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Kavitta Verma Impresses As Laali Ki Shaadi Mein Laaddoo Deewana's Palak

After releasing the fun and fresh posters featuring Akshara Haasan, Vivaan Shah and Gurmeet Choudhary, the makers of upcoming family entertainer, Laali Ki Shaadi Mein Laaddoo Deewana have now unveiled the solo poster of Kavitta Verma, who plays a pivotal role in the film.

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Clad in a traditional blue outfit, Kavitta, who plays Palak in the movie, is looking gorgeous on the poster. Her body language and expression on the new poster portray that she is wondering about something. Wonder what that might be! The quirky posters of the movie have the cine-goers intrigued and they are eagerly awaiting the release of this family entertainer.

Akshara Haasan, Vivaan Shah and Gurmeet Choudhary will be seen in pivotal roles in upcoming family entertainer Laali Ki Shaadi Mein Laaddoo Deewana. Written and directed by Manish Harishankar and produced by TP Aggarwal and Rahul Aggarwal under the banner Star Entertainment Worldwide Pvt Ltd. The movie also features Saurabh Shukla, Sanjay Mishra, Darshan Jariwala, Ravi Kishan, Suhasini Mulay, Navni Parihar, Kishori Shahane, Jyoti Kalsh and Ehsan Khan. This film is a family entertainer which revolves around a royal marriage and quirky characters, who are hilariously trapped in their own tragedies.

Yuvraj Singh breaks the gender bias against Pilates

It is a funny culture to deem some fitness regimes as ‘manly’ or ‘girlish’. A true sportsperson can spot the difference between what is hardcore or not, irrespective of how a layman perceives it. In the same constant pursuit for fitness, cricketing star Yuvraj Singh has been training with Sameer Purohit in the new age fitness routine, Pilates to expand his realm of fitness. The sports star was recently spotted at Namrata Purohit Pilates studio with Sameer and his celebrity trainer daughter Namrata Purohit after an intense workout.


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Namrata is one of the rising faces in the world of fitness and is the youngest certified Stott Pilates instructor in the world. She has been training and an array of celebrities like Jacqueline Fernandez, Lisa Haydon, Arjun Kapoor, Aditi Rao Hydari, Aditya Roy Kapoor, Kangana Ranaut, Malaika Arora Khan, Esha Gupta and Nargis Fakhri. She is constantly striving towards making more and more people familiar with Pilates and do away with people’s misconception. To demonstrate how Pilates is no child’s play, she initiated a Pilates Teaser challenge that was taken up by many celebs in Bollywood.  


Diana Penty plays an NGO worker in Lucknow Central!

Mumbai:Diana Penty, who portrayed the lead role in the family entertainer, Happy Bhag Jayegi released last year, will be seen playing an NGO worker in her forthcoming film, Lucknow Central.

The movie produced by Nikhil Advani and which marks the directorial debut of Ranjit Tiwari, will see Diana share screen space with Farhan Akhar for the first time.

On why Diana was the right choice for the role, producer Nikhil Advani says, “Diana is a talented and versatile actress and is known for her interesting choice of roles and films. She brings with her an element of quiet strength that lends itself well to the character we want her to portray." 

Diana adds, "I've always wanted to be part of stories that I feel strongly about and Lucknow Central is one such story. I instantly took to it when Nikhil Advani told me about it. Playing a character that holds her own in a film that has some of the finest actors from our industry, makes it even more special for me."

Lucknow Central follows the story of a few jail inmates who rekindle their love for music and form a band in prison with the help of an NGO worker, played by Diana.

[Picture Release] Daisy Shah spells us at the Mirchi Music Awards

Daisy Shah made an appearance at the Mirchi Music Awards. 

