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First look: Pooja Hegde as Chaani in Mohenjo Daro

June 16, 2016 11:47 IST

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Pooja Hegde

After Hrithik Roshan, the first look of Pooja Hegde from Ashutosh Gowariker's period film Mohenjo Daro has been released.

Pooja shared it on Twitter, above, and wrote: ‘CHAANI, The Chosen One of Mohenjo Daro @iHrithik @agppl_tweets @utvfilms @arrahman #Epic #MohenjoDaro #Chaani.’

The film is set in the era of the Indus Valley civilisation that dates back to 2600 BC.

Also starring Kabir Bedi and Arunoday Singh, Mohenjo Daro is scheduled to release on August 12.

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‘Please watch Udta Punjab in theatres’

Director Abhishek Chaubey’s controversial film Udta Punjab has been leaked online and several Bollywood turned to Twitter to ask their fans to watch it in theatres:

Alia Bhatt: Guys please please do not waste 2 years of hard work, blood, sweat and tears.. Please watch #UdtaPunjab in only in theatres. It's the worst feeling to know that your film has been messed with before hand & your computer will be attacked with a virus if you do try. It's a genuine request from the bottom of my heart. That's all I can say. Until then see you at the theatres.

Shahid Kapoor: Blood and sweat of many in this film. It's been your battle as much as ours. Now is the time you can show it. Watch UdtaPunjab in theatres. Not illegally through piracy. Let's see how many of you do the right thing cause it's the right thing. For no personal gain. It's a film from the heart made for you all. And now it's in your hands. #piracydimaadi make it count you all. love and gratitude.

Ekta Kapoor: It's better to make dirty films than play dirty games!! Keep d sex dirty n d fights clean...sadly ppl do it the other way round!! #sickened #sad #butwewillfight.

Karan Johar: Viruses in the #UdtaPunjab links! Anyone downloading it will have a virus attack!! What a way to combat this awful piracy! #piracydimaadi

Shraddha Kapoor: Films are made with the hard work & passion of everyone involved in creating them. Please don't support piracy.

Arjun Kapoor: Viruses in the Udta Punjab online leaked links that crashes systems !!!What a way to fight this disgusting menace !!! #PiracyDiMaaDi

Sonakshi Sinha: Shocking how #UdtaPunjab has been leaked online. That too a censor copy. A lot of hard work goes into making a film pls say NO to piracy!

Sidharth Malhotra: Movie theatres r filled with dreams and entertainment,don't kill them ! say no to piracy #UdtaPunjab at a theatre near u.

Richa Chadha: By making #UdtaPunjab available online, they have ensured that everyone watches the film they wanted to ban #sostupid #canteven.

Shilpa Shetty: Tweetos pls watch #UdtaPunjab in the cinema this weekend! Don't succumb to online leaks!! An honest film needs an honest audience.

Prosenjit Chatterjee: Requesting you all plz watch #UdtaPunjab at theatres n plz dnt support piracy.we mk films fr u all to enjoy.

Sanjay Gupta: Everything happening with UDTAA PUNJAB is tragic. But hats off to team Balaji for standing tall behind the makers.

Lauren Gottlieb: #UdtaPunjab is making history. Censor board revisions so more films like these can follow and now hopefully some anti piracy debates!

Anurag Kashyap: 'I have never downloaded a film on torrent, I don't know how to. Yes, occasionally I have seen downloaded films, borrowed from friends and found a way to pay for them later, by buying them on DVD or blurray, and when I say this, I also say that no one can stop your right to download a film. 

'This time it's a different fight, it's a fight against censorship and if you are that audience that always downloads a film, then I won't ask you to not do that, please do, but wait till Saturday which is the day you would normally download a film.

'Piracy happens because of lack of access and in a world of free internet, I do not have a problem with it. My problem is that this time its a case of vested interests trying to demoralise people from fighting for their rights. So, all downloaders of Udta Punjab, I urge, wait till Saturday till you decide to not pay for the film, don't download and share, curb the curiosity for two more days. Thank you for reading this.'

