Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Saif Ali Khan, Fatima Sana Shaikh, Ali Fazal to star in 'Bhoot Police'

As per the latest report, Saif Ali Khan, Fatima Sana Shaikh and Ali Fazal will star together in a horror- comedy ‘Bhoot Police’. The film will be released in 3D and will be directed by Pavan Kirpalani.

Noted film critic and trade analyst Taran Adarsh shared the news on Twitter.

He wrote, “OFFICIAL ANNOUNCEMENT... Saif Ali Khan, Ali Fazal and Fatima Sana Shaikh in #BhootPolice... A horror-comedy in 3D... Directed by Pavan Kirpalani... Produced by Fox Star Studios... Shoot commences Aug 2019.”

The film will hit the floors in August this year.

Source: www.bollywoodmantra.com

Kapil Sharma sings romantic track for wife Ginni on his show

Kapil Sharma’s newly married wife Ginni Chatrath graced his show and the ace comedian sang a romantic track for his wife. Ginni could not stop blushing as Kapil sings for her.

He chose an old classic song O Hansini. Ginni, who was seating among the audience cheering and smiling for her hubby.

Popular singers Mika Singh, Daler Mehendi, Hansraj Hans and Jasbir Jassi graced the show.

Kapil tied the knot with his long time girlfriend Ginni Chatrath in a private wedding in Jalandhar. The couple took pheras and wedding vows in the presence of respective families and close friends. The bride looked utterly gorgeous in a red lehenga paired with stunning jewellery. Ginni is accessorised with bridal choora and kaleerein while Kapil wore a green embroided sherwani.

Celebs like Hina Khan, Guru Randhawa, Jassie Gill and others have posted their best wishes for Kapil and Ginni. "God bless you both. All the very best for this new journey and congratulations," wrote Hina Khan.

Sumona Chakrabvarti, Krushna Abhishek, Rajiv Thakur, Bharti Singh and with husband Harsh Limbachiyaa were part of the wedding. The festivities kick-started with mata ki chowki followed by mehendi and sangeet ceremony.

Of the wedding festivities, Kapil earlier told IANS, "We wanted to keep it low key. But Ginni is the only daughter in her family. Her folks wanted the wedding to be on a lavish scale. And I completely understand their sentiments. My mother also wants the wedding to be lavish."

Kapil recently revealed his love story to Bombay Times, “When I started earning well, my mother took my marriage proposal to her family, which got rejected. Her dad sweetly said, ‘Shut up’ (laughs!). Thereafter, I got busy with work, while she pursued MBA in Finance. She kept studying to avoid marriage proposals. At that time, I was settled in Mumbai, and so much was happening in my life. I then realised ki itna kuchh hua hai, but she never disturbed me. Itna patience kisi mein nahi dekha maine (never saw this level of patience in anybody). That’s when I decided that it was the right time to marry.”

Kapil is a gem of a person and very caring. There is no one like him and I can’t find anyone better than him. He is a family man. If he loves his mother and sister so much, it’s certain that he would love his partner, too. He is a star for the audience, not for me. He is still humble the way he was years ago and hasn’t changed at all,” Ginni told the tabloid.

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‘Sooryavanshi’ first look: Akshay Kumar as powerful cop in Rohit Shetty’s next

The first look of ‘Sooryavanshi’ starring Akshay Kumar in the role of a cop is unveiled. It is a Rohit Shetty’s film and he again continued his ‘Simmba’ formula. In his last outing ‘Simmba’, Ranveer Singh played the role of a police and it was a super duper hit.

In the first look, Akshay is seen in police uniform and in super action mode. Akshay shared the posters on Instagram and captioned them as, “From #RohitShetty’s Police universe, get ready for the fire-packed #Sooryavanshi, releasing on Eid 2020!  @itsrohitshetty @karanjohar@reliance.entertainment@rohitshettypicturez @dharmamovies#CapeOfGoodFilms”

Another one read, “A bullet for a bullet! Get ready for #RohitShetty’s #Sooryavanshi  on Eid 2020.

Action-packed, masala intact!  @itsrohitshetty @karanjohar@reliance.entertainment@rohitshettypicturez @dharmamovies#CapeOfGoodFilms”

Filmmaker Karan Johar captioned the first look of ‘Sooryavanshi’ as # "Eid 2020 will be about a bullet for a bullet. Sooryavanshi stars the Khiladi of all time, Akshay Kumar and directed by the blockbuster machine Rohit Shetty”.

Ajay Devgn, who played police officer in many movies wrote, "A bullet for a bullet... He's not alone..."

The film is slated for 2020 Eid release.

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Alia Bhatt, Ranbir Kapoor unveil ‘Brahmastra’ logo at Kumbh Mela

On the occasion of Maha Shivratri, Ranbir Kapoor and Alia Bhatt headed to Kumbh Mela and unveiled the logo of their upcoming film, ‘Brahmastra’ in the sky with lights. Director Ayan Mukherji also joined them. Around 150 drones lit up the sky forming ‘Brahmastra’ logo.

Alia looked lovely in a light green suit while Ranbir Kapoor chose to wear a kurta pyjama teamed with a jacket. "It's the Brahmastra logo day... Our journey has just about begun and we are at the Kumbh mela and we are very excited. Look up at the sky," Alia said ahead of the logo launch in a video shared by the film's production house Dharma Productions while Ranbir added, "I am very excited... can't match her energy, but super excited."

Before unveiling the logo, the team of ‘Brahmastra’ also performed small puja.

It is trilogy and the first part will be released this year.  Alia Bhatt earlier told news agency PTI, "We are very excited about the film. It is a step ahead. This will take cinema to another level."

The mega venture is been extensively shot in Bulgaria, New York and Mumbai.

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Sara Ali Khan wishes brother Ibrahim on birthday adorably

Saif Ali Khan and Amrita Singh’s son Ibrahim turned a year older today and sister Sara Ali Khan showers wishes and love on her doting brother.

Sara shared a picture in which Ibrahim is seen having hard time lifting his sister.

Sara wrote, "Happiest birthday to the best brother in the world. Thank you for always having my back (literally) and tolerating all my nonsense patiently (mostly)."

Talking about her brother and his Bollywood debut, the actress once revealed, “Ibrahim’s 18 and we’re very close. There’s nothing about me he doesn’t know while I know just 10 per cent of his life because he can be somewhat shady (chuckles). My mom, Ibrahim and I are a close unit.”

She added, “He does (want to become an actor) and from what I’ve seen of him on stage, he’ll be a better actor than me. Recently he gave me a page from his play. I’ve no idea if he had got his lines right because I couldn’t take my eyes off his face. He’s that good. But wanting to be an actor and understanding what it’s about and knowing this is what you want to do is a journey. I think he’s 99 per cent there.”

Source: www.bollywoodmantra.com

Sunday, March 3, 2019

Priyanka Chopra tweets ‘Jai Hind’ post airstrike, Pakistan files petition

Pakistan filed an online petition against actress Priyanka Chopra seeking to remove her as the UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador. The reason is Priyanka tweets in support of India after the recent airstrike.

The actress lauded the efforts of the Army and tweeted, "Jai Hind #IndianArmedForces". Her tweet did not impress the Pakistani and they filed petition against the actress seeking for her removal.

The petition reads, "War between two nuclear powers can only lead to destruction & death. As goodwill ambassador of UNICEF, Priyanka Chopra was supposed to stay neutral & peaceful but her tweet in favour of Indian arm forces after they invaded Pakistan airspace shows otherwise. She doesn’t deserve this title anymore," reads the petition as cited by Avaaz.org.

They also tagged the UN and the UNICEF.             

Priyanka is not the only Bollywood celebrities to praise the India soldiers but many Bollywood celebrities took to their social media account and shower praise on the Indian soldiers after the historic airstrike that damaged the terror camps situated in Pakistan.

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Sonali Bendre gets teary-eyed while recalling her cancer journey

Sonali Bendre, who successfully battled cancer opened up about how she fights out the disease and what she has gone through physically and mentally throughout her treatment in New York.

“I wanted to be charge of my narrative from the start. When you are a public figure, there are so many narratives that it out there. And suddenly you lose hold of that narrative very quickly. It becomes a different thing all together,” the actor said at the India Today Conclave 2019.

“As I went through the process, I realised that there are so many others that would be going to through it. I wouldn’t be honest that if I said, ‘Everything was sunshine’. It was not, it was painful and you do have to go through it,” she added.

Sonali turned emotional recalling her low phases and said that she learned that one can do nothing but to deal with it.

