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Kiara Advani shares glimpses from her sister’s wedding

Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India](ANI): It’s ringing wedding bell’s in actor Kiara Advani’s house as her sister Ishita Advani is set to tie the knot with Karma Vivan on Saturday.

Taking to her Instagram Story, the ‘Shershaan’ actor posted pictures in which she looks like the perfect bridesmaid, dressed in an orange-and-gold lehenga.

In another picture beaming with sisterly love, Kiara can be seen putting a dot of kohl behind the new bride’s ear, to protect her from any evil or negative energy.

The bride dressed in a traditional red Sabyasachi lehenga for her special day, paired with green-and-gold bridal jewellery.

Kiara wrote, “Nazar na lage @ishitaadvani.”

Meanwhile, on the work front, Kiara has ‘Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2’ and ‘Jug Jugg Jeeyo’ in the pipeline. (ANI)

 

PM Modi condoles demise of Bappi Lahiri, says his lively nature will be missed

              

New Delhi [India](ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday expressed condolences over the demise of veteran singer-composer Bappi Lahiri and said that his lively nature will be missed by everyone.

“Shri Bappi Lahiri Ji’s music was all encompassing, beautifully expressing diverse emotions. People across generations could relate to his works. His lively nature will be missed by everyone. Saddened by his demise. Condolences to his family and admirers. Om Shanti,” PM Modi said in a tweet.
Bappi Lahiri passed away at the age of 69 in Mumbai’s CritiCare Hospital.

His doctor Deepak Namjoshi confirmed the news of his demise. According to the doctor, the ‘Disco Dancer’ hitmaker died last night due to multiple health issues.

“He was suffering from OSA (obstructive sleep apnea) and recurrent chest infection. He was hospitalized in CritiCare Hospital, Juhu for 29 days with this. He recovered well and was discharged home on February 15,” Dr Deepak Namjoshi said.

“However, after a day at home, his health again deteriorated and he was brought back to the hospital in a critical state and succumbed to his illness at about 11.45 pm. He suffered from a COVID infection last year. He had OSA for the last one year,” he added.

After hearing about Bappi Lahiri’s demise, several fans took to social media and paid tribute to the legendary singer.

Filmmaker Ashoke Pandit also took to Twitter and expressed shock at the news. “Shocked to hear about the demise of rockstar #BappiLahiri ji. Can’t believe my next-door neighbour is no more.”

Bappi Lahiri was hospitalised in April last year as well after he had tested positive for coronavirus. (ANI)

Vicky Kaushal, Sara Ali wrap up Laxman Utekar’s untitled film in Indore

             

New Delhi [India], (ANI): Months after working for filmmaker Laxman Utekar’s untitled film, actors Vicky Kaushal and Sara Ali Khan have wrapped the shooting in Indore.

Actor Sharib Hashmi, who is playing a pivotal role in the movie, took to his Instagram handle and shared two pictures from the wrap party on the film set.
The post that was shared on Saturday night features the whole cast and crew of the yet to be titled film.

Sharing the pictures, Hashmi wrote a heartfelt note that read, “Made beautiful memories on the sets of this beautiful (yet untitled) film with a dream team. Produced by the awesommme @maddockfilms @pvijan”

The ‘Filmistaan’ actor also praised Utekar, Sara and Vicky in the caption.

“Director Saaab @laxman.utekar sirrr matlab aapne dil jeet liya ekdum ich @raghav_dop mere bhaii you’re a sweetheart [?] @vickykaushal09 ab main aur bada wala fan ho gaya hoon yaarrr tumhara @saraalikhan95 aap staron jaisa behave .. kyun nahin karti yaarr. you’re such a sweetheart really,” Hashmi wrote.

Going by the pictures and videos shared by several crew members on social media, the set appears to be prepared for filming a wedding scene.

A leaked picture from the shoot set is also going rounds on Instagram where Vicky and Sara could be seen filming for a wedding scene. Vicky could be seen dressed in a groom’s attire, while Sara was seen clad in a bride-red coloured saree. Both were holding garlands in their hands.

Going by Hashmi’s post, it is still not clear if the team has completely wrapped up the shooting, or had just completed Indore’s shoot schedule for the movie helmed by ‘Mimi’ director Laxman Utekar. (ANI)

Loop Lapeta of Tapasee is releasing on this date!!!

              

Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], (ANI): February 2022 will surely start on a great note for actor Taapsee Pannu’s fans as her film ‘Looop Lapeta’ is scheduled to hit Netflix next month.

On Saturday, Taapsee took to Instagram and informed fans that ‘Looop Lapeta’, which also features Tahir Raj Bhasin, will release on February 4.
“Hey jholer @tahirrajbhasin to yeh shortcuts ke lapete mein phasna kab band karega ! Can Savi save him this time ? You will know soon. Get ready for L000p Lapeta, A Sony Pictures Films India Feature, and Ellipsis Entertainment Production, directed by Aakash Bhatia, coming on 4th Feb, only on Netflix,” she wrote.

Helmed by Aakash Bhatia, ‘Looop Lapeta’ is touted as an adventurous ride through a sticky situation where a girlfriend Savi (played by Taapsee) is on a mission to rescue her boyfriend (Tahir).

“I am excited to be a part of this next project with Netflix, especially with the film being such a versatile genre. This compelling story was extremely enjoyable to make along with my director, Aakash and co-star, Tahir. I cannot wait for fans and audiences to watch this edge-of-the-seat film and enjoy it as much as we loved making it,” Taapsee said.

Tahir also opened up about his character.

“I am so excited about the release of Looop Lapeta. The film is a clutter breaking take on new age romance, and a genre I am exploring for the first time. I can’t wait for the world to meet the characters Satya & Savi. Our director Aakash Bhatia has a unique style stamp that has created a visually stunning world where thrill and comedy combine for one crazy rollercoaster of an entertainer,” he shared.

‘Looop Lapeta’ is produced by Sony Pictures Films India, Ellipsis Entertainment along with Aayush Maheshwari.

Fashion destination for bollywood

Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], January 7 (ANI/NewsVoir): Bollywood Chronicle and Bollywood Society fans are loyal to the brand as it fills their need of knowing everything they can about the celebrity of their choice including the places they hang out, what salon they visited or what fashion designer they are sporting. Red carpets, movie promos interviews, airports and gym workouts, and even shopping for groceries with celebrities, Bollywood Chronicle is a must-see destination for all things tinsel town. Bollywood Chronicle has become an all-in-one destination for all things in Bollywood town.

Bollywood Chronicle and Bollywood Society was founded in 2017 with the intention to reach out to digital natives, people who love films in India and around the world. It is one of the most prominent actors of this Indian entertainment news industry to lead the wave of social media-first news publishers.
Talking about these trends Sudhanshu Kumar, Founder of Digital Sukoon says, “One can observe that there is an untapped demand in the marketplace. The people are eager to get back to the way things were before COVID. Quality content in the realm of entertainment is being praised. There are new sites for entertainment. Bollywood Chronicle and Bollywood Society is a news and entertainment platform connected in Bollywood News and Film Reviews. The websites have been rebranded to Movified Bollywood as well as Telly Drama and we are witnessing an increase in traffic to both of these sites.” This is a first-of-its-kind option for journalists as well as online creators of content.

The followers of Bollywood Chronicle remain loyal to the company because they are satisfied by knowing all they can about their favorite celeb such as where they hung out at, what salon they visited, or what designer they’re sporting. Red carpets, film promotions interviews, airport and gym runs and even shopping for groceries with celebrities and shopping with celebrities – Bollywood Chronicle has become a all-in-one destination for everything in that is tinsel town. Today, the brand has served over 300 million views and has accumulated over 1.8 million plus followers across Youtube, Instagram, Facebook as well as Twitter.

New Year Surprise : ‘Devon Ke Dev Mahadev’ Mohit Raina shares Wedding Pics

              

Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India]: Actor Mohit Raina, who is known for portraying Lord Shiva in ‘Devon Ke Dev Mahadev’, on Saturday surprised fans by sharing pictures from his intimate wedding ceremony.

Mohit took to his Instagram handle and posted a series of pictures from his wedding day that also featured the bride, Aditi.

Mohit Raina shares his wedding pics


Captioning the post, he wrote, “Love recognises no barriers, it jumps hurdles, leaps fences, penetrates walls to arrive at its destination, full of hope. With that hope and the blessings of our parents, we are no longer two but one. Need all your love and blessing in this new journey. Aditi and Mohit.”

The photos from their marriage ceremony showed Mohit dressed in a white sherwani paired with a white turban. Meanwhile, Aditi donned a yellow lehenga for her wedding. The comments section of Mohit’s post was filled up with congratulatory messages from fans and friends.

Apart from his role in ‘Devon Ke Dev Mahadev’, the actor has also worked in films including ‘Uri: The Surgical Strike’ and ‘Shiddat’. He was also recently seen in ‘Mumbai Diaries 26/11’.

