Actor Fatima Sana Shaikh has said the failure of her most recent release Thugs of Hindostan was “heartbreaking”. Speaking at the green carpet premiere of Netflix’s original Selection Day on Tuesday, the Dangal actor said she felt dejected by the failure of Thugs, which also featured Aamir Khan, Amitabh Bachchan and Katrina Kaif.
“Yeah, it hasn’t done well. It is very heartbreaking. It is very sad because we all tried our best to make a good film. That’s what we tried to do. But unfortunately, the film didn’t work, people didn’t like it. I’m just feeling very bad about this, Fatima told reporters.
Asked about the Selection Day, the actor hailed the streaming giant for providing artistes and storytellers an alternate medium to perform. I found the trailer very interesting. I’m happy that with Netflix there are a lot of Indian shows coming up. So we have a lot of opportunities, writers and directors have a lot of opportunities. These days, we have a lot of options for us to perform. It’s great that these series are out. Like Sacred Games is an amazing show and I hope Selection Day will be great as well.”
Fatima, who broke out in Bollywood with her compelling performance in Dangal, rejected the possibility of her doing another sports drama. “I run away from sports. It was a compulsion that I had to do it in Dangal but sports and me don’t get along,” she said.
Fatima also revealed that she is currently working on a film with Rajkummar Rao which will be directed by filmmaker Anurag Basu.
Sara Ali Khan: Before Weight Loss Transformation
The Bollywood actress Sara Ali Khan has shared one of her old photos clicked much before the drastic transformation. The throwback photograph, which shows the Simba girl with mother Amrita Singh, clearly displays the adorable mother-daughter bonding between them. While posting the picture in social media, the Sara captioned it, “Throwback to when I couldn’t be thrown back.”
Reacting to the post, her rumored boyfriend Kartik Aaryan commented, “This girl looks like Sara Ali.”
It’s not just Kartik but all her fans were surprised to see the post and one of them asked the actress about the secret behind her transformation. “So pretty! How much money, time and effort did it take to transform yourself? #askingforafriend,” she wrote. Another fan wrote, “Takes guts to do this when you are everything a majority wants to be – RESPECT.”
Earlier, in one of the talk shows, Sara had revealed that she used to weigh 96 kg before she entered Bollywood. She has also shared that she was suffering from PCOD (Polycystic ovary syndrome) and struggles a lot to overcome the condition.
On the professional front, Sara Ali khan stepped in Bollywood with her debut in Kedarnath, in which she was acting opposite to Sushant Singh Rajput. Then, she appeared with Ranveer Singh in Rohit Shetty banner Simba, a sequel to Singham, the blockbuster of 2011. Her upcoming projects include Imtiaz Ali’s Love Aaj Kal sequel with Kartik Aryan and Coolie No 1 remake with Varun Dhawan.
From railway platform singer to a star bollywood singer – Ranu Mandal
Nobody really knows what’s in store for them.
Destiny is truly unpredictable. If luck favor’s someone, then it can be a rag to riches story within a short span of time.
One can become a millionaire even in a single night. This may happen once in a while and not always, but in the case of the poor Ranu Mandal, this did happen. Once singing on the distant railway platforms of West Bengal, Ranaghat to be exact, to earn a living singing as a pauper, 59 years Ranu Mandal today is a singing sensation in Bollywood with incessant demands for live shows from various parts of the country.
Sounds unusual and unbelievable, but this is true. Once she was a lady in tatters who was left alone in depression even by own her daughter. Now the entire Mumbai film industry is her fan as her melodious voice has not only impressed, enthralled and mesmerized millions of people in India but also the many music directors, who are keen to offer her a chance to sing in their albums and Bollywood movies. Her daughter too, is back with her after she has become famous.
It’s indeed a rag to riches story, an unexpected dream come true for the poorest of the poor Ranu Mandal who till a few months ago used to sing casually in one of the railway platforms of West Bengal. She mostly hymned the hit song of the legendary star and filmmaker Manoj Kumar, from the movie SHOR “Ye Pyar Ka Nagma Hai, Maujon Ki Rawaani Hai, Zindagi Aur Kuch Bhi Nahi, Teri Meri Kahani Hai”, just to make ends meet. She normally survived on a meal or two or a biscuit packet.
One day a passerby, namely Atindra Chakravarty noticed her melodious voice and by chance recorded her song on mobile and shared it on Facebook which went on to become viral. It was no looking back for Ranu Mandal thereafter who’d never in her wildest dreams, dreamt of gaining so much popularity in social media. A die-hard fan of the singing legend Lata Mangeshkar, Ranu’s video became so widely viral that crores of people saw and heard her melodious voice on social networking sites. She became a star just in a few nights. Fortunately, the television channels too started airing her video and she was invited in a reality show in Mumbai as a guest singer. Her real-life story was also telecast on news television channels.
