Ahead of annual fair, Urmila Matondkar prays at famed Mahim Dargah
Two days before the annual fair, Shiv Sena leader and Bollywood actress Urmila Matondkar visited and prayed at the famed Mahim Dargah on Thursday afternoon.
The actress, along with her actor husband Mohsin Akhtar Mir arrived at the 590-year old mausoleum where the Muslim saint, Makhdoom Ali Mahimi Shafi’I is buried.
A renowned Islamic scholar noted for his humanist and progressive views, Makhdoom Baba – as he is revered by all communities – was the brother-in-law of Gujarat’s Sultan Ahmed Shah, having married his sister, but lived in Mahim, which was one of the 7 big and small isles that made up modern-day Mumbai.
After their arrival, Urmila and Mir prayed at the dargah with their heads covered and later visited a Covid-19 vaccination camp currently underway at the venue.
“This was their first visit to the Mahim Dargah. They were taken around by our volunteers and acquainted with the history and other details of this historic mausoleum. Later, we felicitated the celeb couple as we do to all VIPs who grace this place,” Mahim Dargah Managing Trustee Suhail Lokhandwala told IANS.
He said the couple arrived just two days before the annual Mahim Dargah Mela (fair), now in its 120th year, starts on Saturday, and even gave a social message to the masses.
Urmila said: “I am very happy to come to the Dargah today. I shall also visit the fair this year. I appeal to all people to please get themselves vaccinated against the coronavirus. I have been through it (infection), I fervently urge all people to get the inoculation.”
“Visited the free Covid-19 vaccination camp at Mahim Dargah. Very impressed with the idea of doing the camp at a pious place like the Dargah. Also visited Pir Makhdoom Saheb Dargah. Appeal to (all) to get vaccinated,” the actress later tweeted, sharing photos of her trip.
On 13th Shawwal in the Islamic calendar, Makhdoom Baba’s annual 10-day long ‘urs’ (feast) is celebrated with lakhs of devotees coming here from India and abroad, though the celebrations have been curtailed in the past couple of years owing to the pandemic.
The highlight of the ‘urs’ is a procession of thousands of devotees that starts from the Mahim Police Station – believed to be the site of his home nearly 7 centuries ago.
Two officers from all the police stations in Mumbai join the procession and their representative offers the first ‘chadar’ to the saint on the opening day of the ‘urs’.
Incidentally, in a room near the office of the Mahim Police Station’s Senior Inspector is a steel cupboard where Makhdoom Baba’s belongings like a pair of sandals, chair and a handwritten copy of Holy Quran, considered an artistic masterpiece, are preserved and opened for public viewing during the ‘urs’.
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Salman Khan’s fans are in for a treat as the actors has picked up the mic once again for Amaal Malik’s composition.
Salman Khan shares teaser of his new song
The 57-year-old actor is seen in a joyous mood with his on screen love interest Pooja Hegde. Raghav Juyal, Jassie Gill and Siddharth Nigam are also seen in the teaser of the song.
Well, it will be interesting to see if visuals and melody of the romantic song impress the audience.
In 2015, Salman Khan sang the Amaal Malik composition, Main Hoon Hero Tera, for his home production Hero. The song was a run away hit back in the day. Salman has reunited with Amaal after eight years.
Before Jee Rahe The Hum, others songs like Naiyo Lagda and Billi Billi were released by the makers earlier.
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Meanwhile, the trailer of Kisi Ka Bhai Kisi Ki Jaan was dropped along with Shah Rukh Khan’s Pathaan in theatres on January 25. Directed by Farhad Samjhi, the film is touted to be a family entertainer. It also stars Jagapathi Babu, Vijender Singh, Bhumika Chawla, Shehnaaz Gill, Palak Tiwari, Vinali Bhatnagar and Abhimanyu Singh.
The film is all set to release on Eid 2023 and will be a Zee Studios worldwide release.
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Bollywood filmmaker Rohit Shetty turned 49 on March 14. On his birthday, the Singham director inaugurated a new police station in Juhu, Mumbai.
Rohit was spotted with Police Commissioner of Mumbai, Vivek Phansalkar, as they inaugurated the police station on Juhu Beach. In the photos, he was also seen posing with other police officers.
The director has also contributed towards the making of the police station as a mark of respect to the Mumbai Police.
Rohit Shetty is one of the most recognised film directors of the Hindi film industry. Over the years, he has established himself a bankable commercial filmmaker with Golmal and Singham franchises.
His last film was Cirkus with Ranveer Singh, Jacqueline Fernandez, Pooja Hegde and Varun Sharma among others. However, the film failed to impress the audiences.
Rohit has an interesting line-up of upcoming projects. He is taking his cop universe to the digital platform with Indian Police Force. Sidharth Malhotra will play the lead role in the action-packed web series. The show, also starring Shilpa Shetty, Nikitin Dheer and Sharad Kelkar, will reportedly be an ode to the selfless services of police officers across the country.
Meanwhile, he recently confirmed that he was working on Singham Again in December 2022. This movie will be the fifth film in his cop universe. Singham Again will star Ajay Devgn and Deepika Padukone.
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When asked about one actor who is capable of making her blush easily, Krishna named Bajirao Mastani actor Ranveer Singh.
Furthermore, actress Huma Qureshi was quizzed with some intriguing questions on the show. When asked about that one actor she didn’t wish wasn’t married yet, she mentioned Ranbir Kapoor.
The actress also revealed that Shah Rukh Khan and Alia Bhatt are currently ruling Bollywood, calling them the best actors in the industry right now.
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“Growing up with him strongly impacted my personality. I think he is the only person who can frighten me. No one else can intimidate me that easily. He still has that thing present in his personality, but he is the opposite with his kids. He is totally loving and caring with us. He has two personas for sure and I always tell him that this world requires more people like him,” she said.
Huma Qureshi’s work front
Meanwhile, on the work front, Huma was last seen in Monica, O My Darling with RajKummar Rao and Sikander Kher. The film released on an OTT platform.
She was also seen as Rajshri Trivedi in Double XL. The film also starred Sonakshi Sinha in the lead role.
She will next be seen in the film Tarla. In the film, Huma will be seen playing the role of India’s first-ever home chef Tarla Dalal.
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