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Kareena & Sonam to come together on ‘Koffee With Karan’!

Posted on 09 November 2016 by admin

Karan Johar’s celebrity talk  show  is  back  on TV and  it  is  already making news  for  its  celebrity guest list.

“Koffee  With  Karan’ Season 5 premiered with Shah Rukh Khan and Alia Bhatt  as  the  first  guests. The  celebrity  chat  show is  expected  to  have  several fresh pair as guests. According  to  sources, Kareena  and  Sonam will appear  together  on  the show.  Both  the  actresses who  are  known  to  speak their  heart  have  already shot for the episode.

Both  Sonam  and  Kareena  will  be  seen  together in a film “Veere Di Wedding”  which  will  be helmed  by  Shashanka Ghosh.

Some  of  the  other celebrity guests to appear on  “Koffee  with  Karan” are Parineeti Chopra. She will  come  with  her “Daawat-E-Ishq”  co-star Aditya Roy Kapur.

Choreographer-director  Farah  Khan  and  ace Tennis  player  Sania Mirza  will  also  be  seen together  on  the  show, which  is  aired  on  Star World.

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I’m happily single, says Shraddha Kapoor

Posted on 09 November 2016 by admin

Actress Shraddha Kapoor, who is being linked to her “Rock On 2″ costar  Farhan  Akhtar,  says  she  is happy to be single.

“I  am  actually  the one who gets affected by all  these news (on  linkup with  actors). My parents pacify me  and  say  it’s  part  and  parcel  of life.  I  am  very  happily  single,  romancing my movies right now,” said the daughter of actor Shakti Kapoor.

“I  wonder  where  these  things come up from. It’s so sad and it’s so unfair…when the headline of the article is related to the link-up. It is so disrespectful to the actor who is giving  them  so  much  time,”  the  29-year-old added.

“Rock On 2″  is  scheduled  to  release on Nov 11.

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‘Ki Kariye Nachna’ from ‘Tum Bin 2′ was created in five days!

Posted on 09 November 2016 by admin

Creating a new version of party song “Ki kariye nachna aaonda nahin” for forthcoming film “Tum Bin 2″, took just five days, says director Anubhav Sinha.

The  song, which  released on Monday on YouTube features TV actress Mouni Roy, rapper Raftaar, singers Hardy Sandhu and Neha Kakkar.

“The idea of ‘Ki kariye nachna…’ struck me when Bhushan Kumar (producer) told me that the  film  had  all  the  various  flavours  to  it  to deem it a hit on the musical aspect, barring the Punjabi tadka,” Sinha said in a statement.

“So when we had our wrap up party in Scotland, I vividly remember the foreigners going crazy on  ‘Ki kariye nachna…’  and  it was my wish  to  recreate  this  song.  But  due  to  the paucity of time, we had to create a brand new version in a span of five days. This is the fastest I have ever delivered a soundtrack, complete with a video,” he added.

Talking about the inclusion of the song in the film, Kumar says that the first film “Tum Bin” had ten songs. So, “keeping up with the changing times”, the second instalment of the film has only five.

“When we saw the film, we realised after looking at the legacy of the original musical hit, that we should have one more song in the film. And here it is.”

Composers Gaurav-Roshan have recreated the music, while Sandhu and Kakkar have lent their  voices  to  the  track  with  rap  inputs  by Raftaar. The video is choreographed by Remo D’Souza.

“Tum Bin 2″ is set to release on November 18.

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I wouldn’t have done anything different in my career: Sonakshi

Posted on 02 November 2016 by admin

SOnAKSHI Sinha walked into Bollywood in 2010 with “Dabangg”. The actress says there is nothing that she would like to change about her journey in showbiz, and adds that she has learnt a lot with each film.

“I have learnt so much over the years through experience… I wouldn’t have done anything differently because every experience, every film, every person that I have worked with has taught me something or the other,” Sonakshi told IAnS.

The daughter of Bollywood actor-turned-politician Shatrughan Sinha forayed into the Hindi film industry with Salman Khan-starrer “Dabangg” in 2010. She proved her acting prowess in films like “Rowdy Rathore” and “Lootera”.

