Bollywood

  • Anil Kapoor and Juhi Chawla to play Sonam Kapoor’s parents in Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aisa Laga
    Tue, 12 Dec 17, 09:58:44

    Anil Kapoor and Juhi Chawla to play Sonam Kapoor’s parents in Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aisa Laga Anil Kapoor and daughter Sonam Kapoor are both stylish and talented in their own ways. It is fun to see them talking about each other or together in interviews (that happened rarely though) and a lot of people wished if they’ll ever be cast together. However, they made it clear that they won’t appear together for the heck of it and that they’ll wait for the right script and offer. Finally, that right offer came about, from Vidhu Vinod Chopra’s sister Shelly. The film in question is Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aisa Laga. And now another addition has been made to the cast that should increase the hype for this film. If reports are to be believed, Juhi Chawla will play Sonam Kapoor’s mother and Anil Kapoor’s wife in this slice of life film. This will be great news for fans of both since they have done several films like together like Loafer, Deewana Mastana, Andaz, Jhooth Bole Kauwa Kaate etc. They were last seen together almost 11 years ago, in Salaam-E-Ishq. Both Anil Kapoor and Juhi Chawla have been great friends. Hence, one can expect electrifying chemistry between the two. In fact, reports also say that it was not difficult for Juhi Chawla, who does fewer films nowadays, to be convinced for this role since she is very comfortable with Anil Kapoor. Besides Anil Kapoor, Sonam Kapoor and Juhi Chawla, Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aisa Laga also features Rajkummar Rao, as per certain reports. Shelly Chopra was earlier supposed to make a film called Marco Bhau which was to serve as Sanjay Dutt’s comeback flick.

  • Feminism is a fight for Humanity, says Hrithik Roshan on World Human Rights Day
    Tue, 12 Dec 17, 08:38:48

    Feminism is a fight for Humanity, says Hrithik Roshan on World Human Rights Day The World Human Rights Day was celebrated on December 10 throughout the world. Our Bollywood fraternity was not left behind and wrote some great messages on this special day on their social media handles. However, the tweet by Hrithik Roshan stood out. On December 10, Hrithik Roshan celebrated Human Rights Day by giving his support to the feminists online. Through his tweet, he said that feminism shouldn’t be seen as something that’s against any particular gender and that it’s the need of the hour. His complete tweet read, “Feminism is inclusive. It includes men by way of not demanding but commanding equality. It’s about recognition of an individual’s worth regardless of gender, based on merit. In that sense feminism is a fight for Humanity & so not a word to scare from”. Interestingly, Hrithik Roshan was criticized by a section of feminists when his row with Kangana Ranaut erupted earlier this year. The superstar’s alleged actions and the way he allegedly harassed Kangana Ranaut had angered a lot of champions of women rights. At the same time however, many feminists supported him whole-heartedly and even felt that Kangana Ranaut is needlessly playing the victim card. On the film front, Hrithik Roshan is currently shooting for Super 30, based on the real life story of Anand Kumar. It is directed by Queen director Vikas Bahl and releases on November 23, 2018.

  • Zaira Wasim molestation row: ‘Molester’ sent to 2 days custody; wife claims he’s innocent
    Tue, 12 Dec 17, 07:50:24

    Zaira Wasim molestation row: ‘Molester’ sent to 2 days custody; wife claims he’s innocent 17-year-old actor Zaira Wasim’s allegations that she got molested in a flight sent shockwaves everywhere. The young actress claimed that she was travelling in an Air Vistara flight late at night from Delhi to Mumbai on Saturday and a passenger sitting at the back tried to feel her up with his feet. To prove her claim, she took a video of the person and his leg can be seen resting on her armrest. The actress however said that she couldn’t click his picture as the lights were dimmed. She also seemed to be upset with the airline crew for not taking appropriate steps. Zaira Wasim then made a series of uploads on Instagram documenting her bad experience. Immediately, it went viral and shocked one and all. Mumbai Police swung into action and registered an FIR, under POSCO (Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act) since she’s a minor. Air Vistara apologized to her and reportedly, senior management staffers came down to Mumbai to meet her. By Sunday evening, the alleged molester, Vikas Sachdeva, aged 39, was arrested by the police. He was taken to a special court on Monday and was sent to two days’ police custody. As per reports, Vikas Sachdeva stood quietly in court and was taken out barefoot by the police. Outside the court in Dindoshi, Vikas’s wife Divya Sachdeva was in tears and was seen with other family members. She made it clear that her husband is innocent and a family man. Vikas Sachdeva works in an entertainment company and Divya said that Vikas was extremely tired and was sleeping. His only mistake was that he touched the armrest of the front seat. However, Vikas had apologized to her the moment Zaira Wasim pointed out that his feet was touching her. A co-passenger, too, was in agreement with Divya Sachdeva and said that he never saw Vikas misbehaving at all. Other reports claimed that Vikas Sachdeva had gone to Delhi after his maternal uncle passed away. The entire experience had stressed him and hence he had requested Vistara crew to not disturb him as he wanted to doze off. On Monday morning, Zaira Wasim and his mother took a flight back home in Srinagar and ironically, they travelled by Air Vistara.

