Sunday, February 19, 2017

അവള്‍ എന്റെ നെഞ്ചില്‍ വീണാണ് കരഞ്ഞത്; തൊണ്ടയിടറി ലാല്‍......

വിശ്വസിക്കാനാവാത്ത സംഭവമാണ് സഹോദരിക്കുണ്ടായതെന്നും ഇത് ഉത്സവമായി കൊണ്ടാടുന്നത് അംഗീകരിക്കാനാവില്ലെന്നും ഇന്നസെന്റ് പറഞ്ഞു 
കൊച്ചി: നടി ആക്രമിക്കപ്പെട്ട സംഭവം വിങ്ങിപ്പൊട്ടിയാണ് ലാല്‍ വിവരിച്ചത്. 'ആ രാത്രി മറക്കാന്‍ കഴിയില്ല. ജീവിതത്തിലെ ഏറ്റവും ഞെട്ടിച്ച സംഭവമാണിത്. അവള്‍ ...

ജീവിതത്തിലെ ഏറ്റവും ഞെട്ടിച്ച സംഭവമാണിത്. അവള്‍ പേടിച്ചരണ്ട് തന്റെ നെഞ്ചില്‍ വീണുകരയുകയായിരുന്നു, എനിക്ക് സഹിക്കാന്‍ കഴിഞ്ഞില്ല'.അവള്‍ പിടിച്ചുനില്‍ക്...

കോടതിയില്‍ പോകാനും ഏത് ചോദ്യങ്ങളെയും നേരിടാനും തയ്യാറാണെന്നും അവള്‍ പറഞ്ഞിരുന്നു. എന്നാല്‍, ഒരു ചാനലില്‍ വന്ന വാര്‍ത്ത അവളുടെ മനസ്സുലച്ചു. അടുത്ത ബന്ധുക്കളും വിവാഹം നിശ്ചയിച്ച നടിയുടെ നിയുക്തവരനും സ്ഥലത്തുവന്നിരുന്നു. എല്ലാവരും അവളെ സപ്പോര്‍ട്ട് ചെയ്തു'.......


Shahid Kapoor’s birthday bash: Deepika, Ranveer, Katrina, Varun party together

Sunday night saw all Bollywood stars put on their party hats as they headed to Juhu. Reason - Shahid Kapoor and his wife Mira hosted a pre-birthday bash for the actor, who turns a year older on February 25. The 'Rangoon' actor and his star wife looked adorable together as they posed for the media, ahead of the bash. While the birthday boy kept it casual in a white tee and jacket teamed with denims, Mira looked pretty in a nude-coloured dress. According to reports, it was Mira's idea to throw a big birthday bash for her darling husband. And it sure was a roaring success!




Shahid's 'Padmavati' co-stars Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone made their presence felt at the party. Deepika looked every bit the glamorous goddess in shiny golden pants and a black top, replete with textured ponytail and brown-toned eyes. Ranveer, on the other hand, was his quirky self in a white see-through hooded top with white pants and black shoes. The actor made a statement yet again with his sartorial choice.


Katrina Kaif kept it easy-breezy in a beautiful floral maxi dress while Sonakshi Sinhashowed her sporty side in a white short number teamed with sneakers.






While these stars made solo appearances, the evening also saw some alleged couples make a joint entrance together. Varun Dhawan arrived at the venue with his rumoured girlfriend Natasha Dalal. 'Kapoor & Sons' stars Alia Bhatt and Sidharth Malhotra too were seen together at the party. Meanwhile, Alia and Sidharth's mentor Karan Johar was more than happy to pose with his newfound mentee Sara Ali Khan. Saif Ali Khan's daughter was a sight for sore eyes in her black-and-white number as she smiled for the shutterbugs with KJo. Sara's father recently confirmed that Karan has indeed taken Sara under his wing and will be launching her in Bollywood. Others present at the bash also included Farah Khan, Atul Kasbekar, R Balki and Gauri Shinde.










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रिलीज से पहले ही कानूनी पचड़े में फंसी कंगना की ‘रंगून’

