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Kidman locks lips with Skarsgard, her husband claps away

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Los Angeles, Sep 18: Actress Nicole Kidman took a moment to kiss her onscreen husband Alexander Skarsgard on the lips at the 69th Primetime Emmy Awards here on Sunday. Her real life husband Keith Urban clapped away.

At the red carpet of the gala at the Microsoft Theater here, Kidman couldn’t keep her hands off Urban as they walked together. But once Skarsgard left the stage after receiving the Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or Movie Award for his role in “Big Little Lies”, Kidman gave her co-star a kiss on the lips — in full view of Urban, who was standing behind her and clapping for her co-star, reported dailymail.co.uk.

During his acceptance speech, Skarsgard thanked mostly his female co-stars, including Kidman as well as Reese Witherspoon, Shailene Woodley, Zoe Kravitz and Laura Dern.

“Thank you for making this boy feel like one of the girls,” the Swedish actor said.

Kidman, an Oscar winner, bagged her first ever Emmy Award as Outstanding Actress in a Limited Series, for her role in “Big Little Lies” at the ceremony. She plays a woman who is a victim of domestic abuse, which she called a “complicated, insidious disease” at the Emmy Awards, which is considered the biggest celebration of talent from the American television industry.

During her acceptance speech, she thanked Urban saying: “I have two little girls, Sunday and Faith, and my darling Keith, who I ask to help me pursue this artistic path and they have to sacrifice so much for it. So this is yours. I want my little girls to have this on their shelf and to look at it and go, ‘Every time my momma didn’t put me to bed, it is because of this’. I got something.”

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Ranveer Singh has ‘fan moment’ on meeting P.V. Sindhu

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Mumbai, Sep 26: Actor Ranveer Singh says he had a fan moment meeting Indian star shuttler P.V. Sindhu and added that he loves her spirit.

Ranveer met Sindhu on Tuesday at the Forbes India Tycoon Of Tomorrow event, where he was feted with the Youth Icon Award.

Sindhu shared a photograph of herself with the actor and captioned it: “Finally we meet! It was such a pleasure meeting you and an absolute fan moment.I congratulate you for all the success and I wish you all the very best for your future endeavours. I would rather call you ‘rockstar’ than Ranveer Singh.”

To which, Ranveer replied: “Yes, finally! it was a pleasure indeed! and likewise, a fan moment for me too… You make us so proud, champ! Love your spirit. May you continue to shine bright.”

On the acting front, Ranveer is currently busy shooting for filmmaker Rohit Shetty’s “Simmba”, which also features actor Saif Ali Khan’s daughter Sara.

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Amitabh Bachchan to start shooting for ‘Jhund’ in November

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Mumbai, Sep 26: Megastar Amitabh Bachchan will start shooting for his next film “Jhund” in November in Nagpur.

The cine icon will start shooting after the season finale of quiz show “Kaun Banega Crorepati”, and after the release of his upcoming film “Thugs Of Hindostan”, which will open on November 8.

Filmmaker Nagraj Manjule’s “Jhund” is reportedly based on the life of Vijay Barse, who is the founder of Slum Soccers. Big B plays role of a professor who channelises the street children to build a soccer team.

The total shoot duration is 70-80 days, and Amitabh will shoot for 45 straight days in Nagpur.

“I chose the city of Nagpur because the story is based there. I wanted the look and feel to be as authentic as possible and Nagpur has its own unique charm, feel and locales, different from Mumbai and Pune. The language of the film would be best showcased in Nagpur hence I chose the lanes of that city,” Manjule said in a statement.

On working with Big B, Manjule said: “Working with Mr. Bachchan on a story like this is a dream come true. He has always been my favourite legends and there was nobody other than him who fit the role perfectly and to do justice to this particular character.

“In fact, the other people in the film are all new and since I have been known to work with fresh talent, I think the combination of Mr. Bachchan with this young team will be something to watch out for.”

“Jhund” is produced by Bhushan Kumar’s T-Series, Savita Raj Hiremath, Manjule under the banner of T-Series Films, Taandav Films Entertainment Ltd, and Aatpat.

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We need less corruption and scams, says Saif Ali Khan

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Mumbai, Sep 25 (IANS) Saif Ali Khan, who is all geared up for the release of his forthcoming film ‘Baazaar,’ says “we need less corruption and scams in the country.”

Saif was present at the trailer launch of ‘Baazaar’ at Bombay Stock Exchange on Tuesday.

‘Baazaar’ is based on stock market scam and corruption. When asked about recent scams, Saif Ali Khan said, “I think it is horrible and terrible, we want less corruption and less scams.”

He said artists are in a very honest line of work. “We try and make films, we try and sell films, most of the times, press is catching movie stars to make examples of, and you should catch these guys. Seriously, press should catch these guys (those who do scams) , we’re nothing, we’re small-time people,” he said.

“The big game is happening somewhere else and we don’t even know what the game is,” he added.

Taking dig at the press, Saif said, “Someone says he did this, or that, and everyone is happy with that… it is like a dustbin. We celebrities (are always blamed ) I mean, everyone gets happy with that, we need people to blame. But the real people you should be blaming are the people who are stealing your money.”

In the movie, Saif Ali Khan plays the role of Shakun Kothari as a ruthless businessman whose world revolves around money and power.

Talking about his role, Saif said it has been the most special role he has ever played in his career. “First of all, I would like to thank Nikkhil Advani for offering me such an amazing role. It is one of the most special parts that I have played in my career,” said the actor.

The film is directed by Gauravv K. Chawla, written by Nikkhil Advani, Aseem Arora and Parveez Sheikh. The film also stars debutante Rohan Mehra, Chitrangada Singh and Radhika Apte.

The film is scheduled for release on October 26.

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