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Don't mock #MeToo movement: Honey Irani Don't mock #MeToo movement: Honey Irani

 

Mumbai, Veteran writer Honey Irani, maternal aunt of director Sajid Khan who has been accused of sexual harassment, says it's important not to "mock" the #MeToo movement.

"It's sad that now that women are talking, most people don't listen, and ask why did you not speak up then? Well this is exactly why, when you can't deal with it now, imagine how could you 10 or 15 years back. If you can't support this movement fine, but please don't mock it, the "Kaho Naa... Pyaar Hai" writer tweeted.

Sajid has been named by multiple women for sexual misconduct. The actor-director stepped down as "Housefull 4" director, saying he was doing so "till the time I can allay the allegations and prove the truth"

Haven't got anything without a fight in my life: Kangana Haven't got anything without a fight in my life: Kangana



Mumbai, Actress Kangana Ranaut says she has never got anything in her life without fighting for it, and she would not want her children to live the way she has.

Kangana spoke to the media at the wrap-up party of her film "Manikarnika - The Queen of Jhansi" here on Monday.

Asked whether she feels there are any similarities in Rani Lakshmibai and in her own personality, the actress said: "I think her life was very tragic and she struggled a lot in her life. It's not the kind of life which you will wish for somebody you like or you love at all.

Abhay Deol, Pankaj Kapur's films chosen for South Asian Film Market Abhay Deol, Pankaj Kapur's films chosen for South Asian Film Market


Singapore, Actors Abhay Deol and Pankaj Kapur's films are among the 11 projects chosen for the first edition of the South Asian Film Market (SAFM).

SAFM was launched at the Singapore South Asian International Film Festival on Saturday.

SAFM includes a selection of 11 filmmakers and their projects and gives them an opportunity to showcase them for a jury, which includes producers like Marc Baschet, Shaailesh R. Singh and Saurabh Gupta.

I'm 'nalayak' student, so I take longer: Kapil Sharma on learning from controversies I'm 'nalayak' student, so I take longer: Kapil Sharma on learning from controversies


New Delhi, Kapil Sharma took a break from showbiz after a string of untoward incidents, but he is back in action and is hoping to spread happiness and laughter once again. The actor-comedian says he is a slow learner, but is gradually figuring out how to live in the public eye.

"People have given a lot of love to me. They used to ask me, 'When is your show coming back?' and they asked the same question to the channel (Sony Entertainment Television) as well. And so, the channel told me, 'Let's make a new season'," Kapil told IANS in a candid chat as he sat down to discuss his life choices and marriage.

Give girls a chance at everything- Priyanka Chopra Give girls a chance at everything- Priyanka Chopra



New Delhi, Actress Priyanka Chopra, who features in a Youtube video launched on International Day of the Girl Child on Thursday, says girls must be given a chance to follow their dreams and they will do everything.

The video is aimed at generating awareness around the importance of girls' education in India.

Want to do an action film: Manushi Chhillar Want to do an action film: Manushi Chhillar



Mumbai, Miss World 2017 Manushi Chhillar says if she gets an opportunity to work in the film industry, she would love to do a project in the action space.

"I would like to do an action movie, and in which I am doing the action. I don't want to be a damsel in distress. I want to be a superhero. I would love to do that," Manushi said here on Wednesday at the Big FM radio station when she was present to celebrate women power.

Cinema not a Bible to teach people to be good humans: Gulzar Cinema not a Bible to teach people to be good humans: Gulzar



Mumbai, Veteran writer-filmmaker Gulzar says cinema is not like a Bible which will teach people to be good human beings, but it is rather a mirror which reflects society.

Gulzar was interacting with the media at the launch of Bhavani Iyer's debut novel "Anon" on Tuesday in Mumbai.

The #MeToo movement exploded in India after Tanushree Dutta renewed a decade-old complaint of harassment against Nana Patekar two weeks ago

Have faced harassment in Bollywood and south film world: Amyra Dastur Have faced harassment in Bollywood and south film world: Amyra Dastur


Mumbai, With actress Tanushree Dutta opening the floodgates for the #MeToo movement in India, leading to several celebrated names coming out to speak about their unsavoury experiences, actress Amyra Dastur says she has been a victim of "harassment" at the hands of "men and women" herself. However, she says she doesn't have the guts to name and shame them.


