Choreographer Terrance Lewis 'serves Italian with spice' in almost nude shoot

Choreographer Terence Lewis caused quite a stir online when he posted a bold video on his social media. In the video, Lewis strikes poses similar to famous Italian sculptures like Michelangelo's David albeit with a modern twist. He's wearing very little clothing and added a teasing caption: "Something’s cooking! Serving Italian with Spice shortly!!!" Choreographer Terrance Lewis 'serves Italian with spice' in almost nude shoot The video blended the classic Italian style and a modern touch, and got a lot of notice from folks online, stirring up different reactions. Some netizens thought Lewis was brave for his artistic statement, while others didn't like it, saying it was too much. Lewis replied to those critics in the comments section. He wrote, "Each person sees n judges the other from the prism of their own personal lives ! The human body is a masterpiece and a gift from the creator, how we chose to add or become reductive is a choice… unconscious for most. Art … Erotica… Golden Ratio…Phi or pornography lies in the lens of the beholder! (sic.)" Choreographer Terrance Lewis 'serves Italian with spice' in an almost nude shoot, take a look:           View this post on Instagram                       A post shared by Terence Lewis (@terence_here) One user wrote, "Looking forward to the result" Another fan penned, "Only you COULD. . . & CAN do this . . 💫🙌😍 AMAZING!! ART & BEAUTY . .isn't everyone's cup of tea . . 😊💫 (sic.)"  Another user wrote, "@terence_here ❤️💕 always love you . On this day of last year I took a selfie with you when you came to Manipur ♥️. I always pray to God to give me a chance to meet you again ❤️ sir (sic.)"           View this post on Instagram                       A post shared by Terence Lewis (@terence_here)           View this post on Instagram                       A post shared by Terence Lewis (@terence_here) On the work front: On the work front, Terence has judged reality shows like 'Dance India Dance' and 'Nach Baliye' and also choreographed in films like 'Lagaan', 'Jhankaar Beats', and 'Goliyon Ki Raasleela Ram-Leela', among others. He was also part of the panel of judges including choreographer Geeta Kapur, and Bollywood actress Sonali Bendre on the dance reality show 'India's Best Dance Season 3'.

16 April,2024 07:39 PM IST | Mumbai
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Anushka Sharma gives Mumbai paparazzi FIRST look at newborn son Akaay

Anushka Sharma and ex-Indian cricket captain Virat Kohli had their second child on February 15th. Virat took a break from cricket but came back to India for the IPL. Meanwhile, Anushka stayed in London with the kids. She came back to Mumbai on Tuesday with Vamika and Akaay. Anushka even showed Akaay's face to the paparazzi, which got her some fans. Instant Bollywood to Viral Bhayani, many paparazzi pages praised her for this. Anushka Sharma gives Mumbai paparazzi FIRST look at newborn son Akaay           View this post on Instagram                       A post shared by Viral Bhayani (@viralbhayani) The paparazzi pages posted on Instagram to update their followers. They mentioned that Anushka Sharma was seen at the airport with her two kids. Like always, she shielded them from the cameras. She had a chat with the paparazzi and even gave them a quick peek at their son Akaay. However, she declined to have any pictures taken. The post on Viral Bhayani's page read as follows, "Anushka Sharma gave an exclusive sneak peek of the baby to the paps at the airport and also promised to meet soon for a get together. She will pose herself but not when the kids are around. One may recall that, earlier, Ranbir Kapoor and Alia Bhatt had invited the paps to their residence for a get together. That time, Ranbir showed / revealed the angelic face of Raha to the paps from his phone!" "Even though she did not allow the paps to click photos or videos of her two kids, she did say that she would do a photo of herslef when the kids are not around." the post concluded. When Anushka Sharma announced the arrival of her bundle of joy 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"

16 April,2024 05:54 PM IST | Mumbai
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Bigg Boss 16 fame Archana Gautam buys a house in Mumbai

