Saturday, 6 May 2017

Everything's fake except my cheeks: Chrissy Teigen

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Supermodel #Chrissy_Teigen, known for her enviable body, says she has gone under the knife multiple times.

When speaking at a launch event for her new make-up palette with Becca Cosmetics, Teigen said she had plastic surgery procedures over the year," reports

"Everything about me is fake except my cheeks," Teigen said with a laugh. 

She then pointed to her nose, lips and forehead, and said: "Fake, fake, fake." 

She also said she got liposuction done on her underarms, near her armpits. 

"I had an armpit sucked out, which was one of the best things. It's a big secret, but I don't care. It was nine years ago or so. And I had two inches to my armpit," she said, adding that she is going to get the procedure done one more time. 

"Now it's back though, so now I've gotta pay for (liposuction) again. It was so easy. It made me feel better in dresses; I felt more confident," she said.

Kanye West deletes social media accounts

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Rapper #Kanye_West left fans shocked after he deleted all his social media accounts.

West didn't show any sign of wanting to retire from social media, making fans wonder about why he decided to delete both his Twitter and Instagram accounts, reports

West's wife and reality TV star Kim Kardashian tweeted about their new children clothing line named TheKidsSupply. 

However, West completely disappeared from social media instead of helping his wife promote their new collaboration. 

"For the past few years Kanye and I have made almost all of our kids clothes and we have collaborated on a new kids line. TheKidsSupply has been what we've been working on for a long time. I'm so excited about this," Kim wrote.

'Dangal' earns over $3 mn in less than two days in China

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Bollywood star Aamir Khan's #Dangal is on its way to becoming Bollywoods highest-earning film in China, with the movie already grossing over $ 3 million (Rs 21 crore) by the first half of the second day of its release on Saturday.

Aamir is one of the most popular Bollywood actors in China, and his other movies "3 Idiots" and "PK" have done roaring business here before.

"Dangal" -- the actor's latest project -- earned Rs 15 crore on its opening day on Friday in China. 

By Saturday noon, it earned 23.4 million yuan (over Rs 21 crore), according to trade insiders on the Chinese box office.

So far, "PK" is the only Indian movie to have crossed Rs 100 crore in China and it had done so in 16 days since its release.

Adele sports old lady's look for 29th birthday

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Singer #Adele chose the look of an old lady to celebrate her 29th birthday.

Adele turned 29 on Friday. She took to Twitter to thank her fans for their wishes on her birthday, reports

In some of the images that she shared over social media, the "Hello" hitmaker can be seen sporting frizzy gray hair and more wrinkles than usual. She donned a pink cardigan and spectacles in one of the photographs. 

Diljit Dosanjh to perform at IIFA Rocks

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Punjabi singer-actor #Diljit_Dosanjh will take the stage at the #IIFA Rocks event, which will be a prelude to the star-studded award ceremony of the International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) festival to be held in New York in July. He is excited about his gig.

Diljit, who has featured in Bollywood films like "Udta Punjab" and "Phillauri", will be a part of the IIFA experience for the second time. This year, he will kickstart the IIFA Rocks, a musical night.

Talking about it, Diljit said in a statement: "I'm really excited to be a part of IIFA for the second year in a row. I look forward to my performance and I'm excited to be a part of this grand celebration and to share the platform with such talented artists."

Harry Styles's 'mental' moment

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Singer #Harry_Styles says that dangling from a helicopter for his debut solo single #Sign_of_the_times was mental, but he felt safe doing it.

The former One Direction singer is set to release the music video for his single next week. When the photographs emerged last month with the singer being lifted through the air by a helicopter while attached to a harness, it went viral. People called it dangerous.

The 23-year-old says that it was once in a lifetime opportunity, reports

"I can't say it was an everyday thing. They told me... yeah that's how I go to work. Go to grab my coffee, I just drop in. The usual, wahey! It was mental if I'm honest," Styles told a radio station.

When 'Arth' blew Vidya's mind

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Actress #Vidya_Balan, known for portraying strong willed characters, reminisced the moment when she watched the 1982 film #Arth, starring Shabana Azmi and Smita Patil. She "just fell in love" with it.

"I was in the middle of my 12th exams. I had a history exam and I was really not interested in the exam and happened to switch on the TV. I saw 'Arth' and just fell in love with what I saw. 

