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Alia Bhatt gushes about Ranbir Kapoor and Raha's 'fun bond'

For Alia Bhatt, home is where her daughter Raha’s laughter fills the air. Alia and her husband Ranbir Kapoor welcomed their baby girl in November 2022. She says Ranbir loves finding creative ways to make Raha smile and they have a lot of fun together. Alia and Ranbir, who dated for over four years, got married in April 2022. Both have continued to succeed in their careers with hit films and even an international debut.  Ranbir Kapoor and Raha are always 'pulling each other's legs' In a conversation with Indian Express, Alia Bhatt opened up about Ranbir Kapoor being a doting dad. She said, "I always inherently felt that he was going to be a wonderful father. The bond that they share is of much fun and… They are just so much fun together. Raha and Ranbir are always troubling each other, pulling each other’s legs, they have the funniest conversations, and they make each other laugh!” Mentioning how Ranbir Kapoor is actually behind Raha's style, she revealed, “One of the things which I didn’t see coming was how specific Ranbir is about Raha’s fashion choices! I have to go and ask him, ‘Ranbir, what should Raha wear for this today?’ Then he will come, rummage into the wardrobe and put it together. He gets so involved deeply into that. You’d think that I’d be the one dressing her up, but I am like no, leave it up to him! He will do it really well.” About Ranbir Kapoor and Raha recently Recently, Alia dropped a sweet picture of Ranbir and Raha together, and fans could not help but gush over the two. In the picture, we can see Ranbir holding Raha's hand as the two walk on the streets. In the picture taken from behind, Raha is seen wearing a cute yellow-coloured dress while her father Ranbir opted for a green t-shirt and white shorts, pairing it with a white cap. The father-daughter duo matched in white-coloured shoes. While sharing the post, Alia wrote, 'no caption needed (heart and flower emojis).' As soon as this picture made it to Instagram, fans and friends from the industry started reacting to it. Harshdeep Kaur reacted to the picture and wrote, “Papa’s Dilbaro (red heart).” Soni Razdan reacted with a cute emoji followed by red hearts. Shweta Bachchan also dropped a cute emoji. Fans also reacted to the picture. One user wrote, “Awwwwwww The best thing I saw today.” “They are the cutest!!!” commented another fan.

19 June,2024 08:50 AM IST | Mumbai
Amala Paul and Jagat Desai

‘Meet our little miracle’: Amala Paul and Jagat Desai welcome baby boy

Amala Paul and Jagat Desai are now proud parents of a baby boy. They shared a video on Instagram together to let their fans and well-wishers know about their son's arrival and his unique name. Their announcement was met with heartfelt messages from colleagues and fans. Amala Paul and Jagat Desai welcome baby boy Amala and Jagat posted a video of bringing their baby boy home from the hospital. They haven't shown his face, but Amala looks happy as she smiles at their new family member. The video shows their bedroom and living room decorated with colourful balloons to celebrate the special moment. There's also a crib set up in the bedroom for the baby. Jagat captioned the post as, ""It's a boy" !! Meet our little miracle, "ILAI" 💙🍼 born on 11.06.2024 (tiw stars emojis) #babylove #love."  Amala Paul and Jagat Desai welcome baby boy, take a look:           View this post on Instagram                       A post shared by Jagat Desai (@j_desaii) When the couple announced their pregnancy Actress Amala Paul and her husband Jagat Desai announced that they are expecting their first child in January, and shared glimpses of their pregnancy photoshoot. The couple tied the knot in November 2023 in a dreamy wedding in Kochi, Kerala. Taking to Instagram, Amala, who enjoys 5.2 million followers shared some snaps from her maternity shoot. In the photos, she is seen in a red halter neck crop top, and a matching thigh-high slit skirt. Amala is flaunting her baby bump while posing by the beach. The post was captioned, “Now I know that 1+1 is 3 with you!” Actress Kajal Aggarwal commented on the post and said: “Big big congratulations you two… lots of love and blessings to the little cutie.” Filmmaker Anurag Kashyap commented, “Congratulations.” Actor Pearle Maaney wrote, "Waiting to meet the wonderful soul that chose to be a part of your lives… becoming a mother is one of the most beautiful gifts that ‘chooses you.’ You both are going to be amazing parents… just love the first picture. It speaks for itself." Amala and Jagat had a dreamy wedding ceremony in November in Kochi. The wedding was lavender-themed. Amala looked gorgeous in a lilac-coloured lehenga for the ceremony with Jagat in a matching outfit. Sharing the first pictures from their wedding, Amala Paul and Jagat Desai wrote, "Two souls, one destiny, walking hand-in-hand with my divine feminine, for the rest of this lifetime.”

