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My comments always create controversy, says Salman Khan

NEW DELHI (Online): Unfortunately, Salman Khan has earned a reputation for making statements which become national news for all the wrong reasons. More often than not, he finds himself at the centre of controversy.

However, we find it hard to blame him considering he is always subjected to media glare. When asked by an Indian newspaper whether he finds the constant attention and misinterpretation of his statements irksome, the Dabbang star said,
“Everyone shares their opinion but when somebody like me says something, it’s twisted around.

Then, a [TV] show runs [the comment], and it gets good TRPs. But if it’s their business, let them do it. The other option for me is to just stop talking. I hate doing interviews, and I get bored of them but I do them because if a fan of mine picks up a newspaper or a magazine; or watches a TV channel, he should know that a certain film of mine is up for release.

That’s all.” The 51-year-old star also stated that before the release of his film Jaan-E-Mann alongside Preity Zinta and Akshay Kumar in 2006, he never even stepped out the house for interviews and promotion for his films.

“When did I do any publicity for any film? The films would still run and became big hits. But now that a precedent [of doing interviews] has set in, so it’s going on. Now, if I go on a TV show (for promotions), it feels good if their TRPs get boosted. Also, through that show, my fans will get to see me at home for free.

That’s the only intent of doing all of that. But then, a lot of times, journalists want a reaction about something because either their bosses have asked them for that or they want to make a name for themselves.

But that’s wrong journalism, which I don’t appreciate at all”, the actor added. Khan will be seen next in Tiger Zinda Hai, alongside Katrina Kaif, which is slated to release on December 22.

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Kohli and Anushka switch on ‘holiday mode’ in NYC

NEW YORK (Web Desk): While the Indian cricket team continues to make rounds in the media for its change in the coaches, skipper Virat Kohli is happily roaming the streets of New York City with his Bollywood ladylove Anushka Sharma.

The high-profile couple seems to be enjoying some quality time together, as Anushka prepares to glam up the red carpet at the IIFA Awards 2017, scheduled to be held in New York City on July 14-15.

Kohli, meanwhile, is having some “much needed break” out in the Big Apple with the Bollywood diva and sent the internet into a meltdown with an adorable selfie of himself with Anushka.

“Much needed break with my [heart emoticon],” the skipper captioned the photo on his Instagram, which has drawn almost 1.5 million likes from starstruck fans within just 16 hours.

The break is definitely a precious one, as Kohli gears up to lead out his team against Sri Lanka later this month. Anushka, on the other hand, is busy in the promotions of her movie ‘Jab Harry Met Sejal’ in which she stars with Shah Rukh Khan, and has also started working on her next project as a producer called PARI.

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Michael Jackson estate plans TV animated Halloween special

NEW YORK (AFP): An animated television special featuring Michael Jackson will premiere this year for Halloween in the latest posthumous project by the estate of the late King of Pop.

The estate said “Michael Jackson’s Halloween” will air on CBS in the United States around the October 31 holiday dedicated to the ghoulish and supernatural.

The estate said in an announcement Tuesday that it was also in talks to broadcast “Michael Jackson’s Halloween” abroad.

Since Jackson’s sudden death in 2009, his estate has pursued a range of projects to monetize the legacy of one of pop history’s top-selling artists.

Success has been mixed, with the estate putting up for sale his Neverland ranch in California after early talk of preserving it.

Two new albums of unreleased material have come out since Jackson’s death but one of them, 2010’s “Michael,” was marred by controversy over whether Jackson would have wanted the unfinished music released or if he was even singing on all the tracks.

Jackson was an early enthusiast of adapting his music to videos and short films with his “Thriller,” a 14-minute extravaganza of Halloween-like characters, becoming a landmark in music history when it was released in 1983.

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‘Project Ghazi’ to be released on July 14

LAHORE (APP): The film of Syed Muhammad Ali Raza, “Project Ghazi” will be released in cinema houses on July 14.

The film is based on a Science fiction and senior TV artist, Talat Hussain has performed as a scienctist in the film. The film also highlighted the role of Pakistan Army for the defence of the country.

Talking to APP, the producer and writer of the film said that “Project Ghazi” will be a hit film and will be liked by the all classes of the public.

It may be recalled that newly released films, Yalghar, and Mehrunisa We love you, are doing big business all over the country.

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No record of Meera’s Nikkah with Atiq present: Secretary union council

LAHORE (NNI): Secretary Union Council of Lahore’s Makkah Colony has denied the Nikkah of Pakistani film actor Meera with Atiq-ur-Rehman, saying that there is no such record present.

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During the hearing, the secretary told the court that the council doesn’t have any evidence of such marriage.

It is to be mentioned here that Meera challenged alleged Nikkah with the claimer Atiq-ur-Rehman, seeking to dismiss the petition against her.

Subsequently, the court has adjourned the hearing till July 22.

