Trishta, Tasneem and Tarun discuss why Ananya Pandey and Ishaan Khattar's new song has so many Beyonce fans triggered!
Need a good rom-com for that zoom date or zoom girls night? This movie is it! Tasneem Rahim reviews The Broken Hearts Gallery, starring Geraldine Vishwanathan and Dacre Montogomery.
Film personalities and others write an open letter to media condemning the witch hunt of Rhea Chakraborty
Over two thousand people including film personalities have signed an open letter condemning the media's witch hunt of Rhea Chakraborty while covering the Sushant Singh Rajput's death investigation. Film personalities like Sonam Kapoor, Anurag Kashyap, Zoya Akhtar, Freida Pinto, Gauri Shinde, Farhan Akhtar, Alankrita Shrivastava, Reema Kagti, Rasika Dugal, Amruta Subhash, Dia Mirza, Kubbra Sait and others have also signed the latter that asks media to hunt news and not women.
Rhea Chakraborty was arrested a week ago by the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) in a drug probe in connection with the death case of Sushant Singh Rajput. Up until now, 18 people including Rhea, her brother Showik, Rajput's manager Samuel Miranda, domestic help Dipesh Sawant and others have been arrested.The open letter signed by over 2,500 personalities from differnet walks of life has been addressed to the news media of India and is published on a blog called Feminist Voices.
“Dear news media of India. We are worried about you. Are you feeling ok? Because, as we watch your witch-hunt of Rhea Chakraborty, we cannot understand why you have abandoned every professional ethic of journalism, every tenet of human decency and dignity and chosen instead to physically assault a young woman with your camera crews, endlessly violate her privacy and work overtime on false accusations and moralistic innuendo for a drama of 'Rhea ko phasao',” the letter reads.
The letter also drew parallels to the cases of actors Sanjay Dutt and Salman Khan and urged the media to show the same kindness and respect to Chakraborty. The letter also questioned why the media assassinated Chakraborty’s character and encouraged an online mob against her and her family. The letter also condemned the media for promoting stereotypes of vishkanyas and dayans while trivialising mental health.
“It is easy to victimise a young woman because there are so many people who already disbelieve, slut-shame and abuse women, for their smallest freedoms. It is certainly cheaper than doing actual stories about a host of issues from GDP to health, currently confronting us,” the letter further said.“We write to ask you, the news media, to stop this unfair witch-hunt of Rhea Chakraborty and to stop fuelling moral polarities of good women to be deified and bad women to be crucified which endangers all women. We write to ask you to do the right and responsible thing. Your jobs. Hunt news, not women,” the letter added.
Bail plea of Rhea Chakraborty and others rejected by Mumbai Special court
A Mumbai Special Court has rejected the bail plea of Rhea Chakarborty, Showik Chakraborty, Abdul Basit, Zaid Vilatra, Dipesh Sawant and Samuel Miranda. They were arrested by the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) in connection with a drug case related to the Sushant Singh Rajput case. Reportedly, they will be approaching the Bombay High Court on Monday. Rhea Chakraborty was arrested on Tuesday after three days of questioning by the NCB. She was sent to a 14-day judicial custody by the magistrate court. The magistrate had also rejected her first bail plea applied on the day of her arrest.
The fresh bail plea filed by Rhea Chakraborty and others on Wednesday was heard by a Special Court in Mumbai on Thursday. During the hearing, Rhea claimed that she had not committed any crime and was forced by the NCB to make the 'incriminatory confessions'. The plea was filed by her lawyer Satish Maneshinde who claims that his client has been falsely implicated in the case. The actress also said that her life is at risk in judicial custody as she received rape and death threats and that three investigations have "taken a severe toll on her mental health and well-being".
Sanjay Leela Bhansali to shoot a grand item song with Alia Bhatt for Gangubai Kathiawadi
It will soon be time for Alia Bhatt to hit the dancefloor. Sanjay Leela Bhansali plans the mother of all dance numbers with his leading lady for Gangubai Kathiawadi as soon as the lockdown is over
The dance number promises to put every item song done so far by every leading lady into shame. Predicts a source close to the project, “Alia’s dance number in Gangubai Kathiawadi would be unlike any other similar ‘special number’ seen in Hindi cinema.”
