Saturday, 16 July 2016

Amitabh Bachchan wishes Katrina Kaif on her birthday

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Megastar #AmitabhBachchan has wished actress #KatrinaKaif on her 33rd birthday on Saturday.

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The #Fitoor star made her debut with the 73-year-old thespian in the 2003 film #Boom directed by #Kaizad Gustad.

Big B took to Twitter to wish the "Fitoor" actress.

"Happy birthday Katrina .. happiness always ..( her first film was with me, and then 'Sarkaar' ) !!" he wrote. 

On the work front, Katrina will next be seen in Nitya Mehra's "Baar Baar Dekho" which also stars actor Sidharth Malhotra. 

Margot Robbie goes topless on beach

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#Actress #MargotRobbie went topless during a beach outing with her boyfriend #TomAckerley in #Hawaii.

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The 26-year-old was photographed taking off her bikini top to cover her eyes from the sunshine while the couple soaked up the sun, reports

In some photographs Margot was seen wearing a green polkadot bikini while Ackerley sported pink swimming trunks. 

The actress later tied up her blonde hair in a bun and wore a white dress over her bikini. The couple also ordered cocktails. 

Brother kills Pakistani model-cum-actor

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Popular Pakistani #socialmedia celebrity #QandeelBaloch, also a #model and #actor, became the latest victim of "honour killing" when her brother strangled her, police said on Saturday.

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Qandeel, known for posting bold videos and statements on Facebook, was killed by her own brother three days ago, the Dawn newspaper quoted police officer Azam Sultan as saying.

The murder took place in Multan in Punjab province.

Qandeel's brother had been threatening her over her Facebook posts and videos, said the police. The brother fled after murdering Qandeel, whose real name is Fauzia Azeem.

Ed Sheeran writing new album

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#SingerEdSheeran, who has been on a break from the limelight, is working on a new material.

Instamag-Ed Sheeran writing new albumThe "Thinking out loud" singer is said to have hired a "cheap cabin" aboard the #QueenMary2 ocean liner and locked himself away to pen songs for his third studio album, reports

A source said: "Ed turned up at the dock in New York and asked for a cheap cabin, nothing fussy.

"While aboard he requested a meeting room so they found him a basic, windowless crew room in the bowels of the ship. He spent the entire week locked away, writing."

Swara Bhaskar wants to do a biopic on Indira Gandhi

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#Actress #SwaraBhaskar says that she would want to do a #biopic on a historical character and feels that former #PrimeMinisterofthecountry #IndiraGandhi will be an amazing character to do a biopic on.

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"I would definitely want to do a biopic on a historical character. I feel that in the history of India, Indira Gandhi is quite an interesting character and now the situation is apt to do this biopic. I think Indira Gandhi is an amazing character from the point of view of an actor and a film."

"I am a typical actor and typical actors are greedy, so if I get a good role in any good, credible film then I will definitely do it," Swara said on the sidelines of an event for the brand Woolmark.

Gandhi is India's only female Prime Minister till date. Her reign was controversial due to the imposition of the emergency in the mid-'70s.

Swara's friend and "Prem Ratan Dhan Payo" co-star Sonam Kapoor's recent biopic "Neerja" on brave air hostess Neerja Bhanot had done well critically and commercially.

Salman Khan to act in Riteish Deshmukh's Marathi film

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#Superstar #SalmanKhan, who is basking in the success of his latest film #Sultan, will now be seen in a #Marathifilm #ChhatrapatiShivaji which is being produced by #RiteishDeshmukh.

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"I am doing a Marathi film '...Shivaji' with Riteish Deshmukh. It's a good five to six days of shoot and Riteish is producing the film," Salman told reporters in a group interview.

"I forced myself into the movie and to know what I am doing in the film, you will have to watch it," he added.

Riteish along with his actress wife's production banner Mumbai Film Company will be producing the film.

There is paucity of thought today: Big B

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#Megastar #AmitabhBachchan has condemned the #terrorattack in Nice, #France, saying that people these days have “paucity of thought” and don't even try to sit down and talk about various issues.

