Thursday, 7 July, 2022
TopicAkshay Kumar

Topic: Akshay Kumar

Prithviraj Chauhan was a great Hindu ruler, but was he India’s last? Historians answer

Akshay Kumar’s film claims Samrat Prithviraj was India’s last Hindu king. But where does that leave Krishnadevaraya, Shivaji and Hemu?

Tax cuts, nationalism and Amit Shah’s blessings aren’t saving Akshay’s Samrat Prithviraj

As Samrat Prithviraj moves to the brink of abject failure, Southern films like Major and Vikram see massive uptick in viewership.

A one-time watch, Anees Bazmi’s Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2 suffers under shadow of Akshay’s original

While Kartik Aryan gives it his best shot, the film solely rides on Tabu, who slays as Manjulika.

Akshay Kumar cuts ties with Vimal Elaichi amid backlash, pledges fee to ‘worthy cause’

Announcing his decision to step down as brand ambassador of Vimal pan masala, actor Akshay Kumar said he has not and will not "endorse tobacco".

Atrangi Re not a typical Bollywood Tanu Weds Manu love triangle. It’s a fun surprise

The way Atrangi Re looks at the repercussions of living in a conflicted atmosphere, and the consequences of violence, deserves special mention.

Farmer union protests against Akshay Kumar’s Sooryavanshi for 3rd day, wants film banned

Akshay Kumar, born in Amritsar, has been at receiving end of anger from some farmers since he tweeted in favour of ‘India against propaganda’ campaign amid farmers’ protest.

From Xenophobia to lazy comedy — Sooryavanshi sums up issues with Bollywood’s police films

The Rohit Shetty film starring Akshay Kumar and Katrina Kaif underpins its moral centre on the phrase — “an eye for an eye makes the whole world blind”.

‘India against propaganda’, say Akshay Kumar, Karan Johar over Rihanna, Greta Thunberg tweets

Akshay Kumar, Karan Johar, Ajay Devgn and Suniel Shetty said Wednesday that citizens should focus on the government's efforts to resolve the farmers' crisis, and not on 'half-truths.'

Yogi Adityanath bonds with businesses, Bollywood in Mumbai to attract investment to UP

UP govt statement says improvement in ‘ease of doing business’ in state was appreciated by business leaders. Yogi met several corporate leaders, including those from Tata Sons and L&T.

Don’t look at everyone in Bollywood industry with same lens, says actor Akshay Kumar

Actor Akshay Kumar said that a drug issue exists in Bollywood but one shouldn't assume that every person in the profession is part of the problem in almost a four-minute long video on Twitter.

On Camera

YourTurn

Mahendra Singh Dhoni sporting an Army insignia on his glove during the India-South Africa

MS Dhoni is the rainbow of Indian cricket, a cult figure who inspires youth across nation

Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s honest self-assessment always put the interests of Indian cricket ahead of any desire to build a ‘legacy’ for himself.
Illustration by Soham Sen

Keep calm and carry on: Unlike wheat, rice isn’t hot yet

The world is worried that India might restrict exports of rice after wheat, pushing prices higher and worsening global food security.

Defence

Nepali Gorkhas to be recruited in Indian Army through Agnipath scheme, here is how

Similar to terms for Indian soldiers, the Nepalis would be inducted for 4 years, after which only 25 per cent would be retained.

Moral, political & ideological questions on Maharashtra: 1st is simplest to answer, 3rd trickiest

What is Shiv Sena’s ideology? We might say it’s been a convenient mix of extreme ethnic chauvinism & unforgiving Hindutva. Within the second, the party retained space to manoeuvre.
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