Prakash Raj attacks PM Modi

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Participating in an engaging debate at India Today Conclave South 2018, actors Prakash Raj and Vishal, filmmaker SK Sasidharan and Dalit activist Kancha Ilaiah took on the BJP and the Narendra Modi government over a range of issues including Padmaavat row, Gauri Lankesh killing and movie S Durga.

On a day when the Supreme Court allowed the release of Padmaavat in all the states including those where it was earlier banned over protests by Rajput groups alleging that the film hurt their sentiments, Prakash Raj said that the state governments which banned Padmaavat citing law and order problem should quit.

See there is writing on the wall. There is no conspiracy. State governments which banned Padmaavat citing law and order should quit. If they don’t, we, the people, should vote them out,” Prakash Raj said.

Other participants in the discussion on “Stand Up, Speak Up and Make Yourself Count” were actor Vishal, filmmaker SK Sasidharan, and Dalit activist Kancha Ilaiah. ey all have been vocal about the right to expression and speech.

They criticised the BJP and the Narendra Modi government for not taking strict action against fringe groups that attack freedom of speech in the name of religious sensitivities. Talking about Sasidharan’s S Durga, whose name was changed following a huge controversy, the filmmaker said that it was not a film on religion. He defended the title of the film saying he did not hurt the sentiments of any religion by making S Durga.

The BJP, their state governments, and supporters want to cater to fringe groups that carry out blatant attacks on freedom of expression, Prakash Raj said. Responding to a Padmaavat row, Prakash Raj hit out at the BJP saying, “They talk about Rajput pride. I understand if Rajputs of Rajasthan are saying so. But, what it has to do with those in Gujarat? What it has to do with Haryana?

Actor Vishal said, “(With the Supreme Court allowing an uninterrupted release of Padmaavat), justice has prevailed at the end. People working in the film industry look up to autonomous bodies who make the decision on these films and expect justice to be done, he added. Calling the allegation that the filmmakers take the sensitivities of the religious majority community for granted, SK Sasidharan said that this question “is atrocious” and “divisive,” adding, “This is not a question to be neglected. stion does not come from curiosity. It comes from divisionism. This is not a constructive question.

Responding to another question as to why no film is made on other personalities from other religions, Sasidharan said, “I can answer about the film I have made. I have not made films concerning figures from other religions. Even my film is not about religion. Prakash Raj too supported Sasidharan saying that he should not targeted for the film that is not on religion. They (the BJP) have no objection to Durga mutton shop, Durga chicken centre and the like but they have a problem of S Durga because their intent is divisive.

Prakash Raj alleged that after he addressed an event recently, the BJP people came and cleaned the stage with cow urine saying that “I am a beef eater. The actor said, “I did not talk about beef. I asked the BJP minister, who said that the government was there to change the Constitution, a question. And, they connected it with something else. Upping his ante against the BJP and PM Modi, Prakash Raj said, “They call me anti-Hindu but I am anti-Modi, anti-Shah, anti-Hegde (who had made the comment about changing the Constitution). They are not Hindus. People who support killing are not Hindus.

When Gauri Lankesh, my friend was killed, some people celebrated the murder. These were people who were being followed by PM Modi. Then I say those who support violence, killing, are not Hindus,” Prakash Raj said. Whether I have voted for him or not, he is my prime minister. He must speak up against these people. He must pull up his minister for saying that they are here to change the Constitution,” Prakash Raj said.

Dalit activist Kancha Ilaiah said accused the Modi government of playing communal politics saying that while the government drafted the triple talaq Bill, it did not support a PIL in the Supreme Court that seeks every Hindu including Dalits to have a right to become a priest in any temple in the country. Ilaiah rejected the theory that more Dalits are voting for the BJP saying, “The notion of democracy is not about vote only. The question is how after coming to power with whatever vote one got treats the lower strata of society… Why are the poorest of the poor being suppressed? Why are the young Dalits protesting ever since this government has come to power?


I am not anti-Hindu, I am anti-Modi, says actor Prakash Raj

Actor Prakash Raj on Thursday said he was not anti-Hindu as alleged by critics but only anti-Modi.

They say I am anti-Hindu but I say I am anti-Modi, anti-Amit Shah and anti-Hegde,” the actor said at the India Today South conclave in Hyderabad.

He was referring to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, BJP president Amit Shah and BJP leader and Union minister Anant Kumar Hegde.

on a stage to purify it after he had delivered a speech there during an event in Sirsi, Karnataka.

In Hyderabad, Prakash Raj went on to say that those who support “killers” cannot be called Hindus.

He said the Prime Minister remained silent when he appealed to him to speak out after some Modi supporters celebrated the killing of journalist Gauri Lankesh.

