National Award winning television and Bollywood actress Surekha Sikri suffered a brain stroke on Tuesday morning and has been admitted to a local hospital in Mumbai. The 75 year-old Balika Vadhu and Badhaai Ho actress suffered the stroke at 11am and was rushed to the hospital by her nurse. "I rushed her to the hospital and she is currently being treated," the nurse told Mumbai Mirror. This is the second time Sikri has suffered a stroke. She had suffered one in 2018, soon after Badhaai Ho released, and she had not been able to resume work for nearly a year. Sikri faced financial curse more so because of the lockdown where most actors were out of work with no new movies or serials being shot. Also, even after the lockdown was lifted, seniors actors initially were not allowed to shoot. Sikri had, earlier this year expressed concern over the government not allowing senior artists to work for fear of contracting the Coronavirus. The senior actress had said in an interview that she needed to … [Read more...] about Badhaai Ho director and actor come together to help Surekha Sikri
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Malayalam Superstar Mammootty is celebrating his 69th birthday today (September 7) and social media has been flooded with special wishes from fans and several celebrities from South cinema. In an illustrious career spanning for over four decades, the versatile actor appeared in over 400 films, played a diversified range of roles and challenged himself by experimenting with his characters, looks, dialects or anything which is out of his comfort zone Fondly called as Mammuka by his fans, Mammootty made his debut in Telugu cinema with K Viswanath’s Swathi Kiranam in 1992 and perfectly portrayed the role of an egotistic music teacher who gets envious of the extraordinary talent of his prodigious young disciple. After featuring in the 1997 film Surya Putrulu, the national award-winning actor made his Tollywood comeback after two decades with Mahi V Raghav’s Yatra, a biopic which focussed on the iconic padayatra of former Chief Minister of AP, YS Rajasekhara Reddy. Meanwhile, … [Read more...] about Mahesh Babu and Chiranjeevi wish Mammootty on his 69th birthday
As part of his research, Vijay visited a few schools for children with special needs. “I would sit and observe their mannerisms and behaviour. I was also helped by trainers and family. The boy is looked down upon, but he fights deforestation by planting medicinal plants and trees everywhere he goes.” … [Read more...] about Sanchari Vijay: ‘Taledanda’ is close to my heart
Even before the pre-production formalities are yet to kick-off, ‘Tanhaji’ director Om Raut’s upcoming film ‘Adipurush’ is grabbing the headlines for its cast and technical crew. Starring ‘Rebel Star’ Prabhas in the titular role, every news, scoop and gossip regarding the massive project has been doing the rounds on the internet. Initially, speculations went rife that national award-winning actress Keerthy Suresh will essay the leading lady role of Sita in the epic 3D actioner, but from the past few days, grapevine suggested that Kiara Advani is the final choice. However, here comes the news which will surely blow your mind. According to a report in Pinkvilla, Bollywood actress Anushka Sharma is the top contender for the role of Sita in ‘Adipurush’. A source told the entertainment portal “Om Raut recently met Anushka and narrated the whole idea of the film. She was blown away by his vision. In fact, their meeting had a very … [Read more...] about “Adipurush”: Anushka Sharma in consideration for Sita’s role in the Prabhas starrer?
While Ayushmann also shared his thoughts on teaming up with UNICEF and said, "I am very pleased to partner with UNICEF as a celebrity advocate. I believe that everyone deserves the best start in life. As I watch my children play in the safety and happiness of our home, I think about all the children who never get to experience a safe childhood and grow up with violence at home or outside. With UNICEF, I look forward to supporting the rights of the most vulnerable children, so that they grow up as happier, healthier, educated citizens in nurturing environments free from violence." On the professional front, Ayushmann is all set to team up with 'Kedarnath' director Abhishek Kapoor for his next. Vaani Kapoor is reported to play the female lead in the film which is expected to go on floors in October. Read AlsoAyushmann Khurrana shares a sweet picture with his ‘Badhaai Ho’ co-star Surekha Sikri; wishes her a speedy recovery … [Read more...] about Ayushmann Khurrana teams up with David Beckham to end violence against children