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” “anti-development, Narendra Modi has united all of us Muslims…finish off these goondas," Babbar had said. he said.reality?no new ground is broken Most Hindi films have been obsessed with the image of heroine as drunk on her own sexual prowess and fame; as someone hurtling towards self-destruction No matter how dazzling the riseit is the downfall that is often the fulcrum of her story More often than notshe ends up solitary and sufferinga stereotype that no longer holds true In factone could say that Hindi films that have heroines at the centre have seldom truly captured the sum total of an actresss life Rangeela stopped short of painting Urmila Matondkar as a wannabe vixenthough that could have been a logical conclusion Her Milee is enamoured of the razzle-dazzle of showbiz and enjoys the attention showered on her by her co-starbut inexplicably goes back to the chawls into the arms of her childhood sweetheart How often does that happen in life or in movies Remember Freida Pintothe model from Malad whose name now shines bright in Hollywood blockbusters After the success of Slumdog Millionaireshe broke off her engagement to her anonymous fiance and trotted off with co-star Dev Patel to Hollywood and a life befitting an international movie star Bhandarkar says that his heroines alcohol-swigging and pill-popping are borrowed from Hollywoods Marilyn Monroe And yetthe makers of My Week with Marilyn chose to capture the one thing rarely celebrated in most Bollywood films about heroines: her feminine wiles and the ability to use it to survive the odds Monroein this period of her lifeis in the UK shooting with Sir Lawrence Olivier for The Prince and the Showgirl With her talent and acting abilities under questionnot to mention the annoying habit of arriving late for shoots with a tutorMonroeever the starseduces young Colin Clarka third assistant on the filmto reiterate her stardom to her co-actoras also to herself Bollywoodon the other handprefers to show heroines who always crash-land as victims of their circumstanceshelpless even at the height of their success Its tough to be an actor and perhaps even tougher to be an actressbut our leading ladies are no shrinking violets Be it the young ladies Aishwarya Rai BachchanDeepika PadukoneKareena KapoorPreity ZintaPriyanka ChopraVidya Balan or erstwhile actresses like Asha ParekhHema MaliniShabana AzmiSharmila Tagore or Waheeda Rahman they have lived by their own rules There may have been heartache and painbut there were also glorious triumphs something that Hindi films need to acknowledge better Its a pity that most filmmakers still consider the Heroine to be a tragedienne cast in the mould of Meena Kumari or someone psychologically unhingedlike Parveen Babi In an industry where the male point of view dominatesthe idea of the implodingself-destructive heroine is perhaps more credible than reality Quite like the dumb-blonde myth about Monroe Priyanka Sinha Jha is editor of Screen For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Express News Service | Gandhinagar | Published: April 1 2017 5:58 am Top News The Gujarat government on Friday tabled the report of controversial Justice M B Shah Commission which was constituted by the then Narendra Modi-led government in August 2011 in the Assembly after days of demands from the Opposition Congress The commission was an outcome of the Congress’s sustained demand to have corruption charges against the then Modi government investigated However the government had not tabled the report which was submitted to it in 2013 The commission gave a “clean chit” to the then Gujarat government on a majority of the 15 allegations of corruption and giving undue favours to industries while not opining on the others arguing the matters were either sub judice or subjects under committees of the Assembly Congress MLAs who had dressed in aprons with messages seeking an apology from BJP national president Amit Shah on Thursday were stumped when Deputy CM Nitin Patel announced tabling of the Shah commission report in the Assembly At this moment both their top leaders Shankersinh Vaghela and Shaktisinh Gohil were absent from the House The two-part report is running into 20 volumes After tabling the report Nitin Patel said “We have tabled the report today As we said earlier the commission has said that all the allegations against the government are baseless We have nothing to hide” Patel also released a translated gist of the Commission’s report The commission was formed by the Gujarat government after Congress leaders Arjun Modhwadia and the then Leader of Opposition in the Assembly Shaktisinh Gohil submitted a memorandum to the then President Pratibha Patil In the said representation the two leaders had made 17 allegations against Modi-led Gujarat government The Shah commission was formed to probe into 15 of the allegations Justice Shah also headed the SIT to curb black money in the economy The Commission had submitted its interim