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Feminism is a fight for Humanity, says Hrithik Roshan on World Human Rights Day

via Bollywood Hungama http://ift.tt/2AOlbNm The World Human Rights Day was celebrated on December 10 throughout the world. Our Bollywood fraternity was not left behind and wrote some great messages on this special day on their social media handles. However, the tweet by Hrithik Roshan stood out.On December 10, Hrithik Roshan celebrated Human Rights Day by giving his support to the feminists online. Through his tweet, he said that feminism shouldn’t be seen as something that’s against any particular gender and that it’s the need of the hour. His complete tweet read, “Feminism is inclusive. It includes men by way of not demanding but commanding equality. It’s about recognition of an individual’s worth regardless of gender, based on merit. In that sense feminism is a fight for Humanity & so not a word to scare from”. Interestingly, Hrithik Roshan was criticized by a section of feminists when his row with Kangana Ranaut erupted earlier this year. The superstar’s alleged actions and th…

Kangana Ranaut takes a dig at Hrithik Roshan again?

via bollywood http://ift.tt/2AadVKO Kangana Ranaut refuses to let go of the Hrithik Roshan episode. She was at an event recently and did not leave an opportunity to take a dig at Hrithik. She reportedly said, "When my sister (Rangoli) was studying, she faced an acid attack from a student.
Kangana Ranaut and Hrithik RoshanNow, when I am in a professional environment, a superstar is trying to put me behind bars. So, this is common in our society." On being asked to comment on the Padmavati controversy, the actor said, "It is wrong, but not surprising. We should not attack individuals, we should attack patriarchy and chauvinism." Was this also meant for a certain someone?Catch up on all the latest entertainment news and gossip here.Download the new mid-day Android and iOS apps to get updates on all the latest and trending stories on the go

This is what Kangana Ranaut is doing in her downtime

via filmfares http://ift.tt/2BmVxCT As we all know, Kangana Ranaut has severely injured herself on the sets of her upcoming film Manikarnika.  The film is a biopic on one of the greatest warriors in history, Rani of Jhansi. The shooting has been stalled currently as Kangana needs complete bed rest.  In the meantime, Kangana Ranaut’s sister, Rangoli, who’s been her support system all through is now the mother of cute little baby boy, Prithvi Raj. 

Kangana, however, couldn’t visit her dear sister and see the baby because she was busy shooting for Manikarnika in Hyderabad. But since that the actress has taken a break after a leg injury, she will be spending most of her time with the little one. And we hear she’s a great aunt!

Women have been the strongest people in my life: Shahid Kapoor

via bollywood http://ift.tt/2A7F4xQ Actor Shahid Kapoor says the strongest people in his life have been women, especially his mother Neelima Azeem who has been a single parent. He also calls his wife Mira and daughter Misha his "whole world" and says he couldn't have been happier in his life than now. Shahid spoke to IANS on phone from Mumbai on the sidelines of Reebok FitToFight Awards 2.0, where the brand felicitated women nominees from across the country for their spirit and courage. "I don't think there is anything which resonated with me so naturally as this campaign did. The strongest people in my life have been women, starting with my mother. She was a single parent and she was the most powerful and the strongest, and a person I would depend on the most," said Shahid, who endorses Reebok with Kangana Ranaut. "Today, Mira and Misha are my whole world and I can't think of any reason why this initiative would not connect with me. It's the m…

Kangana Ranaut: A superstar is trying to put me behind bars

via Latest Entertainment News, Movies News, Celebrity News, Breaking News | Entertainment - Times of India http://ift.tt/2AHknfi Kangana Ranaut may have gone off the spotlight for shooting her forthcoming film 'Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi' but the actress makes sure to brush up on the current affairs from time to time.

