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Happy Birthday Ranveer Singh: Five best performances of Bollywood’s Dil Lootera



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New Delhi, July 6: Bollywood’s favourite Befikra, actor Ranveer Singh is all set to blow out 32 candles today.The handsome hunk started his career 7 years back in Band Baaja Baaraat and since then there has been no looking back for the actor.

He often gives his fans a peek into what he’s up to while shooting for his films. From weird dancing to paying homage to colleagues in specially shot videos, he clearly believes in spreading the fun.

Ranveer made his debut in 2010 with Band Baaja Baarat and is best known for films like Gunday, Ladies vs Ricky Bahl, Dil Dhadakne Do, Lootera, Bajirao Mastani and Ram-Leela. Ranveer is currently shooting for Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Padmavati. On his 32nd birthday, here’s a look at his journey so far.

Ranveer Singh Bhavnani was born on July 6, 1985 in Mumbai to Jagjit Singh and Anju Bhavnani. He has an elder sister Ritika.

From a very young age, Ranveer aspired to become an actor. In college, though, he focused on a career in creative writing. He graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree from Indiana University in USA and later worked as a copywriter in advertising agencies like Ogilvy & Mathers and JWT.

Ranveer then decided to switch completely to acting and started sending his portfolio to production houses. In 2010, the actor was called for an audition by Yash Raj Films and was selected for a lead role in the film Band Baaja Baraat, opposite Anushka Sharma.

While considered as the boy-next-door, it was Lootera which showed Ranveer’s versatility as an actor. After that, it was Ram Leela that made him a commercial star and Bajirao Mastani marked his stamp in Bollywood as a bonafide actor and deservedly so.

Here are 5 best performances of Bollywood’s Dil Lootera: 

1. Band Baaja Baaraat– Bittoo Sharma

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Ranveer made his big and grand debut with a Yash Raj movie titled Band Baaja Baaraat. While many were a bit finicky about Singh, he managed to shut down all his critics and gave a superb performance. Band Baaja Baraat turned out to be a hit and critics heaped praise on Ranveer’s portrayal of Bittoo Sharma. He won a slew of awards, including the Filmfare Award for Best Male Debut.

2.Lootera – Atmanand Tripathi


Lootera changed the way fans perceived Ranveer. Shedding his extravagant screen presence, It was well received by critics and audiences and performed moderately well at the box office.

3.Ladies vs Ricky Bahl-Ricky Bahl

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Ranveer and Anushka were again seen together in the film Ladies vs Ricky Bahl in 2011. The film did average business but Ranveer was praised for his role of a conman.

4.Goliyon Ki Raasleela Ram-Leela- Ram Rajadi

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Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s 2013 movie Ram-Leela was his first film opposite Deepika Padukone. The movie was an adaptation of William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet. As Ram, Ranveer became an overnight heartthrob. No one will ever get over his Tattad Tattad dance and his crackling chemistry with Deepika Padukone became the talk of the nation. The film is regarded as one of Ranveer’s biggest commercial successes till date.

5.Bajirao Mastani– Bajirao

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Ranveer Singh proved his mettle as an actor in this cinematic masterpiece. From his look to his dialogues, from the action sequences to the way he talked, to say that Ranveer’s performance was outstanding would be an understatement. For his role in Bajirao Mastani, Ranveer won several awards, including the Filmfare Award for Best Actor.

Ranveer is gearing next up for period drama Padmavati, co-starring Deepika and Shahid Kapoor. Ranveer features in the role of historic ruler Alauddin Khilji while Deepika plays the titular role.

Here’s wishing Ranveer Singh a very happy birthday and all the very best for future endeavours!!


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Sexual favours happen in entertainment, political world: Shatrughan Sinha



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Actor Shatrughan Sinha. (File Photo: IANS)

Mumbai, April 26 (IANS) After choreographer Saroj Khan and senior Congress leader Renuka Chowdhary, actor-politician Shatrughan Sinha says sexual favours are demanded in and given in both the entertainment and the political world.

“Neither Saroj Khan nor Renuka Chowdhary is wrong. Sexual favours are demanded and given in both the entertainment world and in politics. It’s an old and time-tested way of getting ahead in life. ‘You please me I’ll please you’.

“This has been happening since time immemorial. What is there to get so upset about,” Sinha said.

