Priyanka Chopra appointed ambassador of Toronto International Film Festival

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July 8, 2020

Washington D.C, Jul 8: Adding another feather to her cap, actor Priyanka Chopra on Wednesday announced that she has been chosen as the ambassador of the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) 2020.

Priyanka has joined the list of 50 celebrated filmmakers and actors who are invited as the ambassadors of the TIFF.

The 37-year-old star put out a post on Instagram and shared a montage featuring snippets of her empowering addresses at the TIFF. Along with the video, Priyanka noted that the TIFF has been a second home for her.

She wrote, "Throughout my career TIFF has been a second home for me, with many of my films, as both an actor and producer, making their world debut at the festival."

Talking about the film festival that focuses on special stories and storytellers, the 'Dostana' star added, "TIFF has always been at the forefront of supporting and championing global content that showcases diversity and inclusion, a charge led by my friend @cameronpbailey and his talented team, who work with passion to shine a spotlight on these special stories and storytellers."

"Even more than that, one of the most exceptional parts of the festival are the fans of cinema who congregate to celebrate the magic of the movies, and who have always embraced me with so much warmth and love," Priyanka added.

She shared that she feels proud to serve as the ambassador to the festival and noted," I am very proud to serve as an ambassador this year, and I look forward to continuing a relationship that I value tremendously."

The esteemed film festival will be opting for digital screenings and virtual red carpets in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. The festival is scheduled to kick off from September 10 to September 19, 2020. 

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January 11,2021

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Actor-producer Anushka Sharma and cricketer husband Virat Kohli became parents to a baby girl on Monday.

Kohli announced the arrival of their first child on Twitter and said both the baby and Sharma were healthy.

"We are thrilled to share with you that we have been blessed with a baby girl this afternoon. We thank you all for your love, prayers and good wishes.

"Anushka and the baby are both healthy and we are feeling beyond blessed to start this new chapter of our lives. We hope that you can respect our privacy at this time. Love, Virat," Kohli said in a statement.

Sharma and Kohli, both 32, recently celebrated their third wedding anniversary.

The couple first met on the sets of a commercial and dated for four years before getting married in a private ceremony in Italy on December 11, 2017. Sharma announced pregnancy in August.

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January 10,2021

Speaking on the issue of rapes in India and how to reduce such crimes against women, Bollywood actor Kangana Ranaut on Saturday said that India needs to set some strong examples and follow something like Saudi Arabia-model which, she claims, is that those who commit crimes against women are hanged to death in public.  

"We still have the old legal system where cases enter files and the process goes on for years. Also the victim is often subjected to harassment as the burden of proving the allegation lies on the victim," she told ANI.

She also said that half of the complaints get registered and the rest get away with the crimes.

"India needs to set four or five examples like that of Saudi Arabia where the perpetrators are hanged to death at intersections," Kangana said.  

The actress also added that the current legal system adds further harassment for the victim as she is often asked to narrate the incident in details.

"Such crimes are committed even in case of silly disagreements because it is easy to get away with them," she said.

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January 2,2021

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New Delhi, Jan 2: Shah Rukh Khan fans are jumping with joy and excitement today and why not, they have every reason to celebrate. The superstar, on Saturday, announced in his New Year-special post that his fans will see him "on the big screen in 2021," sort of confirming his new project Pathan. The actor, in a 3-minute-and-15-second long video, wished his fans a happy New Year and shared that his post arrived late because he shot and edited the clip all by himself as his team wasn't available. Shah Rukh Khan started the clip with this message: "Hi everybody, it is that time of the year again where the old year is on its way out and the New Year is waiting at the entrance. Actually, it has entered because I am late in conveying my wishes to all of you."

"I am sure 2020 has been the worst of years for everybody. In these awful times, for most it is difficult to find a ray of hope and positivity. But I have a way of looking at bad days, difficult times, and awful years. I believe when one is at the lowest, at the most bottom-est of their life, the good thing is there is only one way to move - upwards, higher to better places. So, 2020 whatever it has been is in the past now. 2021 is going to be bigger, better, brighter and more beautiful," he added.

The actor also made the clip more entertaining by adding some "cheesy New Year effects" and some advice on partying. "2020 has taught us one thing. That real fun is with real people. Your family, your friends, your loved ones and all the friends and enemies you make virtually. Taking sides and fighting online is good fun, time pass but it is not for keeps. So, here's wishing you all in 2021 a lot of happiness, joy and peace. Do I sound like some cheap greeting card? So, let me add some tax paid cash too. So that your dreams and bills are fulfilled...Go party hard, but not too hard in moderation. Don't get too drunk, don't take off your clothes and run on the street, because chances are you'll get arrested and even worse you will wake up in the morning and realize you have lost your phone and that really sucks."

Shah Rukh Khan signed off his clip by saying: "See you all on the big screen in 2021."

See Shah Rukh Khan's post here:

Here's wishing you all a safe, happy and prosperous 2021... pic.twitter.com/COgpPzPEQJ

— Shah Rukh Khan (@iamsrk) January 2, 2021
Shah Rukh Khan reportedly started working on his new film Pathan in November last year. He spotted arriving outside Yash Raj Films studio in Mumbai, sporting long hair and also what appeared to be a thick French beard.

SHAH RUKH KHAN IS BACK!!! Cant wait for #Pathan!!! pic.twitter.com/JMFTNGodAe

— Mahir (@mahir_khiladi) November 18, 2020
Shah Rukh Khan was last seen in Aanand L Rai's 2018 film Zero.

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