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Mumbai, Sep 18: Bollywood actors Varun Dhawan and Anushka Sharma worked in a textile factory in Faridabad for the forthcoming film “Sui Dhaaga – Made in India”.

To become a self-reliant tailor Mauji and his embroiderer wife Mamta, Varun and Anushka shot in the outskirts of Delhi at a real textile factory to get authentic visuals of how small-scale businesses operate and how textile workers from small towns work in factories.

“We have tried to keep ‘Sui Dhaaga’ as authentic to real life as possible. We lived the life of Mauji and Mamta for this film and this journey took us to work in an actual clothing factory in Faridabad,” Anushka said in a statement.

“We shot there for four days with real workers who tirelessly work day and night to produce outstanding pieces of garments. We learnt how to operate the machines from them which was very helpful,” she added.

Varun shared that the factory in Faridabad was a perfect location to shoot.

“The equipment and machinery looked genuine and extremely authentic to be the place where Mauji and Mamta’s first brush with a textile factory could be. To prep for our parts, we both interacted and met with all the real workers on set and exchanged notes. These people were invaluable in getting us more prepared for our characters,” he added.

A film about finding love and respect through self-reliance, “Sui Dhaaga – Made in India” is a heart-warming story that celebrates the spirit of self-reliance. It will pair up Varun Dhawan and Anushka Sharma for the first time on-screen.

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Varun plays the role of a tailor, while Anushka plays an embroiderer in the film, which is set to release on September 28.

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The National Award-winning dream-team of director Sharat Katariya and producer Maneesh Sharma have come together for this Yash Raj Films’ entertainer.

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Dev Anand’s Magic, 97 Years Young

It is impossible to define Dev Anand in a limited list of films. Still, here is a chronologically arranged list of Dev Anand roles you should check out, if you must understand what the magic was all about:

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Mumbai: He was one of the earliest superstars of the Hindi film industry, long before the term was officially coined by the Bollywood press. With a career spanning over six decades, Dev Anand has earned unconditional love from the audience with his romantic roles, and a dapper image that earned him the sobriquet ‘Gregory Peck of India’. Popular as the stylish loverboy, Dev Anand also dared to play the antihero at a time when most mainstream heroes would not dare doing so.

Saturday was the 97th birth anniversary of Dev saab, as the industry loved to call him. Born in Shakargarh Tehsil, in a part of Punjab that is now in Pakistan, on September 26, 1923, Dev Anand made his debut as an actor with the film “Hum Ek Hain” in 1946. Over the decades, he would venture into screenwriting and filmmaking. One of the Hindi film industry’s greatest actors of all time, Padma Bhushan recipient Dev Anand shares space along with Dilip Kumar and Raj Kapoor as one of the Triumvirate that ruled Bollywood in the fifties and the sixties.

It is impossible to define Dev Anand in a limited list of films. Still, here is a chronologically arranged list of Dev Anand roles you should check out, if you must understand what the magic was all about:

BAAZI (1951)
After “Afsar” (1950), this is the second film backed by Dev Anand under the banner of Navketan Films. He essays a gambler in the film co-starring Geeta Bali and his wife Kalpana Kartik.

JAAL (1952)
Directed by Guru Dutt, the film cast Dev Anand as a character shrouded in mystery. The film, which left the audience impressed with his acting prowess also stars Geeta Bali, Purnima and KN Singh in key roles.

TAXI DRIVER (1954)
Dev Anand plays a taxi driver in the film directed by his elder brother Chetan Anand and produced by their banner Navketan Films. The film also stars Sheila Ramani, Kalpana Kartik and Johnny Walker.

MUNIMJI (1955)
Dev Anand stars opposite Nalini Jaywant in this film directed by Subodh Mukherjee. His character leaves you guessing right till the end of the film. “Jeevan ke safar mein rahi” is a memorable track from this film.

C.I.D. (1956)
The Raj Khosla-directed crime thriller is one of the highlights of Dev Anand’s career, where he plays Inspector Shekhar. “Aankhon hi aankhon mein” is a popular track from this film.

PAYING GUEST (1957)
Dev Anand plays a lawyer in this Subodh Mukherjee directorial, also starring Nutan. The film is still remembered for its melodious songs “Chhod do aanchal” and “Maana janaab ne pukara nahi”, composed by SD Burman.

