28
May

Amitabh Bachchan honoured to get 27 mn Twitter followers

Amitabh Bachchan honoured to get 27 mn Twitter followers

Amitabh Bachchan
Amitabh Bachchan

Megastar Amitabh Bachchan has scored 27 million followers on Twitter and says he feels honoured and blessed.

“It is 27 million followers on Twitter! 27 Million! I am indeed honoured and blessed,” Amitabh tweeted on Saturday night.

The 74-year-old thespian who has given hits like “Sholay”, “Deewar”, “Agneepath”, “Kaalia”, “Zanjeer”, “Sharabi”, “Black” and “Piku”, is ahead of actors Shah Rukh Khan with 25.1 million, Salman Khan with 23 million, Aamir Khan with 20.9 million, Priyanka Chopra with 17.4 million and Deepika Padukone 18.5 million Twitter followers.

Big B is behind Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who has 30.2 million Twitter followers.

The cine icon is active on social media platforms and uses the medium to share updates about his personal and professional lives with his fans and well-wishers.

He was last seen on screen in the third instalment of filmmaker Ram Gopal Varma’s “Sarkar”, a political thriller, where he reprised the role of Subhash Nagre.

Amitabh is now prepping for his upcoming film “Thugs Of Hindostan”. The film will also stars superstar Aamir Khan and actress Fatima Sana Shaikh. This will be the first time Big B and Aamir will be sharing screen space.

28
May

Sachin Tendulkar’s film mints Rs 8.40 crore on opening day in India

Sachin Tendulkar’s film mints Rs 8.40 crore on opening day in India

Sachin: A Billion Dreams poster
Sachin: A Billion Dreams poster

“Sachin: A Billion Dreams”, a documentary drama on ace Indian cricketer Sachin Tendulkar, registered an opening day collection of Rs 8.40 crore, according to the makers.

The film released on Friday in Hindi, Marathi, Tamil, Telugu and English.

“Sachin: A Billion Dreams creates history as docu-drama. Biggest opening in the genre with Rs 8.40 crore in India in all languages,” read a statement issued on behalf of the film’s makers.

According to trade analyst Taran Adarsh, it is an “impressive” opening for a film in this genre.

The movie takes viewers through Tendulkar’s journey in his personal and professional life. It features the master blaster himself as he lets his fans into parts of his life they may not have known yet.

Members of the film and sports fraternity have already given the tale a thumbs up.

Responding to the praise coming his way on Twitter, Tendulkar wrote in one post: “For me, it’s always about intention rather than expectation. We gave it our 100 per cent. So glad you liked it.”

28
May

Shah Rukh Khan grateful for fans’ love for son AbRam

Shah Rukh Khan grateful for fans’ love for son AbRam

SRK with his son AbRam
SRK with his son AbRam

As his younger son AbRam turned four on Saturday, superstar Shah Rukh Khan expressed his gratitude to his fans for sharing their love and wishes for the little one. Shah Rukh posted an emotional message on Twitter.

“I felt that only parents know how to love their child… The overwhelming messages for AbRam make me realise you all love him so much too. Grateful,” the actor posted.

AbRam is the youngest of Shah Rukh’s three children. He has son Aryan and daughter Suhana with wife Gauri.

Back in July 2013, the actor had confirmed the news of the birth of his surrogate son AbRam.

Often on social media, Shah Rukh keeps sharing adorable photographs of the toddler, much to the delight of fans. Even during the recently concluded Indian Premier League, AbRam became the cynosure of all eyes as he shared the frame several times with his daddy dearest.

Shah Rukh, a doting father, makes sure he takes AbRam along wherever he can. Shutterbugs caught him taking his son even during a visit to the dentist.

As far as his work is concerned, Shah Rukh is busy working in a movie by Aanand L Rai, and caught up with the shoot in the heat.

28
May

Vatsal Sheth and Bobby Deol are gym ‘buddies’

Vatsal Sheth and Bobby Deol are gym ‘buddies’

 

Vatsal Sheth, last seen in Vikram Bhatt’s horror web series ‘Gehraiyyan’, is a fitness enthusiast. He often works out with Bobby Deol and filmmaker Apoorva Lakhia at a suburban gym that is frequented by Bollywood folk.

