'Adipurush' director Om Raut reacts to the film's heavy trolling

The teaser of the upcoming Hindu mythological film, 'Adipurush' has triggered netizens over its content. While some people on the Internet are trolling the film for the poor VFX, other sections are criticising the film over the inappropriate portrayal of Gods in the film. The director of the film, Om Raut, who has earlier made 'Tanhaji: The Unsung Warrior', seems to be disheartened because of the trolling. The teaser of the film was unveiled on October 2 and it was called out for its sub-par animation and graphics. Also Read: Adipurush: First poster featuring Prabhas unveiled In an interview with Indian Express, Om Raut opened up on the reactions to his film's teaser. He said: "I was disheartened for sure, not surprised because the film is made for a larger medium, the big screen. You can cut it down to some extent but can't bring it down to a mobile phone." He further mentioned: "That's an environment I can't control. Given a choice, I'd never put it on YouTube but that's the need of the hour. We need to put it there so that it reaches a wide audience." The film, which features Prabhas as Lord Ram, Saif Ali Khan as the Raavan, Kriti Sanon as Sita, and Sunny Singh in lead roles, is set to debut in theatres on January 12, 2023, in several languages. 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

05 October,2022 08:38 PM IST | Mumbai | IANS
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Salman Khan drops new still from 'Kisi Ka Bhai Kisi Ki Jaan'

Superstar Salman Khan will soon be seen on the big screen in the film 'Kisi Ka Bhai Kisi Ki Jaan.' The film has been in the making for the last couple of months and is expected to hit the theatres around year-end. On Wednesday, on the auspicious occasion of Dussehra, Salman treated fans to a new still from the film.  In the picture shared by Salman Khan on social media, he can be seen looking suave ina black suit over a white shirt. The actor sported a clean shave look and looked his fittest best. Sharing the picture, Khan wrote, "Woh tha kisi ka bhai, yeh hai kisi ki jaan … #KisiKaBhaiKisiKiJaan".           View this post on Instagram                       A post shared by Salman Khan (@beingsalmankhan) In August, Salman officially announced the title of the film. The title announcement date coincided with the day he completed 34 years in the industry. The actor made his first-ever on-screen appearance in 'Biwi Ho Toh Aisi' on August 26, 1988.  Also Read: Salman Khan’s Korean wave continues "34 years ago was now and 34 years later is also now . .my Life’s journey began from nowhere made up of 2 words now and here . Thank u for being with me then which was now and thank you for being with me now. Really appreciate it," read a post by Salman, with a new video attached about his upcoming film. Salman has disclosed the film title towards the end of the video in his own unique style, stating “'Kisi Ka Bhai.. Kisi Ki Jaan '' and we trust only Salman to announce films and give updates to his fans in such an interesting way,"he had written announcing the film. Salman returns to the big screen in a full-fledged role with 'Kisi Ka Bhai.. Kisi Ki Jaan’ after 3 long years, and one hears the film is loaded with all elements that one expects of a Salman Khan film - Action, Comedy, Drama, Romance and Music. The fans have been keenly waiting for an official update on the film and with this new still and a quirky announcement, they seem to have finally got one.

05 October,2022 07:26 PM IST | Mumbai | mid-day online correspondent
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Hrithik Roshan shares glimpse from '9 month' process of turning into Vedha

Fans excitedly awaited Hrithik Roshan’s return to the big screen and what a return it was! With 'Vikram Vedha', the superstar set an all-new performance benchmark, playing a gangster with aplomb and with an unparalleled screen presence that reflected both the essence of the character while not compromising his superstardom. Hrithik Roshan didn’t just play the role of ‘Vedha’ but became ‘Vedha’ completely absorbing every element of the character and his nuances. Interestingly, to bring that magic the superstar let go of all inhibitions and found comfort in being crazy and wacky in order to become ‘Vedha’. From voice training and speaking gibberish, dialogue rehearsals, dancing to 80’s music, emoting to nature, and filming himself to monitor and ace his mannerisms and dialect, Hrithik completely let go and submitted to the process. Also Read: Just rumours: Hrithik Roshan denies being a part of 'Brahmastra 2' The superstar took to social media to indulge fans with behind-the-scenes footage of his prep for the role. Said Hrithik, “To become 'Vedha' I had to first find comfort in being a 'yeda'. 9 months of prepping & being Vedha - from October 2021 to June 2022. Exactly the time human lives take to birth. Vedha has been a process of moulding from scratch, today it's a character I'm proud of. Learning to talk, walk, dance, eat & live like Vedha has been sheer joy. There may not be Hrithik in Vedha, but there will always remain Vedha in Hrithik.”           View this post on Instagram                       A post shared by Hrithik Roshan (@hrithikroshan) Always with a spirit of gratitude and humility, the superstar also thanked his entire team including his dialect coach for making the process enjoyable for him and for supporting him throughout the journey of this character’s making. Also Read: Rohit Saraf: Upped my act to match his

