Film “Saffron Terror” based on the murder of journalist Gauri Lankesh, directed by Trilok Mukhi goes on floor

A film titled “Saffron Terror” that claims to reveal all the inside secrets and alleged terror activities of Goa-based, far-right Hindutva organisation Sanatan Sanstha, its offshoot the Hindu Janajagruti Samiti (HJS) and other right-wing outfits, directed by Trilok Mukhi has gone on floor.

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Kalyanji Jana plays the protagonist of the film Saffron Terror

According to actor Kalyanji Jana who has been selected by producer-director Trilok Mukhi to play the role of the protagonist in the film the producer has done extensive research on the Sanatan Sanstha for the last 7 years.

A press note released by the publicist of the film says the film will be ready for release by Jan-Feb of next year if everything goes well.  IndiaScoops.com has learnt that part of the film has already been shot abroad, but the director was not ready to share any further details, citing security reasons. He also refused to reveal the name of the rest of the star cast of the film.

Also Read: “Saffron Terror” To Expose Inside Secrets, Terror Activities and Murder Plots of radical Hindutva Outfits Sanatan Sanstha and HJS

The project was kept under wraps for the last six months as the makers felt that release of information regarding the project would result in its demise even before it could be born.

The film is produced by Trilok Mukhi Films and directed by producer-director Trilok Mukhi.

Also Read: Sanatan Sanstha’s bank account was used to channel funds for Gauri Lankesh murder, pay off killers

Mukhi, an intellectual and a writer is a recluse and currently resides in London and is a UK citizen of Indian origin.

He lived in Ponda in Goa – where the Sanatan Sanstha is headquartered for four years, before moving to the UK and started directing films.

He is also working on another historical film Pratapgad, which is moving at a snail’s pace.

Also Read: 35-40 bombs could be manufactured with explosives seized from Sanatan Sanstha member Vaibhav Raut residence and office

The film “Saffron Terror” will be an eye-opener for both – civil society and the government.

Fearing a government ban or wide-spread protests in India, Mukhi plans to first release the film abroad in the US and UK markets and only after that if the atmosphere is conducive, in India.

“The film is based on true facts and real stories. It is not a work of fiction, Mukhi said, adding that truth hurts and many people including a lot of politicians will not want this film to be screened in India, as thousands of skeletons will tumble out of the closets of the Sanstha and the HJS.”

Also Read: Hindutva hardliners Raut, Gondhalekar and Kalaskar planned to blow up 6 theaters, Ganapati mandaps in Maharashtra

The film begins even before the inception of the Sanatan Sanstha and covers several incidents or alleged terror activities, reportedly associated with the Sanatan:

The Sanstha has washed its hands off all the above allegations and claimed that if a member committed a crime, you cannot blame the entire organisation.

Drawing an analogy, a Sanatan Sanstha spokesperson said, “if a Christian priest in Kerala commits the offence of rape, you cannot blame the Pope. You cannot say the Catholic Church or the Pope encourages or teaches people to rape.”

Also Read: Sanatan Sanstha wants to set up a Saffron Army of 2000 trained killers and shooters for terrorist activity

The director of the film claims he has researched the Sanatan Sanstha for the last 7-10 years, since the time he lived in Ponda. Some Sanatan ‘seekers’ or ‘sadaks’ were my good friends. You can call me an “outstanding member” of the Sanatan Sanstha – a person who was  an unofficial member, who never entered the precincts of the organisation.

According to actor Kalyanji Jana, who is the narrator and main protagonist in the film and plays the role of a ‘seeker’ or ‘sadak’ and a senior member of both the organisations – Sanatan Sanstha and HJS, the film will reveal the dirty politics and terror plots of the organisations which claim to be working for the benefit of Hindus.

Also Read: 150 pistols, 100 bombs, 3000 bullets were on the shopping list of arrested hardliners

Jana explains that the film is very well-researched and will reveal the true or inside story and hidden agenda behind the murders of  Dabholkar, Pansare, Kalburgi and Lankesh and the other related terror activities of the Sanatan Sanstha and its associated outfits like the Sri Ram Sene and the HJS.

He alleges that certain elements in the Shri Shiv Pratishthan Hindustan whose chief is Sambhaji Bhide are also associated with terror activities.

