Saturday, 17 June 2017

Save skin during monsoon, avoid smokey eyes

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Waterproof cosmetics may be available in the market and probably even get the job done, but most of these products are chemical-based. Options like aromatherapy and other natural skin care solutions can save your skin better during the monsoon, say experts.

Sonia Mathur, beauty expert and training head at Organic Harvest and Amit Sarda, Managing Director at Soulflower have listed a few tips:

* During monsoon, people with oily skin must use astringent. People with dry to normal skin can use a toner, which is ideal just after washing face with cold water. This works well to open the pores of skin and remove all pollutants from the face.

* A good moisturising face mask just before going to bed helps in getting rid of dry skin.

* Rain brings added moisture, and with it, skin issues. It is very important, therefore, to keep it clean. However, instead of using harsh soaps, try using natural oils to nourish it instead. A variety of oils have antimicrobial properties, like neem oil, which will benefit the skin in the long run.

Always wanted to do a great war film: Arjun Rampal

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Actor #Arjun_Rampal, who is set to feature in JP Dutta's #Paltan, says he always wanted to work in a "great war film".

"Always wanted to do a great war film. Play a true soldier. As that is a backdrop I grew up in. JP sir's 'Paltan' promises to be all of the above. I am so charged up to be a part of it as I believe I couldn't be in better hands," Arjun said in a statement.

According to sources "Paltan" will boast of an exciting ensemble star cast. 

Produced by JP Films and directed by Dutta, the film will go on the floors later this year, and is scheduled for a summer 2018 release.
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Pick the right fabric to wear in monsoon

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The first step to decode #monsoon_dressing is choosing the right fabric or the post-rain humidity will kill the vibe. Experts suggests that one can opt for something that's not too sheer yet is light on the skin.

Tanvi Malik, CEO and Co-founder of e-commerce brand FabAlley, Natasha Tate, in-house stylist of Limeroad, and Ritika Taneja, Director and Business Head - Fashion, ShopClues, have shared tips on the right fabrics that one can opt for during the monsoon season:

* Cotton: Cotton is an excellent material for the humid climate as it allows air to flow in and around the skin, creating a cooling effect while keeping you dry.

* Rayon: This fabric can feel like silk yet is similar to cotton and linen in its cool and airy construction. It does not trap body heat and absorbs moisture easily.

* Chambray: Chambray is a great choice for monsoon because it breathes beautifully. It is light, summery and doesn't stick to the body. 

* Denim: Denim is the perfect material for every season and if you want to wear it right this monsoon, there is nothing better than ripped denim shorts. Pick a faded pair and work it up with your graphic tees. For footwear, a pair of jelly flip-flops will surely get you rain-ready. Complete the look with a bright coloured waterproof backpack.

Anil Kapoor proud that Ireland chose Indian origin leader

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Veteran actor #Anil_Kapoor says he is proud of #Leo_Varadkar, who is the first Irish Prime Minister having an Indian heritage.

Anil on Friday took to Twitter to the progressive outlook in Ireland in appointing Varadkar as the youngest and first openly gay Prime Minister in the majority-Catholic country on Wednesday.

"The first Irish PM of Indian heritage! So proud of Leo Varadkar and of Ireland's progressiveness! The world is slowly but surely changing," Anil tweeted on Friday.

Varadkar is an Irish Fine Gael politician and the current Taoiseach. Following the retirement of Enda Kenny, he was elected as Leader of the Fine Gael Party.

'Jab Harry Met Sejal' to change marketing grammar with mini trails

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Actor-producer #Shah_Rukh_Khan and director #Imtiaz_Ali, who are set to introduce their upcoming film #Jab_Harry_met_Sejal to the audience, have decided to innovate with the communication of the film using mini trails.

Imtiaz has come up with the idea to showcase what he calls 'mini trails' -- a series of 30-second clips from the film which will be released first as introduction to the world and personalities of Harry and Sejal. It will lead the viewers to the dreams and complexities of the two characters. 

The first of these trails will be unveiled on Sunday. 

Talking about it, Shah Rukh said in a statement: "The whole idea of 'mini trails' is to introduce Harry and Sejal, the two players amidst the beautiful love story. These trails will serve as moments from their journey which gradually lead to the bigger story that would unfold in the theatres.
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Preity Zinta to launch own make-up line

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Bollywood actress #Preity_Zinta has revealed she is coming up with her own make-up line.

During a Twitter chat on Friday, when a fan asked her which book adaptation would she like to see herself in or like to see on screen generally, Preity replied: "Right now I have my movie 'Bhaiyyaji Superhitt' coming soon, a Women's Safety project and a make-up line coming out so my hands are full."