Mohit Raina and Aditi

The actor was earlier rumoured to be in a relationship with his ‘Devon Ke Dev’ co-star Mouni Roy. However, they had never confirmed their relationship.

Miss Universe Harnaaz Sandhu Hopes To Venture Into Bollywood Soon

Miss Universe Harnaaz Sandhu has shared her excitement for what lies ahead in her journey and also talked about venturing into Bollywood.

Harnaaz, who already has two upcoming Punjabi films in her kitty, hopes to venture into Bollywood sometime soon. “I hope to see myself there because that has always been my passion, but I do not want to be a normal actress. I want to be an actress who is very influential, who chooses strong characters that break stigmas and stereotypes around who women are and what all they can do,” Harnaaz told ANI.

While Harnaaz has carved her name in history, she believes she is just another “desi girl”.

“Apart from my passions — modelling and acting, I am very fond of gardening because I have always been close to nature, and I also enjoy cooking. So I am just another normal, like a desi girl, I would say,” she added.

Further, Harnaaz shared that she loves to be around people.

“I like spending time with others because I get to learn a lot from others, and this is life — when we support each other and learn from each other,” she signed off.

Harnaaz, 21, brought home the Miss Universe crown after 21 years. India had earlier won the coveted crown twice with Sushmita Sen bagging the title in 1994 and Lara Dutta in 2000. Harnaaz has now joined the league of these incredible women.

Bollywood Mourns The Demise Of Fashion Designer Virgil Abloh

The demise of ace fashion designer Virgil Abloh has left everyone in a state of grief. Our Bollywood celebrities are also extremely saddened after learning about the death of Abloh.

Taking to her Instagram Story, Priyanka posted a picture of Abloh and wrote, “Gone too soon.”

“This is just heartbreaking. RIP! What an immensely talented fashion force. He will be sorely missed,” filmmaker Karan Johar wrote on his IG Story.

Abloh, who was the founder of popular brand Off-White and menswear artistic director at Louis Vuitton, passed away on Sunday after battling cancer for several years. He was 41 when he breathed his last.

Mourning the demise of Abloh, interior designer Sussanne Khan took to Instagram and wrote, “In the history of Art and design if there was a designer who revolutionised the concepts of thinking beyond it is this legend …There will never be another Virgil Abloh.”

Arjun Kapoor has also expressed his grief. He posted a photograph of Abloh and captioned it with a broken heart emoji.

Abloh is survived by his wife, Shannon, and their two children. He was diagnosed with cardiac angiosarcoma – a rare, aggressive form of cancer – in 2019.

Bollywood Celebs Congratulates Rajkummar Rao- Patralekhaa

Congratulatory messages have been pouring in for celebrity couple Rajkummar Rao and Patralekhaa ever since they shared their wedding pictures on social media on Monday.

Taking to her Instagram handle on Tuesday, filmmaker Farah Khan shared a picture in which she can be seen posing with the bride and the groom from the wedding day. Further, Farah penned a heartfelt caption, calling their wedding “the most beautiful”.

She wrote, “You don’t marry the person you can live with.. you marry the person you Can’t live without… @rajkummar_rao and @patralekhaa .. urs was the most beautiful and emotional wedding n I know the marriage will be the same.. lov u RajuandGoldy .. #goldencouple.”

Director-producer Karan Johar took to his Instagram Story and posted a picture of the newlyweds along with the message, “Congratulations to this gorgeous couple,” along with a string of red heart emoticons.

Producer Ekta Kapoor, who was unable to attend the wedding due to health issues, shared their wedding picture on her Instagram post and further penned a caption in which she talked about how “raj talks about parra”.

“Due to my stomach issues ( now 10 days right from delhi ) I cud not travel n b where this beautiful couple tied d knot@but patraaa n raaaj u both make me believe in love! I cannot tell u both how happy I am! I rarely see love like u both have! When raj talks about parra it makes me believe that love n happiness n caring is not transient! Best wishes u both,” she wrote.

Actor Vicky Kaushal also took to his Instagram Story and posted a beautiful picture of the happy couple.
He added, “Congratulations Raj and Patralekha! Wish you both a world full of happiness together!”

Previously, several other celebrities including Bhumi Pednekar, Malaika Arora, Ayushmann Khurrana and more had taken to their respective social media handles to share congratulatory messages.

The couple, who had been dating each other for a long time, reportedly tied the knot in Chandigarh.

They have shared screen space in Patralekhaa’s Bollywood debut film ‘Citylights’.

Cheating case filed against Shilpa Shetty-Raj Kundra

New Delhi [India] : A Mumbai-based businessman has lodged a cheating case against Bollywood actress Shilpa Shetty, her husband Raj Kundra and some other persons for allegedly duping him of Rs 1.51 crore, a police official said on Sunday (November 14). The FIR was registered at Bandra police station based on a complaint by businessman Nitin Barai. The complainant alleged that in July 2014, Kaashif Khan, the director of SFL Fitness company, along with Shetty, Kundra and others asked him to invest Rs 1.51 crore into the enterprise to earn a profit. The complainant claimed he was assured that the SFL Fitness company will provide him a franchise and open a gym and spa at Hadapsar and Koregaon in neighbouring Pune, but it did not materialise, as per the FIR. Later, when the complainant sought his money back, he was allegedly threatened, the police official said quoting the complaint. Based on the complaint, the Bandra police registered the FIR under various Indian Penal Code Sections, including 420 (cheating), 120-B (criminal conspiracy), 506 (criminal intimidation) and 34 (common intention), he said, adding that an investigation into the case was underway. This is another case against Raj Kundra, who was jailed in a pornography racket earlier this year. He is currently out on bail. Raj was granted bail by a Mumbai Court in the aforementioned case on a surety of Rs 50,000. The Property Cell of Mumbai Crime Branch had submitted a 1500-page supplementary charge sheet before Esplanade Court in connection with the pornography case against Raj. Raj was arrested by police on July 19 along with 11 other people on charges related to the alleged creation of pornographic films.

Ranbir Kapoor to pay tribute to Diego Maradona via football match

Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India]: Ranbir Kapoor, Shoojit Sircar, Ahan Shetty and Vivian Dsena, among several others, are coming together to play a special football match in honour of the Argentina football legend Diego Maradona.

The match will be held on November 3 at Jamnabai Grounds, Mumbai.
Also, celebrities will be seen playing the match just days after the launch of Amazon Original Series ‘Maradona: Blessed Dream’, a biopic spanning 10 episodes that follows the triumphs and challenges of the legendary football player Diego Armando Maradona, from his humble beginnings in Argentina to his game-changing career through Barcelona and Napoli, and his role in taking his national team to win the World Cup in Mexico in ’86.

Diego Maradona passed away last year on November 25. He was 60 when he breathed his last.

Celebrities Mourn Demise Of Yusuf Husain

After hearing the sad news of the demise of veteran actor Yusuf Husain, best known for his roles in hit films like ‘Vivah’, ‘Dhoom 2’ and ‘Dil Chahta Hai’, members of the film fraternity took to their social media handles to share their condolences for the star’s family.

Abhishek Bachchan took to his Twitter handle and shared a picture of Husain along with the note, “#RIP Yusuf ji. We worked together in several films starting with Kuch na kaho and lastly on Bob Biswas. He was gentle, kind and full of warmth. Condolences to his family.”

Manoj Bajpayee also took to his Twitter handle and wrote, “Sad News!!! Condolences to @safeenahusain @mehtahansal and the entire family!!! Rest in peace Yusuf saab.”

Rajeev Khandelwal shared a throwback picture from the time when Husain attended his reality show ‘Sacch Ka Saamna’.

Along with the picture, he tweeted, “The man who faced his truths on #SachKaSaamna like nobody else finally meets the truth of everyone’s life. I will remember him for someone so real that it feels unreal. Respect. #YusufHussain.”

Ranvir Shorey also extended condolences on his Twitter handle by remembering the late actor.

“Saddened to hear of senior colleague, #YusufHussain sahab’s demise. A warm, gentle and affectionate man, with a benign presence. He will be missed. Condolences to his family, friends and admirers.#RIP #respect,” he wrote.

Earlier today, filmmaker Hansal Mehta, who is Yusuf Hussain’s son-in-law, condoled the star’s demise and shared an emotional note in his memory, reacting to which several celebrities including Pooja Bhatt, Ayushmann Khurrana, Pratik Gandhi, Dia Mirza and more extended their condolences.

The cause of Yusuf Husain’s death is not known yet. The veteran actor worked in the Hindi film and TV industry for many decades.

He is best known for movies such as ‘Raees’, ‘Raaz’, ‘Hazaaron Khwaishein Aisi’, ‘Shahid’, ‘OMG: Oh My God’, ‘Krrish 3’, ‘Dabangg 3’, ‘The Tashkent Films’, and ‘Jalebi’ among many others.

He has also worked in popular TV shows such as ‘Mullah Nasruddin’, ‘Kumkum: Ek Pyara Sa Bandhan’, ‘Ssshhhh… Koi Hai’, ‘CID’, and ‘Tum Bin Jaaoon Kahaan’.

