Sunday, 27 April 2014
Bollywood's chirpy actress Genelia D'Souza, who is generally inseparable from husband actor Riteish Deshmukh, was missing from the IIFA awards in the USA. Though Riteish was present there, his better half was not by his side. This had led to tongues wagging that Genelia is probably expecting and hence preferred to stay at home.
A Mid-Day report says that there were rumours about her pregnancy earlier too. However, unlike Vidya Balan, she neither denied those rumours nor confirmed it.
In fact, Honey Bhagnani, who is married to Riteish's younger brother Dheeraj is also pregnant. It is interesting to know that both the brothers got married in February 2012. Is it mere coincidence that their wives are pregnant? That is something time will tell...
Saturday, 26 April 2014
Actress Priyanka Chopra, who has always lent support to women empowerment, spoke about the importance of educating a girl child as part of a 'Girl Rising Project' session at the ongoing International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) Weekend and Awards here.
"Fortunately, I come from a family where there is no difference between a girl and boy child. But to bring a change, the mindset of the people has to be changed. A girl child is not a burden, nd I would like to say if you educating one girl is like educating a family," Priyanka said here.
Before the session took off, a short film on the same subject was showcased here.
Veteran actress Shabana Azmi, who is known for her work towards the emancipation of the girl child, was part of the session, and she spoke about violence against women.
"I would like to raise this controversial issue which is violence against women. If a girl gets married and if she is not happy, she is advised to make up and go back to the family to keep the marriage alive.
"I want to say violence against women should not be tolerated," she said.
Friday, 25 April 2014
Diana Penty, who stole our hearts with her endearing performance in 'Cocktail', is about to get married to her diamond merchant boyfriend Harsh Sagar.
Sources have told Mid-Day that the model-cum-actress has been dating Mumbai-based diamond merchant for quiet some time and now they are contemplating to take their relationship to the next level. Sources close to the couple claim that both of them are deeply in love with each other and are very excited about their marriage.
Incidentally, Harsh Sagar has another B-Town connection. He is Chandra Barot's nephew.