Salman Khan was named goodwill ambassador of the Indian contingent for the upcoming Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, but this decision has come with subsequent negative and positive reactions.
Speaking on this new association with IOA Salman said, “I am honoured that Indian Olympic Association has chosen me as the goodwill ambassador for the Indian contingent for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.
“It is a matter of great national pride that our athletes are performing better and better at the Olympic Games and I think we should all join hands in giving them every support and cheer for them so that Rio 2016 becomes our best Olympic tally.”
However, post this announcement there has been outrage from fellow athletes as well as social media. Seeming like unnecessary film promotion for Khan’s upcoming film Sultan, the Indian Olympic Associaton’s decision has not been received well.
At the forefront of the criticism of the appointment of Salman Khan as the ambassador are Milkha Singh and Yogeshwar Dutt.
While Milkha Singh said that he has nothing personal against Salman, he would have preferred if a fellow sportsman was picked instead.
“I am of the view that our sportspersons — be those from shooting, athletics, volleyball or other sports — are the real ambassadors of India who would represent the country in the Olympics. Still, if we had to pick an ambassador, it could have been from the sporting arena,” the 85-year-old legend.
“I want to make it clear that I am not against Salman Khan, but the decision of the IOA is wrong and the Government should intervene in the matter. This is for the first time I am seeing a Bollywood hero being made goodwill ambassador for Olympics. I want to ask, has Bollywood ever made any sportsperson an ambassador for any of their mega events?” he said, adding, “I want that the decision to name Salman Khan as ambassador be revised.”
Meanwhile Yogeshwar Dutt, the London Olympics bronze-medallist, said he cannot understand what purpose such an appointment will serve for the athletes.
“Everybody has the right to promote movies in India, but Olympics is not a place to promote films,” Yogeshwar tweeted in Hindi. “Can anyone tell me what is the role of goodwill ambassador? Why are you fooling the public?” he added.
“The country needs medals, not sponsors,” said Dutt, on twitter.
The entire Bollywood industry and fans of veteran actor Dilip Kumar went into a tensed state when news of the actor being in an ICU broke. Ending all speculations and asking people to be stay calm, actor’s wife and actress Saira Banu shared a post saying that Kumar is fine and stable.
An adorable picture of the yesteryear’s couple is doing rounds on social media. In the picture, now recovering Dilip Kumar is seeing resting while Saira Banu sits beside him, smiling for the camera. The couple has been together for more than 59 years and their bond seems to be strengthened with time.
Dilip Kumar and Saira Banu worked in six films together before tying the knot in 1966. The 93 years old actor is dealing with health problems and Banu has always been his rock, giving him strength to recover faster.
Well, this ageless couple definitely gives serious relationship goals to everybody out there.
Screen legend Dilip Kumar was taken to Mumbai’s Lilavati Hospital on April 16 after complaining of respiratory problems. The 93-year-old actor has now been moved out of the Intensive Care Unit or ICU but is being closely monitored because of his age. Dilip saab has been in and out of hospital over the last two years.
“The next 72 hours are crucial. He is under observation. We are keeping a close watch. He might have to be shifted to the ICU. It takes time for a patient to respond to the treatment in the same way as it takes three hours for the food to digest.” Dr Jalil Parkar told news agencies.
Dilip saab was taken to Lilavati Hospital in Bandra on Saturday around 2-2.30 am, hospital sources said.
Dr Parkar said that Dilip saab had fever and had vomited a few times. “He was suffering from pneumonia as well. His white blood cells had shot up. We thought it would be better to admit him to hospital.“
Sources close to the family said that there was nothing to worry about. “He is normal. He is fine. There is nothing like that,” they said, when asked whether the actor was in a serious condition.
Dilip Kumar was born Mohammad Yusuf Khan and his six-decade career is studded with acclaimed classics such as Madhumati, Devdas, Mughal-e-Azam, Ganga Jamuna, Ram Aur Shyam and Naya Daur.
Dilip saab, who married actress Saira Banu in 1966, is well-known for playing tragic heroes in films like Andaz, Baabul, Mela, Deedar and Jogan. He was last seen in 1998 film Qila.
Dilip Kumar’s many awards include the Padma Vibhushan, which he received in 2015. He was honoured with the Padma Bhushan in 1991 and the Dadasaheb Phalke Award in 1994. He was the first winner of the Filmfare Best Actor award – for 1956’s Azaad – and shares the record for the most wins – eight – with Shah Rukh Khan. Dilip saab also received the Filmfare Lifetime Achievement award in 1993.
Mumbai: After making a splash in London, Ae Dil hai Mushkil co-stars Ranbir Kapoor and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan were once again spotted on the sets, this time in Austria, filming a romantic sequence.
While Ranbir was last seen in 2015’s ‘Tamasha‘, Aishwarya made a comeback with ‘Jazbaa‘ the same year. The two been paired opposite each other and going by the pictures that have surfaced on the internet, the chemistry shared between the duo is hard to miss.
We also got our hands on a few pictures where Ranbir and Anushka are filming their scenes. Few days ago, it was revealed that Fawad Khan and Anushka will be playing the Pakistani lovebirds in the flick.
A source close to the film revealed that Anushka and Fawad are from Karachi, who meet each other in a foreign country. Fawad is a DJ, while Anushka comes from a nawabi family.
The insider added, “The two fall in love abroad but once they come back to Karachi and Fawad approaches Anushka’s family to ask for her hand, he is ridiculed for belonging to a lower class, an entertainer by profession, and sent away. A dejected Anushka leaves her home too.”
Anushka and Ranbir gear up to give their shot.
Karan Johar is returning to the director’s chair after a gap of three years with this movie. His last venture as a director was ‘Student Of The Year’ which released in 2012.
She ain’t stopping yet! After taking over the West with a storm, Priyanka Chopra has got yet another feather to add in her hat.
The 33-year-old actresses will be soon awarded with the prestigious Dadasaheb Phalke Award in the category of Best Actress of the Year. Priyanka will be given this award for her character Kashibai in Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s magnum opus ‘ Bajirao Mastani.’ Expressing her excitement over the same, the ‘Quantico’ star took to her Twitter handle and wrote, “So grateful.. The #DadasahebPhalkeAward is such an honour. #BajiraoMastani #blessed.” The 147th Dadasaheb Phalke Jayanti will take place in Mumbai on April 24.
The Internet is buzzing with news of Anant Ambani losing a whopping 108kg in 18 months. So much so, that Anant Ambani is now trending on the microblogging site Twitter.
According to a report, Reliance Chairman and MD Mukesh Ambani’s youngest son Anant lost 108kg in just 18 months, and that too through a natural and safe process. Anant’s fitness regime included a 21km walk, yoga, weight training, functional training and high-intensity cardio exercises. He also followed a zero-sugar, low-carb diet, with adequate fat and protein.
The young Ambani has been known to suffer from chronic asthma, and it is said that the medication had led to his weight gain. But Anant was apparently determined to shed the extra flab by his 21st birthday, and he has. The uphill task that spanned over 500 days included exercising for four-five hours daily.
Mother Nita Ambani is reportedly — and justifiably — very proud of her son, and is said to have been floored by her son’s dedication and effort.
In the meanwhile, Twitter is flooded with congratulatory messages and photos. Here are a few: