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Movies Missed By Actor Manoj Bajpayee In His Career.

While there are various leading stars in the Bollywood industry, some of them have been immensely close to our hearts. Not just because of their appearances but also because of their versatile acting skills for ages. One of such popular stars stands out to be the classic actor, Manoj Bajpayee.

The immensely talented Indian film actor, Manoj Bajpayee has been working in the industry for the past 27 years. Recipient of various awards, the actor has worked in innumerable films ranging from Hindi, Tamil, and Telugu languages.

Apart from this, he has also worked in various short films as well such as Kriti, Ouch, Taandav, etc. Talking about his role in the Amazon series, The family man, Manoj played the role of Srikant Tiwari, a secret agent, and a Senior Analyst in T.A.S.C. The hardships, performance, and his ability to get into the skin of the character made him win the Critics Choice Best Actor, Drama Series Award at the 2020 Filmfare OTT Awards.

The actor showcases a married man with two kids, and the first season follows an investigation of a potential terrorist attack, while simultaneously following his slightly unsettled family life. 

While we already know enough about the films and acting career of the actor, today with this post, we have recollected some of the unknown yet interesting facts about the actor. Let’s have a look:

The actor has been embraced with one of the most prestigious awards of the industry that is, the national film awards of India for three times! He received his first award as the Best supporting actor in 1998 for his breakthrough performance in the film Satya.

After this, he earned his second award in 2003 for the Indian drama period film, Pinjar. Finally, he garnered his third award in 2020 for his film, Bhonsle. Manoj was named after the legendary actor Manoj Kumar and has 5 other siblings out of which his younger sister is the world-famous fashion designer, Poonam Dubey.

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Bollywood movie, Luck: He was offered to play Ravi Kishan’s role in the film, but turned it down.

Thakshak: signed for the movie but had to step back because Ram Gopal didn’t want any hindrances during the shooting of Satya. 

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Masaan: Was approached for a role in the film, but did not work out. 

Pyaar Tune Kya Kiya: Almost signed up for a role but got engaged in a fall out with Ram Gopal Verma and left the film.

Paanch: Due to a fight with Anurag over the film Satya, Anurag signed the actor Kay Kay Menon for the film. 

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Devdas: Was approached for a supporting role of Chunni babu in the film. however, the actor turned down the offer since he didn’t want to become a second fiddle or a supporting actor in a film. The role went to Jackie Shroff. 

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Rang De Basanti: The lead role of Aamir Khan in this classic movie was offered to Manoj and Vivek Oberoi was offered for Siddharth’s role. However, the film was stalled when the original producers backed out.

The Forest: Signed the movie, but later got replaced by the actor, Javed Jeffery. 

Omkara: The actor Manoj Bajpayee desperately wanted to play the role of Langda Tyagi in the film. However, he was not signed by Vishal due to some financial reasons.

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Paan Singh Tomar: Wanted to play the lead in the film, however the director, Tigmanshu declined to cast him and it went to the late actor, Irfan Khan. 

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Tezz: Was approached and signed for the role. But later backed out since he didn’t want to be for such a small role. The role later went to Boman Irani. 

Water: Turned down the lead role in the film.

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Jazbaa: The actor was approached for the role of Abbas Yusuf in the movie. However, got replaced by the actor, Abhimanyu Singh.

Ek Se Badhkar Ek: Didn’t sign in for the role because of the less amount offered to him for the same. The role later went to Shekhar Suman.

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Hollywood movie Extraction: Felt that the character of Randeep was more focussed than him and walked outpost which, Pankaj Tripathi was signed for the role. 

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Darna Mana Hai: Against the role played by Sanjay Kapoor.

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Dangal: Surprisingly, the actor was approached to play a negative role in the film opposite the actor Aamir Khan. However, he didn’t want to be seen in a negative role in this film and it went to Girish Kulkarni.

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Bhoot: The initial star cast of the film rumored to have Manoj in the lead role, however, due to a fallout with Ram Gopal Varma, Ajay Devgn was signed for the role. 

Ram Gopal Varma Ki Aag: For the role of Thambe, Samba. 

Love Ke Liye Kuch Bhi Karega: Ideally, Manoj was the first choice for the role but due to fallout with Ram Gopal, Saif Ali Khan was signed for the role. 

While we are aware of the releases and works of the actor in numerous Bollywood movies, there have been several other projects that he was a part of! We could have watched more of this actor if the following projects were not shelved. The various shelved movies of the actor include:

Apart from his various shelved projects, the actor loses upon a chance to be a part of various cult classics such as:

  • In 1999, Manoj Bajapayee became a part of the shelved movie named Dharti opposite the actress Rani Mukherjee. 
  • In 2001, Manoj starred in the shelved film by N.S. International named, Paanchi. Directed by Parto Ghosh, apart from Manoj, this movie included various stars such as Mahima Chaudhry, Shamita Shetty, Ehsan Khan, etc. 
  • In 2000-2001, the actor became a part of Ajay Devgn Productions shelved project named, Barf. Directed by Vishal Bhardwaj, this film also included the stunning actress, Sushmita Sen. 

In 1999 – 2000, the actor became a part of the shelved film, Maati which was based on the lives of Dalits and Thakur’s. This film by Neeraj Pathak also included actors Fardeen Khan and Mahima Chaudhary.

