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Shah Rukh to uncover secret in Dubai

Dubai– Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan is living his Indiana Jones moments while trying to uncover a secret in Dubai.

SRK features in a series of videos, which are part of Dubai Tourism’s #BeMyGuest campaign. #BeMyGuest features a series of films across social media and online platforms, highlighting Dubai’s iconic locations and sites.

Shah Rukh Khan

Throughout the campaign Shah Rukh lives his Indiana Jones moments, reaching out to his fans across the world, seeking their help in solving clues, and inviting them to find what other fantastic experiences await them, in Dubai.

In the latest video, he is seen interacting with a boy, who translates an inscription on a box.

It reads: “Where the sea is built on land, stories will appear from the sand.”

Shah Rukh is then seen narrating the story to his friends.

“We had reached La Mer,” he says.

Glued to his story, one of his friends says: “That means the sea.”

SRK replies: “Exactly… the sea built on land. What I didn’t know then was that he (the boy) was leading me straight to the next clue.”

SRK is then seen chasing the boy who leads him to a woman.

She says: “There are three hidden coins in Dubai. Find them and you will uncover a secret as old as Dubai itself.”

SRK then wonders why it came to him.

The woman just smiles and tells him to stay hydrated.

Reaching out for his drink, he finds a key in it. He uses it to open a box with a piece of cloth.

Then he rubs the cloth on the sand. It reads: “In the jewel of the ocean, they fall from the sky.”

One of his friends asks him: “Where is this in Dubai?”

Shah Rukh simply tells him to guess.

Kareena and I are each other’s support: Karisma

New Delhi– Bollywood actress Karisma Kapoor says her sister and actress Kareena Kapoor Khan and she are each other’s biggest support system and confidante.

Asked if Kareena comes to her for tips on acing motherhood, Karisma told IANS here: “Kareena and I are very close and we discuss everything, including our kids. We are both each other’s biggest confidante and support system.”

Which of her films’ remake would she want Kareena to star in?

“Biwi No.1,” replied Karisma, who has featured in films such as “Anari”, “Hero No. 1”, “Zubeidaa” and “Fiza” among many others.

She called the 1990s’ era as the golden time for Hindi cinema.

“1990s has some of the biggest hits in the history of Indian cinema and has been one of the best eras in Indian cinema,” she said.

The 44-year-old actress was last seen on the big screen in the 2012 film “Dangerous Ishq”.

What’s keeping her away from the silver screen?

“My family is my priority. I do keep myself busy with work. I have never planned anything in my career. So, you never know I may do movies in future, but nothing is decided,” said Karisma.

She was here at the ongoing Lotus Make-up India Fashion Week Autumn-Winter 2019, where she walked the runway for designer Sanjukta Dutta.

Is Karisma fashion conscious?

“For me, fashion is all about comfort and anything which enhances feminity,” she said.

At the fashion gala, she was dressed in a black and red Mekhela chador as part of the designer’s ‘Morom’ line.

Arjun Kapoor unfazed by intrusion of privacy

By Durga Chakravarty

New Delhi– Stardom costs a celebrity their privacy but it’s a very small price to pay, says actor Arjun Kapoor, who has been dogged by wedding rumours.

Social media has been abuzz about Arjun’s rumoured relationship with actress Malaika Arora, who have become a paparazzi favourite in the Indian showbiz world.

Arjun Kapoor

Does he find it stifling that he is constantly under watch?

“Not really… It is a very small price to pay. At the end of the day, for what I have gained out of being an actor, somebody who is known across the country and the world, it’s a small price. And people like to know how we are. They like to be surprised how normal we are, they like to know our idiosyncrasies. It doesn’t really bother me,” Arjun told IANS.

“If anyone says ‘mujhe meri privacy chahiye (I want my privacy)’ then you are in the wrong profession. Because you sell that the day you become recognisable,” he added.

The 33-year-old actor said one can pick how much information to share in the public domain.

“It’s your choice how much you put out there or yourself and your availability. Today you have a lot of control over as to how much you want people to know about your life. Speculation and gossip is a part of it. I am not the first actor or the last. Our entire tribe is immune to it… Because it is the nature of the business,” he said.

On rumours that he may wed Malaika soon, Arjun said: “When there is something to talk about, you will all know.”

