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Indian culture wants us to be sexual only for procreation: Vidya

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Mumbai, Nov 14: Actress Vidya Balan says Indian culture wants people “to be sexual only in the institution of marriage” and for reproduction.

The actress says it takes away the “joy of intimacy”. So, she wants to give out a message: Sex is a feeling, not a taboo.

“It feels funny how inspite of being the most populated country in the world, we still don’t talk about sex openly,” Vidya said in a statement.

“The idea of sex is looked down by people because Indian culture wants us to be sexual only in the institution of marriage, for purposes of procreation. But the whole feeling, the joy of intimacy, pleasure and fun is missing,” added the actress, who has shot a video titled “Taboo” for “Kripya Dhyan De” series on ZOOM Studios.

Vidya, known for films like “Parineeta”, “Paa” and “The Dirty Picture”, feels it is time to “re-look” at the attitude towards sex.

“We must strive for a traditional and yet modern balance, and (aim) for the hypocrisy related to sex to go away. Our children need to know that sex is a feeling, not a taboo,” she added.

On the film front, the actress is looking forward to the release of “Tumhari Sulu”.

The story of “Tumhari Sulu” — releasing on November 17 — revolves around a middle-aged ordinary housewife Sulochona aka Sulu who is a happy-go-lucky person with an extraordinary calibre.

Directed by Suresh Triveni, the film tells the story of how the housewife, who lives with her husband and son, tries hard to add spice to their lives.

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Pankaj Kapur to be honoured with ‘Icons of Indian Cinema’ Award

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Mumbai, Sep 26: Actor-director Pankaj Kapur will be honoured with ‘Icons of Indian Cinema’ Award at the closing ceremony of the ninth edition of Jagran Film Festival here.

The closing ceremony of the Mumbai edition will take place on Sunday, read a statement.

Pankaj, also a theatre artiste, is known for featuring in films like “Jaane Bhi Do Yaaro”, “Raakh” and “Maqbool”.

The festival started in Delhi on June 29 before travelling to cities like Kanpur, Lucknow, Allahabad, Varanasi, Patna, Dehradun, Ranchi, Jamshedpur, Bhopal, Indore, Gorakhpur, Agra, Ludhiana, Hissar, Meerut and Raipur.

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Anupam Kher urges Manmohan Singh to watch ‘The Accidental Prime Minister’

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The Accidental Prime Minister' will depict Anupam Kher as Manmohan Singh.

Mumbai, Sep 26: Anupam Kher has urged Manmohan Singh to watch “The Accidental Prime Minister”, in which the actor essays the former Prime Minister.

Actor Anupam Kher Manmohan Singh in "The Accidental Prime Minister

Anupam, who has wished Singh on his 86th birthday on Wednesday, tweeted: “Respected Dr Manmohan Singh! Here is wishing you a very happy and healthy birthday. Maybe I will get an opportunity to have a cup of tea and a piece of cake with you if you ever watch our film. I promise, you will like my portrayal.”

The 63-year-old actor said that his portrayal as Singh is “full of sincerity and honesty”.

The film is based on a book by Sanjaya Baru, a former media advisor to Manmohan Singh. Akshaye Khanna features as Baru, and Divya Seth Shah plays Manmohan Singh’s wife Gursharan Kaur in the movie.

It is directed by debutant Vijay Ratnakar Gutte, along with Hansal Mehta as the creative producer.

The script of “The Accidental Prime Minister”, produced by Bohra Bros, is written by Mayank Tewari. It is slated to release on December 21.

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Ranveer Singh has ‘fan moment’ on meeting P.V. Sindhu

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Mumbai, Sep 26: Actor Ranveer Singh says he had a fan moment meeting Indian star shuttler P.V. Sindhu and added that he loves her spirit.

Ranveer met Sindhu on Tuesday at the Forbes India Tycoon Of Tomorrow event, where he was feted with the Youth Icon Award.

Sindhu shared a photograph of herself with the actor and captioned it: “Finally we meet! It was such a pleasure meeting you and an absolute fan moment.I congratulate you for all the success and I wish you all the very best for your future endeavours. I would rather call you ‘rockstar’ than Ranveer Singh.”

To which, Ranveer replied: “Yes, finally! it was a pleasure indeed! and likewise, a fan moment for me too… You make us so proud, champ! Love your spirit. May you continue to shine bright.”

On the acting front, Ranveer is currently busy shooting for filmmaker Rohit Shetty’s “Simmba”, which also features actor Saif Ali Khan’s daughter Sara.

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