Directed by Neeraj Pathak, "Bhaiyyaji Superhitt" also stars Sunny Deol and Ameesha Patel.

Preity says that its her most "mad" character so far.

"Coming to a theatre near you with 'Bhaiyyaji Superhitt', so please watch it when it comes out. It's my most mad character and I'm super excited," she replied to one of the fans' question.

When another fan asked her about a sequel of her one of most memorable film "Veer-Zaara", she said: "I will work in 'Veer-Zaara' 22 also. Sorry couldn't resist."

Indian chefs to meet in Kerala to discuss healing recipes

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A group of #Indian_chefs will come together at a three-day event in Kerala next month to talk about foods and recipes that can contribute towards #good_health, wellness and healing.

The retreat, Healing Recipes - Back to Roots, is to be held on July 3-6 at Kairali - The Ayurvedic Healing Village, at Palakkad in Kerala. Here, one will get to interact with Ayurvedic doctors and chefs, attend specially-curated masterclasses, explore local cuisine, learn the trick of growing vegetables and spices organically, and master the art of making gourmet meals that are nourishing and indulging.

A preview for the event was held in the capital on Thursday, with Chef Manjit Singh Gill, Chef Vikas Seth and Gita Ramesh, an Ayurveda expert and Joint Managing Director of Kairali Ayurvedic Group, giving a taste of what to expect from the event. They said people will realise how food can be their biggest investment for happiness and wellness. 

Hailey Baldwin hates being called 'Insta model'

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Model #Hailey_Baldwin does not like being called an Insta model as she believes she has worked really hard to be where she is at the moment.

"I work my a** off to make what I have and to prove that this is what I want to do. I want to be a model. I don't think I would be where I am if people didn't see something in me," said Baldwin, reports

Naomi Watts's sons are sensitive

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Actress #Naomi_Watts, who has two sons -- Alexander Pete, nine, and Samuel Kai, eight -- with her ex-partner Liev Schreiber, finds them sensitive but fantastic. She says still, there are moments when she thinks parenting is too much for her.

"They're very sensitive people, they're fantastic little boys. But (I've) definitely had other times where you're like, 'Oh I can't do this!' But that's what being a parent is. You know no one's perfect. You do your best though," Watts told

She has enlisted the help of her "The Book of Henry" co-star 14-year-old Maddie Ziegler, who gained fame appearing as a dancer in various music videos for Sia, to help her convince her youngest son not to give up dancing.

Friday, 16 June 2017

Treat your father with do it yourself recipes at home

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Everyone plans a dine out for special occasions but how about treating your father with some do it yourself home recipes this Father's Day. Make him feel special with some easy recipes that are not only healthy for his body but also hygienic as you are making it yourself and for the most important man in your life.

Experts from Vivanta by Taj in Gurugram, The Gateway Resort Damdama Lake in Gurugram and Pepsico brand Kurkure has come up with some of the easy to make recipes that can be prepared at your home. 

Chilly chatka chaat: 

Ingredients: One pack of extruded corn snack, one onion, one tomato, one cup of shredded cabbage, half cup of curd, half teaspoon red chilli powder, one teaspoon cumin seed, two table spoons table chutney and salt to taste.

How to prepare: Add a pack of corn snack to the bowl. Add fine slices of onion, cabbage and tomato. Mix it up with curd and tamarind chutney followed by seasoning with red chilli powder, cumin seed and salt. Serve with a piping hot cup of tea!

Solid masti treat:

Ingredients: One pack of extruded corn snack, one onion, one tomato, five tablespoons mint sauce and salad leaves to garnish

How to prepare: Add freshly diced onions and tomatoes to the corn snack, topping it up with mint sauce and salad leaves.

Barbecue chicken wings:

Ingredients: 400 gram chicken wings (with skin), half teaspoon brown sugar, half teaspoon cayenne pepper, half teaspoon smoked paprika, half teaspoon crushed black pepper, half teaspoon garlic powder, salt to taste, 50 grams barbecue sauce, 15 grams tomato ketchup, 35 grams honey and Olive oil as required

Indian rickshaw gets animated twist

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#Cars3 story artist #Michael_Daley gave a twist to the Indian rickshaw in sync with the Hollywood film as part of the film's promotional activity. He says he had fun researching about the 'awesome' Indian three-wheeler.

Daley, who helped create the initial visuals, or the blue print, of the film, has "Cars-ified" the Indian rickshaw, read a statement.

"I thought it's pretty interesting to make a 'Cars' character out of a rickshaw," he said.

He has never been to India, and he took inspiration from rickshaws that he saw in California.

