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Coronavirus Outbreak: Farhan Akhtar donates 1,000 PPE kits to healthcare workers

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Amidst the novel Coronavirus pandemic, our frontline workers are constantly working day and night to contain the spread of the deadly virus and cure patients. To help those workers, several people have stepped forward. Bollywood celebs are also among them who have come forward and made generous donations in every possible way.

Recently, the actor Farhan Akhtar joined the bandwagon and donated 1,000 PPE kits to government hospitals for helping healthcare workers fighting the novel coronavirus.

Sharing a video on his official Instagram handle, Farhan announced his donation and also urged others to join in and donate as many PPE kits as they can. The actor further said that he will personally thank every contributor either through a post, recorded video or video call.

Alongside the video, he wrote, “Help our COVID 19 warriors..It is critical that we provide PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) kits to our healthcare workers for their protection in this #WarAgainstCovid19. I am personally donating 1000 PPE kits and have partnered with @tring.india to raise funds for more PPE kits which are in immediate need across India for our doctors and medical staff (sic).”

Recently, the actor also joined the ‘I For India’ concert aimed at raising funds to help the frontline warriors. As per report, the digital concert has managed to raise more than Rs 52 crores. ‘I For India’ was initiated by Farhan’s sister, Zoya Akhtar and filmmaker Karan Johar.

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Irrfan Khan’s wife Sutapa Sikdar shares throwback pics with actor; pens beautiful note

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It’s been a month now since actor Irrfan Khan left everyone for his heavenly abode after battling with a tumour for several months. Remembering him on his monthiversary, wife Sutapa Sikdar shared a few throwback pictures with her husband and penned a heartfelt note.

On Friday, it’s exactly a month since Irrfan died. Remembering the moments the duo shared, Sutapa took to her Facebook account and shared some bright pictures with Irrfan. Alongside she wrote, “Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and rightdoing there is a field. I’ll meet you there. When the soul lies down in that grass the world is too full to talk about.” It’s just a matter of time…milenge baaten karenge…. Till we meet again (sic).”

One of the images shows Irrfan lying down on grass and gazing into the camera while the other one shows the actor taking a selfie in the same spot, with Sutapa holding him from the back.

Reportedly, villages in Maharashtra’s Igatpuri paid a tribute to Irrfan and renamed the area where his farmhouse stands to Hero-chi-Wadi (neighbourhood of a hero in Marathi).

Earlier also, Sutapa shared one of Irrfan’s most loved songs which he used to listen to when being sad. The caption reads, “My eternal love to him and gratitude to the universe and prayers for everyone in these extraordinary times while I pray for him… The song he loved and listened when sad and it soothes me now in the most difficult times.. my eyes can’t see you but you remain in my vision (Sic).”

The self-effacing National Award winner, who acted in films as diverse as Life of Pi, The Namesake, Haasil had stayed away from the public eye after being diagnosed with neuroendocrine tumour in 2018. In a statement released after the Piku actor’s death, his family said Khan spent his final hours “surrounded by his love, his family for whom he most cared about.”

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Watch | Gulabo Sitabo’s first song ‘Jootam Phenk’ out now

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The Rising Sun Films and Kinoworks have dropped the first song “Jootam Phenk” from Gulabo Sitabo, that excellently portrays the relation between our much-awaited squabbling jodi of Mirza and Baankey. Composed by Abhishek Arora and written by Puneet Sharma, this astounding first track “Jootam Phenk” is sung by Piyush Mishra.

Speaking of returning as a music composer with director Shoojit Sircar, Abhishek Arora said, “It is always a pleasure to be working alongside a remarkable filmmaker like Shoojit Sircar. This is our third movie together after Vicky Donor and October; and I am in awe of his immense talent and dedication towards his craft. Working with Shoojit da is always a wonderful experience and his ability to effortlessly weave the music to the script is truly brilliant. Incredibly sung by the versatile artist Piyush Mishra, “Jootam Phenk” is a light-hearted fun song that perfectly captures the essence of Gulabo Sitabo. Our hope was to bring the theatrical nuances and poise required to enrich the song and with an expressive and highly textured voice such as his, Piyush has done complete justice to this quirky ode to the banter between Mirza and Baankey.”

Piyush Mishra quips, “Jootam Phenk is a phenomenal song that beautifully captures the quirks of Mirza and Baankey. The composer Abhishek Arora and director Shoojit Sircar put forth immense faith in me to add a certain sense of drama to Puneet Sharma’s fantastic lyrics to create this refreshingly fun track. They had the foresight that this would elevate the music to a performance rather than just a mere song, speaks volumes in itself of the staggering conviction with which it is created. It was truly incredible to be a part of this project and I hope the audiences will love it equally.”

The much-anticipated movie featuring the bickering duo, Ayushmann Khurrana and Amitabh Bachchan Gulabo Sitabo, is gearing up for a global release on June 12, exclusively on Amazon Prime Video.

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Nawazuddin Siddiqui’s wife sends legal notice for divorce

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Actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui’s wife Aaliya Siddiqui has sent a legal notice to the actor claiming maintenance and divorce.

The notice was sent to the Sacred Games star on May 7 through email and WhatsApp due to the unavailability of speed post amid the coronavirus pandemic, lawyer for Aaliya (Anjali), Abhay Sahai said.

The lawyer also said that Nawazuddin is yet to respond to the notice.

“Mrs Siddiqui, our client, has also sent the notice through WhatsApp.”

“However, Mr Siddiqui has not responded till date. The notice has been sent claiming maintenance and divorce,” Sahai told PTI on Monday.

The 45-year-old actor is currently in his hometown Budhana, Uttar Pradesh, with his family members, where he reached on May 12 after getting the necessary permission for travel from the authorities in Maharashtra.

“Due to the recent loss of my younger sister, my mother, who is 71 years old, got anxiety attack twice. We have followed all the guidelines given by the State Government. We are #HomeQuarantined at our hometown Budhana. Please #StaySafe #StayHome, Nawazuddin tweeted on Monday.”

Sahai said he can’t divulge the details of the notice as it is confidential, but said the allegations against the actor as well as his family members are “quite serious”.

Nawazuddin and Aaliya, who got married in 2009, have two children.

Previously, the actor had a short-lived arranged marriage with Sheeba.

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