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Here’s the unique thing about Sonam Kapoor’s wedding invitation

Posted on 02 May 2018 by admin

After many speculations and rumours, Sonam Kapoor and Anand Ahuja’s wedding is only a few days away and the full Kapoor family seems to be buzzing with excitement. All the functions of the Kapoor-Ahuja wedding will take place in Mumbai and will kickstart from May 7th. All close friends and family members are currently prepping up for the grand sangeet ceremony which Farah Khan is choreographing. Arjun Kapoor, Kareena Kapoor Khan, Ranveer Singh and many more stars will be seen performing at Sonam and Anand’s sangeet ceremony.

Though Sonam or Anand haven’t opened up about the wedding openly just like their relationship in the past, details about the wedding have been surfacing on the internet and the latest is about their fancy wedding invites.

Sonam Kapoor, as an initiative to go eco-friendly has decided to send out only e-invites to her guests. The e-cards will be watermarked with the name of the invitee for security purposes and they will have to flash the e-cards at the venue of the ceremonies. The e-card is a double spread with a green and a beige side and Sonam will be sending out stickers to avoid gatecrashers at the wedding.

We really think this initiative is a very thoughtful and noble one. More power to you, Sonam!

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Aishwarya, Abhishek arrive hand-in-hand for Bunty Walia’s bash

Posted on 02 May 2018 by admin

Producer Bunty Walia’s party saw many Bollywood celebrities. Aishwarya Rai Bachchanarrived with husband Abhishek Bachchan walking arm-in-arm. The former beauty queen was dressed up in denims and shirt.

Ranbir Kapoor, Kartik Aaryan were among others at the Bunty Walia’s bash. Ranbir Kapoor, who is gearing up for his next release ‘Sanju’ looked dashing in a bright coloured sweatshirt. ‘Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety’ actor Kartik Aaryan walked in. Shabbir Ahluwalia was accompanied by his pretty wife Kaanchi Kaul and Sachin Joshi were also spotted.

Bunty Walia was clicked with his wife Vanessa Parmar who was dressed in a green jumpsuit. The party was hosted to celebrate a football match win.

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Mumtaz death hoax: Daughter says mom is hale and hearty

Posted on 02 May 2018 by admin

Veteran actor Mumtaz was hale and hearty and is currently vacation in Rome. Celebrities falling prey to death hoax is common and latest is the veteran actress, Mumtaz. Since morning, report was doing the round that Mumtaz passed away. However, Mumtaz’s daughter Tanya Madhvani took to her social media account to assure Mumtaz’s fans and well-wishers that the veteran actor is doing well.

In the video, Tanya said that her mom is doing well and asked everyone not to believe on the rumours circulating. She informed that Mumtaz is currently with her holidaying Rome and also said that they will go for shopping, buy some plats for her garden.

She said in the video, “Hi everyone, this is a special video. There have been some rumors going around, that my mother wasn’t well etc. and I would like all her fans to know that she is doing brilliantly, it’s just a rumor. She is in Rome with me and we are going shopping today to buy some plants for my garden and we will be taking some pictures so that you all can see how fit and healthy she is. So please don’t believe anything you read online or read in a paper. It’s all just a rumor.”

Tanya also shared picture with her mom.

The well-known actress delivered many blockbusters in the past. In 1974, she was married to businessman Mayur Madhvani. She has two daughters, Natasha and Tanya. Natasha was married to Feroz Khan’s son Fardeen Khan.

 

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Aishwarya, Sonam, Deepika, Kangana to grace Cannes film festival

Posted on 02 May 2018 by admin

The 71st Cannes Film Festival will be held from May 8-19 and this year also our Bollywood celebrities add charm to the international event. The actresses will be walking the red carpet as the brand ambassador of L’Oreal Paris.

This will be Deepika Padukone’s second Cannes appearance and the ‘Padmaavat’ actress will be walking the red carpet on May 10 and May 11. Aishwarya, who will be completing 17 years of Cannes show will be attending the festival on May 12 and May 13. It is not yet sure whether her daughter Aaradhya will be accompanying her. Since her birth, Aaradhya has been a constant company to her mom.

