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Dedicatedly carrying forward his father’s legacy ! Rakesh Bharadwaj, a mestro of rhythm music

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Dedicatedly carrying forward his father's legacy ! Rakesh Bharadwaj, a mestro of rhythm music

Chandra Singh Rahi is one of the most popular singing legends of Uttarakhand adored and remembered fondly by one and all, all over Uttarakhand globally. Though, not within us, Rahiji is an institution of Uttarakhand folk and old traditional singing, having accorded it new heights during his lifetime. His peculiar songs possessing the unique blend of indepth pahari culture and language are still adored and loved by his millions n millions of fans nationally.

Having dedicated and devoted his entire life to vastly promote and preserve the Uttarakhandi culture of Garhwal and Kumaon through his melodious singing and mesmerising music, late Chandra Singh Garhwali is a name afresh in every Uttarakhandi’s mind and heart most reverentially even today n will continue to be in future as well.

Taking cue from his father, his capable son Rakesh Bharadwaj, a maestro in rythem music, has now dedicated his entire life to further promote ahead his father’s enriched legacy but in a different form.

A perfect singer and a musician of repute being well versed in playing every musical instrument with tremendousamont of dexterity , keeping in view the changing times and coping with the interests and preferences of the new generation Rakesh has tried to redevelop his late father’s legacy of popular songs in different tunes to suit the present generation though not disturbing the actual lyrics and their meanings there of.

His latest band with orchestra mixes his father’s old popular songs to give them a new interesting blend best suiting to the music intetest of the current young generation inviting tremendous applauds and appreciation. Till now Rakesh Bharadwaj has under fusion held hundreds of shows all over India including foreign countries amongst the Uttarakhandies inviting tremendous applauds n bringing laurels to the family and the music fraternity. Let’s have a look at a newpost . live post on talented Rakesh:

Year 1999. Dr. Palash Sen’s Euphoria comes out with ‘Mayari’ a song which instantly tops music charts across the country and around the same time, making his debut in the Euphoria band was a young lad from Pauri, Garhwal called Rakesh Bhardwaj.

18 years since then, Rakesh Bhardwaj a maestro in rhythm instruments including those from Garhwal and its folk songs, hasnt looked back. Initiated into the world of fusion music Rakesh was born into the family of legendary Garhwali singer Chander Singh Rahi, the first Garhwali to sing at the All India Radio Station, so it doesn’t come as surprise when Rakesh tells us, ‘Music, was my first love, I started playing musical instruments at a young age and would hear my father sing. Then at 13, I started my formal education at the Gandharwa Mahavidyalay, learning tabla from Ustad Faiyaz Khan guru and at present I am a disciple of Taal Yogi Pt. Suresh Talwarkar ji.’

In the year 2014, the famous percussionist conceptualised, ‘Pahadi soul,’ a company dedicated to revive and renew old, authentic pahari songs giving it a fresh tinge. ‘I always wanted to do something worthwhile for my hill-state, give it that recognition, it truly deserves, specially in the field of music.’

He bravely chose ‘Bedo Paako’ as his first choice of song to reinvent. The song considered as the anthem for Garhwalis all over the world became an instant hit. Since, then Rakesh has painstakingly reinvented music videos, some based on his father’s early songs such as ‘saat samundar paar,’ ‘apni thati tay‘, ‘Gado Guloband,’ and more recently followed by ‘Kukdi.‘

‘I am not in it for the money,’ he tells us. ‘It is about my passion for our culture, tradition and more so our music that keeps me going. Music is a wind that blows away years and distance within minutes. I want to revive forgotten, soulful songs from our magic mountains without loosing their authenticity.’

Rakesh states that he will not stop reinventing regional songs until he comes across a young lad or girl playing pahadi songs on his/her mobile instead of a Punjabi song.

Definitely our man, is on a mission and he is not going to miss a beat, until it is achieved.

