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Amitabh Bachchan expresses his gratitude as fans shower birthday wishes

It’s megastar Amitabh Bachchan’s 77th birthday today! Unarguably the biggest icon of Hindi cinema, Bachchan enjoys unmatched love and admiration from fans across all walks. No wonder Twitter is flooded with everyone showering their warm wishes on the actor on his birthday. Touched, he took to Twitter to thank everyone.

“My immense gratitude and gratefulness to them that send their wishes for the 11th .. I cannot possibly thank each one individually .. but each one of you reside in my heart .. my love to you”, his tweet read.

Daughter Shweta Bachchan also penned a heart-felt birthday wish for the father. “When you get to the top of the mountain, keep climbing- Happy Birthday Papa I love you endlessly”, she wrote. Her post was accompanied by a picture probably clicked during the festive season.

Bachchan, who was last in Sujoy Ghosh’s Badla, has an array of interesting films coming up. He recently finished filming for Shoojit Sircar’s Gulabo Sitabo and Rumi Jaffery’s Chehre. He is also a pivotal part of Ranbir Kapoor and Alia Bhatt’s Brahmastra. Nagraj Manjule’s Jhund, revolving around Slum Soccer founder Vijay Barse, will feature him in the lead role.

Nushrat Bharucha sets the temperature soaring in these bikini-clad photos from her vacation in Thailand

Nushrat Bharucha is currently riding high on the success of her latest release, Dream Girl.  After receiving a positive response and much appreciation, the actress left for Thailand for some downtime with her friends

Nushrat Bharucha sets the temperature soaring in these bikini-clad photos from her vacation in Thailand

Nushrat Bharucha, who was celebrating a friend’s bachelorette in Thailand along with the success of Dream Girl, is definitely setting vacation goals The actress took off to Thailand on a short getaway and painted the town red with her girlfriends. This was a double whammy for Nushrat.

Nushrat Bharucha sets the temperature soaring in these bikini-clad photos from her vacation in Thailand

Along with the revelry of her friend’s pre-wedding bash, the actress was also raising a toast to her latest film crossing the Rs. 100 cr mark. Nushrat’s fans are truly in for a treat with the actress’s latest holiday pictures as she exudes this sensually glamorous style of hers.

On the work front, Nushrat Bharucha will be next seen in Turram Khan and Hurdang among other projects.

Amitabh Bachchan meets fans outside his residence on 77th birthday, see photos

You must have read about the crowd that gathers outside Amitabh Bachchan’s Mumbai residence every Sunday, just to get a glimpse of him. It doesn’t come across as a surprise that on his birthday, the madness is only going to increase. While he announced that there will be no special celebration on his birthday this year, how could Big B say no to so much of love that his fans poured?

The actor, who turns 77, came out of Pratiksha, one of his houses in Mumbai, to greet the fans. Surrounded by his security personnel, he was seen greeting the fans with joined hands as they cheered.

Needless to say, everyone was busy capturing the moments and cameras could not stop flashing! We saw Bachchan shaking hands with the fans while the security tried their best to shield him from the crowd. He also took to Twitter to thank the fans for all the unconditional love and expressed his gratitude.

 

 

 

Here’s wishing the legend great health and many more films!

Aamna Sharif’s look as Komolika surfaces online; actress looks quite intriguing

Aamna Sharif is all set to get into the shoes of the evil Komolika from Kasautii Zindagii Kay. Her look from the show has surfaced online and one can notice glimpses of Hina Khan’s Komolika in Aamna as she takes over the role of the former.

Aamna Sharif’s look as Komolika surfaces online; actress looks quite intriguing

In the pics circulating on social media, Aamna can be seen wearing an off-shoulder, blue coloured blouse with a lehenga of the same colour. She has gone for the dramatic eye makeup and looks quite intriguing. Similar to Hina Khan’s look, she sports curled-up hair and heavy jewellery to compliment her evil look.