Daley added: "However, they weren't that ornate so I decided to put a little more detailing but not get too crazy because I was trying to make it simple and storyboard type of drawing.

"So, I did a lot of research on these awesome Indian rickshaws on the internet and it was very important to decide where to put the face; the eyes and the mouth.

"Some of these rickshaws had a boxy feel or a blank spot in the front where the handle bars were and I just chose that place to put the eyes and the mouth."

Daley found it interesting to get acquainted about how the rickshaws work.

Anupam Kher's 'The Big Sick' to release in India on June 30

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Veteran Indian actor #Anupam_Kher-starrer American film #The_Big_Sick has been set for release in India on June 30.

Directed by Michael Showalter, the film is based on the real life of Silicon Valley's Kumail Nanjiani, who has co-written it with wife Emily V. Gordon. Nanjiani also features in the film.

The romantic comedy film is being brought to India by MVP Entertainment, read a statement from the production company.

With a cast also including Shehnaz Treasury, Holly Hunter, Zoe Kazan, Ray Romano, Bo Burnham and Aidy Bryant, "The Big Sick" narrates the story of Pakistan-born aspiring comedian Kumail (Nanjiani), who connects with graduation student Emily (Kazan) after one of his standup sets. 

'Tubelight' makers hope for Pakistan release

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The makers of #Salman_Khan's #Tubelight are hopeful that the movie gets a release in Pakistan, where the Bollywood superstar enjoys huge popularity.

According to the buzz in film circuits, "Tubelight" -- set in the backdrop of the India-China war of 1962 -- might not release around Eid in Pakistan.

Amar Butala, Chief Operating Officer, Salman Khan Films, and co-producer of "Tubelight", said in a statement: "Salman has a huge following in Pakistan, which has only grown with the positive messaging on 'Bajrangi Bhaijaan'.

"We hope to release 'Tubelight' in Pakistan as well, and our efforts continue in that direction, but we respect the law of the land and judiciary if they decide otherwise."

According to sources in Pakistan, the distributor for the film is still to be finalised.

"Until yesterday, the distributor in our territory had not been finalised. We already have two major Pakistani films, as well as 'Pirates of Caribbean...', 'Transformers' and 'Mummy' announced.

Goa is India's most popular monsoon travel destination

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Goa is the most popular choice for a monsoon getaway among #Indian_travellers, while they stick to Bali for an international short-haul trip, according to a survey.

The survey, conducted by online accommodation booking website, analysed data on hotel searches made by users. 

The searches were conducted for stays during the period of June to September 2017, which became the foundation to develop the India ‘Monsoon Travel Hotlist' for this year, read a statement. 

The data reveals Goa to be the most popular destination this monsoon, with four of its towns - Candolim (which was the most popular), Calangute, Arpora and Baga making it to the top 10. 

The village of Arpora in Goa registered a massive 91 per cent increase in hotel searches in comparison to 2016. 

Akshay is a delight to work with: Bhumi Pednekar

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Actress #Bhumi_Pednekar, who is gearing up for the release of "Toilet: Ek Prem Katha", says working with her co-actor #Akshay_Kumar in the film was a "delight".

Talking about Akshay, Bhumi told over phone from Mumbai: "He is fantastic. He is actually a delight to work with. 'Toilet: Ek Prem Katha' has been one of the greatest experiences of my life and I definitely have to credit him and the core team for that."

The 27-year-old actress says it felt like a long holiday while working for the film.

"It never felt that we are working, it was a like one long happy holiday. It felt like a bunch of very passionate people who have come together to have fun and everything else would just fall into place," Bhumi added. 

Priyanka Chopra placed No.1 on Top Actors chart

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Actress-producer #Priyanka_Chopra has taken the top spot on Top Actors chart beating her #Baywatch co-stars #Dwayne_Johnson and #Zac_Efron.

A week after ranking on The Hollywood Reporter's inaugural Top Actors chart at No.2, Priyanka replaced Johnson atop the newest tally. 

The Top Actors chart is a ranking of the most popular actors on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube and Google Plus, with global data provided by social media analytics company MVPindex.

The chart's methodology blends social engagement on the platforms along with weekly additions of followers/subscribers. The latest tracking week ended on June 6.

'Sultan' to compete at Shanghai International Film Festival

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Bollywood superstar #Salman_Khan's "Sultan" has been shortlisted to compete for top honours at the Shanghai International Film Festival. Director #Ali_Abbas_Zafar says he is proud that the film is part of the event.

The festival will be held from June 17-26.

"As a film, 'Sultan' is a home-grown story of a fighter and an underdog rooted in our country's soil. The film's action reflects this and has won popular opinion over in India. That China, a nation with a proud legacy of cinema and a priceless heritage of classic action and martial arts, has found it suitable to feature in an action competition section is a huge gratification to us," Zafar said in statement. 