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A terrorist sped a rented truck through a crowd of thousands enjoying Bastille Day celebrations on Thursday night in Promenade des Anglais in Nice, crushing 84 people and injuring some 150.

“Many afternoons evenings and nights did one spend on the walks by the inked sea at this Promenade... Today one gets up with a heavy heart to hear and see its destruction and the trauma it undergoes,” Amitabh wrote on his blog.

Let your hair rule this monsoon season

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Instamag-Let your hair rule this monsoon seasonAs we welcome the #monsoon, it’s time to embrace the cheerful drizzle and flaunt your #gorgeous mane. From #DeepikaPadukone's favourite messy bun to #PriyankaChopra's classy waves, one can easily try out these hairstyles with a few simple ways.

#ShaileshMoolya, #NationalCreativeDirector, Hair at Lakmé Salon, decodes four of their top hair trends that can add style and glamour to your monsoon look.

♦ Deepika Padukone’s messy bun: First, mist the hair with a volume boost product on the root and hair. Using a brush quickly dry and smooth the ends. Take a centre parting and divide a section from ear to ear and start by back-combing the front and spray a working spray to hold the back-comb. Smoothen the top and creating a bouffant, grip the hair with pins below the crown. Of the remaining hair, make a low ponytail at the occipital area. Twist the hair in a rope braid and secure with pins. Loosen out a few bits at the back to make it look casual.

No one will make biopic on my 'boring life': Salman

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#Superstar #SalmanKhan feels that his life is very boring and nobody would ever make a #biopic on him.

Instamag-No one will make biopic on my 'boring life': SalmanAsked if he would like to make a biopic on his life, Salman said here on Friday: "My life is very boring life. Nobody makes a film on such a boring life... many people will die in my biopic."

To a query if he would allow any film maker to make a film on his life, he said: "No, never, because for that one will have to write it down and the only one who can write it down is me or my brothers or my sisters and that too some bits of it because they don't know everything."

Actresses holding films without backing of male leads: Kalki Koechlin

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Having found her footing in #Bollywood by playing unconventional roles since her 2009 debut with "Dev. D", actress #KalkiKoechlin says she is glad how female actors in #Hindicinema are "holding the films on their own without the backing of a male leads".

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Talking about the changes that she has seen for women in Bollywood over her seven-year journey in tinsel town, Kalki told: "I think there has been some consciousness in that aspect. Films like 'Queen' and 'Piku'... We are seeing female leads holding the film on their own without the backing of a male lead."

"I think that's a very intelligent point," Kalki told, where she was present last week for the Kingfisher Ultra Bangalore Derby 2016.

Does she see women-centric films as a phase?

"Phases and trends happen because there is a need for them and I will be very happy if there is no need for them because women are empowered. As long as women are in need of being recognised, I think this phase will continue," said the 32-year-old actress.

Kalki, who is active on the theatre front too, has starred in commercial hits like "Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara", "Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani" and "Happy Ending", and has balanced that with power-packed performances in off-beat films like "Dev. D", "Shaitan", "Girl In Yellow Boots", "Margarita with a Straw", and "Waiting". 

Selvaraghavan to team up with Santhanam

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#Filmmaker #Selvaraghavan, who is currently busy wrapping up Tamil horror-thriller #NenjamMarappathillai, will next team up with actor-comedian #Santhanam for a yet-untitled project in the language.

Instamag-Selvaraghavan to team up with Santhanam"It will be Selvaraghavan's first attempt at full-length comedy set against IT backdrop. The project will go on the floors as soon as Santhanam wraps up Server Sundaram'," a source told.

Sharing the news on his Twitter page, Selvaraghavan wrote that he's really looking forward to work on this project.

'The Jungle Book' completes 100 days in India

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#Disney's #TheJungleBook completed 100 days of its running in #Indian theatres on Saturday.

Instamag-'The Jungle Book' completes 100 days in IndiaThe film came out in the Indian theatres on April 8, a week before it released in the US. The live action, epic adventure has already set the record of being the highest grossing Hollywood film of all time in India, read a statement. 

