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Not Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Irrfan Khan was the original choice for ‘Thackeray’

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Nawazuddin Siddiqui‘s uncanny resemblance to Shiv Sena supremo Balasaheb Thackeray in his biopic ‘Thackeray‘ has won him several accolades. But did you know that he was not the original choice for the role?

In an interview with MidDay, casting director Rohan Mapuskar revealed that it was Irrfan Khanwho was first considered for the part. If things had gone according to plan, it would be him playing Balasaheb Thackeray on screen. However, the makers were forced to look for an alternative because of the actor’s unavailability.

“Director Abhijit Panse, Sanjay Raut and I were brainstorming on who we’d like to cast and were contemplating [roping in] Irrfan. We had [superimposed] his image to see if it matched that of Mr Thackeray, and were convinced,” Rohan said, adding, “Irrfan, who was busy with another film, said he could only consider it after two to three months.”

It was ‘Thackeray’ writer, producer and staunch ‘Shiv Sainik’ Sanjay Raut who brought in Nawazuddin Siddiqui into the scene. He told us that during certain pandals [rallies], Mr Thackeray would be seated with the karyakartas on the floor. Following a subsequent discussion, we felt that Nawaz would be a better choice for the depiction of such scenes when compared to Irrfan. Zeroing in on him was a consensual decision,” Rohan said.

Interestingly, Amrita Rao was also not the first choice for Meena Thackeray’s part. The makers had initially approached Rasika Dugal for the role. However, since she was already paired opposite Nawazuddin in Nandita Das’s ‘Manto’, they ruled her out.

“We had arrived a day prior than scheduled to meet Amrita for the film, despite which she re-organised her meetings to talk to us, instead of [turning us away]. This act reminded me of how maasaheb [Meena] would treat her workers, ensuring that she fed them, no matter when they arrived to meet her,” Rohan said.

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Natasa Stankovic is raising temperatures with her hot pictures

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Monday, 17 June 2019: Dj Waali Babu fame Natasa Stankovic keeps entertaining fans with her bold & sultry pictures and photoshoot.

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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.

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She became popular for her item number in Prakash Jha’s 2013 film ‘Satyagraha’.

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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.

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Aryan Khan all set to make film debut with his father Shah Rukh Khan

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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.

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.”

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Jon Favreau directorial, The Lion king hits the theatres on July 19 in English, Hindi, Tamil, and Telugu.

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Prabhas & Shraddha kapoor’s upcoming thriller Saaho teaser released today

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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.

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Mommy-To-Be Sameera Reddy flaunts her baby bump

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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.

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.”

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.”

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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Unseen Bridal Pictures of Yuvika Chaudhary From Her Wedding Giving Us Perfect Major Bride Goals

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Wednesday, 12 June 2019: The popular good-looking couple Prince Narula and Yuvika Chaudhary got married on October 12, 2018 giving us major relationship goals.

After eight months from their wedding, their wedding photographers, Epic Stories shared some unseen pictures of the PriVika and make us drool over them.

Prince and Yuvika’s wedding pictures still make one of the best celeb weddings.

Yuvika Chaudhary looked no less than a sizzling diva in bridal that almost floored us and dropped our jaws. Prince Narula who is known for his trademark Punjabi family antics and debonair aesthetics didn’t leave any stone unturned to have a bashful wedding in the scenic Mumbai scape.

Here are some of our favorite looks from their wedding which you definitely can’t afford to miss.

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Mommy Esha Deol revealed why she named her daughter Miraya

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Wednesday, 12 June 2019: Esha Deol welcomed her second daughter with husband Bharat Takhtani , Miraya, on June 10, has revealed why she named her daughter Miraya.

Esha said she likes the sound of the names of her two girls -Radhya and Miraya. She has revealed in detail what the names mean.

Talking about her two daughters (Radhya and Miraya), Esha Deol told Mumbai Mirror, “When Lord Krishna worships Radha, it’s called Radhya, while Miraya means a devotee of Lord Krishna. Both the girls have that in common and I love how Radhya and Miraya sound together.”

Esha and Bharat day after Miraya borned has announced the arrival of their baby girl and reveal her name on  Instagram. Esha and Bharat shared a pink poster stating, “Welcome to our tribe. Baby Girl Miraya Takhtani Born on 10th June 2019. Big sister Radhya, Proud Parents Esha & Bharat Takhtani. Gratitude to the divine.” While Esha captioned her post as, “Thank you very much for the love & blessings @bharattakhtani3 #radhyatakhtani #mirayatakhtani”, Bharat wrote, “Thank you very much for the good wishes & blessings @imeshadeol #radhyatakhtani #mirayatakhtani”.