Amyra made her acting debut in Bollywood with "Issaq" in 2013 and was later seen in Hindi films like "Mr. X", "Kaalakaandi" and "Kung Fu Yoga", which was also dubbed in Mandarin and English.

The 25-year-old actress has also featured in Tamil and Telugu movies like "Anegan", "Manasuku Nachindi" and "Raja Gadu".

Sushmita Sen to walk for Bhumika, Jyoti at LMIFW S/S'19 Sushmita Sen to walk for Bhumika, Jyoti at LMIFW S/S'19

New Delhi, Sushmita Sen will add glamour to designer duo Bhumika and Jyoti's debut show at the Lotus Make-Up India Fashion Week on Thursday. The actress says walking the ramp has always been very special to her and takes her down memory lane.

"I'm excited to be walking the ramp for designer duo Bhumika and Jyoti for their Summer Spring 2019 collection. Walking the ramp has always been very special to me and takes me down memory lane," Sushmita said in a statement.

Each girl brings something unique to 'Trip 2': Amyra Each girl brings something unique to 'Trip 2': Amyra


Mumbai, Actress Amyra Dastur describes working with Sapna Pabbi, Mallika Dua and Shweta Tripathi for "Trip 2" as the "best experience". She says each girl in the upcoming series makes the show unique with their different characteristics.

"It was one of the best experiences I have ever had. Sapna and I have known each other since 2014. We were in the same agency together and we had always wanted to work together. Shweta and Mallika were new to me and I really need to give Sapna credit for bringing me into the group. The girls never let me feel as if I was new to the story or to them," Amyra told 

Sonali is embodiment of dignity, strength: Vivek Oberoi Sonali is embodiment of dignity, strength: Vivek Oberoi



Mumbai, Actor Vivek Oberoi says actress Sonali Bendre Behl, his former co-judge of "India's Best Dramebaaz", is an embodiment of dignity and strength.

Vivek on Friday replied to Sonali's emotional video message for "India's Best Dramebaaz" finale. The actor said very few people know how to deal with adversity and pain with a smile, and Sonali, who is currently undergoing treatment for metastatic cancer in New York, is an example.

Ranveer, Deepika dodge wedding date questions Ranveer, Deepika dodge wedding date questions



New Delhi, Actors Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone smartly dodged and laughed away questions surrounding their wedding at a summit here on Friday, quipping how they have been engaged and married several times according to media reports.

The grapevine was abuzz that the two would tie the knot in November, and that preparations were underway. The powerhouse couple made a joint appearance at the 16th Hindustan Times Leadership Summit here when they were asked point blank: "When is the wedding?"

'Sanju', 'Newton' nominated at Australian Academy awards 'Sanju', 'Newton' nominated at Australian Academy awards



Sydney, Indian films "Sanju", "Newton" and "Gali Guleiyan" have been nominated for the Best Asian Film Award at the Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts (AACTA).

The Bollywood movies will be in contention with South Korea's "1987 When The Day Comes", "The Bold, The Corrupt And The Beautiful" from Taiwan, China's "Dying To Survive" and "Youth", Japanese film "Shoplifters" and "Tombiruo" from Malaysia.

I have great synergy with Rochak Kohli: Ayushmann I have great synergy with Rochak Kohli: Ayushmann

 

Mumbai, Actor-singer Ayushmann Khurrana, who has collaborated with Rochak Kohli once again for a new song in "Badhaai Ho", says they are both very much in sync with each other.

Ayushmann has sung soft ballad "Nain na jodeen" with Neha Kakkar for Junglee Pictures' "Badhai Ho", which also features Sanya Malhotra.

In the past, he has worked with Kohli on "Paani da rang" and "Saddi gali", as well as four singles "O heeriye", "Mitti di khusboo", "Yahin hoon main" and "Chan kitthan"

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