Alia Bhatt Calls Her Father Youth Icon Of The Year

Meghna Gulzar, who directed "Raazi", won Filmmaker of the Year, and Ayushmann Khurrana received the Vogue Man of the Moment award

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Actress Alia Bhatt seen at an event. Wikimedia Commons

Actress Alia Bhatt, who received the Youth Icon of the Year honour at a gala here from her father for the first time, said he was best suited for the title.

Alia Bhatt and a slew of Bollywood’s Who’s Who were at the Vogue Women of the Year event here on Saturday night. Filmmaker Karan Johar was the host for the star-studded night, read a statement.

On receiving the award, the “Student Of The Year” actress said: “This is the first time my father is presenting an award to me. What’s most special tonight is the fact that my father is standing right next to me, way past his bed time. Let me tell you that he sleeps at 9 p.m. and wakes up at 5 a.m. and goes and does Pilates and cardio.

“I don’t think that I’m the Youth Icon of the Year. My father is the Youth Icon of the Year.”

Alia Bhatt will soon be directed by her father for the first time in “Sadak 2”, which also features her step sister Pooja Bhatt. And she is looking forward to the experience.

“Genuinely, I can’t wait to be directed by you and can’t wait to be on the set with you papa, because the kind of energy that you have, I have to calm you down sometimes. So, if there is any quality within me which is icon like, it’s all thanks to my father, my mother and my other father, Karan,” said the actress.

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Alia Bhatt, Wikimedia

A total of 20 influential names were awarded across various fields like law, entertainment, fashion, journalism, sports, women’s empowerment and philanthropy were felicitated for their efforts at the event.

The Mann Deshi Foundation founder Chetna Gala Sinha, who has empowered rural women through micro-finance, was felicitated with the Vogue Social Entrepreneur of the Year title while Vinita Gupta, CEO of pharmaceutical major Lupin, was felicitated as the Vogue and IBM Businesswoman of The Year. News anchor Faye D’Souza was adjudged the Opinion Maker of the Year, while activist-lawyer Deepika Singh Rajawat was declared Vogue Crusader of the Year.

From the field of entertainment, actress Kareena Kapoor Khan bagged the Vogue and IWC Schaffhausen Style Icon of the Year award, Radhika Apte was the Vogue Trends Disruptor of the Year (Female) while Vicky Kaushal was awarded the Vogue X Trends Disruptor of the Year (Male).

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Meghna Gulzar, who directed “Raazi”, won Filmmaker of the Year, and Ayushmann Khurrana received the Vogue Man of the Moment award.

Athlete Hima Das and wrestler Vinesh Phogat were adjudged Vogue Sportswomen of the Year.

From the fashion industry, Ritu Kumar was honoured with the Vogue and Gemfields Lifetime Achievement Award while Anamika Khanna bagged the title of Vogue Designer of the Year award. The artistic director of Dior, Maria Grazia Chiuri, was awarded the title of Global Icon of the Year. (IANS)

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Lockdown 4.0: Here’s How Celebrities Spend Time

Celebs have posted a glimpse of their quarantine on their social media handles

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Cricketer Virat Kohli's mantra this lockdown- Earn it. Dont demand it. Wikimedia Commons

By Aditi Roy

While we reach the fag end of Lockdown 4.0, in the past few days, celebrities have once again started posting a slice of life in quarantine on social media, as suggested by latest bollywood news.

From brand-new summer hair to chilling with their kids, the glimpses of their life is not much different than ours. Check out how some of your most-loved celebrities kill time.

Anushka Sharma

For actor-producer Anushka Sharma, nothing is better than watching her latest production, ‘Paatal Lok’ a gripping series on Amazon Prime.

Alia Bhatt

The chirpy, young actor trusted her haircut to an important member from her inner-circle; she’s all about eating well and being fitter after 60-days of lockdown.

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Actor Alia Bhatt is keeping herself fit and eating well. Wikimedia Commons

Malaika Arora

The ever gorgeous Malaika recently posted a fresh-faced pic of herself in a breezy kaftan, the outfit of the moment.

Shilpa Shetty

The svelte actress who is also a chef and a wonder-mummy is happy chilling with her son in lockdown

Radhika Apte

The talented actor opted for fresh hairdo. In quarantine, Apte is happy about “detachment” with her beautifully grown tresses and sports a “mushroomhead”

Rohit Sharma

The super-talended cricketer dug into his archives and shared a picture of himself with teammates Suresh Raina and Pragyan Ojha with the scenic backdrop of New Zealand while on tour 2009, while reminiscing about happy times.

Virat Kohli

The dashing cricketer’s mantra this lockdown- Earn it. Dont demand it. Kohli is all about lifting weights and focussing on his strength while home sheltering.

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Actor Vicky Kaushal recalls his horse-riding days. Wikimedia Commons

Vicky Kaushal

The charming actor recently posted a picture recalling when horse-riding in the morning was a daily activity.

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Ranveer Singh

Actor Ranveer Singh posted a super cool picture of him sporting a “Rocky Balboa” printed upbeat t-shirt on Instagram.

Shikhar Dhawan

The hard-hitting batsman posted a collage of his young son and his own pic from past of similar age, with the loving caption, “The Apple doesn’t fall far from the tree.” (IANS)

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Actress Anushka Sharma: I was Allowed to do Whatever I Wanted

Anushka Sharma: Let the girl discover herself

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Actress Anushka Sharma has said she grew up in an environment where she was allowed to do whatever she wanted. Wikimedia Commons

Actress Anushka Sharma has said she grew up in an environment where she was allowed to do whatever she wanted, and hopes every girl can be free and experience life the way she did. This is the latest bollywood news.