Kasautii Zindagii Kay is a reboot of the show of the same title that aired in the early 2000s. The reboot stars new cast entirely including Parth Samthaan as Anurag Basu, Erica Fernandes as Prerna Sharma and Karan Singh Grover in the leading roles. Bigg Boss and Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai actress Hina Khan was the vamp Komolika in the show. But, due to her work schedule and other commitments, the actress quit the project. Now, the new Komolika will be Aamna Sharif.

Speaking about whether she (Aamna Sharif) is afraid of the comparisons being made with Hina Khan, she said that she had not seen the show but heard that Hina had done a tremendous job. Years ago, it was Urvashi Dholakia whose work was loved and Komolika became a cult figure.

Deepika Padukone reveals what dress code Ranveer Singh follows when meeting her parents

Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh are easily one of the most loved couples on and off-screen. The couple, who dated for six years, got married in a lavish ceremony in Italy last November. Ranveer Singh is known to have a quirky and unique style but when it comes to Deepika’s parents, he follows the Padukone wardrobe.

Deepika Padukone reveals what dress code Ranveer Singh follows when meeting her parents

“When he’s with my parents, that’s his look. If it’s a specific family event then there’s Padukone family wardrobe which is black pants, blue jeans white crisp shirts, round neck T-shirts”, Deepika Padukone said at The Print’s Off The Cuff chat show.

She further said that while everyone knows his hyperactive side, very few get to see his vulnerable, quiet and intelligent side. “There is an extremely quiet, vulnerable and intelligent side to him that I guess people don’t get to see very often. He’s extremely expressive, a lot of directors get to see that side of him as well,” she added.

Speaking of her fashion choices, she said that there’s no winning with people. “I don’t get it, I wear a white shirt and blue jeans, and they’ll be like so boring, why can’t she try something fun? And when I try something fun, it’s like oh now she is trying to be like her husband, she should just stick to doing the classic stuff she always does. What do you want?,” Deepika said.

Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh have worked in four films together – Ram LeelaFinding FannyBajirao Mastani and Padmaavat. They will be seen once again in Kabir Khan’s directorial ’83 which will release on April 10, 2020.

Karan Johar pens heartfelt note on Amitabh Bachchan’s birthday

The fans all around the world are celebrating megastar Amitabh Bachchan’s birthday. The actor is celebrating his 77th birthday with family. As the wishes have been pouring in for the actor, Karan Johar penned a heartfelt note saying that there will never be a legend like him.

Karan Johar pens heartfelt note on Amitabh Bachchan's birthday

Karan Johar took to Instagram to say that Amitabh Bachchan is the hugest inspiration. “I was a 3 or 4 years old when I began to realise the magnitude of the man….subsequently I had the privilege of growing up around him … I was first told I must always touch his feet as a mark of respect… but very soon after it came absolutely naturally to me…in fact it’s now a reflex action when I see him and I can never stop myself (even when I know my pants are perhaps a tad tight and it could result in an embarrassing tear) I call him Amit uncle (with great pride…almost patting my back because I have the right to this familiarity) and he will always be like a father figure to me….I probably can never be entirely myself around him because that star-struck kid with big awestruck eyes every time he walked into a room has never ever left me…and never will…I fainted the First time I had to work him and am not sure things have changed even today…I faint a little in my head every time I meet him and then compose myself so I can play act serious filmmaker again! Amitabh Bachchan is my hugest inspiration …his child like enthusiasm for everything he does…his paramount passion for every tiny detail…his ambition to keep achieving after being the ambassador of achievement …what do I say…there will never be a man and legend like him ever again! And there shouldn’t be….he has earned the place of mega movie star monopoly! Happy birthday Amit uncle! We love you so much….????????❤️❤️,” he wrote.

Karan Johar and Amitabh Bachchan had worked together in Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham.

