Bollywood actor Rishi Kapoor shared the first look of his upcoming film, Mulq on Twitter late Monday and we are sure you will be surprised to see him. Directed by Anubhav Sinha, Mulq also stars Taapsee Pannu, Rajat Kapoor, Neena Gupta, Ashutosh Rana and Prateik Babbar. Anubhav has also written the film along with Mushtaq Sheikh. Taapsee is likely to play Rishi’s daughter-in-law while Neena may essay the role of his wife.Rishi changed his profile picture on Twitter and also edited his bio to say, “For all my fans my first look of the film “Mulq”. Voice of tomorrow!'#NewProfilePicpic.twitter.com/piLxfE9gd0— Rishi Kapoor (@chintskap)October 16, 2017Talking about the film, Rishi had earlier said, “I have not done drama in a long time and when Anubhav narrated the film to me, I loved the concept of the film. Shooting in Benaras and Lucknow will be an added bonus since I have heard such great stories about the cities.”Replying to comments of fans, Rishi then shared his look from 102 Not Out as well. The film has Rishi playing Amitabh Bachchan’s son in the film. He wrote with the photo, “Another diffrent fun film I am doing “102 Not Out”with the amazing AB.”Another diffrent fun film I am doing '102 Not Out'with the amazing ABpic.twitter.com/wtHpO5Hguc— Rishi Kapoor (@chintskap)October 16, 2017While Amitabh plays the role of a 102-year-old father, Rishi Kapoor will play his 75-year-old son. The two actors are busy shooting for the film, which is directed by Umesh Shukla. 102 Not Out will release this December. Rishi was recently seen in Patel Ki Punjabi Shaadi.
October 17, 2017 11:10 IST
Despite all the planning, plotting and maneuvering, Bigg Boss housemates are often stuck with surprising twists and shocking turns in the game. As Hina Khan and Puneesh Sharma realised on Monday’s episode, Vikas Gupta may have been good to him before he became the captain - not anymore!Vikas nominated Hina and Puneesh, contrary to their expectations. And he used his special powers as the captain to nominate them. More than Hina, Puneesh and Luv were upset to see him ditching friends.Monday’s episode began with Bigg Boss making an announcement that the padosis - Mehjabi Siddiqui, Sabyasachi Satpathy, Lucinda Nicholas and Luv Tyagi - have failed in keeping their story a secret. The housemates were given the power of choosing one padosi who would be evicted.The housemates chose Lucinda to be kicked out of the house and Bigg Boss asked her to leave immediately. Before leaving, Lucinda bid goodbye to the housemates and broke down.Later in the day, Vikas Gupta tried to make amends with his friend-turned-foe Hina Khan but the TV actor was in no mood to listen to him. Vikas asked her to let bygones be bygones and start afresh but Hina told him, “Mai aapke liye koi stand nahi loongi aur aap mere liye koi stand nahi lenge.”Vikas was then irked and left.During the nomination process for the week, Vikas was given special powers to nominate housemates and the rest would then vote for the ones nominated by him, as he is the captain of the house. The captaincy also saved him from the nomination. After Vikas named Sapna Choudhary, Shilpa Shinde , HinaKhan, Luv Tyagi, Mehjabi Siddiqui, Puneesh Sharma and Akash Dadlani. The episode ended with Akash and Puneesh being upset with Vikas over the nominations.After the housemates put in their votes, Sapna, Akash, Hina, Puneesh and Luv were nominated for this week’s eviction.Catch all the latest updates fromBigg Boss 11 here.
October 17, 2017 11:00 IST
Bollywood actor Varun Dhawan’s first ever wax figure will be the fourth from India to join Madame Tussauds Hong Kong with those of Mahatma Gandhi, Narendra Modi and Amitabh Bachchan currently on display. He will unveil it in the first quarter of 2018.“Huge honour. Can’t wait to come there and stare down my wax figure. Thank you,” Varun tweeted on Monday.#madametussaudscoming soonpic.twitter.com/pAR9SWGC8T— Varun Dhawan (@Varun_dvn)October 16, 2017Varun, who made his acting debut in the 2012 romantic comedy Student of the Year, has also starred in Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania, ABCD 2, Main Tera Hero, Badrinath Ki Dulhania and most recently in Judwaa 2.He was invited by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to be part of the Swachh Bharat Mission. “It was a great experience to work with Madame Tussauds. I am so excited to get my wax figure in Hong Kong,” the actor said in a statement on Madame Tussauds’ official website.A group of skilled Madame Tussauds sculpting team specially travelled to Mumbai to meet Varun and conduct a detailed sitting process. More than 200 measurements were taken, the team also matched the hair and eye colour of the actor. Varun also worked closely with the team and kept sharing his ideas on the pose of the figure.Jenny You, General Manager of Madame Tussauds, Hong Kong, said, “Varun Dhawan is one of the most requested figures and we are delighted to be partnering with this Bollywood great actor. Hong Kong is a multicultural metropolis which makes us a unique brand. Visitors can meet both Hollywood, Asian and also Bollywood stars here at Madame Tussauds Hong Kong. The worldwide popularity of Bollywood films makes people in Hong Kong increasingly embrace Bollywood culture. Besides, India is the fourth largest ethnic group in Hong Kong. As the first youngest Indian Bollywood actor to be waxed, we are confident that Varun’s figure will bring visitors an all-new experience.”
