Saturday, 5 August 2017

Arbaaz khan 50th Birthday Celebration with celebrities

#Arbaaz_Khan celebrated his 50th birthday by throwing a lavish party to his family and friends in Su Casa, Bandra on Friday evening.

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Bollywood celebrities like Salman Khan, Sohail Khan,Seema Khan, Salim Khan, Helen, Malaika Arora, Alvira Khan Agnihotri, Atul Agnihotri, Manjari Fadnis , Iulia Vantur, Sonakshi Sinha, Sajid- Wajid,  Atul Kasbekar, Bhushan Kumar, Sajid and Wardha Nadiadwala, Ramesh Taurani,  Daisy Shah,  Sajid Khan, Chunky and  Bhavna pandey, Pulkit Samrat, Vatsal Seth, Himansh Kohli, Amit Sadh, Sambhavana Seth, Karishma Kapoor, Nikhil Dwivedi, Baba Azmi, Aditi Govitrikar, Sanjay and Maheep Kapor, Sunny Leone , Daniel Weber, Avinash Gowariker, Amar Butala,  Sonal Chauhan, Ritesh Sidhwani, Esha Gupta , Booby and Tanya Deol attended Arbaaz 50th birthday Bash.

Eariler, On the occasion of Arbaaz's 50th birthday, Malaika took to Instagram and shared a lovely post wishing him. She also shared a rather funny video of the actor cutting a watermelon and captioned it, "A tarbooz for arbooz .....happy 50 arbaaz happinesssss always @arbaazkhanofficial."
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Tiger is like a horse of Bombay race course: Jackie Shroff

#Jackie_Shroff attended special screening of his upcoming short film Shunyata on Friday in Mumbai. While interacting with media, Jackie Shroff stated that his son Tiger is like horse of Bombay Race Course and he never looks anywhere apart from looking ahead.

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When asked Jackie whether Tiger has imbibed any qualities from him as a son, Jackie said, “Tiger has mentality that he focuses alot on his work. When he was a kid, he used to play basketball and he was so much into it that his rival schools also used to appreciate him in their matches. If he gets into any kind of work then he never looks anywhere. He is like horse of Bombay race course as he only looks ahead and I feel people should lead their life like that only.”


International stars regularly work in short film and documentaries but in India that don’t usually happens, when asked about that scenario , Shroff said, “I feel big players will also start working in this format because I feel people nowadays like to watch content  which is short in duration as they don’t have much time in their busy life. At one side, we are making film like Dangal which is making around 2000 crores at the box office but at the same time, films on this platform also create quality content so I feel, we should encourage and support new talent because everyone here started as a newcomer in the industry and that’s how they became huge after certain point of time.”

When asked Shroff whether he always like to do darker roles, he replied, “When I did my first film Swami Dada, I played role of villain in which I was left hand of Shakti Kapoor and I also came with intension of becoming a villain in films and I thought it’s good that I will not be doing dance and songs and I also thought I don’t have the ability to hold my position as hero alongside so many good looking actors like Amitabh Bachchan, Vinod Khanna and Dharmendra.”
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Gemma Whelan finds Indira Varma sexy

Actress #Gemma_Whelan says she thinks her "Game of Thrones" co-star #Indira_Varma, whose origins trace back to India, is "sexy" and kissable.

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The actress has played Yara Greyjoy. In an episode of the ongoing seventh season, she had to kiss Indira's character Ellaria Sand.

Whelan says the kiss turned out to more sexual than it was meant to be, reports ew.com. 

"Indira is one of the sexiest people, we had a lovely time (shooting the scene). Indira and I were quite fearless, we just went for it," Whelan said. 
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Miley Cyrus talks about marriage lessons she got from parents

"Grow, evolve, change with each other and celebrate your loves journey" - this is the marriage lesson that singer-actress #Miley_Cyrus learnt from her parents.

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Miley's parents - Tish and Billy Ray Cyrus - have been married for 23 years and have five children together. It was not a smooth road for them. 

Billy filed for divorce in 2010 before dropping proceedings a year later. In 2013 he filed once again in Nashville, with Tish, 50, also filing her own petition this time, in Los Angeles.

Miley talked about marriage lessons in an interview with Cosmopolitan magazine, reports dailymail.co.uk.

'Shape of you' most watched international video in India

Grammy Award-winning singer #Ed_Sheerans "Shape of you" is the most watched international video on YouTube in India.

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The song, which released in January, also has a huge number of covers on the video sharing website.

"We knew we had a hit the day the song was released. It's appeal is universal as can be seen by the multitude of covers in various Indian styles and languages. We're extremely proud to say India has made this song its own," Arjun Sankalia, Director- International Music and Publishing at Sony Music Entertainment India, said in a statement.
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Singing wedding songs is fun: Shalmali

Singer #Shalmali_Kholgade finds singing wedding tracks a lot of fun.

