Sperm donation. Check. Erectile dysfunction. Check. Premature balding. Check. Caste discrimination. Check. When it comes to taboo subjects, actor Ayushmann Khurrana’s CV seems to grow with every release. The 36-year-old is grabbing eyeballs, headlines and every role that normalises anything considered off limits or forbidden. Situational comedies with a social message, where he plays the protagonist, are snowballing into a brand of cinema that he is becoming identified with.“You need to be a very secure human being to play these [characters]” “I’m getting scripts that are so fresh that people get intrigued by watching the trailer. Choosing subjects that are most unique is my endeavour throughout,” says Ayushmann. This choice of unconventional subjects comes with a lot of security. “My idea is to give out-of-the-box stories to the audience. That gives me a kick as an artist. I could be self deprecating also, … [Read more...] about HT Brunch Cover Story: Five shades of Ayushmann Khurrana!
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Now Nigel Farage’s Brexit Party is set to storm to victory in the UK’s European elections, riding a wave of anger at the failure of Prime Minister Theresa May to take the country out of the European Union. The country’s two main parties, Ms May’s Conservatives and opposition Labour, haemorrhaged support while smaller pro-EU parties did well, with the Liberal Democrats projected to come in second place. In the UK, voting in the European Union election was coloured by a backdrop of seemingly endless Brexit paralysis. Nearly three years after the UK voted to leave the EU, it remains a member and its politicians are still arguing over how, when and if the country will leave. The original exit deadline in April passed by, with MPs rejecting Ms May’s deal, and her back up option of exiting with “no deal”. Brexit’s deadline was then extended to October 31. Ms May, who has failed to broker a workable Brexit plan, has now agreed to stand down on … [Read more...] about Brexit Party to wipe the floor at EU elections
The Conservative Party leader broke down in tears as she said she would make way for a successor, who will hope they have more luck negotiating a deal for the UK to leave the European Union. “It is now clear to me that it is in the best interests of the country for a new prime minister to lead that effort,” an emotional Mrs May told the media outside 10 Downing Street. “So I am today announcing that I will resign as leader of the Conservative and Unionist Party on Friday the 7th of June so that a successor can be chosen.” Britain’s Prime Minister Theresa May broke down as she announced her resignation outside 10 Downing Street on Friday morning. Picture: Tolga Akmen / AFPSource:AFP Her voice breaking, the 62-year-old said she would be leaving a job it had been “the honour of her life to hold”. But social media users have been quick to question May’s tears, with some venting fury over her level of emotion compared the horror Grenfell … [Read more...] about UK Prime Minister Theresa May announces resignation after Brexit failure
One person was killed as security personnel opened fire on assailants who police claimed tried to snatch their arms outside a polling booth in Jharkhand, where 58.82 per cent votes were cast till 3 pm in the second phase of assembly elections in 20 constituencies. IMAGE: A security jawan guards as people wait in queues to cast their votes at a polling station during the second phase of Jharkhand assembly elections at Bundu, 45 kms from Ranchi,. Photograph: PTI Photo The voting commenced at 7 am amid tight security arrangements, they said. Polling in 18 seats ended at 3 pm, while voters in Jamshedpur (East) -- where chief minister Raghubar Das is in fray -- and Jamshedpur (West) constituencies can exercise their franchise till 5 pm, an Election Commission release said. Additional Director General of Police Murari Lal Meena said the man was killed when personnel of the Rapid Action Force fired on the assailants near booth number 36 in Sisai constituency. The injured persons have … [Read more...] about 58.8% voting in J’khand till 3pm amid violence, 1 dead
Jalgaon: Senior BJP leader Eknath Khadse issued a veiled warning to the party leadership on Saturday that he would look at other options if his 'humiliation' continued. He also said that he had submitted to the party leadership 'evidence' of anti-party activities which led to his daughter's and other BJP candidates' defeat in the October 21 Maharashtra Assembly polls. Khadse met Maharashtra BJP chief Chandrakant Patil after a meeting of the party's North Maharashtra core committee here. Untitled Carousel Eknath Khadse leads anti-Fadnavis campaign, says leadership is deliberately ignoring OBC leadersHe met other OBC leaders such as Pankaja Munde in the fight against BJP’s high-caste leadership. "I am not God. I am a human being and have emotions. I don't want to leave the party for whose growth I worked hard for more than four decades. I am still ready to work for the party," the former minister said. "But if I continue to face humiliation of being kept away from … [Read more...] about BJP leader Eknath Khadse: May consider other options if humiliation continues