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OLD MEMORIES DIE HARD. WHEN KAKA GAVE INTERVIEW TO A REPORTER AT 2.00 AM AT HIS VASANT KUNJ FLAT

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Today, I am again feeling like writing on Kakaji, Rajesh Khanna the super star of millenium.

An actor par excellence, unparalleled, real first super star with outstandingly mesmerising personality, a unique and stylish legend of Bollywood who carried behind him an era and still fresh in everybody’s mind blossoming like a fresh rose never ever to be erased from the minds and hearts of his billions of Indian fans globally.

Kaka was Kaka, a true phenomena of Bollywood, a legend forever. I was lucky enough to have been in close proximity with him for at least a decade and thereafter as well, till he left for his eternal home.

Kaka was kind, warm hearted, humane, generous, as fragile emotionally as a child and as strong as a determined soldier on our borders fighting the enemy under odd situations and circumstances.

Kaka did about 225 films and gave several super duper hits, silver, golden and diamond jubiliees.

A heart throb of billions KAKAS’ never die. They are always immortal. I have had several ocassions to dine and drink with him, to share his Dunhill cigarettes and accompany him in hundreds of events and meetings.

It was quite obvious being his media advisor while he was the Congress party’s contestent and thereafter while he was an elected MP.

He had tremendous love and respect for those whom he loved from the core of his heart and I feel myself to be one of the luckiest.

There are number of personel experiences I had, while being in his close company.

Though he was a superstar till the end with his priorities and protocol fixed but would often compromise his flamboyance n personal protocols for friends like me.

Kakaji considered me as his brother than anything else and he would often give the proof of this relationship while introducing me to his colleagues say: ye mere chote bhai ki tarah hai. Jitna Negi ne mere liye kiya main kabhi bhoon nahi sakta. WOW.

I remember, in 1992 when Kaka filed the nomination papers against Shatrughan Sinha from New Delhi he came back tired to his Vasant Kunj residence and was closeted with his family Dimple, Twinkle and Rinki who had arrived the very evening from.Mumbai.

It was the midnight time. The leaders and supporters of Congress party who followed him till Vasant Kunj were slowly leaving the place and by then it was 1.00 am or even more.

I came down his house after bidding good night to Kakaji. Meanwhile, a young handsome reporter of Statesman who had been following all along namely Sanjay Kaw, now the bureau chief of The Asian Age met me who was desperate enough to interview Kaka.

He repeatedly requested me to arrange an interview. I was shocked. It was 2. 00 AM by that time and Kaka was all tired having booz and involved with his family upstairs.

Kaka’s security would not allow anyone to go upstairs and meet him as he had already asked not to allow anyone in.

I was in tizzy, what to do and what not. Being his media advisor, I do not want to annoy the reporter friend as well. I said wait.

I’ll try, thinking it’s neigh to impossible. I anyhow managed to talk to Kakaji who arrogantly sad Negi what r u talking? It’s 2 am now. I insisted and said that it will appear in the front page of statesman and would be useful from.the publicity angle. Kaka asked : How is it possible?

I said the newspaper has been stooped for print only for your interview. Kaka though angry and not in a mood could’nt annoy me and gave a green signal. I informed Sanjay Kaw. Happily and thrilled Sanjay went upstairs and interviwed Kaka in the mid of the night in the presence of Dimple Khanna and also introduced him to his star wife and children Twinkle n Rinki.

Sanjay Kaw was really a high spirited journalist who never lost hope and was credited to be the first young journalist to interview him after filing of the nomination papers at 2.00 AM and got it published on the front page of statesman to the surprise of KAKA, the next morning.

Sanjay had especially requested his editor to keep the print of the first page delayed. He went to office at 5 30 AM, filed the interview and the story and surprised everyone.

I appreciate KAKA’s kind gesture and generosity to acede to my request and give the interview at 2.00 AM despite his booz consuming time and being busy with his family who’d come from Mumbai the very dayn badly tired as well.

