Alia Bhatt s sister Shaheen Bhatt recently penned a book detailing her struggle with anxiety and depression. The entire Bhatt family including Alia, Mahesh Bhatt and Pooja Bhatt were present during the book launch event of Shaheens book titled I Have Never Been (Un)Happier. At the event, while addressing the media, the Bhatt family opened up about their insecurities and struggles. Pooja Bhatt who has earlier spoken about her alcohol addiction said that apart from Alia, everyone in the family has inherited a genetic flaw from Mahesh Bhatt. She said that she and Shaheen have inherited the quality of being blunt and honest about their struggles. When Alia Bhatt asked Pooja how she gathered the courage to put it out there so bluntly, she said, We say things as they are and not how the people expect us to say them. And, I think the reason you (Alia) are so successful is that because you have not inherited that exactly like Shaheen and I have. Youre able to separate the two. The truth does not go down well in Bollywood. Were living in a fake world which is full of appearances, where people dont want you to say, Im not okay. They dont give a damn whether youre a cocaine addict or have an alcohol problem. As long as you look okay and show up and your waist size is perfect, nobody cares about whats going inside. Meanwhile, Pooja will soon be making her acting comeback with Mahesh Bhatts Sadak.At the event, she urged people to never ask people why they are depressed. She also said that theres a big misconception that depression is just a rich person problem which needs to be erased as its not a luxury.
Rani Mukerji and Salman Khan have been best of friends for years now and whenever they have come together on screen or otherwise, they have been a delight to watch. With Salmans Dabangg 3 and Ranis Mardaani 2 releasing a week apart, the two will be seen together on Salmans most-watched TV reality show Bigg Boss.Its absolutely fantastic that Chulbul Pandey and Shivani Shivaji Roy are going to come together on Bigg Boss. Our films are releasing one week apart and both Chulbul and Shivani are characters that people have loved and appreciated so it is going to be a unique film promotion. Salman and I have been friends for so long so Im sure this episode is going to be epic, informs Rani. Rani Mukerjis Mardaani 2 trailer has gripped the nation with its 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 adds, We will also spread the messaging of my film Mardaani 2 on the show so that it reaches as many households of our country as possible. It is important for the entire country to wake up to the threat posed by the rise of violent crimes that are being committed against women by juvenile criminals. Important exposures like this will help us reach out to as many families and young girls and make them aware of this menace. 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. Produced by Aditya Chopra Mardaani 2 will be Ranis next release after the global blockbuster Hichki that delivered Rs 250 crores worldwide. Mardaani 2 is set to hit theatres on 13th December.
Actor Emraan Hashmi is currently shooting for his upcoming film Chehre.A few days ago, the shoot of the film had to be stalled. Reportedly, the shoot was called off after fans that entered the shooting premises in Chattarpur refused to leave from the location. Talking about the shoot to a news agency, Emraan Hashmi said that they were shooting for an intense scene and there were people who suddenly gathered from the nearby area. Due to the ruckus that followed, the shoot had to be stalled and Emraan was made to leave the premises. The actor said that he was overwhelmed to see the people gathered but said that it was a scary situation and that the shoot had to be stalled when the crowd went out of control. The crew had to even call in the police. It is only after the team procured security, did they resume shooting. Emraan is shooting for the film in Delhi till December 7, after which the team will take off for Europe, amidst chilling temperature and abundance of snow. The film also stars Amitabh Bachchan and this is the first time that the actor will be sharing screen with Emraan Hashmi. Releasing on 24th April 2020, Chehre also stars Rhea Chakraborty, Siddhanth Kapoor, Drithiman Chakroborthy and Raghubir Yadav with Annu Kapoor.
Akshay Kumar is credited with doing the most number of Bollywood films in a year. The actor has done different kinds of roles and worked in different genres over the years. Recently, during a media interaction, the actor was asked as to which genre he is comfortable in. The actor said that if he says he is comfortable doing one genre, the audience will put a tag on him. Speaking further about it Akshay Kumar said, Even now I dont want any tags. Im very comfortable playing all kinds of genres. If anything new comes in, if its risky and fun, then Id just go for it. This year Akshay Kumar will be seen in two comedy genre films- Housefull and to be released Good Newwz. On speaking about doing two comedy films in a year, Akshay said, I am happy that I get to visit different branches of comedy. Housefull was a slapstick comedy, no matter what people say, that its senseless, but there is an audience for that also. Slapstick comedy is the most difficult kind of comedy. To make people laugh at your own expense is one of the hardest kinds of comedies. Unfortunately, people here dont give credit to this kind of comedy, even in awards night. Akshay Kumar will next be seen in Good Newwz which is slated to hit the theatre on December 27. The film also features Kareena Kapoor Khan Diljit Dosanjh and Kiara Advani.
