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1. Noted Film and Television Actress Vidya Sinha Passes Away at 71

Veteran Bollywood actress Vidya Sinha, known for her role in the Basu Chatterjee film Rajnigandha (1974), passed away after battling multiple ailments at a Mumbai hospital on Thursday, 15 August, family sources told IANS.

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2.Cuteness Overload! Alia Ties Rakhi on Karan Johar’s Son Yash

Alia Bhatt ties rakhi on Yash Johar’s hand.
Alia Bhatt ties rakhi on Yash Johar’s hand.
(Photo Courtesy: Instagram)

It’s not just Independence Day but Raksha Bandhan also. Bollywood is celebrating both the occasions. While most celebs have taken to social media to send greetings to the nation, some have also written adorable messages for their brothers and even shared photos. The cutest of them all is Alia Bhatt, who tied a rakhi on Karan Johar’s son Yash. Karan Johar took to Instagram to post a story, showing the actor celebrating Raksha Bandhan with Yash, while his sister Roohi is busy in her own world.

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3. Amitabh, Ayushmann & Others Send Greetings on Independence Day

Ayushmann Khurrana and Amitabh Bachchan pay respect to the Indian flag.
Ayushmann Khurrana and Amitabh Bachchan pay respect to the Indian flag.
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The nation is celebrating its 73rd Independence Day, and Bollywood has taken to social media to send greetings to the nation on this special occasion. Sharing a photo of him saluting the tricolour, Amitabh Bachchan tweeted, “15th August our Independence Day .. JAI HIND !! Our pride our honour our celebration .. EVER”.

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4. Akshay Is at His Hilarious Best as He Picks up a Reporter’s Phone

Team <i>Mission Mangal </i>at promotions in Delhi
Team Mission Mangal at promotions in Delhi
(Photo: Yogen Shah)

Akshay Kumar has always been a prankster on his film sets, and his co-stars have been a witness to it. Now, during a Mission Mangal press conference in Delhi, a reporter’s phone became the source of humour.

A reporter’s phone placed to record soundbites at an Akshay Kumar press conference has become the source of much humour.

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5. Critics’ Review: The Jokes Write Themselves in ‘Mission Mangal’

Cast of <i>Mission Mangal</i> at the trailer launch of the film.
Cast of Mission Mangal at the trailer launch of the film.
(Photo: Yogen Shah)

Directed by Jagan Shakti, Mission Mangal hit theatres on 15 August. It stars Vidya Balan, Akshay Kumar, Taapsee Pannu, Kirti Kulhari, Sonakshi Sinha and Nithya Menen. “With the nation’s conscience keeper Akshay Kumar at the helm and Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s speech featured in a special appearance, the idea behind Mission Mangalquite clearly is to ignite our supposedly latent nationalism,” writes The Hindu’s film critic Namrata Joshi.

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