“Every time I kept thinking ‘Why am I not being positive?’ and then you start feeling ‘Did I do something wrong?’. But there is pain and what can you do about it. “You have to go through that pain. And that’s why I wanted it to be out that there is pain and it is hard. The point is to reduce that time to as minimum and prolong the good time for as long as you can,” the actor said.

Goldie and Sonali are being very honest to their son Ranveer and divulged about her disease to their son.

“Ranveer was on a school trip and I could have sent him back home but I needed to see him. I need to be able to talk to him. That’s the way we have brought him up and we have always been very honest with him. “The only thing that we were hoping was that by not lying to him, one day he will not be lying to us. That he will be honest with us and that was the example we were trying to set.”

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Ex-lovers Ranbir Kapoor, Deepika Padukone enjoy coffee date

Ex-lovers Ranbir Kapoor and Deepika Padukone collaborated for a commercial. A new picture of the duo was surfaced on net which showed them sipping coffee and enjoying each other company to the fullest.

Commenting on Deepika collaborating with her ex-lover, Ranveer Singh said that he is not at all insecure, the 'Padmaavat' actor said, "Do I seem like an insecure person, really? I am not an insecure type at all. I am extremely secure in who I am and what I am. I know that nobody can love her the way I do, so it's cool."

Referring to his 'Gully Boy' dialogue “Tere Bhai Jaisa Koi Hard-ich Nahi Hai” (No one is tough like your brother), Ranveer added that his achievement is also the fact that Deepika is now his wife. “Deepika Padukone ko wife bana diya, yeh hota hai achievement” (I made Deepika Padukone my wife, that’s an achievement).

The actor further added that he is looking forward to team up with Ranbir Kapoor.

“We have had many opportunities to work together but none of them has worked out. But you never say never. I have a feeling it will happen in the near future. Hopefully, I would like it to happen sooner rather than later. And I know he wants to collaborate too. So let’s hope it happens. I think it will be quite epic,” he added.

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'I have someone in my life': Kangana Ranaut admits being in love

Kangana Ranaut, who is rumoured to be dating Aditya Pancholi in the past and also linked herself with Hrithik Roshan has found someone special in life. The ‘Queen’ actress admitted in an event in Delhi that she has someone special in her life .

Kangana stated, "I have someone in my life. For me, where I am right now, I do not feel the need for regular dating. I am at an age that I want to have companionship which can inspire me in life." The talented actor even shared about never been out of love. She said, "I have a romantic side. I feel that being an artist, it is so important to have a desire in you, to be aroused with life. I don't remember a life when I have been out of love. I have had bad experiences with love, but I move on quickly."

Kangana also answered the marriage question, she said that she is open to marriage and keen to start her family although population explosion is bothering her.

On the work front, Kangana Ranaut is currently shooting for ‘Mental Hai Kya’ with Rajkummar Rao and she has also signed up for Ashwini Iyer Tiwari's ‘Panga’.

Source: www.bollywoodmantra.com

Tinaa Dattaa accuses Mohit Malhotra of touching her improperly

Television actress Tinaa Dattaa is the latest victim of #MeToo. The actress alleged her co-star of ‘Daayan’ Mohit Malhotra of touching her inappropriately.

Tinaa was spotted crying on sets because Mohit touched her inappropriately. As per a report in Mid-day, "Not just Tinaa, even the team feels that Mohit goes a little overboard with scenes that require intimacy. In fact, a source confirmed to us that despite several warnings given, Mohit did not bother to pay heed and continued with his behaviour which made Tinaa feel very uncomfortable. She finally broke down the other day because of this.”

Now, the actress has finally opened up on the matter. Speaking to Pinkvilla, she says, "When we shoot a TV show, there are a lot of problems, big / small / ugly. I have raised my issues (related to Mohit) with the production team and they have been very supportive. I am thrilled to work with Balaji after many years. I leave the issues with them to sort. Thanks."

Mohit, however, denied the allegation and said that they are good friends.             

Source: www.bollywoodmantra.com

Friday, March 1, 2019

Ranveer Singh spotted on a dinner date with his parents

Basking in the joy of ‘Gully Boys’, Ranveer Singh was spotted on a dinner date with his parents. On Thursday night, Ranveer was spotted with his parents, Jagjit Singh Bhavnani and Anju Bhavnani having a quiet dinner at a popular restaurant in a Mumbai suburb.

Deepika Padukone is missing from the family dinner as she is busy filming for ‘Chapaak’. After the dinner, Ranveer dropped his parents off to their car and then drove off on his own.

Ranveer’s father Jagjit Singh Bhavnani welcomed bahu Deepika to the family in style. He had said after the wedding, “Ye deewani toh Bhavnani hogayi.”

Deepika shared that unlike outside home, Ranveer is super calm and composed in house. She was quoted as saying, “I don’t know what happens when he leaves the house as he’s an extremely different person then which I think also people will start seeing. Like if you see it in his work, which is that there’s an extremely quiet side to him, there’s an extremely intelligent side to him, there’s a very sensitive and emotional side to him, there’s a vulnerable childlike innocence, so there are so many facets to him.”

The 33-year-old actor had revealed how he is feeling now-a-days, “I’m loving it and highly recommend it. I have been married to Deepika in my head for years now. Just a few months into our relationship, I knew she was the one for me and I wanted to spend the rest of my life with her. I had committed my life to her well before the rituals. I was waiting for her to be ready for it.”

The actor also shared how Deepika has changed him as a person and made him more disciplined, Ranveer shared, "But she has a background of being a sports person and the core is attached to discipline. She is proper about her sleeping and eating habits. She makes sure she is calling me and telling me that ‘chalo ho gaya abhi come home and sleep’. She puts me to bed on time. She makes sure I sleep on time and wake up on time. I am getting into a healthy routine. All her positive influence are doing me well. I was prepared for it coz I was a bit of ayaash pehle. Now, I am becoming a good boy.”

Source: www.bollywoodmantra.com

Lata Mageshkar donates Rs 1 cr to Indian soldiers

The legendary singer of India, Lata Mangeshkar donated Rs 1 crore to the Indian Army on April 24 on the eve of her father Master Dinanath Mangeshkar’s death anniversary.

Lata Mangeshkar said, “Many people in the industry always help soldiers who sacrifice their lives for the nation. Even now, people from the industry are helping out. We have also announced something from our end.”

Akshay Kumar also donated Rs 5 crore through Bharat Ke Veer — a fundraising initiative of the Union Ministry of Home Affairs. The 51-year-old actor has urged his nearly 30 million Twitter followers to do the same. “#Pulwama is something we cannot & will not forget.We’re all angry & it’s time to act. So act now, donate to the martyrs of Pulwama on bharatkeveer.gov.in. There’s no better way to pay homage to them & show your support.This is the only official site, pls don’t fall prey to fakes,” he tweeted.

Megastar Amitabh Bachchan also donated to the Indian soldiers, his spokesperson said, “Yes, Mr Bachchan will give Rs 5 lakh to each of the soldiers’ families and is currently finding out the correct process to do so.”

Musician Badshah also donated Rs 3 lakh to the CRPF Wives Welfare Association fund while former cricketer Virender Sehwag pledged to take care of the education of the children of the soldiers who lost their lives in the recent attack. “Nothing we can do will be enough, but the least I can do is offer to take complete care of the education of the children of our brave CRPF jawans martyred in #Pulwama in my Sehwag International School @SehwagSchool , Jhajjar. Saubhagya hoga,” he tweeted.

Boxer Vijender Singh, who is on the rolls of Haryana Police, donated a month’s salary. “I’m donating my one month’s salary for the martyrs of #PulwamaTerrorAttack and want everyone to come forward and support the families. It is our moral duty to always standby them and make them feel proud of their sacrifices. Jai Hind,” he wrote on Twitter.

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‘Welcome Back Home’ wing commander Abhinandan, Bollywood tweets

Along with the 130 million citizens of our country, our Bollywood celebrities also expressed their excitement and happiness over the return of wing commander Abhinandan from Pakistan. They wished him safe return. There is a celebration in the country. Pakistan will handed over Abhinandan at the Wagah border.

Bollywod celebrities like Shahrukh Khan, Ranveer Singh, Varun Dhawan, Arjun Kapoor, Sidharth Malhotra, Shilpa Shetty Kundra, Neha Dhupia and many others shared their excitement on social media.

Shahrukh Khan wrote, “There is no better feeling than Coming back Home, for home is the place of love, hope & dreams. Ur bravery makes us stronger. Eternally grateful. #WelcomeBackAbhinandan”

Ranveer Singh tweeted, “Welcome home Abhinandan! ???? ????? ?? ????? ??! Inspiration to our whole nation . Jai Hind ?????????”

