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Bollywood celebs react to Kangana versus BMC row

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A slew of Bollywood celebrities including Dia Mirza, Prasoon Joshi, Renuka Shahane and Ankita Lokhande have reacted to the BMC demolition drive on the office of Kangana Ranaut on Wednesday. Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation started demolishing the actress’ Bandra property on Wednesday for alleged un- authorised modifications and extensions. IMPPA, the association of film producers in India, has condemned the BMC for its demolition drive at the office building of the actress. IMPPA president TP Aggarwal said: “All these things are neither good for the government nor good for Kangana Ranaut. The action taken by the Maharashtra government or BMC is absolutely wrong and should be condemned.”

The actress had tweeted photographs of the BMC demolishing and also reacted to it. The Bombay High Court later passed a stay order on the demolition and posted the matter for hearing on 22 September.

Here’s what the celebrities have to say:

Prasoon Joshi: Stay strong @ KanganaTeam you have the inner strength to see you through the toughest of times #KanganaRanaut.

Renuka Shahane: Though I did not like @KanganaTeam ‘s comment comparing Mumbai
to POK I am appalled by the revenge demolition carried out by @mybmc You do not have to stoop so low. @CMOMaharashtra please intervene. There is a pandemic we are dealing with. Do we need this unnec- essary drama?

Dia Mirza: I don’t agree with many of the things Kangana has said in the last few months. The name-calling, the vicious personal attacks on individuals, the vilification of people. At the same time, I am not okay with her being subjected to personal attacks.

Ankita Lokhande: BRAVEHEART Exorbitant love & More Power to you @KanganaTeam
Sonal Chauhan: Breaking somebody’s dream, is NOT what I will ever support. I do not support @KanganaTeam ‘s office being demolished. What’s wrong is wrong!!!

Vivek Agnihotri: This is the NAUGHTIEST Govt in the history of Chatrapati Shivaji Maharaj’s, Babasheb Ambedkar and Balasaheb’s great Maharashtra.

Rahul Dholakia: It’s principally wrong and against democracy to use the power of a public office to get back at a person just because you don’t like what they say or do- How is this any different than the tactics used by a Govt of unleashing CBI, ED, Police or even mob lynchers to silence dissent?

Rashami Desai: From Power to politics to drugs. The fight for Justice surely has turned too ugly to witness. Well! This “drama” is next level, totally lacking discipline and rules. And there is more to come. #shame #DeathOfDemocracy.

Himanshi Khurana: What’s going on in Mumbai.. #BMC should wait at least…. where’s the democracy.. this is wrong… to demolish anyone’s dream house/office #DeathOfDemocracy.

Devoleena Bhattacharjee: Vinaash kaale Viparit Buddhi. #DeathOfDemocracy.

Now Kangana Ranaut herself has taken inspection of the office along with sister Rangoli. Both paid visit to Pali Hill office in Bandra West. Kangana came with her Y plus security, where Mumbai police also had increased the security for the actress.

The latest development came two days after a BMC team paid a surprise visit to her production house Manikarnika Films office. The survey was followed by a notice to Ranaut to stop the ongoing works within 24 hours, but after her staffers refused to accept it, the notice was posted outside her office on Tuesday. On Wednesday morning, Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai pasted a second notice outside Ranaut’s office in Mumbai, alleging unlawful construction in the premises.

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ANNE HATHAWAY REVEALS HER LOCKDOWN CHALLENGE AS A MOM

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Actress Anne Hathaway is also a mom, and the lockdown brought along a set of challenges for her. Anne has sons Jonathan and Jack with husband Adam Shulman, and she opened up about motherhood during an interview with a magazine, reports dailymail.co.uk. Talking about her biggest challenge as a mother during the lockdown, she said it was the “laundry”. However, she went on to share how motherhood has provided her with “tonnes of opportunities.”

“I’m always hesitant to frame things in the realm of challenges as I think it sets a tone. As a mum, I’ve found tonnes of opportunities,” said Anne. “There’s obviously a learning curve—you just have to be kind to yourself with that as you do feel like you’re doing everything wrong, especially in the early days. But it’s more than just a challenge,” she added. The actress also revealed what the coronavirus pandemic has taught her. She said that “the way we live and love is what we’ll be remembered by.”

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DIGANGANA GETS EMOTIONAL AFTER VISITING KISHORE KUMAR’S FINAL RESTING PLACE

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Actress Digangana Suryavanshi who’s been seen in Bollywood films like ‘FryDay’ and ‘Jalebi’ recently took a trip to Indore’s Khandwa to visit the final resting place of the legendary playback singer Kishore Kumar. The actress who’s an admirer of the late singer shares her experience visiting Khandwa.

She penned an emotional note that reads, “This was a moment that I will always cherish. It was a very emotional one, mixed feelings rather… I don’t think I can truly filter how I felt but I wish just as my 11-year-old self I still believed that you were here with us. I wish I could see you in person, talk to you, tell you how incredible you are, the fact that you’ve motivated me to become an artist and be absolutely devoted. Kishore Da I know you’re chatting with God and I see you smiling right there. I hope you know that I love you very much, please accept me as your little sister who couldn’t see you, but you mean to me, maa and papa just as a family. Only wanted to visit Khandwa so I could feel you around there! We love you!”

