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The unwatchable Xpose, where Irrfan tries saving the show

Himesh Reshammiya and Yo Yo Honey Singh’s The Xpose (2014) had a surprise package in Irrfan. And the only thing that got us through this 113 minutes of torture.

The first thing that comes to mind when the words ‘The Xpose’ are uttered, is the song Ice Cream Khaungi, Kashmir Jaungi. And like the whole of this 113-minute film – which is a film about films and the movie industry – the lyrics make no sense. Several questions through this unputdownable plate of desi Chinese were left unanswered. Like for example, if Himesh Reshammiya’s character Ravi Kumar suffered a kidney problem – he did give us a hint when he said, “Tumhare sharir mein utna khoon nahin jitna Ravi Kumar ekbaar mein moot deta hai.” Or why Yo Yo Honey Singh’s character KD, a name and profession clearly borrowed from RD (Burman), rapped in the 60s? Or why he was sporting the Sadhna haircut when the women in the film.

 

Paresh Rawal’s son Aditya on Anurag Kashyap’s Bamfaad: Glad to be part of the thrilling film

Veteran actor Paresh Rawal’s son Aditya is set to make his acting debut with ZEE5 original film Bamfaad. The movie, directed by debutant filmmaker Ranjan Chandel, will also mark the digital debut of Arjun Reddy star Shalini Pandey.

According to the official logline, the Hindi film, based in Allahabad, is set in a romantic volatile backdrop which will bring out an unusual yet raw and edgy love story on the screen.

Aditya, who is playing the male lead Nasir Jamal, said he is happy that he got the chance to enter the film industry with such a thrilling story.

“I am glad that I got the chance to be a part of such a thrilling film. Though the driving force of the film is the love story, it has many more layers to it. I want to make my own mark as an actor in the industry, and it feels great to begin my journey by playing Nasir Jamal, a character that fascinated me ever since I read the script,” the newcomer said in a statement.

I hope that people watch the film in huge numbers on Zee5, and I am eager to hear their feedback,” he added.

Shalini described her character Neelam as bold and strong but said it was her vulnerability that resonated with her strongly.

“As an artist, I look forward to projects that challenge me and this project really pushed me and I learned a lot while playing this part. Bamfaad has a phenomenal storyline and it is getting the perfect exposure with a massive video streaming platform like ZEE5,” she said.

Bamfaad is presented by Anurag Kashyap, who shared the film’s poster on his Instagram account.

“Jahaan dil lagaana nahin asaan wahan aashiqi hogi bamfaad! Introducing Aditya Rawal as Nasir Jamal and Shalini Pandey as Neelam, directed by Ranjan Chandel. Premieres 10th April on @zee5premium#ZEE5Original (sic),” Anurag wrote in the caption.

Fan asks Shahid Kapoor about Kiara Advani, actor responds in Kabir Singh style: Kisne touch kiya?

Shahid Kapoor held a Q&A session on Instagram where a fan asked the actor to describe his Kabir Singh co-star Kiara Advani in one word. Shahid’s answer was noteworthy.

Remember the scene where Preeti Sikka was harassed during a Holi celebration in Sandeep Reddy Vanga’s Kabir Singh? Shahid Kapoor’s character, Kabir Singh came barging in and asked, “Kisne touch kiya usko…?” While the dialogue has been used in various memes since the release of the film, it seems like Shahid doesn’t want you to forget it and move on.

Shahid recently held a Q&A session for his fans on Instagram. In the session, the Kabir Singh actor was asked to describe his co-star Kiara Advani in one word.

Shahid shared his answer on his Instagram story along with the fan’s question, saying, “Kisne touch kiya…?

The dialogue found its way into the meme universe in October last year, when a netizen wrote ‘Preeti’ on his mobile charger and shared the photo on Twitter saying, “Ab koi mera charger touch nahi karega.”

The meme was noticed by Kiara and she responded saying, “Hahaha, one of the best ones,” in her Insta story back then.

The ‘kisne touch kiya’ dialogue has also become a new viral meme at the time when India, along with the world at large, is fighting against the novel coronavirus, by giving social distancing a new meaning.

In the film, Shahid essayed the role of Kabir Singh, a medical student with significant anger management issues, who falls in love with Preeti Sikka, his college junior. Preeti’s character was essayed by Kiara Advani. Despite receiving negative reviews from critics, Kabir Singh enjoys a massive fan-following.

On the work front, Shahid Kapoor will be seen in the upcoming film Jersey, although the shoot of the film has been halted as of now due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Kiara Advani recently appeared on the Netflix show Guilty and now has films like Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2 and Laxmmi Bomb in her kitty.

