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Bollywood news on May 28: Shah Rukh Khan celebrates AbRam’s birthday reading out his favourite book and more

Shah Rukh Khan's wife Gauri Khan today shared a video from AbRam's birthday celebration.

Written by Priyanka Sharma , Komal RJ Panchal | Mumbai | Updated: May 29, 2020 11:52:56 am
shah rukh khan abram srk abram birthday Shah Rukh Khan with his youngest son, AbRam.

Since Maharashtra chief minister Uddhav Thackeray has discussed the possibility of resumption of film shoots in green zones last week, various film bodies have proposed safety recommendations for shooting.

Producers Guild of India announced on Monday a Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) – ranging from medical check-up of cast and crew, sanitasation of the studios before the shoots to having two junior doctors and a certified nurse present on set in two different shifts, with an ambulance on stand-by all the time for the first three months of the shoot.

The following day, FWICE issued a similar set of guidelines. The CM’s multiple meetings with stakeholders from the entertainment industry followed by the announcement of shooting guidelines have brought a sigh of relief to Bollywood, which like many other industries, has been on a standstill for more than two months now.

The dialogue between the industry and the state government came in the wake of written requests to Thackeray by FWICE and IMPPA, seeking permission to resume post-production. Thackeray has said his government would consider providing rent concessions to production houses which have their sets erected in the Film City.

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17:57 (IST)28 May 2020
Two years of Akshay Kumar's Padman

Akshay Kumar today took to his social media platforms to celebrate two years of Padman. The R Balki directorial is inspired by the life of social activist Arunachalam Muruganantham, a social entrepreneur from Tamil Nadu, who invented a low-cost sanitary pad-making machine. Muruganantham started a conversation about generating awareness about the need to eradicate unhygienic practices around menstruation in rural India. Padman also starred Sonam Kapoor and Radhika Apte in pivotal roles.

17:52 (IST)28 May 2020
Remembering legendary filmmaker Mehmood Khan on his 56th death anniversary

It has been 56 years since legendary filmmaker Mehmood Khan passed away. Mehboob Khan was a pioneer producer-director in the Hindi film industry, best known for directing the social epic Mother India, which won the Filmfare Awards for Best Film and Best Director, two National Film Awards, and was a nominee for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film. Mehboob studio in Bandra, Mumbai was founded by Mehboob Khan in 1954.

        Film star Joy Mukherjee, V Shantaram, Sadhana, Mehboob Khan and S Mukherjee. Express archive photo

Fatima Sarda Akhtar (3rd from left), Waheeda Rehman, Film producer director Mehboob Khan, Achala Sachdev and Nazir Khan. Express archive photo

Producer FC Mehra, Raj Kapoor and Mehboob Khan. Express archive photo
17:05 (IST)28 May 2020
Kartik Aryan asks fans to do his ‘tareef’

Kartik Aryan took to his social media platforms and shared a sun-kissed selfie. He wrote along, “Thodi Tareef Karo Please Bohot Mann Kar Raha Hai 🔥” Kartik who is known to have a strong bond with his fans has been missing the action due to the coronavirus induced nation-wide lockdown. A few days ago, the actor had said that he wants to get back to work and would take a pay-cut if it helps the daily wage workers in the industry.

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Thodi Tareef Karo Please Bohot Mann Kar Raha Hai 🔥

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16:40 (IST)28 May 2020
Randeep Hooda wishes Sarbjit's sister Dalbir Kaur on her birthday

Actor Randeep Hooda took to his social media platforms to wish Sarbjit's sister Dalbir Kaur on her birthday today. Sharing a picture with Sarbjit Singh's sister Dalbir Kaur, Hooda wrote, “As I wished @dalbir4275 a happy birthday .. she’s been busy doing #Seva in #Bhikhiwind #India #Punjab #DalbirKaur #sisterlove #sarbjit #reel2real” Randeep had played Sarbjit in the 2016 Omung Kumar directorial that had Aishwarya Rai Bachchan portraying the role of Dalbir Kaur onscreen.

16:18 (IST)28 May 2020
Shah Rukh Khan reads out AbRam's favourite book on his birthday

Gauri Khan today revealed that superstar husband Shah Rukh Khan read to their son AbRam his favourite book on his seventh birthday. AbRam celebrated his birthday with family at home on Wednesday. Gauri Khan shared a video of the father-son duo reading "Scary Stories" with a song playing in the background. "Listening to 'scary stories. Birthday celebrations with his favourite book, his favourite song and his favourite person...," she wrote.

