Jan 062018
 

The actor is enjoying being a housewife. Forty-five-year-old Cameron Diaz, who was last seen on screen in 2014 film Annie, is said to have decided to take a step back from her career since marrying Madden in 2015

Cameron Diaz
Cameron Diaz

The actor is enjoying being a housewife. Forty-five-year-old Cameron Diaz, who was last seen on screen in 2014 film Annie, is said to have decided to take a step back from her career since marrying Madden in 2015.

“Cameron hasn’t wanted to work. She is enjoying being at home and a housewife,” a source informed. “She would love more than anything to be a mom. At this point, they would be happy with the miracle of one child. They aren’t thinking past the first one. They would love to have the chance to be parents,” the source added.

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Jan 062018
 

Mira Kapoor

Shah Rukh Khan often speaks about the pressure that star kids feel when subjected to paparazzi. Yesterday, Shahid Kapoor’s wife, Mira Kapoor expressed her discomfort when her daughter, Misha, was clicked when they went to a garden. Soon after the photos of Misha’s playtime went viral, Mira posted on Instagram, “Guys please be kind. Let kids enjoy their childhood and leave the photographing to the parents.”

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Dec 312017
 

Opportunity knocks, but once! Evicted in week 1 on disciplinary grounds, Priyank Sharma got the golden chance to enter the Bigg Boss 11 house as a Wild Card contestant

Priyank Sharma
Priyank Sharma

Opportunity knocks, but once! Evicted in week 1 on disciplinary grounds, Priyank Sharma got the golden chance to enter the Bigg Boss 11 house as a Wild Card contestant. After weeks of being safe from persistent nomination, this week Priyank found himself in the bottom 2 against Luv Tyagi. As the votes came pouring in, Salman Khan revealed that Priyank’s time in the ‘Bigg Boss 11’ house is, indeed, up!

Priyank started his ‘Bigg Boss’ journey as part of the celebrity clan, but found himself evicted in Week 1 itself. Upon re-entry in the house, Priyank caused a massive stir by speaking about the various on-goings of the outside world. After multiple warnings from Salman Khan himself, Priyank decided to focus on his own game and formed an alliance with Hina Khan and Luv Tyagi. Staying true to his friendship with now-evicted contestant Hiten Tejwani, Priyank sacrificed his hair and went bald in order to save Hiten from eviction nomination. As a sanchalak, Priyank played a fair game and ensured that all gharwale follow the rules laid down by Bigg Boss. He also showed off his dance skills as he choreographed a number on Akash’s rap song – Yeh Hai Bigg Boss! Given the rollercoaster ride of emotions within the house, the friendship between Vikas and Priyank saw many ups and downs, until the two, finally buried the hatchet and renewed their friendship.

On his second eviction, Priyank said, “My experience in Bigg Boss was simply amazing. This is a life lesson that one cannot find anywhere else. I learnt a lot, made a few mistakes and did a few good things – so it has been a rollercoaster ride. I’ve become a better version of myself after this show.”

Priyank Sharma hails from New Delhi and has previously been part of numerous reality TV shows. He hopes to continue in the field of entertainment and wants to try out acting in fiction shows and focus on dancing as well.

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Dec 302017
 

Yesterday, a snapshot of Saif Ali Khan, Kareena Kapoor and son Taimur, who are holidaying in Gstaad, Switzerland, went viral

Sushant Singh Rajput

Rumoured couple Sushant Singh Rajput and Kriti Sanon are throwing caution to the wind. The two are holidaying in Switzerland with pals, including filmmaker Dinesh Vijan. The actors have been sharing pictures from their vacation on Instagram. They will be ushering in 2018 on the Alps.

Saif Ali Khan

Yesterday, a snapshot of Saif Ali Khan, Kareena Kapoor and son Taimur, who are holidaying in Gstaad, Switzerland, went viral. Taimur seems to be enjoying the winter on a snow sledge. 

