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Boney Kapoor to remake Badhaai in different languages

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MUMBAI: Boney Kapoor is one of the well-known producers of Bollywood. Not just that, he has also started focussing on producing films down South. After the remake of Pink that he produced recently, Boney is set to make more films in the South film industry.

The latest reports are that he has acquired the rights of the Ayushmann Khurrana and Sanya Malhotra starrer Badhaai Ho that also had Neena Gupta and Gajraj Rao in crucial parts. The producer plans to make this film in several other languages down South, including Tamil and Telugu. Talking about the same, Boney confirmed to a leading daily saying, “Yes, I have acquired the rights to all the South languages. It’s a film that resonates with both the masses and classes so I was keen on remaking it. I am yet to decide whether the Tamil or the Telugu version go on the floors first as it’s work in progress.”

He further added, “The Hindi version has done extremely well in the heartland, in fact, across the country, and I am confident the reception down South will be as overwhelming.” Well, this is some exciting news, isn’t it?

Courtesy: (Filmfare)

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Akshay Kumar and Parineeti Chopra starrer ‘Kesari’ earns Rs 20 crores on first day

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MUMBAI: Akshay Kumar and Parineeti Chopra’s latest release Kesari revolves around the Battle of Saraghi. Directed by Anurag Singh, the film released yesterday. Critics as well as the audiences are raving about the film. The good word-of-mouth will help the film make money during the weekend. On its opening day, the film earned over Rs 20 crore making it the first film of 2019 to do so.

Kesari has left behind films like Gully Boy and Total Dhamaal in this race at the box-office and the coming weekend is definitely vital for their collections. According to early reports the film has earned Rs 21.50 crore at the box-office on day one. Well, we congratulate team Kesari for this.

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SLB wants to cast Priyanka Chopra in ‘Gangubai’

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MUMBAI: Sanjay Leela Bhansali is gearing up for his next project starring Salman Khan and Alia Bhatt titled Inshallah. But the cinema genius is also working on another project, Gangubai.

A lot has already been spoken about the film as rumours started long back that SLB wanted to collaborate with Priyanka Chopra on this film. However, none of the two parties admitted to the same. But during a recent interview to a leading daily, SLB revealed that he has been in talks with PeeCee for that project.

He said, “ I love the story, it’s been with me for long and I’m keen to make the film. Priyanka and I are in talks.”

Reportedly, Gangubai was one of the most dreaded pimps of Kamathipura, Mumbai’s red light area.

 Well, we can’t wait for her to sign on the dotted line soon. Until then, deets about SLB’s Inshallah are keeping us on our toes.

Courtesy: (Filmfare)

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Much awaited Brad Pitt, Leonardo DiCaprio starrer ‘Once upon a time in Hollywood’ trailer out

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LOS ANGELES: Period piece film ‘Once upon a time in Hollywood’ starring two of the most famed actors of Hollywood Leonardo DiCaprio and Brad Pitt has now.

For the first time ever, Leonardo DiCaprio and Brad Pitt will star in a Hollywood movie, including late actor Luke Perry for the last time as it is his last film. Perry died due to Ischemic stroke complications on March 4.

The film cast also includes Kurt Russel, Dakota Fanning, Damian Lewis, Margot Robbie and others.

The plot of movie revolves around unfortunate story of criminal act in 1969.

The movie is going to be released on 19 July.

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R. Kelly begs judge for permission to perform in Dubai concerts

LONDON (BBC): A court filing claims that “denying the opportunity to work would be a hardship on his children”

R&B star R. Kelly has asked a US court to let him travel to Dubai to perform concerts next month.

According to a motion filed in Cook County Circuit Court, Mr Kelly also plans to meet members of the United Arab Emirates’ royal family.

The embattled singer faces 10 charges of sexual abuse involving four alleged victims, three of whom were minors.

He had to surrender his passport last month after being released on bail and is struggling to pay various fees.

The motion, filed on Wednesday, claims R. Kelly has been battling to pay child support, legal fees and everyday expenses after the cancellation of his record contract and two US concerts. His songs have also been removed from several streaming services.

“He cannot work, and consequently cannot make a living if he is confined to Illinois, or even the United States,” according to the five-page document.

“Denying him the opportunity to work would be a hardship on his children.”

The filing also took aim at Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx, questioning her impartiality in the case and accusing of using the trial “to thrust herself into the spotlight of the #metoo movement”.

A judge may decide on R. Kelly’s travel request on Friday.

Earlier this month, the singer gave an explosive interview to CBS This Morning, where he tearfully and angrily denied the allegations against him.

“I didn’t do this stuff. This is not me,” he said, adding that he is “fighting for my life”.

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Zadig & Voltaire announces to ban use of animal fur in future collections

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PARIS: Zadig & Voltaire has become the latest brand to say it will stop using animal fur in its collections, Peta France reports.

The French fashion label, which currently has more than 300 outlets in over 30 countries globally, confirmed the fur ban in all future collections to animal welfare group People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (Peta).

Zadig & Voltaire joins a growing list of brands and designers turning their back on animal fur, with Burberry, Versace, Gucci and Giorgio Armani all pledging to rid their catwalk of real fur in recent years.