“I have grown up in an environment where I was allowed to do whatever I wanted. My father gave me that. It’s sad that even now in so many homes in India, you don’t let the girl just be free,” Anushka said.

That’s what attracted her to be part of the video of the song “Kudi nu nachne de” from Irrfan Khan’s film “Angrezi Medium”. The song celebrates womenhood.

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Anushka Sharma hopes every girl can be free and experience life the way she did. Wikimedia Commons

“This is what the song is saying, to let the girl make mistakes and discover herself. It’s so sad that even now in so many homes in India, people don’t let the girl just be free and be their truest self. I hope every girl can experience that the way I did,” she added.

“Kudi nu nachne de” is sung by Vishal Dadlani, and speaks for equality and respecting a person’s wishes. Bollywood’s leading ladies including Anushka, Katrina Kaif, Alia Bhatt, Janhvi Kapoor, Ananya Panday and Kiara Advani, got together for the special song.

Talking about tune’s relevance, Alia said: “The song is important for today’s generation. It talks about letting a girl be, let her dream, let her achieve and once she does, she will do wonders and take over the world. Just let her fly.”

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Adding to Anushka Sharma’s statement, actress Alia Bhatt says that every girl has the right to live her dream. Wikimedia Commons

On what the track means to her, Katrina said: “The song is about celebration of life. Of course, the lyrics say ‘Let Her Dance’ but for me dance is an expression of joy. The message of the song is also about letting a girl express her true self. Don’t tell the girl how to dance… let her express her true herself and the world will be a better place.”

To this, Ananya added: “The song stands for letting the girl sway to her own tunes and I am glad that my parents let me groove to my own beat my entire life. I hope that all parents let their girls dance to their own wish.”

Kiara feels the song is “every single girl’s inner voice. It talks of girls hoping to change the mindset of people, so that they live and let us live, let us be however we want”.

Sharing her fondness for the song, Kriti Sanon said: “I absolutely loved the song; it is not only catchy but also meaningful. I completely relate to it. This song is about freedom. That’s one of the reasons I did it.”

“Angrezi Medium”, revolves around a beautiful relationship between a single doting father, Irrfan and his daughter Radhika Madan. “Angrezi Medium” also stars Kareena Kapoor Khan, Dimple Kapadia, Pankaj Tripathi, Deepak Dobriyal, Ranvir Shorey and others. The film is presented by Jio studios and Prem Vijan.

Radhika feels “the song is about empowerment. Let the girl dance, let her be and she will make the world a magical place”.

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Director Homi Adajania feels there shouldn’t be just one day to celebrate Women’s Day.

“It should be celebrated every day,” he added.

Jio Studios and Prem Vijan present Dinesh Vijan’s “Angrezi Medium”, a Maddock Films production. It is slated to release on March 13. (IANS)

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“Gully Boy” Becomes Most Tweeted Indian Film of 2019 on Twitter

In an earlier released list of the "Top 10 Most Mentioned Handles in Entertainment - Male", megastar Amitabh Bachchan was named the Shahenshah of Twitter world

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The most mentioned accounts were ranked by number of unique authors who discussed the celebrities on Twitter, from January 1 to November 15 this year. Pixabay

The Ranveer Singh-Alia Bhatt “Gully Boy” has been named the top Hindi movie to rule Twitter in 2019.

According to #ThisHappened 2019 Twitter report, “Gully Boy” was the most tweeted about Hindi movie this year.

Directed by Zoya Akhtar, the film is based on the lives of rappers Naved Shaikh, popularly known as Naezy, and Divine (Vivian Fernandes), although many have noted stylistic and narrative likeness with the Hollywood biopic, “Straight Outta Comption”.

In “Gully Boy”, Ranveer’s character used rap as a tool to express his views on society and life in Dharavi, one of the largest slums of Asia. The film became a superhit on release in February. It was India’s official entry to the Oscars in the Best Foreign Language Film category this year, but failed to make the final list.

The musical romantic drama “Kabir Singh” was second in the list, followed by “Mission Mangal”, “Kesari”, “Housefull 4”, “Uri: The Surgical Strike”, “Kalank”, “Super 30”, “The Tashkent Files” and “Article 15”.

In an earlier released list of the “Top 10 Most Mentioned Handles in Entertainment – Male”, megastar Amitabh Bachchan was named the Shahenshah of Twitter world, followed by Akshay Kumar, Salman Khan, Shah Rukh Khan, Vijay, AR Rahman, Ranveer Singh, Ajay Devgn, Mahesh Babu and filmmaker Atlee.

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The Ranveer Singh-Alia Bhatt “Gully Boy” has been named the top Hindi movie to rule Twitter in 2019. Bollywood Country

Actress Sonakshi Sinha, who uses social media to connect with her fans, finished first in the “Top 10 Most Mentioned Handles in Entertainment – Female”. Actress Anushka Sharma was in the second spot, followed with Lata Mangeshkar, Archana Kalpathi, Priyanka Chopra Jonas, Alia Bhatt, Kajal Aggarwal, Sunny Leone, Madhuri Dixit Nene and Rakul Preet Singh.

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The most mentioned accounts were ranked by number of unique authors who discussed the celebrities on Twitter, from January 1 to November 15 this year. (Bollywood Country)