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Shilpa Shetty Kundra's social initiative supports woman empowerment

Shilpa Shetty has turned partner and investor to Hunar Online Courses, a skilling platform with a community of over 20 lakh women. With this partnership, the actress comes to realize her vision of financial independence for one lakh women by the coming year through better skilling and entrepreneurship opportunities for Indian women. On her collaboration with Hunar, Shilpa Shetty, Bollywood Actress, Health and Wellness Influencer, and Entrepreneur, said, “Empowering the women of India with skills to become financially independent has always been a dream for me. As an independent woman, I believe that financial independence and having a personal source of income are important for the woman, her family, and the country. When I attended the Hunar Fashion Show as a Chief Guest, I saw first-hand the impact that Hunar’s team was creating, and I wanted to join them as an investor and a brand ambassador.” Nishtha Yogesh, Founder and CEO of Hunar Online Courses, said, “India has the potential to grow its GDP exponentially when India’s women are provided with the right platform to learn, grow, and earn an income. Women want to be financially independent and to be recognized for their skills, but do not have easy access to opportunities to learn or earn. Through its wide array of courses in Fashion, Food, Beauty and Photography, Hunar aims to enable and empower these women by lending them the required support at every stage of their journey through expert faculty, dedicated student guides, entrepreneurship mentors and access to a vast community of like-minded women. Also Read: Watch video! Abhishek Pathak on 'Drishyam 2': Ajay Devgn believed in me We have always seen Shilpa Shetty Kundra as a balanced, talented and determined woman who finds purpose in everything she does. By joining hands with such a progressive platform, the actress rightly initiates a social change and enhances the empowerment of countless women in the country. Shilpa Shetty also shared a video on Instagram announcing her empowering association with Hunar. She captioned the video - "Super excited to share that I am not only the Brand Ambassador, but also an investor of Hunar Online Courses - an amazing platform that takes Indian women from skill to success This supportive space with a community of 20 lakh+ women helps them learn fashion, food & beauty skills, make their own creations, and even start a business!  On the work front, Shilpa has multiple projects on the horizon. She is gearing up for the release of Sonal Joshi's 'Sukhee' wherein she plays the lead protagonist and Rohit Shetty's 'Indian Police Force'.

01 December,2022 01:04 PM IST | mumbai | mid-day online correspondent
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Shah Rukh Khan wraps Saudi Arabia schedule of 'Dunki'

Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan says he has completed the Saudi Arabia schedule of his upcoming film 'Dunki', directed by Rajkumar Hirani.In a video shared on his social media handles, the actor on Wednesday night thanked the movie's cast and crew for a "lovely" filmmaking experience. "There's nothing more satisfying than completing a shooting schedule as is with 'Dunki' here in Saudi. I want to thank Raju sir, Abhijat, Manosh, and the rest of the cast and crew for making it so lovely," Shah Rukh said in the short clip. The actor, who will be feted at the opening ceremony of the Red Sea International Film Festival in Saudi Arabia on Thursday, also expressed gratitude towards the country's Ministry of Culture for their help with scouting picturesque locations and warm hospitality. Also Read: 55 days to 'Pathaan': Shah Rukh Khan begins countdown with new poster "And a special thanks to the Ministry of Culture and Films here in Saudi for giving us such spectacular locations, amazing arrangements, and the warm hospitality. So, here is a very, very big shukraan (Arabic for 'thank you') to you all... God bless you all. Onto the Red Sea International Film Festival," he added. A very big Shukran to @mocsaudi_en , the team and all who made this shoot schedule of #Dunki so smooth… pic.twitter.com/gjCqCMRSZk — Shah Rukh Khan (@iamsrk) November 30, 2022 Shah Rukh will receive an honorary award at the second edition of the Jeddah-set film gala for "exceptional contribution" to the film industry. The Red Sea International Film Festival, which will conclude on December 10, will present 131 feature films and shorts from 61 countries in 41 languages. Besides 'Dunki', Shah Rukh will be seen in Siddharth Anand's 'Pathaan', which is set to be released in January 2023. He will also feature in Atlee's action-entertainer 'Jawan'. 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

