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Blood Donation camps organised in 8 states and three Union Territories


13,512 units of blood donated as a tribute to the founder of Punjab Kesari Group Lala Jagat Narayan Ji on his 42nd death anniversary

On the 42nd death anniversary of the founder of Punjab Kesari Group and immortal martyr Lala Jagat Narayan Ji, over 155 blood donation camps were organised in Punjab, Haryana, Himachal, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Bihar, Madhya Pradesh and the three Union Territories of Jammu and Kashmir, Chandigarh and Delhi NCR. During these camps donors broke all previous records and paid tribute to Lala ji by donating 13512 units of blood. These blood donation camps were organised with the active support of the readers of Punjab Kesari newspaper and Punjab Kesari Web TV.

The Punjab Kesari Group had started this campaign in 2017 to pay tribute to the martyrdom of Lala ji and in the first camp organized in 2017, 2574 units of blood were collected in Chandigarh. In 2018  4620 units of blood were collected, followed by 6066 units in 2019 and 5349 units in 2022. Blood donation camps could not be organized in 2020 and 2021 due to the Corona pandemic.

“Amar Shaheed Lala Jagat Narayan Ji had sacrificed his life to maintain the unity and integrity of the country and his sacrifice has not gone in vain. These blood donation camps are organized in the spirit of paying homage to his martyrdom as well as dedication to all the martyrs who laid down their lives for the unity of the country. I am grateful to all my readers and viewers who have contributed wholeheartedly to these camps,’’ states Abhijay Chopra, Director, Punjab Kesari Group.

I am fortunate enough to share screen space with Ranveer Singh and Ranbir Kapoor”, says actress Muna Gauchan


“I am fortunate enough to share screen space with Ranveer Singh and Ranbir Kapoor”, says actress Muna Gauchan who marks her first year in Bollywood with these leading actors.

Our Indian cinema and Bollywood industry have gotten a breakthrough star this year with actress Muna Gauchan who, through her incredible skill and relentless dedication, has won the hearts of many.

Muna Gauchan who hails from Nepal, Kathmandu started her career as a model and made big in the Nepali Modelling industry, She has also won many beauty pageants like Face of Classic Diamond and Miss Eco International 2019. Muna rose to fame in the eyes of Bollywood when she participated in the MTV show Super Model Of The Year season 2, where she made a great impression on the judges and the audience with her outstanding performance.

Muna made her remarkable debut in the Bollywood industry in the first year of her stepping into the industry. The actress was offered her debut project with Ranveer Singh for a leading brand advertisement, making big on screen with Ranveer and sharing screen space Muna says, “Working with Ranveer was a dream come true moment for me. It was my first-ever debut project in Bollywood with him. Ranveer is a top-notch actor in Bollywood who has given many superhits in the industry back to back like RRKPK and is now to be seen in Don 3. He is a power pack of energy and keeps everything enlightened. I was a bit scared at first not knowing how would he be on set, but his warmth and kind-hearted, friendly nature made everything at ease for me. On those days of the shoot as an actor, I learned many things from him and I am very grateful for this big opportunity that I got”

Muna was on cloud 9 when she was later roped in for another leading Advertisement of Paint with the handsome hunk and chocolate boy of Bollywood Ranbir Kapoor. Muna says, “It’s every actor’s dream to work with Ranbir Kapoor and they wait for many years for this, but I am grateful that I got the opportunity I was taken back when I saw him for the first time on set, he is a very reserved actor and likes to be in his own space, but during the shoot, we had a lot of fun. He made sure that I did not feel like a newcomer or an outsider. He is a gem of a person. I am fortunate enough for it as it was my second project with him. And I can’t wait to work with him once again. It was a dream come through moment for me.”

We can undoubtedly say that Muna made her debut in Bollywood with a bang, While actors just keep on waiting to share screen space with these leading actors, she got this moment to witness in the first year of her career in Bollywood. Seeing this we can definitely say that Muna Gauchan is here to make big in Bollywood and has a very long way to go and will soon make a place in the hearts of the audience with her power pack acting skills and scintillating looks.

