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Salman Khan and Sajid Nadiadwala’s Kabhi Eid Kabhi Diwali to be renamed as Bhaijaan?

“Sajid Nadiadwala feels that it’s only Salman Khan who can carry the title Bhaijaan and hence, has registered it as one of the probable names for Kabhi Eid Kabhi Diwali. He feels the title will also do justice to the subject of the film, and has been discussing the idea of changing the title to Bhaijaan with Salman for a while now,” a source told

While Pooja Hegde is the female lead, Salman’s in-house talent, Aayush Sharma and Zaheer Iqbal too play a key role in this story (Bollywood Hungama will bring an exclusive scoop on their character sketch soon). The film will go on floors once Salman wraps up Tiger 3. While Sajid has made up his mind to change the title, Salman still feels that the team should go ahead with Kabhi Eid Kabhi Diwali.

“Sajid is considering a title change to avoid hurting any religious sentiments. However, Salman is of the opinion that the film is made with right intentions and has heart at the right place. It fits well into his ideology of being human, and feels, if both Eid and Diwali can coexist in the Indian society, the same can be a part of the title too. His idea is to celebrate unity in diversity in a comic way with Kabhi Eid Kabhi Diwali, and doesn’t want to shift the focus on an individual, that is, his lead character,” the source further told

Kabhi Eid Kabhi Diwali tells the story of a family that believes in the oneness of God. Apparently the source for the plot is Salman Khan’s own family. “His father is Muslim. His mother is Hindu. Helen Aunty is a Catholic. Salman’s family is a living example of communal amity. The film’s plot will be similar. It will portray the ups and downs in a family which celebrates both Eid and Diwali with equal fervour. It will be Salman’s homage to the enduring spirit of oneness and brotherhood, a counterpoint to the currently vitiated atmosphere in the country. Kabhi Eid Kabhi Diwali will take the cinematic experience back to the days of films like Yash Chopra’s Dharmputra and Dhool Ka Phool. It addresses the issue of Hindu-Muslim amity” says the source.

At the moment, both titles are registered with producer, Sajid Nadiadwala and a final call on the change of title will be taken within a month before Salman begins his work on foreign leg of Tiger 3.

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Sunny Leone and PETA India donate 10,000 vegan meals to Delhi migrant workers

As COVID-19 has caused many migrant workers to face a loss of income, food shortages, and uncertainty about the future, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) India has teamed up with actor Sunny Leone to feed 10,000 migrant workers in Delhi through the Uday Foundation.

“I’m delighted to join hands with PETA India again – this time, to get protein-packed vegan meals to thousands in need,” says Leone. “We are facing a crisis, but together, with compassion and solidarity, we will come out ahead.” The meals consist of daal and rice or khichdi and often fruit. One cup of boiled lentils contains 17.9 grams of protein. A chicken egg contains only 6 grams.

Vegan eating can help prevent conditions like heart disease, diabetes, and other ailments that increase the risk of death from COVID-19. The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, the largest organisation of food and nutrition professionals, states, “Vegetarians and vegans are at reduced risk of certain health conditions, including ischemic heart disease, type 2 diabetes, hypertension, certain types of cancer, and obesity.”

The distribution of vegan meals is also timely as the current pandemic is largely believed to have stemmed from a live-animal meat market. Similarly, SARS, bird flu, swine flu, Ebola, HIV, and numerous other diseases are believed to have spread to humans from animals at live-animal markets, on factory farms, or during slaughter.

Leone was named PETA India’s Person of the Year in 2016 and previously starred in the organisation’s campaigns in support of vegan fashion, vegetarian eating, and dog and cat adoption and sterilisation. She made her Bollywood debut in the 2012 erotic thriller Jism 2 and will soon be seen in Shero and Anamika.

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Dharma Productions joins hands with Yuvaa to amplify resources amid second wave of COVID-19

India is facing the worst of COVID-19. The second wave has left the country in shambles as lakhs of positive cases are being recorded. Celebrities from different mediums are working in helping people in any way possible. Actors Sonu Sood and Bhumi Pednekar, who recently recovered from COVID-19, are amplifying resources. Now, Dharma Productions has joined hands with Yuvaa to work with volunteers in order to amplify the resources amid COVID-19.

In a statement, Dharma Productions said, “We are joining hands with Yuvaa to amplify their efforts in helping the community with resources and guidance to endure this turbulent time. As the country has been significantly impacted by COVID-l9, we will be using every Dharma Productions platform to help with several areas where people can consume verified information and receive resources pertaining to vaccination processes and mental health. In these testing times, we are dedicated to play any part to help our community, our people – our family. We will go and grow through this, together. Stay safe, stay home.”

Recently, Alia Bhatt joined hands with journalist Faye D’Souza to help people with resources.

