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Amyra flies off to Chennai to shoot film with Prabhudeva

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Actress Amyra Dastur is currently in Chennai to shoot of her upcoming film, Bagheera, with Prabhudeva. Taking to Instagram, Amyra shared pictures from inside her flight from Mumbai to Chennai. “First time in an airplane since the lockdown,” she captioned one of the images, in which she is seen wearing a mask and face shield.

On Instagram Story, she also posted a picture of a place where she arrived after boarding the flight, and asked people to guess the name of the place.

Reportedly, Amyra’s new Tamil film starring Prabhudeva is psycho- mystery. Prabhudeva sports a bald avatar. Amyra made her Bollywood debut in the 2013 release, Issaq, alongside Prateik Babbar. She was later seen in films like Kaalakaandi, Rajma Chawal, Made In China, and Prassthanam.

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CSK look to regain winning momentum against Delhi

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After a lacklustre outing against Rajasthan Royals, three-time IPL champions Chennai Super Kings (CSK) will take on Delhi Capitals (DC) in a league encounter at the Dubai International Cricket stadium here on Friday.

 In their last game, the M.S. Dhoni-led side suffered a 16-run defeat, and barring Faf du Plessis most of the CSK players failed in leaving an impact. Moreover, Dhoni’s decision to come down the order backfired and the charismatic captain received a backlash from not only fans but also many cricketing greats like Sunil Gavaskar, Gautam Gambhir, and others. Dhoni later clarified on his decision to come lower down the order. The captain himself wasn’t happy with the bowlers.

 Also, the decision to replace an unfit Ambati Rayudu with Ruturaj Gaikwad didn’t click as the debutant was back in the dugout without troubling the scorers. Moreover, CSK openers failed in both games and that is another cause of concern for the team management. 

Sam Curran, who has been promoted up the order, played a cameo in both games but the England allrounder needs to spend some time in the middle. Dhoni had hit three maximums in the final over against the Royals, but that couldn’t win the game. It will be interesting to see how the CSK skipper will now approach the game against Delhi.

On the other hand, Delhi were on the verge of defeat in their first game against Kings XI Punjab before Marcus Stoinis rescued his side to push the contest to the Super Over decider. 

Later, it was Kagiso Rabada who showed his talent with the ball and ensured the night belonged to DC. The DC top-order failed to fire against Punjab while Rishabh Pant and skipper Shreyas Iyer showed some resistance with the bat. But they were unable to convert their efforts into a big innings. It was Stoinis, who hammered 53 off 21 balls to propel his side to a fighting total. 

The team management is likely to stick with the same combination on Friday, but at the same time it will also hope the top-order to provide an ideal start. 

Meanwhile, the DC bowlers had a satisfactory outing against Punjab but the major concern for the Iyer-led team would be the injury of ace spinner Ravichandran Ashwin, who picked a couple of wickets in his very first over, but had to leave the field later. 

Ashwin’s recovery becomes crucial here. CSK have dominated DC, winning 15 of the 21 games.

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Gigi Hadid, Zayn Malik blessed with baby girl

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Supermodel Gigi Hadid and former One Direction singer Zayn Malik have welcomed their first child. Pop superstar Zayn tweeted to confirm the birth of their baby girl on Thursday. “Our baby girl is here, healthy and beautiful. To try put into words how I am feeling right now would be an impossible task. The love I feel for this tiny human is beyond my understanding. Grateful to know her, proud to call her mine, and thankful for the life we will have together ,” wrote the 27-year-old singer on his verified Twitter account, with folded hands and heart emojis. Gigi later shared the news on Instagram. She wrote: “Our girl joined us earth-side this weekend and she’s already changed our world. So in love.” 

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Why Tom Hanks felt like a ‘total failure’

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 Hollywood star Tom Hanks has shared that there was a time when he felt like a total failure. He experienced this low phase in his personal life. Hanks was married to Samantha Lewes from 1978 to 1987 and had two children with her, daughter Elizabeth and son Colin. During an appearance on ‘In Depth With Graham Bensinger’, Hanks shared that he thought his children might think he was “abandoning” them when he walked out on the marriage, reports mirror.co.uk. The ‘Forrest Gump’ star felt that way when his parents divorced, and didn’t want to “burden” his children with the same feeling. Host Bensinger said, “At the time you were in therapy three times a week. You said, ‘I was sad, confused, emotionally crippled. I guess the house of cards has to fall in before you start to figure things out.’ How so?” Hanks replied: “Well, I felt like I was a complete, abject, total failure and everything I thought was working was actually not working. It’s a place that everybody comes to in their life for one reason or another.” He also explained how he worked through that period of his life. “I’d go off and talk to somebody and say, ‘What have I done wrong?’ And they would say, ‘what do you think you’ve done wrong?’ ‘Why am I so unhappy?’ ‘tell me about your unhappiness. And you work through that till you figure out, you have been an idiot, but you’re no longer an idiot,” said Hanks.  

