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Bigg Boss 14: Kavita Kaushik Part of Salman Khan’s Show?

Kavita Kaushik posted her clarification on social media, with the link of a report that stated she is “likely to be a part” of ‘Bigg Boss 14.

Actress Kavita Kaushik on Tuesday rubbished speculations that she is set to be a housemate in the upcoming season 14 of the popular reality show, Bigg Boss.

Kavita posted her clarification on Twitter, with the link of a report that stated she is “likely to be a part” of “Bigg Boss 14″. “False! Like most news nowadays,” reacted Kavita in her tweet.

In a separate tweet, she posted a link of another report that read: “FIR star is all set to enter Bigg Boss house. She will shoot her introduction and dance performance today.”

Kavita had a caustic retort: “Hilarious! Mujhe hi nahi pata mai aaj dance kar rahi hu (even I didn’t know I’m dancing today).

Bigg Boss 14: Pavitra Punia to Join Rumoured Ex-boyfriend Pratik Sehajpal in BB House?

Pratik Sehajpal and Pavitra Punia met on the sets of reality show BCL (Box Cricket League) last year and were apparently dating.

The popular reality show Bigg Boss is all set to return for the much-awaited 14th season with actor Salman Khan on board as host. Media portals are rife with rumours and reports about the potential names that could be in the contestant list since the season was announced.

A recent report in Spotboye.com claims that actress Pavitra Punia has been approached to enter the Bigg Boss house as a contestant. The report further added that she might be locked in the house this year with her ex-lover Pratik Sehajpal.

Pavitra Punia and Pratik Sehajpal both will be seen as a contestant this season. The channel is very excited to show their equation to the world. Hence, makers have decided to lock them together and chances are their reconciliation will be shown to the audience,” a source close to the show’s team was quoted as saying.

Pratik Sehajpal and Pavitra Punia met on the sets of reality show BCL (Box Cricket League) last year and were apparently dating. Although they never confessed to being in a relationship, their social media exchanges sparked romance rumours.

Later, following some untold trouble in their love story, the two reportedly broke up. However, their breakup story is still untold and it will be definitely interesting to see exactly what is brewing between the two.

Pavitra has featured in TV serials like Yeh Hai Mohabbatein, Naagin 3 and Balveer Returns. Last year, she was expected to participate in Bigg Boss with her ex-boyfriend Paras Chhabra.

Coming back to Bigg Boss 14, the TV show was planned to go on air in September but was later pushed by the makers for October. This year, owing to the current Covid-19 outbreak, all the participants will reportedly be quarantined before entering the house where they will be locked for nearly 100 days.

Bigg Boss 14: Saumya Tandon Refutes Rumours About Being Part of Salman Khan’s Reality Show

Actress Saumya Tandon, popularly known for her stint as Anita Bhabhi in the comedy television show Bhabiji Ghar Par Hain has denied participating in the reality show Bigg Boss 14. The rumours began to fuel after Saumya left the popular comedy show after being associated with it for five years.

In a recent Q&A session hosted by the actress on Instagram, she mentioned, “No, I’m not Bigg Boss type,” putting an end to speculations that suggested her participation in the Salman Khan-hosted reality show.

She said, “Bigg Boss – no chance, no. I’m not the Bigg Boss material. What will I do in Bigg Boss? I’m a very calm and private person. So, I’m not the right person for Bigg Boss. You are not going to see me in Bigg Boss, surely not.”

She also thanked her fans for being a part of the session, writing in a post, “Special Thanks to all! Received a lot of beautiful lovely messages after I quit Bhabiji Ghar Par Hain. Couldn’t answer all the questions and reply to all, so a small chat to meet you all.”

Meanwhile, Bigg Boss 14 was expected to air in September. However, recent news suggests that it will begin a month later. Saumya’s former Bhabiji Ghar Par Hain co-star Shilpa Shinde won the winner trophy for Bigg Boss 12.

Netflix to premiere Dolly Kitty Aur Woh Chamakte Sitare on 18 September

Dolly Kitty Aur Woh Chamakte Sitare was scheduled for a theatrical release in May, but was put on hold due to the shutdown of cinema halls amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Dolly Kitty Aur Woh Chamakte Sitare, starring Konkona Sen Sharma and Bhumi Pednekar in title roles, will debut on Netflix on 18 September, the streamer announced Thursday.

Written and directed by Alankrita Shrivastava, the film was scheduled for a theatrical release in May, but was put on hold due to the shutdown of cinema halls amid the coronavirus pandemic since March.

The movie follows Sharma and Pednekar as two cousins who will do whatever it takes to break the invisible shackles that are keeping them from the ideal lives they envision for themselves.

Talking about her character, Sharma said in a statement, “Dolly’s life is one we see so often — a bickering wife who is not satisfied with her husband”s unambitious ways, the mother of two young boys who she barely understands, all while dreaming of a life of luxury that is far beyond her reach.”

“While she believes herself to be quite the rebel, she is blissfully unaware of how deeply conditioned she is in certain ways. It’s her journey of realisation and that to freedom that makes the story a fun yet heartwarming ride,” she added.

