Sushmita Sen responds to rumoured beau Rohman Shawl’s birthday wish: Love you more my jaan

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi |
Published: November 19, 2018 6:49:54 pm

Sushmita Sen and Rohman Shawl reportedly met at a fashion event a few months back. (Photo: Instagram/Sushmita Sen)
Actor Sushmita Sen turned 43 today. And amid all the wishes that kept pouring in, one birthday wish turned out to be special. Sushmita’s rumoured beau Rohman Shawl shared an adorable photo of himself and Sushmita on his Instagram handle. But more than the picture, it was the caption that caught everyone’s attention. The post was soon reposted by Sushmita, leaving many speculating about their alleged relationship.
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A model by profession, Rohman shared a photo where he is kissing Sushmita on her forehead. He wrote along, “Hey hey look who’s birthday it is !! Happy birthday my jaan ❤️ I know i am a man of few words so let me choose them wisely !! The most important day of your life so lets make the most of it,may you have a wonderful year ….for amazing times ahead !! #SS I LoVe YoU #forever !!”
Sushmita reshared the photo and wrote with it, “(I LOVE YOU MOREEEEE MY JAAN) 😍💋❤️💃🏻🎵 yours, Birthday Girl!!!😉🎉💃🏻 #myfirstrepost 😄”

Sushmita and Rohman made headlines after their recent public appearances. Sushmita also shared a video and some photos on Diwali, which featured Rohman along with her two adopted daughters – Renee and Alisah.
Check out some photos and videos of Sushmita Sen and Rohman Shawl:

Sushmita, who became the first Indian woman to win the Miss Universe title in 1994, made her Bollywood debut with Dastak in 1996. Her memorable films are Main Hoon Na, Biwi No. 1, Maine Pyaar Kyun Kiya and Filhaal.

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Alia Bhatt: People will have to wait for my wedding

By: IANS | Mumbai |
Published: November 19, 2018 4:44:31 pm

There were reports that Alia Bhatt is going to tie the knot with rumoured boyfriend Ranbir Kapoor in 2019. (Photo: Instagram/Alia Bhatt)
Alia Bhatt has made it clear that her well-wishers have to wait to see her marriage happening whenever it does.
There were reports that Alia is going to tie the knot with actor Ranbir Kapoor in 2019 but the actor says that people have to wait.
“If people are waiting for my wedding then, they have to wait for it. I think climax should be good and there should be a happy ending to it,” she said while interacting with media at Lux Golden Rose Awards 2018 on Sunday, here.HOT DEALS
Alia and Ranbir sort of made their relationship official when both of them walked together hand-in-hand at Sonam Kapoor and Anand Ahuja’s wedding reception earlier this year. They are also going to be seen together for the first time in “Brahmastra”.
This photo of Alia Bhatt and Ranbir Kapoor was taken at Sonam Kapoor’s wedding. (Photo credit: Alia Bhatt/Instagram)
Reacting on Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas’s impending wedding which is going to take place in Jodhpur, Alia said, “I am really happy and excited that PC (Priyanka Chopra) is getting married. I am very excited to see PC and her wedding attire. I am very fond of her and I have lot of warmth and love for her. I hope that she will have a beautiful wedding. I am sure she will make a beautiful bride and she should have a beautiful life.”
Alia is often being compared with Kareena Kapoor Khan in terms of their look and acting style and when asked that ow does she take that comparison, she said, “It’s a compliment for me but I don’t think it’s true because I think there is going to be only one Bebo (Kareena Kapoor Khan) and I am very different from her so, I don’t think it’s fair to draw comparison between us.”
Brahmastra is written and directed by Ayan Mukherji and produced by Karan Johar’s Dharma Productions.
Also read | Alia Bhatt and Ranbir Kapoor spend time together on Brahmastra sets
It also features Amitabh Bachchan, Dimple Kapadia, Akkineni Nagarjuna, Divyendu Sharma and Mouni Roy in lead roles. The first part of Brahmastra trilogy is scheduled to release in Christmas 2019.