01 December,2022 12:56 PM IST | Mumbai | PTI
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Hindi teaser of Upendra and Kichcha Sudeepa-starrer 'Kabzaa' out now

The teaser of the most-awaited action, drama entertainer of the decade, ‘Kabzaa’ was unveiled by the makers today. The film which originated in Kannada will also be released in multiple languages like Hindi, Tamil, Telugu & Malayalam. The production house which is known for giving back-to-back Superhit films at the box office, Anand Pandit Motion Pictures is now all set to foray into South Films with the pan-India release of ‘Kabzaa’. The story of the film revolves around a brave freedom fighter Amareshwara who gets killed by the British, due to unfavorable circumstances, his son Arkeshwara becomes the king of the underworld in India during the period of 1960-1984 and sets his mark in Indian History. Sharing his views about this, producer Anand Pandit said, “ We are extremely excited to venture into South Films. Our vision has always been to entertain the audience to their fullest and Kabzaa is one such entertainer that we have our complete faith in, it is our pleasure to be associated with superstar Upendra, Kichcha Sudeepa, Shriya Saran and all the wonderful talents associated with this film.”           View this post on Instagram                       A post shared by Anand Pandit (@anandpandit) Speaking about the film, the leading actor Upendra said, “It's a great joy that Kabzaa, a new chapter in the underworld, is being released in Hindi by Bollywood's renowned Anand Pandit Motion Pictures. May your cooperation continue to be like this.” Kichcha Sudeepa said, “Anand Pandit Motion pictures, a renowned distributor, is releasing our film Kabzaa at this wonderful time when South Indian cinema is being acknowledged as Indian cinema. It resembles a reward for the film crew's arduous efforts.” Adding to this director R Chandru added, “It gives me great pleasure to announce that Kabzaa will be released in Hindi by renowned Bollywood studio Anand Pandit Motion Pictures. It seems like our commitment and efforts are being acknowledged.” Helmed by R Chandru, Kabzaa has an ensemble star cast consisting of supremely talented and proficient actors like Upendra, Kichcha Sudeepa, and Drishyam 2 Star, Shriya Saran in pivotal roles. Also Read: Unfortunately in Indian cinema, we have two climaxes, says A Sreekar Prasad Anand Pandit Motion Pictures in association with Sri Siddeshwara Enterprises and Alankar Pandian. Produced by Anand Pandit, R. Chandru and Alankar Pandian and directed by R. Chandru.

01 December,2022 12:52 PM IST | Mumbai | mid-day online correspondent
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Watch video! Abhishek Pathak on 'Drishyam 2': Ajay Devgn believed in me

'Drishyam 2' director Abhishek Pathak is the latest guest on mid-day.com's 'BTS Stars.' He spoke about taking charge of the film, from the late Nishikant Kamat who directed part one. Also Read: Ishita Dutta on Drishyam 2: I hope people talk about it for the next seven years Abhishek said, "I've known him since childhood. He's family and I see him as an elder brother. I never thought I'd get to direct him in my first or second film. I was nervous about the fact that I always looked at him in a certain way but now I have to direct him. It's a different ball game altogether when you have to tell such a senior actor what is to be done!" Watch video to know more!    