Defending Khan, he said: “Saroj Khan’s contribution to choreography and to shaping the careers of Rekha, Madhuri Dixit and the late much-missed Sridevi, was invaluable. Saroj Khan is a legend in her own right.

“She often speaks from her heart and lets emotional correctness rule over political correctness. If she said that girls have to compromise sexually in Bollywood, she must be aware of what goes on.”

Sinha himself does not deny the existence of the casting couch.

“I completely agree with both Saroj and Renuka. I know the kind of compromises girls have to make to get into films. Perhaps Sarojji has herself gone through her own pain and humiliation.

“As for politics, I don’t know what we can call the casting couch in politics maybe the casting-vote couch. Of course the young aspiring brigade is known to offer sexual favours and of course the senior brigade is known to accept.

“I am not saying it is right. I would never be part of such a compromise. But we cannot shut our eyes to the reality around us. Don’t condemn Sarojji for speaking the truth.

“Condemn those who create a situation where girls and boys feel they have to compromise to get ahead in life.”

However, Sinha is quick to point out — like Khan — that the casting couch is a personal choice.

“What happens on the couch or wherever two people come together, is a matter of personal choice. No one is forcing any girl or boy to lie down on the couch. You have something to give and you are offering it to someone who is interested. Where is the coercion or compulsion.?”


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Sonam, Kareena, Swara refrain from casting couch talk



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Kareena Kapoor, Swara Bhaskar and Sonam Kapoor at the trailer launch of their upcoming film "Veere Di Wedding.

Mumbai, April 25: Three of Bollywood’s celebrated actors — Kareena Kapoor Khan, Swara Bhaskar and Sonam Kapoor — known for mincing no words on issues, refrained from commenting on the prevalence of the casting couch in the film industry a day after veteran choreographer Saroj Khan’s controversial remark.

The three actresses, along with newcomer Shikha Talsania, were present at the trailer launch of their upcoming film “Veere Di Wedding” here on Wednesday. During the interaction with media, they were asked for their opinion on the casting couch in the Indian film industry.

Swara, who is known for being very vocal about women empowerment and gender equality, said: “Firstly, this topic has nothing to do with our film ‘Veere Di Wedding’, and I think today we should keep our focus on the film. For the rest of thing, you please come on my Twitter timeline.”

Adding to that, Kareena said: “I do not think we should divert focus from this film. This is a very special film, and we have put a lot of effort. I think the film should get its relevant attention.”

Sonam promised to answer questions on the casting couch and women empowerment when she gives personal interviews for the movie.

“I would like to say that all these questions which are not related to film, I promise that we will answer them on one-on-one interactions with you people. But not today. We are trying to keep the focus on the film. We will talk about it in our personal time.”

Produced by Rhea Kapoor and Ekta Kapoor, directed by Shashanka Ghosh, the film “Veere Di Wedding” is releasing on June 1.

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Saroj Khan, at an event in Sangli, had said the casting couch had been happening since the beginning of time, and that it was not restricted to the film industry where “it provides a livelihood at least”. She later retracted and apologised for the comment.

In case if you have missed, Check the trailer of Veere Di Wedding here: 


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Kangana Ranaut to debut at Cannes red carpet



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Mumbai, April 25: Actress Kangana Ranaut will be making her debut at the red carpet of the prestigious Cannes Film Festival this year.

The “Queen” star will attend the fest in association with liquor brand Grey Goose as part of its global celebration of cinematic craft — Vive Le Cinema.

“It is overwhelming to witness the recognition and appreciation for Indian cinema at international platforms like Cannes,” Kangana said in a statement to IANS.

“Grey Goose has created a unique platform of celebration to toast the game-changing films at Cannes this year and I’m thrilled to partner with this global icon of luxury in the country of its origin,” she added.

Anshuman Goenka, Marketing Head of Bacardi India, feels Kangana “embodies the cinematic expression of Grey Goose through her passion for the field and ability to fly beyond the realm of commercial cinema”.

The 71st Cannes Film Festival will be held from May 8-19.

This year, acclaimed Indian actress-filmmaker Nandita Das’ directorial “Manto”, a biographical on controversial Urdu writer Saadat Hasan Manto, has made its way to the Un Certain Regard segment of the fest. “Nakkash”, featuring Inaamulhaq, will also be part of the film gala.

Tillotama Shome-starrer “Sir” will be screened at sidebar Cannes Critics’ Week.


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