Saturday December 16, 2017

Interview with Kareena Kapoor Khan: Work is priority, but family is very important

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Kareena Kapoor Khan
Interview With Kareena Kapoor Khan:Work is priority,but family is important

New Delhi, Sep 20 : From taking up films like “Chameli” at the start of her career, going on a size-zero spree, talking her heart out in chat shows and working till the last trimester of her pregnancy — Kareena Kapoor Khan has always chosen her own personal or professional path. Now that she has become a mother, she says work is her priority, but family is very important too.

As her son Taimur Ali Khan will witness his first Diwali this year, she was asked about how she plans not to miss the occasion keeping in mind her shooting schedule for “Veere Di Wedding”. Kareena told IANS in an exclusive interview over email: “We will be finishing our Delhi schedule a few days before Diwali, so I will be spending time with my family. Work is a priority but family is very important to me.”

Taimur was born to Kareena and her actor husband Saif Ali Khan in December last year.

The Lakme brand ambassador, who considers Taimur as the most amazing and cutest child, says he loves hanging out with the family.

“I’m sure (he) will enjoy the family gatherings. Apart from getting him goodies and gifts for the season, I would love to play dress-up with him and get him into the most adorable traditional outfits,” the fashionista said.

“Also, he is a fan of Indian sweets. So, I am sure he would have a fun time trying the very many festive specialties,” said Kareena, who comes from a family of foodies.

Festive season tends to be a time for over-indulging in sweets and savouries. So, what’s the plan for coping with all the extra calories?

“All of us are big foodies. So, I eat everything and enjoy them, but then I make it a point to not miss my workout. I drink lots of water and eat in moderation. Also, I think everyone has become conscious of changing times and has inculcated a responsible sense in us,” said the actress.

Kareena, who has many successful films to her credit including “Jab We Met”, “Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham”, “Talaash: The Hunt Begins…”, “Yuva”, “Omkara” and “Udta Punjab”, is also considered one of the flawless beauties in Bollywood.

So what’s her make-up and skincare regime for the festive season?

“Festivals come around a confused season when it’s still hot and humid, but also dry and scaly. So, prepping my skin and giving it the moisturisation and nourishment it needs is very important.

“Also, I am a big foodie, but the aftermath of the yummy, oily delicacies just scares me. So, I follow a three-step prep regime to prevent my skin from breaking — hydrate, nurture and exercise. And the new Lakme Argan Night Serum is an added bonus to this regime, as it gives all the TLC (tender, love and care) and rejuvenation my skin craves for,” she said.

She also says she is a huge fan of dark, smokey eyes.

“For make-up, I always try to keep it simple, clean and fun. Smokey eyes, bold bright lips and dewy skin are my favourite go-to looks,” she added.

“Kohl is my all-time favourite. I absolutely love sporting a bold, red lip. Lastly, the new Lakme Argan Foundation has gotten me hooked for the nourished, dewy finish it gives,” she said. (Interview conducted by Nivedita of IANS)

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Manoj Bajpayee is an amazing actor and a team player on set: Sidharth Malhotra

Sidharth Malhotra on Thursday treated his fans to a question and answer session over Twitter.

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Actor Sidharth Malhotra
Actor Sidharth Malhotra. Wikimedia Commons

November 7, 2017: Actor Sidharth Malhotra, who will be seen sharing screen space with Manoj Bajpayee in “Aiyaary”, says the National Award winning actor is amazing and a team player.

Sidharth Malhotra on Thursday treated his fans to a question and answer session over Twitter.

A user asked the “Student Of The Year” actor about his experience working with Manoj in “Aiyaary”.

Sidharth replied: “He’s an amazing actor and a team player on set.”

“Aiyaary”, set in Delhi, London and Kashmir, revolves around two strong-minded Army officers having completely different views, yet right in their own ways. It is a real-life story based on the relationship between a mentor and a protege.

Presented by Plan C and Jayantilal Gada (Pen), the project is produced by Shital Bhatia, Dhaval Jayantilal Gada, Motion Picture Capital.

When asked about the development of the film, Sidharth replied: “Awesome. Excited to show it in a few months.”

Sidharth, 32, also described his “Brothers” co-star Akshay Kumar as his “brother from another mother.”(IANS)

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Padmavati Controversy: Rajasthan Government will form a committee to Watch Padmavati

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Rajasthan Government will form a committee to Watch Padmavati
Padmavati movie poster. Instagram

Jaipur, November 10, 2017: The Rajasthan government plans to set up a committee to watch Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s forthcoming controversial movie “Padmavati”.

“Modalities in this direction will be worked out soon. The committee will watch the movie and will identify the scenes in the film that may hurt the sentiments of the public,”  Home Minister Gulab Chand Kataria, Rajasthan government told IANS.

“What has to do after that… Do we have to talk to the filmmaker… It will only be decided after watching the film. Moreover, what we can do on our level will also be decided after the committee watches the film,” Kataria said.

While the Rajasthan government may set up a committee, it is not immediately clear whether Bhansali will screen the movie for it as by law, only the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) has the right to certify a movie.

“Padmavati”, which attempts to tell the tale of the valor of Rajputs with the backdrop of the 1303 siege of Chittorgarh, is scheduled to release on December 1.

It is embroiled in controversy over the conjecture that it distorts history by showing a dream romance sequence between Rani Padmini and invader Alauddin Khilji — a claim rubbished by Bhansali.

Still, organizations like Shri Rajput Karni Sena and Sarv Brahmin Mahasabha to go up in arms against the release of the movie, while BJP leaders have been making statements and appeal to stop its release.

“They are trying to defame Padmavati by distorting historical facts. It is not acceptable,” an activist of Karni Sena said.

In the wake of the controversy, even film distributors in Rajasthan are wary of releasing the film in the state.

On his part, Bhansali has clarified that the movie, featuring Deepika Padukone, Ranveer Singh and Shahid Kapoor, has nothing which can hurt anyone’s sentiments.(IANS)

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Big Boss 11, Day 39, November 9 Highlights: Benafsha Soonawala was sent to jail for pulling Akash Dadlani’s hair

Mehjabi accuses Hina of losing luxury budget task.

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Big Boss 11 Highlights. YouTube
  • Contestants lost the luxury budget task of this week as they broke the rules during the task
  • As a result, prize money of the show turns zero.

Benafsha faces the consequences of pulling Akash Daldalani’s hair which is against Big Boss 11 rules

Big Boss might be going on TRP charts but contestants are not leaving a single day without creating a mess in the house.After the fierce fight of Puneesh and Priyank during which Benafsha pulled Akash’s hair. In last night’s episode, Big boss sent Benafsha to Kaalkothari and nominated her for this week as a punishment for pulling Akash’s hair.

On the other hand, Mehjabi blamed Hina for losing luxury budget task while Hina tells Mehajabi that she will not stoop down to her level in the fight. Arshi Khan points out at Luv’s character and tells Vikas that Luv stares at her chest. Vikas guides Arshi to take stand for herself.

Luv refuses to Arshi’s statement and says he has no interest in her and walks away. As Benafsha was the first name decided by Big Boss to go to jail, Priyank shows his concern towards Benafsha and they both wanted a ‘ Sane person’ to go with her in jail. As a result, Hiten and Hina were the names decided by housemates to go in Kaalkothari with Benafsha.

Stay Tuned for the latest updates of Big Boss 11.