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Javed Akhtar slams Yash Chopra’s Jab Tak Hai Jaan for wrong take on feminism: ‘Woman says she’ll sleep with…’ | Bollywood

Javed Akhtar slams Yash Chopra’s Jab Tak Hai Jaan for wrong take on feminism: ‘Woman says she’ll sleep with…’ | Bollywood

Jul 25, 2024 02:41 PM IST

Jab Tak Hai Jaan starred Shah Rukh Khan, Katrina Kaif and Anushka Sharma in lead roles. The film was produced by Aditya Chopra and released in 2012.

Javed Akhtar did not mince his words in a recent interview, and talked at length about the portrayal of modern Indian women in Cinema. The veteran lyricist and screenwriter was in conversation for an episode of Be A Man, Yaar! when he took the example of Yash Chopra‘s Jab Tak Hai Jaan, and called out a dialogue spoken by a female character in the film. (Also read: Javed Akhtar’s furious reply to troll who called his father ‘gaddar’: ‘Your baap dada were licking boots of Angrez’)

Javed Akhtar talked at length about Yash Chopra’s Jab Tak Hai Jaan.

What Javed said

Javed began, “Ek picture thi Yash Chopra saab ki, Jab Tak Hai Jaan. Usme ek dialogue he from one of the heroines, ‘Mein duniya mein jitni nationalities hein, har nationality ke ek admi ke ladke ke saath sone ke baad shaadi karungi!’ Arre bhai tu itni mehnat kyu karegi? Tu empowered hain? Tu modern hain? Tu cool hain? Tu forward thinking hain? Maan jaate hei na… itni mehnat karne ki zaroorat nahi hain tumko! Bahoot nationalities hain duniya mein us chakkar mein mat paro (There was a Yash Chopra film named Jab Tak Hai Jaan, in which there is a dialogue where one of the heroines says that I will marry you after I sleep with one man from all the nationalities. But why would you do so much hard work? Are you empowered and modern and cool? We agree so you let go of that hard work. There are a lot of nationalities).”

Is dialogue ka kya matlab hain?

He went on to add, “Ab ye kya hain? Is dialogue ka kya matlab hain? Kahan aa rahi hain? Yash Chopra ki film mein (What is this dialogue doing in a Yash Chopra film)! Because they want to fake that this is an empowered girl. They are not very clear what is an empowered girl so they are exaggerating.” Javed added that the filmmakers today are still confused about the idea of a modern Indian woman.

Jab Tak Hai Jaan was the last film of Yash Chopra, and was released in 2012 after his death. The romantic drama starred Shah Rukh Khan, Katrina Kaif and Anushka Sharma.

Javed’s last movie as a lyricist was Kho Gaye Hum Kahan.

What`s troubling Priyanka Chopra? Fans rally as hubby Nick Jonas comforts

What`s troubling Priyanka Chopra? Fans rally as hubby Nick Jonas comforts

Priyanka Chopra is feeling worn out after a busy filming schedule in Australia for her new movie, “The Bluff.” On Thursday, she posted a video on Instagram showing herself looking tired after work. Her fans are sending her supportive messages.

The video shows Priyanka in a car with damp hair, as if she just got out of the shower. She filmed herself looking tired, rubbing her face, but still managing to keep a soft smile. She captioned the video, “Just feeling it today #staymotivated.”

Even Priyanka`s husband, singer Nick Jonas, seemed to show his support in a subtle way. He posted an old photo of the two of them from a photoshoot and captioned it, “Damn.”

Fans worry for Priyanka Chopra`s mental health:

About Priyanka Chopra recently

Actor Priyanka Chopra, who is currently shooting her next movie `Bluff,` recently shared a glimpse of homemade food made by her mother. Taking to her Instagram account on Tuesday, Priyanka shared a picture showing a bowl of palak paneer and a plate of naan.

Along with the picture, the `Barfi` actor wrote, “When you come home to mom after a long day`s shoot,” followed by a red-heart eye emoji, and tagged her mother @drmadhuakhourichopra.

Priyanka recently spent time on a cruise in Queensland, Australia, where she enjoyed whale watching with her mother Madhu Chopra and daughter Malti Marie.

