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Kim Sharma divorces her Kenya-based husband Ali Punjani

Posted on 09 November 2017 by admin

For a long time Kim Sharma’s troubled marriage with Kenya based businessman Ali Punjaniwas doing the round and now the latest could be heard that the ‘Mohabattein’ actress finally divorced her husband and now she is happily single. Kim applied for divorce some months back and now the paper work is completed.

After splitting with Ali, Kim headed to India and established relationship with designer Arjun Khanna. Both were spotted together in few occasions and looks visibly happy. Kim and Arjun’s extra-marital affair came into forefront when both entered celebrity photographer Daboo Ratnani’s calender launch hand in hand early this year. In the beginning of January, Arjun and Kim headed for a vacation in Alibaugh. On Kim’s birthday on January 21, Arjun planned a bash for her in Goa.

It is reported that Ali’s extra-marital affair spoiled their relationship.

“Ali left Kim as he got attracted to another woman. The irony is that when Ali met Kim, he was plump and not great-looking but now because he is in love, he has lost weight and looking great. But Kim is left with no money or financial security,” DNA quoted a source as saying.

In the beginning, Kim Sharma denied stories of marital trouble, she said, “It’s all rubbish. I don’t really want to comment on such rubbish stories”.

Talking about the rumours, she had first tweeted, “When you spend the weekend raging at #Coldplay and come back to find out you’re ‘penniless’”

Her second tweet reads, “I can’t wrap my head around all these different angles and ‘groundbreaking’ details everyone seems to know so much about.” “Straight from the horse’s mouth – There is much ado about nothing. Next,” she concluded with this tweet.

 

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Parineeti Chopra bags Akshay Kumar-starrer Kesari

Posted on 09 November 2017 by admin

 Parineeti Chopra had a great debut in 2011 with Ladies VS Ricky Bahl. Despite being just one of the four girls, Parineeti stole the thunder from everyone and was inundated with praises and best debutant awards. She followed it up with some great performances in films like Ishaqzaade, Shuddh Desi Romance and Hasee Toh Phasee. But then she delivered two back-to-back flops – Daawat-E-Ishq and Kill Dil. She then took a sabbatical and made a comeback almost 2 ½ years later with Meri Pyaari Bindu. But even that didn’t work much. Finally, the Diwali release Golmaal Again brought cheer and the much needed hit in her life.

That’s not all. She already has two exciting films in her kitty – acclaimed director Dibakar Banerjee’s Sandeep Aur Pinky Faraar, co-starring Ishaqzaade co-star Arjun Kapoor, and Vipul Shah’s Namastey Canada, also starring Arjun. And now, reports claim that she has bagged one more film and it arguably would be the biggest project of her career. The film in question is Kesari, starring Akshay Kumar and produced by Dharma Productions. It is expected to be one of the biggest films of 2019 and it’s based on the significant Battle of Saragarhi. Earlier, Salman Khan was also a part of the project but he backed out for unknown reasons. It is directed by acclaimed Punjabi director Anurag Singh. With his massy storytelling and stunning action and VFX shots, Kesari can prove to be a bigger hit than Golmaal Again for Parineeti.

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Race 3’s complete star cast revealed

Posted on 09 November 2017 by admin

One of the most surprising developments of the year was that of Race 3. The first two parts featured Saif Ali Khan in leading roles. But earlier in 2017, it was announced that Salman Khan will play the lead role in Race 3. Moreover, Abbas-Mustan, who handled the first 2 parts, won’t be helming the third part. Instead, Remo D’Souza would be directing the slick action thriller.

Later, the makers made it clear that Jacqueline Fernandez and Bobby Deol have joined the cast. For the rest of the cast, there was a lot of speculation. It was speculated that Sidharth Malhotra, Aditya Roy Kapur and Sooraj Pancholi are a part of the cast but the makers remained tight lipped.

Finally, today the producers of the film, Tips, announced the complete star cast of the film, thereby putting an end to all the speculations. As per the announcement, Race 3 will star Salman Khan, Jacqueline Fernandez, Bobby Deol, Saqib Saleem, Daisy Shah and Freddy Daruwala.

Race 3 is all set to release on Eid 2018. The film will reportedly go on floors in this month itself. Major part of the shooting is expected to take place somewhere in Middle East.

