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Anushka Sharma and Virat Kohli attend the FA Cup finals in London; Shubman Gill joins them, see photos and videos

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Following the conclusion of the Indian Premier League (IPL), Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma headed to London to attend the FA Cup finals. The couple was invited by athleisure brand PUMA (both of them are brand ambassadors) and the prestigious Manchester City Football Club for the FA CUP Finale 2023. The couple was joined by cricketer Shubman Gill. Manchester City and Manchester United locked horns in the FA Cup Final on Saturday (June 3) at the fabled Wembley Stadium. The match was won by Manchester City by 2-1.

A couple of photos and videos have gone viral on social media where Anushka Sharma is seated between Virat Kohli and Shubman Gill. The actress wore black track pants, a white t-shirt and a sleeveless jacket. Virat was wearing a Manchester City jersey with a brown jacket whereas Gill wore a beige hoodie. The three of them were watching the match from the stands.

Virat Kohli, Anushka Sharma and Shubman Gill have attended the FA Cup Final. — Mufaddal Vohra (@mufaddal_vohra) June 3, 2023

Virat Kohli, Anushka Sharma and Shubman Gill at FA Cup final in Wembley ♥️???? — Abhishek Kumar (@abhishek_itmi) June 3, 2023

Virat Kohli & Anushka Sharma with a fan in UK. — Johns. (@CricCrazyJohns) May 31, 2023

On the work front, Anushka Sharma will play the role of Jhulan Goswami in the Netflix movie Chakda Xpress. The movie is yet to receive a release date but it will be released sometime this year.

Meanwhile, Virat Kohli will now play the ICC World Test Championship final against Australia from June 7. ALSO READ: Anushka Sharma and Virat Kohli to grace the FA CUP Final at Wembley Stadium

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Pakistani actor Javed Sheikh reveals why he asked for only Rs. 1 as remuneration for Om Shanti Om: “It was a matter of honour for me that I am playing Shah Rukh’s father in his biggest film ever”

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Pakistani actor Javed Sheikh played the role of Shah Rukh Khan’s father in Om Shanti Om which was released in 2007. Helmed by Farah Khan, the movie marked the debut of Deepika Padukone and was a story of reincarnation. In the latter half of the movie, Sheikh played the role of Rajesh Kapoor, father to a star named Om Kapoor, played by SRK. In a recent interview, the Pakistani actor revealed that he wanted just Rs. 1 for the movie as remuneration because he was honoured to work with Shah Rukh Khan.

In an interview with Gloss Etc, Javed Sheikh recently spoke about his experience working on Om Shanti Om. Speaking in Urdu, he said that he was roped in for the Farah Khan directorial and he refused to take any fee. He said, “Their manager came to me, and said they needed to sign the contract. I said, ‘Yes’. ‘What will be your fee?’ I said I won't take any money. The thing is that firstly it was a matter of honour for me that I am playing Shah Rukh's father in his biggest film ever. India has so many actors. You choose anyone and they will be ready to take on this role. But Shah Rukh and Farah Khan choosing me is a thing of honour for me. That’s why, because of Farah and Shah Rukh, I will not take any money.”

He said that the manager refused to listen to Sheikh and said that it was against the protocols. After a long discussion, Sheikh suggested, “You go and tell Shah Rukh I will take just one rupee. I'm not joking.” He said then the makers of the movie decided how much remuneration to pay him. “When they sent me the first cheque, it was shocking itself.”

Eventually, Javed Sheikh also worked in movies like My Name Is Anthony Gonsalves and Namastey London. However, India banned Pakistani artists a few years ago. When asked if he would work in Indian films again, he said, “Our political relations with Hindustan are not well these days, ever since BJP came into power. Maybe it will be better if a party other than BJP comes into power.”

Om Shanti Om released in 2007. The film also starred Arjun Rampal, Shreyas Talpade, and Kirron Kher, among others. ALSO READ: LEAKED! Shah Rukh Khan shoots for his cameo with Salman Khan for Tiger 3 as they arrive on the sets in Madh Island in viral video

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Naseeruddin Shah says he confronted Neeraj Pandey on all four terrorist characters in A Wednesday being Muslims: “I asked him if it was deliberate”

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Naseeruddin Shah is currently promoting his ZEE5 series Taj: Reign of Revenge. In a recent interview with Indian Express, the veteran actor said that hating Muslims has become fashionable. He recalled a conversation with filmmaker Neeraj Pandey while doing the film A Wednesday and the hidden meaning behind the movie.

Naseeruddin Shah said that the movie had all terrorists who were Muslims when the movie was trying to deliver the message that hate and terrorism do not have a religion or community. Speaking to Indian Express, he said. “There was a hidden message in it. All four terrorists were Muslims. I even asked Neeraj if it was deliberate. I asked him why they didn’t have a Tamilian also? He said there’s nothing political in this.”

Naseeruddin continued, “There was no Naxal, No Maoist or from the LTTE (Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam), all four of them, Muslims.”

He previously said, “The kind of stuff that’s pure, undisguised propaganda is being lapped up and it’s a reflection of the zeitgeist of the times. Muslim hating is fashionable these days, even among educated people. It’s what the ruling party has very cleverly tapped into this nerve. We talk about secular this, democracy that, so why are you introducing religion into everything?”

Meanwhile, Taj: Reign of Revenge stars Aashim Gulati, Sauraseni Maitra, Shubham Kumar Mehra, Abhimanyu Singh, Arjun Bajwa, Rajiv Adatia, Ayush Mehra, Barkha Bisht, Sayantani Ghosh, Zain Imam, Aamir Ali, Ravi Dubey, Vivaan Shah, Saqib Saleem, Siddharth Nigam, Vivek Dahiya, Gurfateh Singh Pirzada, Manish Kalra. Season two dropped on June 2. ALSO READ: EXCLUSIVE: Naseeruddin Shah says, “Mughals didn’t come here to loot, they came here to make this their homeland”

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Anurag Kashyap pens a heartfelt note after completing three decades in Mumbai: “So grateful to this city for everything”

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Filmmaker Anurag Kashyap has completed three decades in the film industry. The director took to his Instagram on Saturday to mark the occasion when he arrived in Mumbai, 30 years ago.

Sharing a photo of Punjab Mail, the filmmaker wrote that he arrived in Dadar on June 3, 1993.  He wrote, “3rd June , 1993 I landed at Dadar station .. it was raining. I didn't know that monsoons in Bombay were that long .. I remember taking my first local train from Dadar to Andheri to meet a friend, who came from Delhi before me. He who became the inspiration for @imtiazaliofficial 's most special film ‘Rockstar’. I got courage from both Jaggu and Imti to come to mumbai but then, they got into @sxcbom to do Mass Com .. and I just have been figuring ever since. So grateful to this city for everything and all the friends and memories that it has given me .. #karmbhoomi."


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On the work front, Anurag Kashyap was in Cannes 2023 for the premiere of his film Kennedy starring Sunny Leone and Rahul Bhat. ALSO READ: Anurag Kashyap directorial Kennedy gets rave reviews from Sudhir Mishra and Shekhar Kapur

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Trailer of Kartik Aaryan-Kiara Advani starrer Satyaprem Ki Katha expected to be out next week, by June 7

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The month of June is here and all eyes are on the big releases in the coming weeks. The promotions of Adipurush, which releases on June 16, are in full swing. Two songs and the trailer have been released so far and the buzz for the Prabhas starrer is strong. The other film of the month that seems promising is Satyaprem Ki Katha. It stars Kartik Aaryan and Kiara Advani in the lead and the buzz for it went many notches higher with the release of the teaser and the song ‘Naseeb Se’.

Bollywood Hungama has learned that the theatrical trailer of Satyaprem Ki Katha will be out in a few days. A source told us, “The trailer is expected to be out next week, mostly by Wednesday, June 7. The final decision will be taken by tomorrow, that is, Sunday, June 4.” When asked if a trailer launch event will be held, the source replied that there’s no confirmation on it either.

The source, however, said, “The makers are confident about the film and have got a boost with the positive response generated by the teaser and the song ‘Naseeb Se’. It’s been a while since audiences saw a true blue love story and that gives the film an advantage. The casting of Kartik and Kiara is also appealing as both had delivered a blockbuster with Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2 (2022). The teaser didn’t give any idea about the plot. Through the trailer, audiences will be informed about the story and the other characters in the film.”

The source continued, “Satyaprem Ki Katha releases on June 29. Hence, the makers feel that it’s apt to release the trailer 3 ½ weeks before it's out in cinemas. An effective marketing campaign is also being planned so that enough noise is created about the film among the aam junta.”

Satyaprem Ki Katha is directed by Sameer Vidwans and produced by Sajid Nadiadwala of Nadiadwala Grandson Entertainment and Shareen Mantri Kedia and Kishor Arora of Namah Pictures.

Also Read: Kartik Aaryan’s introductory song in Satyaprem Ki Katha worth Rs. 7 crores depicts four weddings

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Ira Khan drops May photo dump featuring Kiran Rao planting a kiss on her cheek and Fatima Sana Shaikh in wig

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Ira Khan, daughter of Bollywood superstar Aamir Khan, has garnered a significant following on social media platforms. While she may not choose acting as her career path, Ira's online presence continues to captivate her fans. Recently, she took to her Instagram handle and shared a “May dump,” offering a candid glimpse into her life featuring fiancé Nupur Shikhare, Kiran Rao and Fatima Sana Shaikh.

Among the multiple pictures Ira posted, one stood out as she posed alongside her father's ex-wife, Kiran Rao. This snapshot garnered attention. In addition to the picture with Kiran Rao, Ira's May dump also featured a photo of actress Fatima Sana Shaikh posing in a wig, adding an element of playfulness to the collection.

The caption accompanying her post humorously expressed her desire for a reprieve from the heat and an abundance of mangoes, showcasing her relatability and wit. Unsurprisingly, Ira's followers flooded the comments section with reactions and messages of admiration. While her cousin Zayn Marie wrote, “I love you. And that daisy dress is so cute!(sic),” Fatima said, “Hahaha the wig!(sic).”


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Last year, Ira made headlines as she got engaged to Nupur in a small engagement ceremony, attended by her parents Aamir and Reena Dutta. Meanwhile, Kiran also attended the engagement ceremony along with their son Azad. Giving a glimpse into her intimate engagement, Ira had shared a post on her IG handle along with a caption.


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An excerpt of her heartfelt write-up read, “This moment. Multiple people on multiple occasions have told me that I throw really good parties. I think they give me a little too much credit. The main difference between my parties and other people parties is the guest list. The people in our lives are what make it happy and fun and quirky and so very, very wholesome.”

Also Read: Aamir Khan and Fatima Sana Shaikh indulge in a game of pickleball; video goes viral

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Charu Asopa calls Sushmita Sen “fighter”; reveals Aarya actress didn't tell family about heart attack

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Bollywood actress Sushmita Sen recently faced a significant health setback while filming the third season of her popular Disney Plus Hotstar series, Aarya, in Jaipur, Rajasthan. On March 2, Sushmita took to Instagram to reveal that she had experienced a heart attack. This revelation came as a shock to her fans and well-wishers worldwide. Recently, her sister-in-law and fellow actress, Charu Asopa, shared that Sushmita reached out to her doctors before notifying her family about the incident.

During an interview with ETimes, Charu recalled the incident and asserted, “Iske baare mein family mein kisi ko nahin pata tha because I think didi ne kisi ko bataya nahi tha. (No one in the family knew about this because I think she didn’t tell anyone about it). So when it happened, she was in Jaipur and before she could tell anyone, she herself called the doctors.”

Asopa further added, “When I got to know this, I called my mother-in-law and asked her about it and she told me that now she (Sushmita) is fine. No one expected it and everyone was shocked.” For the unversed, after the heart attack, Sushmita underwent an angioplasty procedure and had a stent implanted.

She also called Sen a “fighter” and stated that the entire family is proud of her. The actress said, “Ziana has many of her qualities. Ziana seems to be as strong as Sushmita.”

Coming to the professional front, besides Aarya 3, Sushmita also has Taali, a web show, in her kitty. Taali will be based on the life of Mumbai-based transgender activist Gauri Sawant. Meanwhile, Charu has recently made her comeback on the TV screens.

