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Filmmaker's 'monkey-style protest' against Animal Welfare Board of India

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Mumbai, July 10 (IANS) A local filmmaker resorted to a ‘monkey-style protest’ by tying himself atop a tree at the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Park in Mumbai to express his frustration against the alleged harassment by the Animal Welfare Board of India (AWBI) on Wednesday morning.

The entire protest and ensuing drama lasted around an hour and ended after teams from the Mumbai Fire Brigade and Mumbai Police successfully brought him down unharmed and took him to the police station.

Identifying himself as Pravin Kumar Mohare, he told media persons that the AWBI was harassing filmmakers by charging exorbitant fees on flimsy grounds in the name of issuing no objection certificates (NOCs).

“Even for showing a hen or cow feeding grass or a bullock cart in the film, filmmakers are forced to shell out Rs 30,000 for getting the AWBI’s NOC… This is sheer blackmail and creates huge hurdles for the film fraternity, hence, this must stop immediately,” demanded Mohare from his leafy perch.

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He also repeatedly sought to meet Chief Minister Eknath Shinde, Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) chief Raj Thackeray, and other leaders to apprise them of the purported problems he encountered with his upcoming film, ‘Shirched Premacha’.

Mohare had earlier raised the same issue on different social media platforms.

Failing to get any response, he climbed the tree to vent his frustrations and grievances as a huge crowd of amused joggers and walkers watched the spectacle.

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Karan Tacker falls sick due to Mumbai monsoon

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Mumbai, July 20 (IANS) Actor Karan Tacker, who is known for ‘Special OPS’ and ‘Khakee: The Bihar Chapter’, has fallen ill.

The actor recently shared an update on his Instagram stories, posting a picture of his medications.

One of the medicines is prescribed for allergic reactions.

Karan captioned the picture: “Season’s greetings” with an annoyed emoji.

The year 2024 has been good for the actor so far.

In February, he bought a Mercedes-Benz GLE SUV.

The actor then headed to Bali to celebrate his birthday, sharing an array of pictures on Instagram.

In the first picture, he appeared shirtless, accessorising with a silver neck chain and black sunglasses, posing candidly while looking at the sun against a backdrop of blue sky, water, and a coconut tree.

In another post, he shared a video showing a glimpse of his pool time.

In a third, he photographed a famous bamboo boot camp.

On the work front, Karan was last seen in the Netflix series ‘Khakee: The Bihar Chapter’, where he played IPS Amit Lodha.

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The crime thriller series, created and written by Neeraj Pandey, also featured Avinash Tiwary, Abhimanyu Singh, Brijeshwar Singh, Jatin Sarna, Ravi Kishan, Ashutosh Rana, Nikita Dutta, Aishwarya Sushmita, Anup Soni, Shraddha Das, Neeraj Kashyap, and Bharat Jha.

Set in the Sheikhpura, Nalanda, and Patna districts, the series follows Amit Lodha as he brings the Ashok Mahto gang to justice while navigating his own personal issues.

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Armie Hammer denies Robert Downey Jr. paid for his rehab but gave important advice

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Armie Hammer denies Robert Downey Jr. paid for his rehab but gave important advice

Los Angeles, July 20 (IANS) Hollywood actor Armie Hammer, who is known for his roles in ‘Call Me by Your Name’, ‘Entourage’, ‘Death on the Nile’, and others, recently discussed the aftermath of the sexual abuse allegations brought against him in 2021.

The actor recently appeared on ‘Piers Morgan Uncensored’ during his press tour.

As a result of the allegations — which included rape, engaging in cannibalism fantasies, and coercing partners into BDSM scenarios — the actor exited several projects, was dropped by his publicist and agent, and became the subject of an LAPD investigation, reports ‘Variety’.

Ultimately, no criminal charges were brought against Hammer, who has denied the allegations and maintained that all relationships were consensual.

Despite the fallout, Hammer shared with Morgan that some of his former Hollywood colleagues reached out, including Robert Downey Jr. However, when asked about reports that the ‘Iron Man’ star paid for his rehab, Hammer said, “No, he did not. He did not pay for me to go to rehab.”

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When prodded about whether Downey has been “supportive”, Hammer was hesitant but eventually said: “I would say that yes, he has.”

Morgan replied, “You don’t seem convinced, because that was well reported. Is that really not the case?”

Hammer responded, “I don’t want to bring anyone else into my situation. There are a number of people who have been extremely helpful, and I’m incredibly grateful.”

Pushed further, Hammer said that Downey was helpful to him “in the way where (when) anyone in Hollywood who suffers from any sort of addiction issues — whether it be alcohol or process addiction or drugs — decides to get sober, that guy will find you, and he will help you. It’s amazing.”

Asked for the best advice Robert Downey Jr. gave him, Hammer said: “Sit down, shut up, everything is going to be okay.”

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Triptii Dimri: I never took myself so seriously as an actor earlier

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Triptii Dimri: I never took myself so seriously as an actor earlier

New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) It has been seven years since Triptii Dimri stepped into the world of cinema and has tasted success with her work in ‘Qala’ and ‘Animal’, among others. However, there was a time when the national crush did not take herself “so seriously as an actor.”

Triptii made her debut with ‘Poster Boyz’ in 2017 and subsequently featured in much-talked-about projects such as ‘Laila Majnu’, ‘Bulbbul’, ‘Qala’, and ‘Animal’, earning her the title of ‘National Crush’.

