Mumbai: Ranveer Singh has never shied away from expressing his love for his wife, Deepika Padukone. On Friday, the actor shared a romantic black and white photograph of the couple taken at an award event here. In the image posted on Instagram Stories, Ranveer is seen whispering something in Deepika’s ear as they smile. Ranveer is currently busy with a film that traces the journey of India’s historic victory at the 1983 cricket World Cup. Ranveer plays the role of former Indian skipper Kapil Dev. The film’s cast also includes Boman Irani, Saqib Saleem, Adinath Kothare, Chirag Patil, Harddy Sandhu, Ammy Virk, Jatin Sarna, Pankaj Tripathi, Tahir Raj Bhasin, Dinker Sharma, Jiiva, Sahil Khattar, Dhairya Karwa, Nishant Dahhiya and R. Badree. It is presented by Reliance Entertainment and will release on April 10, 2020, in Hindi, Tamil and Telugu.
Mumbai: Megastar Amitabh Bachchan on Wednesday said he was short of words to express his gratitude after he was named Dadasaheb Phalke Award recipient for 2018. The 76-year actor, who completes 50 years in cinema, took to Twitter to share his response with fans. “There is a paucity of words searching a response .. for the generosity of words that pour in.. I am but deeply grateful and most humbled .. my sincerest gratitude,” Bachchan wrote. Also Read – India gets first tranche of Swiss account details under automatic exchange framework On Tuesday, Information and Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javadekar announced the award for the Bollywood veteran. The award, named after the father of Indian cinema, Dhundiraj Govind Phalke, was instituted in 1969, the year Bachchan made his debut in Hindi film industry with “Saat Hindustani”. Considered the highest honour for an artiste in Indian cinema, the award comprises a Swarna Kamal (Golden Lotus) medallion, a shawl, and a cash prize of Rs 10,00,000. Also Read – Trio win Nobel Medicine Prize for work on cells, oxygen It was conferred upon late actor Vinod Khanna in 2017. Congratulations continued to pour in from the film industry after Bachchan was announced as the recipient. Legendary singer Lata Mangeshkar said she was thrilled with the news. “Namaskar Amit ji. I am delighted to know you have been honoured with the Dadsaheb Phalke Award. Hearty congratulations to you. An award named after the Father of Indian cinema being bestowed upon the megastar of Indian cinema is a historic feat in itself,” Mangeshkar tweeted. Director Shoojit Sircar, whose “Piku” earned the veteran his fourth National Film Award for Best Actor, said he was proud of Bachchan. “@SrBachchan sir many many congratulations. Proud of you. See you soon,” Sircar wrote on Twitter. He is reuniting with Bachchan for his next directorial “Gulabo Sitabo”, which also stars Ayushmann Khurrana. South superstar Mammootty said it was about time the actor received the honour. “Wishing dearest Amitji my hearty congratulations! In fact in all our eyes you deserved it much earlier. But still brings me so much joy to know you’re being awarded the Dadasaheb Phalke Award,” Mammootty wrote.
Lucknow: Terming the killing of two Dalit children in Madhya Pradesh for defecating in the open “unfortunate”, BSP president Mayawati on Wednesday slammed the successive BJP and Congress governments in the state for “failing to provide proper toilet facilities”. The two Dalit children were allegedly beaten to death by two persons for defecating on a street in front of a panchayat building in Madhya Pradesh’s Shivpuri district on Wednesday. “Besides keeping millions of Dalits, backwards and religious minorities deprived of government facilities, they have also been made a victim of all kinds of malicious atrocities and in such a situation the dastardly violence of two Dalit youth in Madhya Pradesh’s Shivpuri is most unfortunate and condemnable,” the BSP chief tweeted. In another tweet, she said, “The Congress and BJP governments should explain why proper toilet facilities have not been provided in the houses of poor Dalits and backward communities? If this truth is very bitter then those who beat to death the Dalits for being forced to defecate in the open should be hanged.”