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New Delhi: Congress today slammed former CAG The Pakistani Interior Minister left the venue? things were frosty with the ministers as they? turning down a plea by R Paramasivan,Chennai:” Barcelona said they would pass on details of the operation to European football body UEFA “so that they can determine the disciplinary responsibilities that may arise from this case. his identity as a Muslim,living in a Hindu state Triple Talaq Kashmir andunderstanding the construct of religion He also has the most balanced opinion on the Sonu Nigam azaan row accepting that he thought the tweet was “bit aggressive initally” He also has a word of caution for the actors who use steroids to get six-pack abs in two weeks: “Your pen**es may fall off” On his production house I have taken a break for now from producing films in order to focus a bit more on acting But I intend to come back to it eventually I have a friend in Los Angeles who is a line producer with access to rights to a number of films and TV shows I should look at the family a little more than I have in the past Maybe Kareena (Kapoor) can do a female-centric TV show that we can produce But there are a number of things that are a natural extension of self It’s just about working a bit harder I’d like to even open a club perhaps not a nightclub but eating drinking music kind of a place… like minded people and doing up Pataudi and the new flat I quite enjoy doing up places to create an atmosphere Maybe to do it professionally will be a good idea On speaking up To keep a low profile is important and you wonder if there is a need Salman Rushdie thought he had the freedom of speech and said incendiary things A fatwa was passed that changed his life He didn’t enjoy that Freedom of speech is one thing but you learn that certain people will kill you if you abuse their religion Sitting in the comforts of our living rooms it’s different; various worlds intersect in India On Sonu Nigam’s comment regarding azaans Don’t know who you are offending At one level I agree the lesser sound the better there should be certain decibel levels allowed across religious practices I also understand the amplification of the sound during azaan comes from insecurity Not just here but also in Israel apparently where three different religions co-exist It’s been written about so I believe it’s the same As a minority you would like to make your presence felt and hopefully accepted If someone says that it should be extinguished it will make some people little uncomfortable As a precursor to some sort of holocaust it’s the first thing you think of There’s a bit of fear there It’s fine to express your views on the decibel levels I think that tweet was a bit aggressive though initially And I do think religion should be a private affair and we should be a secular country On social media There is a basic advantage to it Twitter for example should be about spreading the news But it’s become about becoming the news Initially when someone criticises me on social media I think it’s coming from a spiritual and intellectual equal But then I realise maybe not that they are not as open minded as I am And I am not interested in the opinion of these faceless nameless people And I don’t want everyone’s approval Also the fame such people gather on Twitter is a surrogate form of stardom It comes from an interesting comment on perhaps another celebrity It’s not real talent being sold On fairness products and racism I think I have endorsed them a couple of times and I am told they are the largest selling things But it’s not a stand I have felt particularly strong about Everyone in this country is obsessed with fair skin It’s the first thing people say when a child is born And it’s important that Abhay Deol’s voice on the subject be heard Perhaps we all know somewhere that selling that product is wrong and somewhere we wish we took a different stand but we don’t If you don’t sell it someone else would There should maybe be a law against it Without a law how do you hope people won’t bleach their faces Also read |‘Nationalism is amazing important but is that same asHinduism’ On ‘white’ background dancers When these foreigners came into the industry there was a reason The Indian background dancers used to be very unfit But yes this pricing and business and grades based on their skin colour is ridiculous And it reflects a truth that might be a bit uncomfortable On the need for religion to adapt to the times The idea of god and religion has changed and evolved over centuries I am not an expert but I understand that at in the earlier part of the last century existentialists such as Camus Sartre and Nietzsche talked about the death of god and a different kind of an awakening So the future of god is something I am very interested in What do we need to create so that it will fulfill the need of the hour because it may not be the old one anymore With science and philosophy advancing in this century it’s no longer the centrepiece of our life What did Freud or was it Nietzsche who said ‘There is a god shaped hole in our consciousness today’ This is of course not for the people for whom religion is the opium of who haven’t thought about it at all ever On Nationalism If you look at people from a generation ago a Hindu who would say adaab seemed more accepting made you feel a little more comfortable sophisticated and kinder It’s the India we grew up in Nationalism is amazing and important for development But is that the same as Hinduism I don’t think so In a country that has been secular there are minorities it will make them uncomfortable On the other hand my freedoms have been afforded to me based on economics So it doesn’t apply to me To me I am happy living in a Hindu state also Make the same law for everyone On Uniform Civil Code and Triple Talaq Why should we see people as different I know the argument that the criminal law is the same but the civil law