In 2002, he starred in Padmalaya Production shelved film opposite the granddaughter of Prem Nath, that is, Akanksha Malhotra. 

Now, this shelved project is something whose name is enough to create excitement! Manoj became a part of the shelved film, Syaah – A Walk on The Dark Side opposite the actress, Bipasha Basu. It would have been a highly amazing project if not shelved. 

The actor got a chance to star opposite his wife in Hansal Mehta’s shelved film, Netwa back in 1999. The film was based upon the men in Bihar who dance in drag. 

Shelved due to some problems with the producer, the actor starred in the shelved Indo/French film ” All Alone” opposite Miss World 1997, Diana Hayden. Co-starring Nigar Khan, Bikram Saluja. The film was based on the Independence of Mauritius in 1968 and was to be directed by Ritesh Batra.

In 2004, he starred in Mehul Kumar’s shelved film ” Azaadi” Starred in Rahul Roy’s shelved remake of Sam, I am. Co-starring Sushmita Sen as a lawyer, when the director found out that Harry Baweja was also trying his hands on remaking the same film with the same actress, he shelved the film.

Another shelved product opposite the actress Bipasha was in 2004 named, Surkh – The Bloody Battle.

Monoj starred in the movie Ek Anokhi Prem Kahani alongside actress Kareena Kapoor. He was supposed to play a blind man in the film, however got replaced by the actor Sanjay Dutt. Later on, the project got shelved in 2002. 

Starred in the shelved 2002 Indo-Canadian film “Indigo”. Co-starring Sarah Polley. Directed by Toronto-based director Suresh Natrajan. The film was to be shot all over Toronto and Kerala. The film was to be about an American Mohiniyattam dance student who falls in love with a Hindu priest.

Bitter Rain: another shelved project of the actor.

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16 Vintage Pics Of Famous Indian Singers.

Music has certainly been an integral yet the most important part of the Bollywood industry. Though there have been many playback singers who are getting fame for their soothing melodious voices, the real-life of these singers remain far away from the limelight.

Music is certainly one of the biggest bliss of our lives that holds the power to get through the hearts of people.


A major transformation has been seen in the music industry from the past few years where new genres of music have been introduced. However, no matter what the genre is, music still tends to be one of the lifesavers for all of us! Right!?


Well, we all know the importance and need of music in our lives but today with this post, we are going to take you to the past by showcasing some of the classics yet lesser-seen pictures of various Bollywood singers. So, let’s travel back in time and see how many of them you were able to recognize and how they have changed in their looks over the years.

Sonu Nigam

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A great singer with a mesmerizing voice! The popular Indian singer Sonu Nigam has not only been blessed with good looks but also an enchanting voice who has sung in various languages. The ability of the singer to mimic the voice of various established actors of Bollywood has been tricking us for ages.

This ability has always given an illusion of the actor singing in the songs of the movies. An extra dimension gets added to the film because of the relatable voice of the singer to that of the star in the film.

Apart from this, for his great contributions and work in the music industry, Sonu has been awarded several times including a nomination for an Academy Award! The singer has also been embraced by the name of Modern Rafi by his fans.

Usha Uthup

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This pop, Jazz, and filmi Indian playback singer lured the audiences with her voice in the song Darkling from the movie, 7 Khoon Maaf starring Priyanka Chopra. For this, she even got a Filmfare award for Best Female Playback Singer in 2012. This is how Usha has changed over the years.

Udit Narayan

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A playback singer who has sung in various other languages such as Odia, Kannada, Tamil, Bhojpuri, etc has been predominantly popular for his work in Hindi cinema. Most of his songs have been used in various Bollywood movies for ages.

His notable performance in the song – Papa Kehte Hain grabbed the attention of people and was loved by the audiences. It even garnered him the first Filmfare Award in the 1980s.

Abhijeet Bhattacharya

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Responsible for singing songs for more than 1000 films to date, the popular playback singer, Abhijeet Bhattacharya has been responsible for lending his voice to some of the cult classics such as Main Koi Aisa Geet Gaon, Ole Ole, Suno Na, etc.

While we still can’t get over it and keep murmuring his songs, this is how the singer used to look.

Kavita Krishnamurti

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Now she is the one who has transformed quite a lot over all these years. The popular classical and Indian playback singer, Kavita Krishnamurti has recorded more than 50,000 songs in various languages.

Yes, one of the popular voices of India, this singer has truly made our lives delightful with her voice. Apart from being awarded titles like Best Female Playback Singer, she has even won a Padma Shri award back in 2005.

Anuradha Paudwal

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Now she is probably one of those persons who fit perfectly for the lines, Bholi si surat, aankhon mein masti. Right!? The Hindi playback singer known for her work in Bollywood is Anuradha Paudwal.

Apart from being a popular playback singer, she has also been a part of singing Bhajans as well. Looks like this singer has surely aged like a fine wine and has not changed much from what she used to look before.

A. R. Rahman

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Now we are pretty much sure that you might have recognized him! Right? The popular singer, A.R. Rahman or Allah Rakha Rahman has been a significant part of the industry for ages.

He has been embraced with various awards throughout his career and continues to entertain the audiences with his beautiful compositions.

Alka Yagnik

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For a long career that has been spanning over the past 4 decades, the popular playback singer Alka Yagnik has been one of the treasures of Bollywood.

