Salman Khan and Sonakshi Sinha take off to Delhi for Dabangg tour

The Bollywood’s tiger Salman Khan is all set to win hearts of his fans in Delhi as the actor has arrived in the national capital with Sonakshi Sinha for the performance of their show, Dabangg-Tour. Alongside Salman Khan and Sonakshi Sinha, Pradbhudeva, Badshah, Kriti Sanon, Daisy Shah, Zareen Khan and Manish Paul will also be present to entertain at the show. They will be performing live at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, New Delhi.

Salman Khan and Sonakshi Sinha were seen getting clicked with fans and meeting them. The ‘Sultan’ of box office Salman Khan would be performing live tomorrow and his fans have been waiting eagerly to get the one glimpse of the superstar. The 51-year-old actor’s upcoming film ‘Tiger Zinda Hai’ is all set to release on 22 December and he has been promoting his film with a full swing, doing shoots for his upcoming movie Race 3, managing time in-between to host Bigg Boss 11, keeping himself busy than ever before. Salman’s Tiger Zinda Hai is expected to become one of the highest grossing films and break some records as well. Till now, two songs of Tiger Zinda Hai have been released and both become huge hits and also touched record-breaking views on YouTube.

The Dabangg tour has been a huge hit in Hong Kong, Melbourne, Aukland and now has come to India, and the hype is unexpectedly amazing in the country. The show is full of entertainment values like songs, dances and some other skits as well. The show is organized by The Red Rocks Entertainment and the superstar himself shared about tomorrow’s show on his twitter handle. Delhiites, are you excited to see superstar Salman Khan! Brace yourself for the biggest event in Delhi tomorrow.

Show us your excitement in the comments and let us know how big Salman Khan fan you are!

Triple H, I’ll defeat you here in India, says Jinder Mahal, WWE India

The former World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) champion Jinder Mahal said that it feels amazing to be back in India again. Prior to the epic clash with Triple H, WWE Superstar Jinder Mahal said is confident of bringing his best in front of the audience in New Delhi on Saturday. Mahal will face Triple H in the main event of the WWE India Live on December 9 at the Indira Gandhi Indoor Stadium.

While speaking to about his highly awaited match versus Triple H and the home support, Mahal said it’s great to be back again in India. “It’s a great feeling and as soon as I touch down, the Indian people, our fans, the WWE Live India 2017 here show us so much love, a passion that I cannot wait to feel it when I have the biggest match of my career against Triple H,” said Jinder. Jinder added that “He’s a legend. The Game, The King of Kings and I need this match to test myself. I need to see how far I’ve come. I need to test myself against the measuring stick. That is The Game Triple H. I need this match, not only to prove to myself but also the WWE Universe that I am the greatest WWE champion of all time”.

Jinder also added that Triple H will receive big support from the fans but he hopes they support him just a bit more. “The support is going to be the deciding factor, Triple H is very well conditioned, he’s very well experienced but I believe I can match Triple H strength-to-strength, technique-to-technique, speed-to-speed. The deciding factor is going to the WWE Universe. But people also love and respect Triple H. So it’s not gonna be like they are going to boo him. They’re going to cheer him also. But I’m hoping they’re going to cheer for me a little bit louder,” Jinder said. Jinder and Triple H have been involved in a war of words since the day CEO of the WWE challenged him for a WWE match in India.

“Match ban gaya hai…The match has been made. The biggest match in Indian history — Triple H versus Jinder Mahal. Triple H, we have seen more of you in the past few months than we have in the past few years and still you remain that same unstoppable force. But WWE in India, in my land and in front of my people, I become unstoppable. So Triple H…December 9th, Indira Gandhi Indoor Stadium…The King of Kings, The Game versus The Modern Day Maharaja and Triple H…you will bow down,” Jinder said.

Triple H, however, praised Jinder said that “He has earned my respect. Jinder was in WWE before, left when things didn’t go the way he wanted. He is back now and he has worked extremely hard. But when he steps into the ring with me, it’s a different story. My job will be to teach him a lesson of what it is like to face hell. He has to learn how to face defeat and come back from it. If he wants to earn my respect in India, he will fight and the Singh brothers will stay away. It will just be Jinder Mahal and The Game and we will see who the better man is”.

Durga Puja 2017: Check out the Top 4 Best Pandals

The Bengal’s most talked festival has begun with its usual eagerness. If you are looking out for the best pandals in Delhi, then you are at the right place. We will be showing you the best pandals that will surely make delight you.

Here are some of the pandals in Delhi that you visit:

Co-operative Ground Durga Puja Samity at CR Park

The Panchbhuta-theme based pandal has been made up of five elements – earth, water, air, fire, and ether. The Durga Idol is decorated in a traditional manner, which is commonly known as Daaker Saaj. The panels near the idol have been made using recyclable materials such as wooden planks, ply boards, jute ropes, coconut shells, bamboos, and shells, and depict mythologically.