The song of P se Pyaar F se Farraar will make you take out your running shoes

Makers of the film recently released its second song ‘Parindey’ which already crossed million views on YouTube and to connect with their regional fans makers released this song in five more languages. ‘Parindey’ song is released in Bengali, Gujarati, Marathi, Punjabi and Haryanvi. This motivational anthem of the year is sung by Rituraj Mohnathy and written and composed by Ripul sharma.

The song of P se Pyaar F se Farraar will make you take out your running shoes

First song of P se Pyaar F se Farraar has already hit the internet with million views in its first week and second song of the film ‘Parindey’ is the motivational anthem of the year based on sportsmanship. Song starts with intense dialogue, Bhavesh Kumar hustling for his upcoming match and other side it shows the truth of our society how life of sportsmen gets spoilt due to caste politics. Lyrics of the song will definitely motivate you to work towards your goals harder. Director Manoj Tiwari says, “The song ‘Parindey’ depicts the hardship of a sportsman caught in turbulent caste drama. Parindey in a way symbolizes the flying javelin too, a sport which will be shown on screen in Hindi cinema for the first time.”

Bhavesh Kumar, who himself is a national level Discuss thrower learned the nuances of Javelin Throw by observing National champion Neeraj Chopra and expressing his excitement for the song says, “I am quite excited for this 5 lingual song. This song is quite close to my heart because being a sportsman I loved performing it even it helped me to reminisce my childhood memories how I used to practice in my school days.”

The story of upcoming sensational film P se Pyaar F se Farraar is based on true incident in Mathura, where a national level sportsman had to face the repercussion of inter-caste marriage, the film is about a young boy falling in love with a girl and the kind of turbulent and violent reactions that follow between their communities. These make the revered city of love turn into a city of extreme hate.

This Film has been written by Vishal Vijay Kumar. It is produced under the banner of Ok Movies Production. Music partner of the film is Zee music and movie is Nationwide distributed by PVR Pictures. It is slated to release on Oct 18, 2019.

VIDEO: Saif Ali Khan says he likes Sara Ali Khan’s sense of humility

Saif Ali Khan has been busy promoting his upcoming movie Laal Kaptaan. While he is doing some great work, the next generation has always made their way to films. Sara Ali Khan, Saif and Amrita Singh’s daughter, debut last year with Kedarnath. The actor says that he likes Sara’s sense of humility.

VIDEO: Saif Ali Khan says he likes Sara Ali Khan's sense of humility

Saif Ali Khan, exclusively speaking to Bollywood Hungama, said “I thought she was really good in Kedarnath and making interesting choices within the scene. The thing I like the most about Sara, not as my daughter but as a personality, is her strong sense of humility and being down to earth that comes across that makes me support her and, I think, everyone feels that way.”

Sara Ali Khan has already films lined up next year with Love Aaj Kal 2 and Coolie No 1. Meanwhile, Saif Ali Khan is set to essay the role of Naga Sandhu in Laal Kaptaan which is releasing on October 18.

Exclusive: Saand Ki Aankh actor Bhumi Pednekar reveals one thing about women that men should know

With about two weeks to go before Saand Ki Aankh releases, Taapsee Pannu and Bhumi Pednekar have dived deep into the promotional spree. The actors will be acing the roles of Prakashi Tomar and Chandra Tomar, known as the world’s oldest living sharpshooters. Both the actors extensively trained in shooting for their roles, and Bhumi recently revealed that she would like to continue with the sport even after the film is over!

And well, she’s been firing pretty well, even in the interviews! In an exclusive conversation with Bollywood Hungama, she was asked about the sexiest man in the industry. Guess who she named? Akshay Kumar! But more a honest answer came out when we asked her about that one thing men should know about women, but often don’t. ‘That we have desires’, answered Bhumi.

Couldn’t get truer, right?

Also, it doesn’t matter how big a star you are, a mother will always be a mother and will keep schooling you. Bhumi was asked about that one thing her mom asked her not to do but she still does. She immediately confessed that she often leaves the geyser on and is then called to come back home and switch the geyser on!

