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Deepika’s manager Karishma Prakash untraceable after NCB summons: Officials


Deepika’s manager Karishma Prakash untraceable after NCB summons: Officials

The NCB has also seized the phones of these three actors and sent them to forensic department.

Bollywood actor Deepika Padukone’s manager Karishma Prakash, who is being probed by the Narcotics Control Bureau in a drugs-related case in connection with Sushant Singh Rajput’s death, has been “untraceable” after she was summoned by the NCB for questioning, officials said on Monday.

“It is true that Prakash has gone untraceable after being summoned for questioning,” an NCB official related to the probe told IANS.

The official said that she was asked to appear before the NCB on October 27.

The official, however, said that it is not verified if the employees of Kwan Talent Management have been summoned for questioning.

The fresh summons were issued after the NCB recovered 1.7 gm of charas and some bottles of CBD oil from her premises last month.

Earlier Deepika and Prakash appeared before the NCB for questioning once.

Besides Deepika, the NCB has also questioned Bollywood actor Shraddha Kapoor and Sara Ali Khan in connection with a drugs-related case to Sushant’s death.

The NCB has also seized the phones of these three actors and sent them to forensic department.

The drug law enforcement agency had registered a case on the request of Enforcement Directorate (ED) after some alleged chats discussing drugs came to the fore in August.

Sushant was found dead in his flat on June 14. Besides NCB, the CBI and ED are probing separate cases in connection with death of the late actor.




Amrita Rao, RJ Anmol blessed with baby boy


Amrita Rao, RJ Anmol blessed with baby boy

Actress Amrita Rao and husband, RJ Anmol, were blessed with a baby boy on Sunday morning.

“Amrita Rao and RJ Anmol welcomed a baby boy this morning. Both the mother and baby are healthy and doing well. The family is ecstatic and both Amrita and RJ Anmol thank everyone for their wishes and blessings,” a statement issued by the couple’s publicist said.

This is Amrita and Anmol’s first child.

The actress delivered the baby in the morning and Anmol was with her in the operation theatre all through the delivery, sources told timesofindia (dot)com.




Neha Bhasin’s new song is about cyber bullying


Neha Bhasin’s new song is about cyber bullying

“It’s about time that we put our foot down. Through my music, I intend to reach every nook and corner which gives shelter to these mindsets,” Neha shared.

Singer Neha Bhasin is all set to come up with a song against cyber bullying.

Titled, “Kehnde rehnde”, the track aims to highlight issues like slut shaming, sexism, cyber bullying and confining a woman to stereotypical standards of society.

“‘Kehnde rehnde’ is my way of highlighting the sexism, biasness and shaming that takes place every day, every minute, on line and offline in our society. It needs to be heard loud and clear by those who endorse the ideology that a man needs to behave a certain way to be accepted in the society and women need to stay within the limits of ‘tradition’ to be accepted.

“It’s about time that we put our foot down. Through my music, I intend to reach every nook and corner which gives shelter to these mindsets,” Neha shared.

Neha is best known for singings hit songs like “Nai jaana” , “Dil diyan gallan” and “Jag ghumeya”.




Malvi Malhotra seeks support of Kangana Ranaut and NCW chief


Malvi Malhotra seeks support of Kangana Ranaut and NCW chief

Bartomeu, who had replaced Sandro Rosell as Barca president in 2014, resigned on Tuesday rather than await a fans’ vote of confidence

Barcelona FC have confirmed that president Josep Maria Bartomeu has stepped down from his post.

Bartomeu, who had replaced Sandro Rosell as Barca president in 2014, resigned on Tuesday rather than await a fans’ vote of confidence on his future at the club. The rest of the board of directors stepped down alongside him and an election will be held to appoint a new president within 90 days.

“This is a well-considered, calm, consensual and collective decision by my fellow directors who have accompanied me over recent years in a loyal and committed fashion with regards to the project and the club, and who have made so many sacrifices thinking always of Barca,” Bartomeu said in a statement.

He also rallied against the Catalan government, who he felt should have allowed the club to delay the referendum on his future due to new Covid-19 restrictions in Spain.

Bartomeu further informed that Barcelona have agreed to join a new European Super League.

He added that joining the venture would guarantee the club’s financial sustainability moving forward after it announced earlier this month that their debt had more than doubled to €488 million.

The 57-year-old, however, did not reveal any details of the proposed Super League nor what it would mean for domestic competitions like Spain’s LaLiga.

The announcement, however, alarmed the LaLiga head Javier Tebas, who criticised Bartomeu and the plans for the new competition.

“Unfortunate Josep Bartomeu announcing on his last day the participation in a phantom competition that would ruin (Barcelona) and reiterating his ignorance about the football industry,” Tebas tweeted. “A sad end for a president who did many things right but that lately made many mistakes.”




