Sanjay Leela Bhansali: “Deepika Has Never Gone Over The Top”

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Director of Bajirao Mastani, Sanjay Leela Bhansali has expressed his thoughts over Deepika Padukone who plays the warrior queen, stating the actress has never exaggerated or overemphasised a role in any of her films.

Talking to IANS, Bhansali said: “Mastani is someone what Madhubala and Meena Kumari did in their heydays. Deepika has never ever gone over the top. No woman has ever looked so beautiful on the Indian screen in the longest time. It’s a dear character to me.”

The historical romance which also stars Ranveer Singh as Bajirao and Priyanka Chopra as Kashibai in pivotal roles, the filmmaker also added: “…deep down my favourite character is Mastani. I would take Deepika’s performance till the last breath of my last breath. It’s that dear to me.”

When asked whether he was pleased with the box office reports for the film, which was released on December 18, and is currently battling with its rivalry Dilwale, Bhansali revealed: “I just wanted to make a beautiful film, be honest and truthful towards something which i have lived for 12 years.

“It was my tribute to Mughal-e-Azam and that was all I was thinking of while making this film. I was not thinking of the box office collection… I am offering something that is different.”

Monica Dismisses ‘Boy Is Mine’ Feud With Brandy

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Since the release of The Boy Is Mine nearly two decades ago, questions still remain over Brandy and Monica’s chart-topping 1998 duet. Who was the ‘boy’ they sung famously about and the truth behind their feud.

During an interview with Huffington Post Live, Monica revealed who the mystery boy as she said, “People are still asking, ‘Who got the boy?’ she said, before dropping dropping the mother of all truth bombs: ‘there was no boy!’ Say what? There was no feud over a guy? We’ve been tricked! We played up the dramatics of it all, but we were 16 and 17!”

The songstress then went on to admit the alleged feud between herself and Brandy was ultimately formation by their record label at first, but didn’t work out the way it was intended.  “It started off as brilliant marketing, and people started creating these skits, and then our fans divided, and it became this real thing,” she said.

She explained, “But now as us being adults, it doesn’t exist. Brandy makes amazing music, so why would I tell a fan of mine that you can’t support her? It’s really frustrating. I am a huge supporter of everyone in the business, especially her.”

Monica went on to express that she and Brandy are still friends. The singers reunited in 2012  It All Belongs To Me for Brandy’s album.

“We know that as different as we are, there’s room for both of us. I absolutely wish the best for her, because I know what the journey is like. I know what the life is like,” Monica added.

 

Kareena Kapoor Khan And Hrithik Roshan Not Working On Sanjay Gupta’s Next

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The latest speculations in B –Town had the possibility of Kareena Kapoor Khan and Hrithik Roshan reuniting on the screen after 12 years.

The two actors who were much adored as a duo in Karan Johar’s Kabhi Khushi Kabhi Gham and Sooraj Barjatya’s Mein Prem Ki Deewani Hoon were last seen in Subhash Ghai’s Yaadein in 2003.

Sadly, Gupta took to Twitter to clarify the news. He wrote: “It would be any director’s dream come true to get Hrithik and Kareena together for a film. But we have not finalised our heroine yet.”

A source revealed to BollywoodLife.com: “Kareena was reportedly approached for the role and she even liked the script, but she declined the offer at the end.”

The two superstars were also supposed to pair up for Shhuddhi, but the film went Salman Khan before going to Varun Dhawan and Alia Bhatt; eventually to be shelved for good.

The makers are on the lookout for another actress and will be making the announcement soon. The film will start shooting from February and go on till May and will be produced by Rakesh Roshan.

Prosecution Demands 5-Year Prison Sentence For Salman Khan

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On December 3, 2015, the prosecution urged the Bombay High Court not to show any tolerance to Salman Khan for his participation in the 2002 hit-and-run case, for which he was convicted for in May this year.

Hindustantimes.com reports – the prosecution – while closing on their arguments, they urged that the Bollywood star to be sentenced the five-year imprisonment which he was given by a sessions court for running his car into a bakery shop in suburban Bandra, killing one man and injuring four others.

Public prosecutors, Sandeep Shinde and Purnima Kantharia argued Khan was drunk at the time of the accident and smelt of alcohol when he was brought into hospital for a medical check-up the next day.

They further dismissed the theory, Khan’s driver Ashok Singh, was driving the car at the time of the accident and had lost control of the vehicle after its tyre burst. It argued the tyre burst after the car had rammed into the bakery.

Depending on the testimony of the injured along with other circumstantial evidence, the prosecution argued Khan was behind the wheel at the time of the incident which took place on September 28, 2002.

This disputes the claim of the defence that there were three persons in the car and Khan was not driving the vehicle. The prosecution maintain that only Khan, his bodyguard and policeman Ravindra Patil, and the actor’s friend, singer Kamaal Khan were in the vehicle.

The trial court held on May 6, had the actor to be guilty of culpable homicide not amounting to murder, and is presently out on bail granted by the High Court.

