Saturday, 1 October 2016

Relative files complaint against actor Nawazuddin

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The wife of #Nawazuddin_Siddiqui's younger brother has filed a police complaint against the Bollywood actor and his parents in #Muzaffarnagar, alleging torture, an official said on Saturday.

The woman has made serious charges on the film actor, saying he kicked her in the stomach when she was three months pregnant.

In a complaint given to Superintendent of Police (Rural) Rakesh Jolly, the woman who married the actor's younger brother Minauzzidin Siddiqui on May 31, 2016, has alleged that her in-laws have been asking for dowry and misbehaving with her. She has also alleged that Nawazuddin beat her up on September 28.

'Baahubali' made into animated series

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"Baahubali: The Lost Legends", a new animated series based on blockbuster film "Baahubali", has been launched by internet video-on-demand service #Amazon_Prime_Video in collaboration with filmmaker S.S. Rajamouli, Graphic India and #Arka_Mediaworks.

Rajamouli, who directed the film, says what was revealed in the National Award winning film was just the tip of the iceberg.

"From the minute I started working on this story, I knew the world of ‘Baahubali' can't be encompassed into a film or two, simply because there's so much more to tell and animation is another way to do that. We are happy to be collaborating with Graphic India and Amazon to bring the lost legends to audiences through Amazon Prime Video," Rajamouli said in a statement.

Salim Khan should put Salman under house arrest: Sanjay Raut

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Veteran scriptwriter #SalimKhan should keep his son #SalmanKhan under house arrest, Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut said on Saturday, adding that the Bollywood superstar "blabbers" because no one in his family has ever died for the country.

"When the country is in peril and there is prospect of war against Pakistan, his father Salim Khan should put his Salman under house arrest, because one doesn't know what he will say when and insult his father," Raut told the media here.

"No one in his (Salman) family has died for the country, therefore he keeps blabbering. Even taking morchas (protest march) to their homes have no impact," Raut also said.

Vikram Bhatt's daughter Krishna plans to turn director

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Filmmaker #VikramBhatt's daughter #Krishna, who has assisted him on a few projects, aspires to be a director herself.

"My daughter is not getting into acting. She is very much part of my company and she is working with me creatively. She wants to be a director, that's what she says. Let's see though. She has the vision and she is very creative as a person."

Krishna has assisted her father in films like "1920", "Mr X", "Haunted" and "Dangerous Ishhq".

Vikram, whose latest release was "Raaz Reboot", said he has a life beyond making films.

"There is much more to life than just making movies. Come what may, one thing that will never change is the storyteller in me. I will always be a storyteller," he said.

Healthy lifestyle reduces end-of-life disability

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Leading a #healthy_lifestyle can shorten the time that is spent disabled near the end of one's life by nearly two years, says a study.

Older adults with the healthiest lifestyles could expect to spend about 1.7 fewer years disabled at the end of their lives, compared to their unhealthiest counterparts, the findings showed.

"The duration of the disabled period near the end of one's life has enormous personal and societal implications, ranging from quality of life to health care costs," said senior author Anne Newman, Professor at University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health in the US.

9Apps joins Disney to offer 300 mobile games in India

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9Apps, part of #Alibaba_Group, on Friday tied up with #Disney_Indias Interactive business to host and promote over 300 popular #mobile_games from its catalogue.

Disney, for the first time, has partnered with a third-party app market in India to promote some of its most popular games world-wide.

9Apps will showcase games like 'Inside Out Thought Bubbles', 'Mickey Cup', 'Minnie Cake Factory', 'Toy Story: Smash It!', 'Where's My Water?', 'Lion King, Cricket World Cup Fever', 'ABCD2', 'Arjun: The Prince of Bali' and many more.

"We are glad to see top players like Disney India choosing 9Apps as a medium to popularise their games. This is a positive indication that our capacity in providing customised promotion service has been recognised by both key players and the industry," said Ebrahim Popat, Country Manager, 9Apps in a statement. 

Harshvardhan very special to me: Saiyami Kher

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Actress #Saiyami_Kher, who is making her #Bollywood debut with "Mirzya", can't stop raving about her co-star #Harshvardhan_Kapoor, and says she can't wait to do another film with him.

"I have been told that the chemistry Harsh and I share on screen looks like a couple who has done a lot of films together. Harsh is very special to me because he is my first co-star. I can't wait to do our next film together," Saiyami said in a statement.

