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Divya Khosla Kumar to catwalk at menswear show

New Delhi, April 6 (IANS) Actress-director Divya Khosla Kumar has been roped in to walk the ramp for designer Parul J. Maurya, who will showcase a menswear line at Vaunt International Fashioner Week.
The show, to be held at The Umrao Hotel here on Saturday, will see Divya flaunting a special outfit made for her as Maurya's collection is for men.
"I am excited to walk the ramp for Parul J Maurya who is showcasing her menswear collection at Vaunt International Fashioner Week. I am so excited for the event and looking forward to being a part of it," Divya said in a statement.
The designer will showcase 'Traveller', which signifies the new era of menswear and is for the modern age man who loves travelling, exploring, who is playful and free-spirited.
Inspired by the boho-traveller, the collection comprises of cotton drapes, Indo-western bomber jackets, sleek printed tuxedos, and knitted hoodies.

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Peyton calls Dwayne Johnson 'biggest movie star'

Los Angeles, April 9 (IANS) Director Brad Peyton says he loves to work on emotional action stories, especially if they are with the "biggest movie star" Dwayne Johnson.Peyton has helmed movies like "Journey 2: The Mysterious Island" and "San..

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Actor Zain Khan turns RJ

Mumbai, April 9 (IANS) Actor Zain Khan Durrani, who was seen playing the role of a radio jockey in his debut film "Kuchh Bheege Alfaaz", will foray into the profession in real life as well for the second season of radio show "Lamhe"."Lamhe with..

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Baldwin returns to SNL with Trump impression

Los Angeles, April 9 (IANS) Actor Alec Baldwin made his return to "Saturday Night Live" (SNL) last week for the first time since US President Donald Trump on Twitter last month took aim at the actor's impression of himself.Baldwin portrayed..

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May jealousy, negativity fade away, says Salman Khan's sister

Mumbai, April 9 (IANS) Bollywood star Salman Khan's sister Arpita Khan Sharma on Monday posted an emotional message in support of her "bhai", saying she hopes the "negativity" of those who can't handle his success fades away.
Arpita, who was adopted into the Khan family, and Alvira accompanied Salman to the Jodhpur court last week when he was convicted of killing two blackbucks near Kankani village almost two decades ago during the shooting of "Hum Saath Saath Hain".
His co-stars Saif Ali Khan, Sonali Bendre, Tabu and Neelam were co-accused, but they were acquitted. Salman spent two nights in prison, and is now on out on bail.
In a Twitter post accompanied by a photograph of Salman, Arpita wrote: "My strength, my weakness, my pride, my joy, my life, my world. God's child. God bless all the people that can't handle you or your success, I wish only positivity and happiness for you.
"May all the jealousy and negativity fade away. I pray you shine even brighter than you are and blind everyone with your success and good deeds. Love you Bhai."
Salman is very close to Arpita, who is married to Aayush Sharma -- to be launched in Bollywood via the superstar's production "Loveratri" -- and has a son named Ahil.
In fact, when Salman emerged out of the Mumbai Airport after alighting from Jodhpur by a chartered flight, he had Ahil in his arms. The toddler was also a part of the family frame when Salman waved out to his sea of fans from his apartment's balcony on April 7.
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Don't know why I've had an urban image: Ali Fazal

Lucknow, April 9 (IANS) Actor Ali Fazal, who is busy working on Tigmanshu Dhulia's "Milan Talkies", set in Allahabad, wonders why he has had an "urban image" in people's mind.The Lucknow-born actor, who was in news last year for his..

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Jaya Bachchan turns 70, spends 'quiet' time with family

Mumbai, April 9 (IANS) Veteran Bollywood actress and politician Jaya Bachchan on Monday turned 70. She rang in her birthday with the love and togetherness of her family members.
Her husband and megastar Amitabh Bachchan posted about the midnight celebrations on his blog.
"At the stroke of the midnight hour, the greetings and wishes and calls and the feeding of sweetmeats; the gifting of love and togetherness and the welcoming of the lady on her 70th! She be wife and mother... and she be with her 'progress report'
"Feelings and love delivered... writings of occasion hand-written on card... the gratitude of the special day and spending the time with all about, reminiscing... Quiet... still and intimate... The best way to bring in a remembrance and the passage of time over the year gone by," Big B wrote.
He also shared a photograph of Jaya seated in the midst of their son Abhishek and daughter Shweta as they embrace the doting mother for a hug.
With films like "Guddi", "Abhimaan" and "Mili", the actress became synonymous to roles that exuded innocence. Then there were titles like "Silsila", "Chupke Chupke", "Koshish" and "Sholay", she displayed her range as an actor.
On the political front, she is a candidate of the Samajwadi Party.
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Liz Hurley slammed for wearing cleavage-baring dress with son

