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Veteran Bollywood Actress Vidya Sinha passes away at 71

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 The television actress Vidya Sinha, who was known for her roles in films like Pati Patni Aur Woh and Chhoti Si Baat, died on Thursday at the age of 71. The actress was admitted to Criticare Hospital in Mumbai, after she had complained of breathlessness.

Vidya was rushed to hospital last week and sources told Hindustan Times that she had been diagnosed with lung and heart disorders. Her condition was then said to be stable and she was kept under observation in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU). She was then put on PAP (Positive Airway Pressure) ventilator.

A source told the daily, “Her prolonged medical issues had aggravated, leading to breathlessness and she even developed heart and lung disorders, leading to more breathlessness.” The source had added that it had all “been taken care of” and that she would be staying in the hospital till she made a full recovery.

Vidya Sinha started her career at the age of 18 as a model and actor. She was best known for films like Rajnigandha and Chhoti Si Baat. After taking a hiatus from films, the actress made a comeback to cinema with Salman Khan’s Bodyguard. She was also a popular face on television and had worked with Ekta Kapoor in Kaavyanjali (2006).

In 1968, she got married to Venkateshwaran Iyer and adopted a daughter named Jhanvi. After the death of her husband in 1996, she married Netaji Bhimrao Salunkhe in 2001. She divorced him in 2009 after a difficult relationship. She had also filed a complaint of domestic violence in January 2009. A court order directed Salunkhe to pay Rs 10,000 per month as maintenance pay.

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Shakuntala Devi First Look Revealed : Vidya Balan in super cool Bob Look

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Shakuntala Devi First Look Revealed : Vidya Balan in super cool Bob Look

The first-look poster of Vidya Balan’s upcoming film, Shakuntala Devi, has been released. The makers have also released the teaser of the film. The poster shows Vidya Balan as Shakuntala Devi, the human-computer, donning short hair and in a red saree.

Directed by Anu Menon, Shakuntala Devi is based on the life of mathematics genius Shakuntala Devi. The film is set to release in the summer of 2020.

Shakuntala Devi’s genius was first discovered at the age of 5 when she solved a math problem meant for 18-year-old students. Though she never received any formal education, her talent for numbers also earned her a place in the 1982 edition of the Guinness Book of World Records.

In Instagram Vidya Balan posted “BIG DAY 🌞! Excited to play the role of Math Genius, #ShakuntalaDevi@ivikramix @directormenon and I are thrilled to bring to life the true story of ‘the human computer’ – a small-town Indian girl, who took the world by storm! @abundantiaent
In theatres – Summer 2020.”

Film Critics Taran Adarsh tweeted ” First look poster… Vidya Balan as #ShakuntalaDevi… Based on the life of a mathematical genius, the ‘human computer’ – Shakuntala Devi… Directed by Anu Menon… Filming begins today… Summer 2020 release.”

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Sahoo Struggles to hold its ground at the box office

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Sahoo Struggles to hold its ground at the box office

Saaho starring Prabhas and Shraddha Kapoor is in a tough fight between against Nitish Tiwari’s Chhichhore.

The Hindi release of Saaho earned only around Rs.2.50 Cr on its second Monday while Chhichhore raced ahead and earned Rs.8.10 crore.

According to early estimates, Saaho is expected to have earned around Rs 1 crore approx on Tuesday, bringing its total collection to around Rs 133 crore approx.

In its first week, the film earned Rs 116.03 crore, on its second weekend, it witnessed an 81 percent drop in collections and made Rs 14.95 crore.

Saaho, which was released in four languages, has crossed Rs 400 crore worldwide. The film was made on a budget of Rs 350 crore.

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Akshay Kumar treats his fan with “Prithviraj” teaser

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Akshay Kumar treats his fan with "Prithviraj" teaser

On the 52nd birthday, Akshay Kumar released his upcoming historical drama “Prithviraj “teaser. Akshay Kumar will be playing the role of the grand ruler in the movie.

Akshay Kumar tweeted ” Elated to share about my 1st historical film on my birthday! Humbled to have the opportunity to play a hero I look up to for his valor & values- Samrat Prithviraj Chauhan in one of my biggest films #Prithviraj.
Producer @yrf, director #DrChandraprakashDwivedi, releasing Diwali 2020.

Akshay Kumar said that “It’s truly an honor that I will be playing the role of one of the most fearless and courageous kings of India  Prithviraj Chauhan. As a nation, we should always celebrate our heroes and immortalize what they did to propagate the values that Indians lived by. Prithviraj is our attempt to bring to light his valor and daredevilry. Prithviraj was the only person standing in front of a merciless nemesis and the bravery he showed, made him a true Indian hero, an inspiration for generations and a legend. So this announcement coming on my birthday has indeed made it more special for me.”

Prithiviraj is considered one of the bravest rulers of the Chahamana dynasty and fought against the huge Ghurid army when they tried to invade the country in 1192 CE.

Previously, Akshay had acted in the war drama Kesari, which was based on the historical battle of Saragrahi, where 21 Sikh soldiers died fighting against 10,000 Afghan troops.

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