Saiyami and Harshvardhan are making their acting debut with Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra's ambitious project "Mirzya". The film tells Mehra's take on the folklore of Mirza-Sahiba. 

Let your skin do the talking this festive season

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There is no denying that prepping your skin for the festive rush is as important as nailing the final look. Opting for #Vitamin_C enriched products or taking #cocoa or mulberry can do the talking for your skin.

Sangeeta Velaskar, Vice President and Head, Medical Services and R&D, Kaya Limited, throws light on a few ingredients that one must look out for before opting for the next facial:

♦ Vitamin C: The antioxidant properties of vitamin C (ascorbic acid) and its role in brightening make vitamin C a vital molecule for skin health. Dietary and topical ascorbic acid have beneficial effects on skin cells and studies have shown that vitamin C may also help prevent and treat ultraviolet (UV)-induced photo damage

♦ Cocoa: Free radicals are the reactive forms of oxygen generated when UV light hits the skin. It is well established that the ageing of the skin caused by sunlight is largely the result of damage to the skin's proteins caused by these free radicals. Cocoa is packed with antioxidants that help repair skin cells and neutralize harmful free radicals

Humans are selfish: Tom Hanks

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Actor #TomHanks says humans are selfish and follow their own will.

Do you believe that there are organisations that are controlling the destiny of mankind?

"I don't think there's anybody who's hatching plots to get us, beyond the press of course," Hanks said at an event, organised by Sony Pictures Entertainment, here.

After giving a visual translation to author Dan Brown's "The Da Vinci Code" and "Angels & Demons", director Ron Howard has infused life to his popular book "Inferno". 

'Masterminds' to release in India in October

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#Zach_Galifianakis and #Owen_Wilson starrer #Masterminds, a slapstick comedy based on a historic 1997 bank heist, will be releasing in India on October 14.

The announcement was made via a statement from B4U Relativity, which is distributing the movie.

#Sunil_Shah, Head of Film Division - B4U Relativity, is happy about the release in India. 

"We are extremely excited to announce that our rollicking comedy #Masterminds will release on October 14. It is an entertaining goofball heist that stars #Galifianakis, #Wiig, #Wilson and #Jason_Sudeikis, based on a true story filled with riotous misadventures. 

Kidman opens up about her marriage to Cruise

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Actress #Nicole_Kidman has opened up about her marriage to actor #Tom_Cruise more than two decades ago at the age of 23.

kidman-opens-up-about-her-marriage-to-cruise"I was so young when I got married. I look back now and I'm like, 'What?'" Kidman told Red magazine, reports

She added: "You look at Taylor Swift, I mean how old is she? She's 26. I had two kids by the time I was 27 and I'd been married for four years. But that's what I wanted." 

Kidman, 49, married Cruise in 1990 after meeting him on the set of "Days of Thunder". They later adopted two children - Isabella, now 23, and Connor, now 21. 

Daniel Radcliffe 'trying' to pen film

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"Harry Potter" star #Daniel_Radcliffe says he is "trying" to write a film, which he feels will be the most expensive one made till now.

Asked if he wants to write a film, Radcliffe told "I'm trying to, but isn't every actor? I'm doing one thing on my own, which needs a lot of work.

"I'm also writing a really weird comedy with a couple of friends. We've just realised that we've written the most expensive film ever made."

In his upcoming film "Swiss Army Man", Radcliffe portrays a flatulent corpse. He says it is hard that the only thing people want to talk about is his gassy character.

Are Pakistani artistes terrorists, asks Salman

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Bollywood superstar #Salman_Khan on Friday questioned the campaign against #Pakistani_actors working in India, saying they were not terrorists.

"They are artistes. What do you think... Are artistes terrorists?" Salman asked at a press conference here.

"They come to India with visa. Who gives them the visa? Our (Indian) government gives them visa. The government gives them work permit," Salman added.

But the veteran actor did not specifically question the moves in Bollywood to ban Pakistanis from working in films being made in India.

Samsung Note 7 gives Big B battery charging headache

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On a day when India's civil aviation regulator lifted the restrictions on the in-flight use of the new #Samsung_Galaxy_Note_7 smartphone -- but only those purchased after September 15, superstar #AmitabhBachchan posted another grudge against a device that has caused battery explosion fears worldwide.

"T 2395 - I have Samsung Note 7. Battery charge restricted to 60%. When will it allow me to go 100? Mr Samsung please respond! zara jaldi," tweeted Bachchan on Friday, inviting immediate reactions from his fans.

