Ranbir Kapoor May Star In The Sequel Of PK

href=”author/avya-sharma”>Avya Sharma , 22 Feb 2021Poster of PK

PK was released in 2014 and became a hit at the box-office in no time. Starring Aamir Khan and Anushka Sharma in the lead roles, the film received a good response from the audience and the critics. But what further made the viewers all excited was its climax scene which showed none other than Ranbir Kapoor making a cameo appearance in the film. This led to rumours about the making of a possible sequel of PK.

Well, these speculations are true as the producer of the film, Vidhu Vinod Chopra has confirmed the possibility of the same! According to reports, the filmmaker revealed that they will make a sequel. He further added about how they had shown Ranbir’s character at the end of the movie and said that there is a tale to tell about it. However, the producer also said that writer Abhijat Joshi has not yet penned the script yet.

For the unversed, PK was helmed by Rajkumar Hirani and also starred late Sushant Singh Rajput and Sanjay Dutt in key roles. In the film, Aamir played the character of an alien who lands on Earth and loses his device aka ‘remoteva’ that helps him to get back to his planet.

Sara Ali Khan Puts A Modern Twist On A Victorian Style Blouse

href=”author/nelly-wadia”>Nelly Wadia , 19 Feb 2021Sara Ali Khan

We often spot Sara Ali Khan around the city. She is amongst the top photographed and is always well-dressed. Most times we see her in salwar sets and relaxed kurta styles. And every now and then she throws a curveball our way with a look that completely surprises us. The star experiments quite a bit with colour and styles for promotional events but likes to keep it simple and classy on her personal days. In fact, we spot her in gym wear almost every day.

On the work front, Sara is not too many films old just yet but there’s more to see of her for sure. She even won the Filmfare Award for Best Female Debut in Kedarnath opposite the late Sushant Singh Rajput. Her last movie Coolie No 1 didn’t do really well, so we’re looking forward to her role in Atrangi Re opposite Akshay Kumar and Dhanush.

Let’s take a closer look at Sara Ali Khan’s modern take on an old trend:

At first glance, you simply notice the statement blouse that Sara Ali Khan is wearing. The white blouse features a high-neck and re-imagined Victorian-style sleeves. Well, you could say that are bishop sleeves with a twist. The top even features a slight peplum effect closer to the hemline and cinches at the waist with an almost corset-like effect. Sara pairs this blouse with a pair of light blue skinny jeans. She plays around with neon pink pops of colour throughout the look with her accessories. A pair of sparkly neon pink hoops and she matches it to her viny strappy shoes. It doesn’t end there, she even matches her nail polish to her accessories.

Sara Ali Khan carries a statement cross-body bag from the Italian brand, Pinko. The mini Love Transparent shoulder bag is crafted with PVC in a quilted-effect. It has a small bird-shaped decoration and metal studs on the flap. The small birds are actually known as the Lovebird ornament and the bag costs approximately 30k rupees. She has her hair in a ponytail and completes her look with kohl-lined eyes and a blue facemask.

Sara Ali Khan

What do you think of Sara Ali Khan’s outfit? Let me know in the comments below.

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Ekta Kapoor Disassociates Herself From Pavitra Rishta Fund For Mental Illnesses

href=”author/pallavi-manoj”>Pallavi Manoj , 19 Aug 2020Ekta Kapoor (Source: Instagram | @ektarkapoor)

Ekta Kapoor took to her Instagram to announce that she will be disassociating herself from Pavitra Rishta Fund that was set up in association with Zee TV to spread awareness about mental health in the light of Sushant Singh Rajput‘s death.

But today, with the Supreme Court ordering CBI to take over Sushant’s death, Ekta took to her social media handles to announce that she will be disassociating herself from the initiative even though she supports awareness on mental health separately. In her note, she said that she was doing this as it seems that there is more to Sushant’s death than what meets the eye. She also hoped for the truth to prevail.

Take a look at her post:

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Even though this is not a fund started by me, but started by Zee and is a needed one at that, I am always with Zee for any other mental awareness fund that they want to do, but on this one I would like to respectfully disassociate myself. #SSR Hope the truth prevails 🙏🏻

A post shared by Erk❤️rek (@ektarkapoor) on Aug 18, 2020 at 11:20pm PDT

The Pavitra Rishta Fund derived its name from Ekta’s TV series that shot Sushant to fame. Ekta was also receiving severe backlash for supporting this fund that suggested the theory that it was because Sushant was depressed that he decided to take his life. Sushant’s brother-in-law had also put out a strong message against those who were using Sushant as a poster boy of depression. Having removed herself from the initiative, she said that she will stand with Zee for any other fund they start on mental awareness.

Naseeruddin Shah Says The Ongoing Insider-Outsider Debate Is ‘Sickening’, Kangana Ranaut Responds

href=”author/shubanka-sridhar”>Shubanka Sridhar , 18 Aug 2020Naseeruddin Shah and Kangana Ranaut (Source: Instagram | @team_kangana_ranaut)

The tragic death of actor Sushant Singh Rajput has led to a lot of discussions and debates about nepotism and favouritism in the Bollywood film industry. It had re-ignited the insider-outsider debate, which blamed celebrities and star kids like Karan Johar, Alia Bhatt and others being blamed by netizens for sidelining Sushant professionally.

While this has created a lot of buzz and is all everyone is talking about, a few people, like actor Naseeruddin Shah, state that they don’t understand why this debate is catching so much fire. Speaking to India Today Television in an interview, Shah dismissed the presence of the ‘movie mafia’ and said that people “who have frustration in their minds towards the film industry are vomiting it out to the press.”

Speaking about the debate and politics surrounding Sushant’s death, Shah said:

It’s sickening. It is absolutely sickening. I have not followed it. I felt deeply grieved when the young man died. I did not know him but he had a bright future and it was a waste of a life. But I did not bother to follow the nonsense that’s being spouted by a whole lot of people. Every person who has any little frustration in his mind, in his heart, about the commercial industry, has been vomiting it out to the press. It is absolutely disgusting. I mean, keep these complaints to yourself, no one is interested.

Hinting at Kangana Ranaut, he said that “nobody is interested to hear the opinions of a half-educated starlet who has taken it upon herself to get justice for Sushant.” He states that it is best if it is left to the law.

Now, getting back at his comment, Kangana’s team took to their Twitter handle and responded to it. She thanked him saying that he weighed all her achievements so far, which none of her contemporaries have, on the basis of nepotism and asked him if he would say the same thing to her if she was Prakash Padukone or Anil Kapoor‘s daughter.

She later went on to share an old video of hers with Naseeruddin Shah from last year, and says that he is such a great artist that his scoldings also are like a learning. She said that she wishes to remember the good times when he told her that he appreciates her and her craft.

Have a look at her tweets:

Thank you Naseer ji, you weighed all my awards and achievements which non of my contemporaries have on the scale of nepotism,I am used to this but would you say this to me if I were Parkash Padukone/Anil Kapoor’s daughter ? 🙂 https://t.co/yA59q7Lwbf

— Kangana Ranaut (@KanganaTeam) August 18, 2020

Naseer ji is a great artist, itne mahan kalakar ki toh gaaliyaan bhi bhagwan ke parshad ki tareh hain,I rather watch amazing conversation we had about cinema and our craft last year and you told me how much you appreciate me… 🙏 https://t.co/ZVXKVC4n66

— Kangana Ranaut (@KanganaTeam) August 18, 2020

Earlier today, Kangana took to her Twitter to request the government to take Karan Johar’s Padmashri Award back. Read all about it here.

Sooraj Pancholi & Disha Salian’s Family File Defamation Complaints Against Actor Puneet Vashisht

href=”author/pallavi-manoj”>Pallavi Manoj , 14 Aug 2020Sooraj Pancholi and Puneet Vashist (Source: Instagram | @soorajpancholi & @officialpuneetvashist)

Social media and traditional media are in chaos with speculations, theories, appeals, and a lot more. Ever since Sushant Singh Rajput‘s shocking demise, nothing has ever been the same. Along with the ongoing investigation, social media has also become a breeding ground for speculation and theories. Actor Sooraj Pancholi found himself amidst one such theory that suggested that he had a hand in Sushant’s ex-manager Disha Salian‘s death and in turn Sushant’s death. The actor immediately took to clear his name saying he had never seen Disha in his life. But theories continue to float.

But today Sooraj Pancholi and Disha Salian’s parents separately filed separate complaints with the Mumbai Police against actor Puneet Vashist for posting defamatory content on his Facebook account in the light of Sushant and Disha’s deaths.