We hope training with the stars will soon result in work with them, too.

28
May

Sara Ali Khan parties with Shah Rukh Khan and Aryan, photo goes viral

Sara Ali Khan parties with Shah Rukh Khan and Aryan, photo goes viral

 

Several Bollywood A-listers including Shah Rukh Khan, Aamir Khan, Ranbir Kapoor, Deepika Padukone and Katrina Kaif attended the star-studded birthday bash of filmmaker Karan Johar, who turned 45.

 

Among other celebs who turned up at Karan’s Bandra residence last night to wish him were Anushka Sharma, Hrithik Roshan, Tabu, Farah Khan, Gauri Khan along with son Aryan, Arjun Kapoor, Aditya Roy Kapur, Kiran Rao, Siddharth Malhotra, Alia Bhatt and Varun Dhawan with his rumoured girlfriend Natasha Dalal.

“Raabta” co-stars Sushant Singh Rajput and Kriti Sanon too were seen at the party besides Shahid Kapoor and Sonam Kapoor’s brother Harshvardhan.

Actors Abhishek Bachchan, Akshay Kumar and Sanjay Dutt walked in with their spouses Aishwarya, Twinkle and Manyata. Sussane Khan came alongwith Sonali Bendre and her husband Goldie Behl. Salman Khan’s sister Arpita came with husband Ayush Sharma. However, the Bollywood superstar himself gave the party a miss.

Sridevi’s daughter Jhanvi and Saif Ali Khan’s daughter’s Sara too attended the bash. Karan, son of filmmaker Yash Johar, made his directorial debut with “Kuch Kuch Hota Hai”. He has directed films like “Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham”, “Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna”, “My Name Is Khan”, “Student of the Year” and “Ae Dil Hai Mushkil”.

Earlier this year, Karan became a father to twins– daughter Roohi and son Yash–via surrogacy.

 

28
May

Rajkummar Rao’s half-bald look for ‘Bose’ is not the final one, says Hansal Mehta

Rajkummar Rao’s half-bald look for ‘Bose’ is not the final one, says Hansal Mehta

Rajkummar Rao
Rajkummar Rao

Filmmaker Hansal Mehta says the half bald image of Rajkummar Rao is not the final, but a test look for the web series “Bose”. On his part, the actor has confirmed he has got his hair cut.

“The picture of Rajkummar Rao floating around as a first look in the ‘Bose’ biopic is not his first look. It is a test picture. Please wait,” Mehta tweeted on Friday.

An image of Rajkummar along with celebrity hairstylist Aalim Hakim was doing the rounds on social media on Friday. In it, he is seen sporting a half bald look.

“Got a hair cut done for ‘Bose’. We’ll soon put out the first look as ‘Bose’. Until then, these are the post hair cut pictures. Thank you Aalim Hakim,” Rajkummar captioned the image.

Rajkummar had told IANS in an interview previously that he might undergo a haircut for the ALT Balaji web series.

The 32-year-old actor will share the screen for the show with actress Patralekhaa. He will portray the role of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose while Patralekhaa will portray the role of an elitist.

The actors and Mehta will be reuniting again after 2014 release “Citylights”.

28
May

Zareen Khan to play law student in Vikram Bhatt’s ‘1921’

Zareen Khan to play law student in Vikram Bhatt’s ‘1921’

Zareen Khan
Zareen Khan

Actress Zareen Khan is ecstatic to play a law student in Vikram Bhatt’s “1921”.

Zareen told IANS: “As a teenager, I always wanted to study law and I am glad that I got an opportunity to play a law student on screen at least.”

She is currently shooting for the film here. Before that, she visited some law colleges and interacted with law students to observe their mannerism.

Reading seems to be on her mind as last week she tweeted a photo of herself with the book “A Handful of Sunshine” by Bhatt.

She captioned it: “There couldn’t have been more perfect timing than right now to start reading ‘A Handful Of Sunshine’ by my favourite Vikram Bhatt. Shoot diaries, ‘1921’.”

