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Friday, November 17, 2017

Deepika Padukone and Sanjay Leela Bhansali threatened in connection with film Padmavati

Shree Rajput Karni Sena threatened to chop off Deepika Padukone's nose while Akhil Bharatiya Kshatriya Yuva Mahasabha's Thakur Abhishek Som offered Rs 5 crore to anyone who would "behead" her and 'Padmavati' director Sanjay Leela Bhansali. The heroine has been given special security by Mumbai police.
Deepika Padukone

Karni Sena Chief said "We never raise our hands on women, but if we are provoked we will do to her what Lord Ram's brother, Lakshman, did to Surpanakha (cut off her nose)."

Deepika Padukone gets special security after threats over film Padmavati

Film Padmavati is based on Rani Padmini of Chittor and mostly Rajput groups, say the film wrongly implies a romantic relationship between the queen and Emperor Alauddin Khilji. 

Rajasthan government struggles to handle the protests while the Uttar Pradesh government of Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has written to the Centre saying that the release of the film can pose a law and order problem for the state.

Padmavati stars Deepika Padukone as the Queen, while Shahid Kapoor plays Maharawal Ratan Singh and Ranveer Singh plays Alauddin Khilji.

Thursday, November 9, 2017

Salman Khan refuses to kiss Katrina Kaif on-screen

Latest hot news in Bollywood is the action packed film Tiger Zinda Hai where Salman Khan and Katrina Kaif will be seen. Film Tiger Zinda Hai is based on romance and talks more about sensitive issues.
Salman and Katrina in film Ek Tha Tiger

There have also been reports that the director of the film, Ali Abbas Zafar, wanted to include a kissing scene between the two, but it was Salman who refused the idea.This was all because of Salman's no intimacy clause that he has maintained since he started out in the industry. Known for opting for a romantic song instead of an intimate or lovemaking scene, Salman has refused to kiss Kat on camera. According to a report in a leading portal, a particular scene from the script required the two agents to get extremely intimate, however, Salman said no!

No matter what, we still love Katrina and Salman sharing screen space.

Filmmaker Kalpana Lajmi in ICU

Filmmaker Kalpana Lajmi is admitted in ICU on 07 November, Tuesday. The 61 year old filmmaker  has been battling kidney cancer. Kalpana Lajmi is known for her films like 'Rudali', 'Darmiyaan' and 'Daman'. Kalpana had a line in relationship with legendary Bhupen Hazarika.
Kalpana Lajmi and Bhupen Hazarika

Kalpana Lajmi said "Today morning my heart rate dropped and I felt uneasy. I am a kidney patient and both my kidneys are not functioning properly. Yesterday was my partner's (Bhupen Hazarika) death anniversary so I went all the way to Vashi (Navi Mumbai) to attend the program. That must have taken a toll on me. So today when I woke up, I felt very weak. I was then taken to the IC.,

According to the doctors she would be discharged from the hospital in the next few days. Kalpana has been undergoing dialysis treatment every week and is reportedly overwhelmed by the financial support she has received from stars like Salman Khan, Alia Bhatt, Karan Johar and others from the film industry. Kalpana said "They all have helped me, from Indian Film & Television Directors' Association, Rohit Shetty, Salman Khan, Karan Johar, Alia Bhatt, Soni Razdan, Neena Gupta. All of them have come forward and helped me during my worst. It is a financially draining and a continuous lifelong process. I am thankful to my film fraternity for standing by me in this phase. Specially my mother, my brother and Shyam Benegal for their constant support."

It is heard that Kalpana’s medical bills which come to around Rs 2.5 lakh every week for the four dialysis that she undergoes, are borne entirely by Soni Razdan and her daughter Alia Bhatt. Soni is Kalpana’s closest friend and she has been monitoring the funds for Kalpana’s treatment. Every time the bills pile up, Soni informs Alia who pays the bills.

Unique Features of Bengali film Amazon Obhijaan

Bengali film Amazon Obhijaan is all set to break many records in Bengali film industry as well as in Indian Film industry. This film has been shot in the Amazon forest and the budget is Rs 20 crores. Film Amazon Obhijaan may be a trend setter for Bengali films.

“We have packed in everything that Bengali movies haven’t seen before. From extensive use of VFX, to shoot at exotic locations and a whopping budget. Amazon Obijaan is breaking stereotypes associated with Tollywood films,” said Mahendra Soni, co-founder  and director at SVF.

