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Hema Malini calls Pratyusha's alleged suicide 'senseless'

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Last updated on: April 05, 2016 16:09 IST
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Hema Malini has termed television actress Pratyusha Banerjee's alleged suicide 'senseless', saying the world admires a fighter not a 'loser', who takes away his or her life.

The 24-year-old former Balika Vadhu star was found dead at her home on April 1 in a suspected case of suicide, apparently due to stress in her relationship with boyfriend Rahul Raj Singh.

Malini, 67, believes a person should fight the adversities of life rather than giving up.

'All these senseless suicides which achieve nothing! Life is God's gift for us to live not for us to take at will. We have no right to do that. One must learn to overcome all odds & emerge successful, not succumb under pressure & give up easily. The world admires a fighter not a loser,' she posted on Twitter.

Slamming the media over its investigation and coverage of the TV star's demise, the actress added, 'Just becomes food for the hungry media who chew on news like celebrity suicides until the next sensational news happens. Then it is forgotten.'

Photograph: Pratyusha Banerjee/ Instagram

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Nikhil to remake Homeland for Indian audience

Homeland

Director Nikhil Advani is all set to remake popular political-thriller Homeland for Indian TV.

The Katti Batti director said he will be adapting the original Israeli series Hatufilm on which Homeland is based.

"It's not specifically a remake of Homeland but the Israeli series Hatufim on which Homeland is based. So yes, I am doing the show for Star (network) and they will do an announcement soon," Nikhil told PTI.

The series follows the story of CIA operative Carrie Mathison on the lookout for an American prisoner who may have joined forces with Al-Qaeda. Released from hostage after eight years, Marine Nicholas Brody becomes her suspect.

The director is also working on his next feature film Baazaar, set to go on floors this year. There were reports that he was in talks with Akshay Kumar to play the lead role but Nikhil did not divulge any details.

Meanwhile, the Hero director has made a short film for the Zeal for Unity initiative titled Guddu Engiineer. Nikhil says he intentionally kept the spelling of engineer wrong as the film is about a mischievous character.

"The boy is studying in BHU (Banaras Hindu University) and he is quite mischievous, he is not able to spell the word properly but he is doing engineering. Also, it made sense for numerological reason. It is a love story but is also about college students, the politics and the choices they have to make," he said.

The 44-year-old director shot the 35-minute film in five days in Varanasi, after almost six months of prior planning.

The initiative features short films by 12 filmmakers, six Indian and as many Pakistani, to make 12 different movies, as an effort to ease the tension between India and Pakistan.

Nikhil says an initiative like this acts as a catalyst to start good things between the two countries.

"An initiative like this is at least a start, a beginning. It acts as a catalyst to trigger good things for both the countries. People on both sides of the border want nothing but peace and happiness."

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Here is how Aditiya-Rani made Adira's birth announcement

Rani Mukerji

Aditiya Chopra and Rani Mukerji were blessed with a baby girl last December and the duo announced her arrival in the cutest way possible.

The new parents sent out beautiful gifts that included a cradle with their daughter Adira's name, date of birth and some goodies to their friends in the film fraternity.

Tiger Shroff's mother Ayesha took to her Instagram handle and posted a picture of the cradle and wrote: 'Just received the cutest birth announcement from Rani and Adi Chopra!!!! Welcome baby Adira!!! Loads of love and blessings!!!!"

Text Courtesy: ANI

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