Well, this is almost everyone’s story, Taapsee agrees too!

Saand Ki Aankh, directed by Tushar Hiranandani, will be releasing on October 25.

VIDEO: Saif Ali Khan reveals his secret of being stylish and classy!

Saif Ali Khan, for as long as we can remember, has been one of the classiest celebrities of Bollywood. He has made sure to keep it simple and manages to carry the classics with extreme style and ease. In an exclusive interview with Bollywood Hungama, Saif Ali Khan revealed all his fashion secrets that he has put to use for a long time.

VIDEO Saif Ali Khan reveals his secret of being stylish and classy!

From fashion faux pas to his go-to outfits, Saif Ali Khan suggests it’s better to keep it simple and work your way around the classics. When asked about how often he plans his outfit beforehand, he says, “One should do that. But, I plan my outfit in my head. When I’m on my treadmill and I have to go somewhere, I make a mental picture in my head. Professionally, we’re required to wear particular outfits, but personally, it just hits you.”

He went on to reveal that he does not really have a stylist. He says, “I don’t really have a stylist, I usually pick my own outfits.” Talking about the key to keeping his looks stylish and classy, Saif said, “Being interesting and creative in the space is the key.”

Watch the entire segment to know more about Saif’s take on fashion.

Saif Ali Khan will next be seen in Laal Kaptaan and Jawaani Jaaneman.

PHOTOS: Rakul Preet Singh spends her 29th birthday by the beach in Phuket

The beautiful Rakul Preet Singh is enjoying her blissful time in her professional space with a string of films in Hindi, Telugu, and Tamil cinema. After hectic work schedules, she flew to Phuket to celebrate her 29th birthday with her family and close friends.

PHOTOS: Rakul Preet Singh spends her 29th birthday by the beach in Phuket

Speaking about her birthday which she celebrated on October 10, Rakul Preet Singh said “I think this is one of the best birthdays that I’ve had and the day I would like to spend. I mean this place called The Pavillions in Phuket and it is a beautiful green property by the beach. I woke up and I worked out in the beautiful greens and I did yoga against the waterfall in the middle of flowers and had a great breakfast. I am with my parents who I don’t get to spend time with them. So, all of this with them. So, kickstarting my day with something I love the most and that is a healthy lifestyle and great food.”

PHOTOS: Rakul Preet Singh spends her 29th birthday by the beach in Phuket

 “I spent the entire day by the beach, jet-skiing with parents, some great food and spending time with my parents again. So, it’s been a great day with food, beach, swimming, chilling and some cake,” she added.

PHOTOS: Rakul Preet Singh spends her 29th birthday by the beach in Phuket

 On the work front, Rakul Preet Singh is starring in Kamal Haasan’s Indian 2 and a Kollywood project opposite Sivakarthikeyan. She will also be seen inMarjaavaan, directed by Milap Zaveri, which also features Sidharth Malhotra, Riteish Deshmukh and Tara Sutaria.

PHOTOS: Rakul Preet Singh spends her 29th birthday by the beach in Phuket

Amitabh Bachchan turns 77 and celebrities pour in their birthday wishes to the legendary actor!

Amitabh Bachchan rings in his 77th birthday today and it is one of the most important days for his fans. While the entire industry thinks of his as Shehenshah, his fans make sure to go out there and wish him on his big day. Just like every year, this time too, the entire film industry has taken to their social media to talk about how impactful Amitabh Bachchan’s presence has been in their lives.

Amitabh Bachchan turns 77 and celebrities pour in their birthday wishes to the legendary actor!

From Karan Johar to Suniel Shetty, to his daughter Shweta Bachchan Nanda, they’ve all wished him all the happiness, love, and luck on his big day. Here’s a compilation of wishes that the celebrities have sent Amitabh Bachchan’s way!

