01/6Naseeruddin Shah-Anupam Kher controversy to Deepika Padukone on her depression battle and Padma Awards 2020 – here are the newsmakers of the week
It was indeed an interesting week in Bollywood. From Naseeruddin Shah and Anupam Kher engaging in a war of words to Deepika Padukone opening up about her battle with depression at the World Economic Forum and love-birds Vicky and Katrina keeping the social media buzzing with their romance – there was a lot of action in B-town. Also, on the eve of Republic Day, the prestigious Padma Awards were announced. Here’s taking a look at the top headlines of the week.
02/6Naseeruddin Shah-Anupam Kher’s war of words
While sharing his opinion on CAA-NRC protests, Naseeruddin Shah in an interview with The Wire stated that Anupam Kher has been very vocal but he should not be taken seriously, that he is a clown and also added that his contemporaries from NFTII can test to Anupam’s scycophant nature. Hitting back at the comment Anupam Kher posted a video on Twitter stating, “Despite achieving so much success, you have spent your entire life in frustration. If you can criticise Dilip Kumar, Amitabh Bachchan, Rajesh Khanna, Shah Rukh Khan and Virat Kohli, then I am sure I am in great company. None of them took your statements seriously because we all know that due to the substances you have been consuming for years, you cannot differentiate between right and wrong. If you can hit the headlines for a few days by abusing me, I gift this happiness to you. May God give you happiness. Your well-wisher Anupam.”
03/6Padma Awards 2020
On the eve of Republic Day the prestigious Padma awards were announced and several Bollywood stars are amongst the recipients of the Padma Shri honour. Amongst the names announced on Saturday were Kangana Ranaut, filmmakers Karan Johar and Ekta Kapoor as well as singers Suresh Wadkar and Adnan Sami, who were awarded with the fourth highest civilian honour. Expressing her gratitude Kangana dedicated her award to ‘every woman who dares to dream’. While Karan Johar shared a note of thanks on social media stating that he was ‘overwhelmed by emotions, humbled and elated’, Ekta Kapoor also stated that she was ‘humbled and emotional’.
04/6Kangana Ranaut lashes out at senior lawyer
This week again Kangana Ranaut hit headlines for her feisty, outspoken nature. The actress hit out at senior lawyer Indira Jaising for stating that Delhi 2012 rape victim’s mother should forgive the convicts. Speaking at the promotions of ‘Panga’ the actress said, “That lady should be locked in a jail with them for four days. She needs it. What kind of women are these who feel sympathetic? Such women given birth to monsters. These women give birth to people who them feel sympathy for, feel love for such people, murderers.”
05/6Deepika Padukone on her battle with depression
Deepika Padukone received the Crystal Award at the World Economic Forum in Davos and while attending the event the actress spoke at length about mental health. In conversation with WHO Director General Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, the actress opened up about her own struggle with the illness. “Everything was absolutely perfect. I remember waking up one morning and I fainted. There was complete black out and I hit my head. I used to live alone and luckily the house help had arrived. She saw me lying on the floor and sort of revived me. I gained consciousness, slept through the day, got an appointment with a general practitioner who said it was general exhaustion or blood pressure fluctuation. These were the physical signs.” Further elaborating on her condition Deepika said, “I was also experiencing a hollow, empty feeling in my stomach. I would break into a sweat every now and then. I would have these panic phases where I would just need to get out and gasp for breath. I would just break down and cry.”
06/6Vicky Kaushal and Katrina Kaif’s romance is a hit on social media
Vicky Kaushal and Katrina Kaif are yet to announce their love but the couple is already a hit with fans. After the couple was snapped by the paparazzi attending a bash, social media users started tagging the couple as ‘Mr and Mrs Kaushal’ and they also earned a nickname in the form of ‘VicKat’. Katrina Kaif and Vicky Kaushal make for one adorable pair and we are all ears for an announcement. Interestingly, Katrina was snapped at the screening of Vicky’s brother, Sunny Kaushal’s upcoming venture.