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Ladies, it’s 2019, and it’s about time we exercised our right to be free. To join the movement, use the hashtag #FreeYourLips and let us know what the line FreeYourLips means to you.

 

 

 

 

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This inspiring campaign urges women in India to speak up and free their lips, applauding women who haven’t held themselves back from speaking their minds and voicing their opinion.   Joining this movement are model Shibani Dandekar, designer Monica Dogra, fashion and beauty influencer Debasree Banerjee, model Sonalika Sahay, beauty influencer Ankita Chaturvedi, fashion blogger Samidha Singh and comedian Mallika Dua. 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It’s high time. And what they might lack in numbers (there are but a handful of them, compared to their male counterparts), this small but powerful army makes up for it with thought-provoking cinema that’s making people across the world sit up and take notice. Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari is part of that tiny tribe that, through its films, is pushing for a positive change.\r\n\r\nFor the uninitiated, Ashwiny has directed two films (both of which have garnered critical and commercial acclaim), with a third one on its way, starring Kangana Ranaut. Her debut directorial venture, Nil Battey Sannata—which Ashwiny also co-wrote with Neeraj Singh, Pranjal Choudhary, and Nitesh Tiwari—had education as its central theme, and highlighted how every person has the right to dream, irrespective of their social strata. Bareilly Ki Barfi, on the other hand, was about a strong-willed, small-town girl. \r\n\r\nAshwiny might be just two-film old in the industry, but she’s definitely not new to the process of creating films. The only difference: earlier, she churned out content as per her clients’ brief, and now she tells her own stories...in her own way. “Being in advertising for over 16 years, I had made over 300 commercials. But I always had an urge to make films because I had already seen the kind of impact a thought-provoking 30- or 45-second advertisement could have. And I thought to myself, if an ad can alter people’s thinking, then a two-hour movie can do wonders. So, I had this desire to tell good stories.”\r\n\r\nAnd that’s how Nil Battey Sannata was conceived. “I had created a commercial for Kaun Banega Crorepati (KBC). At that time, and even now, there were many dos and don’ts for girls. For instance, what a girl should study, or if she is born in a certain part of the country, then she is only good enough to get married. The commercial that I worked on was about a young girl in Haryana, who really wanted to study, but her father insisted that her place was in the kitchen. But she was determined, and surpassed all odds and came on KBC. When Mr Amitabh Bachchan asked her about the one thing she’d like to say to the entire country, she said, ‘Mubarak ho, ladki hui hai’ [Congratulations, it’s a girl]. That’s the theme I wanted to take ahead with Nil Battey Sannata.” \r\n\r\nDuring our conversation, Ashwiny gives me multiple examples on why good stories are her first priority, and then the actors who fit the character. And while she would always like to “create films with a message”, she can’t “make boring films, either”. “I believe that the stories I tell should leave people with an afterthought. But it doesn’t necessarily need to be serious. 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And, of course, Kangana is an amazing actor. I think she is one of the best actresses...rather the best actress in the country. What I love about her is that she brings her own life’s experiences into the film to make it richer.”\r\n\r\nWith a predominantly female cast, including Richa Chadha and Neena Gupta along with Kangana, the energy on the set must be thrilling. Ashwiny agrees. “It’s amazing! Three strong women, who know exactly what they are doing, and working on each others energies and talents—isn’t that the nicest thing?!” \r\n\r\n“And the beauty of it is that none of them have egos...like, I’m the bigger star or the better actor. Kangana is the lead, and then you have Richa who’s equally talented and has an equally strong character. And then there’s Neena Gupta...who’s just wonderful. The fun bit, however, was to see how they discussed the scenes and how non-egotistically they’d ask me if they did okay. 