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.
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. 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.
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.
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.
Badshah of Bollywood, Shah Rukh Khan who turns 52 today, hosted a grand bash for family and friends at his Alibaug farm house. Guests including, Deepika, Alia, Farah Khan, Karan Johar, Siddharth Malhotra, Malaika, Amrita Singh, Sanjay Kapoor and others arrived at the venue in style. SRK’s daughter Suhana and her best friends once again stole the show!
‘Jab Harry Met Sejal’ starring Shah Rukh Khan and Anushka Sharma makes for a fun watch. This is one served with a dash of humour and lots of travel. Imtiaz Ali well understands the complexities of a romantic relationship. For those of us who have had too much of Ali’s edgy and dark love stories, this one comes as a breath of fresh air. Rummana Ahmed reviews this complete entertainer.
1996 : There was a scene in the film English Babu Desi Mem where Anupam Kher was supposed to lift Shah Rukh. Unfortunately while filming, Shah Rukh Khan fell. Anupam had to lift his leg and hit Shah Rukh on his chest and Shah Rukh ended up with broken ribs!
And with another week come and gone, we are left in awe at the hectic lives of our favourite celebrities. And what an important week it was too. Deepika is meeting Samuel L Jackson, Bipasha Basu is getting married, and Arjun Kapoor is jumping fences. Scroll on as we take a look at the best of Instagram this week and tell you all about what our favourite celebrities have been upto