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Anu Malik and Sonu Nigam return as judges for Indian Idol season 7After years, Sonu Nigam has decided to return as the judge of Indian Idol season 7. Sonu had previously judged a couple of seasons of this music reality show along with music composer Anu Malik but soon several others like Udit Narayan, Javed Akhtar among others became a part of the judging panel but Sonu wasn't a part of it anymore.
And now, Sonu is all set to join hands with music director Anu Malik. On the other hand, music composer Malik was a part of almost all seasons of the music reality show and in fact, the musician also went on to be a part of Asian Idol as a judge, as the only music representative from India. Sonu Nigam was previously also associated with yet another show, Sa Re Ga Ma Pa on Zee TV. However, Indian Idol is known for giving the music industry some popular singers like Abhijeet Sawant, Rahul Vaidya, Prajakta Shukre and even actors like Meiyang Chang and Amit Tandon.
Sonu Nigam is known for some spectacular chartbusters like 'Tu Hi Tu' (Dil Se), 'Saathiya', 'Yeh Dil' (Pardes), 'Suraj Hua Maddam' (Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham), Kal Ho Naa Ho title track among others and Anu Malik has composed music for renowned films like Border, Refugee, Asoka and the recent Dum Laga Ke Haisha.
While there are no details about when the seventh season will go on air, we hear that the makers are in talks with a popular Bollywood actress to join the judging panel.
Jacqueline Fernandez to attend New York Fashion Week 2016Earlier, we had reported that Jacqueline Fernandez was roped in as the new brand ambassador for TRESemme India. The actress will now attend this year's New York Fashion Week representing the brand.
Jacqueline Fernandez is pretty excited to make her debut appearance at the New York Fashion Week (NYFW). Talking about her appearance, she said that the whole vibe of NYFW is all about taking fashion and style a notch higher, which she could relate to. She is ready to take away some great beauty and fashion trends from there.
New York Fashion Week will begin on September 8 and will go on until September 15.
Shahid Kapoor - Mira Rajput to get their baby blessed by Baba Gurinder SinghBreaking several hearts, Shahid Kapoor tied the knot with Mira Rajput in July 2015 and recently the couple even welcomed their first child. While the entire Bollywood industry wished the actor on the arrival of the little angel, the actor along with his wife is all set to take off to Beas to get his baby girl blessed by Baba Gurinder Singh.
From what we hear, the couple is already on their way to meet the head of Radha Somi Satsang Beas and soon Pankaj Kapur, father of Shahid, will be travelling from Amritsar to Beas to meet the Baba. We hear that the Kapoors and Rajputs are devoted followers of the sect and also that the couple will be asking about name they have chosen for their little girl.
Shahid Kapoor, who was last seen in the much controversial Udta Punjab, recently wrapped up Rangoon which also stars Kangna Ranaut and Saif Ali Khan in lead roles.
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Kirron Kher scores high attendance at Parliament sessions while Rekha losesIt is a known fact that Kirron Kher is one of the most popular actress-politicians in our country, who does she mince words when it comes to stating her opinions. According to the results of a non-profit organisation that keeps a record of legislative developments in Parliament, Kirron Kher, who represents Chandigarh constituency has scored 85 percent attendance among other actors, higher than the national average attendance in Lok Sabha (82 percent) and Rajya Sabha (79 percent).
Other actors in the list include Rajya Sabha member Jaya Bachchan (Samajwadi Party) who clocked 74 percent, Lok Sabha member Shatrughan Sinha (BJP) who represents Patna, has 68 percent. However, it has been noted that Shatrughan Sinha has neither asked questions nor participated in any kind of debates. Vinod Khanna (BJP) representing Gurdaspur has 59 percent, while Hema Malini, who recently tackled the Mathura controversy, has clocked 37 percent along with a participation in 10 debates and has asked 113 questions.
Amongst the low percentages, veteran actor Mithun Chakraborty has clocked in only 10 percent while Rekha, Rajya Sabha member has clocked in a meagre 5 percent.
