With internet getting the world closer and accessible to most, celebrities have built their strong brands thanks to social media. Celebrities take to social media to speak their mind, share light on social issues (sometimes), share fitness and motivational videos, or just go out full power for their film and brand promotions. But not everything on social media ends up positively. Here we share some top stories that celebrities posted on online that backfired.
# Shraddha Kapoor accused of cultural inappropriation
Instagram handle @DietSabya accused the actress of cultural in-appropriation when she posted her picture from Dabboo Ratnani’s 2019 celebrity calendar. In the shot, Shraddha is seen wearing a native-American headgear which holds a lot of significance to the natives both spiritually and traditionally. She has been slammed for this insensitive move, using the headgear as just an accessory. Wonder what the actress has to say about this.
# Esha Gupta trolled for racist comments on Arsenal footballer
Actress and Arsenal club ambassador Esha Gupta was seriously trolled online when she shared her personal chat screenshots on her Insta stories The screenshots showed Gupta making racist comments calling Nigerian footballer Alexander Iwobi a “gorilla”. Esha had a lot to say about Hardik Pandya’s sexist comments on Koffee with Karan, maybe she should start watching herself first. Don’t you think ? “Solves our winger issues. I can’t see that gorilla faced Iwobi running down the flank again. He’s so bad ya,” read the screenshot of her WhatsApp conversation with a friend. To which, Esha replied, “Haha… I don’t know why they don’t bench him more.” However, she did take to Twitter to apologise for her remarks, sharing:
# Sushmita Sen trolled today (January 30) after sharing post on marriage on Instagram
Country’s favourite Sushmita Sen today shared a post about marriage and the internet lost their mind and trolled her instantly. Sushmita posted a quote that read, “Whoever invented marriage was creepy as hell. Like I love you so much I’m gonna get the government involved so you can’t leave.” The trollers clearly didn’t get her humour and hit back at Sen trolling her on her views.
One troller wrote, “With government governance or rules it would have been an open jungle for anyone to do whatever he pleases without regard for other people’s feelings or sanity.” Another one commented, “No sush, It’s more than that. It involves bond comments n lasting vows of trust faith n togetherness. This is what marriage is all about. This makes us different from animals who just come together to mate n kinder d progeny. Nature zzz cycle. They lack faith n commitment. Marriage is divine bond which strengthen zz with d birth of a child.”
# Disha Patani trolled for insensitive traditional wear over Diwali
The actress recently posted a Diwali picture while being the face of Calvin Klein India. She paired lehenga bottoms with CK sports bra and the internet went nuts. The Bharat actress was brutally trolled for pairing up her traditional outfit with a sports bra, and it didn’t go down well with the Indian fans. Some fans reacted saying – “What kind of nonsense is this. At least don’t wear such clothes in Diwali,” read a comment while another added: “Don’t advertise your bra at least in Diwali.”
# Priyanka Chopra Jonas trolled for ‘inappropriate’ pictures with PM Narendra Modi
Priyanka Chopra’s meeting with the Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi was quickly overshadowed by her choice of clothes for some reason. Chopra was trolled and called disrespectful for choosing to wear a knee-length dress that showed her legs in her meeting with the PM. It all started when Chopra posted a picture with Mr Modi, thanking him “for taking the time from his packed schedule” to meet her in Berlin. It didn’t take long though, before the “disrespectful” dress became the topic of conversation, with many commenting on how it “insulted” Mr Modi and his “pious followers.”
Priyanka being the unapologetic woman that she is hit back at the trollers with a very smart picture of her and her mother Madhu Chopra in a classy dress showing off their legs. Putting the trollers back in their place. Class act PCJ! Share your comments below!
Salman Khan, Taapsee Pannu are following in the footsteps of these 4 actors – here’s how
Salman Khan and Taapsee Pannu will be seen playing older characters in their respective films, Bharat and Saand Ki Aankh
Bollywood actors and their commitment towards their work is on a different level these days. It’s nothing new in Hollywood for actors to prepare and go through drastic physical changes to become the character they would be playing in order to be more relatable for their audience. Be it weight gain, weight loss, getting six pack abs or even adding more years to their look, actors have never held back.