Hearing on SRK’s son bail plea in Bombay HC begins

Mumbai [Maharashtra} : Aryan Khan, son of Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh, moved the High Court after a special court denied him bail last week. The HC begins the hearing of his bail plea after the NCB submitted its reply against the star kid’s bail application. In his appeal in the HC against the special court order, the 23-year-old said the Narcotics Control Bureau is misinterpreting his WhatsApp chats. In addition, he claimed no contraband was recovered from him after the NCB raided the ship on October 3. The NCB in its reply opposing the bail stated that “Aryan is not just drug consumer, but also involved in drug trafficking, tampering witnesses.” At present, he is lodged at the Arthur Road Jail along with another accused Arbaaz Merchant. Whereas, Munmun Dhamecha is at Byculla women prison. Meanwhile, fans of the Bollywood actor have gathered outside High Court to show their support.

The Mumbai Drug Bust has got more layered lately. The NCB has ordered a vigilance inquiry into the claims made by a witness in the cruise drugs case of an extortion bid of Rs 25 crore by some agency officials, including its Mumbai zonal director Sameer Wankhede, and others for letting off accused Aryan. Wankhede has reached Delhi, however, the purpose of his visit is still unclear.

Money laundering case: Bollywood actor Jacqueline Fernandez appears before ED

New Delhi [India]: Bollywood actor Jacqueline Fernandez on Wednesday appeared before the Enforcement Directorate (ED) in connection with a money laundering case against conman Sukesh Chandrasekar, sources told ANI.

As per the sources, “ED is interrogating her and she is being confronted with Sukash Chandrasekar.
Earlier in August, the federal agency has recorded the statement of Jacqueline in the money laundering case against fraudster Sukesh Chandrasekar and his wife Leena Paul. She was questioned about the suspicious transaction between her and Sukesh Chandrasekar. She was asked to present proof supporting her claim.

Since then she never turned up to record her statement and submit proof though she was summoned to appear before ED on September 25, October 15, 16, and 18. (ANI)

Varun Dhawan Marks 9 Years In Bollywood With SOTY

October 19 will always be special for actor Varun Dhawan as he made his Bollywood debut with ‘Student Of The Year’ (SOTY) nine years ago on this date.

Celebrating his professional journey of nine years, Varun, on Tuesday, took to Instagram and thanked everyone for “believing” in him. “It’s been nine years. Thank you for believing,” he wrote on Instagram Story.

He also posted a few stills of himself from ‘Student Of The Year’, which also marked Alia Bhatt and Sidharth Malhotra’s acting debut.

After featuring in ‘SOTY’, Varun gradually carved his niche in the industry with his versatile performances in films like ‘Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania’, ‘Badlapur’, and ‘October’. Now the audience is eagerly waiting to see him in ‘Jug Jugg Jiyo’ and ‘Bhediya’. 

Raid conducted at party held on cruise in Mumbai, children of prominent Bollywood actors being investigated, says NCB

Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India]: Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) on Sunday said that children of prominent Bollywood actors are being investigated in connection with a raid that was conducted at a party held on a cruise in Mumbai on Saturday.
Children of prominent Bollywood actors are being investigated, according to NCB officials. Speaking to media, Sameer Wankhede, NCB Zonal Director said, “So far no arrest has been made by us.”
“We have intercepted some persons. The probe is underway. Drugs have been recovered. We are investigating 8-10 persons,” Wankhede told the reporters.
“I can’t comment on it”, added Wankhede when asked, “Was any celebrity present at the party?”
Earlier on Saturday, NCB detained at least 10 persons during a raid conducted at a high profile party that was held at a cruise in Mumbai.

B-Town Extends Wishes On Gandhi Jayanti 2021

Member of the film fraternity, on Saturday, paid homage to the ‘Father of the Nation’ Mahatma Gandhi on his 152nd birth anniversary. From Taapsee Pannu to Sanjay Dutt, several celebrities took to their social media accounts to extend their wishes.

Taking to her Twitter, Taapsee posted a picture of Mahatma Gandhi that read, Something I follow in life which has given me immense peace…. Happy Gandhi Jayanti Folded hands#GandhiJayanti2021#GandhiJayanti

Arshad Warsi, who played the role of Circuit in ‘Lage Raho Munna Bhai’, a film based on Gandhigiri in the modern-day, posted a clip from the movie in which his co-star Sanjay Dutt attempts to practice Bapu’s principle of non-violence.

Along with the video, Arshad tweeted with nostalgia, “Don’t we all wish there was some more of these two…”

Sanjay Dutt also shared a picture of Mahatma Gandhi on his Twitter handle and wrote, “To the man who taught us all. Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi. #GandhiJayanti.”

Actor Neena Gupta posted a video on her Instagram handle in which she can be seen with pianist Brian Silas who is playing the ‘Raghupati Raghav Raja Ram’, which was reportedly Mahatma Gandhi’s favourite bhajan. Neena also sang the bhajan in the clip.
“Gandhi Jayanti ke avsar par @briansilasofficial ke sath,” she wrote the caption.

Katrina Kaif also marked the important day by sharing a picture on her Instagram story which read, “Where there is love there is life — Mahatma Gandhi.”

Born on October 2, 1869, in Porbandar town of Gujarat, Mahatma Gandhi or Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi adopted a non-violent resistance and was at the forefront of the freedom struggle against colonial British rule.

This led to India finally achieving its independence in 1947. Fondly known as Bapu, his unwavering belief in ‘Swaraj’ (self-governance) and ‘Ahimsa’ (non-violence) won him accolades across the world.

Globally, Gandhi’s birth anniversary is celebrated as the International Day of Non-Violence. Several events are held in India and across the world to mark the occasion.

B-Town Pours In Birthday Wishes For Ranbir Kapoor

Be it fans or members of the Indian film industry, many flooded social media platforms with heartfelt wishes for actor Ranbir Kapoor, who turned a year older on Tuesday.

Taking to Instagram, Ranbir’s mother and veteran actor Neetu Kapoor shared a family picture and sent her birthday wish to her son. In the image, Ranbir can be seen sharing smiles with Neetu, sister Riddhima Kapoor Sahni, brother-in-law Bharat Sahni, and girlfriend Alia Bhatt.
“Happy birthday my Heartbeat. Love n blessings in abundance,” she captioned the post.
Ranbir has also received special wishes from his cousins Kareena Kapoor Khan and Karisma Kapoor.


Kareena posted an adorable picture of Ranbir holding her son Taimur in his hands on her Instagram Story.

“Happy birthday legend,” she wrote alongside the image.


Karisma, too, took to Instagram Story and shared a picture of Ranbir giving her a tight hug.
“Happy birthday Ranbir! Tightest hug back,” she captioned the click.

Alia’s sister Shaheen Bhatt gave fans a glimpse of Ranbir chilling with Alia’s black-coloured cat called Juniper.

On the 39th birthday of Ranbir, actor Sanjana Sanghi took a stroll down memory lane and shared her experience working with her first co-star in ‘Rockstar’.

“Circa 2010, a magical morning on our Rockstar sets in Dharamshala. Happiest Day of Birth to my first ever & finest co-star. Eternal KUDOS to you for tolerating & guiding a tiny little 13-year-old me who had never stepped foot on a film set before & for showing me the endless possibilities of what true love for our craft can be. Between the 2 of us, at the time, only you had the conviction that this is what I should be doing for the rest of my life when I’d be thinking about when & how I’d be able finish my homework amidst shoot,” she wrote.

Actor Arjun Kapoor dug out a throwback picture from his gallery. The image features Ranbir sharing smiles with the boy gang.

“This picture only reminds me that I need better pictures with the birthday boy… @aliaabhatt I think you must do the needful ma’am…PS – Also just realised my confidence at 21 knew no bounds just see my chest flaunting abilities,” Arjun quipped.

Other celebrities such as Bipasa Basu and Ayushmann Khurrana have also extended their heartfelt greetings to Ranbir on his special day.

Bollywood Stars Extends Birthday Wishes As Kareena Kapoor Khan Turns 41

As the ever-gorgeous Bollywood star Kareena Kapoor Khan turned 41 on Tuesday, several of her family members and fellow celebrities from the film fraternity, poured in birthday wishes for her.

Kareena’s sister Karisma Kapoor shared pictures from their childhood on her Instagram handle and wrote, “Will always be by ur side. Happy birthday to the best sister in the world.. my lifeline. love you the mostest. #birthdaygirl #sisterlove #beboisthebest #happybirthday.”

Filmmaker Karan Johar, one of the closest friends of Kareena, shared a selfie with the birthday girl and wrote, “We are pouters and posers in crime! So much love for my favorite girl on her special day! Happy birthday to my poo for life (that can sound wrong on many levels but bolna banta hai!) Love you so much.”

Actor Kangana Ranaut extended her birthday wishes by sharing a collage featuring stunning pictures of Kareena. She wrote, “Happy Birthday to the most gorgeous of them all.”

