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November 15, 2018

Priyanka Chopra defends herself over Mary Kom film

Priyanka Chopra, after the phenomenal success of Mary Kom, decided to let her critics know a thing or two. People were beginning to say that Priyanka earned more by just making this movie about Indian boxer Mary Kom than Mary did her entire career.

Here is what Priyanka has to say, “To reduce the life of an Indian hero like Mary to a comparison of how much she earns compared to me or anybody else is taking away from the main message of her life. What she has done has made all of us richer, all women especially, by giving us the inspiration that every woman can fight for herself. Every woman can make decisions that make her life more fulfilling. That sports is an experience like life itself. That Indians are no less whatever the field maybe as long as they get the opportunity or create it themselves. A salary is an opportunity cost. It means that you get paid according to what work or what output the employee gives.”

She adds, "If we were to look at what Mary has given back to the society through her grit and work, even if she was paid a billion dollar per minute she would still be underpaid. Just because it makes for great irony to highlight the plight of sportswomen in India, does not justify comparing our salaries to point out the sad state of Indian women sports in India. I and the filmmakers at least have brought the story to the forefront in the best way that we can. We are on the side of asking for better conditions for sportswomen like Mary in India... not the other side. I think one should appreciate this effort not negate whatever little difference we will make to highlight these issues through our film.”

Clarifying about her remuneration, Priyanka further added, "You are asking this question because we made the film and you are aware of it... otherwise you wouldn’t even be asking this today. And… Making money isn’t hard in itself… What’s hard is to earn it doing something worth devoting one’s life to. Whatever I earn is in the line of devoting my life to creating meaningful and entertaining cinema too for the last 10 years. Maybe there is disparity, but our goals are same... Mary has created excellence in her life and I am striving to do the same... and I hope I earn as much love and respect she has in her life...”

 

Denzongpa’s son gets inspiration from Shroff’s son

There’s been a lot of talk about Danny Denzongpa’s son Rinzing breaking into movies. When finally cornered at an event, the aspiring actor said he’s excited to face the camera but is actually waiting to get into shape like his best buddy, actor Tiger Shroff. Rinzing aspires to be nothing less than the leading man, unlike his legendary father who became popular as a villain. Before the lads, their fathers Danny and Jackie Shroff have been close friends for nearly three decades. “I want to work hard on my body so that I can look like a hero,” Rinzing says. “I want to be like Tiger. He’s worked hard to be where he is today. He’s my inspiration and I want to learn from him.” Rinzing hopes that by next year, around this time, he’ll have his first film out.

 

Tanu Weds Manu sequel without Kangana?

News is coming in that Kangana Ranaut may not reprise her famous role — that of the loud and carefree Tanu — in the Tanu Weds Manu sequel. Apparently Kangana made director Aanand L Rai wait for too long, irking the filmmaker and leaving him with little choice but to replace her with Heropanti’s Kriti Sanon. Knowing Kangna’s availability, the makers had planned their first schedule in Lucknow in January which got pushed to June because Kangana abruptly took off to the US for a two-month course in scriptwriting. Interestingly, Kangana’s was a double role in Tanu Weds Manu 2. When questioned, Aanand laughed off the whole thing as tattle: “If this rumour can make for an interesting read then do write it. But that’s not the truth.” The film, Aanand says, is going on floors in October. The question is, can Kriti Sanon pull off a character that Kangana made so much her own?

 

Ranveer Singh breaks into a dance on a busy Mumbai street

To promote his new movie Bang Bang, Hrithik Roshan has been challenging his famous friends to various tasks using the hashtag #bangbangdare.

Hrithik [email protected] The only girl I cud dare this! For super @priyankachopra my#bangbangdare HANDSTAND with a push up!! Do u accept! U have 3 days!

Priyanka Chopra

Here you go Hrithik Roshan...a handstand with 3 push ups! In high heels! # bangbangdare ...next time try and make it a little difficult.

Then he challenged Ranveer Singh.

Hrithik [email protected] To @RanveerOfficial my #bangbangdare get out of ur car n pose on d middle of any Main Street of mumbai for your fans! Hahaha,bolo..accept??

But Ranveer Singh naturally took it 10 steps further and broke out into this insane dance right in the midst of a Mumbai traffic jam.

Winning not only the #bangbangdare but all of the internet.

CONTEST CLOSED. Extra marks for the Krrish masked costume.

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