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Here’s What Mahesh Bhatt Named Ankit Tiwari’s Daughter

‘Sun raha hai na tu’ fame Ankit Tiwari is over the moon to be blessed with a daughter, who has been named Arya by filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt. Bhatt holds a special place in Ankit’s life.

“Bhatt saab gave me a break and introduced me to this industry. Whatever I am today is because of him. And for my daughter, I wanted the same. After her arrival, I wanted her to seek Bhatt saab’s blessings.

“So I shared the news of my daughter’s birth with him and asked him to suggest a few names for her. He suggested two or three names in which Arya was one of them. Arya means Goddess and for me my daughter is like a Goddess only,” an overjoyed Ankit told IANS over phone from Mumbai.

New ‘Uri’ Teaser: Yami Shows Us What A Surgical Strike Is

The makers of Uri: The Surgical Strike have released a new promo for the film featuring Yami Gautam and Vicky Kaushal. The promo has a meta feel to it, where Yami as herself is seen talking to the press about Uri, and then gives them a surprise. Take a look.

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Sushant Singh Rajput and Jacqueline Fernandez’s ‘Drive’ Gets a Release Date

Sushant Singh Rajput and Jacqueline Fernandez’s Drive will release on 28 June. Directed by Tarun Masukhani, the film is being produced by Dharma Productions and Fox Star Studios.

Sonam Arora to Portray Tomboy in ‘Gandii Baat 2’

Actress Sonam Arora will be seen playing a tomboy in an episode of web series Gandii Baat 2. She says while the role was challenging, it was the bold content of the show which attracted her.

ALTBalaji’s Gandii Baat 2 will begin streaming on January 7.

Sonam loved the entire process — right from her look test to dubbing — for the character that she plays.

“Roop, the character that I play, is a complete tomboy. Right from the way she dresses, talks, her body language. This role for me was a challenging one as I played someone totally different to my true personality,” she said in a statement.

“Till my look test for Roop, I simply didn’t know the intricacies of the part that I was playing. What excited me was knowing the type of bold and erotic content that a show like Gandii Baat was famous for. All I can say is that Roop is just like her name, one with many sides to her. Season 1 was a colossal hit and I hope season 2 touches new heights,” added Sonam, who was also seen in the film Satyamev Jayate.

Cinema, Politics Can’t Be Separated: Anupam Kher

National Award winning actor Anupam Kher, who essays the character of former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh in “The Accidental Prime Minister”, says cinema and politics cannot be separated since one reflects the other.

The film, even before its release, has grabbed a lot of eyeballs and faced criticism for the projection of its central character and for being timed to hit the screens before the 2019 general elections.

Anupam told IANS: “Look, when the audience is going to the theatre to watch a film, they are regular cine-goers and movie lovers. They are not entering the hall as a voter.

“But yes, when they come out, the film might linger in their mind. But then, cinema and politics cannot be separated, because they are a reflection of each other.”

Farhan Akhtar and Shibani Dandekar to Tie the Knot Soon?

That’s the buzz. According to media reports, Farhan Akhtar and Shibani Dandekar, who have made their relationship official, are ready to take it to the next level. The couple, who spent Christmas and New Year together, is reportedly planning to tie the knot soon.

Netflix Urges People to Stop Taking #BirdBoxChallenge

Netflix has urged “Bird Box” fans not to do #BirdboxChallenge due to safety concerns.

In December, the global streaming platform’s popular movie “Bird Box” captured audiences and sparked debates amongst its 45 million viewers during the first week of release.

Since then, the film, starring actress Sandra Bullock, has given rise to the dangerous internet “challenge”, and Netflix is urging fans of the movie not to participate, reports

People have been uploading and sharing videos of themselves, wandering around blindfolded, doing the #BirdboxChallenge, which is inspired by scenes depicted in the movie, reports IANS.

In the film, Bullock (Melanie) and two children (Boy and Girl) navigate a post-apocalyptic world while blindfolded to avoid seeing an ominous figure. In “Bird Box,” seeing the mysterious monster has deadly consequences.

Sreesanth to Star in Pooja Bhatt’s ‘Cabaret’

After Bigg Boss 12, Sreesanth has been signed for Pooja Bhatt’s upcoming film Cabaret, which stars Richa Chadha in the lead role. The film will be released on the digital entertainment platform Zee 5.

Ajay Devgn Shares First Look of Tabu Starrer ‘De De Pyaar De’

It looks like Ajay Devgn is set to have an eventful year. As 2019 kicked in, the actor-producer shared the first look of his two big projects – the period historical – Tanaaji and De De Pyaar De – a romantic comedy featuring Tabu and Rakul Preet Singh.

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Hiten Tejwani to Play ACP in Digital Web Show

Actor Hiten Tejwani, popular for his work in TV shows like “Kutumb” and “Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi”, will be seen as an ACP in a murder mystery web show titled “The Investigation”.

