Nawazuddin Siddiqui’s wife Aaliya files for divorce claiming ‘serious allegations’

Actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui’s wife Aaliya has filed for divorce. Reportedly, she has sent him a notice and has made some serious allegations against him.

Nawazuddin Siddiqui’s wife Aaliya files for divorce with ‘serious allegations’

Speaking to a news channel, Aaliya’s lawyer said that the notice was sent on May 7 via email and WhatsApp. Owing to the current pandemic situation, the notice had to be sent via email instead of speed post. The notice has been sent claiming maintenance and divorce. However, the actor is yet to respond back to the notice. Talking about the allegations, the lawyer said that it is quite serious and is sensitive to Mr Siddiqui and his family members.

Aaliya while talking to a news channel revealed that there is not one but several reasons behind her problems with Nawaz. She said that she had changed her name to Anjana Anand Kishore Pandey two months ago. Aaliya also said that problems between them have been going on since 2010 but things have now escalated beyond repair. 

Nawazuddin and Aaliya have been married for 10 years and have two children together. In 2017, it was reported that their marriage had hit a rough patch, but the couple had refuted divorce rumours back then.

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2020-05-18 15:56:43

Jungkook, Jaehyun, Cha Eun Woo and Mingyu’s agencies give clarity on Itaewon situation

K-pop stars Jungkook of BTS, Astro’s Cha Eun Woo, NCT 127’s Jaehyun, and Seventeen’s Mingyu have come under the spotlight for their recent visit to Itaewon. But, their agencies have given clarity on the whole situation. For unversed, South Korea is tackling the second wave of coronavirus after an individual was diagnosed with COVID-19 in May 2020. The said person had visited clubs in the area on May 2 and was tested positive on May 6.

Jungkook, Jaehyun, Cha Eun Woo and Mingyu's agencies give clarity on Itaewon situation

So how do the popular K-pop stars come in the picture? Well, some reports stated that they were spotted in Itaewon recently.  Big Hit Entertainment, Fantagio, SM Entertainment, and Pledis Entertainment, on behalf of their artists, released official statements regarding the controversy surrounding them visiting Itaewon in Seoul.

It should be noted that South Korea wasn’t in lockdown and entertainment places and clubs were reopened for business after the situation was under control back in April. It was only in May when the second wave of cases was being reported. As per the official statements by the agencies, the group of friends indeed visited Itaewon in April. They apologized for not following the social distancing guidelines. Big Hit Entertainment mentioned that they have always maintained the privacy of their artists. The companies also revealed that as safety measures, the four musicians also got tested for COVID-19 and their results were negative.

After the COVID-19 cases saw a spike in May, the Central Disaster and Safety Countermeasures Headquarters (CDSCHQ) urged the citizens who visited the clubs, restaurants, etc between April 24 and May 6 to stay indoors in order to contain the virus.

Here’s what the statements said:

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SM Entertainment (Jaehyun):

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2020-05-18 11:08:20

Find out why Ramanand Sagar refused to hand over Ramayan’s telecast rights to BBC

Ramanand Sagar’s Ramayan has apparently broken the records with its rerun on Doordarshan. The rights of the show were to be given to BBC before they were finally handed over to the public broadcaster, Doordarshan. Prem Sagar, one of Ramanand Sagar’s four sons, was also a part of the distribution process and worked with him closely throughout.

Find out why Ramanand Sagar refused to hand over Ramayan’s telecast rights to BBC

In his recent interview, Prem Sagar revealed that they were invited to the BBC studios in Liverpool for an interview. Along with him, his father Ramanand Sagar, Arun Govil, who portrays Ram, and Arvind Trivedi, who portrays Raavan were invited to the studios. However, they wanted Arun Govil to dress up as Shri Ram and parade across the studios. Ramanand and Prem Sagar refused their bait and understood that this was an attempt to break the image of Shri Ram as divine. Hence, they finally refused.

