Nov 292017
 

Trideviyaan and Sasural Simar Ka actor Shalini Sahuta was in London when an altercation between two men triggered mass panic, leading to people fleeing Oxford Circus station recently

Trideviyaan and Sasural Simar Ka actor Shalini Sahuta was in London when an altercation between two men triggered mass panic, leading to people fleeing Oxford Circus station recently. She says, “I was at a clothing store across the tube station. Suddenly people started running and screaming. Everyone was making their way to the fitting rooms. There were some noises, which people assumed were gunshots. We were := of us hiding in a trial room. Crying and trembling, we could hear a man screaming.

Shalini Sahuta
Shalini Sahuta

After about 30 minutes, the security folk helped us get out from a fire exit. I took shelter in a pub as the tube station was shut.” The scary encounter has made Shalini value life and live every moment to the fullest.

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Oct 222017
 

Ace filmmaker Shekhar Kapur turned model for his daughter Kaveri, who tried her hand at make-up by experimenting with eye glitter on him.

Kapur took to Twitter on Saturday to share a photograph of himself with eye glitter.

My daughter Kaveri experimenting with eye glitter eye makeup. Using me as a model! Something’s not quite working, right ? At home in London pic.twitter.com/Nm9vuPZC5z

— Shekhar Kapur (@shekharkapur) October 20, 2017

“My daughter Kaveri experimenting with eye glitter eye makeup. Using me as a model! Something’s not quite working, right? At home in London,” Kapur wrote alongside the image.

Kaveri is Kapur and his former wife and singer-actress Suchitra Krishnamoorthi’s daughter.

Meanwhile, in a chat with fans on the micro-blogging site, Kapur said that he was scared of directing 1994 film “Bandit Queen”.

“There’s always a movie in a director’s life that he/she is scared of. Because you don’t think you could ever better it. ‘Bandit Queen’ is mine,” he wrote

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Oct 142017
 

Bipasha Basu Singh Grover is accompanying husband Karan Singh Grover for the shoot of Ankush Bhatt’s Firrke.


Bipasha Basu Singh Grover

She is not part of the film, but has been hanging out with the cast and crew in London, where the unit is shooting. The social media account of ‘Firrke’ team members have Bips posing with them in snapshots. Once a star, always a star.


Karan Singh Grover

Here are few images Bipasha shared on her Instagram account:

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Oct 122017
 

Bollywood superstar Amitabh Bachchan celebrated his 75th birthday with family in Maldives on Wednesday. His son Abhishek Bachchan took to Instagram to share the first picture from the intimate bash and wrote, “75 and still stylin !!! Happy birthday Pa (sic)”

Abhishek Bachchan shares first photo from Amitabh Bachchan's 75th birthday bash
Abhishek Bachchan shared this photo from Amitabh Bachchan’s 75th birthday bash. Pic/Abhishek Bachchan’s Instagram account

Away from the flashbulbs and legion of die-hard fans, the megastar celebrated his 75th birthday at the beach destination. The Bachchan clan left for Maldives on Tuesday morning. The celebratory mood had set in right at the airport, as Bachchan was spotted joking away with daughter Shweta, and Navya.

Aishwarya, Aaradhya and the superstar were seen onboard a passenger bus at the Male International Airport in Maldives, along with Jaya and Abhishek. However, Bachchan’s 16-year-old grandson Agastya was missing in action. The teenager, who is studying at Sevenoaks School in London, had to give the family holiday a miss due to his ongoing semester.

They are staying at the luxury resort, One & Only Reethi Rah in Kaafu Atoll, a family favourite — they had stayed at the same address during Abhishek’s birthday last year as well. The resort boasts of 12 beaches and each island houses one villa, offering complete privacy to its visitors.

mid-day learnt that Abhishek, Aishwarya and Shweta arranged a special midnight bash to bring in the patriarch’s birthday.

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Oct 032017
 

Urvashi Rautela is shooting for Vishal Pandya’s Hate Story 4 in London. The Sanam Re (2016) actor claims she has wrapped up the shoot before time with her one-take shots. The unit has not only saved on time, but also costs. Hope co-star Karan Wahi has completed his part too.

Urvashi Rautela
Urvashi Rautela

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Oct 032017
 

The latest actor to join the social media bandwagon is Kay Kay Menon. He has joined Instagram, Facebook and Twitter. His handle is kaykaymenon02.

Kay Kay Menon
Kay Kay Menon

The talented actor will next be seen in Kushal Srivastava’s Vodka Diaries, which has Raima Sen and Mandira Bedi as co-actors. He also recently shot for Ankush Bhatt’s Firrke in London.

