Aug 242017
 

aish+_anilAnil Kapoor and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan-starrer “Fanney Khan” will take up the cause of body shaming — which has become rampant across the world — in a huge way, says producer Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra.

“‘Fanney Khan’ is a beautiful father and daughter story. We have a new girl playing a 16-year-old daughter. It picks up the cause of a young girl in a big way. And you will see the film in many layers… It’s about her aspirations of getting popular.

“At the same time, it’s about the whole body shaming of a girl — most of the girls not just in India, but around the world go through… The male gaze thing or female gaze also… (which is) very scary,” Mehra told IANS over phone from Mumbai.

To be directed by Atul Manjrekar, the film has music by Amit Trivedi and lyrics by Irshad Kamil.

A first look into the film — as shared by Anil — earlier this year, saw him dressed dressed in a blingy golden jacket singing his heart way as a spotlight shone on him.

According to latest reports, R. Madhavan will also be a part of the project, which is also backed by KriArj Entertainment and

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Aug 212017
 

OMG! Aishwarya Rai Bachchan had agreed to work with Salman Khan on this one conditionSalman Khan and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan

Bollywood actress Aishwarya Rai Bachchan had reportedly agreed to work with her ex-boyfriend and Bollywood superstar Salman Khan in Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s ‘Padmavati’ which now stars Deepika Padukone, Ranveer Singh and Shahid Kapoor.

Sanjay Leela Bhansali apparently wrote ‘Padmavati’ script keeping Salman Khan and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan in mind. But just like ‘Bajirao Mastani’, he couldn’t make it work as the two had an ugly break-up.

Now, according to Rajeev Masand’s column in Open Magazine, SLB had approached Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Salman Khan for ‘Padmavati’ after they parted ways. According to the report, Aishwarya had almost agreed to work with Salman, but on one condition.

The twist was she was ready to work with Salman Khan only if he played the role of Alauddin Khilji, the antagonist in the film. This way, they wouldn’t share any scenes together.

The report stated that Salman Khan refused to agree to this condition. Salman Khan was interested to recreate the magic of ‘Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam’ with Aishwarya Rai Bachchan. But he wasn’t keen on doing ‘Padmavati‘ without having any scene with Ash.

Sanjay Leela Bhansali has now cast Deepika Padukone as Padmavati, her rumoured boyfriend Ranveer Singh as Alauddin Khilji and Shahid Kapoor as Deepika’s husband Raja Rawal Ratan Singh.

‘Padmavati’ is slated to release on November 11 this year.

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Aug 132017
 

Some people are born to shine & Aishwarya Rai Bachchan is one of those. Ever since she became Miss World, the gorgeous diva has just grown to fame with every passing day.

The actress is often in news for her style trends. Remember her making a stunning entry at Cannes Film Festival? Well, she totally owns the red carpet every time she walks on it. Everyone just has their eyes on her.

Cannes Beauty #AishwaryaRai 📸: #CannesFilmFestival 2017

A post shared by Aishwarya Rai Bachchan (@aishwaryanet) on Aug 10, 2017 at 9:50pm PDT

And here she is again, all over the news for another right act. Aishwarya Rai Bachchan has become the first woman to hoist an Indian flag at the Indian Film Festival of Melbourne (IIFM). The beauty did it with utmost grace and was spotted with her daughter in the event. Wouldn’t be wrong to say, both the Bachchan ladies totally rocked it!

Bae ��� #AishwaryaAtIFFM #AishwaryaRaiBachchan #IFFM2017 #IFFM #AishwaryaRai #iconic #Melbourne #Australia my #themostbeautifulgirlintheworld #Loreal #LorealParis #themostbeautifulwomanintheworld #missworld #mostbeautifuleyes #beauty #beautygoals #goals #lifegoals #beautyqueen #makeup #makeupgoals #hairporn #hairgoals #lorealista #bestactress #bollywood #hollywood #india #sexy

A post shared by R.L (@aishwarya_raifan) on Aug 11, 2017 at 8:58pm PDT

The actress looked breathtakingly beautiful in her white and light blue floor length anarkali, while Aradhya was also seen in Indian attire. Like mother, like daughter.

