Mohit Suri and actress Udita Goswami welcomed their first child- a baby girl on January 2. “Mohit Suri and Udita have received a gift from the Gods! A baby girl has just descended from the ‘skies’ into their life,” film-maker Mahesh Bhatt, who is Suri’s uncle, tweeted.
They have named her Devi. Suri tied the knot with Udita in 2013 after dating her for about nine years. Cousin Pooja Bhatt had launched Udita in Bollywood with her 2003 film Paap and two years later, Suri directed the actress in her second film Zeher. Suri is now busy with Hamari Adhuri Kahani.
Wrath of fundamentalists
Several right wing groups have demanded a ban on the Aamir Khan starrer PK. The Rajkumar Hirani-directed film has raised the hackles of the saffron brigade with the Bajrang Dal leading demonstrations against its screening at various places in the country for “insulting” Hindu deities through their “objectionable” portrayal in the film.
The groups have resorted to vandalism by damaging theatres screening the film, burning effigies and posters of PK. Leaders of other religious groups too have expressed their displeasure.
These are trying times that the country is going through. With tempers riding high, and the social fabric in a flux, several religious groups are expressing their ire on the content in cinema.
To soothe frayed nerves and send a social message across, actor Amitabh Bachchan has been roped in for an ad film that stresses the need to rise above religion and caste for inclusive development.
The film is a brainchild of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who personally called up Bachchan to lend his star power to the project.