Also Read: Sushmita Sen celebrates one month of her Angioplasty by working; see video

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Shahid Kapoor on working with Kriti Sanon in ‘quirky, fun love story’: "We both are collaborating at a good time"

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Shahid Kapoor and Kriti Sanon will appear for the first time in an untitled romantic comedy. The makers recently released the impressive first-look poster, which has left fans delighted and they can't wait to see the fresh pairing of Shahid and Kriti Sanon on screen.

In a recent interview, Shahid Kapoor was asked about the film and working with Kriti Sanon in the film, responding to this Shahid said, "It's a high concept kind of film, but also a unique, quirky, fun love story that also focuses on the issues that happen in today's life. 

On working with Kriti Sanon, Shahid said, "I really had fun working with Kriti; we got along really well. She is at the top of her game right now, and I think we both are collaborating at a good time, and I'm excited about it. It will be out this year in theatres."

Meanwhile, the actress is certainly on top of her game, as she will be next seen in some of the much-awaited projects, which include the soon-to-be-released Adipurush, The Crew, and the action drama of Ganapath. In the span of nine years, the actress has cemented her position as one of the top lead actors in the industry currently, with performances in films like Mimi, Bhediya, Bareily Ki Barfi, Luka Chuppi, etc, and is for sure on the top of her game!

Also Read: Shahid Kapoor shares the reason why Mira Rajput wanted kids Misha and Zain to watch Jab We Met co-starring Kareena Kapoor Khan; says, “I think the first film of mine that they saw”

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Maniesh Paul lost 20 kg for Rafuchakkar, state creative duo Arjun and Kartk

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Creative duo, Arjun and Kartk are thrilled about the buzz their forthcoming passion project Rafuchakkar has created. The con-man-centered drama soon to be aired on an OTT platform, features Maniesh Paul as Prince, a silver-tongued con-man and master of disguise who always gets what he wants. 

Creative duo Arjun and Kartk said, "Maniesh plays a smooth operator, a hustler and during the shoot, he switches between five different disguises and characters with an ease that was mind-boggling! He was incredibly committed to this role and even gained and lost weight as per the demands of the characters."

In fact, says the duo, Maniesh lost over 20kgs for one role and gained almost as much weight for another during the course of the shoot. They recall, "Despite being claustrophobic, he wore heavy prosthetics in intense heat. He even learned the local dialect of each city where the characters were located for the sake of authenticity. He loves challenges and pushed his boundaries to mould himself into a new person each time."

In the sensational recent teaser of Rafuchakkar, Maniesh is seen playing a gym instructor, a wedding planner, a  70-year-old man and of course, a Prince who specializes in swindling the rich and the corrupt and then finds himself caught in a dangerous web of lies and deceit. The series also stars Priya Bapat, Aksha Pardasany and Sushant Singh.

Also Read: Karan Johar praises Maniesh Paul after Rafuchakkar teaser: “Can’t wait to see this”

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Manish Khanna joins Zee TV's Maitree as Jyotish; deets of his character inside

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Zee TV’s fiction show Maitree focuses on the journey of Maitree (Shrenu Parikh) and her soul sister, Nandini (Bhaweeka Chaudhary) who have been inseparable since childhood. While they are sure that nothing can break their friendship, it seems that destiny has other plans for them. After the 6-year leap, the dynamics of Maitree and Nandini’s relationship have changed drastically and now the entry of Harsh (Samarth Jurel), is causing unintentional interference in Maitree’s life.  

In the recent episodes, viewers watched how despite their differences, Maitree and Harsh became a team in trying to stop Princy’s (Nandini’s cousin) wedding because the groom was a conman. However, in the forthcoming episodes, viewers will get to witness how Nandini will try to hamper Maitree and Harsh’s plan just because she wants to win and hurt Maitree.  

While the storyline of the show has kept the audience at the edge of their seats, the recent addition to the cast, Manish Khanna as Madan, has brought an interesting twist to the show.  Madan is Harsh’s father and a Jyotish, he has shifted from Banaras to Prayagraj along with his wife Kamna (Maleeka Ghai) for their son. However, Harsh doesn’t like his father, because Madan has always been a strict and abusive father.   

Manish Khanna mentioned, “Maitree is a really nice show, it has seen a lot of unexpected twists. I am portraying the role of Madan, who is Harsh’s father. I have played the role of a father many times in my career but for the first time I am playing the role of ‘Jyotish’. And honestly, it is not easy to play a Jyotish, the vibe and aura that the actor has to carry is very different from playing other characters.”

Khanna further added, “To get into the skin of my character, I have learnt a few ‘Sanskrit Shlokas' and I hope the audience will accept me in this new avatar. I started shooting for the show a couple of days back, and I must say that every team member is really nice and welcoming. My character will bring in loads of drama in the show and entertain the audience.” 

While Manish is very excited to be a part of the show, it will be interesting for the viewers to witness what changes Madan will bring in Maitree and Harsh’s life. 

Also Read: Shrenu Parikh-Bhaweeka Chaudhary starrer show Maitree completes 100 episodes; cast expresses gratitude 

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Harman Baweja says father Harry Baweja wanted to make another film with him; reflects on nepotism

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Despite being the son of an established director, Harman Baweja’s journey as an actor has seen quite a few setbacks. But right now he is making waves in the entertainment industry with his exceptional performance in the recently released Netflix original series, Scoop. Amid this, Baweja has spoken on the nepotism debate while stating that after delivering multiple flop films, his father Harry Baweja, was keen to make another film starring his son. However, Harman rejected the idea.

Harman expressed his perspective on nepotism during a recent episode of Aur Batao with RJ Stutee. He acknowledged the debatable nature of the topic and agreed that there is “some validity” to it. Harman compared the situation to that of a businessman's or cobbler's son, where individuals gain knowledge and expertise within their fields. According to him, every father “owes it somewhere to themselves to give the best to the next of kin a duty,” he personally understands as a new father.

He further added, “I think that's a very natural progression of the human race. We all faint for the next of kin. After that you've got to make your own path. For me, even though the first film didn't work and then I had a couple more which didn't work. My father would keep insisting on doing another film and the one thing I told him very clearly is that I will never let you do another film for me because you've done your bit as a dad and then the rest is my journey, my life , my destiny and my hard work. I never let him actually do anything with me again.”

In his concluding remarks, he expressed, “As a parent, you give your kids education, you give them an upbringing and then it's upon them. In this case, he gave me what he could do best for me and then it's upon me.”

Also Read: Harman Baweja reacts to link up rumours with Priyanka Chopra Jonas; calls it ‘tabloid media’ reports

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Anurag Kashyap directorial Kennedy gets rave reviews from Sudhir Mishra and Shekhar Kapur

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Kennedy, directed by Anurag Kashyap, has been in the headlines for a variety of reasons since its announcement. The teaser and posters were favourably received by audiences and generated positive buzz among moviegoers and the film made an impression at the renowned Cannes Film Festival, where Anurag Kashyap's neo-noir thriller Kennedy received a seven-minute standing ovation from the audience.

The makers kept a screening of the film in Mumbai on May 30th, which was attended by notable filmmakers and actors from the industry including Manoj Bajpayee, Vijay Varma, Shabana Azmi, Shekhar Kapur, Sudhir Mishra, Varun Grover, Neeraj Ghaywan, Shazia Iqbal, Piyush Mishra and Pavail Gulati while Sunny Leone hosted the screening on behalf of whole team.

The industry professionals who attended screenings of the Anurag Kashyap-directed movie gave it a favourable review.

While praising the film, director Sudhir who saw the film for the fourth time stated, “Brilliant film I mean. This is the 4th time I’m seeing it even liked it better this time you know fanatic. Kashyap when you see a lot of other things than this. Because he has done so much, then you keep discovering things. But, anyway, it’s a very well-done film. It holds very well its gibs you and then slowly you understand when behind it some things also land. So this also and that, fantastic. He is one of my favourite filmmakers when I said this a long time ago 20 years ago I said that he is one of my inspirations. When they used to say I’m supposedly his inspiration. So he is outstanding and a great film.”

Shekhar Kapur praised the film and said, “I have never seen Anurag Kashyap’s film that hasn’t fascinated me. But this one works otherwise it made me cry, it made me wonder, and it kept me stressed out he does that anyway but, I really really enjoyed the film. Enjoy is a very difficult word to use for films that sometimes get so dark but it’s a fascinating film.”

Kennedy starring Rahul Bhat and Sunny Leone is written and directed by Anurag Kashyap. The film has been produced by Zee Studios and Ranjan Singh and Kabir Ahuja of Good Bad Films. The DOP of the film is Sylvester Fonseca. The music of the film is composed by Ashish Narula with Aamir Aziz and Boyblanck. The editing of the film is done by Tanya Chhabria and Deepak Kattar. The sound design of the film is done by Kunal Sharma and Dr Akshay Indikar.

Also Read: Anurag Kashyap directorial Kennedy makes history as the first Indian film in Cannes’ midnight section; receives 7-minutes long-standing ovation 

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Adivi Sesh celebrates 1 year of Major with Sandeep Unnikrishnan's parents; says, "I am indebted from the bottom of my heart"

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Actors rarely get to play some life-altering roles in their career and for Adivi Sesh, Major was one such film. And on its first anniversary today, Sesh has revisited how it changed his life. Major depicted the real-life story of Sandeep Unnikrishnan and the tragic events of the 26/11 Mumbai attacks. 

And this biopic surely forged a very special bond with Sesh, who is keeping this legacy alive by remaining close to the family. Even on the film’s first anniversary Sesh spent the day with Sandeep’s family in Bangalore and penned a heartfelt note about the day as well as the film along with some beautiful pictures. 

The caption of his post read,, “Got my darshan with Amma & Uncle for the 1 year Anniversary of Major. Amma cooked some amazing food despite her shoulder pain. Their love has meant everything to me. Major Sandeep Unnikrishnan has blessed me and changed me in ways I never knew.”

He further added, “Major The Film is my most memorable film and I want to thank Mahesh sir, our amazing producers, our phenomenal director, the hardworking team, our actors who gave riveting performances and most of all the audience. The love and respect you have given us is immense. I am indebted from the bottom of my heart. This honour is forever. JaiHind!”


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Major has won the hearts of millions of viewers, and Adivi Sesh's portrayal of Sandeep Unnikrishnan has been highly praised. On the work front, Sesh will be seen in G2, and the shooting for the film will commence soon. And we are sure he will leave a lasting impact with this film too.

Also Read: Adivi Sesh pens heartfelt note after meeting former President Sri Ram Nath Kovind on the first anniversary of Major

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Kriti Sanon cuddles her pet dog Disco in a new adorable photo

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Kriti Sanon shares a great love for animals, and she has two very adorable pets, Disco and Phoebe. On many occasions, we have seen Kriti showing unconditional love toward her pets, and the actress has done the same again.

Recently, Kriti posted a cute picture with her pet dog, Disco, in which she is seen hugging her pet and donning a beautiful smile. The actress took to her social media and posted the picture with the caption, "All we need is love! (And cuddles)."


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On the work front, Kriti will be playing the role of Janaki, in Prabhas starrer Adipurush. While Adipurush is all set to hit the theaters on 16th June, Kriti is gearing up for Ganapath with Tiger Shroff, and an upcoming next opposite Shahid Kapoor. ALSO READ: Kriti Sanon pens a heart-warming birthday wish for Mimi director, Laxman Utekar!

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Katrina Kaif cheers for husband Vicky Kaushal's Zara Hatke Zara Bachke with a heartfelt shoutout

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Zara Hatke Zara Bachke, starring Vicky Kaushal and Sara Ali Khan, has made its grand debut in theatres, garnering a positive response from audiences. As fans pour into cinemas to experience this cinematic romance, the movie has already begun to make waves within the industry. On the momentous day of its release, Katrina Kaif, renowned actress and wife of Vicky Kaushal, took to her Instagram story section to congratulate the entire team behind Zara Hatke Zara Bachke.