It will be a two-month schedule and the horror film is slated to release by end of 2017.

A few days ago, she had tweeted her photo which she captioned: “Here we go … it’s time to overcome your fears with ‘1921’! New beginnings, super excited, let’s do this.

28
May

Here’s what happened when Taapsee Pannu revisited her school

Here’s what happened when Taapsee Pannu revisited her school

Taapsee Pannu
Taapsee Pannu

Actress Taapsee Pannu revisited her school here on Friday, urged students to balance their studies with extra-curricular activities and promoted self-defence classes in the institution.

Taapsee visited the Mata Jai Kaur Public School, and was welcomed by the senior officials and the teachers who had taught her over the years.

Talking about the experience, the “Pink” and “Naam Shabana” actress said in a statement: “It was a nostalgia beyond words. My teachers and students organised such a beautiful event to welcome me.”

“They not only made my morning special but lived up to my expectations of starting self defence classes in school. They showed me a demo class. I was impressed by their efforts and hope our combined efforts encourage more and more kids to join the classes.”

While talking to the students, Taapsee urged them to engage themselves in every activity in school and use every opportunity to refine their talent, and to never give up.

She related this with her own experience in the school, where she participated actively in debates, dance, dramatics and various sports activities.

Two months ago, Taapsee had taken up the initiative with her school administrator to help introduce self defence as a compulsory extra-curricular subject. And to give the actress a dekko at its progress, a karate summer camp demonstration by the students was displayed.

28
May

Sonam Kapoor: Creative business is more risk taking

Sonam Kapoor: Creative business is more risk taking

Sonam Kapoor
Sonam Kapoor

Bollywood actress Sonam Kapoor, who has stepped into the business field along with her sister Rhea Kapoor to launch high street fashion brand Rheson, says a creative business like fashion is more risky as compared to a business of things for daily needs.

“I think any creative business is more risk-taking because eventually it is up to the consumer to like it. It is not like a product of daily need like bread or milk. Fashion is almost like a film where you have to go by the response of the people since you are selling a concept,” Sonam told IANS here.

“Our fashion brand is also about a concept and thankfully, we are getting good response so far,” she added.

The first collection of Rheson revolves around childhood memories and nostalgia.

Sonam, whose sister Rhea has always been behind the scenes contributing to her ‘fashion icon’ image, said: “We are reliving our childhood through this collection. As kids, we used to use Natraj pencils and erasers, we used to have those orange and yellow coloured compass boxes… Those were our favourite and must-have stationery pieces.

“So in our stationery print collection, we used those elements as prints. My mother used mogra flowers and perfume, so in our sari collection, we used mogra prints as an ode to our mother. There are a lot of such elements we have incorporated.”

To ensure Rheson reaches out to its target audience, the talented sisters have partnered with Shoppers Stop, and Sonam believes this collaboration will help them position their brand correctly.

A National Award winning actress, who won a Special Mention for her role in “Neerja”, Sonam’s image has largely remained as a fashionista. People say her beauty, fashion sense and style overpower her artistic talent often — how does she deal with that?

“Honestly, I handle them as they should be handled… I don’t take them to my heart. I know what I am capable of, so I keep working towards that. Eventually, you will achieve your goal and people will understand your ability. In fact, that is the core concept of the brand… That there is no reason that you cannot achieve anything,” she said.

The same mantra seems to hold true for her as far as sexism is concerned.

“I think we face sexism in every field or profession because it is a patriarchal society and a certain mind conditioning on what the women are capable of. So I think the best way to change the scenario is when we explore our potential, when a woman uplifts another woman, encourages her to grow… Then nobody can bring us down,” said the daughter of veteran actor Anil Kapoor.

28
May

Bollywood hotties turn travel awards gala into glamour fest

Bollywood hotties turn travel awards gala into glamour fest

Pooja Hegde
Pooja Hegde

A travel awards gala turned into a glamour fest with B-Town’s belles and hunks turning up in their fashionable best

Adah Sharma
Adah Sharma

Rhea Chakraborty
Rhea Chakraborty

Neha Dhupia
Neha Dhupia