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If my husband needs me, says Dolly Parton on considering retirement

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Los Angeles, June 7 (IANS) Country music icon Dolly Parton shared that one of the few things that would make her “pull way back” would be if her husband “needed” her.

Parton has been married to Carl Thomas Dean since 1966, has released almost 50 studio albums since beginning her career in the late 1960s and has starred in a string of movies.

Asked if she has any plans to retire, Parton told ‘Entertainment Tonight’: “Not today. Maybe someday I may have to. I’ve always said that if my husband was in ill health or needed me, I would most definitely pull way back.”

Her comments come days after the ‘Jolene’ hitmaker said that she doesn’t really “care” about being world-famous.

“Anything I really want to do, then I’ll do it. I don’t care that I’m famous.”

She was asked what “scares” her in life and admitted that she finds it difficult to live in a world where some people are “nuts and crazy” while the population has to figure out how to navigate that, reports femalefirst.co.uk.

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“It scares me that people are not better to one another and that we have to live in a world where people are nuts and crazy and you have to try to figure out how you’re going to manoeuvre all around that.”

Parton also shared that had she not “made it” in showbiz, she would’ve followed a career in beauty.

She said: “Had I not been in showbusiness, if I hadn’t made it, I probably would have been a beautician because I still would’ve had all that hair and makeup.”

–IANS

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'Magical' Kasol floored Vikas Bhalla during 'Pravaah-The Flow' shoot

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Mumbai, June 20 (IANS) Actor Vikas Bhalla, who recently starred in the short film ‘Pravaah-The Flow’, has opened up on his shooting experience in Kasol in Himachal Pradesh, calling it beautiful and magical.

Talking about the the shoot, Vikas said, “Kasol, where we shot my scenes, is stunning and a must-visit for all travel enthusiasts. It was beautiful, magical… Weather-wise, it was cold in the middle of the night during our shoot. However, we had a super time shooting there.”

On relating with his character, the ‘Jassi Jaissi Koi Nahin’ actor said: “I completely relate to it, and that’s one of the reasons I took up the role. Life is eventually not about your physical possessions, but the memories you make along the way. That’s what makes a life well lived. Being true to yourself and finding your calling is very very important if you want to lead a happy life.”

“Do not live your life to please others or according to what others expect from you, that is the biggest mistake we make. The earlier you find yourself the better will be your quality of life. After all, one life, so live it right,” he added.

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Talking about working director Simmer Bhatia, Vikas said, “Simmer is a talented director who has clarity in her approach and execution. On the set, she makes her artistes feel extremely comfortable, which is the key to extracting their best work. She’s been a friend for a long time and I was pleasantly surprised with her directorial abilities. I wish her more success in all her future endeavours,” Vikas said.

Written, directed, and produced by Simmer Bhatia, ‘Pravaah-The Flow’ stars Maninee De and Sharad Malhotra in the lead.

–IANS

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Books as makeshift blocks, chairs for seated postures – Geetanjali Mishra on her yoga props

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Mumbai, June 20 (IANS) Actress Geetanjali Mishra has shared the various props she uses while doing yoga at home, from arranging books to create makeshift yoga blocks to repurposing a dining chair for seated exercises.

On the eve of International Day of Yoga, Geetanjali, who plays Rajesh in the sitcom ‘Happu Ki Ultan Paltan’, said, “Yoga goes beyond just physical postures; it involves achieving a harmonious balance to perfect them. It’s a journey towards a stronger and healthier self.

“I use various DIY (do-it-yourself) props to maintain balance during my yoga poses. For example, I arrange books to create makeshift yoga blocks of the required height for stability and support.”

She added: “Occasionally, I repurpose a dining chair to support standing and seated yoga exercises. Additionally, I’ve repainted old bicycle tyres which I use as hula hoops for stability, balance training, and support during standing and balancing poses. Yoga is not only about flexibility, but also about delving into the mind and body.”

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Geetanjali is also known for her work in shows like ‘Kundali Bhagya’, ‘Prithvi Vallabh’, ‘Naagin 3’, and ‘Diya Aur Baati Hum’, among others.

‘Happu Ki Ultan Paltan’ airs on &TV.

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'Didn't get paid that much': Witty Sheeba Chaddha declines to share spoilers on 'Mirzapur 3'

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Mumbai, June 20 (IANS) Actress Sheeba Chaddha, who will be seen in the highly-anticipated ‘Mirzapur 3’ soon, was in a jolly mood during the trailer launch of the crime-thriller series on Thursday.