Amitabh Bachchan turns 77 and celebrities pour in their birthday wishes to the legendary actor!

Wishing the legendary actor, Amitabh Bachchan, a very happy birthday!

Arjun Kapoor hints at the sequel of Mubarakan, asks ‘Who’s on for Mubarakan 2?’

Actor Arjun Kapoor’s recent Instagram story has hinted at the sequel of the film Mubarakan, in which he played a double role. The film also had an ensemble cast including Anil Kapoor, Athiya Shetty, Illeana D’Cruz, Ratna Pathak Shah and Neha Sharma.

Arjun Kapoor hints at the sequel of Mubarakan, asks ‘Who’s on for Mubarakan 2?’

Now, Arjun Kapoor posted a still along with Anil Kapoor, who also hinted at the sequel of Mubarakan back in July.  Clad in a black tee and blue denim, Arjun is looking dapper in the snap, on which he wrote, “Who’s on for Mubarakan 2?” He also tagged the star cast of Mubarakan in the post. Going by the hint Anil Kapoor gave in July, the possible sequel of the film will either be released on December 25th (Christmas Day) this year or next year.

The film Mubarakan revolves around an eccentric man — Kartar Singh (played by Anil) who helps his estranged twin nephews (double role played by Arjun) to marry the women they love. Both orphaned and raised apart, the twins come together to serve a greater purpose.

Meanwhile, on the work front, Arjun Kapoor will next be seen in the film Panipat which is scheduled to release in December. The actor has also wrapped the shoot of his film Sandeep Aur Pinky Farar opposite Parineeti Chopra.

VIDEO: Akshay Kumar and team Good Newwz take Bala Challenge and it looks lit!

Akshay Kumar’s latest dance number ‘Bala’ from Housefull 4 has become one of the favorite dance numbers, especially with makers revealing The Bala Challenge on social media. Akshay has been replying to the best ones coming in from his fans on Twitter. Winning hearts all over again, it’s one of the grooviest dance numbers by Akshay Kumar.

VIDEO Team Good Newwz takes The Bala Challenge and it looks lit!

With two of his films coming up this year, team Good Newwz including Kareena Kapoor Khan, Kiara Advani, Diljit Dosanjh, and the Bala himself, took up the challenge and the fans are going berserk. Karan Johar took to his social media to share the video with the caption, “It’s a ‘Housefull’ of unlimited madness with the #GoodNewwz crew!! What a sight to see all four…watch them on the big screens on 27th December! #TheBalaChallenge”

Housefull 4 is slated to release on October 25 and Good Newwz is slated to release on December 27.

Amitabh Bachchan turns 77, wants no fanfare on his birthday

India’s biggest superstar whom his co-star Ayushmann Khurrana bills “A 77-year man with the mind of a 24-year old” is in no mood to celebrate his birthday. “What is there to celebrate? It’s a day like any other day? I’m grateful that I am still working, that my body is able to keep pace with my spirit,” he says humbly urging his well-wishers to wish and pray for his good health.

Amitabh Bachchan turns 77, wants no fanfare on his birthday

Bachchan Saab recalls his childhood birthdays when his father the great poet Harivanshrai Bachchan would always write and recite a poem for him. “It was a family tradition. But this tradition took an entirely new definition when after my near-fatal accident in 1984 (when Mr Bachchan nearly lost his life after a mis-aimed punch in his solar plexus while shooting Manmohan Desai’s Coolie) my father recited my birthday poem. It was like a new life for me. While reading the poem my father broke down. It was the only time I’ve seen him like that.”

The mega-star who will soon be seen in the sports drama Jhund, says he misses the annual ritual “My father’s poetry is much-missed, as is my mother’s excitement on that day. The annual ritual of cake-cutting no longer interests me. It has been replaced by a plate of dry fruits.”

