RGV backtracks, apologizes for tweet on Ganesh Chaturthi

August 29th, 2014

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Filmmaker Ram Gopal Verma backtracked on friday and apologized for his atheist tweet on the occasion of Ganesh Chaturthi. “All tweets I put on Ganesha were in my usual manner but unintended by me to hurt anyone”s sentiments… but if they did I sincerely apologize,” tweeted Verma.

The apology came after his earlier tweet on the Twitter sparked a controversy and fueled criticism from across the nation demanding strict action against him. Lawyer and political activist Shehzad Poonawalla even lodged a complaint against him to the Delhi Police and the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA).

The filmmaker had earlier tweeted, “The guy who couldn’t save his own head from being cut, how he will save others heads is my question? But Happy Ganpathi day to morons!”

Well, the filmmaker’s film never got him so much publicity as the one-liner tweet did!



Rajesh Khanna’s bungalow sold!

August 29th, 2014

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Aashirwad, the iconic Carter Road bungalow belonging to late superstar Rajesh Khanna has finally changed hands. Its new owner, businessman Shashi Shetty, completed the paperwork for the deal yesterday. The deal is worth Rs 90 crore approximately.

Shetty is the chairman and managing director of Allcargo Logistics Ltd.

Khanna’s daughters Twinkle and Rinke, and their mother, actress Dimple Khanna, were present for the procedure.

Khanna bought this bungalow for Rs 3.5 lakh in 1970 from actor Rajendra Kumar. The home was named Dimple, and Khanna wanted to retain the name. However, Kumar, who had built another bungalow on Pali Hill of the same name, refused to part with the name.

The name Aashirwad was suggested by Kakaji’s father. Though the bungalow had proven to be unlucky for Rajendra Kumar, Khanna delivered 15 straight hits in a row.



‘HAPPY GANAPATHI DAY TO MORONS’ tweets Ram Gopal Varma

August 29th, 2014

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Bollywood filmmaker Ram Gopal Varma, known more for his controversial tweets and bombed films, has sparked another controversy with his atheist tweet on the festival of Ganesh Chaturthi.

RGV tweeted, “The guy who couldn’t save his own head from being cut, how he will save others heads is my question? But Happy Ganpathi day to morons!”

His tweet has initiated a barrage of reactions on the social media, condemning his insensitive remark on the micro blogging site.

B-town celebrities responded to Ram Gopal Varma’s tweets.

Hema Malini- Actress and MP- “What rubbish is this. I am shocked and appalled by his tweet. I think he is just saying all this to garner publicity. We must not give him undue attention and just let him enjoy his two minutes of fame.”

Paresh Rawal- Actor and MP- “This is disgusting and unwarranted. Ramu is just looking for people’s reaction. We should not react and dignify his demeaning comments. Let him say whatever he wants to”.

Aditya Pancholi- Actor- “I can only say Vinash Kaley Viprit Buddhi. He should concentrate on film making rather than doing something like this for publicity. How dare he talk like this? If he doesn’t believe in god and is an atheist then he should change his name from Ram Gopal Varma to Ravan Gopal Varma.”

Manoj Bajpayee-, Actor- “I don’t want to react on his tweet and give him importance. Some people believe in god some don’t. But he should not use offensive language in his tweet. I think people should just ignore him that will keep him in his place.”

Mahesh Bhatt- Filmmaker – “First of all Ram Gopal Varma should explain his philosophy behind the tweet. We have to keep in mind today’s environment is very inflamed. People take objection to slightest comment which may be hurting to their faith. It is unwise for any celebrity to tweet something like this as it puts tremendous burden on law and order and the entertainment industry in general. India is a country which has always been sensitive to people’s belief so we as thought leaders must exercise tremendous restrain and act with great wisdom on a social platform like twitter. Otherwise there will be chaos and irreversible damage to life and property”



Poonam Pandey removed from Facebook

August 28th, 2014

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Controversy queen and model Poonam Pandey has been kicked out of Facebook! The social networking site removed her account, which had about 2.1 million followers, for reasons unknown.

