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Taapsee Pannu likes experimenting with fashion but a tissue paper dress?

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MUMBAI: Bollywood actor Taapsee Pannu has a knack for experimenting with fashion and she has yet again pulled off something new.

The Pink actor was spotted in a white dress with one of the most flattering silhouettes for her body, and a cold-shoulder cut to further elevate the look, according to local media.

With frills at just the right places, and a flattering fit, the dress was a winner in all aspects, except the sheer fabric it was made of.

While see-through outfits have constantly dominated runways and celeb wardrobes for years now, Taapsee’s translucent dress had a weird visibility, like that of a tissue paper.

The texture of the fabric only made it resemble a tissue paper even more, and Taapsee’s otherwise-beautiful outfit hit the ground.

She, however, kept it elegant, and wore minimal makeup with red lip colour.

Taapsee chose to team up the outfit with a pair of classic, black stilettos that looked extremely well-matched, and pumped it up a tad bit.

Taapsee has become one of the most sought-after faces of Bollywood. After the success of Pink, the actress has signed back-to-back movies and endorsement deals.

She earned fame as one of the strong female protagonists in Pink and continued to retain her image even in Naam Shabana. Now, she is diversifying into comedy with Judwaa 2.

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Jami wins top award at Locarno Film Festival

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In an evolving industry, with people experimenting with diverse genres, from commercial flicks to more artistic pieces, the efforts of Pakistani filmmakers aren’t going unnoticed. Moor director Jamshed Mehmood Raza – more fondly known as Jami – for instance, is earning recognition at both the local and international level. The filmmaker recently bagged the Open Doors – TFL (TorinoFilmLab) Award at the The Locarno Film Festival’s Open Doors Co-Production Lab.

“Well that’s very interesting because I was making the video for someone else,” Jami exclaimed, as he was taken by surprise at the announcement. “Again, thank you so much. This is very surprising because I really wanted to be part of the next session somehow, somewhere, with these people, so this is very interesting. Thank you so much!”

The Open Doors initiative aims at promoting filmmaking in regions where technological inadequacies render the art a tough process. Under this year’s agenda were eight South Asian countries: Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Maldives, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka. Jami was selected along with another producer Mehnaz Alavi Diwan of Studio Rail Films to represent Pakistan.

The event may prove an opportunity for the director to forge networks and promote Azad Films to an international audience, alongside his upcoming projects Hit and Run and Jugnu, which are due to release in 2019. Also, Jami’s 92 Cricket World Cup is slated for release in 2020.

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Looks like Karan and Kajol have patched up

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MUMBAI: It really was unfortunate when Karan Johar and Kajol ended their uber long friendship last year, leaving fans in dismay when the film-maker said, “It is sad. There is nothing happy about it. I feel sad. I have a great amount of respect and love for her. That will always remain. It will never go away.”

“But sometimes, there is an expiry date to your relationship or your friendship, and we’ve reached ours. But that doesn’t mean it can ever take away from the times we’ve shared, from the work we’ve done, for the love we have for each other. And the love I have for her and her family, her mother and her sister, ”  added the disappointed KJo.

Considering how Karan always claimed that Kajol is his lucky mascot, the fallout between the two friends was dismal to say the least.

The film-maker used to make sure that the actor gets featured in his film, even if it was for a few seconds only. Ae Dil Hai Mushkil being the first KJo movie in years without Kajol’s cameo felt undeniably incomplete. To add to the disappointment of fans, the veteran actor did not feature in KJo’s show this year either.

Things between two got so bitter that hopes for reconciliation were lost. But looks like we were wrong. Yep! Kajol and Karan might have decided to sweep the dust under the carpet, and KJo’s children Yash and Roohi might have played a pivotal role in it, reports

Earlier in the day, Karan took to his social media accounts and shared the first picture of his twins. The bundles of joy turned six-months-old today, and Karan shared the happiness on his Twitter handle with the caption, “6 months old today.

Surprisingly Kajol ‘liked’ the picture on Instagram after which Karan went on to ‘follow’ his former friend’s Instagram account.


We sincerely hope things between the former besties will flourish from now on.

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Mallika Sherawat staying in shape using Brazilian martial arts

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Bollywood actor Mallika Sherawat, who has hit 40, is using Capoeira, a Brazilian martial arts form, to stay fit.

She tweeted, “Killing it with capoeira fitness, the ankle weights add to the challenge.”

Capoeira focuses on kicks, knee strikes, punches and evading attacks. It is a very fluid and acrobatic martial arts style.

