Renowned film actor of Southern films and Bollywood movies and a plyright , predominantly popular as an actor of art movies, an intellectual actor Girish Karnad is no more.
He breathed his last on Monday at his Vittal Mallaya Road, Bengaluru residence after suffering from a prolonged illness and undergoing treatment at the age of 81 years.
Recipient of several coveted awards for his outstanding contribution in Southern and Indian films including as a playright at the hands of president of India as well, Girish Karnad’s death has created a great vaccum in not only the film industry of the South but Bollywood as well.
Recipient of the prestigious1981 Jnanpith award , a towering literary award honoured in India, Girish Karnad was also the recipient of coveted Padma Bhushan and Padmashree conferred on him by the successive presidents of India.
In addition to these prestigious honours for his writings, playrights and direction in Kanada and Hindi films, Karnad also acknowleged several awards at various levels.
Karnad’s works had been duly translated in several languages as he was extremely perfect and experienced in using history and mythology to deal with cotemporary issues in his films.
Girish Karnad entered the acting and script writing career in the year 1970 for the very first time and has acted in hundreds of films from Kannada to Bollywood during the protracted span of five decades putting his special mark and impression on his million of fans and cine goers around the globe.
Born on 19th November, 1938 Girish Raghunath Karnad’s rise as a playright in the 1960s marked the coming of age of modern Indian play writing in Kannada just as Badal Sarkar in Bengali dialect, Vijay Tendulkar in Marathi and Mohan Rakes in Hindi.
His prominent plays have been translated by eminent directors like Ebraham Elkaji, Alyque Padamsee, Prasanna, Arvind Gaur, Satyadev Dubey, Vijaya Mehta,, Shyamanand Jalan, Amal Allana and Zafar Mohiuddin.
In Hindi cinema too Karnad’s contribution as an actor, writer and director was immeasurable.
He is also credited for directing several movies viz : Tabbaliyu Neenade Magane in Kannada in 1977, Godhuli in Hindi in 1977, Ondanondu Kalladali in Kannada in 1978, Kanooru Heggadithi in Kannada, Durga in Mahendar, Utsav in Hindi, Woh Ghar in Hindi in 1984 based on Kirtinath’s Kannada play Aa Manilay.
All these movies were block bustre at box office. He is also credited for winning four film fare awards for best director and one for best direction / screenplay for Kannada films.
The nation has lost a highly talented, experienced and creative legendary film maker, author, actor and a theatre artist with decades of experience and intellectual output.
The entire nation mourns his sad end.
Prime minister Narendra Modi express his grief over the legendary actor’s demise. He tweeted : Girish Karnad will be remembered for his versatile acting across all mediums. He also spoke passionately on causes dear to him. His works will continue being popular in the years to come. Saddened by the demise. May his soul rest in peace.
Congress chief Rahul Gandhi also expressed his condolences through a tweet : Playright, actor, director but above all a great human being, in Girish Karnad’s passing, India has lost a beloved son, whose memor will live on in the vast treasure trove of creative work he leaves behind. My condolences to his family and fans around the world.
Rajesh Khanna’s Aashirwad
Many people would not know that superstar of the millennium, the first superstar Rajesh Khanna aka Kaka purchased the sea-facing magnificent bungalow “Aashirwad”, from Rajendra Kumar, popularly known as Jubilee Kumar in the then Bombay Film Industry who gave 25 silver jubilees in a row while staying in “Dimple”, the earlier name of Aashirwad , a gracious and spacious Bungalow in Bombay’s Carter Road, facing the the wide-open sea.
By instinct and nature Kaka was not an atheist but a sort of an orthodox who always believed in God, a supernatural power that always blessed him.
He would always tell his friends in the industry that there are several, more handsome men, more in height and personality in Bollywood, then how come he’d become a superstar loved and adored by millions of ardent fans globally?
He was skeptical and confused about himself and bore a sort of inferiority complex about him being a star and that was the prime reason that he believed in God. According to him, luck always favored him in his heydays as a superstar for at least two decades in a row.
It is said that when Kaka had first seen the spacious house of Rajendra Kumar at Carter Road, Mumbai’s prime location, he always wanted to have such a splendid house.
There was another hidden reason behind it i.e. it was owned by none other than Jubilee Kumar, the then superstar, and heartthrob of millions.