Talking about her seven-year journey in Hindi cinema, Triptii told IANS: “It’s been very exciting. When I started off, I did not know that I would be working with such great actors and directors because I never took myself so seriously as an actor earlier.”

After working in her debut film, the actress left everything to fate.

“I thought, ‘chalo, ek film mil gaya. Let’s see if I get another one or not’. But luckily, the stars were in my favour, and I landed an audition for ‘Laila Majnu’,” said the actress, who hails from Garhwal, Uttarakhand.

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Triptii revealed that she did not initially go to the auditions for Imtiaz Ali’s directorial ‘Laila Majnu’, which was released in 2018. Instead, she was spotted by the film’s casting director.

“I was not there to audition, but the casting director found me. He said I looked Kashmiri and should audition for it, and that’s how I got that film. That’s when I thought maybe there is something for me here, and I should take it seriously.”

The 30-year-old star said that she did not know what acting was.

“I never took acting classes. I had no concept of good, bad, or overacting. So, after the first schedule of ‘Laila Majnu’ wrapped, I enrolled in acting classes, and that’s when I understood the world…”

A graduate of Delhi University’s Sri Aurobindo College, Triptii expressed gratitude for her “overwhelming journey.”

“I think it’s been an exciting and overwhelming journey. The kind of love I get from fans of ‘Qala’, ‘Bulbul’, ‘Laila Majnu’, and ‘Animal’ makes you feel good… When you start working on a project, you want people to associate with the characters you play. When that happens, it makes me feel really good,” she added.

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Things took a positive turn for Triptii in 2023 after she featured in the Ranbir Kapoor-starrer ‘Animal’, which gave her the title of “National Crush.”

When asked how she feels about the title, Triptii responded, “More than the tag, it is love. It feels wonderful because, as I have said, whenever you do a project, you want people to look at you and remember you and the character names.

“When that happens, that makes me really happy, when I walk out and people call me ‘Bulbul’ or ‘Qala’… If I go to Kashmir, nobody calls me by my name; they say ‘Laila’…”

The actress said that she does find the tag “wonderful,” but at the same time, the love that she is receiving too is an “overwhelming” feeling.

“This love keeps you motivated as an actor. It makes you want to work harder on your craft so that you can keep making people believe in you, which is something important,” she said.

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Triptii’s latest release is ‘Bad Newz’ with Ammy Virk and Vicky Kaushal. After a string of dramas, this comedy is a first for the actress.

The actress said that comedy is a tough genre to master because what seems funny on screen to the audience needs to be executed very seriously while shooting.

“As an actor, I feel it is very difficult to crack,” she said.

“It’s my first time doing comedy, and I was very nervous initially because first times are always difficult. I was excited as well because, as an actor, I always want to try different things.”

Triptii said that she doesn’t want to stay in a “comfort zone.”

“If you keep doing similar things, you find your comfort zone there. If you are in your comfort zone, there is no scope for growth,” she said.

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Farah Khan takes out her chef for a treat after reaching milestone

Mumbai, July 18 (IANS) On reaching a milestone number on a video streaming platform, Filmmaker-choreographer Farah Khan celebrated the moment with her chef by taking him out for a treat.

Farah reached a whopping 500K followers on YouTube.

In the clip, she is seen informing her chef that the channel has now hit a new benchmark. After which, the chef innocently asks that it is in lakhs.

A witty Farah Khan hilariously says that he shouldn’t think it will become his salary and that she is taking him out for a party.

The video then shows the two going, enjoying a car ride, and then reaching the restaurant.

The video also hilariously showcases how people run up to Farah’s chef and push her away for a picture with him. The two are seen enjoying a meal.

A hilarious moment also shows Farah leaving her chef in the restaurant before the bill for the food consumed is given.

Her chef is taken to the kitchen and funnily asked to clean the dishes as the bill is not paid. Later, Farah comes and says she was joking and the two leave.

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Neeta Lulla: Saree has always held a special place in my heart

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Neeta Lulla: Saree has always held a special place in my heart

Mumbai, July 19 (IANS) Celebrated designer Neeta Lulla has unveiled her latest concept saree collection, titled “Leher”, and shared that the nine-yard wonder has always held a special place in her heart.

Talking about her new collection, Lulla said: “The saree has always held a special place in my heart. Its grace and versatility are unparalleled.”

The designer said that with the collection, she wanted to celebrate this timeless garment.

“With Leher, I wanted to celebrate this timeless garment while infusing it with youthful whimsy and modern sensibility. The new ‘Leher’ collection captures just that and makes for the perfect ensemble for the modern woman.”

The collection by NISSHK by House of Neeta Lulla is described as a love letter to the saree, reimagined for the modern woman, according to the statement.

The colour palette is designed to suit various occasions, from weddings and vibrant sangeets to colourful haldi ceremonies and dazzling parties. The collection features sarees with playful ruffles and intricately embellished bustiers. Notable new features include embellished mobile pockets, belts, and gold buckles.

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In March, Lulla celebrated 40 years in the industry and shared with IANS that it has not been an easy journey.

“40 years in the industry has not been a cakewalk; it has been quite a struggle.”

“Apart from being a fashion designer, I am also a costume designer, a housewife, and a mother. Being able to juggle these roles and seamlessly transition from one role to another was quite a task, Lulla told IANS.

Lulla has worked on over 300 films and has been designing wedding dresses since 1985.

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