Bollywood Roundup: Dia Mirza, Priyanka, Ravish Desai, Sonam Kapoor

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Sonam Kapoor (Photo: Facebook)

Change happens with collective voice: Dia Mirza

Mumbai– Actress-activist Dia Mirza has lauded the 75th Golden Globe Awards ceremony for highlighting issues that matter to drive change.

“This is how change happens! When a collective voice of reason unites to speak and stand by the truth. What a powerful, meaningful

Dia Mirza

Golden Globes! Times Up, Me too. Oprah, thank you for speaking for every woman,” Dia tweeted on Monday.

The awards ceremony, held in Los Angeles on Sunday night, saw several celebrities speak up against sexual harassment and gender inequality — issues that have been raging in Hollywood in recent times. Celebrities also chose to flaunt all-black ensembles and wore ‘Time’s Up’ badges to signify a silent protest.

Oprah Winfrey, who became the first black woman to receive the Cecil B. DeMille award, delivered a rousing speech calling for a world free of sexual abusers where nobody ever has to say ‘Me too’ again.

Priyanka Chopra supports Time’s Up campaign

New York– Even if actress Priyanka Chopra was not at the 75th Golden Globe Awards, it didn’t stop her from lending support to the Time’s Up campaign by sporting an all-black ensemble.

Priyanka Chopra

The actress took to Instagram to shared a photograph of herself in an all-black ensemble — much like what was flaunted by Hollywood’s Who’s Who at the awards gala on Sunday in Los Angeles.

She captioned it: “Today we wear black. Wherever you are, whoever you are, whatever you’re doing… join us. Time’s Up. Why we wear black.”

The Golden Globe Awards event saw most celebrities in black ensembles, signifying a silent protest against the spate of sexual harassment scandals that have rocked Hollywood. Putting out the message louder were black-and-white ‘Time’s Up’ pins.

The colour black was chosen as a way for the movie and TV industry to make a statement against a pervasive culture of misconduct.

The Time’s Up campaign is a coalition of 300 Hollywood women-actors, directors, producers, writers, agents and entertainment executives-who have also established a $13 million legal defence fund to provide support for women and men who have experienced sexual harassment or abuse in the workplace.

Ravish Desai excited to romance wife on-screen

Mumbai– Television actor Ravish Desai is excited about a chance to work with his real wife Mugdha Chaphekar on reel.

They will feature together on BIG Magic’s show “Kunwara Hai Par Humara Hai”.

“I am excited and happy at the same time. I am glad that this opportunity came our way where I and Mugdha are working together again,” Ravish said in a statement.

Mugdha said: “This is the first time that after getting married, Ravish and I will be sharing the screen space together. There could have been no better start to the new year.”

Want to do good work: Sonam Kapoor

Mumbai– Actress Sonam Kapoor, who is gearing up for the release of her forthcoming film “Pad Man”, says that she wants to do good work and be a part of good films.

Recipient of Special Mention Award at the 64th National Awards for her role in the 2016 film “Neerja”, Sonam was asked if she thinks “Pad Man” would help her achieve another National Award and she said: “I don’t do films for awards, I just want to do good work and be part of good films.”

Sonam, along with Akshay Kumar, was present on the set of Grand Finale of Zee Marathi’s Show “Sa Re Ga Ma Pa” on Sunday to promote “Pad Man”.

During the media interaction, Sonam also revealed that she will be shooting for Vidhu Vinod Chopra’s film after which she will start her next film “Zoya factor”.

“I am going to shoot in February, March and April for Vinod (Chopra) Uncle’s production. Then I will start preparing for ‘Zoya Factor’,” she said.

“Also there are three releases this year, first ‘Pad Man’ this month, then ‘Veere Di Wedding’ in May and then Dutt biopic, so I will be busy with films. So, there is no time for other plans.” said Sonam.

Talking about Marathi cinema, Sonam said she is glad that the industry is being recognised for its worth.

“Marathi films and songs have become very trendy right now. But people aren’t aware of the years of hard work and quality work that happened earlier. But I am so glad that it has become so popular now that even we have to come and promote our films on the Marathi platform,” she said.

Directed by R. Balki, “Pad Man” is scheduled to release worldwide on January 26. (IANS)

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