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Harshvardhan Rane secures oxygen concentrators after selling bike; sends 3 concentrators to Hyderabad

As India continues to battle the second wave of COVID-19 pandemic which has been claiming thousands of lives each day, many citizens have been coming forward to help others. Actor Harshvardhan Rane had recently announced on Instagram that he is planning to trade his motorcycle for oxygen concentrators. He had shared a picture of him on his bike making the announcement.

Now, a few days after announcing his decision to sell his bike, the actor revealed that he has managed to arrange for oxygen concentrators through the sale. “Thank you for your swift help and prompt offers on Instagram, 3 oxygen concentrators have reached Hyderabad. Few more expected soon.” Thanking his social media followers, the actor added, “I wouldn’t have been able to do this without Instagram and your quick support!,” Harshvardhan shared.

On the work front, Harshvardhan Rane wrapped the shoot of Kun Faya Kun with Sanjeeda Shaikh earlier this year. Directed by Kushan Nandy, the movie was extensively shot in Mahabaleshwar, Wai, and Panchgani in Maharashtra with all COVID-19 safety protocols.

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Anupam Kher bags best actor award at New York City International Film Festival for his short film Happy Birthday

After winning the hearts of critics worldwide from his acting, global star Anupam Kher won the Best Actor award and Best Short Film for Happy Birthday at New York City International Film Festival (NYCIFF) USA. The movie portrays numerous feelings of  the actor and his attachment to one thing he loves. Happy Birthday has been one of the most highly anticipated short film of the year, starring veteran actor Anupam Kher, Aahana Kumra and directed by the very talented Prasad Kadam, produced by FNP Media. The last time both actors shared the screen in the critically acclaimed The Accidental Prime Minister movie.

Talking a little about this win, Anupam Kher says “Thank you New York City International Film Festival (NYCIFF) for this great honour. It’s humbling to be declare the Best Actor in this film festival. The credit goes to the whole team of Happy Birthday and my co-actor Aahana Kumra, thanks to the director Prasad Kadam, story writer, production team and everybody.”

Says Girish Johar, Co Producer, “Its really overwhelming to receive these appreciations & acknowledgement of our hard work, not only from our country but from overseas too. Prasad is an extremely talented Director, who is fully hands on & knows inside out what to get from his team. He know his craft fully & is name to reckon with. He has done wonders & will go places. Anupam Sir, is a global icon, the more we say, it always falls short. He is pure GENIUS. Ahaana too did exceptionally well. So excited for receiving this honour with the well knitted Happy Birthday team.”

FNP Media is extremely delighted to collaborate with such brilliant casts and are keen to see the audience support/response. FNP Media also has many upcoming plans to experiment with its offerings. Meanwhile, director Prasad Kadam and FNP Media are coming together for their second collaboration as well post ‘Chuha Billi’ and the film is scheduled to release in 2021.

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World Television premiere of Varun Dhawan and Sara Ali Khan starrer Coolie No. 1 garners 10.3 mil. viewership

David Dhawan’s Coolie No.1 starring Varun Dhawan and Sara Ali Khan in the lead had its world premiere on Amazon Prime Video in December 2020. The film was aired on satellite television on April 25 on Zee Cinema and has garnered over 10.3 million viewers. The David Dhawan directorial has successfully rebooted the 1995 cult hit of the same name which starred Govinda and Karisma and thespians like Kader Khan and Sadashiv Amrapurkar.

Coolie No. 1 had also scored well on OTT and followed a similar pattern of viewership when it came to satellite audiences. Owing to the pandemic, Coolie No. 1 had to skip its theatrical release and premiered on OTT. Barring Akshay Kumar starrer Laxmii, Coolie No. 1 recorded the best numbers for OTT premieres.

The satellite numbers of Coolie No.1 are around 60% better than the last release of Varun Dhawan- Street Dancer 3D – which had a fair performance on satellite. Coolie No.1 is also among the top 5 premieres on television since the pandemic hit the country in March 2020. Laxmii, War, Tanhaji:The Unsung Warrior, and Baaghi 3 are the four films ahead of Coolie No. 1 when it comes to satellite viewership.

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Prabhas, Kriti Sanon starrer Adipurush to be shot in Hyderabad?

Om Raut’s upcoming directorial Adipurush is quite the talked-about project that brings together Kriti Sanon, Saif Ali Khan, and Prabhas for the first time. The team has already shot for 60 days in Mumbai’s Film City and were to continue their next schedule after a few weeks off from their last schedule that ended in March. With the lockdown being imposed again, the team has no other option but to hold on their plans of work. Adipurush’s team has to complete another 90 days-worth of work on set but it looks difficult with the lockdown in Maharashtra.

