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Prabhas’ fans are not just looking forward to his upcoming films but are equally keen to see him get married soon.

Recent rumours suggested that Prabhas is all set to tie the nuptial knot with megastar Chiranjeevi’s niece Niharika. But if that true?

Well, not at all. Chiranjeevi has reportedly refuted rumours of the marriage and has called them baseless.
Ever since Prabhas made a splash on the silver screen as Baahubali in SS Rajamouli’s two-part visual effects extravaganza, he has become a household name across India.

In the aforementioned film, Prabhas romanced Anushka Shetty and his on-screen chemistry with her made fans go gaga over them. Fans wanted the duo to get married to each other in real-life too. Such was the craze and expectations.

Both the actors have categorically denied being in a relationship but rumours just don’t seem to stop.

On the work front, Prabhas is gearing up for Sujeeth Reddy’s Saaho, a futuristic action film which will mark the Telugu debut of Bollywood actress Shraddha Kapoor.

The film which promises breathtaking action sequences, death-defying stunts and jaw-dropping visual effects is still under production.

Also starring Neil Nitin Mukesh, Jackie Shroff, Chunky Panday and Mandira Bedi, Saaho may release in the first few months of 2019. However, there has been no official announcement regarding the same.

Besides Saaho, Prabhas will do a film with Mohenjo Daro actress Pooja Hegde.

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Katrina Kaif is busy shooting for Aanand L Rai’s Zero, a film also starring Shah Rukh Khan and Anushka Sharma. The gorgeous diva took to her Instagram account to post a picture from the sets of the film Saturday night.

And O boy, she looks dayum pretty.

In the picture, we see Katrina wearing a peach lehenga – choli with zardosi work. A long necklace with green beads, a choker, jhumkas, maang tika and the nath (nose ring) compliment her attire. Going by the pic, it looks likely that there’s a wedding scene in the film, or maybe a scene for a film within the film!

For the unversed, Katrina plays an actress in the film which will see Shah Rukh essaying a dwarf. Zero will bring the Jab Tak Hai Jaan trio back on screen and it would be interesting to see what each of SRK, Katrina and Anushka have in store for us. Katrina also shared another pic from the sets of the film. And it has SRK in the frame.

According to a report in Bollywoodlife.com, Anushka and Katrina will be essaying characters they have never played in the past.“While everyone thinks that only Shah Rukh Khan has a special role in the film with a disability, they will be surprised to know that Anushka and Katrina’s characters also face various challenges. While everyone knows Katrina plays a diva, nobody knows that she is also an alcoholic in the movie. She battles with alcoholism, which affects her life in various ways. Anushka, on the other hand plays a struggling scientist. The makers are trying to keep these details a secret because they don’t want to give out too much information,” Bollywoodlife quoted a source as saying.

However, initial reports suggested that Anushka would be playing the role of a mentally challenged girl. Nonetheless, since the makers are tight-lipped about the plot and the characters in the film, we can only wait to know what they have in store for us.

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As the mystery around Sridevi’s sudden demise last week continued, her husband and film producer has opened up — perhaps for the first time to a friend — about his unscheduled trip to see his wife in Dubai, how they hugged and kissed when he surprised her and how he found her lying in a bathtub full of water without a drop of water spilling out.

Boney has recounted the “detailed account of what exactly transpired on the fateful evening of February 24” to his friend of 30 years, trade analyst Komal Nahta, who has reproduced the conversation in a blog shared on his official Twitter page.

Nahta wrote that Boney told him he pushed open the bathroom door — which had not been locked from inside — at around 8 pm after getting no response to loud calls for and a knock on the door. Earlier, there had been a lot of speculation about the time that Boney had opened the bathroom door.

Nahta told IANS that the conversation happened on Wednesday before Sridevi’s funeral.

It was barely two hours after Boney surprised — his “jaan” and mother of their two daughters Janhvi and Khushi — at Room No. 2201 at Jumeirah Emirates Towers Hotel here, that he faced the shock of her death, writes Nahta.

Nahta likened Boney’s “unscheduled trip to Dubai” to one such outing the producer had planned in Bangalore in 1994 to catch by surprise.

Boney said: “On 24th (February 24) morning, I spoke to her. When she told me, ‘Papa (that’s how she addressed Boney), I’m missing you’, I also told her that I was missing her a lot. But I didn’t tell her that I would be joining her in Dubai in the evening. Janhvi had seconded my idea of going to Dubai because she was scared, her mom, not used to being alone, would misplace her passport or some important document if she was alone.”

According to Boney, there had been only two occasions in the last 24 years when they had not travelled together abroad — when had travelled to New Jersey and Vancouver — for two film appearances.