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Star Plus has started the wedding season on its three shows, "Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai", "Iss Pyaar Ko Kya Naam Doon" and "Ishqbaaaz", and singers Benny Dayal and Shalmali have added more value to the entertainment quotient by singing "Band baaja badhaiyaan". 

Talking about the track, Shalmali said in a statement: "Singing for wedding songs is a lot of fun. And I believe that the track of 'Band baaja badhaiyaan' encapsulates the right essence of fun, dance and 'masti'. It is a song that will have people shake a leg the minute they hear it." 
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Akshay in Taj city to promote 'Toilet: Ek Prem Katha'

Actor #Akshay_Kumar with co-star Bhumi Pednekar, were here to promote their forthcoming #ToiletEkPremKatha, shot extensively in Mathura.

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"Shah Jahan built the Taj Mahal for his beloved. Keshav in the film builds a toilet for his love Jaya, said Akshay as he and Bhumi were felicitated by local schools at a function near the Taj Mahal, at hotel Taj Khema.
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Dilip Kumar's health not good, says doctor

Legendary actor #Dilip_Kumar, 94, who is being treated at a hospital here for kidney problems, is not doing good and may need dialysis, a doctor said on Friday.

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"(His condition is) Not good. His creatinine is rising, haemoglobin is decreasing and potassium levels are increasing. He will need dialysis, but he is not on ventilator," Jalal D. Parker, one of the attending team of doctors, told.

Dilip Kumar was admitted to the Lilavati Hospital here on Wednesday evening after he suffered dehydration and a urinary tract infection.

Earlier on Friday, a family friend of Dilip Kumar and his wife Saira Banu, told that the ailing thespian is being monitored carefully in the ICU due to his age-related complications.
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Vicky Kaushal starts shooting for 'Raazi' in Mumbai

Actor #Vicky_Kaushal has started filming here for Meghna Gulzar's #Raazi directorial which will also feature Alia Bhatt.

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Vicky, who will essay the role of an army officer, joined the team after wrapping up his work in the Sanjay Dutt biopic, on Friday, a statement said.

Based on the book "Calling Sehmat", "Raazi" is a real life adaptation of a Kashmiri girl, who is married to an army officer and is set during the 1971 Indo-Pak war. Alia and Vicky have been doing their prep for the role and also done a few workshops together to get the right dialect and character. 
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Open clogged pores, protect skin from tanning with sandalwood

The oil derived from #sandalwood (chandan) trees has a number of benefits. From opening clogged pores, to being a tan removing agent, the ingredient is widely used in the production of perfumes, powders, facial creams and masks.

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Amit Sarda, Managing Director, Soulflower and beauty experts at Biotique, have listed the benefits of sandalwood:

* Sandalwood naturally contains aromatherapy effects and the extracted oil has anti-bacterial properties. The oil benefits skin as well as hair.

* Sandalwood as an ingredient in soap helps in exfoliating dirt-impurities and clogged pores. It brightens complexion, lightens fine lines and rejuvenates skin cells for a soft and glowing skin. Sandalwood's distinctive soft, smooth and creamy scent, gives the soap a similar texture and which makes the skin smooth, soft and supple.
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Get your beer etiquette right

Love chugging #beer? You can make the experience better by learning some beer manners like not offering a warm beer and not removing the foam away, say experts.

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Ramita Chaudhuri, Chief Marketer, Mahou India, Sonu Negi, Chef, The Ancient Barbeque, and Yohei Yamaguchi - General Manager, Asahi Breweries Ltd, International business department, Bangkok representative office, list down some beer etiquette: 

* Wait till everyone has their beer in the hand. Be it in a bottle or a can or "cana" (small glass) as known in Spain, it is important that everyone have their beer together. This is followed by everyone to say "cheers" and start drinking. It is for sure tempting and irresistible when you have your beer in your hand, but that is what make good manners. 

Akshay Kumar launches 'toilet' anthem

Actor Akshay Kumar, who is surprised by how 54 per cent people in India dont have toilets in their homes, on Friday released a toilet anthem titled "Toilet Ka Jugaad" from his upcoming film "Toilet: Ek Prem Katha".

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Akshay released the song on Twitter and wrote: "Next stop Agra! Unveiling the Toilet Anthem, ‘Toilet Ka Jugaad'!"

The actor will be seen singing the song in the forthcoming episode of popular children's singing dance reality show "Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Li'l Champs Season 6".

"Do you know that 54 per cent of people living in India do not have a toilet attached in their homes? Hence, I requested the music director to compose a song with this important message," Akshay said.

"The intention to create this song was to make people realise the importance of having toilets in their homes. I want everyone to educate their kids, so that they can grow up and bring this big change," he added.
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Censor board shouldn't act as villain for films: Anupam Kher

Veteran actor #Anupam_Kher, who has been a former chairperson of the Central Board Of Film Certification #CBFC, says the body should help and respect filmmakers rather than be a "villain" in their life.

