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Amir Khan’s Dangal tax free in Delhi

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New Delhi, Jan 5: Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia announced that Amir Khan’s Dangal declared tax free in Delhi.

Sisodia said it is an “inspiring movie” to promote sports-sprit.

Dangal already has been tax-free in Haryana and Uttar Pradesh.

The film, based on the life of wrestler Mahavir Singh Phogat and directed by Nitesh Tiwari which is released on December 23 in the theatres.

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Would love to do Prem Chopra’s role from ‘Do Anjaane’, says Sharman Joshi

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Mumbai, Dec 16: Actor Sharman Joshi, son-in-law of veteran actor Prem Chopra, says he would love to essay the role of the senior actor from the film “Do Anjaane”.

“Do Anjaane”, starring Amitabh Bachchan and Rekha, released in 1976. Prem Chopra had won a Filmfare Best Supporting Actor Award for it too.

“I would like to play his role from ‘Do Anjaane’. It was such a remarkable film and his character was amazing. I think, Prem Chopra got many awards for that film and that is the film I would like to do,” Sharman said at a celebration for Prem Chopra’s 60 years in the film industry here on Thursday.

Sharman, who was there with his wife Prerana, also lauded his father-in-law as a thorough professional and exceptional human being.

“He is an exceptional professional and human being. I am really fortunate to know him at such a personal level. I’ve spent many evenings with him and I have had the pleasure of hearing some wonderful anecdotes.

“I’ve been able to watch him closely as a human being and learn so much and inspire myself. In fact, I have tried to imbibe and live a life that he has lived — one of complete discipline, hard work, perseverance and determination. I am very proud of him.”

Celebrities like Jeetendra, Rakesh Roshan, Sharman Joshi with his wife Prerana Chopra, Indra Kumar, Harish Kumar and Mukesh Rishi graced the party.

Rakesh said: “It is such a huge achievement for Prem Chopra. And for all of us, an example. He has been in the industry for such a long time and still working. He is such a lovely man, just like his name. We are really good friends. I wish him a long run ahead.”

Prem Chopra was last seen on-screen in comedy drama “Patel Ki Punjaabi Shaadi”.

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We have wronged Mahira Khan, says Rahul Dholakia

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Mumbai, Dec 15: Filmmaker Rahul Dholakia, who directed Mahira Khan in the 2017 film “Raees”, says Indians have “wronged” the Pakistani actress.

While Mahira was in Dubai for the Masala! Awards 2017, Mahira spoke to film news platform Bollywood Hungama, and said: “Whether it was Shah Rukh Khan or Rahul or Ritesh Batra or Farhan Akhtar, they all have been so amazing. At the end of the day, it’s about films, which is bigger than all of us combined. The film needed to be released. The film had to do well. They were all amazing. They still are.”

Dholakia found it “so sweet”.

He shared the link of her interview on Twitter on Friday, and commented: “Somewhere I feel we have wronged her. Our people forgot that she is an artist, not the enemy! We took away her right as an actor! Unfair. Mahira Khan you are wonderful and thank you for being a part of ‘Raees’.”

Mahira came to India last year to shoot for the film alongside Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan.

However, she was not allowed to attend the promotional events of the film in India after a ban was imposed by some groups on Pakistani artistes to work in India.

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Sunny Leone excited to get adventurous with ‘Man Vs Wild’

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Mumbai, Dec 15: Actress Sunny Leone, who will host the Indian version of “Man Vs Wild”, says she will try to add her own style of fun and humour to the show.

Sunny is also excited about showcasing her adventurous side as host of the mega-popular survival series “Man Vs Wild”. The Hindi version titled “Man Vs Wild with Sunny Leone” will be telecast in Hindi on the soon-to-be-launched channel Discovery JEET.

“I’m extremely excited to be part of such a popular show and the channel – Discovery JEET. This will give me a chance to showcase my adventurous side, which has never been seen before by television viewers,” Sunny said in a statement.

Slated for an early 2018 premiere, the series will feature the “Ragini MMS 2” star hosting as well as undertaking several difficult stunts.

The original show features host Bear Grylls sharing survival strategies in extreme conditions, while navigating through some of the world’s most remote locations.

“While no one can do what Bear Grylls does, I will try to add my own style of fun and humour to the show,” she added.

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