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Delhi’s glitterati celebrates Aditya Aggarwal birthday
t was truly a night to remember. Delhi social circle turned out in full force at the birthday bash of PKG Lifestyle News’s chief Aditya Agarwal hosted at the K Boulevard lounge Saket New Delhi. With free flowing drinks and canapés it was the foot tapping music of DJ Money that made the guests dance till the wee hours of the morning. Designers, models, socialites and the whose who of the capital were spotted shaking a leg at this glamorous night while relishing the scrumptous snacks and mouthwatering cocktails. Among the prominent guests included designer Sadan Pande, publicist Viresh Verma, Nikhil Kumar, designer Chand Bakshi with hubby Vikky, Silvee and Vikram, Richa Sharma, Jatin Alhawadhi and Sultan Malik amongst others. The co-host of the evening Nikhil Luthra took personal care of the guests making sure that it was truly an evening that people would remember for long.
Chetna Nanda with freinds
Anuj Lalwani, Aditi Gupta
Deepak Kataria, L.O.C, Gurneet Sahni
harsh Singh, Akassh K Aggarwal with friend
Anshum Grover, Sultan malik
Mohit solnaki with gang
Sam Ahuja with gang
Vicky Bakshi,Silvee,Viresh Verma& Chand Bakshi
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Nidhi's bday bash ‘DEPRESSION took their lives’:
Deepika Padukone’s Live Love Laugh on Kate Spade, Anthony Bourdain’s suicide Pop star Lady Gaga on mental health: Keeping secrets makes you sick
op star Lady Gaga has urged people to speak up about their mental health, because she believes ”secrets keep you sick”. The 32-year-old musician, who has been vocal about her struggle with mental health, said she felt better once she had someone to confide in as keeping her battle to herself made her problems worse. Gaga spoke on the topic while presenting her mother, Cynthia Germanotta, with the Global Changemakers Award at Children Mending Hearts’ Empathy Rocks fundraiser. “I have struggled for a long time, both being public and not public about my mental health issues or my mental illness. But, I truly believe that secrets keep you sick. I realise that it’s actually safer to say how I feel,” she said. The singer stressed that empathy of others can help ease the process for those scared to speak up. Gaga said it is empathy and kindness that she and her mother are trying to spread through their Born This Way Foundation. “We bring people together to have real, honest conversations and to be kind. Kindness is not an afterthought to our work. It is the driving power for everything we do. It is the lens we view every challenge through. It is framing the way we put everything around every possible solution. “To me, almost every problem you can think of can be solved with kindness. At least it could be made better. Kindness has a soft undertone. Some-
times people think it is weak. It is tremendously powerful. It can change the way that we view each other. The way that we view our communities and the way that we work. Even the way that we feel about ourselves, by being kinder to ourselves. We need more kindness in the world,” she said. Gaga also acknowledged her mother Germanotta. “Thank you Mom for not being afraid of my darkest thoughts and for doing what many don’t realise goes very far: just holding my hand and running an organisation that helps hold the hands of others and join the hands of others. I love you.
The singer stressed that empathy of others can help ease the process for those scared to speak up. Gaga said it is empathy and kindness that she and her mother are trying to spread through their Born This Way Foundation. “Suicidal ideation feels like a spell and we have to have empathy. Be kind and help each other break that spell and live and thrive,” she concluded.
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victim of depression, Deepika Padukone has been actively championing the cause of mental health awareness. For this purpose, the Bollywood star also founded a charitable trust Live Love Laugh Foundation in 2015, that focuses on mental disorders, particularly depression. The recent deaths of fashion designer, Kate Spade and celebrity chef, Anthony Bourdain once again put the spotlight on one of the most concerning issues. Mostly swept under the carpet, the disease is a silent cry for help and according to WHO statistics, it strikes around 57 million Indians. The Live Love Laugh Foundation recently issued a statement on the deaths of these celebrities and addressed the concern on why someone, who seemed to ‘have it all’ would want to end their life. Here’s what they said: ”Every 40 seconds, a person dies by suicide (WHO). We are reminded of these grave statistics when the loss is centred around prominent individuals who are mourned across the world. Last week, the world lost two of its shining stars to the growing epidemic that is depression. They did not take their own lives. DEPRESSION did. Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain were pioneers in their respective fields. They both carved a niche for themselves by doing the unexpected. They not only changed the world of fashion and food forever but were also loved by millions across the world. To the outside world, they seemed ‘happy’. They seemingly “had it all”. Then how did they ‘fall’ into depression? We don’t ask why someone who “had it all” was detected with a fatal illness, why someone who “had it all’ broke their foot or why someone who “had it all” met with an accident.
