that I got her. I had to hold back the tears. He spoke to us about everything from his current movie to his next. Showed us stills & clips. Amazed! Even more excited for the film to arrive! We just had the best time & I still can’t believe it he did this.”

For Kiran, this was the best day of her life. As for Ranveer Singh, the actor will next be seen in the Kabir Khan directorial '83.

Also Read: Ranveer, Alia, and Janhvi make up Karan Johar’s dream cast for Kuch Kuch Hota Hai Reboot

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"This story has all kind of emotions suitable to a commercial film" - says Chiranjeevi about Sye Raa Narasimha Reddy

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The period drama, Sye Raa Narasimha Reddy has created a huge buzz since its trailer launch which was launched recently and received very well by the viewers owing to the brilliant visuals, breathtaking performances and an iconic cast. Evidently, a lot of hard work and efforts by the makers of the film has been put in creating the SyeRaa world and it reflects from its trailer itself. The film's narrative celebrates the glory of the unsung hero, Sye Raa Narasimha Reddy whose contribution towards the Indian freedom struggle hasn’t been much highlighted. It’s an untold story which has been executed in the grandest manner possible and has captured the fighter in its full glory.

"This story has all kind of emotions suitable to a commercial film" - says Chiranjeevi about Sye Raa Narasimha Reddy

Talking about the same, the megastar Dr. Chiranjeevi shares, "So in the textbooks, we are reading about great heroes that fought against the British for the freedom, but this story was not told anywhere. Nobody knows about this story. This story has all kind of emotions suitable for a commercial film. That was I was tempted to that."

Not just Chiranjeevi, but actress Tamannaah Bhatia also has due respect for the freedom fighter. Sharing her views upon the same, Tamannnaah shares, “SyeRaa is a story people should know about, its about a hero that people don't know about and should know about the freedom fight that we had."

After gaining such valuable knowledge about the first Indian freedom fighter, Sye Raa Narasimha Reddy, the fans definitely eagerly awaiting the film so that they can experience the pride on Narsimha Reddy’s contribution to the Indian freedom struggle against the British Rule. The period drama is based on the life of freedom fighter Uyyalawada Narasimha Reddy who fought in what is known to be the first war of Independence against the British Rule in India.

The movie features an ensemble cast of Shri Amitabh Bachchan, Dr. Chiranjeevi, Kichcha Sudeep, Vijay Sethupathi, Jagapathi Babu, Ravi Kishan, Nayanthara, Tamannaah and Niharika which makes the movie unmissable. Produced by Ram Charan, Excel Entertainment and AA Films in association with Konidela Productions, Sye Raa Narasimha Reddy stars the GREATEST Indian ensemble cast of all times. The film is directed by Surender Reddy and is slated to release this year.

ALSO READ: Farhan Akhtar and Ritesh Sidhwani’s Excel Entertainment to distribute Chiranjeevi – Amitabh Bachchan’s Sye Raa Narasimha Reddy

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Amul does it once again as they share a quirky topical as a tribute to Mission Mangal!

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Amul has never failed to amuse us with their quirky and witty topical every single time. Their ideas seem to entertain the fans and leave them applauding their humor and on-point pun game. This time, Amul has decided to give a tribute to the much-talked-about multi-starrer film, Mission Mangal. The movie has turned out to be the highest opener for Akshay Kumar and has made a whopping Rs. 128 crores at the box office in the first week of its release.

Amul does it once again as they share a quirky topical as a tribute to Mission Mangal!

Amul dedicated their latest topical to all the people who were the brain and brawn in making the project successful. The topical consists of Taapsee and Akshay’s characters while it read ‘Mission Makhan!’ Taapsee took to her Instagram to share the picture with the witty caption that read, “How cool !!!!! These are always very very special! Thank you Amul! ???? P.S- next time I will add that hair band to my look ???? #MissionMangal #MissionAccomplished #MissionMakhan”

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Mission Mangal also stars Vidya Balan, Sonakshi Sinha, Nithya Menon, and Kriti Kulhari among the others and is directed by Jagan Shakti.

Also Read: Akshay Kumar jokes he will lose all the respect he has gained so far after Housefull 4

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Ranu Mandol records a song for Himesh Reshammiya's Happy Hardy and Heer titled 'Teri Meri Kahani'

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Ranu Mandol’s melodious voice made everyone emotional to an extent that the audience’s favorite judge Himesh Reshammiya has offered her the chance to sing one of the songs for his upcoming film Happy Hardy and Heer starring Sonia Mann. In a recent video that Himesh uploaded, Ranu is seen recording the song with Himesh.

Ranu Mandol records a song for Himesh Reshammiya's Happy Hardy and Heer titled 'Teri Meri Kahani'

Talking about it, the singer-composer Himesh Reshammiya said, “Salman Bhai’s father Salim uncle once advised me that whenever in life I come across a talented person, I should never let that person go and keep him/her close to me. He advised me to help that person grow his/her talent. When I met Ranu ji, I realized she is blessed with divinity. Her singing was mesmerizing and I could not stop myself from offering her the best I could. She has a God’s gift which needs to be shared with the world, by singing in my upcoming movie, Happy Hardy and Heer. I think I will help her voice reach everyone. She also learned the tune on the sets live and she will record the track soon and the song is titled ‘Teri Meri Kahaani’.

He further elaborated saying, “This song is very close to my heart and will be released in the next few days with its video”. The 4 songs released yet ‘Heeriye’, ‘Cutie Pie’, ‘Heer Tu Meri’ and ‘Ishqbaaziyaan’ have been received very well and the makers Deepshikha Deshmukh and Sabita Manakchand and choreographer turned director Raka plan to release all the songs from the film first and then the trailer will be launched which will officially announce the release date of the film

Happy Hardy and Heer is a musical romantic comedy starring Himesh Reshammiya and Sonia Mann.

Also Read: Himesh Reshammiya to play Harshvardhan Bhatt and Harpreet Singh Lamba in Happy Hardy and Heer

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Vaani Kapoor spends time with family and friends on her birthday

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The gorgeous Vaani Kapoor has her hands full with two huge star-studded, big budget. Vaani, who will soon be seen in War opposite Hrithik Roshan, was currently shooting in Ladakh for Shamshera in which she is paired opposite Ranbir Kapoor. As luck would have it, her portions wrapped a day before her birthday which meant she could fly down and spend this special day with family and close friends.

Vaani Kapoor spends time with family and friends on her birthday

A source close to the actor said, “Vaani is set to begin promotions of War soon, along with Hrithik Roshan and Tiger Shroff. Before the promotions start, she needed to wrap the shooting of Shamshera. Vaani was in the middle of a super hectic shooting schedule in Ladakh which she wrapped and flew down to Mumbai to celebrate her birthday. It is going to be an intimate, private birthday celebrations with family and close friends for this gorgeous girl. She has been shooting two back to back movies and both movies have been physically challenging for her because it required Vaani to be in perfect shape. So, some downtime will be most needed for her!”

Vaani Kapoor will be next seen in Yash Raj Films' War alongside Tiger Shroff and Hrithik Roshan. The film is set to release on October 2, 2019.

ALSO READ: WAR: Vaani Kapoor reveals the secret behind her hot bikini body

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From co-stars to gym buddies, Varun Dhawan and Aparshakti Khurrana have got their swag on in this selfie

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Varun Dhawan and Aparshakti Khurrana will be seen starring in Street Dancer 3D for the first time and the two goofballs share quite a fun bond off-screen. While the film is being anticipated to be one of the biggest dance films of the country, we can’t wait to know more about Aparshakti’s role in it. The stars have put in their heart and soul in making this film and have recently wrapped the shoot in Mumbai where the climax dance sequence was shot on an extravagant set.

From co-stars to gym buddies, Varun Dhawan and Aparshakti Khurrana have got their swag on in this selfie

Recently the two good-looking men had a fun gym session together and Aparshakti took to his Instagram to share the picture. They look dapper and we are way too excited to see them share the screen space in Street Dancer 3D. Since both their comic timings are on point, we are expecting some hilarious punchlines in the film. Take a look at their picture.

 

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Street Dancer 3D also stars Shraddha Kapoor and Nora Fatehi and is slated to release on January 24, 2020.

Also Read: Varun Dhawan to sport 4 tattoos for his role in Street Dancer 3D!

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”It almost seemed like it’s an extension of my hand” - says Shraddha Kapoor on holding a gun in Saaho for first time

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Shraddha Kapoor is completely in her power-packed avatar and is all set to impress the audience with her action sequences in her upcoming action-thriller Saaho. The actress is looking absolutely wondrous with a gun in her hand and is all ready to stun everyone with her action attire.

”It almost seemed like it’s an extension of my hand” - says Shraddha Kapoor on holding a gun in Saaho for first time

As this is the first time where the actress will be holding the gun, Shraddha Kapoor recently shared, “I had to work on holding the gun, which was very heavy. When you hold a gun, the pressure is on your wrist. If you see my wrists, you won’t think they are strong enough to hold a gun, and they weren’t. The first few times that I had to hold it, I faced a lot of discomfort and pain. I started doing exercises to strengthen my wrists, and I used to tape them while holding a gun for a scene to keep my hand steady. After a few days of training, I started carrying the gun with me on the set at all times. I became comfortable with it, and it almost seemed like it’s an extension of my hand”.

This year is going to be a treat for Shraddha’s fans as she has two releases lined up, Saaho alongside Baahubali fame Prabhas, Nitesh Tiwari’s Chhichhore and both have her looking extremely different from each other. Apart from the actress is also prepping for Steet Dancer 3D and Baaghi 3, both of which are slated to release next year.

ALSO READ: SAAHO: Shraddha Kapoor looks every bit glamourous in this sequined outfit for promotions!

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Kareena Kapoor Khan looks like the queen of casuals in this Nupur Kanoi wrap dress

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Kareena Kapoor Khan made another breath-taking appearance as she stepped out to shoot another episode of the dance reality show she has been judging. Her looks for the show have been creating havoc in the fashion industry leaving some of the biggest divas behind as she takes her fashion game up a notch with every look. Her impeccable style and taste in fashion has left us floored yet again.

Kareena Kapoor Khan looks like the queen of casuals in this Nupur Kanoi wrap dress

For the latest episode of Dance India Dance, she was seen in a stunning monochrome almond tie-dye front wrap tie-up pickup dress from the Crucero Resort 2019 collection by Nupur Kanoi. Leaving her shoulder-length hair in soft waves, Kareena Kapoor Khan donned a red lipstick leaving us in awe of her beauty! Her took was styled by Tanya Ghavri and she has done a fabulous job yet again. Take a look at her pictures from yesterday.

 

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Kareena Kapoor Khan will next be seen in Angrezi Medium as a cop and will also be a part of Karan Johar’s multi-starrer magnum opus, Takht. Apart from these two projects, Kareena Kapoor Khan will also be a part of Aamir Khan's Lal Singh Chaddha and Good News with Akshay Kumar, Kiara Advani, and Diljit Dosanjh.

Also Read: Kareena Kapoor Khan for UK’s Khush Magazine is redefining beauty and grace!

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Mission Mangal is Akshay Kumar’s 10th hit in a row

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Akshay Kumar’s uninterrupted success run at the box office continues. His new release Mission Mangal has accrued Rs 121.23 crores in six days, making it a huge winner. Prior to this Akshay scored with the historical Kesari and in 2018 he had three hits Padman, Gold and 2.0. The last box office failure in Akshay’s career was Brothers in 2015 and prior to that the only Akshay Kumar film to have bombed in the last 10 years was Shirish Kunder’s weird Joker.

Mission Mangal is Akshay Kumar’s 10th hit in a row

With Mission Mangal raking in the numbers Akshay Kumar proves himself the single-most invincible box office force in Bollywood. In brief, there is just no stopping Akshay Kumar. Comments trade analyst Girish Johar, “Akshay Kumar is in his GOLDEN PHASE, he has done a lot of hard work, given immense dedication continuously over a long period of time. He has caught on to the public's pulse in seeking quality-content films, backed with some intelligent humour and with a strong message. Along with this, he is doing the right kind of mix of films, so that for the audiences it doesn't get repetitive.”

Girish Johar feels Akshay superstardom is carefully planned. “The beauty of this seeming madness is that a lot of deep thinking has gone behind it. Top actors do offbeat films once every 2 or 3 years, but here Akshay does this consciously 3-4 times a year and that too for many years. This is a really impossible feat and being successful in this surely makes other actors envious and they too have gone all-out following his footsteps. Wishing him many many and many more years of good and successful story telling.”

Says trade guru Amod Mehra, “Akshay Kumar today is the only complete superstar who is on one hand doing diverse bold roles and in the next two films (Housefull 4 and Laxmmi Bomb) out and out commercial films. His forte is he has developed the skill of choosing the right scripts.”

Adds trade insider Atul Mohan, “The Khiladi has mastered the game and how! Picking up right films with perfect packaging and timing the release perfectly.”

Also Read: Akshay Kumar is the only Bollywood actor in Forbes top 10 of the highest paid actors

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Aamir Khan’s daughter Ira Khan is missing her boyfriend; netizens wonder what happened

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Aamir Khan’s daughter Ira Khan has been making headlines after she had posted a picture of herself with an unknown guy on Instagram. The picture had set the internet buzzing with rumours of her dating a musician. Netizens also commented on the picture asking her if she is her boyfriend.

Aamir Khan’s daughter Ira Khan is missing her boyfriend; netizens wonder what happened

The posts after that led people to believe that there was indeed something brewing between the two. In her latest post, Ira shared an adorable picture of herself with her boyfriend Mishaal Kirpalani.

While the two are looking cute as ever, the caption along with the picture is attracting netizen's attention. The star-kid wrote, "Everything will be okay #missyou #life #existentialcrisis #acceptance #notsomidlifecrisis #love #relationship #sofarsogood #us #theworld #humanity #keepcalm #itsokay #smile."

While Ira hopes to meet her boyfriend soon, Instagram is wondering what has happened. Some users commented that the star kid probably broke up with her boyfriend.

The star kid is quite active on Instagram and loves to share her pictures. She has shared many pictures of herself with her boyfriend Mishaal. Mishaal also shared a picture with Ira on his Instagram account earlier that day. The candid click was captioned, "Used to not be allowed in the building. But now we on the rooftop."

 

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Also Read: Aamir Khan and Pritam along with team Lal Singh Chaddha work together in Panchgani

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“Proud Mama” Twinkle Khanna shows off son Aarav’s culinary skills 

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Akshay Kumar and Twinkle Khanna’s teenage son sure has imbibed culinary interest from his father, who was a chef before making it big in the movies. Twinkle Khanna shared the picture of the dinner and dessert prepared by her son Aarav.

“Proud Mama” Twinkle Khanna shows off son Aarav’s culinary skills 

"Proud mama" Twinkle Khanna took to her Instagram account to share a picture of the delicious looking meal. She wrote, “My teenager makes us dinner and dessert all by himself :) On the menu - mushroom risotto, miso avocado salad, chicken skewers and chocolate soufflé. #proudmama.”

A while ago Twinkle Khanna had shared a picture of Akshay Kumar and their son preparing dessert for guests. She had captioned the post as, “Father and son busy making soufflé and layered white chocolate mousse for our dinner guests. I have trained my boys well #dessertstory #sundayshenanigans.”

Akshay worked as a waiter and chef in Bangkok to earn a living while training in the combat sport Muay Thai. Recently, he revisited the city for Rohit Shetty's cop drama Sooryavanshi and shot some high-octane bike stunts. Talking about the same in an interview, the actor had said that years ago he would ride a bike in Bangkok to deliver food. Now, he does the same all over again to earn his food.

Currently, Aarav is completing his education in London and it is not clear whether he will follow his father’s footsteps and pursue acting as a profession.

Also Read: Twinkle Khanna and Akshay Kumar share pictures from their school days, highlight women education

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Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma raise the cuteness quotient as they pose by the beach!

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Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma are enjoying their time soaking in the sun and the sea. The Indian cricket team is currently on tour and Anushka Sharma has accompanied them. Needless to say, the couple has been spending some much-needed quality time by the beaches. The couple tied the knot a little over a year ago in a secret wedding and has been giving major goals ever since. They post pictures of each other on social media and they manage to leave their fans in awe of them, every single time.

Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma raise the cuteness quotient as they pose by the beach!

Recently, Virat Kohli took to Instagram to share an adorable picture with his wife and the two look oh-so-in-love as they pose by the beach. With a few lovey-dovey emojis in the caption, Virat and Anushka have managed to top our list of favorite celebrity couples yet again! Take a look at the picture.

 

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Anushka Sharma was last seen in Zero with Katrina Kaif and Shah Rukh Khan and is currently on a break.

Also Read: Anushka Sharma’s BIKINI clad sun-kissed picture is all about happiness and self-love!

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EXCLUSIVE: Hrithik Roshan reveals the SECRET behind his amazing fitness and it involves a healthy diet

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Hrithik Roshan is undoubtedly one of the most handsome actors in the industry. The actor has often won polls for fitness and good looks. But, it requires a disciplined living and healthy lifestyle to look like Hrithik Roshan. In an EXCLUSIVE interview with Bollywood Hungama, Hrithik gave the fans an insight into his fitness and what he eats in a day to stay in shape.

EXCLUSIVE: Hrithik Roshan reveals the SECRET behind his amazing fitness and it involves a healthy diet

What do you have in breakfast, mid-day snacks, lunch, evening snacks and dinner?

I have a very crazy diet. Sometimes, when I am disciplined, I follow a certain kind of diet. I wake up and I have six egg whites, some avocado with that. My next four meals I have are set meals which I have in a box which has got 70gms of proteins and some salad, veggies, if at all. I keep tweaking things depending on my weighing scale, depending on the way I am looking. So, that's one diet of my disciplined phase.

When I am not disciplined, I have everything and anything that my heart desires. I can go pretty crazy.

How many hours do you sleep daily?

Not enough daily.  5 and half to 6 average.

Do you have short meals?

I eat every three hours.

Do you have fruits every day? 

Fruits is a part of my diet but not everyday.

Do you prefer seafood? Your favorite seafood?

Fish and Salmon, yes!

What are your favorite fruits?

My favourite fruits are banana, mango when it's in season. Also apple and watermelon.

Which is your favorite vegetable?

Sweet potato

Do you prefer your vegetables cooked or you prefer them in the salad form?

Well, I like my veggies in salads but I also have them cooked. So, both.

What about Ghee?

Yeah! I like ghee. Ghee is supposed to be good.

Are you a tea or a coffee person?

I am black coffee person.

What about roti? Genhu roti, bajra, nachni, jawar?

No. That doesn't figure in my diet.

What about dessert? What sort of desserts do you like?

With desserts, I am pretty simple. I like all of them.

Meanwhile, on the work front, Hrithik Roshan was recently seen in Super 30 as mathematician Anand Kumar. The actor will be next seen in Yash Raj Films’ War alongside Tiger Shroff. The film is set to release on October 2, 2019.

ALSO READ: Exclusive: Hrithik Roshan reveals ALL the details about Krrish 4!

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Abu Jani and Sandeep Khosla share UNSEEN pictures from Aishwarya Rai and Abhishek Bachchan’s WEDDING

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Bollywood weddings are always a pompous affair. Designers Abu Jani and Sandeep Khosla revisited the time when Abhishek Bachchan and Aishwarya Rai got married by sharing unseen pictures from their dreamy wedding. Though the couple had a private ceremony, back then fans of the stars were glued to their Television sets to catch a glimpse of the married couple.

Abu Jani and Sandeep Khosla share UNSEEN pictures from Aishwarya Rai and Abhishek Bachchan’s WEDDING

So, when Abu Jani and Sandeep Khosla shared throwback pictures from their wedding, the internet was elated and showered love on the couple and the Bachchan family. The celebrated designers shared several pictures from the wedding where the Bachchan family can be seen dancing.

 

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2007: Like Shweta's big day, Abhishek's wedding too had the pristine perfection of white at the heart of its theme! The entire Bachchan family wore Vasli for the nuptials, their meticulously handcrafted ensembles being an ode to unsurpassed elegance. Majestic embroideries in silver and gold Vasli as well as resham lent regal grace and divine auspiciousness to the understated ivory, off-white and beige palette. @amitabhbachchan @shwetabachchan @navyananda #33YearsOfAJSK . . . #abujanisandeepkhosla #abujani #sandeepkhosla #journey #memories #milestones #highlights #anniversary #design #craftsmanship #original #couture #classic #handmade #handembroidery #fairytale #wedding #bachchanfamily #amitabhbachchan #jayabachchan #shwetabachchan #naavyananda #vasli #resham #offwhite #beige

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In the caption for one of the pictures, Abu Sandeep wrote, “A wedding beyond a fairy-tale! We are immensely thankful to Abhishek and Aishwarya for sharing these never before seen images from their Sangeet. Abu Sandeep not only designed the clothes, but they added their creative charm to the decor as well. The three months of joyous preparation for this event was a highly emotional and creatively satisfying time for the duo. It was a truly precious, personal and pleasant experience. In the picture above, Abhishek is matchless dapper in a blue silver brocade short Sherwani adorned with gota resham, stones and pearls, while Aishwarya exudes pure radiance in an embroidered pastel resham ghagra set that shone with sequins and stones along with a dupatta that was just as rich in details. Abhishek looks princely as ever and Aishwarya remains reminiscent of a goddess in all her bridal glory. The wedding was an epitome of glamour and grace and the memory of it remains fresh in our hearts.”

