Boney Kapoor to auction wife Sridevi’s sari for charity
What could have been a better ode to pay Sridevi on her first death anniversary than to help the underprivileged and the elderly? Apparently Boney Kapoor has decided to auction wife Sridevi’s beloved saris and donate the amount generated from it to a charitable organisation.
The Kapoor family have chosen the website Parisera which will auction one of Srivei’s Kota sari. As of now the starting bid for the sari is Rs 40,000. The earnings will be donated to Concern India Foundation, which extends financial and non-financial support to grassroots level NGOs working in the areas of education, health and community development.
The article on Parisera goes as “February 24th, 2019 will be the first death anniversary of Sridevi. As a token of their love, the Kapoor family has decided to donate the proceeds from auctioning one of Sridevi’s beloved Kota saris to Concern India Foundation. The Kota sari is light, bright and emanates the perfect essence of Sridevi. Being born in a South-Indian household, the actress has worn saris as a badge of her identity and has always infused a sense of unique charisma into its pleats.”
While a Pooja was already held for Sridevi’s death anniversary which falls on February 24, by husband Boney Kapoor, it is stated that on the day of her death anniversary, Kapoor family will gather under one roof to pay respect to the late actress.
Vivek Oberoi to play Narendra Modi in Omung Kumar’s next?
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With Thackeray being the latest film on a popular political figure Balasaheb Thackeray, the next one on the line is said to be a film based on the life of our honourable Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The story of this popular politician and former Chief Minister of Gujarat is the true tale of rags to riches and has caught the fancy of filmmakers not only now but also in the past. Latest reports have it that Omung Kumar is keen on exploring this story and has decided to go ahead with this project and will be joining hands with Vivek Oberoi.
Recent reports suggest that Omung Kumar will be turning director whereas Vivek Oberoi is expected to play the lead role of Narendra Modi himself. While the details are still in speculative stage, an official announcement on that front is awaited soon. Furthermore it is being said that the film is expected to go on floor in January next year. However further details on the same are supposed to be kept under wraps.
As for Vivek Oberoi is concerned, the actor has been of late busy exploring South cinema. From Malayalam to Telugu to Kannada, the actor will feature in a series of films down South and will also be reuniting with his Company co-star Mohanlal in one of them. On the other hand, as for the details of the film with Narendra Modi, we hear that the film will be extensively shot across India. Besides the PM’s hometown Gujarat, it will also be shot in Delhi, Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand. While the shoot will be spread across for a few months, the details have not yet been elaborated.
Also, Vivek Oberoi will be using his full name, Vivekanand Oberoi in the credits of this film.
Koffee With Karan 6: Harshvardhan Kapoor wants to romance Suhana and Ananya in these Bollywood classics
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The sibling saga on the latest season of Koffee With Karan continues with the recent episode. For the first time ever, the Kapoor siblings, that is, Sonam, Rhea and Harshvardhan Kapoor came together on the couch. The trio’s equation has always garnered attention and one of the reasons for it are the contrasting personalities of these siblings, especially, Harsh and his sisters Sonam K Ahuja and Rhea Kapoor. Obviously, family dynamics were a part of the discussions and then they had Karan Johar hosting it who has been quite close to the family.
In fact, the producer – host started off the introduction by saying how Anil Kapoor was his first friend from the fraternity! And from there on, there was a small intro of all the three siblings who proceeded to the couch hand in hand. After the initial bit of dabbling around relations with each other, it was their father Anil Kapoor who was omnipresent on the couch for the first half of the episode.
From discussing their personal equation with father Anil Kapoor to speaking of what he shares with the other sibling, the three Kapoors shared some hearty moments of their lives. It was Rhea Kapoor who had a lot to say about Anil and his equation with Sonam wherein she confessed that it was the funniest she has ever seen. “They are constantly walking on eggshells around each other. They are so crazy, sensitive to each other that they are afraid of each other’s reactions,” said Rhea. She maintained that Anil sometimes asks her to send across a message to Sonam because he is afraid of her reaction. Further she went on to speak about how she shares a buddy-like relationship with her father AK, as they had like to call and Sonu is what they call their mother Sunita.
Karan Johar also spoke to about how Sonam K Ahuja often uninhibitedly shares her opinions and thoughts on social media and the actress proudly accepted that adding that she doesn’t fake it but actually believes in it. Well, another interesting topic that kept popping around now and again was that of Veere Di Wedding! Everyone knows that Veere Di Wedding that released earlier this year featured Sonam as one of the leading ladies and Rhea Kapoor was the producer.
