Judgment on Sajid Khan’s case within a week: IFTDA president Ashoke Pandit


Judgment on Sajid Khan’s case within a week: IFTDA president Ashoke Pandit

About a month ago, the Indian Film & Television Directors’ Association issued a notice to director Sajid Khan following allegations of sexual harassment against him by three women. In a letter to Sajid, IFTDA has demanded an explanation from the director for his alleged offensive behaviour.

After the notice, Sajid sent his reply denying all allegations. His statement read, “I apologise to IFTDA if any embarrassment has been caused to the association by the alleged accusation against me. These allegations have not only caused irreparable harm to my career, but more importantly, grieved my mother and sister immensely. At the outset, I deny the complaints levelled against me as stated in your notice. I humbly request you to not to form any one-sided judgment. I am always happy to extend any cooperation to my association.”

Recently the body hosted a conference on the need to curb sexual harassment at the workplace and its redressal under the POSH Act, 2013. President of IFTDA, Ashoke Pandit revealed that the ICC of IFTDA will pass a judgment on Sajid’s case within the next few days. “We sent Sajid Khan two notices. He didn’t reply to the first notice but did to the second. We had a thorough discussion with him, read out the complaints to him and grilled him on them. He negated all the allegations. The ICC is going to meet in a couple of days to go through the case and will come out with a judgment within a week.”

After a series of sexual harassment allegations, Sajid Khan was asked to step down as the director of Housefull 4 until his name is cleared.




Post Ranveer Singh-Deepika Padukone’s Konkani wedding, Lake Como witnessed blast in the sky; watch video


Post Ranveer Singh-Deepika Padukone’s Konkani wedding, Lake Como witnessed blast in the sky; watch video

Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone finally got married on November 14 as per Konkani rituals at Villa del Balbianello, Lake Como, Italy. The duo tied the knot in the presence of 40 guests. Although, the grand destination wedding was an intimate affair, the celebration of DeepVeer’s Konkani wedding was nothing but a blast. In a recent viral video right from Lake Como, fireworks set off in the dark sky amid massive cheers for Ram Leela couple’s grand wedding.

Watch the video here:

 

In the video, we can see how the fireworks made the sky look beautiful and colourful with gold, pink, green and blue. Its reflection in the lake filled with boats only added to the grandeur. This video is indeed a delight to watch for DeepVeer fans. Meanwhile, Deepika and Ranveer have decided to keep their wedding private. The duo has also organised a special security team to make sure nobody would click and publish pictures on the social media. Reports are also stating that Ranveer and Deepika want to publish their first glimpses which are only clicked by professional photographers.

Coming back to DeepVeer wedding, the celebration is not yet over as Ranveer and Deepika are all set to marry once again on November 15 i.e. today as per Sindhi rituals. On November 12 and 13, the duo and their families enjoyed celebratory moments of pre-wedding rituals like engagement, sangeet and mehendi. Singers like Harshdeep Kaur, Shubha Mudgal have also performed at the ceremonies.

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Get Ready! Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone likely to share first wedding picture today evening at this time


Get Ready! Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone likely to share first wedding picture today evening at this time

Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone got married yesterday in Konkani style wedding at Lake Como, Italy. Ever since the duo begun their wedding rituals, their fans around the world are eagerly waiting to see first glimpses of Ranveer-Deepika’s wedding. Amidst all the excitement, we recently got know about the timing when DeepVeer may share the first picture of their wedding. As per the latest reports, the newly married Ranveer and Deepika are likely to share their wedding picture today evening at 6 pm (IST).

Though it’s not officially confirmed by any family member but we couldn’t hold our excitement to inform you about the same. After all, Deepika and Ranveer’s wedding is indeed one of the grand events in Bollywood. Today i.e. on November 15, the duo will again tie the knot in a Sindhi-style wedding. On November 12 and 13, the duo and their families enjoyed celebratory moments of pre-wedding rituals like engagement, sangeet and mehendi. Singers like Harshdeep Kaur, Shubha Mudgal also performed at the ceremonies.