report in 2012 and the final report in 2013 The allegations in the memorandum were mainly related to land allotments and special packages given to various industries in the state by overlooking rules or norms such as not following public auction process and giving land at throwaway prices to favour industrialists of choice and thus causing loss to the state exchequer in billions Some of the major projects on which the allegations were made included Nano project of Tata Motors Limited giving gauchar land to Mundra Port and Mundra SEZ of Adani group at token rates illegal allotment of forest land and land falling under the coastal regulation zone (CRZ) to Essar group giving land in Kutch district to Archean Chemicals (allegedly associated with the then BJP president Venkaiah Naidu) to set up a salt chemical plant at cheap rates and giving huge land parcel of Hajira in Surat at prime location to L&T at low rates The allegations of corruption were also made in government projects like Sujalam Suflam irrigation project and Gujarat State Petroleum Corporation’s (GSPC’s) deal with Geo Global on gas exploration in KG Basin The Congress leaders had also levelled allegations against Modi for using luxurious private planes of industrial houses The commission has called majority of the allegations as baseless and the government’s decisions on them in consonance with government policies On Tata Nano project the report said “Public interest particularly for the state of Gujarat was a paramount consideration for inviting Tata to establish Nano project and automotive hub in the state of Gujarat The said policy decision was taken in conformity with the central government policy of establishing automotive industry…There is no substance in the allegations that Tata Motors Limited was favoured in anyway as contended” It also said that the project was given benefits by the Gujarat government as per the policy of the Central government to promote automobile industry for years between 2006-2016 The commission said that earlier also benefits were given to General Motors in a special case It added that due to Tata Nano project automobile related ancillary industries have developed a lot in the state The government was facing allegations that it gave financial relief of Rs 33000 crore to Tata Motors to relocate its Nano plant in Sanand On giving gauchar land to Adani group in Mundra the panel said that by calling establishment of an SEZ as a “public purpose” the Supreme Court and the High Court have given a right to the state government to give gauchar land for this purpose It called the allegations on the land allotment as not acceptable On the allegation of giving forest and CRZ land to Essar Group in Hajira the commission said the land in question was 500 metre far from the coastline The panel also stated that the land in question was allotted way back in 1983 by the then Congress chief minister “If the Congress chief minister is conveyed the allegations made by his own party on the land allotment he will surely be shocked” said Nitin Patel in a press conference Congress leaders had alleged that the Gujarat government gave huge land to a company associated with Venkaiah Naidu to get political benefit However the commission said that looking at the documents of the company neither Naidu nor his direct descendants are director or partner in the company The commission however refrained from going into the details on some allegations citing their subjudice nature or those being subject matters of Public Accounts Committee (PAC) or Public Undertaking Committee (PUC) of the Assembly The commission said that it did not find it fit to discuss allegations on the GSPC oil exploration project since the allegations have to be looked into first by PAC-PUC and then by the Gujarat Assembly in the wake of judicial decisions in that regard by the Supreme Court Similarly it refrained from giving opinion on allegations of corruption in the Sujalam Suflam Scheme in which the CAG had reportedly pointed out financial irregularities Shah report ‘highly misguiding’: Congress Reacting to the M B Shah Commission’s report Congress leader Shaktisinh Gohil said that the state government must have made changes in the report otherwise it would not have waited for so long to table the report in the Assembly “Also I have seen all the volumes of the report The commission has not given the government clean chit it has cited technicalities” Former Congress president Arjun Modhwadia termed the report as “highly misguiding’’ Alleging the Shah commission was nothing but “Modi Bachao’’ inquiry commission he said Congress would get it re-investigated if the party came to power For all the latest Ahmedabad News download Indian Express App More Top Newsquite like what cruel camera heroines court every day, He (Modi) says he does not need Patidars to win elections (as) he will get the support of OBCs, "They (BJP) do not talk about how to create jobs for youths.

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