She wore a blazer and pants from Zara, shoes by Steve Madden, styled by Trisha Jani,  Make-up by Vinod and Hair by Seema Khan

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Shweta Rathore created history by scoring a hat trick: Miss India Shweta Rathore strikes Gold once again in Body Building Champi

Indore: The tall young woman with lovely long hair strikes it rich once again. Miss India Shweta Rathore bagged the gold medal once again at the Senior National Body Building Championship- 2017 held at Basketball Indoor Stadium in Indore(M.P.) on February 19,2017.

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           Hosted by Indian Body Builders Federation, the wing which is recognized by Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports, Sports Authority of Indi and National Anti Doping Agency and organized by Body Building & Physique Sports Association (M.P.) with Body Building Association of Indore, saw as many as 500 athletes comprising of male and female participating in the event. Shweta Rathore created history by scoring a hat trick; bagging the third Gold medal in a row for Miss India 2017 Sports Physique; the contest which falls somewhere between a pageant and spectator sport. She is the first Indian sports woman to be bestowed with ‘Miss India’ title and bag Gold medal too in a row. Earlier to this her achievements Shweta Rathore, the First Indian female who won Silver Medal in fitness physique category in 49th Asian Bodybuilding Championship-2015. Her swagger comes from a mountain of efforts where she works out and practices around seven hours a day.

              The crowned ‘sports physique’ champion is excited about achieving this feat. Shweta Rathore explains, “My category of bodybuilding events is different from traditional muscle-flexing. Physique sports are finding takers among smaller towns and city girls too. Many young women participants are being attracted to the athletic and aesthetically pleasing physique building.”

                         Shweta Rathore is from Jaipur (Rajasthan) and her father is in BSNL. Therefore her schooling happened in Jaipur, Patna and Delhi. She finished her degree in Electronics and Communication at Delhi. She later worked as the General manager and Vice President for some corporate. Arriving in Mumbai, she began an NGO 'God's Beautiful Child.' Her inclination toward body building and fitness made her begin an academy Fitness forever Pvt. Ltd.



"Death Certificate"--A relevant, regional language film by Rajaditya Banerjee is at the International Film Festivals.

"Death Certificate" is the Debut Feature Film of Rajaditya Banerjee. It deals with very relevant issue of any backward minority community in India. The story revolves around the life of a tribal woman and her search for her missing husband, who serves water to thirsty passengers at a small railway station in eastern India. As she embarks on this unknown journey, she faces the cruel, corruption in the bureaucracy and tries to come in terms with her own personal loss. The film raises the pertinent question of human values or the lack of it in today's society. We may have globalized technology, but we need to globalize humanity first.

"Death Certificate"--A relevant, regional language film by Rajaditya Banerjee is set for screening at Major Internat

"Death Certificate" is the Debut Feature Film of Rajaditya Banerjee. It deals with very relevant issue of any backward minority community in India. The story revolves around the life of a tribal woman and her search for her missing husband, who serves water to thirsty passengers at a small railway station in eastern India. As she embarks on this unknown journey, she faces the cruel, corruption in the bureaucracy and tries to come in terms with her own personal loss. The film raises the pertinent question of human values or the lack of it in today's society. We may have globalized technology, but we need to globalize humanity first.

Winter Film Awards--6th Annual Indie Film Festival, New York City. (February 23rd to March 4th)

The Winter Film Awards, 6th Annual Indie Film Festival is being held at New York City from February 23rd to March 4th 2017. Winter Film Awards showcases the work of emerging filmmakers in all genres from around the world.ha

Winter Film Awards--6th Annual Indie Film Festival, New York City. (February 23rd to March 4th)

The Winter Film Awards, 6th Annual Indie Film Festival is being held at New York City from February 23rd to March 4th 2017. Winter Film Awards showcases the work of emerging filmmakers in all genres from around the world.ha

Daisy Shah walks the ramp at Lakme Fashion Week 2017

Beautiful Daisy Shah walked the ramp as Show Stopper for ace designer Amit GT on Day 4 of Lakme Fashion Week 2017 in Mumbai. She looked ravishing in a purple ensemble which had a unique touch of feathers giving her a royal look.

