The Wait For Deepika Padukone, Ranveer Singh’s Wedding Pics Best Described By Smriti Irani

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Looks like Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh have taken the no-photos policy a bit too seriously for their wedding. Deepika and Ranveer’s South Indian wedding concluded on Wednesday morning but no photos of the newly-weds have been shared on social media yet. In the history of recent celebrity weddings, social media has never worked so hard as they are doing to catch a glimpse of the new bride and the groom. While fans on twitter have set tags such as ‘DeepikaWedsRanveer’ and ‘DeepVeerKiShaadi’ and ‘DeepVeerWedding’ trending, Union Minister Smriti Irani has aptly described how the wait for the first pictures of the couple seem a never-ending one.

Smriti Irani, who has a reputation for her hilarious posts on social media, zeroed in on a photo of a skeleton to say this: “When you have waited for Deep-Veer wedding pics for too longgggg.” You see the extra ‘g’s? LOL.



Here’s are few glimpses of #DeepVeerKiShaadi from what fan-clubs have shared:





The close-knit wedding, which includes a guest list of 45 names, is so much of a private affair that singer Harshdeep Kaur, who is performing at the wedding functions, had to take down her tweet today. It is reported that Deepika and Ranveer want to release the first pictures of their wedding on their own social media accounts. Deepika’s sister Anisha Padukone, complying with the no-photo police, updated her Instagram bio as “ladkiwale.” So sweet. Meanwhile, fan-clubs have curated these images.

A video shared by ANI, who shared the news of Deepika and Ranveer’s ‘married’ status, also tweeted a video of the wedding guests escorting the newly-weds to the boat. Ranveer and Deepika’s wedding functions are being held at Villa del Balbianello on Lake Como. Deepika and Ranveer appeared to be hiding their faces behind huge umbrellas.



Deepika and Ranveer’s North Indian wedding is scheduled for Thursday. An engagement party reportedly happened last night while Deepika and Ranveer also said to have enjoyed sangeet and mehendi ceremonies. Deepika and Ranveer have planned for two reception parties after the wedding festivities in Italy – one in Deepika’s hometown Bengaluru on November 21 and a grand Bollywood party in Mumbai on November 28.

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Smriti Irani: Will You Take Blood-Soaked Sanitary Pads To Friend’s?: Smriti Irani On Sabarimala

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Everyone has the right to pray, but not to desecrate, Union Minister Smriti Irani today said in the middle of a fierce debate over the ban on women of menstrual age entering Kerala’s famous Sabarimala shrine and a Supreme Court order overturning it.

“I am nobody to comment on the Supreme Court verdict but I believe I have the right to pray, but not the right to desecrate,” Smriti Irani, 42, said at an event in Mumbai called the Young Thinkers’ Conference.

“It is plain common sense. Would you take sanitary napkins soaked in menstrual blood into a friend’s home? So why would you take them into the house of God,” said the minister.

She shared an incident when she had to wait outside a temple, with her son inside. “I was once shooed away from praying inside a fire temple at Andheri and handed over my son to priest for completing Navjote formalities. I stood on the road outside and prayed,” she said.

The comments have provoked sharp reactions on social media.

The Supreme Court last month ended a centuries-old ban on women of menstruating age, or between 10 and 50 years, entering the Sabarimala shrine dedicated to Lord Ayyappa, a celibate god.

But no woman below 50 could enter the temple when it opened for the first time since the court order last week, amid massive protests by priests and hundreds of devotees who refused to let go of the archaic tradition. Both the BJP and the Congress backed the protesters and demanded that Kerala’s Left government come up with an ordinance or special order to override the Supreme Court order and restore the ban.

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Writer Honey Irani Says, ‘Don’t Mock’ The #MeToo Movement

A file photo of Honey Irani at the Gold screening.


Veteran writer Honey Irani, maternal aunt of director Sajid Khan who has been accused of sexual harassment, says it’s important not to “mock” the #MeToo movement.

“It’s sad that now that women are talking, most people don’t listen, and ask why did you not speak up then? Well this is exactly why, when you can’t deal with it now, imagine how could you 10 or 15 years back. If you can’t support this movement, fine, but please don’t mock it, the Kaho Naa… Pyaar Hai writer tweeted.

Sajid has been named by multiple women for sexual misconduct. The actor-director stepped down as Housefull 4 director, saying he was doing so “Till the time I can allay the allegations and prove the truth”.

When the accusations against Sajid emerged, his sister Farah Khan and cousin Farhan Akhtar expressed disappointment, saying if these are true, he has a lot to atone for.

The #MeToo wave has been on high tide in India ever since Tanushree Dutta renewed a 10-year-old allegation against Nana Patekar, leading several women from across professions to name and shame sexual offenders and predators. In some cases, matters have gone to court.