"@SrBachchan sir leave it, may blast even ... several incidence reported," tweeted Vikas Singh.

Amid battery overheating issues, Samsung has recalled nearly 2.5 million Galaxy Note 7 smartphones globally. The phone is yet to come in India.


Women get more adventurous at sex in midlife

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Women are likely to be more #adventurous_in_the_bedroom as they age even if the number of nights ignited by passion may drop, suggests new research.

The findings are based on a study by University of Pittsburgh researchers who spoke to 39 women about how their sex lives changed with age, Daily Mail reported on Thursday.

The confidence that comes with age may play a role in the increased satisfaction with sex that the women -- aged between 46 and 59 - reported, the study said.

"One of the most enlightening findings of this study was the large number of women who had successfully adapted to any negative changes by modifying their expectations regarding sexual activity, putting more emphasis on the emotional and intimacy aspects of sex, or adapting the sex acts themselves," the study's lead author Holly Thomas was quoted as saying.

Amber Rose felt body shamed on 'Dancing With...'

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Model-actress #AmberRose says she felt body shamed by #JulianneHough on the reality show "Dancing With the Stars".

In a clip from Rose's next episode of "Loveline With Amber Rose", Rose dishes on a recent experience with the dance-based show's judge, reports

Rose's fellow host Chris Donaghue mentioned that he felt Hough's criticisms of Rose's dance were unfair, to which she replied: "Last night was like, they did the commentary, and I, it was a point in the dance where I had to lift my leg up and Maks (Maksim Chmerkovskiy) dipped me and (Julianne) said, 'Oh, I'm uncomfortable,' and instantly I felt, I did feel body shamed."

Dhoni applauds Sushant's performance

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"MS Dhoni: The Untold Story", which has hit the screens on Friday, has garnered positive reviews from critics and viewers, while #Dhoni himself is stunned the way #Sushant_Singh_Rajput has pulled of the role.

"Sushant is exceptional, he has totally imitated me the way I talk, the way I walk, he has copied everything, that's the beauty of it. When we talk about cricket specifically, he has practiced for 9 months, for two to two and a half hours everyday, infact now he can even participate as a cricketer, in between where there is off season for movies, he can go and play a lot of leagues," Dhoni said at an event here.

Both Sushant and Dhoni share a similar history of struggle and have made big in the city after coming from a small town.

Five simple ways to keep weight in check

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With the festive season approaching, keeping a tab on your weight can be a little difficult. A few precautions can be taken to avoid gaining #excessive_weight, says an expert.

Kajal Bhatia, Consultant Nutritionist at RAW Pressery, a cold pressed juice brand, suggests how: 

* Binge-eating at odd timings is a holiday delight but going overboard is very unhealthy and very easy. Skipping meals to balance out festive eating is also a very bad idea, as it only makes one ravenous later. 

To avoid consuming a lot of calories, eat a filling, low-calorie snack or dish before leaving for a celebration. Protein, especially, will keep you feeling full, ensuring you only eat festival treats in small amounts. 

Also try factoring in a few days of light eating prior to the festive season, in addition to consuming alkaline foods including spinach, broccoli and banana.

Honoured to share stage with Hardwell: DJ Khushi

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#DJ_Khushi, who has worked on hit remixes of several hit Bollywood numbers including "Chammak challo", will headline the first event of the Sunburn music festival with Dutch DJ Hardwell here on Saturday. He says he is honoured to share the stage with the internationally acclaimed #EDM_artiste.

His performance is part of a pre-buzz event for the Sunburn gala which will take place in December.

"I've been a big Hardwell fan since the day I saw him perform at one of most iconic club venues in the world called Space in Ibiza. I have always loved his music as he pushes the envelope everytime he is on stage," DJ Khushi told.

"He's currently world no. 2 and it's an honour and privilege to be sharing the stage with him. I'd like to thank Percept and Sunburn for bringing down the biggest talents from across the world to our country and grow the music scene here along the way," he added.

JJ Valaya, Alpana-Neeraj to showcase at AIFW SS 2017 grand finale

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'India Modern Festive' is going to be the theme of the grand finale for the upcoming Amazon India Fashion Week #AIFW Spring Summer 2017.

The festive rendition of the last season's India Modern theme will be brought alive in a first ever guru-shishya (Master and the Disciple) presentation by designers - JJ Valaya and Alpana-Neeraj, said a statement released by

The five-day fashion event will start from October 12 at NSIC Grounds, here.