Esha Deols Parents Hema Malini and Dharmendra were spotted outside Mumbai’s Hinduja Hospital just a day after Miraya was born. Talking about their reaction to the arrival of the baby girl, Esha said, “For them, it’s more the merrier with grandchildren.”

Esha married businessman Bharat Takhtani in 2012 after which she took a break of sorts from acting.

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Deepika Padukone joins Ranveer Singh on board for Kabir Khan’s ‘83’

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Wednesday, 12 June 2019: Bollywood actor Ranveer Singh announced that his wife, Deepika Padukone will join him on-screen in the upcoming sports drama, ‘83’, directed by Kabir Khan.

Deepika will be seen doing the role of Romi Dev, wife of legendary cricketer Kapil Dev, to be played by Ranveer.

Ranveer on Wednesday shared the post on Instagram saying “Who better to play My Wifey than My Wifey?! @deepikapadukone plays Romi Dev in @83thefilm!!!”

He shared another post that read, “*drum roll* All smiles as All-star @deepikapadukone joins the #83squad!!!”

The cast is in Glasgow, where they have started shooting for the film. Ranveer even shared an adorable Instagram boomerang where Deepika is seen whacking him with a cricket bat, with an amazing caption: “Story of my life, Real & Reel

Later, Deepika took to Twitter to confirm her casting.

“& on to the next… Thank You @kabirkhankk for this incredible honour! #RomiDev #Day1 @83thefilm @RanveerOfficial,” she wrote.

83 revolves around India’s victory under the Kapil’s captainship when the Men in Blue defeated West Indies in the final to clinch their first-ever World Cup trophy in 1983.

The much-awaited film will hit the theatre screen on April 10, 2020.

83 is produced by Madhu Mantena, Vishnu Induri, and Kabir, and presented by Reliance Entertainment.

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See Pics:  Vidya Balan enjoying Beachy Vacations with her friends in Bali

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Tuesday, 11 June 2019: Bollywood actress Vidya Balan, who is staying away from the camera for quite some time is currently beating the summer heat in the islands of Bali.

Vidya Balan shared few pictures from Bali, wrote, “Joy 🤩…#Alive #Happy #FunintheSun #PureJoy@sandhu_aditi you’ve got to be the best candid photographer i know 😍.Thankoo 🤗!@rickroyco i looove my dress 😍.Thankoo 🤗!”

Vidya Balan showing her wittiness by adding the hashtag likes #BalaninBali in her vacation pictures.

The Tumhari Sullu actress is making us jealous with the pictures she’s posted on Instagram. They are pure vacations goals and will make you want to hit the beach this summer.

In the pictures, She is seen wearing a floral dress with a plunging neckline, she has paired her outfit with a pair of huge round sunglasses.

On the work front, Vidya Balan will be next seen in Mission Mangal which is based on Indian Space Agency’s Mars Orbiter Mission. She was last seen in Tumhari Sulu opposite Manav Kaul.

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Hema Malini and Dharmendra visit the new born baby and Mommy Esha Deol Takhtani at the hospital

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Tuesday, 11 June 2019: Esha Deol & Bharat Takhtani welcomed their second child baby girl on June 10. Her parents Hema Malini and Dharmendra paid a visit to meet her granddaughter and daughter Esha in Hinduja Hospital in Mumbai.

The actor turned politician Hema Malini dressed in a white salwar kameez, could be seen with Dharmendra on Tuesday afternoon at the hospital.

Esha and husband Bharat Takhtani have named their second daughter Miraya Takhtani and Radhya Takhtani finally became a ‘big sister’.

 

She took to Instagram to share the news with image and captioned “Welcome to our tribe. Baby girl Miraya Takhtani. Born on June 10, 2019. Big sister Radhya. Proud parents Esha and Bharat.” She captioned the image: “Thank you very much for the love and blessings.”

Dharmendra was also seen waving to the paparazzi before heading into his car.

Bharat and Esha tied the knot in June 2012 and welcomed their first child daughter Radhya, in 2017.

While the grandparents celebrate their new bundle of joy, NewsViewsNetwork congratulates to the happy couple.

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Legendary film maker, playright, actor and director Girish Karnad is no more

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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.

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