Pednekar said Kajal aka Kitty is the quintessential small-town girl who comes to the city, expecting all her dreams to magically come true.

“With a head full of dreams and aspirations along with a carefree attitude, Kitty embarks on a new journey with her sister. She discovers herself and evolves as a person, all the while stumbling and tripping along the way, to finally understand what it really takes to make her dreams a reality,” the actor said.

Produced by Balaji Telefilms, Dolly Kitty… also stars Vikrant Massey and Amol Parashar in key roles.

Angad Bedi calls backlash against Gunjan Saxena trailer unfair amid ongoing nepotism debate

Angad Bedi has defended the film Gunjan Saxena: The Kargil Girl, after its trailer received online backlash because of Janhvi Kapoor and Karan Johar’s involvement.

The trailer of Janhvi Kapoor-starrer Gunjan Saxena: The Kargil Girl, which dropped on Saturday, debuted to a lot of mixed responses on Twitter. As the conversation around nepotism continues, Angad Bedi — who plays Kapoor’s brother in the film — responded to the insider-versus-outsider debate, calling the backlash ‘unfair’.

In an interview with Mid-Day, he said, “It’s my film, too… Everyone has a right to their opinion, but people are spitting fire against one another. The flak (that the film is receiving) is unfair. Every industry is competitive.”

Karan Johar, who has been at the receiving end of backlash since the death of actor Sushant Singh Rajput, has produced Gunjan Saxena. However, the Johar and Dharma Productions’ credits were missing from its trailer and poster, reports News18.

Bedi further adds that he received this role due to his performance in Soorma. He said that he ‘tested’ for the role, which eventually was approved by the director and the producers. “There are lakhs of people in the industry, so it’s only fair that we all get a chance,” Bedi adds.

The actor also shared his experiences in the industry and says that ‘every rejection has been a learning experience for him.’ Further, he reiterates that that’s his ‘own trajectory and journey’ which is independent of ‘someone else’s experience’.

Gunjan Saxena: The Kargil Girl is based on the life of one of India’s first female Air Force pilots. The film’s rights were scooped up by Netflix, which will release it on August 12. The film also stars Pankaj Tripathi, Vineet Kumar Singh, Manav Vij and others.

IAF writes letter to CBFC objecting to certain scenes in Gunjan Saxena: The Kargil Girl

Gunjan Saxena: The Kargil Girl is based on the life of IAF officer Gunjan Saxena who became the first woman pilot to take part in the 1999 Kargil war.

The Indian Air Force (IAF) has written a letter to the Censor Board objecting to its “undue negative” portrayal in the movie Gunjan Saxena: The Kargil Girl, said a senior official.

The movie was released on streaming platform Netflix on Wednesday.

The movie is based on the life of IAF officer Gunjan Saxena who became the first woman pilot to take part in the 1999 Kargil war. It has been produced by Karan Johar’s Dharma Productions.

The IAF has written a letter to the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) objecting to certain scenes in the movie Gunjan Saxena: The Kargil Girl wherein it has been portrayed in undue negative light,” the official said.

The Defence Ministry had written to the CBFC last month raising strong objections to the depiction of armed forces personnel in some web series, sources said.

It had urged that production houses may be advised to obtain a no-objection certificate from the ministry before telecasting any film, documentary or web series on an Army theme, they added.

The ministry had received some complaints raising strong objections about the portrayal of Indian Army personnel and the military uniform in an “insulting manner”, they said.

The sources said the communication last month was also sent to the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting and the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology for consideration.

Shahid Kapoor to do an action film after Jersey, announces on Instagram

Shahid Kapoor revealed details of his next film after Jersey.

The production work of Shahid Kapoor’s Jersey was stalled to prevent the further spread of novel coronavirus. Now, the actor is in self-quarantine, enjoying his free time with family.

Recently, the Haider actor reconnected with his fans through a Q&A round on Instagram. While answering fan questions, Shahid revealed details about his next film after Jersey. When a fan asked when is he doing an action film, the actor said, “Yes after Jersey. The next one is an action film.

Shahid was last seen on the big screen in Kabir Singh, opposite Kiara Advani. When a fan asked him if he is doing another film with her, the actor said, “Whenever she has dates

Earlier, the Jab We Met actor shared a post on Instagram, urging fans to stay home. He wrote, “Each one of us can make a difference. We are all in this together. Spread good vibes only.

Like Kabir Singh, Jersey is also a remake of a Telugu film. Shahid is playing the role of a cricketer in the film.

Akshay Kumar donates Rs 25 crore to PM Narendra Modi’s CARES fund to fight coronavirus war

Akshay Kumar announced that he will contribute a sum of Rs 25 crore to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s recently-announced CARES fund to fight the novel coronavirus pandemic.

The 21-day nationwide lockdown, announced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to fight the novel coronavirus pandemic, has brought the country to a standstill. Ever since the number of positive coronavirus cases increased, many Bollywood film personalities have been constantly appealing to their fans to follow the rules put out by the government.

On March 28, PM Modi announced the CARES fund requesting for donations to fight the coronavirus war. Akshay Kumar, who has been vocal about Covid-19, is one of the first actors to pitch in and donate a sum of Rs 25 crore to the PM-CARES fund.

