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Bigg Boss 13 Day 19 Preview: Do or Die situation for the boys in the house as they get one last chance

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Bigg Boss 13 will soon see its first finale and the nominated male contestants get one last chance to be saved from the nominations. The Day 19 of Bigg Boss is going to be exciting as the boys will fight it out to be safe from getting eliminated. Here’s what you can expect from tonight’s episode.

Siddharth Shukla and Shehnaaz Gill are released from the jail

It is said that everything is fair in love and war and the contestants inside the Bigg Boss house swear by it. Spending a night in jail was no less than a nightmare for Shehnaz and Sidharth Shukla but they turned that into an entertainment-filled time. As the morning arrives, the contestants wake up to ‘Ainvayi Ainvayi Loot Gaya’ hinting that something interesting awaits. Rashami takes the quiet morning as an opportunity to have a conversation with Siddhartha Dey and Shefali Bagga about Devoleena’s behavior. Later, she also reveals the issues she had with Sidharth Shukla when they were shooting together. She adds that Shukla used to be very aggressive on the set and was known for throwing a lot of tantrums. She further states how people thought that he was biased towards female co-stars. Interrupting this intense conversation, Bigg Boss announces that Shehnaz and Sidharth Shukla can now be released from the jail.

He further announces a task that gives the opportunity to two of the nominated boys from this week’s eliminations. They are divided into two teams – Paras and Siddhartha Dey in one team and while Abu Malik and Asim Riaz in the second one. There are two walls placed in the garden area with one big hole in the center. Both the boys have to sit on either side of the wall holding their teammate’s hand through the hole. The girls of the house have all the liberties to ensure that one of them loses the grip.

After the first buzzer, the boys take their place and brace themselves for the task ahead. Sidharth Shukla is chosen as the ‘sanchalak’ of the task. The second buzzer rings and the girls start pulling out all the possible tricks to get the boys who they don’t want to save, to give up. Shehnaz and Aarti target Siddhartha Dey and Paras, whereas Shefali, Devoleena and Rashami target Asim and Abu Malik. The girls let go of all their innocence and put on their evil masks to hopefully get their least favorites out of the way.

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.

Katrina Kaif on Salman Khan: He is a true friend, its a friendship that’s lasted 16 years

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It’s no news that Katrina Kaif an Salman Khan were once in a relationship. Yes, the two parted ways but they still remain friends. If anything, their bond has grown and become better over the many years that they have known each other. What else would you call their crackling chemistry whenever they come together, which was last in pal Ali Abbaz Zafar’s Bharat. Needless to say, Katrina Kaif and Salman Khan share an enviable bond and it translates whenever they are in the same frame together.

In fact, she recently opened up about their relationship at the India Today Conclave and called Salman a true friend. Not just that, when asked about the rumours of her patching things with the superstar after her subsequent break-up with Ranbir Kapoor, she said, “Its a friendship that’s lasted 16 years, he’s a true friend. He’s a solid person who is there for you when you need it. He may not be in touch with you all the time but he stands besides his friends.

It was a relationship, all relationships are a learning curve for all. It can get into your head, show you your fears, strengths, and it is also a beautiful experience. If it doesn’t work out, the takeaway is that you learn to look within, instead of blaming the other,” she added. Katrina also opened up about having a family of her own and said, “I’ve always wanted a family. and I believe in marriage and that family is above all. It is an unbreakable bond and the No 1 driving force in my life.”

Earlier, at the Hindustan Times Mint Asia Leadership Summit in Singapore, Katrina has divulged about their unshakable trust and had stated, “Salman has really had my back, and has been there for me as a friend and a support over the years, unfailingly and intuitively. There have been moments where I was going through a particularly rough time in my life; a struggle, and with no contact, all of a sudden, our paths would just cross, and he would be there.

On the work front, Katrina will next be seen in Sooryavanshi, wherein she is paired opposite Akshay Kumar. The couple returns to romance after a long time. Sooryavanshi is directed by Rohit Shetty, marking Katrina’s first collaboration with the blockbuster filmmaker. Meanwhile, Salman is coming with Dabangg. It is directed by Prabhudheva and will star Kannada superstar Sudeep as the villian this time. The film will also have Sonakshi Sinha again as Rajjo. The film is all set to hit the theatres on December 20.

