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Rajinikanth is fine, moves out of ICU
The prayer of million fans has finally been heard by God. Matinee idol Rajinikanth who was in ICU for couple of days has finally been moved out of the ICU. The actor has shifted him to the normal ward. To avoid infections, Rajini was shifted to the ICU.

Doctors informed that before moving him out of the ICU, extensive tests were carried out and only after confirming that he is doing absolutely fine, he was shifted to the normal ward.

Rajinikanth has food by his won and spend time in the hospital watching IPL matches. Doctors said that he is doing fine and will be discharged from hospital very soon. Hospital authorities have restricted visitors and he was allowed to spend time with his family members only.

His son-in-law Dhanush is very thrilled and updated the fans about the superstar’s heath. "Happiest day of my life!! Superstar is shifted from ICU to normal room. If anyone has any doubts you are free to investigate at SRMC hospital.

Bipasha Basu Stopped and Searched!
Bollywood’s bombshell Bipasha Basu is usually in the news for her fashion or love affairs; however the star made news at Mumbai airport today. Bips was travelling back from London and caused ciaos at the Mumbai airport when stopped by the customs.

So what happened? Apparently when she walked through the green channel and her luggage was scanned, she was found with goods above the permissible limits, for which she was duly interrogated and had to pay taxes.
It’s no surprise that B-town celebrities go crazy shopping abroad, however this time Bips had gone overboard with her shopping having no idea that she was required to pay taxes.

It’s been reported the star was questioned for hours, however later released after she paid Rs. 12, 000 in taxes. Of course the bombshell wasn’t leaving the airport without clarifying to the media; ‘I was asked to make an inventory of things and had to pay a tax of Rs 12,000. I had to pay for extra shopping expenditure. It was a routine check. I am clear now.’

Coincidently, Bollywood actress Minissha Lamba was detained by Mumbai customs a few days ago due to carrying undeclared jewellery of Rs. 50 lakh.

We hate to say it, but even the big stars in Bollywood can not get away without paying their taxes and maybe someone should inform them about the rules at customs.

Minissha detained for 16 hours for undeclared jewe
Bollywood actress Minissha Lamba, detained by Customs officials at the international airport for allegedly not declaring gold and diamond jewellery worth over Rs 50 lakh, was let off after 16 hours of questioning, officials said.

According to a senior customs officer, “We got a tip-off about her carrying jewellery above the permissible limit. We intercepted her at the green channel. Lamba was allowed to go at 1 am after 16 hours of questioning and recording of statement. She is likely to be called today as well”.

The 26-year-old actor, who landed at the Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport from Cannes, France via Dubai by an Emirates flight at 8.30 am, was crossing the green channel when she was intercepted by the Customs officials.

The actress walked the red carpet at the Cannes film festival last week. She has been charged with carrying Rs 50 lakh worth of jewellery above the permitted limit and was detained by custom officials.

She spent the afternoon being questioned about the jewelry and was arrested. A statement will be recorded and a case will be registered against her.

Pics of the actress after she was detained for allegedly carrying jewellery worth Rs 50 lakh
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Ishqiya sequel finally announced…
Last night, producers of the critically acclaimed film Ishqiya, announced its sequel

Ishqiya was a super success and for a long time, there have been speculations over a sequel. However, last night at a party the producers of the film, Shemaroo and Vishal Bhardwaj, announced the sequel with the same cast and crew.

A source said, “Ishqiya was a huge hit and was also critically acclaimed. The producers were very happy and were keen to make a sequel. However the film did not take off for a long time. Everything seems to be on track now and last night the film was announced at a private party at the producer Shemaroo’s office.

Arshad and Vidya were present when the film was announced, while Vishal, his wife Rekha, and Abhishek Chaubey were also present. Abhishek has an idea and the script is currently under finalisation. The film will go on the floors in the middle of this year.

The last draft is being written and maybe one or two people might be added. Vidya and Arshad are equally thrilled to do the sequel.”

The source added, “Abhishek was being offered to direct a film from several production houses. He too was in talks and there was a strong buzz that he was going to make a film with John Abraham. But it seems nothing did materialise.

Abhishek took a long break to decide his next film script and what he wanted to direct. Finally after this break, he has decided to direct his debut movie Ishqiya’s sequel.”

The producer of the film, confirmed the news and said, “Yes, we have announced the film. However, I will be in a better position to give you details in a few days.”
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Chitrangda Singh to judge reality show on televisi
Chitrangda Singh to judge reality show on television
She took everyone by surprise by her stunning good looks and equally applaud-worthy acting skills when she made her debut with Hazaaron Khwaishein Aisi. Post her marriage to Jyoti Randhawa, Chitrangda Singh disappeared for sometime but is back again and how. Not only does she have a fair share of work in films waiting for her but she is also all set to be a judge on a reality show on Imagine TV and will start shooting for the 13 episodes by the end of this month.

While Chitrangda is all set to plunge into this one, she will soon start shooting for Desi Boyz with Akshay Kumar. She is also anxiously waiting to start work on Sudhir Mishra's Yeh Saali Zindagi in which she is playing a musician who uses a man in love with her, to get the one she actually fancies. Sounds interesting and with an actor like Chitrangda at the in lead, it would surely be a good watch.
'Daddy Cool' producers deny plagiarism charges
New Delhi, Aug 20 : Maruti Pictures, the producers of upcoming comedy 'Daddy Cool', has dismissed rumours that the film is a copy of 2007 Hollywood film
'Death At A Funeral'.