According to a report in The Indian Express, Sooraj cited a post, dated back to 3oth June on Puneet’s account that linked Sooraj to both the deaths and said defamatory things about both Sooraj, Disha, and other Bollywood actors.

Reportedly the post was edited on 2nd July and the word ‘forwarded’ was added to the beginning of the post. The post is still doing the rounds on social media and has reportedly been share multiple times. Sooraj’s complaint allegedly states that he was informed about the post by his friends. And it requests for the police to ask Puneet to procure evidence for the theory that he has posted and if he doesn’t have any, strict action should be taken.

Meanwhile, Disha’s family filed a complaint last week saying that the post was tarnishing their daughter’s image. No FIR has been registered by the police in regards to both the complaints as of now.

Inside Sanjana Sanghi’s Promotional Wardrobe For Dil Bechara

href=”author/sakshi-kore”>Sakshi Kore , 13 Aug 2020Sanjana Sanghi For Dil Bechara | Photographed by Pritiza

Sanjana Sanghi made her debut as a child actor in Rockstar in 2011. Since then, Sanjana has been cast in Hindi Medium and Fukrey Returns before getting her big break with Mukesh Chhabra‘s Dil Bechara. Playing the female lead alongside the late Sushant Singh Rajput, Dil Bechara is a coming-of-age, romantic drama. But even before her feature hit the big screens, Sanjana was eyed on for her snazzy sartorial choices. The actress has a penchant for playing around with her style instead of having a particular one. However, she likes to be up to date and is always on par with trends and her promotional wardrobe for Dil Bechara is proof of her chic taste.

For the many promotional activities, Sanjana’s underlying motto was to not repeat any style. Experimentation was given priority in all of the outfits for the promotions, curated smartly by stylist Bornali Talukdar. From casual-chic to I-mean-business picks, an Indo-western vibe to a girl-next-door style, ahead, we take you through Sanjana’s best promotional looks.

8 versatile looks from Sanjana Sanghi’s promotional tours that need your attention:1. In Vidhi Wadhwani

The fuchsia pink number by Vidhi Wadhwani is an example of desk-to-drinks outfit. The impeccably crafted outfit comes with sleek, cigarette pants teamed with a peplum blouse. The top features tonal embroidery and is accentuated with ruffled sleeves in layers. The understated peplum adds a finishing touch but a playful one, to the look! Crystal encrusted hoops and pointed-toe peep-toe heels rounded off her OOTD. 

Sanjana Sanghi in Vidhi Wadhwani

2. In Raw Mango

Taking the boho-chic route, Sanjana donned a tunic-dress by Raw Mango made of Varanasi silk brocade. The dress came in a design of club motifs juxtaposed carefully with stripes. The gathering at the waist adds a beautiful volume to the silhouette from the waist below, while the plunging V-neck of the dress lends a sensuous touch to the look. A square-shaped, silver choker and silver bangles were her jewellery picks for the day.

Sanjana Sanghi in Raw Mango

3. In FILA

Giving casual-chic a try, the Dil Bechara actress sported basic separates from FILA. A mint green shirt with a perfect front-knot was teamed with high-waisted, flared, mango-hued pants. The outfit was also a stylish lesson on colour-blocking and just how easy it is to nail it! Octagon-shaped hoops served as her accessories for the day.

Sanjana Sanghi in FILA

4. In July Issue

Co-ord sets are an easy way to up your fashion quotient and this pastel coloured number is proof. Amalgamating comfort with style is Sanjana’s July Issue set with pastel pink and white stripes. The easy-going set comes with a cropped jacket and a flared, mini skirt, that she teamed with a white tee underneath. She rounded off her look with white sneakers adding some more oomph.

Sanjana Sanghi in July Issue

5. In MellowDrama

With a style so versatile, Sanjana makes acing any style vibe look easy and this playful ensemble is testament to that. For one of Dil Bechara‘s promotional activities, the actor wore a sassy, denim dress. Well, half denim dress! The bust and the sleeves—the upper half—were made using cotton with multicoloured polka dots. The lower half—from the bust and below—was crafted with denim featuring distressed detailing. The dress came with bishop sleeves adding a retro vibe to this contemporary design.

Sanjana Sanghi in MellowDrama

6. In Label April

Who doesn’t love a good lesson on clashing prints? Showing us how to do it effortlessly, Sanjana picked a balmy, black dress in a floral print. To up the ante of the outfit, the actress layered it with a knee-length overcoat with wavy, black and white stripes. To enhance the boho vibe of the look, the Dil Bechara star styled her look with an oxidised choker. Black boots concluded her quirky OOTD!

Sanjana Sanghi in Label April

7. In AM:PM

Doing justice to her inner experimentalist; Sanjana, for one of the events, opted for a breezy, asymmetrical dress in a fauna print. The dress came in a stunning earthy colour palette of black, grey, burnt orange and white. The strappy dress was accentuated with a chunky brown waist belt, while the white shirt worn underneath added a formal touch to the look. Love how the outfit can double up as a sundowner-worthy look if you skip on the shirt!

Sanjana Sanghi in AM:PM

8. In Siddhartha Bansal

Print-on-print may just be Sanjana’s go-to style and we’re all for it! This Siddhartha Bansal number effortlessly mixes comfort with style. Not to forget, also makes for a fun ensemble to gaze at, for its stunning evil-eye print! The playsuit is cut in a culotte style for a comfortable feel, that the star layered with a jacket in the same print. Large, silver hoops added some glamorous drama to the look while white sandals concluded her outfit!

Sanjana Sanghi in Siddhartha Bansal

Isn’t Sanjana’s promotional wardrobe absolutely envy-worthy? Which outfit do you like the most? Tell me in the comments below!

And don’t forget to follow @missmalinifashion on Instagram to never miss a style tip! 

Sushant Singh Rajput’s Family Releases A Hard Hitting Letter, Writes About Receiving Threats

href=”author/avya-sharma”>Avya Sharma , 12 Aug 2020Sushant Singh Rajput with his father K K Singh (Source: Instagram | @shwetasinghkirti)

It’s been almost two months since the sad demise of actor Sushant Singh Rajput. The investigation behind his tragic death is getting complicated by the day. While the CBI and ED are looking into the matter currently, the family of the late actor has released a 9-page-long letter alleging that the actor did not die by suicide.

The letter, which was released by DNA, comes a day after MP Sanjay Raut said in an article that the actor was not on good terms with his father, KK Singh.

The family began the letter with a couplet by Firaq Jalalpuri and they further wrote about their entire journey and experiences, from the beginning until now. In the letter penned in Hindi, there is information about the four daughters of the family and the son, Sushant, who was his mother’s “mannat”.

The letter also criticised the relatives who have been giving statements to the media professing that they were close to the actor. Though the family has not mentioned Sushant’s girlfriend, actor Rhea Chakraborty, it states that Sushant was ‘brutally murdered’ and that ‘crooks trapped him’. The letter also raised a question about how expensive lawyers are being hired in the case, and the family wonders if justice will be served or not.

The family also spoke about how they didn’t even have time to mourn their son’s death that photos of his body was exhibited all over. The statement also questioned why no steps were taken previously, when they approached the cops to take preventive and necessary action for Sushant’s safety. The family writes that they are now being ‘threatened’ and there is a campaign being run to defame them and malign the memory of Sushant.

Shweta Singh Kirti Reacts To Rhea Chakraborty & Sushant Singh Rajput’s Whatsapp Chat

href=”author/shubanka-sridhar”>Shubanka Sridhar , 10 Aug 2020Rhea Chakraborty and Sushant Singh Rajput; Shweta Singh Kirti (Source: Instagram | @rheachakraborty; @shwetasinghkirti)

Ever since the unfortunate demise of actor Sushant Singh Rajput, the entire country has been seeking justice for his death, suspecting much more than what meets the eye. His sister, Shweta Singh Kirti, has actively been seeking justice for her brother on social media. She shares some heart-warming throwback pictures, remembering her brother in happier times. She recently took to her account to also react to viral Whatsapp messages between Sushant and his former girlfriend Rhea Chakraborty.

Rhea reportedly shared screenshots of her conversation with Sushant to back her claim of his sister, Priyanka Singh‘s, ‘disappointing’ behaviour towards her. In the chat shared with India Today, Sushant is seen expressing his disappointment about his sister’s behaviour towards Rhea and ‘Sid bhai’, which people are assuming is his flatmate, Siddharth Pithani. He even says that he is grateful for Rhea’s family in his life. Reacting to these messages, Shweta took to her social media and shared videos of how Sushant has always praised his sister, Priyanka, and said that she ‘gets him’.

