Bollywood actor Sonu Sood, well-known for helping the needy during the COVID-19 pandemic, is in news once again for his philanthropic activities. As per a report, Sonu has mortgage eight of his properties in Mumbai’s Juhu to raise Rs 10 crore for the needy. The properties reportedly include two shops and six flats.
Money Control claimed that it had accessed the documents related to the mortgage while reporting that the agreement was signed on September 15 and was registered on November 24. The properties are reportedly in a building located along AB Nayar Road near Iskcon Temple in Mumbai.
Money Control quoted Ritesh Mehta, Senior Director & Head ? West India, Residential Services, JLL India as saying: Such a philanthropic gesture is unheard of. While these premium properties will continue to be owned by the actor and his wife and would continue to receive a monthly rental, they may have to pay interest and principal against the Rs 10 crore loan.
During COVID-19 lockdown in India, Sood helped thousands of migrant workers to reach home who were stuck due to the non-availability of public transportation. He received praise from across the country for his generous gestures.
Sonu Sood has always believed in helping the underprivileged and the needy. He never asks for publicity when doing good to the people. He wanted to help the people who have been affected the most by this pandemic, a source close to Sonu had said.
Nagpur girl Sanna Suri bags role in Rajnikanth, Aishwarya Rai starrer film ‘Jailer’
Actor Sanna Suri bagged a role in megastar Rajnikanth and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan starrer Tamil film ‘Jailer.’ The movie, backed by Sun Pictures, went on floors in August this year. The film that marks Sanna’s debut would hit the theatres next year.
Sanna, who hails from Nagpur, will be seen essaying the role of a police officer named ‘Preeti’ and Rajnikanth’s daughter in the film. While Nelson Dilipkumar co-wrote the script for the action-drama film, filmmaker Anirudh has provided the music for the same.
Sanna Suri in the past has won Miss Maharashtra 2007 and Femina Style Diva beauty pageant titles and has also appeared in Ashok Chakra – Tribute to Real Heroes – a documentary on 26/11 terrorist attack in Mumbai. Besides, Sanna will also be seen in a biopic of Jaswant Singh Khalra titled ‘Shaheed.’
When Lata Mangeshkar got offended by Dilip Kumar and didn’t speak to him for 13 years
Nightingale of India, late Lata Mangeshkar and legendary actor late Dilip Kumar were known to share a special bond. So much so that the Queen of Melody would also tie rakhi to the latter. She was among the close ones who visited the late actor during his last days. But do you know the reason why their relation had gone sour, as a result of which they did not speak for 13 long years?
The story dates back to the time when Lata Mangeshkar was to sing ‘Laagin Naahi Chhute’ for the film Musafir, in 1957. At that time, Kumar told music composer Anil Biswas, “The Urdu of Marathis (Maharashtrians) is like dal and rice.” This offended the veteran singer, after which she decided to hone her Urdu speaking skills.
After 13 years when they met in 1970, the veteran singer remarked, “You know, Yusuf saab, I’d always heard you loathed me for being one up on you while recording the Laagi Naahin Chhute Rama duet with you in Musafir. But I only sang the way I can’t help singing any number.”
To this, Kumar gleefully asserted, “It’s precisely because you can’t help singing the way you do that my family and I adore you! How possibly could I loathe a voice so heavenly!”
On February 6, 2022, due to COVID-induced prolonged illness, the illustrious singer passed away in Mumbai.
— Lata Mangeshkar (@mangeshkarlata) July 7, 2021
‘The energy in Nagpur is infectious,’ says Kartik Aaryan
Bollywood actor Kartik Aaryan was highly elated on his very first visit to Nagpur. In a tête-à-tête with Nation Next few years back, he expressed that he felt like he already belonged to the city and wishes to come back again and again. Watch the video below: