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Bangladesh chooses Irrfan Khan’s ‘Doob: No Bed of Roses’ for Oscars

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Irrfan Khan and Nusrat Imrose Tisha in 'Doob: No Bed of Roses'

Dhaka, Sep 24: Global star Irrfan Khan’s “Doob – No Bed of Roses”, which was once banned in Bangladesh, has been chosen as the country’s official entry for the Academy Awards 2019.

The Bangladesh Oscar Committee chose the movie as the entry for the best foreign language film category, reports variety.com.

In the film, Khan essays the role of a successful film-maker, Javed Hasan, who faces a midlife crisis when he has a tryst with his daughter’s childhood friend, Parno Mittra, causing a national scandal.

The India-Bangladesh co-production, written and directed by Mostofa Sarwar Farooki, features Rokeya Prachi as Irrfan’s wife, while Nusrat Imrose Tisha plays the role of daughter and Indian actress Parno Mittra plays her childhood friend.

In a statement about the film, Farooki had said he took inspiration from a real-life incident “which shook the very foundation of Bangladesh’s judgmental Muslim society” and “how women struggle in our society and find strength in despair”.

The film walked on a path full of thorns as it was banned in Bangladesh on the grounds that it might be based on revered real-life author and filmmaker Ahmed, who divorced his wife of 27 years and married an actress 33 years his junior.

The ban was eventually lifted and the film released in October 2017 in Bangladesh, France, India and Australia.

Bangladesh has yet to secure an Oscar nomination, though it has been sending entries to the foreign-language category since 2002. Last year, Bangladesh’s entry was partition-set drama “Khacha”, according to hollywoodreporter.com.

The 91st Academy Awards will be held on February 24, 2019.

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I feel more free, feminine in saris, says Kangana Ranaut

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New Delhi, Dec 10: Saris make me look feminine, says National Award winning actress Kangana Ranaut, who has been seen wearing and experimenting with the six-yard wonder quite often.

“I discovered sari much later in my life… I grew up in hills where there is almost no tradition of wearing saris. But when I became an artiste, my love for saris started gradually. Through acting, I got an opportunity to travel to different places and see different cultures. That’s how my journey with saris started.

“It (sari) makes me look more feminine. When I wear a sari, I automatically feel more free and able to express myself better… There is some magical power in saris,” the “Queen” actress said during the launch of Taneira, a flagship handloom sari store by Titan, here on Monday.

While talking about the beauty of saris, Kangana also expressed concern over the condition of Indian weavers.

“No doubt, the trend of saris is always there, but not as much as it should be. We a have a lot to do. Till now, our weavers are suffering. There were thousands of handicraft firms which have disappeared. With synthetic fibre gaining popularity among youth, handloom weavers are suffering, so we have a long way to go,” she said.

For the inauguration ceremony of the store, Kangana was dressed in a handcrafted Banarasi moonlight blue coloured sari from Taneira’s collection. She was accompanied by her elder sister Rangoli.

Asked what’s her favourite sari look, Kangana smiled and said: “I feel comfortable in saris the most. Be it my airport sari look with sneakers or top bun, or be it a complete Indian traditional look, I love all the looks.”

Giving more details about the collection, Shyamala Ramanan, Business Head, Titan Company Limited, said: “Our collection represents the Indian woman… The main aim of Taneira is to impart the beauty of our Indian women through our saris. All saris are handwoven and made up of natural products.”

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From Aish-Abhi to Srk-Gauri, celebs shake leg at Isha Ambani’s Sangeet

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Udaipur, Dec 10: Now this is something we rarely get to witness. Superstar Shah Rukh Khan shook a leg with his wife Gauri Khan at the wedding sangeet party of industrialist Mukesh Ambani’s daughter, Isha, in Udaipur on Sunday.

Shah Rukh and Gauri are seen dancing together on stage with him down on his knees and her swinging around him. King Khan was witnessed in a black sherwani while Gauri can be seen wearing a shimmery lehenga with a caped top.

Actor couple Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Abhishek Bachchan also performed on song ‘Tere Bina’ from their film ‘Guru’. While Abhishek was seen in a red kurta, Aishwarya looked stunning in red and white lehenga.

US singer Beyonce gave a power-packed performance at star-studded audience, which included former US First Lady Hillary Clinton and a slew of Bollywood celebrities including newlywed Priyanka Chopra and her American singer husband Nick.

Salman Khan, Katrina Kaif, Ranveer Singh, Aamir Khan and also Karan Johar performed at the high-profile function.

Singer Arijit Singh also performed at the sangeet ceremony.

Bride-to-be Isha was seen performing a romantic dance with fiance Anand.

Among those who joined the party were business tycoons, as well as Bollywood celebrities like Parineeti Chopra, Anil Kapoor and wife Sunita, Boney Kapoor with daughters Janhvi and Khushi, Siddharth Roy Kapur with wife Vidya Balan, John Abraham with wife Priya Runchal, Ronnie Screwvala with wife Zarine, Karisma Kapoor, Varun Dhawan, Rekha, Karan Tacker and many more.

Apart from the celebrities, the parents of the bride-to-be, Nita and Mukesh Ambani performed with their sons Anant and Akash on Kal Ho Naa Ho’s wedding track Maahi Ve, a track from Jab Tak Hai Jaan and Khabar Nahi from Dostana during Isha’s sangeet on Saturday.

Isha and Anand, scions of the Ambani and Piramal business families respectively, will wed as per Indian traditions, customs and culture at the Mumbai residence of the Ambani family on Wednesday, December 12.

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Shahid Kapoor opens up on stomach cancer rumours

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Mumbai, Nov 10: Bollywood actor Shahid Kapoor on Monday quashed reports claiming that he is suffering from stomach cancer.

The “Udta Punjab” star took to Twitter to give a health updated to his followers. “Guys I’m totally fine please don’t believe random stuff,” Shahid tweeted.

There were reports doing the rounds on social media that Shahid is suffering from stomach cancer. While the actor has been quiet about the reports, a source close to him had earlier quashed the rumours.

On the work front, Shahid will be seen in the Hindi remake of Telugu blockbuster “Arjun Reddy” titled — “Kabir Singh”.

The original film, starring Vijay and Shalini Pandey in the lead, revolves around a medical student who falls in love with his junior and how their relationship evolves.

The film will be shot extensively in Mumbai, Delhi and Mussoorie. Shahid will sport four different looks in the film and has been preparing for it over the last three months. Workshops with all the actors are right now in full swing.

It is produced by Bhushan Kumar, Murad Khetani, Krishan Kumar and Ashwin Varde.

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