The film, which revolves around drug abuse in Punjab and how it resulted in a socio-economic decline, will release on June 17.

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Like the poster of Great Grand Masti?

Great Grand Masti

The first official poster of Great Grand Masti starring Riteish Deshmukh, Aftab Shivdasani and Vivek Oberoi is out.

Riteish shared it on Twitter, above, and wrote: ‘This time MASTI becomes GREATER and GRANDER! Let the fun begin. First look #GreatGrandMastiToday.’

Great Grand Masti

MASTI ka BHOOT sab pe chadega!!! #GreatGrandMastiToday Trailer Out Tonight,’ he added with another poster, above.

Directed by Indra Kumar, the film will release on July 22.

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On the sets of Force 2

Force 2

After a vacation in Miami, Sonakshi Sinha ‏has resumed shooting for her upcoming film Force 2.

She shared a picture of herself with co-stars John Abraham, Tahir Raj Bhasin and tweeted: ‘Hard at work.’

Directed by Abhinay Deo, the film is a sequel to 2011 film Force. It is scheduled to release on November 18.

Bollywood, incidentally, loves napping!

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Varun Dhawan releases Sau Tarah Ke from Dishoom

Dishoom

Varun Dhawan recently released a song titled Sau Tarah Ke from his upcoming film Dishoom.

He shared a still from the song, above, and tweeted: ‘Get ready to scream #SauTarahKe.’

Also starring John Abraham, Varun Dhawan, Akshaye Khanna, and Jacqueline Fernandez, the film will release on July 29.

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Meet Bollywood’s newest star kid

Sayyesha

The first look of debutant Sayyeshaa Saigal from Ajay Devgn's home production film Shivaay is out.

She shared it on Twitter, above, and wrote: ‘Here comes my first look from #Shivaay. I need all your blessings.’ 

Sayyeshaa is the daughter of actors Sumeet Saigal and Shaheen Banu and is Dilip Kumar's grandniece.

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Sonam Kapoor inaugurates Neerja Bhanot chowk

Sonam Kapoor

In the honour of Neerja Bhanot, Sonam Kapoor inaugurated the Neerja Bhanot chowk in Mumbai on June 15. It is located opposite her school, Bombay Scottish School in Mahim (central Mumbai).

Atul Kasbekar, who produced the biopic Neerja, shared a picture from the event, above, and tweeted: ‘Coolest selfie moment. @sonamakapoor taking a picture wt ladies present at #NeerjaBhanot chowk inauguration.’

Sonam Kapoor

Her memory lives on... Thank u @AUThackeray for the #NeerjaBhanot Chowk opp her alma mater #BombayScottish #Neerja,’ he added.

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Lara Dutta’s day out with her daughter

Lara Dutta

Lara Dutta is enjoying her time off with family.

She shared a picture of herself, above, and wrote: ‘Saira and mama survive a loooong day at legoland!!! With the prize of the day won by daddy cool @Maheshbhupathi !’ 

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Tiger Shroff, Disha Patani come together for a single

Tiger Shroff

It’s raining music videos from T-Series.

After Rahat Fateh Ali Khan’s Dil Lagi Bhool Jani Padegi and Shaan’s Tum Ho Toh Lagta Hai, get ready for a single titled Befikra by Meet Bros.

The music video features Tiger Shroff and Disha Patani.

Tiger shared the first look, above, and tweeted: ‘Coming soon :) #Befikra @DishPatani @samahmedbombay @TSeries.’

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Diana Penty attends Coldplay’s concert in London

Diana Penty

Diana Penty attended British rock band Coldplay’s concert at Wembley Stadium on June 15.

She shared a picture of herself, above, and tweeted: ‘And it was all yellow...#Coldplay #Wembley #London.’

The 30-year-old actress will be next seen in romantic comedy Happy Bhaag Jayegi opposite Abhay Deol.