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Had Tom been alive he would have been of 68 years by now ! Heartfelt Tributes

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Tom Alter was one of the best and most celebrated actors’ of Bollywood having outstandingly acted in multifarious roles during his career spanning more than four decades in over 350 films.

A versatile actor, par excellence, born on 22nd June 1950 in Mussourie, Garhwal, Uttarakhand, today is Tom Alter’s 68th Birth Anniversary. Had Tom been Alive today he would have been 68 years old. Left for his eternal home just last year on 27th September 2017 having uncurable skin cancer in Mumbai, leaving his huge fan following in anguish, Tom was an exceptional actor having tremendous knowlege of Urdu, hindi and english apart from Garhwali.

It really sounds different and surprising that a man born to the english parents though in India, having the American past, is so extraordinarily well versed in Urdu, Hindi and even a local Garhwali dialect apart from English which was his DNA Tom considered himself to be an Indian than an individual with an English or American background.

An actor par excellence having been highly influenced and inspired by the then Super Star of the seventies after having watched his super duper hit film thrice or five times Tom Alter who usually watched English Hollywood movies, finally gave up teaching at the age of 19 and left for Pune to seek addmission in prestigious FTII where he studied acting under his teacher one Mr. Taneja alongwith Nasruddin Shah, Benjamin Gilani etc and got his first role in Bollywood silver screen in 1972 never to look back again.

A die hard fan of the legendary super star Tom Alter’s grand parents were missioneries who came to Lahore in 1920 from Ohio, US and after partition in 1947, while his grand parents stayed back in Pakistan, his parents migrated to India.

Tom’s father who was highly academic taught English and literateur at Allahabad after first settling at Saharanpur and then at Rajpur Road Dehradun.

At the age of mere 19 his father arranged a job of a teacher for Tom in Jagadhari, Yamuna Nagar, Haryana where he taught English at St Mary school.

He was born in Mussourie where he studied till higher secondary and went to one of the best American universities YALE for higher studies.

But destiny had something else stored for him in India and he came back to Mussourie just after a year to join as a teacher in Jagadhiri, Haryana which opened doors of his Bollywood entry, after he watched ARADHANA THRICE having been highly influenced by KAKA’S outstanding histrionics.

As a Kaka fan himself Tom Alter has worked with the Superstar in 3 films NAUKRI 1978; KUDRAT 1981 & JAANWAR 1983 … A die-hard Rajesh Khanna fan,Tom said in a interview-“The first morning of the shoot of Naukri, in Bangalore, I have been told to report in the lobby of the Ashoka Hotel by 9 in the morning. I was there by 8:45. I stood at the entrance, looking out on the gardens.” Rajesh Khanna descended the stairs,& walked up to me, crinkled his eyes,& said “Mujhe Rajesh Khanna kahte hain.” I went with him in the car to the park which was our location, & at lunch time I took my food into a corner under a tree,He came up to me & asked “Tum film on mein kyon aaye?”…The answer came from my heart – “Aap ki wajah se”..As simple as that, as true as that.!!!!!!!!

In the interview Tom shared how he used to come all the way from Mussoorie to catch up with first day first show of RK films at Regal Cinema in Connaught Place. “We saw Anand, Dushman and Amar Prem by buying tickets in black for the first day first show,” he laughs ..“After I had watched Aradhana several times I decided to get into films. It was the era of Rajesh Khanna. I decided that I wanted to be a part of this magical world of Hindi films and got admitted in FTII & graduated in 1974.” “I still dream of being Rajesh Khanna. For me, no film in Hindi cinema comes close to Anand. In the early 1970s, He was the only hero — romantic to the core, not larger than life, so Indian and real — He was my hero; the reason I came into films and He still is.” Tom concluded

A famous cricketeer during his school days in Mussourie, Tom never had the slightest of an idea that he would ever be an actor par excellence in the future and that too of Hindi silver screen having no interest whatsoever, to watch hindi movies, earlier. He was the first person to have interviewed cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar at a mere age of 16 when he made his first debut century.

