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Bollywood actress Kangna Ranaut addresses media as veteran BJP leader Shanta Kumar (R) looks on, at Palampur in Kangra district.

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Bollywood actress Adah Sharma spotted at Bandra, in Mumbai.

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Bollywood actor Sanjay Dutt spotted at Bandra, in Mumbai.

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Actor Tom Cruise wears a face mask to prevent the spread of COVID-19 as he greets fans during a break from shooting Mission Impossible 7, along Rome's Fori Imperiali avenue.

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Bollywood actor Jacqueline Fernandez sits on a horse at the Mahalaxmi Racecourse, in Mumbai.

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Actor-turned politician Khushbu Sundar addresses a press conference a day after joing BJP, in Chennai.

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Actor-turned politician Khushbu Sundar addresses a press conference a day after joing BJP, in Chennai. Khushbu joined BJP after quitting the Congress party.

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Bollywood actress Manushi Chhillar poses for a photograph at YRF Studios, in Mumbai.

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Actor-turned politician Khushbu Sundar being welcomed by BJP workers on her arrival at the airport in Chennai. Khushbu yesterday joined BJP after resigning as Congress party spokesperson.

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Actors Tom Cruise, center, climbs on to a police car during the shooting of the film Mission Impossible 7, by Christopher McQuarrie, in Rome.

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Bollywood actor Ranbir Kapoor rides bicycle at Juhu in Mumbai.

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Actress Pakhi Hegde during Jann Vikas Party press conference ahead of the Bihar Assembly elections, in Patna.

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In this file photo, Amitabh Bachchan recites the poems of his father the late Harivansh Rai Bachchan during an event at Amanora Park Town in Pune. Bachchan celebrates 78th birthday on Sunday.

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In this file photo, Amitabh Bachchan showcases a creation during the HDIL India Couture Week in Mumbai. Bachchan celebrates 78th birthday on Sunday.

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In this file photo, film actors Amitabh Bachchan, Shah Rukh Khan and Kamal Hasan seen interacting with each other during the inauguration of '23rd Kolkata International Film Festival', in Kolkata. Bachchan celebrates 78th birthday on Sunday.

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In this file photo, bollywood actor Amitabh Bachchan waves to his fans at his residence in Mumbai. Bachchan celebrates 78th birthday on Sunday.

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Fans cut a cake as they celebrate the 78th birthday of Bollywood actor Amitabh Bachchan, in Jammu.

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Bollywood star Amitabh Bachchan celebrates 78th birthday on Sunday.

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In this file photo, Bollywood star Amitabh Bachchan, left, along with his wife Jaya Bachchan, second left, daughter-in-law Aishwarya Rai-Bachchan and son Abhishek Bachchan have light moments as they pose for photographers during a charity event in aid of education for underprivileged children in Mumbai. Bachchan celebrates 78th birthday on Sunday.

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In this file photo, Veteran actor Amitabh Bachchan being felicitated at the inauguration of the 50th International Film Festival of India (IFFI-2019), in Panaji, Goa. Amitabh Bachchan celebrates 78th birthday on Sunday.

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In this file photo, President Ram Nath Kovind presents the Dada Saheb Phalke Award for the year 2018 to veteran Bollywood actor Amitabh Bachchan, conferred for his contribution to the Indian film industry, at Rashtrapati Bhawan in New Delhi. Amitabh Bachchan celebrates 78th birthday on Sunday.

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Bollywood actress Vidya Balan spotted at Bandra, in Mumbai.

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Look closely—a faint glimmer of modernism hangs over this vision, as hang boughs and tendrils floating in lush green. Encased thus, Amyra Dastur is caught mid-movement in a self-indulgent twirl. A tight halterneck wrap and a loose-flowing skirt that seems to have generously borrowed its swirling colours from Matisse, Miro and Chagall lend this brief interlude from the studios a dash of carefree solemnity. A ‘bohemian’ look? It was, about a century back. Can you believe she’ll doff all this for Bagheera, opposite Prabhu Deva? What a fall!