October 16, 2017 03:17 IST
While Bigg Boss 11 weekend ka vaar saw Sshivani Durgah being voted out of the ongoing reality show, it appears that another eviction is already in the pipeline. Lucinda Nicholas, one of the padosis, may have been eliminated from the show, if reports are to be believed.AnAaj Tak reportclaimed Lucinda was kicked out of the show after the padosis failed to keep their ‘secret’ from the housemates. Lucinda, along with Sabyasachi, Mehjabi and Luv, were supposed to behave like a family in front of rest of the housemates but the rest found out the truth. It appears the surprise eviction is the result of this ruse failing, it added. On Sunday’s episode, Salman Khan had also reprimanded the four for failing to keep their identities secret.Lucinda, along with the other padosis, was initially kept out of the house and asked to monitor the activities inside the Bigg Boss house. Ever since they entered the house last week, Lucinda had bad encounters with Puneesh Sharma.In a recent video uploaded by a fan, Lucinda was seen being bullied by some of the housemates. While the footage did not make it to Bigg Boss 11, it showed Puneesh, Bandgi, Sabyasachi and Sapna talking to Lucinda about her appearance. Sapna begins by saying that Lucinda is very beautiful, but Sabyasachi says her lips are not nice. Puneesh then asks Lucinda, “Did you Botox your lips?” The model is taken aback by his comment and is at loss for words.Lucinda is an Australian model. She was crowned Miss World South Australia in 2010 and even had a part to play in Akshay Kumar’s Boss. She is also a padosi.She is the fourth person to be evicted out of the show. While Zubair Khan was voted out of Bigg Boss 11, Priyank Sharma was kicked out after he broke an important rule of the house - he attacked Akash Dadlani on the show.Catch all the latest updates onBigg Boss 11 here.
October 16, 2017 02:59 IST
It’s natural that everyone would want the best release date for their movie, but booking it two years in advance… is that ludicrous or a good business decision? According to back-to-back announcements this week, all but one big Friday of 2019 appears to be snapped up by Bollywood producers. This follows our findings a few weeks ago that the most-wanted release dates of 2018 were all booked.Now, Republic Day, Holi, and Independence Day weekends in 2019 have been taken by Yash Raj Film, Akshay Kumar, and Karan Johar, respectively. Christmas and Eid are likely to be taken by Salman Khan. As of now, only Diwali 2019 seems to be a free slot.Earlier, producer Ramesh Taurani had said that announcing release dates in advance helped avoid a clash between production houses. Producer Anand L Rai had also said that such ‘advance booking’ of dates prevented “unnecessary complications or injustice to anyone”.A film I'm extremely excited about personally and emotionally... #Kesari releasing Holi 2019!A post shared by Akshay Kumar (@akshaykumar) onOct 10, 2017 at 6:32am PDTOn the need to announce films so many months in advance, especially for festive weekends, filmmaker Anurag Basu says, “Nowadays, movies have become like an event and a festival. Just like people plan a vacation, they also plan which movies they want to watch in a year. The days are gone when you’d decide in the evening that ‘let’s go watch a 9pm show’. Hence, even filmmakers are creating that space for the audience to plan.”A TRILOGY ...A FANTASY ADVENTURE....A LABOUR OF LOVE.....'BRAHMĀSTRA'pic.twitter.com/8yQ2Y0yWaD— Karan Johar (@karanjohar)October 11, 2017Trade analyst Taran Adarsh says, “It’s always good to lock the date [in advance]. With films clashing at the box office, producers feel it’s important to make an official announcement and lock the date.”The film fraternity sees a good strategy in this move. Film critic Omar Qureshi says that booking long holiday weekends has been a tradition worldwide. “Festive weekends give a boost to movies, as families and children are keen to watch films then,” he adds.HighlightsOn Oct 10, Akshay Kumar announced Holi 2019 as the release date for his film Kesari, based on the battle of Saragarhi.On Oct 11, Karan Johar booked Independence Day 2019 as the release date for his film Brahmastra, starring Ranbir Kapoor and Alia Bhatt.On Oct 12, Yash Raj Films took the Republic Day 2019 slot to release its action entertainer with Hrithik Roshan, Vaani Kapoor, and Tiger Shroff.Speculation is rife that Salman Khan has already locked Christmas 2019 for his film Kick 2, and is quite likely to take Eid 2019 for Dabangg 3.Aamir Khan’s biopic on astronaut Rakesh Sharma, is also likely to release on Christmas 2019Only Diwali weekend is left for producers to pick.Asked if it’s possible to sustain the hype for such a long time, Basu says, “Earlier, it was always the case that if a film was made well, it would do well. But now, if a film releases on a good date, it would do well.” He adds that producers and distributors base their opening weekend expectations on certain calculations, and it’s up to the director to deliver the goods.Qureshi points out, “Hype is the bugle player walking in the front of a marriage party, but to make [a film] work, the compatibility of the product and the audiences is essential.”For the films releasing next year, shooting has already started in some cases; those announced for 2019 are likely to go on the floors next year.