Archana Gautam, who gained fame from Bigg Boss 16, has been really happy since she got her own house in Mumbai. In an interview talk with ETimes TV, she talked about buying the house, how she's decorating it, and the theme she's going for. When asked about her new house, she said she was thrilled to have her own place in Mumbai. Bigg Boss 16 fame Archana Gautam buys a house in Mumbai Talking about buying a new house, Archana Gautam shared, “I am very happy to have my own house in Mumbai. But I would like to share one thing with you that more than buying a house in Mumbai, it is a challenge to decide the interiors of the house. Maine socha tha ghar le lungi toh sab theek hojaayega but deciding the interiors of the house is the most difficult aspect (sic.)” Elaborating on why she's facing such a difficult time with the interiors, she shared, “When you select things for your house, your brain stops functioning and you become clueless. You find everything nice and good and there’s always a tension hovering on your head that once everything is done how my house would finally look like. Joh sabse zyada tension de raha hai Mujhe after buying the house is the interior designing. But then I calm myself down thinking that this is just a matter of 2-3 months. I am very happy that I have achieved this milestone of having a house in Mumbai of my own (sic.)” “Everyone is helping with interior designing. Sometimes when I’m not available, my mom goes to finalise things. My interior designer also travels from Pune to finalise things. Everyone is putting their effort into making my house a beautiful space,” she added. Archana dished about the colour scheme she wants for her new home, “I want to have a white themed house. I want to keep it simple and off-white theme is very natural. It also makes your house look spacious. This I’ve kept in mind. Also, I plan to have different themes in different rooms. Let’s see how my house turns out to be (sic.)”

16 April,2024 03:54 PM IST | Mumbai
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Ranveer Singh grooves to 'Lungi Dance' at filmmaker Shankar's daughter's wedding

Filmmaker S Shankar's daughter Aishwarya recently tied the knot in Chennai. The ceremony was a star-studded affair as several renowned personalities attended the wedding to bless Aishwarya and her husband Tarun Karthikeyan. Ranveer Singh, who was also a guest at the wedding, was spotted dancing his heart out to some iconic numbers.  Viral videos show the actor grooving to 'Appadi Podu' and 'Lungi Dance' with ‘Jawan’ director Atlee. Watch the videos below.  Atlee, Ranveer Singh, Aditi Shankar and the newly weds groove to Thalapathy's #VaathiComing soon at the wedding reception 🥳😍👌#GOAT — Devanayagam (@Devanayagam) April 16, 2024 Ranveer , Atlee , Aditi Shankar Grooving For #Ghilli ApadiPodu Song!!🤩🔥 — Actor Vijay Universe (@ActorVijayUniv) April 16, 2024 Back in 2021, it was reported that Shankar and Ranveer were coming together for the remake of the filmmaker's 2005 cult blockbuster 'Anniyan'.  Blessed to have this opportunity, Ranveer acknowledged Shankar for being a true disruptor who always brings exceptional ideas to the screen. He also disclosed that he had always hoped and dreamed of collaborating with the ace filmmaker. "To lead a film like Anniyan is a dream come true for any artiste. Vikram Sir, one of our country's finest talents, an artiste who I hugely admire, gave a colossal performance in the original, one that can never be matched," Ranveer said of the upcoming project. "I can only hope that my interpretation and rendition of the part also connects with audiences in the same way. It's undoubtedly a once-in-a-lifetime performance piece, and I am ready to give this role every single ounce of my being. Shankar Sir is a genius filmmaker and a true visionary. Words don't do justice to just how excited I am at the prospect of being directed by him," he added. Besides Ranveer, veteran actors Rajinikanth and Kamal Haasan were also present. Tamil Nadu Chief Minister MK Stalin also attended the ceremony. Mani Ratnam, Suhasini, Vikram, Suriya, Karthi, and Arjun too graced the wedding. Aishwarya is Shankar's eldest daughter and also happens to be a doctor by profession. This is her second marriage post her divorce from cricketer Damodaran Rohit. On the work front, Shankar is currently working on two films simultaneously. He is directing Ram Charan's Telugu film Game Changer and Kamal Haasan's Indian 2. As for Ranveer, the actor will be seen in Rohit Shetty’s ‘Singham Again’ and 'Don 3'.  (With inputs from ANI)

