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KBC back with huge innovations

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Mumbai, Aug 24: “Kaun Banega Crorepati”, the knowledge-based game show hosted by megastar Amitabh Bachchan will have new features like Video-A-Friend instead of the old Phone-A-Friend.

One more big change, winners will get the prize money directly in their account instead of cheque.

“Kaun Banega Crorepati 9”, starting on Sony Entertainment Television from August 28, will a life-line ‘Jodidaar’ wherein the participant can bring a partner on the hot seat.

The game will introduce a jackpot question for Rs 7 crore where all the remaining lifelines of the contestants will terminate.

“We are happy to present a fast-paced, thrilling, technologically upgraded season 9 of KBC,” said Danish Khan, Executive Vice President and Business Head, Sony Entertainment Television.

Some special episodes will be for real-life heroes, who will not only be given an opportunity to play the game.

Amitabh said “the show is meaningful for viewers and close to my heart”.

The show received a record breaking registration of 19.8 million over seven days.

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Bollywood actor Jagdeep passes away

He is best known for his role of Soorma Bhopali in the iconic movie Sholay.

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Mumbai, July 8 : Veteran Bollywood comedian Jagdeep is no more. He passed away here on Wednesday owing to age-related health problems at the age of 81.

The late actor’s sons Jaaved Jaaferi and Naved Jafri have also made their mark in the entertainment industry. Jaaved is a noted actor and dancer, and along with Naved, he hosted the longrunning and popular dance show, “Boogie Woogie”. The show was created and directed by Naved.

Born on March 29, 1939 as Syed Ishtiaq Ahmed Jafri in Amritsar, Jagdeep acted in over 400 films. He is best known for his role of Soorma Bhopali in Ramesh Sippy’s blockbuster “Sholay” (1975). New-generation Bollywood buffs would recall him as Salman Khan”s father in Rajkumar Santoshi”s “Andaaz Apna Apna” (1994).

Jagdeep started his career as a child artiste in BR Chopra”s 1951 release, “Afsana”, starring Ashok Kumar, Veena and Pran. As a child artiste he also worked in the Raj Kapoor-produced “Ab Dilli Door Nahin”, KA Abbas”s “Munna”, Guru Dutt”s “Aar Paar”, Bimal Roy”s “Do Bigha Zamin” and the AVM-produced “Hum Panchi Ek Dal Ke”.

Later, he would make a mark with roles in films such as “Bhabhi” (1957) and “Barkha” (1959).

Jagdeep’s golden patch would begin with GP Sippy’s 1968 film “Brahmachari”, starring Shammi Kapoor. His comic role in the film was widely appreciated. Through the seventies, eighties and the nineties, he became a familiar face in Hindi films, essaying the goofy funnyman in film after film.

His last-released film is “Masti Nahi Sasti” in 2017. The Ali Abbas Chaudhary-directed comedy also featured Kader Khan, Shakti Kapoor, Johnny Lever and Prem Chopra.

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Taapsee unhappy as CBSE curriculum skips secularism, federalism, citizenship, nationalism

The changes have been decided to rationalise the syllabus up to 30 per cent by retaining the core concept, owing to the ongoing pandemic.

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Mumbai, July 8 : Taapsee Pannu is unhappy with the decision of Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) to scrap chapters on federalism, citizenship, nationalism, and secularism from the political science curriculum of class XI owing to the Covid-19 pandemic.

” Wah Wah. Is there an ”official” declaration of any sort I missed? Ya future mein ab iski zarurat nahi hai (Or, don”t we need thesse values in future)? If education is compromised with, there will be NO FUTURE!” she tweeted.

Many other netizens shared her concern. Among them was West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee.

“Shocked to know that the central Government has dropped topics like citizenship, federalism, secularism and partisan in the name of reducing CBSE course during the Covid crisis,” Banerjee tweeted.

“The chapters could have been reduced, or the syllabus for exam may be reduced. Removing things from textbook is a wrong step,” a user tweeted.

The changes have been decided to rationalise the syllabus up to 30 per cent by retaining the core concept, owing to the ongoing pandemic.

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When Katrina Kaif went swimming with her ”most incredible friend”

Katrina had also posted a video where she is seen cooking something along with sister Isabelle.

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Mumbai, June 8 : Bollywood actress Katrina Kaif is reminiscing her day out in the ocean with her ”most incredible friend.

On World Oceans Day, the actress took to Instagram to share a throwback video, in which she is swimming alongside a whale.

“#tb to A beautiful day in the ocean with my most incredible friend,” she wrote along with the video.

She used a wave emoji and whale emoji to go with the post.

Amid lockdown, Katrina has been trying a hand at cooking, and also housecleaning. In a clip she shared in April, she chops away at what could either be cheese or cabbage. Later, when she is asked what is it that she is cooking, she admits not being too sure!

Katrina had also posted a video where she is seen cooking something along with sister Isabelle.

On the work front, Katrina will next be seen in “Sooryavanshi” starring Akshay Kumar. The film is directed by Rohit Shetty.

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