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Deepika Padukone rejects Draupadi’s role in Aamir Khan’s ‘Mahabharat’, details inside

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One of the most successful actresses in town, Deepika Padukone had a lovely 2018 with her last film Padmaavat doing extremely well at the box office and of course, her marriage with actor Ranveer Singh.
After the release of Paadmavat, Deepika took a break from films for a while. But looks like break time is over for the actress as she has signed a project which will be directed by the Raazi director Meghna Gulzar.
The film is expected to go on floors in March next year. Deepika will also be turning producer with this film, in which she will be essaying the role of an acid attack victim.
Reports also claim that Deepika Padukone was approached by Aamir Khan for his next– Mahabharat.
In fact, several times, the actress was spotted outside the Thugs Of Hindostan actor’s house as well, which suggests that talks were on the table.
Reports also stated that Aamir had approached Deepika for the role of Draupadi in the film.
However, according to a recent report in Mumbai Mirror, the actress has turned down the offer and said no to Aamir Khan’s ambitious project.
Mahabarat is said to be Aamir’s dream project. The actor has carried out intense research in order to ensure that each character is portrayed authentically.
In fact, he walked out of Mahesh Mathai’s space drama, Saare Jahan Se Achha, the biopic on Rakesh Sharma, the first Indian to visit space, for Mahabharat.
Aamir then recommended Shah Rukh Khan for the film.
Reports also suggest that Aamir Khan is planning to make Mahabharat into a seven-part series which will have different directors for each series.
Even though this seems ingteresting, we are sad that Deepika won’t share screen space with Aamir for this project at least.

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Ekta Kapoor robbed of Rs 60000, domestic help and driver questioned- details inside

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Producer-director, queen of the Hindi television industry and the head honcho of Balaji Telefilms, Ekta Kapoor was robbed of Rs 60,000 recently.

Yes, Ekta, who has now filed a police complaint at the Juhu police station, realised that from an amount of Rs 1.5 lakh, cash of Rs 60 thousand was missing from her bag.

According to reports, the incident took place on Saturday, while it came to Ekta Kapoor’sknowledge only recently after she picked up her bag and felt it lighter than it should have been.

Soon, a case was lodged under Section 379 of IPC (Indian Penal Code) by the police.

However, if reports are to be believed, no arrest has been made so far.

Mid-Day quoted a source as saying, “On counting the cash, she realised that 60,000 was missing. She approached the Juhu police station and filed a complaint.”

The news was confirmed by ACP Dattatray Pandurang Bhargude, who was quoted as saying, “It could be the handiwork of someone working in Ekta’s Juhu bungalow. The  accused will be arrested soon.”

According a report, a team of three police officers has been formed to investigate the case.

Till now, five people have been questioned including Ekta Kapoor’s domestic help and car driver.

Reports further suggest that bank account details and the addresses of the five suspects have been taken and the police officers are scanning the details to find out who the culprit is.

Even the CCTV footage from Ekta’s bungalow is being scanned to figure out if someone else had entered her residence and robbed the money.

 

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Sanjay Dutt, Aayush Sharma to collaborate for gangster drama- details inside

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After impressing the audience with his performance in his debut film LoveYatri, Salman Khan’s brother-in-law, Aayush Sharma, is all set to collaborate with Sanjay Dutt for a gangster drama.

“The film is loosely inspired by the underworld and an era of its rise and fall. Since it’s a high octane action film, we could think of no one better than the legendary Sanjay Dutt,” producer of the film Prerna Arora told PTI.

“Aayush Sharma seems promising and has great screen presence. We were both keen on working with each other,” she added.

It will be interesting to see Sanjay Dutt andAayush Sharma share the screen space for the first time!

Even though both the actors have been roped in for the project, formalities with them are underway.

An official announcement too about the same will be made soon.

The untitled project will be jointly produced by Prerna under the banner Five Studio Five Elements and choreographer-filmmaker Ahmed Khan.

The film is set to go on floors in May 2019.

Sanjay Dutt who was last seen in Saheb Biwi Aur Gangster 3, also has Karan Johar’s home production film Kalank and Ashutosh Gowariker directed Panipat in his kitty.

