After earning international acclaim with the Baahubali franchise, Prabhas’ next multi-lingual outing Saaho, a mega budget action spectacle, is awaited with very high expectations. The shooting of the project is going on in full swing. Rumours are making the rounds that Prabhas will be seen essaying dual roles in the film, being bankrolled by UV Creations. While the makers are yet to make an official announcement, reports have been doing the rounds over the last two days. Being directed by Sujeeth, the film features Prabhas in a never seen before action avatar.Saaho’s first look poster, released earlier this year in October, showcases a mysterious Prabhas donning a mask covering his face that serves as a perfect tease to the masses. Against the backdrop of skyscrapers and a crime scene like set up, Prabhas is seen leading a poised walk. The mystique poster further raises anticipation levels by keeping the viewer guessing about Prabhas’ character and the genre of the film. Six months after delivering India’s biggest blockbuster Baahubali 2, Prabhas is back with his upcoming trilingual Saaho.The makers had made a sensational announcement of Saaho in late April this year by treating the audience with a teaser of the film. Over the months, the project is being largely kept under wraps with little information out in public domain. The film marks the southern debut of actress Shraddha Kapoor, who is thrilled to be part of the project. Neil Nitin Mukesh plays the antagonist while popular Tamil actor Arun Vijay will be seen in a crucial role.
December 16, 2017 05:28 IST
Responding to the news about her eviction from an apartment in Paris, actor Mallika Sherawat has denied owning a flat or renting one in the French capital, according to a media report.“Some in the media think I hv an apartment in Paris !! It’s absolutely Not True , if someone has donated one to me, pls send me the address :),” she tweeted.Some in the media think I hv an apartment in Paris !! It’s absolutely Not True , if someone has donated one to me, pls send me the address :)https://t.co/ScDyL3Abt8— Mallika Sherawat (@mallikasherawat)December 14, 2017On Friday, a BBC report said that Mallika and her French “husband” were facing eviction from their Paris apartment. The couple reportedly owed their landlord 80,000 euros (Rs 64 lakh approx) in rent and that a court in Paris was scheduled to give its verdict soon, it said.The flat is located in the upscale 16th Arrondissement area of Paris, and the news of the reported evictions spread like wildfire on the internet, with many French, British and Indian online news portals picking it up.However, Mallika denied the story, according to Mumbai Mirror. “I do not live in Paris, neither do I own an apartment there nor rent one. I do not know why my name is being dragged into this,” she fumed, continuing, “I am in Mumbai now. Before this, I was in Los Angeles with my family. Anybody who does not believe me can check my Instagram and Twitter posts for themselves.”Quoting the couple’s lawyer, the BBC report had said that by not paying rent, they wanted to “show their annoyance” after Mallika was attacked in the building last year.They were facing “temporary financial difficulties” but were willing to pay once all problems had been resolved. The landlord, meanwhile, has sought the seizure of furniture and a luxury watch, the report added.Mallika and her rumoured French business tycoon boyfriend, Cyrille Auxenfans, were attacked in the lobby of their apartment by unidentified men last November. The intruders, whose faces were hidden with scarves, had sprayed tear gas before punching and robbing the couple.
