Bigg Boss 14: Rakhi Sawant Walks Out With Rs. 14 Lakhs, Aly Goni Gets Voted Out

href=”author/shubanka-sridhar”>Shubanka Sridhar , 21 Feb 2021Rakhi Sawant; Aly Goni (Source: Instagram | @rakhisawant2511, @alygoni)

For all the Bigg Boss fans out there, the finale episode you’ve all been waiting for is here and it’s all kinds of exciting, nerve-wracking and bittersweet. Finales are always bittersweet given that there is only one winner, and someone needs to lose. But what’s a game if not that, amirite?

Bigg Boss 14 has been one mad ride full of drama, fights, controversies, arguments, entertainment and what not! In the course of it all, the contestants have all found a place in the hearts of their many fans. The top 5 contestants in the running for the trophy today included Rubina Dilaik, Rakhi Sawant, Aly Goni, Rahul Vaidya and Nikki Tamboli. And now, we just got news of the two most favourite players who had to bid the game adieu. One being the duper entertaining and controversial Rakhi and the other being everyone’s favourite, Aly.

Actor Riteish Deshmukh, who entered as one of the guests for the night, offered a contestant Rs. 14 Lakhs prize money to leave the show. Rakhi jumped at the offer and took it. Rakhi, who entered the season as a challenger, has been labelled the ‘original entertainer’ on the show by fans and the host of the show Salman Khan himself. Apart from the dirty fights she got herself into with her co-contestants and her turning into the 200-year-old spirit ‘Julie’, she has had an emotional journey on the show as well. She opened up about her husband, her childhood traumas and more on the show. She even said that her marriage was a scam and that she is set to break all ties with her husband once the show is over.

All Goni on the other hand was loved for being a the very good looking and balanced player – showing his sweet and aggressive side from time to time. And of course, for his romance with co-contestant Jasmin Bhasin. He also has had a roller-coaster journey on the show, entering as the wildcard contestant mid-season . Through the course of the show, he also realised his love for Jasmin, even proposing to marry her once they were out of the show. His breakdown while Jasmin was voted out of the show is one that will be remembered by fans for a long time, given it made even Salman tear up.

But in a game like this, there are winners and there have to be people who need to walk out. Now, we are left with Rubina, Rahul and Nikki in the top three! Now, here’s waiting to know who will take home the trophy.

6 Movies For When You Really Need A Pick-Me-Up

href=”author/mallika-jhaveri”>Mallika Jhaveri , 10 Feb 2021Deepika Padukone and Kalki

The world can be a hard, terrible and cruel place. Your job’s getting monotonous, your crush is ghosting you, season 2 of The Society got cancelled and the pandemic is still going strong. Amidst all this chaos we tend to go crazy. We become balls of stress and sometimes all we really need is a pick-me-up. All we need is to curl up in a blanket, grab some chocolate and lose ourselves in a in a classic feel-good movie. We all have that one movie (or movies) that instantly make us feel better even if we watch it for ten minutes or for the 1000th time. We recently had a conversation on Girl Tribe by MissMalini on movies that are like comfort blankets, and here are some of the movies that made the cut:

6 Movies For When You Really Need A Pick-Me-Up1. Jab We Met

The classic Shahid Kapoor and Kareena Kapoor Khan movie won the nation’s heart upon release. It completely romanticised the idea of “opposites attract” in the most comical and heart-warming way possible. We all wanted to hop onto a train to find our very own “angry man”, stay at a shady motel with him, take a road trip with him, get involved in extremely complicated lies, almost lose him but eventually spend the rest of our life with him. Jab We Met was full of hilarious scenes and witty one-liners and will always be the best pick-me-up movie!

2. Notting Hill

Young Hugh Grant as a witty, romantic and well-read bookstore owner? Yes please! Notting Hill was straight out of a fairy tale with it’s old British charms, pastel coloured houses and the perfect love story. It is the perfect remedy for when you’re feeling low because there is no mood so foul or day so terrible that a young Hugh Grant cannot fix. It’s a scientific fact!

3. Eat Pray Love

Julia Roberts going on a solo trip across countries to find herself and her spirituality was iconic. It made all of us want to empty out our savings and become globetrotters. Eat Pray Love is the ultimate pick-me-up movie and watching it for a few minutes is guaranteed to put you in a better mood!

4. Andaz Apna Apna

It’s over-the-top, way too slapstick, very extra, absolutely ridiculous, not very feminist and extremely entertaining. The classic Salman Khan and Aamir Khan duo making fools of themselves will turn your frown upside down (I had to use this line while writing about this movie, sorry not sorry). It will have you in splits within minutes and if laughing gives you abs, you will emerge with an 8-pack for sure.

5. Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani

The millenial favourite Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani can we re-watched over and over again without an ounce of boredom. Everything about the movie right from the Manali trek, Aditi‘s giant wedding, Naina‘s heartbreak (both times), extreme alcoholism and every single shot of Bunny (literally every single one) will make you feel good, warm and cozy. Whether you watch it for Instagram captions or to drool over Aditya Roy Kapoor, YJHD is the best pick-me-up to every exist.