Kareena’s brother-in-law Kunal Kemmu posted an adorable picture to wish her on her special day. “Happy birthday Bebo. We love you,” he wrote along with it.

Malaika Arora took her Instagram and shared a clip of the ‘3 Idiots’ actor and wrote, “Happy Birthday to my most stunning n beautiful Bebo. Keep Glowing n shining… Love you.”

Kiara Advani, who shared screen space with Kareena in ‘Good Newwz’, also shared a stunning picture of the birthday girl and wrote, “Happy birthday to the most iconic superstar! Love you, Bebo.”

Actor Jacqueline Fernandez also shared a picture of the ravishing beauty while sending her greetings on the special day. “Happy birthday Kareena. Wishing you the best in your life and adventures. From Jackie,” she wrote.

Anushka Sharma wished the ‘Kabhi Khushi Kabhi Gham’ actor with immense ‘love and light always’ along with her picture on Instagram stories. She wrote, “Happy Birthday Kareena! Wishing you love and light always”

Meanwhile, on the work front, Kareena will be seen in the highly anticipated film ‘Laal Singh Chaddha’. The movie also stars Aamir Khan with whom Kareena had last shared screen space in the film ‘3 Idiots’. Actor Mona Singh will also be seen in the movie.

Adapted by Atul Kulkarni and directed by Advait Chandan, ‘Laal Singh Chaddha’ is an official Hindi remake of Robert Zemeckis’ Oscar Award-winning 1994 film ‘Forrest Gump’, that featured Hollywood star Tom Hanks in the lead role.

The film went on floors last year and was shot across 100 locations in the country. It is currently scheduled to release this Christmas.

Bollywood Celebs, TV Industry Mourns Demise Of Sidharth Shukla

The sudden demise of actor Sidharth Shukla has shocked the Indian film and television industry.

Sidharth was 40 when he breathed his last. Mumbai’s Cooper hospital confirmed his death.

According to one of the hospital officials, around 9:25 am, he was brought dead to the hospital on Thursday. However, the exact reason behind his demise has not been revealed yet.

After hearing about his untimely death, several members from the entertainment industry took to their social media handles to pay their respects to the late star.

Actor Manoj Bajpayee tweeted, “OMG!!! This is So Shocking!!! Words will fail to describe the shock and sense of loss of his near and dear ones !!! May he rest in peace.”


Actor Riteish Deshmukh said that he is “shocked beyond words.”
“Gone toooooo soon…. Condolences to his family, loved ones. – He was loved by millions. #SiddharthShukla you will be missed – rest in peace brother,” he wrote on Twitter.


Filmmaker Hansal Mehta urged people to mourn his demise peacefully rather than making any “tamasha”.
“No age to have a heart attack. No age to go. This is extremely sad and disturbing. Hope this time for sadness, reflection and mourning does not get converted into a Tamasha by some idiots,” Mehta tweeted.


Actor Vicky Kaushal, too, expressed his grief over Sidharth’s death.
“Unable to process this. So shocking. My deepest condolences to his family and friends. May his soul Rest in Peace,” Vicky posted on his Instagram Story.

Taking to Instagram, actor Arjun Bijlani uploaded a throwback picture of him sharing smiles with Sidharth.
“Too soon bro too soon…RIP Sid…May god give your mom and sister all the strength they need..will remember all the good times we had..cheers buddy,” Arjun captioned the image.

Actor Anita Hassanandani is extremely saddened after learning about Sidharth’s death.
“Please someone say this is not true,” she wrote on Instagram.


Actor Urmila Matondkar also paid her condolences.
“RIP Sidharth Shukla. Gone too soon. Heartfelt condolences to his family,” she tweeted.

Celebrities such as Shweta Tiwari, Amrita Rao, Jay Bhanushali and Ronit Roy among several others have mourned the demise of Sidharth, who last appeared on the reality shows ‘Bigg Boss OTT’ and ‘Dance Deewane 3’.

ED questions Bollywood actress Jacqueline Fernandez in money laundering case

New Delhi [India], August 30 (ANI): The Enforcement Directorate (ED) is questioning Bollywood actress Jacqueline Fernandes in connection with a money laundering case in the national capital on Monday.

Jacqueline is being questioned by the ED for the last five hours.
“She is facing allegations of money laundering and that is why is she is being questioned as a witness in the ongoing case.” ED official told ANI.

The ED had earlier summoned her to physically join the probe.

Further information on the matter is awaited. (ANI)

Kartik Aaryan welcomes Alaya F onboard for ‘Freddy’

               

Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India]: Actor Alaya F recently confirmed that she has joined the cast of the upcoming Kartik Aaryan-starrer ‘Freddy’.

The ‘Jawaani Jaaneman’ actor took to her Instagram handle to share the news.
She posted a picture of herself holding the movie’s clapperboard with a caption that reads, “Ready for Freddy! Sooooo happy to be on board with the most wonderful team!”

Lead actor Kartik Aaryan also welcomed his co-star on board for the movie.

“Welcome @alayaf From Freddy :),” Kartik wrote in the caption with a monochrome picture featuring Alaya cutting a cake on the film sets.

‘Freddy’ went on floors on August 1 in Mumbai. Kartik announced the news on his Instagram Story and shared a picture from the sets.

The forthcoming film is being helmed by Shashanka Ghosh and is produced by Ekta Kapoor (Balaji Telefilms) and Jay Shewakramani (Northern Lights Films).

The romantic thriller is said to be packed with unpredictable twists and sharp turns. The characters in the movie are set to take the movie buffs on a dark and chilling roller-coaster ride, where the lines between love and obsession will blur.

‘Freddy’ marks Ekta and Shashanka’s second film after the hit flick ‘Veere Di Wedding’, which had released in 2018.

Apart from ‘Freddy’, Kartik has Ram Madhvani’s ‘Dhamaka’, Anees Bazmee’s ‘Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2’, and Hansal Mehta’s ‘Captain India’. Kartik will also be seen in Sameer Vidwans’ directorial venture, which was earlier titled ‘Satyanarayan Ki Katha’.

On the other hand, Alaya, who made her Bollywood debut with the 2020 rom-com ‘Jawaani Jaaneman’ starring alongside Saif Ali Khan and Tabu, has Ekta Kapoor’s upcoming Hindi remake of the 2018 blockbuster Kannada thriller ‘U-Turn’ in the pipeline. (ANI)

Mira Rajput Shares Loved-Up Selfie With Husband Shahid Kapoor

Shahid Kapoor is away from home for work and it looks like his lovely wife Mira Rajput just can’t wait for him to come back home. The star wife shared a sweet unseen picture with the actor along with a ‘miss you’ note.

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In the photo, Shahid is seen holding Mira close to him as they pose for the camera. The beautiful couple is all smiles for the picture. Mira captioned this photo, ‘You make my heart skip a beat.. or three or four. FaceTime just doesn’t cut it #missyousomuch’

Mira and Shahid have been happily married for six glorious years now. They are doting parents to their two kids –Misha and Zain. Although the couple is not quite outgoing when it comes to social gatherings and parties, they keep their fans updated about their personal and professional life through their posts on social media. Their followers absolutely adore them and just can’t get enough of the gorgeous couple.

Meanwhile, on the work front, Shahid will next be seen in ‘Jersey’, which is an official Hindi remake of a hit Telugu movie by the same name. The movie will also feature Mrunal Thakur and Pankaj Kapur in key roles.

The actor will also be seen making his much-awaited digital debut soon. The details of the same are, however yet to be officially unveiled.

Sonam Kapoor Gets Emotional On Reuniting With Anil Kapoor: Watch Video

Sonam Kapoor returned to Mumbai from London on Tuesday, and her father Anil Kapoor came to the airport to receive her. She got emotional as she reunited with him after several months.

In a video shared online by a paparazzo account, Sonam Kapoor was seen waving to the photographers as she walked out of the airport terminal. She then saw Anil Kapoor and greeted him with, “Hi, dad.” She then broke down as they walked to their car.

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Sonam has been living in London with her husband Anand Ahuja for a while now. She spent the early days of the Covid-19 pandemic in Delhi and Mumbai, and returned to London in July last year. Earlier this year, she shot for her upcoming thriller, Blind, in Scotland.

In April, Sonam posted a photo with Anand from London and talked about how she has been ‘desperately’ craving to return to India.

Meanwhile, Anil, in a recent interview said, “Like every parent everywhere, Sunita (my wife) and I miss our kids when they are away, and we worry about them constantly. But we also recognize that we’re fortunate to live in the age of technology that enables us to see them and speak with them whenever we get anxious, and that’s been a huge relief.”

Sonam was seen in a cameo in AK vs AK, starring Anil and Anurag Kashyap in the lead roles. She played a fictionalised version of herself in the film, which also featured her brother Harsh Varrdhan Kapoor in a guest appearance. Previously, Sonam and Anil starred together in Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aisa Laga.

Meanwhile, Sonam will be seen next in Blind, a remake of a Korean crime-thriller. In an Instagram post earlier this year, she called it an ‘insanely hard but creatively satisfying film’. The film is directed by Shome Makhija.

