Saturday, 29 April 2017

Don't want to work with Aamir on fiction TV: Sanjeeda Sheikh

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Actors #Aamir_Ali and #Sanjeeda_Sheikh became a household name through their onscreen chemistry in popular 2007 show "Kya Dill Mein Hai". However, Sanjeeda says the real life couple has not been offered another fiction show together and even she is not ready to do another daily soap with her husband.

"No, we haven't been offered any fiction show together after ‘Kya Dill Mein Hai', but we have been offered many non-fiction shows," Sanjeeda told.

"I really don't want to work with Aamir in a fiction show (again) as I want to miss my husband. I don't want to work with him for 14 hours a day, then go home tired and not talk to each other as that would happen eventually. 

"I rather love going home after a long day at work, to my husband with a fresh mind," added the actress, best known for her roles in shows like "Kyaa Hoga Nimmo Kaa", "Ek Hasina Thi" and "Ishq Ka Rang Safed".

Sanjeeda considers herself "really lucky" to have played varied characters in a short span on TV.

"I have done versatile characters from the beginning of my career. But, TV definitely has changed drastically over the last decade," she said.

Being part of 'Baahubali' unforgettable: Madhan Karky

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Popular writer-lyricist #Madhan_Karky on Saturday thanked #S_S_Rajamouli for giving him an opportunity to be part of the "Baahubali" franchise which he described as an "unforgettable journey".

In both parts of the franchise, Karky penned a few songs in Tamil.

"Heartfelt thanks to Rajamouli, Keeravani and Shobu Yarlagadda for giving an opportunity to be part of your dream and this unforgettable journey," Karky tweeted.

He went on to add that he watched "Baahubali 2: The Conclusion" with four generations of his family members.

"Four generations. My grandmother, dad, my son and I watched 'Baahubali 2' yesterday with wonder in our eyes," he said.

I fought hard not to get typecast in Hollywood: Dave Bautista

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#Dave_Bautista thinks he is a "misfit in life", but doesnt want to be a misfit in #Hollywood. The wrestler-turned-actor says he is fighting hard not to get typecast as a musclehead, and show his range as an artiste.

Bautista added that being part of film franchise "Guardians of the Galaxy" has opened many doors for him. Bautista says "You will see me in a whole different light in the next few years". 

"They are actual actor roles (that he is working on)...That is some of the stuff that I fought really hard for and they (the projects) are the doors that ‘Guardians...' opened for me. They showed my range as an actor and not just a musclehead," Bautista told IANS during an interview at a Disney press meet for "Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2" here. 

He added: "I fought hard not to get typecast and these (the projects that he is working on now at present) are the doors that are opening for me. In the next few years you will see me a whole different light."

Big B, Vinod Khanna starrer 'Amar Akbar Anthony' inspires Harvard book

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The evergreen blockbuster #Amar_Akbar_Anthony starring #Amitabh_Bachchan, #Vinod_Khanna and #Rishi_Kapoor and directed by #Manmohan_Desai, is now an inspiration for the #Harvard_University press for a book on Bollywood, Brotherhood and the Nation.

The 1977 blockbuster -- an escapist adage on unity and brotherhood -- known for its non-stop entertainment right from the word go and the iconic Anthony Gonsalves played by Big B, all this is now part of the book.

Around ten days ago, the megastar Amitabh Bachchan took to social media to share the look of the cover which reads: Amar Akbar Anthony: Bollywood, Brotherhood and the Nation.

Big B captioned the image: "The Harvard University Press brings out a book on 'Amar Akbar Anthony', a thesis almost on the merits of the film. Amazing!"

The film, which is based on the lost and found theme, is about three brothers separated from their parents and each other in childhood, and raised in three different faiths, Hinduism, Islam and Christianity. 

John Legend gets 'too loving' when he's drunk

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Supermodel #Chrissy_Teigen says her husband and singer #John_Legend gets "way too loving" when he is drunk.

Teigen likes it when Legend gets cosy and thinks it is very "sweet", reports

"He'll be like, 'Let's go in the closet.' I'm like, 'We're home! Why do we have to go into the closet?'" Teigen said at the Cocktails with Chrissy event she hosted here earlier this week.

"He just gets very, very touchy and he's like a little baby -- it's really sweet. He is way too loving," she added.