She is amongst the most prolific female playback singers who has sung a large number of female solos in her entire Bollywood career. The singer has possibly not changed much from what she used to look like.

Arijit Singh

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Probably one of the most awaited ones on the list. Right!? With a huge fan following and a melodious voice, this singer has always managed to be on the top of any playlist. The immense depth in the voice of this singer can make anyone skip a beat and lose themselves in his voice

The singer has possibly transformed a lot over all these years and this is how he used to look before. Were you able to recognize him? Do let us know in the comments below.

Shaan

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The Indian playback singer, TV presenter, and actor, Shaan has not only got a melodious voice but also a beautiful smile. Both of his qualities hold the ability to bring a smile to the face. Right!? This is how he has transformed.

Shankar Mahadevan

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We can never forget the Breathless song of this popular singer. Right!? This popular masterpiece by Shankar was something beyond everyone’s expectations. He was possibly addressed as a nerd who started at 5 with his first solo performance at 11 and still goes “breathless”.

Lata Mangeshkar

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We are pretty much sure that you might not be able to recognize this one just by seeing the picture of this singer. Right!? Well, to ease out your guesses, this popular singer in the pic is none other than the music director and singer, Lata Mangeshkar.

Jagjit Singh

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The popular singer and the Ghazal King, Jagjit Singh has been responsible for delivering life-changing words. His song, Hontho se choo lo tum from the movie Prem Geet is still obsessed by the people. No matter from which generation you belong, the songs of this popular ghazal king will certainly tend to melt your hearts away.

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Krishnakumar Kunnath, a popular Indian playback singer, has been in the industry for ages. This is how he has transformed all over the years.

Sukhwinder Singh

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An internationally acclaimed singer after his work in the song Jai Ho, he has been there in the industry and entertaining us with his work post getting fame from the song Chaiyya Chaiyya.

Bappi Lahiri

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Famous for disco music and he became a sensation in the 80’s and 90’s for his contribution to the music industry.

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9 Crazy Villains Loved More Than Leads.

While we only tend to talk a lot about the various heroes and heroines in the movies, it looks like the villains are the new obsession. Since we have noted enough about a star of the film, admit it or not, villains are also a true “star” for any movie.

The success of the film is not certainly only dependent upon the heroes but also the villains of the films. Though there have been various classic villains that are still remembered by the fans, such as Gabbar from Sholay, Lion from Kaalicharan, Prem from the movie Bobby, etc.

These villains were so exceptional that they even overshadowed the heroes of the film. However, with the changing times, the baddies of Bollywood have also changed. So today, with this post, we have gathered a list of some craziest villains of all time.

These characters were both mad and evil at the same time and creeped the hell out of audiences. Let’s have a look:

Murder 2 – Prashant Narayanan

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tarring Emraan Hashmi and Jaquiline in the lead roles, this sensuous movie changed the perception of horror.

The brutal yet crazy character of Prashant as Dheeraj Pandey in the film of a misogynistic cross-dressing eunuch and a psychopathic serial killer who pretends to be a customer, calls the hookers, and murders them was truly worth a watch.

Mardaani 2 – Vishal Jethwa

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Now this one holds a special place in the list because of being one of the most psychopath killers of all time. We clearly remember the start of the film where the character of “Sunny”, portrayed by the actor Vishal Jethwa in the film Mardaani 2 brutally caught up to a young girl.

That particular scene from the movie was enough to scare the audiences!! Apart from this, the psychopath killer in the film was not only a devastating experience for the audiences but the actor as well.

Opening up about his role in the film, the actor admitted to having gone through a trauma and even started crying after coming out of his character. The actor had to prepare himself for months to get into the skin of the character. No wonder being a psychopath is not an easy task at all!

Makdee – Shabana Azmi

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This villain was a nightmare to any child and has haunted many of the 90s kids! Right!? Well, throughout the film, the Bollywood actress Shabana Azmi managed to make us believe in being a witch or something beyond normal.

However, the true reality of this psychopath villain gets exposed to be a con woman as the film progresses. The witch played by Shabana was truly a real psychopath!

Kaun – Urmila Matondkar

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While we all were thinking of the actor Manoj Bajpayee to be a true psychopath throughout the film, the actress Urmila Matondkar turned out to be a real surprise for the viewers of the film.

From the beginning to the very end, various suspects were pointed out in the film for being a psychopath killer with Urmila being prone as a victim, however, to our utter surprise, the real drama unveils at the end of the film of Urmila being a psychopath yet crazy killer.

The way she had been throughout the film and what she was creeped the hell out of us!

Sangharsh – Ashutosh Rana

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Whenever we tend to take the name of this film, a chill goes down our spine because of Ashutosh Rana in the film. The creepy yet terrifying look of the actor in this movie truly made our hearts skip a beat. Remember the last scenes of the movie where this psychopath was seen bald and made a sound like crazy?

Well, this was another craziest villain that is amongst the top ones from this list!

Ek Villain – Ritesh Deshmukh

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Apart from having a series of famous and lovable songs in the movie, the duo of Shraddha and Siddhant in the film were very well perceived by the audiences. This movie turned out to be a life-changer for the Bollywood actress Shraddha Kapoor and so for the actor Ritiesh Deshmukh.

While we have always seen Ritiesh playing comical roles, this movie made us think twice about the actor. His role of a psychopath killer who expresses his frustration on some unknown girls by murdering them brutally was truly the craziest one!

