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Citing example of Ranveer Singh, Manoj Kumar tells Shah Rukh Khan, ‘this is how it is done’


Mumbai: Ranveer Singh recently shared a picture on Instagram in Manoj Kumar pose, which read, Workin’ the Manoj Kumar. On this photo, Manoj Kumar replied by saying to Mumbai Mirror, “I have seen the snapshot. He has done a good job of imitating me. I laughed a lot when I saw the picture. Ranveer is on the right track. What Shah Rukh did was hitting below the belt, what Ranveer did was in good taste. Ranveer is a fine artiste. My good wishes are with him. I have seen his film, Band Baaja Baaraat.”

Kumar also revealed that he has acted with Ranveer’s grandmother, Chand Burke in a film ‘Pehchaan’.


Earlier, Shah Rukh Khan posed like Kumar in Farah Khan’s 2007 film ‘Om Shanti Om’, where he covered his face with hand with his palm. However, Manoj Kumar took Farah Khan and Shah Rukh to court and claimed he felt insulted by the representation, eventually demanded the scene should be deleted from the film.

The case was shut down when Shah Rukh and Farah apologised to him for hurting his sentiments.




Income Tax tribunal gives Katrina Kaif a clean chit on Rs. 2.07 cr cash deal


With the Income Tax recently trying to seize black money from varied professionals, film industry too wasn’t sparred from their raids. Reportedly, Katrina Kaif was dragged into the black money controversy after the department officials came across a laptop of an employee who works in the talent management firm that handles Kaif.

However, the details in the computer have been dismissed as a third party evidence with the actress now being given a clean chit. The computer was seized from an employee named Sandhya Ramachandran who works for Matrix, a talent management company that handles some of the most prolific celebrities of the industry like Katrina Kaif, Kareena Kapoor Khan, Alia Bhatt among others. The said evidence in the computer included a payment of Rs. 2.07 crore by cash and yet another payment of Rs. 58 lakhs by cash that were allegedly made against the name of Katrina Kaif.

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Hence, with the authorities assuming that the differentiation could be classified as white [cheque] and black [cash] money, the actress too was reportedly considered to be indulging in these illegal black money dealings since the cash was undeclared. However, the tax tribunal dismissed these conclusions, giving its ruling a week ago wherein it gave a clean chit to Katrina Kaif stating that it is not direct evidence.


The computer of Ramachandran was considered to be third party evidence which doesn’t qualify as enough evidence to involve the actress in the black money dealings. Senior chartered accountant Dilip Lakhani revealed that according to income tax act, an income can be taxed only if it is proved that it has been received by the assesse and any income received by people close to the person or any other connected person will be regarded as a third person income.

Hence no conclusion can be made unless the tax department is able to connect the payments directly to Kaif. In this case however, none of the documents found in the laptop of Ramachandran clearly indicated the cash payment that was made against Kaif. There was no evidence of the cash being transferred to Kaif from Matrix.

However the cheque payment of Rs. 2.07 crore made to Katrina was acknowledged by the actress. Due to lack of correlation of payments, the tax tribunal could not consider it as evidence against Katrina Kaif and hence the actress was acquitted from the same.




Bigg Boss 11: Hina Khan gets scared of Vikas Gupta while Sabyasachi becomes new captain; Day 40 drama


Salman Khan’s reality show, Bigg Boss season 11 is getting much interesting day by day. On day 40, the contenders for captaincy were seen working hard to become the captain of the house.

Thus, let’s see what happened Day 40 in the Bigg Boss 11 house:

Day 40 starts with Arshi Khan’s instigation in which she calls Luv Tyagi a ‘Fattu’. Meanwhile, Vikas Gupta and Luv get into an argument in which Priyank Sharma asks Vikas to stop teasing Luv.
Later, on the dining table, Puneesh Sharma says that Luv doesn’t know anything that is happening in the show. Puneesh stops Luv and asks him “What is happening on the show?” However, Luv doesn’t answer him. But Puneesh still says to Luv that he’ll ask him personally.
Meanwhile, in the jail, Hina Khan gets upset with Vikas and says Vikas wants to become dictator of the house. She also says that she gets scared of Vikas. Moreover, in the bedroom, Vikas gossips about Hina with Sapna Chaudhary that she is the eldest in her group and is still talking about women’s clothes.
In the jail, Hina asks Benafsha Soonawalla about her and Priyank’s relationship. Hina says to Benafsha that she is attracted towards him and they have something special between them.
In the morning, Hiten Tejwani enacts Puneesh and Bandgi Kalra’s behaviour. Then, Hina says that Hiten is on fire today.
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Before the task starts, Shilpa Shinde discusses her strategy with Akash Dadlani, Arshi and Mehjabi Siddiqui that Priyank and Luv will destroy Akash’s egg so they will give their eggs to Sabyasachi Satapathy.
After the task starts, Shilpa, Arshi, Mehjabi, Priyank and Luv give their vote to Sabyasachi. Meanwhile, everyone tries to convince Bandgi to vote Sabyasachi on which she agrees and cast her vote.
However, during the task, Priyank tells Vikas to keep a distance from Sabyasachi. But Vikas tells him that he is supporting Sabyasachi. Later, Hina sends Luv to protect Sabyasachi from Vikas.
In the bathroom, Bandgi cries in front of Puneesh for losing captaincy task.
In the end, Bigg Boss announces Sabyasachi as the new captain of the house and gives him the power to unlock one contestant out of the jail.
Sabyasachi gives Hiten’s name. However, Hina gets angry and tells Bigg Boss to release them too.
Later, Big Boss asks Sabyasachi to unlock the jail and allow others to get out.
Then, in the house, Hina and Arshi get into a fight.
Interestingly, Bigg Boss announces a task in which Puneesh-Bandgi, Priyank-Benafsha and Akash-Arshi are in pairs. The pair who will complete the task in less time will win the task.

Priyank and Benafsha complete the task in 56 seconds while Puneesh and Bandgi complete the task in 45 seconds. However, Akash and Arshi complete the task in 40 seconds and wins the Garnier man of the series.
 

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Subhash Ghai reveals, SRK backed out of the film starring Dilip Kumar and Big B


Mumbai: Director Subhash Ghai had planned an ambitious war film with three of the biggest Bollywood superstars — Dilip Kumar, Amitabh Bachchan and Shah Rukh Khan — but he had to shelve it. The director said he had even a title for the film, which was to be called “Mother Land”.

“In 2003, I wanted to start a war film called ‘Mother Land’, where I had cast Dilip Kumar, Amitabh Bachchan and Shah Rukh Khan. The script was ready and three songs were also recorded, but at the last minute Shah Rukh backed out,” Ghai says in a PTI interview.

The filmmaker, who has previously worked with Shah Rukh in the 1997 hit film “Pardes”, said the superstar wanted a solo-hero project back then and hence the dream project could not go on floors. “He (Shah Rukh) felt there are so many characters in the film. He wanted to do a solo hero film then, but mine was not. It was a story of Dilip saab, Amitabh Bachchan, Shah Rukh. On my wish list were also Aishwarya Rai, Preity Zinta and Mahima Chaudhry for the film but that’s destiny,” he says.


“Mother Land” did not take off but there was another film, called “Shikhar”, that Ghai had planned to make with Shah Rukh. However, that also got shelved, thus giving birth to “Pardes”. “Before ‘Pardes’ I had designed a film called ‘Shikhar’, staring Jackie Shroff and Shah Rukh, where we were to cast a new girl. It was a love story with a war backdrop. We had done our muhurat too and recorded a song after signing A R Rahman,” he says.

“‘Ishq bina kya jeena yaaro’ was a song from ‘Shikhar’ (which eventually became one of the most popular songs from his ‘Taal’). But when ‘Trimurti’ (1995) released and flopped, the media and distributors said ‘how could you give a flop after ten hits? You better retire’!” he says.

The phase put Ghai and his team in confusion, as they decided to scrap the ambitious war film and instead focused on making a “small film.” “My team thought, since ‘Shikhar’ was a very big war film with huge investment, let’s make a small budget film. I thought let’s make a small film, which happened to be ‘Pardes’, shoot within a year and come back to ‘Sikhar’ later,” Ghai says. When “Pardes” released and became a hit, Ghai moved on to helm “Taal” (1999).

The 72-year-old filmmaker recently showcased “Pardes” at New Excelsior Cinema, acquired by Mukta A2 Cinema, a branch of Ghai’s Mukta Arts.




Christopher Plummer replacing Kevin Spacey in ‘All the money in the World’


Los Angeles: In a historical and shocking move, director Ridley Scott has decided to replace Kevin Spacey in the already finished ‘All the money in the World’ little more than a month before its release.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, veteran Christopher Plummer is now all set to play J. Paul Getty in the story about the infamous 1973 kidnapping of his grandson, 16-year-old John Paul Getty III.

The 87-year-old Plummer was reportedly Scott’s first choice for the role of Getty, but the director was pressured into casting a bigger name. All the scenes that included Spacey will be reshot. Co-stars Mark Wahlberg and Michelle Williams were expected to participate.