A man wearing an oversized shirt is strangely diminished, even if he’s cast in a heroic mould. A large (men’s) shirt can only be sensualised by a woman—from Brigitte Bardot and Marilyn to Madonna, it’s a proven fact. The latest to try the unbuttoned, tightly loose, crumpled charm upon us is Alicia Vikander, the Swede who inherited the badass, arrow-slugging, gun-toting mantle of Lara Croft from Angelina Jolie in the Tomb Raider movies. The next instalment, thank heavens, is postponed. Yeah, cut out the common, rough stuff. If you want a piece of her, get transported with the demure, seductively rebellious Alicia to 17th century Amsterdam in Tulip Fever. Or wait for The Glorias, a biopic of feminist author and journalist Gloria Steinem.

Look at this carefully crafted portrait of Priyanka Chopra for her “tell-all” memoir, Unfinished. Move aside for a moment the fact that she hasn’t much significant to divulge. This shows her in a unique stage—the brief, ripe state of actresshood where, while inhabiting glamour, they don’t seem to strive for it. The book will plough through her childhood in India, NY and Boston—some good folks in the last two places, we hear, had racially jeered at teenage Priyanka. “I am a product of traditional India and its wisdom,” she declares. Oh lordy! You think she’s taking it easy now? Nah. Coming up: Matrix 4 opposite Keanu Reeves, Sangeet, a series coproduced with husband Nick Jonas, and a turn as Anand Sheela, Guru Rajneesh’s confidante and heir. That’s just a sprinkling. Calls for volume two.

Bollywood actor Ranbir Kapoor rides a bicycle at Bandra in Mumbai.

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Bollywood actress Rhea Chakraborty arrives at Santacruz police station, in Mumbai. Rhea was granted bail yesterday by Bombay High Court in a drug case linked to late actor Sushant Singh Rajput's death.

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Bollywood actress Rhea Chakraborty leaves in her car after she was granted bail by Bombay High Court in a drug case linked to late actor Sushant Singh Rajput's death, in Mumbai.

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Bollywood actress Rhea Chakraborty leaves after she was granted bail by Bombay High Court in a drug case linked to late actor Sushant Singh Rajput's death, in Mumbai.

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In this file photo, Bollywood actress Rhea Chakraborty leaves Bandra police station after being questioned in connection with late actor Sushant Singh Rajput's death by suicide case, in Mumbai. The Bombay High Court on Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2020 granted bail to Chakraborty, arrested over the drugs-related charges in actor Sushant Singh Rajput's case.

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Bollywood actor Anupam Kher meets Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan at his residence, in Bhopal.

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Bollywood actress Shilpa Shetty arrives at Bhuntar Airport, in Kullu.

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Bollywood actors Hiten Tejwani, Shawar Ali, Ashutosh Kaushik, Hemant Pandey, Ekta Jain, Kavita Tripathi, Zaid Sheikh, Rajkumar Kanojia, and director Dushyant Pratap Singh shoot for their film 'Shatranj' during unlock 5. 0, in Mumbai.

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Bhim Army chief Chandrashekhar Azad and Bollywood actress Swara Bhaskar during a protest against the alleged gang-rape of a 19-year-old Dalit woman in Uttar Pradesh’s Hathras, at Jantar Mantar in New Delhi.

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Those who take stock of glamour, ascribing rank and passing judgement, ignore Mandira Bedi at their peril. For as the rest of us moan and groan, throwing sharp glances as the next human sneezes, she has coolly taken herself away to Maldives, to soak in the sun, as if she hadn’t enough of it back home. Consequently, her insta feed gurgles with ‘paradise city’, ‘utter gratitude’ and other sundry platitudes. But it all comes to this: Mandy in a black bikini, eyes shaded in the same shade, showing us that she, at 48, still can balance herself effortlessly. “The right mix of great food and so much activity,” she titters. It must be gratifying that the activity shows more than the food.

Kolkata Knight Riders team owner Shah Rukh Khan watches the match between Kolkata Knight Riders and Rajasthan Royals during the Indian Premier League 2020, at Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai.

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Actress Jodie Comer, wearing a face visor to protect from coronavirus, leaves the set of the Last Duel, an historical drama-thriller film directed by Ridley Scott, at Cahir Castle in Cahir, County Tipperary, Ireland.

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Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari with Union Minister of State for Social Justice and Empowerment Ramdas Athawale and film actress Payal Ghosh, at Raj Bhavan in Mumbai.

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Bollywood actor John Abraham spotted outside a studio at Bandra in Mumbai.

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In this combo image, is seen Bollywood actresses Deepika Padukone, Shraddha Kapoor and Sara Ali Khan at the NCB office for questioning in a drug probe related to late actor Sushant Singh Rajput's death, in Mumbai.