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2020-05-18 11:01:46

Kriti Sanon starrer Mimi’s shoot is yet to be completed, says director Laxman Utekar

Kriti Sanon is all set to play the role of a mother for the first time in her career with Laxman Utekar’s Mimi. The movie is a remake of a Marathi hit film, Mala Aai Vhaychya. Kriti has already been away shooting for the film for quite a few months and due to the pandemic, the movie’s shoot had to stop midway. Even though the majority of it has been shot, Laxman Utekar says that there is an entry song with Kriti that is yet to be shot.

Kriti Sanon starrer Mimi’s shoot is yet to be completed, says director Laxman Utekar

The song is supposed to be shot with a few international dancers from the UK and it can’t be done unless international flights are active. They’ve completed the shoot on March 5 and were to begin the post-production work on March 10-15. However, with the entire post-production left to be done, they might face a delay in the release of the film. Even if they wanted to, they couldn’t shoot at home since it’s a big number with several dancers.

So, as of now, edit work, the song, post-production, and music is left to complete the project. When asked about a digital release, Laxman Utekar said that it’s not possible since the film has not been completed yet.

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2020-05-18 09:31:38

Tigmanshu Dhulia’s Irrfan Khan – Manoj Bajpayee starrer aborted

Tigmanshu Dhulia who directed Irrfan Khan in one of his best film Paan Singh Tomar was all set to collaborate with his favourite actor all over again when death made other plans. Dhulia’s proposed film with Irrfan was the story of two friends growing old together. It was originally titled Bichde Sabhi Baari Baari.

Tigmanshu Dhulia's Irrfan Khan - Manoj Bajpayee starrer aborted

It was the story of two friends and their relationship over a period of 35 years. Manoj Bajpayee and Irrfan Khan were cast as the older avatars of the buddies whereas Amit Sadh and Vidyut Jamwal were to play the younger versions of the same characters.

But then Bajpayee opted out. Recalling that aborted project, Tigmanshu says, “It was the story of two friends. After it didn’t work out with Manoj Bajpayee, Irrfan Khan and I were to play the two friends. I had re-titled the film Yaara. It was a desi adaptation of the French film Les Lyonnais (A Gang Story) It was the story of their journey in life from 1955 to 2010. I relocated the plot and the characters to Uttarakhand where I come from. They had to look compatible and convincing as friends. I lost close to 15 kgs for role. But we didn’t get to work together in that project. Lekin issi bahaane maine apna wazan ghata liya.”

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2020-05-18 05:44:05

Nawazuddin Siddiqui and family put in home quarantine after reaching Muzaffarpur

Actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui and his family have been put in home quarantine after they reached their hometown Muzaffarpur, Uttar Pradesh recently. After obtaining the appropriate permission to travel amid nationwide lockdown, they have been placed under the isolation at home following the government guidelines.

Nawazuddin Siddiqui and family put in home quarantine after reaching Muzaffarpur

Nawazuddin Siddiqui, his brother and sister-in-law and mother reached their hometown to celebrate Eid on May 11 and have been placed under mandatory isolation until May 25. As per reports, their samples were taken to test them for Coronavirus and all tested negative.

Meanwhile, on the work front, Nawazuddin Siddiqui will be seen in Ghoomketu. Directed by Pushpendra Nath Misra, the movie is a comedy-drama from the viewpoint of an inexperienced writer struggling to make it big in the film industry in Mumbai.

The film will also see special cameos from Amitabh Bachchan, Ranveer Singh, Sonakshi Sinha, Chitrangada Singh, Lauren Gottlieb, and filmmaker Nikhil Advani.

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2020-05-18 03:50:01

Taapsee Pannu says she’s ready for pay cuts whenever they happen

The economy of our country has taken a huge hit in the wake of Coronavirus and most of the industries have resorted to layoffs and pay cuts to manage their expenses. A lot of people have been wondering how the entertainment industry will go around it during these trying times. In her recent interaction, Taapsee Pannu was asked if the actors are ready to deal with it.

Taapsee Pannu says she’s ready for pay cuts whenever they happen

Her reply was that she’s ready for it in case it happens. She further elaborated that because there are no shoots happening, a pay cut is bound to happen and she will readily deal with it when it does. After giving some massive and hard-hitting films like Pink, Thappad, Saand Ki Aankh back-to-back, Taapsee Pannu is prepared for anything that comes her way after the lockdown.