Salman, J.J. Valaya attend wedding of billionaire Binod Chaudhary's son

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Sri Lankan Prime Minister #Ranil_Wickremesinghe, superstar #Salman_Khan, ace fashion designer #J_J_Valaya, filmmaker #Muzaffar_Ali were among the prominent personalities who attended the wedding of Nepalese businessman and industrialist #Binod_Chaudhary's son Varun and jeweller #Rajkumar_Tongya's daughter Anushree.

The wedding, which took place here at Jag Mandir continuing from Friday night to Saturday morning, saw a bevy of celebrities mixing with the royals of Rajasthan, dressed in their best.

Clad in a simple black suit, Salman attended the venue just for a few minutes with a dozen of bodyguards and police officials protecting him from the guests who were clearly the star's huge fans.

The actor was able to just meet and greet the bride and groom, who were yet to go through the whole marriage ceremony.

Bieber splashes $15,000 on new mouthpiece

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Grammy Award-winning singer #Justin_Bieber, who will perform in India in May, spent whopping $15,000 on a new mouthpiece - a pink sapphire grill.

The "Company" singer got the mouthpiece from Los Angeles-based jeweller Gold Teeth God - who created the grill in five days, reports 

According to sources, Bieber flew to Miami, Florida last week to get an impression of his teeth for the new jewellery accessory. 

"The grill is a combo of pink sapphire and rose gold, with six teeth covered on top and another six at the bottom. It comes with six carats of sapphire," said a source. 

Gwen Stefani ruptures her eardrum

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Singer #Gwen_Stefani has ruptured her eardrum and was forced to cancel a #live_performance here.

Stefani was supposed to headline the 21st annual Power of Love gala inside the MGM Grand Garden Arena on Thursday, but she was unable to board her flight to Sin City under doctors orders, reports

"I am so sorry that I cannot attend tonight (Thursday), but I wanted to send a message of congratulations to Andre Agassi and my very dear friend Ronald Pearlman," Stefani said in a video.

Beyonce, Jay Z can't find house in Los Angeles

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Singer #Beyoncé_Knowles and husband and rapper #JayZ are struggling to find a house big enough for their expanding family, say sources.

The couple has reportedly decided to stick to a budget of $80 million for the house. 

According to, they are stalling putting an offer on a house over their maximum price point.

"The couple has been pretty firm that they don't want to pay more than $80 million, but they have looked at homes above their price range," said multiple real estate sources. 

They looked at a Bel Air home for $135 million about a month ago, but according to sources they are not buying that house.

Sauna-like Kolkata welcomes IPL, 'Baahubali 2'

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It was virtually a #sauna here on Friday with scorching heat and sweat dripping down one's back, courtesy high humidity, with the Met office ruling out any signs of rain which could bring relief.

Despite the soaring mercury (with the maximum temperature touching 37.2 degrees Celsius) cricket fans trooped in at the Eden Gardens he to watch Kolkata Knight Riders take on Delhi Daredevils in an Indian Premier League (IPL) 2017 game. Shielded by the caps, hats and sunscreens, spectators beat the heat with soft drinks.

Kolkata's usually buzzing streets appeared dull with most preferring to remain indoors.

The preferred mode of transport was the Metro and the air-conditioned buses. Those caught in between transits hid under umbrellas and took shelter under store canopies.

Amrapali launches 'Baahubali' jewelry at Hyderabad store

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Amrapali Jewels, the official jewellery designers for #Baahubali2 on Friday launched the "Baahubali" collection at its store here.

The collection comprises of 1,000 pieces out of 1500 pieces of gold-plated, silver, kundan, multi-coloured precious stones, pearls used in the film, including nose pins, necklaces, bangles, 'mangtikas', anklets, bracelets, ear rings, toe rings, waist belts (Vaddanams in case of women), arm band and others.

The entire jewellery is hand crafted and multipurpose. There is one set which can be used as necklace as well as 'Thagdi' (worn on the waist).

There are jewellery pieces as small as a nosepin that costs Rs 600 and as costly as necklace Rs 58,000, said Vani Subash, owner of Amrapali.

'Baahubali 2' shines in theatres pan India

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Filmmaker S.S. Rajamoulis magnum opus #Baahubali2TheConclusion has stormed its way into the theatres pan India and across the world with fans rejoicing the moment they have been waiting for since the last 21 months after the release of "Baahubali: The Beginning".

With its release in over 6500 screens in India and over 9000 screens across the world -- the highest for an Indian film till date -- "Baahubali 2: The Conclusion" is expected to set new highs in terms of box office collections, say trade pundits and theatre chain owners. 

