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Akshay Kumar addresses his recent flops including Bade Miyan Chote Miyan; reveals about taking lessons from Rajesh Khanna as he says, “My father-in-law has taught me so much”

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Akshay Kumar, who once ruled the box office, has been experiencing some setbacks at the box office in recent times. His last few films post the pandemic like Raksha Bandhan, Selfiee, Mission Raniganj, and even Bade Miyan Chote Miyan have failed to meet expectations but the actor has maintained a positive approach. Considering that the actor has been a part of the fraternity for almost four decades now, he recently revealed how he has experienced his share of hits and flops and also opened up about learning a lesson or two from his late father-in-law, superstar Rajesh Khanna.

Akshay Kumar opens up about how Rajesh Khanna too experienced a string of flops

Rajesh Khanna, who was considered as India’s first superstar, too experienced a few failures at the box office. Revealing that he has learnt from his own experience as well as his father-in-law’s, Akshay opened up about success and failure in his interview with Galatta Plus, wherein he said, “I don’t let anything enter my head. I have seen a lot of people fall down, I have heard many stories. My father-in-law has taught me so much, because he had seen the biggest success in life and then he saw a complete drop. I have heard stories. What I do is, I take knowledge from other people, and I realise that these things are just to be kept at a one-hand’s distance. My job is to just keep working.”

Akshay Kumar traces his fluctuating career graph

After being a part of the industry for almost 38 years, Akshay Kumar revealed how he has seen it all.  “In my career, I have given 16-18 hits continuously, then continuously I’ve given 10-12 flops. I don’t take it seriously. I’ve known this since the beginning of my career. It is not yours. It is a crown that will be passed on to others. Today, it’s with you, next Friday it’ll be with somebody else. Success is an amazing thing, but don’t take it seriously; it’ll run,” he added.

Akshay Kumar’s upcoming projects

Despite the recent response for his films, Akshay Kumar continues to have a long lineup of releases in the upcoming months. While he will be doing an extended cameo as Sooryavanshi in the Rohit Shetty copverse film Singham Again, the actor has Sarfira which is slated for release this week. He also has the action-comedy Khel Khel Main, Sky Force, Jolly LLB 3, Welcome To The Jungle, among others in the pipeline.

Also Read: Aanand L Rai lauds Akshay Kumar’s performance in Sarfira: “So much to learn from you SIR” 

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KING set to embark on Monopoly Moves Album Listening Party Tour across 8 Indian cities

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KING is all geared up to take over the nation with his much-anticipated Monopoly Moves Album Listening Party Tour. Spanning across 8 of India's most vibrant cities, this tour promises to be a celebration of KING’s latest sonic endeavour and hip-hop.

Kicking things off in the heart of the nation - Delhi on August 2, KING will bring his latest album Monopoly Moves to life, featuring collaborations with top-tier artists like Raftaar, Seedhe Maut, MC Stan, Raga, Karma and more. The tour will continue to make stops in Mumbai, Kolkata, Hyderabad, Indore, Bangalore, Pune, and Ahmedabad, promising attendees a live & immersive listening experience like never seen before.

On Thursday evening taking to social media King officially announced the track list of his album Monopoly Moves along with the list of the cities he would be travelling to as a part of his listening party tour.

 

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Audiences can get ready to be enthralled as KING’s signature showmanship will take the audience on a stellar journey through the album's varied sonics and themes. Led by his exceptional storytelling and the support of his fellow collaborators, the "Monopoly Moves" Listening Parties are set to redefine the live show experience of Indian hip-hop.

Also Read: Singer King walks red carpet as the first-ever Indian pop artist at Cannes Film Festival

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Kumar Sanu sings in English with daughters Shannon K. and Annabelle: "This time both my daughters are my gurus"

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Kumar Sanu, the prolific singer who has already recorded in 26 languages, including Spanish, now renders ‘Nine to five’ in both English (for the first time!) and Hindi in a single releasing globally on July 12. For Sanu, there is sentiment attached as well: his daughter, Shannon K., is his co-singer and the song has words and music by his younger daughter, Annabelle, who happens to be studying Law abroad.

Sanu, phenomenally busy during the 1990s and early milennium, recently sang for two web series, Guns & Gulaabs and CA Topper Tribhuvan Mishra. He has recorded seven songs for an album named ‘Dua’ and a song composed by Arijit Singh. Last year, he also recorded a song with Sunidhi Chauhan and Raftaar composed by Payal Dev.

Shannon K. was born in India, raised in London, and now resides in Los Angeles. She has studied music at the AB-Royal School of Music. She made her debut as actor with The Big Feed and is now working in the American drama series, Mystical Inheritance of Adina Hassan, and a short film, Rolling, based on mental health.

Her debut single, ‘A long time’ was produced by four-time Grammy winner Poo Bear (Justin Bieber) in 2018 and was well-received. Shannon has collaborated on the anti-bullying track ‘Give me your hand’ with David Arquette and Ed Westwick, with music by Kyle Townsend. This song won the Hollywood Music in Media Award for Best Original Song. She has received several accolades, including the Dr. Ambedkar Award, London Rolling Film Festival honours and recognition as Artiste of the Month at the World Film Festival and B4U Music UK.

In India, she has collaborated earlier with Himesh Reshammiya, Neeraj Sridhar, Shaan and Sonu Nigam besides her dad. And she is heavily influenced by Sanu and has learnt from him.

Laughed Sanu, “But this time with ‘Nine to five’, it is both my daughters, who are my gurus, as they have taught me the nuances of how to sing in English! Annabelle has also created a lot of Shannon’s songs as well, all of which can be heard on my YouTube channel, The Kumar Sanu Official.”

And while the proud father raves about how his daughter has made it on her own steam, that too abroad, without using his name, Shannon is also amazed at her dad’s versatility. As she puts it, “I guess as I have grown up outside India, I connect more with the music of Mariah Carey and other Western musicians and do not get enough time to connect with Indian music, though I am not unfamiliar with it. But I am amazed at my father’s adaptability. He is my inspiration.”

Also Read: Kumar Sanu expresses happiness after the success of the longest musical tour of 14 shows

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Esha Gupta stuns in a traditional lehenga, exudes regal elegance

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Esha recently stepped out in a breathtaking traditional ensemble, showcasing her impeccable style and flair for ethnic fashion. Although her style is often synonymous with bold, glamorous, and effortlessly chic, but her ethnic style too has a separate fanbase altogether. As she continues to be a trendsetter in the world of Indian fashion, the actress recently wowed critics with her elegant Indian traditional fashion.

The actress donned a stunning beige lehenga, paired with a gracefully draped dupatta and a matching blouse that highlighted her toned physique. The intricately embroidered skirt and delicate embellishments added a touch of sophistication to her overall look. Her choice of jewelry, including an emerald-green necklace adorned with diamonds and dangling pearls, complemented her attire perfectly. A classic bun hairdo, adorned with a gajra, added a regal touch to her overall appearance.

Esha, who enjoys a massive fan following on social media, flaunted this pretty look by sharing a series of photos and captioned it saying, ‘Nazm’. Excited fans were left impressed with her beauty and look and dropped several heart as well as fire emojis, showering her with love and admiration on the post.

 

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Esha's traditional look has left fans and fashion enthusiasts in awe, solidifying her position as a style icon in the industry and continues to inspire many with her distinctive style and impeccable sense of dressing.

Also Read: Esha Gupta scores an invite to UEFA Euro 2024

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First-Round Funding Success: Connect fund prepares to boost AVGC innovation

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In a landmark achievement, the 'Connect' Fund has received its first round of funding, signaling a new era for India's Animation, Visual Effects, Gaming, and Comics (AVGC) sector. The fund, established by ACME Group under the AFPL CAT II AIF Trust and registered with SEBI (Registration No.: IN/AIF2/23/24/1309), is the first dedicated AVGC fund in India, aiming to revolutionize the industry.

Co-founded by Abhinav Shukla, a veteran in the media and entertainment field, the 'Connect' Fund is set to drive substantial growth in the AVGC sector. "We are committed to driving innovation and growth in the AVGC sector," Shukla commented. "The 'Connect' Fund will provide the necessary resources and support to help AVGC companies thrive."

The "Connect" Fund is strategically designed to bridge the existing gap between the promising AVGC industry and available capital resources. By leveraging ACME Group's vast network and deep industry knowledge, the fund enhances the growth trajectory of this sector, making India a recognized leader in the global AVGC arena, known for its cutting-edge technologies and creative content.

The fund's objective is clear: to accelerate the growth of emerging AVGC enterprises, enabling them to expand their reach and innovation capacities. "Through the 'Connect' Fund, we are not just investing in businesses; we are investing in the future of India's digital and creative landscapes," remarked Mr Ramon Talwwar, Managing Director & CEO of ACME Group. "We appreciate the confidence our investors have shown in this visionary endeavour, and we are excited to see the transformative impacts of our collective efforts."

The AVGC-XR Promotion Task Force Report underscores the sector's potential as a major growth driver for India's media and entertainment industry. With the government's support, including the designation of audio-visual services as one of the 12 Champion Service Sectors, the AVGC industry is poised for significant expansion. The 'Connect' Fund's project scope of nearly Rs. 300 crores reflects its ambitious goals to support this growth. "The AVGC sector has immense potential to contribute to India's economy and create quality jobs," Shukla noted. "The 'Connect' Fund is here to unlock this potential and help the industry reach new heights."

The first round of funding will empower the 'Connect' Fund to invest in innovative projects and technologies in the AVGC sector, fostering a vibrant ecosystem for startups and established companies. This funding will also enhance the sector's capacity to create quality jobs and showcase Indian culture globally. "By supporting projects that leverage cutting-edge technologies, we aim to drive the AVGC industry forward and create new opportunities for growth," Shukla explained.

As the AVGC sector continues to grow and evolve, the 'Connect' Fund is well-positioned to lead the way, driving innovation and growth in the industry. With its strategic focus on technology integration, skill development, and policy advocacy, the fund aims to create a vibrant and dynamic AVGC ecosystem in India. "Our vision is to create a thriving AVGC industry that not only contributes to the economy but also serves as a platform for showcasing Indian culture and creativity on a global stage," Shukla concluded. "We are excited about the opportunities that lie ahead and look forward to working with our partners to realize this vision."

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Karisma Kapoor shares excitement as she turns judge for the fourth season of India’s Best Dancer; says, “I am thrilled to witness the evolution of dance styles”

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Sony Entertainment Television is set to elevate the entertainment fever with a new season of India’s Best Dancer. The Season 4 will have dancing diva, Karisma Kapoor who takes on the role as a judge and joining her in this journey will be Terence Lewis, and Geeta Kapur, as they reprise their role as judges this season. Promising a captivating journey of extraordinary talent and electrifying dance moves the fourth season of the much-cherished dance reality show urges viewers, ‘Jab Dil Kare Dance Kar!’

The show promises some new elements wherein they will be introduced during this season. Sharing her excitement, judge Karisma Kapoor said, “As a judge this season, I am thrilled to witness the evolution of dance styles and the boundless creativity of our contestants. This platform not only celebrates talent but also fosters a spirit of innovation and perseverance among participants. I am eager to embark on this journey alongside Terence and Geeta, where we aim to inspire, empower, and elevate each dancer’s performance to new heights.”

Judge Terence Lewis went on to add, “As we embark on another exhilarating journey with India’s Best Dancer Season 4, I am thrilled to return to the judges' panel. This show is a beacon for dance enthusiasts nationwide, offering a platform for raw talent to shine. It’s truly gratifying to witness the evolution of dance forms and witness fresh, innovative performances that redefine creativity.” Geeta aka Geeta Maa also shared, “Being part of India’s Best Dancer Season 4 fills me with immense joy and anticipation. Each season brings forth a new wave of talent that redefines the boundaries of dance. I am eager to witness the passion and dedication of our contestants as they showcase their unique styles and stories on stage. This platform continues to inspire and uplift, celebrating dance in its myriad forms.”

 

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Celebrating talent, diversity, and sheer entertainment, India’s Best Dancer Season 4 promises a dynamic fusion of dance, expression and emotion. Get ready to witness a spectacular showcase of skill and creativity as these dancers compete to captivate audiences and secure their place in the spotlight. Produced by Frames Production Company and hosted by Jay Bhanushali and ex-contestant Aniket Chauhan, India’s Best Dancer Season 4 starts July 13 and will air every Saturday and Sunday at 8 pm only on Sony Entertainment Television.