05 October,2022 06:34 PM IST | Mumbai | mid-day online correspondent
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Madhuri Dixit buys apartment worth Rs 48 crore in Mumbai

Bollywood star Madhuri Dixit, whose film 'Maja Ma' is all set for release on Amazon Prime on Thursday, has purchased a luxurious apartment worth Rs 48 crore in the Lower Parel area of Mumbai. The plush property is part of the Indiabulls Blu project and the area of the apartment, which is on the 53rd floor of the building, is reportedly 5,384 square feet. What's more? The apartment comes with seven car parking spaces. Also Read: Kruti Mahesh on choreographing Madhuri Dixit According to media reports, Madhuri signed the conveyance deed with the seller, Calleis Land Development Private Limited, last month when she paid a stamp duty of Rs 2.4 crore. The apartment complex overlooks the Arabian Sea and includes other facilities like swimming pool, a football pitch, gym, spa, and a club.

05 October,2022 06:21 PM IST | Mumbai | IANS
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Dussehra 2022: True victory is gaining victory over oneself, says Anu Aggarwal

Model-turned-actress Anu Aggarwal became an overnight sensation with the runaway success of the musical hit ‘Aashiqui’, in which Rahul Roy was the leading man. Just as when life was all good for her, destiny applied brakes on her career in the year 1999, when she met with an accident and slipped into a coma. With sheer determination to win, Anu fought back to life and is now raring to go. Mid-Day Online caught up with the original 'Aashiqui' girl for an exclusive interview on the occasion of ‘Dussehra 2022’.   What does Dussehra mean to you?Dussehra, for me, signifies the good over evil. It’s a two-fold celebration. The victory of Rama by defeating Ravana signifies that one should focus on conquering our own negative traits that we have inside us. True victory for me is gaining victory over one’s own mental self.  Do you know the significance of Dussehra?Lord Rama is an important figure in the entire gamut of the outcome of Dussehra. And I feel that Dussehra is also a time not just of devotion to Him, but also to emulate his righteous qualities. What are your plans for Dussehra? In what way are you planning to celebrate the festival?  Even though today is like everyday. But, today, I am a bit more self-contemplating, meditating to locate honestly my untowardly tendencies (if any), attending the puja organized by my aunty, and really just being mindful and wishing all well.  Also Read: Bigg Boss 16: Manya Singh says Sumbul, Shalin trying to imitate SidNaaz Which has been your most memorable Dussehra so far and why?My most memorable Dussehra was my last with my Dad before he parted early. As he was such an energetic and fun guy, he laughed a lot and would make the entire celebration so light hearted and enjoyable. He also reminded us to take care of our own negativity if any. It is something that got confirmed in India’s ancient spiritual text when I studied yoga and started living the yoga lifestyle.  What are you planning to gift your near and dear ones for Dussehra?I am gifting prayers to everyone to be victorious. My deep hearted love and goodwill as I internalize the process of gift giving. Have you ever participated/ seen the burning of Ravana’s effigy?Yes, I have seen the burning of Ravana as a child. Even today, I feel it marks the fact to do away with our own hatred, ill-will, greed and let love and peace prevail all over. Also Read: Hrithik Roshan shows glimpse from '9 month' process of turning into Vedha

05 October,2022 06:12 PM IST | Mumbai | Satish Sundaresan
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Inside Richa Chadha- Ali Fazal's star studded wedding reception

