( NJS ) Ranveer Singh has a large heart and there is no denying that. One can see it from his attitude itself that he loves making people feel loved and that’s his most charming quality. But apart from that, now the Bollywood Superstar has been doing his bit for the deaf community as well.
He has been constantly urging authorities to consider and declare Indian Sign Language (ISL) as the 23rd official language of India! He has recently signed a petition aimed at furthering awareness of this relevant cause. Ranveer’s independent record label IncInk, which he has formed with Navzar Eranee,
also released sign language music videos – the only record label to initiate this progressive step.
Given Ranveer’s efforts towards making Indian Sign Language an official language, the deaf community in India has wholeheartedly appreciated him by putting out a heartfelt thank you video for him. Through sign language about 25 members from the deaf community from across India said, "We were very happy to hear the good news about Ranveer Singh, who is a famous Bollywood actor, to support Indian Sign Language to be recognized as the 23rd official language of India. We are so glad that he supports this.
With your support, we felt inspired. Indian sign language is a beautiful language. We want to thank Ranveer for showing support to the Deaf community. We are all happy and grateful to you!"
"IncInk was created as a platform to encourage inclusivity through art and we are deeply committed to making Indian Sign Language (ISL) become the 23rd official language of India. This progressive step will create a ripple effect in providing equal access across all areas from education to employment to entertainment to more than 10 million Deaf people in India," says Ranveer, who thanked the deaf community for their resolve. Kudos to you Ranveer!
( NJS ) Saif Ali Khan-starrer Bhoot Police has been in the news ever since the first look of the movie was released on social media last year. The first look featured Fatima Sana Shaikh and Ali Fazal alongside Saif but the film got delayed. Now, a new announcement about the movie has been made.
Bollywood actors Saif Ali Khan and Arjun Kapoor are all set to spook fans as they are collaborating for their upcoming horror-comedy 'Bhoot Police.' What marks the first collaboration of the duo is being helmed by 'Ragini MMS' director' Pavan Kirpalani and is produced by Ramesh Taurani and Akshai Puri.
The news was shared by trade analyst Taran Adarsh on Twitter. He wrote, "IT'S OFFICIAL... #SaifAliKhan and #ArjunKapoor in horror-comedy #BhootPolice... The duo will share screen space for the first time... Directed by Pavan Kirpalani... Produced by Ramesh Taurani and Akshai Puri... Filming begins 2020-end."
It is being said that Saif and Arjun will be playing ghostbusters in the film. The director of Bhoot Police, Pavan has expressed his excitement about the upcoming project in an interview. He said that Saif and Arjun are the perfect fit for this crazy adventure, adding that both of them will be seen in different avatars and will
bring their trademark humor to the script."
Apart from Bhoot Police, Saif will also be seen sharing screen space with Rani Mukerji in Bunty Aur Babli 2. Helmed by Varun V. Sharma, the film also stars Siddhant Chaturvedi and debutante Sharvari in lead roles.
Arjun, on the other hand, is awaiting the release of his film Sandeep Aur Pinky Faraar, co-starring Parineeti Chopra. The actor also has a cross-border love story in the pipeline. He will be seen sharing screen space with Rakul Preet Singh in the same. The film will mark Arjun and Rakul's first collaboration.
According to Mumbai Mirror, “Arjun and Saif play a pair of ghostbusters in the film. The makers have been working towards getting the right ensemble on board for a while now.”
Indian math wizard Shakuntala Devi often described as a "human computer", is the subject of a new film that premieres on streaming giant Amazon Prime Video on Friday.
On July 31st, Vidya Balan’s film about the life and achievements of ‘Shakuntala Devi’ was released exclusively on Amazon Prime. It is a biographical comedy-drama film written and directed by Anu Menon. Bollywood actress Vidya Balan, who plays the math genius, has described her as a "small-town Indian girl who took the world by storm".
Shakuntala Devi's dazzling skill with numbers earned her a place in the Guinness Book of World Records and turned her into a minor globe-trotting celebrity.
In the official trailer of the eponymous biopic, Balan is seen cheekily asking a roomful of people whether she should "give the answer from the left to right or from right to left" when asked to multiply two multiple-digit numbers.
In the film we see Balan adopting the various phases of Shakuntala Devi’s life, making for one brilliant fashion journey. Vidya Balan has been a saree connoisseur
ever since her debut in the Indian film industry and had inspired many a young girl to forego modern outfits for more traditional Indian sarees and kurtas.
With the Shakuntala Devi promotions over, we ought to pause and praise Vidya Balan’s saris. But this time, she went the extra mile and promoted local designers as well as sustainable fashion. The results left us impressed.
In lieu of her recent film, Vidya Balan has been posting promotional photographs on her Instagram page, in her wide array of delicately handcrafted sarees and kurtas that offer the perfect blend of modern and traditional. As an advocate for the ‘saree life’, Balan is also involved in the promotion of local artisans and designers that are a part of the rich cultural heritage of India.
