A sessions court on Wednesday convicted two persons for the murder of actor Meenakshi Thapa in 2012. The headless body of Meenakshi was found in a water tank in Allahabad nearly a month after the murder.
Mumbai, Feb 26 (ANI): Celebrating Sanjay Dutt's release, Bollywood celebrities welcomed Dutt with open arms. Apart from celebs wishing the actor on social media, many of them, including Sophie Choudry, Shakti Kapoor and R. Madhavan, visited actor's residence to welcome him. Dutt's family and friends, including wife Manyata Dutt and filmmaker Rajkumar Hirani, were present outside the Yerwada jail in Pune to receive him on Thursday morning. Dutt was arrested for possessing a prohibited weapon AK 56 rifle under the Arms Act, in the Mumbai serial bomb blast case. Expressing his happiness, actor Shakti Kapoor said he met Dutt and could see drastic change in his behaviour. He further said Sanjay is a versatile actor and he will surely help him in whichever way he needs it.
Mumbai, Feb 25 (ANI): After walking out from Pune’s Yerwada jail, Bollywood actor Sanjay Dutt on Thursday visited Mumbai’s Siddhivinayak Temple, where his fans in large number gathered to see him. 56-year old Dutt was released after being jailed for 42 months in connection with an arms case related to the 1993 Mumbai blasts on Thursday morning. The actor walked out of jail around eight months ahead of the completion of his term after a reprieve was granted to him on grounds of his good behaviour.
Pune, Feb 25 (ANI): Bollywood actor Sanjay Dutt who walked free from the Yerawada jail on Thursday morning said there is no easy walk to freedom. He also praised his fans and said that he is there because of the support of his fans. Dutt, who served 42 months under the Arms Act in the 1993 Bombay blast case, kissed the ground and saluted the Yerawada jail and policemen standing outside before moving out of the main gate. His wife Manyata Dutt and filmmaker Raj Kumar Hirani were present to receive him. Dutt waived hands at the fans waiting outside the jail complex. The 56-year-old actor went to Pune airport and is likely to board a chartered plane for Mumbai. Dutt will offer obeisance at the famous Siddhivinayak temple in.
Mumbai, Feb. 24 (ANI): With actor Sanjay Dutt set to walk out of Yerwada Jail in Pune on Thursday after serving 42 months under the Arms Act in the 1993 Bombay blast case, social activist Pradip Bhalekar on Wednesday filed a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) in the Bombay High Court against his early release. Questioning the "special treatment" given to the actor, the PIL, which is likely to be taken up by the court on Thursday, sought the cancellation of the Maharashtra Government's decision to grant him a remission. The PIL urged the court to order the actor to serve his entire five-year sentence.
Mumbai, Feb 23 (ANI): A restaurant owner in Mumbai will celebrate actor Sanjay Dutt's release from Yerwada central prison on February 25 by serving a special dish called 'Chicken Sanju Baba' for free at his restaurant Noor Mohammadi. Owner said the recipe of this dish has been personally given to him by Sanjat Dutt.
Mumbai, Feb 17 (ANI): Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis and actor Aamir Khan on Wednesday launched an initiative, Satyamev Jayate Water Cup, to solve the problem of water crises in villages of Maharashtra. Khan urged people to come together and make this ‘Jalyukt Shivar Abhiyan’ a civil movement to help the farmers. Khan informed that the initiative is the first step of the state government to make the state drought-free by 2019. Aamir informed that a personal advisory panel has been formed for the initiative that includes prominent faces, including Ratan Tata, Mukesh Ambani and Sachin Tendulkar.
New Delhi, Feb 17 (ANI): Bollywood actress Kareena Kapoor Khan was very excited when director R.Balki approached her for his upcoming film ‘Ki and Ka.’And the first person to know about this was of course, her nawab, Saif Ali Khan.During the trailer launch, Kareena said that Saif was extremely proud after seeing the first promo of the film. Actor Arjun Kapoor, who was really happy to receive praise from Saif, said it is an honour for him to get appreciated by someone who has mastered the art of portraying playful characters.‘Ki and Ka’ is an upcoming Indian romantic comedy-drama film written, directed and produced by R. Balki.The film, which redefines stereotypical roles of genders, will see Kareena in the character of an ambitious marketing manager while Arjun Kapoor essays the role of a homemaker.The film is scheduled to release on April 1.
New Delhi, Feb 17 (ANI): Director R.Balki is yet again all set to leave audience spellbound with his upcoming romantic drama film, `Ki and Ka.`The director is attacking stereotypical representation of genders in the society through the film by switching and redefining the roles of the male and female protagonists.Balki is extremely proud of his leads Kareena Kapoor Khan and Arjun Kapoor, because both actors do not forgot their identities while swapping ‘stereotypical’ gender roles.Arjun plays woman of the house and Kareena plays the role of a man in the film, and by doing so, they give a subtle message to society that interchanging gender responsibility is nothing to be ashamed of but a way to make this world a better place to live in.`Ki and Ka`, starring Kareena Kapoor Khan and Arjun Kapoor, will release on April 1.
New Delhi, Feb 17 (ANI): Bollywood actor Arjun Kapoor agrees that before his upcoming rom-com ‘Ki and Ka’, he never understood how selfless housewives are, and that’s the reason why he wants every man to watch this flick. Arjun believes that ‘Ki and Ka’ is a conversation starter, but not an opinion. It is a way to make society realise that anything and everything cannot be measured on the basis of gender. The actor also said that no gender has the right to overpower the other. ‘Ki and Ka’ is an upcoming Indian romantic comedy-drama film written, directed and produced by R. Balki.
New Delhi, Feb 11 (ANI): Bollywood actress Richa Chadda, who has won appreciation for her consistent portrayal of unconventional characters, is set to grab attention again with her sensuous avatar in an upcoming film 'Cabaret'.But the actress, who says that this role is more of an experiment, said she felt extremely comfortable in portrayal of her role in the film.Richa is playing the character of a dancer in 'Cabaret,' which is a story about a small town girl who gets success in Mumbai.'Cabaret', directed by Kaustav Narayan Niyog, will release on May 6.