"The film is receiving a tremendous response pan India. It has stormed into theatres. Despite being a southern film, it is going houseful in various theatres in north India. On an average, the film has received 80-90 per cent seat occupancy till now," Delhi-based distributor Joginder Mahajan told.

Kamal Gianchandani, CEO, PVR Pictures said that they are expecting a seat occupancy of 85 per cent on the opening day.

"PVR has allocated close to 80 per cent of its total capacity to ‘Baahubali 2: The Conclusion' in India. The film has taken a phenomenal start, the occupancy is expected to be 85 per cent for day one," Gianchandani said in a statement.

Parineeti Chopra is super talented, says Sushant Singh Rajput

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Actor #Sushant_Singh_Rajput has praised actress #Parineeti_Chopra for her singing skills and says she is super talented. 

"Got up to this soulful voice and composition, 'Maana ke hum'...Matlab, kya baat he Parineeti Chopra...Super talented," Sushant said in a statement.

Parineeti is making her singing debut in the film "Meri Pyaari Bindu". The actress will be seen playing the role of an aspiring singer. 

"Meri Pyaari Bindu", which is directed by Akshay Roy, also stars Ayushmann Khurana, who will essay the role of a novelist in the film. 

Model gets three-year jail for plotting murder

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A Mumbai court on Friday sentenced model-cum-wannabe actress #Preeti_Jain for plotting the murder of award winning Bollywood director #Madhur_Bhandarkar 12 years ago.

The Sessions Court, which also fined her Rs 10,000, found two other co-accused -- Naresh Pardesi and Shivaram Das -- guilty and awarded them three years in jail. Two more accused were acquitted.

Shortly after the verdict, Jain moved an application for bail which was granted on a surety of Rs 5,000.

When the matter was first highlighted in 2005, Jain had charged Bhandarkar with rape but the case was quashed by the Supreme Court in 2012 after she dropped the charges against him.

Honour to collaborate with S.S. Rajamouli: Karan Johar

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Filmmaker #Karan_Johar has praised director S.S. Rajamouli and says it's an absolute honour for him to work with the #Baahubali2 helmer.

Karan, whose home banner Dharma Productions is distributing the Hindi version of the film, took to Twitter and said that Rajamouli is the "movie man" of the decade. 

"With the movie man of the decade! S.S. Rajamouli...It's an honour to collaborate with his genius!! Truly the BEST director of our time!" Karan tweeted alongside a photograph of himself with Rajamouli. 

"Baahubali 2: The Conclusion" is the second instalment of the magnum opus "Baahubali: The Beginning". 

Priyanka Chopra perfect choice for 'Baywatch': Dwayne Johnson

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Hollywood star #Dwayne_Johnson has praised his co-star and Indian actress #Priyanka_Chopra and says she is the perfect choice for the forthcoming film #Baywatch.

Johnson on Thursday took to Twitter to post: "Hard to balance real malevolence (hostility) with charm and humour. Perfect choice for our 'Baywatch'...Priyanka Chopra." 

Priyanka, who will be seen playing a negative character Victoria Leeds in the upcoming film, re-tweeted the Hollywood star's compliment. 

Internationally, the actress also featured in the American drama TV show "Quantico".

Google announces new programme to inspire entrepreneurs, developers

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US tech giant #Google on Friday announced a new #Solve_for_India initiative that aims to expand and energise the start-up ecosystem in tier 2 cities across the country.

The programme will inspire new wave of entrepreneurs and startups in emerging cities like Pune, Jaipur, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Kochi, Indore, Nagpur, Nashik, Madurai, Kanpur and Chennai. 

"There is a growing number of entrepreneurs in smaller Indian cities who are focusing on building solutions that caters to the real needs of India. Through this initiative we want to bring the best of Google under one programme and join forces with them to help create solutions that serves the needs of a billion Indians," said Karthik Padmanabhan, Programme Manager Lead for Google India, in a statement. 

Friday, 28 April 2017

Depp surprises guests aboard ride

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Actor #Johnny_Depp surprised Disneyland park-goers when he dressed up as Captain Jack Sparrow aboard the "Pirates of the Caribbean" ride.

On Wednesday, visitors were treated to the actual actor reciting lines from the popular film franchise while waving his sword at the theme park in California, reports

Depp even abandoned ship to entertain guests waiting in line on the facade of the attraction.