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Sara Ali Khan breaks silence on Love Jihad allegations against ‘Kedarnath’

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Sara Ali Khan, daughter of Saif Ali Khan and Amrita Singh, is all set to make her Bollywood debut with ‘Kedarnath‘ this December.

While people seem to be quite impressed with her looks and her dialogue delivery, her debut film has managed to provoke the ire of a local organisation of priests as well as a senior BJP leader.

They have alleged that the film promotes love jihad (a term used to describe alleged campaigns under which Muslim men target women belonging to non-Muslim communities for conversion to Islam by feigning love). They feel that by making this film, director Abhishek Kapoor, has hurt the sentiments of Hindus.

In a recent interview with Mumbai Mirror, when asked to comment on the controversy, Sara said, “It’s really not that kind of a film, rather it’s about how Kedarnath is as much Mansoor’s world as it’s Mukku’s. I don’t understand this kind of divisiveness, but then I don’t understand racism or sexism, which is rampant across the world, either. At the same time, I believe that while my life’s experiences and education have shaped my thought process, the lack of it could have influenced others to think differently. And just as everyone doesn’t have to like every movie, we can coexist with different world views.”

Set against the 2013 flash floods in Kedarnath, the film revolves around the love story of Mansoor, a pitthoo (played by Sushant Singh Rajput) and Mukku (Sara). Produced by Ronnie Screwvala and Pragya Kapoor, Kedarnath is slated to release on 7 December.

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2.0: Akshay Kumar aka ‘Pakshirajan’ spreads the message of co-existence in the latest poster

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As fans continue to flock cinema halls across the country to watch ‘2.0’, Bollywood actor Akshay Kumar on Thursday spread the message of co-existence with nature. In the new poster, Akshay Kumar is seen clicking a selfie while a parrot is sitting on his shoulder.

The message on the picture read “Pakshi nahi to Manushya nahi” (If there is no bird, no humans would exist). The ‘Gold’ star looked unrecognisable as he sported a white beard. In his caption, he said that this world not specifically designed for humans but also for other living beings to co-exist alongside them.

Fans of Rajinikanth danced and rejoiced across Chennai as the much-anticipated movie 2.0 hit the screens. Directed by S. Shankar, the flick stars Akshay as a mysterious supervillain, who has the superpower to control crows and mobile phones. He has taken over the world with this ability. When the world is in a desperate need of a superhero, scientists and researchers bring back Chitti, the robot (Rajinikanth’s character).

Directed by S. Shankar, the flick also stars Amy Jackson, who plays a droid in the film. The ‘Khiladi’ actor plays the role of an antagonist, a scientist who becomes eccentric after an experiment goes wrong.

‘2.0’ brings Rajinikanth, Akshay Kumar, and Director Shankar together for the first time and is a sequel of 2010 film ‘Enthiran’, which had released in Hindi as ‘Robot’.

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Ayushmann Khurrana to romance Nushrat Bharucha in Ekta Kapoor’s comedy flick, details inside

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It was a great year for actor Ayushmann Khurrana as two of his films AndhaDhun andBadhaai Ho, dis exceptionally well at the box office, and in fact was highly appreciated by the audience and critics alike.

In fact, both the ventures are still running in the threatres and giving a tough competition to new releases.

This probably proves that the actor has impressed the audience with his mind-blowing performance.

With such superb performances in 2018, looks like the coming year will be a lot more busier for the actor.

In fact, Ayushmann has signed one more film, which is expected to be a comedy flick.

In the film, he will be seen romancing Pyaar Ka Punchnama actress Nushrat Bharucha.

The Ekta Kapoor film, with Ayushmann and Nushrat as the leads is set to go on floors in December, and we can barely wait to see the film!

The untitled venture, bankrolled by Ekta Kapoorwill be directed by Raaj Shaandilyaa, who is known for writing films like Bhomi and Freaky Ali.