October 16, 2017 12:16 IST
After her eviction from the Bigg Boss house, Sshivani Durga reveals that she could see this coming. Sshivani is the second contestant who has been voted out from season 11 of the controversial reality show that is being hosted by Salman Khan. “My vote bank was weak. And I am neither an entertainer, nor do I have a PR of my own. So, I was expecting it [getting evicted],” says Sshivani, who prefers introducing herself as Tantrik Aghori — an occultist.Sshivani was enjoying being a contestant on the show, as she could connect with everyone. “I understand that no two individuals can be the same and no one can understand everyone well. My stance was neutral, and I tried to pacify every time there was a fight — be it between Vikas [Gupta; TV producer, screenwriter and actor] and Shilpa [Shinde; actor] or Hina [Khan; actor] and Arshi [Khan; model and aspiring actor]. Inside the house, I tried my best to stay true to myself as I believe in quality and not quantity. I don’t know what has been shown about me, but the love and respect I got in the show, I am going to talk about it on social media,” she adds.However, Sshivani shares that she was surprised by Sapna Chaudhary’s (Haryanavi singer and dancer) sudden change of behaviour. “I saw another side of Sapna. She used to be this silent individual; sleeping most of the time but then suddenly she changed,” says Sshivani, who would love to go back to the house as a wild card entry.Asked about stories that inmates were getting spooked by her, Sshivani laughs, “They weren’t scared of me. It’s just a rumour that Puneesh [Sharma] had spread by mistake. Shilpa was staring at me and I stared back and somehow, Puneesh misinterpreted it.”Aarahe hai@_ravidubey&@rithvik_RDlekar ek khaas#BB11Samachar, iss#WeekendKaVaar! Tune in tonight 9pm!#BBSneakPeekpic.twitter.com/k1AOKo6sh6— Bigg Boss (@BiggBoss)October 15, 2017Meanwhile, when Sshivani was inside the house, the apex body of Hindu sadhus, Akhil Bharatiya Akhara Parishad (ABAP) expressed their unhappiness with her participation in the show and also said that they would add her name to the list of fake babas, godmen and godwomen.Reacting to it Sshivani says, “They never welcomed me in the Akhara [an association that protects Sanatan Hindu Dharma or Hinduism and spread the religion], hence have no rights to say anything about me. The Akharas in general don’t support women and were always against me. They couldn’t tolerate someone as educated as I am. They got against me even more when I did a sting operation during Ujjain kumbh in 2015 and highlighted how most of they cheat people in the name of spirituality. And then at Nasik Kumbh people started recognising me and they couldn’t accept all these.”Going forward, Sshivani is planning to finish writing her book titled Rigs of Tantra (in English and Hindi), complete her third Phd and also travel, which she enjoys the most.
