* HUL’s move has been met with both appreciation, and scepticism of whether it would really work in a country which equates fairness with beauty and even success. * Walk into any salon or shop in India, especially in the smaller towns, and its shelves are full of skin lightening creams and fairness treatment options.
Karan Arjun was the last hurrah of the 90s masala multi-starrers before Bollywood discovered a new language at the turn of the century. Here are some interesting facts about the reincarnation-revenge drama.
In 1969, 'Aradhna' and 'Do Raaste' released within 3 months of each other. Both went on to be blockbusters and were the two biggest grossers of the year. The connecting link between the two was Rajesh Khanna, the leading man.
Few brave-hearts exist who venture out to explore the grim world of acid attack victims. One such warrior is UNESCO Leadership Award winner Ria Sharma. She is the founder of Make Love Not Scars (MLNS), an organisation that actively supports survivors of acid attacks physically and mentally, and campaigns to raise awareness on the issue. Ria is also the author of the book by the same name ‘Make Love Not Scars’, which is a sincere attempt at summing up her own uphill journey into the world of acid attack victims and also platform to unveil the spine-chilling stories of victims for the world to know and acknowledge.
Shah Rukh Khan recently came under fire for a photograph that his wife Gauri Khan had posted where the superstar is seen, along with their son AbRam, wearing Native American war bonnets. Khan was accused of cultural appropriation, and a Twitter user reminded Khan that since the feathers on the headgear needed to be earned as per Native American cultural, Khan should not be wearing them.
A post that is going viral on various social media platforms quotes Bollywood star Shah Rukh Khan as saying, “I’ll leave the country if Pakistanis artists are banned.” This has been shared on many Facebook pages, and by several users, and has also appeared on Twitter. The relations between India and Pakistan have deteriorated drastically ever since the Pulwama attack in which more than 40 CRPF jawans were killed. In the wake of the dreadful attack, All India Cine Workers Association announced a total ban on Pakistani actors and artists working in the Indian film industry on February 18, 2019.
For someone who has stayed a loyal and unconditional SRK fan for the better part of her life, it was heartbreaking for me to see another year end without a blockbuster from the actor. The brilliance of Shah Rukh’s performance needs no mentioning. Unlike Salman Khan, an actor who thrives on his fans belonging to the masses, fans who have limited their world to ‘bhai’, Shah Rukh has a mixed demography of admirers. We have grown and matured over the years.
Shah Rukh Khan stareer ‘Zero’, directed by Aanand L Rai, has released on December 21, 2018. The movie was carrying high expectations as it is the first time Shah Rukh and Rai have collaborated for a movie. Its promos were quite well received and a couple ofsongs also caught up.
Move over brides of 2018, Katrina is right back on top of the hotness metre with this number– ‘Husn Paracham’ from ‘Zero’.
There are fans of SRK, and then there are ultimate fans of SRK. On Shah Rukh Khan's birthday, here’s our 25th quiz to test you on your knowledge of Bollywood's only Baadshah. We bring you a quiz that is not as easy as it seems. Three lucky winners stand to win gift vouchers worth Rs 5,000 each, if they get the answers right!
Actresses Shilpa Shetty and Richa Chadda have been in the news recently for their encounters with what they perceived as ‘racist’ behaviour in foreign lands. Here are some past instances of Bollywood stars being subjected to racism, both inside and outside the country.
Suhana Khan’s Vogue cover garnered a lot of attention, unfortunately, the reasons were not what we would have liked them to be. The teen received much criticism and turned into a butt of cruel jokes by netizens, for no particular fault of hers – unless, you count being born to a sinfully successful celebrity as an offense.It’s quite unsettling to see, children of those whom we have showered with unconditional love through the years, become the target of our scorn. Nepotism will remain a significant aspect of the industry, but our makers are not totally averse to the idea of casting outsiders – Anushka Sharma, Deepika Padukone and Vidya Balan are the top contenders on this list of outsiders who made it big.We all knew that it’s just a matter of time before Shah Rukh Khan’s daughter takes over the silver screen. So why this puzzled response?
Sanju, one of the most-awaited films of the year, is finally here and fans can’t stop praising Ranbir Kapoor for his brilliant portrayal of Sanjay Dutt. On the box office front, trade analysts are expecting the film to cross the 100 crore mark in the first week itself.Through Sanju, directed by Rajkumar Hirani, we take a dive into the triumphs, trauma and relationships in Dutt’s life, making it an honest portrayal of the flawed person that he is, without trying to justify all that he has done. Much like Sanjay Dutt, there are also a number of brilliant actors who are equally deserving of biopics. We take a look at 11 such actors whose life stories we would love to watch.Images credit: Wikimedia Commons, Bollywoodhungama.com
Through his social initiative Paani Foundation, Aamir Khan has been urging students across the country to volunteer a day during their holidays for the cause of water conservation in the drought-stricken villages of Maharashtra. On Labour Day, Khan and his team at the Foundation will mobilise around 2 lakh people from the cities and take them across to villages in Maharashtra to volunteer for a day. Khan and his wife, director Kiran Rao, are gearing up to cover 4000 villages through their water conservation programme.With the power and position that Bollywood celebrities command, comes great responsibilities. While some misuse this power, displaying arrogance, many others have used it for the greater good. We take a look at celebrities who have lent their voices, time, efforts and money to support the social and environmental causes that they care about:
Despite all this, ‘King Khan’, the sobriquet bestowed upon SRK, walks away with the crown for being the most ‘consistent’ superstar. Shah Rukh made his debut with ‘Deewana’ in 1992 and the movie became a runaway hit.