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Que Sera, Sera…’: Doris Day and her lively life



Que sera sera

Her famous Oscar-winning song “Que Sera, Sera (Whatever Will Be, Will Be)” could well describe the life of this prolific and popular Hollywood actress. Entering showbiz as a singer after an accident cut short her dancing career, Doris Day, who turned 95 on Monday, went on to achieve greater fame onscreen in a wide range of films, though musical comedies were her forte.

Known most for youthful, blonde, blue-eyed look and effervescent personality that made her a quintessential “All-American Girl”, she portrayed feisty but principled career women in a number of hit films opposite the likes of James Cagney, James Stewart, Clark Gable, Rock Hudson and Cary Grant.

And while she never won an Oscar for acting, she is immortalised in a number of songs by the Beatles, Elton John, Wham, Billy Joel (She is the second to be mentioned in his Grammy-nominated “We Didn’t Start the Fire”) and a half a dozen other singers.

After changing social mores about love and sex in the 1960s made the sorts of roles she did best outdated and following the death of her third husband, who managed her career and finding he had left her nearly bankrupt), she reinvented herself as a TV star. She also picking an interest in welfare of animals, a cause still dear to her heart after retiring from the entertainment industry in the mid-1970s.

Doris, who had long believed she was only 93, only last week found she was actually two years older, as per her birth certificate issued in her native Ohio.

“I’ve always said that age is just a number. I have never paid much attention to birthdays, but it’s great to finally know how old I really am.” she said in a statement on Sunday.

Born Doris Mary Ann Von Kapplehoff on April 3, 1922, in Cincinnati, Ohio, in a German-origin family (her grandparents were immigrants), she was raised by her mother after her parents separated. She loved dancing and when 14, formed an act with a local boy. They even decided to move to Hollywood but the night before they were to leave, she had the accident which left her confined to a wheelchair for some time.

Amusing herself while recovering by singing along with the radio, she found she had a rare talent for singing and her mother signed her up for singing lessons. Singing on a local radio programme and a restaurant, she caught the attention of jazz orchestra leader Barney Rapp, who signed her up in 1939. He also convinced her to change her surname based on her rendition of song “Day after Day”.

Working with other bandleaders including Les Brown — with whom she had her first hit recording, “Sentimental Journey”, she was soon convinced by a pair of songwriters to audition for films. She auditioned for famed director Michael Curtiz, who to her shock, selected her despite she admitting to her lack of acting experience. But he said he liked her honesty and always held her to be his best discovery.

There was no looking back. Her first starring role was in “I’ll See You in My Dreams”, but what made her name was her title role in western musical “Calamity Jane” (1953).

She broke from her musical comedy roots to take on more dramatic roles to broaden her range, especially as a singer in “Love Me or Leave Me” (1955), which she called her best film performance, and in Alfred Hitchcock’s suspense “The Man Who Knew Too Much” (1956) — which has the famous “Que Sera, Sera…” (It was during this she concerned at the treatment of animals on set, resolved to take up the cause of pet rights, which she went in full fledged after retiring from showbiz in the 1970s).

Her subsequent hits included “Pillow Talk” (1959) with Rock Hudson, who became a lifelong friend. Of him, she said: “If there is a Heaven, I’m sure Rock Hudson is there because he was such a kind person”.

She also became known for refusing the role of Maria in “The Sound of Music” (1965), holding she was “too American to play a nun from Austria” and of Mrs Robinson in “The Graduate” (1967) as she was uncomfortable with playing the role of a professor’s wife who seduces his younger student.

In all, it was an eventful life for Doris, who had in 2014, said: “All I ever wanted in my life was to get married, have kids, keep house and cook, and even though I did all these things, I still ended up in Hollywood. It was a great trip. I’ve had an amazing life and wonderful times. And I’m happy!”

“Que sera, que sera?”


Kangana bungalow demolition smacks of malice, says Bombay High Court

Ranaut had sought Rs 2 crore in damages from the BMC and urged the court to declare BMC’s action illegal




Kangana Ranaut

Mumbai, November 27: The Bombay High Court on Friday has said the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation’s (BMC) action of demolishing part of Kangana Ranaut’s bungalow here smacks of malafide and was done to cause substantial loss to the actor, and quashed the demolition order.

The court also said it did not approve of authorities using “muscle power” against any citizen.

A division bench of Justices SJ Kathawalla and RI Chagla noted that the action undertaken by the civic body left hardly “any manner of doubt” that it was unauthorised.

The bench was hearing Ranaut’s petition challenging the demolition carried out by the BMC at her Pali Hill bungalow in suburban Bandra on September 9.