The actress had earlier hinted that she was going get married very soon however at the same time, refused to disclose the identity of her partner to-be.

Lollywood star revealed that every time she had spoken about the marriage, countless hurdles were created because of the media hype and which is why she didn’t explicitly talk about her much anticipated marriage.

At least for the time being, things are in Meera’s favor as the word on the street is that she will be getting married with Captain Naveed in a ceremony to be held in Lahore next month.

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Katrina’s picture with Muammar Gaddafi takes social media by storm

MUMBAI (Web Desk): Bollywood diva Katrina Kaif’s 15-year-old picture with Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi has stirred social media.

Fashion model and television anchor Shamita Singh shared the picture that also features Neha Dhupia and Aditi Gowitrikar among other popular Indian models.

The photograph had been from a private fashion show that was conducted in Libya. Katrina Kaif is nowadays busy in the promotion of her next film Jagga Jasoos.

Jagga Jasoos is a comedy drama based on the story of a detective. Adah Sharma is also playing an important character in the movie in which Ranbir, who is in lead role, is in search of his missing father.

The film that also has Govinda, will finally hit the theaters on July 14.

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Mahira Khan from Pakistan is very pretty: Ranbir Kapoor

NEW DELHI (Web Desk): Now it’s no surprise that our very own Mahira Khan has fans all over the world but who knew Ranbir Kapoor is just as smitten by her as we are?

Don’t believe us? Just take a look at this video of the Bollywood heartthrob that has been doing the rounds these days.

Ranbir was asked to share a list of which actresses he finds pretty as part of an interview and voila! There was Mahira, along with fellow Bollywood queens Katrina Kaif and Shraddha Kapoor.

“Mahira Khan from Pakistan is very pretty,” Ranbir says in the video, before moving on to include Hollywood’s Wonder Woman Gal Gadot in the mix.

Can’t really blame Ranbir for taking a fancy to Mahira, especially considering the actor’s recent public appearances.

The Humsafar beauty has been looking better than ever off late, making a name for both herself and Pakistan. So way to go, Mahira! It’s your time to shine!.

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Jay-Z extends return to music with tour plan

NEW YORK (AFP): Rap mogul Jay-Z on Monday announced a tour across North America, extending his return to music after releasing an introspective and widely acclaimed album.

Jay-Z, who has devoted the past several years to business projects, will open the tour October 27 in Anaheim, California, and play a total of 31 dates across the United States and Canada through December, promoters said in an announcement.

The rapper will preview his tour with two previously announced headlining sets in September – Made in America, a Philadelphia festival that will partially raise money for charity, and The Meadows festival in New York.

Jay-Z last toured in 2014 in a series of shows with his wife, pop superstar Beyonce.

The tour announcement comes 10 days after Jay-Z released his 13th studio album, “4:44,” highlights of which include the rapper apologizing to Beyonce for infidelity.

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Mahira Khan dedicates international award to Pakistan

KARACHI (Web Desk): Pakistani actress Mahira Khan made the country proud after she won two awards at the 8th Beirut International Awards Festival (BIAF) held on Sunday night.

Speaking exclusively to Geo.tv, the actress said, “When you get awarded internationally you feel like your country is getting awarded. You are there because of the love and respect the people of your country have given you. Obviously, it’s the hard work we put in and our efforts get recognised but I am ‘Mahira Khan from Pakistan’ always.”

 She called it an award for her country and won over the hearts of her audience by trying to say “I love you all” in Arabic.

Mahira looked flawless in a Nicolas Jebran couture gown, her signature side swept hair, and nude-pink makeup.

The actor radiated elegance and grace on the red carpet.  She made it a point to share her victory with her fans on Twitter.

It comes as no surprise that the actress continues to get international recognition. She’s made headlines across the globe ever since she shared the silver screen with Bollywood superstar Shahrukh Khan in Raees.

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‘Namaste London’ sequel: Akshay Kumar out, Arjun Kapoor in

NEW DELI (Web Desk): The 2007-hit ‘Namaste London’ is set for a sequel, but this film will differ vastly from its predecessor. The massive success of the movie compelled director Vipul Shah to initiate the project ‘Namaste England’.

The sequel will have a new cast, with veteran actor Akshay Kumar replaced by newcomer Arjun Kapoor; not only that the leading lady will be new as well, replacing then newcomer Katrina Kaif.

The juiciest lead on the sequel is that it will continue with the theme based on the lives of expats, while keeping its Punjabi-Brit streak alive. Most of the film will be shot in Punjab and London.

Arjun Kapoor was excited to be a part of the sequel, being a hardcore fan of the first film.

Reportedly, Kapoor from his side tried to make sure first that Akshay had no reservations with him being the veteran actor’s replacement. Fortunately for the newcomer, Akshay and Vipul both mutually agreed to the decision to include Arjun as the lead.