On the work front, Muna is currently shooting for her big-banner Bollywood web series which will be released on Netflix and the official announcement will be made soon. Apart from that she also has 2 music videos coming up.

Celebrities come together to celebrate the success of Sony LIV’s Scam franchise


cam 2003: The Telgi Story” is now streaming exclusively on Sony LIV. To mark the show’s launch, a special party was hosted in Mumbai, graced by renowned personalities from the entertainment industry who gathered to extend their support to the Scam 2003 team

Besides the ensemble cast of Gagan Dev Riar, Sana Amin Sheikh, Hemang Vyas, Bharat Dabholkar, Vivek Mishra, Abhinay Bansod, Nivedita Bhargava, Sharad Jadhav, Kiran Karmarkar, Shaad Randhawa, Komal Chhabria, Iravati Harshe, Vivekananda Ahuja, Bhavana Balsavar, Shashank Ketkar, Nikhil Ratnaparkhi, and Pankaj Berry, director Tushar Hiranandani, Showrunner Hansal Mehta was also present. The event saw other famous faces like Ishwak Singh, Vaibhav Raj Gupta, Harsh Mayar, Aahana Kumra, Srishti Srivastava, Aadar Jain, Eijaz Khan, Gaurav Kapoor, Parul Gulati, Apeksha Porwal, Ankur Rathee who made the screening a glamorous affair.

Scam 2003: The Telgi Story streaming exclusively on Sony LIV.

Breaking Down Boundaries


PVR INOX Pictures is thrilled to announce an exciting cinematic experience for fans across India as we bring the documentary film KANG DANIEL: MY PARADE of the sensational solo artist, Kang Daniel to the big screen. The eagerly awaited documentary which details the incredible journey of renowned soloist Kang Daniel and his recent world tour, is about to hit theatres. On September 2, 2023 in India, promising an unmatched cinematic experience.

Delve into the captivating documentary chronicling Kang Daniel’s ascent to international prominence. This cinematic masterpiece illuminates his achievements, struggles, practices, close friendships, musical artistry, and many unknown aspects of his life. It provides a unique look into the complex persona that has mesmerized the globe by revealing the closely guarded details.

As the winner of the acclaimed reality competition Produce 101 in 2017, Kang Daniel initially won fans’ hearts and became a key figure in the K-pop industry. His skyrocketing fame reached new heights as a member of the renowned boy band Wanna One. Presently, his global impact expands as he undertakes his inaugural world tour, enthralling audiences across the US, UK, Germany, France, Singapore, and Malaysia.



With the launch of the Netflix series Guns and Gulaabs, viewers have been relishing the world created by Raj & DK. The creative geniuses have infused a medley of offbeat and one-of-a-kind props into the narrative. In this rip roaring series, each character waltzes through Gulaabganj with a signature item that’s extremely unique. Let’s take a ride through the wild and quirky world where the characters that’ll have you laughing, with twists baked into every turn!

Paanadhari Tipu: The Spanner-Wielding Sensation!
Rajkummar Rao as Paanadhari Tipu delivers a wrenchingly good performance – quite literally. Ever heard of a spanner being used as a weapon? Neither did we, until Tipu used the tool. Who knew a simple tool could wrench his fate, giving him the namesake Paanadhari Tipu. Brace yourself; spanners might never look the same again!

Officer Arjun’s Bollywood Cassette Romance!
Dulquer Salmaan’s Officer Arjun Varma doesn’t just carry a gun; he’s armed with a deep love for vintage Bollywood melodies. With a tape of classic Hindi film songs nestled in his pocket, Arjun stands tall as the ultimate aficionado of timeless tunes. His reel and real worlds collide as he adds rhythm to justice, one old Hindi song cassette at a time.

Adarsh Gourav’s Sweet Criminal Empire
Who’d have thought that ice cream chuskies and samosas would become symbols of criminal ascendancy? But here we are, munching on popcorn and thinking, “Is that the face of a kingpin or a confectionery critic?” With every bite he takes, you wonder if he’s plotting the next move or just savouring the flavour. Ice creams are cool, but Adarsh’s portrayal of Jugnu is the coolest ever!