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He’s had three big releases in 2019, four lined up for next, and is currently in the middle of shooting his first International project—The White Tiger, an adaptation of Aravind Adiga’s Man Booker Prize-winning novel by the same name. Simultaneously, he’s orchestrating the final touches to his new home, that he hopes to shift into by early 2020. Also throw in this mix a generous smattering of red-carpet events, movie premieres, promotions...the like. \r\n\r\nAnd covershoots. \r\n\r\nBut he’s not complaining. He wouldn’t have it any other way. He shouldn’t. With a decade in the film industry—nine years and three months, to be precise—Rajkummar has built a career he should justifiably be proud of. From an intense lawyer in Shahid, to a sinister schemer in Judgementall Hai Kya, a starving, skeletal-of-a-man in Trapped, to a portly leader in Bose: Dead/Alive, with a whole lot in between (including a National Award)—the actor’s reportoire of work is conspicuous with a spate of varied characters and impressive transformations.\r\n\r\nThe surprises (twists?) don’t end at just the performances, though. Rajkummar is full of some in person, too. Take, for example, his serious, brooding on-screen image, that often precedes him IRL. But once the laconic replies and the warm smiles settle, he’s the complete antithesis—a goofy prankster, if you will. And also a gold-medallist in combat sports. In the course of the conversation, as we spend the next few hours peeling the different layers of the actor, each turns out to be as complex as the roles Rajkummar Rao is synonymous with...\r\n\r\n \r\n\r\nCosmo: How is Rajkummar Rao feeling? \r\n\r\nRajummar Rao: “Content. There are no regrets at all. I’m very pleased with all that I have achieved. I’ve always tried to be part of projects that are important for society, for all of us. Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aisa Laga was one such film, about a lesbian relationship. It was an important story that needed to be told. I got so much love for my character, Sahil Mirza. I received compliments like, ‘We all need a friend like Sahil’. Then there was Judgementall Hai Kya, in which I was playing a negative character for the first time, and Made In China, and people appreciated my performance in both. In fact, a lot of my female fans told me they really liked my look in the former. They thought I looked really good.” \r\n\r\n \r\n\r\nC: You did look very different from how we’ve usually seen you...\r\n\r\nRK: “Thank you. For me, it’s always about the part I’m playing. If it needs me to look a certain way, I’ll pull out all plugs to do it: whether it’s a good-looking, confident man, or a shy guy-next-door. That’s the kind of commitment I have towards my characters.”\r\n\r\n \r\n\r\nC: In retrospect, how has life changed in 2019?\r\n\r\nRK: “I don’t want to count the materialistic things that I have now which I didn’t earlier...so the only thing that’s really changed is that life has got busier. Much busier.”\r\n\r\n \r\n\r\nC: And personally? \r\n\r\nRK: “Things are shaping up well on that front, too. I’ve recently bought a new house. I’m really excited about that and would like to start living there by early next year. I’m also going on a holiday with Patralekaa soon—our annual winter vacation. I always make sure that both of us go out for about two-three weeks every year. We’re planning to go to Europe this year—Switzerland, France, maybe even Germany and Italy—still figuring it out. After a year of working almost every day and finishing all the commitments, you do need some time for yourself.”\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nC: What’s an ideal holiday like for you guys?\r\n\r\nRK: We don’t like doing anything tourist-y. We love exploring the city on foot—just walking around, soaking it all in, talking to new people, sitting in small, beautiful cafés, and enjoying a good cup of coffee.”\r\n\r\n \r\n\r\nC: You have many critically-acclaimed performances to your credit. Is there any one that is more special than the others?\r\n\r\nRK: “A couple of them, actually, and not necessarily because the films did well, but because of the experiences I had while working on them. Playing Subhash Chandra Bose [in Bose: Dead/Alive] and Omar Sheikh [in Omerta] was really challenging. Both the characters really pushed me as an actor. When it comes to having fun and forming life-long bonds, nothing beats Stree. We had such a great time making that film! Amar [Kaushik], the director, is a brother for life now.”\r\n\r\n \r\n\r\nC: When not working, what’s a typical day in your life like?\r\n\r\nRK: “You know, that happens very rarely, but when I do get time off, I love doing nothing! I’m in bed all day long, watching something on one of the OTT media platforms, over a cup of black coffee with Patralekhaa, and playing with our dog, Gaga—that’s the perfect day off for me. And even when I’m busy, I try to watch at least one film every day. I like drama a lot...and recently watched Marriage Story on Netflix and totally loved it!” \r\n\r\n \r\n\r\nC: Are you a morning person?