The first film in the franchisee, Chander Pahar also introduced new concepts in Bengali film industry Film Chander Pahar was released in 2013 and the film was shot in South Africa.

Recently a 320-feet long and 190-feet wide poster of Amazon Obhijaan was unveiled at the Mohun Bagan football ground in Kolkata. Film Amazon Obhijaan is also coming up with a graphic novel with the entire story line of the film.

The film stars Tollywood hero Dev in the lead and is directed by Kamaleshwar Mukherjee. Laboni Sarkar will be seen playing the role of Dev's mother in the film.

Film Amazon Obhijaan will be released on 22 December 2017.

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

How Meenakshi Seshadri looks now

Indian beauty Meenakshi Seshadri left Bollywood while she was at the peak of her career. Many actresses have made comeback after a long gap but Meenakshi is out of the industry since 1998. From 1983 to 1993, Meenakshi Seshadri worked in Bollywood and she was the top paid actress in her time.
Meenakshi Seshadri now (2017)

Meenakshi Seshadri won the Eve's Weekly Miss India contest in 1981 at age 17 and made her filmy debut in 1983 with film Painter Babu. Meenakshi Seshadri retired from cinema after marrying investment banker Harish Mysore. The couple has three children, daughter Kendra and sons Josh and Matt. After the release of her film Ghatak, she left the film industry to raise her children and resides in the US, with her husband and children. Meenakshi runs her dance school "Cherish Dance School". A documentary was made on her life called Meenakshi Accept Her Wings.
Meenakshi during her acting days

Sunday, October 29, 2017

Sidharth Malhotra refuses film with Jacqueline Fernandez

Sidharth Malhotra and Jacqueline Fernandez starer film A Gentleman is not a hit film but filmmakers are showing interest to cast Sidharth Malhotra and Jacqueline Fernandez because of their off-screen chemistry. But the hot news is that Sidharth refused two films opposite Jacqueline on the reason that scripts are not exciting.
Sidharth Malhotra and Jacqueline Fernandez

Sidharth Malhotra earlier refused Race 3 because he did not want to be paired opposite Daisy Shah. Now Sidharth has refused films opposite Jacqueline Fernandez as he did not find the script exciting enough for him.

It is heard that Sidharth is taking advice of Karan Johar in selection of films. There is rumour that Alia Bhatt does not want Sid and Jacqueline to be together again.

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Paoli Dam Marriage on 04 December 2017

Bengali actress Paoli Dam will tie the knot with her long time boyfriend Arjun Deb on 04 December 2017.  Marriage venue is Taj Bengal, West Bengal and as Arjun is from Assam, a reception will be held at Guwahati on 10 December.
Arjun and Paoli

Initially it was decided that the marriage will be held at Guwahati but now it is finalised that marriage of Paoli and Arjun will be in Kolkata and on 06 December, Paoli - Arjun and Paoli's other family members will reach Guwahati.

Arjun Deb is a businessman from Guwahati although he has link with Kolkata. Many relatives of Arjun are from Kolkata and Arjun owns a house at Bollygaunj. It is heard that after marriage, Paoli and Arjun will stay at Bollygaunge.

Marriage will be held following all Bengali rituals.

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Bipasha Basu-Karan Singh Grover In a Steamy Condom Advertisement

It seems that Bipasha Basu is tired of doing Ghost films. Recently the sexy Bollywood actress and her husband Karan Singh featured together in a condom brand advertisement.

The steamy video sees Bipasha and Karan in a sensuous foreplay to promote awareness about safe sex and the importance of condoms in preventing unwanted pregnancies and sex related diseases. The ad film is directed by Prasad Naik and the tag line is "Get good at foreplay so that you get more play."

Bipasha Basu explained that "as a couple, the two believe in it and that's why we have thoughtfully endorsed it." The actress posted on Instagram "In a country that has the second largest population in the world.. we still have taboos on just the words sex and condoms... but not the actual act. Let’s talk more... read more and learn more about all the things that can be avoided just by the use of a simple precaution. With condoms you can have planned pregnancies and protected sex... which can curb HIV and STD cases. As a couple we believe in this that’s why we have thoughtfully endorsed it."

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.