6. Shrek

Need I really explain this? Do I really need to tell you why Shrek is not only the best pick-me-up but also possibly the greatest movie to ever exist? Do I really need to? Really?

Which is your pick-me-up movie? Share it with us in the comments below!

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7 Reasons Why Ricky L. Pond Is The Bollywood Dad We All Need

href=”author/kavisha-mody”>Kavisha Mody , 09 Feb 2021Ricky L. Pond (Source: Instagram | @ricky.pond)

If you surf the internet then you probably know who Ricky Pond is! These days, you might never know who can catch the eye of the netizens and become a viral sensation online. Recently it’s the videos of an American dad dancing to Bollywood songs that are making rounds on the internet. Ricky Pond is a Washington based dadfluencer who makes incredible dance videos on Indian tracks and posts them on Instagram. He currently has more than 237k followers on Instagram and is a dad to 4 kids. NGL, over these past few days, we have been hooked to his jhatkas and thumkas! At this point, we are certain that he dances on Hindi tracks like no other and he is exactly the kind of Bollywood dad we all need in our lives! Keep scrolling to find out what makes him so special.

Here we go!1. His Garba moves are stronger than yours

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Watching Ricky shake a leg on Darshan Raval‘s Kamariya is nothing but epic! Let us tell you one thing if Ricky ever attends any Garba night in Mumbai or Gujarat, he’s surely gonna set the floor on fire. PS: We really gotta learn some moves from him!

2. Hrithik Roshan who?

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Honestly, Ricky here is giving the king of dance some serious competition! 😛 This song is quite famous for its classic hook-step and Ricky knocked this ball out of the park with his rendition. We absolutely love watching his videos not only ‘cuz he dances well but also because he is always in a positive and happy spirit.

3. He’d kill at a Punjabi wedding

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A wedding is not complete until Panju uncles step on the dance floor and show everyone their lit moves. However, we are pretty sure if Ricky attended a Punjabi wedding, he would set the stage on fire with his awesome bhangra. He’s exactly the kind of entertaining Bollywood dad we all need in our lives. Can you imagine how amazing it would be to party with him? 😛

4. Ricky loves to dance with his kids

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This video looks like a full-blown Sangeet choreography and we are loving it! It’s so adorable to watch Ricky involve his lil’ munchkins in his dance videos. Tbh, all of them dance so well, it makes me wanna try out a family dance video too.

5. He knows all iconic steps

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Up until this time, I always thought that no one could ever do this iconic step better than Salman Khan but Ricky is here giving him some serious competition! Can I just say how cute he looks while recreating classic hook-steps? I am certain that he knows more about Bollywood than most of the people out there.

6. Ricky gives viral trends his own twist

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After the release of Scam 1992, almost all of us in the country were bopping our heads to this catchy theme song. Little did we know that even people in the west were grooving to it! Ricky jumped on to the India Vs US meme trend and gave it an awesome twist of his own. We love how he is so updated with all viral trends.

7. He knows how to dress for the occasion

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First of all, we all love this song because Chammak Chalo is not just a song, its a vibe! Secondly, can we please talk about their desi attire and how they look absolutely amazing? We can’t get over how he and his wife are truly enjoying the music. Surely with a household like theirs, there’s never a dull moment!

While there are so many videos of Ricky Pond that we absolutely love, these have to be our favourites! It’s amazing to watch him understand so much about our Indian culture and enjoy the spirit of our favourite Bollywood tracks. He is indeed the filmy dad we all need in our lives. Which song would you like to watch Ricky Pond dance on? Tell us in comments below!

Also, don’t forget to follow @missmalinitrending to know more about your favourite influencers and content creators.

Salman Khan Might Start Shooting For Tiger 3 In Istanbul

href=”author/pallavi-manoj”>Pallavi Manoj , 08 Feb 2021Salman Khan and Katrina Kaif | ( Source: Instagram | @katrinakaif)

Salman Khan has been busy catching up on all the shoots that he missed out during the lockdown, much like everyone else in the entertainment industry. The superstar has already completed two films, namely, Radhe: Your Most Wanted Bhai and Antim: The Final Truth. The third one that Salman was slated to do was the third part of the Tiger franchise but due to its much more lavish scale, it seems to be taking some time to go on floors. The actor was supposed to kick off the shoot for the same in March, and while director Maneesh Sharma is still trying his best to stick to the schedule, he might make a few tweaks to the original plan. The makers who were planning to start shooting the movie in UAE may now be shot in Istanbul instead.

Aditya Chopra, the producer of the film has been rethinking the location as there is a spurt in Covid cases in the UAE. A trade source revealed to Mid-Day that the pre-production for the movie has already begun and the producer wants the film to start shooting on time, but since the UAE is facing a spike in cases, Maneesh and Aditya are discussing the possibility of shooting in Turkey with Salman first and then doing the rest of the movie. Salman has already given his dates to the movie in bulk. The team has already done their recce in the UAE and the makers have already deployed a small team to Istanbul to score the location. They are currently just waiting for feedbacks from these teams to make a decision.

