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Now, Comic Trevor Noah Puts India's Farmer Protest On Global Radar


“Farmers are the same people who wait for five months to grow an eggplant,” Mr Noah said in jest.

New Delhi:

If American pop artiste Rihanna and Swedish eco-activist Greta Thunberg missed their mark by any chance, US comic Trevor Noah’s now brought the full gaze of the world on India’s ongoing farmer protest. The Daily Show host yesterday spent a little over eight minutes talking about the massive agitation in his signature style.

After ribbing Christopher Columbus briefly for losing his way to the country, Mr Noah dived right into the matter in the “If you don’t know, now you know” segment of his show, saying, “In the year of global protests, they (India) are in the midst of the biggest one anywhere.”

Over the past few months, thousands of farmers have hits roads, especially those leading to capital New Delhi, demanding the repeal of three farm laws passed by Parliament in September. The protest has only intensified in recent weeks, even breaking into violence on Republic Day.   

Apart from Ms Rihanna and Ms Thunberg, Hollywood veteran Susan Sarandon, actors John Cusack, Amanda Cerni, singers Jay Sean, Dr Zeus, and former adult star Mia Khalifa have, till now, voiced their support for the farmers.

Citing various media reports with visuals of the protest and the continuing blockade of Delhi, the Emmy-winning presenter yesterday said, partly in jest, “Damn! When a country that hot starts burning sh**, you know they aren’t messing around.”

He quickly brought in Ms Thunberg, who has stirred up quite a storm among Indian authorities over the past few days with her “toolkit” tweet that the police say was aimed at spreading disaffection and ill-will against the government of India.

Referring to the burning of Ms Thunberg in effigy by a section of Indians backing the government, Mr Noah quipped it would only make the young activist angrier given the “carbon emissions” from the act.

The comic had one more joke to crack about her and the protest before he moved on to the issue at hand: the politics and economics undergirding the protest.

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He started off by briefly comparing Indian and American agricultural sectors, especially highlighting how poor the protesting farmers were relatively.

“Most Indian farmers work on a much smaller scale,” he said, comparing it with the industrial scale in which agriculture is practised in the US. “And it is when the (Indian) government tried to change that up that the manure hit the fan.”

The following narration by various media reports then explained the situation. He then went on to speak about the importance of farmers to everyone and especially in India where, according to him, some 600 million people are employed in agriculture.

Describing the protest, its escalation, and the government crackdown it has provoked, Mr Noah said the farmers are into the agitation for the long haul.

To make his point, Mr Noah said, “That’s some determination…but it doesn’t surprise me. Because nobody on earth is more patient that farmers. Farmers are the same people who wait for five months to grow an eggplant. An eggplant!”





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RRR: Ram Charan And Jr NTR's Film To Release On This Date


The makers of RRR shared a new poster. (courtesy aliaa08)

Highlights

  • The film will release on October 13 in cinemas
  • The film also stars Alia Bhatt and Ajay Devgn
  • The shooting of the film began in 2018

New Delhi:

A quick glance through today’s Twitter feed will show the hashtags #RRR and #RRRMovie on the top of the trends list. The reason is simple – the makers of the film RRR shared an update on the movie and fans can’t keep calm. The makers shared a brand new poster of the film that features the film’s lead actors Ram Charan and Jr NTR. Also, the film’s release date was announced. The multilingual project that also features Alia Bhatt and Ajay Devgn, will hit the screens on October 13 this year. Ram Charan, sharing the film’s poster and its release date, wrote: “Fire and water will come together to make an unstoppable force as you’ve never witnessed! Get Ready to experience Indian cinema in its finest avatar on October 13, 2021.” He accompanied the film with the hashtags #RRRFestivalOnOct13th, #RRR and #RRRMovie.

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The film’s lead actress Alia Bhatt joined the film’s shoot in Hyderabad last month. The makers of the film, welcomed Alia with this post: “A very warm welcome to our dearest Sita, the supremely talented and beautiful Alia Bhatt on to the sets of RRR.”

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RRR, set in the 1920’s is a “fictitious story based on two legendary freedom fighters – Alluri Seetharamaraju and Komaram Bheem.” It is Rajamouli’s first project after the 2017 blockbuster Baahubali 2: The Conclusion, which was a massive success. The film will release across the globe in Hindi, Tamil, Telugu and Malayalam simultaneously. RRR was earlier to release on July 30, 2020. However, the film’s shooting was halted due to the coronavirus pandemic and the film’s director SS Rajamouli had contracted the virus last year. The film’s lead actor Ram Charan too had tested positive for COVID-19 last year.





