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Udit Narayan launches YouTube channel to mark 40 yrs in Bollywood

Bollywood runs on nepotism, says musician Ranjit Barot

Roopa Ganguly on nepotism post Sushant death: Won't watch films of certain people after this

OTT wants first strike: Bad news for cinema

Dharmendra sad to see the condition of his favourite theatre in Ludhiana

Juhi Chawla: Saroj Khan would make her heroines look and perform like queens

Amazon Prime Video app arrives on Windows 10 devices in India

'Kabir Singh' actress Geetika Mehandru joins 'Choti Sarrdaarni'

Vaani Kapoor cast opposite Akshay Kumar in 'Bellbottom'

ZEE5 announces TikTok rival HiPi for Indian users

AR Rahman is extremely supportive of youngsters: Nakul Abhyankar

Is Urvashi Rautela's new film inspired by Emma Stone's 'Easy A'?

Taapsee Pannu complains about high electricity bill during lockdown

Covid positive Bollywood model-actor Ishika shares her 'suicidal trend'

Ammy Virk, Sargun Mehta announce their new film 'Saunkan Saunkne'

'Bhabiji Ghar Par Hai' actors resume shooting

Diana Penty: Pandemic has taught me to value life

Sunny Deol: Every producer initially rejected 'Ghayal'

Roopa Ganguly demands CBI probe into Sushant Singh Rajput's death

4 arrested for threatening South Indian actress Shamna Kasim

Nepotism Kills? No Way


Since the demise of young and promising actor, Sushant Singh Rajput, nepotism is one word that is much in currency. Does nepotism really exist in the film industry? And if it does, can it make or mar a career? Can nepotism lead a person to end his life?

'Gulabo Sitabo': Satire served with Lakhnavi wit

"Gulabo Sitabo" (streaming on Amazon Prime); Cast: Amitabh Bachchan, Ayushmann Khurrana, Vijay Raaz, Brijendra Kala, Srishti Shrivastava, Farrukh Jafar; Direction: Shoojit Sircar; Rating: * * * (three stars)

 

First thing, "Gulabo Sitabo" is positioned as a comedy but the film would not fulfil definition of the genre in the traditional Bollywood sense. This is not first day-first show LOL stuff, and it would seem a prudent move to launch this refined whiff on OTT.

Disney to reopen California theme parks next month


Los Angeles, J Disney theme parks in Anaheim, California, will begin a phased reopening from July after being closed nearly three months due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the company said.

The Disneyland Resort, which is home to two theme parks -- Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure Park, will reopen on July 17, pending state and local government approvals, Xinhua news agency quoted the company as saying in a statement on Wednesday.

Kolkata's Tollywood industry to resume shooting from Thursday

Kolkata,  The uncertainty over film and television shooting in Kolkata's Tollywood industry finally came to an end on Wednesday as members of the artists' forum and producers guild jointly decided to resume operations adhering to the necessary Covid-19 guidelines.

The deadlock was resolved after a long meeting with West Bengal minister Arup Biswas who intervened and held a series of meetings with industry people.

Mandana Karimi: Post COVID-19, intimate scenes on screen will change

Mumbai,  Model-turned-actress Mandana Karimi, who plays the female protagonist in the upcoming web series "The Casino", says shooting of intimate scenes post COVID-19 will change keeping social distancing in mind. However, she adds that such practice has been happening on Iranian films for ages.

Ammy Virk: Had a childhood dream to represent India in Army or sport


New Delhi, Looking back at his childhood, popular Punjabi singer-actor Ammy Virk recalled how he always thought of representing India as a part of the Army or in a sport. Although his childhood dream was never fulfilled, Ammy got a chance to somewhat realise both his dreams in reel life.

Ammy is all set to make his Bollywood debut in Kabir Khan's "83", where he plays fast bowler Balwinder Sandhu, who was part of the Indian team that won the first-ever cricket World Cup for the country in 1983.

Then, in Abhishek Dudhaiya's patriotic drama "Bhuj: The Pride Of India", he plays the role of a Flight Officer. The film is set against the backdrop of the 1971 Indo-Pak war.

Mahima Chaudhry opens up on her horrific accident


Mumbai,  Actress Mahima Chaudhry has opened up on the horrific accident she suffered years ago that left her shattered mentally, and fighting for her life.

"Then, I was working for Ajay Devgn and Kajol's home production film ‘Dil Kya Kare' with Prakash Jha. During that, in Bengaluru, while on my way to the studio, I had a massive accident where a truck hit my car, and the glass of my car went into my face mostly," Mahima said in an exclusive interview to pinkvilla.com.

Esha Gupta fascinated by 'independent strong women' on screen

Mumbai, Actress Esha Gupta is fascinated by on-screen characters that are "independent strong women" because she claims she is just that way in real life.

"What do Black Widow, Captain Marvel and I have in common? We are all independent strong women, that's why their characters have always fascinated me," she said.

Asha Bhosle: Lata didi and I rarely discuss music


New Delhi,  Lata Mangeshkar and Asha Bhosle have unanimously been deemed melody queens of India for decades, but Asha surprises you when she says music is normally not the preferred topic of discussion between the sisters.

