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Poonam Pandey takes a dip at the Kumbh Mela

Last updated on: January 17, 2013 17:16 IST

Poonam Pandey takes a dip at the Kumbh Mela

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Here's what your favourite Bollywood celebrities are tweeting.

Starlet Poonam Pandey paid a visit to the ongoing Kumbh Mela, and took a dip in the holy Sangam water and sought blessings.

'NASHA of lifetime. Met holy saints had a Bath in Holy Confluence; Kumbh Mela 2013, Allahabad,' Pandey tweeted, with a picture (above).


'Took blessings from all Spiritual Gurus in Maha Kumbh Mela in Allahabad for my Debut Film #Nasha,' she added with another picture.


Image: Poonam Pandey
Photographs: Twitter

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Javed Akhtar turns 68!

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Noted lyricist Javed Akhtar turned 68 today, and Bollywood stars turned to Twitter to wish him:

Shabana Azmi: 'Happy birthday Javed Akhtar'

Priyanka Chopra: 'Happy bday @Javedakhtarjadu !! Here's to many many years of happiness n laughter to u.. Love always.'

Farah Khan: 'N a verrrry Happy bday 2 @Javedakhtarjadu ..uncle..the wittiest,sharpest uncle any1 can hav!'

Anubhav Sinha: 'Happy Birthday @Javedakhtarjadu sahab. May you live a hundred more years to share your poetry, wit and knowledge with us. Health & Happiness'

Nikhil Advani: '@Javedakhtarjadu happy happy birthday. It's been an absolute honor and joy to share your creative space even if it was momentarily.'

Divya Dutta: 'a very happy bday javed saab.'


Image: Javed Akhtar
Photographs: Pradeep Bandekar

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Lisa Ray resumes cancer treatment

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Lisa Ray, who was declared cancer free after a stem-cell transplant in 2010, is undergoing therapy and maintenance treatment.

The 40-year-old actress took to Twitter to update everyone about her health: 'As many of you know, I was diagnosed with Multiple Myeloma in 2009. What you may not know is that Multiple Myeloma is a chronic condition which means I will always live with it. I have known since my diagnosis it is likely I would have to undergo treatments and maintenance therapy on a periodic basis.

'Several weeks ago it was determined by my doctors that I should begin a course of treatment, which I have already started. I feel wonderful, healthy and strong, I've switched to a plant-based diet and I'm active in a number of exciting projects which I will share over the next few months. Thanks for your love and support and treat this as an invitation to 'Make Myeloma Matter'!'

Ray, who got married to Jason Dehni last year, added: 'As my fabulous, inimitable husband puts it: 'I think of it as a tune-up'. Different protocol, married with choice.'


Image: Lisa Ray


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When Arjun Rampal met Narendra Modi

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Arjun Rampal, who is busy promoting his new film Inkaar, met up with the chief minister of Gujurat Narendra Modi during a promotional event in Ahmedabad.

'Just met the dynamic CM Narendra Modi,what a lovely man,discussed many ways to try to make a better society. Thank you for ur insight, Sir,' he tweeted.

'What did I speak with NaMo? About sexual harassment at work environments, and with Gujarat cooperate sector booming,it is imp to discuss, which my film does,' he added.

Inkaar -- co-starring Chitrangada Singh and directed by Sudhir Mishra -- releases on January 18.


Image: Arjun Rampal and Narendra Modi
Photographs: Hitesh Harisinghani, Sonil Dedhia

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