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Hrithik Roshan, Sussanne Khan, Sonali Bendre And Others Celebrate Goldie Behl's Birthday


Hrithik Roshan shared this image. (courtesy iHrithik)

Highlights

  • Hrithik posted a picture from Goldie Behl’s birthday
  • “Have a super duper year mere dost,” wrote Hrithik
  • Sonali Bendre also shared a greeting for her husband

New Delhi:

Hrithik Roshan, Sussanne Khan, Zayed Khan, Kunal Kapoor and Gayatri Joshi joined Sonali Bendre for filmmaker Goldie Behl’s birthday celebrations in Mumbai on Sunday night. Pictures from the get-together were shared by Hrithik  on his social media profile. Hrithik, who has been friends with the filmmaker for the longest time, shared a picture from the birthday bash and he wrote: “Happy birthday my friend Goldie Behl. Have a super duper year mere dost.” All the guests were seen dressed in colour-coordinated black outfits. Zayed Khan too shared the same picture and Hrithik on his Instagram profile and he wrote: “No filters in life! Only everything that makes a pack a pack! And all the flaws that make it prefect ! Happy birthday Goldy Bhel. 49 lives on!”

See the pictures from Goldie Behl’s birthday bash here:

Meanwhile, Sonali Bendre too shared pictures from her husband’s birthday celebrations. In the pictures, Ranveer Behl was also seen twinning with dad Goldie Behl. Sonali wrote in her caption: “Happy birthday husband.” See Sonali Bendre’s post here:

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Sonali Bendre and Goldie Behl first met on the sets of the film Naaraaz. The couple celebrated their 18th wedding anniversary in November last year and went on a road trip. “Road trip with the boys and my girl… about time we did one of these… Oh and happy anniversary, Goldie Behl,” Sonali Bendre wrote in her caption.

Hrithik Roshan, his ex-wife Sussanne Khan, her brother Zayed Khan, Gayatri Joshi and Sonali Bendre-Goldie Behl are a part of a close-knit circle. Hrithik Roshan and Sussanne Khan even visited Sonali Bendre in New York, when she was undergoing cancer treatment in the year 2018.





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Trending: Varun Dhawan Shares Pics From "Haldi Done Right"


Varun Dhawan shared this image. (courtesy varundvn)

Highlights

  • Varun Dhawan married Natasha Dalal on Sunday
  • Their wedding festivities took place in Alibaug
  • Varun Dhawan’s wedding was a close-knit affair

New Delhi:

A day after his wedding, Varun Dhawan posted pictures from his pre-wedding festivities – the Haldi ceremony to be specific. All we can say is that the pictures are worth the wait. In one of the pictures shared on his Instagram profile, Varun’s face can be seen covered with haldi. The actor added a pop of colour with his tinted pink glasses and extra points for the pose. Varun Dhawan’s swag was just off the charts in the pictures. In the second shot, the groom can be seen surrounded by his friends, who can be seen wearing printed t-shirts. “Haldi done right,” Varun Dhawan captioned the post and he couldn’t be more right.

Without much ado, take a look at Varun Dhawan’s post here:

Varun Dhawan married his childhood sweetheart and fashion designer Natasha Dalal at the luxurious The Mansion House in Alibaug on Sunday evening. Their wedding was a close-knit affair with a no-phones policy and with a few guests in attendance. Filmmakers Karan Johar, Kunal Kohli, Shashank Khaitan and designer Manish Malhotra attended the wedding on Sunday night. Sharing the first post after his wedding, Varun wrote: “Lifelong love just became official.”

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On his wedding day, several fan pages dedicated to Varun Dhawan, shared a picture from the actor’s pre-wedding celebrations in Alibaug. The aforementioned photograph featured Varun along with his brother Rohit Dhawan, director Kunal Kohli and Manish Malhotra along with a few other friends.

See the picture here:

Varun Dhawan, who began his career as an assistant director to Karan Johar, made his Bollywood debut with the director’s 2012 film Student Of The Year. He was last seen in David Dhawan’s Coolie No 1 remake, opposite Sara Ali Khan.