[NEW] #AishwaryaRaiBachchan at the Indian Film Festival of Melbourne #IFFM2017 🇮🇳🇦🇺

A post shared by Aishwarya Rai Bachchan (@aishwaryanet) on Aug 11, 2017 at 9:02pm PDT

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and her darling daughter, Aaaradhya spread love in Melbourne at @FedSquare pic.twitter.com/r7SlXIoIjk

— #IFFM (@IFFMelb) August 12, 2017

The official handle of IFFM posted a picture on Twitter with a caption that read, “Aishwarya Rai Bachchan hoists the Indian national flag at @FedSquare celebrating the 70th yrs of Indian independence.”

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan hoists the Indian national flag at @FedSquare celebrating the 70th yr of Indian independence pic.twitter.com/ijGb3GtiFO

— #IFFM (@IFFMelb) August 12, 2017

. Aish with aaradhya Flying Indian Flag in #iffm �💋 . . #aishwaryarai #aishwaryaraibachchan #queenofbollywood #bollywood #aaradhyabachchan #awards

A post shared by Aishwarya Rai News (@aishwaryarai.news) on Aug 11, 2017 at 11:21pm PDT

She even expressed her gratitude to get this honour and said, “Thank you so much Melbourne, thank you everyone for giving us such a moment of pride and happiness with so much love and warmth. Celebrating our 70th Independence Day will forever be such a beautiful memory for me and my dearest Aaradhya.”

. Aish With Aaradhya �💋 . . #aishwaryarai #aishwaryaraibachchan #thequeen #bollywood #bollywoodactress #myqueen #aaradhyabachchan

A post shared by Aishwarya Rai News (@aishwaryarai.news) on Aug 11, 2017 at 11:12pm PDT

 

NEW PHOTO! Gorgeous Aishwarya today in the morning in #Melbourne to celebrate India Independence Day!!!! �������� #aishwaryaraibachchan #aishwaryarai

A post shared by Aishwarya Rai Bachchan (@aishwariaraibachchan) on Aug 11, 2017 at 11:42pm PDT

In fact, she also took selfies with her fans and won everyone’s hearts once again!

NEW :Aishwarya hoists the Indian national flag at @FedSquare celebrating the 70th yr of Indian independence #IFFM2017 Pic by :@paul_dowsley . . #aishwaryaraibachchan #aishwaryarai #aishwarya #cannes2017 #bestofbollywood #instabollywood #queenofbollywood #bollywoodactress #bollyqueen #zeeaishwaryarai #weloveaishwarya

A post shared by Aishwarya Rai Bachchan ~ ZEE (@zeeaishwaryarai) on Aug 11, 2017 at 9:43pm PDT

 

OH GOD! SHE’S TOO CUTE AND HUMBLE…😭😭😭 #AishwaryaAtIFFM #AishwaryaRaiBachchan #IFFM2017 #IFFM #AishwaryaRai #iconic #Melbourne #Australia #themostbeautifulgirlintheworld #Loreal #LorealParis #themostbeautifulwomanintheworld #missworld #mostbeautifuleyes #beauty #beautygoals #goals #lifegoals #beautyqueen #makeup #makeupgoals #hairporn #hairgoals #lorealista #bestactress #bollywood #hollywood #india #sexy #fans

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Aish and daughter Aaradhya are in Melbourne and proudly hoisted the Indian flag at the Indian Film Festival 💪💪 Little Aaradhya looking cute no?? ���� @voompla Inquiries 👉 @ppbakshi . #voompla #aishwaryaraibachchan #aaradhyabachchan #aaradhya #aishwarya #bollywood #bollywoodactress #aishwaryarai #aishwarya #abhishekbachchan #melbourne #melbournecity #melbournediaries #melbourneevents #indianfilmfestival #indianfilmfestivalmelbourne #motherdaughtertime #motherdaughtergoals #motherdaughtermoment #motherdaughtermoments #amitabhbachchan #beautyqueen #missindia #bachchan #desifashion #indianlook #desilook

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The actress later was also seen with Simi Garewal. That’s two enchanting ladies together.

. Aishwarya rai with #simigarewal in #iffm â?¤ . . #aishwaryarai #aishwaryaraibachchan #thequeen #bollywood

A post shared by Aishwarya Rai News (@aishwaryarai.news) on Aug 11, 2017 at 11:08pm PDT

Is there anything that this diva can’t do? Well, we doubt that! But we are truly proud of her. Kudos Aish!

@aishwaryarai #AishwaryaRaiBachchan #aishwaryarai salutes the Flag of #India after raising it in #melbourne today. @theagephoto

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Jul 202017
 

deepikapadukoneActress Deepika Padukone says she is honoured to be a part of the Academy of Motion Picture of Arts & Sciences for its “Class of 2017”.
“Honoured to be a new Academy member. Class of 2017,” Deepika tweeted on Wednesday.

