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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.

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Imtiaz Ali’s Highway completes 5 years and Veera – Mahabir still rule our hearts

As Highway completes 5 years, we revisit and cherish the world created by Imtiaz Ali, Alia Bhatt and Randeep Hooda

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Have you ever dreamt of living in mountains? Ever felt home away from home? Veera did, but her journey till the realisation was a long one. Blowing life in every aspect of the frame with storytelling is an art and director Imtiaz Ali is a master at it. It was February 21, this same day when Highway released five years back in 2014. It’s been five years and Veera and Mahabir are still with us.

Quick recap, Veera (Alia Bhatt) a young bride-to-be gets kidnapped by a criminal Mahabir (Randeep Hooda) when she goes on a long drive one night with her fiancé whom she doesn’t love. Mahabir keeps on travelling with Veera from location to location as to not get tracked. In the journey far from being afraid of her kidnappers, Veera explores an adventurous and liberating life.

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Both of them have gone through a lot in their lives. Veera is a city girl, rich, beautiful, seems like what problem can someone have who has every luxury in the world. They say family is the place we are safest in, Veera was sexually abused when she was a little girl by her uncle. Her parents didn’t listen to her. Even living around her family and blood relations, everyone in her home was a stranger to her. It was claustrophobic for her to breathe in there. The film begins with her coming out for a drive because she wants to breathe. She is getting married to a guy she doesn’t love just to get away from the strangers that call themselves her family. The trauma and the whirlpool made her go inside her cocoon.

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Mahabir grew up in a rural set up and under a very cruel father. He has seen his father pushing his mother to sleep with his bosses. He has seen domestic violence, and also had a violent childhood himself. Eventually he craves for fondness and love in his life. To not be overpowered by emotions he portrays himself as rude.

Veera and Mahabir are those two pieces of a puzzle that complete each other. Their story is not a conventional love story, rather they fill the voids in each other’s life. Mahabir becomes the protector and a father figure which Veera always felt was absent in her life. On the other hand Veera fills in his world with care and love. They join and become one.

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Though Veera gets a chance to run away and lands up into a barren white dessert when she realises that’s her life back at home, empty,  and runs back to the kidnappers. That’s when Stockholm syndrome enters. Yes, the movie is based around a syndrome. Stockholm syndrome is when a hostage develops good feelings for his/her kidnapper or just accepts the way as to survive. Highway in a subtle way is the execution of Stockholm syndrome. That is the power of Imtiaz Ali’s storytelling, he discusses many problems in his films without naming them even once. Highway talks about child abuse, domestic violence, kidnapping, Stockholm syndrome, and though you won’t find a single mention but the point is proved and you have already loved it.

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When she tells Mahabir “Me Chahati Hoon Ye Raasta Kabhi Khatam Na Ho” her eyes say she has finally found home. Home is a feeling that she never got with her family. She opens up to her kidnapper, cries, dances, talks to herself and realises it is him who has bought the real Veera out and the cocoon no longer exist. When they finally fulfilled Veera’s dream to have a home in mountains, it was no longer a film but emotion. Every Mahabir needs a Veera and every Veera deserves a Mahabir.

It’s been five years but still I don’t want to give out the end and spoil the story for anyone who has not seen it. Go relive the journey.

Everything with this film was on point, acting, music, cinematography. The mountains came alive, the paddy fields danced and story touched our hearts.

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Imtiaz Ali gave us a story that will stay with us forever. This isn’t just a film but Veera and Mahabir’s journey through the sarso ke khet, snow clad mountains, their life, her dream and also a dreamland where we would love to live in.

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Border, Lakshya, URI: 10 Bollywood films on India- Pakistan conflict that you must watch

Through the medium of movies, many Bollywood filmmakers have told stories about the India- Pakistan conflict. We list down 10 such films which are worth watching.

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Apart from India-Pakistan cricket match, Bollywood films have the power to stir up the feeling of patriotism amongst the masses. Since India and Pakistan’s conflict dates back to Independence, countless number of films have been made on this very subject since 1947. Recently, when India faced another terror attack in the Pulwama district of Jammu & Kashmir, a lot of Bollywood celebrities condemned the heinous act and expressed their grief and anger on social media. Every time, India’s freedom has been threatened, Bollywood stars have always come together and have often projected real stories from the border directly on the big screen, to make an impact in their own little way. While we are sure there are many stories about unsung heroes which are yet to be told, as of now we are listing down 10 films which are high on josh and patriotism too.

Uri: The Surgical Strike

It wouldn’t be an exaggeration if we said Uri is one of the finest films made on the Indo-Pak subject till now. Starring Vicky Kaushal in the lead, the Aditya Dhar directorial venture is based on India’s controversial surgical strike that took place in 2016 after the country witnessed a terror attack in the small town on Uri in Jammu & Kashmir. The film shows how India retaliated and successfully carried out the secret mission. The Vicky Kaushal starrer is so good that it give goose bumps and at the same time will fill your heart with a lot more Josh!