\r\n\r\nRK: “Absolutely! I love early mornings. When I’m working, it depends on the call time. But when I’m not, I’m usually up by 6:30am. And the first thing I do, every day, irrespective of when I wake up, is pray. Then I have a cup of black coffee and read a little.”\r\n\r\nC: Do you remember what you did with your first paycheck?\r\n\r\nRK: “It was for `5,000. I kept it in my temple at home. It’s still there.”\r\n\r\n \r\n\r\nC: And when did you first realise that you’re a star?\r\n\r\nRK: “Honestly, I still haven’t realised it. I feel awkward calling myself a star. ‘Stardom’ is a fad, it doesn’t last. But as far as being recognised is concerned, that started happening after Kai Po Che, and then Queen. People would come up and ask for a photograph with me. In 2017, it became more obvious, after Bareilly Ki Barfi, Trapped, and Newton.” \r\n\r\n \r\n\r\nC: You were an ‘outsider’ in the film industry. Was there ever a moment when you thought of giving up and quitting?\r\n\r\nRK: “Never. I didn’t even have a Plan B! Acting is the only thing I’ve ever wanted to do since in school, so no matter what, I could never think of leaving. My love for films kept me going even in the difficult times. And in moments of doubts, I’d speak to my mother and she’d always tell me to hang in there and that everything is going to work out—my mother’s belief in me never let me give up.”\r\n\r\n \r\n\r\nC. What’s the one thing people usually get wrong about you?\r\n\r\nRK: “They have this perception that I’m a really intense and serious guy...which I’m not! I mean I can be serious if there’s a serious dialogue or discourse going in, but personality-wise, I’m fun. I love cracking jokes and making people laugh. Even on sets, once we’ve broken the ice, people tell me, ‘We thought you wouldn’t talk!’. But there, it also depends on the kind of film I’m doing. If it’s intense, I like to be in my own space and focus on the character. If it’s a light film, I like playing pranks and goofing around.”\r\n\r\n \r\n\r\nC: Really? Give us an example of the latter…\r\n\r\nRK: “During Stree, we were shooting at this temple. It was a looong climb, and we just had one day to shoot there. I decided to have some fun. I had just fractured my foot a few months earlier, so I acted like it was hurting, and started writhing in pain. Everyone panicked! They were all running from pillar to post, trying to help. Someone even suggested getting a chair to carry me in all the way up... It was hilarious. I put up the act for two hours, before finally bursting out laughing!” \r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n \r\n\r\nC: And do you get angry easily?\r\n\r\nRK: “Oh, very rarely. And I forgive easily, although I don’t forget. But there are some things that make me really, really angry. Like when I read about the atrocities women are subjected to...such as the recent Hyderabad incident. Or, when people look down upon others. I don’t believe in hierarchy at all. Another thing that bothers me is people being lazy about their work or not feeling passionate about what they’re doing.”\r\n\r\n \r\n\r\nC: You and Patralekhaa have been in a steady relationship for years now. What are the building blocks of a solid relationship?\r\n\r\nRK: “Love...of course! You have to be madly in love with your partner. And, understanding... Also, you have to be best friends with them. Whatever you’d do with your BFF, you should be able to do with the person you’re in a relationship with.”\r\n\r\n \r\n\r\nC: If you had to reveal one secret to Cosmo, what would that be?\r\n\r\nRK: “Not many people know this, but I’m a trained martial artist. I’m a national-level gold medallist. I can’t say I practise regularly, because my work schedule doesn’t allow it, but I try to as often as possible.”\r\n\r\n \r\n\r\nStyling: Zunaili Malik and Priyanka Yadav\r\n\r\nPhotographs: Tarun Khiwal\r\n\r\nMake-Up: Nitin Purohit; Hair: Vijay P. Raskar\r\n\r\nFashion Interns: Sahil Vasudev, Saloni Kohli, and Shivi Khosla\r\n\r\n\r\n \r\n","type":"story","field_meta_title":null,"field_meta_description":"cosmo, cosmo india, cosmopolitan india, rajkummar rao, rajkumar rao, patralekha, judgmental h kya, shahid, bollywood actor, bollywood films, indian films, actor","field_meta_keyword":"cosmo, cosmo india, cosmopolitan india, rajkummar rao, rajkumar rao, patralekha, judgmental h kya, shahid, bollywood actor, bollywood films, indian films, actor","image":"https://akm-img-a-in.tosshub.com/sites/cosmo/sites/default/files/2020-01/raj%20final.jpg?NPxVEv4Bis4j17htgZj6rwFqrkX9.NdN","field_editory_by":null,"path":"/celebrity/features/a19390/people-have-perception-im-really-intense-and-serious-guy-rajkummar-rao","created":"14 January 2020 ","time_created":"2020-01-14T17:00:00+05:30","field_section":"Celebrity","field_section_url":"/celebrity","field_content_type":"Features","notes":null,"notes_syn":null,"userData_node":null,"userData":null,"field_first_name":null,"authorpath":null,"userPicUrl":null},{"nid":"19382","title":"Hot Guys That Travel ","field_dek":"Four famous dudes dish out some deets on their favourite holiday destinations—all the fun, insider’s stuff you should know before you get packing, too.