The grand finale, conceptualized and hosted by Amazon Fashion, will present a collaboration between the master and the disciple where the festive is represented by JJ Valaya's grandeur and opulence and the Modern by Alpana-Neeraj's restrained sculpting. 

'M.S. Dhoni: The Untold Story': Chugs along touching right nerve

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Film: "M.S. Dhoni: The Untold Story"; Director: Neeraj Pandey; Cast: Sushant Singh Rajput, Disha Patani, Kiara Advani, Anupam Kher, Bhumika Chawla, Ram Charan and Herry Tangiri; Rating: ***

This biopic is far from inspirational. Nevertheless, it reveals the trials and tribulations of the unassuming Indian Captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni who rose meteorically, only on the basis of his merit.

Well-mounted with moderate production values, the film documents the cricketer's life. But the script lacks the chutzpah of his personality. Moving in a lacklustre manner on an even keel, the narrative lacks drama.

The film delves on Dhoni's childhood and how he got absorbed in cricket, his struggle in balancing his work life and his passion, his brief romance, his sincerity to the game and everything he did in life. On the cricketing front, it covers the laid-back attitude of the bureaucrats, politics of the game and Dhoni's tenure as the captain of the team.

The script does not touch upon controversies and subjects like his younger brother Narendra Singh Dhoni, Mahi's selection as the captain, his camaraderie and team spirit.

With a run time of 3 hours and 10 minutes, the film is extremely lengthy. The first half of the narrative meanders at a snail's pace with nothing meaningful happening and the second half salvages the film with revelations of Dhoni's personal life.

Adnan Sami gets flak from 'outraged' Pakistanis

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Singer #Adnan_Sami, who is of Pakistani origin but is now an Indian citizen, has hailed the Indian Army for conducting surgical strikes on terror camps across the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir. On being trolled on #Twitter by Pakistanis, he said their outburst clearly means they fail to distinguish between "terrorist and Pakistan".

"Pakistanis are outraged by my earlier tweet. Their outburst clearly means they see terrorist and Pakistan as the same! Self-goal. Stop terrorism," Adnan tweeted on Friday after receiving hate comments on his previous post.

The singer, who received his certificate of Indian citizenship earlier this year, had first tweeted: "Big Congratulations to PMO India and our brave armed forces for a brilliant, successful and mature strategic strike against terrorism! Salute."

Sony Music acquires music rights of 'Dear Zindagi'

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#Sony_Music_Entertainment has acquired the music rights of Gauri Shinde directorial #Dear_Zindagi.

"Dear Zindagi" is Shinde's second film after Sridevi starrer "English Vinglish", and has compositions by Amit Trivedi, read a statement issued on behalf of Sony Music Entertainment.

The film, produced by Gauri Khan, Karan Johar and R Balki under the banners of Red Chillies Entertainment, Dharma Productions and Hope Productions respectively, stars Alia Bhatt, Shah Rukh Khan, Aditya Roy Kapur, Kunal Kapoor, Ali Zafar and Angad Bedi.

Friday, 30 September 2016

Ariel Winter slams sexism against women in industry

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Actress #ArielWinter has been at the centre of numerous controversies involving her wardrobe, but she says it is unfortunately something that happens in #Hollywood when you're a woman.

Asked about some of her racy Instagram photographs and the backlash that she would receive from it, Ariel Winter told Rogue magazine that "it's called being a woman in the industry", reports

"It's complete sexism. It's really degrading, annoying and sad that this is what the media puts out, it's disgusting to me." 

However, growing up in the spotlight has given Winter the opportunity to grow thick skin against negative critics. 

"At this stage, you get sort of jaded after a certain period of time. I feel like I've been in the industry for so long that I have gotten to that point where people's comments and the exposure doesn't bother me as much," she said.

"It still bothers people when you get negative feedback for something, but it doesn't hit me as hard as it would somebody just entering the industry."

Love is a feeling beyond your control: Ranbir Kapoor

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Popularly known as #Bollywood's #heartthrob, actor #RanbirKapoor says love is a magical addiction and beyond one's control.

The 34-year-old has melted many hearts with his effortless portrayal of a romantic boy in films like "Saawariya", "Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani", "Barfi!", and will next be seen in "Ae Dil Hai Mushkil".

"Love is a magical addiction and a feeling beyond your control!" Ranbir said in a statement. 

