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Sunny Deol pens a heartfelt note for son Karan on his birthday

As Karan Deol turns a year older today, his father Sunny Deol has shared a message for his son saying that as a director, he always admired his hard work and dedication to his craft. Also Read: Karan Deol recommends THIS local dish to try out at Manali Born on November 27, 1990, Karan made his film debut with the 2019 movie 'Pal Pal Dil Ke Paas' and is all set for his next 'Apne 2' alongside Sunny Deol, Dharmendra, and Bobby Deol. He called his father the best guide he could have in his life.As the 'Yamla Pagla Deewana 2' actor celebrates his birthday, his father and Bollywood actor Sunny wrote: "As a director I pushed your limits, and made you do everything. You rappelled off of high peaks in the Himalayas, jumped into frozen lakes, swam in Grade 6 Rapids water streams, got stuck between rocks, got hurt, but kept going on and on without a second thought...just because you believed in me!""When I was making you do all this, as a father my heart was always in my mouth, as a director my admiration for you was scaling mountaintops! You will succeed in your life my son because you take no shortcuts. I know it's a lot of hard work, keep going, respect elders, be kind and standup up for what is right! Happy Birthday, son!"His family poured in heartfelt wishes for him. Bobby Deol posted a picture on Instagram wishing Karan on his special day.

27 November,2022 10:33 PM IST | mumbai | IANS
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Sri Lankan singer Yohani opens up on the challenges of shooting in India

Singers Jubin Nautiyal and Yohani joined the latest episode of mid-day.com's 'BTS stars.' Yohani who is from Sri Lanka and is currently residing in Mumbai, opened up on the challenges of shooting in India. Jubin said, "The whole team was worried about her because she's coming from a place like Sri Lanka which is nice and warm, with it's beaches. It was her first shoot in India and straightaway going to a difficult place like Leh." Yohani added, "I asked him there's so much of area in India why would you pick this place? I won't forget that ever." Jubin said with a laugh, "I said you go for the worst weather conditions first so you can enjoy the rest of the country." Speaking about the major challenges Jubin said, "There were shots where we had to control our lower jaw." Yohani added, "We survived on chai, coffee and hot water." Also Read: Shriya Saran: Thalapathy Vijay is funnily intense, Rajinikanth is a humble superstar  

27 November,2022 08:16 PM IST | mumbai | mid-day online correspondent
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Shriya Saran: Vijay is funnily intense, Rajinikanth is a humble superstar

Actress Shriya Saran who has been celebrating the success of her latest release 'Drishyam 2' also featuring Ajay Devgn, Tabu and Akshaye Khanna joins the latest episode of  mid-day.com's 'Flashback with the stars.' The actress who has worked with major superstars in the South and Bollywood, spoke about her co-stars. Also Read: Shriya Saran: Andrei finds it funny when we kiss and people start clapping Speaking about Thalapathy Vijay she said, "Vijay is someone who is very intense but also very funny. So funnily intense and intensely funny." Moving on to superstar Rajinikanth with whom she shared screen space in Sivaji: The Boss, she described him as "humble superstar." While speaking about Jr NTR she said, "Very hardworking with a very good heart." What does she have to say about her other co-stars? Watch video to know more!  

27 November,2022 07:08 PM IST | mumbai | Natasha Coutinho D'souza
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Nushrratt Bharuccha starts shooting for sequal of horror film 'Chhorii'

