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Dec 142017
 

Actress Anushka Sharma personally replied to all those who wished her and husband Virat Kohli for their life’s new innings. The couple got married in Tuscany, Italy

On December 11, 2017, the talented and gorgeous actress, Anushka Sharma, tied the knot with long-time beau Virat Kohliin Tuscany, Italy. The wedding was nothing less than a fairy tale and was a low-key affair by keeping every single detail under wraps. The couple confirmed their marriage news by sharing a similar post on their respective Twitter handles with different images. In the post, they thanked their fans and their well-wishers for showering their blessings on them. As soon as the news broke out, people from the film industry started pouring in their congratulatory wishes for the couple. Out of everyone, the timeless diva, Sridevi was the first one amongst others to wish the couple on Twitter. Jacqueline Fernandez, Abhishek Bachchan, Shah Rukh Khan, Madhuri Dixit, Karan Johar, Varun Dhawan, Parineeti Chopra, Sidharth Malhotra, Arjun Kapoor and many others poured in their heartfelt wishes for the couple.

Anushka Sharma
Anushka Sharma. Picture Courtesy: Instagram/sabyasachiofficial

After two days of their wedding, Anushka Sharma personally thanked everyone on Twitter. She was on a ‘thank you’ posting spree and made sure thanked everyone including the cricketers. The celebrities wished the couple in their innovative way. Shah Rukh, alongside whom, Anushka made her debut in Bollywood, referred to their first film ‘Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi’ and said this is the

Haha! Thank you so much @iamsrk ðÂ?Â?ðÂ?Â?Â? ❤ https://t.co/vvld2xGQJv

— Anushka Sharma (@AnushkaSharma)
December 13, 2017

Thank you @karanjohar! ❤ðÂ?Â? ðÂ?Â? https://t.co/SO1qsDi5o5

— Anushka Sharma (@AnushkaSharma)
December 13, 2017

Thanks tiger ðÂ?Â? ðÂ?Â?Â? https://t.co/KUZe9M8rXg

— Anushka Sharma (@AnushkaSharma)
December 13, 2017

Thank you for the wishes ðÂ?Â? https://t.co/8m42Vk7Lw7

— Anushka Sharma (@AnushkaSharma)
December 13, 2017

Thanks Varun ðÂ?Â? ðÂ?Â?Â? https://t.co/li1iHlTVEb

— Anushka Sharma (@AnushkaSharma)
December 13, 2017

The couple is hosting a grand reception in Delhi on December 21 and another one in Mumbai for their industry friends on December 26.

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Dec 142017
 

One of Bollywood’s most iconic villains, Prem Chopra talks about his success mantra as he completes 60 years in the movies today

One of Bollywood’s most iconic villains, Prem Chopra completes 60 years in the industry, today. The veteran will mark the milestone with a celebration at ISKCON auditorium in Juhu this evening, which will see Amitabh Bachchan, Jeetendra, Dharmendra and several other actors, including son-in-law Sharman Joshi, in attendance. At 82, Chopra says he still gets offers – his next, Udanchhoo, is slated to release next month. The senior actor describes his journey as “full of twists and turns laced with failures, setbacks and rewards.”

Prem Chopra
Prem Chopra

What kept him going, he reflects, was his determination. “I always wanted to be an actor even though my family had no connection with the film industry. My father was an IAS officer. When I decided to leave Shimla [his hometown] and move to Bombay in the late ’50s, my father warned me that I was opting for the most insecure profession.”

It wasn’t a red carpet welcome into the world of movies. Chopra began by balancing his Punjabi film assignments with a day job in the circulation department of a leading newspaper in Bombay. “I must have juggled at least 10-12 films with the job till it became impossible.”

Prem Chopra and Rishi Kapoor in Bobby
Prem Chopra and Rishi Kapoor in Bobby

After the initial struggle, it was the National Award-winning Punjabi film Chaudhary Karnail Singh (1960) that trained the spotlight on him. This was followed by the Hindi film, Hum Hindustani the same year, which had Sunil Dutt and Joy Mukherjee as co-actors. Initially eyeing positive roles, including that in Manoj Kumar’s award-winning Shaheed (1965), he later switched to negative roles when he realised that playing the baddie could keep him going for long. Chopra broke into the big league of baddies after the wild success of Teesri Manzil (1966).

