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‘I’m not ruining his life’

Malaika spoke about Arjun at length and said that she is not ruining his life by dating him…reports Asian Lite News

Malaika Arora finally got candid about her love life with actor Arjun Kapoor and said that she is not ruining his life by dating him in the latest episode of ‘Moving In with Malaika’.

In the latest episode of her reality show, Malaika channelled her inner stand-up comic and talked about being targeted over the way she walks, her divorce with Arbaaz Khan and relationship with Arjun. She even cracked jokes on her sister Amrita Arora and friend Anusha Dandekar.

Malaika spoke about Arjun at length and said that she is not ruining his life by dating him.

She said: “And unfortunately not only am I old, I am also dating a younger man. I mean I have guts. I mean I am ruining his life, right? I am not ruining his life.”

“It’s not like he was going to school and he couldn’t focus on studies and I told him to come with me. I mean, every time we are on a date, it’s not like he is bunking classes. I didn’t catch him on the street while he was catching Pokemon.”

Malaika said that Arjun is “a goddam grown up man.”

“We are two consenting adults. If an older man dates a younger girl, he is a player. But if an older woman dates a younger man, she is a cougar. This is not fair.”

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Dhanush tops IMDb list of most popular Indian stars

Alia’s co-stars from ‘RRR’ Ram Charan Teja and N.T. Rama Rao Jr. landed 4th and 8th spot, respectively…reports Asian Lite News

Actor Dhanush, who was most recently seen in the Tamil movie ‘Naane Varuvean’ and has become a global star with ‘The Gray Man’, has grabbed the top spot in the IMDb list of Top 10 Most Popular Indian Stars of 2022. The actor appeared in five titles this year – ‘The Gray Man’, ‘Maaran’, ‘Thiruchitrambalam’, ‘Naane Varuven’ and ‘Vaathi’

Dhanush is followed by ‘Brahmastra’ actress Alia Bhatt, who also starred in the pan-India magnum opus ‘RRR’, ‘Gangubai Kathiawadi’ and the streaming movie ‘Darlings’ (her debut as a producer), this year.

Talking about her inclusion in this year’s list, Alia said, “2022 has by far been the most memorable year I’ve had at the movies-I am forever thankful and grateful for the love the audience gave all my films this year and feel honoured to have collaborated with our country’s finest filmmakers and artistes. I hope I can continue to entertain the audience for as long as I face the camera! Love and light.”

The list comprises stars who consistently ranked the highest on the IMDb weekly ranking chart throughout 2022. These rankings are based on the actual page views of the more than 200 million monthly visitors to IMDb worldwide.

The third spot was grabbed by Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, who returned to cinema after five years with Mani Ratnam’s ambitious ‘Ponniyin Selvan: Part I’ which proved to be one of the biggest movies this year at the box-office.

Alia’s co-stars from ‘RRR’ Ram Charan Teja and N.T. Rama Rao Jr. landed 4th and 8th spot, respectively.

‘Yashoda’ actress Samantha Ruth Prabhu was placed at the 5th spot followed by Hrithik Roshan at 6th spot and Kiara Advani, who captivated audiences ‘JugJugg Jeeyo’ and ‘Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2’ in 2022 acquiring the seventh spot on the list.

‘Pushpa: The Rise’ star Allu Arjun grabbed the 9th spot followed by ‘K.G.F.’ star Yash at the 10th position.

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‘Fall’ to land on OTT soon

Apart from Anjali, the series will also feature actors SPB Charan, Sonia Agarwal, Santhosh Pratap, Namita Krishnamoorthy, Thalaivasal Vijay, and Poornima Bagyaraj…reports Asian Lite News

The Tamil adaptation of the Canadian mini-series ‘Vertige’ is about to land on OTT on December 9. The new show, titled ‘Fall’, stars actress Anjali in the lead and follows the story of a young woman who has no memory of the 24 hours before her alleged suicide attempt.

The show has been helmed by Siddarth Ramaswamy from a script originally penned by Michelle Allen. Siddarth is also the cinematographer for the series.

Apart from Anjali, the series will also feature actors SPB Charan, Sonia Agarwal, Santhosh Pratap, Namita Krishnamoorthy, Thalaivasal Vijay, and Poornima Bagyaraj.

The show will present the narrative of how she tries to piece together what happened only to realise she can trust no one, not even her closest friends and family as she discovers secrets, lies, and the unspeakable truth locked deep in her memory.

Distributed by Armoza Formats and produced by Productions Pixcom, ‘Fall’ will land on OTT platform Disney+ Hotstar on December 9, 2022.

