Shruti Haasan: I’m very protective about Akshara

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Actress Shruti Haasan says she’s “protective” about her younger sister Akshara, who made inroads into Bollywood with Shamitabh.

“I’m very protective about Akshara and also very proud of her achievements. I can’t wait to see her do more and make us all proud,” Shruti, who was here for the launch of the Gap store earlier this week, told IANS.

Daughters of veteran actors Kamal Haasan and Sarika, both Shruti and Akshara are multi-faceted. While Shruti is also a singer-composer, Akshara was active behind the cameras as an assistant director before facing the camera for the R. Balakrishnan directorial.Shruti, who has starred in Hindi, Tamil and Telugu films, says acting was never on her mind initially.

“I never planned to be an actress in Bollywood as I never felt I could look the part. I always wanted to get into music – I am particularly passionate about composing,” she shared.

In the Hindi film industry, Shruti has done films like Luck, Dil Toh Baccha Hai JI, D-Day, Gabbar is Back and Welcome Back; among Telugu films, she has been seen in Gabbar Singh, Ramayya Vasthavayya, Aagadu and Race Gurram ; and in Tamil language, Shruti has starred in 3 and Poojai

Her kitty of films is full with five projects as of now. These a include projects like Puli and Rocky Handsome.

“With five films in the pipeline, I have been really busy with work and have not had the time to compose. I look forward to composing music next year,” she said, and added that she does not feel any different while acting in the southern world after Bollywood.

Source : http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/entertainment/hindi/bollywood/news/Shruti-Haasan-Im-very-protective-about-Akshara/articleshow/49133690.cms

Ranbir Kapoor to shoot for Sanjay Dutt’s biopic in 2016

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Ranbir kapoor, who has been roped in for Sanjay Dutt’s biopic, will start shooting the film in 2016.Talking about the flick, Rajkumar Hirani said that the script for the 46-year-old actor’s biopic is almost complete and he will start shooting the film with the Tamasha star in 2016.”

The Munna Bhai star, who was out on payroll, went back to jail last week.

Source : http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/entertainment/hindi/bollywood/news/Ranbir-Kapoor-to-shoot-for-Sanjay-Dutts-biopic-in-2016/articleshow/49135714.cms

Shahid Kapoor’s Facebook account hacked, restored

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Actor Shahid Kapoor, who became the latest victim of an online hack, took to Twitter to inform his fans and followers that his Facebook account has now been restored.

“Facebook account has been restored…Ganpati Baapa Morya,” Shahid wrote on the micro-blogging website. Earlier on Sunday night, theHaider actor wrote on Twitter about the hacking.

“My Facebook account has been hacked and will be restored shortly. If you see anything ambiguous please know it’s not me,” he wrote. However, no irregular activity was seen and he could restore the account before matters got worse.

This is not the first time an actor’s account has been hacked on social media platform.Earlier this month, megastar Amitabh Bachchan faced a similar issue when his Twitter account was hacked.

Source : http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/entertainment/hindi/bollywood/news/Shahid-Kapoors-Facebook-account-hacked-restored/articleshow/49139036.cms

Akshay Kumar: I will never direct

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Superstar Akshay Kumar has produced many films under his home production Hari Om Entertainment but the “Khiladi” star says he has no plans of turning director.

The 48-year-old Baby actor, who has completed 25 years in the industry, wants to do more varied roles and produce good films. “My journey of 25 years has been great. I have managed to spend so many years in the industry that means I am doing good work. I will try to stay in this industry and do different roles and produce films. But, I will never direct,” Akshay said during the promotion of his upcoming film, Singh is Bliing.

In the film, which releases this Friday, the Holiday star will be seen opposite British model-actress Amy Jackson. Akshay says importing artists from abroad does not mean India is short of talented people.

“There is nothing like Indian actresses won’t be able to pull of action scenes. In the film the girl doesn’t understands Hindi and Amy was perfect in that case.