Aatmaram and his Soul-Seeking Knife
Gulshan Devaiah’s Aatmaram has multiple lives and has quickly become a fan favourite. Wielding a knife, this blade is like a ticket to the supernatural, performing a four-cut trick that releases trapped souls. It’s enigmatic, and it’s just so Aatmaram.

Chandralekha and her Moped: Love on Two Wheels
Picture this: Chandralekha zips into Tipu’s life on a moped that is a certified blast from the past. This isn’t just any moped; it’s a time-travelling marvel! This two-wheeled beauty takes us back to the era when people were experts at fixing their rides with a well-placed kick. Her moped is like a wingman, playing cupid for her sweet love story with Tipu. Cue the ’90s rom-com montage!

So there you have it – a glimpse into the world of Guns & Gulaabs. So grab your popcorn and your imaginary spanner (just in case), and buckle up for a joyride you won’t find anywhere else but streaming only on Netflix!

Abhishek Bachchan, Saiyami Kher starrer, Ghoomer gets a standing ovation at the opening night of IFFM 2023, Kartik Aaryan, Vijay Varma, Mrunal Thakur attend the world premiere

The much-awaited Indian Film Festival of Melbourne (IFFM) 2023 kicked off in a dazzling fashion as the star-studded event witnessed the grand opening of the highly anticipated film Ghoomer, directed by R Balki. The evening was nothing short of a spectacular extravaganza as the film’s lead cast, including the legendary Shabana Azmi, the charismatic Abhishek Bachchan, the talented Saiyami Kher, the versatile Angad Bedi, setting the tone for an incredible cinematic journey which will be followed by screenings of over 100 films at the festival across 22 languages. 
“Ghoomer” promises to be a cinematic masterpiece that intertwines emotion, drama, and sheer entertainment and is a befitting inspiring human triumphant tale against all odds. As the curtains rose and the film was showcased for the very first time, the audience was enthralled by the magic that unfolded on screen and the film received a thunderous applause and standing ovation.
Said Abhishek at the opening night, “I’m grateful for this platform for the world premiere of our film. Ghoomer is a labour of love. This has been Balki’s dream for a long time. I don’t think there’s any better way of giving back to a game you love so passionately, by making a film dedicated to it”.
The star-studded event witnessed an overwhelming crowd, both from the film fraternity and enthusiastic fans alike with the likes of Kartik Aaryan, Vijay Varma, Mrunal Thakur, Anurag Kashyap, Rajshri Deshpande, Aparshakti Khurana, Vikramaditya Motwane joined in.
Abhishek Bachchan shared his exhilaration about being part of “Ghoomer” and its pivotal role in opening the prestigious IFFM.
As the film world converged at the Indian Film Festival of Melbourne, “Ghoomer” emerged as a shining beacon of creativity, unity, and artistic expression. With an exceptional blend of talent, passion, and cinematic brilliance, the event marked a remarkable beginning for both the film and the festival.

How Hatred Turned Into Love: Sameer Wankhede and Wife Kranti Redkar Talk About Their Love Story For The First Time

It has been often said that opposites attract each other. This particular adage has proved to be true for celebrated IRS officer Sameer Wankhede and his actress – filmmaker wife Kranti Redkar. The couple, who recently appeared on RJ Anmol and Amrita Rao’s chat show ‘Couple of Things’, shared several interesting details about their fascinating love story which started with the two of them hating each other!

Through their chat show ‘Couple of Things’ RJ Anmol and Amrita Rao, who happen to be one of the most loved couples in Bollywood, interview celebrity couples and get them to open up about the matters of the heart in a way they have never opened up earlier. While every episode of this show has been unique and received a lot of love from the viewers, this particular episode was special for multiple reasons.

