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Kader Khan to be laid to rest in Canada

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Veteran Bollywood actor Kader Khan who breathed his last on Monday, will be laid to rest on Thursday at a cemetery in Canada. Kader died after a prolonged illness at the age of 81.

“The last rites will be performed here in Canada as we have our entire family here. He is going to be buried at approximately 2:30 pm as per Canadian time at Meadowvale cemetery,” Kader’s son Sarfaraz said.

Born in Kabul, Khan made his acting debut in 1973 with Rajesh Khanna’s “Daag” and has featured in over 300 films. He wrote dialogues for over 250 movies. Before becoming an actor, he had written dialogues for Randhir Kapoor-Jaya Bachchan’s “Jawani Diwani”. As a screenwriter, Khan frequently collaborated with Manmohan Desai and Prakash Mehra. His films with Desai include “Dharam Veer”, “Ganga Jamuna Saraswati”, “Coolie”, “Desh Premee”, “Suhaag”, “Parvarish” and “Amar Akbar Anthony” and films with Mehra include “Jwalamukhi”, “Sharaabi”, “Lawaaris”, “Muqaddar Ka Sikandar”.

Kader is survived by his wife Hajra, son Sarfaraz, daughter-in-law and grandchildren

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Kareena Kapoor Khan denies ‘eyeing political future’

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Kareena Kapoor Khan recently dismissed rumours that she is eyeing a future in politics after it was speculated that Congress leaders are trying to woo her to contest in Lok Sabha polls.

Kareena was quoted in Hindustan Times saying, “There is no truth to these reports. I have not been approached for this whatsoever. My focus is and only will be movies.”

Earlier, Indian media house NDTV had reported that Bhopal Congress Corporator Yogendra Singh Chauhan wrote a letter to party president Rahul Gandhi claiming that the Veere Di Wedding star could be the perfect candidate.

“If Kareena Kapoor fights from Bhopal, we can hope to snatch the seat long held by the BJP,” the report quoted Chauhan as saying.

On the movie front, Kareena’s upcoming film, Good News will be released on September 6. The movie is directed by Raj Mehta and produced by Karan Johar. Kareena will also reportedly play Shah Jehan’s daughter Jahanara Begum in Karan’s period epic, Takht.

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Farhan Akhtar, Rakeysh Mehra reunite for ‘Toofan’

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Bollywood actor, writer Farhan Akhtar, who earlier collaborated with director Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra six years ago for Bhaag Milkha Bhaag joined hands yet again for another sports-drama.

The movie titled Toofan is reportedly going to be a story about a boxer, in which Farhan is going to play the role of the boxer. The film will also feature Dangal girl Zaira Wasim in a key role. More details about the movie and the cast are yet to be revealed.  The film is produced by Farhan and Ritesh Sidhwani.  The fictional story is scripted by Anjum Rajabali.

Farhan Akhtar took to his Twitter and confirmed the news saying, “Thrilled to share that six years after Bhaag Milkha Bhaag, @RakeyshOmMehra and I are reuniting to create #Toofan .. a heartfelt story of a boxer. Hope for your best wishes as we embark on this new journey. Love.”

Movie critic Taran Adarsh also confirmed the news saying, “IT’S OFFICIAL… After #BhaagMilkhaBhaag, Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra and Farhan Akhtar reunite for #Toofan… A heartfelt story of a boxer… Mehra will direct the film.”

It was also reported that Farhan took up the movie as soon as he read the script and “fell in love” with it. He is very keen to work with Rakeysh again and will begin training extensively in boxing. On the other hand, Rakeysh has already started the preparation.

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Rajkumar Hirani accused of sexual harassment, denies allegations

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Prominent Indian filmmaker Rajkumar Hirani has been accused of sexually harassing a woman who worked with him on his 2018 movie Sanju.

In an interview with Huffington Post India, the woman alleged that Hirani allegedly sexually assaulted her in the period between March and September 2018.

According to the Huff Post India’s report, the allegations were made via an email dated November 3, 2018, and addressed to Hirani’s regular collaborator Vidhu Vinod Chopra, film critic and Chopra’s wife Anupama Chopra, sister Shelly Chopra Dhar and co-writer Abhijat Joshi.

The woman claimed that Hirani made a first sexually suggestive remark on April 9, 2018, and then assaulted her at his home office.

In the email, the woman said, “I remember forming these words on my lips – Sir. This is wrong. Because of this power structure. You being the absolute power and me being a mere assistant, a nobody — I will never be able to express myself to you.”

“My mind, body and heart were grossly violated that night and for the next 6 months,” the HuffPost report quotes the woman as saying in her email to Chopra,” the email continued.

Speaking to HuffPost, the woman says, “It was unbearable but the reason I endured it all, until I couldn’t, was because I didn’t want my job to be taken away from me, and work to be questioned. Ever.”

Following the allegations, Hirani responded to them, terming the allegations as “false, malicious and mischievous”.

In his statement, Hirani said, “I was completely shocked when these allegations were brought to my notice about two months ago. I had suggested immediately that it is essential to take this matter to any committee or legal body. The complainant has chosen to go to the media instead. I want to very strongly state that this is a false malicious and mischievous story being spread with the sole intention of destroying my reputation.”

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