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Nana Patekar climbs a mountain in Kedarnath at the age of 72; director Vipul Mehta shares a video, watch!

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For the past few days, Bollywood actor Nana Patekar has been in Uttarakhand for the shooting of his upcoming Marathi film. Recently, the actor climbed a mountain with filmmaker Vipul Mehta. The director took to his social media handle and shared a video with his fans.

Nana Patekar climbs a mountain in Kedarnath at the age of 72; director Vipul Mehta shares a video, watch!

In the video, the director-actor duo can be seen shivering in the cold while talking and looking at the camera. They can be seen fully covered with sweaters, caps and hand gloves. “Yes, we are here for a shooting”, says the director in the video. Later, he shifts the camera toward Nana who expresses his happiness as he climbed a mountain at the age of 71.

In the caption, Mehta wrote, “Shooting at Kedarnath …. We climbed to bhairavnath and went ahead to shoot … with great actor nana Patekar.” The video has managed to garner love from Instagram users. Many netizens dropped their reaction in the comments section with the red heart and fire emoticons.

 

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The veteran Bollywood actor also met Uttarakhand Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami on Saturday. After his meeting with CM, Patekar told, “The natural beauty of Devbhoomi Uttarakhand is perfect for shooting films, the environment for filming movies is suitable. The people of Devbhoomi Uttarakhand are extremely sweet and gentle, there is gentleness in the behaviour of the people here,” to ANI.

He continued, “I had a good experience shooting the film in 'Devbhoomi' Uttarakhand. Also, I want to build a house in Uttarakhand.”

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EXCLUSIVE: “An actress who really matches my sense of humor is Genelia,” says Plan A Plan B actor Riteish Deshmukh

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Riteish Deshmukh has a new Netflix romantic-comedy film Plan A Plan B which co-stars Tamannaah Bhatia. The film follows a matchmaker (Tamannaah Bhatia) who believes marriage is for everyone except herself, and a successful divorce lawyer (Riteish Deshmukh) with a secret, who cross paths, and explores if opposites coexist or attract.

EXCLUSIVE: “An actress who really matches my sense of humor is Genelia,” says Plan A Plan B actor Riteish Deshmukh

In an exclusive segment with Bollywood Hungama, the 43-year-old actor answered some fun and candid rapid-fire questions. When asked which actress would it be who would match the level of his sense of humor the best, he replied, “I think an actress who really matches my sense of humor is Genelia [Deshmukh].”

“She’s funny and she’s quirky and she says certain things that she doesn’t know what she’s said and that makes it even more funny,” he added. “And when I’m like ‘Are you serious you said this? What does it mean?’ She’s like ‘Oh no-no, I didn’t mean that.’”

Starring Riteish Deshmukh, Tamannaah Bhatia, Poonam Dhillon and Kusha Kapila, Plan A Plan B is produced by Rajat Arora (Funk Your Blues Entertainment Pvt Ltd) and Trilok Malhotra and K R Harish (India Stories Media & Entertainment Pvt Ltd) and directed by Shashanka Ghosh.

Plan A Plan B is now streaming on Netflix.

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Bigg Boss 16: Tanzanian creator Kili Paul makes surprise entry on 'Tu Cheez Badi Hai Mast', grooves with Abdu Rozik, MC Stan, watch promo

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For the first time, Colors' Bigg Boss 16 introduced four bedrooms arranged in a hierarchy of comfort in Season 16. In yet another game-changing move, the show brings a twist that decides the fate of the contestants. The master of the house Bigg Boss announces a talent-based competition, and the winning team is bestowed the special power to move the housemates from their assigned bedrooms as they wish.

Bigg Boss 16: Tanzanian creator Kili Paul makes surprise entry on 'Tu Cheez Badi Hai Mast', grooves with Abdu Rozik, MC Stan, watch promo

Bigg Boss declares that this competition is between Tajikistani singer Abdu Rozik and rapper MC Stan, who must make reels with the contestants. Both competitors are assigned, managers. Shiv Thakre is Abdu's manager while Sumbul Touqeer is MC Stan's manager. The managers are tasked with convincing the housemates to collaborate with their artists. The posters of Abdu and MC Stan along with NOCs (Non-objection certificates) are placed in the garden area and contestants must sign against the NOC of the talent, they are collaborating with.

Bigg Boss 16: Tanzanian creator Kili Paul makes surprise entry on 'Tu Cheez Badi Hai Mast', grooves with Abdu Rozik, MC Stan, watch promo

The talent-manager team with the most signatures wins. To kick off the race for the special power, Bigg Boss invites Tanzanian social media sensation Kili Paul to the house. Known worldwide for his impeccable dancing skills and lip-synced songs, Kili performs to reels with Abdu, and MC Stan, and kickstarts this competition.

Bigg Boss 16: Tanzanian creator Kili Paul makes surprise entry on 'Tu Cheez Badi Hai Mast', grooves with Abdu Rozik, MC Stan, watch promo

In the promo, he enters the house on the song 'Tu Cheez Badi Hai Mast'.  It will be exciting to watch who wins it and gets empowered to move contestants across the four bedrooms as they fancy. In the wake of this race, a few housemates worry about losing their station of luxury, while others hope for an upgrade.

 

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Apart from this pacey race for showcasing one's talent and earning a better bedroom, the house witnesses an adorable conversation between Abdu Rozik and Tina Datta. Tina notices that Abdu is homesick and missing his mother.

ALSO READ: Bigg Boss 16: Shiv Thakare apologizes to co-contestant Soundarya Sharma after fighting with her over coffee

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Jinkies! Velma comes out as a Lesbian in new 'Trick or Treat’ Scooby-Doo film; watch

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The Scooby-Doo cartoon character Velma is now identified as a lesbian. In clips from the newest Scooby-Doo film, Trick or Treat Scooby-Doo!, the googly-eyed character is rendered speechless after she meets a female character. The video is going viral on Twitter, confirming the long-held suspicions of the “Scooby” fandom.

Jinkies! Velma comes out as a Lesbian in new 'Trick or Treat’ Scooby-Doo film; watch

Talking about the clip from a new Halloween special, Velma finds herself encountering a famous costume designer, Coco Diablo. For the unversed, Coco is responsible for a number of the villains the gang have unmasked. In the viral video, instead of her usual self-confident composure, Velma is suddenly speechless while ticking off a list of admirable qualities, such as “obviously brilliant” and “loves animals!”

Earlier, in 2020, the filmmaker James Gunn revealed he had attempted to make the fan-favourite character gay but was eventually shot down. Meanwhile, during Pride month in 2020, Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated producer Tony Cervone seemingly confirmed Velma's sexuality in an Instagram post.

 

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In the post, Velma was seen standing in front of a rainbow background along with Marcie. In the caption, Tony wrote, “I obviously don't represent every version of Velma Dinkley, but I am one of the key people that represent this one. We made our intentions as clear as we could ten years ago. Most of our fans got it. To those that didn't, I suggest you look closer. There's no new news here.”

Coming back to Trick or Treat Scooby-Doo, the animated film is written by Daniel McClellan, Laura Pollack and Audie Harrison.

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Abhishek Bachchan walks out of the Case Toh Banta Hai set after jokes about his father go too far

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Abhishek Bachchan is known to be one of the calmest, most humble artists in the Indian film industry. However, in an unexpected turn of events, the actor stormed off the sets of Amazon miniTV’s Case Toh Banta Hai. Yes, you read it right!

Abhishek Bachchan walks out of the Case Toh Banta Hai set after jokes about his father go too far

Jr Bachchan left shooting for the weekly comedy show while saying “I’m not a fool.” The team, who expected a happy and humorous shoot day with the actor were left with a sour aftertaste. It happened after comedian Paritosh Tripathi cracked a joke on Amitabh Bachchan, and it was a bit too much for AB Jr. He immediately asked the makers to stop shooting, leaving Riteish Deshmukh and Kusha Kapila completely shocked.

“It's getting a bit too much. I'm all game for myself. I get it, but let's not get to parents and all that. Mujh tak jokes rakh lena, pitaji ko lekar me thoda sensitive ho jaata hu. Vo mere pita hai, mujhe acha nahi lagta,” an angry Abhishek expressed.

Paritosh tries to calm Abhishek down, but he was in no mood to hear him out. “Thodi izzat deni chahiye. Comedy ke daayare me itna bhi nahi karna chahiye, hum log aaj kal beh jaate hai,” Abhishek schooled Paritosh. As the makers and team of Case Toh Banta Hai tried to defuse the situation, Abhishek simply walked out mid-shoot, leaving people stunned.

Viewers are excited to see Abhishek tackle Atrangi Ilzaams on Case Toh Banta Hai, but the uncertainty has only escalated and it seems like he may have parted ways with the show. Will we see AB Jr. face Atrangi Ilzaams? Or will he leave the set after disciplining the courtroom of comedy? Stay tuned to find out what happens on Amazon miniTV!

Also Read: Rohit Shetty shows his fun side in Amazon miniTV’s Case Toh Banta Hai; says, “After shooting a car action sequence, Mein shaam ko auto mai ghar jata hu”

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Riteish Deshmukh reveals the best part about the parties at Shah Rukh Khan’s house

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The parties at Shah Rukh Khan’s Mannat bungalow are legendary. Celebrities often talk about how he hosts these gatherings and how the guests are always taken care of. One such moment was discussed recently by Riteish Deshmukh.

Riteish Deshmukh reveals the best part about the parties at Shah Rukh Khan’s house

On the new episode of Unfiltered on Netflix, Riteish was asked to reveal something interesting about Mannat. The actor said, “Whenever there is a get-together at Mannat, the food is set at 3 am. But the best thing about Mannat is that the host, when you are leaving and walking towards your car, he comes himself and opens the door of your car, to say goodbye. And that is Shah Rukh Khan for you.”

Recently, Gauri Khan narrated a similar story on Karan Johar’s talk show Koffee With Karan 7. When asked what was that one habit of SRK’s that annoys her the most, she said, “He is always seeing off the guests to their car. Sometimes I feel like he spends more time outside than inside during parties. Then people start looking for him. It makes me feel like we are having the party outside on the road rather than inside the house.”

On the work front, Riteish Deshmukh starrer Plan A Plan B released on Netflix recently. StarringTamannaah Bhatia, Poonam Dhillon and Kusha Kapila, the film is produced by Rajat Arora (Funk Your Blues Entertainment Pvt Ltd) and Trilok Malhotra and K R Harish (India Stories Media & Entertainment Pvt Ltd) and directed by Shashanka Ghosh.

Meanwhile, on the other hand, Shah Rukh Khan is set to return to the big screen next year. He is headlining three projects - Pathaan, Jawan and Dunki. Following his cameos in Rocketry: The Nambi Effect, Laal Singh Chaddha and most recently, Brahmastra, he also has a cameo in Tiger 3.

Pathaan has the biggest stars including Shah Rukh Khan, Deepika Padukone, and John Abraham. The film is set to release on January 25, 2023, in Hindi, Tamil, and Telugu!

ALSO READ: EXCLUSIVE: Riteish Deshmukh reveals 3 shows that he recently watched and enjoyed

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Tara Sutaria steals the show in a contemporary bridal lehenga as walks for Kalki Fashion at Bombay Fashion week

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Tara Sutaria’s fashion is something we are all hearts for! It’s usually chic, relaxed and laid back with a trendy touch of millennial style. From monotone co-ord sets to corset-style dresses, she is always ahead of trends and sure knows how to pull off both western and ethnic looks in her own glam style. While her modern looks are everything trendy and sophisticated, her traditional look has a separate fanbase. From grand lehengas to fuss-free kurta suits, Tara styles her look in a gorgeous way robbing our hearts with her dashing look.

Tara Sutaria steals the show in a contemporary bridal lehenga as walks for Kalki Fashion at Bombay Fashion week

There's no doubting that new actresses are beautiful, talented actors with glamorous looks! They are able to draw attention everywhere they go, from the gym to the red carpet. Now, Bollywood divas like them are the best people to draw attention. The current Bombay Fashion Week's show-stopping Tara Sutaria did just that. The actress who walked the Kalki Fashion runway undoubtedly turned some heads with her stunning appearance. Day 2 of Bombay Times Fashion Week was pretty remarkable thanks to the designers' displays of a variety of bridal collections. However, Tara Sutaria's stunning bridal embroidered Lehengas captured everyone's attention on day 2 of the event. As Tara Sutaria turned the Show stopper for Kalki fashion, she further showcased their autumn winter wear collection- ‘Noor’, which is basically designed for winter weddings. Tara's lehenga had a very regal and opulent appearance.

Tara Sutaria steals the show in a contemporary bridal lehenga as walks for Kalki Fashion at Bombay Fashion week

Tara chose a heavy, maroon and black lehenga with intricate embroidery for the fashion show. The blouse's primary colour was black, and it had extensive pink embroidery. On the other hand, the lehenga's base was entirely magenta, with dense golden and pink embroidery on top. Her attire was stylish and modern, making it ideal for a bride-to-be. When it came to jewellery, Kalki Fashion decided to dress their starlet with a choker and jhumkas. Her hair was pulled back in a sleek bun with gajra on top, and her makeup featured nude lips and smokey eyes and her makeup featured nude lips and smokey eyes. Both the bridesmaids and a new-age bride would look stunning in the heavily embroidered style.

Tara Sutaria steals the show in a contemporary bridal lehenga as walks for Kalki Fashion at Bombay Fashion week

SUMMARY OF LOOK DETAILS:

ACTRESS: Tara Sutaria

OUTFIT: Kalki Fashion

 

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Under the Queen's Umbrella Trailer: Kim Hye Soo makes sacrifices in order to make one of her sons the next king of Joseon in period drama

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South Korean actress Kim Hye Soo returns to the small screen as a royal queen in tvN’s new historical drama series Under the Queen’s Umbrella. Following the release of several posters and the first look, the series’ makers unveiled the first trailer on Tuesday. The series will simultaneously air on Netflix as well.

Under the Queen's Umbrella Trailer: Kim Hye Soo makes sacrifices in order to make one of her sons the next king of Joseon in period drama

The trailer sees a spirited queen who tries to rein in her rowdy sons in order to make one of them the next king of Joseon, while her competitors vie to snatch the throne. The Korean title of the series, pronounced “syurup,” is an old Korean word for umbrella. The series is a fusion of historical fiction and black comedy.

As per KoreaJoongAng Daily, the series is set during the Joseon Dynasty (1392-1910). It follows “the narrative around Queen Hwa Ryeong and how she is willing to sacrifice everything — including her royal dignity — to ensure that her troublemaking princes get the education they need. Kim portrays the queen as a strong-minded and autonomous character who is willing to take on anything for the well-being of her offspring.”

On September 1, makers shared two new posters featuring Kim Hye Soo as queen Im Hwa Ryung, the mother of the troublemaker princes and the wife of a great king. In the first poster, Im Hwa Ryung and her young son are facing each other in the heavy rainfall where Im Hwa Ryung covers her son with an umbrella while she gets soaked by the heavy rain.