Sonakshi added: “I am really thankful because it has been a very good journey…I am really grateful for the journey that I have had till now and hope to keep working hard enough to continue it.”

After rolling out an action film like “Akira”, the actress will soon be seen in another action avatar in “Force 2″, which also stars John Abharam.

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Anushka Sharma: I am ambitious, but I have principles

Posted on 02 November 2016 by admin

Cherry-picking, I call it. Not making the choices most heroines make, working at her own pace. And being confident (or lazy?) enough to say ‘No’ to some big banners because ‘the role wasn’t right’. For her, the length of the role doesn’t matter, how long it will be cherished does. Anushka Sharma comes with a rare nonchalance that most acquire only towards the latter part of their career. The biggest launch, the biggest banners and the megastars, and yet, she didn’t jump at all the ‘cheese’. This cat has the patience and determination to wait for the cream. As Karan Johar’s ‘Ae Dil Hai Mushkil’ (‘ADHM’) will probably prove all over again. More power to her.

Karan Johar revealed that you were the script police on the sets. True?
Yes, I would ask him a lot of questions, though I don’t think it annoyed him. He would ask me to give my shot and not torture him (laughs). But we both knew that there was a reason for it. My character and the kind of relationship she shares with Ranbir (Kapoor)’s character needed a certain understanding, so we had to keep in mind that it doesn’t get lost in the midst of everything else.

I heard that after pack-up, you would disappear and return to the set only the next day.
Honestly, I cannot handle too many things at one time. When I’m shooting, I can do just that. Now I’m beginning to accept that I can’t multitask, some people can. I know Karan can do it. After shoot, I need to catch up on sleep. Everyone who works with me knows that the one thing I can’t do without is my quota of sleep.

Yes, Ranbir and Karan said that they shopped more than Aishwarya (Rai Bachchan) and you…
Totally! Every day after pack-up, Karan and Ranbir would go shopping. On my way back from the gym, I would see them entering the hotel with lots of bags. Karan had a separate room for his wardrobe. Yes, he had a room just for his clothes to be laid out; it was like a walk-in closet.

In your movies, is there any character that you have connected with instantly?
I don’t think I can become her (a character) completely. I can physically change my appearance, I can modulate my voice, work on my accent and appearance. I can think about what she is going through, and empathise with her. Like in ‘ADHM’, Alizeh is an extremely emotional person, who is very impractical about love and relationships, but I’m the opposite of that. I’m not a very emotional person, and by that, I mean I am not completely led by my emotions. Alizeh is somebody who will leave everything for love. She goes to London and lives there because of a heartbreak. I don’t think I’m like that. I feel emotions, but I deal with it in a practical way. I wouldn’t do something that would completely displace my life.

Was being directed by Karan Johar on your bucket list? He didn’t quite approve of you when he saw you for the first time on the set of ‘Rab De Bana Di Jodi’ (‘RNBDJ’)…
It was definitely on my bucket list; in fact, I agreed to do the film instantly. I take at least one night to think over scripts. But with ‘ADHM’, I loved it instantly. When Karan called me to discuss the film, I wasn’t really sure if he was calling me for his own film. This man didn’t even want me in the industry in the first place (laughs), but it’s really big of him to accept it on national television.

Ranbir said that the first time he met you, he stayed away because you were a Yash Chopra heroine. You scared him away, huh?
Ranbir has a habit of adding so much mirch-masala to stories. The real story is this. He was working out at the gym and I had come to work out, too. He was with his trainer and we both exchanged pleasantries. I finished my workout and he continued. It was as simple as that. We didn’t speak at all, also because I’m very shy and awkward with new people. I take a while to start chatting with someone. I think the first time Ranbir and I really spoke was after ‘Band Baaja Baaraat’, when he started telling me what he thought of the film. Of course, today we are very good friends. There’s a natural ease between us, as there is no sense of judgment. Sometimes, you just click with some people. I think the two of us have a natural chemistry, just like the film needed. Anurag (Kashyap) would always tell us that if I start rolling a camera behind-the-scenes between Ranbir and you, I can make another film.

