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Saifeena face flak for their newborn’s name: Has social media become a hub of intolerance?

Saifeena face flak for their newborn’s name: Has social media become a hub of intolerance?

Saif Ali Khan and Kareena Kapoor's baby boy

This morning brought in the most revered news in the world of Bollywood, the one that we all, fans, paparazzi, and stars alike, were waiting for with bated breath. The gorgeous diva Kareena Kapoor Khan and nawab Saif Ali Khan became proud parents of a baby boy. The internet was soon flooded with good wishes for the Baby and parents, and all was rosy in the tinsel town.

The proud parents immediately issued a statement, and also announced the name of the newborn, every bit as royal as the family itself; Taimur Ali Khan Pataudi.

But wait, the social media warriors, who are never at peace, were ready for another futile battle. Because as soon as the media houses revealed the name of the baby, abuses and weird comments (because we are very PATRIOTIC, apparently), started pouring in. People said that Kareena had no say in the marriage for her kid got a Muslim name (as if!), and what not. But the biggest facepalm came in the form of comments which stated that the baby had been named after a plundering and looting emperor, Timur Lang.

To give you some background check, Timur, also known as Tamerlane, was one ruthless invader who entered India during 1398 A.D., and was known throughout the History books as a cruel being who spared none in his hunger for power. Yes, the man was savage and barbaric, nonetheless a powerful ruler.

Nowhere in the historical books, or even in the wide world of internet, it has been mentioned that Timur Lang or Tamarlane has been known by the name of Taimur, which is an Arabic word that means as strong as Iron.

Now, coming back to the so-called revolution that people have triggered on social media, which has become a trend nowadays, it can be seen how dangerous half knowledge is. Just a difference of one letter, and the name changes. It will be obvious to anyone who reads and researches before punching out characters on social media. Apparently, the mentality of researching before leaping does not exist in Indian social media users, and that could be clearly seen.

Here are a few comments that we came across, and would like to share with you.

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The ignorance and hatred is so palpable that it hurts you even from the screens. That too for a baby who has just been born. Thank god these two are celebrities and are too high up to be affected much by this ignorance. Plus, now we get why the two are not interested being on social media.

We are no historians, we are not even veterans, but we do know one thing. Every name has a meaning, and every baby has a future. It is not that people with angelic names have brought laurels, or that people who have been named after villainous characters had similar traits.

Let the baby breathe guys. And next time, hit the search button before hitting enter.

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Dear Priyanka, it’s high time you starred in a Bollywood Film…

Dear Priyanka,

January 25, 2018, I went to a theatre to watch Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s ‘Padmaavat’. It was a first day, first show. I was keen to see what the director had to offer, after ‘Bajirao Mastani’.

Well, I was quite impressed with ‘Padmaavat’ thanks to the spectacular vision of SLB. Even the actors left a mark. While Ranveer Singh’s Khilji act was outstanding, Deepika Padukone looked stunning as Rani Padmavati and Shahid Kapoor as Maharawal Ratan Singh impressed us. However, I felt there was something missing in the film, an ‘X – Factor’ that was there in ‘Bajirao Mastani’, but not in ‘Padmaavat’. I couldn’t put things together as what was that one thing missing in ‘Padmaavat’.

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Finally, after wracking my brains and heart for a few days, a box office comparison article on ‘Padmaavat’ VS ‘Bajirao Mastani’ finally gave me the answer I was looking for. It was you, Priyanka Chopra. The ‘X-factor’ in ‘Bajirao Mastani’ was missing from the magnum opus and now a Rs 250 crore plus profitable film ‘Padmaavat’. The subtle yet a powerful performance that you gave in ‘Bajirao Mastani’.

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I then literally went and checked out other dialogue promos of ‘Bajirao Mastani’ that featured you, and understood that not just ‘Padmaavat’, an ‘X – Factor’ from Bollywood has been missing. Bollywood is missing Priyanka Chopra, who is not just a pretty face, but a performer who can make us sit back and notice her.

Your last Bollywood movie was a 2016 release ‘Jai Gangaajal’. Though you were excellent in the film, your ‘Bajirao Mastani’ performance overpowers every other last release of yours.

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There’s no doubt that Priyanka, you are making India proud internationally with the ‘Quantico’ series and three Hollywood films in your kitty, but Bollywood needs you too. Its been more than two years, that your fans are waiting for you to announce your next Bollywood film. We have heard a lot about the films you might take up, SLB’s ‘Gustakhiyan’, Kalpana Chawla biopic, Rakesh Sharma biopic and ‘Fanney Khan’. However, till date, none have been announced as your next Bollywood project.

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Priyanka, it’s definitely high time that you come back to Bollywood, not just for your fans but for Bollywood. I am not saying that Bollywood can’t work without Priyanka and movies won’t be made. But, then the silver screen is missing a performer like you.

After all, as your songs goes, “Dekhi lakh lakh pardesi girl, Ain’t nobody like my DESI GIRL.”

A guy who misses you on big screen

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Alia's 'hike' affair, Ranbir's 'Dilli Wali Girlfriend' and endless rebound reports. Justified?

It has been confirmed that one of Bollywood’s cutest couples, Alia Bhatt and Sidharth Malhotra have parted ways. Breakups are always hard, be it a celeb or a commoner; but looks like it is harder for stars as rumours always find a way to rub salt into their wounds.

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Just few days back, Alia was being linked to her ‘Brahmastra’ co-star Ranbir Kapoor, over a comment made by Manish Malhotra on Neha Dhupia‘s Vogue BFFs, and now, according to some reports, Alia is getting close to Hike messenger founder Kavin Mittal. And the base for these reports seem as baseless as the reports that were going rounds regarding Ranbir’s affiliation with a Delhi-based girl, if you remember. (Also Check: Watch: Alia Bhatt spotted with her friend at Pali Village café)

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Alia and Kavin met at the World Economic Forum in 2017, and since then have been good friends. In fact, even the sources of such reports have confirmed just the friendship, but have gone on to add that friendship can evolve into something else, you never know.

Sometimes, it's nice just to do nothing #kashmir #roadtrip

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Well, that’s just a very absurd prediction to make. What a relationship evolves into or not, is something totally based on probabilities and circumstances. And unless there is any incident to prove that something is brewing between two people, how can anyone go on to speculate that two people are dating, or even can date. Can they just not be friends?

This does take us back to the time when Ranbir Kapoor had broken up with Katrina Kaif, and soon after, reports of him dating a Delhi-based girl has surfaced. Of course, those were busted soon after, when it came to foray that she was just a fan who requested for a selfie. Unnecessary negative publicity for both of them.

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Makes one wonder, as to where does the fine line between truth and speculation blur, so as to give birth to blatant lies. They say there is no fire without spark, but what’s the status of statements that have been created out of thin air, pushed out of context, with feelings and logics thrown out of the window? Something to ponder about.

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