Directed by Jon Favreau and starring Neel Sethi, the film’s total box office collection so far is a whopping Rs 260.28 crore (gross box office) in India.

Elli Avram give thumbs up to International Tiger Day release 'Mission Tiger'

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#Actress #ElliAvram, who shares her birthday with the occasion of #InternationalTigerDay on 29 July, lent her support to the cause of saving tigers from cruelty, the prime theme of upcoming film #MissionTiger, also releasing on the same day.

Instamag- Elli Avram give thumbs up to International Tiger Day release 'Mission Tiger'On the sidelines of the #photoshoot for the #magazine Madame, Elli was asked about sharing her birthday with International Tiger's Day. She said, "That's amazing because I'm also a tigress."

Upcoming film 'Mission Tiger', starring Vijay Raaz, talks about the menace of tiger poaching and creating awareness about the issue. The makers' interest in highlighting the issue is one of the reasons why they decided on releasing the film on the occasion of International Tiger Day.

Friday, 15 July 2016

'Saw' reboot to release in 2017

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Distribution company #Lionsgate has announced that the reboot of the famous #Saw film franchise will hit #theatres on October 27, 2017.

Instamag-'Saw' reboot to release in 2017The untitled film will be co-directed by Michael and #PeterSpierig, who earlier directed 2010 thriller "Daybreakers", reports

Other details, including plotline and cast members, are still under wraps. Mark Burg and Oren Koules will be producing it. 

Hollywood mourns Nice attack

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Popular #Hollywood #celebrities like #KrisJenner, #MileyCyrus, #AmySchumer and #JoshGad have mourned the death of people killed in the #terrorattack in Nice, #France.

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A terrorist ploughed with his truck through a crowd of thousands enjoying Bastille Day celebrations in the French city mowing down at least 84 people and injuring over 150.

Celebrities took to social networking sites like Twitter and Instagram to strongly condemn the attack.

Here's what they have tweeted:

Katy Perry unveils surprise single for 2016 Rio Olympics

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#Singer #KatyPerry has released a new song called #Rise for the 2016 #RioOlympics.

Instamag-Katy Perry unveils surprise single for 2016 Rio OlympicsThe song, which is Perry's first new music since her double platinum album "Prism" in 2013, will serve as the soundtrack of TV broadcaster NBC's coverage of the upcoming Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, reports

Perry released the song on Twitter.

“Together we 'Rise',” she tweeted alongside a snippet of "Rise", which is available exclusively to stream on Apple Music and to download on iTunes. 

"Rise" is the first single from Perry's upcoming fourth studio album. 

“This is a song that's been brewing inside me for years, that has finally come to the surface. I was inspired to finish it now, rather than save it for my next album, because now more than ever, there is a need for our world to unite,” she said in a statement.

All things organic: Health tips to stay fit

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#Eatinghealthy is nothing but a matter of practice so It is really vital to have chemical-free natural, #organicproducts in #kitchen shelves that will help in #stayinghealthy, says experts.

Instamag-All things organic: Health tips to stay fitAditi Gokhale and Aman Singhal, experts from All Things Organic, have shared organic products for a kitchen shelf that would help in staying healthy and fit.

♦Seasonal Organic fruits and vegetables: Nothing can beat the freshness of seasonal organic fruits and vegetables. These are grown without the use of any harmful chemicals and tastes a lot better than the conventional fruits and vegetables.

How to wear khadi in monsoon

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#Monsoon calls for more maintenance of outfits - be it stains or drying. #Workingprofessionals, who have little or no time for so much fuss, should opt for #khadi to go easy this #rainyseason, says an expert.

Designer Purvi Doshi, who has been working on only natural fabrics, shares how you can wear khadi in rainy season. 

♦ This monsoon, you should pair up shorter length dresses with smarter cuts which would give a formal look along with some nice embroideries on them.

♦ Kediya style short tops with fitted pants are also to go for.

♦ Short colour blocking dresses or khadi ankle length fitted pants with khadi shirts.