Also Read: Karisma Kapoor to judge dance reality show India’s Best Dancer 4; set to join Geeta Kapoor and Terence Lewis: Report

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Celebrities and their love affair with video games

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In a world where celebrities are often seen as larger-than-life figures, it's refreshing to discover that many of them share a common passion with millions of fans around the globe: video games. Whether it's a way to unwind after a hectic day, a means to stay connected with friends, or simply a hobby they've enjoyed since childhood, numerous celebrities have embraced gaming. Let's explore the fascinating world of celebrities who love video games, highlighting their favorite games, gaming habits, and the impact of gaming on their lives.

The Intersection of Fame and Gaming

Henry Cavill: The Ultimate Gamer Known for his roles as Superman and Geralt of Rivia in The Witcher, Henry Cavill's love for video games is no secret. An avid gamer, Cavill has often spoken about his passion for PC gaming, particularly his love for The Witcher series. In fact, his dedication to gaming is so profound that he almost missed the call to play Superman because he was immersed in a World of Warcraft session. Cavill's genuine enthusiasm for video games has endeared him to fans, making him a relatable figure in the gaming community.

Mila Kunis: A Hidden Gamer Mila Kunis, the talented actress known for her roles in Black Swan and That '70s Show, has also revealed her love for video games. Kunis has mentioned her addiction to games like World of Warcraft and Call of Duty, where she spends hours leveling up and completing missions. Despite her busy schedule, Kunis finds time to indulge in her gaming hobby, showing that even Hollywood's elite can appreciate the allure of virtual worlds.

Terry Crews: Building Bonds through Gaming Terry Crews, the charismatic actor and former NFL player, has found a unique way to bond with his family through video games. Crews and his son share a deep love for gaming, particularly for the popular game ‘Overwatch’. As per a report published in Slottivity, to support his son's passion, Crews even built a custom gaming PC, showcasing his dedication to fostering a shared interest. Crews' enthusiasm for gaming has also led to collaborations with game developers and appearances at gaming conventions, further cementing his place in the gaming community.

Snoop Dogg: The Chill Gamer Rapper Snoop Dogg, known for his laid-back persona and iconic music career, has also embraced the gaming lifestyle. Snoop is an avid player of Madden NFL and Call of Duty, often sharing his gaming experiences with fans on social media. His relaxed approach to gaming and charismatic personality have made him a beloved figure in the gaming world. Snoop Dogg's streams and gaming sessions provide fans with an entertaining glimpse into his life beyond music.

The Impact of Gaming on Celebrities' Lives

Stress Relief and Relaxation For many celebrities, video games offer a much-needed escape from the pressures of fame. Gaming provides a way to unwind, de-stress, and immerse themselves in a different world. The interactive nature of video games allows them to engage in activities that require focus and strategy, diverting their minds from the demands of their careers. This form of relaxation is particularly important for celebrities who often lead hectic and high-pressure lives.

 Building Connections Video games also serve as a means for celebrities to connect with fans and friends. Through online multiplayer games, celebrities can interact with people from all walks of life, forming connections that transcend their star status. Platforms like Twitch and YouTube have enabled celebrities to share their gaming experiences with fans, creating a sense of community and camaraderie. This interaction humanizes celebrities, making them more relatable and approachable.

Exploring Creativity Many celebrities find video games to be a source of inspiration and creativity. The immersive storytelling, intricate world-building, and complex characters in games often spark new ideas and perspectives. For actors, games can provide insights into different types of characters and narratives, enhancing their craft. Musicians and artists may draw inspiration from the visual and auditory elements of games, influencing their own work.

Conclusion Celebrities' love for video games highlights the universal appeal and impact of gaming. From Henry Cavill's dedication to Mila Kunis' hidden passion, and Terry Crews' family bonding to Snoop Dogg's chill gaming sessions, these stars show that video games are a beloved pastime that transcends fame and fortune. As gaming continues to grow and evolve, it's likely that more celebrities will join the ranks of avid gamers, further blurring the lines between Hollywood and the virtual world.

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Pratibha Ranta reacts to being nominated along with Alia Bhatt and Jyotika at Indian Film Festival of Melbourne; says “It’s a dream come true”

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Pratibha Ranta, who made her debut in Kiran Rao’s film Laapata Ladies, portrayed an inspiring role of Jaya who is a blend of confidence and determination and it seems that this mirrors her own personality in real life too. While the film resonated deeply with audiences, her compelling performance has been widely appreciated. Now taking a step ahead, the praises and accolades have culminated in a prestigious nomination she earned at the Indian Film Festival of Melbourne in the Best Actress category.

In fact, Pratibha Ranta has been nominated alongside established names like Alia Bhatt and Jyotika and the actress couldn’t be more thrilled about even having a nomination in the first place. Reflecting on this achievement, Pratibha shared, “Being nominated for Best Actress at the Indian Film Festival in Melbourne is a dream come true. Ever since I was a child, I’ve dreamed of being an actor, and this moment means so much to me. I’m excited and thankful for this recognition and eager to take on more roles in this amazing industry.”

Readers would be aware that Ranta underwent quite a bit of prep for her character. We hear that the actress, who is originally from Shimla, found a genuine connection to Jaya’s character, infusing her performance with authenticity and relatability.

Speaking of Laapataa Ladies, set in the early 2000s, the film tells the story of two young newly-wed brides who get exchanged during a train ride to their husband's homes. Also starring Nitanshi Goel, Sparsh Srivastava in leading roles, the movie, directed by Kiran Rao, received a lot of appreciation from the audience for its beautiful message. Apart from her, Nitanshi Goel, who essayed the role of Phool, has also been nominated in the same category.

Along with Pratibha and Nitanshi, the nominations for Best Actress includes several other names wherein Alia Bhatt is nominated for her 2023 romantic comedy Rocky Aur Rani Kii Prem Kahaani whereas Jyothika for the widely appreciated critically acclaimed Mammootty starrer Kathal – The Core.

Also Read: IFFM 2024 nominations revealed: Jawan, Chandu Champion, 12th Fail lead the pack; OTT series like Made in Heaven 2, Kohrra also shine

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Khushi Dubey recalls meeting Shah Rukh Khan; says, "With his broken and plastered hand, he was doing..."

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Khushi Dubey, known for her roles in the serial Aankh Micholi and the web show Aashiqana, is currently starring as the lead in the show Jubilee Talkies. Starting her career at the tender age of four, Khushi has carved a niche for herself in the industry with her talent and dedication.

A die-hard fan of Shah Rukh Khan A die-hard fan of Shah Rukh Khan, Khushi idolizes the Bollywood superstar and dreams of working with him one day. Recalling a cherished memory, she shared her first encounter with Shah Rukh Khan, which left a lasting impression on her young mind.

A memorable encounter with SRK "When I had gone for my first interview with Shah Rukh sir, I remember the Aaj Tak team had taken me to Mannat. At that time, he had a broken arm, and with his broken and plastered hand, he was doing the Naagin Dance with me. I spoke to him about his movie and even recited a poem in front of him! I was very young, hardly six, and I told him that I want to be his heroine. Someday I would want to romance him in the lush green fields! I can even be his daughter! He has been my idol since then," she shared.

Admiration for a gentleman Khushi continued, "He was full of energy and also such a gentleman. Apart from being an amazing actor, he's such a gentleman! From respecting women to taking care of them, he does it all! He's an idol in every sense."

Future aspirations and inspiration Khushi’s admiration for Shah Rukh Khan is evident in her words, and we definitely would love to see her share the screen with the iconic SRK. Her journey from a child actor to a leading role in Jubilee Talkies is truly inspiring, and we can't wait to see more of her on screen!

Also Read: “Shah Rukh Khan makes you believe that he only thinks about you,” says Vijay Varma; speaks on working with him on Darlings

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Jubilee Talkies: Abhishek Bajaj opens up about his character AG’s bond with Shivangi aka Khushi Dubey; says, “AG and Shivangi will get into numerous disagreements”

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A modern-day romance drama, Sony Entertainment Television’s recently released show Jubilee Talkies – Shohrat. Shiddat. Mohabbat will now see the plot thicken as superstar AG, played by Abhishek Bajaj, and his girlfriend Ira played by Sakshi Parihar, are going through a rough patch. To salvage their relationship at any cost, Ira tricks AG into staying with her. On the other hand, AG’s mother, Tara played by Vishavpreet Kaur hires Shivangi essayed by Khushi Dubey, as AG’s personal assistant, which does not bode well with AG, who is determined to make Shivangi’s life miserable.

On the first day of the job, AG gives Shivangi unusual tasks to complete in the hope that it forces her to quit, but Shivangi uses her wit and remains steadfast. But when AG comes up with a unique proposition for Shivangi, she is forced to contemplate whether she is fit for the job.

Abhishek Bajaj, who plays the role of Ayaan Grover aka AG opened up about the current track and said, “In the next few episodes, my character is going through a rough phase in his personal life and we see his struggles with fame and balancing his work commitments. Viewers will also see AG and Shivangi get into numerous disagreements, some funny and some serious. There are some very exciting twists and surprises in the next few episodes and I really enjoyed shooting them with my co-stars.”

 

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Audiences are eager to see if Shivangi and AG mend their differences or will AG convince Shivangi to quit her job. Speaking of the show, Jubilee Talkies: Shohrat. Shiddat. Mohabbat airs every Monday to Friday at 8 pm, only on Sony Entertainment Television.

Also Read: Abhishek Bajaj to star as Ayaan Grover in Sony TV’s upcoming show Jubilee Talkies – Shohrat.Shiddat.Mohabbat

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Did you know Rajkumar Hirani’s 3 Idiots was remade in Mexico as 3 Idiotas?

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Rajkumar Hirani is known for delivering back-to-back blockbusters. His cinema always touches the hearts of audiences because of its relatability, one of which is his 2009 hit 3 Idiots, a film that has created waves across the world with its narrative. Interestingly, while the film has garnered immense success globally, it was also remade in Mexico titled 3 Idiotas.

Rajkumar Hirani's 3 Idiots has truly set a benchmark with its success. While the film has ruled the box office and captured the hearts of audiences, its Mexican remake, 3 Idiotas, which was released in 2017 is a coming-of-age comedy-drama, which also became a blockbuster. The film was a box office hit in Mexico, selling more than 3 million tickets and becoming the highest-grossing domestic film during the first half of 2017.

This speaks volumes about Rajkumar Hirani's brilliant storytelling, which is creating waves across the globe. While 3 Idiots received tremendous love in India, its Mexican remake also set records, signifying the mass acceptance of the subject matter that Rajkumar Hirani brought to life with his film.

Also Read: Shah Rukh Khan starrer Dunki to screen at Shanghai International Film Festival; Rajkumar Hirani receives invitation

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Suniel Shetty releases teaser to begin search for missing "Sbooch"

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Bollywood actor and fitness icon Suniel Shetty has left fans in a state of anticipation and wonder as he released a teaser showcasing the search for his missing “Sbooch.” No less than a mystery movie, this video has everyone at the edge of their seats.

The one-minute teaser, released by the veteran actor on his social media channel, shows him requesting his assistant to vigilantly guard his “Sbooch” as he leaves for his shot. But Alas and behold! He returns to find his “Sbooch” missing, with his crew remaining silent as he questions them incessantly. The intriguing video has led to speculations about what is causing this upheaval on Suniel Shetty’s set and who has stolen his “Sbooch”.

 

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Speaking of the professional front, Shetty has an exciting lineup with films such as Hera Pheri 3 and Welcome to The Jungle being in his kitty. While fans are awaiting to get latest details of Hera Pheri 3, the actor has already started shooting for Welcome To The Jungle.

Also Read: Shocking revelation: Daler Mehndi was offered a role in Kajol’s Kuch Khatti Kuch Meethi; demanded higher fees than Suniel Shetty and Rishi Kapoor 

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Sonam Kapoor Ahuja to attend Wimbledon Women’s Finals in London, expected to make a fashion statement

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Sonam Kapoor Ahuja is set to make an appearance at the Women’s Wimbledon finals 2024 in London. Sonam's presence at this year's event at the historic All England Club will add more charm to the iconic venue renowned for hosting legendary tennis battles.

The Wimbledon Championship, established in 1877, is the world's oldest and most prestigious tennis tournament. All eyes will be on her to make a big fashion statement as she graces the event.

