Saturday, 3 September 2016

Raj Kapoor was welcomed in Russia without visa: Rishi Kapoor

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Sharing insights about the stardom of #RajKapoor across the world, his son and veteran actor #RishiKapoor on Friday said that once the late legendary actor-filmmaker was welcomed in Russia without visa when he was in talks with a Russian circus troupe for his blockbuster film #MeraNaamJoker in the mid-1960s.

Rishi was in the national capital to attend the opening ceremony of the 1st BRICS Film Festival, where he was felicitated by Union Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting Rajyavardhan Singh Rathod and Minister of State for External Affairs Gen. V.K. Singh for his and the Kapoor family's contribution to the field of cinema.

While receiving the honour, Rishi got nostalgic and recalled a few of his late father's fruitful memories.

Abhay Deol interested to work in 'Happy Bhaag Jayegi' sequel

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Actor #AbhayDoel on Friday said he wouldn't mind working in a sequel of #HappyBhaagJayegi if it is being made.

"There are talks of doing the second part of 'Happy Bhaag Jayegi' as the film did well at the box-office. It's not certain if Anand Rai and Mudassar Aziz, who wrote the script, are planning a sequel. However, I wouldn't mind doing the sequel," he said.

The actor was speaking at the Grand Finale of 'Yamaha Fascino Miss Diva 2016'.

The makers of Abhay Deol and Diana Penty-starrer 'Happy Bhaag Jayegi' are reportedly considering a sequel to the film. 

Rishi Kapoor honoured at 1st BRICS Film Festival

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Veteran actor #RishiKapoor was on Friday felicitated at the opening ceremony of the 1st #BRICSFilmFestival here by Union Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting #RajyavardhanSinghRathod and Minister of State for External Affairs #VKSingh for his and the Kapoor family's contribution to the field of cinema.

The festival, which is part of the special events planned in the run-up to the 8th BRICS Summit to be held in India, kickstarted here at Siri Fort Auditorium Complex with the screening of National Award-winning filmmaker Jayaraj's multilingual film "Veeram".

"I may be politically little incorrect, but I am an actor not a politician. I want to thank BRICS for giving me this opportunity to be here. In all humility, I would like to introduce myself as a member of a film family," Rishi, son of legendary actor-filmmaker Raj Kapoor and Krishna Kapoor, said on stage.

"The Indian film industry has been existing for over 100 years in which the Kapoors have contributed 88 years. This is the magic of cinema. Cinema is everything to me. It gives us opportunity to see another land, another people and their culture. Cinema is the ambassador which cuts across various barriers and builds bridges and most importantly, it entertains," he added.

James Corden to host Belo Awards

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#JamesCordon will be seen hosting this years #BeloAwards, which will take place at the Airbnb Open here.

Cordon has joined the star-studded line-up which includes Gwyneth Paltrow, Ashton Kutcher and Elizabeth Gilbert. The awards ceremony will be held from November 17-19. 

The announcement was made via a statement on Friday. The Belo Awards, held annually, honour the best of the best hosts.

Corden, popular as a Tony Award-winning performer on Broadway, is currently seen hosting "Late Late Show".

KRK contradicting himself in explanations: Ajay Devgn

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Actor-filmmaker #AjayDevgn, who demanded investigation against filmmaker #KaranJohar for allegedly paying #KamaalRKhan Rs 25 lakh to tweet positive about his next film "Ae Dil Hai Mushkil" (ADHM) and give negative reviews of Devgn's film #Shivaay, has said that Khan is contradicting himself in explanations.

Devgn, in a statement on Friday said: "We have only made you aware of what KRK has said. He is contradicting himself in explanations about what he has said in the recording and what we all have just heard in his postured press conference."

"He has not denied that it was his voice in the recording and he is now making excuses and contradicting himself. Where is the sanity here? You have heard what I have heard. It is upto you all to decide. Its his word against his own word," he added.

