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Comedian Raju Srivastava passes away at 58

Popular as Gajodhar, Raju Srivastava was one of the most noted comedians in India.

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Renowned Comedian, Raju Srivastava, who was admitted to Delhi’s AIIMS after suffering a cardiac arrest while running on a treadmill in his gym, passes away on September 21st. The comedian had been struggling to get better after facing a cardiac arrest on August 10. Reports about his health condition improving had come surfaced recently but as fate would have it, the comedian has departed from the world, however, his legacy will live on.

Comedian and friend of Raju Srivastava, Sunil Pal, had previously informed about Raju’s health deteriorating and getting critical as his brain stopped functioning. He also urged his fans to pray for Raju’s good health as the matter was out of Doctor’s hands. He added that the comedian continues to be on ventilator support.

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Earlier, Raju Srivastava’s family issued an official statement and asked everyone to not believe his death rumours and pray for his well-being. The statement said Raju Srivastava’s health was stable and doctors were treating him.

Popular as Gajodhar, Raju Srivastava was one of the most accomplished comedians in India. He gained wide recognition from the talent show The Great Indian Laughter Challenge where he ended up as the second runner-up. He then participated in The Great Indian Laughter Challenge-Champions and won the title of The King of Comedy.

In 2010, he triggered controversy after he received threatening calls from Pakistan for cracking jokes on underworld don Dawood Ibrahim and Pakistan.

The comedian started his career with cameo roles in Bollywood films like Maine Pyar Kiya, Baazigar, Aamdani Atthanni Kharcha Rupaiya, and Bombay to Goa. He was also a part of Bigg Boss season 3 and was voted out after more than two months. He then participated in the reality show Comedy Ka Maha Muqabala.

Raju also shook a leg with his wife Shikha Srivastava in the dance reality show Nach Baliye season 6.

Apart from comedy and acting, Raju also tried his luck in politics. He joined the Samajwadi Party for the 2014 Lok Sabha election, however, returned the ticket citing no support from the local units of the party. Later, he joined the Bhartiya Janata Party and became a part of the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan.

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May his soul rest in peace.

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Bollywood star Ajay Devgn shares emotional birthday post on his daughter Nysa Devgan’s 21st birthday

The Maidaan actor took to his X and instagram handles and posted a picture with his daughter. Ajay was seen wearing a black t-shirt paired with matching jeans while Nysa wore a orange gown in the cute picture with her father.

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Bollywood star Ajay Devgn who known for his larger-than-life on-screen persona rarely expresses himself in public life. But the actor took to his instagram handles on Saturday and he wished his daughter Nysa on her 21st birthday. The Maidaan actor took to his X and instagram handles and posted a picture with his daughter. Ajay was seen wearing a black t-shirt paired with matching jeans while Nysa wore a orange gown in the cute picture with her father.

The actor captioned his post as, Happy Birthday, My Little Girl always!  As many stars in the sky I wish that many wishes for you come true this Birthday (blessings emoji) PS – My List For You Included (laughing and heart emojis) Love you forever (kissing, smiling and blessings emojis). Abhishek Bachchan commented on the post with a smiling emoji.

The post has got 213,187 likes till now which are only increasing. Large number of social media users and fans of Ajay Devgn commented on the social media post. One fan Faria Rahman wrote it is the most beautiful thing for a father to say and she is the luckiest girl in the whole world. She wished may her day be filled with lots of love, joy and happiness and wished her Happy Birthday along with heart emojis. One Ajay Devgn fan Gaurav Ajmera wished her Happy Birthday.

Ajay and Kajol got married on February 1999. The couple also has a younger son whose name is Yug and turned 13 in September 2023. Ajay was asked about Nysa’s plans to join Bollywood in an interview with the media. The actor said, he did not know if she wants to come into this industry. He added that until now she has shown no interest.  He said anything can change anytime with children. He further added that for the time being she is abroad and studying right now.

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Aditya Roy Kapur, Sara Ali Khan’s Metro In Dino to release this November

Anurag Basu-helmed Metro In Dino, received a fresh release date after significant delays.