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Prithvi set to play ‘negetive’ in ‘Bade Miyan Chote Miyan’

The makers of “Bade Miyan Chote Miyan” announced the news on Wednesday…reports Asian Lite News

Prithviraj Sukumaran is set to play a negative role in Ali Abbas Zafar’s ‘Bade Miyan Chote Miyan’ starring Akshay Kumar and Tiger Shroff.

Zafar said: “I am really looking forward to work with the supremely talented Prithviraj . It would be an amazing experience to have such a powerhouse performer in this action entertainer.”

The makers of “Bade Miyan Chote Miyan” announced the news on Wednesday.

While speaking on the announcement Jackky Bhagnani said, “It’s amazing to have Prithviraj Sukumaran as a cast of ‘Bade Miyan Chote Miyan’. Having him as an antagonist adds an extra thrill to the film” Ali Abbas Zafar added, “I am really looking forward to work with the supremely talented Prithviraj. It would be an amazing experience to have such a powerhouse performer in this action entertainer.”

The movie, which will mark the beginning of an action franchise, is a follow-up to Amitabh Bachchan and Govinda’s 1998 hit film “Bade Miyan Chote Miyan”, which was directed by David Dhawan.

The film is produced by Vashu Bhagnani, Deepshikha Deshmukh, Jackky Bhagnani, Himanshu Kishan Mehra and Zafar.

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Mrunal Thakur hopeful of 2023

‘Pippa’ also stars Ishaan Khatter and is based on the Battle of Garibpur that was fought during the India-Pakistan War of 1971…reports Asian Lite News

Actress Mrunal Thakur, who made her Telugu debut opposite Dulquer Salmaan with ‘Sita Ramam’, shares that she has had quite an amazing year and it will be always special to her. The actress is filled with gratitude.

Mrunal, who started her career with television, has progressed to the silver screen and has delivered films like ‘Dhamaka’, ‘Jersey’, ‘Batla House’ and is currently looking forward to the much-anticipated, ‘Pippa’.

Summing up her year, Mrunal said: “I have had an amazing 2022 and this year is always going to be special to me. There are some amazing projects lined up that are coming up next year. Now I am looking forward to ‘Pippa’, which makes me so happy being associated with. It’s been a satisfying year for me.”

‘Pippa’ also stars Ishaan Khatter and is based on the Battle of Garibpur that was fought during the India-Pakistan War of 1971.

She further mentioned: “It’s just gratitude that I am feeling right now for the love I am receiving. Most importantly, I have grown so much as an actor because of being part of movies which are vastly different from each other.”

The actress also has ‘Pooja Meri Jaan’, which is about a girl named Pooja who is being stalked by an unidentified admirer of hers.

In addition, she has the family comedy film ‘Aankh Micholi’ with Abhimanyu Dasani, ‘Lust Stories 2’ and ‘Gumraah’ with Aditya Roy Kapur where she will be seen playing a cop for the first time, lined up for next year.

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‘Sustainability to me is beautiful’

I agree because I think comfort has taken precedence over glamour and I think comfort is glamorous because you feel your most confident when you’re most comfortable…says Janhvi

The 16th iteration of the Blenders Pride Glassware Fashion Tour, supported by the Fashion Design Council of India, has reinterpreted its famous past to present this year’s version that is more youthful, inclusive, and innovative.

The Fashion Tour enters the Metaverse in its innovative new avatar, making an industry-first move to create a groundbreaking fusion of fashion and technology that youthful audiences will never have seen before.

IANSlife speaks to youth icon and actor Janhvi Kapoor about her association with the fashion property

What synergies are common between you and the event and why do you think you are perfect for fit for the fashion Tour?

Janhvi: I mean that’s a question that you should ask the people that have chosen me to walk the ramp but I think that I’ve always looked up to what Blenders Pride does with all of their shows and all of their tours, because they are such a symbol of fashion, the tour has travelled the country over the last fifteen years. I think that the shows on are synonymous with encouraging designers to push themselves not only visually but also in incorporating new textiles and fabrics that are sustainable.

Your one fashion go to for any occasion?


Janhvi: One fashion go to is I think in less is more.

Are your stylists dream or a nightmare?

Janhvi: I think, I am a dream.

When it comes to airport looks millennials like yourself are changing the rules, swapping formals for ease, do you agree?

Janhvi: I agree because I think comfort has taken precedence over glamour and I think comfort is glamorous because you feel your most confident when you’re most comfortable.