 

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2007: A wedding beyond a fairy-tale! We are immensely thankful to Abhishek and Aishwarya for sharing these never before seen images from their Sangeet. Abu Sandeep not only designed the clothes, but they added their creative charm to the decor as well. The three months of joyous preparation for this event was a highly emotional and creatively satisfying time for the duo. It was a truly precious, personal and pleasant experience. In the picture above, Abhishek is matchlessly dapper in a blue silver brocade short Sherwani adorned with gota resham, stones and pearls, while Aishwarya exudes pure radiance in an embroidered pastel resham ghagra set that shone with sequins and stones along with a dupatta that was just as rich in details. Abhishek looks princely as ever and Aishwarya remains reminiscent of a goddess in all her bridal glory. The wedding was an epitome of glamour and grace and the memory of it remains fresh in our hearts. @bachchan @aishwaryaraibachchan_arb @amitabhbachchan #33YearsOfAJSK . . . #abujanisandeepkhosla #abujani #sandeepkhosla #journey #memories #milestones #highlights #anniversary #design #craftsmanship #original #couture #classic #handmade #handembroidery #fairytale #wedding #abhishekbachchan #aishwaryaraibachchan #brocade #resham #gota #sherwani #sequins #stones #ghaghra

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Abu Jani and Sandeep Khosla are celebrating 33 years of their brand and they have been sharing gems of photos from the past. Here are other photos shared on their official Instagram handle:

 

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2005: When the stars dazzled in Abu Jani Sandeep Khosla! The Blender's Pride Fashion Show was grandeur and grace at its finest. It featured multiple ranges of luxurious fabrics and crafts that oozed unabashed indulgence. Inspired by Persian carpets, the Isfahan range from the collection celebrated warm neutrals tones in georgettes and skin nets enchanted with embroidery, gold lace and floral patterns. Another range called Twist had solid pink chamois satin designed in western silhouettes. The collection also featured Chikankari and a range of exquisitely intricate blouses and skirt drapes embroidered in Dori Kilim and Sequins Kilim. Amitabh and Abhishek Bachchan were gods in gold and Deepika Padukone made a gorgeous vision in Chikankari. The ever-elegant Shweta Bachchan also walked the ramp in an ensemble from the Lotus range that bloomed with resham embroidery. @amitabhbachchan @bachchan @shwetabachchan @deepikapadukone @niketan_m Show choreographed by @lubna.adam #33YearsOfAJSK . . . #abujanisandeepkhosla #abujani #sandeepkhosla #journey #memories #milestones #highlights #anniversary #design #fashion #craftsmanship #classic #handmade #original #blenderspride #fashionshow #persiancarpets #inspired #Isfahan #neutrals #georgettes #embroidery #florals #chikankari #amitabhbachchan #abhishekbachchan #deepikapadukone #shwetabachchan

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2005: When the stars dazzled in Abu Jani Sandeep Khosla! The Blender's Pride Fashion Show was grandeur and grace at its finest. It featured multiple ranges of luxurious fabrics and crafts that oozed unabashed indulgence. Inspired by Persian carpets, the Isfahan range from the collection celebrated warm neutrals tones in georgettes and skin nets enchanted with embroidery, gold lace and floral patterns. Another range called Twist had solid pink chamois satin designed in western silhouettes. The collection also featured Chikankari and a range of exquisitely intricate blouses and skirt drapes embroidered in Dori Kilim and Sequins Kilim. Amitabh and Abhishek Bachchan were gods in gold and Deepika Padukone made a gorgeous vision in Chikankari. The ever-elegant Shweta Bachchan also walked the ramp in an ensemble from the Lotus range that bloomed with resham embroidery. @amitabhbachchan @bachchan @shwetabachchan @deepikapadukone @niketan_m Show choreographed by @lubna.adam #33YearsOfAJSK . . . #abujanisandeepkhosla #abujani #sandeepkhosla #journey #memories #milestones #highlights #anniversary #design #fashion #craftsmanship #classic #handmade #original #blenderspride #fashionshow #persiancarpets #inspired #Isfahan #neutrals #georgettes #embroidery #florals #chikankari #amitabhbachchan #abhishekbachchan #deepikapadukone #shwetabachchan

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2000: Another one from the ‘Celebration of Style’ show at Famous Studios, Mumbai! Many prominent personalities of Indian cinema extended their support for the event and its cause. Farah Khan choreographed a delightful dance and it was the first time celebrities walked for a fashion show. @bachchan @iamsonalibendre @officialraveenatandon @farahkhankunder @mrkhanna #33YearsOfAJSK . . . #abujanisandeepkhosla #abujani #sandeepkhosla #journey #memories #milestones #highlights #anniversary #design #fashion #craftsmanship #booklaunch #celebrationofstyle #couture #art #charity #hiv #aids #abhishekbachchan #raveenatandon #sonalibendre #farahkhankunder #rahulkhanna #classic #handmade #handembroidery

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2004: More of Zardozi, yet never enough! Dimple Kapadia with her daughters Twinkle and Rinke as seen in Abu Jani Sandeep Khosla's India Fantastique. A true goddess in black and gold, Dimple is wearing a Khadi saree illuminated by the golden finesse of Zardozi work. Twinkle glimmers in an anarkali set on brocade with multiple Zardozi borders featuring gold and silver details, and Rinke stuns in a lavishly embroidered ghagra that beautifully complements her mother's and sister's ensembles. The next image features a garment that indulgently celebrates every stitch that is used in creating Zardozi inspired couture. Stones and sequins lend an added shine to its exquisiteness. The final one shows a cutwork ghagra that has Zardozi set on an entire backdrop of lace. Its effect is delicate, divine and decadent all at once. From a series of family portraits shot by @ramshergill for the book, India Fantastique. @twinklekhanna #33YearsOfAJSK . . . #abujanisandeepkhosla #abujani #sandeepkhosla #journey #memories #milestones #highlights #anniversary #design #fashion #craftsmanship #handembroidery #classic #handmade #original #dimplekapadia #twinklekapadia #rinkekapadia #indiafantastique #khadi #saree #zardozi #anarkali #ghaghra #couture #brocade #zardoziborders #stones #sequins

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EXCLUSIVE: Nora Fatehi opens up about bonding with Varun Dhawan and Shraddha Kapoor on Street Dancer 3D

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Nora Fatehi is creating waves and why not. The actress gave a huge chartbuster with 'Dilbar' song last year which was in Satyameva Jayate. The actress, since then, has gone into to star in several peppy numbers including 'Kamariya' in Stree and 'O Saki Saki' in Batla House. With Batla House, she has forayed into acting as well. Now, moving ahead, the actress will be starring in Street Dancer 3D alongside Varun Dhawan and Shraddha Kapoor.

EXCLUSIVE: Nora Fatehi opens up about bonding with Varun Dhawan and Shraddha Kapoor on Street Dancer 3D

The film, helmed by Remo D'Souza, is once again a dance film featuring some of his older cast from ABCD 2. While Nora Fatehi is a new addition, the actress had a fun time during the filming of the movie. Speaking about her role, Nora said, "In Street Dancer 3D, I am the second lead in the film. That's huge and it's a step up in my career. There's a great storyline in the movie and I am playing a really cool role. There's a lot of emotions in my character, lot of depth. And of course, dance. I am doing different styles of dance that I have never attempted before. You'll definitely see me in a different light. Being opposite Varun Dhawan is a huge thing for my career and positioning in the industry. To be able to do a film with Shraddha Kapoor, Varun Dhawan and being directed Remo D'Souza, it, of course, really enhances my positioning in the industry. But, I have given it all the film and I have been able to do some things that I haven't done before. This will be a treat for the audience as they will see me do several things in one film - act, dance and perform. It's going to be really fun. I can't wait for the film to release.

The actress even became good friends with Varun Dhawan and Shraddha Kapoor during the course of the shooting. The fans have witnessed them goofing around in the behind the scenes videos and photos. Further talking about working with the cast, Nora added, "Working with Varun and Shraddha has of course been an outstanding experience. It's been super fun and we've had a great time on set. Although we worked very hard for the film, we also understood that we really vibe well together and it's fun we are together, we really did a lot of Masti and enjoy ourselves at the same time while working hard. Of course, we always joke around, we laugh and it's always fun to be around with people who have great energies and good vibes, who are kids at heart. We are all kids at heart at the end of the day. The experience of shooting with them on Street Dancer 3D is very special to me. When we wrapped up the film, it was really really sad. It's just a different experience. I don't think a lot of actors get to experience that on the sets and I got lucky to experience that. I am very grateful to them. Not just Varun and Shraddha, even the other dancers in the film Raghav Juyal, Dharmesh Yelande, Sushant, all the dancers - if I were to name them all we would be here all day. But, all of them were amazing. The environment on the set it felt like we were back in high school again. It's so real, positive and fun."

Street Dancer 3D is set to release on Republic Day 2019.

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Akshay Kumar jokes he will lose all the respect he has gained so far after Housefull 4

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Akshay Kumar’s last release Mission Mangal has been his highest opener at the box office by making Rs. 27 crores on the very first day. The women-centric film is winning hearts all over the country and revolves around the first successful attempt of ISRO at launching a ship to Mars. Akshay Kumar has successfully become the actor whose pictures usually have an important social message. Films including Padman, Toilet – Ek Prem Katha, and Jolly LLB 2 being some of the few, Mission Mangal also addresses a lot of social issues.

Akshay Kumar jokes he will lose all the respect he has gained so far after Housefull 4

During one of the promotional press conferences for Mission Mangal, Akshay was asked whether he fears getting typecast with the series of socially relevant films he has been making in the past. Vidya Balan was quick to answer that Housefull 4 will definitely be the one to typecast him because it has the best social message. To which, Akshay Kumar wittily replied that he will end up losing all the respect he has gained so far after Housefull 4 because it happens to be an out-and-out slapstick comedy!

He will also be seen in Laxxmi Bomb with Kiara Advani and has recently started shooting for the same.

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Mika Singh FINALLY talks about attending the event in Pakistan, says, “It was a mistake and it will not be repeated again”

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Mika Singh has been under the radar for a few days now after the news broke out that the lauded singer recently attended an event in Pakistan held for the former Pak President, Pervez Musharraf's family. All hell broke loose when the netizens realized that the event took place after Article 370 was revoked, taking away the special status given to Jammu and Kashmir. The country has been debating over the issue ever since. The Federation of Western Indian Cine Employees decided to impose a ban on Mika.

Mika Singh FINALLY talks about attending the event in Pakistan, says, “It was a mistake and it will not be repeated again”

In a recent press conference held to address the issue, Ashoke Pandit, BN Tiwari, and Mika Singh were at the panel. While there were a lot of reporters who wanted to ask questions to Mika, Ashoke Pandit and BN Tiwari let out a disclaimer saying that everyone was upset with Mika’s performance and had already issued an NC against him. While they were ready to impose a ban on him, Mika approached them asking for a chance to explain the reason behind performing in Pakistan. Turns out, Mika had agreed to do the event long before the Pulwama attacks took place and since it was an old commitment, he went ahead with it.

When a reporter asked him why he went there despite knowing it will cause an issue, his reply was, “I went there because I got a visa, you would do the same if you had one too!” They chose not to answer a lot of questions, but Mika certainly sounded agitated as he was the only one being questioned. He went ahead to point out how Indian singers were still doing concerts with Pakistani singers and how unfair it was for the media to target him alone. Mika went ahead to apologize for performing and said, “It was a mistake and it will not be repeated again.”

In conclusion, Pakistani artists are banned no matter how the Indo-Pak relationship takes a turn. The ban on Mika Singh has, however, been lifted.

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EXCLUSIVE: Emraan Hashmi and Kirti Kulhari's first look of Bard Of Blood is here and it is intriguing

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Emraan Hashmi and Kirti Kulhari are making their way to the digital platform Netflix with a thriller series, Bard Of Blood. The series is being produced by superstar Shah Rukh Khan. SRK has been doing some teaser promos for the show creating excitement amongst the fans.

EXCLUSIVE: Emraan Hashmi and Kirti Kulhari's first look of Bard Of Blood is here and it is intriguing

And we finally have the first look of the series. Emraan Hashmi and Kirti Kulhari feature in this first glimpse as the two of them seem of engrossed in a conversation. Talking about the series, ​Ribhu Dasgupta said, “This journey on Bard of Blood has been one which I will cherish all my life. It has changed me as a person and as a filmmaker for the best. Directing the series for Netflix, in association with Red Chillies Entertainment and Mr. Khan has been an extremely fulfilling experience. I am so glad I could be part of it and very excited about the trailer launch. ”

Bard Of Blood is about four Indian intelligence officers belonging to the Indian Intelligence Wing (IIW) who are compromised before they can relay an important piece of information to India. They get captured and are about to be decapitated. The series features a commercially successful and critically acclaimed and cast comprising Emraan Hashmi, Vineet Kumar Singh, Shobhita Dhulipala, Kirti Kulhari and Rajit Kapoor amongst others. Directed by Ribhu Dasgupta and produced by Shah Rukh Khan’s Red Chillies Entertainment, the series is based on the best selling and loved the book of the same name written by Bilal Siddiqui. It is all set to launch on the 27th September 2019 on the service.

