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Vanity is a small part of my profession: Shraddha Kapoor. I channelised righteous anger for 'Section 375: Richa Chadha. Mumbai, Sep 2 (IANS) Actress Richa Chadha, who plays a public prosecutor named Hinal Mehta in the upcoming courtroom drama “Section 375”, says she put a lot of thought into her on-screen character.

I channelised righteous anger for 'Section 375: Richa Chadha

“I put a lot of myself in the film. When I was building the character, I put a lot of my thoughts in presenting her. My character is a public prosecutor. Practically, public prosecutors don’t earn a lot unless they are at the top of the game. So, why is she so adamant about getting justice in this case? “Section 375” is a courtroom drama where Richa plays the public prosecutor who is fighting the case of a rape victim Anjali Dangle, played by Meera Chopra.

Neha Kakkar inspires budding singers like me: Kunal Pandit. New Delhi, Sep 2 (IANS) Former “Indian Idol” contestant Kunal Pandit has been touring with singer Neha Kakkar, an ex-judge on the reality music show.

Neha Kakkar inspires budding singers like me: Kunal Pandit

Kunal says Neha is an inspiration for budding music artistes like him. “Neha Kakkar is an inspiration not only for me, but for all the budding singers. It's never too late: Sushmita learns to skin dive at 43. Male (Maldives), Sep 2 (IANS) Actress Sushmita Sen says she is learning how to skin dive at 43 and says it is never too late to learn something.

It's never too late: Sushmita learns to skin dive at 43

Sushmita on Monday shared a video. “Learning to Skin Dive at 43! Its never too late for anything or anyone, a single step, a leap of faith, is all that is needed to get started, the rest naturally follows! “I kept diving into the ocean until I learned to dance my way back up! Aamir Khan, Kajol thrilled to meet 'after so long' Unlike web, we can't experiment too much on TV: Divyanka. Mumbai, Sep 3 (IANS) Actress Divyanka Tripathi Dahiya, who makes debut in the digital domain with the web series “Coldd Lassi Aur Chicken Masala”, feels the portrayal of women on Indian television cannot be changed overnight because it caters to a traditional audience.

Unlike web, we can't experiment too much on TV: Divyanka

“We have to understand that on TV we cannot do much of experimentation because we are still catering to an audience of all age groups, and a major section of them are traditionalists. We have to keep at it to bring the change, but (it will happen) slowly,” Divyanka told IANS, when asked why the young generation increasingly finds the web space more exciting than television. Giving an example of her character Ishita in “Yeh Hai Mohabbatein”, she said: “The character was not just a housewife, but also a successful professional. In daily conversation, she included topics like ‘good touch’, ‘bad touch’ and things that needed to be addressed. It is easy to say how, on television, we only focus on drama. Varun Dhawan to attend Mixed Martial Arts event in UAE. Mumbai, Sep 3 (IANS) Actor Varun Dhawan, who has often expressed his love for sports, will soon visit UAE to watch an upcoming mixed martial arts (MMA) event, UFC 242.

Varun Dhawan to attend Mixed Martial Arts event in UAE

The event will feature a championship unification bout between undefeated UFC lightweight champion, Khabib Nurmagomedov, and the interim UFC lightweight champion, Dustin Poirier. The fight between Khabib and Poirier will be held in Abu Dhabi on Saturday. The event will also showcase MMA skills of top UFC athletes Edson Barboza, Paul Felder, Islam Makhachev and others. “Having been a huge fan of UFC for years, to watch the fights live, just a few feet away from the Octagon is going to be a mind-blowing experience that I am really looking forward to,” Varun said. I judge my work constantly: Ragini Khanna. Mumbai, Sep 3 (IANS) Actress Ragini Khanna, who is currently garnering praise for her recent digital film, “Posham Pa”, says her biggest high is to better her game from her last work.

I judge my work constantly: Ragini Khanna

“I am constantly judging my own work and, when it comes to the competition, I only compete with myself. Protecting nature isn't about a nation: Esha Gupta. Mumbai, Sep 3 (IANS) Actress Esha Gupta says protecting nature is not just about a nation, but everyone should pitch in.

