One was the scion of the most decorated family of Bollywood, another was an actress that burst into Bollywood like a roman candle. Both had a starry debut and clashed with each other at the box office, met at a business lunch, became inseparable and gave our generation the most iconic real-life Bollywood couples ever. We are talking about none other thanRanbir Kapoor and Deepika Padukone.Like other couples in Bollywood, they never shied away from accepting their relationship and Deepika even got her now infamous ‘RK’ tattoo on her neck to declare her love to the world. And, as fans, we simply could not get enough of this fairytale romance.Since that fateful time, a lot has passed. We have seen RK and DP break up, the Ranbir-Katrina episode and come to love the crackling chemistry that Deepika shares with Ranveer now. And while we love Ranveer and Deepika together, RK and DP will always be special for us. A testament to this sentiment is a deluge of tweets after Deepika and Ranbir’s Mijwan ramp walk for Manish Malhotra. Even almost 5 years after their break up, twitterati simply can’t enough of these two and here is the proof.Well, surely count us inWe could not have agreed moreWell we sure did, but instead we chose to focus on the absolute beauty of the pictureWho are we calling evil eyes here againWe can understand how they bring out poet in every fanWe are sure they will shine for long, even if not with each otherDirectors of Bollywood, are you listening? We all want it.Two years? I still can't believe its been that long
April 20, 2018 12:37 IST
There are so many films which start of with a great idea and despite a lot of progress get shelved. These films rarely see the light of the day even though there are big stars backing it up. One such very talked about shelved films included Shiddat. The film had been on the cards for a long time and the cast has changed time and again. But there is finally a good news. The shoot of the film has commenced from today and it is all set to hit the theatres next year.Here are 7 things you should know about Kalank:1. Kalank was conceived 15 years backKalank, that was earlier called Shiddat, was planned 15 years ago by Karan Johar and his father Yash Johar.2. The release dateThe shoot of Kalank has commenced from today, i.e., 18th April 2018. It will release exactly a year after, i.e., on 19th April 2019.3. Sanjay Dutt and Madhuri Dixit will be reuniting after 22 yearsSanjay Dutt and Madhuri Dixit were one of the best jodis of the 90s. Post their alleged relationship, the two were not seen together anymore. But now finally, they will be reuniting with Kalank.4. Madhuri Dixit had replaced SrideviSridevi was offered the role of the mother in Shiddat, which she accepted. But post her demise in February 2018, the role went to Madhuri Dixit, who was one of Sridevi's biggest competitors in the 90s. She accepted it and Sridevi's elder daughter Jhanvi wrote a heartfelt post thanking her.5. The setting and other cast membersThe film has been set in the 40s India. Apparently, Madhuri and Sanjay Dutt will play Varun's parents in the film and Aditya Roy Kapur will play his step-brother. Alia Bhatt and Sonakshi Sinha are also a part of the film.6. The original castWhen Karan Johar had conceived the film, he had thought of casting Shah Rukh Khan, Rani Mukerji, Kajol and Ajay Devgn. But things did not work out.7. The directorThe film will be directed by Abhishek Varman who had helmed Two States. Dharma will be producing the film!
April 18, 2018 11:29 IST
Vivek Agnihotriis probably best known for directing the highly erotic thrillerHate Story. The film got in trouble with the Censor Board due to its explicit scenes as well as the use of abusive words. After a lot of cuts, the film finally released and did average business at the box-office. But it was commercially successful enough to start a full-fledged franchise which treats its women nothing less than sex-objects.The director has also indulged in twitter warfare with a number of people and trolls over various topics. But its one of his tweets from yesterday which has left us scratching our heads. The recent rape incidents have again put India in a bad light and celebrities, leaders and prominent personalities are speaking out against the crimes and taking part in protests.Here's his tweet:It’s good to see film heroines holding placards to make a point on#Kathuatragedy.I wish they also hold a placard against the sexual exploitation of women in Bollywood.I wish they also refuse to do roles that portray heroines only as sex objects and dumb bimbos.Can they?— Vivek Agnihotri (@vivekagnihotri)April 15, 2018Now, we know the director has the right to free speech but it seems he forgot that he directed Hate Story which objectified women and treated them as nothing but sex-objects and bimbos. The film was made just to sell the sex and it did help in starting a franchise which has done nothing except objectifying its women and maybe having some of the most cringe-worthy dialogues in Bollywood.What he is stating in his tweet won't be possible until and unless the producers, directors, and writers come up with ideas that don't treat women as eye candies or bimbos. The onus is on the ones making all the decisions. Also, till the time these kinds of films are being made, we can't really expect that there will be a decrease in these kinds of roles.