"I loved the fact that this woman in the end of the film walked away saying 'What if I was the one who had done this, would you have accepted me?' He says 'No'. And she walks away. That blew my mind. I have never seen that," Vidya said on the CNN-News18's show "Virtuosity". 

The film's actresses Shabana and Smita "completely blew" her mind as well. 

Filmmaking is a tough job: A.R.Rahman

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Oscar winning composer #ARRahman, who has stepped into direction with Virtual Reality (VR) multisensory episodic film #Le_Musk, launched the Indian prelude of the movie here on Friday. He finds filmmaking a tough job.

"Filmmaking is a very tough job. It takes two years to direct a film and I didn't have that much time. I love music and love making it. Doing 'Le Musk' didn't seem like that much exhausting as I made it quickly. It was a 13-day schedule and I didn't have to spend two years behind it," Rahman said at the launch here at PVR ECX, Mall of India. 

"Virtual Reality gives you a real experience. It feels like 70 per cent you are at the place that you are watching," he added.

It's racist, ignorant: Deepika Padukone on being called Priyanka

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Actress #Deepika_Padukone, who has been mistaken for #Priyanka_Chopra by the foreign media in the US multiple times, says it's racist and ignorant for people to assume that people with similar skin tones are the same.

A video doing the rounds on social media shows a foreign paparazzo constantly referring to Deepika as "Priyanka, Priyanka" while she makes her way out of an airport in the US.

Deepika, who made her Hollywood debut with the Vin Diesel starrer "xXx: Return of Xander Cage" earlier this year, has strong views about facing this 'identity crisis' and about how the Indian media needs to deal with it maturely.

In an interview over phone from Mumbai, the actress said: "To me, it's racist and ignorant. And as a fellow Indian, you (the media) should also be not very happy about. I think just because people have similar skin tones, doesn't mean they are same people.

Priyanka Chopra proud of Indian judiciary on Nirbhaya verdict

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#Priyanka_Chopra has penned an emotionally touching note after the #SupremeCourt confirmed the death sentences of all four convicts in the #Nirbhaya gang- rape case. The Indian actress says she is "proud" of the justice system.

Priyanka on Friday shared a note, where she said that she refuses to accept the brutality of such heinous crimes. 

"Yes, it has taken five long years, but today justice finally prevailed. The flame of this verdict should singe not just the dastardly four (of the other two, one is dead and one accused is a juvenile) but such perpetrators in India as well," Priyanka wrote.

"'The brutal, barbaric and demonical conducts of the convicts shook the conscience of humanity and they don't deserve leniency' -- said the Supreme Court while reading out the death sentence to the four accused in the Nirbhaya rape cum murder case. "I'm so proud of the justice system for hearing her voice.. in her dying declaration she appealed that her perpetrators not be spared," she added. 

The 34-year-old actress said that it was "justice" that the entire country demanded 

"Each voice that joined the battle was strident and clear - the six must be punished. Finally, they will pay. The brutality of such crimes is something I refuse to accept," she said. 

'Casino Royale' star Daliah Lavi dies at 74

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Actress, singer and model #Daliah_Lavi, best known for her roles in films like #CasinoRoyale and #TheSilencers, is dead. She was 74.

Lavi passed away on Wednesday at her home in Asheville, North Carolina, her family announced, reports

The reason behind her death is yet to be revealed.

Her other works include "The Spy With a Cold Nose", "Some Girls Do", "Two Weeks in Another Town", "The Return of Dr. Mabuse", "The Demon" and "The Whip and the Body".

In the early 1970s, Lavi turned to singing and performed "Oh, wann kommst du?" ("When are you coming?") and "Willst du mit mihr geh'n?" (Do you want to go with me?"), which became big pop hits in Germany. 

Artistes always up for experimentation: Manisha

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Actress #Manisha_Koirala says that artistes are always open to experimenting with roles.

The "Bombay" actress, who fought cancer, is set to make her comeback with the upcoming film "Dear Maya".

During the launch of the film's trailer on Thursday here, she said: "An artiste is always up for an experiment and looks forward to do new things. I really liked the script of the film and once the opportunity came my way, I grabbed it with both hands." 

The actress is playing a spinster with a wrinkled face in the film. 

"To get the correct look of the character, we had to work hard and it used to take long hours. But once we got the look, it became easier to follow the character as well," said Manisha. 

Talking about her comeback, she said: "It felt great. I loved being in front of the camera. As an artiste there is always hunger in me to deliver better performance or at least match up to my previous work."

