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Happy B’day Madhuri Dixit: 10 Iconic numbers of Dhak Dhak Girl

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New Delhi, May 15: She came, she saw and she conquered. This is the best way that Madhuri Dixit’s Bollywood journey can be summed up.

Born on 15 May 1967, Madhuri made her Bollywood debut with Abodh in 1984, little did she know that she would become one of Bollywood’s most sought-after actresses.

Her beauty was immortalised in late painter MF Hussain’s paintings who even made a film Gaja Gamini, that featured the dhak-dhak girl. If her beauty besotted many, her dance moves won the hearts of millions of her fans.

She gave Bollywood some of its biggest hits in the 90s. And when it comes to dancing, no one can do it like Madhuri Dixit! From Choli Ke Piche Kya Hai To Dhak Dhak to Dola Re Dola, Bollywood’s dancing queen had many hits to her name. In fact, as a dancer, she continues to give competition to and inspire the next generation of actresses.

And as the dhak-dhak girl turns 51 today, we take a look at some of her hit dance numbers in a career spanning over three decades.

1. ‘Ek Do Teen’ (Tezaab)

Madhuri’s first big break, this song came after the actress delivered nine consecutive flops, but, with this song, she established herself as Bollywood’s best dancer and Ek Do Teen became an overnight sensation. Crooned by Alka Yagnik, the song’s success signalled the arrival of the star who would go on to rule a million hearts in the years to come.

2. ‘Didi Tera Devar’ (Hum Aapke Hain Koun)

With Salman Khan and Madhuri Dixit in lead roles, Hum Aapke Hain Koun won immense praises for the music which is still popular. Among all the numbers, it was Lata Mangeshkar and SP Balasubramaniam-sung Didi Tera Devar which turned out to be a blockbuster. Donning a blue lehenga, Madhuri mesmerised her fans with her dance moves in the song that is still played at weddings.

3. ‘Dhak Dhak’ (Beta)

Now, this is the number that landed Madhuri her nickname, the ‘dhak-dhak girl’.

4. ‘Mera Piya Ghar Aya’ (Yaarana)

If you thought Ek Do Teen was the only hit number pulled off by Madhuri, think again. This song from David Dhawan directorial Yaarana was a chartbuster in those days. Kavita Krishnamurthy won a Filmfare Award for Best Playback Singing for the song.

5. ‘Choli ke Peeche Kya Hai’ (Khalnayak)

Controversial when it released for its innuendo-filled lyrics and suggestive dance moves, it is now one of Madhuri’s most memorable performances.

6. ‘Humko Aajkal Hai Intezar’ (Sailab)

Here’s one of the many instances when the dancing diva redefined sexy for her fans. Who can forget those sensual thumkas and lavani style dance number by Madhuri.?

7. ‘Channe Ke Khet Mein’ (Anjaam)

In an old interview, Madhuri herself picked this as one of the most noteworthy dance numbers. Looking stunning in green Lehanga with gajra in hairs, the diva rocked the number with her sexy dance moves.

8. ‘Ankhiyan Milaon Kabhi Ankhiyan Churaon’ (Raja)

Starring Sanjay Kapoor, the film failed at the box office. But Madhuri won hearts with her cute gestures and quirky dance steps in the song.

9. ‘Maar dala’ (Devdas)

‘Maar dala’ – that was exactly the effect her performance had on the audience. As always, she nailed the expression game, so fans could actually feel her character’s emotions. Donning a lehenga reportedly weighing almost 30 kilogrammes, as always Madhuri won hearts with her expression game and dance performance in the song wherein she attempts to woo Devdas, who is engrossed in drinking.

10. ‘Ghagra’ (Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani)

Here’s Ranbir Kapoor grooving to Rekha Bhardwaj’s popular track with his childhood crush, Madhuri. What luck, RK!

We wish the actress a very happy birthday and hope she has a wonderful year ahead where she continues to entertain her fans.

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Birthday wishes pour in for Karan Johar, celebrates his special day in New York

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Mumbai, May 25: Ever since his debut as a director with Kuch Kuch Hota Hai in 1998, Karan Johar aka KJo has carved a niche for himself in Bollywood. Director, producer, designer, screenwriter, actor, popular chat show host, anchor…the list of various hats that he has donned seems to be never-ending.

Also when it comes to launch of a star kid its KJo who is the most sought-after filmmaker in B-town.

After the blockbuster directorial debut with “Kuch Kuch Hota Hai”, he later went on to direct “Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham…”, “Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna”, “My Name Is Khan”, “Student of the Year” and “Ae Dil Hai Mushkil”.

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Karan is currently in New York and celebrating his 46th birthday today (May 25). For his special day, filmmaker ensured his style quotient was up to the mark as he decked up in a black and white jacket for a terrace party he hosted for some friends.

Colour camouflage! #newyorkdiaries

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As one of the most successful filmmakers of Bollywood turned a year older today, wishes from his industry friends started pouring in for him on various social media platforms.

Here’s how the B-town celebs wished the birthday boy:

Anil Kapoor: The best, dancer, director and friend that this industry has! Our lives would be really boring without your wit and charm! Happy Birthday Karan Johar!

Alia Bhatt: Happy birthday my father, my friend, my life teacher, my selfie-teacher! I must have done something right in my last life to deserve an all in one relationship with a beautiful soul like you. Love you to the moon and back Karan. Thank you for being you. Miss you.

Parineeti Chopra: Throwback to the day you taught me how to pout!! But ive learnt so much more from you Karan. Happpy happpy bday!!! They really dont make humans like you anymore .

