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Dec 162017
 

South actor Isha Talwar has indulged in an underwater smoochfest with Saif Ali Khan in Akshat Verma’s upcoming film, Kaalakaandi

South actor Isha Talwar has indulged in an underwater smoochfest with Saif Ali Khan in Akshat Verma’s upcoming film, Kaalakaandi. The scene was shot in a swimming pool in Thane. Saif is a certified diver, so could manage the scenes but Isha had to undergo training in diving. The actors had to stay in the water for hours along with the camera crew.

Saif Ali Khan and Isha Talwar in Kaalakaandi
Saif Ali Khan and Isha Talwar in Kaalakaandi

Managing to breathe in between takes from an oxygen cylinder and keeping the coordination going was a task. Saif and Isha, however, managed to nail the shot in three takes. The film, which courted censor trouble besides theatrical release issues, finally hits the marquee next month.

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Dec 162017
 

Last night, online fan groups of Aamir Khan leaked yet another picture from the set of Thugs Of Hindostan, which the actor is currently shooting for in Thailand. The actor is seated on a cot in the centre

Last night, online fan groups of Aamir Khan leaked yet another picture from the set of Thugs Of Hindostan, which the actor is currently shooting for in Thailand. The actor is seated on a cot in the centre.

Aamir Khan in Thugs Of Hindostan
Aamir Khan in Thugs Of Hindostan

After his look went viral in September, Mr Perfectionist was furious and had asked for tight security. Seems some over-zealous fan is at work again.

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Dec 162017
 

Amitabh Bachchan is ready to head home after wrapping up the Thailand schedule of his upcoming film Thugs of Hindostan. The 75-year-old actor took to social media to announce the news

Amitabh Bachchan is ready to head home after wrapping up the Thailand schedule of his upcoming film Thugs of Hindostan. The 75-year-old actor took to social media to announce the news. “From the wilds and chills of Thailand after finishing schedule of TOH… ‘Thugs of Hindostan’ now ready to go back to the warmth of Mumbai and home,” Bachchan wrote on Instagram, alongside his photograph from the film sets.

Amitabh Bachchan
Amitabh Bachchan

The actor also shared more pictures from the schedule on his official blog. He wrote, “A schedule is wrapped and there dwells a longing, surprisingly, to remain with the unit and the crew… A bond develops between them and us… A professional familiarity… Just as you get to know each, it’s time to get back to the grind… Somewhat emotional… You have spent most part of your time with them… “And shall again for the next schedule… But till then it is a wrap!”

The Vijay Krishna Acharya-directed movie also features Aamir Khan, Katrina Kaif and Fatima Sana Shaikh in key roles.

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Dec 152017
 

Few days back, Hollywood actor Dwayne Johnson announced that he was not considering to be running for president. But, it looks like he has again changed his mind

Few days back, Hollywood actor Dwayne Johnson announced that he was not considering to be running for president. But, it looks like he has again changed his mind. According to Contactmusic.com, the 45-year-old actor is actually considering running for President of the United States, but in the year 2024. In an interview with a leading US publication, Johnson said, ‘I couldn’t do both [make movies and run for President]. Realistically, as we go into 2018, when you look at my slate as we’re developing and shooting into 2019 and 2020, the slate goes deep into 2021, so it feels like the realistic consideration would be 2024.’

Dwayne Johnson
Dwayne Johnson

Though Johnson had political ambitions on his mind, he never set out to start a viral guessing game of whether or not he will run for president. ‘It all started out of the blue. It was never something that I trumpetted and beat my chest and ever said publicly, ‘This is what I’m going to do,’ but as that story picked up, Americans picked it up and there was this sentiment of, ‘We’re not joking, and we would really love the idea if you would run.’ In that, I knew I had to listen to the people and really, really think about it. That’s where I’m at right now – I’m well aware politics is not the business I’m in, so the best thing I can do is continuing to listen and learn as much as I can,’ noted Johnson.

