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Ileana D’Cruz doesn’t have ‘patience’

Posted on 29 July 2015 by admin

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Ileana D’Cruz avoids taking selfies as the actress does not have “patience” to pose for them.

The “Happy Ending” actress said she was taken aback when she saw a girl’s dedication for taking a selfie.

“Stopped at #Starbucks and noticed this girl holding her phone up pouting taking a selfie… For 15 mins! That’s some dedication for a photo.

“Now u know why I don’t take as many selfies… I just don’t have the bloody patience!,” D’Cruz, 27, posted on Twitter.

The actress started her showbiz career with Southern films before making it big with Ranbir Kapoor starrer “Barfi!” followed by “Phata Poster Nikla Hero”, “Main Tera Hero” and “Happy Ending”.

 

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What Next: Is Sunny fed up of sultry roles

Posted on 29 July 2015 by admin

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Actress Sunny Leone has expressed her desire to play a superhero in a movie.

The former Indo-Canadian adult film star was asked by one of her fans on Twitter about her dream role.

The user asked: “Sunny which is your dream role in your career? Playing a superwoman’s character #Equal Partnerships.”

To which Sunny replied: “Yes i want to play a superhero.”

Sunny is known for her bold image in the industry thanks to movies like “Jism 2″ and “Ragini MMS 2″. She was also seen in “Ek Paheli Leela”, a thriller drama film.

She will be soon seen in the upcoming sex comedy film “Mastizaade”.

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What’s giving kick to Jackie these days?

Posted on 29 July 2015 by admin

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To commemorate the one year anniversary of super hit film ‘Kick’, Jacqueline Fernandez took to Instagram and posted a very special image. The actress shared a beautiful collage of her memorable

moments from the film. Kick was Sajid Nadiadwala’s directorial debut that released on Eid 2014 and broke many Box office records in Bollywood.

‘Kick’ is an important milestone in Jacqueline’s flourishing career. She thanked Sajid Nadiadwala, Salman Khan and her fans making the experience special. She said, `Thank you all very much for giving ‘Kick’ so much love, so I can’t believe that it’s been one year since ‘Kick’ has released, because the memory is still so fresh in my mind.

Thank you so much Sajid sir – Sajid Nadiadwala and Salman for giving me this most amazing opportunity and the most amazing memory of my life and it’s definitely something I will cherish forever.`

‘Kick’ starred Salman Khan, Jacqueline Fernandez, Randeep Hooda and Nawazuddin Siddiqui in pivotal roles. The film captured audience attention with never seen before action, chart busting music and impactful dialogues.

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Beware! Anushka to take strict measures online

Posted on 29 July 2015 by admin

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Actress Anushka Sharma says she will ‘block’ people who write nonsense on the microblogging site Twitter.

Some of the celebrities, including veteran actor Rishi Kapoor and filmmaker Karan Johar, have fallen victim to cyber bullying. Anushka, who mostly uses the digital platform to share her opinion on various subjects, has now warned people to behave or else get blocked.

“Trying to keep my Twitter positive (well as positive as possible) so will BLOCK people who rant nonsense with no sense of responsibility,” Anushka tweeted on Sunday.

Responding to the “Dil Dhadakne Do” star’s tweet, megastar Amitabh Bachchan said: “@AnushkaSharma +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ …. don’t you dare BLOCK me after all these ‘positives’…haha… love.”

To which Anushka replied that she will not do that in a life time. “@SrBachchan hahahahaaha noooo way!! Not in a lifetime Sir!

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Does Chitrangada want Salman to aid her career?

Posted on 22 July 2015 by admin

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Chitrangada Singh recently shot a photoshoot where she looked smoking hot in bright red lips.

The actress is keen to start afresh in Bollywood and according to rumours, she had approached Salman Khan to help put her career back on track.

But with no quality roles coming her way, Singh now finds herself at a loose end, especially after her break-up with mentor Sudhir Mishra.

Their film, ‘Pehle Aap Janaab’, has also been put on hold. Now, if only Sallu would put in that muchneeded recommendation.

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Revealed: Taapsee’s wedding plan

Posted on 22 July 2015 by admin

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Taapsee Pannu, who has her own wedding planning company, feels that being a public figure, there are a few moments that celebrities only want to enjoy with their close family and friends.

And if given a choice, she will also opt for a low-key wedding a la Shahid Kapoor.