Salman will reportedly sport a lean look in the movie and resume his role as RAW (Research & Analysis Wing) agent Avinash Singh Rathore alongside Katrina Kaif.

Bigg Boss 14: Salman Khan Asks Rakhi Sawant To Leave The Show

href=”author/shubanka-sridhar”>Shubanka Sridhar , 06 Feb 2021Salman Khan, Rakhi Sawant (Source: Instagram | @beingsalmankhan, @rakhisawant2511)

In the Bigg Boss episodes nowadays, more often than not, we get to see one or the other contestant lock horns with each other, throw allegations on each other and much more.

Recently, we saw Rakhi Sawant get into an argument with Rubina Dilaik and Abhinav Shukla where she commented on their game and how they needed challengers to come save them on the show. This angered Rubina and she poured water on Rakhi. She also got into a fight with Nikki Tamboli regarding kitchen work and makeup.

In the promo of today’s Weekend Ka Vaar episode, we see Salman Khan speak to Rakhi and keep the main door of the Bigg Boss house open for her. He warns her saying that in the name of entertainment, if she doesn’t stop crossing the line with the others in the house, she will have to walk out of the show.

He is seen screaming at all the housemates for their behaviour on the show. He points out how Nikki Tamboli used the word ‘Lokhandwala‘ on Rakhi and says, “Lokhandwala, tum kahan Chaand se aage ho (Like you have come from the moon)”. He then asks Rakhi to have a talk with him in the theatre where he warns her on her actions. He says that he has always supported her. But with her throwing allegations, questioning others characters and other things, he says they don’t need such entertainment.

We see Rakhi in shock, while the other contestants are also equally shocked. Now, it will be interesting to see how she reacts and how the show progresses forward.

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Salman Khan Announces The Theatrical Release Of Radhe: Your Most Wanted Bhai On Eid 2021

href=”author/avya-sharma”>Avya Sharma , 19 Jan 2021The cast of Radhe: Your Most Wanted Bhai (Source: Instagram | @beingsalmankhan)

Here is a piece of good news for all the Salman Khan fans! The actor had been requested by the Theatre Exhibitors Association from across the country for a theatrical release of his upcoming film, Radhe: Your Most Wanted Bhai, the rights for which are owned by ZEE, as they all felt that Salman Khan’s film could help them all recover from the financial loss that theatres had suffered due to the pandemic. Now, the actor has confirmed that his much-awaited film is all set to hit the theatres this Eid.

The megastar took to his social media and shared—

“Sorry it has taken me a long time to revert to all the theatre owners… It’s a big decision to make during these times. I understand the financial problems that the theatre owners/exhibitors are going through and I would like to help them by releasing Radhe in theatres. In return I would expect them to take utmost amount of care and precautions for the audience who would come to the theatre to watch Radhe. The commitment was of EID and it will be Eid 2021 inshallah. Enjoy Radhe this year in theatres on Eid.. God willing..”

Have a look at the post here—

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Salman has also urged everyone to take all safety precautions necessary while going out to the theatres and consider their safety the top priority.

The film directed by Prabhudeva also stars Disha Patani, Jackie Shroff, Zarina Wahab and Randeep Hooda in pivotal roles. Radhe is co-produced by Salman Khan, Sohail Khan and Atul Agnihotri under the banners Salman Khan Films, Sohail Khan Productions, and Reel Life Production.

I am super excited about this one! What about you guys?

Randeep Hooda Begins Shoot For His Debut Web Series ‘Inspector Avinash’

href=”author/shubanka-sridhar”>Shubanka Sridhar , 15 Jan 2021Randeep Hooda (Source: Twitter | @randeephooda)

Randeep Hooda is one actor who is always surprising us with every role that he takes up. While he has amazed us with his performances in his films, he is all set to star in his debut web series very soon!

Yes, Randeep is gearing up to play the role of a real-life cop in the series that is titled ‘Inspector Avinash’. The series is based on the real-life cop named Avinash Mishra who tackled criminal activities in Uttar Pradesh heroically.

The series is set to be directed by Neerraj Pathak. The series went on floors today and the production house, Jio Studios shared the news on their social media with a picture of the cast on set.

The series also features Mahesh Manjrekar, Urvashi Rautela, Rajneesh Duggal, Freddy Daruwala, Govind Namdev, Adhyayan Suman, Amit Sial, Priyanka Bose and Abhimanyu Singh.

Check out the post:

Katte bahut dekh liye, ab sarkari bandook ki garmi dikhayenge! Reporting on duty from today #InspectorAvinash @RandeepHooda with #maheshmanjrekar @UrvashiRautela #RajneeshDuggal @Freddydaruwala #GovindNamdev @priyankabose20 @AdhyayanSsuman @amit_sial #AbhimanyuSingh

— Jio Studios (@jiostudios) January 15, 2021

Now this is a star-studded series I am totally looking forward to!

On the work front, Randeep also has Salman Khan‘s Radhe: Your Most Wanted Bhai in the pipeline where he plays the antagonist. Apart from this, he will be seen in Balwinder Singh Janjua‘s comedy Unfair and Lovely, alongside Ileana D’Cruz.

