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Upala KBR

Upala KBR

An entertainment journalist for more than 25 years, she started out in Star and Style film magazine and has written for publications including Midday, Bombay Times, DNA, magazines like Debonair and Zee Premier, and online websites. Bollywood film news is always exciting to break! Twitter: @upalakbr999

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‘Something for everyone, from 4 to 80’

‘Something for everyone, from 4 to 80’

As Mumbai gets its own Bollywood theme park, the construction designer on the four-month long processes of creating it... [Read More]

05 June,2022 06:27 AM IST | Mumbai | Upala KBR
‘He saw funny videos before a serious scene’

‘He saw funny videos before a serious scene’

Stating that Dutt’s “unique personality” made him an apt choice to play Kaka Kanha, Samrat Prithviraj director on how the actor approached the intense role... [Read More]

03 June,2022 07:08 AM IST | Mumbai | Upala KBR
From screen to memoir, to screen

From screen to memoir, to screen

As Sanjeev Kumar’s biography gears up for release, sources say Anil in talks for book’s adaptation rights ... [Read More]

02 June,2022 07:30 AM IST | Mumbai | Upala KBR
KK was the voice behind my first hit song: Shreyas

KK was the voice behind my first hit song: Shreyas

As per what I’ve heard, KK was a gentle, humble, and committed singer, who was passionate about his work. He would go to sleep early, practice yoga and lead a disciplined lifestyle... [Read More]

02 June,2022 07:23 AM IST | Mumbai | Upala KBR
‘He views all work with dignity’

‘He views all work with dignity’

Jayeshbhai Jordaar actor Deeksha Joshi on rubbing shoulders with Bachchan in a Gujarati film that has him play a cameo... [Read More]

31 May,2022 07:38 AM IST | Mumbai | Upala KBR
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Raveena Tandon pays respects to father, filmmaker Ravi Tandon at his last rites

Raveena Tandon pays respects to father, filmmaker Ravi Tandon at his last rites

The veteran filmmaker was the man behind some massive blockbusters back in the era of 70s. His daughter Raveena Tandon shared the news of his passing away today morning by sharing a throwback picture with him. Apart from her, several known names of the industry paid their respects to him at his last rites. All Pictures Courtesy: Yogen Shah... [Read More]

11 February,2022 05:58 PM IST
Sonali Kulkarni makes web debut, Matsya Kaand gets season two

Sonali Kulkarni makes web debut, Matsya Kaand gets season two

Making her web debut, Sonali Kulkarni discusses her script choices. The team of popular web series, Matsya Kaand, Ravii Dubey, Ravi Kishan, director Ajay Bhuyan and producer Deepak Dhar, join mid-day.com as they discuss the success of the show and their plans for season two!`Ranjish Hi Sahi` trailer: Witness the dramatic love story from the `70s on January 13... [Read More]

04 January,2022 10:11 PM IST
Yearender 2021: 5 leaders who shaped the farmers’ movement

Yearender 2021: 5 leaders who shaped the farmers’ movement

Tens of thousands of people marching to the national capital, 378 days of protest, 11 rounds of talks, and loss of 700 lives. The farmers’ protest marked the longest agitation India, or perhaps the world, has seen in recent history. Sustaining the 15-month-long formidable protest, despite resistance from the police and government and criticism from some sections of society, required leaders from among the community to rise up to the occasion. Here we feature five such who kept the movement and momentum going and led tens and thousands to victory. Pics/Pallav Paliwal, PTI, ANI... [Read More]

23 December,2021 09:56 PM IST
IN PHOTOS: Amit Shah reviews security situation in Jammu and Kashmir

IN PHOTOS: Amit Shah reviews security situation in Jammu and Kashmir

On Saturday, Union Home Minister Amit Shah arrived in Srinagar for his first visit to Jammu and Kashmir since Article 370 was revoked in August 2019 and had a meeting with the family of a police officer killed by terrorists. He later chaired a meeting to review the security situation in the Valley. Pics/PTI and AFP... [Read More]

24 October,2021 02:35 PM IST
Sonu Sood meets a special fan at his residence who travelled 700 km to meet him

Sonu Sood meets a special fan at his residence who travelled 700 km to meet him

Sonu Sood met this special fan Venkatesh who travelled all the way from Hyderabad to Mumbai to meet the actor. (All pictures/Yogen Shah)... [Read More]

13 June,2021 07:00 AM IST | Mumbai
Iconic baddie Ranjeet: His Instagram is as interesting as his life

Iconic baddie Ranjeet: His Instagram is as interesting as his life

Veteran actor, legendary villain Ranjeet posts extremely interesting pictures on his Instagram handle. We take a look at his candid, unseen photos, which are as intriguing as his life.... [Read More]

12 November,2020 08:40 AM IST
70,399 migrant labourers take shelter in Maharashtra's relief camps

70,399 migrant labourers take shelter in Maharashtra's relief camps

On Day 6 of the nationwide lockdown to contain the spread of coronavirus, Maharashtra chief minister Uddhav Thackeray said that the government has set up 262 relief camps for migrant labourers where they will be provided food and shelter to them. (Pictures by Shadab Khan, Sayyed Sameer Abedi, Ashish Raje, Satej Shinde, Pradeep Dhivar/mid-day photographers)... [Read More]

