More power to honest, fearless cinema, says Shahid

Mumbai, June 19 (IANS) Actor Shahid Kapoor, who has featured in “Udta Punjab” based on drug abuse in Punjab, has thanked the audience for praising the Abhishek Chaubey directorial. He has even given thumbs up to “honest and fearless cinema”.

The controversial film collected Rs.10.05 crore on its opening day on Friday in the country. It has also been lauded by celebrities like Kunal Kohli, Rajkumar Hirani, Guneet Monga and Ayushmann Khurrana.

“Humbled and thankful. Your love has been overwhelming. More power to honest, fearless cinema. Thank you all,” Shahid tweeted on Sunday.

“Udta Punjab” makers experienced problem in securing a release certificate from the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC), which first suggested as many as 89 cuts in the movie. Thereafter, its Revising Committee asked for 13 cuts.

Ultimately, the makers moved the Bombay High Court which overruled the CBFC-recommended cuts to the film and cleared it for release with just one cut and three disclaimers by the filmmakers.


Rohit Roy wishes Happy Father’s Day to Big B

Actor Rohit Roy wished megastar Amitabh Bachchan Happy Father’s Day on Sunday and thanked the “Piku” star for his blessings.

On the occasion of Father’s Day on Sunday, Rohit took the virtual route to wish the “fathers” in his life.

“Wishing my ‘dad’ Ronit Bose Roy a very happy Father’s Day. The only man who will have my back no matter what,” Rohit tweeted referring to his brother Ronit.

He also shared an image of their father and captioned it: “We both are just a little bit of what my father was. No one ever had a bad thing to say about him. Miss you baba.”

The “Shootout at Lokhandwala” actor then thanked Big B. “And finally, happy Father’s Day to a man who we love and respect as one. Thank you Amit ji for your blessings,” he wrote.

He ended the Father’s Day wishes by posting a few images of his mother. He wrote: “And the most important Happy Father’s Day wish goes to the lady who was both mother and father to Ronit and me.”


Rahul and Anushka design for Jaqueline Fernandez

Fashion designers Rahul Anand and Anushka Laul have designed an Indo-Western ensemble for actress Jacqueline Fernandez.

The duo designed a gold bralet paired with a printed maxi sleeveless jacket and black pants for the “Kick” star.

Designer and owner of label Rahul and Anushka, Laul said in a statement: ”Jacqueline looks absolutely dazzling in royal lotus print jacket and at the same time, elegant and hot in gold galaxy gown.”

“I believe that Rahul Anand and I have done proper justice to our label which is known for offering royal luxury women’s wear in bold and beautiful look,” she added.

Jacqueline sported the look for the cover of a magazine.

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