Pakistani VJ Madiha Imam is also making her Bollywood debut with this film. She is playing a 16-year-old school girl. 

Priyanka to shoot promo films in Assam in June

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Actress #Priyanka_Chopra, the brand ambassador for #Assam_tourism, will be shooting a series of short promotional films in the northeastern state from June 20, an official said here on Friday.

"She is coming to Assam on June 20 and she will be there till June 30. We are planning to shoot some video films. She will be in Guwahati and travel across entire Assam. She may also attend Ambubachi Mela," Jayanta Malla Baruah, Chairperson, Assam Tourism Development Corporation Ltd, told here.

He was speaking on the sidelines of the 'Indo-US Promotion of Travel and Tourism' conference organised by the Indo-American Chamber of Commerce in support with US Consulate General.

Success without failure has no excitement: Boman

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Actor #Boman_Irani believes that one must taste success as well as failure to maintain excitement in life.

"Success without failure has no excitement in life. I do believe in luck, but when it comes to getting a break in the film industry, hard work does matter. 

"That makes me believe that if a person is hard working, knows exactly what it takes to be an actor, I think he or she will make it at some point in life," Boman said during a session on "The Journey: Life, Learning & Leadership Lessons", organised by the Ficci Ladies Organisation (FLO) here on Friday.

The actor, who made his Bollywood acting debut with filmmaker Rajkumar Hirani's "Munna Bhai M.B.B.S." at the age of 44, said: "It wasn't hard for me to get a film, but I struggled during the years before I forayed into movies. It takes a lifetime of hard work to get there, so the struggle had already happened."

Been fan of 'Nach Baliye' since childhood: Parineeti

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Actress #Parineeti_Chopra, who promoted her forthcoming film #MeriPyaariBindu on "Nach Baliye 8", says she has been a fan of the celebrity dance reality show since childhood.

"I have been a fan of ‘Nach Baliye' since childhood. I'm thrilled to see all the beautiful couples perform so well. And it is much appreciated that they manage their work along with rehearsals. They are all so talented," Parineeti said in a statement.

Parineeti was joined by her "Meri Pyaari Bindu" co-star Ayushmann Khurrana on the show, which features Sonakshi Sinha, Terence Lewis and Mohit Suri as judges.

Fatima Sana Shaikh joins cast of 'Thugs of Hindostan'

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Actress #Fatima_Sana_Shaikh, who marked her acting debut with #Dangal, has joined the cast of Aamir Khan and Amitabh Bachchan starrer #ThugsofHindostan.

Fatima had essayed the role of Geeta Phogat, an Indian wrestler.

"The role of the girl is pivotal to the film so it was crucial for us to find the perfect fit. Through a rigorous round of auditions and action workshops, we found in Fatima a truly dedicated actor and a gifted performer of action. We are very happy to have found the perfect girl for our film," said director Vijay Krishna Acharya.

This will also be a second project together for Acharya and Aamir after "Dhoom 3", read a statement released on behalf of Yash Raj Films, which is producing the film.

An adaptation of the 1839 novel "Confessions of a Thug", the movie is slated for a 2018 Diwali release.

Past five years a roller coaster for me: Vidya Balan on health

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Actress #Vidya_Balan, who has hardly cared about her appearance and the criticism she has faced from people regarding her weight, says that the past five years of her life have been a roller coaster #healthwise.

"In these past five years actually I went through some health issues which are not serious but niggling ones. I have ignored them for a very long time and the medication I took back fired and it changed my body further," said Vidya on CNN-News18's show "Virtuosity".

"I am someone who is wholesome but am also some one who exercises very regularly. But there was a time when because of this, my body changed dramatically and I wasn't very happy about it," she added.

Vidya says that the problems made her question herself if she was happy with her body or not.

"I began to question myself that am I comfortable with my body. So I think these past five years have been a roller coaster for me in more ways than one. I did talk about celebrating my body, my sexuality during the 'Dirty Picture', not to make a point or anything but it was just a spin off of the film because suddenly I have put on 12 kgs for the film and I was showing it off. 

Get hands on top looks from Met Gala

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The 69th annual #Met_Gala brought together the whos who of the entertainment industry opting for some bold make up and hair choices. From sleek bobs to minimalistic makeup, its time for you to get hands on some of these trends straight from the red carpet.

