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PM Modi ‘anguished’ by Rishi Kapoor’s demise, calls him ‘powerhouse of talent’

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New Delhi, April 30 (IANS) : Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressed condolences on the demise of veteran actor Rishi Kapoor on Thursday.

“Multifaceted, endearing and lively…this was Rishi Kapoor Ji. He was a powerhouse of talent. I will always recall our interactions, even on social media. He was passionate about films and India’s progress. Anguished by his demise. Condolences to his family and fans. Om Shanti,” tweeted @narendramodi.

The 67-year-old actor was admitted to HN Reliance Hospital in Mumbai by his family on Wednesday morning after complaining that he was not feeling well. The 67-year-old actor was admitted to Sir HN Reliance Foundation Hospital in Mumbai. Wife Neetu Kapoor was at his side.

His demise was confirmed by the Kapoor family in a statement earlier in the day.

“Our dear Rishi Kapoor passed away peacefully at 8:45am IST in hospital today after a two-year battle with leukemia. The doctors and medical staff at the hospital said he kept them entertained to the last.

“He remained jovial and determined to live to the fullest right through two years of treatment across two continents. Family, friends, food and films remained his focus and everyone who met him during this time was amazed at how he did not let his illness get the better of him.

“He was grateful for the love of his fans that poured in from the world over. In his passing, they would all understand that he would like to be remembered with a smile and not with tears.

“In this hour of personal loss, we also recognise the world is going through a very difficult and troubled time. There are numerous restrictions around movement and gathering in public. We would like to request all his fans and well-wishers and friends of the family to please respect the laws that are in force.

He would not have it any other way,” went the statement.

In 2018, Rishi Kapoor was diagnosed with cancer for the first time, following which the actor was in New York for nearly a year to undergo treatment. He returned to India in September 2019 after recovering.

Post return to India, his health has frequently been in focus. The actor was admitted to hospital in quick succession in February. Amid speculations about his health, he had been hospitalised in New Delhi in early February, while on a visit to New Delhi.

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Telangana Congress Headquarters Shut Due To Covid-19 Cases

Earlier, former chairman of the Congress minority cell in undivided Andhra Pradesh, Mohammed Sirajuddin, died at a hospital, here on July 6.

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Hyderabad: The Congress shut the Gandhi Bhavan, its headquarters, here on Wednesday, for a week after some workers at its Covid-19 control room tested Covid-19 positive.

They were shifted to a hospital. The Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) has started sanitization of the building, located at Nampally in the heart of the city.

The Covid-19 control room had been set up by TPCC chief Uttam Kumar Reddy to help the coronavirus infectees.

TPCC Secretary G. Narendra Yadav died of Covid-19 at a hospital, here on Monday, becoming the second Congress leader to succumb to Covid-19 this month. He had attended party meetings at the Gandhi Bhavan in recent days.

Earlier, former chairman of the Congress minority cell in undivided Andhra Pradesh, Mohammed Sirajuddin, died at a hospital, here on July 6.

Senior leader V. Hanumantha Rao and TPCC treasurer Gudur Narayana Reddy had also tested coronavirus positive. Both have recovered.

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Is ‘Dirty Dancing sequel coming up?

The studio has refused to comment on whether the project, set in the 1990s, will bring back Grey’s Frances “Baby” Houseman character.

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Los Angeles, July 15 : Actress Jennifer Grey is working on a secret dance movie, which many are speculating to be a potential sequel to the 1987 hit, “Dirty Dancing”.

“Dirty Dancing” featured Patrick Swayze as Grey’s dance instructor and romantic interest, along with Jerry Orbach and Kelly Bishop as Grey’s parents. The original film was set in 1963 at a Catskills resort.

Jonathan Levine and Gillian Bohrer are driving the current untitled project, with a screenplay by Mikki Daughtry and Tobias Iaconis.

Grey is collaborating with Lionsgate on the untitled dance movie in which she will star and executive produce, reports variety.com.

The studio has refused to comment on whether the project, set in the 1990s, will bring back Grey’s Frances “Baby” Houseman character.

The original “Dirty Dancing” grossed $217 million worldwide and sold more than 1 million home video units. The song “(I’ve had) the time of my life” won an Academy Award for Best Original Song.

A prequel “Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights” released in 2004.

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Sona Mohapatra on her body: It’s one that I am proud of

This is not the first time the singer is being vocal on this topic. In January, Sona had posted photographs of herself where she can be seen posing in a monokini.

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Mumbai, July 15 : Singer Sona Mohapatra has delivered a message against pre-conceived notions about celebrities being expected to have a skinny body, saying she is proud of her body the way it is.

“My relationship with my body is a love-love relationship. It’s a hard earned evolution and one that I am proud of. I have aspired for fitness which is a given for a live performer who exerts like an athlete on a concert stage for 3 hours in a stretch but can never be shamed or worried about not fitting into the sample sizes, free designer wear that caters to a certain skinny body type!” Sona wrote on her verified Instagram account on Wednesday.

This is not the first time the singer is being vocal on this topic. In January, Sona had posted photographs of herself where she can be seen posing in a monokini.

“I deem my body to be the best. It’s strong, can swim for miles without tiring to start with. Also my beautiful body jumps on stage for 3 hours nonstop while keeping complex songs and conversations going and keeps pace with my 24/7 ticking mind. I cannot be more grateful for it. I cannot celebrate it enough!” the singer had shared on Instagram.

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