Saturday, 15 July 2017

No sufficient time to produce music: Priyanka Chopra

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Actress-producer #Priyanka_Chopra, who has also tried her hand at singing, says she does not have sufficient time to produce music and so, has not released any single for a while now.

She has lent her voice to films, including her Marathi production "Ventilator", which released in 2016. But in terms of non-film music, her last single, "I can't make you love me", came out in 2014.

Asked about her break from music, Priyanka said: "It is deliberate. When you do music, you have to have time and ability to promote it. I am doing so much work in terms of acting and producing so, I am not getting sufficient time to produce music."

"I always want to complete things. Last time I sang in 'Ventilator', but as of now, there are no plans to produce music," added the actress, who was here to attend the press conference of her upcoming Marathi production "Kay Re Rascala" on Friday.

What about writing autobiography?

The former Miss World said: "Right now, a lot of chapters are remaining in my life, but anyone who wants to write a book on me... it would be titled as ‘Unfinished'."

IIFA Rocks: Rain spoils green carpet glitz, but show goes on

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The weather god wasn't kind to the #IIFA Rocks gala at the MetLife Stadium in New Jersey, where Oscar winning composer-singer A.R. Rahman performed live for fans in the US. But the show went on -- and rocked.

Rahman on Friday evening only took the stage for his culminating performance a few hours after the show began, but the audience was kept in high spirits with a few musical performances, banter by the hosts and the distribution of Technical Awards.

The green carpet is one awaited aspect of the annual International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) Weekend and Awards celebration, which go to different countries every year. But the rain dampened plans.

Nevertheless, celebrities like Salman Khan, Alia Bhatt, Katrina Kaif, Shahid Kapoor, Alia Bhatt, Anupam Kher, Saif Ali Khan, Huma Qureshi, Richa Chadha, Taapsee Pannu, Shabana Azmi, Sonu Sood and Dia Mirza turned up dressed as they must on a green carpet.

Shania Twain feared singing career was over

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Singer #Shania_Twain "grieved" for her singing career after being hit by Lyme Disease because it stopped her from being able to sing.

Twain said: "It's a very debilitating disease, very degenerative. So I was very lucky at all that it affected the nerves on my vocal cords, not the vocal cords. I lost my voice for several years and I could speak but I couldn't yell. I could never yell for my dog or my son or whatever.

"I also felt that I was never going to make another album -- that was probably my truth. It was devastating. I really grieved about that. It did bring me down and I struggled with it every day."

However, the "That don't impress me much" hitmaker sought solace in knowing she could still pour out her creativity in writing songs, even if she couldn't perform them herself, reports

She added to The Sun newspaper's 'Bizarre Life' podcast: "It was very depressing and I was really sad about it but I still had my writing and my writing is my first love, really, over everything. I was only going to be a writer and not the performer."

Paris Hilton's beau gets tattoo of her name

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Socialite and former reality TV star #Paris_Hilton's boyfriend and actor #Chris_Zylka has got her name tattooed on his arm in a Disney-style font because she is his "fairytale princess".

Hilton shared a photograph of the body art on her Instagram account, which she captioned: "Such a lucky girl! My love surprised me and got my name tattooed in Disney font," reports

The TV personality has claimed her beau decided to go under the needle to get the bold tattoo because she is "his most magical place on Earth" and his "fairytale princess".

She added: "And said cause I'm his most magical place on Earth & he finally found his fairytale princess. Boyfriend Goals (sic)."

Hilton also shared a video of Zylka which saw her pan to the new tattoo, and she can be heard declaring her love for "The Leftovers" actor and appreciation for his grand gesture in the clip.

She said: "Oh my god, my love came home and surprised me with a Paris tattoo in a Disney font. I love you."

Kabir, Salman's 'mutual respect' society

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Filmmaker #Kabir_Khan, who has directed #Salman_Khan for three projects, says they share immense "mutual respect".

Kabir has worked with Salman in "Ek Tha Tiger", "Bajrangi Bhaijaan" and "Tubelight". And even while "Tubelight" had dim earnings at the box office, it has had no effect on the understanding and admiration that the two share.

"I think it's just mutual respect for each other's work," Kabir said here on being asked what makes them click creatively.