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Bard Of Blood: Emraan Hashmi and Shah Rukh Khan have a face-off in an interrogation room and it is hilarious

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Shah Rukh Khan is all set to venture into the digital platform with Emraan Hashmi starrer Bard Of Blood on Netflix. The story is about four Indian intelligence officers belonging to the Indian Intelligence Wing (IIW) who are compromised before they can relay an important piece of information to India. They get captured and are about to be decapitated. The stakes are high.

Bard Of Blood: Emraan Hashmi and Shah Rukh Khan have a face-off in an interrogation room and it is hilarious

While the first teaser will be out on August 22, Shah Rukh Khan is leaving no stone unturned to promote his first digital venture through various hilarious bits. After releasing two promotional videos, this time with he has a face-off with the lead actor Emraan Hashmi himself. The two of them are in an interrogation room where Emraan keeps his cool whereas SRK's dialogues will make you chuckle.

 

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Shah Rukh Khan’s first original Bard of Blood is all set to launch on the 27th September 2019 on the service. The series features a commercially successful and critically acclaimed and cast comprising Emraan Hashmi, Vineet Kumar Singh, Shobhita Dhulipala, Kirti Kulhari and Rajit Kapoor amongst others. Directed by Ribhu Dasgupta and produced by Shah Rukh Khan’s Red Chillies Entertainment, the series is based on the best selling and loved the book of the same name written by Bilal Siddiqui.

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Here’s what Vidya Balan has to say about Kiara Advani’s performance in Kabir Singh

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In a short span of time, Kiara Advani has proved herself as one of the actresses to watch out for. And with her recent portrayal of Preeti, in the hugely successful Kabir Singh, Kiara has certainly upped her ante. The talented lass was hailed from all quarters for her depiction of the shy and subdued Preeti, in this Hindi remake of the South hit film – Arjun Reddy. Even the extremely talented Vidya Balan was all praises for Kiara.

Here’s what Vidya Balan has to say about Kiara Advani’s performance in Kabir Singh

Vidya recently said, “Kiara is so beautiful. I think Kiara did a great job (in Kabir Singh). Especially for a city-bred girl, who is independent, and I am sure who is not like Preeti, to play a role like this with so much conviction, it is incredible. So, I think that’s is the thing with being an actor, whether or not you believe in it, when you are able to pull it off – hats of.”

After Kabir Singh, Kiara will soon be seen in Good News, Laxmmi Bomb, Shershaah, Guilty and Indoo Ki Jawani. And honestly, we won’t be surprised if the girl floors us all once again with her stellar performances.

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THROWBACK THURSDAY: This childhood photo of Ranveer Singh will surely make your day

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Ranveer Singh and the Instagram game is so on point. From shirtless photos to childhood moments, romantic moments with Deepika Padukone to onset shenanigans, the actor loves to share his life with his fans. While everyone is aware that he has a quirky sense of style, it seems like the actor was a star in the making since childhood.

THROWBACK THURSDAY: This childhood photo of Ranveer Singh will surely make your day

The 83' actor, on Thursday early morning, took to his Instagram to share an adorable childhood picture. In the photo, a toddler Ranveer posing in a red hooded tracksuit while posing alongside a photo of his elder sister Ritika Bhavnani.  He captioned the picture as, "all good in the hood."

On the professional front, Ranveer Singh is busy shooting for Kabir Khan's directorial in which he is starring as Kapil Dev, titled '83. The film is set to release on April 10, 2020.

 

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Lakme Fashion Week Winter/Festive 2019: Farhan Akhtar and Shibani Dandekar make a stunning pair as showstoppers for Payal Singhal

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Two successful decades in fashion is a great achievement for any designer and Payal Singhal has not only carved a niche for herself in the country but also got a loyal following around the globe. Her celebratory collection called “Gypsies and Bohemia” at Lakmé Fashion Week Winter/Festive 2019 chalked out her DNA and inspirations perfectly.

Lakme Fashion Week Winter/Festive 2019: Farhan Akhtar and Shibani Dandekar make a stunning pair as showstoppers for Payal Singhal

Selecting her showstoppers carefully to match the theme of the show, there was glamorous, bohemia with a gypsy touch when Payal brought Bollywood’s favourite couple, Shibani Dandekar (who is Payal’s favourite muse) and her beau the very handsome Farhan Akhtar. The pair looked ultra-stylish in coordinated ecru creations. Shibani looked dazzling in a georgette lehenga and choli topped with a tasseled, 3D embellished cropped blouse; while Farhan looked dashing in a printed kurta, churidars and dupatta. The ensembles were splashed with exciting neon wool, floral zardosi work as Shibani and Farhan strutted down the catwalk in perfect unison.

Creating a bohemian Turkish and Moroccan bazaar set on the ramp with Turkish carpets hung above and the mosaic patterned ramp below, the show opened with colours, zest and loads of feisty flavour. Drawing her creative ideas from folklore especially the Islamic architecture and the colours of bazaars in Turkey and Morocco as well as the 10th century gypsy vagabonds; the total mood of the collection was for the free-spirited millennial wanderers.

Payal’s fabrics have always told a rich story with georgette, bits of velvet and organza; while the colours have been adventurous. From neutral white and ecru, the palette moved to periwinkle blue, pale rose and pops of neon with black.

Lakme Fashion Week Winter/Festive 2019: Farhan Akhtar and Shibani Dandekar make a stunning pair as showstoppers for Payal Singhal

The Payal Singhal collection was a grand study in embellishments, when thread work, cutwork jaalis, leather embroidery, frayed tassels, which were the leitmotif of the collection; appliqués, patchwork, pom-poms, and 3D textures formed the highlights on the garments. Payal’s signature prints came in the form of hand-painted blossoms and ikat.

Catering to an international clientele who loves indie sensibilities, Payal offered jacket-cholis, lehenga-salwars, bomber jackets and deconstructed blazers along with her famed drop-crotch pants, cropped skirts, saris and coordinated sets.

Creating a fashionable impact were the paneled, tasseled skirt/blouse duo, sheer skirt over slim printed pants, kaftans, flared blouse with bell-sleeves, the black long-sleeved, transparent, lean tube over skinny trousers with a bralette and the tasseled blouse/bustier. The solitary sari too had a bohemian flavour with its tasseled edges. Cropped pants and the embroidered hip length, drop waist kurtas, jumpsuit with side tassels, mini coat dress with intense embellishments and the extreme textured, long skirts in ombré and multi-colored ruffles were stunners.

Lakme Fashion Week Winter/Festive 2019: Farhan Akhtar and Shibani Dandekar make a stunning pair as showstoppers for Payal Singhal

To complete the “Gypsies and Bohemia” look Payal added totes, fanny packs, belt bags, and wristlets. Payal’s men’s wear matched the theme as printed kurtas - some with side drawstrings - bundies, skinny trousers, and churidars added to the look of the collection.

Payal Singhal’s celebratory 20th-anniversary collection had strong versatile vibes that emphasised the profile of the range, which will move effortlessly from Indian soirées to international Red-Carpet nights or destination weddings.

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Ranveer Singh breaks the internet yet again with this Topless picture

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Actor Ranveer Singh posted a topless picture of himself on Instagram and his fans cannot stop adoring him. The 34-year-old star sure knows how to drive his fans crazy with just one picture.

Ranveer Singh breaks the internet yet again with this Topless picture

Sharing the picture and flaunting his well-toned abs, the actor captioned it as: “Extra gluten please.”

 

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The picture is already all over the internet and fans and other celebrities are also commenting on the photo. One of the best comments is from actor Kunal Kemmu who wrote, “Tel ki chamak aur look mai namak... Mind ijj blowing.”  Reacting to the photo, actress Dia Mirza wrote: "Stop it".

However, fans of the actor are waiting to see actress Deepika Padukone’s comment on the post. The two are known to drop in comments on each other’s' social media posts.

This is not the first time the Padmaavat actor has posted a topless picture of himself. Just last month, the actor had posted a topless picture and captioned it as, “Me looking at you eating carbs like." This picture had also managed to break the internet with fans commenting about his flawless looks.

 

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On the work front, Ranveer Singh was last seen in Zoya Akhtar’s film Gully Boy. He is currently shooting for Kabir Khan’s film 83 which is based on the life of cricketer Kapil Dev. Deepika Padukone, too, plays an important character in the film and this is the first time the couple will be sharing screen space post their wedding.

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Salman Khan and Sonakshi Sinha spend time with special children in Rajasthan amidst Dabangg 3 shoot

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Salman Khan and Sonakshi Sinha are currently shooting for the last leg of their upcoming film Dabangg 3 in Rajasthan. The actors took some time off from their schedule to visit special children of Umang to brighten up their day.

Salman Khan and Sonakshi Sinha spend time with special children in Rajasthan amidst Dabangg 3 shoot

Photos shared by Bina Kak on her social media handle show the actors having a gala time with the kids. Salman Khan even shook a leg with the kids. Meanwhile, Sonakshi Sinha was all smiles as she posed with the children.

Sharing the picture of Salman Khan dancing with the kids, Bina wrote, “Dancing on the sets  ...Salman khan spending quality time with children of #umangjaipur on the sets of #dabangg3 ..Special tent was put up for children n they were treated with patties, wafers n pastries by the crew. They all had a ball with their favorite Bhaijaan.”

Salman Khan also surprised Umang School by bearing the cost of solar power for their building in Jaipur.

Meanwhile, Dabangg 3 also stars Arbaaz Khan, Pramod Khanna and South star Kiccha Sudeep.  The film’s shooting had kicked off in Madhya Pradesh and then moved to Mumbai. Sudeep will be the antagonist in the film and Dabangg 3 will have two parallel tracks of Chulbul’s past and present. The action sequences between Salman and Sudeep were shot in Mumbai.

The film will be released on December 20 in Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, and Kannada.

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VIDEO: Coolie No 1 Varun Dhawan is now ‘Chachu No 1’ while playing with his niece Ishita

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Varun Dhawan is a busy actor. The actor, who recently wrapped up Street Dancer 3D, has kick-started work on his next project, Coolie No 1. The film is being shot in Bangkok. Sara Ali Khan finished her portions and returned to Mumbai. Meanwhile, a special person is in Bangkok for whom Varun might even skip shoot.VIDEO: Coolie No 1 Varun Dhawan is now ‘Chachu No 1’ while playing with his niece Ishita

We are talking about his little niece, Ishita. His elder brother Rohit Dhawan and bhabhi Jaanvi Desai Dhawan welcomed their daughter earlier this year. While the Dhawan family does not share many photos of their youngest one, they often like to share cute glimpses. Varun, on Wednesday, shared a video of himself while playing with Ishita. She is sitting on his shoulder as he was goofing around with her and made her smile. He captioned the video, “Manager-u have a free day Varun let’s finish the meeting? Varun- I’m very busy ishita. LOML- love of my life.”

 

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Coming back to Coolie No 1, the film is the remake of Govinda and Karisma Kapoor starrer. The film will star Paresh Rawal, Sahil Vaid, Jaaved Jafferi and Rajpal Yadav among others. Directed by David Dhawan and produced by Vashu Bhagnani, Jackky Bhagnani and Deepshikha Deshmukh, the film is all set to release on May 1, 2020.

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PHOTOS: Akshay Kumar and Kiara Advani strike a pose on a jetty while shooting for Laxmmi Bomb

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Akshay Kumar is on a shooting spree. Right after the release of Mission Mangal, he has straightaway gone to the sets again for his next. The actor has begun the next schedule of Laxmmi Bomb which was stalled due to Mumbai monsoon.

