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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....

Noyon Jyoti Parasara | নয়ন জ্যোতি পৰাশৰ

@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!

Noyon Jyoti Parasara | নয়ন জ্যোতি পৰাশৰ

@NoyonSENSE
Replying to @NoyonSENSE
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!”

 


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@zmilap
 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.




Violinist Balabhaskar injured, daughter killed in car accident


Violinist Balabhaskar injured, daughter killed in car accident

Chennai : Agency

Noted violinist Balabhaskar and his family met with an accident near Thiruvananthapuram at Pallipuram in the early hours of Tuesday morning. The singer’s 2-years-old daughter, Tejaswini was killed and the couple has been hospitalised and is in the critical condition. The car reportedly rammed into a tree and now Balabhaskar along with his wife and driver has been admitted to the hospital.

If reports are to be believed, the family was returning after performing a puja from Thrissur and the accident took place at around 4:30 am on Tuesday. As soon as they were taken to the hospital, Balabhaskar’s daughter was declared dead by the doctors.

The police are reportedly investigating if the driver was dozed off. It is also learnt that Balabhaskar and Lakshmi are in critical condition and are receiving treatment from doctors. Balabhaskar is one of the popular musicians and is known for her stage performances. He started his career at the age of 12 and was the youngest composer who has worked in the Malayalam industry.

 

 




Anupam Kher-starrer 'New Amsterdam' premiers today


Anupam Kher-starrer 'New Amsterdam' premiers today

New Delhi 

Inspired by the oldest public hospital in the US, the unique medical drama series, ‘New Amsterdam’, starring prolific actor and motivational speaker Anupam Kher, will premier on NBC at prime time Tuesday. Kher, the BAFTA and SAG nominee, who has been shooting for the series for several weeks in New York, is not new to western audiences because of his roles in Golden Globe-nominated "Bend it like Beckham", Oscar-nominated "Silver Linings Playbook" and the highly-acclaimed film, "The Big Sick".

He is now going to be part of American lives through NBC's highly-anticipated medical drama, "New Amsterdam", where he plays the role of an Indian neurologist, Dr Vijay Kapoor. The series premiers on NBC on Tuesday, September 25, at 10 pm. The NBC series revolves around Dr Max Goodwin, played by Ryan Eggold, as he becomes the medical director of an old public hospital and pushes for life-affirming changes and reforms in the neglected facility to provide an exceptional care for patients.

About his character in the series, Kher told PTI, "Dr. Kapoor has seen the fast life, he has seen people running fast nowhere, and what centers him is this hospital. He is well read and knows what it takes to be a doctor, apart from just the 'qualifications'. I think that's the greatest quality that Dr Kapoor has."




Isha Ambani-Anand Piramal Engagement Bash: Priyanka Chopra, Nick Jonas, Janhvi Kapoor as attendees


Isha Ambani-Anand Piramal Engagement Bash: Priyanka Chopra, Nick Jonas, Janhvi Kapoor as attendees

The much awaited second engagement in the Ambani household finally commenced yesterday September 21 at Lake Como, Italy. Isha Ambani and Anand Piramal have finally been engaged amidst friends, family and biggies in Bollywood. Earlier we reported of the three-day long event which was expected to have dress codes, themes and more. Read on to know who all attended the ‘IshAnand’ engagement bash.

While many speculated reports of the event have been making rounds, here’s what really happened. Instagram accounts of celebs and fashion icons gave us a sneak peek through their attire and background.

Fashion guru and celebrity designer Manish Malhotra shared a picture with Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas wearing his couture at Lake Como, but soon deleted it.


 

On the other hand Anil Kapoor also shared his look on social media dressed in a well-tailored suit and a classic black bowtie, with the same location in the backdrop.

 

Dhadak girl Janvhi Kapoor also embraced the event in a shimmery black gown and bold red lips.

 

Anand Piramal proposed to Isha earlier in May this year at a temple in Mahabaleshwar.




Sunny Leone was offered a role in ‘Game of Thrones’, but she didn’t take it


Sunny Leone was offered a role in ‘Game of Thrones’, but she didn’t take it

Being offered a part in Game of Thrones would be the ultimate dream for fans around the world. Recently Bollywood’s hottie Sunny Leone revealed in an interview revealed that she was offered Game of Thrones. But she didn’t grab the golden opportunity. We wonder why…

Sunny Leone said, “I got this message one day. This guy’s like, ‘I know it’s really last minute, but we want to cast you for a role in Game Of Thrones’ and I was like Oh my God! No Way!” The actress continued, “And then they sent the IMDB link to see who it was and then… It was fake!” We bet this was one disappointing call that Sunny will never forget.

The adult star turned Bollywood heroine also shared her encounter with rumours of her personal life. “That I was going get divorced and pregnant at the same time… on the same day. And then my mother-in-law calls and says, ‘do you guys have anything to tell me?’ That was pretty funny”, she said.


 
She also mentioned the adult industry and how it works. That it is extremely “professional” and everybody is tested. “I bet there are a lot of young people here whoever never got tested, but you should. I know it’s very awkward, but if you’re promiscuous you should definitely get tested. And use condoms everybody.”

 




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