"He sees something in me and he feels that I will bring something to a character, and I see him as a performer who can bring so much to a character I write. So, there's mutual respect.
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John Cena has a rigid beauty regime

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Wrestler and actor #John_Cena has rated his skincare routine a "seven and a half out of ten", because he spends a lot of time inspecting the "fine lines"on his face and manscaping.

"I'm constantly trying to stay up on fine lines in my skin and that stuff, so I'm a lot more grooming-centric than you would realize. My routine is a lot more than you would think -- I'd say it's a strong seven and a half out of 10," reports

The "Trainwreck" actor, who appeared in the production alongside comedian Amy Schumer, said that he is "grooming-centric" and will often carry out a full body hair removal, which takes one hour to 30 minutes, to ensure he is "completely man-scaped from head to toe".

Censor board needs to grow up: Kirti Kulhari

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Actress #Kirti_Kulhari on Friday expressed her disappointment over Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) for making 12 cuts and adding two disclaimers in her forthcoming film "Indu Sarkar". She says the censor board needs to grow up and let audience decide what they want to see.

"I think we desperately need some changes (in the censor board rules). I don't know, but it has become like a process where every film needs to go through and I think you should watch the film with reference to the context. Censor board needs to grow up and let the audiences grow up," she said here.

Kirti along with filmmaker Madhur Bhandarkar, veteran singer-composer Bappi Lahiri and Miss India Tourism Ishika Taneja was in the capital to launch the film's new song "Dilli ki raat"

"After aPink', I wanted to do something with which people will get surprised again so, 'Indu Sarkar' seemed as the perfect fit as it has Emergency as its backdrop. It's a very important subject. The title role that I played was very challenging and interesting," Kirti said.
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Feel really grateful to be part of Academy Awards: Priyanka Chopra

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Bollywood actress #Priyanka_Chopra, who is also known for her work in American television and Hollywood films, says she feels it a privilege to be a part of the #Academy_Award committee and hopes it will Indian cinema to reach to the global platform.

"I feel really grateful to be a part of the Academy Award committee. I think it is great that the Academy people are including various people from across the world and taking an opinion on world cinema. Academy opens at a nomination level for the foreign language films category and I would be happy to give my opinion on our films that I am quite clear about," Priyanka, who was on a visit here, told media. 

Didn't know the importance of nutrition when I started playing: Sachin

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Cricket icon #Sachin_Tendulkar says that he had no knowledge that how important is nutrition when he started playing and only realised when he lost a game because of lack of nutritional intake.

"In my younger days when I first started playing cricket, I did not know the importance of nutrition. Cricket being my first love, I was always rushing to play the game. I wasn't aware what a complete and nutritious diet meant, because of my lack of knowledge on the subject back then," Sachin told.

"It was the biggest lesson of my life when one fine day, I was playing a match and around lunch time, I lost the game due to lack of nutritional intake... I made up my mind to never let this happen again," added the master blaster, who is is seen urging the millenials to start the day right in a new TV commercial for the brand Quaker Oats+Milk.

Every Sunday is my cheat day: Tiger Shroff

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Actor #Tiger_Shroff, who is known for his chiselled physique in Bollywood, says on every Sunday he likes to cheat on his diet and gorge on all food items.

"Every Sunday is my cheat day. There is nothing I don't eat. I eat everything. I think you should cheat once a week to shock your body and it does better for your body actually," Tiger said on TV show "Yaar Mere Superstar Season 2".

"It just resets your system and makes you feel better. This Sunday I had ice cream a lot, some 10-15 scoops. I like mint chocolate chip very much," he added.

Tiger appeared on the show to promote his forthcoming film "Munna Michael" along with his co-stars Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Nidhhi Agerwal. 
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I believe in quality of work: Mandira Bedi

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Actress #Mandira_Bedi, who has spent time observing police officers to prepare for a role in the Tamil movie "Adangathey", says she believes in quality of work and likes to go an extra mile to make her character look more real.

"I believe in quality of work. I go extra mile to make my role more real and try to connect it with the audience," Mandira said in a statement.

Mandira has already played a police officer in Anil Kapoor's TV series "24". Now she will appear as an officer in the Tamil film. 

Mandira has also learnt Tamil.

Aamir Khan upset over not being able to watch 'Jagga Jasoos'

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Superstar #Aamir_Khan says he is unhappy at not being able to watch the latest released musical adventure #Jagga_Jasoos.