The big news is that Bhansali may choreograph the number himself. He wanted Saroj Khan to do it. But with the danseuse gone, Bhansali is left with little choice.
Prabhas and Om Raut join hands with Bhushan Kumar for an epic drama titled Adipurush, release first poster
Bhushan Kumar, CMD of T-Series, Om Raut, the director of Tanhaji - The Unsung Warrior & Prabhas, the superstar along with Retrophiles, come together for a magnum opus 3D feature film - Adipurush! A screen adaptation of the Indian epic that revolves around the triumph of good over evil.
Om Raut, founder of the production house Retrophiles & the dynamic director of the visual spectacle Tanhaji, envisions Adipurush to be a no holds barred production with lavish plans, excellent action sets & unparalleled VFX work.
Backing him is Bhushan Kumar (T-Series), who partners with Retrophiles in bringing his vision on screen. After the mega-success of Baahubali Prabhas is getting geared up to play this Epic Character. This Om Raut’s magnum opus based on the most popular chapter of Indian culture will be shot bilingual in Hindi and Telugu. The 3D extravaganza will have a humongous release with the film dubbed in Tamil, Malayalam, Kannada, and several other foreign languages. Talks are underway with ‘Bollywood’s Biggest Bets’ to play the role of the antagonist in the film & we can expect an announcement very soon!
BREAKING: Kareena Kapoor Khan pregnant again; Saif Ali Khan and Kareena expecting their second baby
Kareena Kapoor Khan and Saif Ali Khan’s little munchkin Taimur Ali Khan was an instant celebrity. While the media is still spellbound by his charms, the little fellow’s parents have another reason to grin. In fact, Kareena Kapoor Khan and Saif Ali Khan will soon be welcoming yet another addition to their family. An official statement sent out by the couple read, “We are very pleased to announce that we are expecting an addition to our family! Thank you to all our well-wishers for all their love and support.” Though not much details were revealed, reports state that Kareena is pregnant again and will soon welcome yet another bundle of joy into their lives.
BREAKING: Sanjay Dutt has Stage 3 lung cancer, to fly to USA for treatment
In a shocking turn of events, Sanjay Dutt has been detected with stage 3 lung cancer. He flies off to the US for immediate treatment A close friend reveals, “Baba is devastated. He has little children. Fortunately, they are in Dubai right now with their mother. But breaking this awful news to them would be an ordeal.”Thought Dutt is pretty shaken he is also certain of being cured. Says the friend, “It is curable. He needs instant and rigorous treatment for which he leaves immediately.”
Earlier this week, Dutt was in Mumbai’s Lilavati hospital after complaining of breathlessness. Full tests were done and the devastating results came in on Tuesday.As soon as the news of the gravity of Dutt’s illness spread, friends like Amitabh and Abhishek Bachchan and Salman Khan called anxiously. But Sanjay Dutt was in no mood to take calls. Quite understandable.
Sushant Singh Rajput Case: Several pages ripped out of the actor’s personal diary, reports
Sushant Singh Rajput passed away on June 14, 2020. After Mumbai Police and Bihar police investigated the matter, on Wednesday, the centre transferred the case to the CBI. New developments in the case are coming into light every day. According to latest reports, the late actor maintained a personal diary of which several pages have been ripped out.
According to a report by Times Now, they have accessed the personal diary of Sushant Singh Rajput. The report stated that several pages from the diary were ripped out. Allegedly, the people around the actor were well aware about the personal diary. Three pages from the diary were torn out. The report further stated that there is a name mentioned in the diary. However, they did not make the name of the person public.
The TV channel also reported that the actor had big film offers and that the theory of him being upset about his career was false. As per the report, talent manager Uday Singh Gauri had spoken to Sushant a day before his unfortunate demise and confirmed to Times Now that he had several film offers. Uday Singh said that he had film offers from Ramesh Taurani, Nikkhil Advani and Kumar Mangat.
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