The news came after rumour mills were abuzz that the Hindi movie is a copy of the Hollywood venture - in the name of inspiration.

Distributed by Big Pictures, "Daddy Cool" has been produced by Maruti Pictures' Ashok Thakeria and Indra Kumar.

"This is to clarify reports appearing in certain sections of the press about the upcoming Hindi film 'Daddy Cool' being a lift from the English film 'Death At A Funeral'," said a statement released here by Maruti Pictures.

"'Daddy Cool' has duly obtained permission from the producers of the English film to produce and release the film across the world... Big Pictures is releasing the film only after ascertaining the facts," the statement further read.

Releasing Aug 28, "Daddy Cool" has been directed by K. Murli Mohan Rao. It stars an ensemble cast including Sunil Shetty, Aftab Shivdasani, Javed Jaffrey, Aarti Chhabria, Ashish Chowdhry, Tulip Joshi, Kim Sharma, Sophie Choudry, Rajpal Yadav, Chunky Pandey and Prem Chopra.
Katrina not a Kaif
Ayesha Shroff wife of Jackie Shroff introduced Katrina to the world of Bollywood and now she is revealing startling secrets about the actress.

Ayesha says, “Katrina had an English surname, which was not easy to pronounce. She is not Katrina Kaif originally. She is Katrina Turquotte. We wanted to give her a surname which would be accepted by the Indian audience. First we thought of naming her Katrina Kazi, but then we thought Kazi would have a religious overtone. So we thought of Kaif.”

When quizzed about surname Kaif belonging to her Kashmiri father, Ayesha says, “If that’s what she says, you have to believe her. Her name on her passport that time was Katrina Turquotte.”
Sanjay Dutt's plea for suspension
Verdict reserved on Sanjay Dutt's plea for suspension of conviction (Lead).

New Delhi, March 30: The Supreme Court
Monday reserved its verdict on Bollywood star Sanjay Dutt's plea for suspension of his conviction in a criminal case to enable him fight the general elections.

A bench of Chief Justice K.G. Balakrishnan, Justice P. Sathasivam and Justice R.M. Lodha reserved the verdict amid strong opposition from the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) and various civil society groups to Dutt's plea for suspension of his conviction for possessing illegal arms in the run-up to the March 1993 serial bombings in Mumbai.

Dutt, sentenced to six years in jail by a Mumbai anti-terror court, moved the court early this month seeking parity with cricketer-turned-Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)parliamentarian Navjot Singh Sidhu, whose conviction in a case of unintentional killing was stayed by the apex court in 2007 to enable him contest elections.

As per electoral laws, a person convicted for a criminal offence and sentenced to jail for more than two years is barred from running for elections.

The Samajwadi Party wants to field Dutt from the Lucknow constituency, and he had already started campaigning there.

The apex court is likely to pronounce its judgement in a day or two.

The bench reserved its verdict after hearing a two-hour-long argument from various sides, including those of senior counsel Harish Salve, who made a strong case for suspending Dutt's conviction.

But the hearing took a dramatic turn towards its fag end when several civil society groups, represented by several senior counsels like former attorney general of India Soli J. Sorabjee, former additional solicitor general K.T.S. Tulsi and senior counsel Prashant Bhushan, put up a stiff resistance to Dutt's plea.

The three senior counsel opposed Dutt's plea contending that allowing him to contest the poll by suspending his conviction would open the flood gates for further criminalisation of the body politic and efforts to rid politics of criminal elements would suffer a permanent setback.

They argued that allowing Dutt's plea would lead to a deluge of similar pleas by 'all sorts of convicted criminals' before courts all over India for suspension of their conviction in criminal cases and that would eventually lead to flooding of parliament and state legislatures with criminals.

Appearing for the CBI, Additional Solicitor General Gopal Subramaniam too opposed Dutt's plea arguing that various relevant laws do not empower the court to suspend the conviction of a criminal.

The courts, at most, can suspend the sentence, entailing the conviction, and not the conviction per se, which could only be set aside by a court only after detailed examination of the evidence against the accused, Subramaniam said.

He also contended that Dutt's case cannot be compared with that of Sidhu, who had first won an acquittal from the lower court.

The law officer said when the Punjab and Haryana High Court convicted Sidhu, setting aside his acquittal, Sidhu was already an MP and did not incur immediate disqualification owing to the conviction.

He could have continued as MP simply by challenging his conviction by the high court, argued Subramaniam, adding that Sidhu, however, quit as Lok Sabha member and then came to the apex court for suspension of his conviction to fight election for the same seat that he had quit.

The courts should sparingly suspend the conviction of a criminal, said Subramaniam adding that the apex court should utilise its inherent power only in cases where the principles of natural justice have not been followed.

It should not use its power to facilitate a criminal to contest election, said Subramaniam.

Earlier arguing for Dutt, Salve sought suspension of his conviction saying that he had ended up procuring illegal arms from an underworld don under the genuine fears that his house and family were likely to be attacked by perpetrators of the communal riots in the metropolis after the demolition of the Babri masjid at Ayodhya in Uttar Pradesh.

Salve said that even the trial court convicting him on the charges of possessing illegal weapon has noted that he had no knowledge of the larger criminal conspiracy to bomb the metropolis.

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