Oct 14, 2014

Prabhas to donate Rs 20 lakhs to Hudhud cyclone relief fund

Actor Prabhas has joined the likes of Pawan Kalyan, Mahesh Babu, NTR, Allu Arjun and Ram Charan to come forward to do his bit for the Uttarandhra region, which has been devastated by the recent Hudhud cyclone. The actor has announced that he's going to donate Rs 20 lakhs to the Hudhud cyclone relief fund and urged his fans to join the relief operations in whatever capacity they can. Meanwhile, the actor is currently busy shooting for Baahubali in Ramoji Film City, Hyderabad. Rajamouli is directing the film and it also stars Anushka, Tamannaah and Rana Daggubati.


Jun 26, 2014

Actress Bhavana Menon Interview

Bhavana Menon Interview

When you entered the industry, there were very few youth oriented films in Malayalam. But nowadays every film seems to be youth centric. What do you have to say about the trend?

I came into the industry through the film Nammal, which had four youngsters. It was one of the films that started off the trend. I was a part of plenty more, like Swapnakkoodu, Chadikkatha Chanthu, Lollypop, Robinhood etc. I don't think there has been such a huge change over the years. The recent movies that I did, Ezhamathe Varavu, Honeybee, Polytechnic and now, Angry Babies are all different in their own way. I have been lucky to have done all kinds of roles and escaped any kind of stereotyping.

Why do you do just one or two films a year? 
When I'm approached for a film, I look at the whole team, the director, producer etc. Even if I'm okay with the team, I wouldn't do a film unless I like the story and script and vice-versa too. I've left out big projects at times because of this. But I have absolutely no issues with new directors. Many of the films I have done are with newbies.

Your looks have evolved beyond recognition over the past 10 years... I did my first film at the age of 15, when I had no idea about make-up or styling or fashion. I wasn't bothered about them for many years and also, no senior actress ever told me that I should change. Even those who I asked for help never supported me. It was maybe at the age of 19-20 that I myself realised that I should change. I educated myself and learnt everything about fitness, make-up and style, all by myself. And now, when young girls ask me tips and tricks, I am so glad they ask and am only happy to help them.

In your latest release, Angry Babies, your co-star is Anoop Menon, again... How do you explain the coincidence? Anoop and I had already acted in Trivandrum Lodge, where the chemistry worked out really well. As a co-star, I feel very comfortable with Anoop ettan, more than comfortable, actually.

You revealed that you are in a relationship... With many Malayalam actresses getting married recently, don't you feel like taking the leap? 
Yes, I am seeing someone but I can't say at this point where it's going or whether it will lead to marriage. If at all I marry, I plan to do so next year. But I feel it is better to get married when I am ready for it, not because others are doing it or under pressure from society or other people. I never take any decision that way. Because if there are any problems, none of these people will be there; there will be just me and my family to face it. At the end of the day, I live for myself, not for others. I will listen to everyone but the final decision will be mine.

What about the whole debate on whether actresses should act after marriage?
Do you see any actor stopping acting after marriage? The film industry is not something dirty that you should stop acting after you marry. Having said that, it is each person's personal decision, I feel. I have always maintained that I will never say goodbye to films completely. Kajol, Madhuri Dixit, Aishwarya Rai and Sreedevi have all done good roles after marriage. If I get good roles, I too will definitely take them up. Not that I will do anything and everything which comes my way, but then, I don't do that now either. If I get offered a film which I like, which I feel I shouldn't miss, I will I do it, just like now.

And I will marry only someone who recognises acting as my profession and someone who will encourage me and support me to do a good film, like a good friend, not a narrow-minded person who thinks on the lines of - from now on, stay at home and look after me and do nothing else.
Is there anything like you won't marry someone from the film industry... If I fall in love with an actor or filmmaker, what's wrong with it? Cinema is something I have been doing since age 15. And whatever anyone says, I have never had even one bad experience with the industry. I really love this profession; it has given me everything, made me what I am. So I have absolutely no aversion towards people from the film industry. I would love a person for the human being he is; on the basis of his personality, not on the basis of his profession.

