Saturday, 20 May 2017

Tiger 'blessed' to step into Sylvester Stallone's shoes

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Actor #Tiger_Shroff, who has been roped in to play the title role in the upcoming Indian adaptation of popular Hollywood actioner #Rambo, says he is "humbled and blessed" to step into #Sylvester_Stallone's shoes.

"Grew up on this character, humbled and blessed to step into his shoes years later. ‘Rambo' remake," Tiger posted on Twitter on Saturday.

The 27-year-old also released the first look of the film in which he can be seen in an intense look and chiseled physique - much like Stallone's look in the original "Rambo" franchise.

The remake will be directed by Siddharth Anand and co-produced by M! Capital Ventures, Original Entertainment, Impact Films and Siddharth Anand Pictures, reports an online portal.

It will follow life of last surviving member of an elite covert unit of the Indian Armed Forces who returns home to discover a war waging in his own land and how he unleashes mayhem by becoming an unstoppable machine after tough training.

Stallone himself also took to the micro-blogging site to share his feelings on the Indian remake of his film.

"I read recently they are remaking Rambo in India! Great character. Hope they don't wreck it," Stallone tweeted. 
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Lisa Haydon, husband blessed with son

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Bollywood actres #Lisa_Haydon and her husband #Dino_Lalvani became proud parents to their first child.

Lisa took to Instagram to announce the birth of her son, who was born on Wednesday. The couple have named their newborn son Zack Lalvani. 

The "Aisha" actress shared a photograph of herself cradling her son in her arms as she posed for the camera with her husband in front of the hospital. 

"Zack Lalvani born May 17, 2017," the 30-year-old actress captioned the image.

Lisa, who has had a successful modelling stint and has featured in films like "Aisha", "Housefull 3" and "The Shaukeens", got married to her beau Dino Lalvani in October 2016 after the two dated for a year. 

Actors can't be role models for every issue: Kalki Koechlin

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Bollywood actress #Kalki_Koechlin, who is known for speaking her mind, says one of the drawbacks of being a popular face is that people expect you to take a stand on various social and political issues. She says people should realise that celebrities can't be expected to be role models and should only be appreciated for their craft.

"The biggest drawback is the idea that people think that you always have an important comment on everything. For example, sometimes people will ask me about some new law that has been passed or on surrogacy. They don't understand that I need to do research on such topics to comment," Kalki told in an interview here.

"The fact that we are supposed to comment on every political and historical moment that has happened is very unfair. We are actors and we are good in performing characters and imbibing them. We should be appreciated for that. Of course, as an artist, there are certain things that we might want to express more than others, but we cannot be the role models for every subject," she added.

The 33-year-old is known for portraying unconventional characters on screen. She ventured into filmdom with the critically-acclaimed "Dev D", where she played a young girl who ends up becoming a prostitute. Later, she did films like "Shaitan", "That Girl In Yellow Boots", "Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara", "My Friend Pinto", "Margarita with a Straw", "Waiting" and more.

It's not just on screen where she has portrayed some powerful roles, but off screen too, she is known for her strong opinions on women's rights and related issues.

Hope India doesn't wreck Rambo: Sylvester Stallone

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Veteran star #Sylvester_Stallone is hoping that India doesn't "wreck" the character of Rambo in the upcoming Hindi remake of the popular Hollywood actioner #Rambo.

Stallone, who starred in the actioner, took to Instagram on Friday night, where he shared a poster of "Rambo", a film series based on the David Morrell novel "First Blood".

"I read recently they are remaking Rambo in India! Great character. Hope they don't wreck it," Stallone captioned the image. 

The "Rambo" franchise first came to life in 1982 with "First Blood", which minted over $125 million worldwide. It was followed by a number of successful remakes, including the latest one in 2008, which earned $113 million globally.
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Brian Austin Green's marriage secret with Megan Fox

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Actor #Brian_Austin_Green says his marriage with actress #Megan_Fox has come with its share of ups and downs, but ultimately the two "stick" together.

The 43-year-old actor talked about his wife of 13 years at Women's Choice Awards here, reports 

He said: "I don't know what the secret (to make a marriage last) is. Just stick it out. Like fighting and making up, believing in each other. I've dated people before and you kind of get to that point where you go, ‘You know what, I don't feel the same way,' and I've never reached that with her."

In August 2015, five years into their marriage, Fox filed for divorce, citing irreconcilable differences. The two then announced that they were having a third child together - and reconciled the following year.