Tom’s parents were extremely God fearing who’d established an Ashram at Rajpura Road to help the poor, under privileged and the needy. His entire family including his mother, father , uncle, grandfather were missioneries and served the church but were great secularists as was Tom. Even his elder brother became father in a Church at the age of 70 but Tom Alter was an exception who had special penchant for acting after having been overtly influenced by the histrionics of the super star of the seventies Rajesh Khanna aka KAKA.

Considering himself to be the most luckiest man to have born and lived in the heaven on earth Mussourie Tom Alter initially got the roles of the Englishman in Hindi films due to his fair colour and personality but later on did all kinds of roles.

Senior to the most popular actor Nasirruddin Shah in FTII Pune, Tom Alter played the unique role of Dr. Abdul Kalam in a Rajya Sabha TV serial and the roles of Gandhi, Nehru, Sahil ludhianvi, n other prominent freedom fighters etc in number of popular theatre plays.

A multifaceted and multi dimensional legendary icon Tom spoke Urdu with such a great fluency and precision that no other actor in Bollywood would have such a perfection. Having acted in over 350 films and scores of pivotal roles in Indian theatre in such a short span of four and a half decades as compared to other actors Tom Alter was a real asset for the Indian Film Industry.

His passing away from our midst at such normal age of merely 67 years when he still looked so young, energetic and enthusiatic towards acting his untimely loss will be felt forever not only in the film fraternity but also in the entire Indian fraternity amongst the billions of his fans who loved and adored him so infinitely and beyond limits. good bye Tom. Your creative acting and humanism will guide your unlimited fans forever. AMEN.

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  1. Niharika Ghia

    June 22, 2018 at 5:48 PM

    Actor par excellence . He is much missed indeed. Very nice and interesting writeup Sir

    • Sunil Negi

      June 23, 2018 at 11:08 AM

      Thanks n grateful

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ALVIDA NEERAJ JI. A HUGE VACCUM IN THE LITERARY AND POETIC WORLD!

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The nation has today lost a renowned literateur, eminent and towering poet Gopal Das Neeraj who was honoured with coveted and most prestigious awards of the country viz. Padmabhushan and Padmashree and who carried behind him a vast fan following amongst the educated and the intellectual classes of the nation.

Neeraj breathed his last today at the AIIMS, New Delhi at 7.30 PM. He was addmitted to AIIMS on Wednesday evening after his condition deteriorated in a private hospital in Agra called Lotus Hospital.

He was suffering from the bacterial and fungal infection revealed his medical reports.

A highly reverred and extremely popular poet of the country who’d also scripted songs for several Bollywood movies Gopal Das Neeraj was born on 4th January 1925 in Agra, Uttar Pradesh during the British rule.

Hailing primarily from village Purawali in Ettawa his surname was Saxena. His father Brij Kishore Saxena passed away when Neeraj was just 6 years old.

Having been brought up in extreme poverty Gopal Das Neeraj passed his high school securing a good first division and later on served as a typist in a local court followed by another job in a shop at a picture hall and finally arrived at Delhi to serve in a municipal office as a typist.

After leaving the job here, he again served as a clerk in Kanpur and thereafter as typist at the office of Balkatt brothers.

In 1953 he completed his post graduation in Hindi securing a good first division. He thereafter served as a Hindi lecturer in Meerut college from where he was reprimanded and shunted out for regularly missing classes and having been involved in a romance with a girl.

Thereafter Neeraj shifted to Aligarh on permanent basis and got a job of a Hindi lecturer in Dharm Samaj college. He started his career as a poet from Aligarh where he used to participate in various Kavi Sammelans and Mushaaiyraas.

Neeraj thereafter became quite famous and was being continuously invited in prestigious poet conferences at an all India level inaugurated by distinguished political personalities and renowned dignitories.

His name and fame as a renowned poet spread nationally. He was invited by film producers and directors from Mumbai to write lyrics for various new films.

Neeraj could’nt afford to miss this golden opportunity and he shifted to Mumbai. He scripted songs for several popular films like Mera Naam Joker, Prem Pujari, Sharmeeli etc which were super duper hits.