18 June,2024 08:09 AM IST | Mumbai
In Pic: Alia Bhatt, Raha and Ranbir Kapoor

Alia Bhatt drops adorable picture of Ranbir Kapoor with Raha, fans react

Alia Bhatt and Ranbir Kapoor often go out with their little princess, Raha Kapoor. Now, Alia has dropped a sweet picture of Ranbir and Raha together, and fans cannot help but gush over the two. Today, Alia shared a picture in which we can see Ranbir holding Raha's hand as the two walk on the streets. In the picture taken from behind, Raha is seen wearing a cute yellow-coloured dress while her father Ranbir opted for a green t-shirt and white shorts, pairing it with a white cap. The father-daughter duo matched in white-coloured shoes. While sharing the post, Alia wrote, 'no caption needed (heart and flower emojis).' As soon as this picture made it to Instagram, fans and friends from the industry started reacting to it. Harshdeep Kaur reacted to the picture and wrote, “Papa’s Dilbaro (red heart).” Soni Razdan reacted with a cute emoji followed by red hearts. Shweta Bachchan also dropped a cute emoji. Fans also reacted to the picture. One user wrote, “Awwwwwww The best thing I saw today.” “They are the cutest!!!” commented another fan. “Awww..! This picture just won the internet today! cutest,” a third fan shared. Another one wrote, “Most beautiful picture recently!” A netizen shared, “Raha is growing up so fast or what.”           View this post on Instagram                       A post shared by Alia Bhatt 💛 (@aliaabhatt) Alia and Ranbir began dating in January 2017, as revealed by Ranbir publicly. The duo tied the knot on April 14, 2022, and welcomed their first daughter, Raha, on November 6, 2022. On the work front, Alia Bhatt will be seen in Vasan Bala’s 'Jigra,' which she co-produced along with Karan Johar. The actress will also start shooting for her spy drama soon. Recently, the makers of 'Jigra' announced a new release date for the film. Initially set for September 27, 2024, audiences can now watch it in cinemas from October 11 onwards. Meanwhile, Ranbir is currently busy with Nitesh Tiwari’s 'Ramayana.' He will be seen in Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s film 'Love & War' with Alia Bhatt and Vicky Kaushal. The film will be released in theatres on Christmas 2025. Ranbir also has the upcoming sci-fi action film 'Brahmastra 2.'

17 June,2024 06:07 PM IST | Mumbai
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Anushka drops Father’s Day wish for Virat, fans ask ‘Is that Akaay's footprint?'

Anushka Sharma shared a cute wish for Virat Kohli this Father's Day, celebrating him as the doting father of their two little munchkins. In the picture, we could see "Happy Father's Day" written on a piece of paper with a heart, along with two footprints presumably of Akaay and Vamika. While sharing the adorable picture, Anushka expressed her love for Virat, writing in the caption, "How can one person be so good at so many things! Baffling… we LOVE YOU @virat.kohli." As soon as Anushka Sharma posted these pictures, fans started commenting on them. One fan wrote, "My heart is so Virushka right now awwww mera Vamu and Akaay bacha." A curious fan asked, "Is that Akaay's footprint?" "Someone said with father life is like tree without roots but she is right," another one wrote. "The Best batsman, the best husband The best son & Now bestest Father," a user commented.           View this post on Instagram                       A post shared by AnushkaSharma1588 (@anushkasharma) Virushka tied the knot in a private ceremony in Italy's Tuscany in 2017. One of the most popular celebrity couples in India, the stars managed to keep their wedding a secret despite their relationship attracting a lot of limelight. The couple then welcomed their daughter, Vamika, in January 2021. Later, on February 15, 2024, Anushka Sharma shared the happy news and revealed that she and Virat Kohli welcomed a baby boy, Akaay. The actress took to her Instagram and shared the news of the arrival of their little bundle of joy, Akaay. While sharing the news with her fans, Anushka wrote, "With abundant happiness and our hearts full of love, we are pleased to inform everyone that on 15th February, we welcomed our baby boy Akaay and Vamika's little brother into this world! We seek your blessings and good wishes in this beautiful time in our lives. We request you to kindly respect our privacy at this time. Love & Gratitude, Virat & Anushka." Currently, Anushka is in the US with Virat for the ICC T20 World Cup. After India's recent victory over Pakistan, Anushka was seen happily posing with Yuzvendra Chahal's wife, Dhanashree, and others.