Liam Payne didn't like Harry Styles's debut single

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Singer #Liam_Payne says he is not a fan of his One Direction bandmate #Harry_Styles's debut single #SignOfTheTimes.

He says it is "not something" he would listen to.

While Payne has given a thumbs up to Niall Horan's singles "Slow hands" and "This town", he says he is not a fan of the kind of music Styles has made, reports

"Niall had ‘Slow hands' out and ‘This Town', which is great. Niall's gone down the singer-songwriter route which is really cool," Payne said.

But, while talking about Styles, Payne said: "Harry's song, um, I heard... I'll be honest with you, it's not my sort of music.

Amber Rose beefs up her security

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Model-actress #Amber_Rose has reportedly hired armed guards to protect her home after an intruder broke in and stayed for four hours while she was asleep.

Rose, 33, has enlisted several off-duty policemen to guard her $4 million mansion here round the clock after a man entered by smashing a kitchen window in the wee hours of Wednesday, reports

While some of the guards have been tasked with walking the perimeter, one of them will reportedly be in her house at all times.

Rose is also fearful that she now has a stalker and wants one of the guards to accompany her wherever she goes, claims

Rose, her mother, son, assistant and bodyguards were all in the house asleep and nobody heard the intruder.

Susan Sarandon's secrets to look young

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Actress #Susan_Sarandon, who is 70 years old, believes staying curious has kept her looking young.

The 70-year-old believes the secret to having younger-looking skin is staying engaged, being inquisitive and to have a good time without smoking, reports

"I'm shocked to be 70 myself! I keep thinking I'm younger, and I feel that inside! It was kind of a strange moment, that milestone. The secret -- I mean, honestly, I think staying engaged and staying curious and having a good time is really a lot of it. And not smoking is really important," Sarandon told Vogue magazine.

The "Stepmom" star also thinks staying hydrated and avoiding anything too extreme has benefitted her complexion, as well as genetics.

Aishwarya looks princess-like at Cannes red carpet

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With her hair open, her subtle make-up paired with dark-hued lips, Indian actress #Aishwarya_Rai_Bachchan looked every inch a royal princess at the the #70th_Annual_Cannes_Film_festival in a floor-sweeping powder blue ballroom gown by Dubai-based Filipino fashion designer Michael Cinco.

The former beauty queen looked stunning in the off-shoulder gown, fitted from the waist and flowing out into a ballroom dress with a plunging neckline.She made her way to the red carpet as the ambassador of global cosmetic brand L'Oreal Paris on Day 3 of the gala.

The 43-year-old actress not only posed for the shutterbugs at the red carpet, but also at one moment folded her hands to gesture 'Namastey'.

Aishwarya's red carpet look was much different from the first look from the fiesta, where she sported a bottle green layered dress embellished ensemble with colourful floral motifs by Yanina Couture.
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On Ruskin Bond's birthday, first look of ‘The Black Cat' out

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On #Ruskin_Bond's 83rd birthday on Friday, filmmaker Bhargav Saikia unveiled the first look of his forthcoming short film #The_Black_Cat, based on a story by the celebrated author.

The film features veteran actor Tom Alter as Ruskin Bond and Shernaz Patel as Miss Bellows. 

The first look shows Miss Bellows in a black dress alongside a black cat. 

Saikia also has a special message for the author. 

"My warmest wishes to Ruskin sir on his 83rd birthday. On behalf of the entire cast and crew of ‘The Black Cat', I wish him good health, happiness and may he continue to inspire and amaze us for many more years to come. It's a wonderful occasion to reveal the first look of the film," Saikia said in a statement. 

Would very much like to be 'Swasth Bharat' ambassador: Sachin Tendulkar

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Master blaster #Sachin_Tendulkar, who met Prime Minister #Narendra_Modi here on Friday, says that apart from the idea of 'Swachh Bharat', the message of 'Swasth Bharat' needs to be widely promoted in the country. He feels it will be the country's "real strength".

"I would want everyone to play some or the other sport. It is extremely important for us to have Swachh Bharat, of which I am one of the ambassadors, but along with that... With the young population that we have, we also need to talk about Swasth Bharat. That is equally important," Sachin told here after his meeting with Modi.

Would he take on a role as 'Swasth Bharat' ambassador?

"Very much... 110 per cent. I feel healthy India is going to be our real strength, because with (a majority of) young population, we need to be healthy. Young and unhealthy population can be dangerous. We need to address that for sure, without any doubt," said the 44-year-old, looking fit as a fiddle.