A true Hindu cannot support such activity,” said Prakash Raj, a friend of Lankesh.

The actor’s remarks evoked protest from the BJP spokesman in Telangana, Krishna Sagar Rao, who was in the audience.

When you can call me anti-Hindu, I have every right to say you are not Hindu,” he said.


Shocking! Sonam in a bad shape, calls 'this' a con and warns fans

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Sonam Kapoor who was in Kolkata has had a bad experience. No, it has nothing to do with her wedding. It's something serious and has left Sonam in pain.

She took to Twitter a few minutes back and said: "Memory foam mattresses are a con. whole body and neck in bad shape after using them. please don't fall for the marketing bull.

Fans immediately started commenting and expressed concern for the actress. They even thanked her for this information.

International Business Times, India, earlier reported that Sonam Kapoor was spotted shopping at Raj Mahtani's jewellery store in Kolkata on Tuesday. A source told Indian Express that she was accompanied by fashion designer Anamika Khanna. It is known that Raj Mahtani's fine jewellery store is the one stop destination for brides. Speculations also suggest that Anand's mother was also there for shopping.

Well, we all saw mother Sunita Kapoor leaving with daughter Sonam and Rhea for Kolkata a few days back though.

According to SpotboyE. com, Rhea has been planning Sonam Kapoor's honeymoon too. Well, let's wait and watch how Sonam's monsoon wedding comes together. We are excited!

On the professional front, Sonam will be seen in Akshay Kumar's PadMan. The movie is directed by R Balki and also stars Radhika Apte. It is set to hit the screens on January 25, 2018.

And her next will be Shashanka Ghosh's Veere Di Wedding along with Kareena Kapoor Khan, Swara Bhasker and Shikha Talsania. The movie will release on May 18, 2018.

Also, she will be seen in the Dutt biopic which is directed by Rajkumar Hirani and stars Ranbir Kapoor as the protagonist. The film is slated to release on June 29, 2018.


Pics: Cousins Shweta and Naina Bachchan spotted partying together

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New Delhi: Have you ever seen cousins Shweta Bachchan Nanda and Naina Bachchan partying together? Well, they did - at Farah Khan's 54th birthday party. She shared an inside picture, featuring Shweta, Naina, Kunal Kapoor, Malaika Arora, Chunky and Bhavana Panday, Sikander Kher, Sajid Khana and Farah herself. Shweta and Naina stand beside each other and pose for the wonderful picture. My happy birthday was truly happy. My games gang! Why is Shweta behaving so reluctant), Farah captioned her post. While Shweta's answer is awaited, celebs like Rahul Khanna and Sania Mirza have commented on the picture. Photoshop me in," commented Rahul. Abhishek Bachchan, Navya Naveli Nanda (Shweta's daughter), were also spotted at Farah's party, but the duo are missing from the frame.

See the picture which Farah shared.

Shilpa Shetty and Raj Kundra, Karan Johar, Tabu, Mini Mathur and Kabir Khan, Anil Kapoor were all part of Farah's 54th birthday party.

and wrote, "Happy Birthday my Farahbia. Love you loads. Have a superb day.

Naina and Kunal Kapoor, who married in a private ceremony in Seychelles in February 2015, were also photographed at Hrithik Roshan's birthday party on Wednesday evening.

Shweta and Abhishek are Amitabh Bachchan's children with wife Jaya Bachchan. Naina is Big B's younger brother Ajitabh Bachchan's son.

Shweta is married to industrialist Nikhil Nanda and the couple are parents to children - Navya and Agastya. Abhishek married actress Aishwarya Rai Bachchan in 2007 and they together have a daughter Aaradhya, 6.


Sonam spotted shopping for wedding jewellery in Kolkata

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Giving credence to reports of Sonam Kapoor's impending marriage to Delhi-based entrepreneur Anand Ahuja, the Bollywood actor, who will be seen next in PadMan, was on Tuesday spotted shopping at Raj Mahtani's jewellery store in Kolkata. A source tells us she was accompanied by Anand Ahuja's mother and fashion designer Anamika Khanna.

Raj Mahtani's fine jewellery store is the one-stop destination for brides who want to buy outfits (On offer are Manish Malhotra and Anamika Khanna creations) and matching jewellery.

After Anushka Sharma and Virat Kohli took the nation by storm with their 'secret' wedding in Italy, reports emerged that Sonam Kapoor and her rumoured beau Anand Ahuja will tie the knot in April at the Umaid Bhawan Palace, Jodhpur.

When asked about the marriage rumours, Sonam told Pinkvilla, "In my 10 years long career, I have never spoken about my personal life. Veere Di Wedding will release in May and then before that I have Padman and then Dutt too, where do I have time for anything else? I will soon begin shooting for Vidhu Vinod Chopra's next in February, March.