What do you like to travel in?

Janhvi: All comfortable clothes like a cotton salwar-suit.

Which character played by you so fat do you connect with the most?

Janhvi: I don’t think any of the characters I have played are close to my personality.

What is a sustainability according to you?

Janhvi: Sustainability to me is beautiful, I think it’s the fashion statement for the tomorrow.

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SRK looks cool in spy action film ‘Pathaan’

‘Pathaan’ is set to release on January 25, 2023 in Hindi, Tamil and Telugu…reports Asian Lite News

Filmmaker Siddharth Anand talks about the vision for the superstar Shah Rukh Khan’s cool look in the upcoming spy action film ‘Pathaan’.

Siddharth says, “Shah Rukh Khan has sported countless looks that have shaped the pop-culture of our country and inspired generations of youngsters to dress like the king of Bollywood.”

“His looks are associated with moments and memories of people and it won’t be wrong to say that he has made India more fashionable through his style in films. So, it was a task and a big challenge to craft a look that is extremely different for SRK, who is playing a daredevil spy in Pathaan!”

He added “We wanted to capture the essence of his character which is inherently cool through what he wears and also his hairstyle. We wanted to make SRK the symbol of alpha and machismo, someone who is effortlessly cool and hot at the same time, through his look.”

“Going by the reaction his look is getting, I think we have done the job of giving his millions of fans worldwide yet another look that they can be proud of and shower love upon.”

‘Pathaan’ is set to release on January 25, 2023 in Hindi, Tamil and Telugu.

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‘Motherhood for a working mom is challenging’

I look for products that have hydrating elements in them like shea butter, glycerine, and necessary vitamins…Kareena speaks with Lothungbeni Humtsoe

Not all babies, like all adults, have the same skincare routine. Given the many brand taglines, we are all bewildered as to which product to use for our children with a profusion of options accessible on the market. To address these concerns, IANSlife chatted with Kareena Kapoor Khan, Cetaphil brand spokesperson, who revealed her kid’s skincare routine.

As a mother, how do you ensure that you use the best skin care products for your children?

My first priority as a mother is to attend to my children’s skincare requirements. Their skin is sensitive and prone to dryness and inflammation. I often choose light, soft, yet efficient skin care products that shield the skin from irritating elements. I also make sure to properly review all the product contents. Confirming that all of the products are the greatest choices for their skin is essential in my opinion.

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Do you believe it’s a big responsibility to be a brand ambassador for a baby skincare brand, considering mothers are relying on your decisions?

It is, indeed. As I’ve already said, being a mother comes with a lot of responsibility, but like any mother, I also want what’s best for my children. This line of baby care products from Cetaphil, which has a very soft formula and is filled with natural components, was developed with an eye toward the needs of every kid. Their products are absolutely safe for newborns and devoid of mineral oil and parabens. For both of my children, it has been my go-to skincare brand.

Do you have a unique skincare routine for your children?

I have a daily skincare routine (twice a day) that includes using natural skincare products that are mild and safe to use on babies. A decent skincare routine should be combined with a healthy diet. Therefore, I make certain that my children are well-fed and get adequate sleep. I also keep track of their physical activities on a daily basis.

What ingredients do you search for when purchasing baby products?


I look for products that have hydrating elements in them like shea butter, glycerine, and necessary vitamins. For cleansing, I always look for a gentle wash that is free of harsh chemicals and has more natural ingredients. A baby’s skin is exceptionally soft and gentle, and it needs utmost care, especially with all the harsh environmental factors.

What advice would you give to new mothers about their baby’s skincare?

Always make informed choices, do your research, check the product ingredients, and consult with your Paediatrician on what works best for your baby. Motherhood is an ongoing learning process. You make mistakes and you learn from them.

How do you strike a balance between job and motherhood as a working mom?

I agree that it is a challenging task; the key is to plan and seek support from people around you whenever needed. Motherhood is a process; you get a hang of it gradually. I always try to spend quality time with them, I engage with them in various activities like drawing, yoga, swimming, games, school homework, etc. You tend to learn a lot about your kids when you start involving yourself in these day-to-day activities.

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What can you tell us about the new Cetaphil campaign, ‘Parenting Ki Nayi Parampara’?

The new Cetaphil campaign narrates the journey of a mother and how she protects her baby and seeks the best care for them. Cetaphil Baby here aims to translate the bond shared between a mother and her child and label Baby Care time as “Cetaphil” time.