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Bollywood actress Sara Ali Khan arrives at the NCB office for questioning in connection with a drug case related to late actor Sushant Singh Rajput's death, in Mumbai.

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Bollywood actress Rakul Preet Singh leaves the NCB office after being questioned in connection with drugs case related to actor Sushant Singh Rajput's death case, in Mumbai.

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Bollywood actress Rakul Preet Singh on her way to NCB office to be questioned in connection with drugs case, in Mumbai.

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Bollywood actor Rakul Preet Singh arrives from Bengaluru, after she was summoned by NCB in a Bollywood drugs probe, in Mumbai.

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Bollywood actor Rakul Preet Singh arrives from Bengaluru, after she was summoned by NCB in a Bollywood drugs probe, in Mumbai.

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Bollywood actress Sara Ali Khan spotted at Juhu, in Mumbai.

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Bollywood actors Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh arrive at Mumbai International Airport, after the former was summoned by NCB in a Bollywood drugs probe, in Mumbai.

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The little black dress, or its handmaiden, the little black swimsuit, has at various points been honoured by the gracious form of Anushka Sharma. But priorities, in tune with sudden turns in life’s course, change dramatically. So here we have Anushka, happily gloating in a mumsy black number, showing off the outward swell of the precious kernel in her that grows every day. Does pregnancy lead people to wax pop spiritual? Her captions (check them on Instagram) to this adorable picture would suggest so!

Audiences of Bengali cinema had been unduly favoured by Nusrat Jahan—only they, it seemed, had a birthright to that bewitching smile, or the unending appeal of those pair of eyes. That changed before the 2019 LS polls—her finest hour, when she strode the arclight like never before. Now a Trinamool MP, she had receded into a silence most unbecoming of an Indian politician. Till a video-chatting app used her image without permission to peddle their piddly tidbit. The poor dafooses could be blamed only to a point, but Nusrat, in an unforgiving mood—this is her on the occasion of Mahalaya, as Ma Durga, a blend of strength, charisma and beauty—has pulled in the Kolkata Police. ‘Action’, we hear, is promised.

Forced ‘at homes’ during the pandemic drove entire legions into the inviting arms of OTT platforms, desi or phoren. But as millions sat agape before their tellys, gripping their armrests, their souls craved for the hushed, darkened experience of a movie theatre. It makes perfect sense to be screen-ready when cinemas open to meet pent-up demand. The makers of Indoo ki Jawani, we hear, are geared up for an October release—the lure of an open field will happily marry the unquenched thirst for the widescreen—a thirst likely to be slaked by the fresh, tangible, allure of Kiara Advani. A Ghaziabad girl navigating online dating? Who wouldn’t like that smile, the knot of braided hair and her funny foibles magnified manifold?

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File photos of Bollywood actors (L-R) Deepika Padukone, Shraddha Kapoor, Rakul Preet Singh, and Sara Ali Khan who are summoned by the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) in the Bollywood drug probe linked to the death of Sushant Singh Rajput.

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Zendaya accepts the Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series for "Euphoria" during the 72nd Emmy Awards telecast on ABC.

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In this video grab, Jennifer Aniston, left, and Jimmy Kimmel sanitize the winner's envelope while presenting the award for outstanding lead actress in a comedy series during the 72nd Emmy Awards broadcast.

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In this video grab, Mark Ruffalo accepts the award for outstanding lead actor in a limited series or movie for "I Know this Much is True" during the 72nd Emmy Awards broadcast.

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In this video grab, Jimmy Kimmel, right, speaks with actors, from left, Lisa Kudrow, Jennifer Aniston and Courteney Cox during the 72nd Emmy Awards broadcast.

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In this video grab, Jason Bateman appears in the audience surrounded by cardboard cutouts during the 72nd Emmy Awards broadcast.

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In this video grab, Catherine O'Hara accepts the award for outstanding lead actress in a comedy series for "Schitt's Creek" during the 72nd Emmy Awards broadcast.

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In this video grab, Eugene Levy accepts the outstanding lead actor in a comedy series award for "Schitt's Creek" as his son and castmate Dan Levy looks on at right during the 72nd Emmy Awards broadcast.

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In this video grab, Jennifer Aniston presents the award for outstanding lead actress in a comedy series during the 72nd Emmy Awards broadcast.