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Anurag Basu-helmed Metro In Dino, which was earlier scheduled to release in September, has now got the new release date. The film starring Aditya Roy Kapur, Konkona Sensharma, Sara Ali Khan, Fatima Sana Shaikh, Pankaj Tripathi, and Neena Gupta, will release in theaters on November 29.

After four years, Anurag Basu is set to return to directing chair with his upcoming film, Metro In Dino. The film was first announced in December 2022, and it has now been given a new release date following considerable delays. For those who don’t know, the original release date for Metro In Dino was September 13, 2024.

The makers of Anurag Basu’s film posted on social media, saying, #MetroInDino tells the touching stories of contemporary couples, with love in the city taking center stage. With an amazing ensemble cast that includes Aditya Roy Kapur, Sara Ali Khan, Anupam Kher, Neena Gupta, Pankaj Tripathi, Konkona Sensharma, Ali Fazal, and Fatima Sana Shaikh, mark November 29 of this year on your calendars to experience the magic of love. Prepare yourself for an unparalleled adventure through urban romance, the note read.

Anurag Basu, who has previously worked with Pritam on movies like Gangster, Life in a… Metro, Barfi!, Jagga Jasoos, and Ludo, has given him again the musical duties for Metro In Dino. The film is a standalone follow-up to Anurag Basu’s critically acclaimed Life in a Metro from 2007. Dharmendra, Irrfan Khan, Kay Kay Menon, Shiney Ahuja, Shilpa Shetty, and Kangana Ranaut, played the lead roles in the film.

Meanwhile, Metro In Dino will mark the first collaboration of Aditya Roy Kapur and Sara Ali Khan. Aditya was last seen in 2023 release Gumraah alongside Mrunal Thakur. While Sara had two releases last month including Murder Mubark alongside Karishma Kapoor and Karan Johar’s Ae Watan Mere Watan.

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Do Aur Do Pyaar social media review: Social media users say Vidya Balan, Pratik Gandhi deliver standout performances in this adorable film

Do Aur Do Pyaar delves into modern relationship complexities via Kavya (Vidya Balan) and Anirudh (Pratik Gandhi). It tackles marriage challenges, infidelity, and the quest for renewed love amid chaos, offering an insightful portrayal of contemporary romantic struggles.

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Do Aur Do Pyaar narrates the story of a married couple, reluctant businessman Anirudh, also known as Ani Bannerjee (played by Pratik Gandhi) and dental practitioner Kavya Ganeshan (played by Vidya Balan). Both of them are residing in Mumbai. The couple has been married for 12 years. But over the last few years their relationship has only been physical with emotional and mental separation prevailing.

The couple lacks warmth and is confined to their own side of the bed as they are sleeping with their phones instead of their partners. Kavya seeks solace with Vikram (played by Sendhil Ramamurthy) who is globe-trotting photographer, while Anirudh finds comfort in Nora (Illeana D’ Cruz) who is a young aspiring actress. But a visit to Kavya’s hometown rekindles the couple’s passion in the relationship.

Social media users who watched the film took to X and shared their reviews. One X user Rohit Jaiswal gave the film 4/5 star rating and said it is an adorable film. Vidya Balan and Pratik Gandhi have done amazing work and Ileana Dcruz impressed the audiences with her performance.

It is an uncomplicated film of a visibly unhappy married couple seeking love outside of their marriage. But everything changes when an unexpected incident reminds them of what their love used to be like in the beginning. The film is filled with beautiful moments and overall looks adorable. The pace of the film is slow in parts. Yet the film is a must watch for its realistic take on modern relationships  Rohit Jaiswal said Do Aur Do Pyaar will do well with the urban audiences.

One X user Avik shared the early reviews of Do Aur Do Pyaar which said that it is a cute film and he thanked the makers for making such content.

One social media user Sonu K gave the film a 4 star rating out of 5. He said it is an adorable film which one can watch with his family.

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