Prem Chopra
Prem Chopra

When Raj Kapoor approached Chopra for Bobby (1971), he was already an established actor. Kapoor’s wife Krishna and Chopra’s wife Uma are sisters. “Initially, I had reservations about doing the film as it was not a big role, but Rajji insisted I do it. I later relented. This was the film that gave me my most iconic dialogue, ‘Prem naam hai mera, Prem Chopra.’ I would have regretted had I not done the film,” says Chopra of the role.

What set the veteran actor apart from his contemporaries was that he didn’t resort to theatrics to drive home the evil. “It was always pure acting,” he says. Chopra has seen several of his peers quit years ago. “But then, it was my goal to keep going. I worked hard, avoided politics and steered clear of controversies. This has been my success mantra.”

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Dec 142017
 

Actor Sidharth Malhotra has deleted his profile and cover picture from his Twitter and Instagram account. He has changed it to the colour black. He also posted a cryptic tweet along

Bollywood actor Sidharth Malhotra, who forayed into this world with Karan Johar’s ‘Student of The Year’, has posted a deceptive tweet. He has also deleted his profile and cover picture and changed into the colour black, which is usually done in the form of protest against something. His Instagram profile picture has also turned black. The tweet says that he is done. The ‘Gentleman’ actor wrote, “sorry iam done ! (sic)”

Sidharth Malhotra
Sidharth Malhotra. Picture Courtesy: Instagram/s1dofficial

sorry iam done !

— Sidharth Malhotra (@S1dharthM)
December 14, 2017

His Instagram status reads, “Off”

Sidharth Malhotra

Well, the actor has had decent releases in the past with ‘Baar Baar Dekho’, ‘A Gentleman’, ‘Ittefaq’ and the latest one geared up for release is ‘Aiyaary’ with Manoj Bajpayee. Post his film, ‘Ek Villain’ with Shraddha Kapoor, the actor has been struggling to deliver a super-hit film.  The actor is apparently dating actress Alia Bhatt. News of their break-up keeps popping in between but the alleged couple manages to shut their detractors with a joint appearance at a party.

We wonder what triggered this action by Sidharth?

Apart from films, the actor has also plans of joining the steadily growing league of actors wishing to drape the masses in their designs. The actor, we hear, is set to join Shahid Kapoor and Salman Khan in an attempt to revolutionise men’s fashion wear with his line of clothing and accessories. Sources close to Malhotra say that a last round of discussions with the actor are underway. “He will be collaborating with a noted e-commerce site to sell his pieces. Most of them are colourful attires and will be available in a variety of materials. He is sticking to creating casual and party wear as of now,” says the source, adding that the range will also include accessories like belts, sunglasses and cufflinks.

While the source says that an announcement on the line can be expected soon, Malhotra says the developments are in a nascent stage. He is eyeing a date in 2018 to confirm the plan. “It is in progress. I want to give people something stylish and reliable. I haven’t demarcated [the collection] yet,” he says. A pair of red-rimmed sunglasses that attracted attention when he made his debut in Student Of The Year (2012), is also piquing his interest. “I am planning to launch a brand of red sunglasses, inspired by my first look. Maybe within a year, you will see something coming in fashion or tech.”

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Dec 132017
 

Vidya Balan says with back-to- back box office disappointments post her wedding, she gave into the thinking that married female actors cannot deliver a hit, but the success of “Tumhari Sulu” has proved the theory wrong

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Vidya Balan says with back-to- back box office disappointments post her wedding, she gave into the thinking that married female actors cannot deliver a hit, but the success of “Tumhari Sulu” has proved the theory wrong.

Vidya says for someone like her, who considers acting as important as personal life, the praise the movie is receiving is a major confidence booster. In an interview with PTI, Vidya says, “There was a point I started believing that may be a married actress can’t score a hit. But the love ‘Tumhari Sulu’ is getting has proved it wrong. “The films, I did before this, were probably not successful in building the connect with the audience. It is a personal movement of glory for me. The actor part of me is as precious to me as a married woman part of me.”

