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‘Naari naari’ song gets modern spin for ‘Made In China’

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Actors Rajkummar Rao and Mouni Roy are excited about the new rendition of the 1990s Arabic classic c in their forthcoming film “Made In China”.

With music by composer-duo Sachin-Jigar, “Naari naari” features Rajkummar and Mouni grooving to the beats, with Boman Irani making a special appearance. Vishal Dadlani, Jonita Gandhi and Sachin-Jigar have lent their voices to the new rendition.

“When Dinoo (Dinesh Vijan) and Mikhil (Musale) told me about recreating ‘Naari naari’ as a dance song for our film, I was excited because it used to be one of my go to tracks back in school,” Rajkummar said.

“Raghu (my character) would’ve never been able to pursue the road to success if it wasn’t for the support of his naari — Rukmini..after all, behind every successful man is his naari (woman),” he added.

Talking about the song, Mouni said: “I remember waiting for the weekly top charts to catch a glimpse of my favourite pop songs on TV. And I absolutely loved ‘Naari naari’! I had even memorised the chorus Arabic lyrics of the song. And now doing a modern day interpretation of the song brought back the 1990s for me.”

“It was so much fun to dance alongside Raj for this song because it was a whole new flavour compared to our other songs. After the quintessential garba favourites, ‘Odhani’ and ‘Sanedo’, this was a completely different vibe and I had an absolute blast shooting it. I hope this song will spread it’s magic and take over the club circuit in the country once again,” she added.

“Made In China” tells the story of a Gujarati entrepreneur Raghu Mehta (Rajkummar) and his ‘jugaadu’ business journey. Mouni essays role of Raghu’s wife Rukmini.

Dinesh Vijan presents “Made In China” in association with Jio Studios. A Maddock Films production, the film also stars Paresh Rawal and Gajraj Rao. It is written and directed by Musale, who is making his Hindi directorial debut with the film. It is slated to release around the upcoming Diwali.

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I-T sleuths ‘search’ Sonu Sood’s home for second day

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 For the second consecutive day, the Income Tax Department continued its ‘survey’ operations at the home of Bollywood actor Sonu Sood, official sources said here on Thursday.

A team of IT sleuths swooped on the 48-year-old Sood’s Juhu home to carry out search operations to detect certain alleged financial irregularities.

The IT department is examining bank statements, books of accounts, documents and details of financial or other business transactions during the ‘survey’, for suspected tax evasion, though no details are being shared officially.

In Wednesday’s operations, the IT had searched around half-a-dozen premises linked to the actor, including offices and other properties in Mumbai and certain locations in Lucknow.

Sood shot into limelight last year (2020) for arranging free flights or luxury buses for stranded migrants during the lockdown due to Covid-19 pandemic and sent them to different parts of India, besides organising liquid medical oxygen supplies to various hospitals during the second Covid wave this year (2021).

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IT department ‘surveys’ actor Sonu Sood’s Mumbai premises

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 The Income Tax Department is ‘surveying’ the Mumbai offices and home in the suburbs belonging to Bollywood actor Sonu Sood here on Wednesday, official sources said.

Teams of IT sleuths began the operations since morning, though the reason behind the action is not immediately known.

Sood had shot into prominence last year for arranging free flights to enable stranded migrants reach their homes in different parts of India during the nationwide lockdown.

He also had a scrap with the BrihanMumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) for allegedly converting his six-story house in Juhu into an illegal boarding.

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Tahira Kashyap reveals how Ayushmann Khurrana won her heart

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On Ayushmann Khurrana’s 37th birthday on Tuesday, his filmmaker-wife Tahira Kashyap revealed how the actor won her heart, when they both were just 19 years old.

Tahira on Tuesday shared a throwback picture on Instagram and penned a heart-warming note talking about how the actor wooed her.

“We were 19! I found you quite cool, with your frames, bike, matching sweaters and mufflers, but what got my heart was when you held the guitar and sang a song for me,” Tahira wrote.

She added: “You have always been passionate about art and what inspires me is after all these years your innocence and excitement towards work and life remains the same. You have been my biggest confidante and cheerleader.

“I might not be a big romantic as the goofiness (like you would say) gets the better of me, but I want to tell you that life is amazing with you and I continue learning a lot from you! Happy birthday umm P.S. – we were such lookers no.”

Ayushmann and Tahira were childhood sweethearts. The two got married in 2008. The couple welcomed their son Virajveer in 2012 and daughter Varushka in 2014.

Ayushmann’s upcoming roster includes ‘Anek’, ‘Chandigarh Kare Aashiqui’ and ‘Doctor G’.

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