He announced the same on his Twitter page and wrote, “This is that time when all that matters is the lives of our people. And we need to do anything and everything it takes. I pledge to contribute Rs 25 crores from my savings to @narendramodi ji’s PM-CARES Fund. Let’s save lives, Jaan hai toh jahaan hai.

Nearly 1000 people in India have contracted the novel coronavirus, while 21 people have lost their lives. Announcing the CARES fund, PM Modi said that the fund will help the people of India during such distressing times in future.

He further added that the PM-CARES fund will accept micro-donations. “Let us leave no stone unturned to make India healthier and more prosperous for our future generations,” PM Modi said.

Akshay Kumar has been quite active on Twitter requesting people to stay indoors and practise social-distancing to curb the further spread of Covid-19. A few days ago, he also put out a video on his Instagram profile, in which he blasted the violators who failed to adhere to the rules of the lockdown.

Arjun Kapoor and Parineeti Chopra’s Sandeep Aur Pinky Faraar postponed due to coronavirus

The release date of Dibakar Banerjee’s Sandeep Aur Pinky Faraar has been pushed due to novel coronavirus. The film stars Parineeti Chopra and Arjun Kapoor in lead roles.

Seeing the recent Covid-19 outbreak, many filmmakers have opted to shift the release dates of their films. Recently, Yash Raj Films announced that they are postponing the release of their upcoming film – Sandeep Aur Pinky Faraar.

The film stars Arjun Kapoor and Parineeti Chopra in lead roles. Both the actors took to Twitter to announce the news. They wrote, “Given the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak in the country, we have decided to postpone the release of Dibakar Banerjee’s Sandeep Aur Pinky Faraar. The health and safety of everyone is of utmost importance at this time.

Sandeep Aur Pinky Faraar was slated to hit the theatres on March 20. Theatres have been shut in many parts of the country, including Delhi, Karnataka, Maharashtra, Odisha and Kerala, to prevent the spread of novel coronavirus.

Apart from the Parineeti and Arjun’s film, the release date of Akshay Kumar’s Sooryavanshi has also been pushed. The new release date of Sandeep Aur Pinky Faraar and Sooryavanshi haven’t been announced yet.

Wahiyat Wednesday, reshoot a scene of Sooryavanshi on Katrina Kaif’s request.

This Wahiyat Wednesday, we’re looking at what’s actually wrong with Bollywood. Not Rohit Shetty, but the audience, and our double standards.

One doesn’t need to be too active on social media to have spotted #ShameOnYouRohitShetty trending on Twitter. Rohit has been branded ‘misogynist’ and ‘sexist’ for refusing to reshoot a scene of Sooryavanshi on Katrina Kaif’s request. “Katrina, three guys (Akshay Kumar, Ajay Devgn and Ranveer Singh) are walking with blasts happening behind, nobody will notice you,” was Rohit’s argument when Katrina pointed out that she had blinked in the scene and a retake is advisable.

Twitter, woke and armed with an evolved vocabulary that include words like misogyny now, ripped Rohit apart. After all, how could he? Is this where A-list female actors like Katrina stand in Bollywood’s pecking order? No one is going to notice her because three macho men will lead the show, so she should zip it and be the eye candy she was cast to be?

While Twitter screamed Dracarys on Rohit Shetty, another similar macho man (Tiger Shroff) film with a no-one-will-notice-you woman (Shraddha Kapoor) – Baaghi 3 – earned Rs 76.94 crore in 5 days. Double standards?

We blinked, and just like that missed the core issue here that it is us, the audience that’s oiling the wheel of misogyny in Bollywood that’s now staring us in the face.

We like to believe that we are woke. It’s easy that way. But calling Rohit Shetty out when it didn’t bother us when Shraddha’s role in Baaghi 3 was reduced to a mere extended cameo only exposes us. Or when in Simmba no one noticed Sara Ali Khan next to Ranveer. Or Singham and Singham Returns where Kajal Aggarwal and Kareena Kapoor Khan, respectively, faded next to Ajay. Shame on us, if anyone at all, for allowing male-centrism to thrive in Bollywood to a point where women are reduced to mere eye candies, and when even that’s not enough, there’s the Nora Fatehis of the world brought in to gyrate on screen.

And when there is a brave attempt to weave a story around a female protagonists, such films get washed away at the box office trying to match numbers with the men-driven releases of that week. Case in point – Ajay Devgn’s Tanhaji: The Unsung Warrior vs Deepika Padukone’s Chhapaak, both released on January 10, 2020.

The wrath of social media that fell on Rohit wasn’t entirely unfounded. But there’s really no point in stating the obvious. That Bollywood is propelled by male actors – and male-centric stories is not news. A handful of privileged female actors privileged to have a fan base, a certain market dominance by virtue of previous hits, and/or sheer talent – today have the power to choose ‘meaty’ roles. Which is why a Priyanka Chopra walks out of Bharat – no, we refuse to believe it was because of her wedding – and not The Sky Is Pink. There are still plenty left behind who aren’t that privileged.