Varun Dhawan & Salman Khan To Shoot A Song For The Film Antim

href=”author/pallavi-manoj”>Pallavi Manoj , 09 Jan 2021Varun Dhawan and Salman Khan (Source: Instagram | @varundvn)

It’s always a great when we get to hear that two crowd favourite actors are going to be seen together on screen. This time it’s going to be a Salman Khan and Varun Dhawan collaboration. No it’s not for a full length feature film, but the two will be seen shaking a leg for Aayush Sharma‘s movie Antim.

According to a report in Bollywood Hungama, the makers wanted a dance number and needed a top actor to join Salman for the song. Salman immediately called up VD and ofcourse the younge actor gave his dates immediately. The dance number is said to be a full on desi one.

Turns out Aayush Sharma won’t be featured in the song. This will be the first time Varun and Salman are seen together in a song. The actors have already started rehearsals for the dance number. Salman had made a guest appearance in VD’s Judwaa 2.

A teaser of Antim had been released a few days ago. The movie also featured Mahima Makwana.

Bhagyashree Says She Refused Maine Pyaar Kiya Seven Times Before Accepting It

href=”author/shubanka-sridhar”>Shubanka Sridhar , 05 Jan 2021Bhagyashree (Source: Instagram |

Maine Pyaar Kiya! was a classic romance of its time. This 1989 film was Sooraj Barjatya‘s directorial debut starring Salman Khan in his first leading role as Prem and it was the film that introduced us to Bhagyashree a.k.a Suman. Now, Prem and Suman went on to win many hearts post the release of the film, but did you know that Bhagyashree actually turned down the offer multiple times before she actually came on board?

In a conversation with Mumbai Mirror, the actress spoke about how Sooraj Barjatya met her several times to narrate the script, Though she liked the story, she had no plans of acting and denied his offer with a heavy heart each time. She says that she had dreams of studying abroad then. But, not being able to come up with an excuse the eighth time around, she finally gave her nod to do the film.

She states that if he had gone to the big names in the industry then like Madhuri Dixit or Sridevi and been rejected by them, then it would have been understandable. She was still a newbie and very much apprehensive about being in front of the camera. She jokes that she was always the one who was the tree in school plays because she was terrified of facing an audience. But Bhagyashree says that when she finally did agree to film, she fell in love with the profession.

Soon after Maine Pyaar Kiya, Bhagyashree married Himalaya Dassani in 1990. Speaking about him, she says that she married him after she became a sensation post Maine Pyaar Kiya! and says that her fans must have been cursing him throughout for “whisking her away from Bollywood”.

Now, she is all set to star in Prabhas’ PAN-Indian film Radhe Shyam and I sure can’t wait to see her in it!

Arbaaz Khan, Sohail & Son Nirvaan Khan Sent To Institutional Quarantine For Breaking COVID-19 Rules

href=”author/shubanka-sridhar”>Shubanka Sridhar , 05 Jan 2021Arbaaz Khan, Sohail Khan, Nirvaan Khan (Source: @arbaazkhanofficial, @sohailkhanofficial, @seemakhan76)

Given the new strain of virus that has alerted all countries globally, safety protocols and guidelines have been implemented. This includes mandatory institutional quarantine of 14 days — 7 days in an institution with an RT PCR test and the rest can be home quarantine. Passengers travelling from the UK and the Middle-Eastern countries have especially been instructed to follow this. But, seems like Sohail Khan, his brother Arbaaz Khan and son Nirvaan Khan might have skipped that, leading them in some trouble.

The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) launched a complaint against this trio and now there is an FIR that has been registered under their name at the Khar Police Station under the Epidemic Act, 1897 and Disaster Management Act 2005 for violating the COVID-19 guidelines.

Brothers Sohail and Arbaaz returned from UAE on December 25th and informed the airport authorities that they will be staying at Taj Lands End. But after an enquiry by a civic body, it was found that they cancelled their bookings and went home. Sohail’s son Nirvaan is said to have returned on 30th of December and also dodged the quarantine.

Arbaaz and Sohail were also present at brother Salman Khan‘s birthday celebrations that took place on 27th December and officials are now thinking of doing a contact tracing to make sure everyone from the party is doing safe.

The three are now quarantining at Taj Lands End post which they will take a RT PCR test .

Katrina Kaif’s Retro Cartoon Tee Leaves Us Feeling Extra Nostalgic

href=”author/nelly-wadia”>Nelly Wadia , 19 Aug 2020Katrina Kaif | (Source: Instagram | @katrinakaif)

Katrina Kaif was born in Hong Kong and moved around with her family quite a bit before settling in London. The actress received her very first modelling assignment as a teenager and soon began to actively pursue it as a career. Filmmaker, Kaizad Gustad spotted Katrina at a fashion show in London and decided to cast her in Boom. Since then, Katrina has been an unstoppable force in the industry with some of the highest-grossing films like Ek Tha Tiger, Dhoom 3 and Bang Bang! in her kitty.

On the work front, Kat’s last released movie Bharat with Salman Khan is an adaptation of the South Korean film Ode to My Father. She’s gearing up for Rohit Shetty‘s action film Sooryavanshi with Akshay Kumar that has been postponed due to COVID-19. Recently we saw photos of another one of her upcoming films with Ishaan Khatter and Siddhant Chaturvedi titled Phone Bhoot.

