Bigg Boss 14’s Sara Gurpal on Her ‘Abusive’ Marriage with Tushar Kumar: Have Been Through Hell

Sara Gurpal, who became the first evicted contestant of Bigg Boss 14 stressed that her marriage with Punjabi singer Tushar Kumar was abusive and he is the least important person in her life.

Punjabi singer Sara Gurpal, who became the first evicted contestant of Bigg Boss 14, has opened up about her relationship with Punjabi singer Tushar Kumar. She stressed that her marriage with Tushar was abusive and that he is the least important person in her life.

Sara told IANS: “I think he himself said it, stating that we have been separated for almost four to five years now. It was a really abusive relationship and I think every girl has the right to move on, from something which is not (healthy). Where was he for four years? The moment ‘Bigg Boss’ began he started talking. He is the least important person in my life. If he was that important, he would have been there in my life.

Around the time Sara had entered the Bigg Boss house, Tushar had declared in the press that she had married him for a green card and that she was deliberately hiding their marriage. Tushar Kumar produced a marriage certificate to boost his claim. “I got married on 16th August 2014 in Jalandhar, Punjab India,” Tushar had declared, speaking to IANS, adding: “I feel that she got married to me just to get fame and a citizenship of the USA. She left me because she didn’t get any publicity from my side.

Sara now counters, saying: “The day I went in (to the Big Boss house) he was ready with this! For what reason? He just wanted fame. I don’t care about it and that is why he was everywhere. He is the least important for me. My life, family, career and health is way more important. There will be a thousand people saying a thousand things.”

“Okay, there was a marriage and he did whatever (he had to). What else does he want? I have been through hell. I don’t think any girl or man deserves to be in such a situation where he or she has to deal with mental and physical trauma,” she added.

Incidentally, the woman Tushar married is mentioned as identified as Rachna Devi in the marriage certificate, though he produces several photographs featuring the two, where Sara is seen sporting vermilion and the traditional red and white bangles as they pose together.

Bigg Boss 14: Salman Khan, Hina Khan Tease Each Other on Marriage, Here’s What They Said

During the Weekend Ka Vaar episode on Sunday, Salman Khan once again joked about his marriage and said that his days to tie the knot are long gone.

During the Weekend Ka Vaar episode on Sunday, Salman Khan roasted the contestants on their disappointing performance during the first seven days of their stay at the house. While Nikki Tamboli became the first permanent housemate and earned the title of a senior, 10 others were asked to pack their bags for possible elimination.

During the episode run, Salman also hilariously touched upon the question of his marriage and seniors Sidharth Shukla and Hina Khan too became part of the conversation. Salman jokes about Sidharth’s marriage and said his ‘dates have been announced’. It later became clear that Sidharth is getting married on Balika Vadhu, his hit daily soap, which is having a re-run on Colors TV currently.

Hina expresses her disappointment over this and said that they would have made merry if such news were true. Salman interjected and said, “Why don’t you get married?” To this Hina quipped, “Not now. First you get married,” while referring to Salman.

Salman added, “I am already married. The time and age for my marriage has come and gone.” To this Hina added, “No, that is not right.” Salman further said, “I don’t want to get married.” Further, addressing Sidharth, Salman said, “When I talk about someone’s marriage, it comes down to my wedding.”

Meanwhile, one contestant will be eliminated from the BB house this week. Apart from Nikki, all the other housemates are prone to eviction. It will be interesting to see who will make their way out of the reality show during the first week itself.

Akshay Kumar’s Sooryavanshi eyeing January to March 2021 release; no change in Ranveer Singh’s 83 Christmas opening

Sooryavanshi producer says releasing the film in Diwali, after the Centre approved reopening of cinema halls from 15 October, was not possible, since it cannot be released ‘with less than one month of promotion’

Superstar Akshay Kumar starrer action-drama Sooryavanshi is eyeing a theatrical release window between January and March 2021, after being pushed from its planned Diwali opening, Reliance Entertainment Group CEO Shibasish Sarkar said on 12 October.