Did the failure of ‘Bombay Velvet’ affect you deeply?
I think failure makes you more appreciative of your success and whatever you have achieved. Failure does not let you take things for granted. For me, it happened right after my first film. With the scale of a film like ‘RNBDJ’, I could have been at a different level right after its release. It didn’t happen that way. It wasn’t overnight stardom. After ‘RNBDJ’, I wasn’t seen on magazine covers right away. So it was disappointing and I faced it very early in my career. In fact, for six months, I didn’t even have a film. I knew I was doing a film with the banner that launched me, but because of some confusion, people thought I was only supposed to do projects with that banner. And then, ‘Band Baaja Baaraat’ happened and it was appreciated. The film taught me that if the script is good and I am good in the film, it can do so much more for me. Those phases in my life prepped me for the rest of my career. Yes, I was disappointed that ‘Bombay Velvet’ didn’t work, and I felt bad for the producers who lost money, as it affects the industry at large. But carrying the baggage of a failed film is a mistake and I don’t do that.

In all the commercial films that you have done, you’ve always shared equal ground with the hero. Has that been a conscious decision?
I realised that’s my USP. ‘Band Baaja Baaraat’ did what it did to me because of my performance in the film. For me, what I’m doing in a film is really important; I won’t do a film because I want to be part of a big banner. I’m not saying it’s wrong, whoever wants to do it should do it. It just doesn’t satisfy me as a person. I feel fortunate that I’m working in this industry, so I want to make the most of it by cautiously choosing films that I want to be a part of. I’ve never been lured by what is working and what’s the trend. I’ve never paid attention to what everybody is thinking or expecting of me. In a way, I’ve always been anti-establishment. If someone is doing something a certain way, I want to do just the opposite. I think taking risks pays off in the long run.

Are you fiercely ambitious?
I’m ambitious, but I have principles when it comes to my ambition. I don’t believe thatdhande me sab kuch chalta hai. I’m not that type. I’m not someone who thinks that you can be anything, do anything and say anything because you need to get your work done. I have certain principles and a value system which I cannot compromise on. I don’t think that to look better myself, I can run down others. I cannot be so competitive that I harm someone else in the process. I often appear to be really chilled out, but inside me, something is constantly working. It’s harder to work the way I do. I believe that I need to do good work and keep getting better at it. The trappings of being a star are very scary, and you are expected to do certain things to be a star. You are also expected to behave like a star, and for me, these things are really difficult and exhausting.

Has stardom changed you? I mean, you come from a simple, non-filmi family. The transition must have been dramatic.
I don’t think it has changed me, I feel that I’ve improved as a person. For a creative person, it’s most important to have a perspective, and the only way to have perspective is by keeping things in check. I always spend time introspecting and making sure that I’m doing something with myself, rather than just doing things. I have a life beyond movies, and once I’m done shooting, I don’t just hang out. I go back and watch TV shows and enjoy my down-time. I’m mostly by myself. I’m not someone who likes to go out too much.

When you started out, there was this perception of you being snobbish, even aloof to an extent. Now, that perception has changed.
I was never snooty; in fact, I’m very respectful of people. Again, people expect you to be a certain way. But like I said earlier, I’m never going to do something which doesn’t come naturally to me. For instance, I won’t put on an act of raising my pitch or tone to look excited on meeting someone. I have never felt the need to prove my respect for anyone just because I want them to like me. I knew it would take longer for people to understand me, which is what has happened. Now, they’ve understood that this is who I am.

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Vin Diesel gaga over Deepika

Posted on 02 November 2016 by admin

Yes.. You heard that right. The newest addition to list of people smitten by Deepika Padukone is none other than Hollywood star Vin Diesel.

Vin, who is Deepika’s co-star in her upcoming Hollywood film xXx : Return of Xander Cage, was seen gushing about the Bollywood beauty in an interview with Rajeev Masand.

During the interview, Vin Diesel was shown a clip of Deepika posing questions at him.

On seeing Deepika, Vin Diesel could not help and was seen blushing while speaking about fond memories while filming on the sets of xXX : Return of Xander Cage and his beautiful Indian costar Deepika.

Speaking about Deepika on the sets of the film, Vin Diesel said , “First of all I love her so much and we have so much natural chemistry together. All of my moments with her are beautiful.

