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Shoojit Sircar’s Critically-Acclaimed film ‘Pink’ bags Four Awards at 23rd Star Screen Awards 2016

Megastar Amitabh Bachchan received the Best Actor award for the film, Aditya Bannerji got the Best Editing award and Ritesh Shah got the Best Dialogue award for "Pink".

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Shohini Ghosh, a professor of mass communication at Jamia Millia Islamia University in New Delhi, says the most radical message of "Pink" is that "it is not just a question of [a woman's] right to say no [to sexual advances], but the right to say no even when your sexual conduct may be trangressive of normative conventions." VOA

Mumbai, December 5, 2016: Shoojit Sircar’s critically-acclaimed “Pink” bagged as many as four awards, including for the Best Film, at the 23rd Star Screen Awards 2016 here on Sunday.

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While megastar Amitabh Bachchan received the Best Actor award for the film, Aditya Bannerji got the Best Editing award and Ritesh Shah got the Best Dialogue award for “Pink”.

 Actress Alia Bhatt received the best actress award for “Udta Punjab”.

One of the highlights of Star Screen Awards 2016 was Shah Rukh Khan and Salman Khan coming together to host the event. However, the show’s first segment was hosted by Karan Johar and Karan Singh Grover.

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As evergreen beauty Rekha was bestowed with the Lifetime achievement award. Actress Sonam Kapoor did a special performance on Rekha and the veteran actress also enthralled audience with a performance on a popular old song.

The Critics Choice For Best Actor award went to Sushant Singh Rajput for “M.S. Dhoni – The Untold Story” and the Critics Choice For Best Actress went to Swara Bhaskar for “Nil Battey Sannata”.

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Several Bollywood celebrities attended the award function including Alia, Varun Dhawan, Kriti Sanon, Bipasha Basu, Harshvardhan Kapoor, Huma Quereshi, Sonam, Divya Khosla Kumar among others. (IANS)

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Rapists are ‘Shaitans’ Disguised in Human Form: Salman Khan

Bollywood celebrities take to twitter to express their views on the recent rape incident in Hyderabad

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Bollywood Actor Salman Khan addressed rapists as "the worst kind of 'shaitans' disguised in the human form." Wikimedia Commons

Salman Khan has condemned the brutal incident of gang-rape and murder of a young veterinarian on the outskirts of Hyderabad on November 27.

The Bollywood superstar took to social media to vent his anger against the culprits who committed the heinous crime. Salman Khan addressed them as “the worst kind of ‘shaitans’ disguised in the human form.”

Since the last couple of days, hashtags demanding justice for the gang-rape and murder victim have been trending on Twitter.

Using such a hashtag, Salman Khan tweeted, “These are the worst kind of ‘shaitans’ (devils) disguised in the human form! The pain, torture and death of innocent women like Nirbhaya should now get us together and put an end to such ‘shaitans’ who live among us, before any other innocent woman…

“…and their family go through this extreme agony and loss as this has to be stopped. Let betii bachao not be just a campaign. This is the time to let these demons know that we all stand together. May (victim’s name) soul rest in peace.”

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Along with Salman Khan, Varun Dhawan took to twitter to express his disgust over the rape incident in Hyderabad. Wikimedia Commons

Another Bollywood actor, Varun Dhawan, has also expressed his disgust over the incident and raised his voice demanding justice for the victim’s family.

Using the hashtag seeking justice for the victim, Varun tweeted: “We as Indians discuss and are passionate about so many things. The entire country needs to come together and stop rapes from happening. Why is it that girls can be harmed so easily. Why aren’t these evil bastards scared of the law?”

“Right now the only focus has to be on making sure this girl and her family gets justice,” he added in a separate tweet.

Demanding quick investigation into the case, fashion photographer and film producer Atul Kasbekar took to social media to remind everyone that the culprits of the 2012 Delhi gangrape case have not yet been hung.

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The hashtag #NoMercyToRapists is trending on Twitter. Pixabay

He tweeted, “When the criminal justice system fails to be an effective deterrent, the run of heinous crime is unabated. In case of rape/murder:

– we must have quick investigation n arrests
– fast track courts
– quick dispensation of the sentence

PS: The #Nirbhaya killers haven’t been hung as yet.”

On Sunday afternoon, the hashtag #NoMercyToRapists also started trending on Twitter with netizens demanding severe and immediate action against the four accused in the gruesome gang-rape and murder incident.

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People across the country are demanding capital punishment for the rapists and voicing their protests on social media as well as taking to the streets. (IANS)