The stunt comes just a month before "Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales" hits the theatres on May 26.

Gigi Hadid prefers working out with friends

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Supermodel #Gigi_Hadid, who is the part of an exclusive video released by #Reebok, says she prefers working out with friends than going solo.

The video, tiled "This or That", shows her playful side in an outfit styled in Reebok spring-summer 2017 collection including Club C 85 Diamond shoes, launching in India on May 1.

She reveals her personal preferences when it comes to fitness and fashion, proving there are no set rules when it comes to keeping fit and looking great.

On fitness, she said: "I'm a horrible dancer so I'm just going to give you yoga vibes."

Katy Perry collaborates with Migos

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Singer #Katy_Perry has joined forces with the hip-hop group #Migos for "Bon appétit".

The song comes almost three months after Perry debuted "Chained to the rhythm".

'Baahubali 2' finally releases in Tamil Nadu

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After initial woes in Tamil Nadu, S.S Rajamouli's magnum opus #Baahubali2TheConclusion finally released in the state.

Regular shows commenced from 10 a.m. in select theatres. Wider release across the state started from noon, an industry source told.

The release was stalled on Friday as K Productions, the Tamil Nadu distributor of the film, reportedly owed Ark Media Works, producers of "Baahubali 2", Rs 15 crore.

K Productions has since paid a certain amount to get the go ahead for Friday's release. 

The second part in the "Baahubali" franchise is releasing in nearly 650 screens in Tamil Nadu.

Former Disney star Michael Mantenuto dead

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Former Disney star #Michael_Mantenuto, best known for his role as Jack O'Callahan in the 2004 film #Miracle, has died. He was 35.

The actor committed suicide on Monday at Saltwater State Park, where his body was found in his car on Monday afternoon, reports

Mantenuto's death was ruled to be a result of a self-inflicted gunshot wound, according to the King County medical examiner's office in Seattle. 

The former actor, who had quit Hollywood for the army, was a University of Maine hockey star before getting his acting break in "Miracle".

101-year-old Mann Kaur's world record breaking Auckland sky walk

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The 101-year-old athlete #Mann_Kaur has become the oldest person to Sky Walk around Aucklands famous landmark #Sky_Tower.

The athlete from India had the world at her feet after a record breaking day at the World Masters Games in Auckland, New Zealand on Thursday. Having set a new world record on the field, she stepped out 192 metres above Auckland city to become the oldest person to Sky Walk around the city's famous landmark.

She held her 79-year-old son Gurdev Singh's hand as she inched along the narrow platform towering high above the city centre.

"Everyone should do this, everyone should come here and visit Sky City", she said in a statement. 

Whenever I get emotional, I become ‘desi': Priyanka Chopra

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Actress #Priyanka_Chopra has been juggling between Indian and American characters for a while now. The National Film Award winner says that whenever she gets emotional or angry, she becomes ‘desi and her 'desi' accent comes out.

The "Fashion" star has stepped into shoes of characters like Alex Parrish of the American series "Quantico" and Victoria Leeds of Hollywood film "Baywatch". Does her personality get influenced by the on screen characters?

"I am doing this all the time. Imagine, I was shooting for ‘Bajirao Mastani' during the first season of ‘Quantico'. But I think it is the other way round. At times Alex gets affected by Priyanka, the personality," Priyanka told in an interview. 

"There are some (long working) days when maybe... I am saying a dialogue (of Alex) in my way with an Indian accent. And then my dialect coach would come and remind me that I have to maintain Alex, an American girl. You know, whenever I get emotional or angry, I suddenly become ‘desi' and my desi accent comes out," she added. 

The Padma Shri awardee believes that no matter how much she travels across the globe, she will remain an Indian by heart who wants to create and explore the diversity of our culture.

Different looks that could be tried for pre-wedding shoots

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With the trend of #pre_wedding shoots catching up, different looks could be tried. A plain chiffon sari to a one shoulder gown there are styles that could be looked into, say experts.

Bhavya Chawla, Chief Stylist at Voonik and Sidhika Gupta, Head of Fashion at Roposo have listed different looks:

* Plain chiffon sari in a warm pastel colour like coral, rose quartz, lemon to look dreamy and sensuous. Style with minimalist jewellery.

* If chilling and cuddling on the couch with your partner is the perfect idea of getting natural photos clicked, then embrace the athleisure bliss for your pre-wedding shoot. 

