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Shilpa Shetty gives you a chance to go on a date with Sunny Leone
Shilpa Shetty s newly launched website that specializes in auction, Aunty Boli Lagao Boli, has been doing quite well and has become popular thanks to its name and unique idea. And now it is all set to get more limelight thanks to their unique campaign. As part of this campaign, the bidders stand a chance to meet none other than Sunny Leone ! A date with the very popular hottie is a part of the fundraising initiative by Aunty Boli Lagao Boli. The proceeds from the week-long bidding will go to The Shilpa Shetty Foundation that works for the upliftment of orphans. The winner and get a chance to meet Sunny Leone. Raj Kundra, husband of Shilpa Shetty who also owns Aunty Boli Lagao Boli, said that Sunny Leone was game for this novel idea as soon as she learnt that it was for a good cause. He explained that meeting Sunny Leone is dream come true for many men in the country. He then added that Sunny Leone instantly agreed to be a part of it. Sunny Leone, currently in Los Angeles, opined that she was keen to do her bit for The Shilpa Shetty Foundation. On the film front, Sunny Leone will be next seen in Tera Intezaar , co-starring Arbaaz Khan.Its all set to release on November 24.
Salman Khan and Karan Johar had a fall-out and this is the reason
Its overOr did it ever begin, in the first place? Karan Johar s friendship with Salman Khan seemed doomed from the start. Salman did make a guest appearance in Karans directorial debut Kuch Kuch Hota Hai.But thereafter, as Karans proximity to Shah Rukh Khan became apparent to the entire world, Salman automatically gravitated away from all things KJo For many years the two never crossed paths. But in recent years, Karan Johar was seen earnestly wooing Salman Khan. Two years ago Karan offered Salman the film Shuddhi on his (Salmans) terms. While Karan crossed his fingers and waited for Salmans yes to the project, the superstar simply procrastinated. A friend of Salman Khan reveals, Salman never had any intention of doing Shuddhi.He just kept Karan dangling on for God knows what reason. But when he was with us friends, he very clearly and not so politely told us he would never work with Karan Johar. Then came the announcement about Karan and Salman getting together with Akshay Kumar for a historical Battle Of Saragarhi.This time the prospects of Karan Johar getting Salman Khan on board seemed bright because Karan dangled that extra temptation of launching Salman Khans brother-in-law Aayush in a Dharma Production. Then something went horribly wrong. We dont know what happened. But Karan Johar backed out of his commitment to launch Aayush leaving Salman livid. He immediately opted out of Battle Of Saragarhi which will now be co-produced by Karan Johar and Akshay Kumar. The only reason Salman agreed to join hands with Karan Johar was Aayushs launch. When Karan opted out of that commitment Salman saw no reason to stick to his commitment, reveals a source in the know. Aayush Sharma will now be launched by Salman Khan Films. This development leaves the Salman-Karan Johar equation where it had been abandoned. It is unlikely that Salman will ever work in a Dharma Production again.
WHAT? Sanjay Dutt opts out of Omung Kumars next based on Maharaja of Nawanagar
Recently after collaborating with Omung Kumar for his comeback film Bhoomi Sanjay Dutt has decided to walk out of the filmmakers next. The film in question is a period drama that was supposed to feature Sanjay Dutt in the lead role of Maharaja of Nawanagar, Digvijaysinhji Ranjitsinhji tentatively titled The Good Maharaja.The said film is based on the real life story of the honourable and noble king as it reveals the story of his valour wherein he saved the lives of several Polish refugees during the World War II by giving them shelter in one of his palaces. His noble deed also earned him a street named after him in Poland called the Good Maharaja Square. But now we hear that Sanjay Dutt will no longer be a part of the film in question where he was supposed to play the noble king. Reports claim that the actor wasnt very keen on doing another film with Omung Kumar after the disappointing response he received for Bhoomi.Furthermore, it is also being said that Sanjay Dutt wants to focus on another series of his films that are in the pipeline. While he has already started shooting for Saheb, Biwi Aur Gangster 3 with the rest of the team in Rajasthan, the next film he would start work on would probably be his own production, a Hindi remake of the Malayalam film Prasthanam.Besides these, Sanjay Dutt is also supposed to start shooting for Torbaaz in which he plays the role of an army officer as well as Bhatts Sadak 2 which will have him in the role of a reformed drug addict.
