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Weekly airport style: Priyanka Chopra, Kareena Kapoor Khan, Ranveer Singh, Sonam Kapoor, Ranbir Kapoor give us some serious winter fashion goals!

Weekly airport style: Priyanka Chopra, Kareena Kapoor Khan, Ranveer Singh, Sonam Kapoor, Ranbir Kapoor give us some serious winter fashion goals!
The nippy weather just got a modern update from the fashionable Bollywood brigade comprising Priyanka Chopra, Kareena Kapoor Khan, Ranveer Singh, Sonam Kapoor, Ranbir Kapoor along with Kriti Sanon, Shraddha Kapoor, Diana Penty and Jacqueline Fernandez. This winter, less is more and doing it with a whiff of confidence and a dash of panache, theseRead More

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'PadMan': Muruganantham, the Coimbatore innovator whose life is now a Bollywood film

CinemaWhile Kollywood missed out on making a film about this man who made cost-effective sanitary napkins, Bollywood has grabbed the opportunity.Tnm Staff Muruganantham_Padman.jpgThe trailer for Akshay Kumar's PadMan based on the inspiring life of Arunachalam Muruganantham, an innovator obsessed with the idea of creating cost-effective sanitary pads, is out and has garnered over 20 million views to date. The film also stars Radhika Apte and Sonam Kapoor. In a country where menstruation is still spoken of as a shameful secret, PadMan follows the extraordinary journey of a Coimbatore school drop-out who made it his life's mission to provide low-cost sanitary napkins to poor women across rural India. Superman, Batman and Deadpool are going to have to share their limelight with him come January 2018. Though Muruganantham is from Tamil Nadu, PadMan will be set in Madhya Pradesh. The Tamil film industry has missed the bus and Bollywood has eagerly grabbed the opportunity. The unconventional subject can be attributed to the fact that the idea was pushed by Twinkle Khanna. The film has been conceptualised by Twinkle and will be the first production that’s going to roll out of her newly launched production house, ‘Mrs Funnybones Movies’. Muruganantham, also known as ‘India’s Menstrual Man’, has already been widely documented and reported about by both the Indian and international media. Twinkle herself has based the story ‘The Sanitary Man from a Sacred Land’ in her new book The Legend of Lakshmi Prasad on this Padma Shri winner. Well, why wouldn’t the amazing journey of a school drop-out who now lectures at Harvard, besides IITs and IIMs back home, make for an engaging film? The guy is now rubbing shoulders with Bill Gates and James Cameron no less. Image courtesy: Facebook/Muruganantham with Bill Gates Image courtesy: Facebook/Muruganantham with James Cameron and wife Here are some interesting facts from Muruganantham’s life: Muruganantham wanted to provide a clean, low-cost sanitary pad for his wife after discovering that she used dirty unhygienic rags He experimented by making pads out of cotton, which did not work He used his experiments on his wife and sisters to check if his indigenous pads were effective but they refused to continue using them after a few trials Muruganantham approached female medical students to try out his product, but they were shy and refused He then decided to wear the sanitary pad himself Muruganantham went around with a pad in his underwear and a bottle filled with animal blood, which would squeeze out the blood on to the pad at regular intervals His neighbours started calling him a ‘pervert’ and his wife decided to leave him hoping it would bring him back to his senses, and even served him a divorce notice After 2 years of research and findings, Muruganantham figured out how to procure the exact material he needed and the process to manufacture a good quality sanitary pad at home Muruganantham’s low-cost sanitary pad making machines are now sold across India and are even being procured internationally In 2014 Time magazine featured him as one of the 100 Most Influential People in the world Watch Muruganantham's Ted Talk in Bengaluru here: This article was first published on The Quint. Read the original article here. Enanble Notification: NoTNM Marquee: No
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Akshay Kumar’s PadMan trailer is here!

Known for taking films with strong social messages (Gabbar is Back, Toilet – Ek Prem Katha) Akshay Kumar is ready with his next release PadMan which is based on a real life, true story, showcasing one man’s decision to help women find sanitary solutions in India.

PadMan is the world’s first feature film on menstrual hygiene based on the story of Time Magazine’s 100 Most Influential entrants Arunachalam Muruganantham, a rural welder from India turned incredible innovator and inventor, who was moved to provide women with access to high-quality and affordable sanitary pads 20 years ago.