Indira Schauwecker, Global Hair Ambassador of brand TONI&GUY, and Sushma Khan, National Creative Director, Makeup, Lakmé Salon decoded the top looks from the Met gala.

Actress Zendaya's massive hairdo was a big hit at the red carpet so one can get her voluminous and super classy hair in these simple steps- 

* The key to this look is volume, so ensure you prep your hair with a shampoo and conditioner suitable for your hair 

* Gently comb and part your hair into as many manageable locks as possible.

* Apply a texturizing spray to the roots and mid lengths for a boost of body and texture 

Never been approached for a biopic: Deepika Padukone

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When news emerged that a biopic is in the works on badminton star Saina Nehwal, there was speculation on whether #Deepika_Padukone would play the part. But Shraddha Kapoor was finalised for it. Now a movie on #P_V_Sindhu is in the making, but Deepika says she has never been approached for any #biopic.

"I have never been approached for any biopic, to be honest. I do have a background in badminton, but I have never been approached for any biopic," Deepika, daughter of celebrated badminton player Prakash Padukone, told over phone from Mumbai.

The actress played her bit of badminton before venturing into modelling and films.

Meanwhile, Shraddha is honoured to play Saina on screen in a movie directed by Amole Gupte.

Jennifer Lawrence flaunts new hairstyle

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Actress #Jennifer_Lawrence was spotted flaunting bangs haircut while filming for upcoming movie #Red_Sparrow at Terminal 2 of Heathrow Airport here.

Sporting a typically spy-like ensemble on Wednesday, Lawrence donned a tight black polo neck sweater, dark trousers and flat shoes, reports

She completed her look with a long camel trench coat and a black leather bag. 

The 26-year-old was previously spotted filming scenes in Vienna. She sported the same blonde hair, which she tucked into the inside of a wolly blue coat. 

In "Red Sparrow", Lawrence plays Russian spy Dominika Egorova, who falls for a CIA officer and considers becoming a double agent. 

Japanese lifestyle retail brand sets up shop in Delhi

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International lifestyle retailer #MUJI, which offers an extensive range of #furniture, homeware, stationery, electronics, travel goods, beauty products and apparel, launched its maiden store here at #Select_Citywalk_mall.

The brand promises to focus deeply on creating products that are truly fundamental to everyday life, sans unnecessary complexities. The brand also adheres to its three founding principles - selection of the most suitable raw materials, streamlining of production processes and simplification of packaging.

Japanese Ambassador Kenji Hiramatsu and his wife Patricia Hiramatsu were present at the occasion.

"After a tremendous response in Bengaluru and Mumbai, we are very excited to begin a new chapter of our Indian story with the launch of this store," said Satoru Matsuzaki, President and Representative Director, Ryohin-Keikaku Co. Ltd.

Mother's oily fish intake may cut kids' diabetes risk

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Women who increase consumption of #omega_3 polyunsaturated fatty acids #PUFAs -- found especially in #oily_fish such as salmon and trout -- during pregnancy or lactation period, may protect their children from developing Type 1 diabetes, a research said.

More than 20 million people worldwide are affected by Type 1 diabetes -- an autoimmune disease in which the immune system turns on the body and destroys insulin-producing beta cells in the pancreas. 

The findings showed that high levels of omega 3 PUFAs reduce the risk of autoimmune responses that are associated with the disease.

"[Our] findings support the view that breastfeeding, or some components of breast milk, including fatty acids, are protective, particularly with early autoimmunity...[and] that long-chain omega-3 status during the early months, at a time when the immune system is maturing and being programmed, is critical," said Sari Niinisto from the National Institute of Health and Welfare in Finland. 

Gangtok is northeast's cleanest city

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Nine cities from eight northeastern states have found place in Swachh Survekshan-2017, with Sikkim's capital #Gangtok emerging as the region's #cleanest_city.

The report of the evaluation, conducted in 434 cities and towns across the country, was released by Union Urban Development Minister M. Venakaiah Naidu in New Delhi on Thursday. Gangtok ranked 50 with a score of 1,414.

Mizoram capital Aizawl and Manipur capital Imphal ranked 105 and 122, respectively, followed by Assam's main city of Guwahati at 134, Nagaland capital Kohima (208), Arunachal Pradesh capital Itanagar (216), Meghalaya capital Shillong (276), Assam's commercial city Silchar (280) and Tripura capital Agartala (290).

