Bollywood actress Sonali Bendre Behl shocked everyone by announcing on social media that she has been diagnosed with a ‘high-grade cancer’ that has metastised.
The 43-year-old actress’s statement read, “Sometimes, when you least expect it, life throws you a curveball. I have recently been diagnosed with a high grade cancer that has metastised, which we frankly did not see coming. A niggling pain led to some tests, which led to this unexpected diagnosis. My family and close friends have rallied around me, providing the best support system that anyone can ask for. I am very blessed and thankful for each of them.
“There is no better way to tackle this, than to take swift and immediate action. And so, as advised by my doctors, I am currently undergoing a course of treatment in New York. We remain optimistic and I am determined to fight every step of the way. What has helped has been the immense outpouring of love and support I’ve received over the past few days, for which I am very grateful.
“I’m taking this battle head on, knowing I have the strength of my family and friends behind me.”
Ranbir plays the titular role of superstar Sanjay Dutt. The actor has had many ups and downs in his personal and professional life which have been presented in the 70 mm format before the audiences.
The viewers have loved it and praised Ranbir for his impressive act. In fact, performances of each and every actor in the film has been hailed. ‘Sanju’ has set the Australia Box Office on fire.
‘Sanju’ has an ensemble star cast with the likes of Ranbir playing the titular role of Dutt. It stars Sonam Kapoor, Dia Mirza, Paresh Rawal, Manisha Koirala, Anushka Sharma, Karishma Tanna, Jim Sarbh to name a few. Ranbir has put in a lot of hard work to completely transform himself into looking like the real-life Dutt.
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According to latest reports on BoxofficeIndia.com, the Shashanka Ghosh directorial has raked in another Rs 5.25 crore which has taken the total collection of the film to Rs 40.25 in just four days.
Although the storyline and the bond between the female leads in the film have been the high point of the film, actress Swara hit headlines for her masturbation scene in the movie. The scene did not go down well with the Twitterati and she was brutally trolled for the post. However, the actress shot back with a reply which read, “Looks like a certain IT cell sponsored the tickets- or definitely the tweets !!!!”.
Alia says she always looks for a relatability factor in her films. “Unconventional can also be conventional and commercial if it connects with people. It is essential somewhere to maintain that balance. I was hoping this film (‘Raazi’) strikes a balance and I am happy it did. It also makes me believe in the choices that I make as an actor,” Alia said.
Citing the example of her last release, Alia says she worked like a crazy person and shot for 16 hours a day as they had to make it in a certain kind of budget.
“Now that the film is being appreciated it all feels worth it. But that doesn’t mean my struggles are over. It will continue as I will have to prove myself with every film. Alia’s latest film Raazi has earned approximately Rs 102 crore at the box office.
“As an actor you are never confident but you are always hopeful about it. I am grateful to the audience for the love. It gives me confidence to pick up more films like this in future,” she said about the film’s success.
In the Meghna Gulzar-directed film, Alia played the role of Sehmat Khan, an Indian spy, who marries a Pakistani Army officer, essayed by Vicky Kaushal during the 1971 Indo-Pak war. She has an interesting slate of films lined up including Zoya Akhtar’s Gully Boy, Karan Johar’s home production Kalank and Brahmastra with Ranbir Kapoor.
One Instagram user trolled the actress for marrying a man who was two years younger than her. “2 sal chota hai tumse angad bedi.. husband nehi bhai hai tumhara… rakhi phaenao,” he wrote.
Not one to take such things lying down, Neha had a fitting response for the troll. She replied to his comment with, “Thanks for the advise buddy! Now do me a favour … go get a life!”
Angad and Neha tied the knot in a traditional Sikh ceremony in Delhi on May 10. The media did not get a whiff of the wedding, and it came as quite a surprise, when the couple announced on their social media accounts that they were now hitched.
In a joint statement, Angad and Neha announced, “Marrying your best friend is one of the greatest feelings in the world, and we are extremely fortunate to have found love in each other. It has been a beautiful journey knowing each other and after formalising the wedding earlier this year, today, we exchanged our vows in a beautifully simple, private and intimate Anand Karaj ceremony in Delhi.”
Shekhar Kapur, who heads the jury this year, said that he was stunned by the quality of films, especially those in regional cinema, that were nominated this for the National Film Awards in 2018.
Amit V Masurkar’s Newton won the Best Hindi Language Feature Film award. Pankaj Tripathi, who was lauded for his performance in the same film, received a Special Mention from the jury at the 65th National Film Awards. Sridevi, who passed away in February this year due to accidental drowning, was named Best Actress for Mom. The Dadasaheb Phalke Award this year was for Vinod Khanna. Khanna breathed his last on April 27 lat year. The jury, while pointing out his impressive body of work, mentioned how the actor was a ‘gentleman’ before a superstar. The 65th National Film Awards saw regional cinema dominating the winners list. AR Rahman won the Best Music Director award for his work in Mani Ratnam’s Tamil film Kaatru Veliyidayi. SS Rajamouli’s Baahubali: The Conclusion picked up three trophies at the National Film Awards this year.