Richa Chadha and Ali Fazal, hosted a star-studded wedding reception for their Bollywood friends, on Tuesday. The couple looked stunning in Indo-western ensembles. For their wedding reception, Richa and Ali had donned designer outfits. While the bride was seen wearing a colourful handcrafted gown from Anamika Khanna, Ali looked dapper in an Indo-Western suit featuring a long coat which was designed by Kaushik Velendra. The star couple posed hand-in-hand and also shared some hearty moments with the paparazzi. They also distributed gifts for the media individuals who had come to cover their wedding reception. The reception was attended by several celebrities from the film industry including Pulkit Samrat, Hrithik Roshan, Saba Azad, Dia Mirza, Swara Bhasker, Sanya Malhotra, Huma Qureshi, Taapsee Pannu, Manoj Bajpayee and many others.  Now, videos of Richa and Ali owning the dance floor at their wedding reception are going viral. In one of the videos, Alia and Richa can be seen dancing together to a Bollywood number. In another video, they are seen grooving to a romantic English track as the guests cheered for them.            View this post on Instagram                       A post shared by mid-day (@middayindia) Kalki posted an adorable picture of the couple clicked at the reception and wrote, "Pyaar yaar".            View this post on Instagram                       A post shared by Kalki (@kalkikanmani)           View this post on Instagram                       A post shared by Sayani (@sayanigupta) Talking to the media about finally being among the Bollywood celebs who are married, Ali said, "We are really happy to receive so much love, so many blessings. I had not expected this but thanks a lot from the bottom of my heart." Meanwhile, on Monday, the couple's spokesperson had given a clarification regarding their wedding date and stated that they have already been "legally married for 2.5 years. Currently, they are only celebrating as already mentioned by them on 29th September in their statement with friends and family," they added. Regarding their wedding celebrations, the spokesperson added, "They wanted to celebrate both their Punjabi and Lucknowi culture. The details of their celebrations were curated to thoughtfully reflect their persona and their heritage. The clothes too were designed with special touches being added through heirloom jewellery and custom made trousseau including a saree custom made to reflect their love story." Richa and Ali first met on the sets of 'Fukrey' in 2012 and soon fell in love. (With inputs from ANI)  

05 October,2022 05:42 PM IST | Mumbai | mid-day online correspondent
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Bigg Boss 16: Manya Singh says Sumbul, Shalin trying to imitate SidNaaz

Bigg Boss 16' contestants, Miss India runner-up Manya Singh and 'Imlie' fame Sumbul Touqueer Khan were seen getting into a nasty fight. Manya made personal comments on Sumbul and Shalin Bhanot. She raised questions about her relationship with Shalin and called their bond 'fake' and said they are just trying to imitate Shehnaaz Gill and Siddharth Shukla. However, it is not at all possible as Shehnaaz and Siddharth's relationship was real. Manya said, "Everyone wants to be like Shehnaaz Gill and Sidharth Shukla, but they were real. Their emotions were real. They were ready to even die for each other. Why do these contestants forget that only one person wins the trophy at the end of the day." Also Read: Bigg Boss 16: New twist announced for nomination drill Though initially Manya and Sumbul shared a great bond, during a nomination round, Sumbul took Manya's name and that affected their friendship. In a conversation with Archana Gautam, Manya said Sumbul is playing a game by creating this fake bond and if she really knows how to play, she need not to do all this. "She's holding some guy's hand and moving ahead. If you want to show age is nothing, then better do it on your own and not by holding someone's hand," added Manya. Meanwhile, contestants are also fighting over the ration. Shiv Thakare and Soundarya Sharma can be seen having a heated argument over coffee in the episode. Also Read: Bigg Boss 16! Archana Gautam: I liked Sidharth Shukla, Shehnaaz Gill and Asim Riaz 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

05 October,2022 05:31 PM IST | Mumbai | IANS
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I was paid Rs.50,000 for ‘Prem Granth, says Govind Namdev