Also Read: Ponda-based Sanatan Sanstha was the main Agency to carry out Killings, Gauri Lankesh was Second on a ‘Hitlist’ of 36 targets

A spokesperson for Trilok Mukhi Films said the film is under production and is likely to be ready for release in January-February of next year if all goes well.

The Sanatan Sanstha has time and again denied all the allegations made against it, claiming that it has no control over what individual members do in their personal capacity.

Priyanka Chopra signed on for ‘Cowboys Ninja Vikings’ opposite Hollywood star Chris Pratt

Actress Priyanka Chopra’s Hollywood kitty is on an expansion spree. She will play the love interest of Chris Pratt in Cowboy Ninja Viking, reports IANS.

The role in Universal’s big-budget tentpole was one of the most highly coveted, and Priyanka beat out a slew of talent after a chemistry test with Pratt went extremely well, reports variety.com.

Priyanka, who shot to fame in American showbiz with Quantico, is coming off the series’ final season.

She most recently appeared in A Kid Like Jake, opposite Jim Parsons and Claire Danes, and the Dwayne Johnson-starrer Baywatch.

She can next be seen in the comedy Isn’t It Romantic with Rebel Wilson.

Cowboy Ninja Viking, which is in pre-production, is being directed by Game of Thrones fame Michelle MacLaren from a screenplay by Dan Mazeau, Ryan Engle, Craig Mazin, Paul Wernick and David Reese.

The story revolves around a counter-intelligence unit formed by psychotherapist Sebastian Ghislain, who transforms agents known as Triplets, a reference to multiple personalities. It is slated for a June 18 release.

Source: IANS

Former Bollywood actress Sonali Bendre diagnosed with high-grade, advanced metastatic cancer

In a shocking turn of events, Bollywood actress Sonali Bendre has revealed that she has been diagnosed with high-grade cancer that has metastasised, reports the Times of India.

The actress on Wednesday, took to Instagram account and shared the tragic news with fans. However, despite the alarming diagnosis, the actress has shown immense courage in expressing herself boldly and also thanked her family and friends for rallying around her and being her support system in the trying times, reports TOI. Bendre also described the diagnosis as ‘unexpected’ and said she ‘didn’t see it coming.’

Sonali also revealed that she is currently undergoing a course of treatment in New York for the same.

She signed off by writing, ‘I am taking this battle head on, knowing I have the strength of my family and friends behind me’.

According to Hindustan Times, after her statement, many of Sonali’s Bollywood colleagues wished her speedy recovery. Akshay Kumar, who worked with Sonali in Once Upon A Time In Mumbaai Dobara, told HT that after hearing of her ill health, he met her in New York. He told us: “I know that Sonali is a fighter. May God help bring her back in the best of health!”

In a statement on Twitter, Sonali wrote, “Sometimes, when you least expect it, life throws you a curveball. I have recently been diagnosed with a high grade cancer that has metastised, which we frankly did not see coming. A niggling pain led to some tests, which led to this unexpected diagnosis. My family and close friends have rallied around me, providing the best support system that anyone can ask for. I am very blessed and thankful for each of them.” More details are yet to emerge but it’s believed that her husband, film-maker Goldie Behl, and other family members are constantly by her side.

“There is no better way to tackle this, than to take swift and immediate action. And so, as advised by my doctors, I am currently undergoing a course of treatment in New York. We remain optimistic and I am determined to fight every step of the way. What has helped has been the immense outpouring of love and support I’ve received over the past few days, for which I am very grateful. I’m taking this battle head on, knowing I have the strength of my family and friends behind me,” she added.

Sonali Bendre’s colleagues such as Karan Johar and Riteish Deshmukh wished her well on Twitter, reports NDTV.

Sonali Bendre is married to producer Goldie Behl. They have a 13-year-old son named Ranveer.

Sonali Bendre has featured in films like Sarfarosh with Aamir Khan, Major Saab with Amitabh Bachchan and Ajay Devgn, Duplicate and Kal Ho Naa Ho with Shah Rukh Khan and Hum Saath-Saath Hai with Salman Khan.

Apart from Hindi films, Sonali Bendre has featured in several regional films such as Kadhalar Dhinam and Kannodu Kanbathellam in Tamil, Shankar Dada MBBS in Telugu and Anahat in Marathi.