She wrote, “He admits he was closest to his sister, Priyanka (Sonu Di) because she gets him…” and shared videos of his from an old interview.

Have a look at it:

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He admits he was closest to his sister Priyanka (Sonu Di) because she gets him…❤️ #Warriors4SSR #justiceforsushant #godiswithus

A post shared by Shweta Singh kirti (@shwetasinghkirti) on Aug 9, 2020 at 9:46am PDT

Here is a picture of Priyanka Singh and Sushant together:

Missing u immensely my soulmate @itsSSR; you will always be in my heart…. no words to describe the void. pic.twitter.com/zZTYr8v6zO

— Priyanka Singh (@withoutthemind) August 3, 2020

Shweta also shared a picture of her father and brother, penning a heartfelt note for her dad. She says he is their strength and pride and the one who has taught them to be positive against all odds.

Check it out here:

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Our Dad… the person from whom we have learnt, how to be a fighter!! How to be eternally positive against all odds. He is our strength, our pride!! #OurDadIsTheBest #Warriors4SSR #justiceforsushant #godiswithus

A post shared by Shweta Singh kirti (@shwetasinghkirti) on Aug 9, 2020 at 11:24am PDT

After being transferred to the CBI, Sushant’s case is being investigated by the ED currently. They called in Rhea and her brother, Shouvik Chakraborty for questioning. They have also summoned his flatmate, Siddharth for questioning today.

Sushant Singh Rajput’s Niece Shares A Video Of His Dog Fudge

href=”author/shubanka-sridhar”>Shubanka Sridhar , 07 Aug 2020Sushant Singh Rajput; His dog, Fudge (Source: Instagram | @sushantsinghrajput, @_mallika_singh)

The unfortunate passing of Sushant Singh Rajput has left his entire family, friends and the industry in complete shock. His sisters and family especially miss him everyday, and that includes his sisters, father, nieces and nephews and his dog, Fudge, too. After his demise, there were reports that Fudge had passed away because of grief, but they were rubbished by the family.

Recently, his sister, Shweta Singh Kirti, shared a picture of Fudge with her father on her Instagram. Fans were thrilled to see Fudge playing with him. Now, Sushant’s niece, Mallika Singh, shared a video of Fudge sitting next to her as she pets him. She writes, “He does still look up hopefully every time the door opens”.

Have a look at her post:Sushant Singh Rajput’s dog, Fudge (Source: Instagram | @_mallika_singh)

This is heart-breaking, but we are sure Fudge being there with Sushant’s family is a huge strength to them.

Sushant’s death case has been transferred to the CBI now, which has the entire family relieved. The CBI has filed an FIR against Sushant’s girlfriend, Rhea Chakraborty and five others, including her family members. She appeared in the Enforcement Directorate (ED) office today for questioning, along with her brother, Shouvik Chakraborty.

Sushant Singh Rajput’s Sister Shares A Glimpse Of Their Sweet Whatsapp Conversation From May

href=”author/shubanka-sridhar”>Shubanka Sridhar , 06 Aug 2020Shweta Singh Kirti and Sushant Singh Rajput (Source: Instagram | @shwetasinghkirti)

Sushant Singh Rajput‘s death has left a gaping void in the lives of his family members, who loved him dearly. The youngest among his four siblings, he was cared for by his three elder sisters. We can see that in the heartwarming notes and pictures shared by his sisters. In one such post today, his sister, Shweta Singh Kirti, shared a sweet Whatsapp conversation with him from May, a month before his demise.

In the screenshot, Shweta had sent him a picture of the her and her elder sisters on a video call. She says that she misses him, to which Sushant replied saying ‘this is too good’. She later shared a video of her and her family in the US and to that, Sushant sent lots of love to her kids and her husband, Vishal Singh Kirti. He wrote, “Wow such a beautiful and a happening family. PS – Please say my hi to Vishal and give my love to the lovely cuties.” She captioned the picture, “He loved us so dearly.”

Have a look at her post:

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You loved us so dearly…❤️ #thestrongestbond #strengthandunity #justiceforsushantsinghrajput #unconditionallove Dated: 22ndMay2020

A post shared by Shweta Singh kirti (@shwetasinghkirti) on Aug 5, 2020 at 6:18pm PDT

This certainly is such a heartwarming yet heart-breaking post. Sending lots of strength to Shweta and the family.

Earlier yesterday, the Centre told the Supreme Court that it has accepted Bihar Government’s recommendation to initiate a CBI probe into his death. Shweta took to her social media to hail the decision and thanked every one who stood by the family and fought for justice to prevail.

Rhea Chakraborty’s Lawyer Reveals She Was Not Allowed To Attend Sushant’s Funeral

href=”author/pallavi-manoj”>Pallavi Manoj , 05 Aug 2020Rhea Chakraborty and Sushant Singh Rajput (Source: Instagram | @rhea_chakraborty)

The case of Sushant Singh Rajput‘s untimely demise seems to be getting more twisted by the day. With new information found by the media alongside the investigation that’s already been going on. Amidst this, actress and Sushant’s girlfriend, Rhea Chakraborty‘s lawyer Satish Maneshinde has claimed that she was not allowed to attend her boyfriend’s funeral.

While speaking to ANI, the lawyer said that Rhea has always lived in Mumbai and was in Mumbai on 14th June but she wasn’t allowed to attend Sushant’s funeral as her name was struck off the list of 20 people who were allowed to attend the actor’s funeral. He also said that Rhea has been cooperating with the police and has already recorded her statement with Mumbai police on 18th June. She was called in yet again in July and she went ahead to give her statement again.

Recently, Sushant’s father filed an abetment to suicide case against Rhea in Patna, Bihar. Following this, a four-member team came down to Mumbai to further investigate this case. Rhea approached the Supreme Court and filed a transfer petition that requested for the case to stay with Mumbai police and not handed over to the Bihar police. This was in the view of the legal position that a case registered beyond the jurisdiction of where the crime took place can’t be considered.

Sushant Singh Rajput’s Case To Be Probed By The CBI On Centre’s Approval

href=”author/shubanka-sridhar”>Shubanka Sridhar , 05 Aug 2020Sushant Singh Rajput ( Source: Instagram | @sushantsinghrajput)

After continuous back and forth and a lot of clashes, the Centre today told the Supreme Court that it has finally accepted to transfer the case of actor Sushant Singh Rajput‘s death to the CBI. This comes after the Bihar CM, Nitish Kumar‘s plea requesting for a CBI probe into the actor’s death on Tuesday. Prior to this, all of Sushant’s close friends and family and his millions of fans were also demanding for the CBI to step into the case.

Though the case has been transferred to the CBI, they reportedly cannot begin their work until the Supreme Court’s verdict on the case, which is scheduled for next week. Post Sushant’s death on June 14th, the Mumbai police filed an accidental death report (ADR) and called in 56 people to record statements in order to crack the reason behind his suicide.

While this was on-going, Sushant’s father went ahead and filed a complaint against Sushant’s girlfriend, Rhea Chakraborty, accusing her of abetment to suicide, plundering his assets and distancing him from his family. After the complaint was launched in Patna, a team of officers landed in Mumbai to investigate the case. The IPS officer from Bihar, Vinay Tiwari, who landed in Mumbai on Sunday was asked to quarantine by the BMC, deterring him from performing his investigations, which caused a clash between the police teams at Bihar and Mumbai.

Now, according to a Times Now report, Rhea’s plea for interim protection has also been rejected by the Supreme Court. The Bihar Police can now question Rhea in relation to the case. The apex court is also going to hear Rhea’s petition seeking the transfer of the investigation against her from Patna to Mumbai today.

Following this decision by the Centre, Sushant’s sister took to her social media to rejoice and tweeted, “CBI it is!!! #JusticeForSushant #CBIEnquiryForSSR #CBIenquiry.” Sushant’s ex-girlfriend, who has also been demanding justice for Sushant took to her Instagram to write, “The moment we’ve waited for has finally arrived.”