Aamir on Friday took to Facebook and wrote: " I am most upset that I am not in the country and will miss watching 'Jagga Jasoos'."

The 52-year-old actor also wished good luck to the cast and crew of the film, which stars Ranbir Kapoor and Katrina Kaif.

"Have been looking forward to the film for so long! Good luck guys," he said.

Disney and Pictureshuru Production's "Jagga Jasoos" is directed by Anurag Basu.
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Friday, 14 July 2017

Raagdesh, my first and best opportunity to learn and act: Dinesh Goel

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Actor #Dinesh_Goel who will mark his Bollywood Debut with Tigmanshu Dhulia’s #RAAGDESH, which is slated to release on 28th July, says that it was his first and the best opportunity to learn and act in Tigmanshu Dhulia’s movie.

He is playing a character of one of the judges from the judge panel, which passes verdict of Red Fort Trials.

Dinesh Goel stated, “I was following Tigmanshu Dhulia from a very long time.  It took me around a year to get an opportunity to act in his movie. I was very much impressed with his last movies ‘Bullett Raja’ & ‘Saheb, Biwi Aur Gangster’. Raagdesh is really my first best opportunity to learn and act in his film.”

Ranbir Kapoor to start Ayan's next from mid-October

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Actor #Ranbir_Kapoor, who is all geared up for his first production venture #Jagga_Jasoos, says that he will start the shooting of Ayan Mukherji's next titled #Dragon from October 15.

Ranbir shared the details about his next films at the special screening of his film "Jagga Jasoos" on Thursday 

"As far as Sanjay Dutt biopic is concerned, I will head to New York on Saturday to shoot there for five days and after coming back here, there is again 10 days of shoot is left. I will also start shooting of Ayan Mukherjee film from October 15," he said.

Ranbir and Ayan have worked together for films like "Wake Up Sid" and "Yeh Jawani Hai Deewani".
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Shah Rukh doesn't need any training: Tiger Shroff

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Superstar #Shah_Rukh_Khan expressed his wish to learn action from #Tiger_Shroff but the "Heropanti" actor says that he doesn't need any training.

When asked about Shah Rukh mentioning that he would like to learn action from Tiger, the "Baaghi" actor said, "Is it true? I myself is a huge fan of Shah Rukh sir but honestly, I think he doesn't need any training."

"If he starts doing action then what actor like us will do. Shah Rukh sir knows action. He is very good himself. I have seen him. He is very energetic person," added Tiger.

He spoke on Thursday during their promotional visit to the set of Kapil Sharma's show for his next film "Munna Michael".

In the film, based on dance and action, Tiger will be seen as a street dancer who is a diehard Michael Jackson fan. 

The movie, releasing on July 21, is directed by Sabbir Khan. The Eros International and Viki Rajani's action-music entertainer also stars debutante Nidhhi Agerwal and Nawazuddin Siddiqui.

Tiger says that both Michael Jackson and Sabbir Khan prompted him to do this film.
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Swimwear trends to look out for

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Experiment with your #swimwear and invest in one-piece swimsuits with D-rings and laces, halter pieces and colourful #bikinis, say experts.

Rosmin Kunnathottathil, co-founder of (online lingerie store) and Naaila Khan, fashion editor at, have listed the latest trends:

* One-piece design: If you feel shy in exposing your whole body, the one-piece swimsuit design is the perfect solution for you. They will cover the large part of women's body and provide a confident look. 

From using D-rings and laces to connect the front and back-end, and incorporating novel wrap designs to hide the midsection, side designed one-piece are a great solution if you want to skip the bikini.

Madonna slams Whitney Houston, Sharon Stone

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Singer #Madonna called late singer #Whitney_Houston and actress #Sharon_Stone "mediocre" in a note.

Madonna appeared to slam Houston and Stone in an alleged handwritten letter, which would be up for auction next week in New York, reports

She wrote the letter in the early 1990s to someone called "J". Radar Online reports that according to the aution house, "J" referred to actor John Enos, whom the "Material girl" singer briefly dated back then. 

In the letter, which was obtained from Darlene Lutz, a long-time personal friend of Madonna's, the diva explained to J why they couldn't be together. 

Salman sings 'Happy Birthday' for Katrina in New York

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Bollywood superstar #Salman_Khan sprang a surprise for #Katrina_Kaif when he sang the "Happy Birthday" song for the actress, who will turn a year older on Sunday.