Agra gets 'Wah Taj' location

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Director #AjitSinha feels honoured that the area near #TajMahal has been named after his debut film #Wah Taj.

"Wah Taj", which is stated to release on September 23, has been majorly shot in Agra, especially near the monument, for around 20 days almost a year back. 

The director was surprised when he visited Taj Mahal last week for promotions. 

Sinha said in a statement: "It was an amazing experience shooting near Taj Mahal. People were very cooperative in Agra. I am very honoured that the place close to the Taj Mahal has been named after my debut film. I am thankful to the people in Agra for giving us the gift of a lifetime."

The film, which deals with farmers' land acquisition problems, stars Sreyas Talapade and Manjari Fadnis.

BRICS acts as cultural bridge between countries: Kaushik Ganguly

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Filmmaker #KaushikGanguly, who has won the National Award for #Bengalifilms like "Chotoder Chobi", "Shabdo" and "Laptop", says the #BRICSfilmfestival is more of a diplomatic fest and acts as a cultural bridge between various countries.

The festival, which is part of the special events planned in the run-up to the 8th BRICS Summit to be held in Goa in October, is taking place at the capital's Siri Fort Auditorium Complex.

The five-day festival started on Friday.

Ganguly's film "Cinemawala", which won the Unesco Fellini award recently, will be screened here on Saturday. It features actors Paran Bandyopadhyay and Parambrata Chatterjee. 

Bullying likely to depress women more than men

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Women who were bullied in their #childhood are more likely to struggle with #emotionaldamage, greater levels of depression, anxiety and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) than their male peers, according to a study.

The study, published by the journal Social Psychology of Education mentions that childhood bullying inflicts the same long-term psychological trauma on girls as severe physical or sexual abuse and may linger for years, negatively affecting victims' mental health and wellbeing into young adulthood. 

For the study, the researchers involved 480 college student participants and surveyed about their exposure to a variety of traumatic experiences -- including bullying, cyberbullying and crimes such as robbery, sexual assault, and domestic and community violence -- from birth till the age of 17. 

Actors just face of the brand: Kangana

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At a time when the government is mulling over a law that punishes celebrities for misleading advertisements, actress #KanganaRanaut feels it is wrong to hold stars liable for brand endorsements. She says actors are just the face of the brand, and it is "entirely" the consumers' responsibility what they choose to buy.

"We are just the face of the brand but consumer is the king. They have to make their decision and know that it is entirely their responsibility what they choose to buy and invest their resources in," Kangana told in a telephonic interview from Bengaluru. 

The Central government could soon come up with a law that would make celebrities "accountable for misleading ads". Recently, the Law and Consumer Affairs Ministry accepted the recommendation of a Parliamentary Standing Committee and decided to impose "stringent provisions including jail term and hefty penalty" of up to Rs 50,00,000 for "repeated offence". 

Victoria was drunk when she met David Beckham

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Singer-turned-designer #VictoriaBeckham says she was drunk when she met husband #David and it was love at first sight.

The #fashiondesigner has opened up about her first meeting with the former footballer in British Vogue's October issue, reports 

The former Spice Girl was introduced to the football legend at the height of the band's fame in 1997 -- when she attended a charity football match with her former bandmate Mel C.

In an open letter to Vogue, addressed to her younger self, she says: "Learn more about football, especially the offside rule. And, yes, love at first sight does exist. It will happen to you in the Manchester United players' lounge -- although you will get a little drunk, so exact details are hazy."

ShopClues launches special Onam Store

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E-commerce platform #ShopClues has launched the #OnamStore to mark the celebration of the harvest festival this year.

The store is supported with an eclectic range of products from various categories such as electronics, fashion and lifestyle, home and kitchen, and general utilities available at discounts as high as 80 per cent.

ShopClues' customers can buy products such as pure cotton Kasavu saris, plain white men's dhotis, jewellery, multi-utility vegetable cutters, idli makers and everything that's associated with the festive season.