Sharing one of the official posters featuring Vicky and Sara, Katrina expressed her joy and appreciation for the film. In her message, she wrote, "Congratulations to the entire team, a film made with so much heart,” followed by a red-heart emoticon. She also tagged the official handles of the makers and the team of ZHZB.


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Speaking of the business of the film, the first day of Vicky Kaushal and Sara Ali Khan starrer has yielded an impressive box office collection of Rs. 5.49 crores. Despite trade concerns, the distributors had a positive outlook on the mid-budget film and sensed the audience's interest. The introduction of a Buy-One-Get-One-Free offer further bolstered the film's prospects. Throughout the day, the film experienced increasing footfalls, attributed in part to the inherent interest among the audience.

Meanwhile, talking about the cast, besides Vicky and Sara, it also features Inaamulhaq, Sushmita Mukherjee, Neeraj Sood, and Rakesh Bedi, among others, in pivotal roles.

Also Read: Zara Hatke Zara Bachke Box Office Day 1 – Vicky Kaushal and Sara Ali Khan starrer takes a winning start

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Satyajit Ray's son Sandip Ray's Hatyapuri starring Indraneil Sengupta, Abhijeet Guha and Ayush Das premieres on ZEE5

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ZEE5 announced the world digital premiere of the Bengali film Hatyapuri. After the roaring success of Projapati, Boudi Canteen and Shrimati, the platform is bringing forth another content-driven, critically acclaimed film. Directed by Sandip Ray (son of Satyajit Ray), Hatyapuri is one of the many memorable Feluda stories written by Satyajit Ray. It is now being recreated by Sandip with a brand-new cast which includes Indraneil Sengupta, Abhijit Guha and Ayush Das as Feluda, Jatayu and Topshe respectively. The film also stars Paran Bandyopadhyay, Bharat Kaul, Shaheb Chatterjee and Subhasish Mukherjee among others and is set to premiere on ZEE5 on 2nd June 2023.

Produced by Ghosal Media and Entertainment and Shadow Films, Hatyapuri chronicles the journey of the trio - Feluda, Jatayu and Topse - who go to Puri for a leisure vacation and encounter a manuscript-loving man who collects ancient manuscripts as his hobby. They further learn that these manuscripts are priceless, but there’s a buyer waiting for him to sell them. The trip takes an unforeseen turn when the three musketeers get involved in investigating a murder which has taken place in the coastal town during their stay. Sandip Ray has returned to the ‘Whodunit’ format with this film as in case of Hatyapuri, viewers will be left to imagine who the villains could be and for Feluda to get to the bottom of the case and fathom the mystery.

Manish Kalra, Chief Business Officer, ZEE5 India said, “We at ZEE5 are curating the Bengali slate keeping in mind the growing appetite of Bengali OTT viewers’ for high-octane, edge-of-the-seat entertainment presented in a contemporary avatar. Our next film, Hatyapuri is a recreation of one of the many memorable Feluda stories but with a modern twist. Bengalis have the highest regard for Satyajit Ray’s creation of ‘Feluda’ character and keeping that in mind, we at ZEE5 have curated our content library and added titles like Sonar Kella, Joy Baba Felunath and Shabhash Feluda which have performed exceptionally well for us. We are sure that our latest addition, Hatyapuri too will strike a chord with the viewers and appeal to the global fans of Satyajit Ray”.

Director Sandip Ray said, “I had few expectations from Hatyapuri’s release. I wanted the audience to find the film interesting and worth their time and I wanted them to accept the new trio. The acceptance bit was quite important to me, and I am glad that the viewers have loved and accepted the trio with open arms. Now with the film’s world digital premiere on ZEE5, I hope that more people discover the film and watch it as it is quite a walk down the memory lane for fans of Satyajit Ray”.

Actor Indraneil Sengupta said, “I was keen to play the character of Feluda since a long time and I kept pushing myself on Sandip sir with the hope that he considers me for the role. So, I am glad that he gave me this opportunity and entrusted me with such an integral character in history. I hope that I lived up to his and the audience’s expectations as I gave my all to the character while ensuring that I maintain authenticity and don’t imitate actors who have played Feluda before me. Now with Hatyapuri’s World Digital Premiere on ZEE5, I hope that more and more people watch this film and give it their love”.

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Amitabh Bachchan and Jaya Bachchan as bride and groom are a sight to behold

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Amitabh Bachchan and Jaya Bachchan have reached a significant milestone as they celebrate 50 years of wedded bliss today, June 3. In honour of their golden anniversary, social media platforms have been flooded with heartfelt wishes and congratulatory messages for the iconic duo. Amid this outpouring of love, a throwback picture of the couple, presumably taken on their wedding day, has captured the hearts of netizens.

Priya Gupta, a prominent Bollywood film producer, took to her social media handle on Saturday afternoon to share the heart-warming throwback photo. The image showcases a young Amitabh Bachchan as the groom, adorned in a traditional white ensemble, with visible mehndi on his hand. Jaya Bachchan, the bride, exudes grace and beauty in her bridal avatar. The enchanting photograph has quickly garnered attention and captured the imagination of many.

Sir…What a priceless picture of Jaya ji & you!!! Many Congratulations on your 50th Anniversary together!!! May God continue to shower his blessings on the both of you!!! @SrBachchan #JayaBachchan ji — Priya Gupta (@priyagupta999) June 3, 2023

Earlier in the day, Amitabh and Jaya’s daughter Shweta had shared a vintage photo of the duo to extend her wishes. In the adorable photo, the couple can be seen smiling at each other. In the caption, Shweta wrote, “Happy 50th parents ~ now you're "Golden" once on being asked what the secret to a long marriage is, my mother answered - love, and I think my father's was - the wife is always right. That's the long and short of it.”


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Meanwhile, AB also reflected on his marriage and the wedding anniversary. In his blog, he wrote, "June 3 dawns in a few... and the years will be counted as, respect, and gratitude for the wishes that have come and perhaps shall come (folded hand emoji)."

Also Read: Amitabh Bachchan had one condition while marrying Jaya Bachchan: ‘Don’t want a wife who will be working 9-5’

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OG Lakshman Sunil Lahri speaks about Adipurush; says, "I am sure Sunny Singh must have done justice to the role"

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Veteran actor Sunil Lahri, who metamorphosed the character of Lakshman in Ramanand Sagar’s television adaptation of the epic Ramayan (which is still remembered after several decades), feels that audiences must wait to watch Adipurush before passing judgement. While the trailer of the highly-anticipated movie has been praised by one and all, we spoke to Sunil for his opinion on the modern representation of Lakshman in Adipurush by Sunny Singh. 

Lahri asserts, “At this stage, it is very difficult to say anything because there is hardly anything shown of Lakshman’s character in the trailer, but I am sure Sunny is a good actor and he must have done justice to the role since he also has previous references of the character. Any good performance by an actor depends on how his character is created by the maker including writer, director, cinematographer and editor". 

“When I was shooting for Ramayan, I didn't have any reference from the past for the character of Lakshman and whatever little I have managed to do, it is because of the guidance of Sagar Saab (Ramanand Sagar). The credit goes to him and the writers of the television serial. I really wish great success to Adipurush as well as Sunny Singh and the rest of the cast,” Sunil adds.

Directed by Om Raut and produced by Bhushan Kumar, Adipurush is slated to release on June 16. Three days before the release, the film will be premiered at the Tribeca Festival in New York. Besides Sunny, the star cast of the upcoming flick features Prabhas, Kriti Sanon, Devdatta Nage and Saif Ali Khan, among others. 

Also Read: Prabhas starrer Adipurush made on a budget of Rs. 500 cr. recovers Rs. 432 cr. before its release

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Amrish Puri's grandson Vardhan feels "overwhelmed" ahead of Gadar: Ek Prem Katha re-release; recalls receiving personalised letter from Anil Sharma 

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In the year 2001, Sunny Deol and Amrish Puri gave Hindi cinema one of its biggest blockbusters till date - Gadar : Ek Prem Katha. The film is getting a sequel after 22 years that will release in August, 2023. But to create hype for the film, the makers are re-releasing the 2001 film in theatres on June 9. Amrish Puri’s grandson Vardhan Puri is emotional and excited about it as he will get to hear his grandfather’s voice once again on the big screen.

Talking about Gadar’s re-release, Vardhan says, “It’s an absolute joyous moment to know that Gadar is re-releasing in theatres after 22 glorious years. It’s going to be something larger than life. Anil Sharma sir has re-mastered and reimagined the film in 4K and Dolby Atmos sound effect. That’s phenomenal. I cannot wait to watch the film in it’s renewed version with my family. It’s going to be overwhelming.”

Sharing his memory from the film’s premiere in 2001, the young actor revealed, “I still remember when we watched Gadar at a special preview in Mumbai, we were all short of words. It had released with ‘Lagaan’ which was also a great film. But the hysteria that Gadar had when it released was something special.”

The film received a lot of love not only in India but across the border as well. Reflecting on that, Vardhan says, “My grandfather received so much love and appreciation, not only from India but from all over the world, especially Pakistan. So I think the idea of re-releasing the film is very unique and I know it’s going to be a massive success because there are so many emotions that carry the film. It has got such a fabulous mass appeal. Every time I watch the film, I cannot help but feel supremely patriotic. There is such a strong sense of motherhood and patriotism.” 

Marking this occasion of Gadar’s re-release, director Anil Sharma shared the happy news with Amrish Puri’s family in a special way. Vardhan informs, “Anil Sharma sir has been a thorough gentleman as when they announced the re-release of Gadar, he sent us a beautiful gift with a personalised letter attached and told us that Gadar 2 is incomplete without my grandfather but they could only make it because they have his blessings. So all with respect to the Sharma family, Sunny Deol sir and Ameesha Patel ji. I wish them all the best.”

Talking about his excitement to watch his grandfather on the big screen again, Vardhan says ecstatically, “I want to watch my Dadu on the screen once again as the powerful antagonist with a beating heart for his daughter. I can’t wait to hear his roaring voice in the theatres. When I watched Gadar for the first time, I was a child, and for me at that point he was just my grandfather. Every time I saw the screen, I was only looking at him. This time it’s going to be very different and I am sure Gadar 2 is going to be very special because I know the impact that Gadar had on our Indian society and all the NRIs who live across the world and whose hearts beat for India.”

Also Read: Gadar 2 director Anil Sharma completes patchwork shoot for Sunny Deol starrer; dances on ‘Main Nikla Gaddi Leke’ with crew, watch

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Amitabh Bachchan and Jaya Bachchan complete 50 Years of marriage; Shweta Bachchan drops a throwback pic of “Golden” couple

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Amitabh Bachchan and Jaya Bachchan celebrate a remarkable milestone as they complete 50 years of marriage. Their daughter, Shweta Bachchan, took to Instagram to express her joy and admiration for her parents. Along with a captivating throwback photo captured during the filming of one of their movies, Shweta shared a heartfelt note commemorating their golden anniversary.

In the black and white picture, Jaya adorns a graceful saree, flashing a radiant smile at Amitabh, who looks dapper in a printed shirt and pants. The nostalgic snapshot captures the essence of their enduring bond. Shweta's accompanying caption encapsulates the secret to their lasting marriage, with her mother's belief in love and her father's wisdom that "the wife is always right."


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The heartwarming post drew immediate attention from celebrities and well-wishers. Filmmaker Zoya Akhtar expressed her admiration, while Maheep Kapoor, Bhavana Pandey, and Chunky Panday joined in, sending their heartfelt congratulations to the couple in the comments section.

On the other hand, Amitabh Bachchan took to his blog to share his gratitude for the overwhelming wishes received on their special day. He wrote, “June 3 dawns in a few .. and the years be counted as 50 .. love respect and gratitude for the wishes, that have come and perhaps shall come .. (folded hand emoji).”

Also Read: Amitabh Bachchan takes a lift from a stranger to reach work location amid ‘unsolvable traffic jams’, shares photos

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Mahira Khan grooves to Ranbir Kapoor song ‘Channa Mereya’ at a wedding, watch video

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Pakistani actress Mahira Khan is quite popular in India, thanks to her dramas like Humsafar and her Bollywood debut with the Shah Rukh Khan starrer Raees. The actress has often shown her fondness towards Hindi movies and often loves grooving to them. In a recent video, the actress was seen vibing and singing along to the song ‘Channa Mereya’ from Ae Dil Hai Mushkil.

