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Sunday, October 15, 2017

Padmavati and Deepika Padukone's Jewellery

Film Padmavati is scheduled to be released on 1 December this year but the film is in hot news since the shooting of the film started. 
Deepika as Padmavati

Deepika Padukone plays the role of Rani Padmini, looks like a dream adorned in intricate Rajasthani costumes and jewellery. A recent news reveals that it took 200 craftsmen who spent 600 days molding 400 kgs of gold to bring the beauty of Rajputana era in the film. 

Apart from jewellery in film Padmavati , Deepika Padukone's attire has been designed by Delhi-based designers Rimple and Harpreet Narula and has been created using traditional zardosi. The border has been derived from the architectural details of Rajasthani palace windows and jharokhas and the odhnis have been styled in conventional ways which are still prevalent in the Mewar belt of Rajasthan.

Deepika Padukone, Ranveer Singh and Shahid Kapoor are the main cast in film Padmavati.

Ranbir Kapoor and Alia Bhatt starrer film Brahmastra

Ayan Mukerji's forthcoming film, Brahmastra, is going to be a high budget Bollywood film. As per report the film's budget would cross 100 crore. Recently, Karan Johar took to Twitter to announce the title and other details of the film. Amitabh Bachchan is also in the film  Brahmastra and he would play a pivotal role in the film.
Ranbir and Alia

Brahmastra will be a sci-fi drama film and the director Ayan Mukerji said "There is lot of action, so there is lot of training, like gymnastics kind of training, horse-riding, fighting and lot of physical stuff that Ranbir will have to do. And then there is internal work, like to get the spirit of the character right." 

The shooting of the film is expected to start next year and the first part of Brahmastra is slated to release on August 15, 2019.  

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Anupam Kher is chairman of Film and Television Institute of India - FTII Pune

 The government has appointed Anupam Kher as chairman of Film and Television Institute of India (FTII), Pune.

Anupam Kher will replace Gajendra Chauhan, whose tenure ended in March this year.

Anupam Kher. born on 7 March 1955 at Shimla, Himachal Pradesh is a talented actor in Bollywood films. Anupam's wife Kirron Kher is also an actress and currently she is MP of BJP.
Anupam Kher

Awards and Honours for Anupam Kher

Civilian award

2004: Padma Shri by the Government of India for his contribution to Indian cinema
2016: Padma Bhushan by the Government of India for his contribution to the arts 

National Film Awards

1989: National Film Award – Special Jury Award: Daddy
2005: National Film Award – Special Jury Award: Maine Gandhi Ko Nahin Mara

Filmfare Awards

1984: Best Actor, Saaransh
1988: Best Supporting Actor, Vijay
1989: Best Comedian, Ram Lakhan
1990: Critics Award for Best Performance, Daddy
1991: Best Comedian, Lamhe
1992: Best Comedian, Khel
1993: Best Comedian, Darr
1995: Best Comedian, Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge
1986: Nominated: Best Supporting Actor, Janam
1991: Nominated: Best Supporting Actor, Dil
1992: Nominated: Best Supporting Actor, Saudagar
1994: Nominated: Best Supporting Actor, Hum Aapke Hain Koun..!
1997: Nominated: Best Supporting Actor, Chaahat
2013: Nominated: Best Supporting Actor, Special 26

Screen Awards

1994: Best Supporting Actor for 1942: A Love Story
1999: Best Comedian for Haseena Maan Jayegi

Hindi Movie Awards

1999 : Best Supporting Actor for Salaakhen
2007 : Best Comedian for Khosla Ka Ghosla

Other awards

2000: Actor of the Decade Award (Millennium Honours)
2000: Best Actor in a Comic Role at the Sansui Viewers Choice Awards
2001: Real Life Hero Award at the Zee Gold Hindi Cinema Awards
2005: "Divya Himachal Award" for excellence 2005, with the blessings of H.H. Dalai Lama
2005: Best Actor Award from the Karachi International Film Festival for Maine Gandhi Ko Nahin Mara
2006: Best Actor Award at the Riverside International Film Festival at California for Maine Gandhi Ko Nahin Mara
2006: GIFA awards: Critics Choice Awards – Best Actor in a Comic Role for Khosla Ka Ghosla
2013: Outstanding Achievement in Cinema award at The Asian Awards.
2015: Kalakar Award for The ACTOR Of The Year in Kolkata
He was honoured by Walk of the Stars as his hand print was preserved for posterity at Bandra Bandstand in Mumbai.
He was presented with the “Honoured Guest” award by the US state of Texas for his contribution to cinema and art.