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kuldeep nandrajog celebrated and hosted bday party of his wife "nidhi nandrajog " winner of radiance Mrs india; and vibrant mrs delhi ncr @ the theatre club and lounge in raddison blu. The night was full of music, light, drink and food. Most of the eminent personalities of Delhi were there like: Anjana kuthala, pooja Gupta, Dj Ana, Neeleshwari basak,Ruchika krishnani and many more. All the girls were in beautiful white attire like fairy's. The party was full of dance and dazzle.
Jyotsana Talwar & Kanak Ahuja
Annoo Kapoor & Dolly Jain.
Fashion entrepreneur Leena Bidani recently celebrated her Golden Rhaposdy birthday bash with her friends from the Delhi social circle at Ricks Bar, Hotel Taj Mahal. With free flowing Rose champagne setting the mood of the afternoon the gorgeous ladies were spotted dancing to house music in glory. Among the prominent faces of the capital included Sapna Maken, Manita Kohli, Garima Mehra, Gunjan Sodhi, Richa Sood and Gaganpreet Kapoor amongst others. Sonali Bhasin & Nidhi Chadha.
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Shweta Prabhakar & Suruchi Khanna.
Mahima Kundra & Radha Kapoor.
Priyanka & Sachin verma.
"Surkh"- Collection Launch by Akassh K Aggarwal
Abhishek and Barkha Nangia
Akassh k Aggarwal with LaxmiSaa.
Rajbir with Shaine Soni.
Shelly Aggarwal with Zehra
Recently Akassh K Aggarwal recently Launched his new collection"Surkh" with make in India concepts reviving old jewellery making technique with an evening dedicated to Women Empowerment social message. Many Well Known Faces were present at the launch and Congratulated The Young Entrepreneur. The Evening was followed by Drinks & Snacks.
Anubha Dawar, Deepika Kumar & Raveena.
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A guy from Mewat, Wedding Reception of Anuj Bidhuri Haryana. (India). Nephew of Ramesh Bidhuri Member of Parliament LS
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Launch of Maheri (Chun Lo Aasman) by VOWS in association with ONGC
alma Francis, Kalyani & Aminder Preet of VOWS recently hosted the "Launch of Maheri" a new clothing brand created by very talented & hardworking underprivileged Women in association with ONGC. The Launch was attended by many well known faces Like Sunil Sethi (President FDCI), Mr. Beni Kinha ( Nactar Factor ), Koyal Rana (Femina Miss India), Sh. Sanjeev Jain (Additional Distt & Sessions Judge),Shri Rajendra Pal Gautam (Minister for Social Welfare, Delhi Government), Shri Devesh Srivastava (Joint CP SER, Delhi Police) Honable Sh. Jagmohan Singh (Judge, & Secretary,South West DSLSA), Honable Sh. Ajay Goyal( ASJ Dwarka), Ms.Barkha Shukla Singh ( Former Chairperson Delhi Women Commision ), Jaspreet Singh Model, Harsh Singh Entrepreneur.
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Sunil Sethi & Salma Francis Barkha Singh.
Bhisham Singh & Aminder Preet
Hello everyone ,This is Amaan Khan .I am 24 .A well matured and well groomed guy.who,has done his graduation from Delhi University into the batch of 2011-2014. Basically I have been born and brought up in Mewat Haryana . I am very found of traveling ,I love to be around with my friends . Since I was in school I used to be an athlete guy.thats the reason why I am a fitness freak person. I listen music kind of 80’s songs. And I am big foodie guy .. I love to eat kababs.chicken tandoori etc..I want to be like John ab. The way he struggled he achieved whatever he wanted to get .. I always follow him . His routines ,his style etc I started thinking about my career when I was in second(2nd) year of my college life.after coming in Delhi I find my self falling for fashion and to be groomed . Then ,as few of my friends suggested me for modeling and event management work . Finally in the year of 2012 I gave wings to my dreams and I steped into modeling career . I worked for some designers ,shot for them .at the same time I started working as in event management. Sometimeas an organizer,sometime as a hostess and sometime as a coordinator. I groomed my self ,found some work to do and earned for my self so that I could support my self in financial condition..I always had a dream to become a star
and a good person..I have recently attended a fashion ramp show in NIFT as judge . I always carry my helping nature because I believe the person who helps other needy ,the person gets everything from God .. I try to stay away from those selfish people who always try to take an advantages of other’s opportunities. So that was a short and simple summary about Amaan Khan.