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Yash is sweating it out to prepare for his role in ‘KGF2’

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South superstar Yash-starrer ‘KGF’ created quite a stir among the audience. People are eagerly waiting for the sequel of the blockbuster flm but due to the pandemic the shooting had to be put on hold. The team has recently resumed shooting. Yash is also all set to get back to the sets and is currently undergoing intensive training. “Yash is going the extra mile and has doubled up on his workout routines while preparing to get back on the sets of ‘KGF2’. His daily workout routine is broken down into different sets of exercises,” shares a source close to Yash. The source continues, “He starts his day around 6 am with half an hour of cardio. Following which he starts weight training and ab workouts that take up an hour and then another cardio session. He also works out in the evening with different exercises and heavyweight training, he is also on a very strict diet.” 

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Streaming on OTTs: Binge on Bollywood this festive season

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Superstar Akshay Kumar is leading the pack and how. A slew of films are all set to release on digital platforms during the upcoming festive season, with direct-to-OTT films emerging as top trend .With cinema halls shut, the trend of Bollywood stars and filmmakers releasing films on OTT continues. The festive Fridays are around the corner and every digital platform is stocking up on fresh quota of films. We have picked 10 binge-worthy films which are slated to release on the streaming platforms in the coming months.

 LAXMMI BOMB 

The Akshay Kumar-starring horror comedy premieres digitally on November 9, on the occasion of Diwali. The film is a remake of the Tamil blockbuster ‘Muni 2: Kanchana’. Raghava Lawrence, who had helmed the original, also helms the Bollywood remake co-starring Kiara Advani, Tusshar Kapoor, Sharad Kelkar, and Ashwini Kalsekar. The film is slated to premiere on Disney+ Hotstar. 

KHAALI PEELI

 Starring Ishaan Khatter and Ananya Panday, the Maqbool Khan directorial is a romantic action drama that is being touted as a roller coaster ride that kicks off when a boy meets a girl one night. It will launch on Zeeplex and Zee5 on October 2. 

SERIOUS MEN

 Starring Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Sudhir Mishra’s latest is an adaptation of Manu Joseph’s book of the same name. The film is a satire about an underachiever, lower caste man who wants to project his boy as a boy genius. The film releases on October 2, on Netflix. 

NISHABDHAMA

 highlight of the Anushka Shetty and R. Madhavan horror thriller is Hollywood star Michael Madsen of ‘Kill Bill’ and ‘Reservoir Dogs’ fame in a special role. Directed by Hemanth Madhukar, the film has been confirmed for a Gandhi Jayanti release on Amazon Prime Video. 

GINNY WEDS SUNNY 

The romantic comedy, starring Vikrant Massey and Yami Gautam, is about Ginny, who gets set up with Sunny but the match is not that simple, and complications arise amid love, life, weddings and music. The film is slated to release on Netflix on October 9. 

BHUJ: THE PRIDE OF INDIA 

The war action film, based on a true story, stars Ajay Devgn, Sanjay Dutt, Sonakshi Sinha, Ammy Virk, and Sharad Kelkar. It is set during the IndoPak war of 1971. The film will release on Disney+ Hotstar.

 LUDO

 Anurag Basu’s multi-starrer ‘Ludo’ features Abhishek Bachchan, Rajkummar Rao, Fatima Sana Shaikh and Sanya Malhotra. It is a dark comedydrama is about four people whose lives collide. The film will release on Netflix. 

THE BIG BULL 

The film stars Abhishek Bachchan. Directed by Kookie Gulati, the film is reportedly based on India’s securities scam of 1992. It will release on Disney+ Hotstar. 

TORBAAZ

 Sanjay Dutt plays an army officer in the Girish Malik directorial, which also stars Nargis Fakhri and Rahul Dev. ‘Torbaaz’ is the story of one man who rises above a personal tragedy and decides to transform the lives of refugee camp kids who are on the path of destruction, through cricket. The film will release on Netflix. 

KAALI KHUHI

 The film is about Shivangi, a 10-year-old girl who must save her family’s village in Punjab from the restless ghosts of its horrific past. The film stars Shabana Azmi, Satyadeep Mishra, Sanjeeda Sheikh and Riva Arora. It is slated to release on Netflix. 

With inputs from IANS

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Akshay visits Gurdwara in UK, takes break from ‘Bell Bottom ’

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Superstar Akshay Kumar on Thursday took out time from his busy outdoor schedule for ‘Bellbottom’ in the UK, to seek blessings at a gurdwara in the country. Sharing a glimpse of his visit, Akshay wrote: “Had a rather blessed morning… spent ten minutes in this gurdwara today and counted my blessings. I feel a sense of calm I haven’t in months,” he wrote, tagging his post with #GratitudeIsTheBestAttitude and #IkOnkar. Akshay also posted a picture of him praying at the gurdwara, with his head covered with a white cloth. 

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