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Alia Bhatt receives nomination for most inspiring Asian woman

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Mumbai: Bollywood actor Alia Bhatt has been nominated as the Most Inspiring Asian Woman for the People’s Choice Awards 2019.

According to media reports, the 26-year-old actor is the only Indian on the list. If she wins the award, she will be the second Indian to win a People’s Choice Award after another Bollywood actor, Priyanka Chopra. The Quantico star had won the People’s Choice Award for Favorite Actress in a New TV Series in 2016.

The winner is being decided through an online poll which is open now. The poll will go on till October 18 and the results will be announced on November 10.

Alia Bhatt is up against the likes of South Korean actor Jung Yu-mi, Thai actor Praya Lundberg, Chinese actor Zhou Dongyu, South Korean singer-songwriter Lee Chae-rin (better known by her stage name CL), Thai model Chutimon Chuengcharoensukying, Malaysian singer-songwriter Yuna and Indonesian actor Raline Shah.

On the professional front, Alia Bhatt will be next seen in Brahmastra which also stars Ranbir Kapoor, Amitabh Bachchan and Akkineni Nagarjuna in the lead.

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K-pop singer and actress Sulli found dead

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South Korea: South Korean pop star and actress Sulli was found dead at her home south of Seoul on Monday, police said.

The 25-year-old was found after her manager went to her home in Seongnam because she didn’t answer phone calls for hours, said Kim Seong-tae, an official from the Seongnam Sujeong Police Department.

Kim said that there were no signs of foul play and that police did not find a suicide note.

“The investigation is ongoing and we won’t make presumptions about the cause of death,” said Kim, adding that security camera footage at Sulli’s home showed no signs of an intrusion.

In a statement sent to reporters, SM Entertainment, Sulli’s agency, said her death was “very hard to believe and sorrowful.”

Sulli’s legal name is Choi Jin-ri. She began her singing career in 2009 as a member of the girl band “f(x)” and also acted in numerous television dramas and movies.

She was known for her feminist voice and outspokenness that was rare among female entertainers in deeply conservative South Korea. She recently appeared in a TV show and spoke out against online backlash she received over her lifestyle.

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