Shraddha Kapoor, Ranbir Kapoor To Resume Shoot For Luv Ranjan’s Next

On Tuesday, the star cast of Luv Ranjan’s untitled film reached Delhi for the shoot of the film. Lead stars Ranbir Kapoor and Shraddha Kapoor were spotted in the Capital, along with Boney Kapoor and Dimple Kapadia.

The film’s shoot had started in January at a private property in Noida, and they were expected to shoot through March, however, it was rescheduled due to COVID restrictions. A source informs, “The shoot of the film will resume this week and the cast will be in Delhi for around 15 days.”

Another source says,”This is the first major film project being in shot in NCR after restrictions were lifted last month. Over 15 projects were filmed in NCR from Jan to March, but shoots were cancelled in April. In recent weeks, we have filmed a few advertisements in old Delhi, but no major projects have been shot here. Line producers say that as the number of cases go down, shooting is expected to resume in full swing in NCR.”

“Currently, due to decrease in number of cases, permission is not a big issue, as long as the crew is limited to 20-30 people. Two other major projects are also scheduled for month end,” informs an insider.

First look of Amitabh Bachchan from Rashmika Mandanna starrer ‘Goodbye’ LEAKED

First look of Amitabh Bachchan from Rashmika Mandanna starrer ‘Goodbye’ LEAKED
A picture of Amitabh Bachchan and Rashmika Mandanna from the sets of ‘Goodbye’ has surfaced on social media and the leaked photo is going viral on the Internet. Take a look!A picture of Amitabh Bachchan and Rashmika Mandanna from the sets of ‘Goodbye’ has surfaced on social media and the leaked photo is going viral on the Internet. Take a look!

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Vikas Bahl’s directorial ‘Goodbye’ has been making noise for quite some time now. The cast of the film which includes Amitabh Bachchan and Rashmika Mandanna among others has kept everyone quite intrigued. Now, a picture of Bachchan and Mandanna from the sets of the film has surfaced on social media and the leaked photo is going viral on the Internet.

In the picture, the two actors can be seen looking at something on a phone.

The actor began shooting for Goodbye in April. However, given the rising numbers of COVID cases the shoot. The film is being produced by Ekta Kapoor. Sharing her excitement on working with Bachchan Ekta Kapoor earlier said, “‘Goodbye’ is an extremely special subject which has emotion and entertainment in equal measure. It’s a story that every family will identify with. I am ecstatic to be working with Mr. Bachchan and thrilled to present Rashmika Mandanna in this beautiful film!”

In a social media post, she also spoke of how she has literally spent her childhood “obsessing over Amitabh Bachchan”. She posted a throwback picture with him and shared a picture of the film’s clapperboard in the next post.

“This is how it started ……..” she wrote.

“this is how it’s ( hopefully) going! Finally working with the ONLY actor Iv been waiting to work with … who I spent my childhood obsessing over @amitabhbachchan ! Wat an honour sir / uncle ! Welcoming new beginnings with #Goodbye,” she added

Mimi Trailer Out: Kriti Sanon, Pankaj Tripathi’s hilarious journey of surrogacy looks promising

While surrogacy is a sensitive topic to deal with, Laxman Utekar knows how to spin it into a quirky way that appears both funny and satirically informative. The trailer of Kriti and Pankaj Tripathi starrer was released by the makers today and it is hilarious. Their pairing is odd and it is everything you need in Utrekar’s rustic setting.

The actress plays a young surrogate mother in the film. By the looks of it, Kriti’s character is a small town girl who’s lured to be a surrogate mother for a foreign couple. While she accepts the proposal when she’s offered a handsome sum of money, things take a turn when the couple decides they don’t want their child anymore and now Mimi is in a fix. what follows is chaos which leaves no one sheltered. 

Sharing the teaser, Kriti wrote on Instagram. “#Mimi expected everything, except for this unexpected journey! Here is My Mimi for you! Watch the glimpse of her unexpected story with your family. #MimiTrailer out now. Link in bio. Releasing on 30th July on @officialjiocinema & @netflix_in. #NothingLikeWhatYoureExpecting (sic).” 

Kangana Ranaut: “No Release Date Has Been Finalized For Thalaivi”

Actor Kangana Ranaut, on Monday, urged everyone not to pay heed to rumours related to her upcoming film Thalaivi, which revolves around the life of late politician J Jayalalithaa. Kangana Ranaut took to her Instagram Stories to post a note on her upcoming J Jayalalithaa biopic Thalaivi.

She also informed people that the team has not announced any release date of Thalaivi yet.

“No release date has been finalized for Thalaivi yet, please refrain from rumours. We will release the film as and when cinemas open all across the country. Thanks,” Kangana Ranaut wrote on her Instagram Story.

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Directed by AL Vijay, the multi-lingual film was earlier scheduled for a release on April 23, 2021, but it got postponed due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic.

Actors Arvind Swami and Bhayashree among others are also a part of the upcoming film. Kangana, meanwhile, is currently busy shooting for Dhaakad in Budapest.

Happy Birthday Sid: Priyanka Chopra Shares Childhood Pics With Her Brother

Priyanka Chopra has shared a couple of pictures to mark her brother Siddharth Chopra’s birthday on Monday. She took to Instagram and shared a post featuring a childhood picture along with a recent picture of Siddharth posing with the siblings’ mother Madhu Chopra.

In the picture from their childhood, Priyanka Chopra and Siddharth Chopra were seen enjoying the waves at a beach together. In the second picture, Siddharth and Madhu were seen posing beside what appeared to be a food truck. The truck featured a special message from Priyanka and her husband, singer Nick Jonas.

A board situated by the truck read, “Happy birthay!! We know there is not much you love more than food. We love you Nick & Didi.” She shared the post with the caption, “Happy Birthday Sid! Love you and wish I was there to celebrate you wishing u so much joy and laughter. (sic)”

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Priyanka is currently in the United Kingdom, where she is wrapping up her upcoming projects. The actor had visited the US recently for a short trip where she reunited with her mother, Madhu. The actor had hosted a party to celebrate Madhu’s birthday. The party was hosted at Priyanka’s recently-opened restaurant Sona. The party was attended by her family and friends. During the trip, Priyanka also made her way to the supermarkets to check out her haircare range.

Over the weekend, Priyanka was seen attending the Wimbledon 2021 finals in London. She was accompanied by Natasha Poonawala on Saturday and was joined by James G Boulter, a socialite, on Sunday.

Priyanka has been stationed in the United Kingdom for a while now. She wrapped the filming of Text For You and is currently completing Citadel, an international series with Richard Madden. Priyanka’s upcoming projects also include Matrix 4 with Keanu Reeves, a dance reality show with husband Nick Jonas and another show with Mindy Kaling.

Actor Nav Bajwa To Make His Bollywood Debut Opposite Ameesha Patel

Earlier the report of Ameesha Patel to mark her Punjabi debut opposite Nav Bajwa was doing the rounds, and now a new update has come. This update is not about Ameesha’s debut in Pollywood, but about Nav Bajwa’s first-ever Bollywood movie.

The ‘Ishqaa’ fame Punjabi actor has signed his debut Hindi movie as lead, opposite the gorgeous actress Ameesha Patel. Nav has taken to his social media handle to share the news with his fans. Sharing a pic collage of him and Ameesha, Nav wrote – “coming up with a big Bollywood project soon rest details will be shared ????????????????????????????Shukar dateya….”

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The details of the movie can’t be unveiled right now. However, the reports suggest that the shoot will go on the floors soon. Also, both Nav and his fans are super excited to see the actor on the Bollywood front. As soon as the post came out, congratulatory messages started flooding in.

Ajay Devgn’s ‘Bhuj The Pride of India’ Trailer Out

Ajay Devgn unveiled the trailer of his upcoming film, Bhuj: The Pride of India, on Monday. Sharing the video on Instagram, he wrote, “When bravery becomes your armour, every step leads you to victory! Experience the untold story of the greatest battle ever fought, #BhujThePrideOfIndia.”

Bhuj: The Pride of India, directed by Abhishek Dudhaiya, is set in the backdrop of the India-Pakistan War of 1971. The film, which stars Ajay Devgn, Sanjay Dutt, Sonakshi Sinha, Nora Fatehi and Sharad Kelkar, is inspired by the journey of Indian Air Force Squadron leader Vijay Karnik and how he, along with 300 women from a local village, rebuilt an entire IAF airbase.

The trailer begins with an airstrike on the Bhuj airport. As India figures out how to stop the Pakistan army, we see glimpses of how the characters of Ajay, Sanjay, Sonakshi, Nora and Sharad are filled with the fire of patriotism. There are also plenty of action sequences, from missile launches to attacks on warships.

At the end, Ajay is seen rising from the wreckage and declaring, “Mere marne ka maatam mat karna, maine khud yeh shahdat chuni hai. Main jeeta hoon marne ke liye, mera naam hai sipahi (Don’t mourn my death, I have chosen martyrdom myself. I live to die, I am a soldier).”