Have a look at Ankita’s post:

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Gratitude 🙏🏻 #sushantsinghrajput

A post shared by Ankita Lokhande (@lokhandeankita) on Aug 5, 2020 at 12:46am PDT

Exclusive: ‘He Was A Winner, He built Himself Up’ — Dil Bechara Actor Sahil Vaid On Sushant Singh Rajput

href=”author/shubanka-sridhar”>Shubanka Sridhar , 03 Aug 2020

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Today we are all dancing to the tunes of the almighty. The pandemic, the lockdown…. . . . But tomorrow we dance to the tunes of another god @arrahman who blesses us with a musical tribute in the loving memory of the amazing Sushant Singh Rajput. ♥️ . . . Join us on 22nd July, 2020 at @disneyplushotstarvip and @sonymusicindia and 'live' Dil Bechara as we have 🤗 . . . Thankyou @castingchhabra @arrahman @amitabhbhattacharyaofficial @mohitchauhanofficial @shreyaghoshal @arijitsingh @sashasublime @jonitamusic @hridaygattani @sunidhichauhan5 @foxstarhindi @disneyplushotstarvip and @sonymusicindia ♥️❤️♥️❤️

A post shared by Sahil Vaid | JP (@sahilvaid24) on Jul 20, 2020 at 10:15pm PDT

When one is working on a film, the actors and everyone involved grow very close because of how long they spend in each other’s company. Dil Bechara actor, Sahil Vaid a.k.a JP also created a memorable bond with his BFF in the film, Sushant Singh Rajput a.k.a Manny. But, on 14th June, in a sudden and absolutely unfortunate manner, Sushant left us all when he died of suicide — just a month before the release of the film.

The film released on 24th July and has been widely watched and appreciated by millions of Sushant’s fans worldwide. In an exclusive conversation with us, Sahil says that’s what this film is, and that’s what this time is for — to pay tribute to him and to celebrate Sushant’s journey.

Adding to it, he says:

He was a winner, we all agree with that. He came from nowhere. You remember that Russel Crow Oscar speech? ‘It doesn’t matter where you’re from. Just know that it’s possible.’ He was that speech. He was that speech personified. He would be there, and everybody — be it outsider or insider — would look at him and say, it’s possible. He built himself up like that.

If not for the lockdown, Sahil would have normally spent the time before the release promoting the film with Sushant. But, he says that he just spent everyday leading to the release of the film sitting and thinking back on scenes and realised what they mean to him now. In the film too, JP is left grieving Manny’s loss.

Talking about how there are such parallels that can be drawn between film and real life right now, he says:

In my head I am thinking, it’s almost as if Sushant knew. He knew this was going to happen. And look at the film, it’s almost as if JP is not talking to Manny, it’s like Sahil is talking to Sushant [in so many instances]. There is such a parallel that gets created. Yes, it’s spooky…I won’t lie. But I wouldn’t rather feel anything else, or be anywhere else. I am glad I got to do this film. It is my first with Sushant. We got to create a nice, sweet, little chemistry in the film. But I never thought it’ll be my last.

And, with talk of how nepotism in the industry was the main cause for Sushant’s death, Sahil says that he has, in his years in the industry, he has worked with Dharma Productions, Varun Dhawan and Alia Bhatt — who have been the ones majorly accused of nepotism and favouritism in the industry. But he says he has never faced a situation where he has not been treated properly by anyone he has worked with.

Watch the entire interview here:

Rakshabandhan: Bollywood Celebs Share Their Favourite Moments With Their Siblings

href=”author/shubanka-sridhar”>Shubanka Sridhar , 03 Aug 2020Riddhima Kapoor Sahni and Ranbir Kapoor; Kriti Sanon and Nupur Sanon (Source: Instagram | @neetu54, @kritisanon)

 Rakshabandhan is a time to celebrate the bonds that we have grown up with, to celebrate our siblings. We may fight and bicker all the time, but deep down, we know that our siblings will be the first ones to stand up for us. However successful we become, our brothers and sisters are always our truest critics and always manage to keep us grounded. Our Bollywood celebrities also love their siblings to bits and took to their social media today to share some lovely moments with them!

Check them out:

  • Sushant Singh Rajput’s sister Shweta Singh Kirti remembers him.
  • The late actor Sushant Singh Rajput‘s sister, Shweta Singh Kirti also took to her Instagram to share some lovely childhood pictures of theirs during Rakhi celebrations. In a heartbreaking post, she writes, “Happy Rakshabandhan mera sweet sa baby… bahut pyaar karte hain hum aapko jaan… aur hamesha karte rahenge… you were, you are and you will always be our PRIDE!”

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    Happy Rakshabandhan mera sweet sa baby… bahut pyaar karte hain hum aapko jaan… aur hamesha karte rahenge… you were, you are and you will always be our PRIDE! ❤️ @sushantsinghrajput #happyrakshabandhan

    A post shared by Shweta Singh kirti (@shwetasinghkirti) on Aug 2, 2020 at 10:17pm PDT

            2. Shweta Bachchan & Abhishek Bachchan

    Shweta Bachchan missed her brother, Abhishek Bachchan on Rakhi day today as he is still in the hospital, getting treated for COVID-19. She shared a super cute throwback picture of them as kids and wrote that she is missing his ‘lectures’ and wishes for him to get well soon and come back home.

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    Couldn’t have asked for a better brother, or devoted sidekick, love you – (Been soo long I’m even missing your lectures) Get well, Get back home! ♥️

    A post shared by S (@shwetabachchan) on Aug 2, 2020 at 11:26pm PDT

            3. Sara Ali Khan and Ibrahim Ali Khan

    Sara Ali Khan shared the goofiest video with her partner in crime, her younger brother, Ibrahim Ali Khan. She says that when he says he’s got her back, he doesn’t mean it. She says that in relation to the video where he pushes her off her floater in the pool! Aren’t they just the most relatable sibling duo?

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    When he says he’s always got my back…he doesn’t mean it 🤷‍♀️🤦🏻‍♀️🙇🏻‍♀️ Happy Rakhi to all #brothersandsisters 🐣🐣👫#partnerincrime #wortheverydime #forevermine #crazytime

    A post shared by Sara Ali Khan (@saraalikhan95) on Aug 3, 2020 at 1:31am PDT

             4. Shilpa Shetty’s son Viaan-Raj and her daughter Samisha

    Shilpa Shetty Kundra shared this heartwarming picture of little Samisha’s first Rakshabandhan with her elder brother Viaan-Raj and says that this is the beginning of a ‘forever kinda friendship’. This is the cutest!

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    Today and this moment is sooo special for us all, as Viaan-Raj and Samisha celebrate their first Rakhshabandhan .🌈🧿 They say, ‘our siblings are our first best friends’, right here is the beginning of a ‘forever’ kinda friendship❤️😍🧿 Viaan-Raj has always wanted and prayed for a lil sister – and his dream and ours has come true,making today extra special. I’m glad that they will always have each other to fall back on… someone to love unconditionally, talk to , crib about, yet be fiercely protective 🧿✨😍😂 Tell your sibling today, how much you love them; and if they’re around you, don’t forget to give them a tight hug! 🤗 Happy Raksha Bandhan to my instafam❤️🌈🤝🙌🏼 . . . . . #HappyRakshaBandhan #Siblings #family #famjam #happiness #meandmine #blessed #gratitude

    A post shared by Shilpa Shetty Kundra (@theshilpashetty) on Aug 3, 2020 at 12:58am PDT

            5. Varun Dhawan

    Varun Dhawan shared a solo selfie of his, sans his cousin sisters this year. Sharing a few throwback pictures, he wrote that it is odd to not have them next to him, but writes that if his duty is to protect them, then not meeting them is the way to be.

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    #happyrakshabandhan Feels really odd not being able to see all my sisters this year but to love them and protect them means not seeing them…..so be it ❤️ Miss my sisters

    A post shared by Varun Dhawan (@varundvn) on Aug 3, 2020 at 1:03am PDT

            6. Parineeti Chopra

    Parineeti Chopra shared a super cute childhood picture with her younger brothers — Shivang and Sahaj Chopra. She funnily writes that this is the only time she was taller than them, and now even though they are giants, they will always be her babies. Aww!

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    Throwback to the time when I was taller than them 🙄 Happy Rakhi to the babies-who became giants-but remain my babies. 👩‍👦‍👦 @thisissahajchopra @shivangchopra99

    A post shared by Parineeti ♥ (@parineetichopra) on Aug 3, 2020 at 12:58am PDT

            7. Kriti Sanon and Nupur Sanon

    Kriti Sanon and Nupur Sanon always have a tradition of tying each other Rakhis. And this Rakshabandhan too, they shared beautiful pictures of their celebrations.