16 June,2024 03:34 PM IST | Mumbai | mid-day online correspondent
In Pic: Sumeet Raghavan

Father’s Day 2024: Sumeet Raghavan advocates celebrating family every day

Sarabhai vs Sarabhai actor Sumeet Raghavan is a devoted son both on-screen and off-screen. The actor, who is ready to go to great lengths for his family, has very different views on celebrating special days assigned for mothers, fathers, or any other relationship. As Father's Day approached, in an exclusive chat with midday.com, Sumeet shares that he believes it is not right to assign a day to any relation. Rather, he thinks that we should celebrate these bonds every day. The actor, while talking about the concept of special days, shared, “I give more importance to the family than to family day. I give more importance to the mother than to Mother's Day. Days keep coming and going. I think every day should be a family day. Every day should be Father's Day. I don't want to sound like a typical cliché, but I really don't think that we should assign a day for love, like Valentine's Day, or any other day. I mean, why do we need a day to celebrate?” He further continued and talked about Indian society and their family values. “Being Indians, we are so much into families. Whenever we talk about Indian society, we talk about family. We talk about values. We talk about mother, father, children, you know. This is the crux of a healthy society,” Raghavan added. Further in the conversation, Sumeet recalled his good old days when he used to visit his nani’s (maternal grandmother’s) house. Sumeet stated, “I feel that we should hold on to these values. I have been saying this for the last 30-40 years: everyone is getting separated. When kids grow up, they are out on their own, and parents are somewhere else, which is fine. But the days of joint families were something different. I remember as a child when I used to go to my nani's house, it used to be like a circus. Everyone was there—my uncles, my aunts, and their kids. We used to have a blast. This has disappeared somewhere. But I still feel that we should always be connected." Later, when we asked him about his show Wagle Ki Duniya, which will complete its 1000th episode, Sumeet shared, "Well, Wagle Ki Duniya is a very difficult proposition. It's not easy. The stories here change after every two days, after every two episodes. So, if we talk about 1000 episodes, then till today, we have given at least 700-750 fresh stories to the audience, which is not a joke. And to come up with stories, day in and day out, is a tough job." For more such interesting updates about your favourite actors and shows, stay tuned to mid-day.com.

16 June,2024 01:12 PM IST | Mumbai | Shachi Chaturvedi
Happy Father's Day

Varun Dhawan shares adorable FIRST glimpse of daughter on Father's Day

Bollywood actor Varun Dhawan shared the first picture of his daughter on Father’s Day. He expressed his joy at being a father to a baby girl. Varun Dhawan's baby makes her Instagram debut           View this post on Instagram                       A post shared by VarunDhawan (@varundvn) The 'Student of the Year' actor went on his Instagram to share a post featuring a glimpse of his baby girl's tiny hand. Alongside the post, he wrote, “Happy Father’s Day. My father taught me that the best way to celebrate this day is by going out there and working for your family so Il be doing just that. Couldn’t be happier to be a girl dad,” Varun wrote. The actor also shared a picture of his dog, proudly showing off his 'dog dad' status.  About Varun Dhawan and Natasha Dalal recently Varun Dhawan and Natasha Dalal, who recently welcomed a daughter have decided to shift base for the sake of their little one. Having a new member to your clan requires more space and room such as a nursery or a playroom and Varun is making sure his baby girl is provided with the best.  According to a report by Hindustan Times, the couple has rented Bollywood superstar Hrithik Roshan’s sea-facing home in Mumbai’s Juhu. A source informed the media outlet, “Varun and Natasha will be shifting into this house with their daughter. It is a sea-facing apartment, currently occupied by Hrithik, who in turn is moving to another apartment in the same location Juhu. VD and family will have actor Akshay Kumar and producer Sajid Nadiadwala as neighbours, who are residing in the same building.” Varun and Natasha's daughter was born on June 3. Announcing the birth of the daughter, Varun took to his Instagram account and dropped a cute video. The adorable clip featured an illustration of Varun's pet dog Joey who was seen holding a placard that read 'Welcome Lil sis'. The video post also read, "Baby Dhawan, Proud parents Natasha and Varun, Proud Family - 'Dalals and Dhawans'. In the caption, Varun wrote, "Our Baby Girl Is Here," and added, Thank u for all the good wishes for the mama and the baby."

