Armaan-Tanishaa part ways

September 16th, 2014

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It has been reported that Tanishaa Mukerji and Armaan Kohli have called off their relationship.

A common friend of the couple reveals that things have been going steadily downhill since the last three-four weeks. “Tanishaa and Armaan realised that they are two very different individuals who have little in common. And that’s what started the fights.”

Sunday, Tanishaa went for Armaan’s father Rajkumar Kohli’s birthday party. A guest tells us that they danced together for few minutes. “But this, we guess, was their last dance. However, they will continue to remain cordial,” says the guest.

Is a patch-up possible? “Naturally, both will make an effort to iron out their differences. After all, they were together for more than a year. But as of now, they are definitely not a couple,” the friend said.

Tanishaa is busy setting up her own production house with her mother while Armaan is busy concentrating on his acting career with Sooraj Barjatya’s upcoming film Prem Ratan Dhan Payo.



Bipasha Basu’s ‘Creature 3D’ gets U/A certificate

September 7th, 2014

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Bipasha Basu’s upcoming monster thriller ‘Creature 3D’ has got a U/A certificate from the Central Borad of Film Certification (CBFC).

The film directed by Vikram Bhatt falls under the genre of science fiction and the 35-year-old actress says she is happy that children will be able to enjoy the movie under their parents supervision.

“Creature 3D’ gets UA certification! Children can watch it under parental supervision! They are going to enjoy this film,” Bipasha posted on twitter.

The movie marks the Bollywood debut of Pakistani actor Imran Abbas Naqvi and will release on September 12.



TV Actress Shweta Basu Prasad caught in prostitution racket

September 2nd, 2014

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Actress Shweta Basu Prasad, was arrested Sunday for engaging in prostitution. The police raided a hotel at Banjara Hills in Hyderabad, after a tip off, where the actress was caught red handed and taken taken into custody along with some ‘businessmen’,

This is not the first time Shweta’s name has cropped up in this racket. Earlier, the actress was said to be caught in a compromising position during a sting operation by a Telugu channel.

Shweta has been the winner of the National Film Award for Best Child Artist for the 2002 film ‘Makdee’. The actress went on to act in TV soaps as ‘Kahani Ghar Ghar Ki’ and ‘Karishma Kaa Karishma’. Having worked in Bollywood movies Iqbal and Darna Zaroori Hai went on to forge a successful career in South.



Haider to change release date averting clash with Bang Bang?

September 2nd, 2014

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Vishal Bharadwaj’s Haider release date clashing with Hrithik Roshan’s action film Bang Bang seemed like a huge gamble. The two teams went overboard telling everyone that there was actually no ‘clash’ as the two films were of different genre.

However, now it looks like Vishal Bharadwaj might be having second thoughts.

Haider, starring Shahid Kapoor, Shraddha Kapoor, Tabu and Kay Kay Menon, has not been able to build a buzz in the film trade circuit. The music didn’t create a buzz neither its trailers.

Also Shahid Kapoor and Vishal Bharadwaj have both failed to give hits with their last releases (Phata Poster Nikla Hero or Mathru Ki Bijlee Ka Mandola).

Now reports in the film trade circles are that Haider might be postponed to a safer Friday, avoiding a direct contest with Bang Bang.

Here is another angle. UTV Motion Pictures had given a package deal to single screen exhibitors across India where they offered Kick and Haider together. But with Bang Bang creating strong buzz, single screen exhibitors do not want to lose out on major business during the long weekend of October 2, the screen owners are planning a breach of contract.

So for now, postponement of release of Haider is the best chance for this film to get a decent viewing from audiences across India. I mean how many movies can one see on a weekend?



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.

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