Celebs in News: Actor Prithviraj & His Film Crew Stuck in Jordan, Seek Evacuation

South Cinema | News18 | April 1, 2020, 10:11 am
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 South Indian actor Prithviraj Sukumaran and award-winning director Blessy and 56 others are stuck in Jordan after shooting of a movie was stopped there following restrictions in the wake of coronavirus crisis and have sought help to return home. Blessy emailed to the Kerala Film Chamber, seeking help to take up the case with Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan. A Chamber official Anil Thomas said the email has been forwarded to various lawmakers, including Malayalam superstar turned Rajya Sabha member Suresh Gopi. Prithviraj's mother Malika Sukumaran, a yesteryear's actress, said that she spoke to her son on March 30.
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South Indian actor Prithviraj Sukumaran and award-winning director Blessy and 56 others are stuck in Jordan after shooting of a movie was stopped there following restrictions in the wake of coronavirus crisis and have sought help to return home. Blessy emailed to the Kerala Film Chamber, seeking help to take up the case with Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan. A Chamber official Anil Thomas said the email has been forwarded to various lawmakers, including Malayalam superstar turned Rajya Sabha member Suresh Gopi. Prithviraj's mother Malika Sukumaran, a yesteryear's actress, said that she spoke to her son on March 30.

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 Bollywood singer Kanika Kapoor's fifth sample test for COVID-19 has also come out to be positive. Sample tests are being carried out on corona patients every 48 hours. Kanika is presently admitted to the Sanjay Gandhi Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences (SGPGIMS). Director of the institute, Prof. R. K. Dhiman said that the singer's condition was stable and there was no cause for worry. Kapoor has tested positive for coronavirus for the fifth consecutive time. (Image: Viral Bhayani)
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Bollywood singer Kanika Kapoor's fifth sample test for COVID-19 has also come out to be positive. Sample tests are being carried out on corona patients every 48 hours. Kanika is presently admitted to the Sanjay Gandhi Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences (SGPGIMS). Director of the institute, Prof. R. K. Dhiman said that the singer's condition was stable and there was no cause for worry. Kapoor has tested positive for coronavirus for the fifth consecutive time. (Image: Viral Bhayani)

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 Actress Shikha Malhotra, who was seen in 'Kaanchli' alongside Sanjay Mishra, has been working as a nurse at a hospital in Mumbai to help coronavirus-infected patients. Shikha took to her social media to announce this news. The actress has a degree in nursing, however, she never took up nursing as a profession. (Image: Instagram)
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Actress Shikha Malhotra, who was seen in 'Kaanchli' alongside Sanjay Mishra, has been working as a nurse at a hospital in Mumbai to help coronavirus-infected patients. Shikha took to her social media to announce this news. The actress has a degree in nursing, however, she never took up nursing as a profession. (Image: Instagram)

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 Bollywood actress Shefali Shah posted a video wherein she demonstrated the effect of coronavirus on lungs by wearing a plastic bag over her face.
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Bollywood actress Shefali Shah posted a video wherein she demonstrated the effect of coronavirus on lungs by wearing a plastic bag over her face. "This is exactly how your lungs are going to feel when...COVID-19 hits your lungs and...virus starts developing. Stay at home...if one person gets it, it will spread like wildfire," she said in the video.

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 A promotional video Deepika Padukone shot for her new film 'Chhapaak' has backfired. In the video, Deepika is seen throwing a TikTok challenge at a user named @faby_makeupartist.
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A promotional video Deepika Padukone shot for her new film 'Chhapaak' has backfired. In the video, Deepika is seen throwing a TikTok challenge at a user named @faby_makeupartist. "I want to challenge Faby with three of my most favourite looks, a Deepika is seen telling the make-up artist Faby. The actress adds that the three looks that Faby has to recreate on herself are of the films "Om Shanti Om" and "Piku", besides her look like the acid attack survivor Malti in 'Chhapaak'. In the 39-second video, Faby goes on to rapidly create all three looks on herself, one by one to the beats of peppy music.