16 June,2024 12:20 PM IST | Mumbai
Happy Father's Day

Sweet serenades! Karan Singh Grover sings to daughter Devi for Father's Day

Bipasha Basu has been sharing lots of moments with her daughter Devi, from vacations to playtime. She's been posting lovely videos with the toddler, and people online are loving it. Bipasha Basu melts hearts with video of Karan Singh Grover singing           View this post on Instagram                       A post shared by Bipasha Basu (@bipashabasu) But she's also been showing love for her husband, actor Karan Singh Grover. On June 15, Father’s Day 2024, she took the chance to write a heartfelt thank-you note for him.  Bipasha Basu took the chance to make her husband, actor Karan Singh Grover, feel special on Father’s Day. She shared a video on Instagram showing the Fighter actor singing to their daughter, Devi Basu Singh Grover. Accompanying the video, Bipasha wrote, “Devi you lucky girl… you got the best Papa ever. Btw mamma got lucky before you. Well it’s Fathers Day everyday for us. We love you Papa. #monkeylove #happyfathersday #choosingsunshine #choosinghappiness” About Bipasha-Karan lately Recently, Bipasha Basu shared the newborn picture of her baby girl Devi, portraying the divine bond between a mother and child. Taking to Instagram stories, Bipasha shared the first picture of her baby daughter. The snap shows the 'Raaz' actress lying down on a hospital bed while the doctor holds the child, wrapped in a white baby blanket, close to Bipasha's face. In the image, Bipasha is seen giving a kiss to her daughter. The post is captioned, "In honour of Mother's Day, share your first picture with your baby."The actress also added an evil eye sticker to the post. Bipasha married her 'Alone' co-star, Karan Singh Grover, in April 2016. Their daughter, Devi, was born in November 2022. Bipasha and Karan's journey of love began on the set of Bhushan Patel's film 'Alone' in 2015, where they first met and later tied the knot in April 2016, after a year of dating. The couple welcomed their daughter, Devi Basu Singh Grover, on November 12, 2022. Announcing the arrival of their bundle of joy, Bipasha took to Instagram to share the joyous news along with the name of their daughter, signifying her as the physical manifestation of their love and blessings. The actress had recently spoke about how embracing motherhood changed her life completely. She said, “Devi’s my number one when it comes to everything and anything. Whether my eyes are open or shut, it’s always her. Every time I step out, I just want to run back home and be with her. Everything in my life now revolves around her… Karan is number three, I’m number two and Devi is number one.” Karan playfully added, “I’m a slave who used to have one master. Now I’ve two masters and I’m still a slave. So, nothing much has changed for me.”