Team Rhea accuses Sushant’s family of ‘interference’ in probe


Team Rhea accuses Sushant’s family of ‘interference’ in probe

Advocate Satish Maneshinde, who represents Rhea Chakraborty and her brother Showik, said that the kin and lawyers of the late actor are raising doubts on the probe by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) and also the conclusions of the AIIMS forensic team.

Accusing the family of Sushant Singh Rajput and their legal advisors of “interfering and tampering with the investigations”, Team Rhea Chakraborty’s lawyers have warned that they will bring it to the notice of the appropriate courts.

Advocate Satish Maneshinde, who represents Rhea Chakraborty and her brother Showik, said that the kin and lawyers of the late actor are raising doubts on the probe by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) and also the conclusions of the AIIMS forensic team.

“The CBI is independently and impartially investigating both the cases and the agency is supposed to be insulated and free from any interference,” Maneshinde said, referring to the probe into the actor’s death and the offshoot drugs cases.

However, he said it is disturbing to learn that Sushant’s family and their lawyers “are interfering and tampering with the investigations”, putting pressure on the AIIMS team by speaking to them during investigations and releasing purported audio conversations and information to the media in order to pressurise and tamper with the potential witnesses.

“Sushant’s family lawyer (Vikas Singh) is supposed to have said that he is going to meet the CBI Director to get the family’s pre-determined path of investigations into SSR’s death. It is very disturbing to read such information in the media as attempts are being made to get a pre-determined result in the case,” Maneshinde pointed out.

He made it clear that if “any further attempts” are made in this direction, it would be brought to the notice of the appropriate courts.

Maneshinde’s statement came shortly after a Mumbai Special Court extended the judicial custody of Rhea and Showik by another fortnight till October 20.

Meanwhile, in a related development, Sushant’s sisters — Priyanka Singh (New Delhi) and Meetu Singh (Mumbai) — recently moved the Bombay High Court to get the FIR lodged against them by Rhea, accusing them of administering medicines based on a bogus prescription, quashed.

“A bare perusal of the complaint and the FIR shows that it does not make out any cognisable offence. The drugs that have sought to be allegedly given by Tarun Kumar are not banned drugs,” the petition said.

Maneshinde said both the FIRs registered in a Patna police station by Sushant’s father Krishna Kishore Singh and the complaint by Rhea against the late actor’s sisters in the Bandra police station have been forwarded to the CBI.

Rhea, 28, and Showik, 24, are among the 20 people, including several drug peddlers, suppliers and Bollywood-linked personalities, who have been arrested in connection with the NCB’s probe into the narcotics angle in Sushant’s case.

Rhea and Showik had applied for bail in the Bombay High Court, on which the final arguments were heard on September 29 by Justice S.V. Kotwal, who had reserved the final order on it.




Nora Fatehi’s Instagram follower count grows to 16 million


Nora Fatehi’s Instagram follower count grows to 16 million

Coming up for Nora is the Ajay Devgn-starrer “Bhuj: The Pride Of India”. It tells the tale of Indian Air Force pilot Vijay Karnik.

Actress Nora Fatehi now has 16 million followers on Instagram. The Bollywood dance sensation took to the social media site to confirm the news to fans.

In a celebratory video that Nora posted, she is seen pulling funny faces at the camera. The actress is seen dressed in a stunning sparkly dress with a thigh high slit.

“16 MILLION,” she captioned the video.

In a short time, Nora has established herself as one of the best dancers in Bollywood, with hits such as “Manohari” (“Baahubali: The Beginning”), “Dilbar” (“Satyamev Jayate”), “O saki saki” (“Batla House”), “Kamariya” (“Stree”) and “Garmi” in “Street Dancer 3D”.

Coming up for Nora is the Ajay Devgn-starrer “Bhuj: The Pride Of India”. It tells the tale of Indian Air Force pilot Vijay Karnik.

The period drama looks back into the journey of 300 women of Madhapar village in Gujarat’s Kutch district, who played a pivotal role in helping India win the 1971 Indo-Pak war. The women came together to rebuild and repair the only runway in Bhuj, which was crucial for the war.




Abhishek Bachchan: Keep your mask on guys


Abhishek Bachchan: Keep your mask on guys

Abhishek, his wife Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, and daughter Aaradhya and his father Amitabh Bachchan recovered from the virus a while back.

Actor Abhishek Bachchan has requested all to take safety precautions amid the ongoing Covid pandemic.

Taking to Instagram, he posted a small clip in which he is seen urging people to wear a mask while stepping out.

“Wherever you go out or meet somebody …keep your mask on guys. Don’t take it lightly. Be safe,” he said in the video.

Abhishek smartly used his message to endorse his latest outing, the web series “Breathe”. One spots the word “Breathe” written on the mask.

