Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], February 8 (ANI): Offering prayers on the banks of Ganga in Haridwar, Bollywood star Shilpa Shetty Kundra on Monday shared a video featuring herself chanting Maha Mrityunjaya mantra and termed the experience as ‘therapeutic’.
The ‘Dhadkan’ star took to Instagram and shared the meaning and relevance of the pious mantra, as she chanted it with Hindu priests. Donning traditional wear, the actor can be seen praying to Lord Siva by folding her hands.
Shilpa captioned the post, “It bestows longevity, wards off calamities, and prevents untimely death. It also removes fears and has the power to heal holistically. For me, chanting this mantra while in Haridwar – the birthplace of YOGA (much before COVID-19 had emerged) – was therapeutic. This mantra has the power to heal, helps me find peace amid chaos, no matter where I am .”
Suggesting her fans and followers to chant the mantra for good health and peace, she added, “If you suffer from ‘any’ ailment, please do this jaap 11 times every day and see the miracles unfold.”
The ‘Baazigar’ star also asked her fans about what helps them find peace in tough times.
Meanwhile, on the work front, she will soon be seen in ‘Hungama 2’, the sequel to the 2003 blockbuster comedy-drama ‘Hungama’, and has also recently finished shooting for the Sabbir Khan directorial ‘Nikamma’. (ANI)
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Elle Fanning channels her modern-day Cinderella at 2021 Golden Globes
Washington [US], March 1 (ANI): Just because the Golden Globes are being held virtually this year doesn’t mean the stars won’t be getting glammed up! American actor Elle Fanning, who plays Princess Aurora in ‘Maleficent’, looked like a modern-day Cinderella at the 2021 Golden Globes.
The actor showed off her Gucci dress, designed by Alessandro Michele, on Instagram ahead of the award ceremony.
She posted a photo of herself looking regal as ever in the baby blue silk-dress. The star captioned the post, “Dressed up for a night in for the @goldenglobes Thank you to my beautiful hair and makeup team on the show @erinayanianmonroe and @glynnlorraine They transform me into Catherine every day on set and are a part of this special day!”
The team behind Hulu’s ‘The Great’ also helped to capture the picture-perfect moment, with Fanning in her caption sharing that she and photographer Gareth Gatrell “had such a fun time taking these photos” of her in the stunning dress and Fred Leighton jewelry.
And, as always, the actress gave Alessandro a shout-out, captioning the post, “I heart @gucci forever.”
As per E! News, Fanning is currently in London, where the cast is filming season two of ‘The Great’. She told E! News’ Giuliana Rancic that she is a bit of a night owl, but she is also “running on adrenaline” making the time difference a bit less difficult to manage.
She and co-star Nicholas Hoult are both up for Best Actor in a Comedy Series in their respective categories at this year’s Globes.
The 78th Golden Globe Awards is taking place nearly two months later than normal, due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on cinema and television.
This is the first bi-coastal ceremony, with Tina Fey hosting from the Rainbow Room in New York City, and Amy Poehler hosting from The Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, California.
The nominees for Golden Globes were announced on February 3 and Jane Fonda and Norman Lear were announced as the recipients of the Cecil B. DeMille Award and the Carol Burnett Award, respectively.
Netflix dominated the nominations with a total of 42 mentions, including a nomination for the leading film ‘Mank’ and a nomination for leading television show ‘The Crown’.
‘Mank’ and ‘The Crown’ have received a total of six nominations each. Canadian sitcom ‘Schitt’s Creek’ has been nominated in five Golden Globe categories, including best TV musical or comedy series. (ANI)
MAHARASHTRA MINISTER QUITS, BJP ALLEGES HE’S LINKED TO TIKTOK STAR’S SUICIDE CASE
The Bharatiya Janata Party had demanded Forest Minister Sanjay Rathod’s resignation, even as he denied anything to do with 23-year-old Pooja Chavan’s death.
Amid the demand for the ouster of Maharashtra Forest Minister Sanjay Rathod over his name being linked to the death of a 23-year-old woman, the Shiv Sena leader on Sunday tendered his resignation from the post.
“I’ve given my resignation to CM Uddhav Thackeray. The way opposition is warning that they won’t allow Assembly session to function, I’ve distanced myself from it. I want a fair probe in case (in connection with the death of a woman in Pune earlier this month),” Rathod told reporters.
Earlier, the Opposition, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), had demanded Rathod’s resignation, even as the minister has denied that he had anything to do with her death.
The 23-year-old woman had died after falling from a building on 8 February, and Pune Police had said that they were probing the suicide angle. Some audio clips had gone viral after her death. However, soon after, many audio tapes allegedly linked to TikTok star Pooja Chavan’s death, alluding to the involvement of the state minister, went viral on social media. In one such audio clip, one person is heard making some suggestions to suppress a case. The person also issued instructions in Marathi to take possession of laptops and mobiles phones and the ‘issue’ should not be escalated.
Responding to the Opposition’s demand of a case against the minister, Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray on Sunday said an FIR (First Information Report) can’t be registered before investigation.
“Our job is to behave properly and just. But politics has been dirty for the past few days. Investigation has to happen, and we believe it should be fair. But during investigation, destroying someone should not be the aim,” he said at a press conference.
Further, some social media posts claimed that Pooja Chavan was in a relationship with the Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Rathod. In Rathod’s defence, Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut earlier on Sunday said that Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray will not take any decision under pressure. “Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray will not take any decision under pressure. To keep anyone in the cabinet or not is the CM’s prerogative,” Raut said.
