Deepika-Ranveer pregnancy; Virushka’s 2nd child; Ameen Sayani’s death and Netflix’s new titles

Netflix announces 22 titles including Heeramandi and Mismatched season 3: Next on Netflix: According to their annual tradition, Netflix has announced a slate of new titles for 2024. At a glittering event in Mumbai titled Next on Netflix, the streaming platform announced more than 20 titles including new shows, new films, documentaries and returning seasons of popular shows, including Amar Singh Chamkila, Murder Mubarak based on Club You to Death by Anuja Chauhan, Heeramandi: The Diamond Bazaar starring Manisha Koirala among others, and The Great Indian Kapil Show Read More

Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh announced their pregnancy. Their baby is slated to arrive in September 2024.

Deepika Padukone-Ranveer Singh announce pregnancy: Deepika Padukone first pregnancy: Bollywood’s ‘it’ couple Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone are expecting their first child in September this year. Ranveer and Deepika got married in Lake Como in 2018. After days of speculation over Padukone’s pregnancy, the actress and husband Singh announced,  on their respective social media accounts, that they are going to become parents for the first time. The baby is expected to arrive in September 2024. Read More

Oscars 2024: From Zendaya to Michelle Yeoh & Nicolas Cage, 10 key presenters at 96th Academy Awards: Who’s presenting the Oscars this year? The first list of Oscar presenters has been announced by The Academy; and it includes Al Pacino, Michelle Pfieffer, Jamie Lee Curtis, and more. The 96th Academy Awards are all set to be presented on March 10, 2024 (March 11 in India). The biggest Hollywood awards show has Christopher Nolan’s Oppenheimer leading with 13 nominations, followed closely by Emma Stone and Mark Ruffalo starrer Poor Things with 11 nominations. Now, according to tradition, they have announced the first set of Oscars presenters. The big reveal is much-anticipated and as expected, the roster includes several illustrious names.  Read More

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Richa Chadha, Ali Fazal announce upcoming slate of films as producers: After their critically acclaimed maiden production Girls will be Girls, actor-couple Richa Chadha, Ali Fazal’s Pushing Buttons Studio is gearing up for more shows, podcasts, animation and feature-length films. In January, Richa Chadha and Ali Fazal’s debut production film Girls will be Girls won two major awards at the Sundance Film Festival 2024. Glowing reviews were followed by the Audience Award in the World Dramatic Entry category, as well as the Special Jury Award for the lead actress Preeti Panigrahi. The movie has been produced through the collaborative efforts of Chadha and Fazal’s joint venture Pushing Buttons Studios with Blink Digital and Dolce Vita Films. Read More

Ameen Sayani legacy: The grand old man of radio passed away at the age of 91 but his legacy and contribution to Indian broadcasting will never be forgotten. If there is one voice on the radio that demanded and captured the imagination of those growing up in India in the 1950s, ’60s, ’70s and ’80s, and shaped the evolution of radio in the country, it was that of Ameen Sayani. One of the most imitated voices on radio, Sayani breathed his last on February 21, 2024 at the age of 91. Here are five reasons why the grand old man of radio was and will always be a legend… Read More

RJ Rohini (right) remembers the radio icon Ameen Sayani, who passed away on February 20.

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RJ Rohini pays a tribute to the late Ameen Sayani: The radio jockey recalls the radio presenter’s pathbreaking legacy. Ameen Sayani, who passed away at the age of 91 on February 21, 2024, has been instrumental in shaping not just the way radio and broadcasting was perceived in India; he also left a huge impact on shaping the destinies and paths of the radio jockeys who followed in his footsteps. RJ Rohini Ramnathan posted a heartfelt tribute to the “OG” thanking him for giving radio presenters the “naam, izzat and pehchaan” they get today. “Earlier, they were mere announcers. What he did was to give the community and fraternity a chance to be seen for what we do,” says Ramnathan, who’s known the Sayani family for years and is a friend of his son Rajil. Read More