Nushrat Bharucha, who will be seen collaborating with Ayushmann for the first time said, “After working with Ekta in the past, this is a homecoming of sorts for me. I am excited to work with Ayushmann for this comedy entertainer. Interestingly, this year has been favourable for strong content-driven films; and this film will, hopefully, continue this tide.”

Apart from this, Nushrat Bharucha will next be seen in Turram Khan opposite Rajkummar Rao, which is be directed by Hansal Mehta.

Hansal Mehta with Turram Khan, will be collaborating with Rajkummar for the fifth time after Shahid, Aligarh, Citylights and Omerta.

The film will be produced by Ajay Devgn, along with Luv Ranjan and Ankur Garg.

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Unlike Bollywood, Southern stars more punctual and professional: Akshay Kumar on working in ‘2.0’

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Akshay Kumar who will next be seen in Rajinikanth-starrer 2.0, said that working in the film was a learning experience for him as he realised the south industry is not only more punctual but also more professional than Bollywood.

The actor plays the villain, Dr Richard, in the film which is a sequel to Shankar’s blockbusterEnthiran.

“Technologically, South is more advanced than us. They are more professional than us. If the shoot time is 7.30, the shooting will start sharp on time. Here, 7.30 means you can come by 9.30. Their superstars arrive on time on set,” Akshay said in a group interview.

The actor believes newcomers should do at least five films down south before coming to Bollywood as time is not a luxury one can afford in southern cinema.

“You learn a lot. I sometimes feel a newcomer should do five films there and then come here. He or she will learn a lot. In a day, they take 30-40 shots. Here we manage around 12-13 shots. They don’t take other people for granted. They value other people’s time,” he said.

The Gold actor also went on to say that he was bowled over by the humility of megastarRajinikanth when he first met him.

“We used to talk in Marathi. He is a Maharashtrian and I also know the language. He is a great man. It’s amazing how you give him one dialogue and he changes it into an epic dialogue. He puts entertainment in every line,” he said.

Recently, Rajinikanth had said that 2.0 will belong to Akshay but the Padman star considers himself to be the “Amrish Puri” of the action-fantasy genre.

“He (Rajinikanth) is just being humble. It’s very much his film because the title is 2.0. I can’t be that. He is 2.0. He is just being kind and nice to me. I respect him for that. It’s very much his film. I am the Amrish Puri of the film,” he quipped.

2.0, which also stars Amy Jackson, is scheduled to release on November 29.

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Anushka Sharma to take time off from Zero promotions to join Virat Kohli in Australia for their 1st wedding anniversary

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Striking that elusive work-life balance isn’t easy, but B-Town beauties like Anushka Sharma show that it can be done without skipping a beat. The leggy lass is all set to get snowed under the promotions of Zero, but the meticulous planner that she is, the actress has ensured that she takes some time off to ring in her first wedding anniversary with hubby Virat Kohli on December 11.
“Anushka had planned this trip months ago and the Zero team was aware that she would be taking a few days off in December to celebrate this special moment.
The Indian cricket team will play against Australia and Anushka will join hubby Virat for some days. She will fly back post the celebrations. Their hectic work schedules can only permit them this time of togetherness,” says a friend.
The friend adds, “Shah Rukh Khan has planned an extensive promotional campaign with Anushka and she has given till the end of November to finish all the activities. Their story is the film’s plot driver, so plans have been made accordingly by the superstar. After the Sui Dhaaga: Made In India star returns, she will dive headlong into the hectic promotions of Zero for the entire month.” Atta girl!

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Kapil Sharma is BACK with ‘The Kapil Sharma Show’, Watch the first promo

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The long wait has finally come to an end as the first promo of much awaited, The Kapil Sharma Show, the comeback vehicle of popular comedianKapil Sharma is out. After his last show, Family Time With Kapil Sharma, was abruptly pulled off the air, the actor/comedian went into a self-imposed exile and is now ready to come back on Television with a bang.

Unlike the promos of his previous shows, this time the makers have decided to touch the emotional side of the audience using laughter as the key. It features people from common life bonding over the laughter spilled across the tables while people watch the show.

