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Box Office Report: 20th April 2017 : Box Office Reports

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REVEALED: Farhan Akhtar opens up about how his father’s marriage and separation with his mother affected him

Farhan Akhtar to host a show for National Geographic for environmental awareness news

He is multi-talented and has made his debut in almost every aspect of filmmaking, whether it is music or singing or acting. However, Farhan Akhtar was recently in news for his divorce with wife Adhuna Bhabani. The couple who has two kids decided to end their 16 year marriage last year and officially got a divorce this week.

On the other hand, Farhan’s father, popular lyricist Javed Akhtar and the celebrity’s mother Honey Irani too have been separated as the former went on to marry award winning actress Shabana Azmi. Farhan and Adhuna’s personal relationship has been in the spotlight of late but the couple has not only been cordial with each other but even their divorce has been quite amicable devoid of mud-slinging and blame-games.

Reportedly, Farhan Akhtar recently went on to add how his parents separation affected him as a child. The director-producer have rarely been vocal about it but this time he spoke candidly where he revealed that it did indeed affect him as a child. While he maintained that parents’ separation is always traumatic for kids, considering that he and Zoya were quite young, it wasn’t really bad.

What also proved lucky for the two of them, according to Farhan, was the smooth bond that they shared with their parents. He stated that as they grew up their whole-hearted conversations with their parents, made them believe that separation is better in the long-run if it gives happiness to them and everyone around.

Also asserting that Javed Akhtar has always been doting dad to them and was there whenever he needed them, Farhan described that her parents have always been friends even after all this and that after the initial hurt of separation, their relation has been ‘rejuvenated’. He also spoke about the close relation he shares with Shabana Azmi.

On the other hand, Javed Akhtar too voiced out similar thoughts wherein he maintained that his kids have grown up watching the mutual admiration that the writer shares with his former wife and their civilized relations was responsible to bring them up in a friendlier and better atmosphere.

He also added that he wasn’t a conventional father but shared a very communicative and democratic relationship with his kids but he also mentioned further that his children are very argumentative.

Ayushmann Khurrana and Parineeti Chopra to do a live concert for Meri Pyaari Bindu

Ayushmann Khurrana and Parineeti Chopra to do a live concert for Meri Pyaari Bindu

After her last venture Kill/Dil in 2014, Parineeti Chopra is all set to make a comeback yet again with a YRF venture. Meri Pyaari Bindu has the actress paired up with Ayushmann Khurrana for the first time and now we hear that the production house has decided to devise a new promotional strategy.

Considering that the two of them are singers and the duo will also be seen singing for the film, the makers decided to organize a musical concert of sorts in association with Hindustan Times and posted about the same social media. The said musical night will be held in Bandra Fort, a famous location in suburban Mumbai next week and the details were shared on Instagram.

“LIVE!! @ayushmannk& his name @ayushmannbhava come to you on May 6th at Bandra Fort. AAAANNNDDDD That's not all!? We also have the talented @parineetichopra joining him with the band for @meripyaaribindu! So, BLOCK YOUR CALENDAR!! We'll see you there. Or you're plain square,” read the note on the official Instagram page of Yash Raj Films.

Meri Pyaari Bindu is a romantic drama, directed by Akshay Roy and is slated to release on May 12. Interestingly the film marks the debut of Parineeti Chopra as a singer and her song ‘Maana Ke Hum Yaar Nahin’ has gained popularity.

REVEALED: Priyanka Chopra gives insight into her Baywatch character Victoria Leeds

Priyanka Chopra is over the moon after winning the National Award

She has always been unconventional but making her Hollywood debut as an antagonist is probably one of Priyanka Chopra’s bravest steps. The actress plays a grey character in her forthcoming film Baywatch and has Dwayne Johnson and Zac Efron as her co-stars. While she has given glimpses of the film by sharing pictures from the sets of the same, the actress has now decided to speak more about her character.

Readers may be aware that Priyanka Chopra plays the main antagonist Victoria Leeds in Baywatch. Giving an insight to her character, the former beauty queen mentioned that Victoria is a woman in a man’s world for whom it is not about drugs or money but power. She’s self-made, head strong and intelligent.

Let us also remind you that initially the character written for Priyanka was supposed to be a male character. However director Seth Gordon decided to make the change after he met the ‘Quantico’ star. Talking about the moment, the filmmaker revealed that he loved the idea of Dwayne Johnson going against a female antagonist. He further added that it is not about physical strength or courage, but much beyond outsmarting and out-winning the opponent.

Besides the trio, Baywatch also stars Kelly Rohrbach, IlfeneshHadera, and Rob Huebel among others and is slated to release on June 2.

KriArj Entertainment ropes in Diana Penty for two films; one in lead role with John Abraham

KriArj Entertainment ropes in Diana Penty for two films; one in lead role with John Abraham

Earlier in April we had reported that John Abraham’s production house JA Productions had tied up with KriArj Entertainment and would be making a film based on the successful nuclear test done in Pokhran in 1998. In fact we had also told you that the said project would be helmed by Abhishek Sharma, who has been researching and developing this topic over the past three years.

