MARD poem now goes multilingual (Movie Snippets)

Mumbai, Feb 18: Actor-filmmaker Farhan Akhtar says the poem for his campaign MARD – Men Against Rape and Discrimination – will soon be out in other languages.

“For those asking, we will be recording the MARD poem in more languages. This is just the beginning,” Farhan posted on microblogging website Twitter Tuesday.

MARD, a social campaign launched by Farhan, aims to raise social awareness against rape and discrimination of women.

The poem is written by Javed Akhtar and has been narrated by the “Bhaag Milkha Bhaag” actor.

The 40-year-old promoted the campaign while sporting a moustache.

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Priyanka off to work on parents’ anniversary

Actress Priyanka Chopra, whose father passed away last year, was left confused about what to do on her parents’ 33rd wedding anniversary Tuesday.

“Don’t know what to make of today…Would have been my parents 33rd anniversary…Off to work…Answers all my problems,” Priyanka tweeted Tuesday.

Her father Ashok Chopra died June 2013. The “Gunday” star was very close to her father, but the professional that she is, Priyanka returned to shooting just a few days after the tragedy hit the family.

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Desire for power led to superheroes: Mahesh Bhatt

Filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt says the “desire for power” and “ability to thwart” led to the creations of heroes like “Superman” and now “Mr X”.

“The desire for power and the ability to thwart evil and to right all wrongs led to such icons as ‘Superman’ also ‘Mr X’,” Mahesh tweeted.

Written by Shagufta Rafique, “Mr X” is being directed by Vikram Bhatt and features Emraan Hashmi in the lead role.

IANS