Actress Arshi Khan says she is upset after cyber bullies trolled her for wishing everyone on the Hindu festival of Ganesh Chaturthi.
"In India we all enjoy every festival with joy. My Hindu friends join me on the occasion of Eid and I celebrate Ganpati, Diwali with them. I don't see any issue here. But after I posted pictures of me celebrating Ganpati, people started objecting to it. Some said I'm doing it for publicity, others said it wasn't my festival. Some questioned my religion. I was literally shocked," says Arshi.
The actress feels those who create a rift between religions are actually not following God.
"Those who create fights and differences among people on basis of religion they actually don't belong to any religion. They don't follow any God," she says.
Arshi Khan is remember for participating in reality TV show 'Bigg Boss'. The actress will be next seen in Bollywood movie 'Trahimam'.
Vaani Kapoor has two films lined up for release now "Shamshera" and "Chandigarh Kare Aashiqui", and the actress says she is looking forward eagerly for her films to come out.
"I am just eager for all my films to come out and theatres to open and have 100 per cent occupancy because I personally also feel.... I have good films in hand and I love my movies and I am just hoping people can watch them," Vaani, whose latest release is "Bell Bottom", shared while speaking to IANS.
The 33-year-old actress is hopeful that people will like "Chandigarh Kare Aashiqui", which also stars Ayushmann Khurrana, and the Ranbir Kapoor starrer 'Shamshera'.
"I am trying not to take any pressure and hope that these films work. That's all," said the actress.
Richa Chadha is doing her bit to create awareness about Covid-19 through her initiative on social media. She says social media campaigns are a great way to reach many people at one go.
Richa has started a social media initiative 'The KINDry', which is a space to discuss happenings around. This time around, she has used her page to spread awareness about the pandemic and help people in maintaining Covid appropriate behaviour.
Richa said: "Social media campaigns are a great way to reach many people at one go and through The KINDry, my ultimate purpose is to educate people on covid appropriate behavior and encourage them to get vaccinated at the earliest."
Through her page, Richa urges people to get themselves vaccinated at the earliest and be prepared to face the worst possible situation mentally and physically.
She added: "The threat of the third wave of infections still persists and it is very important for people to maintain social distancing and stay at home. The second wave was devastating and a change in our behaviour is much needed."
Drawing a parallel with how the global footprint of Hollywood had impacted the French, German and Italian film industries, Bollywood actress Kangana Ranaut said at a recent media conference here that it must not be allowed to grow in India at the expense of regional cinema.
Kangana was in the national capital to promote the movie 'Thalaivii', which was released this Friday in Hindi, Tamil and Telugu. The movie is about the life of the late J. Jayalalithaa, who served as the Tamil Nadu Chief Minister for more than 14 years.
Kangana urged film exhibitors not to be impacted by Hollywood to such an extent that they start moving away from regional cinema. She said: "Like Hollywood has destroyed other industries, it is trying to overtake us. We must encourage regional cinema and promote dubbed versions of films in Malayalam or Tamil or Punjabi or other languages, than just showing the dubbed versions of 'Jungle Book' or 'Lion King'. This will be our contribution to the making of 'Atmanirbhar Bharat'."
When asked about that one quality of the late leader she would like to imbibe, Kangana said: "Her foremost trait was her strong determination, which enabled her to accept challenges and became the chief minister of Tamil Nadu."
South Indian mega star Rajinikanth's 'Annaatthe' will be released in theatres across the world on November 4. The first look of the movie is out. This will be a Deepavali release for Rajinikanth.
Directed by Siva, it will be a family action thriller, similar to the mega star's previous movies, 'Padayappa' and 'Arunachalam'.
Rajnikath's last film was 'Durbar', directed by A.R. Murugadoss, but it was not a big hit. Kollywood, which is what fans call the Tamil tinsel world, is expecting 'Annaatthe' to be a superhit, which is to be expected from the mega star.
The shooting of the movie was affected because of the Covid-19 pandemic. It was happening at Hyderabad's Film City in December 2020 when some of the crew members tested positive for Covid-19.