Elaborating on the same, Amrita says, “We were pleasantly surprised to discover an unexplored side of Sameer Wankhede. Sameer and Kranti are not just from two different professions, they are different from each other in several other ways. However, as we all know, when two contrasting personalities meet, sparks fly and they end up completing and complementing each other. It was very interesting to discover the chemistry they share and the bond that binds them together. Sameer and Kranti, undoubtedly, have been two of the most special guests on our show so far!”

In the 30-minute long episode, which dropped on the official YouTube channel of Couple of Things owned by Amrita and Anmol, Sameer and Kranti made several interesting revelations about their relationship right from the time they met to the point they embarked upon a beautiful journey as husband and wife. During the chat, Sameer also shared that this was the first time they were giving an interview together and therefore, it was a special moment for them as well.

Talking about the experience of having Sameer and Kranti on the show, RJ Anmol says, “Kranti and Sameer’s relationship serves as a beautiful example of how two people can come from different backgrounds and make a relationship and a marriage work like magic. Since people know very little about them as a couple, Amrita and I had a great time asking them some fun questions and witnessing them come up with answers that were honest, entertaining and insightful at the same time”.

The new episode of ‘Couple of Things’, featuring Sameer Wankhede and Kranti Redkar, is streaming on Amrita and RJ Anmol’s official YouTube channel now. This is an episode filled with fun, banter and wholesome entertainment that you don’t want to miss!

6 Bollywood actors who let their passion for art shine


Bollywood is home to some incredibly talented individuals who have mastered the art of acting. However, these actors have proven that their creativity knows no bounds. Not only have they made a mark in the film industry, but they have also pursued their passion for painting. From creating stunning masterpieces to showcasing their artwork on social media, these actors have let their artistic flair flourish alongside their acting careers. Here are six Bollywood actors who have painted their way into our hearts.

Salman Khan, known for his charismatic on-screen presence, also has a hidden talent as an avid painter. Long before his Bollywood fame, Salman delved into the world of art, showcasing his skills as a self-taught painter. Today, he spends considerable time nurturing his passion, creating magnificent and larger-than-life works on canvas.

Arshad Warsi, recognized for his incredible acting prowess, is not just a gifted actor but a passionate artist as well. During the lockdown, Arshad reignited his love for painting, dedicating time to develop his unique creations. Often sharing glimpses of his artwork on social media, he mesmerizes his fans with the intricate details and thoughtfulness behind each piece. His canvas paintings, both bold and expressive, reflect his versatility as an artist.

Sonakshi Sinha, known for her stellar performances on the silver screen, also possesses a natural talent for painting. Recently, she showcased her artistic skills by painting an abstract masterpiece of a tiger for her show ‘Dahaad.’ This vibrant creation served as a heartfelt gift to her producers, demonstrating her commitment to both her craft and her passion for painting. Sonakshi indulges in various painting styles and has an extensive collection of her own.

Janhvi Kapoor, the young and talented actress, is known to embrace her artistic freedom and creativity in various forms and expressions. Whenever Janhvi shares her artwork on social media, fans shower her with love and appreciation for her talent. From exquisite portraits to enchanting landscapes, her paintings showcase a profound connection with her artistic side.

Siddhant Chaturvedi, who rose to fame recently, is not only a versatile actor but also a skilled painter. When Siddhant gave his fans a glimpse of his artwork, they instantly fell in love with his unique style and creativity. Siddhant’s paintings evoke a sense of depth and emotion, mirroring his talent for immersing himself in diverse roles.

Practice Pilates with Namrata Purohit and Janhvi Kapoor


Fitness enthusiasts are firm believers that getting fit can be fun and are always on the hunt for creative ways to tone up and Pilates has been just that blessing. It is for everyone, a wholesome workout that focuses purely on improving flexibility, strength, and body awareness through controlled movements. Namrata Purohit is a well-renowned name that introduced Pilates to India at a very young age. The youngest trained Stott Pilates instructor has a unique presence on social media, from showcasing hard-working workout videos to fun dance videos with Janhvi Kapoor her journey keeps on inspiring celebrities and us.