Grab a bucket of popcorn and TV remote, and watch your most favourite romantic movies together and get some good candid photos done. Luxe velvet joggers, message tee, or golden high tops sneakers speak sassy yet comfy look. Snug up to him in your coziest best.

Aishwarya, Sonam, Deepika to attend Cannes film festival

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L'oreal Paris brand ambassadors #AishwaryaRaiBachchan, #SonamKapoor, #DeepikaPadukone will be joining their international counterparts Julianne Moore, Eva Longoria at the 70th Festival De Cannes, taking place in May.

L'Oréal Paris celebrates 20 years of partnering with the prestigious Film Festival as it's Official Makeup brand and for Cannes 2017, the brand's iconic ambassadors and many others will be seen joining in the festivities on the French Riviera in May this year.

They will showcase the transformational power of make-up and a kaleidoscope of styles.

Also this will be Deepika's first year representing L'Oréal Paris as an ambassador at Cannes.

Known as the red carpet expert, L'Oréal Paris has introduced many beauty trends at this glittering festival and this year for Cannes 2017, the brand plans to looks created with their exclusive collection of products - "The L'Oréal Paris Cannes Collection 2017".

"We're happy to announce that Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Deepika Padukone and Sonam Kapoor will be representing L'Oréal Paris and India at the Cannes Film Festival this year. This year is very special to us as L'Oréal Paris celebrates two decades of being the official makeup partner for Cannes.

Penchant for gold jewellery remains unfazed on Akshaya Tritiya

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It may be considered auspicious to buy #gold on the day of #Akshay_Tritiya that is celebrated on Friday, it is definitely not the corporate trend anymore, says experts. They feel that the consumers are buying gold not for the investment goods but for attaining the prosperity along with virtuous vibes.

Manju Koothari, Creative Director, Entice and Kapil Hetamsaria, CEO and Co-founder, listed down the purchasing trends during Akshaya Tritiya 

* Gold is synonymous with jewellery in India and no matter the price, the penchant for gold jewellery remains unfazed and continues to be the dominant purchase driver on Akshay Tritiya.

* With changing times, people are visibly shifting their focus towards diamond jewellery having gold as the base metal.

* People are opting for gold with a bit of fusion elements and precious metals like white, yellow gold and even rose gold which is the new trend in town.

Early morning shows of 'Baahubali 2' cancelled in TN

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Early morning shows of S.S Rajamouli's magnum opus #Baahubali2TheConclusion were cancelled on Friday due to financial issues in Tamil Nadu, industry sources said.

"Tamil Nadu distributor K Productions owes Rs 15 crore to Arka Mediworks, the makers of 'Baahubali 2'. Arka is yet to issue KDM for the release of Telugu and Tamil versions of the film in the state," a source told.

A theatre owner, on the condition of anonymity, said the issue is likely to be settled by the afternoon.

"Talks are being currently held to settle the deficit. Shows are likely to open from noon," the theatre owner said.

The Hindi version, however, has released in Tamil Nadu.

"The Hindi version didn't have any issues because it's being released nationwide by Anil Thadani," the source added.

PartyNextDoor unfollows Zayn Malik on social media

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Just weeks after they released their collaboration track, "Still got time", rapper #PartyNextDoor has unfollowed former One Direction star #Zayn_Malik on social media.

PartyNextDoor, whose real name is Jahron Anthony Brathwaite, unfollowed Zayn from the likes of Twitter and Instagram, reports

Besides that, PartyNextDoor has gone through his page feeds and deleted any mention of Zayn, including all promotional posts to do with their joint-release.

On his official YouTube and Spotify accounts, there are no longer videos of his remixes of the track.

Plot of GoT finale season being kept a secret, says Clarke

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#GameofThrones star #Emilia_Clarke says even she doesn't know what will happen in the final season of the show.

"No one knows anything. No one is told anything. It's all crazy," quoted Clarke as saying. 

She added: "It's a secret from the cast. We generally can't be trusted. They pretty much have told us so."

The repeats from season one to six is currently aired in India. The seventh season of the popular fantasy drama series "Game of Thrones" will premiere on July 16. It will be back in India on Star World. The final season will most likely air in 2018.

Clarke is also filming "Untitled Han Solo Project" here. 

Hathaway pens emotional tribute to Jonathan Demme

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Oscar-winning actress #Anne_Hathaway has paid an emotional tribute to late filmmaker #Jonathan_Demme by calling him her "favourite rebel angel".

