Feb 122018
 

Varun Dhawan and Anushka Sharma transform themselves for Sui Dhaaga – a film that is set in Indiaâ??s heartland

Varun Dhawan and Anushka Sharma
Varun Dhawan and Anushka Sharma

If this picture from the sets of Sui Dhaaga: Made In India is any indication, Varun Dhawan and Anushka Sharmahave seamlessly slipped into the parts of heartland characters for the Sharat Katariya-directed movie. The film, which goes on floors tomorrow, sees Dhawan playing a tailor named Mauji and Sharma essaying the role of Mamta, who makes a living by embroidering clothes. Their looks are bound to be a talking point given how authentic they have stayed to the milieu of the film.

A film about finding love and respect through self-reliance, Varun and Anushka starrer Sui Dhaaga – Made in India is a heart-warming story that is rooted in the Indian milieu and celebrates the spirit of self-reliance. The film’s plot is inspired by the hugely acclaimed Make In India campaign.

Both champion actors, Varun and Anushka have been paired for the first time and are definitely the most-awaited on-screen jodis of 2018. The National Award-winning, dream-team of director Sharat Kataria and producer Maneesh Sharma seem to have taken the bar of perfectionism several notches higher with the looks they have crafted for their leading actors.

Yash Raj Films’ entertainer Sui Dhaaga – Made in India is set to release on September 28 this year, right before Gandhi Jayanti. Varun plays the role of a tailor and Anushka plays an embroiderer in the film.

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Jan 312018
 

Varun Dhawan shared a video in which he is seen seeking Mahatma Gandhi’s blessings for Sui Dhaaga

Varun Dhawan
Varun Dhawan

Varun Dhawan, whose wax statue was unveiled at Madame Tussauds, Hong Kong, yesterday, shared a video in which he is seen seeking Mahatma Gandhi’s blessings for his upcoming film, Sui Dhaaga. He captioned it, “#madeinindia #suidhaaga. Got the most important blessings before I start this important film @anushkasharma (sic).”

Meanwhile, a picture of Anushka Sharma from the set of the film surfaced on Instagram. The actor is seen in a blue printed sari with her hair tied in a loose bun. The film is scheduled to release on Gandhi Jayanti (October 2).

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Dec 292017
 

Varun Dhawan and Shraddha Kapoor, who starred together in the 2015 film ABCD 2, will share screen space again in the song, High Rated Gabru, from the upcoming movie Nawabzaade

Varun Dhawan

Varun Dhawan

Varun Dhawan and Shraddha Kapoor, who starred together in the 2015 film ABCD 2, will share screen space again in the song, High Rated Gabru, from the upcoming movie Nawabzaade.

Dhawan took to Twitter to reveal: “High rated gabru’ back in 2018 Remo D’souza. T-Series, Guru Randhawa. Also back with this girl Shraddha Kapoor (sic).”

Shraddha Kapoor

The song is sung by Guru Randhawa, and choreographed by Remo D’souza. D’souza, who had directed the two actors in ABCD 2, tweeted: “Yes we back, this time for ‘Nawabzaade’. Raghav Juyal, Punit Pathak (sic).”

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Dec 242017
 

Shah Rukh Khan, like last year, has topped Twitter’s most talked about celebrity list. Among the ladies, Deepika Padukone has topped the list, replacing last year’s winner Priyanka Chopra

Varun Dhawan had a great 2017, with both his releases, ‘Badrinath Ki Dulhania’ and Judwaa 2, ruling the box office. While the actor has been collecting gongs at award galas, he has also been honoured on social media. According to Twitter India’s annual ranking list, the ‘Badlapur’ actor is the favourite Gen Next star for the second time in a row.

Varun Dhawan
Varun Dhawan

The elated actor says, “It feels great that people are talking good things about me. Twitter is a fun place if you don’t take it seriously, and I kept that in mind. I was myself on the platform. Thanks to my activities on Twitter, people could relate to me. I am always open to constructive criticism and don’t give a damn about those who spread negativity.

Shah Rukh Khan
Shah Rukh Khan

I even got an e-challan from the Mumbai police [for posting a picture on social media of a selfie with a fan mid-traffic]. We launched the songs and special sneak peeks of ‘Judwaa 2’ and ‘Badrinath Ki Dulhania’ for my fans on Twitter, and I’m thankful that the films had a massive reach on social media.”