As a result in 2017 he was felicitated with prestigious Padma Bhushan and many other coveted awards. However, Neeraj could’nt confine himself more in the Bollywood industry and came back to Aligarh participating thereafter in various national and international poetry conferences very often.

He was addicted to whisky and smoking. At the age of 88 Gopal Das Neeraj finally baded Good Bye to this world on 19th July 2018 creating a massive and huge vaccum in the literary and poetic world. ALVIDA NIRAJJI.

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Zindagi ke safar mein guzar jaate hain jo mukaam, vo phir nahi aate! Today is Kaka’s 6th death anniversary

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Today is the sixth death anniversary of an original super star of India film industry, Bollywood, Rajesh Khanna aka Kakaji, a superstar par excellence, an actor incomparable, an outstanding phenomena, a king of histrionics and a large hearted decent human being who on this day left for his eternal home leaving his billions of followers and fans in grief.

Rajesh Khanna the acting and style legend is earnestly born once in a century who leave his indelible mark on everybody’s mind and heart for years and years to come.

Though Kaka is not with us physically today but his super duper hit films, his mesmerising acting, stylish appearence and songs still entertain crores of his fans worldwide.

As Sachin Tendulkar is a God of Indian cricket so is Kaka is to his fans around the globe.

Born in Amritsar and adopted by the near relative Kaka hailed from a business family who outstandingly qualified himself in first position amongst the 10000 competetors in an artist talent hunt competetion in Mumbai during the seventies, never to look back thereafter.

Starting as a debut hero from Akhiri Khat or Akhiri Rasta, am not pretty sure, handsome with an outstanding God gifted personality originally Jatin Khanna, Kaka gave 15 super duper hits in a row from 1969 to 1974 followed by his other movies establishing a record of sorts in the Mumbai film industry.

He in all acted in about 225 films and was such a popular hero of his time that college girls used to kiss his ampala car in abundance, marry him in dreams n real life and wrote letters with their own blood.

Some of his movies like Amar Prem, Hathi Mere Sathi, Amar Prem, Anand, Safar, Avishkar, Kati Patang, Aan Milo Sajna, Dushman, Aap Ki Kasam, Roti, Prem Kahani etc etc impressed his fans tremendously thus leaving an impressive mark on their minds and hearts.

After Anand and Namak Haram Kaka’s downslide started coming with a ferocious speed.

He joined active politics on the personal request of the then prime minister Rajiv Gandhi and became the member of parliament from New Delhi, first having been defeated by the BJP stalwart L. K. Advani by merely 15000 votes and then winning against actor Shatrughan Sinha with a handsome margin from New Delhi.

Kaka dated two actresses during his life time, one Anju Mahendru before marriage and Tina Munim after marriage with whom he also acted in ALAG ALAG, his home production.

Though Kaka led a magnificient life of a super star during his hey days but was a lonely man at the last lap of his life shuttling between Delhi’s Sarvpriya Vihar residence and Ashirvaad in Mumbai.

He had special liking for ASHIRVAD, his magnificient bunglow facing the sea at Carter Road. His fans used to wait for a single glimpse of his, outside his house in Mumbai for hours together, such was his towering aura and ambience and when the girls used to see his Ampala they kissed it thinking that they have kissed the super star.

Kaka was a great fan of Rajiv Gandhi and Rajiv was his, which very few people know.

He purchased Ashirvaad Bunglow from the veteran actor Rajendra Kumar, then famous as jubilee kumar as his every film used to be a hit then.

Kaka signed Hathi Mere Sathi and asked the South Indian producer to give him an advance payment. He received Rs. five lakhs then as an advance payment which he gave to Rajendra Kumar for Ashirvaad which was then named as Dimple.

Rajendra kumar considered this house as inauspicious as his down fall started from here while for Kaka, Ashirvaad was too lucky.

Kakaji developed strained relations with Dimple Kapadia as he was against her working in films which she objected to.