Demme, who directed films like "The Silence of the Lambs" and "Philadelphia", died here from esophageal cancer at the age of 73 on Wednesday.

Hathaway, who starred in Demme's 2008 film "Rachel Getting Married", took to Instagram to pay a tribute to Demme, reports

Alongside a photo of outer-space, Hathaway wrote: "Dearest JD (Jonathan Demme), in this moment when words fail me, I am so grateful to the light which lets me see you everywhere, in everything." 

Indian DJs to open Bieber's India gig

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Amid the whole debate whether actors should get on the stage for live gigs instead of musicians attracting a lot of attention, organisers of #JustinBieber's maiden concert in India have roped in Indian DJs Sahil Sharma aka Zaeden and Sarthack Sardana aka Sartek to open for the Grammy Award-winning singer.

Bieber's highly anticipated India Purpose Tour will be held at DY Patil Stadium here on May 10. It was earlier being speculated that Bollywood actress Sonakshi Sinha will perform as one of the opening acts. 

Padma Shri award-winning singer-composer Kailash Kher had shown his disapproval and had told that getting the "Dabangg" actress on board to perform at Bieber's concert in the country over any other acclaimed Indian singer is not a good sign, and sends a wrong message internationally. 

Many singers like Sona Mohapatra, Armaan Malik and Arjun Kanungo agreed with Kailash. Sonakshi later denied that she was part of the gig, saying she was approached but she didn't take it up. 

I've always been a motorsport enthusiast, says Gul Panag

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Actress #Gul_Panag says she is passionate about #motorsports.

The actress on Wednesday joined Mahindra Racing (which is part of Mahindra & Mahindra group which is into Formula E car racing) in Barcelona to learn to drive a Formula E car. Mahindra Racing via a statement announced that she became the first Indian woman to drive a Formula E car.

"I have been a motorsport enthusiast forever... I was extremely delighted to hear that there is going to be an electric race... I have shoved my racing ambassadorship down Mahindra's throat because I am such a big fan," Gul said in a statement. 

Opt for facials as per skin type

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There are different kind of #facials for different purposes and #skin_types. While de-tan facial helps remove tanning mostly for oily skin, gold radiance facial suits all skin types, say experts.

Bharti Taneja, Director of Alps Beauty Clinic and Academy, and Richa Singh, CEO at Bigstylist, an online portal which provides at-home beauty and grooming services, have listed facials that you could opt for:

* De-tan facial: De-tan facials suit oily skin that gets sun-tanned. The creams used for this facial cut the melanin on the skin, hence gives immediate de-tan results.

* Diamond facial: This facial is ideal for special occasions, and suits dry, oily as well as combination skin types. Mostly chosen for wedding, parties or festivals. The fine dust massage cream used for this facial reduces signs of ageing, acne as well as lends a whitening effect to the skin.

Deepika shot title track of 'Raabta' in one night

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Actress #Deepika_Padukone shot the title track of #Raabta in one night.

The film's director Dinesh Vijan messaged to ask her if she could shoot the title track for his film and she instantly agreed. 

Vijan said in a statement: "Deepika gives attention to small details and that makes all the difference. She sat with me for some time to understand the nuances and mood of the song. After that it was a swift shoot."

He added: "I am glad she shot for the title track of my film. I believe she is lucky for me."

Don't like sensationalising stories into sexuality: Priyanka Chopra

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Actress-producer #Priyanka_Chopra, who has done some bold scenes in the American series #Quantico, says she doesnt like to sensationalise stories into sexuality.

Asked about the apprehension she faced while doing bold scenes, Priyanka told media persons here on Wednesday: "I haven't done anything more than what is shown here in Hindi films. I am an actor and I don't like sensationalising stories into sexuality... so, it just becomes a big deal."

"I have my limitation and people over there know that. In Hollywood, I have only done what I have done in Hindi films. I keep my standard same for everything," she added.

She is now set to make her Hollywood debut with "Baywatch" as the antagonist Victoria Leeds.

What's the general scenario in Hollywood and Bollywood for female actors?

She said: "I feel the world is male-dominated, whether it's in India or abroad. Outside India, there is also same fight of equality for women as much as it is here in India."

Flaunt your sleeves this summer

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Using some #silhouette tricks, you can easily play around with different types of #sleeves and hide the fuller arms, say experts. This summer is all about large bell sleeves, puffy ones or full lengths.

