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Bollywood Star Shows Off His Compassion for Animals

Mumbai: With baby chicks perched on his hand, Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety star and heartthrob Kartik Aaryan appears in a new campaign for People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) India that proclaims, “Chicks Love a Vegetarian.” He has been appointed the new face of PETA India. “It only took one video of animals suffering and dying in the meat industry to convince me to go vegetarian,” says Aaryan. “The kindest thing anybody can do for cows, pigs, chickens, and all animals is to stop eating them.”

This campaign is shot by ace photographer Errikos Andreou, his hair was styled by Bashir for Hakim Aalim, and his make-up was done by Waheed Ahmed Shaikh.

As PETA India – whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to eat” – reveals in its video exposé “Glass Walls”, chickens killed for food are often shackled upside-down before their throats are slit. Cows and buffaloes are crammed into vehicles in such large numbers that their bones often break before they’re dragged off to the slaughterhouse, and pigs are stabbed in the heart as they scream. On the decks of fishing boats, fish suffocate or are cut open while they’re still alive.

Aaryan joins Anushka Sharma, Shahid Kapoor and many other celebrities who’ve teamed up with PETA India to promote healthy, humane meat-free meals.

The print campaign can be viewed and downloaded here, and the accompanying video interview can be viewed here and downloaded for broadcast here.

The ad is also available here in Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati, Bengali, Urdu, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada and Malayalam.

The news release is also available here in Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati, Bengali, Urdu, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada and Malayalam.


Posted by on January 18, 2019 in Uncategorized


*Actor Varun Dhawan has kicked off prep for his next.*

Actor Varun Dhawan is known for his hardwork and dedication towards his roles. The actor has started prep for his next, a dance film directed by Remo Dsouza and is leaving no stones unturned.

Varun is getting himself trained in gymnastics for his role by action expert Kuldeep Shashi and is spending a lot of time perfecting gymnastics. He is learning different forms of dance like Bhangra, Urban and Street hip-hop from Remo’s dance troupe. Apart from this, the actor hits the gym twice a day for his work-out.

Varun who was on a no carb diet earlier has shifted to eating carbs to acquire the physique required for the character.

The film also stars Shraddha Kapoor and will go on floors by the end of this month.

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Posted by on January 18, 2019 in Uncategorized


*Zee Entertainment organizes Manikarnika’s special screening for the President of India*

Media & Entertainment powerhouse, ZEE Entertainment Enterprises Ltd., has organized a special screening of its upcoming magnum opus, Manikarnika—The Queen of Jhansi, for the Hon’ble President of India, Shri. Ram Nath Kovind, and members of the cast and crew of the film, among others. Led by the Global Content Company’s Movies Business – ZEE Studios, the screening will be held at Rashtrapati Bhavan Cultural Centre tomorrow, January 18.

Speaking on this occasion, Punit Goenka, MD & CEO, ZEE Entertainment Enterprises Ltd., said, “Right since its inception, ZEE has always been at the forefront of showcasing our rich legacy, culture, traditions and most above, our nation’s history. It has been our earnest endeavor to present our glorious history to the nation and the world at large. Manikarnika – The Queen of Jhansi is our yet another strong step in this direction. We are extremely honoured, glad & proud, that the Hon’ble President of India will be watching this film before its theatrical release. I congratulate team ZEE Studios for getting this opportunity and I wish them all the success.”

The trailer and songs of this new banner from ZEE Studios have already received an overwhelming response from the audiences. Ahead of its release, the film gets its first honour, as the President of India is all set to watch the film.
Shariq Patel, CEO, Zee Studios added, “It is an honour and a matter of pride for us that the First Citizen of India will be watching our work, before its theatrical release. We are extremely excited to present this labour of love to the Hon’ble President of India.”

Kangana Ranaut who plays the title role in the film said, “Rani Lakshmi Bai is a national hero. Our entire team is really looking forward to present Manikarnika, a story about Rani Lashmi Bai’s strength and bravery for an Independent India, to the most important entity of the Republic of India, our Hon’ble President.”

