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Manoj Bajpayee birthday special: From Pinjar to Gangs of Wasseypur, five best performances by the National Award-winning actor

On the occasion of Manoj Bajpayee’s birthday here are his five films that every movie lover should watch at least once.



Manoj Bajpayee birthday special: From Pinjar to Gangs to Wasseypur, five best performances by the National Award-winning actor

Manoj Bajpayee is undoubtedly one of the finest actors of our generation in the film industry. Born on April 23, 1969, in a small village named Belwa, Bihar, the three-time National Award winner is celebrating his 53rd birthday.

The actor’s foothold in Hindi cinema has helped in spanning both the commercial cinema as well as the independent. One of the most spiring aspects of his varied filmography is how well he has presented the nuance characters in every film. Be it his voice modulation or the distinctive style of delivering dialogues, everything is worth looking up to.

Making his dream come true, Manoj Bajpayee has managed to deliver several masterpieces in one career. From doing several unnoticed roles at the start of his career to winning six Filmfare Awards and two Asia Pacific Screen Awards, Birthday boy Manoj Bajpayee has come a long way. And here are the top five of his crafts from this journey called acting:

Satya (1998)

Giving much recognition to Manoj Bajpayee, Ram Gopal Varma’s Satya is arguably the best Hindi film made in the decade of the 1990s. The movie was a terrific blend of a disarming journal of Bombay with gritty gangster drama. Through this film, Manoj Bajpayee got his ultimately star-making turn with the character of Bhiku Mhatre. The actor received the National Film Award for Best Supporting Actor and Filmfare Best Actor Critics Award for Satya.

Pinjar (2003)


The earnestness and honesty of Manoj Bajpayee’s terrific supporting performance in Pinjar have made this film a must-watch. The actor plays the character of Rashid- a Muslim man who kidnaps a Punjabi Hindu bride named Puro. Portraying the role of a selfish-arrogant man, Manoj comes off as a lot more empathetic and human in the other half of the movie, and this transition shows the caliber of the actor. He also won the Special Jury National Award for Pinjar.

Gangs of Wasseypur (2012)

Anurag Kashyap’s masterpiece, Gangs of Wassepur showed the world what real cinema looks like. Manoj Bajpayee’s character Sardar Khan was a prominent one apart from many marvellous characters. He had every shade and cultural landscape which Bajpayee delivered brilliantly. Also, he has that sensitive energy in a cold form of black comedy. The movie earned several Filmfare Awards.

Aligarh (2016)

Aligarh is one of the best films ever made in the Hindi Film industry. Through Manoj Bajpayee, director Hansal Mehta gave one of the most deeply controlled character studies to Hindi cinema. The film needed restraint as well as an ode to the conviction to portray Professor Ramchandra Siras, and who other than Manoj Bajpayee would have done the job. Manoj Bajpayee combined his acquired body language with brilliant voice modulation to gift the audience with an unmistakably affecting character of Professor Siras.

Bhonsle (2019)

In this film, Manoj Bajpayee plays the role of Ganpat Rao Bhonsle. At present though, he lives in a Mumbai-based chawl and is lately retired. Manoj Bajpayee playing the role of an old man seeking a revival of his term was a treat to watch. The actor plays Bhonsle like a form in desperate need of function. His outstanding performance made him win his latest National Award in the best actor category.

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Bollywood actor Deepika Padukone’s Deewani Mastani gets featured on Oscars’ official Instagram handle, Ranveer Singh reacts

Bollywood star Ranveer Singh praised her wife and actor Deepika and said mesmeric.




Bollywood actor Deepika Padukone’s fans can’t keep calm as her song Deewani Mastani, from the Bajirao Mastani movie directed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali, got featured on The Academy’s official Instagram handle. Padukone’s husband and co-star Ranveer Singh reacted to the clip and called it mesmeric.

The Academy, taking to its Instagram page, paid a tribute to Bollywood actor’s song Deewani Mastani on Thursday. The Deewani Mastani song, sung by Shreya Ghoshal, from Bajirao Mastani and directed by Bhansali, also features Ranveer Singh and Priyanka Chopra.


Sharing the clip of the actor dancing to the song, the Academy official page wrote in the caption, “Deepika Padukone performing Deewani Mastani, sung by Shreya Ghoshal, from the movie Bajirao Mastani. Directed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali. Starring Ranveer Singh, Deepika Padukone and Priyanka Chopra.

Reacting to the clip shared by the Oscars on its Instagram handle, Bollywood star Ranveer Singh praised his wife and actor Deepika and said mesmeric. A social media user said the beauty of Deepika in this song, I don’t think any other actress would be able to pull this off like her, this will go down as one of the greatest of all time in Hindi cinema.

In March 2023, Padukone showcased a performance of the Oscar-winning song “Naatu Naatu” from the film RRR at the 95th Academy Awards in Los Angeles. The song, composed by MM Keeravaani, created history by becoming the first Telugu song to be performed, nominated, and won at the Oscars.

