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Niharika Chouksey says it was not easy for her family to accept her profession being a girl

TV actress Niharika Chouksey, who is playing the titular role in the show ‘Faltu’, said like the lead character, she also faced a similar kind of situation in her real life and felt discriminated against by her family members being a girl child.

She shared: “I had a similar experience in a way like Faltu when I told my parents that I want to make my career in acting. They were pretty supportive but my relatives weren’t. They were like girls shouldn’t be working in this field, this clearly shows their lack of knowledge about this and how discriminative they are.”

Niharika has been part of films such as ‘Jahaan Chaar Yaar’ in which she played the character of Swara Bhasker’s daughter, and she was also seen in ‘Janhit Mein Jaari’, playing the sister of Nushrratt Bharuccha.

Now, she is playing the lead in ‘Faltu’ which is all about the attitude of people living in rural parts towards girl children and how certain times they end up giving them names like ‘Faltu’ with a belief that the next child will be a boy.

The actress added that she would not have faced those kinds of differences with the family, had she been a boy and expressed a desire of becoming an actor.

“They wouldn’t have reacted in the same way if my brother wanted to do it, so as we can see we all face this kind of discrimination in our day-to-day lives and we don’t even know,” she added. Faltu airs on Star Plus.

Kareena has a word of advice for Malaika Arora ahead of ‘Moving In With Malaika’

Bollywood actress Kareena Kapoor Khan, who is Malaika Arora’s BFF, is asking the latter to let her guard down and take the plunge with her upcoming OTT show ‘Moving In With Malaika’.

Malaika is set to make her foray into the digital space with the show which will feature unfiltered conversations. Her close friends and family members are praising and wished luck to Malaika for her individuality and celebrating her confidence in being a part of a reality show.

Congratulating her on the show, Kareena said, “We all know Malaika as a very guarded person. The fact that she is doing a reality show is super interesting. It will be amazing to see somebody as gorgeous as Malaika to kind of open up. As a friend, I think she’s rock solid, super hot and the original supermodel.”

The actress further wishes Malaika saying, “Malla let your guard down and go for it. Be absolutely full of guts because ‘No Guts, No Glory’.”

‘Moving In With Malaika’, produced by Banijay Asia, will start streaming on December 5 on Disney+ Hotstar.

Bhumi Pednekar: Have loved delivering the punches in ‘Govinda Naam Mera’

Bollywood actress Bhumi Pednekar, who plays Vicky Kaushal’s bombshell wife in the upcoming streaming movie ‘Govinda Naam Mera’, shares that her character has the most hilarious dialogues in the film and that the makers have subverted the industry norm by giving the punchlines to the female character.

Elaborating on the same, the actress says, “I honestly have loved delivering the punches in the film and I have to admit that I have been given some of the most hilarious punchlines by Shashank (Khaitan, the director). What I love the most about my dialoguebaazi (punchy dialogues) in ‘Govinda Naam Mera’ is that they are from the heroine’s side and that’s refreshing for a romantic comedy in the Hindi film industry because traditionally only heroes used to get all the great dialogues in a genre like this and make people laugh.”

She lauds the film’s producer Karan Johar and the director as she adds, “I’m glad that my producer Karan Johar and my director Shashank Khaitan thought of subverting the norm and empowering a girl to deliver some of the most cracking dialogues that I have seen on screen in recent times. Gauri Waghmare is literally one of my favorite characters that I have played on screen.”

Talking about her character, Bhumi mentions that she is equal to a man and constantly reminds a man that her gender doesn’t make her inferior and that she is the master of her own actions and decisions.

The film, which also stars Kiara Advani and Vicky Kaushal, is produced by Dharma Productions and will stream on Disney+ Hotstar from December 16.

Utkarsh Sharma undergoes parkour training for ‘Gadar 2’

Film director Anil Sharma’s son and actor Utkarsh Sharma opened up on taking parkour (the athletic sport of traversing obstacles by running or climbing or leaping and all) training for his upcoming film ‘Gadar 2’ starring Sunny Deol and Ameesha Patel.

‘Gadar 2’ is a sequel to the 2001 film ‘Gadar: Ek Prem Katha’ in which Utkarsh played the role of Sunny and Ameesha’s on-screen characters’ son. Now, the actor is back again in the film and will be seen doing some action scenes.