In the second poster, Kim Hye Soo is adorned in royal hair pins and wears the Korean traditional dress fit for a queen, showing a powerful gaze directly into the camera. Actors Moon Sang Min, Kang Chan Hee, Yoo Seon Ho and Yoon Sang Hyun will portray the four princes.

Under the Queen’s Umbrella is set to premiere this October 15, 2022 on tvN and Netflix.

Also Read: Kim Hye Soo transforms into a royal queen in the upcoming K-drama The Queen’s Umbrella; see posters

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Madhuri Dixit Nene’s pink sequin saree by Manish Malhotra can make your day brighter

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Madhuri Dixit looked stunning in a sequin saree and matching sleeveless blouse featuring an exaggerated bow tie on the back. The star wore the ensemble for Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 10 shoot and shared

Madhuri Dixit Nene’s pink sequin saree by Manish Malhotra can make your day brighter

Madhuri Dixit Nene has been in the industry for more than three decades and has worn a vast and stunning variety of eye-catching saris over the years. The actor's love of the six-yard staple and her vintage appeal frequently serve as sources of fashion inspiration for her countless fans. Take a cue from Madhuri Dixit's sense of style this year, whether it's for your wedding wardrobe or Diwali celebrations.

Madhuri Dixit Nene’s pink sequin saree by Manish Malhotra can make your day brighter

Her wardrobe is filled with designer draperies, Benarasi pieces, brocade silks, and breezy chiffons, so you should be aware of her traditional sartorial preferences. Most recently, Madhuri shared photos of herself on Instagram wearing a sequin saree for an episode of Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 10. Madhuri Dixit posted images from a photo-shoot on her Instagram account on Tuesday. They showed Madhuri dressed for the Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 10 shoot in a sequined saree and matching backless top. The ornamented six yards are from the inventory of Manish Malhotra, Madhuri's go-to fashion designer. The Manish Malhotra saree features crisscross beaded designs all over the drape, sparkling pink sequin borders, and floral embellishments. It is available in a soft blush pink colour. Madhuri's outfit of the day had a dreamy appearance thanks to the pallu's ruffled ends and the hem of the six yards.

Madhuri Dixit Nene’s pink sequin saree by Manish Malhotra can make your day brighter

In order to complete the ensemble, Madhuri paired the six yards with a matching sleeveless blouse in blush pink with reflecting sequin embroidery. The blouse also had a wide U neckline, a short hem, and an oversized silk-satin bow tie on the back.

Last but not least, Madhuri selected delicate earrings, statement rings, matching bracelets, and a choker necklace embellished with gemstones to accessorise her look. The finishing touches included a mauve lip colour, side-parted open hair, soft pink eye shadow, defined eyebrows, reddened cheeks, and mascara on the lashes, black eyeliner, and shining highlighter. The star captioned her post "Shaam Gulabi," and used hashtags like #tuesdaythoughts, #jhalakdikhlajaa, #shootdiaries, #photooftheday and #sareelove.

Meanwhile, Madhuri recently made her OTT debut with The Fame Game alongside Sanjay Kapoor and Manav Kaul. The Audience hailed her wonderful performance. Madhuri Dixit has announced her next film Maja Maa. The film will have a direct to digital release on Amazon Prime Video.

SUMMARY OF LOOK DETAILS:

ACTRESS: Madhuri Dixit

OUTFIT: Manish Malhotra

STYLIST : Ami Patel

MAKE-UP : Vardan Nayak

HAIR:  Sheetal F Khan

JEWELLERY: Shri paramani jewels

 

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INSIDE VIDEOS: Richa Chadha and Ali Fazal look so in love dancing to ‘Teri Baaton Mein’; cut a huge cake at the wedding reception

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Following several years of courtship, Fukrey actors Richa Chadha and Ali Fazal tied the knot and hosted a few intimate ceremonies in Delhi and Lucknow followed by a wedding reception for their friends in the industry in Mumbai. The actors were delighted to celebrate their new phase in life with their friends. The couple has been sharing moments from the celebrations on social media.

INSIDE VIDEOS: Richa Chadha and Ali Fazal look so in love dancing to ‘Teri Baaton Mein’; cut a huge cake at the wedding reception

Richa Chadha and Ali Fazal were seen on the dance floor at the after-party dancing to the beats of ‘Teri Baaton Mein’ by Raghav. The actor was dressed in all-black attire whereas Richa wore a printed lehenga and changed it to pants with a similar print, later on.

The couple cut a five-year wedding cake as well. They arrived on the red carpet and posed for the paparazzi. The newlyweds also distributed sweets to the media outside the venue.

At the wedding after party, Hrithik Roshan, Saba Azad, Taapsee Pannu, Dia Mirza and more were in attendance.

Richa Chadha and Ali Fazal share a cute moment on stage as they exchange rings at their Mumbai reception last night which was attended by close friends and family! The couple looked stunning in custom made outfits. Richa wore Anamika Khanna and Ali wore London based designer Kaushik Velendra.

In a statement, it was revealed that the couple registered their wedding in 2020. The note began with Richa saying, “Two years ago we formalised our union and just then the pandemic hit us all,” before Ali added, “Like the rest of the nation, we too were struck by personal tragedies one after the other.” The couple then said, “And now, as we all enjoy this window of respite, we are finally celebrating with our families and friends. We are so so very touched and blessed by the love and blessings coming our way.”

Earlier this week, in Lucknow and Delhi, the couple hosted their mehendi and sangeet ceremonies which were characterised by their love for nature with the decor being inspired by nature with a lot of natural elements like florals, jute, wood etc. The couple did a fun “phoolon Ki holi” as their friends and family showered them in a customary way. This was followed by mehendi for Richa and her friends in a colorful set up. The evening was followed by performances by their friends and cousins. Richa’s best friend from childhood did a fun surprise performance for the couple, while her brother sang her a song and did a Bhangra performance too. The couple then danced on two songs including their popular song from Fukrey, ‘Ambersariya’.

For unversed, Richa Chadha and Ali Fazal, who have been dating for a really long time, were originally meant to be wedded in April 2020, but owing to COVID-19 restrictions, the wedding was positioned twice. The two reportedly met on the sets of Fukrey in 2012 for the first time. The two will soon be seen sharing screen once again in the third installment of the Fukrey franchise.

ALSO READ: Richa Chadha and Ali Fazal have been legally married since 2020; spokesperson clarifies

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Deepika Padukone says a Hollywood star was surprised she spoke English well; says US visits upset her every time

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Bollywood actress Deepika Padukone is one of the top stars in the country. With all big-budget movies and multiple successes, the actress is also the leading name in terms of big brand endorsements. She also made her Hollywood debut with xXx: Return of Xander Cage alongside Vin Diesel. While she continues to make waves not just in India but internationally too through her appearances at festivals, fashion weeks etc, the actress says it is still surprising how little people know about India. Deepika recently revealed how a Hollywood star was once impressed with her English.

Deepika Padukone says a Hollywood star was surprised she spoke English well; says US visits upset her every time

In an interview with Business Of Fashion, Deepika Padukone revealed, “I know this actor … I met him at this Vanity Fair party, and he said ‘Hey, by the way, you speak English really well. I didn’t even realise what that meant. And when I came back I said, ‘What do you mean you speak English really well?’ Did he have this notion that we don’t speak English?”

She said that her encounters in the US would upset her. She said, “It would upset me every time I went to the US,” she said, adding, “Some of the things that are said and some of the things that are done just [make it] so obvious that people don’t know the world outside of the world that they live in.”

On the work front, Deepika Padukone will next star in Pathaan with Shah Rukh Khan and John Abraham.  The film is slated to release on January 25, 2023. Apart from that, she also has a cameo in Atlee Kumar's Jawan which stars Shah Rukh Khan, Nayanthara and Vijay Sethupathi.

Deepika Padukone will also star in Siddharth Anand's Fighter with Hrithik Roshan. She has Project K with Prabhas and Amitabh Bachchan and The Intern remake with Amitabh Bachchan.

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Bigg Boss 16: Shiv Thakare apologizes to co-contestant Soundarya Sharma after fighting with her over coffee 

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Bigg Boss fans are now glued to television as the popular reality show is back with its season 16. Though it's been just a few days since its premiere, the show and its contestants are making noise on the internet. The latest episode of the Salman Khan-hosted reality show gave a dose of entertainment to the viewers. 

Bigg Boss 16: Shiv Thakare apologizes to co-contestant Soundarya Sharma after fighting with her over coffee 

Among many others, the fight between BB16 contestants Shiva Thakare and Soundarya Sharma became the highlight of the episode. For the unversed, Shiv and Soundarya as the former claimed that she stole coffee from his room. Shiv even said she referred to him as "shameless". 

In her response, Soundarya said that Shiv might win BB Marathi, but he does not have any stance. After their tiff Shiv was seen crying while Abdu comforted him in the meantime. Meanwhile, Soundarya confessed that she took the coffee as she was experiencing a headache. 

Later, Shiv said, “I never disrespect anyone ever but if someone talks to me disrespectfully for no reason I will definitely take a stand against it, irrespective of the gender,” to Soundarya. However, Soundarya refused to accept his apology. 

For the unversed, Bigg Boss defied its long-established convention of distributing a common batch of rations and groceries to all the contestants. As per the new rule, the ration will be distributed in four batches for the occupants of the four separate bedrooms. If the occupants of a particular bedroom fall short of a commodity, they will have to make do without it. Shiv and Soundarya were occupants of different rooms.

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Sonakshi Sinha sparkles in red embellished sharara & cape paired with hand embroidered blouse worth Rs.8 0,000

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No colour scheme is more traditional, auspicious, or classic in event clothing than red. The transforming qualities of red never let us down as an enduring representation of femininity and classicism. Numerous celebrities have also adopted the colour on different occasions. Due to a consistent demand, designers consistently include a variety of red festive attire in their collections, paying attention to every tint and finish. Flipping through Sonakshi Sinha's look-book makes it clear that the actor knows how to use red to her advantage when it comes to making an impact. Sonakshi Sinha is no stranger to making a statement with her personal style. She frequently dons the hue, and she does so stylishly. Take notes from the actor and how she uses red in both overt and subtle ways if you've previously thought of it as a colour that is perhaps too attention-grabbing or loud.

Sonakshi Sinha sparkles in red embellished sharara & cape paired with hand embroidered blouse worth Rs.8 0,000

Bollywood.celebs also participated in the festivities in their own unique style, donning fashionable attire. Sonakshi Sinha's elaborate crimson ethnic attire for Navratri served as an inspiration for garba parties. In a deep crimson lehenga choli ensemble from designer brand Arpita Mehta, Sonakshi Sinha was stunning. The ethnic outfit included a plunging neckline, mirror work, and embroidery on the strappy blouse. Along with the choli, the actress sported a flared lehenga skirt. She wore a lovely long cape that matched the outfit's pattern and colour scheme. The mirror work gleamed and gave the garment more glitz. The cost of her garment is Rs. 80,000.

Sonakshi Sinha sparkles in red embellished sharara & cape paired with hand embroidered blouse worth Rs.8 0,000

Sonakshi opted for minimally glam makeup with winged eyeliner, highlighted heels, and matte lip colour. She accessorised with a studded choker necklace. Her Indo-Western attire was given a traditional touch by her circular red bindi.

Sonakshi Sinha sparkles in red embellished sharara & cape paired with hand embroidered blouse worth Rs.8 0,000

Meanwhile, on the work front, Sonakshi was recently seen in music video Blockbuster alongside Zaheer Iqbal. She will next star in film Kakuda and Double Xl opposite Huma Qureshi.

SUMMARY OF LOOK DETAILS:

ACTRESS: Sonakshi Sinha

STYLIST: Mohit Rai

OUTFIT: Arpita Mehta

HAIR : Madhuri Nakhale

JEWELLERY: Lara Morakhia

 

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The Fabulous Teaser: SHINee’s Minho and Chae Soo Bin tease fashion, romance and glam world in Netflix K-drama

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At the much-awaited TUDUM event on Netflix, the streaming giant announced K-drama The Fabulous. Starring Minho from popular K-pop group SHINee and actress Chae Soo Bin, The Fabulous follows four best friends as they chase their dreams alongside fashion’s elite while juggling demanding jobs, romantic dilemmas and wild nights on the town.

The Fabulous Teaser: SHINee’s Minho and Chae Soo Bin tease fashion, romance and glam world in Netflix K-drama

In the series, Minho plays Ji Woo Min, a freelance photo editor established in his profession and known for his attractive appearance. However, he struggles with finding a passion for his work. Things change when he encounters Pyo Ji Eun (played by Chae Soo Bin), a PR manager for luxury brands, and the two find themselves in a blossoming romance. The first look photos were unveiled in September.

Now, the makers have dropped the first teaser of the upcoming K-drama. It highlights the glamorous fashion world, the drama, the sensual desires, the romance and more.

Aside from the compelling plot which takes a hyper-realistic look at love, friendship and dreams, this new series for a stunning visual feast! The series will arrive on Netflix on November 4, 2022.

Meanwhile, Chae Soo Bin was most recently seen in Disney+ series Rookie Cops. The series marked the debut of singer Kang Daniel as the lead actor.  She is currently seen in a variety show Young Actors’ Retreat. On the other hand, Choi Minho was last seen in Lovestruck In The City and Yumi’s Cells season 1.

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Kangana Ranaut worships rifles with soldiers to celebrate Vijayadashami; shares a special “Sandesh”

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As October 5 marks Vijayadashami, people across India celebrate the occasion. Meanwhile, there is a ritual of worshipping weapons on this day too. Being part of one, Bollywood actress Kangana Ranaut also practised Shastra Poojan at her home. 

Kangana Ranaut worships rifles with soldiers to celebrate Vijayadashami; shares a special “Sandesh”

Taking to her verified social media handle, the Queen actress shared some inside pictures of her Vijay Dashmi celebration and Shastra Poojan. In the images, shared on her Instagram story, the actress can be seen offering her prayers. Meanwhile, the snaps also featured a few soldiers, and some rifles stacked on a table. In the photos, Ranaut can be seen sporting a purple kurta teamed up with pink salwar and yellow dupatta. 

Captioning one of the images, the Manikarnika actress wrote, “A few pictures from the Shastra Puja at home today on the occasion of Vijay Dashmi.” Meanwhile, the caption of another photo with soldiers read, “Jo desh ki raksha karte hain, ishwar unki raksha karein (I pray for the safety of those who protect the country).” 

Sharing her wishes, the Simran actress further added, “Dharm se aap koi bhi ho lekin karm se Kshatriya hain. Sabko Vijay Dashmi pe sirf ek sandesh, Vijayi Bhava (Whoever you may be by your religion, you are all Kshatriyas due to the work you do. My message to all on Vijay Dashmi: May you always be victorious).” 

