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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.

Did you know Kiara Advani’s debut film was not MS Dhoni but THIS one?

Kiara Advani will be next seen in Akshay Kumar starrer Good News. The film also stars Kareena Kapoor Khan and Diljit Dosanjh in key roles

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Actress Kiara Advani is currently riding high on the humongous success of Kabir Singh, which is shattering records at the box office. The intense love story will soon enter the Rs 100 crore club and will become Shahid’s first solo film to achieve this feat. Everyone knows that Kiara Advani garnered critical acclaim and commercial success with MS Dhoni: The Untold Story but very few have an idea that it was not her debut.

Well, she made her silver screen appearance with Fugly, which was also the debut of Mohit Marwah, Arfi Lamba and boxer Vijender Singh. It also featured Jimmy Sheirgill in a lead role. It was directed by actor Kabir Sadanand and produced by superstar Akshay Kumar along with Ashvini Yardi. In fact, Akshay and Salman Khan had a cameo appearance in a song of the film. Despite a good promotion, the film failed to impress the audience and turned out to be a forgettable affair at the box office. But Kiara won our hearts with MS Dhoni, Lust Stories and Telugu blockbuster Bharat Ane Nenu.

On the work front, she will be next seen in Akshay Kumar starrer Good News. The film also stars Kareena Kapoor Khan and Diljit Dosanjh in key roles. The film is directed by Raj Mehta and is produced under the banner of Dharma Productions. It is scheduled to hit the screens on December 27. Post that, Kiara Advani will be seen in Akshay Kumar’s Laxxmi Bomb. The film revolves around the story of a cowardly man who gets possessed by the ghost of a transgender woman who takes revenge against the ones who destroyed her life. Directed by Kanchana series helmer Raghava Lawrence, Laxmmi Bomb releases on June 5, 2020.

It’s Expensive! Alia Bhatt flaunts a Gucci bag worth Rs 1.67 lakh at the airport

The airport has become the favourite spot for Bollywood celebrities to showcase their ‘fashion ka jalwa’. From Priyanka Chopra Jonas, Deepika Padukone, Alia Bhatt, Kangana Ranaut, Sonam Kapoor Ahuja to Shahid Kapoor, Ranbir Kapoor, Karan Johar, Ranveer Singh, Anushka Sharma, almost everyone from B-town is obsessed with getting their airport looks correct. And they are ready to do anything under the same to up their airport style game with every outing. That being said, celebrities don’t mind splurging heavily on shopping and always wish to be decked up from head to toe. Let’s take for instance – Alia Bhatt’s latest airport outing.

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After returning from Brahmastra’s Varanasi schedule, Alia left for New York with her boyfriend Ranbir Kapoor. The lovebirds were spotted twinning and winning in white at the airport. The Kapoor lad opted for white cargos and a military green t-shirt which he paired with a white shirt, sneakers and a cap. On the other hand, Alia wore white cargos and a white shirt that she paired with a pink top. The actress opted for a no-make up avatar and yet managed to look absolutely stunning.

However, we had our eyes on her Gucci limited edition bag. Goes without saying, the limited edition Gucci garden golden emboss bag that she had, can be heavy on anyone’s pockets. The price tag of Alia’s bag is 1,899 pounds which is Rs 1,67,342 when converted to Indian currency.

After spending time with Ranbir and his parents (Rishi Kapoor and Neetu Kapoor) in New York, the actress will resume shooting for Ayan Mukerji’s Brahmastra. The trilogy by Karan Johar also features Amitabh Bachchan, Nagarjuna, Dimple Kapadia and Mouni Roy.

Post-Brahmastra, she will be seen with Salman Khan in Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Inshallah. The actress will be romancing the Dabangg actor for the first time and people have huge expectations from this unusual love story. But that’s not all on Alia’s platter. The 26-year-old is also making her debut down South with RRR featuring Ajay Devgn, Jr NTR and Ram Charan. Last but not the least, Alia will be working on Karan Johar’s Takht as well. The multi-starrer has Anil Kapoor, Ranveer Singh, Kareena Kapoor Khan, Janhvi Kapoor, Vicky Kaushal and Bhumi Pednekar in key role.

 

 

Not Deepika Padukone, but Parineeti Chopra was supposed to be Shoojit Sircar’s Piku

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Did you know Parineeti Chopra was supposed to do Shoojit Sircar’s Piku, which released in 2015? Well, many of you were not aware of the same as us. The Namaste England herself revealed it when she made an appearance on Neha Dhupia’s chat show with her best friend and ace tennis player, Sania Mirza. In conversation with Neha, Pari revealed that she could have been Sircar’s Piku instead of Deepika Padukone in the film which also featured Irrfan Khan and Amitabh Bachchan. Pari went on to explain how things didn’t work in her favour saying, “I didn’t really turn down the film… there was confusion. I was going to do another film at the same time and then that film also didn’t happen, so it was my loss.”

Drifting apart from her professional front, Parineeti Chopra turned a love-guru on Neha’s show and gave some advice to her single co-stars in Bollywood- Aditya Roy Kapur and Sidharth Malhotra. Giving them a tip or two, Pari said, “I think both of them are not really in the space to commit right now so they should continue what they’re doing and when they’re ready, they should only have a permanent girlfriend. I know them, and I speak to them about these things.”

The 30-year-old added that one should not give in the peer-pressure and get married soon. And asserted that she would give the same advice to both Aditya and Sidharth. “I would say this to Sid and Adi also, do it when you’re ready. Don’t do it just because everybody else is,” said Parineeti.

When asked if she would give the same advice to her Namaste England co-star Arjun Kapoor, Parieenti quipped, ” I cannot tell Arjun anything. Woh apni life ka malik hai. Wo jo karta hai, he does it when he wants to do it.” Well, we hope Aditya and Sidharth are listening and Arjun doesn’t have to as he is apni life ka malik.

 

Rajeev Sen ‘can’t wait to put sindoor’ on Charu Asopa as he treats us to this romantic video from his haldi

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Sushmita Sen’s handsome brother Rajeev Sen is proving that he is every bit as romantic as his sister. He is marrying Charu Asopa in Goa’s Taj Exotica Resort located near the Benaulim Beach. Last evening, the sangeet function took place and the haldi also happened. While Rajeev kept it simple in a pink kurta and white pants, Charu opted for a yellow lehenga with floral jewellery. They have made a video, which proves that they are madly in love. Charu and Rajeev’s marriage will take place as per Bengali and Rajasthani customs. While the engagement was a Christian affair, the sangeet had Rajasthani dance with Sushmita shaking a leg. Charu is looking damn radiant in yellow. The couple met a few months back but their relationship became public only a few months back. Rajeev wrote on the video that he could not wait to put sindoor on Charu while she said she wanted that divine experience. Check out the pics and videos here..