“Although I didn’t accompany her on those two trips, I made sure that my friend’s wife was with her on both the occasions. The Dubai stay was the first time was alone for two days — 22nd and 23rd — in a foreign land,” he said.

Boney, and Khushi were in Dubai for a family wedding which wrapped up on February 20. While Boney returned to attend an “important meeting” to attend in Lucknow on February 22, continued her stay in Dubai to shop for Janhvi and spent two days “relaxing in her hotel room”.

The producer told Nahta that he booked himself for a 3.30 p.m. flight to Dubai on February 24, and reached the hotel where his wife was staying at around 6.20 p.m. Dubai time.

After reaching the hotel where the couple hugged and kissed, and chatted for around 15 minutes, Boney freshened up and suggested they go on a “romantic dinner”.

Then Sridevi, who as he says, was in “relaxation mode”, went for a bath.

“I went to the living room while went to the master bathroom to bathe and get ready,” Boney was quoted by Nahta as having said.

In the living room, Boney told Nahta that he surfed channels and was watching the South Africa-India cricket match for few minutes followed by the Pakistan Super League cricket match highlights.

After around 15-20 minutes, he was restless as it was around 8 p.m. then and being a Saturday, he felt restaurants would fill up.

Nahta wrote: “Boney’s impatience made him shout out to from the living room itself. After calling out to her twice, Boney lowered the volume of the TV set. Still no reply. He then walked to the bedroom and knocked at the bathroom door and even called out to her. The unsuspecting husband, hearing the tap inside on, then called out ‘Jaan, Jaan’ still louder but got no reply, which was unusual.

“He panicked and opened the door which had not been bolted from inside, nervous but yet not at all prepared for what he was going to see. The tub was full of water and was immersed completely, from head to toe, inside the tub. Devastated, he reached out to her but watching her motionless, he feared the worst.

had drowned! Boney’s world had come crashing down.”

The much-loved actress’ sudden demise raised several questions.

But as Nahta puts it: “Whether she first drowned and then became unconscious, or she first fell asleep or unconscious and then drowned, nobody will, perhaps, ever know. But she probably never got a chance to even struggle for a minute because had she moved her arms and legs in panic while drowning, there would be some water spilling out of the tub. But there wasn’t a drop of water on the floor outside the tub area.

“The mystery will remain unsolved.”

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Karan Johar hosted a thoroughly filmy party for the first birthday of his twins Roohi and Yash yesterday. The guest list for the party, as one would expect a Karan Johar list to be, was one that read like a who’s who of Bollywood. We know Shweta Bachchan Nanda and Sidharth Malhotra showed up in matching ‘Roohi & Yash’ jerseys, as did some other guests. Those who came in civvies included three actresses very closely associated with Karan Johar – in fact, the picture they posed for was the defining moment of the party. And each was dressed as if they were attending completely different events.

The three actresses in question are KJo’s very close friend Kareena Kapoor, star of his film Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham; Rani Mukerji, who appeared in his very first film Kuch Kuch Hota Hai; and Alia Bhatt, who made her debut in the KJo-directed 2012 film Student Of The Year. KJo made Kareena’s baby announcement on Twitter in 2016, was the sole Bollywood guest invited to Rani’s secret Italian wedding to Aditya Chopra in 2014, and Alia is his newest protégé, a ‘baby legend’ as he dubbed her at the launch of Twinkle Khanna’s second book last year.

Rather apt that these three would pose together for the picture of the party – and it’s study in how different personal style can be. While Kareena Kapoor with her no makeup (barring red lipstick) look, wore a grunge-cool outfit: military green jacket with a printed white tee; Rani Mukerji was more casual in a black knit top emblazoned with the stars and stripes, aviator shades in place; Alia, true to her easy millennial style, wore a pretty pink dress with a matching kimono style jacket on top.
Not only did they seem like they were attending completely different events, but they also looked like they were headed to different climate zones altogether. Alia seemed to be perfectly dressed for spring, Kareena autumn and Rani definitely winter. We wonder what the weather at this party really was like – and let’s not forget it was held in balmy Mumbai where even autumn is a matter of wishful thinking rather than an actual atmospheric change.

We were able to get a better look at Alia’s outfit thanks to her stylist Sanjay Kumar Dauhaliya. Alia’s pretty pink outfit was from Nakita Singh’s clothing line.

Other guests at the birthday party included Mira Kapoor with her daughter Misha, Soha Ali Khan, Karisma Kapoor, and Shah Rukh Khan with his son AbRam.

Many celebrities also wished Karan Johar’s twins on social media. Here are Shweta, Sidharth and Kajal Anand in those matching jerseys:

 

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