Sonam Kapoor known for her fashion sense has long been celebrated by global media for her impeccable fashion sense. Her consistently brilliant sartorial choices have made her a favourite amongst top fashion brands worldwide. Sonam’s status as a cultural ambassador for India is reflected in her ability to impact disruptive engagement on the brands she chooses to represent, both in India and internationally.

Recently, Sonam captivated audiences at Dior’s Haute Couture Fall/Winter Show in Paris. As she prepares for her comeback post-pregnancy, Sonam has two major projects lined up, including Battle for Bittora, with details of the second tentpole project being kept under wraps.

Also Read : Sonam Kapoor meets Malala Yousafzai at Maria Sharapova’s Wimbledon Anniversary Celebration

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Yo Yo Honey Singh’s airport encounter goes viral after fan’s surprising gesture

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Yo Yo Honey Singh, a singer, was recently seen at an airport where he was thronged by his fans. Among them, one took a selfie and went on to touch his feet. Honey Singh was taken aback by the gesture and heard stating, ‘Itna budha nahi hua mai’. The video quickly became viral.

Popular paparazzo Viral Bhayani uploaded the video with the caption: “This guy made our childhood awesome. He went viral before cheap internet. Yo Yo Honey Singh is a true legend.”

 

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Earlier this month, the singer made news when he criticized Spanish luxury fashion label Balenciaga after noticing a photographer wearing one of the brand's outfits. On Sunday, when he was leaving close friend and actress Sonakshi Sinha's wedding ceremony, the rapper confronted the photographer for wearing Balenciaga.

“What are you doing here wearing a Balenciaga outfit? Never wear a Balenciaga outfit. Google the reason behind it. There is a very bad controversy around it. I have burned all my Balenciaga clothes. They are bad people,” said Honey Singh.

He further said, “It is my best friend’s wedding, I am so happy. She got the best guy in Zaheer. I met him three years back. He is an awesome guy. And I hope he is going to keep her happy. Nahi toh hum dekh lenge usko”.

Balenciaga was in the spotlight in 2022 when two of its marketing campaigns were accused of "sexualising children". Following this, the luxury fashion house apologised. It also sued its production business, North Six Inc., for $25 million. A few photos showed toddlers posing with plush teddy bear backpacks featuring bondage-themed motifs. Another Balenciaga ad campaign included photographs of Supreme Court documents in a child pornography case. Later, the brand deleted all of the problematic photographs and made a thorough apology on Instagram.

While accepting full responsibility for the pictures and advertisements featuring youngsters wearing bondage-themed bags, Balenciaga shifted some of the blame for the second commercial on a "third party," presumably North Six Inc. This photoshoot used court papers from the 2008 Supreme Court decision, United States v Williams, as props.

Also Read : Badshah makes shocking move, ends feud with Honey Singh publicly at GraFest 2024

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Alia Bhatt begins filming for Alpha after rigorous four-month training

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Alia Bhatt has recently begun filming for the highly anticipated spy film Alpha. Sharvari Wagh is her co-star in the film. Earlier yesterday, Alia’s first snap from the set went viral. We now know that the actress received extensive training prior to the commencement of the shoot.

A source told Hindustan Times, “Alia has started shooting for Alpha on July 5th. The film presents her in a never-seen-before avatar. She has trained for about four months to prepare herself to play a super agent. She has five to six major action sequences in the film, and she needs to be at her fittest best. Alia has pushed her body to a breaking point because she has to look ruthless on screen.”

Alpha, which is billed as the first female led YRF Spy Universe Film, starts Alia as a super agent. It will be directed by Shiv Rawail, who previously directed YRF's globally successful and unanimously acclaimed Netflix series The Railway Men, which was inspired by the devastating Bhopal Gas Tragedy.

Earlier this week, the actress took to Instagram to post a video announcing that filming for the highly anticipated film had begun.

The clip showed Alpha written on it as Alia’s voiceover said, “The first alphabet of the Greek language and our motto – first, fastest and courageous. If you see, every city is a jungle, and every jungle is ruled by an Alpha”.

Needless to say, Alia Bhatt's introduction video has gotten netizens quite excited about the flick. Soon after the image was uploaded, fans rushed to the comments area, expressing their excitement for the film's release.

Alia Bhatt's standalone YRF Spy Universe film was confirmed earlier this year by Yash Raj Films CEO Akshaye Widhani, who had said, “As one of the most prized IPs, we take a lot of pride in it. So, there’s a lot of stuff that’s going to come in the spy universe. We’re going to see more and more films getting made under it. But of course, not going to share everything here. We will talk about it at a more opportune time. For now, I can say that Alia Bhatt is headlining a spy universe film.”

Later, it was reported that, in addition to Alia, Sharvari Wagh will also have a prominent role in the film.

Over time, YRF has developed its Spy Universe. Katrina Kaif and Deepika Padukone have previously appeared in YRF Spy Universe flicks. While Katrina portrayed ISI agent Zoya in the blockbuster Tiger franchise, Deepika played ISI spy Rubina in Shah Rukh Khan's Pathaan. Kiara Advani recently joined the Spy Universe. She will appear in Hrithik Roshan and Jr NTR's War 2.

Also Read : Alia Bhatt snapped shooting for Alpha, days after YRF announced title of its female-led spy-universe film

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EXCLUSIVE: Isha Talwar recalls Anil Kapoor doing 45 takes for Hamara Dil Aapke Paas Hai scene; says, “Whether it's right or wrong, I don't want to get into it. But it is too much”

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Isha Talwar, currently seen in the much-awaited third season of Mirzapur, recently shared a fascinating anecdote from her early acting days. In an interview with Bollywood Hungama, Talwar revealed a surprising connection to Satish Kaushik’s Hamara Dil Aapke Paas Hai starring Aishwarya Rai and Anil Kapoor.

A Childhood Role in a Bollywood Production While discussing her acting journey, Talwar disclosed a hidden gem from her filmography. "I was part of Hamara Dil Aapke Paas Hai," she admitted. Talwar played Aishwarya Rai's younger sister in the movie, the one with the memorable line, "Arey didi badi Handa City mai aai thi." Landing the Role Through Family Ties Talwar's entry into the film wasn't through a traditional audition process. Her father served as the executive producer on Hamara Dil Aapke Paas Hai, and the filmmakers were searching for a young actress for a specific role. Satish Kaushik, the film's director, knew Talwar through her father and suggested casting her for the small part, which consisted of only 2-3 scenes. Ishah Talwar Recalls Anil Kapoor Asking For 45 Takes Despite the brevity of her role, a specific memory from the sets left a lasting impression on young Talwar. She vividly remembers witnessing Anil Kapoor's dedication to his craft. "I remember Anil Kapoor would ask for 45 takes," Talwar shared. She described being in awe of Kapoor's commitment, particularly while filming an intense scene requiring him to scream. While Talwar, at the time, couldn't fully grasp the nuances of his technique, the experience stuck with her.

Talwar contrasted Kapoor's dedication with her own experiences, highlighting that the most retake she's ever done for a project was a mere 66 takes for a technical noodle commercial. In her acting career, she estimates the maximum number of takes she's required has never exceeded 10-12.

Also Read: Isha Talwar to star in Sony LIV’s Chamak, a web series exploring Punjab’s music industry 

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Aanand L Rai lauds Akshay Kumar's performance in Sarfira: “So much to learn from you SIR” 

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Filmmaker Aanand L Rai has showered praise on Akshay Kumar's performance in the upcoming film Sarfira. The special screening of Sarfira held in Mumbai a couple of days before its release saw the attendance of Akshay Kumar, Suriya (whose Tamil film Soorarai Pottru inspired the Hindi remake), Jyotika, and Radhika Madan, among others.

A Gem of a Film

Taking to Instagram Stories, Rai expressed his admiration for the film, calling it a "GEM." He particularly commended director Sudha Kongara's work, writing, "Last night I saw a GEM called #sarfira by @sudha_kongara! Loved it." Relentless Inspiration Rai went on to highlight Akshay Kumar's dedication and passion for storytelling. He stated, "And yesterday I understood the real meaning of 'Relentless' from my fav @akshaykumar! How to be relentlessly honest, relentlessly gutsy, relentlessly focused and to have relentless hunger for the great stories in your belly: So much to learn from you SIR." Radhika Madan's Stellar Performance Rai also acknowledged the performance of Radhika Madan, who plays the female lead in "Sarfira." He wrote, "And @radhikkamadan what a SARFIRI you are! You nailed it."

A Story of Grit and Determination Scheduled for release on July 12, Sarfira is directed by Sudha Kongara and stars Akshay Kumar, Radhika Madan, Paresh Rawal, and Seema Biswas. Suriya, who played the lead role in the original Tamil film, will make a special guest appearance in Sarfira. The film promises to be a captivating story set against the backdrop of India's startup scene and aviation industry.

 

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Suriya has also expressed his appreciation for Akshay Kumar's involvement in bringing the story of Captain G. R. Gopinath, the inspiration behind Sarfira, to a wider audience. Sharing the film's trailer on Instagram, Suriya wrote, "This is our respect to @capt_gr_gopinath sir, who inspired millions of Indians and thank you @akshaykumar sir for taking @sudha_kongara's story across our country and beyond! Proudly presenting the trailer of #sarfira."

Also Read: Sarfira Advance Booking Update: Akshay Kumar film sells 1800 tickets across national multiplex chains for Day 1; sends shockwave in the industry

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These 5 summer-friendly outfits worn by Raashii Khanna should feature in your closet!

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Raashii Khanna has set a benchmark when it comes to sporting trendy and minimalistic fashion statements. The actress has been turning heads with her summer-friendly ensembles that blend style, comfort, and a touch of glamour.

Here’s looking at the top 5 looks of Raashii Khanna, which have not failed to create turbulence in our closet!

Stunner in black

 

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Look no further than Raashii Khanna if you wish to leave people stunned with your style. The actress looked gorgeous in a black peplum top, which she paired with an elegant skirt.

Denim on denim power

 

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Raashii Khanna rocked this denim-on-denim look to the fullest, and left us gasping by pairing a slit skirt with a buttoned top.

Throwing sass like confetti

 

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Raashii Khanna knows how to skyrocket the oomph quotient, and she has done just that by donning this black strapless mini dress, which she paired with a dramatic jacket.

Co-ord bliss

 

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Raashii Khanna rocked this sassy blue body-hugging co-ord set, that totally accentuates her curves.

Classy in red

 

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Here's Raashii Khanna looking oh-so-gorgeous in this off-shoulder body-con piece.

On the work front, Raashii was last seen earlier this year in the horror film Aranmanai 4 with Tamannaah Bhatia. The film became a success at the box office. Her last Hindi film Yodha, with Sidharth Malhotra, also released this year.

Also Read: Raashii Khanna says she has given her ‘heart and soul’ to Talakhon Mein Ek; says, “It is one of the toughest films I have done”

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Ananya Panday and her BFF Shanaya Kapoor share all about their ‘Mehendi’ love as they attend the wedding festivities of Anant Ambani and Radhika Merchant

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While they shared updates from the grand four-day pre-wedding festivities of the Ambanis in March and later from their cruise party on social media, Ananya Panday and Shanaya Kapoor continue to share updates from the Anant Ambani and Radhika Merchant wedding celebrations too. From Sangeet to Haldi, the BFFs shared several glimpses on social media and continued to do so after attending the Mehendi ceremony too.

Ananya Panday gives glimpse of her ‘mehendi’ design

On Wednesday, July 10, the actress attended the Mehendi ceremony of Anant Ambani and Radhika Merchant in Mumbai where the actress confessed that she has been applying Heena on her hands after ages. In the first photo, the actress is flaunting her hands after she has applied mehendi whereas in another photo, she is seen showing off the design. She captioned the latter saying, “Applied mehendi after like 100 years and I think I’m still obsessed and want to do it all the time”. The design was a simple, small, yet elegant design.

Shanaya Kapoor calls it ‘memories forever’

The soon-to-be debutant actress also took to her Instagram feed to share a series of pictures of her applying mehendi. She captioned the photos saying, “mehendi today, memories forever!” She too flaunted her mehendi which was applied at the back of her hand. Her BFF Ananya shared a quirky comment on the post, referring to an inside joke and added, “You sabotaged me”. Meanwhile, Kapoor girl’s mother Maheep Kapoor dropped hearts and showering love on her daughter.