The `Desi Girl` posted a bunch of pictures and videos on Instagram and wrote, “Whale watching made so much fun and easy. Thank you @queensland and @seaworldcruises. Special shout out to Kaelan and Lauren!.”

The mother-daughter duo could be seen enjoying watching whales and posing for cameras on the cruise. Priyanka was seen donning a purple shirt teamed with matching pants, a black t-shirt and crop top. Malti was dressed in flowery jacket and sported two ponies.

On the work front:

Meanwhile, on the work front, Priyanka has exciting projects in the pipeline. She is set to star in `Heads of State` alongside John Cena and Idris Elba, as well as in `The Bluff,` directed by Frank E Flowers, which also features actor Karl Urban.

`The Bluff` is set in the 19th-century Caribbean and follows the story of a former female pirate, played by Priyanka, who must protect her family when the sins of her past catch up to her. The film has been produced by Russo Brothers` banner AGBO Studios and Amazon MGM Studios. 

(With inputs from ANI)

10 years of Kick: When Nawazuddin Siddiqui credited Salman Khan

10 years of Kick: When Nawazuddin Siddiqui credited Salman Khan

On the occasion of 10 years of Kick, we got our hands off an old interview of Nawazuddin Siddiqui, who played the antagonist in the Salman Khan starrer. Nawazuddin’s portrayal of ‘Devi Gajra’, a gangster known for making a peculiar noise after every dialogue he mouthed in the film, grabbed the audience`s attention, which eventually led to a meme fest over the years. 

In a previous interview with The Times of India, Nawazuddin Siddiqui expressed his gratitude for the tremendous response to his role in `Kick`, giving much credit to Salman Khan. Siddiqui, known for his versatile performances, revealed that he was truly flattered by the appreciation his character received from both audiences and critics.

Nawazuddin had said, “I thought people may not even notice me. Itna jyaada appreciate karenge, aisa nahi socha tha. What can I say to this? It`s a huge compliment. I am flattered. This brilliant response will help my small budget films. At a private screening, Salman warmly hugged me and appreciated my work. I owe this to him as it`s because of Salman that I was able to reach out to a wider audience.”

The actor further highlighted the collaborative effort behind the scenes, acknowledging the director Sajid Nadiadwala for his vision and support throughout the filmmaking process. `Kick`, released in 2014, marked Nadiadwala`s directorial debut and became a blockbuster at the box office, crossing the coveted 200 crore mark. Today, the film completes 10 years of its release, celebrating every aspect of the film, cast, and the makers that contributed to the film’s success.

The film also gave a blockbuster music album where almost all the songs are superhit, be it ‘Jumme Ki Raat,’ ‘Hangover,’ or ‘Yaar Naa Miley.’ Be it a party, emotional, love, or celebration, the music of the film has it all to serve it all.

‘Kick’ was Salman’s first film to enter the Rs 200 Crore club and emerged as one of the biggest blockbusters of 2014. Grossing over Rs 402 Cr. worldwide and over Rs 232 Cr. net domestically in India, the film became the 22nd highest-grossing Indian film of all time.

Moreover, now, Salman fans are eagerly waiting for its sequel. The makers announced the film’s sequel back in 2020.

(With inputs from ANI)

Priyanka Chopra’s post about feeling low gets fans concerned for her, Nick Jonas ‘subtly’ shows support | Bollywood

Priyanka Chopra’s post about feeling low gets fans concerned for her, Nick Jonas ‘subtly’ shows support | Bollywood

Jul 25, 2024 12:53 PM IST

Priyanka Chopra shares video showing fatigue during hectic shoot schedule in Australia for The Bluff, fans send messages of support.

Priyanka Chopra is feeling not her best after weeks of hectic shoot schedule in Australia for her upcoming movie, The Bluff. On Thursday, she took to Instagram to share a video of herself, looking fatigued after work. Her fans are sending her messages of support.

Priyanka Chopra has had a busy bunch of few weeks lately.

Priyanka feeling exhausted with shoot?

The video shows Priyanka in a car with her hair damp, as if she just stepped out of the shower. She filmed a video of herself, looking tired and rubbing her face but always keeping a soft smile intact. She wrote with the video, “Just feeling it today #staymotivated.”

