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Anushka Sharma absents from ‘…L’il Champs’



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Mumbai, Aug 1: Actress Anushka Sharma skips “Sa Re Ga Ma Pa L’il Champs” due to ill health where she had to promote her forthcoming film “Jab Harry Met Sejal.”

Anushka tweeted: “Please excuse me ‘… Li’l champs’. It’s my loss that my ill health has kept me away from having fun on the show with you today… Lots of love.”

Anushka fell ill after the promotion of romantic drama in Varanasi with superstar Shah Rukh Khan and filmmaker Imtiaz Ali.The three also tasted ‘paan’ from a 70-year-old shop.

The team is promoting films in different cities which includes Ludhiana, Jalandhar, Jodhpur and Jaipur.

Presented by Red Chillies Entertainment, “Jab Harry met Sejal” is going to release on Friday, August 4.

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Marital status doesn’t affect box office figures, says Rani Mukerji




Mumbai, March 24: Actress Rani Mukerji is overwhelmed with the response she has got for her comeback film “Hichki” and says that the kind of love audiences have showered on the movie proves that good cinema and performance is the only thing that matters and not marital status or parenthood.

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“Hichki” marks Rani’s comeback to acting after a gap of four years. The film raked in Rs 3.30 crore on day one, a statement said.


Ecstatic over the response, Rani said: “All my life, I have tried to entertain, tried to spread love and happiness to my fans and audiences through my films. Their happiness made me happy, motivated me. Yesterday, I felt the same emotions that I had faced when my first film released.

“I was nervous. I was jittery. My first love is acting. Nothing gives me as much joy than being on the set of my film. I chose marriage when I wanted to.”

The actress, who has a daughter Adira, 2, says she chose motherhood and “I chose to prioritise these for four years before I again chose to return to my passion wanting to feel the rush of challenging myself with a truly remarkable role.”

On the first day of the film’s release, Rani felt like it was a “do or die test”.

“I did draw courage from the success stories of the outstanding artists who decided to settle down and then returned with great comebacks but deep down I was nervous that if I fail, I would be forever succumbing to the archaic stereotypes to the same hichkis that have been prevalent for so many years” she said.

“With the incredible love that audiences have showered on ‘Hichki’ and on me, they have proven that for them good cinema and good performance is the only thing that matters – not marital status, not parenthood,” added an emotional Rani.

The actress, 40, says that the audiences have celebrated working mothers and that she will be forever thankful to them.

In “Hichki”, Rani plays the character of Naina Mathur who suffers from Tourette syndrome that forces an individual to make involuntary repetitive movements or sounds.

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The Siddharth P. Malhotra directorial focuses on turning disadvantages into opportunities and staring down at challenges that life throws at one and ultimately winning over them.

“This box office validation gives me incredible confidence to continue my journey as a working mother who can aim to balance her professional and personal life to a T,” Rani concluded.


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Happy B’day Emraan Hashmi: 5 Films which proves he’s more than Bollywood’s serial kisser




New Delhi, March 24: It’s Emraan Hashmi’s birthday today. He is right now considered as one of the popular actors of Bollywood.

He was crowned as the ‘serial kisser’ in his initial years in Bollywood, especially after a slew of films such as ‘Murder’, ‘Zeher’, ‘Aashiq Banaya Aapne’ and ‘Gangster’.

Besides, carrying a serial kisser image, the actor also surprised everyone with his performances in the films like Gangster, Awarapan, Shanghai, Azhar, Once Upon A Time In Mumbaai, Hamari Adhuri Kahani and so on.

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He started his acting career with 2003 film Footpath but rose to fame with Murder. He has done a different kind of roles. From playing a playboy in Murder to portraying an ardent lover in Hamari Adhuri Kahani, Emraan never shied away from experimenting.

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The nephew of Mahesh Bhatt, and cousin to Alia Bhatt, Hashmi is married to Praveen Shahani and has a son named Ayaan, who was born in 2010.

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The actor has gone through a tragedy of life for his son Ayan. Reportedly, Emraan’s son Ayan had suffered from Cancer. Well, after finding that an 8-year-old son is having a deadly disease, Emraan and his wife Parveen fought hard to take him out of danger.



Finally, they beat cancer at a very first stage. We must say that Emraan Hashmi has experienced the worst nightmare of his life.

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He is the man who, to a large extent, broke the conventional boundaries of what could be shown on screen with his steamy kisses and bedroom scenes. He is,however, first and foremost, a brilliant actor whose versatility is in the ability to adapt to the change his characters undergo within the film, and convey the depth of the plot, and romance the leading ladies in an erotic manner.