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Listening to ‘scary’ stories. Birthday celebrations with his favourite book, his favourite song and his favourite person... ❤️

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15:10 (IST)28 May 2020
Salman Khan releases the audio of his Eid song "Bhai Bhai"

Salman Khan released the video of a special Eid song on Monday, where the actor is seen spreading the message of unity and brotherhood towards every religion. Today, Salman took to his social media platforms to announce the release of "Bhai Bhai" audio version. He wrote, “Video toh dekh liya, now listen to #BhaiBhaiAudio."

About the song, Salman had earlier said in a statement, “Since we couldn’t release our film on this Eid, I have worked on a very special song for all my wonderful fans. It is called ‘Bhai Bhai’ as it celebrates the spirit of brotherhood and unity. Eid is the best day to release this as it is also the festival that brings people close to each other. I hope people enjoy the song as much as I did while making it for them.”

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Video toh dekh liya, now listen to #BhaiBhaiAudio (Link in bio) @thesajidwajid @ruhaanarshad_official @adityadevmusic @danishsabri12 @niketan_m @saajan_singh23 @taaleemmusic

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15:06 (IST)28 May 2020
Esha Deol shares a throwback picture with mother Hema Malini and grandmother Amba

Actor Esha Deol has shared an old picture of herself, her mother Hema Malini and her late grandmother Amba. Esha is the toddler in the photograph. Feeling nostalgic, Esha wrote,“ #throwbackthursday #threegenerations my Grandma Amba ( #jayachakravarty), my mamma @dreamgirlhemamalini & me ! #stayhome #staysafe”

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#throwbackthursday #threegenerations my Grandma Amba ( #jayachakravarty), my mamma 🤗♥️♥️♥️🧿@dreamgirlhemamalini & me ! #stayhome #staysafe

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14:06 (IST)28 May 2020
Kajol asks, “is there a right way to selfie?”

Kajol shared a selfie on her instagram handle and wrote, “Upside down selfie in an upside down world! Is there a right way to selfie? Or is it each to his own .... hmmmm . That’s a thought !” The actor had recently appeared in a short film titled Devi. She will next be seen in Renuka Shahane's generational family drama, Tribhanga, which marks her Netflix debut.

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Upside down selfie in an upside down world! Is there a right way to selfie? Or is it each to his own .... hmmmm . That’s a thought ! #selfcare #selflove #allpaths #nojudgement

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14:05 (IST)28 May 2020
Watch the trailer of Eeb Allay Ooo!

The makers of Eeb Allay Ooo! have released the film's trailer on YouTube. Presented by Anurag Kashyap, it marks the debut of Prateek Vats. Eeb Allay Ooo! tries to make a point about the contract labour economy of India. The film is a part of the global line-up for We Are One Global Film Festival.

13:00 (IST)28 May 2020
Shraddha Kapoor goes grocery shopping with brother

Actor Shraddha Kapoor and her brother Siddhanth Kapoor ventured out to buy groceries today in Mumbai. Following all the lockdown norms, the brother-sister duo donned protective face masks and gloves. The actor shared a selfie with her brother and wrote, “Groceries adventure with my bhaiya @siddhanthkapoor ”

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Groceries adventure with my bhaiya @siddhanthkapoor 💜

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12:58 (IST)28 May 2020
Malaika Arora shares her morning ritual

Malaika Arora has shared her morning ritual on Instagram today. The actor, through a sun-kissed video, shared how important it is to get a daily dose of vitamin D even as we are locked into our homes amid the Coronavirus outbreak.

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12:26 (IST)28 May 2020
Maharashtra Governor appreciates Sonu Sood's efforts in helping migrant workers

The Governor of Maharashtra, Bhagat Singh Koshyari, has appreciated actor Sonu Sood's efforts in sending migrant workers stranded in Mumbai back to their hometowns. Koshyari shared in a tweet, “Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari called up actor, filmstar @SonuSood and complimented him for his dedicated work in facilitating the safe transportation of migrant people from various states to their home states.”

12:24 (IST)28 May 2020
Amitabh Bachchan shares still photos from Kabhi Kabhie and Gulabo Sitabo

Amitabh Bachchan has shared throwback pictures of himself and compared how he used to look when he was shooting for Kabhi Kabhie in 1976, and how, after 44 years, he looks in Gulabo Sitabo.

