Wednesday, 31 January 2018

Sunil Grover: Kapil Sharma and I have had a good association and we did a great show together

In the beginning of 2017, we saw one of the saddest fallouts in television between Kapil Sharma and Sunil Grover. The two allegedly got into a brawl on a flight while coming back to the city from Australia. Post their tiff, Sunil went on to leave The Kapil Sharma Show and was rarely seen on Television.

At an event, Sunil Grover was asked about the tiff, he said, "Kapil and I have had a good association and we did a great show together. We have made people laugh. The Kapil Sharma Show was one of the shows that was popular and I am fortunate that I was a part of it. I am thankful to the platform and I have good memories related to the show and I will always cherish them."
Earlier, in an interview with a leading daily, Sunil said, "It's a continuous journey, because when you are a part of a process — a show — you are in that thing day in and day out. So, sometimes, you need some breathing space to understand [things] and have some objectivity in your life."
He further said, "I kept explaining to others — relatives, friends, family and fans — things that even I don't understand. In the bargain, I understood that [television] has given me immense love and respect."
Sunil went on to say how his fans have been special and gave him the love throughout. Grover added, "I remember, after I left Kapil’s show, I did a couple of live events and got to travel, too, and I realised how much love was around me. It’s such a great vibe and I understand that I need to continue working on a small screen for my fans."

He also spoke about how all shows cannot be successful but a few manage to leave an impact on people. Sunil said, "As artistes, our duty is to keep working on what we believe in. So, whatever we think, according to our experience, is right for the audience and can entertain them, we will make it. Also, we keep trying newer things, because you never know what might connect with the audience."
He concluded by saying, "The audience is very smart. Sometimes we laugh and say that they won’t understand a particular thing, but they prove us wrong. At the end of the day, we are making it for the audience and for the people who live in this country." 

Hate Story 4 song Aashiq Banaya Aapne: Urvashi Rautela gives sultry a new definition

The title track of Emraan Hashmi, Tanushree Dutta and Sonu Sood-starrer romantic thriller Aashiq Banaya Aapne (2005) is one song that changed the face of music composer and singer Himesh Reshammiya's career. The song, picturised on the sizzling hot pair of Emraan and Tanushree, topped the music charts for several weeks after its release and made Reshammiya the new music sensation. (Mirchi Music Awards: Urvashi Rautela, trolled for Belluccio outfit, responds)

As is the trend nowadays, the superhit song has been revisited 13 years after its release for Urvashi Rautela, Vivan Bhathena and Karan Wahi-starrer Hate Story IV. The new version has been crooned by Neha Kakkar and retains a few lines from the original, sung by Reshammiya. It also has additional lyrics by Manoj Muntashir, the composition of which has been taken care of by Tanishk Bagchi.
The song has been picturised on the super sexy Urvashi Rautela, who not only kills with her seductive dance moves but also lures with her hypnotising eyes. Clad in a sweltering black outfit, she creates her own heatwave and how!
Below, watch the song:
Directed by Vishal Pandya and produced by T-Series Films, Hate Story IV is slated to hit the screens on March 9.

Nia Sharma Looks SWELTERING HOT In An All Bronze Look!

She has a valid reason for holding the title of 2nd most sexy woman in Asia, after Priyanka Chopra.

Check out Nia Sharma in her latest pictures and you will know why we’re saying that:

Well yes, Nia posted a few clicks in a black and silver embellished dress with a bold front slit. She captioned the picture as, “Who says you go to jog at 5am and wear your party dress only at night...I had slightly different plans.”

In another picture, Nia wrote about the different skin tones and hinted that black is beautiful too, “Fair girls are sooo ‘beautiful’... but I love the tanned ones!”

Nia Sharma ranked 2nd on Asia’s Sexiest Women list and she also beat Deepika Padukone, who ranked 3rd on the list.

Well, after seeing these pictures, we surely know how she did that!

Rani Mukerji walks out from Karan Johar's reality show, here's why

Rani Mukerji is on a promotional spree as her comeback film Hichki releases on February 23. And to promote that, she was supposed to shoot for Karan Johar and Rohit Shetty's reality show, India's Next Superstar on Monday. But to everyone's surprise, Rani cancelled the shoot and bailed out.

According to Mirror, the actress arrived on the sets on time, also got ready but then her manager came and told the makers of the show that she won't be able to shoot as she was suffering from severe backache and fever.
A source from the sets told the leading tabloid, "Initially, Rani had given the time slot of 11am-2pm but it was changed to 3pm-7pm on Sunday. Everyone rescheduled their plans to accommodate her. She arrived on the sets as planned but was in her vanity van till about 4pm. Karan went to check on her and they chatted for half an hour, after which Rani's manager informed the show's team that she wouldn't be able to shoot. The team is trying to reschedule her appearance since the celebrity guest spot now lays vacant for the episode."
The report further stated that Rani Mukerji was to perform on a medley of songs from Karan Johar's films – Shava Shava from Kabhi Khushi Kabhi Gham and a song from Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna. She was also supposed to share her story as a newcomer in the industry with the contestants.

Rani Mukerji's next, Hichki, celebrates self-belief, resilience of human spirit and hope. The film is about turning disadvantages into opportunities and staring down at challenges and ultimately winning over them. She plays the role of Naina Mathur who has a nervous system disorder, Tourette Syndrome that forces an individual to make involuntary repetitive movements or sounds.
The trailer that recenty came out is garnering postivie responses from the audience. YRF's Hichki is directed by Siddharth P. Malhotra and produced by Maneesh Sharma. The film is all set to release on Feb 23, 2018.

