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Miss Universe Harnaaz Sandhu was bullied online after gaining weight



 Miss Universe 2021 Harnaaz Sandhu has revealed that she gained weight since being crowned in December, but she doesn’t mind the change. However, it was the online bullying that got to her and she “broke down” so many times.

“Physically I have kind of grown, got more pounds and increased my weight, which I am totally comfortable about right now,” the Indian-born beauty queen told People.

The 22-year-old added: “I was bullied for gaining weight. It was kind of uncomfortable and really surprising for me to see how people started having their opinions, which should not really matter.”

“It’s not about how you look, it’s about who you are from inside and how you treat people and what you believe in.”

She says that leading up to the competition, diet and exercise was all about winning.

“I was really focused towards my goal and I was (not) thinking about my health,” Sandhu said.

“The whole time we were working out, doing so many activities, and just after winning, I had almost a month just to relax.”

“During that time, I actually didn’t work out, and I was just eating and just enjoying that time with my family,” the former Miss Universe says.

“I never realised that it would start showing on my body.”

Some of the online comments were very cruel.

“I definitely broke down so many times,” Sandhu admits. “Sometimes in the most unexpected times. I’m just about to go on stage or something and this whole thing comes in my mind. It’s really sad.”

Sandhu gained weight but also didn’t feel well, and a doctor diagnosed her with allergies she never knew she had.

“I have a gluten allergy,” Sandhu shares.

“I can’t have wheat or anything which contains wheat. Apart from that, I also have some soy allergy (and) coconut allergies.”

“I’m allergic to eggs and I kind of realised that when I came to New York,” the model and actress says.

“Because (eggs are considered) vegetarian and it’s known as non-vegetarian in India. It took me time to realise that the things which I was allergic to, I was still having. I didn’t know.”

Now that the 70th Miss Universe title holder has gotten a grasp on her health, her mindset has shifted.

“I’ve gone through that phase of my life where I used to feel bad about everything,” Sandhu says. “Now, I started loving everything. It’s okay to cry. It’s okay to feel sad.”

Sandhu hopes sharing her story will help others who struggle with body image and self love.

“We all are imperfect,” she says.

“We need to realise that there’s a point where we understand that we need to embrace our flaws and when you do that, you can conquer anything in this world.”


Shahid Kapoor & Kriti Sanon’s Romantic Film Gets Postponed, To Release In 2024




Makers of the upcoming untitled romantic drama film starring Shahid Kapoor and Kriti Sanon on Tuesday announced the new release date of the film.

Taking to Instagram, production house Maddock Films shared a poster of the film and wrote, “Mark your calendars – Valentine Week!- Jio Studios and Dinesh Vijan present an untitled film starring Shahid Kapoor and Kriti Sanon, set to release on February 9, 2024.”

Apart from Shahid and Kriti, the film also stars the legendary actor Dharmendra. Earlier the film was slated to hit the theatres in October 2023, then it was shifted to December 7. Now it’s set to release in Valentine’s Week, February 9, 2024.

Previously, the makers unveiled the first look of the actors, and undoubtedly Kriti and Shahid looked super hot together. In the image, Shahid and Kriti can be seen sitting on a bike and facing each other. Amidst a sunset backdrop, the actors can be seen in an intimate pose, garnering fans’ attention.

Dinesh Vijan, Jyoti Deshpande and Laxman Utekar have produced it. The film marks Shahid and Kriti’s first on-screen collaboration.

Meanwhile, Shahid was recently seen in the action thriller film ‘Bloody Daddy’. Helmed by Ali Abbas Zafar, the film streamed on the OTT platform JioCinema.

Kriti, on the other hand, will be next seen in the action thriller film Ganapath – A Hero Is Born. Apart from Kriti, the film also stars Tiger Shroff and Amitabh Bachchan in the lead roles. Kriti will also be seen in The Crew alongside Kareena Kapoor Khan, Tabu and Diljit Dosanjh. ‘The Crew’ is all set to hit the theatres on March 22, 2024.

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Rajinikanth Drops Hints About Plot Of His 170th Film: ‘Huge Entertainer With Social Message’




Cinema icon Rajinikanth on Tuesday said he will soon start shooting for his 170th movie, which will be an entertainer with a social message.

The currently untitled film, to be backed by Lyca Productions, was announced in March. It will be directed by TJ Gnanavel of “Jai Bhim” fame.

“I’m doing my 170th film with director Gnanavel and Lyca which will be a huge entertainer at the same time with a social message,” the 72-year-old actor told reporters at the Chennai airport before leaving for Thiruvananthapuram.

“I am going to shoot for my 170th movie… The title for the movie is not decided yet,” Rajinikanth said.

Anirudh Ravichander is attached to compose the music for the Tamil film, to be produced by Subaskaran.

Actors Fahadh Faasil and Rana Daggubati will star alongside Rajinikanth in the movie, Lyca Productions announced on microblogging site X on Tuesday. The cast also includes Ritika Singh, Manju Warrier and Dushara Vijayan.

Rajinikanth was recently seen in “Jailer”, directed by Nelson. The film, which was released in August, has emerged as a box office success.

The veteran actor said the film has been a “victory beyond expectations.”

Rajinikanth’s upcoming films also include a yet-untitled project with Lokesh Kanagaraj and daughter Aishwarya Rajinikanth’s “Lal Salaam”.

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Aamir Khan Announces Film Lahore 1947 With Sunny Deol, Calls Gadar 2 Star ‘Immensely Talented’




Actor Aamir Khan on Tuesday (October 3) announced his next production venture Lahore, 1947, starring Sunny Deol in the lead role. The film will be directed by Rajkumar Santoshi.

Aamir Khan’s production house shared an official statement to make the announcement on X (formerly known as Twitter).

The statement read, “I, and the entire team at AKP, are most excited and happy to announce our next, starring Sunny Deol, directed by Raj Kumar Santoshi, titled Lahore, 1947.”

“We look forward to collaborating with the immensely talented Sunny, and one of my favourite directors Raj Santoshi. The journey we have embarked on promises to be most enriching,” the statement further read.

Lahore, 1947 marks the maiden collaboration between Aamir Khan and Sunny Deol. However, the actors have previously worked with Rajkumar Santoshi on separate projects.

While Sunny Deol starred in blockbuster films like Ghayal, Ghatak and Damini, Aamir Khan worked with the filmmaker in cult comedy Andaz Apna Apna, which also starred Salman Khan.

Meanwhile, Sunny Deol is currently enjoying the success of Gadar 2 with Ameesha Patel. The film released on August 11 in theatres and it broke several records at the box office. The film has earned over Rs 526 crore.

On the other hand, Aamir Khan was last seen on the big screens opposite Kareena Kapoor Khan in Laal Singh Chaddha. The film failed to impress the audience.

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