 

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About Anant Ambani and Radhika Merchant’s Mehendi function

While celebrities have been a part of every function of the Anant Ambani and Radhika Merchant wedding, the Mehendi ceremony too was no different and was indeed a starry affair. From actors like Sanjay Dutt, Ranveer Singh, Meezan Jafri, to cricketer Mahendra Singh Dhoni to actresses like Janhvi Kapoor, Manushi Chhillar to filmmaker Atlee and his wife Priya to politicians Uddhav Thackeray and son Aditya Thackeray, many of them attended this special event.

Also Read: Ananya Panday shares pictures of her enjoying Anant Ambani’s haldi with BFF Shanaya Kapoor, Khushi Kapoor, and others

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Zaheer Iqbal shares cute romantic moments with wife Sonakshi Sinha

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Sonakshi Sinha and Zaheer Iqbal make a cute duo. After a 7-year courtship, the stars married on June 23, 2024, in an intimate yet lovely wedding. The pair has been sharing gorgeous photos and videos from their wedding and reception, which show their love for one another. Zaheer has now shared a glimpse into the beautiful moments he captured with his wife, highlighting their past and now, from dating to wedding.

Zaheer Iqbal took to Instagram Stories to provide a preview of two photos containing touching moments with his wife, Sonakshi Sinha. The first picture appear to be from a vacation during their courting time. Sona and Zaheer were photographed standing in the snow, dressed in warm winter clothing. They hugged as Zaheer kissed her on the forehead.

The second frame featured a photo from their recent wedding reception photoshoot, which also serves as their current Instagram profile image. Sona could be seen smiling in the photo, leaning on her husband's shoulder as he opened his arms.

On July 10, Sonakshi Sinha and Zaheer Iqbal posted an ASMR video from their big wedding reception in Mumbai on Instagram. The video captured the happiness they enjoyed with their friends and family. The video included footage of Sonakshi's parents, Shatrughan and Poonam Sinha, as well as stars Huma Qureshi, Kajol, Anil Kapoor, Salman Khan, Rekha, Arbaaz Khan, Saqib Saleem, Aditi Rao Hydari, Siddharth, Rajkummar Rao, and others. The bride and groom were seen dancing their hearts out at the party.

The caption of the post summarized their memorable day as it read, “Shaadi ASMR. Feel it, Enjoy it… like we did. Big shout out to all our friends, families and teams for giving us the PERFECT wedding!! Sona aur Zaheer ki shaadi… ek EPICCCCCCC PARTY toh banti haiiiii bosssss!!!”

Also Read : Zaheer Iqbal shares throwback pic featuring Sonakshi Sinha; says “I knew it’s forever”

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Taha Shah Badussha meets “Lifelong idol” Tom Cruise in London: “Pinch me!”

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Bollywood actor Taha Shah Badussha recently had a fan moment most would envy! The rising star, known for his role in the series Heeramandi: The Diamond Bazaar, shared a heartwarming encounter with Hollywood legend Tom Cruise.

From Cannes to London: A Starstruck Encounter Following his well-received performance in Heeramandi and his appearance at the 77th Cannes International Film Festival, Taha took to Instagram to document a special moment. On July 10, he uploaded a series of photos showcasing his meeting with Tom Cruise.

The images capture a genuine moment of admiration. Taha beams with a look of awe as he stands beside Cruise, both actors sharing a bright smile. His caption perfectly encapsulates the feeling: "Pinch me! Just met my lifelong idol. The one and only Tom Cruise!"

 

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Worlds Collide: Representing Indian Cinema in London

While details surrounding the encounter remain undisclosed, it appears their paths crossed in London. Cruise was reportedly attending the European premiere of the 2024 film Twisters to support his Top Gun: Maverick co-star, Glen Powell, who stars in the new movie. Taha, enjoying his time in London, is said to have been representing Indian cinema at the prestigious event.

Also Read: Taha Shah Badussha recalls missed opportunity with Karan Johar: “He didn’t want to see me at all”

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Sandeep Reddy Vanga is creating “heroic character” for Prabhas in “Pakka Commercial Entertainer” Spirit: Report

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Filmmaker Sandeep Reddy Vanga has set his sights on a new project titled Spirit. This highly anticipated film will see him team up with the superstar Prabhas, known for his action hero roles in movies like Saaho and Baahubali. According to the latest buzz, Spirit promises to be a crowd-pleasing experience for fans across India.

Sandeep Reddy Vanga’s Vision For Prabhas’ Spirit While Vanga's previous films have explored themes of love and family drama, Spirit marks his foray into the action genre. A report by PinkVilla quoted a source revealing, "Sandeep Reddy Vanga has written a ‘Pakka Commercial Entertainer’ for Spirit. This cop action film will cater to a wide audience and will be packed with entertainment and emotional moments."

The source further elaborated that Vanga is aiming to redefine the cop genre with Prabhas at the helm. "Prabhas' fans have been eager to see him in a straightforward commercial film, and this is exactly what Vanga is crafting. He's revelling in the process of creating a heroic character and building the film's narrative," the source added. Prabhas’ Packed Schedule With Spirit gearing up for production by the end of 2024, Prabhas has a busy schedule ahead. He juggles commitments for films like Salaar 2, Hanu Raghavapudi's next project, and Kalki 2898 AD 2. He is currently seen in Nag Ashwin’s Kalki 2898 AD. The film also stars Deepika Padukone, Amitabh Bachchan and Kamal Haasan.

Also Read: Nargis Fakhri eager to work with Sandeep Reddy Vanga: “Look at how well he drafted characters for even the females of his film”

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Deepika Padukone may not be a part of Kalki 2898 AD sequel: “The producers may decide…”

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Director Nag Ashwin is the man of the moment. With Kalki 2898 AD showing no signs of slackening its hold at the box office, Nag, who is married to the producer C Aswani Dutt’s daughter Priyanka (Nag earlier directed the Savitri bio-pic Mahaniti for his in-laws) is all set direct the sequel to Mahaniti.

A source in the know informed, “The sequel was planned anyhow, no matter what the fate of Kalki. Now that it has proven to be a money spinner beyond anything, the producers expected, the sequel is being expedited.”

It is reliably learnt that the Kalki 2898 AD sequel will star Amitabh Bachchan, Prabhas and Kamal Haasan again. Kamal Haasan, who had only a cameo appearance in the first part, will be one of the pivotal characters in the sequel.

It is not very clear at the moment whether Deepika Padukone would be a part of the Kalki 2898 AD sequel. Multiple sources inform me that the producers are willing to wait for Deepika to complete her maternity leave.

“But now with the clamour for the sequel growing with the mounting success of the first film, the producers may decide to replace Deepika in the sequel,” a source revealed.

Significantly Kalki 2898 AD has not performed as well in its original Telugu language as was expected. But it has swept the box office in the cow belt.

With this film, Nag Ashwin has joined the ranks of the biggest Indian film directors alongside SS Rajamouli, Sanjay Leela Bhansali and Karan Johar.

Also Read: Ranveer Singh calls watching Deepika Padukone in Kalki 2898 AD “trippy” experience; latter says, “Real review will come now when we go home”

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Ravi Dubey opens up about his zero-budget production TACIIT: “The film deals with domestic abuse”

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Indian actor Ravi Dubey recently opened up about his zero-budget production TACIIT, produced under his production house, Dreamiyata Musiic. Alongside his wife, Sargun Mehta, Ravi has co-produced multiple movies, songs, and shows, establishing themselves as prominent figures in the entertainment industry. Their recent production, ‘Ve Haaniyaan’, has achieved significant success, surpassing 100 million views on YouTube and even outperformed Miley Cyrus' ‘Flowers’ on Instagram.

In a recent interview with Filmfare, Ravi was asked about the recognition TACIIT has received in India and the UK.

Talking about how important it was for him to create such a socially aware project, Ravi responded and said, “Thank you. It has always been our intention to create stories with concepts that resonate with us. It is not about the nickels and the pennies. We have been blessed with the opportunity and gradually are being blessed with the infrastructure to tell stories that make people think about the way they are living their lives, that make people think about social justice. So, TACIIT basically deals with domestic abuse and the victims of domestic abuse. We highlight social justice for them and try to create awareness for them. That was the basic intention of this project.”

He continued, “I think we also wanted to set a template for ourselves in which we can produce content under a conservative budget. The intention is not always to make it a zero-budget project, but to be very realistic about the budget. We try not to spend too much on frills and fancies. We always try to keep the melody of a project intact. So, I'm more excited about the fact that we've collectively been able to do something which hasn't cost us anything.”

Ravi's dedication to creating meaningful content and his ability to do so on a limited budget showcase his commitment to storytelling and social awareness.

Also Read : Sargun Mehta on falling for Ravi Dubey; says, “I felt that he is like those men you read about in books”

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Sonakshi Sinha hugs Salman Khan, cheers up emotional Rekha, dances with Anil Kapoor in wedding reception: “Shaadi ASMR. Feel it, Enjoy it… like we did”

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Sonakshi Sinha and Zaheer Iqbal's wedding reception was a star-studded night filled with laughter, dancing, and heartwarming moments. The newlyweds recently shared a delightful video showcasing the highlights of their grand celebration.

A Night of Revelry The video opens with Sonakshi and Zaheer making a grand entrance, greeting the paparazzi and posing for pictures. The energy is infectious as the couple dances to classic Bollywood hits like ‘Teri Chunariya’ and ‘Chhaiyya Chaiyya,’ along with some upbeat tracks by Yo Yo Honey Singh. Friends and Family Shower Love The video beautifully captures Sonakshi's warm bond with her loved ones. We see her share a tight hug with her best friend Huma Qureshi, click a selfie with Kajol, groove with the evergreen Anil Kapoor, and hug Salman Khan. A heartwarming moment shows Sonakshi comforting an emotional Rekha, whispering words of encouragement - a sweet gesture that touched many fans. Starry Guest List The reception was a star-studded affair with celebrities like Rajkummar Rao, Arbaaz Khan, Ayush Sharma, Siddharth, and Aditi Rao Hydari gracing the dance floor. The video features glimpses of the guests dancing to popular Bollywood numbers like ‘Mujhse Shaadi Karogi’ and ‘Yeh Kaali Kaali Aankhein.’ Family Comes First The video also showcases Sonakshi's close family ties. We see her mother Poonam Sinha plant a loving kiss on her cheek, followed by a picture-perfect moment with her father. Sonakshi and Zaheer captioned the video "Shaadi ASMR. Feel it, Enjoy it… like we did," perfectly capturing the infectious energy of their wedding reception. Congratulations once again to the happy couple!

 

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For the unversed, after seven years of dating each other, the two tied the knot in Mumbai on June 23. They even starred together in the 2022 film Double XL and a couple of music videos. 

Also Read: Sonakshi Sinha reveals how Shah Rukh Khan made Zaheer Iqbal’s day on wedding, see UNSEEN pics  

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Trade experts predict that Akshay Kumar-starrer Sarfira will open in the range of Rs. 5-6 crores: “Such an opening is not befitting the stardom of Akshay Kumar”

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The Akshay Kumar-starrer Sarfira is all set to release on Friday, July 12. Until Wednesday, July 10 afternoon, less than 1,000 tickets of the film were sold for the first day in the three major national chains – PVR, Inox and Cinepolis. We spoke to trade experts to learn more about the film’s buzz.

Trade veteran Taran Adarsh sighed, “The buzz is low and there’s not much hype about it. But I guess this is a word-of-mouth film. The original, Soorarai Pottru (2020), was a beautiful film and the National Award it got was a much deserved one. I am sure Sarfira will also be a faithful remake. The casting of Akshay Kumar and Paresh Rawal is an interesting one. They are coming together after a long time.”

Trade analyst Atul Mohan also agreed on the word-of-mouth bit and hoped, “Sarfira nikal jaayegi. It’s an inspirational film. Akshay Kumar, before the pandemic, was in a phase where he gave films like Mission Mangal (2019), Toilet: Ek Prem Katha(2017), Pad Man (2018) etc. He was appreciated for these films. This film is in that zone.”

He continued, “After the lockdown, he went into the out-and-out commercial space be it Sooryavanshi, Bachchhan Paandey, Bade Miyan Chote Miyan etc. The family audience will come to see it. The families have anyway come in large numbers this year to the cinemas.”

He also rejected the notion that Sarfira might not get the patronage as its original version and its Hindi dubbed version is out already, “How many people have access to OTT? I know many who have not seen the original film.”

Raj Bansal, the owner of Entertainment Paradise in Jaipur, however, feels that it’s not the content that is going against the film. He said, “It is due to the actor. Content kisko pata hai? The actor appears in five films a year. Public bore ho jaati hai.”