Priyanka Chopra: “I Was The First Person To be Cast In Bajirao Mastani”

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Priyanka Chopra who plays Kashibai in the highly anticipated forthcoming film Bajirao Mastani, addresses the reason why she took on to play a strong character whose existence in history has not much presence.

The actress points out, she took the challenging role for director Sanjay Leela Bhansali, being the first to be casted.

“I did this film for Sanjay Leela Bhansali. I know you all will ask me, ‘Mastani is played by Deepika (Padukone), and Bajirao is played by Ranveer (Singh). So why did you do this film?’ Let me tell you, I was the first person to be cast in this film. I remember Sanjay came to me with this script and he was clear he wanted me to do this film.”

She added: “I thought Kashibai’s character was very heart-breaking. This is a feminine character and it was very challenging for me to do the role… It’s a special film for me. I am just super excited to be part of it.”

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Priyanka as Kashibai for Bajirao Mastani

Playing Bajirao’s first wife – a vulnerable character – Priyanka admits it made her keen: “It is such a role that if you do it right, it will be part of your legacy. Kashibai is a 500-year-old character, with no other reference available. People talk about Bajirao and Mastani’s love story but the biggest reason to play Kashibai was to portray the story of a woman, who has never been spoken about in history. No one asks ‘uske dil pe kya beeti, uska kya hua?’ I rarely play such soft characters. Lately, I have played only tough characters, jo talvar utha ke tayyar hoti hai. Playing Jhilmil (Barfi) or Kashi is novel for me. It was a challenge to portray someone who can’t protect herself. I had to play it with conviction to make people believe that the woman’s heart was hurting.”

The period romance drama with Ranveer Singh as Bajirao, Deepika Padukone as Mastani and Priyanka Chopra as Kashibai is set to hit screens on December 18.

 

Kim Kardashian and Kanye West Welcome Baby Boy

Kim Kardashian And Kanye WestKim Kardashian has welcomed her baby boy with husband Kanye West. In a statement on her website, kimkardashianwest.com, a representative wrote: “Kim Kardashian West and her husband, Kanye West, welcomed the arrival of their son this morning. Mother and son are doing well.”

Kim Kardashian Announces Birth Of Son

The big news was announced on Kim’s website.

Kim announced she was pregnant for the second time in an episode on the family reality show, Keeping Up With The Kardashians, back in May. During a trip to Armenia, she told her stunned sister, Khloe: “I just got the blood test back, and I am pregnant!”

The reality TV queen has made no secret of wanting the pregnancy to be over. Throughout her first pregnancy, the reality star gave birth five weeks earlier than expected due to her blood pressure rising severely high.

Kim’s pregnancy had been classed as high-risk and recently had her baby turned from his breech position in the womb.

Speculations were that she may have had to deliver her son as early as Thanksgiving.

Yesterday, Kim wrote a blog post on her subscription based website entitled Body Bounceback.

“A few weeks to go and 60 pounds up! I look at other celebrities and Instagram girls who are literally so skinny right after giving birth. How is that possible?!?!”

Kim lightheartedly added: “F***, I hope people don’t expect that from me, lol!”

Kim gave birth to her first child North, on 15 June, 2013, in Los Angeles.

 

Stephanie Sigman Named As Third Bond Girl In New 007 Film Spectre

 

The Mexican beauty will play Estrella in the James Bond movie

Mexican actress Stephanie Sigman has been named as the third bond girl to join the forthcoming 007 Bond movie, Spectre.

The model-turned-actress is one of few actors of Latin descent to play a Bond girl in more than 25 years in the hit franchise.

Mexican actress Linda Christian, played the first Bond girl as Valerie Mathis in a 1954 TV adaption of Casino Royale.

The 28 – year – old is the latest addition to be announced joining the cast with Italian actor Monica Bellucci  and French actor  Lea Seydoux being previously announced.

The news was announced on the official James Bond Twitter account, where the tweet read, “We are pleased to announced that @SigmanStephanie has joined the cast of Spectre as Estrella.”

Other new cast members to Spectre include  Christoph Waltz, Andrew Scott and Dave Bautista.

Daniel Craig will reprise his role for the fourth time as the MI6 agent , alongside with director Sam Mendes and returning co-stars Naomie Harris, Ralph Fiennes, Ben Whishaw and Rory Kinnear.

Miley Cyrus Talks About Music And Says: “I’m Not Trying Not to Be the White Nicki Minaj”

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In a new interview with Billboard magazine, Miley Cyrus has stated that her musical direction has changed and the transformation has been difficult for some people to understand.

Gone has the sweet loving teenager who once sang about partying in the USA. Now in her place, stands a new singer whose latest single We Can’t Stop contains lyrics about drug use.

The 20−year – old tells the magazine: “A lot of people wanted to try to make me the white Nicki Minaj. That’s not what I’m trying to do. I love ‘hood’ music, but my talent is as a singer.”

The single We Can’t Stop shot to the top of the iTunes charts when it was released earlier this month, but the track has drawn some criticism for its lyrics and description of drug use. But Miley has said that singing about partying and actually partying are two entirely different things.

