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I Don’t own an apartment in Mumbai, gifted my mother a 9BHK house in Shimla: Anupam Kher

Anupam Kher

Anupam Kher is not only recognized in Bollywood but his performances in Hollywood films have always been the talk of the town. Recently, in a conversation with an entertainment portal, the veteran actor went candid about his humble background. Anupam revealed that he doesn’t own a house in Mumbai but has gifted a 9BHK house to his mother Dulari in their hometown Shimla.

The actor revealed that his mother dreamed of having a 1 BHK house in Shimla and asked him to buy a house but instead he bought the whole house with 9 rooms and surprised her. “I don’t even own an apartment in Mumbai. I live in a rented apartment. I decided 4-5 years back that I don’t want to own property. The only property I bought four years ago was a house for my mother in Shimla,” he said.

“After my father passed away, she started living with us. I used to always tease her, ‘Mama, aak ko Anupam Kher hai, abh aur kya chaihye?’ She surprised me by telling me ‘mujhe ghar chahiye’. I told her that Raju (brother) and I have houses, so she said, ‘Nahi, Shimla me… All my life I used to live in a rented home in Shimla and my desire and dream was that one day I would own a house,” the actor added.

Anupam Kher with mother and brother

“She loved that place and called me up and said, ‘I found a small house with an entrance from the outside.’ I asked the broker how many rooms there are in the house and he told me that it had 9 bedrooms. I thought that if I have to give my mother a gift, it has to be something exceptional. So I asked the broker to see if the owner was willing to sell the whole house,” Kher concluded.

Anupam also recalled how angry his mother was with him for buying such a big house, She had said, “Aap ka dimag kharab hai! Mujhe nahi chahiye itna bada ghar…'”

Meanwhile, on the work front, Anupam Kher recently completed the filming of his 519th film ‘Shiv Shastri Balboa’ in New Jersey. The film also features Neena Gupta in the lead role.

Also Read: Anupam Kher Thanksgiving to Robert De Niro by saying amazing Evening, delicious Dinner

Rajkummar Rao gets an adorable birthday wish from his girlfriend Patralekhaa, says ‘Thank you for being rock solid’

Rajkummar Rao with girlfriend

Actor Rajkummar Rao is celebrating his 37th birthday on Tuesday (August 31). On the special occasion, Rajkumar has received countless wishes but the most special one is from his girlfriend and actress Patralekhaa took to Instagram to pen a heartfelt post for him.

Sharing a loved-filled picture wherein the two look adorable as they pose for a loved-up click against the backdrop of pink Bougainvillea trees. The actress wrote, “Happy Birthday @rajkummar_rao. You know what you mean to me. I always wish that you outdo yourself in every character that you play because I know that’s what you wish for yourself. Thank you for being rock solid through this difficult period. I love you.”

Baki baatein Instagram par nahi ghar par,” she concluded her post.

Reacting to her post, Rajkummar commented, “I love you”.

Rajkummar Rao woth girlfriend Patralekhaa

Rajkummar and Patralekhaa first worked in 2014 in Hansal Mehta’s Citylights. The two have been dating ever since. The couple often dedicates posts for each other.

Earlier this year, on Valentine’s day Rajkumar and Patralekhaa opened up their relationship with a leading daily. “As a couple, both of us truly believe that the secret to a happy relationship is to share responsibilities so that no one person is overburdened or has to compromise. I want both of us to excel in our careers, and nothing should hold us back. I do laundry. I even help with other household chores. Patra does travel to different locations for her shoots, and I support her thoroughly. Being an actor myself, I understand her nature of work and I will never let her compromise on her career,” the actor said.

Also Read: Rajkumar Rao turns 37. Sonam Kapoor to Anushka Sharma, celebs pour in sweet birthday wishes

Vicky Kaushal starrer ‘The Immortal Ashwatthama’ put on hold?

Vicky Kaushal-Aditya Dhar

Vicky Kaushal‘s ambitious film, The Immortal Ashwatthama, has been put on hold. As per the reports, the film’s shooting has been stopped due to budget constraints. The film was directed by Aditya Dhar and bankrolled by Ronnie Screwvala’s RSVP Films.