Mahira Khan was in attendance at a wedding in Pakistan of a friend and fashion and celebrity photographer Shahbaz Shazi. The star-studded affair was attended by Ms. Marvel star Mehwish Hayat among others. Mahira was seen grooving to the Hindi song ‘Channa Mereya’ being performed by singer Ali Tariq, which is originally picturised on Ranbir Kapoor and sung by Arijit Singh. Interestingly, the movie also starred her longtime colleague and good friend Fawad Khan. The actress was donning a black pantsuit for the reception party. She was dancing next to her close friend, actor Sheheryar Munawar.


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Meanwhile, Mahira Khan was last seen in The Legend Of Maula Jatt with Fawad Khan. The film is Pakistan’s most expensive film to date and went on to make Rs. 100 crore at the box office in the home country and went on to amass $13.8 million worldwide on 500 screens. She is yet to announce her next project, however, she is working with Fawad again on his production Neelofar. ALSO READ: Mahira Khan, Sarwat Gilani, Nimra Bucha return to television with Yaar Julahay

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Bigg Boss OTT 2 to kickstart with survival challenges in a jungle setting featuring contestants Awez Darbar and Mahesh Poojary; deets inside 

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One of the pivotal elements that garner significant attention in Bigg Boss is the series of budget tasks, which play a crucial role in determining the contestants' journey towards claiming the coveted position of captain for a week and gaining access to the esteemed VIP room. According to reliable sources, the initial two participants, Awez Darbar and Mahesh Poojary, will be equipped with a survival kit containing essential items throughout Bigg Boss OTT season 2. 

However, this time around, they will be provided with relatively fewer amenities. Their journey commences in a modest jungle house devoid of comfortable beds, sofas, and a fully furnished bathroom, accompanied by a compact kitchen. The contestants must demonstrate their resilience and survival skills during the initial three days spent in this jungle setting. Those who emerge triumphant will then progress into the opulent main house and secure the captaincy.

The jungle house itself holds significant strategic advantages and privileges for those who perform exceptionally well within its challenging confines. Upon the completion of the arduous task, Bigg Boss, the show's host, will announce the newly appointed captain, marking a momentous occasion. Additionally, an exclusive VIP Room will be unveiled as part of the newly established zone.

With the garden area meticulously transformed into a captivating jungle, viewers can anticipate an enthralling fusion of intense battles and dramatic encounters. The lush greenery, captivating hanging elements, sprawling grass, a suspended swing, and an enigmatic entrance door collectively contribute to an entrancing yet eerie ambience within the jungle. The house promises a plethora of unforeseen twists and turns, ensuring a captivating viewing experience for all.

Also Read: Bigg Boss OTT Season 2: Full and final list of contestants to be seen on the show

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Ajay Devgn unveils the new showrooms of Kalyan Jewellers in Lucknow

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The city of Lucknow came to a standstill as crowds jostled to catch a glimpse of the Bollywood actor Ajay Devgn at the inauguration of Kalyan Jewellers’ showrooms at Bhoothnath and Gomti Nagar. With these launches, Kalyan Jewellers marks its presence across four locations in the regal city of Lucknow. These brand new showrooms, inaugurated by Ajay Devgn, will offer a luxurious shopping experience to customers, with a wide array of jewellery designs. The company has been consistently expanding its brand footprint and operations in the region, to supplement its growth and make the brand more accessible to patrons in Uttar Pradesh.

Addressing the enthralled crowd, Ajay Devgn said, “I am filled with immense joy as I inaugurate this splendid new showroom of Kalyan Jewellers. Being a part of this extraordinary event is truly an honour for me. The collections that Kalyan Jewellers offer are a symphony of elegance, which celebrate traditions from different parts of the country. It gives me immense pride to represent this prestigious brand, which is founded on the fundamental values of trust, transparency, and customer centricity. I am confident that the patrons in this region will extend their support to brand Kalyan Jewellers.”

Talking about the new showroom, Mr. Ramesh Kalyanaraman, Executive Director of Kalyan Jewellers, said, "As a company, we have achieved huge milestones and taken major strides towards creating a holistic ecosystem to enhance the customer shopping experience. We are delighted to announce the launch of our two new showrooms in Lucknow. As we embark on this next phase of our growth journey, consistently expanding our geographical footprint in the region, we are committed to continue offering best-in-class shopping experience to our customers while staying true to the company's core values of trust and transparency in times to come." ALSO READ: Ajay Devgn starrer Bholaa heads to Prime Video for digital premiere

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Vatsal Sheth on agreeing to star in the TV show Titli: "This show sheds light on an issue that is very close to my heart"

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Vatsal Sheth is back on the television screen with StarPlus show Titli. He will be seen essaying the role of Rahul who is Titli’s school senior settled in Dubai. It is love at first sight with Titli for Rahul and he woos her. The character of Rahul is someone charming, witty, and extremely family oriented. Yet there is a dark secret that Rahul has kept under wraps.

Neha Solanki will be seen essaying the titular role of Titli. The show is a love story of a joyful and vibrant girl named Titli who is on a quest to find her ideal man and live a fairytale life with him. But will it be a happily ever after? Avinash Mishra plays the character of Garv opposite Neha Solanki, Titli. StarPlus recently dropped the promo of the show Titli. The audience will witness a shift in the characteristics of Titli and Garv. It can be seen that Garv and Titli are in a happy place, but life after marriage will turn things around for Titli unknowingly. It will be intriguing to watch how the drama unfolds in the life of Titli and whether will it be a happily ever after.

Vatsal Sheth shares, "There are many reasons why I said yes to the show. The makers and the channel wanted me to do the show, although I had some commitments, the character of Rahul was such that I had to do it. I am very excited about the show Titli and glad to be a part of it. My association with StarPlus has always been special. As an actor, I always want to do something exciting and challenging. This is the first time I'll be playing a role like this. Rahul as a character is something that I have never portrayed. What makes it more special is this show sheds light on an issue that is very close to my heart. It's the 21st century and it's sad that even after advancing so much people are finding new ways of exploiting each other. In a marriage, it's not just about physical abuse it is about emotional abuse as well. Not many people are aware of emotional abuse this show will make the audience aware of it. It was an amazing experience working in Titli. StarPlus is one of the best channels to work with. It has been a fun experience. Starplus is the top entertainment channel in the country".

Titli is produced by Story Square Productions. The show is set to air from 6th June at 11 pm on StarPlus from Monday to Sunday. ALSO READ: Vatsal Sheth lauds Adipurush co-star Prabhas; says, “He is not a superstar, he is a megastar”

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Rakul Preet Singh sizzles in yellow bikini in Maldives, see photos

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Following her performance at IIFA 2023, Rakul Preet Singh has taken a break from her work commitments and is currently having a gala time in the Maldives. The actress took to social media on Friday to share a slew of photos.

Rakul Preet Singh flaunted her bright smile in a summery yellow bikini set as she posed for the camera.

She wore the brand Tizzi's Candy Pop Bikini Set - Chartreuse - Candy Crush worth Rs. 7,200. She captioned the pictures, “Chirpy and happy.”


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Recently, talking about her line-up for the year, Singh revealed to Bollywood Hungama that she has three releases this year. She said, “I have two films which should release this year. One is I Love You which is a Jio Studios film; and another one is a commercial, singing-dancing kind of movie. There is a Tamil film which will release on Diwali which is called Ayalaan. We just released a poster. So, these three releases for the year.”

On the work front, Rakul Preet Singh will be seen alongside Kamal Haasan in Indian 2 and Pavail Gulati in I Love You.


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Sirf Ek Bandaa Kaafi Hai actress Adrija Sinha expresses ‘happiness’ over rave reviews; says, “It is a matter of sheer joy and an overwhelming feeling”

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Manoj Bajpayee is known for realistic cinema, and inspired by real life events, his latest venture portrayed the other side of godmen where one of them is accused of exploiting women. Adrija Sinha plays the role of a young rape survivor who decides to move the court and bring the criminal to justice with the help of Manoj as her strong lawyer. In a recent interaction, the teenage star opened up about her role in the movie, the research she had to do to essay this character and the overwhelming response the movie has been receiving.

Readers would be aware that Sirf Ek Bandaa Kaafi Hai released last week on ZEE5. Opening up about the love the film has been receiving and the rave reviews, Adrija Sinha said, “Sirf Ek Bandaa Kaafi Hai is truly one of its kind. Seeing that this piece of art that our entire team has created together with so much heart and soul is finally being showered with so much love, praises, and is critically acclaimed not just by the audience and media but also from the entire film fraternity. It is a matter of sheer joy and overwhelming feeling for sure, and Bandaa being my first film as a protagonist that too besides the master himself - Manoj sir - will always remain very close to my heart. It’s one man's vision and each person is excellent in their own way. Now that it is for the world to watch, we couldn't have been happier to receive so many positive reviews and responses."

Recalling the research she had done to essay her character Nu Singh in the movie, Adrija added, “In the film, I am playing a rape survivor who has experienced so much in her life and has gone through a lot of emotional ups and downs at such a young age. I did not have a lot of reference points that could help me understand the mental state of the victim. Thus, I watched a lot of interviews of real rape survivors like how they dealt with the situation, how they fought back and how they recovered from the trauma, and everything just boiled down to using my research, making a meaningful backstory in my head that was relatable for me; empathizing with her pain and feeling it ultimately.”

Sirf Ek Bandaa Kaafi Hai also featured Vipin Sharma, Surya Mohan, Nikhil Pandey, among others.

Also Read: Vipin Sharma on the theatrical release of Sirf Ek Bandaa Kaafi Hai, “It is the first movie that is moving from an OTT platform into the theatres”

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Sonakshi Sinha receives special birthday wish from her Dahaad co-star Sohum Shah

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Riding high on the success and critical acclaim of his latest web series, Dahaad (Roar), the team of the film including Sohum Shah, Sonakshi Sinha and Vijay Varma have walked away with huge accolades for their effortless acting in the show. Today, Sonakshi, who shares a close camaraderie with Dahaad co-star Sohum Shah has turned a year older and the latter took to social media to wish her on her special day.

Taking to his Instagram handle, Sohum Shah posted a story along with a photo of the two of them in their cop uniform as he captioned it saying, “Happy Birthday Bhaati! Hope you have a roaring day!????” Sohum shah and Sonakshi Sinha have been lauded by the critics and audience for their  terrific performance.

From Tumbbad to Ship Of Theseus, Maharani series toTalvar or the recent show Dahaad, Sohum has always excelled as a prolific performer portraying challenging, distinct and memorable characters. Now that the show has been released, Sohum will be focusing on his production venture 'CrazXy'.

On the other hand, talking about Sonakshi Sinha, she has films like Nikita Roy and The Book of Darkness as well as Bade Miyan Chote Miyan with Akshay Kumar and Tiger Shroff in the pipeline. She will also be seen alongside an ensemble cast including actresses like Manisha Koirala and Richa Chadha in the ambitious show created by Sanjay Leela Bhansali on courtesans titled Heeramandi.

Also Read: Sonakshi Sinha overwhelmed by the success of Dahaad; says, “People who have not spoken to me in years are messaging me, those I don’t know from the industry have reached out”

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Kumkum Bhagya Plot Twist! Will Ranbir be successful in stopping Prachi’s marriage with Akshay?

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Zee TV’s Kumkum Bhagya has been one of the longest-running shows on television and has taken several leaps in the past. Taking over the reigns from the hands of Sriti Jha (Pragya) and Shabbir Ahluwalia (Abhi), the show has now been winning hearts with the help of a new couple - Ranbir (Krishna Kaul) and Prachi (Mugdha Chaphekar). In the recent episodes, viewers witnessed how Prachi is ready to marry Akshay Tandon (Abhishek Malik), while Ranbir has agreed to marry Rhea (Tina Philip), despite being in love with each other.