The studio had announced in June that the Rohit Shetty directorial will hit the theatres on Diwali, while their another release 83, the sports drama fronted by Ranveer Singh, will arrive on Christmas.

“We will release Sooryavanshi on a future date, which we haven’t yet decided. Akshay, Rohit, and Reliance will decide together on the new release date ideally between January to March,” Sarkar told PTI.

Sarkar said releasing Sooryavanshi on such short notice, after the Centre approved reopening of cinema halls from 15 October, was not possible. Hence, the team decided to defer the film, he added.

“Earlier we had made announcements for the release of Sooryavanshi on Diwali and 83 on Christmas. Now releasing a film in Diwali is not practical as some states still haven’t announced opening up theatres and you can’t release Sooryavanshi with less than one month promotion.”

“For 83, as of now it’s slated for a Christmas release. (There is) No change in that process,” he said.

Sooryavanshi was originally scheduled to release on 24 March and the Kabir Khan-directed 83 was set to hit the cinema houses on 10 April.

But both the movies were indefinitely postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic, which led to the shutdown of theatres across the country and in other parts of the world.

Sooryavanshi is the fourth film in Shetty’s cop universe after Ajay Devgn’s Singham, Singham Returns, and Simmba, starring Singh.

The film is presented by Reliance Entertainment and produced by Rohit Shetty Picturez in association with Dharma Productions and Cape of Good Films.

83, which chronicles India’s first cricket World Cup win under the captaincy of Kapil Dev in 1983, also stars Hardy Sandhu, Tahir Raj Bhasin, Jiva, Saqib Saleem, Pankaj Tripathi and Deepika Padukone.

It is produced by Khan, Vishnu Vardhan Induri, Madhu Mantena, Padukone, and Sajid Nadiadwala and presented by Reliance Entertainment.

Amrita Rao, husband RJ Anmol confirm they’re expecting their first child after photo goes viral

Amrita Rao, who married RJ Anmol in a low-key ceremony in 2016, sums up their experience of pregnancy as ‘reliving their childhood.

Amrita Rao and her husband RJ Anmol tied the knot in a low-key ceremony in 2016 after seven years of dating and remain to be secretive about their personal lives. They had also remained silent about their first pregnancy until a picture of the couple standing outside a doctor’s office went viral on social media recently.

The Vivah actor has opened up about their journey to be parents with the media.

Summing up the experience, Amrita told Mirror that it was like “reliving [their] childhood.”

When asked if she was already realising that she is going to be a mother soon, the Ishq Vishk actor said the realisation was yet to hit her. “I guess it takes your child to be in front of you to believe what nature can do,” she tells the publication.

Pregnancy has been smooth for the actor so far as she says that the baby is “not very demanding”. Adding that Anmol has been pampering her a lot, she says, “There are no special cravings, I eat whatever I want and the baby seems to be happy with it”.

Although the actor mentions that they had not planned to get pregnant in 2020 and it just happened, the pandemic-stricken world has brought some blessing in disguise as well. As Anmol is working from home currently, Amrita says, he gets to spend more time with the baby and the list of activities that they do together includes reading from the holy book of Bhagavad Gita every night.

The actor went onto confirm she’s given her nod to two projects which have been delayed in light of the coronavirus pandemic.

Multiplexes won’t screen Dil Bechara, Gunjan Saxena, Gulabo Sitabo among others after direct-to-digital premieres

Tanhaji: The Unsung Warrior, Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan, Malang, Kedarnath, Thappad and War will re-release in theatres after cinemas reopen on 15 October.

In a respite to movie aficionados who love watching films on the big screen, cinema halls and multiplexes across the country will open on 15 October after a hiatus of almost six months.

There were rumours that films like Dil Bechara, Sadak 2, Shakuntala Devi, Khuda Haafiz, Gunjan Saxena and Gulabo Sitabo, which premiered on OTT platforms, will re-release theatrically once cinema halls reopen. However, leading multiplex chains such as PVR, INOX, Carnival have decided not to screen these films.