(Except for the headline, this story has not been edited by NDTV staff and is published from a syndicated feed.)

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Naveen Patnaik Depriving Odisha On Political Consideration: Smriti Irani


Union minister Smriti Irani on Sunday accused Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik of depriving the people of the state from the benefits of central schemes such as Ayushman Bharat, “on political consideration”.

About the fuel price issue, she said even as the NDA government, led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, has slashed fuel prices by Rs 2.50 per litre, Naveen Patnaik was not ready to reduce state tax for giving relief to the people.

Addressing a BJP state executive meeting in Bhubaneswar, the Union textiles minister said, “Naveen Patnaik has deprived the people of Odisha from the benefits of Ayushman Bharat scheme on political consideration.”

Justifying her allegation, Ms Irani told reporters that Mr Patnaik “rejected” the Ayushman Bharat scheme despite the fact that over 60 per cent of Odisha’s women and children suffer from anemia and the state ranks number one in birth of stunted children.

Despite of the health scenario in the state, Naveen Patnaik preferred to reject the Ayushman Bharat scheme, Ms Irani said, adding, “The poor people are now raising question why they should not avail the benefits of the central scheme.”

Claiming that atrocities against women have been increasing in the state by the day, she said, “The BJD government has failed to maintain law and order in the state and provide protection to women and girls.”

On the BJP’s agenda of securing more than 120 of the total 147 seats in the Odisha Assembly, Smriti Irani said, “The BJP’s Mission 120 plus is not just about securing power in the state, it also aims to raise public awareness on issues of women atrocities, unemployment, corruption.”

The Union textiles minister said some BJP workers, during the state executive meeting, drew her attention to a proposal to revive the Odisha Textile Mills (OTM).

“Yes, the OTM can be revived, but the state government should take initiative towards this direction. The Centre will certainly extend a helping hand,” she said, adding that 50 per cent of the workers in Tirupur textile cluster in Tamil Nadu hailed from Odisha.

“If Odisha women and girls can make Tirupur Textile cluster successful, why cannot they do it in their state?” Ms Irani asked.

Reacting to Smriti Irani’s allegation, the spokesman of the ruling BJD, Sasmit Patra, said “The BJP is afraid of Odisha government’s Biju Swasthya Kalyan Yojana. The BSKY offers better facilities than the Ayushman Bharat scheme.”

About Smriti Irani’s claim about rise in the atrocities against women in Odisha, the BJD spokesman said, “The Union minister should first say how safe women are in BJP-ruled states.”

On fuel price issue, Sasmit Patra said, “The BJP government announced reduction of fuel price by Rs 2.50 per litre keeping in view the elections in five states. They (BJP) are not worried about the people.”

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Bihar BJP leader Smriti Irani shown black Flag in Gopalganj

गोपालगंजः बिहार में इन दिनों पहुंच रहे बीजेपी के बड़े-बड़े नेतआों को विरोध झेलना पड़ रहा है. बीजेपी नेताओं को अलग-अलग संगठनों द्वारा लगातार काला झंडा दिखाकर विरोध झेलना पड़ रहा है. विपक्षी दलों समेत एससी-एसटी आरक्षण के विरोध में सवर्ण सेना के लोगों का विरोध बीजेपी नेताओं और केंद्रीय मंत्रियों को झेलना पड़ रहा है. विरोध झेलने वाले नेताओं में स्मृति ईरानी का नाम भी शामिल हो गया है.

दरअसल, कंद्रीय मंत्री और बीजेपी नेता स्मृति ईरानी बिहार के गोपालगंज में एक कार्यक्रम में शामिल होने पहुंची हैं. लेकिन स्मृति ईरानी को यहां विरोध का सामना करना पड़ा. हालांकि स्मृति ईरानी के बिहार पहुंचते ही कार्यकर्ताओं ने उनका भव्य स्वागत किया. लेकिन गोपालगंज पहुंचते ही उन्हें भारी विरोध का झेलना पड़ा.

Bihar BJP leader Smriti Irani shown black Flag in Gopalganj

स्मृति ईरानी के काफिले को एनएसयूआई के कार्यकर्ताओं ने घेर लिया और जमकर उनके खिलाफ नारेबाजी की. वहीं, नारेबाजी के साथ-साथ उन्हें काला झंडा भी दिखाया गया. स्मृति ईरानी गोपालगंज में युवा संकल्प सम्मेलन को संबोधित करने पहुंची. लेकिन आयोजन में पहुंचने से पहले ही उन्हें विरोध का सामना करना पड़ा.