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First-time GTA home buyers take to the skies in condos

Posted on 03 November 2017 by admin

Condominiums house more than 20% of Torontonians and 13% of Canadians, according to the latest census.

Six hundred square feet isn’t huge. But Emily Pickles figures her new condo in Burlington will be larger than anything she could afford downtown.

“Where the market’s at right now it’s a little scary. It was surprising to see what I could get for my budget — it’s not much,” said the 22-year-old TTC customer communications and special events co-ordinator.

When Pickles moves into her place next year, she will join the one in five Toronto Census Metropolitan Area (CMA) households that live in condos, according to the latest census data. That proportion is about the same in Burlington although it’s not part of the Toronto CMA.

For first-time millennial buyers like Pickles, condos have become the de facto starter home, an answer to ownership in the face of big city prices.

But in Toronto, high rises come with questions about whether we’re building the right kind of housing. If not, how do we sustain vibrant high-rise communities suitable for all ages?

In Canada, 13.3 per cent or 1.9 million households live in condos and the Toronto region accounts for 445,650 of those, according to the census.

In Vancouver, nearly one in three households live in condos. Even some smaller cities such as Calgary and Kelowna, B.C. — where the numbers are 21.8 per cent and 21.5 per cent, respectively — have proportionately similar condominium populations to Toronto.

In Toronto the trajectory of condo development is clear. It’s less straightforward in the 905 communities, according to information provided by the city.

“The proportion of households living in condominium units is likely to rise,” said Michael Wright of Toronto planning.

“The bulk of the city’s potential housing supply includes condominium units. For the five-year period ending June 30, 51 per cent of the proposed development projects in the city’s pipeline involve at least one condominium application, and these projects represent 85 per cent of the residential units proposed, under construction or recently built,” he said in an email.

Although condos can range from single-detached homes, town houses and low-rise apartments, the majority of units in Toronto are high rise and, even in the 905, where municipalities are building population densities around the region’s expanded transit system, there’s a clear push to the sky.

For Pickles, who is living with her parents until her unit is ready, the move means home ownership near enhanced transit service on GO’s busy Lake Shore West line.

She put down 30 per cent on the $307,000 apartment, and figures her payments, including condo fees, will still be less than rent downtown.

“Rent is insane,” she said, citing friends whose leasing costs are so prohibitive they struggle to afford the city amenities for which they’re paying a premium to be close to.

Condominiums, which provide about a third of the City of Toronto’s rental stock, have been an effective response to the problem of affording a starter home in Toronto, particularly for millennials. They’re also evidence of Toronto’s oft-touted world class status, said Phil Soper, CEO of Royal LePage.

“One third of housing stock we’ve added since 2011 is condominium. When I was a kid (in 1980) it was 6 per cent. That’s a dramatic change. Clearly we’re adjusting the product people buy into. It’s clear we’ve joined other global cities in a changing social norm where many people don’t expect the white picket fence,” he said.

And condos work for millennial consumers — until there’s a second child in the family.

“When they have that second child, there’s a switch that’s thrown in the direction their lives take for home ownership and they will head to the suburbs just like their parents did,” said Soper of the key millennial consumer segment. “What they’re not doing is buying their first home in the suburbs.”

The potential migration of young home owners to the suburbs could put the city’s vibrancy at risk. But it’s a risk that can be addressed by governments putting the right incentives in place to encourage the development of bigger condos.

The census provides more ammunition for building the housing that planners call the “missing middle.”

Those are the attached town homes and mid-rise apartments that are priced and sized somewhere between the region’s glut of high-rise and single-family detached homes, said Marcy Burchfield, executive director of the Neptis Foundation, which has been studying Ontario’s anti-sprawl growth plan.

It’s housing that accommodates struggling middle- and middle-lower income families, she said. That’s key in a region where the census showed 26.7 per cent of home owners and 47 per cent of tenants are spending more than 30 per cent of their household income on housing.

That’s a clear indicator of financial stress. Add the cost of commuting to the high cost of housing, and the affordability challenge grows again, she said.

“Moving the needle on changing the composition on the dwelling structure of our region is one way of doing that,” said Burchfield.

“That is where we need to focus our efforts. It’s got to be around current transit and where we’re building all this high capacity, high speed transit around the GO stations. That is really where we’re going to start to see movement around this affordability issue,” said Burchfield.