They always say 'Old Is Gold'. Testimony to the saying is the veteran actor Govind Namdev. Despite him being 60-plus-something of age, he refuses to let down his hunger for acting even a bit. The zest and zeal with which he spoke to us can give anyone a run for their money. Mid Day Online met up with the veteran actor for an exclusive interview, wherein he spoke about the inspiring journey from his debut film till date.  Sir, you started your career with ‘Shola Aur Shabnam’. How would you describe your journey from ‘Shola Aur Shabnam’ till date?I feel satisfied and content. When I came to Mumbai, I had absolutely nothing. Today, when I look at myself and the body of work which I have done over the years, its really satisfying. At the same time, my journey has been challenging as well. I have scaled many mountains in my career. By the grace of God, things are going in the right direction till date. Today, wherever I go anywhere in the world, people recognize me because they have seen my work and they love me and respect me because of my work. These days, even at the age of 65 years, I am still getting challenging roles. You were very good in academics. Did it never strike you to pursue a career on the lines of academics?Pursue? (laughs). Arre… pursue nahi… academics mere saath saath chal raha hai. Teaching is my passion. I teach in couple of colleges, including prestigious institutions like ‘National School Of Drama’. I go there for 10 days in a year. I conduct a workshop with the students wherein I teach them techniques to enhance their craft. What role did the yesteryear actor Mahipal play in your life?(a bit shocked and surprised). How did you know that! I am extremely happy to hear that. Mahipal had a very innocent and endearing face and also the kind of characters that he played used to inspire many. He majorly played all positive roles. Also Read: I get to witness the victory of good over evil everywhere, says Aliya Hamidi Actors like Prem Chopra, Ranjeet, the late Amrish Puri and a few others had their own signature line/ dialogue. Have you thought of having your own signature line/ dialogue?Well… I have many one liners that are still fresh in people’s memory. They include ‘zabaan kheench loonga’ from ‘Sarfarosh’, ‘Pant geeli ho jaayegi’ from ‘Wanted’ and others. Looking back, when you went to National School of Drama, did you find it difficult to get adjusted with the ‘ambience and atmosphere’ of the students there?That's true. There had come a time when I had thought of leaving NSD and going back home. I wasn’t able to match upto the level of students there. Was language barrier the reason?Oh yes! The influence of English language there was extremely high. So much so that even the Sanskrit dramas were being taught in English. When I had made up my mind of stepping back from NSD, I happened to meet Ebrahim Alkazi, who shouted at me and scolded me for my decision. His stern tone made me cry. While crying, I told him the reason for my decision. He called all the faculty members and instructed them to have Hindi also as a medium of instruction. In what way Ebrahim Alkazi became responsible in shaping your career? Many felt that he was a strict disciplinarian. But, the fact remained that he used to like hard working and ambitious individuals. That's why I was a ‘recipient’ of his love and affection because of my extremely hard-working nature. And it was because of him that I decided to stay back in NSD. Eventually, he became the inspiration of my life. Is it true that the late Dilip Kumar saab appreciated you after seeing your performance in ‘Prem Granth’. After the film’s premiere show, Dilip Kumar saab was very impressed with my performance . When he saw me at the theatre, he called out my name “Govind…. Bahut achhey!”. I became totally numb at that time and had goosebumps all over! Is it true that you got Rs. 50,000 for your debut film ‘Shola Aur Shabnam’?No. The remuneration for ‘Shola Aur Shabnam’ was not even decided! The first cheque that I had got was for Ketan Mehta’s ‘Sardar’. The amount decided was Rs. 50,000. But, I had got a cheque of Rs. 15,000, with which I got my family to Mumbai. I was paid Rs.50,000 for ‘Prem Granth’. Since then, there has been no looking back. You grew up reading the autobiographies of many people. Is there any person/s who inspired you the most?It has to be the great Mahatma Gandhi. Weren’t you training to be singer?Yes! Initially, I aspired to be a singer, but never thought of doing it professionally. I had never thought of acting. Also Read: Pankaj Tripathi announced as National Icon by Election Commission of India                                                                                                                      

05 October,2022 05:03 PM IST | Mumbai | Satish Sundaresan
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Richa Chadha, Ali Fazal have been "legally married for 2.5 years"

Amid several media reports speculating the wedding date of Bollywood actors Richa Chadha and Ali Fazal, a spokesperson for the star couple has clarified that the duo has already been "legally married for 2.5 years." The spokesperson said that "Richa Chadha and Ali Fazal have been legally married for 2.5 years when they registered their wedding. Currently, they are only celebrating as already mentioned by them on 29th September in their statement with friends and family." "They have hosted their wedding receptions and parties in Delhi and Lucknow and are now doing a final event in Mumbai," they continued. A few days ago, taking to Instagram Richa shared an official statement on their wedding that read, "Two years ago, we formalized our union and just then, the pandemic hit us all. Like the rest of the nation, we too were struck by personal tragedies one after the other. And now, as we all enjoy this window of respite, we are finally celebrating with our families and friends and are so very touched and grateful for all the blessings that are coming our way. We offer you nothing but our love. (sic)." Also Read: INSIDE PICS: Richa Chadha and Ali Fazal's cocktail party and reception Meanwhile, speaking about Richa and Ali's wedding celebrations, the spokesperson added, "They wanted to celebrate both their Punjabi and Lucknowi culture. The details of their celebrations were curated to thoughtfully reflect their persona and their heritage. The clothes too were designed with special touches being added through heirloom jewellery and custom made trousseau including a saree custom made to reflect their love story." On Monday, the couple treated fans with new images from their wedding reception in Lucknow. The couple looked their elegant best in their outfits designed by ace designers Abu Jani and Sandeep Khosla. Ali opted for a panelled gold and beige sherwani, while Richa wore an off-white sharara. Richa accentuated her outfit with statement jewellery, exuding Royal Awadhi vibes. Richa and Ali hosted a wedding reception for their friends from the film industry on October 4 in Mumbai. The celebrities who attended the reception were Vicky Kaushal, Huma Qureshi, Taapsee Pannu, Shweta Tripathi, Hrithik Roshan and Dia Mirza among others. 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