So generous and affectionate was KAKA for his friends or media who could spare time for an interview at the mid of the night despite his being badly tired.
Kaka was a very good human being despite his towering personality.

Once I was with Kaka all alone in his Vasany Kunj Druplex flat. Again a midnight. We drank. Kaka served me food. We sat together on the carpetted floor. Kaka served the food with his own hands. Compelled me to eat enough and would not let me do anything. That night I slept in his flat being too late.

He was truly a generous and a man with hospitability. Can you imagine Kaka taking out mutton and other stuff from he fridge. Heating them in the oven. Then immaculately bringing them on tray and serving me most affectionately. Amazing moments indeed.

I’ll be sharing with you many more personal experiences with him in the future.

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Sunil Negi hails from Uttarakhand and is a veteran journalist and author. He is a prolific writer and has carved a name for himself in the media world. He received the 'Golden Achiever Award' in the '90th AIAC Excellence Awards 2019' for his book ''Havoc in Heaven'' based on the tragedy that struck Uttarakhand in which thousands of people lost their lives. He is also the President of Uttarakhand Journalists Forum and majorly writes on Politics, Current Affairs, and Social Issues.



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Rishi Kapoor to resume work on his new movie with Juhi after returning back from cancer treatment

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Veteran bollywood actor, now 66 years’ old and shot into prominence for his  role as a hero in film Bobby with beautiful  Dimple Kapadia as his heroine during the seventies, Rishi Kapoor is abroad for the treatment of cancer for the past several days.

There are news of his returning back to India hale and hearty and would be resuming work for a film signed before heading abroad  with actress  Juhi  Chawla.
After the sad demise of super stars of India film Industry viz Rajesh Khanna and Vinod Khanna for having diagnosed of cancer of the liver, 66 year old Rishi Kapoor is lucky for recovering fast despite diagnosed of dreaded cancer.
The sources reveal that he’ll be soon back to India to resume work on his new film with actress Juhi Chawla.
His fans in India and abroad are praying for his recovery. A popular star of the Indian silver screen Rishi Kapoor in currently an actor, director and film maker who is credited for winning several awards, the first ” National Film Award ”  being for his debut role as a child artist in his father’s movie Mera Naam Joker, produced and directed by eminent film actor, director and producer Raj Kapoor.
His second prestigious film fare award was for his outstanding  debut role as a hero in film Bobby in 1973.
Born in 1952 in Mumbai, Rishi Kapoor has a chequered film career as a hero, director and producer during the last 45 years. Rishi Kapoor’s eleven movies out of 51 as hero were highly successful and superduper hits on box  office and twenty five of the 41 multi hero films successful too.
From 1973 to 2000 his 51 movies as solo hero were highly succesful but 41 were flops.
After the year 2000 he shifted to supporting roles having crossed 48 years of age and continued thereafter in the roles of an elder character.
Khel Khel Mein, Kabhi Nahin, Badalte Rishte, Amar Abar Anthony, Hum Kisi se Kum Nahin, Ajooba, Chandni, Deevane, Naseeb, Kateelon Ke Kaatil, Zamana, Ghar Parivaar, Sitamgar, Daraar, Gurudev, Kaarobaar, Damini etc were all hits which gave him name and fame in Indian film industry apart from several other films in which he acted with other stars .
He got the film fare critics award for his outstanding role in Do Duni Char in 2011 and life time achievement award in 2018.
In 1999 he directed and produced AA Ab Laut Chalein with super star Rajesh Khanna in father’s role n Akshay Khanna and Aishwarya Rai in lead roles.
He also acted in Heena directed by Randhir and Raj Kapoor and in Prem Granth as well.
Husband of his one time heroine in several bollywood hits Neetu Singh and father of popular actor Randhir Singh, still active on silver screen in various significant roles, Rishi Kapoor has to rush to US for his cancer treatment after he was diagnosed with the dreaded desease in India.
He is recovering fast and all set to join his new film with Juhi Chawla after his return to India.
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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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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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