For ‘Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao’, our daughters must be alive: Shabana

Veteran actress Shabana Azmi says for the government’s “Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao” campaign to be effective, “our betis (daughters) should be alive”.

Shabana shared her thoughts at Anu and Shashi Ranjan-organised 20th Beti FLO GR8 Awards 2018, which she attended here on Monday night with Jeetendra, Amit Sadh, Bhumi Pednekar, Huma Qureshi, Anup Jalota and Amruta Fadnavis.

Reacting to the shocking incident involving the abduction, rape and murder of an eight-year-old in a village near Kathua in Jammu and Kashmir, Shabana said: “Our country is living in multiple centuries at one time. We are living in the 18th, 19th, 20th and 21st centuries at a time, and this we are experiencing in the way we treat women of this country.

“Our women have achieved great heights in their respective careers and have become leaders. But on the other hand, we read and watch such news that I don’t have words to express (my emotions). We should all unite and ensure these kinds of incidents don’t happen.

“We always say ‘Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao’, and we should work towards that. But for that, firstly, our betis (daughters) should be alive.” (Also Check: Javed Akhtar demands justice for Asifa the Kathua rape victim)

Other celebrtities also reacted to the incident.

Huma said: “It’s sad, tragic and heartbreaking. People behind it should be punished. If we are not able to protect an eight-year-old girl as a society, then it is really shameful.

“A lot of people are giving political angles to it. I feel very upset about that also. I think justice is what we should be fighting for and arguing about — and not about making the issue political.”

On the 20th Beti FLO GR8 Awards 2018, Huma said: “We all believe in the cause of women empowerment and it has become necessary that we encourage women, because girls can also bring glory to our country, just like boys.

“Girls are doing so much better in every field. Whatever I am today is because of my mother and how she pushed me and supported me. So I am all for the cause of women’s empowerment.”

South Africa calling for Sunny Leone

South Africa calling for Sunny Leone

Actress Sunny Leone is heading to South Africa to shoot “Karenjit Kaur – The Untold Story of Sunny Leone” . She says this year has been one of the best years of her life.

“It has been a very hectic year for me and that is exactly what I had been looking for. This is one of the best years of my life. I am currently heading to South Africa for the shoot of my biopic, and all excited to reunite with the team there,” Sunny said in a statement.

Sunny, who welcomed her twins Noah and Asher in March, has also been keeping busy with her newly launched makeup range – Star Struck by Sunny Leone.

The show “Karenjit Kaur…”, which will stream on the OTT platform ZEE5, revolves around the journey of Sunny, who was born as Karenjit Kaur in a middle-class Sikh family in Canada.

It will trace her transition from being a little girl to becoming an adult film actress and from there to her rise in Bollywood.

Dehradun schedule for 'Student of the Year 2' wrapped up

Dehradun schedule for 'Student of the Year 2' wrapped up

The first schedule for “Student Of The Year 2” has been wrapped up in Dehradun.

The film’s lead actor Tiger Shroff on Saturday took to Twitter, where he shared a photograph of a flag, which had Saint Teresa written on it.

“And we’re done with the first semester already! Wrapped up the first schedule for ‘SOTY 2’ in Dehradun! Class of 2018,” Tiger tweeted.

Here are some glimpses from the sets of ‘Student Of The Year 2′:

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Producer Karan Johar is launching two new faces – Ananya Panday and Tara Sutaria in Bollywood with “Student Of The Year 2”.