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Leaving no stone unturned

Dedicated  : Akshay KumarKhiladi 786 is as much a Himesh Reshammiya film as it is an Akshay Kumar film. But it seems that while Himesh is all okay with the way the film is shaping up, Akshay, who is making a comeback in action films with this movie, isn’t.  

The actor and co-producer wants his second innings in action to be as perfect as his first and hence, has now approached none other than the legend Amitabh Bachchan himself to be a part of the project. A source close to the project says, “Big B has been approached for a role in Khiladi 786. The team went to him for the narration and interestingly, he liked it very much. But he hasn’t given his consent to it yet.”

While for the crew, this means a further delay in starting the project, for Akshay, who plans to kickstart his stagnant career with the support of Big B, it’s time to be patient.  

A return to television

The voice behind a zillion hit songs over the last six decades, Asha Bhosle has returned to TV at the age of 79. The singer will judge Sahara One’s upcoming music reality show Sur Kshetra that pits Indian singers against Pakistani singers.

Composer-singer-actor Himesh Reshammiya and Pakistani pop singer Atif Aslam will be heading the respective teams of six singers picked out of the auditions conducted in six cities across India and Pakistan.

Asha Bhosle is not the only judge on the show. Her Pakistani counterpart is likely to be ghazal singer Abida Parveen.

Bangladeshi singer Runa Laila is also expected to be a part of the jury, which will comprise two or three other singers or composers as rotating judges.

Dreams come true

Follow your dreams and your dreams will come true! That’s what model-turned-actress Deepika Padukone did ever since she realised her true calling. An ardent fan of superstars Madhuri Dixit and Sridevi, Deepika would be lost in their songs as a young girl. Deepika would often find herself draped in saris, worn by her idols, and dancing like them.

Today, Deepika, who is known for her perfect body and dazzling smile, is a sought-after actress in Bollywood. Her first film Om Shanti Om, opposite Shah Rukh Khan, was the perfect debut a newcomer could ever dream of.

There was no looking back for her after that. This beauty who is rated as one of the top actresses today never believed in participating in beauty contests. “Who is to judge beauty?” asks Deepika. No wonder then, she truly believes that beauty lies in the eyes of the beholder.

A top contender on the show ‘India’s Glam Diva’, this charmer says that she is in the most comfortable phase of her life — a bright future to look forward to, living alone in the city of dreams with good friend Siddhartha Mallya by her side, big projects in her kitty and loads of fans following her all the way.

Will she win ‘India’s Glam Diva’? Watch the show, which is coming soon on Big CBS Love, to learn more about your favourite diva.

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