Lekh Tandon, who discovered Shah Rukh Khan, passes away
Lekh Tandon, popular filmmaker and actor, who has been a part of many esteemed films, passed away at his residence in Mumbai yesterday. Tandon was 88 years old and was bedridden for the past few months in his Powai residence. The demise took place at 5:38 PM. Lekh Tandon was born on February 13, 1929 in Lahore, situated in present-day Pakistan. He started as Assistant Director in Hindi movie industry in 1950s. He turned director with Professor and went on to back many memorable films like Jhuk Gaya Aasman, Andolan, Agar Tum Na Hote etc. His 1962 film Amrapali is considered to be a classic. It was also selected as the Indian entry for the Best Foreign Language film at the 39th Academy Awards. He directed his first television serial, Dil Dariya, in 1988 for Doordarshan. Through this serial, he was credited with discovering superstar Shah Rukh Khan.Later, Lekh Tandon also got into acting. He worked in three Shah Rukh Khan starrers Swades, Paheli and Chennai Express.He was also seen in a small role in Aamir Khan starrer Rang De Basanti.Besides, even in his late 70s, he directed a finite TV show named Aisa Des Hai Mera. Members of Bollywood fraternity came out to pay respects to Lekh Tandon on Twitter. Ashutosh Gowariker, who directed him in Swades , shared a wonderful on the sets still featuring Tandon. Rishi Kapoor reminded everyone that he had worked on his father Raj Kapoors films. Lata Mangeshkar wrote a wonderful message. Shekhar Kapur and Shabana Azmi also tweeted about the demise of Lekh Tandon. Lekh Tandons funeral will be held in Powai in the afternoon today. Very VERSATILE Director who gave several HITS! Was privileged to work with u in Swades! Will always miss ur gentleness Sir! RIP https://twitter.com/hashtag/LekhTandon?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw #LekhTandon https://t.co/B4m1M96Cjc pic.twitter.com/B4m1M96Cjc Ashutosh Gowariker (@AshGowariker) https://twitter.com/AshGowariker/status/919604113087782912?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw October 15, 2017 RIP Lekh Tandon ji, Directed Prince, Dulhan Wohi Jo Piya Man Bahaye etc. was my fathers assistant. Rishi Kapoor (@chintskap) https://twitter.com/chintskap/status/919589347053195265?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw October 15, 2017 Abhineta aur film nirdeshak Lekh Tandon ji ka aaj swargwas hua.Ye sunke mujhe bahut dukh hua.Meri unko vinamra shraddhanjali. Lata Mangeshkar (@mangeshkarlata) https://twitter.com/mangeshkarlata/status/919607522062843904?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw October 15, 2017 goodbye https://twitter.com/hashtag/LekhTandon?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw #LekhTandon Extraordinary film maker/story teller of his times. Never ever refused an actor at his doorstep some warmth advice n tea Shekhar Kapur (@shekharkapur) https://twitter.com/shekharkapur/status/919660005263134721?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw October 15, 2017 I was lucky to do 2 beautiful films with https://twitter.com/hashtag/Lekh?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw #Lekh Tandon Ek Baar Kaho and Doosri Dulhan a filmabout surrogacy way ahead of its time. Respect???? Azmi Shabana (@AzmiShabana) https://twitter.com/AzmiShabana/status/919653021268635648?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw October 15, 2017
Amitabh Bachchan, Kriti Sanon, Vidya Balan, Arjun Kapoor and others to come together for this special video
Hema Malini turns 69 today and this birthday is going to be a special and memorable for her. After all, her much-awaited autobiography Beyond The Dream Girl written by Ram Kamal Mukherjee is all set to be unveiled today in a grand event. But what would make the video extra special is that 50 noted celebrities from Indian film and music industry will be coming together to wish Hema Malini a happy birthday and share their thoughts about her. The book will be launched by Deepika Padukone.In the video, Amitabh Bachchan , who has been her co-star in several films since the 70s will share his experiences from their younger days. Veteran actor Vyjayanthimala will explain why she loves Hema Malinis dancing skills. Lata Mangeshkar will be revealing how her younger sister surprised her with her exceptional singing talent when Hema gifted her recently-released music album. Vidya Balan would state that Hema Malini has set a high benchmark for actors like her. Arjun Kapoor Kriti Sanon , Neeta Lulla and others will also feature in the video, which reportedly is an hour-long one. Besides movies, Hema Malini is also active in politics. She is currently a BJP MP from Mathura. She is an expert dancer and recently, she recently released her eight-track devotional album called Gopala Ko Samarpan.
Akshay Kumars show The Great Indian Laughter gets its new judges in the form of Sajid Khan and Shreyas Talpade
Akshay Kumar recently returned to the small screen with the reality show The Great Indian Laughter Challenge where he essays the role of super judge. While on a hunt to find the best comedians of the country, the show also has three mentors in the form of Mallika Dua, Zakir Khan and Hussain Dalal but now these popular stand-up comedians will be replaced by Sajid Khan and Hussain Dalal. Filmmaker Sajid Khan and actor-director Shreyas Talpade will now join Akshay Kumar as the mentor-judges of the show. Mallika, Zakir and Hussain will remain judges until the 12 finalists are selected after which the Bollywood personas will take over their role. Interestingly, the trio, namely Akshay Kumar, Sajid Khan and Shreyas Talpade have collaborated for one of the most popular comic capers, Housefull 2.From what we hear, the reason behind the sudden change in the judges was the lukewarm the show received. Apparently the makers believed that they needed to bring about the changes in the mentors and hence the decision of roping in Sajid Khan and Shreyas Talpade. While Sajid is well versed in the field of comedy, being a former comedian himself as well as directing movies like Heyy Baby , Shreyas recently turned focus into filmmaking with comedy films like Poster Boyz and he is also popular for his comic roles in films like the Golmaal franchise. In fact, excited about the show, Sajid Khan revealed about how he is looking forward for the show. He also spoke about Akshay Kumar and Shreyas bond which he described as brothers and how their bond would be quite evident on the show. The Great Indian Laughter Challenge is currently being aired on Star Plus during the weekends at the prime slot of 8 pm.