Kaka had a feeling that Rajendra Kumar became Jubilee Kumar, giving 25 hits in a row that became silver jubblies while staying in this Bungalow, then known as Dimple. And as such it might be a lucky bungalow, absolutely. Therefore his desperate interest in “DIMPLE” git generated tremendously. But for Rajendra Kumar, it was unlucky bungalow as his downfall had started by then. He wanted to sell it as due to his decline at the box office his financial condition was in jeopardy…
Therefore when Rajendra Kumar was facing financial hardships, Rajesh Khanna got an opportunity to fix a deal.
Considering the Bungalow as a lucky one that made Rajendra Kumar Jubilee Kumar, Kaka wasted no time to purchase this house.
It was Hathi Mere Sathi’s, first heavy advance installment that helped Kaka to finalize the deal with Rajendra Kumar.
When the film producer of Hathi Mere Sathi from South approached Kaka to do his film, the latter wasn’t interested to work with animals. But he acted because he was in need of money to buy Rajendra Kumar’s house. Kaka had put a condition that if he was given half of the signing amount in advance, he would do the film. The producer readily agreed as Rajesh Khanna’s popularity those days was on its peak. Rajesh Khanna got Rs 6 lakhs in advance and bought Dimple and later named as Aashirwad.
And undoubtedly Aashirwad gave Kaka name, fame and excessive wealth, till his death.
Though Kaka also confronted the worst period of his life in this house but till Kaka’s unfortunate death it was always dear and the most adored asset of his life.
Rajesh Khanna’s last wish, though not declared officially, was to convert Aashirwad to Super Star Rajesh Khanna Museum. His most loved and adored prized possession was not destined to be so. His family against the latter’s heartiest wishes sold it after his demise. His fans say Kaka’s soul definitely must be haunting this house, which was abruptly and arbitrarily sold against his wishes.
Today there is a multistorey building in place of Aashirwad thus crushing his last hearty wish to turn it into Super Star Rajesh Khanna Museum; the magnificent bungalow which Kaka cherished the most.
Kartik Aryan owns apartment in which he was a paying guest once upon time…
Kartik Aaryan, a Gwalior boy from no film background has won the hearts across the nation. The blockbusters like Pyaar Ka Punchnama series and Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety have proved that he is going to be a superstar in the future.
Kartik, the Heartthrob of many girls across India, has owned the apartment in which he used to live as a paying guest during his struggling phase. As per the media sources, he has paid INR 1.6 crore for the flat with a carpet area of 459 sq. ft. on the fifth-floor of Rajkiran Co-op Housing Society, Yari Road.
In a talk show earlier, Kartik while mentioning about his struggle in Mumbai has told “I didn’t have a place to stay when I came to Mumbai. I stayed in a hostel. I have stayed with 12 guys in a flat. That was something I never thought I would do because I hail from Gwalior, which is not an expensive city to live in, but Mumbai is really expensive”.
He also added “We had our share of struggles. We used to go to auditions, wahaan pe ‘not fit’ ho jaata tha. I used to travel without tickets in local trains from Navi Mumbai to Mumbai when I was auditioning. I didn’t even have that much money,”.
On the professional front, Kartik’s upcoming movies include Imtiaz Ali’s Love Aaj Kal 2, where the actor will share the screen with Sara Ali Khan along with Randeep Hooda. The sequel is scheduled to be released on February 14, 2020.
His other projects in the pipeline are Mudassar Aziz’s Pati Patni aur Woh, Dostana 2 with Janhavi Kapoor and Chashme Badoor Remake with Jacqueline Fernandez.
Shahid-Mira dress up in traditional as they shoot for first project together
Shahid Kapoor and Mira Rajput are undoubtedly one of the most aww-dorable couples in Bollywood. The couple who never fails to give relationship goals will soon be seen alongside each other in a commercial ad.
Shahid and Mira were recently spotted in Mehboob studio in Bandra, Mumbai, on Wednesday as they had a photo shoot for their first ad together.
Currently, the pictures from the photo-shoot are going viral on internet.
During the shoot, both dressed in ethnic costume and looked beautiful together. While Mira was spotted in a gorgeous pink printed lehenga, Shahid was seen in a white embroidered kurta-pyjama. In one of the pic, Mira is being helped into her make-up van as a girl holds her lehenga.