The director added: "We are excited and proud to be part of Shanghai International Film Festival." 

Zafar, who is currently busy shooting for "Tiger Zinda Hai", also shared his excitement on Twitter. 

Aditi Rao Hydari becomes face of Vogue Wedding Show 2017

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Actress #Aditi_Rao_Hydari has been roped as the face of the upcoming fifth edition of The Vogue Wedding Show #VWS.

Held in partnership with Taj Hotels Palaces Resorts Safaris, the fifth edition of the specially curated event is poised to be bigger this season. The three-day opulent wedding exhibition will start from August 4 at the Taj Palace hotel here, read a statement.

On being the face of the fifth edition of VWS, Aditi said: "It's totally incredible to be the face of the 5th edition of the Vogue Wedding Show. If it's Vogue you can expect nothing but the best and I enjoyed every moment of the shoot."

"Weddings are a happy occasion and this shoot and the day spent in the 'wedding house' was nothing short of joyous. Perhaps, like an ode to the most beautiful wedding," added the actress, who will be seen in the upcoming biopic on actor Sanjay Dutt.

Tips to keep body odour away this summer

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Conscious of smelly underarms? Well, try mixing antiperspirant with deodorizer or rubbing lemon on your armpits to keep body odour at bay in summer, say experts.

Shikhee Agrawal, Head Training, The Body Shop, and Rohit Kumar Agrawal, Founder,, tells how to say no to body odour. 

♦ Ensure general hygiene: Upholding the general sanitation becomes extremely essential in summer which one can ensure by bathing twice a day and mixing antibacterial soap drops in water which will not only help you clean those surplus bacteria and germs off the skin but will also make you feel refreshed even at odd hours.

♦ Mingling some antiperspirant with deodorizer: A deodorant covers the strong smell of sweating but one also needs an antiperspirant to control the extreme sweat during the day. A combination of antiperspirant and deodorizer can do wonders for your skin by making a stoppage for excessive release of sweating.

Shield hair, feet from monsoon demons

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Love your hair? Then don't think of dancing in the rain. Use minimum #hair_products to keep them healthy, and grab a moisturiser with lactic acid to keep feet soft, say experts.

Vandana Punjabi, dermatologist, cosmetologist, consultant, Nanavati Super Specialist, suggests how to fight hair-related problems like stickiness, greasiness and dandruff. 

♦ Try to keep the number of hair products to a minimum. Try to use only a mild shampoo and conditioners and refrain from the use of hair sprays in particular.

♦ Use a conditioner after every wash but ensure that you apply it more on the hair shaft than the scalp and the roots of your hair.

♦ Keep your hair clean by washing it regularly.

♦ Eat a balanced and protein-rich diet. Make it a point to munch on plenty of fruits and vegetables and drink plenty of water.

♦ Monsoon dos: Try out a shorter hairstyle, a hot oil massage once a week is a good option as it keeps the hair nourished.

♦ Monsoon don'ts: Avoid using a hairdryer. In case it is necessary, ensure that your hair is almost dry and hold the dryer more than six inches from your scalp. Avoid exposing your hair to a lot of chemicals. This means that you should refrain from straightening your hair, highlights etc.

Tips to get textured jewellery right

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#Textured_jewellery -- embossed or engraved -- can be paired well with summer and winter outfits. The play of textures adds distinctive dimensions to jewellery that can transform your outfit with just one single piece, say experts.

Sreenivas Reddy, Principal Designer at, and Pallavi Foley, a designer and jewellery expert, share some points to keep in mind while buying textured jewellery. 

♦Types of textures: Patterns for texture on jewellery depends on the creativity of the designer. Textured jewellery can be both visually appealing and physically stimulating.

There are several types of methods to add texture to jewellery pieces, such as the embossing and engraving methods, hammering, the sandpaper effect, all these add the extra something to jewellery pieces, making them stand out. Hammered jewellery is a beautiful piece of art which reminiscent of the surface of antique metal objects. It has both, a traditional as well as modern approach to jewellery making.

♦The care for textured jewellery: Clean your textured jewellery regularly as it is prone to accumulating dust in the groves and delicate patterns. Caring for your jewellery does not always entail cleaning, but involves checking the pieces regularly to ensure their condition and maintenance. It would be suitable to use the original cases in which the jewellery was bought to maintain its novelty by protecting it from chemical reactions in its environment, which can tarnish the texture.