Poonam shared her plight with her 0.6 millions followers on Twitter. She tweeted: “Really Sad that my Official @facebook Page got Deactivated! It had over 2.1Million fans … Let me Know Tweethearts how can I get it back?”



Breaking: Angelina Jolie, Brad Pitt marry secretly in France

August 28th, 2014

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Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt were were secretly married in France on Saturday, a spokesperson told the Associated Press on Thursday.

Jolie and Pitt wed Saturday in a small chapel at Chateau Miraval in a private ceremony attended by family and friends. In advance of the nondenominational civil ceremony, Pitt and Jolie also obtained a marriage license from a local California judge. The judge also conducted the ceremony in France.

The couple’s children took part in the wedding. Jolie walked the aisle with her eldest sons Maddox and Pax. Zahara and Vivienne threw petals. Shiloh and Knox served as ring bearers, the spokesman says.

There was no exotic honeymoon. Instead, Pitt spent today at the Bovington Tank Museum in Dorset, where he was promoting his new Second World War film. News of the marriage emerged after he flashed a gold wedding band.



After MP, Rani Mukerji’s ‘Mardaani’ tax free in Uttar Pradesh

August 26th, 2014

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Uttar Pradesh government today announced exemption of entertainment tax on Rani Mukerji starrer action drama ‘Mardaani‘ as it hightlights the problem of child trafficking in the country.

The state government has decided to exempt the film from entertainment tax as it raises awareness about the trafficking of girls and women, an official statement issued here said.

It already has a tax free status in Madhya Pradesh.



In Pics: Kareena’s Photoshopped Image

August 26th, 2014

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Who doesn’t want to become slimmer by 15Kgs instantly – no slogging it out at the gym, no pilates, diet plans or going in for gastric bypass! That’s me for sure.

To top it all, you don’t have to be bound by your financial status (like me). There’s one God’s Gift to proletariats (like me) and celebs alike – Photoshop!!

Here is a picture of madame la-di-dah Kareena Kapoor resorting to Photoshop at the finale of the Lakme Fashion week (LFW) 2014 where Kareena Kapoor walked the ramp for designer Manish Malhotra.

And guess what – even Manish Malhotra couldn’t but help taking the help of photoshop to trim off the extras off his chubby cheeks.



Sussanne Khan ends partnership with Gauri Khan?

August 24th, 2014

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Sussanne Khan seems to be in a hurry to start a new life, beyond the Roshans and the old circle.

She seems to have parted ways with her friend Gauri Khan in terms of the furniture business. Take a look at the name plate outside the furniture store company – The Charcoal Project, which was started in partnership in 2012.

The embossing of Gauri Khan’s name is clearly missing from the carving on the name plate. Though, no official announcement about Gauri’s exit has been made as yet.

Some time back Sussanne had dropped the name Roshan, after she broke up with husband actor Hrithik Roshan, from her surname and took to using her maiden name Khan.



Shahid on Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa

August 21st, 2014

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The promotion of UTV Motion Pictures’ upcoming movie Haider starts! Shahid tweeted this picture of him shaking a leg with Madhuri Dixit on the sets of Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa.



A Revamped Kareena Wax Statue, Which Anyways Doesn’t Look Like Her

August 19th, 2014

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The Bollywood fraternity seems enamored with getting themselves waxed that is at Madame Tussauds, even if their statues do not look remotely like them.

Aishwarya’s waxed avatar looks nothing like her and seems something out of Amar Colony shops. Kareena’s statue, though having a slight resemblance to the lady, looks something out of a bad photoshop output.

Anyways, Kareena is happily posing for the revamped wax statue at Madame Tussauds London.

The actress’ wax statue was unveiled in 2011, and was a replica of her avatar from the 2007 film ‘Jab We Met’ wearing the harem pants from the song ‘Mauja Hi Mauja’.

The statue is now dressed in the sari that Kareena was seen wearing in the song Chammak Challo from RA.One (2011).

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