The team has apparently decided to move to Hyderabad along with their crew where they will be shooting indoors majorly and will follow strict protocols regarding the safety of the crew. While it is not confirmed the film’s shoot being conducted in Hyderabad, a spokesperson did mention that they will be looking for safer options to continue their work in peace. The shoots will mostly be indoor since Om Raut’s projects usually have high-octane VFX.

The film will have Prabhas and Kriti Sanon playing the role of Ram and Sita respectively, with Saif Ali Khan being the antagonist as Lankesh.

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Comedian Sugandha Mishra booked for flouting COVID-19 rules during her wedding

Comedian Sugandha Mishra and Sanket Bhonsale tied the knot in the last week of April this year and the couple had posted a lot of aesthetic quintessential pictures from their wedding. Both Sanket and Sugandha have been an integral part of Indian comedy and their content is highly lauded by their followers and fans on social media. However, Sugandha seems to have landed in a bit of legal trouble due to the function held from her side of the family in Phagwara, Punjab.

In a video that was posted by them, a large gathering is seen at the wedding ceremony held by the bridegroom’s family at a resort in Phagwara. Given that the COVId-19 rules have clearly been violated in the video, a police complaint has been filed against Sugandha under Section 188 of the Indian Penal Code pertaining to disobedience to order duly promulgated by public servant and relevant sections of the Disaster Management Act. However, a police official said that there have been no arrests made so far in terms of the complaint.

Sugandha has not responded to the reports yet.

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Anushka Sharma and Virat Kohli aim to raise Rs. 7 crores for COVID relief in India; donate Rs. 2 crores in a fundraiser

India is currently battling the second wave of COVID-19 and people have been coming forward to do their bit to tackle the crisis. Indian Cricket Team Captain Virat Kohli and Bollywood superstar Anushka Sharma are aiming to raise Rs. 7 crores for COVID relief in India. They are kickstarting a fundraising campaign #InThisTogether on the crowd-funding platform Ketto and are putting Rs. 2 crores for this initiative.

#InThisTogether will run for seven days on Ketto and the proceeds raised will be directed to ACT Grants who is the implementation partner for this campaign. ACT has been extensively working towards providing oxygen, medical manpower, vaccination awareness and telemedicine facilities all through the pandemic and the amount raised by Anushka and Virat will aid their exemplary work.

Anushka says, “India is going through an extremely difficult time and the second wave of the deadly COVID-19 pandemic has pushed our country to a state of crisis. It is time for all of us to come together and do our bit for our fellow countrymen who are in serious need for support. Virat and I have been hugely pained looking at the inexplicable suffering that people are going through and we hope that this fund will aid in our fight against the virus that we are all helplessly witnessing. We are praying for everyone’s safety. We hope that you join us in our prayers to save as many lives as possible because we are all in this together.”

Virat says, “We are going through an unprecedented time in the history of our country and our nation needs all of us to unite and save as many people as possible. Anushka and I have been shocked to see human suffering since last year. We have been working towards helping as many people as possible all through the pandemic and now, India wants our support more than ever. We are starting this fundraiser with the confidence that we will be able to raise substantial funds to aid those in dire need. We are confident that people will come forward to support fellow countrymen in crisis. We are in this together and we shall overcome this.”

Gayatri Yadav, spokesperson ACT Grants says, “ACT Grants powered by India’s start up passion is on a mission to help supply oxygen and support our healthcare system, working with the government to address critical medical needs. Having strong voices like Anushka and Virat help drive fundraising efforts will go a long way towards helping us realise this goal. On behalf of India’s startup ecosystem, ACT Grants is truly grateful to have them join this mission.”

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Rakul Preet Singh’s film with RSVP where she plays a condom tester is titled Chhatriwali

Rakul Preet Singh has finally 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 AK route to stardom. was the first to inform that Rakul has already signed the contract for a project with Ronnie Screwvala’s RSVP and is set to play the role of a executive.

The film, a social comedy, has Rakul playing the role of a condom tester in it. While not much is known about it right now, we can tell you that Marathi filmmaker Tejas Vijay Deoskar who directed Bucket List will be helming the project. While the film had no title till now, we hear the makers have locked the name!

Says a source to Bollywood Hungama, “They plan to call it Chhatriwaali. Yes, the film will be titled so, since Condom is called chhatri in typical local language. Since Rakul plays the role of a condom tester, this film has been given the title. While Sardar and Grandson happen to be Rakul’s debut digital project, it was planned as a theatrical release initially. But Chhatriwaali is being ideated as a direct to OTT release, much like RSVP’s Dhamaka.”

Chhatriwaali is a quirky drama that also aims at destigmatising the use of condoms. Indians still shy while buying condoms or even uttering the word. The film will be a bold but humorous take on the same, much like Dream Girl.

Before the film landed on Rakul’s lap, it was offered to Sara Ali Khan and Ananya Panday who declined the role. While Sara refused the film after the narration, Ananya and her team felt that the concept and the role was too bold for her.