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Nirma ad lands Akshay Kumar in trouble for ‘mocking’ Marathas, police complaint lodged

The complaint filed with Mumbai Police says the advertisement 'maligns Maharashtrian culture'.
A still from Good Newwz, Kareena Kapoor | YouTube

Elitist and insipid — Akshay-Kareena’s Good Newwz can easily be given a miss

Good Newwz review: Recycled humour and a lost plot make for a snoozefest with mixed messages about parenthood and pregnancy.
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Akshay Kumar seeks Indian passport, says Canada citizenship was ‘plan B’ after 14 flops

Speaking at ‘Hindustan Times Leadership Summit’ Friday, Akshay Kumar, 52, said he never thought he needed a document to prove his ‘Indian-ness’.
Howdy Modi

It’s time for India to adopt dual citizenship

It is India’s loss to let go of the talented and the wealthy just because it has rigid ideas of nationalism and citizenship.
Actor Akshay Kumar in a teaser trailer for his film Pad Man. | YouTube screengrab

When a Modi minister refused to hold a pad, Akshay Kumar learned a life lesson

Participating in a panel discussion at a book launch, Akshay Kumar didn’t name the minister but said menstrual hygiene fell under his ambit.
P.V. Sindhu during her quarter-final women's singles match against Chinese Taipei's Tai Tzu Ying during 2019 Badminton World Championships | ANI

A PV Sindhu biopic now would be unwise, Akshay Kumar should wait

Apart from the concern that Akshay Kumar will emerge the star of P.V. Sindhu's story in her speculated biopic, there is fear a film now would be one too soon.
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Women and bangles for Aaditya Thackeray, Shatrughan Sinha’s Akshay Kumar moment

The most politically correct and incorrect tweets of the day from across the political spectrum.

Mission Mangal launches well but goes out of orbit

The feel-good underdog tale will suit Independence Day audiences looking for patriotic josh, but crowd-pleasing tactics & lack of subtlety derail this mission.

Women scientists fulfil Mission Mangal but Akshay Kumar can’t see beyond sindoor and make-up

Mission Mangal’s poem has Bollywood placing scientist women in roles of good Hindu wives and daughters. The core competency is an add-on.

Mission Mangal poster: Does Bollywood need an Akshay Kumar to sell women’s success stories?

Mission Mangal, which will be releasing on 15 August, is based on the real-life story of ISRO scientists who spearheaded India’s first interplanetary expedition to Mars.

On Camera

Amit Shah raises Shaheen Bagh in Delhi election: BJP’s desperation or trump card?

As pre-poll surveys show a clear edge for Arvind Kejriwal’s AAP, BJP is pitching Shaheen Bagh as a campaign issue in the Delhi assembly election.

Defence

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Role Adnan Sami’s father played for Pakistan in 1965 that has landed his Padma Shri in row

Adnan Sami's father, Flight Lieutenant Arshad Sami Khan, was part of the raid by Pakistan Air Force that destroyed Patahnkot air base during 1965 war.

The world has a message for Modi: Brand India is severely damaged

India’s image — and by extension Modi’s — has been damaged by a combination of identity politics and economic decline. But the world isn’t writing us off, not yet.