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Aftab Shivdasani Tests Positive For COVID-19 After Showing Mild Symptoms, Reveals He Will Be Home Quarantining (View Tweet)

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Aftab Shivdasani Tests Positive For COVID-19 After Showing Mild Symptoms, Reveals He Will Be Home Quarantining (View Tweet)

Coronavirus doesn’t seem to be going anywhere and as the pandemic keeps raging on, the number of positive cases in the country is also on the rise and recently yet another Bollywood actor revealed to have tested positive for the virus. Actor Aftab Shivdasani took to Twitter to share a note revealing that he has tested positive for COVID-19 after showing mild symptoms such as dry cough and fever. The actor in his note revealed that he has been advised home quarantine by doctors. Actor Aftab Shivdasani and Nin Dusanj Welcome Baby Girl, Call Her ‘A Little Bit Of Heaven’ In An Adorable Post (View Pic).

Shivdasani in his post also asked everyone to practise safety guidelines and wear masks, use sanitisers to remain safe amid the pandemic. In his note, he wrote, “Recently I started showing minor symptoms of a dry cough and a mild fever and I got myself tested for COVID-19. Unfortunately, the results came out positive and under the medical supervision of doctors and the authorities, I have been advised home quarantine. I request all those who may have come in contact with me recently to please get yourself tested just to be safe.”

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Giving a message to his fans he also wrote, ” I will recover soon and be back to normal. I can’t emphasise more the need to socially be distant, use masks and sanitisers as much as possible as it can save lives. We will win this together.”Poison 2: Aftab Shivdasani Resumes Work, Begins Shooting for His Digital Debut (Watch Video).

Recently actress Genelia D’Souza had also revealed that she had tested positive for coronavirus and after a 21-day quarantine, had recovered from the same. We wish a speedy recovery to Aftab Shivdasani.

(The above story first appeared on Onhike on Sep 11, 2020 05:29 PM IST. For more news and updates on politics, world, sports, entertainment and lifestyle, log on to our website onhike.com).

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Ananya Panday Joins the Cool Camouflage Fashion Gang, This Promotional Style Is Edgy Chic!

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Ananya Panday Joins the Cool Camouflage Fashion Gang, This Promotional Style Is Edgy Chic!

This millennial was already treading on the fashion grounds with a chic fashion game in tow before her debut in SOTY2. Spunky and an off-screen spontaneity that is always a delight, her easy styles are much sought after for their minimalism. Her choice of non-fussy ensembles is always on point. This time too, Ananya made a casual style statement for the promotions of her film, Khaali Peeli wearing a black bralette with a pair of camouflage cargo pants. Pushing the fashion borders, this trend is gender-neutral with the potential to stand out when paired appropriately. Last year, we witnessed a slew of celebs incorporating this trend in their multiple appearances at the airport and for promotional style files. Embracing the military trend that has made a cool transition from the celebrity wardrobes to the streets, it adds a dash of edginess to the boring and staple wardrobe. This tried-and-tested trend deserves a crisp salute and is vouched for by a slew of fashion designers, this trend works well for summers as well as winters.

Boasting of a fan following of 14.5 million on Instagram, Ananya Panday essayed the role of the other woman, Tapasya Singh in the Pati, Patni Aur Woh last year, a romantic comedy film directed by Mudassar Aziz featuring Kartik Aaryan and Bhumi Pednekar. Ananya Panday’s ‘Kinda Classy, Kinda Crazy’ Dress Gets a Thumbs Up from Us.

Ananya Panday – Camo Chic

A multi-way bralette by Frow was paired with camouflage cargo joggers. A pair of black heels, subtle pink lips, wavy hair completed her look. Ananya Panday Flaunts Her ‘Kaali Peeli’ Fashion, But Not Without A Face Mask.

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Ananya Panday (Photo Credits: Instagram)

On the professional front, Ananya Panday will be seen in Khaali Peeli, a drama-comedy thriller remake of the Telugu film Taxiwala starring Vijay Devarakonda to be directed by Maqbool Khan alongside Ishaan Khatter and scheduled to be released on scheduled to premiere on Zee Plex and ZEE5 on 2 October 2020.

(The above story first appeared on Onhike on Sep 23, 2020 11:00 AM IST. For more news and updates on politics, world, sports, entertainment and lifestyle, log on to our website onhike.com).

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Priyanka Chopra Shares a Sweet Congratulatory Post For Jonas Brothers On Bagging Major Nominations At Billboard Music Awards 2020

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Priyanka Chopra Shares a Sweet Congratulatory Post For Jonas Brothers On Bagging Major Nominations At Billboard Music Awards 2020

The nominations list for Billboard Music Awards 2020 has been announced with Taylor Swift and Billie Eilish leading the pack of artists up for awards. Apart from that, yet another artist to get some major nods are also Jonas Brothers. The band has managed to get four nods in Top Artist, Top Group/Duo, Top Radio Songs Artist and Top Radio Song categories. This certainly is a biggie and we bet the news had everyone at the Jonas household celebrating it big time. Priyanka Chopra too took to Instagram to share a post congratulating her husband Nick Jonas and his brothers on their Billboard nominations. Emmys 2020: Priyanka Chopra Wishes Good Luck to all the Nominees, Shares Throwback Video from the Night She Attended It.

The actress takin to Instagram shared a story with a picture of the Jonas Brothers duo and wrote, “Congratulations for your Billboard noms” along with the claps emoji. We be the actress was thrilled for her fam. As for Jonas Brothers’ music, Priyanka has also featured in two of their songs, “Sucker” and “What a Man Gotta Do”. The BBMAs are a big deal and we bet given the success of their new albums, the Jonas Brothers might just nick a few awards. Oscars 2021: Priyanka Chopra Jonas to Get Her First Academy Award Nomination For Ramin Bahrani’s The White Tiger?