She sang a song on the request of the popular Bollywood singer and musician Himesh Reshammiya in a Mumbai studio after she was offered the chance by the latter in one of the popular singing reality shows on Indian television. Himesh Reshammiya was so impressed by her sound quality and melodious voice that he invited her to the recording studio and recorded a song for his film, the brief promo of which has also been posted on Facebook. “Today, I met Ranuji and I feel that she is blessed with divinity. Her singing was mesmerizing and I could not stop myself from offering her the best I could.” – Himesh Reshammiya. He has offered her a singing contract for the upcoming movie, ‘Happy Hardy and Heer’.
In a singing reality show, Ranu Mandol in tears explained how she used to sing on the railway platform for hours together to get a few coins, biscuit packets, and food. She never expected such a miracle in her terribly broken life. Today, her relatives who never even cared for her during her days as a pauper, are coming to greet her and even her daughter who’d left her ten years ago while Ranu was in depression, all of a sudden returned to her star mother. Ranu, however, has no qualms with her past life. Her story is a classic example of the saying: ‘Bhagwan Ke Ghar Dher Hai, Andher Nahi’.
There are rumors that superstar Salman Khan is also a fan of her now after hearing her melodious voice and is also intending to record a song in her sweet voice for one of his forthcoming films and it is rumored that he has also gifted her a house in Mumbai.
“This is my second life. And I will try to make the most out of it,” Ranu Mandal says.
Lisa Haydon flaunts baby bump to announce her second pregnancy
Model and actor, Lisa Haydon who gave birth to a baby boy Zack, is expecting her second child with hubby Dino Lalvani.
The 33-year-old diva took to Instagram to announce the big news. she posted a family picture with her husband and son while flaunting her baby bump.
The Queen actress is enjoying an exotic holiday tour with her husband Dino Lalvani and their first child Zack. She captioned the picture “Party of four on the way.”
In the post, Lisa can be seen flaunting her baby bump with hubby and their little munchkin enjoying some family time together.
Lisa can be seen in many Bollywood films like Queen, Ae Dil Hai Mushkil and more.
Lisa tied the knot with British entrepreneur Dino Lalvani on October 29, 2016, in an intimate Christian wedding in Phuket, Thailand and the couple had their first child in 2017.
Salman Khan’s Inshallah with Alia Bhatt won’t release on Eid 2020
Bollywood superstar Salman Khan and Alia Bhatt starrer Inshallah is one of the most awaited movies in Bollywood. The film was slated to arrive in cinemas for 2020 Eid, was recently pushed ahead.
Fans will have to wait a little longer to watch Salman Alia together on the big screen. The two are coming with each other for the first time in Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s next ‘Inshallah’.
Salman took to his Twitter account and shared the news with his fans. He wrote, ‘The film with Sanjay Leela Bhansali but I will still see you all on Eid, 2020. Insha-Allah!!’
The film with Sanjay Leela Bhansali is pushed but I will still see you all on Eid, 2020. Insha-Allah!!
— Salman Khan (@BeingSalmanKhan) August 25, 2019
Sanjay Leela Bhansali and Salman Khan working together after two decades. Their last film together was Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam in 1999 (not counting his cameo role in Sawariya) whereas Alia will also be working for the first time with both Sanjay Leela Bhansali and Salman.
Earlier Salman tweeted this year, “It’s been 20 years but I am glad Sanjay and I are finally back in his next film, Inshallah. Looking forward to working with Alia and inshallah we will all be blessed on this journey.”
It’s been 20 years but I am glad Sanjay and I are finally back in his next film, Inshallah. Looking forward to work with Alia and inshallah we will all be blessed on this journey.#Inshallah #SLB @aliaa08 @bhansali_produc @SKFilmsOfficial
— Salman Khan (@BeingSalmanKhan) March 19, 2019
Later on, Alia also took to her Twitter account and expressed her excitement in a series of tweets to be a part of Inshallah and said that it has been a “long wait” to achieve her dream of working with Sanjay.
“Dream with your eyes wide open, they say, and I did. Sanjay sir and Salman Khan are magical together and I can’t wait to join them on this beautiful journey called ‘Inshallah,'” she wrote.
Dream with your eyes wide open they say & I did. Sanjay Sir and Salman Khan are magical together & I can’t wait to join them on this beautiful journey called “Inshallah” ❤#Inshallah #SLB @BeingSalmanKhan @bhansali_produc @SKFilmsOfficial @prerna982
— Alia Bhatt (@aliaa08) March 19, 2019
I was 9 when I first walked into Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s office, all nervous and hoping and praying that I would be in his next film. It’s been a long wait.
— Alia Bhatt (@aliaa08) March 19, 2019
On the work front, Salman is busy shooting for Prabhudheva’s directorial ‘Dabangg 3’.The film also stars Sonakshi Sinha and Sudeep in pivotal roles. Whereas Alia is busy with full of films which include, Ayan Mukerji’s ‘Brahmastra’, Mahesh Bhatt’s ‘Sadak 2’, SS Rajamouli’s ‘RRR’, and Karan Johar’s ‘Takht’.
Shahid Kapoor and Mira Rajpoot out on a romantic dinner date
Bollywood star Shahid Kapoor is one of the doting husbands. The 35-year-old actor, who have been giving us major relationship goals took out some time from his busy schedule to enjoy a romantic dinner date with his wife Mira Rajput in Mumbai.
