Salman Khan finally accepts Kiren Rijiju’s fitness challenge, earns plaudits from Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore

On Saturday, Salman Khan finally responded to union minister Kiren Rijiju’s fitness challenge and put up his video.

The Bollywood superstar shared a 25-second video in which he is seen cycling and working out.

He wrote: “Fabulous campaign by Sports minister Rajyavardhan Rathore on #HumFitTohIndiaFit. I accept the Fitness Challenge of Kiren Rijiju. Here is my video.”

To this, Rijiju responded: “Great Salman Khan bhai. You inspire millions to stay fit and healthy. Thanks for accepting my challenge.”

Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore also wrote: “As a fitness icon, you taking the #HumFitTohIndiaFit challenge is a milestone for promoting healthy lifestyle in our country!”

Just like us, Shah Rukh Khan is also looking forward to Dhanush’s Vada Chennai – here’s proof

The first teaser of Dhanush’s upcoming film, Vada Chennai dropped a few days ago. The movie has created enough buzz on social media given the fact how engaging the teaser was. Adding to the hype is Shah Rukh Khan. Seems like Vada Chennai fever has hit the Chennai Express actor as well. He made sure that his 35.9 million fans on Twitter knew that he is looking forward to the Dhanush starrer. Sharing the teaser, SRK wrote on Twitter, “My friend the multifaceted @dhanushkraja new film’s teaser. Very edgy & intriguing.”

Now, if that doesn’t give you a reason to check out this movie, what will? Vada Chennai is an out and out crime drama which the trailer tells us clearly. The movie is Dhanush’s third collaboration with filmmaker Vetrimaaran. The two have previously worked in Polladhavan and Aadukulam. The upcoming film also features Aishwarya Rajesh in the lead. Andrea Jeremiah also plays a key role in the movie.

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My friend the multifaceted @dhanushkraja new film’s teaser. Very edgy & intriguing. https://youtu.be/q5GG5HJ1hVk

Just like Shah Rukh, we also loved the teaser. Talking about which, the teaser takes us through over 30 years of a person’s life. We see how a young man is drawn into the world of crime and gang war. Dhanush has a layered role and that is evident from the short footage. We see the innocent spark of a teenager and the weary vengeful side of a man who knows that survival is of the fittest in the badlands of North Chennai. The shoot of the film began in 2016. The film is set in the mafia world of 1970s’ Chennai. It has been shot in the Binny Mills area.

Circling back to Shah Rukh Khan, the actor will be next seen in Aanand L Rai’s Zero, which is one of the most exciting projects coming out this year. The movie will feature the actor essaying the role of a dwarf. Katrina Kaif and Anushka Sharma also star in the movie with him.

Is alleged ex boyfriend Sidharth Malhotra avoiding Alia Bhatt due to her relationship with Ranbir Kapoor?

Alia Bhatt and Ranbir Kapoor are currently shooting for Ayan Mukerji’s Brahmastra and fans couldn’t be happier. But while their on-screen chemistry is yet to pan out, their off-screen romance has been grabbing all the headlines and how! Reports of their growing proximity during the shoot were keeping rumour mills abuzz when Ranbir confessed that it’s new and there has been no looking back since. In fact, if Alia’s Instagram is any proof, they have been sharing desserts, clicking pictures where Alia and her BFF are the muse and taking strolls along the beautiful Bulgaria.

And hey, we couldn’t complain. If anything, we kinda ship Ranbir-Alia and are vouching for them for the rank of Bollywood’s ‘IT’ couple. But we guess, not everyone is a fan. And no, we are not talking about Katrina Kaif. According to Mumbai Mirror, Sidharth Malhotra hasn’t taken the news of the budding romance so well. If we were to believe an industry insider, he is avoiding Alia and her messages as well. For those of you don’t know, Alia and Sid were a thing before she moved on to the Kapoor boy. And now, Sidharth wont even reply to Alia’s hello. Apparently, Alia also messaged him on his birthday and invited him to the trial of her film but Sidharth however, has not responded.

Ouch! Sidharth and Alia had been linked with each other ever since they made their debut together in Karan Johar’s Student Of The Year in 2012. Although the two never admitted to being in a relationship, their outings and appearances proved otherwise.

Divyanka Tripathi talks about her bond with Ekta Kapoor, says “Working with a lady boss is always amazing”

Ye Hai Mohabbatein fame actress Divyanka Tripathi, who has developed a special bond with the show’s producer Ekta Kapoor, says working with a female visionary is a fun and an amazing experience. She considers Ekta an inspiration for many women to step into the business of entertainment behind the camera.

“Working with a lady boss is always amazing and more fun. Ekta is a very creative person and always gives us the right suggestion. Perhaps that also comes from the fact that apart from being a producer, she is also a writer. She pampers all of us and she deserves all the respect that she has earned over a period of time,” Divyanka told IANS in an interview.

While gender equality in the entertainment business is a raging subject of discussion, especially at a time when the number of women crew members behind the camera is on the rise, Divyanka says Ekta started things way before the constant talk on feminism started on public forums and social media.

“There are many reasons why I respect Ekta and one of them is where she started from. Though she is the daughter of a yesteryear superstar like Jeetendraji, she started making her TV shows at the basement of her house and went on to become one of the influential names in the business of TV entertainment. I think she is an inspiration to many women.” The show “Ye Hai Mohabbatein” started in 2013 and continues to run today with a steady popularity.

Asked if she expected such success, in the beginning, Divyanka said: “Honestly, we never had the expectation to match up the TRP race and survive, so successfully with the show because the storyline of our show was very different when we started five years ago.