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Akshay Kumar: When women are strong, countries become stronger

By: IANS | Mumbai |
Published: November 19, 2018 4:44:29 pm

Akshay Kumar is happy to be a part of a family which has many strong women like his mother, wife, sister and mother-in-law. (Photo: Varinder Chawla)
Lending his support to gender equality, actor Akshay Kumar said that strong women make stronger countries.
Akshay along with a bevy of Bollywood celebrities like Shah Rukh Khan, Varun Dhawan, Sidharth Malhotra, Vicky Kaushal, Rekha, Zeenat Aman, Hema Malini, Madhuri Dixit Nene, Kareena Kapoor Khan and Alia Bhatt, gathered on Sunday night to attend the 3rd Lux Golden Rose Awards to extend their support to the United Nations’ campaign #HeForShe.
Talking on the subject, Akshay said: “When women are strong, families become strong and countries stronger. I am happy to be a part of a family which has many strong women like my mother, my wife, my sister and my mother-in-law.”
The campaign celebrates the contribution of women to society. Talking about the role of female actors in the industry, Shah Rukh said: “These women have contributed to making me a better human.”
Gen-next stars like Taapsee Pannu, Nushrat Bharucha, Janhvi Kapoor, Ishaan Khattar, Rakulpreet Singh, Ada Sharma too were present at the event.
Janhvi, daughter of producer Boney Kapoor and late veteran actress Sridevi, bagged the Lux Golden Rose Emerging Beauty Of The Year. She said the award was “encouraging”.

“My parents have always maintained that a good artiste is a reflection of a good and honest person and I hope to prove myself by doing exactly that,” she added.
Veteran actress and politician Hema Malini bagged the Lux Golden Rose Iconic Beauty Over The Decades award. The star-studded evening became much entertaining when Kareena performed on stage on the super hit tracks of her male co-stars like Shah Rukh, Salman Khan and her actor-husband Saif Ali Khan.
Kareena also won the award of Lux Golden Rose Confident Beauty Of The Year alongside Shikha Talsania and Swara Bhasker.
See photos | Inside Lux Golden Rose Awards 2018
Others who were seen shaking a leg at the gala were Varun Dhawan, who paid a tribute to his co-stars like Taapsee and Alia; and Madhuri, who enthralled the audience by dancing on tracks like “Dream girl”, “Laila main laila” and “Yeh mera dil”.

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Kangana Ranaut on Rani Laxmi Bai: She really believed in new age India and fought for it

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi |
Published: November 19, 2018 4:26:23 pm

Kangana Ranaut in a still from Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi
Actor Kangana Ranaut says she is quite inspired by Rani Laxmi Bai after playing the warrior queen in the upcoming period drama Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi.
Sharing her thoughts on the 190th birth anniversary of Laxmi Bai, Kangana said, “When Akhand Bharat was agreed upon, she really believed in new age India and fought for it. I think the best way to give her tribute is to value what we have today and to make Bharat a glorious country and world power. She was a true patriot who wanted her country to be a glorious one. I think to pursue her dream would be the best way to give her a tribute.”
Shariq Patel, CEO of Zee Studios, said, “Today, we remember India’s bravest and fiercest warrior Rani Lakshmi Bai and her extraordinary life with the sincerest gratitude. It’s an honour to be able to salute her through our upcoming film Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi.”
Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi’s plot primarily revolves around Rani Laxmi Bai who attempted to safeguard her kingdom by picking up arms against the invaders. Apart from Kangana, the movie also features Jisshu Sengupta and Atul Kulkarni in significant roles.
Manikarnika has been directed by Krish with a screenplay by KV Vijayendra Prasad and Prasoon Joshi. The movie’s music has been composed by Shankar–Ehsaan–Loy. Produced by Zee Studios and Kamal Jain, Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi is slated to hit screens on January 25, 2019.

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Alia Bhatt: I just want to entertain the audience

By: IANS | Mumbai |
Published: November 19, 2018 2:13:36 pm

Alia Bhatt just wants to keep doing her work and entertain the audience. (Photos: Varinder Chawla)
Alia Bhatt, who was last seen in Raazi, says that she does not want to take herself too seriously while acting in films. Alia was interacting with media at Lux Golden Rose Awards 2018 on Sunday in Mumbai.
When asked if she has ever felt that she has reached the top of her game, Alia said, “I think that would be wrong on my side to think like that because then, it can affect my decisions and I will start taking myself too seriously so, I don’t want to do all that.
“I think that’s what you to say and me to enjoy. I just want to work here and entertain the audience.”
Alia added that she just wants to keep doing her work and entertain the audience.