16 April,2024 03:44 PM IST | Mumbai | mid-day online correspondent
Zeenat Aman responds to Mumtaz

Zeenat Aman responds to Mumtaz: I’ve never been one to tear down my colleagues

It was just yesterday when Mumtaz slammed her Hare Rama Hare Krishna co-star Zeenat Aman for giving the younger generation advice about living together before getting married. Mumtaz was of the opinion that Zeenat is not in a position to give anyone relationship advice as “her own marriage was a living hell.” Zeenat Aman responds to Mumtaz In light of this, the Hindustan Times reached out to Zeenat Aman to see if she had anything to say about the comment. "Everyone is entitled to their own opinions. I’ve never been one to comment on others personal lives or tear down my colleagues, and I’m not going to start now." Zeenat Aman said. But what led to this? Well, in an interview with Zoom, Mumtaz said, “Zeenat should be careful with what she is advising. She has all of a sudden come into this huge social media popularity, and I can understand her excitement about sounding like a cool aunty. But giving advice that is counter to our moral values is not the solution to increasing your following. She knew Mazhar Khan for years before marrying him. Her marriage was a living hell. She should be the last person doling out advice on relationships.” Zeenat's post which triggered a strong reaction from Mumtaz read, "One of you asked me about relationship advice in the comments section of my last post. Here's a personal opinion I haven't previously shared - if you're in a relationship, I strongly recommend that you LIVE TOGETHER before getting married. This is the same advice l've always given my sons, both of whom have had, or are in, a live-in relationship. It just seems logical to me that before two people get their families and the government involved in their equation, they first put their relationship to the ultimate test." "It's easy to be the best version of yourself for a few hours a day. But can you share a bathroom? Weather the storm of a bad mood? Agree on what to eat for dinner every night? Keep the fire alive in the bedroom? Work through the million tiny conflicts that inevitably arise between two people in close proximity? In short - are you actually compatible?" she further said in the post.

16 April,2024 03:07 PM IST | Mumbai
Pooja Bhatt rescues a cute kitten

Netizens laud Pooja Bhatt for rescuing a kitten from streets of Mumbai

Pooja Bhatt has been in the headlines for some time now. The actress was recently seen in ‘Big Girls Don't Cry’, and before that, she appeared in ‘Bigg Boss OTT 2’. During her time in the BB house, she has been very vocal about her opinions, always putting her points strongly. Several times she has talked about rights and wrongs. Now, Pooja Bhatt has made a post, and netizens are quite impressed by her kind gesture. Putting out her opinion on animal welfare, Pooja Bhatt revealed that she had rescued a baby kitten from the streets of Mumbai and disclosed that a woman tried to kick the little one. Pooja, in her post, wrote, “There are certainly no ordinary cats! Found this munchkin wandering around Rebello Rd yesterday. Watched him trail a woman who tried to kick him away and then wander towards heavy traffic on the main road. So brought him home & did what I always do - call @PetaIndia. Thank you @sachinsbangera & @petaindia for responding so promptly & sending your team across to assess and then take this magical fellow in to be dewormed, vaccinated, etc., before we find him a forever home. #cats #therearenoordinarycats #petaindia #petaindiarescues”           View this post on Instagram                       A post shared by Pooja B (@poojab1972) While taking to her Instagram, Pooja also accompanied it with a series of pictures. The first two pictures have the baby kitten sitting on a comfortable mattress while the third picture has a person from PETA vaccinating the cat. Several netizens lauded Pooja after she dropped the pictures. One user commented, “What a munchkin. Thank you for always helping animals in distress and encouraging others to do the same. Big hug”. “Allah bless you for saving the kitten. We need more humans like you,” another one wrote. A third user shared, “I had experienced the same 3 months back but ended up fostering the kitten...didn't know the option of calling @peta was available.” On the work front, Pooja was most recently seen in ‘Big Girls Don't Cry’. The series takes audiences into the world of the prestigious Vandana Valley where a group of young girls navigate life's myriad exhilarating adventures of independence, rebellion, friendship, love, heartbreaks, and dreams as they challenge not only the norms of the school but society at large.