Anushka Sharma delivers second baby; Deepika Padukone in second trimester?: While the Ae Dil Hai Mushkil actress Anushka Sharma and cricketer Virat Kohli announced the arrival of their second child – Akaay – on social media, Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh are yet to address pregnancy rumours. Virushka’s boy was born on February 15 while their first child, daughter Vamika, was born in January 2021. Read More

Alexa, how to make tea? What recipes Indians searched most in 2023: ‘Alexa, chai kaise banaate hain? (How to make tea?)’ was the topmost question for recipes asked by Indian users, according to a report released by the virtual technology brand. The popularity of the beverage continues to rise in this tea-loving nation which is the second largest producer of tea in the world after China. The second most-sought after recipe is for, wait a minute, Maggi! Biryani, butter chicken and pizza were some of the other recipes requested in the food and beverage category. Read More

Naatu Naatu, Kaavaalaa, Khalasi among top 10 most-searched regional songs on Alexa: A report released by the virtual assistant technology brand revealed that the RRR song was the most requested regional song in the last one year. It does not matter if you live in Mumbai or Udaipur, chances are you have found yourselves shaking a leg to Naatu Naatu – at least, trying your hardest to – or humming Kaavaalaa under your breath if played anywhere. And these songs were everywhere! They were also some of the most requested songs on Alexa from January 2023 and January 2024, according to a report released by the company. Here’s a look at the most popular regional songs requested on Alexa… Read More

‘What is the net worth of Shah Rukh Khan’, Indian users ask Alexa: Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan’s name comes foremost in the list of celebrities whose net worth has generated interested among Indian users of Alexa. Other celebrities whose wealth piqued our curiosity last year include Virat Kohli, Cristiano Ronaldo, Alia Bhatt and Amitabh Bachchan. As per a report released by Alexa, Indian users requested to know the net worth of many famous people from January 2023 to January 2024. It is no surprise that netizens were most interested in finding out the net worth of superstar Shah Rukh Khan. As per a list released by World of Statistics in January 2023, SRK is the third richest actor in the world with a net worth of $770 million. Read More

Rakul Preet Singh and Jackky Bhagnani’s wedding will take place at ITC Grand Goa.

ITC Grand Goa gearing up for Rakul-Jackky wedding on February 21: Who’s who of the film industry will descend in Goa for the Bollywood couple’s grand wedding ceremony. The three-day celebrations are expected to begin from February 19. The guest list will have the who’s who of the film industry, given that Bhagnani’s father Vashu Bhagnani is a renowned producer himself. And the wedding will take place at ITC Grand Goa. Read More

 

The singer-actress Mallika Rajput was found dead at home in UP.

Kangana Ranaut’s co-actor, ex-BJP member Mallika Rajput found dead at home in Uttar Pradesh: The 37-year-old singer-actor, who was best known for her supporting role in Kangana Ranaut-starrer Revolver Rani (2014), had joined the BJP in 2016 for two years and authored a book, ‘Namo Shasak‘, on Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Singer-actress Vijay Lakshmi alias Mallika Rajput was found dead in her house in Sultanpur, Uttar Pradesh under suspicious circumstances on Tuesday, police said. The body was reportedly found hanging from the fan in a room of her house in Sitakund locality of Kotwali police station area. Read More

First photos: Arjun Kapoor as villain in Singham Again; Ajay Devgn tweets get set for ‘toofan’: Arjun Kapoor will play the villain in Rohit Shetty’s 5th film in the Singham cop universe; Singham Again — starring Ajay Devgn, Kareena Kapoor Khan, Arjun Kapoor and Jackie Shroff, with cameos by Akshay Kumar, Ranveer Singh, Deepika Padukone and Tiger Shroff — is expected to release on August 15, 2024. Ranveer Singh and Arjun Kapoor share a friendship that goes beyond reel. The Rocky Aur Rani Kii Prem Kahani actor unveiled Kapoor’s first look as the Singham Again villain. In an image, Kapoor faces Singh’s cop SimmbaRead More