Varun Dhawan wrote, “Welcome back home #WelcomeBackAbinandan a true hero. These humane actions give hope  that all humanity is not lost. Bharat mata ki Jai”

Sidharth Malhotra wrote, “#WelcomeHomeAbhinandan You are a real hero and we as a nation stand beside you, Thank you for your selfless service, Jai Hind”

Neha Dhupia tweeted, “#WelcomeBackAbhinandan ... the nation has come to standstill and awaits you to walk back on Indian soil... we salute you and your bravery Sir !”

Shilpa Shetty Kundra wrote, “Welcome home, Wing Commander #Abhinandan. This is how a REAL #Hero looks. Saashtang Dandvat Pranam ????

Arjun Kapoor wrote, “We salute your valour and the entire nation is extremely proud of you Wing Commander Abhinandan... Welcome home :)”

Source: www.bollywoodmantra.com

Harbhajan Singh-Geeta Basra, Sagarika Ghagte-Zaheer Khan at Hazel Keech’s birthday

Yuvraj Singh threw a grand birthday bash for wife Hazel Keech and many cricketers with their respective wives graced the birthday party of Hazel. Zaheer Khan, Harbhajan Singh and Yuvraj Singh arrived with their respective wives among others were invited.

Hazel turned 32 on Thursday and shared a collage of photographs from her birthday celebrations. She wrote on Instagram: “I turned 32 yesterday and I’ve had the best birthday yet! I haven’t felt so loved and cherished as I did with all you beautiful people around. And its all down to my loving husband who sneakily made the plan messaged you all without my knowing!!! Thank you @yuvisofficial I’m grateful for the love and the friendship I’ve found #blessed #loved #truefriends ps legend ashish nehras finger print!”

Yuvraj, too, took to Instagram and shared pictures and videos from the birthday celebration. He wrote: “About last night who made @hazelkeechofficial bday special! friends who matter the most were there ! We all love you hazel @ashishchowdhryofficial @zaheer_khan34 @sagarikaghatge absent @harbhajan3 @geetabasra @gauravkaps @rd.nehra look what your husband did to my wife’s face.”

Ashish Nehra, his wife Rushma Nehra, Gaurav Kapur too were invited.

Source: www.bollywoodmantra.com

Bollywood expresses happiness over Abhinandan’s home return

For nearly 60 hours of captivity under Pakistan army, finally nations’ hero wing commander Abhinandan returns home. The nation gave him a hero’s welcome. Our Bollywood celebrities also expressed their happiness on their social media handle.

Anil Kapoor wrote, “India unites to welcome the braveheart back to his homeland! With pride in our hearts & a smile on our faces, #WelcomeHomeAbhinandan!”

Anushka Sharma expressed her happiness by tweeting, “The entire nation welcomes you home Abhinandan. You are a true Hero. ????????”

Bhumi Pednekar wrote, "Welcome home Wing Commander Abhinandan. The entire country salutes your strength, courage and valour. Jai Hind ????????"

Ayushmann Khurrana tweeted, “Welcome back #WingCommanderAbhinandan ????????”

Sushmita Sen happily wrote, "Welcome Home Wg.Cdr Abhinandan Varthaman #IAF ???????? We are so proud of the way you defined strength, bravery & dignity through it all!  your Valour made both sides of the border choose humanity first against all odds  God bless u & your family #Hero #FaceOfPeace #duggadugga  "

Madhur Bhandarkar#The true hero #WingCommanderAbhinandan is back. The nation is proud of his great valour, and strength he showed. His heroics will be a tale to tell for generations to come.#WelcomeHomeAbhinandan

Alia Bhatt# Our hero is home. #Abhinandan

Shahid Kapoor# What a blessed visual to see our hero come back home. #Jaihind

Vivek Anand Oberoi# Welcome Home Abhinandan
Hats off to your heroism and daring spirit! You have inspired us all incredibly and made us extremely proud. We are all so happy to have you back! Big Salute! #AbhinandanReturns

Source: www.bollywoodmantra.com

Thursday, February 28, 2019

Happy birthday mom, Sonam Kapoor wishes mom-in-law Priya Ahuja

Sonam Kapoor in a very adorable way wishes her mom-in-law Priya Ahuja on her brithday.

Sharing a hugging picture with Priya Ahuja, the doting daughter-in-law wrote# "best mom-in-law." "Happy birthday mom... You're the best in the whole world. Missing home and food and pampering. Love you lots," read the caption on Sonam's post. She added the hashtags "#bestmominlaw, #birthdaygirl, #27feb" and "#youngestparent."

Sonam Kapoor shares a great bond with her mother-in-law.  She once told Deccan Chronicle, “They are Sindhis and are a very private business family. They are lovely people but I don’t want to discuss much. I am obsessed with my mother-in-law; I get along very well with her. As they are not from the film industry so let’s not talk much about them. I have been dating Anand for so long. I like saying that he is my husband but I am so used to calling him, my boyfriend. It’s fun being married.”

At Isha Ambani's engagement in Italy, Sonam also wore an outfit gifted to her by Priya Ahuja.

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Pregnant Esha Deol attends family wedding with Bharat, daughter Radhya

Esha Deol, who is expecting her second child with husband Bharat Takhtani attended a family wedding with daughter Radhya and husband Bharat.

For the wedding, Esha wore a purple lehenga with kundan jewellery and she looked absolutely stunning while Bharat opted for a grey bandhgala. Little Radhya looked adorable in a purple lehenga. "Family wedding," the actress captioned her post, adding some heart emoticons.

For the cocktail party, Esha wore a blue maternity gown.

Esha shared the good news of her second pregnancy to the world with an adorable picture of her daughter Radhya, "I'm being promoted to big sister," read the text on the photo. "Both of us definitely wanted another baby as we grew up with siblings and wanted the same fun company for Radhya. The timing happened by the grace of God," the 37-year-old actress told Mumbai Mirror.

When Esha and Bharat were expecting their first child, the duo went to Greece for a babymoon, but for this time, she said, "I don't think I can call it a babymoon the second time around as I can't go anywhere without my baby. I will take Radhya with me everywhere I go so let's just call it a family vacation for Bharat, Radhya and me whenever we plan to travel."

Of balancing her personal and professional lives, Esha told Mumbai Mirror, "It's all about balancing work and personal life as I have certain responsibilities as wife and mother while also being passionate about my work."

Source: www.bollywoodmantra.com

Sara, Ananya arrive for Kartik Aaryan, Kriti Sanon's 'Luka Chuppi' screening

Kartik Aaryan and Kriti Sanon attended the screening of their upcoming film ‘Luka Chuppi’ with their respective families. Kartik and Kriti poses with their families.

The screening also saw the attendance of Sara Ali Khan and Ananya Pandey. The two beauties arrive together and Sonakshi Sinha, Rakul Preet, Diana Penty, Tahira Kashyap to graced the special screening of 'Luka Chuppi'.

‘Luka Chuppi’ starring Kriti Sanon and Kartik Aaryan is a fun take on a live-in relationship and how things get complicated when family comes to reside with them.

While Kartik plays a star reporter of a local TV channel, Kriti is a Mathura-based girl who returned to her hometown after studying in Delhi. The film has many funny incidents and it promises high dose of entertainment.

Apart from Kartik amd Kriti, the rom-com also features Pankaj Tripathi, Aparshakti Khurrana and Vinay Pathak in the pivotal role.

‘Luka Chuppi’ helmed by Laxman Utekar is a rom-com and it has been produced by Dinesh Vijan's Maddock Films. The film went on floors in August last year and it has broadly been shot in Mathura and Gwalior. Kartik Aaryan plays a TV reporter in the film. It is learnt that Kartik and Kriti played a married couple. The movie is slated to release on March 1, 2019.

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‘Good News’: Kareena Kapoor Khan flaunts baby bump

No, Kareena Kapoor Khan is not pregnant for the second time but she is flaunting baby bump for reel. The diva has started the shooting of her next outing, ‘Good News’ with Akshay Kumar and flaunted baby bump for a scene.

Kareena was captured with a baby bump when she is walking into the set with her team members.

In the film, Kareena  and Akshay Kumar are playing married couple who are trying for a baby. The film is based on surrogacy and is produced by Karan Johar. It also stars Kiara Advani and Diljit Dosanjh. Bebo donned a grey tracksuit with a striped long shirt flaunting her baby bump and the picture reminds us the days when Kareena was really pregnant with her first child.

Apart from Kambakkht Ishq, Akshay and Kareena also worked together in films like Ajnabee, Tashan and Bewafaa. The film will hit the theatres this year end.

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Bollywood pray for the safe return of IAF pilot in Pak custody

Currently, the wing commander of IAF, Abhinandan Varthaman is in Pak custody and a viral video of his being beaten up in Pakistan is going viral. His family in Chennai is urging the government to make arrangement for the safe return of Abhinandan.

