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  1. Being a big-time celebrity often means being in the spotlight for the most part of the day, even when the cameras may not be rolling. Obviously keeping up with all the demands of being a star isn’t the doing of just one individual, but an entire team of people who work behind the scenes to make our favourite star’s life seamless and a whole lot extra glamourous. So obviously even these stars don’t miss a chance to express their gratitude towards their service and hard work. Here are five such Bollywood actors who showered their staff members with extravagant gifts as a token of appreciation. Jacqueline Fernandez © Facebook/Jazqueline Fernandez Jacqueline is known to be a pretty generous boss and often makes headlines for lavishly spoiling her staff with tokens of appreciation. After previously giving a car to her makeup artist, Jacqueline has gifted a swanky car to a staff member who has been with her since she made her Bollywood debut. Salman Khan © Facebook/Salman Khan Perhaps one of the most indulgent actors in Bollywood, we need no introduction when it comes to Salman's generosity. However, Salman is especially fond of his personal bodyguard of 25-years Shera, and makes it a point to show it too. Back in 2011, he had gifted Shera with a puppy and even named it Myman, in keeping with his own pet dogs Myson and Myjaan. That is not all, the greatest gift he might have given Shera is the promise to launch his son Tiger, who is currently assisting Bollywood directors thanks to Bhai. Priyanka Chopra © Facebook/Priyanka Chopra Priyanka too is known for her kindness and thoughtfulness towards her team and makes sure that they know how grateful she is for all the support and encouragement they provide her with. So on the occasion of her birthday in 2018, she decided to gift female staff members at her production house with special gender-neutral work benefits. The benefits included flexible working hours for mothers, maternity leave benefits, a creche arrangement and monetary assistance for post-pregnancy care. Shah Rukh Khan © Facebook/Shah Rukh Khan SRK is known as King Khan for a number of reasons and one of them is because of his kindness and thoughtfulness. From taking care of his co-stars to expressing his gratitude towards directors and artists for their hard work, SRK has always made it a point to make people in his life feel special. But the Badshah also ensures that his staff is never left behind. So apart from gifting his former bodyguard Yaseen Khan a posh flat in Bandra on his wedding in 2009, SRK also sent out hand-picked, lavish Valentine’s Day gifts for his female staff. The hamper included beautiful red roses, a designer handbag and a high-end smartphone. Gurmeet Chaudhry © Facebook/Gurmeet Choudhary TV star-turned-Bollywood actor Gurmeet Chaurdhry too seems to be known for his charming persona and kindness towards the people in his personal as well as professional life. Back in 2018, Gurmeet had stepped up to sponsor the entire wedding for his spot boy after he discovered that his spot boy of seven years was planning to get married, but was short on funds. Despite not being able to attend the wedding due to prior work commitments, he made sure that his staff member’s wedding was a hit. Such cool bosses these guys make, don’t they? View the full article
  2. Bobby Deol has a sharp sense of style evidently. Even amid Unlock 5, when people are taking all the necessary COVID-19 precautions before stepping out, Bobby Deol's outfits effortlessly stand out. Although, the Aashram actor rarely makes a public appearance, when he does step out he rarely fails to impress people around him. Recently, he stepped out in 'dirty' Balenciaga sneakers worth Rs. 40,000. Take a look at the sneakers here: © Viral Bhayani While the sneakers were definitely a talking point, it was the pair of denim shorts that he wore that caught our attention. It looks like he had asked his tailor to alter his jeans in the Summers and cut its length. This brings us to Bobby's latest appearance. © Viral Bhayani © Viral Bhayani If you look closely, you will notice the commonality in both these outfits. Bobby Deol was seen wearing another such pair of shorts. This coincidence only leads us to believe that he gave a bunch of his spare jeans to his tailor and customise them into shorts. © Viral Bhayani This hack is not only functional but also sustainable for the environment. Repurposing old pairs of jeans into pairs of comfortable shorts is also relatable this year considering most of us stayed at home and wearing a pair of shorts is definitely far more comfortable than a rough pair of jeans. © Viral Bhayani We're glad that even Bollywood is moving towards functional and sustainable fashion this year as it is the need of the hour. View the full article
  3. Rejections never sit well with anyone. No matter what you tell the world or what others tell you, no one is ever prepared to face rejection. Why? Because we always set out with a mindset of ‘making it’ instead of setting ourselves up for failure. Right? Now while rejection may mean different things for different people, many rejections can also decide the course of one’s career and eventually what the future might hold for them. Now, at a time when most Indians have come to have a take on the nepotism debate and how it functions within Bollywood, here is something many of us may have overlooked in our disgruntled agitation. © Pexels Many Bollywood superstars we know today have also had a taste of rejection before the world even considered them as ‘stars’ and here are a few of them you may want to know about, because we believe credit must be given where it’s due and these stars have proven that they have come a long way in their respective journeys. 1. Ranveer Singh © Facebook Ranveer Singh The man who charmed the audience with stellar performances in movies such as Padmaavat, Simmba, Gully Boy and others had a rough start in the industry. It was director Anurag Kashyap who had recently revealed during an interview that Ranveer had been rejected during the audition for Shaitaan. Reportedly, he was also rejected from Bombay Velvet because nobody wanted to put their money on him. 2. Alia Bhatt © Facebook Alia Bhatt She is being called one of the rising stars of Bollywood who has proven her merit as an actor with great performances in films like Udta Punjab, Raazi and Gully Boy amongst others. However, not many are aware that Alia had reportedly auditioned for Wake Up Sid at the age of 17, but failed to make the cut. A clip from the audition had leaked online a few years ago. 3. Vicky Kaushal © Facebook Vicky Kaushal Another rising star of Bollywood who has made his way into people’s hearts through sheer passion and hard work is Vicky Khausal. We loved him in Masaan, he was endearing in Raazi, convincing in Manmarziyaan and superb in Uri, but did you know that one of Vicky’s earliest auditions had been for Bhaag Milkha Bhaag where he was rejected during the auditions? 