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The high court observed that WhatsApp chats between Kohli and drug peddlers needed to be investigated. It also said there was a chance of the evidence being tampered with.

The Bombay high court on Monday rejected actor Armaan Kohli’s bail application in a drugs-related case. The actor had moved the high court after a special court had rejected his bail application citing prima facie evidence of trafficking and purchase of drugs against Kohli.

Kohli pleaded the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) did not have any incriminating evidence against him. He said the observations of the special court were merely based on general allegations against him. Kohli maintained there were no financial transactions between him and the alleged drug peddlers.

The high court observed that WhatsApp chats between Kohli and the peddlers needed to be investigated. It added there was a chance of the evidence being tampered with while rejecting the bail application.

The bail pleas of Kohli’s co-accused Kareem Dhanani and Imran Ansari were allowed.

Kohli’s lawyer Vinod Chate pleaded his client is innocent and has been falsely implicated. He added there was no prima facie and admissible evidence against him.

The NCB opposed the bail application citing the special court’s observation that Kohli failed to justify the presence of the 1.2 gm of cocaine seized from his house. The special court also cited chats and videos recovered from Kohli’s phone and added they point to illicit trafficking. Source : ht

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According to the ED chargesheet, Leena Maria Paul, who is an actor, is a master con woman and strategist and the brain behind the schemes "devised to launder the proceeds of the crime", news agency ANI reported.

The Rs200 crore money laundering which was conducted from a barrack of Rohini jail with the aid of jail staff had a crucial exponent, Sukesh Chandrashekhar's wife Leena Maria Paul, the Enforcement Directorate has revealed. According to the ED chargesheet, Leena Maria Paul, who is an actor, is a master con woman and strategist and the brain behind the schemes "devised to launder the proceeds of the crime", news agency ANI reported.

The case dates back to September when the Delhi Police arrested Sukesh Chandrashekhar and Leena in the Rs200 crore money laundering case. But the investigation into the case has yielded sensational details, starting from the don's modus operandi of impersonating government officials and teh alleged connection to many Bollywood personalities, including Jacqueline Fernandez, Nora Fatehi etc. Sukesh and Leena have dozens of luxury cars, a sea-facing bungalow in Chennai which all have been seized by the ED.

In connection with the case, Sukesh was arrested first and as soon as the news reached his wife, she deleted all evidence, the ED said. Leena pretends that she has no role in anything at all while ED says co-accused in the case Arun Muthu, Anand Moorthy and Jagdish have stated "specific instances of her threatening them".

5 things to know about actor Leena Maria Paul

1. Leena Maria Paul is a Malayali actor who was seen in the role of a Tamil rebel in Shoojit Sircar's Madras Cafe.

2. Her modelling-acting career began in 2009 and she featured in movies like Husbands in Goa, Cobra, Biriyani etc.

3. According to reports, Sukesh and Leena Maria Paul began dating in 2010 and Sukesh told her he belonged to a political family.

4. This is not the first case in which the husband and the wife have been arrested together, In 2013, they were arrested for allegedly duping a Chennai bank of Rs19 crore. After this case, they relocated to Goregaon and were arrested in another cheating case of Rs10 crore.

5. In 2018, two persons allegedly hired by underworld don Ravi Pujari had fired bullets at a luxury nail salon in Panampilly Nagar in Kochi, owned by the actor.

Enforcement Directorate believes Leena was not only a beneficiary of the proceeds of Sukesh's latest crime in which he took money from the wife of a former promoter of Religare Enterprises Shivinder Mohan Singh, but also is the key to locate the money. ED is now probing whether the money has been invested abroad. Source : ht

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Vice-President M Venkaiah Naidu on Monday called upon Indian filmmakers to avoid depicting “gross vulgarity and obscenity” in their films. He made the remarks at the 67th National Film Awards ceremony.

Vice-President M Venkaiah Naidu on Monday called upon filmmakers to avoid depicting violence, “gross vulgarity and obscenity” in films. Speaking at the 67th National Film Awards ceremony, he said “a film should be a vehicle with a higher purpose - a carrier of social, moral and ethical message”.

M Venkaiah Naidu said films must refrain from “highlighting violence” and should “voice society’s disapproval of social evils”.

He added that a good film should have the power to touch hearts and minds, and urged filmmakers and artists to use the medium for the betterment of society and nation.