But the upcoming twists are going to turn the tale when Ranbir will step back from marrying Rhea and will try to stop Prachi and Akshay’s marriage.  But, as soon as he arrives at the wedding mandap, Ranbir will faint. The question is if Ranbir will be able to stop Prachi’s marriage with Akshay after all, or the destiny has some other plans for them.

Readers would be aware that the love story of Ranbir and Prachi remains to be as challenging as the love between Pragya and Abhi. The couple has been constantly facing difficulties and despite being separated from each other for so long, their love for each other has not diminished. In fact, Prachi and Ranbir also have a daughter named Panchi.

Kumkum Bhagya also stars Tina Philip as Rhea, who is the biological sister of Prachi. Readers would be aware that the two of them are daughters of Abhi and Pragya with Reyhana Malhotra marking her return as Alia Mehra. The show airs every day at 9 pm, only on Zee TV.

Also Read: Kumkum Bhagya clocks nine! Producer Ekta Kapoor says, “It is extremely overwhelming”

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Zaheer Iqbal says ‘I love you’ in his special birthday post for Sonakshi Sinha; sparks more rumours about their relationship

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Sonakshi Sinha and Zaheer Iqbal came together on the big screen with the film Double XL. Although the movie failed to attract the masses, it seems that the couple started making news wherein they were rumoured to be dating after they also appeared in a music video together. Now, on the occasion of Sonakshi’s birthday, Zaheer posted a special message and has ended the note with ‘I love you’ which has further added fuel to the fire.

In his recent post, Zaheer Iqbal shared unseen and fun moments from his photoshoot with Sonakshi Sinha that were clicked during the shoot of Double XL. He captioned them with a sweet birthday message saying, “Kuch toh log kahenge, logo ka kaam hai kehna… Neways…. You can always lean on me You are the best Keep “Roaring “ and soaring always… May u see more of the world than anyone ever has…  May u always live the mermaid life…  Always be HAPPY…  I love you <3” While Sonakshi showered love on the post, actors like Varun Sharma and Saqib Saleem also dropped heart emojis.


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On the work front, Sonakshi Sinha is recently riding high on the success of her show Dahaad on Amazon Prime Video. The actress featured in a never-seen-before role of a power packed cop who is on a mission to nab a serial killer in their state. The show also featured Gulshan Devaiah, Vijay Varma, and Sohum Shah in pivotal roles.

Besides that, Sonakshi has Nikita Roy and The Book of Darkness as well as Bade Miyan Chote Miyan with Akshay Kumar and Tiger Shroff in the pipeline. As far as web content is concerned, Sonakshi Sinha is collaborating with Sanjay Leela Bhansali for his multi-starrer magnum opus Heeramandi.

Also Read: Shatrughan Sinha extends heartfelt birthday wishes to daughter Sonakshi Sinha; says, “We are all so very proud of your strength & everything you have accomplished”

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Kundali Bhagya Plot Twist! Preeta may come face-to-face with Karan Luthra

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One of the most popular television shows, Kundali Bhagya, which airs on Zee TV, has kept the audience on the edge of their seats with its intriguing storyline. After bringing a 20-year leap in the life of Preeta (Shraddha Arya) and Karan Luthra (Shakti Anand), the viewers witnessed the entry of popular actors Paras Kalnawat, Baseer Ali and Sana Sayyad as Rajveer Luthra, Shaurya Luthra and Palki Khurana respectively. In the recent episodes, viewers witnessed how Shaurya managed to stop Palki’s wedding, and that is why Rajveer has decided to take revenge for the same.

As for the forthcoming episodes, the viewers will get to witness that Rajveer sneaks into Shaurya’s music launch party just so that he can get back to him for hurting Palki. But, to prevent him from doing so, Preeta will rush to the Luthra residence to stop Rajveer. However, in the unforeseen circumstances, fire breaks out at the Luthra mansion and Preeta will be seen getting stuck in it. It would be seen if Rajveer gets to save his mother from the fire or, will Karan and Preeta meet again after 20 years.

Readers would recall that Preeta and Karan Luthra (Shakti Arora) parted ways 20 years ago owing to circumstances. After the Luthra family insulted her and after she parted ways with them, she was presumed to be dead along with her son. Unaware of her and his other son being alive, Karan Luthra (Shakti Anand) was given a new look by his family after his face was destroyed in the accident. While Karan and Preeta have stayed away from each other’s paths for years, their sons lives have now crossed paths. It remains to be seen until when will Preeta and Karan be unaware of each other’s truths?

Kundali Bhagya airs every day at 9:30 pm on Zee TV.

Also Read: Kundali Bhagya star Paras Kalnawat recalls how co-star Sana Sayyad cared for him after an accident; calls her ‘kind-hearted and supporting’

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Esha Gupta serves glamour in full force acing one style statement at a time on myriad platforms

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Cannes, for years has been the hub to celebrate not only films but iconic fashion moments too. The most prestigious film festival in the world this year saw Indian stars putting their most fashionable foot forward. There were a plethora of debutants, one being the glamorous Esha Gupta. Over the years her style picks have only gone on to be superior, in perfect tandem with the ongoing trends. She has lived up to the expectations by acing noteworthy looks and making fashionistas take notes too. The actress sure made heads turn as she opted for some of the most sartorial choices that featured midi dresses, dreamy gowns, bodycon numbers - to name a few. Her wardrobe picks had high-end International brands ranging from Nicolas Jebran for her Cannes red carpet appearances. Her other picks included elite designers such as Galvan London, Fendi, Magda Butrym and Julfermilano.

Soon after Cannes, she headed to IIFA Awards and she didn't disappoint there either. Her IIFA look featured a Tony Ward stunning black cut-out gown. Hopping onto the bandwagon of risqué slits, the gown had gorgeous encrustments in gold and the silhouette looked appealing as she carried off the look effortlessly. Esha Gupta has always been known for making some noteworthy fashion choices. As fit and fabulous as she looks, it takes every ounce of confidence to flaunt curated looks that are rounded off with utmost panache. In the last few days, she has indeed proved that her style statements are one to bookmark and it has left fashion critics' mighty impressed, to say the least. Here we round up her best picks from her recent appearances at Cannes & IIFA

Esha enjoys establishing new standards for fashion enthusiasts, and in a mesmerising body-hugging backless dress at IIFA 2023, she succeeded this time. She had the ideal balance of sexiness and pzazz in her appearance. Her flawlessly crafted silhouette was a cosmic black dress by Tony Ward Couture with sparkling accents that genuinely resembled stars in the night sky. Esha's outfit, which was designed with the greatest glam by Victor Blanc, exuded ultra-glam vibes with a backless style and glittery strings linked to the front that created a lovely zig-zag pattern. Her one-shoulder dress provided an extreme edge to her look with a thigh-high slit and a lengthy train in the rear.


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Papon joins forces with Grammy-Nominated Darren Heelis for upcoming collaboration

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Renowned singer and composer Papon, has embarked on a new musical journey and is currently preparing for his upcoming songs in London. After a recent health setback, Papon, who has made a remarkable recovery, is now back in full swing. In a recent social media post, the artist provided a glimpse into his current project as he was seen alongside. Grammy-Nominated Audio Engineer Darren Heelis.

Papon's passion for music has brought him to the vibrant city of London, where he is currently mixing and mastering his latest album. The musician gave a glimpse of his upcoming project in his recent social media post by sharing a candid picture with Darren Heelis. The photo featured the two talented artists sitting in the Pierce Room Studio, igniting excitement among fans and industry insiders alike.

Adding to the intrigue, Papon's caption accompanying the image read, "Back in London to mix with my friend Darren Heelis after a very long time! Lots of surprise  es coming your way! Stay tuned!! " His words have left fans eagerly anticipating the upcoming collaboration and speculating about the surprises that await them.

Papon shared his excitement about the upcoming collaboration, stating, "I'm really excited to be working with the talented Darren Heelis on the two new albums. It has been an amazing experience collaborating with him, and we have created something truly special. These songs hold a special meaning for me, and I can't wait to share them with all my fans. Each track is a blend of emotions and beautiful melodies that will take listeners on a wonderful musical journey."

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Anurag Kashyap’s daughter Aaliyah Kashyap celebrates “Bridal Party” with Khushi Kapoor and friends; see pictures

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YouTuber Aaliyah Kashyap, the daughter of renowned filmmaker Anurag Kashyap, recently revealed her engagement to her boyfriend Shane Gregoire on May 20th. Aaliyah shared the exciting news on her Instagram, accompanied by two heartfelt pictures capturing the memorable proposal. Now, Aaliyah is preparing to tie the knot with her fiancé Shane Gregoire soon. As the wedding day approaches, Aaliyah recently celebrated with a bridal shower surrounded by her close friends. She shared some moments from the special occasion, including the presence of her best friend Khushi Kapoor, the youngest daughter of Sridevi and Boney Kapoor.

On Friday, Aaliyah's friend, Muskan Chanana, initially posted a picture featuring Aaliyah proudly showcasing her sizable diamond ring, playfully referring to her as “Bridezilla.” Aaliyah Kashyap, on the other hand, shared a selfie on her Instagram story, capturing a joyful moment with her friends Khushi Kapoor and Muskan Chanana. The trio can be seen smiling broadly in the picture, which Aaliyah captioned as “Bridal Party,” accompanied by ring emojis. She also shared a blurry picture with a friend who arrived late to the gathering.

Earlier, Aaliyah had made the official announcement on her social media account. She shared had shared two beautiful pictures along ith the caption, “soooooo THIS HAPPENED!!!!! to my best friend, my partner, my soulmate and now my FIANCÉ! you are the love of my life. thank you for showing me what real & unconditional love feels like. saying yes to you was the easiest thing i’ve ever done & i can’t wait to spend the rest of my life with you, my love.I love you forever & always Fiancé (still can’t believe i get to call you that AAHHHH).”


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For the unversed, Aaliyah Kashyap, a YouTuber with a substantial fan base, has captivated audiences with her engaging content. While she primarily focused on various aspects of her life, she occasionally offers glimpses into her personal experiences. Among these is her relationship with Shane Gregoire, which has blossomed over time. Interestingly, their love story had an unconventional beginning as they connected through a dating app.

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Vijay Varma aka Anand showcases his outfits from Dahaad that helped him switch onto different identities

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Sonakshi Sinha starrer Amazon Prime Video web series Dahaad has been receiving praises from audiences and critics alike. Apart from the mature handling of the sensitive subject by the directors of the show Reema Kagti and Ruckika Oberoi, the performance of the entire cast too has been instrumental in bringing out the final result.

Among the actors, Vijay Varma’s character of Anand has succeeded in standing apart. He plays a creepy character who lures various women to fall in love with him by switching onto different identities.

Vijay recently took onto Instagram to showcase a series of outfits he wore in the show that helped him switch onto different identities. He also thanked his team, including designer Smriti Chauhan, for helping him get the character of Anand right. While posting photos where he is posing with the outfits, he wrote, “Anand with his Chameleon shirts. Wardrobe helps in creating new charterers and I can’t thank @smriti.schauhan and her team for helping me creating several subtle identities of Anand. Big love.”


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Sonakshi Sinha, who plays a determined cop in Dahaad, recently spoke about the response she is getting from the show. She said, “It’s been incredible, so overwhelming. People who have not spoken to me in years are messaging me. Those I don’t know from the industry have reached out. I was in a restaurant, random people walked up to me, not even for a photograph, but just to say they loved me in Dahaad. I don’t know how to deal with this right now!”

Produced by Excel Entertainment and Tiger Baby Films, Dahaad also stars Gulshan Devaiah and Sohum Shah in pivotal roles.