Sonali Bendre was last seen in a cameo role in Akshay Kumar’s Once Upon A Time in Mumbai Dobaara! (2013) while her last full-fledged role was opposite Chiranjeevi in Shankar Dada MBBS.

Source: Times of India, Hindustan Times & NDTV

Cricketer Vinod Kambli’s wife Andrea Hewitt alleges singer Ankit Tiwari’s father Rajendra Tiwari sexually harassed her at In Orbit Mall, Mumbai

MUMBAI: Former batsman, media personality and Tv Reality show participant Vinod Kambli’s wife has been accused of assaulting a man at a popular mall in Mumbai on Sunday. The man, who happens to be the father of playback singer Ankit Tiwari, has filed a complaint against Kambli and his wife. Fifty-nine-year-old Raj Kumar Tiwari alleged that Kambli’s wife Andrea Hewitt assaulted him in the mall where he and his family were spending their Sunday.

CCTV footage from the children’s gaming area at Inorbit Mall in north Mumbai’s Malad area shows a man in white t-shirt walking past a woman, who is purportedly Kambli’s wife. The man’s hands can be seen brushing against her. The woman is then seen hitting the man on his head and confronting him. Ankit Tiwari’s father was accompanied by a young girl who is reportedly his grand-daughter.

The singer’s father has alleged that Hewitt took her sandals off to beat him. The man says his younger son was injured after he was assaulted by Vinod Kambli’s bodyguards, according to a Mid-Day report.

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Vinod Kambli’s wife Andrea Hewitt (R) and singer Ankit Tiwari’s father Rajendra Tiwari (L)

The former cricketer and his wife, however,alleged that it was the singer’s father who deliberately brushed his hand against her. “Some miscreants tried to touch my wife inappropriately, When questioned, brought his sons n tried to come to blows. Sadly, women safety on question once again,” Mr Kambli tweeted yesterday, tagging Mumbai Police. “I’ve also made a complaint before them. Where is it,” Mr Kambli said this morning, replying to a tweet.

The police are now investigating the matter and will take further action after their preliminary investigation. No arrest has been made so far. CCTV footage has been obtained from the Mall and statements of all the parties were being recorded till Monday afternoon.

Meanwhile according to a Zee News online report, singer Ankit Tiwari’s father Rajendra Tiwari has sought a public apology from India cricketer Vinod Kambli and his wife Andrea Hewitt for hitting him at the Inorbit Mall in Mumbai. Andrea had accused Rajendra of repeatedly touching her with ‘malicious intent’ and had hit him in retaliation. CCTV footage accessed by Zee News shows Andrea hitting a man who was later identified as 59-year-old Rajendra Tiwari with her bag.

The Tiwaris have registered a police complaint against the former cricketer and his wife. Narrating the incident, Rajendra said: “Yesterday, a woman accused me of touching her and she hit me. I told my sons about the incident. The woman and her husband Vinod Kambli started to fight with us. They should apologise to us publicly, we will pursue the case further.

However, defending herself, Andrea said she acted only after Rajendra acted inappropriately. “A man brushed himself against me and passed an inappropriate comment at me. What I did afterwards was right. Soon after his sons came and started arguing with me, later we filed an FIR,” Andrea said.

After Andrea hit him, Kambli also stepped in and a heated argument broke out between him on one side and Rajendra, Ankit and his brother Ankur on the other side.

Kambli later told Mumbai Mirror that the three men tried to attack his wife and intimidate them. “We were at the Game Zone in the mall around 3 pm when my wife caught hold of an old man’s hand. He had deliberately brushed his hand against her and when she caught him in the act, he pushed her away,” he said.

“Minutes later when we were at the food court, two men, who we assume were the man’s sons, tried to attack my wife. When I told them to back off, they told me, ‘You don’t know who we are’,” he added.

Source: Zee News, Agencies

BREAKING: Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas are already engaged? Family event and party in July-end in Mumbai or Goa!

Looks like actress Priyanka Chopra has finally found the love of her life in Nick Jonas reports News18.com.

A day after a report published in Filmfare suggested that plans are underway for Priyanka-Nick’s engagement either by July-end or August this year, the actress posted an InstaStory of her brother Siddharth and Nick in Goa with the caption, “My Favourite Men”. Yes, you read it right!

