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Vin Diesel receives a grand welcome in Mumbai

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It was speculated that Vin Diesel might come to India to promote XXX: Return of Xander Cage that has our very own Deepika Padukone in a meaty role. The speculation arose when Deepika hinted about Diesel’s possibility of coming to India at the London Premiere. In fact, she even promised to bring the Hollywood heartthrob to India. And today, she kept her promise.

Diesel arrived at the Corporate Aviation Terminal in Kalina, Mumbai on a private airline with Deepika and the film’s director, DJ Caruso. The trio was provided a grand welcome soaked in Indian taste and culture. They were received in typical Maharashtrian style with Nashik Dhol and baaza.

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This is the first visit of Diesel to India and he was seen really excited. He even recorded the entire reception right from stepping out of the airport to sitting in the car. He asked heard asking Deepika about the tilak that was applied to his forehead as per Indian culture.

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Diesel is on a 2-day stay in Mumbai and Deepika is playing host to him. In these two days, he will be introduced to Indian cuisines and delicacies. Deepika will also be hosting a big party in his honour that is expected to attend by who’s who of Bollywood.

The premier of XXX:Return of Xander Cage is tonight in Mumbai.

Om Puri passed away at 66 due to heart attack

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We have just stepped into 2017 and are shocked to receive the sad news of one of Bollywood’s versatile actors, Om Puri’s demise. The veteran actor suffered a massive heart attack today morning at his residence and couldn’t recover from it. He was 66 and is survived by his ex-wife and a teenage son. His death has left a huge void in the Indian Cinema.

Om Puri was born in October 1950 and hailed from Punjab. He completed his acting course from Film and Television Institute, Pune. He started his journey from theatre and left his impression in parallel and contemporary cinema. There are many notable performances delivered by him that can serve as an acting lesson for young actors. His acting talent was not only confined to the Indian Cinema. Several noted filmmakers from Hollywood too recognized it and cast him in movies in which sentiments, expressions, and human touch were the core subjects. In fact, he is the only Indian actor who has acted in many western films. Owing to his contribution to the Indian Cinema, Om Puri Jee was honoured with Padma Shri by the Indian government.

Many Bollywood figures took to social media and expressed their grief over the loss of the legendary actor.

Riteish Deshmukh: Shocked beyond words to learn that #OmPuri ji is no more. Will miss you sir. Condolences to the family. RIP #HugeLoss

Anupam Kher: I have known #OmPuri for d last 43yrs. For me he’ll always b a great actor, a kind & generous man. And that is how world shud remember him.

PMO India: The Prime Minister condoles the passing away of actor Om Puri & recalls his long career in theatre & films.

Madhur Bhandarkar: Shocked to know that the immensely talented actor #OmPuri passed away. Big loss to our film industry. RIP.

Divya Dutta: This doesnt sink in.ompuri!!T super talented n witty one. Mymost cherished experience staging teri amrita with http://him.RIP sir..

Manoj Bajpayee: completely shocked to hear that om puri ji is no more. may his soul be blessed with peace!it will take long to come to terms with his demise!

Virender Sehwag: Condolences on the passing away of one of our finest ever actors #OmPuri

Karan Johar: Solid actor….Solid filmography….immense talent…. #RIPOmPuri ….cinema has truly lost a brilliant artist….actors #OmPuri

Boman Irani: RIP Om Puri. We have lost one of our finest. A talent, A Voice, A Spirit. Will miss you Puri Saab. is saddened with the great loss to Indian Cinema due to the death of Om Puri Saab. Our deep sympathies and condolences to the family.

Virat and Anushka not getting engaged!

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Tough to guess how the news of Virat and Anushka getting engaged on 1st January 2017 surfaced on the internet, but it provided quite a momentum to the rumour mill. According to a leading online entertainment portal, the couple was spotted heading to Dehradun along with their parents. Someone even captured a photo of Anushka performing some ritual in a temple. While the authenticity of the photograph is questionable, what added oil to the rumour was the landing of Sr. Bachchan at the Jolly Grant airport in Dehuradun. Soon, we heard through the grapevine that Mr. Bachchan and the Ambanis are in the hill station to attend the engagement ceremony.

While we all were expecting that the love birds would finally give a meaning to their relationships, Virat took to Twitter and clear the airs engulfed with the engagement rumours. He tweeted, “We aren’t getting engaged & if we were going to,we wouldn’t hide it. Simple…Since news channels cant resist selling false rumours & keeping you confused, we are just ending the confusion :).”

Anushka didn’t comment on the rumours doing the rounds. However, she just re-tweeted Virat.