Nayanthara, popularly known as the 'Lady Super Star of South India', is acting in the movie. It is the second time since 'Durbar' that she has been paired opposite Rajnikanth.
Other members of the cast are Prakash Raj, Meena, Keerthi Suresh, Soori and Kushbu Sundar. The music for the movie has been scored by D. Imman.
Rajinikanth, who made his movie debut in K. Balachander's 'Apoorva Ragangal' in 1975, has acted in more than 160 films, apart from appearing in Hindi, Telugu, Malayalam, Kannada and Bengali movies. His major break came in Balachander's 'Moondru Mudichu'. There has been no looking back for Rajinikanth after this hit movie and he is considered as one of Indian cinema's leading stars.
New Delhi, Sep 9 (IANS) On her debut in 2015, Bhumi Pednekar took critics by surprise, and won awards, by playing an overweight bride who speaks up for her rights in the romantic comedy 'Dum Laga Ke Haisha'. Since then, Bhumi Pednekar has given a string of hits with meaningful cinema.
She has been seen in 'Toilet: Ek Prem Katha', 'Shubh Mangal Savdhaan', 'Saand Ki Aankh', 'Bala', 'Pati Patni Aur Woh' and 'Dolly Kitty Aur Woh Chamakte Sitare', and many more such critically acclaimed films.
But is Bhumi comfortable with the 'star tag? In an interview with IANS, the actress, who started out as an assistant to Shanoo Sharma, the casting director of Yash Raj Films, made the confession: "I am a little shy to call myself a star."
She insists she is an actor "who has received a lot of love". Bhumi said: "I think the definition of stardom has changed across different generations. But yes, I am grateful that my films are appreciated and people love me and I am going to continue doing whatever I do on and off screen."
Hindi cinema is known for its bigger-than-life films, but Bhumi has stood her ground on featuring only in 'message-driven films and calls herself fortunate.
"I have always been keen that my films should have a positive message along with entertainment, Bhumi said.
She added: "I feel that's how films in the future would also be. If someone is spending two hours watching a film, or my piece of content, it must lead to some kind of a positive change in their mindset."
As a public figure, Bhumi is doing her bit for the world too. In 2019, she launched the 'Climate Warrior' campaign to to raise awareness on environmental protection and global warming.
So, is it time for Hindi cinema to raise issues related to climate change and sustainable lifestyles, pat came the reply from Bhumi: "Yes! I feel it's high time that Hindi cinema starts showing a sustainable way of living in their films."
She added: "As a fraternity, we wake and I personally would like to believe that we are more conscious than other industries, but I still feel we aren't doing enough."
Bhumi, incidentally, has been named as India's first M.A.C global cosmetics brand ambassador because of her efforts towards climate conservation and sustainability and also her body of work.
In fact, she makes sure that the sets she works on do not use plastic bottles and single-use plastics as much as possible.
Bhumi concluded: "I know it's difficult, but I try to make my ecosystem as sustainable as possible. I do feel that we need narratives in films/movies that send out the message because they are the most powerful medium to get the message across to the masses."
Actress Katrina Kaif shared a stunning picture dressed in purple as she confessed her love for the country of Turkey, where she is shooting for the film 'Tiger 3'.
Katrina posted two pictures on Instagram. In the images, Katrina looks drop-dead gorgeous as she sports a boat-necked floral printed short dress. The actress' skin has a hint of golden glow as the sun rays fall her flawless skin.
Alongside the image, Katrina wrote: "(Turkey flag emoji) U have my (heart emoji)."
Katrina recently met Minister of Culture and Tourism of Turkey, Mehmet Nuri Ersoy along with Bollywood superstar Salman Khan.
The third instalment is directed by Maneesh Sharma. 'Tiger 3' was put on hold due to the global outbreak of Covid-19.
The first instalment 'Ek Tha Tiger' directed by Kabir Khan released in 2012. The second 'Tiger Zinda Hai' released in 2017 and was directed by Ali Abbas Zafar.
