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Anushka Sharma owes it all to Aditya Chopra

Posted on 07 July 2016 by admin

Anushka Sharma, who had 8 eventful years in the Tinsel Town, owes it all to her first director Aditya Chopra, who helped her to take the first step in Bollywood in 2008 with none other than her ‘Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi’ co-star Shah Rukh Khan.

In an interview, reported by Deccan Chronicles, the 28-year-old actress said, “I have got good films and I am thankful to Aditya Chopra; he put a lot of faith in me.

Whenever I work on any Yash Raj film, I feel that they believed in me and that’s why I have been able to be in films today.

I had no connection with movies apart from watching them. My journey has been good and by God’s grace, I have not changed.”

With this, Anushka even stressed on the fact that she is a “self made woman” from a “normal background” and “wants to make the most” of the present “interesting” time as women are spreading their wings in every possible field of work.

“I am a self-made woman who came from a normal background and I treat my acting career with a lot of respect. Women are doing quite well in various fields, be it in costume, direction, editing, production; they are working everywhere now.

In fact, writers are also penning stories with female leads and the films are doing well at the box office. It is an interesting time and as an actress, I want to make the most of it,” she said.

On the work front, Anushka has geared up for the release of ‘Sultan,’ opposite Salman Khan this week. She will also be seen in Karan Johar’s ‘Ae DIl Hain Mushkil’ this year. Other than these, the actress is all set with her second movie as producer, ‘Phillauri,’ wherein she will also be acting.

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Deepika Padukone, Ranveer Singh’s public display of affection at IIFA 2016

Posted on 07 July 2016 by admin

Rumoured couple Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh have finally accepted their relationship. Or so it seems if you watch this clip of the duo during Deepika’s performance during IIFA in Madrid, Spain.

Deepika and Ranbir have been through their ups and downs but have never accepted their relationship publicly. So when Colors promoted a clip of IIFA, which will telecast this Sunday, audience was shocked seeing Deepika and Ranbir blowing kisses to each other and making heart with their hands.

Deepika performed to her hit song ‘Diwani Mastani’ at the award show. Deepika, who wrapped up the shoot of her Hollywood debut xXx: The Return of Xander Cage opposite Vin Diesel in May, is back in Bollywood after a while. Ranveer was also away from Mumbai as he was shooting for Aditya Chopra’s film Befikre in France.

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Kareena Kapoor Khan Regrets Skipping College for Showbiz

Posted on 29 June 2016 by admin

Mumbai: While Bollywood actresses like Priyanka Chopra and Deepika Padukone are making a splash in the West, their contemporary Kareena Kapoor Khan has no such ambitions. The actress says she has no ambition to go globe-trotting with her talent and is happy to have “a little place of her own”.

“My priorities are very different. The kind of work that these girls have put in, you need to have that kind of dedication of wanting to achieve so much and do it so wonderfully. I don’t want to conquer the world but I don’t mind having a little place of my own. It’s as simple as that,” said Kareena.

After creating waves with her musical skills, Priyanka came into the limelight with her TV show Quantico and is in the news for her much-anticipated debut film Baywatch. Deepika will be making her Hollywood debut with xXx: The Return of Xander Cage.

Kareena shared her views about her life as a star, getting associated with social causes and what she regrets in an interview by writer Naman Ramachandran for the July 2016 issue of Vogue India. It will be out on the stands on July 2, read a statement.

Kareena, who is married to actor Saif Ali Khan, is a UNICEF ambassador but prefers to do the work quietly.

“Spreading the word about causes is nice but talking about my personal charity is something I don’t like to do. But of course, I am a celebrity advocate for UNICEF and we have worked closely over the last four years for the education of the girl child in India. That is something I am passionate about because education is something I believe in completely,” the actress said.

The actress shared that she still regrets ditching college for showbiz.

“I couldn’t complete my education. I kind of rushed into films, so I think that’s a sensitive part of my life and I always regret I never got to go to college,” she said.

Besides reading film scripts, there is something else that is keeping Kareena occupied these days: a wellness blog in association with nutritionist Rujuta Diwekar, author of books like Don’t Lose Your Mind, Lose Your Weight.

“We are thinking about a blog that addresses women and their problems in terms of food and exercise, pregnancy, menopause… So many different topics,” she said.

