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Veteran actress Reema Lagoo passes away after cardiac arrest

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Mumbai, May 18, 2017: Veteran film and TV actor Reema Lagoo has passed away at the age of 59 on Thursday after suffering a cardiac arrest at the midnight of 18 May.

The actor had been admitted to the Kokilaben Hospital in Mumbai.

As per reports, her son-in-law Vinay Waikul informed the media that she suffered a heart attack at midnight and was rushed to hospital in Mumbai. She breathed her last a few hours later.

Reema began her acting career in the late 1970s and the actor was best known for playing mums in both movies and television.

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Lagoo has been an essential part of films such as Maine Pyar Kiya, Aashiqui, Saajan, Hum Aapke Hain Kaun, Vaastav, Kal Ho Na Ho and Hum Saath-Saath Hain.

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She also made a name for herself in TV shows like Tu Tu Main Main and Shrimaan Shrimati. She was last seen in Naamkaran.

Her last rights will reportedly to be performed at 2 PM at the Oshiwara cremation ground here.

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After kissing controversy, Papon steps down as judge on Reality Show

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Mumbai, Feb 24: Singer Angarag Mahanta, popular as Papon, has decided to step down as a judge on the singing reality show “The Voice India Kids” after a complaint was filed against him for “inappropriately kissing” a minor.

“Since I am in no mental state to fulfil most of my professional obligations, I have decided to step down as a judge on the show till the matter in which I have been falsely implicated is fully resolved and the investigations are over,” Papon tweeted on Saturday.

“I have full faith in the judicial system and eventually the truth will prevail. In the interim, I would appreciate that my privacy is respected,” he added.

Earlier this week, a video in which Papon is seen planting a kiss on the lips of a minor girl contestant of the &TV show became viral online.

The National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) on Friday issued notice to both the singer and the channel.

The film industry is divided on the issue. While some came out in support of the singer, others slammed him.

Actress Suchitra Krishnamoorthi tweeted: “If anybody behaved with my daughter the way Papon did with the teenage girl I would slap him several times in such a way that no one dared behave that way again.”

On Friday, Ppaon had said in a statement: “I might have done it spontaneously but in today’s environment, to touch a girl child, however innocent your thoughts are, is not advisable. I am sorry for that.”

Actress Raveena Tandon tweeted: “Whatever the situation, accidental, unintentional, affection, love, though it is sad the Papon controversy happened, it will be an eye opener and lesson for all to not getting carried away, and not crossing a line which can be seen as inappropriate.”

Singer Monali Thakur, who sang the female version of “Moh moh ke dhaage” that was also crooned by Papon, tweeted in his support: “I got so many calls yesterday for this ridiculous misinterpretation of a man’s gesture of affection! I am a girl and I know what is sexual perversion in a man! And Papon is anything but that! Leave aside for a kid! Lotsa love Papon. #iStandbyPapon”

Apart from that, #pervertpapon is also trending on Twitter.

Read More: Complaint against singer Papon for inappropriately kissing minor on reality show

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I really want to be a legend: Shah Rukh Khan

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New Delhi, Feb 24: Shah Rukh Khan, who is touted as one of the biggest superstars of the Hindi film industry, says he is done with the tag and now wants to be a legend.

Shah Rukh was here on Saturday at the fourth edition of Global Business Summit to speak on “Bollywood’s Digital push: What it means for the stakeholders”.

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“I am 26 years old in the film industry which is half my lifetime really. From here on I am going to spend time in the world of cinema than the outside of it… I realised I should do away with the tag of being a superstar instead I should work towards tag of being a legend,” he said.

He added: “No megastar… as egoistic and self-centred like me will fade away into the past without trying to wedge his or her foot into the door to the future. So even I want to put myself into the future of cinema like I have been in the past 25 years.”

The actor, 52, who has been in the Hindi film industry for over two decades, stressed that he really wants to be a legend.

“I really want to be a legend.

