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Wouldn’t have desired Indian citizenship if there was intolerance: Adnan

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Over the growing intolerance in the country, renowned Pakistani singer Adnan Sami, who requested to stay in India on humanitarian grounds earlier this year, says that he wouldn’t have sought Indian citizenship if there was such an issue.

“If there was intolerance in the country, would I have asked for citizenship in the country? I believe actions speak louder than words,” Sami said at a session of Agenda Aaj Tak here on Saturday.

Sami was granted permission to stay in India in August. The singer, who came to India on a visitor’s visa, had been staying in the country since March 2001.

The “Bhar do jholi meri” hitmaker also expressed his opinion about the controversy surrounding the cancellation of popular Pakistani ghazal singer Ghulam Ali’s performances in Mumbai and Pune due to protests by the Shiv Sena.

“Yes, he should perform. Everybody should perform. Music does not have colour or religion. If I listen to a song, I don’t care about the colour, religion or country of the singer. It doesn’t matter even if it is in another language because I love the music,” he said.

“If Michael Jackson recorded his music in Los Angeles or London, how does it matter? It (the music) reached me, I like it and that’s it. If the music touches you, then it shouldn’t matter,” he added.

When asked about his role in fostering India-Pakistan relations, Sami said that as a singer, his “job is to create music and harmony”.

“I am a singer, my job is to create music and harmony. Wherever I see harmony, I would go towards there. There is nothing more beautiful for a musician to listen and see harmony. And if such a thing can happen, I like more than a billion people here would love it,” he added.

As far as the controversy over the India and Pakistan cricket series is concerned, the singer said: “Yes, cricket should be played. Nothing will happen out of that, but why not. Let’s get real. It will happen one day, but in the meanwhile let’s play cricket. Let’s play ball, at least somewhere.”

The singer, who shot to mainstream popularity in India with hit songs like “Kabhi to nazar milao” and “Lift karaa de”, says that the love he has received from the citizens here is “everything” for him.

“When my first album came out, it wasn’t Bollywood. The love that I received from people was everything and it still is everything for me. After 16 years, it is not just the land where I work, but also my home and my love,” Sami said.

“Today, I feel proud when a good thing happens in the country. If there is a new airport in Mumbai, I would feel proud about it, and I equally feel angry when I see potholes,” he added.

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Ekta Kapoor remembers Manav of ‘Pavitra Rishta’ on Sushant’s birth anniversary

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Producer Ekta Kapoor remembered late Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput on his 35th birth anniversary on Thursday.

Ekta shared a video on Instagram, which is made of a collage of several scenes from her daily soap Pavitra Rishta, which had made Sushant an overnight sensation.

In the video shared by Ekta Kapoor, the words “Remembering our Manav, now and forever” appear on screen towards the end.

“Sushi forever ! Shining bright like a star! Love n light wherever u r! Happie birth on earth day!” Ekta captioned her video.

Sushant began his career as a television actor before venturing into Bollywood. Ekta had launched Sushant as an actor in the Balaji daily soap Kis Desh Mein Hai Meraa Dil. He later became popular as Manav Deshmukh in the Balaji soap, Pavitra Rishta, before venturing into Bollywood.

Pavitra Rishta also featured Sushant Singh Rajput’s ex-girlfriend, actress Ankita Lokhande, opposite him.

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Sidharth Malhotra begins shoot for ‘Thank God’

Sidharth took to Twitter to share the announcement. “Excited for this new journey. #ThankGod for it. Shoot begins today,” he wrote along with photos of the team, including director Indra Kumar.

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 Actor Sidharth Malhotra has started shooting for his upcoming film Thank God here on Thursday.

Sidharth took to Twitter to share the announcement. “Excited for this new journey. #ThankGod for it. Shoot begins today,” he wrote along with photos of the team, including director Indra Kumar.

Thank God, which also stars Ajay Devgn and Rakul Preet Singh, is pitched as a slice of life comedy with a message.

Ajay is expected to join the team later though he tweeted: “Lights. Camera. Action. The shoot for #ThankGod begins today in Mumbai!”

Rakul is also missing in the mahurat shot photo. Still, she tweeted: “#ThankGod shoot begins today !! Super thrilled to bring to all of you this slice of life comedy. Trust me we will have you in splits.”

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BJP preventing ‘moksha’ for Sushant’s soul: Congress

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On the 35th birthday of Sushant Singh Rajput, the Maharashtra Congress on Thursday slammed the opposition BJP, alleging that because of its machinations, the late Bollywood actor’s soul is deprived of ‘moksha’ (salvation).

Paying homage to the memory of Sushant, Maharashtra Congress spokesperson Sachin Sawant said in his death on June 14, 2020, the film industry lost a highly talented and upcoming star and his loss would be felt for long.

Despite a period of eight months, the real reasons behind his death have not been revealed to the people of the country although three central agencies like CBI, Enforcement Directorate and Narcotics Control Bureau have been deployed for the probe, he said.

“However, this is also a time to remember how the BJP blatantly exploited his death for its dirty politics in Maharashtra and Bihar and gaining on other fronts. They used the incident to destabilise the Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA) in Maharashtra and misused his name to corner votes in the Bihar election last year,” Sawant alleged.

Blaming the BJP for “preventing ‘moksha’ for Sushant’s soul”, he alleged that the saffron party tried to manipulate his death to defame the Maharashtra government of Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray and misrepresented it to the masses in the Bihar election.

“For its political designs, the BJP has deployed CBI, ED and NCB, but nothing has come out their probes so far We have been repeatedly demanding that the CBI should table the facts before the country on what has emerged from its probe. Nothing has come out even in the investigations by ED, NCB,” Sawant pointed out.

He demanded to know why the CBI is silent on the circumstances leading to Sushant’s reported suicide, why the BJP politicised his death and attempted to portray it as a ‘murder’, what was the outcome of the ED-NCB probe which were brought into the case and other aspects.

Sawant rued that owing to the BJP, Sushant’s sou’ has not been allowed to “rest in peace” and he has also been deprived of the respect and honour due to him after his death.

Earlier, the ruling allies, Shiv Sena, Nationalist Congress Party, and Congress have consistently demanded that the CBI should reveal its findings in the case to clear the doubts in the minds of the people.

On its part, the CBI has responded by saying that it has not closed the Sushant death probe case and investigations still continue.

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