Actor Tahir Raj Bhasin has organised a special screening of his latest release “Force 2” on Sunday for 150 members of the Indian Defence forces in New Delhi.

An Air Force officer’s son, Tahir feels that the film’s concept and theme will resonate with Army and Air Force personnel, and he wanted to host this screening as a special gesture.

He said: “I have always been a proud defence kid. And in ‘Force 2’, my character is deeply patriotic at some level and has felt the pain of losing a loved one in defence of the nation’s security. It’s an action thriller, so I thought it’s a great way to treat a few members of the defence forces with this screening.”

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Vidya Balan calls husband Siddharth ‘Zampano’

Actress Vidya Balan, who has been married to producer Siddharth Roy Kapur for almost four years, says she calls her husband Zampano, a character from the Italian film “La Strada”.

Asked how has she saved husband Siddharth’s name on her phone, Vidya said: “I keep changing the name for Siddharth in my phone. I don’t keep names like Jaanu, baby, hubby and all.”

The “Parineeta” actress says she instead picks names from film’s they’ve last seen.

“Invariably, I take names from films we’ve just last seen,” Vidya said on the second season of Zoom channel’s “Yaar Mera Superstar”.

On being asked what was the last movie they saw together, Vidya said: “It was an Italian film named ‘La Strada’ and the character’s name is ‘Zampano’, so temporarily that’s how Siddharth name is saved and I keep teasing him Zampa‚Ķano.”

The National Award winning actress is gearing up for the release of her upcoming film “Kahaani 2”, the second instalment from the “Kahaani” franchise.

Directed by Sujoy Ghosh, “Kahaani 2” also features Arjun Rampal and is set to release on December 2.

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Big B’s “Pukar” completes 33 years

Megastar Amitabh Bachchan starrer film “Pukar” clocked 33 years since its release in the Hindi film industry.

Amitabh on Thursday tweeted: “33 years of ‘Pukar’…’bach ke rehna re baaba'”.

The 1983 film, directed by Ramesh Behl, also stars Randhir Kapoor, Zeenat Aman and Tina Munim. It is a movie about freedom fighters trying to liberate Goa from the Portuguese.

Amitabh, who has been part of the industry for over four decades, will next be seen in the upcoming film “Thug”, which also stars Aamir Khan.

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