He continued, “The buzz is negligible. But it’ll open better than Selfiee (2023) and Mission Raniganj (2023). The opening should be in the range of Rs. 5-6 crores. With the reports I am hearing from friends in Mumbai, the response is encouraging. It might not take a decent opening but will pick up in the subsequent shows.” While Selfiee opened at Rs. 2.55 crores, Mission Raniganj’s first-day collections were Rs. 2.80 crores.

The trade experts confirmed that five years ago, a film like Sarfira would have been a safe proposition. Taran Adarsh explained, “But today, the people wait for the public report to come out before taking a call. I hope it gets a decent start because it’s very important not just for Akshay Kumar but also for the industry.”

Raj Bansal agreed, “5 years ago, it would have opened in double digits. Ab sab gadbad ho gaya.” He feels that a subject of this kind will alienate a section of the audience, “The mass is not interested in knowing who run down whom in the airline industry. Those who travel frequently by planes might be interested.”

Taran Adarsh opened up more on the film’s buzz, “The advance booking is not too strong. It also faces competition from Hindustani 2. There’s not much awareness about it but it’s a brand. You never know when these films will surprise. Even for Kalki 2898 AD, it was said that ‘buzz nahin hai’. The other obstacle is next week’s release, Bad Newz. The youth liked the trailer and the song ‘Tauba Tauba’ is a rage. The showcasing of Sarfira will be affected by it.”

He further said, “I hope it doesn’t open under Rs. 4 crores. It should open at Rs. 5 crores. But that’s not befitting the stardom of Akshay Kumar.”

When asked if he fears that the makers might opt for Buy One Get One (BOGO) ticket-free scheme, Taran Adarsh replied, “If that happens, it’ll be a big letdown for a star cast film. It spoils people. Munjyaand Srikanth never implemented this scheme. These are the films that everyone would have pardoned had they opted for it. But with Sarfira, which has a face value, the makers can’t and they shouldn’t opt for it. Going for BOGO on the first day is like aapne pehle din hi hathyaar daal diye.”

Also Read: Akshay Kumar praises Radhikka Madan’s outstanding work in Sarfira at Pune screening; says, “The Best Performance I Have Ever Seen”

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Deepika Padukone flaunts baby bump in adorable pic with Orry and Ranveer Singh

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Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh are keeping fans updated on their pregnancy journey, and their latest social media moment is pure gold! Popular internet sensation Orhan Awatramani, better known as Orry, shared a heartwarming picture featuring himself with the soon-to-be parents.

Orry's Signature Pose Gets a Bump-tious Upgrade The photo, taken during Anant Ambani and Radhika Merchant's sangeet ceremony, shows Orry striking his signature pose - hand on bump and a playful pout. Deepika, radiant in a stunning purple saree by Torani, cradles her baby bump with a smile. Ranveer, ever the supportive husband, stands beside them with a happy grin, his hand on Orry's shoulder. The actress looked regal in her attire, completing the look with a sleek bun and a statement choker.

For the unversed, Deepika and Ranveer announced their pregnancy in March 2024, and are expecting their baby in September. 

Speaking of the professional front, Deepika is currently seen in Kalki 2898 AD. The film, directed by Nag Ashwin, also stars Prabhas, Amitabh Bachchan, and Kamal Haasan. It was released on June 27. The film ended on a cliffhanger with a promise of an exciting sequel. 

On the other hand, Ranveer’s last big screen appearance was Rocky Aur Rani Kii Prem Kahaani, a Karan Johar directorial also starring Alia Bhatt. Ranveer has an exciting lineup with films like Singham Again and Don 3 being in his kitty. 

Also Read: Ranveer Singh calls watching Deepika Padukone in Kalki 2898 AD “trippy” experience; latter says, “Real review will come now when we go home”

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Hina Khan battles Breast Cancer with determination, shares emotional Instagram post

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Despite various hurdles, Hina Khan remains determined in her fight against breast cancer. Hina recently stated that she had been diagnosed with stage 3 breast cancer. Hina shared a  post to her Instagram story on Wednesday. “Nobody can take away your pain but Allah,” read the post shared by Hina. The actress captioned it: “Please Allah please.”

Hina has opted to cut her hair in support of her journey and continues to inspire her followers with her unwavering commitment through meaningful social media posts.

Hina Khan, known for her iconic role as Akshara in TV show Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai, recently opened up about her diagnosis and prompting an outpouring of support from her friends and fans.

Hina also posted a video on Instagram of herself attending an award ceremony. She said in the caption that, despite her illness, she took a "conscious choice to normalise" her presence. She went on to say that she took the medal at the occasion and immediately rushed to the hospital for her first chemotherapy session.

She continued, “We become what we believe in and I have decided to take this challenge as an opportunity to reinvent myself, again. I have decided to keep the spirit of positivity as the first tool in my toolkit. I choose to Normalise this experience for me and I have consciously decided to manifest the outcome I desire. For me, my work commitments matter. For me my motivation, passion and art matters. I refuse to bow down. This award that I received right before my first chemo was not my motivation alone, in fact I attended this event to reassure my self that I am living up to the benchmark, I have set up for myself. MIND OVER MATTER. I attended the event and went straight up to the hospital for my first chemo. I humbly urge everyone out there too to first Normalise the challenges of your lives then set goals for yourself and try to live up to them all along the way. No matter how hard. Never back down. Never give up.”

Also Read : Hina Khan shares another ‘Scarred but not Scared’ post as she inspires every woman battling their own struggles

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Priyanka Chopra shares adorable beach moments with daughter Malti and mother Madhu, see pics and videos 

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Global icon Priyanka Chopra recently took some time off to enjoy the sun and sand with her mother Madhu Chopra and daughter Malti Marie Chopra Jonas. In a series of heartwarming photos in an IG post, Priyanka Chopra shared moments of pure joy with her daughter and mother. Little Malti Marie, with her sandy toes, could be seen running gleefully on the beach, while Priyanka enjoyed some quiet reading time by the water.

PeeCee Takes A Wholesome Family Break  The photos and videos featured Malti Marie happily running on the beach with sandy toes, enjoying reading time with Priyanka, and even getting her tiny hands messy while sitting atop a tree. The images radiated warmth and love, showcasing Priyanka, Madhu, and Malti Marie sharing precious moments together. 

During this beach holiday, Priyanka and her family immersed themselves in nature. They explored lush green landscapes where kangaroos grazed, experienced serene moments by a lake at sunset, and observed a white bird and a pebble on the beach. Priyanka also enjoyed a peaceful drive, holding Malti's hand. The trio also enjoyed simple pleasures, like sharing ice cream on a sunny day. Priyanka, Madhu, and Malti Marie indulged in butterscotch, mint, and chocolate gelatos. A particularly endearing moment captured Malti Marie with ice cream smeared around her mouth. 

 

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Priyanka Chopra Vacationing With Family In Australia This isn't the first time Priyanka has shared a peek into her family life. In a previous Instagram post, she posted a video of her time in Australia with her husband, Nick Jonas, and Malti Marie. The video showed candid moments of family life intertwined with her work on her upcoming film, The Bluff. From Malti's playful antics on the beach to family movie nights watching Frozen, the video highlighted the balance Priyanka maintains between her professional commitments and personal life.

 

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Speaking of the professional front, the 41-year-old actress will next be seen in The Bluff, a film set in the 19th-century Caribbean, where she plays a former female pirate. It is directed by Frank E. Flowers and produced by the Russo Brothers' AGBO Studios and Amazon MGM Studios. Additionally, she will star in Heads of State and Jee Le Zaraa.

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Vicky Kaushal, Atlee and Disha Patani groove to Tauba Tauba from Bad Newz at Anant-Radhika's sangeet

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The pre-wedding festivities for Anant Ambani and Radhika Merchant were all about grandeur, elegance, and musical nights. Bollywood A-listers celebrated with the couple and danced their hearts out. Vicky Kushal, Atlee, and Disha Patani can be seen dancing to ‘Tauba Tauba’ from Bad Newz in a viral video during Anant-Radhika's sangeet.

Vicky Kaushal dances with Atlee

On Wednesday, a paparazzo shot a video on Instagram of Vicky Kaushal and Jawan director Atlee dancing to the song ‘Tauba Tauba’ from Vicky's forthcoming film Bad Newz. The video also included Disha Patani and Sara Ali Khan dancing alongside the actor-director team.

 

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Ranveer Singh and Arjun Kapoor Prank Badshah

Another video shows Ranveer Singh and Arjun Kapoor attempting to play a prank on Indian singer-rapper Badshah. Ranveer later hugged him tightly. Ranveer and Arjun had worked together on YRF's Gunday and have a terrific rapport ever then. The duo are back again in Rohit Shetty's cop action-thriller Singham Again, where Arjun plays the adversary.

 

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Bollywood stars shine at Anant and Radhika's sangeet celebration

Anant and Radhika celebrated Sangeet at the Nita Mukesh Ambani Cultural Centre (NMACC) in Mumbai. Madhuri Dixit, Alia Bhatt, Shahid Kapoor, Ranbir Kapoor, Sidharth Malhotra, Kiara Advani, Deepika Padukone, Disha Patani, Mouni Roy, Janhvi Kapoor, Sara Ali Khan, Vicky Kaushal, and others attended the event.

Anant and Radhika's grand wedding from July 12 to 14

Anant and Radhika's wedding celebrations will go off on July 12 with the Shubh Vivah ceremony. Guests are invited to dress traditionally in Indian garb. The festivities will end with Shubh Aashirwad on July 13 and Mangal Utsav on July 14.

Ambani and Merchant families

Anant is the son of Mukesh Ambani, the chairman of Reliance Industries, and Nita Ambani, a philanthropist and businesswoman. He is the grandson of Dhirubhai Ambani, the late founder of Reliance Industries. Radhika is the daughter of Viren Merchant, the CEO of Encore Healthcare, and Shaila Viren Merchant.

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Anant Ambani performs Shiv Puja with Mukesh Ambani as Amit Trivedi sings 'Namo Namo'

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The Ambani residence, Antilia, was a sight to behold on Wednesday evening as the family hosted a series of pre-wedding functions for Anant Ambani and Radhika Merchant. Among the highlights of the evening was a captivating live performance by music composer and singer Amit Trivedi, who serenaded the guests with his popular track 'Namo Namo' from the movie Kedarnath. As Trivedi's soulful rendition filled the air, Anant Ambani and his father, Mukesh Ambani, were seen performing a Shiv Puja, invoking blessings for the upcoming nuptials.

A glimpse of tradition and elegance

In the video shared on Instagram, Anant was dressed in a striking blue kurta, while Mukesh Ambani opted for a traditional white outfit. Another clip showed the bride-to-be, Radhika Merchant, posing with Anant and a priest, looking resplendent in a multi-coloured lehenga. The ceremony reflected the rich cultural heritage and traditions of India, with the Ambani family ensuring every detail was meticulously planned.

Nita Ambani's heartwarming interaction with paparazzi

Earlier in the day, Nita Ambani charmed the internet with her warm interaction with the paparazzi stationed outside Antilia. Dressed in a regal blue saree, Nita stepped out to greet the media, expressing her gratitude for their presence. In a heartfelt gesture, she promised to send prasad to the paps, recognizing their efforts in covering the family's joyous celebrations. This candid moment between Nita Ambani and the paparazzi added a personal touch to the grand festivities.

Upcoming wedding ceremonies

The main wedding ceremonies for Anant Ambani and Radhika Merchant are set to begin on July 12. The Shubh Vivah or wedding function will kick off the celebrations, with a dress code of Indian traditional attire. This will be followed by Shubh Aashirwad on July 13, where guests are expected to wear Indian formal wear. The grand finale, the Mangal Utsav or wedding reception, will take place on July 14, with a dress code of Indian chic. All these functions will be hosted at the Jio World Centre in BKC, promising a lavish and memorable experience for all attendees.

A celebration of love and culture

The pre-wedding functions of Anant Ambani and Radhika Merchant are a testament to the rich cultural heritage of India and the Ambani family's commitment to tradition. With music, rituals, and heartfelt moments, the celebrations are set to be an unforgettable prelude to the couple's new journey together. As the wedding day approaches, the excitement and anticipation continue to build, promising a series of events that will be remembered for years to come.

Also Read: Aaliyah Kashyap calls Anant Ambani and Radhika Merchant’s wedding “circus” and claims she received PR invite: “Why will I go and make PR reels for that?”