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    To the sister who has protected me more than any brother could ever have… Happy Rakshabandhan Krits ♥️ 😇 👭🏻 @kritisanon

    A post shared by Nupur Sanon (@nupursanon) on Aug 3, 2020 at 1:40am PDT

           8. Ranbir Kapoor and Riddhima Kapoor Sahni

    Neetu Kapoor shared the most lovely pictures of Ranbir Kapoor and her daughter Riddhima Kapoor Sahni as they celebrated Rakhi together. So lovely to see these candid and heartwarming pictures of this beautiful sibling duo!

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    A post shared by neetu Kapoor. Fightingfyt (@neetu54) on Aug 3, 2020 at 5:51am PDT

             9. Shraddha Kapoor and Siddhant Kapoor

    Shraddha Kapoor and Siddhant Kapoor are one of the sweetest sibling duo, and these pictures of theirs from their childhood is just the cutest!

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    Bhaiya and Bubu ♾🥰 @siddhanthkapoor @priyaankksharma #HappyRakhi

    A post shared by Shraddha ✶ (@shraddhakapoor) on Aug 2, 2020 at 11:36pm PDT

    Who is your favourite sibling duo among them all? Let me know! Wishing everyone a very happy Rakshabandhan!

    Sushant Singh Rajput’s Sister Writes To PM Modi, Says ‘Expecting Justice To Prevail’

    href=”author/avya-sharma”>Avya Sharma , 01 Aug 2020Shweta Singh Kirti, Sushant Singh Rajput, (Source: Instagram | @shwetasinghkirti)

    It’s been over a month since the Hindi film industry lost a gem of an actor, Sushant Singh Rajput. And ever since his untimely demise his admirers and fans are demanding a CBI enquiry in the case. It was recently when the late actor’s father K K Singh filed an FIR against actor Rhea Chakraborty with the Bihar police. And now Sushant’s US-based sister, Shweta Singh Kirti has appealed to PM Modi to immediately look into the case.

    Shweta took to her social media and addressing the Prime Minister she wrote–

    I am the sister of Sushant Singh Rajput and I request an urgent scan of the whole case. We believe in India’s judicial system & expect justice at any cost. @narendramodi @PMOIndia #JusticeForSushant #SatyamevaJayate

    Have a look at the Instagram post here—

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    I am sister of Sushant Singh Rajput and I request an urgent scan of the whole case. We believe in India’s judicial system & expect justice at any cost. @narendramodi @PMOIndia #JusticeForSushant #SatyamevaJayate

    A post shared by Shweta Singh kirti (@shwetasinghkirti) on Jul 31, 2020 at 7:17pm PDT

    Amidst the demands for CBI probe into the death of Sushant Singh Rajput, Maharashtra Chief Minister, Uddhav Thackeray on Friday said—

    The state police and Mumbai Police are fighting the Covid-19 pandemic. They are Covid-19 warriors and not to trust them is an insult to them. I would like to tell all Sushant Singh Rajput’s fans that they should trust Mumbai Police and pass on whatever information you have (about the case) to them.

    After Sushant Singh Rajput’s Father Filed An FIR Against Rhea Chakraborty, Ankita Lokhande Says ‘Truth Wins’

    href=”author/shubanka-sridhar”>Shubanka Sridhar , 29 Jul 2020Rhea Chakraborty and Sushant Singh Rajput; Ankita Lokhande (Source: Instagram | @rhea_chakraborty, @lokhandeankita)

    Sushant Singh Rajput‘s unfortunate death last month has led to a lot of events to transpire. The the Mumbai police are currently investigating it and calling upon people close to Sushant for their statements. Now, while this was happening, Sushant’s father, Mr. K.K. Singh, went ahead and filed an FIR against Sushant’s girlfriend, Rhea Chakraborty. A day after that happening, Sushant’s ex-partner and co-star, Ankita Lokhande, took to her social media to share a very cryptic post.

    Ankita shared a black text box with the words ‘Truth Wins’ written with no caption or additional text whatsoever. This has led people to speculate that it is in connection with Sushant’s father filing an FIR against Rhea.

    Have a look at her post:

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    A post shared by Ankita Lokhande (@lokhandeankita) on Jul 28, 2020 at 11:53pm PDT

    Sushant’s father has submitted a 6-page report from Patna, accusing her and six others including her family of abetting his son’s suicide, and of looting him off money and distancing him from his family. Post the complaint, a team of four policemen from Patna had travelled to Mumbai to act on it.

    But, latest news is that Rhea has requested in a plea to the Supreme Court for the case to be moved from Patna to Mumbai. She and her lawyers have reasoned that the case is already being investigated by the Mumbai police and that there can’t be two investigations of the same case.

    Rhea just recently took to her Instagram to write to Home Minister, Amit Shah, demanding a CBI probe into Sushant’s death and wanted to learn the reason behind it. Read more about it here.

    Exclusive: ‘I Wish That There Was Less Negativity Right Now’ — Sanjana Sanghi

    href=”author/shubanka-sridhar”>Shubanka Sridhar , 28 Jul 2020Sanjana Sanghi (Source: Instagram | @sanjanasanghi96)

    Sanjana Sanghi‘s debut film, Dil Bechara, premiered online last Friday. And while it is a huge deal by itself, she was also dealing with the fact that she had to release the film without her co-star, her Manny, Sushant Singh Rajput.

    It’s a huge loss for her, and while the entire country is still finding it difficult to come to terms with his loss, I can only imagine her state of mind. Ask her about how she is dealing with all this and she says, “It is all still raw, the whole feeling“. In a conversation with us, she says she wishes he were here with her to crack jokes next to her and to hold her hand through this whole experience. But she also says that it is on her to get herself together and crack the jokes, knowing he will always be around, because that’s what he would want.

    Dil Bechara is a romantic drama and leans slightly towards the emotional side, but when asked what genre she would really like to explore, Sanjana exclaims saying, “Comedy”!

    She adds:

    My humour is so dry and sarcastic, that I am offending people for most of my life. And then they get to know me and they realise, ‘Oh, she didn’t mean it’. Even on my Instagram, I am constantly getting misconstrued because I just say what comes to my mind. But the thing is that, you see you are in a society where that does not get embraced, that does break my heart. I wish there was less negativity right now. I can sense it, it’s palpable. I know it’s the pandemic also that’s forcing people to remove that frustration and helplessness in weird ways. But I wish they turned that into positivity.

    Watch the entire interview here:

    AR Rahman, Shekhar Kapur Joins Sports Scientist Vallabhji To Start Support Community For Those Battling Depression

    href=”author/avya-sharma”>Avya Sharma , 28 Jul 2020A.R. Rahman and Shekhar Kapur (Source: Instagram | @arrahman @shekharkapur)

    With Sushant Singh Rajput‘s sad demise putting attention to the mental healthcare system in India, musician AR. Rahman and filmmaker Shekhar Kapur have set their eyes on the bigger goal– to start the much-needed conversation on mental health. The duo has collaborated with Shayamal Vallabhji a South Africa-based sports scientist to erect a support community for those battling depression.

    According to a report by MidDay, Shayamal informed that his company QSV Inspiration Media which is partnered with Shekhar Kapur, A R. Rahman and late Samir Bangara’s Qyuki– was established to put their focal point on content in the fields of science, spirituality and psychology. Upon understanding and realising that there is hardly any awareness about mental health in the country, they took a decision to start an initiative that would aid people “grow into a better version of themselves.”

    Talking to MidDay, Shayamal said—

    We are building a community around my model of balance that has four components — body, mind, relationships and environment. The community will include like-minded people who are invested in personal growth and have access to the best mentors around the world,” he states. The programme, which will include counselling sessions, group therapy and workshops, will be led by psychiatrists and healthcare professionals. “The community will meet offline and online.

    When he was asked if he is planning on getting celebrities on board to spread the word, he said— “We will bring together local and international celebrities and teachers. Mental health is one of the many topics we will focus on.”

    Sonu Sood Says People Trying To Get Mileage Over Sushant’s Death Is Wrong

    href=”author/pallavi-manoj”>Pallavi Manoj , 27 Jul 2020Sonu Sood and Sushant Singh Rajput (Source: Instagram | @sonusood & @sushantsinghrajput)

    Sushant Singh Rajput‘s untimely demise has caused a lot of uproar and chaos amidst the public with many saying that there’s more to his death than what meets the eye. But many from the industry itself have been questioning how outsiders in the industry have always been treated in the industry. Kangana Ranaut has been at the forefront of this fight for justice for Sushant. Many others like Apurva Asrani and Shekar Kapur have been openly talking about the unfairness of the industry.