Friday, 2 September 2016

Exploring Lahore vibrant lifestyle

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My fear was palpable as I entered this graceful and cultured Pakistani city that was quite high on my "I cannot ever go there" list because of its projection as a home to violent Islamist fundamentalism.

But the moment I stepped in, a lot of misconceptions -- driven mostly by the media about this country of 200 million people -- were shattered, brick by brick. Lahore is not about terror attacks, growing religious fundamentalism, gender segregation or Taliban militants with flowing beards -- stereotypes derived from a minuscule population and applied to the entire nation.

Tips to brighten up your home for Ganesh Chaturthi

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This Ganesh Chaturthi let colour, light and fragrance energise your home, says an expert.

#RamMehrotra, Vice President, Sales and Marketing, Decorative Paints, Kansai Nerolac Paints Limited, suggests ideas to uplift your home décor.

♦ Add sparkle to the festivities: All that glitters may not be gold but it will certainly add glamour so experiment with a glitter finish paint on your walls this festive season.

Don't stop at just doing up your walls but feel free to add hints of glitter finish paint on balconies, windows, metallic and wooden furniture including home exteriors as well. Subtle highlights in analogous colours hint at delicate and ornate detailing while contrasting shades capture one's attention instantly.

Jackie Chan to receive honorary Oscar

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#JackieChan is to receive an honorary Oscar along with film editor Anne V. Coates, casting director #LynnStalmaster and documentary filmmaker #FrederickWiseman.

The "Rush Hour" actor will pick up the Governor Award in November, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced on Thursday, reports

"The Honorary Award was created for artists like Jackie Chan, Anne Coates, Lynn Stalmaster and Frederick Wiseman - true pioneers and legends in their crafts," Academy President Cheryl Boone Isaacs said in a statement. 

"The board is proud to honour their extraordinary achievements," Isaacs added.

Arunachal signs up BE Viacom18 to promote tourism

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In a first of its kind initiative, media conglomerate Viacom18's brand solutions arm #BEViacom18 has partnered with #ArunachalPradesh to provide strategic consultation services to promote the tourism in the state.

While BE Viacom18 had handled the strategic marketing and communication drive for Vivo when the Chinese handset brand marked its India debut, this deal with the Arunachal Pradesh government marks the company's maiden foray into the PPP (Public-Private Partnership) arena with a state government, read a statement. 

Commenting on the partnership, Saugato Bhowmik, Business Head, Consumer Products and Integrated Network Solutions, Viacom 18, said: "We are ecstatic to have inked a deal to boost the state tourism of Arunachal Pradesh".

Ajay Devgn demands investigation against Karan Johar, KRK

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Actor-fimmaker #AjayDevgn, has demanded an investigation against filmmaker #KaranJohar, who allegedly paid #KamaalRKhan Rs 25 lakhs to tweet positive about his next film "Ae Dil Hai Mushkil" and giving negative reviews of his film #Shivaay

Kamaal R Khan, better known as KRK, has been bad mouthing about Ajay's "Shivaay" on Twitter which is clashing with Karan's "Ae Dil Hai Mushkil".

Ajay asked his business associate Kumar Mangat to call KRK to find out the reason behind this.

In this shocking conversation KRK confessed saying he has to speak positive things about "Ae Dil Hai Mushkil" as he has allegedly received Rs. 25 lakhs from the filmmaker.

India Design Forum at first London Biennale

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An installation by #IndiaDesignForum (IDF) will be representing India in the inaugural edition of the #LondonDesignBiennale.

The first London Design Biennale will open at Somerset House in London with over 30 countries and territories participating. It will be held from September 7-27. 

London Design Biennale will open gates to exhibit different installations curated by the leading museums and design organisations in the world. 

The Indian Design Forum's installation for the London Design Biennale, titled "Chakraview" captures India's design landscape at present, expanding on the multiple heritages - spiritual, cultural and ideological, read a statement. 

Sushant launches new collection of Tissot

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Bollywood actor #SushantSinghRajput launched a new collection titled Le Locle Regulatateur of the luxury time piece brand #Tissot here on Thursday.

