Shilpa Shetty’s moving message to her late father

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    Shilpa Shetty’s father Surendra Shetty suffered a cardiac arrest and died at his residence in Versova on Tuesday, October 11, 2016. He was 74 years old and breathed his last at  9 am. His last rites were performed at the Pavan Hans crematorium in Juhu. The light to his pyre was given by Shilpa’s husband Raj Kundra. His wife and daughters were inconsolable at the funeral that took place on Wednesday.

    The family sources said that Mr. Surendra Shetty was taken to the Kokilaben Hospital in Andheri, Mumbai, but was declared brought dead.

    He was the owner of a company that makes waterproof covers for pharmaceutical companies.

    Taking to Instagram, Shilpa wrote an emotional message to her father, “OUR HERO: Loving and kind in all his ways, Upright and just to the end of his days; Sincere and true, in his heart and mind, Beautiful memories, he left behind. A link in our family chain is broken, He has gone from our home, But not from our hearts. We love u Daddy, you have been the best father, husband, friend and soul. May you Rest in Peace. Shri Surendra Dejoo Shetty 22 Dec 1941-11 Oct 2016. With gratitude Sunanda, Shamita, Shilpa ,Raj ,Viaan-Raj The Shetty and Kundra Family.”

     

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      Priyanka Chopra’s top for a magazine cover creates a storm on social media

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        Celebrities are like demigods to fans. Anything they do, say, or wear is imitated by their followers blindly. Being an influential personality, sometimes they fail to realize that their action, words, or attire can cause a repulsion. Though the act by them is carried out inadvertently, it still becomes an issue for a debate. Priyanka Chopra has become the hot topic of debate recently because of one of her latest acts after shooting for a cover page of a travel magazine, Conde Nast Traveller.

        Though the cover page is not obscene, the reason of her being in the middle of the controversy is the top she is wearing that has four words on it out of which “Refugee,” “Immigrant,” and “Outsider,” are struck off in red, whereas “Traveller” is intact and clear. As soon as the magazine was out, there was a huge uproar on social media. Many Twitteratis found it insensitive and reckoned that nobody becomes a refugee out of choice.

        While Priyanka has not given any explanation on wearing the top, the magazine spokesperson came forward and clarified that the wordings on the top has been interpreted wrongly and their intention has not reached to the people. They gave this statement in defense of the controversial top, “At Condé Nast Traveller, we believe that the opening up of borders and the breaking down of walls can help us discover the world, and open up our minds and hearts. So, when we had actor Priyanka Chopra wear a T-shirt we created on the cover of the 6th-anniversary issue, we had a point to make. And it’s not about privilege or fashion.

        “It’s about how our labelling of people as immigrants, refugees and outsiders is creating a culture of xenophobia. We are allowing thousands of innocent people who are forced to cross borders due to unimaginable terror and atrocities to be treated without humanity and empathy. It’s about how we are allowing some powerful leaders to build barriers that make it more difficult for bright, motivated and hardworking people to see more of the world, learn from it and make it better for us all.

        “It’s time we demand better and stand against the building of walls, literal and otherwise. We must demand a world free of racism and bigotry and prejudice so that we—and generations after us—may enjoy all the abundance that travel offers, the beauty of the world that is open and rich and diverse in its people and cultures and geographies. And we must, in the midst of our many differences, find and celebrate our commonalities, our oneness. We must recognise that we are all on a journey. Whether we are moving across oceans or just a few kilometres, or in our mind’s eye, into a completely different world, whether we are doing so due to free will or circumstance—we are all travellers.”

        The reason behind choosing Priyanka for the cover page was also revealed this way, “And this is why Priyanka Chopra—a star at home and abroad, who has experienced first-hand the opportunities that travel offers—is the perfect ambassador. It’s not about her being a refugee or immigrant or outsider; it’s about her, like us, recognising the power of travel, and joining us in asking everyone to do better for each other.”

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          Om Puri insults Indian force, backs Pak artists

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            There is a very popular adage that says, “with age, comes wisdom.” However, some celebrities are proving it wrong and are behaving the opposite. The accomplished and senior actor Om Puri is one of them. At least, his recent statements that he gave to a leading tabloid proves that.

            He was asked by the reporter about his opinion on the Uri attack led by the Pakistan-backed terrorists, and whether to ban Pakistani actors in India after that incident. His comment was not only shocking, insensitive, and unpleasant, but also hurting. Without mincing words, he said, ”Who had asked the soldiers to join the army? Who told them to pick the weapons?” His comment was nothing but a proof that he is going senile.

