Bollywood also, and not just Hollywood has arguably a lost list of UNREPORTED SEXUAL ABUSE, HARASSMENT AND SCANDALS. Once Kerala actress flew outstation to meet a film director in his hotel room at 9:00 pm. Being much more of a male dominated industry, sexual harassment is quite likely.
In fact leading and long-time producer Mahesh Bhatt indirectly admitted to such harassment’s existence when he was quoted to have said, “We cannot keep moral cops outside every film office to see that no girl is being exploited“. So is he saying that – such harassment are cases so common that it would be difficult to police – whether by moral policing or real policing?
Sadly very few cases of sexual harassment are even reported – in Bollywood or elsewhere.
- 14 Nov 2017
The “Bharatiya Bargirls Union”, is an association of women dancers, waitresses, singers and other performers who work in bars and hotels are protesting Maharashtra government law banning dances by women in such establishments. As long as the places are clean, women safe and do it out of their own choice, what is the problem? Why do we need a law to prevent this? The state’s concern is about promoting obscenity and illegality – that is noteworthy. But if the dances mimic Bollywood, are not much different than what are performed at weddings, are keeping with decades old traditions and give these dancers a freedom of expression and occupation through dance, it does not seem to be a problem at all.
Source: Times of India
- 28 Feb 2017
Outgoing US president was successful on the India front only due to PM Modi. We should all remember that PM Modi, then as Chief Minister of Gujarat – his visa was denied by the US government, in part due to letter written by 65+ Indian MPs, christian evangelical organizations and some Bollywood and other citizens. People thought our PM would nver forget the damage done to him. However, Prime Minister was willing to overlook everything for the sake of the country and even so. He had his first meeting with President Obama in 3 months in the US, followed by several others, when he was invited to attended the Republic Day. India and US became natural allies, and several defense agreements were signed. All of this leading to the Indo-US relationship being the most successful of Obama foreign policy achievements.
- 23 Jan 2017
The 16 year old Dangal girl Zaira Wasim, reportedly was forced to issue an apology letter to the Kashmiri fundamentalists for simply acting – which apparently has polluted Kashmir. (You decide how this would be possible?). Aamir Khan who is known to be selective of his intolerance remarks, did not condemn the hidden pressure or show support and solidarity for the young and courageous girl. Instead he tried to play down, saying “I have read it and can understand… blah blah blah. I appeal to leave her alone…” So is Aamir Khan a hypocrite or is he only interested in the movie commercial prospects? Well there was deafening silence and no support whatsoever towards the 16 year old from the secular mainstream media.
- 20 Jan 2017
There were reports that leading actress Aishwarya Rai had taken an overdose of pain killers or ttranquilizers due to family quarrels, leading to her suicide. Further family members had called a doctor and kept matters hushed up. These rumours were set right after Aishwarya and her spouse were seen at a friend’s party the next day. Such rumours have surfaced in the past on other actresses including Lata Mangeshkar, Amitabh Bachchan, Dilip Kumar, Honey Singh, Katrina Kaif, Rajinikanth and others. Such rumours could have irraparable consequences should be stopped and those responsible should be prosecuted fully and penalised.
Source: Hindustan Times
- 7 Dec 2016
As goes their expensive love affair, Ranbir Kapoor and Katrina Kaif rented a Mumbai penthouse for Rupees 15 lacs per month, besides Rupees 21 crore as security deposit which Ranbir stands to lose per news reports.
Source: DNA India
- 28 Jan 2016
Is everything okay between Ranbir Kapoor and fiance Katrina Kaif? A few weeks ago, there were reports of them kissing in the balcony – so all okay, but now media reports say Ranbir has moved out, bought his own place close by; possibly moved closer to his parents? This is a hot developing story … let us wait and watch.
Source: Sahara Samay
- 14 Jan 2016
AAMIR KHAN THE HYPOCRITE: MARRIED 2 HINDU WOMEN BUT FORCED HIS CHILDREN TO FOLLOW ISLAM TALKS INTOLERANCE
Aamir Khan who made statements about leaving India has got many fans (now former) and Indians upset. People and fans (now former ones) have got deeply upset by his statement and now even question his patriotism. Social media was full of condemnation for Aamir Khan. People of India had made him a superstar even after he made the hindu-bashing controversial film PK, didn’t his fans stand by him and make the films hugely successful? So why now the talk of moving out of the country?
Source: Meri News
- 3 Dec 2015
Shahrukh Khan has very remote relation with the newly appointed chief of ISI – Lt Gen Zahir-ul-Islam, according to sources. Shahrukh Khan’s mother was adopted by Shah Nawaz Khan who was a major general in the INA. A leading defense analyst was quoted as saying, “One son of Shah Nawaz Khan went with him at the time of Partition, while another, Mahmood Nawaz, stayed on in Pakistan and became a full colonel.”
- 16 Nov 2015
ED (Enforcement Directorate) for the second time in six months has slapped a summons notice to Bollywood actor Shah Rukh Khan in connection with alleged undervaluation of shares of the KKR (IPL team Kolkata Knight Riders and this could have violated FEMA – the Foreign Exchange Management Act. In 2011, Shah Rukh was quizzed or allegations that KKR had received illegal money transferred from certain foreign tax havens.
- 28 Oct 2015
Bollywood superstar Salman Khan says, Yakub Memon, a convicted bomber and plotter of a series of bomb blasts that killed hundreds in Mumbai two decades ago, the deadliest such attack’s in India’s history, is innocent and should be spared. While the actor has millions of Twitter followers, people are really upset. Salman Khan, himself convicted in May of a deadly hit-and-run accident.
- 27 Jul 2015
Bahubali – the Telugu blockbuster – or The Beginning, has single-handedly raised the bar. This was released simultaneously in Tamil, Malayalam and Hindi. The film has broken not only in India, but also in the US and other countries. Bahubali is reportedly the most expensive films to have ever been made in this country, with much of the funds have been spent on Hollywood standard computer-generated special effects, crucial to creating the film’s larger-than-life canvas – all of which makes it the first for an Indian film.
- 22 Jul 2015