Drishyam 2 In Legal Trouble: Won’t Commence Shoot Until Case Resolves, Production House To HC

Mumbai: Panorama Studios International, who acquired the rights of the Hindi remake of blockbuster hit film Drishyam 2, has now assured the Bombay High Court that they would not begin the shoot of the film until the copyright suit filed against them is pending. Earlier, Viacom 18 had approached the High Court seeking a restraining order on Panorama Studios International from producing any sequel in Hindi.

In its suit, Viacom has alleged infringement of their copyright and sought recognition and adjudication of copyright and other rights in the production of the Drishyam 2 sequel, which also includes a film on continuation from the previous film. Viacom also filed an application seeking interim relief by way of an injunction. The order said, “The statement is that the defendants (Panorama) will not themselves or through any other person with whom they may have a contract or arrangement, begin shooting of the film in question i.e. a sequel to the film Drishyam.”

The production house has accepted that if they take up any preparatory work such as scripting, screenplay, dialogue, or any work that includes developing a treatment, then it will be at their own risk and they will not be entitled to claim any equities on the basis of same in the future, the HC noted. The next hearing on the suit will take place on June 18.

Viacom, in its suit, also mentioned that it had executed a Remake Rights Agreement with Wide Angle Creations and Raj Kumar Theatres by which it had copyright to produce new films by adapting the original film, Drishyam. In 2017, Panorama Studios approached Viacom seeking to produce the prequel or sequel of the film, but the proposal did not work out due to disagreement over terms. Later, when Viacom learned that Panorama had acquired the rights to remake the sequel of Drishyam 2, they approached HC.

Mohanlal’s Drishyam 2 is set six years after the events of the first film. It follows the struggle of the Georgekutty family, which has now become the subject of gossip and ridicule in the village.

BTS Update, May 8, Saturday: J-Hope Apologises To Conan O’Brien, Member V Shows Love to His Parents the Most

BTS Update, May 8, Saturday: Here we are once again with the daily updates of your favourite K-pop band. While group member J-Hope has apologised to the famous American talk show host Conan O’Brien, BTS has also been nominated for the New Socially-Voted category at the 2021 MTV Movie and TV Awards. Catch today’s updates here:

BTS Update, May 8, Saturday: J-Hope Apologises To American Host Conan O’Brien

J-Hope has apologised to the famous American talk show host Conan O’Brien. This comes after he failed to recognise him in a recent episode of Run BTS! and accidentally called him a ‘curtain’. J-Hope took to Twitter and apologised to Conan O’Brien. “Sorry,,,,, Curtain (pouting and blowing kisses emojis) @ConanOBrien,” he tweeted and shared a selfie in which he was seen pouting.

BTS Update, May 8, Saturday: BTS Nominated For MTV Best Music Documentary

MTV has announced the nominees for this year’s Best Music Documentary on their social media accounts and BTS’s documentary “Break the Silence: The Movie,” has been nominated for the same. Other nominees include “Ariana Grande: Excuse Me, I Love You,” “Biggie: I Got a Story to Tell,” “Billie Eilish: The World’s a Little Blurry,” “Demi Lovato: Dancing with the Devil,” “Shawn Mendes: In Wonder,” “Taylor Swift: Miss Americana,” “The Bee Gees: How Can You Mend a Broken Heart,” “The New York Times Presents: Framing Britney Spears,” and “Tina.” The winner will be announced on May 17.

BTS Update, May 8, Saturday: BTS V Shows Love to His Parents the Most

In a poll that was conducted by a popular idol voting app, Choeaedol, BTS’s V has been selected as the male idol who shows love to his parents the most. The poll was conducted as a commemoration for the upcoming Mother’s Day and BTS’ V won the poll with over 61% votes.

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Sonu Sood Calls Sara Ali Khan ‘Hero’ After She Contributes To His Covid-19 Relief Foundation

Mumbai: Bollywood actor Sonu Sood called Sara Ali Khan a ‘hero’ after she contributed to the Covid-19 relief foundation of the actor. Sonu, who has been helping people with medical emergencies during the second wave of coronavirus, took to Twitter to thank the Love Aaj Kal actor. He wrote, “Thank you so much my dear Sara Ali Khan for your contribution to the@soodfoundation! Extremely proud of you & keep on doing the good work. You have inspired the youth of the nation to come forward and help during these difficult times. You are a hero.”

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Sara Ali Khan has been amplifying the SOS medical emergencies from her followers on Instagram and often tags Sonu Sood and his foundation for help. Apart from them, Anushka Sharma and Virat Kohli raised over Rs 3 crore for their fundraiser in a single day. Priyanka Chopra also has been raising funds to help Covid-19 patients. On Saturday, Raveena Tandon has also sent a batch of oxygen cylinders to the national capital.

Sonu and his team of volunteers in Bengaluru provided more than 16 oxygen cylinders to a hospital in the city, saving 20-22 Covid-19 patients’ lives. Sonu Sood has recently managed to arrange over 100 requests for Remdesivir injections and oxygen and over 500 pleas for beds, but disappointed as he couldn’t make it possible for all. He made headlines for his philanthropy work last year where he reached out to migrant workers and helped them reach back home. He has helped thousands of people to reach back their homes, provided medical and educational support.

Meanwhile, on the work front, Sara will be next seen in Atrangi Re, helmed by Anand L Rai co-starring Akshay Kumar and Dhanush.

Anupama Shocking Twist: Kavya Attempts Suicide After Vanraj Breaks Up With Her To Be With Anupama

Anupama Shocking Twist: In the upcoming episode of Anupama, the viewers will witness a shocking twist. After Kavya calls-off the engagement of Samar and Nandani for her own selfish purpose, and once again breaks the news of Anupama and Vanraj’s divorce to the Shah family, Vanraj gets angry and tells Kavya that he is breaking up with her and will not be giving divorce to Anupama. This breaks Kavya completely and she attempts to commit suicide by gulping sleeping pills.

Trapped in another evil plan of Kavya, Vanraj comes back to her and once again moves away from Anupama.

Meanwhile, Anupama and Vanraj were getting close and they even hugged each other, sobbing and break down into each other’s arms. While Vanraj screams out in loud voice and cuts a log to vent out his frustration, Anupama dances her heart out to deal with anger, confusion, and her disease.