Tanvi Malik, CEO and Co-Founder at FabAlley, Ritika Taneja, Director and Business Head for Fashion at ShopClues and Style expert at Limeroad, have listed different styles:

* Cold shoulder sleeves feature a flash of skin just on the tops of the arms. Apart from being practical, the style is gorgeous and is a hot favourite among women looking for trendy ways to appear slim and stylish.

* Puffy sleeves are named for the way the sleeves extend out in round puffs around the upper arms or at the shoulders. They draw attention to the shoulders and away from the bottom region and are perfect for pear-shaped women.

* Bishop sleeve is a large sleeve which is fuller at the bottom than the top and gathered at the cuff. It gives a bohemian look to an outfit and is used for dramatic effect. It looks best on a flowy relaxed outfit like a shift dress.

Fashion guide for summer

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Go for #floral_patterns, stripes and add ruffles to your wardrobe to stay fashionable this season, say experts.

Rashi Menda, Founder and CEO of online fashion portal Zapyle, and Sidhika Gupta, Fashion Head, online fashion portal Roposo, point out some trends for the season. 

* Yellow power: This season ditch shades of red and blue for yellow. A yellow plain polyester top or a stole can add zing to your otherwise boring outfit. 

* Floral story: Floral patterns in every size and pattern will be in style from jackets, blouses, frocks to shift dresses. 

Drinking coffee can halve prostate cancer risk

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Drinking more than three cups of #coffee a day may reduce #prostate_cancer risk by more than 50 per cent, show results of a study on 7,000 Italian men.

The findings were then validated in laboratory studies which suggested that the coffee substance caffeine might have some protective effect against cancer.

"The observations on cancer cells allow us to say that the beneficial effect observed among the 7,000 participants is most likely due to caffeine, rather than to the many other substances contained in coffee," said Maria Benedetta Donati from Institute for Research, Hospitalisation and Health Care (I.R.C.C.S.) Neuromed in Pozzilli, Italy.

Thursday, 27 April 2017

'Baahubali' team cancels premiere after Vinod Khanna's demise

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The team of film #Baahubali2TheConclusion, has canceled the films premiere which was to take place on Thursday, as a mark of respect for veteran Bollywood actor-politician, who died on Thursday. He was 70.

"We are deeply saddened by the loss of our beloved, the legendary Vinod Khanna. The demise has come as a huge shock to all of us. As a mark of respect for our dearly departed, the premiere event of 'Baahubali : The Conclusion' is now cancelled. Love and remembrance, Karan Johar, SS Rajamouli and the entire team of Baahubali," read a statement released on behalf of filmmakers Karan Johar, S S Rajamouli and the other team members.

Karan is presenting the Hindi version of the film.

Modi condoles Vinod Khanna's death

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Prime Minister #Narendra_Modi on Thursday condoled the death of veteran Bollywood actor-turned-politician #Vinod_Khanna who died after a prolonged illness. He was 70.

"Will always remember Vinod Khanna as a popular actor, dedicated leader and a wonderful human. Pained by his demise. My condolences," Modi tweeted.

Khanna was admitted to Sir H.N. Reliance Foundation Hospital in Mumbai in the first week of April and breathed his last at 11.20 a.m. on Thursday due to advanced bladder carcinoma. 

The actor was the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Lok Sabha member from Gurdaspur in Punjab. He was into his fourth term as MP from the seat.

Veteran actor-BJP politician Vinod Khanna dead

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Veteran Bollywood actor-turned-politician and former union Minister #Vinod_Khanna died here on Thursday morning after a prolonged illness, a family friend said. He was 70.

Khanna was hospitalized over a month ago for cancer but the family then remained tight-lipped.

Khanna is survived by his former wife Geetanjali and their sons Akshaye and Rahul, who are now actors, and his present wife Kavita and son Sakshi and daughter Shraddha.

The senior Khanna was admitted to Sir H.N. Reliance Foundation Hospital in the first week of April.

Walk in nature and shake off the summer heat

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Just "walk it off", is what most people say to cool others down. The coming months will surely hit you with soaring temperatures. How about challenging yourself by #hiking or simply traversing a plantation? To beat the heat, merge with #nature by walking through a #rainforest or in a stream and then wink back at the sun.

A relaxing spa therapy or scrumptious meal easily make it to the to-do list when you check into a hotel. How about opting for nature walks organised by some of the luxury hotels in the country?

