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Sweet, loving and bubbly - that's how small screen celebrities would like to remember the 'Baa' of "Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi", actress Sudha Shivpuri, who passed away on Wednesday morning after a prolonged illness.
The actress passed away on Wednesday morning at a hospital in Andheri East here.
A pall of gloom engulfed the world of Indian small screen as the news of her demise poured in. While her co-stars like Ronit Roy and Ketki Dave reminisced about the time spent with her, stars like Tusshar Kapoor and Divya Dutta ?expressed their condolences.
Ronit, who worked with Sudha during his stint as Mihir on the long-running Star Plus show "Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi", told IANS: "I'll always remember her as being a sweet Baa. I feel sad at her demise and my condolences for the family at the same time. I feel happy that the soul is now free from sorrow. My prayers for her soul and her family.
Ketki, who essayed Sudha's daughter-in-law in the Ekta Kapoor production, remembered Sudha for her kind attitude.
"A very good soul. We were her reel family but loved her like real family. She will always be missed by us. Love you Sudhaji," Ketki told IANS.
Actor Hiten Tejwani, who became a part of "Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi" as one of the lead, was troubled by the news.
"She was recovering and we got the shocking news about her death when we got up this morning. Family members are saying that she did not face any problems as she was sleeping when she passed away. She'll always live in our memories," Hiten told IANS.
Hiten also added that Sudha made him comfortable on the sets of the show.
"It was a lovely chance to have worked with her. She made me more comfortable and she was like a kid on the sets... naughty, bubbly and very lively. We all used to have so much fun together. May her soul rest in peace," Hiten said.
Social media platform Twitter was also abuzz with condolence messages for the actress, who worked across the theatre, film and TV mediums, after having made her film debut with "Swami" in 1977.
Praising the "awesome qualities" of the late actress, Narayani Shastri told IANS: "She was a lovely lady, very soft-spoken and kind to new actors. She had a fantastic sense of humour and she was very strong."
Ekta's close friend and writer Mushtaq Shiekh shared information about Sudha's last rites.
He said: "Mrs. Sudha Shivpuri (wife of Om Shivpuri) also popularly known as Baa in Kyun Ki passed away this morning. May her soul rest in peace. #RIP Sudha Shivpuri popularly known as Baa from KyunKi passed away this morning. Funeral at Oshiwara Crematorium 2.30 pm today".
A theatre enthusiast, Sudha married actor Om Shivpuri, who passed away in 1990. Sudha is survived by two children - son Vineet and daughter Ritu, who too is an actress.
The 'Babuji' of the entertainment industry Alok Nath thanked the veteran for being a great teacher.
"Rest in eternal peace Sudha Shivpuri maam.You and Om Shivpuri sir were teacher's & guides of great proportion. am blessed to be your student," Alok tweeted.
Actors like Tusshar Kapoor and Divya Dutta also expressed condolences with a 'RIP' message.More » You will be missed 'Baa': Actors at Sudha Shivpuri's funeral
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The two Cannes veterans made their way to French Riviera yesterday. Sonam Kapoor and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan (with her mother and Aaradhya in tow) will be seen sashaying down the red carpet for various events.
Aishwarya will unveil the first look of her comeback film "Jazbaa" at the 68th Cannes International Film Festival at a closed door United Nations panel discussion on May 16, followed by a media event on May 19.
Sonam is scheduled to represent L'Oréal Paris on May 16 and May 18 at the 68th Festival de Cannes.
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At a fancy dinner last night, possibly held to celebrate Krishna Raj's birthday, the presence of Katrina Kaif proves she is now welcome in the family.
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Brace yourselves folks! In April, the winter is coming.
Characters Cersei and Jaimie Lannister, Littlefinger and Sansa Stark, and the most followed characters of the series Tyrion Lannister, Arya Stark and Daenerys Targaryen will be featured in the new season. With action, drama, romance, amazing storyline, and most of all amazing graphics, Game Of Thrones has gained a huge fan following across the globe including India.
Indian origin actress Indira Varma, who also starred in Aishwarya Rai Bachchan’s Pride And Prejudice, plays the role of Ellaria Sand in the series and will be seen having a fair share of screen time this season.
Game Of Thrones is a fictional drama based on the books of author George R R Martin. The first season aired on HBO in the year 2011 and since then, every fall a new season is aired. This year’s season 5 is based on his books number 4 and 5 combined.
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Our shutterbugs caught the couple, along with Sidharth Malhotra and Karan Johar at entrepreneur Aarti Shetty's house in Juhu, Mumbai.
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He may be freshly divorced from his longtime sweetheart and wife Sussanne Khan, but that does not mean his parental duties are over.
We spotted Hrithik Roshan with his kids Hrehaan and Hridaan as well his mother Pinky and sister Susaina Roshan just about to leave the city, for a holiday in the Maldives. Reports say that this was a spur-of-the-moment decisions and the Roshans just upped and left. The actor is now shooting for his latest film "Mohenjo daro" with south actress Pooja Hegde.
The family that holidays together, stays together indeed.
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The second generation Bachchans painted the town red when they came out of their home to celebrate Gudi Padwa (Maharashtrian New Year) with their fans, while the the Bachchans senior babysat their daughter Aaradhya.
The couple looked resplended in their colour-coordinated traditionalwear.
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Contrary to the reports doing the rounds that Shoojit Sircar's John Abraham starrer 1911 has been shelved, the actor producer has clarified that the project is very much on. At the Men's Health cover launch event, John cleared the air about 1911, "It is not true at all. Shoojit and I are developing another subject too. I am very excited about starting either one of the two."
He further revealed, "We are producing eight films together. So, 1911 is definitely there in the priority list. It just depends on my earlier commitments and Shoojit also has commitments. But Shoojit and me are a family, be it one film or the other. We are producing films together for the next five years at least."
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Bollywood’s action hero Akshay Kumar and one of India’s billionaire businessmen Raj Kundra have come together to launch a new home shopping TV channel, Best Deal TV. The channel will be a 24×7 celebrity driven home shopping channel, which will go on air this month.
Being linked with Akshay Kumar in the past hasn’t stopped Shilpa Shetty’s husband Raj Kundra to join hands with the actor to come forward and introduce a business with such a unique concept in India. According to them home shopping is a $4 billion industry and because every household in India owns a Television set this venture will be more profitable than opening an E-commerce website.
Reportedly the channel Best Deal TV will have celebrities selling their own products that will fall under the price range of Rs. 2000-6000. Raj Kundra is of an opinion that his products will have great value for money and what people will find on their channel they won’t find it anywhere else in the market.
When asked about taking such a bold step out of his zone Akshay Kumar responded, “In my career of 25 years I have always been a risk-taker be it stunts, choice of my films or my decision to do multiple films in a year. This is a new kind of space I’m entering, which has a lot to do with home shopping, but has a celebrity factor attached too. Home shopping channels is a $4 billion industry so we thought why not be the first ones in India to do it with a celebrity angle?”
According to Kundra and Kumar coming from the same Punjabi background was a big factor for their relation. Both of them were more than willing to try this out together and as their language also matched it made things easier for them. Best Deal TV will witness a pan-India launch this month.
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