Deepika Padukone
Deepika Padukone

Shah Rukh Khan, like last year, has topped Twitter’s most talked about celebrity list. He is followed by Salman Khan and Akshay Kumar. Among the ladies, Deepika Padukone has topped the list, replacing last year’s winner Priyanka Chopra. The Piku actor is followed by Anushka Sharma, Chopra and Alia Bhatt. Sharma, who tied the knot with cricketer Virat Kolhi earlier this month, announced her marriage on Twitter. Her post has been lauded as the Golden Tweet Of The Year, as it got the maximum number of retweets.

Today we have promised each other to be bound in love forever. We are truly blessed to share the news with you. This beautiful day will be made more special with the love and support of our family of fans & well wishers. Thank you for being such an important part of our journey. pic.twitter.com/Scobdiqk7l

— Anushka Sharma (@AnushkaSharma)
December 11, 2017

Anushka Sharma’s wedding announcement on Twitter became the Golden Tweet Of The Year

Among the top moments of the year, Baahubali 2 and Tamil film Mersal created maximum buzz. With one million tweets in a day, Mersal topped Twitter’s conversation charts.

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Dec 092017
 

Usually, the cast and crew of a film don’t hang out with each other after the film hits screens, but Varun Dhawan has made an exception by doing so and has sparked rumours of ‘Judwaa 3’ in the offing

Usually, the cast and crew of a film don’t hang out with each other after the film hits screens. But the team of Judwaa 2 is an exception.

Family Cast

Varun Dhawan shared a picture on social media, which sees him, the film’s leading ladies Jacqueline Fernandez and Taapsee Pannu, director David Dhawan and producer Sajid Nadiadwala, among other members of the crew. The gang caught up for a meal recently. Varun captioned the photo, “#squadgoals #judwaa2.” Is Judwaa 3 in the pipeline?

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Oct 312017
 

It’s hard for Tinsel Town’s artists to evade inevitable link ups after their onset in Bollywood. Varun Dhawan, given his relationship with childhood sweetheart Natasha Dalal, was able to wriggle his way out of such speculations. But, it seems, all is not well in lovers’ paradise, as rumours suggest the duo is headed for splitsville. Dhawan’s solo entry at Anil Kapoor’s Diwali bash last week, coupled with Dalal’s vacation with friends in Bangkok, without the actor, has led to fresh speculations of trouble in the relationship.

A source suggests that while the fashion designer is keen to tie the knot with Dhawan, the latter wishes to focus on his career for the moment. “They have decided to take a breather,” the source said, adding that Dalal was also irked with Dhawan due to his brewing friendship with Taapsee Pannu during the filming of Judwaa 2. “Yet, Natasha was spotted at the special trial of the film, held by Varun. They, however, made solo entries and exits.” While there have been umpteen speculations surrounding their relationship over the years, the duo has put up a brave front, repeatedly issuing statements negating rumours.

READ MORE: ‘Student Of The Year’ Jodi Varun Dhawan And Alia Bhatt Pair Up Again!

“Varun’s family is fond of Natasha. They are keen to see them wed. She has been a regular at his family’s dinner parties, even flying to London with his family to celebrate his birthday.” Dhawan remained unavailable for comment. But, a source close to him refuted the suggestions, pointing to Dalal’s travel plans behind her absence from social gatherings with Dhawan. “Natasha has been busy travelling. The two are still together,” the source said.

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Oct 052017
 

Salman_jacqJudwaa 2 has taken a bumper opening weekend and has gone out to become one of the most entertaining movies of this season.

Recently, the team of Judwaa 2 visited the sets of Big Boss 11 to promote their film. Varun Dhawan, Jacqueline, Taapsee Pannu along with Salman danced on their hit numbers, Oonchi hai building and Chalti Hai Kya 9 se 12.

One of the entertaining moments of the evening was Salman and Jacqueline recreating their famous step from the song “Jumme Ki Rajat Hai” from their blockbuster movie Kick.

Salman and Jacqueline recreating the signature step made the audience nostalgic of their movie. Jumme Ki Rajat hai has been an iconic dance number and remain among the favourites till today.

A few days back, Salman and Jacqueline enthralled their fans by dancing on the trademark hook-step of the song ‘Tan Tana Tan’ during Salman’s Da-Bangg Tour.