Here’s a closer look at Katrina’s retro and classic outfit that is giving us all those nostalgic vibes:

Firstly, I have to say; Katrina’s legs shiny and fit as hell. She seems to be lounging on a window sill with french windows looking happy, shiny and fresh. So apart from looking entirely cute and like a snack, Katrina is tugging at our heartstrings with her white Tom & Jerry tee. 80 years later and it seems like Reebok has paid a tribute to our favourite cat and mouse of all time. If your childhood isn’t filled with memories or Tom chasing and tormenting Jerry then you, my friend have certainly missed out on a major chunk of humour.

Katrina pairs her classic white cartoon tee with a pair of shorts with frayed edges and another Rebook classic—The Classic Leather Legacy shoe. The shoe is an amalgamation of the late ‘70s and early ‘80s Aztec, a running shoe from 1979 and the Classic Leather, an athleisure shoe from 1983. It bears an old, heritage soul but in the form of a new shoe reimagined for millennials. In short, it is the past perfected into an effortless silhouette and easy to wear lifestyle shoe with a whole lot of colour and retro feels. This entire look personifies a summer vibe and screams of summer staples that women need in their closet.

Love the natural makeup and free-flowing beachy hair, perfect for a loungy outfit like this.

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Try to be a rainbow in someone else’s cloud, your legacy is every life you touch 🧡 #writeyourlegacy ✏️🧡 Wearing my new #ClassicLeatherLegacy from @reebokclassicindia. An effortless and easy-to-wear retro-running inspired lifestyle shoe, with a whole lotta color 💙 Get your pair on or at select Reebok stores.

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An act of kindness:

I feel like the actress also deserves a shootout for lending financial support to about 100 dancers. The dancers used this aid to start small businesses like tiffin services, beauty services and selling homemade chocolates. Isn’t that exactly the proof we need to believe that good people exist and good things can continue to happen?

What do you think of Katrina’s look?  Let me know in the comments below.

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Salman Khan’s ‘Radhe: Your Most Wanted Bhai’ To Reportedly Release Around Republic Day 2021

href=”author/avya-sharma”>Avya Sharma , 05 Aug 2020The cast of Radhe: Your Most Wanted Bhai (Source: Instagram | @beingsalmankhan)

Salman Khan who has been residing in his Panvel farmhouse ever since the lockdown was announced, now seems to be wanting to get back to work. The actor who had been working on Radhe: Your Most Wanted Bhai when the pandemic struck and brought all the shooting to halt. Hence, when Salman will get back to work, this action entertainer will be his first project to complete.

The Prabhu Deva helmed film was supposed to release during Eid 2020, however now that it has been postponed, the makers are now looking to release the film around Republic Day 2021. According to a report by Mumbai Mirror, the source revealed that—

Around 10 days of shoot still remains. Now, they are contemplating letting go of a song which is not integral to the narrative. Salman is still at his farm and looking to resume work on Radhe in October or November. It’s a big screen entertainer, so the makers are in no hurry to release the film. If they can get back to action in the next two-three months, they will target the Republic Day weekend. If they miss that, their next consideration will be Eid 2021.

Produced by Salman Khan, Sohail Khan and Atul Agnihotri, the film stars Salman Khan, Jackie Shroff, Randeep Hooda and Disha Patani. 

‘Sushant’s Death Pushed Me To Speak Up’ — Abhay Deol On Bollywood’s Lobbying Culture

href=”author/avya-sharma”>Avya Sharma , 24 Jun 2020

Abhay Deol (Source: Instagram | @abhaydeol)

Sushant Singh Rajput‘s sudden demise by suicide has created a furore in Bollywood. It has re-ignited the discussion of nepotism, favouritism and lobby culture in the entertainment industry. Many artists came forward to share their stories on social media. Only recently, filmmaker Abhinav Kashyap slammed Salman Khan and his family for sabotaging his career. Similarly, actress Raveena Tandon spoke her mind on dirty politics in Bollywood. Actor Abhay Deol has also spoken about the same on his Instagram feed.

If you have been noticing Abhay Deol’s Instagram feed, you must have seen the actor putting up pictures of his earlier films and sharing a story behind each of them. Interestingly, all the posts include a common hashtag which reads, #makingwhatbollywouldnt.

Speaking to HT, the actor said:

Sushant’s death definitely sort of pushed me to speak up a little bit. But, this isn’t my first time speaking up. In the past, I’ve taken on the biggest. I’m sorry it took someone’s death to wake everybody up. But I’m glad that people have taken note and they want to be heard. They’re asking for a change not just from the outside of the industry but even from the inside.

Talking about his Instagram posts, he shared:

I felt this was a good way to bring attention to these movies. Being non-formulaic, they didn’t have enough funds for marketing or a big release. So, not a lot of people are aware of them. I believe they are good and that would be entertaining even today.

Substantiating on the catchy hashtag, Abhay says:

The ones I selected for this particular hashtag are the ones that were the most difficult to make and even tougher to release.