Friday, 5 May 2017

Nakash wants to recreate Kishore Kumar's songs

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"Saree ke fall sa" hitmaker #Nakash_Aziz says he wants to recreate all the songs of the late #Kishore_Kumar, known for hits like "Ek ladki bheegi bhagi si" and "Aa dekhen zara".

"I've already recreated two songs of Kishore Da, one was 'Chatur naar' for Abbas-Mustan's 'Machine' and the other was 'Jahan teri yeh nazar hai' which came out as a single," the former "Indian Idol" contestant told in an email interview.

"I would like to recreate all the songs of Kishore Kumar as I am a huge fan. Also my father was known as junior Kishore Kumar in olden days. I have started out with two songs and hope to get an opportunity to sing more and make my father proud," added Nakash, who belongs to a family of singers.

Is it easy for a singer to match up to the original veteran? 

Women naturally drawn to easier professions: Nimrat Kaur

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#Nimrat_Kaur wanted to be in the army, but she was intimidated by the tough life this entailed. The actress, who plays a combat officer in web series #The_Test_Case, says women are drawn to professions that are easier -- and she feels it's natural.

"I remember while growing up, I wanted to become an army officer because my father was in the army and he sacrificed his life for our country. That is the prime reason I took up this show because this show is very close to my heart," Nimrat said here on Thursday at a special screening of her show.

She feels it's part of "our conditioning" that women mostly go for something easier when it comes to career.

"Everybody feels a little bit intimidated for women to be a part of something rough, difficult and physically challenging. We are naturally drawn to professions which are basically easier especially as a woman.

"Joining the army was my first dream profession, but after a point I let it go, because I got scared and intimidated by how hard and difficult the life of an army officer is.

SRK starrer tourism film wins at Riga fest

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Bollywood superstar #ShahRukhKhan starrer #BeMyGuest, a promotional film produced by Dubais Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing, has won two top awards at the 10th anniversary of the #InternationalTourismFilmFestivalTourfilmRiga, held in Riga, Latvia.

The film won the Grand Prix award as well as first prize in the ‘Tourism Destination' category at the festival held on April 29, said a statement.

Organised by the Riga City Council of Latvia, the event is represented in the prestigious International Committee of the Tourism Film Festivals (CIFFT) and is dedicated to films promoting tourism destinations across the globe.

Salman's bodyguard appointed for Bieber's security

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Superstar #SalmanKhan's bodyguard Shera has been roped in to handle the security for the #JioJustinBieberPurposeWorldTour.

Shera, whose real name is Gurmeet Singh Jolly, has been considered the most trusted aide of Salman for over 20 years. 

Informed sources say he will be personally monitoring the security arrangements of Justin Bieber during his stay in India later this month. 

As a sign of his loyalty, Salman chose to use the badge and uniform of Shera's own firm, Tiger Security, in his 2011 film "Bodyguard". 

Parineeti faces singer's worst nightmare

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Actress #Parineeti_Chopra is facing a "singer's worst nightmare" as she is experiencing a throat infection just a day before her #MeriPyaariBindu concert.

Parineeti, currently promoting her forthcoming film "Meri Pyaari Bindu", posted a 34-second video and apologised to journalists who were to interact with her on Friday. 

The 28-year-old said: "I am sorry I had to do this video. It is a singer's worst nightmare. I have woken up with no voice today and I am very stressed because tomorrow is the HT Mumbai meeting here and 'Meri Pyaari Bindu' concert and I have to sing for all my fans.

"I am really upset, I have to go home and rest I have no other choice. I am, really sorry to all those journalists who came today to talk to me but I have to rest today to make my voice better for tomorrow so that I can entertain all of you. Thank you guys and see you tomorrow," she added.

'Sachin...' to release in five languages

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Indian cricket icon #SachinTendulkar's biographical drama #SachinABillionDreams is set to release in five languages.

The makers wanted to cater to Tendulkar's fans across the nation and hence, wanted to release the movie in Hindi, English, Marathi, Tamil and Telugu. 

The film's producer Ravi Bhagchandka said in a statement: "Sachin Tendulkar is a sensation that transcends language. He has clearly created an era which we as Indians can be proud of. His story is one that we want everyone to witness, without the barrier of language."

"Sachin: A Billion Dreams" showcases a restless 10-year-old child's journey from watching India's first World Cup winning skipper Kapil Dev lift the trophy to the fulfillment of his dream of holding it in his hands for India.