“Our Prime Minister is trying to bring international companies to our country so that we grow more, similarly we want to make our industry international and bring in talent from overseas. We want this import of international talent to be seen positively.”

The actor, who faced flak during Anees Bazmee’s Singh is King, also got stuck in some issues during Prabhudheva’s directorial venture, but has finally managed to get clearance from the concerned authorities.

“There have been no problem with Singh is Bliing. Some small issue was there initially, but now the film has been cleared by Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) and Censor Board,” he said.

Source : http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/entertainment/hindi/bollywood/news/Akshay-Kumar-I-will-never-direct/articleshow/49139403.cms

Sanjay Dutt to co-produce biopic on him

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Actor Sanjay Dutt, who is serving his five year jail term after being convicted in the 1993 bomb blasts case, will co-produce the biopic on him along with filmmaker Vidhu Vinod Chopra and director Rajkumar Hirani.

“He (Sanjay Dutt) is co-producing the film. The decision was taken recently. The work on the script is still going on,” sources close to Dutt said. The yet-to-be-titled film will see actor Ranbir Kapoor essaying the turbulent life of Dutt, 56.

According to sources, Dutt has been working hard to grow his production house and in the process, his wife Manyata has signed Prabhu Deva to direct a home production project. “Munna bhai MBBS” director Rajkumar Hirani is writing the biopic with Abhijat Joshi.

Hirani had earlier said that he wants to tell Sanjay Dutt’s story “with all his flaws”. Dutt, son of veteran actors Sunil Dutt and Nargis, has witnessed a life full of upheavals in both professional and personal fronts.

Source : http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/entertainment/hindi/bollywood/news/Sanjay-Dutt-to-co-produce-biopic-on-him/articleshow/49126235.cms

Sanjay Dutt back in jail

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Sanjay Dutt says goodbye to his wife and kids on Saturday, as he goes back to his prison cell in Pune’s Yerawada jail on the expiry of his 30-day parole.

He had been out on parole since August 2, 2015.

Source : http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/entertainment/hindi/bollywood/news/Sanjay-Dutt-back-in-jail/articleshow/49126921.cms

Ranbir Kapoor & Farhan Akhtar Are In Legal Trouble For Allegedly “Duping” People

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Ranbir Kapoor and Farhan Akhtar are in some legal trouble. Apparently, the two have been promoting an online shopping portal which has disappointed a customer.

An FIR has been registered by a lawyer in Lucknow who had ordered a 40-inch LED TV worth Rs 29,999 which he had paid for by his debit card. He was promised that his order would be delivered to him within 10 days, but it didn’t. So the customer filed an FIR against the website’s directors, Farhan and Ranbir under IPC sections 406 (punishment for criminal breach of trust) and 420 (forgery) on September 19.

According to him, the celebrities who endorse the product dupe the customers into using the portal.

Source : http://www.missmalini.com/2015/09/22/ranbir-kapoor-farhan-akhtar-are-in-legal-trouble-for-allegedly-duping-people/

Here’s Why Fawad Khan Won’t Do Intimate Scenes!

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Fawad Khan recently opened up about his discomfort in doing intimate scenes on-screen toFilmfare. The actor, who made our ovaries explode (quite literally), is not really into showing his sexy moves in front of the camera. Here’s what he said about his firm stance and Pakistan’s sensibilities –

“See, doing intimate scenes is something I’m uncomfortable with right now. I’ve mentioned that a couple of times before as well. Because it will not appeal to the sensibilities of my audience back home. I have to go back and work there. I won’t be a girgit (chameleon) and change my colours just because I’m working here. Well, that’s my point of view.”

Well, we have our imagination so it’s okay Fawad, don’t be a girgit!

Source : http://www.missmalini.com/2015/09/22/heres-why-fawad-khan-wont-do-intimate-scenes/

You Can Now #LoseItLikeBhumi Because Bhumi Pednekar Is Sharing Her Fun Weight Loss Secrets With You!

