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Big B, SRK and other celebs contribute towards Kerala relief fund

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Mumbai, Aug 20: Celebrities like Amitabh Bachchan, Shah Rukh Khan, Dulquer Salmaan and Jacqueline Fernandez have contributed towards relief work in flood-ravaged Kerala. They have also urged others to donate.

“The devastation caused by incessant rain in Kerala is frightening. Hundreds and thousands of our sisters and brothers are in deep anguish! We must do all we can to contribute as much as we can towards the needs of the people of Kerala. I have. You must too,” Amitabh tweeted.

The death toll due to rains and floods in Kerala increased to 370.

Shah Rukh’s Meer Foundation has donated Rs 21 lakh to a relief group working amongst flood victims.

Jacqueline committed to donate Rs 5 lakh to NGO Habitat for Humanity India’s Kerala Flood Relief Programme.

She said in a statement: “I am deeply pained to see the devastation caused by the floods in Kerala. My heart goes out to the people in need and in order to help them, I have decided to donate to Habitat for Humanity India.

“I am happy that they have undertaken their disaster response work in Kerala. I appeal to all my friends, fans and peers from the film industry to come and support our flood relief work for the people of Kerala.”

Other celebrities including Hrithik Roshan, Sonali Bendre, Farhan Akhtar, Abhishek Bachchan and Anushka Sharma, Prakash Raj have extended their support, urging people to come forward and help the people of Kerala.

Filmmaker Priyadarshan has already handed over his and actor Akshay Kumar’s cheque to Kerala Chief Minister’s Distress Relief Fund. “Let’s together build back Kerala back to its glory again. No politics, no religion only humanity. Let’s stand together to save Kerala,” he tweeted.

Actress Chitrangda Singh has also urged people to “join hands and hearts” and “help our countrymen. Stand for Kerala”.

Oscar winner Resul Pookutty has thanked all the celebrities like Vidya Balan, Sonam Kapoor and Alia Bhatt who have contributed to the cause.

The chief ministers of various states have also come forward with financial aid to help the state cope with the huge-scale devastation.

Kerala is facing the heaviest rains and consequent floods and destruction since 1924, which the state estimates has caused a loss of over Rs 19,500 crore.

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Neil Nitin Mukesh shares adorable pic with daughter ‘Nurvi’

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Mumbai, Sep 24: Bollywood actor Neil Nitin Mukesh has finally shared the first picture of his newborn daughter and it’s too cute to handle.

In the picture, posted on his Instagram page, Neil can be seen posing with daughter Nurvi and wife Rukmini Sahay.

Sharing the pictures, the 36-year-old father added an adorable caption, which reads: “Now, every day is Daughter’s Day!” In one of the photos, baby Nurvi is cuddled in Neil’s arms and new mom Rukmini can also be seen joining them in the frame while in another, Nurvi features with just her dad in a cuteness overloaded moment.

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❤️❤️❤️.NOW EVERYDAY IS DAUGHTERS DAY

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Rukmini delivered the baby at the Breach Candy Hospital here in Mumbai September 21.

Earlier on Saturday, Neil took to Twitter to reveal the name of his daughter, a day after she was born.

Taking to his Instagram account, Neil wrote that he and his wife Rukmini are proud to announce the arrival of their “darling daughter, Nurvi”. The entire Mukesh family is elated,”.

“Both mother and daughter are well by the grace of God,” he added.

In April, Neil had announced via Instagram that they were going to become parents soon and that they were “very excited” for the next phase in their life.

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Neil married Mumbai-based Rukmini in February 2017. It was an arranged marriage and they had a courtship of one month.

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The actor, who is the grandson of legendary singer Mukesh and son of veteran singer Nitin Mukesh, is known for films like “Johnny Gaddaar”, “New York”, “David” and “7 Khoon Maaf”.

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Meet Aamir Khan as Firangi in ‘Thugs of Hindostan’

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Mumbai, Sep 24: He rides a donkey, sports curly brown hair and wears a hat. Aamir Khan, who finally unveiled his look from the year’s most highly anticipated film “Thugs of Hindostan” on Monday, sports an intriguing avatar for his role as the wily Firangi in the Yash Raj Films project.

Aamir shared his look via a motion poster on social media and penned a message in Hindi for his fans.

Introducing his character, he said people won’t find a more honest person on earth than him, and that honesty is the second name of his character.

Previously, the motion posters for the other three leads of the film—Amitabh Bachchan, Katrina Kaif and Fatima Sana Shaikh—were revealed last week.

The trailer for the film will release on Yash Chopra’s birthday on September 27.

“Thugs of Hindostan”, directed by Vijay Krishna Acharya, promises to be the biggest visual spectacle on the big screen with jaw-dropping action sequences and an epic war on the seas.

The film is based on Philip Meadows Taylor’s 1839 novel ‘Confessions of a Thug’ and is about a gang who posed a serious challenge to the British Empire in India (then known as Hindustan or Hindostan) during the early 19th century.

The makers have pulled off an incredible casting coup by bringing together Amitabh Bachchan — who plays the role of the fierce warrior Khudabaksh — and Aamir on screen for the first time. It also stars Katrina Kaif as performer and Suraiyya and Fatima Sana Shaikh as the daredevil Zafira.

It will light up Diwali with its release on November 8.

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

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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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