Ranbir will be seen talking about his idea of 'love' in an exclusive promo shot for the second season of "Addicted to Love" on Romedy Now. 

Live action version of 'The Lion King' in the works

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#TheJungleBook director #JonFavreau is working on a live action reboot of #TheLionKing.

The announcement comes 22 years after the release of the original animation, while a highly successful stage musical has been running since 1997, reports 

Favreau was behind this year's new version of "The Jungle Book", featuring a mix of animation and live action.

He also tweeted that he is "excited" about his "next project" using emojis of a lion and a crown.

Rakhi Sawant turns director

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Bollywood #actress and item girl #RakhiSawant will be seen donning the director's hat for her upcoming music video and she says she is excited to direct dancers for the very first time.

"I am excited to direct 30 dancers for my music video. But for my fans I will also act in it. We will start shoot from the next month and I am excited to shoot it in Goa," Rakhi said in a statement. 

Rakhi, who has featured in videos like "Pardesiya" and "Jhagde", says she always wanted to try her hands on direction.

"I have always wanted to direct something close to me and music videos are my life and soul. This is something I can't wait to begin," she added.

I'm not a believer in cosmetic treatments: Sonam Kapoor

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Film celebrities -- in India and more so internationally -- are perpetually dogged by rumours of going under the knife for #corrective_surgeries for #beautification. But actress #SonamKapoor, whose blog post about fighting "strict rules" of beauty since adolescence has gone viral on social media, says she doesn't believe in resorting to artificial procedures to alter looks.

"I am not a big believer in cosmetic treatments. Artificial cosmetic or corrective treatments are damaging... Especially if you see all the studies," Sonam, a Colgate Visible White brand ambassador, told in an interview.

However, she was quick to add: "I don't judge anybody who does that. It's each to his own and it's all a personal choice. I would rather use products that are safe and the ones that I have control over, not some doctor doing it for me."

Route to keep your heart healthy

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Hot_chillies, #wine and #popcorn are some of the things that you should add to your daily diet to keep a check on #heart_disease, suggest experts.

* Wine: If you like to unwind with a glass of wine, then you are in the right company! According to Kari Poikolainen, who used to work for the World Health Organisation as an alcohol expert, drinking one or two glasses of red wine a day can actually help protect your heart and help prevent cardiovascular disease. 

Adding to it Cecilia Oldne, Vice President, Marketing and Global Brand Ambassador, Sula Vineyards, also said that there are various substances in red wine that are proven to be heart-healthy like resveratrol that helps prevent damage to blood vessels, prevents blood clots and protects the heart from inflammation. 

Fatty diet may increase risk of intestinal tumour

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Specific types of high-fat #diets -- based on corn or coconut oils like those found in certain #saladdressings and #icecream -- may increase risk of tumour formation in intestinal cancer, finds a study.

A high-fat-diet-induced immune reaction causes inflammation leading to intestinal cancer even if one is not obese, suggested the study. 

"We found that specific types of high-fat diets are associated with increased tumour formation in a mouse model of intestinal cancer," said John Lambris, researcher at the University of Pennsylvania in the study published in the journal Molecular Cancer Research.

"This observation led us to our first important conclusion that diet, but not necessarily obesity, can promote intestinal cancer," said Edimara Reis, researcher at the University of Pennsylvania.


Guide to pick loafers for autumn season

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It's time to bid adieu to the hot summer season and to add different styles of #loafers to your #shoe_closet, says an expert.

Neha Kumthekar, co-founder of women shoe brand Oceedee, shares how: 

♦ Classic loafer: Penny loafer in black or tan soft leather is a must-have this fall. Style them with pencil skirts for a more classic look or a casual denim and button down look.

♦ Backless loafer: Chic and comfortable, the backless loafers are the favourite silhouettes of the season. From meetings in the office to drinks with friends, this style is your best round the clock option to be both comfortable and stylish.

Don't want to do destructive roles: John

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Actor-producer #JohnAbraham says he loves action as a genre, but doesn't want to do a destructive role.

"I am trying to do something different after 'Force 2'. However, I love doing action movies. It is like second nature to me, but I don't want to do a destructive role. I like comedy as well, especially slapstick comedy," John said at the trailer launch of his forthcoming film "Force 2" on Thursday.

A sequel to the 2011 film directed by Nishikant Kamat, "Force 2" is a spy genre where a new antagonist (Tahir Raj Bhasin) kills RAW agents. 

