[dropcap]L[/dropcap]ootera Release (PICTURED) – The much awaited Ranveer Singh and Sonakshi Sinha starrer Lootera is now in cinemas for you to enjoy. The historical epic is partly based on O. Henry’s novel The Last Leaf and is set in 1950s Bengal. This is the first time Ranveer and Sonakshi are collaborating for a film. Hence, many are keen to see the romantic chemistry which they will be displaying. Lootera had a special screening in Mumbai earlier this week, where the cream of Bollywood was in attendance. Filmmaker Karan Johar described the film as “superbly crafted and well performed.” In addition, Zoya Akhtar described it as an “extremely beautiful and lyrical film that engrosses you.”
Shah Rukh Khan and Gauri Khan welcome a baby boy – Bollywood megastar Shah Rukh Khan and his wife Gauri have become parents for a third time through surrogacy. According to reports, the baby was born on 27 May, but is now officially in Khan’s Mumbai residence. The couple already have two children together (Aryan and Suhana) and got married in 1991; a year before Shah Rukh Khan transformed into a Bollywood icon. Roobla sends our congratulations to Shah Rukh and Gauri on their splendid news!
Deepika wants to act with Ranbir Kapoor again–Leading actress Deepika Padukone has stated that she would love to star in another film with Ranbir Kapoor, with whom she was once in a relationship with. The pair have been recently seen together in Ayan Mukerji’s blockbuster hit YehJawaani HaiDeewani. In an interview with Mid Day, Deepika had the following to say:“On-screen chemistry cannot be created. It is either there or not there. I feel that Ranbir and I share a brilliant on-screen chemistry. It comes through well in our films, especially in the romantic ones. I definitely want to do more romantic films with him. The fact that we are good friends in real life does help in the work aspect as well.”
Imran Khan slams Twitter – Actor Imran Khan has criticised the social networking site Twitter, which he believes permits its users to behave irresponsibly. The 30 year old actor did have a Twitter account but left it three years ago. “I think Twitter is low and cheap and I see no reason to join it” said Imran to a leading Indian newspaper.“Why should I let people intrude into my life and let them know about my activities 24×7? My gatekeepers don’t let everyone enter my house. So, why should I let anyone enter my pocket through my phone to follow me wherever I go?” “Twitter is making people follow mob culture and lose their individuality,” added Imran. “Anonymity and lack of monitoring makes them say things they would never say at your face.” Imran’s latest film, Once Upon A Time in Mumbai Dobara, is scheduled for release on 15 August where he stars for the first time opposite Akshay Kumar and Sonakshi Sinha.
Madhuri talks about success in Bollywood – Leading diva Madhuri Dixit has said that there is no recipe for acquiring success and believes that working hard is the only route to acquiring fame in Bollywood. “I think there is no mantra for success,” said the 46 year old star. “One just has to be positive and keep doing good work. One must keep moving forward and not think much.” Madhuri will next be seen in DedhIshqiya and Gulab Gang.
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