Books have been written on the two legendary singers, so would Asha want things taken to the next level and have someone make a biopic about them?

'Gulabo Sitabo' my original work, claims Juhi Chaturvedi



Mumbai, A day after she was accused of plagiarising the story idea of "Gulabo Sitabo", scriptwriter Juhi Chaturvedi has claimed that the film is her original work and her "conscience is clear".

"My conscience is clear, and so are the facts in this matter. ‘Gulabo Sitabo' is my original work and I am proud of it. I shared the idea with the director (Shoojit Sircar) and lead actor (Amitabh Bachchan) of the film in early 2017. I subsequently registered the concept note for the film in May 2018," Chaturvedi said.

Sonakshi Sinha reveals how she deals with trolls



Mumbai,  Sonakshi Sinha has revealed how she deals with trolls, during a Twitter interactive session with fans on Saturday evening.

The subject came up when, during the #SonaSays session, a user quizzed about the background picture on Sonakshi's Twitter profile, where the actress can be seen standing with her eyes closed and fingers in her ears, in a T-shirt reads "I am listening".

Is this why Big B-starrer 'Shoebite' never released?


Mumbai,  While several posts have been floating around for quite some time speculating why Shoojit Sircars Amitabh Bachchan-starrer "Shoebite" never released till date, the films original producer Shailendra Singh has come out and revealed what he claims is the real the reason. Singh also says he is ready to buy his film back and release it because it "deserves to see the light of day".

Mika Singh video featuring Priya Banerjee to release after 3 years


Mumbai,  A music video actress Priya Banerjee had shot for singer Mika Singh a few years ago will see the light of day during the ongoing lockdown.

"I am looking forward to this music video that I had shot almost three years ago with Mika. I heard the song when he approached me with it and fell in love with the song, but it never came out. I guess he finally has the time to release the song during lockdown, so he's decided to name it 'Lockdown' as well," said Priya.

Sushmita Sen: 'Aarya' represents strength, vulnerability in world run by men

Mumbai,  Actress Sushmita Sen has promised an "incredible" comeback with her upcoming web series "Aarya", and says it narrates the story of a mother who is willing to go to any length to protect her children.

The trailer of the show was released on Friday, sharing a glimpse into a tale of family, love, crime and redemption. Sushmita plays the protagonist Aarya.

Shaan: Basu Chatterjee was a listener than a speaker

(Playback singer Shaans father Manas Mukherjee was a music director who collaborated with the late filmmaker Basu Chatterjee on the 1984 film "Lakhon Ki Baat", starring Sanjeev Kumar, Farooq Shaikh and Anita Raj. Shaan, then around 12, recalls his boyhood memories of the "man with white hair")

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Bollywood mourns the demise of Basu Chatterjee


Mumbai,  Bollywood took to social media all through Thursday to mourn the demise of filmmaker Basu Chatterjee.

Amitabh Bachchan, who starred in Chatterjee's 1979 release "Manzil", tweeted: "Prayers and Condolences on the passing of Basu Chatterjee .. a quiet, soft spoken, gentle human .. his films reflected the lives of middle India .. did 'MANZIL' with him .. a sad loss ... in these climes often remembered for 'rim jhim gire saawan'."

Lata Mangeshkar, who sang several popular numbers in Basu Chatterjee films, tweeted: "Mujhe abhi pata chala, Choti Si Baat, Baaton Baaton Mein, Rajnigandha 

Rakul Preet Singh is a happy vegan

Mumbai,  Actress Rakul Preet Singh says she has been feeling way more lighter since she turned vegan earlier this year.

"It was a very conscious decision (to go vegan) when I heard about the damage that the environment is going through, the number of animals that are killed, the chicken that's bred doesn't ever run in open fields. They grow up with a lot of trauma, they grow up with a lot of fear and I think that comes in the meat also that you think is high in protein and that you consume," she said.

Working with Vidya Balan like realising beautiful dream: Adi Chugh



London, London-based actor Adi Chugh features in the upcoming Vidya Balan-starrer "Shakuntala Devi", and he says watching her perform was like attending an acting masterclass.

In the movie, Vidya plays math genius Shakuntala Devi and Adi will be seen as Kartar, her friend.

Elli AvrRam turns into 'beetroot ki dukaan'


Mumbai,  Elli AvrRam has turned herself into "beetroot ki dukaan" and she looks unrecognisable!

The actress took to Instagram on Saturday and shared a few photos where she has a beetroot pack applied all over her body.

"Beetroot ki dukan. For the love of beetroot...Usha's (my girl at home) idea...Mam pura body mein lagate hai! ...So we started with the face and later on said what the heck let's put it all over!!! Later on she called me an Alien...I like that she's ‘aware' lolol," captioned the actress.

Mona Singh: 'Kehne Ko Humsafar Hain 3' is 'super real, dark, toxic'


Mumbai Actress Mona Singh says the upcoming third season of her web show "Kehne Ko Humsafar Hain" is going to be "super real, dark and toxic".

Mona's character Ananya had quite a journey -- as a lover, wife and mother.

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