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Lisa Ray Goes Furious When She Saw Her Glamourous Image Used In A Recent Interview With A Newspaper

New Delhi: Actor-model Lisa Ray was furious on May 31 morning when she saw her glamourous image used in a recent interview with a newspaper. She turned author recently with her debut book and memoir Close To The Bone was published. In an interview about her book, a Kolkata newspaper used a racy picture of Lisa.

Sharing a clip of the newspaper article, Lisa wrote on Instagram, “Does anyone else see the irony in using THIS image - instead of an author image provided by my publisher - for an article about my memoir @CloseToTheBone_ where I talk about struggling as a women with overcoming sexist stereotypes? Just landed in #Kolkata and I must say I’m disappointed With #TheTelegraph unless I’m missing the punchline? I’ve written in depth on this manner of casual sexism during the 90s in India in @closetothebone.book but it seems it still persists. We NEED to change the narrative. What say?”

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Kajol And Amala Paul Approached To Play Jayalalithaa And Sasikala Respectively In A Biopic

New Delhi: Actors Kajol and Amala Paul have been approached to play Jayalalithaa and her aide Sasikala respectively in upcoming bilingual biopic on the former’s life which will be directed by Kethireddy Jagadiswara Reddy. Reddy, who currently awaits the release of NTR biopic titled Lakshmi’s Veeragrandham, has confirmed to Cinema Express that he has already initiated talks with Kajol as well as Amala Paul.

“We have sent them the script, and are awaiting their response. I am especially looking forward to Kajol’s response, as I have worked with her late father-in-law, Veeru Devgn, in films for Padmalaya Studios. I will once again narrate the script to them in person,” says Kethireddy, who is planning to make the film in Kannada and Hindi as well apart from Telugu and Tamil.

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Karan Johar Reveals The Release Date For His Upcoming Ambitious Project Takht

New Delhi: Filmmaker Karan Johar has revealed the release date for his upcoming ambitious project, Takht. He shared an Instagram story where we can see a poster of the period drama which says ‘December 2020’ and is on a wall of the Dharma Productions’ office.

After showing us a glimpse of the poster, the video takes us through a gallery with various film posters adorning the walls and ends at a collage of several posters. Karan has brought together an ensemble cast comprising Ranveer Singh, Alia Bhatt, Janhvi Kapoor, Vicky Kaushal, Bhumi Pednekar, Kareena Kapoor Khan and Anil Kapoor.

Takht is the story of two brothers - Dara Shikoh and Aurangzeb -- and their sister Jahanara Begum. While Ranveer will be playing Dara Shikoh, Vicky will essay Aurangzeb’s character. Anil will reportedly play Shah Jahan and Kareena may essay the role of his daughter, Jahanara.

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Priya Prakash Varrier In Talks To Sign A Kannada Film To Be Directed By Raghu Kovi

New Delhi: Wink sensation Priya Prakash Varrier is in talks to sign a Kannada film. It will be directed by debutant Raghu Kovi. Priya is expected to take an official call soon. She was last seen on screen in campus love story Oru Adaar Love.

According to a report, the director met Priya at her house in Thrissur on Sunday to narrate the story to her, and she is said to have shown interest in the project. Priya is expected to take a call on whether she wants to be part of the project or not this week. She has not signed a single project since the release of Oru Adaar Love. She was recently approached for a Telugu project but she wasn’t too impressed with the script and eventually declined the offer.

Meanwhile, the makers have roped in Arjun Janya as the music composer and Satya Hegde will crank the camera. If everything goes as planned, the project will go on the floors from August onwards. The team is contemplating whether to sign a newbie as hero or go with one of the sons of popular stars from the industry.

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Salman Takes A Dig On Katrina By Suggesting Her That She Should Be Married And Produce Children

New Delhi: Actor Salman Khan has been on a spree lately as he gives interviews for Bharat. From taking potshots at Priyanka Chopra, for which he received heat on the social media too, to pulling the leg of his co-star from the film, Katrina Kaif, his quotable quotes have been in the news.

In a recent interaction, the actor was again in rare form. He was asked to suggest an alternative career for Katrina. After mulling on the question for a bit, he came up with a gem: “She should be married and produce children.”

Katrina intervened to say that the question is about a profession like a doctor or an engineer, but Salman refused to budge. He added that marriage and kids also require a lot of effort. Salman, 53, and Katrina, 35, have acted together in over half a dozen films with the Ali Abbas Zafar being the latest.