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Daisy Shah is currently gearing up for her upcoming film Ramratan.


Siblings come together for a play Hello Darling

Film actor Shaad Randhawa, son of Sardar Singh Randhawa (younger brother of Dara Singh) who made his bollywood debut with Mohit Suri’s Woh Lamhe will be seen together with his cousin brother Vindu Dara Singh for the first time on stage. The actor who has excelled in various roles is playing the lead in a hilarious comedy drama Hello Darling which now is becoming a play with a brilliant starcast.


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Are Diljit Dosanjh and Badshah jamming together for something new?

Mumbai, 22nd February, 2017: The sexy turbaned singer - actor Diljit Dosanjh has ensured he spreads the love in the hearts of all - be it via his music or his honest performances on screen. He's the flag bearer of new age Punjab in many ways and is slowly becoming a youth icon for the rest of India as well. He's been spotted with co-star Anushka Sharma amidst the promotions for their next film together - Phillauri.

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Red Chillies Entertainment Wins Two Awards at CMO Asia

Red Chillies Entertainment bagged two awards for Dear Zindagi’s brilliantly executed digital marketing campaign at the CMO Asia's Social Media Marketing Awards. The marketing team won two titles for the film that included- ‘Best Viral Marketing Campaign’ & ‘Best Use Of Social Media In Entertainment Industry’.

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Pranav Sachdeva enjoys seducing married woman in 'Delhiciously Chekhov'

Television actor Pranav Sachdeva is on a different kind of high. A simpleton in real life, he remarks that he's "thoroughly enjoying being devilish in reel life."

 

After playing a double-faced character in the daily soap Agar Tum Saath Ho on the revamped Zindagi channel, Pranav is again playing dual roles in a new play called Delhiciously Chekhov, starring veteran actor Tom Alter.


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Being staged exclusively in the Indian capital, Delhiciously Chekhov is a tribute to Anton Pavlovich Chekhov, the Russian playwright and short-story writer, who is considered to be one of the greatest writers of short fiction in playwright history.

 

"I play a father in the first half who wants to make a man out of his 19-year old son and so, takes him to a woman," says Pranav. "As if that is not eww enough, the second half of the play has me playing a notorious bachelor, giving a live and practical demonstration on how to seduce a beautiful young woman with a little help from her husband."

 

"I know what you would be thinking. That this fellow is the scum of the earth. But to me, a good actor is a person who can even play that," Pranav quips like a smart alec, defining his most obnoxious roles.

 

The play's director Raj Upadhyay praises the actor for being able to carry off roles that may make the audience feel uneasy in their seats. "Pranav creates fire on stage with his presence and energy. He explores his characters like someone is finding water in a desert. His sense of improvisation is remarkable."

 

Turns out, Delhiciously Chekhov is not the only play the actor is doing. Come March, and Pranav will be playing the role of another veteran actor Asrani's son in a comic play called The Makkhi-Choos.


Irada stands out amidst a clutter of films this week!

Mumbai, February 22nd, 2017: Irada is an unconventional Bollywood thriller that is a clear stand out on a Friday that featured the release of multiple films. With an exceptionally talented cast and a gripping story line, Irada seems to have audiences hooked from the start. The movie boasts a stellar cast of actors the likes of Naseeruddin Shah, Arshad Warsi, Divya Dutta and Sagarika Ghatge that have impressed audiences with their performances.

The paring of Naseeruddin Shah and Arshad Warsi, which worked wonders for 'Ishqiya' and 'Dedh Ishqiya', has definitely been the driving force behind the movie. The duo have managed to captivate audiences with their strong performances making the movie a must watch.

Irada is thought provoking and ingenious with a story that has been appreciated by critics and the Bollywood fraternity alike. Taran Ararsh calls the film a captivating Eco-thriller and took to twitter to praise the film for issues it tackles. Rohit Vats, a popular film critic, tweeted his review of the film calling a clear stand out for Indian audiences from the movies releasing this week.

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