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Priyanka Chopra’s Instagram story (Photo Credits: Instagram)

Among other nominees at the BBMAs 2020, Rapper Post Malone has scored maximum 16 nominations. Also, Billie Eilish and Khalid have each scored 12 nods. K-Pop band BTS too have received two nominations in the Social Artist and Duo/Group category. The Billboard Music Awards are all set to be held on October 15, 2020. Kelly Clarkson will return as host for the 2020 Billboard Music Awards, which will broadcast live from The Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles.

(The above story first appeared on Onhike on Sep 23, 2020 11:04 AM IST. For more news and updates on politics, world, sports, entertainment and lifestyle, log on to our website onhike.com).

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Crackdown Review: Iqbal Khan And Shriya Pilgoankar Do Their Best To Keep This Mundane Espionage Thriller From Falling Apart

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Crackdown Review: Iqbal Khan And Shriya Pilgoankar Do Their Best To Keep This Mundane Espionage Thriller From Falling Apart

Crackdown movie review: Terrorism as a genre in movies have been wildly used. It hardly has any new angle to it apart from agencies running helter-skelter to thwart a terror plot. Crackdown is just an addition to the same league of movies with the usual tropes like deceit, betrayal, double agents, spies, hackers, and of course RAW agents.  Directed by Apoorva Lakhiya, who also debuts on the digital medium with this series, it stars Saqib Saleem, Shriya Pilgaonkar, Iqbal Khan, Ankur Bhatia, Rajesh Tailang, Waluscha, and others. Crackdown’s First Look Out: Apoorva Lakhia’s Digital Debut Stars Saquib Salem, Iqbal Khan and Shriya Pilgaonkar In An Espionage Drama

Saqib plays Riaz Pathan or RP, as he is fondly and not-so-fondly known in RAW. He belongs to the agency’s special OPs team that carries out sneaky missions to nab terrorists. One such mission ends up in the death of a civilian about whom they had no intel. It’s Mariam (Shriya Pilgaonkar) who jumps to her death after their terrorist hideout gets busted. When RP’s senior Ashwini (Rajesh Tailang) sees her photo he realises something. Enters Divya, Mariam’s lookalike, played by Pilgaonkar again. RP trains her to become a terrorist so that she can infiltrate a gang and reach their target Hamid (Ajay Choudhary). In the midst of all this, Zorawar (Iqbal Khan), another RAW agent, is out to shut down this team by hook or by crook. He goes poking around RP’s cases to prove that he has liaisons with Pakistan as he was once captured and tortured there. He had run away from there and Zorawar finds it difficult to buy that.

While they manage to get Hamid, it activates many sleeper cells and leads to a blast in RAW’s secret office.  It kills most of RP’s associates and also Ashwini but he gets saved when Divya makes a frantic call to him for her life. Now the man who busts terrorist plots has become the prime suspect of a terrorist attack. What happens next forms the rest of the plot.

Crackdown is like any other movie on terrorism. You have some scheming agents from Pakistan who is aided by the ISI in their mission. There isn’t anything that we haven’t seen before. In fact, the plot becomes so mundane that you can even predict what the characters will say in the next scenes. However, the whole subplot of politics inside RAW does give a little fresh perspective but then it’s very shabbily treated.

The series takes a long time to pick up pace even though there are RAW agents in action. It doesn’t give you a rush at all. Things get slightly better when the first blast happens and you aren’t sure who to trust anymore. But then again the momentum continues to fluctuate. If you find yourself browsing your phone while RP looks for clues for the terrorists’ next plan, you know where all of this is heading.

What also pains me is the way some sequences are executed. A terrorist who the RAW agents had failed to capture once, saunters in at the airport without any disguise. Nobody spots him or suspects him. Shouldn’t he be on the wanted list all the time? A major character waits for her turn without initiating anything just so that the twist seems sudden and shocking. Oh and there’s a T-shirt ripping scene, ala Salman Khan. The only difference is it didn’t just shred into pieces by itself! Poor dubbing also mires the experience as it sounds like an out of body experience and not in a good way.

Iqbal Khan’s Zorawar is the most annoying yet the best character in the show. His incessant need to prove RP wrong has been brilliantly performed by Khan. But the problem is it is so poorly written that it ends up being just another side character. Why does he move around looking forever angry? What is his beef against the special ops team? Zorawar behaves badly to everyone, starting from his wife to his colleagues. He doesn’t even seem too happy about his own kid. Is it just anger issues or the writer forgot that such behaviors need some explanation? Towards the end of it, he is the one taking orders from others. It’s quite frustrating to see that a character which could be the strongest one in the series, ends up being just another one. Iqbal Khan does deserve a lot of applause for making it count despite all the discrepencies.

As for other performances, Shriya Pilgoankar is such a natural with stunts. The scene where she leaves a lech black and blue all by herself is perhaps the best moment in the entire show. Saqib Saleem lacks intensity which he tries to compensate with his action skills. But that’s not enough. Waluscha is usual while Rajesh Tailang needs more screen space for his character to make a mark.

Yay!

  • Iqbal Khan and Shriya Pilgoankar
  • Action

Nay!

  • Poorly written characters
  • Mundane terror plots
  • Poor dubbing

Final Thoughts: Crackdown doesn’t add any fresh perspective to how terrorists carry out their missions in India or how RAW intercepts them. But Iqbal Khan and Shriya Pilgoankar’s performance manage to keep mildly interested till the last episode.  It ends with a promise of some more action, wonder if that will make anyone excited. The show is streaming on Voot Select.

 

(The above story first appeared on Onhike on Sep 23, 2020 11:00 AM IST. For more news and updates on politics, world, sports, entertainment and lifestyle, log on to our website onhike.com).

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