Shamira is one of the most happening duos in the tinsel town who tied knot almost four years ago. They got blessed with a baby girl Misha in 2016 and a boy, Zain, in 2018.
On the work front, Shahid is currently basking in the success of his recent blockbuster ‘Kabir Singh’, which has crossed Rs 200 crore in 13 days and is already his highest solo opener.
Katrina Kaif shows off her toned abs in black crop top & shorts
Fitness has become one of the biggest goals in Bollywood along with acting. Bollywood diva Katrina Kaif has among the most toned bodies in Bollywood. The actress always emphasized how workout is extremely important for all.
The 35-year-old actress recently took to her Instagram account to share her workout regime and gave us some major fitness goals and briefed her fans on how she keeps her abs toned.
She captioned the gram, “Fitness & dance are a big part of my life. It is an interesting opportunity for me to curate interesting dialogues and conversation around fitness, women’s training and body image among other things. It’s a big part of my life.”
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Proud to announce my association with @ReebokIndia. It is a perfect fit for me and i am very happy to join hands with a brand that believes and encourages the same thoughts as I do. Fitness & dance are a big part of my life and to be able to team-up with a brand who stands by and supports a similar vision is wonderful. It is an interesting opportunity for me to curate interesting dialogues and conversation around fitness, women’s training and body image amongst other things. It's a big part of my life and it feels great to be sharing this platform with Reebok. @ReebokclassicIndia ❤️📸#tarunvishwa
Katrina, also wrote, “Run when you can, walk if you have to, crawl if you must; just never give up.”
On the work front, the actress was last seen in Bharat and currently working on Akshay Kumar starrer Sooryavanshi. Rohit Shetty’s directorial has a recreation of the iconic rain song, Tip Tip Barsa Paani. The new version of the song will have Akshay and Katrina’s sizzling chemistry.
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Natasa Stankovic is raising temperatures with her hot pictures
Monday, 17 June 2019: Dj Waali Babu fame Natasa Stankovic keeps entertaining fans with her bold & sultry pictures and photoshoot.
She is a trained dancer and also won the title of ‘Miss Sports of Serbia’ in 2010. She has attended Ballet Dance School for 17 years.
She became popular for her item number in Prakash Jha’s 2013 film ‘Satyagraha’.
The 30-year-old model cum actress has been away from the limelight for quite some time, never forgets to keep her fans updated with her stunning pictures and photoshoots.
She has always managed to give us some major holiday goals with her jaw-dropping pictures from her several beach holidays.
She is looking super hot in this black dress.
Aryan Khan all set to make film debut with his father Shah Rukh Khan
Monday, 17 June 2019: Superstar Badshah Shah Rukh Khan elder son Aryan Khan, could finally be ready for his big screen debut.
In the midst of a great buzz over the Bollywood break for the star kids, Badshah himself could have given a huge clue in its latest publication on Instagram.
On the Occasion of Father’s day, Shah Rukh posted a photo of himself along with Aryan sharing a father-son moment, as the sports team India jerseys with Mufasa and Simba printed on their backs.
Superstar and his great son have collaborated for the of Disney’s classic The Lion King. The duo will be dubbing for the Hindi version of the movie. Where SRK & Aryan will dub for Mufasa & Simba characters.
According to a social media post, SRK & his son were recently spotted at a recording studio, dubbing for a secret project.
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For the past few days we have been spotting #shahrukhkhan and son #aryankhan dubbing for something. We tried to capture them and waited for them till 4 am everyday but a cop and a security guard from a atm botth humiliated us amd sent us back home empty handed. One of the days even #gaurikhan came for the dubbing sessions .My guess it is for #lionking with Aryan being the voice of cutie Simba and King Khan naturally Musafa 🦁 #happyfathersday #viralbhayani @viralbhayani
Shah Rukh said in an official statement that, “As a father, I can totally relate with Mufasa and the endearing relationship he shares with his son Simba. The legacy of Lion King is timeless, and being a part of this iconic re-imagining with my son Aryan makes it extra special for me. We are most excited that Abram is going to watch this.”
Jon Favreau directorial, The Lion king hits the theatres on July 19 in English, Hindi, Tamil, and Telugu.