He says: “While ‘Gadar’ is still remembered for its mind-blowing and real action sequences apart from stellar performances, impactful dialogues, and melodious music, the second part will also feature some breathtaking action sequences that the audience have not witnessed on the big screen before. To prepare for the same. I had to learn parkour for almost a month under the guidance of trained action choreographers from the South Indian film industry to ensure that the action scenes look relatable and believable. It was a great experience to learn a new fitness regime.”

Utkarsh was also seen in ‘Ab Tumhare Hawale Watan Saathiyo’, ‘Apne’, ‘Genius’, and many more.

Talking about sharing screen space with Sunny Deol in ‘Gadar 2’, he adds: “Sunny sir is an institution and a great pool of immense talent, dedication, honesty, discipline and more importantly he’s a great human being. From sharing screen space with him as a child actor to working with him now, I can say that he’s still the same, supportive, caring, and inspiring. I am lucky to get the opportunity of relieving the good old days with Sunny sir and will always cherish memories working with him.”

Directed by Anil Sharma, ‘Gadar 2’ is all set to release on August 15, 2023.

Fans in Russia groove to Allu Arjun’s song from ‘Pushpa: The Rise’

A video of Allu Arjun and Rashmika Mandanna fans dancing on their track ‘Sami Sami from the blockbuster ‘Pushpa: The Rise’ has gone viral on social media.

A group of Russian women dancing to the film’s popular song ‘Saami Saami’ has taken over the internet. In the clip, women could be seen grooving to the hit song in front of the State Historial Museum in Moscow’s Red Square.

Currently, Rashmika and Arjun are in Russia for the release of their film ‘Pushpa: The Rise’.

After holding a super successful Press Conference for ‘Pushpa: The Rise’, Allu Arjun and the makers have finally premiered the movie, and the thrill to watch the film amongst the audience has become a rage.

A video went viral of Allu Arjun being loved by the audience. The superstar is being showered with a lot of love from kids and fans of all ages. The film will be released in Russia on December 8.

Hema Malini left in awe of ‘Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Li’l Champs’ contestant

Bollywood’s ‘Dream Girl Hema Malini, who appeared on the singing reality show ‘Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Li’l Champs’, was stunned to see the performance of contestant Jetshen Lama on the track ‘Tu Kya Jane O Bewafa’ from the 1974 film ‘Haath Ki Safai’. She called it as perfect as the original version.

After the performance of the 9-year-old contestant, Hema said: “You are truly unbelievable, I couldn’t have imagined that a girl like her who is so quiet behind the camera, can sing like this.”

Hema is a trained Bharatnatyam dancer and she worked in a number of hit films such as ‘Johnny Mera Naam’, ‘Seeta Aur Geeta’, ‘Raja Jani’, ‘Dard’, ‘Kudrat’, ‘Andaz’, ‘Hum Dono’, ‘Prem Nagar’, ‘Jugnu’, among others. She acted opposite many superstars like Rajesh Khanna, Dharmendra, Amitabh Bachchan, and others.

She added while appreciating the contestant: “I thought a small shy girl had walked onto the stage, but after watching your performance, I can say that even the original song was not like this the way you sang it. Very beautiful.”

‘Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Lil Champs’ is judged by Neeti Mohan, Shankar Mahadevan, and Anu Malik. It airs on Zee TV.

Rakul on ‘Chhatriwali’: ‘I am finally getting to headline a film’

Actress Rakul Preet Singh talks about her upcoming film ‘Chhatriwali’, which focuses on male contraceptives and safe sex.

Rakul says: “For me, every film of mine has been special but ‘Chhatriwali’ is extra special for many reasons. After so many years in the industry, I am finally getting to headline a film and what better than an entertaining film with a thought-provoking social message.”

Rakul plays the role of quality control head in a condom factory. It is shown in the film that though initially, Rakul was somewhere shy about her job, she slowly realised its importance. She understands the relevance of sex education and takes the responsibility of spreading awareness.

As today(December 1) is World AIDS Day, which is observed to spread awareness about HIV among people, the actress asserts that it is an important day to announce this film as the subject deals with the issues of safe sex.

“This World Aids Day, I join the fight against HIV by raising awareness on the importance of safe sex and the use of male contraceptives via my upcoming film, ‘Chhatriwali’,” adds the actress known for ‘Cuttputlii’, ‘Runway 34’, ‘Attack’, among others.

Produced by Ronnie Screwvala and directed by Tejas Prabha Vijay Deoskar, ‘Chhatriwali’ features Rakul Preet Singh and Sumeet Vyas. It will be released soon on ZEE5.

