Navjot Singh Sidhu
The subtle tussle of power between Punjab CM Captain Amarinder Singh and minister for Local Government, Tourism and Cultural Affairs, and Archives and Museums, Navjot Singh Sidhu, is gaining strength. Even as the CM seeks legal opinion on whether Sidhu can continue to appear on ‘The Kapil Sharma Show’, Sidhu has said he has the right to earn his living from TV. Take away his livelihood, and you’re pushing him towards corruption, is his latest retort, leaving Punjab politicos miffed at the suggestion that all ministers without jobs out of parliament are corrupt.
Sidhu has shot back with, “Should I run bus service like Sukhbir (Singh Badal, the former deputy chief minister of Punjab)?” Suggesting that he had no other source of income –- the income as a minister is temporary — and highlighting his honest, clean image, he asked, “Or indulge in corruption?”
Observers say it’s a political fight, with the CM trying to keep Sidhu in check. There are enough instances of ministers carrying balancing career with politics.
Singer Babul Supriyo, actor Shatrughan Sinha and late actor Sunil Dutt have held important portfolios in the government while continuing their passion. In fact, Dutt was MP when he shot for ‘Munnabhai MBBS’ (2003).
Actor and BJP leader Sinha says, “Sidhu is planning to balance both jobs and I don’t see a problem. Even I shot for Firoz Nadiadwala’s ‘Aan – Men At Work’ while I was a cabinet minister and I didn’t need permission from then PM Atal Behari Vajpayee.”
Union Minister, Supriyo, said, “I don’t think there is a restriction on a minister continuing his job as entertainer/artist as long it is within the prescribed parameters, and doesn’t lead to conflict of interest or interfere with government protocol and duties. It’s important to note that unlike an MP, a minister cannot have a house of profit since he is a full-time government employee.”
Senior lawyer Mahesh Jethmalani says Sidhu could continue with his TV commitments, but agreed with Supriyo over house of profit. “I’d rather wait for the Attorney General’s verdict on the same,” he adds.
Navjot Kaur Sidhu
Meanwhile, Sidhu’s wife Navjot Kaur, posted this message on social media on Sunday: “We have no other business or source of income except television. He has left 80 per cent of shows which included IPL, commentary etc [to dedicate attention to public service]. Shooting for two shows of Comedy Nights with Kapil takes only five hours a week and that also mostly on Saturday night. I think it is meagre time for a non-socially active God-fearing workaholic [like Sidhu] (sic).”
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Shah Rukh Khan. Picture courtesy: Avinash Gowariker’s Twitter account @avigowariker
Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan recently did a photo shoot for his team Kolkata Knight Riders ahead of the tenth season of Indian Premier League.
Photographer Avinash Gowariker shared a candid picture from the shoot. While posting the snapshot, Avinash Gowariker wrote, “#PostPackUpShot with the King! The adrenaline levels are just uncontrollable when He is around!Love Him!!
— Avinash Gowariker (@avigowariker) 22 March 2017
To which Shah rukh Khan replied, “I Leica this pic. But I Leica mine better. (sic)”
I Leica this pic. But I Leica mine better. https://t.co/dMxleC5C9R
— Shah Rukh Khan (@iamsrk) 22 March 2017
Avinash Gowariker was quick to reply, “But as I said to you my man.. I Leica the model infront of my camera much better than the model that was infront of yours… You Rock (sic)”
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— Avinash Gowariker (@avigowariker) 22 March 2017
Isn’t their conversation as cute as the photo?
Recently, Anushka Sharma got her first co-star Shah Rukh Khan to help her promote her forthcoming production ‘Phillauri’ when she landed up at his residence Mannat here to ‘scare’ him.
“I am making this video because people nowadays have become a lot more superstitious and feel that they are surrounded by supernatural beings… There are no ghosts actually,” Shah Rukh says in the video, before getting interrupted by Anushka’s voice.
He poses as if he is scared, and then Anushka introduces herself as Shashi, saying she is a big fan of King Khan.
Meanwhile, Shah Rukh and Anushka will return to the silver screen together with Imtiaz Ali’s tentatively titled ‘The Ring’. This film will mark the third collaboration between Shah Rukh and Anushka after ‘Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi’ (2008) and ‘Jab Tak Hai Jaan’ (2012).
Megastar Amitabh Bachchan has slammed Australian media for comparing Indian skipper Virat Kohli to US President Donald Trump.
The Daily Telegraph on Tuesday had compared Kohli to Trump, saying “Kohli has become the Donald Trump of world sport”.
“Aussie media calls Virat, Donald Trump of sports !!… Thank you Aussie media for accepting that he is a winner and the PRESIDENT,” Bachchan, 74, tweeted.
T 2471 – Aussi media calls Virat, Donald Trump of sports !! … thank you Aussi media for accepting that he is a winner and the PRESIDENT !! pic.twitter.com/ZOoNtuhtC2
— Amitabh Bachchan (@SrBachchan) March 21, 2017
The comparison comes after Kohli accused the Australian players of trolling Team India physio Patrick Farhart during the Ranchi Test.
Australian daily also alleged that Kohli launched an attack on skipper Steve Smith and the Australian team where he accused of them being systematic cheats, but refused to apologise or provide any concrete evidence.
‘Tiger Zinda Hai’ first look out! Salman Khan and Katrina Kaif are back ‘together’. Picture courtesy: Salman Khan’s Twitter account
Bollywood superstar Salman Khan today revealed his and co-star Katrina Kaif’s first look from their upcoming film ‘Tiger Zinda Hai’.
The movie is a sequel to Kabir Khan-directed ‘Ek Tha Tiger’.
“Back together, in ‘Tiger Zinda Hai’,” Salman, 51, captioned the photo featuring him in black tuxedo and Katrina in princess-like pink dress.
BACK TOGETHER , IN TIGER ZINDA HAI . pic.twitter.com/H8D0Gv8cTT
— Salman Khan (@BeingSalmanKhan) 22 March 2017
Filmmaker Ali Abbas Zafar, whose last film ‘Sultan’ with Salman in the lead role became a huge box office success, is directing the project and also shared the picture from the sets in Austria.
“Tiger & Zoya #Austria @TigerZindaHai,” Abbas tweeted.
The cast and crew of the Yash Raj Films project is currently shooting in scenic locales of Tyrol, Austria. The image is from the latest schedule where the lead stars shot for a song sequence choreographed by Vaibhavi Merchant.
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