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PM Modi’s warning amid Pathaan protests welcomed by film bodies: Ashoke Pandit | Bollywood

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi recently asked BJP workers to refrain from making ‘unnecessary comments’ about films. Now, filmmaker Ashoke Pandit, who is the president of the Indian Film and Television Directors’ Association (IFTDA) has come out in support of PM Modi’s statement amid the ongoing Pathaan row. He added that PM Modi’s warning to members of his party was a ‘big boost of confidence for the film industry’. Also read: CBFC asks Pathaan makers to make changes in Shah Rukh Khan, Deepika Padukone film before release

PM Modi’s statement came amid the recent protests and boycott calls faced by Shah Rukh Khan and Deepika Padukone’s upcoming action film Pathaan, with several BJP leaders like Ram Kadam and Narottam Mishra criticising the makers, and Deepika Padukone’s orange swimsuit in the song Besharam Rang, which was released last year.

“If the PM snubs his own people and tells them to shut up and not talk nonsense against the film industry, which is not their area, for mere publicity, it is a big boost of confidence for the industry. That the PM of the country is with you. The signal goes to not only the politicians, but even people from the media, our own industry itself,” Ashoke Pandit, president of the Indian Film and Television Directors’ Association (IFTDA) said in an interview to Indian Express.

PM Narendra Modi’s had laid down a series of dos and don’ts for party leaders on Wednesday at the end of the two-day National Executive of the BJP. In his message, he had warned his party members against making ‘unnecessary comments on irrelevant subjects like movies’.

Over the last few months, the country has witnessed boycott calls against many Bollywood movies by a section of leaders and social media users. Most recently, many have objected to the song Besharam Rang in Pathaan, with some pointing to the outfit worn by Deepika Padukone, and claiming that the song ‘hurts religious sentiments’. A number of petitions have been filed in courts against the film’s makers and cast. Contending that the song reflects a ‘dirty mindset’, BJP leader Narottam Mishra had earlier said that even the film’s title was ‘objectionable’.

Earlier, Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) had directed the makers of Deepika Padukone and Shah Rukh Khan-starrer Pathaan to implement ‘changes’ in the film, including its songs. Pathaan, which also stars John Abraham, will be released in theatres on January 25. It is directed by Siddharth Anand.

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Charu Asopa says she attended relative’s wedding with Rajeev Sen due to his dad

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Charu Asopa has said that she attended a wedding in the family of estranged husband Rajeev Sen because his father had told her that he’d feel good if Ziana was a part of the celebration. She also said that their divorce is very much happening, and they should be officially divorced by June. (Also read: Charu Asopa says things between Rajeev Sen and her are cordial now)

Charu and Rajeev were recently seen at a relative’s wedding in Kolkata which also had Sushmita Sen in attendance. They were also seen dancing to Pehla Pehla Pyar (Hum Aapke Hain Koun) at the party. Charu uploaded a video on her YouTube channel that showed her dancing happily with Rajeev. Ever since, many internet users have wondered about their marriage and alleged separation as they keep fighting, and getting back together again.

Talking about the responses to their marriage, Charu told ETimes, “A lot of people say ‘inka drama phir shuru ho gaya hai, logon ko bewakoof bana rahe hain (they are back at their drama trying to make the public complete fools).’ But I know what I have to do. Baba (Rajeev’s father) ne itne pyaar se bola ki achha lagega agar Ziana bhi aayegi toh (he said with such love that he’d feel good if Ziana would participate in the wedding) that I had to fulfil his wish and attend the wedding.”

Charu also said that she did the stage performance upon request from the groom’s mom, who wanted her to dance with Rajeev. “My father-in-law is a gem of a person. I will always be in touch with him. Woh Ziana aur meri family toh hamesha hi rahegi,” Charu said, adding that the decision of separation has not been revoked. “We are through with the counselling and are on a six-month cooling-off period till June. I am glad that we have become cordial. He is trying his best.”

After issuing statements about each other last year, and accusing each other of cheating, Charu and Rajeev announced separation. Soon, they reunited briefly but later announced separation once again.

