Uttarakhand floods: Nawazuddin Siddiqui’s family safe
The Gangs of Wasseypur actor’s relatives were caught in the Uttarakhand deluge
Nawazuddin Siddiqui has been lately worried sick. His extended family is caught in the devastating Uttarakhand floods, and the Bollywood actor has been struggling hard to stay connected with them. “I have three brothers and a sister in Dehradun. It’s hard get in touch Click here to read more
Rajesh Khanna’s ashes immersed in the Ganges
Late superstar Rajesh Khanna’s estranged wife Dimple Kapadia immersed his ashes in the river Ganges in Rishikesh on July 25. The couple’s younger daughter Rinke Khanna accompanied her mother to Dehradun and then Rishikesh for the ritual. Elder daughter Twinkle Khanna, who is married to actor Akshay Kumar, could not make it because she is pregnant with her second child. Dimple performed some Hindu rituals before submerging Rajesh’s remains in the holy river.
Rajesh Khanna, famous as first real superstar of Indian cinema, passed away in Mumbai on July 18, 2012 due to prolonged illness. He was 69.Click here to read more
‘Rockstar’ Mohit Chauhan marries a journalist
The Bollywood playback singer tied the knot with Prarthana Gehlot on June 29
Well-known Bollywood playback singer Mohit Chauhan married journalist Prarthana Gehlot at a hotel in Shimla on June 29, family sources said. The marriage was a quiet and private affair. Mohit’s wife works with an English magazine and hails from Dehradun in Uttarakhand. Click here to read more
Bollywood actor Meenakshi Thapa’s headless body found
A team of Mumbai police aided by Allahabad cops traced the headless torso of Meenakshi Thapa, a budding Bollywood actress who was abducted on March 30, to a septic tank here, police said Wednesday. The murder accused – Amit Jaiswal and Preeti Elvina Surin – have confessed to killing Thapa lured by ransom. The duo first befriended Thapa on the sets of Madhur Bhandarkar’s film Heroine, noting her high profile lifestyle and then brought her to Allahabad under the pretext of fixing a meeting with a Bhojpuri producer. Later, she was abducted by Jaiswal and Sarin, police said. The accused, who have dabbled with some modelling assignments as well, called up Thapa’s mother in Dehradun demanding Rs 1,50,000 as ransom to let her off. However, the parents could cough up only Rs.60,000. It was then that the duo decided to kill Thapa, police said.
According to police, the duo strangled the actor and then severed her head from the torso. They dumped the torso in a septic tank in the Darbhanga Colony area of the city and the severed head in the Vindhyasani area on the Allahabad-Varanasi highway. While the torso of Thapa was fished out of the septic tank after the accused led the police team to the area, efforts are on to trace the head of the slain starlet.Click here to read more
Kamal Haasan’s ‘Viswaroopam’ finally has a heroine!
Miss India USA and VJ Pooja Kumar replaces Sonakshi Sinha as the leading lady of Kamal Haasan
The search for the female lead for Kamal Haasan starrer Viswaroopam has ended with NRI Pooja Kumar and the Tamil superstar says the film will be a big break for her. Pooja is replacing Sonakshi Sinha, who was originally signed for the film. After Sonakshi’s exit, it was rumoured that Shriya Saran was approached for the role, but did not work out. Click here to read more