Other films which had released theatrically, will be re-released on the big screens once the theatres reopen. The films include Tanhaji: The Unsung Warrior, Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan, Malang, Kedarnath, Thappad and War.

Here is the announcement

On 30 September, the Ministry of Home Affairs announced the Unlock 5.0 guidelines under which cinemas/ theatres/ multiplexes will be allowed to open with up to 50 percent of their seating capacity from 15 October.

Tanhaji: The Unsung Warrior was initially released on 10 January. In the historical drama, Ajay Devgn is seen essaying the role of Maratha warrior Subedar Tanaji Malusare.

Directed by Om Raut, the film is based on the heroic character’s journey through the Battle of Sinhagad in 1670 AD. Kajol plays the role of the Maratha warrior’s wife Savitribai in the film.

Tanhaji: The Unsung Warrior also features Saif Ali Khan playing antagonist Uday Bhan.

Starring Ayushmann Khurrana and Jitendra Kumar, Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan was initially released on 21 February. The film deals with same-sex relationships and the social stigma surrounding them.

Initially released on 7 February, Mohit Suri’s suspense thriller Malang stars Aditya Roy Kapur, Disha Patani, Anil Kapoor and Kunal Kemmu in pivotal roles.

Taapsee Pannu-starrer social drama Thappad revolves around unequal marital relationship was released on 28 February. The film also stars Dia Mirza and Pavail Gulati, Ratna Pathak Shah in pivotal roles.

Directed by Anubhav Sinha, Thappad highlights the nitty-gritty of systemic oppression in even a “seemingly normal” marriage. Pannu is seen playing the character of an educated, upper-middle-class woman who is slapped by her husband, played by Pavail Gulati. After the incident, the actress is forced to ponder her marital relationship.

The film chronicles her struggle as she files for a divorce petition, and demands for justice.

Abhishek Kapoor directorial Kedarnath stars Sushant Singh Rajput and Sara Ali Khan in lead was released on 7 December 2018. The film is based on the 2013 Uttarakhand flash floods. It weaves a romantic story of a Muslim porter and a Hindu Brahmin girl.

Starring Hrithik Roshan and Tiger Shroff, the action entertainer War was released on 2 October last year. Produced by Yash Raj Films and directed by Siddharth Anand, the film shows Kabir (Hrithik), an intelligence agent gone rogue, and his protege Khalid (Tiger).

With no option left, officials then decide to tackle the problem of Kabir turning rogue but to kill him, and employ Khalid for the task. Both the actors are seen performing daredevil action stunts in the film.

Apart from these, PM Narendra Modi, a biopic on the Prime Minister, featuring Vivek Oberoi in the titular role, will also re-release in cinema halls in the country on 15 October.

Produced by Sandip Ssingh and directed by Omung Kumar the film was initially released on 24 May 2019. It traces Modi’s journey “from abject poverty, selling tea on a railway station as a chaiwallah (tea seller) to becoming the leader of the world’s largest democracy.

John Abraham’s Satyameva Jayate 2 to release in cinemas on 12 May, 2021

Makers of John Abraham-starrer Satyameva Jayate 2 on Monday announced that the action-drama will release theatrically on 12 May, 2021.

Produced by Bhushan Kumar’s T-Series and Emmay Entertainment, the Milap Zaveri-directed film is a sequel to the 2018 hit. It also stars Divya Khosla Kumar.

The makers released a poster featuring Abraham where he carries a plow over his shoulders. The gashes on Abraham’s body ooze out the tricolour instead of red.

Zaveri said Eid is the perfect occasion to release the film as Satyameva Jayate 2 is a celebration of “action, music, dialoguebaazi, patriotism and heroism.”

“With Bhushan sir, Monisha Advani, Madhu Bhojwani and Nikkhil Advani backing me once again, I can promise next year on May 12 we will do our best to deliver a festive bonanza for all audiences,” the director said in a statement.