एनएसयूआई के कार्यकर्ताओं ने उन्हें काला झंडा दिखाकर केंद्र सरकार के खिलाफ नारेबाजी कर रहे थे. साथ ही एनएसयूआई के कार्यकर्ताओं द्वारा काला झंडा दिखाने के बाद बीजेपी कार्यकर्ता भी सामने आ गए. और काला झंडा दिखाने वाले एनएसयूआई कार्यकर्ताओं की पिटाई कर दी.

Bihar BJP leader Smriti Irani shown black Flag in Gopalganj

वहीं, पुलिस ने विरोध करने वाले कार्यकर्ताओं को हिरासत में ले लिया है. स्मृति ईरानी का कार्यक्रम गोपालगंज के मिंज स्टेडियम में आयोजित की गई थी.

इसके अलावा स्मृति ईरानी के कार्यक्रम से पहले ही कुछ असमाजिक तत्वों ने शहर में लगे बैनर पर कालिख पोत दी. शहर में लगे कई पोस्टरों में स्मृति ईरानी के चेहरे पर कालिख पोती गई है. हालांकि सूचना जैसे ही मिली तो बीजेपी के कार्यकर्ताओं ने उन पोस्टरों को तत्काल हटाकर वहां दूसरा पोस्टर लगा दिया है.

आपको बता दें कि मंगलवार को केंद्रीय मंत्री और बीजेपी नेता राम कृपाल यादव को भी भयंकर विरोध का सामना करना पड़ा. मुजफ्फरपुर में गरीब जनक्रांति पार्टी के कार्यकर्ताओं ने उनकी गाड़ी को रोक कर स्याही फेकी गई. वहीं, काले झंडे दिखाकर जोरदार प्रदर्शन किया गया. बताया जाता है कि राम कृपाल यादव बीजेपी के कार्यक्रम में शामिल होने मुजफ्फरपुर पहुंचे थे.

वहीं, इससे पहले सवर्ण सेना के लोगों ने आरक्षण के मुद्दे पर केंद्रीय मंत्री अश्विनी चौबे, बिहार के उपमुख्यमंत्री सुशील मोदी, बीजेपी प्रदेश अध्यक्ष नित्यानंद राय और बीजेपी नेता मनोज तिवारी को भी विरोध का सामना करना पड़ा.

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Smriti Irani targets Rahul Gandhi for his comment on PM Narendra Modi

खास बातें

  1. राहुल ने एक जनसभा में स्पष्ट तौर पर मोदी को निशाना बनाया था
  2. राहुल ने कहा था- गली-गली में शोर है, हिन्दुस्तान का चौकीदार चोर है
  3. स्मृति ने कहा- निम्न स्तर की राजनीति का उदाहरण पेश कर रहे हैं राहुल

सूरत: कांग्रेस अध्यक्ष राहुल गांधी के प्रधानमंत्री नरेंद्र मोदी पर तीखे हमलों के एक दिन बाद केंद्रीय कपड़ा मंत्री स्मृति ईरानी ने शुक्रवार को कहा कि राहुल गांधी निम्न स्तर की राजनीति कर रहे हैं.

गुरुवार को राहुल गांधी ने राजस्थान के डूंगरपुर जिले में एक जनसभा में स्पष्ट तौर पर मोदी की ओर इशारा करते हुए कहा था कि अब लोगों को यह कहते हुए सुना जा सकता है कि देश का “चौकीदार” “चोर” है. गांधी ने याद दिलाया कि मोदी ने कहा था कि वह देश के प्रधानमंत्री नहीं, बल्कि इसके ‘चौकीदार’ बनना चाहते हैं. आदिवासी बहुल सागवाड़ा में एक रैली में गांधी ने राफेल लड़ाकू विमान सौदे पर मोदी की चुप्पी और भगोड़े कारोबारी विजय माल्या को वापस लाने में सरकार की विफलता की ओर इशारा करते हुए कहा, “गली-गली में शोर है, हिन्दुस्तान का चौकीदार चोर है.”    

यह भी पढ़ें : आखिर राहुल गांधी ने क्यों कहा- नरेंद्र मोदी की हुकूमत में तानाशाही अब एक पेशा बन गई है

ईरानी ने कहा कि गुरुवार को गांधी द्वारा की गई टिप्पणियां उनकी परवरिश को दर्शाती हैं. उन्होंने एक कार्यक्रम से इतर यहां संवाददाताओं से कहा, “इस तरह की टिप्पणी कर वह निम्न स्तर की राजनीति का उदाहरण पेश कर रहे हैं. एक तरफ वह प्रधानमंत्री को गले लगाते हैं और प्रेम की राजनीति की बात करते हैं. लेकिन प्रधानमंत्री पर की गई उनकी टिप्पणी साबित करती है कि उनमें संसद के साथ-साथ देश के सामने भी झूठ बोलने की क्षमता है.”    


