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Ranbir Kapoor – Alia Bhatt, Varun Dhawan – Natasha Dalal: Five couples who recently ‘made it official’

There are still a few couples out there who shy away from announcing their closeness. And then there are those who have been bold enough to hold hands and announce their status! Here are the five couples who have accepted their relationship and are no longer trying to hide it.

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We hear of many link-up and break-up stories of Bollywood celebs, but very few are openly announced. There is always an element of conjecture – is it a rumor or is it the truth? There are some celeb couples who do not announce their relationship but are seen going around together all the time. Celebrities today find it difficult to hide from the cameras, which is why almost everything they do is known to the public. And it isn’t just the intrusive paparazzi which catch them unawares – sometimes it’s the star’s own social media which gives a hint about their ‘special someone.’ Sometimes, they too want us to know about their current relationship. Last year was full of weddings and celebrations in Bollywood. But there are still a few couples out there who shy away from announcing their closeness. And then there are those who have been bold enough to hold hands and announce their status! Here are the five couples who have accepted their relationship and are no longer trying to hide it.

Farhan Akhtar and Shibani Dandekar

Farhan Akhtar made his relationship with Shibani Dandekar official through an Instagram post.

According to reports, the relationship of Farhan and Shraddha Kapoor didn’t work out, allegedly due to her family vehemently opposing the match after an astrologer’s dire warnings. They broke up and Farhan moved on. Shibani Dandekar is a famous singer, actor and model. Earlier there were rumors that she was dating Farhan but lately it has been confirmed that they are together – they have accepted it in public through their Instagram posts. Farhan doesn’t shy away from putting their pictures in the public domain, which shows how committed he is to this relationship.

Arjun Kapoor and Malaika Arora 

Arjun Kapoor and Malaika Arora are often spotted at restaurants together.

Arjun and Malaika both haven’t put out any statement in public about their relationship yet. Both had earlier relationships that went kaput. Malaika was married for 18 years to Arbaaz Khan, and they have a son Arhaan who is 16 years old. It came as a surprise to many people when the news broke out that Malaika and Arjun are together. Now, they have accepted their relationship by holding hands in public and going together to many events. Arjun has been caring and protective about Malaika as we can see from their public appearances. Even though they haven’t spoken out about their closeness, their appearances together are indicative of their desire to go public with their relationship.

Varun Dhawan and Natasha Dalal

Varun Dhawan and Natasha Dalal spotted at the airport.

Right from the day Varun Dhawan started his career as an actor he was sure about not being seen with anyone else. Because even before he became an actor Varun and Natasha have been together. Their commitment to each other has remained steadfast, and that is something that we really respect and appreciate. Natasha Dalal is a well known fashion designer. Varun doesn’t discuss his relationship with her in interviews, but neither does he deny it. Buzz is that they will get hitched in the coming years.

Ranbir Kapoor and Alia Bhatt

Ranbir Kappor and Alia Bhatt returning from their New Year vacation.

Alia said in an interview that she always had a crush on Ranbir even before she entered the movies. It looks like her wish has been fulfilled and they are together now. We have seen their appearances together and Alia getting closer to the finicky Kapoor family. Also on a popular chat show she blushingly accepted the fact that they are together. They are working together in the upcoming film Brahmastra which will release in 2019.

Harshvardhan Rane and Kim Sharma

Harshvardhan Rane uploaded a post on Instagram dedicated to Kim Sharma

After impressing one and all with his acting chops and becoming a social media star, Harshvardhan Rane started being linked with several stars like Gauahar Khan and even badminton champ Jwala Gutta. However, all of the reports were quashed when the actor started being spotted on numerous occasions with the beautiful Kim Sharma. From dinner dates to parties and vacays, we’ve seen them hanging out a lot. Though they kept their relationship under the wraps, it was in 2019 they finally broke their silence. Harshvardhan posted a really adorable picture of them on a blissful holiday and it clearly proved they are together.

Which out of these was your favourite jodi? Share with us your thoughts in the comments section below! Also stay tuned to Cine Blitz as we get you all the updates from the world of Bollywood right here.

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7 facts about Balasaheb Thackeray you need to know before seeing Nawazuddin Siddiqui’s Thackeray

Check out the Shiv Sena supremo, Balasaheb Thackeray’s connections to Bollywood, his love for cigars, and his favorite cuisine…

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Shiv Sena Supremo Bal Keshav Thackeray is one of the most regarded Indian politician we know! Born to a Maharashtrian family in 1926, Balasaheb was the eldest son of the family and after starting Shiv Sena in 1966, he remained the party chief till he passed away in 2012. He was a great artist, writer and orator, but an even better leader. He advocated the best interests of Maharashtrians in the political and professional landscape of the state. In fact, he was a guy who could hold onto a crowd and stimulate them with his powerful words.

The Shiv Sena supremo had a huge following and even today, people remember him. A biopic has been made on him, Thackeray. Starring Nawazuddin Siddiqui as the leader, the film is releasing on January 25. But before the film releases, we want you to know 5 lesser-known facts about Balasaheb Thackeray that you need to know before seeing Siddiqui’s Thackeray.

# Cartoon-mania: Balasaheb Thackeray was not only a writer, orator and an activist, he was also a cartoonist. In fact, he started off as a cartoonist in The Free Press Journal in Mumbai. He made several political cartoons, which were also published in The Times of India’s Sunday edition. He had even launched weekly column called Marmik by 1960. It was an anti-migrant satirical weekly.