After this grand wedding in Italy, the Ram Leela couple will be hosting a grand reception party on November 21 and 28 in Bengaluru and Mumbai respectively. Bengaluru reception will be for Deepika Padukone’s close relative while Mumbai reception will be for Bollywood celebrities. For the Mumbai reception, celebrities expected include Shah Rukh Khan, Sanjay Leela Bhansali, Karan Johar and Farah Khan.




Smriti Irani’s post on Ranveer Singh-Deepika Padukone wedding will tickle your funny bones


Smriti Irani’s post on Ranveer Singh-Deepika Padukone wedding will tickle your funny bones

New Delhi: While fans of actors Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh are waiting to catch a glimpse of the newlyweds, looks like Union Minister Smriti Irani, too, is longing for the wedding pictures to be officially released. Joining the bandwagon of those asking for images to be shared, Irani took to Instagram to write “#when you have waited for #deepveer #wedding #pics for too longgggg ?????” alongside a picture of a skeleton.

 

 

Irani’s ‘Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi’ co-star Ronit Roy was quick to respond, quipping that the skeleton in the picture could be Irani’s on-screen husband Mihir. B-town’s power couple officially tied the knot at the stunning Villa del Balbianello overlooking Lake Como in Northern Italy on Wednesday in a traditional Konkani style. However, no pictures from the ceremony have been released officially.

A group of 30- 40 guests stood around the railings of the patio, shielding the couple who were seated on the floor as the strains of a pandit’s chanting stretched across this most bucolic of locations. Security was extraordinarily tight as small powerboats manned by beefy security guards sailed round and round the smaller boat with journalists on-board. Deepika and Ranveer will again get married in a Sindhi ceremony on November 15.

 



After facing backlash, Karan Johar apologises for making fun of Assamese culture


After facing backlash, Karan Johar apologises for making fun of Assamese culture

Internet is a very weird place. Sometimes you can pass off even if you’ve made a big blunder and sometimes even a small mistake can cost you a lot, something similar happened with Bollywood Director Karan Johar.

Apparently Karan Johar uploaded a video clip on his Instagram profile on November 10, from the sets of India’s Got Talent TV show, where he, actress-politician Kirron Kher and Malaika Arora are co-judges. The trio are famous as ‘Toodles’ as Karan keeps posting funny videos where Kirron Kher is often seen criticizing Karan’s fashion sense.

It so happened that this particular video posted by Karan showed Kirron Ji wearing a spiked bamboo Arunachalee hat about which Karan made a fun of.

In the video which is now deleted by Karan from his Insta handle, he asks Kirron what is she wearing, to which the senior actress explained to him that this is an Assamese ‘Japi’, traditional  hat made which was made of bamboo, dried leaves and pieces of coloured cloths.

When Kirron asked why he is not wearing the hat, Karan jokingly said “”Because you have guts, I don’t. But you’re looking like you’re going to break into some kind of qawwali.”

This apparently irked the people over the internet who started trolling Karan mercilessly for making fun and hurting sentiments of Assamese as the hat is considered to be the pride of Assam.

The director in no time apologize on his twitter handle and even deleted the post. The actor responding to one of the comments tweeted “You are absolutely right and I would like to apologise if I have hurt any sentiments…..it was purely unintentional and came from a place of no knowledge which is absolutely no excuse….am extremely sensitive to the different cultures of our land and I am very sorry….Also have deleted the Insta post!”. Check out the tweet below

 


Karan Johar

@karanjohar
 You are absolutely right and I would like to apologise if I have hurt any sentiments.....it was purely unintentional and came from a place of no knowledge which is absolutely no excuse....am extremely sensitive to the different cultures of our land and I am very sorry....

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@NoyonSENSE
Dear @karanjohar the Japi and Gamusa are signs of respect and love. When someone gifts you one, you don't make fun of it, even if it does not go with fashion. Your video hurt the emotions of #Assamese people. Just informing, in case you didn't know it already. @KirronKherBJP

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Karan Johar

@karanjohar
 Also have deleted the insta post!