Get ready for monsoon with skin, haircare essentials

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#Monsoon comes with the constant struggle to feel fresh and protect your skin and hair from the drastic and confused weather conditions but a few simple steps like carrying face wipes or washing hair twice or thrice a week can make you feel better, say experts.

Donald Simrock, Lakmé Skin and Makeup expert and Sangeeta Velaskar, Vice President and Head, Medical Services and R&D, Kaya Limited, share some tips that can help breeze through the rain-induced months while keeping the skin fresh and hair strong and healthy.

For skin:

♦ The one thing that is an absolute must for every person who dreams of naturally glowing skin is drinking an ample amount of water to hydrate yourself at all points of time. Also, you can opt for rose tea which is perfect to give you that natural glow and hydration. 

♦ Always carry a pack of face wipes. Keeping your face cleansed, toned and hydrated with facial wipes at regular intervals prevents your skin from clogging up in the long run and keeps you fresh all the time. 

♦ During the rains, all your skin really needs is to breathe. The use of excessive make-up prevents that from happening. Your ultimate motto for the monsoons should be - less is more. 

Indian bridal wear gaining recognition world over: Designer

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Designer #Abhinav_Mishra, who has opened a new bridal store Leela here, says bridal wear is the primary market for India and the segment is gaining recognition the world over.

"In the Indian fashion industry, I see bridal wear as the primary market. We Indians are sentimental towards our traditions and this sentiment keeps the bridal wear market a steady and consistent one. This segment is growing steadily and we are gaining recognition the world over," Mishra told.

Mishra's new store at Shahpur Jat here focuses on bridal wear and is a move to expand into this area. Known for his cut mirror-work and dreamy silhouettes, he is growing his label into territories across India and internationally.

Asked how easily a designer's creation is copied in the local market with majority of them making replicas of bridal wear, he said: "Replication has always been a part of the fashion industry, and now social media has made it even easier.

"It has never had a very markable impact on the design market and shall not in the future as long as designers take out authentic, new design solutions for the masses. I personally use this as inspiration to do better with each season and create newer and original products. 

"Ultimately, quality is what counts and you get that from the original designer and discerning fashion buyers will always remain mindful about that," he added.

Childhood cancer treatment may affect short-term memory

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Children exposed to #cancer_treatment such as chemotherapy are likely to have decreased cognitive flexibility and a weaker short-term memory, researchers say.

The results show that cognitive functions which are slow developing or mature during adolescence -- in particular short-term memory -- are very vulnerable to the chemotherapy treatment.

However, cognitive functions such as long-term memory and the ability to concentrate remain largely unaffected as they develop before the treatment. 

"Tests that require quick switching between tasks or remembering new information for a short amount of time were clearly more difficult for former cancer patients. The developmental stage of the brain at the start of the cancer treatment probably plays a decisive role," Rudi D'Hooge, Professor at the University of Leuven in Belgium. 

For the study, the team examined 31 young adults who underwent chemotherapy as a child, on average around the age of six and a half. 

Thursday, 15 June 2017

All awards shows are fake: Katy Perry

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Singer #Katy_Perry, a winner of the American Music Awards and People's Choice Awards and more, says all the awards that she has won are fake.

"All the awards shows are fake," she told

"All the awards that I've won are fake," she added, explaining that they don't represent the audience. "They're constructs."

The singer, who now sports a bold new haircut, also said the old Katy Perry wasn't a construct. 

"I didn't kill her because I love her, and she is exactly what I had to do then," she said. 
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'Phullu' actor wonders why people make menstruation a taboo

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Actor #Sharib_Hashmi, who plays the lead character in the film #Phullu which is about sanitary pad awareness, says he does not have any discomfort in talking about menstruation and he wonders why people become apprehensive in discussing a natural physical process.

Asked if he ever felt any discomfort acting in the film, Sharib told here: "When the script came to me, I was just blown away by the idea. So, I immediately thought of doing the film. As a man, I have no discomfort to talk about periods. In fact, I wonder why people make a taboo out of it."

The actor is playing a man who makes cheap sanitary napkins and attempts to create awareness about its usage in a small village, and he ends up facing flak from villagers.

As a school-goer, Sharib says he had no idea about a woman's menstrual circles and later in college when he got to know, Sharib felt quite weird to see how society looked down upon talk on the subject.

Pritam one of greatest strengths behind my movies: Anurag Basu

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Filmmaker #Anurag_Basu, who has worked with #Pritam_Chakraborty on four of his movies, says the composer-singer -- who turned a year older on Wednesday -- understands his sensibilities and adds value to his projects.

"Pritam is one of the greatest strengths behind my movies. He is family and I wish him bigger success on his birthday," Basu said in a statement.

