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‘DDLJ’ started behind-the-scene trend in Bollywood: Actor Uday Chopra

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The Shah Rukh Khan and Kajol starrer, Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge, is all set to complete 25 years in Hindi cinema on October 20. Actor Uday Chopra, who was an assistant on the set, recalled how the film started the trend of Behind The Scene (BTS) videos in Bollywood.

DDLJ, as the film is popularly known, marked the directorial debut of Uday’s elder brother Aditya Chopra, known as Adi in Bollywood circles.

“Adi wanted to do something that no one had ever done before in India with DDLJ. He asked me to be in charge of directing the ‘making’, and since this had not been done before, I had to pretty much invent how to go about it. Having just returned from film school in California, I decided this would be a great opportunity to try my hand at another aspect of filmmaking,” Uday said.

He added: “The first thing we needed was lots of footage on set and back then S-VHS was the only viable option. So, apart from being an assistant on the set I also became the videographer for the BTS footage!”

Uday shared that he would literally have a camera in one hand and the clap in the other, with a utility belt to keep batteries, charging cables and other spare parts.

“I was quite a sight on the set! The advantage, which I later discovered was that all artists were very comfortable with me being right in their faces! This made for some really interesting and intimate shots, which helped the BTS footage tremendously,” he recalled.

“DDLJ was the film that started a trend which is now popularly called BTS or Behind The Scenes. Back then, we just called it ‘The Making’,” informed Uday.

Released in 1995, the film is directed by Aditya Chopra. The story revolves around the characters Raj and Simran, who meet during a trip across Europe and fall in love.

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Actress Taapsee Pannu’s curly hair issues

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Taapsee Pannu is tired of straightening her curly locks for her upcoming film, Haseen Dillruba.

On Saturday, the actress shared her “curly hair” problems in an Instagram post.

“Last few days on #HaseenDillruba and that’s my face when I have to roast my hair to straighten them everyday,” she wrote along with a picture in which she gives a puffy-faced expression.

She tagged her post with #CurlyHairIssues, #LookChange and #StressfulStraight.

Reacting to the post, a user commented: “Hahah, I can relate to you. “

“You look cool in curly hair,” another user commented.

“Haseen Dillruba” is directed by Vinil Mathew. Vikrant Massey and Harshvardhan Rane are also a part of the murder mystery.

Taapsee also has “Rashmi Rocket” and “Shabaash Mithu” coming up.

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Actress Shilpa Shetty shares glimpse of daughter’s first Kanya Pooja

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Actress Shilpa Shetty Kundra on Saturday posted a small clip on Instagram of the Kanya Pooja ceremony of her daughter Samisha.

In the video clip, Shilpa and her husband Raj Kundra feed halwa poori to girl . She also shared a glimpse of Samisha’s little feet.

“On the auspicious occasion of Ashtami today, we were fortunate and blessed with our very own DEVI, Samisha…her first Navratri, so performed the Kanya Pooja, with her and 8 little girls, welcomed with all precautions taken,” Shilpa wrote, adding they performed pooja by following proper safety precautions.

“Our way of paying gratitude to the Supreme Goddess Maha Gauri today and her nine divine forms. This year, however, we masked up and did the Pooja keeping all the safety measures in mind, nevertheless, a beautiful feeling to serve and pamper these little girls,” she added.

Samisha was born through surrogacy in February. 

Meanwhile, on the work front, Shilpa is all set to make her comeback on silver screen after a while with “Hungama 2”, which also features Paresh Rawal, Pranitha Subhash and Meezaan.

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Saturday flashback: Kareena Kapoor Khan, Saif and love in Athens

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Kareena Kapoor Khan on Saturday posted a throwback picture along with husband, actor Saif Ali Khan.

In the image, Saif hugs Kareena while standing at the top of the Acropolis in Athens. The image seem to be from their dating days.

Recalling the vacation, Kareena wrote: “My love and me at the Acropolis. Athens 2008.”

Reacting to the post, actress Tisca Chopra commented: “Bebo, I love this picture. Stay happy and blessed.”

“You both look so cute together,” a fan wrote.

Kareena and Saif got married in 2012. They welcomed their son, Taimur, in 2016, and are now all set to become parents again.

Saif, who was previously married to actress Amrita Singh, has two children — Sara Ali Khan and Ibrahim Ali Khan — from his first marriage.

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