  • Priyanka Chopra receives Mother Teresa Memorial award for Social Justice
    Tue, 12 Dec 17, 06:36:43

    Priyanka Chopra receives Mother Teresa Memorial award for Social Justice Angelina Jolie, the Goodwill Ambassador for UNHCR, was among the first to take up the cause of fighting for the rights of refugees and displaced people. Global superstar Priyanka Chopra now takes the baton ahead as UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador. Touched by her compassion and kindness, the international superstar’s deep connect with the young generation has earned her Mother Teresa Memorial Award for Social Justice. Priyanka received an invitation by the Harmony Foundation for lending her support and contribution towards social causes. However, her mother Dr Madhu Chopra collected the award on her behalf. Madhu Chopra said, “I humbly accept the award on her behalf. As a mother, I am immensely proud to have a child who is so compassionate and has so much kindness in her. She exemplifies the fact the more you give the more you get.  Even as a child, she was influenced by Mother Teresa and has been supporting Prem Niwas in Bareilly." "It is justifiable for her to receive this honourable award and I am immensely proud of her. I’m thankful and I’m sure she is humbled that her efforts have been recognised by the foundation that believes in helping the needy and supporting the deprived and raising funds for those who are impoverished,” she adds.

  • Furniture rental platform Furlenco raises funding from Aamir Khan
    Tue, 12 Dec 17, 05:12:42

    Furniture rental platform Furlenco raises funding from Aamir Khan Aamir Khan has donned several hats since the time he has entered Bollywood. He started as an actor and then in 2001, his first production Lagaan released and became a cult. 3 years before Lagaan, he turned singer in Ghulam. In 2007, he directed Taare Zameen Par and surprised everyone with his directorial skills. And now, the superstar is all set to expand his horizons and that too beyond Bollywood. It has come to light that the online furniture rental setup Furlenco, owned by Bengaluru-based Kieraya Furnishing Solutions Pvt Ltd, has raised Rs. 2 crore in debt funding from none other than Aamir Khan. The superstar however will not be a brand ambassador for Furlenco, as per the sources. Ajith Mohan Karimpana, the founder of Furlenco was not available. Neither Aamir Khan was available to confirm the story. Furlenco commenced operations in 2012 by Ajith Mohan Karimpana. He was formerly the vice president of Goldman Sachs and holds an MS in computer and information science from Temple University, Pennsylvania, United States. It designs its own furniture, gets it manufactured by third-party vendors and then rents out to customers. Earlier, the venture was called Rent Ur Duniya but later it was rebranded as Furlenco in 2013. In the last one year, the brand has raised money through a mix of debt and equity financing. It raised Rs. 100 crore last year in October from existing investor Lightbox Ventures along with Axis Capital Partners, a Hong Kong-based venture capital fund. In a previous series of funding, it had raised Rs 38 crore from LightBox Ventures. On the film front, Aamir Khan is working on Thugs Of Hindostan, co-starring Katrina Kaif, Amitabh Bachchan and Fatima Sana Shaikh. It’s all set to release on Diwali 2018.

  • Aditya Chopra suggested Italian venue for Anushka Sharma - Virat Kohli wedding
    Tue, 12 Dec 17, 05:02:16

    Aditya Chopra suggested Italian venue for Anushka Sharma - Virat Kohli wedding It was Anushka Sharma’s mentor and confidant producer-filmmaker Aditya Chopra who suggested an Italian venue away from prying eyes, for Anushka’s wedding with Virat Kohli. Aditya Chopra, a notorious paparazzi shirker, had opted for a wedding in Italy with Rani Mukerji in 2014. Says a source close to Aditya Chopra, “It was Adi’s idea that Anushka and Virat have their wedding in Italy. He warned them that a desi wedding would turn into a tamasha with the paparazzi and gate crashers having a field day.” Apparently, Anushka Sharma who consults Adi on all important matters, took Adi’s advice seriously, “From Adi’s lips on to Virat’s ears,” says the source. And that’s how the Italian wedding happened. No one in the film industry was invited for Anushka Sharma’s wedding with cricketer Virat Kohli. Not even her closest buddies Karan Johar and Shah Rukh Khan who apparently were in the know about her wedding plans but unable to attend the wedding in Milan. But Adi Chopra and Rani were invited. “They would have liked to attend, but Adi is busy supervising Thugs Of Hindostan. We heard Rani saying she would love to attend Anushka’s wedding. But they can’t take their daughter along,” a source from Yash Raj reveals.