The film has collected around Rs 2.81 crore on its opening day, which is decent enough for a niche genre like black comedy in India.
In the film, Irrfan plays the character of Dev who is so engrossed in his work that he can barely make time for his wife. One day, when he decides to surprise her by going home early with a bouquet of flowers, he is left shocked to watch his wife in bed with her ex-lover.
While in the most stereotypical way, a man would opt for two options — either kill his wife or kill his wife’s lover, Irrfan’s character decides to blackmail the wife’s lover. Portraying the unusual and complex role with ease, Irrfan has been receiving appreciation from all quarters.
Veere Di Wedding is an upcoming 2018 Indian Hindi female buddy comedy film, directed by Shashanka Ghosh. Kareena Kapoor Khan’s last film Ki & Ka released around this time two years ago and more than two years later, Kareena will be making her appearance on the silver screen with Rhea Kapoor, Nikhil Dwivedi and Ekta Kapoor’s Veere Di Wedding. The film is a multistarrer as it also stars Sonam Kapoor, Swara Bhasker, Shikha Talsania and Sumeet Vyas.
The project was officially announced in June 2016. The project was delayed due to Kareena Kapoor’s pregnancy.
Salman Khan’s film ‘Race 3’ is is touted to be bigger and better than the previous two instalments. Recent reports from ‘Race 3’ suggest that the makers are looking to sell the India theatrical rights of the film for a whopping price of Rs. 140 crores.
However, when a daily got in touch with the co-producer of the film, Ramesh Taurani, he rubbished all such reports. He said that the team has not yet locked a plan on how to release ‘Race 3’. Once they complete with the shoot they will decide on the release of the film and how to go about the same. Though Ramesh Taurani has rubbished the rumours, trade sources within the industry state that the production house is currently in talks with few distributors for the film. Directed by Remo D’Souza the action flick also stars Jacqueline Fernandez, Saqib Saleem, Anil Kapoor and Daisy Shah. ‘Race 3’ is all set for an Eid release on June 15, 2018
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Katrina Kaif, recently confirmed that she plans to write an autobiography and has already started working toward it. Being a complete outsider and a foreign national, Katrina Kaif successfully metamorphosed into the numero uno Bollywood actress that we have today.
Katrina’ career has spanned nearly 15 years till date. Speaking about the backlash she received during this time she said, “You need to have a balanced attitude to life, need to accept that failures, hardships and hard times -for me definitely – they are the biggest teachers. They (failures) are the biggest steps. Once you get there, then you reach higher. You need them. Hardship and failures taught me to evolve and reach the next step,” she said.
Raid released on March 16, minted Rs 5.36 crore on Wednesday, taking the total collection to Rs 58.39 crore. It seems that the film, which is inspired by the real-life IT raids that were conducted by the officers of the Indian Revenue Service in the 1980s, is benefitting from good word of mouth promotion.
Ajay said that audience’s exposure to the world has opened up the opportunity to explore for actors. “The fact that the audience has evolved gives us a lot of leverage. Earlier subject movies couldn’t make because the audience didn’t like it. Now people have started liking different subjects. Audience knows what is happening across the globe and it widens our horizon as well,” the actor said.
Apart from Ajay, the film also starred Saurabh Shukla and Ileana D’cruz in the lead roles.
After Sridevi’s untimely death, Madhuri Dixit Nene had been approached to play the role initially meant for Sridevi in the film.
Janhvi, who is currently shooting for her debut film Dhadak, took to Instagram to confirm the developments. She wrote: “Dad, Khushi and I are thankful to Madhuriji for now being a part of this beautiful film.”
Karan Johar had planned Shiddat with Sridevi, but his dreams were shattered by the actress’ sudden demise.
“Shiddat was going to star Sridevi, Sanjay Dutt, Varun Dhawan and Alia Bhatt as the lead characters. It was to be directed by Abhisek Varman, who directed Hasee Toh Phansi for Karan Johar’s Dharma Productions.
She has already started work on her second book. It comes as no surprise to know that Pooja’s second is on her father.
Confirming this Pooja says, “Yes, I’ve already started work on my second book. It’s on my father.” Before plunging into writing a book on her father, Pooja had a discussion with him on the subject, and went ahead with it only after he gave her the go-ahead. “Integrity courage and passion are what I’ve inherited from my father,” says Pooja.
This will be one interesting read!
First Bollywood project to be based on an Income Tax raid, Raid is helmed by Raj Kumar Gupta. The Ajay Devgn, Ileana D’Cruz and Saurabh Shukla starrer Raid is hitting theatres on March 16.
Ajay Devgn in the role of Amay Patnaik, a Tax Officer who is hell-bent on curbing the problem of tax evasion in his area. On the other side is the masterful Saurabh Shukla in the role of a wealthy goon, who goes by the name of Tauji. Ileana D’Cruz is playing the role of Devgn’s wife.