16 April,2024 12:22 PM IST | Mumbai | mid-day online correspondent
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Aamir Khan files FIR with Mumbai Police against fake Congress advertisement

Bollywood superstar Aamir Khan has fallen victim to a fake advertisement where he is seen urging people to vote for Congress ahead of the upcoming Lok Sabha Elections. The video going viral on Twitter shows Aamir wearing a blue t-shirt and is seen asking the viewers about the missing Rs 15 lakh from their account.  भारत का हर नागरिक लखपति है क्योंकि सबके पास काम से कम 15 लाख तो होने ही चाहिए ..क्या कहा आपके अकाउंट में 15 लाख नहीं है..तो आपके 15 लाख गए कहां ???तो ऐसे जुमलेबाजों से रहे सावधान नहीं तो होगा तुम्हारा नुकसान🇮🇳🇮🇳🇮🇳देशहित में जारी🇮🇳🇮🇳🇮🇳 — Mini Nagrare (@MiniforIYC) April 14, 2024 An official statement by Aamir Khan’s spokesperson read, “We want to clarify that Mr. Aamir Khan has never endorsed any political party throughout his 35-year career. He has dedicated his efforts to raising public awareness through Election Commission public awareness campaigns for many past elections. We are alarmed by the recent viral video alleging that Aamir Khan is promoting a particular political party. He would like to clarify that this is a fake video and totally untrue. He has reported the matter to various authorities related to this issue, including filing an FIR with the Cyber Crime Cell of the Mumbai Police.” The spokesperson further stated that Aamir would like to urge all Indians to come out and vote and be an active part of the electoral process. The general elections for 543 Lok Sabha seats will be held in seven phases, with the first scheduled for April 19. The counting of votes has been scheduled for June 4. Nearly 97 crore voters will be eligible to get their fingers inked as polling is held for 543 Lok Sabha constituencies across the country. The elections will be conducted at 10.5 lakh polling stations, under the supervision of 1.5 crore polling officials and security staff.  On the work front, Aamir will be seen in 'Sitare Zameen Par' with Darsheel Safary. He will don the producer's hat for 'Lahore 1947', which stars Sunny Deol in the lead role. It is directed by Rajkumar Santoshi. Preity Zinta, Shabana Azmi, Karan Deol, and Ali Fazal are also a part of the film. Sunny and Aamir have never worked together before this. But the duo have had very iconic box-office clashes as competitors in the past, where both have eventually emerged victorious. The first iconic clash at the ticket window was witnessed in 1990 when Aamir Khan's Dil and Sunny Deol's Ghayal were released on the same day. Then in 1996, it was 'Raja Hindustani' vs 'Ghatak' followed by the most epic Box Office clash of Indian cinema in 2001 when 'Lagaan' was released on the same day as 'Gadar'. 'Lahore, 1947' also marks the reunion of Aamir Khan and Santoshi after their iconic cult classic, 'Andaz Apna Apna'. (With inputs from ANI)

16 April,2024 11:45 AM IST | Mumbai | mid-day online correspondent
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Ayushmann Khurrana visits new Parliament building - see pics