Bhumi, Taapsee pose with cow dung cakes

Lucknow– Actresses Taapsee Pannu and Bhumi Pednekar, who are currently shooting in Baghpat for the upcoming film “Saand Ki Aankh”, shared a few photographs from the film’s set in which they can be seen experiencing village life.

Taapsee Pannu

In one of the images, Taapsee and Bhumi can be seen posing with cow dung cakes, while in another photograph, they are seen swinging by the hanging roots of a Banyan tree, being dressed in ghagras.

“what a wonderful smell…it seems something amazing is being cooked,” the “Pink” actress wrote while sharing the glimpses of rural life.

Through the shared photographs, it seems both the actresses are working hard to get into the characters of the world’s oldest sharpshooters – Chandro Tomar and her sister-in-law Prakashi Tomar for their film.

Chandro, 87, and Prakashi, 82, are from Uttar Pradesh’s Johri village and reportedly took up sharpshooting in their 50s. Chandro, who is fondly called shooter ‘dadi’ is among the world’s oldest female sharpshooters.

Directed by Tushar Hiranandani, “Saand Ki Aankh” also features Prakash Jha and Vicky Kadian in pivotal roles.

Actors make the worst friends: Sunny Leone

Mumbai– Actress Sunny Leone says entertainers make the worst friends because they are never available.

Sunny expressed her views when she appeared on an episode of show “By Invite Only” on zoOm Styled by Myntra. The episode will air on Saturday, read a statement.

Sunny Leone (Photo: Facebook)

“Actors and entertainers make the worst friends because they are never available, neither emotionally nor physically. We are not there for our own birthdays, let alone somebody else’s birthday,” Sunny said.

On the appreciation she has received from the industry, she said: “I don’t set very high expectations when it comes to the industry reaching out and appreciating me, so I’m never really disappointed.”

Sunny has been trolled time and again. But she wouldn’t want to be trolled about her children.

“I don’t care what people say about me but I wouldn’t want people to say bad things about my kids,” said the actress, who has three children.

The actress expressed that if she sees people trolling her children on social media or television, it would irritate her but if she hears it in person, they better watch out as she is a “mumma bear when it comes to her kids”.

Want change, cast vote: Vidya Balan

Mumbai– Award winning actress Vidya Balan has urged citizens for maximum participation in the upcoming Lok Sabha elections, after Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweeted 29 times in an hour to celebrities across genres to mobilise voters.

Vidya Balan

Vidya told her followers and admirers and all people at large that if they wished to see change in society and the country then it was really important to get their fingers inked this April-May.

“I feel if we want a changed society and the country then, we need to participate in that process and the first thing we can do towards that is to cast our votes. It is our responsibility and right to cast our votes,” Vidya said.

“I think we will not get anything by raising fingers at each others. Instead, people should get their fingers inked to see positive changes…

“If you are turning 18 on April 28, then you have no excuse not to vote on April 29. I urge all to cast their votes because it’s really necessary,” she added.

The national award winning actress was interacting with the media at the special screening of “Photograph” along with her husband Siddharth Roy Kapur and Ritesh Batra on Wednesday here, when she urged for all out participation by voters.

Varun ‘adopts’ Deepika, Ranveer as parents

Mumbai– Actor Varun Dhawan says Bollywood star couple Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone are his “adopted” parents.

On his way to London, Varun on Wednesday shared a video along with the “Padmaavat” stars on Instagram and was heard saying: “…I am with my adopted parents. Ther are taking care of me in this journey…”

Varun Dhawan

Deepika, 33, then said in the video that she and Ranveer took good care of the “Badlapur” star.

“We made sure he had his dinner, slept well, had his breakfast and went to the loo… and now we are blessing him,” she said.

On the acting front, Varun will next be seen in “Kalank” and “Street Dancer 3D”.

Directed by Abhishek Verman, “Kalank”, which also stars Sanjay Dutt, Madhuri Dixit-Nene, Alia Bhatt, Sonakshi Sinha and Aditya Roy Kapur, is releasing on April 17.

“Street Dance 3D” is a dance drama being directed by Remo D’Souza, who helmed the previous two instalments “ABCD: Anybody Can Dance” and “ABCD 2”.

The film is slated to release on November 8. It also features Prabhudheva, Shraddha Kapoor Aparshakti Khurana and Norah Fatehi in pivotal roles. (IANS)

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