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Case Against Kamal Haasan For ‘Hindu Terror’ Comments; Twinkle Khanna Apologises & More

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Name And Shame Sexual Harassers: Vidya Balan

Actor Vidya Balan is of the opinion that we should name and shame sexual harassers. This at a time when Hollywood is reeling from sexual assault allegations against many of its leading artists.

“I think people who have suffered this only know what exactly does it feel like when you’re really in an uncomfortable situation. When someone just rubs or touches you with his hand, sometimes I get really angry. So I think in that sense, there are a lot of degrees in sexual harassment.”

“I am very glad that people are talking about it now. Women are talking about it and they should talk about it because it is not their fault. We should name and shame those who are sexually harassing others, undoubtedly,” she told media persons during a promotional programme for her upcoming Tumhari Sulu. 

Case Against Kamal Haasan For ‘Hindu Terror’ Remarks

A case was filed against veteran film actor Kamal Haasan in a court in Varanasi on Friday for his comments on “Hindu terror”.

The case has been filed under several sections of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) that pertain to defamation, attempt to cause offence, intent to hurt religious feelings and to incite communal disharmony.

In an article in a Tamil magazine that came into public domain on Thursday, the actor has observed that “Hindu right-wing groups have unprecedentedly started indulging in acts of violence”.

The court has listed the case for hearing on Saturday.

Meanwhile, after Prakash Raj, Arvind Swamy has extended support to Kamal Haasan.

 

Anil Kapoor Faces Legal Trouble Over Veere Di Wedding 

The Supreme Court on Friday stayed proceedings before a civil court in Haryana’s Rohtak against film star Anil Kapoor’s company over the title of a proposed film Veere Di Wedding. 

Issuing notice to the respondent, Make My Day Entertainment, the bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra, and Justice A.M. Khanwilkar stayed the proceedings before the Rohtak court but proceedings before the Bombay High Court initiated by Anil Kapoor’s company would continue.

Make My Day Entertainment had initiated the proceedings against Anil Kapoor’s film company as it too is producing a film with the title of Veere Ki Wedding.

Senior counsel Mukul Rohtagi said that the proceedings before the Rohatak court were initiated by the Make My Day Entertainment as a counter to the proceeding initiated by Anil Kapoor before the high court. Anil Kapoor has said that the case before the Rohtak court was malafide and with ulterior motives to harass the Kapoors, the film crew and others.

Netflix Severs All Ties With Kevin Spacey

Amidst a growing list of sexual harassment accusers, Kevin Spacey has yet another issue to deal with. Netflix has severed all ties with the actor. Earlier this week, the streaming giant cancelled the actor’s popular House Of Cards series. Now, it has put an end to a planned biopic on Gore Vidal.

Twinkle Khanna Says Sorry

Actor Twinkle Khanna explained her response to the Akshay Kumar – Mallika Dua controversy through a Twitter post. Khanna said that she was very emotional when she made jokes about the episode and that she has been feeling miserable about it ever since.

Khanna and Kumar’s five-year-old was dragged into the controversy and this made her reach ‘breaking point’. With her protective instincts in overdrive, Twinkle says that she reacted irrationally. With an unconditional apology to all those involved, Khanna said that she’d try and be a better feminist from now on.

 

With inputs from IANS

 

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