“I do understand why few stars go for low-key affairs because our entire life is so much into public that there are certain events we want to keep it to ourselves and not make it public.

“Some years down the line, if I decide to get married, I will also go for a lowkey affair. It will be well-done, well-decorated and planned, but a low-key affair,” Taapsee told IANS.

Taapsee, along with her younger sister and close friend Farah, started a wedding planning company. The thought of starting this came to Taapsee while working in Bollywood movie “RunningShadi.Com”.

The brand also participated in The Bridal Show organised by Lakme Absolute Salon that took place on July 15 in Mumbai.

Other designers who participated at the event were Anisha Shetty, Natasha Lalwani and Sanchita Julka.

 

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Final judge of film is audience: Salman Khan

Posted on 22 July 2015 by admin

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SuperStar Salman Khan, whose `Bajrangi Bhaijaan` is roaring at the box office, believes the audience who spends money to watch films is the true judge of movies. The actor, who has etched a permanent place for himself in Bollywood with hits like `Hum aapke Hain Koun…! `, `Karan arjun`, `Khamoshi: the Musical`, `pyaar Kiya to Darna Kya` and `Dabangg`, also noted that there is a need to improve the quality of work in the industry.

`Our intention…is always to be true to our work, so that the time and money which people spend to watch the movie doesn’t get wasted. If the industry wants to survive, we have to raise the level of films, writing, screenplay, dialogues and visuals. `eventually the final judge is the audience, who spend money to watch the film at the theatre, and on the basis of their collection we come to know that the movie is a one star, two star, three star, four star or a five star deserving movie…the critics should give review after the end result of the movie, ` Salman said during a radio interview, to go on air on 92.7 BIG FM show on Sunday at 8 p.m.

Despite his over twodecade career in Bollywood, Salman says he still gets “very excited” before the release of any of his films. “I get very excited… we don’t sign movies so that they release and flop. We want that when people watch movies on tV, (even) at that time also they should like the movie.

`We always try to make good movies and for that we are working very hard, but there are times when we go wrong and the movie is not appreciated but we have to move on.`

`Bajrangi Bhaijaan`, directed by Kabir Khan, is a story of a man, who is out on a mission to take a dumb and mute girl back to her home in pakistan. It also stars Kareena Kapoor Khan and Nawazuddin Siddiqui. The film minted over rs.27 crore on its opening day.

 

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Why Calling Me a Brown Girl Isn’t Racist

Posted on 16 July 2015 by admin

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A recent article by Arti Patel, titled, “Shahid Kapoor’s New Wife Mira Rajput’s Outfits Have Every Brown Girl Drooling” brought out the most impassioned responses regarding racism, diversity, inclusion and acceptance.

Too bad it was without context.

Here is the thing — “brown” is not a derogatory term. It is not a word rooted in oppression, exclusion, bigotry, or hatred of any kind at the social or institutional level. The term is value neutral. It holds no malice, or intent to harm. It is not a powerful reminder of disenfranchisement and racial divisions such as the term”n*****.”

So, why act like it is?

Comments on Patel’s article ranged from:

“Why should only brown girls drool? Why can’t we all be in awe of incredible fashion despite our skin colour? Do better Huffington Post, do better”

“Brown girl?? Really! That’s offensive.”

“‘Brown girls … Really? ‘White’ girls are exempt? Blatant racism, no?”

As wonderful as it is that people want to step up to the plate to help create inclusion and openness, I just wish it was with some context.

Get up off your feet when you hear some of the following slurs that are offensive and have been historically directed towards brown people: rag head, terrorist, or dot head.

Stand up when you see people on social media accounts telling your fellow Canadians to “go back to your country” simply because their name is not Joe Smith.

Speak out when people simply assume we are “immigrants” — not that there is anything wrong with being an immigrant — because of the colour of our skin.

Get angry when you hear someone ask: “When are they going to apologize for this terrorist attack?” They should realize that a collective is not responsible for the wrongs of an individual. So, no, every brown-skinned person is not a terrorist or out to bomb your country — hell it is our country too people — so stop acting like we are.

Confronting hatred, malice, ignorance and the likes of it in person or on social media is good — it facilitates discussion and can potentially open up minds. However, let us look at the context of the discussion before we jump up with our torches and pitchforks.

There is a great difference between saying “I love the way brown girls dress” and saying “all brown people are terrorists.”

Note: The word brown is not what qualifies the latter sentence as racist, inflammatory or filled with hate — it is the content within it.