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Reality TV star and beauty mogul Kylie Jenner has confirmed that she is expecting her second child with partner Travis Scott.
Kylie announced on Instagram on Tuesday that she and Scott are expecting their second child together, reports people.com.
In a video announcing the news, Kylie holds up a positive pregnancy test before the clip cuts to Scott, hugging her belly. Next, the proud parents get in the car with their 3-year-old daughter Stormi for an OBGYN appointment.
Kylie and Scott beam as the doctor tells them that the baby is "a couple of days away from a heartbeat."
The 90-second clip also features the moment that Kylie (with the help of Stormi) tell her mother Kris Jenner that she is once again expecting.
As soon as Stormi hands Kris an envelope with some ultrasound photos, Kris said: "Wait a second...are you pregnant? Stormi, we're gonna have a baby! This is one of the happiest days of my life!"
Later in the video, Kylie celebrates her 24th birthday with her family and finally hears her baby's heartbeat at another ultrasound.
The video concludes with an adorable shot of Stormi kissing her mom's growing baby bump.
Kylie kept the caption of her post simple, opting for just a white heart and a pregnant woman emoji. She also tagged Scott.
Her sisters shared their excitement for the newest addition to the Kardashian-Jenner clan in the comments. "Crying this is so beautiful my blessed angel sister," wrote Kourtney Kardashian.
"Crying!!!!" Kim Kardashian added.
While Kendall Jenner said: "I can't handle it"
Bollywood superstar Akshay Kumar's mother Aruna Bhatia passed away on Wednesday morning.
Akshay took to Twitter to express his grief.
"She was my core. And today I feel an unbearable pain at the very core of my existence," he wrote.
The 53-year-old star said that his mother passed away peacefully.
"My maa... Smt Aruna Bhatia peacefully left this world today morning and got reunited with my dad in the other world. I respect your prayers as I and my family go through this period. Om Shanti," he wrote.
On Tuesday, Akshay had shared a health update about his mother and said that it was a "tough hour" for his family.
"Touched beyond words at your concern for my mom's health. This is a very tough hour for me and my family. Every single prayer of yours would greatly help," he wrote on Twitter.
Yami Gautam has a slew of films lined up such as 'Bhoot Police', 'Lost', 'Dasvi' and 'A Thursday'. The actress says she never wants to let go of the importance of judging a project based on its writing and that she always makes sure to remain true to herself while choosing a project.
Talking about her process before choosing a project, Yami said: "While reading a script, I always make sure to perceive it as a reader as well. If it can keep the audience inside me engaged, I know it will work on the screen."
She added: "As an actor, I never want to let go of the importance of judging a project basis its writing because you are as good as your script."
"I always make sure to remain true to myself while choosing a project."
The newly-wed actress says the "script needs to speak" to her.
"Following the first instinct, you get after reading a script always works," added the actress, who is married to filmmaker Aditya Dhar.
Ahead of the release of her forthcoming film "Thalaivii", actress Kangana Ranaut has urged the Maharashtra government to allow theatres to open up and "save" the film industry from "dying".
Kangana took to her Instagram Story to make the appeal. She said: "Cases in Maharashtra have declined requesting Maharashtra Government to #openupcinemas in Maharashtra and save the dying film industry and theatres business."
On Tuesday morning, she penned another note on her Instagram Story.
"In Maharashtra, restaurants, hotels, offices, local trains everything is open but movie theatres are shut because of Covid, according to Maharashtra government Covid only and only exclusively spreads in the movie theatres."
"Thalaivii", a biopic based on the life of late Tamil Nadu Chief Minister and former actress J. Jayalalithaa, will be released in Hindi, Tamil and Telugu.
It showcases the varied aspects of Jayalalithaa's life, tracing her journey as an actress at a young age to becoming the face of Tamil cinema, as well as the rise of the revolutionary leader who changed the course of the state's politics.
It is set to release in cinemas on September 10.