Coronavirus or COVID-19 has taken a massive toll on human lives across the globe and is spreading rapidly in India too. The government has announced a nation-wide lockdown till April 15 in order to try and contain the pandemic that is upon us. People have been asked to avoid leaving their houses unnecessarily and the celebrities too, have been promoting social distancing on all their social media platforms. In the wake of Coronavirus, PM Narendra Modi has announced PM-CARES fund that will also accept micro charities to help make the diagnosis process more efficient. PM took to his Twitter to announce about the fun and Akshay Kumar has won our hearts yet again. He took to his Twitter to announce that he will be donating Rs. 25 crores from his savings to the fund and the tweet read, This is that time when all that matters is the lives of our people. And we need to do anything and everything it takes. I pledge to contribute Rs 25 crores from my savings to @narendramodi jis PM-CARES Fund. Lets save lives, Jaan hai toh jahaan hai. ???????? Take a look at it. This is that time when all that matters is the lives of our people. And we need to do anything and everything it takes. I pledge to contribute Rs 25 crores from my savings to https://twitter.com/narendramodi?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw @narendramodi jis PM-CARES Fund. Lets save lives, Jaan hai toh jahaan hai. ???????? https://t.co/dKbxiLXFLS https://t.co/dKbxiLXFLS Akshay Kumar (@akshaykumar) https://twitter.com/akshaykumar/status/1243867585294131201?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw March 28, 2020 Kudos to Akshay Kumar for being a Khiladi in its truest sense.
Fankind, a celebrity fundraising platform has started a fundraiser to help give cash in hand to migrant workers and daily wagers (like cobblers, tailors, construction workers etc) who are out of a job due to coronavirus and therefore cannot afford to pay their rent or feed their families. The entire donation amount will go to the unemployed labourer to help his or her family.GiveIndia will transfer the money directly to the labourers. Donors will receive a tax-exempt 80G certificate. Fankind aims to help 100 families and they hope to achieve this with the help of the people. All those who wish to help can https://www.fankind.org/index.php?/covid19 donate here.Fankind is a fundraising platform founded by Anshula Kapoor. It brings fans, celebrities and charities together to create magical memories while working towards the greater good. They do this by curating and bringing to life joyful, celebrity-related experiences for fans that help raise funds for charities and social causes.
Priyanka Chopra who is a global icon got married to American singer Nick Jonas in a grand Indian wedding in 2018. The two dated for nearly two years before they tied the knot. In a recent interview with a leading magazine, Priyanka Chopra Jonas while talking about her family and marriage revealed that her grandmother (father's mother) would always say, 'Who's going to marry her? She can't cook.' To this, her dad would always say that he would send a cook with her so that she never needs to into the kitchen. Priyanka further said that her mother, Madhu Chopra, did not know to cook when she got married. It was her father who taught her to cook and taught everything he likes to eat. Priyanka and Nick are currently in self-isolation in the US, where coronavirus cases have crossed a lakh on Friday. Priyanka has been spreading awareness about precautionary measures one should take to combat the spread of the virus and recently conducted a live interaction with WHO director-general Dr Tedros Adhanom.
Since India is currently on lockdown due to the coronavirus pandemic, there has been a demand to re-telecast the iconic Ramanand Sagars Ramayan and BR Chopras Mahabharat.Doordarshan has taken the demand into consideration and Ramayan will be back on the small screen from Saturday, March 28, on DD National. However, Ramayan will not be the only show that will be making a comeback on DD. A few hours after announcing the comeback of Ramayan, the official twitter handle of Doordarshan announced the comeback of a few other popular shows as well. Here is the list of shows and their timing: Mahabharat Telecast Time: 12 pm and 7 pm REFRESH your memories!! Watch https://twitter.com/hashtag/Mahabharata?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw #Mahabharata on DD Bharati NOW https://twitter.com/hashtag/Doordarshan?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw #Doordarshan https://t.co/ezzFCbRnW0 pic.twitter.com/ezzFCbRnW0 Doordarshan National (@DDNational) https://twitter.com/DDNational/status/1243800454414258176?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw March 28, 2020 The show was directed by BR Chopra and written by renowned Urdu poet late Rahi Masoom Raza. The show starred Mukesh Khanna as Bhishma, Nitish Bhardwaj as Lord Krishna, Roopa Ganguly as Draupadi, Puneet Issar as Duryodhan, Arjun Firoz Khan as Arjun, Pankaj Dheer as Karna, Gajendra Chauhan as Yudhishthir, Praveen Kumar as Bhim, Girija Shankar as Dhritarashtra, Renuka Israni as Gandhari, Nazneen as Kunti, Surendra Pal as Dronacharya, and Gufi Paintal as Shakuni. Circus Telecast Time: 8 pm After making his television debut with Fauji, Shah Rukh Khan enchanted the audience in the 1989 show Circus. Shah Rukh Khan plays the role of a circus manager. The show also stars Ashutosh Gowariker and Renuka Sahane. Byomkesh Bakshi Telecast Time: 11 am Rajit Kapur played the titular characters in this series which borrowed its narrative from the stories of Sharadindu Bandyopadhyay.