However, sources claim that Priyanka and Nick are already engaged. The couple got engaged at a secret location and top-secret ceremony abroad, and Pee Cee is only waiting for the ‘mandatory’ family event or reception in Mumbai to announce her ‘engagement’ to the Indian media. Piggy Chops or PC or Pee Cee as she is addressed by the Indian media, had a secret engagement ceremony abroad in the presence of Nick’s family with the couple exchanging engagement rings. But PC wants to get over with the family event in Mumbai before she announces it to the world, said sources close to the couple.

The pair has consistently been spotted together, but hadn’t talked publicly about their alleged relationship. And this is the first time when Priyanka has shared Nick’s picture on any of her social media accounts. Nick had already made it official with Priyanka when he posted a small video of the Quantico star, 35, on Friday. In the video, which was actually an Instagram story, Priyanka could be seen walking in a spaghetti strap top with a low-cut neckline which was paired with a matching skirt. She could be seen smiling, which gets bigger as she comes toward the camera, which is presumably operated by Jonas. His caption was ‘her’ followed by a heart-eye emoji.

In addition to their most recent PDA moment, the duo was also spotted vacationing together in Goa on Monday.

The couple visited Mumbai to meet Priyanka’s mother. In a recent interview to DNA, Priyanka’s mother had said, “We just went out for dinner where Nick was present. But it was a large group. There were 10-odd people, so I didn’t get the time to get to know him that well. I’ve met him for the first time, so it’s too early to form an opinion.”

Priyanka too met the singer’s extended family earlier this month at his cousin’s wedding in New Jersey.

The hitmaker and the actress arrived arm in arm for the family occasion. The two also spent Memorial Day weekend together, and have also been seen on dinner dates.

While the couple avoided the paparazzi when they arrived together in Mumbai a few days back, their comments on social media have left fans curious. The couple was clicked as they arrived in Mumbai after a Goa vacation.

with inputs from News18.com

Urvashia Dholakia and Rajeev Khandelwal come together after 15 years on Zee TV’s JuzzBaatt

Zee TV’s weekend chat show ‘JuzzBaatt… Sangeen Se Namkeen Tak’ has been giving you an up close and personal look into the lives of many popular celebrities including Rohit and Ronit Roy, Adaa Khan, Divyanka Tripathi, Dheeraj Dhoopar, Rakhi Sawant, Barun Sobti, Karan Patel, Aashka Goradia and many others. The upcoming episode of the show will see the talented and bold actors and off-screen buddies Sumona Chakravarti and Urvashi Dholakia making an appearance for a light-hearted conversation with host Rajeev Khandelwal.

What’s most interesting is that, actors Urvashi Dholakia and Rajeev Khandelwal will be seen coming together on-screen after a span of 15 years and we are really excited to see whats in store!

Furthermore, Urvashi and Sumona’s impeccable chemistry and camaraderie will prove to be a visual treat for the audience and provide truckloads of entertainment. The duo also indulged in several fun activities and games based on their zodiac signs and their responses will further spice up the episode. Urvashi shared interesting stories about her sons while Sumona opened up about her views on relationships and marriage. Viewers will be in for a visual treat with the two stunning ladies revealing their deep dark secrets.

Source: TellyChakkar.com

90 evacuated from blazing Mumbai skyscraper, Deepika Padukone safe

At least 90 residents were evacuated safely after a fire broke out on the 33rd floor of the Beaumonte Towers in the posh Prabhadevi area of Dadar on Wednesday afternoon.

Bollywood actress Deepika Padukone, who also lives in the same building on the 26th floor, tweeted that she was safe and expressed her prayers for the well-being of the firefighters.

According to BMC Disaster Control, the fire erupted around 2.10pm on the two uppermost floors 32 and 33 of the building and thick black clouds of smoke were soon billowing out.

Later, after nearly three hours, the flames started spreading on to the lower floors creating panic among the flat owners who include several celebrities including from the business and glamour world.

More than two dozen fire-tenders, including sophisticated lifts and cranes, have been deployed to fight the blaze. There were no reports of casualties so far.