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 American Singer Akon, who is known for his peppy numbers Smack That, Lonely and Don’t Matter, has formed his own city ‘Akon City’ in Senegal, Africa. He formed the city on a 2,000 acre land gifted by the President of Senegal. The city would trade exclusively in his own cryptocurrency called ‘Akoin’. (Image: Twitter)
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American Singer Akon, who is known for his peppy numbers Smack That, Lonely and Don’t Matter, has formed his own city ‘Akon City’ in Senegal, Africa. He formed the city on a 2,000 acre land gifted by the President of Senegal. The city would trade exclusively in his own cryptocurrency called ‘Akoin’. (Image: Twitter)

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 Dressed in Indian Jersey, Anushka Sharma Spotted Shooting a Film at Eden Gardens. She was seen with Indian Women Team’s ace bowler Jhulan Goswami. (Image: Instagram)
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Dressed in Indian Jersey, Anushka Sharma Spotted Shooting a Film at Eden Gardens. She was seen with Indian Women Team’s ace bowler Jhulan Goswami. (Image: Instagram)

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 Reportedly, Anushka Sharma will essay the role of Jhulan Gowswami, in her biopic. (Image: Instagram)
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Reportedly, Anushka Sharma will essay the role of Jhulan Gowswami, in her biopic. (Image: Instagram)

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 After several masked individuals thrashed students and teachers inside the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) in Delhi filmmaker Anurag Kashyap changed his profile photo on Twitter. Kashyap on January 06 changed his display picture (DP) to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Home Minister Amit Shah in masks. However, there was a severe backlash, too. As soon as the image was uploaded on the micro-blogging website, a section of social media started trolling Kashyap. (Image)
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After several masked individuals thrashed students and teachers inside the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) in Delhi filmmaker Anurag Kashyap changed his profile photo on Twitter. Kashyap on January 06 changed his display picture (DP) to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Home Minister Amit Shah in masks. However, there was a severe backlash, too. As soon as the image was uploaded on the micro-blogging website, a section of social media started trolling Kashyap. (Image)

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 Hardik Pandya announced his engagement with Serbian actress Natasa Stankovic on Social Media on January 1, 2020. Hardik wrote,
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Hardik Pandya announced his engagement with Serbian actress Natasa Stankovic on Social Media on January 1, 2020. Hardik wrote, "Mai tera, Tu meri jaane, saara Hindustan. 👫💍 01.01.2020 ❤️ #engaged". (Image: Instagram)

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 Indian cricketer Hardik Pandya confirms his relationship with actress Natasa Stankovic on New Year's eve. Hardik Pandya took to his Instagram handle to share a photo with her and wrote,
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Indian cricketer Hardik Pandya confirms his relationship with actress Natasa Stankovic on New Year's eve. Hardik Pandya took to his Instagram handle to share a photo with her and wrote, "Starting the year with my firework." (Image: Instagram)

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 Model-actress Payal Rohatgi has been sent to judicial custody till December 24 by a local court in Rajasthan. Her bail plea was rejected on December 16. The actress was booked by the Bundi police in Rajasthan under the IT Act on October 10 for the objectionable content against Motilal Nehru, Jawaharlal Nehru, Indira Gandhi and other members of the Gandhi family. She was served notice earlier this month and told to furnish a reply in this connection. (Image: Twitter)
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Model-actress Payal Rohatgi has been sent to judicial custody till December 24 by a local court in Rajasthan. Her bail plea was rejected on December 16. The actress was booked by the Bundi police in Rajasthan under the IT Act on October 10 for the objectionable content against Motilal Nehru, Jawaharlal Nehru, Indira Gandhi and other members of the Gandhi family. She was served notice earlier this month and told to furnish a reply in this connection. (Image: Twitter)

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 Hollywood star Emma Stone recently got engaged to her boyfriend Dace McCary after dating him for two years. Filmmaker Dave took to Instagram to announce their engagement news with an adorable picture, in which Emma can be seen proudly flaunting her engagement ring. (Image: Instagram)
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Hollywood star Emma Stone recently got engaged to her boyfriend Dace McCary after dating him for two years. Filmmaker Dave took to Instagram to announce their engagement news with an adorable picture, in which Emma can be seen proudly flaunting her engagement ring. (Image: Instagram)

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 India middle-order batsman Manish Pandey, who guided Karnataka to title in the Syed Mushtaq Ali, tied the knot with actor Ashrita Shetty in Mumbai on December 2, 2019.
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India middle-order batsman Manish Pandey, who guided Karnataka to title in the Syed Mushtaq Ali, tied the knot with actor Ashrita Shetty in Mumbai on December 2, 2019. "Looking forward to the India series, but before that, there is another important series for me, I am getting married tomorrow," Manish had said after guiding his side to a win. His wife, Ashrita is known for her appearances in Tamil movies and featured in hits like Udhayam NH4 and Oru Kanniyum Moonu Kalavanigalum. (Image: Twitter)

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 #BoycottDabangg3 has been trending on Twitter all through Friday (November 29) morning after a section of netizens claimed that they are upset with Salman Khan's 'Dabangg 3' because the film allegedly hurts religious sentiments of Hindus.
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#BoycottDabangg3 has been trending on Twitter all through Friday (November 29) morning after a section of netizens claimed that they are upset with Salman Khan's 'Dabangg 3' because the film allegedly hurts religious sentiments of Hindus.

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 People claim a scene in the song 'Hud hud Dabangg', which shows sadhus clad in saffron are dancing with guitars in their hands, is aimed at 'maligning' and 'insulting' Hindu sentiment and culture, and hence demanded a boycott of the film.
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People claim a scene in the song 'Hud hud Dabangg', which shows sadhus clad in saffron are dancing with guitars in their hands, is aimed at 'maligning' and 'insulting' Hindu sentiment and culture, and hence demanded a boycott of the film.

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 Several renowned Muslim personalities including Naseeruddin Shah and Shabana Azmi have opposed the decision by All India Muslim Personal Law Board to file a review petition challenging Supreme Court's Ayodhya verdict.
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Several renowned Muslim personalities including Naseeruddin Shah and Shabana Azmi have opposed the decision by All India Muslim Personal Law Board to file a review petition challenging Supreme Court's Ayodhya verdict. "While agreeing that the court order is judicially flawed, we strongly believe that keeping the Ayodhya dispute alive will harm, and not help, Indian Muslims," they said.

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 Indian all-rounder Hardik Pandya has gifted actress Urvashi Rautela a puppy as a congratulatory gesture for her role in 'Pagalpanti', going by sources. Urvashi took to Instagram to share a cute picture of the new addition in her family, which has been gifted by the stylish cricketer for her work in 'Pagalpanti'. Although the actress has not confirmed who gifted the dog, unconfirmed reports state that Pandya is behind this endearing gesture. According to sources, knowing that Urvashi is fond of pets, he ensured that she has one of the cutest breeds. (Image: Instagram)
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Indian all-rounder Hardik Pandya has gifted actress Urvashi Rautela a puppy as a congratulatory gesture for her role in 'Pagalpanti', going by sources. Urvashi took to Instagram to share a cute picture of the new addition in her family, which has been gifted by the stylish cricketer for her work in 'Pagalpanti'. Although the actress has not confirmed who gifted the dog, unconfirmed reports state that Pandya is behind this endearing gesture. According to sources, knowing that Urvashi is fond of pets, he ensured that she has one of the cutest breeds. (Image: Instagram)

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 TV actress Gehana Vasisth 's condition is stable, and she is recovering, according to the hospital where she was admitted to last Thursday in a serious condition. She has a
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TV actress Gehana Vasisth 's condition is stable, and she is recovering, according to the hospital where she was admitted to last Thursday in a serious condition. She has a "serious complication of diabetes". (Image: Special Arrangement)

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"Due to various complications in her vitals and body, the differential diagnosis was concluded as diabetic ketoacidosis (DK), which had reached a very advanced stage in Gehana's system. Diabetic ketoacidosis is a serious complication of diabetes that occurs when your body produces high levels of blood acids called ketones," said Dr Pranav Kabra, MD, Raksha Multispeciality Hospital in Mumbai's Malad West area, where Gehana was rushed to. The actress was a few minutes away from slipping into a medical condition called cerebral oedema and coma, which can be fatal, the doctor told media persons on November 24, adding that the condition posed the threat of cardiac arrest. (Image: Special Arrangement)

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 Actress Freida Pinto is engaged to her photographer boyfriend Cory Tran after two years of dating. Penning down a heartfelt note on Fiance's birthday, Pinto shared the news with her fans via Instagram. (Image: Instagram)
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Actress Freida Pinto is engaged to her photographer boyfriend Cory Tran after two years of dating. Penning down a heartfelt note on Fiance's birthday, Pinto shared the news with her fans via Instagram. (Image: Instagram)

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 Cory Tran and Frieda Pinto. (Image: Instagram)
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Cory Tran and Frieda Pinto. (Image: Instagram)

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 Cory Tran and Frieda Pinto. (Image: Instagram)
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Cory Tran and Frieda Pinto. (Image: Instagram)

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 Cory Tran and Frieda Pinto. (Image: Instagram)
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Cory Tran and Frieda Pinto. (Image: Instagram)

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 Music composer Anu Malik has stepped down as judge from the ongoing season 11 of
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Music composer Anu Malik has stepped down as judge from the ongoing season 11 of "Indian Idol", after growing outcry against him over allegations of sexual harassment that were levelled by singer Sona Mohapatra. On Thursday (November 21), a source at Sony TV, the channel that airs the show, confirmed to IANS that Malik "is stepping down as a judge from Indian Idol". (Image: AFP)

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 American Singer Madonna shared a video on Instagram that showed her enjoying an ice bath pose her gig. She captioned the video
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American Singer Madonna shared a video on Instagram that showed her enjoying an ice bath pose her gig. She captioned the video "Best treatment for injuries". After the ice bath, Madonna was seen sipping a yellow drink and was heard saying "It's really good to drink after you've got out of the frozen bath". (Image: Instagram)

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 Criticising former Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi, Bollywood Singer and music composer Vishal Dadlani tweeted,
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Criticising former Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi, Bollywood Singer and music composer Vishal Dadlani tweeted, "Goodbye, ex-CJI Gogoi, and I hope you can stomach the disgraceful and cowardly legacy you have left this august Office." He also attached an article that criticised the former CJI over NRC case and seeking evidence in sealed covers, among others. Ranjan Gogoi, the 46th Chief Justice of India and the first from a north-eastern state, officially retired on November 17, 2019.

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 Bollywood actress Kriti Kharbanda confirmed that she's dating actor Pulkit Samrat in an interview to a leading daily.
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Bollywood actress Kriti Kharbanda confirmed that she's dating actor Pulkit Samrat in an interview to a leading daily. "In all honesty, I wanted my parents to know first that I'm dating someone," she added. "When you start seeing someone, I think there's a time for everything when you're comfortable talking about it...In our case, it was five months," said Kriti. (Image: Viral Bhayani)

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 Ranu Mondal, who became an overnight sensation with a viral video, made headlines after a photo of her wearing heavy make-up went viral on the internet. Ranu suffered make-up blunder and became the perfect fodder for memes with people trolling it on social media. (Twitter)
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Ranu Mondal, who became an overnight sensation with a viral video, made headlines after a photo of her wearing heavy make-up went viral on the internet. Ranu suffered make-up blunder and became the perfect fodder for memes with people trolling it on social media. (Twitter)

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 Responding to Anu Malik's tweet on sexual harassment allegations levelled against him, singer Sona Mohapatra said,
Earlier Anu Malik had tweeted, "Why do these allegations resurface only when I am back on TV, which is currently my only source of livelihood?".  (Image: Special Arrangement)" title=" Responding to Anu Malik's tweet on sexual harassment allegations levelled against him, singer Sona Mohapatra said, "Go to a sex-rehab... Ask your kids to do a hard days job & earn a salary."

Earlier Anu Malik had tweeted, "Why do these allegations resurface only when I am back on TV, which is currently my only source of livelihood?".  (Image: Special Arrangement)">
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Responding to Anu Malik's tweet on sexual harassment allegations levelled against him, singer Sona Mohapatra said, "Go to a sex-rehab... Ask your kids to do a hard days job & earn a salary."

Earlier Anu Malik had tweeted, "Why do these allegations resurface only when I am back on TV, which is currently my only source of livelihood?".  (Image: Special Arrangement)

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 Bollywood music composer Shekhar Ravjiani shared a photo of a Rs 1,672 bill he received at a five-star hotel in Ahmedabad fr ordering 3 boiled eggs.
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Bollywood music composer Shekhar Ravjiani shared a photo of a Rs 1,672 bill he received at a five-star hotel in Ahmedabad fr ordering 3 boiled eggs. "Rs 1672 for 3 egg whites??? That was an Eggxorbant meal" he wrote along with a picture. (Image: Twitter)