\r\n\r\n \r\n","modified":"2020-01-13 13:51:00","status":"1","field_full_dek":"","type":"gallery","field_meta_title":null,"field_meta_description":"cosmo, cosmopolitan, cosmo india, cosmopolitan india, hot guys, travel, bollywood celebrities, karan singh grover, arjan bajwa, prateik babbar, ayush sharma","field_meta_keyword":"cosmo, cosmopolitan, cosmo india, cosmopolitan india, hot guys, travel, bollywood celebrities, karan singh grover, arjan bajwa, prateik babbar, ayush sharma","image":"https://akm-img-a-in.tosshub.com/sites/cosmo/sites/default/files/2020-01/hot%20guys.jpg?OIyLf0ZkO940FS7DT48t2VPd.Cbomk8U","field_editory_by":null,"path":"/celebrity/features/g19382/hot-guys-travel","created":"13 January 2020 ","time_created":"2020-01-13T17:00:00+05:30","field_section":"Celebrity","field_section_url":"/celebrity","field_content_type":"Features","notes":null,"notes_syn":null,"userData_node":null,"userData":null,"field_first_name":null,"authorpath":null,"userPicUrl":null},{"nid":"19380","title":"“My Biggest Learning Has Been That Every Day Cannot Be a Victory\": Kangana Ranaut","field_dek":"In a #CosmoExclusiveInterview with Editor Nandini Bhalla, the actor talks about being upfront, yet cautious about her views, and how she has grown as an individual and as a professional. \r\n","modified":"2020-01-14 12:12:09","status":"1","field_full_dek":"The months before Kangana Ranaut made her debut at the 71st Cannes Film Festival red carpet, she was in the centre of many a storm. There was the very bitter, very public feud with actor Hrithik Roshan. Then news channels began flashing bizarre accusations of Kangana practicing witchcraft on ex-boyfriend Adhyayan Suman. Followed by an ugly blame-game that broke out between Kangana and director Karan Johar when she accused him of being “the flag-bearer of nepotism”.  \r\n\r\nThe National Film Award winner had acquired herself a reputation for being ‘fierce’, ‘feminist’, and ‘outspoken’.  But also ‘difficult’ and ‘combative’.\r\n\r\nThere has also been some new turbulence in her life—a brawl with a journalist at a press conference and an ongoing defamation case filed by Kangana against actor Aditya Pancholi. But if any of this is bothering her, she doesn’t let on. \r\n\r\n \r\n\r\nNandini: Many see you as India’s most outspoken celebrity. Were you always so candid?\r\n\r\nKangana: “People say I’m outspoken or blunt, but I don’t really see myself like that. I’ve just always been this way. I see myself as someone who is plain-spoken. I am what I am, and what you see is what you get. This is something I live by, and I also like people who are like that. I do not like people who ‘dress’ things up, you know? Like, they want to say one thing, but they’ll cover it up in a way to create an illusion. At times, people are taken aback by my reactions but, to be honest, I am the one who is taken aback by their reactions because I’m only just stating the obvious and I don’t understand why that would shock anyone. I’m not comfortable with that and when I see others are not comfortable with my honesty, it just becomes very weird. \r\n\r\nThere have been some crazy reactions to some of the things I’ve said, but I don’t think I’ve ever crossed a line. And I don’t think I’ve ever tried to mislead people by painting a wrong picture or by being dishonest. \r\n\r\nAnd while I might be upfront about my views, I am careful, too. If I think my words could hurt someone or that it might not be the right time to say something, I will refrain from it. It’s not like I’m this wild woman on the loose, you know, and that I don’t realise what I say or do. I am very much in charge, and when I do say something, I do it deliberately. I really want people to know that my words or comments don’t just happen on their own. I say things because someone needs take notice of themselves and what they are doing and how I’m feeling about it.” \r\n\r\n \r\n\r\nN: Do the people around you ever ask you to change? Advice you to hold back your opinions, or not say this or that? \r\n\r\nK: “Yeah, all the time. You would have noticed that I’ve never really hired a PR agency to run my life. Even my current PR manager, Neha...she used to be my manager, and then she got married and I asked if she would like work from home and manage my public relations. So she basically organises interviews for me, but it’s not like I have a professional PR agency or anything because I get so much gyaan from those people. Whenever anyone comes on board and they say we need to change this about you, I’m like, ‘You’re fired!’