During the introduction of the act, Padukone stated that the next song had an irresistibly catchy chorus, electrifying beats, and killer dance moves that made it a global sensation. This song plays during a pivotal scene in the movie RRR, which is about the friendship between Indian revolutionaries, Alluri Sitarama Raju and Komaram Bheem.

She said apart from being sung in Telugu and depicting the anti-colonialist themes of the film, it’s also a very popular song. It has millions of views on YouTube and TikTok, and people are dancing to it in movie theatres worldwide. Moreover, it’s the first song from an Indian production to be nominated for an Oscar.

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Amitabh Bachchan says angioplasty reports fake news, attends ISPL match in Mumbai

He was witnessed having a conversation with cricketer Sachin Tendulkar at the stadium.




Bollywood actor Amitabh Bachchan said angioplasty reports were fake news as he attended an ISPL match in Mumbai on Friday. On the same day, it was reported that Big B was admitted to Kokilaben Hospital and underwent an angioplasty.

Bachchan was seen attending an ISPL match in Mumbai last night and was accompanied by his son Abhishek Bachchan. He was witnessed having a conversation with cricketer Sachin Tendulkar at the stadium.

A video shared on Instagram by Viral Bhayani showcased Big B smiling and greeting paps. On being asked about his health by one of them, senior Bachchan said he was doing good and was heard saying fake news.


Big B recounted his experience at the ISPL finals match. While expressing his sadness over the defeat, he recognized the better performance of the opposing team. He gave credit to the opposing team and declared his determination to return with greater resilience in the next season. Tigers from Kolkata emerged victorious in the first-ever ISPL competition, defeating ‘Majhi’ Mumbai in the final on Friday.


He also shared his experience of getting mobbed outside the stadium and said he was stuck at the entrance gate for over an hour. The crowds were so enthusiastic that they didn’t give him even an inch to move. Compromised security eventually got them through, but by the time they made it to their seats, their batting innings were over and they knew the score was dismal.

Earlier, it was reported that Bachchan had been admitted to the hospital. The actor was admitted to the hospital after claiming to be out of breath, and it was said that he needed to undergo heart surgery.

It was also reported that he became ill and was admitted to the Kokilaben Hospital in Mumbai. There, he underwent an angioplasty. He went to the hospital for a general health checkup since he was uncomfortable while attending events, the doctors then advised him to have the operation so he was brought to the hospital today, as per the earlier report.

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Shah Rukh Khan, Salman Khan, Aamir Khan groove to Naatu Naatu song at Anant-Radhika’s pre-wedding ceremony, internet goes crazy

Khans of Bollywood came together after years and treated their fans with an electrifying and fun performance at a gala event of Ambanis.




The Bollywood actors, Shah Rukh Khan, Salman Khan and Aamir Khan set the dance floor on fire on the second day of Anant Ambani and Radhika Merchant’s pre-wedding ceremony on Friday night in Gujarat’s Jamnagar as they aced the hook step of ‘Naatu Naatu’ song from ‘RRR’ movie starring Telgu actors Ram Charan and NTR Jr.

Khans of Bollywood came together after years and treated their fans with an electrifying and fun performance at a gala event of Ambanis. While SRK and Salman wore black kurtas and pyjamas for the event, Aamir went with a green ethnic outfit.

The video from the event has been shared widely on the internet. A video shared by the SRK’s fan wrote, “Fire on the floor as Shah Rukh Khan, Salman Khan and Aamir Khan dance to Naatu Naatu at the pre-wedding celebration of Anant Ambani.”

In a video shared on X, actors Salman Khan, Aamir Khan, and Shah Rukh Khan attempted to do the hook step of Naatu Naatu song but failed to do so. Instead, they performed the iconic hook steps from each other’s famous songs. The viral clip showed Salman, Aamir, and Shah Rukh performing Chaiyya Chaiyya from Dil Se, the towel step from Jeene Ke Hain Chaar Din from Mujhse Shaadi Karogi, and Masti Ki Pathshala from Rang De Basanti.


On day second, it was the integration of celebrations of Indian culture and animal conservation efforts that gave the wedding celebrations a deeper dimension and emphasised the Ambani family’s dedication to both regional customs and global challenges.

On the day first, Anant and Radhika’s pre-wedding celebration featured a variety of entertainment events, such as Cirque du Solei performances.

But everyone’s hearts were won over by Rihanna’s drone show, which was the event’s high point. This also marked her debut performance in India.

Several Bollywood luminaries attended the event, including SRK, Salman, and Aamir. The guest list also included Sidharth Malhotra, Kiara Advani, Saif Ali Khan, Kareena Kapoor Khan, Madhuri Dixit, Varun Dhawan, Anil Kapoor, Sara Ali Khan, Ibrahim Ali Khan, Ananya Panday, Aditya Roy Kapur, Rani Mukerji, Deepika Padukone, Ranveer Singh, Ranbir Kapoor, and Alia Bhatt, among others.

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