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Bhuj: The Pride of India is set for a direct-to-digital release on Disney+ Hotstar on August 13, just two days before Independence Day.

Ajay directed an action sequence in Bhuj: The Pride of India due to stunt coordinator Peter Hein’s unavailability last March. “It is true that Ajay designed the action sequence for the movie. The sequences come at a crucial juncture in the narrative. In the first set-piece, Ajay is seen attempting hand-to-hand combat as he fights the spies sent by the Pakistani army. The other segment, an outdoor shoot, has Sanjay Dutt and Sharad Kelkar take on the baddies,” Mid-Day quoted the film’s spokesperson as saying.

Happy 6 Months To Us Three: Anushka Sharma Share Pics With Vamika And Virat

Actor Anushka Sharma has shared a bunch of beautiful pictures on the six-month birthday of her daughter Vamika. She and her husband Virat Kohli celebrated the day with a picnic in the park.

In the photos, Anushka is seen lying on a picnic mat with Vamika resting on top of her. She is wearing a pink shirt with blue jeans, point something out in the sky to her daughter. A second picture shows Vamika in Virat’s arms. He is giving her a hug and she is seen wearing a pink and peach striped frock with pink boots. There is also a picture of the cake, decorated with flowers.

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“Her one smile can change our whole world around ! I hope we can both live up to the love with which you look at us, little one Happy 6 months to us three,” Anushka captioned the photos.

Vamika was born on February 11. Upon her birth, Virat and Anushka had sent gifts and sweets to the press and also requested them not to publish or click their daughter’s pictures. A note from the couple read, “Hi, Thank you for all the love that you have given us for all these years. We are happy to celebrate this momentous occasion with you. As parents, we have a simple request to make to you. We want to protect the privacy of our child and we need your help and support.”

Recently, a fan had also asked Virat Kohli for pictures of Vamika. “What is the meaning of Vamika? How is she? Can we see a glimpse of her please,” the fan asked during an AMA session. Virat replied, “Vamika is another name for goddess Durga. No, we have decided as a couple to not expose our child to social media before she has an understanding of what social media is and can make her own choice.”

Akshay Kumar’s ‘Bell Bottom’ To Get A New Release Date?

Makers of Akshay Kumar’s ‘Bell Bottom’ may be forced to push the release of the film once again. This after the fact that the lockdown restrictions have been rolled back in a few states, with no sign of theatres opening up by the end of this month, as film industry experts were hoping for. On June 15, producer Vashu Bhagnani’s Pooja Entertainment had announced the release date of the film to be July 27 and it was to be the first big film to release in the cinemas since lockdown 2.0 came into effect.
There is also buzz in the trade circles that the film may not even release in theatres in August. When asked about the release being pushed to mid-August, Raj Bansal, a leading distributor and multiplex owner from Rajasthan said, “Looking at the current situation I don’t think cinemas will fully open by July 27 so there is every chance ‘Bell Bottom’ may release on August 13.”

While producer Vashu Bhagnani was not available for comment, a source close to the unit said, “There is no decision taken on ‘Bell Bottom’ yet as theatres are yet to open in the country.” The makers will also now make sure the film releases in the theatre at an appropriate time. The OTT release date will be affected accordingly, as well.

‘Bell Bottom’ project has managed to lead the charge from the beginning. Even last year, it hit the headlines for being the first Hindi film to be shot and completed during the pandemic with exemplary on-set COVID management.

‘Bell Bottom’ is a spy thriller directed by Ranjit Tewari and stars Akshay Kumar, Huma Qureshi, Lara Dutta and Vani Kapoor.

Saif Ali Khan, Hrithik Roshan To Star In Vikram Vedha’s Hindi Remake

Saif Ali Khan and Hrithik Roshan will be seen together on the big screen for the first time in Vikram Vedha’s Hindi remake. The film producers have planned to release it next September.

Vikram Vedha was a 2017 Tamil neo-noir thriller, starring R Madhavan and Vijay Sethupathi. The Hindi remake will be produced by Neeraj Pandey under his company Friday Filmworks in association with Reliance Entertainment and YNot Studios, the producers behind the original.

“The Hindi remake with Hrithik and Saif is in the advanced pre-production stage and will most likely go on floors next month. We are looking to release it on September 30, 2022,” a source told.

Madhavan played a cop named Vikram while Sethupathi played gangster Vedha. Pushkar and Gayathri, who directed the original, will also direct the Hindi remake.

On Friday, Hrithik began work on Fighter with Deepika Padukone. The action-drama will be directed by Siddharth Anand, who previously worked with Hrithik in War. He is also working on the fourth installment of his superhero franchise, Krrish.

Saif Ali Khan will be seen in Bhoot Police with Arjun Kapoor, Yami Gautam and Jacqueline Fernandez. It will release on September 17 on Disney+ Hotstar. He is also reuniting with Tanhaji: The Unsung Warrior director Om Raut to play Lankesh in Prabhas-starrer Adipurush.

Ananya Panday Breaks Down During Grandmother Snehlata Panday’s Funeral

Ananya Panday was inconsolable at the death of her grandmother Snehlata Panday. Pictures from the funeral show the actor and her sister Rysa crying as their mother Bhavana Pandey consoled them.

Ananya Panday, who was earlier spotted by the paparazzi in the city, later rushed to her grandmother’s home to join her family in their hour of grief. Her father, actor Chunky Panday was supported by his friends and relatives as he performed the last rites for his mother. Ananya’s cousin, Ahaan Panday was also seen with the family, accompanying his grandmother and uncle Chunky in the ambulance.

The funeral was also attended by Bhavana and Chunky’s friends, Seema Khan, Neelam Kothari Soni and her husband Samir Soni. Seema was also seen consoling Ananya outside the house. Shabina Khan and politician Bhai Jagtap, Baba Siddique and others were also snapped arriving for the last rites.

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Ananya was close to her grandmother and even shared a post for her on Women’s Day. Chunky had also shared a special throwback picture of his mother on the occasion of Mother’s Day this year.

In the caption, he had written, “Always A Mama’s Boy. My mother on the set’s of Gunahon ka Faisla 1988. Happy Happy Mothers Day to you All.”

Ananya is the eldest daughter of Chunky Panday and Bhavana Pandey. Her last release was Khaali Peeli with Ishaan Khatter. She was also seen in Pati Patni Aur Woh with Kartik Aaryam Ananya will be seen next with Deepika Padukone and Siddhant Chaturvedi in Shakun Batra’s upcoming domestic noir movie.

Priyanka Chopra Shares Pictures Of Her ‘London Life’: Check Out

Priyanka Chopra seems to be living it up in London. On Thursday night, she took to Instagram Stories to share a picture of herself “just vibin’” and another, in which she wondered “what to do next”. She also posted a photo in which she and her cousin Divya Jyoti could be seen walking, along with the caption, “Looking for adventure. #londonlife.

The following picture was of Priyanka Chopra sitting on the grass with her cousin Divya Jyoti and James Cavanaugh. While Priyanka shared it with a bunch of emojis, James posted it with the caption, “Just mildly happy about this summer weather. Definitely haven’t mentioned it 1,000 times or anything…”

Priyanka shared a sunkissed selfie and wrote, “Magic light,” along with a yellow heart emoji. In a separate Instagram post, she could be seen posing on a cane sofa. She simply captioned it with peacock and white heart emojis, crediting Divya for taking the picture.

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Since late last year, Priyanka has been stationed in London because of her professional commitments. However, she has been taking short trips to the US, where her husband Nick Jonas is staying, every now and then.

Last month, Priyanka was briefly in the US to spend time with Nick and her family. Among other things, she visited her restaurant in New York, Sona, as well as the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Ohio. She also stopped by a supermarket to see her newly-launched haircare products on the shelves.

During her stay in London, Priyanka finished shooting for Text For You, which features Nick in a cameo. She was also busy promoting her films, We Can Be Heroes and The White Tiger, as well as her memoir titled Unfinished, which marks her debut as an author. She is presently shooting for the Amazon spy series Citadel, co-starring Richard Madden.

Yami Gautam, Jacqueline Fernandez Reveals Their First Look Poster From Bhoot Police

Actors Yami Gautam and Jacqueline Fernandez have revealed their first look posters from the upcoming film, Bhoot Police. The movie, which also stars Saif Ali Khan and Arjun Kapoor, is a horror-comedy.

Yami Gautam shared her poster on Thursday and revealed that her character in the movie is named Maya. “To enchant all with her charm arrives MAYA, in #BhootPolice. Coming soon on. @DisneyplusHSVIP,” she wrote. In the poster, Yami is seen wearing a white dress and holding a torch in her right hand.

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Jacqueline Fernandez wrote in her instagram, “Laaton ke Bhoot baaton se nahi maante (Some people need a beating up)! Meet the fabulous KANIKA in #BhootPolice. Coming soon on @DisneyplusHSVIP.” She is seen wearing a white sports bra with high waist pants and a thick jacket hanging off her shoulders.