"Our association started from television days since 1998. 'Jagga Jasoos' is in fact, our fourth movie together and to be honest, 'Jagga Jasoos' is more of Pritam's movie than mine. Pritam understands my sensibilities as a filmmaker and we continue to fight, laugh, sulk, eat together and continue to make music," he added.

Those who order war must be sent to the front: Salman Khan

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"Bajrangi Bhaijaan" star #Salman_Khan, whose new movie #Tubelight attempts to highlight the futility of wars, says such acts of violence between nations can stop if those who "order" wars are sent to the front and asked to fight.

"I think those who order war should be sent to the war front, given guns and asked to fight first. It will stop in one day. Their hand and legs will start trembling... It will stop and they will go straight to the table and have discussions," Salman told media here on Tuesday.

"Tubelight", directed by Kabir Khan, dwells on the 1962 border conflict between India and China. Salman features in the movie with Sohail.
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Taapsee starts shooting for 'Judwaa 2' in Mumbai

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Actress #Taapsee_Pannu on Wednesday started shooting the Mumbai schedule of #Judwaa2.

Last month, Taapsee had wrapped up the London schedule of the movie, in which she features with Varun Dhawan. Now she has started shooting at the Film City here.

"We will have a song and a few scenes to be shot here before we leave for Portugal next month. The song 'Tan tana tan' will be shot on a set. We are almost approaching the final leg of filming and can't wait for the fun to unfold on screen," Taapsee said in a statement.
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'Toilet: Ek Prem Katha' makers upbeat about response to trailer

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The makers of #Akshay_Kumar and Bhumi Pednekar's #ToiletEkPremKatha are feeling encouraged with the response to the film's trailer, which gives an entertaining glimpse into the powerful message that the film sets out to give.

The film, produced by Neeraj Pandey and Shital Bhatia, delves into the importance of having a toilet in a house. Its trailer released on June 11, and has so far garnered over 14,500,000 views on YouTube.

Bhatia said in a statement:"Everywhere we are going and whoever we are speaking to now, is only raving about the trailer of 'Toilet: Ek Prem Katha'. The response has been extremely humbling for us. As a company, our main aim is to keep making cinema that is relevant and touches hearts of the people. This film has all those qualities and we are very excited to present this film to the audiences."

Tiger Shroff says he's 'biggest fan' of Michael Jackson

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Actor #Tiger_Shroff, who is gearing up for the release of his forthcoming film #Munna_Michael, says he believes he is late pop legend Michael Jackson's biggest fan.

&pictures has partnered with Eros International and Next Gen Films to bring a contest titled "Main Hoon Michael" ahead of the theatrical release of Eros and Viki Rajani's "Munna Michael". 

Tiger will travel to different cities across India to identify the biggest dancing fans of Jackson.

Talking about it, the actor said in a statement: "When it comes to Michael Jackson, I like to call myself his biggest fan. And ‘Main Hoon Michael' is an opportunity for me to meet people who share the same passion for MJ as I do."
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Miss India crown holds a lot of responsibility: Dipannita

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Former Miss India contestant #Dipannita_Sharma says the crown holds a lot of responsibility, and it's not just about beauty and glamour.

Thirty finalists of fbb Colors Femina Miss India 2017 were on Wednesday tested on their culinary skills. The young chefs were mentored by Dipannita.

"We've done a cook-up activity. I think it's very interesting because it goes beyond beauty and glamour... The kids from Muktangan School coming and tasting the dishes the girls have prepared.

"I think that the whole point was that the crown holds a lot of responsibility and representing the states is already a big responsibility. fbb Colors Femina Miss India is a great platform for all the girls who are a part of it to do so much more with beauty and responsibilities," Dipannita said in a statement.

Apart from the school's children, the dishes were also tasted by the founder members Sunil Mehta and Elizabeth Mehta.

"It's good to see Miss India candidates cooking like this and I hope the Miss World candidates would also do it," said Elizabeth.

Can't wait to work with Prabhudheva: Sooraj Pancholi

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Actor #Sooraj_Pancholi, who will be seen collaborating with choreographer and director Prabhudheva, says that he can't wait to work with him.

Sooraj on Thursday took to Twitter, where he shared a photograph with Prabhudheva and producer Bhushan Kumar. 

"Yes it is official! Cant wait to work with you Prabhudheva sir...I have grown up watching you! Thank you for all the inspiration. T-Series," Sooraj captioned the image. 

The film is reported to be a comedy and will be produced by T-Series. 

Sooraj, who is the son of actor Aditya Pancholi and Zarina Wahab, made his Bollywood debut in 2015 film "Hero" along with actress Athiya Shetty. 