Matri Mandir in Safdarjung Enclave

In Matri Mandir, they have paid a tribute to women empowerment. The organizers are celebrating 51st Durga Puja celebrations this year. The visitors are welcomed by the first Indian-origin woman in space astronaut Kalpana Chawla. We are working with a budget of 70 lakh and are inspired by PM Modi’s tweet regarding Nari Shakti, said the organizers.

D Block at CR Park

This pandal at CR Park also goes traditional this time. It is based on the theme of Raj Bari (palace of the king). The pandal visitors would be welcomed into the palatial interiors by arches, windows and pillars, made using bamboo and ply boards, and ornate with chandeliers, an old chair, gramophone and chess board placed at the entering side.

Kashmere Gate Durga Puja

They will be celebrating its 108th year. According to Indian Express report, the organizers said that “We are continuing the tradition of praying to the goddess in a simple and homely atmosphere. We don’t believe in themes. Most pandals these days dress up the idols like heroines, but we believe in keeping her attire traditional and the look of Durga’s face the same, as it has been since 1911. People feel at home when they are here”.

Why Dangal Movie was Ignored in 18th IIFA Award 2017 Nominations

Aamir Khan’s blockbuster Dangal wasn’t nominated even in a single category in the IIFA nominations, and it was a big shock for the Aamir Khan Fans and audiences who loved the film so much. The wrestling drama, starring Aamir Khan, performed extraordinary at the box office and created many new records at the Indian box office and also for Indian cinema in China. When the nominations for the 18th edition of the International Indian Film Academy or IIFA Awards were broadcasted in May, the internet quickly possessed on siding Dangal from the nominations. Unarguably the best-reviewed film of last year, Dangal, were not nominated for the award show held last weekend in New York, came as a shock for everyone.

In a statement, however, the organizers of the IIFA Awards explained that the makers of Dangal didn’t sign up itself when the voting process of nominations started out in April. “So basically, in IIFA, forms are sent to various production houses. They fill those forms up and send it back to us. Those forms are then put out to the industry for voting and from there it becomes a nomination. So, Dangal has not sent their entry in. We would love Dangal to be a part of it. I think it’s a movie that’s broken all records. We love Aamir Khan and the two little girls. They did a great job. But unfortunately, they didn’t send their entry in. We feel sad,” says the statement from Andre Timmins, director of Wizcraft International which manages the IIFA events and the award ceremony.

There was no talk about of Akshay Kumar’s films Rustom and Airlift, which have been also overlooked in the IIFA nominations and that the 49-year-old superstar received this year’s National Award for Best Actor. The ruling out of Dangal from a list that included several major films from this past year, from Neerja and Pink to Ae Dil Hai Mushkil and Salman Khan’s Sultan provoked wide-spread criticism online. Many of the tweets defined the IIFA as ‘fake’ and ‘waste of time’. As of now, IIFA preserved a stony silence. The statement from Wizcraft International comes just after Censor Board Chief Pahlaj Nihalani dismissed to the IIFA Awards as “international farce”. “Look at the hypocrisy. They haven’t even nominated Aamir Khan for Dangal and Akshay Kumar for Airlift and Rustom just because they wouldn’t attend their weekend holiday plans masquerading as an awards function,” said Pahlaj Nihalani in an interview with Hindustan Times.

“They were too tired after partying all night. What I want to know is who is paying for this extravagance? It is our foreign exchange being squandered as every top star is given tickets for his spouse, children, parents, ayahs, bodyguards, friends, friends of friends .…. I’ve heard stars are even given money to shop. Who is paying for all this? IIFA is selling Indian cinema to various countries and probably getting many financial benefits. But is the Indian government benefiting from this global event?” he asks. The producer and CBFC Chairman also added that “I think the day Mr. Bachchan opted out, IIFA lost its dignity and relevance. In 18 years, how much global impact has Indian cinema made and what hand did IIFA have in this? Initially, we had a cinema from various states getting token representation at the awards. Now we only have Bollywood. So why do they call themselves the International Indian films awards? It’s such a sham! Bollywood is not Indian cinema”.

It’s a very common fact that Aamir Khan has been boycotting all the Indian award shows since very long, including the National Awards for the past 16 years. It is also well known that Aamir Khan won the Best Actor Award for ‘Dangal’ this year at the Filmfare, although he didn’t attend the event. The 52-year old superstar performed as Haryanvi wrestler Mahavir Singh in Dangal, which leads to stratospheric heights after winning first India and then China, where it continues to run successfully. Dangal is the most profitable Indian film ever and has also been put on the fifth spot on the set of Highest-earning non-Hollywood movies in the world by Forbes.