Abhishek, his wife Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, and daughter Aaradhya and his father Amitabh Bachchan recovered from the virus a while back.

He has films like “Ludo”, “The Big Bull” and “Bob Biswas” coming up.




Yami Gautam makes kajal with ‘ghar ka ghee’


Yami Gautam makes kajal with ‘ghar ka ghee’

“Finally, made ‘kaajal’ myself today & the feeling took me back to those innocent & much-treasured memory lanes,” she shared.

Yami Gautam is making innovative use of her time at home during lockdown. On Friday, the actress shared on Instagram that that she has learnt to kajal (kohl) the way her grandma used to do it.

“Having patiently observe my Naani as she would make ‘Kaajal’ at home for us girls, whenever we would visit her during summer holidays, has left me with some really sweet memories- the fresh scent of the burnt oil wick, smeared with ghar-ka ghee & then stuffing it in a small antique container, which I still posses,” Yami wrote.

“Finally, made ‘kaajal’ myself today & the feeling took me back to those innocent & much-treasured memory lanes,” she shared.


 
Along with it, she posted a picture of flaunting kohled eyes.




NCB to produce Showik, Miranda before court; to seek custody


NCB to produce Showik, Miranda before court; to seek custody

Showik and Miranda were arrested on Friday after a day-long questioning by NCB as part of its probe into the drug angle in the Bollywood star’s death.

The Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB), which has arrested Showik Chakraborty, brother of Rhea Chakraborty, and Sushant Singh Rajput’s house manager Samuel Miranda, will produce them in a court here on Saturday and the agency will seek their custody for further interrogation.

Showik and Miranda were arrested on Friday after a day-long questioning by NCB as part of its probe into the drug angle in the Bollywood star’s death.

According to NCB officials, the duo was arrested after 10 hours of questioning, and after the agency got adequate evidence against them about their involvement in the drug case.

An NCB official said that the duo will be produced before a local court and the drug law enforcement agency will seek their custody for seven days.

They have been arrested under several sections of the NDPS Act, including 20(b), 28, 29, 27(A).

The official said that the offences falling under Section 27 of the NDPS Act are non-bailable.

The arrest came after it was found that Showik used to order the drugs from another arrested accused Abdel Basit Parihar. Parihar was arrested on Thursday evening and sent to the agency’s custody till September 9.

An NCB official said that the agency will seek Showik and Miranda’s custody for interrogation and to confront them with the other arrested accused.

The official said that the duo will also be grilled over information from laptops and chats obtained by the agency.

According to NCB, Showik used to order ganja and marijuana from drug-peddler Parihar and make payments to him over Google Pay.

The NCB registered a case on August 26 under various sections of the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act, naming Rhea, her brother, talent manager Jaya Saha, Sushant’s co-manager Shruti Modi, and Goa-based hotelier Gaurav Arya, after the Enforcement Directorate wrote to it about the drugs angle.

This followed discovery of WhatsApp messages between Rhea and Shruti Modi, Miranda and Sushant’s flatmate Siddharth Pithani.

NCB is the third Central agency to join the probe into the death case of Sushant, after the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) and the ED.

Earlier on Friday, the NCB also carried out searches at the residences of Rhea, Showik and Miranda. They also seized Showik’s laptop and mobile phone.




Rishi Kapoor’s 68th birth anniversary: Daughter Riddhima, friend Rakesh Roshan pen wishes


Rishi Kapoor’s 68th birth anniversary: Daughter Riddhima, friend Rakesh Roshan pen wishes

Actor-director Rakesh Roshan also shared a post in remembrance of Rishi Kapoor.

On the 68th birth anniversary of late actor Rishi Kapoor, his daughter Riddhima Kapoor Sahni penned a special note on Instagram.

“Papa, They say when you lose someone, you can’t live without — your heart will badly break! But I know you are living in this broken heart and will be there forever!” she wrote as caption with pictures capturing moments spent with her late father. Riddhima’s mother Neetu Kapoor, brother Ranbir Kapoor and daughter Samara are also seen in the some of the images.

Riddhima continued in her caption: “I know you are watching over all of us and ensuring that we live by the value system you instilled in us! You gave me the gift of compassion -taught me the value of relationships and made me the person I am today!I miss you each day and will always love you! Celebrating you today and always — Happy Birthday.”

Actor-director Rakesh Roshan also shared a post in remembrance of Rishi Kapoor.

Rishi and Rakesh had worked in films such as “Khel Khel Mein”, “Aap Ke Deewane” and “Jhootha Kahin Ka” in the seventies and the eighties. Later when he took up filmmaking, Rakesh Roshan directed Rishi in the 2000 release, “Karobaar”.

“Chintu happy birthday missing you be happy wherever you are,” Rakesh wrote, attaching an old picture with his note.

Rishi Kapoor died on April 30 this year after a two-year battle with leukemia.




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