Road crossing named after late Aadesh Shrivastava in MumbaiReaders may know that the (late) music composer Aadesh Shrivastava passed away last year after battling cancer. In the honor of the composer, a crossing has been named after him in Mumbai. The inauguration ceremony of the road crossing took place in the presence of his widow Vijayta Pandit and other celebrities like Jackie Shroff, J.P Dutta and Poonam Dhillon on Sunday.
At the ceremony, Jackie Shroff attended the event wearing a jacket which was gifted by (late) Aadesh Shrivastava and talked about the first time they had met. He said that he had met the (late) music composer when he had gone to listen the music of his film Hero. He added that Aadesh Shrivastava was one of the percussionists and soon, they became friends. He said that Aadesh Shrivastava had worked in Angaaray and got his first big break with the film Kanyadaan. They both had started their career at the same time.
Poonam Dhillon said that it was really sad that he left them so early. He was very close to them and was a cheerful person. He was a talented and God-fearing person. She said that they all miss him very much.
Filmmaker J.P. Dutta was also one of the attendees and reminisced about the time when Aadesh Shrivastava worked as an assistant for Laxmikant-Pyarelal. They were friends and he composed music for J.P.Dutta's first film Ghulami. He said that he always knew his requirements and said that he was born talented.
The late Aadesh Shrivastava sang a number of hit songs such as 'Sona sona', 'Shava Shava', 'Gustakhiyaan' and 'Gur Nalon Ishq Mitha'. He had won accolades for his work in Kunwara, Tarkieb and Shikari.
Shabana Azmi slams the proposed anti-surrogacy billThe enormously empathetic Shabana Azmi, who played a lesbian in Deepa Mehta's Fire 20 years ago, now plays a lesbian's mother in Pakistani American director Fawzia Mirza's Signature Move.
Shabana Azmi is not happy with the government's proposal to ban surrogate parenthood.
Says Shabana Azmi, "The anti-surrogacy bill has not been thought through. Under the guise of stopping exploitation of poor women, it is retrograde in its definition of family. What's worse is that it impacts on the rights of the LGBT community and single parents. I'm pretty sure it will not be passed in Parliament, not in its present form at least."
When asked if adoption is not a viable option Shabana Azmi shoots back, "It is. But how and why should the State impose this as a no-choice? People must have the option of choice? 'G' for Government 'G' for God? Why don't they concentrate on improving the plight of poor women? We lose as many women in one year due to pregnancy complications as having 400 airplane crashes a year! Governments would fall if we had so many crashes. But since its poor rural women who are dying, no attention is being paid to maternal mortality."
Adds bi-sexual filmmaker Shonali Bose of Margarita With A Straw fame, "It's absolutely outrageous. While it's true that "rent a womb" has exploited poor women, there are other ways to ensure this does not take this place and women are doing it of their own free will.
This ban targets single parents and gay people (and what is so unusual about that) and privileges heterosexual married couples. I feel everyone has the right to be a parent, and marriage should play no part in this decision."
Ranbir Kapoor plays a singer in Ae Dil Hai MushkilNo multiple voices, no re-recordings, no double and triple versions of the same tune... Only Arijit Singh would sing for Ranbir Kapoor in Karan Johar's Ae Dil Hai Mushkil.
This was what producer-director Karan Johar and his music composer Pritam Chakraborty decided when they embarked on the musical journey that was Ae Dil Hai Mushkil (ADHM) .
It can now be revealed that Ranbir Kapoor plays a singer in ADHM. And it was decided only Arijit Singh will sing all the songs for Ranbir. According to sources, Ranbir Kapoor felt Arijit Singh suited him vocally.
Arijit Singh admits it is an added responsibility for the playback singer to give voice to an actor when he plays a singer. "I've done it earlier in Aashiqui 2, where Aditya Roy Kapur played a singer. Now with Ranbir Kapoor, I am again giving voice to the character of a professional singer, and it's different, more challenging than the usual playback singing. Ranbir Kapoor had already shot the title song with a scratch recording (song recorded in a makeshift voice). I sat and observed Ranbir Kapoor emoting to the words .Then recorded my songs."
