The story of Krishna Leela and Mathura Vijay was the theme of 11 days theatre festival at Bargarh, said to be the world’s largest open-air theatre festivals. “For 11 days, the whole of Bargarh town was transformed into a very big stage” said the official website of Bargarh Dhanu Yatra. The festival is a symbolic representation of good winning over evil and is a post-independent phenomenon to mark the end of British rule. At least 3,000 artists from 120 cultural troupes from across the country participated in this mega theatre festival.
After power packed performance in the movie Pink,Taapsee Pannu has her hands full with projects. Taapsee stunned everyone with her performance in Pink and is now working on four different genre films - Naam Shabana, The Ghazi Attack, Judwa 2 and Runningshaadi.com. Naam... Shabana is a hard-hitting woman-centric film, Ghazi Attack is about a submarine and Running Shaadi.is a romantic flick. Pannu says she wants to take a break from the action dramas by adding colour and glamour to her career with Judwaa 2.
Alia Bhatt is riding high on success these days. Besides films, she’s also planning to do social work. She says, “I am going to be very active when it comes to social work. I am already working on a campaign for animals.” She is the latest actress to join the PETA bandwagon with a cause ‘adoption’,for which she shot an ad campaign, posing with a cat and dressed as an angel. Otherwise, also her love for cats is not hidden. Alia is a proud owner of two cats herself. So for Alia, no more cat fights, only cat love.
Noted Actor Jackie Chan’s fans will see their hero in a new avatar. Dressed in mustard kurta-pyjama, the Dragon Blade star dances away to glory in action comedy Kung Fu Yoga.The official video of Jackie Chan’s Kung Fu Yoga has released. The song is loaded with thumkas. Farah Khan has choreographed for Jackie Chan in Kung Fu Yoga. Actor SonuSood and newcomer Disha Patani will also be seen in the movie with Jackie.
To rejuvenate and recharge himself, Akshay Kumar, after returning from a family holiday in Cape Town, quietly left Mumbai for a ‘mystical’ journey. “Every year, he travels to a new place to find solitude. This time, he has gone to a meditation centre, two-and-a-half hours away from Kochi city,” says a source. Instead of other artificial treatments, Akshay feels that meditation helps him look radiant and increases his strength levels
Madonna’s daughter LOURDES LEON has made her modelling debut. She posed for her mother’s friend Stella McCartney. The 19-year-old, who has spent much of her life shying away from the public eye, agreed to take part in McCartney’s latest campaign for her new perfume - Pop. The positivity campaign, which promotes self-acceptance and positive mutual support, is a conscious counterbalance to the potentially negative world of social media.
Bollywood Badshah Shahrukh Khan received an honorary doctorate from Maulana Azad National Urdu University for his extraordinary contribution in promotion of the Urdu language and culture through his films.Shahrukh dedicated this honour to his parents. He said they would have been happy to see the moment, especially since he was receiving the honour in the birthplace of his mother, Hyderabad. He said that his father spoke beautiful Urdu and Persian. “Whatever little knowledge I have about how to speak Urdu it is because of him,” he acknowledged.
Noted TV star Aashka Goradia who is seen in Nagin these days, is engaged to her American beau Brent Goble. She revealed about her engagement on social networking site. The couple got engaged when Aashka was celebrating Christmas in Breckenridge, Colorado, US, with Brent’s family.”Nothing but happy tears. Brent G, thank you for making me believe in fairytales. Found my prince. I love you. Best moment ever. Irreplaceable and priceless,” she captioned the image on Instagra.
Madame Tussaud’s is setting up a permanent display museum of its famous wax creations at
New Delhi. It will be the first Madame Tussaud’s wax museum in India. So late Bollywood heartthrob Rajesh Khanna’s fans have petitioned for his wax figure at the Madame Tussaud’s.The petition says: “Rajesh Khanna made an outstanding contribution and impact on Indian cinema. It is imperative that today’s generation and generations to come know the part he played in the history of Indian cinema.” Rajesh Khanna acted in 163 feature films, out of which he was.
Actress EMMA STONE may be lauded as one of Hollywood’s most in-demand actresses, but she says her ideas are not taken seriously. “There were times when I’ve been told that I’m hindering the process by bringing up an opinion or an idea,” she said. Stone added that there have been several instances where she improvised a line or joke that worked, only to have it given away to her male co-stars.
Celebrities are getting in on the action by auctioning off gifts and experiences. Aerosmith star Steven Tyler and actor KURT RUSSELL will sell off their hot wheels at the annual Barrett-Jackson classic car auction next month for charity. Tyler will sell off his 2012 Hennessey Venom GT Spyder and donate proceeds to his charity. A 1956 Austin Princess once owned by late singer John Lennon will also be up for auction.
It’s a dream come true for Actress KRITI SANON. Kriti says she had never thought of becoming an actress. She is just two years old in Bollywood but has already managed to bag four films, including one with superstar Shahrukh Khan.
She made her Bollywood debut in 2014 with “Heropanti”, then featured in “Dilwale” starring Kajol and Shahrukh Khan and has two films in her kitty -- “Raabta” and “Bareilly Ki Barfi”.