Priyanka will be ideal for my biopic, says Zeenat Aman

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A yesteryear actress #ZeenatAman, who is still remembered for her bold character in Dev Anand's "Hare Rama Hare Krishna", says that #PriyankaChopra would be ideal for her biopic if a film is ever made.

"I want Priyanka Chopra to do my biopic. I think she is very good and lovely. Priyanka would be the ideal actress to play my part," said Zeenat Aman at the premiere of her debut web series "Love Life and Screw Ups" on Thursday.

Zeenat Aman revealed that she had been approached by a renowned filmmaker to make a biopic. "Honestly, a producer had even approached me for a biopic but I don't know whether I am ready for it," she said.

Earlier, legendary singer Asha Bhosle had also said that Priyanka being a singer as well, would be an ideal choice to portray her character if a biopic is made on her.

Speaking about her character in the web show, Love Life and Screw Ups, Zeenat Aman said: "I am playing a very zingy and zany character, something completely opposite to what I am. She is loud, over the top and likes to get involved in everything."

Bieber might be hosted by SRK or Salman

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Bollywood superstars #ShahRukhKhan and #SalmanKhan, who share a bittersweet bond, are contending for hosting Grammy Award winning Canadian singer #JustinBieber here.

The popstar will arrive here on May 8 for his Jio Justin Bieber Purpose World Tour, organised by White Fox India.

According to sources, leading industrialist Mukesh Ambani is also in the list of possible hosts to the 23-year-old singer, who will perform here on May 10.

The final host will be decided when Bieber lands in India.

The battle doesn't end with hosts. Sources state that there is a tie for the opening act of the concert between the teams of upcoming films "Half Girlfriend" and "Meri Pyaari Bindu".

Kangana Ranaut to direct a comedy film

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Bollywood actress #KanganaRanaut, who is planning to step into the director's shoes, says her first directorial will be a comedy.

Kangana was here on Thursday to launch the poster and the release date of her upcoming film "Manikarnika - The Queen Of Jhansi".

The 30-year-old actress says she wants to move in the next phase of her career, which is directing films.

"I want to move on to the next phase which means that I will focus on my career as a filmmaker and if I act I will act in my film so..." Kangana told reporters here.

When asked about when she's planning to start working on her directorial, Kangana said in a group interaction: "After 'Manikarnika' I'm directing my film."

Agree I am rebellious: Kangana Ranaut

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Actress #KanganaRanaut, who was here to launch the poster and announce the release date of her upcoming film #ManikarnikaTheQueenOfJhansi, agrees that she's a rebellious.

"I agree that I am rebellious but she (Rani Laxmi Bai) was a rebel with a cause that makes her a hero...I rebel because if my instincts want me too. So that makes me a badass. She's a hero," Kangana said.

Asked if making historicals have become a trend in Bollywood, Kangana told reporters: "Well it's working. Look at Baahubali, it has broken all the records and that's what people want to see but to be honest 'Manikarnika - The Queen Of Jhansi' is not like a project ..."

Kangana, who will be seen playing Rani Laxmi Bai in the film, directed by Krish, says a film should be made on her.

"She is from our country. If she was from some other country how would they celebrate her spirit. So we as a nation need to give her, her due," she said.

Vanessa Hudgens keeps 20 lipsticks in purse

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Actress #VanessaHudgens has 20 lipsticks in her purse as she likes to change her lip colour on the basis of her feelings.

"When I'm not feeling 100 per cent, I throw on a bold lip and feel better," Hudgens told 

I'm not doing drugs: Miley Cyrus

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Singer #MileyCyrus has revealed that she hasn't taken drugs since last three weeks.

The 24-year-old has been a frequent user of marijuana over the last few years, but Cyrus has now decided to restrict herself from the drug.

"I f*****g hate it when people can't adjust. I used to (resist changing). But I haven't smoked weed in three weeks, which is the longest I've ever (gone without it)," Cyrus told

"I'm not doing drugs, I'm not drinking, I'm completely clean right now! That was just something that I wanted to do," she added.

Despite her long-term use of marijuana, Cyrus said she didn't find it hard to give up taking drugs.

Kangana is most versatile actress: Prasoon Joshi

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Writer #PrasoonJoshi, who is penning the dialogues and lyrics for the upcoming film #ManikarnikaTheQueenOfJhansi, says he considers the movie's lead actress #KanganaRanaut as the most versatile talent.