In one of her latest pictures, she was seen in a handwoven Bhagalpuri sari from the label Nadiya Paar. The off-white sari was replete with floral motifs. Sharing it,
the actor wrote, “This @nadiyapaar saree, handwoven in Bhagalpur has hand-drawn oleander flower motif printed on gauzy linen. The sari is inspired by the designer's childhood memories of collecting these flowers to make garlands.”
Deepika Padukone is one of the most successful actresses in Bollywood. Deepika made her acting debut alongside Shah Rukh Khan in Om Shanti Om. The film was a hit and Deepika’s diva-like looks and innocent eyes caught the attention of the audience in a jiffy. Soon she went on her journey to the top and on the way she reunited with Shah Rukh Khan in films like Chennai Express and Happy New Year. Now the latest reports around the actors are that they will be seen romancing each other in War director Siddharth Anand’s next film.
After making a comeback with a powerful performance in Chhapaak earlier this year, She recently announced her next with South-star Prabhas. DP will also be seen opposite Ranveer Singh in Kabir Khan's '83' and Shakun Batra's domestic noir film under Karan Johar's Dharma Productions.
However, there’s believed to be more, she is expected to make another announcement in August. A source told a leading entertainment portal, "Deepika has locked her dates for a big YRF film. She will mostly be romancing Shah Rukh Khan in Siddharth Anand's big actioner.
The big project was set to be announced at the grand celebration of Yash Raj Films’ 50 years, however, due to the pandemic the makers had to change the plans. The source spoke about the same and said, "Pre-Covid, the team had planned a huge event to announce all the big films with all the big actors who are starring in it, to commemorate YRF's 50th-year celebrations. Deepika and SRK's film with the WAR director will also be announced as part of the YRF 50 announcement list, next month on Yashji's birthday."
Right now, she has just been approached for the film and she has liked the script as well. It's a powerful role for the female lead as well." This will mark her reunion
with Shah Rukh Khan after Happy New Year, that released in 2014.
From a fashionista to a beauty entrepreneur, how Katrina Kaif proved 'It's Kay to be YOU'.
( NJS ) Bollywood actress turned beauty entrepreneur Katrina Kaif has made her mark in the fashion and beauty industry, establishing herself as an icon in the last two decades.
The supermodel turned actress, who started her career by dressing safe and easy, went on to become one of the best-dressed ladies in the business, causing a storm in the sartorial department, one outfit at a time. Ever since she entered the film industry, she was recognized as one of the best-dressed actresses, both in reel and real life. Kat loved the art of subtle makeup and rooted for it every now and then.
But Kat turned out to be a pro not only in playing dress-up but also in the beauty segment. Taking her love for beauty a step ahead, Katrina launched her own beauty line 'Kay by Katrina' on October 22, 2019. When Katrina Kaif decided to venture into the beauty space, her entrepreneurial stance inspired many. Katrina, who is the only Indian actress to have her own beauty line, has been making a big difference with it. The idea behind the brand right from its inception has been to put women first, celebrating beauty in its natural form. Right from the launch campaign of the brand Kay Beauty, a message that has been at the heart of the company has been that it's okay to be you, we are all beautiful, and we have to celebrate who we are.
While Katrina has been one of the most celebrated actresses in Bollywood, she has also taken a lead in the philanthropic front with her contributions in the fight against the pandemic. Through Kay Beauty, she has collaborated with various foundations helping those in need with essential requirements.
On the film front, Katrina Kaif is in the prime of her career, with a series of blockbusters under her credit, the actress has also worked with the biggest superstars in the film industry. And after giving amazing performances in films like Zero, Bharat, Tiger Zinda Hai, etc., Katrina will be next seen in Rohit Shetty's Sooryavanshi alongside Akshay Kumar.
Recently it was announced that the Oscar-winning sound designer, Resul Pookutty was turning a producer and was working on his first feature. Reportedly, it is now revealed that the film is inspired by the current stress of China and India at the border and will feature Alia Bhatt in the lead role.
The film will be a story of an Indian soldier, Baba Harbhajan Singh and it will include Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s recent visit to the army camp in Ladakh.
The film will be a love saga set back in the 1967 Indo-China war that took place in 1967 at Nathula. The marks are yet working on the script and will be on floors in 2021. Talking about the project, Resul quoted “The current tension between India and China is already a part of our film. It is bizarre that we had already written it and it just happened. I believe that Baba is there guarding our border.”
He also said that after the entire script is ready he will share it with the army officers and take their inputs and implement it in the next draft.
Looking at Alia Bhatt’s upcoming projects, she has Sadak 2, Brahmastra, RRR, Gangubai Kathiawadi, and Takht that are announced. Her fans are waiting for her new announcements.
(NJS ) The lockdown to prevent the spread of Novel Coronavirus has been an unprecedented situation and therefore many have found it a stressful period. Actress Aditi Rao Hydari, who says she is generally an optimistic person, revealed that she was anxious and 'swimming in a pool of tears' during the three-month nationwide lockdown. However, she battled through it and used the lockdown period to do things she didn't have the time to, before.