Katrina and Salman were sharing the stage at the kick-off press conference of the International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) Weekend and Awards here on Thursday evening.

Shahid Kapoor, Alia Bhatt, Anupam Kher, Kriti Sanon, Sushant Singh Rajput and Varun Dhawan too were on the stage and were talking about their IIFA experience one by one.

When it was Salman's chance, he consulted Anupam about when the "date" of the IIFA Awards was. Given his quick wit, Salman then added: "I am very bad with dates... The only date I remember is Katrina's birthday."
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Banderas cosies up to girlfriend at film fest

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Actor #Antonio_Banderas was spotted cosying up to his girlfriend #Nicole_Kempel at the Ischia Film Festival here.

Banderas, who started dating Kempel in 2014, was seen dancing and cuddling up to Kempel as they enjoyed their night out on Wednesday, reports

Dressed in pale blue ripped jeans and a fitted white T-shirt, Banderas wrapped his arms around Kempel from behind as they danced intimately.

In some photographs, the pair can be seen getting cosy as they couldn't keep their hands of each other and kissed throughout the night.

Miley Cyrus doesn't care about 'being cool'

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Singer-actress #Miley_Cyrus says she doesnt think about being cool, and wants to be herself.

"I think I show people that they can be themselves," she told Harper's Bazaar in the magazine's August cover story, reports

George, Amal Clooney 'happier than ever'

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Popular Hollywood couple George and Amal Clooney are "happier than ever" since becoming parents to their twins Ella and Alexander.

According to a source, George and Amal, who welcomed the twins last month, are enjoying parenthood and things are "going great" for the family.

"Everything is going great with the babies. (George and Amal) are happier than they have ever been and really enjoying being parents ... They are truly in love and just want to be with the babies and not do much else," the source told

Virat Kohli on ‘much-needed break' with Anushka Sharma

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Indian cricketer #Virat_Kohli is on a "much-needed break" with #Anushka_Sharma. The actress latest social media posts indicate they are in New York, where the #IIFA Weekend and Awards begins on Thursday.

"Much-needed break with my <3 (heart emoji)," Virat posted on his Instagram page on Wednesday with a photograph featuring him and Anushka in a car. 

While Virat is seen in a casual white T-shirt, Anushka looks smart in an olive top. The eye-catching aspect of the image is their unique eyewear. 

Over the past two days, Anushka has been posting images of New York's streets on her Instagram page. 
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Sonakshi Sinha rings Nasdaq bell in New York

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Indian actress #Sonakshi_Sinha rang the #Nasdaq closing bell here ahead of the Bollywood extravaganza IIFA Weekend and Awards.

Sonakshi looked chic in a deep blue power suit for the occasion. She was accompanied by Sabbas Joseph, Director of Wizcraft International Entertainment, the producers and creators of the International Indian Film Academy (IIFA).

After ringing the bell, the actress posed with the Nasdaq building at Times Square in the backdrop, and a banner that read: "Nasdaq welcomes Sonakshi Sinha Bollywood actress."

Images from the event were shared on Twitter. 

Sonakshi is among a string of Bollywood stars who have already descended here for the 18th edition of the IIFA gala, which will be held here from Thursday to Saturday.

Pick fragrances according to your personality

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Have a hyper personality? Go for woody notes. The introvert ones can pick out #fragrances like Fijian water and cherry blossom, say experts.

Shikhee Agrawal, Head Trainer at The Body Shop, and Rohit Kumar Agrawal, founder at, have listed a guide to help you out: 

* The hyper: For the person who loves meeting new people and a big social gathering makes you feel energised and charged up, then extroverts like you can choose a fragrance that is a mix of spicy and woody notes. 

Typically the perfumes with dominant ingredients such as vanilla, grapefruit and sandalwood would add oomph and enhance the magnetism of your personality.

Loving this new phase in my life: Shreyas Talpade

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Actor-director #Shreyas_Talpade is currently juggling between the shoots of #Golmaal_Again and his directorial debut film #Poster_Boys. He says he is loving the new phase in his life.

While Shreyas shoots for "Golmaal Again" during the day, he is finishing post-production work on "Poster Boys" at night.

"It's hectic, but I am absolutely loving this new phase in my life. Working as an actor during day on one of my favourite franchise ‘Golmaal' and working at night as director on my dream project ‘Poster Boys'," Shreyas said in a statement.