♦ Cape is a good choice as it can be removed if it gets wet. Layers on layers do work for monsoon

Gigi Hadid doesn't like 'overwhelming' fragrances

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Instamag-Gigi Hadid doesn't like 'overwhelming' fragrances#Model #GigiHadid says that she doesnt like #frangrances which are "overwhelming".

The 21-year-old, who is the face of ace designer #TommyHilfiger's latest fragrance prefers perfumes that are "light and airy" and can be worn for any occasion in both the day and night time, reports

"I love the fragrance's clean and fresh feel. I like a scent that doesn't overwhelm and keeps everything light and airy. My Girl (new fragrance by Hilfiger) is a really fun and flirty fragrance to go out at night but also versatile enough to wear during the day,” magazine quoted Hadid as saying.

Hadid also believes that beautiful women are those who are "confident, warm and welcoming".

Scott Disick has been blessed by a rabbi

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Reality TV star #ScottDisick, who is currently on a trip to Israel, shared an image on #Instagram of himself being blessed by a #rabbi.

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Disick has been exploring his Jewish faith and documenting his travels on the photo-sharing website, reports

In an image taken at the Western Wall here, Disick can be seen wearing a Kippah -- a traditional Jewish brimless hat. 

He stood as a rabbi blessed the star on his shoulder and head.

"Blessings on blessing on blessings on blessings,” he captioned the image.

Keep calories in check while eating out

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How do you keep track of #calories when eating out or going to #parties? Well, it is all about making the right choices with #healthyflours, #lowfatsauces and the #cooking technique, say experts.

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Anisha Dhar and Nupur Khanna, Co-Founders of Eatonomist -- a gourmet meal planner -- have shared some pointers that you can keep in mind the next time you dine out. 

♦ Use low fat dressing and sauces: Don’t add that extra spoon of cream or cheese or ghee to the food that you consume daily. Use olive oil for non-Indian cooking and mustard oil for Indian. 

♦ Use lean cuts of meat: Trim the fat of the meats that you eat. There is enough protein in the meat. You don’t need that extra fat. 

Mothers' early marriage may prompt kids to marry early too

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#Millennialkids born to mothers who married young and continue in the wedlock are more likely to #marry in their late teenage or early 20s, finds a research.

Instamag-Mothers' early marriage may prompt kids to marry early tooOn the other hand, millennial children -- born between the 1980s to early 2000 -- whose mothers married young but then divorced, still overwhelmingly hoped to marry but tend to move slowly for marriage, perhaps in the interest of avoiding the mistakes of their parents.

"After witnessing their parents' divorce, the children may feel the need to take extra time and care in choosing a partner. Those who wait longer are more likely to have lasting unions if they do marry," said Rachel Arocho, researcher at the Ohio State University in the US.

Simple, basic grooming tips for men

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Proper #grooming and #hygiene is just as important for #men as it is for #women. Lack of grooming can hinder your chance of making a perfect impression. #Cleansing , smelling good and hair care can make a lasting impact, says an expert.

Samarpita Dasgupta, #FashionDirector, Roposo, a fashion social network, has shared important and basic grooming tips for men.

I really want to go to Hollywood: Actress Ira Dubey

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Actress #IraDubey, who stars in the film "#MCream", says she wants to explore an opportunity to work in #Hollywood and is waiting "for the right projects".

"I really want to go to Hollywood. I am waiting for the right projects and I am in talks with few people," Ira told. 

"I am very committed and I am determined I will get a right agent. I think in terms of my sensibilities and talent I can get lot of opportunities in the west," she added. 

'Befikre' shoot was mindblowing: Ranveer Singh

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Bollywood's livewire star #RanveerSingh, who recently finished shooting for filmmaker #AdityaChopra's "#Befikre", said that it was a "#mindblowing" experience.

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"'Befikre' shooting was mindblowing. Aditya sir is just amazing," Ranveer said. 

The film has already created quite a stir among the audience as Ranveer and actress Vaani Kapoor are seen lip-locking passionately in every poster released so far.

Asked about the excessive lip-locking scenes in "Befikre", Ranveer quipped: "Yes, there are a lot of kissing scenes. What should I say! They made me kissed so many times!"

