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Sidharth, Rashii’s ‘Zindagi Tere Naam’ from 'Yodha' is all about love

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Mumbai, Feb 24 (IANS) The makers of the upcoming film ‘Yodha’ starring Sidharth Malhotra and Rashii Khanna have dropped a new hum-worthy song from the film: ‘Zindagi Tere Naam’ is all about love and romance.

The track is sung by popular singer Vishal Mishra and the lyrics are penned by Kaushal Kishore along with Mishra. The number talks about how Sidharth’s character has fallen in love with Rashii and how he wants to devote his life to her.

Sidharth, who will be seen in the titular role, took to Instagram on Saturday and shared the track. He captioned it: “It’s all love with #ZindagiTereNaam, from #Yodha in the cinema on March 15.”

‘Yodha’ is an action thriller film written and directed by Sagar Ambre and Pushkar Ojha. The film is produced under the banner of Karan Johar’s Dharma Productions. Apart from Sidharth and Rashii, the film also stars Disha Patani.

‘Yodha’ is scheduled to release on March 15.

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DJ Ganesh to perform for 1,000 guests at Sonakshi-Zaheer's reception; party on till 4 a.m.

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Mumbai, June 23 (IANS) The post-wedding party of actors Sonakshi Sinha and Zaheer Iqbal will be a star-studded affair, with DJ Ganesh performing at the lavish reception.

In a viral video, we can see DJ Ganesh (Ranganathan) opening up about performing at the reception that will be held at the upper-crust Mumbai restaurant, Bastian, on Linking Road, Bandra West.

The restaurant, owned by Shilpa Shetty, is now helmed by the formerly New York-based Michelin-starred celebrity chef, Suvir Saran.

DJ Ganesh, who has been at the turntable since 1998, says in the clip: “Think there’s 1,000 people invited. So, I think full-on Bollywood mix-off till 4 in the morning.”

His music goes with the flow, ranging from retro to hip-hop, commercial, and lounge, but at the wedding party, it is most likely to be Bollywood. Of course, the big question is, which number will make Sonakshi break into a dance?

Sonakshi and Zaheer, the man she lovingly describes as her ‘personal psycho’, have been dating for the past seven years. Salman Khan, a friend of Zaheer’s family who gave Sonakshi her Bollywood break in the action-comedy ‘Dabbang’ (2010), played Cupid.

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Zaheer, too, made his debut with ‘Notebook’, a Salman Khan film where he was cast opposite another newbie, Pranutan Bahl, the daughter of actor Mohnish Bahl, and granddaughter of Nutan.

It is said that Salman introduced Sonakshi to Zaheer on the sets of ‘Notebook’ in 2017. Zaheer’s father, Iqbal Ratansi, who has well-established jewellery and real estate businesses, is a childhood friend of Salman Khan.

Sonakshi, now better-known for playing Faridan Bai, the main antagonist in ‘Heeramandi’, and Zaheer have starred together in the critically panned 2022 film ‘Double XL’, where he plays a London-based TV line producer, Zorawar Rahmani.

The ‘Heeramandi’ star’s next film is the horror comedy ‘Kakuda’, which also features Riteish Deshmukh and Saqib Saleem in the lead roles.

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Mouli Ganguly reveals why working with hubby Mazher Sayed is 'really relaxing'

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Mumbai, June 23 (IANS) Actress Mouli Ganguly has opened up about working with her husband Mazher Sayed in the show ‘Janani – Ai Ki Kahani’, sharing that after almost two decades, it’s refreshing to work together again.

Reflecting on their past collaborations, Mouli, who plays the role of Ira Sharma on the show, said: “After almost two decades, it feels refreshing to be working together again. Back then, during ‘Kaahin Kissii Roz’, we were not cast opposite each other, so this experience is entirely new and exciting.”

This time, they are playing a couple on screen, adding a unique dynamic to their professional and personal lives.

Mouli expressed her delight about this experience, saying she is really enjoying it. The couple’s chemistry, both off and on screen, has added a layer of authenticity and depth to their characters, making the show even more engaging for viewers.