Kangana Ranaut worships rifles with soldiers to celebrate Vijayadashami; shares a special “Sandesh”

Kangana Ranaut worships rifles with soldiers to celebrate Vijayadashami; shares a special “Sandesh”

Kangana Ranaut worships rifles with soldiers to celebrate Vijayadashami; shares a special “Sandesh”

Talking about her professional front, the 35-year-old actress was last seen in Dhaakad. The high-octane action film performed poorly at the box office. She will be next seen playing the late Indian politician Indira Gandhi in Emergency.

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Shotgun Wedding: Jennifer Lopez and Josh Duhamel’s destination wedding is not as dreamy as they imagined in the rom-com's new trailer; watch

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The trailer for Jennifer Lopez and Josh Duhamel's latest romantic comedy is officially here and their destination wedding is going to be interesting with some crazy action as the couple embark on an adventurous crusade.

Shotgun Wedding: Jennifer Lopez and Josh Duhamel’s destination wedding is not as dreamy as they imagined in the rom-com's new trailer; watch

Directed by Jason Moore, Shotgun Wedding is a romantic comedy that follows a couple (Duhamel and Lopez) bringing their families together for a destination wedding and everything goes haywire at their dreamy ceremony. The engaged couple Darcy and Tom, who are getting cold feet after the guests arrive for their dreamy wedding, must save their loved ones from pirates when things take a downturn on their wedding day.

The movie was first announced back in 2020 with Lopez and Armie Hammer set to lead. However, after the upsetting allegations surrounding the latter began to circulate, Hammer stepped down from the project. The action-packed romantic comedy also stars Jennifer Coolidge, Sônia Braga, Cheech Marin, Selena Tan, D'Arcy Carden, Callie Hernandez, Desmin Borges, Steve Coulter and Lenny Kravitz.

The screenplay is penned by Mark Hammer and Liz Meriwether. Mandeville’s Todd Lieberman and David Hoberman produced the feature under the banner. Lopez also produces under her Nuyorican Productions alongside her partners Elaine Goldsmith-Thomas and Benny Medina.

Shotgun Wedding premieres January 27 on Prime Video. Watch the trailer below!

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Rashmika Mandanna stuns in striped body-con dress worth Rs. 42,000 for Goodbye promotions

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Rashmika Mandanna, who is fast rising as one of the top actresses in the Tamil and Telugu film industries, is all set to make her mark in Bollywood with Goodbye opposite Amitabh Bachchan in Goodbye. The actress is quite enthusiastic about the movie. Fashion enthusiasts have been praising her promotional wardrobe for the film. With each excerpt from the promotion diaries, the actor is also providing us with significant fashion clues. Rashmika has been nailing every look, whether it is in casual or ethnic attire.

Rashmika Mandanna stuns in striped body-con dress worth Rs. 42,000 for Goodbye promotions

Rashmika just brightened up our midweek with a set of pictures showing her looking as stunning as ever. The actor provided us new fashion goals to pursue by sharing a few photos from the Goodbye movie's promotion diary. Rashmika served as the muse for the fashion label Self Portrait and chose a white gown for the promotion tasks. The white body-con ribbed dress had shirt style features above the waist, including slanted-lined collars and buttons. One thigh-high slit in the full-sleeved dress elegantly highlighted her curves and embraced her frame. Her dress is worth Rs. 42,000.

Rashmika Mandanna stuns in striped body-con dress worth Rs. 42,000 for Goodbye promotions

Rashmika looked as gorgeous as ever as she added finishing touches to her ensemble for the day with golden ear studs and black stilettos with ankle straps. Rashmika appeared for the cameras with her hair neatly pulled back into a ponytail with straight locks and a side part. She chose a simple makeup look to go with her outift for the day. She looked equally lovely with bare eye-shadow, black eyeliner, mascara-coated eyelashes, contoured cheeks, and a tint of pastel maroon lipstick. “A bit of fresh breeze for your feed today,” wrote Rashmika as she gave us post-Navratri party fashion inspo.

Rashmika Mandanna stuns in striped body-con dress worth Rs. 42,000 for Goodbye promotions

Apart, from Goodbye, Her other B-town projects include Shantanu Bagchi's directorial Mission Majnu alongside Sidharth Malhotra and Sandeep Reddy Vanga's Animal with Ranbir Kapoor. Meanwhile, in the South, the stunner is all set to reprise her role as Srivalli in the second installment of the popular franchise, Pushpa: The Rule. Made under the direction of Sukumaran, Allu Arjun will be seen again as Pushpa Raj in the sequel. Her other ventures also include Vamsi Paidipally's Varisu. She will be sharing the screen with Thalapathy Vijay in the movie touted to be a family entertainer.

SUMMARY OF LOOK DETAILS:

ACTRESS: Rashmika Mandanna

OUTFIT: Self Portrait

STYLIST: Lakshmi Lehr

MAKE-UP: Tanvi Chemburkar

HAIR: Sourav Roy

JEWELLERY: Blingsutra

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Fashion Faceoff: Tamannaah Bhatia or Kubbra Sait; Who wore the Dash & Dot’s metallic block dress worth Rs. 5,990 better?

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Metallic costume trend has always in vogue. Most of our favourite B-Town ladies still consider it to be a hot favourite because it has effectively withstood the test of time. The silhouette is very attractive. This metallic trend is elegant because of the way that patterns and textures are combined. The majority of Bollywood's leading ladies have jumped on this trend and worn some of the most intriguing metallic attire. It is one of the most beautiful fashion choices and offers amazing ways to impress fashion reviewers, whether it is at award shows or one of those luxurious parties we keep seeing our favourite celebrities attending every weekend. On that point, we noticed two stunning women wearing identical silver outfits on different occasions, Kubbra Sait and Tamannaah Bhatia. Take a look.

Fashion Faceoff: Tamannah Bhatia or Kubbra Sait; Who wore the Dash & Dot’s metallic block dress worth Rs. 5,990 better?

Tamannaah Bhatia

Tamannaah Bhatia chose this golden and silver dress for the Plan A Plan B promotional events even though she is currently quite busy with it.  Her dress is from the shelves of Dash and Dot brand. Tamannaah's off-the-shoulder dress had architectural pleat draping design at the high waist in silver to provide shape, as well as knot embellishment on the top in golden. Her dress is worth Rs. 5,990. Tamannaah accessorised her appearance for the day with oxidised golden hoops and golden bangles. With pink eye-shadow, black eyeliner, black kohl, mascara-coated eyelashes, drawn eyebrows, contoured cheeks, and a pale pink lipstick, Tamannaah looked absolutely lovely. She completed her outfit with a pair of silver pumps.

 

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Fashion Faceoff: Tamannah Bhatia or Kubbra Sait; Who wore the Dash & Dot’s metallic block dress worth Rs. 5,990 better?

Kubbra Sait

Kubbra’s attire was similar to Tamannaah's, although Kubbra styled her outfit differently for the reception of Ali Fazal and Richa Chadha. Kubbra, in contrast to Tamannah, chose a stack of golden bangles, delicate studs, and tiered chains. She wore nude makeup and pulled her hair back in a bun. Kubra completed her outfit with a pair of black boots.

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EXCLUSIVE: Karan Johar on box-office triumph of Brahmastra: ‘When all 3 films are made, that it will be a big monetary success for all of us’

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After much anticipation, Brahmastra starring Ranbir Kapoor, Amitabh Bachchan, Alia Bhatt released in the theatres on September 9. The film helmed by Ayan Mukerji received mixed responses amongst critics and audiences for the dialogues but it has also received praise for its attempt in making a fantasy mythology modern drama and being a visual spectacle. The movie has collected Rs. 248.97 crores in India. There were reports that claimed that the film's budget is Rs. 410 crores excluding the print and publicity expenses. However, the filmmaker Karan Johar, who is the producer of the movie, says that the film will become a monetary success after three films.

EXCLUSIVE: Karan Johar on box-office triumph of Brahmastra: ‘When all 3 films are made, that it will be a big monetary success for all of us’

In an exclusive interview with Bollywood Hungama, when asked whether Brahmastra has made money, Karan Johar said that the budget being reported is not just for one film but a three-budget project. “It’s a three-film budget. There are three films. So, it cannot be allocated to just one film. There are a lot of assets and properties that were created that will move to film 2 and then to film 3. So, the film, eventually, I would like to believe, eventually when all 3 films are made, that it will be a big monetary success for all of us.”

At the FICCI Frames Fast Track 2022 event, Karan Johar said, “We were not looking at numbers of figures. We wanted people to accept this world because there is so much more to come. The numbers are very important, but to us, the most important thing is that we get to make part 2 and part 3. When we knew we were home for those important decisions for Brahmastra, that was it. You only make part 2 when part 1 gets love and accepted and that's what has happened.”

He added, “The budget has not been broken down into film 1, film 2 or film 3. It is for the entire trilogy. Secondly, we were just looking for the initial acceptance of this universe and it happened to us on day 1, when we got the acceptance.”

On the professional front, Karan Johar’s next directorial is Rocky Aur Rani Ki Prem Kahani. The film stars Ranveer Singh, Alia Bhatt, Dharmendra, Jaya Bachchan and Shabana Azmi. The film is slated for 2023 release. The filmmaker is also planning to direct an action entertainer with hopes to kick off the shoot in April 2023.

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Mirzapur Season 3: Vijay Varma announces wrap for the Prime Video series; showers love on “fam”

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With his versatile acting, Vijay Varma has been winning the hearts of the masses. While the actor has recently marked his presence on the screen with Alia Bhatt starrer Darlings, his role in the Mirzapur series has been very well received by the audience. As the audience is eagerly waiting for the upcoming instalment, the actor is here with good news!

Mirzapur Season 3: Vijay Varma announces wrap for the Prime Video series; showers love on “fam”

Interestingly, Vijay took to his social media handle and shared a multiple-picture post to announce that he has wrapped for Mirzapur Season 3. While in two photos he can be seen posing for selfies, one image featured a wrap-up cake which is written, ‘Picture Warp For Mirzapur Season 3.’ Meanwhile, his caption read, “Season wrap for me! / #Mirzapur3 / Absolutely delightful to work with the fam again.”

Many from his Instagram fam flooded the comments section to express their excitement. “The most awaited season of this banger series”, wrote a user, while another added, “Waiting”. On the other hand, a section of netizens asked the actor if his character is going to die in the upcoming season. Meanwhile, Varma’s Gully Boy co-star Siddhant Chaturvedi also reacted to the post with raising hands and red heart emoticons.

 

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Talking about the series, the Prime Video crime drama revolves around gang wars and illegal weapon cartels in Uttar Pradesh and Bihar. Vijay joined the star cast in 2020 as he appeared in the second season. Ali Fazal, Pankaj Tripathi and Divyenndu played the lead characters in the first two seasons.

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Deepika Padukone takes over the Louis Vuitton’s Paris show in unique mini dress and bold glam

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Deepika Padukone received praise for her nuanced portrayal of Alisha in Gehraiyaan, which premiered in February on Amazon Prime Video. She also received the TIME100 Impact Award, given to individuals who have made significant contributions to their industries' future. The actor recently served on the main jury at the Cannes Film Festival, giving her one more accomplishment to her record. Deepika was also named the first-ever Indian brand ambassador for the prestigious brand Louis Vuitton.

Deepika Padukone takes over the Louis Vuitton’s Paris show in unique mini dress and bold glam

Deepika is currently the House Ambassador for the exclusive Louis Vuitton brand, and she has been seen wearing the coveted label whenever she appears in public. She was present at the Paris ready-to-wear Spring/Summer 2023 presentation by Louis Vuitton. In a distinctive little dress and edgy glam, the actor—who serves as the LV brand's worldwide ambassador—ruled the front row at the luxury brand's fashion show. The ready-to-wear Spring/Summer 2023 collection by French-Belgian fashion designer and Louis Vuitton creative director Nicolas Ghesquière was unveiled in Paris. His most recent designs were worn by models as they walked the runway, while A-listers sat in the front row. Deepika Padukone took in the show while sporting a grey little dress, striking makeup, and stylish accessories. Soon, images and videos of the celebrity appeared online, and fans couldn't stop admiring.

Deepika Padukone takes over the Louis Vuitton’s Paris show in unique mini dress and bold glam

Deepika donned a sleeveless outfit that was unusually structured in Nicolas Ghesquière's characteristic style. It has a boxy form, wide shoulders, a mini-length skirt with frills and tiers linked by two long ribbons, and a round neckline. Deepika completed the look with a pair of black knee-high boots and a brown and yellow Louis Vuitton top handle bag. She decided to go with a wet appearance for her hair and style it back with a sleek backswept style. The final glam options were a dramatic dark plum lip colour, sparkly eye shadow, light mascara on the lashes, flushed cheeks, and radiant skin. Fans, including us, were bowled over by the Bollywood beauty.

Meanwhile, on the work front, Deepika has many interesting films in her pipeline. She will next reunite with Shah Rukh Khan for Yash Raj Films' action film Pathaan alongside John Abraham. It will hit theatres on the 25th of January, 2023. She will soon star opposite Prabhas and Disha Patani in Nag Ashwin's directorial Project K. Apart from this; she also has the American comedy film The Intern co-starring Amitabh Bachchan and Siddharth Anand's action film Fighter with Hrithik Roshan.

SUMMARY OF LOOK DETAILS:

ACTRESS: Deepika Padukone

OUTFIT: Louis Vuitton

STYLIST: Shaleena Nathani

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Deepika Padukone embodies flamboyance on the cover of Vogue Arabia magazine’s October issue

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Deepika Padukone is having the most stellar time of her career. She received praise for her nuanced portrayal of Alisha in Gehraiyaan, which premiered in February on Amazon Prime Video. She also received the TIME100 Impact Award, given to individuals who have made significant contributions to their industries' future. Deepika was also named the first-ever Indian brand ambassador for the prestigious brand Louis Vuitton. The actor recently served on the main jury at the Cannes Film Festival, giving her one more accomplishment to her record. Deepika Padukone has added another feather to her hat! The actress has been appointed as the new brand ambassador of the French luxury brand Cartier and now Deepika Padukone is currently making headlines as the cover girl of Vogue Arabia's October issue.

Deepika Padukone embodies flamboyance on the cover of Vogue Arabia magazine’s October issue

The Queen of Bollywood, who is presently enjoying a big high thanks to the enormous success of her projects, is giving us more reasons to beam with smiles. The stunning woman is the cover star of the October issue of Vogue Arabia. This month's theme is "Body and Soul," and going by Deepika, she has one of the sexiest bodies and the kindest soul. On the cover, Deepika is pictured wearing a black bodysuit overlaid with a net bodysuit. Deepika stood out in her dress since she had an opera glove in her hand. Her appearance was finished off with minimal jewellery and her hair tied in a bun. Her appearance was completed by nude lipstick, soft undertones, and intense eyes.

