Sunny learnt about Diwali and here are some photos

After becoming the Bollywood actress, Sunny is more connected to Indian tradition and culture. She wears decent clothes and celebrated the festivals. On the occasion of Diwali, Sunny posted some photos of hers enjoying the festival of lights.

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Sunny admitted that she learned a lot about Diwali, Bollywood and Indian people in her last trip to India. Here’s the quote:

I learned a lot in this last trip about India, Diwali, the Bollywood industry and the people. Sad to leave more this trip then any other.

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Veena Malik celebrated Diwali in Hyderbad

This was the second Diwali of Bollywood bombshell, Veena Malik, in India. On Diwali, Veena was in the residence of the director, Rama Rao, of her upcoming Telugu movie ‘Nagna Satyam’, in Hyderabad.

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On the occasion, Veena said, "Diwali is a festival of light and color and I am very happy to celebrate Diwali with Rama Raoji." Veen added, she likes lighting diyas, bursting crackers, sparklers and rockets on the festival. On Diwali, Veena also worshiped goddess Laxmi and performed Lakshmi Puja for wealth and success.

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Fatima Affandi and Kanwar Arsalan to marry on November 17

Model and play actress Fatima Afandi and actor Kanwar Arsalan are getting married on November 17, 2012. Fatima and Kanwar were engaged for a long time and had done some projects together. The first play the duo appeared together was "Larkiyan Muhallay ki".

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Model and actress Fatima Afandi is famous in Pakistan and is known for her roles in ‘Chal Jhooti’ amd ‘Pul Sirat’.

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Veena Mallik to set a world record of kissing ?

One of the most controversial actress and model, Veena Mallik is going to make a world record of kissing in a movie. Veena, currently doing a movie named ‘The City That Never Sleeps’, says that kiss is an essential part of human life and she has got a very good experience while shooting for the movie.

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The movie ‘The City That Never Sleeps’ is directed by Haroon Rashid and produced by Satish Reddy. As Veena tops in the most number of on-screen kisses, Priyanka Chopra is placed in the second and Kareena Kapoor in the third position.

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Shabana, Taliban victim for dancing

Notethis is related to the incident of 2009, January.

Shabana was one of Pakistan’s celebrated dancers and singer from Mingora, Swat Valley, Pakistan. Shabana was traditional dancer and trainer of other dancers in the city. She was reportedly warned by local Taliban leaders to stop dancing and trainings. But she ignored their warnings and had to pay the price.

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She was shot and killed by the Pakistani Taliban in January 2009, accusing her to be un-Islamic. The dead body of Shabana was found on the ground covered with some currency notes, CDs of her dance performances and some pictures from her photo album. The scene was created to send the message that she was killed for dancing. After the killing a local Taliban commander, Maulana Shah Dauran, warning in a FM radio message that his men had killed Sabana and any other girls found performing in the city’s Banr Bazaar will also be killed.

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8 forms of Indian classical dances

bharatanatyamIndian classical dance is an umbrella term to represent various dance art forms termed Natya. Hindu musical dances can be traced as back as 400 BC when Bharata Muni started the Natya Shastra.

Eight Indian dance styles are defined by Sangeet Natak Akademi (The National Academy for Music, Dance and Drama) setup by the Government of India.

  1. Bharatanatyam (Originated in Tamil Nadu)
  2. Kathak (Originated in Uttar Pradesh)
  3. Kathakali (Originated in Kerala)
  4. Kuchipudi (Originated in Andhra Pradesh)
  5. Manipuri (Originated in Manipur)
  6. Mohiniyattam (Originated in Kerala)
  7. Odissi (Originated in Orissa)
  8. Sattriya (Originated in Assam)

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What is Belly Dance ?

The word "Belly Dance" is made-up in the western world to represent the traditional West Asian dance called ‘Raqa Sharqi’ in Arabic. ‘Raqa Sharqi’ translates into eastern/oriental dancing. This dance involves every part of body, not only the belly. To make it more attractive, the most featured body part is usually the hips. Belly dance is usually performed by women but there are some varieties like cane dance that are performed by male dancers.

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These days belly dance performed in restaurants and cabarets around the world. It is more commonly performed by female dancers but is also sometimes danced by men. It is a solo improvisational dance, although students often perform choreographed dances in a group.

Another form of belly dance, known in Arabic as ‘Raqs baladi’ literally means "local dancing", or "folk" dance. This type of dance is danced socially by men and women during festive occasion like weddings. In some parts of Arabic world, especially in Egypt, Raqs sharqi generally means belly dancing.

In the western world, belly dance was made popularized during the romantic movement of 18th and 19th century.  At that time dancers from Middle Eastern countries used to be invited to perform at various World’s Fairs and the dances were used as a tool to draw huge crowds.

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Priyanka and John to reprise Amitabh and Rekha in SAW

Although Miss India and Miss World of 2000, Priyanka Chopra, has yet to public admit on doing the item number in ‘Shootout At Wadala’ (SAW), new rumors have been going on recently. In a latest rumor, Priyanka and John Abraham are said to be reprising a number of Rekha and Amitabh Bachchan classics in the item/mujra songs they will be featured in. Mujra dance in ‘Muqaddar Ka Sikandar’ (1978), ‘Salaam-E-Ishq…’ featuring Rekha and Amitabh was one of the super-hit songs of that time.

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Although Priyanka had done some hot desi dances in 2008 movie ‘Dostana’ and in ‘Agneepath’, the murja dance will be the first item dance in her filmy career.

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Priyanka Chopra joins the Mujra bandwagon

It’s no secret, Mujra is the new item number in Bollywood (we even called it Bellywood). Apart from vamp actresses of the past, Rekha is the first mainstream actress to do it right in Bollywood movies. Aishwarya Rai, Shilpa Shetty and Kareena Kapoor, now it is the turn of Priyanka Chopra to do hot Mujra numbers.

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Last month, we talked about a buzz about Priyanka Chopra to be featured as an item girl in Sanjay Gupta’s crime thriller ‘Shootout At Wadala’ (SAW) and the buzz looks like to be a reality.

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