April 16, 2018 07:17 IST
While one can certainly attribute the unprecedented success ofBaaghi 2to Tiger Shroff’s rippling muscles and sky-high kicks, truth be told,Tiger ShroffandDisha Patanichemistry is also a big factor behind the huge success of the filmAlthough both of them were liked by the audience form their very first films individually, their popularity touched new heights when they were rumored to be in dating each other. While the fans of this adorable couple can’t stop gushing each time the duo is spotted being all adorable together, is there somebody else that is making Disha a rebel in love?The Baaghi 2 actress was seen spending her Sunday having lunch and shopping, but not with Tiger Shroff as you would think. Disha, instead, was seen with this mystery man with whom she chose to spend her Sunday. While we don’t know who the person is, but Disha was seen flashing a big smile with him and even posing happily for the camera. We also could not help notice that Disha’ s mystery man looks really dashing.Interestingly, this is also the same guy who was seen enjoying a workout session with the Disha a few days back. Clearly, Disha enjoys spending a lot of her time with this hottie.However, although both look really super adorable together, we still hope that this was just a friend she was hanging out with and Tiger and Disha are still together.Though both Tiger and Disha have never really confirmed having a relationship with each other, but their on-screen chemistry, as well as off-screen camaraderie, is a living testament that the two share a very special bond.Their recent box office outing together, Baaghi 2 has been one of thehighest grosser at the box office in 2018 so farand has already raked in a collection of 150 crores and is still having a very strong run at the theatre.
April 15, 2018 07:42 IST
While the alleys of entertainment are getting all geared up to hit the French Riviera for the most awaited and prestigiousCannes International Film Festival,Manto has been chosen to be the official entry of India at the festival.The film would be premiering at Cannes though the theatrical release date in the country has not been announced yet.The trailer and snippets show Nawazudding in his usual stellar self and have intrigued us even more. Here are 5 things you need to know about the film that might bring home some Cannes glory to Bollywood.Nandita Das DirectorialAfter directing award-winning films such as Firaaq and In Defence of Freedom, this is going to be Nandita Das’ third directorial venture. Knowing the actress turned director, Manto will surely have the hallmark of brilliance that has become synonymous withNandita Das.Not GlorifyingWhile talking about the film on different occasions the director has maintained that Manto as a film is not an attempt to put the legendary author on a pedestal. The story is simply being told because Manto’s journey as a person is a story that deserves to be told. In the current socio-political landscape, it might resonate with the on-going debate onfreedom of speech and expression and especially creative freedomThe CastFor her film, Nandita has chosen a cast that could not have been more brilliant. Apart from the maestro Nawazuddin himself, the film also starsTahir Raj Bhasinwho wowed us with his baddie actor in Mardaani will be seen playing the 40s Bollywood superstar and Manto’s close confidante Shyam Chaddha whileRasika Duggalwho is known for her work in short films and web series would be essaying the role of Manto’s wife Safiah.Rishi Kapoorwill also have a cameo in the filmFirst Biopic on a Writer In BollywoodEven with Bollywood’s obsession withbiopics, it is weird how there isn’t a single biopic made on authors and poets. Manto, in fact, would be the first of its kind in Bollywood which would be a biopic made on the life of an author. However, along with Manto, Bollywood is slowly warming up towards biopic on writers and we will soon be seeingAbhishek Bachchan playing Sahir Ludhianvi.Nawaz’s PreparationKnown for his methodical approach, Nawaz is leaving no stones unturned to get under the skin of Manto. He decided to dress like the bard as long as the film was being shot and even changed his bed and re-furbished his room to even make his surroundings similar to that of Manto’s. He said in an interview that by entering into the physical world of Manto, he can penetrate his mind.