The Lalit Resort & Spa in Bekal, north Kerala, is surrounded by picturesque gardens, organic farms and a river. The guests are shown the coral lake, a walk around the river and more.

They have also tied up for a plantation trek with Ratnakaran from Thonikadavu in Kasargod district, Kerala. Guided by Ratnakaran, guests can take a walk through plantation where they can find coconut, walnut, cashew, papaya, black pepper and betel nut trees.

Stone, Lawrence 'saved' Brie Larson's life

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Oscar-winning actress #Brie_Larson has revealed that her friends and actresses #Emma_Stone and #Jennifer_Lawrence saved her life and came to her rescue at a low point during the promotional whirlwind for her 2015 film "Room".

"I felt lonely and bad sometimes. I was embarrassed to keep talking about myself. Emma wrote this beautiful e-mail out of nowhere, and then one day Jen sent me a text message after she saw ‘Room', and we started talking," Larson told Vanity Fair magazine, reports

The text, Larson revealed, ended up being a group chat including actresses Lena Dunham and Amy Schumer.

'Lipstick Under My Burkha' cleared for theatrical release

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Feminist drama #LipstickUnderMyBurkha is cleared for a theatrical release in India after the country's Film Certification Appellate Tribunal (FCAT), decided that the film can be issued an adult certificate, equivalent to an NC-17 rating.

At a press conference on Wednesday, producer of the film Prakash Jha was asked to comment on their victory. "I am very happy for the film, after our battle with censorship, 'Lipstick Under My Burkha' cleared with A certificate and will be released soon," Jha said.

"I really laughed when I heard the CBFC (Central Board of Film Certification) decision and the way they had interpreted the whole film. It was ridiculous to interpret a story like that. Our society and all other societies have stereotyped women's existence. Women should look, think, behave, dream or do anything in a particular way which is entirely male oriented. They (women) will be part of our life but the way we (men) want them to be. Women cannot think, dream or talk about their career or satisfaction," the "Rajneeti" helmer said.

Want to be a smart producer: Richa Chadda

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Bollywood actress #Richa_Chadda who is producing Punjabi short film #KhoonAliChithi says that she wants to be a smart producer by making films which will not only benefit cinema but also prove profitable for her and financers.

Present at the screening of the film on Wednesday, Richa was asked about the comercials involved in short films compared to feature film.

"For short films, profits are low but at the same time investments are also low. People don't sell their homes to make short films. It's just one month earnings which is easily recoverable," the "Masaan" actress said.

"Also I want to be a smart producer. I will never make a film which would only benefit cinema. But I want to make films which benefits me and my financers and at the same time it has to be meaningful," she said.

The actress, who was part of realistic films like "Gangs of Wasseypur" and "Sarabjit", said: "Since ages we have been told that only entertaining cinema is profitable and there is no money in realistic cinema. But its not true. In fact real life is more entertaining. Even biopics work."

Katie Price not a fan of Kim's 'big' derriere

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British TV personality and glamour model #Katie_Price says she doesn't like reality TV star #Kim_Kardashian's "big" derriere.

Price's comments come after a few "un-airbrushed" photographs of Kim wearing a bikini while on holiday in Mexico spread on social media, reports

Asked about Kim's images, Price told The Sun newspaper: "I don't like big bums, so that's not for me. But a lot of the young girls... they look online and you know they do airbrush pictures, when I do my photo calls they are un-airbrushed. It is what it is."

Price, who is famous for her surgically-enhanced figure, said she doesn't ask for her own images to be retouched.

Priyanka wanted 'Baywatch' character to be feminine, evil

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Actress #Priyanka_Chopra, who will be seen playing a negative role in her upcoming Hollywood film #Baywatch, said she wanted her character in the film to be feminine and evil at the same time.

"I have played villain in Hindi films before, like 'Saat Khoon Maaf' and 'Aitraaz', but I wanted Victoria (her character in 'Baywatch') to be very different... I wanted Victoria to be very feminine and at the same time very evil, as there is something very scary about that," said Priyanka at the press conference of the film on Wednesday.

When asked what made her choose "Baywatch" as her debut film in Hollywood, Priyanka said: "After 'Quantico' I was offered some amazing films. But I liked 'Baywatch' the most because, one, it was a huge, big, global movie and I was a 'Baywatch' fan when I was growing up. And secondly, I was playing a villain in the film.