Mumbai, Feb 18 Actresses Bhumi Pednekar and Kiara Advani showed their bold avatar in a new calendar shoot.
Celebrity photographer Dabboo Ratnani has unveiled the latest edition of his celebrity calendar.
also took to social media to post the photo in which she is posing on
the bathtub sans clothes. She captioned it: "July 2020
Kiara, on the other hand, held a banana
leaf for the shoot. She captioned the photo, which she shared on social
media: "A leaf out of #DabbooRatnaniCalendar! @dabbooratnani
Actress Sunny Leone, who gave updates on
social media from the calendar's launch event, is seen sitting with her
legs crossed and holding a big book with no clothes on.
Actor Vicky Kaushal too went shirtless. He is seen taking a dip in a pool in the photo.
Mumbai, Feb 18 After reports of Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan's daughter Suhana Khan and popular "Bigg Boss 13" contestant Asim Riaz making their Bollywood debut in Karan Johar's "Student Of The Year 3" got viral, the filmmaker took to Twitter to request to everyone "publishing this fabrication" to stop it.
"Absolutely baseless stories making the rounds of SOTY3! My request
to everyone publishing this fabrication is to kindly Stop! Please!"
Karan tweeted on Tuesday.
Karan has previously launched Alia Bhatt, Varun Dhawan, Sidharth Malhotra, Ananya Panday and Tara Sutaria with the "Student Of The Year" franchise.
The filmmaker currently awaits the release of "Bhoot Part One: The Haunted Ship" scheduled for February 21.
Mumbai, Feb 18 "Makdee" fame actress Shweta Basu Prasad is super happy to have a look similar to veteran actress Sharmila Tagore''s look from the 70s in the recently released film "Shukranu".
As the movie is based in the 70s, Shweta''s character required to look
in a certain way, thus the makers of the film took inspiration from
Sharmila Tagore''s looks from her various films during the same time.
"I was thrilled when I was told that my look will be similar to Sharmila
Tagore''s look from the 70s in ''Shukranu''. I have grown up watching
Sharmilaji''s films and I always admired her. Adorning the chiffon
sarees, buffon hairstyle and wing-eyed liner look was all very
exciting," Shweta said.
"Shukranu" also features Divyenndu Sharma. It showcases how Divyenndu (Inder) was forced to undergo sterilization and how it haunts him. The film is streaming on ZEE5.
Mumbai, Feb 18 Actress Amruta Khanvilkar, who is one of the 10 participants of the action reality show "Fear Factor: Khatron Ke Khiladi 10" (KKK 10) hopes to get more opportunities to act in action films after the show goes on air.
"I just hope that once all my episodes go on air, I get more roles where
I get a chance to do action and stunts. There is a certain fearless
factor that I have and, I must say, after participating in ''KKK10'' I
am more confident to take risks. I think, for us, it is comparatively
easy to do action sequences than what we did in the reality show. In the
show, there is an element of unpredictability whereas in films,
everything is choreographed and there are retakes and small takes. The
way women-oriented films are becoming common in our mainstream
entertainment space, action films for women should become the same for
us because we are no less than men when it comes to action," Amruta told
The new season is shot in Bulgarian landscapes with actors Ada Khan,
Karishma Tanna, Karan Patel, Shivin Narang, Tejashwi Prakash, Amruta
Khanvilkar and Rani Chatterjee, along with comedian Balraj Syal, RJ
Malishka and choreographer Dharmesh Yelande.
Sharing her experience of shooting for the show, Amruta said: "This was
my first time in Bulgaria and I had a great time. I know people must be
thinking that how could someone feel happy in 45-degree temperature, but
I am a typical Maharashtrian who would rather have summer than winter. I
feel super lazy when I go to my in-laws'' place in Delhi in winter. So I
actually enjoyed the summer of Bulgaria."
The actress has worked in Bollywood films like "Raazi", "Satyameva
Jayate" and "Malang" apart from several Marathi films. Asked about what
was her reaction when she got the call to be part of the show, Amruta
said: "From the time I got the call from the showmakers, I was excited
to be a part of the show but my husband, being protective, took time to
agree. He asked, ''what if you get injured'', and ''are you sure you
want to take the risk''. But I was so thrilled that obviously in the end
he had to agree with me!"
Hosted by filmmaker Rohit Shetty, the show will from February 22, and air every Saturday and Sunday at 9pm on Colors channel.
Mumbai, Feb 18 Actress Bhumi Pednekar, who will next be seen in the heroine-centric horror film 'Durgavati', notes how this is the first time in her career that she will carry an the entire film on her shoulders. She adds that she doesn't feel much pressure about the fact.