As the clarification on engagement rumour has come from Virat himself,  guess, we all have to wait for the big announcement for some more time.

Hrithik and Sussanne Khan are back together, but for dinner with their kids!

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Whether amicable or rude, parting is not just saddening for celebrity couples, but also for their fans. We all know that Bollywood’s most loved couple – Hrithik and Sussanne ended their marriage in 2014 after almost thirteen to fourteen years of togetherness. However, like a true and educated parent, both have agreed to set their differences aside for the sake of their children. That’s why we have seen them together on some occasions, especially when the event had something for their children. And every time we did, we were filled with a hope of their reunion. The backing that Sussanne offered to Hrithik during his legal tussle with Kangana also fueled that hope.

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This time too we saw them with each other and that reminded us of their happy days when they were in conjunction. The two met at ‘Yauatcha’ a restaurant in Mumbai for dinner with their kids. For fans, like always, watching them enjoying some ‘family time’ is an opportunity to tame a new hope of a patch-up between them.

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Let’s see what 2017 brings in for this once madly in love couple.

Here’s who Karishma Kapoor is dating

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They say love just can’t happen once. The love bug can bite you at any age and time in your life. This time, it has bitten Karishma Kapoor. Yes! You heard it right. The once popular actress has been dating a guy for some time now. Both have hidden their affairs from others and tried to avoid shutterbugs. Now when they have finally decided to give a meaning to their relationship, they don’t mind being clicked together. Yes! A paparazzi have spotted the love birds together. And the guy she is seen with is Sandeep Toshniwal.

Wondering who Sandeep Toshniwal is. He has no connection with Bollowood whatsoever. He is a businessman and was introduced to Karishma by a common friend. They struck a chord and started meeting hiding from shutterbugs. The several frequent meetings they had, blossomed into love, and now the love birds see no reason meeting each other in secret. Just a day or two ago they were spotted in the same air heading to Kareena Kapoor’s residence.

There is news from close sources that Sandeep is looking for a 3 BHK flat to move Karishma and her kids in. Their alleged affair is also cited as the main reason for Sandeep’s divorce, who is 35 years old. His wife claims that Sandeep was having an affair with Karishma when they were still together.

Himesh Reshammiya and his wife filed for divorce


It seems the seperation trend that hit Bollywood at the beginning of 2016 has turned into a sort of plague. As the year progressed, many celebrity couples have been caught with it. Now as the year is ending, we got another news of Himesh Reshammiya and his wife filing for a divorce. We were saddened to know that the couple have decided to end their marriage after spending 22 years together. According to a leading newspaper, Himesh and his wife Komal have filed for divorce at the Bandra family court on Tuesday, February 6, 2016.

When a reporter from a leading tabloid contacted the musician-turned-actor, he confirmed the news and said, “Sometimes in life, mutual respect becomes the most important, and giving due respect to our relationship, Komal and I have amicably decided to part ways… There is no problem whatsoever with this decision between us and our family as every member respects it. Yet, Komal is and will always remain a part of our family and I will always be a part of her family”.

We heard the same sort of sentiments in his wife’s assertion. She said, “Himesh and I completely respect each other and are jointly going ahead with this decision to part ways, but mutual respect will always be there between us as I am a part of his family and will always be, and the same stands for him towards my family.”

As far the custody of their only son was concerned, the couple agreed to raise him together.

We heard through the grapevine that the reason for the divorce could be Himesh’s extramarital affair with a television actress.

Former Big Boss Contestant, Ajaz Khan Arrested and Bailed!

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Ajaz Khan may not be appearing in films, but he has certainly grabbed the attention of media and the public due to wrong reasons. A complaint was filed against him at Borivali police station that resulted in his arrest on Saturday. The complainant alleged that Ajaz sent her obscene pictures and lewd message on Whatsapp.

The police said, Ajaz met the complainant on Facebook and they started chatting with each other. Since the woman introduced herself as an entrepreneur, the accused made her believed that he can invest in her business. However, after a brief interaction, she got aware of the accused’s intention when he shared a photo of his private parts on chat. When the woman stopped him, the accused started abusing her.

Aizaz Khan was arrested and given bail on Saturday. Claiming himself innocent, he said, “I am a man and a celebrity.That’s a dead combination. I want to warn all celebrities to be careful whom they connect with on Tinder, Whatsapp, Facebook, Instagram and other social networking sites. There are lots of strugglers out there who want to get famous by piling on and pulling down people more famous them. There are lots of stupid blackmailers out there. The government has given illimitable power to women, and they frequently misuse these powers.You’ve seen how girls out to get some publicity have ruined the careers of people in the entertainment world. Anyway, I did nothing wrong. That’s why I am out on bail. Otherwise the laws of the country favour women. No matter what their allegations and no matter how strong a man’s defence, women are favoured by the law. If I was even remotely guilty I’d be in jail right now.”