 

1042! That’s the number of fans Valmiki actor Varun Tej posed with for photos while promoting the film

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Telugu actor Varun Tej will be next seen in Valmiki which is slated for release on September 20 worldwide. Directed by Harish Shankar, Varun will be seen playing a menacing gangster in the film. Ahead of the release, Varun Tej has kickstarted the promotions of the film in Hyderabad. And as part of the promotions, Varun Tej had a meet-and-greet session with few fans and posed for pictures too with them. And you won’t believe the count of the fans he met during the session. Varun Tej met 1042 fans during this photo session and posed patiently for each one of them for pictures. It is amazing how Varun Tej made sure that every fan got a picture with him and he greeted them warmly. Valmiki director Harish Shankar is all praise for Varun Tej for having enormous patience to do so. “This is phenomenal… apart from patience one should have love other wise this feet can’t be achieved kudos to
@IAmVarunTej for making more than 1000 fans happy !!!!” tweet Harish Shankar.

Valmiki is the Telugu remake of 2013 Tamil release Jigarthanda which was directed by Karthik Subbaraj. The trailer of Valmiki was dropped recently and we are convinced that the film will be a worthy watch. Varun Tej plays an untamed gangster who is looking for recognition through his power to fight. Atharvaa plays an aspiring filmmaker who wishes to make a film based on a gangster who turns to non-violence after seeking redemption. Atharvaa meets Varun Tej to take references and their lives cross paths. Varun Tej’s look and act as a menacing gangster is mind-blowing and the actor is breaking shackles in choosing scripts for his films these days. Atharvaa looks impressive in debut in Telugu cinema and looks like doors will open for this young actor. Pooja Hegde plays Varun’s love interest and the Aravindha Sametha actress looks stunningly gorgeous in her role. Mrinalini Ravi, another Tamil artist, makes her debut and looks cute in her part. Watch the trailer here ICYMI.

Demotivated by rejections in your life? Sunil Grover’s inspirational life story is what you need to read RN

Actor/comedian Sunil Grover has been a part of the entertainment industry for more than two decades. And it wouldn’t be wrong if we say that the 41-year-old actor has got the perfect comic timing on-screen. After the stupendous success of Bharat, Sunil is seeing a new high in his career and we hope he continues with his winning streak. But all that glitters is not gold, they say! Sunil Grover is currently in the happiest phase of his professional life but things were not the same when he just started out in the industry. The Bharat star recently opened up about his struggling days and we gotta admit the fact that Grover has worked hard to achieve what he has today.

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Baring his heart out to Humans Of Bombay, the actor went down the memory lane and revealed, “I’d only earn around Rs 500 a month. But I thought I’d be successful soon. Eventually, I realised that there were many like me, who were ‘superstars’ of their town & ‘strugglers’ here. Soon, I had no income and was given a harsh reality check.”

Sunil added that he was demotivated at one point of time but he kept focusing on doing good work. The actor/comedian refused to give up on his dreams, no matter what. Sunil Grover also shared an instance from his life when he was replaced in a TV show. “At the same time, I also started getting work in voiceovers. So when I’d be rejected from TV and films, I had a cushion to fall back upon – something that most didn’t have. I realised how fortunate I was and regained my strength bit by bit,” revealed Sunil.

Despite all the hurdles that came his way, Sunil finally found his calling in a Radio show which proved to be a turning point in his career. “Around that time, I got offered to do a radio show. It was only going to be aired in Delhi, but when that show went life, it went viral! They decided to air it across India! After that, I got work on radio, TV and films. Soon ‘Gutthi’ happened & in no time, became a household name! I remember I was called on a live show & when I went on stage, the audience was roaring for me! I turned to make sure there wasn’t anyone else, whom they were clapping for – but it was all for me,” added Sunil.

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.

 

EXCLUSIVE! Mohit Raina: I had huge crush on Dia Mirza after watching Rehna Hain Tere Dil Mein

R. Madhavan and Dia Mirza made their debut in Bollywood with Gautham Menon directorial romantic drama Rehnaa Hai Terre Dil Mein. Even after all these years, fans still root for the delightful mush-fest that the film was. Madhavan is still every girls heartbeat while the ever-charming Dia is still the crush of millions out there. Mohit Raina, who is set to make his digital debut alongside Dia Mirza in ZEE5 Original series Kaafir, admits that he too had developed a crush on the actress after watching her debut film.