The actress’s childhood passion for music may explain her great fondness towards the singer. Digangana wrote her first song at age four and released her first-ever music album called ‘Devi Kheer Khalo’ at the age of 10.

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LOOK FORWARD TO EVERYTHING THAT THE FUTURE HOLDS: ROHIT SARAF

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Rohit Saraf says the encouragement and support coming his way is making him believe in his own craft a little more than before. The actor was most recently seen in Anurag Basu’s ‘Ludo’ and web series ‘Mismatched’. “The kind of response I’ve received over the past two weeks for ‘Ludo’ and ‘Mismatched’ has been nothing short of a dream. The projects are being highly appreciated and that makes all the hard work worthwhile. The love, encouragement and support is making me believe in my craft a little more than before and I look forward to everything that the future holds,” said Rohit.

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‘Dev DD 2’ actress Rumana Molla relates to Radha

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MUMBAI: Rumana Molla who was recently seen in ‘Virgin Bhanupriya’, co-starring Urvashi Rautela and Gautam Gulati, is gearing up for her upcoming web-series ‘Dev DD 2’. The ‘Pyaar ka Panchnama 2’ actress spoke to The Daily Guardian and shared her experience of ‘Dev DD 2’ shoot and relating to her character Radha. Rumana says, “The process has been long and hectic. I was surprised to see how much has been put into this show and the scale of it. I was really happy to see that all precautions were taken to ensure that everyone is safe.”    She is reprising the role of Radha. Talking about it Rumana says, “Radha is an independent, spirited and feisty girl who has no qualms about her and this season revolves around her relationship with Chandni.” When asked about how much she relates to her character, she answers, “I can relate to Radha quite a lot. Radha is all heart and is always there for the people she loves. Radha would drop everything in a heartbeat for her loved ones. She’s also independent and open-minded.” So what was more exciting for her, playing Radha in ‘Dev DD 2’ or Ruchi in ‘Pyaar Ka Punchnama 2’? She replies, “It’s really hard to compare Radha and Ruchi as Ruchi was short-lived. I understand and relate to Radha better as I got to play her longer.” After giving an enthralling performance in ‘Pyaar Ka Punchnama 2’, Rumana will surely leave a mark with her screen presence in ‘Dev DD 2’ . On the work front, she has some exciting projects in her kitty and will be seen portraying one of the leads in Akhilesh Jaiswal’s directorial ‘How to Kill your Husband’, co-starring Aahana Kumra and Vikram Kochhar.

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SHILPA RAO EXCITED ABOUT GRAMMY NOMINATION

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Shilpa Rao’s collaboration with Anoushka Shankar earlier this year, on the album ‘Love Letters’, has got the ‘Best Global Music Album’ nomination for the Grammy Awards 2021. The Bollywood singer who has given hits like ‘Ghungroo’ (‘War’), ‘Aaj Jaane Ki Zid Na Karo’, ‘Bulleya’ (‘Ae Dil Hai Mushkil’), ‘Meherbaan’ (‘Bang Bang!’) and ‘Khuda Jaane’ (‘Bachna Ae Haseeno’) among others is excited, after all, even this nomination is an achievement. Talking about the nomination of Anoushka’s album of which she has sung the song, ‘Those Words’, Shilpa says, “All credit to Anoushka for the whole concept of the album. We did the video during the lockdown. This was a simple message of love that people needed more than ever during the pandemic. What this album stands for all of us is that no matter where you come from, all that matters is your message through your song and if the message is love then it will always reach somewhere very nice.”

When asked about Anoushka’s reaction on getting nominated, she says, “We have an online group of the album and so all of us have been in touch. There was a lot of exciting exchanges, congratulations and best of luck went on in the group all through the night.”

Shilpa believes that winning or not winning an award is a part of life and through her music she intends to create something which people will like. “Even if we do not win this we will again go to the studio and make music. Nothing can stop us, I make music to create something which people will like and not for awards. Both failures and successes will always be there and it keeps fluctuating. I would love to collaborate again with Anoushka, as it was interesting to create the album with her and the entire women team. Talking about awards, I have done good work in the past as well for which I did not get any awards but it did not stop me. People liking my work keeps me motivated to create good music and also helps me grow as a human being,” she concludes.

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ANUSHKA SHARMA TO RESUME SHOOTING AFTER DELIVERY

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Mom-to-be Anushka Sharma says she will be back to shooting once she delivers her first child, and establishes a system at home that ensures her to balance her child, home and professional life. Anushka said, “Being on the set brings me a lot of joy and I’m going to be shooting continuously for the next few days. I will be back shooting again once I deliver my first child and establish a system at home that ensures me to balance my child, my home and my professional life. I intend to keep working for as long as I live because acting truly makes me happy.”

The actress, who is currently shooting for endorsements after creating a protective, full-proof bio-bubble with her staff, said: “It’s been great being on the set and meeting my entire team and soaking in the madness of shoots. I have loved being back on the sets and shooting. This year has been tough for our industry but I’m happy to see it restarting again with the same amount of passion and energy.”

 Anushka said that she had to be fully sure that the sets were safe to shoot as she was working during the pandemic. “Though I was looking forward to shooting again, I was also careful to understand all the Covid-19 precautions being taken. I’m thankful to everyone for putting all the necessary steps for me to shoot. The virus is here to stay and life has to embrace the new normal and deal with coronavirus with the strictest precaution which is what I have done in my case,” she said.

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