April 15, 2018 06:26 IST
The winners of National Award for the year 2018 has been announced and the list doesn't disappoint. Filmmaker Shekhar Kapur who heads the jury especially praised the strides that the small regional film industries have made in the recent years. Films such as Baahubali 2, Newton and Toilet: Ek Prem Katha won big and actor Pankaj Tripathi also received a special mention. Here is the complete list of winners.:Dada Saheb Phalke Award: Vinod KhannaBest Director: Jayaraj for Bhayanakam (Malayalam)Best Feature Film: Village Rockstars (Assamese)Best Hindi Film: NewtonBest Actress:Sridevi ,MomBest Actor: Ridhhi Sen, Nagar KirtanBest Regional Film: LadhakhBest Action Direction: Baahubali 2Best Choreography: Ganesh Acharya Toilet Ek Prem KathaBest Special Effects: Baahubali 2Special Jury Award: Nagar Kirtan(Bengali)Best lyrics for song Muthu Ratna, for Kannada film March 22Best Music Direction: A R Rahman for Kaatru Veliyidai, Best Background Score: A R Rahman for MomBestMake Upartist- Ram Razak for Nagar KirtanBest editing: Reema Das for Village Rockstar (Assamese film)Best Original Screenplay: Thondimuthalum DriksakshiyumBest Adapted Screenplay: Bhayankam, to JairajBest Film playback Singer- Shasha Tirupati (Vaan Varuvaan song)Best Male Playback Singer: YesudasBest supporting actress - Divya Dutta, Irada (Hindi Film)Best Supporting Actor - FahadFaazilfor Thondimuthalum DriksakshiyumBest Film for National Integration - Dhappa (Marathi)Best Popular Film: Baahubali 2Best Film on Social Issues: AalorukkamBest Child artist: Bhanita Das (Village Rockstars)
April 13, 2018 03:29 IST
Aastha Gill new song Buzz featuring Badshaah has been receiving a lot of on the internet. The song which also features Priyank Sharma of Bigg Boss fame is a yet another number by Badshaah that is all set to become the next staple on dance floors. Along with a foot-tapping music, the song also has some interesting lyrics that we have almost come to expect from every Badshaah song.A trip down the memory lane, we realized that when it comes to rhyming Badshaah’s lyrics always has an interesting take on the anatomy of female ‘curves’. Here are some of the gems that Badshaah has penned over the years which shows us his versatility in expressing his strong emotions about the female form. Gawr Farmaiyega…Irshaad.Buzz- Aastha Gill Feat. BadshaahLadies, forget your gym trainer, Badshaah might be the perfect person to tell you where you should be thick or thin.Mercy- Feat. Lauren GottliebWe don’t blame Badshaah, Lauren Gottlieb's moves and’form’ can make anybody go all spiritual.Vroom, Vroom- Simranjeet Singh FeaturingBadshaahForget women, Badshaah can find sexiness in the base of things we never went looking for an inspiration for. Damn us, poor unimaginative souls!Lakk Tera- Noor, Feat. Sonakshi Sinha and Diljit DosanjhErrrmmm…Maybe don’t then. Especially, given the Lakk, in this case, belongs to Sonakshi Sinha who probably won’t react gently to any handling. Have you seen Akira?Oscar- Gippy Grewal Feat. BadshaahAnd with this one, he took his love for desi ‘form’ totally international.Bow down to the 'Badshaah' of rhyming...
April 13, 2018 12:59 IST
The case of kidnap, torture, gang-rape and murder against an 8-year-old child in Kashmir has left the entire nation shaken. Worst of all, the heinous act was done in the sacred space of a temple by the people who are apparently gatekeepers of the sacred place and a policeman, who is ironically supposed to bring ensure law and order works in the nation. The child was not just kidnapped and drugged, she was held captive for three days without food, gang-raped by several men and raped 'for one last time' by a policeman before she was brutally murdered.While the nation is yet to recover from the shock, there are many people out there who have come out in full support, for the accusers. Needless to say, this has left the masses enraged. Many people are protesting against the brutal crime. Like the common people, celebs have also voiced their shock and angst on the Kathua Rape case and are demanding Justice for Asifa.Here are what they have to say:Farhan AkhtarImagine what goes through the mind of an 8 yr old as she is drugged, held captive, gang raped over days and then murdered.If you don’t feel her terror, you are not human.If you don’t demand Asifa get justice, you belong to nothing.— Farhan Akhtar (@FarOutAkhtar)April 12, 2018Sonam KapoorAshamed appalled and disgusted by fake nationals and fake Hindus. I cannot believe this is happening in my country.https://t.co/V8tKoo6viX— Sonam Kapoor (@sonamakapoor)April 12, 2018Atul KasbekarU CANNOT BE SILENT WHEN AN 8 YR OLD GIRL HAS BEEN KIDNAPPED, DRUGGED, TORTURED, REPEATEDLY GANG RAPED FOR DAYS AND THEN MURDERED!THIS HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH ANY RELIGION AND EVERYTHING TO DO WITH HUMANITY AND JUSTICEPLS DEMAND#JUSTICEFORASIFAhttps://t.co/kHRxOfJ8XG— atul kasbekar (@atulkasbekar)April 12, 2018Attention famous people wt blue ticks.Pls look at the face of this 8 yr old angel.She was kidnapped, drugged, tortured, gangraped for days n murdered.It is time to use ur clout to say something that pressures justice is swift, sure n as brutal as what this girl went thrupic.twitter.com/lvOiVqoX3D— atul kasbekar (@atulkasbekar)April 12, 2018Vir DasLet that headline sink in for a second.pic.twitter.com/i7pN4fs5Wg— Vir Das (@thevirdas)April 12, 2018Ekta Kapoor#JusticeForAasifawe r sorry aasifa! We lost as a nation!#Shameful— Ekta Kapoor (@ektaravikapoor)April 13, 2018Yami Gautam#JusticeForAasifawe r sorry aasifa! We lost as a nation!#Shameful— Ekta Kapoor (@ektaravikapoor)April 13, 2018
