As the godman and filmmaker, Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh Insan was the owner of properties worth thousands of crores. But in jail, hes just another prisoner working eight hours a day and earns Rs 20 for it. The 50 year old self-styled godman and the master of Dera Sacha Sauda, who has almost 7 crore followers, is currently lodged in Sunaria jail in Rohtak, Haryana on charges of raping his two disciples. He was sentenced to twenty years of imprisonment, ten years each in two rape cases, on August 28 by a special CBI court. Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh Insan was pronounced guilty on August 25 by the court in Panchkula, after which his followers went on a rampage, destroying public property and injuring journalists and even policemen. In jail, he has been stamped as prisoner no 1997. K P Singh, DGP (jails) in Haryana yesterday revealed that adjoining his barrack, there is a small plot of land where Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh Insan grows vegetables and prunes tees. Whatever he produces will be used in the jail mess to feed other prisoners. He does his work for eight hours, which is the maximum number of hours a prisoner is allowed to work for. K P Singh denied reports that Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh Insan has been extended any special treatment and that theres a TV in his cell. He in fact stated that the godman is a disciplined prisoner who is treated equally and is provided the same food as other prisoners. He also said that reports of Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh Insan breaking down in jail are baseless. Also false are the reports circulating in the media over his health. Moreover, K P Singh admitted that Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh Insan has provided two telephone numbers to prison authorities one of which is of his adopted daughter Honeypreet, and the other number is of the Dera Sacha Sauda headquarters in Sirsa. The police verification of his numbers however hasnt been done. Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh Insan has also provided the list of ten names who could meet him in the prison. Out of these ten, one of them is his mother who has already met him. For security reasons, Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh Insan has been lodged in a barrack with only few prisoners who have a track record of good conduct. Also, jail staff persons with impeccable record have been put on duty in and near his barrack. Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh Insan became known nationwide after he turned to films. From February 2015 to May 2017, he acted in five films, all featuring him in leading roles and showing him as having incredible powers.
The Race franchise grew monstrously bigger when Salman Khan decided to take over the leading mans part from Saif Ali Khan who starred in the first two films in the series. Having dropped directors Abbas-Mustan and opted for Remo dSouza to helm Part 3, Salman is now hell-bent on bringing further box office heft to his Race to the finishing line. One now hears that Katrina Kaif is also being added to the cast of Race 3. Interestingly, the film already stars Jacqueline Fernandez as one of the leading ladies. Katrina and Jacqueline starred in Race and Race 2, respectively. According to a source, There are three leading men and two leading ladies in Race 3. So theres a very strong role for another heroine. Salman Khan is very keen to get Katrina Kaif on board. Although the film is produced by Ramesh Taurani, we hear Salman Khan is calling all the shots on the project. According to a source close to the project, When Salman decided to come on board for Race 3 he brought director Remo dSouza with him and Abbas-Mustan who directed the first two films in the series were dropped. Salman has a say in every department of Race 3, from the casting to the music to the locations. If he wants Katrina in the film, she is bound to be in the film.
The legendary Amitabh Bachchan , whose latest release Pink (which was released last week) has been receiving tons of appreciation for his role. While many just couldnt stop raving about Amitabh Bachchans stellar performance in the film, there were a few who did not like his performance in the film. One such person was the ex-Supreme Court judge Markandey Katju. On September 17, Markandey Katju wrote a few unsavoury things about Amitabh Bachchan on his Facebook wall, which read as Amitabh Bachchan is a man with nothing in his head, and since most media persons praise him, I doubt there is anything in their heads too. After his above post garnered criticism from many, Markandey Katju shared an explanation that read, When I said Amitabh Bachchan has nothing in his head, many people asked me to elaborate. So I am writing this post. Karl Marx had said that religion is the opium of the masses, used as a drug by the rulers to keep the masses pacified so that they may not revolt But the Indian masses need several drugs to keep them pacified, one is not enough for them. Religion is only one of such drugs. Some other drugs which are needed are films, the media, cricket, astrology, babas, etc. A combination of drugs has to be given by our rulers to the Indian masses to keep them pacified, just as for some diseases, a combination of medicines has to be given. One of such powerful drugs is films. The Roman Emperors used to say If you cannot give the people bread, give them circuses.So most of our films are like circuses, which our rulers provide to our people since they cannot give the people bread ( i.e. employment, healthcare, nutritious food, good education, etc ). Amitabh Bachchans films, like those of Dev Anand, Shammi Kapoor, Rajesh Khanna, etc are like drugs, they take the people to a world of make believe, and they are therefore very useful to our rulers since they keep people pacified. Apart from being a good actor, what is there in Amitabh Bachchan ? Has he any scientific ideas for solving the countrys massive problems ? There are none. From time to time he appears on some media channels giving sermons and homilies, and from time to time he is shown to be doing good deeds, but who cannot do this with tons of money? Meanwhile, at a recently held event, when Amitabh Bachchan was asked about the Markandey Katjus harsh criticism, he said that Katju was right that he didnt have anything inside his mind and that it was khalaas (finished). In the end, Amitabh Bachchan revealed that, both, he and Markandey Katju were in the same school and that Katju was his senior. Amitabh Bachchan also clarified that there was no rivalry between them.