Anil Kapoor featured in one of the segments of Koffee With Karan where he had a funny yet lovely message for his three kids. While the emotional part of the message showcased how proud this father was of his children, the other half had some interesting revelations. One of them was about Rhea Kapoor mimicking Kareena Kapoor Khan and Sonam Kapoor. As we mentioned before, Veere Di Wedding did occupy some prime focus on the show!
Coming to the mimicry, the sport that Rhea Kapoor is, she decided to mimic the conversation she had with Bebo aka Kareena Kapoor Khan before the shoot of the song ‘Tareefan’. She also mimicked her sister during the same segment but not before adding that both, her sister and Kareena Kapoor were blissfully unaware of ‘Tareefan’ lyrics when they shot for the song.
Well, another fact is that Rhea Kapoor is a non-actress in a family of actors. From her father to two of her siblings, everyone is bitten by the acting bug but not her! And the producer has an explanation for it. And guess what! It also has a Karan Johar connection. When Rhea was assisting the filmmaker’s team for Wake Up Sid [featuring Ranbir Kapoor and Konkana Sen Sharma], Rhea decided that she can’t be someone who can follow instructions. “I realized that I can’t come in between this gigantic process and be like, ‘do what you want with me.’ I am a control freak and I can’t handle it and I have no idea how these people do it.” On the other hand, she also spoke about what her father had to say about her becoming an actress. “He was afraid that I had be like a heroine’s sister who would be lurking around. He could see through my personality,” added Rhea.
When it comes to siblings, the question of which parent loves who the most is a common question that arises and not surprisingly it was a part of this ‘Koffee’ table discussion too! While Anil seem to have no favourites and he is unapologetically honest as described by Rhea, it is Sunita Kapoor’s obsession or rather over protectiveness for Harsh that was discussed in detail. The discussion concluded with Rhea making a statement that, “Sonu would put Harsh in a pool with a float and throw us [her and Sonam] from the diving board.
But before the siblings got prepped for the much popular Rapid Fire Round, there was a small segment where we got a glimpse of their ‘girl gang’. The happening girl gang of Rhea Kapoor and her now married sister Sonam K Ahuja, had a lot to say about the Kapoor sisters! Amongst them were, chef Pooja Dhingra, co-actress Swara Bhaskar, popular designers Shehla Khan and Masaba Gupta, Entrepreneur Samyukta Nair who spoke about the sisters individually and even compared to who is badass etc.
Followed by this was the Rapid Fire Round, where the answers were rapid and tad bit of fire too! When Sonam was asked whom she does she look best on screen, the actress recalled her much talked about chemistry with Fawad Khan and post that she commented saying, “Karan sent him back,” that left the show host quite dumbstruck! While Rhea Kapoor’s rapid fire debut passed on quickly, it was Harsh who made his debut on this round and left a mark!
He accepted that Andhadhun [which originally features Ayushmann Khurrana as the lead in this unconventional Sriram Raghavan thriller], was first offered to him and he regrets rejecting it. But what made it more interesting were the answers that followed this. When he was asked who would he like to have as Leela if he was Ram to which his answer took his sisters by a surprise, he said Suhana Khan. The other answer that left them surprised was a similar question where he asked if he was Raj then he wanted Ananya Panday to be his Simran. In one of the other questions, when Harsh was asked whom would he set his sister Rhea Kapoor up with, he answered it would be Farhan Akhtar.
All the hoopla of the Rapid Fire came to an end, when the hamper was handed over to Harsh who didn’t leave a single question unanswered. Although the quiz section was eliminated, the trio in the final section were asked to call their family members and anyone who gets maximum people to answer it would win the round! And yet again Harsh won the round, with him calling his cousin Arjun Kapoor, his uncle Sanjay Kapoor and his mother Sunita Kapoor.
Dipika Kakar stumps Sreesanth to win Bigg Boss 12
New Delhi: After a three-month long battle inside the Bigg Boss 12 house, TV actress Dipika Kakar defeated former Indian cricketer Sreesanth to bag the reality show trophy on Sunday. Talking to IANS, an overjoyed Dipika said, “I am on cloud nine. I thank my fans for making me win this show. Without their support, this would not have happened.”
Dipika, who first shot to fame with her enthralling performance in “Sasural Simar Ka” also thanked the Almighty for the achievement. The actress said she has planned out to visit “Ajmer Sharif” before heading home. “I am a believer of God. Before coming to ‘Bigg Boss’, I promised myself if I win the show, I shall offer prayers at Ajmer Sharif, Now that I have won the show, I will go there for sure,” said Dipika, who received a cash prize worth Rs 30 lakh and a trophy by host Salman Khan.
