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Sridevi, Rahman pay tribute to Balu Mahendra

February 13, 2014 17:50 IST

Sridevi, Rahman pay tribute to Balu Mahendra

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Here's what your favourite Bollywood celebrities are tweeting.

Several celebrities turned to Twitter to pay tribute to National Award winning director Balu Mahendra, who passed away on February 13. 

Sridevi: 'Deeply saddened on the demise of Balu Mahendra.The legacy of his creations Sadma & Moondaram Pirai will live on. My condolences to the family.'

AR Rahman: 'Dear Balu Mahendra Sir Thank you for being an inspiring visual poet, for directing such life changing Tamil movies...'

Madhur Bhandarkar: 'Sad to hear the Demise of Master of Innovative Camera Style ,Natural Lighting, maker of my favourite hindi film SADMA. Balu Mahendra, RIP.'

Manoj Bajpayee: 'RIP balu mahendru sir!'

Prakash Raj: 'Dear balumahendra sir. Thank you for enriching us with lovely movies.We Will always cherish your moments of creation. Thank you chief. RIP.'

Sanjay Gupta: 'RIP Balu Mahendra… One of the first true visionary directors from the South. Better known here for the heart breaking Sadma.'

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Image: Sridevi and Kamal Haasan in Sadma

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Anushka Sharma resumes shooting for Bombay Velvet

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Anushka Sharma, who was recently in the news for her lips, was spotted at the Mumbai airport, leaving for Sri Lanka. The actress will resume shooting for Anurag Kashyap's magnum opus Bombay Velvet.

'Off to Sri-Lanka for the second sched of #bombayvelvet . Excited to join the team again. Oh and the new Mumbai int airport looks fab!' the 25-year-old actress tweeted.

Meanwhile, Sonakshi Sinha is busy rehearsing with choreographer Remo D'Souza for a song in Tevar. 'Been shooting till 5 am for the past 4 days. But im happy dancing :) Remo killing it with this song!' she added.

Siddharth Malhotra is back on the sets of Mohit Suri's The Villian. 'Back to #Villain tonight,good to see @mohit11481 n team...' he updated.

Ram Kapoor is busy shooting for Sajid Khan's Humshakals. 'Having the time of my life these days on the humshakals set shooting a song and dancing tapori style!! Can't wait for you guys to see it.'


Image: Sonam Kapoor
Photographs: Pradeep Bandekar

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Pooja Bhatt slams Vipul Shah over film title

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Actress-turned-filmmaker Pooja Bhatt took to Twitter to slam Vipul Shah's over the title of his latest film Holiday: A Soldier Is Never Off Duty. Bhatt accused Shah of copyright infringement. 

'First THANK YOU then HOLIDAY! Akshay Kumar's producers have an affinity for the titles of my films.Gentle Reminder- 'Karma can be a bitch'! Vipul Shah approached me for HOLIDAY & I refused.He approached Guild-Rejected. Next stop? IMPPA where he registered HOLIDAY with a tag line,' she tweeted.

'It certainly was a BO dud,that is why I can't release the title before all revenue avenues are exploited.Owe that to my partners. I am fighting a lone battle still with regards to THANK YOU. The HOLIDAY issue proves nothing has changed, the rot remains & might is right!' she continued.

'Bollywood wants Industry status? What for? There was a time when your 'word' mattered. Now even contracts don't matter. It's a free for all.This is not about UTV or Vipul Shah per se. This is about a larger issue.Why register titles if anyone can hijack them anytime they wish?' she added.

The film, starring Akshay Kumar and Sonakshi Sinha, is the official remake of Tamil action-thriller Thuppaki


Image: Pooja Bhatt

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Sonam Kapoor promotes Bewakoofiyaan in London

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Sonam Kapoor, who will be seen next in Bewakoofiyaan, is currently in London to promote the film. 'In london! Kick starting promotions!!' she added with the latest poster of the film. 

Directed by Nupur Asthana, the rom-com also stars Ayushmann Khurrana and Rishi Kapoor.


Image: Movie poster of Bewakoofiyaan
Photographs: Sonam Kapoor/Twitter
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