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EXCLUSIVE: Celebrity make-up artist Tanvi Chemburkar breaks down details perfecting Sara Ali Khan's monochrome saree look at Cannes

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In the world of makeup artistry, where creativity knows no bounds, Tanvi Chemburkar stands out as a true artist who can transform faces into breath-taking works of art. With her exceptional skills and passion for her craft, Tanvi has established herself as a sought-after makeup artist, captivating clients with her ability to enhance natural beauty and create stunning transformations. Tanvi Chemburkar has emerged as the go-to makeup artist for some of the biggest names in the industry, including Ananya Panday, Sara Ali Khan, and Rashmika Mandana. For Tanvi Chemburkar, the human face is a blank canvas waiting to be adorned with beauty and artistry. With each stroke of her brush, she skillfully highlights the unique features of her clients, accentuating their natural beauty and bringing out their inner confidence. Tanvi understands that makeup is not about masking flaws but about enhancing individuality and empowering individuals to embrace their own unique beauty. In an exclusive interview with Bollywood Hungama, Tanvi decodes Sara Ali Khan’s make-up from Cannes

“ We landed in Cannes, we reached the hotel and we pretty much got into the first look, and then there was an after party so that was the second look and there was third look in the morning, so we had less than 24 hours” reminisces celebrity makeup artist Tanvi Chemburkar in conversation with Bollywood Hungama

When asked about her favourite looks of Sara from Cannes, she revealed that monochrome saree and silver gown were two of her favourite looks. “for the saree, it was quite a no-brainer, the minute we saw the saree and monochrome colours, I was quite clear in my head that I wanted to do a liner” she adds.

The red carpet has already seen its fair share of beauty thanks to the Cannes Film Festival. One of those in charge is the gorgeous Sara Ali Khan, whose makeup was done by Tanvi Chemburkar. Sara, who attended the event for the first time, has already won the hearts and minds of virtually everyone with her modern Indian looks on the red carpet. But there was still another feature that caught our attention. Sara chose Abu Jani - Sandeep Khosla once more for her second appearance at Cannes 2023; this time, she wore a contemporary saree with a reverse drape. Vintage-inspired makeup contrasted the silhouette. Winged eyeliner with a tight flick was part of Sara's makeup look. It had bare lips, skin that was highlighted, and cheekbones that were sculpted. She had free strands in the front of her bouffant hairdo that was pinned up. She certainly seemed gorgeous.

Sara’s Cannes look was also compared to her grandmother Sharmila Tagore to which Tanvi revealed “that we never thought of, even the hairstylist Sanky,  he also did not thought of that since it was not a reference point for us, he was very clear that he wanted to do the hair up and I was very clear that I wanted the liner.”

“I didn’t want to do anything except for liner, because I wanted the liner to be the focus, so that’s why on the lips also we put a very soft colour, flushed cheeks and everything we kept very very clean” she adds.

When we asked Tanvi during the conversation about the challenges she faced while getting Sara Ali Khan ready, she responded, “The biggest challenge was time, but I have realised that I work better under pressure.” She also added that, “a lot of people know that I struggle with eyeliner, eventually I will get the look but I have to clean it a bunch of times, but surprisingly for this event the sweep was perfect, even Sara was like wow, how do you get to this so quickly and it was literally like yay moment.”

Today, Tanvi is in great demand with the biggest stars in the business, like Malaika Arora and Shanaya Kapoor, owing to her skill in creating transparent, breathable makeup looks.However, She gave us three quick tricks which can make us look like Sara Ali Khan. Tanvi revealed that, “Sara loves kohl, just put some kajal one your waterline and little bit on outside, I’ll take a Q-tip and little brown shadow and just smudge it out.” She also added that another thing which feels that completely changes your eye is just curl your lashes well.

Tanvi Chemburkar's remarkable talent and artistry have made her an integral part of the Bollywood beauty landscape. Through her flawless makeup creations, she has not only enhanced the beauty of her celebrity clients like Ananya Panday, Sara Ali Khan, and Rashmika Mandana but also captured their unique essence. Tanvi's ability to adapt to individual styles, create stunning red-carpet moments, and provide a supportive environment has solidified her position as a trusted makeup artist in the industry. As she continues to define beauty in Bollywood, Tanvi Chemburkar's influence and artistry will undoubtedly leave a lasting impact on the industry and aspiring artists alike.


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Stebin Ben collaborates with Bhamla Foundation to combat plastic pollution; says, “I feel fortunate and grateful to be a part of a larger objective towards the betterment of the future”

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Renowned singer Stebin Ben has partnered with the Bhamla Foundation for their initiative against single-use plastic, aiming to raise awareness about plastic pollution. The talented artist will not only lend his support to the cause, leveraging his substantial fan base, but has also recorded the theme song for the campaign. Titled "Tik Tik Plastic," the music video, featuring popular figures from the entertainment industry such as Vidya Balan, Alia Bhatt, Rajkummar Rao, and Neeti Mohan, will be unveiled at a special event in Mumbai on World Environment Day, June 5th, 2023.

Talking about the collaboration, Stebin Ben said, “Despite several measures over the years to minimise the use of plastic, the rampant usage of it has been a primary factor in contributing to the pollution of environment. As a responsible citizen, it is our collective duty to not only ensure minimal use of plastic and opt for alternatives, but also create awareness to promote others to avoid using plastic. Bhamla Foundation has initiated the noble cause taking a step towards a better future and sustainable environment and I am glad to be associated with them for a campaign that is so important in the current time. Tik Tik Plastic is one of the most special songs I’ve ever sung because it stems from such a beautiful and pivotal aim. I feel fortunate and grateful to be a part of a larger objective towards the betterment of the future.”

Stebin Ben, originally from Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, has achieved success and recognition in the music industry, establishing himself as one of India's prominent pop stars. His journey from performing at local venues in Bhopal to touring worldwide for concerts is an inspiring tale that resonates with people from all walks of life. Utilizing his platform to connect with his fan base and advocate for environmental conservation, Stebin Ben has teamed up with the Bhamla Foundation for their initiative. Stebin Ben is employing his popularity for the noble cause of sustaining the environment by taking a stand against plastic pollution.

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Kamal Haasan pens an emotional note for filmmaker Mani Ratnam on the director’s birthday

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The bond between Kamal Haasan and Mani Ratnam is not just of colleagues but of friends and family. The filmmaker and the Tamil superstar have time and again confessed about the deep friendship between them. On the occasion of the Ponniyin Selvan director’s birthday, Kamal penned a heartfelt note for his ‘nanban (friend)’ as he also gushed about the marvellous directorial skills of his friend and expressed his eagerness about taking their professional journey ahead with KH 234.

In his special birthday note, Kamal Haasan said, “If one were to count life by the happiness that they create around them and if age is calculated by the friends around you, my dear #ManiRatnam you are going to be a much older man today! A doyen of Indian Cinema who has touched the hearts of millions through his art and one who transformed dialogues into a lovely visual experience. You have constantly pushed the boundaries of cinema unmindful of the scale of challenge by constantly learning. Today you are a master inspiring the next generation of filmmakers through whom your legacy shall reverberate perpetually. From Nayakan to #KH234, our journey together has been personally rewarding and enriching for me. Many more happy returns of the day and more to come my friend! #HappyBirthdayManiRatnam”.

If one were to count life by the happiness that they create around them and if age is calculated by the friends around you, my dear #ManiRatnam you are going to be a much older man today! A doyen of Indian Cinema who has touched the hearts of millions through his art and one who… — Kamal Haasan (@ikamalhaasan) June 2, 2023

For the unversed, during a press conference of Ponniyin Selvan, Mani Ratnam had confessed that the filmmaker was keen on kicking off the Chola Empire epic drama film with Kamal Haasan and the two of them were excited to kick start the project. While that couldn’t materialize, the filmmaker and actor are now all set to reunite after 36 years with KH 234. However, details of the film including the cast is yet to be announced along with finalizing the title for the same.

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Government is responsible for the promotion of religion and culture that connects people with development works: CM Shri Chouhan

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Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan performed the Shila Pujan of the grand Devi Lok of Vijayasan Mata to be built at Salkanpur at a cost of Rs 211 crore today. He said that it is the responsibility of the government to promote religion and culture, which connects people, along with the works of development.

About one lakh devotees witnessed the bhoomi-pujan of the grand Devi Lok construction in Salkanpur in the presence of sadhus, saints, mahants and priests from all over the country. In-charge Minister Dr. Prabhuram Chowdhary, Agriculture Minister Shri Kamal Patel along with MLAs, Chief Minister’s wife Smt. Sadhana Singh, son Shri Kartikeya Singh Chouhan were also present in the programme.

Chief Minister Shri Chouhan along with a huge gathering also sang the stuti of Salkanpur Mata. He said that it is due to the blessings of the Mata that the government decided to enact a law for rapists and award them death penalty.

Chief Minister Shri Chouhan said that the state government is working on a grand Devi Lok with the Mata’s blessings. It is due to Mata’s blessings that the government initiated the Mukhyamantri Ladli Bahna Yojana for the honour of women and to meet their small requirements. Considering the honour of women as the topmost priority of the government, he said that many schemes including Ladli Lakshmi and Mukhya Mantri Kanya Vivah have been implemented for women empowerment.

Chief Minister Shri Chouhan told that along with the temple structures, replicas of 64 yogini, nine forms of Navdurga, Devi Mahatma, Durga Saptashati and various Shaktipeeths and verses will be engraved in the Mata’s temple premises with Rs 166 crore. The Chief Minister also offered prayers to the water and holy soil from all the Shaktipeeths of the country besides the Shilas. All these materials will be used in the construction of Devi Lok. He informed that construction work will be undertaken under the temple at a cost of Rs 45 crore for the convenience of the devotees. The Chief Minister sought the blessings of Mata and the saints for the happiness and prosperity of the state. MP Vidisha Shri Ramakant Bhargava addressed the people.

Earlier, Chief Minister Shri Chouhan visited the Devi Lok exhibition in Salkanpur and the model of Mahadevi Lok under construction. He visited the replica of Mata Vijayasan Temple built at the stage site. The Chief Minister also participated in the musical Rath Yatra of Mata. The Chief Minister welcomed about one lakh devotees in a well-equipped vehicle and thanked them for giving a historic touch to the event.

Famous bhajan singer Shri Kanhaiya Mittal, from Haryana, kept the audience spellbound in the festival. Along with this, the performance of Dhol, Nagade, Tanshe, Jhanj and Damru etc. from different regions of the state added to the excitement.

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Nora Fatehi opens up on setting the bar high with uncompromising work ethic; says, “At work, I am a b***h sometimes, I am difficult”

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Nora Fatehi, the multi-talented actress, dancer, and model, has taken the Bollywood industry by storm with her mesmerizing dance moves, sizzling screen presence, and infectious energy. With her unique style and remarkable talent, she has carved a niche for herself and has become a household name. During a recent interview Nora Fatehi revealed that she is careful when it comes to selecting the right projects. She understands the importance of choosing roles that align with her artistic vision and values. When she does decide to take on a project, she puts in her utmost effort to ensure that she delivers nothing short of her best performance.

Talking to BBC Asian Network, Nora said, “At work, I am a b***h sometimes, I am difficult, because I don’t expect anything but the best, because I have sacrificed so much, and when I go in front of the camera, or when I’m on stage, I don’t leave any crumbs, I eat.”

Further when questioned about her reaction to receiving panic calls from producers, Nora Fatehi elaborated on her sentiments. She said, “I don’t know if everybody needs me, but it definitely gives me a certain sense of empowerment, and responsibility. And if I do say yes, I give them everything. I give them my time, I rehearse for hours, I make sure I take every detail, down to the costume and makeup, very seriously. And when I’m in front of the camera, I really deliver. So, it’s not like, ‘Oh, you need me? I’m here, I’ll do two-three steps and leave. It should be good enough, at least I’m standing’. No.”

She also shared that she does not say yes to every project that is offered to her. “In a year, if 10 songs are offered to me, I’ll just say yes to one, or two. And sometimes, I don’t say yes to any of them. I don’t want to bore the audience… I can’t do too many songs also, because what happens is, people in our industry can get into the space of typecasting, and then they can’t see anything but that. Then you have to open their eyes up unfortunately, because they’re also in tunnel vision,” said Nora.

Known for her exceptional dancing skills, Nora Fatehi has set the stage on fire with her electrifying performances. Her breakthrough in Bollywood came with her scintillating performance in the chartbuster song ‘Dilbar’ from the film ‘Satyameva Jayate’ (2018). From item numbers to peppy dance tracks, she has proven her versatility and captivated audiences with her flawless dance moves. Her performances in songs like ‘Kamariya’ (Stree), ‘O Saki Saki’ (Batla House), and ‘Garmi’ (Street Dancer 3D) have garnered millions of views and praise for her talent.

