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None of My Business

Actresses reveal dirty secrets

Film stars such as Radhika Apte and Usha Jadhav have spoken out in a new documentary over their concerns about sexual harassment in the Indian film industry and fears that victims are too scared to come forward.

In a BBC World News report to be aired over this weekend, Apte and Jadhav are among those who have opened up about the culture of silence in Bollywood, mainly because its stars are so revered.

Casting couch If it’s happening, then it’s very bad, says Ranbir

After veteran choreographer Saroj Khan drew flak for her insensitive comment on the existence of casting couch in Bollywood, Ranbir Kapoor too shocked many with his comment on the same. At the teaser launch of his Rajkumar Hirani film ‘Sanju’ on Tuesday, Kapoor was asked about casting couch in Bollywood, to which the actor replied: “I’ve never faced it in Bollywood. But if it is happening, then it’s very bad.”

Vidhu Vinod Chopra, the producer of “Sanju,” too dodged a direct answer. 

Free-scoring Salah crowned PFA Player of the Year

Mohamed Salah was crowned the Premier League’s Players’ Player of the Year, with his incredible 41-goal debut season at Liverpool beating out strong competition from Manchester City’s Kevin de Bruyne.

“It’s a big honour. I’ve worked hard and I’m very happy to win it,” Salah said at the ceremony on Sunday night. Salah matched a Premier League record tally for a single season by scoring his 31st league goal of the campaign in a 2-2 draw at West Brom on Saturday.

Gangjee ends long title drought

India’s Rahil Gangjee ended a 14-year title drought when he sank a decisive birdie on the final hole for a one-shot victory at the Panasonic Open in Osaka on Sunday. Having endured years of frustrations, the 39-year-old hit his bunker shot to within 10 feet of the pin before holing it to complete a final round of three-under-par 68 and end his winless streak.

Gangjee aggregated 14-under-par 270 to finish ahead of the Korean duo of Hyungsung Kim (70) and Junggon Hwang (66) in the event co-sanctioned by the Asian Tour and the Japan Tour.

Try not (to) hate yourself

Benedict Cumberbatch says the best way to deal with bullies is to show them one’s “love.” The 41-year-old actor says one has to “empathise” with bullies and at the same time try “not (to) hate yourself,” Femalefirst reported. “This is a really, really difficult subject. As hard as it may seem, you have to meet it with love. You have to try and empathise with behaviour and not hate yourself but understand why people often want to damage other people, it’s because they’re damaged themselves,” Cumberbatch told 14-year-old YouTube star Sophia Grace.

Want to throw 90M to enhance Olympic chances: Neeraj Chopra

India’s only gold medallist in athletics at the 21st Commonwealth Games, young javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra has set his eyes at achieving a distance of 90m consistently to enhance his chances of winning a medal at the Olympics.

The 20-year-old from Haryana, who clinched the gold at 2016 World Junior Championships, produced a season best of 86.47 metres to claim the yellow metal at Gold Coast and became only the fourth Indian individual in the history of the Games to win a track and field gold.

And all that Jazz

Rapper Kendrick Lamar has created history by being the first non-classical or jazz winner to win Pulitzer Prize for Music for his album D.A.M.N. The 30-year-old artiste is known to have had a deep impact on a racially fraught America and has emerged as the bona fide King of Rap. The album was perhaps the most inspired piece of work in the list of winners, Entertainment Weekly reported. Over 100 women, including Ashley Judd, Rose McGowan, Angelina Jolie, Lupita Nyong’o, Salma Hayek, have publicly accused the producer of misconduct ranging from sexual harassment to rape.

Real life missing in Indian films, says Majid Majidi

As someone who counts Satyajit Ray as a huge influence, Majid Majidi decided to set his latest film “Beyond the Clouds” in Mumbai streets, which he believes, are full of incredible heroes trying to lead a life of dignity in the face of struggle. 

Young and old shine in India’s third best CWG show

Newly-crowned World No.1 Kidambi Srikanth let slip the early advantage to settle for a silver medal in the 21st Commonwealth Games, going down to Malaysian legend Lee Chong Wei in the men’s singles summit clash on Sunday. Srikanth had beaten Lee in the mixed team championships final earlier in the Games but the former world number one rallied for a 19-21, 21-14, 21-14 triumph for his third individual CWG gold. He has two more mixed team gold medals to his credit.

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