The actress attended the trailer launch of the third season of the show in Mumbai along with its star cast that included Ali Fazal, Shweta Tripathi Sharma, Rasika Dugal, Vijay Varma, Anjumm Shharma, Priyanshu Painyuli, and Harshita Shekhar Gaur.

Asked by the emcee to spill some beans about the new season, Sheeba said, “Itne paise toh nahi mil rahe mujhe ki main sab sach bol ke spoilers de dun (I don’t get paid so much that I would reveal spoilers about the show)”, leaving the packed ballroom in splits.

While she didn’t divulge any details about the upcoming season of ‘Mirzapur’, the actress assured the fans and the media that it is going to be very exciting.

“Maza bahut aane waala hai (you all will have great fun),” she said.

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Meanwhile, the trailer of ‘Mirzapur 3’ promises a high-voltage season, as the fight for ruling the Purvanchal region intensifies with Mirzapur as the epicentre of power.

The fight becomes fierce with different contenders eyeing the hot seat as they play politics and carry out violence to tip the scales in their favour.

Produced by Excel Media & Entertainment and directed by Gurmmeet Singh and Anand Iyer, the series will stream on Prime Video from July 5.

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Set designer Omung Kumar promises intriguing 'House' in magic-themed ‘Bigg Boss OTT 3’

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Mumbai, June 20 (IANS) The house is set and the doors are ready to open to welcome the contestants of ‘Bigg Boss OTT 3’, which this year is themed around ‘magic’.

Filmmaker and art director Omung Kumar, who has always designed the ‘House’ for the controversial reality show, said that each element has been carefully chosen to evoke intrigue and surprise.

Talking about the thought behind the new design, Kumar told IANS: “We wanted the ‘Bigg Boss OTT 3’ House to be incredibly unique and vibrant. As a designer, I believe in the magic of transformation. Following the success of last year’s ‘sustainability’ theme, this season posed a fresh challenge to create something equally captivating.”

Kumar and production designer Vanita Garud have given a new twist to the House. At the entrance, two huge anonymous statues guarding the House welcome the housemates. Dragons guard the premises, while two-sided walls showcase different faces on each side, adding to the House’s illusionary charm.

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The theme of locks and keys weaves through the decor of the entire House.

The bedroom, designed like a time-warped theatre of a fantasy world, evokes the charm of silhouette cutout backdrops. The beds are placed uniquely to foster interaction and bonding among the housemates.

The kitchen resembles a quaint vineyard, complete with stone walls and whimsical wine barrels, creating a cozy yet playful vibe. A large bridge connects the living room and the storeroom, suspended over a water-printed carpet.

“In alignment with our theme, we aimed to deliver an experience unlike any other seen before. Our design choices, from incorporating keys and locks to featuring grand dragons and two-sided walls with different faces, contribute to the magical ambiance. The keys and locks are a personal favourite — they represent how the contestants are locked in and have to unlock new aspects of themselves.”

Kumar is now looking forward to the reaction of the contestants of the show to be hosted by Anil Kapoor.

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“Each element was carefully chosen to evoke intrigue and surprise. I’m thrilled to see how the contestants interact and be inspired by this imaginative space,” Kumar said.

‘Bigg Boss OTT 3’ will air on JioCinema Premium from June 21.

–IANS

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Shivangi Verma has a different playlist when she's with friends or at home

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Mumbai, June 20 (IANS) ‘Tera Ishq Mera Fitoor’ fame actress Shivangi Verma shared how music keeps her inspired and gives her a push to do things better.

Ahead of the ‘World Music Day’, Shivangi said: “Music inspires me in many ways. It gives me the push to do things better. If I am taking a shower or I am cooking or I am getting ready or eating food or driving or waiting for somebody for everything, I need music; it kicks me differently.”

“Whenever I am not in a mood to do something, I play energetic music, and it gives me a push to do it. Then I have a different playlist for when I’m with friends. I have a different playlist when I’m at home. So definitely, it has a different impact on my life,” she shared.

Though she doesn’t have a favourite genre, she can listen to Bollywood songs all day. Shivangi said that it helps her a lot.

Speaking about her favourite singers, she said: “I have always been a fan of Mohammed Irfan. I have worked with him on the music video ‘Dil Toota Hi Raha’. And my second favourite singer is Raj Burman. Again, I was always his fan, and then I did a song with him, ‘Tumko Dekha Toh Pyaar Aagaya’. But there are other singers also that I love to listen to, like Arijit Singh and KK.”

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The actress is known for her works in ‘Choti Sarrdaarni’, ‘Reporters’, ‘Hamari Sister Didi’, ‘Bhutu’, and ‘TV, Biwi aur Main’.

–IANS

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