"I am shooting for 'Durgavati' in Bhopal. It's a very new narrative and a new story for me. I am carrying the entire film on my shoulders for the first time and really amazing people are associated with this film, so it's going really well," said Bhumi, while interacting with the media at.
Does she feel any extra pressure considering the film banks entirely on her? "There is always a pressure when you shoot a film because you try to give a better performance than your previous ones," she replied.
'Durgavati' is a horror thriller film directed by G. Ashok, based on his own 2018 Telugu film 'Bhaagamathie'. Bhumi stars as an IAS officer, a role essayed by Anushka Shetty in the original version.
The film is produced by Akshay Kumar, Bhushan Kumar, and Vikram Malhotra.
Bhumi will next be seen in 'Bhoot Part One: The Haunted Ship' which is also a horror thriller. The film is directed by Bhanu Pratap Singh and stars Vicky Kaushal. It is scheduled to release on February 21.
Chennai, Feb 18 Southern actress Sriya Reddy is redefining fitness goals with a new gym video of herself.
Sriya, who has worked in films like "Kanchivaram", "Pallikoodam" and
"Oraal", took to Instagram, where she shared a clip of herself doing a
intensive workout on the monkey bar.
"#monkeybars #crazy #workout #adrenaline rush ! Thank you
#induceevolution great gym in Ooty to keep up with my fitness journey
even while travelling ! P.s excuse my terrible facial expressions,"
Sriya captioned the video.
The video has over 15.6K likes on the photo-sharing website
Sriya''s friend and actress Aishwarya Rajesh wrote on the comments section: "u left me."
To which, Sriya replied: "missed you though."
Sriya, who is the daughter of former Indian test cricketer Bharath Reddy, made her acting debut in the 2002 film "Samurai". She then appeared in nearly a dozen Tamil, Telugu and Malayalam films such as "Black", "Thimiru" and "Kanchivaram" among many others.
Mumbai, Feb 18 (IANS) Oscar-winning film producer Guneet Monga says that
one should understand the process and be well versed with the business
if they expect to be close to the final round of the much-celebrated
film awards ceremony.
This year, the South Korean film "Parasite" swept the Oscars winning
Best Film, Best Director as well as Best International Feature Film
among other Oscars, while India''s entry "Gully Boy" couldn''t even make
it to the final list of nominees in the last-mentioned category.
Monga, who earlier won an Oscar in the Best Documentary (Short Subject)
for the film "Period. End Of Sentence", told IANS: "I believe
''Parasite'' winning the Oscar is the sign of how the world cinema is
changing, and becoming diverse by all means. Stories are getting
celebrated from all over the world, even from parts of the world that
are under-represented. India is lusting after an Oscar, but I think we
are missing the practical point. See, lusting after the Oscars won''t
get you the trophy, getting close to the final could happen by bringing
an American distributor for the nominated film on board. Are we doing
that? Unless we are aware of how to get there, it will not work. I am
not saying it is easy to get an American distributor but I am saying
that is the way. It is an American awards show and it requires that
Sharing her own experience, Monga mentioned: "Our film ''Period. End Of
Sentence.'' was distributed by Netflix. See how ''Parasite'' is
distributed by Neon (an American distribution company). Humara problem
ye hai ke hum asli mudde pe baat hi nahin karte (our problem is we
don''t address the real issue) and just keep cribbing pver how we are
not getting (an Oscar), and how it is a ''dream-desire'' to win an
Currently, Guneet Monga produced the upcoming anthology "Zindagi
Inshort", a series of seven short films start streaming on February 19
on Flipkart mobile app.
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Bollywood actor Aftab Shivdasani has
blocked him on Twitter, claimed director Hansal Mehta. The filmmaker
took to social media on Tuesday morning to share a screenshot that shows
his profile has been blocked by the actor.
However, the filmmaker did not reveal a reason behind this and he also seemed to be surprised by the development, which he commented with a witty "Oink????"
— Hansal Mehta (@mehtahansal) February 18, 2020
On the work front, Aftab Shivdasani will be making his digital debut with the second season of the Zee 5 web series "Poison". Hansal Mehta's next film "Chhalaang", starring Rajkummar Rao and Nushrat Bharucha, will hit the theatres on June 12.
Los Angeles, Feb 18 Pop star Justin Bieber and his model wife Hailey Baldwin are taking it slow to start a family.
The two got married in 2018 and are not interested in rushing to have children, reports aceshowbiz.com.