#  Foodie’s delight: Thackeray was a huge foodie. Not only did he love his wife’s cooking, but he used to order food from the best restaurants in the city. His trysts with Chinese, Thai and non-vegetarian cuisines go a long way. He loved mutton biryani, pomfret curry and spicy food. He was a coffee person too, but after entering politics and suffering some health issues, he resorted to simple and vegetarian food.

# Wine and Dine: Balasaheb loved beer. He used to have several different kinds of beer, especially with meals. But after learning about the calories, he switched to wine. he loved fine, French wine, especially white wine. He wouldn’t mind champagne too.

# Cuban-tryst: The Shiv Sena Supremo loved smoking, especially pipes. But after being introduced to cigars, he switched to them completely. He loved luxury and would have friends fly in full-bodied, Cuban cigars especially Havana for him. He used to take break in between cigars, but he loved them to be thick and long, like the Churchill-sized Havana.

# Bolly-connect: Thackeray was very close to several Bollywood stars. He loved movies, so obviously, he would have come in contact with several stars, right? Especially because he had so much power and influence. He has gone out of his way and helped the likes of Sanjay Dutt, Salman Khan and Amitabh Bachchan.

In fact, Bachchan Sr even recalls the time when the politician’s ambulance ferried him to the hospital after his accident on the sets of Coolie. Balasaheb had also visited him in the hospital and carried a painting which showed Amitabh defeating Yamraj. Lata Mangeshkar also regarded Balasaheb as a father figure, while Rajinikanth had also come to visit him.

# Hitler-love: Shiv Sena’s chief also was a staunch follower and admirer of Adolf Hitler. You could see the similarities in some of their speeches. He was also an anti-communist like the German leader.

# Hollywood calling: Even Michael Jackson had come to meet Thackeray. And from what we hear, he also autographed the toilet he used while he was there. Crazy, isn’t it?

What do you guys have to say about these interesting and lesser-known facts about Balasaheb Thackeray? Share with us your thoughts in the comments section below! Also stay tuned to Cine Blitz as we get you all the updates about Thackeray right here.

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Nawazuddin Siddiqui’s love for playing real life parts will leave you startled

Playing real characters inspires Nawazuddin Siddiqui, read on to know more

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After all the excitement of release dates of other films being shifted around, Thackeray is all set to hit the big screens next week on January 25. Nawazuddin Siddiqui is playing Balasaheb Thackeray in this biopic. Interestingly, he has played many real life characters before this and many of the films that got him appreciation were biopics or were based on real events.

To list a few, in Nandita Das’s Manto, Nawaz played the character of the famous writer Saadat Hasan Manto. He portrayed with finesse the pain and inner struggle that Manto had gone through when he had to leave Bombay and settle in Pakistan. In the 2015 release Manjhi – The Mountain Man, Nawaz played Dashrath Manjhi who is popularly known as the ‘Mountain Man’. Dashrath’s achievement was that he had carved a path through a 25-feet high mountain using only hammer and chisel.

Nawaz is known for his versatility and his portrayal of off-beat characters right from the very beginning. He also has a special interest in playing real life characters and is known to bring them alive on the screen. Nawaz says, “I get inspired from real life characters and not from films. My entire observation and learning is from real people”. Portraying such characters is not easy – his roles have been taxing and needed a lot of hard work. “It is true that you give a lot to your character and in return it also takes a lot from you. This give and take is a process,” he adds.

After Thackeray he will be seen in director Ritesh Batra’s Photograph, releasing on March 8. Photograph will also be screened at the Sundance Film Festival and the Berlin Film Festival. Nawaz and his hunger for playing real life roles has given us some good cinema, and we look forward to more of it.

Let us know in the comments section below whether you think Nawaz has managed to capture the essence of Shiv Sena supremo Balasaheb Thackeray or not.

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Salman Khan, Jacqueline Fernandez, Sonu Sood make Ramesh Taurani’s birthday bash a starry affair – view pics

Ramesh Taurani celebrated his birthday with Salman Khan and other B-Town celebs – view pics

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When it comes to glitz, glam and fun, there is nothing like Bollywood’s parties and when they are birthday parties, the whole B-town comes together. Recently, it was Sidharth Malhotra’s birthday when everyone came together to wish him and last night saw B-towners turn up in full attendance to bring in producer Ramesh Taurani’s birthday. The Bollywood celebrities were seen making their way to his apartment to make his birthday a memorable one. Taurani has produced films like Solider, Ajab Prem ki Gazab Kahani, Phata Poster Nikla Hero and many more including the Race franchisee.

The entire Race 3 gang including Salman Khan, Jacqueline Fernandez, Daisy Shah, Sonu Sood, Bobby Deol were seen attending the do. However, director Remo D’Souza gave the do a miss. Jacqueline sported a super-casual look with black knitted shirt and blue ripped denim skirt. Like always Salman was spotted making a late entry at the party. Apart from this television industry too was seen there. Seen coming for the bash were Dia Mirza and Sahil Sangha, Alka Yagnik, Ayush Sharma, Satish Kaushik, Rupa Ganguly, Parmeet Sethi and Archana Puran Singh, Sriram Raghwan and many more.

On work front, the news of Taurani producing Race 4 is all over the industry and buzz is that Salman will be leading the film. Though Race 3 didn’t really have good public reviews it hit the box office with a bang and raked in a lot of money. Anyway, here’s wishing Ramesh Taurani a very Happy Birthday and wishing him all the love, luck and happiness!

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