"Golmaal Again", which is the fourth instalment of the "Golmaal" franchise also stars Ajay Devgn, Tabu, Parineeti Chopra, Arshad Warsi, Neil Nitin Mukesh, Kunal Kemmu and Tusshar Kapoor.

Adnan Sami gives first look of daughter

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Singer-composer #Adnan_Sami on Thursday introduced his daughter #Medina_Sami_Khan to the world through a series of photos.

In one image, he can be seen holding the little one, who was born in May. In the other photo, his wife Roya Sami is planting a kiss on Medina's right cheek while Adnan is kissing her tiny feet. There is one solo pic of the baby as well in which she seems to be in her dreamland as she is smiling widely with eyes shut.

Adnan said in a statement: "Roya and I are on cloud nine and feeling blessed beyond words with the arrival of Medina."

Back in May, he had said: "Both Roya and I always wanted a daughter and she is already my lucky charm. I have found a new inspiration for my music through her and she is going to be the centre of my world."

Thursday, 13 July 2017

Cure dark circles in quick, effective way

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#Dark_circles around the eyes are increasingly becoming a common phenomenon with many struggling to get rid of them by applying many home remedies like potato slices or cucumber. But do you know that cold milk and mixture of almond oil can also have quick and effective way in lightening up those areas?

Soma Sarkar, Dermatologist and Director, Skin Inn and Manjiri Puranik, Cosmetic Physician and Director of Instasculpt share some simple home remedies to cure dark circles.

* Place rose water soaked cotton pads over closed eyelids for lighter eyes.

* Prepare a mixture of almond oil and organic honey; apply it under the eyes just before going to sleep.

* Green Tea bags compress is a preferred option as it contains a high amount of antioxidants and tannins, this helps reduce the puffiness and lighten the skin colour.

Celine Dion never afraid to experiment with fashion

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Singer #Celine_Dion says she is not afraid of trying out different types of fashion. She plans her outfits and prefers to choose what resonates on the day.

According to "My heart will go on" hitmaker's stylist Law Roach, all the clothes that Dion can be seen wearing in photographs, belong to her, reports

"The Gucci is very much a new side of her, this experiment with silhouette and embellishment. I can literally bring Celine any silhouette, any colour and she will want to see it on. Some things just don't work, that's the nature of fashion, but she's never afraid to find out. It's never planned, though, we always go with what resonates on the day," Roach said.

Campbell 'secretly dating' tobacco company boss

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Supermodel #Naomi_Campbell has reportedly fallen for millionaire tobacco company boss Louis C. Camilleri.

According to source, though Campbell, 47, is private about her dating life, the pair have set tongues wagging after enjoying a string of dinner dates here, reports

Campbell and the 61-year-old have reportedly been working to keep their romance secret -- utilising private jets to meet up.

"Naomi and Louis have been secretly dating for weeks. They're all over each other when they're out," the source told The Sun newspaper.

Rita Ora has crush on Prince Harry

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#Prince_Harry, who is in a relationship with American actress Meghan Markle, is on top of singer-actress #Rita_Ora's dating list.

During a game, she admitted she would swipe on Tinder for Prince Harry, reports

She said:"Prince Harry, yes, yes, yes, yes, yes, with no shame in my game." 

Ora was previously questioned if his relationship with Markle was the real deal.

She said:""I still don't know if I believe (that they're in a relationship)."

Cheryl offered 500,000 pounds for 'The X Factor' return

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Singer #Cheryl, who left "The X Factor" in 2016 after announcing plans to work on her music career, has reportedly been offered 500,000 pounds to return on the popular talent reality show.

According to a source, the show's creator Simon Cowell is offering her amount to Cheryl for just two days work, reports

Cheryl, 34, has been out of the spotlight since giving birth to her first child Bear in March. 

"Simon wants to pull out all the stops for this year's show, and bagging Cheryl's long-awaited return to telly would be one of his top wishes," the source told heat magazine.

The source further revealed that the makers are also looking to involve Cheryl's boyfriend Liam Payne.

Indians prefer Bali, Krabi as monsoon getaway destination

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When it comes to international destination, #Bali and #Krabi find top spot in the list for Indian travellers, say experts.

In India, they prefer to go to Havelock and Kasol. 