Kangana Ranaut on Padmavati row: Patriarchy in the society needs to be attacked

via bollywood http://ift.tt/2kaPPZp Actress Kangana Ranaut, who never minces words, has opposed the threats issued to "Padmavati" actress Deepika Padukone, and said patriarchy in the society needs to be attacked. Kangana was at Reebok's Fit To Fight Awards here on Thursday night when she was asked about her thoughts on the threats issued to Deepika over the controversial film "Padmavati".
Kangana RanautShe said: "It is absolutely wrong, but I feel it is not something which is very surprising. When my sister was in school, she faced an acid attack from a student and now when I am in a professional environment, a superstar is trying to put me behind bars. So, this is very common that happens in our society. "I feel we should not attack individuals, we should attack patriarchy and chauvinism. For individuals, we can call them out and say whatever you are doing is not right.""But I feel this is not restricted only to boys, it implies to girls as …

Vishal Bhardwaj and Ketan Mehta quarrel over 'Rani' for Deepika Padukone's film

via bollywood http://ift.tt/2juBWFZ For an industry that popularised the phrase, naam mein kya rakha hai, Bollywood has seen a fair share of quarrels over film names recently. The newest entrants on this list are Vishal Bhardwaj and Ketan Mehta, who find themselves at loggerheads over the name Rani. Bhardwaj has his heart pinned on the title for his upcoming Deepika Padukone and Irrfan Khan-starrer. However, with the ownership rights of the name resting with Mehta, Bhardwaj finds himself in a tight spot.
Deepika PadukoneA source says, "Vishal has been asking Ketan for the title since the past six months. But, Ketan is not budging. This is precisely why Vishal is taking so long to announce the film's name." Bhardwaj confirmed the developments to mid-day. Buzz is, Mehta had purchased the titles, Rani and Jhansi Ki Rani, for his Rani Lakshmibai biopic with Kangana Ranaut. However, even though Ranaut parted ways with him over creative differences, Mehta still intends to make …

Kangana Ranaut snapped at the airport - 4 Photos

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This is why Kangana Ranaut won't support 'Save Deepika Padukone' campaign

via bollywood http://ift.tt/2iqqvyc After the protests against Sanjay Leela Bhansali's 'Padmavati' escalated and Deepika Padukone received death threats from fringe groups, several female actors rallied in support of Deepika. They include Shabana Azmi, who is spearheading the drive, besides Jaya Bachchan, Kareena Kapoor Khan, Alia Bhatt, Vidya Balan, Anushka Sharma and Parineeti Chopra among others. Those in the know say that when Kangana Ranaut was asked, she refused thus leaving Azmi furious and in shock!
Kangana RanautReports suggest that Kangana outright denied signing the petition when approached by Shabana Azmi. The reports citing the reason was Kangana and Deepika's history with each other. In 2014, Deepika had dedicated her award for 'Happy New Year' to Kangana's performance in 'Queen'. The latter had reacted by saying she'd have preferred if Deepika had personally appreciated it instead of speaking about it on a public platform.However, …

Kangana Ranaut snapped at the airport - 4 Photos

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Kangana Ranaut refuses to sign petition supporting Deepika Padukone for Padmavati

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It's been months now ever since Padmavati controversy has been going on. Haters have even given death threats to film's lead heroine Deepika Padukone. In an attempt to offer support and leagalise matter in the right way, actor and politician Shabana Azmi has decided to voice the issue taking it to the higher powers in the capital. As her support, Shabana Azmi has come out with a petition which is called Deepika Bachchao. According to sources, various Bollywood actresses have to sign the petition to show their support to Deepika Padukone and once all of them have signed, the matter will be taken forward.

