Big B reacts to ‘disgusting’ Kathua rape case

Expressing his disgust at the gruesome Kathua rape case, legendary actor Amitabh Bachchan has said he feels terrible to even talk about it. Present at the song launch of his upcoming film 102 Not Out, Big B was asked about his views on rapes in the country as an ambassador for Beti Bachao-Beti Padhao. “Even discussing this issue feels disgusting, don’t bring up this issue. It is terrible to even talk about it,” said the 75-year-old.—ANI 

‘All religious beliefs as good as Tripura CM’s views’  

Writer Javed Akhtar on Thursday took a jibe at Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb for saying that the Internet existed during the time of Mahabharata. Akthar tweeted: “Why are people making fun of the CM of Tripura for claiming that there was internet in Mahabharata times? They should look at their own religious beliefs with the same objectivity. Any religious belief in the world is only as logical and reasonable as the beliefs of this man.” —IANS

Katy Perry launches scented sandal collection 

Singer Katy Perry has introduced a range of fruit-scented sandals for her Katy Perry Collections footwear range. The collection of  sandals is called The Geli —IANS

Tripathi receives Bihar Samman Award 

Pankaj Tripathi recently bagged the Special Mention Award for his role in Newton at the 65th National Awards. He has now been awarded the Bihar Samman, by the Chief Minister of Maharashtra, Devendra Fadnavis. 

Sara Bareilles to host Tony Awards 

Music artistes Sara Bareilles and Josh Groban will host the theatre industry’s biggest awards ceremony Tony Awards. The nominees for this year’s 72nd annual Tony Awards will be announced on May 1. —IANS

‘Some have created a false face of Islam’ 

Islam is about friendship, kindness and peace, and far from roughness and terrorism that it has been lately associated with, avers Majid Majidi. The globally acclaimed Iranian director  made the film Muhammad: The Messenger of God.—IANS 

Abstract art 

Cardboard sculpture artists David Connelly and Zoey Taylor stand amongst their immersive flophouse hotel installation titled Dosshaus, which is made from recycled cardboard scavaged from the alleyways of the city, at the Corey Helford Gallery in Los Angeles, California on April 18.

News Courtesy : TOI,Tribune