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Bollywood actor John Abraham and Bollywood film director Mohit Suri spotted at Bandra, in Mumbai.

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Bollywood actress Payal Ghosh leaves after registering a complaint against filmmaker Anurag Kashyap at Versova Police Station, in Mumbai.

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Tollywood actor and TMC MP Mimi Chakraborty during the launch of Lifestyle's 'Pujo Collection' ahead of Durga puja festival, in Kolkata

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Bollywood actress Urvashi Rautela spotted at Juhu, in Mumbai.

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Bollywood actor Tiger Shroff spotted at Juhu, in Mumbai.

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A ship, like a wandering pilgrim, drops anchor at many harbours, but gets the deepest solace of its soul only in one—the Alexandria, say, of Lawrence Durrell, or the Singapore of Conrad. We, too, in our weekly peregrination, alight on many pretty creatures, till we revisit the unending charm of Disha Patani. What new do we know from this photo? That she’s a cat person, that her clothes hang in an open cabinet, and that “dewy look” that she’s peddling is just an excuse for a solemn pose. Before you lose yourself amidst those parted lips, take note of the sunflowery dress. Is there anything she can’t carry off?

Blackened is his hair and blackened is his beard, and black his Iron Man t-shirt, but Saif Ali Khan looks an interloper among young people. Yet Rani, through vivacity, willpower, a well-chosen orange dress and that indistinguishable smile that we dream of intermittently, has earned the right to enter the club of ageless beauties. Tough pandemic conditions under which the shooting of Bunty Aur Babli 2 were completed must have tired the older duo of the lead cast, but youngsters Siddhant Chaturvedi and debutante Sharvari—linger a while over her; she wears a disarming dishiness—could have danced all night.

Kannada actress Aindrita Ray (C) with her spouse Diganth at central crime branch for the inquiry in connection with drug case, in Bengaluru.

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Italian actor Pierfrancesco Favino poses with the Coppa Volpi for Best Actor at the closing ceremony of the 77th edition of the Venice Film Festival, in Venice, Italy

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British actress Vanessa Kirby poses with the Coppa Volpi for Best Actress at the closing ceremony of the 77th edition of the Venice Film Festival, in Venice, Italy.

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Bollywood actor Tamanna Bhatia spotted outside a salon at Khar in Mumbai.

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Kannada actress Ragini Dwivedi comes out of the KC General Hospital after a medical test in connection to a probe by Central Crime Branch in an alleged drug abuse case in the Kannada film industry, in Bengaluru

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Kannada actress Ragini Dwivedi (red dress) and Sanjjanaa Galrani (behind) come out of KC General Hospital, after a medical test in connection to a probe by Central Crime Branch in an alleged drug abuse case in the Kannada film industry, in Bengaluru.

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Bollywood actress Kangana Ranaut gestures as she leaves her residence to meet Maharashtra Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari, at Raj Bhawan in Mumbai.

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Bollywood actor Nora Fatehi spotted at Bandra, in Mumbai.

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Actor Diego Boneta poses for photographers upon arrival at the premiere of the film 'Nuevo Orden (New Order)' during the 77th edition of the Venice Film Festival in Venice, Italy.

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Actors Diego Boneta, left, and Naian Norvind pose for photographers upon arrival at the premiere of the film 'Nuevo Orden (New Order)' during the 77th edition of the Venice Film Festival in Venice, Italy.

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Actress Monica del Carmen poses for photographers upon arrival at the premiere of the film 'Nuevo Orden (New Order)' during the 77th edition of the Venice Film Festival in Venice, Italy.

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Actress Naian Norvind poses for photographers upon arrival at the premiere of the film 'Nuevo Orden (New Order)' during the 77th edition of the Venice Film Festival in Venice, Italy.

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Bollywood actor Kangana Ranaut inspects her office, where the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation conducted a demolition drive, at Pali Hill in Mumbai.

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Bollywood actor Kangana Ranaut inspects her office, where the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation conducted a demolition drive, at Pali Hill in Mumbai.

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Bollywood actor Kangana Ranaut waves as she arrives at her office, where the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation conducted a demolition drive, at Pali Hill in Mumbai.

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Actress Donatella Finocchiaro poses for photographers upon arrival at the premiere of the film Le Sorelle Macaluso (The Macaluso Sisters)' during the 77th edition of the Venice Film Festival in Venice, Italy.