“Apart from entertainment, cinema also has the power to provide enlightenment,” he said. M Venkaiah Naidu added that “cinema should usher in positivity and happiness and not be restricted to plain entertainment”.

The vice-president advised the film industry to not do anything that “weakens the great culture, traditions, values and ethos of our grand civilisation”.

M Venkaiah Naidu spoke about India’s soft power as the largest producer of films in the world, adding that Indian films are watched across the world. “Films are among our foremost cultural exports and serve as a key link in connecting the global Indian community to the rhythms of life back home,” he said.

India’s vice-president added that since films made in the country have a viewership worldwide, they should portray “Indianness”’ and need to be ambassadors of cultural diplomacy. Source : ht

 

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Sonu Sood on pandemic: I think people still take Covid lightly

Written by Saturday, 16 September 2017 12:09

On the personal front, Sonu Sood has been tagged as the messiah who helped millions across the country, and Indians stuck abroad, amid the pandemic.

On the personal front, Sonu Sood has been tagged as the messiah who helped millions across the country, and Indians stuck abroad, amid the pandemic. And on the professional front too, the actor is busy again, shooting “day and night”.

Sood has already completed shooting for his role in Prithviraj, which stars Akshay Kumar. “I’ve done by bit of the sooting and even finished the dubbing. The film comes out early next year,” he continues, “There are two-three more projects in the pipeline, announcements for which are going to happen. They are all very nice.”

However, amid all good things happening on work front, the one thing that bothers Sood is that despite so much awareness being created around Covid-19, many are yet to realise the gravity of the situation. And this is something, he realised when he stepped out to work.

“I think people still take Covid lightly. I’ve seen many without masks... you shouldn’t do that. The whole country needs to get vaccinated, so yes, we need to be on our toes and make sure not only our safety, but also the safety of our family and loved ones. It’s very important to take those measures,” urges the Dabangg (2010) and Happy New Year (2014) actor.

While the film industry is gradually getting back on its feet with many pending projects finally heading for a theatrical release, the most impacted sector was the daily wage workers including technicians and junior artistes. Sood, along with his other initiatives, also came forward to help these people.

“We’ve already organised free ration drives for daily wage workers. It doesn’t matter who you are, a spot boy, lightman or bus driver... anyone who needs rations can be there. It was there for the past 16 months. Everyone should come forward, and make sure whether there’s Covid or not, it should be there for everyone. It’s a very small thing and we can make that happen,” Sood ends. Source : ht

 

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Abhishek Bachchan To Appear On KBC For Noble Cause

Written by Friday, 15 September 2017 06:00

Mumbai: Actor Abhishek Bachchan will be seen as a special guest on his father and megastar Amitabh Bachchan's show Kaun Banega Crorepati 9 to promote the social work done by Goonj Foundation.

Abhishek, along with founder of Goonj Foundation Anshu Gupta, will be seen on the Friday Special episode "Nai Chah Nai Rah".

"I'm a great admirer of the work done by Mr Anshu and his team towards the development of the villages across the nation. After listening to his story of dedication on 'KBC', many will be inspired and should come forward to support the cause. It was a pleasure to share the stage of KBC with him and help him in his endeavour," Abhishek said in a statement.

Kaun Banega Crorepati 9 is aired on Sony Entertainment Television.

 

 

 

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I do some films for bill, some for dil: Adil Hussain

Written by Thursday, 14 September 2017 06:14

Adil Hussain’s next stage project will be a one-man act narrating the gist of the Bhagavad Gita. He will play both Krishna and Arjuna in it.

This year Adil Hussain was seen playing a frustrated, overworked son to a father who is desperately seeking salvation in critically-acclaimed Mukti Bhawan.

Next he will be seen in a bunch of smaller roles in Rajinikanth’s much awaited 2.0 and Neeraj Pandey’s Aiyaari and the 54-year-old actor says like any other artiste, he takes up some projects to pay his bills and some to satisfy his inner voice.

Hussain says, “Aiyaari and 2.0 are those small, tiny roles that I’m doing to pay my bills. Films like Mukti Bhawan don’t pay me. So I have to sort of balance it - some for bill, some for dil (heart).”

The actor, who won the National Award (Special Jury Mention) this year for the Shubhashish Bhutiani- directed movie, says after constantly working in films for over eight years, he is in a good headspace right now, ready to devote some time to his first passion -- theatre.

