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After getting married in a private ceremony on November 23, 2017, newlyweds Indian cricketer Zaheer Khan and Bollywood actress Sagarika Ghatge have thrown two parties so far since their nuptials. Stars from the world of cricket and Bollywood made their way to the revelries as they enjoyed the celebrations. Stars seen attending the wedding celebrations were Sachin Tendulkar, with wife Anjali, Yuvraj Singh with his wife actress Hazel Keech, Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma, Sushmita Sen and Sania Mirza among many more.

Speaking of weddings, the royal wedding is on the cards as Britain’s Prince Harry will marry American actress girlfriend Meghan Markle next year. Prince Harry proposed to his girlfriend earlier this month. The couple will live at Nottingham Cottage in London’s Kensington Palace, currently the residence of Prince William, Kate Middleton and their two children. Meghan Markle said acting would take a back seat when she marries Prince Harry, following the example of screen icon Grace Kelly who abandoned Hollywood.

Amid protests against Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s upcoming film ‘Padmavati’, the Indian Films and TV Directors’ Association (IFTDA), along with 20 other bodies of the film and television industry, are planning a 15-minute blackout in support of the film and to protect the right to freedom of expression of creative individuals. “We will keep showing our support for ‘Padmavati’ and SLB (Sanjay Leela Bhansali) because it is the basic right of a creative person to tell a story in his own way,” Ashoke Pandit said. ‘Padmavati’ is reportedly insured for Rs 140 million. Bounties have been announced for the “heads” of Bhansali and the film’s actress Deepika Padukone. A Rajput group called ‘Karni Sena’ is at the forefront of protests.

Director Ridley Scott has spoken out about his recent decision to replace Kevin Spacey with Christopher Plummer in his forthcoming movie All the Money in the World, less than two months before its scheduled release. The decision came after Spacey was accused of making inappropriate sexual advances against actor Anthony Rapp when Rapp was 14 years old, which was quickly followed by many more allegations of inappropriate behavior.

Drake has turned his nose up at the “Music’s Biggest Night.”

“I won two awards last night, but I don’t even want them,” the Toronto hip hop star told a British music show host in February, the day after his smash hit Hotline Bling earned a pair of Grammys (adding to his 2013 win for the album Take Care).

“I am apparently a rapper, even though Hotline Bling is not a rap song. The only category they can manage to fit me in is a rap category,” said Drake, who performed for fans in the U.K. rather than attend the televised Grammy gala. Now, as a fresh batch of nominees are being prepped for potential Grammy glory, Drake will likely be missing from the contenders to be unveiled Tuesday morning of his own volition. He reportedly chose not to submit his latest record-breaking release, More Life, for consideration. Drake has put the Grammys on blast for being out of touch with contemporary music’s cultural shifts and suggested it’s tied to the awards’ poor history of inclusion. He’s one of a chorus that has also included the voices of Frank Ocean, Justin Bieber, Kanye West and Jay-Z. “We’ve been conditioned that this is the true reward for our work, for our accomplishments, for our music,” Drake said of the Grammys.When influential and popular artists like Drake and Ocean boycott the Grammys, “It’s a vote of no confidence. It’s a vote of ‘We don’t believe in this process any more,’” according to longtime music writer and Grammy voter Rob Kenner.

-Compiled by Mariam Nihal


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