Muslim Bollywood star targeted by BJP MP

A day after Union minister Prakash Javadekar sought to distance BJP from general secretary Kailash Vijayvargiya’s toxic comments against Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan, party MP Yogi Adityanath spewed venom against the actor, saying he should heed 26/11 Mumbai attack mastermind Hafiz Saeed of Pakistan since “they speak the same language”.

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India calls Bollywood star an agent of Pakistan

Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khanwas on Tuesday dubbed as “anti-nationalist” and “Pakistani agent” by senior BJP leader Kailash Vijayvargiyaand controversial Hindutva figure Sadhvi Prachi in their attack on him over his “extreme intolerance” comment. Vijayvargiya, a BJP general secretary and a former state minister of Madhya Pradesh, said Shah Rukh’s “soul” is in Pakistan though . . . → Read More: India calls Bollywood star an agent of Pakistan

The Beauty of Kashmir

By Ananya Bhattachrya

In a recent press conference when I’d asked Shah Rukh Khan whether or not his ‘Jab Tak Hai Jaan’ would be able to provide the tourism in Kashmir with a new lease of life, the superstar couldn’t stop gushing about the place. Among other things, Khan recited Emperor Jahangir’s famous lines: “Gar . . . → Read More: The Beauty of Kashmir

How is Bollywood Islamophobic?

By Bhakti V

Recently, I read a blog on The Express Tribune entitled “Bollywood, please stop demonising Muslims” by Muhammad Mustaqeem Yousfani. Had the article written been about the mind-numbing inanity that Bollywood is prone to dishing out from time to time, I wouldn’t have batted an eyelid because, frankly, there is some truth . . . → Read More: How is Bollywood Islamophobic?

Mehdi Hassan, moving generations

Remembering ghazal legend Mehdi Hassan, who breathed his last in Karachi on Wednesday He had the rare ability to deliver emotions

The remarkable thing about Mehdi Hassan was that he fashioned along with Begum Akhtar a style of singing that did not exist before them.

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SRK punching himself

Shah Rukh caught Shirish Kunder by his hair, dragged him to the ground, and then kicked and punched him at the Agneepath party. Or so claims Mrs Kunder, aka Farah Khan, who went on to piously declare, “Shah Rukh has always told me that physical abuse is the worst way to sort out a problem, . . . → Read More: SRK punching himself

Juhi Chawla admits old age comes in the way

The effervescent Juhi Chawla has been to Ahmedabad twice in the last month.

She tells us that she might become a regular person visiting Ahmedabad in 2012 because of the variety of projects she is offered. In a chirpy chat, Juhi reveals how she is happy only acting. Excerpts from the interview:

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Battle of the Khans: Bollywood Celebrity Spat Goes Global

Aamir Khan and Shahrukh Khan

The year 2011 could very well be the decisive year in the Shah Rukh Khan-Aamir Khan battle for one-upmanship. If all goes according to plan, next year both the superstars will go international with a film each by two of the most celebrated directors on the global map.

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