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    • Sidharth Malhotra meets I&B Minister Anurag Thakur at the 1st Himalayam Film Festival during the screening of Shershaah

      Sidharth Malhotra is currently basking in the success of his recently released film Shershaah. The film which was released on Amazon Prime Video before the Independence Day weekend this year was well received. In the film, Sidharth essays the role of Kargil war hero Captain Vikram Batra who laid down his life in the service of the nation while recapturing Indian territories from Pakistani intruders during the Kargil War in 1999. The film directed by Vishnu Vardhan also stars Kiara Advani. Shershaah was also the opening film at the 1st Himalayan Film Festival in Leh, Ladakh. Sidharth Malhotra flew to Ladakh for the film festival where his film was being screened. At the ceremony, Sidharth also met the minister of Information and Broadcasting Shri Anurag Thakur. Inaugurated the 1st Himalayan Film Festival with 'Shershaah' today. It was an complete honour to have shared the stage with our honorable Union Minister for I&B, Mr.Anurag Thakur. Thank you for having us????????@ianuragthakur @MIB_India @vishnu_dir @DharmaMovies @PrimeVideoIN pic.twitter.com/jvSzVGdIDv — Sidharth Malhotra (@SidMalhotra) September 24, 2021 Earlier in an interview with Bollywood Hungama while talking about his preparation for Shershaah, he said, "Well, by far definitely Shershaah, I have lived with the script of Shershaah for the longest amount of time than any other script that I have in my career. And I think with that time and interaction with real people attached to the film whether it's Vikram Batra's brother or whether his parents kind of subconsciously preparing me for this lovable Punjabi Boy who went on to become this very heroic soldier. So, I would say definitely prep went in two months sitting with the director Vishnu Vardhan, sitting with our writer Sandeep." He added, "But, I think for me predominantly spending time and going to Vikram Batra's house was one that really changed me emotionally. It kind of gave me an immense amount of responsibility that this lovely very sweet Batra family in Palampur is going to be watching this film many years later or many months later at that time. I felt I have to give my best to justify their son's life story. So, I think that was the biggest prep or the motivating factor that I needed." ALSO READ: Trade experts believe that Sidharth Malhotra-starrer Shershaah would have earned more than Rs. 100 crores if it had released in cinemas

    • From Vicky Kaushal's Sardar Udham to Emraan Hashmi's horror movie Dybbuk, Amazon Prime Video unveils the 2021 Festive Line-up

      As the festive fervour envelops India in all its pomp and glory, Amazon Prime Video is here to treat its viewers to a power-packed and incredible assortment of titles to enjoy within the comfort of your homes. From a nerve-wracking thriller to two stupendous biopics to a heady dose of comedy, a scintillating drama, and some fantastic international offerings, the streamer brings a diverse and engaging festive content repertoire, doubling down its commitment of offering the most anticipated and acclaimed titles to its audience across the world. Starting with the Malayalam remake of one of India’s finest thrillers in Bhramam starring Prithviraj Sukumaran in the lead, Amazon Prime Video steers into October with a high-octane India line-up across languages and genres that continues with Sardar Udham, the most awaited biopic on the Indian revolutionary Sardar Udham Singh with Vicky Kaushal headlining the title role, Emraan Hashmi starrer supernatural horror movie Dybbuk, the official remake of hit Malayalam Horror film - Ezra. Weaving in a hearty laugh with the second edition of Prime Video’s innovative stand-up comedy series One Mic Stand featuring another stellar line-up of unheard yet amusing guest comics. Adding to the Tamil language content offerings, the service will premiere the family drama Udanpirappe, a story of a family reunion starring Sasikumar and Jyothika and Suriya starrer murder mystery Jai Bhim. we’re here to make your day and, this festive season better: here’s unveiling all the latest and greatest to come ???? ???? pic.twitter.com/hiffSuZm8B — amazon prime video IN (@PrimeVideoIN) September 24, 2021 But there’s more to this binge-fest. Apart from blockbuster Indian tiles, Amazon Prime Video also brings to its viewers some of the most awaited and talked about international releases like Justin Bieber: Our World- a documentary that offers an inward look into the life of the global music star Justin Bieber, the teen horror drama I Know What You Did Last Summer, and Maradona: Blessed Dream- a special series based on the life of the all-time great football player Diego Armando Maradona on the service. Adding to the list is the Dev Patel starrer The Green Knight, a medieval fantasy retelling of the saga of Sir Gawain and the Green Knight. So, this festive season, head to Amazon Prime Video and make the most of festive binging with your family and friends.

