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Actor Purab Kohli is the ambassador for ‘Operation Black Dot’, launched at Mumbai University last month. Targeted at college-goers and youth, the campaign aims at ensuring 100 percent voter registration and educating them about the political system. “I think it’s time for young India to come out and be vocal... I don’t mean just by writing about it on social networking platforms. They should take that one crucial step of coming out and voting,” says Purab.

A quiet Holi

Amitabh Bachchan was elated that this year Holi coincided with his daughter Shweta Nanda’s 40th birthday. The Bachchans didn’t want to have grand celebrations for Holi owing to passing away of distant relatives and instead chose to spend a quiet day with Shweta.

A fan club for Ilayaraja

Composer Karthik Raja will be launching a fan club for his father and maestro Illayaraja on April 5. The club will roll out a weekly magazine called Isaignani on the legendary composer and will take part in social activities. “This will be a fan club with a difference, reach out to the audience and take part in social activities,” says Karthik.

Meera wants to play a baddie

Priyanka Chopra’s cousin Meera Chopra, who is foraying into Hindi films with the forthcoming comedy Gang Of Ghosts, says she is eager to play negative roles and cites the example of roles Priyanka portrayed in Aitraaz and 7 Khoon Maaf . “Roles with grey shades are interesting,” she says. “If I get an opportunity, I will sign such a role with no second thoughts,” she adds.

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