Source: IANS

Chakor to go missing in Colors’ Udaan

Udaan (Guroudev Bhalla Productions) on Colors is witnessing a change of dynamics in the relationship Chakor (Meera Deosthale) and Sooraj (Vijayendra Kumeria) share.

The recent episodes showcased how Sooraj is jealous of Chakor’s closeness with Vivaan (Paras Arora). Sooraj assumes them to be more than friends. Chakor and Vivaan were on the hunt for Imli (Vidhi Pandya). As they return home, Vivaan happens to vomit and Chakor’s sudden burst of concern for him makes Sooraj all the more annoyed.

Imli further ignites this distance between the love birds by fooling Chakor into drinking bhang and while she dances with Vivaan in a state of trance, Imli informs Sooraj about them.  In the episodes ahead, an angry Sooraj will get drunk, pass out and will wake up to the news of Chakor going missing.

Yes, Vivaan will inform Sooraj that Chakor has taken Saanvi and decided to move out of home. Vivaan and Sooraj will then take the help of the villagers and Chakor’s father to look for her in order to stop her.

Source: TellyChakkar.com

Sonu Jalan aka Sonu Malad tried to trap and drag aspiring actresses, models into the betting racket: Avantika Gaokar

Bollywood actress Avantika Gaokar who is currently shooting for a film in Lucknow, today made a shocking revelation. Speaking to this reporter over phone from Lucknow, she alleged that flamboyant bookie Sonu Jalan aka Sonu Malad, who has underworld connections with Ravi Pujari and Dawood Ibrahim was fond of socializing with aspiring models and actresses as well as visiting dance and ladies bars and ‘having fun’ with the bar girls. “He loved the good life and was a womanizer,” Gaokar said.

Sonu Jalan was arrested by the Thane Anti Extortion cell (AEC) headed by former encounter specialist PI Pradeep Sharma. His interrogation led to several big Bollywood names popping out. Salman Khan’s brother Arbaaz Khan was already summoned for questioning and he has admitted to betting via Jalan for the last 6 years. He also admitted that he lost about Rs 3 crore in the process and was being threatened and blackmailed by Sonu Jalan and gangster Ravi Pujari.

Also Read: Arbaaz Khan, Parag Sanghvi, etc to be arrested as cops apply MCOCA

Speaking exclusively to IndiaScoops.com, Avantika Gaokar said, “Jalan was fond of flaunting his underworld and Bollywood connections. He had approached me through another Malad-based bookie in 2017 to join his racket, but I had flatly refused. The bookie by the name of Ranjit who worked for Jalan put me on the phone with him. On the phone Jalan told me that many models work for him indirectly as tippers and earn Rs 1-2 lakh per month. He mentioned the names of 2-3 well known upcoming actresses who are working with him. He is involved in every single match, no matter which part of the world it is being played in. He told me one of the actresses was able to purchase a flat in Lokhandwala within 2 years of working with him.

Jalan used the models as honey traps to lure high net worth businessmen. The ‘girls’ were used to trap the businessmen or even do regular ‘business’ with them. The WhatsApp messages, conversations and images were later on used by Jalan and his network for recovery of pending dues, Avantika revealed.

Meanwhile, the investigation into the IPL betting case has taken a new twist, with police saying that they will widen the net in interrogating more people from the film fraternity, a Zee News report suggests.  On Tuesday, the anti-extortion cell of the Thane Crime Branch arrested Jalan, alias Sonu Malad, one of the country’s leading cricket bookies. He was arrested in connection with a betting racket that was busted in Dombivali on May 16.

Also Read3 Bollywood Superstars involved in IPL Betting Racket

Sources are also saying that after Arbaaz, Thane Police may also summon Vindu Dara Singh. Sonu Malad is likely to have told interrogators that he met Vindu twice with his aide Prem Taneja. Taneja is also a bookie who was arrested along with Vindoo by Mumbai Crime Branch in IPL fixing and betting case.

Also Read: Arbaaz Khan to be arrested in Rs 1000 Cr IPL Cricket Betting Racket

In May 2013, Vindu allegedly told the police that he placed bets on Gurunath Meiyappan’s behalf. After his release from jail, 13 days after his arrest, Vindu maintained innocence. However, his summons will probably reveal more in the murky fixing scandal.