    • FIR against The Kapil Sharma Show for showing actors consuming alcohol

      An FIR has been filed against the makers of The Kapil Sharma Show for showing actors consuming alcohol during a courtroom scene on the show. The complainant has accused the makers of disrespecting the court. Reportedly, the case was filed in the Shivpuri district and sessions Court in Madhya Pradesh by a lawyer named Suresh Dhakad. He claimed that the episode had objectionable scenes and was aired on April 21 on Sony TV. The case has been registered against the show host Kapil Sharma and Sony TV Director MP Singh under the OT Act and Excise Act. The matter will be heard on October 1. "In the courtroom scene, the co-star comes onstage with a bottle of liquor and urges other people to taste it. This scene outrages the dignity of the court. It should have also featured a statutory warning, which it did not," the lawyer told reporters. He said that earlier too the comedy show had aired offensive content like passing lewd comments about women. ALSO READ: Kapil Sharma teases Mohammad Kaif about his photo with Aishwarya Rai Bachchan on The Kapil Sharma Show

    • Kriti Sanon and Shanaya Kapoor become part of hair care & skincare products of Naturali brand

      The RP-Sanjiv Goenka Group announced the launch of ‘Naturali’ - a new age nature-inspired personal care brand. This new range of hair care & skincare products is first-of-its-kind backed by a SuperBlend technology that offers a combination of two modern, efficacious, natural ingredients like Avocado and Charcoal, Moringa and Avocado, Red Onion and Bhringaraj, Tea Tree & Avocado amongst others. The products are also free from harmful chemicals like Sulphates, Parabens, Formaldehyde, Phthalates & Mineral Oil, proving to be a better choice for consumers. First time ever, available at pocket-friendly price points, the offerings are a great value addition to the beauty routines of young Indians in quest of natural ingredients-based offerings that provide quick results. The brand has launched two TVC’s featuring Bollywood divas Kriti Sanon and Shanaya Kapoor, who represent the haircare and skincare categories, respectively. The brand films relay relatable instances of how women today don’t want to wait for good things in their life including fixing bad hair days or getting rid of persistent pimples. In special focus are existing natural-based products that are good for the hair and skin but are believed to take forever to show results. Naturali is all set to challenge this perception with its new natural ingredients-led formulation, which is super efficacious and delivers quick visible results, from the very first use. The Shampoo TVC has the Naturali Hair Fall Arrest variant showcasing the goodness of ingredients - Red Onion & Bhringraj and the Facewash TVC shows the Naturali Daily Purifying Face Wash with a SuperBlend™ of Tea Tree & Avocado to reduce pimples without over-drying the skin. The free from harmful chemicals proposition is further reinstilled in a youthful and engaging manner across both brand films. True to its core proposition, Naturali has added the good stuff in and deleted the bad ones. The shampoos, conditioners, face washes and the face cream have been designed keeping in mind the need for products that can complement the fast-paced lifestyle of the millennial and Gen Z consumers today. Speaking about the launch, Shashwat Goenka, Sector Head, Retail & FMCG said, ‘There has been a paradigm shift in how Indian consumers, especially the younger, more conscious generation, engage with beauty products today. They are looking for a holistic and transparent approach towards beauty and wellness that is result-oriented. However, despite there being a burgeoning rise in the demand for natural beauty products, the personal care ‘free from nasties’ segment is still underpenetrated in terms of mass, affordable players. And that’s where we come in - Naturali, a personal care brand infused with natural ingredients that are efficacious and free from harmful chemicals. The range is also available at pocket-friendly price points to the masses, a first for the segment.” He further added, ‘We are very glad to announce Kriti Sanon as the face of the Naturali haircare range while Shanaya Kapoor represents the skincare offerings. We are a new, bold, and trendy brand and we wanted to associate with individuals who could help bring out and advocate these values. Kriti and Shanaya are a perfect choice as both are young, vivacious, and personally, resonates with our natural first proposition.’ Sharing her thoughts on the association, hair care ambassador Kriti Sanon added, ‘I am extremely thrilled to be associating with Naturali hair care range that is infused with modern, trendy natural ingredients which are free from harmful chemicals. I have always been an ardent supporter of the ‘no nasties’ proposition when it comes to my haircare needs, hence this association came very naturally to me. Everyone knows that natural products are supposed to be good for you, but they are often believed to be slow in giving results. Naturali changes this, as the range has a unique SuperBlend™ of complimentary natural ingredients, that are optimized to give you quick visible results. As a woman myself, I strongly believe that no woman should never have to compromise especially with respect to her beauty choices. So, it is extremely fulfilling to see a brand that is not only good for you being free from harmful chemicals but also makes you look good.’ Speaking on the launch, upcoming Bollywood debutante and skincare ambassador Shanaya Kapoor said, ‘It is exhilarating to be associated with Naturali Skin care range. It’s a brand that I feel complements my personality and I’m sure, just like me, a lot of young women are going to instantly connect with it. It’s trendy, unapologetic, true to its claims, and most importantly takes charge. What resonated with me the most was the fresh take Naturali offers on nature-based skincare, the exciting ingredients - Avocado, Tea Tree, Red Raspberry coupled with the free from harmful chemicals promise. As someone who’s had to deal with her fair share of skin problems like pimples while growing up, I am certain this range is going to be very useful for girls out there and I can’t wait for them to try it out!’ Naturali products will be currently available in Delhi and Bangalore at general trade, modern trade and beauty outlets and will soon be present across the country on leading e-commerce websites. National launch in general trade and modern trade to follow. Here’s celebrating a brand, bringing to the public accessible natural care offerings that are modern, effective and add value to the haircare and skincare regimens of young Indians. ALSO READ: Shanaya Kapoor gets all glammed up in her Pajamas

    • Sonu Nigam launches journalist Faridoon Shahryar’s debut poetry collection, Dust of Sadness

      Bollywood Hungama journalist Faridoon Shahryar's debut poetry collection Dust of Sadness was launched by singer Sonu Nigam on Friday during an online event. The book is divided into two parts: 'Innocence In Search of Maturity' and 'Maturity In Search of An Escape'. The first part has poems penned by Faridoon between the ages of 17 and 21 and the second part has poems written by him between the ages of 37 and 42. During the online event, Sonu Nigam read a few lines from the book and said that he was impressed. Nigam also said that the poems were so impactful that one had to stop and think about the lines in the poem to understand the thoughts of the poet. The singer also said that Faridoon expresses like his father Shahryar saab and manifested works like his mother, who was an English professor. The foreword of Dust of Sadness has been written by actress Dia Mira. The book has been dedicated by Fariddon to his mother and has been published by Kavishala. Dust of Sadness has also been praised by Imtiaz Ali, Manoj Bajpayee, Rasika Dugal, and Sharib Hashmi. Meanwhile, Faridoon who has been writing in Urdu for a few years now says his next collection will most likely be in the Urdu language. ALSO READ: Shaan posts a workout picture with Sonu Nigam on his birthday, fans name them Shaan Cena and Sonu Reigns