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Hansal Mehta marries Safeena Husain in ‘impromptu and unplanned’ ceremony

Filmmaker Hansal Mehta on Wednesday said he has tied the knot with longtime partner Safeena Husain in an intimate ceremony in San Francisco, US. The 54-year-old filmmaker, known for films such as “Shahid”, “Aligarh”, “Omerta” (2018) and series Scam 1992 , shared the news of his marriage to Husain on his social media handles. “So after 17 years, two children, watching our sons growing up and chasing our respective dreams we decided to get hitched. As always in life this was also impromptu and unplanned. “Our vows however were truthful…

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Didn’t mean to start any riot, debate: Kichcha Sudeep on language row

South star Kichcha Sudeep has said he had no intention to spark a debate with his comments on Hindi as he praised Prime Minister Narendra Modi for calling Indian languages the soul of ‘Bharatiyata’. Last month, Sudeep was involved in a Twitter exchange with Bollywood star Ajay Devgn over his remarks that Hindi is “no more our national language” which later snowballed into a larger debate about Hindi imposition vs preserving India’s linguistic diversity. On Friday, during his virtual address to BJP office-bearers, PM Modi said the party considers all…

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Daler Mehndi, Kalapini Komkali to perform at Bhakti Sangeet Festival

Popular singer Daler Mehndi, classical vocalist Kalapini Komkali and noted Sufi exponent Madan Gopal Singh are among the nine artistes set to perform at the upcoming ‘Bhakti Sangeet Festival’ starting Friday. The three-day festival, organised by Sahitya Kala Parishad and Delhi government’s Department of Art, Culture and Languages, will bring together renowned singers to “celebrate the plurality of faith and expressions in devotional music”. “I believe Bhakti music has the power to transform people’s lives and help them find peace and contentment in today’s stressful times. This music festival has…

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Priyanka, Nick name their baby Malti Marie Chopra Jonas

Actor Priyanka Chopra Jonas and her pop star husband Nick Jonas have reportedly named their daughter Malti Marie Chopra Jonas. In January this year, the couple announced via social media that they have become parents to their first child via surrogacy. American entertainment website TMZ, which has obtained the birth certificate of the baby, said the couple’s daughter is named Malti Marie Chopra Jonas. She was born just after 8 PM on January 15 at a hospital in San Diego. Chopra Jonas, 39, tied the knot with the 29-year-old American…

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B’wood filmmakers haven’t attempted to release pan India films: Ajay Devgn on south vs north cinema

Commenting on the rising popularity of south films in the Bollywood-ruled north India, superstar Ajay Devgn on Monday said the reason behind the success of the non-Hindi movies here is the pan India promotional strategy. When asked that southern audiences are yet to warm up to the films from the north, Devgn said, “It’s nothing like that.” The 53-year-old actor-director, who recently featured in a pivotal role in the pan India blockbuster “RRR”, said filmmakers from the south plan the script of their films to reach out to audiences beyond…

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Want to break the trend, do something different, challenge myself: Shahid Kapoor on his OTT debut

Bollywood star Shahid Kapoor, who is set to make his digital debut with a series by The Family Man creators Raj Nidimoru and Krishna DK, says he wanted to challenge himself as an actor with his foray in streaming. Dubbed as a quirky crime drama series, the show is created and written by Nidimoru and DK for Prime Video. It is co-written by Sita R Menon, Suman Kumar and Hussain Dalal. “The choice to go on to the OTT platform was to break the trend, was to do something different…

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Audience loves larger-than-life characters, says Sanjay Dutt

Sanjay Dutt’s most memorable performances are the ones where he has played morally complex characters, and looking back, the actor says it was his 1993 movie “Khal Nayak” that helped him step out of his comfort zone and take on larger-than-life characters. Dutt made a spectacular entry in Hindi cinema with 1981 film “Rocky” and later headlined films such as “Vidhaata”, “Imaandaar”, “Jeete Hain Shaan Se”, “Ilaaka”, “Taaqatwar” and “Thaanedar”. But playing Ballu in Subhash Ghai’s super hit “Khal Nayak” gave him an opportunity to experiment with his choices, instead…

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Amitabh Bachchan to revive meet-and-greet with fans 2 years after suspending due to COVID

Megastar Amitabh Bachchan on Monday teased that he is planning to restart his routine Sunday meet-and-greet with his fans as COVID-19 restrictions have been lifted in Maharashtra. Bachchan, who used to meet-and-greet his fans every Sunday at his house Jalsa in Juhu, had called off the weekly activity in March 2020 due to the pandemic, putting an end to a 38-year-old tradition. Now that the Maharashtra government has lifted all pandemic-related restrictions, including the mandatory wearing of masks, the 79-year-old actor said the fan activity might resume. “Alright .. the…

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Rashmika Mandanna boards Ranbir Kapoor’s ‘Animal’

Actor Rashmika Mandanna has joined Ranbir Kapoor-starrer Animal , the makers announced on Saturday. The Hindi-language crime drama is directed by Sandeep Reddy Vanga of Kabir Singh fame and backed by T-Series. T-series announced Mandanna’s casting on its official Twitter account. On the auspicious occasion of Ugadi & Gudi Padwa, we welcome @iamRashmika to the team of #Animal! Shooting begins this summer, the tweet read. Mandanna, who works primarily in Kannada and Telugu films, is best known for her performances in movies such as Geetha Govindam , Devadas , Yajamana…

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Randhir Kapoor in early stage of dementia, asked where is Rishi Kapoor: Ranbir Kapoor

Veteran actor Randhir Kapoor is in the early stage of dementia, his nephew actor Ranbir Kapoor has revealed. According to Ranbir, the 75-year-old actor recently saw “Sharmaji Namkeen”, which marks the last screen appearance of his younger brother, actor Rishi Kapoor. Rishi passed away at the age of 67 in April 2020 after a two-year long battle with leukemia. In an interview with NDTV, Ranbir said when Randhir saw the film, his instant reaction was to call Rishi. “I remember when my entire family saw it, my father’s elder brother,…

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