April 13, 2018 04:08 IST
A daughter, a wife, a spy –The trailer of Alia Bhatt and Vicky KaushalstarrerRaazi is outand its difficult to tear your eyes off Alia in this Meghna Gulzar directorial. The two-minute trailer is packed with theintensity that Meghna Gulzar is known forand even with the fleeting glimpses, it’s evident that it will be an incredible story that will keep you on the edges of your seat. However, you might fall off the very same chair when you realize that it is a true story, and Sehmat is not actually a figment of the imagination.Harinder Sikka was a disillusioned Indian Navy Officer who went to Pakistan to write media articles on the Army’s intelligence failure during the 1971 Indo-Pak war. It was during this time he got to know about this Kashmiri Muslim woman who married a Pakistani Army Officer and provided sensitive classified information to India during the war.Intrigued, Sikka set out to meet the woman at her house in Maler Kotla in Punjab. Sikka describes her a quiet woman who did not speak much. In fact, it took a good amount of pleading on Sikka’s part to convince her to share her story. But once she started talking, that story that unfolded was a glorious mess of valor, patriotism and human emotions. Sikka understood that it was a story that the world deserved to know but at the same time maintaining her anonymity was also of paramount importance. Thus the fictional name Sehmat Khan came into being to give this story the voice it needed, but not before the promise that Sikka would not publish the book in her lifetime, a promise Sikka kept.In his novel, Calling Sehmat, on which the Raazi is mostly based on, Sikka somewhat fictionalizes the story of Sehmat which was probably too explosive to be presented in its undiluted form. But even then it is a story of ultimate sacrifice that the world has not heard before.It was her father who chose this path for her. An established and affluent businessman of Kashmir, it is difficult to understand why her father would want something so dangerous for his daughter. But that is how Sehmat’s story is perhaps- astounding and devoid of reason.Sehmat in Pakistan became the tutor of the grandchildren of General Yahya Khan and had access to intelligence that was invaluable to the Indian Army. In fact, it was due to her timely information that India was able to save INS Viraat on which India’s naval prowess was greatly dependent on. Time and again Sehmat has passed on invaluable information to Army without caring about the consequences of getting g exposed or putting her putting marriage at stake, given she actually fell in love with the Pakistani Army Officer she married simply to get access to intelligence information.When she came back to India from Pakistan, she was pregnant with the child of his Pakistani husband who on growing up went on to join the Indian Army.Even in her apparent anonymity, Sehmat Khan’s story is one that valor, patriotism and sacrifice can derive its definition from.
April 10, 2018 12:21 IST
A lot has been said and written about the 52-year-old actor/ model Milind Soman and his 26-year-old girlfriend owing to their unusual age gap. However, proving all the naysayers wrong the couple has been strong as ever and if rumors are to be believed then the two might get hitched this year as well.Recently when Ankita posted a picture of them holding hands that people noticed the engagement rings on their finger that they realized that the couple was already engaged.Funnily enough, this is not the first time that they have posted a picture of them wearing the engagements rings but somehow it escaped everybody’s notice. Ankita first posted a picture on 3rdOctober 2016 where the two are wearing the rings, but it escaped everybody’s notice.She again about a year later posted another picture of both of them where they are clearly seen wearing their engagements rings, but yet again it failed to catch the eye of anyone.But now with the latest picture, all the doubts about the two being engaged is finally confirmed. Milind has also been to Guwahati to meet Ankita’s parents and it seems like the couple has the blessing of her family and looking at all the developments we can surely conclude that the wedding bells will soon be ringing.The couple who is unusual in every possible sense of the term have been giving us major relationship goals with their adorable pictures and thought-provoking captions and we wish them all the best even if the Ironman of India getting hitched breaks our heart a little.
April 09, 2018 02:38 IST