Pali Hill Residents Association object to commercial activity in Kangana Ranauts bungalow
Kangana Ranaut , on October 2, had announced that shes brought a bungalow, measuring 3,075 sq feet, at Bandras upmarket Pali Hill locality. The spokesperson of the actress had confirmed that the actress, reportedly worth Rs. 20.7 crore, will be used as office space for Kanganas production house called Manikarnika Films. However, looks like Kangana Ranauts plans have hit a roadblock. The residents of the Pali Hill have objected to the commercial activity that will take place in this bungalow. Dr Amitav Shukla, chairman of the Pali Hill Residents Association, said that for the last 25 years, they havent allowed any new commercial activity in the Pali Hill area and that rules wont change for Kangana. They have told Chetak society, under which the bungalow is a part of, not to give their premises for commercial use. After these objections, Kangana Ranaut sent a letter in which she contradicted her earlier claim that shes opening a production house in the bungalow. Kangana wrote that the said property would be used as her second home and that she would engage herself in script, reading, script finalizing, calling filmmakers and such other work. At the same time, her staff would be there in the bungalow, apart from her family, who would take care of her schedule, work commitments etc. from this property. Pali Hill Residents Association however were not pleased with this letter. They saw the contents of the letter as proof that she will be using this property for commercial commitments. They made it clear that they wont allow it to happen. Kangana Ranauts lawyer Rizwan Siddiquee however said that he was quite surprised with the adverse reaction to the actresses letter which was circulated for approval only after discussions with the management. He added that they would be following the laws at every stage and exercise their legal rights without creating any nuisance to others. He signed off by saying that he spoken to the secretary of Pali Hill Residents Association and that everything seems to be absolutely positive. On the film front, Kangana Ranaut was recently seen in Simran.Her next film is Manikarnika The Queen Of Jhansi that releases in April 2018.
Kapil Sharma wont promote Firangi on television
There is a rather cruel joke thatKapilSharma told me about his new film Firangi : Everyone promoted their films on my show. But now where will I go? Kapilwho is back from rehabilitation and now in the pink of health was drawing attention to the fact that his super-popular show where stars made a beeline to promote their films has been temporarily closed down, thereby leaving no space for his own films promotion, at least none thatKapilwould like to use. One learns that Kapils new film Firangi wont be promoted on the usual channels and shows. ApparentlyKapilwill do very selected publicity for Firangi .RajievDhingra who directs Firangi and who is also Kapils best friend explains, There is no need forKapilto go from show to show. He is a household name on television. Firangi is not a comedy like his first feature film Kiss KissKoPyarKaroon was. Its a light-hearted look at thepre-Freedom era, but not a comedy. We are opening on 24 November after the big Diwali releases have settled down.
Aamir Khan enters Secret Superstar for only half hour
The focus of interest in AamirKhans new film Secret Superstar is notAamirKhan.It isZairaWasim.Aamirenters the film halfway through the plot, just as he did in Taare Zameen Par , but according to preview audiences he has barely half an hour playing-time A major film personality who saw the film at a special preview says Secret Superstar as another TaareZameenPar.AgainAamirplays a mentor guide and pupil. Last time he played saviour to a dyslexic boy. This time hes saviour to an oppressed girl. Darsheel Safary wanted to be a painter. This girl wants to be a singer. In both TaareZameenPar and Secret Superstar Aamirs character is there to mentor the young protagonist.
Box Office
Film NameNet GrossVerdict
Chef6.25 CrFlop
Judwaa 2133.03 CrHit
Bhoomi8.50 CrFlop
Newton22.18 CrHit
Haseena Parkar7.50 CrFlop
Simran15.48 CrFlop
Lucknow Central10.57 CrFlop
Daddy7.00 CrFlop
Baadshaho78.02 CrFlop
Shubh Mangal Saavdhan41.90 CrHit
Film NameReviewer NameRating
Ranchi DiariesShubhra Gupta1.00
Ranchi DiariesVishal Verma1.00
Ranchi DiariesSweta Kaushal0.50
ChefMeena Iyer3.50
ChefSukanya Verma2.50
ChefShubhra Gupta2.00
ChefVishal Verma2.50
ChefSweta Kaushal1.50
ChefAnupama Chopra3.00
Judwaa 2Meena Iyer3.00