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What does 2019 have in store for Bollywood stars? Celebrity astrologer Shradha Salla predicts

As the New Year begins to unfold, celebrity astrologer SHRADHA SALLA makes predictions for Bollywood stars in 2019.

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Ayushmann Khurrana

His birth date is 14/9/1984. The two energies that we look at in numerology are your birth number and your destiny number. In his case – 14=1+4=5; 14/9/1984 = 36 and 3+6= 9. His energies are ruled by number 5, which is his birth number, and by number 9, which is his destiny number. Number 5 is ruled by the planet Mercury and number 9 is ruled by Mars.

Mercury is a planet that is very analytical and focused. When they take up something, they completely get into it. Similarly, with Ayushmann, he immerses himself into his characters. Number 5 is also a factor of luck. Whichever movie he does, some aspect will be a success; be it a cameo, a dialogue or a song, it is sure to be a hit.

Number 9 is his destiny number – where the future is going to take you. 9 is ruled by Mars and it is the planet of fire. Ayushmann has a lot of passion within him, so he has to keep channelising his energy on a regular basis. 2018 was his 34th year, which was ruled by Neptune. Number 34 has to do with foreign lands, so there was a lot of travel, a lot of to-and-fro energy. Post his 35th birthday, he will have to take a little more care of his health and a lot of small, unforeseen things, since it is ruled by Shani (Saturn). Number 9 is the number of extremes, so in this case, he might be very hyper.

Varun Dhawan

He was born on 24/4/1987. His birth number totals up to 6, and number 6 is ruled by Venus (Shukra), and it is the planet of arts and entertainment. Hence, his movies always release on a Friday because it is the day of Venus. Shukra is the day of love, passion, growth, money, expenditure, media and PR. All the actors will try and get their name to number 6, all their movie names to come to number 6, and if number 6 doesn’t work, they’ll get it to number 1. Varun is a born entertainer and a natural.

His Destiny number 8 – is ruled by Shani (Saturn). Shani either takes you to the top or gets you down. Varun, somehow, tries to maintain a balance, but you’ll never see a complete outburst. There are time periods related to his success. If he follows and enhances the energy of Shani or prays to him, his growth will go to another level because Shani is really favouring him. A piece of advice – If he visits Shani temples on Saturdays and prays to Shani, it will really work well. 2019 is his 32nd year, and a year which will be ruled by Mercury. It has a lot to do with money, and his financial status will be excellent. He is going through a very good phase right now.

Vicky Kaushal


Born on 16/5/1988. His Birth number is 7 and his Destiny number – 2. Number 7 is ruled by Neptune and number 2 is ruled by the moon. These are not energies which are being helpful where his acting career is concerned, so everything he has achieved is because of his own hard work. He doesn’t have a helping hand. The moon works in phases where it goes from a high to a low phase. Only by listening to intuition, his inner voice and his hard work, he has reached where he is today. 2018 was his 30th year and it was a turning point for him because it was ruled by Jupiter, and it is the planet of growth, abundance, knowledge and creativity. So 2018 would’ve churned him and turned him as well, but his pure belief and self motivation earned him his current position. He works from the heart. Even if there are days where he feels low, he will kick himself and get back up there. In his 31st year, he’ll see a few changes, but it might not be as big as his 30th year. He might have a few struggles as the growth has happened already, it might come down a bit, but he’ll push himself.

Rajkummar Rao

Born on 31/8/1984. His Birth number is 4 and Destiny number 7. Number 4 is ruled by Rahu and number 7 is ruled by Ketu. It’s not been an easy way up for him too. Rahu brings obstacles and burdens in a person’s life. We may see the end product on the screen, but what is happening behind the screens is a lot. A lot of effort, a lot of energy and a lot of struggle there, but his victory is because of his graciousness, and because his destiny number 7 is such that it all comes out perfect in the end. He makes it look simple, but the kind of energy and effort that he has to invest is a lot, because of number 4. He’s pushed his way, he has a very strong intuition and is extremely talented, and that’s how he’s reached where he is today. 2018 was his 34th year, going on 35th. The 34th year was also ruled by number 7 which is his destiny planet. There has been a lot of recognition globally, but he has to take care of himself in his 35th year. And although he has five releases next year, he will need a break due to matters pertaining to his health.