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 Multi-talented singer and actor John Legend was named People magazine's
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Multi-talented singer and actor John Legend was named People magazine's "sexiest man alive" on Tuesday (November 12) but said he wondered whether he could live up to the title. Legend, 40, is married to model Chrissy Teigen with whom he has two children and is the first black man to have achieved coveted Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and Tony (EGOT) status for his work on stage and screen. (Image: AFP)

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 Hollywood star Jennifer Aniston has set a new record for the fastest time to reach one million followers on the Image sharing platform Instagram. It took Aniston 5 hours and 16 minutes to achieve this feat. Jennifer joined Instagram on Tuesday (October 15) and shared a selfie with the cast of her TV show 'Friends.'  (Image: Instagram)
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Hollywood star Jennifer Aniston has set a new record for the fastest time to reach one million followers on the Image sharing platform Instagram. It took Aniston 5 hours and 16 minutes to achieve this feat. Jennifer joined Instagram on Tuesday (October 15) and shared a selfie with the cast of her TV show 'Friends.'  (Image: Instagram)

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 While Varun Dhawan mostly stars in movies of rom-com genres, his serious roles in movies such as Badlapur and October too have drawn him a lot of appreciation from fans and critics alike. And this time, the actor will step in the shoes of Second Lieutenant Arun Khetarpal of the Indian Army for an upcoming biopic, to be directed by Sriram Raghavan. (Image: Special Arrangement)
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While Varun Dhawan mostly stars in movies of rom-com genres, his serious roles in movies such as Badlapur and October too have drawn him a lot of appreciation from fans and critics alike. And this time, the actor will step in the shoes of Second Lieutenant Arun Khetarpal of the Indian Army for an upcoming biopic, to be directed by Sriram Raghavan. (Image: Special Arrangement)

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 Yashika Aannand, who rose to fame with the popular reality TV show ‘Bigg Boss Tamil season 2’ has made headlines after her car rammed into a boy, causing him serious injuries. Reportedly, the driver lost control over the car and hit the delivery boy, who was standing at the pavement. Moments after the accident, Yashika & her friends booked a cab and fled the scene. (Image: Instagram)
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Yashika Aannand, who rose to fame with the popular reality TV show ‘Bigg Boss Tamil season 2’ has made headlines after her car rammed into a boy, causing him serious injuries. Reportedly, the driver lost control over the car and hit the delivery boy, who was standing at the pavement. Moments after the accident, Yashika & her friends booked a cab and fled the scene. (Image: Instagram)

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 Veteran actor and one of the biggest stars of the Hindi film industry, Amitabh Bachchan has been selected for India’s biggest film honour Dadasaheb Phalke Award. Prakash Javadekar, Minister of Information and Broadcasting, announced the news on Twitter on September 24, 2019. The award comprises of a Swarna Kamal (Golden Lotus) medallion, a shawl and a cash prize of Rs 10 lakh. (Image: AP)
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Veteran actor and one of the biggest stars of the Hindi film industry, Amitabh Bachchan has been selected for India’s biggest film honour Dadasaheb Phalke Award. Prakash Javadekar, Minister of Information and Broadcasting, announced the news on Twitter on September 24, 2019. The award comprises of a Swarna Kamal (Golden Lotus) medallion, a shawl and a cash prize of Rs 10 lakh. (Image: AP)

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 Vivek Oberoi is making a film on the successful Balakot attack led by the Indian Arm Force. The Balakot Attack was one of the well planned and executed attacks by the Indian Air Force (IAF) where a lot of terrorists were eliminated in one go, deep inside Pakistan. This event spooked Pakistan. Taking up the subject of the Balakot Attack, Vivek Oberoi is making a trilingual feature film in Hindi, Tamil, and Telugu depicting the facts, story and bravery of the Indian Air Force and their quick thinking, strategic planning with a strong political will. (Image: Instagram)
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Vivek Oberoi is making a film on the successful Balakot attack led by the Indian Arm Force. The Balakot Attack was one of the well planned and executed attacks by the Indian Air Force (IAF) where a lot of terrorists were eliminated in one go, deep inside Pakistan. This event spooked Pakistan. Taking up the subject of the Balakot Attack, Vivek Oberoi is making a trilingual feature film in Hindi, Tamil, and Telugu depicting the facts, story and bravery of the Indian Air Force and their quick thinking, strategic planning with a strong political will. (Image: Instagram)