.  Why should I hire you and then let you change me? I’m the one hiring you, you should change yourself!!” \r\n\r\n \r\n\r\nN: Have you learnt any big lessons over the last couple of years?” \r\n\r\nK: “In life? Oh, there are so many. Every day is such a huge learning—you learn so much and grow as a person, and then you also start handling things differently. The older you get, the better you feel. I mean, I was very reckless growing up and in my 20s. But as you grow older, you understand what works for you and what doesn’t, as a person, as an individual, as a professional. Another thing I’ve learnt is not to be afraid of making mistakes. Like, I feel it’s okay to lose sometimes and win sometimes. \r\n\r\nOh, my biggest learning has been that every day cannot be a victory. So you’ve got to just let go of some things and focus on what really matters and where you finally want to be. There is so much going on, and so much to do. Like we were just talking about the importance of building a strong social media following, or maybe you want to complete a script, or you want to continue growing in your profession, or you want to go further and sacrifice something and push the envelope... But it’s not possible to be everywhere and be on the top of everything, so you’ve got to pick your battles and stick to those. Life is very short, and you can only do two or three things in a really nice way, so you should focus on those three things instead of 300 things. That’s very important.”\r\n","type":"story","field_meta_title":null,"field_meta_description":"cosmo, cosmopolitan, cosmo.in, cosmopolitan.in, cosmo india, kangana ranaut, national film award winner, panga, nepotism, karan johar, hritik roshan, journalist, adhyayan suman, aditya pancholi, legal case, defamation, bollywood actor, bollywood, cannes film festival, indian films, cinema","field_meta_keyword":"cosmo, cosmopolitan, cosmo.in, cosmopolitan.in, cosmo india, kangana ranaut, national film award winner, panga, nepotism, karan johar, hritik roshan, journalist, adhyayan suman, aditya pancholi, legal case, defamation, bollywood actor, bollywood, cannes film festival, indian films, cinema","image":"https://akm-img-a-in.tosshub.com/sites/cosmo/sites/default/files/2020-01/Cosmopolitan%20Magazine1221%20copy_0.jpg?BACUyYO0x4LRyOS4LQYc5kISzrf9dnDm","field_editory_by":null,"path":"/celebrity/features/a19380/my-biggest-learning-has-been-every-day-cannot-be-victory-kangana-ranaut","created":"13 January 2020 ","time_created":"2020-01-13T11:10:00+05:30","field_section":"Celebrity","field_section_url":"/celebrity","field_content_type":"Features","notes":null,"notes_syn":null,"userData_node":null,"userData":null,"field_first_name":null,"authorpath":null,"userPicUrl":null},{"nid":"19369","title":"#CosmoTravels Prateek Kuhad Tells You the Must-Visit Musical Destination For Your Wanderlust List","field_dek":"Sun, sea, skylines, seafood and more! The musician shares all about Los Angeles\r\n","modified":"2020-01-09 10:19:39","status":"1","field_full_dek":"Dreaming of sunshine in the depth of winter? Well, you may want to get inspired by one of the cities on musician Prateek Kuhad’s wanderlust list.\r\n\r\nLos Angeles!\r\n\r\nThe city with the Hollywood sign and a rich rock n’ roll history – LA has been quite a creative sojourn for Prateek. Here’s what he told Cosmo about the city of angels:\r\n\r\nCosmo: Are there particular places that inspire you in LA? \r\n\r\nPrateek Kuhad: There are no particular things but I think LA just has a very nice and easy vibe. For me, for writing music LA is definitely THE place. It’s a greathub for song writers and producers. The city is chilled, you have beaches, amazing weather. You can go to hangout and relax which is what I did. It’s just a very conducive, ideal environment.\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nCosmo: Did your discover any artists in the city? \r\n\r\nPK: There’s a lot of songwriting that happens in LA and people seem to be working on music all the time. I wrote like twenty songs in LA when I was there for a month. I became a fan of Adam Melchor after listening to his music online. He’s got a song called Real Estate, which is pretty popular. We didn’t really record or play together because our schedules didn’t align but hopefully we will when I visit LA again.\r\n\r\nCosmo: So which song of yours do you think describes the city LA? \r\n\r\nPK: If I had to pick up one then it’d be With You/For You. Not only because the music video was shot there but when you asked me this question, that song was the first to come in my head.\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nCosmo: Any must-visit place you would like to suggest?