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Rishi Kapoor was a ‘natural actor’, a ‘happy man’: Leena Yadav

Filmmaker Leena Yadav who directed the late actor Rishi Kapoor in “Rajma Chawal”, recalls the actor as a “brutally honest” person driven by his passion for life. “The first time I went to meet him and told him my story idea, he asked me who else is there in the film. Then he started saying that I should make the ...

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Digital concert “I for India” raises Rs 52 cr for COVID-19 relief

The home-to-home digital concert “I for India”, held to raise funds for the frontliners working round-the-clock to contain the coronavirus pandemic in the country, has raised an amount of over Rs 52 crore donations for relief. Taking to Twitter, filmmaker Karan Johar on Monday shared an image according to which the concert had become world’s biggest live fundraiser on Facebook ...

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India gears up for mega virus concert fundraiser with Jagger, Smith

Indians geared up Sunday for a massive online concert with top local and global stars, including rock legend Mick Jagger, to raise funds for those affected by the coronavirus pandemic. More than 70 of the country’s biggest celebrities — including cricket captain Virat Kohli and actor Shah Rukh Khan — as well as international names such as Will Smith and Bryan Adams ...

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Coronavirus: Creator of Harry Potter Rowling donates £1m to two charities

JK Rowling, the creator of the Harry Potter adventures, is donating £1m to charities supporting vulnerable people during the lockdown. Half of the money will go to Crisis which helps homeless people, and half to Refuge to support victims of domestic abuse. Rowling’s donations come amid #HarryPotterDay on Twitter. Saturday also marks the anniversary of one the author’s major events ...

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Madonna claims she has COVID-19 antibodies

American pop icon Madonna announced via social media on Friday that she has tested positive for COVID-19 antibodies, hinting she has immunity against the disease. However, medical experts said the possession of antibodies is not equal to immunity. Taking to Instagram, the 61-year-old singer, songwriter and actress shared a video on her latest Madame X-themed “Quarantine Diary,” in which she ...

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Dia Mirza joins nine women world leaders to fight COVID-19

Bollywood actress Dia Mirza joins nine women leaders across the world to support a global plan for social and economic recovery from the novel Coronavirus. In this initiative, which aims at mobilising support for the UN road map to tackle the current Covid-19 pandemic, the actor-producer will work towards funding the UN Response and Recovery Trust Fund.Joining Mirza in this ...

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Indian actor Rishi Kapoor dies

Bollywood actor Rishi Kapoor (File Photo) Renowned Bollywood actor Rishi Kapoor has died at a hospital in Mumbai. The 67-year-old fought a long battle with cancer. In a message, his family said the actor passed away at 8:45am (IST) after a two-year battle with leukaemia. “The doctors and medical staff at the hospital said he kept them entertained to the ...

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Covid-19: Vidya to donate 1,000 PPE to help healthcare workers

Bollywood actress Vidya Balan on Saturday pledged to donate 1,000 Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) kits. The actress also announced that she is also collaborating with celebrity shout-out platform Tring to raise money for additional 1,000 units. Vidya on Sunday said she was elated that her efforts to raise 1,000 PPE kits to help healthcare workers in the fight against the ...

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Bollywood actor Irrfan Khan dies at 54

Bollywood actor Irrfan Khan has died at the age of 54, after being admitted to Mumbai’s Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital on Tuesday, where he was under observation for colon infection. The actor in 2018 had announced that he’d been diagnosed with a neuroendocrine tumour. The news of his death was shared on Twitter by filmmaker Shoojit Sircar. “My dear friend ...

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Bollywood singer Kanika Kapoor offers to donate plasma for treating COVID-19 patients

Bollywood singer Kanika Kapoor on Monday expressed her desire to donate her plasma for treating coronavirus patients, officials said. She has given her blood sample for testing at the King George’s Medical University (KGMU) in Lucknow, they said.“So far, three COVID-19 patients, who have recovered from the infection at the KGMU, have donated their plasma. This includes a resident doctor ...

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