'How can a six-month vacation be apt self punishment for sexual violation?'
Here's what your favourite Bollywood celebrities are tweeting.
Several Bollywood stars have come in support of the woman journalist, who accused Tehelka magazine editor-in-chief Tarun Tejpal of sexually assaulting her and demanded strict action against him. Here’s what they said:
Pooja Bhatt: ‘Tehelka to NDTV in reference to their editor sexually harrassing a fellow journalist-"This is an internal matter". Abysmal choice of word. Is an “unconditional apology to the colleague involved” enough? Why is there such a deafening silence in most sections of the media?'
Javed Akhtar: ‘It is a shame that some one with such impeccable values has committed such an act but unlike some he has the guts to accept and repent.’
Mini Mathur: ‘How can a 6 month vacation.. a "recuse" if you insist.. Be an apt self punishment for sexual violation?! How utterly brown sahib'
Amrita Puri: ‘Disgusting! @TarunjTejpal should never be allowed to work again.’
Farhan Akhtar: ‘Woke up to the shocking news of Tarun Tejpal!! A person in his position has to live by the ethical standard he demands of others! Sad.’
Renuka Shahane: ‘'Saheb' who couldn't take 'no' & 'Tehelka'Tejpal who decides for himself what his 'atonement' is for his outrageous act! Boo to you both!!!’
Kunal Kohli: ‘Shocked #tehelka feels stepping down is atonement #tejpal admitted to the crime. Will media protect their own? Will justice be served?’
Tara Sharma: ‘Shocked by the @Tehelka Tejpal incident...awful’
Image: Farhan Akhtar
Neha Sharma turns 25
Neha Sharma, who acted in films Kya Super Kool Hai Hum and Crook, celebrates her 25th birthday today. Her colleagues turned to Twitter to wish her:
Jackky Bhagnani: ‘Wishing the MAD @Officialneha a very happy bday . Have a super one n d best year ahead :)’
Kunal Kohli: ‘happy bday @Officialneha lots luv’
Kumar Taurani: ‘Many many happy returns of the day, happy birthday, have a super year ahead God Bless You.’
As for Neha, she thanked everyone and wrote: ‘Omg...overwhelmed...thank u for making my birthday sooo very special ..first birthday wid my twitter frnds... wohooooo!! Luv u.’
Sharma was last seen in Yamla Pagla Deewana 2.
Image: Neha Sharma
Photographs: Abhijit Mhamunkar
Shah Rukh Khan's day out
Shah Rukh Khan, who has been shooting non-stop for Farah Khan’s Happy New Year, took a day off yesterday to complete some commitments.
‘Have been avoiding real world work using shooting as an excuse. I think I need to put my head down and get to finishing semi commitments,’ the 48-year-old actor tweeted.
Later during the day, he took his daughter Suhana out on a coffee date. ‘Going for a coffee date with my daughter. She was reluctant but finally my charm worked. Basically I begged & used emotional blackmail...!!’ he added.
Image: Shah Rukh Khan
Photographs: Hitesh Harisinghani/Rediff.com
Jaaved Jaaferi gears up for Boogie Woogie
Actor Jaaved Jaaferi has started shooting for his famous dance show Boogie Woogie with co-judges Naved Jaffrey and Ravi Behl. The show, which is returning to television after four years, will start in December.
‘Just finished shooting new promos for Boogie Woogie.. The new kids are behind blowing.. Keep in the loop on Sony,’ he tweeted.
Thanking his fans for the wishes, he added: ‘Thanks for all the support you guys are giving Boofie Woogie.. Cracking kids in competition. Hoping the janta tunes in.’
Image: Jaaved Jaffrey
Photographs: Abhijit Mhamunkar