I loved every single moment. My love for her, can’t be put in words”.

Further the actor shared his first encounter with Deepika and said, “I remember when she first came on board. Well actually she was going to do Fast 7. When she came in for the test for Fast 7, everyone in the room were.. it’s so steamy, they will have so much chemistry together. And so it was just a matter of time before we were going to work together”.

Calling Deepika as the next Global star, Vin Diesel said, “I feel so blessed that I am gonna be a part of her Introduction to the whole world. Because the next global super star is coming from India”.

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When Ash mesmerized Anushka

Posted on 27 October 2016 by admin

The team of ADHM recently visited MAMI Film Festival. Anushka Sharma was mesmerised by the persona as well as beauty of Aishwarya Rai Bachchan while working with her in the forthcoming film Ae Dil Hai Mushkil.

“I have one scene with her but it is very impactful.

She is a very warm and gracious person. She has got so much achievement behind her and accomplishments to her credit,” said Anushka.

She added, “She is very inspirational. For me, sharing screen space with her feels great. I was mesmerised by her persona and not just her beauty. Her aura and persona is very huge. You notice that and you get mesmerised.”

Directed by Karan Johar, Ae Dil Hai Mushkil delves upon the complexities of unrequited love. It also stars Ranbir Kapoor, and is slated to release this Friday. The film traces the journey of Ranbir’s character as an aspiring singer and his relationships at different points of time. Ae Dil Hai Mushkil got into trouble over its release for featuring Pakistani actor Fawad Khan. It was under threat from the Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) for featuring Pakistani talent.

But Karan received a major breather when MNS allowed the release of Ae Dil Hai Mushkil but with a rider — all the producers who employed Pakistani artists, must pay Rs 5 crore each into the Indian Army’s welfare fund as an atonement. Distributors and cinema owners have also come forward in support of the film.

Karan had advised Aditya Chopra not to cast Anushka in Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi. And Anushka feels working with Karan is a big achievement for her. “I just think it reassures me that if you keep working hard you can turn opinion of people around. It is big of him to accept something on national TV and he said I take my words back that’s so sweet of him,” she said.

She added, “I always wanted to be part of Karan’s film so I don’t care what happened before. Someone who didn’t want me to be in any films and taking me in his own film is a big achievement.”

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Whoa! Aamir’s Dangal trailer creates a record

Posted on 27 October 2016 by admin

With the launch of the trailer, Aamir Khan’s Dangal has been generating tremendous buzz.

Upon it’s release, the trailer did not only prove to be a talking point in India but was a trending topic Worldwide, with it trending high under the trends of the world on Twitter.

Having a power packed onset, the trailer has been witnessing a visible high. Aamir Khan’s Dangal trailer has already crossed 25 million views across platforms during the weekend.

Dangal trailer, having a high dose of emotions has been winning accolades from across quarters. The crux of Mahaveer Phogat’s biopic, the Father-Daughter story has struck chords with the masses worldwide. The effect of the trailer has been long lasting with it witnessing sustenance across digital platforms.

The trailer of Dangal continues to be one of the top most trending content pieces on Youtube too. Youtubers overseas are also actively participating and reviewing the trailer. The trailer also has a very negligible ratio of likes to dislikes on the platform, with less than 2% of the 25 million viewers disliking it.

From motivational picture posts, to largely popular dialogues, Dangal’s trailer and its scenes are being used to create many points on digital platforms. Disney presents, Aamir Khan Productions ‘Dangal’ produced by Aamir Khan, Kiran Rao & Siddharth Roy Kapur and directed by Nitesh Tiwari.

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I’d love to be with someone special, says Parineeti Chopra

Posted on 27 October 2016 by admin

She looks like a million bucks. Parineeti Chopra also has an interesting line-up of films and several big brand endorsements in her kitty.

The actor says she is in a `great place` workwise. However, Parineeti, who turns a year older on October 22, wishes to celebrate her birthday in a `special way` this year. `I am a birthday person. I am not modest about birthdays. I am shameless about gifts. I have got a bigger house only so that I can accommodate more gifts (laughs),`she says, talking about her love life, and more.