Experts at online travel companies MakeMyTrip, Gofro and Abhijit Mishra, Country Director India at KAYAK, have listed out the trends catching up this year during the rainy season.

* 27 per cent more trips are being made by Indians this monsoon compared to last year. This year 60 per cent more Indians are or have travelled to international destinations during monsoon.

* Top leisure destinations during this period are Goa, Manali, Mysore, Ooty, Shimla, Munnar, Kochi, Mahabaleshwar and Nainital while Havelock, Kasol, Neemrana, Silvassa and Lansdowne are few fastest growing destination this season.

Everybody should make money, not just producers: Ranbir Kapoor

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Bollywood actor #Ranbir_Kapoor, whose debut production #Jagga_Jasoos is releasing on this Friday, says that everybody should make money and not just the producers.

The actor, who was present at a promotional event on Wednesday, was asked about his take on superstar Salman Khan, compensating for the loss to the distributors due to his last release "Tubelight". 

"It's been going on for years. My grandfather was a producer from 1950 and I think this home style of making films -- where everybody makes money not just the producer, the distributor and exhibitors -- is a very healthy exercise. It's very good to compensate when somebody loses money on something where you have kind of made money. But of course it depends from person to person and from film to film," the "Rockstar" actor said.
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Make your home look lively during rainy season

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Replace thick curtains and bring the plants indoors. Liven up your home by adding more colours to your furniture and bedding, say experts.

Shivani Kankaria, Interior Designer at, and Interior Designer Kavya Puranik have rolled out ideas that could be incorporated in your home during monsoon.

* Roll up and put away those thick carpets and rugs. Damp carpets stink and it's going to be a while before the sun comes out. Same applied for curtains and drapery. Replace thick curtains with light, quick-dry ones.

* Since you're likely to be spending a lot of time indoors, freshen up the air with indoor fragrances. From the traditional dhoop and smoke-free incense to reed sticks soaked in essential oils, there are many options available today.

Don't have a godfather here, says Yami Gautam

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Model turned actress #Yami_Gautam, who has been presented with the Indian Chamber of Commerce women's achievement award on Wednesday, says it was a matter of pride for her as she has no godfather.

Asked about her feeling on receiving this felicitation, Yami said, "I had the privilege to understand how challenging it is to make it in our respective fields. And this award does give me a sense of pride for making it on my own as I do not have a godfather here and I am not from Mumbai."

The "Sanam Re" actress also said that she has just begun her acting career and has a long way to go.

"This feels a little different. To be felicitated here by Indian Chamber of Commerce is a very big deal. There is a lot more to do as I have just begun my journey. Honour like this gives a lot of encouragement, to work harder and achieve more," she said.

Depression affects boys' and girls' brains differently

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#Depression affects girls and boys differently as the mental disorder has different effects on the activity in certain brain regions, a study has found, suggesting that sex-specific treatments could be beneficial for such teenagers.

The findings showed that by 15 years of age, girls are twice as likely to suffer from depression as boys because of body image issues, hormonal fluctuations and genetic factors, where girls are more at risk of inheriting depression. 

However, differences between the sexes do not just involve the risk of experiencing depression, but also how the disorder manifests and its consequences, the researchers said.

"Men are more liable to suffer from persistent depression, whereas in women depression tends to be more episodic," said Jie-Yu Chuang, a researcher at the University of Cambridge.

Wednesday, 12 July 2017

Hollywood is caveman-like: Charlize Theron

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Actress #Charlize_Theron says Hollywood is "caveman-like" for not allowing women to helm big-budget movies.

"I am ashamed that I'm part of an industry that has never allowed a woman to work with a budget higher than what the budget has been on ‘Wonder Woman.' That's so f***ing caveman-like," quoted Theron as saying. 

She added: "I am always hoping that this is the movie that's going to change it and keep it for us."
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GoT cast might get inked for final season: Coster-Waldau

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Actor Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, who stars as Jaime Lannister in #GameofThrones, says its cast might get tattoos to celebrate the end of the series.

In an interview to Haute Living magazine, the 46-year-old actor discussed "Game of Thrones", and admitted that he didn't think the series would be such a success, reports 

"Kit Harrington suggested that all who survive from the original cast should get tattoos," Coster-Waldau said referring to the actor who plays Jon Snow.