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Regarding the suggested 48 cuts in "Babumoshai Bandookbaaz" and criticism raised against CBFC chief Pahlaj Nihalani, Anupam said here: "Criticism should not be personality oriented. I don't think Pahlaj Nihalani is doing all that, but having said that, I feel censor board needs to re-look at themselves."

"They are more and more coming across as people who know how to stop a film rather than how to facilitate the film. We live in the 21st century, so we can watch anything on internet. I feel there is a need of self-regulation."
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Films a great tool to educate, says Sushant Singh Rajput

Films are a great tool to educate masses, actor #Sushant_Singh_Rajput said on Friday.

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Sushant, ambassador of NDTV and DHFL Pramerica Life Insurance Co Ltd's "Behtar India" campaign, was at the Modern School in the capital's Vasant Vihar area to participate in a conclave where he stressed the need to focus on environmental issues.

He said the film fraternity should think about making a movie on environment.

"Facts will make you think about an issue for the next 10-15 minutes, but that won't stick with you for a longer period. One thing that we have managed to do is that we stay with a good story (told through films) for a long time," Sushant told here.
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Kay Kay Menon excited about short film 'Sparsh'

Actor #Kay_Kay_Menon has teamed up with director Ankoosh Bhatt for a short film titled #Sparsh, and he says the growth of the format is proof people are liking it.

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It also features Mishal Raheja, Prashant Narayanan and Puja Gupta.

"Kay Kay is one of the best actors that Bollywood has. It is always a pleasure to work with him. The short film format is like T-20 cricket, wherein you have to tell the entire story in a very short span of time. But just like T-20 cricket, short films are also very exciting to make," Bhatt said in a statement.

Kay Kay is excited about the association too.

"The digitalization of content and growing penetration of internet has brought in a lot of opportunities for filmmakers who aspire to showcase stories in a few minutes. The way short films are growing, is proof enough that people like the format," he said.
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Friday, 4 August 2017

Youngsters taking virtual world too seriously: Filmmaker Amole Gupte

Filmmaker #Amole_Gupte, former chairperson of Children's Film Society, India (CFSI), says youngsters are leading a lonely life that drives them to engage with the virtual world. He says it can be dangerous for their future.

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Gupte is known for writing the heart-warming drama "Taare Zameen Par", and for helming projects like "Stanley Ka Dabba" and "Hawa Hawai".

The case of a 14-year old Mumbai schoolboy Manpreet Singh Sahani, who reportedly took his own life as part of a deadly online social media game called The Blue Whale challenge, has raised many questions.

Gupte says though he does not know much about the case, he finds it "sad and scary at the same time".

"In today's day and age, we are living two lives and one of them is the virtual life. We are getting imprisoned in our own selves. And our children are growing lonely. Therefore, they are trying to find happiness in the virtual world. They have taken that world too seriously," he added.

"Imagine how lonely he was growing up. He might have no one when he was four or five years old to tell stories and mythology that our generation has grown up with. They are losing their innocence faster.
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'Harry Potter' star Robert Hardy dead at 91

Actor #Robert_Hardy, known for his role in the "Harry Potter" movie franchise, has died. He was 91.

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Hardy essayed the role of Cornelius Fudge, the Minister for Magic, in four Harry Potter films beginning with "Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets" in 2002. He reprised the role in 2004's "Prisoner of Azkaban," 2005's "Goblet of Fire," and 2007's "Order of the Phoenix". He died on Thursday, reported variety.com.

"Gruff, elegant, twinkly, and always dignified, he is celebrated by all who knew him and loved him, and everyone who enjoyed his work," read a statement from his family.

The statement further described Hardy as "a meticulous linguist, a fine artist, a lover of music and a champion of literature, as well a highly respected historian, and a leading specialist on the longbow".

I represent the majority with dark complexion: Nawazuddin

During his days as a junior artiste in showbiz, he was told he can't be cast as they would need "extra light" to make him "visible". #Nawazuddin_Siddiqui, currently one of the most visible actors in the foreign film festival circuit from India, says he feels he represents the country's "majority" with his dark skin.

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In a candid chat here, Nawazuddin recounted a story from his struggling days, and said: "In those days, I used to work on a daily basis for television shows as a junior artiste. Because of my brown complexion, people used to say, 'We can't take you... we have to put extra light to make you visible, you are dark and we don't have time.' 

"Even after 12 years, nothing much has changed. People call me 'unusual'. They say that a dark skinned man is too unusual to become a hero of a mainstream film."

"In our country, a majority of the population have dark skin complexion. Even I have dark complexion, which means I represent the majority. I want to ask, how am I the 'unusual' when I represent the maximum," questioned Nawazuddin, who had called out racism via a tweet last month.

Trained at the National School of Drama, the National Award winning actor is known for slipping into a character of a contract killer and that of a noted writer with equal ease.

A.R. Rahman may perform at audio launch of 'Mersal'

Double Oscar-winning composer #A_R_Rahman may perform live at the audio launch of his upcoming Tamil film #Mersal here on August 20, a source in the know has said.