Meanwhile, on the work front, Deepika has many interesting films in her pipeline. She will next reunite with Shah Rukh Khan for Yash Raj Films' action film Pathaan alongside John Abraham. It will hit theatres on the 25th of January, 2023. She will soon star opposite Prabhas and Disha Patani in Nag Ashwin's directorial Project K. Apart from this; she also has the American comedy film The Intern co-starring Amitabh Bachchan and Siddharth Anand's action film Fighter with Hrithik Roshan.

 

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Ranveer Singh calls Deepika Padukone ‘my queen’; shares throwback photo from Cannes posing with her poster while shutting down separation rumours

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For over a week, rumours have been rife on social media that all is not well between Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone. The actress is in Paris for Paris Fashion Week 2022, completing work commitments. Ranveer too, has been busy with his appearances at events, brand endorsements and more. However, he took some time out to compliment his ladylove, whilst shutting down all the separation rumours that are circulating on the internet.

Ranveer Singh calls Deepika Padukone ‘my queen’; shares throwback photo from Cannes posing with her poster while shutting down separation rumours

A day ago, luxury jewellery brand Cartier announced Deepika Padukone as their new brand ambassador. Soon, the actor took to Twitter to respond to the announcement and called her ‘my queen’. “My Queen! Doing us proud ???????? ❤️.”

The very same day, he made another post for his wife on Instagram. Sharing two throwback photos from Cannes Film Festival 2022, where Deepika was making several appearances as a jury member, the actor was seen posing right in front of her poster. The actor captioned the post as, “I just had to!" with the hashtags Throwback, Cannes and Proud Me. He added, "Have a great show today, baby!" and tagged Deepika.

 

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Recently, on the panel of FICCI Frames 2022, Ranveer confirmed that fans will see him and Deepika super soon on the big screen again. While he didn’t reveal the project, it is speculated that the actress is making a cameo in a song in Rohit Shetty’s directorial Cirkus starring Ranveer. He said, “Touchwood…We met and started dating in 2012… so 2022 is ten years of me and Deepika. I have nothing but the utmost respect for her and I admire her a lot. I have learnt a lot from her in my personal life too. There is a sweet surprise for everyone. You guys will see us together very soon. She is one of the best things that has happened to me and am so grateful for her in my life.”

Meanwhile, Ranveer Singh will next star in Rohit Shetty’s Cirkus, releasing on December 23. The film stars Pooja Hegde and Jacqueline Fernandez. He also has Karan Johar’s Rocky Aur Rani Ki Prem Kahani. The film stars Alia Bhatt, Dharmendra, Jaya Bachchan and Shabana Azmi. The film is slated for 2023 release. The actor has also signed Shankar’s Anniyan remake.

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Bigg Boss 16: After Farhan Akhtar, Sona Mohapatra now calls out Javed Akhtar for 'remaining silent' and not condemning Sajid Khan's participation amid sexual harassment allegations

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Filmmaker Sajid Khan's participation in Bigg Boss 16 has led to a social media backlash. From netizens to celebrities, everyone’s calling out Colors TV, and Salman Khan for white-washing Sajid Khan’s past and not even addressing it during the premiere of the show. 9 women had come forward during the MeToo movement to report sexual harassment allegations against him. Singer Sona Mohapatra recently shredded MeToo-accused Sajid Khan, called out the channel Colors RV and filmmaker Farhan Akhtar, who is Sajid's cousin. Now, she has even called out lyricist Javed Akhtar for not condemning his Bigg Boss 16 participation.

Bigg Boss 16: After Farhan Akhtar, Sona Mohapatra now calls out Javed Akhtar for 'remaining silent' and not condemning Sajid Khan's participation amid sexual harassment allegations

 

Sona Mohapatra reshared a tweet that mentioned “a few things this filmmaker-turned-reality contestant has been accused of,” on Sunday. Sona wrote, “This is Sajid Khan, now on a reality TV show. Then there is Anu Malik, judging a music reality show on TV, for children no less. Kailash Kher? Celebrity judge on TV. All called out by many, many women in #MeToo. Indian TV channels, executives are indeed depraved and sad lot.”

In another tweet, Sona Mohapatra said, “And of course, the series sleaze. Vikas Bahl and master of disgusting, Suhel Seth, all back on Indian TV...thought that calms me (?) that it's a dying medium and some dying will thrash around doing the worst to save themselves, even if it means dragging other humans under; women.” Vikas Bahl, who is currently gearing up for Goodbye, was given clean chit in a sexual misconduct case. It was filed by a former employee in 2019.

She even called out Javed Akhtar for not condemning Sajid Khan and said, “Dear @Javedakhtarjadu , I know you to be a veteran, feminist & thought leader of the Indian film industry? That you choose to have remained silent all these years about these men you know very very well, personally, hurts me & breaks my heart. Charity begins at home.”

Previously, she had tweeted, “Dear @FarOutAkhtar, you front an organisation called MARD. This man & the many others are known to you personally. Speak up, Stand Up only when it’s convenient or pays to virtue signal for ‘our cause’ not now? Charity begins at home.”

Sajid Khan did not address any of those topics on the premiere episode on Saturday. He said, "Last four years se main ghar par baitha hoon, not really getting much of work. Toh jab Colors ki team ne mujhe invite kiya toh I just felt ki it’s time ki main ghar mein bhi jaun, thoda apne baare mein bhi sikhu (I've sat at home for the last four years and wasn't getting much work. So when I was invited by Colors, I felt that it's time I should enter the house and learn more about myself.)”

Sajid Khan continued, “Maine zindagi main bohot utaar-chadhav dekhein hai. Pichhle chaar salon main bahut niche…(I have seen many ups and downs in life. Very low in the last four years…).” Salman Khan then interrupted the director and said, “Ek hi utaar dekha hai. Baaki chadhav hi chadhav dekhein hain (You've seen only one drop but have only see the ups)."

The Housefull director then added, “Ek bahut bada utaar dekha hain (I saw a huge drop too.)”

He continued, “Ek kahawat hai ‘Failure destroys people’, mere case main ‘Success destroyed me’. Main bahut arrogant ho gaya tha, back-to-back teen hits thi… toh I thought I had become infallible, main koi galat film bana hi nahi sakta. Arrogant statements de raha tha, upar wale ne phat karke jhapad maara Himmatwala niche… thoda sa humble hua phir se jhapad maara aur Humshakals niche. Humshakals ke baad toh maine apni shakal hi chhupa di (There is a saying 'failure destroys people', but in my case 'success destroyed me'. I had become very arrogant, had back-to-back three hits... so I thought I had become infallible, I just couldn't make a wrong film. I was giving arrogant statements, god gave one tight slap, 'Himmatwala' flopped... got a little humble, swooped again and 'Humshakals' came and I hid my face.)”

Meanwhile, Sajid Khan will direct John Abraham and Riteish Deshmukh in 100%. The said film is expected to be a comedy and will star Nora Fatehi and popular reality show contestant turned actress Shehnaaz Gill.

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A.R. Rahman reminding Gulzar of Lord Krishna to composers changing their names numerologically, here are some fun facts this month about Bollywood music!

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Music plays an important role in lives of everyone. In India, Bollywood is one of the major sources of listening to some beautiful music and touching lyrics. The composers and artists are all celebs in their own right with the kind of gems they produce. And about them, most listeners want to know what goes on behind the scenes (or the microphone). Therefore, here is some fun trivia about Bollywood music!

A.R. Rahman reminding Gulzar of Lord Krishna to composers changing their names numerologically, here are some fun facts this month about Bollywood music!

Vishal and She(y)khar still rule the listener’s hearts
The music of Vikram Vedha has music by Vishal and Sheykhar rather than Vishal-Shekhar. Yes, that is the new numerological spelling of Vishal Dadlani’s partner She(y)khar Ravjiani, who is also a singer. This brings us to a look at composers who have changed spellings, numerology-driven or otherwise. Like A.R. Rahman billed as A.R. Rehman (for example, in the posters of Rangeela, his first original Hindi film). Or Aadesh and Adesh Shrivastava being spellings that kept changing for that late composer’s name, and Khayyam going for a while as Khaiyyaam, which was actually correct phonetically! Then there was Ilayaraja, who was spelt ‘Ilaiyaraaja’ as well, at least in Hindi films.

Changing names numerologically since decades
Of course, Shankar-Jaikishan would often be spelt Shanker-Jaikishan at the whim of filmmakers, and ‘Chowdhury’ would be spelt in so many ways for the late Salil-da. But the really amusing case was of the South genius, M.M. Keeravani (the name is a popular Indian classical raag) being named M.M. Kreem for his Hindi films. Said the composer, “I wanted a fancy name!”

A.R. Rahman reminded Gulzar of a young Lord Krishna!
Lyricist Gulzar once let on a secret about A.R. Rahman’s work-ethic at the time of their first collaboration in Dil Se… (1998). He told me, “The moment his singer stands in front of the microphone, Rahman lights a candle outside. And that candle burns on for hours. So whenever I want to ask him when he is planning to start the recording, I jokingly asked him, ‘Mombatti kab jalaaoge (When are you going to light the candle)?’ The atmosphere is very pious. You have seen how Bal Krishna looks—dark and with long tresses, and Rahman reminded me in those days of some chhota bhagwan with that child-like innocence. Now of course he keeps his hair short, but the innocence remains!”

Many facets of M.M. Kreem
That said, M.M. Kreem remains the only composer from South India who always had distinctively different styles for his Hindi and South Indian films. His Telugu songs never had a Hindi flavour and his Hindi songs never went South-wards, except for the bilingual Bahubali franchise and RRR in all of which he also struck a balance. Explained the composer, “Yes, I made sure of this in my songs. I would listen since a young age to Binaca Geet Mala (India’s first countdown in Hindi film music), and I especially loved Lata Mangeshkar and Madan Mohan.”

The SLB Magic never fails for the listeners!
Sanjay Leela Bhansali loved to talk about the importance of a composer’s dedication to creating musical excellence. “Ismail Darbar made me hear the tune of ‘Aankhon Ki Gustakhiyaan’ from Hum Dil…, over the phone, and I loved it. I told him I was coming over immediately to his house to finalize the song. But by the time I reached there in half an hour, Ismail had completely changed the song to a far better one by working only on the nuances.” The hit song was sung by Kavita Krishnamurthi Subramaniam and Kumar Sanu.

A.R. Rahman reminding Gulzar of Lord Krishna to composers changing their names numerologically, here are some fun facts this month about Bollywood music!

Shammi Kapoor’s active interest in music
Shammi Kapoor, it is well-known, would take an active part in his music from early on. He would even suggest Western tunes to his composers, like ‘Sugar In The Morning’ as the title-track for Dil Deke Dekho to Usha Khanna. But, ironically, the reverse happened with his China Town hit, ‘Baar Baar Dekho’ composed by Ravi. In 1962, a West Indies band took permission and rights from the composer to use his tune for a song in their language. Though Greece and certain Scandinavian countries often adapted tunes from Hindi films regularly, this was the first official one!

Jab We Met and the two composers
Now it can be told! Imtiaz Ali wanted Pritam and Sandesh Shandilya to do three songs each for Jab We Met. But after Sandesh recorded ‘Aaoge Jab Tum Saajana’ with Ustad Rashid Khan, he became very busy with Rang Rasiya. Sandesh told the director not to wait. “In fact, Pritam called me up and I told him to go ahead,” said the composer.

Sohail Sen’s breakthrough
A little-known fact about composer Sohail Sen’s breakthrough film, What’s Your Raashee? is that the composer’s father, music director Dilip Sen(-Sameer Sen) and Ashutosh Gowariker are old friends. When he requested the filmmaker to come and listen to his son’s tunes, the director, who had never looked beyond Rahman after Lagaan, did so. He even liked the youngster’s songs and told him that he was on for the 13 songs he needed for his new film. The amusing part was that none of the ‘stock’ tunes that Ashutosh listened to made it into the film in which Priyanka Chopra (Jonas) had 9 roles!

Phir Hera Pheri director Neeraj Vora and brother Uttank were also composers
Speaking of Ashutosh Gowariker, his first film, Pehla Nasha (1993), had catchy songs (largely sung by Asha Bhosle) composed by a duo called Neeraj-Uttank that was never heard of again. They were brothers whose father was Pandit Vinayak Rai Nanalal Vora, a classical musician and a proponent of Tar-Shehnai, and had popularized it as a solo instrument in classical music. Over a decade later, Uttank Vora, alone, composed the background music for Waqt—The Race Against Time and songs for Priyadarshan’s Malamaal Weekly, though he remained busy on TV and in Gujarati cinema. And Neeraj became a hit writer-director and actor, known best for films like Phir Hera Pheri (director), Hera Pheri (co-writer) and Bol Bachchan (actor)!

Welcome movie welcomed its title song after its background score was composed
A small tidbit here about the highly popular title-song from Welcome that was composed by Sajid-Wajid. “We scored the title-track and the background score,” the late Wajid had revealed. “The title-track of Welcome was recorded after the background score was done, and background scores are composed only when a film is not just complete but also edited! Firoz Nadiadwala spent Rs 3.5 crore on the song, with big stars like Akshay Kumar, Katrina Kaif, Anil Kapoor and Nana Patekar willingly allotting 5 days at short notice and Akshay saying, ‘This song is the real music of the film!’ Today, we are happy that the film’s music is primarily remembered by our song!”

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Ranveer Singh enthralls the streets of Mumbai with a bunch of rappers, watch videos

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European fashion house Jack&Jones, Vero Moda and Only launched its newly revamped store located at Linking Road, Mumbai on a grand note. The launch of the event was kick-started by Jack&Jones' India’s Brand Ambassador – Ranveer Singh, whose high-octane energy made for a truly euphoric experience. As the curtain screen played the latest campaign film titled ‘Don’t’ Hold Back 3.0’ starring Ranveer Singh himself, he descended via a Jack&Jones branded swanky cherry-picker, which made for nothing less than an iconic entry. He set the adrenaline pumping as he enthralled the crowd with his larger-than-life performance, and then proceeded to unveil that newly revamped store. That’s not all!

Giving the crowd another reason to enjoy was his performance with popular rap artists such as Devil The Rhymer, SlowCheeta, Spitfire & Kaaam Bhaari, who have in the past been associated with brand.

Adding to this high-octane store opening was an exclusive preview and star-studded party that saw the who’s who of the fashion & entertainment industry, the media fraternity, fashion influencers, and digital disruptors. Guests were also graced by celebrities who attended the store launched too. With jaw-dropping performances by talented artists such as Zaeden and Kayan, the guests were treated to a first-look and walkthrough of the swanky new store whilst grooving to music.

While entertainment took front seat for the night, the store never failed to live up to expectations of onlookers and everyone present. Spanning across 3 floors, the landmark store set new benchmarks in fashion retail by becoming home to South Asia’s largest transparent curtain screen. With a plethora of immersive in-store shopping experiences, the store is pegged as a one-stop-shop for a new generation of fashion-conscious consumers and style enthusiasts in the city. Its interior highlights minimalistic visual language set against indoor foliage to bring out the uniqueness of all the three brands. To elevate one’s shopping experience further, the store is equipped with state-of-the-art amenities such as WIFI, super-cute ‘Instagrammable’ corners, shoot- friendly lighting, and boasts of an in-store café that doubles up as an alfresco coffee joint, and a smart workstation!