Everybody is praying the safe return of the IAF pilot and our Bollywood celebrities like Arjun Rampal, Arjun Kapoor, Karan Johar, Karan Patel to Nakuul Mehta took to their social media handle and prayed for the safe return of Abhinandan.

“Thoughts and strength to #WingCommandarAbhinandan amd his familly....India stands tall and proud with you....,” Karan wrote in his tweet.

Punjabi actor and singer Diljit Dosanjh postponed the unveiling of his Madame Tussauds’ wax statue at an event in New Delhi on Thursday, in the wake of escalating tensions between India and Pakistan.

“Amidst the tensions rising across the nation, (we) have decided to re-schedule the launch of Madame Tussauds wax statue... Will post (a) new date soon,” Diljit tweeted on Wednesday.

“Our soldiers are fighting hard to protect the nation. We stand by our soldiers,” he said, adding “Bring back Abhinandan” in reference to the pilot in Pakistan’s custody.

Arjun Kapoor tweeted, "My prayers with #wingcommanderabhinandan hope he is safe & we see him back on home soil very soon..."

Arjun Rampal wrote, "Heartbreaking yet thought provoking the images of our #WingCommanderAbhinandan captured by Pakistani army. Yes emotions run high, yet all one can wonder, Is war really the road to peace here? Just pray that Abhinandan returns home peacefully and safe. "

Karan Johar tweeted, "Thoughts and strength to #WingCommandarAbhinandan amd his familly....India stands tall and proud with you...."

Nakuul Mehta, "Overwhelmed to see some sane voices across the border & here, espousing peace & dignity of life in times of hate, war mongering & jingoism. #SayNoToWar ????????????????

Karan Patel, "#ThankYou to the thorough gentlemen in the #PakistanArmy for #TreatingWell and #TakingCare of #OurIndianAirForcePilot WING COMMANDER #AbhinandanVarthaman ".

Sushmita Sen, We are all praying for the safe return of Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman #IAF gratitude from the daughter of a retired Indian Airforce officer @fbhutto for choosing humanity first & a way to peace  Dugga Dugga & God bless https://t.co/6ztsyV5Dss

Nimrat Kaur#Strength and resolve to the family and loved ones of #WingCommanderAbhinandan. The nation’s prayers and thoughts are with him in this tough hour. May this stoic, dignified officer be back on Indian soil soon.

Milap# We all applauded the IAF yesterday and we are proud of them. Now let’s all pray for Wing Commander Abhinandan to return home safely and both countries to solve this situation without bloodshed on either side.

Hrithik Roshan# Such courage, dignity , honor and grace under pressure. My thoughts are with you #WingCommanderAbhinandan#respect

Huma Qureshi# Stay strong #WingCommanderAbhinandan I salute your dignity and calmness. It brought tears to my tears . Salute to you and your family !! An entire nation stands with you Sir!

Madhur Bhandarkar# I join millions of Indians in praying for safe return of WC #Abhinandan. Admire the courage with which he is facing the situation, calm, composed and strong. I appeal to the Pak Authorities to treat him well and ensure his quick and safe return to India.

Many videos surfaced of Abhinanadan in Pak custody. In one of the videos, Abhinandan told them who he was, gave them his service number, and identified himself as a Hindu. When a gruff voice demanded -- "What else?" -- Wing Commander Varthaman replied: "I'm sorry sir...that's all I'm supposed to tell you."

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Roka ceremony pic: Priyanka Chopra’s brother Siddharth gets engaged

Priyanka Chopra’s brother Siddharth Chopra gets engaged to his sweetheart Ishita Kumar and an intimate roka ceremony was held in Delhi.

The ceremony was held in the Taj Palace, New Delhi. It was attended only by family members and close friends. "So proud of my baby brother. Ishita, welcome to the family... You are so beautiful together... I wish you both the best for the future! Happy Roka!!" Priyanka wrote on Instagram. However, the 36-year-old actress did not share any picture with Nick. The couple is seen only in a group picture with the family members.

Meanwhile, Ishita Kumar also shared a photo with Siddharth on her Instagram story, writing ‘Our Big Day’.

On Tuesday night, Priyanka and Nick landed in Delhi for the roka ceremony. However, then the actress did not divulge anything about her trip to Delhi.

Siddharth Chopra owns a pub in Pune and he is six years younger to Priyanka. Siddharth and Ishita are dating for quite sometime and Ishita also celebrated New Year's last year with Siddharth, Priyanka and Madhu Chopra. She also shared picture from New York vacay with Sid and his family.

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Bipasha Basu’s sister Vijayeta Basu ties the knot

Bipasha Basu's younger sister Vijayeta Basu tied the knot with Karan Talreja on February 26 and pictures from the Bengali wedding are doing all the round on net.

Bipasha Basu and Karan Johar actively took part in the wedding rituals of Vijayeta. The bong bombshell looked super glamorous at her sister’s wedding.

Posing with trendy placards that read "I am her Mr." and "I am his Mrs.", Vijayeta and Karan looked adorable together.

After a grand wedding, a lavish reception was held and Bips shared few pictures from the wedding and the reception.

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Sushmita Sen’s brother Rajeev Sen dating actress Charu Asopa

Sushmita Sen’s brother Rajeev Sen is dating television actress Charu Asopa, who is best known for her role like Agle Janam Mohe Bitiya Hi Kijoand Mere Angne Mein.

On Wednesday, Rajeev wished his ladylove Charu on her birthday and wrote: "Happy birthday to the most beautiful girl in my life. May all your dreams come true and may you have all the pancakes too. Love you."

The post features a solo photo of Charu and Rajeev with hashtags like 'soulmate,' 'precious' and 'my baby' to it. Charu soon replied to Rajeev and in the comments section, she wrote, "Thank you baby... Love you too, Raja."

Rajeev and Charu’s social media handle is flooded with their lovey-dovey images.

Rajeev Sen and Charu Asopa not yet officially confirmed their relationship status but their social media handle confirmed their relationship. On February 14, Rajeev and Charu celebrated their first Valentine’s Day together. ' "Happy first Valentine's Day, my love. So blessed to have you in my life, yours forever," he captioned a set of photos with Charu.

On the other hand, Sushmita Sen is rumoured to be dating model Rohman Shawl.

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Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Airstrike on Pakistan: Salman Khan, Karan Johar, Sonam Kapoor laud IAF

Bollywood celebrities can’t stop praising the Indian Air Force for their excellence. India is rejoicing the airstrike on Pakistani terror camp and there are celebrations everywhere. Everyone is lauding our Indian Air Force and our Bollywood celebrities like Salman Khan, Karan Johar, Sanjay Dutt, Hina Khan, Vicky Kaushal, Sonam Kapoor, Swara Bhasker, Emraan Hashmi, Gurmeet Choudhary expressed their happiness on their social media handle.

Here’s what tweeted in the praise of IAF:-

Karan Johar tweeted, “May the force always be with the #IndianAirforce and our supreme Intelligence....JAI HIND????????”

Salman Khan tweeted, “Respect @IAF_MCC Indian Air Force... Jai ho !!!”

Sidharth Malhotra praised the Indian Air Force as he tweeted, “Very proud of the #IndianAirForce. We salute our brave pilots ! ??????? ! ?? ???? ! #Respect”

Sonam Kapoor used #IndianAirForce with Indian flag emoticon in her tweet.

Gurmeet Choudhary wrote, “Proud to be in a nation that fights back terrorism. Our #IndianAirForce gives it back!! Proud Nd secured. #Surgicalstrike2

Vicky Kaushal saluted the Indian Air Force and wrote, “Salute to the #IndianAirForce and our Intelligence Department. #IndianStrikesBack . Jai Hind”

Rajkummar Rao also saluted the Indian Armed Forces in his tweet that reads as, “Saluting our #IndianAirForce for carrying out this strike against terror elements that pose a threat to our country and humanity. Jai hind!???????? #IndiaStrikesBack”

Sanjay Dutt told his fans to pray for their safety, “Salute to the #IndianAirForce for their indomitable spirit in keeping our country safe! Let us all pray for their safety. Jai Hind”

Hina Khan (Komolika of Kasautii Zindagii Kay 2)  said, “Proud Proud Proud.. I salute to @IAF_MCC JaiHind ???????? #IndiaStrikesBack #BharatMatakiJai #ProudIndian”

Emraan Hashmi said, “Fight fire with fire ???? !! Respect @IAF_MCC. Much needed #SurgicalStrikes2”

Rohan Mehra wrote, “BREAKING NEWS ... ????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????? I  Big salute to the Indian Air Force #Surgicalstrike2 #ProudIndian #IndiaStrikesBack”

Swara Bhasker was all praises as she wrote, “Salute to the our armed forces.  Jai Hind.”