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A few days ago, I had written an open letter to all the girls who are trying to lose weight. And in that, I had mentioned how actresses like Parineeti Chopra and Bhumi Pednekar definitely continue to inspire a lot of us by reaching their #FitnessGoals. While Pari recently opened up about battling obesity like never before, Bhumi has now pledged to help those who want to shed some kilos by sharing her fun weight loss secrets. Here are her messages for you!

“For somebody who stormed into your worlds weighing 89kgs, I can imagine how difficult it can be for you to digest the fact that I am now just 57kgs. Reminds me of those weight-loss advertisements they show on late night television – the excited anchor selling you the dream shape / weight where you make no effort at all. As far as I am concerned, I had to make a serious effort, but it isn’t as insane or Herculean as it is being imagined by many of you. And for all those, who think that ‘losing weight is impossible’ – for you guys – it’s a BIG FAT NO.”

“Since my weight loss, I have been asked by many about how I cracked this – some for curiosity, some for inspiration. I went through an interesting regime that involved some really effective workout routines, and a healthy diet pattern. Thought I’ll share some of these fun and super easy things I did to lose weight with you – every Wednesday – you can check for yourself if it works. I could give you a ‘money back guarantee,’ but it’s the internet… so ;)”

And her first #LoseItLikeBhumi tip is:

“Since my film released, there was this one question I was always asked – How did you lose your weight? I have spoken about my journey very often. But I didn’t know how to communicate with you guys better… So after a lot of thinking I realized, let’s start sharing some fun things I did to lose weight with you guys. I hope it’s of some use :)) So here is my first post!!!

I had read a lot about – How drinking enough water is important. It absolutely is!!! But how often do we manage drinking 6 to 7 litres of water..not very. I do it now and trust me, water is a boon for your body. I wanted to make this habit a lot more fun, and I found this thing called detox water. It cleanses and detoxifies your body. Lemon not only cleanses your body but also makes it alkaline. It also boosts your immunity. Mint aids digestion and gives the drink some sweetness without any sugar. Cucumber has several benefits – it’s good for your skin, it keeps your body hydrated, and it contains anti inflammatory properties. In short, it’s good for you. Just pop it your sipper and keep sipping on it…one of the things I tried…”

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I can’t wait to try this detox water. Also, I am already awaiting next Wednesday!

Source : http://www.missmalini.com/2015/09/24/you-can-now-loseitlikebhumi-because-bhumi-pednekar-is-sharing-her-fun-weight-loss-secrets-with-you/

Talvar’s pre-production cost equals post-production

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The effort in opening different facets of the murder of 14-year-old Aarushi Talwar and her family’s domestic servant Hemraj on the big screen with “Talvar” was arduous. The film’s makers had to do extensive research over two years to make the film a reality, says one of the producers.

Directed by Meghna Gulzar, the film stars Irrfan Khan, Konkona Sen Sharma and Tabu. According to a statement, the pre-production cost of “Talvar” is equal to post-production because of the intense research. With Gulzar’s lyrics, Vishal Bhardwaj’s music and cinematography by Pankaj Kumar, famous for his work in “Haider” and “Ship Of Theseus”, the thriller is a fictional dramatisation of true life events revolving around the investigation into the 2008 murder. The film required extensive research as it showcases three point of views relating to the double-murder. And the makers didn’t want to leave any loose ends and hence conducted a thorough survey of the case by undertaking an in-depth recce of all the places holding importance in the murder case. Although “Talvar” had a modest budget at the production level, the makers never wanted to compromise at the pre-production level. “Vishal-ji and Meghna have had extensive research teams, who have researched for over two years prior to commencing shoot for the film to give all sides of the case,” said Priti Shahani, president of Junglee Pictures, co-producer of “Talvar”. The film is set to release in India on October 2.

Source : http://www.mid-day.com/articles/talvars-pre-production-cost-equals-post-production/16561152