Anushka in ‘Sultan’

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The nation fell in love with Taani, Shruti Kakkar, Akira and Jagat Janani – some of the memorable celluloid characters that were witnessed in the past few years. One name that connects them all is Anushka Sharma. And now it’s Aarfa’s turn. Yes, Aarfa is the name of the character that Anushka Sharma will be playing in Yash Raj Film’s Eid release Sultan!

Aarfa means the mighty beauty in Arabic. The character of Aarfa in the film is that of a modern woman from rural India. Anushka plays a wrestler from Haryana.

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Bipasha Basu and Karan Singh Grover’s wedding sangeet

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Karan Singh Grover, who is marrying Bipasha Basu, says the actress is a “dream come true”. The couple invited friends and family to their wedding sangeet ceremony.

Karan took to Instagram to share a photograph from the ceremony.

The actor is seen donning a white kurta while Bipasha looks ravishing in a pink embroidered sari.

“You’re a dream come true…Bipasha Basu,” Karan captioned the image.

According to reports, Bipasha will marry at her Khar residence with only family and close friends from both sides in attendance. A reception is said to be planned later at St. Regis, formerly known as Palladium Hotel, in Lower Parel.

While it will be the first marriage for Bipasha, who earlier dated John Abraham, it is Karan’s third wedding.

Karan was first married to actress Shraddha Nigam and later to Jennifer Winget.

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Malaika entertained by Karan Johar’s phone conversations

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Malaika Arora Khan says her India’s Got Talent co-judge Karan Johar’s conversations over the phone keeps her entertained on the show.

“For me, there are a lot of fun elements. We have a travelling phone on the show, which is Karan’s best friend on the show. The funniest element on the show is Karan. He keeps me entertained, you got to see his phone, check out his phone calls, check out his conversations on those calls, they’re quite something.

“You have bizarre people calling him up. He talks with them and gives them some serious and sound advice,” said Malaika.

Kirron Kher is also a judge on the show for the fourth consecutive season.

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Women should speak up for themselves: Sunny Leone

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Sunny Leone, who will soon be seen in the forthcoming thriller One Night Stand, believes that women should speak up and stand up for themselves.

Sunny, who was in the capital to promote the Jasmine Moses D’souza directorial, shared her experience on women empowerment and opined that being able to take small decisions is the first step in the pursuit of becoming independent.

“When you talk about women empowerment, I can share my own experience. My parents have always told me you have to be independent. We must tell women to speak up. You don’t have to yell, scream, fight or be physical, but stand up for yourself,” Sunny told the media.

“It’s not about waking up and saying, ‘Today I am going to do it’. It is about small decisions. You should be able to say to your boyfriend or husband that I am not washing the dishes tonight, you can do it… Little things add upto you becoming a stronger person like both my parents shared duties,” the 34-year-old added.

Written by Bhavani Iyer, the film also features actors Nyra Banerjee and Tanuj Virwani in lead roles.

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Being Jackie Shroff is not easy: Tiger Shroff

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Jackie Shroff, who has successfully created his niche in Bollywood, had his share of struggles before he tasted stardom and that’s why his son Tiger feels it would be a herculean task to pull off his father on the silver screen.

Tiger, who will next be seen in Baaghi-A Rebel For Love opposite Shraddha Kapoor, feels it’s a challenge to act like his father.

When asked whether he would like to do a biopic on his father, Tiger initially hesitated but later said that he did not know if he was the apt person to pay tribute to the senior Shroff.

“I have so much respect for my father and the work he has done so far. I would love to pay tribute to him but I don’t know if I am the right person to do that. Just because I am his son, it does not mean I can pull off something like that. Being Jackie Shroff is not easy,” the 26-year-old actor told ANI.

“It is going to be very challenging. I can’t even speak like him. So, I would really have to think about it but thank you for bringing that into consideration,” he added.

To stay true to the ‘Baaghi’ plot, Tiger has also learnt a form of martial art called kalaripayattu for which he took training and worked out for six to seven hours each day.

Shraddha Kapoor will also be seen doing some action-packed sequences in the film that will hit the theatres on April 29.

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Rio Olympics row: Aishwarya Rai backs Salman Khan

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Aishwarya Rai Bachchan Salman Khan, who has been drawing flak after being appointed as the Goodwill Ambassador to represent the Indian contingent at the Rio Olympics 2016, saying one must give due recognition to anybody doing good to represent the country.

“I just have to say that anybody who is doing good to represent the country and anyone who is working or speaking or standing up for the betterment of whatever vocation we have in our country, be it sports, be it arts, be it music, I think that’s wonderful and is something which needs to be recognised,” she told the media.

Salman’s appointment as the goodwill ambassador of the Indian contingent for the upcoming Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro came under criticism from wrestler Yogeshwar Dutt and legendary sprinter Milkha Singh.

Both questioned the motive behind appointing a Bollywood superstar instead of a sportsperson as the ambassador.

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