Though Dimple Kapadia served Kaka during his last days while he was ill, Kaka named his will of property and entire wealth in the name of her both the daughters Twinkle and Rinki with not a single pie to Dimple, his legally wedded life.

Kaka was highly desirous and it was his long cherished dream to make ASHIRVAAD his museum but fate has something else stored for the future. Since the last controvertial women who lived with Kaka during the last leg of his life Anita Gidwani had claimed a part of the Ashirvaad for having been with the star in his thick and thin, Akshay Kumar and Dimple sold the house to the builders to keep themselves free from the impending controversy n dispute.

Kaka, might definitely been weeping in heaven for his Bangalows destruction which he wanted to be his museum.

My heartfelt rich tributes to this towering superstar of his time with the pray to God that his pious soul rests in peace for ever.

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Every third family in Uttarakhand has a jawan in Indian Army says Genl. V. K. Singh! Salutes to them

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The regional film industry of Uttarakhand has witnessed an upward swing in terms of production of quality big screen movies during the last five years or say a decade. It’s not that big screen multi coloured films were not produced in Uttarakhand in the past decades.

They were infact produced but unfortunately except the negligible few like Gar Jawain and Kauthig no fims could make their presence felt on a mass scale. However these films too were not the box office hit or block bustre but to an extent they did made their sizeable presence felt. But in the last five years some good and professional producers having indepth knowledge of films have definitely made a dashing and dynamic entry in Uttarakhand film industry, particularly in Garhwali cinema.

The producer of Mumbai based Snowy Mountain production movie in Garhwali SUBHERU GHAM in fact made a special significance in the UK film industry enticing massive audience in entire Uttarakhand and even in Delhi and Mumbai including at NCR Gurgaon thus covering a major part of the budget incurred in the making of this movie. It was for the first time ever that SUBHERU GHAM got the entry in the Canada Film Festival and awarded the best regional feature film felicitation which is indeed a great international recognition.

Made with a staggering budget of more than 90 lakhs and shot in the best locations of Uttarakhand Subheru Gham was the super duper hit comprising of quality cinematography, scenic beauty, best dialogue delivery, carrying a unique social message, outstanding performance of the actors and one of the best lyrics, songs and music of Uttarakhand Samrat n singing legend Narendra Singh Negi. Two three more films arrived thereafter, one being Bhule e Bhuli directed by a professional director Mr. Khanna who is unfortunately no more with us.

But the film could not make much impression in the minds of the audience or regional film lovers. As a sequel to these regional Uttarakhandi movies in Garhwali dialect a new multi starrer film MAJOR NIRALA is in the offing and is likely to bereleased in the moth of June in Uttarakhand and several metropolises of the country where the Uttarakhandies live in abundance. Based on the story, script and lyrics of the former chief minister of Uttarakhand Dr. Ramesh Pokhariyal Nishank, this movie has been produced by his classical dancer daughter Aarushi Pokhariyal, Nishank.

The movie is primarily Army centric based on the life, commitment, dedication and struggle of a FAUZI who sacrifices his family interests, comforts of life and his duty as a beloved father of his children and a duty bound husband but posseses a relentless devotion to serve his mother land. The film made with a budget of nearly one crore as per the unauthentic news from sources, would be dubbed in 8 different languages in the near future and screened in variius states of the country including abroad where Uttarakhandies live in majority.

The promo of the film was released today in New Delhi in the presence ofseveral important dignitories such as the present state minister of External Affairs Genl. V. K. Singh, MP and Delhi BJP president and prominent singer Manoj Tiwari, eminent journalist and literateur Ram Bahadur Rai and Dr. Ramesh Pokhariyal Nishank. The entire star cast of the film was present on this ocassion. The movie Major Nirala has been directed by Ganesh Veeran and the lead role of the hero as Major Nirala was enacted by Rajesh Malgudi. Prominent actors of Uttarakhandi origin but extremely popular in Bollywood viz. Himani Shiv Puri and Hemant Pandey are also acting in this film. Ut is for the first time that eminent Bollywood singer Kailash Kher has sung the main song of the movie in Garhwali.

