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Esha Deol turns producer; announces her first film Ek Duaa

Esha Deol turns producer; announces her first film Ek Duaa

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While it was recently announced that Esha Deol was all set to make her OTT debut with magnum opus Rudra, which stars Ajay Devgn in the lead role, now the actress has announced her first film as a producer. Titled Ek Duaa, the film will be directed by Ramkamal Mukherjee. Says Esha, "Over the past few years, I have been busy taking care of my two daughters, who are truly a blessing for me. I always wanted to come back to films, but I wanted to do it with something special. Now that they have grown up a bit and some very interesting projects are being offered to me, I thought it was the right time for me to face the camera once again." Esha adds, "I wanted to do a film that not just entertains, but also informs and inspires change. When I heard the concept of Ek Duaa, it truly touched me, an...
Punjab Lions team wins Indian Pro Music League

Punjab Lions team wins Indian Pro Music League

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The first edition of singing reality show Indian Pro Music League came to an end on Sunday with Punjab Lions lifting the trophy. The grand finale saw the presence of three special guests — Riteish and Genelia Deshmukh, along with Bobby Deol. While the trio as well as the six teams had a gala time singing and dancing their hearts out on the final day of the shoot, it was Mika Singh and Asees Kaur's team, Punjab Lions, which emerged as the winners. Mika Singh said, "To be honest, it wouldn't have been possible without the constant effort and hard work of all my team members — Asees Kaur, Rupali Jagga, Shehnaz Akhtar and Divya Kumar." He added, "I would also like to give a shout out to the teams that we were competing against, as each one of them was amazing in their own way and it was a hea...
Amitabh Bachchan to recite a poem for the film Chehre

Amitabh Bachchan to recite a poem for the film Chehre

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Amitabh Bachchan, whose baritone voice brought to life the poetry of Sahir Ludhianvi and Javed Akhtar in classic movies like Kabhi Kabhie and Silsila, will now be reciting a poem written by Rumy Jafry in his upcoming film Chehre. In April this year, composers Vishal-Shekhar had recorded the orchestral rendition of the title track with 107 musicians in Prague. Sharing details, producer of Chehre, Anand Pandit says, "Shekhar Ravjiani has composed the tune beautifully. And now Amit ji will lend his matchless voice and add another dimension to the track. He is a perfectionist and everything he does — be it a small movement before the camera, an action sequence, a close-up, a song he has to hum, or just be silent — he gives the moment his all." He adds, "The film's theme, its suspense and myst...
Neha Dhupia announces second pregnancy

Neha Dhupia announces second pregnancy

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On Monday morning, Neha Dhupia and Angad Bedi shared that they were expecting their second child together. Neha posted an adorable picture on Instagram to make the announcement. The actress captioned her post as, "Took us 2 days to come up with a captionhellip;.The best one we could think of was hellip; Thank you, God. #WaheguruMehrKare."
Titane bags Palme d’Or award at Cannes Film Festival

Titane bags Palme d’Or award at Cannes Film Festival

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The prestigious Cannes Film Festival culminated on Saturday. The highlight of the event was French director Julia Ducournau's film Titane winning the most prestigious award of the festival — Palme d'Or. The French and Belgian co-production tells the tale of a young female killer. Director Julia Ducournau (C) holds the Palme d'Or for the film Titane, as she poses with Sharon Stone (L) and Vincent Lindon during the awards ceremony at the 74th International Film Festival, Cannes, France. The second-most prestigious award of the festival, the Grand Prix, was a tie between Oscar-winning Iranian director Asghar Farhadi's film A Hero and Compartment No 6, directed by Juho Kuosmanen, French film director and screenwriter. Amongst the other winners were Leos Carax, who won the Best Director A...

Meet Gulshan Devaiah and Taapsee Pannu as Mr Mrs Blurr

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Taapsee Pannu had recently announced the first film that she would be producing as well as acting in under her production house — Outsiders Films. Titled Blurr, the film has now gone on the floors. It will star actor Gulshan Devaiah and Taapsee. Both the actors took to their social media accounts and shared that the film's shoot had started. Sharing a photo with the film's script, Taapsee captioned it, "Shubh Aarambh! Let's do this Gayatri! #Blurr #Day1 #HappyBeginning." Whereas, Gulshan shared a happy selfie from the film's sets and said, "Mr amp; Mrs Blurr" @taapsee." The film will be helmed by Ajay Bhal, who has directed movies like Section 375 and BA Pass.
Jacqueline Fernandez wraps up the shoot of Kannada film Vikrant Rona

Jacqueline Fernandez wraps up the shoot of Kannada film Vikrant Rona

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Jacqueline Fernandez, who is set to make her Kannada film debut with Vikrant Rona, wrapped the shoot on Saturday — July 17. Jacqueline has been paired opposite Dabangg 3 actor Kiccha Sudeep in this movie. Director Anup Bhandari said he would reveal the first look of Jacqueline's character along with the name soon. In a Facebook post, Anup thanked Jacqueline and shared a picture from the sets.
From a love story to a thriller to a sci-fi, here’s a look at the top OTT releases this week

From a love story to a thriller to a sci-fi, here’s a look at the top OTT releases this week

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July 23: Feels Like Ishq on Netflix It's an anthology of six stories, which brings together people from different walks of life and takes them on a heart-warming journey of love. Directed by Ruchir Arun, Tahira Kashyap, Anand Tiwari, Danish Aslam, Jaydeep Sarkar, Sachin Kundalkar and Devrath Sagar, the anthology stars Radhika Madan, Amol Parashar, Kajol Chug, Mihir Ahuja, Simran Jehani, Rohit Saraf, among others, in engaging roles. July 23: 14 Phere on ZEE5 Kriti Kharbanda and Vikrant Massey-starrer 14 Phere follows the life of two youngsters and their wish to get married; all this with a dash of mirch masala! This light-hearted comedy will surely leave you in splits and one can also enjoy some foot-tapping numbers. July 23: Chutzpah on SonyLIV This new-age web show showcases the rele...
Actor Arjun Bijlani and singer Aastha Gill on being part of reality show Khatron Ke Khiladi…

Actor Arjun Bijlani and singer Aastha Gill on being part of reality show Khatron Ke Khiladi…

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Gurnaaz Kaur It's not everyday that we get the opportunity to conquer our fears and explore life beyond limits. So, when you do get that chance, the best bet is to seize the moment. Just like Khatron Ke Khiladi participants, actor Arjun Bijlani and singer Aastha Gill, did! Among the 13 warriors who signed up for the 11th season of the stunt-based reality show, which premiered on July 17, Arjun says he had it on his bucket list for a while now. "It is something I really wanted to do... Khatron Ke Khiladi is one show that gives you the thrill and you even get paid for it." For Aastha, it took a lot of thinking before she said yes. She says, "Initially, I was reluctant. I thought and then realised I wanted people to see this side of me too." Arjun Bijlani Tough challenge With Cape To...

Priyanka Chopra shares stunning images to mark her birthday

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Priyanka Chopra turned 39 on Sunday, July 18, and the actress celebrated her birthday in London in the company of her friends and cousin. PeeCee dropped some stunning pictures on Instagram where she looks amazing. Giving company is her pooch, Panda. The actress captioned her pictures as, "Expectation vs reality @pandathepunk." The actress celebrated her special day with cousin Divya Jyoti and James Cavanaugh.