I'm a huge fan of Justin Bieber: Salim Merchant

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Singer-composer #Salim_Merchant says he is a huge fan of Canadian pop star #Justin_Bieber and had a great time at his concert here earlier this month.

While people had mixed reactions to Bieber's maiden performance in India as part of his Purpose World Tour, Salim says he doesn't have any harsh comments to make on the singer.

"I am a huge fan of Justin Bieber. I had a great time at the concert and I am of the view that being unnecessarily harsh to someone is not always acceptable," Salim, who earlier made his debut as an RJ with newly launched show "#Salim" on 92.7 BIG FM, said in a statement.

Salim said that Bieber's songs are "very innovative and loved by everyone". 

'Sachin...' to premiere with screening for Indian armed forces

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Movie premieres in India are often glitzy with Bollywood glamour, but legendary cricketer #Sachin_Tendulkar has decided to premiere his biographical film #SachinABillionDreams by screening it for an audience full of people from the Indian armed forces.

The screening will be held in the capital on Saturday.

"We are premiering it here. The first special screening here would be for the Indian armed forces. It is our way to say a big 'thank you' for all things they do for us... For all the sacrifices they make for us," Tendulkar told here.

"Sachin: A Billion Dreams", directed by James Erskine, is about Tendulkar's personal journey from a young boy to a cricketing legend.
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Arshad Warsi dubs for Johnny Depp in 'Pirates...'

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Actor #Arshad_Warsi has been roped in to dub for Hollywood actor #Johnny_Depp's popular character Captain Jack Sparrow for the Hindi version of upcoming fantasy film "Pirates of the Caribbean: Salazar's Revenge".

"I am very fond of this character. I really like Jack Sparrow. The moment I saw 'Pirates of the Caribbean', I became a fan of the character. It's a major challenge to do this. It's not easy to dub him," Arshad told over phone from Mumbai. 

"It was a challenge to dub him (Depp) when he was drunk in the scenes. It's hard to play a drunk man. Altogether, I am fond of this franchise and looking forward to more of it," added Arshad, who is currently shooting for "Golmaal Again". 
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'Commando 3' will have spectacular action: Vidyut Jammwal

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Actor #Vidyut_Jammwal says the third instalment of the "Commando" franchise will have "spectacular action", and he has already started prepping for it.

The actor added that the script of the film is still being worked upon. 

"You can expect some more spectacular action for sure. They are still writing the script (for the third part). I don't have much of an idea about the script or anything. But I am working on what I have to choreograph and what I have to do," Vidyut told over phone from Mumbai. 

The "Commando" series was introduced in 2011 with "Commando: A One Man Army". The second part "Commando 2: The Black Money Trail", which will air on Saturday on Zee Cinema, came out last year. Producer Vipul Amrutlal Shah has backed the franchise. 
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Don't want to start or follow trends: Tiger Shroff

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Actor #Tiger_Shroff says he does what he believes in and doesn't want to start or follow a trend.

The actor, also the face of Forca by Lifestyle, launched the new clothing store from Lifestyle here on Thursday. 

If one wants to connect with the youth, is it necessary to create or set a trend?

Tiger said: "I am not trying to set any kind of trend. I am only doing what I believe in. I don't want to start a trend or follow a trend. I want to make my own path and if people choose to follow that, it's okay." 

So far, Tiger has worked in only dance and action based films.

Asked about his choice of films and genres, he said: "I would like to do different sort of cinema when anything interesting is offered. Right now, I am young and strong so, I am just taking some advantage of that aspect.
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Friday, 19 May 2017

Sachin Tendulkar receives Modi's blessings for film

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Legendary cricketer #Sachin_Tendulkar met Prime Minister #Narendra_Modi and received his blessings for his upcoming biographical film #SachinABillionDreams.

Tendulkar shared a photograph on Twitter on Friday in which he is seen shaking hands with Modi.

"Briefed our honourable PM Narendra Modi about the film 'Sachin: A Billion Dreams' and received his blessings," Sachin captioned the image.

"Sachin: A Billion Dreams", directed by James Erskine, is about Tendulkar's personal journey from a young boy to a cricketing icon.

Even Modi twitted on twitter and congratulated him for the film.

The film has already been declared tax-free in Kerala and Chhattisgarh.
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Kriti wraps 'Bareilly ki Barfi' shoot with colourful song

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Actress #Kriti_Sanon says that the shooting for her upcoming film #Bareilly_ki_Barfi has been wrapped up with the filming of a "colourful song".