Table no 21 – Paresh Rawal

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If you are amongst the ones who didn’t have watched this film just because of its not-so-popular star cast, then it’s time that you change your thoughts. This Bollywood movie is one of the underestimated ones but has a deep-rooted meaning with a series of spine-chilling elements.

In the movie, the actor Paresh Rawal wasn’t only seen in a quirky avatar but was also a crazy psychopath villain who has his ways of seeking revenge!

Badlapur – Nawazuddin Siddiqui

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Now, this is probably one of the classic yet masterpieces delivered by the actor Varun Dhawan. Right from the songs to the plot of the film, it managed to make us all cry at least once during the entire movie. Right!?

The role of Nawazuddin as Liak Mohammed Tungrekar in the film was truly a crazy one.

Darna Mana hai – Rajpal Yadav and Sushant Singh

The reason for us keeping this film at the end of the list was because this movie was responsible for having a series of psychopaths throughout the film! While we only mentioned the names of two in the header, this movie was entirely based upon all kinds of psychopaths that one can ever encounter or imagine!

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The story of Rajpal Yadav where he was shown as a creepy apple vendor was depicted in story number 4. Whereas the film also included the actor Boman Irani as a crazy murderer and a hotelier in story number 2.

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Apart from this, the actor Sushant Singh was a cherry on top towards the end of the film who was a crazy shadow murderer throughout the film.

Well, which one did you found the craziest one!? Did we miss upon any or could you think of some other psychopaths from Bollywood movies? Do let us know in the comments below. And for more updates keep following Desihumor.

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12 Men Who Dated Sushmita Sen.

The Bollywood diva Sushmita Sen has been one of the top-notch actresses of the industry. The mesmerizing beauty of the actress has made us all go weak in the knees whenever we tend to see her on the big screen.

From being the Miss Universe in 1994 at the mere age of 18 years to entertaining us through her performances in films, the actress has always managed to stun the audiences with her brilliance and gorgeous smile.

Though she has been a part of innumerable movies to date and has aced every role she played, the actress recently made her comeback with the small screen. Yes, she made her OTT debut by featuring as the lead in the Hotstar special series, Aarya.

Her portrayal of a strong and independent woman who keeps the potential to do anything for her family was immensely loved by the audiences and it soon became one of the popular series. After a long break of 5 years, Sushmita returned to screen with a complete makeover in both – her looks and performance.

Though we already know enough about the major life events of the actress, her love life and relationships throughout these years are still unknown to many. So, without any further delays, we have brought you a list of people who dated Sushmita

Randeep Hooda

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Starting off the list with one of the most shocking ones, that is, Bollywood actor Randeep Hooda. Yes, the former Miss Universe was said to have dated the actor Randeep Hooda back when he was just a newbie in the industry.

The duo started dating during the shoot of the film Karma and Holi and openly talked about being in a relationship. While we as fans find the duo extremely good and perfect for each other, they could not withstand each other and broke off soon. However, they ended their relationship on a positive note and are still good friends!

Mudassar Aziz

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Remember Sushmita’s Bollywood film, Dulha Mil Gaya? This movie was released in 2010 and this was the time when she was linked with the filmmaker Mudassar Aziz.

As per some reports, the filmmaker even took this relationship a bit forward by getting shifted to Sushmita’s apartment. However, their relationship ended soon.

Rohman Shawl

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Rohman Shawl, a 27-year-old model, was spotted with the actress several times ranging from airport to being together with her daughters, the news of the two being together started surfacing the social media platforms.

While initially each one of us was only guessing about them being together, the actress took out her social media handle to announce their relationship. Back then, she posted a picture of her family along with Rohman Shawl while on their vacation to the Taj Mahal.

The picture was captioned as “the love of my life” where they were seen sitting in front of the Taj mahal.

Ritik Bhasin

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A prestigious owner of a restaurant in Mumbai, the actress was in a relationship with Ritik Bhasin for four long years! Despite being in a relationship for a longer time, the duo called off in 2017.

While the rumors of the duo getting separated just turned out to be fake, they broke off at the time after Sagarika Ghatge and Zaheer Khan’s wedding.

Vikram Bhatt

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The next name on the list is the Bollywood famous actor, director, and producer, Vikram Bhatt. Best known for his work in the Bollywood Horror flick, Raaz, the director was said to be in a relationship with the actress Sushmita sen back in 1996 while shooting for the film Dastak.

According to Vikram, his relationship with the actress was the reason behind his broken family. Despite getting married to his childhood love and being a father of a two-year-old daughter, Vikram fell for Sushmita and left his family behind to which he regretted later. The producer went on to express his regrets on the same in his autobiography as well.

Bunty Sajdeh

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Sushmita was also linked up with the celebrity manager of Bollywood, Bunty Sajdeh. Though things would have worked in a better way this time, the actress broke off with Bunty due to his linkups with various other actresses of Bollywood including names like Neha Dhupia and Dia Mirza.

Apart from this, Bunty was lately said to be involved with the Bollywood actress Sonakshi Sinha.

Sanjay Narang

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Right after her breakup with the Bollywood director Vikram Bhatt, the actress started dating the hotelier, Sanjay Narang.

While the news of the duo getting engaged was already taking up the internet by storm, the fans even speculated of them getting married. However, the duo soon broke up which became a hot topic for the media at the time.

