QuickE: Papon Reacts to Uproar; Kangana’s Manikarnika Look & More
Bipasha & Karan Singh Grover in Goa; Netflix announces three more Indian Originals; Aparna Sen calls out Farah Khan
1. Showing Affection to My 11-Yr-Old Mentee Is Not Alien to Me: Papon
Supreme Court advocate Runa Bhuyan on Friday filed a complaint against popular singer Papon for allegedly "inappropriately kissing a minor girl" who is a contestant on reality TV show, Voice of India Kids 2018. The incident, according to &TV, which airs the show, happened on 20 February in Mumbai.
The complainant – in a letter addressed to the chairperson of the National Commission For Protection of Child Rights – alleged that a viral video featuring Papon “has objectionable contents violating bodily integrity amounting into sexual assault on a minor girl”.
The video has been shot on a van. Participants of the reality show – of which Papon is a jury member – are seen playing Holi. He is captured on the video applying colours on a minor girl, and then kissing her. The girl is from Udmari village, near Kalaigaon in Assam. Her father’s name is Jitu Moni Saharia.
2. Kangana Ranaut Nails the Regal Look Once Again in ‘Manikarnika’
Kangana Ranaut iis busy shooting for her upcoming film, Manikarnika. And we have got a glimpse of her look as Rani Lakshmibai in the film through another picture that has leaked from the sets.
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3. Bipasha Basu and Karan Singh Grover Are Giving Us Birthday Goals
Bipasha Basu is busy celebrating her husband, Karan Singh Grover’s birthday in Goa, and is giving us some serious FOMO. Sun-kissed selfies adorn both their Instagram pages, and don’t even get us started on their Boomerangs!
4. Netflix Announces Three Indian Original Series Across Genres
Netflix Inc., the world's leading Internet entertainment service has announced three more Indian original series, apart from Sacred Games, Selection Day, and Bard of Blood. These 3 Indian Originals will cover diverse genres - drama, horror, and mystery, and aim to target global audiences as they will debut in 190 countries.
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5. Filmmakers Like Farah Khan Play by Patriarchal Rules: Aparna Sen
National award-winning filmmaker Aparna Sen today said that though there are several women in the field of direction now, some of them like Farah Khan have a distinct male gaze and play by "patriarchal rules" to become successful. Sen believes women directors are "confident enough in their own skin to critique their woman characters" but there are some who play by the rules.
(The Quint, in association with BitGiving, has launched a crowdfunding campaign for an 8-month-old who was raped in Delhi on 28 January 2018. The baby girl, who we will refer to as 'Chhutki', was allegedly raped by her 28-year-old cousin when her parents were away. She has been discharged from AIIMS hospital after undergoing three surgeries, but needs more medical treatment in order to heal completely. Her parents hail from a low-income group and have stopped going to work so that they can take care of the baby. You can help cover Chhutki's medical expenses and secure her future. Every little bit counts. Click here to donate.)
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