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Banning Indian content in Pakistan is wrong, says Javed Akhtar

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Mumbai, Jan 12: Veteran poet, lyricist and screenwriter Javed Akhtar says that restricting art in the name of culture damage is wrong and such things should not happen, neither in Pakistan nor India.

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During a media interaction, Akhtar took issue with the recent controversy sparked by the Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar stating that the Supreme Court will not allow Indian content to be shown on Pakistani TV channels as it “damages their culture.”

Akhtar said: “This is all wrong, there shouldn’t be any such talks coming from here, neither from there, as well.

“There are so many good serials which come from there (Pakistan) and they should be able to telecast here but they don’t, and our good programmes should be able to telecast there, and why should not they telecast over there and which culture is getting damaged? Neither their’s, nor our culture could get damaged.”

Akhtar said that statements like these are wrong and the path of art should not be restricted.

“These are just talks and people keep on jabbering about something or the other, someone does not want Ghulam Ali to come to India, and people from Pakistan keep on saying something else, Lata Mangeshkar and Asha Bhosle haven’t been able to go to Pakistan.

“In India people don’t want Pakistani artistes, this is all wrong. As far as art and culture is concerned, whether people from Pakistan or from India, every avenue and path should be open for it.”

The event was organised by the Mijwan Welfare Society.

IANS

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Aamir Khan’s ‘RUBARU ROSHNI’ celebs review | Short Film

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On 30th December, 2018, Actor Aamir Khan announced that he is producing a short film titled ‘Rubaru Roshni’ through social media which will be aired on the occasion of Republic day 26th January, 2019.

Yesterday, a premier of the film was held in Mumbai and a lot of Bollywood celebrities were seen at the screening. Celebrities like Aamir Khan, Shabana Azmi, Javed Akhtar, Pankaj Tripathi, Parineeti Chopra, Anand L Rai, Sunny Leone, Shivangi Joshi, Tusshar Kapoor, Yami Gautam, Sakshi Tanwar, Sanya Malhotra, Radhika Madan, Hina Khan, Swara Bhaskar, Vaani Kapoor, Kiran Rao, Jacqueline fernandez, Aamir Khan’s son Junaid and Ira, Kabir Khan, Taapsee Pannu among others seen at the premier

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Sara Khan Looks HOT in Thigh High Slit Dress

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Actress Sara Khan, who is quite a favourite child of controversies, and this time again, she has made headlines for her lip job, recently seen at the poster launch of her upcoming film ‘Pyar Ektarfa’. In a green thigh high slit shiny dress Sara was looking Hot and grabbed all the lime light.

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I feel responsible: Karan Johar on Pandya, Rahul controversy

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Koffee With Karan

Mumbai, Jan 23: Filmmaker Karan Johar feels “very responsible” about the repercussions that cricketers Hardik Pandya and K.L. Rahul have faced since they made some misogynistic remarks on his chat show but says he has no control over answers that come his way.

Karan, who is currently at the World Economic Forum, spoke about the controversial episode in an interview to ET Now.

He said: “I have to say that I feel very responsible because it was my show and my platform. I invited them as guests, and so the ramifications and the repercussions of the show are my responsibility. I have had so many sleepless nights wondering how can I undo this damage, who is going to listen to me…

“It has now gone into a zone that is beyond my control. I have to say, and I don’t defend myself with it, but the questions I asked the two boys are questions I ask everyone, including women. Even when Deepika Padukone and Alia Bhatt were there, I asked them those questions.”

Pandya and Rahul faced a lot of flak for their comments on women when they opened up on their personal life on Karan’s celebrity chat show “Koffee With Karan”, aired on Star World.

Karan, who has mostly had Bollywood celebrities as guests on his shows, said: “I have no control about the answers that come my way. And post the show, I have a control room which has about 16-17 girls. The show ‘Koffee With Karan’ is run entirely by women and I am the only man there. None of them came up. Some thought, ‘Oh, he’s wild, he’s crazy, he’s cracked, he’s mad, he said funny things…’ No one came and told me it was inappropriate or that ‘Karan, maybe we should edit it’, and as a result, I didn’t think… I regret what has happened to them (Pandya and Rahul).”

Following the episode, the two cricketers were sent home midway through a three-match ODI series in Australia.

The filmmaker added: “I don’t care about the TRPs… People don’t understand that an English language show is never dependent on its ratings. We are nowhere on the radar of ratings. It was meant to be my show, and I want to say it, it is frivolous, sometimes a completely borderline, ridiculous, irreverent, candid, ‘stop making sense’ is our mantra… That’s the show.

“But I am not saying or justifying the conversation that happened on the episode. I am just saying that perhaps that things were said that crossed the boundaries, and I apologize because it was my platform where it happened. I feel the boys have paid the price for it already.”

Karan also said he will be “conscious about shooting any episode now”.

“I would be worried about asking the kind of questions… I was being edgy, and that’s the vibe of the show.”

Does he think cricketers are off his list now? “I think I am off their list,” he quipped.

IANS

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