Working with a spouse can be a unique experience, and for Mouli and Mazher, it has been nothing short of enjoyable.

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“It’s really relaxing because coming together, going home together, and getting to spend time together is so much fun. Otherwise, we usually share each other’s set stories. This time, it’s the same story,” said Mouli, who is known for her work in ‘Saaksshi’, ‘Aathvaan Vachan’, and ‘Laagi Tujhse Lagan’.

Their last major appearance together was in the dance reality show ‘Nach Baliye 4’, where they performed as a couple, showcasing their strong partnership and chemistry. The couple tied the knot in 2010.

The show stars Mazher as Virat Sharma and also features Prapti Shukla, Nitin Guleria, Sumit Kaul, Priyank Tatariya, and Aashika Bhatia.

Produced by MAJ Productions, ‘Janani – Ai Ki Kahani’ is airing on Dangal TV.

Meanwhile, Mouli has earlier featured in television shows like ‘Baal Shiv-Mahadev Ki Andekhi Gatha’, ‘Jamai Raja’, ‘Shakti – Astitva Ke Ehsaas Ki’, ‘Aasman Se Aage’, and ‘Mano Ya Na Mano 2’.

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As Sonakshi-Zaheer get married, looking back at 2020 Salman-Sonakshi fake photo

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Mumbai, June 23 (IANS) Even as the media swirls with speculation regarding the lehenga that Sonakshi Sinha will wear for the wedding celebrations on Sunday evening, or whether she’ll break into a dance, people who have been following the many stories circulating about her rumoured relationships, recall the time when she was linked with Salman Khan.

Salman and Sonakshi’s paths first crossed when she made her debut in his action comedy, ‘Dabangg’ (2010), and he’s said to have played Cupid and brought the couple together.

It is said that the couple met when Zaheer was shooting for ‘Notebook’, the romantic drama produced by Salman Khan. Zaheer was making his Bollywood debut in the film opposite another newbie, Pranutan Bahl, daughter of actor Mohnish Bahl, and granddaughter of Nutan.

Before Zaheer entered her life, Sonakshi had briefly dated her ‘Tevar’ co-star Arjun Kapoor in 2014. Their relationship collapsed within a year.

Salman, incidentally, is a good friend of Iqbal Ratansi, Zaheer’s father, and a leading Mumbai jeweller with interests in real estate (Blackstone Housing and Infrastructure Limited), lighting equipment for Bollywood (Film Tools, Lights and Grip) and media (Zahero Media and Internet).

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So, how did Sonakshi get linked with Salman? In the pre-deepfake era, when photoshopped pictures were common, there was one of Salman and Sonakshi that went viral in 2020. It showed them getting married at a private ceremony in Dubai.

Reacting to the picture, Sonakshi took to social media and put to rest the speculation that had acquired a feverish breathlessness. Taking to Instagram, she said, “Are you so dumb that you can’t tell the difference between a real and a morphed picture?”

Sonakshi and Zaheer, whom she lovingly describes as her “personal psycho”, have been dating for the past seven years. The eldest child of leading Mumbai jeweller Iqbal Ratansi acted opposite Sonakshi in the critically panned 2022 film ‘Double XL’, where he plays a London-based TV line producer, Zorawar Rahmani.

The film, which also features Huma Qureshi, sees Sonakshi as fashion designer Sara Kapoor, who relocates to London from Delhi after a broken relationship.

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Zaheer was last seen on the big screen in a special appearance with Salman’s brother-in-law Aayush Sharma in the action film ‘Ruslaan’, released earlier this year. Like ‘Double XL’, ‘Ruslaan’ also bombed at the box office.

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'Bigg Boss OTT 3': Deepak Chaurasia reports live from House; Sana Makbul praises Shivani's 'sadagi'

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Mumbai, June 23 (IANS) Journalist Deepak Chaurasia, who is a contestant on the controversial reality show ‘Bigg Boss OTT 3’, is reporting live from the heart of the ‘Bigg Boss’ house.