December 16, 2017 01:20 IST
From racy thigh-high splitdressesand lazy-girl sweats to ethereal kurta-shararasets, Kareena Kapoor can rock it all. On Thursday, while attending close friend and reality TV star Malaika Arora’s Christmashouse-party, the Veere Di Wedding actor flaunted a chic, next-level monochrome look you’ll probably copy on your next outing.Whether you’ve got a weekend-brunch-with-friends agenda that calls for the perfect its-all-about-ease look or you’re simply leaning towards white and cream shades when it comes to your street style, Kareena’s versatile look — an ivory bustier top, knee-length kimono jacket and trousers set from IKAI by Ragini Ahuja — is solid outfit inspiration.Kareena was spotted letting her hair down with friends, including filmmaker Karan Johar, bestie Amrita Arora and sister Karisma Kapoor.Read on to see how we’re breaking down Kareena’s sleek look so you can try it too, and just try not to spill that glass of red wine once you do.(All photos: Instagram)Kareena’s kimono jacket, featuring eye-catching applique work, added interest to the otherwise basic look.She worked the simple white separates with accessories: Kareena paired her all-white outfit with monochrome accessories -- dangling earrings and rings, black open-toe heels, sleek gold wrist watch and a black Chanel bag.To complement her show-stopping attire, the actor chose a less-is-more beauty look -- her signature heavy kohled eyes, a coat of petal pink lipstick, dewy make-up and hair tied up in a neat bun.Follow@htlifeandstylefor more
December 16, 2017 10:28 IST
Hina Khan takes on Puneesh once she walks out of the secret room for he said in the tape that Luv has a one-sided crush on Hina. However, Shilpa Shinde is truly the one who is her target. Once Shilpa comes there, Hina says that she has lost all her respect.It is now Vikas Gupta’s turn to watch old footage to see what other contestants said about him. He chooses to find out what Hina said about him in the past week. Hina calls Vikas a dictator and mastermind. She also makes faces and apes his walk as Luv and Priyank laugh.Arshi comments on Shilpa’s appearance and she gets angry. She tells Arshi that she will find the repercussions of this comment when she steps out of Bigg Boss house.Puneesh and Vikas say the women inside Bigg Boss house are “waahiyat” and cruel. Vikas says there are only three women but they seem like 30. Vikas says as compared to Hina and Arshi, Shilpa is the least guilty.Shilpa Shinde and Arshi Khan get into a verbal war of words over the captaincy. Whose side are you on? Find out on#BB11!pic.twitter.com/6NAM2zU2cr— COLORS (@ColorsTV)December 15, 2017Arshi is asked to choose the two nominees for the next captain in discussion with the winners of Bigg Boss luxury task. While Shilpa says she wants to be a nominee, Arshi says she needs the captaincy. Luv says he wants to be the captain too. After much discussion, they fail to decide on the names of nominees. However, the discussion leads to a fight between Arshi and Shilpa, with both questioning each other’s “class”. The discussion ends in a walkout by Shilpa and Luv, and a shouting spree by Arshi.Despite Vikas trying his best, nobody agrees to budge.Hina and Priyank also fight when she compares the relationship between Priyank and Vikas to what Shilpa and Vikas showed initially. Priyank gets angry at Vikas for bringing up his relationship with Divya and calling it fake.When Bigg Boss asks if they have decided on the name of candidates, Arshi says they haven’t reached a decision. Bigg Boss decides that there would be no captain next week and Arshi’s tenure also ends.There is a lot of backbiting as all contestants realise that they are on their own.Find more updates aboutBigg Boss 11 here
December 16, 2017 10:17 IST
Let’s go back to Rishi Kapoor’s interview with Rajat Sharma on Aap Ki Adalat in 2016. At one point, Sharma tells Kapoor, “People say you’re arrogant.” To which, he replies, “By nature main arrogant hoon toh kya karoon? Take it or leave it.”The situation has gotten worse, and then there is Twitter as well where Rishi Kapoor utilises every single chance to give offence. From a tweet comparing a flower vase to a pregnant Beyonce to sending a veiled threat to a journalist in a direct message, he does it all. And we kept treating him as the charming boy next door of Bobby. Well, those days are goneOn Thursday, Rishi Kapoor objected to the presence of journalists at the launch of a book on his late father, Raj Kapoor, in spite of an invitation from the publisher.An IANS journalist wrote about the event. Here you go:What was supposed to be a special event, graced by the five children of Raj Kapoor, turned out to be a difficult evening. Coming face to face with Rishi Kapoor as he stepped out of the washroom adjacent to the venue of the book release, he asked in an agitated voice the three journalists waiting to enter, for reasons best known to him, “aap log kaun hain”.On credentials being presented, he walked off, muttering “muft ki daru...”