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Bollywood news on June 2: Richa Chadha shares concerns as cyclone Nisarga approaches Mumbai and more

Cyclone Nisarga comes weeks after Super Cyclone Amphan hit West Bengal, Odisha and Bangladesh.

Written by Priyanka Sharma , Komal RJ Panchal | Mumbai | Updated: June 2, 2020 6:42:11 pm
richa chadha cyclone nisarga Richa Chadha extends her prayers as Mumbai braces for cyclone Nisarga.

We are finally entering a phase in which offices and businesses are opening in non-containment zones after months of coronavirus-induced lockdown.

Maharashtra government has announced that film and TV production can resume in areas outside the containment zones. This has to be done, the guidelines say, with proper arrangements like the presence of an ambulance, doctors and nurses. The temperature of the cast and the crew would be duly checked by a dedicated personnel.

Pregnant women and those above the age of 65 will not be allowed on the set, since they are especially vulnerable to the coronavirus infection.

TV and film producer Ekta Kapoor has welcomed the move. She tweeted, “Would like to express my sincerest gratitude to the honourable @CMOMaharashtra UddhavJi, for considering our requests to begin work in a phased out manner by easing restrictions on films and television shooting.”

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18:08 (IST)02 Jun 2020
Badhai Ho director Amit Sharma makes short film on transgender community

About the short film, Amit Sharma said, “We are conditioned to protect and nurture our loved ones. In an unfortunate event, we will first secure our own families, and then our friends and wider social circle. Then we think of or reach out to others, albeit a few who have sacrificed their lives serving humanity. We do this because they are our blood, our friends, and we feel certain emotions towards them.

Unfortunately, there is no emotional connect with the transgender community because we as a whole society have decided to look the other way while they are left to rot and fend for themselves in any way possible. And that's the chord we want to hit with this film. We need to realise they too are human, pulsating with life every passing moment. And once we feel for them, nobody will have to tell us what to do. It will come from within to protect and nurture them as we do our own family."

Amitabh Bachchan shared the clip on his Instagram story.

17:57 (IST)02 Jun 2020
Wajid Khan's mother tests positive for Coronavirus

Sajid and Wajid Khan’s mother Razina Khan has tested positive for coronavirus. A source close to the family confirmed the news to indianexpress.com. The source said, “Razina ji has tested positive too. She is at the hospital and is stable. She will be there for some more days, and then will be home quarantined.”

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17:32 (IST)02 Jun 2020
Kangana Ranaut shows sister Rangoli's new house

After decorating sister Rangoli's house during the lockdown, actor Kangana Ranaut has shared pictures of the beautiful home in Manali on her social media handle.

17:20 (IST)02 Jun 2020
Akshay Kumar says climate change is a grave reality we are facing

Preparing for World Environment Day, which is on June 5th, Bhumi Pednekar shared a video on her social media platforms featuring Akshay Kumar, where he says, “Our Beautiful Planet that has sustained us now needs us to protect it more than ever. During this time we as a community must tread carefully and act immediately. A lot of damage has been done and climate change is a grave reality that all of us are facing.

"Today, the one wish that I have is that we all work towards rebuilding mother nature by the simplest act of planting trees. I consider this as one of the most basic and efficient deeds that we can exercise individually and also urge others to do so. Let us do our bit to heal and rebuild the only planet we have, so join me and become a Climate Warrior.”

16:51 (IST)02 Jun 2020
Tiger Shroff wishes to be a background dancer in Ghungroo 2.0 in War sequel

Vaani Kapoor in an “Ask Me Anything” session on her Instagram handle was asked by a fan how her experience was working in War with Tiger Shroff. Vaani tagged Tiger and asked him if he enjoyed working with her in the film.

Considering both Tiger and Vaani's characters did not share screen space in War and were killed, Tiger gave a funny reply while sharing the post. He wrote, "Hopefully both of us come back to life for the sequel and I can be a background dancer in Ghungroo 2.0 behind you and Kabir (Hrithik Roshan)."

16:05 (IST)02 Jun 2020
Richa Chadha asks Cyclone Nisarga to “please be kind”

Richa Chadha shared a video of Cyclone Nisarga forming over the Arabian Sea and making it's way towards Mumbai. The city is on red alert as it braces for its first-ever cyclone, which is reportedly developing over the Arabian Sea. It is the second to be forming near India in a fortnight, after Cyclone Amphan caused widespread destruction in West Bengal and parts of Odisha on May 20.