She also praised Salman for being the “kindest” host. She said he helped her in improving her mistakes throughout the show. “Salman sir is one of the kindest person. Every weekend he used to come and tell us where we are going wrong in the show. He taught me many things,” the 32-year old told IANS. “And my dream came true when I performed with him in the grand finale episode. That was a fan girl moment for me, will miss him especially his scoldings,” she added.
Dipika gave a strong competition to former cricketer and co-contestant Sreesanth, who turned out to be the runner up of the show. Dipika shared a close bond with Sreesanth and considered him as her brother in the show. So when asked was it tough to compete against his so called brother in finale, Dipika said: ” I never fought against him. I was very confident that ‘Big Boss’ is about being you and I would be myself and that’s the reason why I have won the show.
“No doubt, bhai (Sreesanth) was my stronger competition but I never considered him as a foe and never felt that I have to win against him.” While talking about her journey, Dipika said it was full of high and low moments, which she would like to cherish forever. She feels that her patience level has increased multifold after having stayed in the “Bigg Boss” house for 90 days.
“This show has tested my patience and has made me so strong that now I won’t hesitate to fight any obstacle. My patience level has increased so much, I hope i would fight less with Shoaib Ibrahim ( her husband-actor),”Deepika laughed. Besides Dipika and Sreesanth, Romil Chaudhary, Karanvir Bohra and Deepak Thakur were the other three contestants who made it to the top five finalists’ list.
Ahead of their wedding, Priyanka Chopra-Nick Jonas celebrate Thanksgiving with family
New Delhi: Ahead of their wedding, actress Priyanka Chopra and American singer Nick Jonas celebrated Thanksgiving with their families here. Priyanka on Thursday night took to Instagram, where she shared a photograph of herself along with Nick and their family on the dinner table. The couple could be seen holding hands, while posing for the camera. She captioned it: “Happy Thanksgiving. Family forever.”
Nick shared the same image and wrote: “What a beautiful Thanksgiving. Hope you all had the best day with your loved ones.”
Nick arrived in the capital on Thursday. As the actress is currently shooting for her upcoming film “The Sky is Pink” here, she personally welcomed the pop singer here and later posted a loved-up photograph with him on Instagram. Along with the photograph, the actress wrote: “Welcome home baby.”
It has been reported that Priyanka will tie the knot in December at Jodhpur’s grand Umaid Bhawan Palace. Wedding details, including the official dates, have been kept under wraps so far, but according to those in the know of developments, it will be a close-knit family affair and a separate celebration for her film fraternity friends will take place later.
The actress came to India to resume shooting for “The Sky is Pink” after enjoying a bridal shower in New York and then a bachelorette party in Amsterdam and Italy. Priyanka and Nick had a traditional ‘roka’ ceremony in August at the actress’ Mumbai residence.
Can you afford Deepika-Ranveer’s customised Christian Louboutin x Sabyasachi wedding footwear?
While Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh’s destination wedding was indeed an exotic affair with the picturesque Lake Como in the backdrop; the couple went all out splurging for their big day. From Rs 9 lakh lehenga, to Rs 20 lakh mangalsutra, Deepika’s ensemble was every bride-to-be’s dream. The latest addition to this extravaganza were the over the top expensive shoes.
We all know how fashionistas adore their wardrobe, so this time it had to be one of a kind as well. While the entire wedding was customised, the jootis donned by the couple were specially made by Sabyasachi in collaboration with footwear connoisseur Christian Louboutin.
Sabya took to his Instagram and shared the intricate creation made for the couple. The pairs seem to be classy yet comfortable which is all you need on your wedding day. For Ranveer’s footwear, the stylish designers opted for a pink base and intricate gold embroidery in floral prints, whereas for Miss P they went for the shade of tomato red with intricate gold detailing.
If you intend to shop for these shoes, they are priced from Rs 50, 000 and go up to Rs 2.3 lakh. Well, one has to shell a lot when you need the flaming red sole beneath your feet!
Judgment on Sajid Khan’s case within a week: IFTDA president Ashoke Pandit
About a month ago, the Indian Film & Television Directors’ Association issued a notice to director Sajid Khan following allegations of sexual harassment against him by three women. In a letter to Sajid, IFTDA has demanded an explanation from the director for his alleged offensive behaviour.
After the notice, Sajid sent his reply denying all allegations. His statement read, “I apologise to IFTDA if any embarrassment has been caused to the association by the alleged accusation against me. These allegations have not only caused irreparable harm to my career, but more importantly, grieved my mother and sister immensely. At the outset, I deny the complaints levelled against me as stated in your notice. I humbly request you to not to form any one-sided judgment. I am always happy to extend any cooperation to my association.”