Location near a GO station was a key selling point for Pickles because it puts her on a more frequent train service and it’s a reprieve from the noise of downtown.

“It would be nice at my age to live downtown but I wasn’t fully ready to do that,” she said.

At the same time, owning a home of her own was a priority.

“I wanted to get my foot in the door. I wanted to own my piece of property,” said Pickles. “I wanted to be building something up myself.”

 

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Census confirms Brampton’s growth, youth and diversity

Posted on 03 November 2017 by admin

Brampton, ON – Wednesday’s Statistics Canada’s 2016 Census release, as well as findings from earlier this year, confirms Brampton’s strong growth, youth and ethno-cultural diversity, making it attractive for business and government investment.

Highlights:

• Brampton’s growth continues to be driven by immigration, as over 52 per cent (308,790 people) of its population was born outside of Canada, a two per cent increase from the 2011 Census.

• The City celebrates a diverse population that represents people from 234 distinct ethnic backgrounds, up from 209 reported ethnic backgrounds in 2011.

• Brampton ranks fifth nationally for percentage of immigrants making up total population, behind Richmond (BC), Markham, Richmond Hill and Mississauga.

“Brampton’s growth, youth and diversity is really remarkable – making our city truly unique in Canada. Brampton is an exciting and dynamic place to live and work,” said Mayor Linda Jeffrey. “People from around the world are choosing to live here. Business and all levels of government are recognizing that growth through targeted investment in our city.”

Quick Facts:

• February’s 2016 Census release on population showed almost 40 people choose to move to Brampton every day.

• Brampton’s growth rate is double that of the Region of Peel’s, three times greater than Ontario’s, and two-and-a-half times greater than Canada’s growth rate.

• With a net increase of almost 70,000 people since the 2011 census, Brampton is the second fastest growing community of Canada’s largest 25 cities.

• May’s 2016 census release on age showed that Brampton’s continues to rank among the youngest large cities in Canada:

• Brampton has an average age of 36.5, compared to an average age of 39.7 for the Greater Toronto Area, 41.0 for the province, and a national average age of 41.0.

• August’s language data release highlighted Brampton’s diversity, as the number of languages spoken in Brampton rose to 115 from the 89 reported in the 2011 census.

Recognizing its young and growing population, the Province of Ontario has committed to supporting a new university in Brampton, bringing innovative approaches to skills development needed to build the workforce of tomorrow.

Understanding demographic trends helps the City plan investments and development to compete on a global stage. Brampton recently launched a public engagement campaign to tap into its unique demographics for input on creating a planning vision, to help position Brampton as a North American leader in urban planning and design and build a connected, inclusive, innovative and bold city.

For more detailed census information on Brampton, visit www.brampton.ca/census

 

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Ranbir Kapoor, Alia Bhatt starrer Brahmastra is all set to release in 3D

Posted on 03 November 2017 by admin

Brahmastra was announced with much fanfare by Karan Johar on social media. With Ranbir Kapoor in the lead role of a superhero, the film is said to have been inspired from Indian mythology and now we hear that the makers are releasing it in 3D.

Karan Johar has time and again maintained that Brahmastra is a trilogy that will follow the story of the protagonist which includes from establishing characters to achieving his goals by defeating the antagonists. From what we hear, the makers have big plans for the film including a lavish budget of Rs. 150 crores. The film will feature Ranbir Kapoor having the superpower of unleashing fire from his palms.

While they have asserted that the film will not bear any resemblance to the other Bollywood superhero franchise Krrish, Namit Malhotra, the global CEO of Prime Focus who is currently working on the film, aspires to take it to Hollywood standards. Namit has asserted that they wouldn’t be compromising on the scale since they want to make it in high quality wherein India is able to match up to the Hollywood superhero flicks that gain a lot of acceptance in the country.

On the other hand, Malhotra also spoke about releasing the film in 3D wherein he maintained that the film will be shot in a regular manner but the quality of converting it into 3D will be superlative. He also claims that the film will resonate with all age groups from six to 60.

Also co-starring Alia Bhatt and Amitabh Bachchan in lead roles, Ayan Mukerji returns with this action superhero drama after the success of his last film Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani [2013]. The film that was supposed to go on floor this year had to face a few delays owing to the actors’ other commitments as well as the heavy VFX that the film demands. Now it has been pushed to early next year. Brahmastra is slated to release on August 15, marking the occasion of Independence Day, in 2019.

