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Fit-again Fardeen Khan denies Dubai grapevine and vows IIFA audience

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Fardeen Khan made a surprise appearance on the green carpet of the International Indian Film Academy Awards on Friday evening.

The surprise cameo was for a reason, of course.

Out of the Bollywood film industry for nearly 10 years, Fardeen Khan has been based mostly in London and has beem quoted in a March interview that he had not been in the right mental space ever since his father, the handsome actor Feroz Khan, passed away in 2009.

While struggling to also build a family with wife Natasha Madhwani, Fardeen became overweight and has been body-shamed by trolls on social media.

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But the fighting spirit in the actor, of the Pathan descent, has kicked in just as he inherited the handsome looks of his father. “It is sad that people have to troll you just because of your looks but, very honestly, you have to call them out and ask people to look at themselves first and behave responsibly.”

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Fardeen Khan became overweight but has transformed back

Yet, he remained cheerful and positive just like singer Honey Singh who came down the aisle a few minutes after him. Singh has also well-documented battles with depression and said yesterday: “It is the battle that keeps you going. You go down in life and then come up. Then you go down again and how you come up is what matters. That’s life.”

Meanwhile, Fardeen Khan is going to make a comeback with Visfot which he doing with Riteish Deshmukh, another star gracing the green carpet yesterday.

There were also rumours that Khan is getting into the Dubai real estate market in some way, though in what capacity was not clear. Asked specifically for the details, Khan got startled a bit before saying: “No, it is not true.”

What is true is that the man has worked hard in recent months before appearing in public – dapper and hot. “I ate less and worked more, that’s it; my secret of fitness,” a beaming Khan said.

 

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Yo Yo Honey Singh’s Casanova gets grandiose launch in Dubai

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A music video, the product of an interesting collaboration of international talent and shot at a nightclub in Dubai, was released on Sunday evening at Dubai Festival City waterfront with a laser show and fireworks.

Produced by Beast Music, the single Casanova is touted to be part of the web series 7th Sense which is in the works for the OTT platform. It is an international collaboration with two producers from India and Pakistan, sung by Yo Yo Honey Singh (New Delhi), American rapper Lil Pump (Miami) and DJ Shadow (Dubai).

Producer Gaurang Doshi, of Aankhen fame, has collaborated with Pakistan’s Rocky Khan, to conceive Casanova and presented it on a grand scale with all bells and whistles on display in the laser presentation. Indian actor Vivek Oberoi was also present as special guest.

The façade of the Intercontinental Hotel that lines up on the waterfront also serves as the canvas for the motion poster for the 7th Sense series and also Line of Fire, both productions which have been announced earlier but delayed. Doshi attributed the setbacks to Covid, but assured that things were back on track, along with Roadies host Rannvijay Singh who was the emcee for the event.

“When Covid kicked we couldn’t do much but we could not sit idle as well,” Doshi said. “So among many others that we [him and Khan] discussed, this video was something that we were all keen on and on the same page. And where else such as international collaboration happen than in Dubai.”

Even the song has a depth of international flavours as DJ Shadow said: “ For the past one year, I have travelled across the global. I picked up cues from the music scene in South America, Nigeria … there is some Latin hymns. So we have tried to do something different here.”

Waxing eloquent about the ‘different’ and grand approach of Doshi, partner Khan added: “Who else can think of such a unique and magnificent display to launch the video than Gaurang. It was a great learning experience to do this with him. It has not been easy, he is tough to please but his vision is amazing and it is so great to work with him.”

The grandiose show featured laser searchlights, fire effects, geysers, choreographed fountain and lights, fireworks and graphics on spraying fountain water. According to a claim by the organisers, it was the first time in history that a song was choreographed on laser, fountain and fireworks during its launch.

Although Lil Pump and Honey Singh were absent, representatives from other sponsors such as the Futtaim Group, Bhutani Infra, Satoshi FX, DEX Sports Radio and others were present. Members from the audience won gift vouchers randomly handed out by the celebrities on stage.

The choreographed fountain on the CASANOVA music will be played thrice a day for the next month. You can catch a glimpse of it on our Instagram page.  Within 24 hours, the video crossed 5.6 million views on Youtube.

— Staff report

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Dates revealed for Global Village Season 27

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Hurrrray.…the countdown begins.

Global Village has announced its opening date for its coming season. The popular family-friendly destination will reopen on October 25, although little other details are known yet including when exactly it will run until and what will be new. However, on the official website, it says Season 27 followed by the dates “October 2022 — April 2023” which follows the typical dates the attraction usually stays open for.

Last season’s Global Village had a record 7.8 million guests visit during the six months it was operational. This also includes an extended period, which saw the attraction stay open for an extra four weeks until May 7.

The destination marked its 26th season with 26 pavilions representing more than 80 cultures from around the world.

Among the countries and continents represented were: the UAE, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Kuwait, Afghanistan, China, Egypt, India, Iran, Iraq, Japan, South Korea, Lebanon, Morocco, Pakistan, Palestine, Syria, Thailand, Turkey, Yemen, Russia, the Americas, Africa and Europe.

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BTS announce hiatus, to focus on solo projects

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BTS’s band members—who include RM, Jin, Suga, J-Hope, Jimin, V and Jungkook—announced they are taking a hiatus in a video posted to social media on June 14.

“We’re each going to take some time to have fun and experience lots of things,” Jungkook said. “We promise we will return someday, even more mature than we are now.” As they celebrated their nine-year long journey, the music band shared with their fans that they are planning to take a break to focus on their individual interests.

Band leader RM or Namjoon said that the whole K-Pop Idol thing is a constant work, which doesn’t really give artistes time to focus on their own careers as solo performers, which is what they now intend to do with their break.“I always thought that BTS was different from other groups, but the problem with K-pop and the whole idol system is that they don’t give you time to mature. You have to keep producing music and keep doing something,” said the rapper. Meanwhile, Jimin said that this was a tough decision to take as they feel bad for letting down their fans in some respect. “We can’t help but think of our fans no matter what. We want to be the kind of artistes that are remembered by our fans. I think that’s why we are going through a rough patch right now. We are trying to find our identity and that’s an exhausting and long process.”
Suga, 29, noted that the “hardest thing” lately has been writing lyrics and that “we need something to say … you can’t force it. I have to talk about something that I really feel, but right now I’m just squeezing it out because we have to satisfy people’s wants and the listeners … it’s so painful.”

This news isn’t going down smooth like butter.

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