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“Let’s begin with news on Alia Bhatt and Ranbir Kapoor, who have announced the name of their baby girl, Raha. Alia took to Instagram to share a photo of herself, Ranbir and Raha with a jersey in the background with the name Raha on it.
Alia credited Raha’s grandmother Neetu Kapoor with coming up with the name.
Alia also explained the meaning of the name and wrote, “Raha, in its purest form means divine path, in Swahili she is Joy, In Sanskrit, Raha is a clan, In Bangla – rest, comfort, relief, in Arabic peace, it also means happiness, freedom & bliss.””
“Director Amar Kaushik’s latest horror comedy Bhediya is all set to release in theatres today. The makers organised a special screening of the Varun Dhawan and Kriti Sanon-starrer in Mumbai yesterday. From Janhvi Kapoor, Sonakshi Sinha, and Yami Gautam to Shahid Kapoor, Rajkummar Rao, and Zayed Khan, the red carpet dazzled with stars turning up in large numbers.
Bhediya revolves around the life of a man, who gets bitten by a werewolf and turns into one every full moon night. The movie belongs to a shared universe of films overseen by producer Dinesh Vijan that includes Stree and Roohi.
“In other news,
Shah Rukh Khan and Malaika Arora danced on top of a train for the Dil Se song “Chaiyya Chaiyya” over 24 years ago. The song is still considered one of the most iconic dance numbers in Hindi film history. In a recent chat, Malaika recalled shooting the song
In a chat with Bollywood Bubble, Malaika recalled that they were the only two people who were not harnessed but then Shah Rukh insisted that Malaika should be harnessed. “He insisted I should be harnessed because he was worried that I might fly off the train.”
She then explained that it wouldn’t have been possible to dance with a harness on one part of her body so they decided against it. “
“Richa Chadha’s now deleted controversial tweet that allegedly read “Galwan says Hi” has upset actor Akshay Kumar. Akshay posted a screenshot of Richa’s tweet and shared his opinion.
He wrote, “Hurts to see this. Nothing ever should make us ungrateful towards our armed forces
Richa Chadha’s tweet caused a lot of furore on social media on Thursday. Richa later deleted the tweet and issued an apology. Her apology on social media read, “Even though it can never be my intention in the least if the 3 words which are being dragged into a controversy have offended or hurt anyone, I apologise and also say that it would sadden me if even unintentionally my words have triggered this feeling”
“Manufactured hate never triumphs over genuine love, and Hansal Mehta knows it. The filmmaker, who has been working in the industry for three decades, feels Bollywood is currently going through a “transitory” phase where it is battling virtual hate but nothing that it can’t emerge stronger out of.
Speaking of the anti-Bollywood rhetoric on social media, the filmmaker told indianexpress.com, “It is disturbing, to say the least. The kind of stuff that is written on social media, some of it even surreptitiously and otherwise, with the endorsement of some of our colleagues. It is disturbing but I do also feel that a lot of it is also social media, very manufactured.””
“The makers of Kartik Aaryan and Alaya F’s Freddy released a second teaser of the film on Thursday. In the 30-second teaser, Dr Freddy Ginwala, played by Kartik is shown in a dangerous light, and there are visuals of bloodshed, violence, and perhaps even murder.
It is implied in the teaser that Freddy and Kainaaz, played by Alaya are a devoted couple who hope to wed one day. Kainaaz, however, is already married to an abusive man. Bloodshed, firearms, and violence are featured in the teaser, and at one point, Freddy is seen in his dangerous form while Kainaaz is tied to his dental chair.
Freddy will release on December 2″
“Actor Shefali Shah took to social media to share a teaser of her upcoming film Three of Us, also starring Jaideep Ahlawat and Swanand Kirkire in the lead roles.
The teaser offers a glimpse of Three of Us and it seems like it is a film about love and longing. Jaideep’s character, in the voice-over, talks about unfulfilled love as we see the three characters in some sort of a love triangle.
Shefali Shah captioned the teaser, “And here is just a small part of the magic that this film is. THREE OF US.”
Directed by Avinash Arun, Three of Us will be screened in the Indian Panorama section at the ongoing International Film Festival of India in Goa.”
“Bollywood actor Aamir Khan was recently snapped outside the Mumbai airport with his ex-wife Kiran Rao and son Azad Rao Khan. In the video shared by a paparazzo on Thursday, Aamir is seen posing for the cameras with Azad and Kiran. Aamir and Kiran, who got married in 2005, announced their separation in July last year.
Talking about his relationship with his ex-wife Kiran, Aamir told News18, “Kiran and I are family. But our relationship as husband and wife experienced a certain change and we wanted to respect the institution of marriage. However, we are always going to be by each other’s side.”
Aamir Khan was last seen in Laal Singh Chadha
“We end the bulletin with an update on the health of veteran actor Vikram Gokhale, 77, who has been critical, as he remains on ventilator support at the Deenanath Mangeshkar hospital.
According to the official bulletin, doctors treating the actor held a meeting with his family members and the actor’s wife, Vrishali Gokhale, issued a handwritten statement to the media. It read, “Mr Vikram Gokhale has been critical for the last 24 hours. Doctors have been trying their best. He is not responding to the treatment as expected. He has suffered multiple organ failure.”
Gokhale, who started his journey on the Marathi stage, went on to make his mark in a slew of Hindi and Marathi films”
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