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  • REVEALED: Varun Dhawan details his birthday plans on the sets of Kalank
    Tue, 24 Apr 18, 10:10:18

    REVEALED: Varun Dhawan details his birthday plans on the sets of Kalank Just recently we had reported that Varun Dhawan will be having a working birthday this year. Readers may be aware that, few days ago, Karan Johar went on to announce his much ambitious venture Kalank. The film will mark the return of the ‘Dulhania’ franchise couple Alia Bhatt and Varun Dhawan. This period drama has already gone on floor and hence, Varun decided to continue with the same instead of taking a break for his birthday. Varun Dhawan, who turns 31 today, maintained that age is just a number and it is the state of mind that actually matters. So instead of celebrating it in a lavish manner, Varun decided to celebrate it on the sets of Kalank itself. Talking about his birthday plans, he said, "Birthdays do make me happy, but I am absolutely cool about it. I feel my birthdays are more special to other people. I had to wake up at 7 am to shoot a big scene with Alia today. So, I don't think I can celebrate a lot.” Interestingly, this is his fourth film with Alia Bhatt and all the other three were produced by Karan Johar himself. This time around too the duo’s mentor will be bringing them together for yet another passionate love story. Varun Dhawan is obviously super thrilled to collaborate with his favourite co-star again and he spoke about working with Alia Bhatt yet again. He said, "Kalank is very special for Karan's production house, as it has been in the making since 2004. It was important for us to choose the right film to come back as a pair. People expect a lot from us." On the other hand, the last film Varun Dhawan was seen in is Shoojit Sircar’s October. The film is an unconventional love story between two hotel management students. Debutant Banita Sandhu played the leading lady in the film. Also Read: Varun Dhawan to ring in his 31st birthday on the sets of Abhishek Varman’s Kalank

  • Kriti Sanon and Sushant Singh Rajput roped in as ambassadors for Whirlpool
    Tue, 24 Apr 18, 09:46:45

    Kriti Sanon and Sushant Singh Rajput roped in as ambassadors for Whirlpool Whirlpool India, a subsidiary of Whirlpool Corporation has roped in Kriti Sanon and Sushant Singh Rajput as its new Brand Ambassadors. The duo will now be seen endorsing Whirlpool’s range of appliances. With an objective to strengthen the emotional equity the brand enjoys and reaffirming  Whirlpool’s superior technology credentials, the decision to get Kriti and Sushant will definitely help increase the brand affinity amongst the new age Indians. This will give the brand due acceleration and seamlessly connect with the youth. Commenting on same, Mr. Sunil D’Souza, MD, Whirlpool of India said, "We are delighted to welcome Kriti and Sushant to the Whirlpool family. Both of them are youth icons and young achievers of India who understand and appreciate technology that can help enrich lives. We realize they reflect the drive of our brand we live everyday with, world class performances that defines our commitment to delighting our customer with meaningful innovations, global technology and designs.” Excited over endorsing the brand, Kriti Sanon said, “Whirlpool is an international brand and has been in our homes since our childhood. I am really excited to be a part of the Whirlpool family.” Sushant Singh Rajput further added and said, “Both Kriti and I belong to an Engineering background, we both appreciate technology and that’s why this association with Whirlpool is an exciting one.” As a part of Whirlpool’s new AC campaign, both celebrities will be seen starring in its new television commercial that has already gone live from April. Being the Brand Ambassadors both will also be seen in other upcoming TVCs and campaigns from Whirlpool. Also Read: Kriti Sanon turns brand ambassador for Bata shoes

  • REVEALED: Madhuri Dixit turns judge for reality show Dance Deewane
    Tue, 24 Apr 18, 09:45:56

