Saturday, 25 March 2017

'Colossal' to release in India in April

Sci-fi comedy "Colossal" - starring #Anne_Hathway and #Jason_Sudeikis - will be releasing in India on April 7.

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MVP Entertainment is releasing the Nacho Vigalondo directorial in India, read a statement. 

"Colossal" follows the financial collapse of Gloria (played by Hathway) who has lost her job. She is an unemployed woman trying to get her life together after drinking and partying caused her boyfriend to kick her out. 

The film is on how her life changes when she discovers that attacks by a giant monster in South Korea are somehow tied to, and possibly caused by, her own ongoing mental breakdown.

The movie also features Dan Stevens and Tim Blake Nelson.

Hailey Baldwin in a hurry to experience motherhood

Model #Hailey_Baldwin, who is 20 years old, is eager to have children at a young age.

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Baldwin says she wants her children to be teenagers by the time she turns 40, reports dailymail.co.uk.

Asked where she would like to be in next 20 years, Baldwin told Remix magazine: "I think 20 years is a lot to think about, but by that time I would liked to have a couple of children and be married and raising a family."

She added: "There'll definitely be some kiddos in the picture by then. I want to be a young parent, so I want to be 40 and have teenage kids."

Happiness makes person beautiful: Kristen Bell

Actress #Kristen_Bell thinks being a good person is the "quickest" and easiest way to feel beautiful about yourself.

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The "Frozen" star believes beauty comes from within and feels self-esteem is the most important part when it comes to feeling good about yourself.

"The beauty lesson that is paramount, is your beauty comes from inside, not out. You can make yourself look however you want to look but you will not feel beautiful until you have self-esteem, and you will not get self-esteem until you participate in estimable acts," Bell told people.com.

"So being a good person is the quickest way to feel beautiful. There's no getting around it... There are a thousand quick fixes to beauty, but really, it's your inside heart. That's what makes you feel pretty," she added.

Protect yourself from acne in simple steps

Use salycylic face wash and anti-acne masks to stay from #acne in summer, say experts.

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Alia Rizvi, Dermatologist at Me Clinic - Masters of Esthetics, and Megha Shah, a Cosmetologist, have rolled out basic pointers that can be easily incorporated in daily beauty regimens: 

* Keep your face clean. Remove your make properly. You can use a salycylic face wash.

* Rinse your face once you get home after spending the day outside.

* Do not scrub. Over washing and scrubbing can cause skin irritation.

* Don't touch your face too often. Or don't lean on any surface. Here the face can get infected with bacteria.

Martha Kelly bad at improvisation in front of co-star

Actor #Martha_Kelly says her "Baskets" co-star #Zach_Galifianakis thinks she is bad at improvisation.

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"I've known Zach since I started open mics in 1998. He makes me laugh all the time. I try to make him laugh and sometimes he does. But he makes me laugh all the time, he's just naturally really funny," Kelly said in a statement. 

Talking about Galifianakis' take on Kelly being the worst improv actress he ever came across, the actress said: "That's true. That is a hundred per cent true. if Jonathan says ‘do a take where you just make stuff up', it's not as hard. But if it's just Zach or Louie Anderson going off-script in the middle of a scene? I always am paralyzed by a change in the dialogue and stuff. So yeah, I'm pretty bad at improv."

The show is aired in India on Star World Premiere HD.

We're a great team: Twinkle on marriage with Akshay

At a time when marriages and relationships are becoming increasingly volatile, #Mrs_Funnybones writer #Twinkle_Khanna says she is happy being part of a "great team" with husband and Bollywood star #Akshay_Kumar.

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Twinkle and Akshay have been married for 16 years, and have two children -- son Aarav and daughter Nitara.

About their marriage, Twinkle said at an awards event here: "I think it's a great team. We are playing tennis doubles, and I think that's a pretty good foundation for a marriage to last."

On the importance of sex in a marriage, she said: "Sex is important at every stage."

Twinkle even said: "The things that I find attractive in Akshay have changed over the years".

The author-columnist, known for her wit and humour, added that she wants to emulateAAkshay's "calm and composed mind".

She also ensures Akshay -- who she says has more pairs of shoes than her -- goes through her columns before they are published and he rates them.

Proud to be part of transition in India: Hema Malini

Veteran actress and BJP MP #Hema_Malini on Friday said she is proud to be part of the transition going on in India.

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"I am proud to be a Member of Parliament, representing my party which is doing wonderful work and thanks to our Prime Minister Narendra Modiji, we are seeing a great transformation in our country. I'm proud to be part of this transition," Hema, who represents the Mathura constituency, said here.

Widely known as Bollywood's 'Dreamgirl', the 68-year-old -- with a sari-clad look defying her age -- Hema became emotional as she was about to honour winners at the India Today Summit and Awards.

ED issues notice against Gauri Khan, Knight Riders Sports

The Enforcement Directorate has issued show cause notice against Knight Riders Sports Pvt Ltd (KRSPL) and Bollywood actor Shah Rukh Khan's wife #Gauri_Khan for allegedly violating foreign exchange rules.

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The agency issued the notice under the Foreign Exchange Management Act (Adjudication Proceedings and Appeal) Rules, 2000 in connection with the share sale of KRSPL, the franchise owned by Shah Rukh Khan's company Red Chillies Entertainment Pvt Ltd in partnership with actor Juhi Chawla and her husband Jay Mehta. 

"We issued show cause notices against Knight Riders Sports, Gauri Khan and others under FEMA for loss of foreign exchange worth Rs 73.6 crore in sale of shares," the official said. 