There is still no clearer picture with regards to the shoots resuming, but the actors are hoping that it happens soon.

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2020-05-17 06:28:31

Karanvir Bohra donates 1000 face shield masks to Mumbai Police Force

Coronavirus has taken a toll on all our lives in some way or the other. The celebrities have been trying their best to provide as much help as they can along with the rest of the citizens of the country. In these trying times, it’s imperative that we protect the front liners of this pandemic including the doctors, nurses, policemen, and other essential service providers. Actor Karanvir Bohra took to his Instagram to share that he has donated 1000 face shield masks to the police force in Mumbai’s BKC area.

Karanvir Bohra donates 1000 face shield masks to Mumbai Police Force

He posted a few pictures with the caption, “@rakeshagrawalrk and I Donated 1000 #faceshieldmask to sir #manjunathsinge and his soldiers. #dcpzone8 BKC We all know the amount of hardwork the #policeforce is doing to protect us, but today I saw and heard stories from sir, How, so many constables have suffered from this virus,but they all tell him, “as soon as we are discharged, we want to report to work.” And so many have. Such passion of our soldiers makes me want to do more seva. I really couldn’t have done this without your help @afrozshah_ Thank you for connecting me with @akhi1975 this couldn’t have happened without your contribution of the masks. @gautamagrawal”

Take a look at the pictures.

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This gesture of Karanvir Bohra has surely won a lot of hearts!

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2020-05-17 06:05:34

Satyajeet Dubey’s mother tests positive for COVID-19, the actor and his sister are asymptomatic

Coronavirus outbreak has put all our lives on an indefinite halt. While all of us are trying our best to adhere to the norms laid out by the government, it is very difficult to identify the carrier. Prassthanam actor, Satyajeet Dubey’s mother has recently tested positive for COVID-19 and is currently being treated in a private hospital in Mumbai.

Satyajeet Dubey’s mother tests positive for COVID-19, the actor and his sister are asymptomatic

The actor recently announced that he is currently under complete lockdown with his sister, but since they both have been asymptomatic, they haven’t been tested for it. He also mentioned how being an actor worked as a privilege for him to get a bed for his mom in the hospital. He says that he had to make some calls and pull some strings, he is thankful for the work that he does and those that helped him out during this difficult time. He is constantly in touch with his mother over the phone and she helps him out with a lot of things at home.

Satyajeet further mentioned how the doctor said that even a currency note could be a carrier. He’s hoping that his mother and all those affected by the pandemic come out stronger than earlier.


2020-05-17 05:41:35

SCOOP: Shabana Azmi teams up with Italy’ greatest living writer

Shabana Azmi joins other international stars to collaborate with Erri De Luca, a major Italian author, some would even say the greatest Italian writing today.

Luca has launched a new project The Decameron 2020 in which a selected group of authors from different nations have been invited to pen 1000-word long stories about the so-called virus crisis). Michael Mayer, Tony award-winning director, is working with Erri and Erri’s partner and manager, Paola Bisson, in order to turn the stories into dramatic recitations.

Shabana Azmi has recorded Prof. Tabish Khair’s story, River of No Return Speaking on this, yet one more singular honour in her super-distinguished career, Shabana says, “When I was approached for this project by Prof. Tabish Khair, I said yes immediately because I was very   touched by his story, River of No Return. I was aware of Pasolini’s film Decameron and was honoured to be part of a project conceived by the great Italian writer Erri de Luca. Decameron 2020 has an extremely impressive line up of international stars. I am glad to be part of such a distinguished lineup.”

Not for the first time in her life and career Shabana Azmi brings up the of the artiste and his/her social responsibility. She says, “In trying times like this viral crisis – I prefer to call it a human crisis, but let us leave that alone – it is the artist who must rise to the occasion and create sense out of chaos. It was a new experience to work with the Tony Award winning director Michael Myers on a virtual platform without having ever met him. It’d be inconceivable just a few months ago. But I’ve always been one for embracing new challenges.”

So is this how we will all be working henceforth? “You mean is this going to be the new normal? I hope not! I like to work with people around me not in isolation but with the future being so uncertain I’m ready to go with the flow.”

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2020-05-16 13:38:45