Actor Ayushmann Khurrana, who has been roped in by the Election Commission of India to make people especially youngsters understand the importance of their voting rights, visited the new Parliament building recently.  On Tuesday, the actor took to Instagram and shared a series of photos and videos from his visit. He wrote, “Honoured to visit the new Parliament building. Feeling proud witnessing this incredible architectural marvel that represents our shining democracy, our heritage & culture in all its glory. Jai Hind.”           View this post on Instagram                       A post shared by Ayushmann Khurrana (@ayushmannk) Ayushmann wore a maroon kurta and white pajamas for his visit to the national capital. In the video, he can be seen appreciating the artwork inside the premises.  Earlier, Ayushmann urged everyone to participate in the upcoming Lok Sabha elections. "Everyone must vote and be conscious citizens by participating in the process of nation-building. The power to choose the leaders who will represent the country, represent our needs in the Parliament rests with us. Every vote counts and every vote is important. Voting is a symbol of empowerment in a democratic nation like ours," said Ayushmann. He added, "I'm honoured and humbled to have been roped in by the Election Commission of India to urge youngsters to cast their vote in the 2024 Lok Sabha elections. We are the largest democracy in the world, we are also a country with a huge youth population. So, it is imperative that the youth participates in deciding the future of our nation by casting their vote." The general elections for 543 Lok Sabha seats will be held in seven phases, with the first scheduled for April 19. The counting of votes has been scheduled for June 4. Nearly 97 crore voters will be eligible to get their fingers inked as polling is held for 543 Lok Sabha constituencies across the country. The elections will be conducted at 10.5 lakh polling stations, under the supervision of 1.5 crore polling officials and security staff.  Meanwhile, Ayushmann was last seen in the comedy-drama 'Dream Girl 2'. The film also starred Ananya Panday, Annu Kapoor, and Abhishek Banerjee. It emerged as a hit. He is also excited about his next slate of films, which will be released this year. He said that he will explore a 'number of genres' in 2024.  (With inputs from ANI)

16 April,2024 11:21 AM IST | Mumbai | mid-day online correspondent
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Salman Khan firing case: IP address of post claiming responsibility traced

Salman Khan firing case: It was on April 14th when two unidentified men opened fire in front of Salman Khan’s Mumbai house. Since then, the entire Khan family has been in a state of shock. Today, in the morning news broke out that police have arrested two suspects. The duo was arrested within 48 hours of the incident from Gujarat's Bhuj early on Tuesday morning. Now, another update related to the incident is coming out. It has been said that the crime branch has traced the IP address through which the post was made on Facebook that claimed responsibility for the attack. Hours after the gunshot incident happened, a post claiming responsibility surfaced on the internet. The social media post, written in Hindi, reads, "We want peace. If the only decision against oppression is war, then so be it. Salman Khan, we have only shown you a trailer so that you understand our strength and do not test it. This is the first and last warning. After this, bullets will not be fired outside the house only. I do not have a habit of talking too much," the post read. Now, PTI has reported that the police have managed to trace the IP address of the post. The IP (Internet Protocol) address of the FB post was traced to Portugal, and the police were verifying it, a senior official said on Monday. Police suspect a VPN (virtual private network) was used for uploading the Facebook post, allegedly by Anmol Bishnoi, the brother of jailed gangster Lawrence Bishnoi on Sunday, he said. A VPN establishes a digital connection between a computer and a remote server owned by a VPN provider, creating a point-to-point tunnel that encrypts personal data, masks IP addresses, and allows the user to sidestep website blocks and firewalls on the Internet. Meanwhile, reacting to the incident, Salman Khan's brother and actor Arbaaz Khan stated that the particular "disturbing" incident has affected the family. He also shared that the family is fully cooperating with the Mumbai Police in investigating the matter.           View this post on Instagram                       A post shared by Arbaaz Khan (@arbaazkhanofficial) (Inputs from PTI)

16 April,2024 10:54 AM IST | Mumbai | mid-day online correspondent
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R Balki Birthday 2024: From Pad Man to Paa, top 5 movies of the filmmaker