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However, Baa tries to convince Anupama that divorce will just make things more complicated especially when she is suffering from ovary tumor.

However, Anupama and Vanraj will get separated soon but will he then marry Kavya is highly doubtful. Producer Rajan Shah has also confirmed that the couple will get divorced and that will happen soon on the show.

The show also has a new entrant Advait, played by Apurva Agnihotri, who keeps giving life lessons to Vanraj, Kavya, and Anupama.

Anupama stars Rupali Ganguly, Sudhanshu Pandey, Madalsa Sharma, Paras Kalnawat, Aashish Mehrotra, Muskaan Bamne, Arvind Vaidya, Alpana Buch, Nidhi Shah, and Tasneem Sheikh.

Anushka Sharma-Virat Kohli Raise Rs 3.6 Crore Towards Covid-19 Fundraiser, Donate Rs 2 Crore

Mumbai: Actor Anushka Sharma and her husband Virat Kohli’s Covid-19 fundraiser have crossed the halfway mark already. The target is Rs 7 crore, towards which the couple had contributed Rs 2 crore themselves. Taking to Instagram, Anushka shared an update about the fundraiser, which is in collaboration with Ketto. The celebrity couple has so far raised Rs 3.6 crore.

She wrote, “Grateful to everyone who has donated so far. Thank you for your contribution. We have crossed the halfway mark, let’s keep going.”

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As per the Ketto page, the fundraiser’s goal is to ensure, “deployment of oxygen solutions, including concentrators and oxygen plants to hospitals across India, and also look at bolstering medical manpower, home care and help scale India’s vaccination efforts” as the country battles Covid-19.

Anushka and Virat in their joint post said that they were pained to see the suffering in the country, and expressed their gratitude towards those stepping forward to help others. She wrote, “As our country battles the second wave of Covid-19, and our healthcare systems are facing extreme challenges, it breaks my heart to see our people suffering. So, Virat and I have initiated a campaign #InThisTogether, with Ketto, to raise funds for Covid-19 relief.”

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Last year, Anushka and Virat contributed money towards the PM-Cares relief fund and the Chief Minister’s Relief Fund (Maharashtra) as well.

Raveena Tandon Comes Forth To Help Amid COVID-19 Crisis, Sends Oxygen Cylinders to Delhi

Mumbai: Amid the coronavirus crisis in the country, the lack of oxygen cylinders has also become a major cause of concern. Several celebrities have come forth to help India at this hour of crisis. The latest on the list is Raveena Tandon.

Actor Raveen Tandon has arranged oxygen cylinders for COVID-19 patients in the national capital. The actor took to Twitter sharing pictures of the oxygen cylinders which are being dispatched from Mumbai to Delhi. “Team enroute Delhi. A drop in the ocean, but hoping it’ll help those few at least. #rudrafoundation #ourfirstlot (sic),” the actor wrote. Since the actor mentioned that this was the “first lot”, it suggests she will send more help in the coming days.

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Raveena has been at the forefront as India battles coronavirus. She has repeatedly used her social media account in helping people who need oxygen cylinders or medicines.

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Earlier this month, actor Harshvardhan Rane sold his bike and arranged three oxygen cylinders for patients. Other celebrities have also come forth to do their bit amid the COVID-19 pandemic including Sonu Sood, Priyanka Chopra, Akshay Kumar, Salman Khan, Alia Bhatt, Bhumi Pednekar, Kartik Aaryan, Shilpa Shetty, Sushmita Sen, Siddhant Kapoor, and Ajay Devgn among others.

Meanwhile, for another day India reported over 4 lakh cases in 24 hours. More than 4.01 lakh COVID-19 cases were reported on Saturday taking India’s total active cases to over 37 lakh.

On the Work front, Raveena Tandon will be seen next in KGF: Chapter 2. The film will hit the theatres globally on July 16 this year.

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Ankita Lokhande Is Afraid Of Syringes, Chants ‘Bappa’ While Taking Vaccine Jab – Watch

Mumbai: Actor Ankita Lokhande took the first dose of the coronavirus vaccine and shared a video of the same on social media. In the video, it can be seen that the Pavitra Rishta actor is super scared of needles and she can also be heard chanting God’s name (Bappa) repeatedly.

Sharing the video on Instagram, Ankita wrote, ”I got mine, get yours as soon as possible.” As Ankita was scared while getting the vaccine, even nurses couldn’t stop laughing. Several of Ankita’s friends and fans took to the comment section of Ankita’s post calling her ‘too cute’. Even actor Rashmi Desai dropped laughing emojis in the comment section. Fans are loving this video and it is now going viral on social media. One of her fans wrote, ‘Mujhe bhi dar lagta hai’.

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With the second wave of COVID-19, the vaccination drive in India is now open for everyone above the age of 18. Several television celebrities have also taken the first dose of the vaccine including Kasautii Zindagi Kay 2 fame Parth Samthaan, Radhika Madan, Ronit Roy, Devoleena Bhattacharjee, and Himanshi Khurana among others.

Earlier in March this year, Ankita Lokhande opened up on her former boyfriend Sushant Singh Rajput’s death and how it affected her. She revealed that for the first few days, she could not come to the terms with Sushant’s death. Ankita Lokhande and late actor Sushant Singh Rajput were in a relationship for six years before they call it quit.

ZEE Digital Celebrates The Strength And Warmth of Motherhood This Mother’s Day!

Mother’s Day 2021: This Mother’s Day, ZEE Digital celebrates the strength and warmth of motherhood with nine moms from the industry who have set an example with their choices as a mother. In session 1 of our Mother’s Day special webinar, we explore the journey of the mother from a mom to a true friend. And even though it seems like the necessity of time, we get senior actors Seema Pahwa and Himani Shivpuri to understand how difficult or easy has it been for them to prioritise ‘friendship’ in their bonding with their kids. We get popular mom Urvashi Dholakia who has set a benchmark for all the single moms out there by being the best buddy of her grown-up kids.

