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Rishi Kapoor: Delay in Nirbhaya hangings ridiculous

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Veteran actor Rishi Kapoor used the popular “Tareekh pe tareekh” dialogue from the 1993 film “Damini” to slam the Delhi Court judgment to defer the execution of the four convicts in the Nirbhaya rape and murder case.

On Monday, a court in Delhi again deferred the execution of the four convicts in the Nirbhaya rape and murder case, which was slated for Tuesday, till further orders.

Rishi finds the delay ridiculous, and he took to twitter to express his view with a post.

“Nirbhaya case. Tareekh pe tareekh, tareekh pe tareekh, tareekh pe tareekh – ‘Damini’. Ridiculous,” he tweeted.

It may be recalled, “Damini” starring Rishin Kapoor and Sunny Deol with Meenakshi Sheshadri in the title role, was a courtroom drama that is fought out in the aftermath of the rape of a young domestic help by a group of influential boys.

Sunny Deol, who fights the case to ensure justice for the dead victim, mouths the “Tareek pe tareek” dialogue in frustration and anger even as the defence manages to bank on one loophole after the other to keep deferring the verdict.

In the Nirbhaya case, the four convicts — Mukesh Singh, Pawan Gupta, Vinay Kumar Sharma and Akshay Kumar — were scheduled to be hanged at 6 am on March 3.

Pawan Gupta, the last of the four convicts to seek legal remedy or file a mercy petition, had moved a fresh application seeking a stay on the hanging, as his mercy plea is pending before the President after the court dismissed their application seeking stay on hanging earlier on Monday.

He filed the mercy petition after his curative petition was rejected by Supreme Court on Monday morning.

The case pertains to the gangrape and murder of a 23-year-old girl, christened Nirbhaya bythe media, in the Capital in December 2012. Six people, including the four convicts and a juvenile, were named as accused.

Ram Singh, the sixth accused, allegedly committed suicide in Tihar jail days after the trial began in the case. The juvenile was released in 2015 after spending three years in a correctional home.

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Kangana Ranaut remembers Rani Laxmibai on her death anniversary

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Actress Kangana Ranaut took to social media on Friday to remember Rani Laxmibai, the legendary warrior queen of Jhansi, on her death anniversary. The queen died in battle on June 18, 1858.

“On this day when Rani Laxmi Bai made supreme self-sacrifice, remembering her iconic roar which shook British Empire, ‘Main apni Jhansi nahi dungi’. Manikarnika: Queen of Jhansi,” Kangana wrote in Instagram story.

Kangana had starred as Rani Laxmibai in the 2019 film “Manikarnika: The Queen Of Jhansi”, a film she also partially directed. She also shared a couple of videos featuring scenes from the film in her Instagram post.

The actress also shared a message for AL Vijay, director of her forthcoming film “Thalaivi”, on his birthday on Friday.

Sharing a photo with the director from the set of the film, Kangana wrote on Instagram story: “Happy birthday to my most favourite director to work with, Thalaiva of team #Thalaivi. Best wishes sir, can’t wait to see the film”

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Pankaj Tripathi: Those of us who have power and potential must look out for others

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Actress Pankaj Tripathi feels those who have power and potential must take up the duty of looking out for others more than ever today. He addressed the subject through an audio clip on social media.

“It’s time for us to be selfless and help anyone who looks like they’re in need of it. Trust me, doing this will feel good. Care is always welcome, especially in times of crisis. A book I read recently describes how even in the presence of a powerful king in the jungle — which is the lion — all the inhabitants of the forest have to look out for themselves,” said Pankaj.

“In human society, it’s not the same. Those of us who have power and potential must take up the duty of looking out for others who need us more than ever today,” he added.

Meanwhile, as life slowly trickles back to normalcy, Pankaj looks forward to his upcoming films. His next release is probably the much-hyped “83”, which is ready for release. The film narrates the story of India’s first cricket World Cup victory in 1983. Tripathi plays the team’s manager Man Singh in the film that stars Ranveer Singh as Kapil Dev, captain of the Indian team.

He will also be seen alongside Akshay Kumar in the film “Bachchan Pandey” which is currently on the floors in Jaisalmer, Rajasthan. The Farhad Samji directorial film also stars Arshad Warsi, Jacqueline Fernandez, Kriti Sanon and Prateik Babbar.

Among his other projects is “Mimi” starring Kriti Sanon, a film about surrogacy.

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Kriti Sanon reveals a gym secret: ‘ Instagram v/s Reality’

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Actress Kriti Sanon showcases expectation versus reality when it comes to leg workouts, in her new Instagram post on Friday.

Kriti has posted two videos on Instagram. In the first clip, she is seen doing squats with weights effortlessly. The second video showcases what actually went on, and you realise the first video is a neatly edited clip that makes Kriti’s exercise regime seem so easy.

“I hate squats,” Kriti declares at one point in the second video. She seek a minute’s break but her trainer won’t allow more than 30 seconds.

“Leg day and Me!! @yasminkarachiwala Expectation v/s Reality Or rather…. Instagram v/s Reality. Don’t forget to Swipe… to see how much I love doing legs!” she wrote as caption.

On the professional front, Kriti has a long line-up of films ahead. She has wrapped up shooting for the upcoming supernatural film “Bhediya”, co-starring Varun Dhawan. The Amar Kaushik directorial is slated to release on April 14 next year.

She will be seen in “Mimi”, which is based on surrogacy, and also star with Akshay Kumar in the action comedy “Bachchan Pandey”, and with Tiger Shroff in the action drama “Ganapath”.

Her upcoming roster also includes “Hum Do Hamare Do” with Rajkummar Rao, and “Adipurush” with Prabhas and Saif Ali Khan.

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