None of My Business

None of My Business

So, who did you pick?

The red carpet has been rolled out and the champagne is on ice for an Oscars ceremony on Sunday filled with suspense over the movie industry’s biggest prize — and whether Hollywood’s campaign against sexual harassment will steal the spotlight. Unlike previous years, the best picture contest this time is anyone’s guess. Fox Searchlight fantasy romance The Shape of Water with a leading 13 nominations, Fox Searchlight dark comedy Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, and Universal Pictures racial satire Get Out all have a fighting chance, awards pundits say.

The #MeToo dilemma

The Academy Awards, the glitziest night in show business, takes place on Sunday, but the biggest drama may be not on the Dolby Theatre stage but behind-the-scenes moves to tackle the sexual misconduct scandal that has rocked the industry. After moving swiftly to expel Oscar-winning film producer Harvey Weinstein last October after multiple women accused him of sexual misconduct, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has still to take action against other people in its ranks who have been accused of impropriety.

Fare thee well

Thousands of fans lined the streets of Mumbai on Wednesday, some weeping quietly, others running behind the hearse, as they joined Bollywood stars in paying tributes to actress Sridevi who died at the weekend in Dubai. Sridevi was accorded full state honours as she was cremated at Mumbai’s Vile Parle Seva Samaj Crematorium on Wednesday evening with husband Boney Kapoor performing the last rites. Daughter Janhvi and Khushi also accompanied the hearse.

A superstar’s death leads to a media circus- Sridevi live

MY LOVE LETTER TO

SRIDEVI’S FANS

YES like millions of you,I too believed that she was the most beautiful and desirable woman ever and we all know that she was the biggest super star of the country and ruled the silver screen as a main heroine for more than 20 years.

But that’s just a part of the story. However shocked and sad I feel about Sridevi's death, it’s finally once again a rude reminder about how unpredictable, cruel,fragile and mysterious that both life and death are.

The importance of being Sridevi

Sridevi died of accidental drowning in her hotel bath tub after losing consciousness, the Dubai government said on Monday, giving a dramatic twist to her sudden death that has stunned legions of fans and industry colleagues. The Dubai government said in a tweet that the police have transferred the case to the “Dubai Public Prosecution” which will carry out regular legal procedures followed in such cases.

The Diva

Sridevi was the quintessential pixie, but her sensual moves in Mr India, Chandini or Janbaaz wrapped in chiffon made millions swoon to her gyrating beat. Sridevi was a megastar, ruling B Town for years, from Amitabh Bachchan and Feroze Khan, from Anil Kapoor to Salman Khan she acted as their leading lady, she had been there and done that. Sunday morning brought bad news from Dubai that the presiding deity for many years in Bollywood had passed away due a cardiac arrest.

I choose to be sexy. So?

Jennifer Lawrence has shot at the trolls and media, who criticised her over her revealing dreass, calling the debate “sexist” and “utterly ridiculous.” The 27-year-old actor took to Facebook to give it back to those who had commented that she should have worn a coat in the cold weather of London at the event for her latest Soviet spy thriller Red Sparrow. Lawrence wrote she did not think she needed to cover her dress with “a coat and a scarf” and even if she was standing in the snow, it was her “choice” to go for coveralls or not.

Deep in depression

Deepika Padukone said organisations should focus on the mental health of their staff. Speaking at an interactive session with Wipro Board member  Rishad Premji, the Bollywwod actor said her sportsmanship helped her quickly overcome the psychological problem she suffered.  “I think it is important to deal with (the people) who experience mental illness with lot more empathy and little more heart.

Became an actor by default

Rani Mukherji said she became an actor by default as it was a decision that was taken by her mother. “I did not decide (to become actor), my mum decided for me. When we were young it was a different generation, unlike what happens today. I was an obedient child. So I did whatever my mum said, she said become an actor, so I became an actor. She realised my thing (of actor) before me. I became an actor by default. I thank my mum today as I don’t think I would be anything else than an actor,” Mukherji said at a promotional event of her upcoming film Hichki.

#Baftagoesblacktoo

The ferocious female-led tragi-comedy Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri was the big winner at the British Academy Film Awards in London, where women demanding an end to harassment, abuse and inequality dominated the ceremony. Martin McDonagh’s film about a bereaved mother seeking justice won five trophies on Sunday, including best film, outstanding British film and best actress, for Frances McDormand.

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