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Dec 192017
 

In his upcoming directorial venture “83”, which is based on India’s first Cricket World Cup win in 1983, filmmaker Kabir Khan says his attempt is to let Ranveer Singh adapt the persona of veteran cricketer Kapil Dev, yet retain his identity

In his upcoming directorial venture “83”, which is based on India’s first Cricket World Cup win in 1983, filmmaker Kabir Khan says his attempt is to let Ranveer Singh adapt the persona of veteran cricketer Kapil Dev, yet retain his identity.

Underdog India outclassed mighty West Indies by 43 runs in the final played at the Lord’s on June 25, 1983 to lift their maiden World Cup under Dev’s leadership. “Audience knows he is Ranveer and he is going to play the role of Kapil Dev in the film. Today, there is technology to make Ranveer look exactly like him, but that is not the attempt.

Ranveer Singh
Ranveer Singh

“He needs to get the persona of Dev and yet retain his identity as Ranveer. We want the audience to see and enjoy Ranveer playing Dev,” Kabir told PTI in an interview. He said Ranveer has already begun preparations for his role in the film.

“It is a simple brief to Ranveer. He just has to see Kapil Dev playing the game. The iconic body language of Kapil Dev, the way he used to bowl, bat. He (Dev) is monitoring it (training),” he added.

Kabir said the members of the 1983 World Cup team are set to supervise and coach the rest of the actors. Several members of the 1983 World Cup winning team, including manager Man Singh, were present at a function when the director announced the project.

The team members such as Roger Binny, K Srikkanth, Madan Lal, Yashpal Sharma, Balwinder Singh Sandhu and Sandeep Patil had narrated some anecdotes dating back to the historic day. Kabir added he would not need to take “cinematic liberities” during the filming as, “there is lot of material, we have hours and hours of sessions with the cricketers (the players), so it is a gold mine of material.”

The “Bajrangi Bhaijaan” helmer said the team would be majorly shot in London and they have the support of cricket authorities like the ICC and BCCI. “We will be shooting mostly in London, the whole story is what happened in London. We can’t shoot for seven-eight days at Lord’s, it is not possible. But we do have the permission in place to shoot there.

“The whole cricket community from all over the world, whether it is the ICC or BCCI is helping. It is such a celebratory story about cricket that any cricketing body would like to support it,” Kabir said. The makers are yet to rope in actors who would essay the role of other team members.

Casting director Mukesh Chhabra is currently busy scouting for talent. “We are casting not only for the Indian team but West Indies as well. We have to cast for Sir Viv Richards and all the greats. So, there will be lot of foreign actors.

“There is no leading lady as such in the normal way that we look at Indian cinema. It is a true story about a team, so obviously their wives will be there, they are central characters,” he said.

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Dec 192017
 

Bollywood actress Rani Mukerji who released the trailer of her film Hichki says a female actor’s calibre and box office worth should not be determined by her marital status

Actor Rani Mukerji says a female actor’s calibre and box office worth should not be determined by her marital status. Rani, 39, who gave critical and commercial success “Mardaani” post her marriage to filmmaker Aditya Chopra, is now gearing up for the release of her next “Hichki”, which marks her first after the birth of her daughter, Adira. The actor believes, for a secure future of married female actors, mindset of the society needs to change.

Rani Mukerji
Rani Mukerji

“… Times are changing. In the West, there has never been any discrimination. They don’t have any hichki (hiccups). Yes, over here we do have that… and it’ll go away if we work on it. It is in everybody’s mindset,” Rani said.

“If you see an actor and go watch her film without tagging her as a ‘woman who is married or has a kid’, you will just see the character and the actress who is playing it. But if you’re going to judge the actor on the basis of what’s going on in her personal life, these things will keep coming up. You have to come to the theatre sans these (hiccups). You have to see the actor for what is her worth in the cinema hall,” she added.

Rani was speaking at the trailer launch of “Hichki”, directed by Siddharth P Malhotra. The Yash Raj Films project is scheduled to be released on February 28.