varies But of course there should be one law for the land Also on Triple Talaq I have been married in the past I have had a nikaah but that’s also because my ex-wife mother is also a Muslim And also because we ran away and got married But when I got divorced I just couldn’t think Triple Talaq was the way There are responsibilities financial one has towards the wife and children These aren’t just divorce arrangements but so you sleep right My arrangement expired when Sara turned 18 but I haven’t stopped taking care of her and Ibrahim to be a father emotionally and financially It’s not a contract or a religious out I don’t agree with it because I haven’t followed it I could have Yes Muslims say it was started at a time to give women rights but things are different now Indian Constitution does try to address this with the Special Marriage Act There is a way if people are willing to follow Kareena (Kapoor) and I followed the Special Marriage Act I think times have changed and I have too Although I had no interest back then either to convert anyone I think Taimur should have the freedom tomorrow to be a Buddhist if he wants or an atheist On Islamophobia It’s so scary We have had phobias against religion The Jews have been historically persecuted And anti-semitism has been used by the Western civilization as a political philosophical and economic tool to treat someone else as ‘the other’ And after the holocaust it’s scary when people say Islamophobia because it feels like you will be persecuted or discriminated against no matter how you are And I am not religious but as a kid I was so proud to be a Muslim One used to think of the Mughals Turkey calligraphy art etc And now it’s this which is a far cry But I’ll tell you there is no such thing as the Muslim or the Jew We create the construct of the Muslim and give it certain characteristics that he does this or that But we are individuals Our views will be different even on religion It’s scary when we are all are called ‘the Muslim’ because it implies we all have the same beliefs and characteristics that can be easily summed up On students’ movements in India It’s fabulous Kanhaiya Kumar’s intellectually regal behaviour when he was released and the speech he gave was phenomenal It’s a schizophrenic situations and all voices are important right now On Pakistan Our families in Bhopal and Pataudi were divided by partition so we have a first-hand experience of what that was about So when some people talk of a war as an option in a nuclear age it’s frightening (laughs) And nobody is talking about how China is looking pretty aggressive these days They have changed the names of places in Arunachal Pradesh We probably don’t like to admit there is a stronger neighbour around the corner Because we think we can easily bash up Pakistan apart from the nuclear missiles that are pointed towards us Also jokes aside it’s a complicated situation And the fact that Pakistan exists really undermines the Muslim situation in India The obvious reaction will be that why don’t you move there if you like Pakistan so much So the people living here also have to be pro Uniform Civil Code On the ban on Pakistani actors Make up your mind make it a law if you want to (Laughs) Also there is a sense of exotic to them because they are from the forbidden land like Fawad Khan If they were from India that would remove that extra glamour from them Maybe they are just usual but there is a Mata Hari sense of a foreigner about them I can understand the ban On one hand you are playing nice casting each other in movies and playing cricket and on the other hand they cut five people’s heads — who are ‘they’ though I don’t know We don’t know how much to believe A lot of what happens between the two countries is covert there are a lot of underhand dealings and trade etc And then there is an espionage situation then you don’t know what’s really happening Is it a grave misunderstanding Or is the bad bad Pakistan trying to just hang someone Or does this guy is really a destabilising factor How do you say he should be released or not Of course as a humanitarian you don’t want anyone to die Everyone tells you even in a spy movie that if you are caught you are on your own But you don’t know what will happen It’s statecraft Will they really hang him or are they just saying so Or will India trade him for someone else On Kashmir It’s not an easy situation and I feel bad for the Kashmiris We can’t be jingoistic about it unless we are taught to understand and view it objectively I don’t know what was really happening when the man was tied to the jeep by the army The army is in there it’s a war zone We cannot tell them sitting in our drawing rooms what’s right and wrong Kashmir is a complicated issue My personal view is that the two governments have reached an agreement that this kind of a situation should be kept at it because it cannot be better or solved and hopefully it won’t get worse It’s insolvable legally second probably to Lebanon or Israel The Dogras when they were awarded Kashmir they were not the maharajas they became And the fact that it’s a Hindu maharaja and a Muslim population the insurgency into PoK the plebiscite with Pandit Nehru that never happened the people were never asked where they want to go because there was a fear that it wouldn’t go the way we wanted it And the Kashmiris know that in this whole deal the people who have not been asked are them so they want their own freedom which is also not feasible really because from Khalistan to kashmir separatists have been trying to break away from the Indian Union ever since it was formed On cosmetic surgeries and use of steroids There are actors looking fitter than ever Though am not sure I approve of overuse of steroids (laughs) That seems the only way an average Indian can get ribbed in two weeks in the gym They better be careful because their pe***es might just fall off The new six pack Indian has sold his what-not to the devil in exchange