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In the second session of the show, we get young women Debina Bonnerjee, Daisy Shah, and Geeta Basra to discuss the idea of becoming the ‘mom of your mom’. We reach a stage in life where we have to make our moms understand that they have to look after their own selves also and that they need to prioritise their own needs above ours now. The three women discuss their own bondings with their mom. While Debina recalls the time when her mother struggled with her in Mumbai, Daisy reveals that her mom is the coolest because she knows how she wants to live her life. For Geeta, motherhood has taken yet another beautiful turn as she’s expecting her second baby soon. She reveals how her daughter these days is behaving so protective of her.

In the third session, we talk about breaking the stereotypes around motherhood. We discuss with actors Sheeba Chaddha, Bhagyashree Dassani, and Rajeshwari Sachdev the idea of making motherhood look more human and less Godly. The idea of seeing moms as the ultimate ‘idol of sacrifice’ has to change. The celeb moms tell us how they preserved their own individualities and during their journey of motherhood and didn’t the world pressurise them with being the ‘perfect’ mom.

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Watch out for this interactive session on Sunday, May 9th. The sessions will be LIVE on the Facebook pages of india.com and BollywoodLife at 11 am. Watch out for special coverage on Zee Hindustan from 11 am onwards.

Happy Mother’s Day!

Indian Idol 12: Neha Kakkar In Love With Sayli Kamble’s Performance, Says ‘Even I Cannot Sing Like You’

Mumbai: Sayli Kamble has never failed to impress judges and even viewers of the singing reality show Indian Idol. Each week, Idol Sayli has set a benchmark with her mesmerising performance. This weekend too, as judges Neha Kakkar and Himesh Reshammiya return to the show, they will be stunned by Sayli’s performance.

Sayli Kamble’s performance on the songs Jaane Kaise Kab Kahan, Jalta Hai Jiya Bheegi Bheegi Raaton Mein and Ab Ke Sawan Mein Ji Dare will be a major major highlight of this weekend’s episode. She will impress everyone including Neha Kakkar, Himesh Reshammiya, Anu Malik, and the weekend’s special guest Amit Kumar. Sayli will not only receive a standing ovation but Neha Kakkar will be in complete awe following her performance. “Sayli, this performance is one of your best, which I have ever seen, and even I have to confess I couldn’t sing the same song like the way you have. It’s unbelievable,” Neha complemented Sayli.

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Meanwhile, Indian Idol will be celebrating Kishore Kumar’s 100 songs and will welcome music director and singer Amit Kumar as a special guest. The contestants will recreate the golden era of Hindi-film music and will leave Amit Kumar extremely impressed.

Neha Kakkar and Himesh Reshammiya were missing from the last couple of episodes of Indian Idol 12 as Sony Entertainment Television had shifted base for the show to Daman. The decision came after the Maharashtra government suspended all film and TV shoots in the state due to rising cases of coronavirus. Anu Mail and lyricist Manoj Muntashir replaced Neha and Himesh for the last couple of weeks. While Anu Malik will continue this weekend also, Neha and Himesh are now back.

Kangana Ranaut Tests Positive For Coronavirus: Had No Idea This Virus Is Partying In My Body

Mumbai: Kangana Ranaut has tested positive for coronavirus. She took to Instagram sharing the news with her fans and mentioned that she is now in-home quarantine. The actor further mentioned that she had to visit Himachal, therefore she got her test done and has now been tested positive.

Kangana further mentioned that she was feeling tired and had a slight burning sensation in her eyes. She posted a picture of herself in which she can be seen meditating and wrote, ”I was feeling tired and weak with a slight burning sensation in my eyes for past few days, was hoping to go to Himachal so got my test done yesterday and today the result came I am covid positive.
I have quarantined myself, I had no idea this virus is having a party in my body, now that I know I will demolish it, people please don’t give anything any power over you, if you are scared it will scare you more, come let’s destroy this Covid -19 it is nothing but small-time flu which got too much press and now psyching few people. Har Har Mahadev.”

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Recently, Kangana Ranaut’s Twitter account was also permanently suspended after her controversial tweet over post-election violence in West Bengal. As per the Twitter spokesperson, she repeatedly violated Twitter policy on ‘hateful conduct and abusive behaviour’.

The coronavirus pandemic has hit Bollywood hard. Several actors have been tested positive so far including Akshay Kumar, Katrina Kaif, Vicky Kaushal, Bhumi Pednekar, Alai Bhatt, Ranbir Kapoor, Kartik Aaryan and Govinda among others.

Meanwhile, for another day India reported over 4 lakh cases in 24 hours. More than 4.01 lakh COVID-19 cases were reported on Saturday taking India’s total active cases to over 37 lakh.

Shweta Tiwari’s Husband Abhinav Kohli Accuses Her Of Leaving Son Alone To Participate In Khatro Ke Khiladi

Mumbai: Shweta Tiwari has already left for Cape Town to participate in an action-based TV reality show Khatro Ke Khiladi. However, back in India, her estranged husband Abhinav Kohli has accused her of leaving son Reyansh alone.

Abhinav Kohli took to social media posting a series of videos in which he said that Shweta left son Reyansh alone to participate in Khatro Ke Khiladi in South Africa. Adding that he had denied ‘permission’ to Shweta to participate in the show, he asked ‘Where is my son?’. ”Despite me telling her not to, she has left and I got to know of her leaving from all the videos circulating in the media. But where is my kid? I am going from hotel to hotel to find him. I went to the police station but they didn’t help me. Instead, they asked me to send an email to Children Welfare Committee,” Kohli said.

Abhinav Kohli accused cops of not helping him and therefore sought help from the people to search for his son Reyansh. He hinted at going to the high court and blamed Shweta for abandoning their child amid the coronavirus pandemic. He also claimed that his son was not well when he last talked to him and that he had congestion in his chest and had swollen eyes. Sharing the videos on social media, Abhinav Kohli wrote, ‘Please help me’.

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Shweta had recently accused Abhinav of domestic violence. She mentioned that her children had to suffer for her bad choices in men.

Shweta Tiwari and Abhinav Kohli tied the knot in 2013. However, they soon parted their ways. Their son Reyansh is four years old.