Finally, Salman sends reply to Maharashtra women's panel

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Bollywood superstar #SalmanKhan has sent his reply to the Maharashtra State Commission for Women's summons asking him to explain his recent "rape remark", a top official said here on Thursday.

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"He has filed his reply to us today. We are in the process of studying it before deciding the next course of action. I cannot reveal details at this stage," MSCW Chairperson Vijaya Rahatkar told.

Last Thursday, Salman skipped the MSCW's summons for personal appearance for the second time and remained away even on Thursday which was the third and final date given to him to explain his "felt like raped women" simile.

He was directed to submit his reply in an affidavit form explaining his recent comment which created a nationwide furore.

Bengali film to explore 'Gumnami Baba' angle of Netaji's disappearance

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Documentary filmmaker #AmlanKusumGhosh is all set to make his Bengali feature film debut with a political thriller exploring the possibility of Indian revolutionary #NetajiSubashChandraBose resurfacing in the guise of a monk post the alleged disappearance in the 1945 plane crash.

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Titled #"Sannyasi Deshonayak: Quest for Truth and Justice", the movie goes on the floor in September this year.

"It is my responsibility (as a Bengali) to work on this subject. The films that have been made on Netaji so far deal with his life up to 1945 (the year of the plane crash), but I wonder why no director has worked on the fact that Netaji could have been alive post 1945, since so much information has come up," said Ghosh.

British Film Institute to celebrate black screen talent

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The #BritishFilmInstitute (BFI) has launched #BlackStar, a series of events and screenings that the organisation claims is #“Britain’s biggest-ever celebration of black screen actors".

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The programme, which will run from October 17 to December 31, will be a season of film and television dedicated to celebrating the range, versatility and power of black actors, reports

“With Black Star we are celebrating great performances and bringing them back to the big screen for everyone to enjoy," Heather Stewart, Creative Director of the BFI, said.

"And we are also asking searching questions, of our industry and of ourselves, driven by a passion to meet the expectations of audiences who rightly expect to see their stories and aspirations reflected on screen,” Stewart added. 

Now brand 'Kabali' on silver coins

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Kerala-based company #MuthootFincorp on Thursday partnered with superstar #Rajinikanth-starrer #"Kabali" for the exclusive roll-out of silver coins which will be available at its branches across the country.

The 999 pure silver coins will feature an embossed image of Rajinikanth. 

"The silver coins will be available in 5 gm (Rs 350), 10 gm (Rs 700) and 20 gm (Rs 1400). Although bookings for the coins can be made from Friday, they will only be made available after the release of the film," Keyur Shah, CEO-Precious Metals, Muthoot Pappachan Group, told reporters here.

Spice Girls new music song leaks

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A new #SpiceGirls song, #"Song for her" has leaked.

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Last week, band members #MelB, #EmmaBunton and #GeriHorner teased they were planning something -- apparently without other members #VictoriaBeckham and #MelC -- in honour of the group's 20th anniversary and it has now emerged they have recorded their first new material in nine years. 

According to The Sun newspaper, the song explores the way the trio have sometimes felt they have lost their Spice Girls identities due to their lives as parents, reports 

Deepika unveils logo of 'xXx: The Return of Xander Cage'

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#Indianactress #DeepikaPadukone has unveiled the logo of her upcoming debut international film "#xXx:The Return of Xander Cage", where she will be seen sharing screen space with #Hollywood star #VinDiesel.

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Deepika, who will play the character named Serena Unger in the upcoming international film, revealed the animated logo of her film on her official Instagram account.

The edgy red and silver logo was supported by Diesel's powerful voice saying: "The world has changed. We need people with the skills and the attitude to take on threats we don't even know exist. We need a different kind of soldier." 

Wanted picture with Spielberg as my fee: Jagapathi Babu

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Actor #JagapathiBabu, who lent his voice for the giant character in the dubbed Telugu version of #Disney’s #TheBFG, agreed to work on the project free of cost in return for a photograph with his idol #StevenSpielberg.