However, Abhay’s Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara post garnered a lot of attention. The actor wrote about the covert and overt ways in which people lobby against you in the Hindi film industry and how he doesn’t subscribe to Bollywood awards.

‘If Not For Salman, I Don’t Know How We And Our Families Would Have Survived’ — FWICE President, BN Tiwari

href=”author/avya-sharma”>Avya Sharma , 20 Jun 2020

Salman Khan

The nationwide lockdown due to COVID-19 led to a lot of financial issues among people of the country including workers from the entertainment industry.

Our B-Town stars are doing their best during these trying times. Salman Khan has been taking charge and providing people with food supplies, other necessities and financial aid too.

Shedding some light on how the actor has been supporting the people of his industry, BN Tiwari, President of the Federation of Western India Cine Employees(FWICE) said:

We had given him the final list of 25,000 workers so far, who were in dire need of financial help. He has been transferring the money to them in instalments as he doesn’t want people to misuse it. We are thankful to him for helping our workers. If not for Salman, I don’t know how we and our families would have survived.

Apart from providing food supplies to multiple villages around his farmhouse, the actor also recently donated 1 lakh bottles of his newly launched brand — FRSH hand sanitisers — for the Mumbai Police. Salman is currently in quarantine at his Panvel farmhouse but is trying in his best capacity to help as many people as he can in these hard times.

Kudos to Salman Khan for such a kind gesture!

Sohail Khan Files Defamation Case Against Filmmaker Abhinav Kashyap

href=”author/avya-sharma”>Avya Sharma , 18 Jun 2020

Sohail Khan and Abhinav Kashyap (Source: Facebook and Instagram | @AbhinavSinghKashyap @sohailkhanofficial)

Filmmaker Abhinav Kashyap recently launched a fierce attack on Salman Khan and his family. The director, who rose to fame after his blockbuster hit ‘Dabangg‘, shared an explosive post on Facebook. He accused Salman Khan and his family of sabotaging his career and spoke openly about many issues. Now, according to a report, Salman’s brother Sohail Khan has filed a defamation case against Abhinav.

When Bombay Times reached out to Salim Khan for his response, he said—

Ji haan, humne hi sab kharab kiya hai na. Aap pehle jaake unki filmey dekhiye phir hum baat karte hai. Unhone mera naam daala hai na unki statement mein. Unhe shayad mere pitaji ka naam nahi pata. Unka naam hai Rashid Khan. Unhe hamaare dadaon aur pardadaon ke naam bhi daalne dijiye. Let him do whatever he wants, I am not going to waste time in reacting to what he says.

Meanwhile, Arbaaz Khan told the publication that he had already taken legal action against the filmmaker before his post went up.

Have a look at Abhinav Kashyap’s Facebook post here—

My appeal to the Government to launch a detailed investigation. Rest in peace Sushant Singh Rajput… Om Shanti.. But…

Posted by Abhinav Singh Kashyap on Monday, June 15, 2020

In his post, Abhinav also spoke about the planning plotting of talent managers and production houses in Bollywood. He said, “These people don’t make careers. They ruin your career and life.” 

Abhinav Singh Kashyap, who is also filmmaker Anurag Kashyap‘s brother, last helmed the movie Besharam in 2013.

Karan Johar Unfollows Many Accounts On Twitter; Now Follows Only 4 Celebrities

href=”author/shubanka-sridhar”>Shubanka Sridhar , 18 Jun 2020

Karan Johar; his following list on Twitter (Source: Instagram, Twitter | @karanjohar)

There has been a huge uproar against the Bollywood industry on social media post the sudden death of Sushant Singh Rajput. Audiences are voicing their anger against nepotism in the industry, which many are claiming, Sushant was a victim of. A video of Karan Johar and Alia Bhatt talking about Sushant from an old Koffee With Karan episode went viral recently, causing people to start a boycott movement against. Not just this, there is a case filed against Dharma Productions, Salman Khan, Sanjay Leela Bhansali and Ekta Kapoor now in relation to this suicide.

Alia has lost more than 500k followers, while Karan has lost more than a lakh as a result of this protest. Karan in turn unfollowed a lot of people on his Twitter today. Now, he now follows only 8 accounts on his social media. This includes only three actors, namely — Amitabh Bachchan, Shah Rukh Khan and Akshay Kumar. Other than that, he follows Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Dharma Production handles.

Have a look:Karan Johar’s ‘Following’ List on Twitter (Source: Twitter | @karanjohar)

Karan was one of the first ones to take to his social media to mourn the death of Sushant. But, his post got a lot of hate as people said felt he wasn’t genuine.