The decision was said to be made by Scott, his Scott Free Productions and Imperative Entertainment, the film’s producers. Sony, which will release the film in the U.S. through TriStar Pictures, supports the decision.

The movie, which was pulled as the closing-night screening of AFI Fest at Scott’s insistence, is scheduled to hit theaters on December 22. As of now, the release date remains unchanged despite the reshoots. This decision was taken due to the sexual misconduct allegations that surfaced against Spacey nearly two weeks ago.

Actor Anthony Rapp accused Spacey of making sexual advances toward him when he was just 14 years old. Since then, several more individuals have come forward to recount their own experience with the actor, including a former TV anchor Heather Unruh, who alleged that Spacey sexually assaulted her 18-year-old son just last year.




Tera Intezaar new song: Sexy Sunny Leone turns into hot ‘Barbie Girl’


Sunny Leone and Arbaaz Khan starrer Tera Intezaar’s new song Barbie Girl finally released on Wednesday. In the song, we can hot Sunny Leone turning into sexy barbie girl. As expected, glamorous Sunny looks extremely hot and sexy in this latest song.

Watch Barbie Girl song here:

 

 



Deepika Padukone seeks to brush away "Padmavati" remuneration matter


Mumbai: Actress Deepika Padukone on Tuesday sought to brush away the matter of her remuneration for Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s “Padmavati”, which is reportedly more than co-stars Ranveer Singh and Shahid Kapoor, saying she was “comfortable” with what she got.

“Talking about my remuneration is not exciting for me. I am confident and comfortable with what I am paid,” she said at the 3D version trailer launch of the upcoming film.

“But let me tell you something and this is something I am really proud of is the fact that people like them (co-producer Viacom and director Bhansali) have invested this kind of money on a film like this and poster like this…that for me is hugely encouraging… this is the biggest film that Indian cinema has seen not in just terms of scale but in terms of budget and resources, and what is the poster behind it? For me that is the turning point for Indian cinema,” she added.
About the uni-brow looks her character Rani Padmini sports in the film, Deepika said she feels women are conditioned to think of beauty in certain way.
“Women have been conditioned to think of beauty in a certain way and I am glad with what we did with ‘Padmavati’ and my look. It takes immense amount of belief, not just for me but for my director as well, to take that risk.

“Padmini’s beauty is beyond physical beauty. It is her soul, spirit and what she meant to her people. She is worshipped.”

Deepika also said that the role was extremely challenging and different than Mastani in “Bajirao Mastani”.

“Her (Rani Padmini’s) battles were very different. Her power and energy is very different. She doesn’t go out to battle field. She doesn’t have a sword or armour, here the spirit is similar.

“Her purity, intensity and values, are very relatable and identifiable, yet not in a literal sense. And for an actor, I found that even more difficult,” she said.

“With Mastani, if I have to show a warrior princess, it is easier for me to have a sword, get a battle field, do horse-riding, and show exactly going to war is actually like.

“But how do you fight so much more than just a war? You’re standing up for your tradition, culture, heritage, passion and love, there is so much that is going on, how do you stand up for all that, just by emoting without any tools. That is what I found extremely challenging for me, with Padmavati,” she added.

On the tussle with Karni Sena and the recent Rangoli incident, Deepika said: “Whatever I had to say, I said it. Whatever was supposed to happen has happened! Like I always say, now nothing and no one can stop this film.”




RIP Tom Alter: 10 things to know about the legendary veteran actor


Mumbai: On late Friday night, veteran actor Tom Alter passed away after battling with stage four skin cancer at the age of 67. Tom Alter has appeared in many Bollywood as well as Hollywood films. His role in the film Kranti has always been remembered as one of his finest performances in his career. Moreover, his notable roles are Satyajit Ray’s Shatranj Ke Khiladi, Shyam Benegal’s Junoon, Raj Kapoor’s Ram Teri Ganga Maili, and Mahesh Bhatt’s Aashiqui.

Tom Alter, Padma Shri awardee and veteran film actor dies at 67, after long battle with cancer
However, many people don’t know about this veteran actor Tom Alter. Thus, late us remember late Tom Alter and his 10 unknown things.