"I'm sure some will get them - I know Maisie Williams (Arya Stark) and Sophie Turner (Sansa Stark) already have matching tattoos from the day they got the job," he added.

Katie Price finds her kids 'dirty'

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TV personality and glamour model #Katie_Price says her five children are filthy and feral.

"My kids are dirty, they're feral, they're happy and they enjoy life," Price said in the latest issue of Now magazine, taking aim at the judgmental mothers who criticise her Instagram shots, reports

"I do not give a s**t what anybody says about my mothering skills. If anyone wants to complain about how I raise my kids, then they need to get a life."

Price is mother to Harvey, 15, Junior, 12, Princess Tiaamii, 10, Jett, 3, and Bunny, 2.

Why Ranbir finds it 'challenging' to work with Anurag Basu

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Actor #Ranbir_Kapoor, who has collaborated with Anurag Basu for the second time for #JaggaJasoos after "Barfi!", says the challenging part about working with the filmmaker is the patience and the time it takes.

"Working with Anurag Basu, the challenging part is not acting, the challenging part is the patience and the time that it takes. Also, you have to understand that he is such a visual director so that he builds your performance visually, through his shots over a period of time," Ranbir said in a statement.

"Jagga Jasoos" features Ranbir and actress Katrina Kaif as Jagga and Shruti, who are on an adventure hunt for Jagga's father. The film showcases Ranbir as a school boy who is estranged from his father. 
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Was quite nervous to do intimate scenes: Nawazuddin Siddiqui

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Bollywood actor #Nawazuddin_Siddiqui, who has shot for lovemaking scenes for the first time in his upcoming film #BabumoshaiBandookbaaz, says he was very conscious and nervous during the filming.

The National Award-winning actor was present on Tuesday at the trailer launch of the film with the cast and director of the movie.

Asked about his experience of doing intimate scenes onscreen, Nawazuddin told the media here: "Yes, I have done intimate scenes for the first time, so I was quite nervous to do such scenes. You feel good and nervous at the same time... It's not that fun when you are doing a scene... You focus on the scene and not on other things."
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Monsoon snacking recipes

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Dont just stick to tea and #pakoras when the rain clouds gather. Add variety to your monsoon snack list, say experts.

Noah Barnes, Executive Chef at The Hungry Monkey, Naresh Guglani, Corporate Chef at Del Monte, and Neeraj Balasubramanian, Executive Chef at The Park, Visakhapatnam, suggest some snacking ideas.

* Tomato and cheese bruschetta: Place sliced bread on a baking tray, drizzle extra virgin olive oil, chopped garlic and any dried spice available in the kitchen cabinet, bake till golden brown. Top with chopped tomatoes, cheese and chopped basil.

Faith makes you brave: Shah Rukh Khan

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Superstar #Shah_Rukh_Khan, who has condemned the Amarnath terror attack, believes that faith makes a person brave.

"Saw pilgrims determined to continue yatra inspite of the dastardly attack. Faith makes you brave and will always win over cowardice and terrorism," SRK tweeted on Tuesday. 

On Monday night, seven pilgrims -- six women, one man -- were killed and 19 others injured when militants attacked an unescorted bus at Khanabal in Anantnag district on the Srinagar-Jammu highway. 

On the acting front, Shah Rukh is currently busy promoting his forthcoming film "Jab Harry Met Sejal". Directed by Imtiaz Ali, the film also stars actress Anushka Sharma. 
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Ileana did a lot of action in 'Mubarakan': Arjun Kapoor

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Actor #Arjun_Kapoor, who will be seen in Anees Bazmee's upcoming directorial #Mubarakan, says actress Ileana D'Cruz has done a lot of action in the film.

Arjun, who will be seen in a double role in "Mubarakan", says that "Ileana has hit me in every scene".

"Ileana is somebody I enjoyed working with because primarily there's a comfort knowing that she has done comedy before, so the banter that we have managed to create as our characters would keep having small fights in our love story," the actor said in a statement.

Arjun will be portraying a double role in the film -- one as the urban guy Karan and the other as a simple, naive turbaned Charan.
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'Beparwah' my most challenging song: Tiger Shroff

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Actor #Tiger_Shroff says the song #Beparwah from his movie #MunnaMichael was his most challenging.

Tiger on Tuesday morning shared a glimpse of the song, which will be out on Wednesday.

