On Wednesday, the BJP senior leader and finance minister Arun Jaitley accused the Congress party of “double standards” on its stand on the triple talaq bill, alleging it was attempting to stall the bill in the Upper House following its getting back in the Lok Sabha. The Union finance minister also added that the government wanted a debate on the bill, which criminalizes instant talaq, and its way with consent like the GST bill, the parliamentary affairs minister Ananth Kumar told media.
Minister Kumar quoted Jaitley as saying, “The Congress is showing double standards. It is trying to stall the bill in Rajya Sabha after supporting it in the Lok Sabha.” In the weekly meeting of BJP MPs, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP chief Amit Shah were also present. As the saffron party lacks a majority in the Rajya Sabha, it has to be dependent on the Opposition and other non-NDA parties to pass the bill. Kumar added that the government has been talking to the Congress and other parties to pass the triple talaq bill. In Lok Sabha, on the other hand, the Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Bill was passed last week.
Kumar further added that a bill, which pictures constitutional status for the OBC Commission, will arise in the Lower House again following the opposition forced amendments in the Rajya Sabha in the last session. The minority affairs minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi talked about the government’s move to eliminate with the need of ‘mehram’ (male guardian) for women, who are 45 years of age or older, going for Haj.
The Bollywood superstar Shahrukh Khan knows very well how to amaze audiences and that’s exactly what he had done with his upcoming film ‘Zero’. Keeping up the promise, the 52-year-old actor took to Twitter at exactly 5 pm to reveal the title of his next film with director Anand L Rai. The title has been revealed through a small teaser in which we can see Shahrukh Khan in a never-seen-before avatar.
The Bollywood superstar is playing the role of a dwarf in the film, which also features Anushka Sharma and Katrina Kaif in vital roles. Shahrukh Khan and director Anand L Rai involved in chitchat over the pending announcement on Twitter. The 52-year-old actor asked the director about the announcement of the title, and they reached a conclusion to release it at 5 pm on Monday. “@aanandlrai sir, title kab announce karna hai? Ya 2018 mein bhi gaaliyan khaani hain?! @AnushkaSharma #KatrinaKaif,” to which the filmmaker replied, “Arre sir apno ki gaaliyaan hain, khaa lenge 😊Par aap bataao ? 1st January kaisa rahega ?” Khan asked Rai.
Following this, Khan asked the filmmaker if he would only announce the title. “Accha rahega…Par sirf title announce karoge ya kuch dikhaaoge bhi? @AnushkaSharma #KatrinaKaif” The filmmaker was more than happy to add, “Naye Saal ka pehla din hai Khan Saab!!! Kuch dikha bhi dena chahiye….😊 @AnushkaSharma #KatrinaKaif,” Srk asked. The character of Shahrukh Khan in Zero will be three feet tall, and the special effects (VFX) used in the film helped in making the ‘dwarf’ character look realistic.
The director recently said that SRK’s performance is going to be the USP of the film. “They (fans) are carrying an image in their mind and it is not exactly what we have in the film. When we were working on it we did not know it (dwarf part) will look this way. I want to replace that image with the right image. The film’s USP is Shah Rukh’s performance,” Rai said.
The Bollywood’s Sultan Salman Khan is riding high as he’s giving back to back blockbuster movies. Salman’s ‘Tiger Zinda Hai’ is not only having a dream run at the box office but also expected to create some new records in the coming days. The film has earned Rs 254.75 crore so far. This Salman Khan starrer also features Katrina Kaif, Sajjad Delafrooz, Angad Bedi, and Paresh Rawal in vital roles.
The year 2017 wasn’t really a great one for Bollywood in terms of box office performance, but Salman’s film ended it with a blast as Tiger Zinda Hai touched Rs 22.23 crore on the last day of the year. There is no stoppage for Salman’s film as it collected Rs 18.04 on Monday. “#TigerZindaHai commences New Year with a POWER-PACKED PUNCH… Now eyeing *lifetime biz* of #BajrangiBhaijaan and #Sultan… [Week 2] Fri 11.56 cr, Sat 14.92 cr, Sun 22.23 cr, Mon 18.04 cr. Total: ₹ 272.79 cr. India biz. #TZH,” trade analyst Taran Adarsh tweeted the updated collections. The film has already become the biggest film of 2017 after Baahubali 2: The Conclusion.
This Salman Khan starrer does not have any competition soon ahead as big Hindi films like Padman and Aiyaary would release on January 26. So, the film is all set to rule the box office in the coming days as well. This Salman Khan is fortunate as well because there’s no big release until January 26.