Star Plus show TED Talks India Nayi Baat has impressed viewers all over with its inspiring speakers and the great work that they have done. With its successful run coming to a conclusion, the makers have decided on adding a special episode to the line up which will be hosted by none other than the enterprising Karan Johar.Karan shall be speaking to select speakers from the last season and discussing the education scenario and how technology is assisting in changing the same. Karan Johar also applauded the show in a special teaser and said, whenever we are discussing Nayi Soch, Nayi Baat and new ideas, new inventions, discussing education too is very important. He will be seen discussing the different innovative approaches in the field of education. Notable speakers such as Kavita Devi, Anniruddha Sharma will be seen sharing their insights on the same. Diverse topics on education shall be discussed in this Ed Tech special episode that range from digital learning, differences in methods of learning in India and other countries, the next level of innovation to be adopted in education, etc. While discussing the prevalent learning systems employed in the school, Karan Johar also shared an interesting thought with the speakers on the show and said, Mere hisaab se, front benchers toh padh hi lete hain, back benchers ke liye education ko technology aur innovation ke madhyam se aur interesting banaya ja sakta hai.
With all the twists, turns, fights, friendships and romance, Bigg Boss 13 has been pretty eventful so far. It began with a diverse range of contestants, and as a new, no commoners were taken in this time. With all celebrities as participants and mane unforeseen changes in their equations, the show got a little chaotic in the beginning, but it would not be wrong to say that it has now picked its pace. This reflects in its TRP as well. As per a report, the shows TRP witnessed a rapid growth over the past few days and it is now one of the 10 most popular shows on Indian television. It was earlier reported that the shows makers were planning to wrap it within few weeks this time. However, with growing viewership, we hear they are planning to extend the show by few more weeks now. Thats not all. Dont be surprised if there are some brand new entries into the house as well! The wild card entrants are already creating enough noise though Bigg Boss 13 was earlier supposed to come to an end in January. But now, we assume it is not wrapping up any time before February. Bigg Boss fans, rejoice!
Vicky Kaushals filmography will demand anyones attention. He started off with an intense film like Masaan , starred in films of different flavours such as Raman Raghav Manmarziyaan and Raazi , and established himself as a part of the A-lister club with his blockbuster Uri: The Surgical Strike. Given that he has indeed established himself as a versatile actor, we quite expect him to broaden his arena. However, if a recent report is to be believed, then Vicky was approached for a film that revolved around contraceptives, but turned it down. The makers, who offered him a film on condoms, probably thought Vicky would give a green signal. But we hearthe actor said hed like to keep it for another time and wasnt interested for now. Not up for a lot of experiments yet, is he? The actor has a handful of interesting projects coming, though. He will be next seen in Shoojit Sircars Sardar Udham Singh , based on historical revolutionist Udham Singh. He has also signed Meghna Gulzars film, based on the life of Indian Armys first Field Marshal Sam Manekshaw. Vicky is also a part of Dharma productions horror franchise Bhoot: The Haunted Ship.The first edition releases on 21st February 2020.
Bhumi Pednekar was last seen in the recently released film Bala.The actress played the role of a dark-skinned girl and received flak from the audience for the same. Several people questioned about making a fair-skinned actress play a dark-skinned character. Recently, in an interview with a news agency, director Amar Kaushik said that experimenting with the look of a character will confine an actor only to a particular kind of role. The filmmaker said that his team initially thought about approaching an actor with a dark complexion but that didnt materialize. Kaushik said that they auditioned a dark-skinned actor but it did not work out. The filmmaker further said that he felt Bhumi was superb for this character. The film Bala also stars Ayushmann Khurrana and Yami Gautam in pivotal roles. The film revolves around a young man with a receding hairline. The film was praised for its message of self-love. Questioning the audiences double standards, the director said it was interesting how people didnt have a problem with the hero going bald for the role. Kaushik said experimenting with looks is a part of an actors job. If not, they will get stereotyped.
Often actors have to let go off projects they might have wanted to be a part of because of prior commitments. Boman Irani is one such actor who missed out on an opportunity which he deeply regrets. In an interview with a daily, Boman Irani revealed that he was offered a role in Shoojit Sircars film Vicky Donor.However, he could not accept the offer as he was preoccupied with other projects. He was offered the role of Dr. Chadha which later went to Annu Kapoor. Boman said that he loved the story and the character but did not have the time. He further said that when he saw the film he felt that no one could have played the role of Dr. Chadha better than Annu Kapoor. The actor said that he feels bad for letting go of such an offer. Meanwhile, Boman Irani will next be seen in Kabir Khan s as Farokh Engineer. He is currently working on a web series. He has also been working on his directorial debut. He had revealed that the script had been completed and that he would now be moving to the casting process for it.