Sooryavanshi retreats, Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson don’t want this Corona

The not-so-coveted COVID-19 is wreaking havoc and social distancing is the buzzword RN. So, stock up, stay in, stream on. And read on, please.

The world calls quarantine what we, introverts, call a Friday night. But it’s still better to be safe than sorry, right? As the density around most office floors thins out like that at the Congress headquarters, we go to bed with the news of Harvey Weinstein being sentenced to (another) 23 years and wake up to Tom Hanks and wife Rita Wilson being tested positive of coronavirus. Now Forrest Gump has run through another historical event!

There were plenty of shockers thrown at us this week, TBH. For instance, Milind Soman revealing he was part of the RSS shakha as a young boy. But Milind in shorts, running, doing yoga, now where have we seen that before? Oh, yes. Shivaji Park, Dadar! Or Baaghi 3 minting Rs 90.67 crore in 7 days, despite the corona scare!

But while we Baaghi-ed against coronavirus last week, Veer Sooryavanshi cop is playing retreat, postponing its release date indefinitely. This comes almost simultaneously with Delhi government’s announcement of shutting down theatres, schools and colleges, with Maharashtra following suit, to contain the spread of the not-so-coveted COVID-19. But class is not dismissed for Angrezi Medium, Irrfan will see you today. And on March 31 again, when theatres reopen.

So, social distancing is the buzzword RN. Stock up, stay in, stream on. And the good ol’ OTT can help you there. Karisma Kapoor debuts on Zee5 with Mentalhood while Sumukhi Suresh returns with the second season of Pushpavalli on Amazon Prime Videos. There’s plenty more, scroll down, will you?

Since you’re not stepping out of the house, this is also a good time to reorganise your wardrobe. Put away the winter stuff and get summer-ready. And whenever you get to get out of this quarantine, channel your inner Piku aka Deepika Padukone. We have some tips.

Till then, brew yourself a garma-garam chai ki pyali! And don’t forget to surrrrr on the cup. Aise darr darr ke kya hi jeena?

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WHAT’S TRENDING

Coronavirus. We repeat. And we are not sure for how long. There has been absolutely nothing that the world has been discussing at the moment apart from the novel outbreak. The scenario, in fact, has gone from bad to worse, especially after the World Health Organisation declared the outbreak a pandemic on Wednesday. India confirmed its first coronavirus death on Thursday. Markets have crashed. Schools and colleges in Uttar Pradesh are closed. Offices are almost empty.

Saand ki Aankh: Bhumi Pednekar, Taapsee Pannu’s film exempted from taxes in Uttar Pradesh ahead of release on 25 October

The Uttar Pradesh cabinet on Tuesday decided to exempt tax on Bollywood film Saand ki Aankh based on the life struggles of sharpshooters Chandro and Prakashi Tomar in the state.

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Directed by Tushar Hiranandani, the film is based on the lives of octogenarian sharpshooters and stars Bhumi Pednekar and Taapsee Pannu in lead roles. The film is based on women empowerment and sports promotion and is already exempted from taxes in Rajasthan, reports Economic Times

Briefing media persons, senior minister and spokesman of the state government Srikant Sharma said the cabinet gave its nod for exempting GST from the Hindi feature film Saand Ki Aankh shot extensively in the state.

The film on the life of world’s oldest sharpshooters Chandro Tomar (87) and Prakashi Tomar (82), who learnt the sport at an advanced age and went on to win medals in competitions, inspires women towards sports and gives a message to society regarding women empowerment and gender equality, he said.

The film is being jointly produced by Anurag Kashyap and Nidhi Parmar. It will also mark the directorial debut of writer Tushar Hiranandani, who has penned the dialogues of Main Tera Hero, Ek Villain, and Half Girlfriend.

Apart from Taapsee and Bhumi, Saand Ki Aankh also features director Prakash Jha and Mukkabaaz actor Viineet Singh in pivotal roles. Set in the hinterlands of Uttar Pradesh, the film went on floors in Meerut in February. Originally titled Womaniya, the film was renamed Saand Ki Aankh, following a title rights dispute.

It is slated to release this Diwali, along with Farhad Samji’s ensemble comedy Housefull 4 and Rajkumar Rao’s Made in China.

Sooryavanshi: Katrina Kaif shares Akshay Kumar’s glimpse from the film and we cannot wait for more!

