Bolly Buzz: Alia Bhatt and Hrithik Roshan among 819 invited to Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, Salman Khan and many other pen notes of gratitude to doctors | Hindi Movie News
Early this morning, the news of Alia Bhatt and Hrithik Roshan being among the 819 film personalities from around the globe invited by The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) made headlines. If they accept, the two will be counted among a long list of Hollywood and other International stars receiving voting rights for the 93rd Academy Awards, scheduled for April 25, 2021. While filmmaker Hansal Mehta slammed the Academy’s decision and called it ‘Nepotistic’ on his social media handle.
Kangana Ranaut, who started this whole debate 3 years ago, fanned the flames once again when she called out an OTT platform for ‘ill-treating’ actor Vidyut Jammwal by not inviting or informing him about his film’s virtual event. This one hit hard, especially because the organisers called on actors like Abhishek Bachchan, Ajay Devgn, Alia Bhatt, Varun Dhawan and Akshay Kumar but left out Vidyut and Kunal Kemmu.
In other news, we hear that Sushant’s brother-in-law Vishal Kirti will soon launch ‘Nepometer’, an app or website, which will provide a rating for movies and other projects based on how nepotistic or independent their crew is. “If the nepometer is high, then it’s time to #boycott Bollywood nepotism” read the tweet shared by Vishal.
On Doctor’s day today, stars like Salman Khan and Tahira Kashyap joined PM Modi and President Kovind to pen notes of gratitude to doctors to thank them for their valiant efforts and sacrifices, especially during the times of COVID-19.
In the wake of the deadly virus outbreak, for the first time in history, Mumbai’s famous Lalbaughcha Raja Ganeshotsav Mandal has decided not to hold Ganeshotsav celebrations this year. Citing it as a measure to prevent the spread of the pandemic, the organising committee said that they would instead set up a blood donation camp. The news was welcomed with open arms by Bollywood actors including Pooja Bhatt, Karanvir Bora, Dia Mirza, Ranvir Shorey among others.
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