PadMan is written and directed by ad-man turned film-man R Balki (Paa). It is produced by Aruna Bhatia, Mrs Funnybones Movies, Spe FIlms India, Kriarj Entertainment, Cape of Good Films and Hope Productions. It is billed as the most progressive family entertainer yet, starring international megastar Akshay Kumar who assumes the titular role of
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Sonam Kapoor channels elegance and simplicity as Rhea Kapoor in Padman

Sonam Kapoor channels elegance and simplicity as Rhea Kapoor in Padman
It certainly goes without saying that Sonam Kapoor is a bonafide fashionista. With her sister and part-time fashion stylist, Rhea Kapoor, the duo raises a stylish storm at any given opportunity. Quite rightly, Karan Johar extolled her for pioneering the fashion scene in India. Last seen in the biopic, Neerja, Sonam Kapoor will be seenRead More

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Check out: It’s a wrap for Ranbir Kapoor starrer Sanjay Dutt biopic in Cape Town

Check out: It’s a wrap for Ranbir Kapoor starrer Sanjay Dutt biopic in Cape Town
Recently, Ranbir Kapoor had headed to Cape Town to shoot some portions of Sanjay Dutt biopic. Now, it has been learned that Ranbir Kapoor has wrapped Cape Town schedule. The actor returned to Mumbai on Wednesday morning. On Tuesday, they wrapped up the film schedule and celebrated it a group picture. Everyone is seen smiling in the picture including Ranbir Kapoor and director Rajkumar Hirani. One can see them together in which Ranbir is sporting a black t-shirt with sunglasses. The film also stars Dia Mirza, Anushka Sharma, Vicky Kaushal, Sonam Kapoor amongst others. It is slated to release next year.

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Get Ready for the PadMan Trailer out tomorrow!

Fans have been asking and we even hear that his real life Twinkle Khanna has been asking when the trailer for Padman will be out! Well, now we have our answer!

Today Akshay Kumar gave fans a treat with a teaser and then announced the full trailer will be out tomorrow!

Check it!

So here's the news you've been waiting for! Watch and don't forget to Retweet to get the #PadManTrailer from Pad Man himself @PadManTheFilm @sonamakapoor @radhika_apte @mrsfunnybones @SonyPicsIndia @kriarj #RBalki pic.twitter.com/aJSeLNyUBU

Akshay Kumar (@akshaykumar) December 14, 2017

Here’s something cool if you Rt the trailer you will receive a personal message from Akshay Kumar

As you know PadMan is a superhero like no other – he’s also a little crazy!

Akshay Kumar would love to see some of your crazy antics so please post any crazy images and videos of yourselves on your social media
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Akshay Kumar Reveals Padman posters with both Sonam and Radhika!

Ahead of the launch of the much-anticipated trailer, Akshay Kumar has given fans around the world two brand new look at his upcoming film Padman which hits theaters on January 26th.

Billed as the most progressive family entertainer yet, Padman, directed by R. Balki is inspired by the life of Indian entrepreneur Arunachalam Muruganantham, who invented a low-cost sanitary pad-making machine and brought cost-effective female hygiene to India’s rural poor.

Akshay tweeted the first motion poster, which features Sonam Kapoor.

P-a-d + M-a-n = Pad Man

It's that simple Coming to you, this Republic Day, 26.01.18@PadManTheFilm @sonamakapoor @radhika_apte @mrsfunnybones @SonyPicsIndia @kriarj #RBalki #PadMan pic.twitter.com/LSZ6jmb8OA

Akshay Kumar (@akshaykumar) December 7, 2017

Then we got our first look poster of Akshay with his onscreen wife Radhika Apte

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Five Things You Didn’t Know about Sonam Kapoor

Born on June 9th, 1985, Sonam Kapoor is a successful Bollywood actress who has featured in many films. Today, she is one of the highest-paid female actresses and boasts of several awards like the National Film Awards and Filmfare. Her income and popularity landed her a spot on Forbes India’s celebrity 100 in 2012. Sonam is the daughter of Anil Kapoor, a renowned actor. She went to study theater and arts in Singapore. Facts you might not know about the star include: Kapoor’s First Job was as a Waitress The lady who has appeared on your screens many times did

Five Things You Didn’t Know about Sonam Kapoor
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Anil Kapoor and Juhi Chawla to play Sonam Kapoor’s parents in Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aisa Laga

Anil Kapoor and Juhi Chawla to play Sonam Kapoor’s parents in Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aisa Laga
An interesting addition has been made to Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aisa Laga cast that should increase the hype for this film. If reports are to be believed, Juhi Chawla will play Sonam Kapoor’s mother and Anil Kapoor’s husband in this slice of life film. This will be great news for fans of both since they have done several films like and have been great friends. Hence, one can expect electrifying chemistry between the two. Reports also say that it was not difficult for Juhi Chawla to be convinced for this role since she is very comfortable with Anil Kapoor.