About the petition, a source earlier told a leading daily, "Everyone has been approached. We are awaiting the signatures of A-listers like Kangana Ranaut, Katrina Kaif, and two more actresses. Once they sign, we will be taking the matter forward." But even after all of this, rumours were rife that Kangana wasn't much in favour …

Kriti Sanon and Ankita Lokhande avoid each other at an awards function

via bollywood http://ift.tt/2AJhMCe Before Kriti Sanon came in the picture, Sushant Singh Rajput was in a serious relationship with Ankita Lokhande for seven long year. The duo even lived together and were rumoured to tie the knot. It was till, Sushant entered Bollywood and his priorities changed. Sushant gained fame overnight and Ankita was clearly not comfortable with it. The couple had met on the sets of 'Pavitra Rishta' and were inseparable till news of Kriti Sanon being the other woman in Sushant's life hit the tabloids. Ankita and Sushant soon parted ways and it broke hearts of a lot of people. Sushant anf Kriti were spotted together on various occassions even after their film 'Raabta' released. It was even rumoured that Sushant had moved in with Kriti. Post this, it was rumoured that Ankita and Kriti had developed a cold-war against each other. According to a story on India Today, Ankita and Kriti both attended an awards show recently. The two ladies made su…

Kangana Ranaut and Deepika Padukone's cold vibes continue?

via bollywood http://ift.tt/2ArU9vk After the protests against Sanjay Leela Bhansali's Padmavati escalated and Deepika Padukone received death threats from fringe groups, several female actors rallied in support of Dippy. They include Shabana Azmi, who is spearheading the drive, besides Jaya Bachchan, Kareena Kapoor Khan, Alia Bhatt, Vidya Balan, Anushka Sharma and Parineeti Chopra among others. Those in the know say that when Kangana Ranaut was asked, she refused. Kangy has her reasons. One, she does not consider DP a pal.
Deepika PadukoneSecond, no one came to her rescue during her spat with Hrithik Roshan last year, so she feels no need to extend support to anyone. The female actors also have history. In 2014, DP had dedicated her award for Happy New Year to Kangana's performance in Queen. The latter had reacted by saying she'd have preferred if Deepika had personally appreciated it instead of speaking about it on a public platform. That's typically Kangana - frank a…

Piyush Sahdev's estranged wife, Akangsha Rawat distances herself from him

via television http://ift.tt/2AcLZbZ TV actor Piyush Sahdev, known for playing Samay on the show Beyhadh, was arrested on November 22 for allegedly raping a 23-year old model. A case was registered against Piyush under IPC Section 376 at the Versova Police Station. His sister, Secret Superstar actor Meher Vij, denies being in touch with him. She says, "His wife [Akangsha Rawat] and I had some issues because of which I distanced myself." But Rawat, who separated from Sahdev a few months ago, doesn't want to be party to the issue.
Akangsha Rawat and Piyush SahdevRawat separated from the actor in April. Asked about the rape charge, she tells mid-day, "I don't want to comment on whether he has or hasn't done it. I don't want to say anything out of place. I don't want to get entangled in this." Rawat, who doesn't want to be "dragged in this mess", adds that Vij and Sahdev haven't been on talking terms for years. "The family was …

Kangana Ranaut's sister Rangoli Chandel's son turns 13 days old, see photos

via bollywood http://ift.tt/2zM7SzP Bollywood actress Kangana Ranaut's sister Rangoli Chandel's baby boy Prithvi Raj Chandel has turned 13 days old and the Ranaut family had a grand celebration with local food and music according to traditional rituals followed in their native place, Himachal Pradesh. Rangoli Chandel shared pictures on Twitter from the function called 'Gantryala', but Kangana was seemingly missing from the get-together owing to the injury she sustained on the sets of 'Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi'.
Rangoli Chandel with husband Ajay and son Prithvi Raj Chandel. Picture courtesy: Rangoli Chandel's Twitter accountSee all the photos shared by Rangoli Chandel on Twitter:PrithviRaj turns 13 days, this occasion is celebrated in Himachal with Pooja, local food and songs 😊 same post wid #spellingcorrection 😕 http://pic.twitter.com/cubm3uQ9JA — Rangoli Chandel (@Rangoli_A) November 27, 2017Gratitude , Happiness and celebrat…