16 June,2024 09:16 AM IST | Mumbai
Priyanka and Madhu Chopra

'Most magical woman': Priyanka Chopra showers mom Madhu with love on birthday

Priyanka Chopra, who is in Australia right now, celebrated her mom Madhu Chopra's birthday. On Saturday, she posted several pictures on Instagram with her mom and her daughter, Malti Marie Chopra Jonas. Priyanka also wrote a heartfelt message for her mom. Priyanka Chopra's mom Madhu celebrated her birthday in Australia In the first picture, Priyanka is seen with her arm around her mom Madhu's shoulder, and they're leaning their heads together, smiling for the camera. Priyanka is wearing a cream-coloured top and shorts, while Madhu is dressed in a white top, black pants, and a blue shawl. In the next picture, Malti Marie Chopra Jonas is with her mom and grandma, along with some friends. She's sitting on Madhu's lap at a table with several chocolates on a plate, and a candle on one of them. Malti, wearing a white dress with a pattern, looks at the plate while everyone else smiles for the camera. Priyanka stands behind her mom, holding Malti's hand. Priyanka Chopra's mom Madhu's birthday snaps:           View this post on Instagram                       A post shared by Priyanka (@priyankachopra) Priyanka Chopra remembers her late father Recently, Priyanka Chopra took to Instagram to remember her beloved father on his death anniversary, sharing a heartfelt tribute that touched the hearts of her millions of fans worldwide. In the emotional video she posted, the screen opened to reveal her late father, Ashok Chopra, singing along to the classic Bollywood song 'Sawan ke Mahine me' from the 1964 movie 'Sharabi.' The video also featured a moving carousel of throwback pictures, capturing precious moments between Priyanka and her father. One picture showcased their loving bond during her childhood, while another immortalized the proud moment when she won the Miss World 2000 crown, with her father, beaming with pride, by her side. With the video, Priyanka wrote, "The light of every room. You're still our brightest light dad. 11 years without you and it still doesn't feel real. Thinking of you today and every day. I love you. Forever. Hold your loved ones close and tell them you love them. Time can be short." Priyanka continues to shine in her professional life. She is working on her upcoming film 'The Bluff' in Australia. Directed by Frank E Flowers, the movie is set in the 19th-century Caribbean and follows the story of a former female pirate, played by Priyanka, who must protect her family when the sins of her past catch up to her. (With inputs from ANI)

16 June,2024 07:48 AM IST | Mumbai
Janhvi Kapoor and Boney Kapoor; R- Sara and Saif Ali Khan

Father's Day 2024: When star fathers embarrassed their kids on national TV

On Father's Day, we look at some hilarious moments of star fathers when they let their unfiltered thoughts get the best of them and leave their kids embarassed on national television:  Boney and Janhvi Kapoor:  Janhvi Kapoor is an actress and elder daughter of producer Boney Kapoor and late Sridevi. The father-daughter duo had appeared together on The Kapil Sharma Show in 2022 to promote their film 'Mili'. On the show, Boney spilled some secrets about his daughter. He said, “Iske kamre mai jab mai subah jaata hoon, toh kapde bikhare hote hai, toothpaste khula hota hai, mujhe jaakr band karni padhti hai” (Whenever I enter her room in the morning, her clothes are lying here and there, the toothpaste's cap is off, I have to put the cap on it)." Boney concluded by saying, “Thankfully, flush khud kar leti (She flushes on her own).” Immediately Janhvi screams, “Papa!" in embarrassment and Kapil started laughing. Sara and Saif Ali Khan: Before the release of her debut film 'Kedarnath', Sara Ali Khan appeared on Karan Johar's chat show Koffee With Karan with her father and actor Saif Ali Khan. On the show, Saif revealed the questions he would ask Sara’s potential fiance. He noted, “Political views, drugs and views on infidelity. ” KJo intervened, “Money would be a good question to ask.” At this point Saif said, “Got cash? Take her!” Later, during the Rapid Fire, Sara revealed that she would like to date Ranbir Kapoor, but marry Kartik Aaryan. Saif asked, “Does he have money?” Later he reiterated, “If you have money, take her!” Saif's words left Sara shocked and she immediately said: "You have to stop saying that, it's wrong..." Dharmendra and Bobby Deol:  Bobby and Dharmendra had appeared together on Koffee With Karan in the latest season. On the show, a message from Dharmendra was played for the Deol brothers. In the video, Dharmendra was seen touching on the subject of Bobby's alcohol consumption and also referred to him as 'chaalu'.  Dharmendra said in the pre-recorded message, "Bobby kuch baatein chhupa jaata hai, Sunny ka pata chal jaata hai. Bobby thoda sa chalu hai, batata nahi. Main usse kai zyaada karta tha, kabhi sutta, kabhi (drink). I can't tell him to not drink, because I used to do it myself, but I still say it (Bobby hides things from me, Sunny is easier to read. But Bobby doesn’t know that I was much worse when I was his age, I’d smoke, I’d drink, but he hides it from me)." While his messages left Bobby in tears, he later expressed shock at his father calling 'chalu' publicly.     