A ferocious warrior, a beloved queen, and a loving mother—Rani Laxmi Bai is a historical icon who was an epitome of courage, and sacrificed her life for her motherland, her beloved Jhansi. Zee Studios’ magnum opus Manikarnika – The Queen of Jhansi will bring alive the extraordinary story of valour and sacrifice for our motherland on the celluloid on January 25, 2019.

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Posted by on January 17, 2019 in Uncategorized


*Kiara Advani is touched by this cutest gesture by her fan*

Winning the hearts of the many, Kiara Advani has come a long way in her journey. Not only has she gained a lot of appreciation and ovation for her performances, but also a lot of fans for her talent and generosity. The actress was recently in Delhi for the shoot of her upcoming film when her dear fan realised about Kiara’s whereabouts. She stood outside the studio without uttering anything and patiently waited till the shoot got over.

Kiara learnt about this ‘waiting’ fan on wrapping up the long schedule and was touched to know that the girl has been waiting for a few hours patiently. The actress called the fan to her Vanity Van and personally met her. Kiara’s fan was obviously thrilled to meet her star icon. The fan was moved to tears on being able to meet Kiara and the gorgeous actress gave her a warm hug in return.

This indeed made for a sweet fan moment for the actress as she was touched by the earnest behaviour of the fan. Kiara is currently shooting for Kabir Singh opposite Shahid Kapoor and for Good News opposite Diljit Dosanjh. The actress is enjoying the success of her recent Telugu release with Ramcharan for ‘Vinaya Vidheya Rama.’

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Posted by on January 17, 2019 in Uncategorized


*Nimrat Kaur to reprise her Season 4 role in Homeland Final Season*

Actress Nimrat Kaur is all set to reprise her role from Season 4 in Homeland for the upcoming eighth and the final season.

Nimrat who is known for her roles in films like The Lunchbox and Airlift, played the role Tasneem Qureshi, a member of Pakistan’s Inter-Services Intelligence in Showtime’s terrorism drama Homeland. Homeland is an American spy thriller TV series starring Claire Danes and Damian Lewis.

The final season will be shot in Morocco. Kaur has also co-starred opposite Jason Patric on the Fox series Wayward Pines.

The actress was last seen in Alt Balaji’s The Test Case and was highly appreciated for her performance.

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Posted by on January 16, 2019 in Uncategorized


Now a #MeToo movement for Students and Parents!!

In the week of release of “Why Cheat India”, Emraan Hashmi launches bold initiative

2018 saw the emergence of the #MeToo movement for women, empowering them to speak up against sexual harassment at the workplace. While several cries may have been illegitimate and publicity-seeking, on a larger level the cathartic movement sparked a revolution of sorts.

Given the appalling state of the education system and the ordeal that students and parents are forced to go through, Emraan proposes a #MeToo to enable students and parents to name and shame the stakeholders in the system who wronged them either for admission or for clearing an exam. The movement is in line with the theme of the keenly awaited “Why Cheat India”, out this week.

The objective is to expose college owners, professors, principals, government officials, coaching class owners and clerks, all of whom are complicit in corrupting the system.

Emraan is calling upon the aggrieved to reach out to him on Twitter and describe an incident they’ve been through and reveal the identity of the culprit, along with the hashtag #EduToo. He will retweet some of the complaints, and hopes for the media and law and order machinery to take note and address the exposes on his timeline.

Said the producers, “Education is a lucrative business worth thousands of crores. It decides the future of our country. Parents and students are cheating and being cheated.
It’s time to blow the whistle on those who have been extorting money to sell education wrongfully.”


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Posted by on January 16, 2019 in Uncategorized


Vicky Kaushal’s *URI The Surgical Strike*

Bollywood Stars Karan Johar, Ekta Kapoor, Ranveer Singh, Ranbir Kapoor, Alia Bhatt, Varun Dhawan, Rohit Shetty, Ayushmann Khurrana, Siddharth Malhotra, Rajkummar Rao , Bhumi Pednekar give a shout out to Vicky Kaushal’s URI The Surgical Strike which release tomorrow.

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Posted by on January 11, 2019 in Uncategorized

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