01 December,2022 12:24 PM IST | mumbai | Natasha Coutinho D'souza
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Sidharth Malhotra, Disha Patani, Raashii Khanna's Yodha to release in July 2023

Sidharth Malhotra's action-packed 'Yodha' will arrive in theatres on July 7, 2023. The update was shared by actor's team on Wednesday. Produced by Hiroo Johar, Karan Johar, Apoorva Mehta and Shashank Khaitan, 'Yodha' is helmed by Sagar Ambre and Pushkar Ojha. Apart from Sidharth, 'Yodha' also stars Raashii Khanna and Disha Patani. The film was earlier scheduled to release in theatres on November 11, 2022. Last year, in November, Sidharth announced Yodha. Sharing his excitement about starring in Yodha and wrote, "Presenting #Yodha, the first film of the action franchise by Dharma Productions. Excited to be boarding this plane led by two very talented men - Sagar Ambre & Pushkar Ojha."           View this post on Instagram                       A post shared by Sidharth Malhotra (@sidmalhotra) Also Read: Sidharth Malhotra: If I’m here in 20 years, I will know I’ve made it Sharing his excitement about starring in Yodha and wrote, "Presenting #Yodha, the first film of the action franchise by Dharma Productions. Excited to be boarding this plane led by two very talented men - Sagar Ambre & Pushkar Ojha." In the upcoming months, Sidharth will also be seen in the romantic-comedy Mission Majnu, alongside Rashmika Mandanna. Sidharth also has Rohit Shetty's web series Indian Police Force in pipeline. 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

01 December,2022 11:29 AM IST | Mumbai | ANI
Pathaan poster

55 days to 'Pathaan': Shah Rukh Khan begins countdown with new poster

Superstar Shah Rukh Khan's upcoming film 'Pathaan' is one of the most awaited films. The actor will be seen on the big screen after four years and the makers promise to present Khan in a larger than life avatar on the screen. The excitement around the film is humoungous. Khan, too, cannot wait to present the film before the audience and his latest tweet is proof.  As we enter in to the final month of 2022, Shah Rukh Khan expressed his excitement towards 'Pathaan' by counting down to the release date of the film. The actor shared new posters of the film in Hindi, Tamil, Telugu and English. In the poster, Shah Rukh Khan can be seen in an intense avatar pointing a gun in the opposite direction. He is flanked by Deepika and John who are seen posing with weapons.  Sharing the posters, Khan wrote, "Peti baandh li hai..? Toh chalein!!! #55DaysToPathaan. Celebrate #Pathaan with #YRF50 only at a big screen near you on 25th January, 2023. Releasing in Hindi, Tamil and Telugu" Peti baandh li hai..? Toh chalein!!! #55DaysToPathaanCelebrate #Pathaan with #YRF50 only at a big screen near you on 25th January, 2023. Releasing in Hindi, Tamil and Telugu. @deepikapadukone | @TheJohnAbraham | #SiddharthAnand | @yrf pic.twitter.com/VGAzfp152s — Shah Rukh Khan (@iamsrk) December 1, 2022 Meanwhile, the teaser of 'Pathaan' which was released on Khan's birthday on November 2 has added to the excitement towards the film. The makers have decided to drop the music of the film before unveiling the trailer. The trailer of the Siddharth Anand directorial will be released only in January.  Also Read: Watch: Makers of 'Pathaan' give 84-second glimpse of Shah Rukh Khan starrer Siddharth Anand said, "Pathaan has two spectacular songs. And fortunately both are so incredible that they are potential chartbuster anthems of the year. Hence, we decided to give people ample time to enjoy the songs before the film releases." 'Pathaan', which is a part of Aditya Chopra's ambitious spy universe, also stars Deepika Padukone and John Abraham. "Since December is a party and holiday season for people across the world. So we will release the songs of the film before the theatrical trailer. This is also part of our strategy to hold back the plot of Pathaan to as close to the release as possible. So get ready to dance to the music of 'Pathaan'", the director added. 'Pathaan', which also has a cameo by Salman Khan, will land in theatres on January 25 in Hindi, Tamil and Telugu.