Ranveer Singh

Born on 6/7/1985. Birth number- 6, Destiny number- 9.

Number 6- He has a natural charisma in him, a natural attachment to being a Bollywood star and an entertainer. One can never go wrong with number 6.

Number 9 is ruled by Mars, and is the planet of fire, passion, aggression with a non-caring attitude, and he is completely in character from morning to night. 2018, for him, his 33rd year, was number 6, ruled by Venus. 2019, in his 34th year, he will be focussed a lot on work, on travel and endorsements, and a lot more growth coming his way. The good thing about Ranveer is that, as much as he is into fun, and everyone might think he’s all fun and games, there’s a very strong bond that he has in him with a sense of family values, a certain sense of groundedness within him which we may not see on screen, but is present off-screen, which gives a lot of security to his lovers.

Alia Bhatt

Born on 15/3/1993. Birth number- 6 and Destiny number- 4.

Number 6 is all for entertainment, media and the arts. Number 4 has certain obstacles and difficulties. In this case, it’ll not be seen in her work, but it’ll be in her relationships. She’ll always have a hitch where relations are concerned, be it with her parents, siblings or a loved one. She will have to go through a lot of heartbreak to realise and know where she belongs. Her comfort matters a lot to her and she’s an extremely sensitive and emotional person. She’s driven by this big yo-yo which throws her off balance, so it is very important for her to realise that. Her 25th year was ruled by Ketu and her 26th will be ruled by Shani. She needs to take a little care of herself for the next two years. Although she has a lot of movies coming up, little irritations will keep coming her way. If she’s focused on her work, she might surpass the irritations.

Shraddha Kapoor

Born on 3/3/1987. Birth number 3 and Destiny number- 4.

Number 3 is ruled by Jupiter and it is the planet of growth, abundance, creativity and knowledge. For her, she will be getting into the role, studying it, understanding the character, and then be able to act out. She has inborn talent, but she puts that extra effort into anything that’s needed.

Number 4 brings a few difficulties, with a little recovery that comes her way, but as long as she’s seeing the end-path, she’ll make it happen for herself. 2018 was her 31st year. There will be a few unseen blocks for the next few months till she hits her 32nd year. But after that, everything is going to start opening out for her, and it’ll all start becoming clear. Till March, she needs to take a little more care of her health, of trusting anyone blindly, of doing work which she’s not thought over. If she’s cautious about that, she’ll be able to jump into a very big space. Her 33rd year could be for marriage, if not exactly marriage, maybe something to do with a relationship.

Deepika Padukone

Born on 5/1/1986. Her Birth number 5 is ruled by Mercury, which means she is analytical, focused, and has OCD as well. But more than just being a creative person, she’s got a lot of discipline towards hard work.

Destiny number 3 is ruled by Jupiter which is the planet of growth, abundance, and creativity, but she has to work very hard. It’s her 32nd year going onto 33rd. A lot of growth is happening for her right now. She’ll see completely new work-related growth. The next few years are very strong where her career is concerned.

Sara Ali Khan

Born on 12/8/1995. Her Birth number 3 is ruled by Jupiter. Slapstick comedies won’t do well for her. Meaningful movies will work great since she’s a very old soul, so getting that out into drama is very important. Her Destiny number 8 is ruled by Saturn (Shani). She’ll see a lot of growth, but only after going through a lot will she see the positive side of it. She’s entering her 24th year, and there’s a lot of growth right now. Her 24th year which will be ruled by Venus, clears the period of blockages and then, no more delays. She has a lot to look forward to.


IFFM Awards 2019: Gully Boy, Andhadhun, Tabu, Vijay Sethupathi, Shah Rukh Khan receive top honours

It was that evening of the year in Melbourne, when the annual awards night marked its gala presence in the cultural melting pot. 2019’s award function at the Indian Film Festival of Melbourne was a special one for many reasons.

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It was that evening of the year in Melbourne, when the annual awards night marked its gala presence in the cultural melting pot. 2019’s award function at the Indian Film Festival of Melbourne was a special one for many reasons. Zoya Akhtar’s Gully Boy walked away with the top gong of Best Film honour, whereas Vijay Sethupathi won the Best Actor for his widely acclaimed film Tamil film Super Deluxe and Tabu was named Best Actress for her performance in Andhadhun.