In a freewheeling 15 minutes conversation about his very first web venture Kaafir, Mohit goes all blushy and smiling when we ask him about his co-star Dia. The Bollywood starlet mentioned to us that Mohit is like that child who seems silent on the exterior but is very naughty.

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Prodhim about the same and he reveals, “I was just finishing my college, or perhaps I had moved out I am not sure when Rehnaa Hai Tere Dil Mein had released. All of us had this huge crush on Reena Malhotra. We had beautiful Dia Mirza play Reena Malhotra in RHTDM. So when I was going to work with Dia, I was like, “i am gonna work with Dia Mirza!” I was in awe of her, which I still haven’t told her ever.”

It’s an open secret that the handsome hunk is a shy boy and thus, took longer to open up to his co-stars on the sets. “I am a little shy and very reserved person, so I took some time. In this case, I guess I took extra time. I wasn’t mischievous to the level that I did not play a prank on anybody,” he asserts.

For Mohit, working with Dia was the benchmark he thinks no other co-actor would be able to match up. “Phenomenal!” goes the Uri: The Surgical Strike actor, further adding, It has been “soulful, intense, amazing, I don’t think it will happen again with anybody. Working with Dia Mirza is the benchmark. Now that I have revealed the secret that I had a crush on her, yes, it was very fun!”

To think of it, we cannot really blame Mohit, don’t we all love to love Dia? Guessed so!

Kaafir premiers on ZEE5 on 15 June 2019! Stay tuned for more updates about the ZEE5 original series. In the meantime, stay tuned to entertainment with the latest collection of movies and series on ZEE5!

EXCLUSIVE! Here’s what really transpired at the Bharat screening where Salman Khan slapped a security guard

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Salman Khan’s Bharat is winning the hearts of the audience all over. The actor held a special screening for his industry friends last night at a hall in Lower Parel. The superstar looked dashing in black with a leather jacket. However, a sad incident happened at the premiere where Salman Khan ended up slapping a security guard after seeing the latter being rude to a kid. A video of this is circulating online. Salman Khan’s bodyguard Shera said the superstar acted out of instinct as he is very protective about children. BollywoodLife has got some exclusive dope about the matter.

A source informed us, “What happened was rather unfortunate. Salman Khan has given strict instructions to his team to be extra careful with kids and senior citizens. He makes sure no one behaves badly with them. There was a frenzy and some people got quite uncontrollable. When he saw what happened he got upset. The guard was a part of his team but now he has been removed. His team has strict instructions on how to behave with kids and seniors. This upset him instantly.” The video of Salman reprimanding the fan was clicked by a fan and shared to an entertainment portal. Given the craze around the superstar we can understand the need for strict security.

Bharat directed by Ali Abbas Zafar has hit the cinema halls today. The film is a remake of the Korean blockbuster, Ode To My Father. In the film, he plays a person who gets separated from his dad and sister during Partition. It tells his story and chronicles the history of the country. Bharat has been shot in five countries of India. It also stars Katrina Kaif, Sunil Grover, Disha Patani and Tabu. Stay tuned to BollywoodLife for more scoops and updates!

Kareena Kapoor Khan talks about working with Akshay Kumar, Ranveer Singh and Vicky Kaushal in 2019

Kareena Kapoor Khan, who returned to screen after her pregnancy through the blockbuster Veere Di Wedding, is quite busy shooting for upcoming films now.

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While speaking exclusively to Firstpost, Kareena shared how much she is excited to work with Akshay Kumar in Good News, “I think it’s great I think it’s wonderful to be working with Akshay again and in fact, it is such a lovely beautiful film. It’s actually a topical film and its done in a funny manner so I’m really looking forward to it. The movie is going to come up on the 6th of September”.

Apart from Good News, Kareena will join Karan Johar’s much talked about Takht later this year. “After Good News, we will start the journey of Takht. I’m really looking forward to work with Ranveer (Singh) and Vicky (Kaushal). I think both are brilliant actors who I think are in a great space in terms of performance. So I’m really looking forward to working with them”.

Apart from Kareena, Ranveer, and Vicky, Takht will also have Alia Bhatt, Anil Kapoor and Janhvi Kapoor in pivotal roles. Johar’s period drama, produced under his banner of Dharma Productions, is slated to release sometime in 2020.