Vicariously, we all are gangsters: Arjun Rampal


New Delhi: “I always wanted to play a gangster,” says National Award winning actor Arjun Rampal, who will be seen portraying real-life don Arun Gawli in ‘Daddy’.

In an exclusive conversation with ANI, the ‘Rock On 2’ star, who is also the producer of the film, revealed why he chose to tell the world, the story of the renowned Mumbai gangster­turned-politician.

“Their world was really cool to go and explore and I think it’s exciting for the audiences to go and see something new and different. As an actor, I love this genre. I always wanted to play a gangster! When Arun Gawli gave his blessings, I was like, it’s perfect,” said the 44-year-old.


Ask him why he ‘always’ wanted to be a gangster and he quickly replies, “Why! Because vicariously, we all are gangsters! And in the film industry, everybody is a gangster!”

“So, you know this world exists, you know all of that does happen. We are just on this side of the fence, there’s a world on that side of the fence too and it looks exciting. It’s not that you want to join it but it will be cool to experience it in a different way.”

Apart from tracing the notorious gangster-turned-politician’s journey, ‘Daddy’ also throws light on the various aspects of the Underworld from the era it is set in – namely the late 80s and 90s.

Helmed by Ashim Ahluwalia, the film also stars South Indian actress Aishwarya Rajesh in the lead role and is all set to release this Friday.




Kangana Ranaut gets slammed by chairperson of Maharashtra Women’s Commission Vijaya Rahatkar for her comments


Kangana Ranaut is making news for her bold statement in the latest talk show of ‘Aap Ki Adalat’, she spoke about her and Hrithik’s relationship, she also demanded an apology from him for causing her “mental and emotional trauma.” In relation to that, she also spoke about the women’s commission, who decided to help her in the case at first, but later backed out.

“He wrote in the notice that if you don’t apologise to me, I will leak your photos and mails. I was shooting Vishal Bharadwaj’s film that time. So he told me, Kangana, if such things go public, you will be affected mentally. How will you shoot the film then? So he asked me to go to the Women Commission. I decided to go to them. My sister called up Gurmeet Chaddha, who is the head in Mumbai. Initially, she was very excited but two days later, she calls from Rakesh Roshan’s office saying he is a good friend. Things are going out of hand now. Kitne bikau hai ye log…women commission se to mujhe nafrat ho gayi hai,” Kangana said on the show.

Well, now it’s the Chairperson of Maharashtra Women’s Commission Vijaya Rahatkar, who has shared their side of story as slamming Kangana through a series of tweets, Vijaya said that the actress never approached them. This controversy don’t seem to end soon and let’s see how far this goes, on work front Kangana is coming with her new movie ‘Simran’.


 

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Bollywood songs are losing poetic value: Kumar Sanu


Mumbai: Popular playback artist Kumar Sanu says that he prefers singing for the regional film industry as compared to Bollywood as the quality of lyrics and the poetic value of Hindi film songs have become poor.

Asked about his choice of songs in recent times, Kumar Sanu, a recipient of Padma Shri, told the media on Monday: “These days Hindi film songs mostly have bad lyrics like ‘char bottle Vodka’.”

“Bollywood songs are losing their poetic value. When it comes to the 1990s’ songs, we all can recall them by their beautiful poetry, melody and how soothing they were to the soul.


“These days listening to Hindi songs, mostly, boils your blood. However, in regional film songs, they still value good lyrics.”

Kumar Sanu, who lent his voice to the title track of Sony Entertainment Television’s upcoming show “Yeh Un Dinon Ki Baat Hai”, was present at the show’s trailer launch.

He performed live along with singer Sadhana Sargam at the launch.

He, however, said he was not against modern music. “See, change is constant. Music should change. Technically, we have come a long way — matching up to the international standard. It is good.

“But, we have to always remember, songs are based on their melody and lyrics. I am not saying these days people are not making good songs. They are doing it. But it is two songs out of 10 whereas in the 1990s, good film songs used to be nine out of 10! That’s the difference.”

The singer performed some of his popular numbers like “Mera dil bhi kitna pagal hai”, “Saanson ki zarurat hai jaise” and “Jab koi baat bigad jaye” along with the title track of the show. It is composed by Anu Malik.

Produced by Shashi Sumeet Productions, the story of “Yeh Un Dinon Ki Baat Hai” is about a teenage love story set in the 1990s when gadgets had not invaded the youngster’s world.

The show will premiere on Tuesday.




Iconic sarees worn by these Bollywood stars have stood the test of time!