    In the light of the current situation, Sonu Sood who has been making headlines for his heroic deeds of helping the needy in such a difficult time was asked about the insider-outsider debate. Talking about it to Republic TV, he said that he himself is an outsider and the division, unfortunately, will always be there. He also found it unfortunate that some people were trying to gain mileage from Sushant’s demise which he found incredibly unfortunate.

    He said:

    Lot of people trying to get mileage, over this subject, that’s very unfortunate. Imagine the family living in Patna, imagine what they must be going through. People who haven’t met him in their life, and they want to sit on a debate which is unfortunate.

    He further added:

    If we talk about insiders and outsiders, that will always be there, it was there years back and still it is there. Tomorrow if an outsider comes to Mumbai to do something, obviously he will have to do his share of struggling, he is not going to get a godfather who will make a call for him, to make life easy for him. All outsiders who come to Mumbai should have nerves of steel to survive, maybe for months, maybe for years, and if it doesn’t happen, you need to be strong enough to go back to your families, and do something in life. But when you see cases like Sushant, which is so unfortunate, we used to workout together, he was such a great guy, and a successful guy, it sends a wrong message, where the parents don’t let their kids come to Mumbai. ‘The industry is not safe, people will not help you’, it’s not like that.

    Sonu Sood recently helped out a farmer by buying him a tractor after he saw a video of his daughters ploughing the field manually.

    ‘There Is A Gang Spreading False Rumours And Working Against Me’ — AR Rahman

    href=”author/shubanka-sridhar”>Shubanka Sridhar , 25 Jul 2020AR Rahman (Source: Instagram | @arrahman)

    Sushant Singh Rajput‘s Dil Bechara premiered on OTT yesterday, and is all everyone is talking about because it has won hearts all over. What makes it all the more magical is AR Rahman‘s music that tugs at your heartstrings! In a recent conversation with a radio channel, when he was asked why he didn’t do more projects in Bollywood, he said that he feels there is a gang working against him.

    The award-winning music composer, in an interview with Radio Mirchi said:

    I don’t say no to good movies, but I think there is a gang, which, due to misunderstandings, is spreading some false rumours. When Mukesh Chhabra came to me, I gave him four songs in two days. He told me, ‘Sir, how many people said don’t go, don’t go to him (AR Rahman) and they told me stories after stories.’ I heard that, and I realised, yeah okay, now I understand why I am doing less (work in Hindi films) and why the good movies are not coming to me. I am doing dark movies, because there is a whole gang working against me, without them knowing that they are doing harm.

    He also added that he has no issues with people approaching him and says:

    People are expecting me to do stuff, but there is another gang of people preventing that from happening. It is fine, because I believe in destiny, and I believe that everything comes from God. So, I am taking my movies and doing my other stuff. But all of you are welcome to come to me. Make beautiful movies, and you are welcome to come to me.

    AR Rahman had also hosted a virtual musical concert ahead of Dil Bechara‘s release. He and the signers of the nine tracks of the film sang from their own homes and dedicated it to Sushant Singh Rajput.

    Sara Ali Khan Shares A Picture Of Father Saif Ali Khan & Sushant Singh Rajput From The Sets Of Dil Bechara

    href=”author/shubanka-sridhar”>Shubanka Sridhar , 25 Jul 2020Sara Ali Khan; Saif Ali Khan with Sushant Singh Rajput (Source: Insatgram | @saraalikhan95)

    Sara Ali Khan‘s first ever co-star was Sushant Singh Rajput. He starred alongside her in Kedarnath. So his loss would have been huge. Interestingly, Sara’s father, Saif Ali Khan, starred alongside Sushant in his last film, Dil Bechara. With the film releasing yesterday, Sara took to her Instagram to write a lovely note for Sushant.

    In her note, she says that he and her father, Saif, are the only two gentlemen who have spoken to her about a host of topics ranging from “Sartre, Van Gogh, telescopes and constellations, guitars, The Northern Lights, cricket, Pink Floyd, Nusrat Saab and acting techniques.” She says this dedication is to the last thing they both have in common, the film Dil Bechara.

    Have a look at her post:

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    The only two gentlemen that have spoken to me about Sartre, Van Gogh, telescopes and constellations, guitars, The Northern Lights, cricket, Pink Floyd, Nusrat Saab and acting techniques. This is to the last thing you two have in common- #DilBechara ❤️🙏🏻 Now on Disney Hotstar!

    A post shared by Sara Ali Khan (@saraalikhan95) on Jul 24, 2020 at 6:56am PDT

    Saif plays a pivotal role in the film and speaking about Sushant, Saif had recently spoken in a webinar by The New Indian Express. He said, “I thought he had a bright future. He was polite to me and appreciated my guest appearance in the film. He wanted to talk about many topics like astronomy and philosophy. I got the feeling he was brighter than I was.”

    Dil Bechara released on Disney+ Hotstar yesterday and was received with a lot of love and appreciation from all over.

    Here’s Why Aditya Chopra Didn’t Let Shekar Kapur Make Paani With Sushant Singh Rajput

    href=”author/pallavi-manoj”>Pallavi Manoj , 20 Jul 2020Sushant Singh Rajput and Shekar Kapur (Source: Instagram | @sushantsinghrajput & @shekarkapur)

    A lot of speculations still surround Sushant Singh Rajput‘s untimely death. While many blame Bollywood biggies like Karan Johar and Aditya Chopra, star kids like Alia Bhatt, Sonam Kapoor, many others have resorted to convoluted theories born on social media. But one of the standing questions surrounding Sushant has been his relationship with Yash Raj Films and the studio’s famous three-film deal. One of the main reasons touted for Sushant’s long-standing frustration was stated to be a film with Shekar Kapur called Paani that kept being put off. Due to this, he had to say no to many a project including many that were offered by Sanjay Leela Bhansali. But in a live chat, Shekar Kapur clearly stated that Aditya Chopra didn’t allow him to make Paani with Sushant.

    But now those close to Aditya seem to be counter questioning Shekar Kapur for his statement. Those close to YRF’s owner says that the reason Aditya Chopra refused Sushant to work on Paani wasn’t that he had anything personal against the actor. A report in Bollywood Hungama suggested that even after a year of prep, Shekar Kapur hadn’t shown Aditya a script. Allegedly on the other hand the budget and numbers shown by Shekar for Paani were way beyond what was originally discussed. This is when Aditya said, “We cannot make this film with Sushant at the budget that you are showing. For that kind of money, we  need Shah Rukh Khan.” The source said that the budget show was not practical for a Sushant starrer.

    Ankita Lokhande & Ekta Kapoor In Talks To Make Pavitra Rishta 2 As A Tribute To Sushant Singh Rajput

    href=”author/pallavi-manoj”>Pallavi Manoj , 18 Jul 2020Sushant Singh Rajput & Ankita Lokhande in Balaji Telefilms’ show Pavitra Rishta’s poster and Ekta Kapoor (Source: Instagram | @ektaravikapoor)

    Nothing has been the same ever since Sushant Singh Rajput‘s demise on 14th June 2020. While social media still rages with the debate of the reason why Sushant would take such a drastic step and with too much hate directed at star kids, there are others who want to pay a respectful tribute to the late actor. Among that is Sushant’s ex-girlfriend Ankita Lokhande. Recent reports in Mumbai Mirror suggest that Ankita approached TV mogul Ekta Kapoor to request her to make the second season of Pavitra Rishta as a tribute to Sushant.

    For those unaware, Ankita and Sushant met on the sets of Pavitra Rishta and they were the lead pair of the show for years. The show always held a special place in Sushant’s heart as it helped him scale to greater heights and both Ekta and Ankita feel that a new season would be the best tribute to the actor.

    The report suggested that Ekta liked the idea and was planning to brainstorm with her writers to see how they can take the story forward. It was Ankita who approached Ekta and since it was special show to the actress as well Ekta agreed to do it.

    As for Ankita, she continued playing her character in Pavitra Rishta years after Sushant quit the show and made his Bollywood debut in Kai Po Che. The actress made her Bollywood debut alongside Kangana Ranaut in Manikarnika and was last seen in Baaghi 3. Ankita and Sushant broke up in 2016 after dating for six years.