Arjun pens a cryptic post about karma after slamming news portal

After slamming a media portal calling it “unethical” and “insensitive” for a report that his girlfriend Malaika Arora is pregnant, actor Arjun Kapoor has now shared a cryptic post about karma on his social media.

He took to his Instagram stories and wrote: “Karma comes after everyone eventually. You can’t get away with screwing people over your whole life, I don’t care who you are. What goes around comes around. That’s how it works. Sooner or later, the universe will serve you the revenge that you deserve.”

Malaika had also dismissed her pregnancy rumors by calling them “disgusting”.

A report claimed that Arjun and Malaika, who have been dating since 2019, were expecting their first child. The ‘Ishaqzaade’ star debunked all the claims immediately.

He wrote on social media: “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.”

Oscars 2023 will include all 23 categories presented live on air

All 23 categories will be aired during the Oscars 2023 telecast. Bill Kramer, CEO of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, announced the news exclusively to ‘Variety’ on Tuesday. “I can confirm that all categories will be included in the live telecast,” he said.

The news comes after eight different Oscar categories — original score, makeup and hairstyling, documentary short, film editing, production design, animated short, live action short, and sound — were cut from the main telecast at the 2022 Academy Awards, leading to much outrage across the film industry.

“We are committed to having a show that celebrates the artisans, the arts and sciences, and the collaborative nature of moviemaking. This is very much what the mission of the Academy is, and I am very hopeful that we can do a show that celebrates all components of moviemaking in an entertaining and engaging way,” Kramer told ‘Variety’.

Since his appointment in June, Kramer said he’s had many conversations about restoring the missing categories. “We are thrilled to be in a position to execute that.”

Jimmy Kimmel will return for the third time to host the Oscars. Kramer said he was excited to have the late-night host back. “I love having someone hosting the show who knows live television. I think that’s so critical,” he said.

When asked about what else audiences can expect from the telecast, Kramer said: “All I will say right now is that our anniversary, the 95th Oscars, is extremely important to us. I think it sets a really interesting rhythm for our 100th. You see this in the museum, I think we are able to celebrate our legacy while bringing the Academy into the future and the show will reflect that.”

Executive producers and showrunners Glenn Weiss and Ricky Kirshner of White Cherry Entertainment will produce the Oscars, and Weiss returns, for the eighth consecutive year, as the show’s director.

The 95th Academy Awards will take place on March 12, 2023, live from the Dolby Theatre at Ovation Hollywood. The ceremony will be televised live on ABC and in more than 200 territories worldwide.

‘BB 16’: Housemates can now reclaim lost Rs 25 lakhs from winning prize money

In the upcoming episode of ‘Bigg Boss 16’, housemates have a stellar chance to earn back and make the total winning prize money amount of Rs 50 lakhs.

With this task spanning across days, the voice of Bigg Boss announces the new entry of Golden Guys, Sunny Nanasaheb Waghchoure, and Sanjay Gujar in the show.

For this task, the activity area is designed as a safe that has a mountain of gold coins worth Rs. 25 lakhs, and the contestants must uncover a seven-digit passcode to crack it open. These seven digits are hidden in the items made of gold in the house.

At regular intervals, ‘Bigg Boss’ will share instructions to get to the digits. Once the contestants succeed in unlocking the passcode while evading the threat of the Golden Guys and getting to the safe, they will earn the lost prize money. It will be fun to watch the contestants’ treasure hunt for gold.

Fights over food are a constant, but how far can one go in claiming what’s theirs? While Soundarya Sharma is cooking in the kitchen, Archana Gautam is annoyed at the prospect of eating Rotis made from the previous night’s dough.

She got Nimrit to instruct Abdu Rozik to get four Rotis made from fresh dough from the plates of Shiv Thakare, Sajid Khan, Abdu Rozik, and MC Stan. Picking rotis out from the plates of the housemates while they were eating did not go well with Shiv Thakare who slammed Archana for being petty. He further suggested that she should learn to be human while playing the game. In her defense, Archana pitted the blame on Soundarya for mixing the last night’s dough with the fresh one.

While verbal spats are going on in full swing, Priyanka Chahar Choudhary has an emotional breakdown over her coming across as wrong and dominating despite having her close friend Ankit Gupta’s best interest.

She opened up to Soundarya about it and confessed that she can’t figure out what was going on in her head even though she was trying hard.