Sabeer Bhatia

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Yes, you guessed that right! Sabeer Bhatia is the founder of hotmail.com who had also been a boyfriend of Sushmita Sen. Though the duo broke off, they still have been on good terms.

Anil Ambani

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Probably one of the most shocking names from the list is that of the Indian businessman, Anil Ambani. While Anil was said to going through a rough patch in his married life with Tina, the businessman got inclined towards the Bollywood diva Sushmita Sen.

The news of the two even got stretched to the fact that Renee was their biological daughter.

Imtiyaz Khattri

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The actress was also speculated to be in a relationship with the businessman, Imtiyaz Khattri. Though these two never accepted nor denied being together, they were still rumored to be in a relationship by many.

Wasim Akram

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The famous Pakistani cricketer, Wasim Akram was also in a relationship with the actress for a quite significant amount of time. While the news of two getting married was on peak, the duo surprised the fans by calling off their relationship.

Manav Menon

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The final and last name to end off the list is the filmmaker, Manav Menon. The relationship between this duo was rather a confusing one because of an on and off relationship.

While the duo came close to each other during the initial days of Sushmita in the industry, they were again seen together in 2011. Manav is also amongst the ones whom Sushmita has been on a good term!

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Facts About India’s Famous Comedian Johnny Lever.

One of the greatest comedians of all time, the actor Johnny Lever has continued to entertain us for ages and has been one of the first-ever stand-up comedians.

This veteran actor has been a part of as many as 300 Bollywood movies so far and still manages to tickle our bones. While there used to be only a handful of such stars in the previous era, the times have changed and there have been plenty of them today.

While the newcomers are also doing insanely well in the field, the actor Johnny Lever has always been one of a kind. While we already know enough about the major film and comical details about the actor, let’s have a look at some of the lesser-known life facts about the actor:

Serious about comedy

What efforts are required to be a comedian? Only a set of good jokes, Right!? Well, no, unlike various other professions, the actor Johnny Lever considers comedy as a serious profession and keeps himself fit for the same.

Though he doesn’t exercise and hits the gym like most of the other actors regularly, whenever he has a performance lined up, the actor gets conscious and tries not to eat rice two before his stage show.

Love for puzzles

Well, it’s not just about a game but about the skill that looks like the actor has inherited from! Yes, we are talking about the amazing choice of words by the actor.

The actor loves to solve crossword puzzles and spends a significant amount of time on the same. As per the actor, this is probably the first thing to start his day with and has been continuing the same for years!

Family and Start of his career

The father of Johnny Lever, Prakash Rao Janumala used to be an operator in Hindustan Lever Ltd. The first time when the actor got recognition and was a turning point in his life was during a function held at Hindustan Lever Ltd.

The actor delivered a performance at the function where he mimicked various senior officers of the company. His performance caught the eyes of officials and was named Johnny Lever from then on!

From John to Johnny

The veteran actor Johnny Lever was initially called John Prakash Rao Janumala. While working for the Hindustan Lever, his mimicry performance at a function gained him the name of Johnny Lever.

A thorough professional

Like we said before, the actor considers his work as a serious profession and is disciplined for the same. Despite reaching the heights of success, the actor likes to stay grounded and is said to be extremely punctual.

This can certainly be assured with his habit of reaching one hour before his appearance at the workplace.

Like father like daughter

The actor is a proud father to two children, a son – Jessy Lever and an extremely talented daughter – Jamie Lever. They have not only inherited the looks of their father but also his talents.

Talking about his daughter, Jamie used to work as a marketing executive in London. However, she decided to follow the legacy of her father since she believed that comedy was something that came to her naturally.

Johnny has been seen performing with his daughter several times both on stage shows as well as on social media.

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Meet The Daughter Of 90’s Famous Villan Gavin Packard.

While we have always been emphasizing the heroes and heroines of Bollywood films, there have been numerous instances when instead of the main lead, the villains present in the movie stole the limelight.

At such times, the villains were more loved by the audiences instead of the main leads in the film. Their appearances, character, and dialogues remain in the hearts of many people.

Though we can still recall various such popular villains of Bollywood such as Amjad Khan, Danny Denzongpa, Ranjit, etc. one particular name that we are going to talk about in this article is the cult classic villain “Gavin Packard”.

Though we can still recall various such popular villains of Bollywood such as Amjad Khan, Danny Denzongpa, Ranjit, etc. one particular name that we are going to talk about in this article is the cult classic villain “Gavin Packard”.

The Irish American descendant Indian actor, Gavin Packard has been popular amongst the audiences for his evil smile and villainous roles in various Bollywood movies such as Chamatkar, Mohra, and Tadipaar.Apart from being a part of Hindi cinema, the actor has also acted in various Malayalam movies as well some of which include: Aryan, Season, Aanaval Mothiram, and Aayushkalam.

Though we already know enough about his negative roles in movies, it’s time to introduce you all to his daughter, Erika Packard. This stunning beauty is soon said to become a part of the glamour world and is quite active on social media.

She constantly keeps her followers updated with her bold yet mesmerizing looks. So, without any further delays, let’s get to know Erika Packard more closely:

Having a father as a Bollywood actor, it was quite obvious for Erika to easily opt for modeling or any other filmy projects. However, it seems like Erika had different plans for herself!