What are you working on next?
I will be doing two Malayalam films and one Kannada film this year, but the official agreement is not over yet.

source: toi


Jun 25, 2014

Model, Actor and Anchor Jennifer Winget Biography

Jennifer Winget Biography, Profile
Film actress

Jennifer Winget is an Indian film and television actress most known for her role in the television show Kasautii Zindagii Kay. She also played in Dill Mill Gayye as Dr. Riddhima.
Born: May 30, 1985 (age 29), Mumbai
Height: 1.70 m
Spouse: Karan Singh Grover (m. 2012)
Education: St. Xavier's School, Jawalakhel
Awards: STAR Parivaar Award for Favourite Jodi, more
Jennifer Winget Height Weight Body Statistics

Age : Jennifer Winget is currently 29 according to her birth date May 30, 1985

Born Place : Goregaon, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

Education : Jennifer Winget attended St. Xavier’s High School, Bhandup, West Mumbai and KJ Soumya College, Mumbai.

Occupation : Model, Actor and Anchor

Build : Slim

Height : 5 ft 4 in or 162.5 cm

Weight : 52 kg or 115 pounds

Spouse : Karan Singh Grover and Jennifer Winget tied knot on April 9, 2012. They have dated together for 7 years before deciding to marry. Jennifer wore a white gown designed by her friend, Jerry D’Souza. Karan wore a black tuxedo by Armani.

Brand Endorsements : Jennifer have done the advertisement for Krack Cream (2011)

Religion : Christian

Best Known For : Acting in TV serials like Dill Mill Gaye as Dr. Riddhima Gupta, Kasauti Zindagi Kay as Sneha Bajaj, and Sangam as Ganga Sharma. For Kasauti Zindagi Kay, she has received 3 awards as well.

First Film : 2000 Hindi musical drama film Akele Hum Akele Tum for her role as Tanu. It was her minor role.

Then, in 2003, she did a minor comic role in the film Kuch Naa Kaho for her role as Pooja.

Finally, in 2012, Jennifer got a main lead role in the film Love Kiya Aur Lag Gayi as Ria.


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Assange Lawyers File Swedish Court Appeal to End Arrest Warrant

Julian Assange's Swedish lawyers on Tuesday filed a court petition to withdraw an arrest warrant for the WikiLeaks founder who has spent two years at Ecuador's London embassy to avoid extradition to Sweden.
Assange faces allegations of sexual assault and rape in Sweden, which he denies. He says he fears Sweden could in turn extradite him to the United States to be tried for one of the largest leaks of classified information in U.S. history.

Thomas Olsson, one of Assange's lawyers, said the arrest warrant should be repealed because it cannot be enforced while Assange is in the embassy and the Swedish prosecutor had not considered the possibility of interrogating him in London. "In light of the significant impact this has on Assange's ability to move freely and to live a normal life, we think that it is unreasonable to uphold the decision," Olsson told Reuters.

"As I see it, the arguments for the unreasonableness of the situation are very strong, so we have very strong hopes that the court will change the decision." Ecuador, which has granted Assange political asylum, wants London to assure him safe passage to Quito. But Britain has surrounded the Ecuadorean embassy with police officers round the clock ready to detain him if he leaves it. The South American country said last week that talks with Britain over Assange were at an impasse.


Jun 14, 2014

Alia Bhatt Suffers calf Muscle injury, Walks on Crutches

Actress Alia Bhatt is walking on crutches these days due to a calf muscle injury, but that's not stopping her from promoting her forthcoming film "Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania".

"For all those asking, thank you my leg is much better!! It's a calf muscle injury... I will be back to normal in no time :D love you all," she tweeted Saturday.