Some might argue that it is unfair to lump in such a culturally and religiously diverse group as one homogenous entity — brown.

Sure, if you choose to be hypersensitive about it.

I personally cannot differentiate between a white person who is German, French, Dutch, Russian, English and so forth at a glance. Sometimes the last name can give it away, but even that isn’t 100 per cent accurate. So then, why I should I expect a person to know if I am a Hindu, Sikh, Muslim, Christian, atheist and so forth? Why should I expect a person to inherently know if I am Punjabi, Rajasthani, Haryani, Mahrashtrian, Indian, Pakistani, Bangladeshi and so forth?

I cannot expect that. I can only hold people accountable for how they speak to me, and that is why, when someone says to me “I love brown food” or “Hey! I have another brown friend but her name is spelled R-I-Y-A, not R-E-E-H-A,” I do not take offense. I do not stand bemoaning the fact that I was referred to as being brown. I am brown, and it is completely OK when someone takes the time out to learn something about my heritage or appreciate an aspect of it without knowing specifically what to refer to my ethnic/religious/cultural make up as (in my case it is a Hindu-Punjabi family, or even more generally, Indian)

However, every time I am told that I need to “go back” to my country or stop worshiping Allah and embrace Jesus Christ, I will stand up. I will speak up because I can see that there is plenty of learning to be done by these people. They have a lot to learn and I have a lot to teach.

As for the fashionistas that took offense to being inadvertently left behind, all that can be said to that is: consider the fact that “brown girls” — Indian, Pakistani, Sikh, Hindu or Muslim alike — are the ones that grow up dreaming about wearing a lengha or donning a saree with dark mendhi and all the pre-wedding fanfare and ceremonies for their big day. Hence why they would most likely be the ones drooling — not that no one else can or will drool over someone’s style or look. That and they’ve probably seen all of Shahid’s movies and are having some husband envy right now.

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Fresh trouble for ‘Welcome Back’?

Posted on 16 July 2015 by admin

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FRESH trouble seems to be brewing for Firoz Nadiadwala and his next, ‘Welcome Back’. Furqan Khan, the film’s co-producer and owner of Swiss Entertainment Pvt Ltd, has issued a public notice against Nadiadwala for allegedly failing to reimburse the production budget of nearly Rs 48 crore.

Says Khan, “I had not taken action until now because of my rapport with Anees (Bazmee) bhai who has directed the film. He had promised to help resolve these financial issues with the producer. But I have been forced to issue a public notice and will move the High Court for a stay order on its release.”

Nadiadwala is said to have sold both ‘Welcome Back’ and ‘Phir Hera Pheri’ to production studio Eros International for Rs 130 crore, and Khan, in the capacity of a financier, has the rights to the intellectual property, negatives, print material and derivative works. The notice, which is in mid-day’s possession, reads, “Since BIG (Nadiadwala’s company) has repeatedly defaulted on repayment of our dues, the film cannot be released on any platform, including by theatrical exploitation, until our entire dues are paid.”

Khan adds, “He had given me two separate cheques of Rs 32 crore and Rs 15.80 crore. But they bounced when I tried encashing them on July 4 and then on July 8. He has to clear my dues anyhow.”

While Nadiadwala did not respond to our text messages, Bazmee says: “The dues shall be cleared in the coming week and I am saying this on behalf of producer Firoz Nadiadwala.”

 

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Is Priyanka fed up of something?

Posted on 16 July 2015 by admin

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Priyanka Chopra, who will be seen playing a tough cop in Prakash Jha’s forthcoming project “Gangaajal 2″, says films with female protagonists should not be typecast as “women-centric”.

The 32-year-old actress was in the city along with Jha to shoot the film, whose prequel “Gangaajal” had actor Ajay Devgn essaying role of a IPS officer.

“Why do you stereotype yourself in a particular role.. Nobody talks about film with a male lead in it. No one terms them ‘men-oriented’ films,” she said, when asked about female-centric movies doing well at the

box-office lately.

The “Fashion” star, who has an army background as her late father served defence forces as doctor, said she finds a difference in playing role of a police officer and an army personnel.

“There is a lot of difference between the two… My father used to say ‘vardi ki chaal hi alag hoti hai’ (walk in an uniform altogether has a different attitude),” she said.

Priyanka, who will be seen as a FBI agent in upcoming American thriller television series “Quantico”, praised the city for its hospitality.

 

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