NAU DO GYARAH (1957)
In this film, inspired by the American romantic comedy “It Happened One Night”, Dev Anand stars alongside Kalpana Kartik, Madan Puri, Shashikala and Jeevan. This film marked the directorial debut of Dev Anand’s younger brother Vijay Anand.

KALA PANI (1958)
This Raj Khosla directorial is a remake of the Bengali film “Sabar Upaarey”. The film stars Dev Anand alongside Madhubala and Nalini Jaywant.

KALA BAZAR (1960)
Directed by Dev Anand’s younger brother Vijay Anand, “Kala Bazar” casts the actor as a cinema ticket blacker. The film also stars Waheeda Rehman. The film has the iconic number “Khoya khoya chand”.

BOMBAI KA BABU (1960)
The Raj Khosla thriller stars Dev Anand alongside Bengali superstar Suchitra Sen. The film is loosely inspired by O. Henry’s short story, “A Double-Dyed Deceiver”.

HUM DONO (1961)
Produced by Navketan Films, this film stars Dev Anand in a double role alongside Sadhana and Nanda. Melodious songs “Abhi na jao chhodkar” and “Main zindagi ka saath” gained immense love from the audience.

TERE GHAR KE SAMNE (1963)
Dev Anand plays an architect in the self-produced film. Directed by Vijay Anand, the film stars Nutan as female lead. “Dil ka bhanwar” and “Tere ghar ke samne” are popular numbers from this film.

TEEN DEVIAN (1965)
Directed by Amarjeet, the film narrates the story of a poet who falls for three women. The film stars Dev Anand alongside actresses Nanda, Kalpana Mohan and Simi Garewal. “Khwab ho tum ya koi haqeeqat”, “Arre yaar meri tum bhi ho ghazab” and “Aise to na dekho” are a few of the popular numbers from the film’s hit soundtrack.

GUIDE (1965)
One of the most widely acknowledged Dev Anand films, “Guide” was produced by the actor and directed by his brother Vijay Anand. The film also starring Waheeda Rehman is adapted from RK Narayan’s novel, “The Guide”. “Aaj phir jeene ki tamanna hai” and “Gaata rahe mera dil” are a few evergreen numbers from this film.

JEWEL THIEF (1967)
Another iconic Dev Anand film directed by his brother Vijay Anand, and a must-watch for all Bollywood buffs. The film, produced by Dev Anand stars him alongside Ashok Kumar, Vyjayanthimala and Tanuja. “Yeh dil na hota bechara”, “Aasman ke neeche”, “Dil pukare” and “Raat akeli hai” are iconic songs by SD Burman in this film.

PREM PUJARI (1970)
Despite being a massive box office failure, no Dev Anand list is complete without this film, because it contains probably the most romantic song ever filmed on the actor. SD Burman scored “Phoolon ke rang se” on the lyrics of Gopaldas Neeraj and the song was brought alive by the sheer genius of Kishore Kumar. The film, also starring Waheeda Rehman, Shatrughan Sinha and Ashok Kumar, cast Dev Anand as an Army Lieutenant and tried creating drama using a war backdrop.

JOHNY MERA NAAM (1970)
Dev Anand as the hero is a CID officer who poses as the thief Johny to get himself jailed so that he can nab the villain! If that’s not enough for masala entertainment, he also finds time to romance the heroine (Hema Malini) and sing songs (Kalyanji-Anandji) that have stood the test of time.

GAMBLER (1971)
“Dil aaj shayar hai, gham aaj nagma hai”… SD Burman’s mellifluous score sung by Kishore Kumar defined the dapper Dev Anand at the zenith of his romantic image. The crime drama cast Dev Anand as a local goon and ace card sharp who falls in love with the daughter (Zaheeda) of a top cop.

HARE RAMA HARE KRISHNA (1971)
Few films that are a blockbuster at the box office also attain a sort of cult status. Dev Anand’s self-directed, written and produced romantic musical drama saw him return with Zeenat Aman and RD Burman’s superhit score. Anand and Zeenat played siblings in this drama that highlighted the era’s hippie culture and emerging drug menace.

HEERA PANNA (1973)
The self-directed romantic drama cast saw Dev Anand reuniting with Zeenat Aman. He played Heera, a lovelorn photographer, and she was Panna, a jewel thief, in the film that had some priceless musical gems by composer RD Burman.

