[VIDEO] Asia Argento refers to Cannes as Harvey Weinsten’s “hunting ground”; warns abusers sitting in the audience

Harvey Weinsten needs no introduction. He is a rape accused and someone who has been only thriving by lusting on women and misusing them for his own satisfaction. If you think we are wrong then google him. You will find find several Hollywood actresses recalling their traumatic experiences with this man; one such being Italian actress Asia Argento. Back in October last year, she had braved to share how Harvey exploited her sexually when she was barely 21 years old. Perhaps, it’s after Asia Argento that the #MeToo moment began in the West with many victims stepping forward to speak up against the abusers.

At the ongoing Cannes Film Festival 2018, when Asia was called up on stage to accept her award, she shocked one and all by calling out all the abusers sitting in the audience through a powerful speech. “In 1997, I was raped by Harvey Weinstein here at Cannes. I was 21 years old,” Argento said while presenting onstage during the festival’s closing ceremony on Saturday in France. “This festival was his hunting ground,” she said. Argento then predicted that Weinstein “will never be welcomed here ever again. He will live in disgrace, shunned by a film community that once embraced him and covered up for his crimes,” she said.

Argento said that even at this year’s festival in the wake of the global #MeToo movement against sexual harassment and misconduct, other perpetrators were out there among the audience. “And even tonight, sitting among you, there are those who still have to be held accountable for their conduct against women. For behaviour that does not belong in this industry, does not belong in any industry or any workplace. You know who you are. You do not belong in this industry. But most importantly, we know who you are, and we’re not going to allow you to get away with it any longer.” Check out her post and the video below:

Weinstein has denied allegations of non-consensual sex, and a lawyer representing him said that Argento’s claims were completely false.

Sonam Kapoor Clears The Air About Moving To London With Anand Ahuja

Rumours always seem to be making their way towards Sonam Kapoor and Anand Ahuja. One of the speculations that rose during their wedding was about their trip to London. Many reports suggested that the couple had bought a house there and will be moving to the city after tying the knot. Some even reported that the duo will be spending equal time in India and London.

Sonam who has been busy winning everyone over with her red carpet looks and appearances at Cannes finally put an end to all the conjecture. During an interview with Mid-day, the actress was quoted saying:

I have been shuttling between Mumbai and London for the past two years. It seems no one noticed this so far. My life isn’t going to change much; what has been happening for the past two years will continue.

She also mentioned that her marriage will in no way affect her professional life:

Life remains the same after tying the knot. Women need to stop thinking that marriage is life-altering. If it doesn’t change a man’s life, why should it change anything for a woman?

Sonam recently changed her name on social media to add Anand’s last name to it. But she wasn’t the only one, Anand also added an ‘S’ to his name right after that.

We can’t help but adore how this couple seems to be breaking norms and creating their own rules. <3

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Sridevi Honoured At Cannes 2018; Subhash Ghai Accepts The Award On Family’s Behalf

Iconic actress Sridevi was posthumously honoured at the 71st Cannes Film Festival. Filmmaker Subhash Ghai, who received the award on her behalf, says he felt honoured.

Sridevi was honoured with the TITAN Reginald F. Lewis Film Icon Award, which celebrates women of the film industry all over the world and also salutes the multicultural impact on the film industry.

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Sridevi Honoured At Cannes 2018; Subhash Ghai Accepts The Award On Family’s Behalf

Ghai shared a few photographs of himself while receiving the award on Twitter and captioned it, “It was honour to receive the award on behalf of legend Sridevi Kapoor at Cannes Film Festival yesterday for her outstanding contribution in Indian cinema and shared my experience with impeccable inimitable actor to western audience hosted by Titan Reginald F. Lewis film honours.”

Sridevi’s producer husband Boney Kapoor said he and his daughters Janhvi and Khushi were overwhelmed with the recognition, tributes and love that the actress has been showered with.

“Her work and life has touched so many hearts across the world and she has been an inspiration to millions. She will live forever, thanks to her body of work,” Boney said in a statement.

Sridevi in February died due to accidental drowning in a Dubai hotel. She was feted with a posthumous National Film Award for Best Actress in appreciation of her performance in her last released film “Mom”.

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Cannes 2018: Late Sridevi honoured for her contribution to Indian cinema; Subhash Ghai recieves the award – view pics

Late actress Sridevi is a legend across the world. After her sudden demise earlier this year, several fans and fellow colleagues broke down across the world. In her memory, several people, award shows and film festivals have honoured her with an award, a special mention or something else. During the 71st Cannes International Film Festival too, a special tribute was given to the actress. At the Titan Reginald F Lewis Film Honours at the prestigious film festival, late Sridevi was honoured with the Titan Reginald F. Lewis Film Icon Award. Though Boney, Janhvi and Khushi Kapoor were supposed to be present for this special moment, they could not make it. And hence, veteran filmmaker Subhash Ghai and producer Namrata Goyal received the award on behalf of the family. For those of you who don’t know, this award is traditionally to celebrate women of the film Industry all over the world. Being one of India’s biggest female superstars and her immense contiribution to the industry over several decades, Sridevi was honoured with this special award. A special visual footage was also screened in her honour with Subhash Ghai and Namrata Goyal also speaking about their experience with Sridevi.