PHOTOS: Akshay Kumar and Kiara Advani strike a pose on a jetty while shooting for Laxmmi Bomb

Akshay Kumar, a few days ago, was seen taking a jetty to sets of the film along with his co-star Kiara Advani. The two of them were accompanied by the team members. The actress shared a beautiful moment from the jetty on Instagram as the two actors enjoyed the sunset. She simply wrote Laxmmi with bomb emoji.

This won’t be the first time these two actors will be working together. Before Laxmmi Bomb, Kiara and Akshay have already wrapped up Dharma Productions’ Good News.

PHOTOS: Akshay Kumar and Kiara Advani strike a pose on a jetty while shooting for Laxmmi Bomb

Laxmmi Bomb is the Hindi remake of Tamil film, Muni 2: Kanchana. The film was helmed by Raghava Lawrence, who is now also directing the Hindi version as well. Fox Star Studios presents A Cape of Good Films Production in association with Shabinaa Entertainment & Tusshar Entertainment House, Laxmmi Bomb, which revolves around a cowardly man named Raghava who gets possessed by the ghost of a transgender woman. This woman wants to take revenge against the ones who destroyed her life.

Besides this film, Akshay Kumar has two releases this year – Housefull 4 during Diwali and Good News during Christmas.

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Chhichhore director Nitesh Tiwari shares a glimpse of his college days in this throwback picture

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Chhichhore trailer has left the audience reminiscing back their college days. The film is based on the two phases of the character’s lives presenting the college life and middle-aged life. Director Nitesh Tiwari shared the most adorable picture getting down the memory lane from his colleges to a trip to Daman and called it his Chhichhore days.

Chhichhore director Nitesh Tiwari shares a glimpse of his college days in this throwback picture

Showing his excitement looking back at his college days, Dangal fame Director Nitesh Tiwari took to his social media handle and shared, "My #Chhichhore gang from college days! Can you spot me? #DamanTrip #StillFresh"

Nitesh Tiwari is known to bring the best out of film-making, presenting the essence of the story in a most beautiful way, the director couldn't stop getting nostalgic about his trip to college days and shared the wonderful post leaving the audience in awe and guessing where Nitesh Tiwari is in the picture.

The film stars Sushant Singh Rajput and Shraddha Kapoor in the lead roles and revoles around the two lives within a life span that a group of friends go through- the college life and the mid-life. The poster has already hit the right chord with the audience as it promises to take you down the memory lane and experience friendships once again!

Chhichhore marks the coming together of Sajid Nadiadwala and Fox Star Studios after they delivered the hits Judwaa 2 and Baaghi 2, together. Chhichhore is being helmed by Nitesh Tiwari.

ALSO READ: Chhichhore cast underwent behavioural workshop to play 50-year-olds on screen

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Here's how Hrithik Roshan helped Sameera Reddy with her stammering

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Sameera Reddy, who recently gave birth to her second child, revealed that Hrithik Roshan helped her overcome stammering. During a recent conversation, the actress revealed how she would have a problem while speaking and Hrithik's sweet gesture completely changed everything for her.

Here's how Hrithik Roshan helped Sameera Reddy with her stammering

Sameera Reddy said that she would hesitate to talk to people, going for auditions due to her stammering and think that people would judge her. Hrithik Roshan saw that and recommended her a book that changed her life. It helped her overcome her fear. Slowly, she started seeing changes in her speech. Then, she went to a speech therapist and started working on her speech. She added that she can't thank Hrithik enough for recommending her the book which she still has it.

Sameera Reddy is enjoying her blissful life as a mother of two beautiful children.

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Rishi Kapoor says Neetu Kapoor was his rock throughout the cancer treatment

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Rishi Kapoor, after the release of Mulk last year, headed to New York for treatment. The actor had not informed about his illness until recently when it was revealed he had cancer. Almost one year into his treatment, the veteran actor is gearing for his return to India. Rishi Kapoor recently said that he is hoping to return before Ganesh Chaturthi festival. Since the Kapoor family has celebrated the festival on a grand scale for years, he wants to be part of it this year.

Rishi Kapoor says Neetu Kapoor was his rock throughout the cancer treatment

Rishi further revealed that his wife Neetu Kapoor has been his rock and stayed with him throughout the trying times. She shouldered all the responsibilities. He further said that his family has been supportive and would drop in to give him strength during his illness.

Rishi Kapoor said that fans in New York have been so loving and gracious. The taxi drivers would not take money from him, waiters would recognise him at restaurants and say hello to him. He recalled a funny incident when he was at a restaurant where the staff was Bangladeshi. Some of them greeted him. One of their American staff members thought that the veteran actor was ex-staff member that's why the other staff members were greeting him. Rishi, while heading home, laughed throughout the journey while thinking about the incident.

On the work front, Rishi Kapoor revealed that the makers of The Body starring Emraan Hashmi have been gracious enough to wait for him. He wants to jump into work once he is back. He has two more films.

ALSO READ: Rishi Kapoor is happy to hear his song ‘Main Shayar Toh Nahi’ being played at a salon in New York

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Karan Johar shares glimpses of the cast and sets of Takht

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Filmmaker Karan Johar had announced his next directorial venture Takht almost a year ago. The filmmaker shared glimpses from the prep for the film on his Instagram. He posted two videos on his Instagram story.

Karan Johar shares glimpses of the cast and sets of Takht

The first video story shows a glass wall with ‘Space to create’ written on it and stops at the poster of Takht placed at the corner of a room in Karan Johar's office. The second video shows a wall, on which monochrome photos of the cast of Takht including Anil Kapoor, Kareena Kapoor, Ranveer Singh, Bhumi Pednekar, Janhvi Kapoor, Vicky Kaushal, and Alia Bhatt can be seen.

If looked at carefully, there are photos of the magnificent sets of the film Takht on the wall beside the photo of the cast. Dharma Productions shared the same videos on their Instagram story and wrote, "Sneak peek into #Takht prep made by Karan Johar."

 

Karan Johar is known for making larger than life films. However, Kalank, which had a huge star cast and backed by Karan Johar’s Dharma Productions failed to impress the audience and critics. The filmmaker during an interview said that he will not apologise for the type of films he makes. He said that he made those kinds of films because he was raised in a certain atmosphere and there was also an aspiration that was attached to his way of thinking.

Also Read: Karan Johar responds to allegations of drugs at house party with Bollywood celebrities 

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Anushka Sharma is making the internet a happy place

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Anushka Sharma’s social media is most definitely turning out to be the happiest place on the internet. For a while, Anushka’s posts has been all about happiness and joy and she has been spreading the need for kindness and inclusivity through her pictures, quotes on life and even her digital activations like Happy Tweets that drops today will see her read the happiest tweets and comments that she can find on social media. Her social media is a complete mirror image of what Anushka is as a person and it gives a glimpse of her state of mind. We can assume that it strongly indicates the current, content phase of her life and her positive energy is infectious to us all.

Anushka Sharma is making the internet a happy place

Anushka has always been a thought leader in her own right as she dabbles with hats. From being an actor, producer, animal rights activist and an entrepreneur, Anushka seems to be approaching all the aspects of her life with only positivity and inclusivity. Called Love&LightProject, Anushka’s digital initiative seems to be only looking to spread good vibes and we love every bit about this concept. It looks like Anushka is wanting to turn the hate and negativity into something real and positive. From meaningful creating content, to collaborating with like-minded people, to advocating the need for inclusivity, Love&LightProject will be a digital thought starter for the internet to converse on all things positive.

As we all know, the internet can be a negative space sometimes and with her huge social media following of around 60 million followers, Anushka seems to be wanting to start a conversation of like-minded people who want to connect on things that spread the cheer. Last week Anushka started a campaign, #JusticeForAnimals, looking to amend The Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act, 1960 and called for stricter laws to punish offenders.

 

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Time for some internet positivity rn. ✨???? #LoveAndLightProject

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“Digital boom has incredible benefits. It has brought the world closer and it gives us tremendous scope of connecting and collaborating and creating communities of like-minded people. So, yes when many say that the internet can be an extremely negative place, I feel we have to use the medium for the potential that it can unlock. Social media has the power to influence the youth, culture and society and if we look to trigger positive conversations, it will be hugely constructive for society at large. Small gestures of inclusivity, new connections, gratitude for all that we have, are conversations that need to happen on social media. Love&LightProject is a social experiment to constructively connect as human beings and not subject each other to negativity. I believe that through positivity and positive affirmations, our world would thrive better,” says Anushka, when asked about her current social media ethos.

Anushka recently posted a picture of her smiling vibrantly while taking the tube and captioned it ‘happy girls are the prettiest’. With the happy vibe on her social media, Anushka’s profile is certainly something that everyone is currently loving, discussing and crushing on.

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The Girl On The Train: Parineeti Chopra is bruised and scared in the intriguing first look of her suspense thriller

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Parineeti Chopra has interesting projects lined up after she went on a signing spree. The actress has been roped in for a thriller, The Girl On The Train remake which went on floor in London.

The Girl On The Train: Parineeti Chopra is bruised and scared in the intriguing first look of her suspense thriller

Sharing the first look on social media, Parineeti Chopra is a woman in extreme shock in the photo. The actress is in a bathtub while covered in blood. "Something I’ve never done before. And the most difficult character I have ever played in my life.  #FirstLook #TheGirlOnTheTrain @RelianceEnt @Shibasishsarkar @amblin," she captioned it.

The Girl On The Train, Hollywood thriller, was based Paula Hawkins’ novel with the same name. The 2016 film starred the critically acclaimed Emily Blunt and was directed by Tate Taylor. The film also starred Rebecca Ferguson, Haley Bennett, Justin Theroux, Luke Evans, Allison Janney, Édgar Ramírezand Lisa Kudrow. It revolved around a divorced woman who is an alcoholic. She becomes a suspect in a missing person’s investigation.

Anil D. Ambani led Reliance Entertainment will produce the official Hindi remake of Paula Hawkins’ 2015 runaway bestseller, The Girl On The Train. The thriller will be directed by Ribhu Dasgupta.

ALSO READ: The Girl On The Train: Parineeti Chopra and Kirti Kulhari share a hug after their first scene together

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Nikamma: Shilpa Shetty returns to movies with Abhimanyu Dassani and Sabbir Khan’s action entertainer

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Director Sabbir Khan is returning to action with his next project Nikamma which will introduce the fresh pairing of Abhimanyu Dassani, son of actress Bhagyashree and singer and social media sensation, Shirley Setia. With this film, Shilpa Shetty will be making her comeback after 13 years.

Nikamma: Shilpa Shetty returns to movies with Abhimanyu Dassani and Sabbir Khan’s action entertainer

Shilpa Shetty, on Tuesday, shared photos from the sets of the film as she is excited to be back. "Back on the sets... with #Nikamma in the role of Avni. Can’t tell you HOW much I missed this. We are going to have so much fun @abhimanyud, love you @sabbir24x7 even when you are trying to cover your stomach with the clap.Wah !! Really Clapworthy," she captioned the photo which featured Abhimanyu and Sabbir.

Nikamma: Shilpa Shetty returns to movies with Abhimanyu Dassani and Sabbir Khan’s action entertainer

“It feels great, I am ready to take that plunge again and looking forward to be back on the big screen. It’s a refreshingly unique project and I am looking forward to working with Sabbir. I loved my role, and it’s something I’ve never down before … I can’t wait for my audiences to see me in a new avatar!,” she said earlier.

Nikamma is jointly produced by Sony Pictures International Productions and Sabbir Khan Films and is scheduled to release in the summer of 2020!

ALSO READ: Shilpa Shetty to make her comeback after 13 years with Abhimanyu Dassani and Shirley Setia’s Nikamma

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Sidharth Malhotra literally hangs around in Kargil 

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Sidharth Malhotra is currently shooting for Vikram Batra biopic titled Shershaah and the team has recently started shooting for the film in Srinagar.