4. Ranbir Kapoor © Facebook Ranbir Kapoor Ranbir needs no introduction as an actor today. The guy has entertained scores of fans with his highly colourful performances over the years and made a name for himself in the industry with striking deliveries in films such as Barfi, Tamasha and Sanju amongst others. However, not many are aware that Ranbir had auditioned for the critically acclaimed film The Reluctant Fundamentalist but was rejected by director Mira Nair because he didn’t fit the bill. 5. Deepika Padukone © Facebook Deepika Padukone Deepika Padukon is recognised as an excellent artist not only in Bollywood but even Hollywood has gotten a taste of her great acting chops. Be it Chhapaak, Padmaavat, Bajirao Mastani or Piku, Deepika has given her fans enough reasons to cheer for her. However, her massive popularity and potential didn’t help her bag the critically acclaimed film Beyond The Clouds, wherein Deepika failed to make the cut during audition. 6. Varun Dhawan © Facebook Varun Dhawan Varun Dhawan also enjoys a massive fan following in the country and people seem to genuinely like his brand of entertainment. From Badlapur to the ABCD franchise, Badrinath Ki Dulhania and October, Varun has given many memorable performances. But even this guy had faced rejections before he bagged his debut movie. Varun was rejected after auditioning for Suraj Sharma’s role in Life of Pi and Prateik Babbar’s role in Dhobi Ghat. 7. Sara Ali Khan © Facebook Sara Ali Khan Although fairly new to the industry, Sara still enjoys great popularity in India. Though we are yet to see her iconic performances, Sara too has seen rejection in her field of work in the short time she has been active in the industry. Reportedly, Sara had auditioned for Fatima Sana Shaikh’s role in Thugs Of Hindostan but had apparently failed the look test and was rejected by Aditya Chopra. View the full article
  4. Bollywood songs give life to the movies and otherwise, also there is nothing like Bollywood music. We might find the lyrics trashy sometimes but in the end, we listen to these songs only. Also, the music video of the song holds equal importance, and the audience at times listens to the songs just for the video. Some songs come and go but there are songs that stay with us for long and that’s how a few Bollywood actors have made it big in the industry. So, here is a list of Bollywood celebrities who were seen in a music video before they were seen in movies- Milind Soman India’s Supermodel, Milind Soman is hot to date and his shirtless appearance in the hit song Made In India and we still look at the beautiful music video. John Abraham John Abraham was a very popular model and he also won Mr. Gladrags competition and then he was later casted in Pankaj Udhas’ music video in the song Chupke Chupke. Bipasha Basu Before Bipasha Basu was seen in films like Jism and Ajnabee, she was a model. Not only this she was seen in Sonu Nigbam’s music video ‘Tu’. Deepika Padukone Deepika Padukone was a known face in the industry when she made her debut along with SRK in Om Shanti Om as she was seen in ad campaigns and was a regular runway model. Later, she was seen in Himesh Reshammiya’s music video and it was this video that made Farah Khan cast Deepika in her debut film. Shahid Kapoor Shahid Kapoor has always been famous for his dance and it’s not a secret that he was part of Shiamak Davar’s dance troupe. Way before he made his entry into Bollywood movies, he was seen in the band Aryan’s music video as a cute teenage boy trying to impress his neighbor. View the full article
  5. At times most of us get stuck in the wrong relationships and hold on to our significant other even if we figure out that they are toxic. Most Bollywood films have forced us to create our perfect fairytale but in achieving perfection some of us fall into a trap and lose ourselves. Some Bollywood films are the perfect examples of how letting go helps us in making our lives better and it’s not necessary to hold onto every relationship in our life. So, here you go- Jab We Met The film stars Shahid Kapoor and Kareena Kapoor Khan in the lead roles. The film's plot revolves around how Aditya’s girlfriend marries someone else and Geet’s boyfriend ditches her and how they learn to let go. Later, they find each other and their life becomes far more peaceful and happier. Kya Kehna The film stars Preity Zinta, Saif Ali Khan, and Chandrachur Singh in significant roles. The plot of the film revolves around how Priya (Preity Zinta) falls in love with Rahul (Saif Ali Khan) who is a womanizer and leaves her when she gets pregnant. But, her best friend Ajay (Chandrachur Singh) falls in love with her and supports her. Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam The film stars Aishwarya Rai and Salman Khan in the lead role. The movie’s storyline revolves around how Nandini and Sameer fall madly in love with each other but she gets married to someone else who later helps find Sameer who is living abroad. In the end, she realizes that she wants to be with her husband, and lets go her first love. Kuch Naa Kaho Aishwarya Rai is married to a toxic man and when she lets go off that relationship, she meets Abhishek Bachchan and later falls in love with him. Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Na The film stars Imran Khan and Genelia D’Souza in the lead roles and they are best friends who later fall in love with each other after they move on from their relationships. This film was one of the best movies that year and did great at the box-office. View the full article
