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Samantha Ruth Prabhu, Varun Dhawan begin shooting for Indian adaptation of Citadel

The yet untitled series is being made by by The Family Man creator duo Raj Nidimoru and Krishna DK.

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Samantha Ruth Prabhu and Varun Dhawan

South superstar and Family Man 2 famed actor Samantha Ruth Prabhu has joined Bollywood actor Varun Dhawan in the Hindi adaptation of Russo Brother’s action series Citadel. Both the actors were papped together last year. But now the makers of Family Man web series have finally revealed the big project.

The Indian adaptation of Citadel will release on Amazon Prime and the yet untitled series is being made by by The Family Man creator duo Raj Nidimoru and Krishna DK. The screenplay is written by Sita R. Menon, along with Raj & DK.

Raj and DK had worked with Samantha in Family Man season 2, marking their first collaboration. But now this duo will be seen again creating impact at the OTT with Citadel’s Indian installment. The Production is currently underway in Mumbai. The unit will next head to northern Indian locations, followed by Serbia and South Africa. However, the makers have yet not revealed the release date of the show.

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For the unversed, Citadel is an upcoming American science fiction drama television series created by Patrick Moran and the Russo brothers for Amazon Prime Video. Talking about her role in the film, Ruth Prabhu said that she is thrilled to be a part of this brilliant universe conceptualised by the Russo Brothers’ AGBO, which has interconnected storylines between the productions across the globe.

On the other hand, Samantha Ruth Prabhu was the lead in 2022 thriller Yashoda and made an impact across India with her special appearance in Pushpa: The Rise – Part 1’s item song Ooh Antava and also in the second season of Prime Video’s The Family Man.

On the work front, Varun Dhawan was last seen in superhit Bollywood films like Bhediya and Jug Jugg Jiyyo, opposite Kriti Sanon and Kiara Advani respectively. He is also shooting for his next film Bawaal opposite Janhvi Kapoor.

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Manisha Koirala reveals reason for rejecting Dil To Pagal Hai, says regrets that decision

Manisha Koirala, who is making a comeback with ‘Heeramandi’, spoke about declining a Yash Chopra film.

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Manisha Koirala, who is waiting for the release of Heeramandi, talked about turning down Yash Chopra’s Dil Toh Pagal Hai alongside Madhuri Dixit. She claimed that because Madhuri Dixit was the lead actor in the film, she felt insecure.

The actor talked about her long career as she prepared for a big comeback with Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Heeramandi. The series is at the last leg for a big release, having endured several delays. The Series is scheduled to release on Netflix on May 1.

A little-known fact is that Manisha Koirala was the one who was offered Dil Toh Pagal Hai by Yash Chopra before Karisma Kapoor. She did, however, decline the offer. It was, however, that event that further made her to reconsider her career choices.

Manisha said, she regrets not doing Yash Chopra’s film, it’s one of her career’s regrets. When Madhuri ji [Dixit] was paired opposite her, she became insecure. She withdrew from the project.

Yash Ji, when he was alive,portrayed women so beautifully that every actor of her time, wanted to work with him, Manisha continued. She went to Yash Ji’s office and said, Sir, she wanted to be his solo heroine. That was her dream. She was being caste opposite Madhuri Dixit by him. Manisha believes she missed out due to her superior judgment.

Manisha accepted director Raj Santoshi’s 2000 offer Lajja, opposite Madhu Dixit, on the spot In Heeramandi, Manisha will star alongside actresses Aditi Rao Hydari, Sanjeeda Sheikh, Richa Chaddha, Sonakshi Sinha, and Sharmin Segal. because she didn’t want to make the same mistake again. She said, she thought security comes from having a strong maker and being comfortable in your own skin. Her foolish insecurities made her realize that she didn’t want to make the same mistake twice. She is quite happy that she did that film. She adore Lajja so much, Manisha added.

In Heeramandi, Manisha will star alongside actresses Aditi Rao Hydari, Sanjeeda Sheikh, Richa Chaddha, Sonakshi Sinha, and Sharmin Segal.

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Fan jumps on stage and hugs Atif Aslam during concert, video goes viral

Atif Aslam’s reaction towards his female fan was praised by a number of individuals who were attending the concert and were impressed by his composed behaviour in this chaotic moment.

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During a recent music concert in Dhaka, Bangladesh, the popular Pakistani singer Atif Aslam was approached by a female fan who suddenly jumped on the stage and hugged him.  Many people present at the concert viewed the fan’s actions as outrageous, but Atif Aslam handled the situation with grace as he remained calm and did not panic.

Atif Aslam’s reaction towards his female fan was praised by a number of individuals who were attending the concert and were impressed by his composed behaviour in this chaotic moment. The video of the incident is being widely shared on social media platforms and has gone viral. The video has got 119500 views, 252 retweets and 2400 likes till now which are only increasing.

An X user Nznn Ahmed shared the viral video and wrote A crazy Bangladeshi fan gets emotional at Atif Aslam’s last night show in Dhaka. In the video, a female fan is seen embracing Atif with a tight hug, and despite his attempts to let go, she holds on to him.

In the video the woman can be seen speaking to Atif Aslam, who listens to her intently and is seen responding to her with a calm smile on his face. The bodyguards present on the stage try to remove her but are unable to do so. The video shows the woman’s persistence and desire to speak to the star singer in spite of being denied permission by the security guards.

Large number of social media users and Atif Aslam fans responded to the viral video. One X user Ahad was of the opinion that the woman should be fined for her behaviour.

X user Nznn Ahmed responded to Ahad and said that he should not worry at all as looking at the video it is seems that the female fan is a teenager and could not control here emotions on seeing her favourite rock star on stage.

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Mithun Chakraborty, Usha Uthup honoured with Padma Bhushan

President Draupadi Murmu presented the Padma Bhushan awards to veteran actor Mithun Chakraborty and legendary singer Usha Uthup in New Delhi

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President Droupadi Murmu presented veteran actor Mithun Chakraborty and singer Usha Uthup with the Padma Bhushan, India’s third-highest civilian award. At Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi, the prestigious award was given in front of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Home Minister Amit Shah, and other dignitaries.

The 73-year-old Mithun has had a successful career in Indian cinema, having starred in many blockbuster movies including Mrigayaa, his debut, for which he won the National Film Award for Best Actor, as well as timeless films like Disco Dancer, Agneepath, Ghar Ek Mandir, and more.

However, Uthup is praised for her unique voice, which marked her from her contemporaries and made her a jazz trailblazer in Indian cinema in the 1970s. Among her popular songs are Ramba Ho, One Two Cha Cha, Shaan Se, and a few others.

Mithun Chakraborty expressed his happiness upon being awarded the honour in the arts, the veteran actor said, he is very happy. He said, in his entire life, he has never asked anyone for anything. He was in silence for a moment when he received the phone informing him that he was receiving Padma Bhushan since he had not anticipated it.

Usha Uthup said, she was happy. The legendary singer said she is bursting with happiness. Uthup said, she had tears in her eyes. This is the greatest moment of her life, in her opinion, to be acknowledged and valued by both your government and the county, she said. What more could a person ask for?, Usha Uthup added.

In addition to the two previously mentioned artists, Padma Bhushan was also given to Pyarelal Sharma, a member of the legendary music combo Laxmikant-Pyarelal.

On the eve of Republic Day’s 75th anniversary, the Padma Awards were revealed. The award honours outstanding achievements in a range of disciplines.

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