“I have been really fortunate to get lot of love from audience and at the same time lot of support from my directors and the people that I have worked with. In that journey, I have made some great friends and I have done some fun films for my liking so, the only goal is to keep going, keep my focus straight, enjoy the love and be a good person,” she said.
Lux Golden Rose Awards was conceived as an original concept to celebrate Indian female actors for their beautiful and indomitable performances on the silver screen. In its third edition, Lux has taken things one step ahead and extended its support to UN for its HeForShe movement.
Also read | Lux Golden Rose Awards: Shah Rukh Khan, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Alia Bhatt and others dazzle
Alia will be next seen in Zoya Akthar’s Gully Boy along with Ranveer Singh. It is co-produced by Akhtar’s Tiger Baby and Excel Entertainment productions and is scheduled to release on February 14, 2019.

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Inside photos from SOTY 2 star Tara Sutaria’s birthday bash

Written by Kriti Sonali
| Bengaluru |
Updated: November 19, 2018 2:06:58 pm

Not many know that Tara Sutaria has a twin sister, Pia Sutaria. The two sisters celebrated their birthdays together.
Tara Sutaria, who is all set to make her Bollywood debut with Student Of The Year 2, turned 23 today. Tara’s birthday was made special by her film’s co-stars Tiger Shroff, Ananya Panday and director Punit Malhotra. Producer Karan Johar was also a part of the celebration. Others like Sidharth Malhotra, singer Armaan Malik, Ishaan Khattar and his mother Neelima Azeem were also seen at Tara’s birthday bash which took place on Sunday night.
Not many know that Tara Sutaria has a twin sister, Pia Sutaria. The two sisters celebrated their birthdays together. A few inside photos were also shared on social media.
Tara Sutaria looked stunning at her bash. (Photo: Varinder Chawla) Director Punit Malhotra was seen with the birthday girl. (Photo: Varinder Chawla) Looks like co-stars Tara Sutaria and Ananya Panday share an amazing bond. (Photo: Varinder Chawla) SOTY 2 actors posed with their director. (Photo: Varinder Chawla) Ananya Panday shared an inside photo on her Instagram account. (Photo: Instagram/ Ananya Panday) Armaan Malik also posted an inside click from Tara and Pia Sutaria’s birthday bash. (Photo: Instagram/ Armaan Malik) Singer-composer Armaan Malik seems to be a good friend of the Sutaria sisters. (Photo: Instagram/ Armaan Malik) Tiger Shroff and Karan Johar were snapped arriving for the party. (Photo: Varinder Chawla) Other guests like Sidharth Malhotra and Ishaan Khattar were seen at the party too. (Photo: Varinder Chawla)
We wish the Student Of The Year 2 star Tara Sutaria a very happy birthday!

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Kareena Kapoor Khan on Sara: She is a born star, I’m sure Kedarnath will be a super hit