Shahrukh Khan’s farmhouse attached, Income Tax Department says no farming, only own use

The Income Tax department has provisionally attached the Alibaug farmhouse of actor Shah Rukh Khan under the new Benami Transactions (Prohibition) Amended Act, 2016, according to two senior tax officials familiar with the development. According to the tax probe, Khan, through Deja Vu Farms, made an application for purchase of agriculture land for farming in Alibaug, but subsequently converted the land into a farmhouse for personal use. This, the tax authority said, was a “benami transaction” under Section 2 (9) of the Act. The tax authority alleged that Deja Vu Farms acted as benamidar for Khan.
Under the Act, a benami transaction means any transaction in which property is transferred to one person for a consideration paid or provided by another person. The Act provides for provisional attachment and subsequent confiscation of benami properties, whether movable or immovable. It also allows for prosecution of the beneficial owner, the benamidar and the abettor to benami transactions, which may result in rigorous imprisonment up to seven years and a fine of up to 25 per cent of fair market value of the property.

Email, text message and phone calls to the official spokesperson of Red Chillies Entertainment, the firm owned by Khan, did not elicit any response.
The tax department alleged that Deja Vu Farms had so far not shown any income from farming activity. It also alleged that the firm had taken unsecured loans of Rs 8.4 crore from Khan for the purchase of land in Alibaug.
The provisional attachment by the tax authority will have to be ratified by the adjudicating authority of Income Tax after giving Khan a chance to present his arguments on the provisional attachment. In case the adjudicating authority confirms the attachment, Khan can challenge the order before the Income Tax Appellate Tribunal.
The case pertaining to Deja Vu Farms came under the tax scanner last year after Raigad district collector Vijay Suryavanshi claimed that a farmhouse, allegedly owned by the actor along the sea in Alibaug, was among 87 farmhouses on which the collector’s office had sought legal opinion for action over alleged Coastal Regulatory Zone (CRZ) violations.
Subsequently, a complaint was also filed at a Mumbai police station, alleging that Khan had violated the Maharashtra Tenancy and Agricultural Lands Act — it bars transfer of agriculture land to a non-agriculturist without the permission of the collector or state government.
The Alibaug farmhouse of Khan, according to the tax department, is spread over 19,960 sq metres and has amenities such as a swimming pool, beach and a private helipad.
According to the Ministry of Corporate Affairs, Gauri Khan’s father Ramesh Chibba, her mother Savita Chibba and her sister Namita Chibba are directors of Deja Vu Farms.
In the last one year, the tax department has stepped up action under the Benami Transactions (Prohibition) Amendment Act, 2016, which came into force from November 1, 2016.
The tax department has provisionally attached more than 900 benami properties including flats, shops, jewellery and vehicles worth over Rs 3,500 crore, including immovable properties of more than Rs 2,900 crore so far. A statement from the tax department in January said that provisional attachment of benami properties, amounting to more than Rs 150 crore, have been confirmed by the adjudicating authority in five cases.

Tuesday, 30 January 2018

Varun Dhawan becomes youngest Bollywood actor to feature in Madame Tussauds

After conquering the box-office with hits like Judwaa 2 and Badrinath ki Dulhania, actor Varun Dhawan has now become the youngest Bollywood actor to have a wax statue at Madame Tussauds in Hong Kong.
Varun confirmed the news on his Twitter profile with photos from the unveiling his wax statue and wrote, "All the magic all the love all the way from HONK KONG"

With this, he joined the bandwagon of A-list stars like Shah Rukh Khan, Amitabh Bachchan, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie and others to have their wax statue at Madame Tussauds, Hong Kong. For the statue, Varun is seen doing his iconic Disco Deewane hook step from his debut film, Student of the Year.

Meanwhile, on the professional front, Varun will be next seen in alongside Banita Sandhu in Shoojit Sircar's October, which is slated to release on April 13. Varun also has Yash Raj Films' Sui Dhaaga in the pipleine where he will be seen pairing with Anushka Sharma for the first time. 

‘Badhaai Ho’ | Ayushmann Khurrana and Sanya Malhotra-starrer goes on floors today

After 2017's super hit Bareilly Ki Barfi, Ayushmann Khurrana is collaborating again with Junglee Pictures for another film, titled Badhaai Ho. The film, a coming-of-age story, also stars Dangal fame actress Sanya Malhotra.
While Ayushmann and Sanya posted a few pictures after they started their workshops and reading sessions for the film in January start, Badhaai Ho finally goes on floors on Monday. 

Directed by Tevar fame Amit Sharma, Badhaai Ho is a story of a family as it grapples with some unexpected news. The film follows the impact of the news on the family and how the members deal with it in their own way.
Previously, Ayushmann had expressed his excitement about the film and said, “I had a fantastic experience collaborating with Junglee Pictures for Bareilly Ki Barfi and working with them on Badhaai Ho is going to be exciting. The story that Amit tells is typically Indian with dollops of quirky humour. I look forward to a family film that is both innovative and entertaining.”

Badhaai Ho brings the fresh pairing of Ayushmann and Sanya on the silver screen. Are you excited to see them together?