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Vidya Balan: Always great to watch older films

“‘Tumhari Sulu’ is a story that gives hope to viewers that everything is possible. Whenever you need inspiration please watch the film,” she added.

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Mumbai, May 31 : Actress Vidya Balan is spending her lockdown period by watching classic films, and says it is great to watch older films and revisit the memories.

Asked how she is spending quality time with her family during lockdown, Vidya said: “I love watching my films on television with my entire family. It is always great to watch older films and revisit the memories grooving on evergreen songs.”

The actress is admired by fans for her roles in movies like “Tumhari Sulu” and “Lage Raho Munna Bhai”. She essayed the role of a radio jockey in both the films.

Talking about her experience being as an RJ, Vidya said: “I think the most fascinating aspect of an RJ is that you have to convey everything through your voice. Yet with this challenge, it’s great to see how RJs connect so beautifully with the listeners. In both my films ‘Lage Raho Munna Bhai’ and ‘Tumhari Sulu’, the RJs were completely different people with completely different styles and I think that was very challenging for me.”

The actress said that she “can never get bored of watching” her film “Tumhari Sulu” again and again on “television especially when I see my family enjoying it”.

“‘Tumhari Sulu’ is a story that gives hope to viewers that everything is possible. Whenever you need inspiration please watch the film,” she added.

“Tumhari Sulu” will air on Sony MAX on June 3.

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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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