Indonesian TV star Dude Harlino ‘in awe after Hajj’

Dude Harlino was invited by the Saudi media ministry to perform Hajj. (SPA)
Updated 13 August 2019

Indonesian TV star Dude Harlino ‘in awe after Hajj’

  • The actor believes the images he captured of Hajj would be impactful to his followers
  • He praised the authorities for ensuring the safety of pilgrims

DUBAI: Indonesian actor Dude Harlino has said his Hajj pilgrimage was the most beautiful and happiest time of his life, Saudi state news agency SPA reported on Monday.

The actor had been invited by the Saudi media ministry to perform Hajj, but had only an hour to decide and three days to prepare for his trip.

“It was not an easy decision, but rejecting it was also hard as Hajj is the dream of every Muslim and a great religious obligation,” he added.

Harlino praised the authorities for ensuring the safe and comfortable passage of pilgrims between and at the various holy sites.

 “I did not have a moment of worry about myself or my belongings,” he added.

Harlino, who has 4.8 million followers on Instagram, said he would post images he captured during Hajj, because he believed it would impact young people.

He has already posted a video from Jamarat of the stoning ritual which has already received a lot of interest.


Bella Hadid gets candid about mental health struggles

Palestinian-Dutch model Bella Hadid recently opened up about her struggles with depression. (Photo: AFP)
Updated 52 min 55 sec ago

Bella Hadid gets candid about mental health struggles

  • The Palestinian-Dutch model recently opened up about her struggles with depression
  • The 23-year-old revealed that there were days she would “cry every single morning” when her career first kicked off

DUBAI: Palestinian-Dutch model Bella Hadid recently opened up about her struggles with depression and the pressure of being a runway model as she spoke at the Vogue Fashion Festival in Paris on Nov. 15.

The 23-year-old revealed that there were days she would “cry every single morning” when her career first kicked off.

“I would cry during my lunch breaks, I would cry before I slept. I was very emotionally unstable for a while when I was working 14-hour days for four months straight as an 18-year-old. I think I just wanted to breathe a little bit. And so it kind of put me in a spiral,” she shared, as per WWD.

The California-bred beauty added “For a while I just didn’t want to talk about it, and I’ve gone through a lot in the past few years with my health. I feel guilty for being able to live this incredible life, have the opportunities that I do, but somehow still be depressed. It doesn’t make sense.”

Hadid, who has walked the Victoria’s Secret runway three times, also revealed that she had never felt comfortable until she walked for Rihanna’s Savage x Fenty show this September.