In an interview with a leading news portal, Aditi said, "I was anxious and swimming in tears. I missed being on the sets and was feeling frustrated that I couldn't help people the way I wanted to. So, I called my near and dear ones who were equally stressed, and helping them out helped me feel better." She continued, "In the last eight-nine years, I haven't been able to give too much time to dance and music. I used to practice Kalari, but then, I stopped. The break gave me time to reconnect with my creative side, and learned dancing, cooking.
In Bollywood, Aditi was last seen in the epic period drama, Padmaavat, directed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali, and starring Shahid Kapoor, Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone in the lead. She has lately been busy working on films in the South.
On the work front, Aditi Rao Hydari recently announced that her upcoming Malayalam film Sufiyum Sujatayum will be releasing on the OTT platform Amazon Prime Video. The film will also feature actor Jayasurya. The film has been written and directed by Naranipuzha Shanavas and will hit the virtual screens from July 3, 2020.
( NJS ) - A handful of celebrities have quit social media citing ‘negativity and abuse’ by trolls and on Monday, singer Neha Kakkar too joined the list.
Neha Kakar has become the latest Bollywood celeb to get off social media. Amid the 'outsider versus insider' debate, a handful of celebrities have quit social media
citing ‘negativity and abuse’ by trolls and on Monday, singer Neha Kakkar too joined the list.
The popular singer recently announced on Instagram that she's quitting social media albeit only for the time being. To her whopping 39.6 million followers,
Neha apologized for taking this step but added that the circumstances have made her decide it.
So, before all you Neha Kakkar fans start fretting and questioning the meaning of life, let's clarify that she has decided to take a temporary detox
from social as she revealed that the constant barrage of negativity and hatred has was really getting to her and as such, she needs a break from it all.
The last post on Neha Kakkar's official Instagram handle reads: “Going back to sleep! Plz, wake me up when there’s a better world. The world where there are freedom, love, respect, care, fun, acceptance, good people. Not hatred, nepotism, jealousy, bossy people, Hitlers, murders, suicides, bad people. Good night! Don’t worry I’m not dying. Lol! Just going away for a couple of days – Neha Kakkar.”
Further explaining her stance, Neha states, “I’m sorry if this makes anybody feel bad! But this is what I have been feeling since a long long time but not able to say it, just trying my best to be happy but not really happening. I’m a human being and that too a very emotional one. So.. Yeh Sab.. It hurts me.. Don’t worry I’m okay.. Love you guys. Specially My #NeHearts.”
There was no stopping for Australia’s opening batsman David Warner when he was on-field before the coronavirus pandemic brought the game to a standstill and things have not changed much for the pocket-sized dynamite.
Warner has now adapted to the new situation and has become an ‘artist’ in that as well. The southpaw is mastering the dancing moves on the songs of Indian films in his TikTok videos.
David Warner spent his Friday night dancing to “Bala” tune from Akshay Kumar’s superhit movie ‘Housefull 4’. After breaking the internet with his “Butta Bomma” moves, Australian cricketer David Warner is back with a new video on the song “Bala” from Housefull 4. Sporting a suit, the cricketer shared the TikTok video on Twitter and wrote, “Friday night challenge accepted. I may have you covered @akshaykumar”
David Warner has been keeping his fans entertained through TikTok. His videos on various Indian songs have been receiving quite a lot of attention.
Earlier, his video on “Butta Bomma” received love from his fans and also from the actor Allu Arjun, who originally stars in the song from Ala Vaikunthapurramuloo.
Allu Arjun took to Twitter and wrote, “One more bigg surprise. Thank you sooo much once again sir . Killed it.”
Warner has been playing for the IPL team Sunrisers Hyderabad since 2014. When a fan asked him to make a video on Sarileru Neekevvaru song “Mind Block,” starring Mahesh Babu, Warner replied, “Hey everyone, I can not do this dance till the song is available to use in Australia. Once it’s available I will try mine block”
David Warner, along with his family, also took the Drop It trend on TikTok.
Breathe: Into The Shadows will premiere on Prime Video starting July 10
Abhishek Bachchan, who is all set to play the lead role in the second season of Prime Video's original 2018 series Breathe, shared the first look of his debut web-series on Friday and we bet it will leave you wanting more. Along with the first look, Abhishek also announced that Breathe: Into The Shadows will premiere on Prime Video starting July 10. Sharing the first look poster, in which a little girl can be seen lying on the floor and surrounded by pieces of a broken mask, the actor wrote: "She lies into the shadows, waiting to be found.
Here is the first look of Breathe: Into The Shadows. New series, July 10 on Prime Video."
The second season of the psychological-thriller series will also star Nithya Menen, Saiyami Kher and Amit Sadh, who will reprise his role as Inspector Kabir Sawant from the first season. The series will also mark Nithya Menen's digital debut. The first part of Breathe featured R Madhavan in the lead role.
Abhishek Bachchan was cast as the lead in Breathe: Into The Shadows in 2018. The actor, earlier talking about his web debut, told news agency PTI that he said yes to
the series because of the details of his character: "In Breathe, one of the things that attracted me the most to the story was the details and nuances that were built into the character I play. This is possible in the streaming medium since the time to engage with the audience is nearly four times that of a conventional feature film," he told PTI.