The promo release function was organised in Natiinal Museum auditorium and was aytended by good number of theatre artists, film personalities, Delhites, journalists and peoole from uttarakhand as well. Dr. Ramesh Pokhariyal Nishank said that the main objective of making this regional Garhwali is not to earn monetary profit but to highlight the culture of Uttarakhand and the selfless contribution of the FAUZIES who sacrifice their everything even family interests but due for the coubtry during wars.

The union state minister of external affairs lauded the contribution of our selfless army men in the service of the nation particularly the fauzies of uttarakhand and said that the film Major Nirala will contribute tremendously in boosting the morale of our Army personels nationally and will also help in generating tourism globally as the movie depicts the outstanding serene beauty of Uttarakhand which is non existent anywhere in the country. He praised the Uttarakhandi army personels for their unstinted bravery, impeccable integrity, patriotism and dedication for the nation and said that the country feels proud of them as there is one Fauzi in india Army from every third family of Uttarakhand.

SUNIL NEGI, PRESIDENT, UTTARAKHAND JOURNALISTS FORUM

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Bollywood’s sister Bebo & Lolo spend some quality time together in Delhi

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NewDelhi,28 April: B’Town sisters Kareena Kapoor Khan and Karishma Kapoor  have spent some quality time together in Delhi and his latest picture give us major sister goals.

The Kapoor sisters are seen relaxing on the couch to after their busy day on Friday and possed for Fun.

Karisma shared picture of both on  her social networking sites where the duo sister can be seen flaunting their swag.

She captioned her post, “When your sister and you are working in the same city on the same day! #gangstagirls #delhi.”

When ur sister and you are working in the same city on the same day ! 😎🔛 #gangstagirls#delhi

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Bebo darling is wearing sunny yellow kurta whie Lolo is wearing her usual comfy blackT-shirt and jeans.

Recently Bebo has been in buzz for upcoming movie ‘Veere Di Wedding’ with co-actress Swara Bhaskar, Sonam kapoor and Shikha Talsania.

Shashanka Ghosh directorial Veere Di Wedding is releasing onJune 1.

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OMG! Bollywood’s coolest dad Sahid kapoor announce their second baby

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Mumbai, April 21: Bollywood actor Shahid Kapoor and his darling wifie Mira Rajput will be embracing parenthood for the second time.

The couple took cutest way to announce his wife pregnancy with an Instagram pic of their first baby girl Misha pose beside a art of balloons announcing that she become ‘Big Sister’ sooner.

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Dashing duo, who have a 12-year age gap, tied the knot in New Delhi on July 7, 2015. They welcomed their first baby in August 2016.
Mommy Mira was spotted at various events where she seemed to be hiding her baby bump in loose-fitted clothes.

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But it was all passed on as rumours. But later on Shahid himself confirmed this news.

News views network gives heartiest congratulations to the happiest couple and of course sister-to-be Misha Kapoor for they will be soon welcoming their new family member.

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Arjun Kapoor speaks up  for Janhvi Kapoor

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Mumbai April 12: Bollwood Actor Arjun Kapoor has slammed an online portal for making derogatory remarks against his half-sister Jhanvi Kapoor. A website has splashed her unflattering photographs on Twitter in an offensive way.

A livid Arjun on Thursday retweeted a post’s about Jhanvi sporting a “sexy dress” as she reached Arjun’s home.

The portal had posted in comenting on the clothes worn by Jhanvi, she was seen sporting a white cotton dress with a low back.

The actor tweeted: “You know what, f**k you man, f**k you as a website for highlighting or bringing it to anyone’s attention and it is shameful that your eye would go searching for something like this. Shame on you… This is how our country looks at young women. Yet another shining example. Ashamed by this.”

Earlier today, Half Girlfriend’s actor opens up for writing a “ cheap headline on Jahnvi Kapoor’s attire. One of such website’s was posted social media with a caption, “@arjunk26 के घर पहुंची #JanhaviKapoor ने पहनी इतनी सैक्सी ड्रैस कि दिख गया सब कुछ, देखें तस्वीरें”

 This is not the first time Arjun has come out in support of Janhvi and Khushi Kapoor, daughters of his father Boney Kapoor and the late Sridevi.