The talented actress has completely nailed it in Judwaa 2, which is her home genre. Jacqueline is seen at her hottest best in Judwaa 2.

Her lively persona that very well translates to the silver screen, has been garnering love from the audience. She is being appreciated for her perfect comic timing in the film.

As she keeps the audience entertained by delivering hilarious punch lines through the course of the film. Jacqueline has added two new songs with ‘Oonchi Hai Bldg’ and ‘Chalti hai kya 9 se 12’ to her already existing list of chartbusters with Judwaa 2.

The actress mesmerizes everyone with her impeccable dance moves in both the song.

Reports suggest the entertaining pairing of Salman and Jacqueline will be coming together for Race 3, which has created a lot of excitement as their chemistry is certainly one to watch out for.

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Oct 042017
 

Varun Dhawan and Alia Bhatt is undoubtedly a dreamy pair which sets the screen on fire, merely by their presence. They both are the most doubted stars of the current crop of actors. Both Alia and Varun have a track record of delivering spectacular performances. Varun’s latest being ‘Judwaa 2,’ the audience cannot stop gushing over the film. They both have their star power. Started with Dharma’s ‘Student of The Year,’ followed by Dharma’s ‘Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania’ and ‘Badrinath Ki Dulhania,’ the pair has been Dharma’s head honcho Karan Johar’s favourite amongst others.

On the professional front, Karan has once again associated with his protégés Varun and Alia for an ad shoot and they both look aesthetically gorgeous. It seems, as though, they both have just stepped out of a Wonderland in their royal attires.

On the personal front, Alia, Varun, and Karan Johar keep partying every alternate day. They follow the principle of work hard and party harder. Last night, the duo, along with filmmaker Ayan Mukerji went at a popular restaurant for dinner and bumped into entrepreneur Mukesh Ambani with wife Nita Ambani. They had an enjoyable conversation and also posed together.

Varun, is currently taking in the responses for his last outing ‘Judwaa 2’and has started work on next project ‘October’ by Shoojit Sircar. On the other hand, Alia has just wrapped up Meghna Gulzar’s film ‘Raazi’, which is slated for a March 11, 2018, release.

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Sep 272017
 

Only a week after she was criticised for flaunting her chiselled frame in a bikini while promoting the upcoming comedy, Judwaa 2, alongside Varun Dhawan, and Jacqueline Fernandez, Taapsee Pannu finds herself defending her choices yet again. Moviegoers had objected to the actor’s decision to be part of the David Dhawan-directed project, a recreation of his 1997 film that hinged on frivolous romance, especially since she had catapulted to stardom with her empowering acts in Baby (2015), Pink (2016) and more recently, Naam Shabana.

Taapsee Pannu
Taapsee Pannu

“From ‘no means no’ to Tan Tana Tan, what happened to Taapsee,” a Twitter user had chided. Unflinching, Pannu responds to the criticism with, “I want to do every role. Pink got me noticed, and people started taking me seriously after it. But, I am also proud of this film. If I keep doing similar roles, I will get bored, and the audience will tire of watching me in the same parts. Life is too short. I want to experiment.”

At a time when viewers are becoming increasingly vigilant about the portrayal of non-consensual intimacy in cinema, a scene in Judwaa 2, which sees Dhawan’s character forcibly kissing Pannu, has irked a section of social media.

Also read: Taapsee Pannu on Ranbir-Mahira viral pic: Anyone with cell phone is paparazzi

The actor, however, defends the sequence, citing that people have become “too sensitive”. “Social media users are now waiting for opportunities to pounce on filmmakers. One can understand if the objection is raised for obscenity. But sometimes, people perceive things inaccurately. The scene portrays a reflex action by a character. If it was done intentionally, it would amount to non-consensual intimacy, which is not the case with our scene.”

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Inside Photos: Gauri Khan, Shweta Bachchan, Aishwarya Rai go glam!

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Sep 252017
 

Depression is as consuming as any other physical sickness. It engulfs you in its moulds and questions your functionality and unless efforts are made to get out of it, it keeps you trapped. Anyone can go through depression and there isn’t a scale or a measure on who it can or cannot affect. Even world famous celebrities have gone through mental health issues and come out of it to tell their tales to the world.