Sarees and Bollywood have an inseparable connection. Bollywood’s beautiful actresses look sexy in romantic songs when they wear sarees. Whether it’s a chiffon or an embroidered saree, actresses look hot!

Bollywood was a biggest source to bring fashion trends in India. Our directors know how to bring fashion in a sexiest manner, especially when it comes to showing heroine in sexiest avatar through saree. From Mumtaz to Deepika, every single actress has made the saree iconic with time.

Deepika Padukone
Deepika in Yeh Jawani Hai Deewani song ‘Badtameez Dil’ was talk of the town because of her saree. Deepika is known as a fashion icon in Bollywood, and her fashion style was noticed the most. She wore a royal blue coloured saree in a western style. Her attitude and confidence in a saree stole the show in the Badtameez Dil song. This saree was definitely the most popular saree of 2013.

 

 

 

 

Even in Titli song from ‘Chennai Express’, she was adorable. The south Indian tradition, white with golden border saree, stole million hearts.


Priyanka Chopra

Priyanka Chopra got named Desi Girl from “My Desi Girl’. The sparkling saree highlighted her curves and caught attention of audience all over. The simple saree in cream colour won a millions young heart. Even walking the ramp, Priyanka has won hearts of her fans. She rocked the stage even in her desi look.

 

 


Katrina Kaif

Katrina in Teri Ore song donned a black netted saree with a red embroidered, and looked damn sexy. Katrina’s tall frame gave a saree very sensuous look. Akshay and Katrina chemistry in the songs was too hot. Not only red, but all coloured sarees suit Katrina. She wore a dark pink, yellow, black saree in ‘Gale lag Jaa’, and blue saree in ‘Teri Ore’.

 

 


Aishwarya and Madhuri

Aishwarya and Madhuri were seen together in Devdas, opposite Shah Rukh Khan. Paro and Chandramukhi fell in love with Devdas. Both actresses donned white and red saree in Bengali style. This trends of heavy border saree has followed in many films. For eg, in Bajirao Mastani Priyanka as Kashibai and Deepika as Mastani, wore sarees with heavy and beautiful look. The colours of the saree were fabulous.


Kareena Kapoor

Kareena Kapoor donned a red saree in Ra. One. Her look in Chammak Challo song was amazing. Even in Chameli, she was seen in red saree with a floral blouse throughout the film. Kareena played a hooker in the movie and the saree enhanced her sensuality and curves in every frame. He carried it off really well in the song ‘Bhagere Maan Kahe’.

 

 


Madhuri Dixit

Dhak dhak girl Madhuri Dixit looked adorable in royal purple coloured saree in the song ‘Didi Tere Devar Deewana’ from Hum Aapke Hain Koun! The purple saree she wore became such a hit, that every single lady in India tried to copy her style. After the song came out, the saree became every women’s dream saree and sold like hot cakes in the market.


Sridevi

Sridevi was seen in sarees in most of her movies. Remember, Mr India, Chandni, among others? In Mr India, there was the legendary romantic song “Kaate Nahin Katate” opposite Anil Kapoor. Sridevi wore a blue chiffon saree and in Chandni, in the song “Tere Mere Hooton”, she wore a yellow saree, and showed that even a saree can make you look damn sexy. This trend was followed by Kajol in Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge, Kuch Kuch Hota Hai and Kabhi Khusi Kabhi Gham.

 

 


Rekha

Rekha, the yesteryear beauty, is a picture of elegance. Gorgeous Rekha looks stunning in silk sarees and we must admit that the actress is growing old with grace! Rekha has always followed a desi style statement. Rekha in silk sarees always look gorgeous.

Most of the times, Rekha’s accessories include her silk sarees with golden jewellery especially bangles, big round bindis and embroidered potli. Even today, Rekha look gorgeous in a saree in every events like awards function, marriage ceremony or any parties. Rekha steals the night with her gorgeous looks.


Zeenat Aman

Zeenat Aman’s look in one of her earliest films, Satyam Shivam Sundaram, has become iconic, inspiring a slew of actresses to try it out for themselves. Which brings us to the look that made history. Despite a disfigured face, Zeenat Aman looked very hot in Satyam Shivam Sundaram. The actress’ look in the same saree was later copied by Mandakni, Shilpa Shirodkar and Sonali Raut.

   


Mumtaz

Mumtaz in the song ‘Aaj kal Tere Mere Pyaar Ke Charche’ was seen in orange saree with golden border in the movie Brahmachari. Mumtaz’s shaky moves in this bright saree showed her perfect curves and gave her a sexy look. Mumtaz is a Bollywood icon when it comes to style. Mumtaz fashion statement is followed even today by actresses like Priyanka Chopra and Sonam Kapoor. Priyanka looked awesome in the song ‘Jabse Mere Dil Ko Uff’ from Teri Meri Kahaani opposite Shahid Kapoor.