Karan Johar: The word nepotism haunts me. I have developed 'nepospasm'

via bollywood http://ift.tt/2k89oFp The word nepotism has been following Karan Johar around like a shadow, the director said yesterday, adding that despite his best efforts, he has not been able to get rid of it. The 45-year-old filmmaker was described as the "flagbearer of nepotism" by actor Kangana Ranaut on his popular chat show earlier this year, triggering a row in Bollywood between those with a family background in cinema, and those without.
Karan JoharJohar's father, Yash Johar, was a well-known producer. "Can we just put a hold on this word 'nepotism'? ... It haunts me. It has become like 'mera saaya' (my shadow). I told somebody that I have developed 'nepospasm'," he said, tongue firmly in cheek. The word, he rued, had become a trending topic. "It has been following me everywhere. Suddenly, it has become fashionable. Can we just get rid of it and start focusing on good content," he asked.Kangana's comment snowballed…

Kangana Ranaut to play 85 year old woman in Shekhar Kapur’s next

via Bollywood Hungama http://ift.tt/2A9r5L5 Shekhar Kapur is one of the most prolific directors of our times not only in India but also globally. The director who has given us iconic films like Masoom, Mr India, Bandit Queen and also international classics like Elizabeth has been missing from the film space for a while now.Post the shelving of his ambitious movie Paani, we hear that the ace director is working on a script for Kangana Ranaut. Talking about the same at IFFI in a Masterclass moderated by actor Sushant Singh Rajput he said, “I am desperate to make another film in India. I want to come home and make a film. When I made Masoom, nobody was expecting anything from me. I wasn’t expecting anything from myself. It is a terrible space for a filmmaker to be in”.When asked about the current status of his script with Kangana Ranaut, he added “I am currently writing the script. It is a beautiful script”. The script in question is supposed to be a heart-warming story where Kangana wil…

Manikarnika plays it safe; Kangana Ranaut asked to ‘behave’

via Bollywood Hungama http://ift.tt/2jqHIaZ You won’t be hearing Kangana Ranaut shooting off her mouth against Hrithik Roshan and Karan Johar when her next film, the prestigious historical Manikarnika releases in April 2018.The makers of Manikarnika are determined to make all the right moves. Which, essentially means, it won’t get into controversial aspects of the warrior-queen’s life. Nor will they allow their leading lady to go on a self-promotional spree as she did during the release of her last film.Says a source close to Manikarnika team, “They all want to dissuade Kangana Ranaut from going hammers and tongs at her adversaries during promotion. Everybody knows her loose talk damaged the prospects of last film Simran beyond repair. That kind of scandalous promotion would ruin Manikarnika.”For those who came in late, Manikarnika directed by Telugu director Krish is a bio-pic on the Rani Of Jhansi whose valour and nationalism replicate Rani Padmavati’s image.By telling Kangana to be…

Kangana Ranaut signs her next big film with Shailesh R Singh

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Yes, Kangana Ranaut is preparing for her directorial debut Teju. But it seems another project has taken her fancy in the meanwhile. It belongs to her friend Shailesh R Singh, who will produce the movie. He narrated the thriller to her one day and she loved it and promptly agreed to do it. So now after she completes Manikarnika: The Queen Of Jhansi, she will start this film. Teju will have to wait for a bit more now.

Missing Padmavati? Well, Ranveer Singh, Deepika Padukone and Sanjay Leela Bhansali are in theatres actually

via Bollywood Hungama http://ift.tt/2jlbZI6 This was a week that could well have gone in anticipation of Padmavati, which was all set to release on December 1. While for many film lovers it has actually been quite disappointing to see the Sanjay Leela Bhansali film been pushed indefinitely, there is some good news for the fans of Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone.Two of their films, Ram Leela and Bajirao Mastani, have re-released and with this the magic of Sanjay Leela Bhansali is back too. The films are running at select PVR properties across the country and for now audiences can catch them in the current week at the least.Both films were major successes at the box office and that further prompted the hit trio of Bhansali, Ranveer and Deepika to come together again for Padmavati. While one waits to see when does their labour of love arrive on the big screen, at least their earlier work can be relived in theatres, what with the event been termed as ‘Return of Blockbusters’ for the du…