Our Indian celebrities have battled their fair share of mental health issues and have been very open about it in order to help everyone else, who is battling it, come out happy and healthy. These celebrities have shown nothing but humility, grace and courage to do this as openly as they can.

Here’s a list of 6 Indian male celebrities who have battled with mental health issues in the past and openly talked about it. Maybe this will give you ample courage to fight what’s consuming you the most!

Shah Rukh Khan

Shah Rukh Khan© Red Chillies Entertainment

Loved by all, Shah Rukh Khan went through his share of emotional turbulence back in 2010 when he tore a ligament in his shoulder and couldn’t function much during that time. But since he’s the ‘king’ of Bollywood, he fought the depression he was undergoing with all his might and made successful films like ‘My Name Is Khan, ‘Chennai Express’ and ‘Happy New Year’, right after.

Karan Johar

Karan Johar© Filmfare

In an interview with NDTV with Barkha Dutt, back in 2016, the filmmaker revealed how he fought clinical depression in the past. He realised it one day when he underwent an anxiety attack, mistaking it for a cardiac arrest. The doctor he went to assured him of his anxiety attack and that’s when he sought professional help. Through his therapy he realised he had a lot of unresolved issues concerning his dad’s death and even with a huge amount of success and money, the emptiness in his life sans a relationship was palatable.

He came out of it clean, after battling with it for a while and now urges more people to seek professional help if they are going through the same ordeal in life.

Tiger Shroff

Tiger Shroff© Balaji Motion Pictures

Jackie junior went through a fair share of depression after his film ‘Flying Jatt’ tanked at the box office. His bout went on for a month and he indulged in emotional eating and staying to himself, dealing with the flop. Soon after the rough patch, he came back to life and embraced his misgivings and failures. The actor often wondered why people didn’t appreciate his role in ‘A Flying Jatt’ since he had put in so much hard work and slowly let go of how he felt about the failure and what it put him through..

Honey Singh

Honey Singh© Facebook

You may have noticed Honey Singh’s sudden disappearance from the music scene. A whole lotta us are missing his peppy tunes and intense raps about life, likes and sharaab. The musician just came clean with his fans about battling bipolar disorder. He shut off all rumours claiming he was in rehab due to a drug overdose and told his fans he was being treated for bipolar disorder and had gone through some tough times while doing so, for the past 18 months. Singh was cooped up in his Noida house, going from one doctor to the other, trying to get the right treatment. Someone who could perform in front of 20,000 people couldn’t even face 4-5 people and was perpetually ‘scared’ of the condition he was in. Finally he met a doctor who helped him fight the disorder and he was in a place to come out and talk about his condition with his fans.

Today he has managed to battle one of the most consuming mental health issues and is still under his doctor’s supervision, while he comes out and narrates his tale.

Varun Dhawan

Varun Dhawan© Maddock Films

Just like how Heath Ledger got into the skin of the Joker, while shooting for ‘The Dark Knight’, and eventually letting the character affect his mental health, similarly Varun Dhawan too went deep into his characters role in ‘Badlapur’ and the role eventually took a toll on his mental health too. He wasn’t clinically declared depressed but the actor was definitely heading in that direction. According to him, he had not faced the grim realities of life that were portrayed in the film and because he had to play a character that went through hardships, the role had an adverse effect on him. He sought professional help by going for counselling and openly talked about it later, setting a bright example for the youth to seek help when it’s needed.

Randeep Hooda

Randeep Hooda© Pooja Entertainment

Method actor, Hooda too slipped into depression right after shooting for ‘Sarabjit’. Hooda likes to get into the character as much as he can before playing it and that’s what he did for the film ‘Sarabjit’, where he plays Sarabjit Singh. He used to lock himself up in the bathroom for days, writing letters just like how Sarabjit used to write. Right after ‘Sarabjit’, the actor went on to play an abductor in Highway which also led him to depression, due to the seriousness of the role.

Depression can affect anyone, at any time and it doesn’t always follow a reason. It can come through normalcy in life or it can come about when you suppress things at large and can’t keep them under a rug anymore. These actors have been bold enough to fight depression from the root cause and seek help when it was needed the most. Be it through their heavy roles or personal and professional tragedies, they went through their fair share of mental health issues and now are openly talking about it and urging folks to come right ahead and fight what is almost consuming and unfathomable! 

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