Earlier, Vicky had shared a picture on his Instagram where he can be seen preparing for the film with Aditya Dhar. Now, many reports have claimed that The Immortal Ashwatthama has been put on hold as the budget has crossed over Rs 300 crore.

Producer Ronnie Screwvala in a statement said, “In the last draft of the script, the ambition of the movie and the budget did not match and the overall uncertainty fueled by COVID, did not help. So all of us Aditya (Dhar), Vicky (Kaushal), and I decided that we need to put this back for another six to nine months. Sara (Ali Khan, the leading lady), also agreed. We will have to work more on the budget and circle back when things look better overall for the magnum opus which Ashwathama is being planned as.”

Vicky Kaushal

Further, the sources said that the big budget of the film had put too much pressure on the film to perform. “The film’s team started the pre-production work and also discussions with multiple visual effect studios from the West to transport the vision to the spectacle. As time passed by, the makers realized that the budget put too much pressure on the film to deliver at the box office. The estimated budget, even before a single scene was shot, came in the range of Rs 300 crore. Hence, they all mutually decided to rework on the same and take the film on when the box office scenario looks better,” the sources said.

The Immortal Ashwatthama would mark the second collaboration between Aditya Dhar Ronnie Screwvala’s RSVP, and Vicky Kaushal. The trio had first collaborated for the National Award-winning Uri: The Surgical Strike in 2019.

Also Read: Katrina Kaif-Vicky Kaushal not engaged, says their spokespersons

Rajkumar Rao turns 37. Sonam Kapoor to Anushka Sharma, celebs pour in sweet birthday wishes


Bollywood actor Rajkummar Rao turned a year older on Tuesday, August 31. The National Award-winning actor is celebrating his 37th birthday today. On his special day, his friends and colleagues from the industry, including Anushka Sharma, Anil Kapoor, Sonam Kapoor, Kriti Sanon, and others showered birthday wishes upon him.

Sonam Kapoor too pours in birthday wishes for the actor. She wrote, “Happy happy birthday Raj. Here’s hoping your next trip around the sun has a lot of happiness and love in store for you! Big hug.”

Anushka Sharma posted a photo of Rao and wrote, “Happy Birthday Rajkummar! Wishing you love and light always.”

Kriti Sanon who shared screen space with Rajkummar Rao in Bareilly Ki Barfi shared a sweet birthday wish. The actress wrote, “Stay the amazing genuine person you are! Wish you all the happiness and success always,”


Rajkummar Rao birthday wish

Anil Kapoor, who was seen with Rajkummar in Fanney Khan and Laga wrote, “Happy Birthday, @rajkummar_rao!! Wishing you a year filled with smiles and success.”

Ayushmann Khurrana posted a happy picture with Rajkummar and wrote, “Happy birthday @rajkummar_rao. Phaadta chalo re.”

On the work front, Rajkummarhas several projects under his belt, including Second Innings, Badhaai Do, Monica, O My Darling and, The Last Rave.

Also Read: Anushka Sharma to Katrina Kaif, celebs wish Neha Dhupia on her 41st birthday

Aparshakti Khurana shares a glimpse of his daughter Arzoie A. Khurana, see PIC

Aparshakti Khurana

Aparshakti Khurana and his wife Aakriti Ahuja recently embraced parenthood with the arrival of their baby girl. The couple is on cloud nine as they are enjoying this new phase of their lives.

Earlier, Aparshakti shared an Instagram update where he shared the happy news and revealed the name of his daughter, Arzoie A. Khurana. Now, the actor has shared a glimpse of her through an adorable picture. Captioning his post, he wrote, “It’s a little love triangle for us @aakritiahuja #arzoieakhurana.”

Aparshakti’s industry friends and colleagues reacted to his post. Actor Angad Bedi who is all set to embrace fatherhood for the second time, commented, “Waheguru @aparshakti_khurana @aakritiahuja.” Shakti Mohan commented, “Blessed.” Siddhant Kapoor commented, “Congratulations mere Bhai.” While Swara Bhasker congratulating Aparshakti wrote, “So so many congratulations Apaar!” Dino Morea dropped red heart emojis on his post.