She tells Billboard: “I never stop working, ever — I put my track list together this morning. I want my record to be the biggest record in the world, and I’ve given everything to get here, even down to friends and family and relationships — I’ve just put this music first.”

Cyrus, who may or may have not broken up with her fiancé Liam Hemsworth recently, also said that she’s on a musical and life journey with no particular journey in sight.

She revealed: “That’s been kind of a trip: It’s not like I’m losing who I am — I actually found out more about who I am by making this music.

“I’m going on a journey, and that’s more than a lot of 20-year-olds can say. And I’m still going to change so much. Because I’m not the same person I was six months ago — I’m not even the same person I was two weeks ago.”

Cyrus’ new single, We Can’t Stop was produced by Mike WiLL, who is known for producing tracks for hip-hop artists including Juicy J, Lil Wayne and Future, the concluding of which will also rap on Cyrus’ untitled album.

Outside of her music, Cyrus has also gained notoriety for her new, edgier image, which has included filming herself “twerking” and letting Juicy J rain cash on her.

Miley Cyrus’ new album will be released this September.

Kim Kardashian Gives Birth To Her First Child

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According to reports, Kim Kardashian has given birth to her first child, a baby girl.

Mail Online exclusively revealed that the reality star checked herself into hospital in Beverley Hills on Saturday morning.

Kim took a birthing suite at Cedars – Sinai Medical Center, which has been known to be a first choice amongst many celebrities, including Victoria Beckham, Jessica Simpson and Britney Spears.

According to reports, hours later, Kim gave birth to her baby girl with her partner, rapper Kanye West and mother Kris Jenner with by her side.

Despite the baby’s arrival being five weeks early, both mother and baby are said to be in good health. Kim’s due date was reportedly July 11 – the same day as Kate Middleton.

A source from the hospital told Us Weekly exclusively: “Kim had her baby,” a hospital source tells Us exclusively. “She’s five weeks early. Kim got sick last night and had the baby early.”

The source added: “They’re all doing great and amazing!”

Kim and Kanye confirmed they were having a baby girl on the June 2 season premiere of Keeping Up With the Kardashians.

Finding out the gender of her baby, Kim gushed, saying: “I’m so excited we’re having a girl. Like, who doesn’t want a girl? They’re the best. And I know that’s what Kanye has always wanted. He wanted a little girl.”

During an interview with Us Weekly, Kim admitted that she was finding it challenging to adjust to her body changes through her pregnancy at first.

“It was really hard for me to accept that the body changes, and I was having a different kind of pregnancy than Kourtney did,” Kim said of her older sister. “She made it look really easy, but ever since the baby started to kick I’ve really embraced it. Now I love being pregnant!”

During a recent interview with The New York Times, Kanye − whose album, Yeezus, drops June 18 − revealed how he was embracing fatherhood, including the protection he already feels for his daughter.

He said: “I would do anything to protect my child or my child’s mother.”

After years of friendship, Kim and Kanye began dating in April 2012. They announced they were expecting their first child on Dec. 30, during a concert in Atlantic City where Kanye was performing.

Bieber’s Innocent! Video Footage Proves Justin Bieber Wasn’t Reckless Driver But It Was Rapper Pal Tyler, The Creator

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It has been reported that video footage shows that Justin Bieber was not the one driving recklessly through LA last month, but instead it was apparently it was the singer’s friend, rapper Tyler, the Creator.

The pop star was accused of reckless driving by former NFL star Keyshawn Johnson along with other neighbours of speeding. Johnson was upset with Bieber considerably that he had followed him to talk about his speeding but was refused a conversation.

The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department received two calls and responded to the location of where Tyler and Bieber had driven down. When the police officers tried to talk to Bieber, they were also turned away.

At the time, Sheriff’s spokesman Steve Whitmore said: “His security detail said he declined to talk to us based on the advice of counsel.”

Two witnesses, including Johnson, were interviewed by deputies and wrote up their report.

Before the video footage was seen by law enforcement offices, Tyler admitted that he had been the one driving Bieber’s Ferrari but with speculations of Bieber going off the rails lately, very few believed him.

Before Johnson had gotten the chance to talk to him, Bieber and Tyler had swapped seats so he could manoeuvre the car into his parking space, causing confusion and more rumours to the story.

Law enforcement offices told TMZ that the Sherrif’s Dept. will send the case over to the L.A. County D.A. for evaluation. A source says it’s “highly unlikely” that the D.A. will file criminal charges against anyone.

During the drama, Tyler and Bieber have maintained a sense of humour.

Tyler posted on his Twitter account: “That was me behind the wheel of Justin’s vehicle. Don’t blame him. People are actually evil swearing up and down that it was who it wasn’t.”

Justin then replied to the rapper, saying: “All good buddy. I deal with this everyday. Thanks though. The baby ain’t mine either,” clearly referring to being accused of fathering a child after a one night stand with a 25 – year – old in 2011 when he was hit with a paternity claim, which was later proved to be false and the lawsuit against him dropped.

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