May 012018

Ng is Jackie Chan’s daughter with former beauty queen Elaine Ng, with whom the actor had a relationship with while married to his current wife Joan Lin

Jackie Chan
Jackie Chan

Actor Jackie Chan’s estranged gay daughter and her partner claim they have been homeless and have been sleeping under a bridge “due to homophobic parents”. Etta Ng, 18, and her girlfriend Andi Autumn posted a short video to YouTube last week claiming that they have run out of options because their friends and family have refused to offer them support, reports

“We have been homeless for a month due to homophobic parents. We pretty much slept under a bridge, and other things,” Ng said. “We have gone to the police, we have gone to the hospitals, the food banks, the LGBTQ community shelters and all of them just don’t give a s***,” she continued. Autumn added: “We will have to be split up if we go to any kind of government facility.”

“We don’t know what to do at this point,” Ng continued. “We just want to let people know what’s going on because at this point it seems ridiculous that no one can help. I don’t understand.” Ng is Chan’s daughter with former beauty queen Elaine Ng, with whom the actor had a relationship with while married to his current wife Joan Lin.

The actor, who made $49 million last year according to Forbes, has not spoken publicly about his daughter but has acknowledged he had an affair. Elaine denounced her daughter’s claims, saying she needs to find a job.

“I feel that if they have no money, they should go find work,” she said. “They shouldn’t film a clip telling others they are broke and who Etta’s father is. People all over the world work hard and don’t rely on someone else’s fame to get money.”

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Sep 162017

Salman Khan is currently on a high as he was recently honoured with a Global Diversity Award by the United Kingdom’s House of Commons, which is their Parliament’s equivalent of our Lok Sabha.

The superstar was bestowed with the Global Diversity Award 2017 in the British Parliament by British Asian MP, Keith Vaz.

Needless to say, Salman looked great, as usual, giving shutterbugs a goofy smile. Bhaijaan was honoured for his contribution to the Indian film industry as an actor, producer, philanthropist, singer and television personality. 

Salman Khan (c) Twitter

Praising Salman, Keith said, “Salman Khan is a role model and a hero to millions of people worldwide.” Well, Keith, he is indeed an entertainer and a hero but a role model? I don’t think many would agree with that statement.

“Besides his Indian cinema success, Salman is a well- known philanthropist and his NGO, Being Human, has done life-changing work supporting the underprivileged in India. It is a tremendous honour to present him with the award. I am proud that young Asians worldwide have role models like Salman Khan, ” Keith added as reported by PTI.

Salman Khan(c) Twitter

Listening to Keith, it sounds like he is a huge fan of Salman, and no doubt the man has captured the many hearts of the people there. But not many Indians would approve of the word ‘role model’ being used to describe him. First things first, young Asians don’t necessarily need role models like Salman. Let’s hope you guys get why we are making this point and if you don’t, you are certainly living under a rock or choose not to see what’s in front of you.

Of course, as expected, Salman was very pleased and said, “My father would never have believed that I would make it here. I would like to thank the fans for the respect that they have shown me. Although I have received many film awards, this is the first I have received personally so I am incredibly humbled.”

Salman Khan (c) Twitter

However, this isn’t the first time an Indian has been honoured with this award. Back in the day, Amitabh Bachchan and Aishwariya Rai Bachchan were also presented with the Global Diversity Award. Apart from the aforementioned celebs, renowned people like Jackie Chan, Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, Formula One driver Lewis Hamilton and, American Civil Rights leader Jesse Jackson have also been bestowed with this honour.

The ‘Tubelight’ actor is in Britain for his Da-Bangg Tour, which takes place in Birmingham and in London’s O2 Arena on Saturday and Sunday, respectively. Along with Salman, actors like Sonakshi Sinha, Jacqueline Fernandez, Prabhudheva, Sooraj Pancholi and Badshah will also be seen setting the stage on fire.