Sonam Kapoor will be completing eight years at Cannes and will attend the festival on May 14 and May 15. As per L’Oréal Paris spokespersons the ‘Neeraja’ actress will be seen on the red carpet include Julianne Moore, Helen Mirren and Doutzen Kroes. If the timing is to be analysed, Sonam will get hitched to her boyfriend Anand Ahuja on May 8th and if Sonam walk the red carpet, she will held the title of Mrs and not Miss.

Another actress who required special mention is Kangana Ranaut. The ‘Queen’ actress will make her red-carpet debut at Cannes. Kangana will be attending the film festival in association with a liquor brand. “It is overwhelming to witness the recognition and appreciation for Indian cinema at international platforms like Cannes. Grey Goose has created a unique platform of celebration to toast the game changing films at Cannes this year and I’m thrilled to partner with this global icon of luxury in the country of its origin”, the actress said in a statement.

L’Oreal Paris, the noted cosmetic brand is celebrating 21 years as the official make-up partner for the Festival de Cannes. The theme this year is #Summer Escape.

Inspired by the French Riviera, glitz, allure and colours of Cannes, the #SummerEscape collection includes a wide range of wear and all-day comfort make-up. Raagjeet Garg, General Manager, L’Oréal Paris, said: “We are excited to introduce our long-wear make-up range which has been designed to suit Indian skin tones in shades of summer. Our makeup experts have created signature looks that the ambassadors are going to wear on the red carpet, showcasing the perfect, glowing sun-kissed look.”

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Priyanka Chopra to attend Prince Harry, Meghan Markle’s wedding

Posted on 02 May 2018 by admin

Priyanka Chopra has confirmed getting invitation to attend Prince Harry, Meghan Markle’s wedding. The ‘Baywatch’ actress who shared a great rapport with Meghan is super excited to attend her good friend’s wedding.

At the same time, the actress confirmed that she is not a bridesmaid in Harry and Meghan’s May 19 wedding.

“I’m super excited about her and her big day,” Chopra, 35, said of her close friend. “It’s not just going to be life-changing for both of them, it’s life-changing for the world that needs to see strong women as icons, and I think Meghan has the potential to be that.”

Priyanka, who has been signed for Salman Khan starrer ‘Bharat’ said that she is not sure about what she will be wearing for her close friend’s (Meghan) D-day.

Priyanka and Meghan are close buddies and the actress described Meghan ‘princess for the people’ in a beautiful poem. The Desi girl feels that Meghan has a strong voice and is an ambitious girl and the world definitely needs more role models like her.

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The Case for a National Pharmacare Program in Canada

Posted on 26 April 2018 by admin

By Sonia Sidhu, Member of Parliament for Brampton South

In 1921, it was a Canadian who discovered insulin, but a century later, it is Canadians who cannot afford the insulin they need. Before being elected to represent Brampton South, I worked in health care for a long time, and I worked as a diabetes educator for 13 years. As someone who has been engaged with the Canadian healthcare system in the past, I know too well the importance, and lifesaving capabilities, of prescription drugs. Unfortunately, 23% of Canadians reported in a 2015 Angus Reid Survey that someone in their household failed to take their prescription medications as prescribed in the last twelve months, because of the cost. Ten per cent of uninsured Canadians do not fill their drug prescriptions because they cannot afford them. The Liberal Party of Canada is even talking about it on a national policy level. Just last weekend it was rated the number one prioritized resolution at their 2018 National Liberal Convention.

I sit on the House of Commons Standing Committee on Health, and we have recently concluded and presented 2 years’ worth of consultations, witnesses, and written submissions on the topic of a national Pharmacare plan – a single payer system of public insurance coverage for prescription drugs. It is important to me that we make necessary drugs more affordable, and I believe that the solution we found, to expand the Canadian Health Act (CHA) to also require coverage of out of hospital drugs, is the best way to do it. I am very proud of this report, and believe that it is comprehensive, and can provide a permanent solution to many problems in Canada’s current healthcare system. This action would not be unprecedented, given that although the CHA does not currently require provinces and territories to cover drugs provided out-of-hospital, the provinces and territories do provide some degree of public drug coverage, usually targeted to those with the highest ratio of drug costs to income.