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Actor Luigi Petrucci poses for photographers at the photo call for the film 'La Verita Su La Dolce Vita' during the 77th edition of the Venice Film Festival in Venice, Italy.

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Actress Eleonora De Luca poses for photographers upon arrival at the premiere of the film Le Sorelle Macaluso (The Macaluso Sisters)' during the 77th edition of the Venice Film Festival in Venice, Italy.

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A touch of our dear departed Divya Bharati? A dash of Sridevi added to it? Is that the reason television’s Shilpa Shinde has such a hold on viewers? Why, the hair, worn old-style, and that white dress won’t tarnish that overwhelming imp­ression. The news is that the star of Gangs of Filmistaan has taken umbrage at the selfishness of comedian Sunil Grover. That prima donna, apparently, lays claim to the best gags, leaving everyone, including Shilpa, feel like spare parts. While we acknowledge that requires some talent to do that, we also have a policy of a firm hand with cads who hog the limelight. Enough said. Have to look up this Grover chap though!

He steps down purposefully from a Volkswagon-ish van, sharply sweatered and jacketed, classic sneakers poised to give chase to a quarry, as a ’60s Jaguar coupe slows down in deference. That’s Akshay Kumar in the Scotland set of his ‘spy-thriller’ Bell Bottom. The stills we have seen doesn’t feature that signature article of clothing, but its symbolic use would conjure up ’70s Europe, from ABBA to the Rolling Stones, from long-haired beauties in turtle-necked sweaters to square-jawed Clint Eastwood. Bollywood makes a hash of the ‘look’ of period pieces, its actors hopping like marionettes in shiny clothes. Can the Scottish studio impart a well-worn look to this caper?

Actress Bahira Ablassi poses for photographers at the photo call for the film 'Laila in Haifa' during the 77th edition of the Venice Film Festival in Venice, Italy.

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Actress Anna Foglietta poses for photographers upon arrival at the premiere of the film 'Notturno' during the 77th edition of the Venice Film Festival in Venice, Italy.

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Bollywood actress Kangana Ranaut arrives at Mohali International Airport before she left for Mumbai, in Chandigarh.

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Bollywood actress Kangana Ranaut arrives at Mohali International Airport before she left for Mumbai, in Chandigarh.

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Narcotics Control Bureau officers take Bollywood actress Rhea Chakraborty, who has been sent in judicial custody till September 22 by a local court, to Byculla women jail, in Mumbai. She was arrested in a drugs case linked to her boyfriend and actor Sushant Singh Rajput's death yesterday.

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Actresses Naama Preis, left, and Bahira Ablassi pose for a selfie photograph at the photo call for the film 'Laila in Haifa' during the 77th edition of the Venice Film Festival in Venice, Italy.

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Bollywood actor Rhea Chakraborty is taken for a medical test after being arrested by the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) in connection with drugs-related allegations in the late actor Sushant Singh Rajput's death case, from NCB office at Ballard Estate, in Mumbai.

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Kannada actress Sanjjanaa Galrani being detained in connection to a probe by Central Crime Branch in an alleged drug abuse case in the Kannada film industry, in Bengaluru.

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Actress Maja Ostaszewska poses for photographers upon arrival at the premiere of the film 'Sniegu Juz Nigdy Nie Bedzie (Never Gonna Snow Again)' during the 77th edition of the Venice Film Festival in Venice, Italy.

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Actress Weronika Rosati poses for photographers upon arrival at the premiere of the film 'Sniegu Juz Nigdy Nie Bedzie (Never Gonna Snow Again)' during the 77th edition of the Venice Film Festival in Venice, Italy.

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Actors Christopher Abbott, from left, Katherine Waterston, director Mona Fastvold and actress Vanessa Kirby pose for photographers upon arrival at the premiere of the film 'The World To Come' during the 77th edition of the Venice Film Festival in Venice, Italy.

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Actress Sandra Milo poses for photographers upon arrival at the premiere of the film 'Dorogie Tovarischi (Dear Comrades)' during the 77th edition of the Venice Film Festival in Venice, Italy.

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Actress Julia Vysotskaya poses for photographers upon arrival at the premiere of the film 'Dorogie Tovarischi (Dear Comrades)' during the 77th edition of the Venice Film Festival in Venice, Italy.

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Bollywood actor Sanjay Dutt spotted outside Yash Raj Studio, in Mumbai.

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