Legendary Music Composer Vanraj Bhatia No More, Tributes Pour In From Across The Nation

New Delhi: Veteran music composer Vanraj Bhatia passed away on Friday at the age of 94. Tributes pour in from across the country with several people including Farhan Khan, Ashoke Pandit and Smriti Irani among others mourned the death of a legendary music composer.

Union Minister Smriti Irani took to Twitter expressing grief and wrote, “Shocked to learn about the passing away of Vanraj Bhatia. Wagle Ki Duniya, Jaane Bhi Do Yaaron, he leaves behind countless memories in his scores. My condolences to his loved ones and fans. Om Shanti.” Even Farhan Akthar tweeted, “RIP Vanraj Bhatia. Apart from the many other brilliant musical works he created, I vividly remember the theme of Tamas that started with a shriek so filled with anguish, it could send a chill up anyone’s spine and break anyone’s heart.” Filmmaker Ashoke Pandit also took to social media paying condolences to the family. “The film industry lost one of the very well-known music composers Vanraj Bhatia. He was not well for quite some time. His body of work has been a great inspiration to many. Heartfelt condolences to the family of this great music maestro,” he wrote. Singer and composer Vishal Dadlani also wrote, ”One of the most under-rated Greats, the one and only #VanrajBhatia, composer of thousands of ad-jingles and several legendary film scores, has passed on. Deeply saddening.”

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Vanraj Bhatia became immensely popular for his music for Shyam Benegal classics like Ankur and Bhumika and TV series Yatra and Bharat Ek Khoj, Wagle Ki Duniya and Khandaan. He worked on Tamas with Govind Nihalani and also created the soundtracks for Aparna Sen’s 36 Chowringhee Lane and Kundan Shah’s Jaane Bhi Do Yaaro.

Bhatia’s last work was an opera titled Agni Varsha which was performed in New York. He also received India’s fourth-highest civilian honour, the Padma Shri in 2012.

Ramananda Sagar’s Epic Ramayan Back on TV – Check Details

Mumbai: Amid the coronavirus crisis in the country, several states have imposed lockdown-like restrictions popular mythological show “Ramayan” is back on television on public demand.

“Ramayan” had gained immense popularity when it was released on Doordarshan in 1987. People also enjoyed watching the re-telecast of it on the national broadcaster during last year’s lockdown. The show also broke several records of viewership. And now once again the show is coming back on Colors TV.

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When and Where to Watch Ramanand Sagar’s Ramayan

The epic show is being aired on Colors TV at 5:30 PM. The channel’s official Twitter handle posted a picture and wrote, ”Chaahe jitne saal beet jaaye, harr peedhi ko Ramayan ki yeh gaatha hamesha prerit karti rahegi! (Despite the number of years, this story will continue to inspire a number of generations).”

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For the uninitiated, Ramanand Sagar’s Ramayan is based on Valmiki’s Ramayana and Tulsidas’ Ramcharitmanas and has 78 episodes. It features Arun Govil as Ram, Deepika Chikhalia as Sita, Sunil Lahri as Laxman, Arvind Trivedi as Raavan and Dara Singh as Hanuman among other major characters. It was originally broadcasted from January 25, 1987 to July 31, 1988 and used to come on air on Sundays.

BTS’ J-Hope Apologises To Talk Show Host Conan O’Brien After Calling Him a ‘Curtain’

South Korea: BTS member J-Hope has apologised to the famous American talk show host Conan O’Brien. This comes after he failed to recognise him in a recent episode of Run BTS! and accidentally called him a ‘curtain’.

J-Hope took to Twitter and apologised to Conan O’Brien. “Sorry,,,,, Curtain (pouting and blowing kisses emojis) @ConanOBrien,” he tweeted and shared a selfie in which he was seen pouting. In the recent episode of Run BTS!, the group members took part in a game called “Figure Quiz,” where they had to name the celebrities shown to them. However, during the game, J-Hope struggled to recognise famous American talk show host Conan O’Brien and ended up saying, ‘Curtain’. A video of the same then went viral on social media and even Conan reacted to it. He talked about the same during his talk show and said, “He called me curtain!”

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While J-Hope failed to recognise Conan, BTS singer V had also left fans shocked when he couldn’t recognise Robert Downey Jr. When he was presented with a picture of the Iron Man actor, he asked, “Who is this?” This also left his fellow BTS members in shock.

On the work front, BTS is bringing their new single ‘Butter’ which will be released on May 21. This will be the group’s second English song after last year’s mega-hit, ‘Dynamite.’ Meanwhile, the famous K-pop band has also been nominated in four different categories for in upcoming Billboard Music Awards: Top Duo / Group, Top Song Sales Artist, Top Selling Song (Dynamite) and Top Social Artist. This is the fifth time that BTS has been nominated under the Top Social Artist category. The South Korean band has also claimed this trophy four years running. The 2021 Billboard Music Awards will air live from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on May 23.

Kirron Kher Is Absolutely Fine: Anupam Kher Refutes Rumours About Her Health Condition

Mumbai: Anupam Kher has refuted rumours about Kirron Kher’s health. He took to social media informing fans that Kirron is absolutely fine and that she received her second dose of coronavirus vaccine. “There is a rumour going around about Kirron’s health. It’s all false. She is doing absolutely fine. In fact, she got her second vaccination done for Covid this afternoon. I will request people not to spread such negative news. Thanks! Stay safe,” he wrote.

Meanwhile, the couple got their second dose of coronavirus vaccine on Friday. Anupam Kher took to social media sharing pictures from the vaccination centre and wrote, ”We got our 2nd vaccination done. Thank you #SisterAnnie #DrAfsa and @nanavatihospital for making it possible. Mom was the bravest. Chanting #OmNamahShivay helped me and hopefully @kirronkhermp bhabhi @kherreema and brother @rajukherofficial also!!”

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In April this year, Anupam Kher confirmed that Kirron is diagnosed with blood cancer. Back then, Anupam released an official statement that read, “Just so that rumours don’t get the better of a situation Sikander and I would like to inform everyone that Kirron has been diagnosed with multiple myeloma, a type of blood cancer. She is currently undergoing treatment and we are sure she will come out of this stronger than before. We are very blessed that she is being looked after by a phenomenal set of doctors. She’s always been a fighter and takes things head-on. She’s all heart and that’s why she has so many people that love her. So keep sending your love to her in your prayers and in your heart. She is well on her way to recovery and we thank everyone for their support and love.”