Protecting nature isn't about a nation: Esha Gupta

Esha has been the face of various earth conservation activities such as recycling, waste management, beach cleaning and preservation of green cover, and she was recently felicitated with the Green Crusader Award by Bhamla Foundation. Esha received the award for her contribution to the environment, and also for her involvement in green activitism. “Such awards give us motivation and (serve as a) reminder of how much more our planet needs us. They give me courage to not stop fighting for our home. Protecting Mother Nature isn’t about a nation. Even star kids proved their worth to rule: Nushrat Bharucha. Mumbai, Sep 2 (IANS) Bollywood buffs are being introduced to new star kids every year and the conversation on nepotism never seems to end.

Even star kids proved their worth to rule: Nushrat Bharucha

Actress Nushrat Bharucha, an outsider who has made it big without banking on a filmi bloodline, however, defends the star kid brigade saying even star kids have had to prove their worth with acting skills and commercial value to get to the top of the entertainment business. “Even star kids have had to prove their worth to be at the top of the game. Star kids might get great launchpads, but all of them have proved their worth commerciality and creatively,” Nushrat, who will soon to be seen in the film “Dream Girl”, Nushrat told IANS. “We are in the business of entertainment where we have to make sure that we are either highly skilled with our acting, or we build such a connection with the audience that it can add commercial value to a film.

That is why, though I am an outsider, I never felt victimised,” she added. I think I do best in comedy: Sonam Kapoor. Mumbai, Aug 29 (IANS) Actress Sonam Kapoor Ahuja will be seen in “The Zoya Factor” soon.

I think I do best in comedy: Sonam Kapoor

She feels she does her best while acting in comedy films. “I think I like to skip genres with every film so, my last few films have been ‘Veere Di Wedding, ‘Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aisa Laga’, ‘Padman’, ‘Sanju’, ‘Khoobsurat’ and ‘Neerja’. I am lucky enough that directors of those films considered me for those roles. Kirti Kulhari to flaunt no-makeup look in 'The Girl On The Train' Mumbai, Aug 29 (IANS) Kirti Kulhari will be seen weaing no makeup in the upcoming film, “The Girl On The Train”.

Kirti Kulhari to flaunt no-makeup look in 'The Girl On The Train'

“I will be seen without makeup in ‘The Girl On The Train’. I like staying away from make up and I am glad that I will not have to do it for this film,” said the actress, who is currently in London for a month-long shoot of the film. The film, which stars Parineeti Chopra, will see Kirti essaying a British cop. It is directed by Ribhu Das Gupta, and also features Avinash Tiwary, Aditi Rao Hydari, Vatsal Sheth and Ishita Dutta This is the second time Kirti is being directed by Ribhu, after the upcoming Netflix original series, “Bard Of Blood.” Kirti was recently seen in the Independence Day release, “Mission Mangal” which stars Akshay Kumar, Vidya Balan, Sonakshi Sinha, Taapsee Pannu and Nithya Menen.

More kids should be encouraged to play sports: Sonakshi. Disha Patani's fit body takes social media by storm. Actress Ananya Panday at the Lakme Fashion Week Winter/Festive 2019. Digvijaya accuses BJP of spying for ISI, clarifies after row. Bhopal, Sep 1 (IANS) Senior Congress leader and former Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Digvijaya Singh on Sunday denied accusing the BJP of spying for the ISI in return for money, even as TV channels ran recordings of his Friday’s statement made in this regard. “Some TV channels are saying that I have accused the BJP of spying for Pakistan’s ISI in return for money. This is totally false and baseless,” Singh tweeted. In his subsequent tweet, he clarified: “Madhya Pradesh police have arrested some functionaries of the Bajrang Dal and a person belonging to the BJP IT Cell on charge of spying for the ISI.

This is the charge I made and I stand by it. Why don’t the TV channels question the BJP on this.” Singh’s clarification came after there was furore over the charges he made against the BJP. Will ensure rule of law in Kerala: Governor-designate Arif Mohd Khan. New Delhi, Sep 1 (IANS) Newly-appointed Governor of Kerala and a leading moderate Muslim face, Arif Mohammad Khan said on Sunday that his prime responsibility would be to ensure that the government of the day (Left Democratic Front) functions “according to the rule of law”.