Though having achieved more than most dream about in seven lifetimes, Bachchan Saab has many, many unfulfilled dreams. “There’re so many! I want play the piano. I want to learn many languages. I’d have liked to work with Guru Dutt.”

As a parting shot I ask him to choose one of his films that he would like to remake for himself. “None at all. What was to be done was done to those films. Why not look ahead?”

Made In China actress Amyra Dastur talks about the taboo around sex and playing supporting roles

Actress Amyra Dastur will next be seen in the Rajkummar Rao starrer Made In China, in which she will be playing a sexologist’s assistant. Boman Irani will be seen portraying the role of the sexologist. Made in China is a celebration of the spirit of entrepreneurship and a never say die attitude via the story of a small-time Gujarati businessman from Ahmedabad. In an exclusive conversation with Bollywood Hungama, Amyra Dastur spoke about the angst around the word sex and other infamous notions in Bollywood.

Made In China actress Amyra Dastur talks about the taboo around sex and playing supporting roles

Speaking about how sex is considered a taboo in our society, Amyra Dastuir said, “I think it is just the culture that is conservative at the end of the day and we don’t openly talk about it. But now we actually are, but otherwise, I mean it was like a big taboo. People would not even easily say the word. Slowly, people are opening up and it is becoming better and the culture shift is actually becoming less conservative. Ultimately, we came up with the Kamasutra and we still do not talk about sex at all. I think historical culture is far better than this culture. They seem far more open-minded than we are now.”

Amyra Dastur has largely played supporting roles in films. When asked why she does not play the lead in films she said, “Now, content-based films are working more than masala films. I have always wanted to do good films. I do not mind if the role is 5 minutes or 10 minutes long. I think this lead heroine and hero thing is very taxing and complicated. If you keep doing that you will end up with no work, so for me it is about the good scripts and good roles.”

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Talking about the roles of actors getting edited out in the post-production stage, Amyra said that it is true. “You need to maintain good relations with people. If you piss the wrong person, then your roles get cut.”

Meanwhile, on the work front, Amyra Dastur will be seen in a web series that will be officially announced in November. The actress has also signed 2-3 films as of now.

Read: Made In China: Amyra Dastur opens up about rapping in ‘Sanedo’ song 

Made In China: Rajkummar Rao is proud to represent Indian entrepreneurs and start ups

Entrepreneurship and startups have gained tremendous momentum in India and why should B-Town be left behind. With his latest film, Made In China, leading man Rajkummar Rao headlines the story of a small-time Gujarati businessman who strikes out with his ventures so many times only to finally strike gold with a truly unique and jugaadu idea.
Made In China: Rajkummar Rao is proud to represent Indian entrepreneurs and start ups
Through his journey of understanding the life of Raghu and his struggles as an entrepreneur, Raj understood much more about what a business owner goes through to make his venture successful and keep it going. During the course of the film, he was so happy to be able to portray that life can be an example for the entrepreneurial fraternity from small town India.
“The mantra that every business owner should operate with is – Never Say Die. That is one of the main things is that I picked up when I read the script of Made In China. Here is a man who has never had a successful business, yet has never given up. And that’s the core of my character – Raghu Mehta. He kept at it no matter what the odds. I’m so glad that I have been able to have this opportunity to tell budding entrepreneurs what it means to be one and how one always has to keep their spirits going, no matter what the circumstances. The story of Made In China in so many ways reflects the average Indian and all that he stands for. ” says Raj
Ask him if he would ever consider being a business owner in real life and he says, “I am so enamored by the entire entrepreneurial bent and yes, it definitely has given me the impetus to maybe consider venturing into being a business owner of some sort. I have a few ideas in mind but until they bear fruit, all I’d say is wait and watch. “
Dinesh Vijan presents in association with Jio Studios- Made In China. A Maddock Films production, directed by Mikhil Musale starring Rajkummar Rao, Mouni Roy, Gajraj Rao, Sumeet Vyas and Boman Irani releasing on Diwali 2019.