VIDEO : राहुल गांधी ने नरेंद्र मोदी को निशाना बनाया

ईरानी यहां तीन दिवसीय प्रदर्शनी “सोर्स इंडिया 2018” का उद्घाटन करने पहुंची थीं.

(इनपुट भाषा से)

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An Emotional Smriti Irani Visits Her First Home After 35 Years. Watch Video

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TV producer Ekta Kapoor roped in Union Minister Smriti Irani as a part of her promotions for her new web series Home, which streams on ALTBalaji. Ekta Instagrammed three emotional videos of Ms Irani from her visit to her first home in Gurugram. The videos show Smriti Irani walking up to the society and meeting the residents, some of whom she recognises. She gets extremely emotional after seeing that her old home has been converted into a shop. “It is painful, tough and courageous to see a place you once called ‘Home’, now no longer there. But life is nothing more than a journey of bitter sweet memories,” Ekta captioned one of her posts. Smriti Irani also took a rickshaw ride to her favourite chaat shop and visited an old ration shop.

Let’s take a tour of Smriti Irani’s old home.



Smriti Irani also tweeted about it.



Smriti Irani and Ekta Kapoor have been friends for several years. The actress-turned-politician often appears on Ekta’s throwback posts on Instagram. Here are some:





Ekta Kapoor had launched Smriti Irani in her one of the most-successful shows Kyunkii…Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu, in which she played Tulsi. Hum Hain Kal Aaj Aur Kal, Thodi Si Zameen Thoda Sa Aasmaan and Virrudh are some of Smriti Irani’s other shows. She is married to businessman Zubin Irani. She is currently the Minister of Textiles.

Ekta Kapoor’s Home is a family drama, featuring Annu Kapoor, Supriya Pilgaonkar, Amol Parashar, Parikshit Sahni, Himani Shivpuri and others. It is directed by Habib Faisal.

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Village In Rahul Gandhi’s Amethi To Go Digital Tomorrow, Courtesy Smriti Irani

Smriti Irani is set to launch the “digital avatar” of the village in a ceremony on Saturday.


A village in Rahul Gandhi’s Amethi constituency in Uttar Pradesh will go digital from September, with access to over 200 government services at the click of a mouse, courtesy Union Minister Smriti Irani.

The Pindara Thakur village in the Congress president’s constituency has been picked under the Digital India Programme of the government.

Smriti Irani is set to launch the “digital avatar” of the village in a ceremony on Saturday.

The minister has frequently visited the Gandhi family stronghold and has been pitched by the BJP as Mr Gandhi’s rival in the constituency. She contested the 2014 Lok Sabha election from Amethi but lost to Mr Gandhi by over one lakh votes.

A local official, Devi Dayal Verma, told the Press Trust of India that villagers of Pindara Thakur would be linked with Wi Fi Chaupal and may use 2 GB free data for 15 days to start with. Later, this service would be provided to them at cheaper rates.

The central minister will also inaugurate the ‘Digital India Banking Service’ at the head post office of Amethi in Amethi town to boost the payment services in post offices.

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TV Actress Sanaya Irani On Vikram Bhatt, The Co-Star

New Delhi: 

Actress Sanaya Irani who co-stars with Vikram Bhatt, also a filmmaker, in upcoming web-series Zindabaad told news agency IANS that it’s quite easy to work with him. Sanaya said that Vikram Bhatt did not poach the director’s job and performed as he was told. “It was really easy working with him. He just let Sidhant Sachdev do all the directing. It’s not like Vikram got into the direction part. He was just doing his bit. I was doing my bit. Once in a while after cut, I would ask him ‘Is it okay Vikram?’ He would say ‘Yeah’. We were just being good actors,” Sanaya told IANS. Vikram Bhatt has directed film like the Raaz series, Madhosh and Footpath. Vikram also has also made web-series like Twisted, Gehraiyaan and Spotlight.



Like Vikram Bhatt, Sanaya Irani is also getting a makeover of sorts with the web-series. Sanaya, who has featured in shows like Mile Jab hum Tum and Iss Pyaar Ko Kya Naam Doon?, plays the role of a RAW agent in Zindabaad.

Speaking about the show, Sanaya said: “Every actor wants to do something different. I was really excited as it was something that I had never done before. That was a big reason for me to say yes. When I heard the whole story… it is the kind of story where you don’t know what will happen next. So, I found that very interesting. It’s a perfect binge-watch kind of a show.”

“As an actor, I am really greedy. I always want to do something new and different. There is nothing better than the digital platform for that. I don’t think any actor would be unhappy doing digital work,” Sanaya added.

After Zindabaad, Sanaya will shoot for another web-series, title Vodka Shots. “I have only shot the promo of ‘Vodka Shots’. I haven’t shot for a single episode,” she said.

(With inputs from IANS)

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