When 'Dance+ Season 6' paid tribute to choreographer Remo D'Souza through their performances, where they showed how he had started from ground zero and became famous because of his unique dancing style, he broke down.
He said: "Whatever I am today, I am because of every single person standing here. I am speechless after this tribute performance. It took me back to my golden days, my struggling days. My entire life flashed in front of my eye because of this 10-minute performance. It has made me emotional. I don't have words to compliment this wonderful performance."
The episode also saw director-choreographer Farah Khan, along with the cast of the popular television show 'Ghum Hai Kisikey Pyaar Meiin' -- Neil Bhatt, Ayesha Singh and Aishwarya Sharma -- joining Remo for the semi-final and cheering up the contestants.
Farah also got emotional and said: "I am grateful that I came here and witnessed this. It is amazing to see how Remo has come a long way and inspired millions of people. It is not possible for everyone to have a huge heart and win over people. Remo has truly made the lives of a lot of people around him, which is extremely commendable and deserves a salute."
She added: "Films and shows come and go! But the way Remo has supported and encouraged people around him has made his legacy stronger. It is the most beautiful legacy."
Remo D'Souza was also seen shaking legs on the popular song 'Muqabala' of 'Street Dancer 3D'. The episode also witnesses a final showdown performance between the top 3 contestants of this season.
('Dance+ Season 6' is streaming on Disney+ Hotstar.)
India reported 13,058 new Covid cases on Tuesday, the lowest in 231 days, and 164 deaths in the last 24 hours, according to Union Health Ministry data.
With the new fatalities, the overall death toll has increased to 4,52,454.
The recovery of 19,470 patients in the same period has increased the cumulative tally of recovered patients to 3,34,58,801.
India's recovery rate stands at 98.14 per cent, currently at its highest peak since March 2020.
The active caseload presently is 1,83,118, lowest since March 2020, which constitute 0.54 per cent of the country's total positive cases.
The testing capacity across the country continues to be expanded. In the last 24 hours, a total of 11,81,314 tests were conducted. India has conducted over 59.31 crore cumulative tests so far.
While the testing capacity has been enhanced across the country, the weekly positivity rate at 1.36 per cent remains less than 3 per cent for the last 116 days.
The daily positivity rate has been reported to be 1.11 per cent. It has remained below 3 per cent in the past 50 days and below 5 per cent in the last 133 days.
With the administration of 87,41,160 vaccine doses in the last 24 hours, India's Covid-19 vaccination coverage has exceeded 98.67 crore as per provisional reports.
This has been achieved through 97,44,653 sessions.
According to the Health Ministry, more than 10.42 crore Covid-19 vaccine doses are still available with the States/UTs to be administered.
Actors Shreyas Talpade and Rajpal Yadav are set to entertain the audience with their impeccable comedy tropes in their upcoming family drama 'Mannu Aur Munni ki Shaadi'.
In recent years, Bollywood has seen a significant drop in feel-good movies. 'Mannu Aur Munni ki Shaadi' promises to fill this void and deliver a clean comedy to infuse the hearts of the audience with joy and laughter.
What's more? The film will mark the reunion of Shreyas Talpade and Rajpal Yadav, the duo which has enthralled the audience with their comedy in films such as 'Apna Sapna Money Money'. The film also stars Kanika Tiwari as its female lead.
Helmed by debutant director Deepak Sisodia, 'Mannu Aur Munni Ki Shaadi' promises a hearty mix of comedy, romance, emotions and has a twist at its core.
Talking about family dramas, Deepak said: "I always wanted to debut with a family entertainer which didn't have double meaning jokes, a rare occurrence in Bollywood today.
"I believe laughter is the best gift you can give to the audience and 'Mannu Aur Munni Ki Shaadi' has it in abundance. The film will make you laugh and cry at the same time."
Business magnate and producer, Tinku Quraishi said: "Our motive was to entertain the audience. So, when Deepak approached us with this unique story which was both entertaining and educative, we immediately agreed to back the film."
Adding that there are also other films of similar genre lining up the slate of his production house, he said: "There is a slew of other films which belong to the same genre and we will be working on them soon."
Directed by Deepak Sisodia and penned by Mahesh Rooniwal, 'Mannu Aur Munni Ki Shaadi' is produced by Tinku Quraishi, under his banner, Akki Productions and is co-produced by Amir Qureshi.
Japanese tennis ace and four-time major winner, Naomi Osaka, has shared stunning pictures of her vacationing in Mykonos in Greece, as she celebrates her 24th birthday with her family and friends in the island paradise.
