Bollywood Briefs: Shilpa Shetty, Alia Bhatt, Lara Dutta, Sajid Khan, Ajaz Khan, Salman Khan, Big B, Sanjay Dutt

Salman Khan rehearses for world tour

Hong Kong–Bollywood superstar Salman Khan has shared a glimpse of his rehearsal for his Da-Bangg tour on social media.

Salman, who is set to perform here later on Sunday, tweeted a photograph and a video from his rehearsals for the show.

In the video, Salman can be seen performing to his hit songs “Teri meri prem kahani” and “Hangover”.

“Rehearsals for the first show in Hong Kong tomorrow (Sunday),” Salman captioned the video.

During his world tour, Salman will be joined by a string of Bollywood celebrities including actresses Sonakshi Sinha, Bipasha Basu and Daisy Shah, ace choreographer-filmmaker Prabhudheva and TV host Maniesh Paul.

Alia Bhatt (Photo: Rohan Shrestha)

When Shilpa Shetty bumped into Alia Bhatt

Mumbai–Actress-entrepreneur Shilpa Shetty, who often shoots videos to share various food tips with her fans on every Sunday, got surprised when she bumped into actress Alia Bhatt.

The two later ended up shooting together and enjoyed eating Easter eggs.

As part of her “Sunday Binge” series on Instagram, Shilpa posted a video on Sunday in which she can be seen alongside Alia.

“My Sunday binge is always sweet, but today it just got sweeter with the sweetest Alia Bhatt (who thankfully eats). Bumped into her and we couldn’t resist doing the ‘Sunday Binge’ together. The Shilpa Shetty channel,” Shilpa wrote alongside the video.

Shilpa has been away from the silver screen for a while now, but Alia was last seen in the March 2017 film “Badrinath Ki Dulhania”, which went on to mint over Rs 100 crore.

Lara Dutta (Photo: Wikipedia)

Lara Dutta gifted in comedy: Sajid Khan

Mumbai–Former Miss Universe and actress Lara Dutta Bhupathi, who turned 39 on Sunday, shares her birthday with late comedian-actor Charlie Chaplin. Filmmaker Sajid Khan feels this is the reason why she is gifted in comedy.

“Happy birthday to the beautiful, mad and extremely funny Lara Dutta. Charlie Chaplin’s birthday today, Lara. No wonder you are so gifted in comedy,” Sajid wrote on Twitter on Sunday.

Sajid, who worked with Lara in the 2010 film “Housefull”, also shared a photograph in which he can be seen alongside her.

Lara is best known for her roles in films like “Andaaz”, “Aan: Men at Work”, “No Entry”, “Partner” and “Azhar”.

She is married to Indian tennis superstar Mahesh Bhupathi.

Big B to appear as himself in ‘Padman’

New Delhi–Megastar Amitabh Bachchan, who shot for a cameo in the upcoming Akshay Kumar and Sonam Kapoor-starrer “Padman”, says he will appear as himself in the movie.

Amitabh shot for the R. Balki directorial at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) – Delhi on Saturday.

“R. Balki shoots a film with Akshay Kumar and Sonam at the IIT Delhi, one of the most prestigious institutes of the world reckoning and wishes that I make a small appearance as myself for a few shots,” Amitabh wrote on his blog on Saturday night.

The 74-year-old also shared a few photographs from the set in which he can be seen alongside Akshay, Sonam and Balki.

Amitabh and Balki have worked together in films like “Cheeni Kum”, “Paa”, “Shamitabh”. He also did cameos for the director’s other projects “English Vinglish” and “Ki & Ka”.

Actor Ajaz Khan asks Modi, Yogi to ban Harley-Davidson

Srinagar–Actor Ajaz Khan has asked Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath and cow vigilantes to ban global brand Harley-Davidson in India for selling products made from cow hide.

Ajaz made a video which he shared on his official fan’s page on Facebook on Saturday.

“I have stalled shooting in Kashmir and come live to share that all these people called ‘Gau Rakshaks’ (cow vigilantes) are causing harm and killing people. So many people have been killed and no one is saying anything,” Ajaz said in the over-three-minute video.

“I just bought a leather belt for Rs 8,000 from Harley Davidson. This is a cow leather belt. It’s being sold in the entire world. If you really consider yourself men, then I request Modi ji, Yogi ji and ‘Gau Rakshaks’ to shut down Harley Davidson. I am helping you and not making fun of you,” he added.

The former “Bigg Boss” contestant later criticised Modi and Adityanath.

“You want to divide citizens of the country. You want to create riots amongst Hindu and Muslims. You can’t do anything. You can just get one man beaten by 20,” he said.

“Go and shut Harley Davidson. You won’t get anything by beating poor. I have also observed the poor state of stray cows on the road. Please save them first. Don’t divide and provoke Hindus and Muslims in the country,” Ajaz added.

Mumbai court issues warrant against Sanjay Dutt

Mumbai– A local court here on Saturday issued an arrest warrant against Bollywood actor Sanjay Dutt over not appearing before it in a case filed against him by film producer Shakeel Noorani back in 2013.

Noorani had filed a complain four years ago, alleging that he had received threatening calls from the underworld on behalf of Sanjay to drop a case.

The case related to a monetary dispute in which Noorani had claimed that Sanjay had committed to play the lead role in a movie titled “Jaan Ki Baazi”, but didn’t keep his word.

Now, the bailable warrant issued against the actor is because Sanjay hasn’t appeared in court.

Noorani’s lawyer Neeraj Gupta told IANS: “We had filed this matter in 2013 against Sanjay Dutt because my client was getting underworld threats to drop the case which was filed against the actor.

“We had approached police and no action was taken. So we approached the magistrate court and in 2013, Sanjay was issued the summons. At that time, he wasn’t coming to court and he was issued a warrant. But just 4-5 days later, he had to surrender in court (for another case). So that time, it got cancelled.

An official statement from Sanjay’s spokesperson read: “This case has been going on since a long time and the present situation has arisen because of the communication lapse between our lawyers and us.

“We respect the urgency shown by the honourable court regarding our attendance/representation and we would take immediate measure to rectify the situation.”

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