The Ghazi Attack

Directed by Sankalp Reddy, this one is based on the true events that unfolded during the 1971 Indo-Pak Starring Rana Daggubati, Taapsee Pannu and Kay Kay Menon in the lead, the film mostly opened to positive reviews and ended up making a solid impact on the viewers. The Ghazi Attack, in a nutshell, is about the PNS submarine which sank off the coast of Visakhapatnam in 1971. It belonged to Pakistan and was destroyed by Indian submarine INS Karanj.

Deewaar

This war film, which released back in 2004, features Amitabh Bachchan, Sanjay Dutt, Akshaye Khanna, Amrita Rao and Aditya Shrivastava. Deewaar is about an Indian Army Major and his 30 colleagues who get captured in Pakistan and are held captive for 33 long years under brutal conditions.

Hindustan Ki Kasam

Hindustan Ki Kasam is a beautiful film which tells the story of two brothers who get separated at birth.  While one grows up in Pakistan, the other in India and two are eventually forced to face each other during war. Starring Ajay Devgn, Amitabh Bachchan, Manisha Koirala and Sushmita Sen in the lead, the film came out in the year 1999.

Vijeta

Going back to the year 1982, a film named Vijeta was produced by Shashi Kapoor which had a small story of its own from the 1971 Indo- Pak war. Apart from producing the film, Kapoor also starred in the lead role alongside Surpriya Pathak, Rekha and Amrish Puri.  The film is most memorable for showcasing some rarely seen aerial photography of combat aircraft which was active with the IAF in 1980s.

Border

This film by J P Dutta, which released in 1997, has remained a classic. Apart from featuring actors like Sunny Deol, Suniel Shetty, Akshaye Khanna, what really worked for Border was its music. Not only the music expressed every emotion but it even evoked the feeling of patriotism in everyone’s heart. It also depicted the pain of the suffering families very sensitively.

1971

This film is purely based on the 1971 Indo- Pak war and tells the story of six Indian soldiers who were captured as prisoners by Pakistan. Directed by Amrit Sagar, the film also showed the brave soldiers ultimately managed to escape from Pakistan. That year, it won the National Award for Best Feature film in Hindi.

Aakraman

In this film, two army officers fall in love with the same woman but things turn ugly between them when India-Pakistan  declare war on each other and the two are posted together at the border. Starring Sanjeev Kumar, Rakesh Roshan and Rekha, Aakraman is directed by J Om Prakash.

Lakshya

This coming-of-age story is set against the fictionalized backdrop of the 1999 Kargil War. Directed by Farhan Akhtar, Lakshya has Hrithik Roshan in the lead who has delivered a nuanced performance in the film. Amitabh Bachchan and Preity Zinta also play important roles in this war-drama.

LOC Kargil

After Border, JP Dutta made LOC Kargil but failed to replicate its success at the box office. Nonetheless, this war film is still worth watching at least once. As the title suggests, it’s based on the Kargil war and released in 2003.

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Amitabh Bachchan completes 50 years in Bollywood; Shweta Bachchan Nanda pays a sweet tribute to her father – here’s how!

Shweta Bachchan Nanda designed a special sweatshirt with Amitabh Bachchan’s pic and tagged it as ICON – view pic

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That Amitabh Bachchan has completed 50 years in B-town today is already a topic of discussion of social media. In fact, earlier in the day, AB’s baby Abhishek Bachchan even posted a heartfelt message for his father on his Instagram account and wished him for completing half a decade in the film industry. Apart from Abhi, even Shweta Bachchan Nanda has paid a tribute to her superstar father on social media. But unlike his brother, Shweta did something very unique for Big B.

Since Shweta has started her own clothing line MxS in collaboration with designer Monisha Jaisingh, she took full advantage for her designing skills and came up with the coolest sweatshirt ever dedicated to his actor father. The 44-year-old selected her favourite picture and got it printed on a black sweatshirt along with the words ‘ICON’.

The official Twitter handle of MxS shared a picture of Shweta wearing the same sweatshirt and quoted her saying “The picture we chose to design on the sweatshirt is one of my favourite pictures of my father. It lies in my room, and it provided us with the inspiration to design something around it.” The way Shweta has conveyed her message with so much admiration for her father is nothing but heart touching, no?

(Also read: Amitabh Bachchan completes 50 years in Bollywood; Abhishek Bachchan pens a heartfelt note for his father on social media)

And yes, it’s the same sweatshirt that Abhishek is wearing in his Instagram post dedicated to his father. Guess these two siblings share the same love for each other as do they for their father. Knowing Shweta is daddy’s girl, we are sure her sweet gesture will warm her father’s heart to the core. Anyway, stay tuned with Cine Blitz for more Bollywood updates and gossip.

 

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