    REVEALED: Madhuri Dixit turns judge for reality show Dance Deewane Madhuri Dixit, who has kicked off her new innings as an actor in full swing, is currently working on two Bollywood films, her Marathi production and wrapped up her recent Marathi acting debut. Besides these, the actress who is also teaching dance on digital platform, has decided to resume her role as a judge on the small screen for a dance show. However, she will be judging a new show called Dance Deewane. It is a known fact that Madhuri Dixit has turned judge on the small screen in the past for shows like Nach Baliye and Jhalak Dikhla Jaa. Both the shows revolved around celebrity contestants. Now, the forthcoming show will feature common yet talented dancers of different age groups. In fact, reports have it that the selected contestants will fall under 3 different age groups namely, under 13, under 35 and above 35. Three contestants from each category will eventually be selected to compete for the finale. Reports have it that the team of Madhuri Dixit has already started work on her new look for the forthcoming show. In fact, it is being said that the actress has already started prep for her opening performance for the show which is being planned on a major scale. Furthermore, we hear that the actress will also be judging the audition which kicks off from May 3 onwards across the country. As of now, the show officials are in search of two other judges –a choreographer and a director who will be sharing the judging panel alongside Madhuri. The show is expected to go on air from June onwards. On the work front, Madhuri Dixit may have to juggle between her films and her reality show. While her Marathi acting debut Bucket List is expected to release by the end of May, the actress is also shooting for films. One amidst them is Total Dhamaal, where she is shooting alongside Anil Kapoor, Ajay Devgn among others. Another film in the pipeline is the magnum opus Kalank. The multi-starrer will see the reunion of Madhuri Dixit and Sanjay Dutt after their last release in 1993. Also Read: The INSIDE STORY on how Karan Johar convinced Madhuri Dixit & Sanjay Dutt to work together

  • Rajkumar Hirani reveals why Ranbir Kapoor was the PERFECT FIT for Sanjay Dutt biopic
    Tue, 24 Apr 18, 07:32:41

    Rajkumar Hirani reveals why Ranbir Kapoor was the PERFECT FIT for Sanjay Dutt biopic Ranbir Kapoor starrer Sanjay Dutt biopic could easily be the most awaited film of 2018. Filmmaker Rajkumar Hirani has helmed the project as he had done two blockbuster hits with Dutt- Munnabhai MBBS and Lage Raho Munnabhai. Being one of the most awaited films, the teaser is set to hit the Internet and TV screens this afternoon. As the teaser reveal is closing in and the release is set for June, Rajkumar Hirani is opening about casting Ranbir Kapoor as Sanjay Dutt. He recently revealed why the young actor was a perfect fit for the role and how it all went down. Ranbir Kapoor has undergone a drastic physical transformation to fit the part and will be seen in 6 different looks tracing the life of Sanjay Dutt. Ranbir Kapoor surprised the audience with the striking resemblance to Dutt as pictures from sets hit the internet last year. The actor not just embodied the looks of Sanjay Dutt but also learned the nuances and accent of the actor. The team underwent tremendous research for the film including watching almost more than 200 hours of footage for the film. Speaking about how Ranbir Kapoor agreed to do the project, Hirani revealed that he had approached the actor via text after the basic draft was ready. As Ranbir knows the whereabouts of Bollywood in and about, he had an idea Hirani was making this biopic. He replied to the filmmaker that he hopes the meeting is not for the Dutt biopic. As Ranbir already knew about the project, Hirani insisted on meeting and realized the actor actually was very much aware of Sanjay Dutt and his life... As they had spent time and were even gym buddies at one point, he had probably heard stories. When Ranbir read the script, he found it interesting as Hirani had given a new angle to the entire life of Sanjay Dutt. He loved it and agreed to do it. Further, Hirani revealed why Ranbir was the perfect fit for the role. He said that as the young actor is in his 30s, it was perfect for him to play both 21-year-old Sanjay Dutt and the older version of him in his 50s. The first reason they chose him as he is an amazing actor. As the film begins from Dutt's debut in Rocky when he was 21 and around the drug phase beginning, they needed someone who could transform easily into the character. The film, which will start from 21 to when he came out of prison at the age of 56, will showcase Ranbir in different avatars. Last year, we all saw the leaked images from the sets of the Dutt biopic. Ranbir Kapoor's striking resemblance to Sanjay Dutt left every stunned. Speaking about whether the two actors have any similarity, Hirani added that both come from film families and have a unique charm. Sanjay Dutt is the son of late actors Sunil Dutt and Nargis whereas Ranbir Kapoor comes from a clan of artistes and is the son of Rishi Kapoor and Neetu Singh. Both became actors and have lived different lives in the spotlight. While they are both different in real lives, Hirani only thought of Ranbir for the role and he was a perfect fit for it. Talking about the brilliant transformation, the filmmaker revealed that the actor had to work very hard to get the perfect physically. As Sanjay is bigger and Ranbir is slightly taller, he worked hard to get the right physique. They did not want a caricaturish role. The actor would watch several hours of footage to get the right balance and this is why he resembles Sanjay Dutt so much. Speaking of the actor, Hirani also revealed that during the filming, Sanjay Dutt only came twice to the sets of the film. He has only seen a few scenes and does not want to see the full film before it is complete. The filmmaker concluded saying it is very brave of Sanjay Dutt to open up about his life in such a way that not everyone can do it. Written and directed by Rajkumar Hirani, the film will also stars an ensemble cast in addition to Ranbir Kapoor which includes Anushka Sharma, Paresh Rawal, Sonam Kapoor, Dia Mirza, Karishma Tanna, Manisha Koirala, Jim Sarbh, Vicky Kaushal and Boman Irani in pivotal roles. Produced by Vinod Chopra Films and Rajkumar Hirani Films in association with Fox star studios Dutt Biopic is all set to be released on June 29, 2018. Also Read : Did Rajkumar Hirani accidentally reveal the title of Ranbir Kapoor starrer Sanjay Dutt biopic?

