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Exclusive: #MeToo accused Rajkumar Hirani under self-imposed house-arrest? Read on for details

Buzz is the Sanju filmmaker, Rajkumar Hirani has lost several kilos and is looking visibly harrowed following his name being embroiled in the #MeToo controversy

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Rajkumar Hirani seems to be reeling under the allegations of sexual misconduct that were made against him early this year. Following the complaint made against him by a female member of the technical team of Sanju, the filmmaker’s name was unceremoniously dropped from the credits as the co-producer of Vidhu Vinod Chopra’s recent release, Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aisa Laga. While the makers did not confirm at any point that Hirani’s ouster days before the release was due to the #MeToo allegations, they did not deny it either. But besides, losing out on the project, the allegations seem to be taking a heavier toll on Hirani. Even as several like Dia Mirza and Sharman Joshi have stepped up in the filmmaker’s support, the nature of the complaint seems to be weighing heavy on Hirani who has apparently withdrawn from an active social life.

We have learnt that the filmmaker has not stepped out of the house since the allegations have come about. In fact, a neighbour who resides in the same vicinity as Hirani reveals that the filmmaker who used to be a regular with his morning walks has not been seen in a long while now. But that’s not all. Those who did get a glimpse of Hirani have shared that he has lost several kilos and looked visibly harrowed. Our source shared, “Hirani has undoubtedly lost a lot of weight. Since the allegations surfaced, no one has seen him leave the premise. It’s almost like he is under self-imposed house-arrest.”

While the exact nature and the status of the complaint is unclear, we do know that such allegations – not only against Hirani, but also against others – are being taken seriously by the industry. The allegations have led to the ouster of Sajid Khan and Subhash Kapoor from big-budget projects. Sajid was dropped as the director from Housefull 4, while Subhash had to quit Mogul. The accusation against Vikas Bahl had also led to the breaking up of his production house, Phantom Films, that he had co-founded with Anurag Kashyap, Vikramaditya Motwane and Madhu Mantena. The Federation of Western India Cine Employees issued a six-month ban on Alok Nath, who was accused of rape by director Vinta Nanda. What do you have to say about this? Do let us know in the comments section below.

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Jeetendra and Jaya Prada show off their dance moves in Super Dancer 3

Jeetendra and Jaya Prada grooved to their iconic songs and performed with the contestants on Super Dancer 3

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This week on Super Dancer 3, we saw some amazing, passion fuelled performances from the contestants. But the highlight of the latest episode was the fact that Jeetendra and Jaya Prada came together on the show and joined the three judges – Shetty Kundra, Anurag Basu and Geeta Kapoor. The legendary actors, who have worked together in more than 20 films, not only graced the show but also set the stage on fire. Yes, you heard that right. The duo took the centre stage and danced on their iconic song which left everyone awe struck including the judges. Apart from that, a lot happened on the episode. Read on the know all the details.

1) Shilpa Shetty Kundra and Jaya Prada sizzle on stage

Shilpa Shetty and Jaya ji set the stage on fire by dancing on Nau Lakh Ka Haar and Jayaji remembered all her moves. She danced with so much passion and elegance that Shilpa had to stop and watch her graceful moves.

2) The Rickshawala’s of Mumbai come to support Akshit

It was an emotional moment for the Bhandari family as a group of rickshawalas came together and showed support for Akshit. They even acknowledged the fact that he has worked really hard to reach where he wanted to. Also, in full support was his mum who got teary eyed while watching her son perform.

3) Jeetendra and Jaya Prada dance to their iconic song

The veteran actors danced on their iconic song Taufa Taufa Taufa, Laya Laya Laya and got everyone starstruck with their moves. They of course received a standing ovation from the audience and the judges.

4) Jaya Prada gifts a lovely saree to Akshit’s mother

The veteran actress-turned-politician was really touched by the fact that Akshit’s mother had made several sacrifices for her son to get on the show. Jayaji gifted Akshit’s mother a pretty pink saree and she was obviously gobsmacked by the gesture. On being gifted the saree, Akshit’s mother bawled and rushed to touch Jayaji’s feet.