\r\n\r\nPK: Venice, a beach town in LA! I lived there when I was in the city and it was like a beautiful neighbourhood right next to the beach. You could walk to the beach or the nearby stores, bars and restaurants to hangout. It’s just a beautiful part of the city. I must say that not all of LA is nice like if you go to North Hollywood. It is a massive, huge city and so you really need to know which neighborhood to go in. But if you are going just to hang out, then be in Venice for sure.\r\n","type":"story","field_meta_title":null,"field_meta_description":"Cosmo.in. 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Instead, they hope to split their time between North America and the UK, while 'continuing to fully support Her Majesty The Queen' and working to become 'financially independent'.\r\n\r\nBut how exactly do they go about funding themselves?\r\n\r\nOn their website, sussexroyal.com, Meghan and Harry have created a lengthy new page called 'Funding', which goes into great detail about how the pair are currently funded, alongside their hopes for the future.\r\n\r\n View this post on Instagram \r\n\r\n“After many months of reflection and internal discussions, we have chosen to make a transition this year in starting to carve out a progressive new role within this institution. We intend to step back as ‘senior’ members of the Royal Family and work to become financially independent, while continuing to fully support Her Majesty The Queen. It is with your encouragement, particularly over the last few years, that we feel prepared to make this adjustment. We now plan to balance our time between the United Kingdom and North America, continuing to honour our duty to The Queen, the Commonwealth, and our patronages. This geographic balance will enable us to raise our son with an appreciation for the royal tradition into which he was born, while also providing our family with the space to focus on the next chapter, including the launch of our new charitable entity. We look forward to sharing the full details of this exciting next step in due course, as we continue to collaborate with Her Majesty The Queen, The Prince of Wales, The Duke of Cambridge and all relevant parties. Until then, please accept our deepest thanks for your continued support.” - The Duke and Duchess of Sussex For more information, please visit sussexroyal.com (link in bio) Image © PA\r\n\r\nA post shared by The Duke and Duchess of Sussex (@sussexroyal) on Jan 8, 2020 at 10:33am PST\r\n\r\n\r\nIn it, the couple explain that 5% of the money they currently live off is a Sovereign Grant, while the other 95% comes from Charles The Prince Of Wales's estate. They would \"prefer to release this financial tie\". The site explains:\r\n\r\n\r\n\"Since the establishment of The Office of The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, 95 percent of the funding received for their Office expenditure is derived from income allocated by HRH The Prince of Wales, generated through the Duchy of Cornwall. This provision has been in place since Prince William and Prince Harry first established their offices in support of The Queen, and is the responsibility of The Prince of Wales. This information continues to be available on The Duchy of Cornwall website.\"\r\n\r\n\r\nAnd where will it come from in the future? While Meghan and Harry haven't outlined specific logistics, their website explains their awareness of the opportunity to \"earn a professional income\" from \"working externally\" to the Royal family.\r\n\r\n\"The Duke and Duchess of Sussex take great pride in their work and are committed to continuing their charitable endeavours as well as establishing new ones. In addition, they value the ability to earn a professional income, which in the current structure they are prohibited from doing. For this reason they have made the choice to become members of the Royal Family with financial independence. Their Royal Highnesses feel this new approach will enable them to continue to carry out their duties for Her Majesty The Queen, while having the future financial autonomy to work externally.\"\r\n\r\nMailOnline report Prince Harry's net worth is estimated to be around £30 million, while Meghan's is allegedly £4million. Harry apparently inherited more than £20 million from his late mother Princess Diana and around £7m from his great-grandmother the Queen Mother.\r\n\r\nMeghan, meanwhile, earned approximately £40,000 an episode on Suits, and over triple that for films appearance. As for potential future endeavours? Harry and Meghan mention \"establishing new\" charitable organisations, while reports claim they could be earning £300,000+ for public appearances.\r\n\r\nWe're not sure that means they'll be in your local Tiger Tiger, but you never know.