05 October,2022 04:53 PM IST | Mumbai | ANI
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Kareena Kapoor shares warm birthday wishes for Soha Ali Khan

On the occasion of Soha Ali Khan's birthday, actor Kareena Kapoor Khan shared a sweet birthday wish for her sister-in-law. Taking to her Instagram stories, the 'Jab We Met' actor dropped throwback pictures featuring a birthday girl Soha. The first picture features Soha, mother-in-law Sharmila Tagore and Saif's other sister Saba Pataudi. She captioned the caption, "Beautiful and supportive," with a heart emoji. The next picture in her story is from Saif's first wedding, where the 'Vikram Vedha' star was seen dressed in a groom outfit and his sisters - Soha and Saba - in front were also seen in ethnic attire. Kareena also used a crown with a 'Girl' text over the birthday girl Soha's head. While sharing the picture, she wrote, "Happy birthday Soha." Further extending the birthday wishes Soha's sister Saba Pataudi also took to her Insta handle and dropped montages of videos. The video features then and now pictures of Soha and Saba. Featuring the sister bond. Sharing the video, she wrote, "Soha...Times together. Our journey ahead....Then n Now....Memories... unfold.All these special days n moments, We've shared, Looking back...beautiful times. Love U! Wishing You..all the VERY Best. Happy Birthday My baby sister. Ps. Random pics. Didn't specifically include or exclude ANY1. Mostly Just US." Meanwhile, on the work front, Kareena was seen in 'Laal Singh Chadha' opposite Aamir Khan. She also recently wrapped up shooting her OTT debut project helmed by Sujoy Ghosh. The film is based on the Japanese novel 'The Devotion of Suspect X', which also stars Jaideep Ahlawat and Vijay Varma in the lead roles. She also has started preparing for Hansal Mehta's film. Also Read: Inside Kareena Kapoor Khan's birthday bash with Karan Johar, Malaika Arora, and others Soha, on the other hand, was last seen in the web series 'Kaun Banegi Shikharwati'. Next, she will be a part of Amazon Prime Video's upcoming 'Hush Hush' alongside Juhi Chawla, Ayesha Jhulka, Kritika Kamra, Shahana Goswami and Karishma Tanna. It will release on September 22. 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

05 October,2022 04:13 PM IST | Mumbai | ANI
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Nora Fatehi to perform at FIFA World Cup

The Bollywood star who has the making of a true global icon, Nora Fatehi does it again with another game-changing move that puts India on the world map. Nora now joins the ranks of Jennifer Lopez and Shakira and will perform at the FIFA World Cup, making her the only actor to represent India and particularly South East Asia on the FIFA World Stage in December. After record-breaking artists like Shakira and Jennifer Lopez, Nora Fatehi is the next to feature in the FIFA music video that will see her both singing and performing the FIFA anthem this year. The song has been produced by RedOne, one of the most influential record producers in history, who also worked on FIFA anthems like Shakira’s Waka Waka and La La La. Also Read: Nora Fatehi, Madhuri Dixit And Others On The Set of Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa Another milestone in her career as a true global artist, Nora will also perform at the closing ceremony of the FIFA World Cup and interestingly, will also sing in Hindi! What makes this achievement even more noteworthy is the fact that this is India’s first representation at the FIFA World Cup which Nora Fatehi bagged for the country. While details are unknown at this juncture, it is said that Nora Fatehi is all set to put on a spectacular display that showcases her true prowess as a performing artist. Also Read: Fashion Friday: 5 times Nora Fatehi stunned with her looks for 'Jhalak Dikhhlaa Jaa'

05 October,2022 02:29 PM IST | Mumbai | mid-day online correspondent
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