Deepika made her debut in Hollywood with “xXx: Return of Xander Cage” earlier this year.

Last month, the Academy invited a record 744 members from 57 countries to its governing body, surpassing the 683 invitations issued in 2016.

Indian actors like Amitabh Bachchan, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Aamir Khan and Priyanka Chopra were also mentioned in the list.

The Academy was under pressure to diversify its membership for several years, the criticism reaching a crescendo in 2015, when all 20 acting nominees were white, starting the #OscarsSoWhite controversy. The Academy is doing damage control since then.

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May 192017
 

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan stepped out in a Russian label, Yanina Couture, yesterdayAishwarya Rai Bachchan stepped out in a Russian label, Yanina Couture, yesterday

Hungarian director Kornel Mundruczo follows up his film, White God screened in Un Certain Regard two years ago, with his competition entry, Jupiter’s Moon. He turns a Syrian refugee drama into an action thriller adding elements of magic realism.

The film, mostly shot with hand-held camera is visceral as was his previous film. The film sends out one clear message, as in the case of Vanessa Redgrave’s Sea Sorrow – the world, especially Europe is struggling to grapple with the looming refugee crisis.

Andrey Zvyacintsev delivers a poignant portrayal of a middle class Russian family in which the parents neither have time nor care for their young son, who yearns for love and attention.

The stark drama, beautifully shot, mostly in gloomy and stark surroundings, effectively provides a sad canvas for the entire film. Only the fruitless search for the missing boy through the jungle and urban apartments appears to continue on screen longer than necessary. India might have been left with a short film and a project in Cannes selections. But FICCI, the Federation of Chambers of Commerce and Industry, the organisers of the annual Frames in Mumbai, has decided to take a shot at facilitating B2B meetings in Cannes for Indian companies. In an initiative funded by the Services Export Promotion Council (SEPC) of the Ministry of Commerce and Industry, FICCI has set up shop in Cannes offering table space to Indian companies to meet their foreign counterparts. This is the first time India is providing such an opportunity to small and medium Indian companies in five-star surroundings.

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Mili Regev

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Two weeks after UNESCO voted to disavow Israeli sovereignty in Jerusalem, Mili Regev, Israel’s Culture Minister walked the red carpet at Cannes wearing a full-skirted A-line dress decorated with a bold print of the city’s walls rising from the hem. It was a political statement, she said, “This year we are celebrating 50 years since the liberation and reunification of Jerusalem. I am proud to celebrate this historic date through art and fashion.”

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May 192017
 

Aishwarya proves she's style goddess with dreamy outfit for Cannes 2017 red carpetAishwarya proves she’s style goddess with dreamy outfit for Cannes 2017 red carpet

Bollywood actress Aishwarya Rai Bachchan’s look for Cannes 2017 red carpet is out and the former beauty queen looks mesmerising. Aish has had a love-hate relationship with Cannes Film Festival, but this time around she looks drop-dead gorgeous in that dreamy gown.

Aishwarya proves she's style goddess with dreamy outfit for Cannes 2017 red carpet
Aishwarya proves she’s style goddess with dreamy outfit for Cannes 2017 red carpet

She looks stunning in the off-shoulder gown by Filipino designer Michael Cinco that has a plunging neckline and cinches at the waist before flowing into a perfect ballroom dress. 

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Aishwarya Rai Bachchan’s second look at Cannes 2017

Aishwarya’s second look at Cannes 2017 wasl also mesmerising.

The former beauty queen is also kicking up a storm with BFF Eva Longoria on Day 3 at the Cannes Film Festival.

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan
Aishwarya Rai Bachchan’s second look at Cannes 2017

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Eva Longoria
Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Eva Longoria

Earlier in the day, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan was seen in a green dress with a plunging neckline. 

Cannes 2017: Aishwarya Rai Bachchan's first look will take your breath away
Aishwarya Rai Bachchan gears up for her red carpet appearance at Cannes 2017. Pic/@LOrealParisIn Twitter account

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan looked ethereal in a Yanina Couture ensemble. She was sporting the L’Oréal Paris True Match Lumi Powder Highlighter in Rose and the Tint Caresse in Rose Blossom blended with Orchid Blossom on her lips. For her eyes, she applied the La Palette Nude in Rose, Superliner Black Lacquer and the Volume Million Lashes Mascara.

