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Lockdowns eased, top car makers ramp up production to meet rising demand – The Economic Times

Top car makers in India are revving up production to satisfy socially distanced customersLast week, Maruti Suzuki added a second shift at both Gurgaon and Manesar plants, while Hyundai, which was already operating two shifts to meet domestic and export obligations, is considering a third shift in the coming weeks. Maruti Suzuki has been running an extended shift of 10 hours at both plants to deliver more in the era of social distancing. Source link ...

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View: Covid-19 mitigation must be planned to minimise collateral damage – The Economic Times

The effects of Covid-19 are highly skewed across age groups: the aged are the most vulnerable; children and youth are the least. The effects of lockdowns are also skewed: the aged and the retired are the least affected; nonelderly adults, youth and children are the most. Lockdown will not affect the incomes of the aged who have already retired; it may affect their wealth. Source link ...

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Another crew member of Bhabhiji Ghar Par Hain tests positive for Coronavirus : Bollywood News – Bollywood Hungama

The shoot for Bhabhiji Ghar Par Hain had only recently begun and the show has hit a couple of roadblocks already. The crew members’ have been reduced to a mere crowd of 40 people on the sets as a precautionary measure and have been asked to wear protective gear at all times. However, the number of cases haven’t reduced in Mumbai so far. Only recently, Saumya Tandon’s personal hair stylist had tested positive for Coronavirus and the actress was asked to take a break from work to ensure her safety. The word is, that another crew member has reported to be Coronavirus positive. The man goes by the name Gopal and is a part of Saumya’s make-up team. He has been taken away for quarantine and is being given the required treatment. Shooting new episodes is going to be a little more diffic...

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Sonu Sood to share his experience of helping migrants reach home during the COVID lockdown through a book : Bollywood News – Bollywood Hungama

From the past few months, actor Sonu Sood has been at the forefront in helping people during the lockdown. He has been sending migrant labourers home by arranging transportation for them. Now, the actor is all set to come up with a book recounting his experience of helping migrant workers reach their hometowns during the COVID lockdown. Talking about his experience to a news agency, Sood said that the past three and half months have been a life changing experience, living with the migrants for 16 to 18 hours a day and sharing their pain. He said that it is the smile and tears of happiness in the eyes of the migrants when they leave for their hometown that encourages him to continue doing this. Sonu Sood further said that while his heart beats in Mumbai after this movement he feel...

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Shrenu Parikh of Ishqbaaz fame tests positive for Coronavirus : Bollywood News – Bollywood Hungama

Last seen in Ishqbaaz as Gauri, Shrenu Parikh, had been away from social media for a while now. After making her return from the impromptu detox, Shrenu Parikh has announced that she has been tested COVID-19 positive. The condition in the pandemic is only getting worse by each passing day and despite the precautions being maintained, the cases of COVID-19 positive patients are on an all-time rise. Shrenu is currently admitted at a hospital in Vadodra, Gujarat. Shrenu posted a note on Instagram that reads, “Hey everyone been away for a while but the bugger hasn’t spared me… was found COVID positive a few days ago, and I’m not recovering at the hospital! Keep me and my family in your prayers! And I’m thankful to all the corona warriors who treat the patients compassionately during t...

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Ajay Devgn to kick off Indra Kumar’s comedy Thank God in September : Bollywood News – Bollywood Hungama

It seems like most films will resume production from the months of August and September. Ajay Devgn has three priority projects that he needs to complete - the pending shoot of Maidaan, Kaithi remake, and Chanakya. Meanwhile, he also has Indra Kumar's comedy Thank God starring alongside Sidharth Malhotra and Rakul Preet Singh. It seems like he will kick off Thank God first in September. As per reports, the first schedule will be set in Mumbai keeping the safety guidelines in check. A big chunk of the film will be shot in the United Kingdom. But the makers will work on the foreign schedule once the international travel restrictions are lifted. The film was supposed to begin on April 10 but was delayed. Ajay Devgn will play the role of a middle-aged man who gets another chance at l...

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Tiger Shroff takes singing seriously during lockdown; may sing for Heropanti 2 : Bollywood News – Bollywood Hungama

Joining Salman Khan, Alia Bhatt and other singing stars soon will be Tiger Shroff. Tiger has used quarantine time to sharpen his singing skills. His father Jackie Shroff too is an ardent music buff. The senior Shroff enjoys singing the songs of Dev Anand. Says Tiger, “During this lockdown I’ve been enjoying singing a lot, so I have been working on a project along those lines.” In all likelihood Tiger may sing for his next film Heropanti 2 which he starts shooting after the lockdown. In the meanwhile, how is Tiger Shroff coping with the lockdown? “I’ve been coping by channelizing all my energy into exercising and meditation. I shifted some equipment from my gym to my house. So that’s been a life saver. I continued to work-out from home during the lockdown.” What has this phase ta...

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Salman Khan to begin Bigg Boss 14 in September, finds potential candidates : Bollywood News – Bollywood Hungama

Salman Khan is currently at his Panvel farmhouse in self-quarantine with some of his family members and friends. Amid this, the actor will reportedly get back to work in August and has been also busy working on promos for Bigg Boss 14. There have been reports that state that the show might have a lockdown connection. Meanwhile, the makers probably will kick off Bigg Boss 14 in the next two months. The actor, who has been hosting since season 4, is set for the 14th season. Interestingly, talks are on with many celebrities to join the show including Naagin 4's Nia Sharma, Vivian Dsena, and Adhyayan Suman. If the reports are anything to go by, these three actors have been reportedly approached to join the show. Nia Sharma became popular on Television with her role in Ek Hazaaron Me...

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“Everyone at Zoya Akhtar’s has tested negative”, says Shabana Azmi : Bollywood News – Bollywood Hungama

There was a spot of panic when a BMC poster quarantining the Akhtars’ residence where Javed Akhtar’s daughter lives with her mother Honey Irani, showed up on the residence’s wall. However Zoya’s stepmother Shabana Azmi now informs, “All clear, Everyone including Zoya in the house has tested negative for the virus.” A panic situation prevailed at the Akhtars’ residence (where Farhan too lived until he moved out some years ago) when their nextdoor neighbour Rekha’s bungalow was sealed. Says a source, “The Akhtars’ residence and Rekha’s bunglow share the same boundary wall. When Rekha’s watchman got the Virus, Zoya’s watchman got it too. But all is safe inside both the bunglows. Both Rekha and Zoya are doing fine.” The source further adds that Zoya is currently scripting the second se...

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REVEALED: These films are expected to be announced for direct release on Netflix on July 16! : Bollywood News – Bollywood Hungama

With the Coronavirus cases increasing day by day, the chances of cinema halls opening anytime soon also appear slim. Though the exhibitors are putting up pressure and inside reports state that theatres should start next month or latest by September, the Bollywood filmmakers, it seems, have lost patience. A couple of weeks back, the exhibitors got a jolt when as many as 7 films were announced as direct-to-OTT release, on Disney+ Hotstar. And now, they are in for a far bigger shock. The worldwide streaming giant Netflix is now all set to release its list of Bollywood films, which were originally supposed to release in cinemas, but will now arrive straightaway on their platform. The announcement is expected to be made on July 16, that is, two days from now. Bollywood Hungama has exclus...

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