Prabhas & Shraddha kapoor’s upcoming thriller Saaho teaser released today
Thursday, 13 June 2019: The most sensational multilingual action film Saaho was released today morning, has set the internet on fire.
Sujeet directorial marks the Tollywood debut of BTown star Shraddha Kapoor. Also marks Bahubali actor Prabhas return to the big screen after a long gap.
The teaser highlights Prabhas in high-speed bikes chases and also shows he is taking down some big mafias with Shraddha. There are some astonishing stunt scenes that surely give you the thrills.
The teaser also hints a love story between Prabhas and Shraddha.
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Earlier, Prabhas sharing the poster on Instagram and teased the fans with a new action-filled poster, Prabhas wrote, “Hey Darlings… Only 1 Day to go, are you ready to ride into the world of Saaho? #SaahoTeaser out tomorrow at 11.23 AM! 👊 #15thAugWithSaaho ”.
And, Shraddha Kapoor unveiled a poster where she was seen fiercely pointing a gun. Sharing it on Instagram, she captioned it, “The teaser is out on June 13th! #SAAHO #15thAugWithSaaho @actorprabhas @sujeethsign” (sic).
The multilingual project is being made at an estimated budget of Rs 300 crore. Saaho is directed by Sujeeth, has been shot simultaneously in Telugu, Hindi, and Tamil. The film also starring Jackie Shroff, Neil Nitin Mukesh, Mandira Bedi, Arun Vijay and Evelyn Sharma among others,
Saaho is all set to release this film on August 15.
Mommy-To-Be Sameera Reddy flaunts her baby bump
Thursday, 13 June 2019: Mommy-To-Be Sameera Reddy, who is expecting her second baby is slaying it with her Instagram posts.
The actress is frequently gets trolled for flaunting her baby bump but the actress never bows down. She has earlier slammed the tolls while talking to the media, and now, she is answering them differently.
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Swimming has been so therapeutic this pregnancy ! To enjoy and celebrate my growing bump 🙂Finally had to get a swimsuit that fit !. @seraphineindia 💓 🕶 @carolinalemkeberlin #maternityswimwear #pregnancy #pink #swimsuit #bump #baby #swimwear #sun #sunglasses . 📷 @designer_ishwari
Recently she took to her Instagram to share a couple of pictures in a bikini while flaunting her baby bump. She looks awesome in the pictures, aglow with happiness. She wrote,” What makes you vulnerable makes you beautiful- Brené Brown.”
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What makes you vulnerable makes you beautiful- Brené Brown 🌟. . . #pregnancy #pregnant #baby #love #maternity #babybump #momtobe #babyboy #babygirl #motherhood #family #pregnantbelly #mother #feelgood #mom #momlife #sundayvibes #maternityphotography #birth #eight #weekspregnant #babies #bebe #bumpstyle #instagood #pregnancystyle #photography #babylove
While the actress is frequently getting trolled for flaunting her baby bump but the actress never bows down and hits back at troll by sharing continuing sharing her baby bump pictures.
Sammera took to Instagram to share a picture where she hits back their trollers she wrote, “Her soul was too deep to explore by those who always swam in the shallow end. This is my answer to anyone who feels uncomfortable with me enjoying my pregnant belly.”
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Her soul was too deep to explore by those who always swam in the shallow end 🧚🏻♀️. This is my answer to anyone who feels uncomfortable with me enjoying my pregnant belly 🌟 #liveandletlive . 📷 @_fabian.franco_ #maternityphotography #photoshoot #momtobe #photo #momlife #pregnancy #pregnant #fashion #preggo #preggobelly #sea #beach #positivebodyimage #selflove #acceptance
Later, she talked about the body shaming of pregnant women. She said, “I want to ask a very important question: Where did all of you (trolls) come from? Everyone came out of their mom only, no? It is shameful (to troll)… because it is a natural process. It is so beautiful and amazing. There are sexy ones like Kareena [Kapoor Khan], who come out of it pretty hot and there are people like me, who take time.”
The actress is expecting her second child and is eight months pregnant, expecting delivery in July and was recently in Goa with her husband and three-year-old son.
On the work front, Sameera Reddy was last seen in the Kannada film ‘Vardhanayaka’ in 2013 which also marked her Kannada debut. After her film, she entered the wedlock with businessman Akshai Varde in 2014.
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