Legendary Bollywood actor Vinod Khanna passes away

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The actor was admitted to Sir H.N. Reliance Foundation Hospital and Research Centre in Girgaon, Mumbai. He was surrounded by his family and loved ones in his last days.

Khanna is known as the original heartthrob of Bollywood. From his debut in 1968 with Mann Ka Meet, he went on to become one of the biggest stars in the industry, working in productions like Amar Akbar Anthogy, Insaaf and Qurbani.

Khanna has won two Lifetime Achievement awards, one from Filmfare and the other from Zee, but that didn’t mean the end of his acting career. While the actor decided to pursue politics, becoming a minister of state in the Ministry of External Affairs, he continued to work in films like Dabangg and Dilwale.

Vinod Khanna passed away after a long battle against cancer, reports Hindustan Times

Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy speaks out against ‘honour’ killings at Women of the World summit

Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy speaks out against ‘honour’ killings at Women of the World summit

“A Girl in the River” brought to the world the story of Saba—the woman who had dared to love and marry a man of his choice in a society where absurd notions of honour stop women from exercising this basic right.

Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy’s award-winning documentary narrates Saba’s ordeal at the hands of his father and uncle, who shot and dumped her body in a river after her marriage. That she survived was almost miraculous, and more praiseworthy was her resolve to campaign against “honour” killing.

Although her father and uncle were arrested and jailed for their crimes, Saba was eventually forced to forgive them.

“One of the most important ways to tackle an issue is to put a voice and a face on it,” Chinoy said at the eighth Women of the World summit. “Winning an Academy Award really helps,” she added. “The prime minister of the country watched the film and said ‘there is no honour in honour killing.’”

The filmmaker represented Pakistan at the summit for the fourth time, which was held at David H. Koch Theatre at Lincoln Centre in New York City.

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Mahira beats Alia and Deepika to become 2017’s top grossing actress

Mahira beats Alia and Deepika to become 2017's top grossing actress

 

Our very own diva Mahira Khan has another feather to add to her already well-adorned cap.

Mahira Khan not only clinched the main role opposite Shah Rukh Khan but her performance also lived up to the expectations.

According to Bollywood Life, Mahira Khan is a top performer of the first quarter of 2017.

“After a decent performance in Shah Rukh Khan‘s Raees, Pakistani actress Mahira Khan has Rs 137.51 crore in her kitty,” said the website.

The second and third position list Yami Gautam and Huma Qureshi, for ‘Kaabil’ and ‘Johny LLB 2’, respectively.

The biggest surprise was the ‘Bol’ actress displacing Bollywood female powerhouse performers such as Alia Bhatt and Deepika Padukone.

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