  6. We genuinely love it when we see our Indian celebrities ditch western clothes and go all desi, embracing Indian silhouettes. Whether you think of bandhgalas and achkans, or the humble dhoti, Indian celebs know how to take the ethnic route in style. Believe it or not though, as charming as most of them look, they simply don’t compare to the aristocratic charisma that Saif Ali Khan exudes. We genuinely think, that as far as Indian menswear is concerned, he truly is the King Of Bollywood (sorry Shah Rukh!). Here are a few pictures to prove that: © Facebook/saifalikhan 1. No one can deny the fact that Saif looks regal in this black outfit from Shantanu & Nikhil. We particularly like the asymmetrical silhouette of the achkan and the elaborate brooch that has been used as an accessory here. © Viral Bhayani 2. Then, there is this classic black achkan, with golden buttons. The decision to pair it with white pants and a pair of black oxfords is as elegant as styling can get. © Facebook/saifalikhan 3. Now, this is how you go monochrome. The entire outfit, from the kurta-pyjama set to his slip-ons, are all golden, but because of the manner in which they fit, and that Nehru jacket with an intricate tonal print, it does not look tacky. © Facebook/saifalikhan 4. Wearing a light shade of grey on a white kurta can be a little boring. Here, Saif shows how adding a bit of colour, either through the buttons, or a simple, but vibrant pocket square can spruce up any boring outfit, exponentially. © Viral Bhayani 5. Again, going all white can be very risky, especially since embroidery, no matter how delicate and intricate, is not always clearly visible. So what does Saif do here? He ensures that there is an element of colour, using that pink turban. © Facebook/saifalikhan 6. Mixing the best of Indian aesthetics with western silhouettes, this ensemble ticks all the boxes for aristocratic dressing. We particularly like the choice of the brown sleeveless bandhgala, which seems to be made of coarse wool. That works really well on top of a simple, white dress shirt. Oh, and those monk straps, are again, awesome. © Viral Bhayani 7. Finally, we have this magnificent bandhgala from Raghavendra Rathore. The French cuffs of the shirt, the mauve pocket square, the manner in which the buttons are held together on the bandhgala with circular toggle buttons - everything works just perfectly. Seriously, if you have a wedding or an event to attend to, and are planning to take the Indian Ethnic route, you’ve got to go with something that emulates what Saif has worn in the past. Trust us, you can’t go wrong. View the full article
  7. Sana Khan had bid farewell to Bollywood earlier this month as she attempted to get closer to religion
  8. The Union Minister of India, Amit Shah, turns 56 today and he is one of the indispensable leaders that BJP has. He is also currently serving as the National President of the Bharatiya Janata Party. He has played an important role in the BJP and is also addressed as the modern Chanakya. From joining the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) at a young age of 14 to being appointed as the Union Home Minister of the country under Prime Minister Narendra Modi's rule, Amit Shah has seen a meteoric rise in his political career. View this post on InstagramA post shared by (@amitshahofficial) Born on October 22, 1964, Amit Shah's father Anilchandra Shah used to run a business dealing in PVC pipes. Amit Shah completed his schooling in Mehsana and pursued his graduation in biochemistry from CU Shah Science College in Ahmedabad. For a brief period of time, he handled his father’s business and then worked as a stock broker in Ahmedabad. It was early in life that he found his way into politics and after joining RSS, he soon became a member of the Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP), the student wing of the RSS. It was in 1982, he met Narendra Modi for the first time. The two came together and things were to change for good. View this post on InstagramA post shared by (@amitshahofficial) When Narendra Modi was first appointed the Chief Minister of Gujarat in 2001, Amit Shah also gained popularity. In July 2014, he was appointed as the BJP's national president and he was appreciated for his tactics which changed the wave for BJP’s political ways. He moved the bill to scrap Article 370 in Jammu and Kashmir and also introduced Citizenship Amendment. The two always come together when it comes to taking powerful decisions in the political arena. View this post on InstagramA post shared by (@amitshahofficial) Today, Amit Shah is celebrating his 56th birthday and we wonder if there were a biopic on the modern Chanakya, who could possibly play him. And we think these five Bollywood actors will be perfect for the role of the politician. 1. Paresh Rawal View this post on InstagramA post shared by (@pareshrawal1955) Widely respected for his versatility, he has impressed us with some very powerful performances. We feel he can be perfect for the role of Amit Shah as we have seen him nail the Gujarati accent in the past too and his acting skills need no introduction. 2. Pankaj Tripathi View this post on InstagramA post shared by (@pankajtripathi) From playing Kaleen Bhaiya to a Guru in Sacred Games, Pankaj Tripathi is a man who can pull off any character with ease. He could also portray Amit Shah as he can add meaning to any character he plays on the big screen. 3. Saurabh Shukla View this post on InstagramA post shared by (@saurabhshuklafilms) When a biopic on Prime Minister Narendra Modi was announced, people wanted Saurabh Shukla to play the role of Amit Shah because he looks a bit like Amit Shah, and with his power-packed performance, he can take the role to another level. 4. Boman Irani View this post on InstagramA post shared by (@boman_irani) From Dr. Asthana from Munnabhai MBBS to Virus in 3 Idiots and a politician in Bhoothnath Returns, Boman Irani has always been appreciated for experimenting with his characters. He can surely play the role of Amit Shah and nail it to perfection. 5. Manoj Joshi View this post on InstagramA post shared by (@actormanojjoshi) Manoj Joshi has already played the role of Amit Shah in the Narendra Modi biopic but he was underutilized in the movie as not many scenes focused on how Amit Shah changed the image of BJP and Narendra Modi. Considering how brilliant an actor Joshi is, he can surely ace the role. Who do you think is perfect for playing Amit Shah from our list? Have any other names in mind? Let us know in the comments below. View the full article