Cannes 2017: Aishwarya Rai Bachchan's first look will take your breath away

Cannes 2017: Aishwarya Rai Bachchan's first look will take your breath away

Sun, sand and our queen in Cannes! What more can we ask for ðÂÂÂÂÂÂ?ÂÂÂÂÂÂ? #AishwaryaRaiBachchan#LifeAtCannes#CannesQueen#AishwaryaAtCannespic.twitter.com/yWDL1GdROH

— L’Oréal Paris India (@LOrealParisIn) May 19, 2017

When you are as beautiful as the place you are at! ❤ï¸Â #LifeAtCannes#AishwaryaAtCannes#CannesFilmFestival#Cannes2017pic.twitter.com/Fd5h9YHpqS

— L’Oréal Paris India (@LOrealParisIn) May 19, 2017

#AishwaryaRaiBachchan looks ravishing in this stunning piece by #YaninaCouture#LifeAtCannes#CannesQueenpic.twitter.com/WS1lo5oG1N

— L’Oréal Paris India (@LOrealParisIn) May 19, 2017

Goddess in green! ðÂÂÂ?ÂÂÂ? #LifeAtCannes#CannesQueen#AishwaryaAtCannespic.twitter.com/eecGGTIw7u

— L’Oréal Paris India (@LOrealParisIn) May 19, 2017

Spellbound! Isn’t she mesmerizing? #AishwaryaRaiBachchan#LifeAtCannes#CannesQueenpic.twitter.com/EZ0LADaNQz

— L’Oréal Paris India (@LOrealParisIn) May 19, 2017

When you have to take a moment and look at the view ðÂÂÂ?ÂÂÂ? #CannesQueen#LifeAtCannes#AishwaryaAtCannespic.twitter.com/SRn0tFD6HD

— L’Oréal Paris India (@LOrealParisIn) May 19, 2017

Sungazing with #AishwaryaRaiBachchan#LifeAtCannes#CannesQueenpic.twitter.com/SHKEwjpcJS

— L’Oréal Paris India (@LOrealParisIn) May 19, 2017

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Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, who first went to the Cannes Film Festival with ‘Devdas’ back in 2002, will be presenting the Sanjay Leela Bhansali film again at the upcoming 70th edition of the fest. 

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan will be walking the red carpet as the brand ambassador on May 19-20.

Recounting her first experience at the fest, Aishwarya said, “We attended the festival not just as artistes but as proud representatives of Indian cinema, and showcasing a film that meant so much to us. The kind of reception we got for the movie was truly overwhelming and I will cherish it all my life.”

Meanwhile, ‘Neerja’ actress Sonam Kapoor will be making her Cannes red carpet appearance on May 21-22.

Cannes 2017: Indian celebs to watch out for at the film festival
Cannes 2017: Indian celebs to watch out for at the film festival

‘Bajirao Mastani’ actress Deepika Padukone made her red carpet debut on May 17. She let her hair loose – literally – as she stepped out in a jewel-toned maroon creation by Marchesa Notte for her red carpet appearance at the opening ceremony of the Cannes Film Festival on Wednesday. She walked before the screening of French director Arnaud Desplechin’s “Les Fantomes d’Ismael”.

With her tresses left open, she looked exquisite as she exuded confidence and elan in her one-shoulder floor-sweeping dress. The intricate embroidery lent a traditional touch to the ensemble, while the layering in tulle gave her a sensual look.

Cannes 2017: Deepika Padukone makes dazzling debut on red carpet

She teamed it up with Jimmy Choo heels and De Grisogono jewellery — danglers in her ears and a cocktail ring which stood out. Adding a dash of edgy glamour to her look, Deepika sported a bold Plum Blossom lip colour and her eyes were done up with eyeliner and mascara.

Deepika Padukone, who has an impressive filmography in Indian cinema with titles like “Bajirao Mastani” and “Piku”, won her claim to fame in the international world with “xXx: Return of Xander Cage” earlier this year.

Cannes 2017: Deepika Padukone’s new look will leave you spellbound
Cannes 2017: Deepika Padukone's new look will leave you spellbound

Deepika made yet another appearance at the gala on Thursday.

Indian actress Deepika Padukone’s second red carpet appearance at the Cannes Film Festival here saw her make a bold statement with smoky eyes in antique green, matched with a bottle green gown which had a thigh-high slit to add the oomph.