After Salman Khan, Akshay Kumar and Hrithik Roshan, it is Tiger Shroff’s turn to say no to villainy roles


More and more screen heroes are determined to project a squeaky-clean image off screen. After Salman Khan, Akshay Kumar and Hrithik Roshan who refused to indulge in screen villainy, it is Tiger Shroff who won’t do negative roles.

“I’ve to think of the young people who come to watch films. A lot of them look up to us; expect us to set an example. They follow the clothes we wear, the way we talk and behave. It is very important to be correct in our behaviour towards women, children and elders,” says Tiger.

He will, therefore, not play negative or grey characters. “I’d rather play positive people. I am a pretty positive person in real life. I’d want to project that positivity in the roles that I play,” says Tiger.


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When told that in this, he’s following Hrithik Roshan, Tiger Shroff expresses great delight. “I am so glad to hear that. Hrithik Sir has always been my idol. To follow in his footsteps is my greatest desire as an actor.”

In fact, Tiger Shroff intends to take tips from Hrithik Roshan on how to approach his role in the remake of Rambo directed by Siddharth Anand. Hrithik Roshan, it may be recalled, was the first choice for the desi Rambo. Says Tiger Shroff, “It is an honour to step into space created for Hrithik Sir.”




Monsoon Mania! ‘Meri Pyaari Bindu’ makers release uncut video of ‘Mana Ke Hum Yaar Nahin’


Mumbai: The makers of the film ‘Meri Pyaari Bindu’ have released the uncut video of the duet version of ‘Maana Ke Hum Yaar Nahin’ which is perfect for this monsoon. The visuals effectively capture what transpires when a lot has been left unsaid and unspoken between two long lost lovers.

The films stars Parineeti Chopra and Ayushmann Khurrana. In the movie, Parineeti debuted as a singer in Bollywood from the song ‘Mana ke Hum Yaar Nahin’. It is no doubt that her singing dream came true.

Watch video here:

https://youtu.be/D9N7qAyLofE

Ayushmann Khurrana had told to DNA that Pari’s the best singer-actress as of now in the industry. The famous singer Sonu Nigam came on board to record a duet version for the film along with Parineeti. The vocals of Sonu Nigam are an added bonus to the composition by Sachin-Jigar and kudos to Kausar Munir for the lyrics.




SIIMA 2017: Jr NTR and Rakul Preet Singh win best actor awards


South film industry in the fastest growing film industry In India after Bollywood. Every year tons of movies are out and are quite popular among Hindi audience.

The South Indian International Movie Awards 2017 (SIIMA) is one of the most prestigious award ceremonies and the first international awards function that has taken the South Indian film industry to a global level. There are numerous categories but all eyes were on best actor and actresses. The Two mega star from South Jr NTR and Rakul Preet Singh won the best actor and actress award. The duo has a huge fan following in South.

Jr NTR’s performance in ‘Janatha Garage’ and Rakhul Preet Singh’s act in ‘Nannaku Prematho’ had won hearts. The actors who were nominated in the best actor (Telugu) category included Samantha for ‘A Aa’, Ritu Varma for ‘Pelli Choopulu’, Lavanya Tripathi for ‘Srirastu Shubhamastu’ and Regina for ‘Jyo Achyutananda’.


The event which is happening in Abu Dhabi kicked-off in style yesterday (June 30) and will conclude today (July 1).




I take criticism, praise in same way, says Kalki Koechlin


New Delhi: During her initial days in showbiz, she used to get upset over negative reviews, criticism and social media trolls. However, actress Kalki Koechlin says while surviving in the industry for over a decade, she has now become a “veteran” when it comes to handling comments and compliments.

“I used to get affected by it (being in limelight) when I started my career. I used to get upset about criticism or a troll. Even if I used to get a thousand compliments, I only used to remember that one comment that criticised me. Somewhere it’s human nature… We tend to do that,” Kalki told IANS over phone from Mumbai.

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“But with experience, now I let it go. I have been here for a decade now so, now I am like a veteran. Now I take criticism and praise in the same way… I look at them in a constructive way, something that can help me learn and evolve.


“Sometimes there are also moments when I say ‘No, I don’t want to hear all this, I am going to switch off from social media and focus on whatever I am doing at that time’. Ultimately, your work speaks for yourself,” she added.