It looks almost like dancing because Brazilian slaves were able to practice this martial arts in front of their colonial masters by saying that they were dancing.

Capoeira students are constantly moving in order to avoid attack or to set themselves up to launch an attack.

Sherawat was teargassed and hit by three masked intruders in Paris last year.

The actor who was attacked along with her French boyfriend Cyrille Auxenfans had vowed to not let the incident change her life.

Describing herself as a “strong woman”, she told media “He was hurt a little bit. We both fought them off. I’m not going to let this change my life at all.”

“I fought them off. They are strong men but I didn’t just cower down,” she said.

The crime took place on November 11, 2016 about 4.3km from the luxury private mansion where American reality TV star Kim Kardashian West was robbed of an estimated $10 million worth of jewelry on October 3. Commenting on Kardashian’s incident, the 40-year-old said, “I really feel extremely empathetic towards her, she suffered the same emotional, physical and mental trauma that I have.”

The actor was without a bodyguard at the time of the incident and doesn’t regret that. “Do I get paranoid; do I get security guards around me? Do I want to do that? I want to have a normal life,” she said.

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‘Khaike paan Tambulam-wala!’ New Shahrukh Khan paan

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There is now a Shahrukh Khan paan being sold in the 70 year old ‘Tambulam Paan Shop’ in Varanasi!

On the road for his promotional tour for new movie, “Jab Harry met Sajal”, King Khan stopped to try a ‘meetha paan’ along with his co-star Anushka Sharma and director Imtiaz Ali.

The superstar’s visit has piqued the interest of customers, who are now thronging the shop to taste the ‘paan’ that SRK savoured. And in an effort to make the most of this popularity, Satish Kumar, shopkeeper, has re-christened the ‘meetha paan’ as ‘Shah Rukh Khan’ and is selling it for INR 35.

After Shah Rukh Khan has come and eaten paan at my shop, I am getting nonstop requests for exactly the same paan he ate. Not just from Varanasi, but I am getting calls from other cities also to parcel and send that paan,” Kumar said, “It’s the most expensive paan that I have on my list.”

Jab Harry met Sejal released on 4th August to mixed reviews.


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HBO hacker leaks ‘Game of Thrones’ scripts, executive documents

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An individual using the name “Mr. Smith” has leaked a fresh cache of stolen HBO files, including documents related to ‘Game of Thrones’, online, one week after HBO confirmed that it had been hacked.

The latest “dump includes scripts from five Game of Thrones episodes, including one upcoming episode, and a month’s worth of email from the account of an HBO programming executive,” the Associated Press reported.

HBO, which previously acknowledged the theft of “proprietary information,” said it is continuing to investigate and is working with police and cybersecurity experts.

Last week, the fourth episode of the show’s season 7 was leaked online, with speculation suggesting that the leak originated from Star India.

The episode – titled “The Spoils of War” – was made available on social news aggregation and discussion website Reddit, days before it was originally scheduled to air.






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Amir Khan parties with mystery brunette and blames Faryal Makhdoom for it!

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Boxer Amir Khan and his wife of four years recently made headlines as the 30-year-old boxer announced that the couple has split on Twitter.

Soon after the announcement, Khan uploaded pictures and videos of a night out, partying with his friends and an Instagram babe.

Now, Khan claims that it was his ex who “drove him” to partying as he posted an apology to the much offended fans, saying, “I don’t want to live like this,” reports Mirror.

The Bolton boxer took to Snapchat to apologise to fans for his behaviour after he was caught partying with model Gulbahor Becknazar.

Khan had an epic meltdown with his missus on Twitter last week – accusing her of “moving on quickly” with fellow fighter Anthony Joshua.

Khan confirmed the couple had split in a Snapchat video, and said he hoped to move on from the break-up.But in his latest video, he said he was “stressed”, “frustrated” and accused his wife of “taking his daughter away”.

Speaking in the video, Khan said, “Hi everyone. I just want to apologise for my behaviour yesterday.

“I know it’s something you guys don’t wanna see but it’s what my ex-wife in a way drove me to do basically. Faryal has drove me, her mother have drove me to do this.

“They’ve taken my daughter away from me, she’s in New York. They’ve taken her away from me,” said a distressed Khan.

Amir is currently training in Dubai and would be jetting back to Britain so he could “sort everything out”.

He said “I think I need to get back, so I’m going to leave tomorrow” in the video filmed as he was topless on a balcony.

The video came after Khan appeared in a clip with his arm around a stunning model in the backseat of a car.