  • Salman Khan takes off to Kashmir for Race 3, meets J&K Chief Minister for a chat
    Tue, 24 Apr 18, 07:07:46

    Salman Khan takes off to Kashmir for Race 3, meets J&K Chief Minister for a chat After resolving all the legal matters that have haunting the life of Salman Khan, the actor has now dived completely into Race 3. In fact, considering that the film is only a few months away from its release, only portions of the shoot schedule of the same are pending which the actor has decided to finish. Now doing the same, he has taken off to the beautiful locales of Kashmir for the last leg along with rest of the Race team. And the next destination is Sonmarg! Earlier we had reported that the team of Race 3 decided to shift their location from South Africa to Leh-Ladakh due to Salman Khan’s legal hassle. The actor was banned from travelling abroad after being bailed out from the Jodhpur Central Jail after the verdict on the blackbuck poaching case. Now we hear that the actor and his team took off to Sonmarg, another popular Kashmiri location, for a song from the film. In fact, en-route, Salman Khan even decided to pay a visit to the J&K [Jammu and Kashmir] Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti at her residence. If reports are to be believed the meeting lasted for an hour after which the superstar left for shooting at Sonmarg. Considering that the recently shot Manmarziyaan featuring Taapsee Pannu and Abhishek Bachchan landed in a legal soup, Salman and his team, we hear, have taken all the required permissions. Recent reports suggest that the Race 3 team has all the necessary approvals from the Sonmarg Tourism and Wildlife Department. Incidentally, Salman Khan is visiting this beautiful state after shooting for Bajrangi Bhaijaan, three years ago. The film was extensively shot in Kashmir and the actor has spent some amazing moments in places like Pahalgam. Now that he has taken off to Sonmarg, it is being said that the chef and the team who had served the superstar during Bajrangi Bhaijaan will also be accompanying him during this shoot. It seems that Salman Khan was quite impressed with the warm hospitality of the chef and the staff whom he met during the Pahalgam shoot. Now, it has been learnt that he summoned the team to accompany his personal chef during his Sonmarg shoot. Also Read : SHOCKING: When Salman Khan got into a fist fight with a photographer on Karan Arjun sets

  • Saroj Khan DEFENDS casting couch and compares it to RAPE
    Tue, 24 Apr 18, 06:09:05

    Saroj Khan DEFENDS casting couch and compares it to RAPE Casting Couch is a menace in Bollywood that many actresses have voiced their displeasure towards. Recently, veteran choreographer Saroj Khan spoke up against the existence of the same. However, her statement seems to have attracted attention since she was seen defending the same during a press meet. At the same time, she compared it to rape. After the Kathua and Unnao case, Indian citizens have started a movement against rape and the punishment for it is an ongoing subject of debate. When the much respected Saroj Khan was questioned about crimes against women in Bollywood, she was also questioned about the much talked about casting couch. While many actresses have voiced out against it, Saroj Khan stated that it depends on the girl who agrees to do it and how despite it being a sexual favour, it at least provides bread and butter to many. One of the well-known media publications posted her quote on social media. Her statement read, “Yeh chala aa raha hai Baba azam ke zamaane se. Har ladki ke upar koi na koi haath saaf karne ki koshish karta hai. Govt ke log bhi karte hain. Tum film industry ke peeche kyun pade ho? Woh kam se kam roti toh deti hai. Rape karke chhod toh nahi deti.” [It has been happening since ages now. Everyone tries to take advantage of every girl and it happens even within the government (bodies). Why are you all behind the film industry? At least, that (casting couch) gives you bread and butter. Not like rape, where a woman is left to fend and fight for herself] Furthermore, she also went on to add, “Yeh ladki ke upar hai ki tum kya karna chahti ho. Tum uske haath mein nahi aana chahti ho toh nahi aaogi. Tumhare paas art hai toh tum kyun bechoge apne aap ko? Film industry ko kuch mat kehna, woh humaara mai-baap hai” [It’s upon the girl and what she wants to do. If you are not ready for it (casting couch), you won’t do it. If you have the art and talent, then why would you sell yourself? Don’t say anything to the film industry; it is our bread and butter] Yeh ladki ke upar hai ki tum kya karna chahti ho. Tum uske haath mein nahi aana chahti ho toh nahi aaogi. Tumhare paas art hai toh tum kyun bechoge apne aap ko? Film industry ko kuch mat kehna, woh humaara mai-baap hai: Saroj Khan on Casting Couch. pic.twitter.com/kYpPAPWMtB — ANI (@ANI) April 24, 2018 This is the second time this year when Saroj Khan’s name has cropped up in a controversy. The choreographer recently expressed her displeasure over remaking popular Bollywood chartbusters. One of her choreographed songs, ‘Ek Do Teen’ was recently remade for Baaghi 2 and Saroj was quite open over her disappointment on the latest version of the 90s track. Also Read: Saroj Khan breaks her silence on Jacqueline Fernandez’s ‘Ek Do Teen’