Los Angeles, April 9 (IANS) British actress Elizabeth Hurley faced flak from social media users for a revealing dress she wore in a post to mark her 16-year-old son Damians birthday.
In the photograph, 52-year-old Hurley is seen wearing an embellished dress with a deep plunging neckline, while her son wears a floral-print blazer.
"Happy Birthday to my little prince Damian Hurley. The light of my life for the last 16 years," she wrote.
Her fans and followers began debating whether her outfit was appropriate or not, with some blasting it was "embarrassing" and writing that she shouldn't "showcase her assets", reported Fox News.
"Creepy showing off at your son's birthday. Cover up you're a mum," said one social media user.
However, there were other fans who defended her.
"You look amazing. A lot of people are jealous," said one user, adding: "You and your son, please enjoy yourselves and live your lives. Don't worry about the naysayers. Best wishes."
Another said: "Damn haters! LOL! She worked hard for her physique, let her wear anything she wants. All you haters, go work on yourself, focus on yourself and no others! Such a shame how there are always haters."
While Hurley's cricket star ex Shane Warne wrote: "Happy birthday D man, hope EH is spoiling you !
Damian is also an actor and model. He is Hurley and American businessman Steve Bing's son.
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Anubhav Sinha casts ensemble of 12 actors for next

New Delhi, April 9 (IANS) Bollywood director Anubhav Sinha is bringing together 12 well-known names together for his next film "Abhi To Party Shuru Hui Hai", backed by Sony Pictures Networks Productions (SPNP).The cast includes Saurabh Shukla,..

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'The Bell Jar' an important story to tell: Dakota Fanning

Los Angeles, April 9 (IANS) Actress Dakota Fanning says "The Bell Jar" is an important story to tell. She is confident the movie will surprise people.Fanning, 24, will essay Esther Greenwood and her battle with depression in Kirsten Dunst's..

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Will not take liberty with film subject: Shoojit Sircar

Mumbai, April 9 (IANS) Filmmaker Shoojit Sircar, who will be venturing into period drama with biopic based on revolutionary Udham Singh, said that he will not take liberty with the subject until he can authenticate it."I will take the liberty..

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Rick Astley surprised by Foo Fighters duet

London, April 9 (IANS) Singer Rick Astley still has "no idea" why he was invited to perform with rock band Foo Fighters at a fest in Japan last year.The 1980s' pop legend was invited by the group's frontman Dave Grohl to join them onstage at..

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Similarity between theatre and politics, says Fadnavis

Mumbai, April 9 (IANS) Politics and theatre have a similar nature with the common people's involvement a major part in both, Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis said on Sunday."A theatre is a place where all the sentiments of the..

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India gets its 'next superstars'

Mumbai, April 8 (IANS) Aman Gandotra and Natasha Bharadwaj have emerged as the winners of "India's Next Superstars", a show judged by filmmakers Karan Johar and Rohit Shetty.The winners will make their Bollywood debut in a collaboration between..

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KJo emotional as new 'students' get set for 'SOTY 2'

Mumbai, April 8 (IANS) As the shoot of "Student Of The Year 2" gets set to begin on Monday, producer Karan Johar says the original 2012 film will always be special to him."Walked into the old Dharma Productions office in Bandra! Got all..

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I'll make you guys proud: Mahesh Babu tells fans

Hyderabad, April 8 (IANS) Southern star Mahesh Babu has assured fans he will make them proud with his next Telugu release "Bharat Ane Nenu".A pre-release fan event called Bharat Bhairanga Sabha was held Saturday evening. Overwhelmed by the..

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Nikkhil Advani bereaved

Mumbai, April 8 (IANS) Filmmaker Nikkhil Advani was consoled by film fraternity members like Karan Johar and Abhishek Bachchan at his mother's funeral here on Sunday.Advani's mother Rekha died on Saturday.Apart from Karan and Abhishek,..

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Dog care tips to beat the heat

New Delhi, April 8 (IANS) The scorching heat takes a toll not only on humans but on animals as well. If you own a dog or you can care for a street dog, save them from the heat by keeping them hydrated and don't serve them day old food in the..

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Netflix threatens to withhold films from Cannes fest

Los Angeles, April 8 (IANS) Online streaming giant Netflix has reportedly threatened not to bring any titles to the Cannes Film Festival after festival director Thierry Fremaux said he won't screen any films from the platform in competition.The..