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Abhishek Bachchan gives emotional salute to sacrifices of Kargil heroes on 25th anniversary; Indian army REACTS

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The Indian Army shared a poignant video featuring Bollywood's Abhishek Bachchan, who offered a heartfelt tribute on the 25th Kargil Vijay Divas, reflecting patriotism and gratitude while highlighting Bollywood's profound respect for the armed forces. Abhishek Bachchan’s words were filled with respect and emotion as he began, "On this 25th anniversary of Kargil, firstly I'd like to remember all the great martyrs who gave the supreme sacrifice to keep us safe and for the sovereignty of this nation, of this great nation," honouring the ultimate sacrifice of our brave soldiers.

With deep respect, Abhishek Bachchan added, "My respect, love for all of you in the armed forces remains and grows with each given day." He also highlighted the significance of this milestone, "25 years of remembrance, of bravery and most of all from us citizens of the country, of an immense feeling of safety and pride that we know that you all are there on the borders taking care of us." Interestingly, Abhishek also portrayed the heroic Captain Vikram Batra in the film LOC: Kargil, making his tribute even more personal. He signed off with immense love and respect for the armed forces, remembering the fallen heroes. "My love for you is boundless, my respect grows every day and my remembrance to the brothers and sisters that we have lost. Jai Hind."

 

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Abhishek's tribute is not just a salute to the sacrifice of our frontline heroes, but a heartfelt message that will resonate with every Indian.

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Actor Guruchan Singh CLARIFIES on his disappearance not being a publicity stunt; says, “If I wanted publicity, I could have given interviews to talk about the pending dues for TMKOC”

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Best known for the show, Taarak Ka Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah, actor Gurucharan Singh sent media into frenzy after he disappeared for over twenty days. While his concerned family and fans were curious to know about his whereabouts, about a few weeks later, the actor returned to his home, safe and sound. While he has not been revealing much about his sudden trip, in a recent interaction, the actor decided to clarify certain rumours doing the rounds including the buzz about his disappearance being a publicity stunt.

Gurucharan Singh reveals he is yet to receive payment for Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah

In an interview with Bombay Times, Gurucharan opened up about people calling his disappearance a publicity stunt as he said, “Many people think I planned my disappearance for publicity, but that’s not true. If I wanted publicity, I could have given interviews to talk about the pending dues for my work in Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah. I could have used social media to do that, but I didn’t.” He also added that he was not too keen on discussing about his disappearance with the media and added, “Even after coming back home, I didn’t give any interviews, but now I am speaking up because I want to clarify certain things that people are saying about me”.

Gurucharan Singh confesses that he did not want to return

Although the actor voluntarily returned to his home, he confessed in the interview that he was not keen on doing so but believed that he received a sign from the Almighty. “I have always been spiritual because of my parents and at this point in life when I was feeling low, I turned towards God. I went on a spiritual journey and had no plans of coming back. But God gave me a sign and that made me return home,” he added.

Also Read: Delhi Police visits TMKOC sets amid Gurucharan Singh disappearance

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EXCLUSIVE: Himani Shivpuri reveals the reason behind the mega-stardom of Salman Khan and Shah Rukh Khan; says, “They are like heart and brain”

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Having worked with the 90s superstars as well as after being a part of iconic films like Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge, Kuch Kuch Hota Hai, Hum Aapke Hain Koun, among many others, Himani Shivpuri has countless anecdotes to share and beautiful memories to recall about her Bollywood journey. Considering that she has worked extensively with both Shah Rukh Khan and Salman Khan, the actress couldn’t stop praising their nature in her recent interview with Bollywood Hungama, so much so that she gushed about SRK’s chivalry and Bhaijaan’s kind heart.

Himani Shivpuri reveals they are kindest people on sets

During the Rapid-Fire round with Bollywood Hungama, Himani Shivpuri was asked about the people who are kindest to everyone on the sets and the actress’ first immediate reply were the Khans. She said, "From all the people I have worked with, Shah Rukh and Salman are the kindest. It is because Salman got a heart of gold and Shah Rukh is always courteous".

Veteran actress reveals the reason behind them being megastars

In the same round, when she was further asked about the reason that makes them megastars who continue to rule Bollywood even today, she had the perfect answer for it. "They do have talent because without talent you can't survive. And Shah Rukh is so smart and intelligent, and Salman is good at heart. So I think they are like the heart and brain".

Himani Shivpuri has collaborated with Shah Rukh Khan and Salman Khan in many films

While she has featured in several Shah Rukh Khan films like Anjaam, Trimurti, Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge aka DDLJ, Kuch Kuch Hota Hai, Pardes, Koyla, Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham aka K3G, she has also shared screen space with Salman Khan too in several movies like, Hum Aapke Hain Koun, Veergati, Khamoshi: The Musical, Jab Pyaar Kisise Hota Hai, Bandhan, Hum Saath Saath Hain, Dulhan Hum Le Jayenge, Chal Mere Bhai, among others.

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Bhumi Pednekar exudes perfect summer vibes in the latest set of bikini selfies

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Bhumi Pednekar, who has explored with glamorous and non-glamorous roles onscreen, loves to showcase her fashionable side on social media. Apart from known for her acting chops, the actress also enjoys a good fan following on many social media platforms. Recently, treating her fans to a new set of pictures, Bhumi gave them a glimpse of what she was up to this summer.

Bhumi Pednekar posts bikini selfies

The Bhakshak actress took to Instagram and shared several photos of her in different bikinis which ranged from crochet to floral prints to solid colours. The actress exuded perfect summery vibes in these photos which she captioned saying, “Sunny selfies ?? #Summer2024”. Going by the photos, it seemed that the actress spent quite a bit of time exploring beaches and relaxing on the sunbed.

Reacting to the post, many fans took to the post to share comments and several netizens also dropped heart and fire emojis, showering their love on it. A fan captioned these pictures saying, “My sunshine girl” whereas another one added, “So sexy so hot”. Yet another user called her “Stunning beauty” and one of them even said, “Setting up the instagram on fire”.

 

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About Bhumi Pednekar

Bhumi Pednekar, who recently received rave reviews for her role as a powerful journalist in Bhakshak, will next be seen in the film Meri Patni Ka Remake, which is also expected to feature Arjun Kapoor and Rakul Preet Singh. Meanwhile, the actress is also gearing up to make her web-series debut with the Amazon Prime Video Originals Daldal which will feature her in the role of a police officer for the first time.

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Bigg Boss OTT 3: Shivangi Khedkar celebrates Sai Ketan Rao’s birthday; kisses the identical ring chain worn by them in this cute video

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Sai Ketan Rao, currently making waves in the Bigg Boss OTT 3 house, received a special birthday celebration from his best friend and former co-star, Shivangi Khedkar. Despite Sai's absence, Shivangi made sure to mark the occasion by cutting a cake and sharing a touching message for him.

Shivangi Khedkar shares a cute video for her BFF on his special day

In the video she shared, Shivangi expressed her pride and encouragement for Sai Ketan Rao, affectionately addressing him as ‘Tutu’. She said, "Many, many happy returns of the day, Tutu. I know this birthday of yours, we are not together, but I just want to say that I am very, very proud of you. I am so happy that you are finally acknowledging all those thoughts which you were running away from. I want you to win the trophy, but even if you don't win, I know that you are acknowledging those things, and you are going to come out as a new person. I can't wait to celebrate this one with you. Please, please win the trophy and come." In the birthday video, Shivangi kissed the identical ring chain she wears along with Sai, adding a romantic touch to her heartfelt message.

 

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About Sai Ketan Rao and Shivangi Khedkar

Sai Ketan Rao and Shivangi Khedkar, fondly known as #Saishi by their admirers, created magic on screen with their chemistry in Mehndi Hai Rachne Waali. Their collaboration not only brought them professional success but also forged a close personal bond. Shivangi even visited the Bigg Boss house on a Weekend Ka Vaar episode to support and motivate him. During the same, some of the Bigg Boss contestants noticed the same locket and chain around Sai Ketan Rao's neck that Shivangi Khedkar was spotted wearing during the episode.

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Vicky Kaushal takes nostalgic trip – from first audition to fan frenzy, 12 years in the making: “Ever so grateful for all your love and blessings

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Vicky Kaushal on Wednesday took a trip down memory lane on social media. He shared a heartwarming post that captured his journey in the film industry, spanning 12 remarkable years. The actor is currently promoting his upcoming movie Bad Newz and was in Jaipur.

The first image showcased a young and determined Vicky, presumably attending his first-ever film audition. The raw ambition in his eyes resonated with aspiring actors everywhere. The contrasting second photo transported fans to the present day, depicting Vicky surrounded by a throng of enthusiastic admirers in Jaipur, presumably during the promotion of his upcoming film, Bad Newz.

With just a heart emoji, Vicky acknowledged the immense love and support he has received throughout his cinematic adventure. He wrote, “This day, 12 years apart… nothing is overnight. Ever so grateful for all your love and blessings.”

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Meanwhile, Vicky Kaushal will next star in Bad Newz, scheduled for July 19, 2024 release. The film also stars Triptii Dimri and Ammy Virk. It is helmed by Anand Tiwari.

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Dil Ko Tumse Pyaar Hua actors Akshit Sukhija and Aditi Tripathi share insights about the show and here’s what they have to say!

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Amid its lineup of shows like Anupama, Ghum Hai Kisikey Pyaar Mein, Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai, Udne Ki Aasha, among others that focus on family drama and romance, Star Plus has ventured into another new show titled Dil Ko Tumse Pyaar Hua. Starring Aditi Tripathi as Deepika and Akshit Sukhija as Chirag, the show, set against the backdrop of Rajasthan, explores the journey of these two lovers who have to face hurdles from society and family.

Akshit Sukhija, who will be seen essaying the character of Dr. Chirag, opened up about the show and his chemistry with Aditi as he shared, "The show Dil Ko Tumse Pyaar Hua will depict the tale of two individuals, Deepika and Chirag, who hail from different backgrounds, but their opinions and aspects of how they view life are similar. It will be interesting how the love story of Deepika and Chirag unfolds in the show. The show will depict different flavours in terms of cast, screenplay, and emotions. My character Chirag is dedicated to his work. I am enjoying portraying the character of Chirag; it is an intriguing one."

Meanwhile, Aditi Tripathi, who debuts on Star Plus with the show Dil Ko Tumse Pyaar Hua, shared her excitement and said, "I am portraying the character of Deepika in the show Dil Ko Tumse Pyaar Hua; this is my debut with Star Plus, and I feel truly blessed and grateful to be a part of it. Deepika is someone who has faced hurdles and obstacles in her life, but at the same time, she also cares for those who have done injustice to her. If you are a kind-hearted person, God will grant your wishes and also help you pave your way through the struggles. Just like me, Deepika is a Shri Krishna Bakht, and getting an opportunity to portray Deepika is a blessing from Shri Krishna. Deepika believes in standing up for herself and keeping her viewpoint."

About the show

The promo of the Star Plus show introduced audiences to Deepika, Akshit Sukhija, and Jhanvi played by Urvashi Pardeshi. It showcased the struggles and hardships Deepika faces in her house, where she is ill-treated by her stepmother and stepsister. It is during this time that Chirag encounters Deepika at a blood donation camp and is impressed by her generosity and kindness. It is later that Chirag's family proposes marriage for Jhanvi (Deepika's sister), and Chirag chooses Deepika over Jhanvi, which does not go well with both families. It will be interesting to witness how the story unfolds and what happens next in Deepika and Chirag's lives. Dil Ko Tumse Pyaar Hua is to air on Star Plus at 7 pm from July 15 onwards.

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Sidharth Malhotra and Kiara Advani share their experience of attending Wimbledon Quarter finals

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Sidharth Malhotra and Kiara Advani recently were seen at their stylish best as they attended the Tennis Championship - Wimbledon Quarter finals in London. Sharing their experience, both actors took to their respective social media pages to not only share a sneak peek with photos but also pen a note. The actress was quick to confess that this was one-of-a-kind experience for her since she was recently introduced to the sport by her husband Sidharth.

Kiara Advani calls it ‘the best experience’ in her note

Kiara Advani shared several photos of her enjoying the game from the stands along with the rest of the viewers, and also posted a few glimpses of luscious and fresh strawberries she enjoyed during the game. In her note, she wrote, “I have to to be honest I was recently introduced to tennis by my husband and this has been the best experience ever! @wimbledon live, centre court , strawberries and cream and a fabulous game - doesn’t get better!”