The 33-year-old is best known for portraying unconventional characters onscreen. She ventured into filmdom with “Dev D” and went on to play critically acclaimed roles in films like “Shaitan”, “That Girl in Yellow Boots”, “Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara”, “My Friend Pinto”, “Margarita with a Straw”, “Waiting” and more.

After Konkana Sen Sharma’s “A Death in the Gunj”, Kalki is now looking forward to her maiden web series and her upcoming film “Ribbon”.

“It’s a 12-episode series on the Goan mafia. I play a Goan-Portuguese DJ. Also, I have just finished a film called ‘Ribbon’, which has been directed by Rakhee Sandilya. She is making her debut. She earlier made a documentary on surrogacy. The film shows how difficult it is for an urban couple to keep up the pace in today’s modern world and bring up a child,” Kalki said.

Asked about the growing demand of web series in India, Kalki said: “There is no doubt that web is taking over. That’s the new form of technology. We have to embrace it and evolve with it. I watch a lot of stuff online all the time. It’s a free platform where we get to see content which we can’t see on our TV or in cinemas so often. I love it.”

However, she added that people are still keen about watching films and TV shows.

“But I don’t think it means that besides web, everything else will disappear. People are still very social creatures and they still want to go and have an outing to the cinema or to go and watch a rock concert,” she said.

“It (web) gives you freedom. The web is a wonderful place to express opinions and voices which are otherwise not always expressed, but people also can overuse that freedom. That’s also the negative side of it like trolling — that’s repercussion of this technology,” she added.

Being in the acting profession, Kalki likes to maintain a balance between her professional and personal life.

“Personally, I believe in the law of Newton — Every action has an equal and opposite reaction. So, you can’t appreciate silence without noise. I want to be out there in the limelight and get my work seen. But I also value my time alone or with family. I like to have a balance of both.”




Did Amrita Singh lash out at Saif Ali Khan over comments on Sara’s Bollywood debut?


Star kids and their parents are currently the hot topic of discussion amongst gossip mongers. B-town parents are nowadays much concerned about their respective kids. After Sridevi, Saif Ali Khan made a comment on his daughter Sara Ali Khan. However, his comment on Sara, apparently made his ex-wife and Sara’s mother, Amrita Singh, angry.

It is being reported that Amrita blasted Saif, saying she did not appreciate his comments. According to a report in DNA, a source disclosed what actually happened. The source says, “She told him it was an irresponsible thing to say considering Sara is about to embark on a film career.” After all, Amrita wants to make Sara a big Bollywood actress. And this is perhaps why Saif’s statement didn’t gone down well with Sara’s mother.

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The source further added, “Saif didn’t want to be dragged into an argument, so he mumbled that he was ‘quoted out of context’ and calmed down his former wife.” Moreover, things didn’t end here as after completing a phone call, Saif attended a press conference and as expected, he was asked about his daughter’s much-talked debut.

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According to india.com, in the press conference, the actor clarified the whole statement saying that, “I love my daughter, support her and I think her choice is great. Of course, she is an actress, she belongs to a family of artistes, which is great, but I am still a little concerned for her as it is an unsure profession. Because I love her, I worry for her. That’s all I am saying. Is that clear? People write things like, ‘He doesn’t know what he is saying. He doesn’t know his mind.’ I find that annoying.”

Reportedly, Sara Ali Khan will be seen opposite Sushant Singh Rajput in ‘Kedarnath’ which will be directed by Abhishek Kapoor.




Pooja Doshi fought fear of heights in ‘Kaadhali’


Chennai: Actress Pooja Doshi says she overcame her fear of heights with forthcoming Telugu romantic comedy “Kaadhali”, slated to hit the screens on Friday.

The film, which also stars Sai Ronak and Harish Kalyan, marks Pooja’s acting debut.

Talking about how she overcame her fear of heights, Pooja told IANS: “We went to Sri Lanka to shoot a song. This location is called World’s End, a sheer cliff with a drop of about 4000 ft. I couldn’t imagine myself dancing on it because I’m really scared of heights.”

With a lot of encouragement from her peers, Pooja overcame her fear of heights.

“The people around me on the sets motivated me a lot. When I finally shot the song, everyone clapped for me and it felt so good. The song’s visuals have come out so well,” she said.

She plays a doctor in the film, which has been directed by Pattabhi.

The southern filmdom is quite new to Pooja, who admits to having been apprehensive when she signed the project.

“Initially, I did feel nervous because I don’t know anybody in the south. But I was keen to explore opportunities as a lot of leading heroines – Genelia D’Souza and Ileana D’Cruz – had started their career here.

“I still wasn’t convinced because I had heard a lot of dark stories about how difficult it is for a heroine to land a clean role.”

Her notion changed after meeting her director.




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