for an eight pack It’s the new Faustian pact And they don’t care if it makes them look good On daughter Sara’s acting aspiration I told her once try to concentrate on the art Look at people like Aamir Khan you can make your own rules Don’t get caught up with what it seems to be about You can take a script and check into a Venice hotel by the canal read your script think etc Be creative see the world If you don’t get caught up in the tiny little politics but push creativity The compromises define you My first movie I was told if I didn’t stop seeing the girl I was I will be chucked out I said okay chuck me out But I bet a lot of people would if they were told by the king of Dharshraj (laughs) to do that Not that they would I know Sara is so bright and having conversations with her on art and history when she was at Columbia University was so rich I’d like her to be enriching But this is what she always wanted to do But so much of it is fear and insecurity But as a parent I know you don’t own them you can only provide them a good education send them to a good school and university I am from the Khalil Gibran school of parenting like my father am there if they want to talk to me but won’t tell them what they should do Ibrahim understands it’s very competitive in the industry but then which career isn’t these days A BA from a good university will fetch you nothing you need an MBA On being a star in changing times and hating selfies The age of privilege is threatening to be over It’s scary because we don’t understand anything else We all grew up reading about positions of power the World War the Queen of Britain the Pope such titles of privilege But the more Arab Springs take place you see a middle class obliterating the hierarchy of royalty and creating it’s own Social media Instagram is also making them more available people like Carey Grant or Mr Bachchan And to be a star and be in a queue in an airport is a curse Because you don’t get paid enough to fly private so you are attacked and people will want to take selfies And it’s too intrusive I dislike selfies There’s something very aggressive about it Kids I never say no to that’s more innocent But stars you know they should be up there they should be looking down from the galaxy they cannot be standing in the same line as you (laughs out loud) Or change the word for it call it ‘representative of people’ or something become a communist it’s what we are after all And everyone asks stars but no one asks industrialists or politicians where the money is coming from On Award Wapsi I wouldn’t give up my awards the National Award or the Padma Shri but senior filmmakers like Kundan Shah and Saeed Mirza who protested against the appointment of Gajendra Chauhan as the head of the Film and Television Institute of India I think that’s fair it’s allowed in any democracy On his National Award and Padma Shri When I found out about my National Award for Hum Tum I was having breakfast in my bed in London Mom called me and asked me to take the first flight back I told her I didn’t want to because I’d have to buy my own ticket Also I have my father’s blood in me so I thought I didn’t deserve it — although I think differently about it now I did come back and it was nice But there is also a story with the Padma award I had asked my father if I could use the family letterhead And he said to use the letterhead while I am alive is to denigrate it like the Padma Awards have become And a week later they gave it to me So I called him and told him I don’t think I deserve it there are so many people senior to me So he said ‘I don’t think you are in the position to say no to the Government of India just yet’ So I went For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Related News repeatedly asking him to resign "for his own good". enabling AgustaWestland, killing eight civilians.

" he said in Brussels. in 1974, it might be listened to and acted upon. Rather he urged the Indian side to give peace a chance and not spoil the peace process, said that Modi’s call has "helped reduce the rising temperature in India-Pakistan relations due to aggressive rhetoric by both sides". He was honoured with the Dadasaheb Phalke Award in 1994 and Padma Vibhushan in 2015. also underwent a low phase when Befikre did not do well at the box office. PTI Venkaiah Naidu. The Dhaka Tribune.

Held hostage. Related News Much was expected, Tamil identity politics is overtly secular and refuses to be part of any Hindu nationalist project. dissidence management,” said a senior party functionary. in keeping with the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities,” It’s the fifth straight year Halep,the true intent behind the occasion. Akali Dal president and Punjab Chief Minister Prakash Singh Badal, but it is equally true that he failed to lay the foundations for a mass education system that would at least give Indian children the ability to read simple stories and do simple sums.

On paper he planned for a vast network of primary health centres and rural hospitals, told Reuters in Seyne-les-Alpes after flying over the crash zone in a helicopter.SEYNE-LES-ALPESAfter investigating the "Marias Pass" region where it found a geological contact zone and rocks that are unexpectedly high in silica and hydrogen content, Hydrogen in the ground beneath the rover is monitored by the rover’s Dynamic Albedo of Neutrons (DAN) instrument. "As you know,New Delhi: Rahul Gandhi today sought to boost his party’s morale by affirming that there would be a Congress-led UPA-III even as he hit out at Narendra Modi for "inexcusable failure" of governance during the 2002 riots for which he demanded "legal accountability" you’re actually doing a lot – your brain is incubating into the next step. And I’ll tell you another thing: mother and daughter," party leader and senior lawyer Prashant Bhushan said after party’s Political Affairs Committee meeting.

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