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Akshay Kumar and Katrina Kaif-starrer Sooryavanshi is going to be one of the most anticipated films of 2020. The cop actioner directed by Rohit Shetty is his third venture from the cop-verse with a new lead. Hitherto, Ajay Devgn and Ranveer Singh had been a part of Rohit Shetty’s cop verse. The first look of Akshay Kumar’s Veer Sooryavanshi was revealed in Rohit Shetty’s last outing that is Simmba. And now, Sooryavanshi’s leading lady Katrina Kaif gave us a glimpse from the sets which is enough to raise the excitement.

On the occasion of Dusshera, Katrina Kaif took to her Instagram handle and shared a photograph of Akshay’s uniform. It was a pic of the name tag with ‘Veer Sooryavanshi’ written on it pinned to the uniform. We all know that Akshay plays the character called Veer Sooryavanshi in the film. Katrina captioned the image that said,

Talking about the film, Rohit Shetty is planning an EPIC climax for the movie which will see Singham, Simmba and Sooryavanshi together. As per Pune Mirror, a source close to the film said, “It will a grand finale with Singham, Simmba and Sooryavanshi teaming up to fight a larger-than-life situation. Rohit and his writers have been working on the climax for months and have finally cracked a scenario which does justice to the three super cops.” Ranveer Singh flew to Hyderabad to shoot for the same after wrapping up ’83. For more scoops and updates, stay tuned to BollywoodLife.

Bigg Boss 13: Salman Khan to launch the show at Andheri metro station

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Bigg Boss 13 has created a lot of buzz since it’s announcement and is the most awaited show of the year. This season is going to be different from all the other seasons. There are a lot of changes in the format of the show this time and as usual, the fans are all excited for the show. Salman Khan is all set to host this new season and will also host the launch event of the show. The event will take place at a metro station in Mumbai. For the unversed, this season the Bigg Boss house will be in Mumbai and not in Lonavla.

The launch event of the show will happen on September 23, at the Andheri metro station. Well, this is exciting news for Bigg Boss fans who are eagerly waiting to watch the premiere episode of the show on September 29. As reported earlier, this year only the celebrities will be seen in the house and with this many big names had come forward who will be a part of the show this year. However, in the recent promos released there two names which are confirmed for being locked inside the Bigg Boss house. In one of the promos we see ex-contestants Kamya Punjabi and Vikas Gupta introduce the Aagyakari Bahu of television and it is none other than Devoleena Bhattacharjee. Those the makers have not revealed the face, we can easily make out that it is none other than our Gopi Bahu aka Devoleena. In another promo we see Siddharth Shukla being introduced.

This year Bigg Boss will be even more special as the contestants will reach the finale in just four weeks as announced by Salman Khan in one of the promos. We wonder what twist is this and what other challenges will the contestants face. As per the reports, Bigg Boss 13 will also have a female host with Salman Khan. A reliable source informed us, “Salman felt that to add freshness to this year’s season, the makers should get a female co-host. Apparently, Salman might take a backseat and give his female co-host more exposure so that she can bring newness to the show. Nothing is concrete as of now, these are mere ongoing conversations.

People’s Choice Awards 2019: Alia Bhatt nominated for Most Inspiring Asian Woman

In this year’s People’s Choice Awards Alia Bhatt has been nominated for Most Inspiring Asian Woman. Even Priyanka Chopra is being nominated for being the Best Dressed.

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Bollywood actress Alia Bhatt has always received appreciation for her powerful performances and seems like there is no stopping for her. The nomination list of The E! People’s Choice Awards 2019 is out and Alia Bhatt has been nominated for The Most Inspiring Asian Woman of 2019, amongst 7 other nominees. The 26-year-old actress is the only Indian to have been nominated in the category.

Alia shares her nomination with Thai model Chutimon Chuengcharoensukying, South Korean singer CL, South Korean actress Jung Yu-mi and Praya Lundberg, Raline Shah, Yuna and Zhou Dongyu. The voting for the category is open online and will run on till October 18. The winner will be announced on November 10 when the award show takes place.

After making her big debut with Karan Johar’s directorial Student of The Year, Alia has given several hits. Highway, Raazi, 2 States, Gully Boy, Dear Zindagi and Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhaniya, have been her hit projects over the years. On work front Alia’s kitty is full with some big projects. In 2020, Alia will be seen in 3 big films – Sadak 2 directed by Mahesh Bhatt, Brahmastra alongside Ranbir Kapoor and SS Rajamouli’s RRR.