“As the representative of the Centre, I would oversee that a duly-elected government carries its duties in accordance with the law,” he said in an exclusive interaction with IANS. On several occasions, the LDF government, led by the Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M), has been blamed by its rival, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), for targeting the cadres of the ‘Sangh Parivar’. India tells Pakistan to act on forced conversions. New Delhi, Sep 1 (IANS) With the latest case of a Hindu girl’s abduction and forced conversion to Islam coming to light in Pakistan, India on Sunday said that it has conveyed to Islamabad the strong condemnation of such incidents by the civil society and the people of India and has asked the neighbouring country to take “immediate remedial action”.

The spokesperson of the Ministry of External Affairs, Raveesh Kumar, said in a tweet that the civil society and the people of India have strongly condemned the recent deplorable incidents of forced abduction, conversion and marriage of “two Sikh girls in Pakistan”. “We have reflected these strong concerns with Pakistan and have asked for immediate remedial action,” Kumar tweeted. The MEA response came even as protests were held outside the Pakistan High Commission here by a large gathering of Sikhs and others, demanding that Islamabad take action in the matter. Union Minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal also expressed shock over the incident. President Kovind wishes nation on eve of Ganesh Chaturthi. Modi greets nation on Ganesh Chaturthi.

New Delhi, Sep 2 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday greeted the nation on Ganesh Chaturthi, a festival that celebrates the birth of Lord Ganesha. Modi took to Twitter and said: “Ganpati Bappa Morya! Wishing everyone a blessed Ganesh Chaturthi.” Bharatiya Janata Party President and Union Homes Minister Amit Shah posted a quote in Sanskrit and a photo of Lord Ganesha also on the micro-blogging site.

Meanwhile, Congress interim President Sonia Gandhi in a statement said: “Ganesh Chaturthi is a festival which symbolises the cultural unity of the country and brings people together in an atmosphere of happiness. India dismisses Imran's NYT piece on looming N-war on Kashmir. Brussels, Sep 2 (IANS) “Didn’t have the time to read it”, is how Indian External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar dismissed the vitriolic opinion piece written by Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan in the NYT where he has threatened the world with the spectre of a nuclear war over Kashmir.

Afghan president praises OIC for promoting peace. JEDDAH (Rahnuma) Afghan President Ashraf Ghani met the secretary-general of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), Dr. Malaika Arora walks the ramp at the Lakme Fashion Week 2019. When a Tamil producer made Vidya Balan feel ugly. Ayushmann Khurrana feels the 'good pressure' Mumbai, Aug 27 (IANS) National Award-winning actor Ayushmann Khurrana says it’s great to know that the audience expects him to do good cinema and considers it a “good pressure” to have.

With back-to-back hits — “Andhadhun”, “Badhaai Ho” and “Article 15” — in recent times, the audience’s expectation from the actor has gone up, and he is loving it. Ishaan, Ananya to star in edgy, young film. Mumbai, Aug 28 (IANS) Actors Ishaan Khatter and Ananya Panday will come together for the first time for director Maqbool Khan’s young and edgy film “Khaali Peeli”. Declared dead at birth, UP girl is KBC winner. Unnao, Aug 28 (IANS) She was declared “born dead” and thrown in the garbage by the doctors of a Kanpur hospital. A relative saw signs of life in the newborn and picked her up. The baby girl grew up physically challenged due to the first few minutes of negligence by the doctors.

Alia Bhatt-starring song 'Prada' is a copy of Pak hit, claims Pak media. Karachi, Aug 28 (IANS) The music video of the new pop hit “Prada”, starring Bollywood superstar Alia Bhatt, is currently making waves, but the song’s creators, The Doorbeen, face charges of plagiarism by the Pakistani media. According to “”, the melody of “Prada” is the same as that of a song nineties song, “Goray rung ka zamana”, by the Pakistani band, Vital Signs. The lyrics for “Goray rung ka zamana” were written by Shoaib Mansoor and the song was released as part of the album, “Vital Signs Volume 1”. The song “Prada” was released on August 12 and became a blockbuster in no time, garnering over 21 million views on YouTube.