The actress is currently riding high on the success of her latest release Udta Punjab.

So where does Kareena see herself a decade down the line?

“Hopefully giving another interview, making some sense, working all my life. I think we are in the habit of aping the West a lot. And the West has amazing actors who are married and with children. It has never stopped them. I think we are getting there,” she said

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Priyanka Chopra: Showing the world what Bollywood can do

Posted on 29 June 2016 by admin

Priyanka Chopra won the Best Supporting Actress gong at the International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) Awards on Sunday – but she hasn’t yet signed up for any more Hindi films.

Instead, Chopra has spent most of this year in the US, shooting for her debut Hollywood movie – the Baywatch reboot – opposite Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson and ZacEfron.

She has starred in more than 50 Indian films since being crowned Miss World in 2000.

After a short stint as a Universal Music Group recording artist, Chopra found wide fame in America when she signed a talent holding deal with ABC Studios, leading to her television debut in Quantico.

The crime thriller has been renewed for a second season and bagged Chopra the Favourite Actress in a New TV Series gong at this year’s People’s Choice Awards.

But despite her success, Chopra says she wouldn’t describe herself as “a Hollywood star” just yet.

“I’m still very new, I’m not even a year old in America,” she told the BBC. “I may be on the cover of Time [Magazine] because of 100 most influential, People’s Choice Awards, Teen Choice Awards but I think there is such a long way to go.” ‘Indian actors are not a joke’ Chopra now hopes that she can use her wider profile to make Indian Cinema more accessible in the west.

“To convince another part of the world that Bollywood is not just jokers who break in to song and dance was very difficult. I’m literally ploughing the ground and making people understand that Indian actors are not a joke.”

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Yami Gautam ready to DUMP Pulkit Samrat?

Posted on 29 June 2016 by admin

So we’ve just got to hear that Yami Gautam and Pulkit Samrat are soon parting ways. Yes! Our reliable source exclusively reveals to us that the couple has been facing major differences since the past few weeks and Yami has finally given up. Turns out, she doesn’t want to continue being with someone who cannot resurrect his career, while she has been getting rather good films including her next film Kaabil opposite Hrithik Roshan.

Speaking of which, our source informs that Yami strongly feels her link up with Pulkit will only hamper her success. And also for the fact, how Pulkit has still not divorced his wife Shweta Rohira, makes her belief even more stronger. Now will Pulkit be able to sort things out? Will he able to convince Yami to give their relationship a second chance? Only time will tell!

But Yami has made up her mind and there’s no looking back for her.

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IIFA 2016 leaves Madrid with Bollywood high

Posted on 29 June 2016 by admin

From Salman Khan, Priyanka Chopra, Deepika Padukone to Hrithik Roshan — the IIFA 2016 gala, which concluded on Sunday (June 26), seemed like a big budget multi-starrer Bollywood film, with the colours, magic and drama that the country’s movie industry exudes.

The 17th edition of the big fat Bollywood affair, organised by the International Indian Film Academy (IIFA), saw mesmerising performances by Hrithik, Priyanka, Deepika and Salman to business forums held to strengthen bonds between India and Spain — which are celebrating 60 years of diplomatic ties.

The four-day gala, which started on June 23, saw the presence of several film celebrities and scores of their fans.

The opening day witnessed the official unveiling of Mirzya, which marks the debut of Anil Kapoor’s son Harshvardhan. Here, Shilpa Shetty took to the stage and gave Madrid a dekko at her famous thumkas.

Joining them on stage were stars like Salman, Priyanka, Farhan Akhtar, Shahid Kapoor, Sonakshi Sinha and Deepika who expressed their excitement at being in Madrid to celebrate the power of Bollywood. Every year, IIFA organisers explore an international destination for the extravaganza with the aim of popularising the Hindi film industry, and other things Indian.

For instance, fitness freak Shilpa hosted a mass Yoga Masterclass, involving several people to know more about the ancient art form and its benefits.

The IIFA gala was timed right to integrate with the city’s Mulafest — a Movement of Urban Life and Arts event and exhibition — which is Madrid’s annual culture fest that brings together music, art and food all in one place.

Adding an Indian musical touch to the Mulafest were Raghu Dixit Project, Midival Pundits, Karsh Kale and Nucleya, who got the party grooving.