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@NoyonSENSE
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Dear @ColorsTV, when you provide such things to your judges, it would make sense to educate them about the importance of these objects, in case they don't know. Signs of respect aren't meant to be made fun of. This will be on, cos this was your set.@KirronKherBJP @karanjohar

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After ‘Aiyaary’, Rakul Preet to star with Sidharth Malhotra in ‘Marjaavaan’


After ‘Aiyaary’, Rakul Preet to star with Sidharth Malhotra in ‘Marjaavaan’

Mumbai: Actress Rakul Preet Singh has been roped in to feature with her “Aiyaary” co-actor Sidharth Malhotra in the upcoming film “Marjaavaan” directed by Milap Zaveri. An elated Rakul took to Twitter to announce the news and wrote: “Super happy to announce my next in Hindi ‘Marjaavaan’! Milap Zaveri let’s kill it!”

 


Rakul Preet

@Rakulpreet
 Super happy to announce my next in Hindi #Marjaawan !! milapzaveri let’s kill it !! @S1dharthM ????????maassss #nikhiladvani #bhushankumar #2oct2019 https://www.instagram.com/p/BqJdztuHitG/?utm_source=ig_twitter_share&igshid=ddkuqfi2pdkx …

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Welcoming Rakul Preet, Zaveri wrote: Gives me great joy to welcome the gorgeous and talented Rakulpreet to ‘Marjaavaan’. Dialoguebaazi and dhamaka en route!”

 


Milap

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 Gives me great joy to welcome the gorgeous and talented @Rakulpreet to #Marjaavaan ???????? Dialoguebaazi and dhamaka en route! ???? @S1dharthM @Riteishd @tarasutaria__ @nikkhiladvani @itsBhushanKumar @monishaadvani @madhubhojwani @TSeries  @EmmayEntertain  https://www.google.co.in/amp/s/mumbaimirror.indiatimes.com/entertainment/bollywood/rakul-preet-singh-sidharth-malhotra-reunite-with-milap-zaveris-next/amp_articleshow/66611572.cms …

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Rakul Preet Singh, Sidharth Malhotra reunite with Milap Zaveri's next
Actress reunites with her Aiyaary co-star for Milap Zaveri’s next which also features Riteish Deshmukh.

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The film will also star Riteish Deshmukh and Tara Sutaria, who is making her Bollywood debut with “Student Of The Year 2”.  The film reunites Zaveri with Riteish and Sidharth after four years after “Ek Villain”, which was written by the filmmaker.
The other details of the film are still under wraps.




Deepika Padukone-Ranveer Singh wedding: SRK, Sanjay Leela Bhansali, Farah Khan to reach Lake Como today


Deepika Padukone-Ranveer Singh wedding: SRK, Sanjay Leela Bhansali, Farah Khan to reach Lake Como today

Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone‘s wedding is going on in full swing at the ancestral property of Villa Del Balbianello at Lake Como and though there is high security at the property, here are ALL details of the ongoing ceremony. While mehendi and engagement (according to the Kannadiga tradition) ceremony commenced yesterday, today is the wedding day. The couple will marry in a traditional Kannadiga style today and they will tie the knot tomorrow in Anand Karaj ceremony. Yesterday was all about singing, dancing and some emotional moments transpiring between the bride and the groom.

As we know, there are very few industry people invited to the wedding. According to the reports, only Farah Khan, Shah Rukh Khan and Sanjay Leela Bhansali are amongst the ones to make it to the gala, exclusive event at Lake Como.

It is touted that Shah Rukh, SLB and Farah will reach at around 9 am today (Wednesday) at the villa. The ancestral villa has three tiers of security and is in complete lockdown. The guests are required to NOT carry their cell phones inside and clicking any pictures are not allowed from the main venue. Only immediate family and closest friends are privy to the celebrations. The couple will host two separate reception parties in Mumbai and Bangalore for their other friends and family members who were not invited to the main function.

At the Sangeet ceremony yesterday, there was a medley of hit DeepVeer songs played on guitar. Also, Deepika got emotional after listening to a thumri performed by Shubha Mudgal and Ranveer consoled his lady love. We love how the couple has planned their wedding: intimate, beautiful and oh so classy!




Aamir Khan to launch ‘Satyamev Jayate’ season 4 with ‘MeToo Movement’?