Aamir Khan s daughter Ira Khan will soon be making her directorial debut with a play based on the adaptation of Euripeidess Medea. In a recent interview, the young director spoke about directing her father. Talking to a daily, Ira Khan said that she will direct her father when she has a better understanding of the craft. She said that working with someone you know personally can be complicated. Ira wants to be sure of herself before she works with her dad because he is well-read like everybody else in the family. Talking further about her father, she said that she and Aamir Khan are both control freaks but in a good way. She added that once they are given a project or work to do they are focused on it and forget about everything else. Meanwhile, Ira Khans play will be held in Mumbai in December. Hazel Keech is the protagonist of the play. Talking about why she chose Hazel Keech she said that when the actress auditioned for the paly she got the subtleties and Ira knew that she would go extremes to do the part.
Music maestro AR Rahman has time and again collaborated with Western artists. This time, he has collaborated with Irish band U2 for a single titled Ahimsa.The band is set to perform in India for the first time on December 15. The song will drop before they come to India. AR Rahman shared on Twitter, Ill meet you where there is no sleeping But we wake up to dream Here is my latest collaboration Ahimsa with @U2. The opening of the song has his daughters Khatija and Raheema singing in Tamil. Then, comes Bonos verse which is truly amazing. Ill meet you where there is no sleeping But we wake up to dream Here is my latest collaboration Ahimsa with https://twitter.com/U2?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw @U2 https://t.co/RTa6h1pM8a https://t.co/RTa6h1pM8a https://twitter.com/hashtag/U2xARahimsa?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw #U2xARahimsa https://twitter.com/hashtag/U2?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw #U2 https://twitter.com/hashtag/ARRahman?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw #ARRahman https://t.co/XcEV1gOxHb pic.twitter.com/XcEV1gOxHb A.R.Rahman (@arrahman) https://twitter.com/arrahman/status/1197724343997882368?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw November 22, 2019 AR Rahman said in a statement, Ahimsa requires courage and strength. A quality that is impervious to weapons or power. Its a mission which is most needed to heal the modern world and it is incredible timing to collaborate with U2, with their amazing legacy, to revive this movement. U2 is set to perform in Mumbai for the first time at DY Patil Stadium on December 15. ALSO READ: AR Rahman to perform live at the Busan International Film Festival for his upcoming film 99 Songs
Rani Mukerji will be celebrating the ever vigilant and self-sacrificing police force of our country during the promotions of Mardaani 2 ! Rani, who is currently promoting her much-awaited thriller, is on a promotional spree and she will be travelling to 8 states to spread the message of Mardaani 2. The film that throws light on the rise of violent crimes committed by juveniles on women, also salutes the unsung police force of our country and their everyday daredevilry that saves innocents. An informer reveals, Rani has always championed the heroics of the police force and spoken about their selfless service to the society. Mardaani 2 also highlights the bravery of the cops and how they put themselves at risk to protect the people of their motherland. Rani will be seen celebrating the Indian police force during her promotional campaign that will spread across the country. When contacted, Rani confirmed saying, Mardaani 2 celebrates the bravery of our countrys super efficient police force across the country who risk their lives to save us. For the promotions of Mardaani 2, I will be travelling to various states to spread the message of the film to the people. This will give me the opportunity to meet these incredibly courageous police officers of these states and celebrate their valour. From meeting super cops, to interacting with the traffic police officers, to meeting night patrol teams, to visiting training centres for women cops, to going to the control room to learn how our police officials maintain 247 vigil to protect us day and night from any and every possible harm, I will be doing various activities with the police force of India to salute their tireless work and their sacrifices to keep India safe. Rani Mukerjis Mardaani 2 trailer has gripped the nation with his brilliant storyline. The edge-of-the-seat thriller will see Rani in a race against time to capture a brutal serial rapist who systematically targets women. Mardaani 2 focusses on the rise in violent crimes by juveniles in India and has definitely sparked a conversation on the threat this poses on young girls. Rani is reprising the role of the fearless and committed Superintendent of Police, Shivani Shivaji Roy in Mardaani 2.She had delivered a knock-out performance in the superhit and hugely acclaimed prequel, Mardaani, in which she took on the kingpin of a child trafficking racket. In Mardaani 2 , Rani has been pitted against a very young yet dangerous villain who can be called pure evil. ALSO READ: Makers of Mardaani 2 drop reference of Kota after locals allege it showed them in bad light
Shahid Kapoor and Vishal Bhardwaj have given the industry some of the finest films of the Indian cinema. Their director-actor pair has always marvelled us and we cant get enough of them. After giving us hit films like Kaminey and Haider , they even gave us an average release with Rangoon.It looks like, the duo might be collaborating on their fourth project together. Shahid Kapoor has been spotted visiting Vishal Bhardwajs office, stirring rumours around the city that they might be collaborating for another kickass project. Shahid and Vishal even posed for the paparazzi after one such meeting and were already too excited for this power duo to collaborate. Shahid is currently prepping for the remake of Nanis Jersey and even posted a video of himself hitting it out of the park during one of the practise sessions.