Fans of the actor were concerned about her after watching the video. “She works so much. Girl needs a break after this movie shoot. I hope she can take some time before Citadel starts,” wrote another. “You’re strong keep it up,” commented another. A fan also wrote, “Hang in there. One step at a time, one day at a time…”

Fans and Nick’s support for PC

Offering words off support, a fan wrote, “May you feel the love of all those who love you, Priyanka. For what it’s worth when I feel like you seem to be feeling I love going home and curling up in bed and having a really big cry, we don’t always have to be strong. On a happy note – I saw your husband Nicks’ movie last night ‘The Good Half’ Very charming, I live in Cleveland so that was really fun, A sweet charming film. I think Nick did a very good job. I’m sure you are very proud of Nick. Take care, my very favourite actress in the entire world…”

Even Priyanka’s husband, singer Nick Jonas seemed to subtly show his support. He shared a random throwback picture of the two of them from a photoshoot and simply wrote, “Damn.”

Priyanka is currently shooting for The Bluff in Australia. Set in the 19th-century Caribbean and follows the story of a former female pirate, played by Priyanka, who must protect her family when the sins of her past catch up to her.

The film has been produced by Russo Brothers’ banner AGBO Studios and Amazon MGM Studios.

Her daughter Malti Marie is also with her in Australia.

Phir Aayi Hasseen Dillruba trailer: Fans call Taapsee’s laal saree a red flag as Vikrant and Sunny go crazy in love

Phir Aayi Hasseen Dillruba trailer: Fans call Taapsee’s laal saree a red flag as Vikrant and Sunny go crazy in love

Jul 25, 2024 12:18 PM IST

Sunny Kaushal is the new Woh between Pati Vikrant Massey and Patni Taapsee Pannu in Phir Aayi Hasseen Dillruba. But Jimmy Sheirgill’s entry is dropping jaws

Three years ago writer Kanika Dhillon introduced the world to a loyal husband turned passionate lover Rishu, played by Vikrant Massey, and a feisty wife named Rani portrayed by Taapsee Pannu in Haseen Dillruba (2021). Harshvardhan Rane added just the right amount of tadka in this love story. In the end, we got a major twist and learnt how there’s a very thin line between love and madness in this universe. Now with Harshvardhan aka Neel out, the pati and patni are returning to our lives with Phir Aayi Hasseen Dillruba. But there’s a new ‘woh’ between them this time, along with Neel’s chacha on Rani’s tail.

Glimpses from Phir Aayi Hasseen Dillruba trailer


The trailer of Phir Aayi Hasseen Dillruba is here and with it comes a lot of new twists! Rani and Rishu are still together, or at least they try to be while the police are hell-bent on proving Taapsee guilty for murder. The new entry in the story is Sunny Kaushal as the sweet Abhimanyu. In the first part of the film, Rani was a bored housewife who thought she found love in Neel. But this time, she already has Rishu. What will happen when she once again looks for love outside her marriage? Well, apart from this mystery, another massive twist is the entry of Neel’s chacha Mrityunjay aka Jimmy Sheirgill. This is one mega surprise no fan saw coming!


Fans just can’t get enough of the twists and the stellar star cast. In the comment section below, many have shared their thoughts on the trailer. For instance, one social media user shared, “Rani Ji lal saree pehen k Red Flag hone ka jikr kar rahi hai.. 🌹”, while another internet user stated: “Etna Kuch hone k bad bhi Rani baaz nahe ayi 😂😂.” Referring to Vikrant calling Rani’s character ‘Bachchalan’ in the trailer, another netizen shared, “Badchalan aurat ko firse ho gaya pyar, Is baar dusra haath v unkhaad ke fenka jayega 😂.” Celebrating Jimmy’s entry into the film, a fan gushed, “Jimmy shergill out of syllabus😍😍”, whereas another comment read: “Yeh jo JIMMY SHEIRGILL aa gye hain na.. ab to mazzzaaa aayega na bhiduuuu😀😀😀.” A third fan shared, “I am only here for NEEL KE CHACHAAAA📢📢❤️❤️.”

Well, we can’t wait to meet the Hasseen Dillruba and her deewane when the film arrives on OTT on August 9. Taapsee and Vikrant along with Jimmy and Sunny have truly left us wanting more with their convincing performances!