Reacting to Cannes honouring Sridevi, Boney mentioned, “I’m happy that people from the world over are recognising her body of work and her contribution to cinema. Even though the overwhelming emptiness of losing her remains, it’s comforting to know that she lives on through her work. Janhvi, Khushi and I are overwhelmed with the recognition and tributes and love of millions of her fans being showered on her. Her work and life has touched so many hearts across the world and she has been an inspiration to millions. She will live forever, thanks to her body of work.” (ALSO READ – Daughter Janhvi Kapoor receives National Film Award on behalf of late Sridevi wearing her saree – view pic)

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Subhash Ghai even posted pictures and tweeted, “It was honour to receive Award on behalf of legend @SrideviBKapoor at @Festival_Cannes yesterday for her outstanding contribution in indian cinema n shared my experience with impeccable inimitable actor to western audience hosted by Titan Reginald F. Lewis film honours.”

Exclusive! Jim Sarbh on cracking a controversial rape joke with Kangana Ranaut at Cannes: I do not consider sexual violence funny

Jim Sarbh and Kangana Ranaut shocked one and all when the actor cracked a controversial rape joke and the actress started laughing at it. The actors were present at a party at Cannes 2018 when this incident happened. And a video of this shocking incident has gone viral and both, Kangana and Jim have got a lot of hate and flak for this. Though both the stars have been quiet about this incident till now, we got in touch with Jim Sarbh and he explained to us the entire context of the joke. He mentioned how he did not intend to hurt anyone and how he also considers rape as a serious issue!

While giving us a gist of what happened and what he meant to say, Jim Sarbh mentioned to us exclusively, “First of all, I understand the environment we live in just now, in light of recent events, but more frankly, in light of events going on since the beginning of human consciousness, rape is a deadly serious issue. I treat it as such. The joke that I made is about a Priest blowing a very casual question completely out of proportion, condemning alcohol, prostitutes, and rape all simultaneously. The Punjabi (or whichever ethnicity, depending on the audience) responds to the situation by consenting to it and expressing his sexual proclivities. I personally do not find it to be about a desire to rape, or to inflict sexual violence upon another, but a subversive and comedic response to an extremely volatile sentence.” (ALSO READ – Kangana Ranaut laughs as Jim Sarbh jokes about ‘rape’ at a Cannes event, fans condemn their morbid sense of humour)

Jim further explained his stance on rape, as he added, “I did not intend to hurt anybody, and I certainly do not consider actual sexual or physical violence funny.” What do you guys have to say about his response? Share with us your thoughts in the comments section below! Also stay tuned to BollywoodLife as we get you all the dope and updates about this controversy surrounding Kangana and Jim right here.

Sonam Kapoor’s customised hand mangalsutra has a special connection with hubby Anand Ahuja – view pic

Sonam Kapoor and Anand Ahuja have been surprising us since a few days now. From Anand wearing sports shoes to their wedding reception to Sonam and Anand both changing their names post their marriage and now, Sonam’s customised hand mangalsutra, the couple has a lot of surprises up their sleeves. But wait till you see the actress’ new hand mangalsutra. Sonam’s latest piece of jewelry, custom made by Kajal Fabiani, has a special connection with hubby Anand Ahuja. And we have all the details!

If you look at the hand made mangalsutra closely, it has a diamond pendant attached to it. And after checking out the pendant closely, we have decoded that it is in the shape of the sun sign – Leo. We all know that Sonam is a Gemini (June 9), so why is she wearing a Leo shaped pendant? Well because it is Anand’s zodiac sign. Anand’s birthday falls on July 30, which means he is a Leo and hence, the actress is wearing a pendant of his sun sign on her hand mangalsutra. Tells a lot about her commitment to him. Ain’t that adorable? (ALSO READ – Why target Sonam Kapoor when even Anand Ahuja has changed his name post marriage?)

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For those of you who don’t know, Sonam Kapoor and Anand Ahuja got married in a traditional Sikh ceremony on May 8 in Mumbai. The whos who of B-town attended the wedding and the reception. And we have to say it was one of the biggest weddings of the year. Anwyay, what do you have to say about Sonam’s customised hand mangalsutra? Share with us your thoughts in the comments section below! Also stay tuned to BollywoodLife as we get you all the dope and updates about Sonam Kapoor and Anand Ahuja right here.

We cannot stop staring into Aishwarya Rai Bachchan’s beautiful eyes in this picture she shared on Instagram

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan joined the social media bandwagon as she made her debut on Instagram before she made her appearances, or let’s just say breathtaking appearances, at Cannes Film Festival this year. Obviously, her fans, who were waiting for her to be on social media showed immense love to her as Aishwarya now has almost 1.4 million followers on Instagram in just four days. Today she thanked her legion of fans by posting a photo of herself. And all we can do is just stare into her beautiful eyes. The picture is an extreme closeup shot of Aishwarya with the caption, ” Thank you for your Love .” [sic]

Check out Aishwarya’s post right here:

 

✨Thank you for your Love💖

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Aishwarya was in Cannes along with her daughter, Aaradhya. She made two red carpet appearances and had some media interactions and shoot with the cosmetic giant she was representing. In one of her interviews there, Aishwarya said that women should stop judging each other. “We as women need to stop judging each other. If you apply makeup that doesn’t mean you don’t have brains. It doesn’t mean you lack in substance. It does not meant that you are not sensitive or compassionate. At the same time, if you choose not to use make up, it doesn’t mean you are a disinterested person or a person lacking in colour. Or that you are brainy just because you don’t put make up. Or that you are too serious and not a fun-loving person.” And she made a lot of sense.

On the work front, Aishwarya will be seen in Fanney Khan with Anil Kapoor.