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3rd Poster Of Akshay Kumar’s PadMan

On January 26th, PadMan the world’s first feature film on menstrual hygiene will release in theaters. Based on the story of Time Magazine’s 100 Most Influential entrants Arunachalam Muruganantham, a rural welder from India turned incredible innovator and inventor, who was moved to provide women with access to high-quality and affordable sanitary pads 20 years ago. Billed as the most progressive family entertainer yet, it stars Akshay Kumar (Toilet: Ek Prem Katha) who assumes the titular role of Arunachalam Muruganantham to once again showcase his commitment to social entertainers. He is joined by critically acclaimed actresses Sonam Kapoor (Neerja) and Radhika Apte (Kabali). Produced by Aruna Bhatia, Mrs Funnybones Movies, Sony Pictures Entertainment, India, Kriarj Entertainment, Cape of Good Films and Hope Productions, PadMan is written and directed by ad-man turned film-man R Balki (Paa).

Talking about the social issue aspect of the film, director R. Balki said in a recent interview,
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“I have not had box office failure since Raanjhanaa”- Sonam Kapoor

“I have not had box office failure since Raanjhanaa”- Sonam Kapoor
Sonam Kapoor brought the topic of pay disparity at ‘We The Women’ session. She said that actresses need to come together and ensure that they don’t settle for a lesser pay cheque, instead of pulling each other down. She proved her point by saying that if she refuses a film as the money offered is very less, some other actress might jump in and do the film at the same amount, since the competition is immense.

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Bollywood Star Sonam Kapoor on Making Cinema That Has ‘Something to Say’

Bollywood Star Sonam Kapoor on Making Cinema That Has ‘Something to Say’
In a Variety Studio interview at the Dubai Intl. Film Festival, Bollywood star Sonam Kapoor said it was a good time for creating art, but a “difficult” time for society.

“In India, as in the rest of the world, we are going through a period that is very tentative, politically, socially, and in every way,” she said. “Unfortunately, or fortunately, it is the best time for art because the best kind of work and the best kind of art comes out from difficult times, and that’s why we have such amazing films being made, and hopefully the trend will follow all over the world.”

She said the movies she makes are both entertaining and have “something to say.”

In 2014 Disney hit “Khoobsurat” she played a “wannabe princess.” “Not a real princess like the stereotypical princess that we all grew up with. It’s a new kind of princess who takes charge, who is the
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Hotness: Sonam Kapoor sizzles in an off-shoulder pastel gown at Iwc Gala 2017

Hotness: Sonam Kapoor sizzles in an off-shoulder pastel gown at Iwc Gala 2017
Sonam Kapoor, actress and fashionista, has always taken a step further when it comes to experimenting with fashion. The actress always brings her A- game to the red carpets. After giving princess vibes at a recent Filmfare Glamour awards ceremony, Sonam Kapoor took an elegant route at the Dubai International Film Festival 2017. The actressRead More

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Hotness: Sonam Kapoor looks bold and beautiful at Dubai International Film Festival

Hotness: Sonam Kapoor looks bold and beautiful at Dubai International Film Festival
Sonam Kapoor, actress and fashionista, has always stepped up her fashion game at various events. After giving princess vibes at a recent Filmfare Glamour awards ceremony, Sonam Kapoor took an elegant route at the Dubai International Film Festival 2017. On Wednesday evening, Sonam Kapoor wore a tube neck pearl white gown from Ashi Studio atRead More

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Variety Partners With Dubai International Film Festival for Inaugural Middle East Interview Studio

Variety, in association with the Dubai International Film Festival, has announced its first interview studio in the Middle East.

The interview-only studio will be located at the Al Naseem Hotel Madinat Jumeirah in Dubai. Interviews, all presented by the Dubai International Film Festival and Empire International, will take place during the film festival and will later appear on Variety’s website and social media accounts.