शाहिद कपूर, सैफ अली खान और कंगना रनौत की फिल्म ‘रंगून’ रिलीज से पहले की कानूनी पचड़े में पड़ती नजर आ रही है और वजह है फिल्म कंगना रनौत का ‘मिस जूलिया’ का किरदार.
एक अंग्रेजी वेबसाइट में छपी खबर के मुताबिक फिल्म प्रोडक्शन कंपनी 'वाडिया मूवीटोन प्राइवेट लिमिटेड' ने फिल्म में कंगना के लुक को लेकर फिल्म के निर्माता विशाल भारद्वाज और प्रोड्यूसर के खिलाफ कॉपी राइट्स के उल्लंघन का केस दर्ज करवाया है.
रिलीज से पहले ही कानूनी पचड़े में फंसी कंगना की ‘रंगून’
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कंपनी का कहना है कि फिल्म में कंगना का किरदार, उनका लुक, यहां तक की उनके पोज भी काफी हद तक 50 की दशक की अभिनेत्री ‘फियरलेस नाडिया’ से मेल खाते हैं. इतना ही नहीं कंपनी का दावा है कि जूलिया का तकिया कलाम ‘ब्लडी हैल’ भी फीयरलेस नाडिया का ही है.
बता दें कि फेयरलेस नाडिया 50 के दशक एक जानी मानी अभिनेत्री थीं. सन् 1935 में फिल्म ‘हंटरवाली’ में काम करने वाली नाडिया बॉलीवुड फिल्मों में स्टंट करने वाली पहली महिला थीं. फेयरलेस नाडिया का असली नाम मेरी इवान्स है जो ऑस्ट्रेलिया की एक स्टंट एक्टर थीं.
वाडिया के पोते का कहना है कि फिल्म निर्मातों ने हमारा यकीन तोड़ा है. अंग्रेजी वेबसाइट में छपी खबर के मुताबिका आज से दल साल पहले 2006 में वाडिया ने यूटीवी के सामने नाडिया की जिंदगी पर फिल्म बनाने का प्रस्ताव रखा था लेकिन उस वक्त ये नहीं हो पाया, लेकिन उसके बाद खबर मिली की यूटीवी और विशाल मिलकर एक ऐसी ही फिल्म बनाने जा रहे हैं.
उस वक्त भी वाडिया ने इस पर ऐतराज जताया था. हालांकि उस वक्त ये साफ कर दिया गया था कि वो जूलिया पर फिल्म बना रहे हैं जिसका नाडिया से कोई लेना देना नहीं है.लेकिन उसके बाद इस फिल्म पर काम होना बंद हो गया था. खबर है कि आठ साल पहले 2008 में राव वाडिया ने नाडिया की जिंदगी पर फिल्म बनाने के अधिकार एक जर्मन कंपनी को दिए थे.
फिर करीब सात साल पहेल वाडिया को इस बात का पता चला कि नाडिया की जिंदगी पर फिल्म बनाने के लिए ऑडिशन किए जा रहे है और उस फिल्म का नाम होगा ‘रंगून’. इसके बाद वाडिया ने फिल्म के निर्माताओं को चेतावनी भी दी थी वो कानूनी पचड़े में फंस सकती हैं. 'रंगून' की पहली झलक देखने के बाद राव वाडिया ने मामले को कोर्ट में ले जाने का फैसला किया और उन्होंने केस दर्ज करवा दिया.
हालांकि इस पूरे विवाद पर विशाल ने वाडिया को ये भरोसा दिलाया है फिल्म नाडिया के किरदार पर निर्धारित नहीं है. बल्कि ये बस एक लव स्टोरी है. फिल्म 24 फरवरी को रिलीज होने वाली है.

Donald Trump quotes Fox News, leaves Sweden baffled about ‘immigration-related incident’ story

A day after falsely suggesting there was an immigration-related security incident in Sweden, President Donald Trump said on Sunday his comment was based on a television report he had seen. Trump, who in his first weeks in office has tried to tighten US borders sharply for national security reasons, told a rally on Saturday that Sweden was having serious problems with immigrants.
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“You look at what’s happening last night in Sweden,” Trump said. “Sweden. Who would believe this? Sweden. They took in large numbers. They’re having problems like they never thought possible.”
No incident occurred in Sweden and the country’s baffled government asked the US State Department to explain.
“My statement as to what’s happening in Sweden was in reference to a story that was broadcast on @FoxNews concerning immigrants & Sweden,” Trump said in a tweet on Sunday.
Fox News, a US channel that has been cited favorably by Trump, ran a report Friday about alleged migrant-related crime problems in the country.
A White House spokeswoman told reporters on Sunday that Trump had been referring generally to rising crime, not a specific incident in the Scandinavian country.
Sweden’s crime rate has fallen since 2005, official statistics show, even as it has taken in hundreds of thousands of immigrants from war-torn countries like Syria and Iraq.
Trump’s comment confounded Stockholm. “We are trying to get clarity,” Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Catarina Axelsson said.
Sweden’s embassy in the United States repeated Trump’s tweet about having seen the Fox report, and added, “We look forward to informing the U.S. administration about Swedish immigration and integration policies.”
Trump has been widely criticized for making assertions with little or no supporting evidence.
He has said more than 3 million people voted fraudulently in the US election, which officials say is false, and incorrectly stated that he won by the most decisive margin in decades.
Swedish Foreign Minister Margot Wallstrom appeared to respond to Trump on Saturday by posting on Twitter an excerpt of a speech in which she said democracy and diplomacy “require us to respect science, facts and the media.”
Her predecessor was less circumspect.
“Sweden? Terror attack? What has he been smoking? Questions abound,” former Foreign Minister Carl Bildt wrote on Twitter. Other Swedes mocked Trump by posting pictures of reindeer, meatballs and people assembling IKEA furniture.
“#lastnightinsweden my son dropped his hotdog in the campfire. So sad!” Twitter user Adam Bergsveen wrote.