Sushant, who looked dapper in a blue printed suit, visited the Tissot shop-in-shop at Kapoor Watch Company, where he was also presented a beautiful time piece from the new collection.

Talking about the watch, Sushant told: "It's a Le Locle Regulatateur, which I am wearing right now. It's got a historic feel to it because long ago, they used to have this regulator watch timed I think minute-wise ... So, I feel I am wearing a piece of art on my wrist."

The new collection is part of the popular Le Locle family of watches, named after Tissot's home in the Jura mountains. 

Is he a watch person?

Plastic clothing material developed to keep people cool

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Researchers at US' Stanford University have engineered a low-cost, plastic-based textile that, if woven into clothing, could become the basis for garments that keep people cool in hot climates without air conditioning.

In addition to letting perspiration evaporate through the material, something ordinary fabrics already do, the new textile cools human body by providing a revolutionary cooling mechanism: allowing heat that the body emits as infrared radiation to pass through the plastic textile, Xinhua news agency reported on Friday.

Wearers of the textile, known as nanoporous polyethylene (nanoPE), show skin temperature about 4 degrees Fahrenheit, or 2.2 degrees Celsius, lower than when they are covered with cotton.

Childhood emotions affect adulthood performance

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Childhood emotional experiences of individuals can have long lasting consequences in adulthood while they perform a task, a study revealed.

In a the study published in the online journal, Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, the researchers stated that emotional bond shared with parents in early childhood generates our ability to regulate emotions as adults.

"But not everyone's actions are impacted by emotions to the same extent. Some of us had emotionally responsive caregivers or parents in childhood, while others didn't," said Christine Heinisch, researcher at the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany.

According to the attachment theory in Psychology, childhood experiences influences the ability to regulate emotions as adults. 

Sushant Singh Rajput to star in space film

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Actor #SushantSinghRajput will be seen in a #Bollywood space film titled "Chanda Mama Door Ke".

Asked what is he doing after "M.S. Dhoni: The Untold Story", Sushant told: "There are five films. One I have finished called #Raabta , there is a film with #HomiAdjania, also featuring Parineeti, titled 'Takadum'. Then there is a Dharma film with Jacqueline Fernandes. There is also a space film called 'Chanda Mama Door Ke" and there is anther biopic on an athlete."

The actor says this should be Bollywood's first space film as he has never seen any such project in the past.

"Should be...I have never seen a Bollywood space film before," said Sushant, who was here to launch the new collect by Tissot Swiss watch.

However, Sushant will soon be seen on big screen in Neeraj Pandey's "M.S. Dhoni: The Untold Story", a film about India's World Cup-winning captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni.

Karan Arora's next a biopic on GR Khairnar

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Producer #KaranArora, who has produced films like #BhindiBaazaarInc., "Kya Dilli Kya Lahore", "Charlie Kay Chakkar Mein", is now coming up with a biopic on #GovindRaghoKhairnar, famously known by the sobriquet "demolition man".

"The first challenge was to convince the reluctant and often low-profiled G.R.Khairnar to make a biopic on his life and seek his blessings on this venture. And the second was to find a seasoned storyteller and scriptwriter who would be able to provide justice with this biopic," Karan Arora told.

Govind Ragho Khairnar rose from the rank of Clerk to Deputy Commissioner of BrihanMumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC), and has been immortalised for his exemplary uprightness and fearlessness while carrying out his duties in the face of political opposition and pressure.

Rishi Kapoor thanks Sadhana for her 'films - style'

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On the occasion of the 75th birth anniversary of #SadhanaShivdasani, veteran actor #RishiKapoor has paid a tribute to the veteran #Bollywood actress by thanking her for her films and her style.

Sadhana passed away on December 25 last year after a long battle with cancer.

Rishi took to Twitter on Friday to remember the yesteryear actress.

"Remembering Sadhanaji today on her birthday. Thank you for all the films and your style," Rishi tweeted alongside a black-and-white photograph of her.