  9. Okay, I get it that Bollywood has to show everything to be dramatic and over the top but sometimes their tropes cross over the line to become so unrealistic, you just have to laugh at it. When it comes to schools and colleges being portrayed in movies, it almost feels like not a single person who worked on these movies has ever seen a real place of education. Everything is so out of touch and absolutely unrealistic, and people breaking into a song at any moment is not even the biggest point. So, here are some movies that gave a lot of false hope to people about how colleges are supposed to be. 1. Kuch Kuch Hota Hai © Yash Raj Films Of course, this takes the top spot. From the colourful interiors of the college to every girl having a crush on one guy in the entire college, this movie's college was something else. Moreover, which teacher is discussing love with her students in class? That has never happened in the history of education. Moreover, how are you going to bully the new girl by making her sing 'Om Jai Jagdish'. It was just there to show 'sanskaari' Tina is and that's why Rahul will fall in love with her, not tomboy Anjali. 2. Main Hoon Na © Red Chillies Entertainment Yes, every college student starts off their day by singing and dancing with the entire college, that is something that most definitely happens. And, whenever one student makes a bet with another student, that too over a girl, everyone will gather with big ass posters to cheer them stupidly running on the roof of the college, even the teacher and the principal. Totally normal. © Red Chillies Entertainment Also, if I'm remembering correctly, who gave Lakshman permission to smoke on the college campus? Uhh, that's one way to get suspended. And, while talking about Lucky, if he's such a bad student that he's been in college for years, who gave him admission in a science course? 3. 2 States © Dharma Productions It's completely normal for your girlfriend to live in your room in a freaking hostel, all the teachers will be okay with it, for sure. © Dharma Productions Yep, the most unrealistic thing is this movie isn't that Alia Bhatt and Arjun Kapoor are dating, it's how no one cares how students are living in the hostel. 4. Mohabbatein © Yash Raj Films I get the whole extremely strict principal narrative, but come on, how are they keeping track of students and their relationships? © Yash Raj Films Instead of actually studying, students are just learning how to 'love' in college. Feeling for the parents paying so much money to send their kids to this prestigious institute. 5. Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Na © Aamir Khan Productions No, when your cat dies, the entire college won't come together to sing and dance for you to cheer you up. But, besides that, it's very unrealistic to believe that you'll find your soulmate in college and it'll turn out to be your best friend. Not saying that it doesn't happen, but way too rare. © Aamir Khan Productions Moreover, all of them finished their college in the beginning of the movie and just didn't do anything after that, no job, no internship. Just finding boyfriends and girlfriends for your best friends. View the full article
  10. A history teacher who has shown caricatures of Prophet Mohammed in class was decapitated and his assailant was shot dead by the police while trying to arrest him. According to the police source, the victim was a history teacher who recently discussed the caricatures of Prophet Mohammed in class. The police source also said that the murder is linked to a terrorist organization that has a criminal association with terrorists. © Twitter/ABP News The news of the beheading in Paris suburbs in the name of religion led to the anger of people on social media as people across the globe condemned the heinous act. Also, four people were taken into custody after the incident. Many Bollywood celebrities such as Kangana Ranaut, Swara Bhasker, and others were quick to react and demanding for a strict action to be taken against the barbaric incident. Kangana Ranaut took to Twitter saying, “Hindus lives don’t matter, west till this date makes movies on 5-6 million Jews genocide, so it’s not repeated, through the slavery of hundreds of years do we know how many Hindus were killed? 100 times more than Jews in WW2, but no movies on Hindu genocide #parisbeheading.” Hindus lives don’t matter, west till this date makes movies on 5-6 millions Jews genocide, so it’s not repeated, through the slavery of hundreds years do we know how many Hindus were killed? 100 times more than Jews in WW2, but no movies on Hindu genocide #parisbeheading https://t.co/SQYu2XVbpQ — Kangana Ranaut (@KanganaTeam) October 17, 2020A teacher is beheaded for a caricature, we can only imagine what those invaders must have done to our people during invasion, in today’s digital age with education and exposure they act like demons what they must have done to Bharat when they were Nomads? #parisbeheading — Kangana Ranaut (@KanganaTeam) October 17, 2020 Swara Bhasker tweeted saying, “HORRIFYING! What monstrosity makes people do this barbaric stuff. Speechless with shock. Remember if you think ur God wants u to kill in his name- START WITH YOUR EFFIN’ SELF! #parisbeheading.” HORRIFYING! What monstrosity makes people do this barbaric stuff. Speechless with shock. Remember if you think ur God wants u to kill in his name- START WITH YOUR EFFIN’ SELF! #parisbeheading Terror inquiry after teacher beheaded near Paris - BBC News https://t.co/6P02beLTER — Swara Bhasker (@ReallySwara) October 16, 2020 Director Vivek Agnihotri said, “Isn’t it time for all the teachers and educational institutes of the world to cancel this faith for #parisbeheading.” But wait, liberal and seculars won’t let that happen.” Isn’t it time for all the teachers and educational institutes of the world to cancel this faith for #parisbeheading. But wait, liberal and seculars won’t let that happen. — Vivek Ranjan Agnihotri (@vivekagnihotri) October 17, 2020 Actress Shruti Seth wrote, “Why not let your god settle his own scores, I’m sure he’s perfectly capable of avenging an insult. Who made you incharge of taking lives in his name??? Fed up with this religious terrorism!!! #parisbeheading” Why not let your god settle his own scores, I’m sure he’s perfectly capable of avenging an insult. Who made you incharge of taking lives in his name??? Fed up with this religious terrorism!!! #parisbeheading — Shruti Seth (@SethShruti) October 17, 2020The shocking incident took place 25 miles from Paris and police gun down one man who refused to surrender. View the full article
  11. Dutt vows to defeat the disease; says he will start shooting for upcoming film in November