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Prabhas starrer Adipurush made on a budget of Rs. 500 cr. recovers Rs. 432 cr. before its release

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Just recently the makers of the Prabhas – Kriti Sanon – Saif Ali Khan starrer Adipurush released a new track from the film which has managed to capture the audience’s attention. In fact, the new trailer of the film received a highly encouraging response as well, despite a few naysayers. Now, we hear that Adipurush which is still a few days from its release, has already recovered nearly 85% of its budget before release. In fact, the film has managed to recover a staggering Rs. 432 cr. Before hitting the screens.

Made on a budget of Rs. 500 cr. the Om Raut directorial Adipurush has managed to draw in Rs. 247 cr. from non-theatrical revenues comprising of its satellite rights, music rights, digital rights, and other ancillary rights. Along with this, the film has raked in a further Rs. 185 cr. as minimum guarantee from its theatrical revenue in the South. Together Adipurush has already recovered Rs. 432 cr. before hitting screens on June 16.

Estimated that on its release, Adipurush will essentially see a massive release pattern, trade predictions claim that the business of the film will see an exponential opening collection. In fact, early business predictions indicate that Adipurush could see over Rs. 100 cr. coming in over its first three days alone from the Hindi version alone.

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Sonakshi Sinha overwhelmed by the success of Dahaad; says, “People who have not spoken to me in years are messaging me, those I don’t know from the industry have reached out”

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In the recent Amazon Prime Video series Dahaad, Sonakshi Sinha has delivered a captivating performance in a power-packed role. Portraying a police officer, she took on the challenging task of tracking down a notorious serial killer. With her strong and determined character, Sonakshi Sinha brought intensity and grit to the screen, immersing viewers in a thrilling and suspenseful storyline. In a recent interview, the actress spoke about the appreciations she has been receiving since the release of the series.

Talking about the response her series Dahaad received, Sonakshi told Hindustan Times, “It’s been incredible, so overwhelming. People who have not spoken to me in years are messaging me, those I don’t know from the industry have reached out. I was in a restaurant, random people walked up to me- not even for a photograph, but just to say they loved me in Dahaad. I don’t know how to deal with this right now!”

She further added, “I do feel like I have made my debut all over again. The last time I was appreciated like this, it was very long back, for Lootera in 2013, and then Akira. Even Kalank, but not on this level.”

Talking about the appreciation and compliments she received, Sonakshi said, “My dad’s friends have messaged him saying this is my best performance, even his peers from the industry. That’s the best compliment an actor can get. Another one was ‘you became the character completely- that’s huge for an actor.”

On the professional front, Sonakshi was recently seen in Dahaad. Directed by Reema Kagti and Ruchika Oberoi, Dahaad is produced by Excel Media & Entertainment and Tiger Baby Films with Ritesh Sidhwani, Zoya Akhtar, Farhan Akhtar, and Reema Kagti as executive producers. The 8 episodic show features Sonakshi Sinha, Vijay Varma, Gulshan Devaiah and Sohum Shah in lead roles. Dahaad is streaming now exclusively on Prime Video. She will be next seen Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Heera Mandi.

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EXCLUSIVE: Rakul Preet Singh recalls her ‘cryo’ experience at -15 degrees; says, “It was my third attempt that I posted on Instagram”

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Rakul Preet Singh recently attended the much talked about IIFA ceremony that was held in Abu Dhabi this year. The actress had an interesting performance to look forward to and while discussing about her childhood memories associated with the awards and her nervousness about performing on stage, Rakul also recalled the memories of her recent cryo experience in Finland. A video of the actress taking a dip in ice cold water went viral and the actress opened up about it to Bollywood Hungama.

Rakul Preet Singh is not only a star on the big screen, but she also receives a lot of love and support from her fans on social media. The 'Mashooka' actress won hearts with her Cryo video and the actress asserted that she never thought it would go viral on the platform. “That video has gone viral. I didn’t think it will be that big a deal.” Further explaining about the procedure, Rakul continued, “Cryo is something that everyone's aware of. It's very good for your body and for relaxing your muscles. The Finnish people do this almost every day. It's a part of who they are, because they are working. There's a lot of manual work that they put in whether it's pushing the sledges, and it's extremely cold. So to keep the blood flowing, they do this almost every second day.

Recalling her own experience to Bollywood Hungama, Rakul added, “How that happens is that you're in a sauna room for about six, seven minutes. Then you step into the ice-cold water. So, when you come out the sauna room, you don't really feel that cold because your body's heated. The temperature coolness is not there, but that water's ice cold. So it's such a contrast.”

While explaining the procedure, Rakul also confessed that it was her third attempt that she ended up posting on social media. She said, “It was freezing if you want to know the reality. I was really freaked out to do it because I'm someone who showers with hot water through the year, even in Mumbai summer.” She added, “For all the viewers, it was my third attempt that I posted on Instagram. The first two I failed terribly. Because we were seven, eight friends and I was the only one who was left. The others went in. The first time I went, I just put my toe I said, ‘No, no, I'm not doing it. Forget it.’ The second time I went into my knee. I said, ‘No, no, I can't’. And then all my friends were like, ‘Rakul, you have to you're here.’ So then I was like, ‘oh, everyone's made a video. I better do this.’ For the sake of that, I did but when I did it, it felt so good that I did it two more times later.”

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EXCLUSIVE: Rajkummar Rao: “When I thought of becoming an actor, Shah Rukh Khan sir had a big influence on me”

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Renowned Bollywood actor Rajkummar Rao recently engaged in a rapid-fire round where he shared fascinating insights about his “firsts.” From his initial audition experiences to celebrity encounters, Rajkummar provided fans with a glimpse into his journey as an actor.

In an exclusive video interview with Bollywood Hungama, recalling his early days, Rajkummar reminisced about his first audition, which happened to be for a bank commercial. Despite being one of many characters, this audition marked the beginning of his acting endeavours and paved the way for his future in the industry. Rao said, “My first audition was for an ad. If I am not wrong, it was for one of the banks and I was playing one of the characters in between so many characters.”

Further Rajkummar Rao fondly recalled his early days at the Shri Ram Centre for Performing Arts in Delhi, where he encountered several television actors who had a profound impact on him. He said, “The dream I saw long back since I was a kid and then when I started doing theatre, I was in an institute Shri Ram Centre for Performing Arts in Delhi in Mandi House and there I saw few actors from television, and I used to get very excited seeing them. I would go up to them and take their autographs. I also met Vijay Raaz sir and I was very thrilled meeting him.”

Well, it is no surprise to anyone that Rajkummar Rao is one true admirer of superstar Shah Rukh Khan. When asked about first song that he remembers entire lyrics of, Rao said, “I think any Shah Rukh sir’s song from DDLJ even before that Baazigar.” He further credited Shah Rukh Khan for inspiring him to pursue acting. “When I thought of becoming an actor, he had a big influence on me,” Rao said.

Meanwhile on the film front, Rajkummar Rao recently starred in Anubhav Sinha’s film Bheed. The film also featured Bhumi Pednekar, Pankaj Kapur and Dia Mirza. Bheed is about the hardships faced by a section of the people because of the lockdown imposed in 2020 to combat the COVID-19 pandemic. Interestingly, the film has been shot in black and white format by Anubhav Sinha.

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Rashmika Mandanna is touched by a little boy who agrees to eat only while watching her on screen

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Rashmika Mandanna is one actress with a large number of fans and admirers not only in south but also the entire country. Her pan-India film Pushpa: The Rise – Part 1, which starred Allu Arjun in the titular role, is largely responsible for this. Since some time, Rashmika is also known as the National crush of India.

While it is understandable for people from young adults onwards being crazy for her, we recently came across a little boy who is just unable to get his eyes off her.

It all happened when a man posted a video of a little boy from his family on Twitter intently watching Rashmika in the song ‘Jimikki Ponnu’ from the Tamil movie Varisu where she is shaking a leg with Thalapathy Vijay. The guy tagged Rashmika and said that the little one eats food only if he gets to see the actress on screen. He wrote, “He won't eat food without watching @iamRashmika. his fav.”

????????????????❤️ look at those eyessssss.. @LikithKichcha ????????????????????❤️ too cute ya.. I pray that this little darling is always.. always happiest ❤️ — Rashmika Mandanna (@iamRashmika) May 31, 2023

Rashmika got touched by the little boy’s admiration for her and quote tweeted the post saying, “look at those eyessssss..  @LikithKichcha. too cute ya.. I pray that this little darling is always.. always happiest.” The emojis used by Rashmika showed that she is moved by the gesture.

On the work front, Rashmika was last seen in the Bollywood movie Mission Majnu. She played the role of Nasreen Khan in the film where Sidharth Malhotra played the lead role. From her forthcoming films, the two keenly awaited projects are Pushpa: The Rule -  Part 2 and Animal, which also stars Ranbir Kapoor, Anil Kapoor and Bobby Deol.

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Web Series Review: Scoop

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SCOOP is the story of a journalist wrongly accused of murder. The year is 2011. Jagruti Pathak (Karishma V Tannaa) is the Deputy Bureau Chief at Eastern Age newspaper. Over the years, she has made top connections with cops, particularly JCP Harshvardhan Shroff (Harman Baweja). As a result, she is able to often get exclusive newsbreaks which are often printed on the front page. Imran Siddiqui (Mohd Zeeshan Ayyub), the Editor-In-Chief, is like her mentor and he believes in ethical journalism. He bats and supports her, which leads to jealousy among certain colleagues, particularly Pushkar (Tanmay Dhanania) and Deepa Chandra (Inayat Sood). Jagruti meanwhile competes with Jaideb Sen (Prosenjit Chatterjee) of NewsDay. His sources are stronger and he has also done several newsbreaks, some of which made many powerful people uncomfortable. Jagruti and Jaideb had once fought over a source, which led Jagruti to message him ‘Don’t act too smart’. Talking of Jagruti’s family life, she lives with her father (Sanat Vyas), mother (Gopi Desai) and brother (Deven Bhojani). Her son Neil (Vishal Thakkar) is away in a boarding school in Panchgani. She is estranged from her husband, Darshan Pathak. Guilty of not being able to spend a lot of time with her family, Jagruti plans a trip to Kashmir. While she is away, on June 11, 2011, Jaideb Sen is murdered by two assailants on a bike. His death shakes the media and also the government. Harshvardhan Shroff, ACP Devrat (Tikam Joshi) and others begin the investigation. Soon, it is reported that Chota Rajan is responsible for the murder of Jaideb and that he was instigated to do so by a female reporter. As more details come in from the police, the journalists realize that it could be Jagruti that Chota Rajan is hinting at. Soon, Jagruti is arrested, that too under stringent charges. Her lawyer, Bhavesh Desai tries his best but Jagruti fails to get bail. She has no choice but to spend her time in jail despite being innocent. What happens next forms the rest of the series.

SCOOP is inspired by the book 'Behind Bars In Byculla: My Days In Prison' by Jigna Vora. Mirat Trivedi and Mrunmayee Lagoo Waikul's story is a shocker and moreover, not many people are aware of this episode. Mirat Trivedi and Mrunmayee Lagoo Waikul's screenplay (additional screenplay by Anu Singh Choudhary) is topnotch. The script is detailed, well-researched and most importantly, simple to follow even though a few minor aspects might go over the head. Karan Vyas' dialogues are hard-hitting and sharp.

Hansal Mehta's direction is first rate. In his legendary show SCAM 1992 [2020], he gave some glimpses into how media functions. Here, he goes one step ahead and totally delves into this world. The way he has depicted it is fascinating and even amusing, especially how journalists get exclusive stories from cops and sometimes, even the underworld. But Hansal doesn’t stop here and touches upon an astonishing topic that is sure to stir up discussions. At the same time, he keeps the focus on the principal plot of Jagruti Pathak and her long, delayed fight for justice. This bit is quite gut-wrenching and heartbreaking, especially Jagruti’s condition in prison while her family, too, struggles to keep hope.