Kraft walks away from 'friendly' bid for Unilever

U.S. food company Kraft Heinz Co (KHC.O) withdrew its proposal for a $143-billion merger with larger rival Unilever Plc (ULVR.L), the companies said on Sunday, raising questions about whether Kraft will turn its focus to another target.
Kraft had made a surprise offer for Unilever to build a global consumer goods behemoth that was flatly rejected on Friday by Unilever, the maker of Lipton tea and Dove soap.
Kraft withdrew its offer because it felt it was too difficult to negotiate a deal following the public disclosure of its bid so soon after its approach to Unilever, according to people familiar with the matter who requested anonymity to discuss confidential deliberations.
Kraft had not expected to encounter the resistance it received from Unilever, one of the people said. Some key concerns raised during talks included potential UK government scrutiny, as well as differences between the companies' cultures and business models, the person added.
“Kraft Heinz’s interest was made public at an extremely early stage," Kraft Heinz spokesman Michael Mullen said in a statement. "Our intention was to proceed on a friendly basis, but it was made clear Unilever did not wish to pursue a transaction. It is best to step away early so both companies can focus on their own independent plans to generate value.”
Kraft was forced to publicly disclose its offer on Friday to comply with Britain's takeover regulations, after rumors of its approach to Unilever circulated among stock traders.
Under UK takeover rules, Kraft's public withdrawal of its offer precludes it from reviving takeover talks with Unilever for six months.
A combination would be the third-biggest takeover in history and the largest acquisition of a UK-based company, according to Thomson Reuters data. The combined entity would have $82 billion in sales.
The premature exposure of Kraft's bid left the aggressive acquisition machine scrambling to craft an appetizing message for shareholders, the press, Unilever's rank and file, and British and Dutch leaders.
Prime Minister Theresa May ordered top officials to investigate if the proposed deal posed potential threats to British economic interests, the Financial Times reported.
May has been adamant the government should be more active in vetting proposed foreign acquisitions of UK companies. She had previously singled out Kraft's 2010 acquisition of another British household name, Cadbury Plc, as an example of a deal that should have been blocked.
A deal for Unilever would have marked the next installment of Brazilian private equity firm 3G Capital Management Inc's longstanding strategy of buying food companies and slashing costs.
In 2013, 3G teamed up with billionaire investor Warren Buffett to acquire Heinz and then purchased Kraft two years later. It is now the second-largest shareholder in Kraft, behind Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Inc (BRKa.N).
Unilever feared that a merger with Kraft, under 3G Capital's relentless cost-cutting, risked eroding the value of its brands and could impede its expansion in emerging markets, which requires more investment, according to people familiar with the company's thinking.
Unilever also saw its household products and consumer care divisions as too distinct from Kraft's food business, the people added.
3G made its name in corporate America by orchestrating large debt-laden acquisitions and then slashing costs dramatically to juice profits. Using a strategy called zero-based budgeting, its managers must justify all expenses, from pencils to forklifts.
KRAFT STILL HUNGRY?
The breakdown in deal talks sparked speculation among analysts and investors about whether Kraft might attempt to purchase another large consumer goods company as a backup plan.
"We believe this announcement serves as a reminder – if needed – of (Kraft's) interest, capacity, and commitment to pursuing large-scale M&A in a potentially near-term time horizon," said Barclays analyst Andrew Lazar in a note.
Its bid for Unilever, where more than 60 percent of sales come from home and personal care products, signals a willingness to make big buys outside of its historic area of focus - food - said Sanford Bernstein analyst Ali Dibadj.
He cited Colgate-Palmolive Co (CL.N) as one potential target, noting that its stock popped 4 percent Friday on news that Kraft was eyeing Unilever.
However, the breakdown of the Unilever talks means that some food companies that have long been speculated as potential targets for Kraft, such as Mondelez (MDLZ.O), are still very much on the table, said an industry banker, who declined to be named because he was not authorized to speak to the press.
Low interest rates and cheap debt have fueled big cross-border deals, marking the busiest start to the year for M&A activity on record. The bid also reflected a broader interest in UK companies as acquisition targets, in part due to the British pound, which has been under pressure since Britain announced plans to withdraw from the European Union.
Labor union representatives expressed relief that the deal talks broke down, citing concern about its potential effect on jobs and consumers.
"How many scares must the government put UK workers through before they actually do as they have promised, which is to make the takeover process socially responsible?" said Len McCluskey, general secretary at Unite, Britain's largest union.

(Reporting by Ismail Shakil in Bengaluru, Pamela Barbaglia in London, Lauren Hirsch and Greg Roumeliotis in New York; Editing by Nick Zieminski and Phil Berlowitz)

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