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"It's going to be a grand audio launch and Rahman sir may perform. He is yet to give his final nod but the makers are hopeful that he will accept the invitation and at least perform briefly," the source, from the film's unit, told.

Directed by Atlee and starring Vijay in the lead, "Mersal" marks their second time collaboration after last year's blockbuster "Theri".

Vijay plays a triple role in the film, which is bankrolled by Sri Thenandal Studios.
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Important to continue exploration of cuisines, culture: Chef Ranveer Brar

For #Ranveer_Brar, the gastronomical story across the globe is ever-evolving, and he feels it is important to keep exploring new flavours and cuisines to stay relevant as a chef. However, the celebrity chef says in the quest to find new horizons in the food industry, one should not forget the past.

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He says it is essential to trace the food culture of the past, and try to infuse new life in it. 

"Much as it is about new ways, it's also about exploring the existing ways, methods and nuances. It is important for me as a chef to continue my exploration of cuisines and culture," Brar, who is part of TV show "Raja Rasoi Aur Andaz Anokha", told. 

He added: "For me, any cuisine is an extension of the culture it belongs to. What fascinates me is where the food we eat comes from, where it has evolved from and then innovate ways of taking it forward without losing the essence of the dish."

In a pursuit to reinvent, new trends are introduced every now and then. But Brar feels trends might come and go, but nothing can beat the value of 'ghar ka khana' (homemade food). 

Prince was 'impossible' to work with, says Besson

French filmmaker #Luc_Besson says he found late music icon Prince "impossible" to work with.

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Besson was eager to cast Price in the 1997 sci-fi film "The Fifth Element", but the role ultimately went to American comedian Chris Tucker, because Prince couldn't be relied upon.

Recalling the same, Besson told theguardian.com: "Ah, Prince. I love him but it was impossible. He said yes to the part.

"You make a meeting for Monday at noon and he turns up on Tuesday at six. Or he cancels three times. Always so charming and sweet, but the reality of musicians doesn't fit with film."

'Despacito' gets Indian twist

"Despacito" singer #Luis_Fonsi loves the Indian version of the hit track. He says the makers have taken #Despacito to the next level.

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Universal Music on Thursday launched the "India Dance Video" of "Despacito" in collaboration with National Award-winning choreographer Shiamak Davar. 

"Despacito", a song by Puerto Rican artistes Fonsi and Daddy Yankee, is breaking viewing records on YouTube and garnering positive attention. According to billboard.com, "Despacito" has become the first Spanish language song to reach the peak in more than 20 years. 

To celebrate the song's success in India, Universal Music Group with Davar launched the #DespacitoMovement campaign last month. Shot in Mumbai, the video shows sari-clad dancers showcasing Indian dance moves. 
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Maroon 5 to be honoured at Teen Choice 2017

#Maroon_5 will be honoured at this years Teen Choice ceremony with the Decade Award to celebrate the pop bands evolution over the past 10 years.

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The Grammy-winning group currently consists of lead vocalist Adam Levine, keyboardist and rhythm guitarist Jesse Carmichael, bassist Mickey Madden, lead guitarist James Valentine, drummer Matt Flynn and keyboardist PJ Morton. 

The award ceremony will be held on August 13 here. 

The presentation recognises their impact on popular music and culture, reports variety.com.

Have no opinion on nepotism debate: SRK

Superstar #Shah_Rukh_Khan, who hails from a non-filmy background, says he doesn't understand the discussions on nepotism in Bollywood, hence he doesn't have an opinion on it.

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"I don't understand this (nepotism). How can I understand it? I am a Delhi boy, who went to Mumbai at the age of 25. There everybody loved me and accepted me. So, I don't understand this talk," Shah Rukh told.

Shah Rukh, who has three children -- Aryan, Suhana and AbRam -- with wife Gauri Khan, added: "I want my kids to make a name for themselves on their own feet. If they want to become marine biologist, then she should become that. If they want to become an actor or a filmmaker, then that's also great.

"I don't understand this discussion (on nepotism). When I hear the word 'nepotism', I feel the other person is talking about Napoleon. Even though I know enough English, still I don't understand it and the discussion. Whether I agree or disagree -- I don't even understand it so how can I have an opinion?"
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Dilip Kumar doing well in hospital

Legendary actor #Dilip_Kumar, admitted to the Lilavati Hospital and Research Centre here for dehydration, is recovering.

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"Dilip Sir is doing well. He will remain under observation for a couple of days. Sairaji (his wife and actress) is with him," Saira Banu's manager Murshid told.

The 94-year-old was admitted to the hospital on Wednesday night.

"He was admitted with dehydration. He is stable," Ravishankar, CEO of the facility at Bandra West, told.

