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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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Sushant Singh Rajput denies harassment claims, shares chat screenshots

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Mumbai, Oct 19: Sushant Singh Rajput has been accused of sexual misconduct by his “Kizie Aur Manny” co-star Sanjana Sanghi. In his defence, the actor shared screenshots of their SMS conversation and called it a “smear campaign”.

Sushant on Friday tweeted snapshots of his conversation with Sanjana from the first day to the last day of the film’s shoot, and captioned it: “I feel sad to reveal personal information but it seems that there is no other way to state what was, in the midst of this curated and well-timed smear campaign.

“From the first till the last day of the shoot, this is what happened on the set with Sanjana.”

Sanjana has accused the 32-year-old actor of behaving inappropriately on the sets of the movie, saying he made her feel “uncomfortable” with his “overly friendly behaviour” during the shoot in Jodhpur.

On Thursday, Twitteratis pointed at Sushant’s missing blue verification tick on the micro-blogging platform following the claims.

However, Sushant on Friday clarified: “For all those deliberately using the missing of Twitter ‘blue tick’ to substantiate their false claims, allow me to tell you that it is not there since September 5. Get your facts checked before jumping to conclusions that you so eagerly want to.

The film’s director and popular casting director Mukesh Chhabra has spoken out in support of Sushant.

“I totally stand by Sushant. No such incident happened on the sets and let’s not have a Twitter trial and make an innocent person suffer for somebody else’s ulterior motives. I had clarified this on twitter long back and I still maintain it,” Chhabra, who too has been accused by a women of sexual harassment, tweeted.

The #MeToo movement in India started after actress and former beauty queen Tanushree Dutta in September recalled an unsavoury episode with veteran actor Nana Patekar from the sets of “Horn OK Pleassss” in 2008.

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Whether MeToo stays or fizzles out, people will be wary: Neena Gupta

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New Delhi, Oct 19: The most substantial impact of the #MeToo movement, which took off in India following actress Tanushree Dutta’s sexual harassment allegations against actor Nana Patekar, is that people now will be wary of engaging in misconduct — whether or not the movement continues — says veteran actress Neena Gupta.

Asked if she feels the #MeToo wave will stay in India or whether it will die down, Neena told IANS here: “See, proving (an experience) is very difficult here. Right now, girls have got the strength to speak up, but those girls will say (take names) who have nothing to lose.

“Girls who have still something to lose, will not be able to say. But I think whether (the movement) stays or fizzles out, people will be wary of doing anything of this sort now.”

The #MeToo movement in India started after Tanushree in September recalled an unpleasant episode with veteran actor Nana Patekar from the sets of “Horn OK Pleassss” in 2008.

After that, a slew of controversies surrounding Vikas Bahl, Chetan Bhagat, Gursimran Khamba, Kailash Kher, Rajat Kapoor and Alok Nath have emerged. Why did naming and shaming come so late in Bollywood?

“That’s how it is. That’s how it works here. I say in conferences ‘I think it’s a curse to be born a woman in India, especially a poor woman’. Being a poor woman is a curse… It gives me so much pain when I see them,” she said.

Neena has been in the industry for over three decades and has featured in films like “Jaane Bhi Do Yaaron”, “Utsav”, “Trikaal”, “Khalnayak”, “Mulk”, “Veere Di Wedding” and “The Last Colour”.

Asked if age is now detrimental for an actress’ career in Bollywood, Neena agreed and said that after a certain age, they don’t receive good offers.

“There are not many roles. I always say that, ‘After a certain age, what is a woman’s role? Taking care of the family and home. After that there is no role’. When the society will change, I think we would have more roles on-screen.”

Last year, Neena was in the spotlight after she took to social media to ask for “good roles”. She has now been frequently seen in films.

Apart from “Mulk” and “Veere Di Wedding” this year, she has been seen in the latest release “Badhaai Ho” and will next be seen in commercial drama “Sandeep Aur Pinky Faraar”.

“Earlier in these subjects, there were no big roles. We used to get small character roles. Now films are being made on solid and substantial roles,” said Neena, who essays a 50-year-old pregnant woman in “Badhaai Ho”.

The film is about a couple that has a grown up son already, but they get set to become parents again.

She said the film is not only about breaking taboos, but about ageless love.

“It is an important thing and I don’t think anyone has ever spoken about this. The more I worked in the film, the more I realised that it is very important and is more than just ‘hasi, mazaak (humour)’,” added Neena, who is the mother of popular designer Masaba Gupta, whom she had with legendary cricketer Vivian Richards.

She describes her own journey as a mother “very tough”.

“My journey was very tough. I had no money. Money is the most important thing, I have realised in this world. I didn’t have a husband and relatives. So it was really tough, but the joy Masaba gave me… The joy of motherhood… She was a very good child she did not trouble me much. The joy she gave me was enough to go through anything,” said Neena, who raised Masaba as a single mother.

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Varun, Katrina to appear together in ‘Koffee with Karan’

Karan also took to Instagram on Thursday to share photographs from the shoot.

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Mumbai, Oct 18 : Actors Varun Dhawan and Katrina Kaif will bring in some fun to the forthcoming season of ‘Koffee with Karan’ with their appearance.

The sixth season, hosted by filmmaker Karan Johar, will premiere on Star World on October 21.

Karan also took to Instagram on Thursday to share photographs from the shoot.

“So much fun in the koffee house today!! A riot of a combination with some great conversation,” Karan shared with the image.

His chat show is hugely popular as he gets his celebrity friends and fraternity members to open up about their lives in an up, close and personal way.

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