On the work front, Anupam recently bagged the Best Actor award at the New York City International Film Festival for the short film Happy Birthday.

Jodhaa Akbar Set Caught Massive Fire in Karjat, No Casualties

Mumbai: Hrithik Roshan and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan’s Jodhaa Akbar’s iconic set has caught up the fire apparently leading to a huge loss to the owners. On Friday, a massive fire broke out inside ND film studio which is owned by leading art director Nitin Desai, in Karjat Maharashtra. As per a report in PTI, the blaze erupted around 12.15 pm and no casualty has been reported so far, they said. The fire broke out at the set of Jodhaa Akbar, a 2008 movie starring Hrithik Roshan and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, an official said. Plywood, PoP and other things were gutted in the fire, he said.

“Several fire-fighting vehicles from MIDC, Karjat, Khopoli and neighboring areas were rushed to the spot and efforts to douse the flames were on,” an official further said.

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The exact reason behind the fire is being ascertained, he said. The fire brigade and police personnel reached the spot. No casualties have been reported since no shoot was happening due to the lockdown in Maharashtra. The fire was caused because of a fire on the railway tracks that touches the walls of the studios.

Jodhaa Akbar set was erected in 2007, which was directed by Ashutosh Gowariker. Later, Ekta Kapoor’s historical drama, Jodha Akbar, was also shot here between 2013 and 2014. The show starred Rajat Tokas and Paridhi Sharma in lead roles.

Anupamaa Major Spoiler Alert: Rupali Ganguly Dons Nataraj Avatar to Clear The Chaos in Mind

Anupamaa spoiler alert: Fans of Rajan Shahi’s Anupamaa are in for a treat as high voltage drama will take place in the upcoming episode. With the divorce date here, Anupamaa’s illness, and Kavya’s wicked plans, the show has managed to raise the level of entertainment and excitement for the audience.

Recently, we saw that Kavya breaks the news to the Shah family that Anupama and Vanraj will be getting divorced the next day. The family is shocked that they did not share it with them. Baa tries to convince Anupama in stopping the divorce nonsense.

With so much going in her mind, Anupama resorts to the thing that gives her the most peace. She uses dance to get some relief from the ongoing chaos in her mind. The audience will get to witness Anupama dancing her anger out to the ‘Beats of passion’ from the movie Taal. She seems to be dealing with anger, confusion and is upset with her own health at the same time. Anupama vents out her frustration after the family finds out about the divorce date through Kavya.

Produced by Rajan Shahi and his mother Deepa Shahi under their banner Shahi Productions Pvt Ltd, Anupamaa stars Rupali Ganguly, Sudhanshu Pandey, Apurva Agnihotri, Madalsa Sharma, Alpana Buch, Arvind Vaidya, Paras Kalnawat, Aashish Mehrotra, Muskan Bamne, Shekhar Shukla, Nidhi Shah, Anagha Bhosale, and Tassnim Sheikh. The show airs on Star Plus.

The audience is eager to see if Anupama and Vanraj get divorced in the upcoming episodes? Will AnuRaj part ways? Is this an end to the AnuRaj chemistry? Watch out this space for all the updates on Anupamaa!

— written by Apoorva Girdhar

Swara Bhasker And Siddharth Exchange Lovely Tweets After Troll Called Him ‘South Ka Swara’, Fans go Aww

Mumbai: South actor Siddharth, who was seen in Rang de Basanti, revealed recently that netizens call him ‘South ka Swara Bhasker’ for giving his opinions. Siddharth is a vocal celebrity just like Swara and this comparison comes as no surprise. Confessing on his Tweet that he is happy with the comparison, the south actor tweeted, “Hindi speaking junta calling me south ka Swara Bhasker. Just to clarify…I would happily be Swara from anywhere or anytime. She’s awesome and a cutie.”

Swara Bhasker, on the other hand, reacted to the post shared by Siddharth and said: “You are India ka Siddharth and we are soooooo thankful for you! Also, hey Hottie!” The Veere Di Wedding actor was thankful for a voice like his.

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Swara and Siddharth’s lovely exchange of tweets were admired by the people on social media. Netizens praised them for having a great discussion and taking it positively. One of the fans wrote: “Oh god #lovestory has started @shasvathi . See-no-evil monkeySee-no-evil monkeySee-no-evil monkeySee-no-evil monkey Must do something immediately. Go down on both knees or something.”

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A few days ago, Siddharth lashed out at the Central Government, questioning the shortage of coronavirus vaccines in the country. In a series of tweets, he said: “”Our medical establishment has not collapsed. It is overwhelmed. In the absence of genuine governance, however, it will collapse in the near future. Sending love and support to every single hero helping in the fight. Thank you for your service,” he wrote. The actor also blamed the government for the current health crisis and said that this could have been avoided. He also questioned the central vistas project and wrote, ”No electioneering, 30000 cr from Central Vista funds, not lying to cover ones mistakes, and not being politically vindictive could have helped.”

Siddharth also urged people to be safe and said that it’s the ‘greedy leaders who have put themselves before the country and their future before the people’s.

Khatron Ke Khiladi 11: Arjun Bijlani Goes LIVE From Flight; Mahek Chahal, Sana Makbul Make Appearance

Mumbai: Actor Arjun Bijlani has left for Cape Town to participate in the latest season of Khatron Ke Khiladi. The popular adventure show is beginning with its 11th season and Arjun has participated in the show along with Shweta Tiwari, Mahek Chahal, Nikki Tamboli, Rahul Vaidya, Abhinav Shukla, Anushka Sen, Sana Makbul, Varun Sood, Vishal Aditya Singh, Divyanka Tripathi, and Sourabh Raaj Jain among others.