\r\n","type":"story","field_meta_title":null,"field_meta_description":null,"field_meta_keyword":null,"image":"https://akm-img-a-in.tosshub.com/sites/cosmo/sites/default/files/2020-01/Screen%20Shot%202020-01-09%20at%205.27.28%20pm.png?ri7oQisCCrrstBCKTh3zggXkuE6h2gn2","field_editory_by":null,"path":"/celebrity/features/a19365/heres-how-meghan-markle-and-prince-harry-intend-become-financially","created":"09 January 2020 ","time_created":"2020-01-09T13:00:00+05:30","field_section":"Celebrity","field_section_url":"/celebrity","field_content_type":"Features","notes":"http://www.cosmopolitan.com/uk/reports/a30450363/how-meghan-markle-prince-harry-financially-independent/","notes_syn":"Cosmopolitan","userData_node":null,"userData":null,"field_first_name":null,"authorpath":null,"userPicUrl":null},{"nid":"19366","title":"Meghan Markle and Prince Harry Announce They're \"Stepping Down\" From Royal Duties","field_dek":"The Sussex family will also be moving abroad\r\n","modified":"2020-01-09 08:37:30","status":"1","field_full_dek":"In a newly released statement, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have announced that they'll be stepping away from their royal duties, along with an impending move to North America.\r\n\r\nA post to their official Instagram account, @SussexRoyal, explains that after months of deliberation the couple will be \"stepping back as 'senior' members of the Royal Family\" and becoming \"financially independent\". The statement also reads that the couple, along with their baby son Archie, will be splitting their time between both the UK and an undisclosed location in North America.\r\n\r\nThey explain that the moves comes about in order to raise their little one \"with an appreciation for the royal tradition into which he was born, while also providing our family with the space to focus on the next chapter, including the launch of our new charitable entity\".\r\n\r\nIn full, the post reads: “After many months of reflection and internal discussions, we have chosen to make a transition this year in starting to carve out a progressive new role within this institution. We intend to step back as ‘senior’ members of the Royal Family and work to become financially independent, while continuing to fully support Her Majesty The Queen. It is with your encouragement, particularly over the last few years, that we feel prepared to make this adjustment.\"\r\n\r\n View this post on Instagram \r\n\r\n“After many months of reflection and internal discussions, we have chosen to make a transition this year in starting to carve out a progressive new role within this institution. We intend to step back as ‘senior’ members of the Royal Family and work to become financially independent, while continuing to fully support Her Majesty The Queen. It is with your encouragement, particularly over the last few years, that we feel prepared to make this adjustment. We now plan to balance our time between the United Kingdom and North America, continuing to honour our duty to The Queen, the Commonwealth, and our patronages. This geographic balance will enable us to raise our son with an appreciation for the royal tradition into which he was born, while also providing our family with the space to focus on the next chapter, including the launch of our new charitable entity. We look forward to sharing the full details of this exciting next step in due course, as we continue to collaborate with Her Majesty The Queen, The Prince of Wales, The Duke of Cambridge and all relevant parties. Until then, please accept our deepest thanks for your continued support.” - The Duke and Duchess of Sussex For more information, please visit sussexroyal.com (link in bio) Image © PA\r\n\r\nA post shared by The Duke and Duchess of Sussex (@sussexroyal) on Jan 8, 2020 at 10:33am PST\r\n\r\n\r\nIt continues on to say, \"We now plan to balance our time between the United Kingdom and North America, continuing to honour our duty to The Queen, the Commonwealth, and our patronages. This geographic balance will enable us to raise our son with an appreciation for the royal tradition into which he was born, while also providing our family with the space to focus on the next chapter, including the launch of our new charitable entity.\"\r\n\r\n\"We look forward to sharing the full details of this exciting next step in due course, as we continue to collaborate with Her Majesty The Queen, The Prince of Wales, The Duke of Cambridge and all relevant parties. Until then, please accept our deepest thanks for your continued support.”\r\n\r\nThe announcement may not come as a surprise to fans of the royal family, given that in the past Harry and Meghan have been outspoken about the pressures that accompany life in the limelight, with the former actress saying, \"When I first met my now-husband, my friends were really happy because I was so happy. But my British friends said to me, 'I'm sure he's great but you shouldn't do it, because the British tabloids will destroy your life'.