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Post on Oct 24, 2018
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While fans of India’s global sensation Priyanka Chopra are waiting to hear about her wedding date, the actor is busy making memories with her ‘Bae’ Nick Jonas. On Wednesday, Priyanka shared a love-soaked photo with the American singer where the two can be seen striking a romantic pose. Along with the photo, the Quantico actor wrote, “Bae ❤️@nickjonas.”

Priyanka, who will next be seen in The Sky Is Pink, also posted a video of fiance Jonas performing at the TIDAL annual benefit concert. “Amazing @nickjonas,” read the caption. Other photos from the concert have surfaced on several fan pages. Earlier too, we have seen the Desi girl of Bollywood cheering and hooting for Jonas at his music concerts.

Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas made their relationship official in India with an intimate roka ceremony. The couple have been quite expressive about their love ever since. Their several photos together have often invited frenzy of their fans on social media. The two are expected to tie the knot this year and according to reports, Priyanka has zeroed in on Jodhpur as the wedding destination.

On the work front, Priyanka Chopra will be seen in Hollywood movie Cowboy Ninja Viking, where she will be sharing screen space with Chris Pratt. Her Bollywood outing The Sky Is Pink also stars Farhan Akhtar and Zaira Wasim.

Post on Oct 24, 2018
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Actor Shahid Kapoor’s wife Mira Rajput, 24, showed of her newborn son, Zain Kapoor, for the first time at the Mumbai airport. Mira gave birth to their second child in September and after waiting for weeks, we almost got a glimpse of his sweet face on Tuesday. New airport photos and videos on social media show Mira as a hands-on, loving mom to her children, son Zain and two-year-old daughter Misha Kapoor.

The sweet photos show the doting mother-of-two cradling her newborn son Zain as they made their way outside the airport, although the baby’s face was hidden under a blanket. They were accompanied by Misha and a nanny who tended to the little girl. New mom Mira wore black skinny jeans and a simple white tee for the family travels.

After welcoming son Zain on September 5, actor Shahid Kapoor reflected on how becoming a father for the second time had affected his work and life in general. A couple of days after Zain’s birth, he revealed the name of their newborn son on Twitter. “Zain Kapoor is here and we feel complete. Thank you for all the wishes and blessings. We are overjoyed and so grateful. Love to all,” he wrote in his tweet. He also thanked Mira’s doctor in a special post.

Shahid Kapoor and Mira Rajput have been an adorable duo since they tied the knot in July 2015 at Delhi. The couple are also parents to two-year-old daughter Misha. On the work front, Shahid will begin work on his new film, a remake of Telugu hit Arjun Reddy. He will also be seen in a biopic on Asian gold medallist boxer Dingko Singh.

Post on Oct 24, 2018
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The phrase “women oriented” maybe a popular word in cinema now but actor Renuka Shahane says television, for one, has always been a medium dominated by female actors whether the content is progressive or regressive.
The 52-year-old actor, who led shows such as Mrs Madhuri Dixit and Kora Kagaz in the 1990s, says with the arrival of daily soaps, she decided to lay low.

“Whether it is progressive or regressive, TV has always been a women’s medium. Most of the heroes and heroines of the small screen have been women. In that sense, I have done much more TV than films. In the ’80s and ’90s films, women were not given meaty roles except a Sridevi once in a while.

“I have been privileged to get really good stuff when television was in its Golden Age. Then, I kind of took a backseat at the right time when the daily soaps took over and it changed the profile of television totally. It’s still women oriented. But I look out for roles that are progressive, which is a rarity on TV,” Shahane told PTI in a telephonic interview.

The actor, who became a household name after 1994 release Hum Aapke Hain Koun!, says she took a sabbatical after she gave birth to her first son, Shauryaman in early 2000s as she always wanted to be around for her children.
Shahane is married to fellow actor Ashutosh Rana and the couple shares another son, Satyendra.

“I was very clear about being a hands-on mother. I wanted to do that for a long time. I enjoyed seeing them growing up. And I wasn’t missing work much anyway as the content that was being made did not excite me much. So I didn’t feel like going out of my way to work,” she says.

Now that they are grown up, the actor is stepping out and reclaiming her place. The actor currently stars in the second season of Dice Media’s webseries What the Folks, which explores how modern-day families grow together despite their differences.

She believes the digital space has emerged as a great platform today.  “It has opened a whole new world. You can relate with the content that was being done in the ’90s on TV, but of course, in a modern context because things in the digital sphere are always on par with what is going on globally,” she says.

“What the Folks” first installment saw Nikhil  caught in a bittersweet relationship with his wife Anita’s parents, when he moves in with them for a few days.

Season two, which is currently streaming on YouTube, introduces Nikhil’s parents played by Shahane and Shishir Sharma. Shahane describes her character Vandana as a modern working woman who is unlike TV’s stereotyped mother-in-law.

“Vandana doesn’t have the typical saas-like expectations from both her son and daughter-in-law. She has a great sense of humour and has a sane head on her shoulders. She shares a very warm and casual relationship with them. She is more like a buddy to them in a family that believes in communicating with each other.”

Shahane says it would be “condescending” to say that daily show format has pushed TV back. “A daily soap has its own benefits and it has given a lot of popularity and glamour to so many actors, actresses and the people behind the camera. So I don’t want to put down any of that. It is just that there’s no variety of content. It’s okay if you have regressive content but if you only have regressive content, then it is hammered 24-hours a day and it doesn’t make an impact on the society.”

She says channels need to be a lot more responsible than what they are today. “They should subsidise some shows which are progressive. They might not work, which is okay but I feel in the days of Doordarshan or even in the beginning of the satellite TV, that was an important part of the bouquet, a term the channels used that they would cater to different sections of the society. And now strangely, what we see is the same kind of shows with different actors.”

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