On Friday evening, Arjun went live from the flight on Instagram and interacted with his fans. The popular TV actor also made his co-stars from the show interact with his fans. Mahek, Anushka, and Sana waved to the fans on Instagram and ensured that the new season of Khatron Ke Khiladi is going to be super amazing this time. Arjun posted the video on Instagram with a caption that read, “Live from 45000 ft. Just for you guys .. isn’t that awesome .. #khatrokekhiladi” (sic)

The new season is being hosted by Rohit Shetty who has been associated with the show for a long time now. The contestants left for the show in the wee hours on Friday. The pictures of Rahul Vidya kissing Disha Parmar goodbye at the airport have been doing the rounds on social media. Varun Sood too kissed his girlfriend Divya Agarwal as he jetted out of the city.

Watch out this space for all the latest updates on Khatron Ke Khiladi 11!

Malayalam Director Shrikumar Menon Arrested For Duping Rs Five Crore

Thiruvananthapuram: Malayalam filmmaker Shrikumar Menon has been arrested in a cheating case along with for allegedly cheating a business group to the tune of Rs 5 crore. Alappuzha police officials had reached his home in Palakkad on Thursday night and took him into custody. The charge against him was he had collected around Rs five crore from an Alappuzha businessman but failed to honor the agreement to produce a film. VA Shrikumar Menon’s arrest was made after the district court rejected an anticipatory bail moved by him.

Alappuzha deputy superintendent of police, D K Prithewiraj, told PTI that the filmmaker was booked under Section 420 (cheating and dishonestly inducing delivery of the property) of the IPC.

Menon time and again has the habit of courting controversies. In 2019, he was let off on bail by police after questioning him in the complaint given against him by actress Manju Warrier for defaming her.

He has directed Warrier in Mohanlal-starrer Odiyan as well as in several ad films.

In 2018, he had an issue with legendary writer and Jnanpith awardee M.T Vasudevan Nair over a script.

Rashami Desai Shows Sizzling Dance Moves in The Hottest Video on Instagram Today – WATCH

Mumbai: Actor Rashami Desai once again impressed her fans on social media by dropping an entertaining video on Friday noon. Rashami can be seen dancing to Cardi B’s Up song in the new video. Wearing a pair of blue separates and a pair of matching heels, Rashami can be seen grooving energetically to the dance number showing off her sexy moves to lift up the moods of her fans.

Rashami shared the video with a simple caption that read, “I know that’s right…🆙”. The Bigg Boss 13 star let her hair down in a super-hot video. The video seems to have been shot outside some closed shops as Mumbai goes through lockdown amid coronavirus scare. Watch the video here:

Rashami Desai has been making waves on Instagram with her glamorous photoshoots these days. The actor has been sharing many new photos of herself on social media, making fans go crazy after her styling.

In an interview with ETimes, Rashami Desai talked about shedding her on-screen bahu image with her glamorous photoshoots. She mentioned that she has always been stylish and fashionable but it’s only now that people are noticing her sense of fashion. “So, I have never felt the need to change any image of mine. I think I have been wearing amazing clothes, and in fact, I have always had a thing for clothes and accessories, but maybe people are noticing it now,” she said.

Shilpa Shetty’s ‘Last 10 Days Were Difficult’ as Entire Family Tested Positive for COVID-19

Mumbai: Bollywood actor Shilpa Shetty and her entire family including children Samisha, Viaan tested positive for COVID-19. The actor in a long post revealed that the last 10 days were difficult for them as everyone, including Raj, his parents, households were infected with COVID. “The last 10 days have been difficult for us as a family. My parents-in-law tested positive for COVID-19, followed by Samisha, Viaan-Raj, my Mom, and lastly, Raj. They have all been in isolation in their rooms at home as per the official guidelines and have been following the doctor’s advice,” Shilpa Shetty wrote in her post.

Shilpa further mentioned that her staff is being treated with a medical facility. “Two of our in-house staff members have also tested positive and they are being treated at a medical facility. By God’s grace, everyone is on the road to recovery”, wrote the actor on social media.

Shilpa Shetty is now negative and thanks BMC for the help. “My tests came back negative,” Shilpa Shetty added, thanking the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation or BMC for their help. She ended with a reminder to “mask up, sanitise, stay safe; and whether COVID positive or not, still stay positive mentally”, Shilpa concluded.

Here’s a look at Shilpa Shetty’s post:

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A few days ago, Shilpa Shetty shared a mantra to tackle pandemic stress. “Overthinking will destroy your happiness and your mood. It’ll make everything worse than it actually is. Take a deep breath, exhale and have faith. What’s meant to be will be”, said the actor.

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We wish everyone in the family a speedy recovery.

Khatron Ke Khiladi 11: Divyanka Tripathi-Vivek Dahiya Share Mushy Posts on Living Apart

Mumbai: Actor Divyanka Tripathi left for Cape Town on Friday morning and her husband Vivek Dahiya came to see her off at the airport. As soon as the actor left, her husband took to social media to express just how much has he already started missing his wife. Divyanka, too, wrote how she would be missing waking up next to a cute face in the coming days.

Vivek, who married Divyanka in a traditional wedding ceremony in 2016, dropped a romantic couple picture on Instagram and mentioned that he will be coming back to an empty house with Divyanka leaving for Cape Town and that’s going to be really heartbreaking. “Ever since, I was dreading tonight when I would have to see you off at the airport and return to an empty house (which is home only when you’re around); where every tiny thing would reminds me of you, (sic)” he wrote.

Vivek added how both he and his wife are confident about her journey in Khatron Ke Khiladi 11 because it’s going to be a fun show with a lot of adventurous experiences. The actor boosted the confidence of his wife by writing: “Live it up my lady, you’re made for this. Conquer your fears and bask in the glory of your victory. Until then I’m going to sleep on your side of the bed :)” (sic)

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An emotional Divyanka replied in the comments of the post by asking her dear husband to take care of himself until she comes back. She described the scenes at the airport and how she will be missing all the moments spent with Vivek. Divyanka’s comment read, “You know what, it’s terrible that you are alone at home and I am still in Mumbai waiting to board a delayed flight thinking I could have spent few more hours with you. I’ll try to make you proud love. Missing you sitting here….imagining your cute sleeping face. Khayal rakho aap🧿” (sic)

In a separate post, the Yeh Hai Mohabbatein star wrote heartfelt poetry for Vivek. She shared a few photos of herself posing with her husband. Check out the post here:

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Several other prominent names from television have come together to participate in the latest season of Khatron Ke Khiladi. Abhinav Shukla, Rahul Vaidya, Nikki Tamboli, Varun Sood, Shweta Tiwari, Arjun Bijlani, Sana Makbul, Sourabh Raaj Jain, and Vishal Aditya Singh are other names who will be seen in the Rohit Shetty-hosted adventure show.

