Telugu playback singer Khushi Murali dies on the Goutami Express
Telugu playback singer Khushi Murali, who earned the title of ‘Khushi’ after his popular song in the film of the same name, died Friday following a cardiac arrest. He was 45. Murali suffered a heart attack while travelling to Kakinada from Secunderabad on the Gautami Express. He was going to participate in the Kakinada Beach Festival. “He collapsed in the train he was travelling in to Kakinada. He passed away even before he reached the Kakinada government hospital,” said a hospital administrator. In a career spanning over a decade, Murali sang over 100 songs. Some of his hit numbers are from films Khushi, 100 percent Love, Cameraman Gangatho Rambabu and Mr Perfect.
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Manisha Koirala’s surgery postponed to December 10
Manisha Koirala had flown to New York to undergo treatment for ovarian cancer. “The surgery was supposed to happen today (Thursday), but after conducting certain tests, the doctors have decided to postponed it to Monday (December 10),” Manisha’s manager Subroto Ghosh said. Click here to read more
Arya Babbar’s wedding postponed owing to grandfather’s death
Aarya Babbar was all set to marry his longtime girlfriend Shrishti Nayyar this Saturday (December 8) in Udaipur, but the wedding now stands postponed as Aarya’s grandfather, Kushal Kumar Babbar has passed away. The Babbar family is said to have booked all the major luxurious properties including some huge palaces in and around Jaipur for the wedding. A galaxy of B-town stars, politicians and business honchos were expected to fly down to the city for the marriage ceremony and reception. Preparations for the celebrations were in full swing, till this unexpected tragedy struck the Babbar family. Our condolences.
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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
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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