Bollywood actress Nushrratt Bharuccha kickstarted the shooting of 'Chhorii 2' on Sunday. The film is a sequel to her 2021 horror movie which released during the same time of the year. In the first part of the film, Nushrratt played the role of a pregnant woman, who is haunted by the spirit of a slain pregnant woman, whose child was brutally murdered and she herself was left to die after being charred by her in-laws. The film not only delivered horror in generous quantity, but also threw light on the social issue for female foeticide. On Sunday, the actress also took to the story section of her Instagram to mark the start of 'Chhorii 2' shoot as she shared the pictures from her make-up session and the set in which she can be seen in the company of her director Vishal Furia. Talking about the commencement of 'Chhorri 2', she said, "It's really uncanny how 'Chhorii' released last year around the same date and we started the shoot of the sequel for the same today. 'Chhorii' is a film which has given me so much, I can't thank the universe enough. "And also my power-packed team of Vishal sir, my co-stars and the crew on set who always made me push the envelope harder. In this past one year, we have received so much love for the film, which has kept us going and made us want to level up and give our 200 per cent to the sequel." She added: "For me, 'Sakshi' (her character in the film) was an extremely challenging and tough character to crack. It was one of my toughest characters so far, as not only I was playing a pregnant woman in a world of horrors like this, but also someone who has to fight for hers and her child's survival, whilst dealing with the social practice of female foeticide on screen, which is still prevalent in some parts of our country. It was a big responsibility, and I had to give full justice to it." The actress also added that the film taught her how to completely surrender to a character. She recalled how the team shot in sugarcane farms in remote areas around Bhopal in the chilling weather of December, and after 26 days of uninterrupted shoot, she had forgotten who Nushrratt was. On the work front, Nushrratt has an interesting lineup of films such as 'Selfiee' in which she will be again seen alongside her 'Ram Setu' co-actor Akshay Kumar, and Emraan Hashmi. She also has 'Akelli' in the pipeline, which is another solo lead film by the actress. Also Read: Shriya Saran: Andrei finds it funny when we kiss and people start clapping

27 November,2022 06:56 PM IST | mumbai | IANS
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Shriya Saran: Andrei finds it funny when we kiss and people start clapping

Actress Shriya Saran who has been celebrating the success of her latest release 'Drishyam 2' also featuring Ajay Devgn, Tabu and Akshaye Khanna joins the latest episode of  mid-day.com's 'Flashback with the stars.' Shriya who had settled in Spain with husband Andrei Koscheev and daughter Radha, is back in Mumbai and says Andrei is still getting used to all the attention and paparazzi. Shriya says, "He finds it really funny, sometimes he comes and kisses me and finds it completely natural. Everyone starts clapping and he says, 'What's happening! Last I heard you are married to me and I can kiss you.' It's an evolving experience and we love the funny reactions we get. Sometimes people troll us for it but we do it because it's cute." What are Shriya's fondest memories from her wedding? Watch video to know more! Also Read: Housemates of 'Bigg Boss 16’ get roasted to the tunes of ‘Bigg Bulletin with Shekhar Suman’

27 November,2022 06:02 PM IST | mumbai | Natasha Coutinho D'souza
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Shiamak Davar: Hrithik and Aishwarya were not used to my style of choreography

Popular choreographer Shiamak Davar takes a walk down memory lane as 'Dhoom 2' featuring Hrithik Roshan, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Abhishek Bachchan, Bipasha Basu, Uday Chopra and others recently completed 16 years. His other film 'Dil Toh Pagal Hai' hit the 25 year mark last month and he spoke about what went into making the iconic 'Dance of envy' featuring Madhuri Dixit and Karisma Kapoor. Transcripts from the interview. What are the memories that come back from 16 years ago?There are a lot of good memories associated with 'Dhoom 2.' It is always a pleasure working with Hrithik Roshan and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan. I also had a blast because I had a fantastically fabulous director called Arjun Sablok. He had directed the music video for the song 'Dhoom Again' from 'Dhoom 2' and I think because of him this video looked very soothing.  Of course Hrithik And Aishwarya’s effortless performance with the dance company made it a hit.  Which was the most challenging piece to choreograph in the film and why ?Hrithik and Aishwarya were not used to my style of choreography which was very Indo-contemporary and Hip-hop, very different from what they used to do in Bollywood . So in the beginning phase where Hrithik had to dance it was a bit difficult for him but I must say he picked it up so beautifully and did such a good job. In fact , I remember him telling me, "I am so happy that I can pick up your style easily." I agreed with him because it was the truth!  Aishwarya also  picked it up really well as I had already worked with her in Miss India where I had choreographed for her. It was also the same year where she won the Miss World pageant. She had some idea of my style of working. So I think she also danced beautifully.  Well that's how it became such a hit because Aishwarya and Hrithik did  such a wonderful job, my choreography looked good. Also Read: Bipasha Basu oozes 'old world charm' in latest picture I have a great bond with Aishwarya and Abhishek over the years. Even with Hrithik till today, when we work together it's a beautiful bond. Abhishek and Aishwarya are much closer to me because I know them personally as friends. When I meet Hrithik on the sets of Filmfare or IIFA or any other shows , it is a great bond we share.  I am so happy that I worked with him because he is really a fabulous dancer . What have you been working on or upcoming projects ?I worked on the World chess Olympiad  that took place in Chennai where I choreographed the opening and closing ceremony. I also worked on Filmfare and I am currently working on another show where I am performing as a singer. There are a lot of things in the pipeline. I am happy that I am also doing the World hockey event where I am directing and choreographing with my dance company. Your other film 'Dil Toh Pagal Hai' recently completed 25 years, please share your fondest memories...It will always be one of my fondest memories because Yash Chopra is one of the nicest people in Bollywood that I have worked with. He was the one who got me in and Pam Aunty (his wife) who used to give us lovely lunches and dinner when we used to meet on sets. Of course Shah Rukh was the one who forced me to do 'Dil Toh Pagal Hai' because I had no idea if my western style would ever work so it was because of him I actually did the film. Karisma Kapoor and Madhuri Dixit, were outstanding in the movie. They followed everything in my choreography. It was a great relief to know that Madhuri and Karisma were so talented in the sense that my style was not easy and was new to them. They picked up my style and performed so well. The competition sequence between Madhuri and Karishma is iconic. How was that created?The jugalbandi, 'the dance of envy' performed by  Madhuri and Karisma, had a very small area to dance in. The plot was how Karisma comes and gets upset watching Madhuri take over her studio and her place, she zips down her jacket and walks over the step to come and say 'look you took over my place' and then she joins in. So for me choreography is also about story. I got to give them movements and how Madhuri did it in a very classical and beautiful style and how Karisma did it in a very modern and funky style. Both these styles complimented each other. That's why the jugalbandi dance looked so good and it was because of them .        