Aparshakti Khurana

Aparshakti and Aakriti welcomed their firstborn, a baby girl, on August 27.
The new father, Aparshakti in conversation with a leading daily, praised his brother and actor Ayushmann Khurrana for being the best father. “Ayush bhaiyya is a great father, and I have definitely been inspired by him. The one thing that I have learned from him is to give your children the freedom to be themselves. We have also been taking tips from Ayush bhaiyya and his wife, Tahira,” the actor added.

Also Read: Aparshakti Khurana on embracing fatherhood: I get inspiration from my brother Ayushmann Khurana

The Empire: Kunal Kapoor is “overwhelmed by the kind of response” that series have gained

Kunal Kapoor

The high anticipated show, The Empire, which is based on the life of Mughal ruler Babur has finally released on Friday. The show features Kunal Kapoor, Shabana Azmi, Dino Morea, Drashti Dhami in the lead roles and Mitakshara Kumar has directed the drama. The Empire has received a tremendous amount of positive response from the viewers. In the series, Kunal portrays the lead role of Mughal Emperor Babur. In response to this, the actor also revealed that he is overwhelmed by the response that he has received from public.

According to Pinkvilla, Kunal said, “I am really overwhelmed by the kind of response that I have got since the release of ‘The Empire’. It was a beautifully written book with some fascinating characters and we have all worked very hard to make it come alive and I’m very happy people are enjoying it.’’

Kunal always wanted to try performing action onscreen and therefore considering as an actor this historical drama is particularly significant for him. The dashing guy has just founded his production company, and he’s also working on an unnamed project.

The series is based on Alex Rutherford’s book Empire of the Moghul: Raiders from the North, which follows Babur’s life from the age of 14 to the time he established his empire and died at the age of 47.

Kunal made his film debut in 2004 with Meenaxi: A Tale of Three Cities. He rose to fame in Rang De Basanti. Later in his career, he appeared in films such as Laaga Chunari Mein Daag, Aaja Nachle, Don 2, Luv Shuv Tey Chicken Khurana, and Dear Zindagi.

Rubina Dilaik starts filming for her Bollywood debut ‘Ardh’

Rubina Dilaik

Bigg Boss 14 winner and television actress Rubina Dilaik has started filming for her Bollywood debut film, ‘Ardh.’ The film will showcase a story of a struggling actor in Mumbai.

On Tuesday, August 31, Rubina who is popularly known for her roles in ‘Choti Bahu’, and ‘Shakti- Astitva Ke Ehsaas Ki’ took to her Instagram handle to share the happy news with her fans and followers. She captioned her post as, “New beginnings.”

Directed by singer and music composer Palash Muchhal, the film also stars Rajpal Yadav, Kulbhushan Kharbanda, and Hiten Tejwani.

“‘Ardh’ is about the struggle of an actor in a city like Mumbai. The film will showcase the experiences of my 15 years journey,” Muchhal said in a statement.

Rubina Dilaik

Veteran actor Kulbhushan revealed he is playing a powerful role in “Ardh”. While, Hiten Tejwani, said he is thrilled to be teaming up with Palash.

“Palash is a young filmmaker and his energy is amazing. We as actors always want to play different characters and to work with young filmmakers like him is fun,” Hiten said.

Rajpal Yadav, on the other hand, described “Ardh” as a concept-driven film. “I am very happy to be a part of this film and I am really proud of Palash. During the photoshoot, I was amazed to see his skills as a young filmmaker,” he added.