 

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Sidharth Malhotra describes it as ‘surreal’

In the series of photos shared by the Shershaah actor, he was not only seen enjoying the match but also a yummylicious spread which was planned after the game. Considering that the actor has been a fan of tennis, this was an emotional experience for Sidharth, and he mentioned about the same in his post. “A day to remember! Witnessed great tennis and sportsmanship at #Wimbledon2024 with my partner in crime @kiaraaliaadvani <3” He added, “Watching @wimbledon's energy live from Centre Court was surreal and special! ?? Thoroughly enjoyed the sport and culture. @starsportsindia @vijayamritraj007 @medwed33 @janniksin @carlitosalcarazz @tommypaull @sidkohlitv.”

 

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About Sidharth Malhotra and Kiara Advani

After dating each other for a few years, Sidharth Malhotra and Kiara Advani tied the knot in a dreamy ceremony in Rajasthan on February 7, 2023. While the couple have featured onscreen together as a couple only in one film - Shershaah (2021), it is said that some filmmakers are keen on roping them together for a romantic venture soon.

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Vijay Varma shares a heartfelt note post the premiere of Mirzapur Season 3; says, “Thank you for all the love”

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The much anticipated third season of crime thriller series Mirzapur has finally released, and audiences have once again been sharing their reviews on how the series fared. While viewers experienced some interesting surprises in Mirzapur 3, this was the first season where Vijay appeared in a single role after the demise of his twin brother. It seems that audiences have showered him with love for his complex role and the actor decided to express gratitude towards them on social media.

Vijay Varma shares an emotional note on Instagram

Known for his ability to play diverse roles on screen, Vijay Varma seems to have captivated audiences, leaving a lasting impression as Tyagi Ji which is a gray-shaded and intense character of Mirzapur 3. As his character is receiving rave reviews, Vijay Varma took to social media to share his happiness with a heartfelt note that reads, "Thank you for the crazy love ? ? Mirzapur fandom is truly unparalleled ??. @yehhaimirzapur Pics @nishasinghnegi_"

 

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About Mirzapur 3

Starring Ali Fazal as Guddu, Shweta Tripathi as Golu, Pankaj Tripathi as Kaleen Bhaiyya, the web-series is set against the backdrop of gang wars in a small town in Uttar Pradesh with a series of men competing to rule the throne. Other actors include Isha Talwar, Rasika Duggal, Kulbushan Kharbanda, among others.

About Vijay Varma

Amid all the positive reviews coming his way, Vijay Varma is busy with his other interesting projects which are in the pipeline. It includes the Netflix web-series IC84- The Kandahar Hijack along with the highly anticipated Prime Video web-series Matka King. The actor will also be seen alongside Fatima Sana Saikh and an ensemble cast in Ul Jalool Ishq.

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Sunny Deol REVEALS he did ‘Tauba Tauba’ moves before Vicky Kaushal, THIS video is proof!

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The latest celeb to join ‘Tauba Tauba’ fever is actor Sunny Deol. While actor Vicky Kaushal's dance moves in the song have captivated both celebrities and fans alike, Sunny Deol asserts that he pioneered these steps long before Vicky. Sunny recently shared an old video from his 1996 film Ajay on his Instagram Stories to back up his claim.

Sunny Deol’s Instagram Post For ‘Tauba Tauba’ In the shared clip, Sunny Deol and Karisma Kapoor are seen dancing to the song ‘Chhammak Chhallo’. However, the audio has been swapped with the track ‘Tauba Tauba’. The video shows Sunny executing dance steps that are remarkably similar to those performed by Vicky in the new song. Sunny’s caption read, "When they say you can't dance, and then you find you did it before anyone else did."

A fan originally posted the video with the caption, "Vicky's gonna have to wait," highlighting that "Sunny Deol did it before anyone else." Filmmaker Karan Johar also shared the clip on his Instagram Stories, adding, "OMG!!!!!! He did it first!!!! Sunny sir (red heart emojis)."

 

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Celebrities Praise Vicky Kaushal’s Dance Amid Sunny Deol’s funny claims, Vicky Kaushal’s performance in ‘Tauba Tauba’ has received widespread praise from several celebrities. Salman Khan posted the song’s video on his Instagram, complimenting Vicky with, "Great moves, Vicky. Song looking good. Best wishes." Hrithik Roshan also lauded Vicky’s performance, commenting, "Well done, man. Love the style."

‘Tauba Tauba,’ featuring Vicky Kaushal and Triptii Dimri, has captured the audience's attention with its catchy beats and vibrant performance. At the sangeet ceremony of Anant Ambani and Radhika Merchant, Vicky, along with Shehnaaz Gill, danced to the track from his upcoming film Bad Newz.

Directed by Anand Tiwari, Bad Newz is set to be a refreshing comedy-drama. The film delves into the complexities of heteropaternal superfecundation amidst a backdrop of humour and chaos. In addition to Vicky Kaushal and Tripti Dimri, the film also stars Ammy Virk. Bad Newz appears to be a successor to the 2019 hit Good Newwz, which featured Kareena Kapoor, Akshay Kumar, Kiara Advani, and Diljit Dosanjh.

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EXCLUSIVE: Rajeev Khandelwal opens up about his experience in Showtime: “For me, the most challenging day is….”

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Get ready to dive into the glamorous world of Bollywood as Disney+ Hotstar and Dharmatic Entertainment bring remaining episodes of the much-awaited series, Showtime. This show promises to offer an inside look into the glitz, glamour, and gritty realities of the film industry. From dazzling stardom to intense personal struggles, producer wars, and the journey of self-discovery, Showtime is set to capture the essence of what makes Bollywood a captivating world.

The journey of resilience

At the heart of Showtime is the tale of Raghu Khanna, a character who embodies the resilience and determination required to succeed in showbiz. The series illustrates how setbacks can serve as setups for spectacular comebacks, emphasizing the relentless spirit needed to thrive in the entertainment industry. These narrative promises to resonate with anyone who has faced challenges and found a way to rise above them.

Stellar cast and creative minds

Showtime boasts an impressive ensemble cast including Emraan Hashmi, Mahima Makwana, Mouni Roy, Rajeev Khandelwal, Shriya Saran, Vishal Vashishtha, Neeraj Madhav, and Vijay Raaz. Created by Sumit Roy, the series is brought to life by showrunner Mihir Desai and directors Mihir Desai and Archit Kumar. With such a talented lineup, viewers can expect a well-crafted and engaging portrayal of the highs and lows of Bollywood.

Rajeev Khandelwal on first day challenges

Rajeev Khandelwal, who plays the superstar Armaan Singh, shares his thoughts on the challenges of the first day on set. “For me, the most challenging day is always the day one,” Khandelwal explained. He talks about the difficulties of dealing with new environments, meeting new people, and establishing rapport with the crew. However, he also emphasizes the importance of building camaraderie and trust, which ultimately makes the work more enjoyable.

Behind the scenes insights

Khandelwal elaborated on how the first day on set sets the tone for the entire shoot. “Once you get comfortable in the skin of your character and understand what the director expects and what the script demands, it becomes easier,” he said. His insights provide a glimpse into the behind-the-scenes dynamics of filmmaking, highlighting the collaborative effort required to create a successful series.

Also Read: Shriya Saran is all praises for Showtime co-star Rajeev Khandelwal; says, “He is very sweet, also reserved”

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Aamir Khan would love to make a film on tennis; calls Roger Federer as his all-time favourite: “What I love about him is that it's like there's some ballet happening”

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Aamir Khan, known for his dedication to portraying characters with depth, recently spoke to Star Sports about his love for the sport. In a wide-ranging interview, Khan discussed his dream of making a tennis film, his favourite players of all time, and his thoughts on the growth of tennis in India.

Aamir Khan, on making a film on tennis, said, “Well, I hope so. If some nice story comes along, then I'd love to do a film on tennis as well. But for me, for a film, it's really the story and the characters that make a film for me. And you know, I have to confess that my first instinct was not to promote cricket when I was doing Lagaan or to promote wrestling when I was doing Dangal. I was really reacting to those stories as a human being, as a creative person. And the fact that they had, that sports was such an important part of it, just made it better. But if a story on tennis comes along with tennis as a backdrop, I'd love to, I'd love to make that film.”

He added, “I'm such a supporter of sports. I really believe that a ball can change the world. I believe that all of us, you know, irrespective of your age, if all of us just spend two hours or even three hours a week playing some sport of our choice, it will change our lives. It changes the way we are physically. It changes the way we are mentally, emotionally. It really alters, and especially for children, because I think sports gets you ready for life. It teaches you how to work hard. It teaches you to be passionate about something. It teaches you team spirit if you're playing a team sport. It teaches you how to take defeat. Yes. It teaches you to plan. It teaches you how to take success as well. You know, it really gets you ready for life, I feel.”

Aamir Khan spoke about his all-time favourite men’s tennis player, and said, ”I have to say that I've always been a huge fan of Vijay. And I had always been rooting for him. I remember the quarterfinals at Wimbledon. I watched the whole match, you know, really rooting for you. And when I was playing tennis, it was Borg for me. And he was the only player I had a, you know, a poster in my bedroom that was beyond Borg. And then there was Pete Sampras. And from now, it's been Federer. Federer is someone I really love because, I mean, he's a great player. And what I love about him is that it's like there's some ballet happening. He's so stylish. He's so amazing. And he hits some of the most incredible shots. So, I would say at this point, let's say Federer. Though I know he's retired, but he's still my favorite.”

Aamir Khan also spoke about his experience on watching Wimbledon live, and added, “Well, to be honest, I've been here only once to actually watch it live which was last year. I came with my kids and it was a wonderful experience, really wonderful experience and as I was saying earlier, up until now, I've watched it on television through Star Sports. And but when you watch it live, you realize just how fast the game is and how amazing the players are and the whole atmosphere, the excitement of watching it live is something else.”

Talkin about growth and awareness of tennis as a sport in India, Aamir said, “You know, when I used to play tennis, there used to be a lot of tournaments happening. And I feel that today there are fewer tournaments are happening, on a local level, on a city level, on a state level or even at the nationals. I remember when we used to play circuit, there were so many, games going on. So, I'd like to see more of that happen. And I think that will throw up a lot of players and another thing is that we have to realize that kids here start at a very early age. And they focus only on that one thing, tennis. And unfortunately, in India, a lot of parents don't want to do that. They don't want to encourage a child who is showing potential in a sport because we are little insecure about the future of the child. So, that kind of holds us back. There is a lot of talent in India and I think if we had more facilities, if we had more opportunities and if we had more support, then we'd have a lot more tennis champions that India throws up.” ALSO READ: When Aamir Khan and family visited Maharaj sets to support Junaid Khan for his debut with Siddharth P Malhotra

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Riteish Deshmukh advises his kids about treating paparazzi well; says, "If the paps are clicking you, thank them with folded hands"

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Actor Riteish Deshmukh is set to make his web series debut in JioCinema's medical thriller Pill. Amid promoting the show which is nearing its release, the sweet actor showcased his real-life virtue of  politeness and down to earth personality. Recently he addressed about how his children are well-mannered and cultured around paparazzi and Riteish explained the need of inculcating morals in them.

Riteish Deshmukh reveals the reason behind his kids greeting paparazzi with ‘Namaste’

Many have noticed that Riteish and Genelia Deshmukh’s children have greeted paparazzi by folding their hands in 'Namaste' multiple times when spotted by them. About inculcating these morals into them, Riteish shared, "Paparazzi used to click us and our children asked us for the reason. First, they asked about me. So, I gave the reason for my acting experience over the years. I explained that paps feel that I am an actor with so many years of experience and hence, they should click me. Then they questioned themselves. So, I told them that you haven't done much till now to be clicked by the paps, but still, if they are clicking you, you should thank them with folded hands."

About his debut series Pill

Produced by Ronnie Screwvala's RSVP movies, the show delves deep into pharmaceutical scams and unethical medical trials. The series portrays the journey of a pill from production to consumption, featuring diverse characters such as powerful pharma industrialists, corrupt doctors, medical representatives, compromised drug regulators, politicians, journalists, and whistleblowers. Featuring Riteish Deshmukh in the role of a CDSCO officer named Prakash Chauhan who leads the battle of good against evil, confronting the powerful owner of a pharmaceutical company, the web-series is directed by National Award winner Raj Kumar Gupta and it will be premiering on JioCinema from July 12.