  12. ood is a memory, a story, an intimate connection with the past, a celebration of human relationships, and sometimes, even a cinematic protagonist. © Unsplash On World Food Day today, here we have listed out some of our favourite Bollywood movies revolving around cooking, eating, and bonding over food: 1. Lunch Box © UTV Motion Pictures "Sometimes, the wrong train takes you to the right station," says Irrfan Khan's character Sajan Fernandes in the film to sum up a bond that develops over a misplaced lunchbox between two lonely people. © Netflix This 2013 film helmed by Ritesh Batra is a modern classic as it luxuriates in the healing power of cooking, eating, and sharing stories. The film was even nominated for the Best Film Not in the English Language category of the British Academy Film Awards 2015. 2. Axone © Axone/Yoodlee Films Axone, a 2020 film directed by Nicholas Khargonkar and produced by Yoodlee Films (currently streaming on Netflix), treats a north-Eastern dish and its unusually pungent aroma as a powerful statement on ethnicity, deep-rooted prejudice, and discrimination against "the other." This "other" could be anyone who does not fit in because of what she/he cooks or eats or looks like. © UTV Motion Pictures The movie begins with North-Eastern migrant Upasana (Sayani Gupta) trying to cook this rather controversial dish Axone in her Delhi home with her friends, as a special treat for her best friend’s wedding. This, however, triggers unspoken biases to come to a boiling point and something as simple as wanting to cook a special meal becomes fraught with tension and conflict. © Netflix The film treats a humble wedding feast as a turning point in the discussion about what unites us and divides us. An essential watch for the times we live in, the film also stars Vinay Pathak, Lin Laishram, Dolly Ahluwalia, Adil Hussain, Lanuakum Ao, Tenzin Dalha, and Rohan Joshi among others. 3. Bawarchi © Hrishikesh Mukherjee This 1972 Hrishikesh Mukherjee film is a classic take on the powerful influence food has on the way families function. A chaotic kitchen translates into interpersonal strife, the film seems to convey and also shows how harmonious cooking brings everyone together. This life lesson is taught to a bickering joint family by a mysterious and charismatic Bawarchi (played by Rajesh Khanna) who arrives suddenly in the household with glowing testimonials from celebrities who he claims to have worked for. © Hrishikesh Mukherjee He starts by cleaning the courtyard, chops vegetables like he is possessed, cooks vegetarian kebabs, regulates everyone's food habits, conducts music and dance sessions over the morning tea and weans off a prospective alcoholic from heavy drinking by introducing him to a chilled, lime spiked cola! 4. Chef © Yoodle Entertainment This 2017 film directed by Raja Krishna Menon was a remake of a Jon Favreau hit of the same name. Starring Saif Ali Khan in the eponymous role, the film reimagines the story of a burnt-out chef in the Indian context. We see chef Roshan (Saif) leaving New York to visit Kochi to repair his relationship with his ex-wife( Padmapriya Janakiraman) and bond with his son (Svar Kamble). © T-Series He has lost his passion for cooking and his son does not really respond to his overtures. It is at this point Roshan rediscovers that heartfelt cooking is the biggest gift one can offer to a loved one. And soon enough, he wins over his son with an irresistible "rotzza" (roti and pizza). © T-Series Soon, father and son travel together to Amritsar where Roshan had first discovered his passion for food, and life comes full circle with the father-son duo cooking together on a food truck. The film demonstrates that food speaks the language of love when words are inadequate. 5. Stanley Ka Dabba © Fox Star Studios Director Amole Gupte's 2011 offering Stanley Ka Dabba is not so much about food as it is about what food represents to a young child. It is about the longing for love, for normalcy, for a meal packed in a tiffin box by someone who cares. The story revolves around a young boy Stanley (Partho Gupte) who comes to school with a ready smile but has a heartbreaking backstory that nobody can guess. And during the recess when everyone opens their tiffin boxes, Stanley never has anything to eat. © Fox Star Studios Looming in the backdrop is an angry, greedy, rampaging teacher (Amole himself) itching to steal everyone's food, especially the students'. © Fox Star Studios Stanely somehow gets by because of the generosity of his friends and the love of his favourite teacher (Divya Dutta) but the film poignantly points out how all children deserve a lovingly cooked meal, warmth and nourishment. The film reveals who Stanley is right at the end to shake the audience up and to remind them that there are millions of Stanleys who go without food and care every day and need our help. All these films are no doubt masterpieces. Whether you love cooking or eating, these films are highly inspirational. Don’t forget to tell us in the comments below what other cooking movies are your favourite. View the full article
  13. Imagine a Bigg Boss season with only Bollywood celebrities. Exactly! It’ll definitely break all records and who wouldn’t want to watch 10-15 successful Bollywood stars locked inside the house with cameras? The show will be ten times more real and also imagine them revealing the biggest and darkest secrets of the industry or their life. So, if someone is interested in picking up this idea, here are 5 Bollywood celebrities we would like to see inside the house. Kangana Ranaut View this post on InstagramDear friends today is a very special day, resuming work after 7 months, travelling to southern India for my most ambitious bilingual project #thalaivi, need your blessings in these testing times of a pandemic. P.S just clicked these morning selfies hope you all like them ❤️A post shared by (@kanganaranaut) Kangana has an opinion on everything and sometimes we just forget the reality of the matter as she complicates everything even more. We get so much masala from her tweets, imagine her locked inside the house with cameras. Ranveer Singh View this post on Instagram☯️A post shared by (@ranveersingh) He is one of the most entertaining Bollywood celebrities we have ever come across. His fans will enjoy his energy-packed persona and how he reacts to tough situations inside the BB house. Also, imagine these celebs repeating clothes, doing their dishes and much more. Swara Bhasker View this post on InstagramJust to remind myself that sometimes I can do my own make up! 🥰😺 Jacket @houseofqidwa courtesy @yasminkidwai #dyimakeup #wearingfentyA post shared by (@reallyswara) Swara Bhasker is the most liberal and opinionated celeb in Bollywood and we want to see her being brutally honest and take her stand at every point in the BB house. Also, imagine Swara and other celebs in absolutely no makeup and zilch glamour during nights. Salman Khan View this post on InstagramBigg Boss is here ... #BiggBoss14A post shared by (@beingsalmankhan) Some of us are just tired of listening to him on weekend ka vaar and now we want him locked inside the house, so that he can use some his suggestions and lectures on himself and set a narrative for the audience. A lot of times the audience find him biased and we hope the same doesn’t happen to him inside the house. Ayushmann Khurrana View this post on InstagramAt home, but keeping it cool on my work calls by sporting the new @danielwellington Iconic link watch 40mm in a bigger dial size. Time for y’all to own this fashion piece. #danielwellington #iconiclinkA post shared by (@ayushmannk) He already has reality TV show experience and we wonder how he will be inside the house now that he has become an A-lister celebrity. We are sure he will entertain us to another level inside the house. Who else do you want to see inside the Bigg Boss house? Let us know in the comments below. View the full article