The actress was spotted on crutches when she stepped out to take a metro ride with her "Humpty Sharma..." co-star Varun Dhawan here earlier this week.

Alia reportedly injured herself while shooting a song. Varun helped her get to the metro, but her photographs ended up leaving her fans worried, leading her to update them about her health.


Jun 13, 2014

Pawan Kalyan Tops Here, Rajinikanth Tops There

Pawan Kalyan is highest paid actor of Tollywood, according to Forbes India. The Power Star is charging Rs 23 crore for a film and Mahesh Babu is in second position with 21 crores. Coming to Kollywood, Rajinikanth is on top with 32 crores and is followed by Vijay and Surya with 22 crores and 20 crores respectively. Here is Forbes Highest paid actors list for Tollywood and Kollywood:

Tollywood highest paid actors and their remunerations:
1. Pawan Kalyan 23cr
2.Mahesh Babu 21cr
3. Ram Charan 18cr
4. AlluArjun 17cr
5. Jr NTR 15 cr

Kollywood highest paid actors and their remunerations:
Rajinikanth 32 cr
2. Vijay 22 cr
3. Surya 20 cr
4. Ajith 18 cr
5. Vikram 17 cr


Jun 12, 2014

Amala Paul married Vijay

Southern actress Amala Paul married Tamil filmmaker Vijay here Thursday in a traditional south Indian style wedding. The occasion was graced by many members of the Tamil film fraternity.While Amala was dressed in a red Kanjivaram sari, Vijay was draped in a sparkling white dhoti and shirt.

The couple will host a grand reception Thursday evening, for which Amala will be seen in designer Sabyasachi Mukherjee's creation. She will be decorated with jewels from Amrapali and Joy Lukas.

Industry members who attended the wedding and blessed the couple included Mani Ratnam, Jagapathi Babu, Vikram, Arya, Bala, Jeyam Raja, Abbas, Krish, Sangeetha Krish and Samuthirakani.

Vijay and Amala recently got engaged in Kerala in a church. They fell in love on sets of Tamil film "Deiva Thirumagal" and have been dating for nearly three years.


Jun 8, 2014

Indian Pacer Mohammed Shami Married His Model Girlfriend Haseen Jahan

Indian pacer Mohammed Shami married his model girlfriend Haseen Jahan at a private ceremony in Moradabad on 6 June, 2014. 

Mohammed Shami weds Kolkata Girl, Dad Says Lady Luck Will Smile in England

Mohammed Shami has married his model girl-friend Hasin Jahan at a private ceremony in Moradabad on Friday. The 24-year-old Shami, who lives in Kolkata and plays Ranji Trophy for Bengal, met Hasin at an Indian Premier League event a couple of years ago. Like many international sportspersons, Shami too took a liking for models. Speaking to sports.ndtv.com, Shami's father Tauseef Ahmed said the Nikkah was at 4 pm and the reception was at 7 in the evening. It was a family affair and some close friends were invited. "We didn't invite Shami's Indian teammates as we were not sure about their schedule. The family will plan a reception either in Kolkata or Delhi depending on when the players are available," said Ahmed.

Hasin is an ex-model, informed Ahmed. "Now she will be a housewife and support Shami in his playing career. That's what we want as parents," he added. Shami's phone was busy throughout Saturday and he was not available for reactions. He is expected to be back to cricket after June 13 when his only sister gets married. "Shami is the middle one of my three sons. He has done well in cricket and as a dad what else can we want?" said Ahmed. Playing for Delhi Daredevils this season, Shami did not set the IPL on fire but his father is not worried about his son's bowling form. "So many world-class bowlers were treated with disdain. I don't think Shami's performance was all that bad when the entire team failed," said Ahmed.