A top-rung Bollywood star of the 1960s and 1970s, Sadhana was born in Karachi, now in Pakistan. However, after Partition, when she was barely seven, her family migrated to India and settled in Bombay (now Mumbai).

Priyanka frolicking happiness

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After making her debut at the #Oscars this year where she presented one of the awards, #PriyankaChopra will now give away one of the trophies at the 68th #EmmyAwards.

And Priyanka hopes to have a fun evening, and is already on a quest to find the "perfect dress". 

The Television Academy announced the first group of presenters for this year's awards and apart from the "Quantico" star, the list includes another Indian-American actor, Aziz Ansari.

Excited about the news, the actress tweeted: "This should be such a fun evening... And the search for the perfect dress begins. #Emmys"

Kasol serene nature beauty

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Break the monotony and get out of your hectic city life to explore the silence and solace of nature amid glorious #mountainpeaks. In the land of the #Himalayas, there are many places to rid yourself of stress and truly search for peace.

#Kasol, located 42 km east of #Kullu district between #Bhuntar and #Manikaran in #HimachalPradesh is a beautiful remote village situated in the #Parvativalley, some 230 km from state capital #Shimla.

The mesmerising view of the valley, complete with beautiful mountain peaks, pine trees, colourful flowers and the breezy wind gave me goosebumps once I touched base at Kasol. The snow clad-mountain peaks looked so calm and peaceful.

Kasol has many things to offer -- from trekking to camping to different types of cuisine, as well as shopping from the local market.

Thursday, 1 September 2016

Munir Khan alleges harassment

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Munish Khan, son of inventor of the popular Ayurvedic medicine Body Revival, Munir Khan, has shot off a letter to the Maharashtra State Human Rights Commission complaining about the harassment meted out to them by the Food and Drugs Administration (FDA) officials and other officials.

As revealed by the contents of the letter, the father-son duo have alleged that the FDA officials asked for bribes, conducted fake raids at their office, confiscated stocks of the medicine worth crores of rupees, filed false police complaints and conducted wrongful arrests over the course of the past few years. They claim that the officials have also spread out malicious information about their medicine, which has tremendously affected their business throughout the country.

Munish Khan said, "The bribes were demanded by the middle-person and I have sent all the concerned proofs and evidences with my letters to human rights."

Munir Khan, whose medicine Body Revival has done tremendous business and has been beneficial to numerous people since a long time, has been arrested by the police a few times and the letter claims that the arrests were purely because Khan refused to pay the bribe that was demanded by these officials.

Artificial intelligence research startup partner IIIT

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Artificial Intelligence research #startup Staqu has entered into a partnership with Indraprastha Institute of Information Technology #IIITDelhi to enrich research in the field.

"It is an open and unconstrained partnership that aims to boost research in the field of Artificial Intelligence and Deep Learning," Staqu Technologies Co-founder and CEO Atul Rai said.

"This partnership will be the first of its kind in India as we aim to develop cutting edge deep learning based algorithms to tackle problems currently plaguing consumers worldwide," he added. 

Influential alcohol drinking mechanism discovered

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Researchers have discovered a mechanism that strongly influences whether or not someone is likely to drink a lot of #alcohol.

Alcohol can reduce firing of neurons or brain circuits, which is why it reduces anxiety and social inhibitions, and those who are less sensitive to motor-impairing effects of alcohol are likely to drink much, the researchers said.

"If you're sensitive to the motor-impairing effects of alcohol, you don't tend to drink much. If you're not sensitive, you drink more," said one of the researchers, David Rossi, Assistant Professor of Neuroscience at the Washington State University.

The mechanism offers a new target for drug therapies that can curb excessive drinking, said the study published in the Journal of Neuroscience.

Daniel Craig unique blonde buzz cut

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Actor #DanielCraig was spotted filming for #LoganLucky in Atlanta, while sporting a new bleach blonde buzz cut with heavily inked skin.