Arijit Singh is all praise for Ranbir Kapoor. "It is very rare for an actor today to be able to hold the camera on his face for almost a minute emoting to the lyrics. Ranbir Kapoor has done it in Ae Dil Hai Mushkil. Not for a second does one feel he is faking the emotions. When I watched Ranbir Kapoor emoting to the words and tune, I felt inspired and challenged to give better than my best. I've seen how Ranbir Kapoor responded to the music that he had to sing in Rockstar when he played a singer. It's very inspiring for any playback singer."
The ADHM experience has made Arijit Singh realize how important it is to have an actor understand what he is singing. "Ranbir Kapoor isn't just using my voice in Ae Dil Hai Mushkil. He is experiencing and savouring the words, letting them flow into his soul. It's such a pleasure to sing for him because as a professional playback singer, I know Ranbir Kapoor's screen presence will carry my song very far."
Arijit Singh says he is still recording songs for ADHM. "We haven't decided on how many songs I will sing for Ranbir Kapoor. But I can tell you this. Whatever Dada (composer Pritam Chakraborty) and Karan Johar decide, it will all add up to a grand musical experience. And for those who are raving about my first song for Ranbir in Ae Dil Hai Mushkil, here's news. My second song for Ranbir Kapoor is even better. I rate it as one of the best songs I've sung so far."
Vidya Balan to fly to US for the shoot of Kahaani 2While the last instalment of Kahaani bagged several awards, this time around, Vidya Balan is all set to take the thriller franchise abroad. Kahaani explored the bylanes of Kolkata and now, for the sequel, Vidya is taking off to the US to wrap up a major schedule of the film.
The plotline of Kahaani 2 is being kept under wraps but we hear that director Sujoy Ghosh has plans to take the character played by Vidya back to the US. The prequel had portrayed the actress arriving from the States to Kolkata in search of her husband. Though the details of the sequel haven't been revealed, it is being said that this film promises to add more suspense and intrigue. Besides this, the team of Kahaani 2 also wrapped up a schedule of the film in some picturesque locations like Kalimpong in West Bengal.
Besides her, Kahaani 2 also stars Arjun Rampal and it is slated to release on November 25 this year.
Hrithik Roshans Facebook page gets hackedTrouble doesn't seem to end for Hrithik Roshan. Another major problem occurred when on Monday Hrithik Roshan's Facebook page was hacked.
Hrithik Roshan's page was hacked by a young hacker. The hacker went live on his Facebook feed and that's when fans realized that the person was not Hrithik. Soon after the live session, the person changed Hrithik's display photo and it seemed like a teenager was the hacker. As soon as the news spread, Hrithik Roshan's team got in action and deactivated the page until they got it back. He confirmed it by saying, "An enterprising individual managed to hack my page earlier in the day. However, the matter has been taken care of and the page is mine once more.- Hrithik."
The live session and display photo of the hacker was removed.
Emraan Hashmi to also write script of Captain NawabFrom turning author to a producer, Emraan Hashmi has decided to follow his other passions besides acting. While writing his debut book was an experience close to his heart since, this time around the actor has decided to take another step in the same direction and turn writer for his film.
From what we hear, Emraan Hashmi who plays the leading role of a spy in his next Captain Nawab, will also be scripting for the film and will kick start the same from October. Apparently, the actor plans to dedicate the entire month for the same. Talking about it, the actor stressed on the need to give ample amount of time to the script and that we need to focus on getting it right. Also maintaining that he wants to concentrate on content driven cinema, Emraan is of the opinion that the audience is hungry for conceptual cinema and that the life span of run-of-the-mill films is not more than two years.
Last seen in Azhar, Emraan Hashmi is currently promoting the fourth instalment of the Raaz franchise, Raaz Reboot along with co-actors Gaurav Arora and Kirti Kharbanda.
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