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Earlier, Arjun and Saif had also shared their looks. Arjun plays Chiraunji and was seen wearing an oversized black outfit with a knife-shaped pendant and studded rings, on the poster. He, too, was seen holding a torch in his hand. “Unravel the mysterious door of supernatural powers with laughter! Meet CHIRAUNJI in #BhootPolice. Coming soon on @disneyplushotstarvip,” he wrote with the post.

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Saif is seen sporting a leather jacket with a black shirt. In the first look poster, he was seen holding a weapon that seems to help him in catching ghosts.

Bhoot Police is slated for a direct-to-digital release on Disney Hotstar. The forthcoming horror-comedy was earlier scheduled for a theatrical release on September 10. However, the makers reportedly confirmed its digital release in June.

Bhoot Police was shot in Himachal Pradesh late last year. The upcoming film is helmed by Pawan Kripalani, who has earlier directed films like Ragini MMS, and Phobia.

Akshay Kumar Enjoys Memes Made By Filhaal Fans; Reposts Some Of Them

Actor Akshay Kumar is enjoying all the memes on his recently released music video, Filhaal 2- Mohabbat. The tragic love ballad is sung by B Praak and stars Akshay with Nupur Sanon.

Sharing the memes on Twitter, Akshay Kumar wrote, “Thank you SO much for all the love to #Filhaal2Mohabbat. I know the pain in it made some of you sad. So here’s reposting some fun memes by Filhaal fans to make you smile. Amazing creativity, amazing spirit.”

Most memes chose their baraat-dancing scene as the template. In it, Akshay is seen dancing but suddenly breaks into sobs. Most were about the disappointments one faces at wedding and another even gave a Bhool Bhulaiyaa twist to B Praak’s heartbreak songs.

On Tuesday, Akshay took to Instagram and shared the link to the song. “Filhall, my first music video started out as something new and fun to do…but Filhaal 2- Mohabbat is a result of your immense love. Now all yours,” he captioned the post.

The latest track is a sequel to Filhall, which was released in 2019. B Praak has sung both songs. Punjabi actor and singer Ammy Virk is also seen in the second part.

The new music video showed the pain of getting one’s heartbroken in love. In the video, Akshay Kumar plays a doctor who is sad and crying at the wedding of his love, essayed by Nupur, with Ammy Virk’s character.

Before the release of the song, Nupur even visited a gurdwara to seek God’s blessings. “Seeking blessings for the entire team of Filhaal 2- Mohabbat,” she posted on Instagram Story.

She even expressed her gratitude towards Akshay. “Learnt so much about you sir. About acting and so much beyond acting …Life. Only and only respect for the person you are. Thank you for being my mentor,” Nupur said.

Arvindr Khaira has directed the music video of Filhaal 2.

Celebs Ranbir Kapoor, Shah Rukh Khan, Vidya Balan Visit Dilip Kumar House

Legendary actor Dilip Kumar passed away earlier today at the age of 98. He was admitted to the Hinduja hospital, Khar, in Mumbai for the last 15 days. His mortal remains have been taken to his residence in Bandra. A grief-stricken Saira Banu, who was with Dilip in hospital for the last fortnight, was also seen at the hospital.

The doctors at the hospital said his treatment was ongoing for the last 3-4 months now. He suffered from advanced prostate cancer that had spread to other organs of his body.

“He had water in the pleural cavity, and he suffered kidney failure. He required blood transfusion multiple times. We carried out the last transfusion but it did not help,” a hospital doctor said, adding that “The cancer spread made it difficult to treat him.”

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The actor’s official Twitter account also confirmed the news of his death, “With a heavy heart and profound grief, I announce the passing away of our beloved Dilip Saab, few minutes ago. We are from God and to Him we return.” Another update said the last rites of the late actor will take place at 5 pm on Wednesday. “Burial today at 5:00 PM. Juhu Qabrastan at Santacruz Mumbai.”

Iconic singer Lata Mangeshkar, while tweeting about losing Dilip Kumar also paid her respect to Saira Banu. She shared how over the last few years, ‘Yusuf Bhai’ wasn’t keeping well and could not recognise anyone. The singer added that Saira Bhabhi left everything and served him day and night. “There was no other life for him. I bow to such a woman and pray that Yusuf Bhai’s soul rest in peace,” she tweeted.

Hema Malini: “Dilip Kumar Was The Pillars Of Bollywood”

Popularly known as the ‘Tragedy King’ of Bollywood, Dilip Kumar, passed away today at the age of 98. In the latest interview with actor, filmmaker and politician Hema Malini, got emotional talking about the late actor who she never got an opportunity to be paired opposite him in movies.

In a telephonic conversation, the actress said, “Raj Kapoor, Dev Anand and Dilip Kumar were the three pillars of Bollywood. Each one had a distinct style of acting. With Raj Saab, I started my career in Hindi films. With Dev Saab, I was fortunate to do 7-8 movies. He was very fond of me. However, unfortunately, I never got an opportunity to be paired opposite Dilip Saab.”

The only time Malini worked with Kumar was in the film Kranti (1981). “But I was not paired opposite him. He played the role of my father-in-law,” says the actress who was later directed by him for a TV show.
She shares, “His wife Saira Ji made a TV show in which they showcased the journey of actors who are dancers. So, one episode was based on me, which was directed by him. It was shot in my house and I enjoyed being a part of the project which Dilip Saab was working on so passionately.”

As an admirer of the actor, Malini loved watching his films. “I liked Dilip Kumar-Vyjayanhtimala Jodi a lot and so I enjoyed watching films like Ganga Jumna, Sunghursh and Leader. When I was offered the film Seeta Aur Geeta, I wondered if people would compare me with Dilip Ji as it was similar to his film Ram Aur Shyam. He was a very sweet person and every time we met woh kisse sunanae lag jaate the about how they would shoot films back then without the advent of technology and so many facilities, which was always very interesting to hear.”

Recollecting one of the fondest memories of the actor, she shares, “It was very sweet of him to attend my daughter Esha’s (Deol Takhtani) wedding. He wasn’t able to walk. It was so beautiful and admirable to see Saira ji holding his hand and leading the way. We had made special arrangements for him to enter the venue so that he avoids the crowd. I felt happy that he came all the way and showered Esha and Bharat (husband) with his blessings.”

The actress signs off saying, “Through the years I kept in touch with Saira ji. Once a month I would make a call to her to know about Dilip ji’s health. Every time he was hospitalized we prayed for him, but this time he left all of us.”

Rocky Aur Rani Ki Prem Kahani, Stars Ranveer Singh And Alia

Karan Johar announced his return to feature film direction after five years with a ‘love story that is deeply embedded in the roots of family’. His next, titled Rocky Aur Rani Ki Prem Kahani, stars Ranveer Singh and Alia Bhatt in the lead roles.

Taking to Instagram, Karan Johar announced Rocky Aur Rani Ki Prem Kahani, along with a motion poster. “Thrilled to get behind the lens with my favorite people in front of it! Presenting Rocky Aur Rani Ki Prem Kahani, headlined by none other than Ranveer Singh and Alia Bhatt and written by Ishita Moitra, Shashank Khaitan & Sumit Roy,” he wrote. He also mentioned that the film will be out in 2022.

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In a video shared on his Instagram account on Monday, Karan Johar said that in the last few years, his focus has been on making the Dharma brand grow, but now, he wishes to ‘go back to (his) favourite place’ – on a film set.

“The last five years for me have been about making Dharma Productions, Dharmatic Entertainment, Dharma Cornerstone Agency (DCA), Dharma 2.0 grow and push the cinematic boundaries through the lens of new and talented filmmakers. But personally, my primary passion always lies behind the camera. Telling stories, creating a world filled with a multitude of colours, eternal music, emotions,” Karan said.

“And I feel it’s time to go back to my favourite place, onset, and to create what I adore the most – love stories. I am extremely excited to announce my next film tomorrow – a love story that is deeply embedded in the roots of family. I hope to seek all your wishes and blessings as I begin this journey,” he added.

Since Ae Dil Hai Mushkil, Karan has directed two short films in the Netflix anthologies Lust Stories and Ghost Stories. He announced his next directorial venture, Takht, in 2018. However, it has been delayed due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Takht, an ambitious period drama set in the Mughal era, will star Ranveer Singh, Kareena Kapoor Khan, Vicky Kaushal, Alia Bhatt, Janhvi Kapoor, Anil Kapoor and Bhumi Pednekar. During an Instagram live last month, Karan said that he will begin work on the film after he wraps up Rocky Aur Rani Ki Prem Kahani.

“Satyanarayan Ki Katha” Starring Kartik Aaryan To Get A New Title

Kartik Aaryan announced his next big project, Satyanarayan Ki Katha helmed by Sameer Vidwans last month. The film is an epic musical love story and is all set to go on the floors by the end of this year. Produced by Sajid Nadiadwala and Named Pictures, the filmmakers have decided to change the title of the film as it did not go down well with the netizens. 