01 December,2022 11:12 AM IST | Mumbai | mid-day online correspondent
Pics courtesy: Ayushmann Khurrana/ Instagram

Ayushmann Khurrana's ode to the original action hero of Bollywood

Actor Ayushmann Khurrana, who awaits the release of his upcoming film 'An Action Hero', has paid a tribute to Ajay Devgn in a very special style. Ayushmann attempted to recreate an Ajay Devgn moment where he is seen standing on top of two cars. He shared the picture on Instagram, wowing his fans as he does the stunt. He captioned the picture: "OG Action Hero ko naye Action Hero ka salaam. _Kaafi phool aur kaanton se guzarna padta hai doston."           View this post on Instagram                       A post shared by Ayushmann Khurrana (@ayushmannk) Also Read: Ayushmann Khurrana's 'Dream Girl 2' gets a new release date Talking about it, a source shared: "When the idea of recreating the iconic scene was suggested, Ayushmann immediately agreed and was really excited about it. He asked the team to make the necessary arrangements and the shot was taken the very same day." Ayushmann has been going all out to promote the film. The rollercoaster thriller is set to release on December 2. 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

01 December,2022 11:00 AM IST | Mumbai | IANS
Vicky Kaushal in Sam Bahadur

Vicky Kaushal-starrer 'Sam Bahadur' to be released in theatres on Dec 1 2023

Produced by Ronnie Screwvala, the much anticipated Meghna Gulzar directorial 'Sam Bahadur', starring Vicky Kaushal in the titular role, is set to release in cinemas on 1st December 2023. The film also stars Sanya Malhotra as Manekshaw's wife Silloo and Fatima Sana Shaikh as former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi. The makers dropped the first unit of the film today, announcing the date exactly a year  before release next year— soaring the excitement for a long-awaited project among the audience.  The video showcases a battalion of army officers paving way for Sam Bahadur. The film has been a topic of conversation with Vicky’s uncanny resemblance and realistic portrayal of Sam since the time it was announced and now, with makers dropping its release date, it is set to create more excitement.            View this post on Instagram                       A post shared by Vicky Kaushal (@vickykaushal09) Sam Manekshaw’s Army career spanned over four decades and five wars. He was the first Indian Army officer to be promoted to the rank of Field Marshal and his military victory in the 1971 Indo-Pak war led to the creation of Bangladesh. Also Read: After 2 months and 5 cities, Vicky Kaushal wraps first schedule of 'Sam Bahadur' Directed by Meghna Gulzar, starring Vicky Kaushal, Sanya Malhotra and Fatima Sana Shaikh and produced  by Ronnie Screwvala, the film will release in theatres on 01.12.2023.

01 December,2022 10:24 AM IST | Mumbai | mid-day online correspondent
Vicky Kaushal and Shehnaaz Gill, Pic- Instagram handle of Shehnaaz

Watch: Paps call Shehnaaz 'Punjab ki Katrina Kaif' in front of Vicky Kaushal

Shehnaaz Gill currently hosts a show named 'Desi Vibes with Shehnaaz Gill' where she chats with celebrities form the film industry in her own unique style. Vicky Kaushal, who is promoting his upcoming film 'Govinda Naam Mera' visited the sets of the show to promote the film.  Vicky and Shehnaaz also posed for the paparazzi after the shoot and even hugged for the paps. Videos of the same are going viral on social media. In the video, the paps can be seen calling Shehnaaz as 'Punjab Ki Katrina Kaif'. Gill looked skittishly at Vicky after the comment by the paparazzi. To everyone's surprise, Vicky cuts in and said, "Yeh India ki Shehnaaz Gill hai…” . Shehnaaz thanks him for saying the same. For the unversed, Vicky Kaushal tied the knot with Katrina Kaif in December last year.            View this post on Instagram                       A post shared by mid-day (@middayindia) Also Read: Shehnaaz Gill remembers Sidharth Shukla at award show: 'Thank you for coming into my life' Meanwhile, as Shehnaaz waited to pose with Vicky, a paparazzo asked her, "Shehnaaz ji thoda ghabraaye huye lag rahe ho, thoda smile (you look a little tense, please smile).” Before she gave Vicky a hug, Shehnaaz responded to the paparazzo by saying, “Nahi, Vicky Kaushal kya mere papa hai (this is Vicky Kaushal, not my father).” Shehnaaz also shared pictures with Vicky on her Instagram handle. In the pictures, they are seen in colour-coordinated yellow outfits. She wrote in the caption, “Very seldom you meet a star who makes you feel you are one of them. Very seldom you get this feeling that you know this person from ages and is family. Very seldom, in your second meeting you feel that you know this person like he is family. I guess this is what a true star is. @vickykaushal09 I’m delighted to have met you once again and today’s chat was more than just conversations… I wish you nothing but success, good health and positivity always.” Shehnaaz Gill, who rose to fame with her stint on Bigg Boss 15 had spoken about being called as 'Punjab Ki Katrina Kaif' on Yashraj Mukhate's YouTube channel. "When my mother used to go to parlours when I was a child, they used to tell her 'Oh your daughter looks like Katrina'. But now I have become India's Shehnaaz Gill and Katrina Kaif has become Punjab's Katrina Kaif. Do you know how? She has married Vicky Kaushal and where is he from?" she had said earlier this year.          