  • Did Rajkumar Hirani accidentally reveal the title of Ranbir Kapoor starrer Sanjay Dutt biopic?
    Tue, 24 Apr 18, 05:55:10

    Did Rajkumar Hirani accidentally reveal the title of Ranbir Kapoor starrer Sanjay Dutt biopic? One of the highly anticipated films of the year is Rajkumar Hirani's upcoming directorial starring Ranbir Kapoor as Sanjay Dutt in the latter’s biopic. Being one of the most awaited film, the teaser is set to hit the Internet and TV screens this afternoon. With the increasing excitement amongst the industry, fans and others, the insiders claim the film will easily push the envelope of biopics in Bollywood. As the director is feeling the jitters, Rajkumar Hirani opened up to a leading daily on why Dutt biopic was his next project, what was the titles he had discarded and why Ranbir Kapoor was the perfect fit. Till now, Rajkumar Hirani has not revealed the title for the upcoming biopic. While there have been speculations around the same, Hirani revealed what all the titles that came to being which were later discarded. When Hirani had told Sanjay Dutt about the film, he had clearly stated they would not want to glorify him but will tell the story as it all happened. They worked on many titles including Aisa Hi Hoon or Sarphira. But, whatever they worked on, it felt like either they were attacking the actor or glorifying him. They wanted something that went with the story and was neutral. During the conversation, Hirani revealed that Nargis Dutt, Sanjay's late mother, and veteran actress, would call him 'Sanju'. They thought this was the most neutral title without any preconceived notions. But wait! Did Hirani just reveal the title of the film? Till now, the director has not mentioned any title but during the interview, he talked about several titles but ended up calling it 'Sanju'. Not, just that, filmmaker Subhash Ghai recently referred to the biopic as Sanju only. In a Twitter post recently, Subhash Ghai praised Rajkumar Hirani and his upcoming film. He wrote, "‪I can’t stop praising the teaser of film #Sanju directed by my favourite director @RajkumarHirani and acted by @RanbirKapoorFC in a biopic of @SanjayDutt_ what HIRANI showed me yesterday @Whistling_Woods @5thVeda cultural hub before he shared his personal n professional experiences with students at amazing interactive session." Written and directed by Rajkumar Hirani, the film will also stars an ensemble cast in addition to Ranbir Kapoor which includes Anushka Sharma, Paresh Rawal, Sonam Kapoor, Dia Mirza, Karishma Tanna, Manisha Koirala, Jim Sarbh, Vicky Kaushal and Boman Irani in pivotal roles. Produced by Vinod Chopra Films and Rajkumar Hirani Films in association with Fox star studios. Dutt Biopic is all set to be released on 29th June 2018. Also Read: Sanjay Dutt – Madhuri Dixit: Revisiting the couple’s whirlwind reel and real life ROMANCE

  • The INSIDE STORY on how Karan Johar convinced Madhuri Dixit & Sanjay Dutt to work together
    Tue, 24 Apr 18, 05:07:26

