Bollywood Roundup: Jacqueline Fernandez, Shah Rukh Khan,Vicky Sidana, and more…

Jacqueline Fernandez

Sexual predators are all around us: Jacqueline Fernandez

Mumbai– Actress Jacqueline Fernandez has supported #MeToo movement by saying that gender dialogue is long overdue not just in a film industry but in the society as well. She also feels that sexual predators are present everywhere.

Jacqueline was interacting with media after walking the ramp for brand “Jade” on its 10th anniversary along with Kanika Kapoor on Tuesday, here.

Reacting on #MeToo campaign that has gathered momentum in India especially in Bollywood, Jacqueline said, “It’s very important to remember that the gender dialogue is a conversation that’s a long overdue and let’s not limit it to our film industry. It’s a dialogue which has been long overdue in our society as well. Unfortunately, the sad truth is sexual predators are all around us.”

“They are sometimes in our own household so, we should not deviate from the actual issue which is not entirely about sex but it’s about the power struggle. We really have to stick to the issue and be serious about it if we want solutions and if we want to have safe workplace for everyone and for society.”

SRK calls ‘Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge’ a special journey

Mumbai– Superstar Shah Rukh Khan has called “Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge” a special journey and thanked all the fans for keeping the film’s iconic character Raj and Simran’s story alive.

Shah Rukh Khan

“Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge” completed 23 years of running on October 19, Shah Rukh on Tuesday tweeted: “A special journey that began 23 years ago, goes on even today. Your love has kept Raj and Simran’s story alive on the big screen for 1200 weeks non-stop. Thank u for falling in love with us so unconditionally for so many years!”

The film, which won 10 Filmfare Awards including Best Film, Best Actor, Best Actress and Best Director at the 1996 edition of the ceremony, had also been running for 1,009 uninterrupted weeks at the Maratha Mandir, a single-theatre cinema hall here.

“Dilwale Duhania Le Jayenge” was Aditya Chopra’s maiden film as director.

It starred Kajol alongside SRK, a blockbuster screen pair who appeared opposite each other in several films like “Kuch Kuch Hota Hai”, “Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham…”, “My Name Is Khan” and “Dilwale”.

‘Radha Kyun Gori…’ makers suspend association with Vicky Sidana

Mumbai– “Radha Kyun Gori Main Kyun Kaala” makers have suspended their association with casting director Vicky Sidana, who has been accused of sexual misconduct by actress Kritika Sharma.

Kritika has accused Sidana of trying to rape her in 2013. According to several reports, she has filed an official complaint with the Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of Maharashtra.

Studio 5 Elements, the studio behind “Radha Kyun Gori Main Kyun Kaala”, on Wednesday issued a statement, saying they are distancing themselves from Sidana until a thorough investigation is carried out.

“Studio 5 Elements is committed to creating a safe, healthy and peaceful working environment for women. We strongly believe that anyone found guilty of misconduct should be punished,” the statement read.

“As a production house, we stand by the #MeToo movement and have decided not to work with any proven offenders. Our association with Vicky Sidana will remain held on abeyance until a thorough investigation,” the statement added.

Actress Iulia Vantur will be seen playing the role of a Lord Krishna disciple in the film, which will be directed by Prem R Soni.

One month shoot of ‘Aadat’ completed

The one month shoot of “Aadat” starring Bipasha Basu and her actor husband Karan Singh Grover in London has concluded.

The film’s co-producer Vikram Bhatt took to Twitter and wrote: “We are proud to announce that we have completed 30 days of shooting in ‘London’ for our film ‘Aadat’. Producer Mika singh and Vikram Bhatt. Starring Bipasha Basu, Karan Singh Grover, Sonali Raut, Natasha Suri and Suyyash Rai.”

The movie, directed by Bhushan Patel and scripted by Vikram Bhatt, will be shot in London.

This will be the second time Bipasha and Karan will be seen together. The two were seen together in “Alone” in 2015.

Malaika Arora the realest, beautiful soul: Anusha Dandekar

VJ Anusha has called actress Malaika Arora the most realest, stunning and beautiful soul.

Anusha, who is co-judging the TV show “India’s Next Top Model” with Malaika, wished her on the actress’s 45th birthday.

“Happy Birthday to this gorgeous woman! It is the best to know when you are inspired by someone and they are exactly how you imagined and even more! Then you get to work with them and they are beyond! To the realest, most stunning, beautiful soul. So easy to love you inside out!”

Malaika was last seen on the silver screen in a song from Vishal Bhardwaj’s latest release “Patakha”. (IANS)


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