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Deepika Padukone confession On her Rumoured Wedding to Ranveer

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Mumbai, 11 April:Bollywood most romantic couple Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh  has been trapped in the gossip for long that they are going to married soon. There is already so much hungama surroundings them.

While none of them has come out and admitted their relationship openly and not even denied it. Few days back only Ranveer Singh had opened up about the wedding rumours,  and now, Deepika got candid about her relationship with the ‘Gully Boy’ actor and talk about her marriage rumors.

Talking about her bond with Ranveer, Deepika stated, “For me, he is a friend. He is a confidante. He’s someone I can talk to. There is debate, there is conversation. Sometimes we agree, sometimes we disagree, but I guess that’s what makes the friendship beautiful.”
Admitting Raveer as her boyfriend, the 32 year old actress said, “It is what it is and I wouldn’t challenge it.”

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The actress revealed about her marriage plans, “It’s definitely part of my life. It’s definitely something that I want for myself. But when that happens, how it happens, I think it’s just instinct.” She also concluded, “I think it’s important to know when it’s right.”

The duo have been often photographed at many social gatherings and other parties together. Both Ranveer and Deepika have featured in four films together. Goliyon Ki Rasleela Ram-LeelaBajirao Mastani and “Padmaavat.

 

Currently, Bollywood’s Bajirao is busy with Zoya Akhtar’s Gully Boy starring Alia Bhatt.

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Upper house with good number of richest billionares, including 51 MLAs as crorepaties in Uttarakhand

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The forty percent of the population of the country is still under poverty line and about seventy percent of the population of rural India or suburban areas is still below middle class standards incessantly struggling hard to cope with the sky rocketting prices, agrarian complexities, distress, acute corruption and relentless struggle for survival.

There are umpteem problems of malnutrition, school drop outs, suicides of farmers and widening of the gap between the rich and the poor day by day with negligible few accumulating the wealth and economy of the 80 % population.

Under such circumstances if 90% of the parliamentarians of the upper house are crorepaties and similarly the legislatures of various states including of the poor and developing states, it sounds shocking and anguishing and gives the unambiguous impression that our pious parliament and state assemblies where actually the underprivileged and the economically deprived classes of the country would have been represented by the grass root nominees or MPs and MLAs unfortunately are being represented by the richest of the rich of the country.

The recent survey of the NGO called ADR, Association for Democratic Rights about 90% of the elected MPs of the upper house in parliament hailing from the ruling BJP, Congress, SP or BSP are all billionares / crorepaties and one such Rajya Sabha MP having the total worth of about more than 4 thousand crores never lost the election of upper house who travels more than 7 months abroad in a year.

Jaya Bachchan of Samajwadi party who has been re elected this time as well has the asset worth 1001 crores and RS MP of BJP Sajid worth of 850 crores is running a 3000 crore annual turnover company. Everybody know that multi millionaire Vijay Mallaya who’d dupred consotium of Indian Banks worth of several thousand crores was also the Rajya Sabha MP before he fled away.

There are umpteen such examples. Sounds interesting and ironical that our parliament has become a sought of privilege for these richest law makers. There have also been myriad examples of the law makers multiplying their income and worth by several hundred percent after becoming MPs or ministers at the centre and in the states.

Though there are hundreds of such instances of rich law makers representing themselves in state legislatures and parliament but if we take the case of just an 18 year old state of Uttarakhand suffering from the fiscal deficit of over 44000 crores about 51 lawmakers out of total 69 are crorepaties with more than 10 MLAs holding the asset and wealth of more than 10 crores and the rest rich by 1 to 10 crores.

What is allegedly surprising about these lawmakers is the fact that majority of them literally had nothing when the state of Uttarakhand came into existence 18 years ago from now. As if this was not enough the salaries of these MLAs are being further increased as the bill in this regard has been approved by the state cabinet and being brought in the legislative assembly for being passed unanimously as the BJP is in more than absolute majority in the 69 member assembly with 57 MLAs.