The 38-year-old actor says the lesson she has learned from her past failures is “keep trying until you succeed”. “Success and failures are a part of life. Every day is not a Sunday. The only thing as an artiste I can do is keep moving forward, keep working hard and keep growing. The joy is in learning. Failures help me rise.” Vidya recently received the best actress award for her
performance as ‘Sulochana’ in the film. She says awards are always a big motivation for her and she never shies away from accepting that she enjoys winning. “Awards matter to me. And I have always been joking about it that ‘if you win, awards do matter to you’. I love when people appreciate my hard work and dedication. With ‘Tumhari Sulu’ the appreciation I am getting matters more. Recognition and acknowledge is always special for me.

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Dec 132017
 

Barka Bisht has been signed on as ambassador of a fitness brand. She wants to train working mothers to be fit. “I want to inspire working mums

Barka Bisht has been signed on as ambassador of a fitness brand. She wants to train working mothers to be fit. “I want to inspire working mums. We must focus on being fit, healthy and strong, not just beautiful. Women need to look at fitness as a lifestyle, not a seasonal fad,” she says.

Barka Bisht
Barka Bisht

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Dec 132017
 

Nikita Dutta, who features in the Zayed Khan-Vatsal Sheth-starrer Haasil, has a fetish for shoes

Nikita Dutta, who features in the Zayed Khan-Vatsal Sheth-starrer Haasil, has a fetish for shoes. As she plays a lawyer on the show, she sticks to black footwear. With hundreds of pairs of shoes, she could well be the small screen’s Imelda Marcos. The shoeaholic confesses that she has a thing for blingy pairs.

Nikita Dutta
Nikita Dutta

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Dec 132017
 

Smriti Kalra on getting intimate with two decades-older Sanjay Kapoor for Dil Sambhal Jaa Zara

Smriti Kalra’s latest offering has piqued the attention of both, viewers and her family members. At 30, on and off screen as well, Kalra is seen romancing her love interest, a man who is two decades older than her. That this lover is none other than television debutante Sanjay Kapoor makes this development even more interesting. But, for Kalra, “age is never a concern for lovers”. Shooting for intimate scenes with Kapoor, she says, is rendered comical, as they both burst into giggles.

Smriti Kalra
Smriti Kalra

Can you describe your experience of working with Sanjay Kapoor?
He is warm, and doesn’t carry the weight of his family’s lineage. He is comfortable to work with, and keeps the atmosphere on set normal. In fact, when we were doing our look test, he approached me first. I haven’t seen much of his work, but he has aged beautifully. When we began shooting, he’d worry about filming so many scenes in one day. Because, that’s not how a film is shot. Now, he is spontaneous.

Was it awkward to romance him?
Not at all. I am shy and start laughing when told to do a romantic scene. That, in a way, helps to break the ice too. I told him I was not comfortable [doing the scene], and was conscious too. But, he put me at ease. We shot the honeymoon sequence recently, and the moment we would look into each other’s eyes, we’d start laughing. I don’t feel awkward. Age is never a concern for lovers.

Were your parents apprehensive about your decision to do this role?
I don’t discuss my shows with them. They don’t understand the process. Initially, my father was not happy about my decision to do a show on Channel V. He wanted me to work for a mainstream channel. Now that I am doing so, he says he liked my role in that show, because this one has shades of grey. But they like the show. My parents accompanied me for the honeymoon sequence. Sitting behind the monitor, my father kept finding excuses to escape. He likes the show, but the content is too controversial for him. My mother loves it.

There is an opinion that you are selective about your roles.
Earning money is only one part of your life. In daily soaps, the role gets monotonous quickly. So, I look forward to doing shows that permit me to try different things. I don’t want to be part of shows that have me cry glycerine tears, or wear shocked expressions.

How did you utilise your time since your last show went off air in 2014?
I was studying clinical hypnosis. I bought a house and did the interiors. I also travelled.

There are reports that you are dating actor Shivin Narang. Even your mother seems to believe so.
No, we are not. I’ve seen him mature from the spoilt brat that he was. We are fond of one another, and he can get the credit for that warmth, since I never took the initiative to stay in touch. But, the spark and attraction that lovers share is not there between us. If I can fart in front of him, I can’t date him. We have no chemistry.

