Manisha Koirala to go to US for treatment
Ailing actor Manisha Koirala will leave for the US shortly for further tests and treatment, a medical source said on Saturday. The 42-year-old, who was discharged from Jaslok Hospital where she was admitted for three days, will go with her family in the US. No further details are known. “Given her condition, she is fine and we are hopeful she will come out of it,” inform sources, while refusing to give details citing patient-privacy privileges. Manisha was taken to the hospital November 28 after she reportedly fell unconscious. The actor hails from an influential family in Nepal. She made her debut with Saudagar in 1991 and recently made a comeback with Ram Gopal Varma’s Bhoot Returns.
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Veteran actor Pran hospitalised
Popular baddie of the ’60s and ’70s was admitted in the hospital. A spokesperson of the Lilavati Hospital however explains that there is no need to worry. “Pran is hospitalised here. He was admitted on Friday. He is here for just a routine check-up and is doing fine,” said Suhir Dagaonkar. “I can’t talk about his discharge dates right now. But he is fine,” said Dagaonkar. Pran, the quintessential villain in movies like Brahmachari, later went on to expand his repertoire in films like Zanjeer, Karz and Don. The legendary actor is 92-years-old now and still going strong. BollywoodLife wishes him a speedy recovery.
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Bigg Boss 6: Aashka Goradia gets evicted!
The television actor got voted out of the glass-walled house last night
Aashka Goradia, who was known to break into tears at the slightest of issues was also known to be quite active when it came to doing tasks or household chores during her stay in the house of Bigg Boss 6. Click here to read more
Ashanti Omkar – Author
Ashanti Omkar is a UK-based print/broadcast journalist, compère, consultant and curator who has interviewed a number of film personalities, from AR Rahman and Akon to Aamir Khan, Amitabh Bachchan, Abhishek and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Freida Pinto, Mani Ratnam, Priyanka Chopra and many more. She is a contributing editor for BBC Publishing (Immediate Media) and Cineworld Unlimited Magazine and is London correspondent for a number of other publications. She is a repeat judge on UK’s biggest inter-university competition, Face Off, curates and comperes at places like The O2 London Mela, BAFTA, Queen Elizabeth Hall, The O2 et al. She works closely with the marketing team for the London Indian Film Festival. Click here to read more
Filmmaker Ravi Chopra discharged from hospital
Filmmaker Ravi Chopra, who was hospitalised at the Breach Candy hospital in Mumbai due to a lung ailment, has been discharged. A hospital source said, “Yes, Ravi Chopra was hospitalised on October 1 and was in the ICU (Intensive Care Unit), but he was discharged on October 26.” The 66-year-old has been advised bed rest. A close friend of the Chopra family said, ”Yes, he is back home, but his health condition is still the same. He is in complete bed rest.”
Son of late BR Chopra, Ravi’s uncle was the late filmmaker Yash Chopra who passed away on October 21, 2012.
Ravi has directed some notable movies like The Burning Train (1980), Aaj Ki Awaz (1984), Baghban (2003) and Baabul (2006), among others. Click here to read more
Satvik Reddy – a young boy killed in car crash during TV shoot
Five-year-old boy Satvik Reddy was killed and a girl was injured when they were run over by a car during the shooting of a television serial in Hyderabad today, police said. The child, who had come to watch the shooting of the Telugu TV serial Indrani at Chandanagar, came under the wheels of the car, which was being allegedly driven by a TV actor. Police, however, did not confirm this. According to an eyewitnesses, the driver lost control of the vehicle, hitting the people who had gathered to watch the shooting. Satvik was killed on the spot while a girl identified only as Satvik was injured. She was admitted to a local hospital. It was not immediately clear if the two were related or not.
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