He also vent his anger on media for publishing without verifying facts. He said, No one knows who the lady is. No one knows her name. Some say she runs a boutique, others say she is a hairstylist.Portals all across the internet wrote whatever they want without confirming the truth with me or the cops.Is this fair?”

Ajaz also lashed out his frustration on women saying, Women out to get instant fame play along with men. And when men reply they run to the police. Why did this lady start an interaction with me in the first place? I had no relationship whatsoever with her. She befriended me. What followed is not something that can happen from one of the parties only.Taali do haath se bajti hai. But the media has decided to crucify me. It takes so little to spoil a man’s reputation by labelling him a lecher .”

Saif Ali Khan reacts on reports of sex determination of their unborn child


By now we all know that Kareena Kapoor Kahn is pregnant. There was also news a month ago about the couple getting sex determination test done to know the sex of the child. The gossip mills also churned that Kareena will be delivering a baby boy, who will be named Saifeena by the parents. It also declared that Kareena has already given birth to her child.

As the rumours about the sex determination test, Kareena pregnant with a baby boy, and her already delivering the child were not settling down, Saif Ali Khan eventually decided to stop the gossip mills from churning. In a statement given to a leading tabloid, he said, “To quell all the rumours, I want to let everyone know that we have not yet had our child and we still don’t know the sex of the child. We will not be having our child in London and the name of the child will definitely not be called Saifeena,”

Further, clarifying about the on-going rumours, the couple’s spokesperson said, “The report is completely baseless and the couple strongly denies any such incident. There was no such discussion with any doctor in London and the report is purely a figment of someone’s imagination,”

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan turns 43!


Some people in this world are born to defy age and rule the hearts of millions with each passing year. Aishwarya Rai Bachchan is one such person whose beauty is not affected by age. In fact, she is defying age and getting more ravishing than before. She is celebrating her 43 birthday on Tuesday, November 1.

Though acting was not her first career choice, she landed up in this glamour industry since she was destined to. She won the Miss World contest in 1994 and made her Bollywood debut in 1997 opposite Bobby Deol in “Aur Pyaar Ho Gaya.” Since then, there has been no looking back for her and she went on entertaining people with her acting prowess and dancing skills.

Aishwarya had a string of success and failure in her career. She also experienced highs and lows in her personal life when she had a turbulent affair with Salman Khan. She tried to find solace in Vivek Oberoi, but that was for a brief. Meanwhile, she got a movie opposite Abhishek Bachchan in “Dhai Akshar Prem Ke.” After that, these two appeared in “Umrao Jaan” and came closer to each other. Abhishek proposed her during the filming of “Guru” and they finally tied the knot in 2007. The couple has a beautiful daughter from their marriage.

airshwarya_abhishek_marriage wishes her a happy birthday!

Karan Johar: Won’t work with Pakistani actors anymore, but the ban is unfair

The Uri attack in which 17 of Indian soldiers attained martyrdom has sparked a series of flak against the neighbouring country for providing support to the dastardly act. While the reaction of the people is a good sign of solidarity with the jawans, there are some who think otherwise. For instance, the banning of Pakistani actors as well as the movies they have played a part in, has generated a mixed response in the Bollywood industry. However, the most affected from this ongoing controversy is Karan Johar as his movie “Ae Dil Hai Mushkil,” which was all set to release during this Diwali Festival, is facing stiff opposition from MNS. He was also labelled ‘anti-national’ by political parties.

The Maharashtra Navnirman Sena has opposed the release of the movie soon after the ‘Uri’ incident. They also gave an ultimatum to the Pakistani actors to leave Indian within 48 hours, which was duly followed. Though many actors and directors from Bollywood termed prohibiting the release of “ADHM” unjustified, Karan Johar, the director and co-producer, remained silent. But he broke his silence this Tuesday and released a video in which he is seen and heard stating that he is not an anti-national and have high regards for the sentiments of the people. He also said that he will not engage any talent from the neighboring country anymore.

Further, he also pleaded those against the release of the movie to understand the sweat, blood, and hard work put by his 300 crew members behind making the movie, and said banning the movie would be unfair for them. He also added that nothing else matters for him other than his country and believed that the best way to express patriotism was through spreading love as he always did through his work.

Explaining further, he said that when he started the film last year, both India and Pakistani governments were attempting to build a peaceful relationship between them. But now the situation is quite different and he is going through the same sentiments as others.