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Kareena Kapoor's Fitness Mantra: "A Little Bit Of Yoga, A Little Bit Of Calm"


Kareena Kapoor shared this image. (courtesy kareenakapoorkhan)

Highlights

  • Kareena is expecting her second child
  • She also announced a pregnancy memoir
  • She will next be seen in ‘Laal Singh Chaddha’

New Delhi:

Kareena Kapoor, who is expecting her second child with husband and actor Saif Ali Khan, takes her fitness regimes very seriously. Her latest Instagram post is a reflection of that. The actress, who recently launched the #PUMAxKareena collection, posted a picture of herself, dressed in the brand’s athleisure. We also got a glimpse of Kareena’s baby bump as she sits and practices yoga. She summed up her pregnancy fitness mantra in clear words: “A little bit of yoga. A little bit of calm. #PUMAxKareena, starting strong.” In no time, the actress’ Instafam filled up her post with heart emojis. The first one to comment was her friend and film producer Rhea Kapoor, with whom Kareena worked in the 2018 film Veere Di Wedding.

Without much ado, take a look at Kareena Kapoor’s post here:

Kareena Kapoor, who has actively been working during her second pregnancy, announced a pregnancy memoir on her son Taimur’s 4th birthday last year. Kareena Kapoor Khan’s Pregnancy Bible will be published by Juggernaut this year. “Today is the perfect day to announce my book- Kareena Kapoor Khan’s Pregnancy Bible for all you moms-to-be. I’ll talk about everything from morning sickness to diet and fitness and being a mom-on-the-go! I can’t wait for you to read it,” she wrote.

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Kareena Kapoor, who shifted to her new home this month, shared a glimpse of it on her profile and she wrote: “Door to new beginnings.”

In terms of work, Kareena Kapoor’s upcoming projects are Laal Singh Chaddha, opposite Aamir Khan and Karan Johar’s period drama Takht.





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"Jug Jugg Jeeyo," Writes Varun Dhawan's Co-Star Kiara Advani For Him And Natasha Dalal


Varun Dhawan with Natasha Dalal.

Highlights

  • Varun and Kiara will co-star in ‘Jug Jugg Jeeyo’
  • Varun married Natasha Dalal on Sunday
  • They got married in Alibaug

New Delhi:

Actor  Varun Dhawan has been deluged with congratulatory messages after his wedding to fiancée Natasha Dalal on Sunday evening. One such was shared via Instagram Stories by Varun’s co-star Kiara Advani, who will be seen opposite the newlywed actor in the work-in-progress film Jug Jugg Jeeyo. Turns out, the film’s title was the perfect wedding wish – Kiara posted a picture of Varun and Natasha at the wedding mandap and wrote, “Jugg Jugg Jeeyoooooo Natasha and Varun. Wishing you both a lifetime of happiness and love.” Kiara and Varun will be joined by veteran actors Anil Kapoor and Neetu Kapoor in Jug Jugg Jeeyo, a Dharma Productions’ project.

See Kiara Advani’s wedding wish for Varun Dhawan here:

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Screenshot of Kiara Advani’s Instagram story.

The picture Kiara shared was from the ones officially released by Varun Dhawan on his Instagram. “Life long love just became official,” Varun wrote on Instagram on Sunday – Varun and Natasha had a destination wedding in an Alibaug resort with the guest list restricted to 40-50 because of COVID-19 rules. Filmmaker Karan Johar and designer Manish Malhotra were among the select few who were invited. Bollywood stars like Deepika Padukone and Katrina Kaif shared wishes on social media for the newlyweds.

See Varun Dhawan’s wedding post here:

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Varun Dhawan and Natasha Dalal, childhood sweethearts, were reportedly meant to have married last year but had to delay the wedding because of the pandemic and lockdown. Varun recovered from COVID-19 in December.

Varun Dhawan, son of filmmaker David Dhawan, made his debut in Karan Johar’s 2012 film Student Of The Year. His film credits include Badlapur, Dilwale, Sui Dhaaga, Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania and ABCD 2. He was last seen in his father’s remake of Nineties hit Coolie No 1 and Jug Jugg Jeeyo will be his next release.





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When Newlywed Varun Dhawan Told Paparazzi To Go Easy On Natasha Dalal. Her Reaction


Varun Dhawan photographed with wife Natasha Dalal.

Highlights

  • Varun and Natasha’s wedding was a private affair
  • Their wedding had a strict no-phones policy
  • The newlyweds greeted the paparazzi after their wedding

New Delhi:

Varun Dhawan married his longtime girlfriend Natasha Dalal at the Mansion House in Alibaug on Sunday evening and kept us waiting for the pictures for a long time. But he did make up for it by stepping out for a photo-op session with his wife and fashion designer Natasha Dalal. After the ceremony, the newlyweds greeted the paparazzi outside The Mansion House (the wedding venue). When the paparazzi asked Natasha Dalal to pose for them, Varun requested the shutterbugs to go easy on her. “Aaram se! Darr jaegi woh,” Varun Dhawan said. Reacting to what Varun said, Natasha burst out into laughter. The couple were a vision in white ensembles.