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Issuing a statement regarding the same, director Sameer Vidwans posted, “A title of the film is something that emerges organically through the creative process. We have taken a decision to change the title of ur recently announced film ‘Satyanarayan ki Katha’ to avoid hurting sentiments even if that’s purely unintentional. Producers of the film and the creative team also are in complete support of this decision. We will be announcing a new title for our love story in the due course of our journey.”

He had earlier spoken of his choice of casting Kartik in the lead and said, “The film is again a unique moving love story. It will bring out a facet of Kartik Aaryan’s talent that audiences haven’t seen so far. Kartik is an immensely talented actor. I wanted only him for this role.”

Bhushan Kumar Announces Biopic On Choreographer Saroj Khan

The story of struggle, the story of success, the story of India’s first female choreographer will be brought to life by Bhushan Kumar of T-Series. The production house has acquired the rights to produce the legendary choreographer Saroj Khan’s biopic. He recently acquired rights to her life story from Saroj Khan’s children Raju Khan, Sukaina Khan and daughters of Hina Khan.

Nirmala Kishanchand Sadhu Singh Nagpal aka Saroj Khan who brought sparkle to Bollywood with her dance choreographies was known for several of her successful songs mostly in the 80s and 90s. A career-spanning around 50 years, she worked with many top actors and created some of the industry’s most famous dance scenes.

As Bollywood’s first female choreographer, Saroj Khan was among only a few women who worked behind the camera at a time when nearly all the technicians were men. The pioneer that she became, Saroj Khan, joined the industry when she was a 3-year-old child to become a dancer at 10 and soon became an assistant choreographer at the age of 12.

Saroj Khan gave us several hit dance songs like ‘Ek Do Teen’, ‘Choli Ke Peechey Kya Hai’, ‘Hawa Hawai’, ‘Dhak Dhak Karne Laga’ to songs in films like Devdas, Lamhe, Nagina, Kalank, Chandni, Saawariya, Taal, Beta, Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam, and many others. The 3 time National Award-winning choreographer, who was known for her collaboration with Madhuri Dixit and Sridevi, also worked with several millennial actors.

Bhushan Kumar says, “Sarojji not only mesmerized the audiences with actors performing her dance moves, but she also revolutionized the choreography scene in Hindi cinema. Her dance forms told stories which helped every filmmaker. She brought audiences to the theatres who saw their favourite actors dancing to her steps. Sarojji’s journey that started as early as a 3-year-old was met with a lot of ups and downs and the success and respect she gained from the industry has to be brought to life. I remember visiting film sets with my father and seeing her bring life to the songs with her choreography. Her dedication towards the art was commendable. I am glad Sukaina & Raju agreed to let us make this biopic of her mother.”

Sukaina Khan, says, “My mother was loved and respected by the entire industry but we have closely seen her struggle and fight to become who she was. We hope with this biopic, Bhushanji will be able to tell her story, her love for us, her passion for dancing, and her fondness for her actors and respect to the profession with this biopic.”

The team will announce further developments soon.

Randhir Kapoor Shifted To A New Grand House In Bandra

Randhir Kapoor has said that he had begun feeling lonely in his Chembur house and decided to shift to the new house. He also said that his 3,000 square feet new house is ‘cosy’.

Randhir Kapoor, who moved into his new house in Bandra, has said that he had begun feeling lonely in his Chembur house. He also said in a new interview that he finds his new house, spread across 3,000 square feet, “relatively cosy”.

Actor Randhir Kapoor held a griha pravesh puja on Friday and daughters Kareena Kapoor, Karisma Kapoor and sister-in-law Neetu Kapoor, niece Riddhima Kapoor Sahni and nephew Aadar Jain were all in attendance.

“I am feeling better here (the new house). I had started feeling more lonely, of late. Here, my family can drop in frequently like they did a few hours back; there was a puja today. They will continue to do so in the future. Even my friends are close by in Khar and Bandra,” Randhir Kapoor told a leading daily.

Asked if he would sell the Chembur house, he laughed and said that his financial condition is not that bad. “No, hamari haalat itni bhi buri nahi hain (we are not in such a bad situation). It stays as it was. It was just that it was a very big house and I was all alone,” he said. Randhir Kapoor lost his brothers Rishi Kapoor and Rajiv Kapoor recently.

Recently, Randhir said that he would sell his ancestral home in the Chembur area of Mumbai to move closer to his estranged wife Babita Kapoor and their daughters, Kareena and Karisma.

He had told a leading daily in April this year, “My parents had told me that I can stay in this (Chembur) home for as long as I want, but the day I decide to sell it, I will have to share the sale proceeds with my siblings Rishi Kapoor, Rajiv Kapoor, Ritu, and Rima. That’s fine as I have done well for myself in my career and also invested well. Rajiv largely stayed with me, he had a house in Pune but he was mostly in Mumbai. Now, I am moving near Babita, Bebo and Lolo’s homes.”

Vidya Balan, Ekta Kapoor On Oscar Academy’s List Of 395 New Members

Bollywood actor Vidya Balan and producers Ekta Kapoor and Shobha Kapoor are among the 395 new members of artists and executives who have been invited to join the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences.

Other newcomers include Oscar winners Yuh-Jung Youn, Emerald Fennell and Florian Zeller. Other artistes like Henry Golding, Vanessa Kirby, Robert Pattinson and Yahya Abdul-Mateen II have also been invited to join.

The Academy announced the names of the ‘Class of 2021’ on their website. Their tweet read, “It’s time to announce our new members! Meet the Class of 2021. #WeAreTheAcademy”

This year, the Academy has invited 395 people in comparison to last year when it invited 819 members. The Academy said in a statement, “To enable steady future growth and to ensure the necessary infrastructure, staff resources and environment to support all Academy members, the number invited to membership was limited to roughly half that of recent years.”

Last year’s class included actors Alia Bhatt and Hrithik Roshan, documentary filmmakers Nishtha Jain and Amit Madheshiya, designer Neeta Lulla, casting director Nandini Shrikent, visual effects supervisors Vishal Anand and Sandeep Kamal.

The new entries will bring up the number of eligible voters at the Academy to approximately 9,750. This year, 53% of the new entries are international members.

Madhu Mantena: “Deepika And I Are Making It Together”

Producer Madhu Mantena earlier announced his collaboration with Deepika Padukone in 2019 for making the epic tale of Mahabharat. The producer announced that the story will be shown through the eyes of Draupadi. However, there have been no updates about the same. Now, talking to a tabloid, Madhu said that he and Deepika are working together but on Ramayana first.

Madhu said, “Deepika And I Are Making It Together, But It’s Going To Be Ramayana First”. Also, he said that these things take time and they don’t want to be irresponsible in their approach. Madhu and Deepika are trying to do the Mahabharat from Draupadi’s point of view because they want people to understand who Draupadi is. He also added that there is a lot of research that’s going on and they have already reached the process of zeroing down on the material for the final screenplay.

Madhu Mantena further talked about why it is taking them so much time and said that various drafts are being worked upon. He also believes that Deepika is not making this film because she is an actor; she is making it because both of them strongly feel that it’s a great story that is to be told from Draupadi’s point of view.

He concluded by saying that they are working hard to put everything together and such kind of projects takes a lot of time. He also believes that the responsibilities which they are carrying to create a world that have not been seen before is huge and can’t be made so early.

He informed that he will announce the complete star cast of the epic drama film in or around Diwali.

Veteran Actor Naseeruddin Shah Expected To Be Discharged On Friday

On Wednesday, Naseeruddin Shah’s wife and actor Ratna Pathak Shah said that he had a ‘small patch’ of pneumonia in his lungs and was undergoing treatment for the same.

Veteran actor Naseeruddin Shah, who is undergoing treatment for pneumonia at a hospital here, is doing well and is expected to be discharged on Friday, his secretary said on Thursday.

The 70-year-old actor was admitted to the Khar-based PD Hinduja Hospital & Medical Research Centre, a non-Covid-19 facility, on Tuesday.

“He is doing well. He might be discharged tomorrow,” Naseeruddin Shah’s secretary Jairaj told PTI.

On Wednesday afternoon, Naseeruddin Shah’s wife and veteran actor Ratna Pathak Shah told PTI that he had a “small patch” of pneumonia in his lungs and was undergoing treatment for the same.

Naseeruddin, an alumnus of the National School of Drama (NSD) and Film and Television Institute of India (FTII), is known for his contribution towards parallel cinema, with films such as Nishant, Jaane Bhi Do Yaaro, Ijaazat, Masoom and Mirch Masala.

He has also created a space for himself in the commercial cinema with movies such as Mohra, Sarfarosh, Ishqiya, The Dirty Picture, and Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara among others.

The veteran, whose career spans 46 years, is also known for his extensive work in theatre and running the theatre group, Motley Productions.

The multiple National Award-winning actor was last seen in the 2020 feature drama Mee Raqsam and the acclaimed Amazon Prime Video series Bandish Bandits.

Legendary actor Dilip Kumar too has been admitted to the same hospital due to age-related medical issues.

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