On the second day of the show, Deepak brings viewers the headlines of the day: YouTube sensation Shivani Kumari made waves with her first swim in the pool, sparking excitement among the housemates.

His second headline of the day is that tensions grew when Bigg Boss forgot to wish social media influencer Sana Sultan Khan a happy birthday.

The third headline is that the kitchen is now abuzz with discussions as housemates deliberate over today’s lunch plans.

In the ‘Bigg Boss OTT’ house, genuine moments of camaraderie often shine through. This Sunday, the audience saw television actress Sana Makbul and Kritika Malik praising Shivani’s ‘sadagi’ (simplicity).

They celebrated Shivani’s natural beauty and simplicity.

Sana, while applying mascara to Shivani, praised her for her effortless elegance.

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Kritika chimed in, saying, “We need makeup to look good, but Shivani, you look beautiful even without it.”

Will these heartfelt compliments bring the girls closer, or will the day’s events stir up new challenges?

The show also features contestants actor Ranveer Shorey, TV actors Sai Ketan Rao and Poulomi Das, rapper Naved Shaikh a.k.a. Naezy, social media influencers Vishal Pandey and Lovekesh Kataria, ‘Vada Pav’ girl Chandrika Dixit, YouTuber Armaan Malik and his two wives, Payal and Kritika, astrologer Munisha Khatwani, and Indian boxer Neeraj Goyat.

The show, which is hosted by Bollywood superstar Anil Kapoor, is streaming on JioCinema Premium.

Meanwhile, Sana Makbul, who began her career in modelling, appeared in the reality show ‘MTV Scooty Teen Diva’ in 2009. She then starred in the teen musical series ‘Ishaan: Sapno Ko Awaaz De’. She was also a contestant in ‘Fear Factor: Khatron Ke Khiladi 11.’

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After Mehendi, stage set for Sonakshi-Zaheer civil marriage and celebratory party

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Mumbai, June 23 (IANS) The stage is set for the much-anticipated wedding of Sonakshi Sinha with long-time beau Zaheer Iqbal.

The wedding celebrations officially kicked off with the arrival of producer Ramesh Taurani’s wedding gift for Zaheer — a wine bottle accompanied by flowers.

Ahead of their wedding, Sonakshi and Zaheer hosted a private mehendi ceremony for family and friends. Sonakshi, known as Sona among friends, wore a stunning red and brown outfit, even as Zaheer’s relatives welcomed her into Bandstand Building A, which is how the Iqbal residence is known.

The Sinha family home, Ramayana, was brightly lit up on Saturday evening in anticipation of the wedding.

As officially announced by Zaheer’s father, Iqbal Ratansi, it will be a civil marriage, which will be followed by a celebratory party at the upper-crust Mumbai restaurant, Bastian, on Linking Road, Bandra West.

The restaurant, which is owned by Shilpa Shetty, is now helmed by the formerly New York-based Michelin-starred celebrity chef, Suvir Saran.

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Sonakshi and the man she lovingly describes as her “personal psycho”, Zaheer Iqbal, have been dating for the past seven years. It was Salman Khan, a friend of Zaheer’s family and Sonakshi’s ‘Dabangg’ co-star, who played Cupid, according to media reports.

It is said that the couple met when Zaheer was shooting for ‘Notebook’, the 2019 romantic drama produced by Salman Khan. Zaheer was making his debut in the film opposite another newbie, Pranutan Bahl, daughter of actor Mohnish Bahl, and granddaughter of Nutan.

Zaheer, the eldest child of leading Mumbai jeweller Iqbal Ratansi, acted opposite her in the critically panned 2022 film ‘Double XL’, where he plays a London-based TV line producer, Zorawar Rahmani.

The film, which also features Huma Qureshi, sees Sonakshi as fashion designer Sara Kapoor, who relocates to London from Delhi after a broken relationship.

Zaheer was last seen on the big screen in a special appearance with Salman’s brother-in-law Aayush Sharma in the action film, Ruslaan, released earlier this year. Like ‘Double XL’, ‘Ruslaan’ also bombed at the box office.

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