Kriti on Friday shared a glimpse of the song along with actor Ayushmann Khurrana and captioned it: "Wrapped 'Bareilly ki Barfi' with a super fun colourful song! Ayushmann. Ashwiny Iyer".

Directed by Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari, "Bareilly Ki Barfi" is all set to hit the screens on July 21.

The film is a quirky romantic comedy rooted in the subculture of the north Indian city Bareilly. The film also stars Rajkummar Rao.

The film will feature Ayushmann as the owner of a printing press. Rajkummar will be seen as an author and Kriti as a straight-forward and liberated girl.
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Wonderful to work again with Amitabh Bachchan: Rishi Kapoor

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Veteran actor #Rishi_Kapoor, who is all set to share screen space with #Amitabh_Bachchan after over two decades in the upcoming film #102_Not_Out, says it's wonderful to work with the megastar again.

An excited Rishi took to Twitter on Thursday to thank Big B.

"Wonderful to work again with the legendary Amitabh Bachchan. Thank you Amitji, it never felt the 26 years old hiatus. We connected instantly!" Rishi tweeted. 

Amitabh and Rishi have worked together in films like "Amar Akbar Anthony", "Kabhi Kabhie", "Naseeb" and "Coolie".
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Would love to do my father's role from 'Parinda': Tiger Shroff

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Actor #Tiger_Shroff that he may not be able to do justice to his father's biopic but he would love to reprise role of #Jackie_Shroff from "Parinda".

During a media interaction on Thursday, When Tiger was asked whether he would like do biopic of his father or recreate any of his role, he replied: "I will not feature in my father's biopic because I feel, I will not be able to do justice to it

"But I would love to recreate my father's role from 'Parinda' because it is my favorite film and my father won his first ever Filmfare best actor award for this film."

Tiger finds the character of his father in "Parinda" very mature.
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Online trolls are worst bullies: Kesha

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Singer #Kesha feels online trolls are the worst kind of bullies.

Kesha, who has been a victim of social media trolls several times, says the amount of "body-shaming and baseless slut-shaming" online makes her sick, reports

"When I think about the kind of bullying I dealt with as a child and teen, it seems almost quaint compared with what goes on today. The amount of body-shaming and baseless slut-shaming online makes me sick," Kesha told Teen Vogue magazine.

"I know from personal experience how comments can mess up somebody's self-confidence and sense of self-worth. I have felt so unlovable after reading cruel words written by strangers who don't know a thing about me.

"It became a vicious cycle: When I compared myself to others, I would read more mean comments, which only fed my anxiety and depression. Seeing paparazzi photos of myself and the accompanying catty commentary fuelled my eating disorder," she added.

Amber Rose 'slept' while intruder broke into her house

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Model-actress #Amber_Rose along with her family members was reportedly asleep when an intruder entered her house and stayed there for four hours.

The 33-year-old returned to her home here on Tuesday after a trip to Miami.

According to sources, she was asleep when the man broke into her home on Wednesday morning by breaking a kitchen window, reports

Rose, her mother, son, assistant and bodyguards were all in the house asleep and nobody heard the intruder, the sources said.

Rose got to know about the intruder on Wednesday afternoon when she saw the broken window in the kitchen and checked the surveillance footage. 

Cheryl's ex refuses to congratulate her on motherhood

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Singer Cheryls former husband and restaurateur Jean-Bernard Fernandez-Versini refused to speak about his former wife's baby with One Direction star Liam Payne at the #70thCannesFilmFestival.

Fernandez-Versini ended his relationship with Cheryl after 18 months of marriage, after which she started dating Payne and welcomed son Bear with him earlier this year.

Fernandez-Versini dodged the question when he was quizzed whether he congratulated Cheryl on turning mother, reports

In an interview on TV show "Good Morning Britain" on Thursday, when he was asked how he is coping following the break up from Cheryl and his businesses, Fernandez-Versini said: "I couldn't be more happier. It's my new venture, it started last night it went very well. It cannot be better."

However, Fernandez-Versini refused to answer when the reporter asked, "Do you have a message for Cheryl about her baby?"

Tiger Shroff gets on board for Indian 'Rambo' remake

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Bollywood actor #Tiger_Shroff has been finalised for Indian remake of Hollywood actioner #Rambo, which starred action icon #Sylvester_Stallone.

The actor is excited to get on board, but says he can never replace Stallone.