  14. All of India?s near-10,000 movie screens have remained shut since the country imposed a strict lockdown in March this year
  15. People often assume that in India, it is only our film industry celebrities who are the stalwarts of style and ‘the’ people to follow, if one wants to stay updated on the latest trends around style. Well, it turns out, some of our actors from the television industry, aren’t far behind. © Twitter/ParthSamthaanFans In fact, if you follow some of our TV celebrities closely on Instagram and other social media platforms, one can safely say that they are, in fact, way more stylish, and open to experimenting than the folks over at Bollywood. © Instagram/karantacker Here are 10 such Indian television actors, who are giving major Bollywood celebrities, a proper run for their money with their style. 1. Shaheer Sheikh © Instagram/shaheernsheikh Shaheer has an impeccable sense of style and is a really sharp dresser. Whether you think of Indian ethnic wear, or something with western silhouettes, he pulls off everything with unparalleled grace. 2. Karan Wahi © Instagram/karanwahi Karan, without a doubt, is one of the most stylish fashionable men in the country. He has a charm, and an innate ability to look great in just about anything. Although he does experiment with his style, you won’t be seeing him going for something over the top. 3. Zain Imam © Instagram/zainimam_official Next up, we have Zain Imam. Although Zain started his television career in 2014, he was an active model before that and has appeared in a number of TV commercials. Needless, to say, he knows a thing or two about style, and fashion. 4. Karan Tacker © Instagram/karantacker Apart from being a massive sneakerhead, Karan is a legit grooming God. Besides the way he grooms his beard, his style, his fitness and his chiselled physique are a few other things that his fans just swoon over. 5. Shakti Arora © Instagram/shaktiarora Now, here’s a guy who isn’t afraid to experiment with his style. Normally, people will try sticking to the stuff they know that works best for them. Shakti, on the other hand, seems to be of the opinion of making things work in your favour, whether it suits your intrinsic style or not. Just browse through his IG profile, and you’ll see outfits as varied as they can be. 6. Parth Samthaan © Twitter/ParthSamthaanFans Although Parth has been a part of the Indian television industry for quite some time now, the recent surge in his popularity and appeal is largely due to the recent shows that he has signed, and of course, an amazing sense of style. From streetwear to smart casuals, if you’re looking for some serious style inspiration, he is the person to follow. 7. Nakuul Mehta © Instagram/nakuulmehta Finally, we have Nakuul Mehta. He has one of the best beard grooming routines in the industry and that shows. From an evening shadow-styled stubble to a full-fledged, full-faced beard, the man knows how to make beards look super cool, no matter what the length. Oh, and as for his style, well, his Instagram profile can serve as a look-book and a style guide, for men, no matter what the occasion. View the full article
  16. As the country limps back to normalcy, the government has decided to re-open theatres after being shut for more than six months. The Government of India issued new guidelines for 're-opening' of cinema halls/multiplexes. And the list of Bollywood movies which will be releasing this week has also been announced. Taran Adarsh tweeted the official announcement of these six Bollywood movies, all of which will be re-releasing. As cinemas ready to reopen their doors from this week onwards, the list of #Hindi films scheduled for re-release this week is OFFICIALLY announced... ⭐️ #Tanhaji ⭐️ #ShubhMangalZyadaSaavdhan ⭐️ #Malang ⭐️ #Kedarnath ⭐️ #Thappad More films will be scheduled in coming days. pic.twitter.com/4Dm7xCjIlG — taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) October 14, 2020 Here's more about the six movies that will be re-releasing in the theatres this week. 1. Tanhaji : The Unsung Warrior Helmed by Om Raut, the film pays tribute to the unsung hero Tanaji Malusare who fought alongside Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj as a military leader in the Maratha army. Ajay Devgn plays Tanaji Malusare while Kajol is seen as his wife Savitribai Malusare. Saif Ali Khan makes for a daunting antagonist as Udaybhan Singh Rathore. 2. Kedarnath Kedarnath is a love story of a Hindu tourist played by Sara Ali Khan and a Muslim porter (pithoo) played by Sushant Singh Rajput. The film is set in the backdrop of the devastating Uttarakhand floods that took several thousand lives in 2013. 3. Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan In Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan, Ayushmann Khurrana and Jitendra Kumar had teamed up to address the issue of homosexuality in a light-hearted, humourous way. 4. Thappad The movie raised the burning question of how important a woman’s self-respect is and Taapsee Pannu had done a brilliant job in portraying the protagonist who’s not ready to give in to age-old practices of ‘adjust karna padta hai’ culture. 5. Malang Malang, directed by Mohit Suri is a crime thriller featuring Aditya Roy Kapur and Disha Patani as serial killers, while Anil Kapoor and Kunal Khemmu play cops. 6. PM Narendra ModiIN CINEMAS NEXT WEEK... #PMNarendraModi - starring #VivekAnandOberoi in title role - will re-release in *cinemas* next week... OFFICIAL poster announcing the theatrical release... pic.twitter.com/NfGRJoQVFS — taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) October 10, 2020 The film brings to screen the journey of PM Narendra Modi — from a chaiwala at a railway station to finally becoming the leader of the world’s largest democracy. People aren’t very pleased with the decision of re-releasing these films however, and they are also upset with how Sushant Singh Rajput’s Kedarnath is being used to lure people into coming to theatres. Don't make #Bollywood money.. Still they to earn by selling SSR name.. #BoycottBollywoodAe oh Jinone #SSR ko kaha chote shahar ka log bare shapne nehi dekhte.. #BoycottBollywoodGodfather #WhoMadeBollywoodGodfather #BoycottBollywood #JusticeForSSR pic.twitter.com/KN5xvkQM5q — SSR Dreams ️ (@Urmy3110) October 14, 2020#Kedarnath was intentionally destroyed and removed from theatres despite it doing so well at box office,to give screens to Mafia films #Zero and #Simbba!! Now they are milking #SushantSinghRajput film to gain back audience! Audience be smart please #Bollywood #Justice4SSR — Ajay Mittal (@ajay36mittal) October 14, 2020Sahi kaha ....Will that profit go towards charity...The answer is a big no ...So why fill Producers' pockets ? We will better use that money to fulfill SSR's dreams .Plant a tree ..Help a poor. — Justice For Sushant♥️ NOT A BOT (@ATrueGuiltyFan) October 14, 2020Wow Why Kedarnath? No one wants to miss a chance of making money in the name of Sushant. I don't know if the concept of soul is real or myth but if it's real then I feel pity for his soul that it hasn't got any Peace until now. Everyone's just using him be it fans or whoever. — Siddharth Pal (@SiddharthPal19) October 14, 2020 View the full article