. His personal security arrived and asked the three journalists to accompany them out of the hall and to the lobby area of the hotel. They said, “Mr Kapoor doesn’t want you guys here, please leave.”A representative of the publisher, who had arrived at the spot, requested that Kapoor’s personal security staff be spoken to.The ITC Maurya security in-charge resisted, saying, “You know how Rishi Kapoor is. He has created a scene at our hotel twice in the past.”The publicist from HarperCollins apologised while also adding that there are a lot of other stakeholders in such events that involve celebrities. “Please come in, grab a drink or two,” he said, 20 minutes after the event had begun.The IANS correspondent left the venue. It was the right thing to do. Now, let’s come back to Rishi Kapoor.It must have reminded you of singer Abhijeet whose fall from grace was one such incident during which he called journalists hungry for booze.Not all journalists go to your events for ‘muft ki daaru’, Mr Kapoor. Unlike you, they don’t have the luxury to keep sipping out of their designer glasses. They were there because their work demanded it.Who gave you the right to insult them while they were officially invited there? Did they create any ruckus? We are sure they didn’t even chase you down for answers. It’s easy to pass judgments while sitting on your high pedestal. Thanks to Twitter, we got to know your real personality.A similar scene took place when Kapoor had berated a journalist during the family’s Ganesh visarjan a few years ago.Your arrogance is going to harm you and your image. There is still time. Mend your ways before it all comes down to ‘Rishi Kapoor was a satisfactory actor, but do you remember his bizarre tweets?’We are leaving you with some of his tweets for sample:Onions in a mesh bag!pic.twitter.com/YXCXPJV3iN— Rishi Kapoor (@chintskap)August 7, 2016History being checked! Tx for it ABjr. If it wasn't RIGHT,it would have LEFT a bad tastepic.twitter.com/p6MmEnC5uh— Rishi Kapoor (@chintskap)July 27, 2016Smart Alec!pic.twitter.com/E63Z2F5t2H— Rishi Kapoor (@chintskap)August 26, 2017Phool Khilen hain Gulshan Gulshan!pic.twitter.com/MtpnVPujoB— Rishi Kapoor (@chintskap)November 20, 2017What a day I'm having.pic.twitter.com/fQSJnzPhrh— Sucharita Tyagi (@Su4ita)November 20, 2017(With inputs from IANS)The author tweets at@nawabjha
December 16, 2017 11:01 IST
With Christmas vacations are about to begin, theatres are awaiting their bonanza period. To cash in on this mood, producers try to release their films over the Christmas weekend, expecting good first-day collections. This has resulted in the box office being crowded with big releases from all industries. While movie-goers are spoilt for choice, the producers, especially of small budget films, are facing trouble in finding a good number of screens.Sivakarthikeyan’s Velaikkaran and Santhanam’s Sakka Podu Podu Raja are the Tamil films that are slated to release on December 22. Malayalam films Vimaanam starring Prithviraj Sukumaran, Masterpiece starring Mammootty, Mayanadhi starring Tovino Thomas and Aadu 2 starring Jayasurya is also slated to release on the same day, as is the Telugu film Hello, starring Akhil Akkineni. Nani’s MCA and Kannada film Anjaniputra starring Puneeth Rajkumar will release on December 21. Bollywood biggie Tiger Zinda Hai, starring Salman Khan, only adds more pressure on these films.Earlier Tamil, Telugu and Malayalam releases were mostly exclusive and collections of each did not affect the other. Today, audiences breach boundaries in search of good quality films. At a time like this, only two things can help a film - content or a star’s strong fan base - record a good opening followed by lifetime collection.All the films that are releasing for Christmas have stars who enjoy a strong fan base in their respective industries bar Akhil Akkineni, whose Hello is his second film in the industry. Not only does Hello have to compete with Nani’s MCA, but Salman Khan’s Tiger Zinda Hai. Bhai has a strong fan base in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana. This is also an important film for Akhil whose debut tanked at the box office.Sivakarthikeyan’s Velaikkaran is a much-anticipated film in Tamil and the star cast only raises the expectations. From the teaser to the songs, everything related to this film has got a lot of attention. The film is expected to make a dent at the box office on the first day thanks to the cast and the buzz around the film. Compared to this, Santhanam’s Sakka Podu Podu Raja is smaller in terms of budget. While Santhanam does have a good fan base, it is due to his innings as a comedian and not a lead actor.Coming to Malayalam film Masterpiece - both Mammootty and Prithviraj Sukumaran are big stars in Kerala. Also, this is not the first time that their films have clashed at the box office. Prithviraj’s Adam Joan and Mammotty’s Pullikaran Staraa released on September 1, and both the films failed to impress the audience and critics. Only, this time they have to compete with the young, upcoming actor Tovino Thomas’s movie Mayanadhi and the sequel to comic entertainer Aadu.How will the films fare at the box office and which ones will come on top is something that we will have to wait and see.