Happy Birthday Amitabh Bachchan and Rekha

What a match! Both Rekha and Amitabh share their birth dates on two consecutive dates. Happy birthday to both Amitabh and Rekha. Incidentally they were the most successful and hot romantic pair in Bollywood Hindi films. Rekha turns 63 and Amitabh turns 75 on 10 and 11 October 2017 respectively.
Amitabh and Rekha 

Bhanurekha Ganesan, better known as is one of the finest actresses in Indian cinema, Rekha was born on 10 October 1954 in Chennai.

Rekha is now alone and lives at her Bandra home, Mumbai. In 1990, Rekha married a Delhi based industrialist, Mukesh Aggarwal but after one year, Mukesh committed suicide and the reason is still unknown. Once Rekha - Amitabh off screen romance was hot topic in Bollywood but now it is past.

The all time megastar of Bollywood, Amitabh Bachchan was born on 11 October 1942 in Allahabad, United Pradesh. Amitabh is still very much active and enjoying his life with all type of activities. 

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Prabhas and Anushka to get married soon

Prabhas and Anushka Shetty are hit pair on-screen and rumour is that both of them are going to enter into wedlock in December this year although they have strongly condemned that there is no truth in it. 
Prabhas and Anushka Shetty

Prabhas was asked about his marriage plan and the Baahubali actor said “I do not want to reveal my private life. Many people ask me if I have affairs and the issue of marriage crops up invariably. But, these people should understand me. Don’t ask me about my marriage. It looks very superficial. I want my life to be private. But, when I marry, I shall tell everyone about it.” 

Prabhas and Anushka Shetty met for the first time on the sets of Billa in 2009. They are box office hit pair and worked together in Mirchi, Baahubali: The Beginning and Baahubali: The Conclusion.

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Nusrat and Jaya targeted on social media for celebrating Durga Puja

Bengalees from all over the World were celebrating and enjoying Durga Puja, two Bengali actresses were targeted on internet for celebrating Durga Puja! Jaya Ahsan and Nusrat Jahan were surprised when their posts and photos were stalked and picked on by trolls.
Nusrat Jahan

On Sashthi, Nusrat Jahan uploaded a video to spread festive cheer. In two days, Nusrat's social media accounts were swamped with unpleasant comments. On Ashtami, the actress decided to respond and uploaded a post on Twitter: "We are all human beings, until race disconnected us... religion separated us... politics divided us and wealth classified us.
People have become educated, have not become human... If u say I am not religious... I believe I am a humanists first... because human beings are more important than dogma and traditions... let's b human first, preach love and respect, not reli gion... !! (sic).

Nusrat Jahan enjoyed her Durga Puja with friends and family and the actress said, "It just shows that some people are not as secular as I am. Frankly , I had a great time -I offered anjali on Ashtami and went pandal-hopping. Also, my post is straight from the heart, I feel nothing more or less than what I have already written."
Jaya Ahsan

Jaya Ahsan's Facebook profile was also inundated with abusive comments on two occasions during this Durga Puja. Jaya uploaded a picture with her mother on Nabami and captioned it as: "Amader barir Dugga Pujo te ami ar maa" and when she uploaded an album called Bishorjon with behind-the-camera stills of her, during the shoot of Kaushik Ganguly's film of the same name. 

Jaya said "The picture with my mother was clicked at the Puja in our residential compound. This is where 300 people of different religions happily co exist -it's a mini Bangladesh.We celebrate Puja in a big way .Only today , I posted a picture of `Muharram-er khichuri' that my mother prepared. Before I was awake, she divided the khichuri into small portions so that it could be sent to the houses in our neighbourhood. We don't send the khichuri only to Muslim families, but also to Hindus.Likewise, we send halwa to everyone on Shab-e-Barat. Those who are on social media and have an easy access to internet don't know much about my country .And because they lack education, they are not aware of Islam. As per Islam, a rich man and a fakir are supposed to read namaz together and eat from the same plate on Eid. Islam unites, it doesn't divide."

Mimi Chakraborty and Raj Chakraborty are coming close again

Mimi Chakraborty is a famous name in Bengali film industry. Mimi Chakraborty is single and news is that she is again in love with her ex-boyfriend film director Raj Chakraborty.
Mimi Chakraborty

Mimi and Raj love affair started in 2013 during the making of film Proloy. Before that Raj Chakraborty was in relationship with another Bengali film actress Payel Sarkar. Mimi entered in the lise of Raj and Payel exited.

In 2016, Raj and Mimi Chakraborty break up was a hot news in Tollywood. Rumour is that during the making of film Gangster, Mimi Chakraborty met Melih Gulhan Kızılkaya, a 20-year-old, during her stay at Turkey. Raj Chakraborty came to know about Mimi’s new love from Birsa's team.