Are summery whites and creams starting to lose their charm? Is anyone else starting to really miss colour? To help us all deal, Janhvi Kapoor attended the trailer launch of her upcoming film Dhadak wearing a parrot green anarkali with a hot pink border to get everyone in the mood for bold colours. Quite frankly, she owned that colour combo. When Janhvi stepped out in this colourful Manish Malhotra anarkali on Monday, she proved, 1) Never underestimate bold colours in summer; and 2) Her forthcoming film promotion style is going to be one to watch. If your pastel outfits are starting to get monotonous, get ready to be inspired by Janhvi’s bold use of colour and enviable accessory game. Seriously guys, just save these pic for the next time someone says that primary colours are too harsh
for summers. Janhvi’s vibrant ensemble radiated cheer and perfectly suited the occasion. We can’t help but be wowed by the endless green flares on her gorgeous anarkali: She looked relaxed and colourful. Accessorising her glam ensemble with barely-there make-up, bejewelled drop earrings, a fistful of rings, and her hair styled in soft curls, Janhvi won o u r
kuldeep nandrajog celebrated and hosted bday party of his wife "nidhi nandrajog " winner of radiance Mrs india; and vibrant mrs delhi ncr @ the theatre club and lounge in raddison blu. The night was full of music, light, drink and food. Most of the eminent personalities of Delhi were there like: Anjana kuthala, pooja Gupta, Dj Ana, Neeleshwari basak,Ruchika krishnani and many more. All the girls were in beautiful white attire like fairy's. The party was full of dance and dazzle. Recently Ramesh Bidhuri (Member of Parliament Lok Sabha South Delhi) hosted a Grand Reception Party for his Nephew Anuj Bidhuri who recently got married to Sonia Bidhuri. Many Well Known Faces like LK Advani, Dr Harsh Vardhan, Ram Vilas Paswan, Ravi Shankar Prasad, Harsh Singh, Ms. Truna, Deepak Jain and many more were there to Congratulate and bless the newly wedded couple.
Anuj Bidhuri & Sonia Bidhuri.
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most youthful — fashionista. You’re applauding with us right now, aren’t you? We thought so. Now take a closer look at that incredible and flawless make-up. And when you’re done swooning over Janhvi’s gorgeous anarkali and beauty look, read how to wear denim like her. Have a good and (hopefully) colourful week!
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Exhausted yet wide awake? Get night sleep properly I nsomnia, or inability to fall asleep or stay asleep at night, is fast emerging as a huge global health concern. Stress at work, lack of physical exercise, high levels of tech engagement and poor sleep hygiene are some of the most significant factors causing insomnia. So make sure you are getting rid of it in smart ways. Ankit Garg, Cofounder and CEO of Wakefit. co and Devrath Vijay, Founder of the functional training studio, The Outfit list down five guaranteed means to cure insomnia Have an early dinner: Sleep scientists and medical researchers often stress on the importance of having at least 1.5-2 hours of gap between having dinner and hitting the bed. Otherwise, it may lead to indigestion, which can be a salient cause for insomnia. Change your mattress: An uncomfortable mattress can wreak havoc with your sleep, forcing you to toss and turn throughout your sleeping hours. It might also cause muscular pains, nerve pinching, body ache and prolonged damage to body posture. A lot of work is being done today to optimize the ergonomics and structural development of mattresses, with innovative mattress makers. Step into the sleep zone: Ensure that you do not carry work related materials, gadgets or entertainment devices to your ‘sleeping area’. Assign a particular ‘zone of relaxation’ and equip it with material that aids you in your
attempt to doze off peacefully. hour each day and keep taking stages of frustration where you Aromatic candles, Zen music, short walks and do freehand can’t sleep and your body feels calm repetitive simulated exercises while in the office. A completely drained out of ensounds such as raindrops sedentary lifestyle, too much ergy to function properly. can help bring the esof junk food and lazing on sential peace of mind the couch all day long will Scineeded to enjoy unonly bring those entists have deinterrupted sleep. extreme veloped an app that uses a simuTalk to a profeslated digital nurse to teach patients how to sional: While we recognise symptoms of heart attack and call emerspend our entire gency. Patients using the SAVE app are more likely to call working hours bean ambulance when they had symptoms and had fewer hospital ing busy and putting admissions, researchers said. “Most deaths from heart attacks occur up a brave face, it is within the first few hours of symptom onset,” said Jintana Tongpeth, a PhD only when our guard is student at Flinders University in Australia. “The death rate can be halved by down and we are alone getting patients to the hospital more quickly. Delays occur mainly because patients that panic and anxiety set don’t recognise symptoms