Each brand has its own designated floor space, with contemporary womenswear brand - Vero Moda situated at the ground floor, Jack&Jones on the second floor, and Only on the topmost floor. Cozy sitting areas near the trial rooms make for a truly comfortable and enjoyable shopping journey.

Speaking on the newly revamped store Mr. Vineet Gautam, CEO & Country Head- Bestseller India says, “Our Jack&Jones, Vero Moda and Only store on Linking Road has been a landmark for over a decade. Now, as we move on to our next phase of retail expansion, it was time to revamp the store and offer an elevated store experience to cater to the evolving needs of our customers. The store was launched by Bollywood superstar and our brand ambassador for Jack&Jones, Ranveer Singh, who did not hold back and ensured we had an electrifying night. One that a lot us will remember for a while to come. Very excited to open the doors to our customers today and cannot wait to see and tap on their response.”

Euphoric excitement, disruptive fashion, and Ranveer Singh’s bold and uninhibited persona came together like never before as attendees were treated to a one-of-a-kind store launch experience. Located at one of the most bustling areas in the city, the landmark store stands out as an iconic edifice in the neighborhood.

 

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Karan Johar reviews Maja Ma; calls Madhuri Dixit starrer 'brave and poignant'

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The evergreen Madhuri Dixit will star in Amazon's original Maja Ma which will arrive on Prime Video this Friday. Warm and funny, this light-hearted yet thought-provoking drama with unexpected twists and turns, features Madhuri Dixit in the lead, in a never-seen-before role. Even before its release, the film has won praise from filmmaker Karan Johar.

Karan Johar reviews Maja Ma; calls Madhuri Dixit starrer 'brave and poignant'

Sharing a poster on Instagram, Karan Johar wrote, “A brave, poignant and to add an audience pleaser… this dramedy hits the spot with its relentless storytelling… oscillating between emotion and humour … you walk out with a feeling of sunshine …. Mainly because of the luminous and stunning @madhuridixitnene who plays Pallavi with so much integrity and poise.. she is just a pleasure to watch in every frame."

He continued, "Kudos to the entire cast … Gajraj, Ritwick, Barkha, Shrishti, Simone..all performances are on point and top notch! I am obsessed with @sheeba.chadha and Rajat kapur who play BOB and PAM with sheer genius! They are howlarious !! I want a spin off please !!! Congratulations to @anandntiwari for directing a challenging narrative with such ease and craft…. To @bindraamritpal for always raising the bar of content and to team @primevideoin for their first smashing original! Watch this gem and you will have a #Majama time!!! Releases on the 6th of October! ❤️❤️❤️.”

 

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Produced by Leo Media Collective and Amritpal Singh Bindra; directed by Anand Tiwari and written by Sumit Batheja, Maja Ma is a family entertainer, set against the celebratory backdrop of a traditional festival and a quintessential, colourful Indian wedding.

Maja Ma boasts of a very talented cast including Gajraj Rao, Ritwik Bhowmik, Barkha Singh, Srishti Shrivastava, Rajit Kapur, Sheeba Chaddha, Simone Singh, Malhar Thakar, and Ninad Kamat.

ALSO READ: EXCLUSIVE: Madhuri Dixit talks about working with newcomers in Maja Ma; calls it a “refreshing” experience

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Karisma Kapoor’s dusty rose pink lehenga by Lashkara is sure to stand out at any event

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Karisma Kapoor is a celebrity who excels in grabbing attention with her fashion choices. Whether she's spotted at a red carpet event, a day out with her friends, or a star-studded wedding, the actor always tops best dressed lists. Karisma Kapoor enjoys wearing Indian clothing, and her closet is filled with envious-inspiring saris, lehengas, and anarkalis. She frequently wears decadent lehengas to wedding celebrations, and she always keeps things interesting by choosing unusual silhouettes, whether it's by forgoing conventional blouses in favour of a long-line kurta or by layering her lehenga sets with anything but conventional outerwear.

Actress Karisma Kapoor appeared in the current Bombay Times Fashion Week by walking the runway for Lashkaraa. She floated down the runway wearing a pastel-colored embroidered lehenga from the designer's newest collection, radiating elegance at every turn. All the components—color, decoration, and cut—are balanced in Karisma Kapoor's dusty pink Lashkara lehenga. Her lehenga, which has embellishments, glitter, and a neutral pink tone, is an excellent illustration of how to hit the right note. Her lehenga skirt had delicate sequin trim down the hem and was embellished with white flowers in pink and blue that complemented the embroidery on her dupatta. The sleeveless, midriff-baring, intricate top was accented with embroidery that matched the skirts, and it fit just right.

Karisma decided to keep her accessories simple because of the lehenga's prominent embroidery by accessorising with just a ring and a pair of solitaire stud earrings. Her makeup was rosy-hued and she had a neat bun. When you attend the next wedding of a close one, take a closer look at Karisma Kapoor's ensemble.

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ACTRESS: Karisma Kapoor

STYLIST: Mohit Rai

OUTFIT: Lashkara

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Indian Idol 13: Armaan Malik surprised a contestant; croons 'Pehla Pyaar' from Kabir Singh, watch video

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Armaan Malik is known to support upcoming talent in the country as well as create an unforgettable experience for his fans; this time he took it to world television to combine the two and surprise a contestant on Indian Idol Season 13.

Indian Idol 13: Armaan Malik surprised a contestant; croons 'Pehla Pyaar' from Kabir Singh, watch video

Rishi Singh from Ayodhya took the judges by surprise with his rendition of Armaan Malik’s ‘Pehla Pyaar’ for his audition and hit instant virality on the internet when Armaan’s fans hailed Armaanian’s shared the video applauding Rishi. It was just a matter of time before Armaan took notice of it and shared it on his social media.

Talking about the turn of events, Armaan said, ”It’s always amazing to discover new voices from our country and when I came across the clip of Rishi Singh singing my song ‘Pehla Pyaar,’ I couldn’t resist sharing it because he truly nailed it. Not only that, my fans and listeners who have loved the original version went the extra mile in spreading it further because an exceptional voice like his deserves to be heard."

 

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Taking it a notch higher, Armaan decided to surprise Rishi and graced the show with his presence; Rishi not only had a chance to meet his idol but also got a chance to perform with him on one of the biggest reality shows.

"The Indian Idol team reached out to me for coming down to the set and surprising Rishi and I said yes in a heartbeat. ‘The Dream Debut’ episode on Indian Idol this past weekend featured the two of us singing ‘Pehla Pyaar’ together on stage and it was genuinely such a wholesome experience! I wish Rishi the absolute best on the show and I hope that he continues to win our hearts with his every performance," he concluded.

ALSO READ: SIIMA 2022: Armaan Malik names music directors he wants to work with

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EXCLUSIVE: Neha Dhupia goes public for the ‘first time’ to complain about husband Angad Bedi; watch

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Neha Dhupia starrer Good Morning is one of the prominent films released as a part of Amazon MiniTV’s Mini Movie Festival. Ever since the short film was announced, it managed to grab the attention of Neha’s fans. While promoting her short film, the actress candidly spoke about one complaint she has with her husband Angad Bedi, in an exclusive conversation with Bollywood Hungama.

EXCLUSIVE: Neha Dhupia goes public for the ‘first time’ to complain about husband Angad Bedi; watch

Interestingly, when asked about creating content for her verified social media handles, the Bollywood diva asserted, “The process is time-consuming. And I'd rather be picking my daughter up from school. But then sometimes I feel like I can use that half an hour to create a little bit of content, and someone else can do the drive back. So, there's always, in my checklist, a cancel culture.”

As the De Dana Dan actress continued, she stated that she is “fine” with creating content if her husband Angad Bedi also joins her. However, right after saying this, the actress added, “But he is very last minute. I don't like it at all. It's the first time I'm going public and complaining [about] my husband.”

The Julie actress also explained that the day she gets a booking for something, she tells her team and decides everything in advance whereas Angad is totally opposite. While giggling, she jokingly said that if he's getting to work at half past one, he goes to the gym at 10. In her fun interview with us, she also praised Angad for being an “understanding partner”, and practising equal parenting.

Coming back to her Amazon miniTV short film, it is directed by Jyoti Kapur Das. The 14-minute film revolves around Anagha, who simultaneously juggles her professional life with two kids. It is available for free on Amazon.

Also Read: EXCLUSIVE: Neha Dhupia talks about Angad Bedi’s parenting skills, and mom-guilt; says, “he’s still getting rewarded for being the dad”

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Doctor G: Ayushmann Khurrana wanted to become doctor in real life; says the role is 'dream come true'

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Having seen the trailer of the upcoming medical campus comedy-drama Doctor G, it is seen that Ayushmann Khurrana’s character Dr. Uday Gupta struggle in the genecology department surrounded by only women. Giving a sneak-peak into the world of Doctor G and Ayushmann Khurrana’s prep for becoming a doctor for the first time on the screen here is the Behind-the-scenes video with some exciting revelations of his dreams before he entered the world of acting.

Doctor G: Ayushmann Khurrana wanted to become doctor in real life; says the role is 'dream come true'

Having essayed various kinds of unique roles on the screen Ayushmann will be seen bringing yet another character unconventional character as a Male Genecology. Junglee Pictures has shared the behind-the-scenes video of the actor that captures his journey of prepping for playing Dr. Uday in the film. While sharing his dream of becoming a doctor in real life, Ayushmann was seen saying, "I wanted to be a doctor in life, nobody knows about it. I tried Physics, chemistry, and bio in the 11th and 12th. I have even given PMT exams, CBSE PMT Karnataka CET, all these exams I had gone through the drill. Not in real life, but at least I become a doctor in the film."

Moreover, Ayushmann has always come up with content-based films that deliver a certain message for the society, wrapped in high-comedy. While speaking about the film, Ayushmann added, "It's a beautiful script, and playing a doctor on screen is a dream come true."

Directed by Anubhuti Kashyap and written by Sumit Saxena, Saurabh Bharat, Vishal Wagh and Anubhuti Kashyap, Doctor G is set to release in theatres on 14th October, 2022.

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Sonakshi Sinha is a sight to behold in a short orange blazer dress and matching stilettoes

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Sonakshi Sinha is on a roll right now and has totally evolved into a fashion superstar over the past few months. She has made sure to rock all of them with her grace and confidence, whether they is daring latex gowns, exquisite sarees, or mini dresses. Sonakshi makes sure to evolve with each occasion, while giving every ensemble just the right amount of flair. The diva has now found her true purpose and achieved a balance, which has been warmly praised by the audiences. Sonakshi Sinha, affectionately known as Asli Sona, is back to demonstrating her outstanding sense of style and fashion.

Orange is a symbol of infectious vigour and alluring assurance. It attracts a lot of attention and exudes warmth and passion. Sonakshi Sinha is one of the cutest and most admired people in the Hindi film industry, and orange suits her personality well. This time, the actor seemed to be fawning over the colour orange. Sonakshi Sinha donned a short orange blazer-inspired dress featuring a matching belt. She picked her outfit from the shelves of the clothing line Missguided. Her orange blazer dress is in a mini length. Features double breasted button fastening, waist belt and long ruched sleeves. Her dress is perfect for glam brunches in the most fabulous hot spots, office parties, or special events where you want to impress. Sonakshi Sinha shared a series of images and captioned her post, "Orange dolly." She ended it with a red heart emoji.

The star wore it ​​with transparent heels with orange straps. Sonakshi did not wear any accessories and just opted for kohled eyes, orange eye-shadow, black & white nails and soft nude lipstick. She left her hair open and straight and we are totally crushing on girl boss glam for real.

Meanwhile, on the work front, Sonakshi was recently seen in music video Blockbuster alongside Zaheer Iqbal. She will next star in film Kakuda and Double Xl opposite Huma Qureshi.

SUMMARY OF LOOK DETAILS:

ACTRESS: Sonakshi Sinha

STYLIST: Mohit Rai

OUTFIT: Misguided

MAKE-UP: Savleen Manchanda

HAIR : Madhuri Nakhale

 

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Pooja Hegde’s strapless green and white printed dress is a weekend must-have

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Pooja Hegde is the definition of a fashionista. With snippets from her Instagram fashion diary, the actor continues to smash fashion goals like a pro. We are not at all complaining about how much better Pooja's fashion diaries are getting every day. With sneak peeks of her ensembles from recent fashion photo shoots, the actor is raising the bar for fashionable attire. Pooja can dress to impress in any costume, whether it is an ethnic one, a casual one, or the six yards of grace.

She just released a number of pictures of herself looking lovely in a green dress. Pooja previously uploaded some images of herself wearing a gorgeous outfit. She posed for the outdoor picture shoot while wearing a green tiered ruffle cotton dress by Alexis. The strapless dress worn by Pooja has an abstract white print throughout and a sweetheart neckline with gathered bodice. Pooja's midi dress is ideal for weekend relaxation at home or for Sunday brunch. She wore white heels with her dress. The appearance was further complemented by her high bun and natural makeup.

Meanwhile, on the work front, Pooja Hegde will be seen sharing screen space with Mahesh Babu in Trivikram Srinivas' directorial SSMB28. In addition to this, Pooja Hegde has also been roped in as the leading lady in Puri Jagannadh's directorial, Jana Gana Mana. She has been paired opposite Liger star Vijay Deverakonda in the forthcoming action entertainer. Now, coming to her Bollywood lineup, Pooja Hegde has two exciting movies in the making including Salman Khan-fronted Kisi Ka Bhai Kisi Ki Jaan and Cirkus along with Ranveer Singh.

SUMMARY OF LOOK DETAILS:

ACTRESS: Pooja Hegde

STYLIST: Tanya Ghavri

OUTFIT: Alexis

HAIR: Suhas Shinde

MAKE-UP: Kajol Mulani

 

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Bigg Boss 16: Sona Mohapatra calls out Farhan Akhtar for not condemning Sajid Khan's participation amid sexual harassment allegations

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Filmmaker Sajid Khan's participation in Bigg Boss 16 has irked people. Several women came forward during MeToo movement to report sexual harassment allegations against him. 9 women had openly spoken about his inappropriate behaviour. Singer Sona Mohapatra has called out the channel Colors TV and even called out filmmaker Farhan Akhtar, who is Sajid's cousin, for not condemning his Bigg Boss 16 participation.

Bigg Boss 16: Sona Mohapatra calls out Farhan Akhtar for not condemning Sajid Khan's participation amid sexual harassment allegations

Sona wrote, “This is #SajidKhan , now on a reality TV show. Then there is #AnuMalik judging a music reality show on TV,for children no less. #KailashKher ? Celebrity Judge on TV. ALL called out by many many women in @IndiaMeToo. Indian TV channels, executives are indeed depraved & sad lot.”

