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Happy That No One Abused Me After Padma Shri Announcement: Manoj Bajpayee

Noted actor Manoj Bajpayee, who is to be conferred with Padma Shri by the government for his contribution in the field of arts, has said that he is really happy that no one has abused him on social media platforms after his name was announced as one of the awardees of the country's most coveted award.

Sharing his feeling after being announced as one of the awardees of Padma Shri award, Bajpayee said, "My friends, relatives and followers are very happy with it. I have observed that till now, no one has abused me on social media and no one has created controversy when my name announced as one of the awardees of Padma Shri Aaward so, I am really happy and it's a good thing that when you get an honour nobody has raised objections against it."

7:05 PM , 29 Jan

Karisma Kapoor to Be Showstopper for Jaipur-Based Designer

Actress Karisma Kapoor will walk the Lakme Fashion Week (LFW) Summer/Resort 2019 ramp here on February 3 for Jaipur-based designer Punit Balana's line 'Maya'.

"I'm excited to walk for Punit Balana at LFW for his outstanding collection called Maya. The silhouette and the print of this entire collection make it fun, yet stylish and very versatile," Karisma said in a statement.

The actress praised how the designer plays with prints combined with eco-friendly material and hand printing.

'Maya' is an ode to the French novel "Madam Bovary". While the free-spirited Maya sparks the inspiration behind the collection, Balana stays true to his roots mixing his signature block prints, using natural organic dyes, colours and eco-friendly techniques and sculptural shapes to create a stylish line.

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3:14 PM , 29 Jan

'Bhonsle' to Release in May-July: Manoj Bajpayee

Actor Manoj Bajpayee says the team of Bhonsle is trying to release the film between May and July for the Indian audience.

Talking about the film, he said: Bhonsle will release after Son Chiriya around May-June.

"I have played the titular role and also co-produced it. It has been appreciated in many international film festivals all over the world.

Bhonsle revolves around a retired Mumbai cop who befriends a North Indian girl and her brother, when the politicians are trying to get rid of the migrants.

The film stars Manoj Bajpayee, Santosh Juvekar and Ipshita Chakraborty Singh in pivotal roles.

It is directed by Devashish Makhija and produced by Manoj Bajpayee, Piiyush Singh, Sandiip Kapoor and Saurabh Gupta.

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2:44 PM , 29 Jan

India Should Lift Ban on Pakistani Artistes: Shafqat Amanat Ali

Shafqat Amanat Ali wonders why there is no exchange of artistic talent between India and Pakistan when all other trade between the two countries is intact. The Pakistani singer says the entertainment industry is a soft target and feels it is high time India lifts the ban that prevents Pakistani artistes from performing in the country.

"Art and entertainment industry is a soft target. They know that they can't fight back, so just ban it. It is very easy. Otherwise, there is lot of trade that is happening between India and Pakistan," Shafqat told IANS in an on the phone from Lahore.

"If you go to the Attari-Wagah border, one can see trucks bringing goods and exchanging goods from both the sides. That import and export business is running full-fledged. People are waiting with their trucks and are off-loading.

"If we stop that, it would lead to chaos. But they know that they if they put a ban on artistes or actors or people who are related to art, they will express themselves through media or social media platforms. Nothing else," added the singer, who has sung Bollywood film songs like "Mitwa", "Tere naina", "Allah waariyan", "Bin Tere" and "Dildaara".

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2:42 PM , 29 Jan

Ayushmann Khurrana to Play a Cop in Anubhav Sinha’s Next

Director Anubhav Sinha is all set to begin his next, a cop drama starring Ayushmann Khurrana. According to Mumbai Mirror, Anubhav is currently busy with the film’s pre-production and the film will go on floors in Uttar Pradesh in mid-2019. "It is based on a true incident and Ayushmann will play a cop for the first time,” says a source.

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Published: 29 Jan 2019, 11:07 AM IST
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