or know to call an ambulance,” said Tongpeth. An avatar in and prevent us from fallis a simulated digital character that interacts by talking and using facial expressions and ing asleep. When panic and inbody language. The SAVE app uses an avatar, a nurse named Cora, to teach heart atsomnia show up togethtack warning signs and symptoms, and what to do when they occur. The app has er, it can be very hard four sections heart attack warning sign quiz; heart attack signs and symptoms, to differentiate beshowing which symptoms are more common in men versus women; what tween the two. to do when having a heart attack; heart attack warning signs test. During It is important the initial development phase, a pilot study in ten heart attack survivors to discuss our found that using the app improved symptom recognition and knowlworries, conedge about what to do. These results became the preliminary data for cerns and apa larger, statistically powered randomised controlled trial. Today reprehensions searchers present results of this first randomised controlled trial testing with somethe impact of using the app on knowledge and response to heart attack one who can symptoms. The trial randomly allocated 70 heart attack survivors to the help us battle app plus routine discharge information or routine discharge information our inner dealone (usual care group). App users received a tablet computer, with the mons before they app installed, to use at home for six months. Knowledge of symptoms and start manifesting appropriate responses was assessed in both groups at the start of the study themselves out- and at six months. Ambulance use and hospitalisations during the six month period wardly through were recorded. When symptoms occurred, app users were significantly more likely to call an ailments such ambulance (89 per cent) compared to the usual care group (43 per cent). During the six months, app users as insomnia. spent less time in the hospital for heart problems than patients in the usual care group (3.6 days versus 6.4 days on averExercise: A age, respectively). At the start of the study, patients in both groups had similar knowledge of heart attack symptoms and p h y s i c a l l y how to react. At six months, app users had significantly better knowledge of symptoms and how to react than those who e x h a u s t e d received routine discharge information alone. Some 85 per cent of app users said Cora had increased their confidence in body craves recognising heart attack symptoms and knowing how to react. “Our study shows that patients using an avatar-based app rest. Ensure are more likely to call emergency if they have heart attack symptoms and spend less time in the hospital. A larger trial is that you ex- needed to see if this translates into quicker treatment and increased survival,” said Tongpeth. “Nurses have limited time to ercise vig- provide discharge education and often encounter literacy and language barriers. This avatar app will be an essential tool orously for to help overcome these difficulties. The pictures do not require patients to read, and we are translating the content so that at least an Cora speaks 144 languages,” said Robyn Clark, a professor at Flinders University
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Why workplace food may not be healthy for you
f you are in the habit of having lunch from your workplace cafeteria, think twice. It tend to contain high amount of sodium and refined grains, calories and very little whole grains and fruit, leading to unhealthy eating putting you at risk of various disease including cancer, researchers warn. The study over 5,000 employees from a US firm, showed that nearly a quarter had food from work at least once a week and that the average weekly calories obtained was almost 1,300. The food tended to be high in empty calories — those from solid fats and/or added sugars — with more than 70 per cent of the calories coming from
food that was obtained for free. “Our results suggest that the foods people get from work do not align well with the recommendations in the dietary guidelines,” said Stephen Onufrak, epidemiologist at the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. “Since we found that a lot of the foods obtained by employees were free, employers may also want to consider healthy meeting policies to encourage healthy food options at meetings and social events,” he suggested. Workplaces can play more of a role to help ensure access to and promote healthier food options, the researchers said. They sug-
gest that employers could help their employees eat better at work by using worksite wellness programs to promote healthy options that are also appealing. They could also ensure that foods in cafeterias or vending machines follow food service guidelines. “Worksite wellness programmes have the potential to reach millions of working people and have been shown to be effective at changing health behaviours among employees, reducing employee absenteeism and reducing health care costs,” Onufrak said. The study, presented at the Nutrition 2018 meeting held in Boston, included data from 5,222 employees.