October 16, 2017 12:26 IST
He may have declared his wish to not celebrate his 75th birthday but Amitabh Bachchan could not escape the love of fans and family. The veteran actor was in Maldives for a quiet family vacation and returned to Mumbai late Sunday.There was no grand, starry birthday party for Big B this year but fans still got a peek into his birthday this year. While earlier Abhishek had posted a photo from Maldives, a photo that show Amitabh with his family is now going viral.One of the pictures shows son Abhishek Bachchan, daughter-in-law Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, wife Jaya Bachchan, granddaughters Navya Naveli Nanda and Aaradhya Bachchan on a yacht. The picture is quite similar to what we saw when the family went for a Maldives holiday last year to celebrateAbhishek Bachchan’s birthday.. Picture of the #bachchan family while they are in the Maldives celebrating the birth of #amitabh 75 🎂🎉🎊 . صورة لعائلة #باتشان وقت ما كانوا في #جزر_المالديف بيحتفلوا بعيد ميلاد #اميتاب 75 🎂🎉🎊 . . #amitabhbachchan #bachchans #aish #aishwaryaraibachchan #aishwaryarai #aishwarya #abhi #aradhya #aradhyabachchan #abhishekbachchan #abhishek #aishwaryaraiforever #navya #abhishekbachan #abhiaish #navyananda #shwetabachchan #باتشانين ✌A post shared by Aïda (@cyrinedudu11) onOct 15, 2017 at 7:27am PDTIn another picture, Navya lovingly hugs her grandad as the actor smiles at the camera.Awee Love this pic 😍😍 #aryankhan #suhanakhan #ananyapanday #abramkhan #suhanakhan #shanayakapoor #navyananda #aryankhan #suhanakhan #shahrukhkhan #navyananda #suhanakhan #ananyapanday #beautifull #Navya #navyanaveli #navyananda #lovely #family #navyanavelinanda #aryankhan #suhanakhan #abramkhan #nirvankhan #ibrahimkhan #bachchan #ahaanpanday #bollywood #like4likeA post shared by Suhana and Navya Fans Club (@suhanavya_fc) onOct 15, 2017 at 6:03am PDTWriting about his birthday devoid of any big bashes, he wrote on his blog, “After 75 years, you run away from it all .. there is apprehension and embarrassment of celebration .. of what expression to be worn and where .. to what must there be celebration of gift .. and the list of guests to be in proper shades of etiquette .. the care and hospitality, the personal touch of host formality, the …Many objects and lists and meetings later .. it merely succumbs to the ultimate argument .. all this for getting a year closer to the final closure .. !! And today as I sit by myself in elated company of the near and the dear .. listen and read and get enveloped by the reams of praise and effects that my presence has supposedly created .. there is fear .. A fear of losing myself ..”The actor, who was last seen in Taapsee Pannu starrer Pink, is currently working on his next along with Aamir Khan, Katrina Kaif and Fatima Sana Shaikh in Thugs of Hindostan.
October 16, 2017 11:17 IST
Veteran filmmaker Lekh Tandon, who directed iconic film like Amrapali, died on Sunday, his associates said. He was 88. Tandon passed away at his residence in Powai in presence of his family.Filmmaker Ashoke Pandit tweeted, “Sad to know about the demise of one of the finest TV and film directors Lekh Tandon ji. Your work is immoral. Will miss U. #RIP”. Pandit told IANS that Tandon was bed-ridden for the last five to six months and fed through a pipe. The end came at 5.38 p.m., he said.Sad to know about the demise of one of the finest film & Tv directors#LekhTandonji.Your work is#Immortal. Will miss U.#RIP.🙏pic.twitter.com/NdoBfiMryy— Ashoke Pandit (@ashokepandit)October 15, 2017Actor Shabana Azmi, also took to Twitter to express her grief. “Sad dat #LekhTandon passed away but wonderful dat he did so with his boots on.He was working on his latest film with a newcomers zeal . RIP,” she wrote.Sad dat#LekhTandonpassed away but wonderful dat he did so with his boots on.He was working on his latest film with a newcomers zeal . RIP— Azmi Shabana (@AzmiShabana)October 15, 2017Several other celebs in the industry also mourned the filmmaker’s death on Twitter:Very VERSATILE Director who gave several HITS!Was privileged to work with u in Swades!Will always miss ur gentleness Sir! RIP#LekhTandonpic.twitter.com/B4m1M96Cjc— Ashutosh Gowariker (@AshGowariker)October 15, 2017Abhineta aur film nirdeshak Lekh Tandon ji ka aaj swargwas hua.Ye sunke mujhe bahut dukh hua.Meri unko vinamra shraddhanjali.— Lata Mangeshkar (@mangeshkarlata)October 15, 2017I was lucky to do 2 beautiful films with#LekhTandon - Ek Baar Kaho and Doosri Dulhan a filmabout surrogacy way ahead of its time. Respect🙏— Azmi Shabana (@AzmiShabana)October 15, 2017goodbye#LekhTandonExtraordinary film maker/story teller of his times. Never ever refused an actor at his doorstep some warmth advice n tea— Shekhar Kapur (@shekharkapur)October 15, 2017Rest in peace Lekh jI#Lekhtandonpic.twitter.com/1IhZG0EEzB— ashwini chaudhary (@DhoopAshwini)October 15, 2017Born in Lahore in 1929, Tandon directed many Bollywood stalwarts like Shammi Kapoor (Professor, 1962; Prince, 1969), Rajender Kumar, Shashi Kapoor, Hema Malini, Shabana Azmi, Rekha, Rajesh Khanna to name a few. His Amrapali (1966), featuring Sunil Dutt and Vyjayanthimala, that was selected as Indian entry for the best foreign language film at 39th Academy awards.He also bagged Filmfare Best Screenplay Award for his movie Dulhan Wahi Jo Piya Man Bhaye, along with Vrajendra Gaur and Madhusudan Kalekar in 1978.He directed his first television serial Dil Dariya in 1988 through which he was also credited for discovering Shah Rukh Khan. Tandon also acted in films like Swades, Chennai Express, Rang De Basanti among others.His funeral will be held in Powai at 12 p.m. on Monday.