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Dec 192017
 

Actor Sushant Singh Rajput finds actress Sonakshi Sinha’s self-made sketches ‘beautiful’. Sonakshi shared images of sketches made by her on which Sushant on Tuesday tweeted: “They’re so beautiful”

Actor Sushant Singh Rajput finds actress Sonakshi Sinha’s self-made sketches ‘beautiful’. Sonakshi shared images of sketches made by her on which Sushant on Tuesday tweeted: “They’re so beautiful”

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Representational Pic

Along with the images of three of her sketches, she posted: “I draw to find myself and lose myself at the same time. Sharing some of my sketches with you… art by Sonakshi, my meditation”.

A number of actors in the Hindi film industry have taken to different mediums as a source of meditation like superstar Salman Khan is known for painting, Akshay Kumar practices Tai Chi when he is not shooting.

Vidya Balan is good with poetry and mimicry when she is in the mood, Twinkle Khanna has become an author, Kangana Ranaut loves cooking, Ranveer Singh likes to rap, Dia is now a certified pottery enthusiast and Aamir Khan loves his chessboard.

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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

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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 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

hiten arshi drag

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 122017
 

Director Akshat Verma says Saif Ali Khan was the first choice for his directorial venture ‘Kaalakaandi’ but at one point the makers did approach Fawad Khan to play the same part

saif fawad

Director Akshat Verma says Saif Ali Khan was the first choice for his directorial venture “Kaalakaandi” but at one point the makers did approach Fawad Khan to play the same part. Akshat has revealed that when the film was with UTV, they were in talks with Fawad to play the role, which is now being played by Saif. “Fawad was supposed to be one of the actors we talked to when the project was with UTV. It was around 2013… He was going to play the role Saif plays. But ultimately everything happens for a reason and for the best. No one could have done the role better than Saif,” Akshat says in an interview with PTI.

“Kaalakaandi” chronicles the story of six characters from different worlds of Mumbai in a span of 12 hours and how the lives of complete strangers intersect. Interestingly, Akshat says his “instinct for Saif was right” as he had written the film initially keeping him in mind. “When I first messaged Saif, I didn’t get a reply from him. When I finally met him, it was almost two years to the date I had texted him, and I still have the message saved. “This time, he had read the script because Ashi (Dua, one of the producers) had sent it to him. He said ‘ok we are on’ in five minutes. So the time period was, on one hand two years and on the other, just five minutes to get Saif,” he adds. Akshat dived into the world of “Kaalakaandi” right after his big hit “Delhi Belly”, which he had written. He took nearly a year to write the script of “Kaalakaandi” but the project went through “a mad roller coaster ride.” “It is common knowledge that the film was earlier with UTV, we were about to shoot but four days before that the project was shut down. After that things fell apart, we had to put it together again.

Everything takes time,” he said. Both “Delhi Belly” and “Kaalakaandi” fall in the genre of dark comedy, which is rarely explored in Bollywood. When asked is it because his scripts are so unconventional that people don’t really understand his language and vision, Akshat says, “Often people say they enjoy the script, love it, but (it is) not enough to make it as a film. It is like breaking up with someone by saying ‘I love you but not enough to marry you.'” But can the waiting period be frustrating and the director says, “it is the most disappointing part”. “You feel that the time seems to move in six months chunk.

Suddenly you look up and the year has gone by, it seems you haven’t done anything. You have been trying, waiting, they (makers) read your script, get back to you, six months have gone by and then they say ‘no,'” he said. In this scenario–where a project is being delayed and people are not willing to back your vision– Akshat says the only way to keep himself motivated was by being “stubborn.” Produced by Cinestaan Film Company and Ashi Dua Sara of Flying Unicorn, the film stars Saif along with Deepak Dobriyal, Vijay Raaz, Kunaal Roy Kapoor, Sobhita Dhulipala, Akshay Oberoi, Isha Talwar, Shenaz Treasury, Shivam Patil, Amyra Dastur and Neil Bhoopalam. “Kaalakaandi” is scheduled to release on January 12 next year.

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