Despite the many benefits to Canada’s healthcare system, there are some ways in which we fall behind; drug prices in Canada are amongst the highest in the world. According to the Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI), the expected expenditures on all drugs dispensed outside of hospitals in 2017 is $39.8 billion. That means that on average, Canadians spend about $1,086 per year on drugs that they need to live their life to the fullest.

I also Chair the All Party Diabetes Caucus, where we work on supporting Canadians who live with diabetes with concrete action on Parliament Hill. Last year, I went on a national tour and held consultations on healthy eating and diabetes. I heard from Canadians living with diabetes from coast to coast who overwhelmingly expressed the need for more accessible treatments. A national Pharmacare program would provide that support, and our report is the first step for the national framework.

In the past, we have seen incremental and incomplete solutions to the issue of Pharmacare. Currently, 43% of out-of-hospital drug expenses are payed for by public insurance, though 22% is still out of pocket. This spending comes from various places, but includes many targeted programs, such as those for First Nations, Inuit, veterans, and federal inmates, as well as provincial programs such as catastrophic prescription drug coverage, which protects residents from drug expenses that would threaten their financial security. These targeted programs, despite providing needed services, are inefficient, and fail to provide coverage for many who need it, as well as being unable to effectively control drug costs for Canadians.

No Canadian should ever be without the medication they need to ensure the standard of life that we expect from this country. Despite the health care we currently enjoy, too many Canadians have to suffer without the prescription drugs they need simply because they cannot afford them. The Parliamentary Budget Office (PBO) estimated that establishing a national Pharmacare program would increase drug consumption by 12.5%. Our recommendations will ensure that Canadians are able to access the health care that they deserve, and that reflects the values of our country.

Sonia Sidhu is the Member of Parliament for Brampton South. She was elected on October 19, 2015 in a wave of hope, inclusivity, and positivity across the country. She sits on the House of Commons’ Standing Committee on Health, and also was appointed to sit as a member of the Special Committee on Pay Equity. She has a passion for diabetes awareness and prevention which she champions as the Chair of the All -Party Diabetes Caucus. MP Sidhu is also the General-Secretary of the Canada-India Parliamentary Friendship Group and an executive member of both the Canada-Poland and Canada-Portugal Parliamentary Friendship Groups.  She further sits as a member of the Canada-Europe Parliamentary Association, the Canada-U.S. Inter-Parliamentary Group, and the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association.

 

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Pakistani singer Meesha Shafi accuses Ali Zafar of sexual harassment

Posted on 26 April 2018 by admin

Pakistani singer cum actress Meesha Shafiaccused Pakistani actor Ali Zafar of sexual harassment. Yesterday, when she shared her story in the #MeToo Campaign, it created ripples in the media. However, a day after Meesha accusation against Zafar, more women came forward claiming the same about Ali Zafar.

The 36-year-old singer took to her social media handle to share her story of sexual assault.

She captioned her statement, “Sharing this because I believe that by speaking out about my own experience of sexual harassment, I will break the culture of silence that permeates through our society. It is not easy to speak out.. but it is harder to stay silent. My conscience will not allow it anymore #MeToo”

Her post read, “As a woman, a public figure and a mother, I have always felt strongly about using my voice to encourage and support our youth who look up to me especially girls, who dream of carving their own path in Pakistan.”

She added, “I have been subjected, on more than one occasion, to sexual harassment of a physical nature at the hands of a colleague from my industry: Ali Zafar. These incidences did not happen when I was young, or just entering the industry. This happened to me despite the fact that I am an empowered, accomplished woman who is known for speaking her mind! This happened to me as a mother of two children.”

“No woman is ever safe from sexual harassment. In our society, we hesitate to speak up and choose to stay silent and this emboldens sexual harassment to flourish. We must collectively use our voices to share stories so that we break this culture of silence and so that young women today are safer.