Zoya said, “I am so excited. I am not going to forget this evening. This is my first award in the capacity of a producer. Gully Boy was our first production. This is a good start. No one makes a movie alone and this wouldn’t be possible without my producers, my co-writer, my incredible actors and every member of my cast and crew. 54 invincible artists worked on this album. I owe this night to all of them.”


Zoya Akhtar

Sriram said on his win as best director, “I am thankful and overwhelmed with the response to Andhadhun and this award. A French short film inspired this movie. It was 7 years ago and the movie took a long time to make.” Upon receiving her award, Tabu said, “It’s my first time in Australia but I will remember it for the rest of my life. Thank you Sriram for writing this for me. This character is catalyst for change of roles for women that are being written and will be written in future. Thank you for trusting me with this character”.


Sriram Raghavan and Tabu

Additionally, IFFM bestowed upon superstar Shah Rukh Khan – the  ‘Excellence In Cinema’ award.


Shah Rukh Khan giving his award acceptance speech

Shah Rukh Khan, in his usual candour, said, “Thank you all of you in Melbourne. It’s an honour and privilege for me. Awards are odd because to me an art form be judged for its quality feels counter intuitive. Art is an expression and cinema is the ability to create emotions and share experiences through stories. To be an actor, is to live to know that each one is a mere illusion. When you are making a movie you can change a lot by changing the angle of the light and it strikes you that life is a lot like that as well. It’s the simple things that can alter your journey and pondering makes your story worth telling. I shot a film here 12 years ago and it was a straightforward film about a man who has lost hope in life picks on a team of girls and then they go on to win a world championship. This city had the simplicity I had seen nowhere else. When you get older like me, you realise things. I realised that film changed my life. It’s not the awards you get, it’s just the part of creating process that is an exhilarating experience for an artiste.”

Here’s a complete list of winners:

  • IFFM Best Short Film: My Name Is Mohamed And Raghad, We Don’t Exist Here Anymore by Ali Mousawi AND Be My Brother by Genevieve Clay
  • IFFM Diversity Award: Onir
  • Telstra People’s Choice Award: Simmba
  • Celebrating 20 years of Kuch Kuch Hota Hai: Karan Johar
  • IFFM Best Director: Sriram Raghavan for Andhadhun
  • IFFM Best Actor: Vijay Sethupathi for Super Deluxe
  • IFFM Best Actress: Tabu for Andhadhun
  • IFFM Best Indie film: Bulbul Can Sing
  • IFFM Best Film: Gully Boy
  • PWC Equality in Cinema award an honorary award): Chuskit & Super Deluxe
  • IFFM Excellence in Cinema – Shah Rukh Khan

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Nikaah, Halal, Phir Ussi Mod Par – 4 films that dealt with Triple Talaq

The Triple Talaq Bill is being introduced in the Rajya Sabha, and on this note we bring to you some films that explored the subject

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Halal, Phir Ussi Mod Par, Nikaah movie posters

The subject of triple talaq is not new to Bollywood. Time and again, filmmakers have dealt with this social issue faced by women in the Muslim communities. Here we check out five such films that have explored the topic on screen.



Nikaah (1982) movie poster

The film was a social comment on the Shariat law of divorce. The film was initially titled Talaq Talaq Talaq, but director BR Chopra had to change the title of the film to Nikaah after one of his friends pointed out that the title will dissuade Muslim families from watching a film that was propagating Talaq (divorce). Chopra changed the title to Nikaah but could not stop people from filing cases against the film.

Starring Raj Babbar, Deepak Parashar and Salma Agha — it was the story of a woman who is married to a man who does not have any time for her — resulting in an altercation that leads to the man spelling out Talaq three times to her.

Phir Ussi Mod Par


Phir Ussi Mod Par (2018) movie poster

Another Muslim social that attempted to talk of the practice of Triple Talaq. It is the story of a woman of substance and fortitude who gets duped in love facing an unjustified ‘Triple Talaq’. She raises her son against all odds only to see him subject her daughter-in-law to the same fate in a most unjustifiable manner. The woman rises to the occasion squarely meeting the daunting challenges of society and clerics to ensure that justice prevails. Directed by Lekh Tandon the film failed to impress at the box office.