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 Pakistan Human Rights Minister Shireen Mazari has written to the UNICEF demanding the removal of Priyanka Chopra as Goodwill Ambassador over the Kashmir issue, and also cited the Indian actress'
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Pakistan Human Rights Minister Shireen Mazari has written to the UNICEF demanding the removal of Priyanka Chopra as Goodwill Ambassador over the Kashmir issue, and also cited the Indian actress' "jingoism and support" for the Indian government's action in Kashmir. In a letter to UNICEF Executive Director Henrietta Fore, Mazari says Priyanka's "Support for war, including nuclear war, undermines the credibility of the UN position to which she has been elevated. Unless she is removed immediately, the very idea of a Goodwill Ambassador for Peace becomes a mockery globally."(Image: AP)

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 Screengrab of Dia Mirza's post: (Image: Instagram)
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Screengrab of Dia Mirza's post: (Image: Instagram)

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 Singer Guru Randhawa has been reportedly attacked by an unidentified man in Vancouver on Sunday (July 28) post his live-in-concert. According to reports, Guru was attacked on the head from behind by the assailant while he was making his exit from the Queen Elizabeth Theatre in Vancouver. (Image: Sabhi Kalra/Twitter)
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Singer Guru Randhawa has been reportedly attacked by an unidentified man in Vancouver on Sunday (July 28) post his live-in-concert. According to reports, Guru was attacked on the head from behind by the assailant while he was making his exit from the Queen Elizabeth Theatre in Vancouver. (Image: Sabhi Kalra/Twitter)

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 Punjabi singer Guru Randhawa, who was attacked in Vancouver after a live performance at Queen Elizabeth Theater, has received four stitches on his right eyebrow, and is now back in India. Randhawa's office took to Instagram on Tuesday to share an update about the singer, and also shared a photograph that shows the singer with a bandage on his eyebrow. The post read that the singer is
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Punjabi singer Guru Randhawa, who was attacked in Vancouver after a live performance at Queen Elizabeth Theater, has received four stitches on his right eyebrow, and is now back in India. Randhawa's office took to Instagram on Tuesday to share an update about the singer, and also shared a photograph that shows the singer with a bandage on his eyebrow. The post read that the singer is "home now feeling safe in India". "He said he won't ever perform in Canada for the rest of his life. Guru said his Guru Nanak Devji has saved him and prayed to Waheguru to give that man a good sense of understanding what to do and what not to."(Image: Instagram)

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 Bhojpuri singer Varun Upadhyay alias Varun Bahar was arrested from Uttar Pradesh’s Gonda on Friday (July 26). Bahar’s three-minute-song that went viral on social media, drew the ire of thousands for inciting violence, encouraging mob lynching of minority communities and making exhortations through the lyrics. Several FIRs were also lodged against him across the country.
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Bhojpuri singer Varun Upadhyay alias Varun Bahar was arrested from Uttar Pradesh’s Gonda on Friday (July 26). Bahar’s three-minute-song that went viral on social media, drew the ire of thousands for inciting violence, encouraging mob lynching of minority communities and making exhortations through the lyrics. Several FIRs were also lodged against him across the country.

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 Tomb Raider star Simon Yam was stabbed by a knife during an opening celebration for a business venue where Yam was invited to speak, in China. (Image: AP)
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Tomb Raider star Simon Yam was stabbed by a knife during an opening celebration for a business venue where Yam was invited to speak, in China. (Image: AP)

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 Yam underwent a minor operation at a hospital in Zhongshan city, his manager Lester Mo said.
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Yam underwent a minor operation at a hospital in Zhongshan city, his manager Lester Mo said. "He was stabbed in the tummy area and also got a cut on his right hand," Mom said. He was still being treated for injuries to the four fingers of his right hand. (Image: AP)

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 A magistrate court in Mumbai has sent Bollywood actress Koena Mitra to jail for six months in a cheque bouncing case. Mitra was also asked to pay Rs 4.64 lakh to the complainant, model Poonam Sethi. Poonam filed a case against the Bollywood actress Koena in 2013 after her cheque bounced. However, Mitra has denied the allegations and is expected to challenge the judgement. (Image: Facebook)
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A magistrate court in Mumbai has sent Bollywood actress Koena Mitra to jail for six months in a cheque bouncing case. Mitra was also asked to pay Rs 4.64 lakh to the complainant, model Poonam Sethi. Poonam filed a case against the Bollywood actress Koena in 2013 after her cheque bounced. However, Mitra has denied the allegations and is expected to challenge the judgement. (Image: Facebook)