The promo features a boss-employee duo, a blind girl enjoying the show with her family, a sick man collecting little doses of laughter from his hospital bed and many more. In the end, we get to see a humorous Kapil Sharma with a ‘Jald Hasayenge’ written besides him.

With this promo, the makers have tried to connect the show with the audience on a more personal level and this is something we didn’t get to see in his previous show which were more likely to be funny. In fact the promo of Kapil’s last show (FTWKS) had Kapil and Ajay Devgn taking digs at the comedian. The new promo ofThe Kapil Sharma Show is simple does not involve any appearances by the show’s actors. It means that the Kapil will promote it as a show that belongs to people and not the actors.

Kapil Sharma has already carved a permanent place for himself in the hearts of the audience with his shows in the past and will look to maintain his stature among them after his previous show was pulled off air due to poor ratings. He was on a career high a few months back, but his image took a major hit after a mid-air scuffle with his co-stars of the show.

Kapil Sharma was accused of indecent behavior towards his colleagues which prompted half of the actors on the show to walk out includingSunil Grover. Only, Kiku Sharda stayed back. The ratings of the show’s first season saw a sharp drop, Kapil struggled to carry it all by himself.

Now, Kapil is all pumped up for his comeback  and also made an appearance in the Grand finale of Kaun Banega Crorepati season 10 recently. And looks like, he hasn’t lost his charm as he entertained the audience with his hilarious anecdotes.

We are all excited to watch him make us laugh till our stomach hurts with this new laughter ride! So, brace yourselves. Keep calm and wait forThe Kapil Sharma Show to return!

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Have Arjun Kapoor and Malaika Arora jointly purchased a house in Mumbai?

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As per a latest report in Pinkvilla, rumoured couple Malaika Arora and Arjun Kapoor have jointly purchased a new property at a location near Mumbai’s Lokhandwala complex.
It’s not yet clear whether they plan to move in together or they have just invested in the property for future purposes.
“Arjun and Malaika have together purchased a flat in a plush society near Lokhandwala Complex. It is their joint investment together. Whether they plan to live in or no is entirely up to them. But they are surely getting a space for themselves,” the portal quoted a source as saying.
The interiors of the house are currently being set up, which the lovebirds are closely monitoring. “Currently, the interiors of the house are being done and both Malaika and Arjun are looking into the details,” the source further added.
Speculations are rife that a wedding is on the cards for Malaika and Arjun. When questioned about the same, Malaika told Hindustan Times in a recent interview, “I never answer personal questions. Not that I shy away from answering or whatever. I just don’t feel comfortable talking about my personal life. And whatever my life has been, everyone is aware of it. I don’t need to be talking about it. I am just enjoying my life – it’s beautiful and precious.”
Lately, Karan Johar has been dropping a lot of hints about their impending nuptials. when Karan asked about his relationship status on ‘Koffee With Karan’, Arjun replied, “No, I’m not single”. This confession left Janhvi in surprise.
When Karan further inquired and asked when will he be telling his family, Arjun, pointing at Janhvi, said, ”Clearly, it has just happened”. Stunned by Arjun’s answer, Janhvi said, ”Yeah, it has been introduced on this show.” Arjun even said that he is open to marriage. ”Yes, now I am. Earlier, I wasn’t,” he said.
However, as per a close friend of the duo, marriage is not what they are aiming for, at the moment.
“Arjun and Malaika have started spending quality time together. They are extremely fond of each other and are exploring their beautiful relationship. Let’s not jump the gun here. We should just let them be. Marriage is definitely not on the cards anytime soon for them,” the insider informed Dna After Hrs.
“Arjun is a doting brother and will only settle down once his sister Anshula agrees to do so. Malaika is also just beginning to get to know Arjun well. They have just started their courtship and both are clear that they want to enjoy each other’s company right now. Arjun is neck-deep in his film commitments and Malaika, too, has a hectic work life. There is a lot of time before the relationship hits the next gear,” the source added.

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