In another tweet, she said, “Dear @FarOutAkhtar, you front an organisation called MARD. This man & the many others are known to you personally. Speak up, Stand Up only when it’s convenient or pays to virtue signal for ‘our cause’ not now? Charity begins at home.”

Sajid Khan was involved in MeToo allegations, where several women had made sexual harassment allegations against him. He did not address any of those topics on the premiere episode on Saturday. He said, "Last four years se main ghar par baitha hoon, not really getting much of work. Toh jab Colors ki team ne mujhe invite kiya toh I just felt ki it’s time ki main ghar mein bhi jaun, thoda apne baare mein bhi sikhu (I've sat at home for the last four years and wasn't getting much work. So when I was invited by Colors, I felt that it's time I should enter the house and learn more about myself.)”

Sajid Khan continued, “Maine zindagi main bohot utaar-chadhav dekhein hai. Pichhle chaar salon main bahut niche…(I have seen many ups and downs in life. Very low in the last four years…).” Salman Khan then interrupted the director and said, “Ek hi utaar dekha hai. Baaki chadhav hi chadhav dekhein hain (You've seen only one drop but have only see the ups)."

The Housefull director then added, “Ek bahut bada utaar dekha hain (I saw a huge drop too.)”

He continued, “Ek kahawat hai ‘Failure destroys people’, mere case main ‘Success destroyed me’. Main bahut arrogant ho gaya tha, back-to-back teen hits thi… toh I thought I had become infallible, main koi galat film bana hi nahi sakta. Arrogant statements de raha tha, upar wale ne phat karke jhapad maara ‘Himmatwala’ niche… thoda sa humble hua phir se jhapad maara aur ‘Humshakals’ niche. Humshakals ke baad toh maine apni shakal hi chhupa di (There is a saying 'failure destroys people', but in my case 'success destroyed me'. I had become very arrogant, had back-to-back three hits... so I thought I had become infallible, I just couldn't make a wrong film. I was giving arrogant statements, god gave one tight slap, 'Himmatwala' flopped... got a little humble, swooped again and 'Humshakals' came and I hid my face.)”

Meanwhile, Sajid Khan will direct John Abraham and Riteish Deshmukh in 100%. The said film is expected to be a comedy and will star Nora Fatehi and popular reality show contestant turned actress Shehnaaz Gill.

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Alia Bhatt reveals how she ‘wanted to take over the world' at the Time100 Impact Awards

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A few days ago, Brahmastra actress and mom-to-be Alia Bhatt announced that she would be receiving the Time100 Impact Award. On Sunday, Alia was present at the National Gallery in Singapore to receive the said honour. On receiving the award, Alia gave a toughing acceptance speech which covered her dreams from her initial days, to her career, her success and even her pregnancy.

Speaking to the audience while being thankful for receiving the Time100 Impact Award she added, “Thank you, TIME, for this honour. Honestly to be awarded here tonight, amongst some of the finest people in the world, feels wonderfully overwhelming. I feel a tiny bit of pressure, pressure to say something intelligent and be good and really make an impact. I have been thinking a lot about what it means to make an impact and I’ve been wondering whether, when I started out, I did so with the intention of making an impact. And the answer is, yes.”

Talking about her initial days, and when she wanted to take over the world, Alia continued, “I mean, I think 10 years ago when I started working, all I thought about was how I would one day take over the world. How everyone, everywhere would know who I am and how hardworking and talented and intelligent and bright and flawless I am. I wanted to be perfect and I wanted the world to know it! Ten years later. I’m receiving one of the most prestigious awards on this global platform. And I have no idea how I got here or what I’ve done to deserve this. But, what I do know is: If it falls to me in any way to lead by example, be a role model or make any kind of impact, I want to do it in as human and as flawed a way as possible. Because, after all these years, the thing I’ve realized is: It’s the flaws that make you. Perfection is boring.”

On the work front, Alia Bhatt will soon be seen making her Hollywood debut in the film Heart of Stone, following which the actress will be seen in Karan Johar’s Rocky Aur Rani Ki Prem Kahani alongside Ranveer Singh.

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The Lord of The Rings actor Ismael Cruz Córdova reveals he trained eight months for the epic battle sequence in Udun

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With just two more episodes of The Lord of The Rings: The Rings of Power remaining before the first season concludes, the Amazon Original series treated viewers with a massive battle sequence in episode 6, Udun. The mind-blowing episode is considered one of the most consequential events in the history of J.R.R. Tolkein’s Middle Earth. Among many sequences that left the viewers in awe, the events that followed Arondir aka Ismael Cruz Córdova romped up the scope of action in the series close to the epic finale.

The Lord of The Rings actor Ismael Cruz Córdova reveals he trained eight months for the epic battle sequence in Udun

Talking about one of the most intense scenes where he was faced with an Orc where he manages to stab the berserker in the eye, Córdova said, “There are no stilts or camera tricks. The guy is massive, an incredible mover and fighter. I had to climb on him, step on his hip and leg and wrap myself around and strangle him as he’s moving around. It’s almost like being on a mechanical bull. There were no rigs, no wires, we were not being supported by anything. I was on the back of this massive man trying not to fall.”

The actor dissected his training for the battle that took eight months, and that fight alone was three months of preparation. He said, “The one that was the hardest was when he broke the column with my back and I had to keep my head forward, tuck my chin into my chest so that when he slams me against it my neck doesn’t whiplash. But, of course, sometimes it does. My neck was just destroyed; I was like a robot walking around.” After all the lessons in archery, martial arts, wirework and fight choreography, he “lived in a perpetual state of soreness” and was “full of bruises.”

Córdova was covered with the Orc’s blood, which was a mixture of gooey chocolate, gelatin and food colouring. Describing that he further added, “It was so sticky, so uncomfortable and so cold when we were shooting those night shoots. It all kept going into my breastplate. So I had this pool of sugary goo on me for the better part of two weeks.”

Six episodes of The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power are available to stream now in English, Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam and Kannada. The Amazon Original series releases new episodes every Friday till October 14.

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Hrithik Roshan becomes ‘yeda’ in the ‘uncensored’ version of Vedha; says, ‘it's a character I'm proud of’

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Once again, Bollywood actor Hrithik Roshan has won millions of hearts with his performance in Vikram Vedha. His character and the film have garnered love from the audience. However, getting into the skin of Vedha was not an easy task for the actor and his latest Instagram post is proof of it!

Hrithik Roshan becomes ‘yeda’ in the ‘uncensored’ version of Vedha; says, ‘it's a character I'm proud of’

On Tuesday, Roshan took to his social media handle and shared an “uncensored” video of Vedha. The two-minute-seven-second-long video gave a sneak peek into Hrithik’s preparation sessions. He can be seen adopting the style of Vedha, the primary antagonist of the film. From using cuss words relentlessly to walking like a goon; the video summarises how the actor moulded himself into the character of Vedha.

Giving a witty remark in his caption, the Krrish actor wrote, “To become 'Vedha' I had to first find comfort in being a 'yeda'”. He then added, “9 months of prepping & being Vedha - from October 2021 to June 2022. Exactly the time human lives take to birth. Vedha has been a process of moulding from scratch, today it's a character I'm proud of.”

The Super 30 actor further added, “Learning to talk, walk, dance, eat & live like Vedha has been sheer joy. There may not be Hrithik in Vedha, but there will always remain Vedha in Hrithik.” He also thanked his teachers Vinod Rawat and Ganesh Kumar for making the entire process fun for him. “N thank you to my team, my family. You guys give me more than I deserve,” wrote Hrithik to conclude his write-up.

 

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Talking about the neo-noir film, the Hrithik Roshan starrer also features Saif Ali Khan and Radhika Apte. The action-thriller, which is a remake of a Tamil film, was released on September 30. The Pushkar-Gayathri directorial is jointly produced by YNOT Studios, Friday Filmworks, T-Series Films, and Reliance Entertainment.

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Warina Hussain's printed lehenga with a plunging neckline worth Rs 50,000 is perfect for this Diwali party

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Warina Hussain has made a name for herself in the film industry courtesy of her acting skills. The actress enjoys a huge fan following on the internet. And she often mesmerizes her fans by sharing stunning pictures of herself. Moreover, her impeccable sense of style is creating a stir in the fashion world. Lehengas are undoubtedly a favourite among Bollywood superstars, who are without a doubt the biggest source of inspiration for ethnic clothing. The stars have worn this wardrobe essential everywhere—and in every variation—so you can be sure to discover a lehenga in their collections that best suits your unique style. This includes film promotions and weddings. Warina Hussain made a strong case this time for flowery lehengas.

Warina Hussain's printed lehenga with a plunging neckline worth Rs 50,000 is perfect for this Diwali party

If you look up the word "bombshell" in the dictionary, you'll find a photo of Warina's Navratri look. The actress took to her Instagram account and shared a series of pictures of herself. Warina looked divine in a Mahima Mahajan creation worth Rs 50K. She wore a purple printed georgette ruffled lehenga with an embroidered georgette cowl blouse set. She accentuated her look with a matching pair of earrings. Warina's makeup added an enchanting touch to her look. Keeping it minimal, she opted for a nude lipstick, kohl-rimmed eyes, highlighted cheekbones, and blushed cheeks. The actress completed her look with a french braid. The actress captioned this post as, "#day8 can u caption this for me ????"

On the work front, Warina just wrapped up the shoot of her upcoming comedy film, Dil Bill. Apart from that, she is also shooting for one of her upcoming films, about which the official announcement will be done soon.

Warina Hussain's printed lehenga with a plunging neckline worth Rs 50,000 is perfect for this Diwali party

SUMMARY OF LOOK DETAILS:

ACTRESS: Warina Hussain

STYLIST: Shruti Birla

OUTFIT: Mahima Mahajan

MAKE-UP: David

JEWELLERY: Golecha Jewels

 

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Nora Fatehi is a complete smokeshow in yellow cut-out gown worth Rs. 1.89 Lakh at GQ awards

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In the current Indian cinema business, Nora Fatehi is one of the most sought-after and well-dressed actresses and dancers. The celebrity demonstrated her acting prowess and dance prowess in songs like ‘Saaki Saaki’ and ‘Garmi’ that she has what it takes to be an artist. She has already proven that she is a stunning dancer with flawless technique and amazing beauty. Nora isn't afraid to make risky decisions, as was evident when she became Roberto Cavalli's muse for her most recent picture shoot.

Several Bollywood celebrities recently attended the GQ Best Dressed Awards 2022. Nora Fatehi, showed up to the event dressed as a modern goddess in a seductive yellow cut-out gown by Roberto Cavalli. She uploaded images of the same to Instagram as well. The famous celebrity arrived at the awards night wearing a magnificent outfit that completely reflected her confident, refined, and whimsical personalities. The one-shoulder neckline on Nora Fatehi's silk-satin dress highlights her decollétage. Additionally, the Roberto Cavalli dress features a full-length sleeve, slanting cut-outs on the front that show her midriff and toned abs, gathered elements, a floor-sweeping hem length, figure-hugging fitting, and a daring thigh-high slit on the side. The panther heads on the gown are crystal-embellished, paying homage to Cavalli's heritage themes. Her gown is worth Rs. 1,89,386.

The yellow gown was accessorised by Nora with a little black purse, a statement bracelet, matching ear studs, diamond rings, and pointy black stilettos with gold chain-link embellishments. As for the final glam options, she went for side-parted open tresses, shimmering bronze and gold eye makeup, winged eyeliner, mascara on the lashes, nude lip colour, flushed cheeks, mascara on the lashes, sharp contouring, and dazzling highlighter.

Meanwhile, Nora Fatehi is currently a judge on Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa season 10 with Karan Johar and Madhuri Dixit. She also featured in the music video of Manike from Sidharth Malhotra's upcoming film Thank God.

 

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Ranveer Singh sets fire to the atmosphere at Navratri celebrations in Mumbai as fans go berserk, watch

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Ranveer Singh on Sunday enthralled the crowd at a Navratri celebration organised in Mumbai. The actor attended the Marathi Dandiya, held at Shaheed Bhagat Singh ground in Lalbaug and organised by BJP MLA Mihir Kotecha.

Ranveer Singh sets fire to the atmosphere at Navratri celebrations in Mumbai as fans go berserk, watch

The crowd chanted his name as the actor was seen enjoying the festival with Garba and Dandiya. The actor made his entry at event on a Goliyon ki Rasleela - Ram Leela song and said “Har Har Mahadev, Jai Shivaji” as the crowd cheered. He also grooved to 'Malhari' from Bajirao Mastani and 'Apna Time Gully' from Gully Boy. The celebration was a mix of Maharastrian and Gujarati style Navratri.

 

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Ranveer Singh took to his Instagram to share a glimpse from this magnanimous event red and yellow hearts and lightning emojis. His fans not only cheered him at the event but also expressed their ecstasy on his on social media while commenting on his post calling him a ‘superstar’ and the video as ‘wholesome’.

Several actors including Hrithik Roshan, Sanjana Sanghi among others have visited Navratri grounds across the city.

On the work front, Ranveer Singh was last seen on the screen in Jayeshbhai Jordaar. He will be next seen in Karan Johar's upcoming directorial Rocky Aur Rani Ki Prem Kahani alongside Alia Bhatt, Dharmendra, Jaya Bachchan and Shabana Azmi. His next big screen release is Rohit Shetty's Cirkus dropping in theatres on December 23, 2022.

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EXCLUSIVE: Riteish Deshmukh reveals 3 shows that he recently watched and enjoyed

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Riteish Deshmukh is freshly coming off his Netflix romantic-comedy film Plan A Plan B which also co-stars Tamannaah Bhatia. The film follows a matchmaker (Tamannaah Bhatia) who believes marriage is for everyone except herself, and a successful divorce lawyer (Riteish Deshmukh) with a secret, who cross paths, and explores if opposites coexist or are attracted to each other.

EXCLUSIVE: Riteish Deshmukh reveals 3 shows that he recently watched and enjoyed

In an exclusive segment with Bollywood Hungama, the 43-year-old actor answered some fun rapid-fire questions and shared the names of three shows that he recently watched and enjoyed. “Shows that I watched and enjoyed were Sandman. Then it was Peaky Blinders, last season.”

“And... I am playing it very smart, I’m just saying Netflix stuff,” Riteish said jokingly to which Tamannaah added, “Hmm I can see that.” Riteish then joked, “Political family. And... Sex Education.”

Starring Riteish Deshmukh, Tamannaah Bhatia, Poonam Dhillon and Kusha Kapila, Plan A Plan B is produced by Rajat Arora (Funk Your Blues Entertainment Pvt Ltd) and Trilok Malhotra and K R Harish (India Stories Media & Entertainment Pvt Ltd) and directed by Shashanka Ghosh.

Plan A Plan B is now streaming on Netflix.