Recently the body hosted a conference on the need to curb sexual harassment at the workplace and its redressal under the POSH Act, 2013. President of IFTDA, Ashoke Pandit revealed that the ICC of IFTDA will pass a judgment on Sajid’s case within the next few days. “We sent Sajid Khan two notices. He didn’t reply to the first notice but did to the second. We had a thorough discussion with him, read out the complaints to him and grilled him on them. He negated all the allegations. The ICC is going to meet in a couple of days to go through the case and will come out with a judgment within a week.”
After a series of sexual harassment allegations, Sajid Khan was asked to step down as the director of Housefull 4 until his name is cleared.
Post Ranveer Singh-Deepika Padukone’s Konkani wedding, Lake Como witnessed blast in the sky; watch video
Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone finally got married on November 14 as per Konkani rituals at Villa del Balbianello, Lake Como, Italy. The duo tied the knot in the presence of 40 guests. Although, the grand destination wedding was an intimate affair, the celebration of DeepVeer’s Konkani wedding was nothing but a blast. In a recent viral video right from Lake Como, fireworks set off in the dark sky amid massive cheers for Ram Leela couple’s grand wedding.
Watch the video here:
In the video, we can see how the fireworks made the sky look beautiful and colourful with gold, pink, green and blue. Its reflection in the lake filled with boats only added to the grandeur. This video is indeed a delight to watch for DeepVeer fans. Meanwhile, Deepika and Ranveer have decided to keep their wedding private. The duo has also organised a special security team to make sure nobody would click and publish pictures on the social media. Reports are also stating that Ranveer and Deepika want to publish their first glimpses which are only clicked by professional photographers.
Coming back to DeepVeer wedding, the celebration is not yet over as Ranveer and Deepika are all set to marry once again on November 15 i.e. today as per Sindhi rituals. On November 12 and 13, the duo and their families enjoyed celebratory moments of pre-wedding rituals like engagement, sangeet and mehendi. Singers like Harshdeep Kaur, Shubha Mudgal have also performed at the ceremonies.
Stay tuned for more updates about DeepVeer Ki Shaadi
Get Ready! Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone likely to share first wedding picture today evening at this time
Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone got married yesterday in Konkani style wedding at Lake Como, Italy. Ever since the duo begun their wedding rituals, their fans around the world are eagerly waiting to see first glimpses of Ranveer-Deepika’s wedding. Amidst all the excitement, we recently got know about the timing when DeepVeer may share the first picture of their wedding. As per the latest reports, the newly married Ranveer and Deepika are likely to share their wedding picture today evening at 6 pm (IST).
Though it’s not officially confirmed by any family member but we couldn’t hold our excitement to inform you about the same. After all, Deepika and Ranveer’s wedding is indeed one of the grand events in Bollywood. Today i.e. on November 15, the duo will again tie the knot in a Sindhi-style wedding. On November 12 and 13, the duo and their families enjoyed celebratory moments of pre-wedding rituals like engagement, sangeet and mehendi. Singers like Harshdeep Kaur, Shubha Mudgal also performed at the ceremonies.
After this grand wedding in Italy, the Ram Leela couple will be hosting a grand reception party on November 21 and 28 in Bengaluru and Mumbai respectively. Bengaluru reception will be for Deepika Padukone’s close relative while Mumbai reception will be for Bollywood celebrities. For the Mumbai reception, celebrities expected include Shah Rukh Khan, Sanjay Leela Bhansali, Karan Johar and Farah Khan.
Smriti Irani’s post on Ranveer Singh-Deepika Padukone wedding will tickle your funny bones
New Delhi: While fans of actors Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh are waiting to catch a glimpse of the newlyweds, looks like Union Minister Smriti Irani, too, is longing for the wedding pictures to be officially released. Joining the bandwagon of those asking for images to be shared, Irani took to Instagram to write “#when you have waited for #deepveer #wedding #pics for too longgggg ?????” alongside a picture of a skeleton.
Irani’s ‘Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi’ co-star Ronit Roy was quick to respond, quipping that the skeleton in the picture could be Irani’s on-screen husband Mihir. B-town’s power couple officially tied the knot at the stunning Villa del Balbianello overlooking Lake Como in Northern Italy on Wednesday in a traditional Konkani style. However, no pictures from the ceremony have been released officially.
A group of 30- 40 guests stood around the railings of the patio, shielding the couple who were seated on the floor as the strains of a pandit’s chanting stretched across this most bucolic of locations. Security was extraordinarily tight as small powerboats manned by beefy security guards sailed round and round the smaller boat with journalists on-board. Deepika and Ranveer will again get married in a Sindhi ceremony on November 15.