Rani and Rishu are back! ‘Phir Aayi Hasseen Dillruba’ promises more twists

Rani and Rishu are back! ‘Phir Aayi Hasseen Dillruba’ promises more twists

Rani and Rishu are back, and their tumultuous journey continues in Phir Aayi Hasseen Dillruba. Directed by the visionary Jayprad Desai, and written and co-produced by Kanika Dhillon, the film promises to go deeper into the lives of the star-crossed lovers, played by Taapsee Pannu and Vikrant Massey. Produced by Aanand L Rai’s Colour Yellow Productions and Bhushan Kumar’s T-Series Films, this sequel to Netflix’s hit romance pulpy thriller Haseen Dillruba is sure to have the audience on the edge of their seats.

The newly released trailer gives a sneak peek as Rani and Rishu attempt to leave their troubled past behind, only to find themselves ensnared in a web of new challenges. As they try to live a peaceful life, the arrival of new faces, including the enigmatic Abhimanyu portrayed by Sunny Kaushal, throws their plans into disarray. 

Adding fuel to the fire is Officer Mritunjay or Montu Chacha, played by Jimmy Shergill, a new ace cop with a personal vendetta, dead set on exposing their web of lies. With the police force back on their trail, the couple resorts to their old, twisted ways to be together, questioning whom they can trust in a world where danger lurks at every corner. The mystery continues as the question on everyone’s minds remains: To what extent will one go for love? 

Speaking on reprising her role in the film, Taapsee Pannu shares, “Reuniting with Rani feels like coming home, and I`m thrilled to dive back into her world again. The immense love and support I received for this film is overwhelming. Kanika has once again crafted a phenomenal arc for Rani, pushing the character to new depths. This time around, audiences will witness a Rani who is fiercer, more passionate, and even more complex. Director Jayprad Desai has done complete justice in bringing out these complexities on screen. She`s a woman who will stop at nothing for love, and I can`t wait for everyone to experience her journey.”

Vikrant Massey echoes her sentiments, emphasizing the depth of his character: “Rishu is more than just a character to me; he`s a complex individual caught in a whirlwind of emotions. Reprising this role has been a fulfilling journey. If you thought you knew Rishu, prepare to be surprised. The sequel delves deeper into his psyche, exploring his vulnerabilities and strengths in ways we haven`t seen. The story takes unexpected turns, and I`m confident audiences will be captivated by the wild ride that awaits them.”

Sunny Kaushal, thrilled to join the cast, adds, “Joining the universe of Phir Aayi Hasseen Dillruba has been an incredible opportunity. The first film created a unique world that left audiences wanting more and certainly did leave  an indelible mark on them. Being able to add my own color to that canvas is by far one of the most exciting experiences. I have always loved the works of Taapsee, Vikrant, and Jimmy sir and sharing the screen with such talented actors is an absolute privilege. It`s a beautifully gripping script. Portraying Abhimanyu has been immensely rewarding and a great learning experience. Can`t wait for the audience to meet him too.”

Jimmy Shergill, discussing his role as Officer Mritunjay, remarks, “Playing Officer Mritunjay, a character who tries to piece this mysterious puzzle, is a challenge I’ve relished. Working alongside such a talented cast and crew has been fantastic. The script is a masterclass in pulp and suspense, and I`m confident that the audience will be transported to Rani and Rishu’s world from the very beginning.”

Phir Aayi Hasseen Dillruba promises a rollercoaster of emotions, with bridges built, burned, and jumped off in pursuit of love and survival. Join Rishu and Rani on their arduous journey in Phir Aayi Hasseen Dillruba, streaming exclusively on Netflix on August 9.

SRK returns to Mumbai wearing a Rs 8.6 lakh luxury bag on his shoulder

SRK returns to Mumbai wearing a Rs 8.6 lakh luxury bag on his shoulder

Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan, who jetted off to the UK a day after attending Anant Ambani and Radhika Merchant’s grand wedding, is finally back in the bay. The actor was spotted with his wife Gauri Khan and younger son AbRam Khan at Mumbai airport in the wee hours of Thursday. 