Yes, after looking at the mesmerizing beauty of Erika during her presence in the Bandra vegetable market, one of the modeling agencies approached her with the offer. However, Erika denied the same saying she needs to focus on her Psychology studies.

Despite holding a great enthusiasm and passion for her Psychology studies, Erika initially denied her mother Avril to take up any modeling projects. However, with time, she eventually agreed with her mother and even worked with the world’s top 4 leading modeling agencies!

Being from an Irish heritage, her sharp features attracted the attention of a talent scout who spotted her during her shopping with her mother. This was the time when a new career opportunity struck her life.

Erika, apart from being a part of the top 4 modeling agencies, has also been a participant in the Marie Claire campaign where she appeared in GQ & Elle India magazine

If you are also amongst the ones who have been wondering about her appearance in any of the known projects, then the fact of her appearance in various TV commercials might be a shocker for you.

Yes, Erika has been a part of various ad campaigns out of which some were alongside the Bollywood actor, Ranbir Kapoor. If rumors are to be believed, Erika will soon be seen making a debut in movies as well. However, no confirmation has been received on the same.

Her pictures from the various fashion shows are present on social media. Her charming, hot, and beautiful clicks have been throbbing in the hearts of millions.

One of the most amazing facts about Erika stands about her married life. Yes, this diva got married to assistant director and actor Siddhanth Kapoor, the son of Shakti Kapoor. The duo stood together for ten years but later got separated in 2014 due to some unknown differences.

Post her separation from Siddhanth Kapoor, Erika moved on in life, and in 2018, she started dating Shardul Mehta, a drummer by profession. The couple has constantly been sharing their pictures on Instagram and look extremely cute together.

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Television Actors Who Married Their Childhood Friend.

Are you also amongst the ones who have been crazy for the movie Kuch Kuch Hota hai? Well, if yes, then you must remember one of the popular dialogues of the movie, Pyaar Dosti hai! This line gave a major goal to all the 90’s kids and we eventually started believing in the same.

While finding true love is not an easy task, there are various instances in the glamour industry where some of the popular actors and actresses went on to marry their childhood lovelies. Let’s have a look at some of the television stars who married their childhood friends:

Kinshuk Mahajan and Divya Gupta

The popular sitcom Bidaai and Pandya store famed actor Kinshuk Mahajan married his childhood friend Divya Gupta. The two were said to be together since the ninth class and even went to study at the same tuition.

Following this, they went on to become great friends and started falling for one another. After dating for a couple of years, the duo finally decided to get hitched for a lifetime in 2012.

Manish Paul and Samyukta Paul

One of the popular TV host, anchor, and film Mickey Virus famed actor Manish Paul started his career as a VJ. The actor got married to Samyukta Paul in 2007. On being asked in an interview, Manish revealed that Samyukta has been a part of his life right from his childhood.

The two have been together since nursery and eventually experienced various phases in life right from being classmates to friends and falling in love. After expressing their immense love and dating for years, the duo finally got married and are now proud parents to two children named Saisha and Yuvaan.

Rohit Khurana and Neha Kamra

The popular Hindi daily soap opera Uttran famed actor Rohit Khurana has been sharing his life with his wife Neha right from his childhood.

They both share a great bond and are parents to a daughter.

Chandan Prabhakar and Nandini Khanna


The Kapil Sharma show famed actor, Chandan Prabhakar has always been a constant favorite to most of us, Right!? His character as Chandu Chaiwala has been immensely popular and loved by the audiences.

This stand-up comedian got married to his childhood friend named Nandini Khanna who is extremely beautiful. He even acclaims her to be his lucky charm who has been one of the reasons why he is sharing such a position today. The duo tied the knot in 2015 and gave birth to a daughter Advika in 2017.

Pooja Banerjee and Sandeep Sejwal

The Indian sitcoms Kumkum Bhagya and recently released Kasautii Zindagii Kay famed actress Pooja Banerjee is not confined to an introduction today. She has become one of the household names after her prominent performances in these serials.

This charming beauty got married to her childhood love and olympian swimmer, Sandeep Sejwal in 2017. Both are known to be together since the fourth class and after being friends for years, the two eventually fell in love following which they decided to be together for the rest of their lives.

Rucha Hasbnis and Rahul Jagdale

Remember Rashi Ben and her cunning acts from the popular Hindi sitcom, Saath nibhana Saathiya? Well, the actress Rucha Hasbnis was the popular face of the serial who made a separate fanbase for her negative role in the serial.

However, she was not seen post her appearance in the serial. This actress has also gained a name amongst the list by getting married to her childhood friend, Rahul. The duo tied knots in 2015 post which, Rucha decided to give up her television career and went on to settle with the love of her life in America.

Barun Sobti and Pashmin Manchanda

The daily soap opera, Iss Pyar ko kya Naam doon famed actor, Barun Sobti met the love of his life in ninth class. Though the two did not realize their love for one another during the early days and remained friends, they soon realized their love for each other while being separated during their college days. After being in a long-distance relationship for years, the duo finally got married to each other.

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Uknown And Interesting Facts About Actor Jitender Kumar.

The OTT platform has proved out to be one of the greatest platforms to showcase the talents of upcoming stars.

There have been various instances when we loved the performances of web series characters more than any Bollywood star. Similar was the case with one of the popular faces of the Web Series, actor Jitendra Kumar.