Shahid Kapoor and Mira Rajput walked hand-in-hand where they were snapped by the paparazzi as they stepped out for a romantic dinner date.
Meanwhile, the duo was seen with their best foot forward by donning stunning outfits. Shahid looked dapper in an off-white shirt and cream trousers which he layered it with a vest and Mira Rajput wore a red skirt and a jacket with a pair of red stilettos.
The couple is even parents to two beautiful kids – daughter Misha and son Zain. Shahid and Mira’s Instagram pages are already flooded with photos and videos of the whole family.
On the professional front, the the-35-year-old actor still seems to be basking in the huge success of his film Kabir Singh. He is yet to announce his next project and his fans are waiting to see their favorite star on the silver screen.
Aditya Roy Kapur getting engaged to his lady love Diva Dhawan
Bollywood’s hunk Aditya Roy Kapur is set to break million hearts. According to leading daily, the actor might get engaged with his model Diva Dhawan in the coming months and the duo will tie the knot early next year.
A tabloid reported that the duo want to take their relationship to the next level and they don’t want to wait long to get hitched. The source also revealed that both are in love and have been together for a long time now.
The Kalang actor, who kept their relationship extremely private had brushed aside the rumors on filmmaker Karan Johar’s chat show Koffee with Karan Season 6. Now it seems not all rumors are untrue.
Till now nothing has been confirmed by the actor.
Diva is a well-known supermodel and hails from the USA. She has walked the ramp for ace fashion designers including VV Valaya, Manish Malhotra, Manish Arora, Tarun Tahiliani to name a few. The model has also been featured in editorials in leading fashion magazines.
On the work front, Aditya is busy shooting for Mohit Suri’s directorial Malang, in which he stars opposite Disha Patani. The film is slated to hit the screens next year.
Kartik Aaryan all set to take over Akshay Kumar’s legacy
Once again, Kartik Aryan is all ready to set fire to the screen with his cute looks and hilarious comedy.
Of course, it’s not a rumor but now fact that Kartik Aaryan is leading the sequel of Akshay Kumar starer Bhool Bhulaiyya. The first posters are out and crazily trending on the web.
Very similar to the Akki’s disguise in the prequel, the Luka Chuppi actor is wearing an ‘Om Namah Shivaya’ imprinted yellow dhoti and kurta. Kartik’s look in the poster itself expresses that he is all set to take forward ‘The-Akshay-Kumar’ legacy with this horror-comedy franchise.
Recently, Kartik also told the media, “I’m looking forward to collaborating with Bhushanji again. Bhool Bhulaiyaa has always been one of my favorite comedic supernatural thriller films and now being part of BB2 makes me happy, especially because I’ve been a big fan of Akshay Kumar sir and it’s a great responsibility to take his franchise forward. It’s a hilarious script and Anees sir has taken it to another level. I’m also looking forward to working with Murad Bhai.”
The cast of the prequel also included Vidya Balan and now the fans are really curious to know who will step into Vidya’s shoes. As per the speculations Ananya Panday, Sara Ali Khan or Janhvi Kapoor might join the cast of BB2, although we need to wait till the official confirmation has been made. However, whoever joins as the female lead, it will be really exciting to watch her take over the Manjulika character. Directed by Anees Bazmee, the film is set to hit the screens on July 31, 2020.
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Vidya Sinha who remained away from Bollywood leaves this world silently
The Sultan of Music: Adnan Sami
Adnan Sami is one of the best & most underrated singers of Bollywood we have ever seen. He is a musician, pianist, and actor who performs Indian as well as western music, mostly in Bollywood movies. His most remarkable musical instrument is the piano. He is considered as the first person to play Indian classical music on the piano in a way he created through the Santoor.
Some of his best songs are –
Born in London to a Pakistani diplomat, Arshad Sami Khan and Naureen from Jammu & Kashmir of North India, Adnan has been titled as “Sultan of Music” by The Times of India.
Adnan is also known for playing over 35 musical instruments.
His first single was in English, Run for his life, recorded for UNICEF and released in 1986. It was ranked No. 1 in the music charts in the Middle East followed by three more No. 1s: Talk To Me, Hot Summer Day and You’re My Best Kept Secret.
With the song Aye Udi Udi in the movie Saathiya (2002), he got an opportunity to work with A. R. Rahman.
In 2000, Adnan joined with Asha Bhosle on the album named Kabhi to Nazar Milao in India. Composed by Adnan, the album became an instant hit and had topped the indie-pop charts in early 2000.
His second album was Tera Chehra, released in October 2002. The album featured Rani Mukerji in the title track and Amitabh Bachchan in another track “Kabhi Nahi”, who also sang the duet with Adnan.
Hope you will like this collection of Adnan Sami’s best songs.
Pakistani Singers who earned Fame in India
Once the king of pops MJ had said, “I love great music. It has no color, no boundary”.
Music is a universal medium that connects people, their hearts and souls. People love their favorite singers regardless of the nation they belong to. There are many talented singers Pakistan has produced who have found more fame in India than their native home.
So here are the 10 Pakistani singers who found fame in India.
These Pakistani singers have won millions of hearts and found fame and appreciation in India.