Have a look at his post:

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I blame myself for not being in touch with you for the past year….. I have felt at times like you may have needed people to share your life with…but somehow I never followed up on that feeling…will never make that mistake again…we live in very energetic and noisy but still very isolated times …some of us succumb to these silences and go within…we need to not just make relationships but also constantly nurture them….Sushants unfortunate demise has been a huge wake up call to me …to my level of compassion and to my ability to foster and protect my equations…..I hope this resonates with all of you as well….will miss your infectious smile and your bear hug ….💔💔💔

A post shared by Karan Johar (@karanjohar) on Jun 14, 2020 at 4:07am PDT

Sushant Singh Rajput Was Offered Four Sanjay Leela Bhansali Films

href=”author/pallavi-manoj”>Pallavi Manoj , 18 Jun 2020

Sushant Singh Rajput and Sanjay Leela Bhansali (Source: Instagram | @sushantsinghrajput)

The untimely demise of actor Sushant Singh Rajput has the whole country shocked. Along with grief, there are a lot of speculations as to why the actor took a drastic step like suicide. Many across the internet are pointing figures and Bollywood bigwigs and nepotism camps that only support star kids to grow within the industry. Many big director-producer/actor names like Karan Johar, Sanjay Leela Bhansali, Ekta Kapoor, and Salman Khan have come under the scanner and even a case has been filed against them for reportedly pushing the actor over the ledge.

While Ekta expressed her concern with such convoluted theories on her Instagram and reminded people that she had in fact given Sushant his big break by launching him, the others have chosen to remain silent. Not just this now reports say that Ekta and Sushant always admired each other and were really good friends.

But a new report in Bollywood Hungama suggests that Sanjay Leela Bhansali and Sushant shared a fond relationship. In fact, he was offered an SLB movie four different times. But it was due to date issues that things didn’t materialize. It suggested that both of them were fond of each other and their work.

The source also reminded that Sushant had even supported the director through the Padmaavat controversy bu taking a strong stand against the violence and even dropping Rajput from his name.

The Mumbai police is currently investigating the actor’s suicide and is questioning family and friends for the same.

Ekta Kapoor Is Upset Over An FIR Launched Against Her On Sushant Singh Rajput’s Death

href=”author/pallavi-manoj”>Pallavi Manoj , 17 Jun 2020

Ekta Kapoor and Sushant Singh Rajput (Source: Instagram | @ektarkapoor, and @sushantsinghrajput)

Collectively and individually many of us are still in shock and can’t seem to get over Sushant Singh Rajput‘s untimely death. There have been many speculations regarding his death, but recent police statements confirm that he was severely depressed and taking medications for it after they found prescriptions for the same in his apartment. But many others are pointing fingers towards big Bollywood directors and producers for bullying and boycotting Sushant. Back in February, a twitter handle run by Kamaal R Khan, @KRKBOXOFFICE tweeted saying that some industry bigwigs had decided to boycott Sushant.

Take a look:

According to our sources #Dharma #SajidNadiadwala #YRF #TSeries #SalmanKhan #DineshVijan #Balaji have banned #sushantsinghRajput! So now he can do web series or TV serials only. Superb!!

— KRKBOXOFFICE (@KRKBoxOffice) February 27, 2020

In the light of Sushant’s sudden death, this tweet has garnered more attention. Moreover, Anurag Kashyap‘s brother Abhinav Kashyap also took to his social media to request the government to look into his death while revealing that his career was destroyed by the Salman Khan family. With all of this, the debates around nepotism and the treatment of outsiders have been at an all-time high. Now, an advocate Sudhir Kumar Ojha has gone one step further and filed a criminal case against the owners of all these production houses. A case has been filed against Karan Johar, Salman Khan, Ekta Kapoor, and Sanjay Leela Bhansali. The complaint mentions that Sushant was removed from around seven films and some of his films were not released which is what made him take such an extreme step.

Ekta, one of the many whose name has been involved in the case took to her Instagram to express how upset she was with this especially because she launched the actor. She said she can’t believe how convoluted theories can turn out to be and asked people to let his family mourn in peace.

Take a look at the post below:

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Thanku for the case for not casting sushi….when Actually I LAUNCHED HIM. I’m beyond upset at how convoluted theories can b! [email protected] family n frns mourn in peace! Truth [email protected] CANNOT BELIEVE THIS!!!!! credit: @jagranenglishnews… A police case has been filed against eight people including Bollywood directors @karanjohar, Sanjay Leela Bhansali and @ektarkapoor along with actor @beingsalmankhan in connection with the death of actor Sushant Singh Rajput, news agency ANI reported on Wednesday . "In the complaint, I have alleged that Sushant Singh Rajput was removed from around seven films and some of his films were not released. Such a situation was created which forced him to take the extreme step," Advocate Sudhir Kumar Ojha was quoted as saying . . . #sushantsinghrajput #sushantsinghrajputdeath #sushantsinghrajpurrip #jagranenglish #instawithjagranenglish #ripsushantsinghrajputsir💔🙏 #ripsushant #ripsushantsinghrajput🙏 #ripsushantsinghrajput💔 #ripsushantsinghrajput🙏🙏 #ripsushantsinghrajput #sushantnomore #salmankhan #salmankhanfans #salmankhanswag #salmankhanmerijaan #salmankhanfilms #salman #salmankhanfanclub #salmankhanfc #karanjohar #karanjoharfilm #karanjoharupdates #karanjoharfan

A post shared by Erk❤️rek (@ektarkapoor) on Jun 17, 2020 at 1:26am PDT

Many from the industry commented on the post saying how ridiculous this was and how she had made their careers. Many gave Ekta hope saying that truth shall prevail.

