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Lhakyila Debuts on Prime Video: Big Girls Don’t Cry



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Calling all fans of heartwarming coming-of-age stories! Prime Video‘s upcoming series “Big Girls Don’t Cry” promises a captivating journey into the lives of a group of young women navigating the complexities of their final year at Vandana Valley, a prestigious all-girls boarding school. The series boasts a strong female presence not just on-screen but behind the scenes as well, with Nitya Mehra serving as the creator and co-director alongside Sudhanshu Saria, Karan Kapadia, and Kopal Naithani.

Big Girls Don’t Cry: A Stellar Cast of Rising Stars

“Big Girls Don’t Cry” boasts a captivating cast, bringing the story of Vandana Valley to life. Here’s a closer look at the talented women portraying the students and faculty:

  • Pooja Bhatt (Principal Anita Verma): A veteran actress and filmmaker, Pooja returns to OTT after Bigg Boss OTT. Drawn to the story’s strength and the character’s defiance, she portrays the strict yet empowering principal, Anita Verma.

  • Avantika Vandanapu (Ludo): Making her OTT debut, Avantika takes on the role of Ludo, the school’s basketball champion harboring a secret. She cherishes the experience of working alongside a talented female crew.

  • Aneet Padda (Roohi): Known for her role in “Salaam Venky,” Aneet portrays the rebellious Roohi. Drawn to coming-of-age stories, she embraces the opportunity to showcase the complexities of adolescence.

  • Dalai (Pluggy): Having appeared in “Made in Heaven” and “Eternally Confused and Eager for Love,” Dalai steps back into her teenage years as Pluggy. She cherishes the memories of filming and the lifelong friendships forged.

  • Vidushi (Kavya): A newcomer, Vidushi portrays Kavya, a scholarship student grappling with fitting in. She connects deeply with Kavya’s journey of self-discovery and finding her place.

  • Lhakyila (JC): Another newcomer, Lhakyila takes on the role of JC, a royal family member who finds solace in her friends, especially Roohi. Stepping into JC’s shoes has been a transformative experience for her.

  • Afrah Sayed (Noor): After “Rana Naidu,” Afrah portrays the ambitious and focused school captain, Noor. Having dreamt of being part of this show since 2020, she brings a relatable character to life.

  • Akshita Sood (Dia): Making her acting debut, Akshita embodies Dia, a character who teaches her the value of authenticity and following her dreams. The experience fostered a strong bond with her fellow cast members.

Why You Should Watch Big Girls Don’t Cry

This series is more than just a school drama. It’s a celebration of female friendships, a reflection on self-discovery during a crucial stage of life, and a portrayal of young women overcoming challenges and forging their own paths.  It sheds light on the underrepresented world of girls’ boarding schools in India, offering a unique coming-of-age story. The series explores themes of overcoming gender bias, finding self-worth, and achieving dreams, making it a potential source of inspiration for young viewers. Both in front of and behind the camera, “Big Girls Don’t Cry” empowers women in the entertainment industry. And most of all, a group of promising young actors brings the characters to life, ensuring an engaging and relatable viewing experience.


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Watch out for Lhakyila!

While the entire cast of the show is promising, we’re excited for Lhakyila’s debut on Indian screens. A popular social media influencer from Nepal, Tenzin Lhakyila has 240k followers on Instagram and 146k subscribers on YouTube. Having started her vlogs at the young age of 13, this Tibetan girl is especially known for her high-on-wit and humor content. With such little representation from the Tibetan community in Bollywood, we’re quite looking forward to seeing her shine in her role as JC in BGDC!

Don’t miss “Big Girls Don’t Cry,” premiering on Prime Video on March 14, 2024!

Wielding a keyboard for a katana for 11+ years, Anusuya is a content samurai by day, slaying mediocrity with creativity. This Calcutta-born and Bengaluru-raised girl spent her formative years in boarding school, reading Enid Blyton under the covers. Her tourism degree makes her a travel writing wiz, but Anusuya loves crafting compelling content across all realms; social media posts that pop to website copy that sells. When she's not hunched over her laptop, you'll find her creating Pinterest boards for her next vacation or binge-watching Asian dramas.


National Brother’s Day: Meet Creators Who Are Doting Brothers!



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National Brother’s Day is celebrated on 24th May of every year. It is a day dedicated to rejoice in the bond between brothers and the role they play in our lives. Like any familial relationship, a brother’s love is also unconditional. While brothers may compete and tease each other, they stand by each other through thick and thin, celebrate successes, and provide comfort during tough times. Unlike many other relationships that may come and go, the bond between brothers is lifelong. Even as they grow older and pursue separate paths in life, the connection remains strong. Overall, a brother’s love is a special and irreplaceable aspect of many people’s lives, offering companionship, understanding, and a sense of belonging.

On the special occasion of National Brother’s Day, let’s take a look at the list of popular creators who are also doting brothers. They play an important role in their siblings’ lives and aptly fit the tag of ‘Bade Bhaiya’.

Zaid Darbar  

Content creator and choreographer, son of renowned music director Ismail Darbar, Zaid Darbar is a doting brother to young sibling Awez Darbar. The duo, who are known for their dance moves, run a dancing academy in Mumbai called ‘B You’. Zaid, husband of actress Gauahar Khan, comes across as one of those brothers who are quite affectionate and protective toward their younger ones.

Awez Darbar

Well, the way Zaid is for Awez, similarly Awez’s love for his sister Aman Darbar is unconditional. The brother-sister duo is irreparable. Awez, who is known for his down-to-earth and soft-spoken nature, shares a friend-like bond with Anam. Awez and Anam both are social media sensations and are famous for their engaging content.   