5) Jaya Prada performs with Rupsa and Dafli Waale

Rupsa was privileged enough to perform with Jayaji on the hit dance number Dafli Waale. It was one of the sweetest moments to witness on stage as Jaya ji wooed the audience by performing with the younger contestants of the show. Rupsa, in fact, matched the dance steps with Jayaji.

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Randeep Hooda takes part in horse riding league despite suffering an ankle injury

Apart from acting, Randeep Hooda is one determined horse rider

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Randeep Hooda is not just an amazing actor who has proved his mettle onscreen but did you know that he is a great horse-rider as well? Yes, that’s right. Randeep was busy shooting for Dhaka in Thailand with Hollywood actor Chris Hemsworth but he returned to India recently. He then took part in the National Equestrian League in Mumbai but unfortunately, the actor suffered an ankle injury. Although, he’s in a state of recovery and rest, it has not stopped him from participating in another league that will take place next month. This is what we love about Randeep – his Passion! Despite having his ankle sprained, he is determined to do what he loves and is also keen to recover as soon as possible.

Talking about his participation, Randeep said, “The Regional Equestrian League is happening in Mumbai after 33 years at the Mahalaxmi Race Course this year. The club was keen that I participate”. He also said that he was a little out of practice. Further, he added, “As a rule, if you fall off the horse, you are disqualified. Unfortunately, during the race, my horse stopped mid-way. In my bid to hold on to it, I had to exert a lot of pressure on my ankle, and ended up with a sprain.”

The actor, inspite of the injury, took part in the second qualifying round that was held on Monday (18 February). He said that he had been taking painkillers for a quick recovery and revealed that since his next race was on February 25 he still had a chance but till then, will be taking ample amount of rest. Work wise, apart from Dhaka, Randeep also has one more film on his plate and that is the historical drama The Battle of Saragarhi. Keep reading CinéBlitz for more Bollywood news.

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Salman Khan shares an emotional moment with Sooraj Barjatya at Raj Kumar Barjatya’s prayer meet and it will melt your hearts

Salman Khan attended the prayer meet with several other Bollywood stars.

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We lost yet another exceptionally talented producer Raj Kumar Barjatya on Thursday (February 21) and the news of his demise shocked everyone. A host of celebrities attended the funeral and the prayer meeting that held today (February 23) in his memory. Swara Bhasker, Madhuri Dixit Nene, Soni Razdaan, Bhagyashree to name a few were in attendance at the prayer meet. Salman Khan also arrived at the venue and paid his condolences to the family. Later, our cameras even spotted the Being Human superstar sharing an emotional moment with his close friend and filmmaker Sooraj Barjatya.

Talking about the picture, we can see Khan holding Sooraj Barjatya’s hands and talking to him about something. The two are standing near a stage and one can see Raj Kumar Barjatya picture as well. Dressed in an all-black outfit, Salman made sure that he was present with the Barjatya family during their loss. Anupam Kher, on the other hand, took to social media and paid his tribute. He wrote” Deeply saddened to know about the demise of #RajKumarBarjatya ji. Had known him since my 1st film #Saaransh. Most humble & amazingly knowledgable human being. Had a childlike curiosity. I loved speaking to him for hours about goodness. He practiced it. Will miss him. #OmShanti.” Anyway, Check out Salman and Sooraj’s picture right here.

Salman Khan with Sooraj Barjatya at Raj Kumar Barjatya's prayer meet

For those who are unaware, Salman shared a special bond with both Sooraj Barjatya and his late father Raj Kumar Barjatya throughout his career. Under their direction and home banner Rajshri Productions, Salman has delivered blockbuster films like Maine Pyaar Kiya Prem Ratan Dhan Payo, Hum Aapke Hia Kaun and many more. Raj Kumar Barjatya’s father Tarachand Barjatya gave he birth of this famous and successful banner. Their production house has even produced many critically-acclaimed films such as Dosti, Tapasya, and Saaransh to name a few. Raj Kumar Barjatya passed away after suffering from a cardiac arrest on Thursday morning. He was 75. We wish his soul rest in peace.

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