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“When they approached me, I was asked how much I will charge. I told them I don’t want anything but a picture with Spielberg. I wanted to work in the project free of cost but the makers were considerate enough to pay,” an exhilarated Jagapathi told.

His dream to get a photograph clicked with “The BFG” director Spielberg remains unfulfilled. But working on the project has been a cherished experience for him.

“It’s the first and the best opportunity to dub for someone in my career. The names associated with the project are so big; it’s a huge excitement in itself,” he said, adding that he usually doesn’t watch animation films.

“Although I’ve watched most of Spielberg’s films, I haven’t watched many animated films. I prefer reality over animation,” he explained.

In the film, which is based on Roald Dahl’s novel, Jagapathi has dubbed for the character originally voiced by Mark Rylance.

Not sure if I'll act in dad's 150th film: Ram Charan

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#Actor #RamCharan has said he is not sure if he will play a role in his father megastar #Chiranjeevi's yet-untitled 150th film which is currently on the floors.

Instamag-Not sure if I'll act in dad's 150th film: Ram Charan"I'm not sure if I'll be part of the film because I'm already associated with the project as producer. If director Vinayak and my dad really want me to be part of the film, I might probably feature in a song," Ram Charan said in a Facebook live chat with his fans.

Busy shooting for upcoming Telugu thriller "Dhruva", Ram spared 15 minutes from his busy schedule to chat live with his fans on Thursday evening.

France attack: B-town expresses shock, sends out prayers

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#Bollywood #celebrities like #AkshayKumar, #MadhurBhandarkar and #PreityZinta on Friday took to twitter to express shock and condemn the #terrorattack in Nice, #France.

Akshay Kumar: Sad to wake up to the news of the Nice Attack! Heart breaking! I was there last year, beautiful place and people. Prayers for the families of the victims.

Madhur Bhandarkar: Sad to know about the Nice Attack. My prayers and heartfelt condolences to the victims and families of the terrible tragedy. Pray For Nice. RIP

Thursday, 14 July 2016

Amitabh Bachchan shares throwback photographs of himself

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Megastar #AmitabhBachchan seemed to be in a nostalgic mood as he treated his fans to a couple of throwback photographs of himself.

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In one black and white image, #BigB is seen standing with veteran actor #Dharmendra smiling at each other. 

"When Dharamji came to wish me on my first day on set after 'Coolie' accident recovery!" Amitabh tweeted on Wednesday night.

The 73-year-old shared another photograph of himself from the sets of the 1982 film "Namak Halal".

Why young Americans are having babies before marriage

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Rising income inequality, and the resulting scarcity of certain types of jobs, is a key reason a large number of millennials in the US are having babies before getting married, a study says.

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The researchers traced how the income gap, a large-scale societal trend, was affecting individual personal choices about starting a family. 

The greater the income inequality in an area, the less likely young men and women are to marry before having a first child, the results showed. 

"Does income inequality affect a young adult's decision about getting married and starting a family?" We think the answer is 'Yes' for those who don't graduate from college,” said lead researcher Andrew Cherlin, Professor at Johns Hopkins University in the US.

Male and female brains react differently to stress

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Offering new evidence to show that male and female brains are wired differently, new research has found that a brain region involved with stress and keeping heart rate and blood pressure high work differently in men and women.

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While measuring brain activity with magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) during blood pressure trials, the researchers found that men and women had opposite responses in the right front of the insular cortex, a part of the brain integral to the experience of emotions, blood pressure control and self-awareness.

The insular cortex has five main parts called gyri serving different roles. 

Hiddleston planning to propose to Swift 'soon'

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British actor #TomHiddleston is reportedly planning to pop the question to singer #TaylorSwift "very soon" after their brief romance.

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The "Night Manager" actor and the 26-year-old singer have been dating for around a month and the pair's whirlwind romance "has been a dream come true", reports 

"He is so romantic, classic and chivalrous, and he is doing everything right. Tom is planning to propose very soon," a source said. 

The insider added: "She would definitely say 'yes'. Taylor's totally into him. She is so swept off her feet." 