Varun Sood-Divya Agarwal Kiss Through Their Masks As He Leaves For Khatron Ke Khiladi – Watch

New Delhi: Khatro Ke Khiladi Season 11 contestants left for Cape Town on the night of May 6. These celebrities were spotted at their airport while they were leaving for the reality stunt show. A number of contestants were accompanied by their loved ones at the airport. Varun Sood was spotted with his girlfriend Divya Agarwal.

While Divya came to see off Varun, what is winning hearts on the internet is their kiss through their mask. The duo posed for the paparazzi and was seen hugging each other. They were also seen kissing through their masks as Varun left for Cape Town. The video was shared by a paparazzo on social media and is now going viral. Splitsvilla 13 host Rannvijay Singha took to the comments section and wrote, “U two are tooooo cute.” Even Varun Sood dropped a red heart emoji on the post.

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Recently, in an interview, Varun opened about his plans of marrying Divya and said, “Divya and I are very young. We have recently started working and marriage is a huge step. It’s not as easy as walking in a park. A lot of things have to be planned before the big step. Actually, we are mentally ready for marriage but there are other factors that we aren’t prepared for yet and I hope in the next few years we get ready for that too.”

Meanwhile, Varun had also earlier revealed that he and Divya have been offered Bigg Boss multiple times. He said, “Divya and I have been offered the show together and individually also but we have always denied the offer in these last 3 years. It’s such a difficult show that I don’t think we will be able to do it together also. In Bigg Boss, you are staying inside a house for close to six months and you meet different characters there and there are times when you don’t get along. If Divya and I agree to do the show also, we will have to stay with people who we don’t get along well with and it gets very messy and difficult.”

Varun and Divya are in a relationship for almost three years now.

Complaint Against Kangana Ranaut by TMC’s Dr. Riju Dutta For Allegedly Spreading Hatred

West Bengal: Bollywood actor Kangana Ranaut is not stopping. After posting incendiary tweets on the alleged political violence in West Bengal after election results were announced, the actor had blamed the Mamata Banerjee-led Trinamool Congress (TMC) for violence in the state and also urged the BJP to impose Presidential rule in West Bengal. After her tweets, Kangana’s Twitter account was suspended, and then she started posting on Instagram against TMC. Now, TMC’s Dr. Riju Dutta has filed a complaint against Kangana Ranaut for allegedly spreading ‘hate propaganda to incite communal violence in Bengal via her Instagram account.

Dr. Riju Dutta, TMC spokesperson and a resident of Raja Mahindra road in Kolkata, went forward to lodge a FIR against Kangana. The complaint read: “Kangana Ranaut has posted several posts from her verified official Instagram handle bearing @kanganaranaut in the ‘Stories’ sections. She has also distorted and maligned the image of the Hon’ble Chief Minister of West Bengal – Smt. Mamata Banerjee. Hence she is to be charged against hate propaganda to incite violence in West Bengal.”

The complaint was filed yesterday which has now been converted into an FIR. Check out:

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Kangana had violated Twitter rules by posting some derogatory remarks against West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee. She not only compared her to Ravana, but also called her blood-thirsty demon Tadka.

Chhatriwaali: Rakul Preet Singh Becomes a ‘Condom Tester’ in Her Next Film, Deets Inside

Mumbai: Actor Rakul Preet Singh will soon be seen in the role of a condom tester in her next yet-to-be-titled film being produced under Ronnie Screwvala’s RSVP movies. The actor has signed her first solo female-centric project and it’s indeed a quirky one. After playing the romantic lead in Ayushmann Khurrana starrer Doctor G, Rakul has decided to take the socio-entertainer route to stardom. The film is being directed by Tejas Deoskar.

Tejas shared in a statement that the film is a social family entertainer “which aims at destigmatising the use of condoms.” He said, “Our film is a social family entertainer, The film will be a bold but humorous take on the same, much like Dream Girl, for this one, I always believed Rakul was best suited for the character. She brings freshness to every role that she portrays and with a sensitive, thought-provoking subject like this, she was our first choice.”

He further revealed that as soon as Rakul heard the narration, she jumped on board. The announcement explains that a condom tester is a ‘Quality Control Executive’ hired by condom brands before their product hits the market.

The film is planned to be called Chhatriwaali and is being ideated as a direct to OTT release, much like RSVP’s Dhamaka. Before the film landed in Rakul’s lap, it was reportedly offered to Sara Ali Khan and Ananya Panday who allegedly declined the role. While Sara refused the film after the narration, Ananya and her team felt that the concept and the role were too bold for her.

The shoot will begin filming in the upcoming months. On the work front, Rakul is awaiting the release of Sardar Ka Grandson where she is paired alongside Arjun Kapoor and Neena Gupta. Her upcoming Hindi releases include Attack, Mayday and Thank You.

— Written by Apoorva Girdhar

Dostana 2: Is Kartik Aaryan’s Exit Outcome of His Fallout With Janhvi Kapoor?

Mumbai: Rumours are rife about Kartik Aaryan and Janhvi Kapoor’s alleged fallout being the reason behind his ouster from Dostana 2. It is being said that the reason behind the replacement of the lead actor is because of his ugly fallout with co-actor Jahanvi Kapoor. The film originally starred Kartik Aaryan, Janhvi Kapoor, and debutant actor Laksh Lalwani. However, in an official statement last month, Dharma Productions announced that they were ‘recasting’ the film.

While many reports suggested that Kartik’s dates to other projects triggered Karan Johar to make the ultimate decision, the newest buzz suggests that KJo actually had to choose between Kartik and Janhvi and he of course chose the latter. A report published in Times Of India mentions that Kartik Aaryan and Janhvi Kapoor witnessed a downfall in their friendship in January this year that led to the Dhadak-star cutting all the ties with her co-star. All of it reportedly affected Kartik so much that he went to director Collin D’Cunha one day and suggested that the film should be shelved.

