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Emma Watson welcomes Farhan Akhtar in ‘HeforShe’ campaign Last month, Farhan Akhtar was appointed ‘South Asia Goodwill Ambassador for UN Women’. Farhan is the first man to be chosen as a ‘Goodwill Ambassador’ in the organization’s history.Even more recently, Emma Watson, a UN Women Goodwill Ambassador tweeted about Akhtar's initiative, MARD (Men against Rape and Discrimination). While she also welcomed Farhan in joining the ‘HeforShe’ campaign as the goodwill ambassador, she also mentioned that she is looking forward to meet him, media reported.Farhan Akhtar truly feels that only awareness and knowledge amongst people will help us and that we should all strive towards planting gender equality as an idea in the minds of the youth which will bring about the larger change. The ‘MARD’ campaign has successfully encouraged many actors to join this campaign and spread awareness. ‘MARD’ has received tremendous support from people who are great role models for young men and boys in India. He is ...

AR Rahman again in a ‘Oscar’ race Ace music maestro AR Rehman has a lot of fans across the world which helped him build a strong base in Hollywood as well. Double ‘Oscar’ winning music director A.R. Rahman is once again in the race for an ‘Academy Award’. His songs are evergreen and can be heard anytime, anywhere.Rahman's songs in ‘Slumdog Millionaire’ is still remembered and cherished, that's the unique selling point of this musician. Reportedly, the composer has made it to ...

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan honoured at ‘Miss World 2014’ ceremony Aishwarya Rai Bachchan won the ‘Miss World’ pageant in 1994. A successful actress, who has brought Indian cinema to the international stage many times, has been honoured at the Miss World 2014.The event also featured a special 20-year award for 1994's ‘Miss World’ Aishwarya Rai Bachchan. Aishwarya was a very special guest at the 64th edition of ‘Miss World Finale 2014’. She received this award for her outstanding contribution in ‘Beauty with Purpose’. The 41 ...

Salma Hayek wants Arab women to work in Hollywood movies American film actress Salma Hayek wants Arab women to work in Hollywood movies as they aren’t getting enough representations in foreign films. Talking to Egyptian daily newspaper Hayek said that the Arab woman is absent in foreign movies because filmmakers do not approach her in fear of causing her problems or causing unintended humiliation. Filmmakers prefer to produce a film in which an Arab actor plays the villain rather than producing something with an Arab ...

No ‘dislike’ button for Facebook in near future Social networking giant Facebook had been considering adding a ‘dislike’ option in order to allow their users to express themselves more precisely. However Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg ruled out the plan to add this feature in the near future. Facebook generates around 4.5 billion ‘likes’ a day according to the site’s official figures. However, there is no option to ‘dislike’ something at present. Zuckerberg says the company is mulling this, but it’s not something they’re ...

‘King Kong’ film gets a new release date and title New ‘King Kong’ film has been officially titled as ‘Kong; Skull Island’. Originally titled ‘Skull Island’, upcoming King Kong flick was slated to hit theaters on November 4, 2016. Now titled ‘Kong; Skull Island’, the film’s release has been pushed forward by Universal Studios to March 10, 2017.As source revealed ‘Skull Island’ was first announced by the studio and Legendary Pictures during the 2014 San Diego Comic-Con in July. Jordan Vogt-Roberts is already on board ...

Salman Khan topples Big B and SRK to become richest Indian celeb Bollywood heartthrob Salman Khan has topped the Forbes list of ‘100 Superstars in India’ beating ‘King of Bollywood’ Shahrukh Khan and Amitabh Bachchan. With two major box office hits in 2014, ‘Jai Ho’ and ‘Kick’ along with his reality show ‘Bigg Boss 8’, Salman has made it to the top, both in terms of earnings and fame. According to Forbes, “Since Forbes started the rankings it is the first time that ShahRukh Khan has been ...


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