John reprises his role as ACP Yashvardhan with actress Sonakshi Sinha as an assistant in the mission to nab the person behind the killings.

Twitteratis hail Indian Army, Modi for surgical strikes

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#IndianTwitteratis on Thursday congratulated and thanked the Indian Army and Prime Minister #NarendraModi for conducting surgical strikes on terror camps along the #Line_of_Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir.

Eleven days after terrorists killed 18 Indian soldiers in Uri, Jammu and Kashmir, Indian Special Forces targeted "some terrorist teams" positioned at launch pads on the Line of Control (LoC), leading to "significant casualties" to the terrorists and those who support them, the military said.

However, the Pakistan government denied any surgical strike by India but admitted to the death of two soldiers in cross-LoC firing by Indian troops.

Following the news of surgical strikes, common people took to Twitter to share their thoughts on the same.

One user wrote that "whatever the political party you belong to, yesterday's surgical strike was apt one and support to PM Narendra Modi". Another one shared that this step by the Indian Army gives out the "clear message that India cannot tolerate any such activities".

Indian wins international screenwriting contest

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#AditeBanerjie, a New Delhi-based author and screenwriter, is among the top three winners of a #Hollywood-based #scriptwriting_competition.

The Finish Line Scriptwriting Competition, based out of Los Angeles, announced the three winners of its scriptwriting contest and Banerjie's drama screenplay titled "Coaching Class" was judged as the first runner-up, read a statement. 

The contest was held online so that screenwriters from all over the world can participate. The entries were opened in March this year. The names of the winners were announced on Wednesday. 

It's hard to be objective right now: Kangana Ranaut

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Expressing her views on banning #Pakistani_actors in Bollywood, actress #KanganaRanaut has said that seeing the disturbed situation where Indian soldiers have lost their lives, it is hard to remain unbiased.

"Right now, we are very overwhelmed for the loss of our soldiers and it is very hard to be objective at this moment. I hope love and art will win surely but presently we can't expect to be unbiased," she said during a media interaction at the inauguration of MAMI Festival on Thursday.

Being a guest at the opening ceremony of the Jio MAMI 18th Mumbai Film Festival, the "Queen" actress was present to unveil the trophy. 

Speaking about the film festival the actress said: "We feel very proud of MAMI festival. More than anything, it is an opportunity for us to build a film festival, which can find its place on the map of International Film Festivals."

"I hope that happens soon. It is very important for us to spot new talents. I support MAMI team wholeheartedly and looking forward to it," she added.

IMPPA to pass resolution banning Pakistani artistes in India

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The Indian Motion Pictures Producers' Association #IMPPA on Thursday decided to ban #Pakistani_artistes and technicians from working in India till ongoing bilateral tensions die down, a spokesperson said.

Filmmaker Ashoke Pandit, Vice President, IMPPA told over phone: "At a meeting today, the members of IMPPA have decided that Pakistani actors and technicians can't be allowed to work in India till matters settle down."

However, he clarified that this decision will be applicable only for new projects.

Pandit said the IMPPA will in no way impede the release of any movies which are slated to hit the screens and feature Pakistani actors.

Add some Indianness to your western wear with stylish juttis

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#Indianjuttis, famously known as #Indian_ballerina or the Aladdin slippers, are extremely versatile footwear and people have enjoyed wearing it in the world's fashion capitals like London, New York, Paris. So how about teaming it up with the best of western wears and flaunting it in style.

Shirin Mann Sangha, Founder and Creative Director of footwear label NeedleDust Juttis, shares tips on how one can experiment with the age old style of juttis thereby giving it a contemporary look for high street fashion.

♦ Shirt dresses and culottes have been a trend all this summer, you can up your game by pairing these with our chic denim juttis or better try combining your favourite printed dress with floral graphic juttis.

Mumbai Duty Free Whiskey Festival gets an extension

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Mumbai #DutyFree_Whiskey_Festival, which was scheduled to be held till September 30, has been extended till October 10.

The festival, which boasts of a plethora of premium whiskeys ranging from single-malts to blended Scotch, American whiskeys to Japanese to Taiwanese whiskey, is being held at Mumbai Duty Free in Terminal 2 of the Chatrapati Shivaji International Airport here. It started on September 1. 

"Due to overwhelming response we have extended DFS Whiskey Festival till October 10," Manishi Sanwal, MD, DFS India, said in a statement. 