Here’s a video from Varun and Natasha’ meet and greet session with the paps:

Varun Dhawan, posting two stunning shots from his dreamy wedding, wrote on Instagarm: “Lifelong love just became official.” The actor was quick to respond to all the congratulatory messages shared by his friends and colleagues.

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Varun Dhawan confirmed dating fashion designer Natasha Dalal during an episode of Karan Johar’s talk show Koffee With Karan 6, where he said, “I am dating her and we are a couple…I plan to marry her.” In December 2020, while talking to Varun on her radio show What Women Want, Kareena Kapoor called Natasha Dalal his “fiancee,” confirming that the duo got engaged last year.

Varun Dhawan, son of filmmaker David Dhawan, stepped into Bollywood with 2012’s Student Of The Year, directed by Karan Johar. The film starred Alia Bhatt and Sidharth Malhotra. Varun, who started his career as an assistant director, has featured in films such as Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania, ABCD 2, Badlapur, Dilwale and Sui Dhaaga. He was last seen in the remake of Coolie No 1 with Sara Ali Khan. Varun’s next project is Jug Jugg Jeeyo, co-starring Anil Kapoor, Neetu Kapoor, Kiara Advani and Prajakta Koli.





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At Varun Dhawan And Natasha Dalal's Wedding, Karan Johar Was Filled With "A Multitude Of Emotions"


Karan Johar posted this image from Varun’s wedding. (courtesy karanjohar)

Highlights

  • Varun and Natasha got married in Alibaug on Sunday
  • “Congratulations my darling Natasha and Varun,” wrote KJo
  • “I still remember meeting this kid in Goa,” he added

New Delhi:

Karan Johar, who was one of the few celebrities to attend Varun Dhawan and Natasha Dalal’s wedding at the Mansion House in Alibaug on Sunday evening, shared an emotional post for the actor. Karan Johar, who gave Varun Dhawan his big Bollywood break with Student Of The Year, expressed his emotions in an Instagram entry. KJo recalled meeting the actor in Goa for the first time and he wrote: “I am filled with a multitude of emotions and memories as I write this post! I still remember meeting this kid in Goa! Long hair, big dreams in his eyes and a swag that was waiting to explode on celluloid.”

A few years later, Varun was one of the assistant directors on the sets of KJo’s 2010 film My Name Is Khan, starring Shah Rukh Khan and Kajol. “A few years later he was my Assistant on MNIK! I silently observed his determined sincerity and also how hilarious he can be …sometimes even unintentionally. When he faced the camera for me for the first time I developed an immediately protective feeling of love and care for him,” he added.

KJo beautifully summed up his emotions when he saw Varun and Natasha getting married and wrote: “Almost assuming the role of a parent…. that feeling today came alive in abundance as I saw him walk with his loved one around the holy fire of trust and commitment… My boy is all grown up and ready for this beautiful phase in his life… Congratulations my darling Natasha and Varun! My blessings and love forever. Love you.”

Read Karan Johar’s post here:

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Varun Dhawan and Natasha Dalal’s wedding was a private affair, which reportedly had a limited guest list of 40-50 names. They also followed a strict no-phone policy at the wedding. Other than Karan Johar, designer Manish Malhotra and filmmaker Kunal Kohli represented the film industry.





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"Congratulations, Varun Dhawan And Natasha Dalal": Deepika Padukone, Anushka Sharma, Katrina Kaif And Others Send Best Wishes


Newlyweds Varun Dhawan and Natasha Dalal from Alibaug wedding (courtesy varundvn)

Highlights

  • Parineeti was one of the first celebs to congratulate Varun
  • “Congratulations bro,” wrote Tiger Shroff
  • “Congratulations to both of you,” wrote Katrina Kaif

New Delhi:

Just married Varun Dhawan made his changed relationship status “official” as he introduced new bride Natasha Dalal on Instagram with a heart-warming post. “Life-long love just became official,” he wrote, prompting a barrage of congratulatory messages from his celebrity friends in the comments section. Deepika Padukone, who too had a strict no-phone policy at her wedding just like Varun and Natasha, showered the couple with a whole lot of love: “Congratulations you two! Wishing you both a lifetime of love and companionship,” she wrote. “Congratulations VD and Natasha. Wishing you both a lifetime of happiness, growth and togetherness,” wrote Anushka, who just welcomed a baby daughter. Anushka and Varun are co-stars of 2018 movie Sui Dhaaga. “Congratulations to both of you,” commented Katrina Kaif, who is one of Varun’s closest friends.