The boxer said, “I don’t want to live like this. I only went out yesterday because I was so stressed with all the drama that’s gone on and I just wanted to let myself go.

“I don’t drink alcohol or anything but I just went out with a group of friends to enjoy my night.

“Look guys, please don’t use it against me, I did nothing wrong yesterday, I was just so frustrated with everything that’s gone on. I just do apologise and I’m sorry for upsetting you all.”

The couple’s public break-up began as Khan posted a slew of Twitter posts blasting his wife and claiming they were getting a divorce.

She responded, claiming he had been “hacked” – but he then responded and confirmed “everything” was true and there was no hack.

Meanwhile, heavyweight Joshua, who was the caught in the middle, said it was nothing to do with him and he had never even met Faryal.

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I take criticism from industry seriously: Sidharth Malhotra

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MUMBAI: Bollywood actor Sidharth Malhotra believes in the power of constructive criticism, but says he takes criticism seriously when it comes from industry insiders.

Within a short span since his debut with Student Of The Year, Sidharth has tasted a fair share of success and failure.

Asked whether he has learnt to handle criticism better after films like Kapoor & Sons and Baar Baar Dekho, Sidharth told IANS, “Well, I think film reviews don’t really help an actor to grow or improve creativity because their words and comments are black and white… They are always inching towards negative or positive.”

“And I understand that for them, they mostly concentrate on the business potential of a film.”

He added, “Only constructive criticism can help us to grow as creative people, as actors. Therefore, I take any constructive assessment seriously when it comes from insiders of the fraternity.”

The actor said he tries to do new characters with every film, and then assesses if he has got it right or explores the flaws.

“These things matter for me to go to the next level. So, I take criticism seriously, depending on where it is coming from.”

The actor has also featured in films like Hasee Toh Phasee, Ek Villain before Brothers.

Kapoor & Sons earned more than INR1 billion at the box office and people and critics showered their praise on me. And then Baar Baar Dekho happened. Now you understand, I do not live on my success and failure. It’s really temporary,” he said.

“Our film Brothers earned around INR850 million at the box office. It is not a small number. So, calling the film a failure would be little unfair. But I accept that we couldn’t live up to the expectation set by Baar Baar Dekho. Such things happen… As a young actor, I will choose the script that won’t work at times and I will learn something out of that as well.”

Sidharth’s upcoming film is A Gentleman: Sundar, Susheel, Risky, in which he will be seen in a double role. The film revolves around a person with a mistaken identity.

Talking about it, the Ek Villain star asserted, “Since both the characters are different from each other, the film caters to a wide audience. It has action, romance, mystery and that interests people who love watching action and romance both.”

“We had a great time working with everyone. Whether it is Raj, DK (director duo of the film) and Jacqueline (Fernandez), it was so much fun. She is such a happy girl and has an infectious energy. Hopefully, people will like the film.”

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Chris Pratt and Anna Faris split up after 8 years of marriage

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Pratt, 38, and Faris, 40, met in 2007 on the set of the comedy “Take Me Home Tonight” and got married two years later. Their son, Jack, was born in 2012.

While both have been working steadily as actors for awhile, Pratt rocketed to A-list status in recent years — as he wrapped up a seven-season stint as the goofy Andy Dwyer on NBC’s “Parks and Recreation,” he landed a starring role in the massive “Guardians of the Galaxy” and “Jurassic World” franchises. Faris’s career also got a big boost as the co-lead in “Mom,” the successful CBS sitcom that debuted in 2013.

The actors announced their break-up on social media on Sunday night, writing that they tried to make their marriage work for a long time and are disappointed they could not succeed.

“Anna and I are sad to announce we are legally separating. We tried hard for a long time, and we’re really disappointed. Our son has two parents who love him very much and for his sake we want to keep this situation as private as possible moving forward,” Pratt wrote in a statement on facebook. “We still have love for each other, will always cherish our time together and continue to have the deepest respect for one another.”

One fan on Twitter summed it up: “Chris Pratt and Anna Faris are getting a divorce and in other news love is dead and there’s no hope for any of us.


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Shah Rukh Khan sustains injury on his way to Kolkata

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NEW DELHI:  Bollywood King Shah Rukh Khan injured his back while on his way to Kolkata to promote his movie Jab Harry Met Sejal.

According to Indian media, the actor has told reporters: “I am sorry for the delay. I had to get a dressing done as I injured my back today (Saturday).”

Shah Rukh also posted on social networking website Twitter and informed his fans about the mishap. He along with Anushka Sharma and Imtiaz Ali Khan visited a mall in Kolkata to meet the fans.