Raid is said to be inspired by real-life Income Tax raids conducted in the 80s.
Another thing that has stood out in the Raid trailer is the way Shukla and Devgn have imbibed the local language of Northern India to deliver more relatable performances.
Ashutosh Gowariker new film starring Sanjay Dutt, Arjun Kapoor and Kriti Sanon, Panipat will be produced by Sunita Gowariker and Rohit Shelatkar.
This will be Arjun’s first period film, and he notes on Twitter: ‘Proud to bring the valour of the Maratha warriors to the big screen! Here’s the first Teaser Poster of Panipat.’
Ashutosh, who has made historicals like Lagaan, Jodha Akbar, share the posters on Twitter.
The film will release on December 6, 2019.
Have a look at some lesser known facts about the warrior queen who has always intrigued history buffs…
1) Padmavati was a legendary 13th-14th century Indian Queen, who was also known as Padmini.
2) Padmavati who was a skilled warrior was from Singhal kingdom, which today is known as Sri Lanka.
3) She had a talking parrot called Hiramani who was her close confidant. In fact, according to Padmavat, it was Hiramani, who sang praises of her beauty to King Ratan Singh of Chittor.
4) The princess had set out a condition for anyone who wished to marry her. They had to defeat a designated fighter in a sword fight in order to win her hand in marriage. Ratan Singh agreed to the condition. He fought with the sword fighter and won. Interestingly, it was the brave princess Padmini, who was in disguise as the fighter.
5) When Ratan Sen banished his Raj Purohit Raghav Chetan for fraud. To seek revenge Raghav Chetan went to the court of ruler Alauddin Khilji of Delhi Sultanate and informed him about Rani Padmavati’s exceptional beauty. The Sultan was enamored by the descriptions of Padmavati’s beauty and wanted to see it for himself.
6) Alauddin Khilji sent a word to Maharawal Ratan Singh that he wish to see the Queen and witness her beauty for real. Alauddin was known to be one of the most powerful rulers and sensing the danger his kingdom would be under if he rejects the proposal, Ratan Singh agreed. However, the brave Queen Padmini suggested he can see her reflection instead. Upon seeing her reflection, Khilji got completely obsessed with Rani Padmini and fell in love with her.
7) He even attacked the kingdom of Chittorgarh and captured Ratan Singh. He sent a message to Padmini that the king would be released if she agrees to go along with him.
8) But Rani Padmini sent out 800 troops to rescue her husband. The troops were successful in rescuing the king.
9) However, Ratan Singh lost his life in a battle that soon ensued and Alauddin Khilji ordered his forces to invade Chittor and capture Padmini and other women of Chittor. while Khilji sent his army of men to capture them, Rani Padmini along with the other women boldly walked down the secret passage linked from Chittor fort into the Jauhar Kund. Legend has it that Rani Padmini was the first one to jump into the Jauhar Kund.
This movie poster has released earlier this week. Brace yourselves as the makers have now unveiled the official trailer of the Rajkummar starrer.
Rajkummar Rao is playing anti-hero for the first time, essays the role of Omar Saeed Sheikh, one of the deadliest terrorists.
Omerta is the horrifying true story of one of the most dreaded terrorists of our times. Recent history including the 9/11 world trade center attacks, the 26/11 Mumbai terror strike and the brutal beheading of American journalist Daniel Pearl, ‘Omerta’ is a thriller that looks into the journey of an evil mind.
Irrfan Khan was admitted to Kokilaben Hospital. He is suffering from Brain Cancer.
The actor on Monday said he is suffering from a rare disease, and that he will share details when there is a conclusive diagnosis.
In a Twitter post, the 51-year-old actor said he and his family were jolted by the development, and requested fans and followers to not speculate on his health.
His post read: “Sometimes you wake up with a jolt with life-shaking you up. The last fifteen days, my life has been a suspense story. Little had I known that my search for rare stories would make me find a rare disease. I have never given up and have always fought for my choices and always will. My family and friends are with me and we are working it out the best way possible.
The Renowned Duo Of Sufi Music Industry Wadali Brothers losses Pyare lal Wadali.
Pyare lal wadali was 75 and died due to Heart Attack Yesterday In Amritsar
Mubarakan is an upcoming Indian romantic comedy film, directed by Anees Bazmee and produced by Sony Pictures Network Productions, Murad Khetani and Ashwin Varde.
Director: Anees Bazmee
Production company: Sony Pictures Networks Productions
Release date: 28th July, 2017
Music director: Badshah, Meet Bros, Nitz ‘N’ Sony
Murad Khetani’s Cine1 Studios
Written by : Balwinder, Rupinder, Gurmmeet, Rajesh Chawla
Mubarakan is an upcoming Indian romantic comedy film, directed by Anees Bazmee and produced by Sony Pictures Network Productions, Murad Khetani and Ashwin Varde.
Anil Kapoor and Arjun Kapoor will portray their real-life relationship of uncle and nephew in the film.
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