15:09 (IST)02 Jun 2020
Rhea Kapoor calls sister Sonam Kapoor “best roommate”

Soon after the first lockdown was announced in March, Sonam Kapoor flew from London directly to her Delhi home with husband, Anand Ahuja. This is the first time ever since the actor got married, that she has not been able to meet her family in Mumbai. Today, her sister and producer Rhea Kapoor shared on her Instagram story how she misses Sonam. Sharing a throwback picture of the two of them tucked in bed, Rhea wrote, “best roommate”.

13:56 (IST)02 Jun 2020
Deepika Padukone and Ananya Pandey share movie recommendations

Deepika Padukone and Ananya Pandey took to Instagram and shared the movie they watched and truly loved. Deepika, in her Instagram story, shared a poster of Ben Affleck's 2010 film, The Town and wrote, “watch it now”. The Town is an American crime thriller co-written, directed by and starring Ben Affleck. It is adapted from Chuck Hogan's 2004 novel Prince of Thieves.

Ananya Panday also recommended 2018 film Eighth Grade. Sharing the poster of the film, she wrote “Please watch this.” The Bo Burnham directorial is a coming of age comedy drama, starring Elsie Fisher.

13:08 (IST)02 Jun 2020
Sonakshi Sinha turns 33 today

Sonakshi Sinha is celebrating her 33rd birthday at home with her family due to the lockdown in the aftermath of the coronavirus pandemic. Sonakshi's Dabbang 4 co-star Saiee Manjrekar and many other friends from Bollywood wished her on various social media platforms.

12:53 (IST)02 Jun 2020
Malaika Arora shares various stages of her lockdown

Malaika Arora who started cooking when the coronavirus-induced lockdown was first announced in March, has now shared various stages of her time at home in a social media post. The fitness enthusiast posted a collage of her pictures on Instagram. Malaika has been staying home and spending time with her son Arhaan Khan and pet dog Casper.

 
 
 
 
 
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My various stages of lockdown... #stayhomestaysafe #staysane

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12:41 (IST)02 Jun 2020
Climate change is real: Amitabh Bachchan

Megastar Amitabh Bachchan today tweeted that people needed to create more awareness about climate change. Bachchan posted ahead of the World Environment Day on June 5. "Climate Change is upon us, is real. Stand up, do your bit protect Mother Nature .. On World Environment Day, my #OneWishForTheEarth pledge to be climate conscious, create awareness within families & communities. Every minute counts, be a #ClimateWarrior," the Gulabo Sitabo star wrote.

12:28 (IST)02 Jun 2020
Tusshar Kapoor's son Laksshya turns 4

Actor Tusshar Kapoor took to Instagram to wish his son Laksshya on his fourth birthday today. Calling his son a “gift from God” Tusshar shared a picture with him. Tusshar Kapoor welcomed Laksshya in August 2016. He chose to become a single parent by opting for surrogacy.

11:59 (IST)02 Jun 2020
Shah Rukh Khan's Meer Foundation helps toddler at Muzaffarpur railway station

Last week, a clip of a toddler at Muzaffarpur railway station in Bihar tugging at a piece of cloth covering his dead mother, went viral. Actor Shah Rukh Khan's Meer Foundation has now reached out to help the toddler seen in the video. Shah Rukh Khan through his organisation has pledged to help the distressed child stating “I know how it feels” to lose a parent.

18:16 (IST)01 Jun 2020
Two years of Bhavesh Joshi

It has been two years since Harshvardhan Kapoor starrer vigilante action film, Bhavesh Joshi Superhero released. The film's production house took to their social media platforms and wrote, “It began with an idea. It then became a journey. And the journey has now became a legacy. #2YearsOfBhaveshJoshiSuperhero” Actor Priyanshu Painyuli also shared a few Instagram stories answering fan questions. When a fan asked him if there will be a sequel to the film, he wrote, “I hope it happens.. it deserves it...”

18:15 (IST)01 Jun 2020
Two years of Veere Di Wedding

The Kareena Kapoor, Sonam Kapoor, Swara Bhasker and Shikha Talsania starrer Veere Di Wedding clocks two years today. Swara shared on her Instagram how this “women centric film” introduced her to a “stellar bunch of boss ladies.”