Some of the international actors and filmmakers likely to participate include Sonam Kapoor, Claes Bang, Haifaa Al Mansour, David Harbour, Hend Sabri, Olga Kurylenko, Patrick Stewart, Dee Rees, Kimberly Peirce, and Niki Caro.

“Variety is a brand that has been synonymous with entertainment all over the world for more than a century, and we are thrilled to be partnering with them at this year’s Dubai International Film Festival,” Shivani Pandya Diff managing director said. “The Variety Studio will be buzzing with activity throughout the festival, sharing the excitement
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Dubai Film Festival Opens With ‘Hostiles’; Cate Blanchett, Patrick Stewart Feted

Dubai Film Festival Opens With ‘Hostiles’; Cate Blanchett, Patrick Stewart Feted
Dubai, United Arab Emirates — The 14th Dubai Intl. Film Festival kicked off Wednesday with the Middle East premiere of U.S. director Scott Cooper’s violent Western “Hostiles” playing up its underlying theme of reconciliation and Cate Blanchett and Patrick Stewart providing some Western star power on the glitzy red carpet dominated by top Arab and Bollywood talent.

Blanchett, in fine fetter, after praising the fest for celebrating “diverse voices within the region” noted on stage that she was the opening ceremony’s first honoree: “It’s ladies first tonight, which is probably a good motto heading forward for the film industry,” she said.

Also receiving awards from Sheikh Mansoor bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the son of Dubai’s ruler, were Indian icon Irrfan Khan (“Inferno,” “Life of Pi”) who said that “cinema has given him the strength to live in times of insecurity”; revered Egyptian screenwriter Wahid Hamed, who got a standing
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PadMan Second Poster!

Billed as the most progressive film entertainer yet, PadMan is Co-produced by Twinkle Khanna’s Mrs Funnybones Movies, Hope Productions, KriArj Entertainment, and Sony Pictures Entertainment, India and written and directed by ad-man turned film-man R Balki (Paa). Akshay Kumar (Toilet: Ek Prem Katha) assumes the titular role of Arunachalam Muruganantham, a rural welder from India turned incredible innovator and inventor who invented a machine to make low-costm high-quality sanitary napkins, creating a sanitary napkin revolution in India. Muruganantham’s story has been fictionalised for its silver screen debut with PadMan, the world’s first feature film on menstrual hygiene releasing in cinemas around the world on 26th January 2018. Kumar is joined by critically acclaimed actresses Sonam Kapoor (Neerja) and Radhika Apte (Kabali).

Talking about the film, Akshay said, “PadMan is a very special film for many reasons. It is my wife’s first production from Mrs Funnybones Movies. She
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Check out: Siblings Sonam Kapoor and Harshvardhan Kapoor are now gym buddies!

Check out: Siblings Sonam Kapoor and Harshvardhan Kapoor are now gym buddies!
The Kapoor family is a big family but is known to a close-knit family. All of them have busy professional lives but they always make sure to spend time with their family. Siblings Sonam Kapoor, Rhea Kapoor and Harshavardhan Kapoor are definitely close to each other. Although Sonam Kapoor and Rhea Kapoor work closely together,Read More

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Sonam Kapoor shares a heartfelt birthday message for her Khoobsurat co-star Fawad Khan

Sonam Kapoor shares a heartfelt birthday message for her Khoobsurat co-star Fawad Khan
India was introduced to Pakistani heartthrob Fawad Khan through his TV show Zindagi Gulzar Hai. But, it was his Bollywood debut Khoobsurat with Sonam Kapoor that made him a fan favourite as well. Since then, the actor went on to star in Karan Johar’s production Kapoor and Sons. Although due to the political climate, FawadRead More

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Akshay Kumar Kicks Off 2018 with PadMan

Superstar Akshay Kumar is a new kind of hero in the first must-see film of 2018, Padman, releasing in worldwide on January 26th. The brand new poster has premiered for this important new film from writer/director R. Balki which also stars Sonam Kapoor and Radhika Apte, and is produced by Twinkle Khanna.

Padman is inspired by the life of Indian entrepreneur Arunachalam Muruganantham, who invented a low-cost sanitary pad-making machine and brought cost-effective female hygiene to India’s rural poor.

Talking about the film with such a strong social message Akshay said in a recent interview, “If you change nothing, nothing will change!! It’s not about being bold, but about breaking taboos that hold us back … it is about education. I have lived with women all my life, yet I have learnt more making this film than I’ve ever known even after being surrounded by women in my own family.
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