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Janhvi joins Health Ko Rakho FIT-FIT-FITTIFY campaign

Sharing her thoughts on the announcement, brand ambassador Janhvi Kapoor said, “I am ecstatic to embark on this new journey with Saffola FITTIFY to encourage everyone to prioritize fitness and nutrition…reports Asian Lite News

With an aim to encourage customers to choose healthier options in order to live a holistic and wholesome existence, Marico’s flagship gourmet brand, Saffola FITTIFY launches “Health Ko Rakho FIT-FIT-FITTIFY” campaign with actress Janhvi Kapoor.

The actress who is named as the new face of the company for their healthy Peanut Butters and The Perfekt Gummies will play a crucial role in FITTIFY’s mission to reach a wider audience and inspire more people to lead healthier lives.

Sharing her thoughts on the announcement, brand ambassador Janhvi Kapoor said, “I am ecstatic to embark on this new journey with Saffola FITTIFY to encourage everyone to prioritize fitness and nutrition. Being a fitness enthusiast and a true foodie, both trust and taste is very important to me. Saffola is a brand that is trusted by millions of Indians and I love that Saffola FITTIFY Peanut Butters and Saffola FITTIFY The Perfekt Gummies offer an array of products that are enriched with nutritional ingredients which also taste great. Through this association, I look forward to inspiring more people to lead a healthier lifestyle.”

“We are delighted to welcome Janhvi Kapoor to the Saffola FITTIFY family. Being an advocate of fitness and a healthy lifestyle, Janhvi perfectly resonates with FITTIFY’s core values and ambition to fortify a sustainable and accessible nutrition journey for consumers. Together, we are optimistic to ignite a revolution of health consciousness for a better, stronger, healthier tomorrow,” added Sanjay Mishra, COO-India and CEO of New Business, Marico India.

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Big B’s portrait finds way into world’s largest-ever canvas painting

The painstaking five-month artistic painting of Emad is all connected to the football game and will cover an area of 9600 square meters and tries to tell the story of the World Cup from its inception in 1930 until the World Cup Qatar 2022 through art…reports Armstrong Vaz

Versatile Indian actor Amitabh Bachchan’s portrait features prominently among a host of luminaries on the world’s largest-ever canvas painting, which is bidding to get into the Guinness book of records.

Besides Bachchan, portraits of a host of worldwide personalities drawn from various walks from the sports world to performing artists feature on the canvas paintings of Iranian artist Emad Al Salehi called the ‘Ball story’.

FIFA President Giovanni Infantino, along with current footballers Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo, Neymar, Karim Benzema and past footballers like Ali Daei of Iran, late Diego Maradonna of Argentina and Zinedine Zidane of France are those whose portraits find a prominent place on the canvas, which is equivalent to the size of a football field and will be formally unveiled on Wednesday evening at one the University football grounds in Qatar.

The painstaking five-month artistic painting of Emad is all connected to the football game and will cover an area of 9600 square meters and tries to tell the story of the World Cup from its inception in 1930 until the World Cup Qatar 2022 through art.

“Sometimes I used to work for five hours and on some days for 14 hours,” said Emad, who has won several worldwide awards in the last 30 years ten of which were spent in UAE.

He is not new to India and Indian culture having travel and spent time in the commercial capital Mumbai.

“I know Indian cinema headquarters are in Mumbai, although I have not met Amitabh Bachchan in person, he is one of the top stars of the Hindi cinema that is what I know as I have seen a few movies featuring him,” said Emad, who knows and speaks a little bit of Urdu language.

“I am going to Hyderabad city next year, to meet a few Indian artists from that city,” said Emad, who is looking forward to meeting Bachchan soon.

The artwork is supported by the Ministry of Culture, Qatar and more than 3000 liters of paint and more than 150 brushes were needed to complete it.

The largest art canvas presently stands against the name of Sacha Jafri of the United Kingdom which he achieved in Dubai, UAE on 29 September 2020.

Jafri’s canvas art centered around Journey of Humanity and was spread over an area of 1,595.76 Square meters.

The Ministry has spared no effort to support artistic initiatives that highlight the FIFA World’Cup Qatar 2022 and Emad’s work is one such initiative.

“Through this artistic painting, the area of which is estimated at a football field, the artist was able to mix sports and culture, and deal with the Qatari culture and tourist attractions in the country through an artistic painting that deserves praise for the efforts made and the exploitation of art in shedding light on the most prominent and important sporting”event taking place Qatar,” said Mariam Al Hammadi, the Director of the Department of Culture and Arts at the Ministry of Culture, Qatar.

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