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Salman supports 18 International Childrens Film Festival India

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The 18th International Children’s Film Festival India (ICFFI), popularly known as The Golden Elephant, organized by the Children’s Film Society India (CFSI) has found a strong supporter in none other than Salman Khan.

CFSI approached Salman Khan to schedule an appearance at the upcoming children’s festival to be held in Hyderabad. His team corresponded promptly and said that Salman was busy shooting a film and would not be able to attend it. To compensate for his absence, he offered to associate with the festival by recording an audio-visual clip and promoting the 18th edition of The Golden Elephant on his social networking pages on Facebook and Twitter which have millions of followers.

The clip which has Salman Khan talking about his love for children and his favourite children’s films will be used during the promotional activities for the festival. Salman also congratulated the CFSI team for promoting the cause of educative entertainment made for children and organizing the largest children’s film festival in Asia.

“We are very grateful to Mr. Khan for lending his support to the 18 Golden Elephant. His voice will help us to reach out to the maximum number of children because they adore him.” says the Chairman CFSI, Amole Gupte.

“Salman was our obvious choice for a simple reason that children love him. Unfortunately, he won’t be able to come for the 18 ICFFI due to his prior work commitments but he is kind enough to shoot a promotional AV for 18 ICFFI. We will play it at the festival,” Dr.Shravan Kumar, Festival Director and CEO, CFSI.

The 18th International Children’s Film Festival India will be held in Hyderabad from November 14, (Children’s Day) to November 20, 2013. The festival will showcase more than 200 movies from over 45 countries. Over 1.5 lakh child delegates from across the nation will be hosted at the festival.

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Jiah Khan case to be re-opened

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The last we heard on the death of Jiah Khan was that her mother Rabia Khan had petitioned the Bombay High Court to launch a CBI probe into the death of her daughter. She requested this citing that her daughter’s death wasn’t a suicide but in fact a murder.

Now we hear that the Bombay High Court has issued a directive to the police to register Rabia’s statement following which an investigation will be launched. The said statement will be recorded at the Juhu police station on October 26, where the initial case was filed.

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SRK helps light-mans daughter go back to school

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The King Khan of Bollywood believes in doing a good deed with his right hand while not letting his left hand know about it. A recent addition to his philanthropy is providing financial aid to a 5-year old daughter of a light-man.

Mohammed Azaz Shaikh has been a light-man in Bollywood for the last 12 years and also a freelancer for Balaji Telefilms till the start of 2013. After his marriage to Zarina Parveen and having two kids, son Sohail who is eight-years-old and daughter Nisha who is a five, the family was going through a difficult time and Mohammed had to take up odd jobs as a means of earning his daily bread, later things got worse and being unable to pay the fees on time, he was forced discontinue his daughter’s education.

It was luck by chance when Zarina participated in ‘Lux Chennai Express Contest’ and was declared as the winner. Shaikh’s wife met SRK on Saturday October 19, at a function held at a hotel in Mumbai. Parveen not only got an opportunity to enact the legendary train scene with King Khan but after finding out about her family’s condition, SRK called her backstage and offered help by sponsoring her daughter’s education.

A reporter saw a person from SRK’s office take down the complete address and telephone details of the couple. To Parveen, it all seemed like a dream.

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Lisa Haydon signed up for Vikas Bahls Queen

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Even though Aisha remained a Sonam Kapoor film throughout, there was one person who made her presence felt in the flick. And that person was none other than the model-turned-actress Lisa Haydon.

Now, the news is that the actress has been signed to be a part of Vikas Bahl’s Queen in which Kangna Ranaut plays the lead role.

Talking about her role, Haydon said that her character brings a huge change in the journey of Kangna’s character in the film.

Queen, which is being produced by Viacom 18 Motion Pictures & Phantom Films, also stars Rajkumar Yadav.

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Aditya Roy Kapur signed up for Fitoor

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Aditya Roy Kapur, the dude who became an overnight star with the smash hit film Aashiqui 2, is in real demand these days.

The latest update on Aditya is that he has been signed up for Abhishek Kapoor’s film Fitoor, wherein Katrina Kaif will be playing his romantic interest. Talking about the same, Abhishek said that he has always invested in new and emerging talent and that he is really delighted to have Aditya Roy Kapur on board.

Fitoor will go on floor in March next year and will be shot in Kashmir and London.

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