December 15, 2017 05:33 IST
Sushmita Sen is a role model on and off the screen. Youngsters look up to her for fashion statements and lessons on public conduct. At 42, she is probably more popular than she was two decades ago.Her popularity was once again visible when she visited St Andrews College in Mumbai and students greeted Sushmita Sen with her own songs. She resisted the urge to break into a dance for a while and then decided to let her hair down. The students complimented her moves and together they all created a video full of happy vibes.Sen tweeted the video on Thursday.The students of St Andrews College serenaded me with my songs...& boy can they DANCE!!!! (Whistles)👏👍😁🎵 I could no longer be well behaved 😉😄so broke into a jig!!!😅❤️#sharing#collectivehugof a moment lived & cherished!!!! 😁❤️💃🏻🎵mmuuuaaah#aurabmsfest2017pic.twitter.com/HWqgdsqwus— sushmita sen (@thesushmitasen)December 13, 2017A determined 18-year-old Sushmita Sen brought India glory when she won the Miss Universe in 1994. She became the first Indian woman to be honoured with the crown. The diva then made her foray into Bollywood with Dastak (1996) and went to do films such as Biwi No.1 (1996), Zor (1997), Aankhen (2002), Filhaal... (2002), Main Hoon Na (2004), Chingaari (2006) and Zindaggi Rocks (2006).At the age of 24, Sushmita adopted her elder daughter Renee, who turned 18 recently. In 2009, she adopted her second daughter Alisah.Sushmita Sen is quite active on Instagram as well. Here are some pics from her account:Here it is!!!! #gmynasticrings 💪😁💃🏻❤️ This BY FAR has been the most trying & effective form of advanced #calisthenics for me!!!! Ufffff...to finally rise above the #rings & achieve an 'L-sit' is a journey in itself 💪👏👍❤️😊 Thank you teacher @nupur_popeye for this life changing gift & its training!!! We have only just begun!!!💪😍💃🏻👏 I love you very very much!!! ❤️'From respecting #gravity to earning its respect back' 👍💪'skin the cat' learning next!!!!💃🏻😁I love u guys!! #sharing #awesomeness 😉😄❤️A post shared bySushmita Sen(@sushmitasen47) onDec 8, 2017 at 7:20am PST#motherandchild ❤️😍❤️ witnessing the world TOGETHER from a different perspective!!! I got you baby...LET GO!!!!❤️💃🏻😇 today in Alisah’s school during the Extra curricular activity session for #aerialsilk 😍💃🏻🎵she’s definitely learning from the best teachers @flyhighaerialart 👍😊❤️ very proud to see her progress!!! #cherished #moment #sharing #love #happiness 😍👏❤️A post shared bySushmita Sen(@sushmitasen47) onDec 7, 2017 at 5:45am PST#strikeapose 😉 This ones for you @neeta_lulla 😉😁💃🏻❤️ The Golden Princess in her chariot!!!!😄😘 what a stunning outfit...everyone adored the look!!!😊❤️💃🏻Thank you so much for everything!!! I love you!!!❤️😘😊#mmuuaaahA post shared bySushmita Sen(@sushmitasen47) onNov 28, 2017 at 5:33am PSTThe power of Silence!!!😊❤️ walking up a brand new path to a brand New Year!!! #countdown to birthday!!! 😁💃🏻❤️🎵 I love you guys...beyond!!!!😍A post shared bySushmita Sen(@sushmitasen47) onNov 17, 2017 at 1:46am PSTSushmita has not appeared in a film for a while now.
December 15, 2017 05:39 IST
Three more women have accused Oscar-winning actor Dustin Hoffman of sexual misconduct, Hollywood trade publication Variety reported on Thursday, bringing to six the number of people accusing him of impropriety decades ago.Variety reported that two of the women said Hoffman sexually assaulted them in 1987. A third woman said he exposed himself to her in 1980, when she was 16, and asked for a foot massage, the Variety report said. In the story, two women went on the record and a third was not identified.Variety quoted Hoffman’s attorney, Mark Neubauer, as saying the accusations were “defamatory falsehoods.”Neither Neubauer nor Hoffman’s representative immediately replied on Thursday to requests for comment.Reuters was unable to independently confirm the accusations.Three other women have come forward in the last six weeks accusing Hoffman of sexual harassment that they said took place more than 30 years ago.Hoffman issued an apology to the first woman, who was a teenage intern on the set of his 1985 TV film Death of a Salesman. He said in a November 1 statement the behaviour the women described was “not reflective of who I am.”He has declined comment on the other accusations.Hoffman has won Oscars for his roles in “Rain Man” and “Kramer vs. Kramer.”