The remake will be directed by Siddharth Anand and co-produced by M! Capital Ventures, Original Entertainment, Impact Films and Siddharth Anand Pictures, reports

The buzz around the remake is huge in India. Actors like Hrithik Roshan and Sidharth Malhotra were in consideration for the role, but nothing was materialised.
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I'm really proud of Miley Cyrus: Demi Lovato

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Singer #Demi_Lovato says she is proud of singer #Miley_Cyrus for embracing sobriety.

Lovato, who earlier celebrated five-year anniversary of her own sobriety following drug and alcohol issues, is pleased Cyrus has also decided to give up using drugs.

"I am really proud of Miley. I think that it helps people to know that there are people in the spotlight that have challenges, that are faced with very stressful lives," Lovato told

"I think it helps to know that recovery is possible and it's something that is so important to certain people like myself," she added.

With smoky eyes, thigh-high slit, Deepika styles up at Cannes

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Indian actress #Deepika_Padukone's second red carpet appearance at the #Cannes_Film_Festival here saw her make a bold statement with smoky eyes in antique green, matched with a bottle green gown which had a thigh-high slit to add the oomph.

Deepika looked elegant and sophisticated as she made her way to the red carpet as ambassador of global cosmetic giant L'Oreal Paris on Day 2 of the gala on Thursday.

She turned up the glam quotient in a Brandon Maxwell gown, teamed with diamonds by De Grisogono, Chloe Gosselin shoes, and her hair in a high updo.

Apart from the slit and Deepika's svelte frame, the attention was grabbed by her smoky eyes.

The look was much different from her loose-tressed look in a jewel toned maroon gown on the opening day of the gala, where she shared the frame with names like Susan Sarandon, Julianne Moore, and Elle Fanning.

Earlier in the day at the French Riviera, Deepika spent some time gorging on a croissant, painting her nails and browsing through her wardrobe. 

She was seen in a sunshine yellow figure-hugging dress and later, she even spent time with Fanning at the beach in a pink dress.
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'Hindi Medium' made tax-free in Maharashtra

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#Irrfan_Khan starrer #Hindi_Medium has been declared tax-free by the government of Maharastra, the film's producer said on Thursday.

"I would like to thank Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis for announcing our film 'Hindi Medium' as tax-free in the state. The film has already got a tax exemption in Gujarat. We are very glad to share the news," producer Bhushan Bhushan told media here during a special screening of the film.

Actor Irrfan Khan, who was also present at the screening, said: "This is a great step, more people will watch the movie as it is tax-free now. The film addresses a social issue and it is a family entertainer. So it needs to reach a wider audience. I hope the film gets tax exemption in other states as well."

'Sanghamitra' first look poster launched at Cannes

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The first look poster of #Shruti_Haasan, Jayam Ravi and Arya starrer upcoming trilingual historic drama #Sanghamitra was launched here on Thursday at the ongoing Cannes Film Festival.

The poster features Shruti Haasan riding a horse with a sword in her hand.

To be directed by Sundar C., the film will feature Shruti in the role of a fierce warrior.

In preparation for her role, Shruti has been training in sword fighting in London over the last few weeks.

"I was so glad to have this opportunity to learn a new physical art form. After having martial arts as part of my life early on, sword fighting was a whole new experience which was physically and mentally engaging and exhilarating," Shruti had said in a statement.

Sachin-Jigar rope in Hungarian Studio Orchestra for 'Raabta'

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Bollywood composers Sachin-Jigar have roped in the Hungarian Studio Orchestra for the coming film #Raabta, starring #Sushant_Singh_Rajput and #Kriti_Sanon in the lead roles.

The Indian composers have been stationed in Budapest to finalise the background score for the film.

Peter Illenyi, Head Conductor, Hungarian Studio Orchestra, said in a statement: "It has been a truly wonderful experience collaborating on this project with Sachin-Jigar."

"This is our debut in Bollywood and we would love to visit India one day as its music is diverse and enriching.

The Hungarian Studio Orchestra have worked with Oscar-winning composers like Ennio Morricone and Michel Legrand.

When Kalki Koechlin had a Marilyn Monroe moment

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Actress #Kalki_Koechlin had a Marilyn Monroe moment during her visit here for a product launch, and said she had to undergo a "lot of practice" to pull it off properly.

"That was lot of practice for this Marilyn Monroe moment," Kalki said soon after the act on stage.

The actress was in the capital to launch Gillette Venus Breeze, a hair removal product for women along with celebrity make-up artist Namrata Soni and celebrity dermatologist Rashmi Shetty.

At an interactive session, all three women were seen advocating and encouraging Indian women to break away from conventions, refresh beliefs, and embrace change with respect to their evolved lifestyles and beauty regimen.

Randeep feels Salman plays important role in promoting fitness

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Actor #Randeep_Hooda says superstar #Salman_Khan has contributed a lot to the "popular culture of men being fit".

"I think Salman has contributed a lot to the popular culture of men being fit. It is not just about sports or bodybuilding. It is about body imaging and it is about self confidence. When you go out in a T-shirt and your biceps pop out it is always (feel) good," Randeep said here. 

The actor spoke about the role of his "Sultan" co-star in promoting good health on Thursday at a fitness event here. 

The "Sarbjit" actor also feels wrestling as a sport has undergone a massive change. 
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Eating fruits, vegetables secret to looking good: Study

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Eating enough #fruit and #vegetables could be the secret to looking good and having attractive skin, according to a study released on Friday by Australian researchers.

The researchers at the University of Newcastle, New South Wales, investigated how young Australians viewed faces in terms of attractiveness, by being able to adjust settings to create the most attractive version of different faces, based on levels of melanin (tanning), or carotenoid coloration which occurs when you consume fruits and vegetables.

The author of the report, Kristine Pezdirc, told Xinhua news agency that the participants were given facial images to look at on computer screens, and then were allowed to adjust the axis to where they thought the image looked as "healthy as possible".

'Android O' beta released, Android OS now on 2 bn active devices

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Affirming its dominance in the tech world with announcing beta version of #Android_O operating system, #Google is celebrating the milestone of reaching two billion monthly active Android devices globally.

On the first day of its annual I/O conference at its Mountain View headquarters in San Francisco late on Wendesday, Google said "Android O" -- that will be released later this year -- would bring more fluid experiences to the devices as well as improvements to areas of the phone called "vitals" like battery life and security. 

"With picture-in-picture, you can seamlessly do two tasks simultaneously, like checking your calendar while planning a party on a Duo video call. And Smart Text Selection improves copy and paste," the compnay said in a statement.

Flipkart, Amazon top LinkedIn's companies list

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E-commerce companies #Flipkart and #Amazon, for the second year in a row topped LinkedIn India's top companies list 2017, a statement said here on Thursday.

The professional network site on the Internet said the list is fuelled by exclusive LinkedIn data, including job seeker reach, engagement and retention.

LinkedIn has around 500 plus million members.

The statement said the list of 25 top companies in India also saw over 30 per cent new entrants like One97 Communications, Tech Mahindra, Swiggy, IDFC Bank, Vodafone, Grofers, McKinsey & Company and Oracle. Among the companies making upward movement are Ola from last year's number 10 to number 5, OYO Rooms from number 16 to number 9, Reliance Industries from number 23 to number 10 and Cisco from number 24 to number 16.

Thursday, 18 May 2017

Thanks Salman Khan For Being Human', A 3D Animated Video To Be Launched Soon

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#Salman_Khan, the Bhaijaan of the Entertainment industry is loved by all age groups. He has been entertaining his fans and audiences with his films for decades now. 

He is a big philanthropist and his charitable trust 'Being Human Foundation' is working in the areas of education and healthcare for the underprivileged. His magnetic personality is just matchless!

The latest buzz is that Salman Khan may be seen in the fourth installment of the very hit and famous Dhoom series produced by YRF. This has already created frenzy amongst his fans to watch their favorite hero chasing motor bikes and cars.

Lolly Pop Kids Club spokesperson said, "Pop, our animated character is paying a special tribute to Salman Khan through a small video. The video is designed as such that it will be loved and liked by people of age groups, especially younger ones and older ones alike. The objective of this initiative is simple, thanks Salman Khan for inspiring us with his versatile work and 'BEING HUMAN'.
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Harry Styles's girlfriend wants a 'break' from social media

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Singer #Harry_Styles's girlfriend and chef #Tess_Ward wants to take a "break" from social media to escape the messages she has been getting from One Direction fans since their relationship was revealed.

Styles and Ward's relationship came into spotlight last week. However, the revelation left Ward dealing with a backlash on social media.

"Snapchat I've deleted, Twitter -- don't really do it. I'm even a little bit out of love with Instagram," Ward told

"At the moment I'm getting a lot of direct messages there, but I respectfully choose not to reply to them, because they're all like, er, interesting. I want a break. I just want a break," she added.
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Ian McKellen, Gabriel Byrne to star in 'Hamlet Revenant'

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Actors #Ian_McKellen, Gabriel Byrne and Connie Nielsen will be starring in #Hamlet_Revenant, a spin-off adaptation on William Shakespeare's "Hamlet".