Kangana will be seen playing the role of Rani Laxmibai, the queen of the Maratha-ruled Jhansi, in the upcoming film, which is slated to release in April 27, 2018. The team was here to launch the poster and unveil the film's release date.

Why was Kangana the perfect choice to play the role of Laxmibai?

"I consider Kangana Ranaut the most versatile actress we have today. She can do any role... But having said that this is the role in my humble opinion, which comes closest to what she is," Joshi told reporters here.

Don't see 'Baahubali' as regional film, urges Kabir Khan

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Filmmaker #KabirKhan, who has released the teaser of his upcoming film #Tubelight, is delighted with the phenomenon that #Baahubali has emerged to be. He says the film must not be looked at as a regional project.

"I really feel good whenever any film does well. We should not see 'Baahubali' as a regional film. That's the triumph of 'Baahubali'... The team has successfully combined south and north market, and for that, hats off to S.S. Rajamouli. I think he made a brilliant effort," Kabir said here on Thursday.

"Baahubali 2: The Conclusion", released last week, has taken the box office by a storm. It is doing well pan-India, especially since it has come out in four languages.

Meanwhile, Kabir launched the teaser of "Tubelight" on Thursday, and gave a sneak peek into it with to lead actor Salman Khan's fans.

Nepotism exists in every field: Arjun Kapoor

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Actor #ArjunKapoor, son of film producer #BoneyKapoor, says #nepotism exists in all fields -- not just in Bollywood.

"In every business, parents want their children to be a part of their profession and if the child is interested, then they educate him and make him capable of working in their profession. It happens in all the fields," Arjun said here in an interview for his forthcoming film "Half Girlfriend".

He didn't deny that nepotism exists in Bollywood.

"Of course, it is a bit easier for us, but at the end of the day, it is business. A director won't take us at a point of time where we are not saleable. So you have to be worth it," added the actor.

Sonam, Rhea Kapoor's clothing brand to launch on May 12

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Actress #SonamKapoor has announced that sister #RheaKapoor and her clothing brand, #Rheson, will launch on May 12.

"Finally it's here! So excited to share what Rhea Kapoor and I have been working on. Our very own clothing brand Rheson, which launches on May 12," Sonam posted on Instagram alongside a photograph of herself wearing a T-shirt with "No Rheson I Can't" written over it.

Sonam on Wednesday received her first National Film Award for her portrayal of Neerja Bhanot in 2016 film "Neerja".

'Dangal' to get widest release across 9,000 screens in China

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After an unprecedented response to #AamirKhan's "PK", China is welcoming the actor-producer's latest Bollywood blockbuster #Dangal with open arms in a record-breaking number of screens on Friday, the producers have said.

The number of screens showing the movie would be larger than all the screens put together in India.

"'Dangal' will release in China in 9,000 screens -- which is the widest ever release for an Indian film in any territory," Amrita Pandey, Vice President, Studios, Disney India -- the movie's co-producer -- told.

"We are very excited to release 'Dangal' in China. The film is very special and with a story which has the potential to travel the world and transcend geographies," Pandey added.

In China, which has nearly 40,000 screens, "Dangal" will release as "Shuai Jiao Baba", which means "Let's Wrestle, Dad".

No dubbing for Vin Diesel in 'Guardians… Vol. 2' in India

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Actor #Vin_Diesel's popular character #BabyGroot will not be dubbed in #GuardiansoftheGalaxyVol2 for its India release.

"In our efforts to hit this sweet spot, we study the story, characters and work on the local script and dialogues with writers and talent in India. For ‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2', we realised that Baby Groot was such a treat to watch in his original avatar (voiced by Vin Diesel); that in a first -- we decided to retain the original version across all languages in India," Amrita Pandey, Vice President, Studios, Disney India, said in a statement.

"India is a multilingual country and we are fortunate that unlike in many other parts of the world, English has found its way into mainstream local and regional films. 

Twinkle's sari story

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#Twinkle_Khanna, who wore a traditional sari for the #64thNationalFilmAwards where her husband and actor #Akshay_Kumar was bestowed the Best Actor honour, says friends must be more like saris.

"A sari is non-judgemental, accommodating and forgiving in nature. I wish we had more friends like that as well, Sari story," Twinkle, who looked elegant in the purple and pink ensemble and had her hair tied in a bun, tweeted on Thursday with a photograph.