Hussain’s next stage project will be a one-man act narrating the gist of the Bhagavad Gita. He will play both Krishna and Arjuna with casting director Dilip Shankar, with whom the actor has earlier worked in films such as The Reluctant Fundamentalist and Life of Pi. The actor says, “I’m ready to take the plunge. But, hands down, it will be a big shift from being a lazy film actor on the sets to theatre. I’ll have to retrain myself to go back to the medium. But somehow I have managed to make myself comfortable with it. It’s my training that helps me switch on and switch off.”

He has been a sought-after name language films such as Assamese, Bengali, Tamil, Marathi and Malayalam. But it was only in 2012 when he shot for the Bengali film Sunrise that Hussain stopped worrying about being a good actor. “With each role I used to be really stressed till 2012.I felt I had to do good. So my teacher in Puducherry said, ‘I know you’re good but that’s not enough, is it?’ I answered in affirmative and asked him how to go beyond that.”

The actor said being true to the craft rather than being good at it helped him overcome his fear. “Why didn’t I attempt it before? It’s like you’re jumping from the cliff and there are just two possibilities - you die or you fly. So that has been happening since I did a play and the film ‘Sunrise’ - I had no idea. The burden of being good has left my shoulders only recently.”

Hussain will be seen in an intense film, Love, Soniya, which stars Lion child star Sunny Pawar and Freida Pinto. The actor also has Deb Medhekar’s directorial debut Bioscopewala, which is a modern adaptation of Rabindranath Tagore’s Kabuliwala with veteran actor Danny Denzongpa in the title role. “I play Mini’s father in the film. It’s a character inspired by photographer Prabuddha Dasgupta,” he says. Source : HT

 

 

 

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Priyanka Chopra on Tuesday shared a video of a young Syrian refugee who despite living in a Jordanian camp for other displaced families like hers, remains a huge fan of Bollywood films, especially those starring Katrina Kaif.

Priyanka translated the girl’s message, and added, “This is a special shout out to one of India’s biggest movie stars. @katrinakaif this video is just for you, all the way from Za’atari Refugee camp in Jordan.”

“This is Wafaa, one of your biggest fans and her message roughly translated is ‘I love Katrina Kaif a lot and I am one of her fans. I have watched all her movies and never missed one, even if a movie is played more than once I watch it. I love you Katrina and love your beauty,’” she wrote.

Priyanka also said that she’d been told to convey messages of love “to these Massive Indian film superstars, who are favourites at Za’atari... SHAHRUKH KHAN, SALMAN KHAN, AKSHAY KUMAR, KAREENA KAPOOR and ANUSHKA SHARMA.”

Priyanka admitted that listening to what Wafaa had to say “was something I honestly did not expect...but it made my day.”

It left Priyanka with a sense of pride for her job. “Who would think that what we do as entertainers would give people a sense of hope, relief and escape in such dire circumstances,” she wrote.”This post is for all my colleagues in the Entertainment Business around the world... know what we do sometimes has such an (sic) deep impact on people’s lives and goes beyond just the mere entertainment people look at us for.”

Priyanka was visiting Jordan as a UNICEF goodwill ambassador. “I think the world needs to understand that this is not just a Syrian refugee crisis, it’s a humanitarian crisis,” she told AP.

 

 

 

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After months of speculation whether Padmavati will release in 2017, it is now confirmed that Sanjay Leela Bhansali has decided to change the release date of his film starring Deepika Padukone, Ranveer Singh and Shahid Kapoor.

Waiting it out

The shooting of the film was delayed due to protests in Rajasthan, which is why the film is not ready. Even though they have finished shooting a major chunk, there is always a chance that some patchwork is needed. Plus, the post-production will take time, so SLB has decided to not rush it and come on a different date to allow better execution of the film.

Vacation time

Says a source, “SLB had an October 20 deadline, which is impossible to meet now. The workers’ strike took away a few important days. Meanwhile, two of the principal actors — Deepika and Shahid — also had free dates, so they took off on vacations. A lot of the shoot is still left. The major chunk may have been shot, but some big action sequences are still left. Ranveer’s portions as the young Alauddin Khilji, too, remain to be shot.”

An empty slot

Padmavati has now vacated the November 17 release date slot. Says a source, “The makers are planning to release it in February 2018. Apart from Anushka Sharma’s Pari (February 9, 2018), no other big film is slotted for February.”