Jacqueline's style in 'Bad Boy' song of 'Saaho' stuns all. Shilpa Shetty walks the ramp at the Lakme Fashion Week 2019. Katy Perry to perform in Mumbai on November 16. Mumbai, Aug 28 (IANS) Grammy-nominated singer Katy Perry is set to return to India, this time to headline the inaugural OnePlus Music Festival in her first-ever performance in Mumbai on November 16. Hrithik, Tiger's 'War' trailer triggers funny memes. I always wanted to be a hero in a Rohit Shetty film: Ranveer Singh. People now call me by my name, not 'Panchnama Girl': Nushrat Bharucha. Ishaan, Ananya to star in edgy, young film. Malaika Arora walks the ramp at the Lakme Fashion Week 2019. Farhan wishes his 'sunshine' Shibani Dandekar on birthday. Never wanted to be a hero's sidekick, says Kangana Ranaut. Zareen Khan believes in embracing imperfections. Karisma Kapoor at the launch of Forevermark's festive collection at OM Jewellers.

It's a fam-jam birthday for Nagarjuna in Spain. Here's why 'Kick 2' cannot release on Eid 2020. Gunjan Saxena taught me true meaning of bravery: Janhvi. Radhika Madan excited to work with Irrfan, Kareena. Alia Bhatt experiences her 'dulhan wali feeling' Will start shoot for Hindi remake of 'RX100' in Oct: Tara. Fashion designer Sandeep Khosla with actress Nora Fatehi and models at the launch of his bridal line. Will miss working with Tiger Shroff: Hrithik Roshan. Rehaan Roy doesn't rely on stylists most of the time. Arijit's dance number for Hrithik is huge USP: 'War' director. Simran Khanna emphasises on mental fitness. You're perfect: Anushka comes in support of Zareen Khan. Shriya Pilgaonkar walks the ramp at the Lakme Fashion Week Winter/Festive 2019.

Declared dead at birth, UP girl is KBC winner. Ishaan, Ananya to star in edgy, young film. Ayushmann Khurrana feels the 'good pressure' When a Tamil producer made Vidya Balan feel ugly. Malaika Arora walks the ramp at the Lakme Fashion Week 2019. Afghan president praises OIC for promoting peace. Kartik Aaryan's bare-back pic trends online. Varun accuses Sara of copying the colour of his clothes. My confidence is my strongest quality: Kareena. LFW Winter/Festive 2019 ends on high note. Lakme Fashion Week Winter/Festive 2019 in Mumbai. Soha Ali Khan walks the ramp for designer Kavita Agarwal at the Lakme Fashion Week 2019. Discussed Kashmir, Modi says its under control: Trump. LFW 2019: Pandya, Haydon walk for Amit Aggarwal. Varun, Alia Bhatt collaborate for a project. Katrina Kaif with fashion designer Manish Malhotra during Lakmé Fashion 2019. Athiya Shetty with designers David Abraham and Rakesh Thakore at the Lakme Fashion Week.

Athiya Shetty with designers David Abraham and Rakesh Thakore at the Lakme Fashion Week. Modi in France: Macron speaks against 'third party' interference in Kashmir. Jordan’s MPs call for action to defend Al-Aqsa. 'Mission Mangal' director looks back at days of struggle. Comedian Rajat Rawail joins 'Coolie No.1' cast. 'Power couple' Ranveer, Deepika pose with boxer Amir Khan. Working with Kareena Kapoor is an achievement: Karan Wahi. Saudi Arabia clarifies travel rules on students studying abroad. EEF in Russia to be attended by Modi, leaders of Japan, Malaysia, Mongolia. We have right to know what happened to Netaji: Mamata. Sonia, Rahul greet nation on Parsi new year, Navroz.

Triple talaq 'un-Islamic', not supported by Quran: Shah. BJP cadre now hope Ram Mandir, Uniform Civil Code come soon. More major decisions by PM Modi in coming days: Goa CM. Great time to innovate in India: Modi. Focus on by-polls, membership, Sonia tells Baghel. Rahul hails IT as 'incredible achievement' of Rajiv Gandhi. Modi to attend G7 summit at Biarritz. Katrina Kaif to open LFW Winter/Festive 2019. 'Superhuman' Tiger Shroff 'deadlifts' 200 kg. Trying to be best version of me: Arjun Kapoor. Arjun, Malaika click love-filled images of each other. 'Most Handsome Man' title not an achievement for Hrithik. Anushka's 'sunkissed' image leaves Virat spellbound. Kartik Aaryan starrer 'Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2' to release in July 2020. Ajay Devgn begins shooting for 'Maidaan' India isolates Pakistan at UN by winning the diplomatic war.

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