Holly to Bolly: Guru Randhawa's single Fashion is a smash hit on YouTube and Kanika Kapoor attends Milan Fashion Week

newslide Punjabi singer Guru Randhawa’s new single, Fashion, has racked up almost two million views on YouTube in just five days. The song, which was uploaded on September 20, has been watched more than 1,750,000 times. “My concern has always been to write songs that my audience, my fans are able to identify with.” says […]

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Punjabi singer Guru Randhawa’s new single, Fashion, has racked up almost two million views on YouTube in just five days. The song, which was uploaded on September 20, has been watched more than 1,750,000 times. “My concern has always been to write songs that my audience, my fans are able to identify with.” says Randhawa. “Fashion is another such creation that is based completely on the present day scenario. The song has been beautifully shot in Canada and directed by Baljit Singh Deo. With so many online shopping websites, fashion is now more easily accessible and can be recreated more innovatively.” – IANS

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Kanika Kapoor attends Milan Fashion Week

Singer Kanika Kapoor was spotted in the front row at fashion designer Roberto Cavalli’s show at Milan Fashion Week. The Baby Doll hitmaker also attended a private dinner hosted by Fendi, an exclusive gathering of celebrities and VIPs from the world of fashion. “Milan Fashion Week holds a special place in my heart,” says Kapoor. “It’s not often that Bollywood and European fashion cross paths so closely. It was an honour to meet such fashion influencers at the dinner.” The performer’s schedule in the Italian city also includes Versace and Dolce and Gabbana’s fashion shows, followed by a dinner party hosted by Tod’s. – IANS

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Daniel Radcliffe not keen to revisit Harry Potter

Pottermania show’s no sign of fading anytime soon, thanks to upcoming spin-off film Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them, and hit London play Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, but actor Daniel Radcliffe says he has no interest in a return to his role as the boy wizard. When asked about rumours of a possible movie version of the play, 27-year-old Radcliffe said that he had noy heard about any plans. “Nobody has said anything to me about …revitalising the films, so I don’t know,” he said. “It’s not something I think I’d be interested in – and also if they do it now, I feel they should just cast the people from the play.” Radcliffe was in London to open a three-day festival of films and family activities, including screenings of his two most recent indie movies, Swiss Army Man and Imperium. – Reuters

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Backstreet Boys confirm Las Vegas residency

The Backstreet Boys have confirmed that they will begin a concert residency next year at Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas. The Backstreet Boys: Larger Than Life show will feature group members Nick Carter, Howie Dorough, Brian Littrell, AJ McLean and Kevin Richardson. “We’re going to call the show ‘Larger Than Life‘, and we’re taking that theme and we’re going to run with it,” said Richardson. Littrell said of the show – which is scheduled to run from March to July – that it will be like a typical Backstreet Boys concert “on steroids”. The first performance will be on March 1. Tickets will go on sale on October 1. The event will be held in the same theatre where Britney Spears and Jennifer Lopez performed their Vegas residencies. The Backstreet Boys formed 1993 and their best-known hits include I Want It That Way, As Long as You Love Me and Everybody (Backstreet’s Back). – AP

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Actor killed at home of talk-show host

An actor was found dead at the Los Angeles home of talk-show host George Stroumboulopoulos. The body of Richard Hong, 41, was discovered at the house by officers responding to reports of an early-morning burglary, and reports of a man in a black jacket running away. “Officers were directed to a male, the apparent victim of a homicide,” said a Los Angeles Police Department spokeswoman. The suspect remains free despite a search of the neighbourhood. A coroner’s spokesman said that the victim had sustained a head trauma. Wong had a handful of supporting roles in TV shows and films. Stroumboulopoulos, who is also Canadian, was in New York at the time of the death. “Many of you have seen the reports of a homicide which occurred early this morning in the home I rent in Los Angeles,” he wrote on Twitter on September 23. “I only have a few details but it seems like it was the result of a break in. The victim was a dear friend of mine, who was staying at my place while I was away. I am heart-broken.” He said that he was sending the message from a plane flying to Los Angeles from New York “so I can be with my friends there, who are also devastated”. Stroumboulopoulos, 44, is best known as the host of a Canadian Broadcasting Corporation talk show, George Stroumboulopoulos Tonight. – Reuters

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