The film explores the violence and destructive instincts that haunt the human psyche through the story of a man caught in a vortex of revenge, doubt and madness. It is scheduled to begin production in the second half of 2017.

Mikkel Boe Følsgaard will head the international cast playing the Danish prince. The actor is best known for his lead role, opposite Alicia Vikander and Mads Mikkelsen, in Nikolaj Arcel's Oscar-nominated "A Royal Affair." Newcomer Maria Boda is set to play Ophelia, reports

Rose Byrne accuses Hollywood of misogyny

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Actress #Rose_Byrne has lashed out at "mainstream US comedies", accusing them of being misogynistic.

The 37-year-old says female characters in mainstream comedies are often little more than a stereotype, whereas men are usually afforded the chance to deliver the most memorable punchlines.

"I think in a lot of mainstream US comedies women are always the nagging one, the downer. Those films are a bit misogynistic," Byrne told

Byrne also said that the movie industry is "broken", arguing that there is lack of original ideas in Hollywood at the moment.

Ralph Lauren gifts Priyanka sketch of Met Gala gown

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Indian actress #Priyanka_Chopra was gifted an original sketch of the trench coat gown, which she sported at the Met Gala fashion fiesta, by the #Ralph_Lauren brand.

Priyanka on Thursday shared the sketch on Instagram and captioned it: "Thank you Ralph Lauren Kimball, Andreas, and everyone on the RL team. This original sketch is such an awesome memory!"

The "Bajirao Mastani" actress also shared a photograph of a note which reads: "Dear Priyanka, Than you for representing Ralph Lauren so beautifully at the Met Gala. We were honoured to have you as our guest...Looking forward to the next opportunity."

The 34-year-old sported a khaki-coloured trench coat gown with a 20 feet long train at the Met Gala 2017 in New York. 

Priyanka chose a customised Ralph Lauren for her debut at the fashion fiesta Met Gala, where even actress Deepika Padukone walked the red carpet in a Tommy Hilfiger creation. 
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PM condoles Lagoo's death

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Prime Minister #Narendra_Modi on Thursday condoled the death of veteran Hindi-Marathi actress #Reema_Lagoo, saying she had left a big impact in the film world.

"Reema Lagoo was a versatile actor who left a big impact in the film and TV world. Her demise is saddening. My deepest condolences," Modi tweeted.
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'Black Adam' may release sooner than expected

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Actor #Dwayne_Johnson has hinted his movie #Black_Adam could release sooner than expected and his character will be fighting Superman (Henry Cavill).

The "Fast and Furious" actor has been cast as the villain-turned-anti-hero and has hinted that plans for the movie are well underway. He also said that he is going to be introduced in an exciting way in another DC Extended Universe film, reports

"It's definitely going to happen, sure. We've had great conversations with Geoff Johns (Chief Creative Officer at DC Comics) and everyone over at DC. It's an exciting time right now for everyone at DC because they are in a process now where they are building out their DC universe really nicely.
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Poised, loose-tressed Deepika slays it at Cannes red carpet

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Bollywood actress #Deepika_Padukone let her hair loose - literally - as she stepped out in a jewel-toned maroon creation by #Marchesa_Notte for her red carpet appearance at the opening ceremony of the Cannes Film Festival here on Wednesday.

She walked before the screening of French director Arnaud Desplechin's "Les Fantomes d'Ismael".

Deepika, one of the most successful actresses in Bollywood currently, is representing global cosmetic giant L'Oreal Paris at the film jamboree for the first time. She also mingled with the brand's co-ambassadors Julianne Moore, Susan Sarandon and Elle Fanning before leaving for the red carpet.

With her tresses left open, she looked exquisite as she exuded confidence and elan in her one-shoulder floor-sweeping dress. The intricate embroidery lent a traditional touch to the ensemble, while the layering in tulle gave her a sensual look.
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First premiere of Bollywood movie held in Kashmir

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The first ever premiere of a Bollywood movie was on Wednesday held in Jammu and Kashmir's summer capital Srinagar.

'Sargoshiyan', shot extensively in Kashmir, is the first Bollywood film shot in the troubled state after separatist violence started in 1989 but is not focused on violence or unrest.

Director Imran Khan said at the event that the movie was about unexplored picturesque locations and the fact that Kashmir remains a safe destination for tourists and film makers.

The premiere was held at the Sher-e-Kashmir International Convention Centre on the banks of the Dal Lake.

Lead actors including Imran Khan, Alok Nath, Sara Ali Khan, Tom Altar, Inderneil Sengupta and Hasan Zaidi attended the show.