October 16, 2017 10:36 IST
Earlier this month, police filed three cases against four people, including three singers — Ankit Tiwari, Akruti Kakkar and Shilpa Rao — for failing to perform at a show in the United States despite collecting a fee.Shilpa’s representative has said there is no truth to these allegations. “The claims made by the complainant have no truth to them,” she said.The Oshiwara police said the three singers were slated to perform at the show last year and had accepted an advance payment of Rs30 lakh from the firm Deep VIP Travels.The amount was allegedly deposited in their individual bank accounts.After they failed to show up, the firm approached the Andheri magistrate court, alleging criminal breach of trust.The court then ordered the Oshiwara police to file a case under section 406 (punishment for criminal breach of trust) of the Indian Penal Code and investigate.The FIR registered against Ankit lists his brother, Ankur Tiwari, as an accused. The two jointly run a private company.“We will send summons to the accused and ask them to come to the station so we can record their statements. We will present their statements before the court. If they fail to respond within a stipulated period, then we will write to the magistrate court, seeking permission to trace and arrest them,” said an officer at the Oshiwara police station, who is privy to the investigation.Ankur and Ankit refuted the allegations against them. “We do not know the person who filed the complaint as we have never met him in our entire life,” they told HT.
October 16, 2017 12:31 IST
Sunday’s episode of Weekend Ka Vaar on Bigg Boss 11 went exceptionally smooth. Host Salman Khan announced the eviction of Sshivani Durga which was easily accepted by all, including her.After Saturday’s episode, Jyoti, Sapna and Sshivani were left in a lurch about their fate on the show. But Salman announced that Sshivani will be the one to leave the house as she received the least amount of votes.Television actors Rithwik Dhanjani and Ravi Dubey were invited on the show to bring the spirit of Diwali into the house. They ‘shopped’ for contestants who pretended to be items like a dhol or a refrigerator and gave them Bigg Boss money to buy items of their need from a store run by the show’s ‘Jallad’.#ArshiKhanaur#ShilpaShindeke bich hogi jung Sultani Akhade mein. Kiski hogi jeet jaanne ke liye dekhiye aaj raat 9pm!#WeekendKaVaarpic.twitter.com/dD5gNLKAZr— Bigg Boss (@BiggBoss)October 15, 2017Salman then called Arshi and Shilpa to the akhara and have a fight just like last week. This week, Arshi won it fair and square after losing to Sapna last time.The contestants were then asked to guess who said insensitive words about them. Only a few could make the right guess but Arshi was left very hurt on learning Sabyasachi thought she was a transgender. She talked to Vikas about it who told her that because this has affected her so much, people will use it against her everytime they want to shut her down.The padosis were also shamed by Salman for not being able to complete the ‘simple task’ of pretending to be a real family. They will no longer get immunity from eviction in the upcoming four weeks.The housemates sell unique products to guests@rithvik_RD&@_ravidubeyin tonight's sale. Don't miss this on#WeekendKaVaar.#BBSneakPeekpic.twitter.com/FOf4yS54lj— COLORS (@ColorsTV)October 15, 2017Puneesh and Bandgi were also spotted sharing a romantic moment in the dead of the night and holding hands.Hiten pleads with Arshi to stop harassing him with all her flirting and call him cute names. While he was trying to control his laughter, the frustration in his voice was palpable. However, Arshi brushes it all off with a hearty laugh of her own. We don’t think he will be rid of her anytime soon.
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