Anurag Kashyap Reacts To His Brother Abhinav Kashyap Calling Out Salman Khan

href=”author/pallavi-manoj”>Pallavi Manoj , 16 Jun 2020

Abhinav Kashyap and Anurag Kashyap (Source: Facebook | @askashyap and Instagram @anuragkashyap)

Anurag Kashyap‘s younger brother and director Abhinav Kashyap recently wrote quite an explosive post on his Facebook regarding Sushant Singh Rajput‘s death. In the long note written in the light of Sushant’s untimely death, he calls out Salman Khan and family for being bullies not just to Sushant but to him as well. For those of you who are unaware, Abhinav debuted as a director with Dabangg. In his open letter, he details how Arbaaz Khan and Sohail Khan tried to take control of his career and bullied him ever since.

Take a look at the post below:

My appeal to the Government to launch a detailed investigation. Rest in peace Sushant Singh Rajput… Om Shanti.. But…

Posted by Abhinav Singh Kashyap on Monday, June 15, 2020

As you can imagine this post went viral on social media and people were scrambling to ask Abhinav’s elder brother who is equally opinionated on what he thought about this revelation his brother had made. Anurag who revealed that many members of the media called him to ask him about the same, but took to Twitter to answer and asked everyone to consider it as his quote.

Take a look:

For the media calling me and people who want to ask , treat this as my statement. “More than two years ago , Abhinav had told me clearly to stay out of his business and it’s not my place to comment on anything he says or does.“ Thank You

— Anurag Kashyap (@anuragkashyap72) June 16, 2020

After all of this many were worried for Abhinav’s safety after he put out the post. And he took to Facebook to address these concerns and even said that if anything were to happen to him now everyone would know who was responsible for the same.

Take a look:

A lot of people are showing concern about my safety. Some concern is genuine, some fake. Either ways, I have done what I…

Posted by Abhinav Singh Kashyap on Monday, June 15, 2020

He ended the note by saying he was calling out the Salman Khan family because they had wronged him and whoever else is fighting a similar battle also should stand up for themselves.

COVID-19: Shahid Kapoor Supports Background Dancers By Transferring Funds To Their Accounts

href=”author/shubanka-sridhar”>Shubanka Sridhar , 10 Jun 2020

Shahid Kapoor (Source: Instagram | @shahidkapoor)

A lot of people in the film industry have been affected by the complete shutdown of operations over the past three months. From daily-wage workers to theatre owners, everyone who depended on daily functioning of the film industry have been deeply affected. A lot of actors and personalities including Shah Rukh Khan, Salman Khan and Amitabh Bachchan have come forward and extended their support to their fellow colleagues in the industry. The latest being actor Shahid Kapoor.

According to a Times Of India report, the Kaminey actor has extended his support the background dancers community by transferring funds to their account. As they depended on film shoots every month for their bread and butter, this has been a tough time for them financially. Shahid has worked with these dancers from his debut film Ishq Vishq to his latest film, and chose over 40 dancers who are in a tough situation and is going to support them until things are back to normal.

He is also supporting around 20 dancers each from choreographers Bosco and Caesar‘s troupes and Ahmed Khan‘s troupes.

This is a great initiative, Shahid. Kudos to you.

The actor is currently quarantining with his family in Punjab. He was last seen in Kabir Singh and was shooting for his film Jersey before the lockdown.

Salman Khan To Recite A Poem In Satish Kaushik’s Movie ‘Kaagaz’

href=”author/avya-sharma”>Avya Sharma , 04 Jun 2020

Satish Kaushik and Salman Khan

Actor and director Satish Kaushik not only has superstar Salman Khan as the presenter of his upcoming movie, but also got the Dabangg actor to recite a poem in the film. Satish Kaushik will be wearing the director’s hat after his 2014 movie Gang Of Ghosts.

According to a report by IANS, Satish said —

Salman has recited a very good poem in the film, which comes in the beginning and at the end of the film. It is a great poem written by Aseem Ahmed Abbasi. Salman had recited it so well that we decided to make a video also for promotion. It is based on the theme of ‘Kaagaz’ — how ‘kaagaz’ (paper) is important in our lives.

The movie, starring Pankaj Tripathi, was scheduled to release in May. But due to the COVID-19 situation, he has to now wait for the right time to release the movie.

He said:

After the lockdown is lifted, I am going to take it easy. You have to follow certain rules and take safety measures. But yes, I have lots of work on my platter. My dream project ‘Kaagaz’ is already complete. Little work on the post-production is left. It was supposed to release on May 15, but it was not possible so I am going to wait.

The director also added, “I am going to come up with a plan on how to release it and go about it. When the theatre is going to open…I am going to wait for that. My whole concentration will be on that apart from acting assignments”.

The movie is being produced by Salman Khan and Karan Johar under the banner Salman Khan Films and Dharma Productions. It is based on the real-life story of Mritak Lal Bihari, an Indian farmer and activist. The movie also stars Monal Gajjar and Amar Upadhyay. 

Well, we can’t wait for the movie to hit the screens!