    Credits: Mumbai Mirror

    Apurva Asrani Gives R Balki A List Of Actors After He Says ‘Find Me A Better Actor Than Alia Bhatt & Ranbir Kapoor’

    href=”author/pallavi-manoj”>Pallavi Manoj , 17 Jul 2020R Balki and Apurva Asrani (Source: Instagram | @apurvaasrani)

    The nepotism debate is at an all-time high after the shocking demise of Sushant Singh Rajput. Many within and outside the industry have pointed fingers at groupism and favouritism that are quite common in the entertainment world. And there are those social media users that have taken it to the next level by blaming Sushant’s death on nepotism and pointing fingers at Bollywood biggies like Karan Johar and star kids like Alia Bhatt, Ananya Panday, and many others for the same. Many such people probably don’t even know the actual meaning of nepotism, but they have continued to blame this handful of people for boycotting Sushant.

    While that is yet to be proven true through police investigation, renowned director R Balki was asked about the recent nepotism debate on social media in an interview with Filmfare. He said that it is undeniable that nepotism happens everywhere and not just the film industry. He gave the example of the Ambanis, Bajajs, and Mahindras and asked if anyone had a problem with their fathers passing on their businesses to them. He also gave an example of a vegetable seller or a driver who passes on his business to his children and brushed off the argument saying it’s foolish. The director also agreed that the star kids have an unfair advantage but there are pros and cons to that too. Over and above that he said, ‘I’d ask one simple question: Find me a better actor than Alia or Ranbir, and we’ll argue.‘ He said it was unfair on these few people who are actually talented and are some of the finest actors. He further added that the audience doesn’t like an actor without talent and sometimes they also want to see star kids on screen. He ended by saying that while he completely agrees that it is extremely difficult for an outsider to make an entry in films, talent finally gets the opportunity.

    Reacting to this statement of his, filmmaker Apurva Asrani tweeted in reply giving Balki a list of actors who he thought was better than Ranbir and Alia. He added that while he loved Alia and Ranbir, there are many talented actors beyond the A-list families.

    Take a look:

    Manoj Bajpayee, Rajkummar Rao, Vicky Kaushal, Ayushmann, Kangana Ranaut, Priyanka Chopra, Taapsee Pannu, Vidya Balan, Richa Chaddha. Many others too if we look beyond A list film families, and take a few chances. I love Ranbir & Alia, but please, they aren't the only good actors. https://t.co/G8ddYv8LVc

    — Apurva (@Apurvasrani) July 17, 2020

    Pankaj Tripathi, Gajraj Rao, Amit Sadh, Jaideep Ahlawat, Rasika Dugal, Swara Bhaskar, Shweta Tripathi, Sanjay Mishra, Neena Gupta, Divya Dutta, Manav Kaul, Nawazuddin, Jeetu. My god, I could go on & on about the wonderful talents we have. Stop fussing over the same 3-4 names now!

    — Apurva (@Apurvasrani) July 17, 2020

    Even filmmaker Shekar Kapur who was extremely close to Sushant reacted to Balki’s statement with a tweet.

    Take a look:

    Have huge respect for you, Balki. But i just saw Kai Po Che again last night. Three new young actors at that time. And stunning believable performances by each @filmfare https://t.co/cIvSVsfNJR

    — Shekhar Kapur (@shekharkapur) July 17, 2020

    These are just a few people who’ve reacted to Balki’s statement so far. If we know anything about social media the director is in hot waters.

    Rhea Chakraborty Writes To Home Minister Amit Shah Requesting For A CBI Enquiry On Sushant Singh Rajput’s Death

    href=”author/shubanka-sridhar”>Shubanka Sridhar , 16 Jul 2020

    Rhea Chakraborty, Sushant Singh Rajput, (Source: Instagram | @rhea_chakraborty)

    Sushant Singh Rajput‘s girlfriend, Rhea Chakraborty, took to her Instagram today to finally speak about how she has been facing harassment online post Sushant’s demise, accusing her of abetting to his suicide.

    Rhea posted a screenshot of a rape threat she received from a woman, and probed the cyber crime departments in India to take action against such toxic harassment. Now, she has followed that post with an open letter to the home Minister of India, Amit Shah. Addressing Mr. Shah, she introduces herself as Sushant’s girlfriend, and requests him to initiate a CBI probe into her boyfriend’s death. She says that as his girlfriend, she only wants to know what went so wrong that it pushed him to take such a drastic step and end his life.

    She writes:

    Respected Amit Shah sir, I’m sushants Singh Rajputs girlfriend Rhea chakraborty, it is now over a month since his sudden demise . I have complete faith in the government , however in the interest of justice , I request you with folded hands to initiate a CBI enquiry into this matter. I only want to understand what pressures prompted Sushant to take this step. Yours sincerely, Rhea Chakraborty.

    Have a look at her post:

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    Respected @amitshahofficial sir , I’m sushants Singh Rajputs girlfriend Rhea chakraborty, it is now over a month since his sudden demise . I have complete faith in the government , however in the interest of justice , I request you with folded hands to initiate a CBI enquiry into this matter . I only want to understand what pressures prompted Sushant to take this step. Yours sincerely Rhea Chakraborty #satyamevajayate

    A post shared by Rhea Chakraborty (@rhea_chakraborty) on Jul 16, 2020 at 2:32am PDT

    Though Sushant’s suicide is being investigated by the Mumbai police, his family and fans have also requested for a CBI probe into his death.

    Recently, ex-MP from Bihar, Pappu Yadav also requested for a CBI enquiry for Sushant and shared an acknowledgement letter he received from Amit Shah’s office. The letter said that the letter is being forwarded to the concerned ministries.

    Abhay Deol Says That He Is Happy That More Actors Are Now Voicing Their Experiences In The Industry

    href=”author/avya-sharma”>Avya Sharma , 11 Jul 2020

    Abhay Deol (Source: Instagram | @abhaydeol)

    Sushant Singh Rajput‘s sudden demise created a furore in Bollywood. It reignited the subjects of nepotism and favouritism prevailing in the industry. And celebrities namely Kangana Ranaut, Raveena Tandon and many others opened about their share of struggles in Bollywood. One of those who has been speaking about their experience is actor Abhay Deol. He has been lately talking about the bitter truths of the industry through his Insta feed. And now, the actor through his lengthy post on his Instagram has expressed his happiness over the active debate on nepotism.

    In his post, the Dev D actor credited his uncle Dharmendra for being his inspiration. He pointed out that his uncle was an outsider and how he has inspired him to discover his own path in the industry. Further, Abhay said that he has only made one film with his family which was his debut film Socha Na Tha. Helmed by Imtiaz Ali, the film was made under Dharmendra’s Vijayta Films.

    Have a look at the post here—

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    My uncle, whom I affectionately call dad, was an outsider who made it big in the film industry. I’m glad there is an active debate on the practices behind the scenes. Nepotism is just the tip of the iceberg. I’ve only ever made one film with my family, my 1st, and I’m grateful to be blessed and have that privileged. I’ve gone that extra mile in my career to make my own path, something that dad always encouraged. For me he was the inspiration. Nepotism is prevalent everywhere in our culture, be it in politics, business, or film. I was well aware of it and it pushed me to take chances with new directors and producers throughout my career. That is how I was able to make movies that were considered “out of the box.” I’m glad some of those artists and films went on to have tremendous success. While it plays a part in every country, nepotism has taken on another dimension here in India. I suspect caste plays a major role in it being more pronounced here than in other parts of the world. After all, it is “jati” that dictates that a son carry on the work of his father, while the daughter is expected to marry and be a housewife. If we are serious about making changes for the better, then focusing on only one aspect, one industry, while ignoring the many others, will be incomplete and possibly counter productive. We need a cultural evolution. After all, where do our filmmakers, politicians and businessmen come from? They are people just like everyone. They grow up within the same system as everybody else. They are a reflection of their culture. Talent everywhere deserves a chance to shine in his or her medium. As we have learnt over the past few weeks, there are several ways in which an artist is either uplifted to success, or beaten down to failure. I’m glad more actors are coming out today and speaking of their experiences. I’ve been vocal about mine for years now, but as a lone voice I could only do so much. It’s easy to smear one artist for speaking out, and I have been at the receiving end from time to time. But as a group, a collective, that becomes difficult. Maybe now is our watershed moment. #change #equalopportunity #nepotism #caste #jati #nuance #dialogue

    A post shared by Abhay Deol (@abhaydeol) on Jul 10, 2020 at 9:34pm PDT

    Abhay went onto add that nepotism prevails everywhere, be it politics, business or even film for that matter. In conclusion, the actor who is known for his out of the box film choices said that he is glad that more actors are now coming out to voice their experiences.