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Sep 192017
 

Sakshi Chopra, the great-granddaughter of late Ramanand Sagar is the hottest sensation on Instagram. She has received formal training at London’s prestigious ‘Trinity College’ and has been performing at gigs and does a special version of ‘Feeling Good’ by Nina Simone.

Her latest post shows her posing topless and then she has used the ‘pizza emojis’ quite creatively. This is not the first time that the 19-year-old has posed topless. She regularly posts topless pics and lingerie pics. She is one of the most talked about and socially followed youngster in B’Town.

READ MORE: Ramanand Sagar’s kin, Sakshi Chopra an Insta sensation

She had earlier been in the news for having a spat with Pooja Bedi’s daughter Alia Furniturewalla at a nightclub.

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Sep 032017
 

Set to be the first woman to be a full-time Defence Minister in India, Nirmala Sitharaman’s journey in the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) started as a spokesperson, and grew in rank soon with her speaking style and debating skills.

On Sunday, Sitharaman became India’s second woman Defence Minister and the first woman to take charge of this key ministry full time. Then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi had held the Defence portfolio twice – from December 1 to December 21 in 1975, and January 14, 1980 to January 15, 1982.

“Somebody who has come from a small town, grown into the party with all the support of the leadership, and if given such responsibility, it just makes you feel sometimes that cosmic grace is there. Otherwise it is impossible,” Sitharaman told reporters here after taking oath as a Union Minister.

An economist by education, Sitharaman will take charge of the crucial ministry at a time when tension continues along India’s borders with Pakistan and China, and the government is undertaking major reforms in the ministry and forces, and has ambitious plans to increase defence manufacturing under its flagship ‘Make in India’ policy. Born in the temple town of Madurai in Tamil Nadu in 1959, Sitharaman has humble roots. Her father worked in the Railways, and her childhood was spent in different parts of the state due to her father’s transferable job. According to those close to the minister, her mother, a homemaker, had love for books, which instilled a love for reading in Sitharaman as well.

After finishing her graduation in Economics from Seethaiakshmi Ramaswamy College in Tiruchirapalli, Sitharaman did a Masters and M.Phil in Economics from the premier Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) in Delhi. She then worked in the Agricultural Engineers Association, UK in London, Senior Manager, Research and Analysis with PricewaterhouseCoopers, also in London and briefly with the BBC World Service. After coming back to India, Sitharaman served as a Deputy Director of the Centre for Public Policy Studies at Hyderabad. She also started a school in Hyderabad, and was a member of the National Commission for Women from 2003-2005.

In 2008, Sitharaman joined Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) and was made a member of the National Executive and became a national spokesperson of the party in 2010. As a spokesperson of the main opposition party at that time, Sitharaman, with her clear command of issues and straight approach, came in the limelight soon.

When the BJP came in power in 2014, Sitharaman was inducted into the ministry, serving as Minister of State for Finance and Corporate Affairs and then held charge of Commerce and Industry Ministry as Minister of State (Independent Charge). Sitharaman is married to Parakala Prabhakar, an alumnus of Jawaharlal Nehru University and London School of Economics, and the couple has a daughter.

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Aug 252017
 

Neil Nitin Mukesh and Rukmini Sahay

Bollywood actor Neil Nitin Mukesh will be celebrating his first Ganpati with his beau Rukmini this year at his residence and his family is going the extra mile to ensure it’s a memorable one.

The theme for the family’s 23rd Ganpati will be based on the deities Krishna and Rukmini with Rasleela coming to life this year.

As part of a traditional ceremony, Neil will make Rukmini wear an anklet right after the Ganpati Pooja that was given by the family’s spiritual consultant a few years ago to Neil’s mother Nishi Mukesh for her to-be daughter-in-law.

After the first few days of Ganesh Chaturthi, Neil will also be taking his first honeymoon with Rukmini to London and the couple will be gone for a whole five weeks.

While Neil will be working for the first three weeks on his next film ‘Firrkie’, the remaining two weeks will be devoted to his wife.

Neil Nitin Mukesh states, ‘My mother always desired of a Radharani theme for Ganpati since she is a devout Krishna follower so this year her long lasting desire has been fulfilled. It’s been exactly one year since I met Rukmini and Bappa truly fulfilled my heart’s desire. I clearly remember it was the first day of Ganpati last year when I met Rukmini and the minute she told me her name I was convinced that she was the one for me.’

Speaking about his honeymoon, he states, ‘This year however I won’t be there for the full 10 days as I am off on a working honeymoon with Rukmini. She quite enjoys coming to the sets as that’s the only way we get to spend time with each other and she’s quite the hands on wife. Ever since I got married I’ve just been busy with work and Rukmini deserves my complete attention so I will be exctending my trip in London since London is her favourite holiday destination.’

On the professional front, Neil is busy with films including ‘Saaho’, ‘Golmaal Again’ and ‘Firrkie’.

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