The report further says that Kartik was deeply affected by his sudden rift with Janhvi that prompted him to walk up to his director Collin D’Cunha to tell him to scrap the film. Janhvi and Kartik were reportedly not on talking terms during this time. He reportedly asked the makers to oust Janhvi from the film and in exchange, was ready to adjust his fees for Dostana 2.

Karan felt that he had to take a call; he decided that he had to do something drastic as the situation was getting out of hand. After a certain amount of deliberation, he came to the decision that he should drop Kartik from the film rather than drag the problem. Replacing Kartik meant a reshoot of 60 per cent of the film and a hike in the film’s budget but Karan went ahead with it.

Several names are being whispered in the tinsel town as to who will replace Kartik – Akshay Kumar, Varun Dhawan, Sidharth Malhotra, Rajkummar Rao and Siddhant Chaturvedi. It will now be interesting to see if it will indeed be someone from this lot or some surprise waiting at the post.

There are no permanent enemies and friends in Bollywood and hence, who knows, Kartik, Janhvi and Karan might work together after a few years. Watch out this space for all the updates on Dostana 2!

— Written by Apoorva Girdhar

Anupamaa Loses Top Spot on TRP List, is ‘Bechari’ Track The Reason? | Opinion

Anupamaa loses top spot on TRP: One must agree that if there is something that unites Indians other than food, then it is television. In March this year, my cousins came over for dinner and while we enjoyed our meals, we discussed several things from politics to old school days and what not! But as the Big Ben struck 10, one of my cousins said in dismay, ‘Yaar aaj Anupamaa miss ho jaaega!’ (I will have to miss Anupamaa today). It came as a surprise to me because this particular cousin never used to watch television. ‘This is the only show I watch and I like,’ he added.

Since the beginning of Star Plus’ Anupamaa, I have observed that whether it is the old man living next door or an office colleague, everyone liked watching this show at 10 PM weeknights. Last time I saw such admiration for any television show was when Balika Vadhu used to air.

Anupamaa depicts the life of a housewife – Anupama – whose husband, Vanraj wants to divorce her to marry his girlfriend Kavya. For weeks, the show ruled the TRP chart, maintaining its position at number one. Even when more than half of its cast was tested positive for the coronavirus, the makers managed to glue the audience. However, this week, the show dropped from the number 1 position to number 3. That’s sudden and shocking! But what lead to this sudden drop?

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One thing that distinguished Anupamaa from any other daily soap was the fact that even with the constraints of an unhappy married life, the makers did not present Anupamaa as a lachaar and bechari housewife. She is a housewife who is courageous, ready to move on, and will never accept back a man in her life who cheated on her for years. She isn’t like other bahus who will cry for her suhaag and plead for her husband to return. That’s what made Anupamaa different. Her boldness lied in the dialogue when she said, ”Tesu ke papa aab mere kashti mein sawaar nahi ho sakte.”

However, in the recent episodes, the makers of the show seem to have taken inspiration from other regular daily soaps with a similar storyline. Vanraj now wants to come back to Anupamaa and their divorce is getting delayed. Kavya, on the other hand, is now one of those vamps who is repeatedly playing tactics to separate Vanraj and Anupamaa. Overall, the show is becoming a love triangle with no new creativity. This is not just annoying but is also making the show slow with literally no progress in the story. Moreover, Anupamaa’s tumour track and the introduction of Apoorva Agnihotri in the show as Anupamaa’s past lover has also failed to impress fans. It is rather working against the ‘USP’ of the show – divorce and Anupamaa’s life ahead.

Vanraj’s decision of being with his wife to ‘support’ her during illness makes the audience go back to the times when the daily soaps were all about women needing their husband to live a ‘complete’ life. The man who couldn’t be with his wife in health wants to be with her in sickness because well… she can’t manage to take care of herself on her own. The current narrative in Anupamaa has circled back to make the protagonist look all bechari which is something that differentiated her from the rest of the bahus on TV in the first place. She was strong, confident, a warrior, her own decision maker and now, she is seen living at the mercy of two men – her husband who just cheated on her, and the ex-lover who just gave his two cents to the husband to be with his wife instead of the girlfriend.

It will be interesting to see if the makers of the show speed up the storyline to gain back the audience. Or else, we fear Anupamaa going down the same road as that of other daily soaps.

Meanwhile, Anupamaa has been replaced by Gumm Hai Kisikey Pyaar Mein on the top spot followed by Imli. 

Sonu Sood For PM? Vir Das’ Idea Gets Janta’s Approval on Twitter

With the incredible social work that actor Sonu Sood is doing in these pandemic times, anyone in the country would love to vote for him in a leadership position someday. Well, seems like the idea has already been germinated and is being endorsed widely among the masses. It started when a Twitter user told comedian Vir Das that he should be the next Prime Minister of India but he replied by saying that it should be Sonu Sood instead. Many Twitter users came to agree with Vir and started writing about how amazing it would be if we have Sonu as the leader of the nation.

“@thevirdas for prime minister 2024,” wrote a fan. Vir replied by tweeting, “Wrong number. Dial Sonu Sood” and this got a nod from many Twitter users.

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One Twitter user wrote, “This is a very interesting point, why can’t we all have Sonu Sood as our next Prime Minister? I think he will serve the post the best. The way he has reached out to every corner of the country. Let’s do something about this” (sic), another user wrote, “What are the odds of a good person becoming a successful politician?” (sic). Many others left comments like ‘good idea’, ‘right answer’ while supporting Vir’s thought. A few users suggested having Sonu Sood as the leader and Vir Das in opposition so that there’s a balance of healthy politics.

People’s love for Sonu today knows no bounds. He has been constantly helping everyone over the last year to survive the pandemic. His goal that started with sending the migrant workers home during lockdown last year has turned into a wide initiative that includes helping those fighting with COVID, providing plasma, hospital beds, oxygen cylinders to people around the country. The actor’s contribution during these times when the health sector has totally crumbled is the greatest and has provided immense hope and relief to the common man.

Not a bad idea for 2024… what do you think?