IFFM 2017 Nominations Announced, Dangal, Bahubali 2 Best Film Announced

IFFM, which is all set to celebrate diversity this year as its central theme, has announced the nominations on Tuesday.Actors Amitabh Bachchan, Aamir Khan, Sushant Singh Rajput and Rajkummar Rao are among the nominees for the best actor – male category at the Indian Film Festival of Melbourne 2017.

Big B is nominated for his role of an aggressive lawyer in “Pink”, Sushant is nominated for the role of former Indian cricket team captain Mahendran Singh Dhoni in a sports biopic “MS Dhoni: The Untold Story,” Rajkummar is nominated for “Trapped” and  Aamir Khan  has bagged a nomination for playing an amateur wrestler Mahavir Singh Phogat in “Dangal”.

Other nominees in the category include Hrithik Roshan for “Kaabil” and Lalit Bhel and Adil Hussain for “Mukti Bhawan”. The best actor- female category nominees are Alia Bhatt (‘Dear Zindagi’), Vidya Balan (‘Kahaani 2’), Tannishtha Chatterjee (‘Dr. Rakhmabai’),  Ratna Pathak and Konkona Sen Sharma for (‘Lipstick Under My Burkha’).“Pink”, “Sultan”, “Ae Dil Hai Mushkil” and “MS Dhoni” will fight for the best movie

The festival this year will run from 10-22 August and will showcase over 60 films across 20

Mango Festival for Mango Lovers in Delhi's Janakpuri

Can anyone tell me what is the best part about the summers? I guess the best part about summers is that we get to eat a lot of mangoes in summers. Even those who hate summers, wait for summer season to come so that they can enjoy the sweetness of mangoes. So mango lovers get ready to enjoy the 500 different varieties of mango in Mango festival, the festival has already begun on Friday, it is a 29th international mango festival.

The festival has 15-20 stalls selling a variety of mango-based products, including aam papad, aam panna, pickles and mango candies among others. Speaking to this correspondent, Mukesh Manocha, the stall owner of Simran Mouth Fresheners, said: “Mango keeps bringing me back here.”

Mr Manocha has been setting up a stall at the festival for the last 3 to 4 years selling churan, namkeen, flax seeds, and mouth fresheners. Another seller, K.L. Tiw-ari, said: “We have been setting up this stall since it took place at Talkatora Indoor Stadium.”

The event has other entertaining performances lined up, the first being a Mix Tape Band performance which took place on Friday. This is to be followed by a performance by DJ Viru and qawwali by Yousuf Khan Nizami in the next two days.

The organisers are expecting a footfall of 50,000 this year with more promotion, increased diversity in mangoes and its products, and fascinating activities for all age groups, including slogan writing competition for children, mango eating competition for men and women and mango quiz.

An exhibition of the king of fruits gives a feel of unity in diversity in one elongated hallway. Over 500 varieties of mangoes are on display from various parts of the country. Out of the total 17 stalls, 9 are government-owned, while the rest are owned by private orchard owners and farmers. Owners of mango gardens are mostly from Uttar Pradesh.

“I started preparing for the festival 7-8 days prior to its commencement,” said Mohammad Hanif, a farmer who claims to have 380 mango trees in his garden each of different species.

He claimed that his grandfather had planted this garden in 1971 which is in Khairabad, Sitapur (UP). He has won Rs 5,000 as1st prize for best Dushehari mango and a 2nd prize of `3000 for Fajri, Husn-E-Ara, Mallika and Kesar.

Toffee Mango and Lemon Mango, the smallest man-go and the biggest varieties of mango respectively, are the most fascinating items at the exhibition.

Vidya Balan to Represent Nation in IFFM

Vidya Balan is returning as an ambassador of the Indian Film Festival of Melbourne (IFFM), which will be held this year on August 10-22, showcasing over 60 films. The actress is happy about women’s representation at the gala.

“I am excited by the work of female directors and writers who have their work showing at the festival. Over the past few years, a new generation of Indian filmmakers has begun to shine on the global stage,” Vidya said in a statement.

“To see women behind the camera and creating powerful pieces of art is reflective of the positive steps that the film industry in India and the subcontinent is taking,” added the actress, who has shown her versatility in films like The Dirty Picture and Kahaani“.

This year, IFFM has diversity as its central theme. It will showcase over 60 films — Indie and short included — in 20 different languages. The films from India will include 30 Australian premieres.

Mitu Bhowmick Lange, Director of the fest, said: “The IFFM will present films that explore diversity and the endless potential of humanity. The audience will immerse themselves in thirteen days of film, including Bollywood blockbusters, Indie films and documentaries from India and the subcontinent.

“These films were created to entertain, inspire, enrage, engage and challenge viewers. We look forward to welcoming a fantastic line up of guests and audiences to our screenings and special events,” Lange added.