R Balki is one of the renowned filmmakers of the Indian film industry. In his career spanning about a decade, he has created several beautiful films that delve into different complexities of life. From the unconventional love story of 'Cheeni Kum' to the revenge drama 'Chup', all of his movies are full of life and emotions. Today, on R Balki's birthday, here is a look back at his much-loved films: Cheeni Kum - Balki made his first Hindi film in 2007, which stars Amitabh Bachchan and Tabu in lead roles. The movie revolves around a 64-year-old chef, Buddhadev Gupta (played by Amitabh Bachchan), who falls in love with a much younger woman, Nina Verma (played by Tabu). The film explores the unconventional relationship between the two and the societal taboos surrounding age gaps in romantic relationships. Ki & Ka - R Balki's films have always challenged societal norms, and "Ki & Ka" is no exception. Starring Kareena Kapoor and Arjun Kapoor in the lead roles, it follows the story of Kabir (played by Arjun Kapoor) and Kia (played by Kareena Kapoor Khan). The movie explores the dynamics of their relationship and societal prejudices about gender norms. In the film, Kabir is a stay-at-home husband who aspires to be like his mother, while Kia is a career-driven woman. Paa - This is one of R Balki's best films. The emotional drama revolves around a little boy named Auro who has a rare disease called progeria, which causes him to age rapidly. The movie stars Abhishek Bachchan in the role of the father, while Amitabh Bachchan plays the role of Auro. The film explores the life of this kid who faces challenges due to his rare disease. Pad Man - Inspired by the life of Arunachalam Muruganantham, "Pad Man" tells the story of Lakshmikant Chauhan (played by Akshay Kumar), a social reformer, and entrepreneur who takes on the challenge to improve women's hygiene during menstruation periods. Chauhan dedicates his life to this purpose and creates affordable pads for women. Chup: The Revenge of the Artist - This film presents a tricky story of a man on a mission to assassinate every film critic who writes wrong reviews or gives ratings after being paid. As the mystery unfolds, the film delves into themes of art, psychology, and the consequences of trauma.

16 April,2024 10:06 AM IST | Mumbai | mid-day online correspondent
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Raha features on Ranbir-Alia's second wedding anniversary food menu

Alia Bhatt and Ranbir Kapoor celebrated their second wedding anniversary on Sunday. They tied the knot in April 2022 and welcomed their daughter Raha in November 2022. Ranbir and Alia had an intimate celebration at home and a picture of their customised food menu has gone viral.  Shared by their private chef Harsh Dixit, the menu card features Ranbir, Alia, and Raha in a caricature style, gorging on a plate of noodles. Surrounded by hearts, the other items on the menu indicate an Asian fare with items like sushi, dumplings, scallops, matcha, chocolate, cheese, and mushrooms. The other part shows a polaroid of Ranbir sitting on Alia.  On Sunday, Alia took to her Instagram handle and shared two images, the first of which was a monochrome photo of herself with Ranbir. The second featured the popular characters Carl and Ellie from the animated film 'Up'. She compared her life to that of Carl and Ellie from 'Up', saying that they grew old together. She captioned the images as, "Happy 2.. here's to us my & many many years from today." Meanwhile, on the work front, Ranbir was last seen in Sandeep Reddy Vanga's 'Animal', receiving wholesome praise for his performance as Ranvijay Singh. He will play Aziz in the sequel to Animal, called 'Animal Park', which is yet to go on floors. Ranbir is also prepping for Nitesh Tiwari's ambitious project, 'Ramayana', a cinematic adaptation of the epic. Billed as a trilogy, it also stars Sai Pallavi, Yash, Arun Govil, and Lara Dutta.  Alia, on the other hand, will be seen in Vasan Bala's 'Jigra', which is co-produced by Karan Johar and Alia herself. The film is all set to hit theatres on September 27, this year. It also features Vedang Raina.  She is also set to play the lead in a Spy Universe film, with filming scheduled to kick off later this year. It also features Sharvari Wagh and Anil Kapoor.  Ranbir and Alia will also share screen space in Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s ‘Love & War’. The two have previously worked with the movie maverick in ‘Saawariya’ and ‘Gangubai Kathiawadi’ respectively.  (With inputs from ANI)

16 April,2024 09:37 AM IST | Mumbai | mid-day online correspondent
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