31 March,2020 09:00 AM IST
Narendra Modi turns 70: A look at his journey from tea-seller to PM

Narendra Modi turns 70: A look at his journey from tea-seller to PM

Prime Minister Narendra Modi's journey from being the Chief Minister of Gujarat to become the leader of the world's largest democracy is truly incredible. From selling tea to joining RSS, from fighting elections to becoming the most followed leader on Twitter, PM Modi has truly emerged as a world leader. As PM Narendra Modi turns a year older today, we trace his journey in pictures. (All photos/Narendra Modi, Instagram and Twitter)... [Read More]

17 September,2020 08:29 AM IST
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Stunning Light & Sound Show On Indian Railways' 170th Birthday At CSMT In Mumbai

Stunning Light & Sound Show On Indian Railways' 170th Birthday At CSMT In Mumbai

: Artistically designed World Heritage Site Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus (CSMT) building was livened up to the tune of music and dance amidst the sparkle of light on the occasion of 170 years of the Indian Railways and World Heritage Day. The Central Railway organised the first-of-its-kind light and sound-cum-performance show `Navarasangam - Ek Gatha CSMT Ki’ on April 17 depicting its history through the various emotions of the nine Rasas of `Natyashastra’. ... [Read More]

18 April,2022 10:00 PM IST | Mumbai
Alia Bhatt Quashes Tiif Rumours As RRR Crosses 700 Cr At Box-Office

Alia Bhatt Quashes Tiif Rumours As RRR Crosses 700 Cr At Box-Office

As director SS Rajamouli`s magnum opus RRR breaks the box office, rumours of the maker and Alia Bhatt began floating on the internet. As per the speculations, Alia Bhatt who is playing the role of `Sita`, actor Ram Charan`s character`s love interest, was upset with the makers due to less screen time. After several days of such reports surfacing, Alia Bhatt took to her Instagram to quash the reports. ... [Read More]

01 April,2022 09:35 PM IST | Mumbai
Sabira Merchant Talks About The Life Of Women Of Bombay In 1970s In New Memoir

Sabira Merchant Talks About The Life Of Women Of Bombay In 1970s In New Memoir

Sabira Merchant`s new memoir, `On a life well lived` looks back on a spirited life while bringing alive a genial and slower Bombay of the 1970s. The memoir captures the life of women of Bombay in 1970s and how the spaces have evolved. Merchant`s memories offers a picture of a Bombay which was an “easy and friendly world”, with days planned with friends comprising pot lucks, watching English films at the Cambatas’... [Read More]

07 February,2022 02:37 PM IST
Asking LGBTQIA+ folks what Independence Day means to them

Asking LGBTQIA+ folks what Independence Day means to them

Where are we on the road to LGBTQIA+ equality? After 70+ years of independence it’s high time we start accepting everyone for who they are. ... [Read More]

15 August,2021 02:15 PM IST | Mumbai
Mumbai: Three rail staffers save 70-year-old crossing tracks

Mumbai: Three rail staffers save 70-year-old crossing tracks

A 70-year-old man, who was crossing the railway tracks, was saved in the nick of time, thanks to the alert rail staff at Kalyan station. An employee working on tracks shouted to alert train drivers, who immediately applied brakes and the man was saved.... [Read More]

19 July,2021 08:05 PM IST | Mumbai
Mumbai fresh infections down to 666; over 7,00,000 vaccinated

Mumbai fresh infections down to 666; over 7,00,000 vaccinated

After recording a spike in fresh Covid-19 cases on Wednesday, Mumbai reported a significant drop in the numbers and a marginal improvement in the test positivity rate on Thursday. However, fatalities increased compared to the previous day. Out of a total 43,26,427 doses administered till date, 3,09,702 were Covaxin and 907 were Sputnik, the rest were Covishield.... [Read More]

19 June,2021 12:34 PM IST | Mumbai
Iconic Gateway of India lights up to mark 70th I-Day

Iconic Gateway of India lights up to mark 70th I-Day

Ahead of the 70th Independence Day, the iconic Gateway of India was lit up in tricolor to mark the celebrations. The Gateway of India was illuminated to attract more tourists across India. Security across the city's prominent places and its nearby areas has been increased with complete CCTV surveillance, to prevent any untoward incident. Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be addressing the nation from the ramparts of Red Fort at 7:30 am, to commence the celebrations of Independence Day.... [Read More]

14 August,2017 08:00 PM IST
Mumbai Police tighten security ahead of 70th Independence Day celebrations

Mumbai Police tighten security ahead of 70th Independence Day celebrations

Ahead of the 70th Independence Day celebrations, security has been tightened all across the Mumbai city to avoid any unpleasant incident. The Mumbai police are making all efforts such as checking of vehicles, to ensure a safe Independence Day. Security across the city’s prominent places and its nearby areas has been increased with complete CCTV surveillance, to prevent any untoward incident. Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be addressing the nation from the ramparts of Red Fort at 7:30 am, to commence the celebrations of the Independence Day... [Read More]

14 August,2017 09:57 PM IST
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