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Happy b-day ‘first friend in Mumbai’: SRK to Anil Kapoor

Mumbai : Superstar Shah Rukh Khan, who was last seen on screen in filmmaker Rohit Shetty’s latest release “Dilwale”, says actor Anil Kapoor was his “first friend” here and “will always be there” for him.

SRK also wished the “Dil Dhadakne Do” star, who turned 59 on Thursday and added that the actor will always be 42-years-old for him.

“Happy Birthday to @AnilKapoor, my first friend in Mumbai and I know will always be there till the last. You will always be ’42’ for me. Love you.” SRK tweeted.

Shah Rukh and Anil have worked together in the 1995 film “Trimurti”, which was directed by Mukul Anand.

The film also starred Jackie Shroff, Priya Tendulkar, Mohan Agashe, Saeed Jaffrey and Tinnu Anand among others.

On the silver screen, Anil was last seen in Anees Bazmee’s “Welcome Back”.

SRK will next be seen in Maneesh Sharma’s directorial “Fan”, which is slated to hit the screens on April 15, 2016.

Big B inspiration for ‘Jai Gangaajal’ character: Priyanka Chopra

Actress Priyanka Chopra, who will be seen playing the role of a police officer in director Prakash Jha’s upcoming flm “Jai Gangaajal”, says megastar Amitabh Bachchan is the “inspiration” behind her “angry young woman” character in the film.

The 72-year-old actor, who was labelled as the “angry young man” in Bollywood tweeted: “Prakash Jha and Priyanka, dynamic… ‘Wah Bhaiya kya baat hai… ab toh humlogan pe bhaari pad gaye ho’! (Prakash Jha and Priyanka, dynamic… now you people are overtaking us)

The “Gunday” actress then replied to the “Deewar” star: “Haha… Thank you so much sir… The Inspiration of an angry young woman is all you. @prakashjha27 @SrBachchan.”

“Jai Gangaajal” is slated for a March 4 release next year.


Lata Mangeshkar pays tribute to Mohammed Rafi on birth anniversary

On Mohammed Rafi’s 91st birth anniversary on Thursday, melody queen Lata Mangeshkar has paid tribute to the late legendary playback singer by calling him a “musical magician”.

The 85-year-old singer paid tribute to Rafi, with whom she has sung duets like “Teri bindiya re”, “Jo wada kiya woh” and “Haye re haye”, posted on Twitter: “Namaskar. Aaj suron ke jaadugar Rafi sahab ki jayanti hai. Na aisa gayak hua aur na hoga. Aise mahan kalakar ko main pranam karti hun. Bejod sangeetkar Roshanlal ji ke sangeet mein Rafi sahab ka gaya hua mera ek pasandida geet aap sabke liye.

(Today is the birthday of musical genius Rafi sahab. Neither was there a singer like him, nor there ever will be. I would like to pay tribute to a great artist like him. Sharing a favourite song of mine sung by Rafi Sahab with music by Roshanlal ji.”.”

Along with the tweet, Lata also shared a link of the song “Jo baat tujh mein hai teri tasveer me nahi”.

Rafi, who died on July 31, 1980, is known for famous songs like “Chaudhvin ka chand ho”, “Kya hua tera wada”, “Aadmi musaafir hai” and “Maine poocha chand se”.