In some photographs from the set, the 48-year-old can be seen shooting scenes opposite #AdamDriver on Sunday, reports

Craig will be playing a prisoner along with Driver in the upcoming comedy heist. They were seen wearing monochrome and stripped trousers. 

The duo were joined by Riley Keough on the set. 

Directed by Steven Soderbergh, "Logan Lucky" features Channing Tatum in the lead.

The film follows the story of two brothers who attempt to pull off a heist during a NASCAR race in North Carolina. 

Film industry racism free: Nawazuddin

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Actor #NawazuddinSiddiqui, who has made a place for himself in #Bollywood, says the film industry is one place where there is no "racism".

"I think there is no racism in this film industry. They are only in need of talent though it takes time but, if you are talented you will get your due. I am thankful to be part of this industry," Nawazuddin said in an interview.

The actor is now considered as one of the most saleable in showbiz but he says that he doesn't waste time thinking about all these things.

"I don't waste my time thinking about all these things (whether he is saleable or not). I don't have time to think about all these things. My job is to work hard and be honest with my character and that's in my control. I can only try to give my best performance," said Nawazuddin, who has been appreciated for her roles in films like "Black Friday", "Gangs of Wasseypur", "Kahaani", "Raman Raghav 2.0" and many more. 

Rahul Khanna hosting TV show

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Actor #RahulKhanna, who is hailed as a style icon in India, is set to host a TV show #TheMavericks which will explore the world of whisky and address the nuances of single malt scotch.

The NDTV Good Times's show will present Rahul as a host, for the first time on TV, spread into three episode mini-series.

On Wednesday, a preview of the show was given, promising to give insights into the art of whisky making. 

"I went to Scotland as a whiskey novice, returned as a whisky (as it is spelt in Scotland) enthusiast. I had heard that there was a much deeper culture and tradition that went into the making of whisky... so it was educational. I really appreciated the art and craft that went into it," Rahul told here.

The actor will be hosting the show as he meets the master blender of Glenfiddich Single Malt, Brian Kinsman, at the very place of the whisky brand's origin in Dufftown, Scotland.

The three episodes will reflect the brand philosophy of William Grant and Sons, with a focus on Glenfiddich and their maverick approach to whisky making. 

Exploring Madrid beauty

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Visiting a new city evokes a lot of excitement, especially when it turns out to be the capital of #Spain, a country known for its romanticism.

Travelling to #Madrid for the first time brings a lot of visuals to mind, a place where football club Real Madrid celebrates championships galore, is home to the #RoyalPalace and the singular Prado museum that houses works by European masters. But little did I know that people in the city take time to exchange a smile and be friendly. 

Moments after taking my seat on the flight to Madrid, an avid traveller sitting next to me began relating his experiences of the city. 

Having visited Madrid many-a-time in the past, he steered the conversation to the city's tourist sites, including the famous Estadio Santiago Bernabéu studio, a walk along the Gran Vía street, taking in the Madird skyline from the rooftop terrace of the Círculo de Bellas Artes cultural organisation or watching the world go by at the Plaza de España. However, out came an ugly truth about the city: Mugging.

Vaishali S international showcase collection

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Designer #VaishaliShadangule is all set to showcase her collection under the label #VaishaliS at the #NewYorkFashionWeek for the very first time.

To be presented on September 8, the designer will be showcasing the brand's new Spring Summer 2017 collection aptly titled 'And Quiet Flows the Thread'.

"Showcasing its SS'17 collection at New York Fashion Week, September 2016 will be Vaishali S's first step towards building the bridge between India's century old hand weaving tradition and introducing it to the world," Shadangule said in a statement. 

Sonakshi emerging role model: Shatrughan Sinha

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Actor-politician #ShatrughanSinha says his daughter and actress #SonakshiSinha will emerge as a role model after the release of her forthcoming film #Akira.

The veteran actor, who was present at the recent screening of the film along with his wife Poonam, said: "Sonakshi has given her best to this film in terms of doing action sequences or portraying emotions. I was a known action hero in my time, but I have never done a film with so much dedication. 