Sharing a picture collage of then vs now pictures, the 77-year-old actor shared his experience while working on the evergreen song ‘Kabhi Kabhi Mere Dil Mein’ from Kabhi Kabhie. He wrote, “Srinagar, Kashmir .. ‘KABHI KABHIE’ .. writing the verse for the song ‘kabhi kabhi mere dil mein khayaal aata hai ..’ AND .. Lucknow, month of May .. 44 years later ( 1976 to 2020 ) Gulabo Sitabo .. and song playing .. ‘ban ke madaari ka bandar.. ‘kya the, aur kya bana dia ab !!!

11:35 (IST)28 May 2020
Saif Ali Khan-Rani Mukerji's Hum Tum completes 16 years

Director Kunal Kohli today took to Twitter to mark 16 years of his hit romantic comedy Hum Tum, which starred Saif Ali Khan and Rani Mukerji in the lead roles. Mentioning how the YRF film had a pop culture impact, Kohli tweeted, "#16yearsofHumTum always felt films will always have X years they complete. What’s the big deal. The big deal is if they survive the test of time & made a difference to cinema like #HumTum did. Thank you Adi for believing in it. We both know what we went thru to make it."

11:34 (IST)28 May 2020
Vicky Kaushal hits seven million followers on Instagram

Bollywood star Vicky Kaushal has thanked fans for their love as he has touched the seven million mark on Instagram. "Hope my kisses come flying into your hearts. Parivaaar badh raha hai. Shukriya! #7M" Vicky wrote alongside a photo of himself.

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Hope my kisses come flying into your hearts. Parivaaar badh raha hai. Shukriya! #7M 🤗😘❤️

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11:14 (IST)28 May 2020
Sushmita Sen talks about her “stable relationship” with Rohman Shawl

Sushmita Sen has shared a workout video of herself and partner Rohman Shawl on Instagram. Opening up about what it takes to have a “stable relationship”, Sushmita has appreciated Rohman for being trustworthy and strong. Sharing the video, she wrote, “ I love you my tough guy @rohmanshawl. A stable relationship needs a balanced center, flexible mind, mutual strength & deep trust. How symbolic this posture!!! #sharing #us #togetherness I love you guys!! #fly”

11:12 (IST)28 May 2020
Riddhima Kapoor shares happy pictures of late Rishi Kapoor

Riddhima Kapoor recently shared Rishi Kapoor’s pictures from her wedding. Riddhima also posted pictures of her daughter Samara with Rishi Kapoor and Neetu Kapoor, and captioned it, “My forever favs.” She then shared a photo of the family with legendary singer Lata Mangeshkar and wrote, “Good times”.

17:50 (IST)27 May 2020
Akshay Kumar donates 45 lakhs to CINTAA

Akshay Kumar has donated 45 lakhs to Cine and TV Artistes' Association (CINTAA). Senior Joint Secretary of CINTAA, Mr Amit Behl confirmed the news to

Behl said, “Akshay Kumar has sent Rs 3000 directly to bank accounts of 1500 cine and TV workers. Additional to this amount of 45 lakhs, the star has said that he is willing to help more cine employees and that we should just send him their bank accounts. Even Sajid Nadiadwala has also come forward to help. He has asked us to help him with a list of people who have not received help yet.”

17:47 (IST)27 May 2020
Vidya Balan debut production to premiere at We Are One film fest

Actoṛ Vidya Balan's maiden production Natkhat will have its world premiere at the We Are One: A Global Film Festival on June 2. The short film, that addresses patriarchy and toxic masculinity, has been included in the Mumbai Film Festival line-up for the 10-day digital event, which marks the coming together of 20 film fests across the world.

Vidya Balan, who also plays the lead role in Natkhat, said, "Due to this unimaginable and mind-numbing COVID-19 crisis, while film festivals across the globe have been cancelled, digital festivals such as We Are One come as a hope for viewers and filmmakers. I am really happy and excited to showcase our film on this platform. Natkhat is a very special film because it addresses something that is extremely pertinent in these times while also delivering a strong message."

14:52 (IST)27 May 2020
Randeep Hooda says not to spread panic over Uttarakhand forest fire

Actor Randeep Hooda, who is an avid nature and wildlife lover, shared that the forest fire in Uttarakhand this year is not alarming, and people should not believe false news.

Randeep called out the unverified information doing the rounds and tweeted, “Forest fires are a natural phenomenon that rejuvenates the forest & they happen every per my research, this year #forestfires have been relatively low in #Uttarakhand so far..pls don’t compare them to Australia & the Amazon & spread panic” He also compared the forest fire statistics of 2019 and 2020 to reiterate the fact.

Bollywood star Akshay Kumar has made a contribution of Rs 45 lakhs to Cine and TV Artists Association (CINTAA) to support the workers from the industry, who have been hit by the coronavirus-induced lockdown.