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U2, Rahman team up for ‘Ahimsa’ song

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Mumbai: Irish rock band U2 has unveiled a new song titled “Ahimsa”, in collaboration with composer A.R. Rahman, ahead of the group’s first ever visit to India.

U2’s lead vocalist Bono said: “The fight against injustice has always been so important to us. We were somewhat shaped and formed by Martin Luther King who was a student of Mahatma Gandhi. Martin Luther King said ‘The moral arc of the universe is long but it bends towards justice…’. I don’t believe that any more.

“It doesn’t bend towards justice, it has to be bent towards justice. We have to be actively involved in our democracy to preserve it and show people how we feel and what we care about. We come as students to the source of inspiration. That is ahimsa.. non-violence… India gave this to us.. the greatest gift to the world.. It is more powerful than nuclear energy, the armies, the navies, the British Empire. It is power itself. And it’s never been more important,” he added.

The collaboration comes less than one month ahead of U2’s first ever show in India with the arrival of ‘The Joshua Tree Tour’ in Mumbai on December 15. The band is popular for hits like “With or without you”, “I still haven’t found what I’m looking for” and “Beautiful day”

“‘Ahimsa’ requires courage and strength. A quality that is impervious to weapons or power. It’s a mission which is most needed to heal the modern world and it is incredible timing to collaborate with U2, with their amazing legacy, to revive this movement,” Rahman said.

U2 guitarist The Edge added: “It has been an absolute joy to work with A.R. on this track. A superstar and a talent both towering and generous, we are especially excited to visit his homeland in just a few weeks. India has been on our bucket list for a very long time, the principles of ahimsa or non-violence have served as an important pillar of what our band stands for since we first came together to play music.

“We can’t wait to experience the culture of India first hand, a place that brings together the modern and the ancient all at once.”

The year 2019 will also see the release of four highlights from U2’s catalogue of songs, remixed by local Indian artistes, coming soon on all streaming platforms.

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When Katrina Kaif went swimming with her ”most incredible friend”

Katrina had also posted a video where she is seen cooking something along with sister Isabelle.

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Mumbai, June 8 : Bollywood actress Katrina Kaif is reminiscing her day out in the ocean with her ”most incredible friend.

On World Oceans Day, the actress took to Instagram to share a throwback video, in which she is swimming alongside a whale.

“#tb to A beautiful day in the ocean with my most incredible friend,” she wrote along with the video.

She used a wave emoji and whale emoji to go with the post.

Amid lockdown, Katrina has been trying a hand at cooking, and also housecleaning. In a clip she shared in April, she chops away at what could either be cheese or cabbage. Later, when she is asked what is it that she is cooking, she admits not being too sure!

Katrina had also posted a video where she is seen cooking something along with sister Isabelle.

On the work front, Katrina will next be seen in “Sooryavanshi” starring Akshay Kumar. The film is directed by Rohit Shetty.

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Ameesha Patel has a ”hot” wish

Meanwhile, Ameesha turned a year older in June, and she chose to celebrate her birthday by doing social service.

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Mumbai, July 5 : Actress Ameesha Patel wishes to be “hot”, but her fans already think she is.

Sharing a video of her wearing a colourful bandeau and denims, on social media, she quipped: “How I wish I was HOTTT!!!”, followed by several smiling and lipstick emojis.

The post has garnered many views and comments like “Hotness, super hot, beautiful, fit and fabulous”.

Meanwhile, Ameesha turned a year older in June, and she chose to celebrate her birthday by doing social service.

The “Kaho Naa… Pyar Hai” actress had distributed masks, sanitary napkins and food items to poor women in slums. She also posted a video on Instagram in which she was seen meeting members of an NGO.

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Hina Khan is getting toned in style

Last month, Hina had updated her fans that she had stepped out for a dubbing session at a studio for a web show.

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Flaunting her back in new photos, she wrote on social media: “At First they will ask, WHY you are doing it..Later they will ask, HOW you did it ! #ToneItUp Be the girl who decided to go for it..#WorkOutWithHinaKhan #WorkOutInStyle.”

In addition to a fab body, she also got a new haircut.

“Surprise…Dear stress, Good bye. Chopped some Tension off. “NewLook #HairCut #QuarantineEffect,” she had written earlier.

Last month, Hina had updated her fans that she had stepped out for a dubbing session at a studio for a web show.

On Instagram, she had narrated the experience of working post-lockdown and shared that she “didn’t feel safe”.

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