Shah Rukh looked stylish as always. He sashayed in a black shirt with blue jeans, while Gauri kept it chic in a white co-ord set, a blazer, and a cap. AbRam looked cute in a blue co-ord set. However, what grabbed the eyeballs of the fashion police was the luxury bag that Shah Rukh had on his shoulder. 

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Shah Rukh accessorized his look with the Hac a Dos backpack by Hermes. Touted as a men’s essential, the brand’s website describes it as perfect for everyday use. “It draws on the roots of the iconic Haut a Courroies line, with the leather polishing, the hand-stitching, the straps, and the turn clasp closing. Available in two sizes, and with a wide adjustable shoulder strap, it offers agile carrying, both on the back and on the side,” its synopsis read. The bag retails at approximately Rs 8,64,354. 

Shah Rukh Khan will next be seen in `King` alongside Suhana Khan and Abhishek Bachchan. Rumour has it that Suhana’s second film is inspired by the English language French production, ‘Leon: The Professional’ (1994). 

It has been tentatively titled ‘King’. The original film revolves around a professional hitman who reluctantly takes in a twelve-year-old after her family is murdered by a corrupt official. The two form an unusual relationship, as she becomes his protégée and learns to be like him. 

Director Sujoy Ghosh is adapting the revenge drama, with Shah Rukh Khan playing a role that was essayed by Jean Reno and Suhana stepping into Natalie Portman’s shoes. 

“Though Shah Rukh’s character is like a mentor to Suhana’s, the interpersonal dynamics, other aspects, and treatment will be altered keeping Indian sentiments in mind,” a source informed 

SRK will also be seen sharing screen space with Salman Khan in `Tiger vs Pathaan`. The film will reportedly have Tiger (Salman) locking horns with Pathaan, played by Shah Rukh Khan. It will mark their full-fledged collaboration after `Karan Arjun`. An official announcement regarding the project is still awaited.

Abhay Deol makes ‘controversial’ statement about his sexuality: ‘I have embraced all experiences in my life’ | Bollywood

Abhay Deol makes ‘controversial’ statement about his sexuality: ‘I have embraced all experiences in my life’ | Bollywood

Jul 25, 2024 10:18 AM IST

Abhay Deol was asked about his sexuality, when he refused to put it in a box and said ‘it’s not something that can be defined’.

Abhay Deol has played a wide range of characters over the years, but what’s most noteworthy is how many of roles in films like Dev D and Oye Lucky! Lucky Oye! defied stereotypes. He spoke about the same in an interview with The Dirty Magazine. The actor also spoke about being ‘politically incorrect’. Moreover, he was asked how he ‘perceives sexuality’ when discussing his comeback film Bun Tikki by ‘a non-binary, openly queer director, Faraz Arif Ansari’. Also read: Abhay Deol shows his butt in ‘cheeky’ pictures from the bedroom, fans say ‘the camera is pregnant now’

Abhay Deol talks about his sexuality. (Photo courtesy: The Dirty Magazine)

‘In my opinion we are all they/them’

Abhay said, “As a spectrum. I refuse the Western way of identifying sexuality because it’s so black and white. The Eastern approach is so different, it recognises the whole of us. I don’t define my sexuality, and this might sound controversial but for me it’s not something that I think can be defined.”

He added that in his opinion ‘we are all they/them’, saying, “I think it’s more for the other person’s comfort, so that they can put you in a box, neatly slot you. Why should I define myself in Western terms? I have embraced all experiences in my life and I continue to do so. I don’t know how to label that, I don’t want to label that. All of us have a masculine and feminine within us, so in my opinion we are all they/them.”

On masculinity

In the same interview, Abhay spoke about how he sees masculinity as ‘the ability to make people feel safe and included’. As a man, he said he feels like a ‘protector and provider’. Having said that, the actor admitted that he would ‘happily give up his sense of taking charge and leading to a woman too if she wanted to take charge and lead’.

The actor also said he was not ‘hiding’, but spends most of his time at his Goa home. He added that over the last nine years, he has also been spending a lot of time in Los Angeles, which is good because he is ‘anonymous there’.

Abhay will soon be seen with Shabana Azmi, Zeenat Aman and Lin Laishram in Bun Tikki.