Also Read: Rubina Dilaik regrets not walking out of BB14 house after husband Abhinav’s eviction; See post

Suniel Shetty turns brand ambassador for Maharashtra Delphic Council

Suniel Shetty

Mumbai, Aug 31 Actor Suniel Shetty has been named as the brand ambassador for the Maharashtra Delphic Council for Performing Arts.
Talking about the same, Suniel Shetty shared: “I am super excited to join the Maharashtra Delphic Council as a brand ambassador. Art and culture as a subject is very close to my heart and with Delphic coming to India, I am sure all artistes from Maharashtra will be able to showcase their talents globally and show the world our rich culture.”
The logo of the Maharashtra Delphic Council was launched by the Governor of Maharashtra, Bhagat Singh Koshyari and veteran actress Hema Malini on August 21.
The Delphic Games celebrate six art categories, namely, Musical Arts and Sounds (singing, instrumental music, electronic sounds), Performing Arts (dance, theatre, circus, puppetry), Language Arts (literature, poetry, moderation), Visual Arts (painting, graphics, sculpture, installation, fashion, photography), Social Arts (communications, Internet, media, pedagogic, didactic) and Ecological Arts & Architecture (urban planning, landscaping, preservation and conservation of nature, monuments).

Shefali Shah wraps up shooting of ‘Doctor G,’ says ‘yet another journey comes to an end

Shefali Shah

Shefali Shah has wrapped the shoot of campus comedy-drama “Doctor G.” The film stars Shefali as senior doctor Nandini. Directed by Anubhuti Kashyap, the film also features Ayushmann Khurrana and Rakul Preet Singh in the lead roles.

The ‘Delhi Crime’ actress took to Instagram on Tuesday (August 31) and shared photos from the film’s set, where she was seen cutting a cake. In one of the pictures, Ayushmann and Rakul are seen standing on either side of Shah along with the other team members.

She captioned her post as, ”Yet another journey comes to an end. No wrong, it’s just the beginning of like-minded people coming together, making friends, getting enriched by each and everyone’s contribution to making her and me come alive.”

“Thank you to the beautiful team with amazingly talented, fun, and chilled people. Will miss you’ll,” Shah concluded.

Shefali Shah

The 49-year-old actress began shooting for “Doctor G” earlier this month. The film is bankrolled by Junglee Pictures and has been written by Sumit Saxena, Anubhuti, Saurabh Bharat, and Vishal Wagh. In the film, Ayushmann will be essaying the role of Dr Uday Gupta, while Rakul will be seen playing Dr Fatima, a medical student, and Ayushmann’s senior in the film.

Besides this, Shefali Shah will also be seen in Alia Bhatt starrer ‘Darlings’ and ‘Jalsa’, co-starring Vidya Balan.

Also Read: Vidya Balan and Shefali Shah start shooting for Jalsa, slated to release in 2022

Neetu Kapoor indulges in Greek tradition, and smashes plates; video goes viral

Neetu Kapoor

Neetu Kapoor recently went out with family and friends for a great evening, and a video from her outing has gone viral on the internet. The veteran actress and her daughter Riddhima Kapoor, as well as close friend Manisha Malhotra, were spotted at a restaurant. During her outing, the actress also participated in the Greek ritual of smashing plates and posted a video of it on Instagram.

In the video that the actress shared on her Instagram story, she was seen dancing along with Riddhima Kapoor and Manish Malhotra, while they were performing the ritual of smashing plates. Neetu Kapoor was wearing an oversize black top along with white pants. The actress looked absolutely stunning in minimal make up.

Taking to her Instagram account, Neetu Kapoor recently shared a photo of an early Rakhi celebration, in which Ranbir Kapoor, Riddhima Kapoor Sahni, and Natasha Nanda were photographed reclining on a couch and smiling for the camera. Riddhima posed with her phone in hand, while Neetu Kapoor joined them in the picture through video call.

On work note, Neetu Kapoor will next be seen in the film ‘Jug Jugg Jeeyo,’ which also features Anil Kapoor, Kiara Advani, and Varun Dhawan. “Last day with my #JJJ squad who have become family, will miss them,” she said last year while announcing the film’s completion. Raj Mehta’s film ‘Jug Jugg Jeeyo’ is described as a lighthearted family drama. When Neetu Kapoor was filming ‘Jug Jugg Jeeyo,’ she tested positive for COVID-19. Later after her recovery Riddhima had revealed on Instagram that she had tested negative for the virus after several days in confinement.