During the end of 2016, Raj Chakraborty and actress Subhashree Ganguly started dating and it was heard that they were ready to get married. At the middle of 2017, Raj - Subhashree break up happened with a high drama. It was said that Mimi Chakraborty was behind the break up although the actress denied it.

The latest news is that Mimi and Raj are again in relationship and just after the end of Durga Puja they reached Goa to spend the vacation.

Let's see what happens in near future.

Monday, October 2, 2017

Bigg Boss 11 Full List of Contestants

Here is the full list of Bigg Boss 11 contestants with brief description

Hina Khan

Hina Khan

Hina Khan is a TV actress and popular for her playing the character of Akshara in Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai. Rumour is that Hina Khan is one of the costliest contestants this year. 

Date of birth of Hina Khan: 2 October 1987 in Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir

Shilpa Shinde

Shilpa Shinde

Controversy's favourite child, TV actress Shilpa Shinde is popular for the TV show Bhabi Ji Ghar Par Hai.

Date of birth of Shilpa Shinde: 28 August 1977

Hiten Tejwani

Hiten Tejwani

Another small screen actor, Hiten is popular for playing the character of Karan in Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi. 

Date of birth of Hiten5 March 1974

Priyank Sharma

Priyank Sharma

Priyank Sharma is currently seen in the ongoing season of 'Splitsvilla'. 

Date of birth of Priyank Sharma: 02 August 1993

Benafsha Soonawalla

Benafsha Soonawalla

An ex-Rodies contestant, Benafsha is also a VJ. 

Vivek Gupta

Producer Vikas Gupta is used to being in the news. 

Shivani Durga

Shivani Durga

The most interesting contestant of Bigg Boss 11 is Shivani Durga. The self-proclaimed god-woman hails from Noida and apparently is a double PHD holder from Chicago University. After returning to India she became a disciple of Nagnath Yogeshwar. She has been passionate to go cemetery right from her childhood. She is devotee of Shiv and became a gormandizer (aghori). She is also expert in mysterious tantra like Wicca and Vodou. The 40 years old lady proclaimed that she is determined to make her community proud.

Jyoti Kumari

Jyoti Kumari

The most simple and youngest contestant of Bigg Boss 11, Jyoti Kumari is from Patna. Jyoti is pursuing graduation.

Sapna Choudhury

Sapna Choudhury

Haryanvi sensation Sapna Choudhary is a dancer. YouTube sensation Sapna Chaudhary was born on 05 December 1990. She lost her father at the age of just 12 years and she took up dancing as a career to support her family.

Akash Anil Dadlani

Lucinda Nicholas

Lucinda Nicholas

Lucinda Nicholas is an international participant and a former beauty queen. she is an Australian model, actress, writer and a qualified yoga instructor.

Mahajabi Siddiqui

A commoner contestant in Bigg Boss 11.

Luv Taygi

Sabyasachi Satpathi

Sabyasachi Satpathy, popularly known as Shagoon, a celebrity from Odisha is one of the contestants of the reality show Bigg Boss 11.

Shagoon Satpathy, a designer-cum-TV personality who has also hosted a cookery show on OTV is quite popular among youths and has a good fan following across Odisha.

Bandgi Kalra

Bandgi Kalra

Bandgi Kalra hails from Delhi and she is a software engineer by education. 25 years old Bandgi Kalra aspires to work in the glamour industry.

Arshi Khan

Arshi Khan

One of the contestants to watch is Arshi Khan, who is rumored to have dated Pakistani cricketer Shahid Afridi. Arshi Khan is going to be a controversial character in Bigg Boss 11 house.

Zubair Khan

A film producer.

Puneesh Sharma 

Owner of Playboy Club in Gurugram.

Bengali Actress Ankita Chakraborty in Bollywood

Ankita Chakraborty
Bengali actress Ankita Chakraborty is popular in both Bengali films and TV  Serials. Ankita became popular for her excellent acting in Ishti Kutum in the role of Mun / Kamalika. Ankita is regular cast in Anjan Dutta's Byomkesh films. In recent released film - Byomkesh O Agniban, Ankita is a bar dancer. At present Ankita Chakraborty is trying her luck in Bollywood.

Recently Ankita Chakraborty has taken a break from Bengali TV serials to come out of her typical next door neighbor image. Ankita is working in many Bengali films and now she is in Mumbai. Ankita has signed a Hindi TV serial in Mumbai and now she is staying in Mumbai since February this year. Renowned filmmaker Prakash Jha is making a TV serial for National TC\V Channel in Hindi adapting Sanyasi Raja. Ankita is playing the role of Jyotirmoyee, sister of Bhawal Sanyasi.

Best of Luck for Ankita.