The star added, ‘I’m continuing to watch our presidency and watch how every new development is handled. I continue to watch our leaders in government, and like all Americans, I continue to be hopeful that our leaders exhibit poise, perspective and the ability to bring our country together during these tough times ‘ which I don’t feel our presidency is currently doing ‘ so that’s where I’m at.’ The ‘Ballers’ star is playing with the idea purely because of his loyalty to the American people, which he has displayed through his genuine relationship to his 175 million followers across social media platforms.

The actor explained, ‘I care deeply about our country, and I care deeply about our people ‘ especially now. Decency matters and being a decent human being matters, and character matters, and leadership matters.’ It should be noted that Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson, who recently got a star on Hollywood’s ‘Walk of Fame’, will be next seen in Brad Peyton’s ‘Rampage’ alongside Jeffrey Dean Morgan and Joe Manganiello. The flick is slated to hit US theatres on April 20, 2018.

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Dec 152017
 

Actress Richa Chadha says the reach of radio is unmatched in comparison to any other medium

Actress Richa Chadha says the reach of radio is unmatched in comparison to any other medium. The “Fukrey Returns” actress spoke in support of version 2.0 of Radio City’s ‘Rag Rag Mein Daude City’ initiative. She said in a statement: “Radio has the power to entertain masses across all classes of society and has a reach that is unmatched in comparison to any other medium.”

Richa Chadha
Richa Chadha

Lauding how the medium “helps bind together listeners from every nook and corner of the city”, Richa said the campaign — which delves on showcasing that radio is a theatre of the mind that transcends beyond being just a mere audio medium — about is a “reflection of the power of radio and portrays how it best relays the pulse of the city”.

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Dec 152017
 

Aamir Khan’s “Secret Superstar” has minted $700,681 in Taiwan since its release

Aamir Khan’s “Secret Superstar” has minted $700,681 in Taiwan since its release. The film, which also features Zaira Wasim and which lit up the box office in India on Diwali, opened in Taiwan on November 24. Zee Studios International took the film to the foreign market, read a statement.

Aamir Khan and Zaira Wasim in Secret Superstar
Aamir Khan and Zaira Wasim in Secret Superstar

In “Secret Superstar”, Zaira, who hails from Jammu and Kashmir, plays a teenaged girl named Insia who dreams of becoming a singer. The film is about how she fulfils her dreams by keeping her identity hidden. Vibha Chopra, Head – Zee Studios International (Film Marketing, Distribution and Acquisition) said: “Content is what wins hearts worldwide and ‘Secret Superstar’, which is heavy on content is a proof of that. So much so that it is the widest Bollywood film release in Taiwan. We are happy to see how positively international markets are reacting to the film.”

“Secret Superstar” has amassed a total of $700,681 in Taiwan. “Given that ‘Secret Superstar’ has connected with various audiences across the globe, we are excited to see how well the film does in the coming months, in other territories as well,” Chopra added. ‘”Secret Superstar” is written and directed by Advait Chandan and produced by Aamir Khan and Kiran Rao. The film has also released in markets like the UK, the US, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, the UAE and other Gulf countries as well as Pakistan.

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Dec 152017
 

Filmmaker Rahul Dholakia, who directed Mahira Khan in the 2017 film “Raees”, says Indians have “wronged” the Pakistani actress

Filmmaker Rahul Dholakia, who directed Mahira Khan in the 2017 film “Raees”, says Indians have “wronged” the Pakistani actress.

Rahul  Dholakia
Rahul  Dholakia

While Mahira was in Dubai for the Masala! Awards 2017, Mahira spoke to film news platform Bollywood Hungama, and said: “Whether it was Shah Rukh Khan or Rahul or Ritesh Batra or Farhan Akhtar, they all have been so amazing. At the end of the day, it’s about films, which is bigger than all of us combined. The film needed to be released. The film had to do well. They were all amazing. They still are.” Dholakia found it “so sweet”.

He shared the link of her interview on Twitter on Friday, and commented: “Somewhere I feel we have wronged her. Our people forgot that she is an artist, not the enemy! We took away her right as an actor! Unfair. Mahira Khan you are wonderful and thank you for being a part of ‘Raees’.”

Mahira came to India last year to shoot for the film alongside Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan.

However, she was not allowed to attend the promotional events of the film in India after a ban was imposed by some groups on Pakistani artistes to work in India.