Kartik Aaryan announces Bhool Bhulaiyaa 3; Vidya Balan to return as Manjulika: Manjulika from Bhool Bhulaiyaa and Rooh Baba from Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2 are all set to meet – in Bhool Bhulaiyaa 3! Kartik Aaryan who played the character of Rooh Baba in 2022’s blockbuster Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2 took to his Instagram to announce the third film in the franchise while also informing that he will be sharing screen space with Vidya Balan who will reprise her role from the original film. He posted a mash-up video of the two of them dancing to the popular Aami Je Tomaar number from their respective films and captioned it ‘And its happening. Og Manjulika is coming back to the world of BhoolBhulaiyaa. Super thrilled to welcome @balanvidya. This Diwali is going to be crackling.’ Read More

Teri Baaton Mein Aisa Uljha Jiya rakes in around Rs 19.9 crore: The Shahid Kapoor-Kriti Sanon sci-fi romcom has reportedly earned $2.4 million (around Rs 19.9 crore) in its first weekend collection and a grand overseas opening. It is supposed to be Kapoor’s highest overseas weekend collection – surpassing the superhit Kabir Singh directed by Sandeep Reddy Vanga. A romantic comedy, Teri Baaton Mein Aisa Uljha Jiya released in theatres on February 9. Read More

Ranveer Singh (left) and porn star Johnny Sins.

Ranveer Singh and porn star Johnny Sins come together for a sexual health brand commercial: Bollywood star Ranveer Singh and porn actor Johnny Sins bring the house down in a saas-bahu parody on erectile dysfunction. Ranveer Singh has never shied away from breaking taboos, especially when it comes to sexual matters. Now, Singh has collaborated with a men’s sexual wellness and pleasure brand Bold Care. Sins stars with the actor in a hilarious saas-bahu parody to drive home the message of sexual wellness. Read More

Actor Arshad Warsi and former MTV VJ and TV show host turned celebrity home chef Maria Goretti register their marriage after 25 years.

Arshad Warsi and Maria Goretti register marriage after 25 years: The couple who got married on Valentine’s Day in 1999 legally registered their marriage on January 23 this year. Munna Bhai MBBS and Ishqiya actor Arshad Warsi and former MTV VJ and TV host Maria Goretti will be celebrating their silver jubilee this Valentine’s Day. Read More

Anil Kapoor in a still from Fighter.

Anil Kapoor: ‘I take inspiration from Francis Ford Coppola’s film Patton’: Anil Kapoor, 67, has given us many memorable on-screen characters, from Mr India‘s Arun bhaiyya to Ram Lakhan‘s Lakhan, and Fighter‘s Rocky Jai Singh. Kapoor spoke to the media about his process, and why he keeps returning to a film he first watched while doing an acting course decades ago. Kapoor has been taking up more and more diverse roles lately – after playing the traditional Hindi (and Telugu) film hero for the better part of 40 years, we’re seeing him in more nuanced roles in films and series from Slumdog Millionaire and 24 to Taal and Jugjugg JeeyoRead More

Siddhant Chaturvedi and Deepika Padukone in a still from Gehraiyaan, which had released on February 11, 2022.

Siddhant Chaturvedi celebrates two years of Gehraiyaan: The actor took to his social media handle to share some behind the scene images from the 2022 movie. Siddhant Chaturvedi who was last seen in the Netflix movie Kho Gaye Hum Kahan with Adarsh Gourav and Ananya Panday, took to his Instagram to reminisce about two years of Gehraiyaan. The Shakun Batra film, also starring Deepika Padukone, Panday and Dhairya Karwa, released on Amazon Prime Video on February 11, 2022. In his Instagram post captioned ‘2 years of Gehraiyaan, seems like a lifetime ago’ along with heart and wave emojis, the actor has put up some Behind the Scene images and mini videos of the cast and crew. Read More

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