"'Akira' is a one-woman army film. I believe she will emerge as a role model with this film. Not because I am her father, but as a senior actor, I would like to say that after a long time I have seen a film like this."

He also heaped praise on the film's director A.R. Murugadoss.

Assamese actresses promote Assam tourism

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Popular Assamese actresses #DevoleenaBhattacharjee, #ShaminMannan and #MahikaSharma have come forward to promote their home state and have urged their fans to visit various places in the northeastern state.

Devoleena, who is currently seen as Gopi in the popular TV show #SaathNibhaanaSaathiya, feels Assam will teach people a "true lesson of mythology". 

"Temples like Sivasagar Sivadol and Kamakhya will make you feel India is the land of God. People say that India was a golden bird, but Assam makes me feel that she is still a golden bird. The taste of tea to the love among the people touches my heart," Devoleena said in a statement.

Big B host 'Savdhaan India' special episode

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Megastar #AmitabhBachchan will be back on the small screen as a host for a special episode of the TV show #SavdhaanIndia.

He was last seen hosting "Aaj Ki Raat Hai Zindagi" in 2015. According to a source in the know-how, the actor will host the Life Ok show as a part of the promotional activity for his forthcoming film #Pink. 

"He is going to shoot for a new campaign for the show. 'Savdhaan India' is going to launch a campaign - Jurm ka saamna darr ke nahi dat ke karo - with a special focus on college students. He will be shooting for two episodes, and simultaneously promote his movie 'Pink'," said the source. 

The show brings real life-based crime stories on the small screen. The episodes with the cine icon will air next month. 

Sonali Bendre - 'comeback' meaning

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Actress #SonaliBendre thinks she has a different meaning of a comeback.

"Yet nothing has tempted me to make a return on big screen. I don't know.. I think everybody has a different definition of comeback. I don't think I went anywhere. I am very much in public eye with all the phases I've been," she said at the product launch of #Oriflame beauty care.

"When we talk about television, I did it just after 'Sarfarosh' and 'Hum Saath Saath Hain' while nobody was doing television. So for me, who did what or anyone else is doing it or not, is not at all important. I've always done what I felt like doing," she added.

The 41-year-old actress said: "I come from a very middle class Maharashtrian family where nobody is attached to films. Therefore, as per my family concerned, it was shocking for me to be in the industry and I am glad to be here. I've never been the follower. When I feel like it, I will be there. If I like the script which will compel me to go out of my comfort zone, I will do it."

Asked for three tips she would like to give to homemakers,, Sonali said: "I respect that term housewife as my mother was a housewife and she did a great job. This is the most difficult job to do. Having said that, I would say that find a little time for yourself and it is very important. Be it for your body or your skin. Caring yourself will make you feel better and happier. A happy wife and a mother makes a happy family too."

Priyanka Chopra unveils Marathi film ‘Ventilator’ poster

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The poster of actress #PriyankaChopra's first Marathi production #Ventilator has been unveiled.

The actress, who has stepped into Production with her Purple Pebble Pictures production house, took to instagram to share the first poster with her fans and followers. 

Priyanka, who will make a guest appearance in the film, captioned the image "The first poster of My first Marathi film! 'Ventilator' Purple Pebble Pictures congrats, Ganpati Bappa Morya."

The film's poster says: "Fun. Family. Enetertainment."

Wednesday, 31 August 2016

Karen Gillan joins upcoming 'Jumanji' sequel

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Actress #KarenGillan has been roped in as the female lead in the upcoming #Jumanji sequel.

Actors #DwayneJohnson, #KevinHart and #JackBlack too are a part of the movie, which is to be directed by #JakeKasdan. It is an adaptation of the 1981 children's book, reports

The plot of the film has been kept under wraps.