01 December,2022 09:55 AM IST | Mumbai | mid-day online correspondent
Arjun Kapoor and Malaika Arora. Pic- Instagram

Arjun Kapoor shoots down reports on Malaika Arora's pregnancy

Actor Arjun Kapoor on Wednesday strongly reacted to the reports of his girlfriend Malaika Arora being pregnant. He took to Instagram Story, shared a screenshot, and slammed the fake news. He wrote, "This is the lowest that you could have gone and you have done it by being casual, insensitive and absolutely unethical in carrying garbage news. This journalist has been writing such pieces regularly and getting away with it because we tend to ignore these fake gossip articles while they spread across media and become the truth. This is not done. Don't dare to play with our personal lives." Meanwhile, Malaika also slammed the report in her Instagram story. Also Read: Arjun Kapoor’s special post for Malaika Arora One of the leading entertainment portals claimed that Arjun and Malaika were expecting their first child together. Malaika and Arjun have been dating for quite some time now. However, it was not until a couple of years ago that both decided to make their relationship public. Even after all the trolling because of the 12-year age gap between them, Malaika and Arjun never fail to shower on each other on social media. Meanwhile, on the work front, Arjun will be next seen in director Aasmaan Bhardwaj's dark comedy film 'Kuttey' alongside Radhika Madan, Tabu and Konkana Sen Sharma. The film is all set to hit the theatres on January 13, 2023. Apart from that, he has the action thriller 'The Lady Killer' along with actor Bhumi Pednekar in his kitty. On the other hand, Malaika will be seen in 'Moving with Malaika' which will stream on Disney+ Hotstar from December 5 onwards. 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

01 December,2022 08:33 AM IST | Mumbai | ANI
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Throwback Thursday: When baby Kajol was holding baby Tanisha in her arms

The very moment someone utters the name of ‘Kajol’, the terms that one can associate with her are ‘firebrand actress’, ‘stellar performer’, ‘flawless artist’… the list is endless. Even though she is an extremely successful person, it’s always nice and refreshing to walk past the memory lane. Also Read: Karan Singh Chhabra gets a taste of Akshay Kumar's sense of humour Recently, Kajol decided to take a stroll down the memory lane when she posted the adjoining photograph. The actress took to social media and posted this extremely adorable childhood photo of hers, wherein she is holding her dearest sister Tanishaa Mukerji in her arms. The photograph is really a visual treat in itself. Also Read: Bigg Boss 16: Nimrit, Shalin fight over the topic of 'mental health' On the film front, Kajol will be seen in the upcoming film 'Salaam Venky', which also stars Vishal Jethwa in the titular role. Overall, there is also Aamir Khan who will be seen in a special appearance in the film.

01 December,2022 08:14 AM IST | Mumbai | mid-day online correspondent
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