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Parineeti Chopra was one of the first ones to congratulate the newlyweds: “Congrats VD and Natasha! So happy for the both of you,” she tweeted.

Addressing Varun and Natasha with personalized nicknames, Shraddha Kapoor wrote: “Congratulations, Babdu and Nats.” Shraddha Kapoor co-starred with Varun in ABCD 2 and Street Dancer 3D. “Congratulations bro,” commented Tiger Shroff while Karan Johar and Manish Malhotra, who were among the handful of celebrity guests at the wedding, filled up the comments section with red hearts.

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South actresses Samantha Ruth Prabhu and Shruti Haasan too dropped in sweet messages for Varun and Natasha. “Congratulations and wishing you both light and love,” wrote Shruti while Samantha added: “God bless the both of you, congratulations.”

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Varun Dhawan and Natasha Dalal also received best wishes from an almost endless list of celebrities, some of who are Sonakshi Sinha, Bipasha Basu, Aparshakti Khurrana, Vaani Kapoor, Amy Jackson, Amyra Dastur, Sophie Chowdry, Fatima Sana Shaikh, Sonal Chauhan, Huma Qureshi, Esha Gupta, Nushrratt Bharuccha, Lauren Gottlieb, Armaan Malik, Kunal Khemmu, Anupam Kher, Nargis Fakhri and Mrunal Thakur, among others.

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Varun Dhawan and Natasha Dalal are childhood sweethearts. They got married at a strictly private wedding in Alibaug on Sunday evening. Keeping COVID-19 protocols in mind, Varun and Natasha reportedly had a limited guest list of 40-50 names. The wedding festivities began on Friday, when Varun and Natasha travelled to Alibaug with their families. Their wedding itinerary also included mehendi and sangeet ceremonies. Varun and Natasha will reportedly host a grand wedding reception in Mumbai later.





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Varun Dhawan And Natasha Dalal Are Married. First Pic Of Pheras From Alibaug Wedding


Varun Dhawan and Natasha Dalal are married now

Highlights

  • Varun and Natasha had a strict no-phone policy at their wedding
  • They posed for the paparazzi outside the venue after their wedding
  • Before that, Varun shared the first pics with a beautiful caption

Varun Dhawan and Natasha Dalal got married at a strictly private wedding in Alibaug on Sunday evening. Varun shared the first photos of his wedding pheras on Instagram just minutes after they got married with a beautiful caption: “Life long love just became official,” he wrote. Varun and Natasha were the perfect couple in shades of ivory. After the wedding ceremony, the newlyweds stepped out of the venue for a brief photo-op, sending the paparazzi into a tizzy. But first, here’s how Varun Dhawan made it “official” with Natasha Dalal:

Make way for newlyweds Varun Dhawan and Natasha Dalal:

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Congratulations, Varun Dhawan and Natasha Dalal

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From Varun Dhawan, Natasha Dalal’s wedding

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From Varun Dhawan, Natasha Dalal’s wedding

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Keeping COVID-19 protocols in mind, Varun and Natasha reportedly had a limited guest list of 40-50 names. They followed a strict no-phone policy at the wedding and security was increased outside the Alibaug wedding venue – The Mansion House. The couple also made COVID-19 tests mandatory for those attending the wedding.

The wedding festivities began on Friday, when Varun Dhawan and Natasha Dalal travelled to Alibaug with their families. They reportedly checked into separate resorts – Varun is reported to have had a bachelor party with the groom squad. Their wedding itinerary also included mehendi and sangeet ceremonies – mehendi artiste Veena Nagda was spotted arriving in Alibaug on Saturday. A photo of Varun with his friends, including filmmakers Shashank Khaitan, Kunal Kohli and designer Manish Malhotra, did the rounds on the Internet on the morning of his wedding.

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Varun Dhawan and Natasha Dalal, a designer, are childhood sweethearts and have an adorable love story. They were school together but started dating much later. After keeping his relationship a hush-hush affair for years, finally on the sixth season of Koffee With Karan, Varun confirmed that Natasha was his fiancee. “I am dating her and we are a couple…I plan to marry her,” he said.





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