 

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Katrina Kaif to launch her own fashion line

Posted on 03 November 2017 by admin

After various actresses have diversified from just acting and have launched their own enterprises be it in fashion or perfumes or for that matter even restaurant, we hear that yet another A-list actress is all set on following suit. If what we hear is true, then after Anushka Sharma launching her own fashion line, her co-star Katrina Kaif will soon be following with her own fashion line.

In fact, sources state that Katrina Kaif who has been busy shooting for Tiger Zinda Hai is on the verge of closing a deal with her partners. Once done, Katrina, who made her way to social networking sites earlier this year, will officially announce her foray into the world of fashion. Though further details of what exactly Katrina’s line will be are unknown, an official announcement could be made in the next few weeks, once the actress and her team finish the final touches to the deal.

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Veera Di Wedding’ poster: Kareena, Sonam dance bhangra in turban, sherwani

Posted on 03 November 2017 by admin

After the teaser poster, finally the makers of ‘Veera Di Wedding’ shared the first poster of ‘Veera Di Wedding’ and it shows the four female leads, Kareena Kapoor Khan, Sonam Kapoor, Swara Bhaskar and Shikha Talsania dressed in sherwani, turban and dancing bhangra.

Sonam on Wednesday shared the poster on Twitter and captioned it: “Saade Veere Di Wedding is fixed. Aana zaroor. Get ready for ‘Veere Di Wedding’. Save the date May 18, 2018.”

Helmed by Shashank Ghosh, ‘Veere Di Wedding’ is presented by Balaji Motion Pictures.

Ekta Kapoor tweeted: “With great pleasure, you’re invited to celebrate our Veere Di Wedding with us! Get ready for Veere Di Wedding. Save the date May 18.”

The romantic comedy is being co-produced by Sonam’s sister Rhea Kapoor, Ekta and Nikhil Dwivedi.

‘Veera Di Wedding’ marks Kareena Kapoor Khan’s first movie post Taimur’s birth. The film was extensively shot in Delhi and now the team is heading to Bangkok for the next shooting schedule.

 

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Aishwarya to play beautician Shahnaz Husain in a biopic

Posted on 03 November 2017 by admin

As per the latest report, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan was approached to play the role of noted beautician Shahnaz Husain in her biopic. Apart from Ash, Priyanka Chopra was also one of the top contenders for the film but the makers might have zeroed upon the ‘Jazbaa’ actress.  Director Puja Bedi first wanted Priyanka to play the role but the actress is too busy with her Hollywood commitments.

However, Kamlesh Pandey, who is scripting the film, affirms that Aishwarya was the first choice for the film. He said in an interview that two other actresses expressed their desire to be part of the project. “But we want the tehzeeb and adab of the character to reflect in the actor’s DNA. The vocabulary certainly could not be that of the Facebook and Twitter generation. Aishwarya is perfect, keeping in mind all these prerequisites,” he said.

Director Puja Bedi went to Aishwarya with the script and she is yet to give her nod, as per reports, even Shahnaz Husain wants Aishwarya to play her role.

Pandey, who penned the script of Aishwarya’s comeback film ‘Jazbaa’, believes that the former beauty queen has lot of potential which Bollywood falied to discover yet. “Bollywood has been too preoccupied by Aishwarya Rai’s beauty to challenge the actor in her,” he said.

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$500,000 in rare coins and bills stolen in Mississauga

Posted on 25 October 2017 by admin

Police are asking for help finding the alleged thief, who stole the coins and bills last month.

Police are investigating after a British Columbia man had around $500,000 worth of rare coins and bills stolen from his vehicle while it was parked in Mississauga last month.

The 68-year-old man had travelled to Ontario for a collectibles convention, police said. He parked in a hotel parking near Edwards Blvd. and Derry Rd. on Sept. 28, leaving two bags of coins and bills inside his vehicle.

According to police, a suspect — described as a balding man with a heavy build and between the ages of 35 and 45 — broke into the collector’s vehicle at around 1 p.m. that day and walked away with the bags.

The stolen bank notes and coins include an American $20 coin and Canadian $5 bills issued by the Bank of Hamilton and the Molsons Bank.

Surveillance video of the alleged suspect has been released by police.

 

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