Halal (2016) movie poster

The film deals with the theme of loyalty, love and the institution of marriage that is deemed to be pious by society. It is a story of human emotions, which depicts the trials and tribulations that women in our society go through. The film is about a woman whose husband divorces her so that she does not face the ire of his mother. As per the Muslim customs, the woman has to marry again and divorce the second husband if the first husband wants her back.

Directed by National Award Winner Shivaji Lotan Patil, the movie featured Chinmay Deepak Mandlekar, Priyadarshan Jadhav, Pritam Kagne, Vijay Chavan, Vimal Mhatre, Chhaya Kadam, Amol Kagne and Sanjay Sugaokar.

Code Blue


Code Blue (2019) movie poster

‘Code Blue’ refers to the life-saving emergency code and in this movie it revolves around this girl, whose story is inspired by a real-life incident. The protagonist is pushed to the limits by society’s malpractices and how she comes back and fights those evils, is what Code Blue is all about. The battle of a girl from a dead-end! Made in association with Rahat Kazmi Films, the film features Alok Nath, Rishi Bhutani, Sushmita Mukerji and Khan in lead roles.

Khan wants to use the medium of movies to bring to light the lives of women who find their lives shattered with this instant divorce practice. She says, she felt traumatised when she encountered cases of women having to endure the mistreatment and misuse of the oral talaq system. For more Bollywood news and updates, stay tuned with CineBlitz.

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Katrina Kaif, Priyanka Chopra, Ranveer Singh – 5 stars who’ve been teased by Arjun Kapoor on social media

Post Arjun Kapoor’s funny comment on Anil Kapoor’s recent post, here’s taking a look at the top 5 funny comments that the young star made on his B-Town friends’ social media posts

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Priyanka Chopra, Ranveer Singh and Katrina Kaif

Arjun Kapoor is often seen headlining news and it’s not just for his films. The actor is a master of trolling. Well, sort of and his fans enjoy the friendly banter that he has on social media with his friends. His recent comment on Anil Kapoor’s latest picture brought him in the limelight again. Anil had posted a picture with the caption saying, “I could add some deep quote here but let’s be honest I just wanted to post some good looking pictures of myself.” And Arjun had something interesting to say. He wrote, “& u say I ruin ur reputation….just see this post.” Well this made us take a look at the other times he has teased his friends on their social media. Check it out:

Katrina Kaif

Katrina Kaif is one of Arjun’s favourite when it comes to making funny remarks. Recently, when Katrina posted a picture from her Mexico vacation, Arjun had a rather hilarious take on the photo. He commented, “Watch where you going, girl! Hope you didn’t walk into the pillar while posing,” as Katrina was posing next to a pillar.

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Ranveer Singh

Arjun did not spare his Gunday co-star and best friend Ranveer Singh as well. The Gully Boy actor is known for his outlandish style and when had posted a photo wearing a colourful outfit, Arjun didn’t miss the opportunity to comment on the same. He said, ”Narangi Mausambi wala.”

Parineeti Chopra

The Ishqzaade jodi is known for their online banter and Arjun is forever ready to tease Pari. So during the shooting of their film Namaste England, Arjun made sure he did it again. He posted a video where he can be seen teasing Parineeti and just because she wore a green dress, Arjun captioned the video as, “Presenting Hari – Pari the tourist photography expert !!!”

Priyanka Chopra Jonas

Remember Priyanka Chopra’s all-white Cannes 2019 dress. Priyanka definitely killed the look but Arjun yet again had a fun take on it. When PeeCee posted that picture on social media, Arjun couldnt resist commenting, “Surf Excel vibes.”

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Aditya Roy Kapur

When Aditya Roy Kapur claimed that he is single through an Instagram post, he also was obliged with a funny comment from Arjun Kapoor. Arjun said, “Chal Jhoota.” and hinted that Aditya might actually be in a relationship.

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These were some instances that we feel Arjun was bang on with his hilarious comments. Which one was your favourite? Let us know in the comments section below. Also, stay tuned to CineBlitz for more such interesting features.

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