The film is a departure from its original Mumbai setting and will see Abraham fighting corruption in Lucknow. Trade analyst Taran Adarsh tweeted that the filming is going to begin from next month. A Times of India report says the actor’s character will be seen quashing corruption in “all spheres from the police to politicians, industrialists, and the common man.”

Zaveri said the decision to change shooting location to Lucknow gave the team a chance to make it “more massy” with a larger canvas.

“Visually also Lucknow adds to the scale and grandeur. The action of this film is gonna be ten times more dynamic, heroic and powerful,” he added.

Filmmaker-producer Nikkhil Advani said the success of Satyameva Jayate has encouraged them to make the sequel bigger and better.

From Former Celebrity Couples to Internet Sensations, Bigg Boss Season 14 Has Interesting Mix of Contestants

Stuck at home in the pandemic, every household in the world has felt like a Bigg Boss house. Thankfully, we will have the original show coming soon next month. It is that time of the year when we expect Salman Khan welcoming us into the super entertaining Bigg Boss house and just like every year, the audience is anticipating the contestants’ list. The makers have announced that the show will premiere on October 3.

However, multiple media reports are already speculating some of the contestants and here is who they think will make an appearance on the final day. According to a report by Pinkvilla, a confirmed list of contestants includes Jasmin Bhasin, Jaan Shanu, Eijaz Khan, Aly Goni.

Jaan Shanu is the son of renowned singer Kumar Sanu, while Eijaz Khan, Aly Goni and Jasmin Bhasin are television actors.

The report also says that the show will feature four YouTubers, which led many to speculate that Carry Minati will be participating in the show. However, he denied the reports of joining the house after Twitter trolled him and many questioned his intentions of joining a show which he has roasted in the past.

This year, the show will be slightly different for obvious reasons. The makers have said that all the precautions and safety measures will be taken care of during the shooting. According to India.com, the contestants will be quarantined from September 20 or September 21 till the time they enter the Bigg Boss 14 house on October 3. The Bigg Boss house is set in Mumbai’s Film City. The show will air on Color and Voot Select at 9 pm on Saturday and Sunday, and at 10:30 pm during weekdays.

The contestants of the show will have to survive their stay in the house and the winner will get the prize money. Last season, the winner of the show was Sidharth Shukla.

Khaali Peeli makers tweak ‘Beyonce Sharma Jayegi’ title after facing flak over

Ever since the song ‘Beyonce Sharma Jayegi’ from the film Khaali Peeli, featuring Ishaan Khatter and Ananya Panday released, it has snowballed into controversies. The makers have now changed the spelling of iconic pop singer Beyonce to ‘Beyonse’ in the title.

The song was heavily criticised of racism and for glorifying Panday’s white skin by using the term ‘goriya’. Things were more complicated when the track invoked comparisons with the African-American pop icon, Beyonce. This attempt did not sit well with netizens who took to Twitter to protest against the ‘racially insensitive’ song.

In an interview to Hindustaan Times, Khaali Peeli’s director Maqbool defended the song’s lyrics and said and there was never any question of disrespect, “First, without any hesitation or excuses we want to apologise to anyone offended. We assure you that the lyric in question was never intended racially. In fact, the term ‘goriya’ has been so often and traditionally used in Indian songs to address a girl, that it didn’t occur to any of us to interpret it in a literal manner.”

He also opened up on the comparison with Beyonce and said it was simply meant to be a street-smart guy flattering a girl who is trying to impress by saying that her dancing/performance is ‘worth comparing’ to even Beyonce who we all see as the ‘final word, the epitome of talent, beauty, performance, style and attitude’.

‘Beyonse Sharma Jayegi’ has been composed by Vishal and Shekhar and has been sung by Nakash Aziz and Neeti Mohan.

Besides Khatter and Panday, the film also stars Jaideep Ahlawat and Satish Kaushik in pivotal roles.