Do you like celebrating your birthday?

Yes, absolutely. From October 23, I start a countdown to my next birthday (laughs). The irony is that I don’t celebrate my birthday in a big way. I just know that it is my day and that people will call me and send me presents. You get a lot of love on this day. This year though, since I have worked a lot and I plan to continue working, I will do something special. I will organise a party or go out, and dance and have fun with my friends.

Is this birthday special for you, as you have new films in your kitty after taking a break?

Yes, when it comes to work, I am in a great place. I am glad that I could finish one film, and have [signed] the next one already. We will announce another one soon.

It is going to be busy a year, which is what I wanted. I have worked towards this. I have worked on my body, and I am charged up about the coming year. In fact, the last six months flew by. This birthday is going to be a good one. you recently said that the only thing you will be quiet about is your personal life…

Three to four years ago, I used to think that if I have someone special in life, I will be open and I will tell people about it. That still remains true to a certain extent, as I won’t hide it. At the same time, I won’t flaunt it too. There’s so much scrutiny. Relationships are over-analysed. I don’t want that to happen to my relationships or my love life.

Is something happening on the romantic front? Right now, there’s nothing. However, I have opened my heart to a relationship. I want somebody to come into my life. So, hopefully, it should happen soon. I am putting out the message into the universe. With the kind of place I am in, emotionally and personally, I would love to be with someone [special].

What worries you the most vis-a-vis your personal life?

Since I am a public figure, my personal life will get written about, and that is bound to affect my relationships. That’s why I want to be careful about it (talking about her private life). My personal life – be it my love life, kids or marriage, are of utmost importance to me. I don’t want to get affected by the global scrutiny that every celebrity has to go through.

your last release, Kill Dill (2014), didn’t do well at the box office. yet, you chose to take a break from films. Were you not worried?

The answer is no, because when I had taken that break, I knew why I was taking it. The break has helped me so much. I put in a lot of passion and hard work into what I do. Plus, the kind of response that I get for everything now – whether it is for photo shoots, brand endorsements or films – is so positive. That’s because making an effort each working day. I think that was missing in my life two-three years ago.

Maybe, I wanted to give more, but I wasn’t able to. The break has recharged me. Do you feel positive about yourself after your makeover?

I feel really good, happy and positive about myself. It’s not just because of my physical transformation, but because I feel healthier, I have more stamina. I feel fresher when I wake up and feel happy with my work. I guess that’s showing, and I want to maintain this. It’s a result of everything that I do, whether it’s a photo shoot, an ad or a film; I can see the difference.

It takes a lot of courage to take a break at the start of your career… It’s a huge mark of strength. And honestly, I give credit to myself that I decided to take a break when I should have done more films. My intentions behind the break worked out well. I wanted to feel better and was tired of working every single day.

Whatever I have done in the past year has been accepted. Even though I took a break, the flow of offers for films and ads have been the same. It only means that I must have earned people’s good will in those two years. Otherwise, actors are written off in a jiffy. Touchwood, that hasn’t happened. your parents must be proud that you have bought a house in Mumbai?

Buying a house in Mumbai is a big thing. People joke about it, saying things like, `Main ek din ghar banaunga yahaan (I will build a house here).` I am so thankful that I have got my own house. It’s my space and I own it. I have lived in a rented place for the longest time – for five years.

My parents also feel that I have achieved something. It’s a proud feeling.

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Tiger Shroff – Disha Patani caught playing hide and seek with the media!

Posted on 19 October 2016 by admin

It is a known fact that celebs don’t like paparazzi bugging them while they are out for some ‘me’ time. Similar was the case of Tiger Shroff and his alleged girlfriend Disha Patani, who were seen spending quality time in a cafe in Bandra. According to an eyewitness, Tiger and Disha were all smiles when the shutterbugs noticed them. The duo has returned from Paris recently where they were shooting for their upcoming single ‘Befikra,’ the teaser of which is out now. As soon as the ‘Heropanti’ actor saw the paparazzi outside the restaurant, he made sure that he and Disha don’t get clicked together. Minutes later, Tiger left in his car and Disha took a rickshaw home. Talk about playing hide and seek with the media!

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