As the Versatile actor has turned 39 today, here’s his 5 best roles which proved the actor was a performer and not just a kisser!

1. Gangster

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The under-cover policeman: Hashmi first played this role in ‘Gangster’, but goes on to play this type of character in ‘Jannat 2’ as well. Both roles are vastly different from each other.

From a lounge singer to an undercover cop, Hashmi makes a sly switch from smitten to self-seeking in the deftly executed Gangster.And his performance was worthy of an applause.

2. Awarapan

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This one remains as one of the most favorite movies of Hashmi ‘the performer’. Directed by Mohit Suri, Awarapan in 2007 broke the kissing jinx for Hashmi and put him in the business as one angry young fella willing to take a chance with life.

If you really haven’t watched this comforting piece of cinema, go watch it for its amazing music, dialogues and the beautiful background score.

3. Jannat

In the classic tale of greed and destruction, Hashmi plays a match fixer engaging in all kinds of frauds to make fast cash. How it eventually ruins his personal life is what the drama with a breezy soundtrack is all about.

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Despite the predictability of it all, Hashmi’s roguish grin and flaky manners make it work.

4. Once Upon a Time in Mumbaai

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Making a mark in front of an actor like Ajay Devgn is not an easy task, but Emraan played the role of Shoeb brilliantly. The actor was amazing in this film, but as it was a massy film, his acting talent was ignored.

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5. Hamari Adhuri Kahani

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This is the best of Emraan Hashmi till date. A matured role performed wonderfully by the actor. Believe us, if not awards, the actor at least deserved Best Actor awards nomination.

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The way he had handled his character, we are sure every woman would have fallen for him. But, ‘HAK’ was a flop at the box office, and once again Emraan didn’t get his due appreciation as an actor.

Here’s wishing the loverboy Emraan Hashmi a very Happy Birthday!!


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Important for celebrities to speak up, bring change: Deepika Padukone



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Actress Deepika Padukone at the launch of a survey conducted by The Live Love Laugh (TLLLFoundation) Foundation in New Delhi, on March 23, 2018.

New Delhi, March 24: As multiple Bollywood films are celebrating how weaknesses can be turned into strengths, leading actress Deepika Padukone says it is important for celebrities to use their place of influence and power to bring about change in society.

“I think it is extremely important for those who are in positions of influence or power to bring about social change. It is extremely important for them to speak up about whatever issue it might be,” Deepika told news agency IANS in interview.

Of late, film actors and filmmakers are attempting storylines which have a strong underlying message that can bring change in society. The latest example is Rani Mukerji’s “Hichki”, which talks about how a woman with Tourette Syndrome, a neuropsychiatric disorder, makes it her strength and becomes a teacher.

Deepika, one of Bollywood’s top-earning actresses, believes people can see if you do not have genuine connect or if it is not authentic.

“For many years, people always said, ‘You know you are successful, you should do work in social sectors as well or associate with an NGO’. There were so many options (for me), but I didn’t feel like I was being honest to them.

“It didn’t come naturally to me until I came across mental health, also because of my personal experience,” said the actress, who had earlier opened up about her battle with depression.

She feels speaking up for a cause has to be an “organic” process.

“I don’t think there is any fixed time as to when one should do it. I think you should do it when you feel it is right.”

Deepika was here along with her mother and younger sister to launch a report on Public Perception Towards Mental Health in India by her foundation The Live Love Laugh Foundation (TLLLF), which aims to reduce the stigma around mental health.

The report’s findings indicate that a majority of people feel that mental illness is still considered a severe disorder like schizophrenia and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder.

But are celebrities not more prone to depression and stress, especially when they are constantly under the scanner, more so with the emergence of social media?

“No. I think I have understood the correlation between consumption of social media and when it helps. I always believed that whatever you consume, you consume in moderation.

“If you consume too much, it could have various sorts of impact, not just on your mental health but physical health too. I know people who are up at social media in the wee hours and probably letting it eat up their sleep time.

“As long as anything that you consume, whether it is social media or otherwise, is done in moderation, and you are aware about your social health, I think you are on the right path,” said the 32-year-old.

At the end of the day, the only thing that matters to her is “peace of mind”.

Deepika said she wants to see India as the happiest nation in the world.

“My vision for the Foundation is that we become the happiest country in the world. I see Bhutan having their happiness minister, and even some of the Scandinavian countries have the highest rate of mental happiness and I want India to be there, sooner or later,” she signed off.


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