Shabana Azmi returned from Budapest on March 15 and went in for self-imposed quarantine ever since. In an interview with a daily, Shaban spoke about the accident and her recovery. Talking about the accident she met with a few weeks ago on the Mumbai-Pune highway, she said that she was sleeping at the back of the car because she and Javed had stayed up till early morning celebrating the latters birthday. Javed Akhtar was in another car ahead of her with his cousin Dr Sumbul Warsi and her husband Nawab. They were on their way to Sukoon in Khandala when a truck rammed into her car. Shabana said that she passed out during the accident and was in the ICU when she came back to her senses. She said that she does not entirely remember her time at the ICU but remembers people saying that it's a miracle she survived. Shabana said she resumed shooting 40 days after the accident and considers it a miracle she did not break any bones or require surgery. However, she has a lot of pain in her neck, arms and palms due to the accident.
Salman Khan has once again won the hearts of people. If grapevine is to be believed, superstar Salman Khan has done the unthinkable. Rather than restrict his contribution to helping the daily wage cine workers who are facing tough times because of the cancellation of shootings, the good samaritan has asked all the craft Associations to ensure that every such worker-member gets his/her familys daily requirement of food and necessities. The actor has asked various associations to not get into calculations at this stage while disbursing the money and food items as he would bear the entire cost himself. The noble-hearted star has asked the Associations to refrain from giving this information to the media as Salman Khan does not believe in doing charity for publicity. But a good deed has its own way of getting leaked and so here we are. On March 24, Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced a nationwide lockdown for three weeks. Following this, Salman Khan announced that all the operations at Salman Khan Films have been put on hold for the duration of the lockdown. Salman Khan who runs the Being Human Foundation, a charity organisation has always risen to the occasion to help the needy. In the past, Being Human has helped cover medical and housing expenses of several people in need. During the shoot of Bajrangi Bhaijaan , Salman Khan helped a family rebuild their house and even offered a job to the only male child of the family. The actor had also come to the aid of late television actor Kavi Kumar Azad, aka Dr. Haathi of Taarak Mehta Ka Oolta Chashma.Eight years before his demise, Salman Khan had covered the expense of his bariatric surgery. These do not even amount to the handful of charity work done by Being Human Foundation. Recently, daily wage workers and junior artist coordinator Rajendra Lekhraj aka Pappu revealed how Salman Khan became their person at a time like this. If we hit a rough patch, I will talk to Salman Khan. He is so gracious in offering support and is always concerned about us. He recently stalled the shoot of Radhe in Mehboob Studios because of the unfortunate turn of events," he said. Meanwhile, several other celebrities have also come forward to make their own contribution to the relief fund set up by the Producers Guild to help daily wage workers in the industry.
Singer Sonu Nigam was forced to extend his stay in Dubai due to the coronavirus pandemic. The singer has now set up a makeshift studio at his residential area in Dubai. Talking to a tabloid, Sonu Nigam revealed that he has bought equipment to set up his studio so that he can spend his time immersed in music. He also bought a piano to polish his skills. Sonu Nigam will not be returning to India till the situation gets back to normal. The singer recently held a live concert online to keep his fans in the country entertained. Sonu said that he was glad that millions of people forgot their sadness and felt a zest of positivity owing to the virtual concert. Sonu Nigam was joined by son Nevaan. However, his son was not prepared and was, therefore, fumbling during the performance. The Emirati government recently announced a three-day lockdown from March 26- 29 as part of a sterilization campaign. Meanwhile, in India, the government has banned all international flights until April 14, 2020.
Rohit Shettys cop universe just got bigger, what with the Akshay Kumars righteous cop Sooryavanshi all set to join Rohits Singham and Simbba in the Khaki franchise.Even as news of Sooryavanshis delay because of Corona hits us hard we hear Rohit Shetty intends to make Singham Part 3 next. Says a source in the know, Singham is on the anvil next with Ajay Devgan. Thats what Rohit is directing in 2021. And just as Devgn has an extended cameo in Akshays Sooryavanshi , Akshay will be making a prominent guest appearance in Singham 3 alongside Ajay Devgn. We cant wait to see where this khaki-coloured Bhai-chara goes
Katrina Kaif was all but finalized for the female lead in Vikas Bahls next. But then a day after the announcement she apparently denied saying yes to the project. Sources say Katrina had indeed been finalized for Bahls film. But she had not anticipated a backlash. Vikas, it may be recalled, had been accused of sexual misconduct two years ago by an employee of Phantom Films of which Bahl was one of the helmers. Bahl had been cleared of the charge by the internal complaints committee of the production house Reliance Entertainment (Phantom Films was affiliated to Reliance) in 2019. Katrina Kaif, sources say, was told that Bahls name had been cleared of the charges. She therefore agreed to be in his next film. But when faced with a backlash on social media she quickly withdrew herself from the film, leaving Vikas project with a big question mark. Will any A-list heroine agree to work with him?