The 27-year-old actor said in the video: "This was very challenging for me. It's my biggest song till date. After every shot and take, I felt ike puking because I used to put so much of eeforts in the shots. I couldn't see anything in front of me... But I was just dancing like a mad man because of all the light."

The "Baaghi" star is hoping that the audience appreciates his hard work in the song.
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Monday, 10 July 2017

Looking forward to work with Tigmanshu Dhulia in future as well: Dinesh Goel

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Television and theatre actor #Dinesh_Goel who is making his Bollywood debut with #Tigmanshu_Dhulia’s upcoming film #Raagdesh says he will be looking forward to work with Tigmanshu Dhulia in future as well.

Talking about story-line of Raagdesh, Dinesh told media in an exclusive interview, “Raagdesh, shows a certain period of Subash Chandra Bose’s life and is based on red fort trials. Everyone is aware of Subash Chandra Bose life but a very few know about INA (Indian National Army) that fought against British rule in India.”

The Indian National Army was an armed force formed by Indian nationalists in 1942 in Southeast Asia during World War II. Its aim was to secure Indian independence from British rule. INA was revived under the leadership of Subhash Chandra Bose after his arrival in Southeast Asia in 1943.

'Pari' to release on February 9 next year

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Actress #Anushka_Sharma's upcoming paranormal thriller #Pari will hit the screens worldwide on February 9, 2018, she revealed on Monday.

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

Sharing a new poster of the film, Anushka tweeted the release date on Monday.

On signing the film, Anushka had said in a statement: "'Pari' is a great script, and I have complete faith in the vision of the director as well as this collaboration with KriArj Entertainment."

Last month, she released the first look poster of the film in which she looked totally unrecognisable.
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Ella Eyre rarely washes hair

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Singer #Ella_Eyre washes her hair once in two weeks.

The 23-year-old says her hair takes a lot of work, and if she doesn't have a professional blow dry, her thick hair takes two whole days to dry so, she tries to keep handling them to a minimum, reports

"My hair is so much work. The finished look is fantastic, but if I wash it and don't have it blow-dried, it will take two days to dry," Eyre told HELLO! Magazine.

"So I wash it once every two weeks, which I can get away with because it's dry and curly and then I have it tonged.

Maisie Williams blasts sexualisation of young actresses

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Actress #Maisie_Williams has blasted the sexualisation of young actresses in Hollywood, and says she feels relieved that it hasn't happened to her.

The "Game of Thrones" actress says it is unfair that teen stars are "forced to play characters who are a lot more mature" and she feels lucky that this hasn't happened to her, reports

"I have been really lucky. In that I play characters who aren't necessarily the eye candy. It's hard for young actresses who still feel like scrappy teenagers but are sort of forced to play characters who are a lot more mature, because, you know, 'young sexy woman' really sells in Hollywood," Williams told Sunday Times Style magazine.

Williams landed her role of Arya Stark on the hit TV show "Game of Thrones" when she was just 12 and says she was a lot more fearless at that age than she is now at 20.

"At 12, I was fearless and didn't care so, I really enjoyed it. But then, as each season passed, the pressure built and it became a little destructive. Everyone goes through that dip in confidence. That also came with puberty. It all fizzled out a bit, and I lost my confidence and now I'm slowly starting to get it back again.

"But the first two years were weird. I was having the time of my life, but I look back and I think I wasn't really very happy because I didn't have many friends. I had left school and I was working a lot and it was a strange time. 

Amy Lee hates awards shows

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Singer #Amy_Lee says she will go to a ceremony if she has been nominated, but she thinks stars who just go to show off like a "pony" are trying to attract attention for the wrong reasons.

"I get invited to award shows so much and people are like, 'Oh my God, you don't want to go! Why Not!' But it's a lot of pressure and I just feel like it puts a lot of pressure on the wrong thing, they're like 'What are you wearing'. I just don't care about that stuff. I care because I want people to see and hear our music," Lee told BANG Showbiz, reports

She added: "It's cool if you're being nominated for an award, it's exciting, but to go just to do the dog and pony show, it's not my thing."

The 35-year-old singer also penned the song called "Speak to me" for "Game of Thrones" star Emilia Clarke's upcoming thriller "Voice from the Stone", but it has taken the "Everybody's Fool" hitmaker a long time to get her work noticed and she has had a lot of her work rejected.