Rasika Dugal to star in Indo-German film

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Actress #RasikaDugal, known for theatre play "The Vagina Monologues", is set to star in an Indo-German film "Once Again" with #ShefaliShah, directed by Kanwal Sethi.

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Rasika said in a statement: "I am excited about my part in the film as I play a character different from the ones that I have been offered before. The character I play is very volatile, impulsive and yet mature. And, of course, has to be lovable. It's a tough combination to pull off with conviction and I am eager to see how things will turn out."

It was "such a treat" for her to get an opportunity to work with her co-actors Neeraj Kabi and Shefali Shah. 

Taylor Hill becomes the face of Lancôme

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American model #TaylorHill has been announced as the new brand ambassador for international cosmetic brand Maison Lancôme.

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At the young age of 20, Hill has already participated in campaigns and runway shows for the most famous fashion houses. She also joined the very private circle of “Angels” of a famous American lingerie brand, which instantly made her one of the best-loved young women of her generation. 

The 20-year-old says she is excited to join the brand, and it's a major step in career. 

“I am very excited and honoured to join Lancôme. I love the vision behind this feminine brand. This new role of ambassadress is a major step in my career, a dream that has become reality,” Hill said in a statement.

The brand is also pleased to have her on board. 

Men need women's help to dress up for date: Survey

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With men becoming more conscious about how they look and how they are looked at, they are increasingly turning to women for assistance on what to wear on their first date, reveals a new survey.

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The survey, conducted by content-meets-commerce lifestyle platform LimeRoad and dating app Truly Madly, was done to find out how style conscious men want to look on their first date.

From a sample size of 2,000, about 60 per cent men showed inclination on having a stylist of the opposite sex when getting ready for that special date, whereas, 40 per cent of respondents shared that they would like their female friends to guide them through.

Never going to leave TV, hosting: Ayushmann Khurrana

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Actor #AyushmannKhurrana, who is currently preparing for his upcoming film #MeriPyaariBindu, says he will never leave TV or hosting shows on the small screen.

Instamag-Never going to leave TV, hosting: Ayushmann Khurrana"I started from the small screen. I was a television anchor who started with a youth channel and then 'India’s Got Talent'. I also hosted IPL...So I guess I never left television as such...” Ayushmann told.

The actor says the small and big screens share a “symbiotic relationship and they cannot exist in isolation".

“So you can't say that I have to do television or I have come from television. I am never going to leave television or hosting. I will Judge only if the show is exciting,” added the 31-year-old star.

Every actor has own definition of bold: Urvashi Rautela

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Actress #UrvashiRautela, who will be seen in adult comedy #GreatGrandMasti says it was very challenging to play a virgin ghost in the film.

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"It was very challenging to play a virgin ghost. I really enjoyed working on this character as it's a very complicated character. This is one role that sets you apart. Apart from being ghost, she is the most beautiful girl ever according to the director's vision. Besides this, she has got this supernatural powers," the actress told.

"This is the most complex and most difficult character because I have three boys opposite me so I have to be overpowering them, over-controlling them. Yes, my character does have shades of comedy, action and romance," she added.

Bridal look not about going over-the-top anymore: Anita Dongre

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Designer #AnitaDongre says that bridal make-up is not "over-the-top" look anymore.

Dongre says nowadays women like to wear traditional outfits with a "casual edge". 

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"Today, young Indian girls like to wear traditional outfits with a casual edge. We do a lot of printed lehengas with pockets," Dongre told in an email interview from Mumbai. 

"Even if you are all decked up as a bride, your personal style should always shine through. It’s not about doing an over-the-top look anymore,” she added. 

The designer, who is not only a celebrated name in the Indian fashion industry but also successful entrepreneur, thanks to her brand AND Design India Pvt Ltd, believes that a "bride must look like herself, just more beautiful on her special day. She should feel like a princess, light on her feet, who dances at her own wedding". 

Dressing tips for college students for monsoon

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Planning to be a #fashionista among your friends in college with your style statement this monsoon? Then go for jelly shoes, cotton shorts and a neat bun this rainy season, says an expert.