Abhishek Malhan

Bigg Boss OTT 2 Abhishek Malhan aka Fukra Insaan and his elder sibling Nishchay Malhan aka Triggered Insaan are quite popular YouTubers. Abhishek may be a ‘Chote bhaiya’ but comes across as more of a friend to Nishchay. They are together through thick and thin and are always there for each other.

Ayaan Zubair

Ayaan may be a younger brother to sister and actress Jannat Zubair but is quite protective and caring towards her. He has also walked in her sister’s footsteps and has made a big name in the television industry and social media. The brother-sister duo makes some amazing and relatable content on social media. Their Instagram photos are proof of their close bond and we love how Ayaan is always on Jannat’s side, like an ideal brother.

Vishnu Kaushal

Vishnu Kaushal and his brother Govind are known for making hilarious content that is loved by netizens and even Bollywood stars. Oftentimes being in the same field may lead to disagreement but they are always in sync and a perfect brother. In their case, it’s difficult to say who is more protective towards each other and who plays the role of ‘ideal brother’.

Ashish Chanchlani

Popular YouTube personality and content creator Ashish Chanchlani has a younger sister named Muskan who is a fashion content creator. Ashish and Muskan are one of those brother-sister duo who love unconditionally but also fight for pity things. However, Ashish comes across as a pillar of strength for his sister.

Keep up the same bonhomie guys!

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5 Fashion Stylists To Follow On Instagram



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A stylist is a professional who curates looks for another person or a brand. They play a very crucial role as they are responsible for all aspects of a person’s visual aesthetic. Their job is to
create a wardrobe plan that includes key pieces and accessories, ensuring versatility and cohesiveness. Fashion stylists are in high demand by clothing brands and retailers to create visual merchandising displays, style mannequins, and curate outfits for store displays. However, appointing a fashion stylist may burn a hole in your pocket.But what if we tell you that you can achieve all the tips and tricks related to fashion and style free of cost?Well, there is a list of fashion stylists who are using social media platforms effectively to enhance your knowledge of fashion.Furthermore The Reel Stars listing down a few female fashion stylists who regularly upload videos on Instagram to help people understand choice outfits according to their preferences, body types, and lifestyles, making them look and feel their best.

Ishita Saluja

Ishita Saluja, in a very short period, has earned a massive fan following on Instagram. She regularly posts outfit ideas, clothing hacks, and fashion tips which are game changers. She has 1 million followers on her Instagram, becoming one of the most followed fashion stylists on social media. We believe she can be your fashion saviour.

Jainee Gandhi

Jainee is a Certified Image Professional (CIP) from The Association of Image Consultants International (AICI) and has been working as a style curator, highly featured image consultant, and sustainable style advocate for over 10 years now. She has 225K followers on Instagram and often uploads videos where one can take tips on styling to boost body confidence and stand out in a crowd.

Tanistha Basu

Tanistha is one confident woman who never goes wrong with her tips and recommendations. However She has nearly 171k followers on Instagram where she regularly shares her fashion hacks and tips on matching colours and style mistakes that are “ruining” your outfits. She lives in Bangalore and is a MBA Finance graduate who found passion in the world of fashion.

Ria Dixit

However Ria’s guidelines can redefine your look in a way that flatters your body shape and reflects your personality. Furthermore You need guidance with your professional image, sprucing-up of your weekend wear, or a complete wardrobe makeover Ria’s Instagram account has got it all.

Moushumi Khara

However Moushumi is a fashion stylist who has a constant tab on current trends suggests mix- clothing items to create stylish outfits. Furthermore She engages with her followers by responding to their comments and questions. Following her social media account can provide great inspiration and insight into the world of high fashion and styling.

Well, we hope these fashion divas are now your saviour and help you notch your fashion quotient higher!

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Anveet Kaur And Shantanu Maheshwari Unveil First Look Of Their Film ‘Love In Vietnam’ At Cannes



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Look forward to a fresh new Jodi as heartthrobs Avneet Kaur and Shantanu Maheshwari come together for the first time for an upcoming international film. The entertainment industries of India and Vietnam have joined hands, marking the dawn of a new era in cinematic collaboration.

The film is helmed by talented director-turned-producer Omung Kumar, joined by Director-Producer Rahhat Shah Kazmi, internationally acclaimed festival curator Captain Rahul Bali, and Abhishek Ankur.

Apart from Shantanu Maheshwari and Avneet Kaur, the film also stars Vietnamese actress Kha Ngan. The film, titled Love In Vietnam is based on the bestseller Madonna In A Fur Coat.

The excitement reached a crescendo as the first look poster of Love In Vietnam was unveiled at the prestigious Cannes Film Festival 2024. The event was graced by the presence of lead actors Shantanu Maheshwari and Avneet Kaur, director-producer Rahhat Shah Kazmi, producer Captain Rahul Bali, and co-producers Tariq Khan and Zeba Sajid.

Taking to Instagram, Avneet also shared the first look of the film with her fans on social media. “Proud to launch the first look of ‘#LovelnVietnam’ at Cannes! This is the first India-Vietnam collaboration and I couldn’t be happier sharing this with you all,” she wrote.

Take a look!

Shantanu too shared the same posters of the film on his Instagram account and wrote, ”Thrilled to unveil the first look of our film #LoveInVietnam at Cannes! I’m excited to finally be able to share this, our groundbreaking India-Vietnam collaboration!”

Avneet Kaur was a part of the popular movie Mardaani and made her big Bollywood debut as a lead actress in Tiku Weds Sheru opposite Nawazuddin Siddiqui.

Meanwhile, Shantanu was last seen in Netflix’s vampire drama titled Tooth Pari: When Love Bites. He also featured in Alia Bhatt-starrer Gangubai Kathiawadi, which was directed by ace filmmaker Sanjay Leela Bhansali.

We are sure fans cannot hold the excitement to see the duo on their screens!

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