Osaka, who turned 24 on October 16, posted several pictures of her on social media and tweeted, "24, Kobe year. Thank you for all the birthday wishes. When I was younger it was just my sister and parents who wished me a happy birthday, now a few years later to have people all over the world doing the same…It feels surreal. I'm so extremely thankful, honored and blessed."
The American former world No.1, who has taken an indefinite break from the game due to mental health issues, recently dropped out of the top-10 for the first time since winning the 2018 US Open title.
The Japanese player, earlier this year, had pulled out of the French Open and Wimbledon citing mental health concerns.
Osaka posted pictures on Instagram, where she is seen posing in front of the Temple of Isis on the Greek island of Delos, located just off Mykonos. In another picture, she is seen enjoying her vacation in Mykonos, while in an eye-catching picture, she is seen sitting on a luxury yacht.
According to greekreporter.com, "Mykonos remains a hub of global luxury tourism, where international travelers can experience a slice of Grecian paradise. Mykonos is a popular destination for celebrities due to its unrivaled cosmopolitan atmosphere, fine dining and luxury accommodations, and famous nightlife."
In the last 24 hours, India registered 13,596 new Covid-19 cases, which was the lowest single-day spike in 230 days, according to the Union Health Ministry's latest update on Monday.
In the same period, there were 166 new fatalities, which increased the overall death toll to 4,52,290.
The recovery of 19,582 patients in the last 24 hours has increased the cumulative tally of recovered patients to 3,34,39,331.
Consequently, India's recovery rate stands at 98.12 per cent, which currently at its highest peak since March 2020.
The active caseload has fallen below 2 lakh mark and is presently at 1,89,694, which is lowest in 221 days.
The active cases presently constitute 0.56 per cent of the country's total positive cases.
The testing capacity across the country continues to be expanded. The last 24 hours saw a total of 9,89,493 tests being conducted.
India has so far conducted over 59.19 crore cumulative tests.
Meanwhile, the weekly positivity rate at 1.37 per cent has remained less than 3 per cent for the last 115 days now.
The daily positivity rate at 1.37 per cent has also remained below 3 per cent for 49 days and less than 5 per cent for 132 consecutive days.
With the administration of 12,05,162 vaccine doses in the last 24 hours, India's Covid-19 inoculation coverage has exceeded 97.79 crore. This has been achieved through 96,88,300 sessions.
This week of 'Bigg Boss 15' has witnessed many moments of conflicts, verbal wars and contestants have tried to demonstrate their power in the 'Bigg Boss' jungle.
However Jay Bhanushali, Akasa Singh, Tejasswi Prakash, and Vishal Kotian became the first four contestants to enter the main house.
Beside this Afsana has fought many of her fellow contestants this week and said some things that have brought down the wrath of 'Bigg Boss' on her. Thus the 'Weekend Ka Vaar' episode started with Afsana Khan facing Salman's wrath for her terrible behaviour.
Now the second day of 'Weekend Ka Vaar' is going to be special with a starry evening. Veteran singer Bappi Lahiri, filmmaker Farah Khan along with comedian, writer and YouTube personality Bhuvan Bam will be seen as celebrity guests.
While contestants will be dancing on the popular tracks of Bappi Lahiri, Farah will be giving some reality checks to the contestants. Afsana will be seen calling herself a fan of Bappi Lahiri and Salman pulling her leg by saying she is a female Bappi Lahiri.
Bhuvan will be seen interacting with the host and promoting his web show 'Dhindora'. Salman will also be giving some tasks to the contestants.
The first full trailer for 'The Batman', directed by Matt Reeves of 'The Planet of the Apes' franchise, and starring Robert Pattinson (most recently seen in Christopher Nolan's 'Tenet') as Gotham's 'caped crusader', was released at a DC Fandome virtual event on Saturday night.
Describing the "dark and gritty" film, Variety.com reports: "In a Gotham City saturated in rain and gloom, Pattinson's 'Batman', just a year into his reign as a costumed vigilante, attacks his enemies with a visceral, unhinged brutality that past live-action Batman movies never quite reached."
The film, it is speculated, pits Batman against the Riddler, played by Paul Dano ('12 Years A Slave'), but the trailer, although it begins with his arrest by the Gotham City police, is centred around the characters of Catwoman, played by Zoe Kravitz ('Big Little Lies') and an unrecognisable Colin Farrell, transformed by prosthetics to become Oswald Cobblespot a.k.a. Penguin, earlier most memorably essayed by Danny DeVito.
Jeffrey Wright, who was seen in action in 'No Time to Die', appears as Gotham City Police Department chief, James Falcone, and James Turturro from 'The Transformers' films as Carmine Falcone. The movie has been slated for a March 4, 2022, release in US theatres.
Telugu megastar Chiranjeevi has been busy with a few upcoming interesting projects in the pipeline. His upcoming action-drama 'Acharya' has grabbed all the attention and is gearing up for a release soon.
Being a Koratala Siva's directorial, 'Acharya' also stars Chiranjeevi's son Ram Charan in one of the lead roles.
Apart from 'Acharya', Chiranjeevi is to appear in his upcoming movies 'Godfather' and 'Bhola Shankar'. Well, there are reports that Chiranjeevi is being approached to host a huge OTT talk show. With other actors like Balakrishna and Nagarjuna hosting shows, it was expected that Chiru would grab similar opportunities.
But, it seems like Chiranjeevi has rejected the offer to appear on OTT platforms for now. There are also talks going on, that he was offered a huge remuneration to appear in an upcoming web series that would be streamed on an OTT platform. But, hard luck, the producers had to back off with these trials, as the 'Acharya' actor is uninterested to take up OTT projects right now.
Chiranjeevi's folks report that he is keen to sign some movie projects after the completion of the current movies and hence could not allocate his time for OTT ventures. There are reports that Chiranjeevi would appear as a guest on AHA OTT's show- 'Unstoppable' which is being hosted by actor Nandamuri Balakrishna.
'Acharya' is touted to be an action-oriented drama, in which the father-son (Chiranjeevi and Ram Charan) duo is to share the screen for the first time in a full length film. Kajal Aggarwal is the female lead opposite Chiranjeevi and Pooja Hegde pairs up with Ram Charan. On the other hand, Chiru's 'Godfather', the Telugu remake of Malayalam hit 'Lucifer', is being shot at a fast pace.
India recorded 14,146 new cases of Covid-19 during the past 24 hours pushing the country's infection caseload to 3,40,67,719, even as the number of vaccinated people went past 97 crores, the Union Health Ministry said in an update on Sunday.
With 144 more fatalities, the death toll reached 4,52,124.
The active cases declined by 5,786 to stand at 1,95,846, the lowest in 220 days, which is now 0.57 per cent of the total caseload.
In the past 24 hours, 19,788 people recovered from the highly contagious virus, taking the total recovery count to 3,34,19,749, accounting for 98.10 per cent of the case tally. The death rate stood at 1.33 per cent.
The daily positivity rate was recorded at 1.29 per cent which has been below three per cent for the last 48 days. The weekly positivity rate, too, at 1.42 per cent was less than 3 per cent for the last 114 days.
Meanwhile, the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) said that till now 58.25 crore (59,09,35,381) samples have been tested for the coronavirus. Of this, 11,00,123 were tested on Saturday.
The country has so far administered 97,65,89,540 doses of the Covid-19 vaccine with 41,20,772 jabs being given in the past day.
The Health Ministry said that more than 101.7 crore (1,01,78,96,755) vaccine doses have been provided to the States and union territories. It further said more than 10.42 crore (10,42,45,455) balance and unutilized Covid Vaccine doses are still available with the States/UTs to be administered.
Aryan Khan's troubles with the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) may have dragged Shah Rukh Khan into the kind of spotlight he would have liked to avoid, but he himself is no stranger to controversies.
Stories about him date back to 1992, when he was just another new face with starry aspirations in Mumbai. That year, Shah Rukh Khan picked up a fight with a film journalist and got arrested for causing disorder in the office of the magazine that employed the target of his fury.
In an incident reported by Anupama Chopra in her book on SRK and which he himself later recounted in his interview with David Letterman, the then fledgling actor was upset that the journalist had written about an intimate scene involving Deepa Sahi and him for Ketan Mehta's acclaimed film 'Maya Membsaab'. Sahi, incidentally, is Mehta's wife.
"I'm gonna take off your clothes and make you stand naked with me. Would you find that funny?" SRK, in his Letterman interview, recalled having said to the journalist and then going on to create a scene, which ended up in his arrest. Seeing the state of the lockup inside the Bandra police station, Shah Rukh made peace with both the journalist and the cops.
In the intervening years, SRK had the Samajwadi Party baying for his blood after he declared (jokingly, he said later) at a public function, pointing to the then leading political operative, Amar Singh, that he could see 'darindagi' (evil intent) in his eyes.
Singh, who was then the influential general secretary of the Samajwadi Party, and was close to Amitabh Bachchan, among many other public figures, did not find it funny and vowed to humiliate SRK at an opportune moment. Matters came to a head and Samajwadi workers landed up outside SRK's home.
