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A Real Queen of Splitsvilla

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Well we all know that MTV India reality show Splitsvilla. It successfully completed 7 seasons and entered into 8th season. In Season 8 Sunny leone and Rannvijay singh. This show is completely love and connections. There will be contestants of boys and girls who will do different types of challenges to get that real love and to win the show. There will be dumping and there will be ditching, this is all about how strong your connection is. And to add spice there will king and queen to rule villa and will have power to dump players. First ever twist in entire seasons this time queen Subuhi left her throne to save her connection Ishaan. Well that is not expected at all . Then there is definitely love in the air. We will look forward to see Subohi (Ex-queen) and Ishaan. And also to see who is going to be our next queen.

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Manushi Chhillar offered monetary reward, office of her choice by Haryana CM

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Manushi Chhillar is enjoying her share of fame and success after she bagged the Miss World title — India’s first win since Priyanka Chopra took home the crown at the beauty pageant in the year 2000.

Chhillar’s looks and potential have caught the attention of many well-known personalities and experts in the field, and even politicians have taken an interest in India’s win.

Miss World 2017 Manushi Chhillar is the sixth Indian to be crowned with the top honours. Image via Twitter/@praneysharma

Miss World 2017 Manushi Chhillar is the sixth Indian to be crowned with the top honours. Image via Twitter/@praneysharma

In a recent announcement in the media, Haryana chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar said that Chhillar will be given a reward of Rs 6 crore by the state government. The CM also said that the government would happily grant to her whichever office she chooses to hold, or any incentive or reward she asks for, so as to promote her thinking and attitude in the state. He has also expressed his wish to meet Chhillar sometime next week, reports The Statesman.

On the other hand, the former CM of the state, Bhupinder Singh Hooda, has demanded that the Miss World be awarded a 500-yard residential plot in Gurugram or Panchkula.

In the midst of receiving congratulatory messages and positive gestures, certain negative remarks have also been made following Manushi Chhillar’s win. In a post on Instagram, nun, former actress and model Sofia Hayat criticised the very concept of beauty contests.

“… Who judges beauty these days when beauty does not have a single face or form..you gotta laugh at such prehistoric ideals..beauty is not there to be judged..why isn’t a woman in a hijab there..or a somalian with a lip plate there..or a painted American Indian..or a transgender..are they not beautiful?..why is there not a size 16 woman with curves or a bald woman? Miss World is out dated..the real Miss World..is a woman who is Mother nature..a woman with a child..a woman who has stretch marks on her body to show she has lived..to show she like the world..is diverse and different..but mostly..Miss World..would never allow herself to be judged by the standards of others..let alone a committee! (sic)” she wrote.

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Nobel literature academy entangled in #Metoo sex scandal as 18 women make sexual assault claims

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Nov,24 2017 21:30 19 IST

Stockholm: The Swedish Academy, which awards the Nobel Literature Prize, has been rattled by a sex scandal as several members, their wives and daughters accused an influential person with close ties to the prestigious institution of assault.

The #MeToo wave exposing sexual misconduct which began in Hollywood has shaken artistic, media and political circles in Sweden, one of the most gender equal countries in the world, as thousands of women have spoken up and campaigned against harassment.

Sweden’s prestigious literary scene was drawn into the fray on Tuesday when newspaper of reference Dagens Nyheter published the testimony of 18 women claiming to have been assaulted or raped by one of the most influential figures in Stockholm’s cultural scene.

Representational image. Twitter/@NobelPrize

Representational image. Twitter/@NobelPrize

The accused man’s name has not been published in the media due to Swedish laws on the presumption of innocence. But his identity is generally known by the public as he is a high-profile person in cultural circles and his name has appeared in online chat forums discussing the issue.

The man did not respond to AFP‘s request for a comment, though he told Dagens Nyheter he was innocent.

Married to a writer with “close links to the Swedish Academy”, the man runs a cultural club showcasing exhibitions, readings and performances by both the cultural elite and hopefuls — including Nobel literature laureates — and dubbed by some as “the Academy’s living room”.

The club was partly funded by the Academy.

Everyone has always known

The alleged sexual assaults occurred between 1996 and 2017, some of them in the club’s premises, according to Dagens Nyheter.

Several women spoke openly, allowing the newspaper to reveal their identities, and their stories were corroborated by eyewitnesses, the paper said.

One of them claims to have been raped in an apartment in a posh Stockholm neighbourhood.

“Everyone knows and everyone has always known,” that he was attacking young women, she says.

The women said they remained silent out of fear of jeopardising their careers because of the man’s connections and close relations with leading publishers, producers, directors and composers.

After a “crisis meeting” on Thursday evening, the Swedish Academy announced that it was cutting all ties with the accused, whom it had funded and allowed to manage an apartment it owns in an upscale Paris neighbourhood.

The Academy said in a statement that during the meeting, “it emerged that members of the Academy, daughters of Academy members, wives of Academy members and staff of the Academy have experienced unwanted intimacy or inappropriate behaviour” by the man.

The prominent institution said it would launch an internal inquiry to find out if the man “has had any direct or indirect influence on the Academy’s prizes, scholarships, and fundings of any kind”.

Culture Minister Alice Bah Kuhnke said she regretted honouring him with the 2015 Order of The Polar Star, awarded to members of the Swedish royal family and foreigners for services to Sweden.


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Padmavati: Film industry plans a 15-minute blackout in support of the film

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Nov,25 2017 09:01 57 IST

Mumbai: Amid protests against Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s upcoming film Padmavati, the Indian Films and TV Directors’ Association (IFTDA), along with 20 other bodies of the film and television industry, is planning a 15-minute blackout in support of the film and “to protect the right to freedom of expression of creative individuals”.

Confirming the plan, Ashoke Pandit of IFTDA told IANS, “We will keep showing our support for Padmavati and SLB (Sanjay Leela Bhansali) because it is the basic right of a creative person to tell a story in his own way.

“Sanjay is a responsible filmmaker, and making a film on history is not something easy for him but a big responsibility. To express our solidarity (with the film), we are gathering on Sunday for a 15-minute blackout where all shooting units in Mumbai will put off lights and no shootings will take place.”

Deepika Padukone in and as Padmavati. FIle image.

Deepika Padukone in and as Padmavati. File image.

Pandit said, “We strongly protest against the non-institutional bodies who every now and then protest against movies and threaten actors and makers of films. We will keep condemning their actions in a democratic manner. We have faith in our Prime Minister…for justice to Padmavati,” added Pandit.

Earlier this month, IFTDA, along with several other cine bodies, came together in support of Padmavati.

“We as film industry feel hurt every time such groups target our films and try to control our freedom of expression. Unfortunately, we do not get support from any other industry, not even from the government as if we are orphans as a community,” Pandit added.

The controversy started with the assumption that there are some intimate scenes between Rajput queen Padmavati and Alauddin Khilji, which could hurt the sentiments of the Rajput community.

Thereafter, the Rajput Karni Sena started a protest and threatened the makers of the film to stop its release.

“We are living in a democracy and I have faith in the government and its judiciary. These protesters have not watched the film, and Sanjay has already made it very clear by releasing a video that it is a tribute to Padmavati and no obscene scenes are there,” Pandit added.

The members of film and television industry will be joining the blackout protest, titled “Main Azaad Hoon”, on 26 November at the Film City main entrance starting 3.30 pm.


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