Source: www.bollywoodmantra.com

Priyanka Chopra, Nick Jonas jetted off to India

After attending the Oscars after party, married couple Nick Jonas and Priyanka Chopra jetted off to India. Sharing picture from inside the car, Priyanka wrote, “Best travel buddy ever..hello Delhi.. so good to be back. @nickjonas.”

Actress Elizabeth Chambers commented on Priyanka's post and wrote, "Love, but back to LA soon, please!"

They are flying to Delhi and most probably Priyanka would resume the shooting of Sonali Bose’s ‘The Sky Is Pink’.

The 36-year-old actor will be missing Akash Ambani’s pre-wedding bash in Switzerland.

Lately, it is speculated that PeCee is excepting her first child with Nick but the actor's mother Madhu Chopra who is currently promoting their next production, ‘Firebrand’, doesn't understand the hullabaloo around the pictures in which PeeCee was wearing a loose-fitted skirt. "It was a bad angle," Madhu Chopra dismisses Priyanka’s pregnancy report.  The 36-year-year was speculated to have expecting her first child with Nick Jonas but insiders at the restaurant recalled seeing her 'happily drinking'.

Madhu says, "The outfit was nice. She looked like that only in some pictures, the rest were fine. Blame it on the camera angle!"

The star mother went on to say that Priyanka was far from amused when she heard the hullabaloo surrounding her supposed pregnancy. "When I spoke to Priyanka on the phone, she told me that she was tired and hence, had a slumped posture. I told her what people were saying, and she simply said, 'Mamma, give me a break!'"

When the actress was asked if there is any family pressure of starting a family, she said, "No, my family is just happy that I'm finally married," Priyanka laughed. Talking about starting a family with Nick, she said that "it will happen when it has to". "We have definitely thought about it. We definitely want it. It will happen when it has to," she said.

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Lovebirds Alia, Ranbir enjoy quality time at Akash Ambani’s pre-wedding bash

Akash Ambani, son of industrialist Mukesh Ambani is set to tie the knot with Shloka Mehta, daughter of diamond merchant Russel Mehta, on March 9, in Mumbai and currently the couple is enjoying pre-wedding bash in Switzerland. Many Bollywood celebrities headed to Switzerland for the pre-wedding bash.

Ranbir Kapoor can be seen catching up with Akash Ambani and Shloka Mehta, who looked gorgeous in a green sequinned outfit. In another picture, Ranbir Kapoor and Alia Bhatt were clicked walking around together.

Lovebirds Malaika Arora, Arjun Kapoor were also seen cozying up in the winter wonderland.

The Ambanis have organised a Winter Wonderland themed with Ferris Wheel. Around 300 guests have flown into St. Moritz for the pre-wedding festivities of Akash and Shloka.

Reports are also abuzz that famous band Maroon 5 will perform at the pre-wedding bash. A source told Mid-Day, “Since Shloka and Akash are both fans of Maroon 5, the family thought it fitting to have them perform for the couple at the sangeet that will be held on March 8. While Akash’s favourite track is Sugar in which the band is seen gatecrashing weddings, Shloka loves Move Like Jagger.”

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Aamir Khan grooves 'Aati Kya Khandala' with bride-to-be Shloka Mehta

Among 300 guests, Aamir Khan also flew to Switzerland for Akash Ambani and Shloka Mehta’s pre-wedding festivities and pictures from the lavish party are one by one circulated on net. In one of the videos surfaced on social media showed Aamir Khan grooving to the famous song ‘Aati Kya Khandala’ with the bride-to-be Shloka Mehta.

The party was held last night at St Mortiz. The perfectionist is seen playing antakshari.  In another video, Aamir Khan is seen talking about Mehtas, saying he is from the bride-‘s side as he has seen the bride-to-be Shloka growing up.

Reportedly, Ambanis have booked Badrutt Palace in the city and have organised a Winter Wonderland themed with Ferris Wheel. Around 300 guests have flown into St. Moritz for the pre-wedding festivities.

Reports are also abuzz that famous band Maroon 5 will perform at the pre-wedding bash. A source told Mid-Day, “Since Shloka and Akash are both fans of Maroon 5, the family thought it fitting to have them perform for the couple at the sangeet that will be held on March 8. While Akash’s favourite track is Sugar in which the band is seen gatecrashing weddings, Shloka loves Move Like Jagger.”

Karisma Kapoor, Ayan Mukherjee, Karan Johar, Malaika Arora and her actor boyfriend Arjun Kapoor, Ranbir Kapoor and Alia Bhatt were among 300 guests flew to Switzerland.

Source: www.bollywoodmantra.com

Akash-Shloka pre-wedding bash: Karisma, Navya Naveli, Vidya Balan rock the party

Akash Ambani and Shloka Mehta’s pre-wedding party in Switzerland was a grand-grand affair. Among the 300 guests, industrialists, cricketers, Bollywood celebrities graced the lavish party in Switzerland.

A picture from inside the party showed Karisma dressed in a shimmering purple dress posed with cousin Aadar Jain. Navya Naveli Nanda looked stunning in a high-silt thigh cut. Vidya Balan and Jacqueline Fernandez also flew to Switzerland for the bash. John Abraham arrived with wife Priya Runchal.

Akash and Shloka arrived in carriage for the venue.

Shahrukh Khan, Alia Bhatt, Ranbir Kapoor, Arjun Kapoor, Malaika Arora and Karan Johar was also part of the bash in Switzerland. From the cricket fraternity, Yuvraj Singh and Harbhajan Singh have arrived at St Moritz, where the festivities are currently taking place.

Several pictures from the party have been posted on Instagram with '#AkuStoleTheShlo'. FYI, Chris Martin, the Coldplay lead, performed last night at a party.

Source: www.bollywoodmantra.com

Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Shilpa Shinde gets rape threats

Television actress Shilpa Shinde got rape threats for supporting Navjot Singh Sidhu over his Pulwama terror attack. She was meticulously trolled for supporting Sidhu and even received rape threats.

Shilpa, who recently joined the Congress party earlier this month, spoke to IWMBuzz and said that she is planning to take legal action against these faceless people. She said, "I am going to take legal action. It is high time the authorities stepped in and cracked down on such elements who have also attacked several women journalists like Barkha Dutt and others. I call such people terrorists as well, for their actions are as bad as the LeT and JM guys. What wrong did Paji say? People just want to twist his lines. Where did he support terrorism? Agreed, he might have been politically correct by not criticizing his friend, Imran Khan, but you need to understand that they have played together for years. Also, why was everyone after him to say something bad about Pakistan. He hit the nail on the head by saying that, at the end of the day, issues can only be threshed out on the peace table."

Navjot Singh Sindhu’s comment on Pulwama attack drew flak."For a handful of people, can you blame the entire nation and can you blame an individual? It (the attack) is a cowardly act and I condemn it firmly. Violence is always condemnable and those who did it must be punished," Sidhu was quoted as saying. His was slammed for his distasteful comment.

The former cricketer turned politician was also ousted from the ‘The Kapil Sharma Show’ and he was not allowed to enter Mumbai film’s city.

When the actress was about her reaction on Navjot’s ouster from the show, she said "I am totally against the new phenomenon of banning anyone whose views you don’t concur with. Sadly, CINTAA and other industry bodies are equally complicit in this. Everyone has the right to occupation; you can’t deny me the right to earn my livelihood. In the same vein, I also bat for the rights of Pakistani artists to work in Bollywood, purely on the basis of talent. I have been victim of this ban culture, so know what’s wrong with it."

Source: www.bollywoodmantra.com

Mira Rajput wishes ‘Love of her life’ hubby Shahid Kapoor on birthday

Mira Rajput wishes hubby and actor Shahid Kapoor most adorably on the actor’s birthday. Shahid turned 38 today and his beautiful wife shared heartfelt note on her social media handle.

The note said, "Happy Birthday to the love of my life.. Thank you for being the most loving husband and friend, for loving me through all my stages and sizes, for spoiling our babies silly with unconditional love and attention, for making sure you remain silly so we can all laugh till our stomachs hurt, for picking me up when I’m down and for tipping me over when you’re looking to make a joke. To the most hardworking, humble and resilient soul. For the one who has so much love to give, I pray God blesses you with even more".

Mira’s post received over 1 lakh likes on Instagram and some loving comments.

Rajesh Khattar shared a picture collage with Shahid from his teenage age to the present and wrote, "From being a good looking teenager to the most good looking young man. From being the most promising newcomer to an award winning mega star, from being a loving husband to a doting father, your journey has been nothing short of inspirational," read an excerpt from Rajesh Khattar's post.