“The Investigation” will explore the journey of a Mumbai Crime Branch officer, with Leena Jumani playing Hiten’s wife.

“The show exposes a murder mystery and revolves around my role. The several twists and turns in the plot interested me to be a part of the crime thriller and it was a different and enjoyable experience shooting for this short-format content,” Hiten said in a statement, reports IANS.

Kim Kardashian, Kanye West Expecting Fourth Child

Kim Kardashian and Kanye West are set to welcome their fourth child, via surrogate.

People magazine has confirmed the news.

The couple’s third child, daughter Chicago turns one this month, was also born through surrogacy.

Citing multiple sources, Us Weekly claimed the fourth child is a boy, who is due in “very early May”.

Kardashian, 38, has been vocal about expanding her family and her difficulties in past pregnancies, reports PTI.

Bob Einstein of Super Dave and “Curb” Fame Dies at 76

Bob Einstein, the veteran comedy writer and performer known for “The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour,” ‘Curb Your Enthusiasm” and his spoof daredevil character Super Dave Osborne, has died, according to his brother, filmmaker Albert Brooks. Einstein was 76.

Einstein will be “missed forever,” Brooks said in a post Wednesday on his verified Twitter account.

“R.I.P. My dear brother Bob Einstein. A great brother, father and husband. A brilliantly funny man,” tweeted Brooks, 71.

Details of Einstein’s death were not immediately available, reports PTI.

New Poster For ‘The Accidental Prime Minister’

The makers of The Accidental Prime Minister have shared a new poster ahead of the film’s release on 11 January. Check it out.

The film is based on the book of the same name by Sanjaya Baru. It has been directed by Vijay Ratnakar Gutte and stars Anupam Kher and Akshaye Khanna.

Actor-Writer Kader Khan to be Buried in a Canadian Cemetry

Veteran actor-writer Kader Khan, who died on New Year’s eve will be buried on 3 January at a cemetery in Canada, his son Sarfaraz said. Kader Khan died after a prolonged illness at a hospital in Canada. He was 81. “The last rites will be performed here in Canada as we have our entire family here. He (Kader Khan) is going to be buried at approximately 2:30 pm as per Canadian time at Meadowvale cemetery,” Sarfaraz told PTI.

Kader Khan was reportedly suffering from progressive supranuclear palsy, a degenerative disease that causes loss of balance, difficulty in walking and dementia. Born in Kabul, Kader Khan’s family migrated to Mumbai when he was a year old.

(Source: PTI)

It’s a Dance Film for Varun Dhawan after Kalank

After the multi-starrer period drama Kalank featuring an ensemble cast including Sanjay Dutt, Alia Bhatt, Sonakshi Sinha and Aditya Roy Kapur, Varun Dhawan’s next is reportedly set to be a musical dance film.

“It chronicles the journey of the underdogs who go on to defeat the champions. While Varun leads the Indian contigent, the makers are in talks with international dancer to come on board as his competitor,” a source told Mumbai Mirror.

Accidental Prime Minister: Case Filed Against Anupam Kher in Bihar

A case has been filed against actor Anupam Kher and others associated with upcoming film ‘Accidental Prime Minister’ in a Bihar court on Wednesday for damaging the image of some top people.

Lawyer Sudhir Kumar Ojha filed the case in Muzaffarpur’s Chief Judicial Magistrate (CJM) court. The court has admitted the case and fixed January 8 to hear the case in Sub Divisional Judicial Magistrate court.

Ojha in his petition complained that Anupam Kher and Akshay Khanna, who have played the role of former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and his press advisor Sanjaya Baru in the film, have damaged the image of both of them. “It hurt me and many others,” he said.

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Shah Rukh Khan to Start Work on Next Film

After his late 2018 release Zero bombed at the box office, Shah Rukh Khan is set to begin the new year on a positive note. According to a report by Mid-day, the actor will start filming for Salute, a biopic of former Indian Air Force pilot and the first Indian in space Rakesh Sharma, in February. The film is being directed by Mahesh Mathai and produced by Siddharth Roy Kapur.

(Source: Mid-day)

Sanjay Khan To Announce Next Book

Actor-producer Sanjay Khan’s autobiography, The Best Mistakes Of My Life, hit stands in 2018. It has been just few months, but he is ready to announce his next book on his birthday on 3 January.

The book, titled Assalwaliakum Watan, will be Sanjay’s second book.

“I don’t really celebrate my birthday each year, but this year it’s an exception. I’m really glad with the success that my book The Best Mistakes of My Life has garnered and I’m now planning to announce my second book Assalwaliakum Watan, on my birthday. The details of the book will be revealed on my birthday,” Sanjay said in a statement.

(Source: IANS)

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Updated: January 3, 2019 — 1:02 pm