The present salary and other perks of the Uttarakhand MLA is 157000 per month. In addition, every lawmaker in Uttarakhand acknowledges coupens worth Rs three lakhs every year for rail and air travels for him and his family with two free mobiles with 15000 Rs every month for meeting the phone expenses including cashless treatment in any private hi profile hospital including interest free annual 8 lakh rupee loan for house building and purchase of vehicle.
SUNIL NEGI

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Rani Mukerji heartfelt b’day note for fans , And it shouldn’t be missed

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Mumbai, March 21: Hichki actor Rani Mukerji turns 40 year older today, On her birthday, she has penned an open letter to her fans that highlights not only how Bollywood treats its women but also the problems she faced along her way.

Shared on the social media handles of Yash Raj Film, the letter has talk about battling discriminatory stereotypes constantly, and her plans to continue changing mindsets of people about women in the future.

“As a woman, I must admit, it has not been an easy journey. I had to prove myself everyday. Actresses have to prove themselves everyday. A woman has a short career span, a married woman’s equity dies, women are not bankable commodities at the box office, ‘female-centric’ (I hate this word!) films are huge risks, a married actress who is also a mother is the final nail in the coffin of her dreams, ambitions and aspirations – these are some of the discriminatory stereotypes that we have to live with and try to overcome every single day.”

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Talking about her own attempt to overcome this stereotype, she adds, “I have tried to take on this sexist stereotype by coming back to acting after my marriage and motherhood. And I promise you, I will continue working and battling these stereotypes with all my fellow stunning, beautiful, kind and talented actresses and hope to see our society and the film industry mature further.”

Read Rani Mukerji’s open letter on her birthday here…

The letter signed in Rani’s name has been shared on the social media handles of Yash Raj Film.

Rani is married to YRF’s head honcho Aditya Chopra.

Here’s NVN Wishing the Mardaani ”Rani Mukherji” a very Happy Birthday!!

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SUBHERU GHAM 2, Bathau ( Storm) in the offing, reveals Urmi

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After a long interval, the first ever full screen Garhwali movie encompassing creative and quality script, cinematography, mesmerising serene beauty of Uttarakhand hills, outstanding music, melodious songs of legend Narendra Singh Negi and Anuradha Nirala including super star casting, the lead actress and producer of SUBHERU GHAM is all set to start a new movie titled Subheru Gham 2, BATHAAU meaning storm.

Disclosing this secret at a press conference in Dehradun alongwith former India Goalkeeper, now into acting Mir Ranjan Negi on whose inspiration Bollywood super star Sharukh Khan created block bustre CHAKDE INDIA and eminent industrialist Mohan Kala, the Snowy Mountain productions CEO and producer, actor Urmi Negi said that after having acknowledged tremendous affection and overwhelmning support and blessings of hill people in and outside Uttarakhand, including at Metropolises like Mumbai and Delhi and after her earlier movie Subhero Gham being a super duper hit she has been enthused and encouraged to make its second part known as Shubheru Gham 2, Bathau.

The film in the offing, the work on which is going on : Urmi said that the second part too would carry a social message thus contributing immensely to the Uttarakhand society as was her first movie, complete and perfect in every sense and social as well, compounded with successful tecnological precision as far as the quality of a full fledged big screen bollywood film looks like.

Urmi expressed her heartiest desire that her new movie in Garhwali dialect too would definitely achieve international recognition as was Subhero Gham adjudged in Canada Film Festival last year as one of the best and outstanding regional feature films, the gracious felicitation which no other Uttarakhandi film has ever acknowledged.

The movie will be shot in various serene locations of Uttarakhand, Mumbai and foreign countries and special care will be taken to ensure that the cultural heritage, customs, traditions and the true lifestyle including the costumes and attires are not compromised at any level. Congrats Urmi.

SUNIL NEGI, PRESIDENT, UTTARAKHAND JOURNALISTS FORUM

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