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Bollywood drug case: NCB seizes phones of Deepika, Rakul, Simone, Karishma

NCB quizzed actors Rakul Preet Singh, Deepika Padukone, her former manager Karishma Prakash, and fashion designer Simone Khambatta in connection with drug case related to death of Sushant Singh Rajput

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Mumbai: The Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB), which quizzed Bollywood actors Rakul Preet Singh, Deepika Padukone, her former manager Karishma Prakash, and fashion designer Simone Khambatta on Friday and Saturday in connection with the drugs case related to the death of Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput, has seized their mobile phones.

An NCB source said, “The phones of Deepika, Karishma, Rakul and Khambatta have been seized by the NCB under the Indian Evidence Act.”

The development came after the questioning of Deepika and Karishma on Saturday, and Rakul and Khambatta on Friday for several hours.

The NCB questioned Deepika for over five hours on Saturday and Rakul for over four hours on Friday.

Meanwhile, Karishma was questioned for two consecutive days on Friday amd Saturday, while Khambatta was grilled on Friday.

The agency collected their phones as the alleged ‘drug’ chats were made using the same phones, the source said.

The source also said that the NCB has collected the phone of Sushant’s former talent manager Jaya Saha.

Besides Deepika, Rakul, Khambatta and Karishma, the NCB also questioned Bollywood actors Shraddha Kapoor and Sara Ali Khan on Saturday for several hours.

The NCB has registered a case on the request of the Enforcement Directorate (ED) after it found alleged chats of Deepika with her former manager in 2017 discussing drugs.

The phones of Rakul and Khambatta were seized as both of them are close friends of Sushant’s girlfriend Rhea Chakraborty, who was arrested earlier this month after three days of questioning.

Besides Rhea, the NCB has also arrested her brother Showik and 17 others in connection with the case.

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Rhea Drug Case: Rakul Preet Singh moves Delhi HC seeking Ban on Media reporting

It is from the email dated September 24 from the NCB that the Petitioner learnt that case in which she has been required to appear has been registered as Crime No. MZU/NCB/15/2020, the plea said.

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New Delhi, Sep 26 : Bollywood actor Rakul Preet Singh has moved the Delhi High Court seeking urgent interim directions from the court restraining media from running shows or publishing articles against her in connection with the drug probe which emerged out following the death of Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput.

The matter is likely to come up for hearing in the coming week.

The petition filed through advocates Himanshu Yadav, Aman Hingorani and Shweta Hingorani claims that Rakul Preet has been in Hyderabad for a film shoot and was shocked to see media reports in the evening of September 29 to the effect that the Narcotics Control Bureau, Mumbai has summoned her to appear before it in Mumbai on September 24 in connection with the ongoing investigation in the Rhea Chakraborty’s drugs case.

“…the Petitioner had received no such summons from the NCB at either of her Hyderabad or Mumbai addresses, and accordingly she remained in Hyderabad. The Petitioner’s father, Col. Kulvinder Singh (Retd), decided to take the morning flight on 24.9.2020 to Mumbai from Hyderabad to ascertain the truth of such reports,” the plea said.

“…however, from the evening of 23.9.2020 itself, the media started running fake news to the effect that the Petitioner, who was in Hyderabad, had supposedly reached Mumbai on the evening of 23.9.2020 for the NCB investigation,” it said further.

It added that around 11.20 a.m. on September 24, the Petitioner received summons under Section 67 of the NDPS Act dated September 23 through WhatsApp in Hyderabad which said that she had to appear in person before the NCB, Mumbai at 10 a.m. on September 24.

It is from the email dated September 24 from the NCB that the Petitioner learnt that case in which she has been required to appear has been registered as Crime No. MZU/NCB/15/2020, the plea said.

Earlier this month, Rakul had approached the High Court seeking its direction in order to ask the media not to telecast, publish or circulate on the TV channels, cable, print or social media, as the case may be, any content in context of Actress Rhea Chakraborty’s narcotic drugs case that maligns or slanders the Petitioner or which contains anything defamatory, deliberate, false and suggestive innuendos and half-truths in respect of the Petitioner, or to use sensational headlines, photographs, video-footage or social media links which invade the privacy of the Petitioner.

While issuing notice on the said plea, a single judge bench of the high court presided by Justice Navin Chawla had said, “There has to be some restraint. Media gets to know info even before the officers themselves. Reputations are getting tarnished.”

“It is hoped that media houses and TV channels would show restraint and abide by the Program Code and other guidelines while making any report in connection with Rakul Preet Singh,” the bench had said further.

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