In recent years, we have seen the same kind of dedication from Bollywood artists as well. While many could say there is a lot more vanity in our industry than in the West, there are bold actors who don’t adhere by these norms and are taking the big step of transforming completely into their onscreen characters. Earlier this week, posters of Salman Khan starrer Bharat and Taapsee Pannu and Bhumi Pednekar’s Saand Ki Aankh were released online. In their respective films, all the three actors will be seen playing much older characters and they have completely moulded themselves into their on-screen persona and look almost unrecognizable. Well, believe it or not, but in the past, quite a few actors did the same. Take a look…
Salman Khan in Bharat
Salman Khan’s Bharat is one of the most anticipated movies to release this year for all the obvious reasons. The poster of the movie is out and Salman looks almost unrecognizable. Sporting five different looks in the movie, the poster of Bharat shows Salman in a much older version, sporting a salt-n pepper look with heavy beard and moustache
Bhumi Pednekar & Taapsee Pannu in Saand Ki Aankh
In Saand Ki Aankh , Bhumi and Taapsee will be playing the role of the world’s oldest women sharpshooters. Bhumi will be seen as Chandro Tomar while Tapsee will be playing Prakashi Tomar. Staying true to their roles, both the actresses have visibly added years to their look with the help of make-up.
John Abraham in RAW
In the newly released spy thriller Romeo Akbar Walter, John is seen sporting 15 different avatars that too successfully with the help of prosthetics and specialist Preetisheel. Especially John’s look of a 70-year-old man is very convincing.
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Aishwarya Rai Bachchan in Sarbjit
In Omung Kumar’s directorial venture, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan played the role of Sarbjit’s sister. The films showcase the 22 years that Sarbjit spent in jail for alleged spying and terrorism. For the same, Aishwarya was happy to leave her vanity aside and played a much older character than her real-life age.
Priyanka Chopra Jonas in 7 Khoon Maaf
Priyanka Chopra has never shied away from taking up risky projects. So it’s not surprising that PeeCee did Vishal Bhardwaj’s Saat Khoon Maaf way back in 2011. In the film, her character ages from 20 to 65 and goes through several marriages at different points in her life. With the help of prosthetics, Priyanka played 7 completely different parts, one being that of a 65-year-old woman.
Rishi Kapoor in Kapoor & Sons
When Rishi Kapoor played 90-year-old grandfather in Kapoor & Sons, he got some help from Oscar-winning American make-up artist Greg Cannom of The Curious Case of Benjamin Button and Titanic fame. The producer of the film had to shell out Rs 2 crore for the actor’s unbelievable transformation and the look took 5 hours of hard labour every day.
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Notre Dame: Befikre to Ilahi – Bollywood films and songs that were shot at the iconic monument in Paris
From Ilahi to Man Ko Ati Bhavey to Befikre, quite a few films and songs were shot at the Notre Dame in Paris
April 15 will be remembered in the coming years as the day that one of the most iconic monuments in the world witnessed doom. The 850-year old Notre Dame Cathedral in France erupted in a fiery blaze, leaving the world in shock. An interesting fact about Notre Dame that you may not know of is that the monument is one of Bollywood’s most preferred shooting locations.
The song Ilahi from Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani, which had Ranbir Kapoor and Deepika Padukone in lead roles, was shot in front of the monument. The scene in which Ranbir gets chased by a drug dealer gives us quite a glance of the astounding cathedral.
Ranbir-Anushka-Aishwarya starrer Ae Dil Hai Mushkil (2016) also had scenes shot with the historical monument in the backdrop. In the song An Evening in Paris, you can see Ranbir and Anushka dancing on the street with the Notre Dame cathedral to the far left.
The song Man Ko Ati Bhavey from London Dreams started with the backdrop of the Louvre Museum, post which the scene shifts to the front of the Notre Dame. In one particular scene, we get a whole view of the cathedral while Salman Khan and Asin perform their antics.
London Paris New York also gave us a glimpse of the Notre Dame.
And who can forget the scene between Vani Kapoor and Ranveer Singh in Befikre that had a full view of the Notre Dame?
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