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Dec 152017
 

Actress Neetu Chandra who became a producer with films like “Deswa” and “Mithila Makhaan” said she wants to make Bhojpuri films to clean the image of her mother tongue

Actress Neetu Chandra who became a producer with films like “Deswa” and “Mithila Makhaan” said she wants to make Bhojpuri films to clean the image of her mother tongue. Asked why she wants to produce Bhojpuri films despite doing content-driven Hindi films, Neetu said: “I come from Bihar where Bhojpuri films are seen as soft porn, cheap, double meaning films.

Neetu Chandra
Neetu Chandra

“The moment you hear Bhojpuri, you don’t want to be associated with it. They (Bhojpuri films) are looked down upon and rightfully so… There are reasons. I refuse to accept that this is the cinema of my mother tongue.

“That’s where I and my brother Nitin, who had all the achievements and education to do Hindi cinema, chose to do Bhojpuri, Maithili and Magahi films. We wanted to do films to clean the image of our mother tongue which has been maligned,” said Neetu.

“It has nothing to do with business, it’s like they say ‘if you want change, you have to be the change’.”

With brother Nitin Chandra who is a National Award winning director, Neetu runs a Production House called Champaran Talkies.

The house produces Bhojpuri, Maithili and Magahi films along with other content for their platform NeoBihar.

Asked whether she would prefer to produce regional content films or commercial Hindi films, the “Garam Masala” actress said: “I think content-driven films with a commercial angle is what should be done.”

Talking about her first production “Deswa”, Chandra said: “‘Deswa’ became a very big film for Bhojpuri and very small for Hindi cinema. The Bhojpuri industry mafia did not let us release it. So finally we came up with a platform NeoBihar where we will release the film and work on different content-based videos.”

“Deswa” will be released on December 23 on NeoBihar YouTube Channel of Champaran Talkies.

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Dec 152017
 

Bollywood actress Anushka Sharma who tied the knot with cricketer Virat Kohli has sent out eco-friendly invites to her guests for her wedding reception in Mumbai

virushka

Anushka Sharma and her cricketer husband Virat Kohli already smashed patriarchy and stereotypes by their surprise wedding last week. The couple tied the knot in presence of just 44 guests in Tuscany, Italy which included just close family and friends. Anushka and Virat who are scheduled to return to India today, have already sent out invites to their celebrity friends. But the surprising part is, along with their marriage being the one to break stereotypes, their invites are eco-friendly and in lieu with environment conservation. The couple has been extremely mindful about sending proper invites to their respective fraternities and the invites include a sapling. 

Filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt shared the picture of their invitation card on his Twitter account. 

They made it ! Our heartiest congratulations to Anushka & Virat. We pray that this love story goes on forever and ever. Amen !@imVkohli @anushkasharmapic.twitter.com/dk9sqm4WgU

— Mahesh Bhatt (@MaheshNBhatt)
December 13, 2017

Bollywood’s superstars Aamir Khan, Shah Rukh Khan are said to be a part of the exclusive guest list. The Virushka reception will take place on 22nd December in Mumbai. There will be a reception on 21st December in Delhi. Post which the couple will travel to South Africa with Virat’s imminent move to the couple’s plush pad in South Mumbai. 

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Dec 152017
 

After the release of the ‘Baahubali’ films, Prabhas has been inundated with offers from matrimonial websites to come on board as their brand ambassador

‘Baahubali’ star Prabhas is undoubtedly one of the most eligible bachelors in our country. It has been learned that a couple of matrimonial websites have been getting in touch with his team to have him as the face of their website. After the release of Baahubalifilms, Prabhas has been inundated with offers from matrimonial websites to come on board as their brand ambassador.

Prabhas
Prabhas

Two websites have approached the actor and have offered a humongous amount to be their brand ambassador. Interestingly, it was reported a while back that during the course of shooting both ‘Baahubali: The Beginning’ (2015) and ‘Baahubali 2: The Conclusion’ (2015), the actor received thousands of marriage proposals. These proposals were from women across the country and even overseas.

While Prabhas is considering his options in terms of endorsements, he hasn’t given his nod to any of the websites and is likely to take a call soon.

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