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Flix News: Urmila Matondkar On Nepotism Debate, Javed Akhtar On Drugs In Bollywood

BP World Bureau | Sep 18 2020 11:18:50 AM
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MUMBAI: Bollywood actress Urmila Matondkar joined the nepotism debate saying that she faced hardship. She came into Bollywood around the same time with star kids like Pooja Bhatt, Karisma Kapoor, Raveena Tandon, and Kajol. She was written off by directors and producers citing her personality and body language despite starring in a hit film. 

She added that more than members of Bollywood, she was discriminated against by the Indian media for not being an insider. 

Filmmaker Ram Gopal Varma expressed his support for Urmila after she was referred to as a 'soft porn star' by Kangana Ranaut. 

He said that Urmila is a versatile actress and has done more variety of roles in his films. 

Read: Support Pours In For Urmila Matondkar After 'Soft Porn Star' Tag By Kangana 

Veteran lyricist Javed Akhtar spoke up about the recent allegations of drug abuse in Bollywood. He said that drug abuse is malice in Indian society but it should not be limited to Bollywood. 

He has never seen people use drugs in Bollywood but he has heard of it. Before Akhtar actress, Jaya Bachchan slammed her colleagues for generalising and vilifying the Bollywood industry. 

Nawaz's other brother Shamsuddin Siddiqui anticipatory bail plea has been rejected in the molestation of Aaliya Siddiqui. She filed for divorce from him earlier this year. 

She filed an FIR against Shama Siddiqui for stalking her, molesting and using abusive language in Nawaz's absence. 

National Award-winning actress Rajeshwari Sachdev has tested positive for COVID-19, entering the long list of celebrities who tested positive including SS Rajamouli, Amitabh Bachchan, Genelia D'Souza, etc. 

Actor Rajinikanth recording a wish for a speedy recovery for one of his fans who is suffering from COVID-19. 

American singer and actress Janelle Monae remembered the late actor Chadwick Boseman who died due to cancer this year. She said that she will remember all the important moments they have had together. 

Read: 'Black Panther' Star Chadwick Boseman Dies, Celebrity Tribute Pours In 

 John David Washington described Boseman as a warm and welcoming actor. 

His 'Tenet' co-star Robert Pattinson will be returning to the sets of 'Batman.' He had tested positive for COVID-19 earlier. 

Comedian Chris Rock weighed in on Jimmy Fallon blackface controversy where the latter imitated him on a Saturday Night Live sketch. Rock said that it was not Fallon's intention to hurt him and that they are good friends. But he also understands the outrage against it. He added that blackface is not and never cool. 

Canadian actor Tatiana Maslany will play the role of She-Hulk in Disney+’s Marvel Cinematic Universe TV series. This will be the first of many women-led contents by Marvel.