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Trivia Tunes: Rajesh Roshan shaving head for his music in a film to SD Burman losing films

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Music connects everyone from all walks of life. Bollywood music is one such space where everyone finds something beautiful and relatable for themselves. Knowing some trivia about these artists is nothing short of fascinating for fans. From the old timers like Nasir Husain to new-age artists like Arijit Singh, here are some interesting trivia about the Indian music industry!

10 Years of Arijit Singh-Pritam-Ranbir Kapoor trio delivering hits
With Arijit Singh singing the three released songs of Brahmastra Part One: Shiva (with more to come) for Ranbir Kapoor and composer Pritam, and the composer likely to do the film’s Part 2, we can hope now for a singer-composer-actor team after a long time, as in the olden days. Their team began a decade ago with ‘Phir le aaya dil’ in Barfi! (Though without lip-sync) and went on to do Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani, Ae Dil Hai Mushkil and Jagga Jasoos later.

Nasir Husain opted for S.D. Burman
And here’s why Nasir Husain opted for O.P. Nayyar in Phir Wohi Dil Laya Hoon. The filmmaker thought that Shankar-Jaikishan had given him “exquisite music” in Jab Pyar Kisise Hota Hai. He said, “I thought, why should I spend Rs. 5 when I can get equally great music for Rs. 2? So I decided on S.D. Burman. Then Nayyar came and begged me to give him a film on the basis of his music in my Tumsa Nahin Dekha. He asked to listen to his tunes at least. I did, and he (SD) was in!”

The choice between S.D Burman and R.D. Burman
S.D. Burman lost two more big films due to varied reasons: he refused Gumraah (1963) because B.R. Chopra wanted Sahir as lyricist, and Raj Kapoor had thought of his music for Bobby. This was because elder brother Randhir Kapoor’s debut in Dharam Karam was to be with R.D. Burman’s music, and Kapoor thought that with a twist, his younger son Rishi would have the father as his first composer. However, the late Mukesh suggested that he sign Laxmikant-Pyarelal instead.

The Bachchan family debut chronicled through early ‘70s
And did you know that while Amitabh Bachchan made his debut in 1969 with Saat Hindustani, his wife Jaya Bhaduri appeared first in Guddi (1971) and his father, poet Dr. Harivanshrai Bachchan, made his film debut even later in Phir Bhi (1972)! Dr. Bachchan’s poem ‘Saanjh khile bhor jhare’ was sung by Hemant Kumar and his daughter Ranu Mukherjee, under composer Raghunath Seth for Phir Bhi. Subsequently, Dr. Bachchan only wrote lyrics for films featuring his son—Alaap, Laawaris and Silsila.

Showman Subhash Ghai entertained kids for a music launch
The music of Subhash Ghai’s 2003 comedy Ek Aur Ek Gyaraah had an unusual launch: 11,000 sets of stationery were distributed along with boxes of mithai and an audiocassette of the film’s music to Municipal school children all over Mumbai city!. The function was held in a suburban municipal school. This was Ghai’s first album with T-Series and the children had a gala time, even performing impromptu acts like a dance and a Sanskrit song. Ghai commented, “I loved the way the children entertained us, the entertainers!”

Rajesh Roshan shaved his head at the age of 19 for his music in a film
It is not commonly known that composer Rajesh Roshan, who made his debut with Mehmood’s 1974 Kunwara Baap, shaved his head at the young age of 19 as a mannat (prayer for success) for his music in the film! Not known also is the fact that Mehmood had decided (as usual) for R.D. Burman as the music director, but his brother, actor Anwar Ali, who was Rajesh’s friend, arranged a meeting with the filmmaker-comedian. And the tune for ‘Aa ri aaja nindiya’ made Mehmood weep, fixing Roshan’s destiny.

The powerful ‘Raag’ of Aadesh Shrivastava
When the late Aadesh Shrivastava’s Mora piya mose bolat naahi from Raajneeti (2010) became the most downloaded song of that year, the composer had declared, “I think that it is nothing less than the moment of truth. It once and for all exposes the sham claims of today’s decision makers in music that the young people of today like only crappy music or Western stuff. It exposes the fact that when you acquaint the young generation with good raag-based melody, they will take to it like a thirsty man gulps down water! Our raags so powerful that there have been over 3 crore downloads. I have been invited to 11 colleges since the song came out, and the students have asked me so much about the track.” Now, if that isn’t an eye-opener today, what is?

Usha Uthup was once refused to be coached by a music teacher
Pop singer Usha Uthup, who has several film hits under her belt, hails from a middle-class South Indian family. The singer recalled, “There was a music teacher in my convent school. She did sense my flair for music but refused to coach me because of my voice that was very bass. But God taught me everything even without any formal training!”

Why Anand-Milind signed multiple projects simultaneously
Music directors Anand-Milind, who were on a high throughout the 1990s, recalled their late father, composer Chitragupta, struggling to make ends meet when his career dwindled in the late 1970s. “He even had to change two BEST (Mumbai’s local transport) buses to go to his doctor!” said Anand. And Milind added, “At his peak, he would drive in his Chevrolet Impala!” This was probably a key reason why the duo decided to accept multiple assignments when success came their way after Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak and Dil.

Filmmaker Kidar Sharma’s an even better lyricist
Filmmaker-writer Kidar Sharma was also a brilliant lyricist (among his biggest hits are classics like ‘Ek bangla bane nyaara’ sung by K.L. Saigal in President (1937) and ‘Kabhi tanhaiyon mein bhi’ from Hamari Yaad Aayegi (1961). When he met for an interview (he lived alone and even made tea for us!), he pointed to the lane outside his home and said, “In those days, my eight cars (!!) would be parked there. Yes, I had a car for each day and two for Sundays!”

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The Batman actor Barry Keoghan shares his Riddler audition tape that landed him Joker role

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The Batman star Barry Keoghan originally wanted to play Riddler in the film, but the audition tape he sent across landed him the role of Joker.

The Batman actor Barry Keoghan shares his Riddler audition tape that landed him Joker role

According to Deadline, when Keoghan heard that The Batman was happening, he sent an unsolicited audition tape to Matt Reeves’ team as The Riddler. “I wanted to be Riddler,” Keoghan told GQ UK. However, when Keoghan met the producer Dylan Clark, he advised him that the role had already been taken by Jonah Hill at that point, and it would later go to Paul Dano.

Four months ahead, he got a call from his agent telling him, “The Batman wants you to play the Joker — but you cannot tell anyone.” The audition tape sent across by Keoghan eventually landed him the role of Joker. The audition tape, set to Saint-Saëns’ “Danse Macabre,” features him in a hat and suspenders, creeping through an empty hallway before beating someone up with a cane (offscreen).

As per the report, although Keoghan’s Joker only appears for a moment at the end of The Batman, a deleted scene was shared online later showcasing the work the actor did. Keoghan said that his Joker was “a bit charming and a bit hurt” and a “broken-down boy,” adding, “I wanted some sort of human in there behind the makeup. I want people to relate to him…[to know] this is a façade he puts on.”

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Angad Bedi talks about his character in the Kirti Kulhari starrer short film The List: “Acting like robots wasn’t easy for me”

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Actors Angad Bedi and Kirti Kulhari are bagging praises for their latest release, The List. The film was released on Amazon miniTV. While the audience is showering love on the film, Angad Bedi and Kirti Kulhari opened up about what it takes to portray a robot on the screen.

Angad Bedi talks about his character in the Kirti Kulhari starrer short film The List: “Acting like robots wasn’t easy for me”

“This was a different experience, there were moments where Gaurav Dave (the director) would tell us thoda aur dead dikho, thoda aur emotion kam karo, abhi bhi kuch lag raha hai, ussko bhi hata do. So we were going in the opposite direction. This challenge was really something that I enjoyed because it was different from the usual ‘yeh emotion chahiye, woh emotion chahiye.’”

The Four More Shots Please actress mentioned, “In my own head, I kept pushing and trying to get it right because it matters to me. Baaki toh kaafi majja aaya yaar, kuch dialogues nahi hai, bas chehre se emote karna hai.. It was a great change.”

“Acting like robots for me isn’t easy. Imagine on camera, the filmmaker tells you that this is how you’re supposed to be for 18 mins. It's the toughest thing to do and then you have to project certain emotions while you act all robotic. There is a very fine line that you have to maintain for such a multi-layered character.”

Speaking of his experience portraying a character in this film, Angad said “I think because this role was so new to me, it became more challenging because I am a very energetic person and to have such stoic expressions is a task I thought was out of my league. Of course, working with Kirti and taking workshops for 5 days helped me a lot. I honestly didn’t think I would be able to pull this character off.”

Continuing further, he added, “Every actor has certain advantages and disadvantages and yes it is good to challenge yourself but at the same time, it is also very important to know what you can do and what your capacity or capability is.”

Written and directed by Gaurav Dave, The List is now streaming for free on Amazon miniTV within the Amazon Shopping App and on Fire TV, as part of the Mini Movie Festival.

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EXCLUSIVE: Madhuri Dixit talks about working with newcomers in Maja Ma; calls it a "refreshing" experience

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Bollywood actress Madhuri Dixit continues to rule the hearts of her fans. The actress is widely known for her stellar dance moves, gorgeous expressions and portrayal of strong women on the screen. After making her web debut with The Fame Game, the actress is all set to treat her fans with her second OTT project, this time a film called Maja Ma. Ahead of the release of the film, the actress exclusively spoke about the star cast with Bollywood Hungama.

EXCLUSIVE: Madhuri Dixit talks about working with newcomers in Maja Ma; calls it a "refreshing" experience

While Gajraj Rao has been cast opposite Madhuri, Srishti Srivastava, Ritwik Bhowmik, and Barkha Singh are playing other pivotal characters. During the conversation, the newcomers expressed and shared that they were “nervous” to work with Madhuri Dixit. However, the Bollywood diva seemed quite relaxed while reacting to their answers.

When asked if she felt nervous before working with the young stars, Dixit replied, “Ainvaiy nervous nervous bol rahe hai. They are very confident newcomers, and it was a blast working with them because they all have their own personalities. Getting to know them and working with them was refreshing for me.”

While calling Srishti mischievous, Ritwik a naive boy, and Barkha talkative, Dixit also praised her co-star Gajraj Rao. She elaborated and said, “I have seen him in Badhaai Ho, and I loved him in that film.” She also revealed that in order to avoid spoiling Gajraj’s shots, she used to hum sad songs in her mind.

Talking about Maja Ma, directed by Anand Tiwari and produced by Amritpal Singh Bindra, the film will premiere on October 6 exclusively on Prime Video.

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Richa Chadha and Ali Fazal’s Lucknow celebration was a blast, Awadhi décor and Sabri Brothers’ performance were the highlights

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In 2012, Richa Chadha and Ali Fazal got to know one another on the shoot of their movie Fukrey. Richa and Ali, who both portrayed quite the opposite characters in the movie, got along well because of their shared traits outside of work and now they are finally getting married. Their lovely pre-wedding celebrations have brought the pair closer to their wedding day. On October 4, 2022, the couple will exchange vows in front of their loved ones and close friends after dating for almost a decade. Their approach to their wedding has been interesting because they are taking to Instagram to share the momentous occasion with the world, in contrast to other celebrity weddings staying a pipe down affair. It's clear from a glimpse of their idyllic pre-wedding festivities that the couple chose impeccable sartorial ensembles, with the future bride commanding all of our attention.

Richa Chadha and Ali Fazal’s Lucknow celebration was a blast, Awadhi décor and Sabri Brothers’ performance were the highlights

Richa Chadha was a sight to behold in her sangeet ensemble wearing a custom Rahul Mishra lehenga set, for her cocktail look, the actor revealed her in a timeless gold sari doused in sequins. Up till now, Richa Chadha and Ali’s wedding palette has incorporated light-coloured pastel hues for her wedding nuptials and once again couple opted for a subtle hue colour palette for an event in Lucknow. The couple flew down to Lucknow where an evening affair was hosted by Ali’s family in the name of Richa. The evening began with an energy packed Qawwali performance by the Sabri Brothers of Rajasthan. The decor was in compliments to the Avadhi Lucknowi culture with golden custom made drapes, chandelier candle holders. The food was meticulously prepared by Lebua, a heritage family run hotel in centre of Lucknow with special dishes being prepared by Mahmoodabadi, another traditional family run catering company that honours cuisine peculiar to the region.

Richa Chadha and Ali Fazal’s Lucknow celebration was a blast, Awadhi décor and Sabri Brothers’ performance were the highlights

Richa Chadha and Ali Fazal look their elegant best in their couture wear designed by ace designers Abu Jani and Sandeep Khosla. The star couple can be seen twinning and winning in the stunning pictures. Richa Chadha wore a white sharara set that she accentuated with statement jewellery. Ali Fazal complemented her in a matching sherwani, designed by Abu Jani and Sandeep Khosla. Adding their wedding hashtag #RiAli, Ali Fazal wrote: "Ek Daur hum bhi hain. Ek silsila tum bhi ho." Richa Chadha, sharing the pictures, wrote: "I got you."

Richa Chadha and Ali Fazal’s Lucknow celebration was a blast, Awadhi décor and Sabri Brothers’ performance were the highlights

Richa and Ali have been sharing pictures from their pre-wedding festivities on social media. From their sangeet to their cocktail party, the fans have gotten a glimpse of their wedding celebrations through their Instagram accounts. Couple is set to get married on October 4.

 

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Ananya Panday’s green sequin lehenga set worth Rs. 91K is exactly what our festive look-book needs

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Ananya Panday has been a fashion icon since she stepped foot into Bollywood. Ananya is a fashionista and a talented actress too. Ananya typically wears colourful, airy, and eye-catching attire. Her chirpy and vivacious personality is reflected in every outfit she wears. Ananya Panday is still accomplishing fashion goals, especially in the area of festive attire.

Ananya Panday’s green sequin lehenga set worth Rs. 91K is exactly what our festive look-book needs

Ananya’s wardrobe is full of eye-catching pieces, ranging from the Bollywood-esque, heavy, embroidered variety to the more millennial-appropriate ones India is in a festive mood with Navratri and Durga Puja celebrations taking over social media feeds nationwide. Ananya chose a green lehenga from the stock of designer Arpita Mehta's self-named clothing line last night for the navratri celebrations. Ananya's lehenga ensemble includes a green sleeveless choli that has been hand stitched. It has a scoop neckline, a curved hem length that bares the midriff, beautiful floral karigari in gold, and sequin decorations. She paired the blouse with a green pleated lehenga skirt with numerous tiers and a fine floral pattern. The cost of her lehenga is Rs. 91,000.

Ananya Panday’s green sequin lehenga set worth Rs. 91K is exactly what our festive look-book needs

Ananya finished off her look by draping a dupatta with a green print over her hands. She completed the traditional ensemble with intricate gold bracelets, a statement ring, and jhumkis. The final finishing touches included pink lips, slick eyeliner, mascara on the lashes, flushed skin, and shining highlighter.