The author and former actress was visibly emotional when Akshay received the honour from President Pranab Mukherjee in the capital's Vigyan Bhavan on Wednesday.

'Judwaa 2' team watches 'Baahubali 2: The Conclusion'

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Actors #AnupamKher and #VarunDhawan along with the cast and crew of their upcoming film #Judwaa2 watched filmmaker S.S. Rajamouli's magnum opus #Baahubali2TheConclusion here.

"'Baahubali 2: The Conclusion' is grand and magnificent. It's so brilliantly told. Visually stunning. Everybody is so good," Anupam posted on Twitter.

"‘Judwaa 2' unit watched 'Baahubali 2: The Conclusion' together. Was wonderful to see everyone cheering, clapping and whistling throughout the film," he added.

Besides him, Varun also took to the micro-blogging site and tweeted: "‘Baahubali 2: The Conclusion' shows the world what Indian cinema is. Felt so proud watching the film. S. S. Rajamouli. Respect."

Sushant takes Kriti around Amritsar

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Actor #SushantSinghRajput made his Raabta co-star #KritiSanon taste the flavours of Amritsar by taking her to various hot spots of the city.

The two, who were here earlier this week to begin promotion of the Dinesh Vijan directorial, visited a dhaba and had sugarcane juice. They also interacted with a few locals during their visit.

Sushant shot for the last schedule of the forthcoming film here earlier this year. 

The actor shot for a high energy song, "Saada move", which showcases famous spots of Amritsar. 

"Dinesh wanted this song to have the vibes of the city and so we decided to shoot it at real locations. Everything had to be very well planned. It was challenging, but a lot of fun," Sushant said in a statement.

"Saada move" is his introductory song and so, Kriti was not present during the shoot of this number. 

Dancing has been my first love: Taapsee

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Actress #Taapsee_Pannu is thrilled about grooving to the tunes of reprised version of some of the 1990s Bollywood songs in her upcoming film #Judwaa2 as she considers dancing to be her first love.

She is currently shooting here for "Judwaa 2" with actor Varun Dhawan.

"I think it's been quite some time since I danced in a film. Last I remember doing it for one of my south films a couple of years back. Dancing has been my first love because I have been dancing since I was six years old and have taken professional training in Indian classical and a few western forms during my school and college days," Taapsee said in a statement.

"When you have some great songs like the ones in 'Judwaa 2', it makes it an even more wonderful experience. Varun is a good dancer... so, I am sure it will a lot of fun to match steps with him."

Jet Airways offers special fares on 24th anniversary

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To commemorate its 24th anniversary, #Jet_Airways on Thursday said that it will come out with special fares on both domestic and international sectors on May 5.

According to the airline, as part of its "One-day" offer effective from May 5, economy and premiere class guests will be able to get flat discount of 24 per cent on base fare, applicable on all of its international destinations. 

"For guests travelling domestic, an identical offer is applicable to everyone travelling economy on select sectors from the airline's extensive network of 45 domestic destinations," the company said in a statement.

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'Baahubali 2' beats 'Dangal' at the US box-office

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S.S Rajamouli's magnum opus #Baahubali2TheConclusion has successfully surpassed Aamir Khan's "Dangal" at the US box-office with earnings over $12.6 million so far and counting.

According to Great India Films, the US distributor of "Baahubali 2", the film minted $12.6 million as of Wednesday, officially surpassing life-time earnings of $12.3 million of 'Dangal'.

"Baahubali 2: The Conclusion" has also officially become the highest grossing Indian film at the US box-office.

Directed by S.S Rajamouli, the film is about two warring cousins and their battle for the ownership of an ancient kingdom.

Having reportedly earned over Rs. 600 crore worldwide so far, the film is on its way to beat the life-time collections of Aamir Khan's "PK".

Ed Sheeran draws own portrait for charity

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Grammy Award winning singer #Ed_Sheeran has drawn a colourful picture of himself, which will be auctioned to raise money for a #charity.

The drawing by the "Shape of You" hitmaker has the singer with his hands on his stomach with a speech bubble with the words "Feed me!" inside it, using crayons.

Sheeran agreed to do the drawing to support the charity which supports children with life-limiting illnesses, reports

The foundation was set up by Chris and Wendy Wilkinson and their daughters Jessica and Elizabeth, who lost Anna, their daughter and youngest sister, to a brain tumour at the age of just 16.