Cannes 2017: Deepika Padukone goes bold with thigh-high slit gown
Cannes 2017: Deepika Padukone goes bold with thigh-high slit gown

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May 062017
 

For every soul in Iraq it’s not just a moment of great pride; it is also a moment to rejoice and see a brighter side; a little glimmer of hope in the darkness. That’s what Shaima Qasim Abdul Rahman stands for. It’s been a while since Iraq chose a beautiful woman to represent them internationally and so, after 1972, for the first time, the country now has a Miss Iraq in Shaima Qasim Abdul Rahman. The young woman who hails from the multi-ethnic city of Kirkuk, was first crowned in 2015, when she was all of 20. A graduate in business administration, today, Rahman is all set to represent Iraq on a global level, as Miss Iraq. 

Meet Iraq’s First Beauty Queen After 43 Years. She’s An Angel In A War-Torn LandYouTube

“I want to prove that the Iraqi woman has her own existence in society, she has her rights like men,” she said in an interview to NBC News, right after the Miss Universe Pageant. “Women in Iraq enjoyed a positive history – we had the first female minister in the fifties last century. Many women positively influenced the political, social, scientific and artistic history and life of Iraq. Due to political regimes and wars of the last few decades, women’s role decreased. We hope we can increase positive participation by women at all levels now.” 

Meet Iraq’s First Beauty Queen After 43 Years. She’s An Angel In A War-Torn LandNBC News

Rahman had even received threats from ISIS militants demanding that she may join their ranks or be kidnapped, instead. She also mentioned her desire to visit India which she describes as a land of wisdom, and to meet our very own Aishwarya Rai Bachchan. Kudos to your endeavours. We’re waiting for you to visit, Shaima Qasim Abdul Rahman. We’d like to be graced by your beauty, too!

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Apr 202017
 

Abhishek Bachchan with wife Aishwarya Rai. Inset: Karan JoharAbhishek Bachchan with wife Aishwarya Rai. Inset: Karan Johar

Filmmaker Karan Johar has congratulated actors Abhishek Bachchan and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan for completing ten years of marital bliss.

Karan on Thursday shared few photographs of Abhishek and Aishwarya and captioned it: ” Congratulations Abhishek Bachchan on 10 beautiful years…how time flies! Still remember the sangeet performances!Aishwarya Rai Bachchan”.

Congratulations @juniorbachchan on 10 beautiful years…how time flies! Still remember the sangeet performances!!! #AishwaryaRaiBachchanpic.twitter.com/S2R9QZsQ9z

— Karan Johar (@karanjohar) 20 April 2017

The couple got married on April 20, 2007. The wedding took place in a private ceremony at the Bachchan residence, Prateeksha, in Juhu, here. They have been blessed with daughter Aaradhya

Aishwarya and Abhishek have collaborated with Karan in films like “Ae Dil Hai Mushkil” and “Kabhi Alvida Na Kehna”.

In other news, Karan became a father of twins — Roohi and Yashi — via surrogacy. Karan on March 29 took home his children after they spent over seven weeks in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) of a hospital here.

Karan’s daughter has been named Roohi – a rearrangement of Karan’s mother’s name Hiroo — and the son Yash – on Karan’s late father’s name.

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Mar 202017
 

Deepika PadukoneDeepika Padukone

Casual whispers about Deepika Padukone collaborating with a cosmetic brand have now been made official.

The French line already has A-listers, including Sonam Kapoor and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, on board. As the brand ambassador, Dippy will attend the annual Cannes Film Festival in May 2017.

Though there was chatter about her replacing Katrina Kaif, who was previously the face of the brand, it was later reported that Kat parted ways to launch her own retail venture.

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Mar 182017
 

Aishwarya Rai BachchanAishwarya Rai Bachchan with father Krishnaraj Rai

Bollywood actress Aishwarya Rai Bachchan’s father Krishnaraj Rai has who was in a critical condition passed away on Saturday at around 4 pm in Mumbai.

Krishnaraj Rai was admitted to Lilavati Hospital and was moved to the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) after being hospitalised. 

“Aishwarya’s father Krishnaraj Rai passed away at the Lilavati Hospital in suburban Bandra,” the publicist of the actress said.

Megastar Amitabh Bachchan, Jaya Bachchan, Sikandar Kher among others had earlier visited him in the hospital.

Krishnaraj Rai is survived by his wife Vrinda, son Aditya Rai and daughter Aishwarya Rai Bachchan.

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