Shahid Kapoor got married to Mira Rajput in 2015 and they have two children together, Misha and Zain.

On the work front, Shahid Kapoor will next be seen in Sandeep Vanga's ‘Kabir Singh’ co-starring Kiara Advani.

Source: www.bollywoodmantra.com

Surgical airstrike on Pakistan: Bollywood salutes IAF

It’s a historic day for India. The Indian Air Force conducted surgical strike at the wee hours of Tuesday morning and destroyed the terrorist camp in PoK. A group of Mirage 2000 Indian fighter jets struck a terror camp across the Line of Control (LoC) and completely destroyed it at 0330 hours on February 26.

After 12 days, India took revenge on 40 CRPF martyrs killed in Kashmir. It is called a perfect revenge on Pakistan.

10 Air Force Mirage jets dropped 1000 kg bombs on terror camps across the LoC. The targets were terror camps and launch pads of Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) among other terrorist groups, the source said. According to sources, 200-300 terrorists were killed on the attack.

Along with the general public, several Bollywood celebrities lauded the Indian Air Force’s befitting reply to the terrorists.

Here’s what the celebrities tweeted:-

"Mess with the best, die like the rest. Salute #IndianAirForce. @narendramodi," Ajay Devgn tweeted.

“Andar Ghus Ke Maaro!” – Akshay Kumar wrote in his tweet. 


Mallika Sherawat##BharatMataKiJai

Abhishek Bachchan#???????????????

Vivek Anand Oberoi#Jai Hind

Anupam Kher " style="color:#2b7bb9;background:#fffffff;text-decoration-line:none">#BharatMataKiJai.


Ashoke Pandit# ??????????????????? ! At 0330 hours on 26th February a group of Mirage 2000 Indian Fighter jets struck a major terrorist camp across the LoC and completely destroyed it.The attack is on POK which is ours, which means we have not crossed line of control.

Tusshar Kapoor3 #IndiaStrikesBack JAI HIND     

Mugdha Veira Gode# This is our New India!! Jai Hind #surgicalstrike2#balakot#indianairforce#IndiaStrikesBack

Karan Kundraa#How’s the Jaish now??? #Balakot salute the #indianairforce

Karan Tacker# Jai hind. @narendramodi

Source: www.bollywoodmantra.com

Esha Deol flaunts baby bump in blue gown at a wedding

Esha Deol is expecting her second child with husband Bharat Thakhtani and she is glowing as she attends a wedding with her husband. Esha glows in a navy blue maternity gown with matching ornaments.

Bharat can be seen in a matching dark blue tuxedo.

Sharing the picture, she wrote: “#weddings#family #takhtani wearing @mamalicious #maternitygown @anaqajewels @kareenparwani @bharattakhtani3 in @simplysimone.official #tuxedo.”

A month ago, Esha shared the good news with the help of her firstborn, Radhya Takhtani. Esha shared a photo of her one-year-old and the text 'I'm being promoted to "BIG SISTER"' written atop it. Esha, who is expecting her second baby in the beautiful monsoons, recently attended her devar, Aman Takhtani’s wedding. Sharing a picture with ‘The T girls’, Esha wrote, “#The T girls #takhtani #girls at #amanforshiv #familyweddings @asthajagwani @nidhitakhtani @shivanirukhana @namratajadwani @tanvi_gupta21 @rheyatakhtani @durvitakhtani @tinatakhtani #bahus#sisters#womanofthefamily #gratitude”.

Source: www.bollywoodmantra.com

I like Arjun Kapoor, this way or that way: Malaika Arora

On Karan Johar’s chat show ‘Koffee With Karan 6’, Malaika Arora finally admits her relationship with Arjun Kapoor. Malaika said that she likes Arjun this way or that way.

Karan invited Kirron Kher, Malaika Arora, Mallika Dua and Vir Das on the show and asked them to give away awards to the best performers of the entire season. When Karan starts off by asking Kirron Kher, she chooses Arjun Kapoor, to which, Malaika replies, “I like Arjun Kapoor, this way or that way.”

Recently, when Malaika graced Kareena Kapoor Khan’s radio show, 'What Women Want', Malaika opened up about her divorce with Arbaaz Khan, “I think sab ki pehli yehi raai hai ki mat karna. Koi aapko nahi kahega ki, 'Haan, haan, please jayiye, kariye.' That's the first thing, ki aap soch samajh ke yeh decision lena. I went through the same thing.”

Source: www.bollywoodmantra.com

Monday, February 25, 2019

"My heart will always be heavy”, Janhvi remembers mom Sridevi

On Sridevi’s first death anniversary, her elder daughter and actress Jahnvi remembered her late mom with heavy heart. She captioned a touching picture of two hands holding each other, surely of her and her mom and wrote, "My heart will always be heavy. But I’ll always be smiling because it has you in it."

Last year, Sridevi died of accidental drowning in a bathtub in a Dubai hotel. Her sudden death has sent shockwaves across the nation. With full state honours, Sridevi was laid to rest.

Her death has shattered her family, Boney Kapoor, Janhvi, Khushi, Arjun and Anshula but they supported one another and sailed the hard times smoothly.

Last year, in an exclusive interview to India Today Television's Sushant Mehta, Janhvi opened up on life after Sridevi and how she pulled herself out of the trauma. "It hasn't been an easy experience. My work and my family have given me the strength to go on. If it wasn't for coming back to the sets of Dhadak or being able to act, I think it would have been much tougher than what it is now. I am very thankful that I had the opportunity to work in the film and act. It saved me in many ways," Janhvi had said.

Many Bollywood celebrities also remembered Sridevi on her first death anniversary and expressed their grief on their social media handle.

Source: www.bollywoodmantra.com

Sridevi’s favourite designer Manisha Malhotra pens heartfelt note

On Sridevi’s first death anniversary, the late actress’s favourite designer Manish Malhotra remembers her most adorably.

Sharing a smiling picture of him with Sridevi, Manish wrote, "I Miss You. Our Talks and laughter and all our time together. Memories that will always be with me."

In various occasions, Sridevi wore saree and outfits designed by Manish. He has been her all time favourite. Manish is Sridevi’s personal favourite and in movies also, she wore sarees and outfits designed by the ace designer.

Earlier, in an interview Manish wrote how Sridevi shaped his career.

He had said, "I think what I learnt from her (Sridevi) was costuming. She sensed my enthusiasm despite my nervousness; she started sharing her ideas with me. There were several other nuances that I imbibed from her vast experience like the back zip and dark points for the shapes to look better. Such was her influence that till date I address her as ma’am."

Last year, the veteran actress died of accidental drowning in a hotel in Dubai. She headed to Dubai to attend her cousin Mohit Marwah's wedding.

Source: www.bollywoodmantra.com

Sonakshi Sinha charged for cheating an event organiser, the actress denied

Sonakshi Sinha including four others allegedly booked by an event organiser for cheating them of Rs 32 rupees. The four others are Malvika Punjabi, Dhumil Thakkar, Edgar Sakaria and Abhishek Sinha. The case was filed under Indian penal code pertaining to cheating and criminal breach of trust.

The complaint was lodged last year on November 24 by an even organiser Pramod Sharma. In his complaint, he said that he has invited Sonakshi for a prize distribution ceremony in Delhi but did not turn up even after giving words.

Promod told Times of India, “Sonakshi had also released a promotional video of the award show after accepting the payment. She had also signed an memorandum of understanding for the event. On the day of the event, seven return air tickets from Mumbai to Delhi were booked -- two in business class and five in economy class. They then called me up to change the timing of the event which I denied. The function timing was fixed at 4pm and the tickets for the event were sold out.”

The complainant, a resident of Shivpuri in Moradabad, said in total, he paid Rs. 37 lakh, of which maximum amount was transferred to Ms Sinha, according to the police.

"The investigating officer in the case had served a notice to Sinha and the four others, but after not getting a response an FIR was registered on Friday," Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP), Moradabad, Ravindra Gaud, said.

Station House Officer, Katghar, Ajeet Singh said the case was registered under section 420 (cheating) and 406 (criminal breach of trust) of the Indian Penal Code.

The case has been registered at the Katghar police station. Station House Officer, Katghar, Ajeet Singh said the case was registered under section 420 (cheating) and 406 (criminal breach of trust) of the Indian Penal Code. The investigation is underway.

