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#MeToo effect: Aamir drops out of producing Gulshan Kumar biopic

Bollywood actor Aamir Khan on Wednesday announced his departure from an upcoming project while maintaining its anonymity, saying he has been informed of “sexual misconduct” on the part of a collaborator. The project being talked about is the Gulshan Kumar biopic ‘Mogul,’ the director of which, Subash Kapoor, was accused of molesting a woman. Kapoor is accused of molesting actor Geetika Tyagi in 2014 and the matter is in court.

Taylor Swift sweeps American Music Awards

Taylor Swift, straight off a controversial dive into US politics, was the big winner at the American Music Awards on Tuesday where she used her platform to again urge her fans to get out and vote.

The 28-year-old pop singer won a record fourth artist of the year trophy at the fan-voted American Music Awards, beating rappers Drake and Post Malone, as well as Britain’s Ed Sheeran and rock band Imagine Dragons for the top prize.

She also picked up three other awards, for best female pop artist, best tour and best pop album for “Reputation,” the biggest seller of 2017.

Tara writer accuses Alok Nath of rape

The Cine and TV Artists Association (CINTAA) on Tuesday said it would send Alok Nath a show-cause notice after writer-producer Vinta Nanda accused the “most Sanskaari person,” as the actor is known, of raping her more than once 19 years ago.

Rajat Kapoor apologises after journalist alleges sexual harassment

Actor-director Rajat Kapoor (in pic) has said he has tried to be a “good human being” all his life and apologises from the “bottom of his heart,” after a woman journalist accused him of “lewd” and unprofessional behaviour.       

Kapoor tweeted his apology on Sunday after a woman journalist gave a detailed account of how he made her feel uncomfortable when she went to interview him in 2007, the latest expose in what is being called India’s #MeToo moment.

Motwane apologises for inaction in harassment case

Filmmaker Vikramaditya Motwane on Sunday broke his silence over the controversy involving his Phantom Films partner Vikas Bahl, who has been accused of sexual harassment.

In a recent article in HuffPost India, a former woman employee of the now dissolved production banner has reiterated the allegations and shared further details about the incident in May 2015.

A Star is Born

Teenage sensation Prithvi Shaw announced his arrival in top-flight cricket in style by becoming the youngest Indian to score a Test century on debut, headlining the home team’s march to 364/4 against the West Indies on day one of the series-opener on Thursday. Shaw (134) and Cheteshwar Pujara (86) laid the foundation for a big score with a 206-run partnership after the early loss of KL Rahul (0). Skipper Virat Kohli (72*) and Rishabh Pant (17*) were at the crease at the draw of stumps.

Selection is not my job: Kohli clarifies on Nair omission

India captain Virat Kohli on Wednesday asserted that it is not his space to comment on the controversial omission of Karun Nair from the Test squad and contrary to the growing belief, all decisions are not being made from “one place.”

Nair’s exclusion from the two-Test squad for the home series against the West Indies triggered a controversy as he was dropped despite warming the bench through the five-Test series against England. Hanuma Vihari, who was not originally picked in the England-bound squad, pipped Nair to make his debut in the fifth and final Test at The Oval.

Michael Jackson wanted to play James Bond

Michael Jackson wanted to essay the role of James Bond, celebrity agent Michael Ovitz has revealed in his memoir. In “Who Is Michael Ovitz? A Memoir,” the famed showbiz representative writes that the King of Pop expressed his desire to be “the star of an action movie” during a meeting at his home. According to Metro.co.uk, Ovitz said he and business partner Ron Meyer thought Jackson was joking. He said the situation became even more comical when the “Thriller” hitmaker’s hat fell into a dish of guacamole.

Steve Waugh the most selfish player I ever played with: Warne

He thought of Steve Waugh as “the most selfish player” and wanted to “puke” at the “Baggy Green worship” — controversial spin legend Shane Warne pulled no punches as he recalled his eventful time in the dressing room of a seemingly invincible Australian team.

The revelations and claims come from Warne’s soon-to-be-released book ‘No Spin,’ the extracts of which came out in ‘The Times’ newspaper here.

Honoured to have Big B play my role in Jhund: Vijay Barse

Social worker Vijay Barse, who is set to be immortalised on the celluloid by Amitabh Bachchan, says he is thri­lled his mission will find a larger audience courtesy the me­g­astar. Barse is the founder of Slum Soccer, a Nagpur-ba­s­ed organisation dedicated towards the upliftment of underprivileged children through football matches.

His life story will be adapted cinematically by “Sairat” director Nagraj Manjule in his debut Hindi feature “Jhund,” featuring Bachchan as Barse, who brings street kids together to build a soccer team.

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