The couple recently welcomed 2018 with a trip to the city of love – Paris. Much to the delight of fans, both Sonam and Anand shared photos of the holiday on their social media handles.

While the two have not accepted their relationship till date, they have been spotted together numerous times and the comfort they share hints at something more than just being best friends. Anand Ahuja has also been an integral part of Sonam Kapoor’s family and has also been seen at some family functions as well.


Movie reviews: Mubarakan

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Bazmee’s latest Mubarakan follows a similar trajectory, with a double-role angle. Separated in childhood, twins, Karan and Charan (both played by Arjun Kapoor) are expected to marry as per their guardians’ wishes, but they are already in love with Sweety (Ileana D’Cruz) and Nafisa (Neha Sharma). here.

Mubarakan is a comedy that revolves around two weddings and a whole lot of confusion. Before the lovebirds can have their nuptials solemnized in a gurudwara, they have to fly though two-and-a-half hours of turmoil caused by familial pressures and mistaken amorous liaisons. here.

Mubarakan is the sort of ensemble comedy that will worryingly remind viewers of Sajid Khan's movies because of its tropes such as the foreign setting, a double role, mixed identities and misunderstandings leading to chaos and confusion and OTT acting (Pavan Raj Malhotra takes the honour here). here.


When Chiru met Pawan Kalyan

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Megastar Chiranjeevi and power star Pawan Kalyan were seen bonding big time at Raj Bhavan in Hyderabad on Sunday night. The selfie featuring mega brothers has gone viral in the social media.

Telangana and Andhra Pradesh Governor Narasimhan hosted a dinner party in honour of President Ram Nath Kovind at Raj Bhavan in Hyderabad. They invited some personalities from the Telugu film industry and Chiranjeevi and Pawan Kalyan were among those prominent celebrities.

Chiranjeevi and Pawan Kalyan were apparently not aware of each other's attendance at this dinner party. The power star was reportedly busy chatting with some politicians, when he saw his brother Chiru. He immediately left the political gallery to sit beside the megastar.

Chiranjeevi and Pawan Kalyan greeted each other and chatted for some time. They were seen bonding big time. Baahubali actor Rana Daggbati and singer Revanth were among other celebs who attended the Governor's dinner party. Revanth, who is a big fan of the mega brothers, took a selfie with them.

Later, Revanth took to his Twitter handle to share his excitement over his selfie with Chiranjeevi and Pawan Kalyan. Besides posting the photo, the singer wrote, "Grateful for where am at ! Excited about where am going ! Along with Mega brothers at rajbhavan. megabrothers #powerstar #megastar #governer #presidentofindia #kcr #chandrababunaidu #singerrevanth #me.

It was a feast for the fans of the mega family to see Chiranjeevi and Pawan Kalyan together in single frame. This selfie was circulated by thousands of the people and it went viral within no time. Many of the fans could not stop thanking Revanth for this photo. A fan named Vamshi Naidu tweeted: "Supb pic @singerrevanth thank u so much. love u #megabrothers.

Whenever Chiranjeevi and Pawan Kalyan pose together for a selfie, it turns out to be a magical moment. It should be recalled here that the power star had taken a selfie with his brother on the stage of the audio launch of his film Sardaar Gabbar Singh. The photo had created a lot of buzz on the social media.


Tamil superstar Vikram’s father passes away

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Actor Chiyaan Vikram's father John Victor, popularly known by his screen name Vinod Raj passed away on Sunday in Chennai. He reportedly died of age-related problems. He was also apparently suffering from heart problem.

Vinod Raj, a native of Paramakudi, has appeared in many movies as a supporting cast in Tamil. He is known for films like Ghilli, Thirupaachi and has also acted in television shows. His wife Rajeshwari was a sub-collector and sister of yesteryear movie star Thyagarajan, who is the father of actor Prashanth.

Besides Vikram, Vinod Raj has a son and daughter. His second son Arvind has settled in Dubai, U. A. E and daughter Anitha is working as a teacher.

The details of Vinod Raj's last rites are still not known.

Vikram did not have a solid start in the industry, despite hailing from a film family. He began his career as a television actor with the Doordarshan series Galatta Kudumbam in 1988. Two years later, he made his debut as a leading man with En Kadhal Kanmani (1990). The film was his first box office disaster in a series of failures that was about to follow. He struggled to find good roles in Tamil, Malayalam and Telugu. Even some of his most appreciated performances fell short of giving him a much-needed break. Between 1990 to 1998, nobody would have foreseen that Vikram would be in the league of superstars like Rajinikanth and Kamal Haasan in future.

He was working as a dubbing artiste. And he caught his first break with director Bala's Sethu in 1999. And he never looked back.

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