Shami has been rested for the three ODIs versus Bangladesh later this month. He will be part of the attack on the long tour of England starting July. Known for his reverse swing, Shami has played six Tests so far, bagging 27 wickets with a best of 5/47 against the West Indies at Eden Gardens in November 2013. "Playing for India is very important for Shami. He has done well on the tours of South Africa and New Zealand and should do well in England too," said Ahmed. Lady Luck should also bless the Bengal seamer, who has also played 29 ODIs for India, taking 50 wickets with best figures of 4 for 50 against New Zealand in Napier in January this year.


Actress Amala Paul – Director Vijay Engagement Photos

Vijay and Amala Paul Engagement Photos 

Amala Paul and director Vijay’s engagement took place in Aluva in Kochi, Kerala today, 7th June. The couple exchanged the rings as per the Christian customs. Amala Paul was seen sporting a custom-made white wedding gown while Vijay donned a formal.


Jun 7, 2014

Alia Bhatt's Pataka Tattoo Secret

Alia Bhatt's Pataka tattoo secret revealed!

Bollywood actor Alia Bhatt who is a very busy girl these days has finally disclosed the secret behind the 'Pataka' tattoo that she got inked on the nape of her neck. Alia who is currently shooting for her upcoming film with Varun Dhawan named Humpty Sharma ki Dulhaniya, was spotted sporting the tattoo since a few months.

All talks of her tattoo went in the direction of her then upcoming film 'Highway', since the film has a song titled 'Pataka guddi' in it. Now Alia has put all speculations to rest and revealed that the tattoo is to commemorate the 'Pataka' Punjabi girl's character that she will be playing in  Humpty Sharma ki Dulhaniya. Alia apparently feels that having the tattoo makes her feel more connected to the character and personality of her role.

Humpty Sharma ki Dulhaniya, directed by Shashank Khaitan, seems to be a joyride of laughter, fun, emotions, drama and some action a la a typical Bollywood potboiler. The film, releasing July 11, features Alia and Varun in truly 'desi' avatars.


├Łes, Genelia is Pregnant'

Riteish Deshmukh recently confirmed that his wife Genelia D'Souza is pregnant. In an interview with The Times of India, Ritesih said "Yes, she is (pregnant)and we are looking forward to the baby and are very excited about it." 


Jun 5, 2014

Yuvraj Singh's father Yograj diagnosed with vocal chord cancer

Yuvraj Singh's father Yograj diagnosed with vocal chord cancer, undergoing treatment in US

After India's batting star Yuvraj Singh recuperated from cancer, his father and former Test cricketer Yograj Singh has been reportedly diagnosed with cancer. According to a report in the Indian Express, he is learnt be undergoing treatment in a hospital in New York, after a surgery to remove a tumour in his vocal chords.

It is learnt that Yograj had been diagnosed with the cancer a few months back, but was advised to go to US after his voice choked and he developed breathlessness.

During the 2011 World Cup, Yuvraj had played a pivotal role in India's victorious campaign. His astounding all-round performance during the quadrennial event earned him the 'Player of the Series' award. However, the aggressive southpaw was diagnosed with a cancerous tumour in his left lung and underwent chemotherapy in US. 


Jun 4, 2014

South Actors Events

Andrea performed at an awards function in Chennai last week

Kamal and Gauthami attended a screening of Soundarya Rajnikanth’s ‘Kochadaiiyaan’.

Something Manoj has said has Swathi in splits at a ‘Karthikeya’ event.

Tollywood gal Sanjjanaa goes traditional to open a salon in Hyderabad.

Swathi has a secret for Nikhil at a promo for their upcoming film ‘Karthikeya’.

Vijay made a condolence visit to the home of Major Mukund Varadarajan, who was killed on duty in Kashmir. He spent some time with the officer’s daughter and also took a selfie.

What could they be discussing? Who to put on the guest list? Vijay and Amala called a press conference to announce their wedding plans. The function is set for June 12.


Jun 2, 2014

Farah Khan and Shirish Kunder's Kids Photos

Farah Khan and Shirish Kunder's Kids Czar, Diva and Anya Photos