Dilip Kumar has been ailing due to age-related problems in recent years. He had been running a fever for two days, a family friend, Udaya Tara Nayar, told.
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Age gap between spouses may affect marriage satisfaction

While men and women both tend to experience marital satisfaction with younger spouses, the satisfaction is likely to fade over time if there is a significant age gap between the partners, researchers have found.

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The findings showed that for the couples with a big age gap between the partners, the initial satisfaction tends to erode rapidly after six to ten years of marriage.

However, when paired with a younger spouse, men and women both showed greater marital satisfaction. 

"We find that men who are married to younger wives are the most satisfied and men who are married to older wives are the least satisfied," said Terra McKinnish, Professor at University of Colorado Boulder. 

"Women are also particularly dissatisfied when they're married to older husbands and particularly satisfied if they're married to younger husbands," McKinnish added.

Thursday, 3 August 2017

It’s natural for people to compare me in my two films: Bhumi Pednekar

#Bhumi_Pednekar attended 10th Vogue Beauty Awards on Wednesday in Mumbai along with many celebrities from Bollywood who looked absolutely stunning in their designer attires. Apart from Bhumi, Vogue Beauty Award attended by Adhuna Akhtar, Dipannita Sharma, Sayani Gupta, Tanisha Mukherjee, Shamita Shetty, Karishma Kapoor, Sunny Leone, Daniel Weber, Akshay Kumar, Aditi Rao Hydari, Amitabh Bachchan, Jaya Bachchan, Shweta Bachchan Nanda, Navya Naveli Nanda,  Aishwarya Rai, Evelyn Sharma, Sooraj Pancholi, Tara Sharma, Parizaad Kolah Marshall,  Waluscha de Sousa, Varun Dhawan,  Harshwardhan Rane, Swara Bhaskar, Saiyami Kher, Pooja Hegde, Dia Mirza, Disha Patani, Diana Pent, Rhea Chakraborty, Shibani Dandekar, Gaurav Chopra, Shahid Kapoor with his wife Mira Rajput. While interacting with media, Bhumi stated that the comparison between her two films Dum Laga Ke Haisha and Shubh Mangal Savdhan is natural.

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Talking about her film Shubh Mangal Savdhan, she said, “I am very overwhelmed with the response for Shubh Mangal Savdhan’s trailer. It’s very quirky and different film but at the same time it’s very funny and it has beautiful love story and I can’t wait to see how people like it.”

Bhumi’s debut film Dum Laga Ke Haisha was with Ayushmann Khurrana and in Shubh Mangal Savdhan again she is romancing with him and both film’s plot more or less is looking similar, so when asked about that, Bhumi said, “Both films are love story so I feel people comparing me in these two films  is very natural because in Dum Laga Ke Haisha, I was 30 kg more than what I am in Shubh Mangal Savdhan and it has Ayushmann again pairing with me so it’s pretty obvious for people to compare but good thing is that it’s a good comparison as Dum Laga Ke Haisha was appreciated by the audience but both films are really different from each other in terms of storyline.”

Bhumi also spoke about her another film Toilet – Ek Prem Katha, she said, “I am definitely nervous as it’s my second movie but at the same time I am very excited about it because it’s a beautiful film  and I am sure people are going to connect with it.

Toilet – Ek Prem Katha is a satirical comedy film in support of Indian Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi's Swachh Bharat Abhiyan, a governmental campaign to improve the sanitation conditions in India, with emphasis on the eradication of open defecation in public areas, especially in the rural areas of India. It is releasing on 11 August, 2017.
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Bollywood celebrities attends special screening of Gurgaon

Makers of #Gurgaon hosted special screening of the film for the film industry on Tuesday at MAMI (Mumbai Film Festival) club in Mumbai. Bollywood celebrities like Ragini Khanna, Akshay Oberoi, Pankaj Tripathi, Vikramaditya Motwane, Kartik Aaryan, Rajkummar Rao, Patralekha, Swara Bhaskar, Varun Sharma, Sayani Gupta, Manoj Dobriyal, Parvathy Omanakuttan and Shanker Raman attended the screening.

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Here’s what celebrities had to say about film ‘Gurgaon’.

Ragini Khanna - Till now, we are getting really good response for the trailer of our film. I am super excited to know people reaction about the film. We are hosting second screening of the film as we first screened our film at Jagran Film Festival. Now it’s the beginning. I have put in all my effort to best of my abilities to make this film good. Recently, my maternal uncle Govinda has told me that he has heard that I have worked very well in the film so now I am a lot more nervous and very soon I will host screening of this film to him and my family. I am really glad that people are noticing and observing our film journey through its promos and songs.

When asked her about why she seen onscreen after long gap, Ragini said, “I was working on two films, one of which is Punjabi films so that’s why I couldn’t able to take projects on television as well.”
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Kriti Sanon finally comments on Bhairavi Gowami

#Kriti_Sanon, Rajkummar Rao and Ayushmann Khurrana appeared for the promotion of their upcoming film Bareilly Ki Barfi in & TV’s show Comedy Dangal on Tuesday in Mumbai. While interacting with media Kriti stated that she is happy for Bhairavi Goswami as her tweet got her lot of publicity.