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Priyanka Chopra reveals hidden meaning behind her, Nick Jonas’ matching tattoos | Bollywood

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Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas got engaged in July 2018, and married in a grand wedding in Rajasthan in December 2018. In January 2022, the couple welcomed their first child, a baby girl named Malti Marie Chopra jonas, via surrogacy. In a new interview, Priyanka revealed that she and Nick Jonas have matching tattoos. Priyanka also shared the sweet meaning behind their tattoos. Also read: Priyanka Chopra enjoys special day at the beach with daughter Malti; shares sun-kissed pic

Priyanka Chopra spoke about how their tattoos’ design was inspired by Nick’s proposal to her. The actor also spoke about her other tattoos – which include one on the side of her wrist that features ‘Daddy’s lil girl’ written in her late father’s handwriting, three paw prints for her pet dogs, and a map of the world on her arm.

Speaking to British Vogue, Priyanka said, “I have a check and a box behind my ears. My husband has them on his arms. When he proposed, he asked me that I checked all his boxes and would I check another one?” Further speaking about her other tattoo – a map of the world on her arm – Priyanka said, “When I put my arm down, India’s right next to my heart.”

Priyanka had appeared on the cover of British Vogue’s February issue, in which Malti Marie Chopra Jonas had joined her mom for one of the photos featured in the magazine. Their sweet photo showed Priyanka and Malti both in red as they posed in front of a red backdrop. In the same interview, Priyanka had addressed the criticism she and her husband have faced for choosing surrogacy. She went on to reflect on being accused by some of ‘outsourcing’ her pregnancy, so she could focus on her career.

Earlier this month, Priyanka and Nick had hosted a celebration at their Los Angeles home to mark Malti’s first birthday. Last week, Priyanka had shared photos from her and Nick Jonas’ family trip with Malti to Malibu, California. In one of the photos, Priyanka and the actor-singer smiled together as they posed in front of the ocean, while the actor held her daughter, whose face was covered by a white heart emoji.

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Athiya gets hug from KL Rahul, looks stunning wearing saree in pre-wedding pics | Bollywood

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Athiya Shetty has shared a few pictures from one of her pre-wedding ceremonies, which mostly had women in attendance. A picture, however, also shows KL Rahul giving Athiya a hug, though his face is not visible. Athiya and cricketer KL Rahul married in a private ceremony at her father Suniel Shetty’s Khandala farmhouse on January 23 with just a few close friends and family members in attendance. Also read: Athiya Shetty, KL Rahul’s haldi ceremony had a gorgeous marigold themed-decor. See pics

The new pictures show Athiya dressed in a shiny beige saree and pink blouse with traditional gold and polki jewellery. She has hair neatly tied in a bun. The first picture shows her smiling, while being surrounded by her girl gang. The second picture shows a pre-wedding ceremony in progress as her mom Mana Shetty performs a puja and showers the bride with flower petals. She is seen in a simple white and red saree. Athiya has her saree’s pallu stretched in front of her and has a few flowers in it. The third picture shows Athiya holding a few betel leaves and betel nuts in her hand, as part of wedding rituals.

A picture also shows Athiya in the centre with several women holding a puja thali together in front of her. The last picture shows KL Rahul holding Athiya in a tight embrace. While Athiya is seen smiling while holding him, his face is not seen but his hand with tattoos is visible in the picture.

Athiya’s fans and friends were in love with the latest pictures. Actor Ileana D’Cruz wrote in the comments section, “Ahhhh pretty girl,” with heart emoticons. Actor Tiger Shroff’s sister Krishna Shroff, who attended the wedding, wrote, “Most beautiful there ever was.” Trishala Dutt, daughter of actor Sanjay Dutt, also dropped heart emoticons in her reaction to the post. A fan wrote, “So much simplicity and beauty in these pictures!” Another said, “Love this look!!” Many called her look “beautiful” in the comments section.

Neither Athiya and KL Rahul nor Suniel Shetty confirmed their wedding date till the D-day. The couple posed for the paparazzi only after the wedding ceremony was over. Announcing the wedding on Instagram, they wrote in a joint post, “In your light, I learn how to love…” Today, with our most loved ones, we got married in the home that’s given us immense joy and serenity. With a heart full of gratitude and love, we seek your blessings on this journey of togetherness.”

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