Bollywood actor Akshay Kumar

Bollywood actor Akshay Kumar

Akshay Kumar wrote on social media that he hopes that other professions too open the doors to transgender community without discrimination.

  • Last Updated: July 6, 2020, 9:36 AM IST

The Indian government has decided to induct members of transgender community in the country’s elite paramilitary forces ending discrimination against the marginalised section.

Working upon the modalities in that direction, the Ministry of Home Affairs has sought suggestions and comments from the Central Armed Police Forces (CAPFs) on the matter. The ministry is working on the proposal to commission the “third gender” as officers in the paramilitary forces.

The ministry in a letter to CAPF on July 1, under the subject “Central Armed Police Forces (Assistant Commandants) Examination 2020 -Comments on draft rules regarding” sought suggestions from the forces over the issue.

It stated: “…the comments for incorporating the issues on transgender as Third gender along with Male/Female in the rules of CAPF (AC) Examination, 202 is yet to be received from CRPF, ITBP, SSB and CISF.” Now, it is reported that CRPF, BSF and SSB have agreed to recruit transgender people among its ranks.

Reacting to the news, Akshay Kumar, who plays a trans person in his upcoming movie Laxmmi Bomb, expressed his enthusiasm in the matter saying, “Brilliant news! Now that’s a progressive move by the government in the right direction. I hope rest of the occupations in the country follow suit (sic).”

On the work front, Akshay’s next Laxmmi Bomb will premiere on OTT soon. The horror comedy will see him paired opposite Kiara Advani.

(With inputs from IANS)

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Kartik Aaryan has finally trimmed his beard after much contemplation. The actor shared a picture of his clean-shaven look, and wrote, “Good Boy is the New Bad Boy.”

Fans seem to be loving his new look already as they flooded his comments section with heart and kiss emojis.

One fan wrote, “Looking so hot.” Another said, “You are perfect.”

Apart from Kartik, actors including Ranveer Singh, Vicky Kaushal, Akshay Kumar, Hrithik Roshan and many others had also embraced the bearded look while under lockdown.

On Monday, Kartik shared a throwback picture on his Instagram profile from the time when he was not a Bollywood star. The actor revealed that the picture was taken in the year 2008 and shared the backstory behind it. The photograph also features actress Sagarika Ghatge.

Sharing the picture on Instagram, Kartik Aaryan wrote in his caption, “2008 Mumbai Marathon,” adding that he jumped barricades to click a photograph with the actress and asked her to convey his greetings to her Chak De! India co-star Shah Rukh Khan. “I jumped barricades to take a pic with Preeti Sabharwal (the name of Sagarika’s character in the film) and also told her Shah Rukh Khan ko mera Hi bolna. “

Take a look at Kartik Aaryan’s post here:

Kartik Aaryan made his Bollywood debut with Luv Ranjan’s Pyaar Ka Punchnama and he has been a part of movies such as Pyaar Ka Punchnama 2, Kaanchi-The Unbreakable, Luka Chuppi , Guest Inn London, Pati Patni Aur Who, and Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety. He was last seen in Love Aaj Kal, opposite Sara Ali Khan. The actor will next be seen in Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2, co-starring Kiara Advani and Tabu. He has also signed the second installment of the 2008 film Dostana, co-starring Janhvi Kapoor and newcomer Lakshya Lalwani.

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Shahid Kapoor and Kiara Advani starrer Kabir Singh has crossed another benchmark. According to , the film’s music album has now crossed 1 billion streams online.

Shahid who played the titular role in the film had shared a long emotional post about it, recently. He shared a carousel of images that included stills from the movie and behind the scene moments from the sets.

He wrote, “To all those who gave so much overwhelming love to such a complex, conflicted character. Thank you. #kabirsingh was never just a film to me.. it was an emotional arc that was raw.. bare.. unabashed .. honest .. fearless .. REAL!! In a time where people are quick to judge (others not themselves ) you understood him. You understood our interpretation of the angst of a broken heart. This one will always be special. Thank you all once again. And remember. Keep it real and make it count. Be kind. Be good. Spread positivity. And always believe”.

The 2019 romantic drama film was written and directed by Sandeep Vanga. The movie is a remake of 2017 Telugu film Arjun Reddy. Apart from the leading couple Adil Hussain, Arjan Bajwa, Soham Majumdar and many others were seen in the film.

Meanwhile, the Haider actor will soon be seen in a film titled Jersey.

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Bigg Boss 13’s Himanshi Khurana has been sharing a lot of cryptic posts lately, which has left her and Asim Riaz’s fans wondering if all is not well between the couple. Now, Himanshi has herself clear the air once and for all.

Read: Bigg Boss 13’s Himanshi Khurana Finally Reacts To Breakup Rumours With Asim Riaz

Sushant Singh Rajput’s untimely demise by suicide has re-ignited the debate of nepotism, lobbying and favouritism in Bollywood on social media. Now, Saif Ali Khan, who is the son of actor Sharmila Tagore and cricketer Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi, has weighed in on the debate about nepotism in the film industry.

Read: Saif Ali Khan On Discussions Post Sushant Singh Rajput’s Death: Even I’ve Been Victim Of Nepotism

An unconfirmed report that had gone viral on Wednesday, suggesting Karan Johar has been dropped as co-producer of the much-hyped Akshay Kumar-starrer Sooryavanshi, has been refuted as “fake news” by the makers. Social media was abuzz with reports that the film’s director Rohit Shetty and lead star Akshay Kumar have dropped Johar’s Dharma Productions and its share from the film, further claiming that they had even returned Johar’s investment in the film.

Read: Amid Nepotism Backlash, Akshay Kumar & Rohit Shetty Dropped Karan Johar’s Share From Sooryavanshi?

Filmmaker Sanjay Leela Bhansali will soon be called for questioning in Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput’s death case, confirmed a well-placed police source. A summon asking Bhansali to appear before the police in next couple of days has been sent.

Read: Sushant Singh Rajput Death Case: Sanjay Leela Bhansali To Be Questioned By Mumbai Police

Shahid Kapoor and Kiara Advani starrer Kabir Singh has crossed another benchmark. According to , the film’s music album has now crossed 1 billion streams online.

Read: Shahid Kapoor, Kiara Advani’s Kabir Singh Music Album Crosses 1 Billion Streams Online

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