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Recently, Model turned actress Bhairavi Goswami is made headlines. The reason behind Bhairavi's few minutes of fame is her shameful comments about Kriti Sanon's figure.

A week ago Kriti shared a video on twitter of herself dancing on the song Hawa Hawa from Mubarakan, in a thigh high slit gown.

 “So what if you're wearing an elegant gown..Do Rastaa dance when #HawaHawa plays! @arjunk26 @theathiyashetty @Ileana_Official @AnilSkapoor.”
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Cara Delevingne feels liberated with short hair

Model-actress #Cara_Delevingne feels vulnerable and a lot more open, thanks to her short hair.

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The 24-year-old recently chopped off her hair and opted for a short pixie crop. Although she likes her hairdo because it needs less maintenance, she also feels exposed being a part of the "short hair club", reports telegraph.co.uk.

"I'm in the short hair club. I like it because the maintenance is a lot less, which is nice. I feel a lot more open and a little more vulnerable than when I had long hair, which is actually kind of liberating," Delevingne said.
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'Orange is the New Black' deeply universal: Taylor Schilling

Actress #Taylor_Schilling says "Orange is the New Black" pays a lot of respect to people at every point in their lives, and comes with a universal message.

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Schilling essays role of Piper Chapman in "Orange is the New Black", which is aired in India on Colors Infinity. 

She said in a statement: "There's so much humour and I think the humour is absolutely universal, but that idea of being in the context of you know people at their lowest, there's so much freedom to that and I think we need to be reminded that even when we're there, we're okay and we're valuable, and our humanity is intact and our voice is of value in the world.

"And I think the show does that, it pays a lot of respect to people at every point in their lives. So, it's something deeply universal to me."

Based on the best-selling memoir "Orange Is the New Black: My Year in a Women's Prison" by Piper Kerman and created by Jenji Kohan, the Emmy-award winning TV series is set in a fictional prison in Litchfield, New York.

Schilling also feels that there is an international appeal to the show as "it deals with basic universal human themes of wanting to connect, wanting to be seen for who you are, of what happens, how are we judged, are we judged by doing things we're of, not proud are we judged by the worst, darkest moments in our lives or by the lighter moments in our lives and can those things coexist." 

Now, 'paan' named after Shah Rukh Khan in Varanasi

Bollywood superstar #Shah_Rukh_Khan is a big box office draw and anything associated with him can set the cash registers ringing. And that is what a Varanasi paan shop owner did: He has named a 'paan' after the uncrowned 'King of Romance' of Bollywood.

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Tamboolam Paan Shop owner Satish Kumar told media Shah Rukh Khan aka SRK and his "Jab Harry met Sejal" co-star Anushka Sharma dropped by at his shop during a promotional tour and ever since his customers and others were curious to know which 'paan' was savoured by the super star.

Satish said he had since named a 'meetha paan' as 'Shah Rukh Paan' with the usual ingradients. 
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Dilip Kumar in Mumbai hospital

Legendary actor #Dilip_Kumar was admitted to the Lilavati Hospital here on Wednesday evening after he suffered dehydration, hospital sources said.

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"He was admitted with dehydration. He is stable," Ravishankar, CEO of the facility at Bandra West, told.

The 94-year-old actor, who has been weak and ailing due to age-related problems in recent years, was accompanied by his wife Saira Banu.

He had been running a fever for two days, a family friend, Udaya Tara Nayar, told.

Last seen on the big screen in "Qila" in 1998, the actor was honoured with the Dadasaheb Phalke Award in 1994 and the Padma Vibhushan in 2015.

'Secret Superstar' based on girl child empowerment: Aamir Khan

Aamir Khan, whose last film "Dangal" told the story of two girls who grow up to become formidable wrestlers, says his upcoming movie "Secret Superstar" -- a musical drama -- is yet another film on the empowerment of the girl child.

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The film revolves around a teenager who dreams of becoming a famous singer.

"Both 'Dangal' and this film are based on the same topic... That we look differently at our daughters. And probably we aren't able to give the same treatment to our daughters as our sons. So, 'Secret Superstar' is another film based on empowerment of the girl child," Aamir said here when asked about the message that "Secret Superstar" carries for the society.
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Rajasthan heritage hotel to host performing arts fest

Heritage hotel Ravla Khempur, which was also the venue for the Judi Dench starrer "The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel", is set to come alive with a performing arts and music festival Wonderflip.

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The fest is scheduled to be held from November 9 to 12.

A 45-minute drive away from Udaipur, the festival venue will have two music stages which will host artistes, both live and electronic, hailing from India and abroad, read a statement from the organisers of the fest.

From aerial, acrobatic and other circus acts, the festival will also have a Circus Bazaar offering gourmet food and drinks around the clock, as well as shops with specially curated festival merchandise. 