Sonakshi’s team has issued the following statement: “Sonakshi was approached by the event organizers in Delhi to attend an event. However, despite repeated reminders, the organizer failed make the payments to Sonakshi before the event as contracted. The tickets to Delhi were not in order/as were agreed, the organiser also didn’t send return tickets for Sonakshi and her team, despite knowing that she had a shoot the next morning after the event. This put everyone in a tough spot. Several attempts were made to contact the organiser requesting hum to make the contracted payments and send the tickets, however they remained incommunicado and didn’t live up to their end of the bargain. Due to a lack of commitment by the organiser, Sonakshi and her team were left with no choice but to return home from Mumbai airport . Ever since that day, Sonakshi’s management agency has been trying to reach out to the organiser to find an amicable solution to the extent of offering an alternate date and tried to connect but to no avail. The organizer is now using the media to release false and manipulated facts. If the organiser doesn’t stop at this, Sonakshi and her team will be forced to take a legal course of action to set this straight. We request media to not let anyone use their platform without looking into the facts.”

Source: www.bollywoodmantra.com

More pictures from Alia Bhatt's bestie Devika Advani's wedding

Here are some pictures from Alia Bhatt’s best friend Devika Advani’s wedding. Alia Bhatt turns perfect bridesmaid for her best friend wedding. The wedding was nothing than a royal one and it took place in Delhi.

The ‘Raazi’ actor took active part in the wedding of her best friend. Alia looked stunning in a blue saree. She could not hold her tears as she was looking her friend getting married. Various pictures from the wedding was surfaced and the actress is seen posing with the bride and the groom.

From haldi to wedding, Alia was part of every wedding rituals of her dear friend.

On the work front, the actress is riding high on the success of ‘Gully Boys’ and will be next seen in Ayan Mukherji’s ‘Brahmastra’ alongside Ranbir Kapoor.

Source: www.bollywoodmantra.com

Dipika Kakar, Shoaib Ibrahim own a BMW on first wedding anniversary

Married couple Dipika Kakar and Shoaib Ibrahim turns proud owner of a luxury car on their first wedding anniversary. The couple purchased a maroon coloured, BMW.

Sharing his excitement over the same, Shoaib tweeted,  "Work hard with a clean heart and your dreams do take the face of reality!!! Here we introduce you all to the new member of our family!!!  our first luxury car The BMW X4!!!! Our First Anniversary Gift To Ourselves!!! @bmwindia.

Dipika and Shoaib took a break from work to ring in their first wedding anniversary with their family and close friends in a farmhouse in Alibaug.

Wishing each other on their first anniversary, the couple had posted adorable pictures on social media. Dipika Kakar wrote, "Yesssss its been a year of the most precious day of my life... of being Mrs Dipika Kakar Ibrahim.... and my world has bloomed with love ever since !!! Be Ready Guys The Celebration beginssssss!!!!!

Shoaib had tweeted, "No one understands me better than u Mera bachpana, mera pagalpan, meri sharartein, aur kabhi kabhi mera gussa.& I promise u i will always love u and protect you,aur humesha khush rakhunga Thanks for completing me and my family love u always and forever Happy Anniversary Jana

The ‘Bigg Boss 12’ winner shared some romantic pictures from their first wedding anniversary. The couple cut anniversary cake and looks too much in love.

Shoaib’s sister Saba shared an adorable video of the couple with the caption, “The song says it all... #proudofyoubhai @shoaib2087 @ms.dipika #mashaAllah”.

Talking about the changes in their relationship post marriage, Dipika had earlier shared with indianexpress.com, “Yes, definitely there are a lot of changes. The most important part is the feeling of belonging. It’s really beautiful but I don’t know how to define it in words. To be officially together is a great emotion. And I really carry his name with a lot of pride.”

Shoaib too expressed his thoughts, he said, “I really can’t express it in words but there’s a constant happy feeling. Now when you get late at work, you feel bad and want to rush home,”

The couple had an intimate wedding in Bhopal last year followed by a grand reception in Mumbai.

Seven years ago, the couple met on the set of ‘Sasural Simar Ka’, and fell in love. The couple got married as per Muslim rituals at Shoaib’s hometown.

Before the nuptial, Dipika converted to Muslim and she is now known as Faiza Ibrahim. It was Shoaib’s parents’ wish that Dipika gets converted to Islam which the actress accepted happily.

Source: www.bollywoodmantra.com

Saturday, February 23, 2019

Pulwama comment: Navjot Singh Sidhu banned from entering Mumbai’s Film City

It is no more a secret that former cricket player and Congress leader Navjot Singh Sidhu always favours Pakistan. His latest comment on Pulwama attack on February 14 which killed at least 40 CRPF jawans banned Sidhu from entering Mumbai’s Film City where major shooting takes place including the ‘The Kapil Sharma Show’.

Sidhu is sacked from ‘The Kapil Sharma’ show after he commented on the Pulwama attack that an entire nation (Pakistan) and its people should not be blamed for the deeds of a few men.

Angered by his remark, hashtags like #SackSidhu, #BoycottKapilSharmaShow and #UnsubscribeSontyTV trend on Twitter. Now, Archana Puran Singh has reportedly replaced him on the show.

Following Navjot Singh Sidhu’s comment, Anupam Kher and Manoj Joshi heavily slammed Sidhu.

Meanwhile, when Kapil Sharma was asked to react to the controversy, he said that though he agreed with the government’s decision and fired Sidhu immediately but it was not the right way to deal with the problem.

Source: www.bollywoodmantra.com

Alia Bhatt gets teary-eyed at her friend’s wedding

These days Alia Bhatt is busy with her bestie’s wedding. She has turned perfect bridesmaid for her friend and now a new picture was surfaced on media of Alia in which was shedding tears as the marriage rituals was going on. The actress’s friend got married to Varun Jain and Alia shared picture of wedding festivities.

At the wedding Alia Bhatt looked stunning in a blue lehenga with matching ornaments. She could not hold her tears as she was looking into her friend getting married.

From haldi to wedding, Alia was part of every wedding rituals of her dear friend.

On the work front, she wil be next seen in Ayan Mukherji’s ‘Brahmastra’ alongside Ranbir Kapoor.

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Sana Khan, Melvin Louis declare they are in love

TV actress Sana Khan and noted choreographer Melvin Louis finally declared that they are dating and their respective parents also accepted their relationship. Declaring her love, Sana said, “Everybody needs love. We’re no different. Yes, I am in love with Melvin and the best part is we are on same page in this relationship.”

Meanwhile, Melvin too confirmed that he is in a serious relationship with Sana Khan, “It’s an endless affair with Sana. She is really special to me. I want all of her, all the time.”

The lovebirds also said that their families are happy about their relationship, “They have blessed us and are very happy,” said the couple, brimming with joy.

“I don’t want to hide my relationship because it’s not a casual affair. This is the first time I have spoken publicly about my personal life because it’s serious and very close to my heart.”

Meanwhile, when Melvin was asked if marriage is on cards, the choreographer said, “It’s too early to talk about marriage, but I have spoken about Sana to my parents and they are absolutely fine with our relationship.” 

Melvin Louis was earlier in a relationship with Gauahar Khan.

A source says, "It was not a serious relationship, though. The fact that it ended is not surprising. Both are doing fine in their respective lives and have moved on."

About her recent break-up, Gauahar had simply said, “I have always been dignified and have known where to draw the line. It was an amazing one-and-a-half-year of relationship with him and there is no bitterness from my side. First of all, I never mentioned his name, the media made those assumptions. If you are quoting me in connection with someone else, it’s your onus and not mine. There are two golden words called ‘no comments’ and I use them very well. So, no comments. I wish everyone, who has been a part of my journey, well.”

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Nick Jonas, Priyanka Chopra share a steamy kiss in LA

Nick Jonas and Priyanka Chopra are enjoying their married life to the fullest. The couple is spotted in Beverly Hills, US and they got cozy and shared a steamy kiss. Both twinned in black, the married couple was also seen in deep conversation. The couple looked too much in love and also seen holding each other’s hands. It seems PeeCee is going somewhere and Nick came to see her off.

Nick and Priyanka got married on December 1st and December 2nd according to Hindu and Christian rituals.

The 36-year-year was speculated to have expecting her first child with Nick Jonas but insiders at the restaurant recalled seeing her 'happily drinking'.

The actor's mother, Madhu Chopra, who is currently promoting their next production, ‘Firebrand’, doesn't understand the hullabaloo around the pictures in which PeeCee was wearing a loose-fitted skirt. "It was a bad angle," Madhu Chopra dismisses Priyanka’s pregnancy report. 

Madhu says, "The outfit was nice. She looked like that only in some pictures, the rest were fine. Blame it on the camera angle!"

The star mother went on to say that Priyanka was far from amused when she heard the hullabaloo surrounding her supposed pregnancy. "When I spoke to Priyanka on the phone, she told me that she was tired and hence, had a slumped posture. I told her what people were saying, and she simply said, 'Mamma, give me a break!'"