This self-made actor is well known by the name of Jeetu on various TVF series. The outstanding performances by the actor gave him a chance to appear on the big screen as the main protagonist in the film, Shubh Mangal Zyaada Saavdhan alongside actor Ayushmann Khurana.

Let’s have a look at the major life details about this rising star:

Early Life


Born and brought up in Khairthal, Rajasthan, Jitendra Kumar is 30 years old. He was born on 1 September 1990.

Following the family legacy, like his father, Jitendra is also a Civil Engineer who holds his B. Tech Civil Engineer degree from IIT Kharagpur.

Who would have thought that Jitendra, apart from being an outstanding actor would also have been a Civil Engineer?

The actor was also said to be keen about playing Guitar during his college days which can easily be spotted from the pic where he is seen posing up with a guitar.

Family

Jitendra has a family of 5 members where apart from his mother and father, he has 2 sisters named, Chitra and Ritu.

The actor has also been rumored to be in a relationship with the actress and his co-star from a web series, Permanent Roommates named Akansha Thakur.

Apart from permanent roommates, they have also worked together in various other series named, Pitchers, Tech Conversations With Dad, and Cheesecake.

Career

Who would have thought that one forceful performance by the seniors in college would direct him towards his true passion in life!? Well, during his college days, Jitendra was forced by his seniors to perform an English act.

Though he wasn’t very fluent with the language, he somehow managed to throb the hearts of his seniors with his outstanding performance who then suggested enrolling in the Hindi Technology Dramatics Society.

This was the first instance where the actor got recognition for his performance and even grabbed a bronze medal in the same.After this, he started his career in acting with TVF in 2012. His over-sensitive role as a corporate intern in the video, Munna Jazbaati gained him a lot of recognition and was viewed by 3 million viewers making him a star overnight!

He then went on to star in various other videos of TVF like, Permanent Roommates, Bachelors, Tech Conversations with Dad, etc. Following this, he was spotted in a spoof video with Arvind Kejriwal in 2014.The interesting fact about the career of this actor also includes his cameo appearance in a movie in 2008. Yes, in case you just missed it, then let us remind you that he was seen as a taxi driver in the film, A Wednesday.

After years, in 2019, he finally made his foot forwards towards the big screens and made his debut with the film Gone Kesh.In the same year, Jitendra became one of the prominent faces of the industry for his role as Jeetu Bhaiya in the popular series, Kota Factory.

The actor hasn’t looked back since and soon bagged a project for another film the very next year in 2020 named Shubh Mangal Zyaada Saavdhan alongside actor Ayushmann Khurana.He has also been a part of various TV commercials including for popular brands like Voltas AC.

Personal Life
The actor holds a keen interest in paper wall arts, cricket, and playing guitar. His favorite cricketer happens out to be MS Dhoni and his favorite stars are Alia Bhatt, Shah Rukh Khan, and Dilip Kumar.

According to some reports, he was popularly known for mimicking various popular actors like Amitabh, Nana Patekar, and SRK during his school and college days.

While we all have witnessed him as the character of Jeetu in most of his series, Jeetu happens to be his nickname as well.

He is also an avid lover of dogs and loves to play with them.

Seems like the movie SHubh Mangal was not the first time when the duo of Ayushmann and Jeetu met together.

Yes, Jitendra posted a picture of him with Ayushmann from his college days which went viral on social media.

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Upcoming Web Series With Unique And Grilling Content.

While we all are done with literally each and everything during the second wave of the ongoing pandemic and have certainly given up on everything, one thing that certainly has managed to keep eyes filled with hopes is the offbeat content of various web series.

These web series have not only been a boon for us as viewers but also for some of the long-lost stars of Bollywood.

While some of the web series was loved by the audiences for their offbeat and unique plots, the others were praised for the performances of the characters. Various series helped some of the stars to emerge out of their shells to become loved by the audiences for their outstanding performances.

While these actors might not be able to establish their firm career on the big screens, they managed to make comeback performances in these web series.

So today with this post, we have gathered a list of some popular upcoming web series that are either the sequels to some trending series or fresh new ones with the presence of some popular faces.

Let’s have a look:

The Family Man Season 2

Considered as one of the best Indian series so far, family man 2 had managed to engage its viewers so well that they have eagerly been waiting for the release of its second season.

With Manoj Bajpayee in the titular role, the series has a set of some mysterious yet well-versed characters made the series a complete entertainment package that makes it truly worth a watch! This amazon prime original series is all set to make its release on June 4.

Hush Hush

Glamour alert!! Yes, the OTT platform amazon prime video is all set to make the release of its new creation, hush hush. The series includes some of the popular faces who are all set to play the part of strong female protagonists.

The list includes the names of actresses like Juhi Chawla, Karishma Tanna, Soha Ali Khan, Ayesha Jhulkha, etc. While we only withhold the details about the name and cast of this series, its releasing date remains a mystery.

Finding Anamika

The name seems a quite familiar right!? Well, it’s not ‘Fanny’ this time, but rather Anamika. What makes this series a bit more of interest is possibly the lead cast of this series. Right from including the dhak-dhak girl, Madhuri Dixit to actor Sanjay Kapoor and Suhasini Mulay this series has not yet revealed its release date.

The name of the series has possibly managed to make us all curious about the mystery that it withholds. Apart from this, the interesting fact about this one is that it marks the digital debut of actress Madhuri Dixit Nene.