    Mukesh Chhabra Reveals That Farah Khan Didn’t Take Any Money To Choreograph Dil Bechara

    href=”author/pallavi-manoj”>Pallavi Manoj , 10 Jul 2020

    Sushant Singh Rajput, Farah Khan, (Source: Instagram | @farahkhan)

    On the 14th of June 2020, Indians everywhere woke up to the shocking death of Sushant Singh Rajput. Individually and collectively as a nation while we’re still trying to come to terms with this great loss, Sushant’s last movie Dil Bechara will soon release digitally on 24th July 2020 on Disney+Hotstar. As a tribute to Sushant, the platform has decided to let everyone use the platform free for everyone so as all of us can enjoy the movie as when we please. Besides this, the title track and the first song of the movie just released today. The music is composed by music maestro A.R Rahman and the title track is choreographed by popular choreographer Farah Khan.

    Now the director of the movie Mukesh Chhabra revealed that Farah agreed to do the song just on the basis of it being Mukesh’s directorial debut and because she was really good friends with Sushant. Mukesh detailed in an Instagram post how his phone conversation had gone with the choreographer-director. She had refused to take any fee from Mukesh for the song and brushed him off saying it wasn’t necessary as it was his first movie. The debut director took to post the entire song Dil Bechara along with his phone conversation with Farah.

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    Phone rings.. Farah: haan Mukesh, bol Mukesh: Didi, I'm making my first film with Sushant, it's the Hindi remake of the Fault in Our Stars and I want you to choreograph a song in it. Farah: okay, send me the song. Mukesh: but Didi your commercial fees? Farah: Mukesh song toh bhejo pehle Mukesh: Sends song Farah: Baap re! The song is really good Mukesh. Let's do the entire song in one take, it's Sushant he will pull it off really well. Mukesh: but Didi how much will you charge? Farah: tu pagal hai kya Mukesh? It's your first film, it'll be a blessing from me, tu bhai hai mera, shut up and tell your Producers that I am doing it for you and Sushant Mukesh: WHATTTTT… Thank you Didi, love you Farah : Chal Iove you, bye, main kaam kar rahi hoon And just like that, Bollywood's best Choreographer made #DilBechara's title track happen and how. Presenting the magic of Sushant and the magic of the maestro A.R. Rahman to you. Amazing lyrics by ‪Amitabh Bhattacharya‬, absolutely can't wait for your reactions. @farahkhankunder @foxstarhindi @arrahman @sanjanasanghi96 @amitabhbhattacharyaofficial @foxstarhindi @sahilvaid24 @sonymusicindia @kaancha ( Setu bhai )

    A post shared by Mukesh Chhabra CSA (@castingchhabra) on Jul 10, 2020 at 12:34am PDT

    Farah also took to her Instagram to post the song and talked about how she wanted to do the entire song in one take and she knew that Sushant was one person who could do it. She talked about how they had practiced for an entire day and then finally did the whole song in one take. Farah also fondly acknowledged how when she sees the song now she can only think of how full of life Sushant was. She also talked about it was the first time she was choreographing Sushant even though they were friends for a long time.

    Take a look at her heartwarming post:

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    This song is particularly close to me because it was the first time i was choreographing Sushant.. we were friends for a long time but never worked together.. i had also promised Mukesh chhabra that whn he makes his directorial debut I would do a song for him.. i wanted the song to b done as a 1 shot song because i knew Sushant would b able to do it perfectly.. i remembred Sushant had once come to a reality dance show that I was judging as a celebrity guest and that's the only time the celebrity guest danced better than the contestants on that show.. we rehearsed a whole day n then finished shoot in half a day ! As a reward for nailing it perfectly all Sushant wanted was food frm my house which i duly got for him..i see the song n all i can see is how Alive, how happy he looks in it.. yes this song is very special to me.thank u @castingchhabra for including me on this journey of urs. https://bit.ly/DilBecharaTitleTrack. Watch on my INSTASTORY pls… #missusushantsinghrajput

    A post shared by Farah Khan Kunder (@farahkhankunder) on Jul 10, 2020 at 12:02am PDT

    Sushant, you will always be remembered like this. Full of light. You are gone but never forgotten.

    The Trailer Of Sushant Singh Rajput’s Last Film ‘Dil Bechara’ Becomes The Most Liked, Beating Avengers Endgame

    href=”author/avya-sharma”>Avya Sharma , 07 Jul 2020

    Dil Bechara Poster, (Source: Instagram | @disneyplushotstarvip)

    The trailer of the late actor, Sushant Singh Rajput‘s much-awaited movie, ‘Dil Bechara‘ dropped on Monday. And now, it is safe to say that the trailer has become a hit all over the world. From fans to celebrities, all have lauded the trailer. The trailer which was released at 4 PM yesterday and garnered 5.6 million likes in less than 24 hours. The likes were more than that of the trailers of two of the blockbuster movies — Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers: Endgame. Currently, the number of likes on these trailers on Youtube are 3.2 million and 2.9 million, respectively.

    Watch the trailer of ‘Dil Bechara’, if you haven’t yet—

    Helmed by debutant director, Mukesh Chhabra, Dil Bechara is the official remake of the Hollywood film ‘The Fault In Our Stars’ which released in the year 2014. The movie is based on the bestselling young adult novel of the same name by John Green. Dil Bechara also features Sanjana Sanghi and Sahil Vaid along with Saif Ali Khan, who is making a cameo.

    For the highly anticipated movie, ace composer A.R Rahman and lyricist Amitabh Bhattacharya have collaborated to create music. The movie is being produced by Fox Star Studios and is all set to premiere on Disney+Hotstar on July 24.

    Sushant Singh Rajput’s Fan Named A Star After The Actor

    href=”author/pallavi-manoj”>Pallavi Manoj , 06 Jul 2020

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    We still don’t know if we can ever collectively get over the void that Sushant Singh Rajput‘s demise has left in our hearts. While social media is raging with debates on nepotism or whether his death was a planned murder, some of his fans are showering him with love. In light of the trailer release of his last film, Dil Bechara, a fan went ahead and named a star after him. Yup, you heard that right. Sushant was someone who was extremely interested in astronomy and anyone who knew him knew his love for the subject. Many eulogies written post his demise by his friends stated evenings they spent at his home looking through the telescope he possessed.

    His fan, a Twitter user took to announce that a star was named after the actor with proof of a certificate of the same.

    The tweet said:

    sushant had always been so fond of the stars & thus i found it quite fitting to name one after him. shall forever be blessed to have witnessed such a beautiful & profound soul. may you continue to shine brightest! #SushantSinghRajput #SushantInOurHeartsForever.

    Initially many thought the fan had purchased the star, but the fan tweeted letting everyone know that she merely named a particular star in Sushant’s name according to the website.

    The tweet read:

    I would like to clarify that I did not purchase the star as it is not property that can be bought. However, I believe I was able to name it after him as the website states. Although I appreciate everyone’s gratitude, it was simply a small gesture to convey my love.

    No matter what. We think this is such a sweet gesture by the fan and the perfect gift for Sushant.

    The Trailer Of Sushant Singh Rajput ‘s Last Movie ‘Dil Bechara’ Is Out

    href=”author/shubanka-sridhar”>Shubanka Sridhar , 06 Jul 2020

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    The trailer of @sushantsinghrajput and @sanjanasanghi96's upcoming movie Dil Bechara will be out tomorrow! We can't wait for it! – @pallavimanoj, Entertainment Blogger 🌻 #DilBechara #SushantSinghRajput #SanjanaSanghi #NewMovie

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    Sushant Singh Rajput‘s unfortunate death by suicide has left all his loved ones and fans shattered. The only thing we all have been looking forward to is his last film, Dil Bechara, that was up for release — just to celebrate his life and him one last time on the big screen.

    Directed by Mukesh Chhabra and co-starring Sanjana Sanghi, the trailer of this romantic-drama dropped today and I was so looking forward to it. Just watching Sushant and his infectious smile on camera filled my heart with such a bitter-sweet emotion.

    Dil Bechara is the Hindi film adaptation of John Green‘s best-selling novel, The Fault In Our Stars. Sushant and Sanjana essay the roles of Manny and Kizie are two young people who are battling cancer, who fall in love and learn to live life as they try to wade through their deteriorating health. The soul-stirring music by A.R.Rahman and screenplay by Shashank Khaitan set the mood for this roller-coaster journey of the ‘raja and rani and their kahaani!’

    Have a look at the trailer:

    This is going to be a tough watch for many of us, but it is one I am looking forward to — only to see the super talented and wonderful Sushant light up the screen with his smile and charisma, one last time.

    The film is all set to premiere on Disney+ Hotstar on the 24th of July.