When the actress was asked if there is any family pressure of starting a family, she said, "No, my family is just happy that I'm finally married," Priyanka laughed. Talking about starting a family with Nick, she said that "it will happen when it has to". "We have definitely thought about it. We definitely want it. It will happen when it has to," she said.

On the work front, Priyanka will be next seen in the Hollywood flick, ‘Isn’t It Romantic’ while in Bollywood she is shooting for ‘The Sky Is Pink’.

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Shabana Azmi diagnosed with swine flu, gets hospitalized

Veteran actor Shabana Azmi is down with swine flu and she has been hospitalized. Shabana was diagnosed with swine flu after she complained of severe cough and cold. Doctors have advised him complete bed rest and are recovering in hospital.

Interestingly, Shabana is responding to the treatment positively and said that it has given her the much-needed break from work

"Rarely, do I get a chance to lie back and introspect. This is an enforced break for me, I have not been in contact with any swine whatsoever. But I am in the hospital recovering fast," the veteran actress told IANS.

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Friday, February 22, 2019

Actor, teacher Swaroop Rawal among 10 finalists for Global Teacher Prize 2019

Indian actor turned teacher Swaroop Rawal has been selected among 10 finalists for Global teacher prize 2019. Rawal, who teaches at Lavad Primary School in Gujarat, uses unique teaching methods to reach out to children across different segments of society in India. She has been shortlisted from around 10,000 nominations and applications across 179 countries for the annual prize. The winner names will be announced at the Global Education and Skills Forum (GESF) in Dubai next month.

“This solidifies that some very special people are noticing and celebrating the work done by teachers,” Rawal said, in response to the announcement.

“Given the scale of the education challenge world over, I strongly believe every effort made in education should be celebrated and thus I congratulate my fellow teachers; those have made to the list and also those who haven’t,” she said.

Rawal, a former Miss India and the wife of actor Paresh Rawal, says she went into teaching to accomplish two goals – to help make children more flexible through life skills education and to implement new methods to teaching.

“I want my children to be equipped with life skills that not only make them flexible but emotionally empowered. I want life skills education in all schools, for all children, from all age groups,” she said.

She has also contributed to the understanding of teaching in India, becoming a teacher-trainer and training over 10,000 teachers.

“I hope her story will inspire those looking to enter the teaching profession and also shine a powerful spotlight on the incredible work teachers do all over India and throughout the world every day,” said Sunny Varkey, the Indian-origin entrepreneur founder of the UK-based Varkey Foundation.

“The thousands of nominations and applications we received from every corner of the planet is testimony to the achievements of teachers and the enormous impact they have on all of our lives,” he said.

While unveiling 10 finalists, Hollywood star Hugh Jackman, who described teachers as “superheroes”.

“When I was a kid there were lots of superheroes that I wanted to be. But I can tell you right now, from where I stand, with all my experience, the real superheroes are teachers – they’re the ones that change the world,” said the Australian actor-singer-producer known for roles in the ‘X-Men’ film franchise.

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Mahesh Bhatt, Bhagyashree, Swara Bhaskar at Raj Kumar Barjatya’s funeral

Mahesh Bhatt with wife Soni Razdan, Swara Bhasker, Piantal, Mohnish Bahl were among others to bid final adieu to the noted producer Raj Kumar Barjatya of Rajshri Films. Sachin was also present on his last journey.

His demise was shared by the official twitter handle of Rajshri. The messa
ge reads, “It is with profound grief that we mourn the loss of Raj Kumar Barjatya, father of Sooraj Barjatya. May his soul Rest In Peace.”

The funeral of Raj Kumar Barjatya was held at 4.30 pm at Worli Crematorium, near Four Seasons Hotel, Worli.

Mahesh Bhatt had tweeted for Raj Kumar Barjatya earlier: "You are the bravest producer that I've ever met. Saaransh was possible because of your invincible faith in me. They don't make people like you anymore. Thank you for touching my life."

Many Bollywood celebrities including Anupam Kher, Sonam Kapoor, Madhuri Dixit Nene, Shabana Azmi, Swara Bhasker expressed their grief on Twitter.

Madhuri Dixit, who worked in the blockbuster film Hum Aapke Hain Koun, expressed grief and tweeted, “A warm soul and a person I’d always look up to. Deeply saddened by the demise of #RajKumarBarjatya ji Thank you for inspiring and guiding me through my journey. Condolences to @SoorajBarjatya and family. Hope you’ll find the strength to grieve this loss.”

Sonam, who worked with him on the film Prem Ratan Dhan Payo, also wrote heartfelt note on her Twitter handle, writing, “I have no words to express the deep and incredible sadness that accompanies the news of Shri Rajkumar Barjatya’s passing. He was a visionary whom I was lucky enough to work with and I pray for his family and loved ones. @rajshri #SoorajBarjatya.”

Shabana also extended condolences and said, “This is so tragic .. One of the kindest gentlest people in our film industry condolences to the family . RIP.”

“RIP #RajkumarBarjatya sir. You were the kindest, sweetest, most generous souls & most wonderful people I’ve ever met. I will never forget interactions I was blessed to have with u & ur enthusiastic encouragement of a young actor. Deep condolences 2 @rajshri family A loss 4 us all,” wrote Swara Bhasker.

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Nykaa Femina Beauty Awards: Deepika, Sara, Tabu make head turns

The Nykaa Beauty Awards saw many beauties of Bollywood including ever-gorgeous Deepika Padukone and Sara Ali Khan. Sara looked lovely in a high silt thigh cut designed by Monisha Jaising.

Tabu sizzled in red while Deepika dazzled in black. Taapsee Pannu looked pretty in an off shoulder outfit.

Twinkle Khanna rocked in a black and gold Roberto Cavalli gown paired with strappy heels and a clutch.

Here is the list of the winners:

Ageless Beauty Award: Raveena Tandon
Creative Icon of the Decade Award: Tabu
Style and Substance Award: Taapsee Pannu
Man of the Year Award: Ranveer Singh
Woman of the Year Award: Deepika Padukone
Fresh Face of the Year (Female) Award: Sara Ali Khan
Fresh Face of the Year (Male) Award: Vicky Kaushal
Beautiful Couple of the Year Award: Ranveer Singh-Deepika Padukone

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Cropped yellow choli and blue lehenga, Alia Bhatt turns bridesmaid

Alia Bhatt turns bridesmaid again. She attended a friend’s wedding and shared images of her on her social media handle.

The 25-year-old actress looked stunning in for a sky blue lehenga designed by Anita Dongre. The ‘Raazi’ actor paired it up with a bright yellow choli and a net dupatta. She is accessorized  with statement silver earrings and a matching bag.

Alia posed with the bride-to-be and other bridesmaid. Videos and pictures from the fun-filled pe-wedding festivities are doing all the round on net. 

Meanwhile, Alia's best friend Akansha Ranjan Kapoor also shared a picture of herself with the actress and captioned it: "Next to you the sky's so blue."

On the work front, Alia Bhatt who was last seen in ‘Gully Boys’ will be next seen in ‘Brahmastra’ co-starring Ranbir Kapoor.

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'We never hid Taimur's face', Kareena Kapoor on media scrutiny

Taimur Ali Khan Pataudi is media’s favourite child. Wherever, the little munchkin goes, media chases him but Saif Ali Khan and Kareena Kapoor Khan has been very sporty about it and never tried to hid their child from media.

When asked about the massive popularity of Taimur, Kareena stated, "We view it as something socially irresponsible because we have been such good parents, we haven't shied away, we never hid Taimur's face. In Hollywood, they don't allow children's faces to come (publish). But because Saif and I took the modern approach, we can't do that." The 38-year-old actor said both Saif and her don't want to cover Taimur's face when they are out as it will "probably scar him more." "He would think 'what is happening?' I don't want him to grow up in that fear. I want him to grow up and fly, that's what parents want their children to do. I can't keep him away." Kareena said just a "little bit more responsibility" should be there because he is a child.

"That would be nice from the media. I have never stopped them. But the constant attention, scrutiny (isn't good). Hopefully, he's going to be a cool kid like his parents, be more interested in music and sports. That's what we want," she said on the sidelines of a recently concluded event.

Kareena said she has become a lot more responsible after becoming a mother and feels her life now revolves around Taimur. "It's important for mothers to have the knowledge of vaccination, they have to get the child immunized. It's important for mothers to have more knowledge because, for a newborn infant, they are taking that responsibility. That's why my life is in Taimur's hands because everything's about him. I hope people understand that and take it in a positive way," she added.

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