27 November,2022 05:08 PM IST | mumbai | Natasha Coutinho D'souza
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Housemates of 'Bigg Boss 16’ get roasted on ‘Bigg Bulletin with Shekhar Suman’

It is that time of the week when the housemates have to pay for their actions as versatile actor and roast master Shekhar Suman is back with yet another entertaining episode of ‘Bigg Bulletin with Shekhar Suman’ on ‘Bigg Boss 16’. This time the actor brings a musical twist by showing off his singing skills as he roasts the contestants with a ‘Bigg Boss’ special ‘Qawwali’. It spills some beans which the housemates are not ready for. Through it, Soundarya Sharma, who’s vegan finds out that the almond milk which was gifted to her by Shalin, was actually not almond milk. In musical andaaz, Suman shared his thoughts on Priyanka’s behaviour towards Ankit and this led to a spat between the rumoured couple. Ankit questions Priyanka on her behaviour, to which Priyanka defiantly says that because Ankit is unresponsive or silent most of the time and this triggers her. Through his calm demeanour Ankit tries to explain Priyanka that every conversation need not be a fight but could be a normal discussion, although this explanation is not appreciated by Priyanka, she says that she will try to change. The upcoming episodes will actually reveal whether she means what she says. Also Read: Bigg Boss 16 Exclusive! Priyanka Chahar Choudhary: Shehnaaz Gill and Sidharth Shukla were my favourites The biggest drama of the episode unfolds when a defiant Archana refuses to serve punishment given by ‘Bigg Boss’ for sleeping during the day. Five contestants which included, Archana, Saundarya, Shalin, Priyanka and Ankit, were sleeping during the day and despite the master’s warning they kept on sleeping. Angered by their violation of rules, ‘Bigg Boss’ gives them a punishment that the other housemates will splash water on the aforementioned contestants. Archana refuses to serve  the punishment by stating she will fall sick if water is splashed on her. Archana’s behaviour does not go down well with ‘Bigg Boss’ who decides to punish the entire house. It remains to see what punishment the housemates will get. Keep watching the show to find out Archana’s fate in the house. Amidst all these chaos, the sword of elimination hangs above the heads of the nominated contestants. Tonight’s episode will reveal who ends up leaving the house after a long journey of almost two months

27 November,2022 04:02 PM IST | mumbai | mid-day online correspondent
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"Can't stop thanking Bhai and Mahesh Manjrekar sir," says Aayush Sharma