The Rajya Sabha member also accused Maharashtra Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari of indulging in politics. The BJP has already announced that it would not let the budget session of the state legislature run smoothly if Rathod does not step down before March 1. The session is scheduled to start from Monday.
The BJP had been demanding his resignation from the post. “Minister with serious allegations in Pooja Chavan suicide case should resign! The BJP protested against this by burning a statue of Sanjay Rathore in Beed district,” BJP Maharashtra tweeted last week.
Former Maharashtra chief minister Devendra Fadnavis had also hit out at the state government over the death. “There is ample evidence against Sanjay Rathod but nothing is happening. If media reports had not come out, nothing would have happened. Are we heading towards a banana republic? The police are under pressure. First, there has to be an investigation on the police itself,” he said last week.
BIG B TO UNDERGO SURGERY DUE TO ‘MEDICAL CONDITION’
NEW DELHI: Megastar Amitabh Bachchan recently revealed that he is going through some medical condition that requires him to undergo surgery. Big B shared the news with his fans via his Tumblr blog. However, it is unclear if the medical procedure is complete. In a one-line, cryptic message on his blog, the veteran actor gave an update to his fans and followers. He wrote, “Medical condition .. surgery .. can’t write.” The news about the veteran actor’s health condition has left his fans feeling worried and distressed, with many taking to Twitter to wish the megastar a speedy recovery.
The veteran star’s upcoming projects include mystery thriller ‘Chehre’, and sci-fi movie ‘Brahmastra’. He will also be seen in the sports drama ‘Jhund’. Apart from the forthcoming films, the veteran actor was busy with the shooting of his upcoming project ‘Mayday’.
I ALWAYS SEE MY FILM AS A PASSION PROJECT: HARSHVARDHAN KAPOOR
Harshvardhan Kapoor’s breakthrough performance in ‘AK Vs AK’ got a thumbs up from both the critics and the audience.Harshvardhan spoke exclusively with The Daily Guardian and shared his experience, praise he received for ‘AK VS AK’ and future projects.
Q. What was your first reaction to the love you received for ‘AK VS AK’?
It has been surprising, I did not expect it. It has been overwhelming and a big moment for me. Validation from the critics and audience is crucial for a young, upcoming actor.
Q. You have ‘Thar’ and ‘Spotlight’ coming up, can you give us a sneak peek of the characters?
Unfortunately, I can’t speak much about ‘Thar’ and ‘Spotlight’. ‘Spotlight’ is a comedy film with Radhika Madan and should be out in May or June. ‘Thar’ has me, my dad, Satish Kaushik, Fatima Sana Sheikh, and Mukti Mohan. It may release by the end of the year and I am eagerly waiting for the edit.
Q. One thing that intrigues you to be a part of a film and why?
It depends on how unique the director’s vision is, I want to do new things in a new environment. I always see it as a passion project and never think of it to attain stardom or further my career.
Q. Do you prefer films or web series?
I would love to do a series or a film depending on the script and concept. I have done a bunch of films for Netflix. ‘Spotlight’ is a Netflix film and I am looking forward to sharing it with you.
WHY ‘VICKY DONOR’ & ‘DUM LAGA KE HAISHA’ ARE SPECIAL FOR AYUSHMANN
MUMBAI : Ayushmann Khurrana credits his films ‘Vicky Donor’ and ‘Dum Laga Ke Haisha’ for triggering his journey to stardom. “The success of ‘Vicky Donor’ and then ‘Dum Laga Ke Haisha’ told me that the audience wanted to have a different experience in the theatre and that their taste was changing. They wanted to have a different form of engagement at the movies. They wanted to have a conversation, have a debate and take back an uplifting message home,” expressed Ayushmann. He said that such films have been the voice of his beliefs and sensibilities, and have enabled him to “write my own destiny in this industry.”
“I never looked back after ‘Dum Laga Ke Haisha’ and it will always be a super special one for my career, for my life. It bolstered my belief that I was on the right path of selecting films that spark a conversation. I will forever be indebted to Adi (producer Aditya Chopra) sir, (producer) Maneesh Sharma and (director) Sharat Katariya for bringing this film to me,” he added. Ayushmann said films like these shaped “my position as an artiste who wants to walk the road less travelled and constantly experiment with genres and subjects.”
ARJUN KAPOOR’S ‘SARDAR KA GRANDSON’ TO HAVE OTT RELEASE
NEW DELHI : Arjun Kapoor, Neena Gupta and Rakul Preet Singh starrer ‘Sardar Ka Grandson’ will premiere on Netflix. The film is directed by Kaashvie Nair. Taking to Instagram, Arjun dropped a bunch of stills from the movie and wrote, “Gather your parents and grandparents for this one, Sardar ka Grandson is coming soon to @netflix_in #SardarKaGrandson.” The star cast also includes Aditi Rao Hydari, John Abraham, Soni Razdan, Kanwaljit Singh, and Kumud Mishra. The family entertainer is co-produced by Emmay Entertainment, John Abraham Entertainment, and T-Series. The release date is yet to be announced. The film is written by Anuja Chauhan, Amitosh Nagpal, and Kaashvie Nair. ‘Sardar Ka Grandson’ went on floors in November 2019. Announcing the project, Arjun had shared a goofy picture collage with Rakul. Captioning the post, he wrote, “Picture Shuroo… other information bhi upload hogi soon.” Rakul has several projects lined up including ‘MayDay’, ‘Doctor G’, and ‘Thank God’.
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