Let your hobby decide your getaway spot
onfused about where to travel for vacations? Follow your passion towards art or love for adventure while picking the location, say experts. Here are some types of vacations that you can choose from: * Vacation to relax and rejuvenate: Vacations need not be all about exploring. It can also be about relaxing and rejuvenating. You can pick locations which boasts variety of retreat centres to choose from. “Ayurveda is a life science that has gained considerable momentum over the last decade… We foresee a strong growth in this sector for the coming years owing to a clear reliance on alternative therapies for common ailments,” said Joseph Kodath, Director of Nattika Beach Ayurveda Resort. * Cu-
linary trip: If you love cooking, take a break from the kitchen at home and explore your love for cooking with your family and friends by going to places with various culinary delights. Chef Anjali Pathak, Flavor Diaries, says cooking with family builds unbreakable bonds. * Artsy vacation: Some of the major cities like New York, London, Sydney and Cape Town are always brimming with evolving art, avant garde ideas and good music thanks to their nature of being such a melting pot of cultures. Some cities in particular take their art and culture very seriously and Sydney is definitely one of them. You can plan your vacation around festival called Vivid Sydney, which is held annually for over 23 days.
Most individuals don’t care if partners have disability: Survey
ndividuals are open to companionship with people with disabilities, according to a survey. Inclov, a matchmaking platform for people with disabilities, conducted a survey among 30,000 people with disabilities and health disorders across 300 cities in India. The participating age group ranged from 18 to 30 years. The survey found that a majority of 61 per cent of the audience is okay with their partner with or without a disability. It was also highlighted that a majority of the audience, at 61 per cent, are in the age group of 2030 years followed by 18.1 per cent in the 30-40 age group, showcasing that while the majority of people with disability as an audience set here is millennial, people across age-groups are looking for companionship. Popular prejudices suggest that people with disabilities are perceived or suggested at living isolated lives, with marriage not on their radar. The data suggests otherwise with a majority of the audience at 78 per cent being single and actively looking for a partner through marriage and dating. Marriage is indeed a priority for this demographic, with 50 per cent of the community looking actively for marriage followed by 15 per cent looking for friendship and 13.5 per cent looking for dating. When it comes to lifestyle and socio-economic background, 61.5 per cent still live with their families, while 28.1 per cent live alone. Shankar Srinivasan, Co-Founder at Inclov, said: “Our core vision as a community has been to create an inclusive platform for people with disabilities to help find companionship amidst positive experiences. Through this survey, we wanted to understand them a bit deeper and help burst some popular myths and prejudices plaguing them. “We plan to make this a regular endeavour and the track changes and progress so as to serve the community better.”
“Vivid Sydney is a festival of light, music and ideas. Each year, Vivid Sydney delights and entertains visitors from all over the globe,” said Sandra Chipchase, Destination NSW Chief Executive and Executive
Producer of Vivid Sydney. * Head to the music lover’s paradise: If you love music and are always looking for new interesting music, plan a vacation around music festivals. * Adventure travel: If you love
to get your adrenaline pumping and crave for adventures, go on a beautiful trek this year. Nishant Sinha, co-founder of a northeast-based tour company Chalohoppo, which organises authentic rural experiences, said: “The number of tourists in the northeast over the past two years have risen by almost 71 per cent. Food, culture and people, everything is something which they have never really experienced in any form, and hence more and more travellers are looking this side. “Parin Mehta, Director – APAC, Airbnb Experiences, said, “Vacation should be a way for travellers to experience an otherwise unknown side of the city, immersing themselves in communities through the eyes of locals.”
Would love to do a female superhero film: Kajol But the thing is, I don't know what would be my superpower... There's just too much to choose from!" "Incredibles 2" is sequel to the 2004 "The Incredibles" and is written and directed by Brad Bird, who also wrote and directed the first film. Actor Kajol says it is high time India produced its own female superhero films and she would like to headline one. Kajol, who has dubbed for the character of superhero Helen Parr aka Elastigirl for the Hindi version of upcoming film, "Incredibles 2" that releases on June 22, feels it will be cool to play such a character in Bollywood film as she herself is a fan of the genre. When asked if it's high time the country had its own female superhero, Kajol told PTI, "I do. I definitely think that it'll be too cool. I would love to play a superhero. But the thing is, I don't know what would be my superpower... There's just too much to choose from!" "Incredibles 2" is sequel to the 2004 "The Incredibles" and is written and directed by Brad Bird, who also wrote and directed the first film. Kajol said she was always familiar with the world of "Incredibles", courtesy her animated and superhero films viewing sessions with her sevenyear-old son, Yug. "I am very familiar with the world of animated movies because I also like animated movies. Since I've had kids, I've watched more animated films than movies with real characters in them, barring mine. We both (Yug and I) are superhero fans, everybody is in my family. We both like all the superhero films which come out and we have to sit and watch all of them." The 43-year-old actor said there was a time when she thought of venturing into Hollywood but eventually decided against the idea as she felt it required too much of an effort. "It has actually (crossed my mind). I did think about it. But I think it would require too much of my time and attention away from India and I just never thought it was worth that."