By: IANS | Mumbai |
Published: November 19, 2018 1:25:08 pm

Kareena Kapoor Khan shares a warm bond with her step-daughter Sara Ali Khan. (Photo: Instagram/ Poonam Damania)
Kareena Kapoor Khan, who was last seen in Veere Di Wedding, says that her step-daughter Sara Ali Khan is a born star. Kareena was interacting with media at Lux Golden Rose Awards 2018 on Sunday.
Kareena shares a warm bond with her step-daughter Sara Ali Khan who will soon mark her Hindi film debut with Kedarnath and at the trailer launch of the film, the debutante said that she wants to imbibe professionalism of Kareena.
When asked about the debut of Sara, Kareena said, “I am quite sure that the film will be a super hit but irrespective of that, I think she is a born star.”
Also read | Sara on Saif-Kareena’s wedding: I think it is important to respect what other people want
At the award ceremony, all four leading actresses of Veere Di Wedding were awarded the Lux Golden Rose Award for the confident beauty of the year,
Talking about her feeling receiving the award, Kareena said, “I think every award is special. When an actor receives an award then it boosts his or her confidence.”
Lux Golden Rose Awards celebrate Indian female actors for their beautiful and indomitable performances on the silver screen. In its third edition, Lux has taken things one step ahead and extended its support to UN for its HeForShe movement.
When asked Kareena whether she is going to attend wedding reception of Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone in Mumbai, she said, “Yes… we will be there.”
Kedarnath is a romantic movie set against the backdrop of the devastating deluge that struck the holy shrine in the Himalayas in Uttarakhand in 2013.
It also features Sushant Singh Rajput, Nitish Bharadwaj, Alka Amin, Sonali Sachdev, Pooja Gor, Nishant Dahiya in key roles. It is directed by Abhishek Kapoor and produced by Ronnie Screwvala and Pragya Kapoor. The film is releasing on December 7.

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Bhaiaji Superstar actor Arshad Warsi: Rare to find a combination of good script and people

By: IANS | Mumbai |
Published: November 19, 2018 1:20:00 pm

Arshad Warsi will soon to be seen in Sunny Deol and Preity Zinta-starrer Bhaiyaji Superstar.
Actor Arshad Warsi’s performances in Munna Bhai M.B.B.S., Golmaal: Fun Unlimited, Dhamaal and Ishqiya have been loved by audiences and critics alike. He says less visibility does not bother him as an actor as his parameters of choosing a project combine not only a good script but also collaborating with good people.
Arshad will soon to be seen in Sunny Deol and Preity Zinta-starrer Bhaiyaji Superstar, which releases on Friday.
Even though you have been appreciated consistently over the years, what makes you do so few films?
“Firstly, it feels nice for an actor to gain the confidence of the maker as they believe that I can bring something to the table while playing a character. I can handle a good human being who is an average talent, but cannot handle a great talent who is an as**le as a human being,” Arshad told IANS in an interview.
“Apart from a good script, the cast and crew matter to me. I really can work with an averagely talented crew but cannot work with people who are brilliant at their jobs but bad people to mingle with. That really puts me off… So for me, finding a combination of a good script and good people is a rarity. That is why selective work is happening.”
The actor has managed to make his mark in commercial potboilers as well as content-driven films like “Anthony Kaun Hai?”, “Kabul Express”, “Jolly LLB”, “Hulchul” and “Golmaal 3”.
What makes you so confident about your position in the film industry which is so cut-throat otherwise?
Arshad explained: “I am the last person to be worried about the attention. I strongly believe that if an individual knows his job and is really good at it, the work will always come. One cannot stay jobless if one is sincere. Fear of losing visibility comes when you are faking talent.”
Citing an example, he said: “People like Amitabh Bachchan, Rishi Kapoor and Naseeruddin Shah will always work no matter how old they become or how few films they are doing… Because they magnify talent.”

Born and brought up in Nasik, Arshad initially struggled to survive; but he was very good at dancing and won several awards and prizes in dance competitions, including at World Dance championship, London.
Before entering Bollywood as an actor, Arshad worked as an assistant director and choreographed a song for the film “Roop Ki Rani Choron Ka Raja”.
How does you look back at his journey — the transformation of a dancer into an actor?
“I really really miss dancing. When I started dancing at a young age, I was so passionate about dance. I knew it is my passion and I wanted to live for it, but (I knew I) would not be able to make my living out of it. Back then, the opportunity was not much for a dancer to make money. I knew I had to do something else to earn money. There came the acting.
“But my friends and family said that my personality did not change much… I’ve only become a little mature with age,” smiled the 50-year-old.
If you had to choose his favourite and most challenging character as an actor, which would it be?
Arshad said: “I enjoyed playing Babban from the film ‘Ishqiya’ because that was a very tricky character to play. He is a grey character with a sense of humour, yet something is very off about him. I liked that. Of course, I loved playing Circuit (from ‘Munnabhai…’).”
However, he said he does not find any of his characters challenging.
“I do not look at any character as challenging. I try to understand the essence of it, and perform. I do not analyse my performance and really do not worry about its future. I do not have any anxiety before a performance. Of course, my heart breaks if my performance is not liked by the audience, because that is all you want as an artiste; but I get up and go again… It is not the end of the world.”
The actor is also gearing up for his digital debut with the show Asura. More than the medium, Arshad is excited about the story because he feels it is very well-written.
“I am not talking much about the medium because for me acting is acting. Whether it is a film or a web show, it is about acting in front of the camera.”