Karan Johar announces Female Filmmaker Award at Mami Film Festival

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#Karan_Johar on Thursday at a press conference of 18th #MAMI film festival announced an award for female filmmakers to encourage more gender equality in Indian cinema.

Karan Johar said, "We are also thrilled to announce a special award this year called the MAMI MasterCard Best Indian Female Filmmaker 2016 award. This award for Rs 15 lakh is also for Indian films only. This award aims to strengthen the female voice in Indian cinema."

"Over the last five years, we've made some progress here but it's much too little. The representation of both genders onscreen can only benefit with the inclusion of more female voices. This award is a step toward that."

Over 180 films from 54 countries, including features, documentaries, short films to be showcased at the festival. The Film Festival will honour director and screenwriter Sai Paranjpye and acclaimed filmmaker, Jia Zhangke with Excellence in Cinema Award.

Filmmaker Vishal Bharadwaj said, "Our Indian Excellence in Cinema award goes to filmmaker Sai Paranjpye. Sai Paranjpye's career has spanned over four decades. Her films are milestones in Indian cinema. Sai's cinema is defined by certain humanity. 

Kangna Ranaut unveils the trophy at Jio MAMI 18th Mumbai Film Festival

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Actress #KanganaRanaut unveiled the trophy at the #Jio_MAMI 18th #Mumbai_Film_Festival along with the Board of Trustees -- Karan Johar, Zoya Akhtar, Rohan Sippy, Anurag Kashyap, Vikramaditya Motwane, Siddharth Roy Kapur, Manish Mundra, Vishal Bhardwaj and Dibakar Banerjee with Star Co-chairperson, Kiran Rao and Festival Director #AnupamaChopra.

Jio MAMI with Star, festival Co-Chairperson, Kiran Rao said that it was a very exciting year for the Academy. 

"Firstly, we are now a year around presence. We launched the MAMI Film Club in May with a conversation between Sir Ian McKellen and Aamir. We've followed that up with India premieres of films such as Brahman Naman and India in a Day," she said.

Thursday, 29 September 2016

Get Aishwarya Rai Bachchan's make-up look this festive season!

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Which girl wouldn't want to look like #Aishwarya_Rai_Bachchan? This #festiveseason get your make-up in place and look like the #Bollywooddiva by following a few simple tips coming straight from the experts who worked with her.

Red-carpet makeup experts of L'Oréal Paris have decoded Aishwarya's make-up look for the festive season!

The brand has introduced #FestiveFever Collection for the season and Aishwarya's looks have been designed keeping in mind the latest trends. 

Looking magnificent in an embellished gown, the actress can be seen in beautifully lined eyes, deep red pout, bold lashes and dewy skin makes her look regal and ready for the Diwali party. And its easy to get this The Red Regale look:

Step 1: Set your base with liquid foundation followed by compact powder for a flawless finish. Achieve sun-kissed glow on your cheeks by applying a bronzer or a blush.

Bollywood celebrities add weight to skin colour debate

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Actress #Tannishtha_Chatterjee's outrage upon facing a "racist attack" on a nationally televised comedy show has led several celebrities in #Bollywood to condemn the idea of humour surrounding skin colour --a prejudice deeply rooted in the society.

Clearly, Tannishtha was not amused with the 'roast' that she went for on "Comedy Nights Bachao", and she wrote a Facebook post to vent her anger after experiencing that the only thing the hosts could 'roast' about a dark-skinned actress was "of course her dark skin". 

Her post went viral on social media, leading to a debate on the limit to humour.

Upset about Tannishtha's experience, filmmaker and social activist Ashoke Pandit called the show "sexist".

Arjun Kapoor's 'DDLJ' moment on 'Half Girlfriend' set

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Actor #ArjunKapoor, who is busy with "Half Girlfriend", says he had his own "Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge" moment on the upcoming film's set.

Arjun on Wednesday night shared a photograph of himself with his co-star Shraddha Kapoor. In the image, Shraddha is seen standing on the edge of a moving train, while Arjun is seen running alongside the train. 

"Our very own 'DDLJ' moment! Shraddha Kapoor, Mohit Suri, Chetan Bhagat 'Half Girlfriend', shoot life, Mumbai local," Arjun captioned the image.

The photograph reminds of the iconic train scene of the 1995 film "Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge", in which superstar Shah Rukh Khan is seen standing on a train extending his arm for actress Kajol, who is seen running alongside the train on the platform. 

