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ULTRA RICH ACTOR FATHER PRESENTS EXPENSIVE GIFT TO A YEAR OLD SON

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I was just scrolling the google search to see the status of children dying of malnutrition or hunger and was shocked to find the following beginning brief:
836 million Indians survive on less than Rs. 20 (less than half-a-dollar) a day. Over 20 crore Indians will sleep hungry tonight. 10 million people die every year of chronic hunger and hunger-related diseases.

Only eight percent are the victims of hunger caused by high-profile earthquakes, floods, droughts and wars. However, if we go further ahead and search for statistics of the adivasi population or children, the situation is more horrific. Why to go to the far distant villages of the rural belt of India for finding hunger starved or malnourished children dying or suffering of hunger related issues but anguishingly you can find them loitering in and around the huge dustbins and their shelters either eagerly searching foodstuffs or earning petty amount for themselves and their hapless families living in abject poverty by keenly segregating the rubbish.

There are hundreds, even thousands of children working as ragpickers in and around Delhi devoid of basic health facilities segregating degradable and bio degradable wastes, having a totally bleak future thus remaining completely illeterate and finally dying due to malnutrition as a ragpicker only.

Many of them die on roadsides shivering in acute cold during winters or extreme summer due to heat strokes. Who cares? Now see the topsy tervy development, the news flows in that the nearing super star of Bollywood and son of former Cricket captain late Nawab Pataudi, Saif Ali Khan is gifting his son Taimur a swanky car of whopping Rs 1.3 crore on Children’s day. What a grand gesture from a traditional rich prince turned dynastic actor son of the Nawab/ cricketer father n popular actress mother.

Undoubtedly extraordinarily, lucky are Taimurs’ the excessively pampered new borns. Good luck to him but what about millions of those who leave every thing to their fate? May all live long, healthily and prosperously. AMEN.

SUNIL NEGI

Sunil Negi is a veteran journalist and President of Uttarakhand Journalists Forum. He majorly writes on politics, current affairs and social issues.

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Mukesh and Nita Ambani’s daughter Isha Ambani to wed Anand Piramal at Antilla tonight

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Isha Ambani and Anand Piramal’s pre-wedding festivities have
Isha Ambani and Anand Piramal’s pre-wedding festivities have set unattainable celebration goals. Now, the Ambanis move to the wedding ceremony, which will take place at the family abode, Antilla located at Altamount Road in South Mumbai. Those who couldn’t make it for the events, which were held in Udaipur over the last weekend, are likely to attend the nuptials today evening. A number of top industrialists, politicians and B-Towners are on the guest list. The functions will apparently begin at 3 pm and will go on till the wee hours. The shaadi will culminate with the bidaai ritual. The Ambanis ensured that all preparations were being taken care of even as the family participated in the pre-wedding events in Udaipur. After Isha and Anand tie the knot, they will have two receptions.

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After the shaadi, the first reception will take place at Jio Gardens. The Ambanis and Piramals will be joined by their family members and friends.

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The second reception will be for their employees and work associates. Isha and Anand will meet guests at this do, which will also be held at the same venue.
et unattainable celebration goals. Now, the Ambanis move to the wedding ceremony, which will take place at the family abode, Antilla located at Altamount Road in South Mumbai. Those who couldn’t make it for the events, which were held in Udaipur over the last weekend, are likely to attend the nuptials today evening. A number of top industrialists, politicians and B-Towners are on the guest list. The functions will apparently begin at 3 pm and will go on till the wee hours. The shaadi will culminate with the bidaai ritual. The Ambanis ensured that all preparations were being taken care of even as the family participated in the pre-wedding events in Udaipur. After Isha and Anand tie the knot, they will have two receptions.
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After the shaadi, the first reception will take place at Jio Gardens. The Ambanis and Piramals will be joined by their family members and friends.
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The second reception will be for their employees and work associates. Isha and Anand will meet guests at this do, which will also be held at the same venue.

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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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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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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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Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas to have a Christian wedding ceremony as well?

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Ever since Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonasgot engaged in July, the couple has been in the headlines, both nationally and at the global level. Even a simple Instagram post by the stars creates a strong buzz. The adorable comments they leave on each others pictures have only made the fans fall in love with them even more. Unarguably, they have been giving us all some serious couple goals and we aren’t complaining at all. Recently, Nick shared an emotional post about his diabetes diagnosis 13 years ago and his lady love commented by writing, ‘Everything about you is special’.

Now that the whole country is still going gaga over the Ranveer Singh – Deepika Padukone’s fairytale destination wedding in Italy, Priyanka and Nick are all set to steal more hearts with their lavish wedding ceremony which is slated to take place on December 2 and 3 at Jodhpur’s Umaid Bhavan Palace. According to a report in Times Now, the wedding festivities will commence from November 28 and Nick will be flying to India with his family by this weekend.

Bride-to-be Priyanka, who is currently shooting for The Sky Is Pink in Delhi, will be wrapping up the shoot by November 25-26 and will join her beau on November 28. As per the reports doing the rounds, Nickyanka, as they’re fondly referred to by their fans, will have two wedding ceremonies – on December 2, 2018, the Hindu ceremony will take place and a Christian ceremony on December 3. Both wedding ceremonies will be taking place at the same venue, reports Midday. The report also suggested that at the wedding Nick will be performing to a medley of international songs and Bollywood chartbusters like Gallan Goodiyan and Pinga.

The nuptial preparations are being overseen by the bride’s mother, Madhu Chopra. Many of Priyanka’s friends from Hollywood are expected to grace the wedding. However, one of her best friends and Duchess of Sussex, Meghan Markle won’t be able to make it on the D-day, reports the website.

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