If you are into fitness and pilates, it’s almost impossible not to have heard about Namrata Purohit, the trailblazing fitness guru, Namrata Purohit, youngest pilates instructor globally trained in Stott Pilates, owner of ‘The Pilates Studio,’ and pilates trainer of an illustrious list of Bollywood celebrities and shares a close bond with Bollywood’s favorite actress, Janhvi Kapoorand is the secret to her fit body. While speaking about her experience Namrata says, “Janhvi come a long way, and what’s great is she’s always up for a challenge and excited to try new things and work hard. She is a true Pilates Girl! and has been training with me for over 5 years. She’s focused, dedicated, and a joy to train and work with“.

While talking about her fitness journey Janhvi says, Pilates is more than just the exercises. It’s the positive energy of Namrata, who feels like a sister and a therapist wrapped in one. Every class is a transformative experience, where can pour out my heart and soul to her, trusting her to guide me through the ups and downs. Namrata is a master at discerning when need a firm push or a gentle embrace, effortlessly cutting through the nonsense, and absolutely adore that about her! Namrata has become an indispensable pillar in my life- sisters in spirit, understanding each other on level words can’t capture.

Ahead of Past Lives, Five Films on Love That Will Leave You Swooning for Closure


Being entangled in love is one of the most challenging experiences an individual can face as they search for connection within art and culture. While the feeling of uncertainty can be distressing, films about heartbreak provide solace and help us cope with the painful aftermath of separation. With the highly anticipated romantic drama “Past Lives” set to release in theaters, including PVR and INOX cinemas, here are five films centered around love that will leave you yearning for closure from unrequited love.

The Notebook

“The Notebook” is a captivating tale set in 1940s South Carolina, following the love story of Noah Calhoun (Ryan Gosling), a working-class mill worker, and Allie (Rachel McAdams), a young woman from a wealthy background. Despite their deep love for each other, Allie’s parents strongly disapprove of their relationship. The onset of World War II separates the couple, seemingly bringing an end to their passionate affair. During Noah’s absence, Allie becomes involved with another man (James Marsden). However, when Noah returns to their small-town years later, just as Allie is about to marry, it becomes evident that their romance is far from over.

Eternal Sunshine of a Spotless Mind

The film depicts a painful breakup in which Clementine (Kate Winslet) undergoes a procedure to erase memories of her ex-boyfriend Joel (Jim Carrey) from her mind. When Joel learns about Clementine’s drastic measure to forget their relationship, he decides to undergo the same procedure, gradually losing his memories of the woman he deeply loves. Directed by Michel Gondry, a former music video director, this visually stunning film delves into the complexity of relationships and the anguish of loss.

500 Days of Summer

The movie follows Tom (Joseph Gordon-Levitt), a greeting-card writer and hopeless romantic caught completely off-guard when his girlfriend, Summer (Zooey Deschanel), suddenly dumps him. He reflects on their 500 days together to try to figure out where their love affair went sour, and in doing so, Tom rediscovers his true passions in life.


Raanjhanaa tells the story of Kundan and his childhood love, Zoya, played by Dhanush and Sonam Kapoor, respectively. Kundan tries to move on from Zoya when he discovers she is interested in someone from her community. However, things take a different turn when Kundan discovers that Zoya has lied about her fiancé’s religion, deeply upsetting him.

Sanam Teri Kasam

Starring Harshvardhan Rane & Mawra Hocane, Sanam Teri Kasam is a story of Saraswati’s father throwing her out of the house. Inder stands with her against all odds, bringing them close to each other. However, destiny has its own plans to separate them.

Past Lives

Making her debut in direction, Celine Song has written Past Lives as well. The film revolves around Nora and Hae Sung, two deeply connected childhood friends torn apart after Nora’s family emigrates from South Korea. Decades later, they are reunited for one fateful week as they confront destiny, love and the choices that make a life.

If you’re a fan of romantic dramas, you don’t want to miss Past Lives, which is coming out this Friday and will be playing at your nearest PVR or INOX cinema. Give it a watch and reignite your passion for the genre!