His daugther, Suhana, was so shaken by the incident that she started crying and this upset Shah Rukh so much that he went to town with his feeling. He said in an interview with an afternoon tabloid, "I am a Pathan and I am very, very, very, very protective about my family."
In 2012, after Kolkata Knight Riders beat Chennai Super Kings in the IPL final, an allegedly drunk SRK got into a scuffle in full public view with a security guard at Mumbai's Wankhede Stadium. In his defence, the superstar said the guard had stopped Suhana from joining the celebrations on the ground, but then he aggravated matters by verbally abusing the guard and officials of the Maharashtra Cricket Association (MCA), in full view of the television cameras around him.
A social media influencer promptly demanded that Shah Rukh be booked under the Juvenile Justice Act for using abusive language in the presence of children. The Mumbai Police filed an FIR and MCA banned his entry into the stadium, but after six years, the cops found no substance in the charges against SRK.
Even before the IPL took off, SRK got into the crosshairs of the Shiv Sena in 2010, when he said he found it "humiliating" that there was pressure on him to not bid for Pakistani cricketers for the Kolkata Knight Riders. The Pakistanis, he said, were the best T20 players in the world.
It provoked the late Bal Thackeray, Shiv Sena supremo and father of the present Maharashtra Chief Minister, Uddhav Thackeray, to threaten to prevent the screening of his just-released film, 'My Name is Khan'. The Bollywood fraternity jumped to SRK's defence and evetually the controversy died down.
When on the subject of 'My Name is Khan', how can we not remember the three occasions when SRK, not unlike the son of the film's protagonist who gets killed because of his Muslim surname, was held back for questioning by immigration officials in US airports.
It happened for the first time in 2008 at Newark's Liberty International Airport, then in New York City in 2012, and finally in Los Angeles in 2016. Of course, Shah Rukh was let off with profuse apologies on each occasion, but, as he tweeted in 2016, "to be detained at US immigration every damn time really really sucks". Apparently, a namesake of the superstar was on the lookout list of the US Immigration and Naturalisation Service.
As if the constant glare of controversy were not enough, even his palatial addresses have been attracting avoidable bad publicity. Mannat, SRK's six-storey bungalow overlooking the Arabian Sea from Land's End, Mumbai, has been dragged to courts by activists, unsuccessfully of course, for violating heritage laws as well as the coastal regulation zone rules.
Even his opulent beach-front mansion at Alibaug, the preferred address of Mumbai's rich and famous, has been embroiled in controversies. In 2018, it was attached by the Income-Tax Department, but the action was vacated by an appellate tribunal.
The company that purchased the land, which was registered in the names of SRK's mother-in-law and sister-in-law, was fined Rs 3.09 crore for being in violation of the Bombay Tenancy Act, which does not allow the conversion of agricultural land for non-agricultural uses.
It has been a red rag for green activists as well, who allege that it also violates the Coastal Regulation Zone provisions that disallow any construction within 500 metres of the high tide line.
L'affaire Aryan Khan may have come as a jolt that SRK may take a long time to recover from, but a row here and a controversy there have been constant companions of the superstar for as long as he has been in the public eye.
India reported a total of 15,981 fresh Covid cases and 166 deaths in the last 24 hours, the Union Health Ministry said in its latest update on Saturday.
The new fatalities increased the overall death toll to 4,51,980, the Ministry said, adding that the single-day cases have remained less than 20,000 for the last eight days.
The recovery of 17,861 patients in the last 24 hours has increased the cumulative tally of recovered patients to 3,33,99,961.
Consequently, India's recovery rate has also climbed to 98.08 per cent, currently at its highest peak since March 2020.
The active caseload is presently 2,01,632, which is the lowest in 218 days. Active cases presently constitute 0.59 per cent of the country's total positive cases, lowest since March 2020.
While testing capacity has been enhanced across the country, the weekly positive at 1.44 per cent remains less than 3 per cent for the last 113 days now.
The daily positivity rate stands at 1.44 per cent. The daily positivity rate has remained below 3 per cent for last 47 days and below 5 per cent for 130 consecutive days now.
With the administration of 8,36,118 vaccine doses in the last 24 hours, India's Covid inoculation coverage has exceeded 97.23 crore as per provisional reports till 7 a.m. on Saturday. This has been achieved through 96,05,482 sessions.
More than 101 crore vaccine doses have been provided to states/UTs so far via the Centre and through direct state procurement category.
More than 11.12 crore balance and unutilised oses are still available.