The 1995 "Jumanji" movie starred Robin Williams, Kirsten Dunst, David Alan Grier, Bonnie Hunt, Jonathan Hyde, and Bebe Neuwirth. The story centred on a 12-year-old boy who gets trapped in a board game in 1969 only to be released 26 years later.

Orlando Bloom warned Miranda Kerr....

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Supermodel #MirandaKerr says she was not shocked when she saw naked photographs of her former husband #OrlandoBloom online.

Kerr says Bloom had actually told her about the racy images, which were taken when he was paddle-boarding with his new girlfriend Katy Perry, before they surfaced on the internet, reports

Publicly addressing Bloom's nude photographs for the first time, Kerr said on radio show "The Kyle and Jackie O Show" that Bloom texted her to let her know that his nude images were coming out. 

"Oh my god, he texted me and he was like, 'Um, I'm really embarrassed. Some photographs are coming out. Just thought I should let you know'. I was like, 'Hmm, right...What were you thinking? Seriously, what were you thinking?' Obviously he wasn't," Kerr said.

Comedian Jason Byrne Indian debut

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British comedian #JasonByrne will on Friday take to the stage in Bengaluru for his #India debut here, and subsequently perform in Mumbai and Delhi.

Byrne will perform at the MLR Whitefield, courtesy AGP World, producers of theatrical plays like "History Of India", "Blame It On Yashraj", "Bottoms Up", "Two To Tango, Three To Jive", "The Scent Of A Man" and "Battle Of Da Sexes".

He will have a four-show run in the cities.

"I am keen to work in India and super excited to come in for my debut showcase. I have signed up exclusively with AGP World's international talent roster to manage my career in India," Byrne said in a statement issued by the organisers.

Uttarakhand HC stays Rakesh Roshan's arrest

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The #Uttarakhand High Court has stayed the arrest of #Bollywood producer-director #RakeshRoshan till September 19, an official said on Wednesday.

A Dehradun-based writer Roop Kumar Sonkar had lodged an FIR against Roshan for copyright violation and accused him of using some parts of his novel in his movie Krish-3 which stars his actor son Hrithik Roshan.

Roshan had requested the court to quash the FIR, which Justice U.C. Dhyani refused to do, asking the police not to act against him till September 19.

The court on Tuesday said it will take a decision on September 19 if the producer should be arrested or not.

David Berry joins 'Outlander'

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Australian actor #DavidBerry has been roped in to play the role of Lord #JohnGrey in the popular TV drama series #Outlander.

Grey is a former British soldier-turned-Ardsmuir Prison governor, who will build up dubious friendship with the incarcerated Jamie Fraser (Sam Heughan), in the upcoming third season of the show, reports

The character is described as "a steadfast and honorable British subject, torn between a finely-honed sense of familial duty and a strong moral compass of right and wrong. He is boyishly handsome with an upper class rearing - the consummate gentleman. However, a scandal from his past has relegated Lord John to an undesirable position as governor of a desolate prison in Northern Scotland". 

'Zombieland' sequel initiated

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The sequel to the popular 2009 horror comedy film #Zombieland is still happening as #PaulWernick and #RhettReese have revealed that they are currently writing the screenplay for the film.

"That is breaking news that we're on 'Zombieland 2' right now," Wernick and Reese said on talk show "Geeking Out", reports 

They added that they will discuss the next step with actor Woody Harrelson.

"We're sitting with Woody tomorrow and are going to sort of walk him through some of the stuff we want to do. All the cast is pretty excited." 

RIP 'Ice Road Truckers' starrer Darrell Ward

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#DarrellWard, star of popular reality series #IceRoadTruckers, was killed in a plane crash at the age of 52.

The accident happened on Sunday, reports

The death was announced in a press release via Ward's official Facebook page. According to the statement, Ward had just left the Great American Truck Show in Dallas and was heading to Missoula, Montana, to begin filming a new documentary series involving the recovery of plane crashes.

Missoula County Sheriff's Captain Bill Burt said the pilot attempted to regain control by landing on a small airstrip when "something went drastically wrong".