On the flipside, though the makers have tried their best to keep things easy for viewers to comprehend, it still gets confusing as there are so many characters in the show. The makers don’t give a logical conclusion to some of the tracks. One won’t mind this for a few characters but for the character of the ailing cop, one would have loved to know what happened to him later on. Lastly, the last two episodes are more than an hour long and are a bit slow and dragging.

SCOOP’s first episode is used to build up and establish the characters and their way of working. Jaideb Sen’s introduction scene is intriguing and so is the scene where he warns Jagruti. A few scenes that stand out are Jagruti’s meeting with Samson, Jagruti unexpectedly getting an interview with Chota Rajan, Jaidep’s murder and Jagruti whining in Kashmir. The arrest of Jagruti leaves an impact. Her prison scenes are moving and the way she builds a bond with Sadhavi Ma (Shikha Talsania) is worth watching. In the final episode, the courtroom scenes involving Chintan Vashisht (Jaimini Pathak) are powerful. The scene where Jagruti meets her son in the hospital is lovely. The show ends on a great note.

Speaking of performances, Karishma V Tannaa is terrific. This is an author-backed role and has come out with flying colours. She is sure to benefit from this show. Mohd Zeeshan Ayyub is quite likeable, as expected. His character will be highly talked about. The same goes for Shrirang Godbole (Dalvi; senior reporter). Harman Baweja is a surprise and gives a bravura performance. It’s bewildering why he’s mentioned under ‘Special appearance’ as he has a lengthy role. Prosenjit Chatterjee leaves a mark in a cameo. Sanat Vyas, Deven Bhojani and Vishal Thakkar are adorable. Tanmay Dhanania and Inayat Sood are decent. Tikam Joshi, Ravi Mahashabde (Jagtap) and Darhan Dave (ATS officer Ramesh Malik) are fine. Malhar Thakkar (Ajitesh Bhatt) is fair but one wishes he had more to do in the show. Ishitta Arun (Nelly; Imran's wife) and Ira Dubey (Anita; Pushkar's wife) don’t get much scope. Tannishtha Chatterjee (Leena) is dependable. Kashyap Kapoor (Murad) is lovely. Ninad Kamat (Jagmohan Guha) essays an interesting role and puts up a good act. The actor playing Jaimini Pathak rocks the show. Aalekh Kapoor (Atul; Citi Mirror reporter), Hashim Haider (Samson), Aseem Hattangadi (Sandeep Narvekar), Rambha Ma (Tejaswini Kolhapure), Manasi Rachh (Neha Gupta), Shikha Talsania and the actor playing Usha are fair. Amar Upadhyay (Sumit) is wasted.

SCOOP has only one song, 'Dhoop Aane Do' (by Vishal Bhardwaj), and it's soulful. Achint Thakkar's background music is exhilarating. The theme song has the SCAM 1992 theme trademark stamp. Pratham Mehta's cinematography is neat. Tanvi Leena Patil's production design is realistic. Shivank Kapoor's costumes are straight out of life. Amitesh Mukherjee's editing is sharp but a bit dragging in some scenes.

On the whole, SCOOP rests on splendid performances, powerful moments and a shocking plot that is sure to stir up a lot of discussions.

Rating – 3.5 stars

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Mouni Roy becomes enchanting muse for Lifestyle Asia Magazine, donning a red bikini and dazzling golden jewellery

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In the world of glamour and style, few celebrities have managed to captivate the audience with their impeccable fashion choices. One such name that shines brightly is Mouni Roy. With her mesmerizing beauty and undeniable talent, this Indian television and film actress has not only stolen hearts but also made a significant impact in the fashion industry. Mouni Roy is more than just an actress; she is a style icon who effortlessly blends grace, elegance, and contemporary trends in her fashion choices. Mouni Roy, whose enchanting presence has made her the embodiment of grace and elegance. Lifestyle Asia Magazine, renowned for its celebration of sophistication and luxurious lifestyles, proudly presents Mouni Roy as their cover girl. With her timeless beauty, captivating charm, and magnetic charisma, Mouni effortlessly graces the cover of the magazine, epitomizing the essence of elegance and poise.

The Bollywood celebrity has made it her mission to use her most recent images to cure those midweek blues. In the image shared on Instagram, Mouni can be seen standing against a gorgeous blue sky. Mouni is seen with damp hair and a round, bright red strappy bikini on, which she paired with matching red bottoms. Mouni didn't overlook accessorising and chose only a thick necklace and golden arm cuffs to further elevate her bikini outfit. Her flawless skin and understated makeup added a nice touch. Her hair is styled in delicate waves that match her deadly appearance and create similarly fashionable waves.

Meanwhile, on the work front, Mouni was last seen in Brahmastra - Part One opposite Ranbir Kapoor and Alia Bhatt. She will next star in horror comedy Virgin Tree.


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Rana Daggubati reveals Project K will ‘push boundaries’ which even Baahubali and RRR couldn’t; cannot stop gushing about the Prabhas, Deepika Padukone film

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While Prabhas earned pan India fame with his film Baahubali, the actor is expected to woo audience yet again in a unique role with Project K. While audiences are aware about the film being set up in a post-apocalyptic world, a rarely explored sci-fi phenomena in Indian cinema and it has been creating a lot of buzz for its unique subject. Now, hailing about the film was none other than Prabhas’ Baahubali co-star Rana Daggubati, who couldn’t stop praising about the film.

Rana Daggubati, who recently attended India Today’s Conclave South 2023, wherein he revealed that when it comes to South Cinema they often like to promote each other and support each other’s ventures. In the same breath, he opened about the lavish scale in which Project K is being mounted, appreciating the director of the film Nag Ashwin’s vision about the film. “We celebrate each other’s cinema fully,” said Rana.

He went on to add, “There is a film called Project K, which Nag Ashwin is directing with Prabhas, Amitabh Bachchan and Deepika Padukone. That’s a film we are really looking forward to in Telugu. That film will, I think will break the boundaries that both Baahubali and RRR haven’t done.” He concluded by saying, “Pushing that boundary to the next edge. I am really looking forward to that film and it could really become a global film from Telugu Cinema.”

Rana Daggubati recently received a lot of love for his web series Rana Naidu. The show brought together the Baahubali star with his uncle and Telugu superstar Venkatesh Daggubati, who essays the role of his father in the series. Rana Naidu is available for streaming on Netflix.

As for Project K, the film is slated to release on January 12, 2024 in multiple languages like Hindi, Tamil, Malayalam, Kannada, and Telugu.

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Nora Fatehi set the IIFA 2023 stage ablaze in an orange and blue swirl-embellished gown, with a captivating flouncy blue cape

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When it comes to the perfect blend of talent, grace, and impeccable style, Nora Fatehi stands as a force to be reckoned with. The sensational actress and dancer have not only taken the film industry by storm but also made a lasting impact with her mesmerizing fashion choices. With each appearance at the prestigious IIFA Awards, Nora has proven herself to be a true fashion trailblazer, leaving everyone in awe of her bold and innovative style statements. Nora Fatehi's fashion choices at the IIFA Awards have always been a delightful surprise, showcasing her daring and avant-garde sense of style. She fearlessly experimented with unique silhouettes, unexpected colours, and unconventional cuts, setting new trends and redefining fashion norms. Nora's ability to think outside the box and push the boundaries of traditional fashion has made her a favorite among fashion enthusiasts and critics alike.

Every time Nora Fatehi has to walk the red carpet, she manages to live up to her reputation as a fashion diva. The most recent time we got a good look at the celebrity was at the IIFA Awards. She was as gorgeous as ever in a dazzling blue silhouette in a series of photos that the actress uploaded. A bold, fearless, brilliant blue is one of the trendiest trends on the red carpet this season. For the occasion, Nora chose a striking blue and orange mermaid-fit dress from the fashion house Jean Pierre Khoury with stud decorations across the bodice and an intricate blue flouncy cape that was hard to overlook. The neckline of the dress was strapless, and it was covered in many swirl designs in orange and blue. Nora's toned physique was highlighted by the bodycon fit. Some strands of Nora's untidy mane knot were hanging loose. She had well-contoured cheeks, glossy lip colour, sparkly eyelids, kohl on the lash line and winged eyeliner for a gorgeous look.

Meanwhile, on the work front, Nora will be next seen in Madgaon Express directed by Kunal Khemu. The film is headlined by Pratik Gandhi, Avinash Tiwari, Divyendu Sharma and Nora. She also has 100% in pipeline. The movie is directed by Sajid Khan and will feature John Abraham, Shehnaaz Gill, Riteish Deshmukh and Nora Fatehi as lead characters.


ACTRESS: Nora Fatehi

OUTFIT: Jean Pierre Khoury

HAIR: Amit Thakur

MAKE-UP: Marianna Mukuchyan


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Genelia Deshmukh pens a beautiful birthday wish for son Rahyl; see post

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Genelia Deshmukh, the doting mother, recently took to her social media platform to share a heartwarming message dedicated to her son Rahyl, as he celebrated his birthday. In a beautifully crafted note, she poured out her love, pride, and joy for her little one.

On Thursday Genelia took to Instagram and shared a series of beautiful pictures featuring her along with son Rahyl. She wrote in caption, “My Dear Baby Boy,

Every year that goes by, you take one thing away from me like -

You no more need my hand to walk, you have the ability to run and chase your dreams..

You no more need help pouring your drink of water, you can now do it with perfection

You no more need just Aai and Baba, because you have your friends, your coaches and your teachers

And while your baba and me, stand in the corner and admire how you are growing into this amazing little man, who we are very very proud of,

I have to admit I miss it all.”

She further added, “Your Baba and me always promised ourselves, that we want to a part, of the path you take in life and not demand the path, we want you take in life, we want to be just your people to cry, laugh, aide, assist or simply love

And we promise to keep up to it but just promise me one thing, don’t EVER EVER stop these hugs my little one- it’s the only thing in life I will ever want and need.”

“Happy Birthday My Phenomenal Boy Rahyl

I Love you more than you ever love football or Messi,” Genelia concluded.


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Soon after she shared the post, fans poured their love for the Genelia and Rahyl in the comments section. Reacting to the picture, a user commented, “This is the sweetest post I have read today,” while another fan wrote, “Santoor mummy.” Several fans wished Rahyl a very happy birthday.

Genelia Deshmukh and Riteish Deshmukh's tied the knot on February 3, 2012, in a private wedding ceremony attended by close friends and family members. The couple was blessed with two adorable sons, Riaan and Rahyl.

Meanwhile, on the work front, Genelia was last seen in Marathi film Ved opposite her husband Ritiesh Deshmukh. it became the highest grossing Marathi film of 2022 and the third highest-grossing Marathi film of all-time. She will be next seen in Telugu film Junior.

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Adah Sharma opens up about challenging on-set experience; shares BTS pictures of from The Kerala Story

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Bollywood actress Adah Sharma recently took to social media to reveal the challenging experience she faced while shooting for The Kerala Story. In a series of candid pictures, Adah showcased her "cracked lips" and disclosed that she had been dehydrated for a staggering 40 hours on the set. Despite the demanding conditions, the actress expressed her belief that it was all worth it.

On Friday, Adah took to her Instagram account and shared a series of BTS pictures from The Kerala Story. One of the images shared by Adah showcased her face with visible bruises, and her lips appeared cracked. Another photograph provided a sneak peek into her bruised look from the film and the shooting location. The final picture shared by the actress depicted her in an adorable pose, with her hair styled in two plaits. Sharing the pictures, she wrote in caption, “Sunkissed ,After and Before from #TheKeralaStory

Secret to chapped cracked lips like these … dehydrate for 40 hours in minus 16 degrees

#sunkissedmakeup #adahsharma @makeupbyshyam

P.S. the mattress was kept to practice the fall… but we didn’t use it #bruisedknees and chila hua elbows but ufff all so worth it. the last pic is a handful of coconut oil in the hair, safety pins and tight plaits.”


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With Adah Sharma playing the role of Shalini Unnikrishnan, The Kerala Story is produced by Vipul Amrutlal Shah. The film portrays the story of young South Indian girls who are manipulated into converting their religion and are forcibly made to join the ISIS. While the film is said to be based on true events, a lot of allegations are being made against the film because of its story. The film released in India on May 5, 2023.

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