Well now we hear that KriArj Entertainment has inked a two film deal with none other than Dian Penty. While the first film will see her sharing screen space with John Abraham in the lead role, not much is known about the second venture.

As for the film with John Abraham, the yet untitled venture has been written by SaiwynQuadros and Sanyuktha Chawla Shaikh, it is expected to go on floors by May 30.

OMG! Jacqueline Fernandez gets a Hollywood stylist for turning host to Justin Bieber

Jacqueline Fernandez gets a Hollywood

Just a couple of days, we had reported that Jacqueline Fernandez has been entrusted with the opportunity of hosting global icon Justin Bieber. The musician is arriving in India for a huge concert which will also have celebs from the fraternity performing on stage and Jacqueline will be escorting the 23 year old singer across the city.

Now news is that Jacqueline Fernandez has hired a Hollywood stylist to style her look. Paris Libby, who is known to have an enviable clientele ranging from Liam Hemsworth to Jeremey Renner to Vin Diesel and Robin Thicke and has also styled many of Hollywood A-Listers for red carpet and photo shoots, including  Sharon Stone, Miley Cyrus,  Zoe Saldana and Britney Spears is gearing up to style Jacqueline.

Paris Libby will be joining Burberry model Neelam Gill and ‘Game Of Thrones’ actress Elarica Johnson as part of the international entourage attending the highly anticipated Justin Bieber Purpose Tour.

Talking about the same, Jacqueline Fernandez said, "Yes it's true. We have handpicked 3 key looks with a mix of contemporary and ethnic designs. I briefly met Paris during the XXX- The Return Of Xander Cage press tour in India and we connected instantly."

On the other hand, Paris Libby is equally excited about coming to India and added, “Mumbai is home to great style and I am excited to be coming back yet again. I am a huge fan of Indian culture and design. On this trip, I wish to meet a few directors and designers.”

Arjun Jain of White Fox India will be bringing the Canadian megastar's Purpose World Tour to India's DY Patil Stadium, Mumbai on May 10. Apart from India, the Asia leg of the tour comprises Tel Aviv in Israel and Dubai in the United Arab Emirates. The concert in India will also see the presence of many celebrities from varied walks of life including Bollywood.

Aishwarya Rai, Deepika, Sonam to dazzle at Cannes

Loreal Paris brand ambassadors Aishwarya Rai Bachchan Sonam Kapoor Deepika Padukone will be joining their international counterparts Julianne Moore Eva Longoria at the 70th Festival De Cannes taking place in May

Priyanka Chopra perfect for 'Baywatch': Dwayne Johnson

Hollywood star Dwayne Johnson has praised his costar and Indian actress Priyanka Chopra and says she is the perfect choice for the forthcoming film Baywatch

SUPER Talented: Sushant praises Parineeti

Sushant Singh Rajput has praised Parineeti Chopra for her singing skills and says she is super talented

Karan Johar honoured to work with 'Movie Man' SS Rajamouli

Filmmaker Karan Johar has praised director SS Rajamouli and says its an absolute honour for him to work with the Baahubali 2 helmer

Shilpa Shetty's name misused: Husband Raj Kundra on criminal case

After a criminal case was lodged against Bollywood actress Shilpa Shetty and her husband Raj Kundra for duping a textile firm owner for Rs 24 lakh the businessman said his wifes name has been dragged to create media hypes

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Election Commission to soon call all-party meeting to assure them EVMs are tamper-proof and secure - India Today


India Today

Election Commission to soon call all-party meeting to assure them EVMs are tamper-proof and secure
India Today
We will soon hold an all-party meeting in which they will be told how our EVMs are non-tamperable and secured as per our administrative and technical safeguard system, Chief Election Commissioner Nasim Zaidi said. IndiaToday.in | Edited by Ankit Misra.
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Yogi Adityanath takes dig at Kejriwal, says EVM stands for 'Every Vote Modi' - India Today


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Yogi Adityanath takes dig at Kejriwal, says EVM stands for 'Every Vote Modi'
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Digivijaya removed as Congress in-charge of Goa, Karnataka - Deccan Herald


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Pakistan army terms PM Nawaz Sharif's decision to sack aide Tariq Fatemi as 'incomplete' action - India Today


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UP civic body polls: Why many BJP corporators may not get tickets this time - Times of India


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UP civic body polls: Why many BJP corporators may not get tickets this time
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Strengthen spirit of nationalism in J&K: Amit Shah to BJP workers - Daily News & Analysis


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Strengthen spirit of nationalism in J&K: Amit Shah to BJP workers
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BJP Minister Who Linked Triple Talaq To Lust Once Dissed Hindus - NDTV


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Meet the young Kashmiris behind the viral videos - Hindustan Times


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Attacked For Tribute To Jawans Killed In Kupwara, Sukma: JNU Professor - NDTV


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Attacked For Tribute To Jawans Killed In Kupwara, Sukma: JNU Professor
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Police find no trace of Ontario woman and boyfriend missing in Belize - CBC.ca


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Police find no trace of Ontario woman and boyfriend missing in Belize
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