She wrote, “The film that broke glass ceilings and the idea that ‘women centric फ़िल्में खुलतीं नहीं हैं’, the film that proved that girlfriends are the best bros, the film that introduced me to a stellar bunch of boss ladies and the film that gave my trolls a reason to exist- Ungli 🤣🤣🤣❤️❤️❤️ @rheakapoor @ektarkapoor @ruchikaakapoor only you ladies could’ve pulled this one off! @ghoshshashanka only you could’ve survived this! @kareenakapoorkhan @sonamkapoor @shikhatalsania ONLY YA’LL! 💓💓💓 #RheaKapoor @nidsmehra #mehulsuri thank you for #SakshiSoni !”

 
 
 
 
 
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Two years to the film that was not a ‘chick flick’, the film that broke glass ceilings and the idea that ‘women centric फ़िल्में खुलतीं नहीं हैं’, the film that proved that girlfriends are the best bros, the film that introduced me to a stellar bunch of boss ladies and the film that gave my trolls a reason to exist- Ungli 🤣🤣🤣❤️❤️❤️ @rheakapoor @ektarkapoor @ruchikaakapoor only you ladies could’ve pulled this one off! @ghoshshashanka only you could’ve survived this! @kareenakapoorkhan @sonamkapoor @shikhatalsania ONLY YA’LL! 💓💓💓 #RheaKapoor @nidsmehra #mehulsuri thank you for #SakshiSoni !

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16:35 (IST)01 Jun 2020
Ajay Devgn contributes oxygen cylinders, ventilators to Dharavi hospital

Bollywood star Ajay Devgn has donated oxygen cylinders and two portable ventilators for a new 200-bed makeshift hospital in Dharavi, which has become Mumbai's Covid-19 hotspot. The actor made the contribution through his production house, Ajay Devgn Films Foundation, a source close to the development told indianexpress.com.

15:57 (IST)01 Jun 2020
Sonu Sood sends over 1000 migrant workers to Uttar Pradesh, Bihar by train

After helping thousands of stranded migrant workers in Mumbai to get back to their hometowns in buses, actor Sonu Sood has now started facilitating their return via trains. The migrants left for Uttar Pradesh and Bihar in two special trains from Thane station on Monday.

Opening up about the same, Sonu Sood said in a statement, “The trains with the migrants left today from Thane to Uttar Pradesh and Bihar. We have arranged meal kits and sanitisers for all our travellers. I thank the Maharashtra Government for their support. I am making sure to do everything in my capacity to help our migrants. I have pledged to not stop until the last migrant reaches home.”

Also Read | Sonu Sood sends over 1000 migrant workers to Uttar Pradesh and Bihar by train

14:57 (IST)01 Jun 2020
Filmmaker Anurag Kashyap launches a new production company, Good Bad Films

Filmmaker Anurag Kashyap, who dissolved his earlier production house Phantom Films in 2018, on Monday announced that he has established a new banned, Good Bad Films. Kashyap revealed the update on Instagram, sharing the new company's logo design and the pictures of his partners - Dhruv Jagasia and Akshay Thakker. His upcoming directorial Choked, which is set to stream on Netflix from June 5, will be the first project under Good Bad Films.

13:50 (IST)01 Jun 2020
R Madhavan turns 50

Fondly known as Maddy, the actor debuted in the Hindi film industry with Rehna Hai Tere Dil Mein. He won hearts with memorable roles in films like 3 Idiots, Guru, Rang De Basanti and more. Madhavan's work in the Tanu Weds Manu franchise received immense critical appreciation. His upcoming film, Rocketry: The Nambi Effect is a biography of Nambi Narayanan, a former scientist and aerospace engineer of the Indian Space Research Organisation.

Here are some rare pictures of Madhavan on his 50th birthday:

13:24 (IST)01 Jun 2020
Sanjay Dutt remembers Nargis on her birth anniversary

Actor Sanjay Dutt in an emotional social media post wished his late mother, actor Nargis on her 91st birth anniversary today. The actor, posted a video with throwback family pictures. He wrote, “To the best actress...To the best wife...To the best mother...Happy birthday ma, love you!”

 
 
 
 
 
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Happy Birthday Ma, miss you❤️

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Music composer-singer Wajid Khan passed away in the wee hours of Monday due to renal ailment and coronavirus. He was 42.