Ray

This series will be the “ray of hope” for those who wished to see some classic masterpieces by Satyajit Ray. Though the release date has yet not been revealed, this web series is said to be an encapsulation of three short stories. With a leading star cast of Manoj Bajpayee, Ali Fazal, Kay Kay Menon, and various others, this series will truly blow up your senses!

Delhi Crime 2


After the tremendous success of its first season, the makers of Delhi Crime are back with a bang! This Netflix original, award-winning series is all set to bring another crime story this time. The release date of the show has still not been revealed.

Maharani

This Sony liv’s political drama web series by Subhash Kapoor includes some well-known stars of the industry like Huma Qureshi, Amit Sial, etc. Set amidst the sceneries of Bihar, this web series showcases the story from the era of the ’90s. It’s soon going to hit the OTT platform on 28 May.

Sunflower

Are you also a fan of “Gutthi’? Well, after becoming an all-time favorite of comedy characters, Sunil Grover is all set to mark his return on the TV screen with his upcoming series named Sunflower. A murder mystery with a blend of dark comedy is truly worth giving a watch. This series will stream from June 11 onwards on Zee5.

Rudra – The Edge of Darkness


Have you also been amongst those who loved the performance of Ajay Devgn in the movie Shivaay? Well, the actor is back with the somewhat synonymous named series, Rudra.

Though the major details of the series have not yet been revealed, this crime thriller series is the remake of Idris Elba’s ‘Luther’. The date has still not been decided upon, however, it will soon mark its release on Disney+ Hotstar.

Scam 2003

We surely saved the best one for the last! After the huge and tremendous success of Scam 1992, the makers have decided to go on with making another series named Scam 2003. What makes this a bit more interesting than all the others on this list, is the plot and the versatile acting of the actors in the first installment.

While the first installment was based upon the real-life events of Harshad Mehta, this time the second installment is said to be based upon Abdul Karim Telgi. The show is said to be released on the Sony Liv however, the date of the same has not yet been revealed.

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Unknown Facts About Actress Shilpa Shetty.

There have been various actresses and actors who have managed to astound us with their stunning performances throughout all these years. Such is the case of one of the most popular actresses of Bollywood and a fitness icon, Shilpa Shetty. While we all have known about the actress Shilpa Shetty a lot. Right!?

Well, it’s now time to think again. Because today, with this post, we have come up with some of the interesting facts and points that remain unexplored by many.

Let’s have a look:

While we already know some of the basic details about the actress such as her being the elder sister to Shamita Shetty and also one of the top Indian models. One fact that we might not know about is the actress being crowned as the diva of the year in 2004 by Sahara One.

Shilpa Shetty is said to have filed a case against the stardust magazine which published about her on-off relationship with one of the famous actors of Bollywood – Akshay Kumar. Due to this report, the actress lost some film projects following which she sued Stardust magazine and even won in the same.Apart from being a fitness icon, and a great actress, Shilpa was also the captain of her school’s baseball team.

While there are many sibling jodis in Bollywood, the Shetty sisters were considered as the first siblings’ sisters who appeared together in a Bollywood film.One controversy that most of us might not know about to date happens to be during her presence at one of the famous American TV shows, Celebrity Big Brother in 2001. While Shilpa went on to become a participant in the show, the various roommates and her co-stars didn’t approve of her presence in the house.

Following this, Shilpa became a victim of racism and bullying in the house. Due to this, the broadcasting channel of the show received as many as 40k complaints against these acts in the house.

This issue went on to become one of the most controversial crises between India and the UK following which Prime Minister Tony Blair, during his visit to India, did not hesitate and condemned the same.

Even after being a part of such a big controversy on the show, Shilpa didn’t give up and emerged as the winner of its 5th series in 2007.

The actress has also aced in speaking various languages apart from her regional language, Tulu. The actress also has fluency in languages like Tamil, Hindi, Marathi, Urdu, English, Gujarati, Kannada, and Telugu. This makes a total of 9 different languages known by the actress.

Shilpa is also a supporter of AIDS and PETA following which she donated her earnings from the movie “Phir Milenge” to an AIDS charity.


Did you know that before entering the glamour world, Shilpa Shetty was known as Ashwini Shetty? And not only her, but her younger sister also changed her name before entering the glamour world from Sabita Shetty to Shamita Shetty.

The actress before tying the knot with Raj Kundra was engaged to music director Sandeep Chowta.

The actress has also been a part of various shelved projects such as – Lal Batti (2002): where she was entitled to play the role of a prostitute, Ek Pal Ke Liye (2001): which would have been a debut film for singer Kamal Khan, Rudra (1994): alongside actor Akshay Kumar, and finally, Suraj Pe Dastak (2004): alongside actors Akshay Kumar and Madhuri Dixit.

Shilpa Shetty was yet another actress who married an already married man.

Looks like the actress has inherited her beauty from her mother who was a famous model in the early 1970s.

Apart from the shelved projects stated above, the one special project that got shelved was the Hollywood movie Hanuman (2006). The film was supposed to be shot at various foreign locations such as Morocco and Canada however, the film got shelved due to some unknown reasons. The film included the star cast as Shilpa Shetty in the role of Sita, Keanu Reeves as Ram, and Aseem Merchant as Laxman.