\"\r\n\r\nWe'll update this story with more details as they emerge.\r\n","type":"story","field_meta_title":null,"field_meta_description":null,"field_meta_keyword":null,"image":"https://akm-img-a-in.tosshub.com/sites/cosmo/sites/default/files/2020-01/Screen%20Shot%202020-01-09%20at%202.13.59%20pm.png?LfdDfYC5DEHtJ46KCWl4MQR7WsVqcWQG","field_editory_by":null,"path":"/celebrity/features/a19366/meghan-markle-and-prince-harry-announce-theyre-stepping-down-royal-duties","created":"09 January 2020 ","time_created":"2020-01-09T13:00:00+05:30","field_section":"Celebrity","field_section_url":"/celebrity","field_content_type":"Features","notes":"http://www.cosmopolitan.com/uk/reports/a30445466/meghan-markle-harry-stepping-down/","notes_syn":"Cosmopolitan","userData_node":null,"userData":null,"field_first_name":null,"authorpath":null,"userPicUrl":null},{"nid":"19360","title":"#CosmoExclusive: 5 Minutes With Malaika Arora ","field_dek":"The actor/dancer/model spills the tea to Cosmo on fitness, beauty, fashion, and a few other secrets...\r\n","modified":"2020-01-08 11:49:10","status":"1","field_full_dek":"Cosmo: Tell us about Reebok’s new concept store, Fit Hub 3.0...\r\n\r\nMalaika Arora: “It’s the first of its kind in the country! Today, the world over, fitness is not looked at as just fitness alone...it’s become fused with fashion. And that coming together is fantastic. That’s what the store offers: a unique shopping experience for any fitness enthusiast.”\r\n\r\n \r\n\r\nC: You’re a fitness enthusiast, too. What’s your workout routine like?\r\n\r\nMA: “The most important thing for me is to just get up in the morning and go out. I encourage people to make time for themselves and engage in a fitness activity. That tends to be the biggest challenge for most people. If you can incorporate that in your daily life, half the battle is won. Next is what you do in your fitness routine—and the choices are endless. For me, it’s a little bit of everything: I practise yoga every day, cardio twice a week, and Pilates thrice a week. I do some weight training a few times a week, too.” \r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n \r\n\r\nC: What’s a trend you’re loving ATM?\r\n\r\nMA: “Everything high-waist!”\r\n\r\n \r\n\r\nC: And one you can’t wait to see gone?\r\n\r\nMA: “I hate, hate cycling shorts! I mean, how can you leave your house in them?! And now they’re all over the red carpets! I can’t even...” \r\n\r\n \r\n\r\nC: What’s your go-to beauty hack?\r\n\r\nMA: “It’s a trick I use all the time: mix some moisturiser with a highlighter. Apply it to the face and see how amazing it looks!”\r\n\r\n \r\n\r\nC: If you had to survive with just three beauty products all your life, what would they be?\r\n\r\nMA: “A cheek and lip tint, mascara, and glow stick.”\r\n\r\n \r\n\r\nC: Tell us a secret talent no-one knows you have...\r\n\r\nMA: “I’m a decent cook! Give me any recipe and I’ll be able to rustle it up. People don’t usually associate food and cooking with me, because they assume if you’re fit, you probably don’t eat. 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Meet 7 Celebrities and Influencers Who Have Joined the #FreeYourLips Movement

This campaign is celebrating women’s rights to speak freely and step-up to the world.

What does freedom truly mean to you? Have you ever been judged for wearing too much make-up, worried about how people will react to the way you dress, felt unsafe at night or felt the need to justify or hide your life’s choices? If yes, you are not alone. Watch the video below to find out more. 

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Lakmé is launching campaign for their lightest matte ever - Lakmé Absolute Matte Revolution, asking women to focus on the weight of their words and not on their lips. This campaign called #FreeYourLips celebrates women who have broken the conventional norms of society by standing up for themselves. This inspiring campaign urges women in India to speak up and free their lips, applauding women who haven’t held themselves back from speaking their minds and voicing their opinion.

 

Joining this movement are model Shibani Dandekar, designer Monica Dogra, fashion and beauty influencer Debasree Banerjee, model Sonalika Sahay, beauty influencer Ankita Chaturvedi, fashion blogger Samidha Singh and comedian Mallika Dua. Here’s what they have to say about the meaning of the freedom and what it means to be free.

 

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Ladies, it’s 2019, and it’s about time we exercised our right to be free. To join the movement, use the hashtag #FreeYourLips and let us know what the line FreeYourLips means to you.