Turning into an overnight sensation across the nation, Aayush Sharma emerged as Rahuliya Bhai, amassing a huge fanbase in no time, post the release of Antim: The Final Truth, last year. As the film marks one year today, Aayush Sharma took to his social media to express his gratitude towards the exceptional love and appreciation showered on him.  While Aayush became the Chogada boy with the phenomenal success of the chartbuster song Chogada from his debut film LoveYatri, his second film 'Antim: The Final Truth', came as a revelation to the audience, shaping the perceptions of the viewers. From the audience to the critics, everyone hailed the remarkable transformation of Aayush Sharma, not just physically but also denoting the exceptional growth as a performer with 'Antim'.  Overwhelmed by the abundant love poured onto him even after a year, Aayush Sharma said, "Kya Din tha woh.. One year of Antim & One year of Rahuliya .. ek saal baad bhi pyaar mil raha hai. Dil se shukriya bolna chahta hoon iss kirdar ko umeed se bhi zyada pyaar dene ke liye.  Till now can’t stop thanking bhai @beingsalmankhan & @maheshmanjrekar sir for giving me this part."           View this post on Instagram                       A post shared by Aayush Sharma (@aaysharma) Applauded for his jaw-dropping physical transformation to look the part of a menacing, dreaded gangster after having played the adorable Loverboy, Aayush Sharma presented insights into his versatility, dedication and talent.  Also Read: Watch video! Aayush Sharma opens up about the time he got into trouble with the cops Continuing to surprise the audience, Aayush announced two completely diverse films this year, releasing intriguing and gripping teasers. Creating a buzz with not just his exciting performance but also his style of announcements, Aayush Sharma is pioneering the trend of untitled announcement with initials and chronological number of the project in Bollywood, adapted from South. 

27 November,2022 02:00 PM IST | Mumbai | mid-day online correspondent
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Viral Photos Of The Week: Inside Aaradhya Bachchan's birthday party

Aishwarya Rai and Abhishek Bachchan's daughter Aaradhya turned 11 on November 16. On a weekend following the birthday, the star parents hosted a party for their daughter inviting all her friends. Jaya Bachchan, Amitabh Bachchan, and Aishwarya's mother Vrinda Rai were also seen at the party. Recently, a couple of pictures from inside the party went viral on social media when it was extensively shared by the fan clubs of Aishwarya and Abhishek.  In the pictures and videos doing the rounds on social media, Aaradhya is seen in a white dress and matching hairband. The little one is surrounded by her friends and a conical-shaped decorated cake in front of her. In a viral clip, Aishwarya can be seen gesturing at everyone to start singing as she helps her daughter with cutting the cake and later goes on to feed her. Abhishek gives his daughter a peck on the cheek and Jaya Bachchan can be seen smiling and clapping for her granddaughter. Amitabh can be seen in a peach tracksuit in the video.  Some more PRICELESS MOMENTS ✨ from Aaru's 11th birthday last night!🎊❤️ That kiss Abhi gave to Aish n Aaru seriously melt my heart🥺@juniorbachchan you're the BEST 💗#AaradhyaBachchan #AishwaryaRaiBachchan #AbhishekBachchan pic.twitter.com/haNAHVP2IX — Aaradhya Rai Bachchan Official ARB (@WeLoveAaradhyaB) November 20, 2022 One more small clip from Aaradhya's 11th B'day!🎊❤️✨#AaradhyaBachchan #AishwaryaRaiBachchan #AbhishekBachchan pic.twitter.com/xi6cyKWKId — Aaradhya Rai Bachchan Official ARB (@WeLoveAaradhyaB) November 20, 2022 Meanwhile, on Aaradhya's birthday, mother Aishwarya took to her Instagram handle to share a picture of the two and wrote, "My love… My life… I love you, My Aaradhya." She was seen giving Aaradhya a kiss in the picture.  Abhishek shared a solo picture of Aaradhya from the day and wrote on his Instagram page, “Happy Birthday my little Princess! I love you mostest.”  

27 November,2022 11:48 AM IST | Mumbai | mid-day online correspondent
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Anees Bazmee mourns demise of veteran actor Vikram Gokhale at IFFI 2022