On Friday morning, Indians woke up to the news of the four rape-accused shot dead in an encounter by the Hyderabad police. The police claim that they had to take the step as the accused were trying to flee while on the way to the crime scene early on Friday morning. Several people have been reacting to the news on social media. Bollywood actress Taapsee Pannu today at an event spoke about the encounter. The actress began by saying that the only way to address the problem is to look at how we bring up our sons. She said that it should not be fear that makes them not do something bad, but they should know that this should not be done because it is bad. The actress said that we can keep accusing someone but raising our sons well is the only thing we have in our hands. Reacting to the encounter she said that she was shocked when she read the news of the cop encounter first. She said that never has anyone headed that the police have taken such a drastic step. Meanwhile, several Telugu actors too took to Twitter and praised the police for serving justice to Disha and her dear ones.
The Star Screen Awards will be held on this Sunday, and pop sensation, Dhvani Bhanushali, is getting all geared up for her performance at the event. The young star, often dubbed The Next Big Thing in the Indian Music Industry due to her melodious voice and screen presence, will be performing at the awards for the first time. Excitement levels are high as the young star will be singing and grooving to her popular chartbuster hits Vaaste, Dilbar and Koka.Her recent single Vaaste crossed 600 million views in the span of just one year, and her new song Sauda Khara Khara is already trending on YouTube. Dhvani has a host of hit songs and a huge fan following and has come a long way since her debut in the music industry. The Star Screen Awards, an extremely prestigious award ceremony, has had performances by all the A-listers in B-Town, from Salman Khan and Varun Dhavan, to Madhuri Dixit and Priyanka Chopra.This year the awards will also have performances by the likes of Shahid Kapoor , Hritik Roshan, and Kartik Aaryan.
Actor Aamir Khan is currently shooting for his upcoming film Laal Singh Chaddha in Jaisalmer. The film is the Hindi remake of the Hollywood film Forrest Gump starring Tom Hanks. The actor has always surprised his fans with his looks in his previous films and fans are eagerly waiting to know more about his character in Laal Singh Chaddha. Now, a few pictures of Aamir Khan have leaked from the sets of the film. In the pictures, the actor is seen sporting long unkempt hair and has a long messy beard. A few days back, the actor had shared the official first look of his character from the film. The actor evidently looks very different in the official poster and the leaked pictures. In the first look poster, Aamir is dressed in a pink and blue check shirt and a pink turban, sporting a long beard. Laal Singh Chaddha was announced on Aamirs 54th birthday. We will get to see quite a transformation here as well, since Aamir was required to lose about 20 kg to play the younger version of his character and opted for a protein-heavy vegetarian diet for the same, under medical supervision. Playing his love interest in the film will be Kareena Kapoor Khan.Helmed by Secret Superstar director Advait Chandan, Laal Singh Chaddha will release on Christmas 2020.
Priyanka Chopra Jonas adds another feather to her hat where she occupied the first position on IMDbs list of Indian actors 2019. Currently, in Marrakech, she received an award at the Marrakech International Film Festival for her contribution to cinema and she even took to her social media to share pictures from the event. IMDb has released its list of top Indian stars of 2019 and Priyanka Chopra has topped the list! The top ten stars include Disha Patani Hrithik Roshan Kiara Advani Akshay Kumar Salman Khan Alia Bhatt Katrina Kaif , Rakul Preet Singh and Sobhita Dhulipala in order. Congratulations to the celebs that made it to the top 10 of this list! Did your favourite actor/actress make it to the list? Be sure to let us know.
Bollywood actress Tanushree Dutta filed a petition before a court in Mumbai, opposing the B summary report filed by the police in connection with her complaint against actor Nana Patekar.A B Summary report is filed before a court when the police do not find any evidence to file a charge sheet. The police in July filed a report in the court saying that they did not find any evidence. Tanushrees lawyer Nitin Satpute filed her petition opposing the B summary before a metropolitan magistrates court in Andheri. The petition demands that the court initiate a contempt proceeding against the investigating officer for filing a false report and a case should be registered against him by the Anti-Corruption Bureau. The petition also demanded a narco-analysis on all the accused and the investigating officer. Dutta even urged that the case be handed over to the Crime Branch of Mumbai police. In October 2018, Tanushree Dutta had filed a complaint against the veteran actor for misbehaving and harassing her on the sets of the 2008 film Horn Ok Pleasss.