Courtesy: (fashionunited.uk)

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Priyanka Chopra thinks she’s a “Terrible wife” to Nick Jonas

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NEW YORK: Priyanka Chopra has recently let all her fans in on a huge secret Priyanka, made an appearance on the talk show The View where she spilled some secrets about her marriage

Global icon Priyanka Chopra has recently let all her fans in on a huge secret. The 36-year-old actress has said that she is a terrible wife to husband Nick Jonas.

 Priyanka on Tuesday, made an appearance on the talk show The View where she spilled some secrets about her marriage.

The Sky is Pink actress was asked if she cooks for Nick.

To this, Priyanka said that she does not, which is why she feels is a terrible wife.

“He is from a good Southern home where his mother made food, and I am not like that. I am a terrible wife in that sense,” PC said, adding that the only thing she can cook is eggs and toast.

Priyanka then went on to share about the moment when she spoke to Nick about her poor cooking skills.

Nick had said, “When I told him I can’t cook, he said, “It’s alright babe, neither can I.”

Nick and Priyanka definitely serve major couple goals to all young couples seeking to make the plunge in their relationships.

On the work front, the Isn’t it Romantic actress will next be seen in Shonali Bose’ The Sky is Pink’ opposite Farhan Akhtar.

The film also stars Zaira Wasim.

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Sonakshi Sinha and Parineeti Chopra roped in for Ajay Devgn’s next

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MUMBAI: Ajay Devgn has a couple of films in his kitty currently and one of them is Bhuj: The Pride Of India. The film is based on an incident that took place during the 1971 India-Pakistan war.

It had been confirmed earlier that Ajay would be doing this film, however, the entire cast had not been revealed. But now, the film’s producer, Bhushan Kumar, has disclosed the star cast of the film. Apart from Ajay, the film stars Sonakshi Sinha, Parineeti Chopra and Sanjay Dutt. Ajay will be essaying the part of Squadron leader Vijay Karnik, who was the head of the Bhuj airport during the 1971 war.

Sonakshi will be playing the character of a social worker while Parineeti will essay the part of an Indian spy. Directed by Abhishek Dudhaiya, this film is definitely creating a buzz among the audience. Well, we are excited to watch all of them come together on the big screen.

Courtesy: (Filmfare)

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Model Halima Adel introduces range of fashionable headscarves

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LONDON: While the fashion industry still has a long way to go when it comes to diversity, one of the people helping pave the way is Aden, an American-Somali model who gained recognition after winning the Miss Minnesota USA pageant in 2016 wearing a hijab and burkini.

Since then, Aden has walked the runway for high-fashion brands like Max Mara, Alberta Ferretti and Kanye West’s Yeezy. She also became the first hijab-wearing model to grace the cover of British Vogue in the publication’s 102-year history in 2018.

Now, the 21-year-old is breaking another boundary by adding “fashion designer” to her ever-growing multi-hyphenate title.

Collaborating with Turkish modest fashion brand Modanisa, Aden has designed a 27-piece capsule collection of fashion headscarves that will launch at Istanbul Modest Fashion Week, which takes place on 20-21 April 2019.

During an interview with Paper magazine, Aden declared that one of the staples for women who practice modest fashion is a “good nude hijab”.

However the model, who has built a reputation for her own personal style, also has a penchant for bold prints and bright colours with many of her Instagram posts showcasing her love for vivid shades of blue, red, fuchsia pink and leopard print.

Most recently, Aden made headlines after wearing a glittering chain-link Christian Cowan hijab with a neon-striped trouser suit at New York Fashion Week.

The model was also spotted walking for Tommy Hilfiger at the Tommy x Zendaya Paris Fashion Week show.

Aden hopes that her success in the fashion industry will encourage more women from the next generation to follow their dreams.

“I want to be known for encouraging other girls to go out and have their own success stories,” she told Paper.

“I’m focused on the next generation. I want to one day see a hijabi at the Met Gala. I want to see a hijabi being a lead actress.

“Think of all the many firsts that are still out there. What can I do to encourage girls to dream big, to bring it home?”

Courtesy: (independent.co.uk)

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Alia Bhatt to work opposite Salman Khan in upcoming Bhansali’s ‘Inshallah’

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NEW DELHI: Bollywood stars Alia Bhatt and Salman Khan have become the talk of town after news of them pairing up for Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s next broke out on Tuesday.

Reports revealed that the two megastars will be starring alongside each other in the Padmaavat filmmaker’s next titled ‘Inshallah’ and social media users are elated over the news.

The news was delivered by the Highway starlet as she tweeted: “I was 9 when I first walked into Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s office, all nervous and hoping and praying that I would be in his next film. It’s been a long wait.”

 “Dream with your eyes wide open they say & I did. Sanjay Sir and Salman Khan are magical together & I can’t wait to join them on this beautiful journey called Inshallah,” she added further.

Khan on the other hand also shared the news saying: “It’s been 20 years but I am glad Sanjay and I are finally back in his next film, Inshallah. Looking forward to work with Alia and inshallah we will all be blessed on this journey.”