Interestingly our Desi Girl, Priyanka Chopra is also nominated in People’s Choice Award this year for being the Best Dressed. Not just that, PeeCee has made us proud already and won two awards at the Award function. Priyanka Chopra won the Favorite Actress in a New TV Series in 2016 and in the following year the 37-year-old actress won the Favorite Dramatic TV Actress award for playing the role of FBI agent Alex Parrish in the American drama series Quantico. She is the only Indian to have won a People’s Choice Award.

Saaho actress Shraddha Kapoor has upped her fashion game and how!

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We are here just gushing at Shraddha Kapoor’s style file for Saaho promotions. From it scintillating silhouettes to edgy cuts, the actress is sporting them all. Made on a huge budget, Saaho is slated to be released on August 30 worldwide in Telugu, Tamil, Hindi and Malayalam.

And the D-day is nearing for Prabhas’ Saaho! After the blockbuster success of Baahubali: The Conclusion, Rebel Star from the South is arriving on the silver screen after more than two years with the multi-lingual quintessential venture and fans couldn’t be more thrilled. Seemingly, Saaho has it all – action, thrills, high-octane chase sequences. That and a sparkling chemistry between Prabhas and Shraddha Kapoor who will be seen opposite the superstar in the film. If the trailer and songs are any proof, the pair is going to light up the big screens with their on-screen partnership.

But while there is some time before that happens, we are here just gushing at Shraddha Kapoor’s style file for Saaho promotions. From scintillating silhouettes to edgy cuts, the actress is sporting them all. Don’t believe us? Check it out here.

See what we see? The film also marks the Telugu debut of Shraddha who found learning a new language, both challenging and exciting. She had said, “Speaking a language I didn’t know was tough but doable. But there were nights when I’d be awake, learning my lines, understanding what I was saying and then sitting with Sujeeth (director) to rehearse them before a shot. A coach also came home to help me get the dialect right.”

Saaho is touted to be India’s biggest action film and stars Prabhas and Shraddha Kapoor in lead roles. Directed by Sujeeth, Saaho has an ensemble cast with names like Jackie Shroff, Chunky Pandey, Mandira Bedi, Evelyn Sharma, Arun Vijay and Lal.

Made on a huge budget, Saaho is slated to be released on August 30 worldwide in Telugu, Tamil, Hindi and Malayalam. Stay tuned to BollywoodLife for all the latest updates from the world of entertainment!

Janhvi Kapoor’s belly dance to the tunes of Akh Lad Jaave is unmissable – watch VIRAL video

Janhvi Kapoor is in Georgia shooting for Gunjan Saxena biopic, Kargil Girl. The actress’ trainer Namrata shared a video in which we can see Janhvi belly dancing to the tunes of Akh Lad Jaave from Loveyatri.

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Janhvi Kapoor is currently the talk of the town for the kind of films she has in her kitty. Every other day we see Janhvi either stepping into gym or pilates class and there’s no doubt that she is a huge fitness freak. So much so that many have taken up gymming and yoga after being inspired by the Dhadak actress. Janhvi who recently wrapped up shooting for her next horror-comedy Roohi Afza is extremely busy with a number of films in the pipeline.

Janhvi Kapoor is in Georgia, shooting for the biopic of an Indian Air Force pilot Gunjan Saxena, titled Kargil Girl. The actress and her trainer, celebrity fitness expert Namrata Purohit have become thick as thieves. And it seems like Namrata is missing her buddy who is shooting miles away from her. The trainer took to social media and shared a video of the actress and herself grooving to the tunes of Akh Lad Jaave from the Aayush Sharma and Warina Hussain-starrer LoveYatri. The video is going viral as we speak.

Coming back to Janhvi’s film Roohi Afza, the film also stars Rajkummar Rao, Varun Sharma, Pankaj Tripathi, Ronit Roy, Seema Pahwa and Aamna Sharif in key roles. The horror-comedy revolves around the spirit of a man who abducts brides on their honeymoons. Hardik Mehta will make his Bollywood debut as a director with the film which is produced by Dinesh Vijan and Mrighdeep Singh Lamba.

Apart from Roohi Afza, Janhvi also has a handful of films lined up. She has an ensemble cast film, Takht which also stars Ranveer Singh, Kareena Kapoor Khan, Alia Bhatt, Vicky Kaushal, Bhumi Pednekar and Anil Kapoor. Janhvi also has Dostana 2 alongside Kartik Aaryan.

Anyway, what do you think about Janhvi Kapoor’s belly dance? Let us know by tweeting to us @bollywood_life and for more scoops and updates from the world of entertainment, stay tuned.