            Speaking further about the surgical strike carried out by Indian army, he said, “When the government is taking an action, we all should stay quiet. It hardly matters if we send back the artists from Pakistan, who are working here, or let them stay. I have been to Pakistan six times and have met people from all strata.I have always received love and warmth. If the Pakistani actors leave the projects they are doing here in middle, then people in India (filmmakers) will also face financial loss.”

            His statement has drawn flak on social media and also had him a complaint registered against him by ‘Sangharsh,’ a social organization that fights against injustice.

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              Police offers protection to Karan Johar as MNS workers protest outside his Andheri West office

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                Karan Johar is facing the brunt of protest from MNS workers just before his upcoming movie “Ae Dil Hai Mushkil” is nearing its release. The recent terrorist attack in Uri, in which 17 Indian soldiers attained martyrdom, have made every single Indian angry. People are demanding that the BJP government take immediate action against the terrorists responsible for the attack.

                The impact of the terrorist attack is not only felt in the entire country, but also in the B-town. The MNS party has jumped in to flaunt their love for the country and has started demanding banning of Pakistani actors in India. They are not in a mood to allow the release of “Ae Dil Hai Mushkil” because of Fawad Khan, a Pakistani actor featuring in it.

                The MNS workers protested outside Karan Johar’s office to stop the release of his film. Seeing the intensity of the protest, entire B-town has come forward in support of the producer-director. They feel actors are safe target and banning Pakistani actors won’t stop cross-border terrorism.

                The MNS has also ordered Pakistani actors to leave the country in 48 hours. Sensing a threat to Karan’s life, the Mumbai police have provided protection outside his office.

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                  Viral Kohli and Salman Khan to appear together in a music video

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                    Virat Kohli and Salman Khan may belong to different worlds, but they have one thing in common between them – a humongous fan following. While Virat is ruling the international cricket arena, Salman is reigning at box-office. They have been entertaining fans in their own unique style and in their respective fields for a long time. But they aren’t seen together until now, except in some award function or a party.

                    That is soon going to be changes and fans will have the opportunity to see both sharing the screen space in a music video. According to a leading website, both the superstars are accepted to be a part of the music video of the Belgian electro DJ duo Dimitri Vegas ad Like Mike. The DJ duo is preparing the video for the 10th International EDM festival, Sunburn. The video will be shot in India. It is rumored that Salman Khan is providing his Lonavala chalet for the DJs and also planning to hold a private bash for them. The DJs has extended their thanks to Virat and Salman for their support.

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                      Welcome Ganpati Bappa with these songs!

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                        Ganesh Chaturthi is one of the most-awaited festivals of all. The ten-day festival bring people from all caste and religion together. There is a vast ocean of unity seen among the people during these 10 days. There is devotion, hope, and fervour in the air. Bollywood too has tapped on the popularity of this festival and showed their reverence for Lord Ganesha with peppy and pulsating numbers. Let’s welcome our favorite Bappa with these five songs.

                        Deva Ho Deva Ganpati Deva (Hum Se Badhkar Kaun, 1981)

                        Even after over three-and-half decades, this classic number still packs the punch with its wording in reverence for Lord Ganesha along with drum beats and manjeera twangs. The song is so beautifully shot hat it will not bore you to watch it repeatedly.

                        Morya re (Don: The Chase Begins, 2006)

                        This is another energetic song that can make viewers take a dip in the sea of emotion. In fact, it is one of the numbers in which Shah Rukh Khan has danced to his heart. The beauty of this track is that you can play it even for welcoming as well as bidding adieu to the Lord.

                        Deva Shree Ganesh (Agneepath, 2012)

                        This is a pure devotional number that evokes reverence and makes us listen to it repeatedly. Barring a few clips of killings in the song, which was apt for the script, it is perfect to pay our homage to Lord Ganesh. The one-minute aarti chants at the end of the song will throw you in a trance where you will experience devotion flowing through our veins.

                        Sadda Dil Vi Tu (ABCD: Any Body Can Dance, 2013)

                        This highly intense number in dedication to Lord Ganesh by the young generation. It is a part of the final dance competition in the movie with a blend of modern and traditional moves to suit the song. But the icing on the cake is the forming of Lord Ganesh by the all the artists on the stage at the end of the song.

                        Gajanana (Bajirao Mastani, 2015)

                        A beautiful song in the form of aarti for welcoming Lord at home. It is picturized on Ranveer Singh, who is shown performing the aarti with a huge thali in his hand. Listening to this song will fill you with emotions and veneration.

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                          Ranbir Kapoor confesses of alcohol problem!

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                            A few days ago, Ranbir Kapoor opened up out about his affair with Katrina Kaif. He stunned all by saying there is no ‘break-up’ between them. While the impact of his comment has not yet faded,  he threw another cannonball yesterday. Now, one thing that is baffling all about this the Kapoor lad is, why he is getting so vocal about his personal life. Nobody knows him to be this way since he has always kept personal things under wraps.

