Hollywood actor Jada Pinkett Smith recently attended a concert of the legendary Sufi musician Abida Parveen and fell all over again in love with the maestro, describing her as her spiritual mother. The 65-year-old Pakistani singer-composer Parveen is also one of the highest paid artists in the country. She has been called the ‘Queen of Sufi Music’.
Actress Meera Mitun accused actor and Bigg boss host Kamal Haasan of having her replaced with his daughter Akshara Haasan in Arun Vijay's 'Agni Siragugal'. She called it nepotism and double standards from director Naveen's part. Director Naveen clarified the issue saying that Akshara replaced Shalini Pandey in the film and Meera Mitun was not considered
65-year-old style activist Judith Rizzio helps older women realize the power of fashion to transform and realize their own power, through her business, Out of Our Closet. She cleans out women's closets and teaches them budget shopping, offers her consulting pro bono, as well as in exchange for goods and services, like photography, artwork, or a meal.
Actress Taapsee Pannu has said her renumeration has 'skyrocketed in the last two years,'. However, she added that it is still nowhere near what her male counterparts get. Taapsee said also that she is not in a rush to earn all the money in one go and she 'won't let a film suffer because of her remuneration.' Her upcoming film is Saand Ki Aankh.
Bhanurekha Ganesan, better known as Rekha, turns 65 today. Though she is often known as a loner, she has an unmatchable talent and a very strong personality. It was her strong stand that has owned her a firm position in an intensely misogynistic and patriarchal world of cinemas. Her life has seen many challenges and she stands tall amongst all.
The Sky is Pink directed by Shonali Bose and starring Priyanka Chopra, Farhan Akhtar, Zaira Wasim and Rohit Saraf has received rave reviews. It is the story of a family that never gives up despite all odds and the love story of a couple that traverses decades and continents told through the lens of their sassy, sardonic and spunky teenage daughter.