Romancing, fighting in films is no heroism: Rishi Kapoor

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Veteran actor #Rishi_Kapoor has called the police, fire fighters and the medics "real heroes" and added that romancing or fighting in films is no heroism.

"The Real Heroes. '9/11' Firefighters entered Twin Towers knowing eminent death. Now Grenfell Tower where again the braves have entered. Singing songs, romancing or fighting in films is no heroism. The real heroes are the fire fighters, police and the medics. I was no hero! Sorry!" Rishi tweeted on Wednesday night.

The 64-year-old actor's tweet came after a major fire took place and consumed a 24-storey apartment complex in west London housing hundreds on Wednesday.

Wednesday, 14 June 2017

LFW Winter/Festive 2017 ramp to feature four new models

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The Lakmé Fashion Week #LFW Winter/Festive 2017 will give wings to four new talents who are ready to take their first step as models on the platform.

LFW organisers held the model hunt in partnership with TRESemmé for the forthcoming edition. The jury included actress Kriti Sanon, designer Manish Malhotra, fashion choreographer Lubna Adams, IMG Reliance Head of Fashion Jaspreet Chandok, Lakmé Head of Innovation Purnima Lamba and IMG International model scouts - Luis Domingo and Victoria Da Silva.

Kriti felt nostalgic to be back for LFW.

"It feels amazing to be sitting between Manish Malhotra and Lubna Adams and judging these beautiful girls. Also, it is nostalgic to be back at Lakmé Fashion Week where I started my modelling career and walked for around five seasons," said the actress.

Meghan Markle avoids queries about Prince Harry

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Actress #Meghan_Markle refused to address queries about her rumoured relationship with #Prince_Harry at an event here.

She was questioned about her relationship when she attended a television festival with her "Suits" co-stars on Sunday, reports 

Asked if she hoped to marry Harry, Markle smiled but said nothing.

The actress, who was dressed in a delicate cream dress with a red floral print, also refused to comment on her future plans.

Amber Heard 'getting serious' with Tesla founder

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Actress #Amber_Heard and Tesla founder #Elon_Musk are reportedly getting serious about their relationship.

"They are getting more serious. It's definitely not a casual relationship. That's not Elon. He doesn't do anything casually," a source told

The source added that Musk, 45, "is still very fascinated by Amber and loves her company. He seems very happy with her. She is spending a lot of time with his kids".

Heard, 31, who finalised her divorce from actor Johnny Depp in January, posted a series of photographs playing with his sons Damian, Kai, Saxon, Xavier, and Griffin at the Sydney Opera House while they were in Australia as she filmed "Aquaman" in May. 

Musk's children are from his first marriage to wife Justine. His second wife was actress Talulah Riley, but they divorced in 2015.

Bella Thorne almost licks hairy armpit in photo shoot

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Actress-singer #Bella_Thorne posed as though she was about to lick her hairy armpit and donned sheer top in a racy photo shoot.

The shoot was for a new song "Just call". The 19-year-old shared on social media, an image of herself on the cusp of licking her hairy armpits on social media, reported on Tuesday.

She posed for a selection of images in a revealing sheer top, which had strategically places hearts, as she worked with singer and Prince Fox, who collaborated with her on the song.
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Mandy Moore isn't ready for kids

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Singer-actress #Mandy_Moore is not ready to have children, says her "This Is Us" co-star #Milo_Ventimiglia.

"Mandy and I have been on set before with kids that are having a hard time that day, or babies with crap-filled diapers and I'm like, 'Yo, man. How are you doing?' And she's like, 'I'm good. I don't need any kids'," quoted Ventimiglia as saying.

Moore had said that playing Rebecca Pearson on the popular drama series, which will air in India on Star World and Star World HD, has influenced her desire to become a mom. 

To this, Ventimiglia said: "I think Mandy might have been bulls**tting you." 

Tips for keeping body cool in summer

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Stock up #onion, #lemon and #eggs in your kitchen in summer as they help cool down your body naturally, say experts.

Chef Ashish Massey at The Ancient Barbeque, and chef Sonu Negi share tips for keeping your body cool in summer:

* Keep your body hydrated. Drink plenty of water and try to add a glass of water half hour before every meal. This helps in easy digestion of food.

* Have fruits in morning and try to avoid fruits in the night as the sugar level of the fruits keeps you energetic and is absorbed in day more as compared to night.

Tips on getting the right vanity kit, table

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Create your own dream vanity kit and table with handy products like a small magnifying mirror, suggest experts.

Neha Chopra, an interior designer from UrbanClap, and Nelofar Currimbhoy, President of Shahnaz group of companies, share some tips:

* Space: If space is a constraint, rule out tri-fold mirrors and full wall vanities. Consider vanities with folding storage or vanities with full-length mirror cabinets. The latter has the added advantage of being easy to move around the house as needed.