“The civic body has proceeded to act wrongfully and illegally against the rights of a citizen,” the bench said.

Ranaut had sought Rs 2 crore in damages from the BMC and urged the court to declare BMC’s action illegal.

On the issue of compensation, the bench said it was appointing a valuer who would hear the petitioner and the BMC on monetary damages caused to her due to the demolition.

“The valuer shall by March 2021 pass appropriate orders on compensation,” the court said.

The civic body had opposed the plea and said the actor had brazenly and unlawfully carried out extensive alterations and additions to the bungalow in breach of its approved plan.

Ranaut had filed the petition on September 9 when the demolition process was initiated by the BMC. The court had in an interim order on September 9 stayed the demolition work. PTI

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Bigg Boss 14: Kavita Kaushik’s husband reveals his relatives in law-enforcement approached him to file complaint against Aly Goni

Talking about his wife’s struggle Kavita Kaushik’s husband Ronnit Biswas slammed Aly Goni. Here’s what he said!




Kavita Kaushik

Bigg Boss 14 saw a massive showdown between Kavita Kaushik and Aly Goni after the actor lost his cool when she takes away his personal items as a punishment for breaking house rules.

In a fit of rage, Aly kicked a trash bin which hurt Kavita, who was standing close to it and the house erupted in chaos.

Now talking about his wife’s struggle Kavita’s husband Ronnit Biswas said, “Physical violence was never a thing which we had signed up for whether it happened directly or indirectly it doesn’t matter.”

“I had seen the promo first, a day before yesterday and I was very disturbed. But once I saw the way Kavita was putting up to it and how she was behaving I felt extremely proud of her. My sadness disappeared and I got happy thinking that no matter how much you try to target this girl, she will not bow down to anyone. She will come out shining and strong,” said a proud Ronnit in a conversation with ETimes TV.

He also went on to say that what Kavita said to Aly was not a big deal. Stating that Aly also said the same line to Kavita thrice, Ronnit revealed, “He has also said this to her thrice after that. So, I think the topic should have ended then and there itself. But I understand most of the housemates know that Kavita is quite strong and if they fight with her or corner her, they will get some footage. It is very sad that in a country where we keep talking about women are equal to men, we worship Goddess, we celebrate women and talk about women empowerment, there is a man who is threatening a woman on national television that he will make her life a living hell or won’t let her sleep.

Few of Ronnit’s relatives, who are in law enforcement, have approached him asking him if he wants to file a complaint against Aly Goni. “I have been getting a lot of calls from our well-wishers and relatives who are into the Police force, Government officials and they are asking me If I want to take action against Aly Goni or register a complaint. Although, I have told them that it is not needed, but I was expecting from the channel and the production house a stricter punishment. One week’s nomination doesn’t make any sense,” concluded Ronnit.

Let’s see if Aly and Kavita bury the hatches in weeks to come or not.

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TV actor Ashiesh Roy passes away

Cine & TV Artistes’ Association (CINTAA) expressed solidarity for Ashiesh Roy who died on Tuesday. The actor’s staff member confirmed the news that he was suffering from a kidney ailment and was undergoing dialysis.




Television actor Ashiesh Roy

Actor Ashiesh Roy passed away due to kidney failure on Tuesday. He was 55. Roy had been keeping unwell for a while and was admitted to the ICU in a Mumbai hospital in May this year.

Ashiesh Roy’s staff member confirmed the news. He told that the actor died at his home.

“He collapsed around 3.45 am. He had a kidney ailment and his dialysis was also going on but he had gotten better in the last few weeks… His sister will arrive from Kolkata in the evening. A call on funeral will be then taken,” the staff member said.

The Cine & TV Artistes’ Association (CINTAA) expressed solidarity for Ashiesh Roy via a social media post. “#CINTAA expresses its deepest condolence on the demise of Shri Ashiesh Roy (Member since: January 2003)” CINTAA’s Facebook post read.

In May, Ashiesh Roy had announced on social media that he was on dialysis and even sought financial assistance. “I am in the ICU… Very ill. Dialysis,” Ashiesh Roy first wrote on Facebook, followed by another post that read, “Need your urgent money for dialysis (sic).”

Read: TV actor Ashiesh Roy hospitalised, seeks aid from fans

Following Ashiesh Roy’s social media posts, filmmaker Hansal Mehta also requested film bodies to provide financial assistance to the ailing actor. Hansal Mehta tweeted, “Actor Ashish Roy (Bond) is seriously ill, on dialysis and in the ICU. He has appealed for financial help on FB. I’m doing all I can to help. Can industry associations also help the ailing actor?”

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