    The INSIDE STORY on how Karan Johar convinced Madhuri Dixit & Sanjay Dutt to work together When Sridevi passed away suddenly many upheavals happened, one of the smaller ones being the casting of Karan Johar’s Abhishek Varman directed Shiddat, now rechristened with a much less inspiring title Kalank. After Sridevi’s departure, Madhuri Dixit--always considered the departed Diva’s closest rival-- stepped in. But there was a hitch. Sanjay Dutt who was to co-star with Sridevi confessed he felt “uncomfortable” with the idea of working with Madhuri Dixit. The two had parted bitterly when Dutt was jailed for allaged terrorism in 1983. Producer Karan Johar faced a dilemma: either get Madhuri on board or ask Dutt to leave. But before push came to shove, Karan Johar sat Sanjay Dutt down for a heart-to-heart since Dixit very clearly said she had no problems working with “anyone”. Says a source close to Dharma Productions, “Karan reminded Dutt that whatever had happened between Dixit and Dutt was in the past, that they are now happily married and with children. Let the past bury itself.” Dutt apparently heard Johar out and finally relented. Kalank will show the couple in a mature relationship. “Their track is being done with utmost discretion. No one will be allowed to feel uncomfortable,” says the source. Also Read: Madhuri Dixit in, Sanjay Dutt out of Shiddat?

  • Shah Rukh Khan all set to visit Dubai this week
    Tue, 24 Apr 18, 04:50:39

    Shah Rukh Khan all set to visit Dubai this week Superstar Shah Rukh Khan, who is busy with IPL 2018 and shooting of Zero, is all set to head to Dubai later this week. From what it has been learned, SRK is set to inaugurate a gold jewellery store in Meena Bazaar in Dubai on April 26. A spokesperson of Kalyan Jewellers informed that SRK is set to make his appearance on April 26 at 2:30pm. This will be followed by a visit to Kuwait store the same day. “Miloge na [won’t you be there to meet me]?,” said Shah Rukh Khan in a video message. Earlier, SRK had visited Dubai for the inauguration of Kalyan Jewellers store in Muscat on 29th December 2017. It is known that Shah Rukh Khan is the tourism ambassador of Dubai. The actor has starred in campaign shots for the Dubai tourism. SRK even visited Dubai for the same last year to shoot the #BeMyGuest campaign which was directed by Bajrangi Bhaijaan director, Kabir Khan. Meanwhile, on the professional front, Shah Rukh Khan is busy shooting for Aanand L Rai’s film Zero co-starring Anushka Sharma and Katrina Kaif. The film is scheduled to release on Christmas 2018 weekend. Kabir Khan has started working on ’83 film which is a biopic on Indian Cricket Team when they won the World Cup. The film will star Ranveer Singh as former Indian Captain Kapil Dev. Also Read: EXCLUSIVE: Shah Rukh Khan and Aditya Chopra to team up again

  • After Shahid Kapoor - Mira Rajput, Neil Nitin Mukesh - Rukmini Sahay & Sania Mirza - Shoaib Malik announce baby news
    Tue, 24 Apr 18, 04:48:00

    After Shahid Kapoor - Mira Rajput, Neil Nitin Mukesh - Rukmini Sahay & Sania Mirza - Shoaib Malik announce baby news It a season of 'good news’ in Bollywood. Just a few days ago, Shahid Kapoor announced Mira Rajput is pregnant and that they are going to be parents for the second time. After Shahid Kapoor- Mira Rajput, another Bollywood actor is all set to become a dad. Neil Nitin Mukesh took to social media to announce that his wife Rukmini Sahay is expecting their first child. Sharing a cartoon picture followed by Neil Nitin Mukesh and Rukmini Sahay holding baby shoes, Neil wrote, “Now we will be THREE." His wife is nearing the first trimester and the baby is reportedly due in September 2018. They are currently in Abu Dhabi where Neil is shooting for Prabhas' Saaho. They are shopping for their new family member and getting ready to welcome the baby. Speaking to a daily, the couple said that they are picking neutral colours for the baby as they don’t know whether it’s a boy or a girl. Their family is super excited about the arrival of their new family member. Now we will be THREE ???????? A post shared by Neil Nitin Mukesh (@neilnitinmukesh) on Apr 23, 2018 at 8:16am PDT Neil Nitin Mukesh and Rukmini Sahay tied the know in arranged marriage in February last year. It was a lavish ceremony followed by a starry affair. Along with Shahid Kapoor and Neil Nitin Mukesh, another celebrity is all set to welcome parenthood. Tennis star Sania Mirza also announced her pregnancy via Instagram. She and her cricketer husband Shoaib Malik are expecting their first child, due in the month of October this year. Sharing a cute picture, she captioned it, "#BabyMirzaMalik." The couple, on April 12, celebrated their eighth marriage anniversary. #BabyMirzaMalik ????????❤️ @daaemi A post shared by Sania Mirza (@mirzasaniar) on Apr 23, 2018 at 4:30am PDT Also Read: Shahid Kapoor REVEALS why he publicly announced Mira Rajput’s pregnancy with Misha’s pic