                            In an interview during the photo-session for the Vogue cover page, Ranbir got very candid and confessed about his personal habits. He said, “I think I could have an alcohol problem. It is a visual medium and I have to look after myself. I have seen it in my family, I have seen it go the wrong way, so I’m aware I have a drinking problem. When I shoot, when I work, I don’t drink. But when I’m not shooting…,”

                            He also surprised the interviewer by saying that he is also ready to play a ‘gay’ on the screen, which he could have turned it down earlier. Further, he added that he is also ready to play a second lead in a movie, but under certain conditions. The actor is even ready to play the part of Circuit if Rajkumar Hirani offers him in the latest “Munna Bhai” franchise.

                            Perhaps a string of few flops in the recent times must have mellowed him and he has become desperate to mark his presence at the box office. He is appearing in Karan Johar’s production “Ae Dil Hai Mushkil” releasing this Diwali.

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                              Rakhi Sawant admits of breasts work done on her!

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                                Rakhi Swant loves to be called a controversy’s child. She grabs opportunities with both her hands to create sensations. Whether she does it for gaining attention, or it’s just her instinct, she never fails to entertain us with her bizarre antics. Whenever she makes her appearance in the public, it is hard to ignore her.

                                Though this time she hasn’t created any controversy, but her revelation about something personal that others won’t dare has certainly created a sensation in the B-town. During a recent promotional event of her film, she opened up and spoke quite boldly and frankly about having gone under the knife for breasts work. Speaking to the interviewer of a leading tabloid, she admitted that she got her breasts done. She even said that it’s no big deal for her and If one starts collecting the plastic that has gone into the Bollywood bodies, she can fill three trucks outside the building where the interview was held. She also praised herself for being honest and admitting to the surgery.

                                She is appearing in “Ek Kahani Julie Ki,” rumoured to be based on the high-profile Sheena Bora Murder case. The film is being produced by Chetna Sharma and directed by Aziz Zee.

                                We wish others were courageous enough to admit openly about the number of surgeries they underwent to be in the glamour industry.

                                 

                                 

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                                  Emraan Hashmi apes a game franchise for the first look of “Captain Nawab”!

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                                    Emraan Hashmi has turned up a producer with his own production house. He is all set to roll out a movie under his home banner, titled “Captain Nawab.” Besides producing the film, he will also be playing a lead role. Yesterday, he released the first look of the movie on his Twitter handle. Though the poster looked impressive and intriguing, one cannot stop comparing it with the poster of a game franchise – Call of Duty.

                                    The first look shows Emraan in a uniform that is half Indian and half Pakistani. Guess, he is playing a soldier of both the country. Apart from the uniform, most of the things in the poster has a stark similarity with the cover of Call of Duty. It seems, the actor-turned-producer has not made any attempt to change the poster looks. Everything from holding guns in both the hands, sitting posture, and black band on the right wrist is straight away lifted from the game franchise.

                                    Well, we guess it’s high time that we stop looking to the West for inspiration and instead apply our own creativity. There are scores of incidences where Bollywood had unabashedly copied poster themes from Hollywood movies and video games.

                                    We wonder if Bollywood has run out of creative ideas and when this copy-cat business will stop.

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                                      Sapna Bhavnani calls Salman Khan a monkey, and a male chauvinistic pig!

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                                        There are only a few women celebrities who speak up their minds and don’t care about anything or anyone. One such luminary is Sapna Bhavnani, a renowned celebrity hairstylist and ex-contestant of Bigg Boss 6. She is loved in the glitz and glamour industry for her unbiased and bold remarks. When it comes to unleashing a scathing attack on anyone, she doesn’t care about his or her position.

                                        A staunch supporter of feminism, Sapna is ready to launch her first book – ‘Chapter One.’ In an interview, given to the reporter of Hindustan Times, she called Salman Khan “a monkey”! She just didn’t stop there and went on to call him a “male chauvinistic f***ing pig.”

                                        She was also asked about her experience of contesting in Bigg Boss 6 that was hosted by Salman Khan. She said, “You have a male chauvinistic f***ing pig as a host of this f***ing show, that insults people, so people watch the show, and people worship him on the show because people want a job in one of his stupid f***-all movies where he dances like a monkey – that’s Bigg Boss in a nutshell.”

                                        This is not the first time she has spoken about Salman. She had called him a ‘serial woman-beater’ before and even condemned him for his controversial rape comment.

                                        While the fans will certainly be hurt by her statement, we need women who can come out and speak openly without being afraid of any repercussion.

                                        Let’s wait and watch Salman’s reaction.

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