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Dec 132017
 

Emotions make us human and in this game of BB Lab, contestants have to do their best to mask their feelings. Today, the tables turn as Vikas, Shilpa, Luv and Arshi become robots while Hina, Priyank, Hiten and Akash take on the role of Karamchari

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Emotions make us human and in this game of BB Lab, contestants have to do their best to mask their feelings. Today, the tables turn as Vikas, Shilpa, Luv and Arshi become robots while Hina, Priyank, Hiten and Akash take on the role of Karamchari. Mad scientist and sanchalak Puneesh Sharma’s experiment on emotions in the laboratory will turn out to be a golden opportunity for the contestants to aptly convey their feelings for each other.

Known for being grounded and sorted, Hiten Tejwani today reveals a new side of his personality. In a bid to win the task, he dons the avatar of Arshi Khan. Mimicking her accurately, Robots Vikas, Shilpa and even Arshi appreciate his attempt of making them laugh.

priyank hina vikas

On day 2 of this ’emotional task’, karamchari Hina Khan and Priyank Sharma are set to plot out the perfect revenge against Robot Vikas. Masking their real grudges in the name of the task, they let out their hidden sentiments that have been bottled up until now. Hina very angrily tells Vikas that he is good to Shilpa only because he fears her and makes him aware that he lacks chivalry. Priyank then lashes out at Vikas saying that it was wrong of him to drag Benafsha and Divya in the game for the sake of winning the task.

How will Vikas react to these allegations?

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Dec 132017
 

Saif Ali Khan made a funny revelation at the launch of sister Soha Ali Khan’s book, ‘Perils of Being Moderately Famous’. The entire Pataudi family, along with husband, Kunal Kemmu were present there

Well, it’s not every day that you get to see the Pataudi family gathered all together under one roof. This iconic moment was witnessed at the maiden book launch of actress and now author, Soha Ali Khan. The book, ‘Perils of Being Moderately Famous’ is penned by the actress herself. To make the occasion a memorable one and extend their support to the Pataudi princess, the entire family from brother Saif Ali Khan, mother Sharmila Tagore, elder sister Saba Ali Khan, and husband-actor Kunal Kemmu to sister-in-law Kareena Kapoor Khan, were in attendance.

Soha Ali Khan book launch
Soha Ali Khan with her family at the book launch. 

Every member shared the stage with Soha but when it was brother Saif’s turn, he said that Soha is a very sweet and generous person. He also recalled a hilarious date of Soha Ali Khan, where she almost embarrassed herself by calling the date ‘boring’. Being the gentleman that Saif is, he first took a ‘go ahead’ from Soha.

“She had gone out for dinner once. It was before she had met Kunal (Kemmu) (I hope he doesn’t mind me for saying it). It was kind of a date. He was a really wealthy guy, a big industrialist… he was talking to Soha and Soha was really bored… I don’t know if she was already seeing Kunal at that time (Kareena and Soha cut in saying, ‘No’) She just went out to be polite. So, a friend messaged her to ask how was it (the date) going and Soha replied saying, ‘It’s boring’. Only she messaged the guy. And now this is Soha – She asks the guy for his phone, takes it, deletes the message, hands over the phone and carries on. That’s my sister, Soha.”

Watch video: First glimpse of Soha and Kunal’s daughter Inaaya Naumi Kemmu!

Soha tied the knot with long-time boyfriend Kunal Kemmu on January 25, 2015, and the couple was blessed with a baby girl on September 29, 2017, who they named Inaaya Naumi Kemmu.

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Dec 132017
 

Serbian model-actor Natasa Stankovic, who has shimmied in the Mehbooba track in Fukrey Returns, recently shot for a music video with Aksar 2 actor Gautam Rode

Serbian model-actor Natasa Stankovic, who has shimmied in the Mehbooba track in Fukrey Returns, recently shot for a music video with Aksar 2 actor Gautam Rode. The romantic track Sunyain has been rendered by Benny Dayal. Natasa also featured in the Dance Dance song in the Arjun Rampal-starrer Daddy.

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