* Lighting: Since make-up is all about playing with how the light falls on your face, bright lighting is necessary to make the best use of your vanity. For this reason, most people tend to have separate lights just for their vanity. 

'Newton' releases on August 18

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Award-winning film #Newton, starring the "unstoppable" #Rajkummar_Rao, is set to hit the screens on August 18.

Filmmaker Hansal Mehta tweeted on Tuesday: "And the highly acclaimed 'Newton' releases on August 18. With another stellar act by the unstoppable Rajkummar Rao."

Mehta also posted the film's poster, in which Rajkummar, shielded by a helmet and a military vest, is seen running with an Electronic Voting Machine. The poster's caption reads "Seedha Aadmi Ulti Duniya".

Mehta, who has worked with Rajkummar on films like "Shahid" and "Aligarh", clarified that he is just "an admirer and well wisher" of "Newton", directed by Amit Masurkar.

The film is produced by Manish Mundra of Drishyam Films, the company best known for backing critically-acclaimed projects such as "Masaan" and "Umrika".

"Newton" won the Art Cinema Award for the Forum section at the 67th Berlin International Film Festival, where it had its world premiere.

Rohit Gandhi, Rahul Khanna to take Indian fashion to Moscow

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#Rohit_Gandhi and #Rahul_Khanna are some of the Indian designers who will participate in the upcoming Collection Première Moscow (CPM), a fashion trade fair in eastern Europe.

The Trade Promotion Council of India (TPCI) with the support of the Ministry of Commerce and Industry is organising the India Pavilion at the CPM. The trade fair, which will also see participation by designers like Rina Singh and Priyadarshini Rao, will be held between August 30-September 2 here.

Mohit Singla, Chairman of TPCI, said in a statement: "The year 2017 marks 70 years of trade relations between India and Russia. With the government taking the initiative of providing Indian designers and brands heavily subsidized sponsored participation in one of the world's biggest fashion trade fair and order shows... This trade fair is a global gateway for Indian designers and brands to tap into the international fashion market."

Julia Stiles expecting first child

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Actress #Julia_Stiles is expecting her first child with fiance Preston J. Cook.

Stiles debuted her baby bump when she was spotted leaving a production house after an interview here on Monday, reports

Stiles was in London to promote her new series "Riviera", set to premiere on June 15. 

The mother-to-be donned a black fitted dress which she paired with a red trench coat and green pumps. 

Nick Snaith, who interviewed Stiles, took to Twitter to post a photograph of him with the "Jason Bourne" actress. 

Working with Yash Chopra was a picnic: Amitabh Bachchan

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Megastar #Amitabh_Bachchan, who has reminisced about the times when he was working in #Yash_Chopra's "Kaala Patthar", says being on the late filmmaker's set was like a picnic.

"Working with Yash-ji was always a picnic... Informal, relaxed and filed with humour and eating delicious food. He encouraged the families of artists to accompany them at the shoot destination... Whether it was Pune or Kashmir or Amsterdam or Delhi, it was always the same," Amitabh posted on his blog on Monday night.

He recounted how evenings were spent at a common place where everyone chatted, played games and enjoyed each others' company.

"Antakshari was the favourite, along with dumb charades... Haha... What wonderful moments shared," added the actor, who is currently in Malta to shoot "Thugs of Hindostan".

'1921' is a film that goes beyond horror genre: Vikram Bhatt

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Director #Vikram_Bhatt says his new movie "1921", which he started shooting in Britain last month, will set a new precedent as far as the horror genre in Bollywood is concerned.

Actress Zarine Khan is headlining the film's cast with actor Karan Kundra.

"The point is to just not scare but to make the audience feel for the characters and to want them protected. '1921' is a film that goes beyond the genre. Why can't the villain of a great love be a great evil," Bhatt said of the film, in a statement.

The film revolves around the lead cast dealing with their dark pasts and secrets to secure their present and future. It is about a struggle between life and death, and is based entirely in Britain.

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Anushka Sharma looks unrecognizable in first poster of 'Pari'

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In the haunting first poster of #Pari released on Tuesday, actress #Anushka_Sharma looks totally unrecognizable.

Anushka shared the intense poster on her Twitter page.

Going by the poster, Anushka might be playing a role sans any make-up. It also looks like she might be playing a ghost.

The project, which also stars Bengali actor Parambrata Chatterjee, stars rolling from Tuesday.

To be directed by debutant Prosit Roy, the film will be jointly produced by Anushka's Clean Slate Films and KriArj Entertainment.
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