  17. What's that saying? That people who live in glass houses should not throw stones? Well, someone really needs to show this to Vivek Agnihotri because man, he's spewing hate online which is incredibly ironic considering his movies. © Twitter Vivek Agnihotri is coming after Bollywood for 'destroying' a lot of things like 'art and culture' and people can't help but laugh at him. Sorry for repeating the word irony, but that's what sums up this entire thing. Can the public sue Bollywood for destroying music, lyrics, language, art, creativity, social fabric and culture of India? — Vivek Ranjan Agnihotri (@vivekagnihotri) October 12, 2020 When an actor who worked on your movie is telling you to be shaant, maybe you should actually listen. Full props to Nikhil Dwivedi for this hilarious tweet. Sirrrrrrr You and I made #HateStory together. Bahut trolling hogi hamari shant ho jaao. https://t.co/ePtGyAcugT — Nikhil Dwivedi (@Nikhil_Dwivedi) October 13, 2020 The entire thing would be even funnier if it wasn't so sad. Hahahahhahahahahha — Sayani Gupta (@sayanigupta) October 13, 2020 Oh, his explanation, by the way. Hate Story was made on the same exploitative and titillating template of Bollywood which believes the audience is dumb and somehow make fool of them. Producers came but I never quit all those films and reinvented myself. — Vivek Ranjan Agnihotri (@vivekagnihotri) October 13, 2020 When did Hate Story become a hit? Am I missing something? The point is, irrespective of producers believe, you made it and their belief was proven right when the film scored at the box office. So for your sensible cinema to be made you needed a hate story to succeed. In that case, how do you blame an industry and not the movie goer? — Noyon Jyoti Parasara | নয়ন জ্যোতি পৰাশৰ (@NoyonSENSE) October 13, 2020 He's a disgusting man. ‘Kapde Utaar Ke Naacho’: Vivek Agnihotri Told Actress Tanushree Dutta During ‘Chocolate’ Film Shoothttps://t.co/SxacTjH6Xx pic.twitter.com/W1Ai77OVhd — June Paul (@journojuno) October 13, 2020 Brilliantly upholding the social fabric and culture of India. Unforgettable dialogue from Hate Story https://t.co/9n407sXcHS pic.twitter.com/O7DmTDqnfo — Shreemi Verma (@shreemiverma) October 13, 2020 Ouch. Besharm ko sharm thodi hi aati hai — faridi (@faridi10) October 13, 2020 Imagine tweeting this and talking about culture. Says who! You are toxic af MoFo https://t.co/Opse3f8js9 pic.twitter.com/jpIn1L8qyV — Gladiator (@preREQuisite007) October 13, 2020 Disgusting man. Yes Some are destroying our culture too https://t.co/4frjnWUZhP pic.twitter.com/J18gCIX4dJ — ShashiK_🇮🇳 (@ShAsHiK158) October 13, 2020 Good idea. Lets start with the director of Hate Story. https://t.co/TI2iGLNdj5 — bunny (@itzsohamx) October 13, 2020 Someone should. Can I sue you for destroying cinema, music, lyrics, language, art, creativity, social fabric, culture and most importantly "common sense" of India? pic.twitter.com/ijLaMZZjW9 — Vetri, First of his Name (@vetrijedi) October 13, 2020 The emojis, tho. ️️️ https://t.co/9n407sXcHS pic.twitter.com/wCnyNyjqbE — Shreemi Verma (@shreemiverma) October 13, 2020 Please sit, uncle. Can someone file him for this..?? And he is INDIAN representative of Culture.!! https://t.co/VrRbyzy2Dn pic.twitter.com/YuzRG49t4c — Nautankibaaj (@PAPA__Tweets) October 12, 2020 Sums it up. 🤣🤣🤣🤣 — Saurabh mane (@MrSaurabhMane) October 13, 2020 View the full article
  18. The pandemic has constrained us to our homes and for most of us, it is usually all about trying that YouTube recipe or planning an evening with a glass of wine and a good book. © Unplash In case finding new acoustic music was on your list, then like me, you’re probably playing some soothing music for that much-needed sukoon at night. Here are 7 acoustic numbers we recommend everyone to add to their list: 1. The Love Mashup This one is a combination of 3 beautiful songs and sung by the lovely artist duo of Nupur Pant and Saurabh Kalsi. Very refreshing and soothing. 2. Phir MohabbatGet a guitar and give it to this magic larynx box called Jubin Nautyal. That’s it! 3. Phir Leya AyaThis is on everyone’s list, regardless of them enjoying Bollywood music or not. Hits different when Arijit begins to croon. 4. Ik TaraWake Up Sid, a wonderful movie with songs which basically had lyrics drawn out from all of our lives. While the original song is lovely, this acoustic version is super special. 5. Lag Jaa Gale Sanam Johar’s acoustic version of this particular song is like honey to the ears. A must-add to your list, in case you haven’t. 6. Koi Fariyaad The original song was sung by Jagjit Singh and it has been revived in a beautiful acoustic version by none other than current favourite B Praak. 7. Ek Pyaar Ka Nagma HaiWhen the ‘zindagi aur kuch nahi, teri meri kahani hai’ hits your heart, you feel it hard. A classic song in its acoustic form, perfect for any evening. View the full article