“Unfortunately, there are no articles or books on how to be a legend. So, I rummage through my personal library… I found a book on the history of human kind called ‘Sapiens’ and going through the book I found that the only reason homo sapiens have dominated the rest of the species is because of one thing — because we gossip,” added the superstar.

The actor said that the spreading of ideas is a way of story telling.

“Genuinely, story-telling has anchored communication between human beings. Even entertainment is actually a derivative of story-telling. Whether you music, art or poetry all of these things are a form of story-telling,” he added.

The modern art of story telling is of course filmmaking, he said.

“I think there has been radical change in cinema and content over the years. A change even in the way we consume films. But right now I think we are witnessing the greatest change. The greatest change of this century has been the evolutionary revolution that has taken over the human kind is the opening up communication, information on the digtised platform,” he added.

Shah Rukh says that the future of cinema will be changed through the advent of digitisation.

“There will be a lot of changes on how we consume cinema and watch it. But mainly the changes is going to be how we market cinema…

“The second change that there is going to happen is that there is going to be… there will be radical movement away from the content itself… Instead of waiting for loans there is going to be a lot more crowd funding,” he added.

Shah Rukh says there will be a big change between the viewer and how an individual watches the film.

He added: “Right now the movie that attract us, it’s a momentary catch of emotions or expression but soon movies will itself become an experience. They will be interactive.”

Artificial intelligence, virtual reality and visual effects all these are so important that roles of actors and stars will diminish, stressed the actor.

The access to cinema will be more easier.

“It is going to be on your mobile…there will be no more appointment cinema. Cinema will be at will — whenever and where ever you want to watch. I do not think cinema theatres will close down,” he said.

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Disgusting: Celebs react over Papon kissing minor

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Mumbai, Feb 24: Celebrities like Raveena Tandon and Suchitra Krishnamoorthi have come out against Papon after a video emerged of the singer inappropriately kissing a minor girl.

The shocked celebrities feel that it’s disgusting and shameful and that the singer should be arrested.

Raveena Tandon: Disgusting! Shameful! Perverse! This man Papon should be arrested ! The girl’s parents succumbing to pressure! The explanations given are ridiculous! Haven’t felt such anger and shame to see this happen and some on tv debates actually defending the act.

Suchitra Krishnamoorthi: If anybody behaved with my daughter the way Papon did with the teenage girl I would slap him several times in such a way that no one dared behave that way again.

Gauahar Khan: Wasn’t smothering a child’s face with your palm rubbing colour all over it for four seconds enough as fatherly love, that you had to pull the child’s face then to strategically peck her on the lip. There was no wrong camera angle or the child moving her face mistakenly.

Ashoke Pandit: Papon body language and his brash attitude while abusing the child is a sign of arrogance and complete disregard for the law. This is a benchmark trait of every powerful sexual predator.

On Friday, 23 February, Supreme Court lawyer Runa Bhuyan filed a complaint with National Commission for Protection of Child Rights against Papon. The singer has been booked under POCSO as it is a case of assaulting a minor girl. 

In a video shared on Papon’s official Facebook page, the 41-year-old singer is seen celebrating Holi with few of the contestants of ‘The Voice of India Kids Season 2’, a singing reality show of which he is a jury member. He is seen applying colours to a contestant and planting a kiss, apparently, on her mouth.

Calling himself an “extremely affectionate and expressive” person, Papon claimed that “both of our families are being destroyed forever” because of the controversy surrounding the matter.

“Not to say I haven’t made a mistake. I might have done it spontaneously but in today’s environment, to touch a girl child, however innocent your thoughts are, is not advisable. I am sorry for that,” he wrote in his statement, which he uploaded on his Twitter.

He said that he can be called “naive and stupid” for the “accidental move” which he claimed was “not a sexual assault”.

Meanwhile, MoS Women and Child welfare, Vidya Thakur, has reportedly directed the Mumbai Police Commissioner to investigate the incident, reported The Staesman.

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