Veteran theatre and film actor Vikram Gokhale passed away on Saturday after a multi-organ failure. He was 77. Soon after this heartbreaking news was confirmed, the entire nation mourned the irreplaceable loss. Filmmaker Anees Bazmee, who worked with Vikram Gokhale in films like 'Laadla' (1994) and 'Bhool Bhulaiyaa' (2007), too, paid his condolences. Speaking to ANI during the 53rd International Film Festival of India (IFFI), Bazmee said, "It's a sad day for Indian cinema. He (Vikram Gokhale) was a fantastic actor. His demise has left me extremely saddened. I worked with him in several films including 'Laadla' and 'Bhool Bhulaiyaa'. He was our senior ...he always used to share his experience with us. I have loads of memories with him." Also Read: Exclusive! Shreyas Talpade: Vikram Gokhale kaka was never ashamed of asking for work Through the course of his long and successful career, Vikram Gokhale appeared in both Hindi and Marathi films. He made his film debut in 1971 with Amitabh Bachchan's Parwana. In 2010, he received the National Award for Best Actor for his work in the Marathi film Anumati. He also forayed into direction with the Marathi film Aaghaat. Born in Pune on November 14, 1945, the veteran actor came from a family where acting ran in their blood. He was the son of Chandrakant Gokhale, a Marathi theatre and film performer and his great-grandmother, Durgabai Kamat, was the first female actor on the Indian screen. His grandmother Kamlabai Gokhale was the first female child actor in Indian cinema. This story has been sourced from a third party syndicated feed, agencies. Mid-day accepts no responsibility or liability for its dependability, trustworthiness, reliability and data of the text. Mid-day management/mid-day.com reserves the sole right to alter, delete or remove (without notice) the content in its absolute discretion for any reason whatsoever

27 November,2022 10:30 AM IST | Mumbai | ANI
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Did you know Bappi Lahiri's name is in Guinness Book of World Records?

Known as the 'Disco King' of the Indian music industry, Bappi Lahiri's contributions to the music industry have been etched into our hearts. On the occasion of his birth anniversary, let's run through the pages of his glorious life. One lesser-known fact about the evergreen persona is that he held a Guinness World record! Bappi Da, as he was fondly addressed, made more than 9,000 songs during his time in the industry. And, 1986 happened to be his year. In 1986, Bappi Da sang 180 songs in 33 films which got him in the Guinness Book of World Records! In fact, his famous song 'Jimmy Jimmy Aa Jaa' holds the world record for being dubbed in 45 foreign languages. Most recently, the song became the new anthem for people in China to protest Covid lockdowns. Several videos went viral on TikTok and other social media platforms in which Chinese facing the lockdowns are seen using Bappi Da's track to express their anger and frustration over the country's stringent zero-COVID policy. Also Read: Amitabh Bachchan on Bappi Lahiri: His songs for my films shall remain eternal Another lesser-known fact about him is his stint in politics. Bappi Da joined the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on January 31, 2014, in the presence of Rajnath Singh, the then-national President of the Bharatiya Janata Party, to contest the 2014 Lok Sabha election. He was made a BJP candidate from Srerampur (Lok Sabha constituency) in 2014, however, the musician lost to Kalyan Banerjee of All India Trinamool Congress. Born as Alokesh Lahiri on November 27, 1952, in Jalpaiguri, West Bengal, he was part of a family with a rich tradition in classical music. His father, Aparesh Lahiri was a famous Bengali singer and his mother, Banshori Lahiri, was a musician-singer who was well-versed in classical music and Shyama Sangeet. He was their only child. At the mere age of three, Bappi Da started to play the table and went on to keep learning different instruments like saxophone and guitar. His maternal uncle, legendary Indian singer Kishore Kumar, along with his parents were a huge part of making music such an indispensable part of Bappi Da's life. After initially being trained by his parents, he received his first opportunity in a Bengali film, 'Daadu' (1972) at the age of 19. The first Hindi film for which he composed music was 'Nanha Shikari' (1973) and his first Hindi composition was 'Tu Hi Mera Chanda' sung by Mukesh. In late 2016, Bappi Da lent his voice to the character of Tamatoa in the Hindi-dubbed version of Disney's 3D animated fantasy adventure film 'Moana'. For the film, he also composed and sang 'Shona', the Hindi version of 'Shiny'. This was his first time dubbing for an animated character. At the 63rd Filmfare Awards, he won the Filmfare Lifetime Achievement Award.  This story has been sourced from a third party syndicated feed, agencies. Mid-day accepts no responsibility or liability for its dependability, trustworthiness, reliability and data of the text. Mid-day management/mid-day.com reserves the sole right to alter, delete or remove (without notice) the content in its absolute discretion for any reason whatsoever

27 November,2022 10:28 AM IST | Mumbai | ANI
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