Sidharth Malhotra literally hangs around in Kargil 

The actor has been sharing images and videos of his time in Kargil. Now, the Jabariya Jodi actor has shared a video where is seen working out and feels that there should not be any excuse to not work out.

Sharing the video he wrote, “Just hanging around in Kargil, literally! ???? No excuses for not working out even if you don’t have a gym. Always adapt to what you've got and that's how we roll ???? #SidFit#Shershaah #ShootLife #Kargil

Just a few days ago, the actor had posted pictures from the sets of the film in Kargil where he is seen enjoying a game of cricket with his crew amidst the scenic beauty of Srinagar.

The shooting of the film had got delayed by a couple of days because of the curfews and strict patrolling. However, now the team is back on track. Sidharth has been going under some serious physical training for his role as Captain Vikram Batra, an officer of the Indian Army, who was martyred in the line of duty during the 1999 Kargil war. Shershaah also stars Kiara Advani and is one of the toughest roles that Sidharth had to prep for.

 

Also Read: Sidharth Malhotra is enjoying his stint as the ‘man in uniform’ in Shershaah

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Nick Jonas gestures to Priyanka during his concert; video goes viral

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Ever since Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas tied the knot, the two have not shied away from expressing their love for each other in public. During a performance of his Happiness Begins tour, which is currently underway in the US, Nick signalled his wife 'I Love You' from the concert stage using sign language.

Nick Jonas gestures to Priyanka during his concert; video goes viral

Priyanka Chopra was watching was in the crowd watching her husband from a distance. During the concert in Boston, Nick Jonas who is the frontman was surrounded by his fans and this did not stop him from showering his wife with love.

Also accompanying Priyanka in the concert was her mother Madhu Chopra, who was on her feet as she enjoyed the Jonas Brothers concert. The video where Nick Jonas is seen in an all-orange ensemble and gesturing ‘I Love You’ towards Priyanka has gone viral on the internet. Fans of the stars cannot get enough of the two, who are setting major couple goals every time they head out together.

Check out the pictures of Nick signalling Priyanka 'I Love You' here:

On the work front, Priyanka Chopra recently wrapped the shoot of Shonali Bose’s film The Sky is Pink. She will be seen in a Bollywood film after nearly three years. Her last Bollywood film was the 2016 film Jai Gangaajal.

Also Read: Priyanka Chopra calls out the double standards of the entertainment industry; blames lack of opportunities for women

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Spot the difference: Shahid Kapoor posts a childhood picture of himself and his son Zain Kapoor

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Bollywood actor Shahid Kapoor seems to be walking down the memory lane along with his father. The Kabir Singh actor took to Instagram to share a collage made of his baby picture and also a picture from his little baby boy Zain Kapoor.

Spot the difference Shahid Kapoor posts a childhood picture of himself and his father 

Sharing the picture, the actor wrote, “Spot the difference #likefatherlikeson." Indeed, there is no difference in both the pictures and Zain Kapoor looks like a copy of his father. Fans of the actor loved this throwback picture and are showering love on the actor.

 

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Spot the difference #likefatherlikeson

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Actor Ishaan Khatter, who is Shahid Kapoor’s stepbrother, also commented on the picture with a heart emoticon. The actor was last seen in the film Kabir Singh which was a box office blockbuster. The film which is a remake of the Telugu film Arjun Reddy made a lot of controversies because of the lead character played by Shahid Kapoor. However, despite all the controversies the actor was lauded for his performance in the film.

Ever since the success of the film, Shahid Kapoor has become the go-to actor for remakes of South Indian films. The makers of the Telugu film Jersey that starred Nani in the lead role are trying to get the Haider actor on board for the Hindi remake of the film.

Also Read: Shahid Kapoor starrer Dingko Singh has been put on hold

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SAAHO: Shraddha Kapoor looks every bit glamourous in this sequined outfit for promotions!

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Shraddha Kapoor, the actor known for her simplicity and knee-weakening smile knows perfectly how to keep her fans engaged on social media. The actress posted her pictures of her sequined outfit which she wore for the promotional event of Saaho. Her ensemble was like a breath of fresh air. Like always, Shraddha Kapoor managed to look effortlessly stunning in her gorgeous ensemble.

SAAHO Shraddha Kapoor looks every bit glamourous in this sequined outfit for promotions!

Shraddha Kapoor oozes oomph in her latest Instagram post. The diva flaunted the sequined dress along with just a finger-ring. The midi dress was glamorous in every sense. She kept simple with just light make-up and wavy hair look. With her upcoming Bollywood blockbuster with south superstar Prabhas, Shraddha Kapoor is all set to slay with her trending promotion looks.

Shraddha is making chic fashionable statements all over again. The actress has been busy juggling between three films.  The actress is excited for the promotions of both the movies as she got to play vastly different roles are all the three movies. This year is going to be a treat for Shraddha Kapoor.

With the kind of versatility and range that Shraddha Kapoor presents as an actor, the actress is the leading lady of a variety of substantial projects and the audience and her fans are eagerly awaiting the release of both her much-awaited films, Saaho, which is releasing on 30th of August and Chhichhore which is being released a week later on September 6.

Also Read: Shraddha Kapoor opens up about shooting for 3 films together as she gears up for back-to-back releases!

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Kareena Kapoor and Saif Ali Khan are all smiles in this throwback picture from Kunal Kemmu and Soha’s wedding

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A four-year-old picture of the (Khan)daan has gone viral and has the internet shower love on the picture all over again. The picture is from Soha Ali Khan and Kunal Kemmu’s wedding. Also seen in the picture are Saif Ali Khan, Kareena Kapoor Khan, Sharmila Tagore and Saif’s sister Saba Ali Khan. This playful picture of the Nawab family has gone viral on social media.

Kareena Kapoor and Saif Ali Khan are all smiles in this throwback picture from Kunal Khemmu and Soha’s wedding

Soha and Kunal first met on the sets of Umesh Shukla's Dhoondte Reh Jaaoge (2009), which was their first film together. Sparks flew between them during the shooting of 99 (2009), which was helmed by director duo Raj and DK.

Kunal had popped the question to Soha in Paris, in 2014. The couple got married in an intimate ceremony in Mumbai on January 25, 2015. They had their first child, a baby girl, whom they named Inaaya Naumi Kemmu.

The couples Kareena-Saif and Soha-Kunal are often seen vacationing together along with their kids. Recently, pictures of their children Taimur and Inaaya having fun in London was all over the internet.

On their fourth anniversary earlier this year, Soha and Kunal treated their Insta-fam to pictures from their wedding album.

 

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Four years and a promise of forever ❤️ @khemster2 it only gets stronger

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Also Read: EXCLUSIVE: Kareena Kapoor Khan to make digital debut with a chat show?

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Sriram Raghavan opens up about big stars refusing AndhaDhun and how Ayushmann was ready to learn the piano for the role

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Sriram Raghavan is one of the most lauded directors of the industry who has given us a gem of a movie that is AndhaDhun. The Ayushmann Khurrana starrer has won a national award and it deserves every bit of success that it has made so far. Being one of the most unconventional films, AndhaDhun has won hearts across the globe. Director Sriram Raghavan opened up about the time when many known faces in the industry were not sure about the film.

Sriram Raghavan opens up about big stars refusing AndhaDhun and how Ayushmann was ready to learn the piano for the role

In his recent interview, Sriram spoke about how he narrated the script to a few known faces while it was still incomplete and they couldn’t understand how it would pan out. Sriram was sure that if they didn’t understand the script while it was in progress, they wouldn’t be able to get into the skin of the character. Ayushmann later texted Raghavan asking to audition for the part and when he was asked if he could play the piano, he said that he knew how to play the guitar and would learn to play the keys for the role.

We’re so glad that Ayushmann texted Sriram regarding the audition because we wouldn’t have anyone else playing that part but him!

Also Read: Sriram Raghavan’s next to be based on THIS French novel by Frederic Dard

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LOL! Anushka Sharma's BIKINI picture inspires a series of hilarious memes on the social media

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Celebrities are forever sharing images either from their shoot locations or vacations. And more often than not, it is the bikini images that seem to be trending on social networking sites. Well, keeping the same in mind Anushka Sharma recently shared an image of herself sporting an orange bikini. While the image was met with a positive response from fans, it looks like the colour scheme and pattern of the bikini has turned Anushka’s pic into the latest raging meme.

LOL! Anushka Sharma's BIKINI picture inspires a series of hilarious memes on the social media

From being compared to a traffic cone, to a clown fish and even being termed as the latest update of the popular VLC Media Player, Anushka Sharma’s bikini picture it seems has managed to make the meme lords pretty happy!

Here’s a look at a few of the hilarious meme doing the rounds:

Also Read: Anushka Sharma’s BIKINI clad sun-kissed picture is all about happiness and self-love!

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Daughters Pranutan and Krishaa Bahl visited their dad Mohnish Bahl on the sets of Sanjivani and it is heart-warming!

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Actor Mohnish Bahl, who is back on the tube with his classic show – Sanjivani after 17 years, has been winning hearts of the audience due to its storyline and performances. The actor who turned 58 years old on 14th August, last week, returned on the sets of the show with his wife and children.

Daughters Pranutan and Krishaa Bahl visited their dad Mohnish Bahl on the sets of Sanjivani and it is heart-warming!

Mohnish Bahl’s daughter Pranutan was last seen in Salman Khan Productions’ movie – Notebook visited her father on the sets of Sanjivani along with her younger sister Krishaa. An excited father, Mohnish Bahl took to Instagram to express his happiness and referred to his daughters as his ‘Do Bandars’ (Two monkeys).

 

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Do Bandar humare shoot pe!!! Trolley ride!!! #btssanjivani

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Daughters Pranutan and Krishaa Bahl visited their dad Mohnish Bahl on the sets of Sanjivani and it is heart-warming!

The team also celebrated Dr. Shashank’s birthday on the sets as the actor was traveling last week. It was sweet that his entire family was present on set to celebrate his special day. Sanjivani has returned after almost 2 decades and we can’t get over the nostalgia. Mohnish also mentioned that he would love to work with his daughter on the screen, so does this mean we will get to see Pranutan on Sanjivani? Only time will tell.

Also Read: Mohnish Bahl opens up about making a comeback on TV with Sanjivani

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WATCH: Will Akshay Kumar and Sara Ali Khan feature in Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2? Anees Bazmee responds

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Just yesterday the poster of the Anees Baznee film Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2 was revealed featuring Kartik Aaryan in the lead role. Though the makers of the film have been rather tight lipped about the rest of the cast, rumour mills have been working overtime claiming that the film will also feature Akshay Kumar and Sara Ali Khan. Well, recently in a conversation with Bollywood Hungama, Anees Bazmee, who will be directing the film, responded to the rumours about Akshay and Sara featuring in Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2, and here’s what he had to say.

WATCH Will Akshay Kumar and Sara Ali Khan feature in Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2 Anees Bazmee responds

Talking about Akshay Kumar featuring in Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2 Bazmee added, “I think yeh thoda sa jaldi hoga mujhe bolna. Because already hum log work kar rahe hai, and dekhiye kya hota hai. Akshayji ke saath bahut saari filme ki hai, Welcome, Singh Is Kinng. Badi khoobsurat yaade rahi hai, unke saath bahut acchi acchi film ki hai. We have a great relationship, bahut pyaar. Mujhe bhi bahut khushi hogi agar woh honge and unke yahan bhi hai ki bhai koi na koi film mein jodna hai. Toh abhi mujhe lagta hai thodasa early hoga bolna. But let’s hope for the best.”