“It has been an extremely traumatic experience for me and my family. Ali is someone I have known for many years and someone who I have shared the stage with. I feel betrayed by his behaviour and his attitude and I know that I am not alone.”

She concluded by saying, “Today I am breaking this culture of silence and I hope that by doing that I am setting an example for young women in my country to do the same. We only have our voices and the time has come to use them.”

Post Meesha’s allegation against Ali Zafar, many more Pakistani women came forward and shared their side of story of sexual harassment by Ali Zafar.

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Priyanka Chopra too congratulates her ‘friend’

Posted on 26 April 2018 by admin

Deepika Padukone has entered the coveted TIME Top 100 list and she couldn’t be happier. Her fans have gone berserk on social media, congratulating the fact that their queen has finally arrived on the international scene. Amongst this hoopla, her boyfriend Ranveer Singh took to Instagram and made their relationship official in one word: QUEEN. DeepVeer fans went into a tizzy, of course, after they saw this and married the couple for the millionth time, yet again. But this is not all for her so called rival Priyanka Chopra too took to Twitter to exclaim, “So happy and proud to see my friends  @deepikapadukone and @imVkohli on the #Time100 list.. Big congratulations and so well deserved #DesiPower #Represent.”

She calls Deepika her friend and also wishes Virat Kohli in the same tweet. This is not the first time that PC has quashed the rivalry rumour between her and the Padmaavat actress. There was a pretty warm social media exchange between the Bajrao Mastani actresses during DP’s xXx: Return Of Xander Cage release where the Quantico star wished the Tamasha babe all the luck.

But all said and done, this truly is a big deal for Deepika Padukone. This year has started with a BANG for her with her film Padmaavat doing record breaking business at the box office and she emerges to be the only Indian actress TIME 100 Influential People of 2018 List. This year truly belongs to her as she enjoys a huge fan following, a testimony of which is seen on her social media platforms with a follower base of more than 75 million. Deepika is also the most followed Asian Woman on Twitter.

 

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Anushka Sharma’s new look leaves everyone confused

Posted on 26 April 2018 by admin

Anushka Sharma has a lot on her plate right now. She is currently shooting for Aanand L. Rai’s Zero with Jab Tak Hai Jaan co-stars Shah Rukh Khan and Katrina Kaif. While we have seen glimpses of SRK and Katrina’s looks from the film, Anushka’s look has been kept under tight wraps. She will be seen playing a scientist and will be using prosthetics for her look and that is all the information about her character from Zero that has been released till now

But wait, to add to out excitement, a picture of Anushka dressed up as an old woman just surfaced on the internet and has raised many eyebrows. Whether it’s her look from Zero or an ad or a look test for another film, we yet don’t know the story behind this picture. With no comments about the look from the cast and crew of the film, we have no choice but to keep guessing. Whatever the case maybe, Anushka does look convincing in her old avatar.

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Sidharth Malhotra to romance Kareena Kapoor Khan in Dharma’s next?

Posted on 26 April 2018 by admin

2018 is all about fresh pairings. From Alia Bhatt with Ranbir Kapoor in Brahmastra to Sara Ali Khan with Ranveer Singh in Simmba, the big screen is all set to be lit up with some new romances. Adding to the array of fresh co-stars, allegedly Kareena Kapoor Khan is all set to be wooed by Sidharth Malhotra in Dharma Productions’ next untitled film. The film will have an ensemble cast which Karan Johar is apparently yet to finalise and it will be directed by Raj Mehta who is the assistant director to Shashank Khaitan in Dhadak.

Currently, Kareena is starting promotions for her next with Sonam Kapoor, Veere Di Wedding that releases on June 1st and marks her comeback to the big screen after embracing motherhood. As for Sidharth, last year, his films did not fare well at the box office, but he has a lot in his kitty now with Caption Vikram Batra’s biopic leading from the front.

The last time Kareena Kapoor Khan and Karan Johar worked together on a film was back in 2012 in Ek Main Hu Aur Ek Tu and it will be great to see two of the biggest names coming together to recreate some magic.

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