Aamir Khan to launch ‘Satyamev Jayate’ season 4 with ‘MeToo Movement’?

In the wake of the MeToo movement, more and more names have been making headlines under the allegations of sexual harassment in the line of work. With the campaign to have fired up with immense heat, there are actors who have backed out from projects till the names in question are not cleared of all charges.

The initiative was taken by Aamir Khan who stepped down as the producer of Mogul after its director, Subhash Kapoor, was accused of sexual harassment. Aamir, along with wifey Kiran Rao, issued a statement saying that they will not work with any proven sexual offenders.

Recent buzz suggests that the fourth season of Satyamev Jayate, hosted by Aamir Khan himself is going to start with the #MeToo movement.


 
According to a quote by DNA “With several women opening up about sexual harassment at workplaces and otherwise, Aamir wants to throw light on their problems and the issue of their safety. He has told his team to start doing research on it. He will invite the #MeToo survivors to share their horrifying experiences. He will also get some of the alleged accused on the show to present their point of view.”

Other than Aamir, B-town celebs such as Akshay Kumar, Ajay Devgn and Farhan Akhtar have also adhered to a similar take on the professional front.




When I was 21, a man tried to put his hand in my pants: Saqib Saleem’s shocking MeToo revelation


When I was 21, a man tried to put his hand in my pants: Saqib Saleem’s shocking MeToo revelation

For those who entitle the MeToo movement on the basis of gender, think again. Apart from the hooligan atmosphere in the film industry going on under the issue, men of Bollywood have also come out with their story. After Adhyayan Suman, the recent addition is that of Saqib Saleem.

The Race 3 actor revealed in an interview with Hindustan Times, that he has also faced harassment, “I don’t want to take names, but when I started out as an actor- I was only 21 years old- there was a man who tried to assault me. He tried to put his hand in my pants.” Saqib said that he smashed the person but reacted not to the person’s sexuality, but his actions.  He added that he has gay friends and they’re his wonderful friends. In what happened to him, he blames the person’s mentality.

“When it happened with me, I whacked the guy and I told him to mind his own f***ing business and I left. I was 21, and of course, it scarred me, but I moved on. I’m sure that everyone’s different and an incident such as this must affect different people differently,” Saqib said.




I knew he was obnoxious, extremely sexist and ridiculous: Dia Mirza on Sajid Khan


I knew he was obnoxious, extremely sexist and ridiculous: Dia Mirza on Sajid Khan

Earlier we reported of three women accusing filmmaker Sajid Khan of sexual harassment. With severe allegations on board and the MeToo movement gaining momentum in Bollywood, Khan stepped down as the director from the upcoming film Housefull 4. Although the investigation and legalities of the issue are still underway for the same.

However, in a recent interview with India Today, Dia Mirza who made a cameo in Sajid‘s film Heyy Babyy (2007), expressed her horror at the several accusations made at the filmmaker.

Interestingly she admits that she knew that he was always obnoxious. “I was deeply disturbed. I agree that Sajid was obnoxious, extremely sexist and ridiculous. Even for me, the details of these accounts are beyond shocking. I have personally always have had a radar for such people. I have never invested in a relationship with such people even in the workplace.”


 
According to Dia she was aware of Sajid’s indecent behaviour at times, she did not know that he was capable of crossing the boundaries of propriety. “We often brush off certain kind of behaviour. But I wouldn’t have imagined that Sajid could be capable of doing this to a woman. I completely understand the shock people are feeling right now, but it would be unfair to say that the names that are coming out is shocking.”

“It’s a deeply bewildering time for a lot of people. I don’t think anyone saw it coming. It is shameful that we didn’t see it coming. Most are silent mainly because of the relationship that they share with these people,” Dia added.

Asked if she has ever been a victim of sexual harassment, Dia answered, “Fortunately, I have never been a victim of sexual harassment. But there have been instances where I have lost out on work or people have shown disinterest in working with me because I was unwilling to succumb to this unspoken understanding of patriarchy.”

Apart from Sajid Khan other filmmakers and actors such as Subhash Ghai, Alok Nath, Vikas Bahl to name a few have also been accused of sexual harassment.




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