Reportedly, Tom Alter’s grandparents had come to India from Ohio, United States, in 1916. The actor was born on 22nd June 1950. After the partition, Alter’s parents moved to India and settled in Rajpur, Uttar Pradesh, a small town located between Dehradun and Mussoorie in 1954.
Tom had much affection towards the Hindi language as he speaks impeccable Hindi and Urdu. Alter was, in fact, fond of Urdu Shayari! Tom was also referred to as the Blue-eyed saheb with impeccable Hindi.
Rajesh Khanna and Sharmila Tagore’s super hit film Aaradhana had turned out to be the life changer for Tom Alter. After seeing powerful performances of Rajesh Khanna and Sharmila Tagore, Tom decided to pursue his career into films and televisions.
Tom was one of the few versatile personality who had well-versed skills into direction as well as writing.
Many of us don’t know that Tom was a Padma Shri award holder.
Despite having multiple talents, Tom had also worked as a TV presenter as he was the first person to interview Cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar for TV when the cricketer was yet to debut for India.
While doing theatre, Tom had formed a theatre group called Motley Productions along with Naseeruddin Shah and Benjamin Gilani in 1977.
Alter has written books including The Longest Race, Rerun at Rialto, and The Best in the World.
Tom Alter married Carol Evans in 1977. They have two children together: son Jamie and daughter Afshaan.
Tom Alter was a life member of International Film And Television Club & International Film And Television Research Centre of Asian Academy of Film & Television.




‘Newton’ a copy? ‘Secret Ballot’ producer finally speaks out; this is what he has to say


Mumbai: Producer Marco Mueller feels that there was not even a hint of plagiarisation in Rajkummar Rao’s “Newton”, amidst claims that the movie has been inspired from his 2001 Iranian film “Secret Ballot”.

Last week, “Newton” was announced as India’s official entry for Oscars’ foreign language film category.

On Monday night, filmmaker Anurag Kashyap, in a Facebook post, shared Muller’s opinion after watching “Newton”.


“A pretty decent film, definitely no rip off from our Secret Ballot (even if the general concept is the same)” and then I asked him if I can share his response on social media? He replied,”Please feel free as you see fit, there is not even a hint of plagiarisation,” Kashyap, who spoke in defence of the film on Sunday, posted.

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He also shared the screenshot of his conversation with Mueller.

On Sunday, defending the film, Kashyap tweeted: “‘Newton’ is as much a copy of ‘Secret Ballot’ as ‘The Avengers’ is of ‘Watan Ke Rakhwale’.”

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The movie, produced by Manish Mundra of Drishyam Films, had its world premiere at the prestigious Berlin International Film Festival, where it even won an award.

Standing up for its genuinity, Kashyap said: “‘Newton’ is an award winner from Berlin fest and I can promise you those curators watch more films in a year than rest of us do in a lifetime.”

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While “Newton”, which stars National Award-winning actor Rajkummar Rao, revolves around a government employee who struggles to supervise voting in a forest area of Chhattisgarh, controlled by Maoists, “Secret Ballot” is described as a movie which focuses on the life of a lady ballot officer who visits a barren and desolate place to plead with voters to cast their votes and take part in the elections.

“Newton” director Amit.V. Masurkar has already given his take on the controversy, saying: “The story was born from my heart. I had no idea about ‘Secret Ballot’.”

Meanwhile, meeting the film team’s expectations, “Newton” is attracting audiences to theatres.

Trade analyst Taran Adarsh tweeted on Sunday: “‘Newton’ shows remarkable 162.5 per cent growth on Saturday. Friday Rs 96 lakh, Saturday Rs 2.52 crore, Sunday Rs 3.42 crore Total: Rs 6.90 crore India biz.”

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DADDY CELEB REVIEW: FROM FARHAN AKHTAR TO HUMA QURESHI, HERE IS WHAT BOLLYWOOD HAD TO SAY ABOUT ARJUN RAMPAL'S BIOPIC ON ARUN GAWLI


The much-awaited biopic on gangster-turned-politician Arun Gawli, starring Arjun Rampal and Aishwarya Rajesh, hit the theatres on September 8.

The film, directed by Ashim Ahluwalia, had great expectations riding on it. Following the film's teasers, Arjun's recounting of his meeting with Gawli and videos showing how the film was shot amidst many troubles, B-Town celebrities and fans had been looking forward to the film.

Making the film was an uphill task from the beginning, with Arjun facing the uphill task of portraying one of Mumbai's most feared gangsters.
Gawli, who is serving a life sentence for the murder of a Shiv Sena politician, did not welcome the idea initially. However, Arjun and Ashim clarified that the film will not be made without 'Daddy's green signal. Gawli's stronghold in Mumbai was the Dagdi Chawl in Byculla, a colony of seven buildings that houses families. The gangster-turned-politician's family still lives there.

Arjun Rampal was last seen in the Vidya Balan starrer 'Kahaani 2', which released in December last year. Ashim Ahluwalia, on the other hand, directed narrative feature film Miss Lovely, which was premiered at the 2012 Cannes Film Festival.

Here are some of the reactions of Bollywood celebrities to the biopic:




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