Also Read: Photos: Riteish Deshmukh, Sonakshi Sinha and Saqib Saleem snapped at Kakuda promotions

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Janhvi Kapoor, Gulshan Devaiah, Roshan Mathew unveil new posters of Ulajh: "Every face tells a story and every story is a trap"

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Junglee Pictures has unveiled intriguing new posters for Ulajh, offering a captivating glimpse into a fresh and high-stakes world of diplomacy. Janhvi Kapoor shines in a powerful diplomatic role, exuding an aura of suspense and conspiracy.

The poster also introduces the stellar ensemble cast, including Gulshan Devaiah, Roshan Mathew, Rajesh Tailang, and Meiyang Chang, each poised to deliver riveting performances in this high-concept thriller. It captures a moment brimming with intense drama.

Every face tells a story and every story is a trap! Iss #Ulajh ko Suljhao in cinemas near you from 2nd Aug! #UlajhInCinemas2ndAug!#JanhviKapoor @gulshandevaiah #RoshanMatthew @iamsuds @vineetjaintimes #AmritaPandey @MeiyangChang @rajeshtailang #AdilHussain #RajendraGupta… pic.twitter.com/8I2KOluKa4

— Junglee Pictures (@JungleePictures) July 10, 2024

Written by the acclaimed duo Parveez Shaikh and Sudhanshu Saria, with dialogues by Atika Chauhan, Ulajh has already generated significant buzz with its teaser, promising an exhilarating cinematic journey. The film also stars Adil Hussain, Jitendra Joshi, and Rajendra Gupta.

Ulajh delves into the life of a young diplomat, an Indian Foreign Service (IFS) officer, portraying the challenges and complexities she faces in her career and personal life.

Produced by Junglee Pictures, Ulajh is set to release in cinemas on 2nd August 2024. ALSO READ: Janhvi Kapoor, Roshan Mathew, Gulshan Devaiah starrer Ulajh postponed; set for August 2, 2024 release

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Lakshya spills beans on his eight months long training for Kill; says, “There are over 46 killings in the film”

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Lakshya and Raghav Juyal recently appeared on the IMDb exclusive segment 'On The Scene' to talk about their film Kill. While the film is receiving a lot of love from people for its intense action sequences, the actors revealed about the extensive training they had to undergo for this Dharma Production-Sikhya Entertainment collaboration.

Lakshya reveals that the film was shot in a non-linear manner

Lakshya also reflected on the difficulties of shooting, saying, "Nothing was shot linearly. Scenes were filmed out of order, and maintaining emotional continuity was very challenging. My character has lost someone and is going through physical and emotional turmoil. It was crucial for all that to be reflected on my face and in my body language."

Speaking about his character, Lakshya added, "We went to the original NSG Camp based in Manesar. We went there and did a lot of study about how a commando moves, how they talk. I mean, these guys are beasts. The way they think. The kind of approach they have towards life and towards their enemies. I had neither heard nor seen this. I had seen it in movies, but in real life, they are the real heroes. I tried very hard to reach where they are. Training started happening. It went on for eight months consecutively, day in, day out. No cheat days, no cheat meals.”

Further elaborating on the extensive action scenes he shot, he added, “We just used to prepare and learn fighting, learn choreography. Mr. Se-yeong Oh was the action choreographer. He made things very easy for us. There are over 46 killings in the film. So you can imagine how much hard work it took. Every killing is different. Every killing is unique. These guys have a gang of over 40 men. And all 40 men are killed in a unique way, with a new weapon each time. Every minute little thing was detailed. The lady who did our prosthetics, Zuby Johal, she was so detailed about it that she wanted to know about the depth of the wound, how deep is the wound. If somebody has punched you with a certain force, so a wound of a certain depth will be formed. There is detailing on such a thing, they have specially worked on that."

Raghav Juyal recalls a challenging moment where he had to hurt a co-actor

During the interview, Raghav Juyal shared insights about a particularly challenging moment on set, saying, "There was a scene with the actor Abhishek Chauhan, who plays Viresh. He is a brilliant actor and a good friend of mine. I had to physically hurt him in the scene, and it was very challenging for me. It felt strange to harm a friend, even in a fictional context. Additionally, finding the rhythm of my character was tough. It took me a month or two, and listening to specific music, like 'Mozart: D minor', helped me capture the character's tempo."

He further went on describe his character, saying,  "I discovered the character during the audition itself, the type of character he is, the type of villain he is. At that very moment, I felt that I had to do this. And through this character people will know me as an actor. It is a big thing for me that I am working with Karan Johar, Dharma Productions, Guneet Monga and Sikhya Entertainment. I'm on the poster. So it's a different feeling. This film is going to change my career, I think."

About Kill

The film features a power-packed storyline, offering a mix of drama, suspense, and high-octane action. The movie revolves around a soldier who, while on a train journey, has to fight a group of ruthless, brutal dacoits. With Tanya Maniktala as the leading lady, Kill released in cinemas on July 5.

Also Read: Raghav Juyal REACTS to Kill’s Hollywood adaptation, competition with Kalki 2898 AD, thanks fans for Lakshya-starrer’s box office performance: “Word-of-mouth se hi ye film chal rahi hai”

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Director Aditya Datt on crafting a strong female character in Bad Cop: “Female officers need to portrayed as and how they are”

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Disney+ Hotstar dropped the drama series Bad Cop. Produced by Fremantle India, directed by Aditya Datt and written by Rensil D’Silva the series is a complete mass entertainer is streaming now on the platform, Bad Cop has been reimagined for India by Fremantle India from RTL’s original German drama of the same name.

In today’s time, all filmmakers are giving importance to strong women characters and driving powerful female narratives. With the freedom to explore many characters in a long-form series, directors are moving towards female-centric stories or projects with strong female characters. Director Aditya aligns with similar beliefs and has beautifully crafted Devika Naik’s character played by the talented actress, Harleen Sethi.

Talking about it, director Aditya Datt said “I always believe that all my characters need to add their own element to the main story. It cannot be just a filler, which is very important for me personally as a narrator. With Harleen’s character written, we made sure that she was an integral part of the show. I come from a space where, in today's day and age women officers or female officers, need to be portrayed as and how they are, which is very strong in life. I believe they don't get that portrayal on screen and there are very few which have been done very well, but also it's done very less."

He added, "I was very cautious and clear about the narrative. I wanted the audience to see female characters in a very strong way. If they play any part, of any character in, in a broad prospect of the script which has its own standing, own views, own doings, own responsibilities, be her balancing her marriage, be her balancing her professional work, her personal ego issues with her husband, the kid, how she manages everything at the same time has a strong front.” ALSO READ: Director Aditya Datt reveals Anurag Kashyap struggled while performing violent scenes; says, “He got vulnerable on the sets of Bad Cop”

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Vicky Kaushal dives deep for Chhatrapati Sambhaji Maharaj role in Chhava: “The film's taken the most out of me”

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Vicky Kaushal, who is currently promoting the romantic comedy Bad Newz, promises a stark contrast with Chhava. In a recent conversation with Film Companion, Kaushal hinted at the emotional and physical intensity of Chhava, calling it "probably the film that's taken the most out of me."

Kaushal steps into the shoes of Chhatrapati Sambhaji Maharaj, the son of the legendary Maratha warrior-king Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj, in this historical epic.  “It’s probably the film that’s taken the most out of me physically, emotionally. It was that kind of potent film in its drama, emotions, and everything.”

The prospect of portraying such a revered figure is a fresh challenge for the actor. "I've never done anything like this before," he confesses.

Beyond the historical significance, Kaushal delves into the film's dramatic core. "There's a Shakespearean drama" to it, he added, hinting at themes of power, legacy, and perhaps even filial conflict.

Kaushal's dedication is evident in his anticipation of the final product. "I'm really looking forward to seeing how it finally plays out," he concludes.

Chhava, produced by Maddock Films, also stars Rashmika Mandanna. The film is currently under post-production.

Meanwhile, the actor will star in Bad Newz, alongside Triptii Dimri and Ammy Virk. Directed by Anand Tiwari, the film will release on July 19. ALSO READ: SCOOP: Karan Johar directed Triptii Dimri and Vicky Kaushal's passion in Jaanam

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Now, Ananya Panday engages with her fan community on Threads

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Bollywood actor Ananya Panday has now joined the Threads app to share more about her life, opinions, movies, and her passion for nurturing a safer online community. She shared her forever-favorite movies including Luck By Chance and K3G, the music that’s making her move right, which is ‘Tauba Tauba’ from Bad Newz, and her continued commitment for nurturing a safer online community.

With over 24 million followers, Ananya Panday is one of the most followed GenZ actors from Bollywood on Instagram. She is set to appear in several exciting projects, including the highly anticipated Call Me Bae, Vikramaditya Motwane’s next and an untitled project with Dharma Productions. She is also gearing up to renew her commitment to her ‘digital social responsibility’ initiative called ‘So Positive’. This set the context for her joining Threads, an app for public conversations from Meta, to increase her engagement with fans.

Threads has just completed a year of being in existence and has over 175 million monthly actives globally. In India, it's passionately being used to discuss and share film, OTT & TV content, apart from celebrity-related conversation and sports. The app already has public figures like Hugh Jackman, Jennifer Aniston, and Ranveer Singh using it.

Within the first couple of hours of joining Threads, Ananya Panday secured over 1.3 million followers. She then was in a first-of-a-kind AMA (Ask Me Anything) with the @threads account (3.9mn) on the Threads app. Highlights from the AMA:

On her ‘digital social responsibility’, she said, “So Positive came from the idea to spread awareness on social media negativity and how to handle it. It’s blossomed into so much more and is really about spreading kindness. I always believe that starting a conversation about something you believe in can go a really long way and you never know how your actions may help someone out there.”

On movies, she mentioned ‘K3G and Mean Girls’ are her forever-favorites, while ‘House of Dragons’ and ‘Queen Charlotte’ are what she’s watching now. She also expressed her interest in doing a thriller or a horror film in the future, considering she is ‘born a day before Halloween’!

On supporting KKR during the IPL, she mentioned, “since the very first season!”

She concluded the AMA with a photo of herself snuggling with her pet dog, and saying “This was sooooo much fun guys but I have to go cuddle with my dog now !!! seee you back here really sooon ????

Also Read: Ananya Panday shares pictures of her enjoying Anant Ambani’s haldi with BFF Shanaya Kapoor, Khushi Kapoor, and others

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Aaliyah Kashyap calls Anant Ambani and Radhika Merchant’s wedding “circus” and claims she received PR invite: “Why will I go and make PR reels for that?”

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Anant Ambani and Radhika Merchant are set to tie the knot this weekend in Mumbai, marking one of the most extravagant weddings of the year. The pre-wedding festivities, which have been ongoing for months, have attracted numerous international personalities and celebrities from the film industry, making it a high-profile event. Amid the grandeur, filmmaker Anurag Kashyap’s daughter, Aaliyah Kashyap, has sparked a discussion with her candid remarks about the Ambani wedding. On her Instagram broadcast channel, Aaliyah referred to the wedding as "a circus" and criticized the event as a PR strategy.

Aaliyah Kashyap's Controversial Comments on Anant-Radhika’s Wedding According to a Reddit thread that leaked Aaliyah's comments, she said, “The Ambani Wedding is not a wedding, at this point, it’s become a circus. I am enjoying stalking everything though.” She further revealed that she was invited to some of the functions but chose not to attend. “I was invited to some events because apparently they’re doing PR. But I said no because I would like to believe I have a little more self-respect than to sell myself out for someone’s wedding,” Aaliyah wrote. Reactions to Aaliyah's Remarks On Anant-Radhika’s Wedding  Aaliyah’s comments received mixed reactions from social media users. Some supported her stance, agreeing that the event appeared overly commercialized, while others criticized her, pointing out her own privileged background. Responding to the backlash, Aaliyah clarified on her broadcast channel, “I made it on Insta celeb guys, for what I said about Ambani wedding. People are saying I am a nepo and privileged, I don’t know how that has anything to do with me not wanting to go as a PR invite for someone’s wedding when I don’t even know the people whose wedding it is. Why will I go and make PR reels for that?”

The wedding functions of Anant Ambani and Radhika Merchant have already commenced, with the Sangeet and Haldi ceremonies concluded. The main wedding ceremonies are scheduled for Friday and Saturday, followed by a grand reception on Sunday.

Also Read: Janhvi Kapoor exudes radiance in Manish Malhotra custom yellow saree with embellished full-sleeved blouse for haldi ceremony of Anant Ambani – Radhika Merchant

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