The director thanked the Jammu and Kashmir tourism department and the J&K Bank without whose support he said the movie might not have been made.

Baba Ramdev shoots for 'Nach Baliye 8'

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Yoga guru #Baba_Ramdev will be seen giving yoga lessons on popular dance reality show #Nach_Baliye_8.

Ramdev, whose brand Patanjali is the sponsor of "Nach Baliye 8", appeared on the show on Tuesday and he came with a lot of security.

The makers of the show had commandos and sniffer dogs on the set to make sure that security was tight.

"The security was extremely high. We had Z-plus security for him on the sets. It was slightly intimidating, but the episode made up was highly entertaining. Viewers can see Ramdev doing yoga on the show," said a source from the set.
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Tough to prioritise work and maintain steady relationship: Arjun

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Actor #Arjun_Kapoor says it is difficult for him to maintain a balance between his work and his personal life.

"I have always prioritised my work. It is not easy to give priority to work and be in a steady relationship. In my life I have given more time for making my work base stronger and hence could not give time to relationships. But at a right time, someone will come," Arjun said in an interview here.

The 31-year-old actor says any girl who ends up in a relationship with him should understand the fact that his life and time is not entirely his. 

"One part of my life belongs to audience and another to my work. My life is divided. Also, after being in a relationship with me, that girl also has to face the limelight -- whether she likes it or not. She should appreciate my profession and understand that this is something which she can't getaway from or I can't go away from," he added. 
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Madhur Bhandarkar, Kirti Kulhari to inaugurate Goa film fest

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Bollywood film director #Madhur_Bhandarkar and actress #Kirti_Kulhari will inaugurate a film festival which will showcase the winning titles of the #64thNationalFilmAwards. The event is scheduled to begin in Panaji from May 18, organisers said on Wednesday.

The 14-day festival, which will screen films which have won National Awards across categories this year and will open with Marathi film "Kaasav" directed by Sumitra Bhave and Sunil Sukhtankar, said Rajendra Talak, vice chairperson of the Entertainment Society of Goa, a semi-government agency which is hosting the event.
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Delhi to play host to Classic Movie Festival

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A film festival dedicated to cult movies by late legendary directors #Alfred_Hitchcock and #Frank_Capra is being organised here.

Production house Navrasa Duende is organising the two-day fest -- Classic Movie Festival -- starting May 27 at Siri Fort Auditorium here.

"Over the years, classic films have had a great influence on filmmaking and movie culture. The classics are a great way to get a sneak peek into another era and also show how not only cinema and its styles have changed with acting methods, sound, and effects, but also how society's cultural values have transformed," Dinesh B. Singh, Founder at Navrasa Duende, said in a statement.

Australian hair care brand enters Indian market

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Australian #hair_care brand #Kevin_Murphy has forayed into the Indian hair care market. Officials said India is a unique market where people want to express who they are through how they look.

The brand has entered the Indian market in association with its franchise partner Headstart.

Two educators from Australia, including Nathan Gorman who is the Head Master and Design Director, Asia Pacific and Middle East; and Wade Blackford, Style Master and Primary Educator, Asia Pacific and Middle East are here to launch the brand both in Delhi and Mumbai.

During the four-day launch, the hair maestros will not only be showcasing the expert styling techniques they rely on but also shedding light on the products' benefits.

Saurabh Shukla game for 'Jolly LLB 3'

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Actor #Saurabh_Shukla would love to reprise his role as Justice Sunderlal Tripathi in the third instalment of #Jolly_LLB that helped him bag the National Film Award.

Earlier this year, it was announced that "Jolly LLB 3" is on the cards. 

Asked if Saurabh had heard from the film's makers, he told IANS over phone from Mumbai: "Not really. If they (film's makers) have announced it, then it is in the process. Once writing is done, then only they will contact actors. I would love it (to be part of the film)."
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Nail your beach holiday look with right accessories

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Are you gearing up for a summer #beach getaway?

A beach destination is a good choice to relax by the waves and take stunning photographs. But as you get all set to take those memorable photos, don't forget to pay attention to your beach look with the right outfits, standout sunglasses and footwear, suggest experts.

Bhavya Chawla, Chief Stylist at e-commerce portal Voonik, and Kristy De Cunha, Associate Designer of Female Clothing at e-commerce portal Shopotox, share a few tips to accessorize your beach look with panache:

* Sarongs: Printed sarongs to ombre sarongs, this is definitely one beach essential.