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Sushmita Sen’s 43rd birthday: Rare photos of the Bollywood diva

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi |
Published: November 19, 2018 1:07:11 pm

Sushmita Sen won the Miss Universe crown in 1994. (Photo: Express Archive)
Sushmita Sen turns 43 today. The diva, who brought India its first Miss Universe title in 1994 at the age of 18, has a journey to reckon with. Bollywood too remained a remarkable part of her journey with memorable films like Biwi No. 1, Main Hoon Na and Maine Pyaar Kyun Kiya.
As a single mother, Sushmita set an example when she adopted her first daughter Renee when she was just 25. Ten years later, she adopted another girl child and named her Alisah.
Having been associated with several charities, Sushmita is also a propagator of a healthy lifestyle.
On her 43rd birthday today, here is a look at some rare photos of Sushmita Sen from the Express Archive.
Sushmita Sen after winning the Miss Universe title in 1994. (Photo: Express Archive) Sushmita Sen receiving an award after winning the Miss Universe title. (Photo: Express Archive) Sushmita Sen and K J Alphons at the Press Club in 1995. (Photo: Express Archive) Sushmita Sen has been an active social worker. (Photo: Express Archive) Sushmita Sen received the Mother Teresa Award in 2013. (Photo: Express Archive) Sushmita Sen began her career when she was only 18. (Photo: Express Archive) Sushmita Sen is a single mother of two daughters. (Photo: Express Archive) Sushmita Sen made her Bollywood debut in 1996 with Dastak. (Photo: Express Archive) Sushmita Sen snapped during an ad shoot. (Photo: Express Archive) Sushmita Sen played a prostitute in Chingaari. (Photo: Express Archive) Sushmita Sen in a still from Ram Gopal Varma Ki Aag. (Photo: Express Archive) Sushmita Sen’s other remarkable films are Filhaal, Zindaggi Rocks and Vaastu Shastra. (Photo: Express Archive)

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Shah Rukh Khan wants to be Air India’s ambassador

By: PTI | Mumbai |
Updated: November 19, 2018 12:24:05 pm

Shah Rukh Khan recently heaped praise on Air India. (Photo: Instagram/Shah Rukh Khan)
Impressed by Air India’s services, Shah Rukh Khan on Sunday said “unofficially and unabashedly” he wants to declare himself as the ambassador of the national carrier.
Responding to the star’s appreciation, Air India said it is humbled by King Khan’s words. Debt-laden Air India is working on ways to turn around its fortunes and there have been instances of the airline facing flak from customers for poor services.
Against this backdrop, the airline also said the star’s words of appreciation are encouraging. Shah Rukh Khan took an Air India flight from New York to Mumbai. He landed in Mumbai on Sunday, according to an airline official.
“Unofficially & Unabashedly I want to declare myself the ambassador of @airindia…,” Khan said in a tweet.
“Thank u to the ground staff and the wonderful pilots for a hospitable warm & beautiful journey…Maharaja, Maharaja hi hota hai…,” he said.

Unofficially & Unabashedly I want to declare myself the ambassador of @airindiain ndia. Thank u to the ground staff and the wonderful pilots for a hospitable warm & beautiful journey…Maharaja, Maharaja hi hota hai…
— Shah Rukh Khan (@iamsrk) November 18, 2018

Air India tweeted saying it is always a pleasure for ‘Maharaja’ to serve ‘King Khan’.
“The Air India family is so happy to see your kind words of appreciation which are so encouraging for us. We are truly humbled when ‘King Khan’ is the brand ambassador for ‘Maharaja’,” the airline said.
Among others, Minister of State for Civil Aviation Jayant Sinha retweeted Khan’s tweet about Air India.

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