“Here, the leading lady gets emotionally attached to a little girl and that is how ending up getting married to a divorced man. Later they fall in love as a couple. Since the story was very different, we kept working on it, expecting to connect with the audience with a certain conviction. “Of course now it is much easier to continue the show as we have managed to establish all the characters well in the memory of our audience. Now, we, fortunately, have a strong base of fans and followers.”

Does she find a difference in her own performance after so many years? “I think I have grown as an actress in these five years, but I loved those days of the beginning of our show where my character was pretty new and naive,” Divyanka said.

‘The Accidental Prime Minister’ Cast: Who Can You Recognize?

The makers of The Accidental Prime Ministerhave shared a new photo featuring the entire cast of the film. The Anupam Kher-starrer has been building buzz for its depiction of real life Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and other political figures in the 2004-14 UPA cabinet.

Singh, his wife Gursharan Kaur, Sonia Gandhi, Rahul Gandhi, Priyanka Gandhi, former President APJ Abdul Kalam and former union minister Shivraj Patil are some of the ‘reel’ figures spotted in the picture. Trade Analyst Taran Adarsh shared the still on Twitter.

Adarsh also revealed that the film is set to release on 21 December, which pits it against the other big Christmas release Shah Rukh Khan’s Zero directed by Aanand L Rai.

The Accidental Prime Minister is based on the book of the same name by Sanjaya Baru which is a behind-the-scenes look at the UPA administration, particularly the power dynamic between Singh and Sonia Gandhi. Here’s another look at the cast.
The film is directed by Vijay Gutte with Hansal Mehta as the creative producer. It features Anupam Kher as Dr Singh, German actor Suzanne Bernert as former Congress president Sonia Gandhi, Ahana Kumra as Priyanka Gandhi and Arjun Mathur as Rahul Gandhi. Akshaye Khanna essays the role of Sanjaya Baru.

‘Vishwaroopam 2’ releasing on 10th August, 2018 at Major Ekamai, Rama 3 & Pattaya

Vishwaroop 2 directed by Kamal Haasan, starring Kamal Haasan, Rahul Bose, Shekhar Kapur, Pooja Kumar, Andrea Jeremiah. Releasing on August 10, 2018.
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Presented by – Rohit Shetty & Reliance Entertainment
Produced by – S.Chandrahasan & Kamal Haasan
Written by – Kamal Haasan Music by – M. Ghibran

Director: Kamal Haasan
Writers: Kamal Haasan, Atul Tiwari (hindi dialogue)
Stars: Kamal Haasan, Rahul Bose, Shekhar Kapur

‘Karwaan’ releasing on 3rd August, 2018 at Major Ekamai, Rama 3 & Pattaya

The movie depicts a journey carried out from Bangalore to Kochi by two friends, the reserved Avinash played by Dulquer Salmaan, and his friend Shaukat played by Irrfan Khan with a lighter take on life, who pick up the chirpy teenager Mithila on the way.

‘Karwaan’ releasing on 3rd August, 2018 at Major Ekamai, Rama 3 & Pattaya

Director: Akarsh Khurana
Writers: Bejoy Nambiar (story), Akarsh Khurana (screenplay)
Stars: Irrfan Khan, Dulquer Salmaan, Mithila Palkar

‘Saheb, Biwi Aur Gangster 3’ releasing on 27th July, 2018 at Major Ekamai, Rama 3 & Pattaya

The royal saga of deceit, conspiracy, greed and lust continues in the third installment of the series, as the Saheb and Biwi are pitted against an enemy and everyone involved is scheming ruthlessly for their own personal gain.

Releasing on 27th July, 2018 at Major Ekamai, Rama 3 & Pattaya.

Director: Tigmanshu Dhulia
Writers: Sanjay Chauhan, Tigmanshu Dhulia
Stars: Jimmy Sheirgill, Sanjay Dutt, Mahie Gill

Rekha Steals the Show, Performs at IIFA 2018 After Twenty Years

On 24 June, veteran actor Rekha delivered an unforgettable dance performance at the 2018 IIFA Awards, stepping onto the stage after two entire decades.

From Pyaar Kiya Toh Darna Kya to Salam-E-Ishq Meri Jaan, veteran actor Rekha left everyone smitten with her grand finale performance at the 19th edition of IIFA here on Sunday night.
So, how did Bollywood respond to this this performance?

Younger stars like Varun Dhawan, Shraddha Kapoor, Arjun Kapoor and Ranbir Kapoor joined her on stage towards the end of her act. They all showed nothing but love, respect and awe for the senior actor.

Shortly after the performance, Varun Dhawan shared a picture on Instagram with Rekha and praised her performance.

 

Shraddha Kapoor too was absolutely floored.

“I have just watched the best performance of my life & possibly the best one I will ever see. When a shooting star decides to come down to earth & the entire audience is awestruck by her performance. Rekhaji, there are no words to describe how lucky we all are that we got to experience your magic right before our eyes. You all are in for the treat of a lifetime.”
Shraddha Kapoor

Nawazuddin Siddiqui, who received the Best Actor in a Supporting Role – Male, from Rekha last night for his performance in Sridevi-starrer Mom, took to Twitter to congratulate Rekha. “U stole the show last night”, he wrote, calling her her a “Living Legend”.

 

Finally, director Anurag Kashyap also tweeted, “Rekha Ji performing on stage killed it .. totally #iifa2018.”
Clearly, Rekha’s dance performance left everybody speechless and spellbound.

Source: Rekha Steals the Show, Performs at IIFA 2018 After Twenty Years

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