Hindu group wants Atif Aslam concert cancelled

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The Akhil Bhartiya Hindu Kranti Dal on Wednesday urged the authorities to cancel the permission given to a concert by #Pakistani_singer #Atif_Aslam here next month.

The Hindu body handed over a memorandum to Gurgaon Deputy Commissioner T.L. Satyaprakash, demanding the cancellation of the concert scheduled at the Leisure Valley HUDA ground at Sector 29.

"The district administration has been hurting the sentiments of the people of the country by giving permission for such Pakistani concerts," read the memorandum.

"Pakistan-sponsored terrorists have been killing our soldiers in Jammu and Kashmir... We will definitely and strongly oppose such events," Rajeev Mittal of the Kranti Dal told.

Glitter exhibition returns with 12th edition

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The 12th edition of wedding and lifestyle exhibition #Glitter will present different collections here on the weekend.

The exposition will boast an array of lifestyle, wedding and festive collections by some leading brands in India.

"We are really excited to announce the 12th edition of Glitter. The exhibition is a trend-setter for wedding, lifestyle and consumer products across fashion, clothing, jewellery, wedding essentials and more," Bulbeer Gandhi, Lifestyle Event Director at ABEC Exhibitions & Conferences Pvt. Ltd, said in a statement.

Things to keep in mind while travelling with dogs

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Do not feed your dog right before he sits in the car and do not drive too fast when you are travelling with your pets, says an expert.

Swati Tondon, expert of, a website providing pet supplies, services and accessories, shared tips to keep in mind while travelling with your four-legged friends. 

♦ Motion sickness: Like humans, dogs too feel sick in the stomach in a moving car. Half an hour before taking him in the car, you should give him a medicine for motion sickness. Consult the vet about what medicine to give. The vet will prescribe the medicine depending on the size and the weight of your dog.

Government has to decide who can work in India: Saif Ali Khan

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Actor #Saif_Ali_Khan believes cultural exchange should be encouraged and artistes may talk about love and peace, but ultimately, the onus lies on the government to decide who can or cannot work in the country.

Saif's comment comes in the wake of the Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) directive that Pakistani artistes must not work in India.

"It (cultural exchange) should definitely be encouraged. The world is open to our film industry and our film industry is open to the world talents, especially from cross-border. However, the government has to decide these things," Saif Ali Khan said.

"We are artistes who talk about love and peace. However, the government must make decisions about law and order and who is allowed to work and who isn't," Saif said on the sidelines of the GQ Men of the Awards event on Tuesday night here.

Katy Perry strips naked to urge people to vote

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Singer #Katy_Perry stripped naked to encourage people to vote in the US presidential election, asking them to "come to the polls in whatever state" they wake up in.

Perry has filmed a naked skit to persuade people to make their choice between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton ahead of the polls on November 8, reports

"Hi, I'm Katy Perry. You know, November 8 is election day and I've got some great news. This year, you can look like s**t when you vote. Perfect," Perry said in a new "Funny or Die" sketch . 

"Yep, I've briefly scanned the constitution and nowhere does it say you can't just roll out of bed and come to the polls in whatever state you woke up in. In the name of democracy, any just out of bed look as A-OK," she added.

Former Miss Universe strikes at Trump for insult

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Former "Miss Universe" #Alicia_Machado has struck back against insults hurled at her by Republican presidential candidate #Donald_Trump, saying that he was "aggressive" and "really rude".

Machado, who represented Venezuela in Trump's 1996 "Miss Universe" competition, said the Republican called her "Miss Housekeeping" and "Miss Piggy" when she gained weight after winning the pageant, CNN reported.

"I know what I left with him and he knows, too. And he was really aggressive. He was really rude. He was a bad person with me," she told CNN.

15th edition of Old World Theatre Festival to begin on October 8

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With an assemblage of finest theatre, the 15th edition of #Old_World_Theatre_Festival will be held here from October 8 to 16 this year.

The nine-day festival will open with an acclaimed play "Ramayana" by Jalabala Vaidya and Akshara theatre to pay tribute to theatre doyen Gopal Sharman who passed away earlier this year. 

Presented by Old World Culture, the festival will be held at India Habitat Centre, Delhi, and Epicentre in Gurgaon. 

Other main focus of the festival would be on the staging of Kaizad Kotwal's widely debated play "Agnes of God", which sparked a row after Catholic groups in Mumbai sought its ban for allegedly hurting religious sentiments.