Instamag-Dressing tips for college students for monsoonDharmender Khanna, Director Categories, at e-commerce platform ShopClues, shares some interesting dressing tips, where you can counter monsoon woes with style and comfort.

♦ When it comes to choosing footwear during monsoon, jelly shoes, flats, floaters and any other sturdy footwear will be your best pick. Leather shoes or sandals are a strict no-no during rains as they tend to soak water. Also avoid slip-ons or loose sandals that would squirt mud on you.

♦ For frizz-free hair during the rainy season, style them into a neat bun or tie them in a ponytail or a braid.

♦ Your denims might not be a comfortable wear during monsoon as they take more time to dry. It’s better to go for cotton shorts and capris.

Goa to host Indian wedding photography festival

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A #wedding photography seminar and workshop festival here -- titled #SilkInspire2016 -- will offer an insight into wedding photography in India from October 4-7.

Instamag-Goa to host Indian wedding photography festivalSilk Inspire invites all emerging wedding photographers, and seasoned professionals to learn, interact and network. It will bring together eight of the world's best wedding photographers as photography instructors for the festival.

The festival is organised by Silk photos, a boutique photo-agency which represents a select group of wedding photographers, both stills and motion, specialising in Indian weddings and destination wedding photography. 

Golden Symphony tour to debut in India in July

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After it took the Grammy Museum of Los Angeles by storm, it's India's turn now to witness the surge of classical tunes with the debut of the #GoldenSymphony tour in India.

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Grammy-winning cello maestro #BarryPhillips along with #LakshayMohan and #AayushMohan, disciples of late #PanditRaviShankar, will start the three-city tour from #Delhi. 

The Golden Symphony tour, an initiative by Jabro Advertising, will be held in Delhi on July 23, Bengaluru on July 29 and Mumbai on August 3, read a statement. 

Lakshay and Aayush are the only Indian duo to have been invited to perform at the prestigious Grammy Museum. 

Lakshay says he has spent a lot of time with Phillips and they understand each other's music well. 

Sexual desire lower in postmenopausal women with metabolic syndrome

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#Postmenopausal #women with metabolic syndrome report lower sexual activity, desire, and #sexual satisfaction, according to a new report.

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According to a new study published in The American Journal of Medicine, researchers looked at the role metabolic syndrome and cardiovascular disease play in postmenopausal women sexual health. 

The study also showed that coronary artery disease was more prevalent in women with low rates of #sexualactivity.

Researchers from the University of California surveyed 376 postmenopausal women using a Female Sexual Function Index (FSFI) questionnaire. 

Waist size, diabetes, and hypertension were additionally associated with decreased sexual activity and elevated triglycerides were linked to lower desire, revealed the study.

Workplace climate responsible for gender-based job stress

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The stress that women working in numerically male-dominated occupations often report is due to unfavourable workplace climate, and not because of inherent "women's nature" as commonly thought, suggests new research.

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The researchers found that when subjected to the negative social conditions that many women report experiencing in male-dominated occupations, men showed the same physiological stress response to the conditions as did women.

"Women are not especially sensitive to negative workplace social conditions. Rather, both women and men exhibit similar responses to the same types of stressful workplace conditions," said study author Cate Taylor, assistant professor, Indiana University in the US.

Wrong food habit may damage diet plan

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Many #diet plans are doomed from the start - The reason being that dieters tend to adopt the wrong strategies, often planning to ditch their favourite foods and replace them with less-desirable options, new research has revealed.

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A study published in the journal Psychology & Marketing says successful dieters focus on adding healthy foods and reveals that health-plan successes are determined by approach or avoidance strategies.

"Our research shows that instead of creating rules to avoid one's favourite treats, dieters should focus on eating healthy foods that they enjoy," said Meredith David, Assistant Professor at Baylor University in the US.

Dieters who restrict themselves from consuming the #foods they love most may be setting themselves up for failure. Instead, they may be better off by allowing occasional "treats" and focusing attention on healthy foods, revealed the study.