Supermodels including Naomi Campbell, Gigi Hadid mark Father’s Day and pay tribute to their dads

British supermodel Naomi Campbell posted a photo with her “papa,” the late Tunisian couturier Azzedine Alaïa. (AFP)
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Updated 22 June 2020

Supermodels including Naomi Campbell, Gigi Hadid mark Father’s Day and pay tribute to their dads

DUBAI: Instagram feeds were flooded with special tributes to dads on Sunday as supermodels took to social media to marked Father’s Day.

British supermodel Naomi Campbell posted a photo with her “papa,” the late Tunisian couturier Azzedine Alaïa, who had raised her since she was 15-years-old.

“Happy Father’s Day to my Papa Azzedine Alaia!!! My forever inspiration, strength and heart, I MISS YOU TODAY AND EVERYDAY,” the 50-year-old catwalk star wrote on Instagram.

Speaking at Dubai Mall’s 10-year anniversary event in 2018 – a year after Alaïa’s death – Campbell expressed her admiration for the award-winning designer.

 “I have so much respect for him. For me, he was the most unique designer in the world. He was very non-judgmental. He was a perfectionist and he did his own shows on his own time,” Campbell said.

Part-Palestinian model Gigi Hadid also took to Instagram to share a collage of pictures with her father, the real-estate mogul Mohamed Hadid.

“Happy Father’s Day Mohamed Hadid I love you sooooo much! Thank you for the best siblings, best food, best stories, and best laughs, Daddio,” wrote Hadid, who is expecting her first child with former One Direction star Zayn Malik.

The 25-year-old runway star also said she dedicated her Food Network appearance on Sunday to her father. 

Her siblings Anwar and Bella Hadid also dedicated a few posts on Instagram to honor their father.

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Same same!! Love u OG!! Happy fathers day

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Meanwhile, Egyptian-Moroccan-Dutch model Imaan Hammam took the opportunity to mark Father’s Day by celebrating both her parents and grandmother, sharing their picture with her 920,000 followers.

“This picture makes me so happy Mama, Oma, Papa in Casablanca .... they have taught me so much, but one of the most important lessons was love,” the 23-year-old wrote. “Loving yourself and having the confidence to go out in the world and pursue your dreams... and loving others and all of our differences that make us individuals. Happy Father’s Day.”

 


Bollywood megastar Bachchan hospitalized with COVID-19

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Bollywood megastar Bachchan hospitalized with COVID-19

  • Affectionately known as "Big B", Bachchan shot to stardom in the early 1970s on the back of roles in huge hit movies such as "Zanjeer" and "Sholay"
  • Millions of Indians revere Bachchan like royalty, hanging on his every word and seeking his blessings

MUMBAI: Bollywood veteran megastar Amitabh Bachchan, 77, has tested positive for COVID-19 and been admitted to hospital in his hometown of Mumbai, he said Saturday on Twitter, calling for those close to him to get tested.
"I have tested CoviD positive .. shifted to Hospital," Bachchan wrote, saying his family and staff had already been tested and were awaiting their results.
"All that have been in close proximity to me in the last 10 days are requested to please get themselves tested!" he added.

Affectionately known as "Big B", Bachchan shot to stardom in the early 1970s on the back of roles in huge hit movies such as "Zanjeer" and "Sholay".
His films still open to packed cinemas across India, but his new movie - comedy-drama "Gulabo Sitabo" - was released on Amazon's streaming service due to the coronavirus restrictions.
Bollywood recently resumed film shoots after a months-long hiatus following the imposition of a nationwide lockdown in India in late March.
But actors over the age of 65, such as Bachchan, are banned from set due to their vulnerability to the virus.
India's nationwide coronavirus toll rose Saturday to 820,916 cases - the third highest in the world - with 22,123 deaths.
Health workers have complained about severe staff shortages, with some senior doctors and nurses avoiding frontlines because of their risk of catching the virus.
As the death toll climbs, critics say the country is not testing enough - leaving many infections undiagnosed.
Millions of Indians revere Bachchan like royalty, hanging on his every word, seeking his blessings and congregating outside his Mumbai bungalow every year on October 11, his birthday.
The doyen of Bollywood is a keen user of Twitter, where he has 43 million followers, and his career has branched into television presenting, business and politics, as well as countless commercial endorsements.
Early in his acting life, Bachchan earned his reputation as India's "angry young man" for portraying violent heroes fighting an unjust system and injecting a new aggressive element into Bollywood movies, which had previously consisted of polite romances.
After some lean years, Bachchan bounced back spectacularly, largely due to his stint as host for the Indian version of the popular TV game show "Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?", which revived his artistic and financial fortunes.
According to local media, he was being treated at Mumbai's Nanavati hospital.