Akshay’s badminton moment with Sindhu (Movie Snippets)

Mumbai, Aug 20 (IANS) After shuttler P.V. Sindhu clinched a silver medal at the Rio Olympics, Bollywood’s ‘Khiladi’ Akshay Kumar dug from the archives a special photograph in which he is seen playing badminton with her.

Akshay and Sindhu were partners during a match for the Premier Badminton League in the capital earlier this year. As a team, they played against Abhishek Bachchan and Jwala Gutta.

“Always knew you were an achiever. You managed to convert a cricket obsessed nation to watch badminton. P.V. Sindhu. Proud,” Akshay captioned the image which he posted on his Twitter account on Saturday.

Hailing the sportswoman, Akshay also tweeted: “Every cloud has a silver lining indeed! First Olympic silver in Badminton for India! Thank you. Huge respect”.

Sindhu bagged the silver medal in the women’s singles competition of the Rio Olympics.

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‘Kala chashma’ garners over 50 million views

The recreated version of song “Kala Chashma”, sung by Badshah, Neha Kakkar and Indeep Bakshi for the forthcoming film “Baar Baar Dekho”, has surpassed the 50 million viewership mark on Saturday.

Filmmaker Karan Johar, who is co-producing the movie, shared the news on Twitter.

“Party starter that is now ruling the charts. Half a century in record time! 50 million for ‘Kala Chashma’, ‘Baar Baar Dekho’,” he wrote.

The song was posted online on July 26 on YouTube, and its video features Katrina and Sidharth grooving to the peppy number.

“Baar Baar Dekho” sees actor Sidharth Malhotra’s character Jai falling in love with actress Katrina Kaif’s character Diya. But he develops cold feet on the wedding day.

The film has been co-produced by Farhan Akhtar and Ritesh Sidhwani.

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Shriya Pilgaonkar to make ramp debut

Actress Shriya Pilgaonkar, who made her Bollywood debut with the Shah Rukh Khan starrer “Fan”, will soon be making her debut on the fashion ramp. She is excited.

Shriya will do the catwalk as the showstopper for Times Glamour 2016, for designer Shrena Hirawat. The event is for jewellery brand Cappuccino Collection by Dinal Diamonds.

Talking about this entirely new experience, Shriya said: “I am really excited to be a part of Times Glamour. Firsts are always special and since it’s my first time walking as the showstopper, I am really looking forward to it. The collection is beautiful.”

The hair and makeup of the actress will be taken care of by Shubhash Shinde’s team.

–IANS

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