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 Controversial actor Ajaz Khan has been arrested by the Mumbai Cyber Police for posting objectionable videos promoting communal hatred, an official told ANI on July 18. A Mumbai Police spokesperson said that the Cyber Police had received complaints along with some videos which had gone viral on social media. After investigations, Ajaz was arrested and further probe is underway in the matter. (Image: AFP)
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Controversial actor Ajaz Khan has been arrested by the Mumbai Cyber Police for posting objectionable videos promoting communal hatred, an official told ANI on July 18. A Mumbai Police spokesperson said that the Cyber Police had received complaints along with some videos which had gone viral on social media. After investigations, Ajaz was arrested and further probe is underway in the matter. (Image: AFP)

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 Bollywood actor Arjun Rampal and his model girlfriend Gabriella Demetriades are the parents of a newly born boy now. Demetriades gave birth to a boy in Mumbai’s Hinduja Hospital on July 18, 2019. (Image: Instagram)
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Bollywood actor Arjun Rampal and his model girlfriend Gabriella Demetriades are the parents of a newly born boy now. Demetriades gave birth to a boy in Mumbai’s Hinduja Hospital on July 18, 2019. (Image: Instagram)

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 Bollywood star Akshay Kumar is among the world's 100 highest-paid celebrities, according to the annual Forbes Celebrity 100 list topped by American singer Taylor Swift. Akshay has secured the 33rd spot in the 2019 top 100 list with earnings of Rs 444 crore (USD 65 million). According to Forbes, Bollywood's top-earning star, Akshay
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Bollywood star Akshay Kumar is among the world's 100 highest-paid celebrities, according to the annual Forbes Celebrity 100 list topped by American singer Taylor Swift. Akshay has secured the 33rd spot in the 2019 top 100 list with earnings of Rs 444 crore (USD 65 million). According to Forbes, Bollywood's top-earning star, Akshay "pulls in at least $5 million and up to $10 million per film." The actor also mints "millions for endorsement deals with over 20 brands." However, actors Salman Khan and Shah Rukh Khan failed to find a spot on the list.

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 Ram Kapoor has now brought about a drastic change in his looks by shedding all the weight. In new pictures shared by the actor on Instagram, the 45-year-old is almost unrecognisable. (Image: Instagram)
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Ram Kapoor has now brought about a drastic change in his looks by shedding all the weight. In new pictures shared by the actor on Instagram, the 45-year-old is almost unrecognisable. (Image: Instagram)

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 In the latest series of pictures, Ram Kapoor looks fitter and leaner than ever. He is also sporting a salt and pepper hair and French beard, that is quite the departure from his usual look on screen. (Image: Instagram)
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In the latest series of pictures, Ram Kapoor looks fitter and leaner than ever. He is also sporting a salt and pepper hair and French beard, that is quite the departure from his usual look on screen. (Image: Instagram)

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 Police in Hyderabad registered a case of cheating against Bollywood actor Hrithik Roshan, brand ambassador of Cult.Fit and three others on a complaint filed by a gym user on July 04. The complainant said the fitness centre enrolled more people than it could accommodate and failed to give the slots as promised at the time of registration. He alleged that when he protested he was barred from using their app to book the slots. In a statement, cult.fit said it is a “responsible company conscious of the health and safety requirements of both customers as well as staff. The customer in question, Mr Shashi, has behaved inappropriately and violently with our staff against whom (Mr Shashi) we were constrained to take action. The current police complaint appears to have been hence filed subsequently against us falsely, while also mischievously dragging in our celebrity brand ambassador, Hrithik Roshan.” (Image: Instagram)
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Police in Hyderabad registered a case of cheating against Bollywood actor Hrithik Roshan, brand ambassador of Cult.Fit and three others on a complaint filed by a gym user on July 04. The complainant said the fitness centre enrolled more people than it could accommodate and failed to give the slots as promised at the time of registration. He alleged that when he protested he was barred from using their app to book the slots. In a statement, cult.fit said it is a “responsible company conscious of the health and safety requirements of both customers as well as staff. The customer in question, Mr Shashi, has behaved inappropriately and violently with our staff against whom (Mr Shashi) we were constrained to take action. The current police complaint appears to have been hence filed subsequently against us falsely, while also mischievously dragging in our celebrity brand ambassador, Hrithik Roshan.” (Image: Instagram)