Bunty Aur Babli 2: Saif Ali Khan, Rani Mukerji, Siddhant Chaturvedi, Sharvani wrap up sequel of YRF caper comedy

The shooting for Bunty Aur Babli 2 was almost complete, except for a song sequence, before the coronavirus pandemic brought all the production activity to a stop.

Actors Rani Mukherji and Saif Ali Khan have concluded shooting for their upcoming movie Bunty Aur Babli 2, Yash Raj Films announced on Saturday.

The movie, touted as a “rebooted sequel” to the 2005 original, also features actors Siddhant Chaturvedi and Sharvari.

The film’s shoot was almost complete, except for a song sequence, before the coronavirus pandemic brought all the production activity to a stop.

The banner also shared a photo in which Khan, Mukerji, Siddhant Chaturvedi, and newcomer Sharvari are seen happily posing together in Yash Raj Films studio in suburban Mumbai.

Bunty Aur Babli 2 reunites Mukerji and Khan after 11 years.

Mukherji, who featured opposite Abhishek Bachchan in the original 2005 crime comedy, is reprising her role in the new movie.

Khan has replaced Bachchan as the titular Bunty.

Produced by Yash Raj Films, the film is being directed by Varun Sharma, who has previously worked as an assistant director on YRF blockbusters Sultan and Tiger Zinda Hai.

According to the makers, the sequel takes a time leap of a decade and will feature two pairs of the eponymous con duo — Mukerji and Khan, and Siddhant and Sharvari.

Akshay Kumar turns 53: A look at the actor’s upcoming projects from Laxmmi Bomb to Sooryavanshi

Akshay Kumar, who made his debut with Saugandh in 1991, has multiple upcoming projects.

Kumar will also be featuring in Discovery Channel’s Into The Wild With Bear Grylls. Last week, he shared an action-packed promo, where he said he tasted elephant poop tea and ran into the woods along with Grylls.

The cop comedy was scheduled to release in theatres on 24 March, but had to be postponed due to the shuttering of cinemas. Kumar will play Veer Sooryavanshi, the chief of the anti-terrorism squad; the name seems to be inspired by Salman Khan’s Veer (2010) and Suryavanshi (1992).

With this film, also starring Katrina Kaif, director Rohit Shetty will expand his cop universe. He had previously directed Ajay Devgn in Singham and Singham Returns, and Ranveer Singh in Simmba. Singh and Devgn will also make a cameo appearance in the film.

Raghava Lawrence’s Tamil horror comedy remake, Laxmmi Bomb, will see Kumar as a man haunted by vengeful ghosts. Kiara Advani plays the opposite lead in the Hindi version.

The horror-comedy is set to stream on Disney+Hotstar, bypassing a theatrical release as screens remain closed due to the coronavirus pandemic. In a virtual press conference in June, Kumar had said OTT release was the only wise option in the current scenario.

Kumar will reunite with frequent collaborator Sajid Nadiadwala for this feature. Housefull 4 director Farhad Samji is at the helm. The makers had shared two different looks of the actor last year. Also starring Kriti Sanon, Bachchan Pandey releases in January, 2021.

Kumar will play Rajput warrior and king, Prithviraj Chauhan in the YRF production, which marks the feature debut of Miss World 2017 Manushi Chillar. On his 52nd birthday, Kumar had shared a brief teaser of Prithviraj.

A source told Mumbai Mirror that the shoot of Prithviraj had to be halted in March due to the pandemic, and after Kumar wraps up Bell Bottom, he will begin work on the historical drama by October.

The Aanand L Rai produced film will feature Tamil superstar Dhanush and Sara Ali Khan in the lead, while Kumar will be seen in a cameo appearance.

“It’s is a challenging character to play, but at the same time, it is such a special role that my heart just couldn’t say ‘no’ to it. I will remember it for the rest of my life. My combination with Sara and Dhanush truly makes it true to its title — Atrangi! And I know that Aanand, in his special and simple way of storytelling, will only add magic to it,” Kumar had previously told Times of India.