Later, addressing the rumours of Sara Ali Khan featuring in Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2 Anees Bazmee continued, “Nahi, abhi woh kar rahe hai hum log final. Abhi board pe jo hai sirf Kartik hai. Main abhi thoda sa editing mein busy hoon, meri film Pagalpanti ke liye. So after 15 days, jo hai na we will start thinking ki kya hai kya nahi hai. But bahut hi khoobsurati se sab hoga.” Though, Bazmee chose to be rather cryptic his non-committal stance on whether Akshay Kumar and Sara Ali Khan will feature in Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2 has certain caught our interest.

As for the film, Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2 is produced by Bhushan Kumar, Murad Khetani and Krishan Kumar under T-Series and Cine1 Studios. It is being written by Farhad Samji and Akash Kaushik. Directed by Anees Bazmee, the film is scheduled to release on July 31, 2020.

Also Read: Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2: Kartik Aaryan transforms into Indian ghostbuster, the film to release on July 31, 2020

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WAR: Hrithik Roshan and Tiger Shroff's action sequences took one year to design

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Hrithik Roshan and Tiger Shroff’s action spectacle War is the biggest Bollywood film releasing this year given the sheer anticipation from audiences to see this visual extravaganza. Hrithik and Tiger, two of the biggest action superstars of Indian cinema, fight each other in a ruthless, merciless showdown that will surely leave audiences on the edge of their seats to find out who prevails. YRF gave a hint of the brilliant action choreography that audiences will be treated within the teaser of the film that went instantly viral and became the nation’s talking point.

WAR: Hrithik Roshan and Tiger Shroff's action sequences took one year to design
Four of the top action directors of the world Paul Jennings (The Dark Knight, San Andreas, Jack Reacher and Game of Thrones), Franz Spilhaus (Safe House, Eye in the Sky, Death Race), Sea Young Oh (Age of Ultron, Snowpiercer) and Parvez Shaikh (Tiger Zinda Hai, Kesari, Mary Kom) – all specialists in creating a different type of spectacle, have come together to design breath-taking, never seen before action stunts. Hrithik and Tiger will be seen fighting each other on land, air, ocean and even air! Director Siddharth Anand has clearly left no stones unturned to make War the biggest action film that India has ever produced and it looks like he took over a year to build and plan all the action sequences.

Siddharth confirms the news saying, “It is true because I don’t think any movie in India has spent over a year to design action sequences. I wanted to create an action spectacle, a non-stop adrenaline-pumping visual extravaganza for Indian audiences and for that we all had to give over a year to design these sequences. We had four action directors living and working in different parts of the world and it was important to jam with them on how to make War the biggest and one of its kind action film. We wanted audiences to feel that they had never seen this kind of action and we wanted them to be proud that an Indian film could do what a big-budget Hollywood action film delivers.”

He adds, “In fact, the biggest Hollywood action films have, at the most, 4 action sequences in the film, we, on the other hand, have 7 action set pieces! We had two of the biggest action superstars in our film and we wanted to deliver to the expectations of the people and create the grandest action film to date. The response to the teaser has validated our effort and we are hoping that audiences will give as much love to the film as well.”

The action entertainer of the year will see both Hrithik and Tiger push their bodies to the limit to pull off these death-defying acting stunts. They will be seen mercilessly fighting each other in 7 different countries and 15 world cities! Produced by Yash Raj Films, the high-octane film that also stars Vaani Kapoor opposite Hrithik Roshan is set to release on the big National Holiday of Gandhi Jayanti, October 2.

ALSO READ: WAR: Hrithik Roshan and Tiger Shroff perform DEADLY bike crash stunt!

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Deepika Padukone strikes a pose in London with British boxer Amir Khan and his wife Faryal in London

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Deepika Padukone is currently in London shooting for her upcoming film, ’83 where she will be seen playing the role of Romi Dev. The actress has recently returned to the country to resume shooting for her part and her recent pictures have been doing rounds on the internet. The actress has had quite the year as she has recently wrapped up the shoot for Chhapaak and joined the cast of ’83 on sets.

Deepika Padukone strikes a pose in London with British boxer Amir Khan and his wife Faryal in London

While she was out and about in London, she ran into the famous British boxer Amir Khan and his wife Faryal and posed for a few pictures. One of Deepika’s fan clubs posted the pictures on Twitter and she looks like every bit of a diva dressed in casuals. Take a look at them.

Deepika will be seen playing the role of an acid attack survivor in Meghna Gulzar’s Chhapaak and it also stars Vikrant Massey.

Also Read: Deepika Padukone posing for Porter Edit is all about the denim love!

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Ghazal Maestro Talat Aziz mourns the death of Khayyam, recalls recording his most iconic song

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“Khayyam Saab was like my father and he loved me like a son. I feel the loss deeply. I was at his bedside all through his illness. I actually watch him go and I witnessed a golden era come to an end. Khayyam Saab was a perfectionist. I remember the ghazal ‘Nagma-e-Jaan Saaz-e-Dil’ that I recorded with him for Gautam Ghose’s Yatra where he made me do 20 takes after which he was satisfied. But my most memorable song with Khayyam Saab was ‘Phir Chidi Raat Baat Phoolon Ki’ in the film Bazaar in 1982. I was young and for the first time was going to be singing with the one and only Lata Mangeshkar. The recording was at Bombay Lab and the recording engineer was Sharmaji. A very imposing and senior person with a stern look who reputedly was so senior that I heard he could ask Lataji also to do a retake. Anyway as you know we recorded live with the full orchestra outside in the main hall. The singers’ booth was quite spacious but you could not see the recording room through the glass. Khayyam Saheb s made me rehearse for almost two weeks for this song at his residence. I was nervous as I would be singing live in the studio with Lata ji and a whole 60 piece orchestra and if I made one mistake then everyone would have to do a re-take. And they used to record on 35 mm film-reels because the audio part of the film could take the broad sound. Lataji came and we stood in the singers’ room ready for the take.

Ghazal Maestro Talat Aziz mourns the death of Khayyam, recalls recording his most iconic song

I blurted out, ‘I am very nervous.’ Lataji very sweetly said to me, “Why? You are such a good singer”. And without realizing what I was doing I asked her, ‘How do you know that? You haven’t heard me sing’. And I almost bit my tongue realising that was not expected of a raw kid. She smiled sweetly and said, “I heard you on the TV show Aarohi and you sing nicely”.

She was being supportive to a rank-newcomer and that was her greatness. She also cautioned me that Khayyam Saheb is a perfectionist and famous for his “one more safety-take” so I better be prepared for it.

The recording started and after a number of takes Khayyam Saab’s voice came over the headphone “Wah Lata ji kya mast hai! Wah!” Lataji just smiled sweetly and softly said under her breath. “Now he will come and ask for a safety take”.

Ghazal Maestro Talat Aziz mourns the death of Khayyam, recalls recording his most iconic song

And lo and behold Khayyam Saheb on cue opened the singers’ room door and walked in praising her, “Wah Wah! Kya baat hai Lataji kya bast hai. Lekin please ek aur safety take”. I didn’t know what to say when Lataji looked at me with that knowing look which said, “See, what did I tell you”.

This ghazal has become so iconic that even singers like Mehdi Hasan Saab my Guru said I had sung well. This appreciation from such personalities was and is a great compliment although I still feel that I sound raw in that recording but it was the combined genius of Khayyam and the Nightingale of India which helped me sound okay.”

Also Read: Khayyam, the zero-compromise composing genius, is no more

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Coolie No 1: Varun Dhawan continues hilarious cast introductions with his quirky videos

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Varun Dhawan starrer Coolie No 1 has been in the headlines as it has gone on floors in Bangkok. The film, helmed by David Dhawan, stars Sara Ali Khan in the leading role. While Varun reprises the role of Govinda, Sara plays Karisma Kapoor’s part in the film. Another lead actress is yet to be announced.

Coolie No 1: Varun Dhawan continues hilarious cast introductions with his quirky videos

Meanwhile, Varun is enjoying his time while making hilarious videos from the sets of the film. On Tuesday morning, the actor shared a video of himself splashing water on his face from a fountain. Dressed in all black while flaunting his biceps, the actor took the opportunity to introduce his co-actor Rajat Rawail. The two of them are reuniting after the 2017 film, Judwaa 2 in which Rajat was a jewellery showroom owner. Taking to Twitter, Varun wrote, "Thailand mein coolie coolie. The cast got bigger #rajatrawal."

Just a day ago, he introduced his character Kunwar Mahendra Pratap aka the alias he uses in the film. "KUWAR MAHENDRA PRATAP. In the middle of the ocean nearly fell off  #coolieno1," he captioned the video while showing off the scenic beauty with his hilarious commentary.

 

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KUWAR MAHENDRA PRATAP. In the middle of the ocean nearly fell off ???? ????‍♂️ #coolieno1

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The film also stars  Sahil Vaid, Rajpal Yadav, Paresh Rawal and Jaaved Jaaferi.  Pooja Entertainment presents, directed by David Dhawan, Coolie No 1 starring Varun Dhawan and Sara Ali Khan produced by Vashu Bhagnani, Jackky Bhagnani and Deepshikha Deshmukh, is all set to release on May 1, 2020.

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Varun Dhawan waking his Street Dancer 3D co-star up is HILARIOUS!

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Varun Dhawan and Shraddha Kapoor starrer Street Dancer 3D has finally completed their shooting and it is one of the most anticipated films of the year. While it was earlier supposed to release in November this year, due to reasons unknown, the makers have postponed the date to January 2020 with a promise of making it worth the wait. While the actors had a blast shooting for the film, they had a lot more fun behind the scenes.

Varun Dhawan waking his Street Dancer 3D co-star up is HILARIOUS!

One such video from their London schedule was posted by Raghav Juyal featuring Varun Dhawan and Sushant Pujari. In the video, Varun is seen repeatedly jumping on Sushant in an attempt to wake him up and later Raghav joins him in the fun! Raghav posted the video with the caption, “Never make us stay together @varundvn @sushi1983 #streetdancer3 #streetdancer3d @remodsouza @lizelleremodsouza @varundvn”

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Street Dancer 3D is directed by Remo D’souza and is produced by Bhushan Kumar’s T-Series banner. Slated to release on January 24, 2020, it is expected to be the biggest dance movie made in India.

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Dabangg 3: 'Chubul Pandey' Salman Khan meets Sultan in Rajasthan

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Salman Khan is currently on the last schedule of his next film Dabangg 3 in which he returns as the quirky cop, Chulbul Pandey. Sonakshi Sinha, who made her debut with Dabangg, will reprise the role of Salman Khan's wife Rajjo. The last leg of the shooting commenced in Rajasthan on Independence Day 2019.

Dabangg 3: 'Chubul Pandey' Salman Khan spends time with Sultan in Rajasthan

While Salman Khan is Chubul Pandey, it also has a Sultan connection. No, it is not related to his film. In a recent video that the actor shared on Instagram, he is seen stroking a camel whose name is Sultan. "#dabangg3 shoot #rajasthan with Sultan." He is heard saying, "Good boy Sultan."

 

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Directed by Prabhu Deva, Dabangg 3 stars Kichcha Sudeep, Arbaaz Khan, Saie Manjrekar, Pramod Khanna, Mahesh Manjrekar among others. The film is slated to release on December 20, 2019.

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Khayyam, the zero-compromise composing genius, is no more

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Khayyam blossomed into a popular music-provider very late in his career. For too long he remained side-lined by a sense of self-worth that made any sort of compromise sacrilegious. Hence in spite early indications of indubitable brilliance in films like Footpaath in 1954 and the timeless ‘Woh Subah Kabhi To Aayegi, Phir Na Jikiye Mera Gustakh Nigah Ka Gila’ (Phir Subah Hogi) in 1958, Khayyam lagged far behind the other composing stalwarts of the 1950s and 60s.