The agency had also issued summons to Shah Rukh Khan in the matter in 2015 and before that.

The matter pertains to the 2008 share transfer, audited by an external firm in 2014. It noted that shares sold to Jay Mehta-owned Sea Island Investment were eight-nine times undervalued by KRSPL.

The share transfer is believed to have happened in 2008-09 and the agency has been probing KRSPL deal since 2010 under FEMA.

Sixth sense in women key self defence, says Vidyut Jammwal

Actor #Vidyut_Jammwal, who also teaches #martial_arts to women, says women are blessed with sixth sense which could be a key to their self-defence.

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"Number one thing about self-defence is awareness. There is this instinct in women, which most of men don't have, the sixth sense. That is number one thing in self defence," Vidyut said on the sidelines of Health and Nutrition magazine cover launch here on Thursday.

The "Commando 2: The Black Money Trail" actor added: "I teach a lot of women self defence. I have personally met a lot of rape victims. They always ask me, what is the number one self-defence thing? I say it is awareness.

"If you go out somewhere and you have a feeling that something is not right. The man sitting beside you or right in front of you is not right; make sure you acknowledge it, as that is the sixth sense. If you have a feeling that I don't need to go in this lane, don't do it. That feeling is sixth sense or awareness, the number one self defence."

Talking about his film career, he said: "I enjoy being action hero of the country. There are almost all actors who are fit but what I can do, very few actors will be able to pull off. So I don't want to be compared with anybody but if right opportunity comes my way then I am open to do a light hearted film in the near future."

Akshay stresses on importance of having toilets in homes

Actor #Akshay_Kumar says the research work for his upcoming project #Toilet_Ek_Prem_Katha has opened his eyes towards the plight of women who have to go to open fields to relieve themselves.

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Stressing on the importance of personal hygiene and health, the actor says keeping the house clean and health of one's family on priority is first step towards attaining the dream of "Swachh Bharat". 

The actor took to Twitter on Friday to share an over six-minute-long video titled "Soch Aur Shauch". And says he was shocked by the findings of the research. 

He said: "Friends, 'Swachh Bharat' is only possible only when 'ghar' is swachh and ladies of our family are healthy." 

Poetry is my statement to life: Gulzar

Noted poet and Bollywood lyricist #Gulzar says writing lyrics is his profession, but writing poetry is his statement to life.

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"Lyrics is commissioned work, it is my profession. But poetry is my statement to life. Something that I feel, I know, something that I have acquired from life, that is my statement, my poetry," said Gulzar. 

He expressed his views during a student-media interaction at the Whistling Woods academy here on Thursday.

"Film depends on something. It is like a job or work, something that I've asked to do with perfection. For some particular situation, in a particular story, for some character. Here (for poetry) it depends on your (Gulzar's) hard work on that character."

Aadhaar verification boosts user confidence on matrimonial sites: Survey

#Aadhaar verification boosts customers' confidence in the authenticity of profiles on matrimonial sites, reveals a survey.

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According to the survey conducted last week by matrimonial website Lovevivah.com, maturity and compatibility of life partner lies high on agenda rather than their social status. The survey was conducted on 2000 active users of the matrimonial website, read a statement. 

The survey highlights the importance of Aadhar based verification. 

As many as 74 per cent users believe that adding the Aadhaar verification as a check has increased the authenticity. Another finding is that 80 per cent of users feel that online matrimonial sites are unsafe, insecure and full of fake profiles.

Fashion designers to give makeovers using handloom

Ace fashion designers like #Rajesh_Pratap_Singh and #Rohit_Bal will be giving makeovers to youngsters using handloom on the TV show "Get The Look #GlobalIndia".

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The NDTV Good Times show will also have designer Sanjay Garg, Monica and Karishma and Gaurang Shah.

Thirteen youngsters will be stepping out and making fabrics like Khadi, Banarsi, Chanderi, linen and cotton a part of their style palate, read a statement.

"Get The Look #GlobalIndia" started on Friday.

People who wanted me to slash rates, now offer double price: Taapsee

When doing the quintessential heroine roles didn't work in her favour, #Taapsee_Pannu decided to turn the tables with heroic characters in content-driven films.

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She says those who were once her detractors have now stood in line to get her dates and her time for double the price.

At the India Today Woman Summit and Awards here on Friday, Taapsee spoke fearlessly about the ways of the film industry towards women.

She narrated: "I have been asked to slash my rates because the hero's last film didn't do well and the budget was limited, or the producer's last film didn't do well. So, I was told, 'Either you walk out or slash your price'.

"How I worked around it was when I started with Hindi films, I made sure I am going to do whatever it takes to be not-replaceable. How?

Friday, 24 March 2017

Singing for Shekhar Ravjiani was an honour: KJo

Filmmaker-actor #Karan_Johar has tried his hand at singing and says crooning a number for composer Shekhar Ravjiani was an honour for him.

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Ravjiani, who has also crooned numbers like "Tujhe bhula diya", "Zehnaseeb" and "Radha", shared a photograph of Karan alongside a microphone. He says the filmmaker crooned a number for the reality show "Dil Hai Hindustani", where Karan, Ravjiani, rapper Badshah and singer Shalmali Kholgade are seen as judges.

"Karan Johar records a song for me. Yet another role. Dil Hai Hindustani," Ravjiani captioned the image. 

Karan, also a chat show host, thanked the composer. 

"Thank you Shekhar sir! Singing for you was an honour...I hope this leads to a long innings as a playback singer...for me! Dream comes true," Karan said.