Emraan Hashmi reveals he stopped buying his wife handbag every time he kissed onscreen: ‘You know how much they cost…’ | Bollywood

Emraan Hashmi reveals he stopped buying his wife handbag every time he kissed onscreen: ‘You know how much they cost…’ | Bollywood

Jul 25, 2024 09:29 AM IST

Emraan Hashmi said he ended up getting his wife a handbag for every onscreen kiss he did until some time ago. He stopped because of how expressive they were.

Emraan Hashmi once spoke about being sick of the serial kisser tag after he became known as ‘the guy who was kissing all his heroines’. In a recent interview with NDTV, the actor was asked about his onscreen kisses, and if he still follows the ‘rule’ of buying wife Parveen Shahani a handbag to compensate for kissing in films. Also read: When Emraan Hashmi called Murder co-star Mallika Sherawat a bad kisser on Koffee With Karan

Emraan Hashmi reveals he would buy Parveen Shahani a handbag every time he kissed in a film; here’s why he stopped. (File Photo)

‘Thankfully that rule is not there anymore ‘

When asked if he’s ever ‘kissed on screen and enjoyed it’, Emraan said, “I have.” But he refused to reveal his co-star’s name as his ‘wife was seeing this’. The actor was then asked about him buying his wife a handbag after his kissing scenes.

He responded with, “Yeah that was way back! Thankfully that rule is not there anymore because my bank balance would have ended. You know how much handbags cost these days?!” The actor also responded to a question about ‘kissing on screen and hating it’. Emraan said he’s never ‘hated’ doing any of his onscreen kisses as it is ‘just his job’.

‘I don’t tell her about the scenes’

In a 2012 interview with Hindustan Times, Emraan had spoken about his wife’s reaction to seeing his intimate scenes in films . He had said, “I don’t tell her about the scenes. I do tell her about the films I’m doing. She doesn’t hear about it in detail. She is a film buff but she is not struck by glamour. She has her own life… she might have issues but she understands that it’s my professional requirement. She is non-interfering.”

‘The deal is I take her shopping’

During an appearance on Koffee With Karan in 2014, Emraan had revealed how Parveen reacted to his intimate scenes in Murder. Parveen, who was apparently unaware of the scenes, dug her nails into Emraan’s skin, and after the film ended, the actor had several nail marks on his arm.

He had said, “In the first seat my wife digging her nails into my hand like ‘what the hell have you done and you haven’t prepared me for this and what are you doing because this is not Bollywood’. When the hands came off, there were four jabs… I was injured…I was bleeding.”

Emraan added, “She hasn’t accepted it (this side of his job). We have hit a common ground. Right now there is a deal that we have… The deal is I take her shopping and she probably swipes the card close to seven-digit numbers.”

Emraan was last seen in the web series, Showtime, streaming on Disney+ Hotstar.

Shraddha, Tamannaah slay in red at launch of `Stree 2` song `Aaj Ki Raat`

Shraddha, Tamannaah slay in red at launch of `Stree 2` song `Aaj Ki Raat`

`Aaj Ki Raat`, the first song from the upcoming horror-comedy film ‘Stree 2’ starring Shraddha Kapoor and Rajkummar Rao, was unveiled in Mumbai on Wednesday evening.

Actresses Tamannaah Bhatia and Shraddha Kapoor, who were present at the event, twined in red outfits. While Tamannaah makes a guest appearance in the song, Shraddha is set to reprise her role as a mysterious lady in `Stree 2` which is the sequel to the 2018 hit ‘Stree’.

Throughout the promotional phase, Shraddha has embraced her character`s essence with a consistent braided hairstyle, a subtle yet significant nod to her on-screen persona. 

At the `Aaj Ki Raat` song launch, she continued this trend, exuding an aura of mystique and allure that complemented her role perfectly.

Meanwhile, Tamannaah brought her own brand of elegance to the event, donning a red saree paired with a corset top. Tamannaah`s ensemble at the song launch combined traditional grace with contemporary flair, making her a vision of sophistication.

Directed by Amar Kaushik, the film marks the fifth instalment in the Maddock Supernatural Universe. It also stars Pankaj Tripathi, Abhishek Banerjee, and Aparshakti Khurana in key roles.

Produced by Dinesh Vijan and Jyoti Deshpande under the banner of Maddock Films and Jio Studios, the film is scheduled for theatrical release on August 15.

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