Connect with us
Thursday,27-January-2022

Bollywood

Actress Ananya Panday’s #SwachhSocialMedia drive against online abuse

Published

on

Ananya Panday

Actress Ananya Panday is on a mission to clean up social media by doing away with abusive language and creating positivity through her campaign. She says the idea didn’t stem from her own experience of being bullied online. It’s more because she wants to set an example for people who feel like they can’t stand up for themselves.

On Gandhi Jayanti on Wednesday, the “Student Of The Year 2” actress took to social media to talk about her campaign #SwachhSocialMedia. This comes after the announcement of her initiative, So Positive, earlier this year.

“My reason to start So Positive and #SwachhSocialMedia campaign was inspired by what Mahatma Gandhi had said, ‘Be the change that you wish to see in the world’. I started because once someone takes an action or one person stands up to a bully or stands up for what’s correct and they believe in, even though it might be the smallest of things… you might not feel like it can make such a big difference. I feel like if one person makes a change then everyone follows and if you want to see a change in the world, you should start it,” Ananya, who was caught in a fake certificate row, told IANS.

“I didn’t necessarily start because I was bullied on social media. I did go through something but I feel like it’s more for people who don’t have a voice. I want to set an example for people who feel like they can’t stand up for themselves. I want to build a community for them,” added the 20-year-old.

She likes to believe she has quite a “thick skin so usually when people comment on my weight or the way I look or the way I walk, I don’t think they affect me”.

The daughter of actor Chunky Panday gets hit hard when someone attacks her family online.

“I feel the worst when people comment on my family because my younger sister and mum aren’t part of the film industry,” said Ananya.

She has a detox mantra too.

“After going through harsh comments, I spend quality time with people whom I love and love me back, just being in a positive environment. I think that’s the best medicine,” she said.

“I love spending time with my family and my friends,” she added.

To make her upcoming birthday merrier, she is flying to the US where her friends, including superstar Shah Rukh Khan’s daughter Suhana, are studying.

“I am turning 21 on October 30. I am very excited. I am planning on going to the US to spend time with my best friend who studies there, and a lot of friends study there. I am spending my 21st birthday and Halloween in the US. This will be a little break since I have not taken a break since ‘Student of the Year 2’ released,” said the actress, who has films like “Khaali Peeli” and “Pati Patni Aur Woh” in her kitty.

Bollywood

Ravi Teja all set to explore the Hindi market with ‘Khiladi’

Published

on

By

Ravi Teja, who was last seen in ‘Krack’, will soon be seen playing a double role in his upcoming film ‘Khiladi’.

With an intent to explore the existing craze for Telugu movies in Hindi, the makers of ‘Khiladi’ are eyeing to release the movie in Hindi as well.

A report says that the producers of ‘Khiladi’ have sold the Hindi-dubbed version rights to Pen Studios. Since the Allu Arjun starrer ‘Pushpa’ has become a big hit in the Hindi market, ‘Khiladi’ might make a good impression as well.

The movie’s Hindi-dubbed release rights have reportedly been bought by Pen Marudhar. Pen Studios, who has previously been associated with several Bollywood movies, is currently producing the Alia Bhatt starrer ‘Gangubai Kathiawadi’.

As there aren’t any notable Hindi movies releasing in the near future, the Ravi Teja starrer might be received well, the makers believe.

‘Khiladi’ will head to theatres on February 11. Starring Meenakshi Chaudhary and Dimple Hayathi, Ravi Teja will be seen in a dual role in ‘Khiladi. Helmed by Ravi Shankar, the movie is said to be a commercial action drama.

After ‘Khiladi’, Ravi Teja will be seen in ‘Ramarao On Duty’ followed by ‘Dhamaka’, ‘Ravanasura’ and ‘Tiger Nageshwarao’.

Ravi Teja is the only actor with back-to-back movies in his kitty even during the pandemic.

Continue Reading

Bollywood

Lata Mangeshkar shows ‘marginal improvement’, still in ICU

Published

on

By

Legendary singer Bharat Ratna Lata Mangeshkar is showing ‘marginal improvement’ and continues to be in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), according to a statement shared by the Mangeshkar family.

The statement reads: “There is a marginal improvement in Lata Didi’s health and she continues to be in the ICU under treatment of a team of doctors, headed by Dr Pratit Samdani.”

“It’s not possible to give updates daily as that is a direct intrusion in the privacy of the family. We request each one of you to be sensitive to this issue.”

Mangeshkar, 92, was admitted to Breach Candy Hospital near her home in south Mumbai with Covid-19 and related health issues.

“India’s Nightingale” had tested positive on Tuesday (January 11) after reportedly contracting the virus from one of the house helps.

Continue Reading

Bollywood

Bigg Boss 15: Tejasswi Prakash calls Shamita Shetty an ‘aunty’

Published

on

By

As the ‘Bigg Boss 15’ finale is just around the corner, the contestants were given one last task ‘BB Hotel’, where Tejasswi Prakash and Shamita Shetty got into a heated fight.

In the upcoming task, Tejaswwi and Shamita were the hotel staff. Other contestants were hotel guests. A live audience was also seen entering the ‘Bigg Boss 15’ and are supposed to vote out one member from the show in the new episode.

During the task, Tejasswi was supposed to give a massage to co-contestant and beau Karan Kundrra, who was not impressed by her skills and said: “Aesi kaunsi hotel staff hoti hai Yeh bakwaas massage kar rahi hai (Which hotel staff does this. This is such a bad massage she is giving me).”

Moments later, Shamita is seen giving Karan and Tejasswi pulls her by her leg.

Tejaswwi gets insecure and says: It’s Karan Kundrra and not Raqesh Bapat. Isse pahele aapne apne task ko kabhi nahi liya tha (You have never taken any task seriously.)”

Shamita defends herself by saying it’s just a massage. She later is seen giving a back massage to Prateik Sahajpal.

An angry Tejasswi, said: “That aunty is on top of this one too.”

This bothers Shamita, who retaliates saying: “There is an audience here, we are doing it for them — respect the audience.”

“It’s a task and you have no business calling me an aunty (Pointing at Karan) You should be ashamed that you did not take up for me.”

“She is crossing her lines and because of you I keep my mouth shut.. Karan, she has pulled me — Something in the outer world I would have handled very differently . How Dare she touch me and pull me,” Shamita said on the Colors show.

Continue Reading

Trending