"(We'll have kids) in due time... (I
want to) go on tour, be married, enjoy travelling with just us, build
more of our relationship," Bieber said during an interview with Apple
Music's Zane Lowe.
Bieber has recently spoken about the work he is putting into his marriage with Baldwin to make their union the best it can be.
"Being married is so awesome, I'm
telling you. But don't get it twisted, marriage is not easy," the
25-year-old said during a Q&A session with fans in London last week,
He added: "It's something you got to
work for (sic). If marriage was easy, everyone would do it really fast.
Everyone would just do it."
Mumbai, Feb 16
Actress Adaa Khan is one of the contestants of the action-adventure reality show "Khatron Ke Khiladi 10". She says filmmaker and the show's host Rohit Shetty was the only person because of whom she could do such "crazy stunts".
The show tests its contestants' limit by making them do dangerous tasks and forces them to face their fears.
"Rohit sir was the only person because of whom I could do such crazy stunts. He is the one who motivates and pushes you, who tells you to do it. And the moment he said '3, 2, 1 go', it meant 'Go' for me. I just listened to him and did the tasks blindly," she said.
"When he is standing, you know he is there and he motivates you and most importantly he guides you about how to do it and what to do. He pushes you, even if you are tired, you give up. He is someone I really look up to and really respect. Because of him, I managed to complete all the tasks," added Adaa.
She shot for the show in Bulgaria.
"Luckily, I didn't get any injury but a cockroach went inside my ear and I couldn't figure out whether it was a cockroach or my illusion. I couldn't sleep the whole night because the cockroach was flickering in my ear and the next morning they had to take me to a doctor. Finally the cockroach came out," she said.
"That was the scariest moment of 'KKK' for me. I also got some allergies from scorpio bites. Physically, it is very challenging as you never know what you are allergic to and what happens to you. The cockroaches again gave me rashes. So, it was really crazy," added the "Naagin" actress.
Mumbai, Feb 16
Actress Taapsee Pannu is thrilled about sharing the Best Actress (Critics) Filmfare Award 2020 with her "Saand Ki Aankh" co-star Bhumi Pednekar. But it's her witty reply to the "Bollywood ki female Ayushmann Khurrana" comment that's winning hearts.
After her victory on Saturday night, producer Tanuj Garg wrote: "Congrats to the powerhouse @taapsee, humaare #Bollywood ki female Ayushmann Khurrana. #SaandKiAankh #bestactress."
Taapsee replied to him saying: "What about calling me bollywood ki pehli Taapsee Pannu."
Garg continued the conversation and wrote: "Woh toh ho hi! Inimitable, singular, distinctive!"
Filmmaker Sujoy Ghosh joined in and called her: "authoritarian."
Calling it "Correct", she asked Ghosh: "That reminds me, did u start writing the script or no ?!! So sust yaar."
Netizens are also lauding her win and "befitting reply" to the producer.
One wrote: "Slayyyyyyyeeedd! What a befitting reply! Smashed the misogyny out of a sexist producer. Internet gone crazy! Taapsee is a staaaaaaaa!"
Another wrote: "Bollywood ki pehli befitting reply wali actress."
A third tweet said: "Good one Tapsee! Pull down these patriarchy stupids."
Bhumi, on the other hand, tweeted: "My dearest @taapsee, From day 1 of reading to this moment, we have been arm in arm. Thank you for being the best Prakashi to my Chandro. To our undying sisterhood my bebe #BebeAndJiji forever."
To which, Taapsee replied: "Hand in hand coz the goal is too big n too far away."
"Saand Ki Aankh" is based on the lives of India's oldest sharpshooters Chandro Tomar and Prakashi Tomar.
Mumbai, Feb 16
Actress Disha Patani is currently enjoying the success of her latest film "Malang", and is also thinking of her future. She says she loves to experiment with roles and would like to do an action movie someday.
On Sunday, the "Baaghi 2" had a chat session with her fans on Twitter. She spoke about various things, including the kind of roles she would like to do.
A fan asked her: "What are your next projects? Can we see you in never seen before avatar?" To which she responded saying: "I look forward to doing an action film someday! Overall, I love experimenting with my roles and looking forward to play some interesting characters."
Disha already has two projects -- "KTina" and "Radhe" -- in her kitty.
Another fan asked her about her favourite Avengers characters, and she shared that "Hulk and Ironman" topped the list.
Meanwhile, "Malang", also starring Anil Kapoor, Aditya Roy Kapur, and Kunal Kemmu, had a great start when it opened on February 7. The Mohit Suri directorial collected Rs 25.36 crore in its first three days.