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 Leading fitness brand Reebok has announced Bollywood actor and wellness enthusiast, Katrina Kaif, as their new brand ambassador in India. Katrina, who trains hard towards a fitter and better self each day, embodies the brands' ethos and is an inspiration for today’s generation. Sharing her excitement on associating with Reebok, Katrina Kaif commented, “I am thrilled and proud to join hands with Reebok, a brand that is committed to bring a change and enable everyone to harness their latent potential. Being a fitness aficionado myself, the brand not only serves as a motivation for me to be disciplined and stronger every day, but also gives me a platform to endorse the need to be fit. I am also a huge fan of Reebok’s products that are high on style, quality, innovation and comfort.”(Image: Special Arrangement)
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Leading fitness brand Reebok has announced Bollywood actor and wellness enthusiast, Katrina Kaif, as their new brand ambassador in India. Katrina, who trains hard towards a fitter and better self each day, embodies the brands' ethos and is an inspiration for today’s generation. Sharing her excitement on associating with Reebok, Katrina Kaif commented, “I am thrilled and proud to join hands with Reebok, a brand that is committed to bring a change and enable everyone to harness their latent potential. Being a fitness aficionado myself, the brand not only serves as a motivation for me to be disciplined and stronger every day, but also gives me a platform to endorse the need to be fit. I am also a huge fan of Reebok’s products that are high on style, quality, innovation and comfort.”(Image: Special Arrangement)

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Zaira Wasim announced her "disassociation" from acting through social media and the makers of her upcoming film The Sky Is Pink said they will stand by the actor's decision on June 30, 2019. (Image: Yogen Shah)

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 Actress Aarti Chabria, who has acted in movies like <em>Tum Se Achcha Kaun Hai, Awara Pagal Deewana, Shootout at Lokhandwala</em> and <em>Raja Bhaiya</em>, tied the knot with her boyfriend, a Mauritius-based charted accountant, Visharad Beedassy. (Image: Instagram/@aartichabria)
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Actress Aarti Chabria, who has acted in movies like Tum Se Achcha Kaun Hai, Awara Pagal Deewana, Shootout at Lokhandwala and Raja Bhaiya, tied the knot with her boyfriend, a Mauritius-based charted accountant, Visharad Beedassy. (Image: Instagram/@aartichabria)

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 Sharing the good news on her Instagram account, Aarti posted a quirky picture with the caption, “Guess who just got married! Please give us your blessings. On our special day, our outfit was done by the very talented @lalitdalmiaofficial.” (Image: Instagram/@aartichabria)
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Sharing the good news on her Instagram account, Aarti posted a quirky picture with the caption, “Guess who just got married! Please give us your blessings. On our special day, our outfit was done by the very talented @lalitdalmiaofficial.” (Image: Instagram/@aartichabria)

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 Bengali actress and newly-elected MP Nusrat Jahan tied the knot with her businessman beau Nikhil Jain in the picturesque Turkish town of Bodrum on June 19, 2019. The duo got married in presence of close relatives and friends. (Image: Nusrat/Twitter)
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Bengali actress and newly-elected MP Nusrat Jahan tied the knot with her businessman beau Nikhil Jain in the picturesque Turkish town of Bodrum on June 19, 2019. The duo got married in presence of close relatives and friends. (Image: Nusrat/Twitter)

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 Two-time World Cup champion and one of India's greatest-ever limited-overs batsman, Yuvraj Singh has called time on an illustrious 19-year career, the batsman confirmed in a press conference in Mumbai on June 10, 2019. (Image: Rajesh S/News18)
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Two-time World Cup champion and one of India's greatest-ever limited-overs batsman, Yuvraj Singh has called time on an illustrious 19-year career, the batsman confirmed in a press conference in Mumbai on June 10, 2019. (Image: Rajesh S/News18)

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"I have been playing international cricket on and off for 17 years. Now, it is time to say goodbye, to move on and walk away. It has been a roller coaster ride and a great story but it has to come to an end," said an emotional Yuvraj. "This is the best time to move on." (Image: Rajesh S/News18)

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