Also Read: Bookie threatens Arbaaz Khan, records video: Producer Parag Sanghvi, Murad Khaitan and builder Dilip Ludhani could be arrested

After Sonu Jalan aka Sonu Malad was arrested on Tuesday, he reportedly told the cops that he had befriended Arbaaz Khan, who in turn introduced him to other Bollywood stars.

Also Read: 6 Bollywood stars, 4 Producers and several Hotel & Pub Owners exposed as Arbaaz Khan confesses

Earlier on Friday, Arbaaz Khan was summoned to record his statement by Thane police in connection with betting in the Indian Premier League (IPL). His name reportedly came up while the police were innterrogating bookie Sonu Jalan who was arrested on Tuesday.

Bookie threatens Arbaaz Khan, records video: Arbaaz Khan, Producer Parag Sanghvi, Murad Khaitan and builder Dilip Ludhani could be arrested in IPL betting scam

According to a Hindustan Times report, bookie Sonu Jalan aka Sonu Malad, an SSC failed student, used to sell automobile spare parts. While doing so, he started betting almost 16 years ago. Some former police officers he knew helped him with a few bookies’ numbers and he started working with them. He also used to bet in countries like Pakistan, Afghanistan, Dubai and Sri Lanka.

He came in contact with big bookies connected with the underworld and later Bollywood celebrities interested in betting.

Also Read: 3 Bollywood Superstars involved in IPL Betting Racket

“That’s how he came in contact with Arbaaz Khan five years ago,” said a Thane AEC officer. As per the police, according to Jalan’s statement, the whole transaction was done over word of mouth.

“Khan and Jalan started betting on IPL matches. Khan’s losses and wins were maintained on a blackboard at Jalan’s home. When Khan came to know that Jalan was bragging by taking his name, he demanded the deal be finished off. It was then that Jalan told Khan that he had to pay Rs 2.83 crore. There is a video of Jalan threatening Khan. Khan told the police he did not remember this incident,” he added.

Also Read: 6 Bollywood stars, 4 Producers and several Hotel & Pub Owners exposed as Arbaaz Khan confesses

Top police sources in the Thane Anti Extortion Cell have confirmed to IndiaScoops.com Special Crime Correspondent that Salman Khan’s brother and ex husband of Malaika Arora, actor Arbaaz Khan will be arrested sooner or later in the Rs 1000 crore IPL betting scam.

“We have to arrest him. It is an international crime syndicate controlled by wanted terrorist and underworld don Dawood Ibrahim and his henchmen from Dubai and Pakistan. Arbaaz Khan is not new to the industry. He is not a kid. As a producer and as the brother of Salman Khan, he has traveled all over the world and knows very well how these things work and operate. He is fully aware that the betting racket on such a large scale is controlled by the underworld. He was not betting for a few thousand. His deals ran into crores. So Arbaaz Khan is part of the underworld, organised crime syndicate and we will have to arrest him. We are only waiting to record everyone’s statements. After that there may be 2-3 sensational arrests,” our police source told IndiaScoops.com.

Besides Arbaaz Khan, producer Parag Sanghvi,  producer Murad Khaitan and builder Dilip Ludhani could be arrested by the Thane AEC in the IPL betting scam. Jalan also told the interrogators that Bollywood producer Parag Sanghvi, who is the CEO of a film production-distribution company Alumbra Entertainment and Lotus Film Company,based in Mumbai, was his “partner” in the betting racket, the official said.

Also ReadArbaaz Khan lost Rs 3 crore in IPL cricket betting

According to a report in Zee News, Sonu Jalan had roped in two bar dancers, reportedly called Komal and Gayatri, as partners in the IPL betting syndicate. Police sources claim at least 20 bar girls in Mumbai were working with Jalan to rope in clients. The bar girls would ‘compromise’ with big clients having deep pockets and then recommend Jalan’s name to the clients after tempting them with quick money.

Arbaaz Khan used to be apprehensive about meeting Sonu alone since the latter had a habit of recording and filming every single conversation. Sources told Zee News, Arbaaz found out about this behaviour only two years after meeting the racketeer.

Sonu used to approach clients through high-profile individuals and their contacts. He had over 1200 clients, and he was among 100 others who were all handled by a superior. Police believe that superior’s nickname was Junior Kolkata and he has already left the country.