  19. Back in the old days, it seemed like Bollywood only had one agenda - show who can make the most adarsh child in a movie. Sanskaars this, sanskaars that, all that the grown-up children could do was literally what their parents told them to, after all, don't want them to be batameez, right? But, like always, it was taken too far and I'm not even talking about all the misogyny masquerading as sanskaars in these movies. Yes, of course, kids should respect their parents and listen to them but not to the extent of giving up any free will and living their life just according to them. That's honestly extremely problematic, but sadly, way too relevant for desi children. And overly-sankaari movies didn't help the case at all, everything was so extreme and over the top, it almost feels like propaganda movies that parents collectively made for kids everywhere. 1. Baghban © B. R. Films The first movie when you think of sankaars will never not be Baghban. I get what the movie was trying to say, children can be disrespectful after 'leaving the nest' but they showed such extremes sides of the spectrum, it honestly feels like a comedy. © B. R. Films On one hand, the worst, most disrespectful kids any person can have, and on the other hand, you have a son who puts his parents' picture in the temple? It's so bizarre that there was no balance between the behaviour, just polar opposites. 2. Hum Saath-Saath Hain © Rajshri Productions A well-loved typical Bollywood drama showing how great joint families are. You have righteous, adarsh children who will do anything to not let their parents down, even if it involves being more mature than the parents and going away to protect the family. © Rajshri Productions 3. Hum Aapke Hain Koun..! © Rajshri Productions I would personally like to thank this movie for bestowing upon the internet the meme of Renuka Shahane falling down the stairs. But, there's still so much problematic stuff in the movie, almost as problematic as the internet making a joke out of a death scene. Every one of these sanskaari movies has Mohnish Bahl playing the sensible and mature older brother and has Salman Khan playing a character named Prem. Was this in their contract or something? © Rajshri Productions If the older brother's wife died, didn't anyone think it was weird to marry off the widowed guy to his late wife's younger sister? Anything to keep the sanskaars intact, I guess. 4. Vivah © Rajshri Productions Oh yes, the only goal in life for a woman is to get married and become fair otherwise who will marry you? A lot of these movies are just straight-up sexist and it's infuriating to see. © Rajshri Productions Sanskaari bahu is the ultimate life goal, no other personality trait. 5. Cocktail © Illuminati Films Okay, I know this is the farthest thing from a sanskaari movie, but hear me out. The movie is on this list because it basically shows the juxtaposition of a wild party girl with a simple and sankaari woman. © Illuminati Films It shows the party girl as someone you just have fun with, but she's not marriage material, of course. What a subtle way of showing sanskaari is better than an independent woman. Hmm, I smell something. Oh, it's misogyny! View the full article
  20. We know that Bollywood has been copying films from both Hollywood and the southern film industries for ages now. However, we have been living under the illusion that most of them do not do that well. Well, we couldn’t have been more wrong. Some of these copied films not just raked in a ton of cash, but saved dying careers too. But as film-going audiences, can you name the originals that Bollywood filmmakers copied or ‘remade’ in Hindi? View the full article
  21. Unrequited love, the most common trope in romantic Bollywood movies. It's a tragic yet beautiful thing that is honestly pretty hard to show. One-sided love is extremely common in the day-to-day lives of people, it's a relatable subject and it's straight-up infuriating to see that plot done poorly. © Dharma Productions Just a public service announcement - unrequited love is when one person falls in love with someone who doesn't feel the same way but then learns to work through their feelings without guilt-tripping or chasing after said person. It's not continuously going after the person who doesn't return your affection, and it's not taking 'no' for an answer. Now that's just problematic. © Orion Pictures There are so many instances where Bollywood has shown the hero chasing after a girl, stalking a girl when she doesn't love him back and showing the story of him, eventually, wearing her down enough to fall in love with him as romantic. Hello police, please arrest the guy. So, here are some times when movies actually showed one-sided love in a realistic way that may or may not have led to a lot of character development: 1. Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani © Dharma Productions It's pretty evident from the beginning of the movie that Aditi is in love with her friend Avi but her longing for him is limited to her suffering alone because of her feelings. Never once it went over to the creepy territory of her making that his problem. © Dharma Productions Eventually, her character has so much growth and she settles down with someone who loves her and who she loves as well. She knew she and Avi were not meant to be and it's great to see her moving on while also preserving her friendship with Avi. 2. Namastey London © Adlabs Films Ltd Jazz tricked Arjun into getting married, then revealed it was all a game for her after getting him to an entirely different country. And even then, Arjun always respected her, loved her, and never chased after her. Him being a genuine guy and then her friend made her realize that she actually loved him back as well. © Adlabs Films Ltd© BCCL It was such a natural progression of love that it showed how real-world romances work. Wholesome, 10/10. 3. PK © UTV Motion Pictures A one-sided love from an alien. Wow, did not know we needed someone not human to teach us about love © UTV Motion Pictures PK fell in love with Jaggu but he realized that she was still in love with Sarfaraz, and had been for years and years. He sacrificed his love to reunite the two people who had been waiting for each other for a long time. Well, I did say one-sided love was tragic but it did give way to another love story to flourish. 4. Ajab Prem Ki Ghazab Kahani © UTV Motion Pictures Another story with the man in love reuniting the person he's in love with the person who she's in love with. Sounds complicated, but really isn't. Prem decided to change so much about himself just so he could impress Jenny and it's all very innocent. Then, when he finds out she's in love with someone else, he does everything in his power to help her have a happy life with the other guy. © UTV Motion Pictures She, eventually, realizes that it was Prem she was in love with all this while and I know, it's such a cliche, but it's still not done forcefully. 5. Darr © Yash Raj Films Hear me out before you come for my throat. The odd one out, but the most realistic portrayal of one-sided love, because if that's left unchecked, it can easily turn into an obsession. It's great that the movie showed Rahul as the actual villain instead of 'oh no, the poor guy loves her so much, she doesn't appreciate him enough'. © Yash Raj Films It's a very realistic portrayal of what most women go through, what women are afraid of, and how a guy obsessed with a girl isn't romantic, it's straight-up criminal. View the full article
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