Khayyam, the zero-compromise composing genius, is no more

That a composer of such colossal talent who couldn’t compete in the bazaar of film sangeet with Shankar-Jaikishan, O P Nayyar or even Ravi, left Khayyam embittered. During a large part of the 1960s Khayyam Saab was upset with Mohd Rafi over a trifle and vowed to replace the mighty Rafi with the copy Mahendra Kapoor in his compositions.

Such egoistic issues damaged the genius’ onward progression and he found himself out of work in Bollywood during a large part of the 1960s and 70s when he kept himself busy with non-film albums. Prominent among these is the album I Write I Recite in which Khayyam Saab composed music for poems written and sung by the legendary actress Meena Kumari. It remains a unique classic of its genre.

In 1976, Khayyam made a spectacular return to film composition with Yash Chopra’s Kabhi Kabhie. The eloquent romantic shayari of Sahir Ludhianvi and Khayyam’s lilting melodies set the charts ablaze. The title song ‘Kabhi Kabhie Mere Dil Mein Khayaal Aata Hai’ (incidentally it was composed for but not used in another film directed by Chetan Anand) was the biggest hit of the year. And Khayyam Saab was finally a force to reckon with.

The support and patronage of Yash Chopra provided Khayyam Saab’s career with the compositional heft that it needed. He went on to compose brilliant songs for Yash Chopra’s Trishul, Noorie, Nakhuda and Sawaal.

Khayyam Saab followed the chartbusting success of Kabhi Kabhie with the monumental Umrao Jaan in 1981. The album’s Mujras and Ghazals sung by Asha Bhosle were a rage and continue to be popular to this day. There are stories of the arguments that Khayyam Saab had with Asha Bhosle over how the song in Umrao Jaan should be rendered with the composer insisting that she sing a few octaves lower than usual. Khayyam Saab won.

Khayyam, the zero-compromise composing genius, is no more

Unfortunately some of his most accomplished work in the post Kabhi Kabhie phase of his career occurred in unsuccessful films. Khayyam’s best compositions in the films Shankar Hussain, Bazaar, Anjuman, the ambitious Razia Sultan and the unreleased Zooni never got the recognition they deserved.

Khayyam remains a beacon of brilliant possibilities never fully realized or accomplished. If one or two of his great compositions like ‘Baharon Mera Jeevan Bhi Sawaro’ from Aakhri Khat in 1966 and ‘Hazaar Raahein Mud Ke Dekhin’ (Thodisi Bewafaai) in 1980 topped the charts, a bounty of his most brilliant compositions in the 1960s, 70s and 80s went unnoticed.

In the 1990s Khayyam Saab withdrew from the rat race rather than do the kind of work he was asked to do. “I am happy with the little that I do these days,” he told me in 2007. “The work I do is the work I want to do. Nowadays that is not the way the film industry works.”

The Best of Khayyam

1. ‘Woh Subah Kabhi Toh Aayegi’: Phir Subah Hogi (1958)
2. ‘Jeet Hi Lenge Baazi Hum Tum’: Shola Aur Shabnam (1961)
3. ‘Mere Chanda Mere Nanhe’: Aakhri Khat (1966)
4. ‘Kabhi Kabhi Mere Dil Mein’: Kabhi Kabhie (1975)
5. ‘Tu Mere Saath Rahega Munne’: Trishul (1978)
6. ‘Maana Teri Nazar Mein Tera Pyar Hum Nahin’: Khandaan (1979)
7. ‘Tu Hi Saagar Hai Tu Hi Kinara’: Sankalp (1975)
8. ‘Hazaar Raahein’: Thodisi Bewafaai (1980)
9. ‘Apne Aap Raaton Mein’: Shankar Hussain (1977)
10. ‘Dikhayi Diye Yun Ke Bekhud Kiya’: Baazaar (1982)
11. ‘Kabhi Kissiko Muqammal Jahan Nahin Milta’: Ahista Ahista (1981)
12. ‘Dil Cheez Kya Hai’: Umrao Jaan (1981)
13. ‘Ae Dil-E-Nadaan’: Razia Sultan (1983)
14. ‘Kuch Aur Behak Jaaon’: Chambal Ki Kasam (1980)
15. ‘Aaja Re Aaja Re Oh Mere Dilbar Aaja’: Noorie (1979)

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My 12 favourites among Khayyam’s exotica

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The late composer Khayyam’s songs were always statements rather than songs. They were, simply. testimonies to his unique approach to music—where the commercial aspect barely mattered, because of his firm conviction that quality led to commercial success, and a reflection of his humble, simple nature that was different from the herd.

My 12 favourites among Khayyam’s exotica

Speaking objectively, he did become a shade repetitious in some songs in the 1980s (like the similarities between ‘Aankhon Mein Humne Aapke’ from Thodi Si Bewafaii and ‘Aisi Haseen Chandni’ from Dard), but when a composer has begun his career in 1948 with Heer Ranjha (as Sharmaji of the Sharmaji-Varmaji duo!), that small aberration is explained if not expected.

And just for the record. Khayyam (like S.D. Burman earlier) first debuted as a playback singer in the 1947 Romeo And Juliet in the Faiz Ahmed Faiz ghazal adaptation, ‘Dono Jahaan Teri Mohabbat’. But this was exotica as a singer. For me, his exotica as a composer was more significant. Here, then, are my 12 favourites.

1 ‘Shaam-E-Gham Ki Kasam’ (Footpath / 1953)
Khayyam’s solo debut (with that name) as a composer was in Footpath. His only solo ever for Dilip Kumar, sung by Talat Mahmood, was a huge hit in this Asha Bhosle-dominated score.

2 Aasmaan pe hai Khuda’ (Phir Subah Hogi/ 1958)
Reminding us of the playful way in which composers like Shankar-Jaikishan and Laxmikant-Pyarelal made songs once in a way in which they adapted another composer’s trademark styles, Khayyam scored this Raj Kapoor song delightfully in the S-J mould—after all, Raj Kapoor was there! Of course, he had weightier songs in this film in his own tenor, like ‘Phir Na Kije Meri Gustakh Nazar’, ‘Woh Subah Kabhi To Aayegi’ and ‘Chin-O-Arab Hamara’, but this song demonstrated Khayyam’s yen for originality even in an alien zone, so to speak.

3 Jaane Kya Dhoondti Rehti Hai’ & ‘Jeet Hi Lenge Baazi Hum Tum’ (Shola Aur Shabnam / 1962)
I take these masterpieces together as I simply cannot choose between these two gems from Dharmendra’s first hit. Dharmendra recalled how Rafi was having high fever when the first of these Kaifi Azmi lovelies was recorded—the second was a duet with Lata Mangeshkar. Not only did these songs establish Rafi as the prime voice of Dharmendra but the actor always marvelled at how Rafi sounded just like him. And we marvelled at Khayyam’s grip on such intense and diverse melody.

My 12 favourites among Khayyam’s exotica

4 ‘Tum Apna Ranj-O-Gham Apni Pareshaani Mujhe De Do’ (Shagoon / 1964)
The instantly-catchy ‘Parbaton Ke Daero Par’ notwithstanding, it was this quaint and slightly complex composition that stayed on in memory. Sahir’s lyrics highlighted the intense romantic within the poet, and possibly acted as a catalyst for the real romance brewing between Khayyam and his wife Jagjit Kaur, who sang this timeless song. They married in 1965, shared all joys, sorrows (ranj-o-gham), good times and troubles (pareshani) and remained together till the very end when the composer passed away in an adjacent hospital bed!

5 ‘Baharon Mera Jeevan Bhi Sawaaro’ (Aakhri Khat / 1967)
Khayyam was chosen for this Chetan Anand film, starring Rajesh Khanna-Indrani Mukherjee, probably for his intensity, and delivered this haunting Lata Mangeshkar number penned by Kaifi Azmi that reverberated across radio stations in those days, though there were a couple of other memorable songs like ‘Aur Kuch Der Thehar’. This was one of the maestro’s instant chartbusters. And yet, inexplicably, Khayyam had no work after this film for five years!

6 ‘Tu hi sagar hai tu hi kinara’ (Sankalp / 1972)
Khayyam confidently got Sulakshana Pandit to render a song filmed on her in a cameo, in this devotional with a difference. At this point, we salute the genuinely secular composer whose wife was a Sikh, his only son a practicing Hindu from the age of seven, and whose music room was adorned with a huge picture of Radha-Krishna presented to the composer by the ISKCON Temple in Mumbai as a felicitation. In his house, every day, books of all faiths were read, and prayers offered of all religions!

Khayyam’s unforgettable remark on this was: “In the Quran, it has been mentioned that Allah sent a hundred and twenty-four thousand messengers to spread His word on earth. The book mentions a few thousands, so the rest must be from other faiths! I believe that there is one supreme power.”

7 Ae Dil-E-Nadaan’ (Razia Sultan / 1973)
Though this ill-fated Dharmendra-Hema Malini film was finally released in 1983 after a decade’s delay, so viral was the spread of this Lata Mangeshkar song after it was recorded and years before the audio release—that too in the pre-digital era!— that I heard it on a tape in 1979! And so much was its impact that Yash Chopra, with Sahir Ludhianvi’s persuasion, decided to sign the composer for Kabhi Kabhie.

My 12 favourites among Khayyam’s exotica

8 Kabhi Kabhi Mere Dil Mein’ (Kabhi Kabhie / 1976)
This was finally the film that made Khayyam a commercially-viable name. “They told me I was right for the love story of a poet!” smiled the composer. The film had almost an all-popular score, but this theme song, actually created for an earlier film, was the trump card and got Mukesh the posthumous Best Singer award.

9 Aaja Re Aaja Re O Mere Dilbar Aaja’ (Noorie / 1979)
This was yet another instant chartbuster, and arguably, the first super-hit of Nitin Mukesh, with Lata Mangeshkar as co-singer. Written by Jan Nissar Akhtar, it was a song for all time and remains, as of now, the only Khayyam composition re-created, albeit in a crass way, as a sleazy non-film video!

10 Simti Hui Yeh Ghadiyaan’ (Chambal Ki Kasam / 1980)
Khayyam had very little time for Mohammed Rafi in the second half of his career (Shankar Hussain was the only other exception), but this lovely duet with Lata Mangeshkar was among the composer’s haunting best of all time. A placid and almost languorous Sahir masterpiece, the song luckily survived the disastrous fate of this film.

11 In Aankhon Ki Masti Mein’ (Umrao Jaan / 1982)
Of all the Asha Bhosle lovelies in this film, this remains the most haunting and thus my favourite, though ‘Dil Cheez Kya Hai’ is the masses’ darling. The music was released in 1981, but the film came a year later. Umrao Jaan remains among the rare post-1960s films (like Mera Naam Joker) where the music was a super-hit of a cult level but the film a washout.

12 Dikhayi Diye Yun Ke Bekhud Kiya’ (Bazaar / 1982)
This, interestingly, remains the only film in which Yash Chopra’s wife Pamela Chopra sang outside the Yash Raj Films banner (in her duet with Jagjit Kaur, ‘Chale Aao Saiyyan Rangeele’. This might have bene the simple Khayyam’s payback to the man who was responsible for his commercially fruitful phase!

It also saw the first appearance in cinema of Talat Aziz, who had already recorded another duet with Lata Mangeshkar for Laxmikant-Pyarelal in a K. Vishwanath film that released only in 1996! And while Lata-Talat’s ‘Phir Chhidi Raat Baat Phoolon Ki’ was very popular, the true stunner was this Lata Mangeshkar rendition of a Mir Taqi Mir ghazal.

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