Om Puri's 'Mr Kabaadi' to release on August 25

Late actor #Om_Puri's last project, #Mr_Kabaadi, is scheduled to release on August 25.

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The film also features Anu Kapoor, Vinay Pathak, Sarika, Brijendra Kala, Rajveer Singh, Kashish Vora and Meenal Kapoor.

"Mr Kabaadi" is a rib-tickling satirical comedy written and directed by Om Puri's first wife Seema Kapoor. 

The story is based on Anu's character, a 'kabaadiwala' or a scrap dealer, who becomes rich and the series of events that follow make for an entertaining laugh riot. 
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I don't compare my work with SRK, Salman, says Aamir Khan

Bollywood superstar #Aamir_Khan believes the result of creative work is "unpredictable". The actor says he's a fan of the roles that Shah Rukh Khan and Salman Khan play and that he doesn't draw comparisons of his work with theirs.

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Aamir on Wednesday began the promotion of his upcoming production "Secret Superstar".

Present at the trailer launch of the film here, Aamir was asked if he wishes for stardom like that of Shah Rukh Khan or Salman Khan.

To that, he said: "I am very happy in the space that I am. I think that I have a very warm relationship with my audience and it's something that I have built over the years. It's something that I cherish a lot and am very grateful for."

"There aren't many people who can say that they have the freedom to work on something that they love. So, I am really happy, and this is the place that I want to be in."
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Change your toothbrush, floss teeth regularly for healthy teeth

During monsoon, a lot of dental issues can come up and effect #dental_health. It is important to change your #toothbrush, replace it often and floss your teeth regularly, say experts.

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Gunita Singh, Director at Dentem, an orthodontic clinic, and Tanvir Singh, senior orthodontist at Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, have listed out precautions that can help:

* Change your toothbrush, replace it often with a new one as it can help maintain oral hygiene.

* Regular flossing is recommended. The suggested floss length is 18 inches per flossing session. With a day-by-day flossing plan, that means approximately 45 feet of floss a month. Stock up to abstain from running out.
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Govind Namdev to star in 'Kashi...'

Actor #Govind_Namdev, known for his roles in films like "Singham Returns" and "OMG - Oh My God!", has now joined the cast of the upcoming Bollywood suspense thriller, "Kashi in Search of Ganga".

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"I have been roped in to play a role with grey shades in the movie. The story revolves around siblings -- Ganga and Kashi. It will be full on entertaining film. This year is going to be very exciting for me as five of my films are going to release," Govind told.
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Nothing fails like success: Karan Johar

Filmmaker #Karan_Johar says success comes with a lot of baggage and that nothing fails like it.

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During a masterclass, moderated by Rahul Puri, Head of Academics - Whistling Woods International (WWI) on Tuesday, Karan advised budding filmmakers: "It is extremely important to be with the times. Relevance is something you can aspire, chase and acquire, if you keep your mind open to suggestions." 

While interacting with the students, he encouraged them to trust their instincts and make films that they believe in. 

"Nothing fails like success. When in failure, you contemplate and strive to become better. However, success comes with a lot of baggage. When you meet success, make sure to acknowledge it and move on," he said.
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Wednesday, 2 August 2017

Taapsee wants to work with Manoj Bajpayee more often

Actress #Taapsee_Pannu says working more often with her "Naam Shabana" co-star #Manoj_Bajpayee will keep her smile everlasting.

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Taapse turned 30 on Tuesday and Manoj extended his birthday wishes to her.

"Happy birthday Taapsee. Keep your smile on always. God bless," Manoj tweeted.

In reply to Manoj's tweet, Taapse wrote on Wednesday: "For that I need to work with you more often. Thank you so much sir."

Following hit films such as "Pink" and "Naam Shabana", Taapsee has reinvented her career in Bollywood.
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Irrfan excited to collaborate with Ronnie Screwvala

#Irrfan_Khan is joining hands with producer #Ronnie_Screwvala for a brand new project under the banner RSVP. The acclaimed actor says he is excited to collaborate with Screwvala.

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"I'm excited to be collaborating with Ronnie again. It's a fun character for me to play and rather interesting project to be a part of," Irrfan said in a statement.

To be directed by Akarsh Khurana, the untitled film tells the tale of three characters from different walks of life, who are thrown together on a somewhat bizarre journey that helps them find normalcy in their lives.
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Pair the right eyewear with right attire

The right kind of #eyewear can make or break your entire look. While black rimmed glasses are for the fall season, oversized glasses look great with high waist trousers and polo T-shirt, suggest experts.

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Ishaan Kataria, Gem Opticians and Salesh Grover, Business Head, OSL luxury, have rolled out tips on how you can amp up your outfits with the perfect glasses:

* Formal: The trending black rimmed glasses are meant for the fall season and the formal look. Another easy fit for any formal look is the gradient almost transparent lenses that can add the right amount of suave to your persona. 