December 15, 2017 01:19 IST
The first poster to the highly anticipated fourth part/spin-off to the Ocean’s franchise is here. Ocean’s 8, with an all-female star cast as stellar any there ever was, assembles eight ‘pros’ at conning people.The poster features Sandra Bullock, Cate Blanchett, Anne Hathaway, Helena Bonham Carter, Rihanna, Sarah Paulson, Mindy Kaling and Awkwafina as the eight geniuses, who we can safely assume, are out to con some undeservingly rich guy.The women are all dressed in black with sunglasses on against a stunning red background as they attempt to pull off a jewellery heist at the Met Gala. Bullock stars as Debbie Ocean, the estranged sister of George Clooney’s character Danny Ocean in the original films.Boom. #Oceans8 in theatres June 2018.A post shared byAnne Hathaway(@annehathaway) onDec 14, 2017 at 9:37am PST‘Every con has its pros’, the poster proudly reads.#oceans8 🔥🔥🔥A post shared bySilvia Díaz(@silvia_lesdoit) onDec 14, 2017 at 12:38pm PST#oceans8 🎱 #everyconhasitspros #sandrabullock #cateblanchett #annehathaway #mindykaling #sarahpaulson #awkwafina #rihanna #helenabonhamcarter #summer2018 🎥 #rihannanavy ⚓A post shared bybajans4rihanna(@bajans4rihanna) onDec 14, 2017 at 12:28pm PSTOcean’s 8, directed by Hunger Games’ Gary Ross, follows Ocean’s 11 (2002), Ocean’s 12 (2004) and Ocean’s 13 (2007), all directed by Steven Soderbergh. It is scheduled to release on June 8, 2018.The originals starred Clooney, Brad Pitt, Matt Damon, Julia Roberts, Andy Garcia and some more of the biggest names in Hollywood.
December 15, 2017 10:47 IST
A spokesperson for Harvey Weinstein has responded to actor Salma Hayek’s op-ed in the New York Times in which she has detailed the disgraced producer’s inappropriate behaviour during the making of 2002 film Frida.Hayek said Weinstein made her life hell during the making of the film and she had to repeatedly rebuff his advances.To save the film from being shut, Hayek agreed to do a “senseless” sex scene with actor Ashley Judd, who was one of the first women to accused Weinstein of sexual misconduct.Weinstein, via his representative, has admitted that there was “creative friction” during the making of the film but denied asking for sexual favours in return.Calling Hayek “a first-class actress”, Weinstein said he chose the actor over Jennifer Lopez, who was interested in playing Frida Kahlo and was a bigger star at that time.“Mr Weinstein does not recall pressuring Salma to do a gratuitous sex scene with a female costar and he was not there for the filming. However, that was part of the story, as Frida Kahlo was bisexual and the more significant sex scene in the movie was choreographed by Ms Hayek with Geoffrey Rush.“All of the sexual allegations as portrayed by Salma are not accurate and others who witnessed the events have a different account of what transpired,” the statement read.Defending his “boorish behaviour following a screening of Frida, Weinstein said it was prompted by his disappointment in the cut of the movie.“...and a reason he took a firm hand in the final edit, alongside the very skilled director Julie Taymor.”Hayek has also accused Weinstein of demanding script rewrite at the last minute and not even giving credit to Ed Norton.But Weinstein said he battled the Writers Guild of America to get him a credit but was unsuccessful.Weinstein, considered one of the most powerful producers in Hollywood, has been thrown out of his own company after the New York Times and the New Yorker took the lid off of his decades of sexual misconduct.The expose prompted more than fifty women, including prominent Hollywood stars, to come forward to accused Weinstein of sexual harassment and in some cases of rape.Hayek is the latest star to accuse Weinstein of sexual misconduct after people like Gwyneth Paltrow, Angelina Jolie, Uma Thurman, Rose McGowan, Lupita Nynog’o detailed their experiences.
December 15, 2017 05:48 IST
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