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Criminal case against Bollywood actor Jacqueline Fernandez

Posted on 23 June 2016 by admin

The  court  has  fixed  July  1  for  hearing  and  has  asked  the complainant, an advocate, to produce primary witnesses in the court.

Earlier, on June 15, Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee (DSGMC) in a letter written to Chairperson of the Central Board of Film Certification Pahlaj Nihalani had asked him to get the controversial song removed from the film as it was desecration of the Sikh symbol.

“The song depicts a semi-clad Jacqueline Fernandez, dancing with a kirpan dangling in front of her legs and supported by a cloth belt worn around the waist by her and thereby made the mockery of the sacredness and respect of the religious symbols of kirpan,”  Manjinder Singh Sirsa, general secretary, DSGMC, said.

DSGMC letter says the ‘act’ is hurting sentiments of Sikhs who have sent a number of complaints to the committee. Sirsa said that he has requested the CBFC to instruct director Rohit Dhawan to immediately remove all the trailers and videos of the aforementioned song uploaded on YouTube or other websites.

“Either delete the song from the movie or re-shoot its video sans the wearing of kirpan supported by the actress and to instruct the director and cast of the movie to make public apology to the Sikh community for the deliberate insult done to a respectable Sikh religious symbol. If the CBFC fails to take appropriate action in this context, DSGMC will be compelled to initiate criminal proceedings against the director of Dishoom as well as against the CBFC,” said the open letter written to Pahlaj Nihalani.

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‘Naagin’ Mouni Roy to make her Bollywood debut

Posted on 23 June 2016 by admin

Here’s news to rejoice for Mouni Roy fans. She’s all set to step into the silver screen.

According to Pinkvilla reports, the telly ville’s Naagin will soon be starring as the female lead in Bejoy Nambiar’s Tamil remake of Mani Ratnam’s 1988 blockbuster Agni Nachathiram.

Reportedly, the yet-untitled remake stars Sanam Teri Kasam famed Harshvardhan Rane and Masaan famed Vicky Kaushal.

Agni Nachathiram is an action thriller and revolves around the relationship of two step brothers.

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Sadia Khan On Her Bollywood Debut

Posted on 23 June 2016 by admin

Model-turned-actress Sadia Khan, who recently shared a selfie with Akshay Kumar, revealed to Instep that she is in talks with an Indian production house for a possible role in a Bollywood film alongside Kumar.

“I was called to meet Akshay. It’s an item song sort of thing for which I auditioned,” she had said earlier. However, in a latest conversation, Khan revealed to Instep that it’s not just a song, but a lead role for which she flew out to India.

“It’s a lead role alongside Akshay in the film titled Ikka,” Khan explained. “It’s a very good role and I found the character attractive.”

The actress also elaborated on why she and Maya Ali (who was also approached for the same role) were initially hesitant about doing the role.

“Both Maya and I liked the character and this is the reason we went to India but we had some reservations regarding the role because there is a bold song in the film.”

According to Khan, the film has three songs in total. While Ali is out of the race, Khan is waiting to hear from the producers who have asked her to wait for three to four weeks since Kumar is on a family holiday these days.

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Shocking! Bipasha Basu’s new name post marriage REJECTED by Twitter!

Posted on 15 June 2016 by admin

Bipasha Basu will be adding her husband Karan Singh Grover’s last name to hers for upcoming films.

While the actress has already made the change on her Instagram account and her handle is now Bipasha Singh Grover, her Twitter handle remains Bipasha Basu coz it was just too long…

The actress laughs, ”I tried changing on Twitter too but it said that the name was too long and didn’t accept it. I am also changing my name for films to Bipasha Basu Singh Grover (laughs).

It’s a full sentence and I love it!” Why such a long name? “Why not? I am not changing it in person. Just keeping my husband’s name with my family name. I love being married. Looking after my husband and home is cute.”

Bipasha is also learning to cook new dishes. “I always cooked but once in a while. I am lazy about cooking. But between me and Karan, he, I think, is a better cook as has he has studied in Hotel Management. My best dish is Chicken Khow Suey and my command over Thai food is good too,” but if you ask me Karan’s best dish? “I am yet to taste it (laughs)!”

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