Madhuri Dixit: Sending warm wishes and lots of happiness your way! Happy Birthday.

Sonam Kapoor: Happy happy birthday my darling brother from another mother.. love you to the moon and back… May you always shine brighter than all the stars in the universe! Thank you always for your friendship, love, generosity and incredible humour. I will always have your back!

Kartik Aaryan: Happy birthday to The Master of all Trades Karan Johar.

Happy birthday to The Master of all Trades @karanjohar 🤗☺️

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Vicky Kaushal: Happy Birthday Karan Johar! What an honour and delight it has been to know you and to have worked with you. A master director and a gem of a human being who is always full of love and affection towards people around. May you always continue to be “The life of the party”. Stay blessed!

Nimrat Kaur: Happy happy birthday Karan Johar! Have the most amazing, brilliant year ahead! Big hug and all my love always.

Farhan Akhtar: Happy birthday Karan. Much love, big hug and best wishes always. Karan Johar.

Ekta Kapoor: Happy birthday Karan Johar your love and support keeps me going! And on your birthday I wish you love happiness and joy!

Pulkit Samrat: Wish you a very Happy Birthday Karan Johar! Have a great one! Big Hug.

Soni Razdan: Happy Birthday Karan Johar! Have a brilliant year! Stay blessed always. Love and hugs.

Manish Malhotra: Happy happy birthday my dearest bestest friend Karan Johar have a wonderful year ahead 25 years of friendship and working together and many more years to come and may you keep making the most wonderful films and keep being the spirited person that you are.

Vishal Dadlani: Happy Birthday, Karan Johar! Have your best year yet! Big love!

Sophie Choudry: Happiest birthday my darling Karan. You are one of the most brilliant, witty, fun, talented and thoughtful people. On your special day wish you all the happiness in the world!! Biggest hug and loads of love!

Rakul Preet: Happy birthday to the most charming person in town Karan Johar! Hope you have the best year ever filled with sunshine and smiles, laughter and love.

Kriti Sanon: Karannnn!!! Happiest Birthday! Have a wonderful year full of laughter, excitement and all the amazing moments that make it the most special one so far! Lots of love!

The filmmaker, known for his quick wit, is currently involved with several films such as “Dhadak”, “Student of the Year 2”, “Simmba”, “Kesari”, “Kalank” and “Brahmastra”.

Wishing Karan Johar a very Happy Birthday!

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Kajol unveils her wax statue at Madame Tussauds Singapore

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Singapore, May 25: Bollywood actress Kajol walked the red carpet at Madame Tussauds, Singapore to introduce her own wax statue to the world. Accompanying the actor were Ajay Devgn and their daughter, Nysa.

Ajay took to Twitter to share a photo of the statue in the most hilarious way.

“My little girl with me on a red carpet for the first time,” the actress tweeted hours before the ceremony.

Nysa, who’s currently pursuing further studies in Singapore, was seen with her mother on the red carpet. “My little girl with me on a red carpet for the first time,” the actress tweeted hours before the ceremony.

Kajol, who made her Bollywood debut in 1992 with ‘Bekhudi’, gave a western touch to her sari and looked glamorous and sophisticated at the event. Her daughter looked chic in a black dress.

Speaking about staying away from her daughter, Kajol said, “It was very, very tough for me, but not as tough as it was probably for Ajay because I have myself studied in a boarding school away from home. It’s really difficult for any parent to be separated from your children, but at the end of the day, it’s for their own good”.

Kajol, who made her Bollywood debut in 1992 with ‘Bekhudi’, gave a western touch to her sari and looked glamorous and sophisticated at the event. Her daughter looked chic in a black dress.

As an actress, Kajol is known for her performance in movies like ‘Karan Arjun’, ‘Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge’, ‘Gupt: The Hidden Truth’, ‘Ishq’, ‘Pyaar Kiya To Darna Kya’, ‘Kuch Kuch Hota Hai’, ‘Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham…’, ‘Kal Ho Naa Ho’ and ‘My Name is Khan”.
She will be seen next in Pradeep Sarkar’s ‘Eela’ (tentative title) which will hit the theatres on September 14. She is married to actor-producer Ajay Devgn, with whom she has a son named Yug.

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Ranbir Kapoor’s ‘Sanju’ trailer to release on May 30

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New Delhi, May 24: The trailer of Rajkumar Hirani’s much-awaited film “Sanju”, featuring Ranbir Kapoor in the shoes of actor Sanjay Dutt, will release on May 30.

The teaser has already piqued audience interest in the movie, which showcases the highs and lows during various phases of the actor’s life.

Ranbir’s transformation depicting different phases of Sanjay’s life has been lauded.

Hirani released multiple posters of the film, revealing the varied looks of Ranbir from the biopic.

 

Talking about Sanju, Aamir Khan, who has worked with Hirani in several films, told news agency PTI, “He (Hirani) wanted me to play Sunil Dutt sahab’s role and it is a fantastic role. Largely, it is a father-son story. But Sanju’s role is unbelievable. I told Raju, Sanjay Dutt’s role is so great that it has won my heart… So in this film, I can’t do any other role but that of Sanjay Dutt, which I can’t do as Ranbir Kapoor is doing.”

Read More: I wanted to do Sanjay Dutt’s role in ‘Sanju’, says Aamir Khan

Written and directed by Rajkumar Hirani, the film also stars Paresh Rawal, Manisha Koirala, Vicky Kaushal, Sonam Kapoor and Dia Mirza, amongst others.

Produced by Vinod Chopra Films and Rajkumar Hirani Films in association with Fox Star Studios. Sanju is all set to be released on June 29.

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