Formal wear in classic hues of blue, grey, black should be accessorised with basic frames which do not subdue the simple and suave look.

* Casual: Face shape and size is an important determinant to choose the eyewear. The double framed look (frame in frame look) with tinted lenses could make an interesting eyewear option. 

Pastel colour shirts, T-shirts go well with big framed or double framed glasses. Checkered shirts and a pair of shorts or jeans along with simple gold rimmed aviator also does the trick.

Bella Hadid gets new rose tattoo

Model #Bella_Hadid has got a new tattoo of a rose flower inked onto her arm by celebrity artist JonBoy.

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The 20-year-old got inked on Monday and shared a video on Instagram of herself lying face down getting the inking, and another of the finished product, which is located near to her elbow, reports dailymail.co.uk.

"JonBoy one and only," she wrote alongside the image.

He also took to his own Instagram account to share a black and white image of Hadid's arm.
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Akshay is brilliant in 'Gurgaon': Anurag Kashyap

Filmmaker #Anurag_Kashyap is impressed with actor Akshay Oberoi's performance in #Gurgaon, and says he shines throughout the film.

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Akshay will be seen playing the lead in "Gurgaon", a noir thriller inspired by true events. 

Directed by National Award winning cinematographer Shanker Raman, the film tells the story of Kehri Singh, a real estate baron, who runs his business in his daughter's name. Nikki Singh (character played by Akshay) is the son of Kehri Singh and is often sidelined by his father as good for nothing. 

"I think Akshay is brilliant in the film. Shanker has pulled excellence out of him and it's visible when to watch it. He shines throughout the film," Kashyap said in a statement. 
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Tuesday, 1 August 2017

Disha Patani Graces Grazia Cover

Newbie #Disha_Patani is on a roll, she not only bagged the prestigious Big Zee Entertainent Award for Most Entertaining Film Debut but she just graced the cover spread of Grazia for entire August.

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Disha Patani unveiled the cover spread on her social media account. She also shared a video of the shoot, which took place in Kuala Lumpur.

Disha captioned the cover, “August cover for @GraziaIndia Styled by @pashamalwani @bychuanlooi Make up - Kres Kuang Hair - Gary Bob.”

Dressed in Louis Vuitton outfit, Disha looks like a dream with straight hair and subtle makeup to complete her stunning avatar.

The official handle of Grazia Magazine also tweeted about the cover, it said, “Presenting our August cover with new girl on the block, @DishPatani Shot in Kuala Lumpur, she is wearing @LouisVuitton.”

Disha opened her acting debut down south with Loafer, post that she did a music video with Tiger Shroff titled “Befikra”- which made her the new sensation around Bollywood.

Her big break came with “M.S. Dhoni: The Untold Story” for which she received her first Zee Award this year. She was also part of International venture “Kung Fu Yoga” with Jackie Chan.
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Re-use bridalwear and opt for matte lipstick on Rakhi

Opt for bright coloured attires or re-use your wedding dress without looking over-the-top on the occasion of #Rakhi on August 8, suggest experts.

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Make-up artist Aashmeen Munjaal and fashion designer Anuradha Ramam have listed few ways to add glamour to your look:

* Go for bright colours like royal blue, parrot green, dark maroon, red and fuchsia pink.

* A bling kurta and chudidar with a bandhani dupatta look good. Accessorise with big jhumki earings and have light make-up. 

* For the Indo-western look pair a bling top with an ethnic printed silk skirt. The dupatta is optional.

Stock up essential oils in beauty cabinet

From #lavender_oil, rosemary oil to neroli oil, add #essential_oils in your daily skin care routine for better results, say experts.

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Puniti, Beauty Expert and Director, 7 Shades by Puniti Unisex Salon, points out "essential oils have amazing properties which are also used in aroma therapy and naturopathy". 

Vijay Singhal, senior consultant, Dermatologist at Sri Balaji Action Medical Institute, feels essential oils are carrier oils and should only be used with agents which can be moisturisers, body lotions and hair oils or even water. 

"Use of these essential oils more than in quantity of more than three or four drops may cause irritation and even skin damages. The best property of these oils could be that they can be used in every season throughout the year," he added. 

SRK, Anushka relish 'paan' in Varanasi

Bollywood superstar #ShahRukhKhan along with actress #AnushkaSharma and filmmaker Imtiaz Ali promoted their forthcoming film #JabHarryMetSejal here on Monday and tasted 'paan' from a 70-year-old shop.

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While driving through the streets of the city, Shah Rukh, Anushka and Ali made an impromptu stop at a local betel leaf vendor shop to taste the flavour the city had to offer, said a statement.

They got surprised when they learnt that the shop named "Tambulam Paan" has been there since a long time.

Sharing his experience of the visit, Shah Rukh tweeted: "Harry, Sejal and Imtiaz had a great time in Varanasi... Thank you all for coming and big thanks to Manoj Tiwari. Jab Harry Met Sejal inVaranasi."
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