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2018 is an extremely exciting Raazi collections: Alia Bhatt starrer remains year for me: Kiara Advani strong at the Box office
ctress Kiara Advani, who made her acting debut with the 2014 release Fugly, went on to star in successful films like M.S. Dhoni: The Untold Story and the Telugu political drama Bharat Ane Nenu. With Kalank and her digital anthology Lust Stories, she is excited for 2018 and says being versatile is her goal. "2018 is an extremely exciting year for me as I'm exploring a wider audience... I'm doing a film in a language that I don't know and working hard to master that, then there is a film for Netflix which will reach a global audience and of course the Hindi language film. The ability to reach out to such a diverse audience is just the most exciting," Kiara told IANS in an e-mail interview. Lust Stories, an Indian anthology film, consists of four short film segments directed by four different directors: Anurag Kashyap, Zoya Akhtar,
Dibakar Banerjee and Karan Johar and she says that the benefit of showing it digitally is that there is no restriction on creativity. "Honestly, when we shot the film we didn't know Netflix wanted to pick it up. It's also the perfect platform given the content, it's important (that) the film caters to the right audience and is not restricted creatively. "While I was blessed to have Karan Sir (Karan Johar) direct me and hold my hand throughout, the character despite being a challenging role was liberating to perform," said Kiara, who is also Pond's brand ambassador. She is also excited about Kalank, a film directed by Abhishek Varman and produced by Karan Johar, Sajid Nadiadwala and Fox Star Studios. It stars Madhuri Dixit, Sonakshi Sinha, Alia Bhatt, Varun Dhawan, Aditya Roy Kapur, and Sanjay Dutt in the lead roles. "It's a beautifully written
special appearance. And it's the first time I'll be seen in a commercial item song. To top it, it's a period film so the cost u m e and the l o o k is very different for me, even I haven't seen myself looking this way before.
Disha Patani feels lucky to be part of Bharat
ctress Disha Patani says she feels lucky to be a part of the upcoming film Bharat, which stars Salman Khan and Priyanka Chopra in key roles. Disha spoke to the media here on Monday when Westin Hotels and Resorts appointed her as their well-being brand advocate in India. "I feel lucky to be a part of Bharat. I think it's a blessing of God, and the love and support of my family and followers that I am getting to do some good and interesting work. Eventually, everything depends on your hard work. So, if you work hard, then everything will be fine in your life," Disha said on the Ali Abbas Zafar directorial. The actress' first two Bollywood films -- M.S. Dhoni: The Untold Story and Baaghi 2 -- were successful at the box office. On her journey, she said: "I feel I am very lucky and blessed that I got an opportunity to become an actor and after that, my films are also doing well. So, I want to continue doing hard work in future as well."
Meghna Gulzar's spy thriller starring Alia Bhatt is unstoppable at the box office. Inspite of the release of some bigbudgeted films like Veere Di Wedding, Raazi has maintained its position at B.O. The recent collections show that the film has crossed Rs 100 crore mark and has raked i n Rs 120 crores so far. Noted film critic and trade analyst Taran Adarsh took to Twitter to share the collections. He wrote, "#Raazi crosses 120 cr mark... [Week 5] Fri 45 lakhs, Sat 80 lakhs, Sun 90 lakhs, Mon 32 lakhs. Total: 120.26 cr. India biz." Raazi is an adaptation of Harinder Sikkaâ€™s novel 'Calling Sehmat', about an Indian spy married to a Pakistani military officer during the Indo-Pakistani War of 1971. The film hit the screens on May 11, 2018. On the professional front, Alia will next be seen opposite Ranbir Kapoor in Ayan Mukerji's directorial 'Brahmastra', the first part of the superhero trilogy announced by Karan Johar. The film also stars Amitabh Bachchan in a pivotal role besides TV actress Mouni Roy in a supporting act. She will be seen in Ranveer Singh starrer 'Gully Boy' which is helmed by Zoya Akhtar besides 'Kalank' which stars Varun Dhawan, Madhuri Dixit, Sanjay Dutt, Sonakshi Sinha and Aditya Roy Kapur in lead roles.