15 June,2024 01:11 PM IST | Mumbai | mid-day online correspondent
In Pic: Avika Gor with her father

Balika Vadhu fame Avika Gor shares her Father’s Day plan

As Father’s Day approaches, actress Avika Gor opens up about the profound impact her father has had on her life and career. Known for her roles in popular television shows and films, Avika shares the valuable lessons her father has taught her, his unwavering support, and how she plans to celebrate him this year despite being apart. One of the most significant lessons Avika’s father has imparted to her is the importance of not taking any single minute for granted. "He constantly emphasizes how crucial it is to be grounded and humble," Avika reveals. "He reminds me to appreciate the teamwork involved in any achievement. Whenever I feel a sense of accomplishment, he always tells me, 'It's not just you who has done this; it’s the team who has done this.' This advice has kept me motivated and focused throughout my career." Avika’s father has also instilled in her the value of cherishing every moment of success without becoming complacent. "He tells me not to take the feeling of achievement for granted," she says. "He encourages me to keep working hard and not to celebrate success prematurely. His words remind me that there will be times when I’ll want to look back and feel proud of myself, so it’s essential to keep striving for more." This year, Father’s Day will be different for Avika as she will be away from her father due to work commitments. Despite the distance, she is determined to make the day special for him. "I will make sure he feels loved and pampered," Avika promises. "I might book a massage for him and ensure he receives plenty of flowers, chocolates, gifts, and everything he deserves. Even though I won’t be there in person, I will definitely make the day special for him." Father’s Day has always held a special place in Avika’s heart since her childhood. "I used to make greeting cards and give my father lots of gifts, always surprising him with these little gestures," she fondly recalls. "Even now, he keeps those greeting cards beautifully preserved. It’s a tradition I continue to this day, and I will definitely make something special for him this year as well. It’s a small way to remind him of the little girl I used to be." As Avika Gor prepares to honour her father this Father’s Day, her reflections highlight the deep bond they share and the lasting impact of his guidance and love.  

14 June,2024 06:21 PM IST | Mumbai | mid-day online correspondent
Drashti Dhami and Neeraj

Drashti Dhami and Neeraj Khemka to welcome their first child in October

Television actor Drashti Dhami and her husband Neeraj Khemkar are expecting their first child together. The couple took to social media to share the news in a collaborative post.  Drahsti and Neeraj made a fun video announcing the pregnancy. Their friends also helped them make the video. Sharing the announcement, Drashti wrote, "In a galaxy not so far away, a tiny rebel is joining our crazy tribe. Please send love, blessings, cash & french fries our way #BabyKOnBoard (sic)." In the video, the couple can be seen standing with a poster that read: "Could be Pink, Could be Blue. All we know is that we are due! October 2024." The couple got married in 2015.            View this post on Instagram                       A post shared by Drashti Dhami 💜 (@dhamidrashti) The couple celebrated their ninth wedding anniversary earlier this month.            View this post on Instagram                       A post shared by Drashti Dhami 💜 (@dhamidrashti) On the professional front, Drashti was last seen in the series 'Duranga', co-starring Gulshan Devaiah.  In the ZEE5 crime thriller created by Goldie Behl, Dhami plays the role of inspector Ira, who grapples with the revelation that her husband is a serial killer. Apart from that, she has also been part of several TV soaps, such as 'Dil Mill Gayye', 'Geet - Hui Sabse Parayi', 'Madhubala - Ek Ishq Ek Junoon', and 'Ek Tha Raja Ek Thi Rani', among others. Dhami has been a popular face on television since featuring in Dill Mill Gaye, in 2007. She went on to front several successful shows, from Geet Hui Sabse Parayi to Madhubala—Ek Ishq Ek Junoon. Having made the leap to digital entertainment, she is glad that like the small screen, the OTT space has begun to capitalise on the talent of female actors. She says, “Women playing the lead should have happened long ago. In television, actresses were anyway the protagonists, and now, it’s happening on OTT as well.”

14 June,2024 02:00 PM IST | Mumbai | mid-day online correspondent
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