On the work front, Ananya has recently announced her new film Dream Girl 2 alongside Ayushmann Khurrana. Apart from this, she also has Kho Gaye Hum Kahan in her kitty alongside Siddhant Chaturvedi and Adarsh Gourav. The film, written by Zoya Akhtar, Reema Kagti, and Arjun Varain Singh is a story about three friends in the digital age.

Ananya Panday’s green sequin lehenga set worth Rs. 91K is exactly what our festive look-book needs

SUMMARY OF LOOK DETAILS:

ACTRESS: Ananya Panday

OUTFIT: Arpita Mehta

STYLIST: Tanya Ghavri

JEWELLERY: Mahesh Notandas

HAIR: Ayesha devitre

MAKE-UP : Sahitya shetty

 

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Tamannaah Bhatia amps up the drama with an 18k crimson pleated saree and halter neck blouse

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Whether it's their stylish red-carpet attire or glossy promotional attire, Bollywood stars are consistently at the top of their fashion game. Tamannaah Bhatia is one such actress. Tamannaah Bhatia is a rising star in the fashion industry, and in recent months, her sense of style has garnered plenty of attention. Every fashion critic these days has the pan-Indian talent on their radar. The Baahubali actress made her Cannes Film Festival debut this year and left everyone in awe, and once again, she is the talk of the town for her extravagant outfits from her Babli Bouncer advertising wardrobe.

Tamannaah Bhatia amps up the drama with an 18k crimson pleated saree and halter neck blouse

Tamannaah Bhatia has had an incredible year, putting on standout performances and creating jaw-dropping fashion statements. Tamannaah Bhatia's signature style has been bold silhouettes. Tamannaah Bhatia is constantly in the lead whether it comes to following trends or showing off classic ethnic numbers. In a gorgeous red saree, she recently left us gasping for breath. With a flood of images from her fashion journals, the actor turned Instagram red and provided us big fashion pointers. The actor chose a magnificent ethnic ensemble from the designer's racks while acting as Payal Khandwala's muse for the photographs. Tamannaah looked very stunning while blending in with the Navratri celebrations all around her in a vibrant organza red saree. Tamannaah selected a red saree with brilliant blue designs and faded pleats all over. She paired her saree with a crimson sleevless blouse that featured a turtleneck. Her saree is worth Rs. 18,500.

Tamannaah further accessorised her look for the day in sleek statement golden earrings and a golden cuff bracelet in her right hand. She wore her tresses open in straight locks and soft curls with a side part. Nude eyeshadow, mascara-laden eyelashes, contoured cheeks and a shade of nude lipstick were her glam suit.

Tamannaah Bhatia amps up the drama with an 18k crimson pleated saree and halter neck blouse

Tamannaah was recently seen in Madhur Bhandarkar’s Babli Bouncer and Plan A Plan B alongside Ritesh Deshmukh. Up next, Tamannaah has been roped in to play the leading lady opposite Chiranjeevi in Meher Ramesh’s directorial Bholaa Shankar. With the megastar in the titular role as Shankar, the drama will also see National Award-winning actress Keerthy Suresh as his sister.

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ACTRESS: Tamannaah

OUTFIT: Payal Khandwala

STYLIST: Ami Patel

HAIR: Seema

MAKE-UP : Megha Butani

 

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Black Panther director Ryan Coogler almost quit filmmaking after Chadwick Boseman’s death: “I’m walking away from this business”

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Black Panther screenwriter and director Ryan Coogler nearly quit filmmaking after the demise of Chadwick Boseman. The actor died in back in August 2020 after a private battle with colon cancer.

Black Panther director Ryan Coogler almost quit filmmaking after Chadwick Boseman’s death: “I’m walking away from this business”

According to Variety, in a new interview with Entertainment Weekly, the filmmaker shared that Boseman’s death led him to reconsider continuing his work in the entertainment industry. “I was at a point when I was like, I’m walking away from this business,” Coogler shared.

“I didn’t know if I could make another movie period [or] another ‘Black Panther’ movie, because it hurt a lot. I was like, ‘Man, how could I open myself up to feeling like this again?'” Coogler continued, “I was poring over a lot of our conversations that we had, towards what I realized was the end of his life…I decided that it made more sense to keep going.”

Coogler is currently gearing up with the follow-up Black Panther: Wakanda Forever which arrives in theaters November 11. The film sees the returning cast members Angela Bassett, Letitia Wright, Lupita Nyong’o, Danai Gurira and Winston Duke, as they confront the death of Boseman’s King T’Challa. “It’s my job as a filmmaker to do things that I have personal integrity with,” Coogler said.

“If I don’t believe in what I’m doing, I’m going to have a hard time getting other people to do their best work. For them to do their best work, they have to believe in it. At the end of the day, the choices we make have to feel truthful to me. When filmmakers make things that don’t feel truthful to them, you can feel it. And I will argue that those projects don’t have a shot at working.”

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10 Years of OMG Oh My God EXCLUSIVE: “Had the film been released today, it would have faced a lot of problems. And I see it positively. I am not saying those the protestors are wrong in objecting” – Govind Namdev

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The much-loved courtroom drama, OMG Oh My God (2012), completed 10 years on September 28. Although the film is remembered for the performances of Paresh Rawal, Akshay Kumar and Mithun Chakraborty, one can’t deny that even Govind Namdeo was memorable. As the hot-headed Siddheshwar Maharaj, the actor delivered one of the most memorable performances of his illustrious career.

10 Years of OMG Oh My God EXCLUSIVE: “Had the film been released today, it would have faced a lot of problems. And I see it positively. I am not saying those the protestors are wrong in objecting” – Govind Namdev

On OMG Oh My God’s 10th anniversary, the veteran actor spoke exclusively to Bollywood Hungama about his memories attached to the film and a lot more.

How did you bag the role in OMG Oh My God?
My secretary, Avadhesh Singh Kushwaha aka Avi, used to work for Paresh Rawal earlier. But he kept in touch with Paresh. So, I guess Paresh asked him to pass on the message that they are interested in casting me. We met and I heard the narration. I liked it and hence, I came on board.

How was your look decided?
We had another meeting for it. We were in two minds about whether I should shave my head or use a bald wig. The makers and I both felt that the former option is better as it would look more authentic. But I was already shooting for other films and its continuity would have gone for a toss had I shaved my head. We then spoke to the makers of those films and we realized that I can cut all my hair for OMG Oh My God and use a wig during the shoots of the other films. A wig was made to match my real hairstyle. Once that happened, I cut my hair off. I still remember it happened in the production office. I saw myself getting bald. It was the first time I took such a step for a film role.

Then we did a look test. I wore the dhoti and other accessories. I saw myself in the mirror and was taken aback. Everyone, including me, loved the look.

How did you prep for the film? Was there any real-life reference to your character?
I observed the saints from the ISKCON as to how they speak, walk etc. I imbibed those traits and also made it a little over the top as per the demand of the character. Also to internalize, we actors go back in our memories and try to draw parallels with people whom we have come across and who closely resemble the character in hand. There are scenes in the film where Paresh Rawal calls temple a ‘dukaan’ and shivling as ‘patthar’ and it enrages my character. While understanding how to nail this bit, I was reminded of my childhood incident. This was a time when I was 13 or 14 years old and I used to live in Sagar, Madhya Pradesh. I and my friends used to meet every Sunday and we used to go to the outskirts of the town, where they were a lot of farms. We used to pluck guava, mango etc from the trees. This was a place where there was a well, a temple and a hut where a seer used to reside.

From the well, we used to throw the bucket and draw water after we would be done eating the fruits. One day, one of our friends suggested that we should jump into the well. There were steps on the inside wall of the well. So getting inside was a cakewalk. We liked the idea and dived in. We loved the experience and from thereon, every Sunday, playing in the well became our favourite pastime. One day, the seer saw us in the well. He got angry. He told us that the water from the well is offered on the shivling in the temple and we are contaminating it. He warned us not to jump in the well again. We got scared and promised him not to do so again.

The next Sunday, we reached the spot and realized the seer is not present in his hut. We decided to jump into the well. That’s when the seer saw us. He scolded and gave yet another warning. This time, he told us that dobara kuve mein gaye toh chamdi udhed dunga. We were petrified.

For the next few weeks, we didn’t have the guts to go even near the well. Then one day, we got tempted to jump in the well yet again! We looked around and realized the seer is nowhere. So, we dived in the well. I was on the top of the steps of the well. Suddenly, the seer caught hold of my arm and lifted me out of the well. His eyes were red with anger. He beat me black and blue. The rage I saw in the eyes is unforgettable. When I merged that rage with my character, I realized that it was a perfect fit. I kept the same expression throughout the film especially when Kanji bhai would make comments on the Gods. I guess the experiment worked well and people appreciated it.

It did and no wonder people loved it. You were especially very entertaining in the hunger strike scene!
(Laughs) Yes, that was a great experience. There was a scene where I slip from my seat and come down on the floor. That and the way I belch after coming out of the toilet were improvised. Akshay Kumar and Paresh Rawal appreciated me a lot for these additions and motivated me to do better.

Your character is shown to shake his hands a lot. Where did that come from?
So, I make sure that my character should have a distinct walking style. It helps me feel the character and even the audience takes to it. So while trying the walk, I ended up shaking my hand and we incorporated it.

You have done several films in your career but you must be getting a lot of feedback for your role in OMG Oh My God
Absolutely. It has become an evergreen film and the same applies to the film. Jaise sadabahar filmein hoti hai, unme se yeh ek hai. You can’t help but stop or pause the film. You’ll be compelled to watch the film. It’s so engaging.

While reading the film, did you feel it could be a risk to do a film of this sort? This is especially for you since you played the role of a corrupt seer…
Of course, I had apprehensions. But the script was very balanced. We were not talking only about the Hindu religion. We touched upon all religions. Also, the point we made was very logical. Isliye mujhe nahi lag raha tha ki zyada problem hogi. Problem hogi, yeh zaroor pata thaJo sant aur mahatma hai, mujhe pata tha ki unko mere character ko dekh ke aag lagegi. Aur woh aag toh failaayenge hi. Some agitations did take place. But let’s face the fact. A few religious leaders did turn out to be rotten apples and went to jail. My character was inspired by them. Aise log Hindu dharm ko badnaam kar rahe hai, be it Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh Insaan, Asaram Bapu etc. Inhone apne pad ka durupyog kiya.

It is often said that a film like OMG Oh My God is not possible in today’s times. What’s your take?
Yes, I agree. For example, there is a sequence in the film where the protagonist argues why should one pour milk on the shivling when beggars are starving on the streets. At that time, we were not aware of the significance of these religious ceremonies. Utne gehraayi mein jaa ke nahi samjha tha in cheezon ko. Nowadays, there’s more awareness about these aspects. Now, these things seem justified. Yeh sab shraddha ki baatein hai. Also, one can’t blame the temples. They never tell you to make offerings. Devotees do it themselves. Hence, I feel that had OMG Oh My God been released today, it would have faced a lot of problems. And I see it positively. I am not saying those the protestors are wrong in objecting.

Despite such a fabulous performance, you were not nominated, forgetting winning the award. Does that hurt you?
This has happened to me since the start of my career. I believe that agar meri rekha mein awards jeetna nahi likha hai, toh mujhe nahi milenge awards, chahe kuch bhi ho jaaye. I don’t claim that my performances were the best. But if you consider the performances of other actors, especially those who got nominated or won, my performance was way better! Take Virasat (1997) for example. Or Sarfarosh (1999), Prem Granth (1996), Bandit Queen (1994), Kachche Dhaage (1999), Satya (1998), Johnny Gaddaar (2007), etc. I never won any award for these performances. I was not even nominated, except for Satya. Ab award nahi mila toh nahi mila. Uske liye rote thodi baithenge? I’ll keep on working. If they feel I deserve an award, they can present me with one. If they don’t feel it, I have no complaints. Bahut santoshi aadmi hoon main!

10 Years of OMG Oh My God EXCLUSIVE: “Had the film been released today, it would have faced a lot of problems. And I see it positively. I am not saying those the protestors are wrong in objecting” – Govind Namdev

A sequel to OMG Oh My God is getting ready for release. Are you a part of it?
Yes, I am a part of the cast. My character, however, is different. The story is also different compared to part 1. I am the only person besides Akshay Kumar that has been repeated from the first part. All the other actors like Pankaj Tripathi, Yami Gautam Dhar, etc. are new additions.

How was the experience of shooting the film?
It was great. The director is a debutant and he has excelled in his endeavour. He has even written the film. It’ll release in the first half of 2023. The post-production is going on.

Which are your upcoming films?
My immediate release is Hindutva, on October 7. On October 14, I’ll be seen in Deepak Mukut’s Bal Naren.

Is it based on Narendra Modi?
No. He has served as the inspiration. It’s a film where the kid inspires adults. It’s a sweet, meaningful film. I’ll also be seen in Woh Ladki Hai Kahaan, co-starring Taapsee Pannu and Pratik Gandhi. We shot partly in Jaipur for it. I play a masala king in this movie. There’s another lovely film, Alien Frank, in which I play Adolf Hitler. It’s directed by a teacher from Banaras.

 

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Recently, you posted a still from this film. It raised laughs since Hitler is seen reading the diary of Anne Frank! Could you tell us how and why is something like this being shown in the film?
(Laughs) That’s how the story unfolds. A kid in India gets obsessed with Anne Frank after reading her diary. He starts imagining her and feeling her pain. While doing so, he starts hating Hitler since he was the one responsible for her horrible condition. He imagines Hitler too and that’s where the dictator comes in front of him. What happens next forms the crux of the film.

Whenever I was asked about my dream role, I used to reply that I want to play Hitler. I always wondered why he killed so many Jews without regret and how did he manage to brainwash so many people. Contrastingly, he used to paint and write poems and was a romantic person as well. Hence, it was a dream come true for me when this role was offered to me, although it was not a full-fledged portrayal of Hitler. Shayad aage meri iccha poori nahi hone waali hogi. Isliye ishwar ne meri thodi si iccha poori kar di!

Which are the films or series that you are shooting for currently?
There are 3 films and 2 web series. One is Gandhi Talks. It’s a silent film and features Vijay Sethupathi, Aditi Rao Hydari and Arvind Swamy. It’s a very interesting film. Without dialogues, we have communicated our emotions and thoughts. It was a challenging experience. The music is by A R Rahman. Then there’s Sam Bahadur, directed by Meghna Gulzar. I am also doing Bombay Don, starring Jimmy Sheirgill and Abhimanyu Singh. It’s set in one night in Mumbai. As for the web series, I am shooting for Raeth for Amazon Prime. The other one is Chota Yadav for MX Player. It is set in Bihar. I am playing a baahubali in a town. My character is very rangeen. He’s not a womanizer but he’s quite entertaining. He loves to do horse riding and wears strange clothes.

I am very excited about working on these projects. Every 2-3 days, I am on a different set. For an actor, this is very satisfactory.

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