Sunday, October 1, 2017

Celina Jaitley and her bittersweet arrival of second set of twins

Actress Celina Jaitly gave birth to her second set of twins on 10 September and on 30 September, the actress revealed a 'bittersweet' news. Celina revealed that out of the two, one of the babies couldn't survive. Celina wrote: "On the auspicious occasion of Dussehra we would like to take this opportunity to share with you all the following bittersweet news." She shared the names of the babies and wrote, "The Gods above have blessed us yet again with another set of very handsome twin boys 'Arthur Jaitly Haag' and 'Shamsher Jaitly Haag' in Dubai on 10th September 2017. However, life is not always how we plan it to be. Our son 'Shamsher Jaitly Haag' succumbed to a serious heart condition and could not continue his journey in this world."
Celina Jaitley

Of Shamsher, Celina, who is also a mother of five-year-old twin sons Winston and Viraaj, wrote, "Heartbreaking as that is we are very fortunate that a part of him still lives with us through Arthur, whose face will always remind us that an angel who looks exactly like him looks upon us from the arms of his grandfather, my father, in the heavens above, whom we also lost two months ago."

What Celina wrote on Facebook

When it rains look for rainbows, when it's dark look for stars... My dearest friends, beloved fans and followers. On the auspicious occasion of Dusshera we would like to take this opportunity to share with you all the following bittersweet news.
The Gods above have blessed us yet again with another set of very handsome twin boys 'Arthur Jaitly Haag’ and 'Shamsher Jaitly Haag’ in Dubai on 10th September 2017. However, life is not always how we plan it to be. Our son 'Shamsher Jaitly Haag’ succumbed to a serious heart condition and could not continue his journey in this world.
Heartbreaking as that is we are very fortunate that a part of him still lives with us through Arthur, whose face will always remind us that an angel who looks exactly like him looks upon us from the arms of his grandfather, my father, in the heavens above, whom we also lost two months ago.
The last two months have been a tumultuous journey for us from loosing my beloved father and now baby Shamsher, however there is always a light at the end of a tunnel, and that light for us is our handsome son 'Arthur Jaitly Haag' who seeks your blessings and love in his journey that he commences in this world. We thank you all in advance for your love and continued support.
Sending love, immense gratitude and very Happy Dussehra wishes your way.
Celina & Peter
(@celinjaitly & @peterhaag )

Saturday, September 30, 2017

Padma Shri actor Tom Alter Dies at 67

 Veteran film, television and theater actor, Padma Shri Tom Alter died at the age of 67. Tom Alter who died on 29 September, was a renowned actor and one-time sports writer and author. Tom was  battling stage four skin cancer.
Tom Alter

Tom Alter acted in over 300 movies apart from numerous TV shows, most famously as the gangster Keshav Kalsi in the hit soap opera Junoon which ran for a record five years during the 1990s. Tom was a man with interests in different fields. Tom Alter was the first person to interview Sachin Tendulkar for TV when the cricketer was yet to debut for India. Tom Alter was awarded the prestigious Padma Shri by the Indian government in recognition for his services to the field of arts and cinema.

A statement released on behalf of his family said: "It is with sadness we announce the death of Tom Alter, actor, writer, director, Padma Shri, and our dear husband and father. Tom passed away Friday night at home with his family and close family members in attendance. We ask for their privacy to be respected at this time."

Tom Alter was a third-generation American in India who studied at Woodstock School in the Himalayas and then briefly at Yale University in the USA, before returning to India in the early 70s. Few of the Tom Alter acted films are Charas in 1976, Satyajit Ray's Shatranj Ke Khiladi (1977), Shyam Benega's Junoon (1979), Manoj Kumar's Kranti (1981), Raj Kapoor's Ram Teri Ganga Maili (1985).

Tom Alter is survived by his wife Carol, son Jamie, and daughter Afshaan.

Soha Ali Khan And Kunal Khemu Welcome Baby Girl On Mahanavami

Soha Ali Khan is now mother of a baby girl, who was born on 29 September, Friday - Mahanavami day. Kunal Khemu, husband of Soha announced with this tweet: "We are over the moon to share that we have been blessed with a beautiful baby girl on this auspicious day. Thank you for the love and blessings." 
Soha Ali Khan

Soha Ali Khan and Kunal Khemu got married in 2015 and this is their first child together. Soha is the  daughter of Sharmila Tagore and sister of Saif Ali Khan. Fans of the actress have requested Soha and Kunal to choose one of Maa Durga's many names for their baby girl.

Soha Ali Khan is from famous Pataudi family. Soha was born on 4 October 1978 and studied from The British School, New Delhi, University of Oxford, London School of Economics and Political Science. Parents of Soha late Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi and Sharmila Tagore

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