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starring the evergreen Govinda
The song is sung by Benny Dayal, penned by Mehboob and music by Ishwar Kumar.
_Chiragdeep International presents, Produced by Pahlaj Nihalani and Co-Produced by Neeta Nihalani. Rangeela Raja is directed by Sikandar and will release on 16th November 2018
The shoot of Manikarnika: The Queen Of Jhansi concluded in Maheshwar recently. And to celebrate the completion of the film, Kangana Ranaut and the entire team had a wrap up bash.
This has probably been the longest day of my life. Since the time I have read the allegations, I have been wanting to react to them. I have been wanting to shout out loud that everyone has gone mad, I have been wanting to scream that I am not this man, I have been wanting to clear my name. Friends and Family have shown great support, support that has made me indebted to them for life.
I am very aware of the fact I am the man who made Pyaar ka Punchnama and it becomes very easy for someone who doesn’t know me personally to believe that I am guilty. Am I guilty? I have been wanting to scream out loud that I am not. I have never misbehaved with a woman, never touched a woman who isn’t in love with me and I with her, I haven’t sexted, flirted, molested or harassed a woman. I haven’t.
After getting rid of my anger towards the whole thing I have come to realize a few things –
It doesn’t matter that I believe I haven’t done anything wrong, what matters is that someone has felt wronged.
I have made a lot of effort in life to make women around me feel safe and comfortable which women who have known me or worked with me will vouch for. I have never intended to hurt someone, and taken utmost care to make sure that I don’t and in my heart I know I haven’t. But again what matters is that someone has felt hurt. Can I be so arrogant about myself to ignore that even if unintended, someone has got hurt. I can vouch for my intention but I can’t decide how someone should feel.
It doesn’t matter that I don’t accept the narrative, what matters is that someone feels hurt enough to present this narrative.
I am not the man that I am being portrayed as. I am not. I never was, I never will be.
Yet I apologise to who ever I have caused hurt, who ever I have not made feel comfortable enough. I apologise for not being able to communicate my intent. I apologise for not being able to make someone feel that I am the man that I have aspired to be and I believe I am.
As creative people we have been committed to foregrounding and finding solutions to social issues, and at Aamir Khan
Productions we have always had a zero-tolerance policy towards sexual misconduct and predatory behaviour of any kind. We strongly condemn any act of sexual harassment, and equally we condemn any and all false accusations in such cases.
Two weeks ago, when traumatic #MeToo stories began emerging, it was brought to our attention that someone we were about to begin work with has been accused of sexual misconduct. Upon enquiry we found that this particular case is subjudice, and that the legal process is in motion.
We are not an investigative agency, nor are we in any position to pass judgement on anyone – that is for the police and judiciary to do. So, without casting any aspersions on anyone involved in this case, and without coming to any conclusions about these specific allegations, we have decided to step away from this film.
We do not want our action to reflect in any manner on the people involved in this case.
We believe that this is an opportunity for the film industry to introspect and take concrete steps towards change. For far too long women have faced the brunt of sexual exploitation. It has to stop. In this regard we are committed to doing any and everything to make our film industry a safe and happy one to work in.
Kiran Rao and Aamir Khan
Jalebi actors Varun Mitra and Rhea Chakraborty make an entry on a two wheeler for their movie promotion
arun Mitra and Rhea Chakraborty who will soon be seen together in Vishesh Films’ Jalebi, were seen promoting their film Jalebi today where the duo made an entry on a two wheeler.