 

 

 

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Here's how Akshay Kumar is marking his 'Gold'en jubilee

Written by Saturday, 09 September 2017 07:52

 

Akshay Kumar is ringing in his 50th birthday today and to mark his golden jubilee, he treated his fans to a new poster of his upcoming Bollywood movie 'Gold.'

The excited birthday boy took to his Twitter handle and shared the official poster of the film, captioning it as, "Every cloud has a silver lining bt with ur love my clouds got a lining of Gold!As my age #TurnsGold,here's the poster of a film close to my?"

The poster, which depicts an Olympic gold medal with a picture of the 'Rustom' actor on it, has a tagline that reads, "The dream that united a nation."

Mouni Roy, who is also a part of this film, took to her Instagram and also shared this new poster with a caption, "Here's presenting the first poster of Gold. So very Happy to be a part of this dreamteam & here's wishing Akshay Sir the happiest most prosperous journey ahead. Love & regards??#AkshayTurnsGold @akshaykumar"

The biopic, which is based on the life of hockey player Balbir Singh, who was on the team that won the first Olympic medal for India as a free nation in 1948, is all set to hit the theatres on August 15, 2018.

 

 

 

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Ask any actor of some worth. It is not easy to play a known living character. Audiences and the character that you are playing, plus their close associates, judge the performance with scrutinized harshness and normally find it wanting. Not this time. Not Arun Gawli. Not Arjun Rampal, who has shaped into one of Hindi cinema's most dependable actors who does his roles with such smooth efficiency and such noiseless excellence that we are liable to miss the point.

Don't make the mistake of confusing Arjun's laidback wisdom in portraying the gangster-philanthropist-parliamentarian-convict Arun Gawli as a Devgn-esque laziness. This is a power-packed implosive performance. Rampal plays Gawli as a time bomb waiting to explode. There are no extra toppings, fringe benefits, perks or bonuses to this performance.
 

Rampal plays it straight. Director Ashim Ahluwalia gives the actor no room to stretch out his character's inner world. Fleeting looks and fugitive gestures add up to making Rampal's Gawli one of the most comprehensive projections of guilty gangsterism in recent times.

Comparisons are not called-for. But I can't help compare Rampal's Gawli with Shah Rukh Khan's Raees. The two sagas of Robin Hoods with furious FIRs on their wanted heads, bear many similarities. Except that Shah Ruh could never enter his gangster character's world.

Arjun goes right in. He is the only recognizable face (provided his physical and emotional transformation leaves any room for recognition) in the vast cast of what I suspect to be several real-life anti-socials. Cannily, the director builds the quirks around killings and feuds of criminal clans through actors who surrender to their characters with a brutal velocity.

Watch out for Rajesh Shringapure as Gawli's accomplice Rama and Farhan Akhtar playing Dawood as so cool, you may confuse the jungle for the greenery. There is a brilliant conniving female character Rani (played with smouldering slyness by Shruti Bapna) who uses sex as an ATM machine. Rani tells part of Gawli's stories. Other people associated with his life tell the rest.

The editors piece together the saga with layered urgency. This is not an easy story to tell or for us to comprehend. There is no room here for any actor, least of all Rampal, to strut with guns and appear even remotely macho. If you are looking for a stylish take on gangsterism, look elsewhere.

Besides its technical excellence, the biggest achievement of Daddy is its portrayal of violence as swift, repugnant and utterly ugly. The shootouts and here I would like to commend action director Shyam Kaushal, are brutal, terse and to the point. The killers do their business with swift professionalism leaving no room for self-congratulatory paeans to violence that Tarantino, Coppola and nearer home, Mukul Anand and Mani Ratnam have specialized in.

In one notably savage attack, a petty gangster infiltrates a jail cell and pounds an inmate to a pulp after shooting him. What we see is the gut-churning fury of violence in all the graphic sequences of gangrenous gang wars where we hear every bone crunch with the wince-inducing impact of a blow delivered in our popcorn-munching faces.

For me, the real hero of Daddy, besides Rampal (and some, not all, of his co-actors) is the sound editor Sangik Basu followed by the cinematographer Jessica Lee Agne aided by Pankaj Kumar who bring to the frames a sinking feeling of an unwashed blood-soaked doom.

 

 

 

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