Amitabh Bachchan endorses a cause on his 71st birthday!
Amitabh Bachchan turned 71 today and on his birthday he announced that he has taken up an initiative to provide electricity to 3,000 houses in rural India using solar power. We must say quite a celebration – to light up so many lives! Harivansh Rai Bachchan Memorial Trust and Urja Foundation have come together in an endeavour to provide solar powered lights to small villages that are deprived of electricity. Big B said, “There is a trust in my father’s name – Harivansh Rai Bachchan Trust – and whatever money we collect, we give it to some charitable cause. Urja Foundation will provide electricity to 3,000 houses in villages. This is just a beginning. We will start this by November. The electricity will be provided through solar energy free of cost to small villages” added the megastar as he addressed the media at his Juhu office Janak in Mumbai.
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Shahrukh Khan tweets on Sachin Tendulkar’s retirement
In a media statement released through the Board of Control for Cricket in India this afternoon, Sachin Tendulkar has announced his retirement from cricket. The 40-year old said his 200th Test will be the last time he will be seen in India colours. This milestone match, against the West Indies, will most probably be held in Mumbai next month. As the Master Blaster announced his retirement, the Baadshah of Bollywood, Shahrukh Khan did not take too long to comment on Tendulkar’s decision. The Chennai Express actor tweeted, “O no! Suddenly realised the meaning of addiction. Mine was the Master.I am going thru cold turkey. To see cricket without Sachin? Unbearable”
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Shilpa Shetty Kundra and Sushmita Sen to comeback on silverscreen after 3 years!
Shilpa Shetty Kundra was missing from the 70mm for almost three years. Of course, we didn’t miss the leggy beauty in Bollywood circles thanks to her presence on small screen, IPL controversies and glamourous outings at events and dos. But, the Dhadkan actor is ready to bounce back in the acting mode after her last release The Desire way back in 2010. Shilpa’s production debut Dishkiyaaoon starring Sunny Deol and Harman Baweja will release in January next year. This also is good news for Sunny and Harman who have been out of the limelight for very long. Harman can finally be in news for some work and not just his link ups with Shilpa’s sister Shamita Shetty or Bipasha Basu.
Sushmita Sen too like Shilpa is spotted looking ultra glamorous and scorching the ramp at various fashion shows; making us wonder if she was going back to her earlier profession modeling. Sush even went on mentor Miss India contestants for Miss Universe with her I Am She project. However after being out of Bollywood scene for almost 3 years we hear that the Main Hoon Na actor will team up with Aisha director Rajshree Ojha for his next film a rom-com. We are glad that Sushmita is no longer waiting for her much delayed production venture Rani Laxmibai to comeback. Aren’t you too BollywoodLifers?Click here to read more
Konkona Sen plays Tagore’s muse in Bengali film Kadambari
Konkona Sen Sharma is in Kolkata shooting for Bengali film Kadambari. Kadambari Devi was the wife of Jyotirindranath Tagore and nearly the same age as his brother Rabindranath Tagore. She inspired the poet with her creative feedback and comments. Her relationship with Tagore was controversial and much-discussed. Kadambari committed suicide four months after Rabindranath Tagore married. According to the director Aniket Chattopadhyay, Konkona had the mixture of intelligence and vulnerability which was required of the character. Meanwhile, the actor is amused by the rumours that she has quit acting. Well, some good news for Konkona fans, hain na?
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Rinke Khanna blessed with a baby boy!
Rinke Khanna, the younger daughter of Rajesh Khanna and Dimple Kapadia gave birth to a healthy baby boy yesterday. Rinke also has a nine year old daughter Naomika.Rinke Khanna who started her Bollywood career in 1999 with Pyaar Mein Kabhi Kabhi did a few films like Jhankaar Beats, Yeh Hai Jalwa, Mujhe Kuch Kehna Hai and Chameli before she quit acting in 2003 after she got married to industrialist Sameer Saran. In her last few weeks of pregnancy, she was accompanied by her mother Dimple Kapadia. Rinke’s sister Twinkle Khanna too gave birth to her second child last year. Twinkle and Akshay Kumar’s daughter – Nitara recently turned one.
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Deepika Padukone to play Vadhana Devi in Rajinikanth’s Kochadaiiyaan
Deepika Padukone character in Rajinikanth’s Kochadaiiyaan will be called Vadhana Devi. Deepika’s voice in the film will be dubbed by Savitha Reddy as the Chennai Express actor isn’t familiar with Tamil. If sources are to be believed, Deepika will not wear any make-up for the first time in a film.
Rajinikanth will play a double role and is cast as the archetypal superhero in the epic dramatisation of good versus evil. The South Superstar performs a double role with Deepika being paired opposite the younger character. Recently the first song of Kochadaiiyaan – Engae pogudho vaanam was released. The song has been receiving rave reviews.Click here to read more